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  • Sens. Cruz, Lee Fight for Religious Freedom for Military Service Members

    06/17/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by LUV W · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz, US Senator, Texas ^ | Monday, June 17, 2013 | Ted Crus, Senator from Texas
    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced two amendments to protect the religious liberties of military service members, both of which passed last week in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Shock Video: Gun Rights Advocate's Staff Helped Write Background Check Bill (S 649)

    04/14/2013 8:56:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/13/13 | Daylight Disinfectant
    An influential Gun Rights Advocate actually helped write the Background Check Bill coming up before the Senate this coming week. Alan Gottlieb, Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation, speaking candidly at a GOP gathering on Friday claimed that his staff had actually helped write the bill. He went on to describe how the Bill would be a step in the right direction for gun control advocates. "There's a Million other checks in there it's a Christmas Tree," bragged Gottlieb, "We just hung a Million Ornaments on it." "Unfortunately some of my colleagues haven't quite figured it out yet...
  • NRA president: Anti-gun advocates threatened to kill my kids

    01/31/2013 4:57:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | 1/31/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, NRA President David Keene said gun-control activists threatened to kill his son and daughter. The threats began soon after the Newtown, Conn., shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which thrust the NRA to the forefront of the gun control debate. “Civility is only required of us, civility doesn’t count for them,” the NRA president told The Caller. is set to publish the interview on Monday, Feb. 4.
  • The Seven Varieties of Gun Control Advocate

    02/17/2012 5:19:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    JPFO ^ | 1999 | Gus Cotey, Jr.
    The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale. Despite a massive amount of historical evidence to the contrary, there is a substantial body of Americans, many occupying positions of...
  • In Op-Ed, President Obama Advocates For ‘Common Sense’ Gun Control

    03/13/2011 5:00:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Matt Schneider ^ | 3/13/11 | Matt Schneider
    On a smaller platform than some may have hoped, President Obama wrote an op-ed in today’s Arizona Daily Star launching his intention to tackle serious and “common sense” gun control. Two months after the Tucson, Arizona shooting tragedy, Obama seems to be searching for middle ground on the issue in an effort to protect “our children’s futures.” Obama first reaffirmed he has no intention of confiscating guns: Now, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. . . . And, in fact, my administration has not curtailed the rights of...
  • Teen prostitutes get new status

    02/26/2011 6:14:00 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 58 replies
    Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 26, 2011 | PAT PHEIFER and JIM ANDERSON
    County prosecutors from across the metro said Friday they are overhauling their policies to ensure that juvenile prostitutes are treated as crime victims instead of criminals, even as some regions of the state see an uptick in teen prostitution cases. "We need to do the right thing as it relates to children who are victims of prostitution," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who was joined at a news conference by prosecutors, police chiefs and victim advocates from across the Twin Cities. "I believe we should be doing everything we can to get them out of the system, and never...
  • County Settles Case of Pro-Life Advocates Strip Searched

    12/27/2010 4:12:56 PM PST · by julieee · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 27, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    County Settles Case of Pro-Life Advocates Strip Searched Bel Air, MD -- Harford County officials have settled a case involving a federal lawsuit attorneys filed on behalf of pro-life women who were shackled and strip searched after peacefully protesting abortion in Maryland. http://www.lifenews.com/2010/12/27/county-settles-case-of-pro-life-advocates-shackled-strip-searched
  • Abortion Practitioner Points Gun at Praying Pro-Life Advocates

    10/04/2010 8:26:37 AM PDT · by julieee · 26 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 4, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion Practitioner Points Gun at Praying Pro-Life Advocates Charleston, SC -- An abortion practitioner reportedly brandished a gun when heading to do abortions at the Charleston Women's Medical Center abortion facility in West Ashley, South Carolina on Saturday morning. Gary Boyle, 62, lives in Tennessee, but does abortions at the facility near Charleston. http://LifeNews.com/state5511.html
  • Gay advocates' changing tune about homosexuality

