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  • Hamas demands more electricity from Israel

    05/08/2016 1:13:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas, which advocates jihad to destroy the State of Israel and calls to boycott the Jewish state, demanded a greater supply of electricity from Israel to Gaza on Sunday. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri charged the "Israeli occupation" with responsibility for a house fire "which burned to death this week three toddler members of the al-Hindi family in Gaza." The fire broke out due to the family lighting candles in their apartment, as their neighborhood had been suffering from a blackout at the time. Abu Zuhri also accused Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah...
  • Protester: BLM Needs To Keep Touching ‘Economic Pressure Points’

    12/23/2015 6:56:09 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies ^ | 12/23/15 | Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
    Activists with the group Black Lives Matter called Wednesday's protest that started at the Mall of America and ended at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport a success. In the moments leading up to the planned demonstration, which the group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis announced a week in advance, the nation's largest shopping mall closed the area surrounding its main rotunda. Businesses like Build-A-Bear turned away customers and shut their doors as officers wearing masks herded protesters and shoppers out of the eastern section of the mall. "I never feel safe when there's a mass of officers in military gear," said Black...
  • BBC: Migrants 'torch tents' in Slovenia camp

    10/21/2015 1:43:25 PM PDT · by hcmama · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | October 21, 2015
    Tents have been torched at a transit camp in Slovenia, allegedly by migrants angry at how they are being treated. They torched the tents at the camp in Brezice to protest at the slow process of registering them and moving them to the Austrian border, witnesses said.
  • Freezing migrants cry foul as German cold bites

    10/20/2015 1:01:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 20, 2015 | Yannick Pasquet
    Berlin (AFP) - As the thermometer dips towards zero in Germany, thousands of asylum seekers spending their nights in tents are pleading for authorities to find them alternative housing. "They say they are going to do something, but they are not telling us what. Maybe we are all going to turn to ice," said a 25-year-old Afghan who went by the name Hussein, and who has been living in one of several tent cities set up by authorities in the northern city of Hamburg. "We cannot be under the tent for more than an hour at night," he said....
  • President Obama Hosts First Ever White House Maker Faire (Afro Reports)

    06/23/2014 4:46:08 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | June 21, 2014 | Courtney Jacobs
    President Obama hosted the first ever White House Maker Faire June 18. Obama toured the exhibits on the White House lawn, meeting students, entrepreneurs, engineers and researchers, who are using new tools and techniques to launch businesses, develop advances in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and be in the vanguard of a grassroots renaissance in American manufacturing. It featured more than 100 Makersthe White House term for people who love to Make stufffrom more than 25 states and included more than 30 exhibits. The president toured a sampling of the exhibits that White House officials said represent a broad...
  • So what if Putin says he wants Alaska back?

    03/22/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    Just wondering what would happen....never say never, right? How tepid would the USA react? What if Putin said he just wanted "this island" of Alaska's, or "that small region"? He might say Peter the Great did not represent the will of the Russian people when he sold the land to William Seward on behalf of the United States.... What would the nation do? What would the regime do? What would you do?

    03/12/2014 3:19:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/9/14
    If you had "under one month" in your "When Will Michael Sam Cash in on His Newfound Fame" office pool, then congrats ... YOU'RE A WINNER!!! Sam, who is about to be drafted into the NFL and thus become the first openly gay man to play in the league, has launched his own line of merchandise, which is now for sale on his website.
  • Obamacare: You Can Get In, But Can You Get Out?

    03/03/2014 2:50:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | March 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    What happens if you enroll in Obamacare and then decide somewhere down the road that you want out? Its early days, but heres one Florida mans anecdote and its not encouraging. People who signed up for coverage are finding it impossible to cancel their plans, reported Orlandos WFTL-TV last week in a feature highlighting an Orange County man who, after six weeks of effort, had not been able to extricate himself from the Federal health plan. Andrew Robinson was looking forward to getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, explained reporter Lori Brown. He has a small publishing...
  • How Steve King Will Kill Immigration Reform

    10/02/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 10/2/13 | Fawn Johnson
    There's no telling when an immigration bill will come to the House floor, what it will say, or who will support it. Only one thing's for sure: Steve King will vote no. And he's not alone. The Iowa Republican has organized a small but growing number of conservatives who are committed to voting against any House immigration bill no matter what it says because they fear that the Senate will inevitably find a way to add "amnesty" to the equation. King won't say how many members he's got on board, except that it reached "fairly deeply" into the...
  • Emmett Tills cousin calls George Zimmerman a white boy on MSNBC

