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  • Obama: Police Can 'Make the Job of Being a Cop a Lot Safer' by Admitting Their Failures

    07/18/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 110 replies ^ | July 11, 2016 | Craig Bannister
    America's police will be safer when they admit they have a problem, Pres. Obama declared on Sunday at a bilateral event with the prime minister of Spain in Madrid. Fielding a question on Sunday, July 10, about the violence against police in Dallas, Texas last week, which left five officers dead, Obama said police officers will be safer once they acknowledge their failures: "There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there’s data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters. "And if police organizations and departments acknowledge that there’s a problem and...
  • Europe’s Fear Of ‘Islamophobia’ Led Directly To The Belgium Attacks

    03/22/2016 3:17:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 22 March 2016 | M.G. Oprea
    This latest attack in Brussels would not have been possible without this network of native-born, disaffected Muslims. And for that, Europe has no one to blame but itself. ___ These attacks come five months after the Paris attacks that shocked the world and took the lives of 130 men and women. These terrorists had pledged their allegiance to ISIS and were carrying out what they believed to be holy jihad. Although most of the perpetrators were killed during the attacks or in the days after in a suburb of Paris, one man eluded the police. That man, Salah Abdeslam, was...
  • UK: Muslims gang-raped teen girl in bathroom of hotel where they were celebrating Eid

    01/31/2016 7:03:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 75 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Pamela Geller
    This is the new Britain, the Britain that David Cameron and Theresa May have made, and all the others who internalized the idea that anyone who has any problem with this kind of behavior is a racist, islamophobic, anti-muslim bigot. Britain has banned me and other freedom fighters from the country while inviting in people like these men, who think non-Muslim girls are there to be used. There will be much, much more of this in Britain. "Three Somali men who gang-raped white 16-year-old girl in bathroom of hotel where they had stayed to celebrate Eid are jailed for 30...
  • Muslims gang-rape teen: “She has nothing to complain about. Women must obey men.”

    02/08/2016 5:09:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/6/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Why was this girl at a party with Muslim migrants from Iraq? Because the Belgian media and political establishment keep repeating that the "refugees" are harmless, and that Europeans should welcome them, and that any concern about them shows that you're a racist-islamophobic-anti-muslim-bigot. This is the result. Certainly she behaved irresponsibly in being there at all and drinking enough to pass out, which is not to say anything justifies their behavior (except the Quran, that is, which allows Muslim men to use non-Muslim women as sex slaves, "captives of the right hand," 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). But the even...
  • Town Hall Meeting Erupts After German Mayor Says Schoolgirls Should "Not Provoke" Refugees

    02/03/2016 2:39:30 PM PST · by amorphous · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As Europe struggles to cope with a migrant crisis that's already the worst refugee catastrophe since World War II and which threatens to spiral even further out of control once the weather turns in the spring, officials have offered a variety of possible "solutions" to the various refugee-related "problems" that have cropped up. Some are better than others. One idea that didn't go over too well was a suggestion by Cologne mayor Henriette Reker, who last month said it was German women's responsibility to keep would-be assailants at arms length and to adopt an appropriate "code of conduct." That, some...
  • San Bernardino: CNN Asks Widow If Her Christian Husband Provoked Terror Attack

    12/04/2015 2:36:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 124/15 | John Nolte
    If you’ve ever wondered just how low leftwing CNN is willing to stoop in its never-ending quest to smear Christians as bigots, the video below should help answer that question. Using a series of snide and leading questions, just one day after her husband was murdered by Islamic terrorist Syed Farook, CNN’s Gary Tuchman attempted to get the widow of Nicholas Thalasinos to indict her own husband as a Christian, anti-Muslim bigot. You might want to take a blood pressure pill before pressing play: (Video) RedState correctly points out that there was a legitimate way for CNN to pursue this
  • Hillary sure gets a kick out of Ambassador Stevens’s wacky sense of humor, huh?

