The Clinton/Chinagate Scandel (selling military secrets to China-REAL reason for impeachment) 'A Taiwanese-born American citizen, Chung became intertwined in the Chinagate political and national security scandal in 1994 when he started making donations to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign.
Originally posted by QuestionTheGovernment
Those where actually spacecraft's that hit the moon not a bomb. So your saying they went through all this trouble to build a moon base just to destroy it because India might find it? That really makes sense.
Originally posted by WakeUpAndC
Great thread to start! People keep them coming. I remember one story i read on foxnews about 2 years ago where people where seeing electronic Dragonflies with cameras on them flying around D.C. Any one else remember reading that?
Vanessa Alarcon saw them while working at an antiwar rally in Lafayette Square last month.
"I heard someone say, 'Oh my god, look at those,' " the college senior from New York recalled. "I look up and I'm like, 'What the hell is that?' They looked kind of like dragonflies or little helicopters. But I mean, those are not insects."
Out in the crowd, Bernard Crane saw them, too.
"I'd never seen anything like it in my life," the Washington lawyer said. "They were large for dragonflies. I thought, 'Is that mechanical, or is that alive?' "
Originally posted by SmedleyBurlap
reply to post by monkeySEEmonkeyDO
Do you think that the US might be testing nuclear weapons on the moon, now that it is illegal to test them on Earth?
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal (DDSM) is a United States military award which is presented for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security or defense of the United States. The medal was created on July 9, 1970 by President Richard Nixon in Executive Order 11545. It is the United States's highest non-combat related military award and it is the highest joint service decoration. The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded only while assigned to a joint activity. Normally, such responsibilities deserving of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal are held by the most senior officers such as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chiefs and Vice Chiefs of the Services, and Commanders and Deputy Commanders of the Combatant Commands, the Director of the Joint Staff etc., whose duties bring them frequently into direct contact with the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and other senior government officials. In addition, the DDSM may also be awarded to other service members whose direct and individual contributions to national security or national defense are recognized as being so exceptional in scope and value as to be equivalent to contributions normally associated with positions encompassing broader responsibilities.
The Center calculates that interest groups spent $17.4 million on lobbying for every day Congress was in session in 2008, or $32,523 per legislator per day. Center director Sheila Krumholz says, “The federal government is handing out billions of dollars by the day, and that translates into job security for lobbyists who can help companies and industries get a piece of the payout.”
Health interests spent more on Federal lobbying than any other economic sector. Their $478.5 million guaranteed the crown for the third year, with the finance, insurance, real estate sector a runner up, spending $453.5 million. The pharmaceutical/health products industry contributed $230.9 million, raising their last eleven-year total to over $1.6 billion. The second-biggest spender among industries in 2008 was electric utilities, which spent $156.7 million on lobbying, followed by insurance, which spent $153.2 million, and oil and gas, which paid lobbyists $133.2 million. Pro-Israel groups, food processing companies, and the oil and gas industry increased their lobbying expenditures the most (as a percentage) between 2007 and 2008.
edit on 8-10-2010 by MikeNice81 because: original opening made little sense