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  • 1982 Court Decision Approved Unwarranted Wiretaps

    12/20/2005 6:33:36 PM PST · by TheDotte · 48 replies · 1,142+ views
    District Court Judge Freeman accepted Jabara’s arguments in a precedent-setting opinion, holding that the FBI and NSA violated Jabara’s Fourth Amendment rights. The judge first found that Jabara had a well-based expectation of privacy when he made his overseas telephone calls. Next, the court found that because the FBI evidence failed to tie Jabara or domestic organizations he was affiliated with to a foreign agent or to collaboration with a foreign power, the FBI should have sought a warrant before asking the NSA to “seize” his telephone calls. Finally, the court held that the NSA...should have sought a warrant before...
  • Williams Waits on Gov.'s Clemency Decision (Tookie Update! Gov says NO to clemency)

    12/12/2005 12:13:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,649+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/05 | David Kravets - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has rejected a stay of execution for Crips co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams, who is scheduled to die after midnight. The court's decision comes a day after the California Supreme Court refused to grant a stay of execution for the convicted killer meaning the former gang leader who became an outspoken critic of gang violence will be executed early Tuesday unless the governor grants clemency. Williams' supporters also made another pitch directly to the governor Sunday to spare his life, telling Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a letter that they had a new witness who...
  • Freep Governor Schwarzennegger 1-916-445-2841, Will he be "Girly Man" or the "Terminator" w/ Tookie

    12/12/2005 5:34:42 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 17 replies · 482+ views
    vanity | December 12, 2005 | the eagle has landed
    When the 9th Circus says it's ok to go ahead with the execution, a bunch that has opposed most capital punishment it seems like an easy call. 26 years of appeals, 4 murders directly and thousands more indirectly by starting the Crypts gang. If writing childrens books gets you off death row I can see a bunch of new authors coming out.
  • Decision on oil-for-food official delayed (Stephanides)

    11/14/2005 9:29:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 444+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/05 | Nick Wadhams - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations put off a decision on how to respond to a ruling by an appeals body that vindicated the lone employee fired over the Iraq oil-for-food scandal, despite promises that it would come to a conclusion on Monday. The move gave Joseph Stephanides the right to a copy of the ruling, made 30 days ago, which said he was wrongly fired and should be reinstated, paid two years of back pay as compensation and given a written apology. A copy was obtained last week by The Associated Press but it has not been made public....
  • Western states sue feds over decision to open pristine forests

    08/31/2005 9:20:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 789+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 8/31/05 | Terence Chea - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - California, New Mexico and Oregon sued the Bush administration over the government's decision to allow road building, logging and other commercial ventures on more than 90,000 square miles of the nation's remaining pristine forests. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, attorneys general for the three states challenged the U.S. Forest Service's repeal of the Clinton administration's "roadless rule" that banned development on 58.5 million acres of national forest land, mostly in western states. "The Bush administration is putting at risk some of the last, most pristine portions of America's national forests," California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said. "Road...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • CA: Environmental group sues over California logging decision

    08/09/2005 7:09:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 299+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/9/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - An environmental group is suing California wildlife regulators, alleging officials broke the law by giving a North Coast timber company the right to damage the habitats of two endangered species. Pacific Lumber Co. gained permission under the 1999 Headwaters deal for certain logging activities that environmentalists said would harm populations of coho salmon and marbled murrelets, a seabird that nests in old growth redwoods. A Humboldt County Superior Court judge revoked the permits in 2003, saying they violated the California Endangered Species Act. In February, the state Department of Fish and Game cleared the way for the...
  • Anticipatory self-defense - (International law is not a suicide pact! First strike on Iran?)

