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  • Green Bay Packers planning show of solidarity during national anthem

    09/28/2017 5:47:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 98 replies ^ | 9/28/17 |
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- On Thursday night, Green Bay Packers players say they will be linking arms in unity during the national anthem just like they did at Sunday's game. And quarterback Aaron Rodgers hopes fans will do the same. "This is about equality. This is about unity … and starting a conversation around something that maybe a little uncomfortable for some people," Rodgers said. Packers fan Meghan Kempen is not a fan of the protests.
  • Pentagon Report And Chinese Nuclear Forces

    05/21/2016 10:03:21 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 2 replies ^ | May.18, 2016 | Hans M. Kristensen
    The Pentagon’s latest annual report on Chinese military developments mainly deals with non-nuclear issues, but it also contains important new information about developments in China’s nuclear forces. This includes: The size of China’s ICBM force has been relatively stable over the past five years China has deployed a new version of a medium-range ballistic missile A new intermediate-range ballistic missile is not yet deployed China’s SSBN fleet has yet to conduct its first deterrent patrol The possibility of nuclear capability for Chinese bombers Changes (or not) to Chinese nuclear policy ICBM Developments The future development of China’s ICBM force has...
  • Capitol Police to Tea Party: Show Us Your Websites or Forget Your Rally

    06/04/2013 2:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 438 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    CAPITOL POLICE SUDDENLY WANTS TO SEE TEA PARTY WEBSITES BEFORE PROTEST APPROVED. And they are taking weeks to grant the request.The Tea Party Patriots were planning a rally in Washington DC on Wednesday June 19th. But they ran into a wall. The Capitol Police want to see their websites first. Kevin Mooneyhan from the Tea Party Patriots described this latest assault on the Tea Party: Below is the timeline of events surrounding our June 19th rally at the Capitol. We haven’t done anything to publicize this event yet because we wanted to make sure we had the permit in hand....
  • Mayor Bloomberg: "We're Not Banning Anything; It's Called Portion Control"

    03/11/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 93 replies ^ | March 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    ( – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the large soda ban set to go into effect this month at city restaurants, street vendors and movie theaters is how government tells the public what’s in their best interest. “We're not banning anything. It's called portion control,” Bloomberg said Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “It's a typical way that companies use to and governments use to explain to people what's in their interest and what isn't.”
  • Wanted: Blue-Collar Workers - Who will power America’s new industrial revolution?

    12/09/2011 8:43:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 108 replies · 2+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2011 | Joel Kotkin
    T o many, America’s industrial heartland may look like a place mired in the economic past—a place that, outcompeted by manufacturing countries around the world, has too little work to offer its residents. But things look very different to Karen Wright, the CEO of Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Wright’s biggest problem isn’t a lack of work; it’s a lack of skilled workers. “We have a very skilled workforce, but they are getting older,” says Wright, who employs 1,200 people at three Ohio factories. “I don’t know where we are going to find replacements.” That may sound odd, given...
  • Cigarette sales, smokers decline (8.1%)

    07/27/2010 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Drango · 28 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 27, 2010 | Tiffany Hsu
    Price increases, health concerns and restrictions on where people can light up lead to a 8.1% drop in sales in the most recent fiscal year. Taking a puff in California is getting to be a drag, with health concerns and high prices pushing cigarette sales in the most recent fiscal year to their steepest plunge in a decade.Californians bought 8.1% fewer cigarettes in fiscal 2009 — which ended June 30 — than a year earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the California State Board of Equalization. Since peaking in fiscal 1980 with 2.8 billion packs, cigarette sales has tumbled...
  • US Muslims plagued by discrimination after 9/11 attacks [Aaaaaaaarrrrgh!]

