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  • Islam and the West’s Death by “Freedom”

    09/01/2016 9:31:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/16 | Selwyn Duke
    If our current ideals don’t allow us to exclude people who vow, “With your democratic laws, we will colonize you,” then those ideals are only for schlemiels It can be a good thing to be idealistic. But you’d better make sure you have the right ideals. As to this, the modern West is quickly becoming something non-Western — precisely because our ideals are now far less than ideal. It has often been noted that some among us use our freedoms to destroy our freedoms. George Soros, a real-life James Bond villain, comes to mind; other leftist entities such as the...
  • NRA Freedom's Safest Place - You Haven't Met America; Charlie Daniels

    03/22/2016 6:10:58 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 7 replies
    NRA Youtube ^ | March 22, 2016 | NRA
    Video only!
  • Obama Administration to Impose New MPG Rules on Large Trucks

    06/19/2015 3:25:03 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/19/2015 | Matthew Rocco
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its proposal for new fuel-economy standards that apply to big rigs and other heavy-duty trucks, marking another step in the Obama administration’s push for stricter climate regulations. Based on a draft released Friday, the federal rules will require that tractors use 24% less fuel compared to projected 2018 levels. Heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans must achieve a 16% reduction. The pending rules impact large diesel-powered vehicles like 18-wheelers, buses, garbage trucks and heavy-duty pickups. These commercial vehicles account for roughly 7% of all vehicles on U.S. roads but 25% of fuel consumption. Friday’s draft...
  • Elon Musk: In the future, human-driven cars may be illegal

    03/18/2015 12:40:24 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 74 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 | Karissa Bell
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — The days of humans driving their own cars are numbered, according to Elon Musk. The reason, he said, is advances in sensor and software technology will eventually make cars' onboard computers safer and better drivers than humans wielding "two-ton death machines." The Tesla CEO shared his thoughts on the future of self-driving vehicles during the keynote presentation at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, where he appeared onstage with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. "In the distant future," he said, "They may outlaw driven cars because they're too dangerous."
  • Iran’s Oppressed Christians

    01/16/2015 11:41:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    I met Mori in the basement of a Lutheran church in Berlin’s Zehlendorf district. A 28-year-old refugee who once ran a small business in Iran, he converted to Christianity five years ago and spoke to me on condition that I use only his first name in order to protect his identity. In 2011, delayed on the way to a secret Bible study session, he narrowly escaped when Revolutionary Guards raided his underground Evangelical church. He watched as his friends disappeared into Iran’s prison system; Mori suspects they’ve been killed. “When you’re Christian in Iran, you can’t speak. You have to...
  • Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate the ´freedoms´ of

    01/13/2015 5:20:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/15 | Sara Malm
    The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can ´f*** off´. Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands aged 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week. Appearing on live television just hours after the shootings, Mayor Aboutaleb said Muslims who ´do not like freedom can pack your bags and leave´. Labour politician Ahmed Aboutaleb, a former journalist who was appointed mayor of the Dutch city in 2008, is known for his straightforward stance on integration. The 53-year-old won the praise
  • Poll: Majority Of Americans Feel Rights And Freedoms Threatened By Govt

    02/02/2013 6:19:33 AM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    For the first time, a majority of Americans feel that the government threatens their individual rights and freedoms, according to a survey released on Thursday. Fifty-three percent of the 1,502 adults surveyed Jan. 9-13 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press responded that they believe that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. The Pew survey found that 43 percent disagreed. 76 percent of conservative Republicans said they feel threatened by Washington, compared with 62 percent three years ago, Pew found. Now!
  • Rapper Big Boi On Obama: Warns “I’m Not Pro-Govt…Our Freedoms Are Getting Taken Away”

    12/07/2012 9:55:24 PM PST · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 6, 2012 | Andrea Ryan
    As rare as it is, it’s so refreshing to hear common sense come out of the entertainment industry. During an interview to discuss the release of his new album, rapper Big Boi made the following response when asked about the president: “I’m not pro-government at all, I’m pro-people. Our freedoms are getting taken away every day with things that people aren’t aware of, like the [National Defense Authorization Act]. I don’t care who the president is–it ain’t just all about who’s black or who’s white or who’s Republican or Democrat, it’s about who is for the betterment of people, period....
  • Quit trashing Obama...

