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  • Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did

    11/19/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by George - the Other · 22 replies ^ | 11/12/2016 | Victoria L Sanders
    "It’s easy to point to these small, impoverished towns and name racism, the second amendment or plain stupidity as the only reasons why these people would ever vote for a man like Donald Trump. I find this to be highly intellectually dishonest, though. To write this off as simple racism is to ignore the very real and very heartbreaking struggles small town America faces."
  • Japan PM: 'I have great confidence in Trump'

    11/17/2016 7:00:00 PM PST · by George - the Other · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | BBC News
    Japan's PM Shinzo Abe has said he has "great confidence" in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of trust. Mr Abe described the 90-minute meeting in Trump Tower, New York, as "candid", with a "warm atmosphere".
  • What happened on election day was predicted back in 1976 :)

    11/12/2016 1:40:36 PM PST · by George - the Other · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 17, 2013 | lbtve
    I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. ... I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS...
  • Thursday, November 10th 2016: Demonstrators harass FOX45 News crew at protest, reporter and photogra

    11/11/2016 8:38:32 PM PST · by George - the Other · 21 replies
    FOXBALTIMORE.COM WBFF-TV (Baltimore) ^ | November 10th 2016 | FOXBALTIMORE.COM WBFF-TV (Baltimore)
    Police moved FOX45 reporter Keith Daniels to another location Thursday night, after becoming concerned for his safety at the end of an anti-Trump rally.
  • Iditarod: The Inconvenient Truth

    03/03/2016 3:29:12 PM PST · by George - the Other · 10 replies
    George F. Spicka ^ | March 3, 2016 | George F. Spicka
    You’ve probably heard all the clucking about trucking in snow for the Iditarod Sled Race, but you probably haven’t heard this - “The climate of the interior of Alaska is best described as extreme and is the best example of a true subarctic climate.” – Wikipedia “Most subarctic climates have very little precipitation, typically no more than 380 mm (15 in) over an entire year. Away from the coasts, precipitation occurs mostly in the warmer months.” – Wikepedia 1) In other words, the interior of Alaska, where Iditarod runs through, is a desert. To help visualize this, imagine California’s Death...
  • Seafloor volcano pulses may alter climate:

    02/05/2015 7:17:21 PM PST · by George - the Other · 17 replies
    Science Daily News ^ | 02/05/2015 | The Earth Institute at Columbia University
    Vast ranges of volcanoes hidden under the oceans are presumed by scientists to be the gentle giants of the planet, oozing lava at slow, steady rates along mid-ocean ridges. But a new study shows that they flare up on strikingly regular cycles, ranging from two weeks to 100,000 years -- and, that they erupt almost exclusively during the first six months of each year. The pulses -- apparently tied to short- and long-term changes in earth's orbit, and to sea levels--may help trigger natural climate swings. Scientists have already speculated that volcanic cycles on land emitting large amounts of carbon...
  • What "Progressives" don't want to know.

    07/25/2014 7:02:31 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 11 replies
    30 Worst Atrocities of the 20th Century ^ | 1998 - 2004 | Matthew White
    I was checking out WW2 stats, and came across research on the 30 greatest atrocities of the 20th century. An estimated 55 million died in WW2. In addition, 20 million died under Stalin, 40 million under Mao Zedong, 1.65 million under the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, and 400,000 under North Korea. The combined 62 million total tops WW2 by 7 million. The kicker is that, with the current U.S. population approaching 320 million, that figure of 62 million, if applied to the United States, would mean that 1/5, that is, 20% of us, would have perished!
  • Nation's Largest Cocaine Smuggler Revealed: The DEA???