    07/25/2005 9:03:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 631+ views
    International law is not a suicide pact. Fashioned to ensure the survival of states in a world still lacking global government, these binding rules emphasize the right of national self-defense. This right may be exercised not only after an attack has already been suffered, but also in advance, if the defensive first strike can meet certain essential conditions. Consider Iran. President Bush has assuredly authorized the Pentagon to prepare plans for the pre-emptive destruction of that country's developing nuclear installations. Leaving aside the difficult tactical side of such an operation, a prior question arises: Would this particular pre-emption be permissible...
  • Bush's choice was pure genius - (interesting argument re: consequences if Roe were overturned!)

    07/21/2005 8:41:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 30 replies · 931+ views
    The Republicans' ideal Supreme Court nominee is someone who might overturn Roe v. Wade, but won't. That makes President Bush's choice of John G. Roberts pure genius. If defenders of abortion rights condemn the pick, so much the better. Social conservatives will think they won. And when a court ruling later proves they haven't, Republican leaders can comfort them. So far, all is according to plan. Roe v. Wade is the 1973 Supreme Court decision enshrining a federal right to abortion. If Roe went down, two bad things would happen to Republicans. One is that it would arouse America's pro-choice...
  • Laura Bush pressured to resign over Guantanamo Bay scandal - President withholds decision

    07/16/2005 2:53:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 827+ views
    Laura Bush pressured to resign over Guantanamo Bay scandal - President withholds decision POSTED: 2:35 pm PDT July 16, 2005 (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari) WASHINGTON -- Former presidential candidate John Kerry said Saturday "Laura Bush ought to be fired." Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., a possible 2008 presidential contender, nodded in agreement when the two appeared together on Capitol Hill. Also Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said the matter of leaking a recipe from her cookbook "rises above politics and is about our national security." Leading White House critic Representative John Conyers added, “All we know is that it was...
  • Bill Cosby's Judicial Good Fortune - (timing of multiple sex charges found to be suspicious!)

    07/12/2005 1:27:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,327+ views
    Bill Cosby has drawn a good judge in Philadelphia. Last March, in a civil lawsuit, Andrea Constand alleged that Cosby had drugged and groped her at his home. Constand's suit also claimed that she had been contacted by 12 women who were willing to come forward and allege that Cosby sexually assaulted them in a similar manner. Attorneys retained by nine of the women had tried to keep the names of their clients a secret for a host of reasons, one of which was fear of a deteriorating bipolar condition brought on by intense media scrutiny. U.S. District Judge Eduardo...
  • 4th Circuit reinstates juvenile nudist camp's free-speech lawsuit-(is this NUTS?...or what?!)

    07/06/2005 5:02:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 102 replies · 5,826+ views
    RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court yesterday reinstated a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law requiring parental supervision at a summer camp for juvenile nudists. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the American Association for Nude Recreation-Eastern Region could pursue its claim that the law violates its free-speech rights by crimping its ability to spread its social nudism philosophy. The organization claims it had to cancel a summer camp last summer in southeast Virginia because only 11 of the 35 youths who signed up would have been able to bring a parent as...
  • Supreme Court Liberals to the Little Guy: Drop Dead - (Jurisprudence by tea leaf reading! Superb!)

    06/30/2005 11:58:34 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 771+ views
    Five Supreme Court Justices with myriad educational degrees fumbled the simple meaning of the word “public”. Apparently the new meaning of the term “public use” is any use involving people. This is a brazen moving of the goal posts to rig the game in favor of powerful corporations and political interests. The Kelo vs. New London recision (it’s not a decision) is nothing less than a nail in the coffin of government by the people, for the people, and of the people. Here are five reasons why this has happened. BIG GOVERNMENT IS #1: The liberal wing of the Supreme...
  • When Justices become dictators - (astute commentary by brilliant young Ben Shapiro)

    06/29/2005 1:43:08 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 793+ views
    This week, the Supreme Court of the United States once again proved that it is a feckless, dictatorial and altogether ridiculous body. Its latest spate of decisions reveals legislative usurpation, disingenuous deference and silly inconsistency. But, of course, what else should we expect from the court that tells us our Constitution protects pornography but not political advertising, sodomy but not the Ten Commandments, and mentally disabled murderers but not private property? For those disinterested enough not to gasp in horror at each new judicial outrage, it is fascinating to watch as the Supreme Court gradually turns the Constitution on its...
  • The government can now take your home and sell it to a private developer-(CFIF.ORG ACTION ALERT!)

