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  • Blacks hit hard by economy's punch

    11/24/2009 4:54:05 AM PST · by NRG1973 · 63 replies · 1,665+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2009 | V. Dion Haynes
    These days, 24-year-old Delonta Spriggs spends much of his time cooped up in his mother's one-bedroom apartment in Southwest Washington, the TV blaring soap operas hour after hour, trying to stay out of the streets and out of trouble, held captive by the economy. As a young black man, Spriggs belongs to a group that has been hit much harder than any other by unemployment. Joblessness for 16-to-24-year-old black men has reached Great Depression proportions -- 34.5 percent in October, more than three times the rate for the general U.S. population. And last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported...
  • Obama Joker posters upset residents

    08/12/2009 6:09:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 102 replies · 3,625+ views
    CBS News 12 ^ | 8/12/09 | Some Libtard
    Posters depicting President Barack Obama in makeup similar to the Joker from the most recent Batman movie have popped up across Lake County. A U.S. Post Office in downtown Clermont had a couple of the posters glued to a collection box. Clermont Postmaster Willie Montgomery said today that the posters were discovered yesterday. Customers complained about the pasted images, he said. "Everybody that saw those posters found them to be very offensive," Montgomery said. "These are personal attacks on the president. We don't have to necessarily agree with the way they're running the country, but we have to respect the...
  • Rally protests security guard acts

    10/02/2007 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Roberts · 6 replies · 455+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 09/29/2007 | KAREN MAESHIRO
    PALMDALE - Carrying signs and chanting, about 60 people protested in front of Knight High School on Friday over the arrests of three students and a parent after a scuffle with school security officers over a spilled birthday cake. One security guard twisted the arm of 16-year-old Pleajhai Mervin behind her back and slammed her against a lunch table, fracturing her wrist, parents said. "I want justice," said Mervin's mother, Latrisha Majors, who also was arrested. "I want justice for my daughter. I want the guards to be held accountable for their actions." Majors and her daughter were arrested in...
  • Angry with the system: Penn Yan resident faces deportation

    05/22/2007 11:25:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 50 replies · 1,411+ views
    Copyright © 2007 Finger Lakes Times - www.fltimes.com ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2007 11:59 AM CDT | By MIKE MASLANIK
    PENN YAN NY- A routine traffic stop last December changed the lives of Sadie and Fernando Garcia forever. Fernando is a Mexican national who has lived in the U.S. for about 15 years, and he was on his way to Christmas shop at Eastview Mall in Victor when a trooper pulled him over for a burned-out taillight. Fernando wound up sitting in a Batavia holding cell because his immigration papers weren't in order. Bail was set at $10,000. Now, he's looking at possible deportation - and leaving American-born Sadie alone to raise four young children. “It's just ridiculous. It seems...
  • DNC letter to FreeRepublic: Stop Lying about Howard Dean, and Gov Sebelius...OR ELSE!

    05/11/2007 7:32:14 AM PDT · by rface · 1,063 replies · 50,759+ views
    Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C. ^ | May 11, 2007 | Sandler, Reif & Young, P.C. for the DNC
    SANDLE, REIFF and YOUNG, P.C. 50 E Street, S.E., Suite 300 Washington DC 20003 Telephone: 202.479.XXXX FAX: 202.479.XXXX May 10, 2007 VIA E-Mail Mr. James C Robinson FreeRepublic.com PO Box 9771 Fresno, CA 93794 Re: Statement re Democratic National Committee Dear Mr Robinson: We are writing on behalf of our client, the Democratic National Committee (DNC). A post by “coffee260” on FreeRepublic.com today states that this morning, on the Quinn & Rose show on XM, co-host Quin stated that the DNC chairman, Gov. Howard Dean had called Gov Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kans) “around 5:00am on morning after a tornado destroyed the...
  • Update: Names released in campus assault(Palestinians assaulted by football team members)

