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  • Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

    12/22/2013 8:41:30 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 110 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-22-2013 | Led Zeppelin
    75,656,616 Like 297,125 Dislike 4,750
  • 'Justice for Trayvon Martin' rallies taking place in 100 US cities- live updates

    07/20/2013 11:13:36 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 161 replies
    The Guardian home ^ | 7-20-13 | Adam Gabbatt
    Live updates from rallies around the Country.
  • Obama quietly institutes mandatory HIV testing

    07/19/2013 12:31:21 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    With almost no public notice, President Obama has issued an imperial decree executive order requiring universal HIV testing. Yasmeen Abutaleb of Reuters published a blandly-title dispatch, "Obama orders stepped up effort against U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic" that takes seven paragraphs before getting to what should be the lead:
  • Attorney General Eric Holder condemns ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

    07/16/2013 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 83 replies
    WP ^ | Tuesday, July 16 2013 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    ORLANDO — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. strongly condemned so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws here Tuesday in a speech to the NAACP that addressed the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. The laws “sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” Holder said, by “allowing – and perhaps encouraging – violent situations to escalate in public.”
  • In Israel, Streisand Slams Treatment of Women

    06/17/2013 10:55:41 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 56 replies
    AP via Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | Unknown
    Entertainment star Barbra Streisand is attacking Jewish religious practices in Israel that treat women differently from men. Short excerpt due to AP Copyright
  • Menendez Accuses Cruz of 'Obamaphobia' for Opposing Amnesty

    06/11/2013 2:48:00 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 29 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11 Jun 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) accused Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday of being afflicted with “Obamaphobia” for opposing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, the left-leaning Talking Points
  • 'I'm going to pitch a show for Bravo. We can call it Project Pantsuit'

    06/04/2013 3:53:01 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 12 replies
    Mail online ^ | 3 June 2013 | Tamara Abraham
    Hillary Clinton had America's fashion elite in stitches last night, during her hilarious speech at the CFDA Fashion Awards. The former Secretary of State, who got a standing ovation as she took to the podium at New York's Lincoln Center, took aim at her penchant for pantsuits. She told the assembled crowd: 'I'm going to be pitching Andy [Cohen] on a new show for Bravo... we can call it Project Pantsuit.'
  • Jean Stapleton, Who Played Archie’s Better Angel, Dies at 90

    06/01/2013 3:26:50 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 81 replies
    NYT ^ | June 1, 2013 | BRUCE WEBER
    Jean Stapleton, an actress whose portrayal of a slow-witted, big-hearted and submissive — up to a point — housewife on the groundbreaking series “All in the Family” made her, along with Mary Tyler Moore and Bea Arthur, one of the foremost women in television comedy in the 1970s, died Friday at her home in New York City. She was 90.
  • LOL...anyone want to caption this?

    05/28/2013 1:39:22 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 56 replies
    Via Drudge ^ | 5-28-13 | None
    I got yer "back" Chris....
  • Researchers urge brain autopsy of bombing suspect

    04/21/2013 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 55 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 20, 2013 | Bob Hohler
    Two pioneering researchers of brain disease among athletes in violent sports recommended Saturday that investigators conduct special autopsy tests on amateur boxer Tamerlan Tsarnaev to determine whether the Boston Marathon bombing suspect could have been affected by boxing-related brain damage.
  • Mark Kelly's 'AR-15 Stunt' Provokes Giffords Photo Leak

    03/14/2013 2:58:08 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Mark Kelly's campaign against "assault weapons" such as the AR-15 rifle has sparked a local backlash. On March 13, a Tucson, Arizona radio host published a photograph of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords holding an AR-15 rifle at a gun range. Giffords has since confirmed that the photograph is authentic.
  • LA Times Questions LAPD over Burning House

    02/17/2013 7:14:28 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 49 replies
    LA Times via Breitbart ^ | 17 Feb 2013 | William Bigelow
    The Los Angeles Times, ever eager to implicate the LAPD in anything it can get its hands on, is now questioning whether the use of a strong tear gas that can cause a fire was the right tactic for the LAPD when they cornered alleged murderer and cop-killer Christian Dorner.
  • Sheriff: Cabin not purposely burned in firefight

