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  • Brexit and the end of international progressive inevitability

    06/26/2016 7:47:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 25, 2016 4:00 AM | David French
    Is it any wonder that citizens of one of the greatest and strongest nations in human history would recoil from an international order that was proving mainly that it could enrich an elite without seeming to lift a finger to preserve the nation’s core values and traditions — the very things that had made it great and strong? Is it any wonder that citizens of other great countries are —wondering what loyalty they owe to that same elite? And so we launch yet another phase in human history, where what’s old — nations pursuing their own interests — is new...
  • 2016 Polls: Brexit Issues Driving Voters in Battleground States

    06/26/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | CBS
    CBS releases 2016 polls from battleground states like Florida, Colorado, and Wisconsin, showing that a significant number of voters are sympathetic to messages similar to the successful “Brexit” campaign in the UK’s EU Referendum. rom CBS News: Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They’re often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and...
  • For Queen and Country and Anglospheric Culture

    06/24/2016 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 3 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Great news from yesterday evening, as the British people (at least the English and Welsh ones) voted to secede from the Second Belgian Empire. “British voters chose to ‘leave’ the European Union on Thursday, defying the polls — and President Barack Obama, who had urged Britain to ‘remain’ in the EU. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had also urged Britain to stay in the EU. Only Donald Trump had backed the campaign to leave. “Republican strategists had panned Trump’s decision to travel to the UK in the midst of campaign turmoil, and in the wake of his blistering attack...
  • Robert Spencer Moment: Trump Was Right And His Opponents Have No Plan To Protect US

    06/19/2016 4:16:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jamie Glazov
    This special edition of The Glazov Gang presents the Robert Spencer Moment with Robert Spencer, the Director of JihadWatch.org and the author of the new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS. Robert discusses Trump Was Right, unveiling how, at last, a presidential candidate is recommending a foreign policy we urgently need.
  • Reuters: Half Of Likely Voters Back Temporary Ban On All Muslim Entry To United States.

    06/14/2016 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 121 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New polling data from Reuters shows a surge in support for a far-reaching temporary ban on any Muslim entry to the United States. In the wake of the terrorist attack in Orlando, 50 percent of likely voters now support a temporary halt on Muslim entry into the United States. Just 42 percent of likely voters oppose a temporary ban.
  • Secret Talks with Ayatollah Khomeini

    06/13/2016 12:14:38 AM PDT · by gattaca · 7 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | June 13, 2016 | Joel Hilliker
    Newly declassified U.S. government documents shed light on some painful lessons from the Iranian Revolution in 1979—lessons that the recent nuclear deal shows we have forgotten. The Islamic Revolution of 1979 remains one of the most dramatic events in modern times—when the rule of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi was replaced by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. This transformed an ally of the United States into a volcano of anti-Americanism. It turned Iran into an Islamic Republic—one of the most radical, violent regimes in the modern world—the source of tremendous unrest and terrorism throughout the Middle East and beyond. The revolution produced a...
  • Malawi's new president sells off presidential jet and 60 Mercedes

    06/02/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2012 | Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg and Damien McElroy
    Joyce Banda, Malawi's new president, has announced the presidential jet and fleet of 60 Mercedes limousines would be sold in a move applauded by a British cabinet minister as an example to other African leaders. Mrs Banda said she was happy to "offload" the presidential perks, adding: "I can well use private airlines. I am already used to hitchhiking." It means that the 62-year-old head of state – the second woman to hold the position in Africa – will fly to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in London this weekend with British Airways. Andrew Mitchell, the UK International Development Secretary who...
  • What Ali Represents...an alternative view

    06/10/2016 4:40:38 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 12 replies
    06-10-16 | Bill Randles
    They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.( Proverbs 28:4-5)The effusion of lavish praise being poured out on behalf of Mohammed Ali, contains a kind of spiritual portent. We shouldn’t praise the wicked. People of every walk of life and on every continent are mourning the passing of the Champion boxer and acclaimed “Civil Rights” champion, and eulogizing him in a very spiritual manner, reminiscent of the praise afforded Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, and Mother Teresa. Woe...
  • 3 soldiers die, 6 missing after crash at Fort Hood low-water crossing

    6:41 p.m. update: The bodies of three soldiers have been recovered from a swollen creek, and rescuers are searching for six more soldiers, after a troop carrier overturned at a low water crossing nearon Fort Hood Thursday morning. Three other soldiers are in stable condition after being rescued from the water near the overturned vehicle at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road. The soldiers were riding in a light medium tactical unit and taking part in training exercises at the time of the incident, said Fort Hood spokeswoman Master Sgt. Mary Mittlesteadt. ....The six missing soldiers...
  • Americans - The New Second-Class Citizens

