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  • ISIS's slaughter of innocent Christians is officially declared a genocide by U.S.(truncated)

    03/17/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    dailmail.co.uk ^ | 03/17/2016 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
    Secretary of State John Kerry formally declared ISIS' slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in Iraq and Syria a genocide this morning, following in the footsteps of Congress and the European Parliament.
  • France to Shut Down 100 to 160 Mosques; War-grade Weapons Found in Some

    02/12/2016 5:25:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 81 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/10/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    George W. Bush and others have often emphasized that Islam is a "religion of peace." Others view Islam as a "religion of the sword," and they include traditionalist-minded Muslims and mosques. This is evident after the French government recently raided Muslim houses of worship in the country and found "one third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year," as Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve put it. The mosques implicated themselves "because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred, or use takfiri speech," Hassan El Alaoui, one of France's chief imams, told Al...
  • Europeans declare war on ‘refugees’ with grenade and vigilante attacks

    01/31/2016 7:40:51 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 1/30/2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    West European governments are beginning to say no to the Muslim invasion, finally recognizing, as Czech president had warned, "It's practically impossible to integrate Muslims into Europe". (See also "Muslim migrants mean rape, violent crimes, social instability & revolution") Both Sweden and Finland are trying to stem the human tidal wave with plans to expel, respectively, 80,000 and 20,000 of 'refugees'. (See DCG's "Waking up: Finland plans to boot out 20,000 refugees") On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, Germany moved to tighten asylum rules so as to more easily deny asylum to migrants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. At the same...
  • Pope Francis’ Synagogue Visit Underscores New Document on Catholic-Jewish Relations

    01/17/2016 10:48:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 66 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 1/16/16 | Edward Pentin
    But giving Nostra Aetate such weight, despite it only being a declaration and not a doctrinal text, has led some to see it as having a revolutionary impact, possibly breaking with nearly two millennia of Church teaching and tradition. Documents from the Councils of Florence 1438-1445 and Trent 1545-1563 seem to radically contradict the current teaching, leading some to believe this not to be a development of doctrine but a corruption of it.
  • What Happens When Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

    08/19/2014 2:28:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/18/2014 | Christopher Mims
    Sometimes, like the moments leading up to when a police officer decides to shoot someone, transparency is an unalloyed good. And especially lately, technology has progressed to a point that it makes this kind of transparency not just possible, but routine. So it is in Rialto, Calif., where an entire police force is wearing so-called body-mounted cameras, no bigger than pagers, that record everything that transpires between officers and citizens. In the first year after the cameras' introduction, the use of force by officers declined 60%, and citizen complaints against police fell 88%. It isn't known how many police departments...
  • This Means War: US To Target Putin's Personal $40 Billion Stash

    04/20/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | tyler durnded
    While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions... the "nonsense" of replacing Russian gas with US gas... the Russian warnings of "interdependence" and "boomerangs"... all reduce the West's arsenal of financial sanctions. But, as The Times of London reports, perhaps the US has found a crucial pain point for Putin - a sanctions regime that would target Putin's personal wealth, which includes a reported $40 billion stashed in Swiss bank accounts. As The...
  • US sends small number of advanced weapons to Syrian rebels

    04/19/2014 10:04:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/19/14 | wsj
    It also follows a reorganization of Western-backed fighters aimed at creating a more effective military force and increasing protection for Christian and other religious minoritiessomething of particular importance to Washington. This shift is seen as a test of whether the U.S. can find a trustworthy rebel partner able to keep sophisticated weapons out of the hands of extremists, Saudi and Syrian opposition figures said. The U.S. has long feared that if it does supply advanced arms, the weapons will wind up with radical groupssome tied to al Qaedawhich have set up bases in opposition-held territory.
  • Syrian opposition fighters obtain US-made anti-tank missiles

