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  • Feds: Airlines Must Let Passengers Fly With Pigs for 'Emotional Support'

    07/09/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | JULY 6, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – Pot-bellied pigs must be granted passage on airplanes if they are used for “emotional support” by their owners, states the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) draft manual on equity for the disabled in air travel. The DOT published its “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Draft Technical Assistance Manual” in the Federal Register on July 5, providing guidance that allows swine on airplanes if they are determined to be service animals. The manual is designed to "help carriers and indirect carriers and their employees/contractors that provide services or facilities to passengers with disabilities, assist those passengers...
  • Feds: Airlines Must Let Passengers Fly With Pigs for 'Emotional Support'

    07/07/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    Feds: Airlines Must Let Passengers Fly With Pigs for 'Emotional Support' By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) – Pot-bellied pigs must be granted passage on airplanes if they are used for “emotional support” by their owners, states the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) draft manual on equity for the disabled in air travel. The DOT published its “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Draft Technical Assistance Manual” in the Federal Register on July 5, providing guidance that allows swine on airplanes if they are determined to be service animals. The manual is designed to "help carriers and indirect carriers and...
  • Duke Nukem Forever (finally) goes gold

    05/24/2011 8:23:42 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    Neowin / Slashdot ^ | 2011-05-21 | John Callaham
    Today a game that's been in development for 15 years is finally completed. 2K Games sent over word via a press release that Duke Nukem Forever, the long awaited sequel to 1996's Duke Nukem 3D, has finally "gone gold', meaning that the game's main development has been completed and is now being replicated onto disks for its release for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. It's been a long, long time since the game's original developer 3D Realms started working on the game. It first showed off screenshots (using id Software's Quake 1 engine) back in 1997, and in...
  • Washington Post Slams House Democrats For Pork-Laden Iraq Withdrawal Bill

    03/24/2007 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 1,490+ views
    Washington Post Slams House Democrats For Pork-Laden Iraq Withdrawal Bill Posted by Noel Sheppard on March 24, 2007 - 17:12. It must have been very chilly in hell on Friday, for the editorial division of a major newspaper actually came down on Democrats. I kid you not. For those that missed it, the Washington Post ran an editorial Friday entitled “Retreat and Butter,” with a sub-headline “Are Democrats in the House voting for farm subsidies or withdrawal from Iraq?” Having asked a tremendously valid question that most in the antiwar media have ignored as the Iraq debate heated up on...
  • Report: France Urged Israel to Hit Syria

    03/18/2007 2:34:12 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies · 1,072+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 18, 2007 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    French President Jacques Chirac told Israel at the start of the war in Lebanon that France would support an Israeli assault on Syria, it was reported on Sunday. Army Radio reported that in the message, which was delivered by Chirac to Israel via a secret channel, the French president suggested that Israel invade Damascus and topple the regime of Bashar Assad. In exchange, Chirac assured Israel full French support for the war. According to the message delivered from Paris, Syria was responsible for the flare up in the North and encouraged Hizbullah to attack. "Former prime minister Ariel Sharon had...
  • DC Circuit strikes down DC gun law

    03/09/2007 8:10:02 AM PST · by cryptical · 1,237 replies · 25,865+ views
    How Appealing Blog ^ | 03/08/2007 | Howard Bashman
    <p>BREAKING NEWS -- Divided three-judge D.C. Circuit panel holds that the District of Columbia's gun control laws violate individuals' Second Amendment rights: You can access today's lengthy D.C. Circuit ruling at this link.</p> <p>To summarize, we conclude that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. That right existed prior to the formation of the new government under the Constitution and was premised on the private use of arms for activities such as hunting and self-defense, the latter being understood as resistance to either private lawlessness or the depredations of a tyrannical government (or a threat from abroad). In addition, the right to keep and bear arms had the important and salutary civic purpose of helping to preserve the citizen militia. The civic purpose was also a political expedient for the Federalists in the First Congress as it served, in part, to placate their Antifederalist opponents. The individual right facilitated militia service by ensuring that citizens would not be barred from keeping the arms they would need when called forth for militia duty. Despite the importance of the Second Amendment's civic purpose, however, the activities it protects are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual's enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued or intermittent enrollment in the militia.</p>
  • Freeman criticizes black history month

    12/16/2005 3:32:11 AM PST · by hispanichoosier · 13 replies · 677+ views
    Morgan Freeman says the concept of a month dedicated to black history is "ridiculous." "You're going to relegate my history to a month?" the 68-year-old actor says in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" to air Sunday (7 p.m. EST). "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."
  • Pigs Test Positive for Bird Flu

    02/06/2004 6:23:24 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 44 replies · 323+ views
    AP via FOX ^ | February 06, 2004 | Unknown
    <p>HANOI, Vietnam — Tests conducted on pigs in Vietnam have been positive for the bird flu virus infecting millions of poultry, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization said Friday.</p> <p>Anton Rychener, Hanoi representative for the U.N. agency, said the pigs were tested recently in and around Hanoi. He did not specify how many were sampled and which lab did the testing.</p>
  • L.A. Times Bans 'Resistance Fighters' in Iraq News

    11/05/2003 7:04:46 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 37 replies · 352+ views
    Reuters via My Way ^ | Nov. 5, 2003 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Times has ordered its reporters to stop describing anti-American forces in Iraq as "resistance fighters," saying the term romanticizes them and evokes World War II-era heroism. The ban was issued by Melissa McCoy, a Times assistant managing editor, who told the staff in an e-mail circulated on Monday night that the phrase conveyed unintended meaning and asked them to instead use the terms "insurgents" or "guerrillas." McCoy told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday that the memo followed a discussion among top editors at the paper and was not sparked by reader complaints....