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  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm Forced to Close, Despite Not Being Provided

    10/04/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 10-3-2013 | Greta VanSusteren
    First reported by the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday, Fox News' On the Record reported Thursday on the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, which sits on federal land and was forced to close by the National Parks Service until Congress again funds the government. The government provides no resources for the farm's maintenance or operation.
  • #MyJihad in the UK: 2-Year-Old Victim of Forced Marriage

    03/06/2013 10:18:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/6/13 | Pamela Geller
    The stunning omission of motive and ideology from the story is, in and of itself, a crime. By omitting the religion and culture (Islam) that allows such savagery, the Puff Ho invariably sanctions the motive. This is, after all, Muhammad's example. A two-year-old was the youngest child at risk of being forced into marriage, one of 250 children aided by the UK's Forced Marriage Unit, according to new statistics. Huffington Post, March 6, 2013 (thanks to Brad) Around 80 of those helped were under the age of 15 when authorities had intervened, and statistics identify those between the ages of...
  • MassResistance vs. State Board of Education etc. over directive to force transgenderism in schools

    03/04/2013 11:23:02 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 9 replies
    MassResistance ^ | February 26, 2013 | Brian Camenker
    On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Brian Camenker of MassResistance addressed the meeting of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, including Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester. They wrote and approved this. As you can see in the video below, we did not mince words about their hideous directive.
  • Forced abortions: What’s a woman to do?

    03/01/2013 2:57:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Live action ^ | Kristi Burton Brown
    If you don’t think forced abortions happen here in the United States, think again. They do. And they may be happening right in your neighborhood. It’s uncomfortable, and it’s frightening to realize that women and girls are being forced to kill their children whether they want to or not. But it’s true. This sounds like something that happens in China or India or other controlling nations. But here, in the U.S., it’s not the government or an anti-woman culture that forces abortions. It’s the people closest to women – their parents, their boyfriends, their husbands. Here’s the bottom line: we...
  • What Wisconsin means

    06/08/2012 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7,2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    It was predictable. In Indiana, where Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) instituted by executive order a similar reform seven years ago, government-worker unions have since lost 91 percent of their dues-paying membership. In Wisconsin, Democratic and union bosses (a redundancy) understood what was at stake if Walker prevailed: not benefits, not “rights,” but the very existence of the unions. So they fought and they lost. Repeatedly. Tuesday was their third and last shot at reversing Walker’s reforms. In April 2011, they ran a candidate for chief justice of the state Supreme Court who was widely expected to strike down the law....
  • Probation officers win suit (against unions) over free speech rights

    05/03/2012 10:19:15 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    Copyright © 2012, The Daily Record. ^ | Posted: 5:30 pm Tue, April 24, 2012 | By Daily Record Staff
    ROCHESTER, NY--Four Monroe County probation officers have won relief in their protracted federal legal battle against two government unions for violating their First Amendment rights. The four officers, led by David Scheffer, filed the suit with free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation attorneys. The probation officers sued the Civil Service Employees Association and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees for seizing forced union dues from their paychecks for illegal union expenditures. The officers charged that union officials were spending their forced dues on union organizing drives, despite the officers’ objections, according to a Right...
  • Massachusetts forced abortion order shocks U.S.

    01/26/2012 12:37:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    anuary 26, 2012 (Pop.org) - Earlier this month, a 32-year-old pregnant woman, known only as Mary Moe, narrowly avoided being subjected to a forced abortion and sterilization - at the hands of her own parents. The story has outraged thousands on either side of the political aisle. Moe, who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar mood disorder, was being treated in a Massachusetts hospital. When she became pregnant, doctors were purportedly concerned that her medications could harm the unborn child. So they recommended an abortion. The problem is, Moe is a Catholic, who has expressed vocal opposition to abortion. Since Moe...
  • State Department of Health defends seeking forced abortion for mentally ill woman

    BOSTON, January 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After news broke this week that the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) was seeking to force a mentally ill woman to abort her child, the state agency has dug in its heels in the face of widespread outrage, defending its decision in a statement to the Boston Herald this week. The DMH had filed a petition to have the parents of a 32-year-old mentally ill woman appointed as the woman’s temporary guardians for the purpose of forcing her to have an abortion. The woman, who is identified in court documents under the pseudonym...
  • Professor Forced NYU Student to Go to #OWS Against Her Will for Class Requirement

