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  • Afghan risks US fury over 'Taliban' prisoner releases

    01/09/2014 8:48:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/9/14 | BBC
    Afghanistan will release scores of prisoners considered by the US to be a security threat because there is insufficient evidence against them, President Hamid Karzai's office says. A statement said there was not enough evidence against 72 out of 88 prisoners previously held by the US. Correspondents say that the move will further strain relations with the US. The two countries are at loggerheads over President Karzai's refusal to sign a security deal with Washington. The US is strongly opposed to the releases because it says the prisoners have been involved in the wounding or killing of US and Nato...
  • EU: French business erupts in fury against "disastrous" Hollande

    10/15/2012 10:17:08 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/15/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    France is sliding into a grave economic crisis and risks a full-blown “hurricane” as investors flee rocketing tax rates, the country’s business federation has warned. Francois Hollande is tightening fiscal policy by 2pc of GDP next year to meet EU deficit targets “The situation is very serious. Some business leaders are in a state of quasi-panic,” said Laurence Parisot, head of employers’ group MEDEF. “The pace of bankruptcies has accelerated over the summer. We are seeing a general loss of confidence by investors. Large foreign investors are shunning France altogether. It’s becoming really dramatic.” MEDEF, France’s equivalent of the CBI,...
  • French business erupts in fury against "disastrous" François Hollande

    10/16/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    France is sliding into a grave economic crisis and risks a full-blown “hurricane” as investors flee rocketing tax rates, the country’s business federation has warned. “The situation is very serious. Some business leaders are in a state of quasi-panic,” said Laurence Parisot, head of employers’ group MEDEF. “The pace of bankruptcies has accelerated over the summer. We are seeing a general loss of confidence by investors. Large foreign investors are shunning France altogether. It’s becoming really dramatic.” MEDEF, France’s equivalent of the CBI, said the threat has risen from “a storm warning to a hurricane warning”, adding that the Socialist...
  • Sweeney unleashes his fury as N.J. budget battle turns personal

    07/03/2011 5:48:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    nj.com ^ | 7/3/11 | Tom Moran/ The Star-Ledger
    TRENTON — Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to bed furious Thursday night after reviewing the governor’s line-item veto of the state budget. He woke up Friday morning even angrier. "This is all about him being a bully and a punk," he said in an interview Friday. "I wanted to punch him in his head." Sweeney had just risked his political neck to support the governor’s pension and health reform, and his reward was a slap across the face. The governor’s budget was a brusque rejection of every Democratic move, and Sweeney couldn’t even get an audience with the governor to...
  • Frustration, Fury Greet Obama in Gulf

    05/29/2010 5:20:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 646+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5/28/2010 | JONATHAN WEISMAN And LAURA MECKLER
    When Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen saw plumes of fire shooting from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, he knew oil would eventually start gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, he said in an interview. (snip) On the Gulf Coast in particular, critics say, the federal effort has been uncoordinated and undirected. Top officials were late to grasp the magnitude of the problem and to respond to requests from local officials, and at times overestimated the federal government's ability to stem the gusher, say local officials. (snip) Louisiana officials had said all along that keeping oil away from...
  • Muslim fury as Army uses 'mosques' on UK firing range

    04/08/2010 6:01:44 AM PDT · by wazoo1031 · 31 replies · 699+ views
    The Mail Online ^ | April 8, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Muslim groups are demanding an apology from the British Army after it emerged that models of mosques are being erected on military firing ranges. The chairman of the Bradford Council for Mosques (BMC) has called for the cut-outs to be removed immediately. Seven replica mosques were erected on a range at Bellerby, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire to prepare soldiers for combat in Afghanistan. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1264482/Army-using-mosque-models-target-practice.html#ixzz0kVspYfg6
  • Honda Fury bike ($13K) stirs up a storm

