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  • Canadian Prime Calls Iran 'Clear and Present Danger'

    09/29/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/12
    Speaking in New York City, the Prime Minister of Canada said the government of Iran constitutes, “unambiguously, a clear and present danger and thus demands a very sober assessment.” The comments by P.M. Steven Harper were spoken at a dinner after receiving the World Statesman Award from Rabbi Arthur Schneier’s Appeal of Conscience Foundation. Speaking of Iran, Harper said, “I speak not merely of its appalling record of human rights abuse, or its active assistance to the brutal regime in Syria, or its undeniable support of terrorist entities, or its determined pursuit of nuclear weapons, rather it is the combination...
  • Paul Ryan's Greatest Hits

    08/11/2012 12:03:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 11, 2012 | Paul Ryan
    CLICK: 3:00
  • Gingrich: Case Against Obama Is 'Clear Cut'

    March 26, 2012 Gingrich: Case against Obama is 'clear cut' GOP candidate weighs in on 'Your World'
  • New U.S. envoy in Israel to clear obstacles for Obama’s second term

    08/04/2011 8:45:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/4/11 | Akiva Eldar
    Dan Shapiro, the new American ambassador to Israel, submitted his credentials to President Shimon Peres on Wednesday. That same day, he submitted a declaration of support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: In an interview with Channel 2 television, he downplayed the lack of trust between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama and the latter's rage and sense of insult over Netanyahu's appearance before Congress in May, treating their serial disputes as routine disagreements between friends. Shapiro noted that he was present at all the many meetings between Obama and Netanyahu. So who are we to cast doubt on a videotaped
  • Clear Channel Scrubs Corsi's Book Interview

    05/23/2011 7:29:15 PM PDT · by jdirt · 20 replies
    Listen now to what Obama and crew are trying to hide Read more: Corsi interview scrubbed by Clear Channel Radio http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=302673#ixzz1NES1HPzh Ok let me get this straight, its ok for the media to cover the end of the world but its crazy to let an author talk about a book with a 125 supporting documents. Got it.
  • Napolitano: Indictment sends 'clear message' to drug cartels

    05/09/2011 5:32:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 5/9/11 | Jordy Yager
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday said an indictment against three illegal immigrants accused of killing a border patrol agent sends a "clear message" to drug cartels and border smugglers. A federal judge unsealed a 14-count indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arrelanes and two other Mexican natives last Friday, accusing them of participating in the shooting that killed 40-year old Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December. "This indictment also sends a clear message to those who would consider committing violence against the Border Patrol: we will not stand for aggression against our men and women in uniform
  • Obama: ‘Absolutely clear’ economy is going in right direction

    07/09/2010 12:41:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/9/10 | Michael O'Brien
    It’s “absolutely clear” the U.S. economy is heading in the right direction, President Barack Obama said Thursday, amid fears that the economy had faltered. Obama made his case during a visit to Missouri that his administration’s efforts, particularly through its signature $787 billion stimulus package, had staved off a second Great Depression and put the country on the path toward economic recovery. “But what is absolutely clear is that we are headed in the right direction — and that the surest way out of these storms we’ve been in is to keep moving forward, not back,” the president said in...
  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 5,858+ views
    Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It’s indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It’s based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.
  • Al Qaeda's Clear Message

    12/28/2009 9:05:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 795+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/29/09 | Editor
    Apparently the fellows in al Qaeda took as a personal insult Secretary of Homeland Anxiety Janet Napolitano's comment Sunday that their role in the foiled Detroit airliner bombing wasn't clear but would be investigated. Yesterday, al Qaeda's ascendant franchise in the Arabian peninsula saved Secretary Napolitano the trouble of plowing through all the layers of the national-security bureaucracy for an answer. The terrorist organization put out a pointed statement not only claiming responsibility but also mocking the U.S.'s ability to stop them. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, they said, "dealt a huge blow to the myth of American and global intelligence services...
  • Fly Clear (trusted traveler passes) ceases operations

