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"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Econ 101: Why Immigration Happens

By Gary Wolfram, Ph.D.
Business & Media Institute Adviser

Despite political issues, immigration is really just economic forces at work.

HH says: This is a reasonably good explanation by Mr. Wolfram of the basic economic forces and its application to immigrant labor. I would submit, however, that some of the examples he uses are a bit simplistic and are apples - to - oranges comparisons. Nonetheless, it drives the basic idea home on how cheap labor transports itself to areas where it is needed and desired to the benefit of all. Read it here.

House strips Democrat William Jefferson of seat on panel

The House yesterday voted to remove Rep. William J. Jefferson from a prestigious tax-writing committee amid a federal corruption investigation, a move the Louisiana Democrat said is unprecedented and has suggested is racially motivated. Read on.

Putin revives speculation on successor race

Russia's next president may not be one of the two men widely seen as front-runners, according to Moscow's ultimate political insider -- President Vladimir Putin himself. Read on.

Baghdad traffic checks now safer

The top U.S. commander in Baghdad has changed the way troops set up roadblocks in an attempt to reduce the accidental killing or wounding of civilians. Read on.

County's cost for illegal immigrants' care soars

Houston Chronicle - United States

The Harris County Hospital District's unreimbursed costs of caring for illegal immigrants approached $100 million last year, a 77 percent increase in three ... Read on.

Chavez's Asymmetric War causes 68,926 deaths in Venezuela

By Miguel Octavio

President Chávez and the old guard Generals that surround him speak at every turn of the so called “asymmetrical war” the country is supposedly engaged in. It even goes beyond their simple words, with the Government spending close to US$ 5 billion in new military equipment, from Kalashnikovs rifles, to helicopters to jets, all in the name of this phantom war, which appears to exist only in the febrile brains of the President and his comrades and which is used to generate political goodwill for the Government.

Meanwhile, Venezuela is truly engaged in a very asymmetrical war. It is a tragic war, because more people have died from it since Hugo Chavez took power in 1998, than either in the war in Afghanistan or the war in Iraq. It is asymmetrical, because despite the Government’s claim to care about the poor, this war mostly affects those without the resources to defend themselves from it. Read on.

The Falkland Quest: Self-determination and Independence

United Nations: C-24 Speech by Cllr. Dr. Richard Davies
Falkland Islands News Network - Stanley,Falkland Islands
... It runs contrary to the whole philosophy and principle upon which the United Nations is based. ... If only the United Nations showed this same commitment. ...

Friday, June 16, 2006

No Child Left Behind is one of the greatest blunders of the Bush administration.

From the Federal Patriot:

One of the greatest blunders of George W. Bush's compassionate conservative presidency is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which was largely written by Teddy Kennedy. In five years, this bureaucratic boondoggle has done little to improve the quality of education in government schools, while loading an even heavier burden on taxpayers. A recent Harvard study concludes that the program will miss its goals for 2014 if trends continue. There has been negligible improvement to date in reading and math, and one of the Act's key components, closing the achievement gap between whites and minorities, has not done well either. As more and more schools fall into the "needing improvement" category, NCLB encounters more and more opposition. New Jersey is considering opting out, while there are legal challenges in Connecticut. The once bipartisan village success story is now an albatross around the President's—and taxpayers' —neck, though, conveniently, the key role Democrats such as Kennedy played in its creation is forgotten.

Iraq 'significantly' improves oil infrastructure security


The U.S. Defense Department said Iraqi security forces have enhanced protection of oil facilities in northern Iraq. A Pentagon report cited cooperation between Iraqi and U.S. troops to guard a key pipeline designed to export oil to neighboring Turkey, Middle East Newsline reported. Read on.

Jordan gets increase in aid after intel assist on Zarqawi


WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives has approved an increase in U.S. military aid to Jordan, a major player in the killing of Al Qaida network chief Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi. Read on.

