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  • Time to go

    03/29/2016 9:55:02 AM PDT · by jstaff · 332 replies
    When Sundance replaced Mark Levin in the hearts of so many Freepers, I should have taken the hint. The site has become almost totally partisan. That partisanship is leading to such incredible, slanderous commentary that you would have to look twice to see if you are at FR or DU. We talk about a circular firing squad, and here one pops up. We are destroying our chance to move the ultra left out of the White House by trying to destroy each other. So finally, sadly, I think it is time for me to go, I don't want to be...
  • Scarborough Accuses Kristol: 'You're Trying to Cover Your A--' About Trump

    10/22/2015 6:09:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were among the first in the media, going back months, to take Donald Trump seriously. In contrast, Bill Kristol had repeatedly declared that we had reached "peak Trump," only to find The Donald confoundingly continuing to climb in the polls. Things boiled over on today's Morning Joe. Despite a fresh poll showing Trump with an astounding 48% of GOP voters in Massachusetts, Kristol blithely declared that Trump "is not going to be the nominee." That elicited sarcastic laughter from Scarborough, who shot back "we can show you clip after clip after clip after clip of...
  • Bulletin warns Texas police of potential new threats from bikers

    05/22/2015 3:13:56 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2015 | Kyung Lah, Evan Perez, Steve Almasy and Holly Yan,
    Waco, Texas (CNN)Texas law enforcement officials are investigating what they say are new threats against officers from biker gangs in the wake of a recent shootout in Waco. Members of the Bandidos biker gang who are in the military "are supplying the gang with grenades and C4 explosives," according to a bulletin issued Thursday by the Texas Department of Public Safety and reviewed by CNN. The bulletin warns of plots targeting high-ranking law enforcement officials and their families with car bombs. The bulletin is based on unsubstantiated information from an informant who claimed to have obtained it from Bandidos and...
  • Notice the Media Narrative Now

    12/21/2014 2:17:57 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 80 replies
    Vanity | 21 December2014 | Trueblackman
    The media is now in full CYA mode over the shooting of 2 NYPD officers yesterday as they have gone to ground to give full cover to President Obama, the Mayor of New York, Al Sharpton and the whole crazed Left Wing. The created narrative now is that, "This was a lone suicidal gunmen, that had nothing to do with the anti-police protest or the movement for social justice!" The media has been quick to read statements from Obama, the Mayor and Sharpton concerning the shootings in the hopes of deflecting blame, but we need to remember that this was...
  • Elijah Cummings Savages Gruber: ‘Absolutely Stupid,’ ‘Incredibly Disrespectful’

    12/09/2014 8:47:40 AM PST · by W. · 67 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9 Dec 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings tore into MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday for his remarks on American voters and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee made GOP chairman Darrell Issa’s opening statement sound tame by comparison. “As far as I can tell, we are here today to beat up on Jonathan Gruber for stupid — I mean absolutely stupid — comments he made over the last few years,” he began, staring angrily at the hapless professor.
  • N.Y. mayor at closed AIPAC gala: Part of my job is to defend Israel

    01/25/2014 8:47:31 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 33 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jan. 25, 2014 | Haaretz
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a heartfelt speech praising Israel at a private gala event hosted by AIPAC at the Hilton hotel in midtown Manhattan Thursday night, the local website Capital New York reported. According to an edited audio recording obtained by the site (below), de Blasio said that "part of his job description is to defend Israel" and that it is "elemental to being an American...
  • Ex-FBI agent who disappeared in Iran was on rogue mission for CIA

    12/12/2013 11:05:01 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2013 | By Adam Goldman
    An American man who disappeared in Iran more than six years ago had been working for the CIA in what U.S. intelligence officials describe as a rogue operation that led to a major shake-up in the spy agency. Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent, traveled to the Iranian island of Kish in March 2007 to investigate corruption at a time when he was discussing the renewal of a CIA contract he had held for several years. He also inquired about getting re­imbursed for the Iran trip by the agency before he departed, according to former and current U.S. intelligence officials....
  • Personnel on Ground Contradict CIA's Benghazi Timeline

