A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Hariri warns against goading
Sidon against Army

Daily Star [Beirut, Lebanon], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 6/23/2013 3:31:03 PM

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri warned Sunday against any attempt to goad the southern city of Sidon against the Lebanese Army. “Hariri warned against any attempt to lure the city of Sidon into a confrontation with the state and the Lebanese Army, stressing the need for all steps to be taken to protect the city and its residents and end the spreading strife threatening Lebanon.” Several soldiers and gunmen loyal to an anti-Hezbollah sheikh were killed Sunday in clashes in Abra, east of Sidon,

Comments:
The Syrian civil war is rapidly spreading to Lebanon now. A friend just sent me an email telling me he was caught in the crossfire of the fighting in Sidon this morning. ´This place is a tinderbox´ he told me. Article says this is how the Lebanon civil war started.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsmooth, 6/23/2013 5:21:07 PM     (No. 9390067)

I can´t make sense of this. Also, read the comments after the article. Who is Assir? Who did the killing and who is supposed to "not respond"? I suppose there are no good guys anywhere, and it doesn´t sound good.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 741213




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "PageTurner"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "PageTurner"



In Venezuela, As Elsewhere,
Socialism Comes With Shortages
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/22/2014 11:10:57 AM     Post Reply
Hemisphere: Venezuela´s price and currency controls have wrought what they always wreak: monster shortages. And it stinks, literally, with toilet paper, diapers, soap and deodorant joining drugs on the list. That shutoff from global standards is what prevents willing buyers from acquiring goods from abroad, the source of 80% of Venezuela´s consumer staples. No foreign currency, no purchases. Further down the line, price controls have driven more shortages as costs to produce in an economy with a 56% inflation rate have made it impossible to turn a profit.

Mom can ´never repay´ couple who
used mattress to cushion boy´s fall
Los Angeles Times, by Jason Wells    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/19/2014 9:04:34 PM     Post Reply
The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was saved just as he tumbled out a third-story window in Burbank said she will "never be able to repay" the couple who cushioned his fall with a box spring mattress. Konrad Lightner and his wife, Jennifer, were carrying their box spring mattress out Sunday when they saw the toddler throw his leg over the window sill, his toys tossed to the ground below. "Once we saw that his leg was going over the window, Jenny called police," Konrad Lightner said in an interview with KTLA-TV. After the boy got out, he clung to a telephone wire outside the window, spurring a split-second decision by the

What Motivates Putin? From de Custine,
A Mission To Chastise The West
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/19/2014 10:12:43 AM     Post Reply
Geopolitics: So are Vladimir Putin´s actions in Ukraine just self-defense, as he claims, or a sign of a new sort of war with the West? Conclusions of a 19th century contemporary of Alexis de Tocqueville suggest the latter. Back in 1839, around the time political thinker de Tocqueville made his long visit to the U.S. and found an exceptional nation, writing about it in his classic "Democracy in America," another curious Frenchman, the Marquis de Custine, made a similar pilgrimage to Russia. Fully prepared to fall in love with autocratic czarism, de Custine was instead repelled by a harsh tyranny combined with

Deported Mexican Activist
Turns Self In to U.S. Authorities
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/18/2014 8:34:33 PM     Post Reply
TIJUANA, Mexico – Mexican activist Elvira Arellano turned herself in on Tuesday to U.S. immigration authorities, whom she will ask – for humanitarian reasons – to be allowed to return to the country from which she was deported in 2007. Accompanied by her two children, the human rights defender crossed the border into the United States along with the fourth group of immigrants from the “Bring Them Home” movement. Arellano, TIME magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006, said she was aware that she could go to federal prison, but she said that is a risk that must be taken to send

The Chilean state apologizes
to the indigenous Mapuches ´for
taking their lands´
MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/14/2014 5:16:30 PM     Post Reply
The government of President Michelle Bachelet on Thursday apologized in the name of the Chilean state to the indigenous Mapuche tribe “for taking their lands” and said it has a pending debt in terms of public policies that will allow the La Araucania region, where 600,000 of the Indians live, to emerge from poverty.