    02/13/2013 5:12:34 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 256 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 13, 7:47 PM EST | GREG RISLING and TAMI ABDOLLAH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner. Clad in camouflage from head to toe and wearing a bulletproof vest packed with ammunition, the most wanted man in America over the last week was just a few feet away, having emerged from a grove of trees holding a large, assault-style rifle.
  • Jerry Brown has early-stage prostate cancer

    12/12/2012 3:09:35 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 46 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | December 12, 2012 | Unknown
    Gov. Jerry Brown is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, his office announced this afternoon. The governor's office described the condition as a "localized prostate cancer" and said Brown is continuing to work a full schedule while being treated with a short course of radiation. It released a statement from Eric Small, Brown's oncologist at University of California San Francisco. "Fortunately, this is early stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy," Small said in the statement. "The prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects." Brown's office...
  • Report: Egypt Constitutional Court Seeks Morsi Impeachment

    11/23/2012 3:54:56 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to reports from Egypt, the Constitutional Court is seeking to impeach new Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi after Morsi seized quasi-dictatorial power, sparking protests around the country. Morsi waited for the Obama administration’s praise over the Israel-Hamas ceasefire to make the move. Local media reports a courts spokesperson stating, “the judges are prepared to exercise the right to shift the head of state after he flouted the laws and the constitution.” The problem is that there is no operating constitution in Egypt; the constitution was suspended in March 2011, after the revolution, and no new constitution has been approved....
  • Atheist Group Backs Parents Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’

    11/20/2012 5:30:43 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 105 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | November 20, 2012 | Unknown
    Full title: Atheist Group Backs Parents Who Are Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ At ChurchLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CBS Atlanta) — Charlie Brown has been caught in the crossfire of the “war on Christmas” mantra. KARK-TV reports that some parents were upset that Terry Elementary School in Little Rock wanted to take children to go see a play of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church.
  • Glenn Beck on Libya U.S. Consulate Attack: ‘You’re Being Set Up, America’

    09/18/2012 8:31:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9-17-12 | Glenn Beck
    On tonight’s episode of “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV, Beck stated that he believes, based on his research and analysis, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was murdered not as a result of a spontaneous riot over an anti-Muslim YouTube clip but rather as part of a coordinated and planned attack using the protests as a cover. “You’re being set up, America. Your freedom of speech is being set up and it’s being set up all over the world,” Beck said. “If you say somebody on YouTube can’t make a video that is offensive to somebody else, you stop everything, free...
  • Uzbek man gets more than 15 years for Obama threat

    07/13/2012 1:04:55 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 16 replies
    Century Link/AP ^ | Friday, July 13, 2012 | JAY REEVES
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Uzbek man who once worked at a shopping mall in Alabama was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison for plotting to kill President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon imposed the sentence Friday on Ulugbek Kodirov, 22. He had faced up to 30 years in prison.
  • Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch found dead

    06/07/2012 4:01:55 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 12 replies
    NBS ^ | Jun 07, 2012 | Menoknow
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville police say Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who also had a solo career, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 65. Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch was found dead by his wife with a chest wound at their Nashville home around 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
  • Senate Dems back increase in air travel fee to close funding shortfall at TSA

    05/22/2012 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/12 | Erik Wasson
    The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday moved forward with legislation to increase airline passenger security fees, beating back a GOP attempt to keep them at current levels. The 2013 Homeland Security appropriations bill would increase one-way fees for passengers from $2.50 to $5 in order to close a budget shortfall at the Transportation Security Administration.
  • ‘**** the Police’: First Wave of Anti-NATO Protests Hit Chicago

    05/17/2012 2:45:14 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 17, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Chicago isn’t exactly a hotbed of homespun America and apple pie motivated sentiment. But apparently even the residents of Chicago have limits regarding what they’ll tolerate in their neighborhood. And one of those limits is, apparently, anarchist and communist protesters.
  • Cops: NY man shoots friend in leg at his request