    05/24/2013 8:17:49 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 7 replies
    As the House Oversight Committee prepares to question Benghazi witnesses on Wednesday, we need to remember that the accounts of personnel on the ground have long contradicted the account the CIA adopted just weeks after the attacks took the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. In early Nov., the CIA said the consulate's earliest call for help came in at 9:40 p.m. on Sept. 11. But the Blue Mountain Security manager, "who was in charge of the local force hired to guard the consulate perimeter," says he realized something was happening and put out calls for...
  • Eldest Boston bomber was thrown out of his mosque for 'raged filled rant' against Martin Luther King

    04/21/2013 8:40:37 AM PDT · by AU72 · 6 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2013 | James Nye
    Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was thrown out of his local mosque for 'crazy' behavior after getting involved a 'shouting match' with his imam according to one member of the congregation. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ejected from his Boston mosque for aggressive behavior after insulting Martin Luther King Jr. during a Friday prayer service three months ago Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ejected from his Boston mosque for aggressive behavior after insulting Martin Luther King Jr. during a Friday prayer service three months ago Described as being full of rage by a worshiper who would give his name only as Muhammad, Tamerlan was...
  • John McCain: I apologize to Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for calling them “wacko birds”

    03/15/2013 8:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2013 | AllahPundit
    The key bit comes at 2:00 of the video below. We all knew McCain was taking a lot of heat politically for dumping on Paul after his filibuster but I never would have guessed it was enough to squeeze an apology out of him. Good lord. How many times in his life, do you suppose, has Maverick apologized to a libertarian? Either he’s planning to run again for Senate in 2016 and wants to hedge his bets against a Paulian primary uprising in Arizona or he’s come to his senses and realized that his nastiness is doing the interventionist cause...
  • U.S. yanks support for Syrian opposition group, warns of extremist takeover of uprising

    11/01/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    ZAGREB, Croatia — The Obama administration on Wednesday renounced the proclaimed leaders of the Syrian political opposition and said any group seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad must reject attempts by extremists to “hijack” a legitimate revolution. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the Syrian National Council, or SNC, should no longer be considered the “visible leader” of the opposition. That made official what has been the increasingly obvious sidelining of an opposition group led mostly by middle-age Syrian expatriates.
  • What Charlotte Didn’t Change for Obama

    09/07/2012 4:13:28 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 7, 2012 | Rick Klein
    The president implored his audience to not “buy into the cynicism” of believing change isn’t possible. The nation, though, has grown skeptical of its future, and perhaps of its president.
  • LGBT groups stand in solidarity with the FRC [Southern Poverty Law Center issues its statement]

    08/16/2012 10:22:46 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 35 replies
    Washing Post National ^ | Aug 16 2012 | Becky Garrison
    Shortly after the... shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) headquarters..., Truth Wins Out, a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay religious extremism, posted the following press release: "This is an awful tragedy and our thoughts and hearts go out to the victim, his family, and his colleagues at the Family Research Council,” said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen. “In America we settle political differences through robust debate in the public square, not with violence. If the shooting is found to be politically motivated, it is a detestable act of cruelty and cowardice and the...
  • Holder emails: We 'need answers' on Fast and Furious

    06/28/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 28, 2012
    "We need answers on this. Not defensive BS. Real answers." In email exchanges with subordinates in February and March 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder and the department's second-highest official expressed growing concern that something might have gone wrong in a federal gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious. Two of Holder's emails and one by Deputy Attorney General James Cole were among documents the Justice Department showed Tuesday to Republican and Democratic staffers of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee in an effort to ward off a criminal contempt vote against the attorney general. The full contents of the...
  • Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblown. (CYA Mode Now Into Full-Effect)

    06/20/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 29 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    Editor's note: Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, is a director at the New America Foundation and the author of the new book, "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad." (CNN) -- On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration. Investigations by special prosecutors can take on a life of their own. Recall that the investigation of the Whitewater real estate deal in Arkansas -- in...
  • Labor Department Allows Ex-Solyndra Workers to Apply for Federal Aid