    06/13/2009 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 1,299+ views
    http://www.speroforum.com ^ | June 11, 2009 | By Mary Ann Kreitzer
    The British mom who expressed concern about her son being placed in foster care with two homosexuals (See article.) has good reason to be concerned. Research shows that children raised in homosexual homes are 7 times more likely to be homosexual. What's the surprise? Children learn what they live. Children of alcoholics are more likely to abuse alcohol. The same with drug abuse. So why the pretense that placing children with homosexuals has no impact on the development of their sexual identities? It's one more big, politically correct lie. Which leads one to ask, what is the real agenda of...
  • Defend the American Use New Media: Redefine citizens’ role in public policy

    07/16/2008 3:48:10 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 2 replies · 124+ views
    RightOnLine.Com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Americans for Prosperity
    For years, the left have been building a superior online political infrastructure, cultivating a powerful online community of activists, dominating the blogosphere, and leaving conservatives at a severe disadvantage in a web 2.0 world. For conservatives tired of being left behind, we invite you to RightOnline. Join leading conservative bloggers and new media experts, America’s foremost experts in grassroots mobilization, representatives from influential conservative organizations, and hundreds of citizen activists this July 18th and 19th in Austin, Texas. RightOnline will serve as a meeting place for the free enterprise movement, focusing on how we can more effectively leverage the power...
  • Jordanian Professor Advocates Suicide Terrorists Use Nuke Bombs

    05/16/2008 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 304+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 05/16/08 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) Jordanian University lecturer Ibrahim Alloush recommended on Al-Jazeera television this week that suicide bombers be equipped with small nuclear bombs. According to a transcript provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Dr. Alloush said, "Whoever managed to get a martyrdom-seeker into Dimona, should consider how to get martyrdom-seekers into Dimona and elsewhere armed with non-conventional explosives - and perhaps even small nuclear bombs," he stated. "We should think in this direction." Alloush lived for 13 years in the United States, earning graduate degrees at Ohio University and Oklahoma State University, where he earned a doctorate in economics....
  • Advocates organize to thwart US immigration agents

    03/02/2008 11:19:45 AM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 117+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01 Mar 2008 | Michael Martinez
    Phone trees among tools used to thwart federal agents RESEDA, Calif. - When federal immigration officers visited over three days last October looking for an illegal Salvadoran immigrant, a neighborhood watch kicked into action each time. Dozens of immigrants, legal and illegal, phoned one another, warning of a raid. "I called my sister in the building next door and another sister in this building," said Maria, who said she is an illegal immigrant from Mexico and has two children who are U.S.-born citizens. She asked that her full name not be used. "They came and knocked on doors, but no...
  • Gov (Deval Patrick) rips feds' treatment of illegals...

    03/09/2007 5:44:58 AM PST · by Bluestateredman · 25 replies · 786+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/09/07 | Casey Ross
    Gov (Deval Patrick) rips feds' treatment of illegals...
  • CA: Advocates advise immigrants after sweeps

    03/04/2007 10:22:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 557+ views
    Advocates have launched a campaign to educate immigrants about their rights following a series of arrests in Southern California and across the nation. Legal aid and nonprofit groups have joined forces to hold town hall meetings, hand out information packets and produce a DVD to prepare illegal immigrants for future law enforcement sweeps. The outreach is part of a broader effort by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, American Immigration Lawyers Assn. and other organizations seeking reforms. In recent months Immigration and Customs Enforcement has assigned four teams of agents to the Los Angeles area to search for criminals, fugitives and...
  • Immigration advocates decry proposed citizenship rules (fee hike,'digital barrier',paperwork,tests)

    10/29/2006 8:39:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 841+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/29/06 | AP
    LOS ANGELES Proposed federal measures, including fee hikes and online filing requirements, threaten to hinder the ability of some legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens, immigrant rights groups warn. Last week, advocates sent a joint letter to the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, expressing concern about application fee increases that could double to $800, a "digital barrier" of a mandatory online filing system, extensive new paperwork and a revised history and civics test they fear could be more difficult. The coalition of more than 230 religious, labor and immigrant rights groups said the rules would disproportionately hinder Mexican...
  • California court hands defeat to advocates of gay marriage (1st District Court of Appeal)

