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  • Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout

    12/17/2014 8:48:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    FireceCable ^ | 12-15-2014 | Daniel Frankel
    Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout December 15, 2014 | By Daniel Frankel Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now." The campaign features the usual TV spots, directing viewers to visit the "protest the operator" website, in this case KeepFoxNews.com. Fox News versus Dish Fox's post urged Dish subscribers to call the satellite operator. (Source: KeepFoxNews.com) A Fox News blog post notes, "Despite the undeniable demand...
  • Attkisson exposes C-SPAN- White House dispute

    10/31/2014 11:00:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/31/14 | Erik Wemple
    Among the juicier tidbits in the new book “Stonewalled” by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson relates to a tiff between C-SPAN and the White House. As Attkisson tells the story, C-SPAN eminence Brian Lamb interviewed President Obama on Aug. 12, 2010, for a documentary on the White House. In the session, Lamb asks Obama about the Oval Office: “What have you changed in this room?” The president responds, “We have not yet redecorated this room . . . Given that we are in the midst of some very difficult economic times, we decided to hold off last year in
  • Girlfriend of Miami cop slain in Pines says they tussled, but he pulled the trigger

    05/13/2014 7:35:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2014 | Mike Clary
    The girlfriend of a Miami police officer shot dead in the Pembroke Pines home they shared said Carl Patrick pulled the trigger himself as the two tussled over his service pistol. "I did my best to hold on and struggle with him," Tiniko Thompson, 45, said in an interview with WTVJ-Ch. 6. "He fell, he slipped, and we're still tussling with the gun...and it went 'pow.' That's it." Patrick, 52, a Miami cop for 25 years, was found dead in the Rainbow Lakes community home on Friday, two days after Thompson said he was killed.
  • Teen In Medical Dispute Sent To Foster Care

    02/25/2014 12:14:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | Ken MacLeod
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Connecticut couple sobbed outside a Boston courtroom after a legal setback in their yearlong battle to regain custody of their daughter. The state of Massachusetts took charge of Justina Pelletier as her parents and doctors at Children’s Hospital continue to clash over her diagnosis and treatment. The teen’s mom broke down in court. Paramedics wheeled Linda Pelletier from the courthouse Monday afternoon minutes after she collapsed upon hearing a judge order her embattled teenaged daughter into foster care. “This child has been ripped away from this family,” Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition said....
  • Tennis Appeals Comcast Decision to Supremes - Says D.C. circuit ignores congressional intent

    12/04/2013 8:02:55 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 12/04/2013 10:45:00 AM Eastern | John Eggerton
    Washington - The Tennis Channel has taken its carriage complaint against Comcast to the Supreme Court. “We are seeking Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in our case because the lower court strayed from longstanding federal discrimination law to invent an arbitrary and unfair standard for deciding cable carriage complaints," Tennis Channel said in a statement. "The ruling ignores Congress’ intent to ensure a diverse, competitive media marketplace and eviscerates the FCC’s congressionally assigned responsibility to regulate program network competition in the public interest. "“In doing so, the lower court reversed two-and-a-half years of repeated conclusions by the...
  • Japan says it may inhabit disputed islands

    09/10/2013 10:04:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2013 12:38 PM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    Japan said Tuesday it is considering stationing government officials on disputed East China Sea islands to back its territorial claim. … In Beijing, China’s Foreign Ministry warned that such a move would not be tolerated. … Japan also summoned China’s ambassador in Tokyo on Tuesday to lodge a protest after eight Chinese coast guard vessels entered waters near the islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. …
  • Britain, Spain in Renewed Dispute Over Gibraltar

    08/12/2013 5:25:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2013 | Shaun Waterman
    Great Britain on Monday sent warships to the Mediterranean and weighed legal action against Spain in a territorial dispute over the Gibraltar peninsula, as Madrid threatened to join with Argentina in a U.N. effort to strip Britain of the last remnants of its empire. In London, Ministry of Defense officials told the BBC that the Royal Navy deployments are part of a long-planned military exercise and not connected to the three-centuries old dispute over the Gibraltar enclave. The feud between the European allies has erupted anew in recent weeks amid Spanish protests over an effort to create an artificial reef...
  • Iran Dispute 'Quickly and Easily' Resolved?

