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  • Retired Police Officer Reportedly Told to Remove Flag Honoring Victims of 9/11

    11/22/2011 11:59:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Staff
    Video A retired New York City police officer living in Florida has been ordered to take down his flag commemorating September 11 by his homeowners’ association, WPLG reports. Richard Wentz, who helped victims out of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has been told he has just days to take down his flag or face possible legal action. "That flag means the world to me. Other than my children, that flag means the world to me," said Wentz. A letter from the Fairways at Heron Bay association said the flag detracts from the aesthetic harmony of the surrounding...
  • ‘THE NATION’ PLAYS ‘MURDER, INCORPORATED’ ANGLE IN ARTICLE ABOUT U.S. SPECIAL FORCES

    05/03/2011 7:00:37 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | May 3, 2011
    The legendary U.S. Special Forces Unit that took out Osama bin Laden on Sunday has been receiving a lot of press coverage lately–and for good reason. The bravery of those soldiers, the significance of their mission, and the sheer drama with which it was carried out is right out of a Blockbuster thriller. In an article from The Nation, the U.S. Special Forces are depicted as a class of talented, courageous, elite, and highly dangerous men. Surprisingly, given that it’s The Nation, the writer plays up the “murder, incorporated” angle of the story about JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command):Col. W....
  • Charlie Sheen reveals plans to travel to Haiti with Sean Penn

    03/04/2011 6:33:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 51 replies
    Charlie Sheen continued his media blitz Friday, telling Access Hollywood he plans to travel to Haiti next week with fellow actor Sean Penn. The “Two and a Half Men” star told “Access” host Billy Bush, “we’re going to do a couple things first and then it looks like we’re heading down [to Haiti].” Sheen said he hopes to bring awareness to the earthquake-ravaged nation. “I’m excited as hell because, you know, if I can bring the attention of the world down there, then clearly this tsunami keeps cresting,” he said.
  • 83rd Academy Awards LIVE THREAD

    02/27/2011 3:11:48 AM PST · by DollyCali · 582 replies
    27 February 2011 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali
    Oscars 2011Academy Awards 83rd Edition ABC 8 PM EST Sunday February 27, 2011 Official Oscar Site The I HATE the Academy Awards Thread HERE
  • (Video) RNC Slams Obama: "Never Again": Obama and the BP Oil Spill

    05/27/2010 3:02:32 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 10 replies · 595+ views
    Latest RNC Commercial Slams Obama: "Never Again": Obama & The BP Oil Spill
  • Caption the Obamas, dining in Asheville, NC

    04/26/2010 4:25:13 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 48 replies · 1,489+ views
  • Dem Congressman Laughs Out Loud at Pledge of Allegiance Suggestion at SEIU Meeting (Video)

    02/23/2010 8:48:46 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 27 replies · 1,758+ views
    Gateway Pundit - First Things ^ | 2-23-10 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Xavier Becerra (D – CA) laughs out loud when staff member from Ari David For Congress suggests that they start off their SEIU meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. The Representative and his Purple People Beater supporters got a kick out of that. Video here: http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/02/dem-congressman-laughs-out-loud-at-pledge-of-allegiance-suggestion-at-seiu-meeting-video/
  • The ACLU was pivotal in Obama's decision to bring Islamist terrorists to NYC for trial

    11/15/2009 7:35:43 AM PST · by Rocco DiPippo · 20 replies · 874+ views
    The ACLU ^ | November 13, 2009 | Some leftist scumbag at the ACLU
    Through the John Adams Project, the ACLU and the NACDL assembled a team of trial counsel, mitigation specialists and investigators to work with the under-resourced military lawyers in their representation of Guantánamo detainees accused in connection with the 9/11 attacks and other cases. The John Adams Project attorneys brought years of experience in criminal defense law, including much needed expertise in capital cases, to the defense effort. The Project’s lawyers, who were formally admitted by the presiding judge as part of the civilian legal team, appeared before the military commissions on their clients’ behalf numerous times and filed over 80...
  • EDITORIAL: The American journey

