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  • Across the USA, Jews urged not to walk home from synagogue alone

    04/20/2014 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 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 · 62 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.
  • Radar Shows Plane Deliberately Flew Toward Indian Ocean: Reports

    03/14/2014 9:03:51 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 236 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 14, 2014 | Alastair Jamieson
    Military radar evidence suggests the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner was deliberately flown west toward the Indian Ocean’s Andaman Islands, sources told Reuters on Friday as mounting evidence pointed to a criminal inquiry into Flight MH370. Two sources told Reuters that an unidentified aircraft – believed by investigators to be the missing Boeing 777 - was following a route between navigational way-points, indicating it was being flown by someone with aviation training when it was last plotted on military radar off the country's northwest coast.
  • Al-Qaeda Unveils New Magazine Aimed at Western Jihadis

    03/12/2014 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:06AM GMT 10 Mar 2014 | By Rob Crilly, Islamabad
    "Al-Qaeda unveils new magazine aimed at Western jihadis Advert for 'Resurgence' magazine uses words of Malcolm X in appeal to disaffected Muslims in US and Europe, as it turns focus away from Middle East" SNIPPET: "Al-Qaeda is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts. A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine, Resurgence." SNIPPET: "However, the new magazine appears to be the first English language...
  • USA to move Ukraine friendly to Cyprus

    03/03/2014 7:14:38 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 6 replies
    Fox Sports/ Fox Soccer ^ | Feb. 26, 2013 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    The United States men’s national team’s friendly against Ukraine scheduled to be played in Kharkiv, Ukraine on March 5 will be relocated to Cyprus, according to a statement on the website of the Football Federation of Ukraine.
  • Spoiler Alert: Olympics Men's Hockey: USA vs. Czech

    02/19/2014 12:18:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | February 19, 2014 | Staff
    See result in comment section.
  • Diminished American Prestige at Sochi has Far Too Much of the Failed Obama Era in It for Me...

    02/17/2014 10:04:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    While that hockey win over the Russians might have given us a nice morale lift the numbers don't lie- the Americans have unfortunately slipped to 7th place in overall medals at the 2014 Winter Games, this after a record-breaking dominance at Vancouver last go-round. We're all but mathematically eliminated from any kind of top finish already. You knew we were in trouble from the minute they rolled-out those collegiate-grunge opening ceremony outfits that Ralph Lauren came up with... and what's up with Pee Wee Herman in the announcers' booth? This Olympics so far has far too much of the dreadful...
  • As medals slip away, Americans are getting steamed at Sochi Games

    02/15/2014 10:54:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/15/2013 | By Sally Jenkins
    The snow in the Caucasus Mountains is dissolving, the white patches shrinking, and many athletes on Team USA seem to be melting down with them. Some Americans are drained, and others are dragging. When they ski or they skate, they think they went fast, but then they look up at the clock and are stunned to find they were a second slow, and finish eighth. Team USA’s self-esteem is leaking away, and it’s triggering anxious super-secret coaching meetings and conspiracy theories. What’s in the Russian water table — and why are those Swiss timers so suspiciously slow? It must be...
  • 11 Shocking Revelations From Highest Ranking Soviet Defector – KGB Attacking US

    02/11/2014 7:00:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Rick Wells
    Yesterday “TheBlaze” published an interview with Romanian Lt. Gen Ion Pacepa, a discussion which arose around the publishing of his work, “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.” Pacepa is a defector to the United States, but not just any run-of-the-mill defector. He is the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to ever defect. He crossed over back in 1978 and was given political asylum by then President Jimmy Carter. He has made a practice since that time to write in defense of freedom while living his life under threat of assassination, hiding out...
  • I can't possibly be the only one who thought this about the U.S. Olympic teams uniform...

