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  • Amnesty at Free Republic?

    06/18/2014 8:50:05 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 246 replies
    Whoa, I've been banned at FR since...what was it, 2011? I take a glance at FR to see if there are any interesting articles posted, and it says I have mail, which I don't think I had access to. No messages to me from FR. But when I go to post, no more rude comment informing me my posting privileges are revoked. Was there a general amnesty or something? I was banned (apparently) for my stubborn backing of the the eventual 2012 GOP Presidential nominee.
  • Fire restrictions still in place at national forests

    05/20/2014 1:37:59 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | May 19 2014
    TUCSON – Continuing from the May 1 initiation of fire restrictions across multiple jurisdictions of public lands, all ranger districts of Coronado National Forest remain under campfire and smoking restrictions. Beginning May 1, and until rescinded, the following are prohibited: • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than in a developed campsite or picnic area where grills are provided. • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all...
  • Is your name now ‘banned’ in Saudi Arabia?

    03/15/2014 9:44:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 15 March 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has banned 50 names they argue contradict the culture or religion of the Kingdom, according to reports by local media. Parents in the Kingdom will reportedly no longer be able to call their children by names such as Linda, Alice, Elaine or Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin) after the civil affairs department at the ministry issued a list of the prohibited names. Binyamin is believed in Islam to be the son of Prophet Jacob, but is also the name of the current Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. …
  • American Flag Banned in California School

    03/01/2014 10:42:57 AM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 20 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    In a blow against reason and common sense, a federal court has ruled that the Live Oak High School in California did not violate the constitutional rights of students when they banned the wearing of the American flag on shirts. The school had told students that wore the shirts on Cinco de Mayo to either remove them or to turn them inside out. The students' families sued over this flagrant suppression of the First Amendment of free speech. The school said that it banned the American flag t-shirts as there had been fights before on Cinco de Mayo between white...
  • 19 Islamic words banned for non-Muslims in Brunei

    02/24/2014 1:06:18 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 61 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 2/23/2014 | The Sun Daily
    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Feb 23, 2014): The Brunei government will ban the use of 19 Islamic words, including "Allah" and "masjid", by non-Muslims, according to the Brunei Times today. The ban will take effect from April, the paper said. Under the Syariah Penal Code Order, these words cannot be used with respect to other religions. They are azan; baitullah; Al Quran; Allah; fatwa; Firman Allah; hadith; haji; hukum syara'; ilahi; Ka'bah; kalimah al syahadah; kiblat; masjid; imam; mufti; mu'min; solat; and wali. The Brunei Times quoted Hardifadhillah Mohd Salleh, a senior syariah legal officer of the Islamic Legal Unit as...
  • After three years on the blacklist, China lifts gag on Lady Gaga

    01/21/2014 5:59:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/21/14 | Peter Shadbolt
    Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China. But Chinese censors have placed conditions on the album art, inflating a large ball between her legs to cover more of the naked singer's body and adding a pair of black tights to the singer's bare legs. The cover of her latest album was designed by the American artist Jeff Koons, who specializes in garish and kitsch representations of the banal and everyday.
  • New Year festivities banned in Saudi Arabia

    12/31/2013 3:59:21 AM PST · by Altenkrug · 16 replies
    arabianbusiness.com ^ | Dec 30, 2013
    Saudi religious police warn against celebrating New Year’s Eve Monday, 30 December 2013 10:50 AM Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned that “punitive measures” will be taken against those who celebrated New Year’s Eve on December 31, Arabic daily Okaz reported. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vices (Haia) based its warning on a religious edict issued by the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars banning such celebrations, the newspaper said. The conservative Islamic kingdom follows the Muslim lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, which stems from the Christian religion. Its new year is based...
  • Has FR been Pigeon Holed by Google Chrome?