    01/27/2014 4:19:40 PM PST · by George - the Other · 38 replies
    WHDT-TV ^ | Jan-25-2014 | WHDT-TV
    (WASHINGTON, DC WHDT World News) - For decades, it has been rumored the United States government was secretly sponsoring the smuggling of cocaine into the country. Federal officials have long denied such speculation, pointing out the billions of dollars spent intercepting drugs. Newly released documents, and testimony from Justice Department and DEA officials now show the stories of government running cocaine are true.
  • "Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American"

    04/17/2013 6:51:04 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 13 replies
    SALON ^ | APR 16, 2013 | DAVID SIROTA
    There is a double standard: White terrorists are dealt with as lone wolves, Islamists are existential threats. As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine the long-term legislative fallout of the atrocity — the dynamics of privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks. That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being.
  • Occupy Protester Throws Brick Off Roof, Hits One Of His Own

    05/03/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 97 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | MAY 2, 2012 | DANIEL NOE
    I really feel sorry for these idiots. They have absolutely no idea what they are doing, and they pose a danger to the well-being of this country. The police need to keep a tight leash on these trouble-makers before another person gets hurt.
  • Deaths in northern Afghanistan suicide blast

    A suicide attack on a NATO foot patrol has left 15 people dead in northern Afghanistan, according to local officials. "A suicide bomber targeted a group of foreign friends" near a park, provincial governor Abdul Haq Shafaq told the AFP news agency of the motorcycle-riding attacker. Among the dead were four US soldiers, four Afghan police, an Afghan interpreter for the US soldiers and six Afghan civilians including two women and two children, local police sources told Al Jazeera. Another 30 Afghan civilians and four US soldiers were wounded in the attack.
  • Judge bans Maryland from enforcing "Good and Substantial Cause" for a carry permit.

    04/03/2012 10:54:34 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 18 replies
    Maryland Shall Issue ^ | 2/2/2012 | Maryland Shall Issue
    Home » Maryland News » Woollard Case Update April 2nd Injunction-Stay-AppealApr 2, 2012 Maryland Shall Issue® has received a copy of Judge Legg's order regarding the Woollard case dated March 30th 2012. Good News: Judge Legg has issued an injunction barring Maryland from enforcing Maryland Statue 5-306(a)(5)(ii) requiring Good and Substantial Reason for a handgun carry permit. Maryland cannot require G&S for any application under Judge Legg's order. Judge Legg has ordered the MSP to process Mr. Woollard's application without G&S being considered. Bad News: Judge Legg has issued a temporary stay of his ruling. This means that the above...
  • Viewpoint: How hackers could decapitate the internet (Anonymous)

    03/27/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26 March 2012 | Alan Woodward
    A recent threat, purportedly from the hacker group Anonymous, stated boldly that its members would stop the internet on 31 March ...
  • Second Amendement Victory in Maryland!

    03/05/2012 9:14:02 AM PST · by George - the Other · 29 replies
    Maryland Shall Issue ^ | 3/5/2012 | Maryland Shall Issue
    Victory For The Constitution in Maryland We just received word that the United States District Court for the District of Maryland has granted a motion for summary judgement for plaintiff Ray Woollard in the Woollard v. Sheridan case that challenged the good and substantial requirement for issuance of a permit to carry a handgun. "Because the ―good and substantial reason requirement is not reasonably adapted to a substantial government interest, the Court finds this portion of the Maryland law to be unconstitutional. Woollard is entitled to summary judgment. " "A law that burdens the exercise of an enumerated constitutional right...
  • Happiness should be a top government priority, expert says

    09/29/2011 7:53:20 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2011 | Karen Kaplan
    Someday in the not-too-distant future, the U.S. departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Justice and Labor could be joined be a new executive branch entity: The Department of Happiness.
  • Fruit juice linked to colon cancer

    09/28/2011 4:43:36 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 89 replies
    WTOP News ^ | Wednesday - 9/28/2011 | Kristi King
    WASHINGTON -- For those trying to up their fruit and vegetable intake, juice might not be a good solution: It's now associated with rectal cancer.
  • Saudi woman to be lashed for defying driving ban