    06/29/2005 11:19:57 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 500+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | Staff Writers
    "The government can now take your home and sell it to a private developer." Those are the words of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in her dissent from the draconian Supreme Court ruling in the case of Kelo v The City of New London.. The Kelo decision is an outright repudiation of the most basic American principle -- constitutional protection for life, liberty and property. But we are not about to take this assault on our God-given liberties lying down!When we heard of this decision on Thursday, we immediately went to work. And Senator John Cornyn has already answered the call.Just...
  • Property Rights, Eminent Domain, and the Making of a Citizen Politician - (terrific story!)

    06/28/2005 10:31:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,187+ views
    Over the weekend, a good friend of mine left a message on my answering machine, which at first I didn’t recognize, because his voice was so shaken with rage and desperation. But after a brief moment, I realized that it was my buddy, Danny, from the firehouse. At first I didn’t recognize him because Danny is as calm and collected a man as I have had the privilege of knowing. To hear the agitation in his voice was something that I could not associate with him. Living on the south shore of New York’s Long Island, Danny was naturally drawn...
  • Hairsplitting at the Court - (what a relief! Sage George Will on historical religion/state concepts)

    06/27/2005 11:59:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 806+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday rendered two more hairsplitting, migraine-inducing decisions about when religious displays on public property do and do not violate the First Amendment protection against ``establishment'' of religion. In a case from Texas, where a Ten Commandments monument stands outside the state Capitol, the court, splintered six ways from Sunday, said: We find no constitutional violation. The second case came from Kentucky, where the Commandments displayed in several courthouses are surrounded by historical symbols and documents -- e.g., copies of the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Star Spangled Banner -- to comply with the ``reindeer rule,'' more about which anon. On Monday the court recoiled from Kentucky's displays, saying, they are unconstitutionally motivated by a ``predominately religious purpose.'' Not enough reindeer?</p>
  • Holy Moses - (SCOTUS 10 Commandments decisions; imagine our Founders knowing THIS!)

    06/27/2005 9:03:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 677+ views
    AMERICAN SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | JUNE 28, 2005 | GEORGE NEUMAYR, Executive Editor
    Perhaps nothing illustrates this era of judicial lawlessness better than the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday that the Ten Commandments, unless they are somehow aesthetically muted and secularized, be chiseled off courthouses across the country. Lawless judges cannot abide the sight of fixed laws adorning courts. Imagine if the representatives of the states at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 had a chance to review David Souter's secularized understanding of the First Amendment before deciding whether or not to ratify the Constitution. Would any of the states have ratified it? Would they have agreed to a constitution that gave federal judges the...
  • Supreme Court Decision- Castle Rock vs Gonzales

    06/27/2005 7:19:43 PM PDT · by sactodan · 10 replies · 2,280+ views
    Sacto Dan Blog ^ | June 27, 2005 | Sacto Dan
    The United States Supreme Court today ruled in the case TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO v. GONZALES. This case is about a woman who had a restraining order against her estranged husband. ...when its police officers, acting pursuant to official policy or custom, failed to respond to her repeated reports over several hours that her estranged husband had taken their three children in violation of her restraining order against him. Ultimately, the husband murdered the children.The court ruled in favor of the Town of Castle Rock. Here is a brief excerpt of the decision which can be viewed in its...
  • Ding...Ding...Ding! Another Bell Rings: This time, not for Liberty ...(SCOTUS taking our freedoms!)