    02/04/2009 12:52:55 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 126 replies · 7,822+ views
    Fort Wayne News Sentinal ^ | 2/4/09 | Matt Degen
    Honda Fury bike stirs up a storm Out this spring, it will cost about $13,000 By Matt Degen of The Orange County (Calif.) Register SANTA ANA, Calif. — Honda has just introduced a motorcycle that looks about as far from a Honda as one could imagine. The 2010 Fury was unveiled at the New York International Motorcycle Show, and it’s already creating some serious waves. “The Fury opens the door to the most extreme level of custom looks,” the company said. “But once you’re rolling, the Fury experience is all about that special bond between rider and machine.” The bike...
  • Women Against Palin

    09/11/2008 1:33:15 PM PDT · by em2vn · 55 replies · 492+ views
    womensaynopalin ^ | 09-11-08 | Quinn Latiamer, Lyra Kilston
    Friends, compatriots, fellow-lamenters, We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate that has a real possibility of becoming fact. Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To...
  • Nature’s fury put on display in SV

    12/02/2007 9:28:20 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 155+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Review ^ | Keith J. Allen and Laura Ory
    SIERRA VISTA — There may not have been a Sierra Vista Holiday Parade on Saturday, but there sure was a show of a different sort. Mother Nature blew in late Friday night and early Saturday morning and left her mark through a variety of damage, from toppled trees to a trampoline on top of a roof to air conditioners and coolers blowing off roofs to awnings being twisted by the wind to scattered holiday yard decorations. The wind ripped a portion of the roof off a home in the 4900 block of South Santa Aurelia. And 35-foot-tall Modesto ash crashed...
  • Feinstein's Fury (one of Project Censored's 25 most underreported stories of 2007)

    08/09/2007 8:18:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 958+ views
    Metro Active ^ | 8/08/07 | Peter Byrne
    Feinstein's FuryUp against the big media spin machine By Peter Byrne 29 weeks later: Following the fallout from Metro's investigation of Sen. Feinstein. I AM PLEASED to announce that my national exposé of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's conflict of interest has been selected as one of the 25 most underreported stories of 2007 by Project Censored, headquartered at Sonoma State University. I cherish this award because it means I am doing my job as an investigative reporter. Stories that the mainstream media ignore often reveal truths about our system of governance that editors at corporate daily newspapers work overtime to cover...
  • Pakistan Struggles To Contain Red Mosque Fury

    07/14/2007 9:26:58 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 652+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-14-2007 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Pakistan struggles to contain Red Mosque fury By Isambard Wilkinson in Islamabad Last Updated: 2:05am BST 14/07/2007 Hardline protesters burned effigies of Gen Musharraf shouting 'Long live the martyrs' President Pervez Musharraf's regime sought to reassure Pakistan's Muslim clergy yesterday as the authorities tried to contain public anger over the siege of the Red Mosque. Minor protests took place in cities across the country. The regime is braced for an Islamist backlash after commandos stormed the mosque and killed about 100 people. Protesters burned effigies of Gen Musharraf and President George W Bush, shouting "Long live the martyrs" and "Musharraf...
  • Fury As Bishops Back Iran

    04/08/2007 5:26:37 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 1,690+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-9-2007 | Jonathan Petre - Nicole Martin - Brendab Carlin
    Fury as bishops back Iran By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Nicole Martin and Brendan Carlin Last Updated: 1:11am BST 09/04/2007 The Roman Catholic bishop who oversees the armed forces has provoked fury by praising the Iranian leadership for its "forgiveness" and "act of mercy" in freeing the 15 British sailors and marines last week. Bishop Burns said Iran demonstrated 'faith in a forgiving God' The Bishop of the Forces, the Rt Rev Tom Burns, said that the religious beliefs of the Iranians had played a large part in their decision to release the hostages after holding them for more than...
  • Muslim Fury At Sarkozy's Support For Cartoons

    02/07/2007 6:15:46 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 804+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-8-2007 | Henry Samuel
    Muslim fury at Sarkozy's support for cartoons By Henry Samuel in Paris Last Updated: 1:50am GMT 08/02/2007 Nicolas Sarkozy, the centre-Right frontrunner for the French presidency, yesterday earned the ire of Muslim groups when it emerged he backed a satirical magazine's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Lawyers acting for the magazine Charlie Hébdo, which is being sued for defamation by two Muslim groups for reprinting controversial Danish cartoons, read out a letter from Mr Sarkozy, the interior minister, in which he said he preferred "too many caricatures to an absence of caricature". Nicolas Sarkozy: 'I am not in...
  • Fury At Australia Cleric Comments

