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Justin Elliott Whether or not Erik Prince is fleeing America for the United Arab Emirates, his military contracting company continues to thrive on lucrative government contracts. The latest: the Obama Administration has awarded Xe, formerly known as Blackwater, with a $120 million contract to provide security for U.S. consulates in Afghanistan. The contract could last as long as 18 months. The contract, which was awarded by the State Department to Xe’s U.S.
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by Jeff Darcy By Yusuf Fernandez, Al Manar It was no surprise that the Israeli government rejected an international and independent inquiry about its assault and massacre of humanitarian activists -eight Turkish and one American- aboard the ship Mavi Marmara on May 31. With support of an increasingly discredited Obama Administration, Israel is doing its best -including fake promises of an “easing” of the Gaza blockade- to persuade the international community to forget the UN Security Council´s call for “a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards”. Israel has announced that it will only accept its own internal probe.
But I am doing the Israelis an injustice. Their lexicon, and that of the White House – most of the time – and our reporters' lexicon, is the same. Yes, let's be fair to the Israelis. Their lexicon goes like this: Terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror.
A Europe of Solidarity, Not Only Discipline George Soros | Project Syndicate | October 30, 2012 Originally, the European Union was what psychologists call a “fantastic object,” a desirable goal that inspires people’s imaginations.
Beck lays out conspiracy theory riddled with falsehoods and absurdities Beck: Drilling moratorium intended to help Soros get rich while the American people are "getting screwed." During his Fox News show, Beck questioned whether Soros "knew that the administration would be making a $2 billion preliminary commitment" to Brazilian oil company Petrobras "just days after he strengthened his investment.
The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 1,007 active hate groups in the United States in 2012. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2012 are included. All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics. This list was compiled using hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports. Hate group activities can include criminal acts, marches, rallies, speeches, meetings, leafleting or publishing. Websites appearing to be merely the work of a single individual, rather than the publication of a group, are not included in this list.
Right Wing organizations come in all shapes and sizes, from think tanks to legal groups, local and national lobbying organizations, foundations and media forums. At any given moment, the Right is at work in our public school systems, courthouses, in Congress and state assemblies. At the same time, right-wing groups are reaching huge audiences through media outlets they own or influence — promoting regressive policies that seek to drive wedges between and among Americans. These often single-issue groups have the ability to create multi-issue networks that can respond on a wide range of issues. People For the American Way Foundation's library has files on over 800 groups and almost 300 individuals documenting their activities and providing information about their efforts to reshape society. This section presents a small portion of that information.
-By Ben Montgomery and Colleen Jenkins October 17, 2010 - TAMPA — Two men meet at a park one Sunday afternoon in September. One is playing basketball with his daughter.
Pelicans and dolphins in the oil-polluted waters of the Gulf of Mexico: Dead. Conspiracy theories about the disastrous BP oil rig explosion: Very much alive. As BP and federal officials struggle to deal with the eruption of millions of gallons of oil from the ocean floor following an April 20 explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, conspiracy buffs in the antigovernment “Patriot” world are hard at work coming up with unusual explanations for the disaster. Conspiracy-mongering radio host Alex Jones and two others wrote an article on one of Jones’ websites this week claiming that evidence “suggests … that the incident could have been manufactured.”
March 27, 2013 Scalia Furious He Has to Hear About Gay Couples All Week WASHINGTON ( The Borowitz Report )—In an outburst that shocked many onlookers at the Supreme Court today, Justice Antonin Scalia said that it made him “angry beyond belief” that he had to listen to people talking about gay couples all week. As Justice Anthony Kennedy questioned whether it was appropriate for the Court to hear a case about same-sex marriage at this time, Mr.
72% of GOP Voters Say Republicans In Congress Out of Touch With Their Base Email this ShareThis Sign up for free daily updates Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Republicans in Congress still haven't convinced the party faithful that they have their best interests in mind.
PRINCETON, NJ -- An average of 59% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have said they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting this year compared with past elections, the highest average Gallup has found in a midterm election year for either party since the question was first asked in 1994. The prior high for a party group was 50% more enthusiastic for Democrats in 2006, which is the only one of the last five midterm election years in which Democrats have had an enthusiasm advantage. In that election, Democrats won back control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since 1994.
On Monday , in the first case since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to test free speech against the demands of national security in the age of terrorism, the ideals of an earlier time were eroded and free speech lost. By preserving an extremely vague prohibition on aiding and associating with terrorist groups, the court reduced the First Amendment rights of American citizens. The case was not about sending money to terrorist organizations or serving as their liaison, activities that are clearly and properly illegal.
If I were to walk into a bar around here, I would likely be the Most Famous Person in the place. That’s not saying too much, of course, and since I don’t drink, I haven’t tested it. And also, I suspect that Harley ownership, tooth loss and/or neck tattoos may be required in order to gain entry into any bar in my town, so they wouldn’t let me in.
The company that develops that system of electric generation and regulation will own the automotive industry. (Ed.) by Jul 2
I wish they would surprise the world and be the 1st to develop an on board recharging technology. by Jul 2