    01/23/2007 7:14:41 AM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 43 replies · 1,455+ views
    http://www.news-record.com ^ | 11/23/07 | Joe Killian
    GREENSBORO — Three Guilford College students were arrested Monday in connection with a group assault on campus, according to court documents. Police said Faris Khadar, Osama Sabbah and Omar Awartani were victims of the attack. Khadar and Sabbah are Guilford College students. Awartani is an N.C. State student who was visiting friends. The documents, which were reviewed late Monday, said those arrested are accused of beating three Palestinian students with fists, feet and brass knuckles while calling them "terrorists" and using racial slurs. The documents also indicated that the attack involved "at least 15 members of the football team." The...
  • Hacienda CEO Meet With Citizens Over Billboard Controversy (mexicans)

    09/29/2006 6:33:21 AM PDT · by hoosierboy · 28 replies · 906+ views
    wsbt ^ | 09/29/06 | Vheryl Jackson
    The CEO of Hacienda Restaurant met with concerned citizens Thursday night to discuss a recent billboard campaign. The ads were removed after complaints they were insensitive to Mexicans. "I wish we hadn't done it. Like I said before I apologize," Hacienda CEO Bob Kill told the group. Kill says he's sorry this billboard was ever put up. "These stereotypes that we are sombrero wearing, taco wielding people who break pinatas. We are professionals people who have made so many positive contributions to this country," said Elias Moo of Notre Dame. The billboards sparked complaints from local Mexicans who say they...
  • Gas pipeline going to Armenia is destroying 3 thousand year old ancient city

    07/28/2006 10:25:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Today Azerbaijan ^ | 22 July 2006 | unattributed
    Diggings related to construction of a gas pipeline from Iran to Armenia has partially destroyed remains of the oldest city called "Dragon Stone" (Azhdaha Dashi) in East Azerbaijan province of Iran. "Dragon Stone" includes ruins of an ancient city built 1000 years before Christ and is located at 40 kilometers east of Andarjan village of Varzighan county... "Dragon Stone" was declared a historic site and a protected area... However, Iran's gas company has started digging in the area despite the declaration... The representative of Cultural Heritage and Tourism office has added that studies of the 3000 year old "Dragon Stone"...
  • A chilling portrait, unsuitably framed

    06/09/2006 7:03:19 AM PDT · by concretebob · 68 replies · 1,680+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 09 June 2006 | Phillip Kennicott
    WASHINGTON - The frame surrounding an image of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's head, revealed to the world as proof the terrorist is dead, is bizarre. When the picture was displayed at a U.S. military news briefing, Zarqawi's face was seen inside what appeared to be a professional photographic mat job, with a large frame, as if it were something one might preserve and hang on the wall next to other family portraits. One function of frames is to bound an image, and close down its open edges; frames delimit, both physically and by extension, metaphorically. But that was the last thing...
  • FDA Challenges Benefits of Pot

    04/22/2006 6:52:28 PM PDT · by voletti · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Time Blogs ^ | April 21, 2006 | Alice Park
    The fight to legalize the medical use of marijuana was dealt a blow Thursday when the Food and Drug Administration contradicted an earlier review by the respected Institute of Medicine and concluded that “no sound scientific studies supported medical use of marijuana.” This finding, based on past studies by the FDA and other government health agencies, will further muddy the already confusing messages coming from scientists, doctors and legal agencies. Eleven states have legalized the use of marijuana if prescribed by a physician for medical conditions such as relieving nausea after chemotherapy, and AIDS-related wasting. But the Supreme Court last...
  • White House congratulates Canada's Harper on election win

    01/24/2006 1:15:54 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 50 replies · 1,211+ views
    The White House congratulated Canada's Conservative Party and its leader, Stephen Harper, on their election victory and promised to bolster bilateral relations. "We congratulate the Conservative Party and Stephen Harper on their victory," said Scott McClellan, chief spokesman for US President George W. Bush. "The United States and Canada have a strong and bilateral relationship, and we look forward to strengthening our relations and working with the new government," said McClellan. Harper's party has promised a crackdown on government corruption after chasing the scandal-plagued Liberals from power after 12 years in Monday's election, which saw the conservatives fall short of...
  • See Y'all Later...

