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  • Remembering Gary Becker: A Supporter of Freedom, Critic of Obamacare

    05/09/2014 7:54:33 AM PDT · by se99tp · 2 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | May 9th, 2014 | Tracy C. Miller
    Like his teacher Milton Friedman, Gary Becker was a supporter of freedom and free markets. One could certainly disagree with him for being too tolerant of some kinds of interventionist government economic policy. Nevertheless, he was often critical of government intervention in the economy, arguing in support of free trade, deregulation, privatization, and against the Affordable Care Act.
  • Sowell: Gary Becker (1930-2014)

    05/05/2014 2:56:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 5, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker was internationally renowned within the economics profession, but was not nearly as well known among the general public as he deserved to be. More important, his path-breaking ideas, including his analysis of the economics of racial discrimination, deserved to be much more a part of the many discussions of that subject. More than half a century after Professor Becker's landmark work on the economics of discrimination, most controversies on that subject, both in the media and in politics, go on in utter ignorance of his penetrating insights. So do laws and policies that make discrimination...
  • Let exorcism prayer begin within the Diocese of Worcester itself!

    03/17/2012 8:26:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 17, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Benedict XVI, a little while back, said that: "Today we see in a truly terrifying way that the greatest persecution of the church does not come from outside enemies but is born of sin within the church." (See here). This truth is often downplayed by some when it is not forgotten altogether. In this week's Catholic Free Press, Father Daniel J. Becker (who to his credit acknowledges that "each one of us is a sinner, with particular faults and bad habits which darken our souls"), writes in an article entitled "Shine the light on evil": "The truth of today's...
  • Sen. Hatch Seeks Answers from NLRB's Becker on SEIU Manual

    10/28/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 27, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    It's almost given that a Democratic member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has at least some background as a union lawyer. Craig Becker, who long had been associate general counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) before obtaining a recess appointment to the board by President Obama in March 2010 following a Senate GOP filibuster, fits the pattern. But he also may have gone that extra mile, helping to prepare an SEIU manual on how to intimidate employers. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, wants to know more. On September 12, Hatch wrote a letter to Becker asking...
  • Hatch to NLRB’s Craig Becker: ‘Did you write the SEIU ‘intimidation manual?’

    09/13/2011 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/11 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, asked National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Craig Becker on Tuesday if he helped the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) write its “intimidation manual.” “According to several recent news reports, some controversial documents have come to light in the course of SEIU’s current litigation with Sudexo, Inc., [sic] including a ‘Contract Campaign Manual,’ which provides details regarding the strategies employed by the union during organizing and contract campaigns,” Hatch wrote to Becker. “Among other things, the manual explicitly advises union members to engage in tactics designed to attack the reputation of an employer as well...
  • Thank Speaker Boehner for Blocking Obama Recess Appointments

    05/31/2011 8:07:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | May 31, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    With the Obama legislative agenda stalled, the left has turned its attention toward using the Executive power to accomplish their socialist goals. The key to this strategy is to the pack agencies, boards, and commissions such as the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with leftists like Craig Becker and Elizabeth Warren who will advance the collectivist agenda, regardless of whether there is any legal authority to do so. The Senate has blocked several of the more radical nominees, but under the Constitution, President Obama has the power to appoint them during a Congressional recess. Republican...
  • PJM Exclusive: Congress Questions Obama’s SEC Chief Embroiled in New Madoff Scandal

    03/03/2011 1:27:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 3, 2011 | Richard Pollock
    Chairwoman Mary Schapiro's general counsel is accused of having a conflict of interest in the Madoff affair that Schapiro knew about. Two influential congressional leaders are directly challenging Security and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Schapiro as a new Bernard Madoff scandal engulfs the agency, this one involving charges of conflicts of interest by her own general counsel. Pajamas Media has obtained a copy of the letter sent to the SEC chairwoman. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) today sent a sharply worded joint letter to the SEC chief, demanding she explain why the she appointed General Counsel...
  • Fran Becker Poised for a Win (NY-4)

