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  • Obama Reportedly Blocks Israel Missile Shipment

    08/14/2014 12:22:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8-14-2014 | Ari Yashar
    A new report reveals that US President Barack Obama's administration stopped a shipment of missiles to Israel late last month and tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel, as tensions between the two nations grow amid Operation Protective Edge. The report in the Wall Street Journal, released Wednesday night, cites US officials in Obama's administration, who say they discovered Israel had requested a large number of Hellfire missiles directly through military-to-military channels. An initial batch of the missiles was about to be shipped, according to sources in Israel and the US Congress. At that point, the Pentagon stepped in and put...
  • Flying Blind, Russia Blocks U.S. from Treaty-Approved Spy Flights

    04/17/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/17/14 | : Bill Gertz
    The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials. The overflight mission was scheduled for April 14 to April 16 under the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, but Russia’s government notified the State Department 72 hours before the scheduled flight that it would not be permitted. The cancelation is unusual because the sole reason for putting off such treaty-approve surveillance is flight safety, such as bad weather. Until this week, the United States and other European...
  • US Senate Blocks Cop-Killer Apologist From DOJ Post… Reid Cries Racism!

    03/05/2014 10:40:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    Debo P. Adegbile was nominated by Obama to lead the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.The US Senate filibustered President Obama’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Seven Democrats joined Republicans in arguing against Debo P. Adegbile.The Washington Times reported: The Senate filibustered President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, with seven Democrats joining Republicans Wednesday in arguing his past history defending a convicted cop-killer made him the wrong man for the job.The defeat of Debo P. Adegbile, who as a lawyer for the NAACP filed a brief arguing that former Black Panther Mumia...
  • Brooklyn group of black youths blocks white couple's car, bloody victims in racial attack: cops

    10/20/2013 8:29:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/13 | Thomas Tracy AND Barry Paddock
    A group of 10 black youths — one of them a 12-year-old girl — surrounded a white couple's car in Brooklyn, viciously beating the husband and yanking the wife to the pavement by her hair as they peppered the two with racial slurs, authorities said. “Get those crackers!” some of them screamed, according to court papers. “Get that white whore!” The confrontation erupted about 7 p.m. Monday, as the marauding group crossed Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin. Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, apparently had the green light and the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz blocks confirmation of Tom Wheeler, nominee for FCC chairman

    10/17/2013 8:16:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/17/13 | Cecilia Kang
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) lost his battle against the new health-care law but he already has a new target in sight: the Federal Communications Commission. The tea party member late Wednesday blocked the confirmation of Tom Wheeler as chairman of the FCC, saying he wanted greater assurance from President Obama’s nominee that the agency wouldn’t require more funding disclosures for political TV ads. Cruz has said that such free speech should be protected. When asked about the issue in a June confirmation hearing, Wheeler demurred, saying he would study the issue.
  • Unknown Republican Blocks Bill That Will Require Search Warrant Before Police Access Emails

    08/04/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/13 | Jim Hoft
    An unknown Republican Senator is blocking a bill that will require police to obtain a search warrant before accessing emails and online messages. The Hill reported: An anonymous Republican senator has delayed a vote on legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails and other online messages. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) pushed for a vote on the bill before Congress left for its August recess. He secured unanimous support from Democrats, but at least one Republican objected to the bill, according to a Democratic Senate aide. Leahy had hoped to fast-track the bill...
  • Reid Blocks Senate Vote on Border Security Amendment to Immigration Bill

    06/12/2013 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked a vote on the border security amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill offered by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley was pushing for an up-or-down vote by the Senate on his amendment, which would have required the border to be secured for six full months before any legalization of illegal immigrants in America began. Reid objected to Grassley’s motion, effectively implementing a 60-vote threshold that completely blocked any attempt at a fair vote on the amendment. Grassley protested Reid’s plan, which the Senate Majority Leader...
  • Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]

    08/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 106 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Drew Singer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the law before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. ..
  • Senate blocks Barack Obama's school potato limit

    10/18/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/18/11 | BBC News
    The US Senate has blocked a proposal by the Obama administration to limit potatoes in school lunches. The lawmakers also backed an amendment which bars putting any limits on serving other vegetables in US schools. The administration's proposal had envisaged that pupils would have no more than two servings a week of potatoes and other starchy vegetables. Government health officials say pupils should have more diverse diets, because they get enough potatoes already.
  • Obama Administration Blocks Release of Bush Administration Surveillance Policy Memos

    08/29/2011 3:51:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is refusing to release legal memos the George W. Bush administration used to justify his warrantless surveillance program, one of the most contentious civil liberties issues during the Republican president's time in office.
  • Senate blocks Obama choice for No. 2 at Justice

