Today’s Founding Father quote of the day from www. foundingfatherquotes.com is:
“My policy has been, and will continue to be, while I have the honor to remain in the administration of the government, to be upon friendly terms with, but independent of, all the nations of the earth. To share in the broils of none. To fulfill our own engagements. To supply the wants, and be carriers for them all: Being thoroughly convinced that it is our policy and interest to do so. .” George Washington: letter to Gouverneur Morris, December 22, 1795
Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Attackers in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 – Afghan and coalition killed four insurgents in Afghanistan’s Kunar province yesterday, military officials reported. Security forces fired on several insurgents behaving in a hostile manner in the province’s Darah-ye Pech district, officials said, killing three.
Face of Defense: India-born Marine Climbs Career Ladder
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, Feb. 16, 2011 – A Marine who was born and raised in India continues to move up through the ranks as he serves the United States.
Study Guide: Riots in the Middle East/ More on Google
NOTE: Here are the sources to the info. mentioned on Glenn Beck’s 2/16 TV show.
Wisconsin Senate to vote on anti-union bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Protesters clogged the hallways of the Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday as the Senate prepared to pass a momentous bill that would strip government workers, including school teachers, of nearly all collective bargaining rights.
‘Rhetoric vs. Reality’: Wis. GOP Vid Captures Hateful Rhetoric at Union Protests
Remember when so many pundits were trying to convince America that violent, hateful rhetoric was an epidemic on the right, and that conservatives were generally hateful people?
Consumer Prices in U.S. Climb More Than Forecast
The cost of living in the U.S. climbed more than forecast in January, led by higher prices for food and fuel that may be starting to filter through to other goods and services.
Lessons in Debt: You Earn $50K, Spend $87K…No Problem. Right?
Still trying to wrap your head around the budget battle? Perhaps it would be helpful to pretend it is your own household budget. If you earn $50,000 a year but spend $87,000 you would have a problem. That’s the example given to us from Duquesne University Economics Professor Antony Davies.
City’s hate of religion taken to Supreme Court
A city’s official condemnation of Roman Catholic Church teachings as “discriminatory,” “insulting,” “callous” and “defamatory” is being taken to the U.S. Supreme Court because of the Constitution’s requirement that government not be “hostile” to faith.
Policy Reversal: U.S. Announces Rebuke of Israel Before the UN Security Council
On Friday, the United States informed Arab governments that it intends to support a U.N. Security Council resolution stating that it “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” a move that U.S. diplomats hoped would help bypass a veto dispute over a stronger Palestinian resolution which would condemn the settlements as illegal.
Iran Withdraws Suez Canal Request
CAIRO (AP) — Two Iranian naval vessels withdrew a request Thursday to transit the Suez Canal after Israel expressed concerns over the plans, a senior canal official said.
Iran denies cancellation: Warships to cross Suez Canal
Iran plans to cross the Suez Canal, despite reports to the contrary, Press TV reported on Thursday. The Iranian news station also said that “Egyptian authorities believed there was nothing wrong with the passage.”
US-Based Institute Wants Sharia for Egypt and the West
With questions looming about Islamist influence in a transitional Egypt, an organization that calls itself “the leading Islamic Institute in the West” is teaching students to support Sharia law in Egypt and around the world.
‘I’m Hit!’: ABC Correspondent Beaten in Bahrain Protest Crackdown
Expanding unrest across the Middle East entangled another American journalist in violent protests Wednesday evening after an ABC News correspondent was attacked while covering protests in Bahrain.
Army locks down Bahrain, police storm protest
MANAMA, Bahrain – Army patrols and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted their protest camp demanding political change. Medical officials said four people were killed.
Assaulted Reporter Gets Call From Obama, Released From Hospital
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was released from the hospital Wednesday “in remarkably good spirits,” despite the severe trauma she suffered at the hands of a mob of Egyptian men last Friday.
Muslim Brotherhood-Affiliated TV Clerics Launch Campaign to Replace Egypt’s Religious Leadership
NOTE: This video clip is 2:12.
WikiLeaks: US wary of Hezbollah presence in Chile
The US suspected that Hezbollah had a presence in Chile’s Islamic fundamentalist communities, according to an embassy cable released by WikiLeaks this week.
Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah: Be Prepared for the Day When You Are Called Upon “to Liberate the Galilee”
NOTE: This video clip is 2:07.
Netanyahu To Hezbollah Leader: You Better Stay in Your Bunker
After Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah declared that he would take over Israel’s Galilee region in a future war and threatened to harm Israeli leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu shot back.
Yemen protesters, government loyalists clash
SANAA (Reuters) – More than a thousand protesters clashed with government loyalists in Yemen on Thursday on the seventh straight day of demonstrations demanding the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year rule.
14 anti-government protesters killed in Libyan clashes
CAIRO — Libyan protesters seeking to oust longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in four cities Thursday on what activists have dubbed a “day of rage,” amid reports that at least 14 demonstrators have been killed in clashes with pro-government forces.
Canada hit by cyberattack from China computers: report
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian government was hit by an unprecedented cyber attack from Chinese-based computers last month that penetrated two key economic ministries, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp reported on Wednesday.
Huge solar flare jams radio, satellite signals: NASA
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A powerful solar eruption that triggered a huge geomagnetic storm has disturbed radio communications and could disrupt electrical power grids, radio and satellite communication in the next days, NASA said.