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  • The Military’s Rough Justice on Sexual Assault

    12/18/2014 5:17:28 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/26/2014 | Robert Draper
    Col. Don Christensen, the chief prosecutor of the United States Air Force, sat in economy class on a flight to Venice and studied the folder of the sexual-assault case that would ultimately end his career. It was August 2012, and he was en route to Aviano Air Base to try a court-martial. Looking over the case, he could see why the judge advocate general, or JAG, at the base had requested him. Christensen had prosecuted more sexual-assault courts-martial than any other lawyer in the Air Force, and this case called for someone with experience. There would most likely be generals...
  • There Is Only ONE Peaceful Path Left To Avoid Destruction

    10/25/2013 7:25:28 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 26 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10/25/2013 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, if you have read me recently you know that I've said that you are the problem and that the reason this is true is that you won't go on strike, you won't picket DC and refuse to leave until the government stops stealing from you and debasing the currency, you won't reduce your spending and income to only that which provides necessities, and most of you go on to justify your behavior with "my kids (and/or family) deserve what I can provide."You're fools and I'm going to prove it.  Further, I'm going to prove -- by arithmetic -- that if...
  • Anti-LGBTQ group admits it lied about transgender student “harassing” classmates

    10/24/2013 7:48:11 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/21/2013 | Katie Mcdonough
    Last week, anti-LGBTQ group the Pacific Justice Institute started a conservative media firestorm with its claim that a transgender teenager in Colorado was “harassing” her classmates in the girls’ bathroom. The allegations, after being picked up by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, were quickly debunked by a transgender advocacy group that reached out to the school’s superintendent, who explained that no harassment had occurred. In reality, the complaint stemmed from one area mother who objected to the school’s policy allowing transgender students to use facilities that correspond to their gender identity. After having its lie exposed, PJI issued...
  • Most Americans back NSA tracking phone records, prioritize probes over privacy

    06/10/2013 3:35:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/10/2013 | Jon Cohen
    A large majority of Americans say the federal government should focus on investigating possible terrorist threats even if personal privacy is compromised, and most support the blanket tracking of telephone records in an effort to uncover terrorist activity, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll. Fully 45 percent of all Americans say the government should be able to go further than it is, saying that it should be able to monitor everyone’s online activity if doing so would prevent terrorist attacks. A slender majority, 52 percent, say no such broad-based monitoring should occur. The new survey comes amid...
  • The 4 Types of People on Welfare Nobody Talks About

    06/08/2013 10:50:38 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 48 replies
    Cracked ^ | 06/06/2013 | John Cheese
    What do you imagine when you hear the word "welfare"? Most of us think of a minority living in a filthy house with five kids running around while an alcoholic dad sleeps it off face down on the couch ... if there's even a dad at all. I talked in another article about the things politicians will never understand about poor people, but it's not just Washington elites who treat the poor like an alien species. Hell, I find myself thinking in "welfare queen" stereotypes, and I grew up among them. The problem is that everyone -- from the news...
  • Obama And Francine Wheeler's New Low

    04/13/2013 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 15 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 04/13/2013 | Karl Denninger
    I rarely go after private citizens in my column. Today I'm going to make an exception and the reason is that this person inserted themselves, on their own volition, into an attempt to violate every man, woman and child's fundamental right to life. By doing so they have turned themselves into public figures and as such lose any such pretense of "privacy" in their opinion nor do they have a legitimate shield from the equally-public response by those who they offend. I speak of Francine Wheeler, specifically, who Obama trotted out this morning like a puppet to try to press...
  • The East/West College Bowl Line-Up, presented by CSEN

    11/30/2012 1:29:34 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/20/2012 | Key & Peele
    Meet the flamboyant players of the East/West Collegiate Bowl.
  • Hurricane Sandy: Could it push back the election?

