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  • Desperate fight to save the euro

    11/24/2010 9:25:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    new media blog ^ | 11/24/10 | Sean O'Grady, Economics Editor
    Independent [UK], by Sean O'Grady Posted By: Photoonist- Thu, 25 Nov 2010 03:58:53 GMT The euro plunged further into crisis yesterday as investors sold off Spanish, Portuguese and Belgian government bonds in record numbers on renewed fears that those nations would follow Greece and Ireland into the financial emergency ward, undermining confidence in the single currency. The spreading contagion suggests that the markets now view the break'up of the euro as a realistic possibility, (Snip) There were also what analysts called "clear signs of stress" across the European financial system, as banks were forced to turn to the European Central...
  • GOP ready to fight over global warming ("It'll end only when God decides it's time to be over")

    11/22/2010 7:06:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/22/10 | Steve Hargreaves
    GOP ready to fight over global warmingBy Steve Hargreaves, senior writer November 22, 2010: 7:02 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- It's no secret that many Republicans are deeply skeptical of global warming. "The earth will end only when God decides it's time to be over," Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., said while quoting the Bible in a House hearing last year. "This earth will not be destroyed by a flood." Shimkus is now one of four contenders to head the House Committee on Energy and Commerce when the Republicans take the reins in January. Also vying for the leadership post:...
  • DUELING DEMOCRATS

    11/17/2010 12:56:09 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | NOV 17, 2010 | swampsniper
    Democrsts and Halloween fun!Face it folks, we just don't know how to party!
  • An unexpected fight could be exactly what NASCAR needed (Jeff Gordon - Jeff Burton Fight)

    11/08/2010 8:12:30 AM PST · by tlb · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2010 | Bruce Martin
    ASCAR got what it needed most Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway when Jeff Gordon assaulted Jeff Burton after the two crashed during a caution period. Just when the sport had become predictable and stale, there's nothing like two drivers slugging it out . NASCAR has seen its numbers dwindle in terms of interest and popularity. While they like to blame the economy for that dip, there are some in the garage area who believe fan apathy has played a role as drivers became too corporate, too mindful of the reaction from sponsors and team owners. And no driver represented that...
  • Pelosi move is a sign that Democrats intend to fight the GOP, not cut deals

    11/07/2010 1:47:48 PM PST · by truthandlife · 76 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/5/10 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi's aim to remain the leader of House Democrats is an indication the party is ready to go to war with Republicans in the next Congress, not cut deals across the aisle. The California Democrat is a radioactive figure in many districts across the country, where Republicans parlayed her unpopularity to pick up seats in Tuesday's landslide elections. But she's also a master at energizing the Democratic base, and her liberal resolve, some Democrats say, will draw much sharper distinctions between the two parties than that of more conservative members who might otherwise assume the leadership spot. "The...
  • Football Brawl at Ivor Wynne Stadium Sends Spectator To ER (Video)

    11/06/2010 7:24:01 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    The Spec ^ | 10/20/2010 | Paul Morse and Larry Moko
    Video Link Here Football mom Cathy Brady says she is still in shock after a weekend brawl at Ivor Wynne Stadium that sent her husband to hospital with a severe concussion. Brady and her husband John were watching son Matt — a Hamilton Hurricanes defensive end — play in an Ontario Football Conference semifinal against the St-Léonard Cougars Saturday evening when, with seconds left in the game, up to 20 St-Léonard players climbed into the stands behind their bench and began battling local fans. Hamilton police claimed no one so far has wanted to file a formal complaint, but Brady...
  • Teachers Fight Release of Data

    10/20/2010 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/20/10 | BARBARA MARTINEZ
    The New York City teachers union is fighting the release of data that tries to gauge the effectiveness of 12,000 of its members, saying the measuring system is too flawed to make teachers' names public. The city Department of Education was set to release the data Wednesday, spurred by public-records requests from news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal. But the United Federation of Teachers threatened a lawsuit, and the DOE delayed its plans. A DOE spokeswoman said that unless a court interferes, the city intends to make them public Friday.
  • The Time to Fight is a Time to Flee (Pruden)

