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  • US spy chief's 'highly unusual' reported contact with military official raises concerns

    09/14/2015 11:46:52 PM PDT · by DBeers · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 September 2015 | Spencer Ackerman
    James Clapper said to have frequent communication with military official who is said to be implicated in a Pentagon inquiry into manipulated intelligence Barack Obama’s intelligence chief is said to be in frequent and unusual contact with a military intelligence officer at the center of a growing scandal over rosy portrayals of the war against the Islamic State, the Guardian has learned. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, is said to talk nearly every day with the head of US Central Command’s intelligence wing, Army Major General Steven Grove – “which is highly, highly unusual”, according to a former...
  • 10 Acts of Jihad in America That Americans Haven’t Heard About

    08/27/2014 3:41:02 PM PDT · by DBeers · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    While the world’s attention is focused on the Islamic State, and its jihadis tell Americans that they will “drown all of you in blood,” jihad activity continues in the United States – although hardly anyone notices through the fog of mainstream media obfuscation. Here are some recent acts of jihad on American soil that you may have missed – all from this spring and summer:1. Seattle Muslim “on a jihad to kill Americans” prime suspect in four murder casesSeattle Muslim Ali Muhammad Brown, reported KING 5 News last Tuesday, is “currently in jail on $5 million bail for the alleged...
  • Protestors Block Buses of Undocumented Immigrants in Murrieta

    07/01/2014 3:37:58 PM PDT · by DBeers · 40 replies
    NBC 7 San Diego ^ | July 1, 2014 | R. Stickney and Omari Fleming
    Protestors carrying signs and U.S. flags blocked three buses carrying undocumented children and families to an immigration processing facility in Southern California. More than 100 undocumented immigrants were stopped from reaching the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's processing facility in Murrieta. ICE officials turned the caravan around and headed southbound on Interstate 15 back to San Diego County. Some Murrieta residents have criticized the transfer of the women and children to Riverside County from Texas where conditions have been described as overwhelming and overcrowded due to a recent influx of unaccompanied minors along the U.S.-Mexico border. Federal officials transported the...
  • Sacrificing the Military to Entitlements

    03/03/2014 3:34:01 PM PST · by DBeers · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 3, 2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Sacrificing the Military to Entitlements Vladimir Putin, playing geopolitical chess while our president plays tiddlywinks, has effectively taken over Crimea. Armed men, looking suspiciously like Russian military personnel, have seized both airports and established border checkpoints decorated with Kalashnikovs and Russian flags. This comes after other armed men seized two government buildings and raised Russian flags, as the legislature appointed a pro-Russian regional leader. Meanwhile Russian military forces are gathering on the border, with Russia’s parliament unanimously voting to approve deploying troops in Ukraine.
  • Turkey, the Arab world, and the myth of moderate Islamism

    06/10/2013 2:12:48 PM PDT · by DBeers · 8 replies
    Daily News Egypt ^ | June 9, 2013 | Nervana Mahmoud
    For years, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was generally considered an example of “moderate Islamism”, a loose label that was generally based on a comparison with other Islamist dictatorships, like Iran, or with the various semi-secular autocratic regimes that dot the Arab and Muslim world. There was never a comparison with a liberal Muslim democracy, simply because none existed. In other words, Erdogan earned his credential as the moderate, Islamist democrat in the Middle East, partly because of his success in Turkey, but also due to the lack of any democratic competitors. Admittedly, it was not just the west that...
  • Sequestration’s Impact: The AmeriCorps Case Study (BARF!!)