    01/08/2012 9:58:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/8/2012 | Pamela Geller
    "I was genuinely afraid to go to Occupy Wall Street," said NYU student Sara Ackerman. And rightly so, Ms. Ackerman, and rightly so. Mimicking the minority tyranny of the "student revolution" (spawned by the Berkeley student rebellion of 1964), #OWS was always hoping that the actions of a violent, tyrannical few would throw NYU into chaos. And just as in the rest of the left's war on America in the sixties, the intellectually bankrupt faculty aided and abetted these subversive goons. Scared and rightly concerned about the sexual attacks on girls at #OWS, many NYU students were loathe to go...
  • 'Forced Unionization' Brings In $28 Million For SEIU ... And Climbing

    12/07/2011 9:25:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/7/11 | Jack Spencer
    The “take” so far from Michigan's forced unionization of supposed home health care workers for the Service Employees International Union is $28 million. That tally is going up on a monthly basis. The overwhelming majority of these dollars can be used for almost anything the SEIU desires, including advertising, issue advocacy, lobbying, get out the vote efforts and other political purposes. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, the amount of "dues" taken out of subsidy checks that go to "home health care workers'” checks and passed on to the SEIU so far is as follows: 2007: $5,040,263 2008:...
  • Local Abortion Clinic Forced To Close Doors After Lawsuit

    11/08/2011 11:36:08 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 5 replies
    WLNS ^ | 11-7-2011 | Stacia Mullaney
    Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit Monday against the Health Care Clinic in Delta Township and the affiliated Women's Choice Clinic in Saginaw, forcing the local abortion clinic to close its doors. The court order to shut down operations came after the attorney general said an investigation showed a number of violations. Schuette hopes to keep the clinic's doors from ever opening again. "Doesn't matter whether you're an abortion clinic or a podiatrist, there are state regulations that you have to follow that must be enforced. That's what this case is all about," said Joy Yearout, spokeswoman. Yearout, a...
  • Minnesota child-care union drive fires up the State Capitol

    09/21/2011 3:57:25 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | September 20, 2011 - 9:56 PM | JIM RAGSDALE
    A drive to unionize thousands of in-home child-care workers in Minnesota is intensifying into a full-scale political battle between DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP leaders at the Capitol. Dayton on Tuesday sharply criticized legislators for announcing that they will hold a hearing this week on attempts by labor groups to unionize Minnesota's more than 11,000 licensed, in-home child-care providers. Republicans say unionized day-care providers raises concerns among parents and providers and they want a thorough airing. "The parents are unhappy, the owners of day cares are unhappy," House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said of the possibility of unionization....
  • Three Teens Suspended for Forced Piercing

    FAYATTEVILLE, Ga. (WAOK) — Three teens in Fayette County have been suspended from school and face battery charges after they allegedly held down a 13-year old girl and tried to pierce her belly button. The incident happened Aug. 26 during lunch period in the courtyard of Fayette County High School. Fayetteville police Detective Mike Whitlow said the 13-year-old had agreed to let her fellow students pierce her navel but had second thoughts when she saw the size of the needle to be used. The others allegedly went ahead with the procedure. Other students saw what has happening and told an...
  • Justice's New War Against Lenders

    09/01/2011 9:00:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 31, 2011 | Mary Kissel
    Justice's New War Against Lenders The Obama administration repeats mistakes of the past by intimidating banks into lending to minority borrowers at below-market rates in the name of combatting discrimination. By MARY KISSEL Talk about not learning from past mistakes: A government department is again intimidating banks into lending to minority borrowers at below-market rates, all in the name of combating "discrimination." Welcome to the next housing mess. The 1990s may have brought us supercharged politicized lending, but Eric Holder's Department of Justice is taking the game to an entirely new level, and then some. The weapon is a "fair...
  • Forced to strip naked in the street: Shockingscenes as rioters steal clothes and riflethrough