    12/26/2013 2:05:09 PM PST · by PeteePie · 54 replies
    None ^ | 12/26/2013 | PeteePie
    I came into work today and fired up Google Chrome, like on any other day. My Google home page usually displays the eight most frequently visited websites in icon/link form. The icon and link for Free Republic has always occupied the number one or two spot, depending on my frequency of visits. But today Chrome looked different. It wasn't just the new seasonal header image but that some of my frequently visited icon images have been replaced by some infrequently visited icon/links. I clicked on 'Do Not Show on This Page' option for these newbies and it replaced them with...
  • Oxford invites Michael Savage to debate Snowden affair (Doc S. is banned from England)

    12/13/2013 6:19:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 12-13-13 | unattributed
    The famed Oxford Union in England has invited talk-radio host Michael Savage to participate in a debate on whether or not fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden should be called a hero. There’s only one hitch, as Savage pointed out in his reply to the invitation from the Oxford Union’s Charles Vaughn. The popular, nationally syndicated San Francisco-based talk host was banned in 2009 from entering the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government along with Muslim extremists and leaders of racist groups for “seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred.” The government, however,...
  • Arizona man banned from Walmart for life for attempting to price-match

    12/10/2013 9:53:42 AM PST · by Abathar · 107 replies
    TheIndyChannel.com ^ | 12/10/2013 | Stephanie Hockridge
    QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - An Arizona man says he has found out the hard way just how to get banned from Walmart for life. Joe Cantrell loves to ad match. He goes through circulars to find the biggest discounts, and then goes to Walmart. According to the company's website, they match the lowest advertised price on identical products, but when Joe tried doing that last week, the unthinkable happened. What started as a trip to a San Tan Valley, Ariz., Walmart to get ornaments for his family's Christmas tree, turned into the biggest nightmare of Joe's life. "I was handcuffed,...
  • So, I was banned from another site. (vanity)

    12/09/2013 10:08:51 AM PST · by cuban leaf · 113 replies
    Vanity | 12/9/2013 | Myself
    So, I was on this site a few weeks ago and a guy was complaining that they were “auto editing” bad words. The entire word would be replaced with asterisks. I posted and told him that you could always misspell the offending word and gave an example. I said you could spell the N word with three “g”s and their software would not touch it. But I didn’t say it that way. I actually posted the word to prove it. Keep in mind, I posted the word with no context. Just the word as an object, much as someone could...
  • Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’ (Hussein: Tax-Cheat Charlie Rangel a political hack)

    11/09/2013 2:29:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/13 | Carl Campanile
    President Obama considered veteran Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel a political hack and had such little regard for Jesse Jackson that he “effectively banned” the civil rights leader from the White House, a new book claims. The political tome about the 2012 presidential campaign, “Double Down,” says Obama had little patience for “professional left” activists and “vanishingly close to zero” for what a White House aide called “professional blacks.” “Apart from Georgia Congressman John Lewis and Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, Obama had nearly as much contempt for the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) as he did for the Tea Party Caucus,”...
  • Robert Spencer Banned From Britain For Saying that Islam Preaches Violence Against Unbelievers

    10/11/2013 12:55:52 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 34 replies
    Catholic Answer ^ | 9/20/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Robert Spencer has been banned from traveling to Britain, as of 9/20/2013. You can pick up his statement at the 1:50 mark in the audio program. He was told that he was banned because he said that "Islam has a doctrine about violence against unbelievers." "I said, 'What about all of the Muslim preachers who are already in Britain who say that Islam has a doctrine about violence against unbelievers?"
  • ‘Hump day’ causing distraction in CT school

    10/04/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    CNN Headline News ^ | 4:56 PM EDT, Thu October 03, 2013 | (HLN Raising America Staff)
    Geico might be known for its little lizard, but it's the camel that’s stirring up trouble. You might have seen their latest commercial. A camel walks through a workplace asking people what day it is. He’s super excited about it being hump day. Funny, right? Teachers at least one Connecticut middle school aren’t fans, because the kids are screaming “HUMP DAY” in the halls, students told HLN affiliate WFSB. They say it’s distracting, and they want it to stop. …
  • Jewish Symbols and Garments to be Banned in Quebec Province