    10/12/2009 7:33:20 PM PDT · by runninglips · 5 replies · 375+ views
    In the 19th century, Christopher Columbus was regarded as one of the most heroic and significant figures of his or any age. The "Admiral of the Ocean Seas" was celebrated throughout the Americas as a visionary who braved the unknown on a mission of discovery that created a New World. Our national capitol district was named in his honor because he opened the door to a new era of freedom that America represents.
  • From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 10, 2009

    10/10/2009 12:59:33 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 1,064+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 10, 2009 | David Horowitz
    I first became aware of politics, in the ordinary sense, during the presidential election of 1948. My parents and their friends belonged to the Democratic Party and had voted for Roosevelt. It was what they called their “mass work”—going to where the people were, in order to lead them to something better. This had been the Party line since the days of the Popular Front, when under orders from Moscow the comrades abandoned their “ultra left” position and stopped calling Roosevelt a fascist. “Communism is twentieth-century Americanism,” the Party leader Earl Browder had said, promoting the spirit of cooperation...
  • SHOCKING!MORE PROOF ... MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ALWAYS KNEW OBAMA WAS INELIGIBLE

    10/08/2009 10:19:43 AM PDT · by mrngstar · 113 replies · 6,075+ views
    Hillary and Me ^ | 10/08/2009 | sandstone
    I want you to go to Constitutionally Speaking (CS) ... but not quite yet. As I have written numerous times, most members of Congress (past and present), knew that Obama was constitutionally ineligible for the office of President and remained silent. The names include Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Shelia Jackson Lee, Joe Scarborough, Ted Kennedy, Orrin Hatch .... the list is endless. This is the dirty little secret known to most everyone in Washington, in the MSM, and in the legal community. It was purposely kept from the general public. The CS series provides exhaustive details of Congress' extensive knowledge...
  • Pelosi: ‘Everybody Should Apologize’

    10/01/2009 10:20:48 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 14 replies · 848+ views
    The Politico ^ | 10-01-09 | Don Irvine
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she didn't think it was necessary for Rep. Alan Grayson to apologize for his remarks on the House floor disparaging the GOP. From the Politico Nancy Pelosi is shrugging off GOP calls for a mea culpa from Alan "they want you to die quickly' Grayson.
  • Steve Cohen praised at conference on slavery reparations

    09/28/2009 10:20:33 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 66 replies · 2,365+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | September 25, 2009 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Reparation for the legacy of slavery and peonage may not come in the form of a check, but it must come, speakers said Friday at a forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Others said the apology for slavery that the House passed last year and the Senate passed this year were good first steps, and singled out U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., who was on Friday's panel, for authoring the House resolution. "For him to stand up -- before even other people in the caucus stood up -- is remarkable," said Harvard Law School professor...
  • On Why I Don’t Return Phone Calls from an Intrepid CNN Producer

    09/11/2009 11:46:06 AM PDT · by nomoremods · 51 replies · 4,913+ views
    Big Government.com ^ | 9-11-09 | James O'Keefe
    As read on “The Rush Limbaugh Show”: So far CNN has only reported on the breaking story on blatant ACORN CORRUPTION from angles that attempt to extricate the government funded “community organizing” enterprise from the extreme crime we caught on videotape. First CNN pushed the false ACORN line that “[t]his film crew tried to pull this sham at other offices and failed.” To set that record straight please check the Washington D.C. tape we dropped today at BigGovernment.com, which is also being aired on your cable news competitor with curiously higher ratings. Now that ACORN lied to you, Jonathan Klein,...
  • WSJ Update: Obama Worked To Prevent Ouster of (Marxist) Honduras President

    06/29/2009 12:49:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 146 replies · 7,261+ views
    Nasdeq/WSJ ^ | 6/29/09 | Jay Solomon
    <p>The Obama administration worked in recent days to prevent President Manuel Zelaya's ouster, said a senior U.S. official. The State Department, in particular, communicated to Honduran officials on the ground that President Barack Obama wouldn't support any nondemocratic transfer of power in the Central American country.</p>
  • U.S. statement on nukes pact stirs concerns in Israel