    09/27/2011 12:04:36 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 23 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 27 September 2011 | BBC News
    A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a woman to 10 lashes for breaking the country's ban on female drivers.
  • Darwin Awards Candidate

    10/20/2010 7:48:41 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 19, 2010 | Staff
    Man, 19, hanging out truck window killed in crash with pole A 19-year-old Silver Spring man was killed Monday when he leaned out of a truck traveling on a Davidsonville road to motion to friends walking in an adjacent field and the vehicle sideswiped a telephone pole ...
  • Thousands identify Guinea bodies

    10/02/2009 10:44:19 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 8 replies · 900+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2 October 2009 | BBC News
    "Thousands of people have gathered at a mosque in Guinea's capital, Conakry, to identify those killed in Monday's opposition rally against military rule ... Soldiers used live rounds against huge crowds of protesters on Monday ... Eyewitnesses have told human rights groups of soldiers raping women in the streets during the crackdown ..."
  • Somali Islamists clash

    10/01/2009 7:02:35 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 6 replies · 562+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 1 October 2009 | BBC News
    Somali Islamists clash over port. Two Islamist groups who were previously working together in Somalia have become embroiled in a fierce fight for control of the southern port of Kismayo. At least 12 people have been killed and hundreds have fled their homes.
  • Farmer's daughter disarms terrorist and shoots him dead with AK47

    09/29/2009 9:52:02 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 60 replies · 2,919+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 29 Sep 2009 | Dean Nelson
    An Indian farmer’s daughter disarmed a terrorist leader who broke into her home, attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun ...
  • The Day the SWAT Team Came Crashing Through My Door

    09/18/2009 9:30:23 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 53 replies · 3,255+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, September 20, 2009* | Cheye M. Calvo
    "I remember thinking, as I kneeled at gunpoint with my hands bound on my living room floor, that there had been a terrible, terrible mistake."
  • Sword killing no cause for cheers

    09/17/2009 1:25:06 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 121 replies · 3,082+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 17, 2009 | Baltimore Sun Editorial
    "This is certainly nothing to celebrate. The glorification of the incident online and around town belies the horror of the killing and its aftermath. Even if it ultimately is judged to have been legally justified, the question of whether the situation couldn't have been handled differently will remain."
  • Court sets Nov. 10 execution for sniper Muhammad

    09/16/2009 7:52:01 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 45 replies · 2,107+ views
    WTOP News ^ | September 16, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia circuit court judge has set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area.
  • Higher Carbon Dioxide May Give Pine Trees A Competitive Edge

    08/04/2009 9:03:12 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 10 replies · 740+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Aug. 4, 2009 | Science Daily
    Pine trees grown for 12 years in air one-and-a-half times richer in carbon dioxide than today's levels produced twice as many seeds of at least as good a quality as those growing under normal conditions, a Duke University-led research team reported Aug. 3 at a national ecology conference.
  • Freeper Receives Apology from Maryland Agency

    07/24/2009 8:48:56 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 11 replies · 706+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 23, 2009 | Peter Hermann
    As late as three weeks ago, two months after court records show the state of Maryland agreed to settle a lawsuit with money and words of contrition over the arrest of a musician accused of e-mailing a bomb threat to the airport, he was still in court fighting to get authorities to say they were sorry.
  • Humans to Blame for Extinction? - Not Necessarily So ...

    07/21/2009 1:09:33 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 21 replies · 867+ views
    Science News ^ | July 21, 2009 | Science News
    "These findings are inconsistent with the alternative and already hotly debated theory that overhunting by Clovis people led to the rapid extinction of large mammals at the end of the ice age, the research team argues in the PNAS paper."
  • Eastern Europeans urge Obama to remember their interests as he resets ties with Russia

