Keyword: 3rdworld

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  • ITALY: African Muslim destroys invaluable historic Statues in 4 Roman Churches, terrorizes Tourists

    10/15/2016 5:21:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    YouTube (two minute video) ^ | October 13, 2016
  • Michigan Restaurant Admits to Recycling Old Chips and Salsa

    08/30/2016 9:30:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2016
    A Mexican restaurant in Michigan is under investigation by local health officials after a former waitress accused the eatery of routinely reserving food to customers. On Aug. 23, Kristie Bowie, who says she is the mother of a 16-year-old former server, posted on Facebook that her daughter had been ordered not to throw away salsa, chips or any food items that appeared untouched, even if they had been previously served to customers.
  • Peru minister: Strong evidence of police death squads

    08/08/2016 3:15:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies ^ | 8/8/16 | ap
    LIMA, Peru – Peru's new interior minister says there is strong evidence that police officers ran death squads in 2011-2015 and prosecutors are investigating. Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio's comments were published in a newspaper interview confirmed by his press office. He took office July 28. The newspaper La Republica first published the allegations four days earlier. Peruvian news outlets say more than 90 police officers ranking as high as colonel are alleged to have been involved.
  • Iowa Democratic party altered precinct's caucus results during chaotic night

    02/06/2016 4:11:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/05/16 | Ben Jacobs
    In the Iowa Democratic party's chaotic attempt to report caucus results on Monday night, the results in at least one precinct were unilaterally changed by the party as it attempted to deal with the culmination of a rushed and imperfect process overseeing the first-in-the-nation nominating contest. In Grinnell Ward 1, the precinct where elite liberal arts college Grinnell College is located, 19 delegates were awarded to Bernie Sanders and seven were awarded to Hillary Clinton on caucus night. However, the Iowa Democratic party decided to shift one delegate from Sanders to Clinton on the night and did not notify precinct...
  • Violent S.C. classroom arrest sparks uproar

    10/27/2015 6:27:39 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/2015 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor. The video has since gone viral. The incident, captured on cellphones of at least two students, occurred at Spring Valley High School in Columbia. School officials and sheriff's deputies said they are investigating what happened. Deputy Ben Fields has been placed on administrative duties as authorities investigate his handling of the female student, Lt. Wilson said. The video shows Fields asking a girl to rise from a classroom desk. Another...
  • Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

    10/01/2014 4:07:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 1, 2014 | Lisa Maria Garza
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. "His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition. The hospital cited the man's privacy as the reason...
  • Dallas parents fearing Ebola remove children from school

    10/01/2014 4:26:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 10/01/14
    “This morning, we were made aware that one of our students may have had contact with an individual who was recently diagnosed with the Ebola virus. "
  • Restaurant Worker Prepares Shawarma With His Feet

    06/30/2014 11:00:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    A worker was caught on camera preparing shawarma with his feet, prompting public calls on Saudi authorities to punish the restaurant. But officials later denied the restaurant is based in the Gulf Kingdom and said it could be in Turkey. A picture showing the worker squeezing the shawarma meat on the bar with his feet with the help of two other workers was published on social networks in the Kingdom. “Social network users called for action against the restaurant and slammed those workers for abusing public health at a time when demand for restaurant food surges during Ramadan,” Sada newspaper...
  • The Ship-Breakers Who Tear Apart Dead Cargo Vessels By Hand

    05/06/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT · by dila813 · 16 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | May 6, 2014 | Jordan Kushins
    On the Bangladeshi coast of the Bay of Bengal, past-their-prime oil tankers and cargo vessels are beached on the muddy shore like industrial, open-air graveyards. There, these massive ships are taken apart by men—"ship-breakers"—who toil hand-to-metal for minimal wages on the toxic, exceptionally dangerous sites.
  • They're Not Going To Take It Anymore: New Generation Of Immigrant Advocates Take Radical Approach

    10/17/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 41 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/16/2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch. That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to court, block traffic on Capitol Hill and get arrested, surround Tucson police when they targeted two immigrants during a traffic stop, and chain themselves and block the entrance of a federal detention center. More such actions, they vow, are coming.
  • Seven Countries Sending the Most People to America