    10/24/2015 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/15 | Robert Laurie
    ...While he's requesting more security Sometimes I wonder if, deep within their shielded enclaves, Democrats get together, look at Hillary, and say “what a monster.” I’m not talking about left-wing politicians, mind you. I’m well aware that they’ve abandoned any sense of right, wrong, or common decency. I’m wondering about the rank and file. After all, even Darth Vader had some good in him, so I have to assume there are at least a few Dem supporters who found Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony disconcerting. Maybe I’m just a hopeless optimist who thinks even someone willing to vote for Hillary might...
  • Hillary Clinton pins responsibility on Christopher Stevens

    10/25/2015 1:30:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-22-2015 | S.A.Miller and Stephen Dinan
    October 22, 2015 Hillary Clinton pins responsibility on Christopher Stevens S.A.Miller and Stephen Dinan Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton brushed aside emails Thursday that showed she privately told family and world leaders that the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi was a terrorist assault, and said Ambassador Christopher Stevens was responsible for his own decisions regarding skimpy security ahead of his death. Testifying to the House Select Committee on Benghazi, a composed and controlled Mrs. Clinton said she was involved in the big decisions of deploying Stevens to Libya and pressing President Obama to lead...
  • Maher to Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Why Do Liberals ‘Blame the Victim’ When It Comes to Islam?

    05/16/2015 6:33:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 15th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher spoke with Ayaan Hirsi Ali tonight about a recurring topic of his, radical Islam, and spent quite a lot talking about liberal reactions to it. Maher brought up how liberals have targeted Hirsi Ali and may have also had the Muhammad cartoon contest on the brain when he asked why so many liberals, who normally “hate blaming the victim,” do so when it comes to radical Islam. Hirsi Ali said she’s not sure why liberals do that
  • Police and Social Services Blamed Victims of Muslim Sex Gangs for their Abuse

    03/04/2015 8:08:01 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies ^ | 03/04/2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A report into the systematic abuse of white girls at the hands of Asian, mainly Pakistani men has found that the police and social services didn’t do anything to prevent the abuse because they blamed the girls, some of whom were as young as 11, for the abuse.
  • 5 Year-Old Bullying VICTIM Forced to Sign ‘Sexual Misconduct’ Confession

    06/29/2014 11:36:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/29/14 | Jim Hoft
    5 year old bullying victim forced to sign ‘sexual misconduct’ confessionAfter being coerced by a fellow classmate into pulling his pants down at school, kindergartner Eric Lopez was forced to sign a “sexual misconduct” form by school officials. This happened despite the fact that Lopez was told that if he did not pull his pants down, another student would.Read the rest at Progressives Today.
  • To stop the rape culture, stop the hook-up culture

    05/29/2014 2:08:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    life site news ^ | Robert A. Vega
    May 28, 2014 ( - The cover of TIME magazine released on May 15, depicting a university pennant with the lone word “Rape” on it, marks a new height in public awareness (and debate) of what has come to be known as the “rape culture” – a prevalence of male domination, incursion, and violation against the sexual dignity and bodily sovereignty of females through physical actions, verbal harassment, mass entertainment content, structural norms in the workplace, and social behavior. First coined in the 1970s, “rape culture” has only entered the popular progressive vocabulary in recent years, starting in feminist blogs....
  • Texas Judge Said 14-Year-Old in Rape Case ‘Wasn’t the Victim She Claimed to Be’ (Democrat WOW)

    05/05/2014 5:42:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/5 | Joe Coscarelli
    State District Judge Jeanine Howard of Dallas has removed herself from a controversial rape case after questioning the victim's innocence and sentencing the admitted rapist to community service at a rape crisis center. Yes, really. Howard voluntary recused herself following an interview with the Dallas Morning News last week, in which she said the girl, 14 at the time, "wasn't the victim she claimed to be," and the attacker, then 18, "is not your typical sex offender." The judge, a Democrat running unopposed for reelection in the fall, cited medical records that showed the girl's past sexual activity and that...
  • A bump in radical feminism’s control of the gender agenda

