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  • Two resignations further reduce a more than 150-year security body from The City (San Francisco)

    05/04/2014 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | May 4, 2014 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    Two longtime members of The City's little-known Patrol Special Police resigned in recent weeks after administrative charges were filed against them with the Police Commission, but then apparently rescinded their resignations, opting instead for a leave of absence. The resignations or leaves of absence of brothers Todd and Scott Hart brings the already dwindling number of Patrol Specials down even further. Once numbering in the hundreds, they now stand at fewer than 10. "They were brought up on administrative charges, not criminal charges," said Alan Byard, president of the Patrol Special Police Offcers Association. "They have resigned so everything is...
  • The Controversy Over the Third Secret: Objections and Responses [Catholic Caucus]

    05/14/2013 2:38:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 13, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    The Controversy Over the Third Secret: Objections and Responses | Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. | Appendix D from Fatima For Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope The Third Secret has been dealt with in two chapters in this book. Chapter 8 presented the content of the Third Secret as Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta saw it revealed to them. Chapter 16 presented how Sister Lucia wrote the Third Secret on a separate manuscript and then placed it in a sealed envelope. The chapter also traces what popes John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II did after reading it. The...
  • San Francisco nudists rally for right to bare it all

    11/15/2012 6:02:43 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 14 | Ronnie Cohen
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two dozen pro-nudity activists wearing little but their righteous indignation assembled on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday to protest a proposed municipal ban on public nakedness. (Snip) "Nudophobic bigotry has now taken root here in San Francisco," Rusty Mills, 69, stripped down to his tanned birthday suit, told his fellow demonstrators as they stood in the sunshine of an unseasonably warm, 70-degree Fahrenheit (21-degree Celsius) fall day. (Snip) On the way back to City Hall, elementary school children playing on a schoolyard gawked and pointed at the naked demonstrators. Supervisor Scott Wiener...
  • FBI, Cops Arrest Suspected Filipino Terror Hackers

    11/26/2011 5:47:23 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER ^ | 5:16 am | Friday, November 25th, 2011 | By: DJ Yap
    SNIPPET: "MANILA, Philippines—A group of suspected Filipino hackers allegedly financed by a Saudi-based terrorist cell was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) disclosed on Thursday." SNIPPET: "The group was allegedly behind attacks on the US telecommunication firm AT&T that resulted in $2 million in losses to the company in 2009. In a statement, the CIDG said the group also had links to the Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)." SNIPPET: "ATCCD chief Senior Supt. Gilbert Sosa identified the suspects as Macnell Gracilla,...
  • San Francisco considers banning the sale of all pets

    06/26/2011 9:40:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/26/11 | Maria L. La Ganga
    San Francisco - The first vision was simple and straightforward: To curtail puppy mills and kitten factories, the sale of cats and dogs should be banned in San Francisco, where the loving guardians of animal companions come to regular blows — politically — with the loving parents of children. The ban was put on hold last year after animal advocates broadened it to include anything with fur or feathers. Now it's back, with a new name and a new strategy: More is more. The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal is on its way to the Board of Supervisors, and it hopes
  • Racist Haters at San Francisco BART Refuses Pro-Israel Ads While Running Jew hating Anti-Israel Ads

    01/20/2011 4:28:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/20/11 | Pam Gellar
    San Francisco BART has rejected our pro-Israel bus ads. BART claims my ad "violates content neutral guidelines." But the anti-Israel annihilationist ads supporting jihad that are currently running do not "violate centent neutral guidelines." Pamela: I have received the following response from BART. Please call me to discuss. Thank you. Scott. Based on our review of the proposed advertisement and discussion with BART legal counsel, the subject ad violates BART's content neutral guidelines. BART guidelines allow point of view ads, but prohibit ads that demean or disparage groups protected against discrimination, or contain images of firearms or violence. These prohibitions...
  • Necessary Conversation

    10/08/2010 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 1 replies
    Vimeo ^ | October 8, 2010 | Melissa Griffin & Beth Spotswood
    Necessary Conversation is your local source for information in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering breaking news, editorials and exclusive investigations, with award-winning anchors Melissa Griffin and Beth Spotswood.
  • Cold, San Francisco? Probably Because You Have No Insulation (Greenies waste fossil fuel?)