    08/21/2012 9:35:14 AM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
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    He has done more than any other pRresident before him and has an impressive list of "firsts" as his "accomplishments": First pRresident of the Oval Office to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. First pRresident of the Oval Office to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. First pRresident of the Oval Office to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States . First pRresident of the Oval Office to violate the War Powers Act. First pRresident of the Oval Office to be...
  • Saudi Arabia gives women the vote... but not until 2015

    09/25/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:25 PM on 25th September 2011 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Women are to be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. K ing Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced the change yesterday and also said women would be allowed to run in elections. However, the new law will not come into force until 2015. In a speech, the king said the move was in accordance with sharia law.
  • LIRR Widow McCarthy A Vile Enemy of 2nd Amendment

    07/31/2011 11:16:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 07/26/2011 | Raquel Okyay
    “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” Thomas Jefferson Well said, Mr. Jefferson! We do not have to store, fire, own, or even like guns to understand that the Second Amendment’s requirement is a need, no American can do without. If there came a point in time, when our elected officials became so arrogant to cease abiding by the Constitution “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed” is in place so that we can protect ourselves, our country and our families...
  • Rage Against the TSA Machine

    06/29/2011 6:34:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 29, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    The backdrop for my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's "Dune" series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines" -- intelligent computers -- controlling people's lives. The revolution was sparked because a computer decided to kill, without the consent of any human authority, the baby of a woman named Jehanne Butler. I bring this up because I'm wondering why we can't have a Weberian Jihad. Its namesake would be Jean Weber, a woman whose 105-pound, 95-year-old Florida mother was forced by airport security to remove...
  • California 48th in economic freedom

    06/09/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT · by freedombiz · 17 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 6-9-11 | Jan Norman
    California ranks 48th among the states on economic freedom, according to Freedom in the 50 States, a biennial study by Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Such policies matter, the study says, because “Americans are voting with their feet and moving to states with more economic and personal freedom and that economic freedom correlates with income growth.”
  • Big Sis Is Out Of Control

    12/12/2010 10:39:28 AM PST · by AmericaTalks · 84 replies · 1+ views
    America Talks ^ | 12/12/10 | David Zublick
    Revelations that the Department of Homeland Security is instituting a program by which citizens will be asked to rat one another out has sent reverberations throughout the land. Has 1984 finally come to America? First, it was the invasive body scans and pat-downs at U.S. airports. These sexual assaults on the American people may soon be extended to other forms of mass transportation. And in at least one major U.S. city, pat- downs are already being conducted by police on the streets targeting people who act suspicious, by doing things such as putting their hands in their coat pocket. How...

    05/29/2010 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 8 replies · 229+ views
    Moves that need to be watched to remember our freedoms: Band of Brothers Pacific When We Were Solders Into The Storm Midway
  • Guilt by association? 1 in 3 fear punishment (Americans say they see 'chilling' loss of rights)

    12/27/2009 7:46:00 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 59 replies · 2,155+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 26, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    There's a new "chill" that has nothing to do with claims of global warming or climate change and everything to do with the failing confidence Americans feel in their own freedoms, according to a new poll. "More Americans this month felt that there was more of a climate of fear over their freedom of association – with more than one in three – 36 percent – saying that they believed Americans had reason to fear punishment or retribution based on who their friends were or who they met with. This is chilling stuff!" said Fritz Wenzel of Wenzel Strategies. The...
  • Prominent Vietnam Pastor freed from Communist Jail - NGUYEN CONG CHINH