    05/25/2016 10:33:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies
    RefugeeSettlementWatch.com, ^ | 05/25/2016 19:30 -0400 | Ann Corcoran
    Yesterday we told you about the mess in Utica, New York, a city in refugee overload with increasing poverty and stressed-out schools. We also told you about the Obama Labor Dept. (Tom Perez! Watch for him, bad news!) and the department’s special $2 million dollar grant to Utica to give summer jobs to a special subset of the impoverished—-refugees! (But wait! Haven’t we been hammered with the propaganda for years that refugees add to the local economy?) This special treatment for a class of immigrant has Labor Secretary Tom Perez’s fingerprints all over it. If you don’t know that name,...
  • Not-So-Soft Spot: U.S. Embassy Q&A Scrubbed from Chinese Social Media Site

    05/20/2016 8:49:39 AM PDT · by kevin_in_so_cal · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal blogs ^ | 05/20/2016 | Felicia Sonmez and Olivia Geng
    Are American diplomats trying to subvert the Chinese government by answering questions on how to set up a food truck in the U.S. or buy cheap Broadway tickets? An online public outreach effort by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing was abruptly shut down this week in a case that analysts said highlights Beijing’s anxieties over “Western values” – as well as the suggestion that Washington may be a bit too skilled at soft power for its own good. “The U.S. considers this as a cultural outreach or promoting cultural understanding,” he said. “But Beijing sees this, I think, as an...
  • America Goes Away: Fred Left Behind in Mexico

    05/17/2016 7:50:15 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 51 replies
    Fred Reed On Everything ^ | May 12, 2016 | Fred Rees
    Mail arrives in my inbox all the time, telling me that by going to Mexico I have sold out, fled, abandoned the United States. I’m a coward and a traitor, just like Lord Haw Haw, and Kim Philby, and probably hate America more than Barack Obama does. It is is irrational. They think that just because I went to Mexico, I left the US. They don’t understand. I didn’t leave the United States. It left me. It was a bait-and-switch operation. I signed on to one country, and they slipped another in under me. I want my money back. In...
  • The fuel of the US economy is getting cut off

    05/16/2016 12:31:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The warning signs of a credit slowdown are beginning to appear. Late Friday, the Federal Reserve's weekly H.8 report showed that growth in lending for commercial and industrial (C&I) loans has significantly cooled off in recent weeks. According to Bespoke Investment Group, the annualized quarter-over-quarter growth rate of C&I loans fell to 15.17% based on Friday's data. Just two weeks ago this was 19.34%.
  • Mana To Perform at White House on Cinco de Mayo

    04/28/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 75 replies
    billboard.com ^ | 4/28/2016 by | Billboard Staff
    The pro-immigrant, anti-Trump 7-time Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists make a return appearance in Washington Mexican rock superstars Maná will perform at the White House on May 5, at the presidential Cinco de Mayo celebration.
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. My reply:

    04/16/2016 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,029 replies
    I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. My reply: Build the wall. Enforce the law. Deport them all. End sanctuary cities. End anchor babies. Slap a moratorium on muslim immigration. Cut the taxes. Cut the spending. Cut the regulations. Cut the government. Cut the debt. Cut the EPA. Repeal ObamaCare. Get the feds out and allow health insurance to be sold over state lines. Send education back to states. Get a handle on trade. Make trade deals in our own best interests. Bring back capital. Bring back manufacturing. Bring back jobs. Strengthen the economy. Defend the second...
  • Russian Officials Scramble to Fix Problems Told to Vladimir Putin on His Call-in Show

    04/16/2016 6:27:15 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4/16/16 | PATRICK REEVELL
    At the top of Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in show on Thursday, the hours-long telethon during which Putin takes questions from ordinary Russians, Ekaterina Chernenko had a plea for the Russian president. Speaking by video-call, the resident of the Siberian city Omsk asked if Putin could have the potholed roads in her town fixed, complaining that local officials were doing nothing. In front of cameras broadcasting the exchange across Russia, Putin agreed with her, saying that the problem had gotten worse generally and noted that it needed to be solved. Within hours, Omsk’s local authorities announced they had laid 4,000 square...
  • America The Awesome: The Mighty Dollar

