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  • State regulations cost $493 billion, 3.8 million jobs

    09/23/2009 8:05:18 AM PDT · by edcoil · 16 replies · 663+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 9-23-9 | edcoil
    The total cost of state regulations on businesses is $493 billion and 3.8 million jobs according to the first-of-its kind That’s an average of $134,122 per California business, $13,801 per household and $4,685 per resident each year. The California report is significant, according to the Governor’s Office of Small Business Advocate, because small businesses are 98% of the state’s enterprises and provide 52% of the jobs.

    09/09/2009 1:20:32 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 264 replies · 4,422+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles | Jesus the author and finisher
    Your going to see things move very quickly now for I AM aT the fronT of this battle against darkness and the taking back of my land . Be prepared to war against the enemy as never before and remember the armor of Jericho for the walls of the enemies encampments Shall go down in great tumult amidst your war cries and the blast of the trumpet for you are my shofars of delight . Now do my bidding and assault the fortresses of kerioth and lance all her rulers that " Lie " within her by the filling of...
  • Conservatives take on liberals in blogosphere

    08/16/2009 5:16:57 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 798+ views
    hostednews ^ | DAN NEPHIN
    PITTSBURGH — Call this city blogger central. Two grassroots groups — one left leaning, the other right leaning — are holding their annual conferences here and teaching members how to wield clout online.
  • Malaysian Protesters Clash With Riot Police

    08/02/2009 11:47:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 238+ views
    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons in clashes with several thousand antigovernment demonstrators who gathered in Kuala Lumpur Saturday to protest a long-standing law allowing detention without trial, raising the stakes in a long-running struggle for political power in the resource-rich but divided country. The law, known as the Internal Security Act, enables Malaysian authorities to detain indefinitely persons they consider to be security risks. In the past, al Qaeda-linked terrorists have been held under the provision. But opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and human rights activists say the law is also being used to...
  • Lefty blogger throws in the towel on health care

    07/29/2009 5:08:25 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 10 replies · 876+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | July 29, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    With all the angst over here on the right about Obama the Terrible crushing our jewel of a health care system under his jackboot, it is worth bearing in mind that the moonbats, who control the White House and Congress for the first time in a long time (actually since 1993, shortly after which Bill Clinton promptly pissed away his Congressional majority with the HillaryCare trainwreck), really thought they had this in the bag. Now we have guys like Matt Taibbi crying in his cornflakes about how the Dems have screwed the pooch.

    07/13/2009 10:07:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies · 866+ views
    Iran Human Rights ^ | Monday 13 July 2009 | None stated
    ran Human Rights, July 13: According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, 14 people are scheduled to be hanged in public in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan tomorrow July 14. According to the report all the 14 people are connected to "Jondollah", a militant Baluchi group belonging to Abdolmalek Rigi, and are convicted of "moharebe" (fighting against God; a term used for people fighting against the Iranian authorities). Abdolhamid Rigi, brother of Abdolmalek Rigi leader of the group, is among the 14 said the report. None of the other 13 have been identified by name in the...
  • Teen Sailor Nears End of Round-the-World Solo Voyage

    07/10/2009 10:48:33 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 71 replies · 1,677+ views
    People Magazine ^ | July 9, 2009 | Johnny Dodd
    Like a lot of 17-year -olds, Zac Sunderland can get a bit tongue-tied at times. Only for Sunderland, it's not on account of hormones or nerves. "I've been out at sea for a long time," says Sunderland, who has nearly reached his goal of becoming the youngest sailor to single-handedly circumnavigate the earth in a sailboat. "You kinda forget how to talk. Sometimes I'll get into a port and it'll take a week before the words I'm wanting to say can come out of my mouth the right way. It's annoying." Sunderland, who has yet to get his driver's license,...
  • Palin Commits Political Suicide

    07/04/2009 9:41:18 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 185 replies · 4,906+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 4 | Jazz Shaw
    There have been a number of seminal queries which our elders used to define game-changing moments in America’s cultural evolution. Where were you when JFK was shot? Where were you when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon? For me, although it will likely wind up as a Trivial Pursuit bonus round question, one of the treasured turning points may well be: Where were you when Sarah Palin decided to commit political suicide? The odd thing is that I was up in the mountains, forcing myself into a period of decompression from the political theater. I likely wouldn’t have even...
  • Blogger Hal Turner Charged With Threatening Chicago-Area Judges (web posts are being watched)

