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  • Officer Cleared in Military Bible Complaint

    08/24/2016 7:11:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies ^ | 23 Aug 16 | Todd Starnes
    An Air Force major, who was accused of civil rights violations for having a Bible on his work desk, has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to military officials at the 310th Space Wing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Maj. Steve Lewis, a supervisor at the Reserve National Security Space Institute, agreed to voluntarily remove the Bible pending a military review. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation had filed a complaint against Maj. Lewis -- accusing him of "harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations." But a public affairs spokesman told me late Tuesday that Maj....
  • John Doe prosecutors open new assault on their targets, the truth

    08/06/2015 4:03:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-6-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Beaten in just about every state courtroom they’ve entered, rogue prosecutors this week opened a new front in their war on Wisconsin’s conservatives and Gov. Scott Walker. This assault comes as Walker the Republican presidential candidate prepares for his first debate of the 2016 campaign season. Former John Doe Judge Neal Nettesheim agreed to a request this week by two prosecutors to unseal audio and documents seized from conservative activists during a nearly three-year John Doe investigation. The document dump came in response to a lawsuit filed by Cindy Archer, a former Walker aide and a target...
  • NBC/Cosby question

    11/23/2014 3:09:41 PM PST · by airedale · 32 replies
    Since a portion of the sexual encounters occured at an NBC facility per the London papers and it was an NBC show the questiosn that aren't being asked but should be are: What did NBC know, when did they know it, who at NBC knew, what did they do. Is this like the Saville case in England with the BBC? Of course the MSM isn't going to ask that question because they also may have someone who worked for them who might have rumors of the same kind of behivior The same questions need to be asked about the producers,...
  • Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters may fight firing

    07/25/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-25-14 | Collin Binkley
    Ohio State University fired marching band director Jonathan Waters yesterday after a two-month investigation found that band leaders ignored a “sexualized” culture among students and didn’t take sexual-harassment training as recommended. The firing came two weeks after OSU leaders told Waters he could keep the job if he enacted a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment, his attorney, David Axelrod, said yesterday. The firing was a surprise to Waters, Axelrod said. “Jonathan has not decided precisely what action he will take,” Axelrod said. “He intends to defend his good name in one way or another.” Ohio State fired Waters, 38, after...
  • Colorado 6-year-old suspended for kissing a girl

    12/10/2013 7:43:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Brietbart/AP ^ | December 10, 2013
    A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek. School officials in Canon City are accusing the boy of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record.
  • Martin’s parents meet with Feds in Miami (Could charge Zimmerman with Federal hate-crime)

    08/02/2013 3:34:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 78 replies ^ | August 1, 2013 | JAY WEAVER
    The parents of Trayvon Martin and their lawyer met with Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents at the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami Wednesday to discuss the status of a criminal civil-rights investigation into the fatal shooting of their teen-age son last year. The federal investigation, which was opened while George Zimmerman faced prosecution for the death of the 17-year-old, gained renewed interest last month after Zimmerman was acquitted in state court of Martin’s killing in a Sanford gated community. Prosecutors with the Justice Department’s criminal civil-rights section and FBI agents from Central Florida met with the late teen’s parents,...
  • WPRO Providence talk personality John DePetro is sued for sexual harassment

    08/13/2012 5:11:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies ^ | 8/13/12 | radio-info
    Co-worker Diana (“Dee”) DeQuattro alleges several inappropriate incidents, including one on May 21. Her suit filed in Rhode Island Superior Court alleges that late-morning WPRO talkhost DePetro asked her to go to lunch, and instead of heading to Newport Creamery, “as they had done in the past...DePetro drove to a house on a dead-end street...insisted that plaintiff exit the car and come into the house...and made sexual advances.” He had “previously boasted to plaintiff that he rented a house with certain other individuals where they would bring women and get together for sexual parties.” DeQuattro says she told Cumulus market...
  • Buy That Kid A Pair Of Western Boots

    12/03/2011 4:15:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 82 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-11 | Skookum
    Liberalism Run AmuckA seven year old boy takes the John Wayne image of manhood seriously, and is now in big trouble. A 7-year-old boy is being investigated by his South Boston elementary school for possible sexual harassment after kicking another boy in the crotch. A seven year old boy was being choked and robbed of his gloves, when he kicked his attacker in the nuts. Thus he ended the assault and prevented the theft. The school system now claims that the response was an example of sexual assault and they are conducting an investigation. The mother of first grader,...
  • Pro-Walker teacher threatened amid atmosphere of political aggression