    09/14/2010 5:58:55 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/13/2010 | Wes Pruden
    Here we go again. Republicans just can't help acting like Republicans. Surrender first, fight later, but only if absolutely necessary. It's in their DNA. They're only comfortable playing also-rans, perennial scrubs, running under their traditional mantra: "Vote for us; we're bad, but not as bad as you think." The Democrats haven't been on the run like this in a generation, maybe two, but instead of pursuing his advantage, the man most likely to be the speaker if the Republicans take over the House is already talking compromise on taxes, the one issue that unites independents and party regulars. Rep. John...
  • Janet Napolitano vows to keep up fight (Janet Incompetano PC Style Of Course)

    09/10/2010 9:00:03 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/10 9:43 AM EDT | MIKE ALLEN
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11 with a speech Friday in New York vowing to keep up the fight against terrorists and to “to enlist the nation in its own collective security.” “[W]e can’t guarantee there won’t be another successful terrorist attack,” Napolitano will tell first responders and emergency workers. “The threats we face are evolving, and enemies like al Qaeda and its affiliates are determined. … Today, on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history, I can pledge to you this: we will do everything...
  • Waters forms legal defense fund to wage fight against ethics charges

    09/04/2010 2:24:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-3-10 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has established a legal defense fund to pay for any expenses associated with her full-throttled battle against ethics charges that she used her position to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters filed paperwork with the ethics committee to form the fund in late August. Her office did not comment about whether she had already held fundraisers to help fill the fund’s coffers or has events planned. “I have made clear from the beginning that I have not violated any House rules and therefore will mount a vigorous defense against these baseless charges,”...
  • It’s our duty to preserve the ‘Blessings of Liberty’

    08/15/2010 12:19:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.dailyinterlake.com ^ | August 15, 2010 | FRANK MIELE
    Liberals love to call the U.S. Constitution a “living document” — in other words, one that changes through time in order to keep up with the times. And at one level, they are certainly right. Because the Constitution can be amended at any time through a difficult but manageable process, it can reflect the changing needs of our people. Unfortunately, what liberals mean by “change” is that an activist judge can force the rest of us to do whatever he or she wants by dint of judicial fiat. If a judge (or ultimately the Supreme Court) says the Constitution allows...
  • Briton held for wearing a bikini in Dubai shopping mall after fight with Arabic woman

    08/04/2010 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:07 AM on 5th August 2010 | By Paul Revoir
    A British holidaymaker has been charged with indecency in Dubai after walking through the world's largest shopping centre in a bikini. The woman was buying clothes and gifts in the Dubai Mall, fully dressed but in a low-cut top, when she was accosted by an Arabic woman and criticised for wearing 'revealing clothing'. The pair then became embroiled in a heated row in front of hundreds of bemused shoppers. Incensed by the Arabic woman's comments, the British woman told her to 'mind her own business' before stripping out of her clothes and 'taunting' the locals by walking around in only...
  • UFC Prez on Street Fight -- The Other Guy 'Deserved' It

    08/04/2010 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 4, 2010 | TMZ Staff
    UFC President Dana White thinks the guy who got his face rearranged by MMA fighter Roger Huerta in a bloody street brawl deserved "to be knocked the f*ck out" -- because it ain't right to hit a lady.
  • Police: Officer Baited In Altercation That Injured Him (Racist Black Church!)

    08/03/2010 6:56:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies · 230+ views
    WRTV-6 ^ | 8-3-10 | WRTV
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Relations between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and some members of the African-American community are still a sore spot in the weeks since the Brandon Johnson incident. Case in point -- an altercation in which an officer was injured during a presentation to a youth symposium last weekend that officials said was staged, leading to the suspension of a parks manager and animosity among officers, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported. Sgt. Matthew Grimes was asked to give a presentation to a church audience on July 24 at Municipal Gardens, in the 1800 block of Lafayette Road. During the presentation,...
  • WEINER vs. KING: 1st Amendment Lesson Hidden Inside Congress’ Shame

    08/01/2010 8:50:15 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 4 replies · 3+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    For the better part of two days, New York Representatives Anthony Weiner (D) and Peter King (R) reminded Americans why Congress has record low approval ratings. A bill designed to provide healthcare to 9/11 first responders suffering from conditions incurred during cleanup in the terrorism aftermath has stalled once again over partisan wrangling on the House floor. And, yet, for all the shame and disgusting blind devotion to making the opposition party look bad while people die, Morality in Media (MIM) president, attorney Robert Peters, says there is a subtle, but extremely powerful—and, yes, positive—lesson to draw out of this...
  • It seems I hit a nerve with NRO's Kevin D. Williams

