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  • Terror victim's husband slams outgoing UN chief Ban Ki-moon

    05/08/2016 4:06:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/16
    Natan Meir, husband of Dafna Meir who was stabbed to death in her home in Otniel, sent a letter to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, condemning his attitude and alienating him and his daughter, Ranana, during their visit to the UN. ..... “In our presence, the Palestinian representative complained that hundreds of Palestinian children are in Israeli prisons. One of the children he talked about murdered my wife! Despite the terrible scandal of misrepresentation, nobody prevented him from continuing his speech,” wrote Meir. "Israel's UN ambassador introduced me and my daughter and told our story. Not one UN...
  • Slutwalker Amber Rose Threatens to Flee U.S. if Donald Trump Is Elected: ‘I’m Out!’

    03/31/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 77 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Former stripper and model Amber Rose joins the long list of celebrities who have pledged to flee the country if GOP frontrunner Donald Trump wins the White House in November. Speaking to Us Weekly magazine Thursday night about ending her Twitter feud with Kim Kardashian, who is married to Rose’s ex boyfriend Kanye West, the 32-year-old was asked about the possibility of Trump winning the election. “Jesus Christ, I can’t even think about it!” she said. Rose, who organized a “SlutWalk” last October in Los Angeles that ejected Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, then vowed to leave the U.S. with her...
  • The National Enqirer Long in the Tank for Trump

    03/25/2016 6:58:59 AM PDT · by mystery-ak · 303 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | March 25, 2016 | A.B. Raxas
    In perfect tabloid fashion one can expect this time in a contentious election cycle (remember Herman Cain), supermarket tabloid The National Enquirer decided to fabricate a sex scandal about Ted Cruz that could be the plot for a sequel to Eyes Wide Shut if it weren't so unbelievable.
  • Trumpees [my opus]

    01/30/2016 6:58:36 PM PST · by libbylu · 969 replies
    You are all freaking low class jerks. The Heidi thread has been pulled multiple times. Free Republic has become trump derangement central. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BUNCH OF CONSERVATIVES SO PICKY, PETTY AND STUPID - STUPID FREAKING LOSERS YOU DAMN DEFEND TRUMP AS IF HE WERE A FREAKING BABY BECAUSE HE IS! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.
  • Immigrant student threatens Trump, gets deported

    03/03/2016 5:42:05 AM PST · by mac_truck · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/3/2016 | Blake Neff
    An Egyptian immigrant in the U.S. on a student visa is getting deported after making threatening remarks about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. According to the website Egyptian Streets, Emad El-Din Ali Mohamed Nasr El Sayed, was arrested three weeks ago after police say he posted a death threat against Trump on Facebook. “I am willing to kill Donald Trump and serve a life sentence,” El Sayed said on Facebook. “[T]he whole world would thank me for doing that.” It may or may not have been serious, but in any case it appears likely to cost El Sayed. He was...
  • Is Jeb Bush Getting Ready To Drop Out Of The Race?

    10/25/2015 7:33:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/23/15 | Federalist Staff
    With new reports that Jeb's campaign is hemorrhaging cash and slashing staff salaries, it might be time to start asking when, not if, Jeb will drop out. Jeb Bush has been having a rough couple of days. According to Politico, Jeb has decided to cut the salaries of all his campaign staff in an effort to save dwindling funds. Employees were informed that their salaries would be reduced during a conference call this morning. The move to cut staffers salaries makes sense, as Bush has been hemorrhaging cash for a while now. The most recent financial disclosure reports reveal that...
  • Cavuto: Jeb meeting with family, cutting staff

    10/23/2015 1:03:43 PM PDT · by Hugin · 125 replies
    Fox news | on tv
    Cavuto on a minute ago, Jeb is meeting with his family including GHWB, cutting staff across the board. Down to last 10 million and donations lagging.
  • Next year, Playboy will no longer have nudes in it's print edition