    09/03/2006 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Alouette · 99 replies · 1,657+ views
    Yahoo News & AFP ^ | September 3, 2006 | Mira Oberman
    DEARBORN, United States (AFP) - Discrimination and harassment by law enforcement have come to plague American Muslims in the years since the terrorist attacks of September 11. There have been suspicious looks, slurs, physical attacks, extra screening at airports and arrests on groundless charges. And it seems to be getting worse. A recent Gallup poll showed that 39 percent of Americans admit to being prejudiced against Muslims and that nearly a quarter say they would not want a Muslim for a neighbor. "Most Americans don't know Muslims except for those they work with in an urban environment so all the...

    04/21/2006 5:48:36 AM PDT · by NewzGuru · 8 replies · 1,584+ views
    April 21, 2001 | NewzGuru
    SAMI AL-ARIAN ADMITS CONSPIRACY IN PLEA AGREEMENT " There is no conspiracy to support terrorism ."  - Ahmed Bedier, spokesman for Tampa chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations From what I’ve been able to gather, there seems to be enough evidence to prove a web of conspiracy . Let’s have a look and see if that’s true! American Muslim Council (AMC)1. Former Spokesman: Faisal Gill.2. Founder: Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi.3. Former Director: Erik Vickers 1. Faisal Gill Former spokesman for the American Muslim Council (AMC) Former director of government affairs for the Islamic Free Market Institute (Islamic Institute) in Washington, D.C.,...
  • IBM Sends Open Source Architecture Tools to Russia

    02/03/2006 1:39:00 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 170 replies · 1,688+ views
    ebizQ ^ | 02/03/2006 | ebizQ
    IBM today announced free software and educational resources to help developers in Russia build and deploy innovative applications based on open standards and open source. Tapping into the booming software development market in Russia, IBM is giving software developers, architects and students free access to software and hundreds of new tools and technical and educational resources that will enable them to more easily build open standards-based applications. With a few clicks of a mouse, developers can download free versions of IBM middleware, IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and IBM DB2 Universal Database Express-C, as well as access trial code,...
  • The State of the Union Address!! Blah, Blah, Blah

    02/01/2006 4:13:39 AM PST · by bu9418 · 11 replies · 582+ views ^ | 2/1/6 | Mark Bureau
    My take on the State of the Union Address. If you can't handle criticism, don't read it....
  • Germans interrupt Jew killing and consensual homosexual cannibalism to mock Bush & his religion

    02/08/2005 10:43:38 AM PST · by dead · 139 replies · 4,640+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Mon Feb 7,12:51 PM ET
    A float featuring a caricature of US President George Bush makes its way through the crowd during a carnival parade in Duesseldorf (AFP/DDP/Volker Hartmann)
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Camp Run-A-Muk ~ WooHoo! ~ Friday, November 33, 2004

    12/02/2004 8:02:03 PM PST · by tomkow6 · 491 replies · 8,293+ views
    My "VOICES", "kitty-katz", the Canteen Crew, and FRiends of the Canteen
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.     Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!         ...ooooo I don't feel so good....what?...whats wrong?.....I'm seeing spots.....what are you babbling about?.....wherz tomkow?....trying to move Illinois back to the USA!........huh?.....never mind...can we run the Camp today?......ain't nobody else around, is there?....I'll do it!..I'll do it!..I'll do it!..I'll do it!..ME!..ME!..let ME do it!!...TV....Well then, WHAT are ya gonna do, dingbat?......SPOTS!...SPOTS!...I kinda like mean you like Spotsy, don't ya????.....Naw!...she's too old, umm, MATURE...
  • WORKPLACE MEMO: Returning reservists get pink slips from Northwest Airlines

    05/30/2004 6:27:43 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 20 replies · 259+ views
    Twin ^ | 053004 | Julie Forster
    After dodging bombs and deadly ambushes, some reservists are returning home to find they've lost their civilian jobs. That's the case for more than 100 reservists on active duty who will be laid off from their jobs at Eagan-based Northwest Airlines. Although the last big airline layoffs occurred in 2003, soldiers don't receive official layoff notices until they come home. "When they return to their jobs, they'll arrive and be handed a pink slip, actually," said Jim Atkinson, president of Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 33. But help is available. Reservists returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan are...