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  • Observers do nothing to help dying man in Chicago street

    04/21/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 1:28 PM EDT
    Surveillance video shows more than a dozen people doing nothing to help a Chicago bartender as he is attacked, left unconscious on the street and accidentally run over by a taxi. Marques Gaines later died at a hospital. The family of 32-year-old Gaines has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against several businesses and taxi companies in his Feb. 7 death. …
  • The makings of our voting universe

    02/13/2016 10:13:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/14 | Obie Usategui
    Our nation’s impending illiteracy and apathy, were the principal causes for electing the likes of a Barack Obama to the presidency of the nation as well allowing for a Hillary Clinton or a Bernie Sanders to contend for the presidency If you are like me, a political enthusiast of sorts, you probably have not missed any of the political debates that have taken place in the last few weeks, just as you might have followed the overwhelming blitzkrieg of national polls with last-minute details on how candidates are doing in their presidential races. By now, I am almost sure, you...
  • GOOD NEWS!!!

    06/01/2015 5:42:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    BTLD | 6/1/15 | BTLD
  • Clarissa Ward On 4 Years Of Civil War In Syria [And Chaos From Obamas JV-Team]

    03/17/2015 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 17, 2015
    CBS NEWSMarch 16, 2015 Clarissa Ward On 4 Years Of Civil War In Syria Sunday marked four years since Syria plunged into chaotic civil war. As the conflict enters its fifth year, President Bashar Assad remains resolute in the face of a rebel movement determined to remove him from power. The consequences of the war are staggering: more than 215,000 people have been killed and nearly 4 million are now refugees. The change was precipitated by the formation of the Free Syrian Army, and with it, the militarization of the conflict, said Ward. "The fiercer the bombardments came from the...
  • When my church found out I worked for Planned Parenthood, they kicked me out. What if…

    12/15/2014 5:29:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Mon Nov 10, 2014 | Abby Johnson
    I wrote in my book, “unPlanned,” about a church that kicked me out when they found out that I worked for Planned Parenthood. I often get questioned about that, whether I still think they made the wrong decision. My answer is a resounding YES. I try not to go down the “what if” road very often. It isn’t fruitful and just makes you feel crummy. But, just for the sake of this article, let’s go there. What if I had been ministered to instead of shunned by that church? How could my life be different? Well, maybe I would have...
  • Glick's Family 'Shocked' at US Silence over Shooting

    11/04/2014 8:47:46 AM PST · by docbnj · 24 replies
    Artz Sheva ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | Ari Yashar
    A message from Yitz Glick, the brother of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick who was shot four times last Wednesday by an Arab terrorist in Jerusalem, reveals shocking differences in the US administration's reaction to events in Israel. Yitz wrote to Glick (who is not related to the family), saying "I just wanted to tell you that our family is shocked that we haven't heard a single word from the US State Dept., the US Ambassador or any representative of the US government regarding the shooting of our brother a US citizen Yehuda Glick."
  • Video: It Matters (Voting Motivator)

    11/03/2014 6:47:31 PM PST · by bizzyblog · 4 replies
    BizzyBlog, PJMedia, YouTube ^ | 11/3/2014 | Tom Blumer
    Back in August, I suspected that we would be where we are today. That expectation led me to shake off the musical cobwebs and do something I haven’t done since I’ve been old enough to vote, and to do something else I had never done before: write a song and produce a music video, respectively. Here, with the help of a tremendous singer and a first-rate recording engineer, is the result: It Matters I encourage readers (and now, viewers) to show “It Matters” to people who don’t think their vote matters, and persuade them to get out and vote. Because it...
  • Culture of Corruption in Federal Bureaucracy

    02/28/2014 7:58:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Februar28, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating of a corrupt bureaucratic culture in many, if not all, federal agencies. Revelations of lavish meetings at fancy hotels, featuring stupid but expensive custom-made videos emerged in the last couple of years. But even worse, cases of bureaucrats stealing from taxpayers by taking time off while still being paid high salaries have been reported recently, with their supervisors knowingly turning a blind eye to the taxpayer rip-off. The EPA’s highest-paid employee pretended to be a CIA agent and defrauded the taxpayers of about $900,000 in salary and travel expenses (often first class airfare and five star hotels)....
  • How Did that Idiot Get Elected?

