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Obama´s Ideology-Driven
´Dumb War´ Is A New Cold War

Investors Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 4/23/2014 6:56:14 PM

Russian Aggression: Remember President Obama´s 2012 debate zinger, "the Cold War´s been over for 20 years"? But under his failed diplomacy, Moscow is a bigger menace than at any time since the Cold War. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday was pining for the good old days. Speaking at the State Department, he lamented how "it was easier than it is today; simpler is maybe a way to put it." Back then, "we could make really bad decisions and still win because we were pretty much the sole dominant economic and military power around." According to Kerry, "the choices were less varied,

      


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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 9:43:22 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 9:34:53 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 9:04:55 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead. Companies like Disney, Google or Netflix will be allowed to pay Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for special, faster lanes to send video and other content to their customers under new rules to be proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, the agency said on Wednesday. The proposed rules are a turnaround for the agency on what is known as net neutrality — the idea that Internet users should have equal ability to see any legal

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 8:59:31 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 8:48:11 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:20:10 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:17:57 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:16:31 PM     Post Reply
BOSTON – Hillary Clinton reiterated Wednesday that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mrs. Clinton, in a speech to more than 3,000 people at a women’s leadership conference here, called the attack and loss of lives “very, very painful” and “certainly the biggest regret that I have as secretary of state.” She noted that she had taken responsibility for security at the diplomatic outpost, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died, and had pledged to do everything she could to ensure a similar tragedy won’t happen again.

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:11:36 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:03:59 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 7:01:34 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 6:59:36 PM     Post Reply
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