    03/12/2013 5:43:23 PM PDT · by DBeers · 17 replies
    Nonprofit Quarterly ^ | March 4, 2013 | Rick Cohen
    ~SNIP~ For example, among the formula of budget sequestration’s across-the-board cuts, split 50-50 between military and non-military spending, AmeriCorps will likely lose out. This core program, supported and used by many nonprofits, will likely lose member slots—in the thousands—and in all likelihood there will be a reduction in the level of federal commitment to each AmeriCorps member. Young Invincibles and the National Priorities Project reported that the likely cut in the AmeriCorps program itself would be $38 million. Remember that AmeriCorps is actually a suite of programs, including AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community...
  • Why “Gay Marriage” is Not Inevitable

    12/30/2012 6:21:47 PM PST · by DBeers · 26 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 27, 2012 | Luis Tellez
    Election Day was a drubbing for marriage. The ballot initiatives to protect marriage lost by over 4% in Maine, Minnesota, Washington State, and Maryland. Those who support same-sex “marriage” reportedly spent over $33 million, while those who defend marriage spent just over $10 million. Many friends have said that same-sex marriage is inevitable. It is not. I have confidence that fence-sitters will enter the fray in support of traditional marriage. As we continue to debate this issue, three important forces can shift the outcome in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Consider first, public...
  • Russian Gun Lobby Seeks Right To Bear Arms

    12/29/2012 1:11:21 PM PST · by DBeers · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | December 20, 2012 | Glenn Kates
    MOSCOW -- The mass shooting last week at an elementary school in Connecticut sparked calls for stricter gun control laws in the United States. But thousands of kilometers away, the fledgling gun lobby in Moscow drew a different lesson: Gun laws in Russia should be liberalized. And while the powerful U.S. gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association, waited four days before issuing a public statement on the tragedy, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults, the Moscow-based Right To Bear Arms made its voice heard within hours with an announcement on its website calling for increased...
  • The Conservative Revolt: Principles and Leverage

    12/07/2012 5:46:58 PM PST · by DBeers · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 12.6.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Fiscal Cliff. It all comes down to principles. And leverage. Not to mention an abrupt campaign to depose Speaker John Boehner, as now reported last night by the Daily Caller. An idea discussed in this very space only days ago. Grover Norquist understands this. Brent Bozell understands this. The Heritage Foundation understands this. Ditto Rush, Sean and Mark. And in truth -- millions of conservatives get it in their bones. John Boehner does not understand this. -SNIP- And let's not forget the leverage that is the debt ceiling. Let's see the House GOP start talking relentlessly, in Reagan-style, about...
  • Romney Seeks the Endorsement of Zelig

    05/02/2012 8:26:23 PM PDT · by DBeers · 8 replies
    The Satirical Political Report ^ | April 24th, 2012 | Don Davis
  • Santorum wants promises from Romney before backing

    05/01/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 1, 2012 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.Both Republicans are expected to endorse their former rival Mitt Romney — and signal to their backers to fall in line behind the party's presumptive nominee — but each wants assurances that Romney will deliver for them. Neither is rushing toward the task.Meanwhile, it doesn't appear that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is going to go that way. Paul is still in the race and hasn't yet recognized Romney as the party's nominee. The tea...
  • The subversive network taking over America

    04/30/2012 11:00:18 PM PDT · by DBeers · 26 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | April 30, 2012 | Wes Vernon
    The subversive network taking over America The time has long passed when we could afford to look the other way on the extent to which subversive influences — communist and jihad-oriented Islamists — have for years been worming their way into the high councils of our government.So let's say this again: When the Cold War ended, the enemies of America did not just go away. America is under attack from Communists (with both a large and small "c") and Jihadists.These two threats to America (by violent means if necessary) have philosophical differences, but they are bound together by an identical...
  • Former NC Dem Official (Parmley) Infected Me With HIV, Says Ex

    04/25/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 17 replies
    TPM ^ | April 24, 2012 | Eric Lach
    The former executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, who resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment in the organization, is now facing a startling new accusation from an ex-girlfriend. Rebecca Burgin says Jay Parmley infected her with HIV several years ago. “And after Jay and I broke up, the biggest concern that I had was, ‘what if this happened to somebody else? Would he do this to someone else?’ … My biggest concern is for anybody else that has had a relationship with him that he did not tell,” Rebecca Burgin, 29, told The Daily Caller. Burgin...
  • Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law