    03/26/2014 12:41:09 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | March 25, 2014 | Barbara Kay
    The CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi is the most amiable, open-minded guy in the world, with a good sense of humour to boot. The perfect radio host. His weekly show, Q, frequently provides proof of his willingness to explore both sides of a gamut of issues in the classic liberal tradition. Unfortunately, amongst doctrinaire feminists, amiability, intellectual curiosity and even (especially?) a sense of humour don’t cut it when their pet theories fall into Q’s crosshairs. Ghomeshi had the temerity on Monday to host a debate about the veracity of “rape culture,” between Lise Gotell, chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at...
  • Muslims Gang Rape Elderly American Woman In Colorado

    01/22/2014 11:28:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 1/22/14 | Newseditor
    The victim was an elderly woman who was invited by the Iraqis for what she believed to be lemonade; and what occurred afterwards, the woman cannot even remember.
  • Liberal Radio Host Leslie Marshall Blames Amb. Stevens for His Own Murder

    10/29/2013 6:30:53 AM PDT · by Baynative · 24 replies
    TPNN ^ | 10/28/13 | Greg Campbell
    After over a year of waiting for the liberal media to finally assign blame and announce who was responsible for the brutal murders of four Americans, [Leslie] Marshall finally stepped to the plate to announce that if we are to blame someone, we should blame the victim.
  • Judge apologizes for teen rape remarks, but defends sentence

    08/29/2013 7:44:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 69 replies ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 | 10:30 p.m. | By Matt Volz and Matthew Brown, Associated Press
    BILLINGS, Mont. — A Montana judge on Wednesday stood by his decision to send a former teacher to prison for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old girl who later killed herself, but said he "deserved to be chastised" for his comments about the young victim. District Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced former Billings Senior High School teacher Stacey Rambold to 15 years, then suspended all but 31 days and gave him credit for one day already served. In handing down the sentence Monday, Baugh said the teenage victim was "older than her chronological age" and had as much control of...
  • Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American

    07/28/2013 8:30:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28 2013 | MELISSA KLEIN
    Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American
  • DOJ: Social Media Posts Trashing Muslims May Violate Civil Rights

    05/30/2013 1:58:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 182 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 30, 2013
    In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights. The move comes a few years after the administration became the first in history to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally reassure Muslims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is dedicated to protecting them. In the unprecedented event, Attorney General Eric Holder assured a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations that the...
  • Barack Obama, Sept. 25, 2012 UN address - "There’s no video that justifies an attack on an embassy"

    05/10/2013 12:55:27 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 25 replies
    White House ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Barack H. Obama
    Remember, it was Barack Obama who first made the claim that the You Tube video was the cause of the Benghazi terrorist attack on 9/11/12. He then continued in this lie two weeks later at the United Nations, stating: "There’s no video that justifies an attack on an embassy." See Mindless Violence in Response to a Video that is Offensive to Muslims posted last October.
  • US to blame for 9/11? School test under fire: Controversy over Texas curriculum (CSCOPE)

    03/25/2013 9:33:56 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 116 replies ^ | 03/25/2013 | Megyn Kelly
    There's no text just a link to the video on Fox News. Link to Video
  • Flour Bluff (TX) Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government (CSCOPE Curriculum)

    03/21/2013 12:02:57 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 54 replies
    CORPUS CHRISTI -- Many parents check their children's school work to make sure they're getting good grades, but how often to you check the content of those lessons? One mother of a child in Flour Bluff ISD says when she did, she was shocked that lesson taught her son to blame the United States for the 9/11 attacks. Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may...
  • CBS: Witnesses Say There Was Never An Anti-American Protest In Benghazi, Just An Attack

    09/20/2012 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 73 replies
    CBS News/YouTube ^ | 9/20/12 | CBS News
    9/20/12: CBS News reports that in Benghazi there was never an Anti-American protest at the American Consulate, just an attack
  • Lawyer for Trayvon’s Parents Complain About Zimmerman Facebook Request

