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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Governor vetoes 55% Hawaii Death Tax aimed at non-residents
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 PM :: 9436 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

By targeting the Hawaii assets of foreign citizens as subject to seizure to satisfy the Death Tax, the State’s land grab takes on whole new dimensions.  How many residents of Japan, Canada, or other countries—owning Hawaii property--are aware of the details of American Estate law?  Probably not very many.  But starting this week, if the Governor’s veto is overridden, their assets could be subject to seizure to satisfy a 55% death tax.  Properties or businesses worth more than $3.5 million would be taxed.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Economic Freedom Will Save the Earth
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:12 PM :: 9414 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Back in the 70s, President Barack Obama's Director for Science and Technology Policy John Holdren even came up with a formula to measure capitalism's evil impact on the environment: I=PAT, which means that environmental impact is equal to population multiplied by affluence multiplied by technology. Thus according to the left, protecting the planet requires fewer people, less wealth and simpler technology. But this is just flat wrong. In fact, studies clearly show that important indicators of environmental quality actually improve as incomes and levels of consumption go up.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Obama: “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower”
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:02 PM :: 6715 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

At the close of this week's nuclear summit, President Barack Obama told a press conference: "Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them."

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to these comments, calling President Obama's remark a "direct contradiction to everything America believes in." McCain went on to tell Fox News:

That's one of the more incredible statements I've ever heard a president of the United States make in modern times. We are the dominant superpower, and we're the greatest force for good in the history of this country, and I thank God every day that we are a dominant superpower.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tariq Ramadan's Underwhelming U.S. Tour
By IPT News @ 3:25 PM :: 10059 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

They waited six years for a chance to hear him in person on American soil. Now that they have, many are walking away frustrated from their encounters with Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
NASA partners with Hawaii on Space Exploration
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 10879 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"For nearly 50 years, Hawai‘i has been at the forefront of pioneering programs in astronomy, planetary geosciences, broadband satellite communications, space-based environmental monitoring, and deep-space surveillance," said Lt. Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., who represents Hawai‘i as a vice chairman of the national Aerospace States Association. "This new agreement builds upon a dynamic partnership with NASA that over the next three years will substantially increase Hawai‘i's competitive advantages and help to enhance our long-term economic prosperity."

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Monday, April 12, 2010
Obama is No Reagan on Nuclear Strategy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 9002 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

President Obama's policy goals are just like President Reagan's. So why is anyone criticizing the White House's nuclear strategy? Because how we get to a nuke-free world matters.

Reagan knew that to eliminate the need for large nuclear arsenals, you must first start to eliminate the dependence -- both ours and others' -- on massive nuclear attack as the guarantor of security. That is why Reagan's first priority was to build up U.S. conventional forces and introduce missile defense. That allowed his negotiators to approach arms control agreements from a position of strength.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010
Missile Defense: Obama's False START could leave Hawaii unprotected
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:53 AM :: 10461 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 

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Just hours before President Barack Obama unveiled his Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow that the Kremlin maintained the right to withdraw from the new START agreement if the United States pursued its missile defense program....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Road to a New Nuclear Arms Race
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:22 AM :: 8741 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Unfortunately for Americans, President Obama’s new strategy will have the exact opposite result of its intended effect. Instead of incentivizing countries to give up nuclear ambitions, it creates new incentives for them to maintain or develop their own nuclear programs.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010
START could leave Hawaii without missile defense
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:08 PM :: 9699 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The New York Times reports: "Administration officials describing the draft treaty said its preamble recognized the relationship between offensive weapons and missile defense, but that the language was not binding." But the Times goes on to quote retired major general Vladimir Dvorkin who says Moscow will scrap the treaty if the U.S. pursues missile defense: "If, for example, the U.S. unilaterally deploys considerable amounts of missile defense, then Russia has the right to withdraw from the agreement because the spirit of the preamble has been violated."