    01/18/2007 9:56:37 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 880+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-17-2007
    Fury at Australia cleric comments Inter-faith relations have been strained by the remarks The Australian government has condemned a Muslim cleric for making offensive comments in videotaped lectures. Sheikh Feiz Mohammed, head of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in Sydney, urged children to become martyrs for Islam and mocked Jewish people as pigs. Police are said to be investigating the tapes, which were exposed in a British TV documentary earlier this week. Top Australian Islamic cleric Sheikh Hilali also sparked controversy, with remarks on women and white Australians. Sheikh Feiz Mohammed, who has spent the past year living in Lebanon,...
  • Immigration Fury Over Killer Gangs (UK)

    12/21/2006 8:10:27 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-22-2006 | Phil Mercer
    Immigration fury over killer gangs By Philip Johnston and Sally Pook Last Updated: 2:39am GMT 22/12/2006 The argument over immigration controls deepened last night after a gang of teenage robbers who were in the country illegally was convicted of killing a woman as she held a six-month-old baby at a christening party. The killers: Diamond Babamuboni, Timy Babamuboni and Jude Odigie It was the second time this week that immigrants who had been allowed to remain in Britain despite committing a string of offences were found guilty of a brutal killing. On Tuesday, a court heard how two Somali men...
  • Abe (Japan) Risks China Fury Over War Comments

    10/06/2006 7:07:08 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 682+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-7-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Abe risks China fury over war comments By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 07/10/2006) The new prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, risked outrage yesterday when he stated that Japanese war criminals were not guilty under domestic law and should have been pardoned when Tokyo regained self-government. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: revisionist Mr Abe's comments were a direct reference to 28 Japanese "Class A" Second World War criminals at the trial staged by the Americans in Tokyo from 1946 to 1948. They were deemed to bear the most responsibility for starting the war in the Pacific and for atrocities....
  • (Tiger ) Woods Vents Fury At Fake Photos As Crowd Turn On Americans

    09/20/2006 7:51:00 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 3,359+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-21-2006 | Lawerence Donegan
    Woods vents fury at fake photos as crowd turn on Americans Lawrence Donegan at the K Club Thursday September 21, 2006 The Guardian (UK) So much for hands across the ocean. Two days before a ball is struck in earnest at the 2006 Ryder Cup the atmosphere around the K Club turned a little angry yesterday after Tiger Woods took the unusual step of publicly condemning an Irish magazine for publishing fake photographs purporting to show his wife, Elin, naked. "Some things are unacceptable," the world No1 said amid reports he was ready to take legal action against the Dublin-based...
  • British minister infuriates Muslims [SSDD]

    09/20/2006 6:57:28 AM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 939+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 20, 2006
    Britain's top law-and-order official warned Muslim parents on Wednesday to watch their children closely for signs of extremism. Home Secretary John Reid told an audience of Muslims in London that they must do their part in a "battle of values," the Home Office said. Reid's words infuriated an angry listener, who began to yell back at the minister during his speech and had to be escorted out of the room. "There is no nice way of saying this," Reid said, according to extracts from his speech released in advance. "These fanatics are looking to groom and brainwash children, including your...
  • Praise For Troops Who Faced Fury Of The Taliban And Triumphed

    09/19/2006 6:54:39 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 393+ views
    Praise for troops who faced fury of the Taliban and triumphed (Filed: 20/09/2006) British troops in southern Afghanistan received high praise from their commander yesterday as they approached the end of a tour in which they have inflicted a substantial defeat on the Taliban. "You have proved that you can fight as well as anyone in the British Army," Lt Gen David Richards told a group of young veterans of a brutal summer's campaign in the towns and villages of Helmand province. Soldiers from the RAF regiment patrolling the village of Mandi Sar near the city of Kandahar As for...
  • Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned

    08/04/2006 6:30:54 AM PDT · by CAWats · 30 replies · 2,548+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6:29 AM 8/4/2006 | Cawats
    After sleeping in separate beds for months without any action, the woman reportedly awoke and demanded that her husband … uhh … take care of business. When he refused, she called in the cavalry, so to speak. Confused cops arrived on the scene, but said they couldn't resolve the dispute, much less issue a citation.
  • Deadly Israeli airstrike sparks fury - Qana

    07/30/2006 12:11:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,182+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/06 | Kathy Gannon - ap
    QANA, Lebanon - Israeli missiles crushed several buildings where Lebanese villagers were sleeping Sunday, killing at least 56 people, more than half of them children, in the deadliest attack of the campaign against Hezbollah. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice decided to return early to Washington with her diplomatic mission derailed after Lebanese leaders told her not to come. Lebanon's prime minister said his country would not talk to the Americans about anything but an unconditional cease-fire. Rice, in Jerusalem for talks with Israeli officials, said she was "deeply saddened by the terrible loss of innocent life" but stopped short of...
  • Hamas And Syria Feel Israel's Fury

    06/28/2006 6:01:28 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 826+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-29-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Hamas and Syria feel Israel's fury By Tim Butcher in Rafah (Filed: 29/06/2006) Israel showed off its military might from Gaza to Syria yesterday as Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, threatened "extreme steps" to secure the release of an abducted teenage soldier. An Israeli soldier carries a shell to a 155mm mobile artillery unit firing towards Gaza Tanks occupied a small section of southern Gaza near Rafah in the early hours, forcing at least 20 Palestinians to flee their homes, while planes bombed nearby unmanned training camps belonging to Hamas. Aircraft also attacked three bridges connecting Gaza's northern and southern...
  • Over 1,500 Christians protest after Bible burned (Pakistan)

    04/04/2006 7:33:37 PM PDT · by voletti · 20 replies · 800+ views
    Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ | 4/5/06 | daily times
    MULTAN: More than 1,500 Christians protested in Tibba Shomali in Mian Chunnu tehsil against the burning of the Bible and other sacred texts by four Muslims on Tuesday. The men were caught while burning the Bible, calendars carrying the picture of Jesus Christ and other Christian booklets. “We caught four people – Hafiz Islam, Hafiz Abid, Rana Abdul Ghaffar and Rana Abdul Jabbar – burning our sacred books and literature on a heap of garbage on Tuesday evening,” Pakistan Christian Writers Guild President AD Sahil said. Union Council Naib Nazim Ch Shamoon Kaiser said: “Two chapters of the Holy Bible,...
  • Shia Fury As Americans Are Blamed For Murders At Mosque

    03/27/2006 6:36:39 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-28-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Shia fury as Americans are blamed for murders at mosque By Oliver Poole, in Baghdad (Filed: 28/03/2006) The governor of Baghdad have severed all local government relations with the American military as outrage spread over claims that American troops attacked a Shia mosque, killing 20 worshippers and the 80-year-old imam. The bodies were laid out in a community hall in east Baghdad and throughout the day mourners shouted abuse at the United States, despite American insistence that its troops were not responsible. Bodies lie on stretchers in a morgue in Baghdad Further condemnation was expressed by a spokesman for the...
  • Straw (UK) Risks US Fury Over 'Gulag' Guantanamo

    02/21/2006 6:08:28 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 519+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-22-2003 | George Jones
    Straw risks US fury over 'gulag' Guantanamo By George Jones (Filed: 22/02/2006) The confusion within the Government over Britain's attitude to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp deepened yesterday when Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, compared it to a Soviet-style "gulag". It was the most critical description yet by a member of the Cabinet of the camp where terrorist suspects are held indefinitely by the United States authorities. Jack Straw: comments are likely to anger the US Peter Hain, the Northern Ireland Secretary, called last week for its closure, but Tony Blair said only that it was an "anomaly" which would...
  • Flame Of Islamic Fury Spreads To Beirut