    08/10/2010 6:20:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 8/10/10 | Joe Eskenazi
    Cold, San Francisco? Probably Because You Have No InsulationBy Joe Eskenazi Tue., Aug. 10 2010 @ 12:59PM No insulation in Mr. Freeze's lair either ​To folks living in actual cold-weather communities, San Franciscans' complaints about our recent chilly spell have something of a Marie Antoinette-level naivete. Face it, San Francisco: The coldest day out-of-doors here isn't that cold. Period. That being said, you may very well be shivering indoors here, because, under state law, San Francisco apartments need not have any insulation whatsoever. **SNIP** The laws are not the same for those residing in homes and apartment-dwellers, notes Ed Sweeney,...
  • Fugitive Captured at Border with Counterfeit Document

    07/11/2010 5:18:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Fugitive Captured at Border with Counterfeit Document (Wednesday, July 07, 2010) contacts for this news release Blaine, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a Salvadoran man who was wanted in Dallas, Texas, for alleged assault causing bodily injury to a family member on July 3 as he attempted to enter the U.S. at the Pacific Highway port of entry. CBP officers immediately became suspicious of Francisco Oswald Gallardo, 45, when he presented a counterfeit permanent resident card for identification. Often referred to as a green card, a permanent resident card...
  • San Francisco Considers Banning Sale of Pets Except Fish

    07/09/2010 5:15:47 AM PDT · by this is my country · 49 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/8/10 | Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Sell a guinea pig, go to jail. That's the law under consideration by San Francisco's Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country's first ban on the sale of all pets except fish. That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals. "People buy small animals all the time as an impulse buy, don't know what they're getting into, and the animals end...
  • Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue #3 In Heterophobic San Francisco Despite Ban

    Liberal booksellers have banned Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" and refuse to carry it. They are retarded. I thought Liberals were against banning books. This is anti-free speech. The public in San Francisco demand the book, though, as it is #3 on the San Francisco bestseller list by being sold at Costco in San Francisco (among other stores).
  • Leader of ring that moved thousands of illegal aliens across U.S. sentenced ...

    03/12/2009 3:23:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 548+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | March 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0903/090309la.htm Leader of ring that moved thousands of illegal aliens across U.S. sentenced to more than 6 years in prison LOS ANGELES - A Guatemalan national who helped run a Los Angeles-based organization that harbored and transported more than 9,000 illegal aliens was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison. Francisco Andres-Francisco, 40, was sentenced by United States District Judge George H. King in Los Angeles. Andres-Francisco has been in custody since he was arrested 14 months ago in Pennsylvania after being found driving a van allegedly loaded with illegal aliens. Andres-Francisco...
  • S.F. Mayor Newsom to explore run for governor

    07/02/2008 3:42:54 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 22 replies · 110+ views
    The L.A. Times ^ | July 2, 2008 | Mark Z. Barabak
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who built a national reputation pushing cutting-edge -- and controversial -- policies on same-sex marriage, healthcare and other issues, launched an exploratory bid for governor Tuesday. His move placed the 40-year-old, two-term mayor out in front of a large Democratic field eyeing the race to succeed Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is barred by term limits from running again in 2010. Newsom said he expected to decide by year's end whether to proceed with a full-fledged candidacy. (snip) As governor, Newsom said, he would have three priorities: reducing poverty, providing universal access to...
  • NATIONWIDE SEARCH for Missing Father of three. Please HELP!!!