    04/03/2013 12:16:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/03/2013
    Roughly 138 million people worldwide, or about 2% of the world’s adult population, want to immigrate to the United States. In China, as many as 19 million adults would like to move to the land of opportunity — the largest number of any country. Based on data provided by Gallup, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the seven countries where the most people want to come to the United States. Not surprisingly, these countries are all among the most populous in the world. All seven are among the 12 largest by population. While the numbers are quite large, given that these countries...
  • Flex Alert

    08/10/2012 9:04:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | August 10, 2012 7:27 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — A statewide Flex alert, asking Californians to conserve power, has been issued for the weekend in the midst of a brutal heat wave. The Flex Alert was issued by CAL ISO after energy demands reached 5663 megawatts Wednesday. The alert will go into effect Friday at 9 a.m. and last through 6 p.m. Sunday. According to the LADWP, its all-time energy demand record was 6177 megawatts on Sept. 29, 2010. Thursday’s energy demand was expected to approach 6000 megawatts. Energy demand is expect to be highest throughout the weekend, and residents are being asked to cut...
  • Illegal Immigrants Disrupt North Carolina General Assembly Hearing

    03/04/2012 10:42:08 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Ytube ^ | March 1, 2012 | Moonshinner_09
    Wearing bright orange t-shirts with “undocumented and unafraid” printed on the front, three Mexican illegals, disrupted legislative hearings in North Carolina this Wednesday by yelling at House lawmakers for what they felt were anti-immigration stances. They were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, but proving their t-shirt slogans to be true true, Cynthia Lizabeth Martinez, 21, and Estephania Lizbeth Mijangos-Lopez, 20, were released from jail after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency determined that they didn’t meet "priority criteria," according to an official statement. The third protester, Uriel Alberto, 24, remains in custody because he has a criminal record
  • IHOP Gunman Identified as Local Man, Eduardo Sencion

    09/06/2011 3:38:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 88 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9-6-11 | KOLOTV
    Authorities have identified the gunman in Tuesday morning massacre at the Carson City IHOP as local man, Eduardo Sencion. Three people have died, five have been identified as National Guards personnel. Sencion, 32, died soon after the massacre from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to officials 11 people total have been treated for gunshot wounds. The gunman worked in Carson City and lived in Lake Tahoe.
  • The Globalization of South Los Angeles (Black Poverty has been replaced by Hispanic Poverty)

    05/19/2011 6:58:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/19/2011 | Tim Stanley
    My driving instructor used to be a member of a South L.A. gang, but business dried up in the 1990s, and he was forced to get a job instead. He’s about five feet tall, but everyone calls him “Big.” “It was pretty sweet round here in the Nineties,” Big tells me as we navigate the barren streets between the Westside and South Central. That was what he calls the “golden age” of the Crips and the Bloods. Both African-American gangs are still strong, but they’ve lost a lot of their clout. “They were tough bastards, but they were our bastards,”...
  • US Will Be the World's Third Largest Economy: Citi

    02/25/2011 7:04:28 AM PST · by null and void · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:19 AM ET | Patrick Allen
    The world is going to become richer and richer as developing economies play catch up over the coming years, according to Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup. "We expect strong growth in the world economy until 2050, with average real GDP growth rates of 4.6 percent per annum until 2030 and 3.8 percent per annum between 2030 and 2050," Buiter wrote in a market research. "As a result, world GDP should rise in real PPP-adjusted terms from $72 trillion in 2010 to $380 trillion dollars in 2050," he wrote. As the world watches oil prices rise sharply amid unrest in...
  • Blackouts a Texas-sized embarrassment

    02/06/2011 10:18:30 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 153 replies ^ | February 4, 2011 |
    Forget all the concern about al Qaeda terrorists using explosions to take out our power grid or foreign hackers disabling it from afar - in Texas a cold front can apparently do the job. As the lights flickered and went dark across Texas on Wednesday in response to a state-mandated rolling blackout plan, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst was clearly irritated. He wasn't the only one. "This should not happen," Dewhurst told reporters on Wednesday. Dewhurst said that cold weather knocked 50 of the 550 power plants in Texas offline. That, coupled with increased demand, turned out the lights. "Lack of...
  • Mexico celebrates 200th birthday