    05/15/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 33 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 8:33 AM EDT | Unknown
    STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a northern New York man had his friend shoot him in the leg with a rifle because he wanted to know what it feels like to be shot.
  • Shock Video: Swedish Politician Eating From Screaming..trunc (Graphic Depcition Warning)

    04/17/2012 1:35:04 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-17-12 | Unknown
    "A macabre scene with racist undertones took place on Saturday when Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth attended a tax funded party for the powerful Stockholm cultural elite. The self proclamed "anti-racist" Liljeroth, who is currently in the process of removing press subsidy for the only nationalist newspaper in Sweden, declared the party officially started by slicing a piece of a cake depicting a stereotypical African woman."
  • TIME's Emotional Interview with Trayvon Martin's Parents About President Obama, (Hurl alert)

    03/26/2012 5:52:40 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 18 replies · 38+ views
    Time ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Full title: TIME's Emotional Interview with Trayvon Martin's Parents About President Obama, Justice and 'Hoodies in Heaven' Time interview with Trayvon's parents.
  • Florida police chief at center of neighborhood watch shooting temporarily steps down

    03/22/2012 1:29:58 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, March 22, 12:52 PM | Unknown
    SANFORD, Fla. — The police chief at the center of a fatal neighborhood watch shooting says he is stepping down temporarily because he has become a distraction. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee made the announcement at a news conference Thursday. Lee has been criticized after police did not arrest George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed black teen to death on Feb. 26.
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. IRS forms 'SWAT team' for tax dodger crackdown

    03/20/2012 6:34:07 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:57pm EDT | Patrick Temple-West
    WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is staffing up with high-powered talent to crack down on companies shifting profits from country to country to lower their tax bills, a strategy the agency has targeted before with only limited success. The IRS showed its elevated concern on the issue, known as "transfer pricing," last May by hiring Samuel Maruca to fill the newly created post of transfer pricing director.
  • Gloria Allred seeks Rush Limbaugh prosecution

    03/09/2012 5:23:53 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 77 replies
    Polititrash ^ | 3/9/12 6:30 PM EST | MJ LEE
    Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73829.html#ixzz1oflKsUnV
  • Exclusive: State Department quietly warning region on Syrian WMDs

    02/24/2012 1:10:15 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 46 replies · 2+ views
    FP ^ | February 24, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department has begun coordinating with Syria's neighbors to prepare for the handling of President Bashar al-Assad's extensive WMD assets if and when his regime collapses, The Cable has learned. This week, the State Department sent a diplomatic demarche to Syria's neighbors Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, warning them about the possibility of Syria's WMDs crossing their borders and offering U.S. government help in dealing with the problem, three Obama administration officials confirmed to The Cable. For concerned parties both inside and outside the U.S. government, the demarche signifies that the United States is increasingly developing plans to...
  • Sex change British man gives birth to son

    02/13/2012 11:45:47 AM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 62 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Feb 2012 | Richard Alleyne
    The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was able to carry a child after taking female hormones to reverse the effects of his female-to-male sex change treatment. The Daily Telegraph understands that the man, whose identity has not been diclosed, is from the West Midlands and is in a long-term relationship. It is not clear whether his partner is male or female.
  • Pelosi On A Gingrich Presidency: "That Will Never Happen"

    01/24/2012 4:40:52 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics | January 24, 2012 | RCP
    John King, CNN: "You make your case there passionately for President Obama. But also understand that this is a tough reelection climate for any president, Democrat or Republican in this economy. Because of your history with Speaker Gingrich, what goes through your mind when you think of the possibility, which is more real today than it was a week or a month ago, that he would be the Republican nominee and that you could come back here next January or next February with a President Gingrich?"
  • White House sides with TSA in Rand Paul standoff

    01/23/2012 11:20:29 AM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/12 | Keith Laing
    The White House is standing by the Transportation Security Administration in its standoff with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) The elder Paul called the TSA a "police state" Monday after Sen. Paul was reportedly detained by TSA after he refused to take a pat-down from TSA officials at the Nashville International Airport. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that he didn't have any reaction to Paul's comment about "police state."
  • DRUDGE CAUCUSES OPEN NOW

    01/03/2012 11:06:46 AM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 110 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 1-03-12 | Drudge
    YOUR VOTE FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE - Drudge Poll
  • AMAZING GRACE Sung by 4 Men Beautifully!