    10/05/2006 5:49:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 645+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/5/06 | Lisa Leff - ap
    A state appeals court upheld California's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, dealing a critical defeat to a movement hungry for a win after high courts in two other states upheld similar bans. In reversing the March 2005 ruling of a San Francisco trial judge, the 1st District Court of Appeal agreed with the state's attorney general, who argued it is up to the Legislature, not the courts, to change the traditional definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. "We conclude California's historical definition of marriage does not deprive individuals of a vested fundamental right," the...
  • Immigrant advocates to boycott Univision

    04/14/2006 9:54:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,303+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 4/14/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Immigrant-rights advocates demanded Thursday that the nation's largest Spanish-language television network publicly apologize for an e-mail they say was distributed throughout the company asking employees not to participate or promote the planned nationwide "Day Without a Latino" event on May 1. Plans to boycott Univision Communications Inc. and its affiliates were set to go forth Monday if the demands for a retraction were not met. Univision did not return phone calls for comment. The e-mail was distributed at a Riverside meeting by Armando Navarro, a UCR professor and immigration activist, who said that an executive with Univision distributed the memorandum...
  • Rice Doctrine Advocates 'Soft Power' To Defend US

    03/16/2006 6:41:19 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 450+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-17-2006 | Alec Russell
    Rice doctrine advocates 'soft power' to defend US By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 17/03/2006) The long-awaited new United States national security strategy unveiled yesterday will almost certainly come to be known as the Condoleezza Rice doctrine. It is assertive yet nuanced, reflecting the shift in US foreign policy since she became secretary of state last year. Condoleezza Rice on board the Port Royal The 49-page document pays homage to its revolutionary September 2002 predecessor which unveiled to a wary world Washington's new- found belief in pre-emption and the abandonment of America's Cold War policy of deterrence. It has a...
  • Long Island Living Wage Legislation/Socialism

    12/06/2005 6:46:29 AM PST · by AmericaUnite · 84 replies · 1,003+ views
    News 12 Long Island ^ | 12-6-05 | News12
    Nassau County Lawmakers Weigh in on Living Wage Legislation (12/05/05) MINEOLA - Nassau County lawmakers are weighing in on whether the county can afford a new law that requires certain agencies and companies to pay their employees a living wage. The proposed legislation calls for agencies that contract with the county to pay their employees at least $9.50 an hour starting in 2007 and $12.50 an hour by 2010. An independent budget review says that would cost the county $1.5 million in the first year and up to $7 million when fully implemented. The state panel monitoring Nassau's finances is...
  • 'Advocates' for the 'Poor'? - (Democrats digging permanent minority hole for themselves)

    05/13/2005 8:56:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 529+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 14, 2005 | COLONEL ROBERT PAPPAS, USMC (Ret)
    The last time the writer filled up with gas, it cost $2.05 per gallon. During a recent visit to Greece, gasoline costs were $4 per gallon and up, and low when compared to the rest of Europe. Assuming Greece and the rest of the world buy oil on the world market, everyone pays much the same price for crude. The difference at the pump is in overhead, transportation, refining, taxes, and profit. It is widely known that the U.S. has sufficient oil reserves to satisfy its needs for years, many years, even without the “strategic reserves.” But some of the...
  • CA: Immigrant advocates criticize jail policy

    02/12/2005 10:40:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 616+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/11/05 | Jessie Mangaliman
    Los Angeles County jailers will soon identify illegal immigrants in their custody with criminal convictions and hand them over to federal agents for deportation. The plan, expected to be in place in the coming weeks, has alarmed Bay Area immigration advocates worried about its effect on local policing. --snip-- ``It's really scary and has a lot of people worried,'' said Margaret Zaknoen, advocacy coordinator for the Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition, an umbrella organization of immigrant rights groups that's watching the Los Angeles case closely. ``Things like this chip away at the separation between law enforcement'' and the Bureau of...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CA: Recall Advocates Fight For Fair Districts and Part-Time Government

