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  • McCain: Without Immigration Reform, GOP ‘Cannot Win a National Election'

    07/30/2013 5:37:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2013 | by Jim Avila
    WASHINGTON — Despite the Republican strategy of passing piecemeal immigration reform, Sen. John McCain predicted today that comprehensive legislation can pass the GOP-controlled House. “I think this fall is very important,” McCain said at a forum hosted by AFL-CIO and the Economic Policy Institute. “Let’s say we enact it, comprehensive immigration reform — I don’t think it gains a single Hispanic voter, but what it does, it puts us on a playing field where we can compete for the Hispanic voter,” McCain told PBS’ Gwen Ifill. “If we don’t do that, frankly, I don’t see — I see further polarization...
  • RUSH: Republicans must walk away from any deal with Obama and the Democrats on the fiscal cliff

    11/29/2012 3:18:58 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11-29-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Yesterday Charles Krauthammer said that Republicans have leverage right now with the president on this fiscal cliff deal because if tax rates go up on all Americans, Obama’s second term will begin in a recession as the higher tax rates will slow growth even more, and Krauthammer contends that Obama doesn’t want that. But Rush passionately disagrees noting that analysis disregards Obama’s entire first term. Rush believes that Obama doesn’t care about having a successful economy in his second term, that it’s all part of his push to transform this country into a welfare state because that’s what is fair...
  • Puppy sucked away in deadly tornado found alive under debris after three day search

    06/05/2011 9:13:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/5/11 | Staff
    A six-month-old rescue puppy thought dead has given some hope to a family in tornado-ravaged Massachusetts, after he was miraculously found in a flattened home. The deadly twister struck Monson on Wednesday, killing at least four and leaving more than 200 people injured in the surrounding areas. Audrey Carabetta and her family feared the worst for her new family member Shadow after he escaped from refuge in their basement, and heard him crying for help. Ms Carabetta recalled the horrific incident, when the puppy unexpectedly pushed his way out as heavy winds circled their home. She told CNN: 'You could...
  • Diet-schmiet, Obama packs away the exotica at India state dinner

    11/09/2010 11:41:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/9/10
    No, Mr. President, you don't eat the hot towel. The very first state dinner that the already departed social secretary Desiree Rogers threw at the Obama White House was for Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, not to be confused with the gatecrashing Salahis, who attended anyway and have been milking their infamy ever since. State dinners aside, the Obamas have roiled the Washington social set with their new rules prohibiting mingling and a reception line. But in New Delhi, Singh returned the favor for the Obamas on Monday night, sitting on the American president's right while India's president, Pratibha Patil,...
  • Goldstone Won't Go Away: 'Israel Acting Cowardly'

    09/29/2009 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/29/09 | Hillel Fendel
    ( UN investigator Richard Goldstone, who authored a recent report essentially equating the “war crimes” of Israel and Hamas, now says that Israel’s self-investigation has been cowardly. Goldstone spoke on Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council - “a misnamed institution if there ever was one,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly last week in an internationally-acclaimed speech. Netanyahu decried the Human Rights Council's lack of response to the thousands of Hamas-fired rockets at Israel over the course of eight years.
  • Obama warns Senate away from compromise health plan

    07/08/2009 9:30:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 610+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/09 | Susan Ferrechio
    As the Senate debates two separate health care proposals, President Barack Obama is making it known from overseas that he wants the one that creates a massive government run health care option, not the co-operative system some Democrats are considering. Obama sent out a statement letting senators know he is "pleased" with the progress but believes "as I've said before, that one of the best ways to bring down costs, provide more choices, and assure quality is a public option that will force the insurance companies to compete and keep them honest." He added, "I look forward to a final...
  • New group plans Ayers attack on Obama (The Bombs are Falling Baby! Ad is up and running in VA!)