    12/20/2011 4:06:18 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 63 replies
    Video Clips ^ | Don't know | Unknown
    Simply a breath taking rendition of Amazing Gace
  • Has the War with Iran Already Begun?

    12/05/2011 6:37:50 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 33 replies
    National Journel ^ | December 4, 2011 | Michael Hirsh
    The evidence of an extensive Western covert program against Tehran, and Iranian retaliation, is now too obvious to ignore Two incidents that occurred on Sunday—Iran’s claim of a shoot-down of a U.S. drone, and an explosion outside the British embassy in Bahrain—may have been unrelated. But they appear to add to growing evidence that an escalating covert war by the West is under way against Iran, and that Tehran is retaliating with greater intensity than ever.Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade on September 22, 2011 in front of the mausoleum of the Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in...
  • OBAMA OFF TO HAWAII FOR 17-DAY VACAY... (Drudge Headline)

    12/02/2011 4:13:21 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 149 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Fri Dec 2, 2011 17:52:09 ET | Drudge
    THE WHITE HOUSE TRAVEL OFFICE Trip of the President to Honolulu, Hawaii December 17th, 2011 to January 2nd, 2012 Trip Overview On Saturday, December 17th, 2011, the President will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii. He will return to Washington, DC on Monday, January 2nd, 2012. ... ...no public events are scheduled during the trip. ...
  • OWS protesters cause mayhem across the city, 177 arrested

    11/17/2011 5:38:23 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 8:01 PM, November 17, 2011 | IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON, HANNAH RAPPLEYE, ANDY CAMPBELL and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Thousands of anti-Wall Street protesters clashed with cops today across lower Manhattan, starting with a march on the New York Stock Exchange this morning and ending with a crossing of the Brooklyn Bridge that snarled traffic. Cops responded in force, at one point this afternoon sweeping into Zuccotti Park and arresting anyone inside. In total, more than 200 people were busted by cops; five of whom were charged with assault. The culmination of the day of protests to mark the movement's two-month anniversary began with hundreds of protesters massing on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Changes in Occupy Los Angeles crowd prompt concern

    11/05/2011 12:33:20 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 23 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | 11/05/2011 | Dakota Smith
    On Wednesday morning, a 40-something man stumbled toward the medical tent at Occupy L.A. in downtown. Dressed in khaki shorts and a windbreaker, the man rambled on, explaining he'd come from Santa Monica and hurt his knee. But medical examiners were more worried about the man's state of mind and the ring of white froth around his mouth, a possible sign of dehydration. "Your speech is slurred," said Rudy Rodriguez, 40, a medical volunteer. "Is that your natural speech? Or have you been drinking?"
  • Occupy Toronto "This Man Was in my Tent Sniffing my Girlfriend’s Feet”

    10/20/2011 3:24:08 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 87 replies · 1+ views
    MRC TV ^ | Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Stephen Gutowski
    A man is arrested at Occupy Toronto after allegedly smelling a woman's feet and trying to get other protesters to drink urine. The Protester who uploaded this video also left this comment on it claiming his girlfriend was groped by this man as well: "He was also groping her but I failed to mention due to being a bit emotionally tied up. Evidently the cop and I cleared it up wish I could have reacted perfectly. If I didn`t get this evidence I feel those who were still in the tent would have discovered it."
  • Herman Cain steps up attacks on Occupy Wall Street protests

    10/09/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 202 replies · 2+ views
    L.A.Slimes ^ | October 9, 2011 | James Oliphant
    Republican presidential contender Herman Cain amplified his criticism Sunday of the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, calling the protesters “jealous’ Americans who "play the victim card” and want to “take somebody else’s” Cadillac.
  • Global Meltdown: Investors Are Dumping Nearly Everything