    06/27/2005 3:18:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 36 replies · 780+ views
    That little bell that just went off in your head this week is a warning you had better heed… When eminent domain becomes absolute dominion, as it just has, not a single citizen is safe from the insatiable greed of its government. Once used as only a tool of last resort, to make room for a highway connecting cities, or a military installation needed to defend our borders, the law of eminent domain now places your home well in reach for purposes of simple commercial and economic development. According to the recent 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, your government now has...
  • Condemnation for Corporations - (Detroit attorney reviews Kelo v. New London SCOTUS decision)

    06/27/2005 2:46:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 871+ views
    Conservatives called it the most important case in the Supreme Court this year. It was the latest skirmish in a war that pitted liberals against conservatives who desperately fought to limit government control over private property. This case, Kelo v City of New London Connecticut, would decide whether local governments could seize private property and give it to another private party under an expanded view of eminent domain. And when the 5 to 4 decision was announced on Thursday it was a victory for the Supreme Court's liberal wing. And the conservatives Justices were livid. But conservatives weren't the only...
  • When Leninists rule the nation - (SCOTUS decision bodes ill for American liberties)

    06/25/2005 6:19:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 73 replies · 1,369+ views
    In a recent Supreme Court decision, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote, "If the peasants sow the fields poorly, they should be helped – and this particularly applies to the poor peasants – by means of collective cultivation of the large estates. There is no other way of helping the poor peasants." Therefore, "the landed estates must be confiscated immediately." Actually, that was Vladimir Lenin writing in an issue of the Communist publication Pravda on June 2, 1917. I've compiled a small list of quotes for use in this article, but at times it can be hard to remember who used...
  • Supreme Court Begins Dismantling Bill of Rights - (destruction, nullification of 5th amendment)

    06/24/2005 9:19:29 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 2,064+ views
    June 23, 2005 saw the end of Amendment V to the US Constitution. Although this profound occurrence has been mentioned by our mainstream press, I have been shocked that it hasn’t been more vigorously reported and pursued. This decision undermines the very fabric of the United States of America. These are not “dramatic for the sake of drama” statements. This is what has actually occurred. The Amendment V clause to which I am referring is: “…nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Five individuals have decided that “public” now means “private”. Thursday’s 5-4 SCOTUS ruling,...
  • Blogs Face Possible FEC Regulation - (financial & political disclosures may be required)

    06/03/2005 3:02:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 553+ views
    FOX NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission is considering whether to require political bloggers to disclose whether they are receiving funds from a political campaign, the latest step in a larger debate over whether political activity on the Internet should be regulated by the government. Friday is the deadline set for the FEC to receive public comments on a number of proposed regulations dealing with Internet activities. The commission will hold hearings on June 28-29 in Washington, D.C., before deciding on final action. One of those new rules, the disclosure requirement, has many bloggers bristling, accusing the government of unfairly targeting...
  • Democrats Nuke Party Beliefs To Stop Women - (glaring policy contradictions in obstruct tactics)

    05/19/2005 9:22:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Opinion ^ | May 20, 2005 | Daniel Henninger
    Surveying the Senate's nuclear-missile silos, Court TV's Fred Graham said that of course the Republican majority had the power to change the filibuster rule, and the Democrats would have to lump it: "What are they going to do," he asked, "appeal to the Supreme Court?" They didn't much enjoy their last visit to the high court after the 2000 election. But the nightmare lingers on. The death-struggle in the Senate over the Bush judges is best understood as a re-fighting of the post-2000 Florida election challenge. Democratic logic, premised on the famous 5-4 Bush v. Gore decision, runs like this:...
  • Your Blog Will Be Investigated Soon - (implications of future government intrustion into internet)