    04/11/2016 6:08:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Mark Nuckols
    This is the first in an eight-part series about America's awesomeness. The United States of America is the most awesome country in the world – even when I was a child. I was grateful to live in America and not in some impoverished Third World country. But it is really my experiences living abroad and traveling across the globe that have utterly convinced me that America is a uniquely great country. Democracy and liberty are clearly the two most important birthrights of Americans. But today I want to write about the U.S. dollar. A stable national currency and low inflation are...
  • How the world's largest military stacks up to the US armed forces

    03/30/2016 2:06:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2016 | Alex Lockie
    A recent report from the US Congressional Research Service outlines China's 2.3 million member armed forces and sheds light on misconceptions from Western military analysts. Simply put, the report challenges the idea that Westerners can understand China's military and foreign policy decisions without first understanding their Chinese philosophy and culture of warfare. Unlike the US, China has a media apparatus that is controlled by the state, so their military reports lack the transparency established by a free press. China also has a fundamentally different understanding of aggression. For the Chinese, there is little difference between peacetime and wartime cyber espionage,...
  • Guatemala beats US 2-0 in qualifier, pressuring Klinsmann

    03/26/2016 6:18:44 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2016 | Associated Press
    The United States' path toward the 2018 World Cup became considerably more difficult when coach Jurgen Klinsmann made some puzzling lineup choices and the American defense self-destructed Friday night in a 2-0 loss to Guatemala in Guatemala City. ADVERTISEMENT Edgar Castillo's poor backpass set up corner kicks that led to Rafael Morales' goal in the seventh minute. A goal kick by Paulo Motta went most of the length of the field in the 15th and Carlos Ruiz ran onto the ball, came in alone on goalkeeper Tim Howard and doubled the lead. Seeking their eighth straight World Cup berth, the...
  • Iran Told to Pay $10.5 Billion to 9/11 Kin, Insurers

    03/10/2016 11:09:29 AM PST · by Vostok-1
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016 11:32 PM | Bob Van Voris
    <p>Iran was ordered by a U.S. judge to pay more than $10.5 billion in damages to families of people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to a group of insurers.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge George Daniels in New York issued a default judgment Wednesday against Iran for $7.5 billion to the estates and families of people who died at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. It includes $2 million to each estate for the victims’ pain and suffering plus $6.88 million in punitive damages.</p>
  • Trump's Running a General Election Campaign He's Been Planning for Years

    03/02/2016 3:23:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last night and Trump's press conference. Once again he comes up with Planned Parenthood. He gets a question about Planned Parenthood, and he's not wavering from this. And people are misunderstanding what's happening. In the South Carolina debate I was taken aback when I saw Trump go on and on about Planned Parenthood. That was the debate where he accused Bush of knowing in advance of 9/11, knowing that there were no weapons of mass destruction, I mean, all this stuff that left-wingers say, the radical left wingers say, Trump's out there saying it, and then I...
  • British Airways removes plane after finding bed bugs on board

    02/26/2016 5:13:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 26, 2016 | Blathnaid Healy
    LONDON — A plane was taken out of service by British Airways after bed bugs were found on board. The airline says two of the parasitic insects, which feed on people's blood, were found. "Whenever any report of bed bugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service and use specialist teams to treat it — this happened in this instance," a spokeswoman for the airline told Mashable.
  • Israel Looks Beyond America

    02/18/2016 12:52:47 AM PST · by zlando · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Bret Stephens
    Jerusalem Jerusalem - Talk to Israelis about the United States these days and you will provoke a physical reaction. Barack Obama is an eye roll. John Kerry is a grimace. The administration's conduct of regional policy is a slow, sad shake of the head. The current state of the presidential race makes for a full-blown shudder. The Israeli rundown of the candidates goes roughly as follows: "Hillary - she doesn't like us." "Cruz - I don't like him" "Rubio - is he done for?" "Sanders - oy vey." "Trump - omigod." As for Israel's own troubles - a continuing...
  • U.S., Latin America declare war on Zika mosquito

    02/14/2016 7:09:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    They bite during the day and find humans tastier than the rest of the animal kingdom -- and that's exactly what makes the Aedes mosquito so dangerous. Well, that and the fact that it carries the Zika virus, which has terrified the globe. "There is the enemy," Dr. Tom Frieden, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Congress as he projected an image of the bug on screen last week, calling for a massive effort -- with a staggering $1.8 billion price tag -- to combat the danger. The Zika virus is an obscure agent that festered...
  • Ted Cruz: Honor Justice Scalia By Preventing Obama From Choosing His Replacement