    05/09/2011 5:44:26 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Google (AP) ^ | May 8, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's choice for the No. 2 job in the Justice Department and dampened talk that Osama bin Laden's death might usher in bipartisan cooperation on terrorism matters. The 50-40 vote, short of the Senate's required 60-vote threshold, sidelined Obama's monthslong drive to make official James M. Cole's position as deputy attorney general. ((snip)) Some saw the vote Monday, which Senate Democrats kept open for about 40 extra minutes, as an early sign of whether Republicans might give Obama the national security team he seeks. Only Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., crossed...
  • US Senator blocks all Obama nominees amid tanker feud

    02/05/2010 10:47:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies · 722+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/5/2010 | Breitbart
    A US Senator has taken the extraordinary step of blocking more than 70 of US President Barack Obama's nominees amid a dispute over a lucrative US Air Force tanker deal, senate aides said Friday. Senator Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, placed a blanket "hold" in part because of the feud pitting Airbus parent EADS and its partner Northrop Grumman against Boeing, his office said. "Senator Shelby is holding all of the president's nominees pending on the Executive Calendar," a total of "70-plus" people, said a spokeswoman for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Regan Lachapelle....
  • Naturally occurring lipid blocks RSV infection in lungs

    12/26/2009 8:25:43 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered that a naturally occurring lipid in the lung can prevent RSV infection and inhibit spread of the virus after an infection is established. RSV is the major cause of hospitalization for children in the first two years of life, and is increasingly recognized as a dangerous pathogen in adults with chronic lung diseases, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. Currently, there is no effective vaccine for the virus. The findings, published in the December 21, 2009, issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also help explain how the lipid, known as...
  • U.S. Blocks Oil Drilling at 60 Sites in Utah

    10/08/2009 10:41:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,610+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/08/09 | JOHN M. BRODER
    WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior has frozen oil and gas development on 60 of 77 contested drilling sites in Utah, saying the process of leasing the land was rushed and badly flawed. The 77 government-owned parcels, covering some 100,000 acres in eastern and southern Utah, were leased in the last weeks of the Bush administration. But the leases were immediately challenged by conservation groups, and in January a federal judge blocked drilling on the ground that the Interior Department had failed to follow its own procedures for reviewing the appropriateness of lands designated for oil and gas extraction.
  • Obama blocks sale of 6 AH-64D helicopters to Israel - approves 12 to Egypt

    06/01/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 146 replies · 4,386+ views
    IMRA ^ | 6/1/2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has blocked Israel's request for advanced U.S.-origin attack helicopters. Government sources said the administration has held up Israel's request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
  • Vatican blocks Caroline Kennedy appointment as US ambassador

    04/12/2009 8:35:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,536+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4/12/09 | Alex Spillius
    The Vatican has blocked the appointment of Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador, according to reports. Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint. Mr Obama was reportedly seeking to reward John F Kennedy's daughter, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.
  • China blocks Internet access to New York Times

    12/20/2008 9:25:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 793+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/08 | Nick MacFie
    BEIJING (Reuters) – China, widely criticized for its censorship of the media, this week blocked access to The New York Times, the newspaper said on Saturday. When computer users in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou tried to connect on Friday to nytimes.com, they received a message that the site was not available, the newspaper said. There was no access to the site from Beijing late on Saturday without the protection of a virtual private network (VPN). The State Information Office said it had no information on the case. The Foreign Ministry said this week that China, which eased its...
  • Senate blocks immigration bill (cloture vote fails, 14 votes short, 53-46)

    06/28/2007 8:50:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 140 replies · 3,130+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/07 | Charles Babington - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush's plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections. The bill's supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate and clear the way for final passage of the legislation, which critics assailed as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate. Senators in both parties said the issue is so volatile that Congress is highly unlikely to revisit it this fall or next year, when the presidential...
  • Lebanon house speaker blocks session (to thwart Hariri assassination int'l tribunal approval)

    04/03/2007 9:43:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 306+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | AP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri locked out lawmakers from the chamber Tuesday, seeking to block efforts to approve an international tribunal to try suspects in the assassination of a former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. It was the third attempt in as many weeks by lawmakers from the Parliament's anti-Syrian majority to try and force Berri, a key opposition figure, to open the chamber's doors and call a session. Tuesday's events have deepened both the paralysis in Parliament and the political crisis in Lebanon, which since December has been buffeted by an opposition campaign to bring down the Western-backed...
  • Village Blocks Insurgents; Gains Jobs, Revenue