    08/09/2011 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Daily Mail | 8/9/11 | Staff
    This is the shocking moment a young man is apparently forced to hand over all of his clothes after appearing to be stripped naked during lawless riots overnight. Internet rumours last night claimed that on top of the widespread destruction across London and Birmingham, people were having their clothes removed by looters as police attempted to contain the criminality. Reports on Twitter claimed some people were being stripped, while another shocking video shows a bleeding teenager being robbed in broad daylight by lawless thugs who pretend to help him to his feet.
  • White House says it ‘forced Republicans to back down’ in debt fight

    08/04/2011 4:26:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/11 | Michael O'Brien
    The White House shot back Thursday at Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) claim that Republicans had called the president’s bluff in debt-ceiling negotiations. The administration issued a point-by-point rebuttal to Ryan’s op-ed yesterday in The Wall Street Journal, in which he characterized Republicans as having successfully stared down President Obama in the protracted fight over spending and the nation’s borrowing authority. Maybe the most bombastic claim Ryan made was that Republican leaders called Obama’s bluff by forcing him to accept legislation that included no revenue-raisers and raised the debt limit
  • PHILADELPHIA PRIESTS ACCUSED BY GRAND JURY OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND COVER-UP

    02/11/2011 7:11:53 PM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 178 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2-10-11 | Jon Hurdle
    A grand jury on Thursday accused the Archdiocese of Philadelphia of failing to stop the sexual abuse of children more than five years after a grand jury report documented abuse by more than 50 priests. The new report said a senior church official charged with investigating allegations of sexual abuse by priests had in fact allowed some of those accused to remain in posts that gave them continued access to children. It charged him with endangering the welfare of minors and accused three priests and a teacher of raping two boys between 1996 and 1999. “By no means do we...
  • Kermit Gosnell Drugged, Tied Up Woman Before Forced Abortion

    01/24/2011 2:02:52 PM PST · by julieee · 6 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 24, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Kermit Gosnell Drugged, Tied Up Woman Before Forced Abortion Women victimized by abortions done at the filthy and poorly-run abortion center owned and operated by Kermit Gosnell are coming forward to talk about their experiences and how they were injured by abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/24/kermit-gosnell-drugged-tied-up-woman-before-forced-abortion/
  • Late-Term Forced Abortions Exposed on Chinese 'Twitter' (with video)

    11/02/2010 7:54:52 AM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 2 replies · 2+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 11/2/2010 | Erin Brown
    Last year when Michael Jackson died, average people all over the world knew it within minutes, thanks in part to advances in social media technology such as Facebook and Twitter that make information sharing instantaneous. But maybe these new media have a role in getting out actually important, yet under-reported stories. That may be the case with the horror of violent forced abortions in China.
  • Chinese woman forced to abort eight-month foetus

    10/21/2010 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/10 | Staff
    A pregnant woman in southern China was detained, beaten and forced to have an abortion just a month before her due date because the baby would have violated the country's one child limit, her husband claims. Construction worker Luo Yanquan said his wife was taken kicking and screaming from their home by more than a dozen people on October 10 and detained in a clinic for three days by family planning officials, then taken to a hospital and injected with a drug that killed her baby.
  • Man tried to force girlfriend at gunpoint to have abortion, police say

    10/06/2010 5:48:22 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 20 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 6, 2010 | Jeb Phillips
    Man tried to force girlfriend at gunpoint to have abortion, police say Wednesday, October 6, 2010 04:30 PM Updated: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 05:46 PM By Jeb Phillips The Columbus Dispatch WBNS-10TV Dominic L. Holt-Reid A Near East Side man pointed a gun at a pregnant woman and forced her to a health clinic this morning after she refused to go through with a scheduled abortion, Columbus police say. Dominic L. Holt-Reid, 27, of 579 Kelton Ave., was arrested and charged with kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon. Police found him about 9:45 a.m. in a parking lot behind Founder's...
  • VIDEO: UPS v. FedEx