    11/23/2011 8:59:09 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 4 replies
    Labor Department Allows Ex-Solyndra Workers to Apply for Federal Aid Published November 22, 2011 | Hundreds of workers who were laid off by the bankrupt solar firm that received $528 million in taxpayer support are eligible for additional federal aid, the Labor Department has ruled. The potential benefits for laid-off Solyndra workers would fall under a program known as "trade adjustment assistance." The taxpayer-backed benefits are supposed to help workers who lost their jobs presumably because production was shifted overseas. In a Nov. 18 decision, the Labor Department ruled that former Solyndra employees meet the criteria. Echoing an argument...
  • Chinese Immigrants Are Fleeing Back To China Because 'The American Dream Is Dead'

    11/16/2011 10:07:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/16/2011 | Gus Lubin
    Chinatowns around America have shrunk during the past decade, and Chinese immigration has declined since 2006. Why? Because Chinese think the American Dream is dead. (Or, more pertinently, has moved to China.) The Atlantic's Bonnie Tsui talked to a few people at a career center in San Francisco's Chinatown to get a sense of the exodus. Of course it is centered around jobs. Lately, [Career Counselor] Yu has been seeing a shift; rather than coming, her clients have been going—in pursuit of what might be called the Chinese Dream. “Now the American Dream is broken,” [Chinese immigrant] Shen tells me...
  • Hill GOP Gives Herman Cain Warm Reception

    11/03/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | David M. Drucker
    Outsider Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is spending a tumultuous week in Washington courting the GOP establishment. And, at least for now, it seems that the establishment likes him — despite allegations of sexual harassment that continue to surface. Following a series of private meetings with the Georgia businessman early in the week, Republican Members pronounced themselves impressed with Cain and unconcerned about the sexual harassment claims that have dogged the White House hopeful since Politico reported them Sunday. Cain spoke today with Members in several private settings as he sought to boost support for his campaign, sell his controversial...
  • ATF Gunwalking docs show Justice Dept. feared bad press [CBS]

    11/01/2011 2:29:47 PM PDT · by brityank · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1 November, 2011 | Chris Scholl
    ATF Gunwalking docs show Justice Dept. feared bad pressBy Chris SchollAn e-mail exchange among Justice Department officials in 2010 shows some in the Department worried about bad press if reporters knew the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives let guns "walk" into the hands of drug cartels. The e-mail exchange occurred in October 2010, almost four months before the gunwalking scandal broke publicly. DOJ official knew of ATF gunwalking in April 2010 It's included among more than 500 pages of documents released Monday by the Justice Department in response to a Congressional subpoena. The exchange is especially revealing...
  • ATF Death Watch 91: More Gunwalker Revelations; DOJ Considers Eliminating ATF

    10/02/2011 8:37:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    The Truth about Guns ^ | October 1, 2011 | Robert Farago
    When you’ve got bad news, release it on Friday. The White House followed that dictum yesterday by surrendering carefully selected documents to Congressional investigators exploring the link between Operation Fast and Furious and the Obama Administration. CBS has obtained records that prove that then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office (and Fast and Furious coordinator) Bill Newell and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly were schmoozing about F&F by phone and email. [Click here for the pdf.] The White House said the two men never discussed the fact that ATF guns were walking. Riiiiight. That’s why O’Reilly’s...
  • Far left has taken over Democratic party: Sen. Bayh

    01/19/2010 5:00:17 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 65 replies · 2,616+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 19, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    "Whenever you have just the furthest left elements of the Dem party attempting to impose their will on the rest of the country -- that’s not going to work too well.”
  • Barack Obama bowed to Japanese emperor as 'protocol'

    11/15/2009 6:06:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies · 5,019+ views
    Obama bowed to emperor as 'protocol' By: Mike Allen November 14, 2009 11:08 PM EST SINGAPORE – A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday. “I think that those who try to politicize those things are just way, way, way off base,” the official said. “He observes protocol. But I don’t think anybody who was in Japan – who saw his speech and the reaction to it, certainly those who witnesses his bilateral meetings there –...
  • LIVE THREAD- Memorial Service at Ft. Hood- 11/10/09

    11/10/2009 10:41:52 AM PST · by SE Mom · 758 replies · 30,435+ views
    FOX ^ | 10 November 2009
  • Walter Reed obstructing FBI investigation of Hasan?