    10/31/2013 11:41:30 AM PDT · by Drew McKissick · 13 replies ^ | 10/31/13 | Drew McKissick
    Ever sit at home and watch the evening news or read the paper and see a story about some elected official who does something so incredibly stupid that it makes you mutter (or yell) to yourself, "How did that idiot get elected?" If so, you're not alone. So how did they get that job? The short answer is usually, "he (or she) showed up" – plus “apathy”. They went to the meetings nobody else wanted to go to.They volunteered to do the things nobody else would do.They were then asked to serve on some committee.Eventually they were put in charge...
  • Why don't whites have black friends?

    08/20/2013 8:41:00 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 247 replies
    CNN ^ | August 19, 2013 | Tanner Colby
    <p>White people are products of their own whitewashed, sanitized environment. Black people have been systematically excluded from white neighborhoods. Black stories rarely surface in popular culture. The history of race in high school textbooks has been boiled down to a handful of bedtime stories about Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks. Try to tap into the average white person's feelings on race and you won't necessarily find feelings of hate and antipathy. You just won't find much of anything, no fully formed or well-considered thoughts about race of any kind. There's nothing really there. Even white people who want black friends don't know where to start.</p>
  • School Molestation: Are We Civilized or Just Apathetic?

    02/05/2012 8:23:05 PM PST · by stolinsky · 17 replies ^ | 02-06-12 | stolinsky
      School Molestation: Are We Civilized or Just Apathetic? David C. Stolinsky Feb. 6, 2012 On the evening of July 27, 1984 my wife and I were in Westwood, a few blocks from the UCLA campus. It was just before the Los Angeles Olympics, and the streets were crowded. Suddenly we heard many sirens. A man came into the store and announced that someone had driven his car onto the sidewalk on Westwood Boulevard and mowed down many pedestrians. It turned out that the driver had no connection to terrorism. Paramedics and firefighters were triaging the injured. There were...
  • The laziest lighting job in Christmas history.

    12/04/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Happy Place ^ | December 1, 2011 | Happy Place
    The laziest lighting job in Christmas history. Sometimes extreme apathy can lead to extreme ingenuity. With one simple word and a miniscule fraction of the effort, the guy on the right is expressing the exact same level of Christmas spirit as his show-offy, bigger-budgeted neighbor. Plus that guy borrowed a rake from him like three years ago, so it all evens out.
  • Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks (Teaparty 40% Unfavorably) NYT Slime

    08/05/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4 ,2011 | By MICHAEL COOPER and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
    Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks (Teaparty 40% Unfavorably) NYT Slimefest The debate over raising the debt ceiling, which brought the nation to the brink of default, has sent disapproval of Congress to its highest level on record and left most Americans saying that creating jobs should now take priority over cutting spending, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll. A record 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job — the most since The Times first began asking the question in 1977, and even more than after...
  • Yawning as terror targets our troops

    12/11/2010 3:31:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    When jihad-bent American Muslims target American soldiers on American soil, why does America yawn? The Fort Hood massacre has faded from view. The ambush at an Army recruiting station in Little Rock barely registered on the national radar screen. And the arrest this week of a Baltimore-area bomb plotter, intent on blowing up a military center and murdering our troops in the name of Allah, was met with a collective shrug. It's pointless to rally citizens around "never forget" when their heads are in the sand. Civil-liberties absolutists are more outraged by the alleged "entrapment" of Muslim convert Muhammad Hussain...
  • Unions Target Dispirited Voters ("There seems to be a lot of apathy out there")

    10/04/2010 11:12:03 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/04/10 | Melanie Trottman
    With four weeks to go until Election Day, union leaders are cranking up their ground game to mobilize a dispirited rank-and-file and turn out votes for Democrats. ~ snip ~ "A few years ago we promised people change and a lot of them don't think this change has happened soon enough," said John Meyerson, a lead coordinator of union-member volunteer efforts in Southeastern Pennsylvania. ~ snip ~ "When it to comes to rank-and-file employees such as myself, we have our activists and those we can't mobilize," said Sylvia Pino, a Safeway grocery clerk who volunteered in the 2008 election. She...
  • Clinton: Dems battling anger, apathy and amnesia