    08/26/2009 3:41:31 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 7 replies · 625+ views
    California State Assemblyman VAN TRAN Assembly ^ | 8-21-2009 | California State Assemblyman VAN TRAN
    . NEVER FORGET . Upon learning of Communist persecution and jailing of prominent Vietnam Mennonite Pastor NGUYEN CONG CHINH of Pleiku, Vietnam... California State Assemblyman VAN TRAN sent a letter to the President of Vietnam asking for Pastor NGUYEN's immediate release from jail. The Assemblyman also sent a letter to our U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam asking for his intervention in this case. And that of the many thousands of TAM TOA Catholics being persecuted in Communist Vietnam as well. A letter-writing campaign was then intiated for others to follow suit. A response letter from U.S. Ambassador MICHAEL...
  • Police can use force to compel hurricane evacuation (TX)

    07/27/2009 12:50:43 PM PDT · by wolfcreek · 128 replies · 3,388+ views ^ | 7.26.2009 | Denice Malan
    A new state law will allow police to arrest people who don’t leave town under mandatory evacuation orders. As it stands, officials cannot compel people to evacuate, only warn that those who stay behind won’t have any emergency services at their disposal. The new law gives county judges and mayors the power to authorize use of “reasonable force” to remove people from the area.
  • North American Conservative Alliance (NACA) -- urgently needed

    05/30/2009 12:28:32 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 17 replies · 738+ views
    original to FR | May 30, 2009 | Peter O'Donnell
    THE NORTH AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE ALLIANCE -- An urgently required concept As a Canadian conservative, I can say that there has never been a time where our own experience with the onrushing socialist and globalist tendencies would have been of more assistance and relevance to Americans who value freedom and liberty, than is the case today. In the past two decades, we have seen all of the same trends that you are now observing at an accelerating pace with the Obama administration. The situation is rather like this: for quite a while, as we hurtled towards this brave new world, we...
  • GPS tracking on your front door by Census workers

    05/15/2009 9:33:25 PM PDT · by jorjalex · 21 replies · 1,796+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | April 27.2009 | Douglas V. Gibbs Big Brother is watching you via the U.S. Census Bureau shooting GPS coordinates of your doorway The Decennial Census in 2010 is around the corner, and technology promises to be of great assistance to the process of counting the number of Americans residing in this great nation. Instead of using paper-based lists, surveys, and the like, however, the United States Government has developed a paperless method to achieve their census goals. Efficiency and accuracy are the promised bi-products of these new technology-based programs, which includes creating Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates for the front doors of American homes. This...
  • Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

    03/09/2009 2:03:40 PM PDT · by Paige · 54 replies · 2,420+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 03/09/2009
    Will NBC be surprised??* Here's your chance to let the media know where the people stand on our faith in God, as a nation. NBC is presently taking a poll on "In God We Trust" to stay on our American currency. Please send this to every Christian you know so they can vote on this important subject. Please do it right away, before NBC takes this off their web page. Poll is still open so you can vote: This is not sent for discussion. If you agree forward it, if you don't, delete it. By my forwarding it, you...
  • Public Comment on Removing Conscience Protections for Health Care Workers

    03/09/2009 9:35:47 AM PDT · by magdalen · 3 replies · 327+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | March 9, 2009 | Magdalene
    Public Comment on Removing Conscience Protections for Health Care Workers By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, March 6, 2009 ( - President Obama's proposal to rescind a policy that protects the conscience rights of health care workers has now been formally published in the Federal Register, thus opening the 30-day period available for public comment on the proposal. Pro-life groups in the United States are urging concerned citizens to voice their concerns. The policy, one of the last acts of the Bush Administration, protects health care workers from being forced to perform and provide controversial services that conflict with their personal, moral...
  • Brad Krause West Allis Wisconsin Open Carry Case - Feb 17 Hearing Results

    02/17/2009 10:10:18 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 60 replies · 5,177+ views
    Self | 2-17-09 | Self
    Was in the courtroom today to hear the ruling from municipal judge Paul Murphy regarding Brad's case. For a quick rundown, WI is an open carry state. Brad was on his property planting a tree, and was wearing a holstered firearm in plain sight. A neighbor calle West Allis police asking about the legality of open carry. The result was two squads being dispatched and BRad being drawn on by two officers, handcuffed for 45 minutes whiel the police tried to figure out what to charge him with (as open carry is the only legal way to carry in WI)....
  • "We need more Muslim babies ... then we can take over Britain"

