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  • Mika Brzezinski: Clinton Campaign Tried To Get Me ‘Pulled Off Air’

    12/09/2016 7:13:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    And people fret about Trump trying to control the press? Now we learn about the kind of paranoid control freaks running the Clinton campaign. Mika Brzezinski made a stunning revelation on today’s Morning Joe. Mika, a loyal Democrat, said that after she warned that the Clinton campaign was perhaps being arrogant in assuming that the race was over, “I’ll just say it: NBC got a call from the campaign. Like I had done something that was journalistically inappropriate or something, and needed to be pulled off the air.” View the video here.
  • Google, Facebook Quietly Move Toward Automatic Blocking of Extremist Videos

    06/26/2016 9:37:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/25/2016 | unknown
    Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.
  • Libertarians Versus Conservatives

    06/11/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 206 replies ^ | June 11, 2014 | John Stossel
    Both libertarians and conservatives want to keep America safe. We differ on how best to do that. Most libertarians believe our attempts to create or support democracy around the world have made us new enemies, and done harm as well as good. We want less military spending. Some conservatives respond to that by calling us isolationists, but we're not. I want to participate in the world; I just don't want to run it. I'm glad Americans trade with other countries -- trade both goods and people. It's great we sell foreigners our music, movies, ideas, etc. And through dealing...
  • California Liberals Pass Bill to Regulate Sex....(Control Freaks)

    06/06/2014 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/6/2014 | Kevin Boyd
    bill that has just passed the California State Senate could effectively make criminals out of many people- just for having sex. The bill, SB 967, would require “affirmative consent” before college-age couples can have sex. This would essentially outlaw sex that is had “while in the heat of passion”. From Breitbart News: SB 967, amended last week by state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would mandate that college students obtain “an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity.” ……….. “Obviously, there is a problem,” he said in the report. “SB 967...
  • Why Bloomberg Can Be Compared To Hitler (And I’m Standing By That)

    04/28/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 4/24/2014 | Bradlee Dean
    “It isn’t gun control.” – Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City Recently, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promoted his new $50 million gun control campaign on NBC’s “Today” show, in an aggressive financial push to combat the National Rifle Association’s influence on gun policies. Bloomberg stated that he plans to use the money to merge his Mayors Against Illegal Guns (criminals will always have guns) and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America into a new group called “Every Town for Gun Safety.”
  • Saudi Sheikh Issues Fatwa Against ... Food Buffets

    03/13/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Riyadh Connect ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | Riyadh Connect
    Saudi scholar says buffet meals are Haram A member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Fawzan, said that buffets offered at restaurants are haram. The basis of his statement was that buffet meals have a fixed price, but the quantity of food that can be consumed is unknown or unlimited. According to Sabq news, the senior scholar said that the quantity of food and the price of the meals must be clear and known. He was responding to a listener‘s question about buffets on Holy Quran Radio. “One must not simply go...
  • Obama, Feinstein reignite fight for gun control after Navy Yard shooting (Surprise!!!!))

    09/17/2013 8:00:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    ust hours after the deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, gun control advocates tried to reignite the national debate over gun laws that had only just subsided. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and a longtime gun control advocate, denounced “the litany of massacres” over the past few years and asked rhetorically, “When will enough be enough?” [snip] The National Rifle Association had no comment on Monday, and pro-gun groups generally take the stance that days of particularly shocking crimes are not the time to discuss policy. Popular conservative blogger and former CNN commentator Erick Erickson admonished the rush...
  • The Resur­gence of Natio­nal Pride and the Future of Europe

    07/20/2013 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 28 replies ^ | | Geert Wilders
    Dear fri­ends, thank you for invi­ting me to Los Ange­les. I always like coming to the Uni­ted Sta­tes. There are many things that I admire Ame­ri­cans for. One of them is that they are unas­ha­medly patrio­tic. The Ame­ri­can Free­dom Associa­tion has asked me to speak to you about the future of Europe. Europe is in a ter­rible state. Bit by bit, Euro­pean countries are los­ing their natio­nal sover­eignty. The eco­nomy is in sham­b­les. Isla­mic immi­grants riot and ter­ro­rize the many locals. And when people’s throats are slit in the stre­ets, while the mur­de­rers shout “Allahu Akbar,” the aut­hori­ties appease the...
  • Military told not to read Obama-scandal news