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Monday, March 15, 2010
Combating Islamist Lawfare
By IPT News @ 1:46 PM :: 13420 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Federal courts are slowly becoming a new battlefield in the war on terror, with combatants setting aside traditional weapons and arming themselves instead with domestic and international laws. Responding to this phenomenon, the inaugural meeting of The Lawfare Project convened last week in New York to discuss The Use of the Law as a Weapon of War.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010
Hawaii congressional candidate Djou warns against ‘the nutcase in Pyongyang’
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 PM :: 13066 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Monday, March 8, 2010
Iraqi Democracy: A First Step Toward Freedom in the Middle East
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 7436 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Despite as many as 100 explosions which killed at least 38 people in Baghdad, Iraqis defied a desperate insurgency yesterday and turned out in strong numbers to choose a new Parliament. According to The New York Times, "turnout was higher than expected, and certainly higher than in the last parliamentary election in 2005. ... Sunnis who largely boycotted previous elections voted in force, and an intense competition for Shiite votes drove up participation in Baghdad and the south." The NYT went on to describe the election as "arguably the most open, most competitive election in the nation’s long history of colonial rule, dictatorship and war."

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Sunday, March 7, 2010
American al Qaeda captured in Pakistan: Not Gadahn
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 7811 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

CBS News: U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Incorrect--Confusion Over Militant's Identity Sparked Reports of Gadahn Arrest; Some Media Say It is Another U.S.-Born Terrorist 

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Monday, March 1, 2010
Climategate: Al Gore Speaks, The Edifice Falls
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:06 AM :: 7470 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The latest attempt to force the U.S. economy to turn away from readily available, affordable fuels and leaving it to the tender mercies of untried, experimental and expensive technologies is a bipartisan effort by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). A legislative package from them, according to The Washington Post on Saturday, would individually cap how much traditional energy the main pillars of the American economy would be able to use. This would of course cripple our economy....

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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Pohakuloa: Double defeat for anti-DU scammers
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 17764 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Big Island elected officials arriving to meet with Army representatives at Pohakuloa Training Area got a eye-opening surprise Wednesday morning  In addition to the usual gaggle of anti-Semites and 9-11 trooothers protesting against the military, they were greeted at the front gate by a dozen Big Island residents rallying to support the troops.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Chile Earthquake: Tsunami estimated arrival in Hawaii 11AM NOAA warning “High Severity”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:29 AM :: 11051 Views :: Energy, World News

Previous Chilean earthquakes have produced deadly tsunami on the Big Island.  A 1960 Chile 9.6 magnitude quake caused a 30-foot wave in Hilo while a magnitude 8.0 quake in Chile in 1946 prompted 60 foot wave that devastated Laupahoehoe, sent wreckage into downtown Hilo, and destroyed the railroad along Hawaii’s east shores.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995
By Selected News Articles @ 8:43 PM :: 6141 Views :: World News, Family

Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.  And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
VIDEO, PHOTOS: From Pohakuloa to Battle of Marjah
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 19873 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  ‘LAVA DOGS’, the 1st Battalion 3rd MARINES, and other forces deployed into Helmand Prov. AFG.  Lava Dogs are from Marine Corps Base, Hawaii and trained for Afghan combat at Pohakuloa last July. 

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Thursday, February 4, 2010
Heritage: When Did the American People Elect Eric Holder Commander in Chief?
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:13 AM :: 7302 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Holder replied: "Well, I mean, it's hard to interrogate him at this point now that he has a lawyer and now that he is here in the United States. But to the extent that we can get information from him, I think we should."

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Krauthammer: The Age of Obama: Anno Domini 2
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:57 PM :: 7791 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

After a year of fairly steady criticism from the right, the Obama foreign policy received a second look--and a wave of rather favorable consideration--after his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo, in which he acknowledged the existence of evil, the importance of America in sustaining peace, and the occasional necessity to wage war. This led to some enthusiastic talk about a new Obama Doctrine variously described as a kind of Christian realism, Niebuhrian tragic-mindedness, or a fusion of realism and idealism.

I hate to rain on this parade, but I find it hard to join the general swooning over this newfound foreign policy sophistication. It's good that we have a President who says publicly that Gandhi would not have done very well against Hitler, but is this really a great philosophical advance? For a President of the United States? It's the kind of issue that you dispose of in your first bull session in the freshman dorm.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Pact with Gaia: Danny Glover--Haiti Quake caused by Copenhagen failure (VIDEO)
By Selected News Articles @ 8:06 PM :: 8105 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

VIDEO: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?”