    08/25/2013 2:49:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies ^ | August 25, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The cousin of Emmett Till, the black 14-year-old tortured and lynched in 1955 in Mississippi, appeared on MSNBC Friday morning and compared the murder of his cousin to the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was fatally shot during an altercation by former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, a Hispanic, who was found not guilty on all charges. The comparison to me is similar; there are a lot of parallels between Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin, Simeon Wright began. Number one: Trayvon was killed by a white boy that got out of his truck armed to the teeth chased him...
  • Stunning new study dismantles Obamas 1% vs. 99% inequality argument

    08/17/2013 7:17:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    AEI ^ | 08/17/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    “This growing inequality,” President Obama said during his recent Knox College speech, “is not just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.”A strong statement — but one not supported by data, suggests a blockbuster new study by economists Steven Kaplan (University of Chicago) and Joshua Rauh (Stanford University). They examine two possible explanations for the rise in top-end inequality in their paper “It’s the Market: The Broad-Based Rise in the Return to Top Talent”:1. The Superstar Syndrome. Technology and globalization has enabled highly talented and educated individuals to manage or perform on a larger scale, “applying their talent to greater pools...
  • Spike Lee, Seeking A Kickstarter Handout, Owns $30 Million Manhattan Mansion...

    08/13/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    As of moments ago, Spike Lees Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film has raised about $215,000 via more than 1220 donations. The director explains that he needs a public handout.... ... While Lees gambit is not a celebrity first (see Braff, Zach and Mars, Veronica), he may be the wealthiest online busker to date, an artist who does not need to seek, Knicks hat-in-hand, other peoples money to produce a new joint. Perhaps Lee, 56, might have considered a relatively small loan or mortgage secured by his Manhattan home, a sprawling Spanish Revival mansion that...
  • Family needs help with puppy's medical bill [Give me $5K for my dog]

    02/08/2013 5:52:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    wsvn ^ | 2/7/13
    - A South Florida couple who was burned out of their apartment is asking for the public's help to assist with their injured dog's medical bills... Gordon said the hospital bills are about $5,000 and the dog is expected to be there for at least another week. "You don't realize how much you love something or someone or an animal until you think you're not gonna have it anymore," he said.
  • UN Asks for Money to Deal with Crisis in Syria

    01/28/2013 3:19:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/13
    The UN appealed to the international community for money to help the millions of Syrian devastated by the violent civil war engulfing the country. With the goal of raising $1.5 billion, the organization appealed for donations at an aid conference in Kuwait, saying it has raised just 3 percent of that...
  • Sandra Fluke Now Has a Human Right to Taxpayer-Financed Birth Control

    11/23/2012 7:26:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/23/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    Every so often, I share breakthrough stories about advances in human rights around the world. In France, it is against the law to say your husband is under-endowed or that your wife is fat. Across Europe, a satellite dish is now a human right. In Finland, broadband access is a basic right. Theres now an entitlement for free soccer broadcasts in Europe. In Italy, you have the right toumyour testicles. Now, in honor of Sandra Fluke, the United Nations has decided that contraception is a human right. Not just a human right, a universal human right. The New York Times...
  • Gimme Dat Ding

    11/08/2012 3:41:44 PM PST · by TBP · 2 replies
    The Tube of You ^ | 1970 | The Pipkins
    Given Tuesday's results, why don't we just be honest about this and make this song the National Anthem?
  • What to do if Proposition 30 fails?

    10/31/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/31/12 | Dan Walters
    As the political odds turn against Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure, political insiders are turning their attention, however reluctantly, to the fallout should, indeed, voters reject the sales and income tax hike on Tuesday. The measure would deliver $6 billion a year in new revenues and should it fail, Brown and the Legislature have already passed $6 billion in so-called "trigger cuts" that would be imposed, overwhelmingly on K-12 schools. So that would seem to be that. But it's not. As Brown campaigns with increasing desperation for the measure, he insists that were it to fail,...
  • Descendants of condemned 'witches' ask Connecticut to clear their relatives' names