    09/12/2008 9:44:10 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 39 replies · 266+ views
    TheSun ^ | September 12, 2008 | By ANTHONY FRANCE
    "A HATE fanatic has boasted that Muslims will one day conquer Britain — by having more BABIES. Speaking at a rally marking 9/11, Anjem Choudary bragged that a birth explosion would let followers of Islam take control of the country. Undercover Sun investigators secretly recorded Choudary telling a young and impressionable audience that they would eventually rule under strict Sharia law. And our team listened in chilled silence as he predicted: “Islam is superior and will never be surpassed. The flag of Islam will rise over Downing Street.” Lawyer Choudary also said it would be easy for vast numbers of...
  • Political Protestors Are Like Cyclists Riding Through Flood Waters

    08/22/2008 7:36:31 AM PDT · by quintr · 2 replies · 61+ views ^ | August 22, 2008 | Jane Reinheimer
    People often do things not in their best interests. It's kind of like visual bragging. So here's a guy riding his bicycle through a parking lot that's flooded with three feet of water. The thought has probably never occurred to him that water moccasins often swim in flood waters too. They're just trying to swim away from the flood looking for dry land. They're not particularly looking for something to bite and they're not looking for your house number. But if you get in the way, which would be anywhere in the same block as they are, they will bite...
  • Analysis: Court's course in next president's hands

    06/12/2008 7:44:25 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 11 replies · 69+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 06/12/2008 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON - In a campaign dominated by the economy and the Iraq War, the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling Thursday on detainees at Guantanamo marks a forceful reminder that John McCain promises one course and Barack Obama pledges another in picking future justices. In the current controversy, McCain quickly expressed his disapproval of the opinion, while Obama issued a statement of support. It fell to outsiders to point out the broader implications in the race for the White House.
  • Amish face jail time (Amish now face wrath of court over outhouses)

    06/12/2008 7:20:35 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 81 replies · 211+ views
    The Tribune Democrat ^ | une 12, 2008 04:55 pm | SANDRA K. REABUCK
    In a clash of conservative traditions and society’s modern laws, two Amish men may spend 90 days in prison for refusing to pay fines over the use of an outhouse. District Judge Michael Zungali on Thursday ordered Sam Yoder and Andy Swartzentruber to serve 90 days in the Cambria County Prison beginning July 21. The men had refused to pay $1,000 fines each for violating state sewage-disposal laws at the sect’s Barr Township school.
  • 'Political Correctness Is Killing Our Freedoms'

    03/21/2007 6:43:38 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 704+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-22-2007 | Bruno Waterfield
    'Political correctness is killing our freedoms' By Bruno Waterfield Last Updated: 1:21am GMT 22/03/2007 Europe's citizens must be on their guard against political correctness and moralising politicians, says the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. The former Portuguese premier and centre-Right politician is concerned that freedom can be the loser in European culture wars over climate change, cheap air travel, Islam and free speech. "We should be aware of people who, sometimes for good reasons, try to establish what I call private moral codes, for this or that, be it climate change, religious...
  • Christian faces court over 'offensive' gay festival leaflets

    09/08/2006 5:21:03 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 23 replies · 794+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6th September 2006 | STEVE DOUGHTY
    A police force was caught up in a freedom of speech row after its officers arrested an anti-gay campaigner for handing out leaflets at a homosexual rally. South Wales police admitted evangelical Christian Stephen Green was then charged purely because his pamphlets contained anti-gay quotations from the Bible. Mr Green faces a court appearance today charged with using 'threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour' after his attempt to distribute the leaflets at the weekend 'Mardi Gras' event in Cardiff. A spokesman for the police said the campaigner had not behaved in a violent or aggressive manner, but that officers...
  • America's Second Civil War