    04/17/2014 3:38:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karen DeYoung
    Syria's opposition fighters have been supplied with U.S.-made anti-tank missiles, the first time a major American weapons system has appeared in rebel hands. It is unclear how the rebels obtained the wire-guided missiles, which are capable of penetrating heavy armor and fortifications and are standard in the U.S. military arsenal. The United States has sold them in the past to Turkey, among other countries, and the Pentagon approved the sale of 15,000 of the weapons to Saudi Arabia in December. Both countries aid Syrian opposition groups. U.S. officials declined to discuss the origin of the weapons but did not dispute...
  • Michigan's John Dingell to Retire After Nearly 60 Years in House

    02/24/2014 7:00:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/24/2014 | By ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON Representative John D. Dingell Jr., Democrat of Michigan, the longest serving member of Congress in history, on Monday was expected to announce that he will not seek re-election in 2014, and will leave Congress in 2015. Mr. Dingell, 87, has served in the House for more than 58 years, under 11 presidents.
  • Buddhist mobs spread fear among Myanmar's Muslims

    05/29/2013 11:33:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/29/13 | TODD PITMAN
    LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) It was a terrifying sight: hundreds of angry, armed men on motorcycles advancing up a dusty street with no one to stop them. Shouting at the top of their lungs, clutching machetes and iron pipes and long bamboo poles, they thrust their fists repeatedly into the air. The object of their rage: Myanmar's embattled minority Muslim community. Residents gaping at the spectacle backed away as the Buddhist mob passed. Worried business owners turned away customers and retreated indoors. And three armed soldiers standing in green fatigues on a corner watched quietly, doing nothing despite an emergency...
  • Holy War: London Mosque Firebombed

    05/27/2013 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 5/27/13 | Pat Dollard
    Code of Harry from Showtimes Dexter: The Code of Harry was never actually written down, but was passed down verbally. As a result, its not a verbatim list of rules, but more a general set of learnings and guidelines taught by Harry to Dexter. Dexter has several times cited two rules as the most important rule above all others: 1st Rule of the Code : Never get caught Dont get caught committing a crime, since that would result in imprisonment and may even result in being put to death. Harry, in bringing Dexter to witness an execution, runs through...
  • Harry Reid is Considering Rule Change to Block Filibuster

    05/18/2013 4:14:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Well, Harry Reid is resorting to desperate measures in order to try and regain some power in the Senate. Reports say that he is getting ready to use the so-called nuclear option to change the senate rules so that 60 votes are no longer needed to block a filibuster. And it looks like President Obama will support Reids efforts if the Republicans try to block upcoming nominations. If Senator Reid decides to do something on nominations, the president has said hell be there to support him, a Democratic aide told the Post. "This would take away the right to...
  • Brooklyn Judge Slams Birther Lawsuit As 'Fanciful, Delusional And Irrational' (177k In Sanctions)

    Brooklyn judge slams birther lawsuit as 'fanciful, delusional and irrational' and orders theorist to pay $177G. A birther's lawsuit was born of a crackpot theory. Thats what an irritated Brooklyn judge said in slapping a preeminent conspiracy theorist with a hefty bill for filing a frivolous suit and wasting the courts time. Christopher Earl Strunk sought to have President Obama disqualified as a candidate. The author of some 20 other lawsuits most of which have been dismissed Strunk was ordered to pay $167,707 in attorney fees plus a $10,000 sanction for the 2011 lawsuit that named Obama, New...
  • US declares Haqqani network a terrorist body

    09/07/2012 11:18:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    AP via New York Daily News ^ | Friday, September 7th 2012, 12:58 PM | Bradley Klapper
    The Obama administration declared Friday that the Pakistan-based Haqqani network of militants is a terrorist body despite misgivings about how the largely symbolic act could further stall planned Afghan peace talks or put yet another chill on the United States' already fragile counterterrorism alliance with Islamabad. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision, signed Friday ahead of a Sunday deadline set by Congress, bans Americans from doing business with members of the group and blocks any assets it holds in the United States. The order, which will go into effect within 10 days, completes an odyssey of sorts for the...
  • Miami-Dade County to remove Occupy Miami protesters