    02/13/2016 3:13:52 PM PST · by Biggirl · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), following the tragic death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pledged to honor his name by asking his followers to help prevent Barack Obama from nominating his replacement to the nation’s highest court.
  • The world can't afford another financial crash – it could destroy capitalism as we know it

    02/11/2016 7:29:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 11, 2016 | Allister Heath
    They bounce back after terrorist attacks, pick themselves up after earthquakes and cope with pandemics such as Zika. They can even handle years of economic uncertainty, stagnant wages and sky-high unemployment. But no developed nation today could possibly tolerate another wholesale banking crisis and proper, blood and guts recession.
  • North Korea Did It Again

    02/07/2016 10:27:12 PM PST · by zlando · 13 replies
    BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dr. Alon Levkowitz
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: North Korean adventurism only adds to Israel's proliferation concerns. North Korea's fourth nuclear test, the P5+1 agreement to lift Iranian sanctions, and the billions of dollars worth in deals between Tehran and Asian and European companies, together constitute a significant challenge. In addition, Jerusalem faces a difficult task of being the watchdog that monitors Iran's adherence to the nuclear deal. One of the biggest concerns is that Iran will not openly breach the P5+1 agreement, but rather cooperate with North Korea on a "Back Door" plan towards the bomb, with North Korea surreptitiously doing the dirty work...
  • America is a Nation Headed For a Fall (Must Read Op-ed)

    02/06/2016 4:55:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - Ronald Reagan When a nation is beset by problems too big or too difficult to solve, it tends to obsess over trivia. Are "Berniebros" sexist for preferring Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton? Does Adele's "Hello"...
  • Anyone else feel anxious as world collapses before our eyes?

    01/30/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Randall_S · 123 replies
    Me ^ | January 30, 2016 | Randall S
    Consider the following: - The Democrats have no viable candidates, and one very well may be indicted - The Republican Party is imploding/being made irrelevant by Trump - The country has no borders - The Middle East and North Africa are in chaos - Fox News and many conservative pundits have lost respect of their audiences - Europe is being fundamentally changed by an Islamic invasion, and is tilting toward civil war - The "Pope" has more interest in Palestinians than he does Catholics - The world economy is as shaky today as it was in 2008 Any other seismic...
  • U.S. introduces visa rules for travelers with Mideast ties

    01/21/2016 2:59:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Thursday began enforcing new visa rules on some travelers who have visited or who have dual nationality with states considered seedbeds of terrorism, AFP reports. The Department of Homeland Security said would-be visitors to the United States who have been to Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria since March 2011 will now always have to apply for a visa. This will be the case even if the traveler is from a country in the U.S. visa waiver program -- the 40 nations seen as friends of America whose citizens can visit freely. .....
  • Survey: US ranks as 4th best country in the world

    01/21/2016 6:55:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2016 | Rick Moran
    Frankly, I'm surprised the US is ranked as high as it is in this firest ever US News and World Report survey of the best countries in the world. Is it ironic the Germany is #1? When you consider the history of the last century, you have to think so. Canada ranks #2 and Great Britain #3. The survey, conducted by the magazine and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and global brand consultants BAV Consulting, took into account 24 factors to make their determinations. Washington Post: The new project ranks 60 countries across 24 categories and is based on a survey of more...
  • Think It's 2008 All Over Again? Here Are the Charts That Might Prove It (Video)

    01/08/2016 1:45:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    The Street ^ | 1-8-2016 | ANDREW SACHAIS
    Back in 2007 and 2008, ironically the last time the Federal Reserve was hiking rates, the market began to form a bearish head and shoulders pattern. The pattern took a little less than a year to complete, and began breaking down heavily in early 2008. The initial reaction lower in 2008 brought the market down by close to 15% in a matter of weeks, leading to a strong rebound higher from late January until May. In May, more selling pressure commenced, and when it was all said and done, the market had collapsed by nearly 55% from its 2007 highs...
  • Four new military aircraft took to the skies in 2015

    12/31/2015 3:22:17 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Allison Barrie
    It was a big year for military aircraft advances. Here’s a look back at four of those – the F-16 Viper, Marine Corps’ King Stallion Helo, a new stealth bomber and fifth generation fighter F-35.
  • The U.S. women’s soccer team is the world’s best. Why can’t men buy their jerseys?

