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  • Chinese Top Online Media Reports MICHAEL SAVAGE Banned From U.K

    05/07/2009 7:15:55 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 59 replies · 3,211+ views
    The People (Communist Party Run Website, China) ^ | 8 May 2009 | The People (China, original in Chinese)
    It is going global now. 英公布“不受欢迎人士”名单 美脱口秀主持人榜上有名 2009年05月06日08:56 来源:人民网-国际频道 【字号 大 中 小】 打印 留言 论坛 网摘 手机点评 纠错 E-mail推荐:   人民网5月6日讯 据美国有线电视新闻网报道,英国政府日前公布了一份22人的“不受欢迎者”名单,其中白人至上主义者,伊斯兰神职人员,一名堪萨斯州神父以及美国脱口秀主持人均因“煽动仇恨”榜上有名。   英国内政部表示他们将至少在数月内拒绝这些人入境。内政部仅公布了其中16名“上榜”人士的信息,然而他们拒绝透露其他六人的姓名。   在这份名单中最被人熟知的莫过于美国脱口秀主持人Michael Savage,其本名Michael Alan Wiener< 赫然在名单之列。他的电台脱口秀全美排名第三,这位主持人以他反对堕胎,反对同性恋婚姻,反对移民的观点备受争议。
  • Free speech banned

    05/06/2009 10:00:01 AM PDT · by Jack L. Lee · 13 replies · 735+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 05/06/2009 | Jack Lee
    by Jack Lee "I may not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it" -Voltaire This famous quote is the basis for what is often heralded as our most fundamental inalienable right, and why so many Americans were offended when England's Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith (shown right), banned radio talk show host Michael Savage from travel to the misty isles. Savage is well known for his provocative in your face style, frequently done as a sort of verbal assault on liberals, illegals and Islamic extremism. But, he has never advocated...
  • UK 'least wanted' list published

    05/05/2009 6:28:00 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 28 replies · 1,359+ views
    bbc ^ | Tuesday, 5 May 2009
    The names of some of the people barred from entering the UK for fostering extremism or hatred have been published for the first time. Islamic extremists, white supremacists and a US radio host (Michael Savage)are among the 16 of 22 excluded in the five months to March to have been named by the Home Office.
  • Is This Offensive?

    04/24/2009 8:28:51 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 19 replies · 992+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | April 24, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    There is a debate beginning in Canada over whether or not to uphold a ban on a European car commercial. I would like to know the American perspective.
  • Get Your Red Hots (light bulbs that is) Before It's Too Late

    03/28/2009 6:52:28 PM PDT · by catnipman · 69 replies · 1,884+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 19, 2007
    WND YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK Congress bans incandescent bulbs Massive energy bill phases out Edison's invention by 2014 Posted: December 19, 2007 7:18 pm Eastern 2009 Incandescent light bulb In addition to raising auto fuel efficiency standards 40 percent, an energy bill passed by Congress yesterday bans the incandescent light bulb by 2014. President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law today after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. The House passed the bill by a 314-100 vote after approval by the Senate last week. Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of...
  • Banning Books - Where Do We Draw The Line?

    02/18/2009 8:20:59 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 51 replies · 2,643+ views ^ | 02 18 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    You may or may not be aware that Harry Potter, The Anarchist Cookbook and Stephen King books have been banned from schools around the country. But where do we draw the line? We want to protect our children, but what about freedom of speech, artistic expression, etc.? It is pretty strange to consider Shakespeare has not only been banned from public schools over sexual themes, but that censored editions have been out since the 1700s. Was there offensive material in them? Yes, but there is offensive material in Walmart too, not to mention offensive odors. Did Lolita make me sick...
  • Beer, nudity banned in Bay to Breakers race