    10/27/2010 10:18:03 AM PDT · by Raquel · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Political Blog ^ | October 26, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    According to a Daily News report, Republican Fran Becker, candidate for U.S. Congress, is “surging” in the polls to unseat 7- term incumbent Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4). No surprise here. As Congresswoman, McCarthy has proven to be a spokesperson for the Obama, Pelosi agenda; whereas, as Nassau County Legislator, Fran Becker has proven to be a spokesperson for Nassau County. Less than two months ago, the Cook Political Report found District 4 a “solid” win for McCarthy in the November 2 election, today has the race within six points. On September 20 the National Republican Congressional Committee announced Fran...
  • Tea Party Town Hall To Defeat Carolyn McCarthy

    10/21/2010 5:05:51 PM PDT · by DebraAI · 3 replies
    Tea Party CPAC ^ | October 21, 2010 | Tea Party CPAC
    Tea Party Town Hall With Fran Becker (R) & Tea Party CPAC Join Us at Tiger Schulmann’s located at – 274 Sunrise Highway Rockville Center, NY 11570 Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM Date: October 27th, 2010 Fran Becker is a Conservative Republican and well known all over Long Island. He is running against Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. He will be joining Michael Lodispoto and Adi Ruvolo of the Tea Party CPAC at Tiger Schulmann’s dojo. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy is a staunch liberal. Carolyn McCarthy has voted with a majority of her Democratic colleagues 98.0% of the time during the current Congress....
  • Internal Poll Says Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's Got A Fight On Her Hands: Updated

    10/09/2010 8:40:07 AM PDT · by lifreeper · 9 replies
    Internal Poll Says Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's Got A Fight On Her Hands: Updated » By Celeste Katz Voters' favorable views of seven-term NY-4 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy have tumbled between June and October, according to an internal poll which suggests she'll have to work hard to defeat GOP challenger Fran Becker. As The Daily News' Ben Lesser reported last month: "McCarthy got thousands of dollars in campaign checks from a lobbyist and his son who've since been charged with funneling illegal cash to politicians. At the same time the money was pouring in, McCarthy sponsored millions of taxpayer dollars in congressional...
  • NLRB Opens Door to Stealth Card Check Despite Becker's Conflict of Interest

    09/17/2010 12:46:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 16, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      In placing radical union lawyer Craig Becker on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) via recess appointment this past March, President Obama may have produced a more potent weapon to advance organized labor's interests than even he may have realized. In a 3-2 decision on August 27, the board voted to review its ruling of three years ago, Dana Corporation [351 NLRB No. 28 (2007)], which granted dissenting workers the right to undo a successful (i.e., employer-recognized) union card check campaign. The board thus has given unions some new ammunition for realizing its top priority of forcing, and...
  • Abuse of Presidential Power? Posner

    07/25/2010 1:37:44 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Becker-Posner Blog ^ | July 18, 2010 | Richard Posner (Gary Becker's comment follows)
    The Bush Administration, especially in the person of Vice President Cheney, had an expansive view of presidential authority. It was articulated as an interpretation of the Constitution, in particular Article II, which is about the presidency. Truman similarly took an expansive view of presidential authority when he seized the steel industry during the Korean War, but the seizure was overturned by the Supreme Court. (The Bush Administration had a mixed record in the Supreme Court in defending its expansive view of presidential authority, which centered on antiterrorist policy.) Clinton used administrative regulation to try to get around the Republican Congress...
  • Protestors block Israeli cargo in California

    06/20/2010 10:20:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 21 June 2010
    Over 500 people gather at Port of Oakland in bid to prevent Zim ship from unloading in protest of Gaza flotilla raid. Organizers say dockworkers have agreed not to show up to unload vessel ___ Flotilla protest reaches California: Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered at the Port of Oakland before dawn Sunday in a bid to prevent an Israeli cargo ship from unloading for the day. Richard Becker ANSWER Coalition, one of the groups which organized the protest, told the San Francisco Chronicle: "Our objective was to boycott this ship for 24 hours, and we succeeded in doing that." The...
  • Dem-Packed NLRB May Rush Through Pro-Union Rulings

    04/08/2010 3:21:30 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 5 replies · 433+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 4/7/2010 | Sean Higgins
    After years of inactivity, the National Labor Relations Board is set to come roaring back. And everyone expects it to give Big Labor a new edge in its dealings with management. Thanks to two recent NLRB recess appointments by President Obama, employers are bracing for new rules on workplace organizing efforts, including how and when the elections are held, which employees can be organized, what data must be turned over to unions during elections and what access they would have to workplaces. Business could also face new restrictions on what they can tell employees during elections and new penalties that...
  • Obama's radical recess appointments