    10/06/2012 12:11:36 PM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Fox News ^ | October 06, 2012 | Associated Press
    HARTFORD, Conn. Descendants of some of the 11 people executed for witchcraft in mid-1600s Connecticut are hoping for a little magic of their own: that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will issue a proclamation clearing their distant relatives' names and condemning the prosecutions and killings. Over the past seven years, descendants and their supporters have been trying to get state officials to denounce the Connecticut witch trials, which began in 1647, three decades before the more famous trials in Salem, Mass., and ended in 1697. About 46 people were prosecuted, according to a 2006 state report. "They were wrongly accused....
  • CRS report: number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled (Obama)

    09/20/2012 5:44:08 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/19/12 | Philip Klein
    Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not gut the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administrations suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps. In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the 1996 welfare reform law included a separate rule encouraging able-bodied adults without dependents to work by limiting...
  • 8,753,935: Workers on Disability Set Another Record in July; Exceed Population of 39 States

    07/23/2012 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    8,753,935: Workers on Disability Set Another Record in July; Exceed Population of 39 States By Terence P. Jeffrey July 23, 2012 ( - The number of workers taking federal disability insurance payments hit yet another record in July, increasing to 8,753,935 during the month from the previous record of 8,733,461 set in June, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. The 8,753,935 workers who took federal disability insurance payments in July exceeded the population of 39 of the 50 states. Only 11 statesCalifornia, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jerseyhad...
  • Hundreds gather downtown to rally against cuts to government programs (Cleveland)

    12/10/2011 6:49:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies · 2+ views
    Newsnet 5 ^ | 12/10/11 | Scott Newell
    Hundreds gather downtown to rally against cuts to government programsBy: Scott Newell, Last Updated: 1 hour and 25 minutes ago CLEVELAND - A couple hundred protesters, worried about looming cuts to social programs, loudly raised their voices in Cleveland today, shouting, "No cuts now, no cuts ever." They are worried about cuts to some programs that have become staples for Americans: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. "This is a promise that our government has made to the American people, said protester Wynne Antonio. They worked in good faith all their lives and paid in to these systems and they...
  • Naked Ex-Postman Superglues Himself to Desk in Job Centre Protest

    10/24/2011 2:49:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Ian Robinson, 43, had to leave his job after developing arthritis, but the authorities have ruled he is not entitled to disability benefits and he must now try to survive on Jobseeker's Allowance. Read more: Mr Robinson decided to demonstrate how angry he was about the decision by staging a bizarre protest in front of shocked staff at Bridlington Job Centre. 'When I started taking my clothes off, a man said "You can't do that in here", so I went over and glued myself to his desk. Nobody tried to stop me, it was too late by that point,'...
  • Why You Shouldn't Compare Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party (Massive Barf Alert!)

    10/18/2011 7:22:32 AM PDT · by edpc · 11 replies
    Time via Yahoo News ^ | 18 Oct 2011 | Ishaan Tharoor
    With the Occupy Wall Street protests gaining steam in the U.S., it seems obvious to link it with the other grassroots movement that recently shook up American politics the Tea Party. My colleagues' pieces number among a flurry of others pondering the parallel. Michael Scherer recast Occupy Wall Street as the Tea Party of the American left. Roya Wolverson suggested how the two movements, coming from diametrically-opposed sides of the political spectrum, could find common ground (and perhaps actual policy influence) in their mutual distaste for a Washington dominated by the vested interests of corporations. But while the similarities...
  • Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit (Totally Unsustainable!)

    10/06/2011 3:47:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 10/5/2011 | Sara Murray
    Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008. The share of people relying on government benefits has reached a historic high, in large part from the deep recession and meager recovery, but also because of the expansion of government programs over the years. (See a timeline on the...
  • Gingrich Will Star In Democrats' Anti-Ryan Medicare Attacks

    05/19/2011 10:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    By the time they're done with him, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will look like a leading Democratic spokesman as the party moves quickly to harness his attacks on Republican plans to change Medicare. According to party sources, they plan to use Gingrich's assault on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan in a bid to knock down every Republican who voted for it. "By calling Paul Ryan's budget 'radical' and 'right-wing social engineering,' Newt merely echoed criticisms millions of Americans across the political spectrum have voiced at house Republicans' budget for weeks now," says Ryan Rudominer, a Democratic consultant...
  • AARP editors dream kids are not selfish but eager to tax