    09/17/2012 4:08:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    The lawyer for Trayvon Martin’s parents harshly criticized efforts by George Zimmerman’s attorneys to obtain the school records and Facebook information for the deceased 17-year-old high school student, saying they were irrelevant to the case. “Zimmerman’s lawyers are attempting to assassinate Trayvon Martin’s character,” said Benjamin Crump, in an interview with “Whatever Trayvon had on his Facebook page or whatever was in his school records have nothing to do with why Zimmerman shot him.” Crump said he is seeking to obtain Zimmerman’s medical records. “The medical condition and medical history of George Zimmerman is far more relevant to the...
  • British politician: ‘Israel is the root cause of terrorism'

    11/13/2010 2:54:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies · 1+ views ^ | JONNY PAUL
    In the second attack on Israel by Liberal Democrat politicians in the same week that the party’s leader said the party got it wrong on Israel, Jenny Tonge claimed on Friday that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is the root cause of terrorism worldwide. Possibly “Holocaust guilt” allows this treatment to go unchecked, Tonge said, adding that it might also be the “power of the pro-Israel lobby” in the UK and US. The Liberal Democrat peer was speaking in the House of Lords at the Strategic Defense and Security Review, which sets out how the British government will deliver the priorities...
  • Want Ad: Unemployed Need Not Apply (Sony)

    06/03/2010 2:49:45 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 67 replies · 2,561+ views
    WKMG ^ | 6/1/10
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Job hunters are facing a new trend: businesses asking recruitment companies to keep unemployed people out of their job pools. Peter May, of Atlanta, said he was hoping Orlando-based recruiter "The People Place" would help him find a job with Sony Ericsson. The company is moving its headquarters to Buckhead, which is located outside Atlanta. May said he was mortified when he read the message on the website. In all caps, and bold type, it said, "No unemployed candidates will be considered at all."
  • SeaWorld Curator: Ponytail Likely Caused Fatal Killer Whale Attack

    02/25/2010 6:27:16 AM PST · by PilotDave · 272 replies · 5,887+ views
    abc ^ | 25 Feb 2010 | LEE FERRAN and RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Chuck Tompkins, curator of zoological operations at SeaWorld Orlando, told "Good Morning America." "Dawn had very long hair in a ponytail. That ponytail had swung in front of him. He grabbed her by the hair and pulled her underwater and held her underwater." Eyewitnesses could see clearly through viewing glass as the 12,000 pound killer whale named Tillikum thrashed Brancheau viciously underwater.Though it's the third time Tillikum has been involved in a human's death, there are reportedly no plans to take the massive animal out of the show. "We need to evaluate how to do this the right way," Tompkins...
  • Police identify man killed in North Toledo shooting (Press feels sorry for the robber!)

    02/22/2010 6:21:33 PM PST · by greatdefender · 48 replies · 1,271+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | February 22, 2010
    <p>Toledo police Sunday identified the victim of Saturday night's fatal shooting on Galena Street in North Toledo as Christopher Childress, 21, of North Toledo.</p> <p>Sgt. William Wauford said Mr. Childress was shot once in the chest when he was confronted by the homeowner, whom police declined to immediately identify over "concerns about his safety."</p>
  • Ohio Burglar Sues the Victim Who Shot Him

    02/10/2010 7:28:24 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 74 replies · 1,975+ views ^ | 02/10/10 | Sasparilla
    A Lima, Ohio Burglar has sued the man whose home he invaded and who shot him. Nineteen year old Jack White has sued 54 year old Stephen White (no relation), saying that Stephen White shot him intentionally. The younger man says that the gunshot caused serious injuries and a disability. His medical bills have reached over $35,000.00. Stephen White had just returned to his home last February and found Jack White and two others in his yard. Jack had just broken into Stephen’s house and was running back to his own house nearby with a rifle and other things he...
  • Goa's tourism boss links sexual assaults to bikinis

    02/03/2010 7:43:26 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 17 replies · 1,334+ views
    Global Post ^ | Jason Overdorf
    Once upon a time, the beaches of Goa were known for free love. But as a string of high-profile sexual assaults on tourists culminated in the alleged rape of a 9-year-old Russian girl last week, the idyllic strip of sand along the Arabian Sea is fast gaining a fearful reputation. The answer? According to the state's ministry of tourism, those cute pre-teens in two-pieces are asking for it.“You can't blame the locals; they have never seen such women. Foreign tourists must maintain a certain degree of modesty in their clothing. Walking on the beaches half-naked is bound to titillate the...
  • Connecticut Hotel Blames Victim for Rape (Mariott)

