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  • Filtering History (Thomas Sowell)

    04/26/2010 7:37:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies · 1,583+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 27, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Many years ago, I was surprised to receive a letter from an old friend, saying that she had been told that I refused to see campus visitors from Africa. At the time, I was so bogged down with work that I had agreed to see only one visitor to the Stanford campus-- and it so happens that he was from Africa. He just happened to come along when I had a little breathing room from the work I was doing in my office. I pointed out to my friend that whoever said what she heard might just as well have...
  • Neglected German shepherd ("Courage") looks like new dog (great picture!)

    04/23/2010 4:33:02 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 96 replies · 2,137+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2010 | OCR
    About Courage: A 3-year-old German shepherd was taken by a Good Samaritan to an Orange County veterinary clinic April 7 near death from starvation. German Shepherd Rescue Group of Orange County stepped in and offered to pay for the dog's care.
  • Suspect in abuse case (German Shepherd "Courage") makes bail, has court date

    04/20/2010 8:50:26 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 129 replies · 1,597+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | Samantha Gowen
    Nizato has been charged with one count of felony animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of failure to provide care, according to Capt. Aaron Reyes with Southeast Area Animal Control Authority. She met a $20,000 bail requirement over the weekend, Reyes said, and is due at the Bellflower Courthouse on May 10 for an arraignment hearing. GSROC is now considered the owner of Courage. The evidence provided by the veterinary staffs at both the ER clinic and by Dr. Bill Grant at Community Veterinary Hospital in Garden Grove in Garden Grove was sufficient for Reyes and his team to grant...
  • Irvine vet tech arrested in case of abused dog (German Shepherd "Courage")

    04/16/2010 5:15:17 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 22 replies · 1,106+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 16, 2010 | Samantha Gowen
    A 26-year-old Bellflower woman and part-time veterinary technician who works in Irvine was arrested Friday in the case of a German shepherd found near death in her back yard. Kimberly Nizato went with her father to Southeast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey to complete a request for paperwork on her dog, named Bosco, and was summarily arrested, according to Capt. Aaron Reyes, SEAACA director. Before invoking her right to a lawyer, Nizato admitted to authorities that she is the dog's owner, Reyes said. The 3-year-old dog was taken from her home in Bellflower by a witness on April 7...
  • Courage (Rescued German Shepherd) update: Officials have suspect in sight

    04/14/2010 8:18:37 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 46 replies · 1,529+ views
    Orange County Registrar ^ | April 14, 2010 | Samantha Gowen
    Officers with the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority have a suspect under investigation in the animal abuse case of Courage, a German shepherd found nearly starved to death April 7. The suspect is a 26-year-old woman who lives in Bellflower, according to Capt. Aaron Reyes with SEAACA. "We will not discount the crime here," he said. "We will go after a felony charge." The dog, which ate dirt to survive, was taken from the home by an anonymous Good Samaritan on April 7 and transported to an animal emergency hospital in Orange County. Volunteers with the German Shepherd Rescue of...
  • Neglected German shepherd eats dirt to survive

    04/14/2010 2:36:44 AM PDT · by South40 · 75 replies · 2,699+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 4/13/2010 | Samantha Gowen
    Somewhere in a lonely back yard, a young dog lived chained to a tree without food, water or attention. He waited for that food, and when it didn’t come, he ate dirt. Eventually the dog laid down and he didn’t get up. But still, he didn’t die. An anonymous Good Samaritan stepped in April 7 and rescued the German shepherd from sure death. The animal, not much more than skin and bone, wailed in agony on the way to get help. The dog was taken to an emergency animal hospital in Orange County where a horrified veterinary technician called...
  • Does Grayson Owe Rather Royalties? Signs Off Fundraiser With 'Courage'

    03/31/2010 11:27:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 274+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Does Alan Grayson owe Dan Rather royalties for borrowing his famous sign-off? As a loyal member of the Democracy For America [Howard Dean's old organization] email list, I just received a fundraising email from Grayson. The Dem congressman from Florida who sprang to national attention with his stunt on the House floor accusing Republicans of wanting Americans to "die quickly" has death on the noggin again. Excerpt from his money-seeking missive [emphasis added]: These [health insurers] have decided that if it costs too much to keep a child breathing, then this child will die. They will deploy their lawyers and...
  • Michael Vick Receives Ed Block Courage Award

    03/11/2010 12:26:28 AM PST · by RC one · 10 replies · 414+ views
    With protesters outside, Michael Vick was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award. The award is presented to players who show a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. Vick was selected unanimously by his teammates. "I'm very humbled to be here," Vick said before the award ceremony. "I'm blessed to be voted by my peers, to be here, and this is an opportunity that I will take advantage of and cherish forever." This is the first award Vick has received since being reinstated in September 2009. Vick ran the wildcat offense for the Philadelphia Eagles and completed six of...
  • Dan Rather loses bid in CBS lawsuit

