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  • Social sharing site Digg is sold for $500,000...Google offered $200million just four years ago

    07/14/2012 6:26:25 PM PDT · by rawhide · 25 replies
    dailmail.co.uk ^ | 6-13-12 | Eddie Wrenn
    In 2008, Google reportedly offered to purchase the popular Digg service for $200million. But yesterday, the service was picked up for a relatively humble £500,000, a small price for what was once the celebrated internet darling which signalled the start of social sharing and social media. New York tech 'incubator' Betaworks Digg on Thursday in a deal that included the remaining brand assets. Launched in 2004 by then 27-year old Kevin Rose, Digg rose to prominence as an aggregator of online content, becoming at one point one of the more highly-trafficked stops on the Internet.
  • In bra, panties and wheelchair, woman goes through Oklahoma City airport screening this morning

    12/01/2010 7:50:53 AM PST · by cashion · 95 replies · 1+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 12-1-2010 | ROBERT MEDLEY
    A woman who missed her flight at Will Rogers World Airport Tuesday when she showed up in a wheelchair, bra and panties, passed through the airport screening process this morning and has left the city. Tammy Banovac, clad in undergarments and sitting in a wheelchair, failed to pass the Transportation Security Administration screening process Tuesday when security officers detected traces of nitrates on her wheelchair. Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney said the issue was resolved this morning and Banovac, 52, caught her flight out of the city at 7 a.m. after going through screening without incident. Banovac did show up at...
  • Tea Party Could Put Record Number of Black Conservatives in Office

    10/31/2010 4:52:23 PM PDT · by kingattax · 69 replies
    New American ^ | 29 October 2010 | Raven Clabough
    Despite allegations of racism in Tea Party organizations, the Republican Party, and conservative groups, 2010 has witnessed more black Republican activism than ever before. Thirty-seven African Americans in 16 states have been in contention for seats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this year. Fox News reports, “The Republican Party is hoping to put a record number of African Americans in Congress after Tuesday’s election; despite the fact the first black president is highly unpopular within the party.”
  • Digg critics allege vast right wing conspiracy [FreeRepublic mentioned]

    08/26/2010 1:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    TG Daily ^ | August 6, 2010 | Starr Keshet
    AlterNet is claiming that it has uncovered a "widespread campaign of censorship" executed by a group of "influential" conservative and right-wing Digg members. The site - which defines itself as a viable "alternative to the commercial media onslaught" - refers to Digg as both a "behemoth" and a "powerhouse." "The [Digg] model [makes] it very susceptible to external gaming whereby users from certain groups attempt to push their viewpoint or articles to the front page to give them traction," claimed senior news editor "Oleoleolson." "But the inverse of this effect is more devastating, as Bury brigades could effectively remove stories...
  • About Sarah Palin: Optical Allusion (excellent read..)

    08/13/2010 12:49:23 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/13/10 | Jay D. Homnick
    The reason they call it the Web is that it catches more flies-by-night than the aluminum siding business. Some image, poignant in its charisma or its grotesquerie, captivates the public imagination and suddenly millions of otherwise productive citizens must stop whatever they are doing and see the kitty trampoline unto the roof or the pea which sprouted in a man's lung. Some of these buzz arts are followed by buzzards, as 30-year careers are crushed by 30 seconds of crassness. This week's target was Sarah Palin, the former governess of Alaska, if that's the correct way to say female governor....
  • The Rigging Of Digg: How A Covert Mob Of Conservatives Hijacked The Web’s Top Social News Site

    08/11/2010 8:45:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 77 replies
    http://digg.com/d31YzU4 ^ | Aug 5th, 2010 | The Public Record
    If you’re at all web-savvy, you’ve probably heard of Digg.com. Founded in 2006, Digg is the reigning king of the social news ecosystem, cracking the top 50 websites in the U.S. and the top 100 worldwide. Its million-plus users democratically filter the torrent of online media, upvoting or “digging” desired content while “burying” rubbish and spam. The most popular content is promoted to the site’s highly-trafficked front page. The result is a peek into the consciousness of the internet: a mixture of comics, videos, sensationalism, and breaking news that is the growing face of new media.Digg’s popularity makes it...
  • 70 Conservatives Allegedly Censor Digg