    11/06/2009 1:59:09 PM PST · by tosh · 34 replies · 1,526+ views
    NPR ^ | 11/6/2009 | NPR
    from an interview on NPR this morning . . . ZWERDLING: I want to add something else about Hasan at Walter Reed. The psychiatrist I talked to today said that he was the kind of guy who the staff actually stood around in the hallway, saying: Do you think he's a terrorist, or is he just weird? And now, apparently, Walter Reed is in a lockdown mode where they've been instructed - all the staff has been instructed: Do not talk to anybody about this investigation, except military people. Do not talk to the FBI, because they're afraid, potentially, what...
  • Marine Corps bans pit bulls, Rottweilers at Camp Pendleton, other bases

    10/10/2009 10:23:44 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Marine Corps is moving to ban dogs with aggressive temperaments from Camp Pendleton and other bases under a policy developed after a 3-year-old boy at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was fatally bitten by a pit bull. The banned breeds are pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf hybrids. Families moving into base housing are no longer allowed to bring those breeds. Families already in housing can keep their dogs until Sept. 30, 2012, but only if they receive a "good-dog" waiver.
  • U.S. Captain Hears Pleas for Afghan Detainee

    06/05/2009 12:20:47 PM PDT · by steve-b · 3 replies · 294+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/24/09 | Richard A. Oppel, Jr.
    Capt. Kirk Black, who trains the Afghan police in this impoverished province, developed a practiced skepticism about claims of innocence during a decade as a Baltimore police officer. But last January, when relatives of an Afghan imprisoned at the Bagram military detention center begged him to look into the case, he agreed to listen. Eventually he became convinced that the detention was a case of mistaken identity and put the family in touch with a lawyer. Soon, Captain Black was facing a potential legal battle of his own.... Captain Black's involvement in the Bagram detainee's case began in January, while...
  • FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos

    04/27/2009 7:30:01 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 387 replies · 15,445+ views
    FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos by Staten Island Advance Monday April 27, 2009, 10:03 AM A plane, that appears to be a commercial jet tailed by fighter jets, is a "pre-planned" military flight taking photos of the Statue of Liberty, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Reports indicate it may be Air Force One. "It is pre-planned, pre-coordinated with everyone involved," said FAA spokesman Jim Peters. "It's a military flight over New York to take photos." Peters, who stressed it is not an emergency, said the flight is circling the Statue of...
  • Slow Roll Time At Langley

    04/22/2009 8:34:22 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies · 1,160+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2009 | David Ignatius
    At the Central Intelligence Agency, it's known as "slow rolling." That's what agency officers sometimes do on politically sensitive assignments. They go through the motions; they pass cables back and forth; they take other jobs out of the danger zone; they cover their the words of one veteran officer, "hit the agency like a car bomb in the driveway." President Obama promised CIA officers that they won't be prosecuted for carrying out lawful orders, but the people on the firing line don't believe him. They think the memos have opened a new season of investigation and retribution. The lesson...
  • Obama allows short-term CIA sites

    01/27/2009 8:40:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 564+ views ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Eli Lake
    President Obama's executive order closing CIA "black sites" contains a little-noticed exception that allows the spy agency to continue to operate temporary detention facilities abroad. The provision illustrates that the president's order to shutter foreign-based prisons, known as black sites, is not airtight and that the Central Intelligence Agency still has options if it wants to hold terrorist suspects for several days at a time. Current and former U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition that they aren't identified because of the sensitivity of the subject, said such temporary facilities around the world will remain open, giving the administration the...
  • No arrests made during ceremony

    01/21/2009 10:00:44 AM PST · by meowmeow · 29 replies · 1,299+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 21 Jan 09 | Scott McCabe
    Close to 1.5 million people poured onto the National Mall Tuesday, and the biggest police action appeared to be reuniting parents with their lost children, law enforcement officials said. “We had a crowd stretching from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and for the most part it was an orderly and festive,” said U.S. Park Police Sergeant Robert LaChance. “We couldn’t have asked for a better day.” No arrests were made as of Tuesday afternoon, according to D.C., National Park and U.S. Capitol police.
  • Auto Bailout Was A CYA Move