    06/09/2013 9:34:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 6/9/2013 | Gina Loudon
    President Obama has said the outrage over the federal government’s decision to monitor citizens’ phone activity is all “hype.” He might want to share his opinion with the Air Force, which is ordering members of the service not to look at news stories about it. WND has received an unclassified NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) that warns airmen not to look at news stories related to the data-mining scandal. The notice applies to users of the Air Force NIPRNET (Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network), which is the only way that many troops stationed overseas and on bases in the U.S. are...
  • The Real Enemy

    10/01/2012 6:47:04 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    The list of flacks for leftism is drearily familiar: academia, public school systems, the entertainment industry, professional organizations, nonprofit foundations of vast wealth, the bureaucracies dependent upon social grievance and mind-numbing regulations (which includes not only federal and state bureaucrats, but "experts" in private industry who would have spent their careers mastering the arcane arts of regulatory compliance), and, of course, the media.
  • Thousands of Communists and Neo-Nazis clash in streets of Hamburg

    06/04/2012 10:43:48 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 57 replies
    AFP ^ | June 4, 2012 | AFP
    Clashes between neo-Nazi demonstrators and far-left counter-protesters overnight in the northern German port city of Hamburg left 38 police officers injured, police said Sunday. Security forces were pelted with rocks, bottles and fireworks and responded by turning water canon and pepper spray on the rioting groups who turned out at a march by the far right. At least two parked cars and a police cruiser were set ablaze. Police, who deployed 4,400 officers to keep the peace between the two sides, took 63 demonstrators into custody and formally arrested another 17. Around 3,500 people, mainly from the hard left, turned...
  • The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

    11/01/2011 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31, 2011 | Zombie
    The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest. To satisfy that demand, we hereby present a list of groups, organizations, individuals and entities that have expressed...
  • Julie Bass of Oak Park Faces Misdemeanor Charge for Vegetable Garden (in front yard, video)

    07/07/2011 3:51:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 61 replies
    Fox 2 ^ | 6/30/2011 | Fox 2
    OAK PARK, Mich. (WJBK) - "The price of organic food is kind of through the roof," said Julie Bass. So, why not grow your own? However, Bass' garden is a little unique because it's in her front yard. "We thought it'd be really cool to do it so the neighbors could see. The kids love it. The kids from the neighborhood all come and help," she said. Bass' cool garden has landed her in hot water with the City of Oak Park. Code enforcement gave her a warning, then a ticket and now she's been charged with a misdemeanor....
  • The Steering Wheel Fell Off

    04/13/2011 8:51:06 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 14 replies ^ | 04-14-11 | stolinsky
    Chevrolet has recalled Cruze compacts after a steering wheel fell off. The car was going 65 miles per hour. In it were a mother, a grandmother, and a 19-month-old grandson. Fortunately, the driver managed to stop inches from a guardrail. Many people prefer to drive rather than fly. They know that statistically, driving is more dangerous. But they enjoy the feeling of being in control, though that feeling is partly illusory. A driver has no control over whether a semi jack-knifes in front of him, or whether someone is texting and rear-ends him − or even whether a poorly built...
  • Tax may go up $1 on pack of cigarettes (NC)

    03/18/2011 8:02:03 AM PDT · by lwd · 19 replies
    Salisbury Post (NC) ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 12:00 AM | By Shelley Smith
    Smokers across Rowan County are fired up about the possibility of the cost of a pack of cigarettes increasing by $1, and some even say they’ll start growing their own tobacco if North Carolina House Bill 341 is passed. “I’m going to do it regardless of what they do, even if I have to buy tobacco seeds and grow it myself,” Shane Allman said of the proposed increase. “I’ll cut it up as I need it, and roll it up as I need it. That way I can throw my middle finger up at the government.” Allman, a 33-year-old employee...
  • U.N. calls for sustainable development, global governance

    09/19/2010 8:49:26 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 34 replies
    CFP ^ | 9/19/2010 | Henry Lamb
    The 65th meeting of the U.N. General Assembly kicked off this week with a call from its new president, Joseph Deiss, for the 192-nation body to reclaim the “center of global governance,” in order to achieve sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000. Pundits and politicians who pooh-pooh global governance are finding it increasingly difficult to pretend that the U.N. is not on an aggressive mission to create a: “…framework of rules, institutions, and practices that set limits on behavior of individuals, organizations, and companies.” (U.N. Development Report, 1999, page 34) Specifically, the Convention on the Biological...
  • Liberals? Progressives? Just Call Them Control Freaks