    10/30/2012 2:19:59 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/2012 | Alex Guillen
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt next week’s elections, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Monday afternoon. “We are anticipating that, based on the storm, there could be impacts that would linger into next week and have impacts on the federal election,” Fugate said on a conference call with reporters. But any potential tinkering with Election Day would bring a bevy of legal issues. “Our chief counsel’s been working on making sure that we have the proper guidance,” he added. “We’re going through the regulatory policy and making sure all that’s in place and we...
  • Obama Has Overseen the Slowest Federal Spending Increase Since Eisenhower in the 1950's

    05/24/2012 1:04:23 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 31 replies ^ | 05/23/2012 | Joshua Kennon
    I have to applaud Rex Nutting over at The Wall Street Journal‘s MarketWatch site. He wrote a piece that explains the budget figures of the Federal government in the United States and, specifically, how those budget figures are influenced by various Presidential administrations. It’s the sort of thing that you take for granted everyone knows then you realize, often with horror, that almost no one knows it. That explains a lot of the terrible thinking you see in the broader population.Nutting examines Federal spending under various Presidential administrations and discusses a fact that is well known to anyone who understands...
  • Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers

    05/16/2012 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 96 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/15/2012 | Rob Stein
    Kay Allen had just started work, and everything seemed quiet at the Cornerstone Care community health clinic in Burgettstown, Pa. But things didn't stay quiet for long. "All the girls, they were yelling at me in the back, 'You gotta come out here quick. You gotta come out here quick,' " said Allen, 59, a nurse from Weirton, W.Va. Allen rushed out front and knew right away what all the yelling was about. The whole place reeked — like someone had spilled a giant bottle of nail polish remover. "I told everybody to get outside and get fresh air. So...
  • Birth Control Isn’t Really About “Women’s Health.” It’s About…

    02/25/2012 8:52:11 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 47 replies
    BigThink ^ | 02/17/2012 | Pamela Haag
    This is a polemic:  Access to birth control isn’t really about my “health.” It’s not principally about the management of ovarian cysts or the regulation of periods.Birth control isn’t about my health unless by health you mean, my capacity to get it on, to have a happy, joyous sex life that involves an actual male partner. The point of birth control is to have sex that’s recreational and non-procreative. It’s to permit women to exercise their desires without the sword of Damocles of unwanted pregnancy hanging gloomily over their heads.This proposition is radical only by default, because mainstream liberal voices...
  • Taking on [UK] gangs: Man who cleaned up New York taken on as Cameron's adviser

    08/11/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/11/11 | DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR
    America's most fearsome policeman has been appointed David Cameron's top adviser on gang warfare. Bill Bratton, who introduced zero-tolerance policing to New York and turned around crime-ridden Los Angeles, will help ministers draw up plans to tackle gang culture in Britain's cities. Yesterday the Prime Minister unveiled the first of his plans to tackle gang violence. He said injunctions which let courts ban gang members from gathering in certain places or at certain times of day, which currently apply only to adults, will be extended to children. Ministers were planning to roll out a pilot scheme covering 14 to 17-year-olds...
  • Al-Jazeera Report: Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan

    03/11/2011 5:36:20 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 27 replies
    A news report of the 8.9 earthquake that hit Japan, followed by a massive tsunami.
  • Tourism Video for Cleveland

    10/19/2010 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 35 replies
    Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt
  • The Drug War: Time To Wake Up?

    09/14/2010 2:26:24 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 28 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 09/14/2010 | Karl Denninger
    From the WSJ: The growing tendency here to question U.S. drug policy has nothing whatsoever to do with ideology or an affinity for drugs. Rather, it is an acknowledgment that while the "war on drugs" has done nothing to curb the U.S. appetite for mind-altering substances, its unintended consequence has been to empower organized crime networks. These gangs, which aggressively target children as customers and low-level employees on both sides of the border, are undermining the economy and the quality of life in the binational El Paso-Juárez metropolitan region. Right.  Just like Prohibition did nothing to curb the people's desire...
  • Our cat died today.

    08/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 78 replies
    Ratue was already very thin due to her terminal illness; a disease in the blood, most likely from a parasite. She no longer had the energy to eat food, much less properly digest it, so the body had to survive the only way it could: by devouring her own fat and muscle tissue. Organ failure began to set in around 5:50 in the afternoon on Sunday, August the 23rd, 2010. When I heard my stepmother wailing over Ratue's deteriorating condition, I bore witness to what would be the cat's final hour. She was disoriented and confused. Whenever she tried to...
  • Newspapers Retract 'Climategate' Claims, but Damage Still Done