    04/25/2012 9:57:32 AM PDT · by DBeers · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Mark Sherman
    Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.Liberal and conservative justices reacted skeptically to the Obama administration's argument that the state exceeded its authority when it made the records check, and another provision allowing suspected illegal immigrants to be arrested without a warrant, part of Arizona law aimed at driving illegal immigrants elsewhere."You can see it's not selling very well," Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.It...
  • Romney Campaign Ambiguously Gay

    04/24/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT · by DBeers · 7 replies
    April 24, 2012 | DBeers
    IF he is the nominee, and picks a running mate, I have a feeling the GOPe poster boy will be running an ambiguously gay duo politically correct progressive campaign like Kerry and Edwards did. As such, who do YOU think will be the Edwards like VP?
  • Romney on DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell)

    04/22/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT · by DBeers · 47 replies ^ | November 9, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    Romney on DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) Question: How do you feel about gays serving openly in the military. Romney: That’s already occurred and I’m not planning on reversing that at this stage. < Question: But you’re comfortable with it? Romney: I was not comfortable making the change during a period of conflict, by virtue of the complicating the features of a new program in the middle of two wars going on, but those wars are winding down and moving to that direction at this stage no longer presents that problem. November 9, 2011: Romney meeting with the editorial board...
  • Victoria Jackson's journey from SNL to conservative balladeer

    04/21/2012 10:27:30 AM PDT · by DBeers · 9 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2012 | Anthony Man
    A quarter-century after her debut as a regular on TV's "Saturday Night Live," Victoria Jackson is back entertaining audiences in South Florida. The crowds are minuscule compared with the millions who saw her, often portraying a ditsy blonde, during six seasons on SNL. But this is entertainment with a purpose. With a small American flag stuck in her pulled-back hair at one event, playing a ukulele and singing at the next, Jackson is out to spread her conservative worldview and alert the uninformed to the threats she sees facing America. "There's an urgency in the air," she said during a...
  • Obama’s dog days (Democrats pay for barking up the wrong tree)

    04/19/2012 5:52:11 PM PDT · by DBeers · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | The Washington Times
    The 2012 presidential campaign has become a dog-eat-dog contest. For months, Obama campaign operatives sought to make an issue of Mitt Romney carrying his Irish setter Seamus in a rooftop dog carrier during a family vacation in 1983. Some major media outlets picked up the non-story, and the Obama campaign buttressed it with an endless series of snarky tweets and barbs. The liberals are chasing their tails with this tale.On Tuesday, the Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher juxtaposed the Seamus story with a passage from President Obama’s book “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” in which he...
  • Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism?

    04/19/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism? In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" "It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive...
  • Rep. Allen West reaffirms statement calling Dems ‘communists’

    04/18/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT · by DBeers · 65 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | April 17, 2012 | John Rossomando
    Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., isn’t backing down from comments he made at a fundraiser two weeks ago calling members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, “communists.” In fact, he’s coming out swinging. West received considerable media criticism for his remarks, and the CPC immediately denounced him and denied it has connections with the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America or any other socialist group. “We completely disavow it,” Jennifer Gore, communications director for CPC Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said. Many on the left accused him of evoking the “ghost of Joe...
  • Rep. Allen West Says There Are Communists in Congress; Is He Right?

    04/15/2012 9:23:18 AM PDT · by DBeers · 63 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | Saturday, 14 April 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Rep. Allen West Says There Are Communists in Congress; Is He Right? At a town hall meeting in Palm City, Florida, on April 10, Tea Party favorite Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) informed the audience that there are Communists in Congress. In response to the question “What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card carrying Marxists, Internationalists, or Socialists?” West claimed that there are: “78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist party.”   When asked if they hide it, West responded, “No, they actually don’t hide it, it’s called the Congressional...
  • RNC Spokesman: Catholic League Should Be Encouraging Adoption, ‘Not Demeaning’ Parents (MEGA BARF!)

