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  • Word For the Day: PERFIDY

    06/28/2021 7:43:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    https://www.merriam-webster.com ^ | June 28, 2021 | Red Badger
    perfidy noun To save this word, you'll need to log in. per·​fi·​dy | \ ˈpər-fə-dē \ plural perfidies Definition of perfidy 1: the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal : TREACHERY 2: an act or an instance of disloyalty Synonyms & Antonyms for perfidy disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, inconstancy, infidelity, perfidiousness, unfaithfulness Antonyms allegiance, constancy, devotedness, devotion, faith, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty ================================================================================================== Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Record number of journalists jailed in 2020, says watchdog

    12/15/2020 4:53:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | December 15, 2020
    New York (AFP) - A record number of journalists were behind bars this year, a US-based watchdog said Tuesday, accusing governments worldwide of suppressing the media and fueling misinformation amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that 274 journalists were imprisoned in 2020 -- the highest number since the non-profit organisation began its survey in the 1990s. The report also found that 26 journalists and media workers had been murdered this year, with Mexico listed as the world's most dangerous country for the press. The worst offender was China for the second consecutive...
  • When Most Americans Blindly Believed the Word of a China-linked Communist Dictator

    05/02/2020 5:13:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, | Humberto Fontova
    “Americans reported bipartisan distrust of the (communist) Chinese government’s public statements about the coronavirus pandemic…according to a new Harris poll. Ninety percent of Republican respondents said that China was to blame for the spread of the coronavirus, and 67 percent of Democrats concurred," National Review reports. And yet, 20 years ago this very month, according to Gallup: “Americans say it’s in Elian Gonzalez best interest to return to (communist) Cuba with his father…a majority (of Americans) favor Elian’s physical removal from the home of his Miami relatives if necessary.” So how did such a majority American opinion come about? Well,...
  • CORONA CRAZY: THE 12 MOST INSULTING ATTACKS ON TRUMP OF THE WEEK

    04/04/2020 12:11:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/3/2020 | Geoffrey Dickens
    1. Trump's “Lies” and “Narcissism” Being “Paid In Human Lives” 2. “Blood” on Trump's Hands 3. Is Trump “Responsible for Deaths of Americans?” 4. Trump Culpable for “Fatalities... Every Few Minutes” 5. Tallying “Trump's Death Toll” 6. It’s “Crazy” to Keep Airing Trump’s “Dangerous” Corona Briefings 7. Interrupting the President for “Fact Checks” 8. Show the Briefings on Tape Delay? 9. How Far Will Republicans Let Trump Go? 10. Conservatives Are Culpable 11. Trump Using Virus to Become a “Monarch” 12. Cuomo’s “Inspiring” Leadership Is “What We Need” Instead of Selfish Trump
  • It’s Dangerous to be Ruled by Fear (Barf lire)

    03/22/2020 7:06:25 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 25 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | March 20, 2020 | Bret Stephens
    Donald Trump’s first instinct when it came to the coronavirus was to dismiss the threat as overblown, over there, and “totally under control.” His second was to use the pandemic as an opportunity to show off his world-historical leadership skills by treating the virus as a threat on par with World War II. Both reactions were driven by politics, not evidence. The first was unquestionably wrong. The second needs to be questioned aggressively before we impose solutions possibly more destructive than the virus itself
  • Cornyn caving on border-security fight

    06/15/2013 9:13:10 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/13 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is the big prize in the quest for more than 70 votes for immigration reform, but the Gang of Eight is split over whether he’s worth wooing. Watch the video here. Cornyn told Republican colleagues at a meeting Wednesday that he would consider making changes to his amendment to bolster the border-security provisions of the Senate bill. .... Excerpt only.
  • DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions [al-Nashiri]

    11/21/2009 8:48:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 420+ views
    DEFENSElink.mil - Release No. 917-09 ^ | November 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 917-09 November 20, 2009 DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions Today, prosecutors in the Office of Military Commissions announced they intend to ask the convening authority to refer new charges under the recently-enacted Military Commissions Act of 2009 against Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu al-Nashiri, in connection with the bombing of the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, in October 2000. The bombing resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors and injuries to many more. This announcement follows the attorney general's determination on Nov. 13, 2009, that a military...
  • Why Hamas “Loves Death”—And Cease-Fires