    10/12/2015 9:34:53 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/12/15 | Bryan Logan
    Times have changed at Playboy. Starting next year, the publication long known for showcasing the female physique, will no longer feature models in the nude, according to a report in The New York Times. The decision apparently rose from a meeting with Playboy editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner and an editor at the magazine, amid discussions about a forthcoming update. The Times' Ravi Somaiya writes that now that Playboy has effectively accomplished its founding goal of "normalizing" the female body by introducing women to the world in their au naturel state, the magazine's mission has been accomplished. _______________ Playboy CEO Scott Flanders...
  • Days until January 20th 2017, Inauguration Day

    09/02/2015 5:16:42 AM PDT · by central_va · 9 replies
    calandar-365 ^ | 9/2/15 | calandar-365
    504 days to ....
  • Report: MSNBC To Cut ‘The Ed Show,’ ‘Now with Alex Wagner’ and ‘The Cycle’-3 Shows Canceled

    07/23/2015 7:52:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 23, 2015 | Andrew Kugle
    Mediaite reports that MSNBC will announce on Thursday that three shows in their afternoon lineup will be cancelled. The three reportedly set to be cut are roundtable discussion show The Cycle at 3 p.m. eastern, Now with Alex Wagner at 4 p.m., and The Ed Show with Ed Schultz at 5 p.m. Chuck Todd, who formerly hosted The Daily Rundown weekday mornings on the network, will take Schultz’s slot while continuing to moderate Meet the Press on Sundays. There is no information on who will replace the 3:00-5:00 PM slot, but there is speculation that it might be former NBC...
  • Pro-life Greg Abbott wins Texas gubernatorial race (Aborted Barbie!)

    11/05/2014 8:36:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nov 5, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Greg Abbott, former Texas Attorney General, has won his election in Texas and will succeed fellow pro-lifer Rick Perry as Governor of the Lone Star State. Abbott, who ran against radical abortion supporter Wendy Davis in the race, has a decade-long history of defending life as a legislator, which bodes very well for the future of pre-born Texans and their mothers. texas flag Of Abbott’s longstanding pro-life history, Texas Right to Life Director Elizabeth Graham stated: In addition to defending Pro-Life laws passed by the Legislature, he has helped ensure that women have full access to health care services at...
  • ISIS Fighter Who Boasted Of Raising 'Flag Of Allah In The White House' Killed In Syria

    08/22/2014 3:28:18 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies
    BI - The Wire ^ | 8-22-2014 | POLLY MOSENDZ
    POLLY MOSENDZ, The WireAugust 22, 2014isis Vice News Abu Mosa, the press officer of ISIL (ISIS), has been killed in an attack on a Syrian airbase. ISIL is currently fighting against Syrian government forces, in addition to its campaign in Iraq, that has been met by United States airstrikes. He was killed by members of the Syrian army who are loyal to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. Department of State confirmed Mosa's death in a tweet: (snip)
  • Bye, Bye California

    05/03/2014 4:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | May 3, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another blow was struck for competition, common sense and low taxes as Toyota Motor Corp. announced that it will be moving its campus in Torrance, California to a suburb outside of Dallas, Texas. “Toyota Motor Corp. is moving substantial parts of its U.S. headquarters in Torrance, Calif., to suburban Dallas,” writes the Detroit News, “as the world’s largest automaker seeks savings from its U.S. sales unit, people familiar with the matter said.” Although no figures are yet available, anecdotal evidence suggests that people are fleeing California, not just companies. says that 66% of all state revenue now comes...
  • Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life

    02/23/2014 8:43:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 66 replies ^ | 2/23/2014 | Alec Baldwin
    As told to Joe Hagan. I flew to Hawaii recently to shoot a film, fresh on the heels of being labeled a homophobic bigot by Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, and others in the Gay Department of Justice. I wanted to speak with a gay-rights group that I had researched and admired, so I called its local Honolulu branch. The office number turned out to be some guy’s cell phone. I left him a message—I said, “I’m from out of town, I’m visiting Hawaii on business, I’d like to get some information on your group.” After two or three more calls,...
  • Rich People Leaving California for Mysterious Reason

    01/15/2014 9:21:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 1/15/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s okay, the 1 percent only pays 41 percent of California’s income taxes. And half the state pays no income tax at all. No one will even notice they’re gone. Prop. 30, approved by voters in November 2012, raised state income taxes retroactively to Jan. 1, 2012, on singles making more than $250,000 and married couples making $500,000. It raised rates by one, two or three percentage points through 2018, bringing the top rate on incomes above $1 million to 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. Bryan Goldberg, who founded the Bleacher Report sports website and sold it to...
  • Tom Latham won't seek re-election

    12/17/2013 4:16:28 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    The Omaha World Herald. ^ | 17 Dec 2013 | The Associated Press
    DES MOINES — Aides to U.S. Rep. Tom Latham say the 10-term Iowa Republican will not seek re-election in 2014. The 65-year-old Republican from Clive will have spent 20 years in Congress and is Iowa's senior U.S. House member. His decision creates an open seat that includes the Des Moines area, Iowa's most populous region.
  • Former Rep. Major Owens of Brooklyn Dies at 77

    10/22/2013 7:48:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | October 22, 2013 | Karen Matthews
    Major Owens, a New York City Democrat who served 12 terms in the U.S. House and was credited with helping to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, has died at age 77.
  • Gonorrhea Evades Antibiotics, Leaving Only One Drug To Treat Disease

    08/14/2012 12:22:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    All Things Considered - NPR ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rob Stein
    Pictures, If You Can Stand It. Health officials say they're worried that one day there will be no more antibiotics left to treat gonorrhea. There's some disturbing news out today about a disease we don't hear about much these days: gonorrhea. Federal health officials announced that the sexually transmitted infection is getting dangerously close to being untreatable. As a result, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for how doctors should treat gonorrhea. The guidelines are designed to keep one of the remaining effective antibiotics useful for as long as possible by restricting the use of...
  • Fayyad Warns: No Tax Money - No More PA

    11/24/2011 2:45:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/11 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority may soon fail financially and cease to exist, its prime minister warned on Thursday. Salam Fayyad warned that if Israel does not resume the transfer of tax revenues it collects for the PA, the entity will collapse economically and thus cease to exist. Already now, Fayyad claimed, the PA cannot pay salaries to its employees. Channel 10 News reported that Fayyad made the comments following a meeting with Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. According to the report, Fayyad said that the collapse of PA institutions “is advancing rapidly toward the point at which they will stop...
  • NASA: An Asteroid Will Barely Avoid Slamming Into Earth Today

    06/27/2011 10:08:33 AM PDT · by blam · 76 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-27-2011 | David Edwards, The Raw Story
    NASA: An Asteroid Will Barely Avoid Slamming Into Earth Today David Edwards, The Raw Story Jun. 27, 2011, 11:47 AM Image: Flickr Ed Sweeny Astronomers have just discovered an asteroid that is expected come close enough to Earth Monday that it will be visible with amateur telescopes. The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research centre (LINEAR) spotted Asteroid 2011 MD on June 22. It has an orbit similar to Earth's. The asteroid will be visible from parts of South Africa and Antarctica when it makes its closest approach at 1:14 p.m. EDT (1714 GMT), passing just 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) from the...
  • Netanyahu: Sorry to See Mitchell Go, PA Torpedoed Peace

    05/14/2011 3:09:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/11 | Chana Yaar
    The Palestinian Authority's refusal to negotiate with Israel is what led to the failure to reach a final status agreement, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told U.S. Special Middle East Envoy George Mitchell. Netanyahu spoke with Mitchell by phone Saturday after learning that Mitchell had submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama. The prime minister told Mitchell he was sorry to hear that he was resigning, and expressed his disappointment that PA officials refused to come to the negotiating table. The PA leadership had “set countless preconditions that made [the envoy's] work difficult, and at the end of the process even...
  • The Last Thing That Went Through bin Laden's Mind

    05/11/2011 4:33:58 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 29 replies
    My twisted mind | 5/11/11 | RightOnline
    This, ladies and gentlemen, was the last thing to go through Osama bin Laden's mind before he died:
  • Ron Paul: Less Lonely These Days