    12/19/2015 9:05:44 PM PST · by TBP · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Jim Kingman
    I stood a few rows behind the goal in Vancouver this summer when Carli Lloyd scored her hat trick in the United States Women’s National Team 5-2 World Cup win over Japan. The crowd was large, loud and star-spangled. While the USA was dominant, Carli was transcendent. Her game, especially 20 minutes in the first half, was the greatest individual performance in USA team sports history. It will likely be the most incredible and memorable sporting achievement I will witness. Like many fans, I want a jersey with LLOYD across the back. But I can’t have one. Jerseys for the...
  • Pat Caddell: Country Closer to Revolution Than Ever

    12/17/2015 2:26:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Veteran pollster Pat Caddell says he agrees with the premise that America today is closer to another revolution than at any time in recent history, adding, "The strength of this country comes from its people and it has a political system that is run, now, to the exclusion of its people - you have three quarters of the American people saying the government in Washington does not rule with the consent of the governed." Caddell told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon that the current $1.1 trillion 2,000-plus page omnibus bill is "the greatest disaster anyone ever saw...
  • Geller: Do Muslims Around The World Really Hate The United States? Yes

    12/16/2015 2:23:12 PM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    In an article entitled, “Do Muslims Around the World Really Hate the United States?”published at Foreign Policy and widely circulated in mainstream media circles, i.e., Yahoo, GOP candidates are being pilloried for their opposition to jihad, sharia, and ISIS infiltration here in the United States.
  • Donald Trump: The USA To Conquer England

    12/10/2015 9:27:21 AM PST · by richardskeet · 18 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 12/9/2015 | ramzpaul
    Published on Dec 9, 2015 A new petition has been released encouraging President Trump to conquer England and establish the House of Trump Monarchy. This hilarious video has started going viral. It explains, in detail, why the U.S. should conquer England, destroy parliament, force eugenics, expel their MUSLIMS, and install Donald Trump as King.
  • FOREIGN COMPANY BUYS U.S. ELECTION RESULTS REPORTING FIRM

    12/03/2015 9:36:44 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com ^ | unknown | Bev Harris
    In a major step towards global centralization of election processes, the world's dominant Internet voting company has purchased the USA's dominant election results reporting company. When you view your local or state election results on the Internet, on portals which often appear to be owned by the county elections division, in over 525 US jurisdictions you are actually redirected to a private corporate site controlled by SOE software, which operates under the name ClarityElections.com. The good news is that this firm promptly reports precinct-level detail in downloadable spreadsheet format. As reported by BlackBoxVoting.org in 2008, the bad news is that...
  • France, Russia pummel ISIS stronghold as critics blast US rules of engagement (we are wussies)

    11/17/2015 2:49:41 PM PST · by bestintxas · 40 replies
    foxnews ^ | 11/17/15 | foxnews
    In the wake of Friday's deadly terror attack in Paris and the confirmed bombing of a Russian airliner, Russia and France are pounding the Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa as, while the number of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS still dwarves all others combined, America appears to be in a slap fight while others are punching hard, say military experts. U.S. rules of engagement and the overarching desire to minimize collateral damage are holding back the true force of U.S. air power, while Paris and Moscow have taken off the gloves following the bombing of a Russian airliner and Friday's...
  • Iran’s Military Launches Increased Cyber Attacks on Obama Administration Officials

    11/05/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | Morgan Chalfant
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. officials believe that the hacks are related to the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has routinely conducted cyberwarfare against American government agencies for years. But the U.S. officials said there has been a surge in such attacks coinciding with the arrest last month of Siamak Namazi, an energy industry executive and business consultant who has pushed for stronger U.S.-Iranian economic and diplomatic ties. Obama administration personnel are...
  • American and Russian warplanes hold joint exercise in Syria [Jeremiah 30]

    11/03/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski
    Mashable ^ | 11/03/2015 | Christopher Miller
    For a mere 3 minutes on Tuesday, the American and Russian militaries worked as one. It happened during a rare joint military "communications test" in which one warplane from each side flew within five miles of each other in the skies over south central Syria, U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman Commander Elissa Smith told Mashable. The joint training comes after the U.S. and Russia on Oct. 20 signed an agreement that regulates aircraft and drone flights over Syria. Known as the memorandum of understanding, it outlines "a set of rules and restrictions aimed at preventing incidents between the Russian and U.S....
  • U.S. Brings Dogfighters to Counter Russians Over Syria