    01/31/2012 9:28:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 1/31/12 | Christina Vazquez
    Protesters have been on location since October 15 A spokesman for Miami-Dade County has confirmed it has served Occupy Miami protesters an eviction notice. They must leave the West Lawn of the Stephen P. Clark County building by sundown or face arrest for trespassing. Miami-Dade police say they do plan to issue the disperse order starting at 5 p.m.
  • Santorum Calls Own Vote in Favor of Medicare Drug Benefit a 'Mistake'

    04/24/2011 6:41:21 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24th, 2011
    Possible presidential candidate Rick Santorum conceded Sunday that he made a "mistake" in voting for the Medicare prescription drug benefit back in 2003, as he tried to bolster his fiscal credentials. Santorum, a former Republican Pennsylvania senator, told "Fox News Sunday" that there were two things wrong with the bill creating the program, which is now estimated to cost about $60 billion a year, contributing to the country's out-of-control deficit. Santorum said Congress should not have made the program universal and should have found a mechanism with which to pay for it.
  • 14 states may target birthright citizenship

    01/04/2011 12:19:53 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Arizona state politicians will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona's anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation that could be easily copied by states, and at least seven states are likely to pass bills similar to the first Arizona immigration overhaul this year, according to one analysis by an immigrants rights group. Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce will unveil the bill Jan. 5...
  • Storm over women drug addicts paid 200 to be made infertile

    03/07/2010 4:52:11 PM PST · by cajuncow · 65 replies · 185+ views
    The Sun ^ | MANDY APPLEYARD
    LOCKED in the grip of drug addiction, the only thing mum-of-nine Felicia LeMay cared about was getting her next hit of crystal meth. The victims of her deadly habit included her baby son, who was born hooked on the drug and put straight into care by social workers. But the birth helped create a turning point in Felicia's life, and when she fell pregnant again she agreed to take part in a controversial sterilisation scheme which has caused a storm in America - and could be about to hit Britain. US campaigner Barbara Harris runs Project Prevention - a group...
  • Pregnant women who are illegal immigrants no longer eligible for Medicaid

    01/21/2010 1:12:29 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 39 replies · 1,865+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 1-21-2010 | Nancy Hicks
    Around 1,000 pregnant women who are illegal immigrants will no longer receive prenatal services through the federal-state Medicaid program, beginning in early spring, according to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services leaders. The prenatal care issue creates a conflict between two state goals: On the immigration front, senators have wanted to make certain that illegal immigrants do not get any public benefits, passing strong anti-immigration legislation (LB403) last year. Because of the strong pro-life sentiment, Nebraska also has provided Medicaid coverage for all pregnant women, regardless of their immigration status. The assumption is that the prenatal coverage also is...
  • Republicans considering ideological purity test for candidates

    11/24/2009 2:09:55 PM PST · by Dallas · 88 replies · 3,196+ views
    (1) We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama's "stimulus" bill; (2) We support market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare; (3) We support market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation; (4) We support workers' right to secret ballot by opposing card check; (5) We support legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants; (6) We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges; (7) We support containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate...
  • AP source: NYC papers' circulation offices raided

    11/17/2009 11:34:33 AM PST · by kcvl · 3 replies · 685+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators in New York City raided circulation offices at some of the nation's largest newspapers Tuesday as part of a union corruption probe, a law enforcement official said. Police officers working with the Manhattan district attorney's office searched circulation offices of The New York Times in Queens, the New York Post and the Daily News in Manhattan, and El Diario in Brooklyn, the official said, speaking to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Investigators were seeking paperwork related to the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union, which packages and delivers...
  • NYC papers' circulation offices raided

    11/17/2009 11:34:34 AM PST · by Justaham · 26 replies · 1,828+ views
    Investigators in New York City raided circulation offices at some of the nation's largest newspapers Tuesday as part of a union corruption probe, a law enforcement official said. Police officers working with the Manhattan district attorney's office searched circulation offices of The New York Times in Queens, the New York Post and the Daily News in Manhattan, and El Diario in Brooklyn, the official said, speaking to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Investigators were seeking paperwork related to the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union, which packages and delivers newspapers across the region....
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61

    09/25/2009 7:09:23 AM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 117 replies · 3,581+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 25, 2009 | Elaine Woo
    <p>Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61.</p>
  • Bush takes swipes at Obama policies