   

 

  


 
Restricted sales of personal
care products and drugs
in Venezuela
El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela], by Angie Contreras C.    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/14/2014 5:06:44 PM     Post Reply
Staple shortages in Venezuela are exacerbating, as mirrored by restricted sales in many stores across the country. The supply of personal care products fails to meet demand. Only one or two brands of a single item can be found on shelves. Similarly, drugs stocks are running low. In a bid to meet demand, pharmacies have also been limiting the sale of certain drugs to only two items per person. Since April 2012, the Central Bank of Venezuela has been reporting shortage of personal care and home cleaning products, which sales are restricted as well. Shortage stems from the price regulations enforced for more than

Venezuela´s foreign minister
calls Kerry ´murderer´
Reuters, by Andrew Cawthorne    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/14/2014 4:52:38 PM     Post Reply
CARACAS - Venezuela´s foreign minister lambasted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday as a "murderer" fomenting unrest that has killed 28 people in the South American OPEC member nation. Since street demonstrations began against President Nicolas Maduro´s socialist government in early February, Venezuelan officials have been accusing Washington of stirring the country´s worst political troubles in a decade. U.S. officials say Venezuela is using them as a scapegoat, inventing accusations to distract from internal economic and political problems. In the sternest words during the crisis from Washington, Kerry said on Thursday the Venezuela government was using a "terror campaign" to

As West Dithers With Weak
Sanctions, Putin Moves On Ukraine
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/14/2014 8:02:29 AM     Post Reply
Ukraine: Two weeks after Russian troops covertly slipped into Crimea and took over, the consequences of U.S. passivity are clear: some 80,000 Russian troops amassing on Ukraine´s border, three hours from Kiev. It´s no surprise that they should be: The lack of leadership seen from the U.S. and the European Union in these lost days has been read as a green light for Russia to make a final grab for Ukraine. On Thursday, Russia said it was initiating "significant operations involving armored and airborne troops in the Belgorod, Kursk and Rostov regions abutting eastern Ukraine," as satellite and blogger photos showed 80,000

Pol Pot’s Daughter to Be Married Sunday
Cambodia Daily [Phnom Penh, Cambodia], by Saing Soenthrith    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/12/2014 1:19:20 AM     Post Reply
The only daughter of deceased Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot is due to be married on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey Province, according to a copy of the wedding invitation. Sar Patchata is the only daughter of Pol Pot, whose real name was Sar Saloth, and Mea Som. The invitation names the groom as Sy Vicheka. Ms. Patchata’s stepfather, Tep Khunnal, said his stepdaughter is now 26 years old and that the couple met during their studies in Malaysia. “My daughter graduated with a master’s degree in English literature in Malaysia and the groom was also studying in Malaysia, so they knew each other

Jamaica pledges to decriminalize
cannabis (´ganja´) “later this year”
MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/7/2014 5:23:43 PM     Post Reply
Jamaica´s Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Taskforce (CCMRT) says it has been given an assurance that the country later this year will decriminalize marijuana as the island seeks to establish a medicinal marijuana industry. CCMRT leader, Dealana Seiveright in a statement, said that the assurance had come from Jamaican Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell. The statement quoted Paulwell as telling members of the taskforce that “ganja will be decriminalized in Jamaica this year and emphasized that Jamaica cannot be allowed to be left behind on the issue”.

   

 

B-G1


 
Chevron Gets Justice From
Environmentalist Frauds
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/6/2014 11:10:39 AM     Post Reply
Shakedown: A federal judge has ruled that a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador was won through fraud. It´s a victory for Chevron, but at a cost of millions. So why isn´t someone in this environmental predator racket in jail? After more than a decade of battling against charges it created a "rainforest Chernobyl" in an Ecuadorean village called Lago Agrio, it must have come as a relief to the oil giant to hear the words of truth ring out from the bench of a tough Manhattan judge, Lewis Kaplan. In a nearly 500-page ruling, he branded the entire case as