    09/04/2013 6:07:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    TLV Faces ^ | 9/2/2013
    The Quebec province in Canada has adopted a new Charter of Quebec Values, prohibiting skullcaps and other religious garments to be worn during public service. According to the charter, employees in the public service system -including doctors, nurses, teachers, and government officials – will not be allowed to wear any religious symbols or garments while working, including a Star of David, cross, kippot, burqa or turban. According to Ynet, leaders in the Jewish community, including Lawyer and Political advisor Eric Maldoff who lead the delegation and Jewish Federation president David Cape, met with Bernard Dranville, the Canadian minister responsible for...
  • “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page Collects Over 25,000 Fans in One Day

    08/14/2013 9:05:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling was banned for life from the Missouri State Fair rodeo after he wore an Obama mask and taunted bulls on Saturday night. Now, thousands of fans are flocking to support Tuffy. “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page has amassed over 25,000 supporters in a little over a day. Via The Missouri Torch: Poor Tuffy. A rodeo clown’s gotta eat.
  • Bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer Banned From Entering Britain

    06/27/2013 12:24:38 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 27, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Prominent anti-jihadi bloggers Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch have been banned from entering Great Britain for a democracy march. The BBC reported: Two prominent US bloggers have been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office has said. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America. They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed. A government spokesman said individuals whose presence “is not conducive to the public good” could be excluded by the home secretary. He added: “We condemn...
  • The offal truth about American haggis

    01/24/2013 4:44:45 PM PST · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 24th January 2013 | Jon Kelly
    'Traditional Scottish haggis is banned in the United States. With Burns Night looming, how do fans satisfy their taste for oatmeal and offal? For aficionados, it is the "great chieftain o' the pudding-race". To sceptics, however, it is a gruesome mush of sheep's innards - and for decades American authorities have agreed. Authentic Scottish haggis has been banned in the United States since 1971, when the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) first took a dim view of one of its key ingredients - sheep's lung. While millions of people around the world will enjoy, or endure, a Burns Night helping...
  • Judge bars pro-life protester, pastor from setting foot in D.C.

    01/24/2013 1:03:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    lsn ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A judge has barred a pro-life protester from setting foot in Washington, D.C., after he vocally interrupted Barack Obama's second inauguration. Rives Miller Grogan, 47, shouted pro-life slogans during the inaguration ceremonies as he dangled for five hours very high up in a tree, near the Capital Hill reflecting pool. Eyewitnesses say he only stopped during Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem. The California-based activist and former pastor has been arrested numerous times over the last four years – including running onto the field at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game with a sign...
  • Will "Post" Cereal be banned too?

    01/23/2013 12:50:22 AM PST · by Kenika · 33 replies
    Mr Cereal ^ | 1/23/13 | Self
    The grandaddy of cereal slogans is for Quaker Puffed Rice. The cereal is actually made using a process that resembles shooting rice from a gun. In 1904, Quaker introduced the cereal to the mass public by shooting Puffed Rice from cannons at the World's Fair. In 1913, an astute ad man decided to promote the cereal by exploiting how it's made and this famous, yet mostly forgotten, slogan was invented.
  • Networks Herald Obama Throwing Down 'Political Gauntlet' on Gun Control

    12/17/2012 9:32:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    The NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows on Monday all touted President Obama seemingly calling for more gun control during a Sunday night vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. NBC's Today provided the most hype as correspondent Lester Holt proclaimed: "While he offered words of comfort, he also laid down a political gauntlet....sketching the outlines of what amounted to a policy statement on gun violence." Holt acknowledged: "He did not utter the words 'gun control,' but his message could set the stage for such a debate." Speaking to co-host Savannah Guthrie later on the broadcast, Holt...
  • The Short, Miserable Life of Wise Hectare (Meet America's Latest ZOT)

