Read with caution, not confirmed. u can arrange something and i’ll be glad to RT it and send u a bunch of green wave supporters, what u say? about 1 hour ago from RT! Police vandalizing; 1st destroying a car, then spraying on the wall http://is.gd/19CCz #iranelection 2morrow is a new day 4 Iranian freedom. […]
By Andrew McCarthy Call me thick, but I continue to be baffled by a lot of the commentary, cited by Rich and others, which gives as the rationale for President Obama’s diffidence his purported determination to preserve the opportunity to negotiate with the mullahs on their nuclear program. Obama is resigned to Iran getting nukes […]
Fouad Ajami in today’s Wall Street Journal That ambivalence at the heart of the Obama diplomacy about freedom has not served American policy well in this crisis. We had tried to “cheat” — an opening to the regime with an obligatory wink to those who took to the streets appalled by their rulers’ cynicism and […]
“The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 evolved from the bitter experience of the Depression, when American banking was in shambles. Left free to speculate in the 1920’s, banks naturally looked where profits seemed highest, and were inevitably drawn into risky propositions. When a few banks failed, depositors nationwide panicked. Runs on banks pushed this country over the brink of financial disaster.”
Is Weill using his Citigroup perks to rehabilitate his image from economy crasher to statesmanlike philanthropist to benefit his Weill Family foundation? Even more troubling—is there a conflict of interest?
March 7 provides yet another example of crime at this agency, this time illustrated by one Roy Bailey, “a former top immigration official in Detroit whose “outrageous conduct” involved taking free meals, landscaping services and casino chips in return for official favors.”
He claimed that my “article served no other functional purpose other than to tarnish the honorable reputation of our employees and associate the entire USCIS workforce with criminals.” He also claimed that my article was full of “errors” and “inaccuracies,” however he did not cite the errors, or the alleged “inaccuracies.”
“And I believe we would be wise to reconsider the effectiveness and cost of a wall along our southern border, which has adversely affected the fragile environment and vibrant cross-border culture of an entire region. Such a wall stands as a symbol of fear and intolerance. This is not what America is about and we can do better.”
Tasked to protect national security by keeping terrorists out, the USCIS’s responsibilities include granting visas, residency, and citizenship to law abiding foreign-born workers while balancing economic needs, and honouring America’s tradition as a nation of immigrants. But the USCIS’s checkered history is stained with bribery indictments.
The Obama-Biden definition of “change” is to bring the unsuccessful Bush polices and pre-condition demands with them to Iran. Also, their policy fails to address Iran’s October pre-conditions for talks with America.