    04/13/2012 10:48:51 AM PDT · by DBeers · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 12th, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    RNC Spokesman: Catholic League Should Be Encouraging (Homosexual) Adoption, ‘Not Demeaning’ (Homosexual) Parents Amid the frenzy and outrage over Hilary Rosen‘s comments about Ann Romney, the Catholic League tweeted a response saying, “Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own.” Communications director for the RNC, Sean Spicer, quickly addressed the remark and said the League shouldn’t be demeaning parents who adopt.
  • Are there Communists in the US House of Representatives?

    04/12/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT · by DBeers · 35 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 11 April 2012 | Kevin Price
    Tea Party favorite, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) made headlines this week by saying there are members of the Communist party in the US House.  The Daily Caller  reported of a recent town hall meeting of the Congressman. “I believe there are about 78 or 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party,” West said in response to a question at the event. After a dramatic pause, he added, “it’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.” Kevin Price, Host of the Price of Business and Publisher of the US Daily Review actually covered an event of the Communist Party USA...
  • Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

    04/09/2012 8:57:09 AM PDT · by DBeers · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, April 9, 2012 | Rick Santorum
    Jerusalem is the capital of Israel Obama and Romney won't state this basic fact There is, sadly, a huge divide between the Obama administration’s position and that of the government of Israel with regard to Jerusalem. For thousands of years, at the end of the Passover Seder as well as at the end of Yom Kippur, Jews around the world conclude their holiday by reciting, “Next Year in Jerusalem.” To Jews, Jerusalem is the holiest city, and has the holiest site, the Temple Mount, which includes the Western Wall. Jews praying outside of Jerusalem face toward Jerusalem. When Israel became...
  • Rick Santorum offers a winning message

    04/09/2012 7:29:32 AM PDT · by DBeers · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, April 8, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week: The Truth About Rick Santorum The challenge for any presidential candidate is to get his message out. For Rick Santorum, that has been an extra-tough challenge. As the conservative standard-bearer, Rick has faced more than his share of antagonism and message-distortion from the liberal press. His response? To stand his ground and proclaim a bold message that resonates in the hearts of all Americans who actually get to hear it. Rick is the “real deal” - a man open about his beliefs, authentic in living those convictions and compassionate to the plight of American families....
  • Obama: "That is no way to run the greatest country on Earth"

    07/26/2011 1:01:56 PM PDT · by DBeers · 56 replies Transcript: Obama's Speech on Debt Talks ^ | July 25, 2011 | Barack Hussein Obama
    ~ SNIP - But there's an even greater danger to this approach. Based on what we've seen these past few weeks, we know what to expect six months from now. The House will once again refuse to prevent default unless the rest of us accept their cuts-only approach. Again, they will refuse to ask the wealthiest Americans to give up their tax cuts or deductions. Again, they will demand harsh cuts to programs like Medicare. And once again, the economy will be held captive unless they get their way. That is no way to run the greatest country on Earth....
  • China Stock 'Halt Parade' Hits A-Power (& Sen. Harry Reid)

    06/28/2011 5:54:20 PM PDT · by DBeers
    The Street ^ | June 28 2011 | Scott Eden
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Keep a sharp eye on Chinese companies facing deadlines to file their annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the disclosures that may come to light could be an auditor resignation, a trading halt, and a stock delisting. That's the lesson of 2011 so far when it comes to equities hailing from the People's Republic. On Monday, A-Power Energy(APWR), yet another Chinese business that sought capital from U.S. investors by merging with a shell company, said its auditor had resigned, forcing the delay of its annual report. The resignation led to a trading halt...
  • Senator blocks Salazar pay hike in drilling battle