    02/17/2008 1:16:17 PM PST · by XR7 · 53 replies · 568+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | 2/17/2008
    PLEASE HELP FIND NICHOLAS FRANCISCO Click to enlarge: KOMO-TV News Video: http://www.komotv.com:80/news/15682797.html?video=YHI&t=a IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 911
  • S.F. Supervisor Sandoval ['USA should have no military'] to run for Superior Court

    02/01/2008 10:36:52 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 11 replies · 201+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 1, 2008 | Marisa Lagos
    Sandoval, who represents the city's Excelsior district as the supervisor for District 11, will challenge Judge Thomas Mellon, who has served on the bench since 1994. Mellon, 65, was appointed by then-Gov. Pete Wilson, a Republican. Sandoval, a supervisor since 2000, was a deputy public defender in San Francisco and previously worked for former Mayor Art Agnos.
  • Author [Elie Wiesel] attacked in S.F. hotel

    02/09/2007 1:35:43 PM PST · by radar101 · 155 replies · 6,142+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb 9, 2007 | Adam Martin
    Elie Weisel SAN FRANCISCO - In a bizarre attack, a well-known author and Holocaust scholar was dragged out of a San Francisco hotel elevator by an apparent Holocaust denier who reportedly had been trailing him for weeks. Police escorted Elie Wiesel to San Francisco International Airport on Feb. 1 after a man accosted Wiesel in the elevator at the Argent Hotel, at 50 Third St., after Wiesel participated in a panel discussion at a peace conference and before Wiesel was scheduled to catch a flight back to New York. Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author of more than 40...
  • Chron items: Urination and Defecation OK in S.F. and the CHP Camaro story [2002]

    12/16/2006 8:48:45 PM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 34 replies · 1,136+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 07/02/02 | CW Editor
    Chron items: Urination and Defecation OK in S.F. and the CHP Camaro story by CW Editor July 2, 2002 Urinating and defecating on the streets of San Francisco Boy, talk about a city being caught up in liberal paralysis. CW has staunchly maintained that it is impossible for liberals to govern effectively. Governing requires decision-making, and the libs just can't do that for fear of hurting the feelings of some minority group If you have been looking for proof, what more does it take than the current indecision on a law banning urinating and defecating in public in S.F. The...
  • Claim: San Fran killer called himself 'terrorist'

    08/30/2006 4:37:37 PM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 106 replies · 2,227+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 30, 2006 | Art Moore
    Claim: San Fran killer called himself 'terrorist' 14 injured, 1 dead, in hit-and-run rampage by man recently returned from Afghanistan Posted: August 30, 2006 2:22 p.m. Eastern By Art Moore© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com   Omeed Aziz Popal in wedding photo believed to be two weeks old (San Francisco Chronicle) A woman claims she heard the man who drove into 14 people, killing one, in a violent hit-and-run rampage in San Francisco yesterday refer to himself as a terrorist. KTVU-TV San Francisco reporter Rob Roth told WND the witness at the scene of Omeed Aziz Popal's arrest heard the 29-year-old man say, to...
  • Next Big Quake? Maybe East of Bay Area

    03/27/2006 3:12:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 819+ views
    Herald-Zeitung | AP ^ | 3/27/06 | Scott Lindlaw
    HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) -- New cracks appear in Elke DeMuynck's ceiling every few weeks, zigzagging across her living room, creeping toward the fireplace, veering down the wall. Month after month, year after year, she patches, paints and waits. "It definitely lets you know your house is constantly shifting," DeMuynck said. So do the gate outside that swings uselessly 2 1/2 inches from its latch, the strange bulges in the street and the geology students who make pilgrimages to her cul-de-sac. DeMuynck could throw her paint brush from her front stoop and hit the Hayward Fault, which geologists consider the most...
  • San Francisco Voters Approve Handgun Ban

    11/09/2005 3:09:39 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 64 replies · 1,472+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, November 9, 2005 | LOUISE CHU
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Voters approved ballot measures to ban handguns in San Francisco and urge the city's public high schools and college campuses to keep out military recruiters. The gun ban prohibits the manufacture and sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city, and makes it illegal for residents to keep handguns in their homes or businesses. Only two other major U.S. cities _ Washington and Chicago _ have implemented such sweeping handgun bans.
  • Dump truck crashes into video arcade in SF