    04/01/2010 3:11:55 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 6 replies · 516+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | April 1, 2010 | Chad Groening
    A grassroots non-denominational church lobby is blasting President Barack Obama for using recess appointments for two individuals who are so radical they couldn't even be confirmed by a Democratic-controlled Senate. Since Congress adjourned on Friday (March 26), President Obama has appointed no less than 15 of his languishing nominees. The Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) is concerned about two in particular, including radical professor Chai Feldblum who is to serve as a commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. TVC executive director Andrea Lafferty says Feldblum is way out of the mainstream. "She has stated that sexual liberty trumps religious liberty,...
  • Obama's Appointee Supports U.S. Business Hiring Illegal Aliens

    03/30/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies · 626+ views
    Chicago Now ^ | 03.28.10 | Warner Todd Huston
    This weekend President Obama implemented a recess appointment for Craig Becker to head the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On January 8th, 2001, Becker told a radio audience that he was a supporter of American businesses hiring undocumented, illegal aliens. The man that will be implementing rules to govern labor relations in America is a supporter of breaking America's labor laws to hire illegal workers. ... and Barack Obama's radical agenda rolls ever onward. audio at linkhere
  • Craig’s List: Employers Have No Right To Be Heard

    03/30/2010 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 2 replies · 648+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/30/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Over the weekend, we noted the recess appointment of Craig Becker, the former Service Employees International Union lawyer to the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB oversees labor and business relations, so this represents a pretty big payback for Big Labor even if Becker cannot serve past the end of the current Congress (January 2011). How big? Over at the Washington Examiner, Mark Hemingway elaborates on Mr. Becker’s take on labor/management relations:
  • Obama Bypasses Senate; Appoints Becker to NLRB

    03/29/2010 10:04:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 600+ views
    NLPC ^ | March 28, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
    Barack Obama and organized labor have made no secret about promoting each other's interests. Indeed, his 2008 presidential victory would have been much more difficult in absence of union financial contributions and volunteer work. Thus, Obama's recess appointment Saturday of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board, effectively overriding a Senate Republican filibuster last month, served as an IOU as well as an expression of the president's will. Becker, currently a top union lawyer, has argued that workers should not have any right to opt out of union representation. Moreover, he's counseled a large local union founded as a...
  • Obama uses recess to seat nominees

    03/27/2010 12:43:11 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 25 replies · 1,156+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/27/2010 | Glenn Thrush and Manu Raju
    President Barack Obama has elected to bypass the Senate and unilaterally install 15 nominees, including the controversial Craig Becker to serve on the National Labor Relations Board, a move sure to infuriate Republicans.
  • Sen. Brown Delivers: Labor’s Love Lost

    02/10/2010 7:48:20 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 10 replies · 880+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/10/2010 | Ed Carson
    The Senate on Tuesday rejected Craig Becker, President Obama’s nominee for the National Labor Relations Board. Becker got 52 votes — but he needed 60 to break a GOP filibuster. Democratic Sens. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Ben Nelson of Nebraska even voted no. On the surface, new Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., wasn’t important. But he denied Democrats' ability to break a GOP filibuster, so there was no point in vulnerable senators sticking their necks out
  • AFL-CIO Boss Calls for Recess Appointment

    02/09/2010 4:06:45 PM PST · by coaltrain · 15 replies · 747+ views
    NRO ^ | 02/09/10 | Daniel Foster
    Major Garrett tweets this response from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on the defeat of Craig Becker: "A Republican-led filibuster has put political interests over the needs of America’s working families," Trumka said. "We support President Obama’s expressed willingness to make recess appointments of critical posts in the federal government if that’s what it takes to get around minority delay and obstruction."
  • Obama's Nomination of Craig Becker to Serve on National Labor Relations Board Fails in Senate

    02/09/2010 1:56:14 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 107 replies · 4,940+ views
    Fox News | Feb. 9, 2010
    Fox News now reporting that Pres. Obama;s nomination of leftist radical labor union associated Craig Becker has failed in the US senate.
  • Craig Becker Uses Rules for Radicals-( Gives False Testimony at Congressional Hearings)