    06/23/2009 7:10:12 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 14 replies · 1,026+ views
    www.flyclear.com ^ | 6/22/2009 | flyclear.com
    Traveling just got complicated again, for me and many others ... Clear Lanes Are No Longer Available. At 11:00 p.m. PST on June 22, 2009, Clear will cease operations. Clear’s parent company, Verified Identity Pass, Inc. has been unable to negotiate an agreement with its senior creditor to continue operations.
  • Secret Tapes: The History Of Xenu, As Explained By L. Ron Hubbard In 8 Minutes

    08/15/2008 4:40:52 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 42 replies · 621+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | Aug. 14, 2008 | L. Ron Hubbard
    Secret Tapes: The History Of Xenu, As Explained By L. Ron Hubbard In 8 Minutes Click here to hear 8.03 min. audio Most of what we know about Scientology's "supreme ruler" we learned from South Park: 75 million years ago, the evil alien brought humans to earth in a spaceship and killed them; the psychic trauma of the event has affected us ever since. The Church of Scientology, embarrassed by the story, has always tried to hide its existence. Until now. The Church has been playing a cat-and-mouse game with YouTubers, getting it removed in many cases; we have the...
  • U.S. Nixes Visas after Pushing Israel To Clear Students

    08/04/2008 8:53:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 134+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-4-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) The American State Department has refused visas to three of seven Gaza students who were given clearance by Israel after American pressure to give them a clearance to leave Gaza to study under a Fulbright scholarship in the United States. The American consulate in Jerusalem cited unspecified security concerns as reasons for denying visas to the three students. American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice originally insisted that Israel allow the students to leave Gaza, and four of them were granted visas by the U.S. The Americans balked at the Israeli warning that the other three were security risks and...
  • Soldiers Track, Clear Al-Qaeda from Remote Location

    02/20/2008 3:13:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 66+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Rick Rzepka, USA
    BALAD — As the ramp slammed down in the muck, the rain came howling in drenching the men who leapt off the back of the Chinook helicopter. The troopers hurried into the field of sloppy mud where they slipped and slid through the landing zone to reorganize in the pitch black Iraqi night. Not even the moon was friendly on this mission, which would prove to be a testament to the guts of Army Infantrymen and to the determination of Charlie Company Soldiers to make even the most remote hamlets in the Salah ad-Din province safe from al Qaeda. Soldiers...
  • Fred Charging in SC! Within 1 of Romney, 3 of Huckster!!

    01/14/2008 5:14:55 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 246 replies · 882+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1/13/08 | Rasmussen Reports
    Over the past several days, the only real movement in South Carolina’s Republican Presidential Primary has been a four-point gain for Fred Thompson and a five-point decline for Mike Huckabee. The big winner from that trade-off is John McCain. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows McCain at 28%, Huckabee at 19%, Mitt Romney at 17%, and Fred Thompson at 16%. Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul are tied with 5% support. Giuliani is betting his entire campaign on a strong showing in Florida, where he is now tied for the lead with three others....
  • Scoring Sunday's GOP Debate Winner: Arthur Branch.

    01/06/2008 9:44:25 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 18 replies · 363+ views
    NRO - The Campaign Spot ^ | 1/6/2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Okay, I know he goes by the stage name, “Fred Thompson,” but don’t tell me that just as “Law and Order” comes back to the airwaves with new episodes, we just happen to see a deep rumbling baritone from a big guy sitting behind a desk, using a combination of homespun aphorisms and legal arguments to put some wet-behind-the-ears young feller in his place. I have to go back and check the transcript, but it appears that he just took Huckabee to school on the legal rules regarding captured al-Qaeda at Guanatanamo Bay. Over in the Corner, Rich described him...
  • Operation Rock Reaper Clears al-Qaida Strongholds West of Baquba

    01/01/2008 8:57:17 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 125+ views
    Soldiers from Company B and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division negotiate their way through a wall during clearing operation Rock Reaper in Hadid, Iraq, just west of Baqubah. The Soldiers clearing the town had to negotiate their way though deep canals and over high walls to reach their objectives. Photo by Pfc. Kirby Rider, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. HADID -- A dim blue light pierced the darkness as someone yelled “one-minute out”, but the voice was drowned out by noise from the rotating blades...
  • Thompson Makes His Move