    09/08/2010 9:49:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on ^ | 9/8/10 | Andrew DeMillo - AP
    Little Rock, Ark. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday it would be a mistake for voters to give in to "anger, apathy and amnesia" and deprive Arkansas of the Senate Agriculture chairmanship by defeating Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Clinton returned to his home state to rally support for Lincoln as she fights to save her Senate career and to help raise money for two Democratic congressional hopefuls. Most polls show Lincoln badly trailing her Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. John Boozman, though she has more money for the race. Clinton told a roomful of supporters at a downtown Little...
  • Anger grows as disaster reaches Panhandle beaches

    06/04/2010 2:50:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 179 replies · 6,145+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | June 4, 2010 | By MELISSA NELSON
    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — The smell of oil hangs heavy in the sea air. Children with plastic shovels scoop up clumps of goo in the waves. Beachcombers collect tarballs as if they were seashells. The oil has now reached the shores of four Gulf states — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Swimmers at Pensacola Beach rushed out of the water after wading into the mess, while other beachgoers inspected the clumps with fascination, some taking pictures. Children were seen playing with the globs as if they were Play-Doh. Randy Ivie, a charter boat captain, broke down in tears as tried...
  • Obama: The Symptom of What's Ailing America

    05/21/2010 2:18:04 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 11 replies · 867+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 21, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Reader Larry G at Hot Air left this comment, saying that he's trying to pass it around. Well, Larry, I'm here to help. Think about this, America... Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama...
  • Young People...Don't Sleep Through the Revolution!

    05/12/2010 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 7 replies · 309+ views ^ | April 14, 2010 | Brittany Pounders (go to website for hyperlinks!) I recently attended my Senatorial Convention as a Delegate for the first time and couldn’t help but see the glaringly obvious. Most people were the age of my grandparents. I know many of these wonderful people have been involved in their local politics for decades. It’s a thankless effort on behalf of the rest of us who may vote if we feel like fitting it into our schedules and if nothing more important takes precedent on our calendars. These sage wise men and women don’t get paid to give of their time on behalf...
  • Shocking poll: Brown leads in Mass.

    01/10/2010 7:20:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 120 replies · 5,031+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 9, 2010 | David Freddoso
    Don't look now, but Republican Scott Brown leads Democrat Martha Coakley by one point, 48 to 47 percent, in Public Policy Polling's new poll of the January 19 special Senate election in Massachusetts. Brown is benefiting from depressed Democratic interest in the election and a huge lead among independents for his surprisingly strong standing. Those planning to vote in the special election only report having voted for Barack Obama in 2008 by a 16 point margin, in contrast to his actual 26 point victory in the state.
  • The Youth Vote Moves On

    12/14/2009 3:40:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 627+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama was the Political Pied Piper of 2008. His campaign motivated millions of young people to finally come to the polls and pull the levers -- and not just for Obama but other party members down the ticket, yielding sweeping power for the Democrats in Congress. A year of Obama has come and gone and so have many of his youthful supporters. This does not bode well for 2010 and beyond. Obama owes his presidency to the ranks of 18-24 year olds who overwhelmingly supported him over John McCain (66-32 percent). He tapped into their idealistic yearnings with promises...
  • Ill. governor discusses sale of prison to house Gitmo detainees

    11/15/2009 7:11:28 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 26 replies · 1,165+ views
    AP ^ | 11-15-2009 | Staff
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says selling a prison in the state's rural northwest is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create jobs...
  • The Obama coalition is fragmenting

    10/08/2009 9:08:15 PM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,011+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | October 08, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    Good tidings from Virginia that may extend all the way across the nation. The coalition of voters that propelled Barack Obama to the White House is fragmenting and falling away, losing interest in Obama and unlikely to support other Democrats in future elections- at least if the Virginia gubernatorial election holds clues to the rest of the electorate. The anti-GOP wave has crested. From the Washington Post regarding a poll of Virginians focus on potentially critical shifts among Obama's coalition:
  • The Give-a-Damn Index reaches new high