    06/26/2010 9:28:17 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 06/25/2010 | Sharon Begley
    *snip* ...not only did British investigators clear the East Anglia scientist at the center of it all, Phil Jones, of scientific impropriety and dishonesty in April, an investigation at Penn State cleared PSU climatologist Michael Mann of “falsifying or suppressing data, intending to delete or conceal e-mails and information, and misusing privileged or confidential information” in February. In perhaps the biggest backpedaling, The Sunday Times of London, which led the media pack in charging that IPCC reports were full of egregious (and probably intentional) errors, retracted its central claim—namely, that the IPCC statement that up to 40 percent of the Amazonian rainforest could be...
  • German throws puppy at Hells Angels bikers then flees on bulldozer

    06/24/2010 6:12:43 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 06/15/2010
    The 26-year-old drove into the grounds of the motorcycle gang members' clubhouse north of Munich on Sunday, according to reports in local media. The young man, who was not identified, then dropped his pants, threw the puppy, and then fled. After making his getaway, he stole the bulldozer from a construction site, and attempted to drive it to Munich. However, it was not fast enough, and his snail-like pace caused a 3-mile traffic jam near the southern town of Allershausen, according to a report in the English-language newspaper The Local, which cited the daily tz. He then fled to his...
  • LaGrange dog owner vows to fight for law changes (Bulldog shot and killed by police)

    06/21/2010 7:51:54 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies
    Hanniabl Courier-Post ^ | 06/17/2010 | Brent Engel
    LaGrange, MO — A LaGrange man who drew national attention after video showing police killing one of his dogs surfaced on the Internet vowed Thursday to seek changes in the law. Judge Fred Westhoff fined Marcus Mays $50 for failure to register a dog with the city and $100 for failure to have a leash or muzzle on a vicious animal. Mays also must pay court costs of $29. “We can’t have dogs taking after young children or even adults,” Westhoff said. “It’s just not safe.” Mays requested the bench trial and represented himself. Afterward, he said he will ask...
  • Noted UW-Madison mathematician Rudin dies at 89

    06/07/2010 10:21:56 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies · 72+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 05/21/2010 | Deborah Ziff
    Walter Rudin, a preeminent mathematician who taught at UW-Madison for 32 years, died Thursday at the age of 89 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Rudin’s advanced work on mathematical analysis may have been of interest to only a small worldwide audience, but his three textbooks were translated into multiple languages and used by generations of college students. “Especially because of his textbooks, he was known universally among undergraduates and graduates studying mathematics,” said Alexander Nagel, a colleague in the UW-Madison math department. Rudin was born in Vienna, Austria, on May 2, 1921, to a prosperous Jewish family. His family fled...
  • Texas Yanks Thomas Jefferson From Teaching Standard (Well, this is news to me.)

    03/22/2010 9:13:53 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 57 replies · 1,804+ views
    AOL News ^ | 03/13/2010 | David Knowles
    (March 12) -- Widely regarded as one of the most important of all the founding fathers of the United States, Thomas Jefferson received a demotion of sorts Friday thanks to the Texas Board of Education. The board voted to enact new teaching standards for history and social studies that will alter which material gets included in school textbooks. It decided to drop Jefferson from a world history section devoted to great political thinkers. According to Texas Freedom Network, a group that opposes many of the changes put in place by the Board of Education, the original curriculum asked students to...
  • Women's Rights Groups: Your Double Standard is Showing (Palin on the CBS Tebow ad)

    01/27/2010 12:08:55 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 31 replies · 1,582+ views
    Facebook ^ | 01/26/2010 | Sarah Palin
    Women’s Rights groups, like NOW, commendably call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals of women that lead to young women’s diminished self-esteem and acceptance of roles as mere sexed-up objects. What a ridiculous situation they’re getting themselves into now with their protest of CBS airing a pro-life ad during the upcoming Super Bowl game. The ad will feature Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mom, and they’ll speak to the sanctity of life and the beautiful potential within every innocent child as Mrs. Tebow acknowledges her choice to give Tim life, despite less than ideal...
  • Microsoft Word sale prohibited as of Jan. 11, fix promised

    12/23/2009 2:45:21 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 28 replies · 1,441+ views
    Microsoft Word is now scheduled to be prohibited from sale beginning January 11, 2010. That's less than three weeks away. The good news: Microsoft has promised a fix, one which will be rolled out before the deadline arrives. If you don't understand, you might have simply missed this story, or dismissed it as something that Microsoft would ultimately use its considerable clout to have pushed under a legal rug. But it's no joke. In August of this year, a court sided with a small Canadian company called i4i that holds a 1998 patent on the way the XML language is...
  • Authentic Christianity (Argument that Jesus was Sent by Satan)

