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  • ‘Occupy Dallas’ Plans March To Federal Reserve

    10/05/2011 7:04:23 PM PDT · by HushTX · 47 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | October 5 2011
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The anti-Wall Street protests happening across the country are about to spread to North Texas. A group is planning a huge march and demonstration in downtown Dallas Thursday and they’re willing to go to jail to get their point across. The group called Occupy Dallas is an offshoot of a group staging a protest in New York City called Occupy Wall Street. Groups are demonstrating and protesting government bailouts of big Wall Street institutions, joblessness, global warming and the influence of corporate money in politics among a host of other issues.
  • Military Rules of Engagement question (vanity)

    07/30/2011 3:35:30 PM PDT · by HushTX · 6 replies
    My own question | 07/30/2011 | hushtx
    I am trying to locate information regarding some bizarre rules of engagement that were discussed on the forums a few months ago. Specifically, there was a concern about military patrols being required to keep their safeties on or not being allowed to load their magazines until combat started, or something to that effect. Does anyone remember this? And can anyone help me track it down? I have already scoured the archives using the search for keywords such as "military patrol rules of engagement" "unarmed patrol military afghanistan" and other such combinations, but I haven't had much luck. Any assistance would...
  • Advancing the Socialist Dream

    03/01/2011 10:12:17 AM PST · by HushTX · 4 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 01 MAR 2011 | Devon W
    I had a lot to say about the sponsored rally in Dallas this past Saturday, but honestly there is nothing I can say that compares to just seeing the images and video for yourself. They billed it as "Restoring the American Dream." In reality it was "Advancing the Socialist Agenda." Don't believe me? See for yourself. Click on the images to enlarge them.  Listen closely to what this guy says. He wants to do away with the Republicans and the Democrats and bring to the fore a "Worker's Labor Party." That is socialism, through and through. The most...
  • Rally to Save (Destroy?) the American Dream

    02/24/2011 11:37:21 PM PST · by HushTX · 19 replies
    25 FEB 2011
    MoveOn is staging a protest in Dallas on Saturday the 26th. I was going to post the "call to action" from their site, but when I tried I got a message that informed me that MoveOn material is not wanted. So instead I will just put the location information up and give the rest of the material to those who specifically request it. It can be found at the bottom of this post. I remember the gathering we pulled off at the Cindy Sheehan circus down in Crawford. Can we do that again? Or improve on it? We can put...
  • HUD to rental policy groups: Sign agreement, stay quiet

    02/17/2011 7:08:14 PM PST · by HushTX · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 FEB 2011 | Chris Frates
    Obama administration officials told a group of housing proponents this month that they must sign a confidentiality agreement to continue participating in talks — a highly unusual request that has drawn criticism from a top Republican lawmaker who is investigating the matter. The agreement, obtained by POLITICO, bars participants from disclosing details discussed at meetings of a rental policy working group, but it has angered some lobbyists and drawn congressional scrutiny. Read more: “How can they go around and pat themselves on the back as the most transparent administration in history and then turn around and ask lobbyists to...
  • US: NASA rocket to bear name of Egyptian woman killed in anti-govt protests

    02/11/2011 2:32:57 AM PST · by HushTX · 59 replies
    Cairo, 10 Feb. (AKI) - The United States space agency NASA has okayed the naming of one of its spaceships after a young Egyptian woman killed in late January during an anti-goverment protest, according to Egyptian daily Al-Masry-al-Youm. The paper quoted Essam Mohamed Haji, a young researcher at NASA as saying on Thursday he had received approval to put the young woman Sally Zahran's name on a spaceship heading for Mars. Zahran, a 23 English graduated and translator died after she was beaten about the head on 28 January with a truncheons during clashes with security forces in in the...
  • Where should our focus lie? (Blog)

    02/06/2011 3:16:05 AM PST · by HushTX · 4 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 06 FEB 2011 | Devon W
    The world has been watching Egypt for over a week, waiting with baited breath to see what the outcome of the Day of Rage would be. As Americans, a people so sentimentally attached to the idea of liberty, it is easy for us to get caught up in what appears to be the struggle of an oppressed people. Perhaps a little too easy. We cannot let our heartstrings pull us away from our own struggle. While the developments in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East will have lasting consequences for us all, there is really very little...
  • The Shawna Forde Trial: Will the mainstream media bother to notice?

