Monday, June 14, 2010

Anderson Cooper speaks out on Gulf Media blackout

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          Leaking Oil Invades Louisiana Wildlife Habitats.
        Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

US oil spill: Mapping the oil slick.A must see !

Gulf 'media blackout' triggers journalist fury.CBS, CNN, the New York Times — these are not fringe media outlets. And when Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric complain about press barricades, you know that not only is the rumored media blackout very real, but it is clearly also very serious.

Grateful Obama Gets Help On Oil Spill From ‘Old Li’from China.

Video : Long Hot Summer Begins: Congressman Attacks Student.We’re on the cusp of a deeper recession, millions of unemployed Americans have no prospect for work, taxes are about to spike higher and we’ve maxed out the national credit card. The Democrats were given a chance to run government and they’ve only succeeded in running it into the ground.

Barack Obama is playing dirty over BP?According to the Downing Street version, Obama used his 30-minute chat with David Cameron on Saturday to insist that he had "no interest" in undermining BP and that "frustrations about the oil spill had nothing to do with national identity".

Obama Oddly Unpopular in Former Slave States.I talked to one candidate running in a race below the Mason-Dixon line a while back. And this person told me that where he's running, outside of the few places, Barack Obama is just toxic.

Iranian aid ships head for Gaza.One ship left port Sunday and another will depart by Friday, loaded with food, construction material and toys, the report said. The boats would be part of international efforts to break Israel's isolation of the Gaza Strip.

Obama Plans First Oval Office Speech to Put Pressure on BP.I wonder will there be an American flag present this time?

Obama Tells Politico the Oil Spill is Like 9-11… Then Goes Golfing for 4 Hours.

China’s Military Threatens America: ‘We Will Hurt You’.“Every nation has a right to defend itself and to spend as it sees fit for that purpose, but a gap as wide as what seems to be forming between China’s stated intent and its military programs leaves me more than curious about the end result,”

Microsoft unveils Xbox 'Kinect' motion controller.Microsoft has said Kinect will hit shelves before the end of the year.

Red  Crescent Cross: Gaza blockade illegal."Gazans continue to suffer from unemployment, poverty and warfare, while the quality of Gaza's health care system has reached an all-time low."No word on "Firing rockets on civilians by Palestinians?"

U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan.The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy.Strange this story aired first in 2007 ,a good reason to keep the troops there?

Say what? Afghanistan has $1 trillion in untapped mineral resources?But I'm (a) skeptical of that $1 trillion figure; (b) skeptical of the timing of this story, given the bad news cycle, and (c) skeptical that Afghanistan can really figure out a way to develop these resources in a useful way.

Students Instructed to Chant “I Am an Obama Scholar” (Video).Ach the good old Communist days?

Belgium Shaken As Nationalists Win Election.Who is Bart De Wever the winner of the elections really?

Vote Widens Divide Between Flemish- and French-Speaking Regions.

Montreal woman accused of attempted murder in 'crime of honour'after daughter stabbed.Montreal police Const. Daniel Lacoursiere would not confirm reports that the weapon was a machete or that the woman was attacked because she stayed out all night.

Every Google search to be logged and saved for two years under new Euro MP plan.But civil liberty groups have hit out at the proposal which they say is a 'completely unjustifiable' intrusion into citizens' privacy.."Uber Big Brother?"


Is the era of cheap Chinese labour almost over?"They're human beings. They don't just need more money. They need human rights,"

Internet addicts stage uprising at China boot camp.The 14 mutineers, aged 15 to 22, were all caught by police when they failed to pay a taxi fare following their escape from the rehabilitation centre in east China's Jiangsu province last week.

Video : Federal Spending by the Numbers.Getting dizzy yet ?

'Buddha remains' unveiled in E China temple.Chinese Buddhist monks and archaeologists revealed what they believed to be top part of the skull of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism.

World's best-preserved gladiatorial relics are discovered in the suburbs of York.More pictures here.

Asthma risk 'linked to burgers'.Children who eat a Mediterranean diet have a lower risk of developing asthma, but eating three or more burgers a week is linked to a higher risk, research suggests.

Trying to quit smoking? The devil is in the drink.If drinking and smoking seem inextricably linked, perhaps it's because in the brain's pleasure centre they actually are.