    08/22/2008 10:27:48 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies · 123+ views
    A new conservative group has produced a television ad attacking Barack Obama for his relationship with former Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers. "How much do your really know about Barack Obama? What does he really believe?" asks the ad, which then cites the failed attack on the Capitol on 9/11, and links it to the Weather Underground attack on the Capitol decades earlier. The group says it will spend $2.8 million airing the ad in Ohio and Michigan — which would be the largest single third-party expenditure this cycle. "Why would Barack Obama be friends with someone who bombed the...
  • Mother’s Day Away

    05/11/2007 5:52:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Mother’s Day Away Deployed moms stay in touch with home By 2nd Light Infantry Brigade Combat Team,2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Multi-National Division–Baghdad FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, May 11, 2007 — U.S. Army Spc. Latoya Roberts will be spending this Mother’s Day away from her 1-year-old son, but she’s doing everything she can to shorten the distance. "It’s quite a feeling just knowing you have that person’s life in your hands and you’re responsible for him."U.S. Army Spc. Latoya Roberts “I have pictures of him everywhere, and I talk to him on the Webcam every weekend,” she said....
  • Iran Blows Away Bush's Warm Words At UN

    09/19/2006 6:44:33 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,382+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-20-2006 | Alec Russell- Harry Mount
    Iran blows away Bush's warm words at UN By Alec Russell in Washington and Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 20/09/2006) Iran's hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made an unbridled attack last night on the foreign policies of Britain and America and in particular the invasion of Iraq. In remarks that will infuriate the Bush administration and London and were clearly aimed at the two allies, he said the United Nations Security Council was being abused "as an instrument of threat and coercion". America and Britain have been trying to rally the Security Council to confront Iran over its nuclear ambitions....
  • Men caught on tape washing away evidence on stolen vehicle (Dumb Criminals)

    07/25/2006 8:07:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 946+ views
    Tucson Police say men on a surveillance tape are doing more than just washing a car. They say they're trying to erase evidence. Tucson Police say that surveillance tape may solve the mystery for a family who says someone broke into their home. It's a story you'll see only on News 4. A Tucson family says they've been living in fear since their home was burglarized a week ago. Police say whoever did it took off with electronics, personal identification information, jewelry and the family car. Monday, the family talked only to News 4's Lupita Murillo. ------ The men in...
  • Deployed Moms Prepare to Celebrate Mother's Day Away (Get the Kleenex)

    05/12/2006 6:28:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 354+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2006 – Spending Mother's Day thousands of miles away from their kids is going to be no picnic for more than 7,400 military moms deployed in support of the war on terror. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christine Buckley, deployed to Djibouti with Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, has been home only twice to celebrate Mother's Day with her sons, ages 8 and 6. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert S. Taylor, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Many say they're planning their own celebrations thinking of their children and calling home,...
  • Close-air support just a phone call away

    04/21/2006 4:19:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 558+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Melissa Koskovich
    4/21/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Imagine being pinned down by enemy forces, with no relief in sight. Now, imagine picking up a phone and calling your friendly local fighter pilot, flying overhead only miles away, for help. With the new Fighter Aircraft Communication Enhancement, or FACE, pod, ground units in combat are now able to do just that. Fielded for the first time in late 2004, the FACE pod is a solution to communication problems often experienced by aircraft in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. Used effectively in several theaters, the FACE pod allows ground units to communicate with...
  • Justices turn away tobacco companies' appeal about ads

    02/21/2006 12:28:39 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 601+ views
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal by two North Carolina-based tobacco companies who claimed California's tough anti-smoking ads smeared their reputations. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., now Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Reynolds American Inc., and Lorillard Tobacco Co. of Greensboro, N.C., had asked the justices to overturn a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that rejected the companies' claims that their First Amendment rights were violated by California's ad campaign. California uses part of an 87-cent tax on every package of cigarettes to fund health education that includes a campaign to discourage smoking. The ads included a...
  • Pace Comes Away From CENTCOM USO Tour Encouraged by Troops

    01/04/2006 4:16:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 251+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 4, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2006 – Troop morale across the U.S. Central Command area of operations is high, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the end of a USO trip to the region. Marine Gen. Peter Pace took a weeklong trip to the region that ended Jan 3. He brought stars of screen and comedy and nine tons of Starbucks coffee to cheer the troops at the holidays. "American Idol" 2004 finalist Diana DeGarmo, comedian Reggie McFadden and country singer-songwriter Michael Peterson accompanied the chairman. Retired Army Col. Jack Jacobs, an NBC News analyst who received the...
  • Story time from thousands of miles away (Have Tissues Handy - Twas the night before Christmas..)

