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  • Ukraine criminalizes pro-EU protests

    01/19/2014 1:23:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.01.14 @ 09:14 | Andrew Rettman
    EU and US diplomats have voiced dismay after Ukraine on Thursday (16 January) criminalized almost every aspect of the pro-EU protest movement. President Viktor Yanukovych’s ruling Party of the Regions rushed through the legislation via show of hands in parliament. Reports say that electronic tellers in the Verkhovna Rada kept flashing up a figure of 235 votes in favor just a few seconds after each round of voting, before the hands could be counted. The laws impose fines of up to $1,275 a head or 15 days’ detention on people who install or supply equipment, such as tents or loudspeakers,...
  • Maryland Gov. Wants to Require a License to Own a Handgun

    02/07/2013 6:16:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 7, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants state lawmakers to consider passing legislation that would require residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun. Such a law would be an impediment to a constitutional guarantee for which there is no such requirement. I find it interesting that liberals attack the requirement that a person needs to show identification in order to vote, but they will put multiple restrictions on people who have a right to keep and bear arms as set down in the Constitution.Unlike the Second Amendment, there is no absolute right to vote. Consider the 26th Amendment that was...
  • APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

    07/17/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics.</p> <p>An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, "came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts," the organization' national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press.</p>
  • The Politics of Universal Criminality

    07/29/2011 4:18:03 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 9 replies
    The Statesman Sentinel ^ | 29-July-2011 | Tim Dunkin
    ...John Whitehead has written a great article about one particular manifestation of this – the VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) teams that the TSA is using more and more. These teams, paramilitary in nature, form the nucleus of the “expanded role” that the TSA leadership envisions for its agency. This involves extending the reach of TSA interventions and checkpoints beyond airports to other transportation-related entities, such as buses, trains, and even our highway system itself (as this article demonstrates is already starting to happen), with an eventual “goal” of “fighting terrorism” by establishing security checkpoints at all “soft targets,”...
  • ACTION NEEDED! NATIONAL GIVE ACT H R 1388 Passed House 321-105/Now Goes to Senate

    03/19/2009 9:45:15 AM PDT · by cgk · 231 replies · 17,463+ views
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 140(Democrats in roman; Republicans in italic; Independents underlined)       H R 1388      YEA-AND-NAY      18-Mar-2009      4:39 PM      QUESTION:  On Passage      BILL TITLE: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act Yeas Nays PRES NV Democratic 251 1   2 Republican 70 104   4 Independent         TOTALS 321 105   6 ---- YEAS    321 --- AbercrombieAckermanAdler (NJ)AltmireAndrewsArcuriAustriaBacaBachusBairdBaldwinBarrowBeanBecerraBerkleyBermanBiggertBilbrayBilirakisBishop (GA)Bishop (NY)BlumenauerBoccieriBono MackBorenBoswellBoucherBoydBrady (PA)Braley (IA)BrightBrown, CorrineBrown-Waite, GinnyBuchananButterfieldCalvertCampCaoCapitoCappsCapuanoCardozaCarnahanCarneyCarson (IN)CassidyCastleCastor (FL)ChandlerChildersClarkeClayCleaverClyburnCohenColeConnolly (VA)ConyersCooperCostaCostelloCourtneyCrenshawCrowleyCuellarCummingsDahlkemperDavis (AL)Davis (CA)Davis (IL)Davis (TN)DeFazioDeGetteDelahuntDeLauroDentDiaz-Balart, L.Diaz-Balart, M.DicksDingellDoggettDonnelly (IN)DoyleDriehausEdwards (MD)Edwards (TX)EhlersEllisonEllsworthEmersonEngelEshooEtheridgeFarrFattahFilnerFortenberryFosterFrank (MA)FrelinghuysenFudgeGalleglyGerlachGiffordsGonzalezGordon (TN)Grayson Green, AlGreen, GeneGriffithGrijalvaGuthrieGutierrezHall (NY)HalvorsonHareHarmanHastings (FL)HeinrichHellerHerseth SandlinHigginsHillHimesHinojosaHironoHodesHoldenHoltHondaHoyerInsleeIsraelJackson (IL)Jackson-Lee (TX)Johnson (GA)Johnson (IL)Johnson, E. B.KagenKanjorskiKapturKennedyKildeeKilpatrick (MI)KilroyKindKing (NY)KirkKirkpatrick (AZ)KissellKlein (FL)KosmasKratovilKucinichLanceLangevinLarsen (WA)Larson (CT)LathamLaTouretteLee (CA)Lee (NY)LevinLewis (CA)Lewis (GA)LipinskiLoBiondoLoebsackLofgren, ZoeLoweyLucasLujánLynchMaffeiMaloneyMarkey (CO)Markey...
  • What the heck is this???