    09/09/2010 12:47:25 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/9/2010 | Brown Bailout
    Federal Express opposes what they say is a congressional effort to tilt the package delivery market in favor of UPS and against the consumer. FedEx says this is a "Brown Bailout." UPS is a unionized, FedEx is not. This is one of several videos that attempt to explain the controversy.
  • Domino's Pizza Forced to Axe Halal Menu After Poor Sales

    08/17/2010 6:25:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Metro ^ | 8/18/2010
    Domino's Pizza pioneered a halal-only menu but has had to ditch the idea because of poor sales.Three of the pizza chain's branches banned pork and brought in meats satisfying Islamic laws 18 months ago but have reverted to their usual menu, including the meateor, pepperoni and Hawaiian. The pilot ‘hasn’t had the impact expected and the company has reluctantly decided to return to a conventional Domino’s menu’, it said in a letter to customers. ‘It did seem pretty unfair on non-Muslim pizza lovers,’ said pizza fan Chris Yates, 31. ‘It was as if I wasn’t allowed ham or pork on...
  • Michigan Gov. Granholm Boasts of Role in Forced Unionization of Home Day Care Workers

    08/06/2010 6:40:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/5/2010 | Mackinac Center
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who for more than a year has been nearly silent on her role in the forced unionization of more than 40,000 home day care providers, boasted of her involvement at a national union convention in 2008, Mackinac Center Communications Specialist Kathy Hoekstra reports in a video released today. "In Michigan, because of the partnership between AFSCME and the governor's office, this means that 45,000 new AFSCME members, quality child care providers, will be on the ground providing care to children," the governor said in a speech at the 38th international convention of the American Federation of State,...
  • Forced Unionization: Big Labor's Last Stand?

    06/03/2010 6:17:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies · 244+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/3/2010 | Tom Gantert
    n 1964, nearly half of Michigan's labor force was unionized. Based in a thriving auto industry, 44.8 percent of the state's workers belonged to unions, tops in the country. In 2009, that percentage dropped to 18.8 percent, according to www.Unionstats.com. The state has dropped to No. 6 in terms of the percentage of workers unionized. Some experts suggest that's the driving force behind the "stealth unionization" in Michigan to rope in sometimes unsuspecting independent contractors who watch children and the elderly and take state subsidies from low-income clients. With little fanfare, 42,000 personal care assistants were absorbed into the Service...
  • E-mails Reveal Child Care Union All About the Money

    05/04/2010 7:32:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies · 347+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/4/2010 | Tom Gantert
    The organization set up as the employer of 40,000 home-based day care workers, some of whom were unionized without their knowledge, was a union-driven experiment without legal or administrative precedence that had the support of the state's Executive Office, according to a batch of e-mails involving union members and the Michigan Home Based Child Care Council. One e-mail suggests that the MHBCCC's true role was to act as a shell corporation simply charged with moving money from the Department of Human Services to employee unions. The e-mails, included in a Freedom of Information request by the Mackinac Center for Public...
  • Christian teacher 'forced out' after complaining Muslim pupils praised 9/11 hijackers 'as heroes'

    02/08/2010 1:13:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 937+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/8/10 | Lucy Ballinger
    Christian teacher told today how he lost his job after complaining that Muslim pupils as young as eight hailed the September 11 hijackers as 'heroes'. Nicholas Kafouris said he was forced from his £30,000-a-year post because he would not tolerate the 'racist' and 'anti-Semitic' behaviour of children. He said the predominantly Muslim youngsters openly praised Islamic extremists in class, and hailed the terrorists of the 2001 atrocities as 'martyrs'. Mr Kafouris, 40, told how one pupil said to him, ‘Don’t touch me, you’re a Christian’, when the teacher accidentally brushed against him with his arm. Others said, ‘We want to...
  • Victim of Forced Abortion: Practitioner "Ripped the Life" Out of Her

    11/24/2009 9:26:44 AM PST · by julieee · 8 replies · 749+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 24, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Victim of Forced Abortion: Practitioner "Ripped the Life" Out of Her Flint, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Caitlin Bruce is the victim of a forced abortion that saw abortion practitioner Alberto Hodari and a staffer forcibly restrain her as she screamed no. Now, Bruce has given an interview to a local television station where she describes how Hodari and his associate "ripped the life" out of her. http://www.LifeNews.com/state4594.html
  • Woman's Lawsuit: She Yelled Stop, Practitioner Continued With Forced Abortion