    02/05/2006 6:11:04 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 713+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-6-2006 | Ramsay Short - Matt Barnwell
    Flame of Islamic fury spreads to Beirut By Ramsay Short in Beirut and Matt Barnwell (Filed: 06/02/2006) Thousands of Muslim demonstrators in Beirut clashed with police yesterday, storming the Danish consulate and setting it ablaze in protest over the cartoons that mocked the Prophet Mohammed. A day after the Syrian demonstrators set fire to the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Damascus, the violence spread to Lebanon. A Muslim protester expresses his anger in front of the blazing Danish consulate in Beirut In the early hours, a large group of mainly Sunni Islamic extremists broke through military blockades in the Christian...
  • CA: Sound and fury from Republican right wing as governor's poll numbers rise

    01/26/2006 4:03:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 580+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 1/26/06 | Anthony York
    For years, California political reporters have written stories around the state Republican Party convention centered on one basic theme, the party's impressive ability to consistently consume their young. Whether it's burning Pete Wilson in effigy, as activists did outside the 1991 state party convention, or forcing showdowns on divisive social issues, conservative activists have controlled the party leadership and dominated pre- and post-convention headlines for as long as most Californians can remember. So it comes as no surprise that as the party is set to gather in San Jose next month, the same group of conservatives is making noise again....
  • Dems demand FDR impeachment (Hillary remains sober voice in RAT crazed minded lynch mob fury)

    01/06/2006 8:42:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 889+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/06/06 | Dave Weinbaum
    Dems demand FDR impeachment By Dave Weinbaum http://www.JewishWorldReview.com Jan. 6, 2006 Those on the Bubble Should beware of the Pinheads The New Year has arrived and blood is gushing through semi frozen rivers. Democrats, mouths frothing, are closing in on GWB with impeachment frenzy on crazed minds. Even in their lynch mob fury a few sobering voices can be heard. "An impeachment, to be effective, must have precedent for high crimes and misdemeanors", said Hillary referring to her experiences on the Watergate staff and staff wife to Bill during his excellent impeachment adventure. Hillary convinced DNC head, the distinguished Dr....
  • House takes up leak review - Leaks about CIA prisons overseas spark fury (Which Senator did it?)

    11/13/2005 7:44:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies · 1,899+ views
    House takes up leak reviewThursday, November 10, 2005 8:01 PM PST WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Intelligence Committee will look into a possible leak of classified information about secret CIA prisons but will not reopen its 2003 inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq. As calls for intelligence-related reviews grow on Capitol Hill, Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., said Thursday his committee will study several specific leaks of classified information, including a Nov. 2 Washington Post story that discussed the existence of secret CIA prisons overseas. The story said the ‘‘black sites'' were in eight countries, including democracies in Eastern Europe. Hoekstra...
  • The Wind And The Fury (Global Warming?)

    09/24/2005 3:12:35 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 706+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 9-17-2005 | Naila Moreira
    The Wind and the FuryHas climate change made hurricanes fiercer, or are such claims hot air? Naila Moreira As Hurricane Katrina steamed forward on Thursday, Aug. 25, residents of the southeastern U.S. shore breathed sighs of relief. The storm passed Miami as a weak hurricane, rating as only a category 1 storm on a scale from 1 to 5. But within days, relief turned to alarm, amid warnings from forecasters that the worst might be yet to come. The storm sucked energy from warm Gulf of Mexico waters as it moved west, swelling into a category 5 monster and then...
  • Mugabe Spurned Loan 'In Fury Over Conditions'

    09/16/2005 6:08:07 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 420+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-17-2005 | David Blair
    Mugabe spurned loan 'in fury over conditions' By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 17/09/2005) President Robert Mugabe rejected South Africa's offer of emergency cash to bail out Zimbabwe's collapsing economy and "humiliated" his officials when they presented him with a draft rescue package, it emerged yesterday. Mr Mugabe was "apoplectic" when he learned of the stringent conditions attached to a loan from South Africa. The conditions are believed to have included Mr Mugabe being required to open talks with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, repeal a series of repressive laws and implement ambitious economic reforms. A senior western diplomat...
  • Democratic Voices, Muslim Whispers: Islam For America