    05/11/2011 5:19:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 257 replies ^ | May 11, 2011 | John Stossel
    The man who likely has done more than anyone to put the libertarian philosophy of freedom and small government on the political agenda probably will make another run for the presidency: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. Paul is always upbeat, but lately he's had more reason to be, as he sees libertarian ideas bubbling up from the grass roots. "People outside of Washington are waking up," he told me, "and they're getting the attention of a few in Washington." Paul has been in Congress more than 20 years, and much of that time he's played a lonely role, often being the...
  • is daleyKos out of business?

    02/12/2011 2:11:16 PM PST · by TenonJoint · 57 replies
    the net | February 12, 2011 | TenonJoint
    I try to see what the dark side is doing, but I couldn't see anything there. What is going on?
  • Rahm Emanuel knocked off ballot by Appellate Court

    01/24/2011 10:09:04 AM PST · by Piranha · 132 replies
    WLS Radio | 1/24/2011 | self
    I just heard on WLS radio in Chicago that the Illinois Court of Appeals (the second-highest court in the state) overturned the recommendation of the electoral panel and ruled that Rahm Emanuel may NOT be on the ballot for Mayor. They ruled that he did not meet the statutory residence requirement nor did he meet any of the statutory exceptions. Wow.
  • The MaggieCarta PDS Dictionary (The OTHER Word of the Day)

    12/07/2010 9:11:13 PM PST · by MaggieCarta · 63 replies
    Various | 12/7/10 | You Know Who
    Maybe you know her as the “PDS” Princess, the splenetic sister of snark, a loyal correspondent or perhaps a really fun time waster. Whatever you call her, DeMille can forget getting his close-up, because the FReeper known as MaggieCarta is ready for her zot, Mr. Robinson… Ok, before I begin the Dictionary, I'd like to say, I've really enjoyed my time here on FR. Best wishes, and a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011 to all. The dictionary begins below...
  • I don't know where to post this zot.

    11/26/2010 7:19:22 PM PST · by LorgoInsuranceguy · 1,643 replies · 40+ views
    I am starting a project and want to know if someone would like to help me do it. Once started we can develop a reset button for this economic structure.
  • Euphoria Over Greece Bailout Ignores Fannie Mae Death Rattle!

    05/10/2010 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 6 replies · 315+ views
    Various | May 10, 2010 | Stayfree
    Fannie Mae reported a net loss $13.1 billion on Monday and forecast weakness in the housing and mortgage markets to continue throughout 2010.

    12/28/2009 10:09:05 AM PST · by Wings-n-Wind · 38 replies · 1,146+ views
    Vanity | 12/28/2009 | Self
    (1) In light of the now-admitted FAILURE of the US air travel security system on Christmas Day -- permitting a known/watch-listed WOT suspect to board an inbound international flight and actually attempt to down the aircraft.... AND.... (2) In light of the BOLD-FACED LIE spoken on a nationally televised media appearance (12/27/09); words to the effect: "I'd like to point out that the (aviation security) system worked"... AND... (3) In light of today's POLITICAL SPIN-CONTROL (aka blatant damage control) ....By a media interview / statement (12/28/09) that is SOOOOoooo... far beyond the borders of the absurd -- THAT IT (--To...
  • Good for you, Sarah Palin!

    07/04/2009 9:35:09 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 4 replies · 516+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 07042009 | TDC
    At a time in American history when our liberties are under direct assault, our focus should be on how we can regain our country’s freedoms by understanding, supporting and embracing leaders who possess real character, courage, honesty, and integrity, leaders that put faith, country, and family at the forefront of their daily lives – Leaders like Sarah Palin who because of her outside Washington DC politics position, has seen herself and her family mercilessly attacked by those who do not possess 1/10th of her integrity and character. We respect Sarah for taking this stand. After all, it is most apparent...
  • Specter Calls for ‘Revolution’ and ‘Uprising’ Against Republicans 'Far to the Right'