    12/31/2007 4:55:47 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 129 replies · 329+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/30/07 | Peter Robinson
    "Will Thompson’s talk move voters in Iowa? Does his campaign have the money to get it on the air? Throughout the state? Or even in a few of the most important markets? Beats me. But we have here a serious man, making a serious case—and doing so in the context of a campaign that has otherwise descended into mere caterwauling. Even at this late hour, I wouldn’t count Fred out."
  • Fred Thompson's Campaign Picking Up Key Iowa Conservatives

    12/28/2007 8:17:53 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 14 replies · 86+ views
    Race42008 ^ | 12/28/2007 | Tommy Oliver
    Key Undecided Iowa Conservatives Start Move Toward Thompson: Fred Thompson Receives the Endorsement of Iowa State Rep. Gary Worthan A late movement by Iowa conservatives toward the Fred Thompson campaign was spotlighted by today’s announcement that noted Iowa conservative leader, State Representative Gary Worthan, had endorsed the former Senator from Tennessee. Many Iowa conservatives have been undecided and Worthan’s endorsement was an important one for the Thompson campaign, which got a late start in the 2008 election process. “Gary Worthan was one of the key Iowa conservatives that had been undecided.” stated Bob Haus, Thompson’s Iowa Executive Director. “Gary’s endorsement...
  • Rush Poll Needs Freeped

    10/05/2007 9:12:12 AM PDT · by MoshMasterD · 12 replies · 482+ views
    WJNO ^ | 10/5/08 | Dan
    WJNO has refused to run Rush Limbaugh ad from a war Vet... Good Move 4.56 % Bad Move 94.94 % Not Sure 0.49 %
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces clear Muqdadiya

    05/31/2007 5:51:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 230+ views
    TIKRIT — Twenty-four suspected insurgents were detained and one cache was discovered in the Molameen and Baloor neighborhoods near Muqdadiya, Iraq, during a joint Iraqi army and coalition operation Tuesday. Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 5th Iraqi army, led the operation and were supported by Soldiers from 6-9 Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. The goal of the mission was to clear the area of insurgents and to provide a safe and secure environment for the people throughout the Muqdadiya Qadah. “This mission was another example of how the IA is becoming a legitimate, credible force,”...
  • US, Iraqi forces change tack in battle for Baghdad (with Good results)

    08/15/2006 7:12:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies · 1,417+ views
    Muzi ^ | 14 Aug 06
    "Tell Lieutenant Jacobson to meet us there with a bag of money," Lieutenant Colonel Joe Gandara shouts into his headset as his Humvee rumbles down the highway into Dora, a Baghdad district synonymous with violence. Gandara, a stocky 42-year-old, was heading to pay a group of children who had volunteered to pick up some of the rubbish that blights Dora, where insecurity has kept away the garbage trucks. The predominantly Sunni district south of the Tigris River has been ravaged by the sectarian bloodshed that pits Sunnis against Shi'ites, killing scores in Baghdad every week. Until last Monday that is,...
  • Senate Voted to End U. S. as a Nation Surrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear

    06/02/2006 9:56:05 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,424+ views
    http://www.americanpatrol.com/ ^ | 6 2 06 | .americanpatrol.com
    Senate Voted to End U. S. as a NationSurrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear Lou Dobbs Tonight - CNN - June 1Dobbs: The issue, as you said, that the nation would cease to exist, what do you mean by that? West: Well, the kind of provisions that are in the Senate... and it will be mainly Hispanic. It will be mainly Mexican. -- And so, what the question becomes is, do we want to become a northern section of Latin America? Do we cease to become literally an English- speaking people, become bilingual, and / or Spanish- speaking? And...
  • Robotic vehicle helps clear minefields