    07/11/2010 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/11/2010 | Gary P.
    The way these Beltway insiders think is pretty transparent. They love the fact that she’s out there whipping up the base, who can’t stand them, and see them as the problem, not the solution. They also love that she can raise a lot of money for candidates, as well as pick solid people to endorse. They are also happy that she’s out there doing ALL of the heavy lifting, and taking ALL of the flack, this way they never have to take a firm position on things. These establishment types are all too happy allowing Sarah Palin to work her...
  • Newspaper editor says he won't press charges against Pikeville mayor

    07/01/2010 3:37:55 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 7/1/2010 | Dori Hjalmarson
    PIKEVILLE — Appalachian News-Express Editor Jerry Boggs said he will not press assault charges against Pikeville Mayor Frank Justice II. "It was a pretty minor thing. I realize the gravity of it given our positions," Boggs told the Herald-Leader Thursday afternoon. Boggs and the mayor met Wednesday. Boggs said the mayor apologized and he accepted Justice's apology.
  • Time for Obama and Democrats to Fight

    07/01/2010 10:10:59 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 11 replies
    Realclearpolitics.com ^ | 7/1/10 | EJ Dionne
    Someone needs to find the same pugnacious spirit on a jobs bill. Yes, crucial assistance to states that are slashing programs and raising taxes has been blocked by Republican senators -- including Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine. Both prize their moderate images, but neither has been willing to break with the GOP leadership. But either Obama and the Democrats really believe that giving the economy another shot in the arm now is essential, or they don't. If they put no punch behind their argument, voters will have no idea that some state cutbacks or tax hikes they are...
  • Fight Over "Tea Party" Name Gets Heated

    06/24/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 24, 2010 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A fight over the “Tea Party” name is getting ugly in Orlando. Late Thursday morning, a news conference by one group turned into a shouting match and police had to be called out. At the Supervisor of Elections Office Thursday, there was some pushing, shoving and name-calling. It happened between two groups that both claim to be part of the Tea Party. Members of the Tea Party Movement insist their name was hijacked by political consultant Doug Guetzloe and local attorney Fred O'Neal, who registered a third party called the Florida Tea Party. But Guetzloe, O'Neal and...
  • Amid crises, Obama declares war -- on Arizona

    *** The Justice Department is preparing to sue Arizona over its new immigration law. The president has stiffed Gov. Jan Brewer's call for meaningful assistance in efforts to secure the border. And the White House has accused Arizona's junior senator, Republican Jon Kyl, of lying about an Oval Office discussion with the president over comprehensive immigration reform. Put them all together, and you have an ugly state of affairs that's getting uglier by the day. First, the lawsuit. Last week, Brewer was appalled to learn the Justice Department's intentions not from the Justice Department but from an interview done by...
  • Legal fight over SB 1070 could sink Arizona Dems in November

    06/21/2010 9:28:32 AM PDT · by paltz · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 6/19/10 | Kerry Picket
    The Obama administration’s announcement they will sue Arizona over the state’s recently passed immigration law known as SB 1070 may have some on the left cheering, but Democrats sitting in McCain won districts may not be sitting too pretty on the issue. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, is currently in dangerous re-election waters. Her 8th congressional district was won by Senator John McCain, Arizona Republican, in the 2008 presidential election by a +6 margin. Ms. Giffords, like her fellow Arizona Democrats in McCain won districts, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Rep. Harry Mitchell, has not been extraordinarily vocal on SB 1070,...
  • Messed up order leads to a fast food fight

    06/13/2010 5:47:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1,143+ views
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | June 13, 2010 | Paula M. Davis
    KALAMAZOO — Kalamazoo police say a Wendy’s fast-food order gone awry turned into an fight that sent soda, burgers and French fries flying as tempers flared early Saturday morning. Two customers of the Portage Street Wendy’s were arrested on charges of assault and excessive noise following the dust-up.
  • Fierce struggle for McCain to retain Arizona seat