    06/17/2009 8:18:50 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 429 replies · 5,687+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/17/09 | Joseph Curt
    ERIE, Pa. | Former President George W. Bush fired a salvo at President Obama on Wednesday, asserting his administration's interrogation policies were "within the law," declaring the private sector - not government - will fix the economy and rejecting the nationalization of health care. "I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in," the former president said to applause from members of a local business group. "You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money."
  • Lousiana: LaBruzzo considering plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have tubes tied

    12/23/2008 8:32:29 AM PST · by GOPGuide · 185 replies · 1,887+ views
    NOLA ^ | September 23, 2008 | Mark Waller
    Worried that welfare costs are rising as the number of taxpayers declines, state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said Tuesday he is studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied. "We're on a train headed to the future and there's a bridge out, " LaBruzzo said of what he suspects are dangerous demographic trends. "And nobody wants to talk about it." LaBruzzo said he worries that people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people who presumably pay more tax revenue...
  • No Butts: Police Break Up OC Bar's Bizarre Tradition ( 8,000 People moon Amtrack train )

    07/12/2008 8:41:55 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 51 replies · 2,833+ views
    KNBC.com ^ | July 12, 2008 | Staff
    LAGUNA NIGUEL -- More than 50 law officers were breaking up an estimated 8,000 people drinking alcohol and mooning passing trains late Saturday, as an annual "Moon Over Amtrak" party was shut down due to complaints about public nudity. The event drew a crowd of about 8,000 Saturday along the tracks near Mugs Away Saloon, 27324 Camino Capistrano, but things got out of hand as businesses and residents called in complaints, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino. California Highway Patrol officers were called in to assist Orange County sheriff's deputies shut down the impromptu event, where thousands of...
  • Obama will join McCain at La Raza convention

    06/10/2008 9:26:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 585+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/10/08 | Leslie Berestein
    SAN DIEGO Presidential candidate Barack Obama will travel to San Diego next month to join opponent John McCain in speaking at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. Both senators are expected to address immigration and other issues pertinent to Latino voters, NCLR President Janet Murgua said during a visit to San Diego promoting the convention. Obama's plans were announced yesterday; McCain had agreed earlier to address the convention. The fact that both candidates will attend speaks to a number of things, not only to the importance...
  • US walking away from U.N. rights forum -diplomats

    06/06/2008 8:28:42 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 33 replies · 163+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/6/08 | Stephanie Nebehay
    The United States has quietly informed Western allies of its intention to walk away from the U.N. Human Rights Council, diplomatic sources said on Friday. The U.S. delegation has observer status, with the right to speak, in the 47-member state forum, which meets in Geneva, and has never stood for election to the Council since it was set up two years ago. Diplomatic sources and rights activists said that U.S. officials had informed the European Union on Friday morning of its intention to halt its involvement in the Council. "They said they were going to disengage totally," said one representative...
  • US walking away from U.N. rights forum - diplomats

    06/06/2008 1:33:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 98+ views
    US walking away from U.N. rights forum -diplomats 06 Jun 2008 15:50:07 GMT Source: Reuters GENEVA, June 6 (Reuters) - The United States has quietly informed Western allies of its intention to walk away from the U.N. Human Rights Council, diplomatic sources said on Friday. The U.S. delegation has observer status, with the right to speak, in the 47-member state forum, which meets in Geneva, and has never stood for election to the Council since it was set up two years ago. Diplomatic sources and rights activists said that U.S. officials had informed the European Union on Friday morning of...
  • Mayan calender hints at apocalypse, set for 2012

    12/22/2007 5:07:19 PM PST · by Perdogg · 74 replies · 652+ views
    Pacepress ^ | Issue date: 12/5/07 Section: Features | Nicole LeFebvre
    Seven years ago, there was mass preparation for Y2K, alleged by some to be the end of the world. Believers scurried to save water and canned foods just in case the new millennium brought the immense devastation theories speculated. Again, we are faced with the timeless question of whether our world will endor not. The highly intelligent Ancient Mayan civilization developed an intricate calendar which anticipated the end of their Great Cycle of the Long Count-better known as the apocalypse-on Dec. 21, 2012.
  • Farms get help from inmates