    02/08/2014 10:02:26 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 86 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    2012 was a swing an a miss...this time around it was a swing, miss, and then the freakin' bat slipped out of the designers hands...It's the Olympics, not an ugly Christmas sweater contest.
  • Vote now & make ESPN liberals SQUAWK! Vote for Erika Brown to hold the US flag at Sochi (vanity)

    01/29/2014 5:46:33 PM PST · by Kolath · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/29/2014 | ak267
    NBC is running a poll on who should carry the US flag at the Sochi Winter Games. Lets make the liberals at ESPN squawk and elect a CURLER to bear the US flag!!!! Vote here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/vote-who-should-be-flag-bearer-united-states
  • Thomas Jefferson Needs A Dead Moose Right Now To Defend America

    01/29/2014 11:10:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | January 16, 2014 | Robert Krulwich
    They were so young, the folks who invented America. James Madison, on July 4, 1776, was 25. James Monroe was 18, Alexander Hamilton, 21, Marquis de Lafayette, 18, Aaron Burr, 20, Betsy Ross, 24, Gilbert Stuart, 20. Ben Franklin, of course, was much older, grander and world famous. But he was the only one. Europeans, peering across the ocean at this new place — this America — wondered why, after 200 years, the American colonies (and now the new American nation) had produced no other men of Franklin's stature, no world class intellectuals, no military geniuses, no great poets or...
  • 'McCarthyism' by the numbers

    01/21/2014 8:50:27 PM PST · by Viennacon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/2014 | M. Stanton Evans
    The orchestrated attack on Diana West’s important book, American Betrayal, has been brutal and unseemly, but in one respect at least it has served a useful purpose. This lone positive angle--counter-intuitive at first glance--is that her iconoclastic Cold War history has sparked a barrage of charges about “McCarthyism” and the senator from Wisconsin who gave his name to a decisive epoch in America’s long death struggle with the Kremlin. As is well-known, “McCarthyism” was an alleged focus of political evil in the 1950s: accusations of Communist taint, without any factual basis; bogus “lists” of supposed Communists who never existed; failure...
  • Wall Street advisor: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, 'misery index' worst in 40 years

    01/21/2014 11:46:47 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 249 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com via Drudge ^ | JANUARY 21, 2014 AT 1:08 PM | By PAUL BEDARD
    Don't believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud. In a memo to clients provided to Secrets, David John Marotta calculates the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government. Marotta, who recently advised those worried about an imploding economy to...
  • 'The Americans Lied': Trans-Atlantic 'No-Spy' Deal on the Rocks

    01/16/2014 1:56:21 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 3 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 15, 2014 | Veit Medick and Annett Meiritz
    Berlin wants a deal with the US that prohibits trans-Atlantic spying, but Washington seems uninterested. Last summer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised her citizens a pact which would prohibit US spying on German citizens. But since then, Washington has shown little interest in pursuing such a treaty. Now, officials in Germany fear the deal is dead... But the statements coming out of Berlin and Pullach, where the BND is headquartered, reek of forced optimism. Nobody wants it to look as though efforts have been abandoned toward a deal which would see the US agree to swear off spying operations in...
  • US run by Nazi space aliens, Iran claims

    01/14/2014 9:53:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 14/1/14 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON - Confirming the suspicions of many, the United States has been secretly run by a shadow government of German Nazi space aliens since 1945, Fars News Agency, Iran's semi-official news agency, reported on Sunday. In a dramatic scoop, Fars— in all seriousness— reported that revelations of mass NSA surveillance made public by Edward Snowden were actually an effort by the American-Nazi extraterrestrials to hide their nature to a human world they hoped to dominate. The Iranian outlet suggests Snowden offered Russian intelligence officials "incontrovertible proof" to support the claims— and that Russia considers the report to be "accurate." Aliens...
  • An incomparable strategic weapon for the USA(Hint:technology that Obama is trying to destroy)

    01/09/2014 5:19:51 AM PST · by bestintxas · 6 replies
    am thinker ^ | 1/9/14 | t lifson
    As Russia prepares to strut its stuff before the world at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the economic foundation of Russian power and prosperity is crumbling, thanks to a strategic weapon developed by the United States. That weapon is fracking, and it is paying havoc with Russia's ability to exercise power on the world stage. Three articles lay out the devastating consequences of this technological revolution developed mostly not by a national laboratory, huge government initiative, or top scientists, but by guys out in the Texas and Oklahoma oil patches. The American Interest sums it up most pithily: North America's shale...
  • US Women's Curling Team (Sochi Olympics) "What does a skip say?"