    11/03/2015 1:33:27 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 47 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 11.03.151:00 AM ET | David AxeIcemen
    The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the real adversary is Russia. The U.S. Air Force is deploying to Turkey up to a dozen jet fighters specializing in air-to-air combat—apparently to help protect other U.S. and allied jets from Russia’s own warplanes flying over Syria. Officially, the deployment of F-15C Eagle twin-engine fighters to Incirlik, Turkey—which the Pentagon announced late last week—is meant to “ensure the safety” of America’s NATO allies, Laura Seal, a Defense Department spokesperson, told The Daily Beast. That could...
  • Family of elderly U.K. man imprisoned in Iran press for his release

    An elderly man from the United Kingdom has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison for the last four years on charges of spying, according to his family, who is pushing for his release based on concern about his age and health. Kamal Foroughi, an engineer by training, was working as a consultant in the capital city of Tehran for the Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas when Iranian authorities took him into custody in May 2011, taking him from his apartment without any warrant for his arrest, according to his family. "My dad is 76-years-old and gets no...
  • Furious China Summons U.S. Ambassador, Slams Decision To "Threaten Peace" With Warship Challenge

    10/27/2015 8:51:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/27/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Update: CHINA SUMMONS U.S. AMBASSADOR OVER SOUTH CHINA SEA PATROL: CCTVWell, the USS Lassen sailed within 12-nautical miles of Subi Reef and surprisingly, World War III did not break out overnight. (USS Lassen)(Subi reef)Nine months of tension between Washington and Beijing over the latter’s land reclamation efforts in The South China Sea culminated on Monday with President Obama’s decision to send a guided missile destroyer to China’s man-made military outposts on a “freedom of navigation” exercise. As we put it on Monday evening: "The ball is now squarely in China's court. The question now is whether Beijing will back down...
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran

    10/25/2015 12:21:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 23rd, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Friday’s Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Iran’s Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran. If that wasn’t enough to strain the conceit that...
  • Protester Dragged Out of Trump Event by Attendee

    10/25/2015 9:09:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/24/15 | Ari Mont
    Ariel Rojas wasn't the only protester inside Donald Trump's campaign event at Trump National Miami Doral Resort on Friday. At least three separate groups could be heard interrupting Trump and chanting pro-immigration messagesRojas' group, comprised of eight Florida International University students, each holding up one letter, spelling out the word E-Q-U-A-L-I-T Rojas, a senior at FIU, was holding up the letter Q before, he said, the Trump supporters standing in front of him turned around, grabbed their signs, and tore them to pieces. "There were some choice moments of irony,' said Rojas, whose friend reported seeing a Trump supporter whacking...
  • Iraq's ruling alliance, militias urge PM to seek Russian strikes

    10/21/2015 4:06:33 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 21, 2015 | Ahmed Rasheed and Saif Hameed
    Iraq's ruling alliance and powerful Shi'ite militias have urged Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to request Russian air strikes on Islamic State militants [...], members of the coalition and militias told Reuters. Growing pressure on Abadi to seek Russian support puts him in the delicate position of trying to appease his ruling coalition, as well as militias seen as a bulwark against Islamic State, while keeping strategic ally Washington on his side.Two members of parliament said the prime minister was under "tremendous pressure" from the ruling National Alliance to request Russian intervention. MPs and alliance members said an official request for...
  • The Fall Of The Unipower

    10/18/2015 6:07:02 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 5 replies
    Institute For Political Economy ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The distinguished and knowledgeable international commentator William Engdahl, in a superb statement, has expressed the view I gave you that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech on September 28 at the 70th anniversary of the United Nations changed the balance of power in the world. Until Putin’s speech the world was intimidated by the Washington Bully. Resistance to Washington brought swift retribution. In the Middle East and Africa it brought economic sanctions and military invasions that destroyed entire countries. In France and other US vassal states it brought multi-billion dollar confiscations of bank net worth as the price of not following...
  • Can the United States Defeat the Combined Military Power of Russia and China?

    10/12/2015 9:34:55 AM PDT · by pinochet · 109 replies
    America's power is being tested to a greater extent, than in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961. Russia is attacking the Al-Qaeda linked terrorist organization, the Free Syrian Army, which is a so-called ally of America. China indicated that it will join the military strikes against the anti-Assad forces, because China considers Assad as an ally: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/100915-774990-china-joining-russia-to-humiliate-us-weakened-by-obama.htm China is now ready to fight to defend its unilateral control of the Spratley Islands in the South China Sea. Does America have enough military power to defeat a combined force of Russia and China?