    11/21/2005 5:04:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 384+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 21, 2005 | Senior Airman Cassandra Locke
    11/21/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- After years of deployments, some of the ideas Airmen come up with evolve. As the holidays approach, one of those simple ideas is making an impact on family members back home. The Story Time Video Program gives deployed troops here the opportunity to be a part of their children’s lives though they are thousands of miles away. The idea: parents are video taped reading to their children. Airmen at this base can read one of more than 200 stories to their children or simply talk to their families at the learning resource center --...
  • Military Working Dog Takes Away Bomb's Bang. (ARF-ARF-ARF!)

    10/26/2005 5:46:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 505+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    Military Working Dog Takes Away Bomb's Bang. By Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke Marine Corps Air Station Miramar MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif., Oct. 26, 2005 -- From the deserts of Iraq to the grassy slopes of Afghanistan, there has always been an impending threat of disaster. However, with the help of one of man’s best friends, Kwinto, this threat has been slightly reduced. Kwinto, a military working dog on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, is an 8-year-old Belgium Malinois whose area of expertise is patrolling for and detecting explosives.“Kwinto was accepted for training in September of 1999,”...
  • The Questions That Won't Go Away For Condi Rice

    10/23/2005 5:55:49 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 700+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-24-2005 | Alec Russell
    The questions that won't go away for Condi Rice By Alec Russell in Birmingham, Alabama (Filed: 24/10/2005) Condoleezza Rice, the ultra-poised American secretary of state, has persistently said that she has no intention of running for the White House and that she expects people to believe her. All weekend, as she roamed her home state of Alabama with her guest Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, she fended off questions about her future. When a girl asked the question on a visit to her old school she looked weary before flashing her famous smile and saying: "I don't want to run...
  • Clinton Country - visit the spot Bubba was potty-trained (Wanna get away?) PA-UKE ALERT

    08/07/2005 9:56:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 1,159+ views
    Escape News ^ | 4/16/05 | Kevin Pilley
    Clinton country Since the 42nd president, Arkansas's claim to fame is bigger than a watermelon, writes Kevin Pilley April 16, 2005 early morning in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas THE MAN at the bar at Atlanta airport asked me where I was headed. When I said "Arkansas", he raised his eyebrows and blew out his cheeks. I asked him what it was like. "Let's put it this way," he replied. "Some of the people there still have tails." Arkansas is archetypal Nowheresville rural America. Or at least, it used to be before Bill Clinton came along. Now nowhere is somewhere. Clinton...
  • U.S. border governors stay away from Mexico meeting (600 dead this year from drugs war)

    07/16/2005 5:12:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1,754+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/15/05 | Eduardo Quiros
    U.S. border governors stay away from Mexico meeting By Eduardo Quiros Fri Jul 15, 7:08 PM ET The governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger (C) holds his hand to his chest as he stands between the governor of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, Enrique Martinez (L) and Jose Natividad Gonzalez (R) the governor of Nuevo Leon, at a meeting of U.S.- Mexico border governors in the northern Mexican city of Torreon July 14, 2005. This is Schwarzenegger's first official trip to Mexico as governor of California. (Stringer/Mexico/Reuters) TORREON, Mexico (Reuters) - A meeting in Mexico to address a vicious drugs...
  • US Airmen Told To Stay From Capital (London)

    07/11/2005 7:17:01 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 631+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-12-2005 | David Sapsted
    US airmen told to stay away from capital By David Sapsted (Filed: 12/07/2005) All 12,000 American airmen based in Britain have been banned from going near London because of the bombings. The directive, issued on Friday, indefinitely bans USAF personnel, most of them based at the huge airfields at Lakenheath and Mildenhall in Suffolk, from going inside the M25. Families of the servicemen and women are being "highly encouraged" to stay away, too. While Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London, was boarding an Underground train yesterday and declaring that "we don't let a small group of terrorists change the way...
  • Blix: Iran years away from nuke weapons