    08/23/2005 1:20:21 PM PDT · by TenaciousZ · 17 replies · 692+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 08/23/05 | Stacy Finz
    The back of a dump truck delivering 20 tons of dirt to businesses on Sixth Street in San Francisco tipped and crashed into an adult video arcade this morning, narrowly missing three patrons. "It was close," said a video clerk at the Liberty Bookstore, who identified himself as Jersey Dog. "One guy was near the inside of the wall, but no one was hurt." The incident happened at 9:10 a.m. when Sukhdev Singh of Economy Trucking was dumping dirt to be used to fill in several businesses' sub-basements on the 100 block of Sixth Street, said Sheri Costa, a spokeswoman...
  • Senator Boxer: Securing Marine Sanctuaries

    07/20/2005 1:58:29 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies · 627+ views
    Barbara Boxer Email ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2005 | Barbara Boxer
    I thought you would be interested in the following message. =============================================== Dear Friend: Protecting our oceans makes good economic and environmentalsense.  Our oceans not only provide food and recreation butalso help to regulate our water quality and climate.  Someareas of our ocean are particularly vital, supporting anabundance of fish and marine mammals.  One of these areas isfound just off the coast of Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, and SanFrancisco counties. I recently joined Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey at a pressconference to highlight our legislation to provide greaterprotection to a larger portion of California’s coast.  Her billin the House, and mine in the Senate,...
  • Spain - ETA warns of bomb in Franco's burial place near Madrid

    05/28/2005 3:08:06 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 518+ views
    Reuters | May 28, 2005
    ETA WARN OF BOMB IN VALLE DE LOS CAIDOS, FRANCO'S BURIAL PLACE NEAR MADRID-POLICE
  • LAST OF CHILDREN WHO CLAIMED TO SEE VIRGIN MARY DIES AT 97

    02/14/2005 4:02:09 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 37 replies · 1,708+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 13 Feb 2005 | Editors
    LISBON, PORTUGAL - Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions in the town of Fatima, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for the past three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 120 miles north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources. Lucia and two of her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco, said in 1917 that the Virgin Mary had been appearing to them once a month and predicting...
  • San Francisco to Vote on Handgun Ban in Nov.

    01/20/2005 7:26:40 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 32 replies · 754+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, January 20, 2005 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — Frustrated by a 28 percent increase in homicides during the past year, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has proposed a sweeping measure banning handguns, injecting the city into the national debate over gun control.
  • SAF Blasts Proposed San Francisco Handgun Ban: 'We Beat That In 1982'

    12/16/2004 9:34:21 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 4 replies · 633+ views
    12/16/2004 | Alan Gottlieb
    SAF Blasts Proposed San Francisco Handgun Ban: 'We Beat That In 1982' 12/16/2004 5:07:00 PM To: State Desk Contact: Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, 425-454-7012 BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Calling it an "ill-considered return visit of anti-gun bigotry," the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today blasted plans to put a handgun ban on the November 2005 ballot in San Francisco, Calif. reminding proponents of the measure that such a ban was declared illegal when first tried in 1982. "This issue was decided by the California courts more than 22 years ago, and the gun ban extremists...
  • San Francisco Supervisors Propose Gun Ban

    12/16/2004 4:23:19 PM PST · by DixieOklahoma · 46 replies · 1,167+ views
    Democrats shoot themselves in the foot again City residents will vote next year on a proposed weapons ban that would deny handguns to everyone except law enforcement officers, members of the military and security guards. If passed next November, residents would have 90 days to give up firearms they keep in their homes or businesses. The proposal was immediately dismissed as illegal by a gun owners group. The measure — submitted Tuesday to the Department of Elections by some city supervisors — would also prohibit the sale, manufacturing or distribution of handguns, and the transfer of gun licenses, according to...
  • A Frenchman Weaseling on Oil-for-Food