    07/16/2007 8:31:48 AM PDT · by ulm1 · 33 replies · 916+ views
    The traditional farm laborers, who planted and picked vegetables on southern Colorado farms, are staying out of the state after legislators last year passed one of the country's toughest laws against illegal immigrants, Butcher said. She said the farmers see Colorado inmates as their possible salvation - the most viable replacements for the gaps once filled by illegal immigrants.
  • U.S. 'would recognize' UDI by Kosovo

    06/27/2007 9:04:29 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 33 replies · 759+ views
    UPI ^ | une 26, 2007 at 3:55 PM | Shaun Waterman,
    WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawmaker says the United States and its allies would recognize a unilateral declaration of independence by the Serbian province of Kosovo. The comment by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, D-Calif., came during a heated discussion with Russian lawmakers in Washington last week and highlights sharp differences with Russia over the future of Kosovo, whose majority ethnic Albanian residents want independence from Serbia. Lantos and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said the United States supported the U.N. plan for Kosovo independence drawn up by Finnish diplomat and former President Martti Ahtisaari. Russian officials...
  • High Court's New Majority Is A Downright Mean Bunch

    06/25/2007 3:48:50 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 79 replies · 2,314+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 25, 2007 | Robyn Blumner
    High court's new majority is a downright mean bunch Monday, June 25, 2007 3:25 AM By Robyn Blumner Often you can sum up the collective actions of the Supreme Court under a particular chief justice with one word. The Warren Court always will be remembered as liberal, the Burger Court as pragmatic and the Rehnquist Court as conservative. The Roberts Court in its short tenure has already earned the moniker mean. The addition of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito to the heartless duo of Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas has cemented a plurality for cruelty. If...
  • Poll: End Automatic U.S. Citizenship

    06/22/2007 1:26:59 PM PDT · by nancyvideo · 104 replies · 2,246+ views
    RightBias News ^ | 6-22-07 | UPI
    Most respondents to a UPI-Zogby International poll want to repeal the law granting automatic citizenship to anyone born in the United States. More the half of the overall pool of 8,300 U.S. residents said if parents who are illegal aliens are deported, their children should go with them -- even if they are U.S. citizens
  • Man with 7 DWI convictions gets 20-to-life in prison

    05/18/2007 6:25:43 PM PDT · by xcamel · 13 replies · 430+ views
    Auburn Citizen ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:17 PM EDT | By The Associated Press
    SYRACUSE - A Syracuse man convicted of driving drunk for a seventh time since 1982 was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years to life in prison by a judge who blasted his “lethal disregard” for others. “I don't think there is anything I can do to protect the public from you and your conduct except to put you away for a long time,” Onondaga County Judge Joseph Fahey said as he sentenced 43-year-old Ronald Daggett. “It is inconceivable to me that someone involved in a drunk driving fatality could go out and pick up six more drunk driving convictions over the...
  • Almost Legal (Not Even Close To Legal BARF ALERT!!)

    01/29/2007 2:03:31 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 129 replies · 2,037+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 29 January 2007 | Kelly Lecker
    Almost legal Near the end of visa quest, Mexican immigrant is arrested and forced to leave his American family behind in Gahanna Monday, January 29, 2007 Kelly Lecker THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Juvenal Barajas was tired of looking over his shoulder. He had a 13-year marriage to an American woman and had raised five stepchildren. He had a steady job at a Westerville drywall company. He paid taxes and had joined a church. But Barajas knew his American dream could end at any time, because he had come here illegally from Mexico as a teenager. It didnt make him shy away...
  • US soldiers authorized to kill Iranians in Iraq: report

    01/26/2007 8:05:29 AM PST · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 916+ views
    US soldiers have been authorized to kill or capture Iranian operatives found in Iraq, the Washington Post has reported, citing US government and counterterrorism officials. The authorization covers Iranian Revolutionary Guard and intelligence officers found in Iraq, but not Iranian civilians or diplomats, the Post reported. The newspaper describes the policy as "part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East and compel it to give up its nuclear program." For more than a year US forces have been secretly holding dozens of suspected Iranian agents for up to four days in a "catch and...
  • Kansas ' Recognition of other states' Conceal Carry Licenses