    05/19/2009 4:30:43 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies · 370+ views
    JTA.Org ^ | By Leslie Susser
    Given the delicate state of relations between the new administrations in Washington and Jerusalem, an American statement last week about the need for Israel to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, or NPT, touched a raw nerve. The worst-case scenario is that it portends a "grand bargain" with Iran at Israel's expense. In this nightmare development, the American side will say to Tehran: Abandon your nuclear weapons program and we will lean on Israel to dismantle its alleged nuclear arsenal. Few Israeli officials believe it will come to that. However, there is genuine concern at the hint of a more subtle...
  • America-Haters at McCain/Obama Faceoff

    08/16/2008 10:12:46 PM PDT · by SHATNERFAN1706 · 24 replies · 178+ views
    August 16, 2008 | SHATNERFAN1706
    Pictures of anti-American loons. ]http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/5415/p8160017yr4.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7400/p8160016yt7.jpg[/IMG] p8160014uf2.jpg p8160013ld7.jpg 8160012tz8.jpg
  • 'The New York Times Wants America to Lose'

    07/06/2008 10:25:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies · 165+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Why would the New York Times divulge information that could prove harmful to the national security of the United States? Because, so consumed is the paper by its hatred of President Bush, that the Times actually wants America to lose. Such is the considered opinion Jim Pinkerton expressed on yesterday's Fox News Watch. The case in point was an article the Times published on June 30, 2008, Amid U.S. Policy Disputes, Qaeda Grows in Pakistan, which quoted from a "highly-classified Pentagon order" describing internal disputes at the Pentagon over plans to capture Osama Bin Laden and defeat al Qaeda. JIM...
  • Followup: Army Reopens Modified Warfare Game

    07/03/2008 4:23:32 AM PDT · by fanningp · 9 replies · 125+ views
    Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel ^ | 7/3/2008 | Jesse Garza
    A U.S. Army simulation game at Summerfest, shut down after complaints to festival officials, was replaced Wednesday by a modified version in which players shoot at still targets instead of virtual human beings. The decision to reopen “America’s Army” was announced late Wednesday afternoon in a joint news release from the Army and Summerfest faxed to the Journal Sentinel on Army stationery. --------------------- This is a followup to an earlier FR post at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2039585/posts
  • UPDATE: Army shuts down warfare game (Summerfest, Milwaukee WI)

    07/01/2008 9:46:23 PM PDT · by LouD · 41 replies · 1,532+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/1/08 | Jesse Garza and Raquel Rutledge
    UPDATE: Army shuts down warfare game At the request of Summerfest officials, the U.S. Army on Tuesday removed a virtual urban warfare game that allowed fest-goers as young as 13 to hop into a Humvee simulator and fire machine guns at life-size people displayed on a computer screen. "We're determining it's probably not something that we want to have shown at Summerfest," said John Boler, vice president of sales and marketing, said before the decision was made to request removal of the game, called Virtual Army Experience. The game drew criticism from Peace Action Wisconsin, which called it "totally inappropriate...
  • Americans are the New Jews

    06/14/2008 11:37:19 AM PDT · by foutsc · 11 replies · 80+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 14 June 08 | foutsc
    Well, the PEW Research Center just completed its latest "Who Hates America Most" survey, and the results are predictable, according to the International Herald Tribune.
  • These Things Are Not Coincidental

    05/28/2008 1:03:57 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 13 replies · 156+ views
    RedState.com ^ | 28 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    When some organizers for the Primary Campaign of Barak Obama in Oregon dropped several rented Porta-Potties in the middle of a memorial for fallen police officers, they made a statement. They deny this to the hilt, but I am convinced just as vehemently that these Porta-Potties didn’t get put where they were put as a result of unfortunate random number generation. Barak Obama’s political movement discourages the deep and profound disrespect for decency, patriotism and all accepted social norms. If this Porta-Potty incident were to have happened to Democratic Congressman Skelton of Missouri, who has been on the House Armed...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘First Time In My Adult Lifetime I Am Really Proud Of My Country’

    02/18/2008 2:42:19 PM PST · by HD1200 · 246 replies · 2,069+ views
    What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback and let me tell you something, For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I have seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues. It has made me proud."
  • Michelle Obama: ‘First Time In My Adult Lifetime I Am Really Proud of My Country’

    02/18/2008 2:53:30 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 37 replies · 940+ views
    "What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback and let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I have seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues. It it's made me proud."
  • THE KILLER-VET LIE