    12/21/2008 1:21:48 PM PST · by AmericaTalks · 16 replies · 802+ views
    America Talks ^ | 12/21/08 | David Zublick
    The bailout of Chrysler and General Motors was a simple case of CYA for the Bush Administration. Bush did not want to go out with the collapse of the auto industry happening on his watch. The $17.4 billion lifeline extended by Bush will not do much in the way of preventing the total collapse of these companies. The viability of the industry is in question and the reckless decisions by management over the course of many years cannot be turned around within a three month period. By March, these guys will have their hands out again, with no significant restructuring...
  • Bishops of Los Angeles issue letter reassuring gays in the wake of Prop. 8

    12/06/2008 6:27:20 PM PST · by Publius804 · 22 replies · 955+ views ^ | Dec 6, 2008 | Catholic News Agency
    Bishops of Los Angeles issue letter reassuring gays in the wake of Prop. 8 The bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, led by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, issued a letter to homosexual Catholics on Friday seeking to ensure them that the Church’s support for Proposition 8 was not meant to diminish their dignity or their membership in the Church. The true aim of the Church’s support, the bishops write, was to “preserve the ordered relationship between man and woman created by God.” The pastoral letter, which was printed in the archdiocesan paper The Tidings, is written to all homosexual...
  • LA Times Only Just Notices Obama Has Thin Resume?

    11/18/2008 1:30:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1,158+ views ^ | November 18, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    Interestingly, Dan Morain of the L.A. Times has just discovered that Barack Obama has a pretty thin resume prior to being elevated to the presidency. Between 1993 and '96, Obama, the much-ballyhooed "Constitutional scholar," had only an unusually low 3,723 billable hours of legal work accrued over a four-year stint with his law firm employer Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Gallard. Further, he seems to have worked on but few cases and made little impact commensurate with his reputation. The question I have, of course, is why is the L.A. Times only NOW interested that Obama was "involved in relatively few...
  • State employee says she was ordered to check out Joe the Plumber

    10/31/2008 5:48:32 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 96 replies · 3,518+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 31, 2008 | Randy Ludlow
    State employee says she was ordered to check out Joe the Plumber Friday, October 31, 2008 8:21 PM By Randy Ludlow The Columbus Dispatch Vanessa Niekamp said that when was asked to run a child-support check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16, she thought it routine. A supervisor told her the man had contacted the state agency about his case. Niekamp didn't know she just had checked on "Joe the Plumber," who was elevated the night before to presidential politics prominence as Republican John McCain's example in a debate of an average American. The senior manager would not learn...
  • News outlets sweat over exit poll accuracy

    10/21/2008 2:02:50 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 40 replies · 1,419+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-21-2008 | DAVID PAUL KUHN
    Media outlets are preparing for the possibility that their Election Day surveys could be skewed because of overstated support for Barack Obama, largely because of the enthusiasm of his supporters. While exit polling is a notoriously inexact science—early exit poll results suggested John Kerry would be elected president in 2004—the introduction of several new variables, ranging from the zeal of Obama’s supporters to his racial background to widespread early voting, is causing concerns among those who charged with conducting the surveys and the networks that will be reporting them. “It’s in some ways the flip side of non-cooperation,” said one...
  • Barney Frank: Conservatives trying to blame economic woes on blacks

    10/06/2008 6:19:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 100 replies · 2,023+ views
    Barney Frank: Conservatives trying to blame economic woes on blacks By Jerry Kronenberg | Monday, October 6, 2008 | | Business & Markets U.S. Rep. Barney Frank claims conservatives are trying to partly blame the nation’s economic woes on black people. “This is an effort I believe to appeal to a kind of anger in people,” Frank, a Newton Democrat who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, today told a Boston foreclosure-prevention forum. Frank charged that conservatives aim to shift blame for the market meltdown away from Wall Street and toward minority-lending laws like the federal Community Reinvestment Act....
  • Chris Matthews Interviews His Daughter...Without Disclosing It

    09/30/2008 5:17:43 AM PDT · by Nick Thimmesch · 26 replies · 432+ views
    FISHBOWL DC ^ | 9/30/08 | MEDIA BISTRO
    On Friday's "Hardball," Chris Matthews interviewed a number of student members of the group Concerned Youth of America. One of those students -- Caroline -- is his daughter, a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Did Matthews disclose that fact as he interviewed her? Not so much:
  • S.F. slaying of dad, sons called gang related