    01/24/2011 3:28:58 PM PST · by HushTX · 3 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 21 JAN 2011 | David Neiwert
    There's another infamous shooting of a nine-year-old girl that is making headlines this week in Tucson. This time, we wonder if the rest of the media will bother to cover it. Brisenia Flores_0df9d.jpg The little girl's name was Brisenia Flores. She lived near the border with her parents and sister outside the town of Arivaca, Arizona. On May 30 of 2009, a woman named Shawna Forde, who led an offshoot unit of Minutemen who ran armed border patrols for patriotic "fun". Forde's gang had decided to go "operational," which meant they concocted a scheme to raid drug smugglers and take...
  • Info about a Glenn Beck Quotation (vanity/help request)

    01/19/2011 6:00:09 AM PST · by HushTX · 35 replies
    the internet | 1/19/2011 | Me
    Before I get slammed with the usual "use the search function," let me explain that I HAVE attempted to use the search function. I did every combination of the following keywords that I could think of: Glenn Beck Kill Michael Moore Nothing came up. I am trying to find a full transcript, or better yet audio, of Glenn Beck saying "I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself." Actually, I can find that on youtube. What I CAN'T seem to find is anything that has the FULL quotation, because if you listen to...
  • An important message from Al (FCC, DOJ approving company merger?)

    01/15/2011 8:34:08 AM PST · by HushTX · 10 replies
    Al Franken For Senate ^ | 1/15/2011 | Al Franken
    Right now, the FCC and Department of Justice are preparing to approve the NBC/Comcast merger -- something that would have dire consequences for years to come. It’s up to each one of us to do everything we can to stop big corporations from gaining control of our media. _________________________________________ Dear Attorney General Holder and Chairman Genachowski, We write to urge you to reject the merger of Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal. This deal would mean higher cable rates and less freedom of choice for American consumers, and it would give a single media conglomerate unprecedented control over the flow of...
  • Hands off my trope (blog/vanity)

    01/12/2011 1:44:02 PM PST · by HushTX · 2 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 1/12/2011 | Devon W
    I do not believe that Sarah Palin was intending to use surveyor symbols on her campaign map. I like guns, I play video games that have guns which use crosshairs, I have done at least a little research on guns and gun accessories. Even still, when I saw the symbols on the map I thought they were simplified images representing targets. I did not think she was trying to send a message that anyone should be shot or killed. I did not think that Sarah Palin wanted anyone to carry out an attack on a public figure. I did not...
  • Remember, remember...

    11/03/2010 12:12:54 AM PDT · by HushTX · 3 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 11/2/2010 | Devon W
    I remember which party defends tax breaks for corporations that moved operations and your job overseas (0:17)Before I really dive into this issue, I want to address a related concern. This anti-Republican, anti-conservative, pro-Democrat advertisement begins with a complaint about moving jobs overseas. The creators of this ad are the same people who believe in and promote a global community, one world, and potentially even one world government. They want an international economy, but for the purposes of this election they are trying to look like supporters of job security within the United States. Don’t be fooled. So what are...
  • Border Patrol agents assaulted near Calexico

    10/19/2010 2:30:30 AM PDT · by HushTX · 5 replies
    Yuma Sun ^ | October 18, 2010 5:19 PM | JAMES GILBERT - SUN STAFF WRITER
    Two Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector were assaulted by illegal aliens near downtown Calexico early Friday morning. According to Agent Keith A. Croxton, of the El Centro Sector Public Affairs Office, at approximately 2:30 a.m., agents were attempting to rescue three illegal aliens from the All American Canal, which is located approximately three miles west of the U.S. Port of Entry at Calexico, Calif., West, when the assaults occurred. “That area is one of our most dangerous areas when it comes to assaults on agents,” Croxton said. “They get rocked there quite frequently.”
  • What kind of speech is free?

    09/16/2010 1:58:37 PM PDT · by HushTX · 4 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 9/16/2010 | Devon W
    In 1968, Congress passed a law that prohibited desecration of the United States flag. This was in response to the actions of the so-called “Peace Movement.” Because flag burning was often associated with anti-establishment rhetoric and behavior that was often considered sedition, it became synonymous with anti-Americanism. It was often assumed that burning the flag was akin to burning the United States in effigy. In some cases this may have been a correct assumption, but it cannot be fairly stated that it was always true. Much to the dismay of patriots and pro-American sentimentalists, the law prohibiting the desecration of...
  • New York Mosque Should only be a community center, ‘not’ a mosque: A Muslim’s point of view.