    01/17/2008 4:54:33 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies · 147+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/17/08 | NY Post Editorial Board
    Memo to New York Times Public Ed itor Clark Hoyt: Your urgent atten tion is needed on the slanderous 7,000-word front-page article published last Sunday about homicides allegedly committed by US veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. We say "allegedly," because the article lumped those merely accused of a homicide with those who've already been convicted. But that was the least of the piece's problems. As our colleague Ralph Peters so adroitly demonstrated on these pages Tuesday, the article embraced the hoariest of overwrought clichés - the US combat vet as psychotic killer. But on what evidence? None at...
  • The Decline and Fall of (American) Declinism

    12/31/2007 1:25:17 AM PST · by america4vr · 49 replies · 322+ views
    The American ^ | August 28, 2007 | Alan W. Dowd
    Under the heading “The end of a U.S.-centric world?” the PostGlobal section of The Washington Post website recently declared that “U.S. influence is in steep decline.” It was just the latest verse in a growing chorus of declinist doom-saying at home and abroad. In 2004, Pat Buchanan lamented “the decline and fall of the greatest industrial republic the world had ever seen.” In 2005, The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee concluded that Hurricane Katrina exposed “a hollow superpower.” In 2007, Pierre Hassner of the Paris-based National Foundation for Political Science declared, “It will not be the New American Century.” And the dirge...
  • Muslims discover Ron Paul (Anti-Zionists encouraged to register republican and send Paul money)

    11/19/2007 6:00:13 AM PST · by tlb · 254 replies · 496+ views
    WordPress.com ^ | November 18, 2007 | mariahussain
    After the Republican debate on Tuesday evening in Dearborn, Mich., a reporter from the Arab-American News asked Ron Paul what he thought of the term “Islamic fascism.” “It’s a false term to make people think we’re fighting Hitler,” Paul responded. “It’s war propaganda designed to generate fear so that the war has to be spread.” The call has gone out to all the Muslim Americans to hurry up and register to vote Republican so that they can vote in the Republican Primary to support Ron Paul, the anti-interventionist, non-isolationist candidate for President of the United States. Muslims are opening their...
  • Director De Palma disturbed over Iraq film edit

    10/19/2007 9:34:08 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 55 replies · 172+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 19, 2007 | Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK - Hollywood director Brian De Palma has lashed out at what he calls the censorship of his new film about Iraq and the chilling effect of corporate America on the war. De Palma's film, "Redacted," is based on the true story of a group of U.S. soldiers who raped and killed a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murdered members of her family. It has stunned audiences for its shocking images and rattled American conservative commentators before its U.S. opening next month. But De Palma says he is upset that the documentary-style drama has been censored. The film's distributor, Magnolia...
  • Letter: Paul fortunately isn't like rest of Republican Party

    09/16/2007 9:53:12 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 20 replies · 243+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | September 16, 2007 | Tim Shea
    The Republican Party, by almost universal disgruntled consent, is in every way a cause of concern for the limited government espoused in the articles adopted by the GOP membership. The Republican Party has become in governing what they've fear-mongered us for decades the Democratic party would be if, in fact, we elected Democrats to Washington. Let's be honest: The D.C. Republicans who've lied their way into leadership are little else than a rejected radical left wing of the Democratic party. Pre-emptive nuclear strikes? NAFTA, CAFTA? The Patriot Act? Enforcing U.N. resolutions? Lowering taxes a couple hundred dollars for the average...
  • Climb On Board The 'Ron Paul Revolution'

    09/16/2007 8:53:29 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 335 replies · 4,287+ views
    TheDay ^ | 9/16/2007 | Marc Guttman
    When Americans evaluate today's political landscape, most feel something between impotence and disapproval. So, while citizens shake their heads or shrug at the mainstream media's “top tier” presidential candidates, it is extraordinary how many are becoming overjoyed about one lesser covered candidate. Tens-of-thousands have joined the appropriately named Ron Paul Revolution, joining Meetup.com groups, putting up signs, and crossing states to attend rallies. Congressman Ron Paul's genuine message and untarnished record of promoting individual liberty for everyone, a free-market economy of wealth and abundance, and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace and free trade, has attracted vast support from diverse...
  • Put Away the Flags