    05/25/2011 11:41:36 AM PDT · by DBeers · 21 replies
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 25th, 2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR / Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Democrats are crying foul after a GOP senator blocked a pay raise for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in an effort to pressure him into approving more deepwater oil and gas drilling permits. At issue is a move by oil state Sen. David Vitter, R-La., to not only block the almost $20,000 raise for Salazar last week but then offer to allow the raise to go forward if the Interior Department issues six new deepwater permits a month. Salazar responded with a letter accusing Vitter of employing strong-arm tactics and of trying to coerce him into approving new drilling...
  • Sailor Found in Another’s Bunk Staying

    04/15/2011 5:02:02 PM PDT · by DBeers · 45 replies ^ | April 09, 2011 | Associated Press
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Navy has dropped dismissal proceedings against a South Carolina-based sailor who was charged with unprofessional conduct after he was found in the same bed with another male sailor, a spokesman said Friday.</p> <p>The Navy no longer has a dismissal case against Petty Officer Stephen Jones, said spokesman Thomas Dougan, who wouldn't discuss any details.</p>
  • Jeffrey Toobin Issued False Legal Statements to Anderson Cooper Regarding Vattel & 14th Amendment.

    02/17/2011 3:00:19 PM PST · by DBeers · 5 replies
    Natural Born Citizen ^ | February 16, 2011 | naturalborncitizen
    Jeffrey Toobin Issued False Legal Statements to Anderson Cooper Regarding Vattel and the 14th Amendment. With natural born citizen legislation racing through 11 state legislatures, truthful legal analysis is more important than ever. False statements issued on CNN yesterday via an Anderson Cooper interview with Jeffrey Toobin demand correction. CNN, should they not immediately correct the false statements, will be privy to the stench of propaganda. Jeffrey Toobin, alleged to be a “CNN Senior Legal Analyst”, gave a clearly false description of Vattel’s definition of “natural born citizen”. Toobin stated that the Vattel definition requires a person to be born in...
  • Rabbis protest Fox host's use of Holocaust imagery (Mega Barf!)

    01/26/2011 7:38:29 PM PST · by DBeers · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 26, 2011 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Four hundred rabbis will publish a letter on Thursday calling on Fox News to sanction host Glenn Beck for repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and for airing attacks on World War Two survivor George Soros. In an open letter to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns Fox, the rabbis also demand an apology from Fox News chief Roger Ailes for characterizing Beck's Jewish critics as nothing more than "left-wing rabbis." The letter will appear as an advertisement in the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal on Thursday for which the rabbis spent more...
  • Commission to recommend allowing women in combat units

    01/14/2011 2:24:31 PM PST · by DBeers · 41 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 13, 2011 | Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON — A military advisory panel appears poised to recommend allowing female troops to serve in combat units without any restrictions, calling the current prohibition an out-of-date idea that unnecessarily discriminates against women. If approved by military officials, the move could open front-line posts to military women for the first time. Until now, either U.S. law or Pentagon policy has prohibited female troops from serving in any unit whose primary mission is direct ground combat, although they may serve in combat support roles. The Military Leadership Diversity Commission, established by Congress two years ago, issued the recommendation as part of...
  • Obama's Arizona memorial speech fails to mention his complicity

    01/13/2011 11:20:09 AM PST · by DBeers · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 13th, 2011 | Jim Kouri
    "Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own," Sarah Palin said. "Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible." When former Alaska Governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin uttered the above words on Wednesday, the news media and the left -- often difficult to differentiate from one another -- again pounced on her with snippy commentary and accusations that her past pronouncements contributed to the otherwise senseless slaughter in Arizona last Saturday. "If anything...
  • FCC approves net neutrality rules

