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  • Obama science czar Holdren called for forced abortions

    07/11/2009 6:56:20 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies · 1,495+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 11, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    The man President Obama has chosen to be his science czar once advocated a shocking approach to the "population crisis" feared by scientists at the time: namely, compulsory abortions in the U.S. and a "Planetary Regime" with the power to enforce human reproduction restrictions. "There exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated," wrote Obama appointee John Holdren, as reported by FrontPage Magazine. "It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society." Holdren's comments, made...
  • In OUR Hands - from 1950

    07/11/2009 6:53:22 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 7 replies · 607+ views
    Internet Archive Search ^ | 1950 | Wilding Picture Productions
    In Our Hands, Part 1: How We Got What We Have - Wilding Picture Productions, Inc. How economic progress comes from the accumulation of privately owned tools of production; demonstrates the need for tools by showing a young couple with their infant child in a wilderness with nothing but natural resources and their hands. Keywords: Cold War; Free enterprise; Anti-communism In Our Hands, Part 2: What We Have - Wilding Picture Productions, Inc. Strengths of the American free enterprise system and how it meets the needs of its citizens. Keywords: Cold War; Economics In Our Hands, Part 3: How To...
  • Fees no deterrent to Starlight music fans

    07/11/2009 6:52:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Saturday, July 11, 2009. | CRAIG CURRIER
    PALMDALE - City officials say the poor economy might, ironically, help attendance at this year's Starlight Concert Series, even as they charge an admission fee for the first time in the event's history. The $5 gate fee, instituted beginning tonight for "American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington at 8 p.m., is expected to help mitigate the cost of the series. "It's cheaper than going to a movie and it's great entertainment," Mlynar said. Tickets for Covington's show went on sale July 6 and will be available again beginning at 2 p.m. today at the Palmdale Amphitheater at Marie Kerr Park, 2723...
  • On the Palin Issue; A Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation ("SLAPP")

    07/11/2009 6:50:47 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 12 replies · 1,246+ views
    A Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation ("SLAPP") is a lawsuit that is intended to intimidate and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. Winning the lawsuit is not necessarily the intent of the person filing the SLAPP. The plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. A SLAPP may also intimidate others from participating in the debate.
  • Five House races to look at.

    07/11/2009 6:45:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 1,149+ views
    Red State ^ | July 11, 2009
    Cory Gardner (CO-04). State legislator. One of three candidates for this R+6 seat. The seat is currently held by Betsy Markey, who not only voted for Cap and Trade; she pretended that she had read it. Gardner is a Tea Party participant, and doing very well in fundraising. Donate here. Charles Djou (HI-01). City Councilman, Army Reservist. Candidate for this D+11 seat. Neil Abercrombie is not seeking re-election, as he is planning to run for Governor of Hawaii: the lack of an incumbent and the general reaction to Djou has this race on a lot of dark horse lists. Everything...
  • Sen. Demint compares Hitler and Obama ( Must see )

    07/11/2009 6:44:56 PM PDT · by sushiman · 14 replies · 1,036+ views
    ATLAH ^ | 7/11/09 | Rev. James David Manning
    Please watch and enjoy this video .
  • See the Scoop on RFID tags that Mythbusters Couldn't Show!

    07/11/2009 6:42:27 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 9 replies · 1,182+ views
    BBTV Online video via YouTube.com ^ | April 9, 2008 | BBTV Video
    A number of credit card companies now issue credit cards with embedded RFIDs (radio frequency ID tags), with promises of enhanced security and speedy transactions. But on today's episode of Boing ...
  • Why We’ll Leave L.A.

    07/11/2009 6:40:10 PM PDT · by coachep95 · 9 replies · 1,027+ views
    One more reason Los Angeles and California are the Banana Republic of the West.
  • San Francisco board wants to ban cat de-clawing in the city

    07/11/2009 6:30:58 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies · 1,212+ views
    mercurynews ^ | 07/11/2009
    An animal welfare advisory board to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is recommending the city ban the veterinary practice of de-clawing cats, except in cases of medical necessity. The San Francisco Commission of Animal Control and Welfare voted 5-1 Thursday in support of a ban, arguing the practice is cruel and often done simply for cosmetic purposes or to prevent pets from clawing furniture, Commission Chair Sally Stephens said. Stephens said the procedure involves amputating the last bone in a cat's paw and, though doctors use anesthetic, some cats can suffer long-term pain and behavioral changes, such as refusing...
  • Foul play Suspected in (Arturo) Gatti's Death

    07/11/2009 6:26:53 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 1,262+ views
    espn.com ^ | July 11, 2009, 8:59 PM ET | staff
    SAO PAULO -- Former boxing champion Arturo Gatti, one of the most exciting fighters of his generation, was found dead in a hotel room in the posh seaside resort of Porto de Galihnas early Saturday. Police investigator Edilson Alves told The Associated Press that the body of the former junior welterweight champ was discovered in his hotel room at the tourist resort, where Gatti had arrived on Friday with his Brazilian wife Amanda and 1-year-old son. Alves said police were investigating and it was unclear how the 37-year-old Canadian died. Foul play is suspected in the death, the CBC reported.
  • Will China Take Neverland?