    08/02/2012 10:20:12 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 67 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Joe Hagan
    ...Arpaio is an unabashed carnival barker. And his antics might be amusing if he weren't also notorious for being not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America. As Arizona has become center stage for the debate over illegal immigration and the civil rights of Latinos, Arpaio has sold himself as the symbol of nativist defiance, a modern-day Bull Connor bucking the federal government over immigration policy.... ...Arpaio is so obsessed with the often illusory crimes of immigrants that he ignored more than 400 cases of sexual abuse he was responsible for investigating, including assaults on...
  • Tim Larkin Banned from Britain

    05/10/2012 9:34:45 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/10/12 | The Blaze
    Tim Larkin, a successful self-defense instructor, has been banned from entering the U.K. because, in the words of MP Rosie Cooper: “He teaches extreme and violent self-defense that is unwelcome [in Britain].” One of Larkin’s philosophies, according to the Telegraph, is: “violence is rarely the answer, but when it is, it’s the only answer.” His website elaborates: The truth is… your best self defense in a life-or-death confrontation is injuring the other guy. And it’s the one thing that makes us so different. Because, when you… Try to keep yourself from being stabbed – you’ll get stabbed. Try to avoid...
  • Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention

    05/02/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/2/12 | Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News
    In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this week that banning handguns from downtown Tampa during the convention, as the city's Mayor Bob Buckhorn requested, "would surely violate the Second Amendment." ... Buckhorn said last month that the state law, which prohibits the city from temporarily banning handguns, makes the city "look silly" because officials can prohibit water guns but not real ones, The Associated Press reported. "There is...
  • War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned ..

    04/04/2012 8:44:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | Mar 26, 2012
    War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests 'Dinosaur,' 'Birthday,' 'Halloween,' 'Poverty,' 'Divorce' Among Those Suggested March 26, 2012 7:04 PM The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests. Words that suggest wealth are excluded because they could make kids jealous. “Poverty” is also on the forbidden list. That’s something Sy Fliegal with the Center for Educational Innovation calls ridiculous There are banned words currently in school districts nationwide. Walcott said New York...
  • New Blacklist: Meatloaf 'Banned' For Being Republican

    03/09/2012 1:05:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/9/12 | John Nolte
    Those of us who understand how the New Blacklist works aren't at all surprised to hear Meatloaf's claim that after being outed as a Republican he now has fewer media outlets interested in helping him to promote his work. But it's the reaction of the Esquire writer that's most interesting: MEATLOAF: I'm not dealing with those subjects. Hell in a Handbasket is not dealing with the political nature of the country. It's dealing with the humanity and the compassion of the world. I can give you an example — I've been banned from two TV shows. ESQUIRE: For what? ML:...
  • Iran Bans Barbie: 'Meet Dara and Sara'

    01/16/2012 4:54:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    The Iranian morality police are extending the long reach of the law to dolls, and has activated an official ban on the sale of Barbies. Meet Dara and Sara -- complete with a little head scarf for the eight year old Muslim girl doll. The ban on the pert little American teenage doll produced by the U.S.-based Mattel Company, as well as the accessories she comes with, is part of the response to tightened sanctions against the Islamic Republic by Western nations. Muslim clerics had already succeeded in banning the curvaceous cutie in Saudi Arabia in 2003, outlawing Barbie altogether...
  • Muslims Against Crusades banned by Theresa May

    11/10/2011 11:55:10 AM PST · by the scotsman · 93 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11th November 2011 | Dominic Casciani
    'The home secretary is banning Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), a group that planned an anti-Armistice Day protest. It had wanted to repeat a demonstration held last year, when it burned poppies near London's Albert Hall. Theresa May's order will make membership or support of MAC a criminal offence. It is closely linked to seven other previously-banned groups. The organisation, now dissolved, said "the call for Islam will never be silenced by any ban or proscription". Mrs May said she was satisfied that Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) was "simply another name for an organisation already proscribed under a number of names"....
  • Elders banned the women registration in districts tribal agencies.