Dental X-ray link to thyroid cancer.Repeated exposure to dental X-rays could increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer, according to new research.

Radio ghost mystery at former RAF station.World War Two radio continues to pick up vintage broadcasts despite not having any power.

Ship believed to be from 1600s shows up in Corolla after storm Wreck Exposes Past.More here!

Genetic study sheds light on Jewish diaspora.

The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries.

Eating Crocodile Helped Boost Early Human Brains?

Blow to history: The collapse of the majestic 500-year old Rajagopuram of Sri Kalahastiswara Swamy temple.

12 children die during bad luck ceremony.Twelve Indonesian children have died after a suspension bridge collapsed as they were taking part in a traditional ceremony to dispel bad luck, a local official said.

Girls From Russian Social Networks, Part II.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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Obama on the spill: I can't suck it up with a straw.That sucks?

Hamas Has Been Dealt Blow to its Terrorist TV Station.The station shows programs which "incite hatred or violence for reasons of religion or nationality,"

Uzbeks slaughtered as Kyrgyz mobs set fire to the city of Osh.More than 75,000 Uzbeks were forced to flee Kyrgyzstan today as mobs burned their villages and slaughtered residents in the worst ethnic rioting in the Central Asian nation in 20 years.

50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II.Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the International Middle East Media Center reported.

PM Binyamin Netanyahu announced Turkel to head raid inquiry.Retired high court judge to lead flotilla probe, Obama informed.

BREAKING: Coast Guard Head Was Informed of Maine Oil Boom on 5/21. Yesterday, He Claimed He Didn’t Know.

Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press.My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Transcript: Daniel Ellsberg Says He Fears US Might Assassinate Wikileaks Founder.He said last week, at this New York gathering that he had been instructed by his lawyers not to return to the United States

Professors Want Action Against Turkey.Four professors from Bar Ilan and Georgetown Universities have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu seeking official Israeli recognition of the Armenian genocide and an official call to Turkey to bring an end to its occupation of Cyprus.

Arab League head calls for end of Gaza blockade.They were carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid, including building materials which are currently restricted under the terms of the blockade.Well if he's not gone playing golf he will hear you. 

Sarah Palin lines up UK trip – and a visit to Lady Thatcher.

Belgium votes in election that could split the nation.Asked about how they feel about their shared future, Belgians might give different answers but most will say that, on a personal level, they coexist perfectly well. But their feelings no longer seem to matter in this debate.

NAACP Urges Hallmark to Pull 'Racist' Card From Shelves.Scotty please beam me out of here?

Video : German news on the flotilla to Gaza.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Staten Islanders urged to visit 9/11 monument in Bayonne,more about it here.You would think that people would flock to a 10-story bronze monument to 9-11 sitting in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and looking directly into the line of sight where the World Trade Center once stood.And the Tear Drop Memorial is a beauty ... a 100-foot-high chiseled monolith cuts a jagged frame around a giant hanging gold-mirrored tear drop.

YouTube silences Latma, removes We Con the World.As Israel went offline for the Jewish sabbath.If you try to access the song on YouTube you receive the notification:This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc. .

Mosque Plans Ignite Terror Fears, Inflame Tensions in NYC Borough.Tempers flared and fears were ignited at a community meeting in Staten Island, N.Y. Wednesday night, where many residents questioned why a Muslim group is being allowed to build a mosque on the site of a former convent.

Alleged Mossad Spy Is Arrested,more here.A man using the name of Uri Brodsky is suspected of working for a foreign spy agency in Germany and helping issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad hit squad allegedly behind the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January

Saudi airspace open for Iran attack,more here.A Saudi government source confirmed that a blind eye would be turned to Israeli jets attacking Iran, according to the report.

Defiant Ahmadinejad Returns Home on Vote Anniversary.Hossein Ebrahimi, a member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said Iran would stop and inspect international ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic entry into the oil-rich Persian Gulf, if Iranian ships were stopped.

Iran's Greens continue to meander.As the Green movement itself shows, it's no longer a matter of "if", but only "when" age-old autocracy will wither away and fade into the annals of history.