    01/07/2007 2:30:57 PM PST · by kerryusama04 · 47 replies · 2,783+ views
    KansasAG.com ^ | 1/6/07 | Kansas Attorney General
    Kansas ' Recognition of other states' Conceal Carry Licenses On July 1, 2006 Kansas joined 47 other states allowing qualified citizens to carry handguns in a concealed manner. In addition to licensing qualified residents, the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act (KPFPA) granted authority to the Attorney General to determine which other states' concealed carry licenses would be recognize in the state of Kansas, and to authorize a licensed non-resident to carry a concealed handgun within the borders of Kansas. The KPFPA, found in S.B. 418 (as amended by H.B. 2118), will be codified as K.S.A. 75-7c01 et seq.According to...
  • Arellano supporters: Raid is near

    12/29/2006 7:59:42 AM PST · by chicagolady · 33 replies · 964+ views
    The Chicago Suntimes ^ | 12/27/06 | FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS
    Supporters of Elvira Arellano, an illegal immigrant who has been living in "sanctuary" in a West Side church for more than four months, believe that federal agents may be preparing to arrest her. Arellano and her son Saul have been living in Adalberto United Methodist Church since receiving an order of deportation last summer, according to a release from Cintro Sin Fronteras, a group supporting immigrant causes. The boy is a U.S. citizen, but his mother is not. Federal Homeland Security officials have said they have the right to arrest Arellano at any time, and plan to do so, but...
  • Lay ministers may not cleanse Communion vessels, Pope Benedict says

    10/24/2006 1:58:05 PM PDT · by murphE · 108 replies · 2,009+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 10/24/06 | Nancy Frazier O'Brien
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- At the direction of Pope Benedict XVI, extraordinary ministers of holy Communion will no longer be permitted to assist in the purification of the sacred vessels at Masses in the United States. In an Oct. 23 letter, Bishop William S. Skylstad, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, asked his fellow bishops to inform all pastors of the change, which was prompted by a letter from Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. The U.S. bishops had asked the Vatican to extend an indult -- or church permission --...
  • Ethiopia prepared to invade Somalia

    07/19/2006 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Zeroisanumber · 49 replies · 1,559+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 7/19/06 | Les Neuhaus
    NAIROBI, Kenya - Ethiopia is prepared to invade neighboring Somalia to defend its U.N.-backed government against what appeared to be an imminent attack by Islamic militiamen, a government spokesman said Wednesday. The militiamen, who hold most of southern Somalia, deployed hundreds of fighters outside the town where the largely powerless government is based and said they planned to seize it. "We have the responsibility to defend the border and the Somali government. We will crush them," Ethiopia's Minister of Information, Berhan Hailu, told The Associated Press. Seizing the town of Baidoa would give the Islamic militia which the United...
  • Neighbors panicky in aftermath of ICE sweeps (San Diego)

    06/10/2006 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Rick Deckard · 72 replies · 1,863+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6-10-09 | Leslie Berestein
    An eerie quiet has descended over the past week on Fulton Street, a stretch of weather-beaten apartment buildings in eastern Linda Vista that is home to a large number of recent immigrants, some of them legal residents, others not. Some people have skipped work. Others have skipped doctor appointments. Children are walking to school more frequently by themselves, neighbors say, because their parents are afraid to accompany them outside. “Today the migra was here,” explained Jose Cardenas, 30, one of those here legally, on a gray afternoon this week when the sidewalks were empty and the street deserted save for...
  • Exam Board rules out creationism in UK classrooms

    05/23/2006 6:56:00 PM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 24 replies · 539+ views
    Ekklesia ^ | 24 May 2006 | Staff
    An examination board at the centre of a storm surrounding the teaching of creationism in UK schools has committed to re-visit its guidance to avoid the threat to science teaching that many feared, and to issue strict guidance to trainee teachers on their exam programme. The 'Gateway Science' specification had caused controversy because teachers were asked to explain that the fossil record has been interpreted differently over time (e.g. creationist interpretation). But now the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) exam board has said they are happy to commit to reviewing the wording of this part of the Gateway Science (Biology)...
  • Roach drops out of race for 50th district seat