    05/09/2005 10:17:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 703+ views
    Insta Pundit University of Tennessee School of Law Knoxville, TN February 10, 2009 Dear Mr. Pundit, I am writing to inform you that the Federal Election Commission has voted unanimously to support my recommendation that there is "reason to believe" that you have violated federal election law. Pursuant to that finding, the Commission has opened an investigation of these violations. I hereby direct you to provide sworn written answers to the following questions related to your violation of federal election law. 1. Did you on or before August 30, 2008, state on your "blog" that "If elected, Hillary Clinton will...
  • D-Hour for Iran rapidly approaches: Corsi

    04/28/2005 3:12:25 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 44 replies · 1,154+ views ^ | Jermoe Corsi
    The "Decision-Hour" for Iran is rapidly approaching. The Financial Times announced yesterday in a front-page article that the Pentagon has notified Congress of the pending sale to Israel of 100 "bunker-buster" bombs that could be used to attack Iran's secret underground nuclear facilities, such as their uranium-enrichment farm at Natanz. Congress has only 30 days to object. If the liberal Democrats decide to pass on raising a fuss, Lockheed Martin will proceed to deliver the 5,000-pound GBU-28 bombs to the Israeli Defense Force, marking the first time Lockheed Martin has ever sold a "bunker-buster" to a foreign nation. No matter...
  • Final Porn Decision

    04/24/2005 10:14:12 AM PDT · by GeekDejure · 16 replies · 717+ views
    Aftenposten Multimedia A/S, Oslo, Norway ^ | 22 Apr 2005 | Jonathan Tisdall
    Norway's Supreme Court supported decisions refusing Conoco Phillips the right to fire two workers who surfed the Internet for pornographic images on company time. The two workers on the Ekofisk field lost their jobs after being caught peeping at porn on the job in the summer of 2002. The pair took their case to court and won at both the municipal and appeals level, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. Conoco Phillips appealed the decisions to the Supreme Court in order to have a clarification of what employees can do on company time and what employers can do to enforce violations of...
  • Japanese gas decision could anger China

    04/13/2005 8:54:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/13/05 | Mari Yamaguchi - AP
    TOKYO (AP) - Japan on Wednesday said it had begun processing applications for gas exploration in a disputed section of the East China Sea, a move likely to aggravate a dispute with China that has threatened Tokyo's U.N. Security Council ambitions. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi denied the move had anything to do with the dispute, the latest round of a long-running feud over Japan's World War II aggression. China had no immediate comment. Anti-Japanese protests erupted in Beijing and two other Chinese cities over the weekend, sparked by Japan's approval of a history textbook that critics say plays down Japanese...
  • A Solomonic decision;judges could have kept the Terri Schiavo case from becoming so complex

    03/30/2005 2:14:34 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 195 replies · 1,850+ views
    "Please, Lord," I groused plaintively last week as I stood a few yards from where Terri Schiavo lay dying because a gaggle of public officials had decided her life was not worth living. "Please don't let one more person tell me how 'complex' this whole case has become." If I heard the "complexity" response once, I think I heard it a hundred times. Worst of all, I probably even thought it a few times myself. But the Terri Schiavo case is "complex" only in the sense that any of our sinful behavior is complicated. Sometimes, it is true, we weave...
  • Okay, Let's Talk About Terri Schiavo, Again

    03/06/2005 8:39:44 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 61 replies · 1,337+ views
    On February 24th, a few days before a Florida judge issued Terri Schiavo a stay of execution until the 18th of March, I wrote for the first time on a subject I admittedly knew little about in a piece titled Okay… I’ll talk About Terri Schiavo… Once! As I stated in that piece, I was writing in response to reader mail asking me to take a position on a national debate that I had spent little time researching. Both before and since, I have been inundated with mail from folks on both sides of the debate, most of whom, knew...
  • CA: Judge holds off decision in Schwarzenegger campaign cash suit