    02/12/2009 9:40:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 2,860+ views ^ | 2/12/09 | Heather Knight
    Like banishing beads and masks from Mardi Gras or removing the red carpet and gold statues from the Academy Awards, the banning of floats, beer and nudity at this year's Bay to Breakers will take all the fun out of it, many longtime revelers say. City leaders and sponsors of the 98th annual wacky footrace announced several major changes Wednesday that detractors say will turn the over-the-top, only-in-San Francisco party into a 12K footrace like any other race in any other city in the world. At the May 17 event, police will cite or arrest anybody openly drinking alcohol or...
  • Bible Giveaway Banned at School on Religious Freedom Day

    01/18/2009 6:39:18 AM PST · by kellynla · 33 replies · 1,406+ views
    Christian Post Reporter ^ | Jan. 17 2009 | Lawrence Jones
    A Southwest Florida man who in past years has been allowed to distribute free Bibles to high school students on Religious Freedom Day was turned down this year by the district's superintendent. Jerry Rutherford, president of World Changers, appeared before the Collier County School Board on Thursday to ask for a reversal of the decision but received the same response. "This rejection is a slap in the face," said Rutherford, according to Naples News. "The decision to deny access to community groups that are religious in nature is censorship and bias." In November, Rutherford routinely submitted his request to set...
  • Obama&#8217;s grandmother banned by The Kenya Police from giving interviews

    10/30/2008 1:50:32 PM PDT · by xcamel · 31 replies · 1,409+ views
    API ^ | October 30, 2008 | API staff
    Censuring Obama’s grandmother: She is being censured by the police so that she does not say anything - a slip of a tongue may occur - that may reveal the identity and birth place of her grandson. If she were to say something in the line of - another citizenship, or that he was born in Kenya or Hawaii and adopted by a foreigner, and Obama is elected, that may create a constitutional crisis in the US because that will open for lawsuits to ensure Obama is not sworn in as President.
  • Palin asked librarian about removing books(barf alert!)

    09/06/2008 12:09:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 39 replies · 537+ views
    Lewiston Sunjournal ^ | Rindi White
    WASILLA, Alaska- Back in 1996, when she first became mayor, Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she be asked to do so. According to news coverage at the time, the librarian said she would definitely not be all right with it. A few months later, the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, got a letter from Palin telling her she was going to be fired. The censorship issue was not mentioned as a reason for the firing. The letter just said the new mayor felt Emmons didn't fully support her and...
  • Banned cancer drugs better than NHS ones

    06/15/2008 5:23:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 140+ views ^ | 6-15-08 | staff
    With privately bought drugs proving to be up to five times as effective as NHS treatments, The Sunday Times reports on the suffering the co-payments ban is inflicting on patients... The National Health Service is providing dying cancer patients with drugs that are five times less effective than those available privately and is refusing to treat them if they try to buy medicines themselves. One drug for kidney cancer, routinely available through public health systems in most European countries but not to British patients, can reduce the size of tumours in 31% of patients, compared with just 6% of those...
  • FR Should Have an Appeals Process

    06/14/2008 10:03:59 PM PDT · by Soliton · 133 replies · 396+ views
    06/14/2008 | Soliton
    I have been a member since 1999. I have been suspended at least twice and kicked off "for good" once. I deserved to be suspended once. I believe that FR is a force for good in the world. Debate between people who consider themselves conservative, right or wrong, is a good thing. I believe that FR would prosper more, that more would donate, if they really believed that they had a stake in the site. The risk, that I now expose myself to, that you can be booted forever for speaking your honestly conservative mind in accordance with the rules,...
  • Israel names biblically banned Hoopoe national bird

    05/29/2008 9:30:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 309+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/08 | Jeffrey Heller
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It may not be kosher, but the Hoopoe was chosen Thursday as Israel's national bird. The Hoopoe, or "Duchifat" in Hebrew, is listed in the Old Testament as unclean and forbidden food for Jews. President Shimon Peres declared the pink, black and white-crested bird the winner of a competition timed to coincide with Israel's 60th anniversary. It beat out rivals such as the Yellow-vented Bulbul and the Palestine Sunbird. The Book of Leviticus groups the Hoopoe with birds such as the eagle, vulture and pelican that are "abhorrent, not to be eaten." Israel is a main crossroads...
  • Naomi Campbell Banned By British Airways