    12/03/2011 8:28:24 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-3-11 | M.D. Kittle
    Kristi Lacroix took a political stand. Now she said she’s paying an awful price. The teacher at Lakeview Technology Academy, a choice school in Kenosha, appears in a campaign ad praising Gov. Scott Walker and his controversial reforms, not the least of which was Act 10, which curbed collective bargaining for teachers and many public employees in Wisconsin. In the ad, Lacroix says she is “not big on recalls,” and the Democratic Party’s push to recall Walker “feels a little like sour grapes — It’s you know, ‘We didn’t get our way and so we want to change the outcome.'”...
  • (vanity) Actual footage of sexual harrasment taking place

    11/07/2011 12:46:01 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 3 replies ^ | n/a | n/a
    Parental guidance suggested. The following video is of multiple incidents of actual sexual harrassment taking place. Please note the sickening attitude of one person who jokes about the incidents.
  • PJM Sources Report Details of Alleged Cain Incident

    11/03/2011 10:04:50 AM PDT · by bbernard · 623 replies · 1+ views
    PJMedia ^ | November 3, 2011 | Richard Pollock
    Adding to the ongoing Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, two sources have now confirmed to PJ Media that a female employee of the National Restaurant Association told associates she had been brought by Mr. Cain to his Crystal City, Virginia residence where she alleged “he had taken advantage of me.” One source, a male, told PJ Media: Herman took advantage of seniority and power with a young woman. It was an abuse of power. Implying that coming forward with the accusations was an ordeal for the young woman, the source also said: Who do you believe, a CEO or a...
  • AP source: Cain accuser wary of revisiting episode

    11/02/2011 2:10:59 PM PDT · by Raebie · 66 replies
    AP ^ | 11/2/2100 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite her lawyer's claims, a woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s is reluctant to talk about the episode in public. A person close to the situation said Wednesday that no decision has been made about asking the National Restaurant Association to release the woman from a confidentiality agreement that was part of her settlement. Cain led the trade group while the woman worked there. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the accusations and says the fact that the incident has become public is...
  • Former President of National Restaurant Association has Ties to the Mitt Romney Campaign

    11/01/2011 9:27:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    Northern Virginia Lawyer ^ | November 1, 2011 | Paul A. Prados
    Based on a suggestion from a local blogger to look into political donors on the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association for potential ties to presidential campaigns, I have attempted to identify anyone privy to inside information about the National Restaurant Association who also has recent ties to any presidential campaign. According to the October 2011 FEC report for ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT INC. a gentlemen named Steven C. Anderson gave $1,000.00 on July 14, 2011. FEC search function here. Steven C. Anderson is the same gentlemen who took over the helm as Chief Executive Officer at the National...
  • Stripper-turned-hedge funder sues ex-bosses for sexual harassment

    10/06/2011 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:36 PM on 6th October 2011 | By Meghan Keneally
    Strippers with sob stories or hookers with hearts of gold are often the way that Hollywood glamorizes the career paths of exotic dancers. One combination that you don't hear about often is the stripper turned Wall Street trader. Niki Marx, 27, is that case.
  • Report: Rep. Weiner Advised Former Porn Star To Lie To Press, Offered Her PR Help

    06/07/2011 8:17:19 AM PDT · by bronxville · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 7th, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    Rep. Anthony Weiner’s “Weinergate” scandal continues to present us with new bits of information, even after the Congressman held a rather lengthy press conference yesterday afternoon admitting guilt and expressing regret. Yesterday, Weiner shared that he had sent various flirtatious and/or revealing pictures and messages to six women over the course of three years, some while he was married. He insisted that he did not use government resources nor his time at work to send these. Now, TMZ has revealed that Weiner advised one of those women to lie about the nature of their online interactions. Weiner also offered the...
  • Terrible Economic News on Back Burner Due to Weiner Admission of Sexual Predation/Harrassment

