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  • NRA dials up heat on gun ban (in Illinois)

    02/03/2005 7:55:53 AM PST · by CHICAGOFARMER · 16 replies · 1,583+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2.3.2005 | By Ray Long and Christi Parsons
    NRA dials up heat on gun ban in (Illinois) SPRINGFIELD -- Fresh off its success at poking holes in a Wilmette handgun ban, the National Rifle Association has launched a new legislative drive to dismantle strong gun prohibitions in Chicago and test Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wavering commitment to broader gun control. Taking direct aim at Mayor Richard Daley's hard-line stance against the proliferation of guns, the NRA package of state legislation would allow residents of Chicago and other communities that ban handgun ownership to legally keep the weapons in their homes for self-defense purposes. It also would hold Chicago and...
  • Unreasonable searches: Court sticks a nose in our business

    01/31/2005 5:08:11 AM PST · by billorites · 48 replies · 1,114+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | January 31, 2005 | Editorial
    LAST MONDAY the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Fourth Amendment, and hardly anyone noticed. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens "against unreasonable searches and seizures." In a case involving a man arrested for marijuana possession during a traffic stop, the court ruled 6 to 2 that the police do not need a reason to have a drug-sniffing dog search a car. An officer can use a dog to search the outside of a car as long as the officer conducts the search within the time it takes to write up a ticket, the court decided. If the officer...
  • U.S. students say press freedoms go too far

    01/31/2005 10:13:23 AM PST · by Jay777 · 51 replies · 1,213+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | Mon Jan 31 | Greg Toppo
    <p>One in three U.S. high school students say the press ought to be more restricted, and even more say the government should approve newspaper stories before readers see them, according to a survey being released today.</p> <p>The survey of 112,003 students finds that 36% believe newspapers should get "government approval" of stories before publishing; 51% say they should be able to publish freely; 13% have no opinion.</p>
  • Man Charged in Wife's Seat Belt Death

    01/12/2005 6:47:51 AM PST · by Ellesu · 210 replies · 4,181+ views ^ | 01/12/05
    She died at the scene of the crash, but her husband walked away. State police say the difference is he was wearing a seat belt. Troopers tell 9 News shortly after 12:30 p.m., the couple was headed west on I-10 near the Prairieville exit, when their truck's rear tire blew out. The vehicle began to spin out of control, eventually flipping in a group of trees. Troopers say the force of the crash threw the passenger, 50-year-old Lesa Stanton of Gretna, 30 feet out of the truck behind some bushes. The coroner pronounced her dead at the scene. Troopers say...
  • The Future is Just around the corner, National ID card and wired government intrusion.

    01/15/2005 12:12:40 AM PST · by GoldenOrchid · 37 replies · 1,370+ views
    ACLU ^ | 01-14-05 | ?????
    Take a look/listen at this short video....HERE.... It is a humorus video of the National ID card program. Is this going to happen here in the USA? Most European nations already have a National citizen ID program. Again it's very funny and worth a laugh and a thought too..
  • The Truth About Separation Of Church And State (Exposing Leftist Lies)

    01/11/2005 10:15:29 AM PST · by Lindykim · 15 replies · 1,752+ views
    Christian Underground ^ | Jan. 12, 2005 | Joseph Grant Swank
    The Christian Underground READ IT - LEARN FROM IT - PRAY OVER IT - SHARE IT --- The Truth About Separation Of Church And State By Joseph Grant Swank Jan 10, 2005 Liberals have run off with this phrase, prostituting it per usual. The matter is simple. It's this: America does not want a state church. England has a state church — the Anglican Church. America does not want one denomination considered The Nation's Church. On the other hand, America has a religious heritage. It's not Muslim. It's not Hindu. It's not Shinto. It's not animism. It's not New...
  • GOP admits small government no longer its driving force

