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  • La Mesa man convicted of threatening pouts has conviction overturned by Ninth Circuit

    07/27/2011 6:16:32 AM PDT · by at bay · 14 replies
    Ninth Circuit ^ | July 19, 2011 | Ninth Circuit Vourt of Appeals
    "Even if "shoot the ni-" or "he will have a 50 cal in the head soon" could reasonably have been perceived by objective observers as threats within the factual context, this alone would not have been enough to convict Bagdasarian.....The government must also show that he made the statements intending that they be taken as a threat. A statement that the speaker does not intend as a threat is afforded constitutional protection and cannot be held criminal." page 17
  • Casey Anthony's not on my Boat

    07/21/2011 11:35:14 AM PDT · by at bay · 36 replies
    foxnews ^ | 7-21-2011 | Geraldo Rivera
    On a related issue, I am apparently the target of a boycott among anti-Caseyites based on my relationship with fellow Puerto Rican José Baez; my unflinching, but correct legal analysis of the weakness of the prosecution case; and my insistence that all the available evidence suggests the much reviled woman was a ‘good’ mother, i.e., there was no evidence of neglect or abuse. That is precisely why this case is so upsetting. How can a good mother go so wrong so fast? Anyway, I can take the heat, but justice for the tragic and beloved toddler Caylee Marie Anthony does...
  • Geert Wilders Walks Free

    10/15/2010 12:52:08 PM PDT · by at bay · 19 replies ^ | 10-15-2010 | Michael Moynihan
    The incredibly stupid prosecution of Dutch politician Geert Wilders is over. Wilders, who faced up to a year in prison for "hate speech," was allowed to walk for saying mean things about Islam: The public prosecution department on Friday afternoon stated that Geert Wilders is not guilty of discriminating against Muslims. Earlier on Friday it announced he should also be found not guilty of inciting hatred. Prosecutors Birgit van Roessel and Paul Velleman reached their conclusions after a careful reading of interviews with and articles by the anti-Islam politician and a viewing of his anti-Koran film Fitna. They said comments...
  • Columbian Authorities Going to Peru as Two Women Missing There

    06/08/2010 4:38:00 PM PDT · by at bay · 38 replies · 418+ views
    Jane Velez-Mitchell | 6-08-2010 | Jane Veliz Mitchell
    It was just announced that two women are missing from a casino in Columbia where Joran Van der Sloot was before going to Peru. Authoities from Columbia are travelling to Peru to talk to the serial killer. This according to reports from Aruban press people as related to Tim Miller who was at the newspaper when he found out.
  • Whale Wars Premiers Tonight

    06/04/2010 11:30:05 AM PDT · by at bay · 128 replies · 1,437+ views
    Animal Planet Channel ^ | June 4, 2010 | Animal planet
    Tonight is the premier of this seasons "Whale Wars" where a fat guy takes a crew of volunteers thousands of miles into dangerous waters to make a big stink about the Japanese phony research whale killing. And what does he ever accomplish? Nothing, oh wait a second, I guess he just prompted Australia to take their best trading partner, Japan, to international court over the matter...... but he's stll fat! (s/)
  • Sea Shepherd Receives an additional €1 Million Euros from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery

    02/20/2010 5:13:31 PM PST · by at bay · 121 replies · 1,191+ views
    Sea Shepherd Society ^ | February 19, 2010 | Paul Watson
    Extra funds to support ongoing project to protect the Galapagos Marine Reserve On February 4th, 2010, at the Goed Geld Gala in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the Dutch National Postcode Lottery not only donated the annual amount of half a million Euros, they also handed over an additional check worth €1 million to Geert Vons, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s General Director of the Netherlands and Alex Cornelissen, Director of Operations, Galapagos. The extra funds will support Sea Shepherd’s ongoing efforts to protect the Galapagos, a UN World Heritage Site. Despite clear rules and legislation, commercial fisheries are still exploiting the legally...
  • Captain Watson Sets the Record Straight