    09/28/2011 1:36:05 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 28 September 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 28 September 2011, Elders of different area of KP province have banned the female voter registration in new voter list. That affects the news computerized voter list in province. NADRA has Re-Registration of Voter list in different area of the Khyber Province and tribal agencies. According to sources the elders of seven districts including Peshawar has banned the women registration in new list, also in some tribal area women were not allowed to check their name in voter list nor the elders check and excused to teams whose checking the women name. Sources said that women’s in Rural area...
  • Robroy is gone. Here is the contact info

    08/25/2011 7:19:04 AM PDT · by robroys woman · 162 replies
    vanity | 8/25/2011 | Robroys woman
    Due to comments he made on this thread, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2766898/posts Robroys posting priviledges have been revoked. Since he began his membership in 1998 he has made a lot of friends here, many of whom were expecting freepmail once we got to our place in Kentucky. There are also some here who he worked with in the past in the real world. And his only connection to these people now is freerepublic and freepmail. Therefore, if you would like to stay in touch with him, his "special" new email address is robroysjunk@gmail.com. Its an account he set up separate from all others...
  • England Reaffirms Ban on Radio Host Michael Savage

    05/25/2011 3:28:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    jonathanturley.org ^ | 5-25-11 | Jonathon Turley
    We have been following the ban imposed on conservative radio host Michael Savage by England — barring him from entry into the country. England now appears to have reaffirmed the decision and accuses Savage of promising to retract some of his statements and failing to do so. While I strongly disagree with many of Savage’s statements, I view the ban as part of a disturbing trend limiting free speech in the West and particularly in England. In the communication below, Treasury Solicitor Michael Atkins tells counsel for Savage that he previously assured the government that Savage would repudiate some of...
  • YouTube Bans Islam Video by JoeDanMedia - "Live to Die (for virgins in the sky)"

    01/06/2011 11:53:40 AM PST · by FreeMarketFred · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | November 2010 | Joe Dan Gorman
    One of the best videos on radical islam has now been banned by YouTube.  But Mirror-videos are popping up.  The Jawa Report and BareNakedIslam were the first on this. Apparently, Joe Dan is hitting their nerves....  Go Joe Dan!!!!  [JoeDanMedia.com] JD has now posted Live2Die to Vimeo
  • Notre Dame and Miami players banned from crossing border into Mexico (ND pulls passports)

    12/28/2010 6:11:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | 12/28/10 | DARA KELLY
    Notre Dame and Miami players banned from crossing border into MexicoBy DARA KELLY, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer Updated Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 8:04 AM Players from both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Miami Hurricanes have been banned from crossing the border into Mexico during their free time before the Sun Bowl. In fact Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly see Mexico, one of the worlds most dangerous cities, as such a threat and temptation for his players that he has taken his players passports away before they fly to El Paso, according to the Globe and Mail. The Miami Hurricanes...
  • Christmas in Bethlehem: the cross banished from souvenirs

    12/23/2010 11:05:46 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Asia News ^ | 12/22/2010 | Samir Qumsieh
    This Christmas in Bethlehem, the cross has been banned from souvenirs for tourists and pilgrims in the Holy Land... Samir Qumsieh, journalist and director of the Catholic television station Al-Mahed Nativity TV in Bethlehem, said: "I want to launch a campaign to urge people not to buy these products - he says - because the removal of the cross is an intimidation against Christians, it is like saying that Jesus was never crucified. " Qumsieh points out that from 2002 to 2010 the Christian population of Bethlehem has dropped from over 18 thousand to 11 thousand people... Only 15,400 Christians...
  • The Cross is Banned in Bethlehem, and Christians inthe Middle East are Under Seige

    12/24/2010 1:04:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Big Peace ^ | 12/24/10 | Peter Schweizer
    We are far too accustomed to thinking that the Middle East is populated only by Muslims and a few Jews. There are Christians living there, too, often beleaguered and under attack. Here are three stories that remind us during this Christmas season that life for Christians in the Holy Land during this Holy Season can be particularly perilous. First, we learn that the cross, the very symbol of Christianity, has basically been abolished from Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. “This Christmas in Bethlehem, the cross has been banned from souvenirs for tourists and pilgrims in the Holy Land. Some textile...
  • The Red Cross bans Christmas (to avoid offending Muslims)