    04/08/2008 3:29:26 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 182+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-8-2008 | Anita Singh
    Naomi Campbell banned by British Airways By Anita Singh and agencies Last Updated: 12:17pm BST 08/04/2008 Naomi Campbell has been banned from flying with British Airways following a row about lost baggage. Miss Campbell has been involved in disruptions at Heathrow before The supermodel, famed for her fiery temper, was removed from a BA flight last Thursday and arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5. Miss Campbell, 37, allegedly spat at the officer during a furious dispute with airline staff. A British Airways spokesman declined to comment, saying: "We do not comment in detail...
  • Christians banned from saying 'Allah'

    12/29/2007 7:13:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 113 replies · 681+ views
    WND ^ | 12-29-2007 | staff
    A Malaysian newspaper is reporting that Christians in that Muslim nation are being banned from using the word "Allah." "We cannot let other religions use it because it will confuse people," Malaysia's Deputy Internal Security Minister, Johari Baharum, told the DNAIndia publication. He said "only Muslims can use the word 'Allah.'" The issue erupted when a Catholic publication used the now-banned-for-Christians word. Herald, the Catholic Church's weekly newsletter, used the word and was warned it is at risk now of losing its publication permit.
  • City told: Stop prosecuting 'annoying' Christian

    12/09/2007 5:04:49 AM PST · by kindred · 40 replies · 127+ views ^ | December 8, 2007 | unknown
    A federal judge has ordered a Louisiana city to stop enforcing an ordinance that banned a Christian man from warning bar patrons about the consequences of their actions, concluding the First Amendment trumps the local law. "Zachary (La.) has no legitimate governmental interest in restricting speech that is too 'annoying' or 'offensive' to listeners," said U.S. District Judge James Brady, who issued a preliminary injunction preventing the city from continuing to enforce its restriction. The case was brought by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of John Netherland, a man who had been targeted by authorities in the city of...
  • Poll: Which Hymn Do you Wish was Banned From Church?

    11/24/2007 1:33:40 PM PST · by ensignsj · 86 replies · 169+ views
    Vote at the Holy Observer.
  • Be4Fred: Last Warning (Strange FReep mail sent to me?)

    11/15/2007 2:27:15 PM PST · by avacado · 161 replies · 2,543+ views
    FReeper email box | November 15, 2007 | avacado
    I just received the strangest FReeper email from a "Be4Fred." I'll post it below. And did FReeper "pissant" really get banned for showing support for Duncan Hunter? This whole thing gave me a creepy feeling. ... Subject: Last Warning hello, this is a friendly reminder that you have not yet contributed to FReds campaign this month. Please take the time to do so now: And remember, we are coming down the final stretch and we must all rally behind FRed. Now is the time to say NO to RINOS like Duncan Hunter and Mitt Romney. Any show of support...
  • Camp: Allow God in flag certificates

    10/09/2007 6:11:00 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Midland Daily ^ | 10/08/2007
    Midland Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Camp is among lawmakers objecting because the U.S. Capitol's architect won't allow God to be mentioned in certificates of authenticity accompanying flags flown over the Capitol and bought by constitutents. "This is as insulting as it is absurd," Camp said in a prepared statement. "The architect has gone way too far. If we can put 'in God we trust' on our money, then we can certainly put it on a flag certificate when a citizen wants it there." Camp and dozens of other lawmakers are sending a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi...
  • Camp: Allow God in flag certificates (God Removed from US Capitol)

    10/09/2007 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies · 736+ views
    Our Midland ^ | 9 Oct 07 | none
    U.S. Rep. Dave Camp is among lawmakers objecting because the U.S. Capitol's architect won't allow God to be mentioned in certificates of authenticity accompanying flags flown over the Capitol and bought by constitutents. "This is as insulting as it is absurd," Camp said in a prepared statement. "The architect has gone way too far. If we can put 'in God we trust' on our money, then we can certainly put it on a flag certificate when a citizen wants it there." Camp and dozens of other lawmakers are sending a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calling for...