News Links and Open Thread, updated

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Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy

Left-wing billionaire’s own experts dominate quiet push for ‘a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.’

Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start – and no one seems to have noticed.

On April 8, a group he’s funded with $50 million is holding a major economic conference and Soros’s goal for such an event is to “establish new international rules” and “reform the currency system.” It’s all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for “a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.”

Why Every Kid in America Doesn’t Need to Be Educated

Do we really want all of us to be a bunch of educated people who never do anything useful — like the Obama administration but for the whole country?

Who Are the Libyan Opposition, and  where Are the Libyan Rebel Arms Coming From?

In a quarter century of employment, Obama has been?

Obama’s resume: What job has he ever held that required him to act, make a decision, or stand up for principle?

Satire: CIA’s ‘Facebook’ Program Dramatically Cut Agency’s Costs

A little fun at The Onion

While Libya War Grows, Obama Team Denies It’s a War

“That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.

It’s one thing to say that the U.S. is right to take action against Moammar Gadhafi. It’s quite another to insist that it’s not even a war. And it’s simply dishonest to do so while escalating the war.

But that’s the spin from the Obama White House. While the president travelled through Latin America, his aides told sympathetic audiences in Washington that Operation Odyssey Dawn “is a limited humanitarian intervention, not war,” in the words of White House Mideast troubleshooter Dennis Ross. A letter to Congress notifying lawmakers that Odyssey Dawn was in effect studiously avoided the word “war,” preferring the more anodyne “military efforts” — which are “discrete” and “limited in their nature, duration, and scope.”

NYT Attacks Group Seeking Obama FOIAs

NY Times, “Crossroads GPS, the cash-flush Republican advocacy group, is launching a new initiative and website Thursday, Wikicountability.org, which is designed to crowdsource FOIA files from organizations, individuals and journalists who have sought, and who have received, public information from the Obama administration. Thousands of pages of information from the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services have been uploaded to the site, and Crossroads is encouraging other groups and individuals to upload their own FOIA reports as well.

The site is also designed to spotlight what it suggests is the administration’s poor record of compliance with FOIA — with a special section devoted to unfulfilled FOIA requests.

The launch of Wikicountability.org will reveal:

– The Andy Griffith ad promoting Obamacare last year cost taxpayers $3.66 million – including $404,000 in production – according to records obtained from HHS in a FOIA request earlier this year.

– Labor Secretary Hilda Solis met with union bosses or attended their events on more than 40 separate occasions from February 2009-January 2010.

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156 responses to “News Links and Open Thread, updated

  1. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23519392/ns/politics-decision_08/

    Obama adviser resigns; called Clinton ‘monster’

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