"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us." -- William O. Douglas

U.S. troop pullout from Iraq rejected by Senate

Members of Congress yesterday engaged in a bitter and sometimes raucous debate over Iraq war policy, with the Senate overwhelmingly rejecting a measure to bring troops home by year's end, a move several Democrats have called for but did not back with their.... Read on.

Papers reveal weakening terror group

The U.S. military in recent weeks has seized a "huge treasure" of intelligence materials on al Qaeda in Iraq, including a revealing document in which the terror group acknowledges its own "bleak situation" caused by losses on both the public relations and .... Read more

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Zarqawi is said to have plotted US-Iran war
International Herald Tribune - France
... planned to try and destroy the relationship between the United States and its Shiite allies in Iraq and help start a war between America and Iran, according to ...

Fear God and Do Not Sympathize with al Zarqawi

Asharq Alawsat - London,UK
By Mshari Al-Zaydi

I have no doubt that that every believer, who cares for his religion and the reputation of the Umma, will be heartened to hear that the deviant ideology, attributed to Islam is on the retreat.
Read on.

Kerry should make up for his mistake

Honor calls for him to resign from the Senate

JOHN Kerry has joined John Murtha and other Democrats in saying he erred in voting for the liberation of Iraq.

"It is essential to acknowledge that the war itself was a mistake. . . . It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote for that Iraqi war resolution," Kerry told a Democratic Party gathering in Washington this week.

If the junior senator from Massachusetts truly believes that his judgment was so clouded that he sent thousands of American men and women to their deaths needlessly, then he should do the honorable thing and resign from Congress. Read on.

Iran would 'use nuclear defense' if threatened
Jerusalem Post - Israel
Iran's defense minister on Thursday vowed that his country would "use nuclear defense as a potential" if "threatened by any power.". ...

Security crackdown begins in Baghdad
Sirens wailed throughout Baghdad yesterday as shoppers rushed out to stock up on food in the face of extended curfews and one of the largest citywide security clampdowns in three years.

Joe Wilson: The Nutter

Joe Wilson: US Should Negotiate With Iraqi Terrorists
– Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson argued Wednesday that the U.S. needs to bring Iraqi insurgents and their “foreign patrons” to the conference table for negotiations...

Democrats to run in New Direction'

If they win in fall, party will pursue aggressive agenda.
From the Boston Globe

Senate Committee Approves Flag Amendment


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee gave a nod Thursday to a constitutional amendment to protect the American flag from desecration, moving it to the Senate floor where vote-counters on both sides say it could be within one vote of passing.

Planned Parenthood Vows to Help Elect ‘Progressive Voices’
The head of the largest abortion provider in America has declared that she and her organization – which accepts taxpayer funds -- intend to use their resources to “swing the vote” and “help progressive voices win” elections across the country. A spokesman for a conservative group called the decision “outrageous.”


"When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I'm going to earmark the shit out of it." —Rep. Jim Moran (D)

"The country is being increasingly ravaged by an ongoing series of issues that the political class refuses to effectively confront, either because of the enormity of special interests seeking to define them, or from fear of the 'PC' armies waiting to politically assassinate any who dare to deviate from their orthodoxy." —Christopher Adamo

"[O]ne of the great modern American understandings is that statistics don't lie but liars use statistics." —Peggy Noonan

"Property rights form the heart of liberty. For without such protection, the line between what belongs to you, what belongs to your neighbor and what belongs to the government blurs hopelessly, usually according to the whims of the latter." —David Keene

"For the anti-war left, hatred of the president is the filter through which all information flows. It has created a 'conventional wisdom' that nothing good is happening in Iraq and even if it is, inevitable defeat awaits the United States when it must ultimately withdraw, leaving chaos behind." —Cal Thomas

"No other military force in history has been so tightly limited in its defensive actions. And probably no other military force has been sufficiently disciplined to maintain such restrictive rules in the heat of combat. God bless our troops." —Tony Blankley

"It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile, because they might just wind up lowering our flag." —Ronald Reagan

"This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation... Though silent, it speaks to us—speaks to us of the past, of the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it."

