Thursday, March 10, 2011
President Obama is content to let other nations publicly lead the search for solutions to the Libyan conflict, his advisers say, a stance that reflects the more humble tone he has sought to bring to U.S. foreign policy but one that also opens him to criticism that he is a weak leader.
Isn’t Islam just as “dangerous” to the world as Christianity in these Atheist’s minds? It has to be for them to be consistent.
Yet, again. Here they are. Supporting a religion.
"Ah, but what is the main difference here? Isn’t it obvious? Islam is the PC favored ideology, the one the far left has invested its energies into protecting and militant atheists have joined the left’s gambit in the hopes that Christianity can be further undermined. Because, after all, militant atheists have only one enemy: Christianity."
House, Senate push back against EPA, Obama energy policy.
New O’Keefe video: Sure, says NPR exec, we can hide a donation from a Muslim Brotherhood front group from the government
“And, we would certainly, if that was your interest, want to shield you from that.”
"Rise like Lions"
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquished number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many. . .
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Think they would have found a republican, but they may not know any. (By the way I have donated to Regina Montoya, she is a good person.)
Finally the Juan Williams debacle and the latest James O'Keefe exposé have forced NPR to clean house. No longer will the publicly financed outfit be dominated by partisan ideologues. Out goes Vivian Schiller; in comes Joyce Slocum, NPR's new interim CEO.
But what's this?
According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics website OpenSecrets.org, Slocum has donated $3,480 dating back to 1999 — all to Democratic candidates:
AP – FILE -- In this undated image made available in London by the Ministry of Defence, Lance Corporal Liam …
LONDON – Liam and Theo were a team, fast friends doing a dangerous job — searching out roadside bombs laid by insurgents in Afghanistan.
The jovial British soldier and his irrepressible dog worked and played together for months, and died on the same day. On Thursday they came home, flown back to Britain in a somber repatriation ceremony for the soldier remembered for his empathy with animals and the companion he loved.
Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, a dog handler with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was killed in a firefight with insurgents in Helmand Province on March 1 as he searched for explosives with Theo, a bomb-sniffing springer spaniel mix. The dog suffered a fatal seizure hours later at a British army base, likely brought about by stress.
Military officials won't go so far as to say Theo died of a broken heart — but that may not be far from the truth.
Witnesses at King Hearing Say America 'Failing' to Confront Radical Islam
Witnesses at a high-profile congressional hearing on Islamic radicalization said Thursday that America is "failing" to confront the threat posed by homegrown extremism, as lawmakers traded accusations over whether the inquiry unfairly singled out Muslims.
Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, said "paralysis" over the issue has seized the nation's leaders and he urged the Muslim community to confront what he called an "exponential increase" in the number of Muslim radicals in the United States.
"The U.S. has a significant problem with Muslim radicalization," said Jasser, who is Muslim. "It is a problem that we can only solve."
Corruption And Suicidal TendenciesMarch 9, 2011: The Israeli army doesn't believe there will be large scale, non-violent, demonstrations in the West Bank, similar to those taking place in many Arab countries, at least not right now. For one thing, most Palestinians are still demoralized over the "Second Intifada" terror campaign that began in 2000, but was soon defeated. That left many Palestinians unemployed and barred from Israel. In the midst of all this Hamas took control of Gaza, and pro-Hamas Palestinians in the West Bank have been causing growing violence between Palestinian factions there. Then there are the several hundred thousand Israelis living in West Bank settlements. The settlers are armed, and generally hostile to Palestinians. Finally, the biggest problem for the Palestinians is their own government (which is very corrupt and ineffective) and Palestinian terror groups (who believe all Palestinians should be prepared to die in order to destroy Israel.) Caught between corruption and suicidal tendencies, most Palestinians seem content to sit this one out.
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Thugs don't get their way? Threaten people with death.
The following is the unedited email:
Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell.
Millions of 6ft, 440lb jellyfish are congregating off the western coast of Japan, their numbers apparently boosted by rising sea temperatures and a decline in natural predators.
Councils across the UK are refusing to pick up low-energy lightbulbs from homes as they contain toxic mercury, which gives off poisonous vapours.
But confused consumers are putting the new bulbs — classed as hazardous waste — in their dustbins when they burn out, potentially putting the safety of thousands of binmen at risk. …
A study by Germany's Federal Environment Agency found that when [a compact fluorescent bulb] breaks, it emits levels of toxic vapour up to 20 times higher than the safe guideline limit for an indoor area.
Yet Europeans and Americans alike will be forced to use them anyway — for the sake of the environment.
First-time claims for jobless benefits rose last week from an almost three-year low, highlighting the uneven nature of the improvement in the U.S. labor market.
Applications for first-time unemployment benefits increased by 26,000 to 397,000 in the week ended March 5, Labor Department figures showed today.
'If we know a threat is there ... how can we not investigate it?' King said Thursday.
The New York Republican has since December had around-the-clock security provided by the New York Police Department and Nassau County police, he confirmed to POLITICO Thursday morning.
The Department of Justice has tracked convictions resulting from international terrorism investigations conducted since September 11, 2001. It has compiled a chart of convictions that is included in this document.
Islamists are prominently featured, with more than 80 percent of all convictions tied to international terrorist groups and homegrown terrorism since 9/11 involving defendants driven by a radical Islamist agenda.
On the eve of hearings before the House Homeland Security Committee on the radicalization of domestic Muslims, Pew has released a poll that asks whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence. My first reaction was: what is this, a trick question? But it turns out that a great many Americans are in doubt:
The public remains divided over whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers. Currently, 40% say the Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence while 42% say it is not.
The history of responses to this question is interesting:
In trying to get his progressive talk radio show off the ground at the start, host Ed Schultz candidly admitted Wednesday to using fake callers to fill air time. In addition, Schultz admits congressional Democrats helped coach callers on what to say.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said Thursday the company is cutting 200 jobs in the U.S. and 700 in India following its $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post.
The oil lies underground in a shale rock formation stretching across western North Dakota, northeast Montana, and into Canada's Saskatchewan Province known as the Bakken.
Jobs will be added too. Drill, baby, drill.
Pimco’s $237 billion Total Return Fund last held zero government-related debt in January 2009. Gross had cut the holdings to 12 percent of assets in January, according to the Newport Beach, California-based company’s website. The fund’s net cash-and-equivalent position surged from 5 percent to 23 percent in February, the highest since May 2008.