    02/16/2010 8:41:56 AM PST · by at bay · 452 replies · 4,977+ views
    Sea Sheperd home page ^ | 2-01-2010 | Paul "Douche" Watson
    It has been two months since we began operations with Operation Waltzing Matilda. Two months ago, we began with three vessels. We now have two, having lost the Ady Gil when the Japanese whaler Shonan Maru No. 2 cut it in half and sank it on January 6th, 2010. During the last two months, the Steve Irwin has engaged the Shonan Maru No. 2 in numerous skirmishes and the Sea Shepherd ships Bob Barker and the Ady Gil engaged the main body of the whaling fleet, a day that disrupted the whaling activities and ended with the destruction of our...
  • Sea Shepherd Update: Valentine’s Day in the Southern Ocean

    02/14/2010 8:34:03 PM PST · by at bay · 32 replies · 653+ views
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ^ | February 14, 2010 | Paul Watson
    Sea Shepherd Update: Valentine’s Day in the Southern Ocean The crews of the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker celebrated Valentine's Day by painting the Research sign on the side of the Nisshan Maru with red paint. The paint represented the blood of the whales, exposing the bogus nature of so-called research by the Japanese whaling vessels. The word "research" is in English and not Japanese, because the Japanese fully understand that the whaling is a commercial operation. It is only the West that the Japanese whalers are trying to fool. The Japanese whalers have not killed a whale for...
  • Wilders Goes on Trial Today for Criticizing Islam

    01/20/2010 2:17:45 PM PST · by at bay · 22 replies · 1,157+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1-20-2010 | Wilders
    Mister Speaker, judges of the court, I would like to make use of my right to speak for a few minutes. Freedom is the most precious of all our attainments and the most vulnerable. People have devoted their lives to it and given their lives for it. Our freedom in this country is the outcome of centuries. It is the consequence of a history that knows no equal and has brought us to where we are now. I believe with all my heart and soul that the freedom in the Netherlands is threatened. That what our heritage is, what generations...
  • Thief Makes Video for Cops

    08/13/2008 11:38:57 PM PDT · by at bay · 3 replies · 138+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/13/2008 | Linda Deutsch
    LOS ANGELES - A confessed burglar described by police as one of the most prolific thieves in Los Angeles history was resentenced Tuesday to 7 1/2 years in prison. In an effort to win the slightly reduced sentence, Ignacio DelRio, also known as Ricardo Caveda, also drew a map that led police to some $400,000.. "He confessed to 1,000 burglaries, and I have been able to find 180 victims so far," police Detective Robert Longacre said after the sentencing. Longacre declined to name any of the victims but said they included well-known people in the movie industry and at least...
  • Sean Hannity and Mark Levin in Fresno Friday, May 2!!

    05/01/2008 6:59:26 PM PDT · by at bay · 3 replies · 174+ views
    KMJ ^ | n/a | n/a
    I looked for this info here to no avail, so a posting herein. The radio station website has links to get ticket and good tickets are still available at $35. A double header with both Sean and Mark! At the Warnors theater on Fulton at 5:30.
  • A and E Pulls "Dog" Series from Schedule

    11/04/2007 7:17:07 PM PST · by at bay · 116 replies · 105+ views
    Entertainment News/AP | Nov. 3, 2007 | James Song
    HONOLULU - Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's show has been pulled from the air indefinitely by A&E, two days after a private phone conversation in which the reality star used a racial slur repeatedly was posted online. "In evaluating the circumstances of the last few days, A&E has decided to take 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' off the network's schedule for the foreseeable future," the network said in a statement Friday. "We hope that Mr. Chapman continues the healing process that he has begun." A&E officials said the series, one of the network's top-rated programs, has not been canceled. Chapman,...
  • Hispanic group in Reno plans boycott over immigration raid

    10/03/2007 7:15:43 AM PDT · by at bay · 51 replies · 478+ views
    AP ^ | September 30, 2007 | AP
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A group of Hispanic people in Reno have called for a three-day boycott of all businesses in northern Nevada after a federal raid in which 54 suspected illegal workers were arrested. The group of about 60 people also called for a strike by all Hispanic workers on Wednesday, the final day of the boycott, and for a rally and a march for Reno's federal courthouse in support of those arrested. "Huelga! Huelga! Huelga!" the group chanted as it stood and applauded near the end of a meeting Saturday at El Cordero de Dios Assemblies of God...
  • At Least 56 Arrested in Immigration Raids at McDonald's