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Thursday, January 14, 2010
HAITI QUAKE - How to help now
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 7570 Views :: National News, World News

The impoverished nation of Haiti needs your help.  Text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.  Yele Haiti Wyclef Jean's grassroots org  --  Text Yele to 501 501 to donate $5 via your cellphone

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Monday, January 11, 2010
Global Cooling killing Manatees and Sea Turtles: Frozen iguanas falling from trees
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 15310 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  A victim of Global Cooling lies on the frozen soil of South Florida.

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Friday, January 8, 2010
Two more Muslims, of all people, arrested in New York 9-11 anniversary bomb plot
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 7501 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Zazi, 24, an Afghan national was nabbed after sweeping raids on Queens apartment buildings in September. The raids turned up evidence of bomb-making materials, and Zazi was charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Medunjanin, 25, who is believed to have accompanied Zazi to an Al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan in 2008, fled in his car Thursday when he came home and saw agents swarming over his apartment, sources said.

He made it as far as Whitestone, Queens, where he crashed on the Whitestone Expressway about 4 p.m....

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Friday, January 8, 2010
Obama "Kills the initiative and morale of our intelligence employees"
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:32 AM :: 8153 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 The President promised he would direct “our intelligence community immediately begin assigning specific responsibility for investigating all leads on high-priority threats so that these leads are pursued and acted upon aggressively — not just most of the time, but all of the time.” And he added: “In addition to the corrective efforts that I’ve ordered, I’ve directed agency heads to establish internal accountability reviews, and directed my national security staff to monitor their efforts.”

But this failure of our intelligence system was not just about lack of accountability. It was about empowerment - or more specifically the lack thereof. The system simply moved too slowly because there was a lack of urgency about the war on terror. Intelligence personnel were not empowered to employ their ingenuity and resourcefulness to connect the dots. Adding layers of “internal accountability reviews” will only make the bureaucratic stupor worse.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Passenger taken off flight: "I'm Palestinian and I want to kill all the Jews"
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 PM :: 8106 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Mansor Mohammad Asad, 43, has been charged with threats against a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after the incident aboard Delta Airlines flight 2485, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Witnesses told investigators that Asad yelled anti-Semitic references such as, "I'm Palestinian and I want kill all the Jews," in Arabic. The pilot turned around as the plane was taxiing for take-off at 6:35 p.m., according to police.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport
By Daniel Pipes @ 1:01 AM :: 9554 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Airport security--How the Israelis do it.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010
AlQaeda celebrates New Year with failed axe-attack on Danish cartoonist
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 10337 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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September 30, 2005 cartoon drawn by Westergaard became focal point of manufactured controversy starting in February, 2006.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Drudge Report, Time Magazine point to Hawai`i Free Press
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 AM :: 12650 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The one church in Hawaii with which Obama does have a family connection is unlikely to be the place where the First Family would worship on Christmas Eve. As a child, Obama occasionally attended Sunday school classes at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, and his family held a memorial service there for his grandmother last Christmas. Conservative critics were quick to point out that the First Unitarian Church has a controversial history — in 1969, the church offered sanctuary to servicemen who refused to go to Vietnam. The refuge was brief, however, as military police invaded church grounds to arrest the soldiers.

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Monday, December 28, 2009
Heritage: Napolitano's "Idiocy" at heart of Obama's War on Terror
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 7899 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Yet despite the facts that PETN is easily detected and Mr. Abdulmutallab’s father warned the U.S. embassy in Nigeria about his son this November, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had the audacity to go on television yesterday and say “the system worked” and that the suspect was properly screened. The “system worked?” The 278 passengers on flight 253 could be dead today but for a faulty syringe and the Obama administration considers that a success? That is pure idiocy. Idiocy that is a direct threat to the security of this country and that goes to the heart of the Obama administration’s approach to the war on terror.

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Monday, December 28, 2009
NYT Exposes Obama's secret war in Yemen
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 PM :: 9907 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

WASHINGTON — In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen.  A year ago, the Central Intelligence Agency sent several of its top field operatives with counterterrorism experience to the country, according a former top agency official. At the same time, some of the most secretive Special Operations commandos have begun training Yemeni security forces in counterterrorism tactics, senior military officers said.

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Monday, December 28, 2009
Confronting the Reality of Homegrown Jihadist Terror in 2009
By IPT News @ 11:25 AM :: 11204 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In 2009, homegrown American Islamist terror became impossible to ignore. Two fatal attacks on the U.S. military – one killing an Army recruiter, the other a mass murder of soldiers; an intercepted plot considered the biggest domestic threat since 9/11 and a series of conspiracies to blow up synagogues, office buildings and other targets made 2009 the year homegrown American Islamist terror became a clear, serious threat.