    08/07/2010 10:43:36 AM PDT · by Wanderer659 · 9 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 8-7-10 | Matt
    When I saw the headline, I assumed that the liberal members over there were caught, coordinating their efforts. My assumption was based on experience. There have been many times, particularly during the initial ClimateGate stories, that liberal members would come and bury comments. I would comment on a link, and a short time later, my comment would not be visible, as it had been buried dozens of times. One member in particular, is an AGW proponent, and will come to any link against the “established science,” and tell you how stupid you are. That member would usually be followed (in...
  • Obama Places U.S. Under UN's LOST Treaty with Executive Order for "National Council Of Oceans"

    07/30/2010 8:47:20 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 145 replies · 2+ views
    Information Liberation ^ | July 30, 2010 | Cassandra Anderson
    Thirty states will be encroached upon by Obama's Executive Order establishing the National Ocean Council for control over America's oceans, coastlines and the Great Lakes. Under this new council, states' coastal jurisdictions will be subject to the United Nations' Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST) in this UN Agenda 21 program. America'a oceans and coastlines will be broken into 9 regions that include the North East, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Great Lakes, Alaska, the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii) and the Caribbean.... Because of the decades of difficulty that the collectivists have had trying to ratify the...
  • 4 ARRESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA TRYING TO SELL NUCLEAR DEVICE

    07/11/2010 3:18:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    VOA NEWS.com ^ | VOA News 10 July 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "South African police say they have arrested four men in the capital, Pretoria, for attempting to sell what they describe as an industrial nuclear device to undercover officers. The men - all South Africans - were arrested Friday at a Pretoria gas station, where they attempted to sell the device for about $6 million. Police say Interpol was also involved in the operation."
  • Homeless man rescues American flag during storm

    07/06/2010 2:53:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    KVUE-TV ^ | 7/6/10
    An act of patriotism is earning a homeless man in El Paso a great deal of praise. He rescued a fallen American flag during a severe storm.
  • Breaking News: Rockets Fired at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as Biden Visits Iraq

    07/04/2010 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 198 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/4/2010
  • More bad news for the anti-gun crowd as the Brady Campaign sells its member list to raise cash

    06/11/2010 6:50:34 PM PDT · by archy · 30 replies · 892+ views
    Examiner.com [Indianapolis] ^ | June 11, 12:30 PM | Rob Reed
    As the American public increasingly turns away from the gun control agenda, the leading gun control group has been forced to sell its membership list to raise money. While NRA membership nears 4 million members, the flagship gun control group, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has been revealed to have just over 50,000 members. The once-secret Brady Campaign membership numbers were discovered when gun rights activist and blogger Joe Huffman found that the Brady Campaign was selling its membership list for direct mail marketing. As Huffman points out, 50,000 members is far below the "about half a million...
  • Investigation Reveals Numerous Bogus Claims on Obama Resume

    04/03/2010 2:24:28 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 82 replies · 3,917+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/3/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In what is being called 'the biggest hustle in human history,' a special investigation has discovered numerous bogus claims on Barack Obama's resume, including the outright lie that he was a 'Constitutional scholar and professor.' The claim turns out to be false. As investigators delve further into the background of Barack Obama, a disturbing picture is emerging of a man who is not who he claims to be. The information the public has been told concerning Obama is turning out to be false--fabrications and inventions of a man and an unseen force behind him that had clear ulterior motives for...
  • Graham to Obama: scrap New York terror trial, I'll stand with you

    03/07/2010 10:34:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 513+ views
    Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday outlined his plan to help President Obama close Guantánamo if the administration agrees to abandon a civilian New York terror trial for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in favor of a military tribunal. BY MARK SAPPENFIELD On Sunday, two moderate senators defended President Obama’s apparent willingness to reconsider his administration’s decision to use a civilian New York terror trial for the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The first, Senator Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina, is seen as the architect behind the Obama administration’s potential change in plans. He has promised...
  • Digg/Reddit/Yahoo and Twitter Dominated by Liberals.