    04/16/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Iran said Monday it is ready to resolve all issues concerning its nuclear program "quickly and easily" in a second round of talks with the P5+1 slated for Baghdad on 23 May. Tehran's foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi told the semiofficial ISNA news agency that Iran "might be more flexible" if it could be guaranteed an external supply of enriched uranium – an apparent endorsement of a US compromise proposal. Salehi's remarks come as US President Barak Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu traded fire over whether allowing Tehran to push the next round of talks off for almost five...
  • John Roco:Nobutero Ishihara(Liberal Democratic Party,Tokyo Governor Shintaro son),Military,Senkaku

    12/14/2011 9:41:54 AM PST · by John Roco · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 14th, 2011 | John Roco
    General Secretary Nobutero Ishihara of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, 2nd highest ranking official and possibly a future Prime Minister of Japan, asserted in Washington that Japan should position military forces, an armed forces bases for troops on the Senkaku's or Diaoyu's or Diaoyutai Islands. He is son to Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara one who denies Japanese responsibility in the Nanjing Massacre of 1937 a particularly heart wrenching part of history etched in many a Chinese psyche- whether ROC (Taiwan), PROC (China), or Chinese worldwide (indicative in the recent wide distribution reading and interest in Iris Chang's 'Rape of Nanjing')....
  • U.S. backs Lebanon on maritime border dispute with Israel

    07/09/2011 11:31:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/9/11 | Barak Ravid
    Amid rising tensions over gas reserves, Israel to submit proposal to UN on where maritime economic border with Lebanon should be over next few days; U.S. endorsed Lebanon's proposal submitted to UN in August. In the next few days Israel will submit to the United Nations its take on where its maritime economic border with Lebanon should be, as the two countries scramble for gas reserves estimated to be worth billions of dollars. Israel's position is due to be approved by the cabinet on Sunday; Jerusalem argues that Lebanon's proposal includes major areas belonging to Israel.
  • Vietnam accuses China in seas dispute

    05/30/2011 6:52:07 AM PDT · by coldphoenix · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 May 2011 | BBC
    Vietnam's foreign ministry has accused China of increasing regional tensions in an escalating territorial dispute. A rare weekend news briefing followed a confrontation in the South China Sea between a Vietnamese oil and gas survey ship and Chinese patrol boats. Vietnam says the boats deliberately cut the survey ship's cables in Vietnamese waters. China denies the allegation. China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan all claim territories in the South China Sea.
  • Chinese fishermen expected to return from South Korea

    12/25/2010 10:33:04 PM PST · by Cardhu · 2 replies · 1+ views
    China Daily ^ | December 25th 2010 | Ai Yang
    BEIJING - The Chinese fishermen detained by South Korean authorities are likely to return home on Saturday, after the charges against them were dropped a day before. Three Chinese fishermen were booked on a charge of "obstructing the duty of civil servants" after a collision between their trawler and a patrolling South Korean vessel in the Yellow Sea on Dec 18. However, South Korean coast guard officials decided to drop the charges on Friday, citing their "lack of direct involvement in the incident" and "active cooperation in the investigation", according to the Yonhap News Agency. The report said the coast...
  • China to establish permanent Senkaku patrols

    12/20/2010 4:19:50 AM PST · by FromLori · 1 replies
    asahi ^ | 12/20/2010 | KENJI MINEMURA
    China will permanently deploy large fisheries patrol vessels in waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands, a senior Chinese official told The Asahi Shimbun. The official with the Ministry of Agriculture's Bureau of Fisheries took the unusual step of granting an interview concerning the Senkaku issue to a foreign media outlet on Saturday, saying that China was planning measures to challenge Japan's control of the islands off Okinawa Prefecture. The official said fisheries patrol vessels of more than 1,000 tons would maintain continuous patrols near the islands, which are known as the Diaoyu Islands in China. "It is a legitimate right...
  • Offering to Aid Talks, U.S. Challenges China on Disputed Islands