    09/16/2010 2:40:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 16 Sep 2010
    Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans have taken to the streets of major cities to celebrate 200 years since the start of the independence war against Spain, the former colonial power. Planes painted the sky with the national colours of green, white and red as thousands of Mexico City residents watched a huge parade on Wednesday. Felipe Calderon, the president, capped the evening by ringing the original independence bell from a balcony in the Zocalo square and delivering "El Grito," patterned on founding father Miguel Hidalgo's 1810 call to arms against Spain. "Long live independence. Love live the bicentennial ... Long...
  • Food Crisis Doomsday Scenario As Prices To Shoot Through The Roof

    08/31/2010 11:49:11 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 8-31-2010 | Pravda
    Food Crisis Doomsday Scenario As Prices To Shoot Through The Roof Politics / Food Crisis Aug 31, 2010 - 08:52 AM By: Pravda The worst weather on record coupled with the practice of speculation in the commodities markets are set to send food prices skyrocketing, bringing misery and starvation to large swathes of the world’s population. Are we set to see food riots this winter? In the USA, Walmart has already announced a price hike of 5.8% on average for a 31-item basic basket for this Autumn. The long-term rise, however, is far more frightening, with the UNO predicting an...
  • The Third World: Destitute, Squalid, and Violent by Choice

    02/08/2010 1:13:06 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 30 replies · 876+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 2/07/10 | Bill Levinson
    "Culture matters. Race doesn't."The Third World is well known for voting against Israel in the United Nations General Assembly, and it is time to discuss the previously unmentioned elephant in the living room. These countries resent people of Euro-American background, and Jews in particular, because they remind them of the cultural inferiority that relegates their people to short lives of disease, poverty, violence, and abject squalor. Although no civilized person would say, as Pat Robertson did, that Haitians did "something" to deserve a catastrophic earthquake, Lawrence Harrison's "Haiti and the Voodoo Curse" shows what Haitian culture has done to make...
  • Obama adviser: Amnesty to ensure 'progressive' rule

    02/02/2010 5:53:46 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 39 replies · 1,060+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/2/10 | Aaron Klein
    Granting citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants would expand the "progressive" electorate and help ensure a "progressive" governing coalition for the long term, declared a recent adviser to President Obama whose union group is among the most frequent visitors to the White House.
  • In Mexico, an Unusual Flu Season Was a Sign of Something Ominous

    05/03/2009 8:53:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 813+ views
    WP ^ | 05/03/09 | Joshua Partlow and William Booth
    In Mexico, an Unusual Flu Season Was a Sign of Something Ominous By Joshua Partlow and William Booth Washington Post Foreign Service Sunday, May 3, 2009 MEXICO CITY, May 2 -- For seven tense days, the nation's top epidemiologist, Miguel Ángel Lezana, waited for the answer to a deadly mystery. When the news finally came April 23, it was as bad as he had feared. That afternoon, Lezana learned in a conference call with his counterparts in the United States and Canada that 26 of the roughly 50 saliva swabs and lung samples sent to Winnipeg, Manitoba, had tested positive...
  • In pictures: Swine flu in Mexico City

    04/27/2009 8:35:11 AM PDT · by traumer · 22 replies · 2,474+ views
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  • Canada on alert after respiratory illnesses reported in Mexico

    04/22/2009 7:38:21 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 59 replies · 2,684+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | April 22, 2009 | Canwest News Service
    OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada has told quarantine services to be on alert for travellers returning from Mexico after a number of severe respiratory illnesses (SRI) were reported in some regions of the country.
  • US Should Look To Cuba

    03/04/2009 7:54:42 AM PST · by curth · 8 replies · 265+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Wednesday, March 04, 2009 | Rochelle Wolf
    ifty years ago, a young lawyer, Fidel Castro, promised to bring change to Cuba. His accomplishments are less than the problems he created. Cubans joke about the three successes of the Revolution: healthcare, education and sports, the three failures being breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ten presidents ago, the United States initiated a policy that was supposed to eliminate Fidel Castro. The embargo on travel and trade has not succeeded, but the effects of age and disease have caused Fidel to resign. Raul Castro is less rigid than Fidel, but not much has changed for the Cubans in Cuba. What has...
  • New testing discloses a deadly danger is in Bexar [Chagas in Texas]

    02/15/2009 10:07:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies · 1,554+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/15/2009 | Don Finley
    For a disease that begins with a bite from the deceptively sweet-sounding kissing bug, Chagas disease is a major killer in some parts of the world. The bug deposits a parasite that can lurk silently in the body for decades before causing the heart to enlarge — and sometimes the colon or esophagus as well. Chagas, which afflicts millions in Latin America, was long thought to be largely confined there. But a recently approved test to screen blood donors has identified hundreds of cases across the United States — including eight in Bexar County. The sudden appearance of these cases...
  • Dubai in Deep Doo-Doo; Raw Sewage Everywhere

