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  • Thomas Sowell: The Inconvenient Truth about Ghetto Communities’ Social Breakdown

    05/05/2015 6:53:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/05/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina. Totally ignored was the fact that a black policeman in Alabama fatally shot an unarmed white teenager, and was cleared of any charges, at about the same time that...
  • Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist

    02/19/2015 10:15:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/19/15 | Josh Lederman - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought to use this week's White House summit on violent extremism to urge the world to broaden its response far beyond military interventions. U.S. airstrikes have managed to blunt some of the militants' gains in Iraq and Syria, but they don't address the extreme ideologies that underpin deadly groups...
  • Communities Come Together to Support the Smith Family(A Portrait of Real America)

    01/25/2014 10:02:50 PM PST · by WVNan · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/25/14 | TJ Satterfield
    <p>It has been years since I posted anything, but I want this local story to go viral. It's real America we don't hear about that much these days. I hope I'm doing this right.</p>

    11/20/2012 2:40:35 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 23 replies
    UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, and all human beings in the world. INVENTORY AND CONTROL. Have you wondered where these terms 'sustainability' and 'smart growth' and 'high density urban mixed use development' came from? Doesn't it seem like about 10 years ago you'd never heard of them and now everything seems to include these concepts? Is that just a coincidence? That every town and county and state and nation in the world would be changing their...
  • Illegal immigrant in murder case had prior arrest

    09/28/2011 7:37:04 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 09/28/2011 | Maria Sacchetti
    Scituate police arrested an illegal immigrant from Brazil for motor-vehicle violations three months before he allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend to death in a brutal attack this week, reigniting debate over whether Massachusetts should participate in the federal Secure Communities program. Police arrested Marcelo Almeida, a 41-year-old laborer, on June 19 on charges of operating without a license and other charges after the black Nissan Maxima he was driving almost collided head on with a police car, according to documents from Hingham District Court. He was later found guilty of unlicensed driving and responsible for other charges. Almeida paid a...
  • Redistricting and the 'communities of interest' (How about "gayborhoods",armenians&black farmers?)

    07/16/2011 10:29:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/16/11 | Paul Saffo
    Do you live in a "gayborhood"? Are you part of an Armenian sub-community or do you reside among black farmers and agriculturists? These and myriad other questions that most of us have never thought to ask will be answered Aug. 15, the day the Citizen's Redistricting Commission is scheduled to release its final maps. .. Among the criteria that the commission must consider when drawing its boundaries is "community of interest," a concept so vague as to remind one of Justice Potter Stewart's famous definition of pornography - "I know it when I see it." Knowing a community when one...
  • Public Housing Likely for Suburbs of Green Township Ohio

    04/02/2011 9:49:18 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 10 replies
    Cincinnati News | April 1, 2011 | Howard
    Green Township is being singled out because federal investigators believe the housing authority blocked new public housing there for at least the past two years. More public housing for the poor is likely headed to Green Township and some other communities as part of a deal to resolve a discrimination complaint against Cincinnati's housing authority.
  • Napolitano touts safety of US border communities

    01/31/2011 7:49:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | Walt Weissert - ap
    EL PASO, Texas – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that U.S. communities on the border with Mexico are safer than most Americans believe, but also warned Mexican drug cartels they'll be "met by an overwhelming response" should they move north. Napolitano told an audience at the University of Texas at El Paso — just across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez and the unprecedented wave of drug-fueled violence engulfing it — that it's "inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control." "This statement, often made only to score...
  • Senate Bill Marks Next Step in Federal ‘Sustainable Communities’ Plan (right from U.N)

    08/06/2010 1:37:10 PM PDT · by goldendays · 34 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | August 06, 2010 | Matt Cover
    Senate Bill Marks Next Step in Federal ‘Sustainable Communities’ Plan Friday, August 06, 2010 By Matt Cover, Staff Writer President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (CNSNews.com) – A federal neighborhood planning program to provide grants for environmentally sound, sustainable living communities moved one step closer to being funded Tuesday, when the Senate Banking Committee passed the Livable Communities Act on a 12-10 party line vote. The act would provide money for part of President Barack Obama’s “Partnership for Sustainable Communities,” which seeks to...