    09/12/2010 7:01:33 PM PDT · by HushTX · 22 replies
    Voices of Silent Conscience | 09/12/2010 | "Zafari"
    As a Muslim it is my sincere wish Park 51 ‘not’ be used as an official mosque. This decision must be made immediately to save the nation from an anxiety ridden divisive debate and also to spare the 9/11 victim’s families ongoing anguish. I believe I am not the only muslim who feels this way about this difficult issue. We all know everyone is well within their rights to establish a place of worship virtually any place they wish but there is something far more important in this particular case which is getting sidelined as we all get caught up...
  • The Great Reveal - total vanity (rant?)

    09/02/2010 1:17:54 PM PDT · by HushTX · 41 replies
    09/02/2010 | HushTX aka Devon W
    This weekend I'm going out of town to visit family. First we're going to see my wife's side of the family, and following that we're going to see my parents and younger sisters. Part of me is looking forward to this, part of me is dreading it. I will be telling both sides of the family that I am joining the Army. Seems like a good thing, right? Here's the problem: My wife and I have decided that she will be moving and taking a job near her family. This means giving up her current job and taking a $10K...
  • Child of Married Lesbians Denied Enrollment Into School

    08/24/2010 4:01:25 PM PDT · by HushTX · 34 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 08/21/10 | Julie Tam
    A child has been denied entrance into an Episcopal school in Bedford because her parents are married lesbians. Jill and Tracy Harrison, lesbians married in 2006 in Canada, applied to enroll their daughter into St. Vincent's School, in June. Jill gave birth to Olivia, thanks to a sperm donor. On the application, they crossed out the word father on the application and wrote mother and put Tracy's name on that line. Jill was written on the mother line. They attended the school's parent night on Tuesday, and now, just a few days before school starts Monday, the school is denying...
  • Judicial Activism Is Gay (Blog)

    08/20/2010 6:54:58 AM PDT · by HushTX · 4 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 08/20/2010 | Devon W
    Supporters of gay marriage have been celebrating the honeymoon of their recent victory over Proposition 8 in California. In what they believe is a move towards greater freedom and liberty, Judge Vaughn Walker repealed the California law banning same-sex marriage. But as with all marriages, the union between gay rights activists and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California brings with it unexpected baggage. In order to fully understand that issue, one must be familiar with the structure of government in the United States. Unfortunately, the liberal influence over education has stunted the intellectual growth of...
  • Barbarians at the Door (Vanity)

    08/19/2010 6:38:53 AM PDT · by HushTX · 11 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 8/19/10 | Devon W
    I have recently experienced an epiphany that is frustrating only in its delay. I go to great lengths to be gentle and treat the topics discussed in my blog with kid gloves. I try to be “fair” and “considerate” in expressing my opinions and attempt to maintain a moral standard marked by courtesy and understanding, even when I address topics about which I am set in my position and often reach the grounds of intolerance. I do this out of respect for some of my friends, whose views and opinions are markedly more liberal than my own. It is an...
  • American Muslim organization says President Obama is Wrong

    08/17/2010 8:20:54 PM PDT · by HushTX · 25 replies
    American Muslim organization says President Obama is wrong August 15, 2010 AIFD American Islamic Forum for Democracy STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHOENIX (August 15, 2010) - Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy issued the following statement regarding remarks from President Obama on the proposed mosque and Islamic Center at Ground Zero: "As an American Muslim whose family fled persecution in Syria and as someone who has stood in the face of some resistance to the building of many of our houses of worship in the U.S., I...
  • Keith Olbermann Special Comment: There Is No 'Ground Zero Mosque' - (Vomit and anger alert)

    08/17/2010 8:04:48 PM PDT · by HushTX · 35 replies · 1+ views
    I am actually so angry that I don't know how to voice what I have to say. I hate Keith Olberman anyway, but this really topped the cake of hate.
  • Vanity - Questions in regards to Army National Guard

    08/09/2010 1:39:47 PM PDT · by HushTX · 34 replies
    08/09/2010 | Devon W
    No source, this isn't a blog post or news article. I have some questions that I am hoping can be answered by folks with more experience and information. I have done some research, but am not entirely sure of my findings. I am going to enlist in the Army National Guard. There are a number of reasons I am choosing the Guard over regular Army, not the least of which is the ability to remain within the state of Texas (which has its own reasons for being a concern). Still, I want to enlist as a full time Guard, rather...
  • Rebutting myself