    09/22/2011 10:28:58 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | Patti Domm
    With no solution in sight for Europe and new fears of a global recession, investors dumped stocks and commodities and ran to the safety of U.S. Treasurys.
  • Officer in transgender shooting had prior alcohol run-ins

    08/30/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/29/11 | Scott McCabe
    The D.C. police officer accused of drunkenly shooting at transgendered people has been punished at least twice before for alcohol-related incidents, records and sources said.
  • Tea Party Group Releases Ad Promoting Palin Iowa Speech

    08/22/2011 4:46:12 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 22, 2011 | Tea Party
    Tea Party of America hit the airwaves Monday with a radio ad promoting Sarah Palin's speech in Iowa on Sept. 3.
  • Angry Mob Tries To Kick Down Door at Boehner's Office

    08/12/2011 11:38:29 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 79 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-10-11 | Unknown
    About 100 protesters (feral mob) demand jobs from Boehner, one woman kicks the door apparently upset that it is locked.
  • Congress Mulls Cuts to Food Stamps Program Amid Record Number of Recipients

    05/31/2011 12:54:32 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 35 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | May 31, 2011 | Unknown
    ABC News' Huma Khan reports: Congress is under pressure to cut the rapidly rising costs of the federal government’s food stamps program at a time when a record number of Americans are relying on it. The House Appropriations Committee today will review the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bill for the Department of Agriculture that includes $71 billion for the agency’s “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.” That’s $2 billion less than what President Obama requested but a 9 percent increase from 2011, which, critics say, is too large given the sizeable budget deficit.
  • Attorney: Tucson man killed by SWAT linked to home invasion case

    05/22/2011 12:07:56 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 72 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 19, 2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The man shot and killed by Pima County SWAT officers was linked to a home-invasion crew, the attorney representing the officers said Thursday. Michael Storie said authorities found rifles, hand guns, body armor and a portion of a law enforcement uniform inside the house where Jose Guerena was shot by officers serving a search warrant May 5.
  • Just a thought......

    05/01/2011 3:31:09 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 39 replies
    me | 05/01/11 | LVR
    Am sitting here watching Rocky IV and rooting for Apollo Creed....the black American vs a white Russian. I'm going to return to the movie now, I guess that makes me a racist.
  • Libya crisis: UN to quit Tripoli amid mob attacks

    05/01/2011 12:21:26 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 21 replies
    BBC News Africa ^ | 1 May 2011
    The UN is withdrawing all its international staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli following a mob attack on its offices. UN buildings and some foreign missions were targeted by angry crowds following a Nato air strike that reportedly killed a son of Col Gaddafi. A UN official told the BBC its staff would withdraw from Libya and the decision would be reviewed next week.
  • Superjumbo clips and spins jet at JFK airport

    04/12/2011 11:09:35 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 42 replies
    Video shows smaller aircraft spinning 90 degrees as A380 strikes its tail
  • Children of the revolution:Yemeni children taking a stand as country teeters on brink

    03/27/2011 3:10:30 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 4 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 27th March 2011 | Unknown
    As their country teeters on the brink, many of Yemen's children draped in their country's flag today joined a protest against incumbent president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The middle eastern country is locked in a stalemate between the ruler for 32 years and hundreds of thousands of citizens who want him to leave power. Protesters have camped in cities and towns for weeks now, inspired by the wave of people power sweeping the Middle East, amid a series of violent clashes
  • Secret shame of Egypt's army: Women protesters were forced to have 'virginity checks'

    03/24/2011 6:27:52 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 31 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 24th March 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Women arrested by the Egyptian police during protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square were subjected to forced 'virginity tests', according to Amnesty International. Eighteen demonstrators were detained after army officers cleared the square on March 9 at the end of weeks of protest. Amnesty today said that the women had been beaten, given electric shocks and then subjected to strip searches while being photographed by male soldiers. They were then given 'virginity checks' and threatened with prostitution charges if medics ruled they had had sex, according to the charity.