White House denies Kristol flotilla investigation claim.The White House official said the administration continues to support "an Israeli-led investigation into the flotilla incident that is prompt, credible, impartial, and transparent."

Bachmann : Obama worst President in United States history.He’s siding with the Islamic world against Israel.

President attended fundraiser during Gulf memorial service.Priorities Golf - Money - party . Non
priorities : America and the American people?

Rabbi Receives Death Threats Over Helen Thomas Video."This ticker tape keeps coming in," Nesenoff told FoxNews.com. "We got one specific one saying, 'We're going to kill the Jews; watch your back"

NKorea vows to blow up South propaganda facilities.North Korea vowed Saturday to launch an all-out attack against South Korean loudspeakers and other propaganda facilities along their heavily fortified border, warning it can even turn Seoul into a "sea of flame."

Alaskan town hit by Exxon Valdez spill watches Gulf.Twenty-one years later, much of the oil is gone from the beaches, though some still lies just below the sand's surface.

Minnesota Declares 'Ladies' Night' Illegal.State charges five bars with gender discrimination.

Inmate to be killed by firing squad in US.Death by firing squad may sound outdated, but it could happen to Ronnie Lee Gardner in the United States next week.

Oil Spill Shuts the Nation’s Oldest Oyster-Shucking Company.“All the people I buy from are unable to work their grounds,” he said. “Unless they open some areas, we’re done.”

Iran's Ahmadinejad says Israel is 'doomed'.It's perhaps time he trained a parrot for his "speeches".

Why time is against Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Many Iranians have fallen into a sullen acquiescence, frustrated that their hopes for change have slipped away.

Pentagon rushes to block release of classified files on Wikileaks.It has the ingredients of a spy thriller: an American military analyst turned whistleblower; 260,000 classified government documents; and rumours that the world's most powerful country is hunting a former hacker whom it believes is about to publish them.

The Grand Jihad.When Islamists and Westerners speak about “freedom,” they are not speaking about the same concept.

Belgium the town of Blankenberge their sand sculpture festival breaks world record.With a length of 841.80 meters the world record was broken again this year.

BoP girls report high rates of chlamydia.The "Bay of Plenty" followed Waikato where there were 1332 cases and the Auckland region where there were 3132.

Pictured: The 22ft python who needs SEVEN zoo keepers to carry her to her health check.

Friday, June 11, 2010

RED ALERT! MSM reports "DOOMSDAY scenario" about new Oil Spill developments

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Time Running Out ?


Iran sanctions take us closer to conflict.The UN sanctions will mean further deterioration of Iran-US relations and could bring us to the brink of military confrontation.

Sources: Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week.The decision is, one official stressed, of course the president's.

Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here.Official who oversaw ballots in 2008 race says hospital birth certificate non-existent.

American Nero Obama parties on while reporters ask the tough question: Where should he vacation?

Judge limits DHS laptop border searches.The Justice Department invoked a novel argument--which White dubbed "unpersuasive"--claiming that while Hanson was able to enter the country, his laptop remained in a kind of legal limbo where the Bill of Rights did not apply. (The Fourth Amendment generally requires a warrant for searches.)

Free Speech: Use It or Lose It.Recently, independent journalism and blogging have come under attack on multiple fronts.

Summary of equipment and aid aboard the Gaza flotilla.The Mavi Marmara did not carry any humanitarian aid.

Scientists offer varied estimates, all high, on size of BP oil leak.The one scientific certainty: It's a lot -- and more than some of the same scientists thought just a couple of weeks ago. It's so much that the crews trying to siphon it to the surface are going to need a bigger boat.

Obama meets with relatives of Gulf oil rig explosion victims.The president "expressed his condolences and told (the family members) that he, the first lady and the entire administration are behind them and will be there long after the cameras are gone as they go through their unimaginable grief," according to a White House statement.

Media Fail to See Obama's Fingerprints on Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf..It’s been more than 50 days since a BP oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, beginning a massive leak of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Miles of beaches have been soiled and birds, turtles and other sea creatures have died. But the most disturbing pictures of the disaster weren’t available to the public for more than 40 days.

Humble Oil Predicts the Future in 1962 Ad."EACH DAY HUMBLE SUPPLIES ENOUGH ENERGY TO MELT 7 MILLION TONS OF GLACIER!"