    08/09/2010 12:30:39 PM PDT · by HushTX · 33 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 08/09/2010 | Devon W
    I recently made the statement “stop blaming Obama.” While it’s true that many continue the “Blame Bush” mentality, resorting to their tactics does little to fix the problem and is akin to a child hitting another kid because “he hit me first.” Before you get up in arms, let me clarify. I am not saying they are not at fault, and that they have not done many damaging and outright idiotic things. By no means am I claiming that Obama is the messiah with a small m, or that those who still support him are part of a steadily shrinking...
  • Stop blaming Obama

    08/08/2010 9:49:05 PM PDT · by HushTX · 96 replies
    The Daily Vex ^ | 08/08/2010 | Devon W
    Stop blaming Obama. I have noticed a growing trend to attribute every crisis or failure to President Obama. Out of control spending, the leak in the gulf, sexual education in public schools are all Obama’s fault. Except, not really. While it is easy to blame the man in the White House for any number of problems in this country, and it is tempting to praise the Commander in Chief when things go right, there are more players in this grand game than the President alone. The obvious next step is to look at the President’s cabinet, those he has appointed...
  • Tolerate my intolerance

    08/03/2010 7:29:03 PM PDT · by HushTX · 19 replies · 197+ views
    The Daily Vex ^ | 08/03/2010 | Devon W
    I have discovered a new love. That is, something new that I love to hate. This entire concept of compulsory tolerance blows my mind. The most recent addition to the dialogue between the left and right, at least so far as I have been involved, is focused on enforced tolerance. “You have to respect and tolerate,” I was recently told. I was later reminded of this demand in another debate. Let’s be blunt for a second, since I apparently don’t do that enough. “No, I don’t have to be tolerant.” Before we get into the meat of the matter, let’s...
  • Changes to HSAs are nothing to sneeze at

    07/09/2010 11:08:36 AM PDT · by HushTX · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Vex ^ | 07/09/2010 | Devon W
    The economic benefits Health Savings Accounts (HSA) have on society as a whole are very complicated and outside the scope of this blog. What really matters to the average person is that you can have part of your paycheck deposited into your HSA without it being taxed. That means more money for medical expenses, a reliable and secure means of covering medical treatments, and the confidence that comes with such stability. Many people who use HSAs do so in order to save up for future medical procedures. It is not uncommon for a family to put money into an HSA...
  • Freep this!

    07/06/2010 10:06:25 PM PDT · by HushTX · 13 replies
    Who's to Blame in Legal Fight Over Arizona Immigration Law?
  • The 1948 Argument

    06/04/2010 6:30:32 PM PDT · by HushTX · 13 replies · 422+ views | 6/4/2010 | Devon Weir
    The recent incident between the Israeli Defense Force and a Turkish flotilla has brought attention back to the ongoing struggle between Israel and the vast compact of Israel’s enemies. There will no doubt be an opportunity, quite possibly in a subsequent post on this site, to examine the incident itself. Before such a discourse is opened, however, it is worth looking at a particular argument that is commonly made by opponents of Israel. On May 14, 1948 the League of Nations established the nation of Israel in response to the persecution and attempted eradication of the Jews. It was created...
  • Chief of Gangs has ties to police.

    05/19/2010 5:47:10 PM PDT · by HushTX · 1 replies · 229+ views
    The Daily Vex ^ | 5/19/2010 | Devon Weir
    According to Arlington (Texas) Police Chief Theron Bowman, "Today's truant can very well be tomorrow's gang member.” Chief Bowman is intimately aware of the facts when it comes to gangs. He recently released three gang members who were arrested for outstanding warrants after receiving a phone call from an irate mother. It turns out he didn’t know they had warrants out for their arrest. He later visited the family of gang members, apparently to comfort them, after one of their gang members was shot and killed. It seems he has close ties to these criminals, and not in way conducive...
  • "Collateral Murder"

    04/06/2010 6:54:15 AM PDT · by HushTX · 48 replies · 1,337+ views
    A friend of mine recently posted this to his Facebook (I know, I'm drawing from the bastion of unreliable sources here), and I want very badly to respond, but what I want to say I can't back up with personal experience or knowledge of any reliable sort. That's why I'm asking about these things here. Before reading my questions and answering them, please watch the video so you understand why I want to ask these questions. Ok, now that you've watched it: First, it seems to me that any war correspondent worth his salt would know the dangers of going...
  • Silent No More (Crawford Rally Report)