    07/29/2010 8:37:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 28, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    Click here to find out more! Liberals have been looking for a new name, most likely driven by the uncharacteristically sensible realization that most Americans reject their big-government philosophy. When the Gallup poll asked Americans last year whether they considered themselves conservative, moderate or liberal, only 21 percent said they were liberal, while 40 percent said they were conservative. Nor was this plurality of the right confined to red states. Self-professed conservatives outnumbered self-professed liberals in every state of the Union -- from Massachusetts to Hawaii. In the face of this, some advocates of big government now call themselves progressives...
  • Canadian politician leaves U.S. after surgery

    02/13/2010 8:13:01 AM PST · by aquapub · 7 replies · 700+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-13-10 | Robert Moon
    Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams was released from a U.S. hospital on Friday after having to flee his own dysfunctional government-run health care system in order to obtain a critical heart surgery...
  • Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes

    01/17/2010 9:18:53 PM PST · by Saije · 31 replies · 997+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/2010 | Leslie Kaufman
    Gordon Fleming is, by his own account, an environmentally sensitive guy. He bikes 12 1/2 miles to and from his job at a software company outside Santa Barbara, Calif. He recycles as much as possible and takes reusable bags to the grocery store. Still, his girlfriend, Shelly Cobb, feels he has not gone far enough. Ms. Cobb chides him for running the water too long while he shaves or showers. And she finds it “depressing,” she tells him, that he continues to buy a steady stream of items online when her aim is for them to lead a less materialistic...
  • The big beef (Ontario man investigated for buying and slaugtering a pig. Muslims on his side)

    12/09/2009 12:00:38 PM PST · by fanfan · 49 replies · 1,667+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | December 8, 2009 | David Gonczol
    Mark Tijssen, a major in the Canadian military, stands in front of a meat smoker containing the remains of a pig that could cost him thousands of dollars in fines. Tijssen's family home was raided by members of the Intelligence and Investigations Section of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ottawa Police last month while he was preparing a pizza dinner for children on a Friday night. Mark Tijssen's family has been slaughtering their own animals and handing that skill from father to son for at least three generations. But changes to Ontario's Food Safety Act has landed him and...
  • ABC Turns Programming Over to Obama

    06/16/2009 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 313 replies · 13,856+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/16/2009 | Matt Drudge
    ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE Tue Jun 16 2009 08:45:10 ET On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm! Highlights on the agenda: ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House. The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on...
  • Who REALLY destroyed the base of the economy? (Make this poster for your tea party!)

    04/04/2009 4:26:52 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 134 replies · 4,287+ views
    FreedomKeys dot com ^ | April 4, 2009 | FreeKeys
    WHO REALLY destroyed the base of the economy by forcing the banks to make all those millions of bad loans, pulling the rug out from under the  banks and insurance cos. IN THE FIRST PLACEYou didn't know this?  Perhaps you didn'tknow that newsmen have agendas andDELIBERATELY hid the facts from you.
  • We need online rules (Hey, let's regulate internet speech...)

    03/18/2008 2:00:19 PM PDT · by jdm · 7 replies · 345+ views
    Miami Herald via Hot Air ^ | March 18, 2008 | by Edward Wasserman
    As traditional news outfits migrate online to become dot-coms, one of their biggest headaches is how to adapt to the sprawling new frontier of public comment.In the pre-Internet world of TV and newspapers, public comment wasn't a problem. Broadcast news didn't have any -- aside from the weekly guest spot, usually some hapless civic association president reading from a prompter and staring terrified into the camera. Papers had their letters pages, but allowed only enough space for a few dozen a week, and they were generally written with care and were easy to prune for taste and diction.Things were nicely...
  • Smoke and enjoy the flight

    09/05/2006 5:59:03 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 49 replies · 1,059+ views
    PARIS If Alexander Schoppmann is right, then where there's smoke, there's a flier. As more countries ban smoking in public places, his idea might seem malapropos. But Schoppmann, a German entrepreneur, is hoping to turn smokers' umbrage at ever-expanding efforts to stub out their habit into a highflying business proposal: Smoker's International Airways. As the name suggests, the airline, known as Smintair for short, will probably not be for the faint of lung. The carrier, expected to begin luxury service with only business and first-class seats early next year, plans daily flights between Schoppmann's hometown of Düsseldorf and Tokyo -...
  • Killing the passive smoking debate

    06/29/2006 7:34:44 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 70 replies · 2,912+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/29/6 | Michael Fumento
    “Secondhand smoke debate ‘over.” That’s the message from the Surgeon General’s office, delivered by a sycophantic media. The claim is that the science has now overwhelmingly proved that smoke from others’ cigarettes can kill you. Actually, “debate over” simply means: “If you have your doubts, shut up!” But you definitely should have doubts over the new Surgeon General’s report, a massive 727-page door stop. Like many massive reports on controversial issues, it’s probably designed that way so nobody (especially reporters on deadline) will want to or have time to read beyond the executive summary. That includes me; if I had...
  • Updated: Will DIY Vista Media Centers Be DOA?