    05/09/2011 8:02:01 AM PDT · by Crush · 25 replies
    The US Report ^ | May 9, 2011 | Kay Day
    I mean that there is no way to disarm any man, said Dr. Ferris, except through guilt. Through that which he himself has accepted as guiltIf theres not enough guilt in the world, we must create it. If we teach a man that its evil to look at spring flowers and he believes us and then does itwell be able to do whatever we please with him. He wont defend himself. Atlas Shrugged, pg. 548What would a group of students attending a pricey private college in Florida do about the deficit? For one thing the editor said they would not...
  • US: Mass. can't force gay marriage benefits

    10/30/2009 1:19:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 949+ views
    AP ^ | 10/30/2009 | Devlin Barrett
    States that allow gay marriage can't force the federal government to provide benefits to those couples, the Obama administration argued Friday in court papers in a lawsuit by Massachusetts. The Justice Department is at odds with Massachusetts - the first state to allow gay marriage - over a 1996 federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Massachusetts sued in July, saying that law is discriminatory and deprives gay couples in the state of some federal spousal benefits. The Obama administration agrees the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is discriminatory and wants it repealed,...
  • Artist's Obama painted car to get repossessed in Tampa, Fla.

    03/22/2009 1:20:22 PM PDT · by curth · 73 replies · 2,160+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | JENNIFER HALE
    ennifer Stone-Anderson says her 2004 Saturn Ion became a work of art this fall when she covered it with elaborate paintings supporting Barack Obama. But Chrysler, which financed her car purchase, maintains that it's just a car. And that Stone-Anderson has been missing payments. And that her work of "art" is about to be repossessed. Stone-Anderson's unemployment was the root of the art, but her lack of work may also bring the loss of it. In May, she gained free time when she was laid off from Rainbow Art and Design in Tampa, Fla., so she started painting her car...
  • Matt Towery: Don't Give Caroline Kennedy a "Bailout"

    12/25/2008 12:46:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,349+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 25, 2008 | Matt Towery
    We saw what happened when the mighty and powerful captains of Wall Street and the big banks asked for a giant blank check from Congress. What was promised to be a stimulus to our economy turned out to be a money grab in which the banks can't or won't tell us how they are using the money. They aren't making loans; they aren't assisting families or small businesses. They've turned out to be arrogant parasites. Now we're getting the political equivalent of this with Caroline Kennedy, the lone surviving member of the family of John F. Kennedy. She has the...
  • California Public officials compile extensive wish lists for Obama administration

    11/16/2008 9:32:56 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 6 replies · 640+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov 16, 2008
    If you've been elected to something somewhere in California, you're probably writing a wish list for President-elect Barack Obama. With the inauguration about nine weeks away, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster is seeking $111 million to replace 28 miles of storm drains. State Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) is talking up $321 million for sewage-treatment plants and clean-water facilities. Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl wants a light-rail line to Los Angeles International Airport. And money for homeless veterans. And did he mention universal healthcare? "The sooner he focuses on healthcare, the better," said Rosendahl, who represents coastal neighborhoods such as...
  • Caption This Picture (Ungrateful N.O. Welfare Bum)

    12/21/2007 7:44:06 AM PST · by Lurker · 51 replies · 207+ views ^ | 21 Dec. 2007 | unknown
    "You owe us you no good cracker! 50 billion dollars ain't enough!"
  • Palestinians: Economic siege real Nakba [BARF!]

    05/15/2006 9:07:12 AM PDT · by Alouette · 12 replies · 470+ views
    YNet ^ | May 15, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Palestinian Authority marks 'Disaster Day' for State of Israel's establishment. Gaza residents seem worn out, not eager to demonstrate; 'how could people be expected to go out and protest with no salaries?' Fatah activist explains Gaza residents on Monday marked the 58th Nakba Day the "disaster" that struck the Palestinian people following the establishment of the State of Israel, which caused millions of Palestinians to become refugees all over the Arab world. This year, however, the day was different than before and stood in the shadow of what Gazans refer to as "the current Nakba" the economic and...
  • Corps of Engineers Sued Over Katrina Damage

    04/25/2006 9:15:13 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 13 replies · 516+ views
    KLFY, La. (AP) ^ | April 25, 2006
    NEW ORLEANS Five people whose homes were flooded during Hurricane Katrina sued the U-S Army Corps of Engineers today, accusing the agency of ignoring repeated warnings that a navigation channel it built would turn into a "hurricane highway."The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New Orleans and several prominent trial lawyers from Louisiana, Florida and California are backing it. The plaintiffs include Norman Robinson, a well-known news anchor on W-D-S-U-T-V, a New Orleans television station.At issue is a 76-mile shipping channel known as the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, or MR-GO. The channel was built in the early 1960s as a...
  • FEMA's Dirty Little Secret