—Woodrow Wilson

"Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families."
—Benjamin Rush

Operation to show insurgents 'no mercy'
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki yesterday announced the start of a massive security campaign in Baghdad, saying security forces would show "no mercy" in their effort to wipe out insurgent strongholds and defang militias.

Does the First Amendment allow the media to publish classified information?

From the Claremont Institute
By John C. Eastman


The Rove prosecution vanishes into partisan air.

Marine May Call Murtha as Witness
Wizbang - Washington,DC,USA
Jack Murtha as a witness: ... Michael Hagee, the Marine commandant, briefed Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, on the Nov. ...

Iraq says al-Zarqawi raid provided 'huge treasure'
Globe and Mail - Canada
... adviser said Thursday a "huge treasure" of documents and computer records was seized after the raid on terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's hideout, giving ...

Post-al-Zarqawi raids kill 104 insurgents
Ottawa Recorder - Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD, Iraq - American and Iraqi forces have carried out 452 raids since last week's killing of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and 104 insurgents ...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

South Central Farmers Evicted, Treesitter Daryl Hannah Jailed

LOS ANGELES, California- A three year struggle of South Central Los Angeles farmers to save their gardens came to a climax Tuesday morning as Los Angeles police, firefighters and about 65 sheriffs deputies raided the contested farm land, arresting 45 people.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city officials negotiated with landowner Ralph Horowitz for hours even as law enforcement officials removed protesters from the property. Read on.

RELATED: Daryl Hannah speaks to media from jail cell
Actress Daryl Hannah says she is “not thrilled” about being arrested at a protest to save an urban farm in Los Angeles.

But the star, who had been sitting in a walnut tree on the site for more than two weeks, told People magazine from her jail cell hat she had been determined to show her commitment to the cause.

HH says: It has been reported that Willie Nelson and Leonardo DiCaprio had stopped by in the past weeks to show their support. Much like Rush's "drive by media" referring to the MSM, Willie and Leonard did their own version of 'drive by' ---- "drive by Hollywood". They stopped, "sprayed their bullets of support" and a few "you go girl"(s), and off they went to look for another cause "to support." Probably some telethon where they get us suckers to "pony up" to save the grub worm from global warming.

Speakers Call for Strengthened, Restructured United Nations ...
ReliefWeb (press release) - Geneva,Switzerland
As the Security Council met today to consider the future United Nations presence in Timor-Leste, after deadly incidents in April and May had displaced more ...

The United Nations vs. the heartland
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
UN Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown delivered a speech last week that demonstrated exactly why many Americans despise the United Nations. ...

Motivation of a Liberal Nation

We are a nation divided. We are a country bound by the current political landscape, of red and blue states, the left and the right. On a personal level, I pride myself in trying to maintain integrity, avoiding the pitfalls of partisan politics. That said there is a threat to our country right now that needs to be recognized, far bigger than the obvious threats we face at present: Liberalism. Liberals are a clear and present danger to our way of life, and as a group, are bent on destroying our nation.

The Democratic mouthpiece of the media, MSNBC, demonstrated their disdain for journalistic virtue, and Rep. John Murtha took one giant leap towards senility the likes of which are rarely seen in public officials. Howard Dean would consider Murtha to be a bit deranged.

Read the rest.

US is 'not ready' for Chavez oil ban threat
MSN Money - USA
... agency, obtained by the Financial Times before its release this month, warns that the US is inadequately prepared for a potential loss of oil from Venezuela. ...

Democrats New Mantra: Winning Means Retreat
Post Chronicle - USA
... it. Yet Democrats Pelosi, Murtha, Kerry, Durbin, Kennedy et. al. continue to tell us that our troops in Iraq are "in harm's way". ...

HH says: To the Dems, winning is "coming close," and minimizing your losses. They see "moral victories" when there is no victory at all. They don't seem to know how to win anymore, certainly not in the arena of ideas. They depend on the "victim class" as their base of support and it affects their own party psyche because when it comes to all of their electoral defeats, they, the party, become the victim because it's always someone else's fault, i.e. voter fraud, voter disenfranchisement, etc. Introspection seems impossible to them.