    09/28/2007 12:38:09 AM PDT · by at bay · 48 replies · 165+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-28-07 | a.p.
    RENO, Nev — Federal agents raided 11 McDonald's restaurants in northern Nevada and made dozens of arrests Thursday as part of an investigation into illegal immigration. Agents for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made at least 56 arrests in Reno, Sparks and Fernley after raids at the restaurants and a franchise corporate headquarters in Reno, agency spokesman Richard Rocha said. "They are people suspected of being in the country illegally. As far as I know, they were all McDonald's employees," he told The Associated Press. The investigation began five months ago and was sparked by an identity theft complaint, Rocha...
  • Law enforcers struggle with illegal-immigrant crime

    09/04/2007 6:59:55 AM PDT · by at bay · 30 replies · 860+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Sept 4, 2007 | Dave Montgomery
    WASHINGTON — Sheriff Jim Pendergraph first noticed the changes in his jail population early in the decade, as illegal immigrants from Mexico and other Latin American countries poured into Charlotte and elsewhere in Mecklenburg County, N.C., to find jobs in the robust North Carolina economy. Pendergraph is part of a growing national debate over how to handle undocumented criminals, a debate that's flared anew with the arrest of an illegal immigrant in the execution-style slayings of three college students in New Jersey. Criminal aliens, as the federal government classifies them, constitute more than a fourth of the inmates in federal...
  • Hilton Will do More Time than Most

    06/14/2007 9:21:01 PM PDT · by at bay · 47 replies · 1,146+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 14, 2007 | Jack Leonard, Doug Smith
    Paris Hilton will end up serving more time behind bars than the vast majority of inmates sent to L.A. County Jail for similar offenses, according to a Times analysis of jail records. Whether Hilton received special treatment from the Sheriff's Department has become the subject of much debate since Sheriff Lee Baca last week allowed the hotel heiress to go home after less than four full days in jail, despite a promise that she would serve 23 days of a 45-day sentence. The Times analyzed 2 million jail releases and found 1,500 cases since July 2002 that — like Hilton's...
  • Paris May Be Released Shortly

    06/07/2007 4:58:31 AM PDT · by at bay · 169 replies · 2,365+ views
    The Sun ^ | June 7, 2007 | staff
    HOLLYWOOD is buzzing with rumours this morning that PARIS HILTON is about to be released from jail. Sources at Los Angeles Century Regional Detention Facility claimed the hotel heiress was due for release imminently after serving just three days of a 23 day sentence. Paparazzi photographers and TV crews were swarming round the jail from around 11pm local time on Wednesday (7am Thursday UK time) hoping to catch the socialite leaving. Paris, 26, surrendered herself to the prison just before midnight on Sunday (local time) after attending the glitzy MTV movie awards. She has been in a tiny cell in...
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Moscow ahead of Hu's Visit

    03/24/2007 9:14:16 PM PDT · by at bay · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | March 25, 2007 | Epoch Times Staff
    Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Moscow ahead of Hu's Visit Peaceful appeal in front of Chinese embassy leads to arrests from Russian police-CCP pressure suspected Epoch Times Russia Staff Mar 25, 2007 Russian police arrested 8 Falun Gong practitioners who were holding a peaceful appeal in front of the Chinese embassy in Moscow on Saturday ahead of Hu Jintao's visit. The first Falun Gong adherents to be arrested were 68-year-old Surova and Gerlitz. Later in the afternoon, Valiullov, along with 30-year-old Shetkina and 28-year-old Markin were arrested, and by 3:30 pm the number of Falun Gong practitioners arrested totaled 8....
  • Taiwan President Declares Taiwan Must Seek Independence

    03/04/2007 11:21:03 AM PST · by at bay · 155 replies · 2,006+ views ^ | 3-04-07 | staff
    Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, in an abrupt move on Sunday, declared that Taiwan must seek independence. "On the 25th birthday of FAPA (the Formosan Association for Public Affairs), I want to put forward the 'four musts and one no' call. They are: Taiwan must seek independence, must rectify its name, must have a new constitution and must seek development," Chen said at the dinner party marking the 25th anniversary of founding of FAPA, a US- based pro-independence group formed by overseas Taiwanese. The island of Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa and officially called the Republic of China, was site of...
  • Sonograms new tactic in abortion fight