    05/08/2006 3:11:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 663+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/8/06 | Dani Dodge
    Republican businessman Eric Roach announced he would be "standing down" in the 50th District Congressional race and stop campaigning for the seat to try to ensure a Republican victory. Maintaining the Republican majority in Congress is a vital goal this year, and a loss here in the 50th Congressional district to a liberal Democrat like Francine Busby would send the wrong signal across our great nation, he announced in a statement read to reporters in a conference call. Roach did not speak in the call; instead Stan Devereux, his communications director, read his statement and answered questions. In the statement,...
  • The Euston Manifesto (Yeah Ma There Are A Few Non-Moonbat Lefties Still Around Aert)

    04/21/2006 9:54:29 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 541+ views
    Euston Manifesto ^ | 03/29/06 | Euston Manifesto
    We are democrats and progressives. We propose here a fresh political alignment. Many of us belong to the Left, but the principles that we set out are not exclusive. We reach out, rather, beyond the socialist Left towards egalitarian liberals and others of unambiguous democratic commitment. Indeed, the reconfiguration of progressive opinion that we aim for involves drawing a line between the forces of the Left that remain true to its authentic values, and currents that have lately shown themselves rather too flexible about these values. It involves making common cause with genuine democrats, whether socialist or not. The present...
  • Scott McClellan Resigns - nothing follows

    04/19/2006 6:42:52 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 433 replies · 19,414+ views
    FNC | 4-19-06
    Rumors were true.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 03-27-2006

    03/27/2006 5:44:02 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 185+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-27-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. There is a spa over in Czech that will be worth making the trek From all that I hear it revolves around BEER Finally, men have a spa, too, by HECK!
  • Milosevic's death marks 'total defeat' for UN tribunal, prosecutor says

    03/12/2006 10:41:00 AM PST · by Proctor · 21 replies · 699+ views
    cbc.ca ^ | Sun, 12 Mar 2006 11:35:20 EST | CBC News
    Milosevic's death marks 'total defeat' for UN tribunal, prosecutor says Last Updated Sun, 12 Mar 2006 11:35:20 EST CBC News Slobodan Milosevic's death is a 'total defeat' for the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, says the chief prosecutor at his trial. Carla del Ponte made the comments on Sunday, a day after the former Yugoslav president and Serbian nationalist was found dead in his cell at the UN detention centre in Scheveningen, a suburb of The Hague. An autopsy was being performed on Sunday amid accusations that Milosevic, 64, had been poisoned only months before the end...
  • White House Seeks to Plug Leaks

    03/04/2006 5:26:38 PM PST · by hipaatwo · 84 replies · 1,425+ views
    Wash. Compost ^ | March 5, 2006
    The Bush administration, seeking to limit leaks of classified information, has launched initiatives targeting journalists and their possible government sources. The efforts include several FBI probes, a polygraph investigation inside the CIA and a warning from the Justice Department that reporters could be prosecuted under espionage laws. In recent weeks, dozens of employees at the CIA, the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies have been interviewed by agents from the FBI's Washington field office, who are investigating possible leaks that led to reports about secret CIA prisons and the NSA's warrantless domestic surveillance program, according to law enforcement and...
  • Ultimatum to Muslims

    02/23/2006 7:32:46 AM PST · by qam1 · 58 replies · 2,473+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 2/24/06 | Malcolm Farr
    PETER Costello last night condemned "mushy multiculturalism" and told Muslims who could not tolerate others to leave Australia. The Treasurer said the citizenship pledge of loyalty and respect for law should be a "big flashing warning sign" for those Muslims. Mr Costello departed from economic matters to address Muslim protests following the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. He said those offended "must recognise this does not justify violence against newspapers, or countries that allow newspapers to publish them". His comment reinforced the stand of Prime Minister John Howard, who this week criticised Muslims who were "utterly antagonistic to...