    05/23/2006 4:53:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 311+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Timothy P. Barela
    5/23/2006 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- Building roads and airfields in Afghanistan presents a unique challenge that stateside heavy equipment operators don’t encounter … minefields. That is why members of the 823rd Red Horse -- or Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers -- here joined the Air Force Research Laboratory at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to develop a robotic mine-area clearing vehicle. “The mine-area clearing vehicle is going to provide the Air Force -- specifically Red Horse combat engineers -- the opportunity to clear a known minefield or an unknown minefield to expand the air base...
  • The Great Shambino

    05/09/2006 11:08:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 129 replies · 1,923+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-9-06 | Dan Daly
    Barry Bonds circles the bases these days to the sound of one hand clapping ... and one knee creaking. The Shambino is just a homer away from 714 -- Babe Ruth's address -- but the only people outside of McCovey Cove who seem to care are the ones at ESPN, his own private Paraguay. Barry's their boy. To the bitter end. And rarely has the pursuit of a record left such a sour taste. Indeed, Bonds' growing home run total elicits about the same response from the masses as that tote board in New York City, the one that keeps...
  • China Using Artificial Rain to Clear Dust

    04/18/2006 9:42:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 611+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/06 | Joe McDonald - ap
    BEIJING - Beijing will use artificial rainmaking to clear the air after a choking dust storm coated China's capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning to keep children indoors, state media said If oil prices surge to record highs, what affect will this have on the US dollar? The huge storm blew dust far beyond China's borders, blanketing South Korea and reaching Tokyo. The storm, reportedly the worst in at least five years, hit Beijing overnight Sunday, turning the sky yellow and forcing residents to dust off and hose down cars and buildings. Hospitals reported a jump...
  • Book: Sheffield Knew He Was Doping

    03/23/2006 11:17:06 AM PST · by JZelle · 15 replies · 559+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-23-06 | JUSTIN M. NORTON
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gary Sheffield knew full well he was doping, and Jason Giambi was turned on to a cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs similar to what Barry Bonds was taking, according to a new book. "Game of Shadows," set for release Thursday, says BALCO's performance-enhancing drugs were used by several athletes, including track stars Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery, NFL players such as Bill Romanowski, and sluggers including Bonds, Sheffield and Giambi. It centers on Bonds' allegedly extensive drug regimen - steroids, human growth hormone, insulin and more - but also undercuts Sheffield's claims that he took designer steroids...
  • Bush: Clear Strategy Will Ensure Victory in Iraq

    11/30/2005 4:25:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 347+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – A clear, comprehensive U.S. strategy is showing solid progress in Iraq and will ultimately defeat terrorists there and ensure a free Iraq that inspires democratic reformers throughout the Middle East, President Bush said today in Annapolis, Md. Bush shared details of the "U.S. National Strategy for Victory in Iraq" today, emphasizing that the United States won't surrender Iraq to terrorists and won't abandon its mission there until it's finished. Speaking to the brigade of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, Bush assured the group he wants the same thing all Americans want: to see U.S....
  • Troops Clear Junkyard of Bomb-making Ammo

    11/01/2005 4:34:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 302+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 1, 2005
    A U.S. soldier assigned to Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, prepares a pile of munitions for demolition in rural east Baghdad, Iraq. A scrap-metal junkyard was cleared of unexploded ordnance, which included 1,135 mortar rounds, 632 artillery rounds, 195 rockets, 22 mines and six bombs. U.S. Army photo | More photos Troops Clear Junkyard of Bomb-making Ammo The ordnance-clearing operation was completed with a focus on safety and there were no injuries during the controlled detonations. By U.S. Amry 2nd Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 1, 2005 — More than 2,400 rounds of...
  • Ginseng Can Help Keep You Clear Of Colds, Say Scientists

    10/25/2005 5:37:57 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 899+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2005 | Nic Fleming
    Ginseng can help keep you clear of colds, say scientists By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent (Filed: 25/10/2005) People who take ginseng suffer substantially fewer colds, research published yesterday showed. Only one in 10 of those given daily doses of North American ginseng root extract suffered two or more colds during four months including winter, compared with almost a quarter of those taking placebos. While a range of health benefits have been claimed for the herb, including combating flu and colds, many previous attempts to test such claims scientifically have been of poor quality. Publication of the research in the Canadian...
  • A word from Major E.