    06/06/2011 8:25:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 6 Jun 11 | Xzins
    Last week the economy tanked. Weekend talk shows were filled with everyone, including democrats, admitting that a 9.1 percent unemployment rate was anything from a major shortcoming to a huge crisis for the Obama administration. Over the weekend, Obama was on the ropes. Many commentators clearly stated that the economy was not advancing because of uncertain taxes, over-regulation, deadly high gas prices, and the prospect of heavily burdensome health requirements in the near future. Obama's insistence a few weeks back that taxes had to go up had created no confidence anyplace. Pundits were shaking their heads in disbelief. The chickens...
  • Runyan says Burlington County Dem committeeman trespassed at his house (Perspective on O'Donnell)

    09/15/2010 9:21:52 AM PDT · by Williams · 8 replies
    MOUNT LAUREL — Republican congressional candidate Jon Runyan has accused a Democratic campaign volunteer of trespassing on the Runyans' Mount Laurel property and taking photographs as his 8-year-old daughter, Isabella, played in the front yard, according to a report on Runyan's wife Loretta followed Fredric C. Samson for four miles until he stopped at Rep. John Adler's Evesham campaign office at which time police were notified, the report said. Samson is a Burlington County Democratic committeeman.
  • 3 girls plead not guilty in suicide bullying case

    04/08/2010 1:54:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 39 replies · 1,115+ views
    MSNBC ^ | updated 1:15 p.m. ET, Thurs., April 8, 2010 | Unknown
    HADLEY, Mass. - Lawyers for three teenage girls accused of participating in the bullying of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide entered not guilty pleas Thursday on their behalf to charges including civil rights violations and criminal harassment. Ashley Longe, Sharon Chanon Velazquez and Flannery Mullins, all 16, did not appear in Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court for their arraignments. A judge ordered them to have no contact with the family of Phoebe Prince, a South Hadley High School freshman who hanged herself in January after what prosecutors called an "unrelenting" three-month bullying campaign by six teenagers. Prosecutors say Prince was targeted...
  • Woman charged in Fort Hood-related hate crime: Pulling a headscarf

    11/21/2009 7:18:55 AM PST · by george76 · 76 replies · 2,723+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 20, 2009 | Patrik Jonsson
    An Illinois woman is charged with a hate crime for berating a Muslim woman about the Fort Hood shooting and then pulling at her headscarf. The charge could lead to three years in prison: justice or prosecutorial overkill? In the days after the Ft. Hood shooting, mosques around the country bolstered their security in anticipation of a backlash from Americans angry about a Muslim man alleged to have killed American soldiers on their own turf. Since then, only one alleged hate crime against Muslims has been directly tied to the Fort Hood rampage. Two days after the rampage by an...
  • Ex-Letterman Writer Claims Sexual Favortism

    10/27/2009 10:25:57 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 42 replies · 2,409+ views ^ | 10/27/09 | Staff
    A former Letterman writer claims Dave's show was a "hostile, sexually charged atmosphere" -- and "sexual politics" played a role in why she eventually quit the job. The woman making the claim is Nell Scovell -- who spent roughly 5 months working for Dave back in 1990. In an article for Vanity Fair, Scovell claims during her employment, she was well aware that Dave and other high-level male employees were having sexual relations with female staffers.
  • Critic files another Palin ethic complaint [Andree MCleod again]

    07/20/2009 3:03:37 PM PDT · by Al B. · 110 replies · 2,894+ views ^ | July 20, 2009
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Another ethics complaint has been filed against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, less than a week before her resignation. The complaint filed Monday alleges Palin violated ethics law by failing to submit complete gift disclosure forms in a timely manner. The complaint is the 19th ethics grievance against Palin, most filed after she was named the GOP vice presidential candidate last year. Most of the complaints have been dismissed. The latest is the sixth filed by fellow Republican Andree McLeod, an outspoken critic of the governor. 3 of the cases have been dismissed and two others, including...
  • 18th ethics complaint filed against Palin

    07/14/2009 2:59:12 PM PDT · by Al B. · 59 replies · 2,099+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | Rachel D'Oro
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Another ethics complaint has been filed against Gov. Sarah Palin, alleging she abused her office by accepting a salary and used state staff while campaigning as the Republican vice presidential candidate last year. It's the 18th ethics complaint filed against Palin, and the third since Palin announced her resignation July 3. In her resignation speech, Palin cited the complaints as taking a personal toll and crippling her ability to govern effectively. She officially steps down July 26. The latest complaint was filed Monday and is the fifth by outspoken Palin critic Andree McLeod of Anchorage. Three of...
  • Militant Gays Targeting Marriage Petitioners in Maine