    02/19/2010 7:07:44 PM PST · by Lexluthor69 · 8 replies · 336+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 02-19-10 | Robert Ehrenkaufer
    As a conservative trying to spread the word I have posted articles of a conservative nature on most of the popular Social Media Sites. Digg, Reddit, Yahoo Buzz and Twitter to name just a few. What I have found is that these sites are as dominated by liberal activists as the main stream media. That's not to say that there are not conservatives on these sites, there are, what I am saying is their voices are buried. Anyone who has submitted a right leaning story on Digg can attest to the fact that it is quickly buried and the comment...
  • Haiti earthquake: Miracle boy plucked from rubble of his house two days after disaster

    01/16/2010 4:59:21 PM PST · by Semper911 · 28 replies · 1,918+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 15 January 2010 | David Williams
    Amid the horror and devastation in Haiti, there were stories too of hope and joy as the prayers of those hunting for their missing loved ones were answered. For two days Daphnee Plaisin and her husband Reginald Claude had searched with their bare hands among the twisted rubble of their collapsed home for their two-year-old son Redjeson. They could hear his increasingly weak cries but were unable to move the giant concrete and metal sheets that consumed him somewhere below. But then came the moment they had prayed for but feared they would never see as specialist Belgian and Spanish...
  • Congress lets 50 tax breaks expire at end of ’09

    01/01/2010 2:06:26 PM PST · by jan in Colorado · 32 replies · 2,200+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 12-22-2009 | Ashlea Ebeling
    When members of the U.S. Senate finally head home this week, they will be leaving the future of 50 individual and business tax breaks in limbo. All expire at the end of 2009. Among the disappearing breaks are the research tax credit and an annual alternative minimum tax "patch," which keeps 23 million additional middle-income Americans from being forced into calculating and paying the dreaded AMT. (For 2009, with the patch in place, 4 million upper-middle- and high-income families will pay AMT.)
  • 'Underwear Bomber's' Alarming Last Phone Call

    12/31/2009 1:17:20 PM PST · by Perdogg · 196 replies · 12,937+ views
    abc news ^ | 12.31.09
    The accused "underwear bomber" made a dramatic final call to his father that he found so alarming, the father approached Nigerian officials who took him directly to the CIA's station chief in the Nigerian capital, sources told ABC News.
  • Lcpl Shawn P. Hefner, USMC - Bringing Home a Hero (Hanky alert)

    11/21/2009 9:22:52 AM PST · by whatisthetruth · 40 replies · 1,871+ views
    Lcpl Shawn P. Hefner, USMCDec 04, 1986 -Nov 13, 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVWHcObPpDc
  • Republican Scozzafava Suspends New York Congressional Campaign

    10/31/2009 8:09:06 AM PDT · by libstripper · 97 replies · 2,558+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2009 | Fox ews
    Republican state Assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava has suspended her campaign for upstate New York's 23rd Congressional seat, leaving Democratic nominee Bill Owens and Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman in the race that will conclude Tuesday. The move comes on the heels of a new poll that showed Scozzafava had fallen behind her two competitors in a race too close. The Siena College poll has Owens picking up 36 percent of the vote, while Hoffman has 35 percent. Scozzafava has 20 percent, with nine percent of voters undecided. It's a turnaround from the first Siena poll on the race in September, which...
  • "Awaken O America" vidoe achieves 10,000 views on youtube.

    10/29/2009 7:26:51 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 46 replies · 3,004+ views
    The youtube video about America Awakening passed the 10,000 view mark today after a month. Thanks to everyone for watching. Please keep passing its message around if you are so inclined. AWAKEN O AMERICA, YOU LIBERTY IS CALLING There is a great evil that has beset our nation and is attempting to destroy it, from within and without. We have the most radical, un-American, and dangerous administration and congress in history. Our forefathers are rolling over in their graves, and if the founders were alive, I believe those men would have rebelled outright against such radical, unconstitutional departures from the...
  • Fidel Castro says racist right-wingers fight Obama

    08/24/2009 11:37:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 3,127+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2009
    HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is trying to make positive changes in the United States, but is being fought at every turn by right-wingers who hate him because he is black, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday. In an unusually conciliatory column in the state-run media, Castro said Obama had inherited many problems from his predecessor, George W. Bush, and was trying to resolve them. But the "powerful extreme right won't be happy with anything that diminishes their prerogatives in the slightest way." Obama does not want to change the U.S. political and economic system, but "in...
  • What is Digg? And why should I care?