    02/22/2006 5:56:45 AM PST · by JamesP81 · 8 replies · 360+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2-17-2006 | Mark Hachman
    The future of do-it-yourself video hardware in the Microsoft Vista generation is in question, as issues have surfaced surrounding two key portions of the high-definition video space. How consumers will have to deal with HDCP, a content protection scheme, and CableCards, a means of transmitting video information into the home, have come to the fore.
  • ‘Dear Father’ - Who’s a heretic or an apostate, and what’s a schism?

    01/29/2006 3:52:07 PM PST · by NYer · 76 replies · 1,080+ views
    St. Louis Review ^ | January 27, 2006 | Father Joseph L. Parisi
    I have heard the terms "heresy," "apostasy" and "schism" used in describing people and beliefs not in agreement with our Catholic faith, but I suspect that those terms are often used incorrectly. What are their proper definitions? The Church distinguishes three specific genres of what it calls the sin of "incredulity" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2089). Heresy is the obstinate denial by someone baptized of a truth which is to be believed with divine and "catholic" faith, or it may be an obstinate doubt about such a truth. Apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith. Schism...
  • Photo doctored for Islamic correctness

    09/16/2005 2:41:59 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 35 replies · 1,690+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 16, 2005 | worldnetdaily
    Photo doctored for Islamic correctness CAIR 'covers' bareheaded woman with Muslim hijab Posted: September 16, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 The controversial Muslim lobby group Council on American-Islamic Relations doctored a photograph on its website to ensure a woman was shown wearing a customary Islamic headcovering. Using photo-editing software, a depiction of a Muslim hijab was drawn crudely around the bareheaded woman's face, noted the weblog Jihad Watch. CAIR removed the doctored photo from its front page after Jihad Watch drew attention to it yesterday. The original image can be seen now among the group's press releases. By comparison, the backs...
  • Economic hype clouds judgment (the Freeport attack on the seafood companies' properties)

    06/28/2005 6:04:12 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 15 replies · 492+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 25, 2005 | LOREN STEFFY
    IN the late 1980s, an elderly blind widow in Arlington frustrated the city's plans for a grand shopping mall. She refused to surrender the small plot of land where she had lived for decades, choosing to live out her days in the familiar surroundings of her wood-frame house. The mall was built around her property, her faded white home jutting into its parking lot. She held out for years. After she died, developers bought the property and paved it over, melding it into the glaring sameness of suburban retail like the last reluctant piece of a jigsaw puzzle. In light...
  • New Federal Legislation that Would Rein in Rogue Anti-Drug Task Forces to be Introduced

    06/04/2005 12:40:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,107+ views ^ | 5 25 05 | drug policy alliance
    At a press conference and Congressional briefing on Wednesday, May 25th, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) will introduce federal legislation that could cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in federal law enforcement grants to local anti-drug task forces. The legislation, which is being co-sponsored by Representatives John Conyers (D-MI), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Donald Payne (D-NJ), and Ed Towns (D-NY), would prohibit states from spending federal Byrne grants on regional narcotics task forces unless they adopt laws preventing people from being convicted of drug offenses when the only evidence against them is the uncorroborated testimony of a law enforcement officer...
  • Yankees Owner "Blows Up": Steinbrenner "disappointed"

    04/18/2005 2:04:44 PM PDT · by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity · 26 replies · 1,769+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/18/05 | George King
    BOSS BLOWS UP AFTER 4TH STRAIGHT LOSS BY GEORGE KING April 18, 2005 -- BALTIMORE - One dozen games into the season George Steinbrenner has had it with his high-priced and underachieving Yankees. Shortly after yesterday's 8-4 loss to the Orioles in front of a sun-splashed Camden Yards crowd of 47,883 that stretched the Yankees' losing streak to four, The Boss cried uncle. "Enough is enough," Steinbrenner said in a statement. "I am bitterly disappointed, as I am sure all Yankee fans are, by the lack of performance by our team.

