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  • Philanthropist James Phelan had a deep streak of racism

    08/16/2017 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Vendome · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 14, 2017 | MICHAEL SVANEVIK and SHIRLEY BURGETT
    The urge to engage in retroactive political correctness is creating a dangerously slippery slope. Just how far should it go? Take, for example, the story of James Duval Phelan (1861-1930).A multimillionaire of inherited wealth with an uncanny business acumen of his own, Phelan was always acclaimed as a “man of enlightenment” and a patron of the arts and music. Few others were as revered in San Francisco or regarded as a greater friend. There were no secrets about Phelan’s unique political ideas that became frequent themes in campaign oratory. As a senator, he vociferously called for an “all white California,”...
  • Black student group at UC Santa Cruz threatens more campus takeovers (T)

    05/11/2017 7:18:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 5/11/2017 | Matthew Stein
    University of California Santa Cruz administrators recently agreed to meet to all four demands lodged by a black student group who commandeered a campus building and would not leave until their conditions were met. But in addition to the four initial stipulations, the group made three other demands to the university, and it has warned UC Santa Cruz that it has four months to comply with these demands or “more Reclamations” will result. After three days of occupation by students of Kerr Hall, Chancellor George Blumenthal agreed to give all black and Caribbean-identified students a 4-year housing guarantee to live...
  • FR search does not respond unless signed in?????????????

    12/13/2016 7:46:22 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 52 replies
    forum | 12/13/2016 | self
    Tried to check my pings without signing on and the SEARCH feature would not drop to USER. Anyone else having problems with this?
  • Wyoming county sees 100 percent voter turnout

    11/15/2016 5:10:04 PM PST · by Vendome · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Ray Bogan
    Voter turnout last week reached a historic high in one Wyoming county – where 100 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the general election - - - Extraordinary voter turnout is the norm in Johnson County, though this year was higher than usual - - - Technically, Johnson County saw a turnout above 100 percent – there were 4,402 registered voters going into Election Day, and 4,485 people cast a vote, thanks to Wyoming’s same-day registration laws.
  • 'Merchant of death' Victor Bout indicted for trying to buy US planes to ferry arms around world

    02/17/2010 6:34:15 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 679+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | February 17, 2010, 7:38 pm | Alison Gendar
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Bout and American-born pal Richard Chichakli were accused of creating a new business, Samar Airlines, which they thought was clean of any connection to their own bloody dealings. Starting in the summer of 2007, Samar Airlines started making deals for airplanes and crews to ferry contraband between the United States and Tajikistan, the indictment said." SNIPPET: "The Russian-born Bout is accused of wiring $1.7 million from bank accounts in Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Russia through banks in New York City and Salt Lake City to finance the scheme." SNIPPET: "Bout, who is accused of supplying weapons to real...
  • 75 next year and one lucky S.O.B

    12/24/2009 12:43:16 PM PST · by JimVT · 19 replies · 734+ views
    JimVT | 12/242009 | JimVT
    Getting ready for tomorrow's Christmas meal got me thinking about Christmases-past My son is doing really well in Boston and HIS new Christmas tradition is to bring the 'beef' for dinner: 3+ pounds of Prime Filet Mignon @ $36 a pound. He wants a Bernaise Sauce;he gets a Bernaise sauce. I was thinking about where I spent Christmases in the early 50's to 1960 when I met and married my lovely wife. Such haute cuisine dineries as Commanders in New Orleans eating the cheapest shrimp on the menu; the charming NAHA Hotel in Okinawa, home of the world's finest seaweed...
  • How Many Times Can You Find Obama's "But" in a Speech?

    09/27/2009 5:08:24 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 31 replies · 951+ views
    • These are all constructive ideas worth exploring. But I will not back down on the basic principle that, if Americans can't find affordable coverage, we will provide you with a choice. • Now, I don't believe malpractice reform is a silver bullet, but I've talked to enough doctors to know that defensive medicine may be contributing to unnecessary costs. • It's a plan that incorporates ideas from many of the people in this room tonight -- Democrats and Republicans. And I will continue to seek common ground in the weeks ahead. If you come to me with a serious...
  • AP, Reuters Financial reporting have their heads up their "BUT"s

    05/12/2009 7:19:19 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 12 replies · 620+ views
    Various; vanity ^ | 5/12/09 | jdsteel
    I'm sure you've noticed it. Headlines like "US trade deficit widens in March, BUT less than expected." or "China's exports sink, BUT factory investment rises". We could call it the silver-lining financial press. I can't recall when the MSM had so much "accent the positive" attitude. Oh yeah, when Bill Clinton was president.
  • Obama trims budget, but less than Bush

    05/06/2009 10:32:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 388+ views
    Washington Timnes ^ | 5/6/2009 | Steven Dinan
    President Obama on Thursday will announce fewer budget cuts and for a lesser dollar amount than President George W. Bush did in his final budget - and is counting on being able to eliminate some programs that his predecessor repeatedly tried, but failed, to slash
  • Kilimanjaro not a victim of climate change, UW scientist says

    06/12/2007 9:57:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies · 558+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | June 12, 2007 | Sandi Doughton
    The shrinking snowcap atop Mount Kilimanjaro has become an icon of global warming. Pictures of the African peak, which has lost 90 percent of its ice cover, were featured in Al Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." Greenpeace activists once held a satellite news conference on the summit to sway participants in an international climate conference. But most scientists who study Kilimanjaro's glaciers have long been uneasy with the volcano's poster-child status.
  • Chargers shut out Patriots fans: Deny Ticket sales to non Cali Residents