    03/03/2007 2:24:27 PM PST · by at bay · 18 replies · 2,789+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 3-03-07 | unknown
    A New York crisis pregnancy center has begun offering free sonograms in specially equipped vans parked in front of South Bronx abortion centers. Frontline Pregnancy Director Chris Slattery said, "We want them to see the baby, hear the heartbeat and think seriously about what they're doing." Joan Malin, president of Planned Parenthood of New York City, is upset by the tactic and said, "Our clients have gotten confused, gone there first and come out very, very upset."
  • Teen Girls Drawn to Smoking by Hot Cable Series

    08/13/2006 7:05:24 PM PDT · by at bay · 74 replies · 1,199+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 10, 2006 | Lisa L. Colangelo
    Sex and the ciggie If your teens watch "Sex and the City," the sex isn't the only thing you have to worry about. Virtually every teen girl interviewed as part of a new Health Department report on smoking said the show influenced their deadly habit. "Whenever I think of how to smoke, it's the way Sarah Jessica Parker exhales, and I'm like obsessed," one 10th-grader said. "I love her, and the way she exhales is very memorable. She kind of ... elongates her neck and exhales into the air." About 11% of teenagers smoke, according to the Health Department. The...
  • County Gets $330K in Anti-Smoking Funds

    08/06/2006 11:03:32 PM PDT · by at bay · 86 replies · 978+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | July 31, 2006 | Merrill Balassone
    Not many know Debi Austin by name. But it's hard to shake the image of her in the public service announcement where she takes a drag from a cigarette through a hole in her throat. The Stanislaus County Office of Education is counting on Austin, a longtime smoker who had her larynx removed because of cancer, to deter local students from using tobacco. "It's amazing how many of our young people are smoking," prevention director Vicki Bauman said. "They're resilient and they think they're untouchable. Sometimes you have to use the shock factor." Thursday, nearly $330,000 in tax money from...
  • Smoker(s) Blamed for Wildfire

    07/26/2006 10:28:32 AM PDT · by at bay · 310 replies · 2,721+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | July 26, 2006 | Modesto Bee Staff
    Officials ask witnesses to the nearly 35,000-acre Canyon fire to call them Someone's smoking habit started the immense fire that burned for more than a week west of Patterson and needed 2,000 firefighters from around the state to control, state fire investigators said. Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said this week that forensic evidence from where the Canyon fire started near Del Puerto Canyon Road on July 9 could tell them who started the fire. They have determined that a number of people were present when the fire started, and investigators would like these witnesses...
  • Illegals Gain Ground on Higher Ed Access

    07/24/2006 9:07:20 PM PDT · by at bay · 9 replies · 455+ views
    Monterey Herald/ Modesto Bee Print Only ^ | July 24, 2006 | Juliana Barbassa
    Access to universities improves as federal reform stalls Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - When he started high school, Matias Bernal's English was so limited he stumbled over the words for numbers and colors. Four years later, he was on the wait list at Princeton. But Bernal is an illegal immigrant from Mexico City. Without access to financial aid, grants and most scholarships, he had to push aside the Ivy League brochures and prepare to attend California State University-Fresno, where he can live with family and pay tuition with money from jobs he's not supposed to have. ''I was crushed,'' he...
  • Cindy Sheehan Exclusively Represented by Speaking Matters LLC

    07/16/2006 12:11:55 PM PDT · by at bay · 13 replies · 517+ views
    Speaking Matters is delighted to announce we are the exclusive agency for Cindy Sheehan Cindy Sheehan Topics: One Person Can Make a Difference Not One More Life Travels from: California Exclusively Represented by Speaking Matters LLC Cindy Sheehan is an internationally known mom and peace & social justice advocate whose son, Army Specialist Casey A. Sheehan, was killed in action in Sadr City, Baghdad, on April 4, 2004. Cindy Sheehan is founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, an organization of Americans who have had loved ones killed in wars. As an act of protest against the war, in August...
  • Sheehan suit may Bounce into Federal Court