    10/25/2005 5:48:22 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies · 1,109+ views
    Powerline ^ | October 25, 2005 | Major E
    Major E. is our man at Camp Victory in Baghdad. Today he writes to comment on the attack on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, heading his report "Bombs in Baghdad -- Spectacularly Ineffective": ****************** "By now, I am sure that many of your readers have seen the eye-catching video of multiple vehicle bombs detonating in front of a Baghdad hotel. Since it is being broadcast all over the airwaves, I just wanted to remind readers that even though it was an apparent public relations success for the terrorists, the attack was a failure in military terms. The number of terrorists...
  • Bonds' final home run jog a joyless one

    09/16/2005 11:15:51 AM PDT · by JZelle · 65 replies · 1,859+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-16-05 | Tom Knott
    The joylessness of Barry Bonds is immutable now. His return in pursuit of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron is made of radioactive stuff. His undertaking is hard to embrace. It smacks of wrong. The fun is absent amid the clearing of throats. Bonds now lives in his imaginary bunker to ward off the slings and arrows of the BALCO scandal. He is the victim, of course. He is both the victim of BALCO and an unsympathetic national press that sees his exploits through the lens of race. His is an understandable gambit. What else does he have to play? More...
  • Israeli Soldiers Clear Out Gaza Strip

    08/17/2005 9:14:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 202 replies · 4,188+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 17, 2005 | AMY TEIBEL
    NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip - Jewish settlers sobbed and screamed, some of them ripping their shirts in mourning, as Israeli troops dragged them from homes and synagogues Wednesday — the beginning of the end of Israel's 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip. In the West Bank, a settler killed four Palestinian laborers in a shooting rampage, which Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon denounced as a twisted act of "Jewish terror" designed to stop the historic pullout. Despite the escalation of Israeli-Palestinian tensions, the eviction of die-hard settlers and their nationalist supporters who flooded into Gaza in recent weeks moved forward...
  • Mugabe Riot Police Clear Churches Of Homeless

    07/21/2005 5:30:21 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 476+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-22-2005 | Peta Thorncroft
    Mugabe riot police clear churches of homeless By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 22/07/2005) Armed riot police and youth militia of Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu PF party are rounding up homeless people who have sought refuge in church compounds where they fled after their homes were demolished by the government. Witnesses said hundreds were cleared from about 17 churches in the country's second city of Bulawayo. Clergymen said they believed the homeless had been taken to a government "transit" camp and would then be dumped in remote rural areas. They were victims of President Robert Mugabe's "Operation Restore Order", during which...
  • No CLEAR consensus on immigration-enforcement bill

    12/15/2004 8:47:39 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 6 replies · 257+ views
    CNN.com ^ | December 14, 2004 | Lou Dobbs
    CNN) -- The fight for border security and immigration-law reform will continue when the new Congress convenes in January. Following the exclusion of key immigration provisions in the intelligence reform bill, Congress has promised to take an immediate look at a plan to institute national driver's license standards. That may renew interest in another stalled proposal: a plan to track down more of the estimated 15 million illegal aliens living in the United States.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Some U.S. election experts wonder if vote will produce early clear winner

    10/24/2004 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 905+ views
    CBC .com ^ | 10/24/04 | BETH GORHAM
    Some U.S. election experts wonder if vote will produce early clear winner 09:27 PM EDT Oct 24 BETH GORHAM WASHINGTON (CP) - With just a week to go in a deadlocked U.S. election race already plagued by major voting problems, accusations of trickery and a deluge of lawsuits, there are two big questions. It's no longer just a matter of who's going to win the Nov. 2 vote but when there will be a clear winner. Some election experts are warning that Americans could be facing another messy repeat of 2000, when the country endured a bitter five-week Florida recount...
  • RCP Electorial Count (they stop using zogby and SV)