    10/22/2004 12:07:45 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 7 replies · 1,355+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 22, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Frédéric Desagneaux, consul general of France for San Francisco, is not happy with the light being shown on his country’s involvement with U.N. corruption in Iraq. Poor thing. Yesterday, the independent committee investigating corruption in the U.N.’s “oil-for-food” program for Iraq made public the names of 3,545 companies that sold goods to Saddam. Also published were the names of 248 companies which received Iraqi oil under the program. Through oil-for-food, Saddam stole “$10.1 billion through oil smuggling and kickbacks from suppliers.” Leave it to the U.N. to pull off one of the biggest scandals in world history. Evidence is emerging...
  • Iraq War View on San Francisco Ballot

    07/01/2004 11:09:35 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 5 replies · 195+ views
    Yahoo-AP ^ | July 1, 2004 | LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco voters will have a chance to express their views on the U.S.-led war in Iraq (news - web sites) in November with a ballot initiative calling on the federal government to end the conflict. The toughly worded statement, which will appear on the city's November ballot, says the war has cost more than 850 American lives and bled the nation of billions of dollars.
  • Son of gay marriage foe weds in San Francisco (Sen. Pete Knight, Calif. ballot author)

    03/10/2004 2:50:25 PM PST · by TenaciousZ · 11 replies · 450+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 03/10/2004 | Ilene Lelchuk
    <p>David Knight, son of the state senator who was the author of the California ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, defied his father's law and wed his partner of 10 years Tuesday in a quiet ceremony attended by just two friends in San Francisco City Hall.</p>
  • Rosa Parks -- not (San Francisco gay marriage)

    02/23/2004 1:32:28 PM PST · by TenaciousZ · 20 replies · 1,170+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 02/23/2004 | Debra Saunders
    <p>IT'S FUNNY that, in a city that prides itself on its nonconformity, so many people make the exact same argument exactly the same way. To wit, after I write that Mayor Gavin Newsom was wrong to flout state law by authorizing same-sex marriages, a legion of readers write comparing gay and lesbian newlyweds with civil-rights legend Rosa Parks. To say that Newsom should have more respect for the law, they argue, is like saying Rosa Parks should not have engaged in her landmark act of "civil disobedience."</p>
  • In S.F., a celebration of all things Boston

    11/19/2003 8:51:43 AM PST · by TenaciousZ · 7 replies · 217+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/19/2003 | Jim Herron Zamora, Anastasia Hendrix
    <p>The woman in white go-go boots sported a Boston Red Sox jersey over a lacy white wedding gown and held hands with her lesbian partner to lead 200 cheering people in a march down Market Street Tuesday evening.</p> <p>San Francisco commemorated the Massachusetts Supreme Court decision Tuesday legalizing same-sex marriage with all the diversity of its gay-lesbian community on display -- from drag queens to soccer moms -- and lots of Red Sox caps and Boston cream pie.</p>
  • Come Back, Clinton Sex Nation (San Francisco 'enlightenment' alert)

    06/11/2003 7:55:08 AM PDT · by TenaciousZ · 46 replies · 298+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 06/11/2003 | Mark Morford
    Bil Clinton was damn sexy. Oh yes he was. This is a given. He had The Appeal. Magnetic, charming as hell, a man who you knew actually had sex and enjoyed it and possessed a highly active all-American libido and knew what all the body parts did and where they went, Hillary notwithstanding. And yet he was president and that made it all a little weird and unusual and refreshing and then of course it turned ugly, and he was vilified and attacked and sneered at from all corners for overusing this libido, but still, there it is. And women...
  • Openly gay police chief battles crime and stigmas

    05/05/2003 7:03:35 PM PDT · by Cultural Jihad · 47 replies · 498+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 5, 2003 | Blair Anthony Robertson
    <p>SUISUN CITY -- He's a 5th-degree black belt, a registered Republican, a whiz with computers, a gadget geek and a big Tom Clancy fan. He dotes on his nieces and nephews. He admires Colin Powell and Abraham Lincoln. In his holster is a Walther PPK, James Bond's preferred pistol.</p>
  • Big Quake 'Certain' In San Francisco By 2032

    04/22/2003 3:41:03 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 284+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-23-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    Big quake 'certain' in San Francisco by 2032 By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 23 April 2003 San Francisco is almost certain to suffer a severe earthquake in the next 30 years, which could uproot tens of thousands of buildings and kill hundreds of people in California's densely populated Bay Area, a detailed study by the United States Geological Survey predicts. The study, compiled by 100 geologists, disaster management experts, politicians and academics, said there was a 62 per cent chance of a devastating quake with a magnitude of 6.7 or greater on the Richter scale between now and 2032....
  • Police Dept. Indictments Rattle San Francisco

    03/05/2003 9:42:42 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 326+ views
    new york times ^ | 3/5/03 | DEAN E. MURPHY
    SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 — The police chief was on medical disability today, apparently suffering from high blood pressure, and no one knows when he might return to work. The Police Department was being run by a little-known deputy chief, Heather J. Fong, whose rise to the top was so unforeseen that the personnel office scrambled to pull together biographical information on her. Ten members of the department —including the chief, Prentice E. Sanders; the assistant chief; and two deputy chiefs — pleaded not guilty today in Superior Court to criminal charges ranging from conspiring to obstruct justice to felony...
  • Money and America

    02/10/2003 5:05:58 PM PST · by Gforce11 · 7 replies · 343+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | August 31, 2002 | Ayn Rand
    "Francisco's Money Speech" An Excerpt from Ayn Rand's Novel Atlas Shrugged (August 31, 2002) [CAPITALISMMAGAZINE.COM] The following is an excerpt from Atlas Shrugged, © Copyright, 1957, by Ayn Rand. It is reprinted with permission from the Estate of Ayn Rand. "So you think that money is the root of all evil?" said Francisco d'Anconia. "Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one...
  • When anti-Semitism is the Right Term

    12/11/2002 7:03:19 PM PST · by SeenTheLight · 4 replies · 259+ views
    www.chronwatch.com ^ | 12/11/02 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    Once again Chronicle columnist Annie Nakao has produced a column of monumental folly. She’s now decided to take on Israel and the question of anti-Semitism, as it pertains to the Rainbow Grocery boycott. And who do you think she consulted for this important discussion? None other than Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, and as Nakao puts it “the conscience of leftist Jews in the Bay Area.” With impressive credentials like that, it’s no wonder that Nakao went straight to Lerner for expert advice on her column "When anti-Semitism is the wrong term."Lerner’s critics, who, Nakao points out, call him...
  • FReep Rainbow Grocery!

    12/11/2002 6:54:40 PM PST · by SeenTheLight · 6 replies · 313+ views
    12/11/02 | SeenTheLight
    Anyone want to join SeenTheLight and SeenTheLight's Mom in FReeping Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco? We want to protest their unfair and anti-Semitic boycott of Israeli products, which has been going on for over a YEAR! We're considering either Friday, December 20, around 4pm, when people get off work OR Saturday, December 21, in the daytime... If any local people are interested in attending, please let me know, and also which date looks better for you. We'll pick the date based on your responses and then I'll post everyone again to confirm the details. Let's Do It FReepers!
  • Bay terror fears (Suspicious man on ferry)

    06/12/2002 4:38:25 PM PDT · by MikeJ · 26 replies · 395+ views
    The Examiner (SF) ^ | 06/12/2002 | Richard Byrne Reilly
    A frightening sequence of events and clues gleaned by U.S. intelligence has some in law enforcement believing that a maritime terrorist attack against San Francisco could be imminent. Local ferry operators became alarmed last week when someone described as Middle Eastern man boarded a ferry to Alcatraz but did not leave the boat when it reached the island. Instead, the man videotaped boat traffic and used a stopwatch to time the route. "He got on the boat to go to the island, but never got off when the other tourists did. Instead, he asked unusual questions about the timing and...