    03/04/2005 6:51:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 3/4/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO - Even as big money begins to roll into a campaign fund supporting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot measures, a superior court judge delayed a ruling Friday in a lawsuit that could limit the governor's role in raising money for the special election later this year. Attorneys representing Schwarzenegger and a political committee organized by Schwarzenegger allies had asked Judge Michael Virga to exclude a consumer group from helping to defend a state rule that caps donations to candidate-controlled committees. The California Public Interest Research Group, CalPIRG, wants court approval to join a lawsuit brought by the governor and the...
  • The Supreme Court and Foreign Law

    03/02/2005 4:55:32 PM PST · by Richie Rich · 4 replies · 384+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 03/02/05 | Richie Rich
    In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 yesterday that capital punishment is cruel and unusual punishment to those individuals who were under 18 when they committed the crime, and therefore, unconstitutional. Just 15 years ago the Supreme Court found that the statute in question was constitutional. However, they state that because 18 of the 38 states that have death penalty laws forbid executing minors (at the time of the crime), this represents an emerging national consensus. When will the courts begin interpreting the law rather than writing it? Additionally, they rattled off a list of foreign laws...
  • "One Nation Under God" CARTOON featuring Moses and the Ten Commandments...

    03/02/2005 7:20:58 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 16 replies · 1,442+ views ^ | 3/2/2005 | IPWGOP
    Supreme Court decision pending... cartoon by FReeper IPWGOP (aka Linda Eddy)courtesy of click here for really large versionThis is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • CA: Feds plan decision next week on Shelley audit (ShmelleyGate)

    01/18/2005 9:38:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 1/18/05 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The federal commission that distributes voting funds will decide next week whether to audit California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's use of the money. The four-member U.S. Election Assistance Commission will vote on the issue at a regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 27, according to a commission press release Tuesday. It would take a 3-1 majority to proceed. The panel has two Democrats and two Republicans. The Election Assistance Commission was created by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to administer more than $3 billion being distributed to states under the act to improve voting systems and replace...
  • The Case Against Medical Marijuana

    01/03/2005 9:57:34 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 843 replies · 5,628+ views
    There are two fairly well-defined positions that have emerged regarding the issue, under consideration by the Supreme Court of the United States of America, of whether the use of marijuana should be legalized for the treatment of certain medical conditions. The first of these sees marijuana's limited legalization as, in almost all cases, the effort of so-called "stoners" (in contemporary parlance people who pretty much can't live without getting high on marijuana on a daily basis) to find a way to circumvent existing laws that criminalize the use of wacky weed so that they (the stoners), with the consent of...
  • Decision Due On Hill Of Tara Motorway (Archaeology)

    11/11/2004 4:10:37 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 606+ views
    The Guardian (UK)y ^ | 11-11-2004 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Decision due on Hill of Tara motorway Archaeologists say 'heart and soul of Ireland' is threatened Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Thursday November 11, 2004 The Guardian (UK) It is Ireland's most sacred stretch of earth and one of the most important ancient landscapes in Europe. The Hill of Tara, with its passage tomb, earthworks and prehistorical burial mounds, is the mythical and ceremonial capital of Ireland, dating back 4,000 years. But now the landscape in county Meath, north-west of Dublin, is the subject of a campaign to save it from what one archaeologist has called the "worst case of state-sponsored...
  • Jean Francois Cheri, Liberal Elites: The Stewies From Family Guy

    10/22/2004 12:24:45 PM PDT · by MahaMarty · 10 replies · 426+ views
    Escoto | Martin
    Has anyone ever seen the adult cartoon show "Family Guy"? Now, is it just me or does Jean Fracois Cheri remind of you the toddler Stewie? Honestly, if you've ever seen that show, Stewie's personality fits John Kerry to a T. They both think culture is exetremly important, they think the majority of people are simpleton-lowans who can't comprehend the basics of logic and reasoning. If anyone is interested in seeing the UNCANNY resemblance, just watch the show on TBS after 6pm, I think, and Cartoon Network Adult Swim at 9pm.
  • Kerry Says He Wouldn't Have Ousted Saddam