    07/02/2007 10:46:00 AM PDT · by ColoCdn · 134 replies · 3,636+ views
    The Progressive ^ | 070107 | Howard Zinn
    On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. Is not nationalism -- that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder -- one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred? These ways of thinking -- cultivated, nurtured, indoctrinated from childhood on -- have been useful to those in power, and deadly for those out of power. National spirit can...
  • "We" - the Democrats' most Vicious Word

    06/29/2007 7:48:38 AM PDT · by GFritsch · 17 replies · 723+ views
    News By Us ^ | Jun 29, 07 | Joel Turtel
    Last night I listened to the Presidential debate between Democratic candidates, and I got almost physically sick. They kept repeating their most vicious word, “we,” for two hours. Here’s some typical policies the Democrat-looter candidates suggested: “We” need to give health care to all people with a “non-profit” socialized-medicine system (the same system that wrecked medical care in England and Canada?, and paid for by whom?). “We” need to give all kids tuition money for a college education (a socialist, anti-American-values education presided over by Marxist professors?, and paid for by whom?). “We” need pre-school for all children from age...
  • In some US cities, a revived push to let immigrants vote

    06/18/2007 7:59:59 PM PDT · by nckerr · 28 replies · 726+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6-18-07 | By Carol Huang
    Boston - No taxation without representation? Residents in Boston, New York, and other cities are reviving America's famous battle cry for political revolution. In the midst of a stormy national debate on immigration, they're challenging the idea of excluding noncitizens on a front that's less noticed but equally contentious. They want immigrants to vote. While that idea may seem outrageous to many, it's less radical than it sounds to its supporters. They want to limit such voting to local races and referendums and, in most areas, to legal immigrants. Supporters argue that noncitizens are long-term residents who care about the...
  • Miss USA Gives Mexicans Lesson In Graciousness

    05/31/2007 4:45:34 AM PDT · by blam · 58 replies · 2,874+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 5-30-2007
    Miss USA gives Mexicans lesson in graciousness By Herald wire services Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Miss USA Rachel Smith gets up after falling during the Miss Universe pageant. (AP photo) MEXICO CITY - When Miss USA took the stage, there was nary a caballero in the crowd. The Mexican audience booed and hooted Rachel Smith repeatedly during the weekend’s Miss Universe competition. The music was too loud to tell how they reacted when the gringa took a tumble on stage. Smith was encountering what other Americans have before her. Mexican rudeness toward all things American. In 2004 and 2005, Mexican...
  • Navy Disappointed With Lawsuit Against Anti-Submarine Warfare Training

    05/21/2007 10:52:51 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 5 replies · 558+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 5/19/2007, 3:54:00 PM | Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
    PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- The Navy is disappointed with EarthJustice’s decision to pursue litigation against critical training activities in Hawaiian waters, the deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said. “These fleet training activities are essential to the Navy’s ability to ensure our nation’s armed forces are fully combat ready and adequately trained according to established, time-tested standards,” said Rear Adm. John M. Bird. The suit, filed May 16 by EarthJustice on behalf of five non-government organizations, asks the court to prohibit naval sonar exercises near Hawaii, saying that sonar can have a negative impact on marine mammals. But such...
  • Caption these Bush-bashing Code Pink moonbats (extreme barf alert)

    05/10/2007 10:20:30 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 85 replies · 2,393+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 5/6/07 | codepinkhq
  • Jihadi Chic Ideology isn't everything.

    05/11/2007 6:55:19 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 611+ views
    NRO ^ | May 11, 2007 7:20 AM | By Jonah Goldberg
    At the annual Cairo antiwar conference in Egypt, the hot panel discussion this year was “Bridge-Building Between the Left and Islam.” John Rees, a British Trotskyite, observed: “Where else can you sit down in a single evening and listen to senior people from Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, people from the revolutionary left and the antiwar movement from around the globe?” Gosh, it sounds great. I’m just sorry I missed the rollicking game of Pictionary between the Castroites and the jihadis afterwards. Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute, recently reported in the New York Sun...
  • America's Broken-Down Army [TIME BARFCON 2 ALERT]