    06/12/2009 6:59:52 AM PDT · by tonyome · 19 replies · 1,117+ views
    I live in Maine, and our Democrat controlled legislature and governor's office, against the will of the people, in their wisdom recently passed gay marriage. A "People's Veto" drive immediately started to get the gay marriage issue on the ballot, where it will almost certainly be overturned, even in the liberal mecca of Maine. 55,000 petition signatures of registered voters need to be collected in order to get the issue on the ballot, no small feat in a rural state like Maine. Well, I am hearing stories that when petitioners set up in front of a business, with their permission,...
  • A tax question

    05/19/2009 8:37:06 AM PDT · by Gordon Pym · 7 replies · 551+ views
    self | 5-19-2009 | Self
    I have a friend that is cashing in her 401k (mostly from a previous job)to pay off debts and buy into a business she is currently working for.The total amount is about $125000. The IRS had a tax lein from 2008 for $4500 that she paid along with a $450 fee to print a release for the 401k money. The lein was on the full amount of the 401k and not just the $4500 of it that was due. After this was paid for and the 401k money was still not released she called into her Senator's office for help...
  • Ethics complaint against Palin dismissed

    05/08/2009 7:01:34 PM PDT · by Al B. · 27 replies · 1,193+ views
    ADN ^ | May 8, 2009 | Sean Cockerham
    An attorney hired by the state personnel board has dismissed an ethics complaint claiming that Gov. Sarah Palin’s role in the political action committee SarahPAC poses a conflict with her official duties as governor. “I find that the complaint does not allege facts which constitute a violation of the Ethics Act. Therefore an investigation is not warranted. Pursuant to my authority…the complaint is hereby dismissed,” independent counsel Thomas Daniel concluded today. The complaint was brought by Anchorage resident Sondra Tompkins. The complaint says the governor abdicated her governor duties at a critical time -- the end of the legislative session,...
  • Assailin' Palin: Complaints deluge gov.

    05/03/2009 5:29:16 AM PDT · by redk · 46 replies · 2,215+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/3/09 | ANDY BARR
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s life has changed in a myriad of ways since she became the Republican vice presidential nominee last August, but one aspect of her newfound fame has been more bracing than the others: Since entering the national spotlight, Palin has been inundated by ethics complaints, most of them filed against her after she agreed to become Sen. John McCain’s running mate. The complaints run the gamut, ranging from the governor’s use of state funds and staff to the workings of her political action committee and even to a jacket she wore to a snow machine race involving...
  • Former U.S. Attorney: State must defend Palin

    05/02/2009 11:25:51 AM PDT · by euram · 37 replies · 1,629+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 05-02-09 | Wev Shea
    State must defend Palin All of the "alleged/frivolous" ethics complaints against Gov. Sarah Palin were brought relating to her actions while in office as our governor. She should not be required to hire private counsel to defend any of these frivolous ethics complaints or her actions as our governor. Alaska's chief executive must never be publicly humiliated by incompetents who like to attack success. The Department of Law is obligated to defend her, each of her adviser state employees and her husband. It is unconscionable to allow politically motivated, incompetent ethics complaints to be publicly aired by the complainant. The...
  • DNC Wants suggestions

    03/06/2009 7:35:14 PM PST · by Flint · 78 replies · 2,587+ views
    DNC | 03/06/2009 | Democratic National Committee
    The DNC is running a contest on their web site asking for text to put on a bill board near Rush Limbaugh's house. Why don't you make a suggestion.
  • (Indiana) Voter harassment claims rolling in (offered 25 cents to vote for Obama)

    10/14/2008 7:54:59 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 9 replies · 765+ views ^ | 10/14/08 | THOMAS B. LANGHORNE
    Claims of voter harassment in Vanderburgh County — hard to prove, possibly politically motivated and guaranteed to stir partisan passions — are starting to roll in. County Clerk Susan Kirk said Tuesday that several people have called her to report being hounded by campaign workers at their doorsteps and over the telephone. She said one man reported he was offered 25 cents to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Although none of the roughly half-dozen callers can name who allegedly harassed them, Kirk said all have said it was a person or persons who identified themselves as supporters of...
  • Former SMU Basketball Player Sues University