    06/06/2010 11:56:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 83 replies · 1,237+ views
    A serious re-election fight wasn't what Republican John McCain expected when he returned to the Senate after losing the presidency. Yet that's just what he's got. The four-term senator is battling for his political life in a race that embodies the volatility of an unpredictable election year. He's facing former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a fellow Republican pushing him farther to the right as GOP voters demand conservative purity in their candidates and punish anyone with ties to Washington establishment. Two longtime Senate incumbents have fallen _ Bob Bennett, R-Utah, and Arlen Specter, D-Pa. A third _ Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark. _...
  • Fight over Kagan documents heats up

    06/02/2010 4:14:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 380+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/2/10 | Alexander Bolton
    Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination is becoming contentious because of tensions over sensitive documents related to her past career. Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has asked the Department of Defense for all records related to its efforts to recruit at Harvard Law School while Kagan served as dean. Sessions criticized Kagan in a floor speech last week for barring military recruiters after she became dean in 2003
  • Some 'Sanctuary Cities' Fight Arizona's New Immigration Law Without Offering Sanctuary

    04/28/2010 2:33:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 394+ views
    fox ^ | 4/28/10 | staff
    As San Francisco and other "sanctuary cities" declare war on Arizona over its new law cracking down on illegal immigrants, most state and local governments that provide a safe haven to undocumented workers refused to publicly roll out a welcome mat for the estimated 440,000 illegals in the Grand Canyon state. They may call themselves "sanctuary cities," but very few of them are offering sanctuary to the illegal immigrants in Arizona who now face possible arrest and deportation.
  • The Fight-Back Begins

    04/24/2010 7:27:08 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies · 939+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 24, 2010 | Barry Napier
    A sudden uprising from the moguls of enterprise threatens to disrupt, if not demolish, Obama’s fake green plans for the world. The Sierra Club and other socialist despots have been bringing ‘vexatious and frivolous’ law cases against normal businesses for a long time, with Democratic approval. Al Gore used the same tactic in his run-up to the vice presidential elections. The Democrat rat-pack did the same recently to Sarah Palin, bringing malicious and unfounded accusations against her. The idea is to weaken opposition with continuous litigation, even though their cases are flimsy and stupid. The idea is not to win,...
  • Sisters Attacked By Fellow Students & Parents

    04/22/2010 4:41:35 PM PDT · by TNdandelion · 34 replies · 1,382+ views
    WREG.com ^ | 04/22/2010 | Melissa Moon
    (Memphis, TN) 15-year-old DJ Kates and her 16-year-old sister, Jossalin Melville, were attacked by a group of kids and some parents Tuesday afternoon at Gladstone and Ridgemont in Raleigh. It happened about a mile from Raleigh Egypt High School as the girls walked home from school.
  • Man sentenced for forcing sons to fight

    04/15/2010 6:52:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 481+ views
    bangordailynews ^ | 4/15/10 | Abigail Curtis
    BELFAST, Maine — A Rockport man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his 4-year-old son was sentenced Tuesday in Waldo County Superior Court to serve two years in jail for the crime. Pedro Delgado-Bristol, 26, allegedly forced his two boys to fight on Jan. 9 at his Rockport home while he lay on his bed and watched, according to police reports. The boys told a Knox County Sheriff’s Office detective that the fighting they did was like the Ultimate Fighting Championship and that they had to hit each other with closed fists, kicks and knees to the body. The boys also...
  • Parents Plan to Fight School Closings (Atlanta - should bankrupt schools remain open?)

    04/12/2010 5:01:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 393+ views
    4/11/10
    Two stories about Atlanta - Parents Plan to Fight School Closings How school closure impacted a community
  • Fight to Pass REAL Right-to-Carry In Iowa Gets Personal and Ugly

    03/27/2010 4:26:03 AM PDT · by Big Labor Hater · 4 replies · 693+ views
    Ammo Land ^ | 3/26/10 | AmmoLand.com
    Iowa – -(AmmoLand.com)- Folks, this article is difficult to write. But you have to hear about what happened yesterday in the Capitol to State Representative Kent Sorenson. For two years now, Representative Kent Sorenson has been one of the leading champions for the 2nd Amendment here in Iowa. He was the one who introduced and pushed the REAL Right-to-Carry bill for Iowa Gun Owners last session. (This is the famous legislation that would allow all law abiding Iowans the option the carry weapons, openly or concealed, WITHOUT having to beg permission from the government first. This is similar to the...
  • If You Are Tired and Weary From Battle Maybe It's Because You've Been Fighting Without G-d