Abbas impresses (some) Jewish community leaders.One participant, however, called Abbas "evasive" and said he failed to answer key questions.

Enjoy the ‘bridge!'Those who wholeheartedly believed in the “Turkey-is-an-honest-broker-between-Israel-and Hamas/Syria” tale deserve the finest of all decorations and promotions for their incredible prophesy and reason, including early retirement and postings to challenging capitals such as Bujumbura, Belmopan, Malabo, Suva, Melekeok, Sao Tome and Nuku’alofa.

Update : US teenage sailor Abby Sunderland found in Indian Ocean.

Teenage girl sailor 'in trouble' in Indian Ocean.Californian sailor Abby Sunderland, 16, was last heard at about 1300 GMT on Thursday before emergency beacons were activated, her brother said.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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The Alien in the White House.The distance between the president and the people is beginning to be revealed.One of his first reforms was to rid the White House of the bust of Winston Churchill.

ACLU chief disgusted with Obama.It's President Obama's policies on civil liberties and national security issues I'm disgusted by. It's not a personal attack," Romero said.

Obama Deceives the Public.His actions are totally uncoupled from his public statements. I don't even listen anymore. He has turned 180 degrees. Another example: His promise to filibuster a law giving the phone companies legal immunity for any role they played in the Bush's domestic eavesdropping program. Then he not only voted not to filibuster it, he also voted for the law -- against the wishes of his backers.

Florida Ankle-Deep Oil Washes Ashor.And for how long will it keep coming?

BP oil spill sickens 71 in Louisiana..Of those, 50 involved workers on oil rigs or oil spill cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, while 21 were reported by the public, the state's department of health and hospitals said Wednesday.

The Spill, The Scandal and the President.The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years – and let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder.

Steffy: U.S. and BP refusedslow to accept Dutch expertise.Three days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help.It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands.

CNN Blames White People For Obama's Slow Action On Oil Spill.President Obama is afraid to look angry in public because white people historically haven't liked angry black men.Makes me wonder who owns CNN?

Iran will revise UN nuclear watchdog ties - state media.President Ahmadinejad has dismissed the UN sanctions as a used handkerchief. Gesundheit !

The White House or bust! Has Sarah Palin had a boob job?A picture tells a thousand words.

Russia to freeze Iran missile deal.Perhaps Israel will give Iran some missiles?

Taliban executes boy, 7, for spying.Islam a religion of peace?

Publishing Company Under Fire for Putting Warning Label on Constitution.This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.

Pro-business, Labor parties tie in Netherlands.Immigration and the economy take center stage in election.Geert Wilders, who campaigned to stop immigration from Muslim countries. The Freedom Party' 24 more than doubled its current holding of nine.A gain of 15 seats.

Oldest leather shoe discovered,more here.At 5,500 years old, the well preserved cow-hide shoe pre-dates Stonehenge by 400 years and the Pyramids of Giza by 1,000 years.

Abu Dhabi 35-storey skyscraper leans nearly five times more than Tower of Pisa to claim world record.

Spare Rome pleaded Pope in secret wartime letter to US President Roosevelt, which has emerged after 60 years.The letter has been kept hidden away for more than 60 years in the headquarters of the Knights of Columbus, a 128 year old American Catholic organisation.

Warning to Britain as almost half of Belgium's euthanasia nurses admit to killing without consent.That's one way to cut healthcare costs?

Wall Street workers crying into silk hankerchiefs as wages sink to lower levels than the Great Depression... to £213,000 a year.Wages declined with 21%.During the Great Depression wages declined by 8%!

Follow the Islamic way to save the world, Prince Charles urges environmentalists.He said the current 'division' between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment - which goes against the grain of sacred traditions.A hint study the Native American way !!!

The untouchables of FRANCE: How swarthy Pyrenean race persecuted for centuries are still being abused today.Wild rumours talked of them emitting enough pungent body heat to shrivel an apple merely by clutching it, others said their veins ran with green blood — blood which oozed from their belly buttons on Good Friday.

Election triumph puts anti-Islam Wilders in line for Dutch Cabinet role.The Freedom Party of the anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders emerged as the third force in Dutch politics.

