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  • Straight Outta Compton Whitewashes N.W.A.’s Racism

    08/16/2015 10:29:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 8/14/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    My Instagram and Facebook feeds have been filled with unwitting apologists for racism against Korean-American small-business owners. Heckuva job, Hollywood! Here’s how the poison is spreading. A savvy marketing team at Universal/Comcast Corp. developed a Web toy that allows social-media fans to customize the theatrical poster logo for the media giant’s new biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Hundreds of thousands of clueless users have uploaded photos of themselves and substituted “Compton” with the names of their hometowns. Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams, LeBron James, and Ed Sheeran are among the celebrities who helped make the meme go viral. Youth-vote-pandering GOP Florida senator...
  • Too Old to be in the Armed Forces?

    12/21/2014 4:15:47 PM PST · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/21/2014 | T Rose
    There are many willing to join the military to fight the radical Jihadists, this includes all ages. Here's someone we came across and heard his perspective. With further adieu, I give you Tony Rose. "I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing backwards." "Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at least 35". The rest of Tony's...
  • Woman from Wild Wings Contacts Radio Facts, States Black Patrons Asked to Leave for Several Reasons

    08/30/2013 3:45:04 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    Radio Facts ^ | 8/26/2013 | Radio Facts
    A woman contacted Radio Facts who works at the Wild Wings restaurant that asked the black patrons to leave. and asked that we allow her to be anonymous. She states there are several reasons the group was asked to leave (below), You’re only getting one side of story here. I work at the restaurant and your representation of the events is way off base. The group was being loud and obnoxious to both customers and staffers. They kept complaining about their long wait and were talking about how “whitey” was able to get seated, but they were not. The...
  • Foxnews Advice to Citizens on Events Like the Boston Bombing [Vanity on segment]

    04/20/2013 6:20:09 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 68 replies
    Vanity | 4/20/2013 | Self
    Fox news has their medical guy on a little segment a few minutes ago, "on the couch", I guess it was Saturday morning fox and friends. The guy's big advice for everyone: a) Think of the "positives". What does he list as the positives ? The surgeons, the government's first responders, the police, etc. He says to focus on the heroics of people working for the medical community and the government. Not once did he say anything about individual citizens who were not part of the machinery of state. His comments suggest that everyone should be cheering on the implementers...
  • Inspiration From a Teen Born Without Eyes or Nose

    03/09/2013 8:08:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | March 8, 2013 | Michael Brown
    The news line on Drudge Report immediately got my attention: Girl Born Without Eyes or Nose. But when I clicked on the link, expecting to read about a just-born, severely handicapped baby, I found a very different story, a story about a courageous teenager with an amazing attitude to life. One simple quote from her said it all. Before I share the quote, let me introduce you to 16 year-old Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose. A child like this would be the perfect candidate for abortion in today’s society, especially since her condition is traced to “a rare...
  • Why Do Societies Give Up?

    02/14/2013 3:53:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 14, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline? Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Reasons run from inflation and excessive spending to resource depletion and enemy invasion, as historians attempt to understand the sudden collapse of the Mycenaeans, the Aztecs and, apparently, the modern Greeks. In literature from Catullus to Edward Gibbon, wealth and leisure -- and who gets the most of both -- more often than poverty and exhaustion implode civilization. One recurring theme seems consistent in Athenian literature on the eve of the city's...
  • 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America

    07/13/2012 10:34:52 AM PDT · by SLB · 87 replies
    PostMasculine ^ | 10 July 2012 | Mark Manson
    Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you don’t want to be around him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. The United States is my alcoholic brother. And although I will always love him, I don’t want to be near him at the moment. I know that’s harsh, but I really feel my home country is not in a good place these days. That’s...
  • Just Wondering

    05/09/2012 9:52:49 AM PDT · by jdietz · 27 replies
    Reading the different news and blog sites I notice that every time liberals don't get their way the threats, the cursing, the shouting, or the vulgar displays start. When liberals have protests or marches the area is trashed. What is the mind set of these people? How were they raised? How do you have a save the planet march and create tons of garbage. OK! Are these people crazy?
  • Inept young applicants have hiring managers struggling to fill jobs