    04/05/2007 7:34:31 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 72 replies · 1,441+ views
    TIME ^ | 5 Apr 07 | Mark Thompson
    For most Americans, the Iraq war is both distant and never ending. For Private Matthew Zeimer, it was neither. Shortly after midnight on Feb. 2, Zeimer had his first taste of combat as he scrambled to the roof of the 3rd Infantry Division's Combat Outpost Grant in central Ramadi. Under cover of darkness, Sunni insurgents were attacking his new post from nearby buildings. Amid the smoke, noise and confusion, a blast suddenly ripped through the 3-ft. concrete wall shielding Zeimer and a fellow soldier, killing them both. Zeimer had been in Iraq for a week. He had been at his...
  • Some blame fall in apps on Hashemi ( Yale suffering from their Taliban )

    02/09/2007 9:45:08 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 860+ views
    yale daily news ^ | February 9, 2007 | Kimberly Chow
    Critics of Yale’s decision to admit former Taliban diplomat Rahmatullah Hashemi have suggested that the ensuing controversy was partially to blame for the decrease in applications to Yale this year... Applications to Yale for the class of 2011 decreased 9.7 percent ... While Yale administrators blamed the decline on last year’s record-low acceptance rate and natural year-to-year fluctuations, critics of the University have argued that high school students may have been disillusioned by Hashemi’s enrollment. Hashemi took classes at Yale through the Nondegree Students Program from the summer of 2005 through the end of the 2006 academic year, gaining national...
  • What a short, strange trip: Be-in is 40 (Smelly SF Hippie Alert)

    01/13/2007 6:56:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 88 replies · 2,207+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/13/2007 | LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO - Their hair, once a symbol of youthful rebellion, is mostly gray. Bodies that writhed with wild abandon when a guru invited them to "Turn on ... tune in ... drop out" now sport stiff knees and age spots. "How many of you are on acid right now?" rock critic Joel Selvin asked an audience of former hippies who turned out this past week to mark the 40th anniversary of the Human Be-in, the counterculture event that unofficially launched the Summer of Love. "How many of you are on antacid right now?" In many ways, the '60s as...
  • Woman turned away by doctor - for being American

    12/29/2006 11:11:17 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 88 replies · 4,251+ views
    The Local ^ | Published: 29th December 2006 11:51 CET | The Local
    An American woman has been refused treatment by a doctor in Blekinge in southern Sweden because of her nationality. The woman's husband has now reported the incident to the Medical Responsibility Board. Valery Johansson, who lives in a small town just outside Nashville, Tennessee, was in Sweden to celebrate Christmas with her husband's family. On Christmas Day, worried that she may have contracted strep throat, she sought medical help. Her husband and niece made an appointment for her at a clinic in the town of Karlshamn. "We went up there and the nurses were really nice. They did some swab...
  • Defying Bush, Specter Plans Syria Trip

    12/15/2006 8:48:47 PM PST · by kddid · 203 replies · 3,144+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec. 15, 2006 | Associated Press
    Sen. Arlen Specter, a 26-year Senate Republican, said he will visit Syria despite loud objections by the Bush administration, contending the situation in Iraq is so dire that it is time Congress step up to the plate and see what it can do. Specter, R-Pa., said in an interview late Friday that he is planning a trip to the Middle East that will include Israel and Syria. The senator said he and other Republicans are concerned that the administration's policies in the Middle East are not working and that other GOP members may follow in his footsteps. "I've talked to...
  • Report: Russia to start shipping nuclear fuel to Iran next March

    12/12/2006 12:04:42 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 8 replies · 540+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 21:44 12/12/2006
    Last update - 21:44 12/12/2006 Report: Russia to start shipping nuclear fuel to Iran next March By The Associated Press MOSCOW - Russia in March will start delivering nuclear fuel for the plant it is building in Iran, the head of a state company in charge of the project said Monday, according to Russian news reports. Atomstroexport's head Sergei Shmatko said during a trip to Tehran that he and Iranian officials had discussed financial problems related to the completion of the nuclear plant in Iran's southern port of Bushehr, the ITAR-Tass, Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies reported. Shmatko said...
  • Tancredo protestors turn violent