    07/15/2006 4:04:11 PM PDT · by at bay · 11 replies · 636+ views
    TribueHerald ^ | July 15, 2006 | Tommy Witherspoon
    The battleground changed Friday, but peace activist Cindy Sheehan is still pursuing her lawsuit against McLennan County ordinances that ban parking and camping along roads leading to President Bush’s ranch. Mike Dixon, a Waco attorney who represents McLennan County, filed motions Friday that removed Sheehan’s lawsuit from Waco’s 19th State District Court and transferred it to Waco’s federal court. “It is not that I don’t have faith in state court, because I really do,” Dixon said. “It is just that they don’t deal with First Amendment questions that often. And when you have those types of issues, we feel it...
  • Charges Against Dr. Wenyi Wang Will Be Dropped

    07/12/2006 8:25:06 AM PDT · by at bay · 1 replies · 150+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | June 26, 2006 | Brian Marple & Du Won Kang
    Doctor who spoke out against China's organ-harvesting will not be prosecuted WASHINGTON — Dr. Wenyi Wang reached an agreement with prosecutors in which all charges against her will be dropped, she said on June 14. Dr. Wang protested at the White House during a visit by Hu Jintao, head of the Chinese communist regime, on April 20. Under the deal, charges against Dr. Wang will be postponed until April 2007. If she does not commit any crimes during that time period—including confronting foreign officials—the charges will then be dropped. On April 20, after Hu began speaking, Wang, 47, stood up...
  • Tobacco May Kill 1 Billion This Century

    07/11/2006 8:14:03 AM PDT · by at bay · 63 replies · 1,125+ views
    Associate Press ^ | July 10, 2006 | Andrew Bridges
    Curbing tobacco use and taking other steps to eliminate some of the most common risk factors for cancer could save millions of lives over the next few decades, health officials said Monday. Tobacco alone is predicted to kill a billion people this century, 10 times the toll it took in the 20th century, if current trends hold. "In all of world history, this is the largest train wreck not waiting to happen," said John Seffrin, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. Reducing tobacco use would have the single largest effect on global cancer rates, Seffrin and other health...
  • Sheehan Telethon at Malkin's Hot Air

    07/09/2006 8:24:52 PM PDT · by at bay · 20 replies · 1,544+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 9, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    There's a telethon in progress for our beloved Mother Sheehan to raise enough money so she can go where she has stated she would like to live. Many stars are participating. The video clip on Hot Air tells all. I got my contribution in early. I know all of us that want so desperately to see Cindy happy will give generously.
  • Operatio Rescue Buys Abortion Mill:Closed Clinic Will Become Headquarters

    07/01/2006 6:57:14 PM PDT · by at bay · 11 replies · 630+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | June 30, 2006 | unknown
    Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue has announced that it has purchased the building that housed Central Women’s Services, an abortion mill located at located at 3013 E. Central in Wichita, Kansas. The building will be renovated and serve as Operation Rescue’s headquarters, and will feature a memorial to the pre-born. Quick action closes mill Operation Rescue learned in late April that Central Women’s Services had not been able to pay its rent in months, and that the property was for sale. OR acted quickly to make an offer on the building through a third party, and specifically requested that the...
  • Feinstein's Flag Fetish" Illogic for all

    07/01/2006 4:37:00 PM PDT · by at bay · 14 replies · 894+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 6-25-06 | Leonard Pitts
    Thank you, Dianne Feinstein. Composition teachers all over the country are indebted to the Democratic senator from California for a commentary published Tuesday in USA Today. Instead of tearing their hair out trying to instruct students in the finer points of logic, rhetoric and critical thinking, teachers will henceforth be able to simply pull out Feinstein's piece and say, "Don't do this." They will never find a better illustration of a bad argument badly made. Feinstein is co-sponsor of something called the Flag Protection Amendment, the latest congressional effort to amend the Constitution to protect the U.S. flag from "desecration"...
  • New Surgeon General’s Report Focuses on the Effects of Secondhand Smoke

    06/27/2006 11:34:51 PM PDT · by at bay · 52 replies · 1,184+ views
    Surgeon GeneraL ^ | June 27, 2006 | HHS Press Office
    U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona today issued a comprehensive scientific report which concludes that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25 to 30 percent and lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent. The finding is of major public health concern due to the fact that nearly half of all nonsmoking Americans are still regularly exposed to secondhand smoke. The report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, finds that even brief secondhand smoke exposure can cause...
  • Press Conference for Darren E. Russell