    10/24/2011 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 151 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/24/11 | Virginia Backaitis
    He doesn’t think it’s too much to ask of a job seeker. A resume, a statement of salary expectations and a single written paragraph that answers a question like, “What do you believe a good customer service representative’s attitude should be?” (snip) Stories are legion of inept or half-hearted applicants who submit resumes marred by misspellings, show up at interviews dressed for a beach party, make inappropriate jokes, fail to learn basic details about the job and company in question, and otherwise leave hiring managers aghast. (snip) “Who the hell is going to hire these people?” asks Heinemeier Hansson. “Who...
  • Refuse to give in - “She is just Jesse”

    01/18/2011 3:02:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2011 | JENNY DIAL
    Jesse was adopted by Ron and Anne Landry when she was just 2 days old. [snip] “I started playing basketball when I was about 3,” she said. “I started to really like it a few years later, and my brothers would work with me. They didn’t go easy on me. They knew I had to work harder than everyone else.” [snip] “She was always so determined,” Anne said. “You couldn’t tell her that she couldn’t do anything.” Nimitz coach Debbie Jackson caught her first glimpse of Jesse when she was playing for the Teague Middle School eighth-grade team. One of...
  • They can't read, can't write and think the world owes them a living.

    03/10/2010 12:47:05 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 33 replies · 1,201+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:46 PM on 10th March 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Growing numbers of British school-leavers have 'attitude problems' and believe the world 'owes them a living', a Tesco boss warned today. Youngsters too often turn up late for work and interviews and fail to see the importance of dressing neatly and working with others, said Lucy Neville-Rolfe, director of corporate and legal affairs. Many also struggle with basic maths and English as exams become easier and schools fail to properly enforce discipline. In a hard-hitting speech, Mrs Neville-Rolfe, 56, one of the most powerful and well-paid women in British business, blamed failures in our education system. She said shortcomings among...
  • TARP inspector to say transparency 'attitude' on bailout frustrating

    09/24/2009 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 267+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/24/09 | Silla Brush
    The government is failing to disclose the full details of how the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector has been implemented, the program's top government watchdog will say on Thursday. Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General over the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), will testify to Congress that the government's "basic attitude" on the transparency and accountability of the program "remains a significant frustration."
  • general view of life

    09/08/2009 7:22:28 AM PDT · by dvd_babb · 5 replies · 357+ views
    09/08/2009 | dbabb
    Military Veteran, House Raided, Losing House, Current Recession. On 08-24-09, my house which I am losing was raided and my family was treated extremely poorly(injuries). There was nothing found and yet my son was arrested and charged. 40-days later, no court date. Banks received the bailout and yet are not willing to really help because its better for them to receive the additional funds if they forclose. Obama, what the hell, divide up the bailout, give it to the working class that pays taxes. No ? Gee financial recovery for everyone, banks(mortgages), auto mfgr's, farmers, buisness in genral, faster recovery...
  • Conspiracy birthing a rift in the GOP

    08/02/2009 7:03:07 PM PDT · by muddler · 54 replies · 2,104+ views
    Ft. Wayne journal gazette ^ | 8-2-2009 | Commentary By Sylvia A. Smith
    WASHINGTON – Sometimes you just want to shake your head and wonder what’s in the water.
  • Lawyers tag nominee as 'terror on the bench'

    05/29/2009 3:10:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 38 replies · 2,372+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 29, 2009 | Tom LoBianco
    Lawyers who have argued cases before Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor call her "nasty," "angry" and a "terror on the bench," according to the current Almanac of the Federal Judiciary -- a kind of Zagat's guide to federal judges. The withering evaluation of Judge Sotomayor's temperament stands in stark contrast to reviews of her peers on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Of the 21 judges evaluated, the same lawyers gave 18 positive to glowing reviews and two judges received mixed reviews. Judge Sotomayor was the only one to receive decidedly negative comments. Judge Sotomayor's demeanor on the bench...
  • Are you looking for a job?