Anti-Christianity protest after NGOs banned.Over a thousand protesters turned out onto the streets of Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, to demonstrate against foreign NGOs (non-governmental organisations) which were being investigated for spreading Christianity in the country.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Now... how do you like the juice NOW?

NJ Jihadist Carlos Almonte hated Jews too, was Death to all Juice guy.This weekend the FBI picked up two New Jersey men at JFK airport who were intending to find their way to Somalia to train in Al-Shabaab terror camps. According to the indictment unsealed Sunday, one of the men, Carlos Almonte, said that he wanted to send Americans home in caskets.HT:Memorandum .

Barack Obama says situation in Gaza is unsustainable.He said the US would provide $400m (£274) in new aid for the Palestinians.

U.N. Security Council hits defiant Iran with new sanctions as Tehran refuses to drop nuclear programme.

Mr. President, we already have one Clinton Eastwood. We don’t need you play-acting like you’re another.It is a sign of a president who is thrashing about, frustrated he cannot extricate himself from an event that he cannot control and that is doing untold damage to him.

Barack O-boring: Even a surprise visit by Obama can't keep THIS U.S student awake.

Grade Obama's First Year in Office.Voters seem unhappy the grading stops at the F.

Turkish opposition slams government's Israeli policy.Kılıçdaroğlu further said several AKP deputies were scheduled to board the Mavi Marmara, but plans were changed at the last minute.This is a double standard, he said. "You put [19-year-old] Furkan [Doğan] on the boat, and he’ll take four bullets to the head. But your deputies will remain behind you, applauding. I severely object to this.

Turkey Goes From Pliable Ally to Thorn for U.S.Turkey is seen increasingly in Washington as “running around the region doing things that are at cross-purposes to what the big powers in the region want.

Turkey is calling for a jihad against Israel.Spurned by the EU, where it has applied for membership and ruled by an Islamist party with delusions of grandeur, Turkey is determined to lead the Muslim world once more and is promoting a clash of civilisations in order to compete strategically with the US. Turkey is no longer a friend, but not yet an enemy of the US.

US Defense Secretary Gates blames EU for Turkey drift.I think we have to think long and hard about why these developments in Turkey.Maybe unlike America Europe is not embracing Islam?

American Jewish community ends support of Turkish interests on Hill(Armenian Genocide).If someone asked me now if I would try to protect Turkey in Congress, my response would be, You've got to be kidding.

Kuwaiti Journalist: The Flotilla Was Violent; Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself.More here.

U.N. Is Set to Vote on Iran Sanctions.Taking aim at the financial might of the Revolutionary Guards Corps as well as Iran’s military and nuclear industries with the addition of 41 enterprises to the blacklist.

Iran faces most significant UN nuclear sanctions.Mr Ahmadinejad, speaking on Tuesday in Istanbul where he is attending a regional summit, said that if the US did not change its position the first ones to lose would be President Obama and the people of the United States.Someone talking about blocking the Persian gulf?

Elder of Zion: Libya's leader calls Turkey a Muslim Trojan Horse into the EU.Fortunately, the Muslims started to multiply and multiply more than the rest of the other religions, maybe this is a sign of God. Thus the will of God, to made Muslims multiply times higher than other peoples. Perhaps this is proof that God wants to be more Muslims than anyone else in the end The fact that they have more then one woman doesn't count?

Analysis: U.N. rebukes of Israel permitted in U.S. policy shift.If the Americans are convinced that, through adopting a softer approach ... they will achieve support from countries that heretofore opposed their policy -- they will discover that they are wrong.

BP exec strikes optimistic note on oil timeline.Chief operating officer Doug Suttles told The Associated Press on Tuesday in Gulf Shores, Ala., that the flow should decrease to a relative trickle soon.That's probably why they shut down the live video images of the leak 2 days ago?

AP IMPACT: BP spill response plans severely flawed.Professor Peter Lutz is listed in BP's 2009 response plan for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a national wildlife expert. He died in 2005.Under the heading sensitive biological resources, the plan lists marine mammals including walruses, sea otters, sea lions and seals. None lives anywhere near the Gulf.