    08/19/2009 3:16:13 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies · 1,570+ views
    Digg.com ^ | 08/19/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    What is Digg? Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by its users. You won’t find editors at Digg — they’re there to provide a place where people can collectively determine the value of content and they’re changing the way people consume information online. How do they do this? Everything on Digg — from news to videos to images — is submitted by their community of users (known as "diggers"). Once something is...
  • 7/28/09 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    07/29/2009 1:13:46 AM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | July 28, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    Here is today's list of news stories and opinion articles you'll want to read and digg! http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • 7 year old earns $10,000 and builds orphanages in Haiti.

    07/20/2009 1:51:01 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 22 replies · 2,204+ views
    Imperfect Action is Better Than No Action ^ | July 15, 2009 | Giovanna Garcia
    Isabelle Redford is a 7 year old little girl who loves to draw, but her art is more than just kid stuff. She is an artist. Her drawings are good enough to earn some real money but she isn’t spending it on toys or candy. Isabelle draws cards and raise money to help the orphans. It all started when Isabelle was 5, her mother Kelly Redford told her a story about twin girls in Haiti whose mother died during childbirth. Isabelle immediately asks her mother, “What can we do, we have to help.” Isabelle brainstormed and thought of a way...
  • St. George man drowns saving his sons

    07/19/2009 3:36:25 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 24 replies · 1,437+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 7/19/2009 | Tom McGhee
    A 32-year-old St. George man drowned Saturday while saving his young sons from sinking in a cold Garfield County lake. Shawn Pederson was in a paddle boat in Upper Barker Lake when he noticed that his sons, ages 5 and 7, were having trouble staying above the water as they swam nearby, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's office. Pederson jumped in and kept the boys' heads above water as he tried to get them into the boat. He yelled to J.H. Frost, his father-in-law, and to his brother-in-law, who were on the shore, and the two swam to the...
  • Child shoots intruder during home break-in

    07/17/2009 6:52:28 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 89 replies · 2,562+ views
    WAFB TV ^ | July 16, 2009 | David Spunt
    PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - A mother is counting her blessings after her ten-year-old son defended himself and his younger sister against three people who broke into their apartment. Late Tuesday, West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies received a call to a Port Allen apartment complex after several shots rang out from inside one of the apartments. "You are out here trying to work and for someone to come and do that and invade your home is very hard," the children's mother said. She asked to not be identified. Deputies say Dean Favron and Roderick Porter knocked several times on...
  • 7/07/09 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    07/07/2009 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 3 replies · 284+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | July 7, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    If you're anything like me, you were pulling your hair out as all the major news channels dedicated hours of their air time to the Michael Jackson memorial ceremony. Perhaps most disturbing about the overblown display of public affection was the revisionist history which has already set it. To hear Al Sharpton credit MJ with the presidency of Barack Obama and for "breaking down the color curtain," was not only ridiculous, it was infuriating. There have been countless people - black and white - who fought, actually fought, for racial equality in this country. Michael Jackson sang songs. Sharpton also...
  • 7/06/09 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    07/06/2009 11:22:30 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 5 replies · 323+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | July 6, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    I hope your Independence Day weekend was full of fun and liberty! I've tried not to select a huge amount of stories about the Sarah Palin resignation because it seems the MSM, as usual, is getting distracted by the big publicity item and leaving you to dig for the rest. Luckily for you, you have us! Here are Monday's diggs! http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • 6/30 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    06/30/2009 3:01:31 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 5 replies · 372+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 20, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    The MSM are busy talking about Michael Jackson, Frah Fawcett, Billy Mays and other fluff stories - but not here! Below is a collection of hard-hitting news articles and opinion peices you'll want to read and digg. As always, please feel free to forward us any stories you think deserve to make the daily digg list. http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/ We'll get the video diggs to you all later tonight. =)
  • A tribute to NEDA & all other brave Iranian women