    12/20/2006 4:19:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 589+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Joshua R. Ford
    Village Blocks Insurgents; Gains Jobs, Revenue Reconstruction brings life to Iraqi economy. By U.S. Army Spc. Joshua R. Ford AL BAKR, Iraq, Dec. 20, 2006 -- A group of retired Iraqi Air Force officers sat in the conference room waiting for an American Army brigade commander they had never met. Looks of concern painted the faces of the retirees as they anticipated bad news from the American that may change everything - economy, employment and overall quality of life - in their quaint village just outside Logistic Support Area Anaconda near Balad.Once Col. Bryan Owens, 3rd Brigade Combat Team...
  • CA: Judge temporarily blocks SoCal city's anti-illegal immigrant law (Escondido)

    11/16/2006 8:58:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 647+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 11/16/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the city of Escondido from enforcing a law that punishes landlords for renting to illegal immigrants. U.S. District Judge John Houston said he had serious questions about whether the law would survive legal scrutiny and said it may inflict "irreparable harm" on tenants and landlords. The law was scheduled to take effect Friday in the suburb 30 miles north of San Diego, where Hispanics make up 42 percent of the 142,000 residents. Houston did not say how long his order would last, but said he would schedule a hearing in the...
  • Judge Blocks Law Banning Sales of Violent Video Games to Minors in Louisiana

    08/25/2006 8:44:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 823+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | DOUG SIMPSON
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- A state law that would ban sales of violent video games to minors violates free speech rights and cannot be enforced, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge James Brady said the state had no right to bar distribution of materials simply because they show violent behavior. Brady issued an injunction, calling the law an "invasion of First Amendment rights" of producers, retailers and the minors who play the games. ----snip----
  • Are you ready for some football?(Florida Judge Blocks Terror Preventing Searches At Football Games)

    08/11/2006 12:14:28 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 69 replies · 1,751+ views
    http://www.mdjonline.com ^ | 8 10 06 | mdjonline
    Isn't it ironic that one of the things our enemies, the Islamofascists, hate about America is the very thing that enables them to operate here? I'm talking about our openness. Our rights to privacy. The many freedoms granted us by the U.S. Constitution. And the protections and even special treatment afforded Muslim organizations in the U.S. We're a society like no other. Take for example last week's decision by Federal District Court Judge James Whittemore of Florida, who ruled in favor of ACLU lawyers last week that pat down searches before football games should be prohibited because they violate fans'...
  • House Panel Blocks Probe of NSA Cost

    03/30/2006 2:50:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 299+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/30/06 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday rejected a proposal to withhold money from the National Security Agency if the White House did not reveal information about the cost of the agency's warrantless surveillance program. In a session closed to reporters, only Rep. Heather Wilson (news, bio, voting record), R-N.M., who heads a subcommittee that oversees the NSA, voted with the Democrats to support the measure to withhold one-fifth of the agency's budget. The committee also rejected legislation that would force the Bush administration to carve out $3 million for a board created in late 2004 to protect Americans'...
  • Court blocks California video game sales restriction (Hillary's dream violates right to free speech)

    12/22/2005 7:08:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 468+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/22/05 | Lisa Baertlein
    Court blocks Calif. video game sales restriction Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:40 PM ET By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked a California law that would have made it illegal to sell or rent violent video games to minors, saying he doubted whether such sales could be banned even if the games were proved to cause violent behavior among children. The preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the law was based on a finding that the statute risked violating the right to free speech. The decision comes amid a political and cultural war over the content...
  • Senate Blocks Alaska Refuge Drilling

    12/21/2005 9:52:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies · 2,646+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/05 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate blocked oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge Wednesday, rejecting a measure that had been put into a must-pass defense spending bill in an attempt to garner wider support. Drilling supporters fell four votes short of getting the required 60 votes to avoid a threatened filibuster of the defense measure over the oil drilling issue. Senate leaders were expected to withraw the legislation so it could be reworked without the refuge language. The vote was 56-44.
  • Senate Blocks Extension of Patriot Act (and the left and Al Qaeda cheered in unison)

    12/16/2005 9:47:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 257 replies · 4,764+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/05 | Jesse J. Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday rejected attempts to reauthorize several provisions of the USA Patriot Act as infringing too much on Americans' privacy, dealing a major defeat to President Bush and Republican leaders. In a crucial vote Friday morning as Congress raced toward adjournment, the bill's Senate supporters were not able to garner the 60 votes necessary to overcome a threatened filibuster by Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and their allies. The final vote was 52-47 Bush, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and GOP congressional leaders had lobbied fiercely to make most of the expiring Patriot Act...
  • Judge Blocks Drilling Plan in Mich. Forest