    07/29/2008 10:24:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 212+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/29/8 | Bob Egelko
    The fatal shootings of a father and two sons in San Francisco's Excelsior district June 22 were not road-rage killings and instead were motivated by the killer's belief that his targets were in a rival gang, the head of the police homicide unit said Monday. "We know it is gang related," Lt. Mike Stasko told the Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee. Stasko said the victims, Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, were attacked because of their appearance. "Apparently, the people in the car were similar to Hispanic males, and they were targeted because of...
  • Prayer refusal pupils 'disciplined'

    07/04/2008 6:34:50 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies · 110+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Friday, July 4 | Press Assoc
    An education authority is investigating claims that two school pupils were punished for refusing to kneel down and pray to Allah during a religious education lesson. Parents complained after the boys, Year 7 pupils at Alsager High School in Cheshire, were given detention for being "disrespectful" to the prophet, the Congleton Chronicle reported. Parent Sharon Luinen told the paper: "This isn't right, it's taking things too far. "I understand that they have to learn about other religions, I can live with that, but it is taking it a step too far to be punished because they wouldn't join in Muslim...
  • War on the Unexpected

    11/15/2007 9:33:39 AM PST · by hadit2here · 12 replies · 131+ views
    Cryptogram Newsletter ^ | November 15th, 2007 | Bruce Schneier
    The War on the Unexpected We've opened up a new front on the war on terror. It's an attack on the unique, the unorthodox, the unexpected; it's a war on different. If you act different, you might find yourself investigated, questioned, and even arrested -- even if you did nothing wrong, and had no intention of doing anything wrong. The problem is a combination of citizen informants and a CYA attitude among police that results in a knee-jerk escalation of reported threats. This isn't the way counterterrorism is supposed to work, but it's happening everywhere. It's a result of our...
  • Torre: Yanks' Offer Was an Insult

    10/19/2007 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 97 replies · 150+ views
    AP via Breit Bart ^ | Oct. 19, 2007 | RONALD BLUM (AP Base Ball Writer)
    Joe Torre had a hunch it would come to this. And when the New York Yankees offered him a one-year contract with a hefty paycut, performance-based bonuses—and no room to negotiate—he was insulted and figured he had no choice but to walk away. "The fact that somebody is reducing your salary is just telling me they're not satisfied with what you're doing," Torre said Friday at a news conference. "There really was no negotiation involved. I was hoping there would be, but there wasn't. "If somebody wants you to do a job, if it takes them two weeks to figure...
  • New York Woman Who Died in Phoenix Airport Was Dead for Two Hours Before Police Told Husband

    10/12/2007 2:53:41 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 43 replies · 1,349+ views
    FOX ^ | 10/12/07 | Unknown
    Carol Anne Gotbaum, 45, was on her way to alcohol rehabilitation in Tucson when she was arrested after causing a disturbance during a stopover at Sky Harbor. Authorities said Carol Gotbaum, who had become upset over missing her connecting flight, was shackled and left in an airport holding room and found unconscious minutes later. Noah Gotbaum, a member of a prominent New York City family, had called the airport three times that afternoon, telling officials he was concerned about his wife's whereabouts because she was depressed and suicidal. Gotbaum's Arrest Records of the time of the calls indicate she was...
  • Durham to Honor 2006-2007 Duke Championship Teams

    10/12/2007 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Nomorjer Kinov · 3 replies · 206+ views ^ | 12 Oct 2007
    DURHAM, N.C. -- The Durham City Council will recognize seven athletic teams from Duke University that captured championships or reached the Final Four in 2006-2007. The ceremony will be a part of the council's Monday, October 15 meeting. The seven teams include field hockey, men's soccer, volleyball, women's basketball, women's golf, and men's and women's lacrosse. ... The 2007 men's lacrosse team secured the ACC regular season and tournament championships. The tournament title was the fourth in the program's history. The Blue Devils won 17 games, which tied the NCAA record for victories in a season, and advanced to the...
  • Miller Brewing Company's Email Response (Folsom Street Fair)