    12/18/2009 10:19:15 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 27 replies · 1,038+ views
    Authentic Christianity ^ | 09/08/2009 | J. H. Hatfield
    A relatively new spin that I've discovered while browsing Google: this man attempts to argue that Jesus Christ was in fact sent by Satan to deceive man, thus rendering the foundation of all Christianity null and void. The focus seems to be on the original Greek translation of the texts, trying to tie the Gospels to Genesis, the significance of John the Baptist, attempts at equating Jesus with Cain, and the consequences thereof (oddly enough, Chapter 15 of this work argues that John tried to show in his Gospel that Jesus was the seed of the serpent...perhaps I missed out...
  • Science Editor Beclowns Himself While Criticizing Governor Palin

    12/12/2009 2:12:20 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 56 replies · 2,122+ views
    C4P ^ | 12/11/2009 | Doug Brady
    The following is a guest submission from C4P reader and commenter "Alexonian": Alan I. Leshner, the chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive publisher of the journal Science, does a disservice to science by advancing a politicized agenda in favor of climate science in a recent editorial in the Washington Post. Instead of shepherding the scientific process in a neutral fashion, which should be a key requirement for the publisher of Science, especially in an environment where the very peer review process in climate science has been tarnished by the revelations of the...
  • Caption This Photo: Sarah Palin and Barney Frank at the Gridiron Dinner

    12/09/2009 8:44:50 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 72 replies · 3,575+ views
    Rep. Barney Frank and Sarah Palin at the winter Gridiron Club dinner. (photo by Lynn Sweet)
  • CLIMATE: Scientists return fire at skeptics in 'destroyed data' dispute

    12/02/2009 11:54:04 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 45 replies · 2,631+ views
    E&E Publishing ^ | 10/14/09 | Robin Bravender
    Climate scientists are refuting claims that raw data used in critical climate change reports has been destroyed, rendering the reports and policies based on those reports unreliable. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market advocacy group, is arguing that U.S. EPA's climate policies rely on raw data that have been destroyed and are therefore unreliable. The nonprofit group -- a staunch critic of U.S. EPA's efforts to regulate greenhouse gases -- petitioned the agency last week to reopen the public comment period on its proposed "endangerment finding" because the data set had been lost (E&ENews PM, Oct. 9). But climate scientists...
  • Sarah Palin to be interviewed on The Rush Limbaugh Show: 11/17/2009

    11/13/2009 10:53:05 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 107 replies · 4,238+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show
    According to Rush, the interview will be on the air at the top of the second hour of next Tuesday's program (1:00 PM ET).
  • GDP is...Better than Expected? (Great piece on supposed 'end of recession'.)

    10/29/2009 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 10 replies · 910+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10/29/2009 | Karl Denninger
    Oh what a tangled web we weave.... Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2009, (that is, from the second quarter to the third quarter), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP decreased 0.7 percent. Looks good, right?Hmmmm.... or is it? Motor vehicle output added 1.66 percentage points to the third-quarter change in real GDP after adding 0.19 percentage point to...
  • My Day at Planned Parenthood

    10/17/2009 10:08:20 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies · 1,253+ views
    Free Republic | 10/16/2009 | Ultra Sonic 007
    (This is from an e-mail writeup I sent to family. Slight alterations for the forum. Names are changed for privacy reasons.) Yesterday, I arrived at the Planned Parenthood of Alabama at around 11:00 AM. It's situated in such a manner that it sits on a little thoroughfare between two roads; it's a building with a large brick partition that varies in height (at its tallest, its at chest level) separating it from the parking lot, so you can't really get that close without violating solicitation laws. It made trying to talk to those going in and out of the building...
  • How a super-size vegetable grower was banned from showing his prize-winning produce

    09/07/2009 8:58:24 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 18 replies · 1,969+ views ^ | 08/26/2009
    ... After 30 years of being South Yorkshire's undisputed King of the Veg , the pensioner, from Barnsley , was told he is no longer welcome at local shows. Now Mr Micklethwaite has vowed to take his fight to the courts after being blacklisted by the South Yorkshire District of the National Vegetable Society. ... 'But I know the reason it's because I'm too successful. I win too much so it's all sour grapes, they're just looking for a way to keep me out. 'They don't want me there because I might be a bit too good. 'If they had...
  • Online Liberals Passing Around List to Justify Obamacare (Know Thy Enemy)