    08/15/2009 8:08:41 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 48 replies · 1,823+ views
    AP/AOL ^ | August 14, 2009
    A Connecticut hotel where a woman was raped at gunpoint in front of her children says the victim was careless and negligent. The papers filed last month in Superior Court by the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa say the victim "failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and proper use of her senses and facilities."Prosecutors say Gary Fricker assaulted the woman in her minivan in the hotel's parking garage in front of her two children, then ages 3 and 5.
  • Priest: Slain dad had taught boy, 8, to use guns

    11/09/2008 2:51:05 AM PST · by WilliamReading · 35 replies · 226+ views
    ST. JOHNS, Ariz. – A man who police believe was shot and killed by his 8-year-old son had consulted a Roman Catholic priest about whether the boy should have a gun and had taught him how to use firearms, the clergyman said Sunday. The Very Rev. John Paul Sauter said the father, Vincent Romero, 29, wanted his son to learn how to hunt, while the boy's stepmother, Tiffany, suggested he have a BB gun. Police say the boy used a 22.-caliber rifle Wednesday to kill his father and another man, Timothy Romans, 39, of San Carlos. Romero was an avid...
  • Actor (Rupert)Everett in anti-US rant

    06/06/2008 9:37:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies · 153+ views ^ | 06.03.08
    Actor Rupert Everett has criticised Americans in an interview with a TV listings magazine. He has described them as "whiny victims" whose entire language is taken from US TV series Friends and Sex And The City. "I'm totally off the States now. The reaction to 9/11 and then George Bush - really, they've got very blobby as a nation" - Rupert Everett Everett told the magazine: "I'm totally off the States now. The reaction to 9/11 and then George Bush - really, they've got very blobby as a nation.
  • Jury asked to consider 'America's evil'

    02/27/2008 7:46:45 PM PST · by Flavius · 25 replies · 91+ views
    the australian ^ | By Mike Hedge | February 27, 2008 | By Mike Hedge
    THE jury in Australia's largest terrorism case has been asked to consider the "evil" America has done, as a court judges 12 Melbourne men accused of plotting to commit "violent jihad". Opening the defence case today, lawyer Remy van de Wiel, QC, told the jury America had suffered an enormous blow to its pride as a result of the September 11 World Trade Center attack. Mr Van de Wiel described the attacks as "evil and shocking". "But don't forget, America has done many evil things too," Mr van de Wiel told the court. He also told the Victorian Supreme Court...
  • Man marries daughter, claims divine sanction [Yes, it's that whacky ROP!]

    11/19/2007 4:44:21 PM PST · by Alouette · 53 replies · 505+ views
    Times of India ^ | Nov. 19, 2007
    JALPAIGURI: A 36-year-old man married his teenage daughter and made her pregnant, justifying his perverse act by claiming he had divine sanction for his incestuous lust. What's even more galling is that his wife was the prime witness in the nikah of her daughter to her husband. Afazuddin Ali's wedding happened quietly and understandably without fanfare, so none in Kasiajhora village of Jalpaiguri district knew. But now, six months later, as the girl showed signs of pregnancy, eyebrows were raised, tongues started wagging and word finally got out. Outrage and anger swept across the village and there was even talk...
  • Tourists held after 'disturbed burglar' falls from hotel room (UK, police arrest victims)

    09/20/2007 6:56:36 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 41 replies · 591+ views
    Thae Daily Mail ^ | 21 September 2007 | Dily Mail
    A suspected burglar fell 30 feet from a top-storey window of a London hotel after being disturbed by guests. He is fighting for his life after plunging face first on to the pavement from the second-floor window of the building in Victoria. Five men, all of whom are believed to be tourists and guests at the hotel, are being interviewed by police. "Two men have been arrested and are being held at a central London police station," a Scotland Yard spokeswoman said. Witnesses heard shouting and smashing noises from the top floor of the building just before the man fell...
  • Colleges face dilemma deciding fate of mentally ill students