    10/03/2007 6:04:17 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 51 replies · 1,121+ views
    Miller Brewing Company ^ | 10-03-97 | Miller Brewing Company Staff
    "While Miller has supported the Folsom Street Fair for several years, we take exception to the poster the organizing committee developed this year. We understand some individuals may find the imagery offensive and we have asked the organizers to remove our logo from the poster effective immediately. We regret that our failure to adhere to our own policy led to an inappropriate use of our trademark and apologize to anyone who was offended as a result, particularly members of the Christian community who have contacted us to express their concern. We are conducting an immediate audit of our procedures...
  • HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought

    09/20/2007 7:44:49 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies · 78+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | September 20, 2007 | SUSAN KANSAGRA, M.D.
    Merck Study Shows Partial Protection Against Additional Cancer-Causing Strains A study by the company that makes Gardasil, a vaccine that protects against cervical cancer, suggests it may be even more effective than previously thought. The vaccine, manufactured by Merck, had previously been thought to only protect against 70 percent of cervical cancer caused by viruses. However, the new research indicates that it may also have at least some effect against viral strains that cause the other 30 percent. The new data was presented this week by Merck at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The finding was an...
  • McCain Tacks Hard Right on Immigration as Bush Admin Cracks Down on Illegals

    08/10/2007 10:19:14 AM PDT · by Mediahawk · 99 replies · 1,671+ views
    News and Policy ^ | 8/10/07 | Zim Sidney
    Following the immigration fiasco that splintered the party into warring factions, the Republican Party is attempting to transform that bone of contention into an olive branch to appease their base enraged and disgruntled by efforts by some party leaders to ram through a Senate immigration reform bill hated by the GOP grassroots. Party heavyweights such as Senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and his fellow Arizona senator and presidential candidate John McCain supported the defeated reform initiative. They formed part of the bipartisan group of senators that framed the failed bill. But according to media reports these same men...
  • SCLC: No honor for Vick

    08/07/2007 7:08:46 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies · 773+ views
    AJC ^ | 8/6/2007 | STEVE VISSER
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference has backed off its vow to honor accused dogfighter Michael Vick at its convention this week. "There is no award or no honoring of Michael Vick," said SCLC spokesman David Stokes. rights organization would honor and recognize the embattled Falcons quarterback who is under federal indictment on dogfighting charges. "We need to support him no matter what the evidence reveals," Steele said before the convention began, adding that his organization was focusing on Vick's redemption. So far the convention, which began Friday and ends Wednesday, has had no special event for Vick.
  • The Senate's Churchill?

    08/02/2007 7:46:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 699+ views ^ | 8/2/2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Senate's Churchill?   By Kenneth R. | 8/2/2007 Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl has taken a lot of knocks recently from conservatives for having teamed up with Teddy Kennedy to front for the administration’s failed immigration scheme.But when it comes to the threat from the Islamic Republic of Iran, few members of the U.S. Senate – or of any branch of the U.S. government, for that matter – have understood or articulated the stakes so well.Kyl believes that the United States faces no greater challenge from any single country today than from Iran. And yet, he noted...
  • Arizona clamps down on illegals

    07/03/2007 6:32:49 AM PDT · by traumer · 37 replies · 1,010+ views
    The governor of the US state of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, has signed into law legislation designed to deter illegal immigrant workers. The law requires businesses to verify that all their employees are legally entitled to work in the US, or face the prospect of being closed down. The tougher penalties were introduced days after President Bush's immigration reform bill failed in the Senate. Arizona is one of the main gateways for illegal migration into the US. Federal failure Under the new legislation, an employer's first offence would be punished by a temporary licence suspension. Congress finds itself incapable of coping...
  • Immigration Bill's Demise Not a Reason to Cheer (Arizona Star barf alert)

    07/01/2007 3:22:00 PM PDT · by hardback · 44 replies · 961+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 7/1/7 | the editors
    Immigration bill's demise not a reason to cheer Our view: Senate's failure to act will not make our borders any safer, or make the 12 million illegal residents go away Tucson, Arizona | Published: 07.01.2007 By the end of last week, every politician who could get to a phone or a computer was eager to let the world know how disappointed he or she was over the death of the immigration bill. Those were the people, like Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., who had made a valiant but unsuccessful effort to create an immigration bill that would lure hard-liners from the...