    09/20/2004 5:06:08 PM PDT · by Chummy · 48 replies · 1,151+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2004 | Ron Fournier
    Kerry Says He Wouldn't Have Ousted Saddam   Sep 20, 6:10 PM (ET) By RON FOURNIER (AP) Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, speaks at the Redbook Mothers and...Full Image NEW YORK (AP) - Staking out new ground on Iraq, Sen. John Kerry said Monday he would not have overthrown Saddam Hussein had he been in the White House, and he accused President Bush of "stubborn incompetence," dishonesty and colossal failures of judgment. Bush said Kerry was flip-flopping. Less than two years after voting to give Bush authority to invade Iraq, the Democratic candidate said the president had misused...
  • Najaf = Make or Break Time For President Bush and Iraq

    08/13/2004 4:50:37 AM PDT · by Jmouse007 · 58 replies · 1,166+ views
    “He who fights and runs away, lives to fight ANOTHER day!” Two words: Tora-Bora and Falujah. If the government of Iraq does not have the political will to eliminate Al Sader, but instead once again allows him and his band of merry men to escape, retreat, receive immunity, or in anyway get away because President Bush wants to fight a P.C. engagement and will not allow the Marines to do what needs to be done in order to deal with this petty thug once and for all (i.e. KILL HIM and his army) then we have lost, this war is...
  • (President) Bush Defends Decision on Nev. Nuclear Dump

    08/12/2004 2:45:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 574+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/12/04 | Scott Lindlaw - AP
    LAS VEGAS - President Bush (news - web sites) on Thursday defended his decision to use Nevada's Yucca Mountain as the nation's high-level nuclear waste dump, an unpopular move in a swing state that he won four years ago. "I said I would make a decision based upon science, not politics. I said I would listen to the scientists, those involved with determining whether or not this project could move forward in a safe manner and that's exactly what I did," Bush told supporters in this city 90 miles southeast of the proposed waste site. Bush accused Democratic Sen. John...
  • TV Documentary Seeking Stories About Changed Lives Resulting From "The Passion of the Christ"

    03/19/2004 4:10:10 AM PST · by miraclesofthepassion · 2 replies · 395+ views | March 19, 2004 | Anne
    MARINA DEL REY, CA (PREWEB) March 18, 2004 -- Jody Eldred Productions, a television and film production company in Marina Del Rey, CA is in the final stages of preparing a nationwide television special to air this Easter called, "CHANGED LIVES: MIRACLES OF THE PASSION." The documentary is telling the stories of people forever changed as a result of seeing the film. These visual testimonies will give powerful witness to the life-altering power of Jesus Christ as presented through this incredible motion picture. SEEKING VIDEOTAPED STORY SUBMISSIONS As part of this documentary, the Jody Eldred Productions is asking people to...
  • Herman Cain blasts Roe v. Wade

    01/22/2004 8:05:42 PM PST · by Veritas_est · 5 replies · 170+ views
    Cain Campaign Website ^ | January 22, 2004
    Herman Cain blasts Roe v. Wade Senate candidate defends the life of unborn children and calls conservatives to action January 22, 2004 Herman Cain, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade: Today we mourn the murder of millions of innocent lives because of the decision made 31 years ago by the United States Supreme Court to give doctors the right to end the life of an unborn child. Unbelievably, the decision of Roe v. Wade shows that our Nation still chooses to place human convenience...
  • Court Endorses Wrong Kind of Censorship

    12/13/2003 12:44:32 PM PST · by thesummerwind · 19 replies · 87+ views | 12/12/03 | Jonah Goldberg
    I'm in favor of censorship. That makes me something of a pariah in American society. Fortunately, thanks to its endorsement this week of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, the Supreme Court is in favor of censorship, too. Unfortunately, the court favors the wrong kind of censorship. Let me back-up for a second: We're all in favor of censorship. If you think it should be illegal for broadcast networks to program hardcore porn, you're in favor of censorship. If you don't think neo-Nazis should be allowed to make presentations at your kid's public school's career day, you are pro-censorship. So the...
  • "Human Defined: Earth's CHOICEMAKER"