    01/02/2005 12:44:40 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 69 replies · 2,191+ views ^ | 12 31 04 |
    Republicans have given up the pretense that their party is the party of small government. “One of the most misunderstood parts of Hoosier culture is that Hoosiers are reluctant of change of any kind,” State Rep. Luke Messer told Brian Howey, publisher of Indianapolis Eye News, in an article that identifies an undercurrent in Indiana to have a constitutional convention. “If we have a strong leader, Hoosiers are willing to step up and make big changes. Bob Knight and Larry Bird were pretty big figures in Hoosier culture and they have been willing to make big changes. What we want...
  • Republican county attorney in Kansas changes registration to Libertarian

    12/31/2004 12:18:54 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 1,503+ views ^ | 12 30 04 |
    After being elected twice as a Republican to the position of county attorney in Anderson County, Kan., Fred Campbell decided following the Nov. 2 elections to drop his Republican Party affiliation in favor of the Libertarian Party, saying the GOP has abandoned the idea of minimal government. Campbell was re-elected in November with no opposition. He has been a Republican for years, primarily because he's "always been in favor of less government rather than more," he said. "I've always thought that the Republican Party was the major party that went along with that philosophy," Campbell explained. "But in the last...
  • Bar-coded licenses promoted in New Jersey

    12/30/2004 6:07:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,458+ views
    Bar-coded licenses promoted in New Jersey Published in the Home News Tribune 12/30/04 WASHINGTON -- Walk into one of New Jersey's 45 motor-vehicle offices to get a drivers license and you're instantly under surveillance by closed-circuit TV and an undercover officer. Even before you get in line, a state worker checks your passport, birth certificate or other required documents. When you get your license, you'll notice a bar code on the back that police officers can read with electronic scanners to verify your identity -- one of 22 security features built into the card. And forget about renewing your license...
  • Six SEALs sue AP, reporter

    12/28/2004 10:03:56 PM PST · by kattracks · 26 replies · 2,897+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    Six Navy SEALs filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press and one of its reporters yesterday, saying the news organization revealed their identities, compromised their security and invaded their privacy by publishing personal photographs in a Dec. 4 story.     The complaint says AP reporter Seth Hettena used about 40 images from the personal photo-storage Web site of a Navy SEAL wife. [snip] The images were picked up by the Arab press, including Al Jazeera, and have made their way onto a billboard outside U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where detainees from the war on terror are being kept. The...
  • PC on earth for Santa: Boy Claus booted out of N.H. school dance

    12/23/2004 10:29:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 970+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 24, 2004 | Kevin Rothstein
    A 12-year-old New Hampshire boy who wanted to jolly up his junior high dance by dressing in a Santa suit instead got a lesson in political correctness when his Scroogelike principal turned the student away, fearing he might offend his classmates.
  • Pledge protester faces recall vote

    12/20/2004 10:45:54 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 20 replies · 676+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | December 21, | Valerie Richardson
    Voters in this woodsy mountain village will decide soon whether to recall a member of the town's Board of Trustees who refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. David Habecker, a two-term member of the board, faces a Feb. 15 recall vote after drawing the community's ire for refusing to stand because he objects to the phrase "under God." He said the wording violates Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which states that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." "This makes the Pledge a religious...
  • Medical marijuana: The real stakes

    12/17/2004 9:12:14 AM PST · by inquest · 441 replies · 4,112+ views ^ | 12-10-04 | Jeff Jacoby
    Ashcroft v. Raich, the Supreme Court's medical marijuana case, isn't really about medical marijuana. It's about power -- the power of Congress to exert control, and the power of the Constitution to rein Congress in. The named plaintiff in this case is Angel McClary Raich, a California mother of two afflicted with an awful array of diseases, including tumors in her brain and uterus, asthma, severe weight loss, and endometriosis. To ease her symptoms, doctors put her on dozens of standard medications. When none of them helped, they prescribed marijuana. That did help -- so much so that Raich, who...
  • N.M. Church May Use Special hallucinogenic Tea for Christmas Services, SCOTUS

    12/12/2004 6:31:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies · 1,252+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12.10.04
    N.M. Church May Use Special Tea for Now Fri Dec 10, 8:09 PM ET By MARY PEREA, Associated Press WriterALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) sided Friday with a New Mexico church that wants to use hallucinogenic tea as part of its Christmas services, despite government objections that the tea is illegal and potentially dangerous. The high court lifted a temporary stay issued last week against using the hoasca tea while it decides whether the Brazil-based O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal is permitted to make it a permanent part of its services. The...
  • Anti-hunters create litigation division