    11/22/2008 1:01:47 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 1,120 replies · 30,460+ views
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  • Poll: Republicans happier than Democrats

    10/25/2008 12:36:13 PM PDT · by XR7 · 22 replies · 778+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 10/25/08 | David Montgomery
    WASHINGTON — The good news for Republicans: You are happier than Democrats. You always have been, and you probably always will be. Never mind that your presidential candidate is sinking in the polls while your president plumbs historic depths of popular scorn and your free market squeals for intervention while your Wall Street investments evaporate. You are not just happier than the other guys, but more of you are very happy, according to new survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The pollsters were in the field asking about happiness this month, when economic news was gloomy for...
  • [Illegal]Groups Organize New May Day March: Call for an end to ICE raids & legalization of workers

    04/12/2008 6:24:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 386+ views
    Eastern Group Publications ^ | April 11, 2008 | Irantzu Pujadas
    On May 1, a coalition of organizations will take to the streets in what has now become an annual march for the rights of undocumented immigrants. Many of the groups participating in the march say they will demand an end to the Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raids and the legalization of millions of undocumented residents. The March 25th Coalition, the Coalition for Immigrant Human Rights (CHIRLA) and Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, and several other groups are organizing the event and are calling on the immigrant community and all workers to come together in unity and participate in the “Super Thursday...
  • Bush compares Democrats' attitude toward terror with those who ignored rise of Lenin, Hitler

    11/01/2007 9:24:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 110+ views
    AP on North County Times ^ | 11/1/07 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush compared Congress' Democratic leaders Thursday to people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying "the world paid a terrible price" then and risks similar consequences for inaction today. Bush accused Congress of stalling important pieces of the fight to prevent new terrorist attacks by: dragging out and possibly jeopardizing confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general, a key part of his national security team; failing to act on a bill governing eavesdropping on terrorist suspects; and moving too slowly to approve spending measures for the Iraq war, Pentagon and...
  • Treating Your Boss Like the Enemy Can Derail Your Career Prospects

    09/01/2007 4:25:43 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 70 replies · 1,485+ views
    Career Journal and Marketwatch ^ | 27 August 2007 | Marshall Loeb
    So you think your boss is inept, arrogant or just plain lazy? You're not alone. A recent Gallup Poll found that a bad relationship with the boss was the No. 1 reason people gave for leaving their jobs. But if you want to keep moving up the corporate rungs, you better make nice. Having an antagonistic relationship with your supervisor is a career killer, says Cynthia Shapiro, author of the book "Corporate Confidential." "No matter how skilled you are, if you don't have a good relationship with your boss, your job is not secure," warns Shapiro... ...So how can you...
  • Mexico: U.S. complaint about crime ill-considered

    09/18/2006 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 16 replies · 688+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 18 Sept. 2006 | Staff
    Mexico City, Sep 18 (EFE).- Mexico said Monday that a recent U.S. complaint about surging violence along countries' shared border "was not well-considered" and it had taken great effort to convince Washington that security in the region is a shared responsibility. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez thus presented the government's reaction to a statement issued last Thursday by U.S. Ambassador Antonio Garza, who said that growing crime in Mexico was affecting bilateral relations and complained about corruptikon in some of the Mexican security forces. Derbez told radio program "Enfoque" that "on occasion, statements come out (from U.S. officials) that...
  • Journalism group condemns White House attitude toward news media

    08/04/2006 9:10:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 761+ views
    A journalism group passed a resolution Friday condemning the Bush administration's attitude toward the news media and claiming government practices were endangering press freedom. The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication targeted the administration for paying columnists, reclassifying public documents as secret, and using the courts to pressure journalists into revealing sources. "The current administration has engaged in a number of practices and has enacted a series of severe and extraordinary policies that attack the press specifically and by extension, democracy itself," the resolution stated. White House officials denied the charge, saying the "administration is committed to sharing...
  • Climbers' Attitude Is 'Horrifying', Says Sir Edmund

    05/24/2006 5:04:25 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,409+ views
    Climbers' attitude is 'horrifying', says Sir Edmund (Filed: 24/05/2006) Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first mountaineers ever to scale Mount Everest, has expressed outrage at reports that a young Englishman was left to die on the side of the world's tallest peak. Sir Edmund: 'People just want to get to the top' David Sharp, from Guisborough, apparently died of oxygen deficiency while descending from Everest's summit last week. Several parties reported seeing Mr Sharp, who was 34, in various states of health on the day of his death. One party included the New Zealander Mark Inglis, who became the...
  • Many N. Koreans Would Choose U.S. Over South: Poll (hates pinko government)