    02/06/2010 9:50:55 AM PST · by opentalk · 5 replies · 493+ views
    the Union News ^ | 2/5/10 | Union News
    Craig Becker Uses Rules for Radicals For #1 SEIU-Obama priority, the ends justify the means President Obama’s radical union-backed nominee to the National Labor Relations Board lied to a Senate confirmation panel earlier this week about his ties to the embattled leftist advocacy group ACORN. The nominee is Craig Becker, who, at least until recently, was longtime associate general counsel to SEIU. Becker is considered radical in part because he believes that “employers should have no role in the unionization process,” according to Brian Johnson, executive director of the Alliance for Worker Freedom. During a hearing Tuesday by the Senate...
  • Obama Labor Board Nominee, "workers should not be able to choose against having a union"

    02/01/2010 2:19:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 652+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2010 | Staff
    Guest post from Americans for Tax Reform If the Senate’s schedule remains unchanged, a cloture vote on Obama's nominee to the National Labor Relations Board, Craig Becker, is expected Thursday, February 4. Such a move will disenfranchise the Senate’s newest member, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown. Democratic leadership reaffirmed numerous times that the Senate would not vote on any health care legislation until Senator Brown is seated. Harry Reid: “We’re not going to rush into anything. We’re going to wait until the new senator arrives to do more on health care.” Jim Webb: “It is vital that we restore the respect...
  • Labor board nominee heats up battle over union-organizing rules

    01/25/2010 1:41:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies · 275+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 25, 2010 | Kevin Bogardus
    Business interest groups are rallying against an Obama administration labor board nominee they fear will implement new rules making it easier for unions to organize. Labor lawyer Craig Becker was re-nominated to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week. His nomination last year was approved by a Senate panel but never received a confirmation vote by the full chamber. Becker, an associate general counsel to both the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO, is being treated by business trade groups as someone who could institute parts of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) through executive action if...
  • Counter protest 9/11 Inside Job Conspiracy theorists (aka anti-war rally)

    12/11/2009 10:22:33 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies · 1,259+ views
    Facebook ^ | Young Americans for Freeom
    Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009 Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm Location: Washington, DC Lafayette Square across from White House (Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North) 10:30 AM YAF will counter protest the 9/11 "inside job" conspiracy theorists. They call it an anti-war rally, but the nuts and bolts are coming from the left coast for this!!! This just cam in last minute!!!! Contact: jordan@yaf.com or 202-596-7923 to join with YAF In Freedom, YAF Come protest the likes of: Scheduled Speakers Dennis Kucinich US Representative (D-Ohio) and former Presidential candidate, www.kucinich.house.gov Cynthia McKinney 2008 Green Party candidate for President, former six-term Democratic...
  • Father reunites with daughter after 30-year search

    11/14/2009 10:06:37 AM PST · by mylife · 43 replies · 1,300+ views
    Google/WBCQ ^ | 11/12/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — A Google search has reunited a father with the daughter he has been trying to track down for three decades. April Antoniou, 30, of Newnan, Georgia, and her father, Scott Becker, of Wichita, Kansas, have been making the rounds of television news and talk shows since their Internet-aided reunion this month. Antoniou and Becker told Atlanta television stations WGCL-TV and 11Alive they had been independently trying to find each other for years but with no success. Antoniou said she had frequently turned to Google but had no luck because her father's name is relatively common and she knew...
  • Boris Becker: 'My Daughter Anna Wasn't Conceived In A Broom Cupboard... It Was On The Stairs'

    10/15/2009 2:05:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 3,351+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 15, 2009
    Boris Becker: 'My Daughter Anna Wasn't Conceived In A Broom Cupboard... It Was On The Stairs' [Pics in URL] By Daily Mail Reporter 15th October 2009 Former tennis champion Boris Becker has revealed that the infamous 'broom cupboard' restaurant liaison - which led to the conception of his third child - actually happened on some stairs. The five time Wimbledon winner had sex with model Angela Ermakova on the steps of London's Nobu restaurant in 1999. The romp with model Angela Ermakova which apparently was over in 'five seconds', produced a daughter, Anna - now nine, and cost Becker his...
  • Top Obama Campaign Member Met With Ahmadinejad in New York Tonight