    07/16/2009 1:17:24 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 8 replies · 1,044+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2009 | VANESSA GERA
    "Many Eastern Europeans today still feel enormous gratitude to U.S. efforts to oppose their oppressive communist-era regimes, with a particular affection for Ronald Reagan and other Republican leaders. Polish analyst Olaf Osica, with the Natolin European Center think tank in Warsaw, said the region tends to view Democratic administrations with more skepticism, fearful they will favor a "realistic" approach to Russia over the "idealism" of opposing Moscow's strength" "Had a 'realist' view prevailed in the early 1990s, we would not be in NATO today and the idea of a Europe whole, free, and at peace would be a distant dream,"...
  • Italian police arrest 6 in raids against suspected members of radical leftist group

    06/11/2009 6:32:43 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 9 replies · 2,229+ views
    By Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2009 | By Associated Press
    ROME (AP) — Italian police arrested six people Thursday in raids on a group of suspected radical leftists who were allegedly planning a terror attack, authorities said.
  • (Overt Propaganda) Report: Climate change is a major driver in the migration of tens of millions

    06/10/2009 6:43:33 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 22 replies · 788+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2009 | ARTHUR MAX
    BONN, Germany (AP) — Global warming is uprooting people from their homes and, left unchecked, could lead to the greatest human migration in history, said a report released Wednesday.
  • 'Why believe in a god?' ads draw scorn

    12/03/2008 4:12:05 PM PST · by George - the Other · 27 replies · 602+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | December 3, 2008 | The Associated Press
    Why believe in a god?' ads draw scorn The Associated Press 9:27 AM EST, December 3, 2008 WASHINGTON - More than 200 people have complained to Metro about an ad campaign that questions believing in God. One person praised the campaign. The ads by the American Humanist Association first appeared on buses two weeks ago and inside buses Monday. They say, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake."
  • "Godless Holiday" ad campaign

    11/12/2008 7:14:23 PM PST · by George - the Other · 16 replies · 491+ views
    Fox 45 News ^ | November 12 2008
    The American Humanist Association, or AHA, has announced the launch of a "godless holiday" ad campaign on Metro buses in Washington, D.C. The new ads will show a picture of a fake Santa Claus and read: "Why believe in a God? Just be good for goodness' sake". The group says they don't want atheists to be left alone in their convictions over the holidays. But some experts from religious groups are criticizing the campaign, saying that morality and the intention to do good is based on a belief in God.
  • The God Who Wasn't There

    11/12/2008 5:14:25 PM PST · by George - the Other · 44 replies · 1,296+ views
    Something Awful ^ | Beyond Belief Media Company
    Bowling for Columbine did it to the gun culture. Super Size Me did it to fast food. Now The God Who Wasn't There does it to religion. The movie that has been astounding audiences in theaters around the world is now available on a high-quality, feature-packed DVD. Own the taboo-shattering documentary that Newsweek says "irreverently lays out the case that Jesus Christ never existed."
  • Steele to speak at RNC tonight

    09/02/2008 8:34:03 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 23 replies · 310+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 2, 2008 | By David Nitkin
    "I think Michael is going to play a major role ... in the not-too-distant future back in Maryland, becoming a statewide leader in a way that I think would be terrific," Newt Gingrich, a former GOPAC leader and speaker of the House, said last month at the group's convention in Washington.
  • AOL Attacks Palin

    09/01/2008 8:08:59 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 40 replies · 122+ views
    America OnLine ^ | Friday, August 29, 2008 | Maia
    “I guess someone must have finally told Gov. Sarah Palin just what it is that the vice president does.”
  • A boom in Iraq's holy city of Najaf

    08/31/2008 6:04:26 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 4 replies · 357+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 31, 2008
    NAJAF, Iraq - The city's first airport is weeks away from opening, but already a bigger one is talked about. Land prices are soaring. Merchants say they don't remember business ever being so good. Four years ago, Najaf was an urban battlefield, with American troops fighting Shiite militiamen loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Today, the Shiite holy city is a hot spot of a different kind, thanks to improved security, a free-for-all market economy - and a direct pipeline to the Shiite-led government.
  • Maryland Lt. Governor's Cousin Shot, Killed