    06/28/2009 9:42:15 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 15 replies · 767+ views
    YouTube ^ | 28 June 2009 | Jeff Head
    TRIBUTE TO NEDA AND ALL BRAVE IRANIAN WOMEN Please watch this great video that represents the depths of the depravity of the tyranical Islamic rule that the people of Iran, and particularly its women, suffer under. The likes of Khamanei & Ahmadinejad need to suffer the same fate of Benito Mussolini & Nicolae CeauÅŸescu. We cannot forget, or give up on the freedom fighters in Iran. Please remember them, remind your representatives of them, and support them in any way you can. Please join us at: Americans on facebook for Iranian Liberty
  • 6/26 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    06/27/2009 1:00:00 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 2 replies · 281+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 27, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    Saturday appears to be the slowest day of the week for news, so this list will pale in comparison to yesterday's. Even so, here's some great content for you to read and digg. http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • 6/26 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    06/26/2009 12:18:52 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 18 replies · 371+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 26, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    We have a bevvy of great news articles for you today - more than enough to tide you over for the weekend! As morbid as it is to admit, Michael Jackson handed Mark Sanford the biggest PR break in history. The Cap & Tax legislation is supposed to be voted on today by the House and, in fact, looked like it was going to pass according to a "test" vote. We've provided you all with more than enough information here to arm yourselves with the facts. Call your representative and tell them just what you think about "Cap and Trade"...
  • 6/25 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    06/25/2009 3:05:27 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 2 replies · 313+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 25, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    Here are the major recent news stories you've just GOT to read and Digg! http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • Daily News Headline Update 6/21

    06/21/2009 3:00:08 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 2 replies · 192+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 21, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    I apologize for these news stories coming a little late in the day. My wife and I just celebrated our first anniversary and I've just come back to the blogosphere. Nonetheless, here are today's articles you're sure to digg! http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • Daily News Headline update 6/20

    06/20/2009 1:50:34 AM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 20, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    The latest political headlines you're sure to digg! http://bit.ly/KCS0V
  • Here are the major headlines from today you're sure to Digg!

    06/19/2009 8:39:36 AM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 19, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    Here are today's news stories you'll want to read and digg! http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • Stories and videos you'll digg, and a couple you'll want to bury

    06/18/2009 9:07:59 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 18, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    The headlines and videos conservatives should digg for the day are up - as well as a couple bury suggestions. http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • Conservative Videos to Digg, and Liberal Stories/Videos to Bury

    06/17/2009 10:56:03 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 17, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    We posted the day's storie's you'll want to Digg earlier today. The three most recent posts feature the Digg headlines you'll want to bury, the video's you'll digg, and a few liberal videos that deserve a long drop and a short stop. http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • Daily Diggs 6/17/09

    06/17/2009 9:15:17 AM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 7 replies · 249+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 17, 2009 | Conservative Brawler
    Here are the stories you'll want to Digg today! http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/2009/06/daily-diggs-61709.html "Conservative Diggs & Buries" is a new site aimed at bringing political balance to Digg by organizing and directing the conservative community to the articles that matter most to us.
  • Amnesty Pushers Concoct Six Straw Men

    05/09/2009 6:40:33 AM PDT · by Delacon · 80 replies · 1,662+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/06/2009 | Rep. Lamar Smith
    It’s an old device in politics: Set up a straw man to criticize when you can’t win an argument on your own. Such tactics, unfortunately, are standard fare when it comes to efforts by a handful of special interest groups to bring about amnesty for illegal immigrants. Organizations such as the National Council of La Raza, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Migration Policy Institute know that most Americans disagree with their desire for amnesty. Most Americans want to see immigration laws enforced. So these groups create straw...
  • Rest in Peace [Jack Kemp has died]

    05/02/2009 6:49:34 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 241 replies · 17,109+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/2/5009 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    After a lifetime of public service and a painful illness, Jack Kemp has died. Our prayers are with his family.
  • Singer Ayman Udas ‘shot by her brothers for TV sin’ (Pakistan)

    05/02/2009 2:49:48 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 23 replies · 1,992+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 3, 2009 | Daud Khattak
    A RISING musical star was allegedly shot dead by her own brothers in the conservative city of Peshawar in Pakistan last week after she had appeared on television. The murder of Ayman Udas, who was in her early thirties and newly married, has shocked the city’s artistic community because it symbolises a backlash against women and cultural freedom in an area that is increasingly dominated by Islamic funda-mentalists. As a singer and song writer in her native Pashto, the language of the tribal areas and the NorthWest Frontier province, Udas frequently performed on PTV, the state-run channel. She won considerable...
  • Invisible Children to be featured on OPRAH TODAY!