    12/21/2010 10:43:13 AM PST · by DBeers · 75 replies · 1+ views ^ | 21 December 2010 | Kim Hart & Tony Romm
    The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules that will govern how Internet providers treat Web traffic and services, a move that sets the stage for a heated political battle on Capitol Hill come January. Led by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the Democrats on the panel voted on Tuesday to approve the first enforceable net neutrality rules, which will prohibit Internet service providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from blocking access to lawful content and websites. Adopting the net neutrality order is a much-needed win for Genachowski, who has been trying to find a compromise on the divisive issue for...
  • Big incentive for school attendance: Cash (St. Louis, MO)

    09/04/2010 9:31:01 PM PDT · by DBeers · 16 replies ^ | August 30, 2010 | Elisa Crouch
    ST. LOUIS • Stacey Wright had more than a dozen choices when it came to enrolling three of her children in an elementary school, from charters to magnets to traditional public schools in every corner of the city. She chose Jefferson Elementary School, the brick St. Louis public school across the street. And for that, she may get $900. For the first time, a local organization is offering parents a cash incentive to enroll their children at Jefferson. ~ SNIP ~ Proponents say the cash rewards are no different from offering college scholarships to top achievers at a high school,...
  • Schools advised of off-limits queries (Albany, NY)

    09/03/2010 9:53:43 PM PDT · by DBeers · 11 replies ^ | September 1, 2010 | Kenneth C. Crowe II
    ALBANY -- The state Education Department this week issued guidelines to school districts on avoiding questions that could disclose a student's immigration status. That means inquiring about citizenship status, Social Security numbers and similar information are out of bounds when a student enrolls for school. The guidelines issued Monday were a response to a New York Civil Liberties Union study that found 139 of the state's 694 districts intentionally or unintentionally asked about citizenship status. Fourteen Capital Region districts were cited in the NYCLU study. Jonathan Burman, a department spokesman, said Tuesday the guidelines will help districts make sure their...
  • ICE skirts Congress by changing policy and halting deportations

    08/28/2010 7:50:52 PM PDT · by DBeers · 28 replies ^ | 27 August 2010 | Kimberly Dvorak
    ICE skirts Congress by changing policy and halting deportations ICE skirts immigration law and begins to release illegal immigrants who have already been arrested and are waiting to be deported. A memo from released yesterday by John Morton of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), included a new policy change that could affect thousands awaiting deportation. Morton signed a memo that went out to agencies across the country stating any illegal immigrants who have been charged with deportation have their cases reviewed and be released or absolved of any legal issues with the federal government if they have not committed any...
  • Helmerich & Payne reports $36.7 million 3Q loss after Venezuela rig seizure

    07/31/2010 11:22:28 PM PDT · by DBeers · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | July 30 2010 | Rod Walton
    Helmerich & Payne reports $36.7 million 3Q loss after Venezuela rig seizure An impairment charge on assets seized in Venezuela forced Helmerich & Payne into a $36.7 million net loss for its fiscal third quarter, the rig manufacturer and contract drilling company reported Thursday. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's government seized 11 idled rigs owned by Helmerich & Payne this summer. The Tulsa company had let rig contracts expire because of non-payment by the state-run oil entity, Petroleos de Venezuela SA. The impairment totals more than $100 million, Helmerich & Payne Chief Financial Officer Juan Pablo Tardio said in a conference...
  • Young Illegals Out Themselves, Daring To Be Deported

    07/31/2010 10:45:26 PM PDT · by DBeers · 74 replies · 7+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 31, 2010 | John-Clark Levin
    On July 20, 22 young illegal immigrants in caps and gowns entered the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., and began sit-ins in the offices of several senators. Twelve soon returned to the atrium, where they formed a circle around a banner reading "Undocumented and Unafraid." Refusing to be moved, the students were arrested by Capitol Police, as were nine others who had stayed put in the offices of Sen. John McCain and Majority Leader Harry Reid. Less than two miles away, a similar protest by a separate but allied group was taking place at Lafayette Square in front...
  • Energy funds raided to balance New Jersey budget