    08/25/2008 10:25:55 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 15 replies · 425+ views
    WJLA-TV ^ | August 25, 2008
    A school teacher killed in a shooting in Montgomery Village on Saturday was the cousin of Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown, an official statement revealed today. Lt. Gov. Brown announced that he would be leaving the Democratic National Convention in Denver to return home and support his family in the wake of cousin Cathy Brown's shooting. Lt. Gov. Brown's statement adds that, "I leave my fellow delegates with a heavy heart and I ask that everyone keep my family in their prayers." Cathy Brown was an elementary school teacher. It was reported on Sunday that she and a campus...
  • Firebombing planner draws 80-year term in resentencing

    08/22/2008 5:42:47 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 3 replies · 220+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 22, 2008 | Julie Bykowicz
    The man convicted of orchestrating the January 2005 firebombing of the Harwood Community Association president's home has continued to act as a Baltimore gang leader from his prison cell in Beaumont, Texas, a federal prosecutor said in a court hearing Friday. Terrence Smith, 28, returned to Baltimore to be resentenced after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz did not adequately explain why he exceeded federal sentencing guidelines in sending Smith to prison for 80 years. Friday, the judge again sentenced Smith to 80 years, calling him "a dangerous person."...
  • 'Stop Snitching' cameraman gets 30 years in prison

    08/20/2008 5:54:02 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 20 replies · 474+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 20, 2008 | Brent Jones
    The cameraman for the underground Stop Snitching DVD that cast a national eye on witness intimidation in Baltimore was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison after a jury convicted him on drug and gun charges. Shortly before receiving his sentence, Akiba Matthews-Bey, 35, of West Baltimore, told a federal judge that he was being singled out by authorities because of his involvement with the DVD. Matthews-Bey said that the creators of Stop Snitching never thought it would become as significant as it did when it hit the streets four years ago and that because of its popularity, he...
  • On This Day <> 1998: Clinton admits Lewinsky affair

    08/19/2008 10:49:49 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 5 replies · 142+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 17, 2008
    President of the United States Bill Clinton has admitted having an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky ...
  • Burglar shot, killed in Park Heights home

    07/16/2008 6:08:55 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 21 replies · 129+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 16, 2008 | Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes
    A Park Heights man shot and killed a 45-year-old man who was attempting to burglarize his aunt's home early Wednesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
  • Head of Islamic Jihad in Qabatya Killed by IDF Forces

    04/17/2008 7:35:08 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 53 replies · 153+ views
    Israel Defense Forces News Channels ^ | Thursday, April 17, 2008
    Bilal Hamuda Machmud Zaalah, head of the Islamic Jihad in Qabatya, and his deputy, Adin Machmud Hasani Avidot, also a member of the terrorist group, were killed today during a joint operation by the IDF and the ISA near Jenin. Forces from a reconnaissance battalion in the Paratrooper Brigade surrounded an area suspected to be the site in which the two men were hiding and then identified the two hiding in a in a nearby vehicle. After confirming that the two men were armed, forces fired at the wanted men, killing both. The forces uncovered explosives, an M-16 rifle equipped...
  • Candidate on a High Horse (Great take on modern liberalism)

    04/15/2008 1:07:18 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 5 replies · 79+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2008 | George Will
    ... Because the manipulable masses are easily given a "false consciousness" (another category, like religion as the "opiate" of the suffering masses, that liberalism appropriated from Marxism), four things follow: First, the consent of the governed, when their behavior is governed by their false consciousnesses, is unimportant. Second, the public requires the supervision of a progressive elite which, somehow emancipated from false consciousness, can engineer true consciousness. Third, because consciousness is a reflection of social conditions, true consciousness is engineered by progressive social reforms. Fourth, because people in the grip of false consciousness cannot be expected to demand or even...
  • City teacher beaten by female student