    05/05/2009 6:31:54 PM PDT · by carolgr · 14 replies · 581+ views
    Love Canal was not a one-time aberration. The 1997 National Research Council’s estimate that the cost of cleaning up the thousands of known contaminated U.S. sites at that time could take 75 years and cost $1 trillion. In 2002 the EPA cited General Motors and Ford as two of the top 100 corporate air polluters. A March 12, 2000 information sheet released by Stanford University stated that GM’s Delphi facility in Indiana released 603,900 pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment in 1994 alone. The sheet also said that GM discharged more than 1,100 tons of volatile organic compounds in...
  • America Supports You: Communities Embrace Texas Family After Tragedy (GRAB TISSUES!)

    11/06/2007 3:58:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 109+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Toni Maltagliati
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2007 – Troops in Iraq know too well how quickly life can take a wrong turn. An outpouring of goodwill and support from the public is helping one wounded soldier and his wife cope with a tragic loss. For Army Spc. John A. Johnson, the fifth improvised-explosive-device blast he experienced in Iraq, in August, was the one that caused traumatic brain injury that landed him at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio for treatment. Two months later, when he was being discharged, his wife and three children left El Paso and headed east to meet him....
  • Online Communities: A Map

    05/02/2007 9:41:19 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 292+ views
    xkcd.com ^ | 2007.05.02 | Randall Munroe
    Web cartoonist Randall Munroe has created a map showing the "world of online communities". The map depicts communities such as LiveJournal, YTMND, Usenet, and Second Life as geographic regions whose sizes are based upon their populations, and whose locations are based upon their purposes and orientations. It's enlightening, funny, and worth a look.
  • Housing Fetish

    01/30/2007 9:49:12 PM PST · by B-Chan · 35 replies · 1,147+ views
    Kunstler.com ^ | 2007.01.29 | James Kunstler
    Martha Stewart was not an accident of history. She came along in the late 20th century as a kind of spirit guide to a society whose bad choices and misinvestments had led to the wholesale destruction of any place in America that people called home. And by this I mean the towns, neighborhoods, and city districts of our land, not just the individual dwellings. By the 1980s, America had been converted, with monstrous efficiency, into what I have called a geography of nowhere, a panorama of identical highway strips, malls, big box warehouses, fried food out-parcels, and free parking wastelands...
  • Iraqi Communities Benefit From Projects

    07/17/2006 7:39:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 335+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. William Jones
    Iraqi Communities Benefit From Projects Local contractors, civilian work force, local neighborhoods benefit from Civil Affairs projects. By U.S. Army Spc. William Jones 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, July 17, 2006-- One Iraqi community after another is benefiting from the efforts of people working together to improve the infrastructure of Iraq after years of neglect and war and at the same time putting the labor force back to work. "This helps to improve their infrastructure and it gives them an economic base." Capt. Jonathan Walden These behind-the-scenes people are working closely with the local Iraqi leadership to...
  • Women Build Communities, Instill Hope, Dreams in DoD, Nation

    03/21/2006 5:04:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 373+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., March 21, 2006 – Annual observances provide a chance to reflect on history that defines "how women were treated and how they struggled, organized and contributed significantly to the positive change in this country," a history-making woman general said here today. Army Brig. Gen. Belinda Pinckney, principal deputy director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, tells the audience at the Defense Department's observance of Women's History Month that the annual event isn't about idealizing women. "It's about expanding the vision of what women can do," she said. Photo by Rudi Williams  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Women: Building communities, dreams

    03/07/2006 5:12:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Commentary by Airman 1st Class Kara Torres
    3/7/2006 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- Since the beginning of time, women have played an important role in human existence. We are daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mentors and teachers. Mothers can magically heal a “boo-boo” with a kiss and a bandage; they say the right things to mend a broken heart or provide a hug or a shoulder to cry on. But women are not only emotional, loving creatures. When American Soldiers were sent to the world’s aid in World War I, women stepped up to the plate to take care of America, rear children,...
  • Acting PM Olmert: War Against Unauthorized Jewish Communities

    01/18/2006 3:50:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 252+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan 18, '06 | Ezra HaLevi
    Israel's acting prime minister, MK Ehud Olmert, has declared war, not against Hamas or the Islamic Jihad, but against unauthorized Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Olmert, at a meeting Wednesday afternoon with security officials, ordered the IDF to draw up clear plans to prevent the creation of new outposts and to destroy existing ones. Nearly every community in Judea and Samaria started as or engaged in building projects that were unauthorized at some stage. Israel's ambiguous policies with regard to the future of Judea and Samaria have been blamed for this trend, as various government coalition members and heads...
  • Mofaz Orders Destruction of Three More Communities