Democrats not finding unity on Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
... John Murtha, D-Pa., which calls for a redeployment of troops "over the horizon'' as soon as is practically possible. ... I support the Murtha plan.''. ...

"The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations."

-- George Washington

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Homeland Security accepts fake ID
The Department of Homeland Security allowed a man to enter its headquarters last week using a fake Matricula Consular card as identification, despite federal rules that say the Mexican-issued card is not valid ID at government buildings. Read on.

Do the Police Profile? Should They?
By Daniel Pipes
The NYPD, like every Western law enforcement agency, indignantly denies profiling. But it does, in fact, profile. Profiling is an obviously useful tool, so the solution lies in passing laws to permit the police to do so overtly and legally…

Judge Rejects San Francisco’s Handgun Ban
A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Monday threw out the city’s voter-approved ban on handguns, ruling that state law trumps local jurisdictions in gun control matters. Both the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation called the decision a victory for gun owners across the state...

Zarqawi Attack Put Jordan Hot on His Trail

LA Times

AMMAN, Jordan — Shocked into action by violence on their own soil, Jordanian officials months ago began an intensive campaign of spying on insurgents in neighboring Iraq, a gambit that ultimately helped lead to the death of militant leader Abu Musab Zarqawi, Jordan's top spies said Monday.

Maj. Gen. Mohammed Dahabi, director of Jordan's General Intelligence Department, and Col. Ali Burjaq, his counterterrorism chief, said in a rare interview that a splashy videotape Zarqawi released this spring helped Jordanian officials determine his approximate location at the time, a key lead that ultimately resulted in Zarqawi's slaying last week in a U.S. aerial bombing.
Read on.

Scottish-based commandos to bring mountain expertise to Taleban fight

HUNDREDS of Scottish-based commandos are to be sent to Afghanistan to carry the fight against the Taleban and al-Qaeda into the winter.

Iran bloggers back women's protest

BBC News

Iranian news websites and women bloggers have been full of angry comment about the way that policewomen took part in breaking up a women's demonstration for more legal rights in Tehran on Monday.
The sight of women police beating
women has caused anger

Read more.


National Guard scares away illegal immigrants

Associated Press

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico — The arrival of U.S. National Guard troops in Arizona has scared off illegal Mexican migrants along the border, significantly reducing crossings, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.

U.S. authorities said Monday that detentions along the U.S.-Mexico border decreased by 21 percent, to 26,994, in the first 10 days of June, compared with 34,077 for the same period a year ago.

Along the Arizona border, once the busiest crossing spot, detentions have dropped 23 percent, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Detentions dropped 31 percent, to 8,308 from 11,977, along the Texas and New Mexico border.

Read on.

Federal Judge Dismisses Case Challenging National Motto

News from the Thomas More Law Center:

ANN ARBOR, MI – A California federal trial judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Michael Newdow challenging the constitutionality of our national motto, “In God We Trust.” Newdow is the atheist who achieved national attention in his previous unsuccessful attempt to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from public schools because it includes the words “one nation under God.”

The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, had filed a friend of the court brief seeking the dismissal of Newdow’s national motto lawsuit.

Edward L. White III, the Thomas More Law Center’s trial counsel who submitted the friend of the court brief, commented: “Our national motto does not have the constitutionally impermissible effect of establishing a religion. Rather, it acknowledges our nation’s rich religious heritage, which informed the founding of our nation.”

The federal trial judge ruled that the national motto has nothing to do with the establishment of a religion. The judge noted that the use of the national motto is patriotic and has no true resemblance to a governmental sponsorship of a religious exercise.

HeavyHanded is a proud supporter of the Thomas More Law Center. To make a donation, go here.

Campbell Brown Dents Dean: With Dems, 'Don't Know What I'm Voting For'

From NewsBusters

EDITORIAL: Marines deserve the benefit of the doubt

The news that several U.S. Marines are under investigation for a November 2005 incident in Haditha, Iraq, that left 24 civilians dead is not good. But a bad situation has been made worse by some people who have been all too willing to jump to conclusions about their guilt.

