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  • Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    09/25/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 238 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/25/2014 | Carrie Johnson
    Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress. Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly "adamant" about his desire to leave soon...
  • Arizona's restaurant ferret ban takes effect

    09/17/2013 9:54:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 16, 2013
    PHOENIX, - A law officially forbidding ferrets from being brought into the Arizona restaurants has taken effect. Friday, the 90th day since this year's legislative session was adjourned, marked the day 256 new laws took effect in the state, including the ferret ban, which stems from efforts to narrow the number of species considered "service animals," Capital Media Services reported Monday. Laws previously allowed several types of animals to be claimed as "service animals" and brought into restaurants and other facilities by people with disabilities, but the new law restricts the designation to dogs and miniature horses. Miniature horses were...
  • Obama's woman in Tehran (Valerie Jarrett Leads Secret Negotiations)

    11/05/2012 3:47:24 PM PST · by mojito · 41 replies
    YNet ^ | 11/5/2012 | Alex Fishman
    A Chicago lawyer is the key player behind the secret talks between the US and Iran. Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama. Last month, The New York Times reported that the US government is engaged in secret talks with Iran aimed at establishing a direct line of communication once the US presidential elections are over. The National...
  • California ferret owners want their pets legalized

    03/07/2011 7:46:56 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 82 replies
    hosted ^ | Mar 7
    SACRAMENTO, - California's ferret owners are tired of being criminals. They live in the only U.S. state besides Hawaii that bans residents from keeping ferrets as pets, forcing an untold number of Californians to keep their beloved weasels hidden from the public.
  • 'Ferrets down trousers' draws outrage

    05/17/2010 9:38:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 862+ views
    upi ^ | May 16, 2010
    LONDON,- Animal welfare groups in Britain say they are outraged by a school fundraising contest that involves placing ferrets down the trousers of competitors. The charity "ferret legging" event is the idea of retired school headmaster Frank Bartlett, 67, who argued the competition would not harm the ferrets since they were docile, "would probably go to sleep," and would be placed down baggy trousers, The Telegraph newspaper reported Saturday. But animal welfare groups say the endurance contest, in which the winning competitor is the last one to release the ferret from his trousers, would cause the animals unnecessary stress and...
  • Red Ferret Journal Blames Republican Fascism For Obama's Internet Policies

    11/05/2009 7:34:11 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 7 replies · 625+ views
    The Red Ferret Journal ^ | 11/05/09 | "Nigel"
    This is the way this article appears on the website Red Ferret Journal: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (or secret copyright treaty as it’s being called) is as perniciously nasty a piece of proposed legislation as you’re likely to find anywhere on the planet. Ostensibly being created to defend the rights of copyright owners, this is yet another instance of stupid government serving the narrow agendas of greed of the massive entertainment corporations. This is not good law. Unless we all want the dead soul less hand of government stamping out our freedom to communicate, every single Internet user on the...
  • Man Slit Throat of Girlfriend's Ferret After Argument, Police Say (Ferret survived)

    05/05/2009 10:21:26 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 472+ views
    ... Police say the man was taken into custody, and when the woman returned later that morning to pick up her belongings, she saw that her ferret's throat had been cut ear to ear. Dr. Rosanna Scali said the ferret's throat had been sliced by a knife. The veterinarian also found defensive wounds on the animal from trying to fight off its attacker. The ferret underwent surgery and has been returned to its owner.
  • Rudy Giuliani's Comedy Gold

    12/22/2008 4:56:42 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 43 replies · 886+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 22, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    When the news broke that Fred Thompson would be taking over Bill O'Reilly's radio spot, FredHeads cheered. It was reported that Rudy Giuliani was in negotiations for the gig as well. Rudy may give the SoCons fits, but on fiscal conservatism, taxes, and national security, he is one of the best. He also doesn't take any crap from anyone, especially liberals. And Rudy is no stranger to radio, having hosted a weekly call-in show back in the 1990's. Had he beaten out Thompson for the job, we may have been treated to some great, snarky stuff like this. More ....
  • Stop The ACLU cartoons

    11/23/2007 7:41:39 PM PST · by Dan Lacey · 8 replies · 197+ views
    Faithmouse Blog ^ | 11/23/07 | Dan Lacey
    Looks slow, so I thought I'd post a mini-gallery of some of my recent 'Stop The ACLU Ferret' cartoons which I draw for the Sunday Funnies at Stop The ACLU.Enjoy!
  • GIULIANI TO WOO NRA (gun-grabber tells NRA he's "changed")

    09/18/2007 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 129 replies · 724+ views
    NY POST ^ | Sept 18, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani, an ardent gun-control advocate as mayor, will address the NRA Friday.
  • CA: No love lost on ferrets, poll finds

    03/31/2007 2:25:07 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 14 replies · 632+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 31 March 2007 | Dan Reed
    No love lost on ferrets, poll finds SURVEY NIPS PLANS TO MAKE THEM LEGAL PETS Almost everyone in California knows what a ferret is. And most think the creatures should remain illegal, according to a new poll that has ferret lovers frowning - and some at each other's necks - across the state. As it turns out, same-sex marriage (43percent) rates higher in California than legalizing those pointy-nosed polecat descendants. "Only 38 percent favor legalization. That's kind of absurd," said Pat Wright, who founded Ferrets Anonymous in 1993 and directed a fundraising campaign to pay for the $6,000 Field Research...
  • Under the Surface, the Brain Seethes With Undiscovered Activity (ferret alert)

    10/08/2004 8:09:35 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 20 replies · 706+ views
    University of Rochester Press Release ^ | October 6, 2004 | Jonathan Sherwood
    Back to Press Releases MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Sherwood (585) 273-4726 October 6, 2004 Under the Surface, the Brain Seethes With Undiscovered Activity There’s an old myth that we only use 10 percent of our brains, but researchers at the University of Rochester have found in reality that roughly 80 percent of our cognitive power may be cranking away on tasks completely unknown to us. Curiously, this clandestine activity does not exist in the youngest brains, leading scientists to believe that the mysterious goings-on that absorb the majority of our minds are dedicated to subconsciously reprocessing our initial thoughts and experiences....
  • Tree-sitting activist finds another perch (yup, Ferret again)

    04/29/2003 1:48:26 PM PDT · by Clinging Bitterly · 68 replies · 357+ views
    www.registerguard.com | © The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon April 29, 2003 Tree-sitting activist finds another perch Activist Mike McCarthy is up a tree again, this time in front of the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House near downtown Eugene. A week ago Monday, he took up residence in a sweetgum tree slated for removal by the nonprofit organization that runs the historic home and museum, which is near Skinner Butte at Third Avenue and Willamette Street. The city gave the group permission to cut down five trees in order to return the home and its landscaping to its late 1800s to early 1900s condition,...
  • Ready to defend bike paths (erstwhile Freeper on the lunatic fringe here)

    03/02/2003 2:49:07 PM PST · by Clinging Bitterly · 26 replies · 275+ views
    The Eugene Red Guard ^ | Mar. 2. 2003 | MICHAEL J. McCARTHY
    Ready to defend bike paths If the Segway electric scooter, two-cycle engine-powered skateboards and other machines ridden by able-bodied people are allowed access to the bike path system, it is a step onto the slippery slope of destruction. The paths should be for human-powered travel only, unless one cannot use one's legs normally. I have watched foolish hot-rodders weave hazardously through a heavy weekend load of bike riders and strollers. They naturally assume they are the preferred users of the paths, much in the same foolish way that those in automobiles regularly harass and bully bicycles on regular city streets....