    03/22/2010 7:34:24 AM PDT · by MsLady · 33 replies · 665+ views
    G-d | March 22, 2010 | MsLady
    Read the stories of how G-d rescued His people, over and over again. He is full of love and mercy and doesn't want to judge. But, make no mistake this country is coming under judgement. How bad that will be, depends on us. We can cut it off short, if we just do a few things. Study the old testament stories. Of Joel, Hosea, ect. These are wonderful guides. They show how often G-d rescued Israel. And G-d is no respecter of persons, what He will do for one, He will do for another. Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his...
  • More than dozen dead in recent Mexico battles

    02/24/2010 3:39:47 PM PST · by Flavius · 1 replies · 174+ views
    the monitor ^ | 2.23.10 | the montior
    More than a dozen people have been slain in gun battles across the border from the Rio Grande Valley since Sunday night, U.S. and Mexican officials said Tuesday. At least eight people were killed in a Monday night gun battle in Reynosa and four more people were found dead in Miguel Alemán on Tuesday, the officials said. The dozen slayings came after a civilian was killed Sunday night, caught in the crossfire between suspected cartel members and the Mexican army outside a Matamoros shopping center.
  • Afghan Campaign Will Be Tough, Petraeus Says

    02/22/2010 11:05:45 AM PST · by Dubya · 6 replies · 323+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2010 – With U.S. forces entering the second week of a 12- to 18-month campaign in Afghanistan, the general in charge of U.S. forces in the region acknowledged yesterday that the way ahead will be tough. “I have repeatedly said that these types of efforts are hard, and they’re hard all the time,” Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Likening operations in Afghanistan to the surge in Iraq, the general pointed out that when U.S. forces go on the offensive to take away Taliban safe havens, they...
  • AC Transit Says Bus Driver Followed Protocol(EBM Speaks)

    02/19/2010 4:27:22 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 14 replies · 657+ views
    Kron 4 News ^ | Kimberly Sakamato
    OAKLAND (KRON) – A spokesperson for AC Transit tells KRON 4 their bus driver did exactly what she was supposed to do when a fight broke out on a bus in Oakland Monday afternoon. The fight between two passengers took place on the N-bus line on 20th Street between Webster and Franklin.
  • DuPont Circle snowball fight erupts as Washington, DC blasted by snow storm

    02/06/2010 3:44:00 PM PST · by lovesdogs · 12 replies · 772+ views
    CSM ^ | 2/06/10 | Jimmy Orr
    Take the snowball fight at DuPont Circle this afternoon. With over 5,600 fans of the event and reports that more than 2,000 people showed up, it uniquely demonstrates once again the power of the new media. So newsworthy was it that the mainstream media was there to cover the event. One local reporter was pelted by snowballs throughout his broadcast. But, he remained standing. That's something you can't say about this participant. Armed with her iPhone, she successfully forged her way through the battle zone before getting clobbered and knocked to the ground. "Came SO close to losing my iPhone....
  • Dems Should Fight, Not Fret Over the Midterms (Lefty Loon Alert)

    02/06/2010 5:03:51 AM PST · by truthandlife · 32 replies · 583+ views
    The Week Magazine ^ | 2-06-10 | Bob Shrum
    Whenever you hear a party say our candidates will do fine because midterm elections are just a series of local contests, you know there’s trouble. And we’ve been hearing that from too many Democrats. All politics now is national. The Republican strategy for 2010 has been both conscious and clear for months. The GOP wants Obama to fail and the economy to fail. At every turn they are determined to obstruct. This reached the point a week ago where seven Republicans in the Senate, including John McCain, voted against a bill they had cosponsored -- simply because Obama had endorsed...
  • Teen-on-teen girl fights are the latest fad to sweep the net