    06/23/2005 12:36:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 705+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/23/05 | AP - Stockholm
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said Thursday it would take many years for Iran to achieve the capability to produce highly enriched uranium needed for an atomic bomb. Blix also dismissed worries about a new nuclear reactor being built in Iran, saying it was not suitable to produce weapons-grade material. "They have many years to go before they will be able to produce highly enriched uranium for a bomb and I believe there is plenty of room for negotiations," Blix said in an interview with Swedish Radio. The U.S. has accused Iran of trying...
  • NASA Scientists find galaxies 11 billion light-years away (Spitzer Space Telescope)

    03/01/2005 9:32:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 736+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/1/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA scientists used an infrared telescope to see past stardust and spot hidden galaxies more than 11 billion light-years from the Earth, according to a journal article published Tuesday. Scientists used the Spitzer Space Telescope to find the galaxies, the most luminous in the universe. The galaxies shine with light equivalent to 10 trillion suns but were too far away and too drenched in cosmic dust to be seen - until now. "We are seeing galaxies that are essentially invisible," said Professor Dan Weedman of Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y. Weedman co-authored an article detailing the...
  • LINK LISTING - Space Propulsion Techniques and Technologies

    01/24/2005 2:01:06 PM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 7,090+ views
    VARIOUS ^ | FR Post 1-24-05 | VARIOUS
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    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CA: Biotech firm moving away (to Missouri :-?)

    11/20/2004 9:21:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 657+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/20/04 | Mike Lee
    Sacramento biotech company Ventria Bioscience is moving its headquarters and controversial field trials of genetically engineered plants to Missouri. Officials at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville said the move could help turn the school into a center for plant-made pharmaceutical production. Ventria has been looking to move for months, partly because of the hostile reception and regulatory hurdles it faced earlier this year in California when it tried to expand field trials of rice that contains common human proteins. "We looked at several companies and decided that Ventria was a perfect fit to be our anchor company," university President...
  • Iraqi Rebels Slip Away To Fight Another Day

    11/13/2004 6:21:19 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 1,170+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-14-2004 | Aqeel Hussein/Toby Harnden
    Iraqi rebels slip away to fight another day By Aqeel Hussein in al-Nouaimia and Toby Harnden in Fallujah (Filed: 14/11/2004) Families fleeing the besieged city of Fallujah say that rebel fighters have slipped through the American and Iraqi military cordon and have been driven away in Mercedes cars to rejoin the battle elsewhere in Iraq. The fighters, said to include foreign militants using satellite telephones, are believed to be heading for Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, to open a new front. Abu Haider, 47, a mechanic who escaped with his family on Friday, said: "I saw many fighters...
  • Coast Guard Boards Tiger's Yacht Woods, New Bride Turned Away From San Juan Port

    10/15/2004 9:24:12 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 6,283+ views
    aolnews ^ | 10 15 04 | FRANK GRIFFITHS,
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 14) -- Tiger Woods and his bride were briefly detained Thursday by U.S. Coast Guard officers on their yacht Privacy, then were turned away from San Juan's port because they had failed to notify authorities of their arrival Since July 1, new security regulations require many boats to submit an arrival notice at least four days before entering a U.S. port, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Eric Willis said. The 28-year-old golfer and Swedish model Elin Nordegren, 24, were married Oct. 5 at a luxury resort in Barbados and later set out on the Privacy, along...
  • They're Terrorists - Not Activists

    09/07/2004 10:36:59 AM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 609+ views ^ | September 7, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I know it when I see it" was the famous response by a U.S. Supreme Court justice to the vexed problem of defining pornography. Terrorism may be no less difficult to define, but the wanton killing of schoolchildren, of mourners at a funeral, or workers at their desks in skyscrapers surely fits the know-it-when-I-see-it definition.The press, however, generally shies away from the word terrorist, preferring euphemisms. Take the assault that led to the deaths of some 400 people, many of them children, in Beslan, Russia, on September 3. Journalists have delved deep into their thesauruses, finding at least twenty euphemisms...
  • Job Growth Jumps; Bush Economic Plan Sound