    06/16/2006 7:02:31 PM PDT · by at bay · 2 replies · 244+ views
    yahoo ^ | April 19, 2006 | Eileen Koch
    Press Conference for Darren E. Russell: A Mother's Appeal to President Hu Jintao for Justice for Her Son Wednesday April 19, 6:49 pm ET April 20th, Loews Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles - 1:00PM --(BUSINESS WIRE)----Darren E. Russell died on April 14, 2005 in China after teaching in Guangzhou, China for almost five months. A Press Conference will be held on April 20, 2006 at 1:00 pm by Maxine Russell, mother of Darren. WHAT: APPEAL FOR JUSTICE to President Hu Jintao -Press Conference: Maxine Russell Appeals For Justice Regarding the circumstances of her son's death in China. INCLUDING: An...
  • China Tightens Web Controls to Knock Out Proxies, Google

    06/10/2006 3:47:17 AM PDT · by at bay · 6 replies · 482+ views
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 6-08-06 | Fang Yuan
    HONG KONG—China has tightened its already firm grip on the Internet, with a slew of new controls that make access to the Internet outside China harder than ever, Web users said Wednesday. Chengdu-based Web site operator Deng Yongliang said Google’s international search engine, which the company left filter-free after agreeing with Beijing to allow censorship of its version, was now almost unusable. “It’s been very difficult to get anything in recent weeks, around the anniversary of June 4,” Deng told RFA’s Mandarin service. “Really I haven’t managed to get anything at all. It’s also been very hard to use...
  • Wenyi Wang's Case May Not Go to Trial

    05/30/2006 10:03:46 PM PDT · by at bay · 4 replies · 386+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | May 29, 2006 | Gary Feuerberg
    The preliminary hearing of Dr. Wenyi Wang, 47, was postponed again for nearly two weeks, till May 31 as both sides sought more time to prepare. The charges stem from her interruption of the Chinese Communist leader Hu Jintao on April 20 at the White House South Lawn. She was escorted away by the Secret Service, spent the rest of the day in jail, and later was released without bail on her own recognizance, pending further proceedings. The physician protester is being charged with a federal misdemeanor of "willfully intimidating, coercing, threatening and harassing a foreign official." The punishment she...
  • Billion-dollar industry behind falun gong persecution

    05/20/2006 4:11:21 PM PDT · by at bay · 43 replies · 852+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | May 19, 2006 | Gary Feuerberg
    Large human organ banks consisting of Falun Gong practitioners exist throughout China, providing a multi-billion dollar business run by the Chinese communist regime. STILL ALIVE: Wenyi Wang said she was gratified to wake up in jail the day after her arrest with her two eyes, kidneys, and heart still intact. Dr. Wang spoke Tuesday, May 16, at the National Press Club. (The Epoch Times)Responding to an invitation from the National Press Club (NPC) of Washington, D.C., the 47-year-old physician and Falun Gong practitioner, Wenyi Wang, spoke to the press about the experiences which led her to interrupt the Chinese Communist...
  • Rush to Clean Up After Dr. Wenyi Wang

    04/28/2006 12:18:47 PM PDT · by at bay · 9 replies · 647+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | 4-27-06 | Johnny-Clyde Diamond
    Chinese regime destroys facilities COURAGE: Dr. Wenyi Wang, left, faces six months in prison for outburst. "Annie" the anonomous ex-wife of surgeon who transplanted "living donor" organs of Falun Gong practitioners, tells of death threats. They sit under photos of dead Falun Gong practitioners who had their organs removed. (Lisa Fan/The Epoch Times)Dr. Wenyi Wang, the Epoch Times journalist who made headlines last week for interrupting a speech at the White House by Chinese leader Hu Jintao, defended her actions during a press conference Wednesday, saying that thousands of lives hang in the balance as the Chinese communist regime prepares...
  • Bush, U.S. Media Surrender to Chinese Leader

    04/23/2006 12:09:41 PM PDT · by at bay · 17 replies · 579+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 23, 2006 | Neil Seinberg
    Did I miss something? Have we already been conquered by Communist China? Did Chinese President Hu Jintao blow into Washington last week as a triumphant victor, inspecting his vanquished foe? That's how it felt. Because of the ringing silence about China's horrid, ongoing abuse of human rights. Because of President Bush, who once reiterated our nation's pledge to defend democratic Taiwan, now stressing how we do not support official independence for that already independent nation. Because our pleas for economic relief were ignored. Because Bush not only apologized for the momentary interruption of a Falun Gong protester at the big...
  • Google Judge Has Checkerede Pastg