    11/13/2003 7:42:41 AM PST · by CChoicemaker · 135+ views
    The Carlsbad Review ^ | 1987 | James Fletcher Baxter
    Consider: The way we define 'human' determines our view of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and future. Choose wisely...there will be results. In an effort to diminish the multiple and persistent dangers and abuses which have characterized the affairs of man in his every Age, and to assist in the requisite search for human identity, it is essential to perceive and specify that distinction which naturally and most uniquely defines the human being. Because definitions rule in the minds, behaviors, and institutions of men, we can be confident that delineating and communicating that quality will assist the process of resolution...
  • On tenterhooks for Clark’s decision

    08/26/2003 5:56:33 PM PDT · by OESY · 5 replies · 168+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug. 25, 2003 | Howard Mortman
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 —  Retired Gen. Wesley Clark has been deciding for weeks and months whether to become the 10th Democrat to run for president. And for weeks and months I’ve been thinking about his eventual decision. I’ve been trying to decide whether I care whether Gen. Clark decides to runs for president.        TRUST ME, I’M not approaching this decision lightly. I recognize what an important decision it is, whether to decide to embrace Gen. Clark’s eventual decision. That’s why I’m seeking counsel from experts, I’m soliciting the thoughts of others who’ve confronted big decisions, and I’m...
  • School defends 'disparate' decisions

    07/17/2003 11:08:02 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 351+ views
    Invercargill's James Hargest High School board of trustees yesterday stood by its decision to allow four boys to remain at school for indecent assault, while kicking out another student for smoking cannabis. Chairman Murray Frost broke his three-day silence after the board reversed an earlier decision not to talk to media. The high school has been publicly criticised this week, for the apparent disparity in punishments it meted out to students involved in two separate incidents. The first, in May, involved an indecent assault on a 13-year-old third form girl during school time. Her mother said the girl was tackled...
  • CNN-Massachusetts Gay Marriage Court Decision Won't Come Down Today

    07/14/2003 8:39:42 AM PDT · by ewing · 18 replies · 112+ views
    CNN and the National Review Online ^ | July 14, 2003 9:02 AM | Katherine Jean Lopez-NRO Executive Editor
    Despite rumours to the contrary all weekend suggesting otherwise, the Cable News Network just reported that the gay marriage decision in Massachusetts will not come down today.
  • Man Put to Death After High Court Ruling

    04/04/2003 6:15:12 AM PST · by vannrox · 5 replies · 242+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1 hour, 3 minutes ago ( Fri, Apr 04, 2003 ) | By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
    Man Put to Death After High Court Ruling 1 hour, 3 minutes ago By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has spoken on the issue of capital punishment for people who commit crimes as juveniles, overruling a lower court and allowing Oklahoma to execute a man who killed two people when he was 17.   The 5-4 vote late Thursday illustrated the court's bitter division over whether capital punishment is appropriate in those cases. It also indicated that the four justices who called the executions "shameful" last fall do not have the fifth vote needed to...
  • Iraq Says No Missile Decision Made Yet

    02/25/2003 6:32:43 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 5 replies · 143+ views
    Associated Press , Yahoo News ^ | Febraury 25, 2003 | BASSEM MROUE
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's deputy prime minister insisted Tuesday that the government had not yet decided whether to destroy its Al Samoud 2 missiles, despite a TV interview in which Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) appeared to reject compliance with the U.N. demand. Both Iraqi and U.N. officials spoke of new, substantive cooperation. U.N. inspectors visited a pit where Iraq says it destroyed biological weapons in 1991, and Iraq reported finding an R-400 bomb containing liquid at a disposal site. "We have made some progress. In fact, we have made some breakthroughs," said Lt. Gen. Amer al-Saadi, Saddam's adviser...