    02/02/2010 6:24:39 PM PST · by jerry557 · 24 replies · 1,374+ views
    CBS ^ | 02/02/10 | Cindy Hsu
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBS) ― Two teenage girls went at it. Two adults allegedly watched and another minor videotaped the whole thing in Louisiana. The fight popped up on YouTube more than a week ago. Days later, in Lowell, Mass., local authorities discovered similar videos online and said local educators report about 80 percent of school fights are now girl against girl. Some experts believe the trend is partly fueled by the Internet. CBS 2 HD met with members of the cyber safety group "Teenangels" at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle. "People want attention from it. They want to...
  • NYC teacher charged with making 4th-graders fight

    02/02/2010 8:25:19 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 875+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 2 | MARCUS FRANKLIN
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A teacher at a New York City public school has been charged with turning his fourth-grade classroom into a fighting ring. Joseph Gullotta told two of his students, ages 9 and 10, to settle an argument with a classroom fight, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown's office announced Tuesday. One of the students suffered a cut lip, and the other sustained a bruised and swollen head during the Jan. 28 incident at P.S. 65 in the Ozone Park neighborhood, prosecutors said. After the boys began fighting, prosecutors said, Gullotta told a third student to close the classroom...
  • Social forum ends with vows to fight capitalism

    01/29/2010 7:33:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 957+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/10 | Alan Clendenning - ap
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Leftists who converged in Brazil to protest what they view as uncontrolled capitalism ended the World Social Forum on Friday with vows to take advantage of the financial crisis to promote a global socialist agenda. Activists at the annual countercultural gathering against the World Economic Forum under way at the Swiss ski resort of Davos said the meltdown proves the business titans attending the economic forum shouldn't be permitted to help reshape the global economy. About 30,000 people attended the 10th annual social forum .. They railed against unfettered capitalism they claimed is responsible for corporate...
  • Dems plan fight to safeguard seats (in western states)

    01/23/2010 4:00:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies · 1,027+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 1/23/10 | Robert Gehrke
    Dems plan fight to safeguard seatsParty head » 'We are going to play very, very hard in the Western states.' By Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Updated: 01/23/2010 04:26:32 PM MST The head of the Democratic Party says the message voters sent by electing a Republican in Massachusetts has been heard, but he expects Democrats to compete aggressively to protect gains in the West. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said he's a realist about the 2010 election, noting that the party in control of the White House typically loses 28 House seats and four Senate seats. "And we're...
  • Obama Picks Populist Fight by Taking on the Big Banks

    01/23/2010 8:54:26 AM PST · by Son House · 66 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | KONRAD YAKABUSKI
    The President, who has until now preferred consensus over confrontation, vowed to drop the gloves should bankers unleash lobbyists on Capitol Hill to quash the proposals: "If these folks want a fight, it's a fight I'm ready to have." Republicans intend to take him up on that. The President's tough talk was immediately ridiculed as "faux-populism" by New Jersey GOP Congressman Scott Garrett. The President did not offer specific remedies for the main source of public ire toward the banks - the executive bonuses that Mr. Obama yesterday labelled as "obscene." And the rules unveiled by the President raised as...
  • How Airline Passengers Can Fight Back

    01/18/2010 6:16:13 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies · 1,229+ views
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 1/18/10 | Tom Lyden
    The Christmas Day Northwest flight showed once again that passengers can stop a would-be terrorist. FOX 9 investigators show you how passengers can fight back. Bruce Schneier is a sought after expert in airport security, based in Minneapolis. He believes the government is ignoring the "x" factor. "One of the things we've learned since 9/11 is that a line of passengers fighting back is a line of defense we have and that's one of the things that worked Christmas Day," said Schneier. Christmas day, in Detroit, it was a Dutch passenger, sitting an aisle away, who finally subdued a Nigerian...
  • World Arab writers vow to fight Israel's cultural influence

    01/10/2010 1:09:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 506+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1/10/10 | Haaretz Service
    The Arab Writers Union formed a Damascus bureau meant to prevent the infiltration of Hebrew terms into Arab culture, Israel Radio reported on Sunday, adding that the new group said it would prevent the "normalization" of cultural ties with Israel. Hussein Jumaa, the head of the AWU, said that the formation of the new bureau was meant to curb the influence of Israeli culture on the Arab world.
  • (NC State Senator)Gun Control Advocate Shoots Intruder