    05/09/2006 6:12:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 499+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/08/06
    Many N.Koreans Would Choose U.S. Over South: Poll Signs that the U.S. is opening its doors to refugees from North Korea, starting with a group of six who found asylum there Saturday, suggest defectors may soon be able to choose whether to go to America or South Korea, with many expected to pick the former option. A survey conducted by the Chosun Ilbo on Monday among 100 North Korean refugees who settled in South Korea found that 50 would go to the U.S. given a choice and 46 South Korea. The others were not sure. Of those who chose the...
  • LA transit worker dies just after retiring(100 years old)

    04/15/2006 9:32:52 AM PDT · by radar101 · 9 replies · 561+ views
    The Argus ^ | April 15, 2006 | Argus
    LOS ANGELES — Less than a month after retiring on his 100th birthday, longtime county transit employee Arthur Winston died in his sleep, his family said Friday. The man co-workers celebrated as Mr. Reliable had recently been admitted to a hospital for exhaustion and dehydration, but returned to his home April 6. He died Thursday evening. To his former colleagues at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Winston was more than a model employee known for his energy, punctuality and, of course, longevity. He was a legend. Winston missed one day of work in more than 70 years, and that was to...
  • Cheney Impressed by Can-Do Attitude of Katrina Survivors

    09/08/2005 9:45:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 338+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 8, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2005 – Vice President Dick Cheney said today that he is impressed with the can-do attitude of the people in Mississippi. Cheney, traveling through the region Hurricane Katrina devastated, said everyone he has met "is positive and upbeat." "We're going to get it done. We're going to rebuild. We're going to get our schools open again. We're going to get our businesses back," the vice president said people told him throughout the region. President Bush sent Cheney, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the region to ensure all that needs to be...
  • A Man of Faith:The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush-(totally authentic,unlike his predecessor!)

    07/19/2005 5:56:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 736+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | Loredana Vuoto
    David Aikman's recent book, A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush, highlights the pivotal role religious faith plays in George W. Bush's life and presidency. The book chronicles Bush's slow ascendancy to his faith, taking note of the key people and seminal events that helped shape his Christian worldview. Aikman, a former senior correspondent for Time magazine, is an open Christian who is sympathetic to Bush's core religious principles. Aikman's work is the second one that touches on Bush's faith. Stephen Mansfield wrote the first, The Faith of George W. Bush, which was released last year,...
  • Would you like a life lesson with that?

    11/27/2004 9:04:23 AM PST · by Willie Green · 15 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Saturday, November 27, 2004 | Philip A. Stephenson
    While standing in line recently at a McDonald's attached to a Maryland Greyhound rest stop, I witnessed a bearded, angular, forty-ish customer spitting expletives into the face of the cashier. It was a brisk concerto which began with variations on a theme of how long it was taking for his food. After a few moments, he really got into a rhythm with a series of jarring measures on her circumstance and parentage. My first impulse was to smack him upside his head, but I am, fortunately, a man who never heeds his first impulse. Mostly because it so often has...
  • Our attitude problem is not something to be proud of, says Paris politician

    10/09/2004 4:39:36 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 63 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | October 10, 2004 | Kim Willsher
    The French are arrogant, rude and surly to foreign visitors.For once - quelle surprise! - the thought comes not from an embittered tourist but the leading French politician behind a damning report on how the Gallic welcome leaves much to be desired. Senator Bernard Plasait, a member of France's upper house of parliament, has concluded what millions of visitors have known for years. "Our bad image in this area, the arrogance we are accused of, our refusal to speak foreign languages, the sense we give that it's a great honour to visit us are among the ugly facts of which...
  • New York Times RESPONDS