    01/29/2009 10:10:48 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 35 replies · 1,437+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 29 January 2009 | EC
    “The stench was unbearable and the water was a muddy brown. There was toilet paper in the sand,” The most prestigious stretch of beachfront in that new and sparkling playground for the rich and famous, Dubai, is so filthy that people are advised to stay off it entirely.
  • Deal to sell daughter for beer, cash part of Mexican culture [Barf Alert]

    01/14/2009 7:25:23 AM PST · by indcons · 65 replies · 1,796+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | LARRY PARSONS
    The story of the Greenfield man who allegedly sold his 14-year-old daughter to a young suitor for cash and beer went worldwide, and the police chief who ordered the arrest said Tuesday the incident arose from a clash of cultures. The social mores in parts of rural Mexico, where arranged marriages are common for young girls, ran head-on into California law designed to protect juveniles from sexual predators. "It's kind of a clash of two different cultures, but I have to uphold the local law," Greenfield Police Chief Joe Grebmeier said. The case involves a father, Marcelino DeJesus Martinez, 36,...
  • Growing Number Of U.S. Urban Residents Turn To Chicken As Household Pets

    01/02/2009 11:26:02 AM PST · by george76 · 67 replies · 1,453+ views
    AHN ^ | January 2, 2009
    While thousands of dogs and cats are being given up by pet owners across the U.S. as times become harder, chickens are gaining popularity as household pets... The rising popularity of the feathered creature is due to the chicken's ability to provide eggs, pest control, fertilizer and eventually meat. To address zoning regulations, homeowners are working to amend local laws ... Some cities like New York, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle already allow chicken to be raised by urban residents
  • Registration fraud creates a potential "nightmare" election, McCain campaign says

    10/15/2008 7:42:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 46 replies · 1,065+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 10/14/2008 | Stephen Koff
    Washington -- Two prominent former U.S. senators who support John McCain warned this morning of "a potential nightmare" on Election Day and afterward if measures aren't taken to monitor precincts in battleground states including Ohio. John Danforth, a former senator from Missouri and a former United Nations ambassador, said he is deeply concerned "that this election night and the days that follow will be a rerun of 2000, and even worse than 2000." It could be worse than the hanging chad controversy and recounts in Florida, and lead to political accusations and court fights that could delay the country from...
  • Edgerly to stay on job until end of July (Oakland CA Corruption)

    06/25/2008 3:12:00 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies · 344+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | 06/24/2008 | Kelly Rayburn
    OAKLAND — Mayor Ron Dellums announced Tuesday that City Administrator Deborah Edgerly will be allowed to stay at her post until July 31, even as she faces increasing criticism for possibly interfering with a police investigation. Dellums and Edgerly said that under a months-old agreement, Edgerly will retire July 31. Dellums said Edgerly's retirement has nothing to do with recent allegations that she intervened on behalf of a nephew, William Lovan, 27, in the police department's ongoing investigation of the Acorn gang of West Oakland. "What's important is that this is about the announcement of a decision that was made...
  • Detroit Mayor Vetoes Resolution to Impeach Him

    05/28/2008 5:58:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 596+ views
    Detroit Mayor Vetoes Resolution to Impeach Him Wednesday, May 28, 2008 DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has vetoed the City Council's resolution asking Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to remove him from office.
  • Poor records plague Bush AIDS effort

    12/26/2006 1:15:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies · 619+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue Dec 26, 1:04 PM ET | RITA BEAMISH,
    WASHINGTON - President Bush's ambitious AIDS-fighting program in poor countries has pushed so hard for fast results that basic record keeping and accountability often went by the wayside, making it hard to judge the true success, according to government audits and officials. Investigators found the three-year-old, $15-billion program has overcounted and undercounted thousands patients it helped or was unable to verify claims of success by local groups that took U.S. money to prevent the spread of disease or care for AIDS victims and their children. The Bush administration says it has worked to fix the problems that were found in...
  • Myth Debunked: Latin Conservative Tidal Wave Is Not Coming