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Friday, December 25, 2009
Jumped by passengers while lighting fuse: Islamist fails to blow up Detroit-bound flight Christmas Day
By Selected News Articles @ 6:06 PM :: 12283 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Syed Jafry of Holland, Mich., a U.S. citizen who had flown from the United Arab Emirates, emerged from the airport and said he was a passenger on the flight. He said people ran out of their seats to tackle the man.

Jafry was sitting in the 16th row when he heard "a pop and saw some smoke and fire." Then, he said, “a young man behind me jumped on him.”

Jafry said there was a little bit of commotion for about 10 to 15 minutes.

He said the way passengers responded made him proud to be an American.

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Friday, December 25, 2009
Exterminated: Ft Hood shooter's favorite Imam?
By IPT News @ 12:18 AM :: 10956 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

KELLY WRIGHT: Well, two sources telling Fox News that U.S. intelligence believes a radical Muslim preacher with ties to the suspected Fort Hood shooter is likely dead after an airstrike this morning on Yemen. Yemeni authorities still working to confirm what took place and that Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed along with 29 other militants at a suspected Al Qaeda hideout.

The American-born imam [is] believed to have corresponded with suspected Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, before the mass shooting at Fort Hood back on November 5th.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009
Kona Coffee for Christmas in Afghanistan
By Andrew Walden @ 1:30 PM :: 9131 Views :: Hawaii County , National News, World News

 

Kona Coffee for the Marines of HMLA-367-Scarface -- 'somewhere'  in southern Afghanistan.

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Friday, December 18, 2009
Show me the money: The Hugo Chavez Case for Cap and Trade
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:09 AM :: 7685 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Throughout the conference, one of the biggest obstacles to an agreement was the insistence of developing nations that rich countries sign a binding treaty that included a large transfer of wealth to the developing world. If there were any doubts that wealth distribution was at the heart of climate cap-and-trade agreements, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo Chavez put them to rest when he delivered his anti-capitalist diatribe that drew thunderous applause from the convention’s delegates Wednesday....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Copenhagen: They Can’t Even Run A Conference, Let Alone the Global Economy
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:44 AM :: 7211 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The climate treaty negotiations inside Copenhagen’s Bella Center at the United Nations Climate Change Conference ground to a halt yesterday when the G-77, the largest group of developing nations, walked out. These poorer nations demanded that richer nations sign a treaty that includes a large transfer of wealth to the developing world to compensate for the developed world’s historical contribution to global warming. The G-77 countries ended their walkout after less than two hours, perhaps because global warming has had no apparent impact on December Copenhagen temperatures.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Chicago Muslim charged in Danish cartoon attacks, Mumbai bombing
By IPT News @ 9:05 AM :: 8728 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Headley originally was arrested in October on charges he planned attacks on high profile targets in Denmark and India that included the Danish newspaper facilities of Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper and its employees. The new charges filed in the Northern District of Illinois accuse Headley, an American citizen born in Pakistan, of helping facilitate last year's deadly Mumbai attacks that killed approximately 170 people, including six Americans, and injured hundreds.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009
REPORT: Washington, DC Muslim Student Assoc President joins jihadi terrorists in Pakistan
By IPT News @ 8:27 AM :: 8154 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A Pakistani newspaper reports the arrest of five foreign nationals after a raid in a town called Sargodha. The raid took place at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistani movement designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2001.  According to the report, "The DPO told that these people had been living in Sargodha since Nov 30 and it was quite a possibility that they were engaged in acts of terrorism."

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
EPA now regulates your breath
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:57 PM :: 6869 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared carbon dioxide to be a dangerous pollutant under the Clean Air Act, granting itself authority for an enormous, unprecedented regulatory undertaking that would greatly expand the EPA’s power. Because 85 percent of the U.S. economy operates on fossil fuel, the EPA would essentially have the ability to regulate every aspect of life in America – and it would be able to enact draconian climate-change policies without any accountability to American voters.