    07/24/2010 5:51:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 3+ views
    NYT ^ | 07/23/10 | MARK LANDLER
    July 23, 2010 Offering to Aid Talks, U.S. Challenges China on Disputed Islands By MARK LANDLER HANOI, Vietnam — Opening a new source of potential friction with China, the Obama administration said Friday that it would step into a tangled dispute between China and its smaller Asian neighbors over a string of strategically significant islands in the South China Sea. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at an Asian regional security meeting in Vietnam, stressed that the United States remained neutral on which regional countries had stronger territorial claims to the islands. But she said that the United States...
  • Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes

    01/17/2010 9:18:53 PM PST · by Saije · 31 replies · 997+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/2010 | Leslie Kaufman
    Gordon Fleming is, by his own account, an environmentally sensitive guy. He bikes 12 1/2 miles to and from his job at a software company outside Santa Barbara, Calif. He recycles as much as possible and takes reusable bags to the grocery store. Still, his girlfriend, Shelly Cobb, feels he has not gone far enough. Ms. Cobb chides him for running the water too long while he shaves or showers. And she finds it “depressing,” she tells him, that he continues to buy a steady stream of items online when her aim is for them to lead a less materialistic...
  • World stocks shaken by US-China trade dispute

    09/14/2009 11:58:47 AM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,043+ views
    AP News ^ | 9/14/09
    European and Asian markets fell Monday, shaken by news of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China over tariffs on tires. Germany's DAX fell 1.4 percent to 5,544.71 and Britain's FTSE 100 lost 1.0 percent at 4,962.90. France's CAC-40 shed 1.4 percent to 3,683.72. Asian indexes lost as much as 2 percent and Wall Street was expected to fall later. Dow industrials futures were down 81 points at 9,450.00 and Standard & Poor's 500 futures slipped 9.90 points to 1,027.40. The U.S. decision to impose trade penalties on Chinese tires infuriated Beijing, which condemned the move as protectionist and...
  • Jihadi dispute points to deeper radicalism among youths

    03/26/2009 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 262+ views
    CNS monitor ^ | 3/26/09 | Caryle Murphy
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - In yet another fissure within radical Islamist networks, one of the world's most influential jihadi theologians is coming under fire from some former followers for allegedly moderating his views – a claim he denies. The attacks on Jordanian cleric Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, who was spiritual adviser for the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, are significant because of Mr. Maqdisi's longtime stature as a revered spiritual mentor who legitimizes violence with his religious interpretations of Islamic sacred texts.
  • Pa. Amish farmer gets jailtime in outhouse dispute (school, outhouses ordered padlocked by Judge)

    03/17/2009 3:06:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,587+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 3/17/09 | Genaro C. Armas - ap
    Ebensburg, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania Amish farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail after refusing to bring a pair of outhouses into compliance with state sewage laws. Andy Swartzentruber, of Ebensburg, cited his conservative religious beliefs in refusing to abide by a court order to make the privies used by schoolchildren compliant and pay a $500 fine. Cambria County Judge Norman Krumenacker said he respected the Amish's religious beliefs but had no choice but to sentence Swartzentruber to jail and fine him $1,000 for being in contempt of court. "Quite frankly, this is not a religious...
  • President Certified After Objection Delay (2004)

    12/17/2008 10:50:53 AM PST · by Jack Black · 9 replies · 748+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Thursday, January 06, 2005 | FoxNews
    President Certified After Objection Delay Thursday, January 06, 2005 WASHINGTON — A joint session of Congress resumed meeting Thursday evening and quickly finalized certification of President Bush's (search) 286 Electoral College votes to Democrat John Kerry's 251. A candidate needs 270 votes to win the presidential election. Kerry running mate John Edwards received one Electoral vote. The certification was delayed for several hours after Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, stopped the formal declaration of Bush's second term to protest voting irregularities. The joint session had met earlier in the day but quickly recessed per congressional...
  • Policy Dispute (Inside the Ring w/Bill Gertz)

    07/10/2008 10:24:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 96+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/10/08 | Bill Gertz
    Defense officials are criticizing what they say is the failure to capture or kill top al Qaeda leaders because of timidity on the part of policy officials in the Pentagon, diplomats at the State Department and risk-averse bureaucrats within the intelligence community. Military special operations forces (SOF) commandos are frustrated by the lack of aggressiveness on the part of several policy and intelligence leaders in pursuing al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his top henchmen, who are thought to have hidden inside the tribal areas of Pakistan for the past 6½ years. The focus of the commandos' ire, the...