    08/30/2009 2:11:15 PM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 1,086+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | August 30, 2009 | C. Edmund Wright
    Scott Rasmussen's Daily Presidential Tracking Poll gets a lot of national attention -- as it should -- with the index balancing the strongly approve numbers versus the strongly disapprove numbers. Taken with the three day rolling average concept, an argument could be made that Rasmussen's poll and his index is the best snap shot of informed and engaged Americans at any given time. Certainly the fact that sometime around July 4th this poll crossed into negative territory and has stayed there is significant. Also important and telling is the fact that the strongly disapprove numbers have hovered around 40% for...
  • Voting Rate Dips As Older Whites Stay Home [Enabled 0 to Win OH & PA!]

    07/20/2009 1:43:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies · 2,165+ views
    APReport ^ | July 20, 2009
    Voting rate dips as older whites stay home About 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters cast ballots in November WASHINGTON - For all the attention generated by Barack Obama's candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen years. The reason: Older whites with little interest in backing either Barack Obama or John McCain stayed home. Census figures released Monday show about 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters, or 131.1 million people, voted last November. Although that represented an increase of 5 million voters — virtually all...
  • Coincidence or Providence? Exclusive: Steve Deace sees great significance in spelling bee's victory

    06/06/2009 5:40:52 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 6 replies · 832+ views
    It might have been just a coincidence, but if it was, it was an awfully eerie one. Last week, 13-year-old Kayva Shivashankar won the 2009 National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "Laodicean." That word left a lot of Americans befuddled. Typically, the vast majority of Americans that are products of our nation's collective calamity known as the government schools have no clue how to spell or define the words used at the National Spelling Bee. "Laodicean" is certainly no different. The uninformed mainstream media did its typical best to keep Americans as uninformed as they are. Most of those...
  • Are the Tea Parties Just Parties?

    04/14/2009 4:31:30 AM PDT · by DonTWC · 49 replies · 1,070+ views
    Don Marsh
    This is my first post here in a long time. Since my last post, back in 2001, I have worked on a few campaigns for local conservative candidates, I've been a candidate, and I have been on my local Republican Executive Committee. I also publish a local elections blog in which I give all local candidates a username and password so they can blog with impunity at no cost in a local forum where people are looking for them. What has been so frustrating is seeing how conservatives will make a big show of outrage over some government wrongdoing, but...
  • A Warning for Americans: A Message from a South African

    03/30/2009 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 18 replies · 1,335+ views
    Unknown ^ | 2001 | Robbie Noel
    People used to say that South Africa was 20 years behind the rest of the Western world. Television, for example, came late to South Africa (but so did pornography and the gay* rights movement). Today, however, South Africa may be the grim model of the future Western world, for events in America reveals trends chillingly similar to those that destroyed our country. America's structures are Western. Your Congress, your lobbying groups, your free speech, and the way ordinary Americans either get involved or ignore politics are peculiarly Western, not the way most of the world operates. But the fact that...
  • 'From my cold dead hands' and gun-owner apathy

    03/16/2009 9:15:46 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 62 replies · 1,529+ views ^ | March 15th, 2009 | John Pierce
    When these gun owners are pressed about their true dedication to the cause of gun rights, they invariably offer the infamous "… from my cold dead fingers" or "They can have them … bullets first". To these people, I would like to say, "Please stop with the clichés! If your freedom means so little to you that you are not willing to fight for it politically, then do not insult my intelligence by claiming to be willing to lay down your life for it."
  • Burke: Good Samaritans shouldn't have to think twice

    03/02/2009 1:11:41 PM PST · by Miykayl · 3 replies · 585+ views (The Record Searchlight) ^ | Sunday, March 1, 2009 | Alana Marie Burke
    ...Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger... showed that Americans are hungry for good old-fashioned heroism and happy endings. Thanks to our convoluted legal system, however, they may not get what they crave. A case in point involves Nigel Haskett, an employee at a McDonald's in Arkansas. In August, Haskett came to the rescue of a woman inside the restaurant being beaten in the face by a man...
  • The best kept secrets of the anti-violence movement, Part V: What does it ask of you?

    01/24/2009 6:58:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies · 344+ views
    LA gun rights examiner ^ | 23 January, 2009 | by John Longenecker
    This week, Virginia Tech saw another brutal killing, and without a gun. The interesting thing about knives is that they are silent and they do not run out of ammunition. Witnesses did nothing. The campus alert system announced the incident long after it was a completed act, taking fifteen minutes to complete the student body list of cell-phone recipients. One of the best kept secrets in the anti-violence movement is to tone down - obfuscate - details of the incident. It takes a little curiosity and a little searching to discover how brutal this killing was on campus, a gun...
  • Let’s Get Out The VOTES!

    11/02/2008 9:15:41 AM PST · by JosephJames · 5 replies · 385+ views
    God and Politics ^ | November 2, 2008 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    I believe that most of us participants of Free Republic believe in God, who loves all of His creatures, and we want that members of our government to be also people who believe in God and try to do what God wants because they trust God more than themselves. Does God not want only our love for Him and our love for each neighbor which God created, behind whom Jesus hides ("You did it to ME"!; Mt 25:40)? Thus it is very important to help, in any way, to encourage and bring our friends and acquaintances, who believe as we...
  • Back in the USSR

    08/16/2008 12:13:14 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 25 replies · 225+ views
    Insight ^ | Aug. 14, '08 | Jeff Jacoby
    Henry Kissinger used to say that while it can be dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, to be a friend is fatal. The people of South Vietnam learned that bitter lesson when the United States abandoned them in 1975. The Poles learned it after Yalta, the Hungarian freedom fighters learned it in 1956, and Cubans learned it at the Bay of Pigs. And tens of thousands of Iraqis learned it in 1991, when at the urging of George H.W. Bush they rose against Saddam Hussein, only to be slaughtered when American support never materialized. Now we can...
  • Hedonism Leads to Apathy (and Pacifism)

    04/22/2008 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 100 replies · 89+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/2008 | Yomin Postelnik
    The world has seen many cultures rise and fall. The common thread among all, from the Ancient Romans and Greeks to others, is that prior to their fall they became selfish, gluttonous and apathetic. They adopted the feel good and do it now mentality that today’s secularists feel is an invention of their own. Anyone who studies human nature should find it apparent that our Creator set up a system whereby gluttonous selfishness leads to apathy. It is therefore of no surprise that those who embody the “feel good, do it now” movement are so out of touch with the...
  • Increased Knowledge About Global Warming Leads To Apathy, Study Shows

    03/28/2008 10:32:41 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,054+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-28-2008 | Texas A&M University
    Increased Knowledge About Global Warming Leads To Apathy, Study Shows ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2008) — The more you know the less you care -- at least that seems to be the case with global warming. A telephone survey of 1,093 Americans by two Texas A&M University political scientists and a former colleague indicates that trend, as explained in their recent article in the peer-reviewed journal Risk Analysis. "More informed respondents both feel less personally responsible for global warming, and also show less concern for global warming," states the article, titled "Personal Efficacy, the Information Environment, and Attitudes toward Global Warming...
  • Apathy U

    11/27/2007 11:55:30 AM PST · by bs9021 · 17 replies · 90+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 27, 2007 | Emily Mullin
    Apathy U by: Emily Mullin, November 27, 2007 “Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” The quote was said by one of our most famous founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. And although it was spoken over 200 years ago, the message is still applicable today. The world has changed slightly since the time of Thomas Jefferson, and so has the youth of America. Young people now live in a sort of bubble, a controlled environment called college. We permeate our brains with information five days a week and our livers with...
  • UK: Deserted streets greet soldiers' parade on their return from Afghanistan

    10/05/2007 5:47:04 PM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,304+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 6, 2007 | MICHAEL SEAMARK and ARTHUR MARTIN
    A homecoming fit for heroes? Deserted streets greet soldiers' parade on their return from Afghanistanby MICHAEL SEAMARK and ARTHUR MARTIN - More by this author » Last updated at 00:45am on 6th October 2007  After six months risking their lives against the Taliban in Afghanistan, they might have expected a token show of appreciation from a grateful public.  But as they paraded through Abingdon in Oxfordshire, these brave soldiers had the streets almost to themselves. Four hundred men from the 4th Logistic Support Regiment - dressed in desert fatigues - were virtually ignored on their march to St Helen's...
  • On Ribbons, School Colors, and Candlelight Vigils

    04/23/2007 11:38:03 AM PDT · by Minuteman23 · 6 replies · 873+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 4/23/07 | Joanie Fischer
    Shortly after the tragedy last October at the Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, PA I saw a fellow interviewed (can’t remember where) who travels around to schools and instructs students as to how to react if an armed intruder enters their classroom. Simplified, his basic premise was to act as quickly as possible. To work as a group, grab whatever might be handy, throw the objects en masse at the intruder, and rush him collectively. His theory was that, by doing so, the odds are greater for a larger number of survivors to walk out of the classroom alive than...
  • How can anyone be a bystander while someone is stabbed? Mark Steyn

    09/12/2003 7:26:42 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 98 replies · 490+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 12 Sep 2003 | Mark Steyn
    How can anyone be a bystander while someone is stabbed? By Mark Steyn (Filed: 13/09/2003) On September 11, 2001, the first individual to be named among the dead was the wife of the US Solicitor-General, Barbara Olson, whom I'd sat next to at dinner a couple of months earlier. On September 11, 2003, I woke to the news of the death of the Swedish foreign minister, Anna Lindh, whom I also sat next to a couple of months ago, at a conference. I can't claim anything other than the most casual acquaintance with either lady, but even an accidental proximity...
  • Our Own Insurgency?

    12/09/2006 6:49:51 AM PST · by wgflyer · 31 replies · 1,024+ views
    It is common knowledge that today’s gangs are very well armed and are very willing to kill or maim to achieve control over their turf and to commit their crimes. For quite a while, now, it has been common knowledge that illegal immigrants from south of the border are creating or joining violent gangs in our inner cities. It is common knowledge that a significant portion of our prison inmates are illegal aliens and or gang members. Some states are trying to implement state witness protection programs so as to protect the public from gang retributions. One interviewee said that...
  • Pelosi Fiddles while America gets ready to burn (vanity).

    11/28/2006 8:48:59 PM PST · by Rca2000 · 3 replies · 275+ views
    11-28-06 | Rca2000
    SO...have any of you heard?? Micahel Richards made some racist comments last week... OH..I forgot..that is about ALL that has been in the news lately.. That, and the part about Maddame Pelosi defending terrorists, and of course...Brittany Spears getting ready to re-start her career. No , or at least very little mention of some REAL threats out there.. It looks like the "Big bear",( whom many of the unwashed masses have been brainwashed into believing is "no threat anyomre, or never was a threat,) is starting to show some ominous signs of returning back to the "old ways" of doing...

    08/25/2006 5:05:20 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies · 938+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 25 August 2006 | JENNIFER RADCLIFFE
    Evacuees in area schools being held back at high ratesOne in four Houston Independent School District students displaced by Hurricane Katrina failed to make enough academic progress to be promoted to the next grade this school year — a far higher rate than their classmates and an indicator of the massive challenges still facing area schools. About 700 of the 2,900 Katrina students returning to HISD this year were held back, including 41 percent of high school sophomores and 52 percent of juniors. That 24 percent retention rate was among the highest in the area, according to retention rates released...
  • Carter: Bush hurts prospects for peace

    08/05/2006 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 77 replies · 1,420+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | 05 AUGUST 2006 | Ed Golder
    President Bush has pursued an "erroneous policy" that has fostered violence in the Middle East, said former President Jimmy Carter, who brokered the historic Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt. "In my opinion, maybe the worst ally Israel has had in Washington has been the George W. Bush administration, which hasn't worked to bring a permanent peace to Israel," Carter said Friday during a stop in West Michigan. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, were here as part of a fundraiser for their son, Jack Carter, who is seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Nevada. The $500-a-person event, attended by...
  • orget About Civil War In Iraq-One Is Coming To America

    04/16/2006 8:40:59 AM PDT · by lana turner · 167 replies · 4,614+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | 04/11/2006 | Chuck Baldwin
    While American troops are hunkered down in "safe zones" in Iraq trying to stay out of an escalating civil war, our government seems oblivious to a growing threat of civil war right here in the United States. As anyone can see, millions of illegal aliens living here are becoming more vocal, more demonstrative, more belligerent, and more violence-prone by the day. Unless our government takes deliberate and significant action immediately, America could be in for serious civil unrest real soon. It is absolutely incredible that our government would tolerate people who are not even legal residents of our country to...
  • Anti-war protesters in SLC, elsewhere lament apathy

    03/19/2006 9:03:46 AM PST · by DCPatriot · 24 replies · 492+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/19/06 | Tribune staff writer Ellen Fagg, The Associated Press and The New York Times contributed to this rep
    By the time the war protesters began their march Saturday morning in Salt Lake City, only about 50 people had gathered. Their numbers had swelled to about 200 by noon - and that was with a little high-tech help from a marcher who text-messaged friends to join him. The early low turnout was discouraging to some, such as Susan Westergard of Holladay. "There's just about more policemen here than people," said the Democratic candidate for the Utah House of Representatives in District 40, nodding to the squadron of eight motorcycle officers parked alongside 400 South. "I guess the longer the...
  • RE my earlier post:

    03/09/2006 8:22:29 PM PST · by Old-Retired-Trucker · 22 replies · 426+ views
    Like so many Patriots..... I DON'T CARE!
  • Carter urges troop withdrawal from Iraq

    03/08/2006 8:59:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 147 replies · 4,292+ views
    AP ^ | March 8, 2006 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE -- Former President Jimmy Carter criticized the war in Iraq on Wednesday, urging a troop drawdown as the United States enters its fourth year of conflict in Iraq. "It was a completely unnecessary war. It was an unjust war," said Carter, the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner. "It was initiated on the basis of false pretenses. All of those are true, but we can't just pre-emptively withdraw."
  • Canada: Bystanders ignore plight of burning homeless man

    12/14/2005 7:54:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 158 replies · 3,426+ views
    The Times Colonist ^ | December 14, 2005 | Maurice Bridge
    Bystanders ignore plight of burning homeless man     Christine Wellstead, an emergency room nurse at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, stands near an alcove outside a Starbucks where she doused a homeless man whose comforter caught fire while he was sleeping. Photograph by : Ian Smith, CanWest News Service         Maurice Bridge, CanWest News Service Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 VANCOUVER -- St. Paul's emergency nurse Christine Wellstead has seen some pretty rough things on the job, but nothing has shaken her as much as the callous indifference she witnessed Monday night as bystanders ignored...
  • Prez Carter ponders the paranormal

    12/16/2005 9:25:57 AM PST · by ncountylee · 73 replies · 1,470+ views
    nydailynews ^ | December 15th, 2005 | Lloyd Grove
    As President, Jimmy Carter may not have consulted an astrologer to decide the details of his schedule - á la Nancy Reagan directing her husband's busy days. But Ronald Reagan's predecessor did once employ a woman in a trance to locate a downed government plane in Africa. "We had a plane go down in the Central African Republic. A twin-engine plane. Small plane. And we couldn't find it," the 81-year-old 39th President reveals to GQ magazine's Wil S. Hylton. "So we oriented satellites that were going around the Earth every 90 minutes to fly over that spot where we thought...
  • U.S. Activists Fast Outside Guantanamo

    12/13/2005 12:37:10 AM PST · by CHACHI · 14 replies · 598+ views
    HAVANA — American activists camping out at a Cuban military checkpoint outside the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay started their first day of a water-only fast Monday to protest the treatment of suspected terrorists detained at the base. Members of the largely Christian group Witness Against Torture are demanding access to the prisoner camp to meet with inmates. The activists arrived late Sunday at the checkpoint, which is about five miles from the U.S. base, after a five-day march from the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. "We can see the windmills of the U.S. base, we can see some...