    09/23/2008 7:52:45 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 6 replies · 296+ views ^ | 09/22/2008 | Jack Fink
    DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ― A former Southern Methodist University women's basketball player is suing the school for $2 million. The woman claims the university violated policy and procedure when it withdrew her scholarship. Jennifer Colli, who filed her lawsuit in federal court, says other former teammates signed statements verifying her complaints against her coach. By all accounts, Colli was a top notch high school basketball player, something that helped her win a scholarship to SMU. In her lawsuit Colli claims Coach Rhonda Rompola regularly asked her and her teammates, about their relationships with each other. In the lawsuit Colli...
  • Sexual harassment okay as it ensures humans breed, Russian judge rules

    07/30/2008 5:27:57 AM PDT · by propertius · 33 replies · 371+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30th July, 2008 | Adrian Blomfield
    A Russian advertising executive who sued her boss for sexual harassment lost her case after a judge ruled that employers were obliged to make passes at female staff to ensure the survival of the human race. The unnamed executive, a 22-year-old from St Petersburg, had been hoping to become only the third woman in Russia's history to bring a successful sexual harassment action against a male employer. She alleged she had been locked out of her office after she refused to have intimate relations with her 47-year-old boss. "He always demanded that female workers signalled to him with their eyes...
  • Jealous Husband Offers Wife to Highest Bidder on eBay

    05/15/2008 9:34:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies · 93+ views
    The Sun ^ | May 15, 2008
    A jealous husband who suspected his wife of an affair took revenge — by putting her for sale on eBay. Paul Osborn, 44, kicked out wife Sharon and advertised her on the Internet auction site — with bids hitting $969,890. It offered his “cheating, lying, adulterous slag of a wife” to the highest bidder — and became an Internet phenomenon, with users forwarding the link worldwide. But Sharon, 43, denies an affair and cops are now investigating Paul for harassment
  • You won't believe this one.

    11/23/2007 7:17:58 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 35 replies · 50+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio/Google news online ^ | November 23, 2007 | Neal Boortz/Betsy Taylor
    You won't believe this one. A 13-year-old girl commits suicide. Why? Because she was receiving cruel messages over the Internet. It seems that Megan developed an Internet relationship with a boy. When the boy ended the relationship she hanged herself. Later we find out that there was no boy at all. The boy was actually the mother of a friend of Megan's with whom she had had a falling out. The mother of Megan's friend wanted to find out what Megan was saying about her daughter on the Internet ... so she posed as a boy to create the relationship....
  • The Neverending Gonzalez Non-Scandal

    09/14/2007 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 16 replies · 668+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | September 13, 2007 | James H. Warner
    On Sunday, July 29, Chris Wallace interviewed Senator Russ Feingold on Fox News. Wallace observed that Democrats had received thousands of documents related to the firing of the U.S. attorneys. He asked if the Senator could point to one smoking gun that had been discovered in those documents indicating that a crime had been committed. The Senator stammered that he could not name specifics but that he was sure that a crime had been committed. What crime this might be is never explained. The Democrats are angry because U.S. attorneys were apparently fired for failing to prosecute vote fraud. Democrats...
  • The Cruel Fate of a Boy Named Osama

    06/16/2007 11:10:38 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 93 replies · 1,616+ views
    World Now ^ | June 12, 2007 | Staff
    NEW YORK, NY (CBS) -- The parents of a New York teen named Osama have sued the school system claiming their son was constantly harassed by teachers while school officials did nothing.
  • Blanco orders investigation of top aide, SU board chief (accused of sexual harrassment)

    11/29/2006 5:51:11 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 413+ views ^ | 11/29/06
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Wednesday that she will not remove one of her top aides from his job or ask him to abandon his post as head of Southern University's governing board while he is being investigated for sexual harassment complaints. The Governor's Office hired an independent attorney, Mark Falcon, to look into the complaints from unidentified Southern University System employees against Johnny Anderson. But Blanco said her office has received "a verbal accusation with no evidence that I'm aware of" and she wouldn't make changes in Anderson's role until further investigation. "This is very treacherous,...
  • Brown ignored complaints about ally, woman says

