A senior Palestinian intelligence official said that based on meetings with American diplomats he “understood” the U.S. plans to target Iran’s suspected nuclear installations in two to three months if negotiations with Tehran don’t generate a major breakthrough. The official, speaking to WND yesterday on condition of anonymity, said according to what he “understood,” the U.S. will “pay” for Arab support for a U.S. strike against Iran by creating a temporary Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and most of the West Bank by next summer.
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“I was conservative yesterday, I’m a conservative today, and I will be a conservative tomorrow,” declared Fred Thompson to the Conservative Party of New York, billing himself as the “consistent conservative” in the GOP race – in contrast to ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani.In his defense, Rudy cites George Will as calling his eight years in office in the Big Apple the most conservative city government in 50 years.
And, truth be told, Thompson was reliably conservative in his Senate years. But so, too, has John McCain been, and Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo. Hunter, however, splits with Thompson and McCain on trade. Paul disagrees with all six of them on the war. And Tancredo assails McCain for backing Bush’s amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens.
Will the real conservative please stand up? Or perhaps we should recall John 14:2, “In my father’s house there are many mansions.”
What does it mean to be a conservative – in 2007?
A Giuliani presidency would represent the return and final triumph of the Republicanism that conservatives went into politics to purge from power. A Giuliani presidency would represent repudiation by the party of the moral, social and cultural content that, with anti-communism, once separated it from liberal Democrats and defined it as an institution.
Rudy offers the right the ultimate Faustian bargain: retention of power at the price of one’s soul.
“Just give Vicente Fox a microphone,” Corsi told WND. “That’s the best way to bring the SPP out of the shadows and expose the real conspirators, George Bush and Vicente Fox, not those of us who are pointing to government websites and asking questions.
Corsi pointed out that at the third annual Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting in August, Bush told a Fox News reporter that anyone who thought the SPP could evolve into a North American Union was a conspiracy theorist.
“Now what’s Bush going to say?” Corsi asked. “Vicente Fox has spilled the beans, admitting he was the chief conspirator in the plan to bring the North American Union into reality.”
As WND reported last week, Fox admitted on CNN’s “Larry King Live” show that he and Bush had a plan to extend NAFTA to the tip of South America through the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA.
Responding to a question from a CNN viewer, Fox told King he and Bush planned to evolve the Western Hemisphere free trade agreements into a regional currency.
According to a transcript posted on the CNN website, King asked Fox, “It’s going to be like the euro dollar, you mean?”
Fox responded: “Well, that would be long, long term. I think the processes to go, first step into is trading agreement. And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA.”
Time to bring the Greenback Party back.
“The Prime Minister of Canada and his cabinet in both Liberal and Conservative regimes support the unification of North America as witnessed by the fact of [former Prime Minister] Paul Martin and [current Prime Minister] Stephen Harper being signatories to the SPP process,” said Connie Fogal, leader of the Canadian Action Party.
“A decision about the restructuring of Canada into an integrated North America is not a decision for parliament, but for the citizens of Canada,” Fogal says. “What every Parliamentarian should do is call for a no confidence vote on this issue to cease unification of Canada, the USA and Mexico, and then run a campaign on the life of Canada not its death.”
“So far, only 30 CEOs from North America’s richest corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Bank of Nova Scotia, Chevron, Power Corporation and Merck, have had any meaningful input,” a news release on Barlow’s website proclaims. “Only they have been invited to annual closed-door meetings of SPP leaders and ministers, such as the one that took place in Montebello, Quebec, in August.”
As WND previously reported, the North American Competitiveness Council, or NACC, dominated the SPP closed-door meetings with the SPP trilateral working groups, the trilateral cabinet members in attendance and President Bush, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon, and Harper at the third annual SPP summit in Montebello, Quebec, on Aug. 20-21.
WND has also reported the NACC is a shadowy council of 30 top North American multinational corporations self-appointed by the Chambers of Commerce in each of the three countries to constitute the sole outside advisory to the SPP.
The 30 companies composing the NACC are listed on a memo posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website.
In the United States, the companies on the NACC are:
- Campbell Soup Company
- Chevron Corporation
- Ford Motor Corporation
- FedEx Corporation
- General Electric Company
- General Motors Corporation
- Kansas City Southern
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Merck & Co., Inc.
- Mittal Steel USA
- New York Life Insurance Company
- Procter & Gamble
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- Whirlpool Corporation
ONE of the world’s foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize “ridiculous” and the product of “people who don’t understand how the atmosphere works”.
“We’re brainwashing our children,” said Dr Gray, 78, a long-time professor at Colorado State University. “They’re going to the Gore movie [An Inconvenient Truth] and being fed all this. It’s ridiculous.”
Dr Gray, whose annual forecasts of the number of tropical storms and hurricanes are widely publicised, said a natural cycle of ocean water temperatures – related to the amount of salt in ocean water – was responsible for the global warming that he acknowledges has taken place.
“We’ll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realise how foolish it was,” Dr Gray said. “The human impact on the atmosphere is simply too small to have a major effect on global temperatures,” Dr Gray said.
“It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong,” he said. “But they also know that they’d never get any grants if they spoke out. I don’t care about grants.”
To help lift the tax burden from working America’s shoulders, Dr. Paul has recently introduced the Tax Free Tips Act and, if passed, the bill would exempt tips and gratuities from federal payroll taxes.
“Tips often compose a substantial portion of the earnings of waiters, waitresses, and other service-sector employees. However, unlike regular wages, a service-sector employee usually has no guarantee of, or legal right to, a tip. Instead, the amount of a tip usually depends on how well an employee satisfies a client,” stated Dr. Paul from the House floor.
The Texas Congressman criticized the taxation of tips, arguing that the current tax system punishes workers for doing a good job.
It’s about time.