    08/29/2005 2:31:15 AM PDT · by HushTX · 24 replies · 1,790+ views
    Cow of Truth Blog ^ | August 29 2005 | Devon Weir
     Deep in the heart of Texas, or so the saying goes, lies a small town called Crawford.  Nestled neatly between over here and over there, Crawford probably wouldn’t be a household name if not for three very well known people. President George W. Bush and his wife Mrs. Laura Bush purchased the famous Crawford Ranch in 1999.  Six years and two elections later, Crawford was visited by someone else who would draw the attention of the nation. Cindy Sheehan had come to Crawford.            It was early August, 2005, when Cindy Sheehan first arrived to make a stand outside President...
  • A Question of Sovereign Equality - pt 1.

    10/21/2004 6:30:26 AM PDT · by HushTX · 141+ views
    The first principle of the second article of the U.N. Charter states: the Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its members. Can anyone think of cases where the U.N. is in violation of this principle? i'm considering the U.N. resolution, authored by France and U.S.A, for Syrian troops to withdraw from Lebanon despite Lebanese insistance that the troops are there under bilateral agreements. Yes, I know that Syria is pressuring the Lebanese parliament, and that President Lahoud is radically pro-Syria. Even so, wouldn't the fact that Lebanese government finally stated that it wanted the...
  • Personal request for some assistance on a project (U.N. oriented)

    10/20/2004 11:39:48 PM PDT · by HushTX · 5 replies · 182+ views
    By now I hope everyone here, including the occasional liberal, know that while I sometimes smart off and talk like a jackass, I generally try to support the purpose of the boards and offer decent content. I also try to maintain a cordial debate, when people aren't being total idiots. That said, I'd like to ask for a little assistance, without all the jackass idiocies that some instigators may try to spout, if they happen by. So, in all seriousness, please offer any support that you can on this. Do NOT go out of your way, but if you have...
  • I'm a little angry now...

    09/18/2004 8:19:46 AM PDT · by HushTX · 8 replies · 343+ views I don't even have words for this. I've been on LJ for a long time now. I've been on FR for a couple years, though not always active. I search the web and surf and mess around online a lot. I must be very fortunate, because I have never come across something like this before. I always knew they were out there, but to me they were just a concept I didn't have to deal with. All my idiocy came from people I now offline, and could counter in conversation. THIS guy has had a lot of time to...
  • Looking for input...

    09/15/2004 6:18:39 PM PDT · by HushTX · 4 replies · 116+ views
    I'm going to be covering a seminar at my college, and after reading the bulletin, I'm a bit put off. The presenter is Dr. Robert McElvaine. The bulletin has various phrases such as: "How does the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 compare with the films Birth of a Nation and JFK?" "The usual argument is that "liberal" popular culture has undermined traditional values. Consider the effects that the economic forces championed by "conservatives," which center on increasing profits through the maximization of consumption, have had on traditional values." and "Are there ways in which America can be seen as having "blown it?"...
  • Audacious Accusations of Bias

    09/02/2004 7:30:50 PM PDT · by HushTX · 13 replies · 446+ views
    Devon W
    I’ve noticed a number of liberals complaining about the media partisanship and their tendency to gloss over or ignore matters of importance. The people I’m talking about claim that the media has left out details that could help people form informed opinions. They claim a conservative bias. They claim that the Republicans control the television and radio stations. One of my coworkers, a very intelligent individual with a bright and promising future despite his moderately ignorant ramblings, enjoys making scathing comments against conservative talent such as Bill O’Reilly, Anne Coulter and Greg Knapp. He accuses them of dominating the airwaves...
  • Double Standard Confusion...

    08/01/2004 1:26:56 PM PDT · by HushTX · 18 replies · 951+ views
    I'm sorry if this has already been posted somewhere else, but I havent' seen it anywhere on the site and wanted to share it. It was passed to me by my girlfriend and it's certainly full of interesting points. Enjoy. *_* Subject: I'm Confused! I was comparing the last two regimes in America and I'm confused! Perhaps you can help me out and perhaps make some sense out of all this...? Let's see... Clinton awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Yugoslavia - good... Bush awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Iraq - bad... Clinton spends 77 billion on war in Serbia -...