    04/30/2009 6:09:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies · 3,388+ views
    Specter Calls for ‘Revolution’ and ‘Uprising’ Against Republicans 'Far to the Right' Thursday, April 30, 2009 By Josiah Ryan, Staff Writer ( - There ought to be a “rebellion” and an “uprising” against right-wing elements that are trying to purify the Republican Party, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said Tuesday, shortly after he announced he would leave the Grand Old Party to become a Democrat. Specter said Republicans "far to the right" in the party, who are more worried about ideology than winning elections, have brought about one costly defeat after another for the GOP, including the tabling of 34...
  • Stop the Presses? Many Americans Wouldn't Care if Local Papers Folded (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/13/2009 6:41:43 AM PDT · by abb · 86 replies · 1,783+ views
    Pew Research ^ | March 12, 2009 | Staff
    As many newspapers struggle to stay economically viable, fewer than half of Americans (43%) say that losing their local newspaper would hurt civic life in their community "a lot." Even fewer (33%) say they would personally miss reading the local newspaper a lot if it were no longer available. Not unexpectedly, those who get local news regularly from newspapers are much more likely than those who read them less often to see the potential shutdown of a local paper as a significant loss. More than half of regular newspaper readers (56%) say that if the local newspaper they read most...
  • Clinton Endorses Obama, Suspends Historic Bid for the White House

    06/07/2008 10:19:18 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 126 replies · 251+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06-07-2008
    Hillary Clinton publicly and enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama for president Saturday in Washington D.C., as she suspended her historic bid for the White House. “The way to continue our fight now … is to take our energy, our passion, our strength and do all that we can to help elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States,” she said to cheering supporters. “Today as I suspend my campaign, I congratulate him on the victory he has won, and the extraordinary race he has run. I endorse him and throw my full support behind him.”
  • I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic

    01/01/2008 12:13:53 AM PST · by B-Chan · 91 replies · 389+ views ^ | 2008.01.01 | B-Chan
    I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic I'll decide after I finish this bottle of champagne.
  • Video Shows Car Carrying 6 Al Qaeda Leaders Blown Up By U.S. Helicopter

    12/26/2007 5:49:41 AM PST · by RDTF · 58 replies · 922+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec 26, 2007 | TAMER EL-GHOBASHY
    A grainy videotape released Tuesday shows a carload of important Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq being blown up by missiles from a U.S. Army chopper, military officials said. At least one of the dead operatives was a "high-value" target linked to suicide bomb attacks, including the car bombing of the Australian Embassy in Baghdad, an Army spokesman told Of the six men killed in the Sunday attack, one was "believed to be an Al Qaeda cell leader known to facilitate attacks and orchestrate suicide bomb attacks," Maj. Alayne Conway of the 3rd Infantry Division told Fox. Conway did not...
  • Holiday visit to Mexico becomes one-way trip

    12/18/2007 8:08:43 AM PST · by my3centseuro · 29 replies · 59+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | 18 Dec 2007 | Daniel Gonzalez
    not allowed to even excerpts but story makes me very happy :-) see
  • Huckabee rips Bush's war on terrorism

    09/28/2007 5:21:00 PM PDT · by pissant · 99 replies · 275+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/28/07 | Steve Thomma
    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee ripped the Bush administration's war against terrorism Friday, delivering a bold and potentially risky speech that could establish the former Arkansas governor as the maverick among top Republican candidates and test his party's loyalty to President Bush. ''This administration's bunker mentality has been counterproductive both at home and abroad,'' Huckabee said in opening a broad indictment of Bush's style and policy. The speech came after several top Republican candidates started distancing themselves from Bush, vowing change on such issues as illegal immigration and federal spending even as they endorsed Bush's foreign policy. By...
  • Mom Booted From Plane Goes National; Toddler Bucks, Whines During Interview

    07/13/2007 2:03:55 PM PDT · by Cagey · 202 replies · 3,734+ views
    WSB-TV NEWS ^ | 7-13-2007
    NEW YORK -- The Gwinnett County mother kicked off an airplane with her 19-month old son tried to tell her side of the story Friday morning, but her son's crying drowned out part of the interview. Garren Penland, 19-months old, got so unruly during his mom's chat with 'Good Morning America' anchor Diane Sawyer, co-anchor Chris Cuomo had to take the toddler off the set. While Kate Penland explained her child was well-behaved on the Continental Express flight, little Garren kicked, wiggled and squirmed out of his mother's arms. At one point he climbed up on a coffee table and...
  • Mom says she, toddler kicked off plane

    07/12/2007 8:51:14 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 49 replies · 2,659+ views
    Assocoiated Press ^ | Thu Jul 12, 2:15 PM ET
    ATLANTA - A woman said she and her toddler son were kicked off a plane after she refused a flight attendant's request to medicate her son to get him to quiet down and stop saying "Bye bye, plane."
  • Mom Booted From Plane Over Baby's Babbling

    07/12/2007 9:10:39 AM PDT · by Abathar · 341 replies · 5,261+ views
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Georgia mother said she wants answers and action after she and her baby were kicked off a plane. Kate Penland said she was glad to board the plane in Houston to visit her father in Oklahoma after an 11-hour delay. But she said a rude and aggressive flight attendant caused her to get to Oklahoma a day late. Penland thinks her 19-month-old son, Garren, has a bubbly personality. But Penland said when they were aboard a Continental Express plane, a flight attendant became annoyed by Garren's personality when he kept saying three words. "As we...

    04/24/2007 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Al Simmons · 781 replies · 27,258+ views
    On one the few rational minds left around here - but for long | 4/24/2007 | Al Simmons
    About me: Lurker - since 1998 Member - since 1999 In self-imposed exile - since April 2007 The tone of the debate and the attacks on long-time fellow Freepers for the cardinal sin of daring to support Rudy Giuliani in early 2007 around here have really saddened me. Instead of fighting the enemy FR is now imposing an 'ideological purity' test on FR members. The well-oiled train has gone off the rails and Mr. Robinson risks becoming the next Joe Farah - a fellow who started a great website for conservative news and opinions, but who gradually drifted off to...
  • Almost Legal (Not Even Close To Legal BARF ALERT!!)

    01/29/2007 2:03:31 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 129 replies · 2,037+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 29 January 2007 | Kelly Lecker
    Almost legal Near the end of visa quest, Mexican immigrant is arrested and forced to leave his American family behind in Gahanna Monday, January 29, 2007 Kelly Lecker THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Juvenal Barajas was tired of looking over his shoulder. He had a 13-year marriage to an American woman and had raised five stepchildren. He had a steady job at a Westerville drywall company. He paid taxes and had joined a church. But Barajas knew his American dream could end at any time, because he had come here illegally from Mexico as a teenager. It didn’t make him shy away...
  • Auld lang syne for English speakers

    01/02/2007 6:22:21 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 20 replies · 814+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2 January 2007 | Niall Ferguson
    ...U.S. Census Bureau data make it impossible to say how many American residents are of British descent. What we do know is that by 2050, the proportion of non-Latino whites in the population will likely drop from 70% to 50%. In 1947, just under 90% of the population of Australia was identified as "Anglo-Celt" (of English, Irish or Scottish ethnic origin). Today, that figure is 70%, and by 2025, it could be as low as 62%. The story is similar in New Zealand, where "Europeans" are projected to decline from 79% of the population today to 72% by 2016. And...
  • Huddle over 49ers' pending move unlikely to save game for S.F.

    11/11/2006 9:23:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 281+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/12/6 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    When San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and 49ers co-owner John York sit down and try to clear the air over the collapse of the team's Candlestick Point stadium deal, it's likely to be a very stiff affair. That's because in the two days between York's 11th-hour call to Newsom to deliver the news that he was going to try to move to Santa Clara and Sen. Dianne Feinstein's call for a time-out, a lot of water went under the bridge -- none of it very pretty. That was evident when Newsom emerged from Friday's meeting in Feinstein's office and declared,...
  • Sen. Lieberman: Rumsfeld Should Resign

    08/05/2006 12:55:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 1,545+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/5/06 | NewsMax
    Facing what recent polls show as a near-certain defeat at the hands of an anti-war challenger in his Connecticut's Democratic primary Tuesday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman joined his supporter New York Senator Hillary Clinton in calling on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign. A Quinnipiac University poll last Thursday showed Lieberman lagging by a hefty 13 points, and most political analysts blame Lieberman's loss of support on his pro-Iraq war position. It wasn't the first time Lieberman has called for Rumsfeld's resignation. The New York Post recalled that in a 2003 interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation," the senator called...
  • Cuba imposes normalcy with Castro ailing

    08/01/2006 1:01:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 935+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/1/06 | Vanessa Arrington - ap
    HAVANA - Cuba's Communist government tried to impose a sense of normalcy Tuesday, its first day in 47 years without Fidel Castro in charge. Businesses remained open and workers rallied in support of their ailing leader, who temporarily handed power to his brother after surgery. Raul Castro, the island's acting president, was nowhere to be seen as Cubans began to worry about what comes next and exiles in Miami celebrated a development they hoped signaled the death of a dictator. Cuban dissidents kept a low profile while watching for signs of Castro's condition. "Everything's normal here — for the moment,"...
  • Mr. Monday: To Stay in Seattle, Sonics Must Win

    07/24/2006 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 14 replies · 454+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 07-24-06 | Mr. Monday
    Mon July 24, 2006 Mr. Monday: To stay in Seattle, Sonics must win Mr. Monday once parked his caboose in the Pacific Northwest. Just south of Canada, the state of Washington is now sitting on the front porch of Oklahoma's collective sports brain. Those coffee-drinking, dot-commers have the Sonics. For now. Mr. Monday figures the team in the green and gold is on its way east in the next year. Mr. Monday knows these people. Here's their M.O. -- The Left Coasters are the bandwagoniest bandwagoners who ever bandwagoned. They'll only pull their attention away from their plate of smoked...
  • 'This is some nasty,' dying inmate says. Condemned man had to be carried to Texas death chamber

    06/22/2006 8:35:56 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 274 replies · 6,389+ views
    CNN ^ | 06/21/2006 | AP
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Proclaiming his innocence, an admitted drug dealer was executed Tuesday evening for a shooting spree in 1999 that left three men dead and two others wounded outside a Fort Worth convenience store. Lamont Reese, 28, had to be carried into the death chamber. "I want everyone to know I did not walk to this, because this is straight-up murder," he said. "I am not going to play a part in my own murder. No one should have to do that." He expressed love to his mother and to relatives of the murder victims as they watched...
  • Hariri Murder.... A LIE!!!

    05/14/2006 5:02:46 PM PDT · by alijajeh · 69 replies · 927+ views
    Myself | 15/05/2006 | Ali Jajeh
    It had occured to me recently, that the whole Hariri murder conspiracy might not be true, former prime minister Rafic Hariri might not be dead. Why didn't anyone think of the whole story in this direction? It is a possibility that the person who was murdered in the Beirut blast on the 14th of february 2005 might be a decoy of PM Rafic Hariri,and that his son Saad Al Deen might have had something to do with this conspiracy. I'm not accusing anyone here, even PM Hariri might have been a part of this. It might sound crazy at first,...
  • SoCal: THE GREAT AMERICAN SPEND-A-LOT! Heads Up KFI 640am listeners!

    04/28/2006 4:04:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 1,472+ views
    KFI 640AM ^ | 4/28/06 | John and Ken show
    Where your legal status and your legal tender meet. On Monday May 1st, while Latino activists are encouraging other Latinos to walk out on their jobs and boycott spending in any Southland businesses, we want you to do the exact opposite. SPEND, SPEND, AND SPEND! To reward you and your financial patriotism, KFI AM 640 and the John and Ken show will be reimbursing you for your legal citizen-spending spree. On Monday May 1st, fax or email a copy of a receipt for something you purchased on May 1st 2006 and it will go into a drawing. Twice an hour...