    11/24/2012 5:16:36 AM PST · by arthurus · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 22 November 2012 | Andrew Bostom
    Nearly six decades ago (in 1956), Arthur Jeffery, a great modern scholar of Islam, reviewed Guillaume’s magisterial English translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah, the oldest and most important Muslim biography of Muhammad. Jeffery’s review included this trenchant observation: Years ago the late Canon Gairdner in Cairo said that the best answer to the numerous apologetic Lives of Muhammad published in the interests of Muslim propaganda in the West would be an unvarnished translation of the earliest Arabic biography of the prophet. W. H. T. (Canon) Gairdner, in 1915, highlighted the dilemma posed by Islam’s sacralization of Muhammad’s timeless...
  • Business reporters confess news sins while U.S. economy collapsed

    04/27/2009 7:43:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 86 replies · 1,685+ views
    The Colorado Independent ^ | 27 April 2009 | John Tomasic
    In a windowless room at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver, leading business journalists and editors explained how the media “blew it” in covering the economic meltdown. They admitted, on one hand, to falling under the sway of free-market ideology and celebrating risk-taking financial leaders and, on the other, to missing the complex story of the rupturing system by only reporting it in parts and to almost no effect for the past decade. Although not planned as confession, the discussion, which kicked off the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), quickly descended into an...
  • Obama honors rival McCain on eve of inauguration

    01/19/2009 9:49:59 PM PST · by VictoryGal · 61 replies · 1,654+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama honored his vanquished Republican rival John McCain on Monday, describing the Arizona senator as an "American hero" while the Democrat prepared to assume the office that both men fought bitterly to attain. Obama and McCain clashed repeatedly on the campaign trail over foreign and domestic policy in sometimes heated exchanges that occasionally veered into the personal. But Obama made clear that period had passed even as he predicted the two would not always get along in the future. "John is not known to bite his tongue and if I'm screwing up, he's going to...
  • The New Perchlorate Perfidy - Or: Perchlorate is NOT a Neurotoxin

    12/07/2008 9:50:54 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 12 replies · 494+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | December 7, 2008 | Wayne Lusvardi
    With the election of a new President and Congress that pander to environmental extremists, it is not surprising that the public is again being misled about perchlorate in drinking water on the world wide web. The new environmental treachery is that perchlorate is a “neurotoxin,” a claim now being spread over the world-wide web by WiredScience and Chemistry.com, websites known as unreliable sources of information. In an article entitled “Feds Set to Eliminate Water Regulations to Toxin,” posted at WiredScience on December 3, 2008, writer Brandon Keim wrote: “Among the Bush administration's final environmental legacies will be a decision to...
  • Muslim states win concession regarding religious debates [UN]

    06/19/2008 8:29:17 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 10 replies · 127+ views
    Pak Tribune ^ | 6/19/08
    GENEVA: Muslim countries have won a battle to prevent Islam from being criticised during debates by the UN Human Rights Council. Religions deserve special protection because any debate about faith is bound to be “very complex, very sensitive and very intense” council President Doru-Romulus Costea said on Wednesday. Only religious scholars should be allowed to discuss matters of faith, he told journalists in Geneva.While Costea’s ban applies to all religions, it was prompted by Muslim countries complaining about references to Islam. Costea issued his “presidential ruling” Monday during the eighth meeting of the council’s 47 members, which do not include...
  • Diplomacy fetish {Obama's foreign policy}

    02/19/2008 7:21:52 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 11 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2008 | Peter Huessy
    ...Nothing illustrates better the vacuous views of Sen. Barack Obama, who says that we should "talk with the Iranians" without preconditions. Apparently, the paramount issue now before the United States is whether an administration in power will talk with the Iranian government. In an interview, Chris Wallace asked President Bush, "Should we talk with Iran?"...The president's response was correct: It is not an issue of whether we should talk with the Iranians. The issue is what we should be talking about and whether we should allow discussions to morph into a policy of appeasement. For example, in 1979, shortly after...
  • Why Torts Trumped Terrorism {FISA}

    02/18/2008 6:23:47 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 3 replies · 52+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    A closed-door caucus of House Democrats last Wednesday took a risky political course. By 4 to 1, they instructed Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call President Bush's bluff on extending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to continue eavesdropping on suspected foreign terrorists...Pelosi could have exercised leadership prerogatives and called up the FISA bill to pass with unanimous Republican support. Instead, she refused... The recess by House Democrats amounts to a judgment that losing the generous support of trial lawyers, the Democratic Party's most important financial base, would be more dangerous than losing the anti-terrorist issue to Republicans. Dozens of lawsuits...
  • $3B border security fund gets the axe