    07/11/2009 6:18:49 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies · 566+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 7/11/09 | reasonmclucus
    China has taken jobs and even the Hummer from the United States. Tom Qian of Shanghai Daily reports that Qiu Xuefan, vice director of Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce, has announced plans to construct a smaller version of Neverland at Xianghua Town of Chongming County, which is about an hour drive from downtown Shanghai. The project which will cover 667,000 square meters is expected to cost 100 million yuan (US$14.6 million) and be completed in a year. Meanwhile Gerald Posner of the Daily Beast reports that a senior executive of Colony Capital which controls the original Neverland states that it will...
  • VIDEO: Log Cabin Republicans Mock Military, Corrupt Children at Chicago ‘Gay Pride’ Parade

    07/11/2009 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 64 replies · 2,931+ views
    http://americansfortruth.com ^ | July 7th, 2009 | americansfortruth.com
    Are these the values that will draw voters to the GOP? WARNING: Crude language, inappropriate for children
  • A nation 'under God'? Consider it

    07/11/2009 6:08:12 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies · 695+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 6/30/2009 | Doris Schroeder
    As the birthday of our country draws near and we get ready to celebrate the independence we have enjoyed for 233 years, it is crucial we examine what we have had. Do we want to keep these freedoms or are we willing to let them slide out of existence? President Reagan once remarked, "If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." Does that ring a bell? It is high time we make up our minds as we review this paragraph in the Declaration of Independence that was signed July...
  • Mayan 'apocalypse' crop circle appears at Silbury Hill

    07/11/2009 6:05:15 PM PDT · by dennisw · 54 replies · 3,660+ views
    telegraph ^ | 08 Jul 2009
    A 350ft crop circle of an ancient Mayan symbol, said to be a sign of an impending apocalypse, has appeared next to Silbury Hill in Wiltshire. The giant pattern - thought to represent a traditional Mayan head-dress - appeared next to the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe last week. Members of the crop circle community believe the mystic symbol is a signal of the end of the 5,126-year Mayan 'Long Count' calendar on December 21, 2012. Karen Alexander, a crop circle enthusiast, said: "This is one of the most interesting crop circles I have ever seen. It is definitely...
  • Mythbusters show not allowed to do anything on RFID

    07/11/2009 6:03:57 PM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 66 replies · 4,781+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | Adam Savage Mythbusters
    Mythbusters guys not allowed to demonstrate what the RFID chips are doing.
  • AP sources: Cheney told CIA not to discuss program

    07/11/2009 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 30 replies · 1,997+ views
    AP ^ | 11 July 2009 | Pamela Hess
    AP sources: Cheney told CIA not to discuss program By PAMELA HESS – 23 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney directed the CIA eight years ago not to inform Congress about a nascent counterterrorism program that CIA Director Leon Panetta terminated in June, officials with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday. Subsequent CIA directors did not inform Congress because the intelligence-gathering effort had not developed to the point that they believed merited a congressional briefing, said a former intelligence official and another government official familiar with Panetta's June 24 briefing to the House and Senate...
  • Need Wrinkle Advice from FReeper Sisters

    07/11/2009 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Marie · 199 replies · 3,878+ views
    me | July, 11, 2009 | me
    OK FReeperettes, I need some help. It’s finally happened, just as I knew it would… my face is starting to show my age. Quickly. I knew it would happen just like this. Every woman ages the same in my mother’s family and apparently, I’m no exception. They get seriously carded, their husbands get flack for being with a teenager, nobody believes their teenagers belong to the - until about 40. Then BOOM! Their faces crater. They go from easily passing for 21 to looking 45 within a few months and it all happens around 40. Doesn’t matter if they smoke...
  • Wanted: Late Colombian drug lord's escaped hippos

    07/11/2009 5:54:52 PM PDT · by decimon · 3 replies · 355+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2009 | Unknown
    One fugitive hippo down, two to go. Colombian bounty hunters with orders to kill are seeking the two remaining hippopotamuses that escaped from the famous menagerie of fallen Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar.
  • 450 pit bulls seized in raids face tough odds

    07/11/2009 5:53:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 3,058+ views
    chicagotribune ^ | July 11, 2009
    ST. LOUIS - Many of the 400-plus pit bulls seized in multistate dogfighting raids appear happy in their new digs at a temporary shelter in St. Louis, where one volunteer described them wagging their tails in seeming gratitude for newfound human contact. But animal welfare officials say it may be hard to find the dogs permanent sanctuary. Fair or not, the stigma attached to the American Pit Bull Terrier, coupled with the sheer number of those seized this week in federal raids in at least seven states will hurt their chances of adoption, animal welfare groups say. Unlike the dogs...
  • Seriously? Obama Touts Stimulus 'Successes'

    07/11/2009 5:51:37 PM PDT · by Scott Martin · 24 replies · 779+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 7-11-09 | Scott Martin
    Now all he can tell us is that "unemployment tends to recover more slowly than other measures of economic activity." Yes, in mismanaged economies. Yes, when the engines of industry are being conducted by the likes of FDR, Jimmy Carter and now Barack Obama. The problem is not the economy Obama inherited. The problem is the President's socialist plans which have combined to make a bad situation worse. Obama wants more time. There is nothing we can do to prevent him from doing what he will for the next 18 months. But we can't afford to give him any more...