Obama's Fundamental Transformation of America!When Obama wrote a book and said he was mentored as a youth by Frank, (Frank Marshall Davis) an avowed Communist, people said it didn't matter.A golden oldie!

Louisiana Oil Spill 2010 PHOTOS: Gulf Of Mexico Leak Reaches Land.Over 300 striking pictures!

Iran: No Plan to Swap U.S. Hikers.Tehran Claims Iranian Nuke Scientist Is Detained by U.S., but Says It's Not Iran's Practice to Exchange People.

Toddler who survived van crash now addicted to cigarettes and beer.Ya Wen has been smoking up to a pack a day since the accident last year when she was hit by a speeding van.

China lodges diplomatic protest after North Korean border guards shoot dead three of its citizens.The guard shot the residents of the northeastern border town of Dandong last Friday, apparently on suspicion they were crossing the border for illegal trade, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.

Belgian frontrunner wants to split up nation.But was silent on the fate of the monarchy or the capital of Flanders.Will the Belgium monarchy follow the faith of the Euro?.Dutch speakers want new black-on-white tags, Francophones want to keep Belgium's red-on-white plates.We have become two different peoples, explains Jean-Marie Dedecker, head of a Flemish party that bears his name. We are socially and culturally divided. We don't read each other's newspapers. We don't watch each other's TV programs.

Immigration still an issue for voters in Dutch election.Immigration also has an enormous economic impact. We believe that cutting immigration for economic reasons should be part of the campaign.

Mystery gray whale sighted again off Spain coast.It's wonderful news to hear of a resighting of this animal, where it's heading is the burning question.

Three-week-old baby girl mauled to death by husky while her mother had a cigarette.The teenage mother of a three-week-old girl mauled to death by a dog in Canada was yesterday charged with manslaughter.

Pucker up: Chinese couples lock lips in kissing competition... all for a £90 prize.However, the top prize winners turned out to be a couple who were total strangers before the contest. Their karma sutra kissing wowed the judges and they walked off with the prize.

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Is this world going Nuts?

Turkey is calling for a jihad against Israel.In contrast, the sinking of a South Korean ship in May by North Korea killing 46 sailors, was of "great concern" to the Turkish foreign ministry.)Someone is thinking i'm the new Attaturk?

Humanitarian narrative means no one sees Israel as a victim.The desire for simplicity can turn complex disputes over territory and sovereignty into simple tales of good versus evil.

Kelly: On this ground, zero tolerance.It's the epitome of an insult," said Mitzner, 66, a retired New York City teacher, who stood on the edge of Sunday's protesters and held aloft a handmade sign that proclaimed him to be "A Proud American Infidel.

Helen Thomas: good riddance to a garden-variety antisemite.The octogenarian journalist's rhetoric on the Middle East is loathsome and her retirement was long overdue.

Iran's President to Visit China.The president of Iran arrives in China on Friday to visit the World Expo in Shanghai but isn't expected to hold talks with senior Chinese leaders.

Will the West Back the Jihad or Israel?Is Netanyahu right that this accurate picture of the events is sinking in? True, Vice-President Joe Biden said Israel has an absolute right to deal with its security interest…. It’s legitimate for Israel to say, I don’t know what’s on that ship. These guys are dropping eight—3,000 rockets on my people.

Spanish pride parade doesn't want Israelis.Sources say pro-Palestinian groups led Madrid to cancel invitation extended to LGBT delegation.

The rig's on fire! I told you this was gonna happen.A prominent Houston attorney with a long record of winning settlements from oil companies says he has new evidence suggesting that the Deepwater Horizon's top managers knew of problems with the rig before it exploded last month.

Obama to Reopen Oil Drilling.The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday that it would move quickly to release new safety requirements that would allow the reopening of offshore oil and gas exploration in shallow waters.

Americans Rate Obama 7 Points Worse on Spill Than Overall.By party, Democrats' support falls off the most.

U.S. facing debt super cycle: $13trillion black hole to overtake country's GDP within two years.The figures showed only 41,000 of the 431,000 non-farm jobs created in May were in the private sector.

Kids of lesbians have fewer behavioral problems, study suggests.A nearly 25-year study concluded that children raised in lesbian households were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers.