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  • Trump: ‘I have an open mind’ on Paris climate pact

    11/22/2016 10:45:01 AM PST · by Kevin C · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/16 | TIMOTHY CAMA
    President-elect Donald Trump stepped back Tuesday from his pledge to quickly exit the Paris climate agreement, leaving significant room for staying in the pact. In a meeting with New York Times journalists at the newspaper’s Manhattan headquarters, columnist Tom Friedman asked about Trump’s position on withdrawing from the climate pact, according to Times reporter Mike Grynbaum. “I’m looking at it very closely,” Grynbaum reported Trump as saying on Twitter. “I have an open mind to it.” Trump also walked back on his previous position that climate change is a “hoax” perpetuated by the Chinese to threaten American manufacturing. “I think...
  • Special Report: Nearly 4,000 students homeless as Boston crisis deepens

    08/15/2016 4:42:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 15, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan
    After a three-day stint in Lynn, the family moved on to the emergency room of Boston Children’s Hospital, where they tried to blend in among the waiting patients and hospital staff. “We went to go sleep at Boston Children’s Hospital,” Nicole said. “It was so embarrassing.” “We sat down in the emergency room and didn’t say anything. I told my mom I felt embarrassed,” Jose said. “My mom went to the receptionist and talked to a social worker. They gave us a fake checkup and gave us two rooms to sleep in for only one night.” The next day, Children’s...
  • State releases new details on possible bullet train routes

    04/10/2016 8:47:18 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 32 replies
    La Slimes ^ | 4.08.16 | Ralph Vartabedian
    The report noted that "the Bakersfield to Palmdale section includes a variety of constraints that pose significant technical and environmental challenges, including seismic faults, steep grades through the Tehachapi Mountains and flood plains." The route could require as many as 59 grade separations for highways.
  • Trump 'Concession' Suggests Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    04/07/2016 7:45:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 200 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If you think President Richard Nixon was paranoid to the point of having an enemies list, consider the Donald J. Trump statement following his crushing defeat by Sen. Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin primary. Trump did not make the statement personally, lest he provide enough ad hominem sound bites to last a generation. Rather he and his myth of invincibility hid from the camera he usually loves. The statement blaming his loss on everybody and everything but himself, and with the first word after his name being a lie, reads...
  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 2,864 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12/2/2015 | Willian Avila
    Authorities are responding to a report of 20 victims in a shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday. The incident was reported in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue (map), according to the San Bernardino Fire Department. Story developing...
  • CEO Who Made $70K His Company's Minimum Wage Admits It's a Disaster

    08/03/2015 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | August 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Do you remember that guy in Seattle that owned the credit-card processing firm, Gravity Payments? This guy, Dan Price, made news back in April by announcing... He was making a million dollars a year plus as the CEO, and he made a big announcement with a lot of fanfare saying he had made a major decision. He read somewhere that $70,000 a year is the magic number for an employee to make, that with $70,000 a year you can pay your monthly bills. You can buy a car, have a decent house, a place to rent, and have disposable...
  • Grand Juror Sues McCulloch, Says He Mischaracterized The Wilson Case

    01/05/2015 2:38:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    90.7 FM KWMU, St. Louis Public Radio ^ | 8:49 AM Monday January 5, 2015 | Chris McDaniel
    A grand juror is suing St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch in an effort to speak out on what happened in the Darren Wilson case. Under typical circumstances, grand jurors are prohibited by law from discussing cases they were involved in. The grand juror, referred to only as “Grand Juror Doe” in the lawsuit, takes issue with how McCulloch characterized the case. McCulloch released evidence presented to the grand jury and publicly discussed the case after the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, then a Ferguson police officer, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American. […]...

    The Department of Homeland Security is poised to ditch all records from a controversial network monitoring system called Einstein that are at least three years old, but not for security reasons. DHS reasons the files -- which include data about traffic to government websites, agency network intrusions and general vulnerabilities -- have no research significance.
  • Protecting God’s Word From “Bible Christians”

    10/03/2014 2:33:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 1,085 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 3, 2014 | RICHARD BECKER
    “Stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter of ours.” ~ St. Paul to the ThessaloniansA former student of mine is thinking of becoming a Catholic, and she had a question for me. “I don’t understand the deuterocanonical books,” she ventured. “If the Catholic faith is supposed to be a fulfillment of the Jewish faith, why do Catholics accept those books and the Jews don’t?” She’d done her homework, and was troubled that the seven books and other writings of the deuterocanon had been preserved only...
  • Tradition vs Scripture or Sola Scriptura

    09/13/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Blind Eye Jonez · 115 replies
    Blind Eye Jonez | Blind Eye Jonez
    One of the differences between Christians is that some believe in tradition -- Catholics and Orthodox -- and others -- the Protestants -- do away with tradition and believe in scripture, or Sola Scriptura. For the Catholics tradition is an important tool for understanding and they point to the fact that both Jesus -- who didn't leave written word -- and Apostles taught by tradition. So my question is, "Why were the Protestants so keen on removing tradition and relying so heavily on scripture, on Sola Scriptura?" Neither Paul nor Jesus ever said "You will only believe only what is...
  • The Hail Mary of a Protestant

    09/03/2014 6:36:07 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 941 replies ^ | September 3, 2014 | Robbe Lyn Sebesta
    A little six-year-old Protestant boy had often heard his Catholic companions reciting the prayer “Hail Mary.” He liked it so much that he copied it, memorized it and would recite it every day. “Look, Mommy, what a beautiful prayer,” he said to his mother one day. “Never again say it,” answered the mother. “It is a superstitious prayer of Catholics who adore idols and think Mary a goddess. After all, she is a woman like any other. Come on, take this Bible and read it. It contains everything that we are bound to do and have to do.” From that...
  • Italian judges report that convicted Amanda Knox killed roommate with knife . . .

    04/30/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Bill Hutchinson
    The appellate court in Florence on Tuesday issued a 337-page explanation for its January guilty verdicts against the American and her former boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito. American beauty Amanda Knox slit her roommate’s throat with a knife in a fit of rage over being accused of stealing money, the Italian court that convicted her explained Tuesday. The former exchange student from Seattle delivered the fatal slash as cohorts restrained victim Meredith Kercher during a 2007 drug-fueled get together, the judicial panel in Florence asserted in a 337-page document. In their lengthy dissertation explaining the “motivation” behind their guilty verdict, the judges...
  • I-95 Corridor Target of Sunday-Monday Storm

    02/01/2014 7:06:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies ^ | February 1, 2014 | Mark Leberfinger
    Another storm is poised to bring disruptive snow Sunday night into Monday to the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, with lesser amounts expected in New York City. A low pressure system will track along the cold front that brought milder air into the mid-Atlantic on Saturday and strengthen, Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said. It will throw snow Sunday night into the mountains north and west of Washington, D.C., and just in time for the morning rush hour in the nation's capital and Philadelphia. The storm may cause hazardous road conditions in the mountains and I-95 Corridor...
  • Lesbian Couple Appeals To State Panel After Being Denied Wedding

    11/07/2013 12:20:33 PM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    A lesbian couple urged the New York State Division of Human Rights Wednesday to rule that an upstate wedding venue broke the law when it refused to book their wedding last year. Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, formerly of Albany, filed the complaint against Liberty Ridge Farm outside Albany in October 2012. They’re asking for unspecified damages and an order telling the farm not to reject customers based on sexual orientation. Attorneys from the New York Civil Liberties Union argued Wednesday before the Division of Human Rights that the 100-acre farm is a business open to the public and subject to...
  • M7.3 - 293km SE of Kamaishi, Japan 2012-12-07 08:18:24 UTC

    12/07/2012 12:37:39 AM PST · by null and void · 62 replies
    USGS ^ | 12/6/12
    Tsunami alert. Pray for Japan.
  • Romney-linked voting machine company to count votes in Ohio (Woo Hoo!)

    10/23/2012 10:27:48 AM PDT · by dead · 15 replies ^ | 10/23/2012 | Craig Unger
    Voting machine provider Hart Intercivic will be counting the votes in various counties in the crucial swing states of Ohio and Colorado and elsewhere throughout the country come November 6 — even though it has extensive corporate ties to the Mitt Romney camp, and even though a study commissioned by the state of Ohio has labeled its voting system a “failure” when it comes to protecting the integrity of elections. Reports of Hart Intercivic’s ties to Romney first surfaced in late September, in ... an Ohio web site which reported that a key investor in Hart was HIG Capital, seven...
  • Popular issues stall behind Ind. Dem boycott [smoking ban bill on hold]

    01/07/2012 9:34:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 7, 2012 | Tom LoBianco (Associated Press)
    INDIANAPOLIS— Anti-smoking advocates are on the verge of success in the Indiana General Assembly but must wait out House Democrats' boycott of a divisive labor bill. A bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the Senate and House is pushing to ban smoking in most public places and workplaces, including bars. The only exemptions it includes are the gambling floors of casinos and pari-mutuel betting parlors, private clubs and cigar and hookah bars.
  • Biden: more US stimulus needed, business mad at S&P

    08/26/2011 1:29:41 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2011 | Jeff Mason
    Aug 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday the U.S. economy needed more stimulus to get it moving, putting in a plug for government measures shortly before the White House unveils new proposals to boost job growth. Concluding a trip to Asia that focused primarily on China, Biden also said a final decision had not been made on whether Washington would sell Lockheed Martin (LMT.N) F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan and noted Beijing knew America viewed its one-child policy as "abhorrent." Reacting to a leadership switch at the top of ratings agency Standard & Poor's after...
  • Obama Administration Calls for Syrian President to Step Down

    08/18/2011 6:19:25 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies ^ | 8-18-11 | STEVEN LEE MYERS
    The United States and several of its major allies on Thursday called on Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, to give up power. The carefully choreographed announcements came after months of popular protests and increasingly deadly reprisals that the United Nations commissioner for human rights said amounted to crimes against humanity by the Syrian authorities. President Obama, who had faced criticism for not acting more assertively, ordered the freezing of all Syrian assets within American jurisdiction, banned imports of Syrian oil and barred American citizens from having any business dealings with the Syrian government, which the administration once courted in the hopes...
  • Fundamentalist sect leader jailed for life for sex with child brides

    08/11/2011 5:15:06 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 42 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | Aug. 9, 2011 | Ed Pilkington
    Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Mormon church that practises polygamy, is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was given the maximum sentence for taking girls as young as 12 to be his brides. SNIP ...a Texas jury took just 40 minutes to hand him the toughest sentence open to them – life in prison for aggravated sexual assault and 20 years in prison for sexual assault of a child... SNIP The polygamist Mormons, under Jeffs's leadership, refused to renounce plural marriages and now have about 10,000 followers. The jury heard that Jeffs...
  • Why does the Mormon Church Meddle in Politics?

    06/29/2011 3:55:48 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    A personal answer from Gerald.The LDS Church has a long standing policy on politics. It has three components to it: Political neutrality, Involvement in issues of moral or community, Individual involvement. SNIP In the United States, while many Mormon politicians are considered conservative, they are found in all political parties. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada, often disagrees politically with Republican Mitt Romney, former presidential candidate. Yet both are active and faithful LDS, who are allowed the freedom to make their own political choices without Church interference. In other nations, LDS often are less conservative than their American...
  • Mitt Romney's Mormonism: A TNR online debate

    06/12/2011 10:10:18 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 95 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 3-5, 2007 | Richard Lyman Bushman and Damon Linker
    Friday, January 5 Dear Damon, I appreciate your moderate and respectful reply to my objections. It is often hard for non-Mormons to understand how Mormons believe all we do. You at least see how Mormon beliefs and our way of life could be satisfying to educated, reasonable people, among whom you presumably would include Mitt Romney. What troubles you is the implication of belief in prophetic revelation: Would Mormons perform any dire deed for their prophet no matter how contrary to conscience? And what about the belief that the United States and the Church might combine to dominate the world...
  • Passenger on Boston-bound flight subdued after trying to open emergency exit mid-flight - WHDH

    05/10/2011 7:08:00 PM PDT · by library user · 81 replies ^ | May 10, 2011 | Staf
    Just a headline so far. This is the third time in two days this has happened.
  • QUAKE!! 1717 Here in Chiba

    04/11/2011 1:29:02 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 51 replies
    A pretty big quake just hit again...
  • American Idol 2011--Live Thread

    01/18/2011 5:53:18 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 10,746 replies · 6+ views ^ | January 18, 2011
  • 57% of Americans Think "Tone" of Politics Had Nothing to do with Tucson Shooting

    01/11/2011 5:32:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | January 11, 2011 | Nick Gillespie
    From a CBS News poll: 57 percent of respondents said the harsh political tone had nothing to do with the shooting, compared to 32 percent who felt it did. Republicans were more likely to feel the two were unrelated - 69 percent said rhetoric was not to blame; 19 percent said it played a part. Democrats were more split on the issue - 49 percent saw no connection; 42 percent said there was.Independents more closely reflected the overall breakdown - 56 percent said rhetoric had nothing to do with the attack; 33 percent felt it did.The telephone poll was...
  • Book of Mormon/DNA evidence

    01/04/2011 3:45:06 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 49 replies
    Book of Mormon/DNA evidence   Criticism DNA samples taken from modern Native Americans do not match the DNA of modern inhabitants of the Middle East. Critics argue that this means the Book of Mormon's claim that Native Americans are descended from Lehi must be false, and therefore the Book of Mormon is not an ancient record as Joseph Smith claimed. See also: Source(s) of the criticism Response Few criticisms of the Church have received as much media attention as this criticism, with so little thought and science being applied to the question. DNA attacks against the Book of Mormon account fail on...
  • S. Korea to hold large live-fire drills on Thursday (paging wolf sh*tler)

    12/21/2010 8:47:19 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | December 21, 2010 11:12 p.m. EST | Jiyeon Lee
    Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korea will hold its largest-ever winter live-fire drills Thursday in an area adjacent to North Korea, the South Korean Army said on Wednesday.
  • Baby Jesus ousted from St. George Ferry Terminal

    12/11/2010 10:20:53 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies ^ | Dec. 10, 2010
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Christ is out of Christmas at the St. George Ferry Terminal. In what Catholics see as political correctness run amok, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) has removed a Nativity scene from the terminal, with an agency spokesman saying that the display was not authorized to be there. But a menorah, marking the celebration of Hanukkah, and a Christmas tree remain on display in the terminal. Catholics said the move was a nightmare before Christmas. "We take this as a tremendous affront," said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, a watchdog of religious and...
  • RAW VIDEO: Mysterious Contrail Off Calif. (Another "CBS-Gate"?)

    11/19/2010 10:10:35 AM PST · by TXnMA · 158 replies
    CBS Los Angeles website ^ | November 9, 2010 5:29 PM | Gil Leyvas & CBS Editors
    RAW VIDEO: Mysterious Contrail Off Calif. November 9, 2010 5:29 PM <SNIP> Video posted on the CBS Los Angeles website shows an object flying through the evening sky Monday that left a large contrail, or vapor trail. While cruising the skies Monday at sunset, Sky2 captured on video what appears to be a missile making its way up into the sky from over the Pacific Ocean off the California coast. Pentagon officials were stumped by the event. “Nobody within the Department of Defense that we’ve reached out to has been able to explain what this contrail is, where it came from,”...
  • America the Right Way-Staying Vigilant!27 months left Oct.25-29,2010 Remember 9/11

    10/25/2010 5:00:41 AM PDT · by lysie · 432 replies
    Various news sources and Free Republic members. | October 25, 2010 | All of us.
    I nearly choked on my coffee when I read that Obama thinks Pelosi will go down as one of the finest speakers in the U.S. Whatever he's drinking I don't want any. It makes people delusional. Reid must drink the same. Why else would he think that "but for him" we'd be in a depression?
  • What America would look like if the NRA has its way

    10/12/2010 8:39:20 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | OCTOBER 12TH, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    If you’ve been puzzled by the NRA’s endorsements of liberal Democrats and wondering what would happen if it got its way, here’s the voting records of a sample of the NRA’s liberal Democrat buddies. Note: NARAL is a pro abortion group ACU is the American Conservative Union, NTU is the National Taxpayers Union GOA is the Gun Owners of America SEIU is the Service Employees International Union a far left group. Their cumulative scores are as follows: NARAL 67.5% ACU 18.2% NTU 11.7% SEIU 90.3% GOA C- The numbers strongly suggest that the NRA is perfectly pleased with the way...
  • FBI Goes After Christian Militia in Series of Weekend Raids

    03/29/2010 3:28:44 AM PDT · by Man50D · 73 replies · 2,181+ views ^ | arch 29, 2010 | Mike Householder
    A Christian militia group was a target of at least one of a series of weekend raids the FBI conducted in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, a Michigan militia leader says. The FBI said Sunday that it had conducted raids in the three states, resulting in at least three arrests. Federal warrants were sealed, but a federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said some of those arrested face gun charges and officials are pursuing other suspects. Some of the suspects were expected in court Monday. It wasn't clear what prompted the raids, but Michael Lackomar, a spokesman for...
  • Noob Thread

    02/12/2010 9:28:06 AM PST · by wizard1961 · 117 replies · 1,528+ views
    OK, I am an idiot. Where do I go to read about things such as: how do I set up a ping?
  • Security First, An alternative to amnesty (Rep. Peter T. King)

    06/20/2007 3:52:28 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 1,184+ views
    NRO ^ | June 20, 2007 | Peter T. King
    The Senate immigration bill now being resurrected is long on promises and short on actual reforms. Outside of providing amnesty to an estimated 12 million aliens living in the United States illegally, the bill contains little substance. No guarantee for control of our borders. Insufficient fraudulent document protections. No real protections against alien gangs and criminals. And no fixes for our broken visa system. In other words, it is a huge step in the wrong direction, a bill that would reward 12 million lawbreakers and only serve to weaken the security of our nation. To counter this misguided bill, Representative...
  • Strange light in Norwegian sky sparks mystery [UFO or missile test?]

    12/09/2009 5:53:04 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 40 replies · 1,736+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/9/2009
    Eerie turquoise light spotted over Norway has sparked a mystery, with suggestions it could be a missile test. The Norwegian Metrological Institute has received hundreds of phonecalls from confused observers but so far has been unable to identify its origin. Some experts have speculated that the phenomenon might have been caused by a Russian rocket launch. However, the Russian embassy insists such claims are completely unfounded. Neither meteorologists, astronomers, or the Armed Forces have offered a solution to the matter. The light was captured by amateur photographer Jan Petter Jorgensen while he was on his way to work at a...
  • What is this in the Norwegian Skies?

    12/09/2009 1:35:54 PM PST · by TaraP · 40 replies · 2,337+ views
    This article is in Norwegian, but the photo and video is pretty strange!
  • Is British Anti-Semitism In Danger Of Getting Out Of Control?

    11/29/2009 5:22:36 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 28 replies · 831+ views
    Robin Shepherd Online ^ | November 28th, 2009 | Robin Shepherd
    Last week, Oliver Miles, Britain’s former ambassador to Libya and a pillar of the country’s foreign policy establishment, put his thinking cap on, put pen to paper and came up with the following thoughts in a column in the Independent newspaper about the presence of the esteemed historians Martin Gilbert and Lawrence Freedman on the board of the UK’s latest Iraq Inquiry: “Both Gilbert and Freedman are Jewish, and Gilbert at least has a record of active support for Zionism,” he said. “…if and when the inquiry is accused of a whitewash, such handy ammunition will be available. Membership should...
  • Marine Corps bans pit bulls, Rottweilers at Camp Pendleton, other bases

    10/10/2009 10:23:44 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Marine Corps is moving to ban dogs with aggressive temperaments from Camp Pendleton and other bases under a policy developed after a 3-year-old boy at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was fatally bitten by a pit bull. The banned breeds are pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf hybrids. Families moving into base housing are no longer allowed to bring those breeds. Families already in housing can keep their dogs until Sept. 30, 2012, but only if they receive a "good-dog" waiver.
  • MSNBC Live Vote: Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

    09/22/2009 8:16:39 PM PDT · by ItsForTheChildren · 26 replies · 1,392+ views
    Here's your chance to let the media know where the people stand on our faith in God, as a nation. NBC is presently taking a poll on "In God We Trust" to stay on our American currency.
  • Did Jesus Reveal The Name Of The Anti Christ

    09/12/2009 10:11:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 2,004+ views
    This 4 minute video just shows you what innovative things you can do with scholarship. It allegedly claims that a prominent figure in the world today is associated with Satan. Click This link to watch the video
  • Freep This Poll:Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

    09/03/2009 9:43:50 AM PDT · by Man50D · 50 replies · 1,609+ views
    Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?
  • MSNBC Poll:Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

    07/10/2009 10:59:04 PM PDT · by BellStar · 36 replies · 1,698+ views
    MSNBC Poll ^ | 11 July 09 | MSNBC
    Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency? * 15052379 responses FReep MSNBC Poll but be sure you read it first it is designed to trick you!
  • Is Obama the secret son of Malcolm X?

    06/25/2009 11:11:58 AM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 105 replies · 2,535+ views
    [From the webstie]. . . Notice: In spite it may constitute a violation of Netiquette I decided to copy the full article, however with refference to Israëlinsider, in order to ensure it’s continued availabilty on the internet. Given the possible implications of the information contained herein we cannot exclude attemtps to surpress it. Futhermore at this stage of the investigations oilforimmigration does refrain from expressing a clear opinion about the validity of the theories and conclusions reached by Israëlinsider...."If Barack Hussein Obama II is Malcolm X’s biological son and ideological heir, it would uniquely explain the mystery of why he...
  • Anti-Prop. 8 forces should wait for 2012 ballot, pollsters say

    05/28/2009 8:07:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 589+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/28/9 | Steve Wiegand
    With the ink barely dry on the California Supreme Court's decision upholding a ban on same-sex marriages, proponents are already preparing new political and legal efforts to overturn the ban. But at least some pollsters and legal experts think those efforts may be too soon to have a good chance to succeed. "I think the pro-side would have a significant challenge in 2010," said Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll. "I think it would be less of a challenge in 2012." DiCamillo's observation was echoed by Mark Baldassare, director of research at the Public Policy Institute of California. "It...
  • Federal Felony To Use Blogs, the Web, Etc. To Cause Substantial Emotional Distress

    05/04/2009 9:57:21 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 30 replies · 869+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | April 30, 2009 | Eugene Volokh
    That's what a House of Representatives bill, proposed by Rep. Linda T. Sanchez and 14 others, would do. Here's the relevant text: Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.... ["Communication"] means the electronic transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user's choosing, without change in the form or content of the information...
  • Captain Richard Phillips freed as US snipers kill three Somali pirates

    04/12/2009 5:31:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 43 replies · 5,333+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | April 13, 2009 | James Bone in New York and Rob Crilly in Nairobi
    US Navy snipers killed three Somali pirates who had been holding an American merchant skipper on a lifeboat last night, rescuing the hostage unharmed. The US Navy Seals opened fire from about 25 metres away under standing orders from President Obama when they saw one of the pirates pointing an AK47 at Captain Richard Phillips’s back, putting his life in imminent danger. All three pirates were killed. A fourth, who had come aboard a nearby US warship to negotiate, was taken into custody. He was reported to be as young as 16. Captain Phillips, a former Boston taxi driver who...
  • Government plans new credit, mortgage programs($800bn)

    11/25/2008 6:50:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,106+ views
    AP ^ | 11/25/08 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    Government plans new credit, mortgage programs By JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer 19 mins ago WASHINGTON – The government introduced a pair of new programs Tuesday that will provide $800 billion to help unfreeze the market for consumer debt and to make mortgage loans cheaper and more available.
  • Obama citizenship suit tossed

    10/26/2008 9:48:06 AM PDT · by Hadean · 34 replies · 2,138+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 10/25/2008
    PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's qualifications to be president. U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick on Friday night rejected the suit by attorney Philip J. Berg, who alleged that Obama was not a U.S. citizen and therefore ineligible for the presidency. Berg claimed that Obama is either a citizen of his father's native Kenya or became a citizen of Indonesia after he moved there as a boy. Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father. His parents divorced, and his mother married an Indonesian man. Internet-fueled conspiracy theories...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Obama Claims He's Not Eligible for the Presidency

    08/24/2008 7:08:59 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 38 replies · 338+ views
    Cleveland Leader ^ | August 23, 2008 | Julie
    Philip J. Berg, Esquire, of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking a Declaratory Judgement and Injunction that Barack Obama does not meet the qualifications to become President of the United States. In the lawsuit Berg alleges that Obama is not eligible for the presidency because he is not a naturalized citizen, and/or lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia, and/or has duel citizenship with Kenya and Indonesia. Berg said that he has filed the suit on behalf of the Democratic Party and citizens of the United States for their best interests. Berg, an attorney with offices in...