    12/09/2004 5:37:14 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 10 replies · 378+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | Dec. 9, 2004 | Neal Boortz
    HOW DO WE ELECT DANGEROUS IDIOTS LIKE THIS? The brain-dead, idiotic, disgusting, anti-American, childish, can't-get-over-it politician of the day is one Nelson Polite, a member of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania city council. Thankfully this jerk will rise no further up the political ladder. Even Democrats think he's a fool. Polite is upset because of David Stoltzfus who runs a baked goods stand at the local city market. Stoltzfus has a picture of President Bush hanging in the stand. Polite is a Democrat. Polite made a trip to visit Stoltzfus to tell him that he and other Lancaster Democrats are "offended" by...
  • Teen Suspended for Smoke Smell

    09/29/2004 5:28:16 AM PDT · by closet freeper · 541 replies · 6,231+ views
    WXIA-TV ATLANTA ^ | 9/27/2004 9:34:50 PM | Kay Flowers
    A Rockdale County father is fuming over his daughter’s in-school suspension. He said the teen’s only crime was simply smelling like smoke. Salem High School said it was standing by its strict no-smoking policy. Carlton Bates said his 17-year-old daughter, Amanda, went to the office at Salem and told an assistant principal she had an upset stomach. The administrator there “grabbed her shirt, smelled it, started smelling her hair and said, ‘You’ve been smoking,’ and my daughter replied, ‘I haven’t been smoking, I don’t smoke,’” Bates said. “She was not caught smoking, she was accused of smelling like smoke and...
  • Show-and-Tell Item Evacuates School

    05/12/2004 2:43:59 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 25 replies · 245+ views
    The Winchester Star ^ | Tuesday, May 11, 2004 | Laura Arenschield
    Show-and-Tell Item Evacuates School By Laura Arenschield The Winchester Star What one Frederick County student thought would be an innocent way to show a teacher a part of history turned into a major disruption at Robert E. Aylor Middle School in Stephens City on Monday afternoon. About 1,000 people were evacuated from the building after school officials discovered a seventh-grader had brought an artillery shell to school. “Any time you see something like that, you never know the shape or condition it’s in, if it’s a live round or not,” Aylor Principal Donald Williams said. “The student brought it...
  • Senator says US may need compulsory service to boost Iraq force

    04/20/2004 6:40:04 PM PDT · by beavus · 36 replies · 215+ views
    AFP ^ | 4/20/2004 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A senior Republican lawmaker said that deteriorating security in Iraq (news - web sites) may force the United States to reintroduce the military draft. "There's not an American ... that doesn't understand what we are engaged in today and what the prospects are for the future," Senator Chuck Hagel told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on post-occupation Iraq. "Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?" Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force "our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face."...
  • I'm With John Madden: No More Commercial Flying For Me

    01/13/2004 9:57:51 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 99 replies · 816+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 01-13-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    I'm With John Madden: No More Commercial Flying For Me By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon January 13, 2004 After retiring from coaching, former Oakland Raiders Head Coach and now popular sportscaster John Madden hung up his wings. He had been forced to spend numerous hours flying commercial airliners with his NFL team, but upon retiring he said, "No more flying for me." When first approached to take a position as a professional sportscaster, Madden said he would only consider the offer if he could travel to games via a bus. The networks agreed, and Madden...
  • Proposed smirking ban raises eyebrows

    04/09/2003 9:29:46 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 37 replies · 260+ views
    reuters via yahoo ^ | today | staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A raised eyebrow, loud guffaw, smirk or other facial expressions could all be banned in future political debate under new rules proposed for the city council in Palo Alto, California. In a bid to improve civility in the town's public discourse, a committee on the city council has spent hours debating guidelines for its own behaviour. "Do not use body language or other nonverbal methods of expression, disagreement or disgust," a new list of proposed conduct rules reads. Another rule calls for council members to address each other with titles followed by last names, a formality...
  • City Council Would Make Frowning Off-Limits (Sensitivity Nazis Alert!)