    03/14/2006 11:55:48 AM PST · by at bay · 23 replies · 904+ views
    Town Crier ^ | 11/10/97 | Joanne Domingue
    Shock continues to spread throughout the local community as people learn that Mountain View resident and federal Judge James Ware lied about a family murder. When Ware spoke in Los Altos at the Morning Forum Feb. 4, 1997, he brought the audience to tears recalling how he held his dying brother in his arms in a ditch after the boy was shot by a white man in 1963. "I came out of that ditch with a hunger for justice," the Town Crier quoted Ware as telling the audience. "Since that day, I dedicated my life toward equal justice and a...
  • State is Seeking Condit

    03/11/2006 11:17:24 AM PST · by at bay · 49 replies · 1,993+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 3-11-06 | Michael Doyle
    Process servers are stuck, and $2.4M lawsuit in limbo Officials say Chad Condit illegally took campaign money raised by his father. WASHINGTON — Chad Condit is proving to be an elusive defendant. The son of former congressman Gary Condit, Chad Condit is a target of a $2.4 million lawsuit filed by California's political watchdog agency. The regulators claim Condit and his sister, Cadee Condit, illegally pocketed campaign money their father raised. But in the two months since the Fair Political Practices Commission filed the lawsuit, officials have been unable to reach Chad Condit to deliver legal papers. "We are still...
  • Take a Puff, Suffer a Penalty

    02/22/2006 8:08:17 AM PST · by at bay · 194 replies · 2,312+ views
    Modesto Bee, A.P. ^ | February 17, 2006 | Lisa Cornwell
    Companies are charging smokers more money for health insurance CINCINNATI — Smokers already feeling pressure from increasing cigarette costs and workplace smoking bans are now feeling squeezed from another direction — health insurance premiums. A growing number of employers — private and public — are charging employees who use tobacco more money for their health insurance coverage. Employers hope that the higher charges will motivate more employees to stop smoking, resulting in improved health and lower health care costs for the companies and their workers. "With smokers costing companies about 25 percent more than nonsmokers in the area of health...
  • Google Is "Freeped"

    02/15/2006 4:57:26 PM PST · by at bay · 5 replies · 471+ views ^ | 2-15-06 | various
    Demonstrations occurred all over the world on Valentines, including a valentine's breakup of Google~Here are just a few of the protests Mountain View, California- It's about 4 pm outside the Google corporate headquarters here in Mountain View, CA and we've got about 35-40 people out in the sunshine. Black Eyed Peas' "Where is the Love?" is blasting out of the speakers right now as the screamers and shouters take a breather in the grass. Several news and media outlets came by and interviewed SFTers Dhela of UC Davis, Thupten, Gunn student Iliana, and myself. Bay area dance teacher Tsering performed...
  • Smith Hearing on US Internet Companies in China to be Covered Live by Blogoshpere

    02/15/2006 2:49:06 AM PST · by at bay · 5 replies · 381+ views
    Congressman Chris Smith's webpage | 2-14-06 | Brad Dayspring
    First time “live blogging” will officially occur during a House of Representatives Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Chris Smith – Chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees Global Human Rights – today announced that for the first time, a hearing in the House of Representatives will be blogged live from Capitol Hill. Smith’s hearing on Wednesday will examine the operating procedures of major US internet companies in China and feature testimony from the US State Department, corporate representatives and NGO’s that focus on human rights. “Modern communications have empowered individuals to get their news from different sources, and blogs have...
  • Congress Looks Askance at Firms That Bow to China

    01/31/2006 7:28:55 PM PST · by at bay · 11 replies · 324+ views
    cnet news ^ | 1-31-06
    After hearing reports that American tech giants like Microsoft and Yahoo are abiding by Chinese law mandating Internet censorship, some irritated U.S. politicians are threatening to pass laws restricting such cooperation. Rep. Christopher Smith, a New Jersey Republican, said Thursday that the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Human Rights, which he heads, will hold a hearing in early to mid- February. Smith has invited representatives from the U.S. State Department, Microsoft, Yahoo, Cisco Systems, Google, and the international watchdog group Reporters Without Borders to speak. The effort is designed to determine what can be done, either by legislative mandate...
  • Student GOP Group Not Allowed to Protest Ward Churchill Visit to DePaul University