    06/25/2009 5:52:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies · 1,026+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 6-25-09 | Edmund Mahony
    An Internet radio host and blogger charged earlier this month with encouraging people to "take up arms" against three public officials in Connecticut was arrested again Wednesday on charges that he threatened to assault and murder three federal judges in retaliation for a ruling upholding handgun bans in the Chicago area. FBI agents charged Hal Turner, 47, of North Bergen, N.J., at his home on charges related to the appeals court judges. The federal charges in Chicago arise from Internet postings on June 2 and 3 in which Turner allegedly proclaimed his "outrage" over a June 2 decision by Chief...
  • Supremacist blogger accused of threatening judges

    06/24/2009 6:15:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 798+ views
    AP on ^ | 6/24/09 | Mike Robinson - ap
    Chicago (AP) -- A white supremacist blogger was arrested at his New Jersey home Wednesday and charged with threatening to assault or murder three Chicago-based judges who refused to overturn local ordinances banning handguns. Hal Turner, 47, a former Internet radio talk show host, was taken into custody by FBI agents who went to his North Bergen home with a search warrant, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Prosecutors quoted a Turner Internet posting as saying: "Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges deserve to be killed."
  • Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton punched (manager of the Black Eyed Peas popped him one)

    06/22/2009 9:12:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 2,022+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/09 | Rob Gillies - ap
    TORONTO – Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton says he got a black eye from the manager of the Black Eyed Peas. Hilton says he got into argument with Fergie and of the Black Eyed Peas at a Toronto nightclub early Monday morning and was punched outside the club by Polo Molina, the band's manager. Toronto Police Constable Tony Vella says Molina turned himself in and has been charged with assault
  • Ruling on NightJack author Richard Horton kills blogger anonymity (UK)

    06/16/2009 10:59:13 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 409+ views
    TimesOnlineUK ^ | 6-16-09 | Frances Gibbs
    Thousands of bloggers who operate behind the cloak of anonymity have no right to keep their identities secret, the High Court ruled today In a landmark decision, Mr Justice Eady refused to grant an order to protect the anonymity of a police officer who is the author of a blog called NightJack. The officer, Richard Horton, 45, a detective constable with Lancashire Constabulary, had sought an injunction to stop The Times from revealing his name. *snip* Mr Horton has now deleted his website and received a written warning from his force. *snip* Coming down in favour of freedom of expression,...
  • Blogger Admits Story of Terminally Ill Baby Is a Lie

    06/12/2009 9:06:54 PM PDT · by metmom · 13 replies · 1,112+ views ^ | Friday, June 12, 2009 | FOX NEWS
    A blogger who wrote of deciding to give birth to a terminally ill baby, attracting a following of thousands of supporters online, admits now that the entire story was made up. The woman behind the hoax isn't "April's Mom" — a single expectant mother who lay awake at night terrified her unborn child would die at any time, according to the Chicago Tribune. She is actually Beccah Beushausen, a 26-year-old social worker from the Chicago suburb of Mokenka who says she didn't know how to free herself from the web of lies she wove.
  • Blogger jailed in Anna Nicole Smith defamation suit

    06/01/2009 2:36:03 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 510+ views
    AFP ^ | 31 May 2009 | AFP
    A real estate agent in Houston who blogged about Anna Nicole Smith was jailed for contempt last week in a defamation case brought by the late Playboy model's mother. Legal experts said bloggers are increasingly the targets of such litigation, which are testing the bounds of free speech. Lyndal Harrington, who is accused of helping to spread falsehoods that Virgie Arthur married her stepbrother and abused Smith as a child, spent four nights in jail after she failed to comply with a court order to turn over her computer. The 53-year-old grandmother claimed her computer was stolen during a burglary...
  • U.S. Army Issues Press Release Officially Announcing Launch of Blog, Facebook page

    04/18/2009 5:15:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 734+ views ^ | Saturday, April 18, 2009, 01:13 AM | n/a
    (United States Army) This week the Army not only launched an official blog portal, but also an Army fan page on Facebook.
  • Blogger becomes casualty of (Islamic) Iran cyber-wars

    04/12/2009 10:52:30 PM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies · 522+ views
    ap ^ | ‎Apr 11, 2009‎
    Blogger becomes casualty of Iran cyber-wars The Associated Press - ‎Apr 11, 2009‎ He was Iran's first known casualty in the skirmishes between bloggers challenging the Islamic regime and authorities striking back with the tools they know ...
  • CNBC Panders: Invites Lefty Blogger Arianna Huffington to Co-Host Show

    03/24/2009 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 532+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    CNBC looks to be making another left turn. After the network announced Democratic National Committee chairman and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean as a “CNBC contributor,” the network has gone even farther. According a status update from Arianna Huffington’s Facebook page on March 24, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post will co-host CNBC’s morning program, “Squawk Box” on March 31. “I'll be hosting Squawk Box on CNBC next Tuesday,” Huffington’s post read. “Who would you like to see me interview, and what should I ask them?” ..more..
  • Iranian blogger “commits suicide” in prison

    03/20/2009 6:18:17 AM PDT · by slomark · 10 replies · 434+ views
    [video] This is a tragic story. But let it serve as a chilling warning that the internet must remain free. Let’s just let the people who broke the story explain it in their own words: Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, a 29-year old Iranian blogger and journalist died in Evin Prison in Tehran on March 18. In December, he was sentenced to two and half years in prison for allegedly insulting religious leaders, and engaging in propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Mir Sayafi was still awaiting an additional trial for insulting Islam. According to the Human Rights activists in...

    02/14/2009 11:40:54 PM PST · by FromLori · 33 replies · 2,027+ views
    Anti Mullah ^ | 2/14/09 | Alan Peters
  • Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed.

    02/10/2009 2:04:10 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 39 replies · 5,743+ views
    <p>Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed. Exaggerations A Common Tactic of the Left, Obama Acolytes.</p> <p>Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”</p>
  • Imbecile Liberal Blogger Thinks Kiddie Porn is ‘Free Speech’

    02/09/2009 10:39:55 AM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 19 replies · 1,460+ views
    Demonstrating once again the depths of stupidity of the Left, an imbecile blogger known as “Charles” at a site called “The Edge of Tommorrow” defends a kiddie porno advocate, David Ogden, who has been nominated by Obama for the position of deputy attorney general of the U.S. The author writes, “The RLC labels David Ogden, Barack Obama’s nominee to be deputy attorney general, a “pornography buff” and “cultural radical” because he has a record of successfully defending obscenity cases. Remember, these are the people who claim to be the libertarian wing of the party.” Clearly, this “Charles,” confuses liberalism with...
  • Blogger Arrested for Leaving Islam; Google Shuts Down Website.

    01/29/2009 9:25:02 PM PST · by Cindy · 19 replies · 783+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT ^ | January 29, 2009 | Rusty
    Yes, Islamic law really does forbid conversion. Let's just hope Saudi blogger Hamoud Bin Saleh doesn't receive Muhammad's preferred punishment for apostates: beheading. Arresting converts and critics is exactly what you'd expect from our "partners" in the War on Terror, isn't it? But would you expect Google's blogspot platform to go along with Saudi Arabia's request to ban Saleh's website? You. Bet.
  • A Freeper's Observation;A Newspaper's gutless Response To A Blogger

    01/24/2009 4:29:00 AM PST · by E.G.C. · 7 replies · 437+ views
    1-24-09 | E.G.C.
    HOWDY FREEPERS!!!!!!!This morning my op-ed focuses on one of Oklahoma's most well respected bloggers.Michael Bates is a well respected blogger who authors the blog Batesline ( He also writes a column for an alternative media source, Urban Tulsa Weekly.When Michael composes a blog one of the things he always takes care to do is research his material for his blogs and get his facts straight.Recently, Mr. Bates was hit with a lawsuit by World Publishing Company, publishers of the Tulsa World. Apparently this had to do with a piece he composed on January 15 regarding the World's declining circulation.Now, here...
  • The Ozzie and Harriet Syndrome [MUST READ!]

    01/16/2009 9:05:14 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies · 379+ views
    Big Hollywood via ^ | 1-16-2009 | Bill Willingham
    A few days ago, in the context of pointing out some of the excesses that typify superhero comic books being published today, I posted my personal mission statement, promising to no longer take part in the superhero decadence trend. As surely as night follows day, the comics community reacted (here, and on comics-devoted news sites and message boards, far and wide), in a more or less even mix of pro and con, support and condemnation, leavened with the usual percentage of anonymous bomb throwing that’s impossible to avoid in our wonderful Internet culture. Some arguments (on both sides) were fairly...
  • The Engine

    01/14/2009 10:01:48 PM PST · by petitfour · 297+ views
    Occam’s RazR ^ | January 14, 2009 | Ike Pigott
    If you stare at the lines in the road, you’ll never see where you’re going. While the Devil might be in the details, if you want to know where he’ll be you need to look for the pattern. Pattern-recognition is one of the trickiest pieces of programming, partially because we know very little about how our brains work, and partially because humans make it look so damned easy. Our brains are designed to spot and record patterns. Sure, it takes a long time. Evenutally, enough memories gel to enable us to look back and assign confidence of some correlation (if...
  • Report: SKorean blogger arrested[Predicts Economic Trends]

    01/10/2009 11:29:31 AM PST · by BGHater · 2 replies · 382+ views
    AP ^ | 10 Jan 2009 | KWANG-TAE KIM
    A South Korean blogger pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges that he spread false economic information on the Internet, a news report said, in a case that drew heated debate over freedom of speech. The blogger, identified only by his surname Park, gained prominence among South Koreans because some of his dire predictions about the global economy, including the collapse of Lehman Brothers, later proved to be correct. Known widely by his pen name "Minerva," the mythological Greek goddess of wisdom, the 31-year-old Park was accused of spreading false information on an Internet discussion site last month that the government...
  • Google's Gatekeepers

    11/29/2008 4:13:22 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 912+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2008 | Jeffrey Rosen
    In 2006, Thailand announced it was blocking access to YouTube for anyone with a Thai I.P address, and then identified 20 offensive videos for Google to remove as a condition of unblocking the site. ‘If your whole game is to increase market share,’ says Lawrence Lessig, speaking of Google, ‘it’s hard to . . . gather data in ways that don’t raise privacy concerns or in ways that might help repressive governments to block controversial content.’ In March of last year, Nicole Wong, the deputy general counsel of Google, was notified that there had been a precipitous drop in activity...
  • Help with Blogger

    11/29/2008 10:44:13 AM PST · by gondramB · 18 replies · 565+ views
    I'm trying to make a blogger post with the title "Islamist Videos" every time I enter the titme Google changes it to इस्लामिस्ट Does anybody understand this? I can't tell if Blogger (which is owned by Google)is trying to help me, trying to censor me or just screwed up. Thanks all!
  • Deja Vu All Over Again: Blogger Again Finds Error in NASA Climate Data [Sept data used for October]

    11/11/2008 1:28:26 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 24 replies · 338+ views
    DailyTech ^ | November 11, 2008 | Michael Asher
    GISS's October Data. The large reddish-brown area in Russia is actually September readings. Amateur team finds NASA error similar to one they discovered a year ago. NASA'S Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) is one of the world's primary sources for climate data. GISS issues regular updates on world temperatures based on their analysis of temperature readings from thousands of monitoring stations over the globe. GISS' most recent data release originally reported last October as being extraordinarily warm-- a full 0.78C above normal. This would have made it the warmest October on record; a huge increase over the previous month's...
  • Angst, isolation tormented woman before killings

    11/09/2008 1:56:12 PM PST · by Wally_Kalbacken · 27 replies · 252+ views ^ | Saturday, November 08, 2008 | JOHN LANTIGUA
    Carol Anne Burger was fighting for her life. Racked by economic and romantic reversals, she struggled against moods that swung from sadness to anger. Her e-mails and an eight-page letter, subsequently e-mailed to Boynton Beach police by a friend in close touch with Burger during her final months, depict a bright, idealistic and compassionate woman struggling to keep her head up while caught in a painful, humiliating situation. She was unemployed and having to sell her house because of the breakup of her long-term relationship with her partner. Worse, she was still living in that house with her former mate,...
  • Ace goes off the deep end (Protein Wisdom blog)

    10/16/2008 12:15:51 AM PDT · by DJ Republica · 5 replies · 427+ views
    Protein Wisdom ^ | 10-16-2008 | INCITEmarsh
    Relax, people. McCain did fine. Re: Ayers. If McCain flogs that too enthusiastically he’s screwed. Obama already won a couple of news cycles last week when he painted McCain as unconcerned about the economy and wanting to debate something that happened 40 years ago.
  • Another blog reporting on Resko/Giannoulias/Obama

    10/12/2008 11:36:06 AM PDT · by surfer · 1 replies · 354+ views
    The Great Debate 2008 ^ | 10/12/2008 | Great Debate
    Obama's Ties to Tony Rezko and Alexi Giannoulias Closing the Obama-Rezko gap. Who is Alexi Giannoulias? Could there really be yet another shady connection that will finally grow legs in the media. Obama helped Alexi Giannoulias (D) win a run for Illinois State Treasurer. Giannoulias has helped fund Barack Obama. From Giannoulias' website: "Prior to taking office, Giannoulias served as vice president and senior loan officer at Broadway Bank in Chicago’s Edgewater community. Crain’s Chicago Business rated Broadway the No. 1 Bank in Illinois for five years based on return on assets. Giannoulias grew up in Chicago, graduated cum laude...
  • Amid Ruined New Orleans Neighborhoods, a Gadfly Buzzes

    08/14/2008 11:05:36 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 89+ views
    nytimes ^ | 08/12/08 | ADAM NOSSITER
    NEW ORLEANS — The citizens of this scarred city have grown accustomed to promises of grand official projects that will infallibly transform life here but somehow never do. Their attention is diminishing. But not in the case of Karen Gadbois. She jumps in her car and checks up on the promises, driving for hours across the city, then blogs about the results on her kitchen table while her dogs yap around her. A few months ago, she discovered a city renovation program that was not actually fixing up houses. That activism might normally go down as well-meaning naďveté. Here though,...
  • World's oldest blogger signs off at age 108

    07/16/2008 3:11:25 AM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 5 replies · 179+ views ^ | July 14 | Daro Brown
    Australian woman dies at age 108 after winning an international audience World's oldest blogger dies July 14: Olive Riley, considered the world's oldest blogger has died at the age of 108.'s Dara Brown reports. CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian woman renowned as the world's oldest blogger has died at the age of 108, with her last posting talking about her ailing health but also how she still sings a happy song every day. Olive Riley, of Woy Woy about 50 miles north of Sydney, began blogging in February last year, sharing stories from her life during the two world...
  • Blogger arrests hit record high

    06/18/2008 12:47:12 PM PDT · by GauchoUSA · 17 replies · 155+ views
    bbc ^ | June 16, 2008
    More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments, says a report. Since 2003, 64 people have been arrested for publishing their views on a blog, says the University of Washington annual report.
  • 25-Year-Old Saudi Woman Blogger and Social Critic Dies "Unexpectedly"

    05/20/2008 2:14:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 167+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 5/20/8 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    There's definitely something fishy about 25-year-old, Saudi, female, dissident blogger Hadeel Alhodaif's untimely death. Via the Arab News, we learn that Alhodaif "unexpectedly" fell into a coma and 25-days later, simply "passed away." But considering her legacy of activism, both within the blogosphere and without, and the fact that she insisted on blogging under her real name, it's more likely she was targeted for death by Saudi authorities. That she was a proponent of women's rights in this most backward of nations (and regions) is even more reason the enemies of progress would want her out of the way. The...
  • McCain, blogger trade barbs over his 2000 vote[Arianna Huffington]

    05/12/2008 10:31:27 AM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 123+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12 May 2008 | Donna Smith
    Did Republican presidential candidate John McCain vote for President George W. Bush in 2000? Liberal Internet blogger Arianna Huffington says McCain told her he did not. But the Arizona senator says he did vote for Bush, a fellow Republican, in 2000 and campaigned for him all over the country after his own attempt to win the party's nomination failed. The claims and counterclaims may provide an entertaining distraction from the day-to-day battle for votes for this November's presidential election, when McCain will face one of two Democratic contenders, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. But Huffington said in an interview the...
  • The Blogger Protection Act of 2008 --- A Must-Read for Freepers!

    04/10/2008 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 14 replies · 136+ views
    Thomas, Library of Congress ^ | 4/3/2008 | Library of Congress
    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 3, 2008 Mr. Hensarling (for himself, Mr. Akin, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Campbell of California, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Cantor, Mr. David Davis of Tennessee, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Feeney, Mr. Flake, Mr. Fortuno, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Marchant, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mrs. Musgrave, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Paul, Mr. Pence, Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Walberg,...
  • MELANIE MORGAN "Peace Activists" Slap Female Blogger Twice--Encourage Others to Violence"

    03/23/2008 11:35:49 PM PDT · by Syncro · 175 replies · 6,723+ views
    MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | March 23, 2008 | Melanie Morgan
    "Peace Activists" Slap Female Blogger Twice--Encourage Others to Violence" Written by Melanie Morgan    Sunday, 23 March 2008 Many times I have been threatened with violence, as well as our staff at Move America Forward. We simply shrug off the danger, and continue with our work to support our troops. 'Skye' at wasn't so lucky yesterday in Philadelphia, Pa. She was slapped TWICE by so-called 'peace activists'. Video verifying 'Skye's' account coming shortly. And photos. 'Skye' with Michelle Malkin. Skye with Larry Bailey of Gathering of Eagles. She sent me two e-mails. Here's the first. Melanie, I am...
  • A Ronald Barbour AKA Ronbo Update: The Mystery Deepens

    03/11/2008 8:24:50 AM PDT · by jdm · 4 replies · 724+ views
    Right On the Right ^ | March 11, 2008 | by John Hawkins
    Remember Ronald Barbour AKA Ronbo? He was the blogger from Freedom Fighter's Journal, who wrote the following on his blog back on Feb 17, I understand the ______ building is more than 150 feet tall. At the time of my last recon I noticed easy access to the roof that would allow someone to leap to their death to the parking lot below. I'm not an expert in these matters, but if I recall from my physics classes in college at 100 feet a falling object reaches a speed of about 100 MPH. This means that the falling man would...
  • Frontline Blogger Covers War in Iraq With a Soldier’s Eyes

    01/21/2008 5:33:49 AM PST · by sono · 23 replies · 327+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/21/2008 | Richard Perez-Pena
    Michael Yon was not a journalist, and he wasn’t sure what a blogger was. He had been in uniform but not in combat, and he wanted to keep it that way. He went to Iraq thinking he would stay for a month, and maybe find a way to write about the war after he got home. Michael Yon, a former Special Forces fighter, writes dispatches and posts photographs from the front lines in Iraq. Instead, he has spent most of the last three years in Iraq, writing prolifically and graphically, and racking up more time embedded with combat units than...
  • China blogger beaten to death

    01/11/2008 3:14:47 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 98+ views
    CNN ^ | January 11, 2008 | Staff
    Authorities have fired an official in central China after city inspectors beat to death a man who filmed their confrontation with villagers, China's Xinhua news agency reports. The killing has sparked outrage in China, with thousands expressing outrage in Chinese Internet chat rooms, often the only outlet for public criticism of the government. The incident has also alarmed advocates of press freedom, who say municipal authorities had no right to attack a man for simply filming them. Police have detained 24 municipal inspectors and are investigating more than 100 in the death of Wei Wenhua, a 41-year-old construction company executive,...
  • Arrest Warrant Allegedly Issued for British Anti-Islamist and Anti-EU Blogger

    01/07/2008 4:17:42 PM PST · by Bokababe · 18 replies · 108+ views
    Consevablogs ^ | 1/4/08 | Green Arrow
    I am copying the whole shooting match from Lionheart in case it vanishes sometime soon. I do not know Lionheart personally but know him to be a very sincere religious man with deep convictions. We have not always agreed on everything but have been united in our fight to make our fellow True Brits aware of the dangers of Islam. Since I started blogging, I have always expected the knock on the door and still do. That knock may now have come for Lionheart. British police have been charged with arresting me I am currently out of the Country and...
  • U.S. concerned for Saudi blogger

    01/04/2008 5:31:12 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 2 replies · 74+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/4/2008 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Bush administration has brought its concerns about the detention of a well-known blogger to the Saudi Arabian government at "a relatively senior level," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Thursday. McCormack, speaking at his regular midday briefing, said the message delivered "was pretty clear." "The U.S. stands for freedom of expression," he said. "It is an important element of any thriving society. It's a cornerstone of any democratic society. Wherever people are seeking to express themselves, via the Internet or via other areas, whether in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere in the world, we stand with that...
  • Saudis Confirm Detention of Blogger