    04/04/2005 8:07:34 PM PDT · by Long Cut · 1,275 replies · 27,497+ views
    Me | 4APR05 | Long Cut
    Well, that time has come for me. I’m leaving FR. However, I do not consider this an “opus”, as I am NOT going to use it to rehash old slights or arguments, or to give my personal opinion of what “should be done around here”. As has been so often pointed out, this is Jim Robinson’s site, and he runs it as he sees fit. Rather, all I’m going to do here is give a general reason for my departure, and say a hearty-but-sad “GOODBYE!” to all the folks here who have enriched my life in the past four years....
  • Teen takes on McDonald's--and wins

    04/01/2005 8:59:43 PM PST · by jimboster · 84 replies · 2,214+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/01/05 | Jamie Francisco
    The owner of a McDonald's restaurant in the Hyde Park neighborhood scrapped a policy Thursday that required Kenwood Academy High School students to sit in a separate area from other customers, after a student protesting the policy was handcuffed by Chicago police and taken back to campus. Catherine Smith, 15, was two bites into her Chicken Selects Wednesday when a security guard ordered her and her friends to move because they were sitting in a "non-student" area, she said. "I paid for the food just like everyone else and I'm not leaving," Smith responded. The security guard then called Chicago...
  • From DU: BUSH SUPPORTERS ? .... HEAR THIS ! ..... and HEAR IT GOOD !

    11/04/2004 2:29:22 PM PST · by Federalist_In_Michigan · 69 replies · 1,314+ views
    DUmmyville | 10/4/04 | Trajan
    This was posted at DU today; I'm comfortable with this responsibility as a Bush supporter. I searched, but did not find it posted yet: You have won this battle, but not the 'war' .... We are NOT united, and until we see some 'decent' moderation from your side, unity will not be in the cards ....**** PLEASE KNOW: YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE ! **** With 'victory' comes responsibility .... YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE for the actions and failures that are a direct result of your choice .... More drivel follows. Go to http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=203&topic_id=17046&mesg_id=17046 in order to see...
  • PISTONS WIN!!!! NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!

    06/15/2004 8:41:39 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 303 replies · 941+ views
    ABC | 6-15-04 | Pistons
    We Are the Champions! We are the Champions....of the world! Pure domination from the Pistons.
  • CLINTON DISAPPOINTMENT: LEFT OFF FUNERAL SPEAKERS LIST (Updated)

    06/08/2004 8:54:12 AM PDT · by lainie · 1,244 replies · 2,987+ views
    Drudge Report | 6/8/04
    <p>Controversy develops over Reagan funeral speakers...</p> <p>'President Clinton really held out all hope the funeral would be a nonpartisan event, like Nixon's was,' a top Clinton source said on Tuesday morning. 'He's angry and disappointed neither he nor President Carter have been asked to speak, as of yet'...</p>
  • I loathe America, and what it has done to the rest of the world.

    05/07/2003 5:15:08 PM PDT · by Leisler · 278 replies · 2,584+ views
    Telegraph.Com ^ | Filed: 08/05/2003) | Margaret Drabble
    I knew that the wave of anti-Americanism that would swell up after the Iraq war would make me feel ill. And it has. It has made me much, much more ill than I had expected. My anti-Americanism has become almost uncontrollable. It has possessed me, like a disease. It rises up in my throat like acid reflux, that fashionable American sickness. I now loathe the United States and what it has done to Iraq and the rest of the helpless world. I can hardly bear to see the faces of Bush and Rumsfeld, or to watch their posturing body language,...
  • Zot!!!

    01/29/2003 6:58:52 AM PST · by solid waste · 40 replies · 1,841+ views
    Intervention Magazine | Regis T. Sabol
  • ZOT!! (Zot theme song included!)

    01/21/2003 10:03:08 AM PST · by Warren Harrison · 21 replies · 681+ views
  • ZOT!!!

    01/07/2003 9:37:32 AM PST · by Zircon · 50 replies · 767+ views
    1/7/2003 | Zircon