    11/10/2004 1:14:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 461+ views
    Sacramento Union ^ | 11/10/04 | Ryan Rose
    Conservative groups are out to take back California with two petitions demanding “fair districts” and a part-time legislature. All they need are signatures—more than 600,000 of them, per petition. Nevertheless, leaders of the most recent movement say they will succeed where several previous petition drives failed. Leading the group is Ted Costa, who said the group has 100,000 signatures for their redistricting initiative. Costa and his group, People’s Advocate, submitted paperwork for their petitions in October. Costa, a veteran of the gubernatorial recall, started accepting signatures after the Nov. 2 election. The petitioning group had previously submitted paperwork for the...
  • Death prompts Boston petition to ban 'less-lethal' weapons

    11/05/2004 4:07:07 AM PST · by 4kevin · 27 replies · 893+ views
    AP ^ | 11.05.04 | Mark Jewell
    Civil rights advocates angry over the death of a student hit by a pepper-spray pellet are circulating petitions seeking a temporary ban on the Boston Police Department's use of so-called "less-lethal" weapons for crowd control purposes. Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole last week appointed an independent commission to investigate the Oct. 21 death of Victoria Snelgrove and review weapons like the one believed to have caused the 21-year-old's death during a celebration of a Red Sox victory. But critics of such weapons who held a news conference Thursday said Boston police use of pepper-ball pellets, bean bag projectiles and rubber bullets...
  • CA: A talk to clear the air (Environmentalists to chat with Schwarzenegger)

    08/11/2004 10:37:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 229+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/11/04 | Jim Hinch
    SACRAMENTO – One year after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for office as a "green" Republican, more than two dozen of the state's top environmental advocates are gathering today to confront him with what they call his decidedly mixed record on the environment. In the governor's first face-to-face meeting with environmentalists since his election, 37 leaders of groups ranging from the Sierra Club to the League of Conservation Voters will sit down with Schwarzenegger today to lament environmental budget cuts, protest their exclusion from key policy decisions and request his support for bills to promote energy conservation and protect oak woodlands....
  • Smoking foes criticize state Mail Pouch sign

    07/07/2004 7:23:00 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 4 replies · 547+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004/07/07 | AP
    CHARLESTON-- A picture of a Mail Pouch sign on a barn has been a fixture at the West Virginia State Museum since it opened in 1976 but anti-smoking advocates say something is missing from the exhibit -- a sign warning of smokeless tobacco's health risks. Officials with two anti-smoking groups want the Division of Culture and History to post the warning when the museum, which is closed for renovation, reopens later this year. But that is not likely to happen. ''It's being treated as a cultural icon as far as we're concerned,'' said Nancy Herholdt, former commissioner of Culture and...
  • DEA set to battle pot advocates over hemp use in food