    06/17/2004 8:31:24 PM PDT · by clerk · 45 replies · 179+ views ^ | 6/17/2004 | Arthur Bovino
    As with all cases returned on indictment the New York Times was sent a copy of the complaint and given the option to repond to it with a defense. This is the VERBATIM response just received from the NY Times Public Editor. So tell me! Why did he think he had to respond at all???? Dear Court Clerk, We're not logging into a site to "defend complaint." If you have an issue with a Times article you can send us a message like everyone else, citing an article and the specifics regarding it. Sincerely, Arthur Bovino Office of the Public...
  • Republican Party has a new attitude taking shape

    05/18/2004 7:02:57 PM PDT · by alethia · 31 replies · 244+ views
    5/18/04 | alethia
    The Republican Party has a new attitude that is taking form in the addition of the new Young Republicans Club. Young minds that have been brainwashed by Hollywood, TV, music and politicians have to be rescued, and shown the Road to Hope within the Republican Party. I am currently in the process of forming a board so that we can strategically target people, between the ages of 18-40, and enlighten them that the GOP is not the party that the American Left portrays it, such as snobs and bigots, but an affiliation that is open to people of all races...
  • The Science of Luck

    05/14/2004 8:34:12 AM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies · 2,206+ views
    SKEPTICAL INQUIRER ^ | May/June 2003 | Richard Wiseman
    Here is an article on the "science of luck," based on a ten-year study. It provides some very interesting reading. Apparently the author found consistent patterns of behavior between people who would be considered lucky in life and those considered unlucky. Over the years I have interviewed these volunteers, asked them to complete diaries, personality ques-tionnaires, and intelligence tests, and invited them to my laboratory to participate in experiments. The findings have revealed that luck is not a magical ability or the result of random chance. Nor are peo-ple born lucky or unlucky. Instead, although lucky and unlucky people have...
  • How to "Make It" in America

    02/06/2004 7:25:41 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 218+ views ^ | January 2004 | Geoffrey Moore
    Black America has a growing problem that needs to be addressed. It is, in my opinion, the most persistent problem facing us as a race in this country. Despite what "our" media-appointed black leaders tell us, this problem is not racism, reparations, affirmative action, President Bush or the Confederate Battle Flag. It's attitude. Overall, we have terrible attitudes. If we want our situation to change, our attitudes will have to lead the way. Many of our so-called leaders would like us to believe that we as individuals have absolutely no control over our lives. They want us to think that...
  • The Secret of the South: Altitude Is Attitude

    01/09/2004 6:41:41 AM PST · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 153+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | January 9, 2004 | Paul Greenberg
    One of our many rural legislators here in Arkansas came by the office the other day to tell me how the cow ate the cabbage and who's in the catbird seat. -snip- A master of country speech, and something of a political scholar, my visitor was tellin' it with the bark off: Politics in Arkansas, he explained, isn't determined by party but by geography, history and ethnicity. Didn't I know that? He might as well have asked if I realized the sky was blue. Geography, history and ethnicity. Not to mention altitude. The simplest measure of Southernness itself is mean...
  • Marriage, Horror, And Susan Reimer

    07/20/2003 7:59:11 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 105 replies · 790+ views
    Fred on Everything ^ | 072003 | Fred Reed
    Marriage, Horror, And Susan Reimer Take Horror. It's A Better Bet. July 21, 2003 Were I to offer thoughts on marriage to young American men today, in these the declining years of a once-great civilization, my advice would be as follows: Don't do it. Or, if you do, do it in another country. In America marriage is a grievous error. And why so? Because of The Chip. The Attitude. The bandsaw whine of anger, anger, anger that makes American women an international horror. It's there. It's real. You, a young man, may not recognize the Chip if you have never...
  • Mural paints racial minorities in old light, some pupils say

    05/31/2003 8:04:57 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 7 replies · 200+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2003 | Mark Berton
    <p>Leaders of Shady Side Academy say they will consider the future of a 66-year-old mural at the school library that contains images some students call racial stereotypes.</p> <p>Academy President Tom Southard said the mural issue will be addressed fully by faculty and students at a fall forum.</p>
  • Wolfowitz thinks Turkey has an 'attitude' problem (There's that word again > > > TURKEY!)