    09/02/2006 6:34:38 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 114 replies · 3,335+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | September 2, 2006 | Linda Kimball
    It has been reported that Gov. Schwarzenegger caved into the persistent demands of Cultural Marxists and signed into law SB 1441. This law---a foul subversion of our Rule of Law and Constitutional rights---serves to further undermine the traditional family and parental rights by forcing extreme sex education upon children. Campaign for Children and Families in California and America (CCFAC) is outraged and appalled by Schwarzenegger’s cowardly capitulation. Schwarzenegger has “trampled the religious freedom to satisfy hyperactive sexual activists...Schwarzenegger is doing what Gray Davis did---trample religious freedom at the bidding of liberal activists from San Francisco and Hollywood. He’s not the...

    07/20/2006 11:11:04 AM PDT · by FARS · 4 replies · 469+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18th, 2006 | Staff
    An Internet poll sponsored by reveals that more than nine out of 10 Americans believe the New York Times should be prosecuted for disclosing a secret U.S. program that tracked financial transactions of terror suspects. A huge majority of respondents also think the Bush administration’s surveillance programs to fight terrorism are justified even if they infringe on civil liberties. Another disturbing fact is that most NewsMax readers would allow civil liberties to be curtailed to help the government fight terrorism. NewsMax will provide the results of this poll to major media and share them with radio talk show...
  • Government Authorized Ways To Celebrate Your Freedoms This 4th Of July.

    06/28/2006 7:38:52 AM PDT · by CrawDaddyCA · 5 replies · 230+ views ^ | June 28, 2006 | Unknown
    Government authorized ways to celebrate your freedoms, this 4th of July as we go out to celebrate our freedom, let's go over a few things to make your celebration a success. Before leaving home make sure you check the color-coded Homeland Security alert status. Be especially careful if it is orange or red. Don't worry about yellow. It's always yellow. Don't use any illegal fireworks in your 4th Celebration. It is for your own safety. And the founding father's implemented a government to protect you from yourselves. Didn't they? Besides, fireworks are explosive devices and you might be considered a...
  • Press, rioters rapped for reaction to cartoons

    02/15/2006 8:43:34 AM PST · by radar101 · 11 replies · 550+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | Feb. 15, 2006 | Various
    The Union-Tribune's decision not to print the Danish cartoons is patronizing. Rather than let readers decide whether the cartoons are offensive, we are told it is so by our moral guardians. We need to see the cartoons to judge their worth for ourselves. Every day I read and see things in your paper that disturb me. The price of being an active and informed citizen includes confronting such disagreeable material in a free marketplace of ideas. The freedom of expression that our ancestors struggled to establish won't mean much at all if cultural sensitivity triumphs over an open airing of...
  • The Short Guide to Western Civilization (Muslim edition)

    02/09/2006 10:45:27 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 4 replies · 581+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, February 9, 2006 | Gary Reid
    Many Muslims have e-mailed me because they are traveling to North America or Europe, but they are puzzled by western society. I thought it was timely to provide them with this handy guide.
  • Ex-POWs hoist flags: Ceremony honors American freedoms

    01/23/2006 5:00:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 276+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Michael Sullivan
    SIERRA VISTA — His Army outfit thought he was dead, but Al Waller survived five months in a prisoner of war camp in Germany during World War II and was on hand Sunday afternoon to help hoist a POW/MIA Flag, along with a U.S. Flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. About 50 people gathered for a sun-drenched ceremony in the parking lot of the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge for a ceremony honoring the new flags. Waller was a guest speaker. Sierra Vista Mayor Tom Hessler, commenting on what he considered a small turnout noted...
  • When Being Pro-America Makes You Anti-Democrat!