    12/07/2004 8:33:03 PM PST · by Calpernia · 48 replies · 2,008+ views
    Humane Society of the United States to challenge hunting via courts U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance — Dec. 3, 2004 The nation's largest anti-hunting group has launched a new legal department to challenge sportsmen in the courts. An Animal Protection Litigation section was created in the wake of the recent merger of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Fund for Animals. Attorney Jonathan Lovvorn was selected to head the department. The organization intends to add four litigating attorneys by the end of the year. "The animal rights movement sees the courts as the easiest way to realize its...
  • School Bus Driver Fired for Stem Cell Talk

    12/02/2004 3:56:16 PM PST · by reportgirl73 · 620 replies · 8,082+ views
    GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) - An elementary school bus driver was fired after sharing a statistic she had read about embryonic stem cell research with students, then encouraging them to tell their parents about it.
  • Colorado Priest busted for Communion wine, Wants variance to Celebrate Mass outside abortion clinic

    11/25/2004 10:29:28 AM PST · by Coleus · 58 replies · 4,290+ views
    TESTING THE FAITHPriest busted for Communion wineWants variance of city law so he can say Mass outside abortion clinic A Catholic priest has run afoul of the law in Colorado Springs, Colo., after being caught with an open container of sacramental wine while performing Mass outside an abortion clinic. The Rev. Bill Carmody was warned by a police officer after the cop asked him what he was holding. "The police officer asked me what's in the flask," he told the Colorado Springs Gazette. "I really didn't know what to do." Carmody has asked the Colorado Springs City Council for a...
  • Radio Tags for Pharmaceuticals

    11/21/2004 7:34:45 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 328+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 22, 2004
    Although it is usually a mistake to rely on technical fixes to solve a serious social problem, a new technology for tracking products could help immensely to squelch the counterfeiting and theft of prescription drugs. The promising radio-frequency identification technology got a boost last week when the Food and Drug Administration announced new moves to promote it and three drug companies said they would tag some of their most popular drugs with radio-frequency devices in pioneering efforts to thwart counterfeiters. If all goes well, the technology could come into widespread use on pharmaceuticals after 2007 and might ease the way...
  • Specter’s Second Amendment Surprise Chairman Specter could be as antigun as he wanted to be.

    11/16/2004 6:43:18 AM PST · by deaconjim · 31 replies · 2,392+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 15, 2004 | By Larry Pratt
    The same Arlen Specter who awaits his expected coronation as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has a long record of betraying both his party and America's gun owners. To hear Specter talk, his fellow Republicans count on him. They do. Senate Republicans count on Arlen Specter to vote their way only until his vote is absolutely critical to the issue at hand. When he is most needed on the political battlefield, Arlen is either AWOL or preening in the enemy's tent about casting a difficult vote of conscience, to the applause of CBS, NBC, and the Washington Post. Proof?...
  • Complete election results for ALL presidental candidates(updated at 4 30 pm eastern)

    11/03/2004 2:46:38 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 910+ views ^ | 11 3 04 | Chon LaLonde
    Update at 4:30 pm nov 3 results for all presidental candidates ALL CANDIDATES CANDIDATE VOTE TOTAL VOTE % John Kerry, Democrat 55,104,702 48% George W. Bush, Republican (incumbent) 58,640,799 51% Ralph Nader, independent 392,219 0% Michael Badnarik, Libertarian 374,741 0% Michael Peroutka, constitution party 129,162 0% David Cobb, green party 104,591 0% Leonard Peltier, peace and freedom party 21,616 0% Gene Amondson, Prohibition Party 1,895 0% Andy Andress, Unaffiliated (no websites for candidate or party )716 0% Walter Brown, Socialist Party USA 10,258 0% Roger Calero, socialist workers party 5,263 0% Earl F. Dodge, Prohibition party 122 0% Thomas Harens,...