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Monday, December 7, 2009
The Copenhagen Climate Comedy
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:07 PM :: 7317 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Plutocrats from around the world have marshaled over 1,200 limos and 140 private planes to travel to and around Copenhagen over the next two weeks. When they are not participating in the world’s oldest profession, conferees will be negotiating over a successor treaty to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol which obligated most developed nations to reduce their greenhouse emissions by 5 percent below 1990 baseline levels by 2012.

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Monday, December 7, 2009
VIDEOS: "A day that shall live in infamy"
By Selected News Articles @ 11:26 AM :: 7715 Views :: Energy, National News, World News
     
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
McChrystal: 20,000 troops "high risk of failure" -- Obama sends 30,000
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:38 PM :: 8520 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

During the month of November, while President Barack Obama was dithering on whether or not to embrace General Stanley McChrystal’s strategy for winning in Afghanistan, something unexpected happened in American public opinion on the war. According to Gallup, the American public switched from 42% for and 44% against sending more troops to Afghanistan, to 47% for and only 39% against a troop build up. It is unclear why the American people came to support an increase in troops last month, but it is safe to rule out strong leadership from the White House as the cause. Hopefully the President’s incoherent address to a muted West Point audience will not reverse America’s growing support for victory.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Reaction: "The President has finally made up his mind to confront the Taliban and defeat Islamic radicals"
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 11519 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A U.S. Army cadet shows off a book that he is reading entitled ...Cadets await speech at West Point

"After vacillating for months, I am happy the President has finally made up his mind to confront the Taliban and defeat Islamic radicals.  This is the right decision and deserves our nation's full support," stated Djou.  "The war in Afghanistan is a fight we must win."

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
How Much Risk Will Obama Expose Our Troops To?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:57 PM :: 7782 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As multiple sources reported this October, General McChrystal presented President Obama with three troop level scenarios each graded by risk: 1) an additional 20,000 troops that would run a “high risk of failure“; 2) an additional 80,000 troops that would be a “low risk option” that has “best chance to contain the Taliban-led insurgency and stabilize Afghanistan“; or 3) an additional 40,000 to 45,000 troop “medium risk option.”

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hacked Emails: Global warming scientists struggle "to hide the decline", "account for the lack of warming"
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 PM :: 11403 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:

Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Lingle defends Chinese trade initiatives against criticism
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 1:39 AM :: 10150 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

“The legislative auditor’s report of DBEDT offers erroneous findings and demonstrates a lack of understanding and appreciation of the critical role Hawai‘i’s overseas offices in Beijing and Taipei play in the economic future of our state.

“Hawai‘i is one of only two states in the United States that has been granted the opportunity to have an ongoing presence in China—the world’s fastest growing economy.  The Beijing office, under the leadership of Bo Wu and the Taiwan Office under Alex Lei have both been instrumental in developing solid working relationships with Chinese business, government, academic, and cultural leaders.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
Bamiyan Again? Taliban attempt to erase Pakistan's Buddhist heritage
By Selected News Articles @ 9:55 PM :: 7289 Views :: World News, Family

TAXILA, Pakistan -- Archaeologists warn that the Taliban are destroying Pakistan's ancient Gandhara heritage and rich Buddhist legacy as pilgrimage and foreign research dries up in the country's northwest.

"Militants are the enemies of culture," said Abdul Nasir Khan, curator of Taxila Museum, one of the premier archaeological collections in Pakistan.

"It is very clear that if the situation carries on like this, it will destroy our culture and will destroy our cultural heritage," he told AFP.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Civilian trials for al Qaeda war criminals "A Historically Bad Decision"
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 10158 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and five other terrorists would be tried in a civilian court in New York City rather than before a military tribunal. Pressing Holder on this decision at yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee Oversight hearing of the U.S. Department of Justice, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked: “Can you give me a case in United States history where a (sic) enemy combatant caught on a battlefield was tried in civilian court?”

Holder responded: “I don’t know. I’d have to look at that. I think that, you know, the determination I’ve made…”

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
VIDEO What to do if Osama bin Laden is captured? Obama's AG Holder: "It depends...."
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 PM :: 10624 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

VIDEO -- Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asks: "Where would Osama Bin Laden be tried if he were captured tomorrow?

In spite of the fact that Graham's question is hardly unexpected--having been at the root of debate over the handling of GTMO detainees for several years--Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder, whose private law firm represents over a dozen GTMO detainees, again and again fails to come up with a clear answer....

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