    11/12/2007 1:31:31 PM PST · by yorkie · 83 replies · 112+ views
    Washington Technology ^ | November 12, 2007 | Alice Lipowicz
    The Defense Appropriations bill that passed Congress on Nov. 8 did not include a popular amendment to provide $3 billion for border security that included funds for fencing, unmanned aerial vehicles and ground sensors. The border security amendment, sponsored by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) was approved by the Senate in a 95-1 vote on Oct. 3. When House and Senate leaders negotiated the final terms of the bill in recent weeks, they removed the border security provision and its funding. The defense fiscal 2008 spending bill passed the House, 400-15, and the Senate, in a voice vote, on Nov. 8....
  • Pelosi Wavering on Armenian Resolution

    10/16/2007 3:30:56 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 50 replies · 69+ views
    Pelosi Wavering on Armenian Resolution Email Share October 16, 2007 5:39 PM ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Reports: According to Congressional and Bush administration sources, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now unlikely to bring a resolution which would label the deaths of Armenians in a conflict more than 90 years ago as "genocide". Pelosi, as recently as Sunday on "This Week", has repeatedly said she would call the controversial but nonbinding resolution for a vote despite the opposition of the Bush administration and warnings that it could damage U.S. relations with Turkey. President Bush called Speaker Pelosi on Monday night and...
  • Kastner Papers to Yad Vashem (Perfidy)

    07/25/2007 11:19:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 528+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 7/25/2007 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Three boxes of documents belonging to Israel Kastner, whose negotiations with Eichmann for Jews remain controversial to this day, were presented to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem this week. The private archives, comprising three boxes of letters of correspondence with Nazi officials, Jewish organizations and families, were presented in an official ceremony on Sunday. In attendance were Kastner's daughter, his granddaughter Merav Michaeli (a popular television personality who MC'ed the event), survivors of the “Kasztner Train,” and others. The papers, which also document Holocaust rescue efforts of the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest, were given to the...
  • Immigrant bill hurts Martinez in polls (Mel Martinez's Approval Rating Sinks to 37%)

    06/09/2007 7:51:51 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 52 replies · 1,829+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 8, 2007 | Tamara Lytle
    WASHINGTON -- A new poll shows that U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez's approval ratings with voters have plunged to an all-time low, apparently reflecting his support for a controversial immigration-reform bill. Only 37 percent of those polled by Quinnipiac University approved of the way Martinez was handling his job, while 34 percent disapproved and the rest were undecided. That's down from a high of 48 percent approval -- and 22 percent disapproval -- in February, before the latest immigration bill was announced. Martinez, in a brief interview Thursday afternoon, shrugged off the poll numbers and vowed to keep working for the...
  • Complaining from the Sidelines is not a Solution (Sen. Kyle on Immigration Bill)

    06/02/2007 6:53:21 PM PDT · by Stultis · 172 replies · 2,637+ views
    Website/Press Release ^ | 29 May 2007 | Senator Jon Kyle
    Complaining from the Sidelines is not a Solution By U.S. Senator Jon Kyl In last year’s election, voters said one thing loud and clear: DO SOMETHING ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION! Of course, there were a lot of different opinions about what should be done, but more inactivity was clearly not an option. Separate bills approved by the U.S. House and Senate last year were considered unpalatable by the vast majority of Americans. One version did not adequately address our broken immigration system, and the other was too permissive in its automatic path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. So, nothing changed. Meanwhile,...
  • Illegal Immigration Foes Target Senate Offices [the group's "national 'no amnesty' petition,".....]

    06/01/2007 12:29:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 786+ views
    llegal Immigration Foes Target Senate Offices By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Staff Writer June 01, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - Senators enjoying a week-long recess in their home states are being targeted by opponents of illegal immigration who are expected to deliver thousands of petition signatures opposing the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform proposals. Volunteers with the conservative activist website Grassfire.org on Thursday began delivering petitions to senators' home offices opposing the immigration bill that the Senate will consider when it returns to session June 4. The bill would give illegal immigrants a chance to remain in the United States by paying fines and...