    05/01/2009 12:26:07 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 90 replies · 4,927+ views
    conversantlife.com ^ | May 1, 2009 | Invisible Children
    There are moments in life when you truly feel alive. Today, May 1st 2009, I feel alive. After days, thousands of miles, countless phone calls...e-mails, outbursts of anger and excitement....blood, sweat, and tears...the seemingly impossible has happened. The last city to be "RESCUED" was Chicago. The figures we had called out to lend a voice to the senseless war in Northern Uganda were: President Obama or his wife Michelle, Vice President Biden, Bono, and Oprah. The woman has spoken, and Oprah is now filming the founders of Invisible Children to be aired on her show today... My friend Jay said...
  • Fox_Business_Reporter_Calls_Out_Daily_Show_Jon_Leibowart (for your DIGG, please)

    04/19/2009 11:21:55 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 9 replies · 1,360+ views
    please add some diggs
  • Are Israel and America Heading for a Blowup?

    04/10/2009 10:50:14 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 19 replies · 965+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 10 | Ed Lasky
    News outlets are atwitter over a series of actions and gestures on the part of American and Israeli leaders that may presage an upcoming clash between the two nations. This may herald problems for the nation of Israel as she confronts a range of adversaries on her borders — and a particularly lethal one not on her borders but a mere missile ride away: Iran. What can we tell from the fog of diplomacy? The advent of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu has prompted concerns in some quarters (and celebrations in others) that Israeli and American policy will not be...
  • Terror Recruiting Video Targeting Young MN Men

    04/01/2009 7:40:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 457+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 4/1/09 | Sonya Goins
    The FBI is taking a close look at a video that uses slick production and anti-American messages to get young men interested in terrorism. The Feds are trying to figure out how legitimate and significant this video is. At one point in the video, the narrator praises the men who've left the west to fulfill an obligation in the holy war. The 30 minute tape shows Somali and Ethiopian troops fighting in July 2008. Terrorist groups like Al Shebab, are using gunfights like this to lure young American men to join their cause. "This is really shocking that those guys...
  • Jack Bauer Meets Barack Obama

    03/27/2009 3:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,783+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2009 | Diana West
    The following takes place in an unseen episode of "24." Tony Almeda, glowering, is watching the President live on a television in a coffee shop across the street from the White House. The President (on screen): "In particular, I would like to speak directly to the people and leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Nowruz is just one part of your great and celebrated culture...." Without taking his eyes off the screen, Tony punches in a number on his cell. Jack Bauer answers. "Yeah," he breathes, also watching the president on a mirror server uploaded to his monitor. The...
  • Specter trying to change rules to make GOP Senate race an open primary

    03/23/2009 2:41:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies · 1,303+ views
    hotair ^ | March 23, 2009
    Via DrewM at Ace’s site. The last time I posted about this, I thought Specter could play Joe Lieberman to Pat Toomey’s Ned Lamont by losing the GOP primary and then winning the general election as an independent. Not so; turns out Pennsylvania law prohibits independent runs by candidates who compete in and lose a primary. So he’s either got to run as a Republican and beat Toomey or duck the showdown by going indie now. Or maybe there’s a third way. In recent days, Specter has quietly lobbied Republicans who control the state Senate to support a proposal that...
  • Bill would allow concealed guns on college campuses (Louisiana)

    03/03/2009 2:37:40 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies · 535+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | March 3, 2009 | Ed Anderson
    College students, faculty and employees who are licensed to carry concealed handguns should be able to tote them on their campuses, where they are now banned, according to a bill filed Monday by Rep. Ernest Wooton, R-Belle Chasse. The measure is identical to one Wooton abandoned on the House floor last year after getting the House committee he chairs to approve it 11-3. Wooton said last year he counted 46 votes of support, seven shy of what was needed, and withdrew the bill in the last stages of the session. Wooton served notice at that time he would bring the...