    09/24/2008 7:42:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 143 replies · 8,163+ views
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | Kristinn
    <p>A founding member of the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois met in New York City tonight with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</p> <p>Jodie Evans, who co-hosted Obama's first major fundraiser in Hollywood in February 2007 just after Obama announced his candidacy and is a top fundraiser and donor to Obama's campaign, led a delegation of leftist anti-American groups that held a private meeting near the United Nations. The stated purpose of the meeting was to "serve as an opening for diplomatic resolution" to prevent war between Iran and the United States.</p>
  • Police Break Up Anti-War Meeting in Washington (20 Reporters Cover 5 Protestors)

    09/06/2007 6:08:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 1,381+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | Thursday, September 6, 2007
    Mounted police charged in to break up an outdoor press conference and demonstration against the Iraq war in Washington on Thursday, arresting three people, organizers and an AFP reporter said. "The police suppressed the press conference. In the middle of the speeches, they grabbed the podium" erected in a park in front of the White House for the small gathering, Brian Becker, national organizer of the ANSWER anti-war coalition, told AFP. "Then, mounted police charged the media present to disperse them," Becker said.The charge caused a peaceful crowd of some 20 journalists and four or five protestors to scatter in...
  • "Joining the military is hazardous to your humanity" says group sponsored by fmr. Dem. Congressman

    06/18/2005 2:42:01 PM PDT · by nwrep · 44 replies · 1,381+ views
    The "Central Committee of Conscientious Objectors" is an organization which "supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war", according to its website. Among the resources available on the website are How-to guides on being AWOL, various reasons for getting out of the military, as well as a list of reasons one should not join the US military. The following picture on its website illustrates the goal of the organization: This organization lists among its sponsors former Democratic congressman Ronald Dellums of California. Dellums was an anti-war, anti-military radical who created a stir during the Vietnam...
  • Five Days Away, and We Need Your Help [More spew from ANSWER, now whining for $$]

    09/19/2005 10:39:42 AM PDT · by upchuck · 24 replies · 839+ views
    email from ANSWER | Sept 19, 2005 | ANSWER
    [NOTE: I know there is a ban on posting solicitations in the forum. But this is so funny, I hope the Mods will make an exception. (Pretty please?)] We are now five days away from September 24. Our sense, from being in touch with more than 200 organizing centers around the country, is that Saturday's demonstrations will be a massive outpouring of opposition to war, occupation and racism, perhaps the biggest protests since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Since May, the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition has been actively promoting the a united antiwar demonstration on September 24 - now all...
  • Who is Air America?

    08/20/2005 12:37:16 AM PDT · by gpapa · 18 replies · 2,738+ views
    Various | August 19, 2005 | gpapa
    Who is Air America? Vanity A summary of some of the key persons involved in the Air-A scandals, and their friends, August 19, 2005 Some of you out there probably have located most of this information before. The following is based on a series of emails I sent to Michelle Malkin and Radio Equalizer over the last few days. I am sure others have sent them similar items, as well as posting them at FR. [My comments are in brackets; some key names, dates, places, organizations and links are highlighted in bold letters] [Michelle Malkin and Radio Equalizer (Brian Maloney)...
  • Should the Estate Tax Go? (Nobel Prize Winner Gary Becker)

    05/22/2005 11:20:04 AM PDT · by FreedomSurge · 37 replies · 550+ views
    The Becker-Posner Blog ^ | May 15, 2005 | Gary Becker
    The tax cut law of 2001 included a slow phase out of the estate tax by 2010, but the tax is supposed to be reinstated in 2011 when the entire 2001 law expires. This strange political compromise on estate taxes presumably will not last, so it is a good time to consider what should be done about this tax. I believe taxes on estates should be permanently abolished since they do little to reduce income or wealth inequality, benefit a vast army of lawyers and accountants whose role is to find ways to cut taxes on the estates of the...
  • The student, the shadowy cult [LaRouche] and a mother's fight for justice

    10/30/2004 5:18:47 PM PDT · by aculeus · 13 replies · 764+ views
    The Observer (UK) ^ | October 31, 2004 | Mark Townsend
    Jeremiah Duggan's death baffled German police and was labelled suicide. Now, 18 months on, new evidence has prompted a reinvestigation His death at a bleak road junction in Germany seemed destined to remain shrouded in mystery. Shortly after leaving a meeting staged by far-right extremists, British student Jeremiah Duggan inexplicably ran in front of speeding traffic. Now the chain of events that led to the 22-year-old sustaining fatal head injuries early one morning on a Wiesbaden ring road are to be re-examined by police. For his mother, Erica, it is the culmination of an 18-month battle to discover what happened...
  • Very Similar to Shiavo: How many more will have to endure this>