    01/04/2006 7:04:10 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, January 4, 2006 | J.B. Williams
    The process of self-governance has always been a messy business that is never quite finished. Balancing the varied interests of nearly 300 million citizens from all corners of the earth, all ethnic, religious and ideological backgrounds, brought to America and melded into one society is not easy and it is sometimes downright ugly.
  • Chaplain witnesses sacrifices for freedom’s future

    12/11/2005 1:43:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 520+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 11, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 11, 2005) -- “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have met the people I have, traveled to the places I’ve been and shared all the experiences that have enriched my life.” Navy Capt. Stephen Epperson, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Chaplain, serves U.S. service members at Al Asad, Iraq. With vivid detail, he can recount story after story from his 38 years of service. His career began making coffee for an admiral during the Vietnam era. During 1983, he was off the coast of Lebanon for 43 straight days, including Christmas, where...
  • Veteran: Freedoms instilled through efforts of soldiers

    11/13/2005 6:10:44 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 301+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | Michael Maresh
    BISBEE — The U.S. flag was in the spotlight during Bisbee’s Veterans Day ceremony. “That is the only flag I will ever salute,” said Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 836 Commander Frank Martinez Jr., who coordinated the ceremony. More than 50 residents turned out for the celebration that was held at Bisbee’s historic Evergreen Cemetery. Martinez said Veterans Day is a time to honor and respect fallen comrades, those missing in action, and those still serving in the armed forces. He said these soldiers are the backbone of how democracy was instilled. Veterans have stood side by side as a...

    11/10/2005 7:27:12 AM PST · by MrBallroom · 2 replies · 375+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 10 November 2005 | Timothy Rollins
    JUST ANOTHER POWER GRAB by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher November 10, 2005 In what is but yet another pathetic power grab attempt by the shamelessly corrupt United Nations, they are seeking to control the Internet as part of the agenda to be discussed at the World Summit on the International Society in Tunisia next week. The group currently holding control over operation and efficiency of the Internet is ICANN - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - which is in large part controlled by the United States and loosely supervised by the U.S. Commerce Department. Prior to...
  • Political Bloggers Demand Speech Freedoms

    09/22/2005 10:09:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 588+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/05 | donna cassata - ap
    WASHINGTON - Political bloggers who offer diverse views on Republicans and Democrats, war and peace argued on Thursday that they should be free of government regulation. The notion was echoed by some members of the government agency trying to write rules covering the Internet's reach in political campaigns. Amid the explosion of political activity on the Internet, a federal court has instructed the six-member Federal Election Commission to draw up regulations that would extend the nation's campaign finance and spending limits to the Web. The FEC, in its initial rules, had exempted the Internet. Bloggers told the Committee on House...
  • The Star-Mangled Banner - (our national anthem is in danger, along with our Constitution!)

    07/02/2005 3:16:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 785+ views
    There’s probably no single piece of writing in this country that’s as controversial or as likely to lead to fist fights as the U.S. Constitution. It’s difficult to decide which portion of the document gets people riled up the most. At times, it almost seems to change on a daily basis. On Monday, it could be gun ownership, with folks like Michael Moore frothing at the mouth at the mere thought that a law-abiding citizen might own a weapon. You’d think Moore was planning to burgle your home the way he frets over the possibility you might actually be armed....
  • The Founders' Cornerstones -- Independence Day - (fine tribute to our forefathers)

    07/01/2005 7:02:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 273+ views
    In this modern age, when we commemorate the 229th birthday of these United States, we may recite the rightness of our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People...
  • Microsoft filters 'democracy' in China

    06/24/2005 7:21:17 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 13 replies · 456+ views
    Source: AsiaTimes HONG KONG - As China further tightens state controls over Internet use, overseas rights groups are criticizing US software giant Microsoft for agreeing to censor politically sensitive terms such as "democracy" and "human rights" from personal online diaries - known as blogs - written by Chinese citizens. The Paris-based press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said it had confirmed that certain key words were now being censored from text posted by Chinese users to blogs hosted by Microsoft's MSN Spaces service. "When a Chinese blogger attempts to post a message containing terms such as 'democracy', 'Dalai Lama',...
  • Story in Tampa Newspaper - (Are we still the country of "choice?")