    01/01/2014 2:43:42 PM PST · by Kolath · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/1/14 | Terry Kolsar
    USA's women's 2014 Olympic team members Erika Brown, Debbie McCormick, Jessica Schultz, Ann Swisshelm, & Allison Pottinger made a spoof video of the YouTube viral hit, "What does the fox say" by changing it to "What the skip say." The skip in curling is the captain and often is known for intense yelling to his/her sweepers. Words most often used include hurry, hard, whoa, right off, yes, yep. The video was shot in Scotland and created by Matt Gamboa for USA Curling.
  • With privileges withdrawn, US Ambassador Nancy Powell calls off Nepal visit

    12/31/2013 6:44:22 AM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 13 replies
    India's tough measures against United States diplomats following the arrest of a senior Indian diplomat in New York has impacted US Ambassador Nancy Powell who called off her travel to Nepal after her special privileges were withdrawn. Powell, who had informed the government here about her travel plans to Nepal, cancelled her visit after airport pass which gave her special access to various procedural checks at the airport stood withdrawn as India downgraded privileges and benefits to US diplomats in sharp retaliation to the arrest of its Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade. Only the ambassador's airport pass came with a...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] In the Midst of Much Blood God extended a Rose. A Meditation on Guadalupe…

    12/13/2013 2:17:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/12/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Reflecting on this evening of the great feast of our Lady of Guadalupe, I am mindful of the first reading we had today from the book of Revelation the 12th chapter. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems....
  • All Apollo Mission Images available online for the first time

    12/24/2013 11:12:42 AM PST · by Spruce · 27 replies
    The Apollo astronauts used several types of cameras during their missions. Most of the classic images published in magazines of the day were taken by 70 mm Hasselblad cameras, but astronauts also used 35 mm Nikon cameras, a multispectral camera, a stereoscopic camera, and a Hycon Lunar Topographic camera. Both black and white and color film were used; however since that time, some color film has had to be digitally restored to correct for fading and other effects of agingUntil now, these film products have resided in cold storage or have been shelved and archived at NASA data repositories. Access...
  • China: Economy Expanding, Military Might, Going to Moon...USA? Not so much

    12/15/2013 3:12:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    SFF
    Just saw a report on the news about China going to the moon....and it came to mind.... The Chinese economy is expanding, they're sending rockets to the moon (albeit unmanned), and China is flexing military muscle. China recently hosted an economic conference with a number of nations. Not there? The occupant of the Oval Office. Sounds like the USA 40 years ago or so...
  • Dr Shakeel Afridi lawyer flees away from Pakistan because of security concern

    12/11/2013 11:21:49 AM PST · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    own | 12 december | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, The lawyer of the Dr Shakeel Afridi escaped from the Pakistan and run in Dubai on Wednesday. Unknown people threaten him because of the counseling of Dr Shakeel Afridi. Who’s behind the prison in the linked with Lashker Islam (Banned organization) in Khyber agency (tribal area of Pakistan). The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor – Shekel Afridi – who helped the US to track down Osama bin Laden has fled the country after receiving threats from militants, relatives said. Lawyer Sami Ullah Afridi went abroad after militants threatened to blow up his car and kill his family, a relative...
  • WHEN BAD IS THE NEW GOOD

    11/30/2013 11:12:10 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-30-13 | Greg Laurie
    Exclusive: Greg Laurie sees U.S. going way of Israel, punished by God with takeover. I think that our culture in the United States seems to be turned upside down. It seems that, in the perception of many, what was once considered good is now perceived as bad. What was once perceived as bad is now thought of as good. We even see this reflected in our use of words. A long time ago, people used expressions like “holy smoke” or “hunky dory.” My generation said things like “Far out, man!” and “Whoa, that is really heavy!” And one word that...
  • Patriotic Educational Christmas Gifts for Kids 6-12?