    09/10/2003 7:13:36 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 316+ views
    washington times ^ | 9.9.03 | Steve Miller
    <p>Consuming a chunk of organic health food is a act of drug abuse in the eyes of the Drug Enforcement Administration — if it contains, as some snacks do, hemp as an ingredient. An appeals court in Alaska says residents can possess up to a quarter-pound of pot for their own use. In a Zogby poll conducted last month in New Hampshire, 84 percent of voters said they supported changing federal law to allow patients to use medicinal marijuana without fear of arrest. Marijuana continues its beeline for the mainstream after years of reefer madness. Federal officials are ready to do battle, with the next target being hemp as food. While it sounds simple enough — one side of mostly pro-marijuana advocates looking to climb another rung on the ladder toward pot tolerance — the fact that the hemp food case even has legs portrays the continued move toward societal legitimacy of the illegal weed. "There is a lot more tolerance for marijuana," said Bruce Mirken, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, which favors pot legalization and most other liberalization of marijuana laws. "And it appears that there are more people rallying around this issue." What people are not seeing, said Ed Childress, a DEA spokesman in Washington, "is the marijuana-legalization lobby at work behind the scenes, with better resources." Two years ago, DEA head Asa Hutchinson said that foods using seeds from the hemp plant violated federal law. He ordered a crackdown on the foods, but his dictate was stayed by a court order. Courtroom wrangling has drawn out the battle. For now, purveyors of the products are free to sell. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will begin hearing arguments in the case next week. "It was really a matter of hemp not existing as something that can be consumed," said Richard Meyer, a DEA spokesman in San Francisco. If the DEA gets its way, insisting that hemp-as-food violates federal law, Lynn Gordon says, she stands to lose $800,000. Miss Gordon's Minneapolis-based French Meadow Bakery produces, among other things, bread with hemp seeds as a primary ingredient. She distances herself from the pro-pot lobby. "I don't advocate marijuana use, I don't smoke marijuana," Miss Gordon said. But her multigrain Healthy Hemp bread uses hemp seeds that she purchases legally from Canada, where hemp plants are grown for industrial use and consumption. "This is not to get people high, it is something that tastes good." Hemp-food advocates say sterilized hemp seed and oil are exempt from the Controlled Substances Act under the statutory definition of marijuana, just as poppy seeds are exempted under the statutory definition of the opium poppy. The growing support for marijuana in all forms is at odds with a federal government that has gone to great lengths to fight it. Increasing leniency, such as that in Alaska, eventually could doom the federal efforts. "I do not believe in drugs," said Erwin A. Sholts, chairman of the North American Industrial Hemp Council, which advocates the use of hemp for both food and industrial use. "But if the DEA doesn't wake up and smell the flowers, there may be something passed in Congress that they can't live with."</p>
  • 'Mr. Rogers' of news gets edgy - "Trying to get truth behind the news"

    05/02/2003 1:13:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 249+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 2, 2003 | Janet Saidi
    Bill Moyers combines fireside chat style with penchant for in-depth news. At a time when TV news programs feature war in real time and talk shows morph into shouting matches, there is one program going against the grain - with lengthy interviews, philosophical insights, and tireless coverage of domestic issues. "Now With Bill Moyers," which airs Friday nights, debuted in January last year in answer to what PBS felt was a need for responsive, post-9/11 news programming. Mr. Moyers, who aired a series of special reports after the Sept. 11 attacks, delayed a planned retirement in order to host the...
  • Web Site Advocates Killing President Bush

    01/20/2003 5:09:32 AM PST · by justme346 · 143 replies · 509+ views
    BushCountry.org ^ | 1/20/03 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Web Site Advocates Killing President Bush By Jeremy Reynalds (bio) Other Articles by Jeremy Reynalds Back to News / Home PageSometimes people are much bolder on line than they ever would be in person. I hope that's the case for Rich Blacker of Conroe, TX who is the apparent author of an article on his web site that advocates killing President George W. Bush. I suspect that Blacker would argue that the piece is written tongue-in-cheek, but there's nothing funny or even remotely satirical about this harshly worded piece which is liberally sprinkled with profanity. Blacker needs to know...
  • Celebrity Advocates of U.N. Causes to Meet in New York Next Week

    06/12/2002 7:14:52 PM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 16 replies · 224+ views
    United Nations News Service ^ | 6/12/02 | United Nations
    12 June-An upcoming gathering of dozens of celebrities who lend their names as advocates of the United Nations will be an important step in their efforts to promote the world body's work, a senior UN official said today. "The purpose of the meeting is to deepen their understanding of the UN and its many roles, to strengthen their connection to the whole UN system, and to reinforce their roles as advocates and spokesman who inform, who inspire and raise awareness and raise funds, who travel to the frontlines and help us carry our message to a larger public," Gillian M....