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  • Gettysburg readies for 150th anniversary of battle

    05/26/2013 10:26:40 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 78 replies
    The commemoration of this year's milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
  • Retailers Are Put on the Spot Over Anti-Gay Aid [Gays Want $$ Cut-Off To Christian Groups]

    09/25/2011 6:13:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    NYTimes ^ | September 25, 2011 | Matthew Ryan Williams
    Retailers Are Put on the Spot Over Anti-Gay Aid By ERIK ECKHOLM September 25, 2011 Matthew Ryan Williams A handful of advocates, armed with nothing more than their keyboards, have put many of the country’s largest retailers, including Apple, Microsoft, Netflix and Wal-Mart, on the spot over their indirect and, until recently, unnoticed roles in funneling money to Christian groups that are vocal in opposing homosexuality. The advocates are demanding that the retailers end their association with an Internet marketer that gets a commission from the retailers for each online customer it gives them. It is a routine arrangement on...
  • Big Brother wants into your hard drive (must see video!)

    11/12/2009 9:22:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 1,488+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | November 10, 2009 | William Dembski
    The phrase “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” sounds innocent enough. Who could be against such an agreement? But in fact it appears to be a pretext for a massive invasion of privacy, motivated in part by the entertainment industry seeking to maintain copyrights. But once unleashed, such an assault on freedom will know no bounds. What if Big Brother finds on your laptop that you think ID supports certain traditional moral views, and what if any articulation of such views comes to be regarded as a hate crime? (Click excerpt link for MUST SEE VIDEO!)
  • 'Witch hunt' expected under new U.S. 'hate crimes' law

    12/13/2009 6:40:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies · 2,005+ views
    WND ^ | 12/13/2009 | Bob Unruh
    The lawyer who handled the years-long battle by Pastor Stephen Boissoin over "hate speech" charges for a letter he wrote to the editor of a local newspaper that cited the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality is forecasting a nationwide "witch hunt" in the U.S. prompted by an expanded "hate crimes" law signed by President Obama. Gerald Chipeur,  who supervises law offices across Canada, worked from his Calgary headquarters on the defense of Boissoin, who was accused by a university professor of instigating hate against homosexuals with his letter to the editor. As WND reported, an appellate court in Canada recently reversed...
  • Assault on Deadly Smoking a Model for Fighting Sprawl (Smoking Ban Next Step)

    12/22/2006 12:20:39 PM PST · by Namyak · 114 replies · 1,490+ views
    The Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 12/22/06 | Thomas Hylton
    Scranton’s recent decision to ban smoking in almost all public places — coming on the heels of a similar bans in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh — represents one of the biggest culture changes of our times. Such a ban would have been unthinkable 50 years ago, when cigarette commercials dominated the airwaves and glamorous movie stars lit up regularly on the silver screen. In recent years, 17 states and more than 500 local municipalities have enacted smoking bans. Cigarette sales have dropped 20 percent since 1998, when tobacco companies agreed to pay $248 billion to the states to help cover the...
  • Kafka in Tulia

    07/28/2002 9:58:44 PM PDT · by gcruse · 21 replies · 320+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2002 | Bob Herbert
    ulia is a hot, dusty town of 5,000 on the Texas Panhandle, about 50 miles south of Amarillo. For some, it's a frightening place, slow and bigoted and bizarre. Kafka could have had a field day with Tulia. On the morning of July 23, 1999, law enforcement officers fanned out and arrested more than 10 percent of Tulia's tiny African-American population. Also arrested were a handful of whites who had relationships with blacks. The humiliating roundup was intensely covered by the local media, which had been tipped off in advance. Men and women, bewildered and unkempt, were paraded before TV...