    04/20/2007 10:19:51 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 28 replies · 962+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/20/2007 12:30 AM CDT | Melissa Ludwig
    Colleges face dilemma deciding fate of mentally ill students Web Posted: 04/20/2007 12:30 AM CDT Melissa Ludwig Express-News Campus administrators, health professionals and police, caught between federal privacy and anti-discrimination laws and the need to protect their campuses, face a daunting challenge deciding the fate of mentally ill students. Before 23-year-old Virginia Tech student Cho Seung-Hui gunned down 32 students and teachers Monday, his violent, lurid work in a creative writing class sparked a string of efforts to get him help. In 2005, after complaints from two female students that Cho was harassing them and a tip that...
  • Teacher, counselors charged with sex abuse - They claim he pursued them

    02/09/2007 8:24:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies · 1,930+ views
    Gazette Regional News ^ | February 9, 2007 | Titus Ledbetter III |
    (Maryland) ..... Joy Morrow-Hargrove, 32, a long-term substitute Spanish teacher at Clarksburg High School, is accused of having a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old boy, who was one of her students. Two group home counselors also were arrested on allegations they had sexual relations with the Clarksburg High School student. The boy lived in the M.S. Youth Services Group Home in Germantown, where the two female counselors allegedly had sexual relations with him, charging documents state. Morrow-Hargrove and counselors Koreen Allen Avery, 38, of the 19300 block of Hottinger Circle in Germantown, and Robin Denise Lawrence, 24, of the 4500...
  • 5 years later, still a voice crying in the wilderness (Robert Jensen alert)

    09/14/2006 1:32:15 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 17 replies · 713+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2006 | ROBERT JENSEN
    UT professor who outraged readers says antiwar activists like him were right about 9/11 We all remember where we were and what we felt on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. I also have a clear recollection of the morning of Sept. 14, 2001.I got to my office early, and the red message light on my phone was already blinking. My voice-mailbox was full of angry condemnations of an essay that had run in the Houston Chronicle that morning ("U.S. just as guilty of committing own violent acts," Outlook), in which I sharply criticized past U.S. policy and warned that...
  • Manifesto for a new “WE” (Major It's Not Islams Fault Alert!)

    07/07/2006 11:45:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies · 573+ views
    Tariquamadan ^ | 7/7/2006 | Tariq Ramadan
    We have ample reason to be concerned. The situation of Muslims in Western societies has, for the last twenty years, been fraught with difficulty. If anything, this situation has worsened over the last five years. The “war against terror” launched after the events of September 11, 2001, along with repeated terrorist attacks throughout the world, increased tensions arising from social problems or from immigration have combined to portray Islam-and Muslims in general-as a threat to the societies of the West. Fear, and its accompanying emotional and often irrational reactions, has become a part of the public mindset. Such reactions, while...
  • Calif. Demands Answers On Oil Prices

    06/06/2006 10:58:11 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 60 replies · 1,206+ views
    cbs ^ | 6/6/6
    California's Attorney General has begun hauling the CEOs of major oil companies into his office - demanding, in closed door sessions, that those executives tell him, under oath, why gas prices are higher in California than almost anywhere else in the nation. "This is legal thievery in my view," California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer told CBS News correspondent Sandra Hughes. "It's because it's an oligopoly: it's when you have a handful of companies, seven exactly, that control almost the entire California market." Those companies insist they're operating within the law, and not trying to gouge their customers. California drivers...
  • Alleged Rape Victim Had Past Brush With Law

    04/06/2006 10:43:09 PM PDT · by OakOak · 59 replies · 2,132+ views
    WRAL website ^ | 4/7/2006 | OakOak
    The alleged Victim in the Duke Lacrosse Gang Rape has a substance abuse problem, here license has been suspended 3 times, she has an eluding police conviction, a larceny conviction, she has spent time in jail. And there are so many inconsistencies in her story, the timeline, and the 911 calls it's absurd. None of this has been reported, mind you. Okay, her record has been reported on a small, local station and they did not broadcast this report. Web-site only. The woman told the News and Observer and the National Media that she was nervous and new to stripping....
  • Change foreign policy - top Muslims