    07/09/2010 3:32:48 PM PDT · by DBeers · 6 replies
    The Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 5 July 2010 | Maya Rao
    TRENTON - Last month, a state utilities board voted to allocate $15 million in federal stimulus money for grants to make businesses more energy efficient. The money for the program, which seeks to lower New Jersey residents' utility bills by reducing demand from the biggest users of the electric grid, should have come from a fee assessed on major commercial and industrial users since 2003.But the Retail Margin Fund, which holds that revenue, is empty - among the consequences of hundreds of millions of dollars in diversions from "dedicated" funds to help the state close a multibillion-dollar budget gap.Budget documents...
  • any Legal Scholars? Abortion & Healthcare Reform are legally incongruent?

    03/27/2010 9:15:59 PM PDT · by DBeers · 16 replies · 560+ views
    I was just thinking this evening about the 'right' to medical privacy penumbra that is the Constitutional premise for abortion 'rights' in the US. This "right" to medical pricacy in essence overrides the GOVs ability to enforce anti abortion laws -that is the premise for abortion. It is this very premise it seems that is now in essence being trampled upon by the leftist with this health reform law... I am not a lawyer --I wonder if this idea has a legal basis? It would be delightful to see the leftists gnashing of teeth if two of thier dreams were...
  • Homosexuals Barred From Mixed Dance Competition (Netherlands)

    07/26/2006 2:03:25 PM PDT · by DBeers · 37 replies · 848+ views
    NIS News Bulletin ^ | July 27, 2006 | NIS News
    Homosexuals Barred From Mixed Dance Competition THE HAGUE, 27/07/06 - Homosexual ballroom dancing couples are not allowed to participate in the mixed competition, the district court in The Hague ruled yesterday. The court thus rejected a recommendation by the Equal Treatment Commission (CGB). The judge considers that the Netherlands Dance Union (NADB) is not guilty of discrimination by not allowing same-sex couples in the mixed competition. The court takes into account that the differences in strength between homosexual and heterosexual couples could influence performance and the judging. Leo van Buitenen and Kees Notenboom, two men, are among the top at...
  • Suit Filed On Behalf of Ministry Volunteers Arrested in Chicago

    07/21/2006 3:58:56 PM PDT · by DBeers · 22 replies · 572+ views
    Agape Press ^ | July 20, 2006 | Jim Brown
    Suit Filed On Behalf of Ministry Volunteers Arrested in Chicago (AgapePress) - Volunteers with a Philadelphia-based Christian ministry claim they were harassed by authorities in Chicago, Illinois, for sharing the gospel with homosexuals who were in town for the city's "Gay Games," an Olympics-style sports event series for homosexuals. Three people with the evangelical group Repent America say they were handcuffed and arrested by Chicago police officers for passing out Christian literature to homosexuals and holding up signs with Bible verses near Navy Pier. The evangelists had been warned that they would be arrested if they were caught handing out...
  • Losing the Marriage Debate

    07/21/2006 3:44:52 PM PDT · by DBeers · 25 replies · 870+ views ^ | July 21, 2006 | Selwyn Duke
    Losing the Marriage Debate It’s no secret that liberals hold in contempt what they regard as the provincial nature of conservatives. And I certainly would love to buy liberals for what I think they’re worth and sell them for what they think they’re worth, to paraphrase the old retort. That said, a part of me is so frustrated with my traditionalist brethren that I could almost be persuaded that the left is, in some minute measure, correct. For the sagacity reflected in our ends is matched by the stupidity of our means. And the left is quite the opposite. I...
  • Nurses union sues over health benefits for same-sex spouse (MA)

    07/21/2006 3:24:45 PM PDT · by DBeers · 15 replies · 757+ views
    MetroWest Daily News (MA) ^ | July 21, 2006 | Denise Lavoie
    Nurses union sues over health benefits for same-sex spouse BOSTON- The Massachusetts Nurses Association filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn an arbitration award that denied health insurance benefits to the same-sex spouse of a registered nurse. Maria Ciulla, a nurse who works at Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, married her lesbian partner on Oct. 1, 2005, more than a year after Massachusetts became the first state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage. A few days later, she asked the hospital to add her spouse to her Blue Cross/Blue Shield policy, but the hospital denied her request. In...
  • India Government AIDS Body Urges Legalization of Sodomy (Barf Alert!)