    04/10/2008 4:30:09 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 6 replies · 12+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 10, 2008 | Sara Neufeld
    School violence appalls officials. The trouble began, Jolita Berry said, when she asked a girl in one of her art classes at Reginald F. Lewis High School to sit down. The student did not obey, coming closer to confront the teacher. "She said she's gonna bang me," Berry said. "I said, 'Back up, you're in my space. If you hit me, I'm gonna defend myself.'" But Berry, who is 30 and started her job teaching art at the Northeast Baltimore school in December, did not defend herself. The girl caught the teacher off guard as other students cheered her on...
  • Michele Obama and the influence of the Nation of Islam

    04/02/2008 12:25:02 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 10 replies · 896+ views
    4-2-2008 | George F. Spicka
    This morning I was sent the following email: > In her senior thesis at Princeton, Michele Obama, the wife of Barack Obama stated that America was a nation founded on crime and hatred. Moreover, she stated that whites in America were ineradicable racist. The 1985 thesis, titled 'Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community' was written under her maiden name, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. Michelle Obama stated in her thesis that to 'Whites at Princeton , it often seems as if, to them, she will always be Black first...' However, it was reported by a fellow black classmate, If those 'Whites at...
  • Boy, 12, Kills Man Who Attacked His Mom

    04/02/2008 10:36:43 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 44 replies · 37+ views
    WTOP News ^ | April 2, 2008 | AP
    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy fatally slashed a man who was attacking his mother at the boarding house where they lived, authorities said. Salomon Noubissie, 64, died at a hospital after he was slashed across the neck Monday night in the home in the Landover area. Cpl. Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for Prince George's County police, said Wednesday that authorities hadn't decided whether the boy would be charged with anything. They were reviewing the case with the state's attorney's office. The boy said he had been playing a video game Monday night when he heard his mother, Cheryl...
  • Western and Muslim nations clash at UN body over free speech

    04/01/2008 8:12:24 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 17 replies · 98+ views
    WBFF-TV / Fox 45 News ^ | 04-01-2008 | Fox 45 News
    Western and Muslim nations clash at UN body over free speech April 01, 2008 18:19 EDT GENEVA (AP) -- Muslim and Western nations are at odds over adding monitoring of religious prejudice to the duties of a U.N. free speech expert. The change passed 32-0 by the United Nations Human Rights Council last Friday. It refers to acts of "racial or religious discrimination" that constitute what it calls "abuse of the right of freedom of expression." It's seen as a move against forms of expression that have offended Muslims, such as Danish newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Canada and...
  • Running of the Bulls if Libs had their way ...

    03/31/2008 9:12:11 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 102+ views
    Live leak ^ | 3/31/2008 | barnesy
    NZ's Pamplona Sheep Sheep have raced along the streets of a New Zealand town as it tries to imitate Spain's Pamplona bull run.
  • Save the Earth One Turn At A Time ...

    03/31/2008 5:39:02 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 3 replies · 146+ views
    The Lighter Side Co. ^ | 3/31/2008 | George F. Spicka
    In the mail today, I received a catalog from "The Lighter Side" (Memorable Gifts That Delight, Entertain and Amuse). On page 11, amidst the assorted tidbits that include Betty Boop, Elvis, and John Wayne items, I came across the "NEW! > Save the Earth One Turn At A Time!" Earth-Opoly game. A steal at only $29.98, the advertisement says, "100% recyclable board game teaches easy 'green' tips as players become caretakers of wondrous locations around the planet and increase property values by collecting Carbon Credits and trading them for clean air!" While encouraging a clean environment is good, the link...
  • Iraq: 5 Years Too Many

    03/19/2008 3:02:57 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 20 replies · 817+ views ^ | March 16, 2008 | zombietime
    I was lured to the Unitarian Universalist Church on Geary in San Francisco by a press release saying that actor Sean Penn, "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan, and a plethora of far-left anti-war semi-celebrities would be participating in a "vigil for peace" followed by a march through the city.