    11/27/2013 8:19:18 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 12 replies
    Shameless Vanity | November 27, 2013 | AZLiberty
    Going into the shopping season, any ideas for Christmas gifts that inspire patriotism -- for kids 6-12 years?
  • Richard Spencer: Allies may see Iran deal as sign of superpower in retreat

    11/25/2013 6:42:57 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2013 | Richard Spencer
    An Iran secure in relations with US could have a positive impact on a number of regional issues, but the Sunni world could fall out of Washington's orbit. Washington feels triumphant but has a superpower ever struck a deal like this, in defiance of its most closely affected allies? The United States is still, despite recent debacles, the global hegemon. Ignoring the pleas of allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia is just one of those things a superpower can do if a president wants to put a diplomatic achievement in the White House column marked "legacy". But for Sunni Arab...
  • Statement By The President On First Step Agreement On Iran's Nuclear Program

    11/23/2013 10:07:46 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 40 replies
    THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, the United States -- together with our close allies and partners -- took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program.
  • MOM & MAVEN: a tale of two Mars orbiters

    11/20/2013 9:51:08 PM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 2 replies
    The Hindu ^ | MADHUMATHI D.S.
    Even as the first Indian spacecraft to Mars hovers around Earth to zip off into space this month-end, scientists are agog about the latest Mars-bound visitor; an object that could be our orbiter’s companion of sorts there next year. NASA on Monday shot off MAVEN, its 21st Mars venture, directly towards the planet from Florida. Assuming that controllers at ISRO put their Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also on that track by December 1, MOM is due to arrive around Mars on September 24, 2014, two days after MAVEN would have. It could arguably be a rare tango of two separate,...
  • Our National Turning Point...Nov 22 1963

    And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?(Daniel 4:34-35)I believe that the God of...
  • 'Stuxnet has infected Russian nuclear plant and International Space Station'

    11/12/2013 6:24:23 AM PST · by tamarijp · 28 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/12/2013 | Sara Miller
    An internet security specialist says that Stuxnet, the computer malware that targeted Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010 and widely attributed to Israel and the US, has spiraled out of control and attacked a Russian nuclear plant and the International Space Station.
  • IRGC and the Spiritual Vacuum of Latin American Leftists

    IRGC and the spiritual vacuum of Latin American leftists The following is a glimpse of the kind of thing I often see while researching the activities of the IRGC (writ large) in Latin America. Communism fails to provide for the spiritual needs of leftwing political activists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have done a pretty good job of inserting themselves and the Khomeinist version of Shiism into that void. (Either that or the IRI is throwing lots of money around and the leftists are whores, which is certainly possible, but for the moment I'll take the more...
  • The 2013 Atlantic Hurrican Season (none for the USA so far)

    10/18/2013 12:54:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies
    18OCT2013 | Jack Hydrazine
    The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is an ongoing annual cycle in tropical cyclogenesis. It is the first Atlantic hurricane season since 2002 to feature no hurricanes through the month of August. The season officially began on June 1 and will end on November 30. The first tropical cyclone of the year, Andrea, developed on June 7 in the Gulf of Mexico. This season continued a pattern of unusually early starting hurricane seasons – the first named storm of a season typically forms around July 9. Below average activity continued afterwards into October. The strongest tropical cyclone of the season thus...
  • A debt ceiling hiccup on the way to a 21st-century American world order