    03/23/2005 9:50:11 AM PST · by truthseeker2 · 22 replies · 715+ views
    google search ^ | 03/23/05 | self
    Can Steven Becker Part ICan Steven Becker be Neglected to Death? by Nancy Valko and Sandy Caspersen There are many ways to kill a sick or disabled person. Removing food and water is only one. Since Steven Becker's March operation to relieve pressure on his brain, discussion has revolved around eliminating food and water, provided through a tube into his digestive tract. This medically assisted food and water was correctly called "comfort care" in records at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in suburban st. Louis before the decision was made to end his life. Now the hospital as well as...
  • ANSWER LIES ABOUT INAUGURATION RULES: BRIAN BECKER ALERT

    01/22/2005 5:44:04 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 33 replies · 1,604+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/22/05 | Washington Times
    Brian Becker lied about anti-war protesters not being allowed on Pennsylvania Ave, here is the link! http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24246-2005Jan20.html
  • Submit Questions for ANSWER's Brian Becker on WashPost interview Fri 1/21/05 12 noon ET

    01/21/2005 12:48:18 AM PST · by BillF · 75 replies · 1,422+ views
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | on or before Jan. 19, 2005 | unknown Post staffer
    Brian Becker, National Coordinator for the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Friday, January 21, 2005; Noon ET Brian Becker, national coordinator for the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, discusses the group's demonstration, Thursday's inauguration and his disagreement with the current administration. Submit your questions and comments before or during the discussion [click here].
  • Anarchist groups Plan Disruptions of Inaugural; Colombian Terrorists Target Bush for Death

    01/18/2005 8:48:34 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 762+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JANUARY 19, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Clinton Judge Emasculates Law Enforcement Agencies as Communist and Anarchist groups Plan Disruptions of Inaugural; Colombian Terrorists Target Bush for Death By Special Reports | January 18, 2005 Rulings by a Clinton-appointed federal judge, Gladys Kessler, have given unprecedented access to protesters to the inaugural parade route so that their "civil rights" may be protected. While the Washington Post and other Bush-bashing media are focusing on the cost of the January 20 Inauguration, a much more serious issue has emerged. Communist and anarchist groups may be planning to disrupt the inaugural and possibly commit violence. One organization sympathetic to a...
  • ANSWER AGITATES FOR SIXTIES STYLE 'CIVIL WAR' AT BUSH INAUGURAL

    01/09/2005 4:16:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 228 replies · 61,089+ views
    http://www.internationalanswer.org/ ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | Kristinn
    International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), a front group for the communist Workers World Party, has released a video that agitates for 'civil war' at President Bush's inaugural parade on January 20 in Washington, D.C.According to reports, the group has received demonstration permits from the U.S. Park Service for at least two positions along the parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue: the Navy Memorial and Freedom Plaza.The release of the video follows on the announcement that Ramsey Clark, a founder of ANSWER and its parent group, the International Action Center (IAC), will be one of Saddam Hussein's...
  • Becker CANCELLED - ("Last Call is Near for New Shows"

    12/11/2003 2:00:20 PM PST · by Kieri · 35 replies · 357+ views
    USA Today Online ^ | 12/10/03 | Gary Levin
    ..."Of 36 new series introduced this fall, 24 have been extended to a full season of 22 episodes from the 13 initially ordered. Seven have been canceled, along with four returning shows —L.A. Dragnet, Boomtown, Becker and Wanda at Large — that are gone or soon to depart network lineups."
  • CBS's Becker Sit-Com Blasts "Stupid" People Who Favor Tax Cuts

    12/10/2003 9:51:22 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 58 replies · 846+ views
    MediaResearch ^ | Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:42:36 | BrentBaker
    Another episode of the CBS sit-com Becker, which stars the liberal Ted Danson playing a doctor in a one-man practice in New York City, airs tonight on CBS. In last week's episode, upset by the closing of a "residential life" home for the mentally- challenged, "Becker" went to see the city's Deputy Director of Social Services, who launched into a lengthy rant about the evils of how tax cuts have reduced the amount of money available to government and will lead to "crappy schools which will turn out yet another generation of voters who are too stupid and greedy to...
  • Anyone Else Outraged By Danson's "Becker"?