    05/08/2003 9:26:08 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 13 replies · 210+ views
    The World Tribune ^ | 7 May, 2003
    Wolfowitz thinks Turkey has an 'attitude' problem SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMThursday, May 8, 2003 ANKARA — Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz is looking for a change in relations between the United States and Turkey. And he has made clear that the Bush administration is not pleased by Ankara's warming relations with Iran and Syria. "I'd like to see a different sort of attitude [on Ankara's part] than I have yet detected," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told the private Turkish CNN-Turk television on Monday. "Maybe it's there, I haven't been to Turkey in a while." "Let's have a Turkey...
  • 'North Korea Will Disarm If The US Drops Its Hostile Attitude'

    04/28/2003 4:31:41 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 253+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-29-2003 | Benjamin Kang Lim
    'North Korea will disarm if the US drops its hostile attitude' By Benjamin Kang Lim in Beijing29 April 2003 North Korea offered to scrap its nuclear programme during talks with the United States in Beijing last week if Washington dropped its "hostile attitude. US Secretary of State Colin Powell said in Washington that North Korea had proposed a plan to "ultimately deal with" their nuclear capability and missile activities but wanted something major in return. General Powell said: "The North Koreans acknowledged a number of things they were doing and in effect said these are now up for further discussion....
  • (Informative!) Soldier suspected of deadly grenade attack had California ties

    03/24/2003 5:44:49 AM PST · by dennisw · 126 replies · 938+ views
    RENO ^ | 3/23/2003 11:30 pm | Associated Press
    <p>The soldier being held in a deadly grenade attack on a 101st Airborne Division command center in Kuwait spent much of his youth in California and was described by family and friends Sunday as a brilliant student and mild-mannered practicing Muslim.</p>
  • Cole's at home, 'laying low' (Georgia basketball - Government give-a-ways)

    03/03/2003 11:23:38 AM PST · by CFW · 8 replies · 333+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/3/03 | Chip Towers (AJC staff writer)
    Baton Rouge, La. -- Tony Cole makes no attempt to hide his motivation for blowing the whistle on Georgia's basketball program. It is, he freely admits, an act of revenge. And where he comes from, that's just the way of the world. Cole grew up mostly on the north side of this southeast Louisiana city, in an area known as Delmont Place. It's the tough part of town, where income and property values are low and unemployment and crime are high. The word "mostly" is necessary because Cole has lived in different houses in different hamlets all over this area,...
  • Latitudes and Attitudes

    11/05/2002 12:04:56 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 11 replies · 317+ views
    WTVM - Columbus Georgia ^ |
    Even though the Civil War ended in 1865, America still has some battle scars. It's been said, "time heals all wounds," but when it comes to your sense of pride and lifestyle being can take longer.The Civil War has been called the turning point in the young life of America. Four bloody years of fighting that pitted north against south. Many are still fighting it.The North had it's immigrant workers and industry. The South -- plantations, slaves and an agricultural economy. The two clashed in the Civil War. The conflict took more american lives than any other.Hollywood makes movies...
  • Modern Russia's attitude problem

    11/02/2002 11:54:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 38 replies · 300+ views
    National Post ^ | November 2 2002 | Hugo Gurdon
    Remember Waco? In weighing Vladimir Putin's handling of the Moscow theatre siege, it's worth reminding oneself of Janet Reno's massively fatal screw-up in 1993. Some 80 people died at the Texas compound, and even though the active controversy is over, there remains dispute about who started the fatal fire, the Branch Davidians on the inside or government forces on the outside. Sieges don't have to be in backward countries to go terribly wrong. Nevertheless, there are aspects of what happened in Moscow's Palace of Culture this past week that do show how far Russia still has to go before it...
  • United States seen as global king with an attitude

    07/14/2002 7:46:07 AM PDT · by Pern · 13 replies · 328+ views
    Editors note: This is the first in a three-part series of a Gannett News Service special report: America's Mixed Image Abroad. WASHINGTON (GNS) - Is the United States benevolent or arrogant? Hypocritical or heroic? The answer depends largely on where in the world you live. Americans tend to think of themselves as a force for good in an increasingly troubled world, so the idea that many people abroad see them or their government as uncaring or evil is ludicrous, even maddening. But people and governments on every continent see Americans' attitude as a part of the problem, as a sign...