    07/22/2005 8:37:07 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 76 replies · 1,383+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 07/22/05 | Evening Standard
    Change foreign policy - top Muslims 22 July 2005 Senior Muslims have warned the Government that it needed to revise British foreign policy if it wants to put an end to the violence. Dr Azzam Tamimi, from the Muslim Association of Britain, said the country was in real danger and that this would continue so long as British forces remained in Iraq. He described the July 7 bombings and the attempted attacks in London on Thursday as "horrifying" but said it was not enough to simply unite in condemnation of the bombers. Dr Tamimi, speaking after a Sky News debate...
  • Lessons From NYC Actress' Death (Nicole duFresne shouldn't have taunted mugger...)

    02/03/2005 6:00:06 PM PST · by Gondring · 271 replies · 3,823+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 3, 2005 | Tom Hays
    As an actress, Nicole duFresne had roles in dozens of way-off-Broadway productions. But it was an unfortunate real-life line witnesses say duFresne uttered before her slaying — "What are you going to do, shoot us?" — that has brought her to the public's attention. Authorities have refused to speculate whether the 28-year-old actress and playwright's defiant stand against a bandit prompted him to shoot her to death last week on a New York City street. "Regardless of what the victim said or did not say, the person responsible for her death is the one who pulled the trigger," Police Commissioner...
  • Man pleads guilty to bestiality

    02/01/2005 7:13:42 PM PST · by Ellesu · 38 replies · 1,490+ views ^ | 02/01/05
    Christopher Pye was convicted last year of sexual assault-- KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) -- A man caught trying to have sex with a dog told police he did it because he had been wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing a child and wanted to do something bad if he was going to jail. Christopher Pye pleaded guilty last month to bestiality. He was also convicted in provincial court last year of sexual assault on a nine-year-old girl. Judge William Sundhu reserved his decision Tuesday on Pye's sentence on both matters until Feb. 28. Pye was arrested after two people reported seeing a...
  • Grass Valley Drivers Could Be Charged for Leaving Keys in Cars (CA)

    12/23/2003 6:58:29 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 14 replies · 120+ views
    Grass Valley Drivers Could Be Charged for Leaving Keys in Cars Police in Grass Valley are cracking down on the rising number of car thefts in the Nevada County town. At the beginning of the new year, they will also crack down on car owners who play a "key" role in the crimes. As of January 1, a driver who leaves the key in the ignition of an unoccupied car could face a misdemeanor charge. In recent months, car thefts have risen at an alarming rate in Grass Valley. According to police, about half the cases involved keys left...
  • Bombshell: Kobe Accuser Had Sex With Key Witness

    11/21/2003 12:16:14 PM PST · by Smogger · 26 replies · 549+ views
    The Globe | 11/21/03 | The Globe
    A new bombshell revelation in the Kobe Bryant case threatens to destroy the credibility of the prosecution’s key witness - whose testimony could send the basketball superstar to jail for years. Sources told GLOBE that the 19-year-old woman who has accused Bryant of rape told them she had sex with the prosecution’s star witness Bobby Pietrack - a week before she met Bryant. Pietrack, a 23-year-old bellhop at the resort where the alleged rape took place, is the first person Katelyn Faber told about her encounter with Bryant. He can testify about her emotional state and physical appearance at the...
  • Oppose Bush's Power Grab

    09/08/2002 11:26:24 PM PDT · by GalvestonBeachcomber · 49 replies · 1,304+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 09/09/02 | Charley Reese
    Americans who value the Constitution should stand with Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., and oppose George Bush's attempted power grab in conjunction with establishing a Department of Homeland Security. The Bushies are trying to frame the debate as either protecting bureaucracy or providing security for Americans. In fact, the debate is about preventing an authoritarian president from sacrificing the Constitution in the name of providing security. Let me remind you that those who prefer security to freedom will lose both. Bush wants to be able to disregard labor contracts and civil-service rules, as well as move money within the department as...