Unfit for Justice post
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Pat Toomey    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/5/2014 2:13:31 PM     Post Reply
Some Americans may vaguely recall Mumia Abu-Jamal from the "Free Mumia" T-shirts and posters that once cluttered college campuses. Maureen Faulkner will forever remember him as the cold-blooded cop killer who left her a widow at age 24. Maureen has endured three decades of endless appeals and a dishonest, international campaign to turn her husband´s killer into a celebrated icon for the radical left. Now one of the lawyers who helped to promote that campaign, Debo Adegbile, has been nominated to lead the Justice Department´s Civil Rights Division. A vote on that nomination is scheduled this week in the Senate. This affront



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Harry Reid: I don’t recall
accusing Republicans of lying
about ObamaCare horror stories

48 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/27/2014 3:08:44 PM     Post Reply
Via America Rising and the IJR, is this the key that finally unlocks the enigma of Harry Reid, tinpot demagogue? Maybe, from moment to moment, this guy just … doesn’t realize what’s coming out of his mouth. Hard to believe he could forget saying on the Senate floor that all ObamaCare horror stories — all of them — are a GOP/Koch brothers fairy tale designed to besmirch the stellar reputation of the Affordable Care Act. Those remarks got heavy coverage in conservative media, and even got picked up at WaPo. You don’t toss a grenade that powerful without choosing your

White House looks to regulate cow
flatulence as part of climate agenda

47 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/28/2014 3:37:51 PM     Post Reply
As part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations. This comes despite falling methane emission levels across the economy since 1990. The White House has proposed cutting methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent by 2020. Although U.S. agriculture only accounts for about 9 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it makes up a sizeable portion of methane emissions — which is a very potent greenhouse gas. Some of these methane emissions come from

One Doctor’s Viral Letter Exposes the Harrowing
Reality of Obamacare’s ‘War Against Doctors’

42 replie(s)
Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/28/2014 5:42:18 AM     Post Reply
In an address to the House on Wednesday, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks read aloud a letter sent to him by Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur. The letter holds nothing back while detailing the excessive costs and regulations that Dr. Gill calls Obamacare’s “war against doctors.” Here is the full text of the letter, courtesy of Rep. Brooks’ office: Dear Congressman Brooks, As a practicing family physician, I plead for help against what I can best characterize as Washington’s war against doctors. The medical profession has never before remotely approached today’s stress, work hours, wasted costs, decreased efficiency, and declining ability to focus on patient

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Obama, Pope Francis
meet for first time

38 replie(s)
CNN, by Halimah Abdullah    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 3/27/2014 9:03:29 AM     Post Reply
U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met Thursday for the first time at Vatican City, offering a chance for a reset of sorts between the administration and Catholic leadership following years of strained relations. The two world leaders greeted each other with a smile and a handshake, and posed for pictures before sitting down across a table from each other. The goal of the meeting: Focus on areas where two of the world´s most influential men agree and gently tread ground where they differ. The President and the Pontiff will, as the White House said in a statement, focus on "shared commitment

Oversight Dems Ask Issa to Call
Off Benghazi Investigation

35 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/28/2014 3:06:55 PM     Post Reply
All 17 Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have called on Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to end the “partisan” investigation into the Benghazi attack “and begin focusing instead on conducting responsible oversight to implement constructive reforms.” The Dems, led by ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), charged that the probe “has been characterized by wild and unsubstantiated political accusations that turn out to be completely inaccurate.” They proceeded to outline those instances in the five-page letter. “Continuing this reckless pattern of launching wholly unfounded accusations on national television — and racking up more and more Pinocchios in the process —

As Obama meets the pope,
Francis´ smile masks a serious message

28 replie(s)
Los Angeles Times, by Doyle McManus    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/27/2014 3:45:00 PM     Post Reply
When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis a little more than a year ago, the first thing that struck those who knew him well was his unexpected, beatific smile. “In Argentina, he didn’t smile like that,” Sergio Rubin, the pope’s biographer, said this week at a conference sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center. “That was the big surprise.” Since then, the pope has mostly kept on smiling — in homilies, in audiences, in meetings with the homeless and the poor. If you look at the pictures from Francis’ meeting with President Obama on Thursday, though, the smile is there only some of the time.