    04/25/2006 7:13:39 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 39 replies · 1,798+ views
    A Rare Look Inside the Renaissance Village Trailer Park, Home to Over 2,000 Hurricane Katrina Evacuees: During Democracy Now's recent trip to New Orleans, we managed to get inside the largest FEMA trailer park set up after Hurricane Katrina. Shortly after we interviewed hurricane evacuee Donna Azeez, we were kicked out of the park by security guards working for Corporate Security Solutions, the private company hired by FEMA to police Renaissance Village. Earlier this month, Democracy Now went down to Louisiana and had a chance to take a rare look inside Renaissance Village - a trailer park on the outskirts...
  • U.S. Planning Base on Moon To Prepare for Trip to Mars

    03/25/2006 10:58:20 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 36 replies · 1,036+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2006 | Guy Gugliotta
    For the first time since 1972, the United States is planning to fly to the moon, but instead of a quick, Apollo-like visit, astronauts intend to build a permanent base and live there while they prepare what may be the most ambitious undertaking in history -- putting human beings on Mars. President Bush in 2004 announced to great fanfare plans to build a new spaceship, get back to the moon by 2020 and travel on to Mars after that. But, with NASA focused on designing a new spaceship and spending about 40 percent of its budget on the troubled space...
  • Few layoffs felt at state level (Louisiana)

    11/26/2005 7:06:32 AM PST · by Ellesu · 10 replies · 497+ views ^ | 11/26/06 | WILL SENTELL
    While hurricanes Katrina and Rita put more than 300,000 Louisiana residents in unemployment lines almost overnight, state employee layoffs remain a rarity. An estimated 197 state workers are set to lose their jobs through a variety of storm-related actions, including spending cuts ordered by Gov. Kathleen Blanco, state records show. However, most of the initial round of layoffs apply to workers listed as "missing," which means they have not been in contact with state officials since the storms. About 4,600 state workers are on furlough, which means they remain on the state payroll without collecting paychecks. Many are expected to...
  • Congressman Melancon Calls for Demonstration(LA Dem comes unhinged over 60 Minutes program)

    11/23/2005 3:27:25 AM PST · by Neville72 · 43 replies · 1,415+ views
    (via The Dead Pelican) One Louisiana congressman is asking thousands to gather for a demonstration on the steps of our nation's capitol. Charlie Melancon says he needs help convincing his counterparts in Washington, D.C. about the needs of Louisiana residents. He's hoping to form some type of motorcade or fly-in in the near future. At the same time, Melancon tells us an online petition is being created to help show that unified front here at home. The congressman hopes that at least 100,000 Louisianians become part of the online mission for a better state. He also tells us he feels,...
  • Louisiana cash goes to the dogs, cows and goats

    11/07/2005 6:43:24 AM PST · by Ellesu · 32 replies · 1,003+ views ^ | 11/07/05 | Audrey Hudson
    Louisiana will spend $45 million on sports and livestock facilities and other new projects in spite of a looming deficit, frustrating some officials who say the frivolity reinforces the state's history of political patronage. "We're in Washington with our hands out asking for $2 billion plus, and rather than holding on to the money to see what the needs are, they're spending it on local projects financing goat shows and lawn-mower races," says state Sen. Robert Barham, Oak Ridge Republican. Supporters of the $4 million Morehouse Parish Equine Center say it will give a much-needed boost to the economy. Jimmy...
  • Gimme Shelter from the Hypocrite Rolling Stones

    08/10/2005 3:16:44 PM PDT · by forty_years · 42 replies · 2,851+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 10, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Rolling Stones music has been downright awful since Tattoo You (1981) but Mick Jaggers big lips keep on yammering. Mick, the great arrogant hypocrite, with a net worth of $500,000,000.00, and 7 children he couldnt give a damn about, is now lecturing American conservatives about morality: The Rolling Stones, not exactly a band at the forefront of rock 'n' roll activism, are taking aim at the American right with a new song on their upcoming album, according to Newsweek magazine. The track, "Sweet Neo Con," boasts the line, "You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite/You...
  • California Teachers Refuse To Give Homework (BERKELEY)