    12/01/2006 9:56:47 AM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 91 replies · 2,716+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Dec. 1, 2006 | Anne Mulkern
    Violence erupted at a Michigan law school Thursday when protestors tried to block a speech by Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo. Police were called after protestors pulled a fire alarm prior to the speech on immigration policies. There were at least three violent incidents with protestors targeting student backers of the event, Tancredo, R-Littleton, said today. "One was spit on, one was kicked, and one was punched," Tancredo said in an e-mail. "Tires were also slashed."
  • Woman Spits in Soldier's Face

    12/08/2006 3:07:49 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 349 replies · 11,723+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | December 08, 2006 | Staff
    Syracuse radio station WFBL reports that Lauren Maggi, 35, of Thurber Street was charged with harassment for spitting in a soldier's face at Hancock Airport. The incident happened over the Thanksgiving holiday. Maggi approached a soldier from the 10th Mountain Division, who apparently was not in uniform, and asked if he was a soldier. When he said yes, Maggi allegedly spit in his face. WFBL's news service is supplied by television station WTVH, which has nothing posted yet about the incident on its website. Syracuse.com carries this blurb: • Woman accused of spitting on soldier A Syracuse woman was charged...
  • Islamic Group Targets Columnist

    12/05/2006 12:00:42 AM PST · by xtinct · 72 replies · 1,823+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12-5-06 | staff
    An Islamic civil rights group wants a columnist removed from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council for criticizing Rep.-elect Keith Ellison's decision to use the Quran during his ceremonial swearing-in next month. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday that comments by Dennis Prager, a columnist and conservative talk radio host, displayed an intolerance toward Islam that makes him inappropriate to serve on the council, which oversees the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. President Bush appointed Prager in August to fill the remainder of a five-year term, which expires in January 2011. In his column last week, Prager wrote: "Insofar...
  • Where the Heart Is (Paltrow in January 2006, Exact Same Words!)

    12/04/2006 7:56:02 PM PST · by hpfisher · 30 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Guardian Unlimited ^ | Friday January 27, 2006 | Emma Brockes
    As she sees it now, she spent her 20s working too hard, never saying no to anything and succumbing to "the bad side of American psychology". "I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don't talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner parties. I like living here because I don't tap into the bad side of American psychology..."
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: I'm Proud to Be American

    12/04/2006 2:34:36 PM PST · by Racehorse · 166 replies · 5,713+ views
    People via AOL ^ | 4 December 2006 | Julie Jordan
    Gwyneth Paltrow is "deeply upset" over stories claiming she made anti-American remarks, and tells PEOPLE exclusively that she never said anything against her native country. "First of all I feel so lucky to be American. When you look at the rest of the world, we're so lucky, and that's something my dad always instilled in me," Paltrow tells PEOPLE. "I feel so proud to be American." . . . "I felt so upset to be completely misconstrued and I never, ever would have said that," says the 34-year-old Oscar winner. "I definitely did not say that I think the British...
  • FRANCE: Royal stumbles in row over attack on Israel as 'Nazi'

    12/03/2006 5:14:21 PM PST · by MadIvan · 101 replies · 2,589+ views
    The Times ^ | December 4, 2006 | Adam Sage
    Ségolène Royal, the French presidential candidate, was embroiled in a damaging row on a visit to the Middle East yesterday after appearing to condone a Hezbollah MP who denounced US “insanity” and compared Israel to the Nazis.Ms Royal, the first woman with a realistic chance of winning the French presidency, was struggling to extricate herself from the controversy sparked by a meeting in Beirut with MPs, including Ali Ammar of Hezbollah. In a 20-minute tirade Mr Ammar attacked “unlimited American insanity” for sending troops into Afghanistan and Iraq. He then said that Israeli “Nazism” was no better than Hitler’s Third...
  • America-hating Europe all talk, no action

    11/22/2006 11:19:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,213+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | October 31, 2006 | Jonathan Gurwitz
    Hypocrisy, thy name is Europe. Criticizing the United States is perfectly acceptable — in fact, Americans have raised political self-criticism to the level of an institutional art form. For goodness sake, the dictator of Venezuela — which won its independence from a European colonial power — went before the United Nations to commend a book by an American academic condemning Yankee imperialist domination. If you're going to condemn the United States for all its failings, then, please, offer some meaningful alternative, some heightened vision, afforded by your long acquaintance with war, bigotry and its victims, along with your censure. The...