    08/16/2009 11:38:22 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 47 replies · 2,259+ views
    The Internet | 08/17/2009
    (I received this in my inbox.) To provide you with a clear understanding ... PLEASE PASS IT ON. TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PLANS BEING PROPOSED: Healthcare: Questions and Answers (regarding: H.R. 3200, Americas Affordable Health Choices Act): 1-QUESTION: Will health reform force all Americans out of their private insurance plans and into a government-run plan? Answer: No. You will always have a choice. If you like your insurance, you can keep it. H.R. 3200 builds on the employer-based coverage we have today. If your employer offers health insurance, you will continue to get your coverage...
  • RNC Routes Angry Phone Calls to DNC

    08/05/2009 3:24:08 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 91 replies · 6,719+ views
    Republicans played a trick on Democrats today by redirecting angry telephone calls coming into their switchboard to the Democratic National Committee, CNN reports. "The DNC released a Web video early in the morning accusing the GOP of inciting mob activity at town hall meetings. At the end of the video, the DNC instructs people to call the Republican National Committee to express outrage. Callers who dial the RNC's main number to voice their concern about the DNC's charges are told to press 1, which sends them to the DNC's main switchboard." Update: The Washington Independent reports RNC Chairman Michael Steele...
  • White House names Auto Workers Czar (Live on Cavuto)

    06/23/2009 1:01:42 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 118 replies · 5,935+ views
    Cavuto (FOX NEWS)
    Breaking on Fox.
  • Iranians cry "Death to the Islamic Republic"

    06/23/2009 12:56:04 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 166 replies · 7,616+ views
    Just saw it on Fox News in a discussion about the role of camera pens in the Iran protests.
  • Calif. man accused of biting out son's eye

    05/21/2009 12:39:37 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 9 replies · 520+ views
    AP ^ | May 19, 2009
    <p>BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A 4-year-old California boy may be permanently blinded after police say his father bit out one of his eyes and mutilated the other.</p> <p>Bakersfield police say 34-year-old Angel Vidal Mendoza appeared to be under the influence of PCP when he attacked the boy April 28.</p>
  • Warning Letter (To General Mills from the FDA regarding Cheerios)

    05/13/2009 6:56:25 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 144 replies · 6,004+ views
    FDA ^ | 05/05/2009 | W. Charles Becoat
    May 5,2009 WARNING LETTER CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED Refer to MIN 09 -18 Ken Powell Chairman of the Board and CEO General Mills One General Mills Boulevard Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426 Dear Mr. Powell: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the label and labeling of your Cheerios® Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal. FDA's review found serious violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and the applicable regulations in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR). You can find copies of the Act and these regulations through links in FDA's home page at
  • FREE REPUBLIC @ ALABAMA: General Thread

    02/24/2009 8:14:59 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 78 replies · 3,946+ views
    Okay everyone, welcome to the general Alabama thread on Free Republic! Use this thread to post interesting news, tidbits, plans, meeting times, or just to converse with your fellow people of Alabama. This thread will be used to properly coordinate FR activism and various other activities...and, if things go well, serve as the proper thread for Alabama FR chapters to plan and organize. Hope you all make good use of it!
  • 8 Humiliating Japanese Ads Starring Oscar Nominees

    02/20/2009 10:29:38 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 23 replies · 1,226+ views ^ | 02/20/2009 | Cole Gamble
    Oscar-nominated actors are the most dignified members of our species. They play the serious roles that inspire us and hold a special place of reverence in our culture. But not in Japan. In a country where demoralization is the national pastime, our revered actors, Academy Award nominees and winners both, sell their own dignity for a paycheck because they assume we Americans will never see it. But thanks to the Internet, we can celebrate their shame any time we want.
  • Breaking the War Mentality (Barack Obama, circa 1983 at Columbia)

    01/29/2009 7:30:27 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 141 replies · 7,720+ views
    Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war. Military violence has been a vicarious experience, channeled into our minds through television, film, and print. The more sensitive among us struggle to extrapolate experiences of war from our everyday experience, discussing the latest mortality statistics from Guatemala, sensitizing ourselves to our parents' wartime memories, or incorporating into our framework of reality as depicted by a Maller[?] or a Coppola. But the taste of war -- the sounds and chill, the dead bodies -- are remote and far removed. We know that wars have occurred, will occur, are...
  • Learn from Those Who Came Before Us: Words on Government and the Constitution

    11/02/2008 12:24:27 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies · 373+ views
    I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power ... Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. ~Lord Acton Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and...