    11/18/2009 9:05:52 AM PST · by julieee · 5 replies · 571+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 16, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Woman's Lawsuit: She Yelled Stop, Practitioner Continued With Forced Abortion Flint, MI -- Alberto Hodari owns six abortion centers in Michigan and LifeNews.com has delivered multiple reports on how he has three of them up for sale. A new lawsuit from a woman who says he forced her to have an abortion could explain why Hodari is quickly moving to divest himself of his abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/state4585.html
  • Youth volunteering dips, first time since 9/11

    04/23/2009 7:07:10 AM PDT · by BP2 · 14 replies · 416+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | Apr 23, 12:04 am ET | MARTHA IRVINE
    CHICAGO – Volunteering has helped define a generation of young Americans who are known for their do-gooder ways. Many high schools require community service before graduation. And these days, donating time to a charitable organization is all but expected on a young person's college or job application. Even so, an analysis of federal data has found that the percentage of teens who volunteer dipped in recent years, ending an upward trend that began after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "They're still volunteering at higher rates than their parents did," says Peter Levine, director of Tufts University's Center for...
  • U.S Bank CEO being strongarmed into TARP

    02/20/2009 10:09:44 AM PST · by seven.sixtwo · 9 replies · 554+ views
    U.S Bank CEO being strongarmed into TARP
  • 12 Year-Old Forced to Take Pregnancy Test, Lawsuit Filed

    02/10/2009 1:35:04 PM PST · by julieee · 40 replies · 1,613+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 10, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Nevada City, CA -- The parents of a 12-year-old girl have filed a lawsuit against a California school district after local school officials forced their daughter to submit to a pregnancy test. Attorneys with the Pacific Justice Institute are representing the student and her parents, who had no knowledge of the test.
  • Forced Marriages in U.K.: Problem Explodes After Recent Policy Changes

    06/25/2008 11:26:24 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 10 replies · 209+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 25, 2008 | pat
    "Miss Rawlins, I Need Help"In 1999 the British Labour Party, in one of those boneheaded acts that the left excels at, made a seemingly minor adjustment to it's immigration policy that doomed many thousands of young girls to death, beatings, and a nightmare life. In January 2000 The Independent reported that thousands of young U.K. Muslim girls were being forced into marriages to foreigners, primarily Pakistanis. Many of these girls were third generation Brits, with only a rudimentary understanding of their new language. The groom was often a cousin, a visa seeker--or something worse. And it is not only her...
  • Family of teen Muslim invited men to rape her

    02/03/2008 11:34:16 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 49 replies · 343+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | February 3, 2008 | Abul Taher
    A GIRL of 15 was tricked into a "telephone marriage" ceremony to a Sheffield man with a mental age of five in a ceremony recognised by sharia (Islamic law). When the girl arrived from Pakistan expecting to meet the handsome man she had been shown in a photograph, she found that he was 40 years old, unemployed and disabled. To make matters worse, her mother-in-law decided to exploit her attractive looks by forcing her into prostitution. The family invited men to the family home to rape her before she managed to escape to the police by bolting through the front...
  • Forced annulment keeps couple apart (Saudi Arabia)

    01/20/2008 10:23:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 88+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/08 | Donna Abu Nasr - ap
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Two years ago, a knock on Fatima and Mansour al-Timani's door shattered the life they had built together. It was the police, delivering news that a judge had annulled their marriage in absentia after some of Fatima's relatives sought the divorce on grounds she had married beneath her. That was just the beginning of an ordeal for a couple who — under Saudi Arabia's strict segregation rules — can no longer live together. They sued to reverse the ruling, publicized their story and sought help from a Saudi human rights group. But the two remain apart...
  • 'I was manipulated into marriage'