    01/13/2006 6:37:26 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 210+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 11:15 Jan 13, '06 / 13 Tevet 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Mofaz Orders Destruction of Three More Communities 11:15 Jan 13, '06 / 13 Tevet 5766 By Ezra HaLevi DM Sha'ul Mofaz has authorized the destruction of three Jewish neighborhoods in the Shomron. There are 7, 380 demolition orders against illegal Arab buildings that remain unexecuted. The threatened communities, called "unauthorized outposts" by the government, are Skully's Farm near Elon Moreh, the Arussi Farm near Har Bracha and Hill 725, near Yitzhar. Mofaz took advantage of the media attention to the alleged uprooting of Arab olive trees to declare that the outposts to be destroyed are close to the sites of...
  • Kentucky Communities Support Hometown Troops in Iraq

    11/10/2005 9:27:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 407+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – When the Kentucky Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery, was activated to deploy to Iraq in November 2004, citizens in the soldier's communities banded together to shower them with support. Ten months later, the communities are still showering their citizen-soldiers with support. People in the rural communities of Glasgow, Tompkinsville and surrounding counties started supporting the soldiers when the unit was in an eight-week training program at Fort Dix, N.J. Soldiers who could afford it had the option to come home for a week during the 2004 Christmas holiday season before leaving for...
  • Might Be Moving to Allentown

    10/14/2005 8:26:50 PM PDT · by dpa5923 · 41 replies · 550+ views
    Me | Today | Me
    I am looking at a possible job in the Allentown area of PA. I need so info on schools, community, crime, cost of living, etc., etc. Forgive the vanity, but this is only my 3rd vanity in over 4 years and I know my fellow freepers are a source of knowledge. If you have any input, please provide. Thanks!
  • Paradise In A Bubble - retirement, voting and planned communities

    07/25/2005 2:27:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies · 1,552+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 25, 2005 | JIM TUNSTALL jtunstall@tampatrib.com
    LADY LAKE - Some see it as growth gone wild - a wave of houses and happy faces that has changed this three- county corner of Old Florida forever. But for every critic, there are scores of supporters, especially those who live in The Villages, a retirement community that has replaced yesterday's pastures and pines with 27,000 single-family houses in Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. To many, the development's lifestyle and hundreds of activities are irresistible. ``I spent three months [looking for a home] in eastern and western Florida and didn't see anything like this,'' says Chico Mir, 66, a...
  • Understand terrorism? Ridiculous - ("poverty, social alienation, colonial past" are phony excuses)

    07/22/2005 8:12:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 518+ views
    The evasive reaction of many British Muslims to the bombings in London will strike Americans as depressingly familiar. In past decades, explosions of criminal violence in the U.S. were rationalized as the inevitable products of racism and poverty. The solution, Americans were told by their leaders, was more understanding and more government money. Such therapies didn't work here, and they won't work there. The London-based Financial Times provided this bit of clucking context for the four men who killed at least 55 people: "immigrant families ... often carry with them difficult memories of a colonial past that hampers integration." So...
  • Sprawl closes in on military facilities

    02/02/2005 11:33:55 PM PST · by Little_shoe · 5 replies · 534+ views
    USA TODAY via Yahoo News ^ | 2/2/05 | Haya El Nasser,
    This is where F-16 fighter pilots train for war. The sleek, pointy-nosed "Fighting Falcons" take off and land 150 times a day. They zoom off to the Barry M. Goldwater Range to practice air-to-air combat and drop real bombs on simulated targets. The Sonoran Desert seems like an ideal, out-of-the-way spot for such noisy and dangerous war exercises. And it was - 60 years ago. "We were out in the boonies," says Col. Robin Rand, Luke's commander. "For many years, we didn't have to worry about community relations." Now, they do. The boonies are fast disappearing, and combat training and...
  • The European Battleground

    12/04/2004 8:47:50 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 581+ views
    Private Email - Terrorism Monitor - Volume II, Issue 23 Jamestown Foundation | DECEMBER 2, 2004 | MICHAEL TAARNBY
    The assassination of the controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh has provoked some uncomfortable debates in Europe. The killer was not dispatched on his mission by sinister al-Qaeda masterminds scheming somewhere from their hideout in Asia. On the contrary, the assassin epitomizes the new European jihadists: a very loosely connected network with little or no organizational links to Osama bin Laden. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) noted in its 2004 annual report that support and recruitment for Islamist terrorism is increasing worldwide. Any illusions that Europe would be spared a mega-terror attack were shattered with the coordinated attacks...
  • GOP on the Edge