    12/07/2005 6:19:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 557+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/05 | John Flesher - ap
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an energy company from clearing land in preparation for oil and natural gas drilling near a forest and a river. Judge David M. Lawson issued a preliminary order halting Savoy Energy from cutting timber, building a road and taking other steps to get the project under way in northern Michigan. Lawson said the order was necessary "to prevent irreparable harm" and give the court time to review decisions by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to permit the exploratory drilling. The Sierra Club and...
  • CA: GOP blocks bill allowing governor to call off special election

    09/07/2005 8:35:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 256+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/7/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill that would allow Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to change his mind and call off the Nov. 8 special election stalled Wednesday in the Senate as Republicans refused to vote for it. The measure by Assemblyman Johan Klehs, D-San Leandro, fell four votes short of passing on an initial roll call, but the Senate delayed announcing the final vote as the house worked into the evening on other legislation. Democrats said the approximately $50 million that would be spent to hold the election could be better used to aid Gulf Coast hurricane victims or repair California's own...
  • CA: Judge blocks federal plans to extend drilling off Calif. coast

    08/12/2005 6:02:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,138+ views
    AP on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/12/05 | Terence Chea - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge blocked plans to extend leases for oil and gas drilling off the Central California coast Friday, ruling that the Bush administration didn't adequately consider possible damage to the ocean and marine life. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled that the U.S. Interior Department failed to analyze the environmental impact of future oil exploration and production that would be possible under the 37 offshore leases, according to Drew Caputo, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of several groups that sued to block the leases. The ruling from the bench in Oakland's federal...
  • CA: Arnold blocks fix for 405 - Inaction means gridlock for years

    06/28/2005 9:11:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 456+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/28/05 | Lisa Mascaro
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration has jeopardized a deal to get $400 million in federal funds to fast-track adding a critical car-pool lane on the northbound San Diego Freeway into the San Fernando Valley, Rep. Howard Berman charged Monday. Schwarzenegger aides acknowledged that the administration is more concerned with the Alameda Corridor East project and fears that throwing its full support behind easing congestion on the 405 Freeway might jeopardize funding for the effort to move freight more quickly out of the harbor area. But Berman, D-Van Nuys, said the 405 funding is extra money the state could get to dramatically...
  • Injunction blocks Mexican authorities from detaining driver who killed U.S. citizen

    04/14/2005 7:55:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 868+ views
    ROSARITO, Mexico (AP) - Police have identified the driver who hit two Americans while drag racing on a beach here last month, but he has avoided arrest by filing a court injunction, investigators said Thursday. Amy Ruth Kent, 24, of Santa Barbara, California, died instantly when she was hit by the car March 20. Her companion, Joseph Andre Escalante, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital in California. Witnesses told police that the two were resting on the sand in front of a restaurant when they were hit by a man driving a Honda. The driver fled the scene....
  • Judge Blocks the Transfer of 13 Detainees From Guantánamo

    03/12/2005 8:44:25 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 613+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/13/05 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON, March 12 - A federal judge on Saturday prohibited the government from transferring 13 Yemeni prisoners from the military's detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, until a hearing could be held on their lawyers' fear that they might face torture if sent to another country. The ruling by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of United States District Court was the first action on at least five emergency petitions filed since Friday by lawyers for Guantánamo detainees after they learned from news reports that the government is seeking to transfer hundreds of prisoners to their home countries. "We're relieved," said Marc...
  • Bush Blocks Euro Plan To Woo Iran Over Nuclear Freeze

    01/17/2005 8:40:29 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 437+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-18-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    Bush blocks Euro plan to woo Iran over nuclear freeze By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 18/01/2005) America has hobbled an effort by Britain and other European countries to persuade Iran to freeze its nuclear programme. Senior officials said privately that the US would not offer economic or political concessions to woo Teheran. President George W Bush is trying to improve relations with Europe and will visit London and Brussels next month. But in private, American officials are furious at the European Union's "engagement" with Teheran. They say they will not co-operate with what they see as the dangerous...
  • CA: Judge blocks off-roader access to SoCal desert tortoise habitat

    01/05/2005 9:49:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 689+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to ban off-road vehicles across more than a half-million acres in Southern California to protect the desert tortoise. The injunction, issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston, was praised by environmentalists who said it sent a message to the Bush administration and public land agencies that wildlife habitat must be protected. The ban affects portions of two large desert wildlife areas in Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial counties. The land is marked with washes popular with off-roaders but considered by environmentalists critical...
  • Mr. President, your legacy is calling.

    11/17/2004 7:38:06 PM PST · by dlts · 24 replies · 731+ views
  • NAACP Blocks Paige Invitation To Speak

    09/10/2004 6:23:35 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 652+ views
    NAACP Blocks Paige Invitation to Speak Saturday September 11, 2004 2:01 AM CLEVELAND (AP) - The state NAACP has withdrawn a convention speaking invitation to U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige at the request of the group's national office. Paige, who was invited three weeks ago to discuss education reforms, was cut from the weekend program at the request of the national office, Ohio NAACP President Sybil Edwards-McNabb said Thursday. The state meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People opened Friday in Cleveland. Edwards-McNabb said national NAACP leaders told her there was an ``imbalance'' in her slate...
  • Judge blocks part of Calif. state budget borrowing plan

    09/24/2003 9:18:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 280+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/24/03 | AP - Scaramento
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - A judge has blocked as unconstitutional the state's plan to borrow nearly $2 billion to pay for employee pensions, part of the more than $15 billion in borrowing lawmakers relied on to balance the budget.</p> <p>If upheld on appeal, the judge's preliminary opinion could raise legal questions over other planned bond sales in the $99 billion budget signed by the governor early last month, and possibly lead to further cutbacks and new taxes.</p>
  • Court Blocks Study Of Ancient Bones Pending Appeal (Kennewick Man)

    02/23/2003 5:14:18 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 598+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 2020-2003
    <p>Eight anthropologists who want to study an ancient skeleton must want until a federal court has heard an appeal of the case by four Northwest tribes that consider the bones sacred.</p> <p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision, made last week, prevents any study of the 9,300-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man, which scientists have sought to examine since 1996.</p>
  • Summit: DMCA Blocks Tech Progress

    02/20/2003 2:16:35 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 250+ views
    wired news ^ | 2/18/03 | Katie Dean
    <p>SANTA CLARA, California -- The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is threatening innovation in Silicon Valley, and it's time for businesses and consumers to mobilize to change the law.</p> <p>That was the message at the Digital Rights Summit here on Wednesday. Intel hosted the event at its Santa Clara headquarters with Digitalconsumer.org, an organization dedicated to protecting consumers' fair-use rights with regard to digital media.</p>
  • Judge Blocks Anti-War March

    02/11/2003 3:57:13 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 274+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2003 | Patricia Hurtado
    A federal judge citing security concerns ruled yesterday that the free-speech rights of anti-war demonstrators were not violated when the city refused to grant them a permit to march past the United Nations Saturday. In a decision yesterday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones concluded that the city's need to protect the public and ensure the safety of the UN in this "time of heightened security" overrides the demonstrators' rights to march by the Secretariat Building on First Avenue.
  • UN Blocks Future Earth Summits

    09/07/2002 3:56:23 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Indepent (UK) ^ | 9-8-2002 | Geoffrey Lean
    UN blocks future Earth Summits By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor in Johannesburg 08 September 2002 They came. They talked. And weasled. And left. No more summits are planned by the United Nations on environment and development until governments put into practice what they have decided to do. Instead of high-profile summits, the UN will set up an unprecedented operation to report on how governments are performing – naming and shaming those that do not do well – and campaigning for change. The move follows the disappointing Earth Summit in Johannesburg last week, which produced few new decisions. Clare Short, the...
  • Very Detailed Update on the Undersea Discoveries off Cuba (Includes Photos!).

    08/19/2002 6:52:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 9,652+ views
    The Morien Institute ^ | May 28 2002 | Dr Paul Weinzweig
    Exclusive Morien Institute interview with - Dr Paul Weinzweig - Advanced Digital Communications Havana, Cuba On May 28 2002 National Geographic News reported on the many recent discoveries underwater on the coastal shelves around the world. The story focussed on the recent discovery of megalithic ruins some 2,200 ft below sea level off the coast of Cuba, interviewing geologist, Manuel Iturralde, the Director of Research at Cuba's Natural History Museum. He is the Consulting Geologist for the Canadian exploration company, Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), based in Havana, Cuba, which discovered the megalithic formations It has been suggested that what...
  • Bush Blocks Bid To Save Millions Of Lives (Barf)

    06/01/2002 6:34:31 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 429+ views
    Bush blocks bid to save millions of lives By Geoffrey Lean Environment Editor 02 June 2002 European governments have long suspected it. Environmentalists have long proclaimed it. But now there is clear evidence that President George Bush's environmental policy is indeed a load of crap. For the United States is blocking an international plan to halve the number of people, two-fifths of the population of the planet, who have no sanitation. Some 2.4 billion people lack even a bucket for their wastes, and this is one of the main causes of world disease. European and developing nations, meeting in Bali,...