    01/10/2007 9:21:13 AM PST · by beansox · 29 replies · 1,486+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/10/07 | Bruce Mohl
    "The San Diego Chargers have restricted sales to the Divisional Playoff game to residents of Southern California and the surrounding area only," Ticketmaster warned. "Residency will be based on your credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside of southern California will be canceled without notice."
  • IDF Attacks, But Kassams Continue

    04/07/2006 10:35:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 459+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | April 6, 2006 | Staff
    Following ten Kassam rockets since Wednesday, the IDF barraged the Gaza Strip with shells and leaflets warning Gaza residents to stay away from Kassam launchers. Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired two Kassams at the Negev last night (Thursday), following eight other rockets in the previous 24 hours. One Kassam hit the city of Sderot, causing no damage. Rocket fire from Gaza towards Israel has continually increased ever since Israel withdrew from Gaza last summer. The IDF reports that 430 Kassams have been fired since last summer, including 85 in March and 50 so far this month. Other reports have cited...
  • Go, Go Johnny Go - But To Belgium? (French Emigrating)

    01/14/2006 7:11:01 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 530+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-15-2006 | Kim Willsher - Justin Stares
    Go, go Johnny go - but to Belgium? Kim Willsher in Paris and Justin Stares in Brussels (Filed: 15/01/2006) Disbelieving French fans have accused the country's ageing national pop icon, , of betrayal following the revelation that he has applied to become a Belgian. News that the 62-year-old singer known as the "French Elvis" is seeking to become a citizen of France's small neighbour has been greeted with widespread astonishment. Bad enough that Hallyday should consider turning his back on the country which has taken him to its heart - much worse that he should turn instead to the nation...
  • Official Cites Tough, But Surmountable, Challenges for Iraqis

    12/28/2005 5:26:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 245+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2005 – The Iraqi people won't have an easy time setting up a new national government, but they are resolved to surmount all difficulties, a senior Defense Department official said here today. "One of the big challenges that's in front of the Iraqi people is seating a government that reflects and respects the views of all the Iraqi people, and doing it in a way in which all Iraqis can feel included in the political process," DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters. Whitman had responded to a reporter's question about alleged discord among some of Iraq's...
  • You May Not Like It, But Broccoli Can Beat Cancer

    12/06/2005 5:40:06 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-7-2005 | Roger Highfield
    You may not like it, but broccoli can beat cancer By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 07/12/2005) A variety of "super broccoli" has been grown that may boost protection against cancer, scientists said yesterday. The variety has higher levels of sulphoraphane and will help the half of the population which lacks a gene that allows the body to retain the protective plant chemical, they said. Prof Richard Mithen, of the Institute of Food Research in Norwich and the lead scientist on the project, said yesterday: "Eating a few portions of broccoli each week may help to reduce the risk of...
  • Guilty Plea, But No Prison (Debra Lafave)

    11/22/2005 11:59:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies · 4,672+ views ^ | Published: Nov 22, 2005 | CHRIS CHMURA
    TAMPA - Before she could plead not guilty by reason of insanity to charges she committed lewd or lascivious battery on a teenager, Debra Lafave pleaded guilty. But, she will not go to prison. The former Greco Middle School teacher, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy, came to a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday. As part of the agreement, Lafave, 25, will serve three years community control (house arrest), and seven years probation. The judge said Lafave could have been sentenced to decades in state prison. "I accept full responsibility for my actions," Lafave told the court. Prosecutor...
  • Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old

    11/01/2005 3:25:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 4,020+ views ^ | November 1, 2005 |
    Actor Bruce Willis wanted to serve his country as far back as the Gulf War. His friends laughed at him, telling him he was too old. Undaunted, Willis looked into himself – only to find out they were right. He was too old. So the star of "Die Hard," "The Sixth Sense," "Hostage" and dozens of other movies, did the next best thing. He traveled to Iraq with his band, the Accelerators, to entertain troops with the USO. He is also planning to join returning troops at Fort Lewis in Washington state Nov. 5. "The idea of serving my country...
  • Rather's Denial: PUTTING "FAKE BUT ACCURATE" TO THE TEST - (Rather on Larry King Live)

    06/03/2005 8:12:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 30 replies · 1,344+ views
    Interesting irony on Larry King last night. First King interviewed Woodward & Bernstein, the two men responsible for breaking one of the biggest stories of the century with the help of an anonymous source we now know was the number two man at the FBI. In the next hour King interviewed Dan Rather, the man responsible (at least in part) for one of the bigger journalistic bungles in the modern era, rushing to air a story based on forged documents from very dubious sources to try and influence the outcome of a presidential election. It's clear that Rather is still...
  • McCain-Feingold Online (Free Republic to kiss the First Amendment goodbye?)

    03/23/2005 2:21:55 AM PST · by The Raven · 25 replies · 880+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Mar 23, 2005 | editorial
    When it comes to the law of unintended consequences, the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance "reform" is rapidly becoming a legal phenomenon. The latest example comes courtesy of the Federal Election Commission, where officials are being asked to extend the law to the very people it is supposed to empower: individual citizens. snip The problem facing the FEC is that McCain-Feingold broadly restricts coordination with, and contributions to, political candidates. So what is the agency to do with all those people who use their Web sites to praise a candidate? Computers and Web access cost money, which could be construed as a financial...
  • Common grammar and usage errors

    12/22/2004 9:32:13 AM PST · by georgiadevildog · 210 replies · 2,840+ views
    12/22/04 | Self
    I am starting a grammar thread at the behest of Xenalyte and TheMom. Post your most irritating pet peeves of grammar or usage here.