    12/21/2005 2:07:06 PM PST · by at bay · 41 replies · 1,368+ views
    F.I.R.E. ^ | 12-21-05 | David Lukianoff
    CHICAGO, December 21, 2005—A student group that protested a campus appearance by University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill has become DePaul University’s latest victim of censorship. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) intervened after the university banned its College Republicans from posting flyers protesting Churchill’s visit and actually changed its own rules to prevent the organization from attending a workshop that he would be leading. “Just as DePaul was free to invite Ward Churchill to speak, so should its students be free to object to that invitation,” said FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Greg Lukianoff. “DePaul’s...
  • Smoking Tax Paying Off for Children

    11/07/2005 7:59:10 AM PST · by at bay · 58 replies · 665+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 11-7-05 | Tim Moran
    Ana Ramirez sees the difference in her 4-year-old daughter, Ruth. She interacts with other children her age and urges her mother to sing the songs she learns. They and thousands of other youngsters and families can thank the state's cigarette smokers for several programs aimed at the county's 50,000 children 5 and younger. Smokers pay an extra 50 cents per pack as a result of Proposition 10, which voters approved in November 1998. The tax raises about $700 million statewide annually. Programs range from sessions on how to use a child's car seat to providing health care services to uninsured...
  • Clearing the air of Rights to Smoke in Public

    11/02/2005 10:42:07 AM PST · by at bay · 199 replies · 2,354+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Dave Bowman
    In August, Stockton passed a tough anti-smoking ordinance that prohibits smoking within 20 feet of the entrance to any public building — and not just government buildings. This is a step Modesto would be wise to follow, and we quickly should pass the same kind of anti-smoking ordinance. I decided to visit our local mall. It would have been nice to have been able to enter the mall without having to run the gantlet of large groups of people exhaling carcinogenic toxic gas into the air. Virtually all of them were within 20 feet of the door. Let's face this...
  • Flush the Butts

    08/13/2005 1:11:08 PM PDT · by at bay · 30 replies · 1,062+ views
    msnbc ^ | August 8, 2005 | Keith Olbermann
    SECAUCUS — I wrote here yesterday of Peter Jennings’ death from lung cancer... The statistics are staggering. By the time this day is over, just in this country, 447 people will have died of lung cancer — 1,562 from all forms of cancer... I was in that position — spitting globs of myself into a garbage can in Secaucus, New Jersey, entirely through my own doing, my own fault. And maybe there's the chance that if the loss of Peter Jennings hasn't impacted you, that maybe if you listen to my story you might get smart enough in a hurry...
  • How do Tobacco Companies Hook Women? Extensive Study Reveals Sophisticated Market Research

    06/01/2005 6:10:01 AM PDT · by at bay · 63 replies · 2,911+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2005 | Michael Kunzelman
    The worldwide smoking rate among women is expected to rise 20 percent by 2025, the report says. BOSTON (May 31) - Tobacco companies did elaborate research on women to figure out how to hook them on smoking. Researchers at Harvard University's School of Public Health said they examined more than 7 million documents - some dating back to 1969, others as recent as 2000 - for new details about the industry's efforts to lure more women smokers. ''They did so much research in such a sophisticated way,'' she said. ''Women should know how far the tobacco industry went to exploit...
  • It ain't over till it's over [Schiavo]

    03/24/2005 9:05:06 AM PST · by at bay · 4 replies · 367+ views
    call to action ^ | n/a | John Kaza
    I have been wracking my mind for for a plan to save Terri Shindler. Please if anyone can creatively come up with a plan post it here. We do not have to rely on governors, Supremes, or Congress or the President. How about a local grand jury covening based on a citizen complaint of fraud/ attempted murder, or a crime in progress? How about them seizing Terri Schindler (I refuse to aggrandize MS by using his name) as evidence? She must be seized immediately, otherwise evidence will be lost upon her expiration. Could a grand jury order her taken into...