    12/04/2003 7:40:42 AM PST · by rpage3 · 64 replies · 417+ views
    CBS TV ^ | 11/04/03 | R. Page
    Ok, I watch "Becker". Last night's situation involved NY city closing some sort of "house" where mental patients were kept - the former inmates are now overruning Becker's office and his g/friend's diner. So, he goes to see a city official who complains that he cannot do anything about this because the, "Federal government cut funding to the city because they chose to cut taxes which seems to be the only thing people care about any more, etc." In short, the point was that because the feds have cut taxes the (trickled down) outcome was to put mental patients on...
  • Steely Dan fans, I need your input

    05/06/2003 10:40:52 AM PDT · by Charlie OK · 14 replies · 258+ views
    myself | 5/6 | me
    I have recently become more of a fan of Steely Dan and would like to check out more of their work. Any of you out there, which album would you recommend to get me started? I will probably buy only one CD every so often, so I wonder which one you all would consider the "best". Which one is strongest on nearly every track, and would give me a good introduction to their body of work?
  • AIDS Education..Or Condom Promotion?(Viacom)

    02/14/2003 9:12:00 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 66 replies · 681+ views
    MRC ^ | February 14, 2003 | by L. Brent Bozell III
    In 2000, many media critics had a fit when they learned that TV entertainment executives had negotiated with the federal government to place anti-drug messages directly into their programs to avoid having to air free public-service announcements that would cut into their profits. Now Viacom, the parent company of CBS, UPN, Nickelodeon, MTV, VH-1, and Showtime, is at it again. This time, however, it’s for a noble cause, the "public interest," not ad savings. Viacom has joined with the liberal Kaiser Family Foundation for a "public education initiative." Viacom is touting that its programs on various networks would "incorporate HIV/AIDS...
  • Did anyone hear Ted Danson's nasty remark about Republicans on Sunday's episode of Becker?

    02/06/2003 7:02:12 AM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 47 replies · 528+ views
    I called my dad today to wish him a happy birthday. During our conversation he told me he had added Ted Danson to his list of "a$$h*les" along with Clooney, etc. Apparently Danson's character on Sunday's episode of "Becker" made a nasty remark about Republicans which really ticked him (Dad) off. He wondered if I had read or heard anything. Anyone...?
  • THE ENEMY WITHIN Meet the U.S. Congress' dirty dozen terror caucus (Benedict Arnold Alert)

    01/26/2003 12:39:22 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 8 replies · 263+ views
    Insight magazine (by way of WorldNetDaily.com) ^ | January 26, 2003 | J. Michael Waller
    When he was governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge signed the execution warrant for Muslim militant Mumia Abu-Jamal, whom a jury convicted of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Mumia had shot the 25-year-old policeman once in the back and point-blank in the face. A handful of congressmen, as part of a yearslong campaign to ''Free Mumia,'' assailed Ridge.
  • Behind the Placards: The odd and troubling origins of today’s anti-war movement

    12/31/2002 7:22:30 PM PST · by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten · 77 replies · 833+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | Nov. 7, 2002 | David Corn
    FREE MUMIA. FREE THE CUBAN 5. FREE JAMIL AL-AMIN (that’s H. Rap Brown, the former Black Panther convicted in March of killing a sheriff’s deputy in 2000). And free Leonard Peltier. Also, defeat Zionism. And, while we’re at it, let’s bring the capitalist system to a halt. When tens of thousands of people gathered near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for an anti-war rally and march in Washington last Saturday, the demands hurled by the speakers extended far beyond the call for no war against Iraq. Opponents of the war can be heartened by the sight of people coming together in...
  • Is Europe Starting to Play by U.S. Rules?

    04/12/2002 12:05:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 213+ views
    Business Week Online ^ | April 12 2002 | Gary S. Becker
    <p>The recent assassination by a leftist terrorist group of an economic adviser to Italy's government on labor reforms, and the general strike called by Italian unions on this issue, show the deep emotion generated by these reforms. The unions and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's conservative government and its supporters are locked in a bitter struggle over whether Italian labor markets will become less rigid. Europe's union leaders and employed workers, the so-called insiders, generally remain strongly opposed to changes making labor markets more flexible and their jobs less secure.</p>