    09/22/2004 8:42:57 AM PDT · by BoBToMatoE · 18 replies · 1,909+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9-22-2004 | Real Clear Politics
    STATE POLLS : We have discontinued the use of partisan polls and Internet aided polls in our state averages. We had been using Strategic Vision and Zogby Interactive polls through the summer, primarily because in many states there just wasn't much public polling information. However, with under six weeks until the election there are more than enough independent polls in the major battleground states.
  • CA: Problems are clear - solution, too (ACLU&schools lawsuit misses real solution - vouchers)

    08/25/2004 8:54:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 200+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/25/04 | Alan Bonsteel
    On Aug. 10, the Schwarzenegger administration reached an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to settle its lawsuit demanding better education for California's neediest students. The good news is the lawsuit focused enormous attention on how decrepit and dysfunctional our public schools have become, especially those serving our most disadvantaged families. The bad news is it will do nothing to improve our public schools. After the suit was launched by the ACLU in 2000, the Davis administration fought it with the $320-per-hour O'Melveny and Myers law firm and $14.5 million in legal fees. Their hardball lawyers deposed kids as...
  • China Says Pigs Clear Of Bird Flu

    08/24/2004 5:35:57 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 225+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-25-2004
    China says pigs clear of bird flu Scientists fear more humans could be infected in the future The Chinese government says tests have found that its pigs are clear of a highly virulent strain of bird flu. The statement comes several days after a Chinese scientist said cases of the H5N1 strain of the virus had been discovered in pigs in 2003 and 2004. The World Health Organization said it was seeking clarification on the issue. If the spread of bird flu to pigs is confirmed, there is a fear that the virus could mutate into a strain more easily...
  • CA: A talk to clear the air (Environmentalists to chat with Schwarzenegger)

    08/11/2004 10:37:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 229+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/11/04 | Jim Hinch
    SACRAMENTO – One year after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for office as a "green" Republican, more than two dozen of the state's top environmental advocates are gathering today to confront him with what they call his decidedly mixed record on the environment. In the governor's first face-to-face meeting with environmentalists since his election, 37 leaders of groups ranging from the Sierra Club to the League of Conservation Voters will sit down with Schwarzenegger today to lament environmental budget cuts, protest their exclusion from key policy decisions and request his support for bills to promote energy conservation and protect oak woodlands....
  • CA: State budget's final hurdles hardest to clear

    07/16/2004 6:54:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 271+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/16/04 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - As the rest of California watches the ongoing battle over the state budget with some detachment, Jill Marchuk has a far more vital stake in how the final issues play out - her job as a transportation clerk with the Folsom Cordova school district. Now 17 days late, the budget has been stalled over differences between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature's Democratic majority on three key issues, including a 2002 law that largely prohibits schools from hiring private companies to operate district bus systems and perform groundskeeping and janitorial duties. They're also at odds over a...
  • Searches, arrests set agency apart (Cochise LEOs "Get It")

    05/30/2004 6:15:35 PM PDT · by NewRomeTacitus · 20 replies · 308+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 05-26-2004 | Ignacio Ibarra
    "We've been told and promised repeatedly over the last six years that this is a federal responsibility and that the federal government is going to get this area under operational control. The problem is, I still don't know what they mean by operational control."- Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever This roundup was near Palominas. Next: Lt. Al Tomlinson searches a culvert in Bisbee for signs of illegal entrants. One of the motivations, he says, is personal: He was involved in the recovery of 38 bodies last year. Cochise deputies aid Border Patrol It's just past midnight as the brown sedan...
  • Jurors Clear Teacher Over Muslim Girl's Assault Claim (UK)

    03/11/2004 6:12:10 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 253+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-12-2004 | David Sapsted
    Jurors clear teacher over Muslim girl's assault claim By David Sapsted (Filed: 12/03/2004)Hazel Dick An "outstanding" teacher was unanimously cleared by a jury yesterday of a religiously motivated assault on a Muslim pupil. Hazel Dick, the head of science at a comprehensive in Peterborough, had the charge of religiously aggravated assault hanging over her for a year after a girl claimed that she had ripped off her headscarf. Yesterday, at the end of a three-day trial, it took just 50 minutes for a jury at Peterborough Crown Court to find her innocent. As the verdict was announced in one of...
  • BBC In Crisis, Blair In Clear