One of those jumpers is U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, who was quick to compare the deaths to the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

"Was this My Lai?" Murtha was asked on a recent cable TV talk show. The host then added, "When you say cold blood, congressman, a lot of people think you’re basically saying you’ve got some civilians sitting in a room or out in a field and they’re executed on purpose."

Murtha’s response: "That’s exactly what happened." Read more.

Monday, June 12, 2006



My daughter had to be at the hospital by 6:00 AM on Friday, June 9th and was discharged at 12:30 on Friday; so she is back home now. They removed a lymph node that was about 3 inches long and a "bunch of small nodules," as they put it. They decided to remove her tonsils as well, while they were at it, as they had become problematic as well. Now, we wait for the test results on the lymph node and nodules. I did not get much else done this weekend. Oh, well; such is life.

Yesterday Blogger was down when I tried posting, so there was a lack of posts and for that I apologize. Blogging will be light again I'm sure as my daughter has had a regression. (see rest of the threads posted here.)

We will be taking her to the hospital tomorrow (Friday) morning where she will be given anesthesia to knock her out and they will be doing a little exploratory surgery and take a sample (biopsy). Hopefully, they can figure out what the hell is wrong. This is extremely frustrating.

So I will apologize in advance for the lack of posts. So thank you, and carry on.

My daughter is doing much better now. Her last blood tests did not show up with anything they saw that was alarming. They still don't know what caused the problem. There has not been any more talk of a biopsy. They don't know if it was viral or bacterial; or whether the medications have helped, or if it is her own defense system doing its' job. She is to see the two specialists again in 2 weeks. But, I am feeling much more relieved now.

Really nothing new to report. Her appointments were changed to Thursday and Friday, the 25th and 26th. She is doing better, but we still don't have the results of the last blood tests.

They have my daughters temperature under control now and her electrolytes, hemoglobin, and white blood cell count are in the acceptable range. We are still not sure what is the root of her problems. Heretofore, headaches have not been a problem, but yesterday and today she has experienced some headaches. They have run a number of tests and have not turned up anything yet. More blood was drawn and more extensive testing to be done, but we won't have the results for a few days.

After 3 days in the hospital, they allowed her to go home but has to be monitored closely and if any signs of regression, she will have to go back in. On Wednesday, May 24th, she will see a specialist and then the following day, Thursday, May 25th she will see another specialist. A biopsy is possible depending on how she is doing at that time and the results of the latest blood tests.

Postings have been a little lighter than normal and will become extremely light. One of my daughters is in the hospital and until the situation becomes more clear and my concerns alleviated, I'm afraid I'll have little time to spare. Thanks for your understanding.

"Partisanship is fine when it's an expression of the high animal spirits produced by real political contention based on true political belief. But the current partisanship seems sour, not joyous. The partisanship has gotten deeper as less separates the governing parties in Washington. It is like what has been said of academic infighting: that it's so vicious because the stakes are so low. The problem is not that the two parties are polarized. In many ways they're closer than ever. The problem is that the parties in Washington, and the people on the ground in America, are polarized. There is an increasing and profound distance between the rulers of both parties and the people—between the elites and the grunts, between those in power and those who put them there." —Peggy Noonan

"Without baby boomers, there is no global warming. Not because boomers are uniquely gaseous, but because they are uniquely egotistical. The notion that, as Al Gore put it on my radio station last week, humans are 'baking the planet to death' can only be swallowed whole by those whose appetite for self-importance has reached global proportions. For boomers like Al Gore, nothing ever happened in the world until it happened to them. The first president ever assassinated was JFK; no war had ever been protested or opposed before Vietnam; government corruption was invented by Nixon and Bill Clinton proved the boomers could all still get laid."
—Michael Graham

"Our government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government, which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed. It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment and to demand recognition of the distinction between the powers granted to the Federal Government and those reserved to the States or to the people. All of us need to be reminded that the Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government. Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it's not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work—work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it."
—Ronald Reagan