    01/14/2010 3:16:07 PM PST · by TankerKC · 24 replies · 810+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | Matea Gold
    Reporting from New York - Dan Rather's protracted legal fight with CBS ended Tuesday when New York state's highest court declined to hear the anchor's motion to reinstate his $70-million lawsuit against his longtime employer. Rather was hoping the court would breathe new life into his suit alleging breach of contract and fraud against CBS that a state appellate court had dismissed in September. But the Court of Appeals denied Rather's motion without comment
  • Eagles' Michael Vick honored with Ed Block Courage Award

    12/23/2009 10:00:15 AM PST · by mellow velo · 61 replies · 1,759+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12/23/2009 | Chris Chase
    According to Philadelphia Eagles players, the most courageous man on the team in 2009 was one who started the year serving time in prison for an act of extreme cowardice. Today, the Eagles announced that Michael Vick was the 2009 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, an honor given to a player who shows courage in the face of adversity. Vick's teammates voted for the award, thus demonstrating how tone-deaf and out-of-touch NFL players are with reality. ... According to the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Web site: The Ed Block Courage Award recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength and...
  • William D Smith's version of "A Letter to a Friend." Merry Christmas Audio

    12/22/2009 7:11:16 AM PST · by restornu · 1 replies · 271+ views
    Paul W Smith WJR ^ | William D Smith
    By William D Smith (to hear it read click the play button)
  • Is U.S. doomed?

    11/25/2009 5:20:19 PM PST · by freedomyes · 53 replies · 1,156+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    There are naysayers enough. The faith builders are needed. The hope messengers are necessary.
  • President Obama Pardons Turkey Name "Courage", Pictures

    11/25/2009 3:50:39 PM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies · 968+ views
    http://www.upi.com ^ | Novemver 25, 2009 | Biggirl
    President Obama Pardons Turkey U.S. President Obama waved his hand over Courage the turkey Wednesday, pardoning the bird from being the guest of honor on someone's Thanksgiving Day table. "I hereby pardon Courage so he can live out his days in peace and tranquility" in Disneyland, where he also will serve as grand marshal Thursday in the Orlando, Fla., theme park's Thanksgiving Day parade. Obama said he was showing mercy to the 45-pound bird at the behest of first daughters Sasha and Malia because "I was planning to eat this sucker."
  • A Terror Suspect With Feet in East and West

    11/21/2009 6:20:52 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 892+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | Ginger Thompson
    The trip from a strict Pakistani boarding school to a bohemian bar in Philadelphia has defined David Headley’s life, according to those who know the middle-age man at the center of a global terrorism investigation. Raised by his father in Pakistan as a devout Muslim, Mr. Headley arrived back here at 17 to live with his American mother, a former socialite who ran a bar called the Khyber Pass. Today, Mr. Headley is an Islamic fundamentalist who once liked to get high. He has a traditional Pakistani wife, who lives with their children in Chicago, but also an American girlfriend...
  • Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction

    11/14/2009 5:58:20 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 17 replies · 951+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 11/14/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Incredible video of Flight 1549 reconstructed in 3D from take off to landing. Click on the link for the video.
  • Insanity: electing the same kind of politician and expecting a different result.

    11/04/2009 6:07:38 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 221+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 11/4/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    Insanity: electing the same kind of politician and expecting a different result. http://www.wiseandfrugalgovernment.blogspot.com/ "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein Albert Einstein said it. In California, we're living it. The map of California's district ten is an amoeba-shaped tribute to gerrymandering. Proof that when it is in their interest our legislators can put their heads down and color outside the lines. And in district ten they created a masterpiece, invading four separate counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and Sacramento to gather a voter population with an 18% advantage of registered Democrats to...
  • Bomb Disposal Hero Killed in Afghanistan Just Days Before Leave

    11/03/2009 8:28:30 AM PST · by Doogle · 6 replies · 366+ views
    Times of Londonvia Fox ^ | 11/03/09 | FOX
    A British Army bomb disposal specialist who became a legend by risking his life to defuse more than 60 Taliban roadside bombs was killed last weekend in Afghanistan while on his final mission before starting leave, the Times of London reported. Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, 30, — nicknamed "Oz" — died instantly when an improvised explosives device (IED) he was trying to disarm blew up
  • Rather's Lawsuit Against CBS Tossed Out

    09/30/2009 4:56:25 PM PDT · by steve-b · 17 replies · 967+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/30/09 | Lisa de Moraes
    Dan Rather's legal wrangling slogs into its third year: His lawyer vows he will appeal a New York court ruling Tuesday that tossed out the former evening news anchor's $70 million breach-of-contract suit against CBS Corp. The complaint "must be dismissed in its entirety," ruled the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, saying there was no breach of contract because CBS had honored the "pay or play" clause in Rather's contract. That is to say the company had continued to pay Rather his annual salary -- $6 mil -- even after he left the "CBS Evening News"...
  • Dan Rather loses $70 million lawsuit against CBS

    09/29/2009 5:25:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 2,483+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2009 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record. The ruling by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit. CBS said it considered the legal fight "effectively over" and put an end...
  • Appeals court dismisses Dan Rather's suit vs. CBS

    09/29/2009 1:24:25 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 23 replies · 878+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record. The ruling on Tuesday by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit. Rather says CBS breached his contract by not giving him enough...