    12/16/2010 1:36:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 16, 2010
    Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops. Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems. The charity's politically-correct move triggered an avalanche of criticism and mockery last night - from Christians and Moslems. Christine Banks, a volunteer at a Red Cross shop in New Romney, Kent, said: 'We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can't have anything that means Christmas. We're allowed to have some tinsel but...
  • Sick PCs should be banned from the net says Microsoft

    10/06/2010 12:08:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/6/10 | Staff
    Virus-infected computers that pose a risk to other PCs should be blocked from the net, a senior researcher at software giant Microsoft suggests. The proposal is based on lessons from public health, said Scott Charney of the firm's Trustworthy Computing team. It is designed to tackle botnets - networks of infected computers under the control of cybercriminals. Putting machines in temporary quarantine would stop the spread of a virus and allow it to be cleaned.
  • Satire banned in Brazil ahead of presidential election

    08/18/2010 10:41:30 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 8/17/10
    Brazil's comedians and satirists have been banned from making fun of candidates ahead of the nation's presidential election in October. The legal ban could last until a possible runoff on Oct 31. Brazilian performers are planning to fight for their right to ridicule with protests in Rio de Janeiro and other cities on Sunday. Dubbed the "anti-joking law", the relic of Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship prohibits ridiculing candidates in the three months before elections. Critics say the ban threatens free speech and is a blight on the reputation of Latin America's largest nation. "Do you know of any other democracy in...
  • How does one create a ping list?

    08/16/2010 5:28:58 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 35 replies
    8-16-2010
    Sorry about the vanity! I would like to create a healthy and natural living ping list. How does one do this? Is there a way to save the list of people who want on it and then just transfer the names to the post? Thanks!
  • Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem

    08/10/2010 8:26:54 AM PDT · by nmh · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/9/10 | Todd Starnes
    A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a June 25 visit to the Lincoln Memorial. “They told them to stop singing,” said Evan Gassman, a spokesman for the Young America’s Foundation. “I was taken aback. You wouldn’t expect a display of national patriotism to be censored." ... “If their idea of civil disobedience is singing the national anthem, then so be it,” Gassman said. “Let them disobey.” The crime was "singing it loudly".
  • NAACP Head Banned From NC's Largest School System (Children and snack machines are spared)

    07/15/2010 9:17:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WXII ^ | 7/15/10
    NAACP Head Banned From NC's Largest School SystemPOSTED: 8:32 am EDT July 15, 2010 RALEIGH -- Four civil rights activists arrested for protesting what they call a decision to resegregate North Carolina's largest school district have been barred from school property. The News & Observer reported Thursday that Wake County school officials have warned the four protesters they will face legal action if they step on school property without permission. The warning targets state NAACP president Rev. William Barber, Duke University historian Tim Tyson, and two others arrested June 15 on accusations they disrupted a school board meeting. Barber planned...
  • Daily Kos Founder Banned From MSNBC After “Cheap Shot” At Joe Scarborough

    07/07/2010 4:31:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies · 1+ views
    mediaite.com ^ | 7/7/10 | Steve Krakauer
    Following a harsh exchange between MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas on Twitter in May, Moulitsas writes today that he has been banned (for now) from appearing on the network. He publishes an email from MSNBC President Phil Griffin explaining the reasoning (a “cheap shot”), but Moulitsas concludes he has “been booted from the network because of a Scarborough temper tantrum.” Moulitsas writes today on Daily Kos about the circumstances in a post “Why I am blacklisted by MSNBC“. “In case you were wondering why you haven’t seen me on MSNBC recently, it seems that Joe...
  • Should the American Flag be banned in America? (poll)