    01/16/2008 4:08:01 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 16 replies · 385+ views
    BBC News ^ | 16 January 2008 | Catherine Marston
    As police, social workers and community leaders meet in Preston, Lancashire, to discuss the issue of forced marriages and so-called honour killings, one woman tells the story of her own traumatic experience. In 1983, Gina's father arranged what she believed to be a holiday for her in Pakistan. She was 16 and had no idea of what she calls "the conspiracy" in the back of her father's mind. When she arrived there her uncle gave her a ring and some clothes to wear. As a teenager with little experience of life in Pakistan, Gina believed this was a welcoming custom....
  • British Girl, 11, Saved From Forced Marriage

    05/08/2007 7:43:41 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 933+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-9-2007 | Philip Johnson
    British girl, 11, saved from forced marriage By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Last Updated: 2:05am BST 09/05/2007 An 11-year-old girl British has been rescued from a forced marriage, the Home Office said yesterday. She had been living in England with her father, who died when she was just six. Her family took her to Bangladesh, where she had to care for her disabled mother. She was forced into marriage but her aunt in Britain reported the case to the authorities. After an operation involving the Foreign Office and the High Commission in Dacca, she was brought back to the...
  • Tragedy follows landmark court win (Forced Medication For Schizophrenia)

    03/16/2007 4:26:25 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 776+ views
    LA Times ^ | 16 March 2007 | Lee Romney and Scott Gold
    After success in a long fight against forced medication, a schizophrenic man gained freedom. But now he is accused of killing his roommate.
  • Caption what Bill and Hil are thinking

    12/21/2006 9:05:38 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 53 replies · 1,848+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/21/06 | staff
    "Senator Hillary Clinton receives a hug from her husband, former President Bill Clinton, after being re-elected in New York, November 7, 2006. If Senator Clinton runs for the White House in 2008 as expected, her biggest strategic decision will be how to use one of her most powerful campaign resources -- her husband."
  • South Korea puts foot down on measurements

    Use of Traditional Measuring Units to Be Fined By Cho Jin-seo Staff Reporter Shops, restaurants and companies that use traditional units of measurements such as pyong and keun from next July will suffer legal sanctions, the government said yesterday. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said that business owners that do not follow the international standard of measurements _ meter-kilogram-second _ will be subject to up to two years in prison or a seven million won fine. The move is intended to prevent errors in using traditional units, which sometimes differ from region to region, or from item to...
  • Hundreds Of Chechens Forced To Flee Russian Town As Restaurant Brawl Erupts Into Race Riot

    09/04/2006 8:19:56 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 967+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-5-2006 | Tom Parfitt
    Hundreds of Chechens forced to flee Russian town as restaurant brawl erupts into race riot · Xenophobic groups use fight to urge ethnic attacks· Minorities targeted in internet campaign Tom Parfitt in Moscow Tuesday September 5, 2006 The Guardian UK Several hundred Chechens and dark-skinned people from the Caucasus have been forced to flee a town in north-west Russia after a brawl in a restaurant prompted a race riot at the weekend. The exodus of minorities from Kondopoga in the Karelia region near the border with Finland follows events on Saturday when a mob rampaged through the town and burned...
  • Turkey says it forced Iran planes down

    08/18/2006 4:12:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1,633+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 18, 2006 | Staff
    ANKARA, Turkey - The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Friday that it had forced two Syria-bound Iranian planes to land and be searched for rockets and other military equipment during the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. The newspaper Hurriyet reported Wednesday that Iranian planes were forced to land at Diyarbakir airport on July 27 and on Aug. 8 — but that no military equipment was found. Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman Murat Ozcelik said those were not the only planes that were forced to land. "We inspect Iranian planes upon any suspicion that they may be carrying any weapons," Ozcelik said. He...
  • Asylum Seekers 'Killed After Being Forced Out Of Australia'

    08/08/2006 7:03:57 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 745+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-9-2006 | Nick Squires
    Asylum seekers 'killed after being forced out of Australia' By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 09/08/2006) Australia's hardline immigration policy was dealt a heavy blow yesterday with claims that up to nine asylum seekers forcibly repatriated to Afghanistan were murdered on their return home. The Edmund Rice Centre, a Catholic advocacy group, investigated the fate of nearly 200 Afghan asylum seekers who were returned home after being kept at an Australian-run detention centre on the South Pacific island of Nauru. The group said that "as many as nine men returned from Nauru may have been killed, and three children of...
  • Gout Forced Charles V Abdication, Study Finds