    09/03/2004 9:03:56 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 893+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | September 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Labor Department reported this morning that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in August, down from 5.5% in July, and that our economy created 144,000 new jobs in August. July job creation was revised upward to 73,000 from the 32,000 initially reported. 78,000 new jobs were added in June. Looks like the July numbers were a blip and we’re getting back to the torrid pace of job creation of May (248,000), April (346,000), and March (353,000). After President Bush’s stirring speech last night and the good economic news, just how will Senator Franken-Kerry put a negative spin on...
  • Kerry, Kerry, Quite Contrary

    09/02/2004 7:27:38 AM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 1,413+ views ^ | September 2, 2004
    Will John Kerry issue in an age of a “stronger America” as his campaign bumper stickers state? I have found quite the contrary, and have provided documentation. In the mid 1960’s he tried to avoid military service for 12 months so he could continue his studies in Paris, according to Britain’s Telegraph. [1] Then he served 4 ˝ months in Vietnam. Though he claimed a Purple Heart for his first “injury,” his own diary for that day states, “we hadn't been shot at yet.” [2] According to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, you have to be wounded to...
  • Bob Dole Slams Kerry

    08/23/2004 8:31:55 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 21 replies · 2,137+ views ^ | August 23, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Bob Dole Slams Kerry By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 23, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Nothing has really changed for Democratic hopeful John Kerry, except that real war veterans, like Bob Dole, are questioning the “superficial wounds” and resulting “medals” he received during four (4) months service in Vietnam. Kerry is still flailing, trying to cover up a career punctuated by extreme left-wing politics and flip-flopping by talking to voters about his military service. He squandered his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention by trying to convince Americans that his tour of duty in Vietnam will make him a great commander...
  • NASA Comet Chaser Finds 'Footprints' 2BN Miles Away (Stardust Mission)

    06/17/2004 6:09:59 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 408+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-18-2004 | Roger Highfield
    Nasa comet chaser finds 'footprints' 2bn miles away By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 18/06/2004) Giant "footprints" measuring about a mile from heel to toe have been found on a comet. The Stardust spacecraft reached comet Wild 2 in January after a six-year journey of two billion miles. Scientists expected to see a big chunk of rock and ice around three miles across, liberally coated with dark dust, obscuring any interesting features. Stardust flew less than 150 miles from the comet's heart and the first detailed analysis of the rendezvous, published today, describes the "feet" along with broad mesas, craters,...
  • 'This Won't Go Away. What Happened Is Much Nastier Than Is Being Reported' (Kerry)

    02/14/2004 5:29:29 PM PST · by blam · 369 replies · 682+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-15-2004 | Adrian Blomfeld/Andrew Alderson
    'This won't go away. What happened is much nastier than is being reported' By Adrian Blomfeld in Nairobi and Andrew Alderson (Filed: 15/02/2004) Alex Polier, the twenty-four year old journalist who could end Senator John Kerry's hopes of becoming the next president of the United States is alleged to have had a two-year affair with the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. Last night the rumours were in danger of becoming a full-blown scandal. "This is not going to go away," one American friend of Miss Polier said yesterday. "What actually happened is much nastier than is being reported." The allegations...
  • Or dont you care? logical proposals for taxing away all of societys ills.

    02/08/2004 7:04:10 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 602+ views
    reason ^ | january 2004 | peter bagge
      January, 2004By Peter Bagge  
  • One Reporter's Opinion -- We're Giving Away the Whole Enchilada!

    01/09/2004 10:42:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 457+ views ^ | January 9, 2004 | By George Putnam
    It is this reporter's opinion that George W. Bush's so-called immigration reform plan is a one-way street. In his attempt to win a few Latino votes, he's giving away the store. Little did I think that a conservative Republican would lead the charge on temporary-worker programs, green cards, visas, leading to amnesty on the installment plan and eventually citizenship. Bush is telling the world it's okay to sneak across our borders, manage to stay here for three years, renew your stay after three years, and you're home free. Bush, with his offer to give jobs to any foreigner who is...
  • Sold for a Mere Pittance... (the loss of the greatest works of art)