    06/03/2010 7:52:32 AM PDT · by nmh · 52 replies · 952+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2010 | Fox Staff
    You Decide: Should the American Flag be Banned -- in America? (Choices below) No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it. Yes. The safety of students comes first. Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.' Other (post a comment) BTW
  • Shechita Banned in New Zealand (kosher slaughter)

    05/30/2010 12:08:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 784+ views
    inn ^ | 5/30/10 | staff
    Regulations that came into effect in New Zealand over the weekend forbid kosher ritual slaughter (shechita). According to the new regulations, animals must now be unconscious before being slaughtered, invalidating them for kosher slaughter.
  • CAIR-Chicago calls banned Terrorist leader “World Renowned Scholar”

    05/11/2010 9:29:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 190+ views
    canada free press ^ | 5/11/10 | Joe Kaufman
    Chicago, IL) The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), a.k.a. CAIR-Illinois, in a ‘hit piece’ against top counter-terrorism expert Steven Emerson dated May 1st, described the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, as a “world-renowned Muslim scholar.” This, while al-Qaradawi, on a number of occasions, has personally stated his support for suicide bombings and for attacks against American troops. As well, al-Qaradawi is known to be a fervent anti-Semite, a trait that CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, has exhibited from time to time.
  • Should the American Flag Be Banned -- in America?

    05/07/2010 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 59 replies · 1,389+ views
    Should the display of an American flag be banned, even if a school administrator feels that display could lead to fights? No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it. 46% (147,117 votes) Yes. The safety of students comes first. 53% (167,868 votes) Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.' <1% (1,268 votes) Other (post a comment) 1% (3,241 votes) Total Votes: 319,494 PLEASE FREEP!!!
  • City workers banned from official travel to Arizona (San Francisco)

    04/28/2010 10:14:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 995+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 4/28/10 | staff
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally. The ban on city employee travel to Arizona takes effect immediately, although there are some exceptions, including for law enforcement officials investigating a crime, officials said. It's unclear how many planned trips by city workers will be curtailed.
  • Father banned from driving after getting behind the wheel of a toy Barbie car while drunk

    04/19/2010 5:23:16 AM PDT · by wazoo1031 · 22 replies · 974+ views
    The Mail Online ^ | April 19, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A father-of-four has been banned from driving for three years after getting behind the wheel of a toy car when drunk. Paul Hutton, 40, was over the legal alcohol limit when he climbed into the seat of a 4ft by 2ft electric Barbie car, which has a top speed of just 4mph. A police patrol car spotted the 6ft-tall former RAF aeron Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1267136/Father-banned-driving-getting-wheel-toy-Barbie-car-drunk.html#ixzz0lY2qUqd4
  • Godlike Productions Website

    02/28/2010 6:47:21 PM PST · by Blowtorch · 20 replies · 832+ views
    GODLIKEPRODUCTIONS.COM Does anyone around here know about this site? It is a conspiracy forum that I frequented for about a year to get the "inside scoop" on news as well as conspiracy theories on various topics. Well, I was reading a thread on the Site that hinted at the fact that it could be a social experiment - a conspiracy to track the conspiracists, so to speak. Well the thread was deleted almost immediately and the poster was banned. Doing a little research, I found out the disturbing possibility that the site is truly run by the government or an...
  • Menifee District Pulls Dictionaries Over Sex Term (Time To Label The Dictionary PG13)

    01/25/2010 1:04:16 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies · 486+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 1/24/2010 | CBS2
    A Southern California school district has pulled dictionaries from classrooms because a parent complained when a child came across the term "oral sex." District officials said Friday that the Menifee Union School District -- which serves 9,000 kindergartners through eight graders in Riverside County -- is forming a committee to consider a permanent classroom ban of the Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. A memo from Assistant Superintendent Karen Valdes acknowledged it is a respected resource but district officials found that "a number of referenced words are age-inappropriate." Some parents and free-speech advocates said the district is overreacting. Peter Scheer, executive director...