    12/23/2004 9:27:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 757+ views
    DECEMBER 23, 2004 | Unknown
    Story in Tampa Newspaper Will we still be the Country of choice and still be America if we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came to live in America because it is the Country of Choice?????? Think about it . . All I have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS? I celebrate Christmas, but because it isn't celebrated by everyone, we can no longer say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season's Greetings. It's not Christmas vacation, it's Winter Break. Isn't it amazing how this...
  • "Liberals" and Christmas - (Colonel Bob Pappas on this urgent subject!)

    12/21/2004 12:04:18 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Attacks by the ACLU, “liberals” and others who/that are likeminded, upon Christianity and its historical place in American politics, is clear evidence of the cultural civil war that rages in this country. Not a day goes by that more skirmishes of that war become evident, and the more that the enemy succeeds (but are they?), the more virulent they become. The writer is well aware of the First Article of Amendment to the Constitution. He opines that without Christian founding leaders, whose objective in regard to religious liberty was to give all who worship the freedom to do so (but...
  • The Imminent Threat of Ignorance - (fifteen year old conservative writer!)

    12/19/2004 4:32:41 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 362+ views
    As the holidays descend upon us, so do the unfortunate encounters with our vacuous relatives. On Thanksgiving, for instance, my uncle stated that he had "no idea" whether or not we lived in a constitutional republic; and of course he didn't know who Senate minority leader Harry Reid was. However, he did know that taxation was necessary to keep people from getting too rich. Otherwise poor people would become angry and revolt; because after all, as he knew, European nations were overthrown constantly in the past millennium by peasant revolts led by the disenfranchised poor people. When asked to name...
  • The Immigrant Elephant

    12/17/2004 6:59:32 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 588+ views
    For the majority of my adult life, both in and out of our Armed Forces, I have lived and worked in many other countries. I was not an immigrant, that is, a settler or refugee, yet in all cases, I was subjected to common resident requirements and limitations placed on all émigré’s. Here is a simplified list. In all cases, I had to have permission to enter, that is, military orders, a passport and/or visa. Issuance of a visa was often based on the completion of a complete physical exam. In all cases, I was required to carry copies of...
  • Virginia: It's for (gun) lovers

    08/06/2004 8:19:16 AM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 61 replies · 1,394+ views
    Ever since July 1 - when yet another gun-lovers' law loosened up Virginia's already lax governance of weapons - it's been one big macho-fest for heat-packers who get their courage from strapping on pistols. Not every diner may relish the sight of six armed men at the next table, but unless the General Assembly comes to its senses next year, families out for a gathering will have to get used to pistols and ammo belts with their burgers and fries. Residents have been spotted around Fairfax County, Va., several times in recent weeks exercising their new right to wear arms....
  • Freedom Is In The Air (cough)(SMOKEFREE D.C. CREMATED)

    12/10/2003 7:28:14 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 62 replies · 466+ views
    TheAmericanSpectator ^ | Published 12/10/2003 12:08:48 AM | By Gene Healy
    WASHINGTON -- Mayor Bloomberg's New York is only the most prominent example of a city recently fallen victim to a bad idea whose time has come: smoking bans in bars and restaurants. Bans have been imposed statewide in California, Florida, and Delaware, and even deep in tobacco country, in Lexington, Kentucky. This year, the movement came to Washington, D.C. Backed by a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the antismoking activists of Smokefree D.C. began lobbying the city council. Surely a well-funded effort to extend the ban to the nation's health conscious capital couldn't fail. Or could it?...
  • Porn, Drugs, Weapons Hit Baghdad Streets

    08/17/2003 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Brian S · 6 replies · 197+ views
    ANDREW ENGLAND, Associated Press Writer Sunday, August 17, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (08-17) 10:49 PDT BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A Quranic verse plastered on a monument to freedom carries a simple message -- God will send a plague on those who deal in drugs and spread corruption. But the message is being widely ignored. Across the busy highway from the monument, built in 1958 after the overthrow of the monarchy, traders have set up gambling tables and are openly selling pornography, fake ID cards and looted goods -- including laboratory microscopes, industrial fuse boxes and pills stolen from psychiatric hospitals. "Now we...