    08/03/2006 3:33:43 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,802+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 8-2-2006 | Gene Emery
    Gout forced Charles V abdication, study finds By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Tests of a 500-year-old pinky finger confirm that Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was debilitated by gout and the painful joints it produces, Spanish researchers reported on Wednesday. Jaume Ordi of the University of Barcelona and colleagues used a microscope to examine the tip of one of Charles' pinkie fingers, which was preserved separately from his body in a small red velvet box. After rehydrating and slicing the mummified fingertip, the Ordi team found telltale signs of gout, including the buildup of uric acid crystals. At the...
  • Wisconsin Bans Forced Human RFID Chipping

    06/01/2006 12:37:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 51 replies · 1,261+ views
    http://www.sierratimes.com ^ | 6 1 06 | Liz McIntyre & Katherine Albrecht
    Civil libertarians cheered yesterday upon news that Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed a law making it a crime to require an individual to be implanted with a microchip. Activists and authors Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre joined the celebration, predicting this move will spell trouble for the VeriChip Corporation, maker of the VeriChip human microchip implant. The VeriChip is a glass encapsulated Radio Frequency Identification tag that is injected into the flesh to uniquely number and identify people. The tag can be read silently and invisibly by radio waves from up to a foot or more away, right through clothing....
  • 'Hate-speak' at school draws scrutiny(kids forced to listen to pro-immigration speeches)

    04/13/2006 1:21:56 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 66 replies · 1,928+ views
    http://www.tucsoncitizen.com | 4 13 06 | ERIC SAGARA
    tuscon citizen storys are link only http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/9256.php
  • Maine: State health plan aims for 'culture of health'

    04/04/2006 6:14:05 AM PDT · by SheLion · 52 replies · 768+ views
    Maine Today.com ^ | April 4, 2006
    AUGUSTA - Expected several months ago, the Baldacci administration on Monday released the first biennial state health plan under the Dirigo Health system that calls for creation of a culture of health and urges Mainers to enter into "Be Fit for Maine" contracts. "This doesn't have to mean a major commitment to, say, losing 50 pounds, or running five miles a day," the report said. "What we all need to do, though, is to start somewhere - identify one thing we can do that will improve our health and take it from there." Officials said the release of the...
  • CA: GOP-backed candidate forced into runoff (48th District)

    10/05/2005 9:16:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 766+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/5/05 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Illegal immigration emerged as a critical issue in the race to fill the nation's only vacant House seat, as an anti-immigration activist siphoned off enough votes from the GOP-backed favorite to force a runoff election. State Sen. John Campbell finished with 46 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election in Southern California's heavily Republican Orange County, but failed to gain the majority needed to avoid a runoff. He will face the top vote-getters from four other parties in the Dec. 6 election. Second-place finisher Marilyn Brewer, a moderate Republican who drew 17 percent of the...
  • Smoking Ban Voted Down In Gallup

    07/02/2005 5:13:35 AM PDT · by SheLion · 8 replies · 514+ views
    GALLUP, N.M. -- The Gallup City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday against an ordinance that would ban smoking in most public gathering places, including restaurants and sports venues, said Gallup Mayor Bob Rosebrough. Rosebrough said a referendum initiative will begin next, and the issue will be voted on by the general public. For this to happen, the ordinance will have to get 20 percent of the voters from the last governor's election who were registered in Gallup to sign a petition.
  • Ohio: Smoking Ban Lawsuit

    07/02/2005 4:39:25 AM PDT · by SheLion · 48 replies · 4,517+ views
    wtov9.com ^ | 7-1-05
    A civil lawsuit is now on file against the Tropicana bar. The lawsuit says the owners' disregard for the county wide smoking ban is: "...creating a public nuisance and health hazard for which the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has received complaint."The bar is owned by Ohio County Delegate Chris Wakim. Wakim told News9 he would not comply with the smoking ban regulation. "Until and at such point as I feel that they work this out, I am not going to be in compliance, absolutely not, said Wakim.The county health officer says Wakim's public defiance is influencing other bars. A...