    11/26/2003 6:23:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies · 227+ views
    Fox News, Sunday (via the Art Renewal Center) ^ | August 6, 2000, London | By Dalya Alberge
    Sold for a Mere Pittance Works of art worth tens of millions of pounds today have been sold off quietly by museums over the past 50 years for a few pounds. British art institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the Exeter City Museum have disposed of pictures by masters such as Van Dyck and Henri Fantin-Latour. They were sold without public notice, dismissed as too unimportant to keep. Among the most serious cases is a painting by the 19th-century master, John William Waterhouse. In 1965, the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro sold it for Ł200 ($300) to...
  • Look Away, Dixieland

    11/07/2003 9:04:23 PM PST · by blam · 634 replies · 403+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-8-2003 | Sidney Blumenthal
    Look away, Dixieland US Democrats won't win in the South while they keep quiet on race Sidney Blumenthal Saturday November 8, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Everything seemed to be going so well for Howard Dean, the frontrunner in America's contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Then he made a throwaway remark that changed everything: he wanted, he said, "to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks". Dean's error was to evoke the divisive Confederate symbol, hated by black Americans as standing for slavery and still upheld by many Southern conservatives as representing their "heritage". Because...
  • Take Action! Protect Overtime Pay: Tell your senators to block the Bush overtime take away.

    08/17/2003 3:17:46 AM PDT · by OutSpot · 95 replies · 755+ views ^ | 17/08/2003 | Outspot
    What's At Stake! Protect Overtime Pay: Tell your senators to block the Bush overtime take away. Overtime pay cuts being pushed by the Bush administration are slated to go into effect for millions of workers as soon as September of this year. These changes would erode the 40-hour workweek and mean that if you receive overtime pay now, you might not in the future. New analysis shows millions could lose overtime pay, possibly including firefighters, police officers, nurses, retail clerks, certain medical technicians, military reservists, tech workers and many, many more. Under the Bush plan, you still may be forced...
  • 'Dim' Mom Has Children Taken Away From Her (Oslo: Low Score On IQ Test)

    07/25/2003 2:36:15 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 485+ views
    IOL ^ | 7-25-2003
    'Dim' mom has children taken away from her July 25 2003 at 03:30AM Oslo - A Norwegian woman has had her two young daughters taken away by social workers because she scored poorly in an intelligence test. Svanhild Jensen, 24, desperate to get her girls back, is now hoping an improved score in another IQ test will mean she will be reunited with her children, aged one and three. Jensen's tale has provoked outrage in Norway. "She was shocked and humiliated," Jensen's lawyer Anette Lilleengen said on Thursday. "The entire local community support my client. They have seen what a...
  • Travellers Warned To Stay Away From Hong Kong (SARS)

    04/02/2003 4:14:52 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 338+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-3-2003 | Jeremy Laurance
    Travellers warned to stay away from Hong Kong By Jeremy Laurance in Hong Kong 03 April 2003 For the first time in its history the World Health Organisation has advised travellers not to visit a territory because of the danger from disease. The WHO warned yesterday that the outbreak of atypical pneumonia caused by a mystery virus which has spread around the world was still uncontrolled in Hong Kong and the neighbouring Chinese province of Guangdong. The Foreign Office also said yesterday that it "strongly advised" people not to enter Hong Kong and Guangdong and urged people to "defer travel...
  • Nancy Grace on CNN: No evidence of salt water on Scott Peterson's boat!

    02/13/2003 6:39:49 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 196 replies · 1,623+ views
    CNN | CNN
    This is huge. It means that Scott's boat was NEVER LAUNCHED.
  • Federal, state fiscal plans giveth, then taketh away

    01/21/2003 9:18:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 266+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/21/03 | Dale Kasler
    <p>Californians would pay hundreds of dollars more for that new minivan and their children's college educations. The cost of a big-screen TV would rise, as would restaurant meals. And smokers would have to add a buck for every pack of cigarettes.</p>
  • Will A Banana A Day Keep A Stroke Away?

    08/13/2002 6:50:46 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 763+ views
    Date: Posted 8/13/2002 Will A Banana A Day Keep A Stroke Away? Low Potassium Intake May Increase Stroke Risk St. Paul, MN – People with a low amount of potassium in their diet may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the August 13 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The observational study involved 5,600 men and women over age 65 who were free of stroke when they started the study. The participants were followed for four to eight years to record the number and type of strokes that...