    07/21/2006 1:50:32 PM PDT · by DBeers · 23 replies · 661+ views ^ | July 21, 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    India Government AIDS Body Urges Legalization of Sodomy NEW DELHI, India, July 21, 2006 ( – India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has joined the efforts of activist organizations to decriminalize homosexual behaviour, saying the ban on homosexual activity is driving HIV/AIDS infections underground. NACO, the regulatory government body responsible for efforts to control the spread of the infection, filed a statement in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday in support of a petition put forth by a local AIDS group that asks that the law against homosexual activity be lifted. UNAID and other non-governmental organizations are also backing the...
  • Ex-teacher gets 15 to life for molesting students (CA)

    07/19/2006 12:56:48 PM PDT · by DBeers · 31 replies · 1,837+ views
    North County Times (San Diego, CA) ^ | July 19, 2006 | Scott Marshall
    Ex-teacher gets 15 to life for molesting students VISTA -- A former Escondido middle school teacher -- denounced by victims' families as a predator and praised by his family and friends as a decent man who would never harm children ---- was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years to life in state prison. Peter Thomas Ziskin, 44, of Solana Beach was convicted in May of 17 of the 26 child molestation charges prosecutors had filed against him. Ziskin was acquitted of six of the charges, and jurors were unable to reach a verdict on three counts. The charges involved allegations that...
  • Missouri Lifts Restrictions On Gay Foster Parents

    07/19/2006 12:01:12 PM PDT · by DBeers · 11 replies · 793+ views ^ | July 19, 2006 | Associated Press
    Missouri Lifts Restrictions On Gay Foster Parents Judge Ruled In February State Could Not Reject Applications JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Following a court mandate, Missouri officials said Tuesday that they have lifted regulations that automatically prevented homosexuals from becoming foster parents. But while the decision clears the way for gays to get licensed to care for foster children, officials with the Department of Social Services said it might still be difficult for a gay person to become a foster parent. "We're considering the biological parents' preferences, and we're also considering the abuse and neglect that occurred to the child and...
  • House Republicans To Vote On Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

    07/17/2006 12:06:51 PM PDT · by DBeers · 49 replies · 1,036+ views
    All Headline News ^ | July 17, 2006 | Mary K. Brunskill
    House Republicans To Vote On Amendment Banning Gay Marriage Washington D.C. (AHN) - House Republicans are going ahead to vote on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday as part of a week in which House GOP leaders plan to focus on what they call their "American values agenda." In one of his weekly radio addresses, President Bush said changing the Constitution is necessary because "activist judges and some local officials have made an aggressive attempt to redefine marriage in recent years. Last month, the Senate was short of the 11 of the 60...
  • Exclusive City Policy Attacks Civil Rights(Berkeley, CA)

    07/17/2006 11:43:32 AM PDT · by DBeers · 2 replies · 581+ views
    The Daily Californian (UC Berkeley, CA) ^ | July 17, 2006 | Harold Johnson
    Exclusive City Policy Attacks Civil Rights What if a city charged Democrats, but not Republicans, to swim at the municipal plunge? What if it let the National Rifle Association use public meeting rooms without cost, but made the ACLU pay for the privilege? These hypothetical situations might sound strained, but are they so different from the double standard that the city of Berkeley practices at its marina? A city program allows nonprofit organizations free use of the Berkeley Marina. However, one group-the Berkeley Sea Scouts-is excluded. The disqualification is for ideological reasons: The Sea Scouts are affiliated with the Boy...