"[T]he threat to liberty in the 21st century is the same as it has been throughout mankind's history. That threat is use of the coercive powers of government, under the color of law, to take the rightful property of some people and give to others, and the forcible imposition of the will of one group of people on another group. Such acts, most often done in the name of good, explain the ugliest portions of human history. The question is whether America will degenerate into what has been mankind's standard fare throughout history. We have yet to see the kind of arbitrary control, abuse and violation of basic human rights seen elsewhere. But if we ask ourselves which way are we heading, tiny steps at a time: toward more personal liberty or toward greater government control over our lives, the answer would unambiguously be the latter. We Americans face an awesome challenge and responsibility because if liberty dies here, it's probably dead for all places and all times." —Walter Williams

"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors."
—Joseph Story

The U.S. Military Will Never Be Allowed To Win Another War

By Dave Gibson

The United States military has saved the world from the Nazis, Japanese imperialism, confronted god-less communists on far-away shores, and ousted the evil Saddam Huessein from Kuwait. Our military was once regarded as the finest in the world and were feared by thuggish dictators the world over. Now however, thanks to cowardly politicians and political generals, the ferocious nature of our military is becoming a distant memory.

In addition to the usual acts of sedition performed by the American press, we are now bombarded daily with examples of treason by our own Congressmen. The hatred of our military is now palpable from the halls of Congress to the White House. Read on.


Is this a surprise? Of course not.
Syria supports Venezuela's candidacy to joint UN Security Council
El Universal - Venezuela
... Rangel, and after that he explained that his Government is holding "talks with many countries around the world in order to support Venezuela's candidacy to the ...

Viet Nam's Internet provider opens links to US
Viet Nam News Agency - Hanoi,Vietnam
Ha Noi (VNA) - The Viet Nam Data Communication Company (VDC), the country's largest Internet provider, has clinched a deal with the American company MCI for ...

Sunday, June 11, 2006


By Tony Blankley

The Marine incident, and its aftermath, at Haditha last November tells us much more about the media than it does about the Marines. And what it tells us ought to outrage us to the core.

On every radio and television show I appeared on last week (and all I observed) in which this topic came up, without exception at least one of the media people immediately attempted to implicate not just the still-presumed-innocent Marines, but the American military's leadership and methods in general.

The "Drive By Media" (Rush Limbaugh's scientifically accurate description) has already started to report this story in a manner that is likely do vast damage that may last for several years to the morale (and possibly recruitment) of our military. It will create a propaganda catastrophe of strategic proportions in our mortal struggle with radical Islam and their terrorist spear point.

And all this is being done by journalists who should be considered enemy propagandists. Read more ... By paid subscription only.


"One of the first things George W. Bush did as his presidency was getting off the ground in 2001 was to sign a bilateral trade agreement with Vietnam. Since then, trade between the US and Vietnam has grown 400% to $7.8 billion last year. Last week, the US and Vietnam signed an agreement that paves the way for Vietnam to join the WTO, the World Trade Organization. "

Source: Dr. Jack Wheeler's, "To The Point"

VENEZUELA: Deepening Latin American integration
Green Left Weekly - Chippendale,NSW,Australia

In a step forward for the goal promoted by Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez of increasing the economic integration of Latin American countries ...

Marine Says Rules Were Followed
American Federalist Journal - USA

.... shooting off his mouth, not about the alleged incident itself. ... We weren't there, neither was Jack Murtha. ... Note that our initial comments were about Murtha...


Iran continue charm offensive with gesture to Mexico's Sanchez
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
Nuremburg - Iran continued their charm offensive at the World Cup on Sunday, presenting Mexico goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez with a bouquet of flowers before ...


Financial Times - London, England, UK
... His comments come as several governments in the region, most notably those of Bolivia and Venezuela, are implementing increasingly radical leftwing policies. ..." More....


Venezuela's Chavez to visit North Korea, Iran
Washington Post - United States
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on Sunday that he will visit Iran and North Korea, two nations at odds with ...