More than 6 million Americans
enrolled under the ACA, WH says

27 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/27/2014 3:39:18 PM     Post Reply
More than six million Americans have now signed up for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to the White House, with just four days to go until the end of its first open enrollment period. While traveling in Italy on Thursday, President Obama shared the news in a conference call with thousands of health-care navigators and volunteers helping enroll people on state and federal marketplaces. As the volume of consumers seeking health plans has surged -- there were over 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov Wednesday and more than 430,000 calls to the marketplaces´ call centers -- Obama urged those on

The New Republican Reformers
26 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by Karl Rove    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/27/2014 7:56:35 AM     Post Reply
Their target is the GOP, but they are not angry liberals bent on destroying it. They are reform-minded Republican leaders intent on strengthening it. These Republicans are applying conservative principles to 21st-century challenges, focused on middle-class concerns like lowering costs and improving access to college, modernizing health care and reforming the tax code. They aim to broaden prosperity´s reach through markets and merit, not government and corporate cronyism. They´re also concentrating on helping the poor by changing Washington´s dizzying assortment of antipoverty programs to emphasize work and make the safety net more effective and sustainable. The reformers´ success in providing

   

 



 
Getting popularity tips? Barack Obama hopes
for ´Francis bounce´ as he meets Pope for
first time and tells him he is a ´great admirer´

26 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Tara Brady    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/27/2014 8:17:00 AM     Post Reply
One is a world leader who has been praised for his humility and outlook on the world. The other is an American president, once the international superstar of the political stage. So it is no surprise that President Barack Obama has travelled to the Vatican in Rome possibly to get some tips from the popular Pope Francis who now even has own weekly glossy magazine dedicated to him. As he sat down with the Pontiff at the Vatican this morning, Obama called himself a ´great admirer´ of the pope. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama´s administration and the church

Watch Chris Hayes Get
Hammered After Personally
Attacking Conservative Guest (Video)

25 replie(s)
Breitbart The Conversation, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/27/2014 4:42:34 PM     Post Reply
Usually the type of Republicans MSNBC hosts invite on their shows are either craven RINO types who can be depended upon to trash talk fellow Republicans, or the more inarticulate, dimmer bulbs in the party who fail to communicate conservative positions effectively. MSNBC host Chris Hayes had an entirely different type of animal on his hands with PA Americans For Prosperity Director, Jennifer Stefano. In fact, he´s probably still licking his wounds after the nasty confrontation he had with her, Wednesday night in a debate over the latest ObamaCare delay. He got off on the wrong foot by introducing Stefano

Britain: 2 People Catch
Tuberculosis from Pet Cat

23 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/27/2014 12:16:26 PM     Post Reply
London - England’s public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human. In a report published Thursday, Public Health England said it concluded TB samples taken from the cat and from two people in contact with the animal were “indistinguishable” and that the cat was considered to be “the likely source of infection.” Between December 2012 and last April, veterinarians identified TB in nine pet cats in Berkshire and Hampshire, west of London. Public Health England said the two people who caught TB were recovering and said the risk

´Funny´ Feminist: I´d ´Personally Like to
Castrate Every Male Conservative Christian´

23 replie(s)
NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 3/27/2014 12:17:28 PM     Post Reply
Joe Newby at The Washington Examiner has found a real doozy of a “comedian.” Her name is Laura Levites – with obviously no connection to the priests of the Old Testament. (She´s an atheist with a fondness for Ricky Gervais.) "I would personally like to castrate every Male Conservative Christian so that they have NO reproductive rights," she wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag "#HobbyLobby." She certainly knows how to draw attention to herself. Newby said that’s not all. She also expressed her hatred of Christians in a tweet calling conservative Christians "******bags," claiming they are "really trying" her patience.

   

Post Reply   Close thread 741213





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS