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  • Neb. Swift workers quit over prayer

    05/15/2007 10:26:42 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 87 replies · 2,549+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 05/15/07 | AP
    Grand Island, Neb. - Nearly 100 Muslim workers have quit their jobs at a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant because their prayer times weren't accommodated. "They kind of issued the company an ultimatum," said Dan Hoppes, president of Local 22 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. "They went in before the shift started (Monday) and said that they'd go unless they could pray when they needed to," Hoppes said today. Sean McHugh, a spokesman for Swift at its Greeley headquarters, said breaks are governed by a labor contract and that all employees are told about them during orientation...

    04/24/2007 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Al Simmons · 781 replies · 27,258+ views
    On one the few rational minds left around here - but for long | 4/24/2007 | Al Simmons
    About me: Lurker - since 1998 Member - since 1999 In self-imposed exile - since April 2007 The tone of the debate and the attacks on long-time fellow Freepers for the cardinal sin of daring to support Rudy Giuliani in early 2007 around here have really saddened me. Instead of fighting the enemy FR is now imposing an 'ideological purity' test on FR members. The well-oiled train has gone off the rails and Mr. Robinson risks becoming the next Joe Farah - a fellow who started a great website for conservative news and opinions, but who gradually drifted off to...
  • Zot! Has anyone found fruitintheroom yet?

    04/13/2007 2:49:52 PM PDT · by fruitintheroom · 93 replies · 2,765+ views
    I'm re-posting this only because some little teeny-weeny Nazi admin mod with a Napoleonic complex pulled it last night after 8, or so, responses. The reason: "pulled". Lol....I guess they were too ashamed to give a two-year-old reason like "Buh-bye". The post contained no profanity, no personal attack, no nothing (except maybe in the addled brain of a total moonbat). It was all in fun. It was already starting to get funny in the first few responses. That was the whole point. To just have a little innocent fun. Is that no longer allowed here? I didn't explain it last...
  • Giuliani to social conservatives: Take it or leave it

    04/05/2007 11:53:32 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 994 replies · 13,437+ views
    CNN ^ | April 05, 2007
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rudy Giuliani's message to social conservatives: If you don't like my views, don't vote for me.
  • Saddam deputy loses final appeal(Former Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan to swing)

    03/15/2007 3:40:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 740+ views
    BBC ^ | 03/15/07
    Saddam deputy loses final appeal Former Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan has lost his appeal against a death sentence for killing Shia Muslims in the 1980s. Ramadan was sentenced to hang after an appeal by the Iraqi High Tribunal, which previously jailed him for life. He was tried alongside former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein over the killing of 148 Shias in the village of Dujail. Under Iraqi law he must follow Saddam Hussein to the gallows within 30 days of the appeals process being exhausted.
  • The First Word: Jeremiah's wish(The Bible allows Abortion) ZOT!

    02/03/2007 3:55:49 PM PST · by Risha · 89 replies · 2,578+ views ^ | Richard Elliott Friedman
    The First Word: Jeremiah's wish Richard Elliott Friedman, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 1, 2007 The Bible plays different roles in the ways that people formulate their views on different issues. On homosexuality or capital punishment, there are passages of law that rule on aspects of it, and there are stories that may involve it. So - even though I still suspect that most people's views of these things are more visceral and cultural - it is possible that the Bible genuinely influences some people's decisions about such matters. On abortion, however, the passages are few and questionable. After all, it...
  • Pioneering Rev. Robert Drinan dies at 86

    01/28/2007 6:46:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,297+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/07 | Lolita Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Rev. Robert Drinan, a Jesuit who — over the objections of his superiors — was the only Roman Catholic priest elected as a voting member of Congress, died Sunday. Drinan, 86, had suffered from pneumonia and congestive heart failure during the previous 10 days, according to a statement by Georgetown University which said he died at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. "His death was peaceful, and he was surrounded by his family," said the Rev. John Langan, rector of the Georgetown University Jesuit Community where Drinan lived. An internationally known human-rights advocate, Drinan was elected on an...
  • Imam Fawaz Damra Deported

    01/05/2007 3:13:40 PM PST · by EBH · 49 replies · 1,270+ views
    WTAM RADIO ^ | 01/05/2007 | By Darren Toms
    (Cleveland) - The former leader of Ohio’s largest mosque has been deported to the Palestinian Territories. Imam Fawaz Damra was convicted two and a half years ago of lying to hide his ties to groups the government considers terrorist organizations. He arrived in Jordan at 4:00 am Friday morning, and then was taken to the Palestinian Territories. Earlier, Damra had agreed to be deported to the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. There were several nations that agreed to accept him. The 46-year-old was the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Cleveland. He was also convicted of lying on his...
  • Saddam Hussein Hanging LIVE Thread

    12/29/2006 9:11:00 AM PST · by AVNevis · 5,137 replies · 250,317+ views
    Since it now seems very imminent, I decided that it was an appropriate time to start this up. Links to information and pictures (if we get them) can be posted here.

    12/28/2006 7:02:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,035+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 28, 2006 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    AFTER 12 years and three terms, Gov. Pataki leaves state government far worse then he found it: Albany is scarred by notorious dysfunction, afflicted with pervasive corruption and marked by a torpidity unprecedented in modern times. The state as a whole is also worse off - with a shrinking population, a collapsing industrial base, confiscatory property taxes and a tragic hemorrhaging of an upstate population once famous for its productivity. The sole bright spot - the explosive growth of the New York City economy and some of its suburbs - came despite Pataki's policies, and thanks to the inexorable Wall...
  • No Wonder

    12/11/2006 8:32:57 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies · 1,005+ views
    self | Dec 11, 2006 | swampsniper
    Is it just me, or does anyone else see the average post on this forum getting closer to the crap on the Maury Povitch Show, day, by day! FR is becoming trite and banal, and politically correct. I don't know how to stop it, but I damn sure won't play along!
  • Never Intervene in a Muslim Country

    11/27/2006 7:36:26 PM PST · by Ahussain · 128 replies · 3,097+ views
    Islam-Watch ^ | 28 Nov, 2006 | Alamgir Hussain
    Foreign intervention does not work in Muslim countries howsoever tragic the disaster and howsoever noble the mission be. Failed UN-sponsored intervention to salvage the disastrous situation in Somalia in 1993 should have taught us that lesson.
  • Air America Gets Another Week for Sale

    11/20/2006 7:20:07 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 58 replies · 1,699+ views
    MSN Money Central ^ | 20 Nov, 2006 | AP
    America Radio, the liberal news and talk radio network headlined by the comedian Al Franken, has another week to find a buyer. A lawyer for the network, Tracy Klestadt, told a bankruptcy hearing Monday that the company was in "advanced negotiations with a few parties" about a sale, and expected to have more definitive news on a deal in a week. Under its financing agreement, the network had faced a deadline of this Wednesday to have a deal in place for a buyer, but Klestadt said the network's lender had informally agreed to extend the deadline by about a week....
  • Hit man who shot witness executed

    11/01/2006 6:32:44 PM PST · by CAWats · 25 replies · 1,091+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | 11/01/06 | Michael Graczyk
    HUNTSVILLE — A man convicted of collecting $200 to kill a teenager to keep him from testifying about a drive-by shooting was executed Wednesday evening. Donell Jackson expressed love to his family and friends and assured them that he was fine. "I’m all right. Make sure Mama knows," he told relatives who watched through a nearby window.

    10/24/2006 6:06:37 AM PDT · by Quilla · 186 replies · 4,161+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 24, 2006 | Matt Drudge
    Having soaked up just about every last bit of limelight from the CIA leak scandal, former GOP-appointed Ambassador Joe Wilson is burning up the campaign trail on behalf of Democrats while apparently planning a full-time move away from Washington, D.C., ROLL CALL reports Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame Wilson — who was famously outed as a CIA operative by columnist Robert Novak — have told friends that they are ready to quit Washington. One source tell ROLL'S Mary Ann Akers, the Wilsons, the parents of 6-year-old twins, have “settled on” Santa Fe, N.M. "We have entertained for a while...
  • Police kill suspect after Florida manhunt

    09/29/2006 7:42:37 AM PDT · by RDTF · 74 replies · 1,948+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 29, 2006 | AP
    LAKELAND, Fla. - A man suspected of shooting a Polk County sheriff's deputy to death was killed Friday, officials said. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said officials shot the man numerous times in thick brush, a day after Deputy Vernon Matthew Williams was shot in a burst of gunfire. The suspect refused to show his hands, Judd said. The suspect appeared to have the .45-caliber weapon that belonged to Williams, Judd said. He still did not know the man's name.
  • Dixie Chicks Not Even a Little Fascist! (Soprano mod pushes a buttton)

    09/15/2006 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Srta_Evita · 135 replies · 3,338+ views
    To those who think of the Dixie Chicks as "fascists" for putting down the ignorant fool whose "election" fell off a truck in true "Sopranos" fashion, I submit a quote from Huey Long in 1933: "Fascism WILL come to America, but perhaps under another name. It'll be called anti-fascism." If you voted for this guy, you're part of the problem. Look in the mirror and consider yourself responsible for the hatred we've rightfully engendered all over the world. Better yet, get out your passport (if you even have one!) and see for yourself!
  • Throwing Pinch Overboard

    08/16/2006 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 54 replies · 3,260+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 16 August 2006 | Thomas Lifson
    It has finally happened. The left is beginning to turn against New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., known far and wide as “Pinch.” It is simple to understand why: the New York Times is becoming a failing business under his stewardship, and the Left needs the NYT. Faithful readers of The American Thinker have known this for over two years, as we have chronicled the journalistic and economic decline of the New York Times Company. We started warning investors that their money was at risk before the common stock lost half its value. We slogged through to SEC...
  • The untold story of Cynthia McKinney's final demise

    08/10/2006 7:56:17 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 136 replies · 6,434+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/10/06 | Matt Towery
    I wrote last week that our InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion survey showed that controversial Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney would likely lose her primary runoff election against former county commissioner Hank Johnson in Georgia's 4th District. McKinney lost handily. Beyond that, her final hours before eventually conceding defeat made for the most underreported and bizarre story of a political exit I've ever seen in my years of participating in or analyzing political races around the country. I had agreed to join the anchor desk at Atlanta's NBC-TV affiliate to provide analysis for that day's elections. As the night wore on, it became clear...
  • Immigration crackdown alarms Ohio workers

    07/31/2006 12:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,304+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/06 | Dan Sewell - ap
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - At his Tienda La Raza grocery store and restaurant, Jose Bravo sells Spanish-language DVDs and Mexico soccer jerseys, chorizo sausage and chopped cactus. Lately, there has been another hot seller — one-way bus tickets out of here. "People that had been in the United States for a while, who were planning to stay, now they feel scared," Bravo said. He said he has sold at least 10 tickets in recent weeks to people who are moving to Michigan or other parts of Ohio, or who have decided to go back to Mexico. Tough talk on immigration over...