    11/02/2008 12:07:13 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 55 replies · 1,843+ views
    You know the drill! Set those clocks back!
  • Learn from Those Who Came Before Us: Words on Welfare and Socialism

    11/01/2008 5:25:13 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 18 replies · 894+ views
    You can't help the poor, by destroying the rich. You can't bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift. You can't lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down. You can't further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred. You can't build character and courage, by taking away men's initiative and independence. You can't help men by doing for them what they could and should, do for themselves. ~William J. H. Boetcker One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who...
  • Barack Obama is a U.S. Citizen. (Vanity)

    10/26/2008 1:07:07 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 37 replies · 1,609+ views
    But is he a natural-born citizen? Consider the following: If you are born abroad to one United States citizen and one foreign citizen, you may be considered a U.S. citizen if you meet the following requirements: * One of your parents was a U.S. citizen when you were born. * The parent who is a U.S. citizen has lived at least five years in the U.S. before you were born. * The parent who is a U.S. citizen must have lived in the U.S. for at least two years of these five years after his/her fourteenth birthday. I'd wager that...
  • Bush signs controversial anti-piracy law

    10/13/2008 9:48:43 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies · 1,475+ views
    Reuters India ^ | 10/14/2008
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law on Monday a controversial bill that would stiffen penalties for movie and music piracy at the federal level. The law creates an intellectual property czar who will report directly to the president on how to better protect copyrights both domestically and internationally. The Justice Department had argued that the creation of this position would undermine its authority. The law also toughens criminal laws against piracy and counterfeiting. The Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America backed the bill, as did the U.S. Chamber of Commerce....
  • As yards pile up, so do the jokes for the New York Giants' offensive line (NFL)

    10/12/2008 9:48:28 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 5 replies · 537+ views ^ | 10/12/2008 | Mike Garafolo
    Shaun O'Hara ducked behind the wall outside the Giants' locker room, trying to make his 303 pounds small enough to hide in a little cubby hole long enough to scare his fellow offensive linemen. "Rrrraaaaahhhh!" O'Hara growled when Rich Seubert, Chris Snee and Kareem McKenzie came around the corner on their way to practice. "Rrrraaaaahhhh!" Snee and Seubert yelled back, neither of them having flinched. McKenzie, a few days removed from suffering a concussion, never broke stride and kept looking straight ahead. David Diehl, who emerged from the locker room moments after O'Hara's failed scare tactic, let out a "Rrrraaaaahhhh!"...
  • Vanity: Accusations of State Business occurring over Sarah Palin's Yahoo! Account

    09/19/2008 11:17:54 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 25 replies · 172+ views
    Ultra Sonic 007
    Now, floating about the Internet in the wake of Sarah Palin's Yahoo! account being hacked, there's been a number of questions raised. Some accused that she conducted "state business" over Yahoo! in defiance of state law. Others - like NewsBusters and PajamasMedia - have retorted that no such things have been found, and that the communication between officials was of the chit-chat variety that would be prohibited over the state account anyway. So, what to do? My attention falls to this NYTimes article posted some time ago: Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes The hit-piece nature of the...
  • Dobson on Bristol Palin's Pregnancy

    09/01/2008 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 164 replies · 3,240+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/01/2008 | Jake Tapper
    Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family issued the following statement: "In the 32-year history of Focus on the Family, we have offered prayer, counseling and resource assistance to tens of thousands of parents and children in the same situation the Palins are now facing. We have always encouraged the parents to love and support their children and always advised the girls to see their pregnancies through, even though there will of course be challenges along the way. That is what the Palins are doing, and they should be commended once again for not just talking about their...
  • McCain, Palin going to region threatened by storm (Mississippi)

    08/30/2008 7:33:21 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 55 replies · 418+ views
    Yahoo! News (via AP) ^ | 08/30/2008 | Liz Sidoti
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    08/22/2008 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 18 replies · 227+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 08/22/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
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