    10/27/2006 8:33:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 275+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/27/6 | E.J. Schultz - Chultz
    A woman who five years ago settled a sexual harassment claim against a former longtime aide and friend to Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown came forward Thursday to criticize Brown's handling of the case. Appearing next to Chuck Poochigian -- Brown's Republican opponent in the state attorney general's race -- Nereyda Lopez-Bowden accused Brown of ignoring her complaints about Jacques Barzaghi, who had been at Brown's side for decades before he was fired in 2004. "He enabled Jacques Barzaghi for many years to continue his 'predatorial' behavior and harassment of women and men in the office," said Lopez-Bowden, speaking publicly about...
  • Humiliated Polish teenager kills herself

    10/26/2006 11:30:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 3 replies · 733+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-26-06 | UPI
    A special court in northern Poland is to rule on allegations five teenage boys terrorized a 14-year-old girl, who later committed suicide. In a school classroom in the city of Gdansk a week ago, during their teacher's absence, the five boys took the girl, placed her on a bench, undressed her and simulated they were raping her, Radio Polonia said Thursday.
  • Emily's List

    09/12/2006 3:09:22 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 7 replies · 721+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 12, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you wonder where the homosexual orientation in your local high, middle, or even grade school comes from, you might find part of the answer in the latest issue of Radical Teacher, “a socialist, feminist and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching.” “In the spring of 2004, I solicited undergraduate students in the English education program I coordinate at The College of New Jersey to participate in an independent study on [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer] LGBTQ young adult literature,” Emily Meixner writes in RT. “For several years I had wanted to teach a course on...
  • N. Korea: Ties sour at North's China border (mutual harrassments)

    08/22/2006 5:04:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 468+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 08/21/06 | Ahn Sung-kyoo
    Ties sour at North's China border August 21, 2006 -- DANDUNG, China -- Signs of discontent between those two closest of allies, China and North Korea, have begun to appear. Last month, despite Chinese urging, North Korea fired off a test salvo of seven missiles. Although the tests were generally considered to be a bid for international attention, they provided Japan with more domestic ammunition to change its constitutional bar on warfare as an instrument of national policy, a development China does not see as in its interests. Some suggestions of those cooling ties can be seen in this Chinese...
  • Study: Arab-Americans fear federal policies more than harrassment

    06/26/2006 9:49:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 459+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 6/26/06 | Kelly Rush
    Arab-Americans were the victims of more hate crimes and became more distrustful of law enforcement, particularly federal agencies, in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to a study released this month. The study, conducted by the Vera Institute of Justice, was launched in 2002 when researchers began looking at changes in policing tactics following the tragedies and how the changes affected people of Arab descent. The report comes on the heels of a Freedom of Information Request filed last month by Southern California Muslims who want to know if they've been spied on by the FBI. The...
  • Charges Dismissed Again!

    11/05/2005 12:53:47 PM PST · by 4lifeandliberty · 1 replies · 437+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 11/5/05 | Dennis Green
    Charges Dismissed November 05, 2005 On November 4, Fred Neal had to appear in Richmond General District Court to defend himself against bogus disorderly conduct charges that were brought against him by abortion clinic employee, Officer Howard Noyes, on Sept. 20, 2005. This Police Officer has made it his cause to harrass and cite, and arrest law abiding Christians who dare to speak out on behalf of the murdered preborn and their Messiah. As expected the Prosecuting Attorney again asked that the charges be dismissed. Judge Cheek agreed and ordered it to be so. We thank our Heavenly Father for...
  • On Yom Kippur, Hillary seeks atonement

    10/14/2005 11:44:26 AM PDT · by quinhon6869 · 57 replies · 905+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | October 14, 2005 | By K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
    Taking a break from fundraising in Hollywood, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday dropped in on services for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, at a Beverly Hills synagogue and spoke about a subject close to her heart: forgiveness. "I've had quite a bit of opportunity to think about forgiveness," the former first lady told about 2,000 people at Temple of the Arts on Wilshire Boulevard. "Forgiveness is not a luxury. It's a responsibility. Forgiveness may not take away our pain, but the act of offering it will keep us from being sucked into the downward spiral of resentment." But...
  • Richmond Police Department Continues To Trample On Christian's Rights

    09/04/2005 7:35:48 PM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 17 replies · 443+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 9/4/05 | Dennis Green
    September 04, 2005 On Friday, September 2, A Christian was once again cited for exercising his First Amendment Rights on a public sidewalk in Richmond, Virginia. For years the Richmond Police Department has misused its authority and abused law abiding citizens whose only crime is that they take seriously the Scriptural command to share the Gospel in the public square. This most recent act of harassment was once again perpetrated by Officer Howard Noyse, Badge# 7630. After two useless "investigations" into their own department, the RPD has done absolutely nothing to rein in this abusive officer. Every time we are...
  • A Federal Agency Out of Control

    08/18/2005 7:39:58 AM PDT · by Gunner9mm · 23 replies · 896+ views
    Liberty Call US, Deck Log ^ | August 18, 2005 | Liberty, VCDL
    A Federal Agency Out of Control The reputation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) has been less than stellar for many years. Agents seem to take great pleasure in harrassing law-abiding citizens while those citizens are exercising their rights to purchase and own legal products, i.e., guns. And the management of the agency appears to allow their agents to run out of control. BATFE may very well have a legitimate role to play in homeland security and law enforcement, that role does not give them the authority to trample our rights with impunity. I will not...
  • US chastity ring funding attacked

    05/17/2005 5:21:10 PM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 9 replies · 963+ views
    BBC News - World Edition ^ | Tuesday, 17 May, 2005 | Not listed
    US chastity ring funding attacked The silver ring is a constant reminder of the abstinence promise The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the US government over its funding of a nationwide sexual abstinence programme.The ACLU says the Silver Ring Thing programme violates the principle that the state budget cannot be used to promote religion. The programme, which targets teenagers, is an offshoot of a Christian ministry. Since 2003, it has received more than $1m from the Department of Health and Human Services. Symbolic ringThe funding is part of a government initiative to expand abstinence-only sex...
  • Jury rejects ex-police dispatcher's claim

    03/22/2005 9:38:02 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 308+ views
    AP ^ | 3/22/5 | MARK SCOLFORO
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A jury on Tuesday rejected the claims of a former dispatcher who accused state police of sexual harassment for allegedly discussing sex on the job and using inappropriate gestures. Nancy Drew Suders, 61, had alleged that she was harassed by supervising troopers at the police station in McConnellsburg, where she worked for five months in 1998. She said the environment became so unpleasant she had to quit the $13-an-hour job. State police argued Suders panicked and exaggerated events after realizing she could not handle the job. Senior Deputy Attorney General Sarah C. Yerger called her a "fish...
  • Air Force's Top Lawyer May Face Charges

    12/07/2004 8:29:19 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 841+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 8, 2004 | Thomas E. Ricks
    A military investigation has concluded that the Air Force's top lawyer engaged in improper relationships with more than a dozen women over the last decade, two Defense Department officials familiar with the findings said. While overseeing the work of 3,200 people, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Fiscus, the Air Force judge advocate general, allegedly conducted affairs with enlisted women, officers and civilian employees in violation of military rules against fraternization, the officials said. Fiscus's pattern of behavior, one official said, was to seek to develop a relationship, but to back off quickly if his advances were rejected. Thus the few incidents...
  • Poll Workers Complain About Harrassment

    10/25/2004 9:21:05 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies · 2,059+ views ^ | October 25, 2004 |
    POSTED: 9:07 pm EDT October 24, 2004 UPDATED: 10:54 am EDT October 25, 2004 ORLANDO, Fla. -- There's outrage in Central Florida over early voting, and things are so bad in Orange County that Elections Supervisor Bill Cowles said he may move the early voting sites. The parking lot at the Alafaya Branch Library was so full that voters parked on the grass, and at least 100 people were lined up out the door to cast their vote, WESH NewsChannel 2 reported. What usually inspires such a crowd? Flu shots? Concert tickets? "What do you think about this? I think...
  • An Election Process Deflated by Airheads

    10/22/2004 12:08:16 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 521+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21OCT04 | Tina Brown
    At this precarious moment any distraction is a disaster for Kerry, even when it's Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment problems. Gleeful Democrats who could have been spending useful hours signing up disenfranchised minority youths to vote instead spent whole mornings poring over the Fox moralist's phone-sex fantasies. The dazzling details could be found at the Web site where mortification lives: