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Fox news anchor suddenly realises the hate Fox have engendered in America

Fox news anchor Shepard Smith talks about the scary and disturbing emails he has received since the elections, and how the extremists seem to be growing Totally fails to admit his stations complicity in creating such fear [flash=480x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/bxvunbIWNyI&hl=en&fs=1&[/flash]

A truck full of hate

Every place has its morons, yet how many have it plastered over their cars like this Kentuckian [quote] Thousand years of evolution and still the only thing arab muslim's can do is throw rocks and blow themselves up The un Must reclassify arab's muslim's as an animal or something for they have proven they are not human Every day i take an o slimy bin rotten and wipe it with a koran Allah was a pig Mohammed was a monkey Follow the money to the mosque and from there to t

North Koreans war stance is for internal consumption only

North Korea's latest saber rattling is really for internal consumption rather than threatening the rest of the world They are about to enter a time of regime change, and to make sure the new leader is accepted North Koreans leadership are trying to build national unity It would be a dangerous situation if the rest of the world takes the bluster as a real prelude to war However even if war did eventuate North Korea would quickly be beaten, its old equipment and dispirited population

The money North Korea spent on the Nuclear test could have fed them for a number of years

North Koreas problem isn't an absence of food or lack of necessities, its spending money on weapons, its a matter of priority, not need For example, after the last rocket test in April the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea Cheong Wa Dae said that “The cost North Korea put into launching the rocket could have alleviated the North’s food shortage for a year” Based on that just how much food could a nuclear weapons test have bought [quote]Cheong Wa Dae criticized the misju

New Zealand - The worlds most peaceful country?

New Zealand has topped the list of the world's most peaceful nation, according to an Australian think tank The Institute for Economics and Peace list was created after the start of the global recession, finding the financial meltdown was dragging the world toward political instability and conflict Many of the indicators which it used to measure peacefulness – such as a nation's homicide rate or its level of military expenditure – had deteriorated as the world economy tanked The in

Radio host didn't think waterboarding was torture - until he tried it - video

Chicago radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller decided he'd get himself waterboarded to prove the technique wasn't torture It didn't turn out that way "Mancow," in fact, lasted just six or seven seconds before crying foul Apparently, the experience went pretty badly [quote]The average person can take this for 14 seconds, he's going to wiggle, he's going to scream, he's going to wish he never did this[/quote] Marine Sergeant Clay South told his audience before he was waterboarded on a

Military airman saves commercial plane from fatal accident

An airman flying on a commercial flight from Chicago to Japan saw a fuel leak on the wing, out his window and averted tragedy It was a great stroke of luck he was sitting on that side of the plane A fuel leak on a civilian aircraft caught the attention of Staff Sgt Bartek Bachleda, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, during a flight from Chicago to Narita airport, Japan After alerting the pilots and aircrew, the ranking pilot made the decision to divert the flight to San Franci

American perceptions of European-style social welfare are seriously skewed according to a US academic

An American academic living in Holland for the last 18 months was at first shocked by the 51% tax he had to pay, but over time he calculated it was just as expensive to live in the the US, with its myriad of 'extra' taxes and that there are some far better systems in Holland that America could take on board A good read http://wwwnytimescom/2009/05/03/magazine/03european-thtml_r=1

Military analysts for the media are actually Pentagon stooges

[b]UPDATE[/b] - This article has won David Barstow of the New York Times the Pulitzer prize for journalism, yet there is no mention in the mainstream media of it Propaganda is a loaded word, but one that accurately describes the relationship between the media and the military analysts they hire When the media tries to analyse miitary actions they often hire for $500 to $1000 an interview independant military analysists to explain the situation in an 'objective' manner However the New

Leaked bank stress tests show US Banking System in total collapse?

These may be the leaked results of the "stress test" of banks to determine how well they are operating Based on this information basically American banks are insolvent Supposedly this information is suppressed until after May 4th to prevent runs on the banks and further degradation of the banking system The Turner Radio Network has obtained "stress test" results for the top 19 Banks in the USA The stress tests were conducted to determine how well, if at all, the top 19 banks in

Christians in North Korean prisons - extract from a horrifying biography

Soon Ok Lee is a former prisoner at Kaechon Prison in North Korea she was imprisoned after being set up by a jealous official In this excerpt from her book "Eyes of the Tailless Animals" she describes the lives and experiences of the Christian prisoners Read it [b]The people who believed in God[/b] ALL MY LIFE, I HAD BEEN TAUGHT THAT religion was like a drug I learned in school that religion paralyzes human creativity and logic I was well trained to never think about God's existe

Life in a North Korean prison - extract from a horrifying biography

Soon Ok Lee is a former prisoner at Kaechon Prison in North Korea where she was imprisoned after being set up by a jealous offical In this excerpt from her book "Eyes of the Tailless Animals" is a more mild scene of the horrors she faced working in a prison that made foreign goods Read it [b]Read a second extract [url=http://xmbstuffucanusecom/xmb/viewthreadphptid=6086]Christians in a North Korean camp[/url][/b] ON MARCH 10, 1988, FOUR MONTHS after I arrived in prison, I still

North Koreans bewildered in their new South Korean home

Imagine the culture shock of going from 15th Century life of North Korea to the 21st century South Korea Not only in terms of technology, culture, and customs, but also in the freedom and choice available in westernized South Korea To flee North Korea and arrive in the rich, wired, consuming culture of South Korea is to feel clueless, fearful and guilty Teenagers are particularly bewildered As part of the newest wave in a decade-old flow of defectors from the North, they arrive stunted

Somali pirates Vrs America

So the Somali pirates and the captain they took hostage are floating around in a lifeboat without any fuel off the coast of Somalia The pirates tried getting help from other captured ships, but to no luck as the warships blocked them from getting close The captain tried escaping by jumping over the side of the lifeboat but was unsuccessful returning after they shot at him So why don't the military just sink the life raft You can't float around in the water with an AK47 Some divers

Obama and the Press

Wonderful little cartoon that talks about Obama and his relationship with the Press Sorry I don't have a link for it
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