    01/01/2008 9:27:52 PM PST · by ricks_place · 14 replies · 204+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/2/2007 | KATHERINE ZOEPF
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — An outspoken Saudi blogger is being held for “purposes of interrogation,” the Saudi Interior Ministry confirmed Tuesday. Gen. Mansour al-Turki, an Interior Ministry spokesman reached by telephone, said the blogger, Fouah al-Farhan, was “being questioned about specific violations of nonsecurity laws.” Mr. Farhan’s blog, which discusses social issues, had become one of the most widely read in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Farhan, 32, of Jidda, was arrested Dec. 10 at his office, local news sources reported. Two weeks before his arrest, he wrote a letter to friends warning them that it was imminent. “I was told that...
  • Blogger detained in Saudi

    01/01/2008 5:27:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 86+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/1/08 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have detained a popular blogger for violating the kingdom's laws, a senior Interior Ministry official said Tuesday. It was the first known arrest of a Saudi online critic. The blogger, Fouad al-Farhan, was being questioned by security authorities, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Monsour al-Turki said. He added the blogger might be released on Wednesday but did not elaborate. The Saudi English daily, Arab News, said al-Farhan had "violated non-security regulations." The paper said the 32-year-old Jeddah resident was arrested at his office Dec. 10 and taken to his home where police conducted a...
  • Colmes Quietly Blogging Away in Liberalland

    12/27/2007 3:18:26 PM PST · by melt · 18 replies · 1,504+ views
    TV Newser ^ | 12/26/07 | stevek
    An Inside Cable News emailer found an Alan Colmes blog outside of the homepage. With "Liberalland" flashed across the top, the blog offers insight into Colmes' personal beliefs as well as a revisiting of his recent interviews. Colmes is listed as a contributor along with J.M., whose identity is not revealed, although Colmes is the only name that authored a post in the last week. And post he has — with multiple posts a day, including three postings on Christmas. The unique situation allows Colmes to post reflections on his Hannity & Colmes interviews along with accompanying Youtube videos....
  • EFF Protects Free Speech Rights for New Jersey Blogger

    12/23/2007 7:16:41 PM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | December 21st, 2007 | Matt Zimmerman
    Manalapan, NJ - A Superior Court judge in New Jersey quashed a bogus subpoena for the identity of an anonymous blogger Friday, protecting the free speech rights of a critic writing about a local government controversy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) represented the anonymous blogger, known as "daTruthSquad," on a site hosted by Google's Blogspot service. After the blogger strongly criticized a malpractice lawsuit filed by the township of Manalapan against its former city attorney, the township subpoenaed Google for "daTruthSquad's" identity, as well as for any emails, blog drafts, and other information Google had about the blogger. In a...
  • Blogger Fights for Free Speech in New Jersey

    12/04/2007 10:02:13 AM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 10 replies · 804+ views
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | November 28th, 2007 | Rebecca Jeschke
    EFF Defends Critic from Local Government's Heavy-Handed Tactics Manalapan, NJ - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a Superior Court judge in New Jersey today to preserve the free speech rights of an anonymous blogger facing legal threats from local government officials.The blogger, writing as "daTruthSquad" on a site hosted on Google's Blogspot service, has criticized a controversial lawsuit filed by the township of Manalapan, as well as the officials who decided to pursue the case. The township subpoenaed Google for "daTruthSquad's" identity -- as well as for any emails, blog drafts, and other information Google has about the blogger...
  • [Attention bloggers!] Bloggers battered by viral storm

    08/30/2007 7:18:25 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 391+ views
    BBC ^ | August, 30, 2007
    Bloggers battered by viral storm Google's Blogger site is being used by malicious hackers who are posting fake entries to some blogs. The fake entries contain weblinks that lead to booby-trapped downloads that could infect a Windows PC. Infected computers are being hijacked by the gang behind the attacks and either mined for saleable data or used for other attacks. The Blogger attack is the latest in a series by a gang that has managed to hijack hundreds of thousands of PCs.