    04/08/2003 2:23:56 PM PDT · by MikalM · 37 replies · 283+ views
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | 4/7/03 | Nicole Wong
    <p>Palo Alto may need to call in the Demeanor Police.</p> <p>The city council is wrestling with a code of conduct that urges elected officials not to roll their eyes. Or shake their heads. Or frown.</p> <p>Experts say the council's plan to discourage non-verbal forms of ``disagreement or disgust'' is odd, unenforceable and almost an infringement on free speech.</p>
  • The Undeniable Truth: Hitler was a Leftist

    02/22/2003 2:51:46 AM PST · by Republican_Strategist · 104 replies · 6,178+ views
    Hitler was a Leftist ^ | 2-23-03 | Republican_Strategist
    Hitler was a Leftist One of the single biggest myths perpetrated by the Left today is that Hitler and the Nazis were right-wingers and some how like conservatives. Don’t be fooled by this communist propaganda. Pages: Hitler was a Socialist Hitler’s Anti-Tobacco Campaign Hitler’s Animal Rights Campaign Hitler’s Persecution of Christian Churches Nazi Gun Control Hitler Pro-Abortion Hitler’s Leftist Economic Policies Homosexuality in the Nazi Party Hitler’s Euthanasia Initiative Fascism is Leftist Kangas Myths And so forth. And guess what? This isn’t the end of it. This site is still under construction. Topics like Nazi Eugenics still need covering and...
  • Three die, including 2-year-old, in apparent murder-suicide (Dad mad about abortion)

    01/28/2003 1:44:49 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 50 replies · 937+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 27 Jan 03 | Mike Johnson
    Relatives say man was angry about abortion When the first of three blue body bags was carried out of the two-story house on N. 39th St. Saturday morning, screams and sobs erupted from the crowd of relatives and onlookers gathered along the yellow police tape. The wailing grew louder when a man emerged from the house cradling the last body bag in his arms. Less than half the size of the first two, this one contained the body of a 2-year-old girl. It was grim confirmation of what those standing in the cold for about three hours had known but...
  • Quiet Revolution: Will Iran's Youth Prevail Over the Hardliners?

    09/13/2002 9:59:41 AM PDT · by Bugbear · 20 replies · 529+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/12/2002 | Chris Wallace
    T E H R A N, Iran, Sept. 12 — From the moment you land here in Iran's capital, you sense this foreign assignment really will be "different." The flight attendant has already come on the intercom — to warn women they must cover themselves in keeping with Islamic rules. As you line up at airport immigration to have your visa stamped — and look up at huge pictures of Ayatollah Khomeini — you can't help but think back to the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis. There is a lot in Iran to remind you of the "bad old days" when...

    08/03/2002 9:32:33 AM PDT · by forest · 10 replies · 339+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #281 ^ | 8-4-02 | Doug Fiedor
    For some reason, most in today's liberal corporate media like to refer to liberal politicians as "moderate" or "centrists." That's the media's way, evidently, of softening the blow of their discussions of unconstitutional proposals. It is also usually an obvious lie. For instance, during his first presidential campaign, the media informed Americans that Bill Clinton was a moderate Democrat. Even after the Clinton administration tried to socialize the whole of the American medical delivery system, the media still referred to him as a moderate, rather than the socialist he is. My unanswered question to a media honcho was simple: "Moderate...
  • Chickens called losers at Aztar (PETA upset over tick tack toe game versus chickens)

    07/01/2002 12:19:45 AM PDT · by Michael2001 · 7 replies · 415+ views
    MyInKy ^ | June 20, 2002 | JOHN MARTIN
    A national animal rights advocacy group is speaking out against "Chicken Challenge" games being played at Aztar Corp. casinos, including Evansville's Casino Aztar. The game, which features a hen playing a human in a game of tick-tack-toe, made its debut June 1 at Casino Aztar. The hen is inside a game machine and places her "O" on the tick-tack-toe board by pecking on a screen. Humans who defeat the highly trained hen win $5,000. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote a letter Monday to Aztar Corp. President and Chief Financial Officer Robert M. Haddock alleging that the "Chicken...
  • No reason to breathe second-hand smoke at all

    03/26/2002 4:51:48 PM PST · by Max McGarrity · 135 replies · 2,836+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 24, 2002 | CASEY C. LEONETTI
    EVEN with the laws currently in place, all too often I find myself unable to avoid cigarette smoke. These situations anger me. Not only is the smell of cigarettes atrocious to nonsmokers, causing red eyes and sore throats, but also second-hand smoke has been established as a cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. It is time to take the next step in protecting Americans' rights to live healthy lives. In every public area, including all outdoor space, smoking must be prohibited, except in designated, properly located smoking areas. New laws restricting smoking areas will save thousands of lives. Second-hand smoke...