    12/03/2004 2:16:46 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 920+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2004 | LISA FABRIZIO
    I usually write my own column, but recent events in the Middle East call for voices from that region to be heard among the mainstream media din. Some Muslims promote Jihad while others support democratic reform. It has long been my contention that --contrary to the caterwauling of the American and European left--the forces of the current Islamist Jihad are limited by their preferred method of combat and by one of their main tenets; opposition to democratic institutions. The first is a fact of nature: A movement whose main weapon of choice is the martyrdom of an entire generation of...
  • French Fury Grows Over Iraq 'Bribes' (Official American Report)

    10/26/2004 7:29:18 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,237+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-27-2004 | Colin Randall
    French fury grows over Iraq 'bribes' By Colin Randall in Paris (Filed: 27/10/2004) France has angrily stepped up its attack on an official American report that French public figures and companies took bribes worth millions of pounds from Saddam Hussein to help his bid to have United Nations sanctions lifted. The French foreign ministry denounced as "inaccurate and unfounded" allegations from the Iraq Survey Group (ISG), the US weapons inspectorate, that French interests took financial benefits in the form of cashable oil vouchers in a rampant abuse of the UN oil-for-food programme. Saddam was reported to have syphoned off £7...
  • Democrats deserve credit for at least one thing

    07/27/2004 6:54:16 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 18 replies · 1,260+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 7/29/04 | Michael M. Bates
    As Democrats meet in Boston this week, their hopes are high. The Democratic ticket is competitive and — as long as not too many skeletons tumble out of the closet and Mrs. Heinz Kerry can be effectively beseeched to keep her big, rich mouth shut — might well regain the White House. Prospects for the party could have been far less rosy. Democrats might have nominated someone unelectable. No, I’m not speaking here of Howard or Wesley or Carol or Dennis or any of the other dwarfs. Their candidacies, if they had ever truly gotten off the ground, would have...
  • Che Guevara Daughter's Fury Over 'Image Exploitation'

    02/04/2004 4:55:38 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 271+ views
    Ananova ^ | 2-4-2004
    Che Guevara daughter's fury over 'image exploitation' The daughter of Che Guevara says she is trying to stop capitalists from exploiting her father's famous image. The world-renowned image is from a snapshot taken of the bearded and beret-wearing revolutionary leader by photographer Alberto Diaz in 1960 in Havana, Cuba. "It cannot be that they are using it on bottles of vodka, bottles of rum," Aleida Guevara said in reference to the prevalent use of the "Che" image by businesses for advertising and profit-related ventures. Ms Guevara said she and other relatives are currently going through legal channels to prevent businesses...
  • N Korea Fury Over Nuclear 'Breach'

    11/29/2003 8:45:51 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 148+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-29-2003 | Charles Scanlon
    N Korea fury over nuclear 'breach' By Charles Scanlon BBC correspondent in Seoul North Korea has accused the United States of deliberately breaching a nuclear agreement between them - and says it wants compensation. North Korea is angry that the US has pulled out of the power project An American-backed international consortium last week suspended work on power projects for the North, which were designed to replace its nuclear weapons programme. The decision in effect suspended the nuclear accord of 1994. At the time, the US agreed to back the construction of two nuclear power stations for the North if...
  • Fury Over Blunkett's Warning To Muslims (UK)

    10/30/2003 4:53:06 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 153+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-31-2003 | Philip Johnson
    Fury over Blunkett's warning to Muslims By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor (Filed: 31/10/2003) David Blunkett provoked renewed indignation from the Muslim community last night when he warned that extremist imams were increasing the terrorism threat by preying upon impressionable youngsters. "We have to understand what is happening in a world where young men and women can be enjoined by their religious leaders to take their own lives and others as suicide bombers," he said. David Blunkett The Home Secretary said the involvement of two British Muslims in a suicide attack in Israel this year demonstrated that "we are not...
  • Cambodian Fury At Pol Pot 'Theme Park'

    09/05/2003 3:31:17 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 335+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-6-2003 | Jan McGirk
    Cambodian fury at Pol Pot 'theme park' By Jan McGirk in Bangkok 06 September 2003 A Cambodian plan to build a theme park in the jungles where Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killed nearly two million people has outraged relatives of the victims of his Killing Fields. Relatives are furious that the government's plan includes building a replica of the house where the former dictator died in bed at the age of 73. Some of his former cronies, including his cook and housekeeper, are to act as tour guides to show visitors around 26 proposed Khmer Rouge historical sites, which will...
  • Bride in Conn. Rages at Reception, Jailed

    08/19/2003 12:49:04 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 36 replies · 230+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | Aug 19, 2003 | AP
    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) -- A North Haven bride spent part of her wedding night in a jail cell, after police said she hurled things at reception hall workers who closed the bar.Adrienne T. Samen, 18, was arrested on criminal mischief and breach of peace charges Saturday after police responded to The Mill on the River restaurant.When workers there closed the bar, Samen allegedly began throwing things, including wedding cake and vases. Samen left the restaurant, and police found her walking down the road in her gown.While being taken into custody, police said she kicked the door and window of...
  • Executions Fuel Saudi Fury Over Pardon

    08/10/2003 4:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 433+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-11-2003 | John R Bradley
    Executions fuel Saudi fury over pardon By John R Bradley in Jeddah 11 August 2003 The public beheading of an Afghan and a Pakistani yesterday for drug smuggling has exacerbated the anger among ordinary Saudis at the royal pardon given last week to five Britons and a Canadian found guilty of alcohol smuggling and a string of bombings.A British national escaped unhurt last week after being shot at while driving his car and there are concerns for the security of other expatriate Britons living in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia imposes the death penalty for murder, rape, apostasy, armed robbery and...
  • International Fury Forces Chirac To Admonish Guest (Mugabe)

    02/20/2003 5:28:53 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 240+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-21-2003 | Philip Delves Broughton
    International fury forces Chirac to admonish his guest By Philip Delves Broughton in Paris (Filed: 21/02/2003) President Chirac has bowed to international criticism and promised to reprimand President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe during the Franco-African summit which opened in Paris yesterday. M Chirac has been shocked by French and international condemnation of his decision to extend a personal invitation to Mr Mugabe. It has overshadowed what was intended to be a triumphant display of French influence in Africa and its interest in the developing world. Welcome: Robert Mugabe is greeted by Jacques Chirac yesterday The president's office said he would...
  • Girls, 11 Handed the Pill..Fury as Birth Control Being Dished out to Secondary Pupils

    09/28/2002 11:08:58 AM PDT · by tip of the sword · 31 replies · 401+ views
    The London Sun ^ | Sept. 28, 2002 | Hannah MacLachlan
    A SCHOOL is giving girls as young as ELEVEN the morning after pill in an effort to cut gymslip pregnancies.The move enraged parents who claimed the were not consulted and being undermined.Governors gave school nurse Shelia Crouch the go-ahead to dish out Levonelle-2 pills during her regualar drop in sessions.She said, 'At the moment if a pupil comes to me for advise about emergency contraception I can only inform them of relevant clinics.'This inevitably delays the process.'The sooner the young woman takes Levonelle-2 the more likely it is to prevent a pregnancy.'The scheme was launched at Chestnut Grove School in...
  • Fury Over Hijacker's Visit To Britain

    05/26/2002 6:18:46 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 210+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-27-2002 | Jessica Berry
    Fury over hijacker's visit to Britain By Jessica Berry (Filed: 27/05/2002) A Palestinian hijacker has been allowed back into Britain to address a London university where she promoted terrorist tactics, sparking fury among senior MPs and community groups. Leila Khaled, is a respected figure within the terror group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which last week claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in Israel. She remains a powerful symbol of the PFLP and in that capacity is a member of its central committee. On Wednesday she addressed a packed student meeting at the School for Oriental and...