    11/26/2004 5:56:39 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 3 replies · 306+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Nov. 23, 2004 | James Taranto
    GOP on the Edge The Los Angeles Times notes an interesting trend in political demographics: In this month's election, President Bush carried 97 of the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, most of them "exurban" communities that are rapidly transforming farmland into subdivisions and shopping malls on the periphery of major metropolitan areas. . . These growing areas, filled largely with younger families fleeing urban centers in search of affordable homes, are providing the GOP a foothold in blue Democratic-leaning states and solidifying the party's control over red Republican-leaning states. Many agree that in these high-growth communities, as in much of the...
  • CA: How closing bases can be good for our communities

    03/21/2004 9:09:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 214+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/21/04 | Daniel Weintraub
    <p>MONTEREY - With the federal government poised to begin another round of military base closures, California politicians from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on down are moving into position to argue against shutting any of the state's 62 remaining military installations.</p> <p>To do otherwise would be considered political suicide. Nobody ever got elected by agreeing to move jobs, even low-paying government jobs, out of their community.</p>
  • Regional Governance is Here

    03/01/2004 8:54:04 AM PST · by PropertyRightsResearch.org · 11 replies · 975+ views
    Henry Lamb ^ | March 1, 2004 | Henry Lamb
    Regional Governance is Here "This commission has become a nightmare, beyond the reach of either state government, or Congress, short of repealing the Act altogether. This appointed commission has absolute authority over all land use within the designated counties, with the authority to override both county and state elected officials..." March 1, 2004 By Henry Lamb henry@freedom.org NewsWithViews.com To submit a Letter to the Editor: newswithviews@newswithviews.com There are currently six Regional Commissions in place, or pending final approval, which impact states from New York to California; from Florida to Washington. Few people realize that these regional commissions even exist, or...
  • Senior U.S. diplomats press Israel on settlements [William Burns]

    09/29/2003 7:46:21 PM PDT · by yonif · 33 replies · 283+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 30/09/2003 05:15 | Zvi Zrahiya
    DETROIT - A senior U.S. diplomat said on Monday that Israel's refusal to stop building settlements in the West Bank threatened its future as a democratic Jewish state. The warning came in a speech by William Burns, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, at the U.S.-Arab Economic Forum in Detroit, a conference exploring ways of fostering growth, development and trade between the United States and the Arab world. "As Israeli settlements expand and their populations increase, it becomes increasingly difficult to see how the two peoples will be separated into two states," Burns said. "The fact is that...
  • West Bank settlements lead Israeli population growth

    07/29/2003 8:46:34 AM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 202+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 29, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The population in settlements in the West Bank grew three times as fast as in Israel overall in 2002, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. The population of West Bank settlements grew by 5.7 percent in 2002, while the overall population of Israel and Jewish areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip grew by 1.9 percent, the bureau said. Bureau spokeswoman Yael Nathan said the West Bank growth was a jump from the 5 percent level in 2001, and was concentrated in settlements dominated by ultra-Orthodox Jews. The settlements, which are fiercely opposed by the Palestinians, were expected...
  • IDF dismantles Yitzhar outpost near Nablus

    06/19/2003 10:43:35 AM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 19, 2003 | MATTHEW GUTMAN
    After a brief lacuna in army activity, discussions between the settler leadership and the IDF gave way to the sounds of bulldozer engines igniting. Reinforcement troops from the Nachshon Unit and the Armored Corps arrived with 5kg hammers to aid in the dismantling of Mitzpe Yitzhar, adjacent to settlement of Yitzhar, south of Nablus on theWest Bank. Only ten people lived in the illegal outpost, but over 1,000 settlers arrived Thursday to resist its removal. Despite MKs Uri Ariel, Yuri Stern, and Samaria Regional Council head Bentzi Lieberman asking the protestors not to respond violently, scuffles between settlers and soldiers...
  • Moving to California

    10/18/2002 7:31:30 PM PDT · by joonbug · 9 replies · 1,204+ views
    We will be moving to Los Angeles in the next 1 to 1 1/2 years. Originally from the Midwest, now living in New Zealand for 2 years. Looking for good communities in West LA. My job will involve driving between multiple locations in LA - downtown, N Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Torrance. I want to keep driving time reasonable. Our kids will probably be in private schools, but we want a community with good public schools as a backup. Ages primary school, middle school and high school. Also want to be reasonably close to the ocean as it is cooler...
  • Best Place to Live in USA

    03/21/2002 9:42:47 PM PST · by andrew · 225 replies · 11,818+ views
    N/A ^ | March 21, 2002 | Me
    If you could live and work from anywhere in the U.S, where would that be? Take into consideration lifestyle, schools, recreation, weather, cost and quality of life, etc.