    10/18/2013 7:50:40 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | October 18th, 2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Those old enough to remember the 1929 crash on Wall Street and the US exit from the Gold Standard under Franklin Roosevelt – thin in numbers these days – will recall the pervading sense that America had already peaked, its capitalist model overtaken by history. The Russian trade agency Amtorg in New York famously advertised for 6,000 skilled plumbers, chemists, electricians, and dentists, and suchlike, to work in the Soviet Union, then deemed the El Dorado of mankind, or the "moral top of the world where the light never really goes out", in the words of Edmund Wilson. It is...
  • Could the Different States Become Separate Countries in the Future?

    10/17/2013 8:45:51 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 245 replies
    Governor Rick Perry was once alleged to have stated that Texas could secede in the future. But he now states he opposes succession: http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2012/11/13/rick-perry-texas-secession-petition/1702359/ If the different states were to become different nations, the federal government would cease to exist. That means that the federal debt would be reduced to Zero. But the price that Americans would pay, would be the loss of super power status. Would Americans be better off or worse off, if the states were to become different countries?
  • Militant base 'attacked from sea" in Somalia

    10/04/2013 11:20:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/5/2013 | BBC
    Unidentified foreign forces have launched a night-time raid on a militant base in the south Somali town of Barawe from the sea, reports say. A spokesman for the al-Shabab Islamist group told Reuters news agency that one of its fighters had been killed during the raid....... Al-Shabab claimed responsibility last month for the deadly attack on a Kenyan shopping mall..... According to the Somali news website Midnimo, two helicopters were also involved in the raid..... "Westerners in boats attacked our base as Barawe beach and one was martyred from our side," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Masab, described as al-Shabab's spokesman for...
  • Rouhani home with US ?gift? of silver griffin: reports

    09/29/2013 2:48:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | 9-28-13
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday brought home a 2,700-year-old Persian artifact the US administration gave him as ?a special gift" to Iranians, media reports said. ?The Americans contacted us on Thursday and said 'we have a gift for you',? Rouhani told reporters upon arrival at the airport in Tehran, the ILNA news agency reported. ?They gave it back as a special gift to the Iranian nation.? Rouhani was speaking of a 7th century BC silver Persian drinking cup in the shape of a winged Griffin, a legendary creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion....
  • Oracle makes a comeback! Team USA wins the 34th America's Cup..

    09/25/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2013 | Reuters Reporter
    Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the 34th America's Cup today in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Spithill steered Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay to keep the oldest trophy in international sports in the United States. All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallied from seven-point deficits to win 9-8 Wednesday.
  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22nd, NYC MUSLIM DAY PARADE

    09/20/2013 8:26:38 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 27 replies
    Muslims block traffic in midtown Manhattan so they can pray for the coming Islamic Caliphate to destroy the USA as we know it
  • U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt

    09/19/2013 6:26:20 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 19, 2013 | By Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Air Force has a message for Iran: Don’t mess with our drones.
  • Al-Qaeda chief calls for attacks on US in 9/11 speech to followers

    09/13/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 13, 2013 | Jose Ensor
    In an audio message released yesterday, Zawahiri laid out a plan of attack, saying he wanted a "few of the brothers" to commit small-scale strikes to trigger big spending by Washington on security, while awaiting the opportunity for a major onsalught later.
  • The man who stopped World War III and sacrificed his career

    09/12/2013 6:27:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | September 12, 2013 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Exactly 30 years ago, when early warning systems indicated the Soviet Union was under nuclear attack by the United States, air defence officer Stanislav Petrov went by gut instinct and decided the alarm was false. It was a decision that saved the human race – and ended his career. Place: Serpukhov-15, a ballistic missile early warning command and control post south of Moscow. Time: Just after midnight, September 26, 1983. Officers of the elite Soviet Air Defence Force are about to begin their night shift at the top secret installation. Their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, 44, pushes back in...