    03/20/2009 2:44:05 PM PDT · by rang1995 · 54 replies · 3,452+ views
    Gov track us ^ | 3-18-09 | us govt
    what is this????????????? passed as an admenment on HR 1388 .
  • Virginia School Will Recognize Student Pro-Life Group After Lawsuit Filed

    11/06/2007 4:48:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 101+ views
    LifeNews ^ | October 24, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
     A lawsuit pro-life attorneys filed on behalf of a group of students who were denied official recognition for their pro-life club apparently did the trick. Colonial Forge High School was the latest to come under fire for discriminating against pro-life students and found itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit from the Alliance Defense Fund.A student at the school wanted to start a pro-life student club on campus and applied for her club to become officially recognized.  Officially recognized student clubs enjoy privileges such as access to the school newspaper, bulletin boards, and the public announcement system, as well...
  • Protest Rights (RICO statutes are meant for Tony Soprano, not church groups)

    03/01/2006 7:54:42 AM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 791+ views
    Former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith took her 11-year-old family feud to the Supreme Court yesterday. But another case about sex and deception that the Court decided yesterday will surely matter more to most Americans. We're talking about the 8-0 decision (new Justice Samuel Alito didn't participate) barring the use of federal extortion and racketeering laws, or RICO statutes, to prevent public antiabortion protests. The case of Scheidler v. NOW goes back nearly 20 years, to a suit by the National Organization for Women to harass abortion opponents who demonstrate in front of abortion clinics. RICO was designed to go...
  • Rally 'Round the Flag!--See You At The Pole--this Wednesday before school, at EVERY SCHOOL!

    09/19/2005 11:01:18 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 39 replies · 1,877+ views
    Site news release ^ | 09/19/2005 | self
    Teachers, Parents, Students, Homeschoolers, Citizens-- This Wednesday 9/21 is See You At The Pole day, people all across the country are meeting at school flagpoles before school for prayer. A great way for teachers, parents and students to connect and encourage one another on campus....home schoolers, please also help defend and protect your rights on taxpayer-owned land by showing up! See You at the Pole is a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas, in 1990. Everything necessary for students to plan and promote a successful SYATP is available free at http://www.syatp.com. In...
  • We don't serve your kind

    04/17/2004 1:12:00 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 51 replies · 305+ views
    GlobeAndMail.com ^ | Friday, Apr. 16, 2004 | AP
    Key West, Fla. — Three heterosexual couples said they were kicked out of a hotel in Key West because of their sexual orientation. The six were vacationing with a homosexual couple and had reservations at a hotel called Big Ruby's when the three heterosexual couples were kicked out. “The manager literally said: ‘We don't want you here,”' Jim Pirih, who was vacationing with his partner and heterosexual friends, said. The group was already settled in their rooms Wednesday when the manager told them they would have to leave, citing a policy of not allowing heterosexuals on the property, Mr. Pirih...
  • Straight Couples Say Fla. Hotel Unfriendly

    04/16/2004 6:32:17 PM PDT · by mykdsmom · 7 replies · 171+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 16, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Three heterosexual couples said they were turned away from a hotel in this gay-friendly tourist spot because of their sexual orientation. The six were vacationing with a gay couple and had reservations at a hotel called Big Ruby's when the three straight couples were turned away. "The manager literally said, 'We don't want you here,'" said Jim Pirih, who was vacationing with his partner and straight friends. The group was already settled in their rooms Wednesday when the manager told the straight couples they would have to leave, citing a policy of not allowing heterosexuals...
  • Despite Demands From Women's Groups, CBS To Broadcast Masters

    09/20/2002 7:27:06 PM PDT · by victim soul · 16 replies · 177+ views
    CBS yesterday promptly denied a request from the National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO) to refrain from broadcasting the 2003 Masters golf tournament because of the discriminatory policies of the club that owns and operates the event, the Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta National excludes women from its membership, a policy that NCWO - which represents six million members of more than 100 women’s organizations including the Feminist Majority - has been working to change. However, the club has refused to open its membership to women, even canceling corporate sponsorship of the 2003 tournament and opting instead to pay for...
  • (Connecticut) State Supreme Court upholds hunter harassment law

    05/14/2002 6:18:39 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 47 replies · 577+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2002 | KATHRYN MASTERSON
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that a law designed to prevent animal rights activists from interfering with hunters or fishermen does not violate the First Amendment. The hunter harassment law prohibits people from standing in the line of fire, harassing hunters or attempting to affect wildlife behavior with smells, sights or sounds designed to hinder hunters. The case dates back to 1991, when a group of anti-hunting activists followed a bow hunter into a state forest in Hartland on the first day of archery season. As the hunter drew his bow, they formed a semicircle...