    07/24/2006 6:36:23 AM PDT · by Tancred · 156 replies · 2,608+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2006 | Heather MacDonald
    The myth of the redemptive Hispanic is finally cracking. For years, conservative open-borders advocates have touted Hispanic “family values” as a prime reason to increase immigration. Hispanic immigrants, these conservatives say, will save America from itself. At a time when Anglo and black families are disintegrating, when society is becoming increasingly atomized and alienated, Hispanics will bring the traditional values that the country so desperately needs. In a classic iteration of the theme, Larry Kudlow wrote on NRO last May that Hispanic immigrants would “become a much-needed churchgoing blue-collar middle class . . . that is crucial to a healthy...
  • Pulling a trigger changed 2 forever ("race and politics")

    06/25/2006 8:40:49 AM PDT · by E Rocc · 22 replies · 1,166+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 25, 2006 | Regina Brett
    It was kill or be killed. Boom. Boom. Officer John Timothy Franko wanted to live, to come home to his wife, his 3-year-old daughter, his son, who was only 4 months old. Franko was 25 years old. He had been an Independence cop for only six months. That Oct. 17, 1975, he had stopped a hit-skip suspect in a crowded Perkins Pancake House. The man drew a gun and smashed it into Franko's forehead. As blood ran down his face, Franko fired two shots. Officers took his gun and badge and drove him home. He broke the news to his...
  • Boston reports first measles outbreak in 7 years

    05/26/2006 6:11:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 634+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 25, 2006 | Belinda Yu
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston health officials worked on Thursday to contain the city's first outbreak of measles in seven years after four people in a downtown office tower were diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. The Boston Public Health Commission opened a second emergency health clinic at the 60-story John Hancock Tower after it became known that hundreds of workers may be at risk of developing measles. Measles was long considered a normal childhood disease, but the virus can cause severe complications in otherwise healthy children and adults, including sometimes fatal encephalitis, pneumonia and diarrhea. The four who were diagnosed...
  • The 'developing' world

    05/22/2006 6:36:02 AM PDT · by qlangley · 2 replies · 66+ views ^ | 22 May 2006 | Quentin Langley
    It is time to dump the phrase 'developing world'. 'Developing' is a misnomer, given that many countries are not developing at all, but remaining economically static. A few are falling backwards. The previous phrase 'third world' is also pretty useless, since the 'second' (communist) world imploded. I propose a new terminology: globalised, globalising and non-globalised. I recognise that there are many countries that would be difficult to classify - but that is a problem with all such terminology. The 'globalised world' refers to successful capitalist economies, engaged with international trade. The 'globalising world' refers to those less successful economies, which...
  • Two Mexican Police Officials Decapitated

    04/20/2006 4:46:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies · 2,719+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2006 | NATALIA PARRA
    ACAPULCO- The decapitated heads of two police officials were found early Thursday dumped in front of a government building in this Pacific coast resort... The heads of police commander Mario Nunez Magana and officer Jesus Alberto Ibarra were found at the same site where four drug traffickers died during a shootout with law enforcement. The heads of the two -- who were involved in the Jan. 27 shootout -- were accompanied by sign that warned, "So that you learn to respect." They were discovered about 3 a.m. in front of the city's Finance Department -- just over a mile from...
  • Majority of NOLA Residents Approve of Mayor's Response to Katrina

    03/01/2006 6:29:53 AM PST · by Ellesu · 61 replies · 1,034+ views ^ | 03/01/06 | Joseph Carrol
    Blacks much more likely than whites to approve of job done by local leaders: PRINCETON, NJ -- A majority of current New Orleans residents say they approve of the job mayor Ray Nagin did in responding to the effects of Hurricane Katrina, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. Residents also have a positive view of how the city's police handled the situation, but are much more critical of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, President George W. Bush, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Most residents are not offended by Nagin's recent statement that New Orleans should be rebuilt as...
  • Council Members Urge Calm Over 'Tookie' Williams Decisions

    12/09/2005 3:38:26 PM PST · by Main Street · 85 replies · 1,627+ views
    NBC4.TV ^ | December 9, 2005 | NBC4.TV
    LOS ANGELES -- Four Los Angeles City Council members called for calm Friday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger considers whether to grant clemency to Crips co-founder and death row inmate Stanley "Tookie" Williams. Images: Hearing | Images: Exhibits Displayed Images: Rallies | Video: Defense Urges Clemency With less than four days to go before Williams' scheduled Tuesday execution, sporadic-yet-credible threats of civil unrest have prompted the council members and representatives from the city and county human relations commissions to ask religious leaders to emphasize a message of peace during weekend services. "We picked up information that led us to believe that...
  • Crowd turns ugly in close call for Hub cop

    09/05/2005 2:32:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 626+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2005 | By Brian Ballou
    A lone cop trying to cuff a man firing bullets into the night sky in Roxbury early yesterday was confronted by nearly 200 frenzied, bottle-throwing, cursing youths. By the end of the tense incident, eight people, including six teens, were arrested. According to police, the officer walked into the crowd standing near Lawrence Avenue and Mascoma Street at 1:22 a.m. He watched Luis Rivera, 23, of Roxbury stand in the middle of the intersection, point a gun toward the sky, and squeeze off one round. The cop began to approach Rivera, who apparently did not realize that a uniformed officer...
  • ILLEGAL ENTRANTS' RESIDUE Trash woes piling up

    08/24/2005 6:19:06 AM PDT · by Borax Queen · 44 replies · 826+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 08.24.2005 | Tony Davis
    Splayed in the desert just south of I-10 along Rita Road is an unruly collection of backpacks, flannel shirts, coats, water bottles, soft-drink cans, pill packages, toothbrushes and toilet paper rolls. Shredded black plastic trash bags are stripped across ocotillo and creosote bushes. Illegal entrants dumped this trash, Pima County officials say. Now the county wants help to clean it up along with at least five other such dumps near Tucson. The county Department of Environmental Quality has asked the state government and a tribe with casino money, the Gila River Indian Community, for $40,000 grants. The money, to which...
  • Kyoto heat waves hammer the poor

    05/12/2005 9:25:58 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 548+ views
    CFP ^ | May 12, 2005 | Paul Driessen
    Global warming "solutions" would devastate poor people and countries Recent articles about global warming in ultra "progressive" Mother Jones magazine reflect a meltdown in fundamental principles of science, economics, ethics and democracy. The Earth has warmed slightly since the Little Ice Age ended 150 years ago, and humans today are no doubt exerting some influence on our climate. But aside from computer-generated worst-case scenarios about temperatures, storms, melting Arctic icecaps and rising sea levels, there is little to support theories of calamitous global climate change. Models and clamorous claims of climate catastrophe are not evidence, especially when satellite and weather...
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • People at the top have decided the US will invite in the Third World - the question is, Why?

    05/06/2005 10:52:33 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 59 replies · 737+ views
    The question that won't go away is, why has a decision been made -- and it clearly has been made -- that the US will not restrict the entry of illegal immigrants? Bush and the other political leaders - of both parties - pay no more than lip service to border control. Meanwhile, the borders remain uncontrolled - obviously by design, because specific strategies for control (such as more funding for border agents) are rejected. Als, Bush reportedly is moving to make illegals eligible to receive Social Security payments. A decision to invite more illegal immigrants in has been made....

    05/04/2005 10:53:04 AM PDT · by Quix · 148 replies · 1,281+ views
    "CHRISTIANITY EXPLODING Worldwide" "THIRD WORLD sending MISSIONARIES" [from 'WorldNetDaily'- ] Christianity taking over planet? New book makes case it's fastest growing faith on Earth. [-April 28, 2005 © 2005 ] What is the fastest-growing religion on Earth? Most news reports suggest it is Islam. But a new book makes a compelling case it is a new, or, perhaps, old form of biblically inspired evangelical Christianity that is sweeping through places like China, Africa, India and Southeast Asia. In "Megashift," author Jim Rutz coins a new phrase to define this fast-growing segment of the population. He calls them "core...
  • Developing states 'hooked on aid' (SCROUNGER ALERT)

    09/25/2002 10:38:10 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 222+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 26, 2002 | David Schepp
    An evaluation of lending programmes has concluded that many countries have become stubbornly reliant on aid from international lending bodies. No kidding? Did they only just notice that they've been dumping cash on the likes of Ethiopia for years? - Ivan The report, produced by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), also found that prolonged use of IMF initiatives has expanded considerably over the past two decades. It beats working, apparently - Ivan "Prolonged use is a large, growing and persisting issue," said David Goldsbrough, IEO deputy director. Oh be honest. There are a lot...