    03/01/2005 10:57:04 AM PST · by srm913 · 28 replies · 953+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 1, 2005
    Students in the Berkeley school district aren't getting written homework assignments because teachers are refusing to grade work on their own time after two years without a pay raise. So far, a black history event had to be canceled and parents had to staff a middle-school science fair because teachers are sticking strictly to the hours they're contracted to work. "Teachers do a lot with a little. All of a sudden, a lot of things that they do are just gone. It's demoralizing," said Rachel Baker, who has a son in kindergarten. Teachers say they don't want to stop volunteering...
  • Thousands rally for school funding (it'll never be enough...)

    03/01/2005 10:27:18 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 9 replies · 391+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 3-1-05 | Norman Draper
    Several thousand parents, students, teachers, and other school employees rallied at the State Capitol on Monday evening, calling for more education funding from the state. It was probably the largest education rally at the Capitol in recent years, and it drew more than 175 busloads of participants from such Twin Cities school districts as Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Osseo and Mounds View. Organizers said people came from as far away as Duluth, Mankato and Rochester. Despite the impressive turnout, participation may have been short of the 6,000 to 7,000 people organizers had hoped for. Although an initial State Patrol estimate...
  • Got milk money?

    02/27/2005 8:22:56 AM PST · by Willie Green · 189 replies · 1,996+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, February 27, 2005 | Brandon Keat
    A Bush administration plan to trim dairy subsidies may put the squeeze on family farmers in the area. The proposal would cut by 5 percent a program that provides federal subsidies when milk prices plunge. That money proved to be vital in recent years when the industry slumped and some farms went under, said dairy farmer Myron Bonzo, 40, of New Sewickley, Beaver County. "Without that safety net, there would have been a lot more farms out," he said. Dairy subsidies are designed to provide farmers with a base income and protect them against price drops, said John Johnson of...
  • Why I Am a Liberal (Not trolling - Jist food for thought)

    02/18/2005 2:52:25 PM PST · by loe joe · 488 replies · 6,883+ views
    useless knowledge ^ | Warren C. Norwood
    Some of my friends, family members, and co-workers wonder how I could be a political liberal in the midst of this new swell of conservatism the United States. The answers to that are all too simple. I am a liberal because the system originated by liberals called Social Security has made my parents' retirement more possible and comfortable than it would otherwise have been. I am a liberal because the system originated by liberals called Medicare paid for my mother to have two knees and a hip replaced at a cost that otherwise could not have been born by all...
  • New Ulm legislator: Require English language skills to get welfare (and the crowd goes wild...)

    12/29/2004 6:27:55 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 525+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 12-29-04 | Martiga Lohn
    Politicians have taken a hard line on welfare recipients who smoke and eat junk food. Now a legislator wants to make sure immigrants learn English to qualify for welfare. Minnesota already requires immigrants to sign up for English classes or apply for U.S. citizenship within four years of becoming permanent residents, in order to get state assistance. Rep. Brad Finstad, R-New Ulm, wants to tighten that requirement to make newcomers sign up for English classes and apply for U.S. citizenship within a year of living here permanently. "This is a personal responsibility issue,'' Finstad said in a release. "This proposal...
  • Activist asks Savannah for $2,000 to cover shortfalls from poor turnout

    06/18/2004 12:52:15 PM PDT · by budhabaier · 21 replies · 176+ views
    SAVANNAH -- The organizer of the International Festival for Peace and Civil Liberties is seeking $2,000 from the city to recoup losses after few demonstrators turned out for last week's G-8 Summit.
  • Mbeki attacks US over survival of the fittest (TRANSLATION: COMMUNIST FOOL SPOUTS OFF RUBBISH)

    08/27/2002 3:19:47 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 42 replies · 350+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 27, 2002 | Charles Clover
    The Earth Summit opened in Johannesburg yesterday with a clear attack on the United States by South Africa's president, Thabo Mbeki, and a demand for more money for poor countries. "A global human society based on poverty for many and prosperity for a few, characterised by islands of wealth, surrounded by a sea of poverty, is unsustainable," he said. Mr Mbeki said that the poverty gap between the northern and southern hemispheres had increased since the Rio Earth Summit 10 years ago. The world had grown into a global village and the survival of everybody demanded a consensus that there...