    01/28/2004 5:50:35 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 199+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-29-2004 | George Jones
    BBC in crisis, Blair in clear By George Jones, Political Editor (Filed: 29/01/2004) The BBC was plunged into the biggest crisis in its history last night when Gavyn Davies quit as the chairman of governors after the corporation was heavily criticised and the Government cleared unequivocally by the Hutton report. Lord Hutton said the BBC's central allegations that the Government inserted intelligence into its dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction probably knowing it to be wrong and had ordered the dossier to be "sexed up" were "unfounded". The political world was astonished by the way in which Tony Blair...
  • Immigration fixes real and imagined: Nice carrot, Mr President, where's the stick?

    01/17/2004 1:06:24 PM PST · by WOSG · 21 replies · 7,010+ views
    FRN Column | January 16, 2004 | Patrick McGuinness
    Immigration fixes real and imagined: Nice carrot, Mr President, where's the stick? The Bush and Cornyn proposal to create a guest worker program does address one way to "solve" illegal immigration: Let them stay. The Bush guest worker proposal however doesnt address causes of illegal immigration and our failure at many levels to stop it. Nor does it ask or propose what level of immigration is in our best interests. We need a comprehensive policy that adresses those questions if we are even to know whether guest worker visas are an appropriate part of the best broader immigration policy. Yet...
  • GOP uncertainty in recall may clear today --- Arnold Schwarzenegger says he'll announce on Leno

    08/06/2003 6:43:07 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 215+ views
    USA Today ^ | 08/06/03 | Martin Kasindorf
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Potential candidates in California's Oct. 7 recall election are eyeing one another nervously, waiting for someone to break the tension over who will run to succeed Democratic Gov. Gray Davis if voters oust him. With Saturday's deadline to file for a spot on the ballot approaching fast, "this reminds me of the scene in Gunfight at the OK Corral right before the first shot is fired," Republican campaign consultant Dan Schnur says. "As soon as the first one draws, there'll be bullets flying in every direction."</p>
  • Bill Would Empower Police to Arrest Deportation Absconders

    08/05/2003 7:48:39 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 5, 2003 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Chairman John Hostettler’s (R.-Ind.) House Subcommittee on Immigration will hold a hearing on the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act (CLEAR) in September, making it one of the few pieces of immigration enforcement legislation that may get a vote on the House floor in this Congress. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Charlie Norwood (R.-Ga.), would make it easier for local law enforcement agencies to enforce some immigration laws and reimburse them for the cost of doing so. "Miguel Angelo Gordoba is a child molester and illegally in our country. In August 2001, he finished a four-year sentence at...
  • Our conscience is clear, say BBC

    07/19/2003 7:46:38 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 17 replies · 211+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | July 19, 2003 | Matt Born
    If Dave Kelly is dead, he is dead because of something that happened in journalism which means that we all have to look to our consciences," said Tom Mangold, a television journalist and friend of the Ministry of Defence scientist at the centre of the "sexed up" dossier row. But the BBC was adamant yesterday that its conscience was clear. The Today correspondent Andrew Gilligan admitted that the allegation on May 29 that the Iraq dossier had been "sexed up" came from a single source. The Government immediately accused the BBC of shoddy journalism. It also criticised the corporation for...
  • GATECRASHER IN CLEAR --- No Charge For Royal Gatecrasher

    07/14/2003 9:32:28 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 175+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/14/03 | Staff Writer
    The comedian who gatecrashed Prince William's 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle will face no further action from police, according to Scotland Yard. Self-styled Comedy Terrorist Aaron Barschak, 37, was able to stand next to the prince dressed as Osama bin Laden before he was arrested. Scotland Yard said the decision was taken following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service. Barschak was initially released on police bail after he evaded officers from the royalty and diplomatic protection group and got into the African-themed party on June 21. At least nine police officers were served with notices telling them they were...