    01/08/2010 6:21:05 PM PST · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 2,274+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | Janurary 7, 2010 | Bob Ellis
    What would you think if a long-time gun control advocate ended up shooting someone? Might the word “hypocrite” come to mind? It did for me, and apparently for many others. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports North Carolina state senator R.C. Soles shot one of two intruders who attempted to break into his house. But it gets even more interesting than the mere hypocrisy of a gun control activist shooting somebody. The New York Times reports Soles won’t be seeking re-election, which is not a surprise since state prosecutors have said they plan to charge Soles because “he acted criminally when he...
  • GOP vows fight as White House defends health bill

    12/20/2009 11:53:21 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 69 replies · 3,303+ views
    http://www.9wsyr.com ^ | 1:22 pm | www.9wsyr.com
    Republicans are promising to fight to the end, though they concede that there's probably nothing they can do to keep Senate Democrats from passing a health care reform bill by Christmas Eve. But Senate passage won't mark the end of the battle. Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad tells "Fox News Sunday" that in order to keep the necessary 60 Senate votes together, conferees will need to keep the Senate bill largely intact during negotiations with the House. There are major differences between the Senate version and the one passed by the House, on issues ranging from abortion restrictions to the new...
  • A Pyrrhic Victory? (Them's Fighting Words: Fight Conservatives, Fight!

    12/19/2009 11:53:00 AM PST · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 1,270+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/19/2009 | William Kristol
    When a fellow conservative tried to cheer me up this morning by assuring me that the Senate Democrats' victory on health care was going to be a Pyrrhic one, I realized I didn't remember much about Pyrrhus. I went of course to Wikipedia. That fine reference work defines a Pyrrhic victory as "a victory with devastating cost to the victor." It also provides this quotation from Plutarch's Life of Pyrrhus, describing the aftermath of the battle of Asculum in 279 BCE: "The armies separated; and, it is said, Pyrrhus replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that...
  • Strongest Man in the World Wins 1st MMA Fight

    12/12/2009 10:16:23 AM PST · by Bon mots · 74 replies · 29,278+ views
    Liveleak ^ | Bon Mots
    Mariusz Pudzianowski (Pudzian [Pron: Pu-Jon]) - 5 time winner of the "World's Strongest Man" title - won his first MMA match against Marcin Najman, also a newcomer to MMA. The heavyweight bout took place in Warsaw, Poland as the headliner for KSW XII. Mariusz won the fight in 0:44 of the first round by tap-out due to strikes. The Pudzianowski-Najman fight is one of the most anticipated Polish fighting sport events in years. Before the fight Mariusz said: "Ta ręka niesie za sobą śmierć, a tej drugiej sam się boję." (English: "This hand brings death, but the other one I...
  • Immune system of healthy adults may be better prepared than expected to fight 2009 H1N1 influenza

    11/16/2009 12:23:01 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 560+ views
    WHAT: A new study shows that molecular similarities exist between the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and other strains of seasonal H1N1 virus that have been circulating in the population since 1988. These results suggest that healthy adults may have a level of protective immune memory that can blunt the severity of infection caused by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The study team was led by Bjoern Peters, Ph.D., and Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., of La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Calif., grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The...
  • Feisty Play Mars BYU vs. New Mexico Womens Soccer (hysterical video)

    11/06/2009 2:56:53 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 53 replies · 2,807+ views
    YouTube.com ^ | 10/06/09 | Unkown
    BYU advances in MWC tournament despite multiple dirty plays from New Mexico's Elizabeth Lambert.
  • If anyone's going on Friday to DC to stop Obamacare, bring some Zero dollars to use!

    11/02/2009 1:44:37 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 13 replies · 666+ views
    self | 11/2/09 | Secret Agent Man
    Today is Monday, for anyone who is going, please look through the Zero Dollar archive and pick out any that you feel you'd want to use and handout to your reps or any politician you run into that day. For those that can't go, find the ones you like and MAIL them today to your reps so their office can get them by Friday. It isn't hard. there are almost 70 different Zero dollars to pick from that expres different problems with Obamacare and the administration in general. I've included the latest example and a link to the archive below:...