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  • Germany Struggles to Make Immigrants Feel Welcome [semi-satire]

    10/18/2015 10:21:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    Germany is taking some extraordinary steps to try to accommodate an estimated 1.5 million Muslim immigrants that will enter the country this year. In a number of locations German students have been assigned to perform domestic chores—including doing laundry, preparing meals and cleaning up after the immigrants. These tasks have been made more arduous and risky by the obnoxious behavior of some of the beneficiaries, which includes throwing their trash out the windows of the apartments provided for them and raping the females entering the premises to clean. Inhabitants of small towns being inundated by swarms of migrants have been...
  • ACLU Backs Montgomery County Student Who Refuses to Say Pledge of Allegiance

    04/26/2013 4:29:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 4/25/2013 | Erika Gonzalez
    She's an honor roll student and accomplished violinist. She also refuses to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Enidris Siurano, a student at Damascus High School, was born in Puerto Rico. Siurano says she hasn't recited the pledge since seventh grade to protest the political situation there. "The government that's there should be the one that's running it, not one that's miles and miles away," she said. But only recently has her refusal caused so much turmoil that she and her family turned to the ACLU of Maryland. "Enidris was repeatedly directed by her teacher to stand," said an...
  • Afghanistan, From Bad to Worse

    07/12/2012 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 7 replies ^ | 12 July 2012 | Steve Chapman
    If Charles Dickens were writing "A Tale of Two Cities" about today's Afghanistan, his opening line would be abbreviated: "It was the worst of times." "Sunday was a particularly deadly day in Afghanistan," reported the Associated Press this week. "Roadside bombs and militant attacks killed seven American soldiers, 19 Afghan civilians and seven Afghan policemen. "Violence erupted again on Monday as militants launched suicide attacks on two police headquarters and carried out other assaults that left 20 people dead -- three policemen, an Afghan prosecutor, two children and 14 attackers, according to officials." But when are there ever peaceful stretches...

    10/13/2011 10:22:57 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 21 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | 10/12/2011 | Eric Dondero-
    The Prime Minster gave a speech to Parliament on Monday on reforming British immigration laws. He is immediately directing immigration officials in his administration to crack-down on immigrants from mostly Muslim countries who have no loyalties to Britain, British values or British culture.  •Forced Marriages to be a criminal offense •End to Anchor babies - Families will need to post a bond of thousands of pounds to bring in other family members from overseas •A call on all loyal Citizens of Great Britain to turn in illegal immigrants, particularly those who overstay their Visas •Lengthening and strengthening the Test...
  • Editorial: Greece’s Only Cure Is The Free Market

    06/28/2011 5:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 28, 2011 | Staff
    Debt Crises: What a sorry spectacle to watch Greeks rioting in the streets in reaction to austerity measures. As if tantrums can change reality. It's Exhibit A of how socialism infantilizes citizens. The only cure is free markets. As Greece's legislature heads for a vote Wednesday to cut the size of its government by $40 billion in exchange for the last $17 billion of a $156 billion International Monetary Fund bailout on July 3, the world's television screens are flooded with images of young "indignantes" calling a riotous 48 hour-strike in Athens. Steeped in socialism for decades, these Greeks see...
  • Haitians denounce occupation after U.S. troops arrived at the National Palace

    01/19/2010 3:31:19 PM PST · by FromLori · 49 replies · 1,120+ views
    Port au Prince (AFP) .- Hundreds of Haitians attended on Tuesday, between resignation and anger, the impressive helicopters landing of U.S. troops in the presidential palace, in an act considered by many a loss of sovereignty. "It's an occupation. The palace is the country, represents our power, our face, our pride," Feodor Desanges criticism. A week after the earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, leaving between 100,000 and 200,000 dead, this was the first time that the Haitians were able to observe the troops sent by the U.S. in the downtown. "I have not seen distributing food in the city...
  • Tiger Woods' Mistress Romp as Father Died

    12/14/2009 9:01:55 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 74 replies · 3,413+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/09 | CHUCK BENNETT and CATHY BURKE
    Insatiable links lecher Tiger Woods was in bed with an underwear-model mistress when he learned his beloved dad had died, according to a bombshell report. Woods visited dying dad Earl, 74, who was in a hospice, on May 2, 2006 -- then returned to his Newport Beach, Calif., home for a quickie with Jamie Jungers, reported the British tabloid News of the World. When a 3 a.m. call came from Woods' mom saying the golfer's dad was dead, Jungers told the paper, "I was beside [Tiger] wearing nothing but a pair of panties. "She called to tell him that his...
  • Ungrateful Flyers

    01/30/2009 11:53:44 AM PST · by TruthHound · 31 replies · 1,113+ views ^ | 1/30/09 | Mike Gallagher
    The headline in USA Today gave me a sinking feeling: “US Airways Gives Passengers On Flight $5000.00 Each -- Passengers Wonder, Is it Enough?” Is it enough? Is anything ever enough anymore? It is absolutely, positively inconceivable that anyone aboard the miraculous US Airways Airbus whose pilot made a safe water landing after birds were sucked into the engines would expect US Airways to fork over a ton of money to them. This was one great story: a pilot makes a split-second decision to ditch into the frigid waters of the Hudson River, a decision that saved everyone on board...
  • On the edge of common sense: Beliefs encourage US to aid ungrateful world

    08/17/2008 4:50:53 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 5 replies · 208+ views ^ | August 16, 2008 | Baxter Black
    Juxtaposed on opposite pages of the BBC International newspaper were two stories: "..thousands of people (in Seoul, South Korea) protesting against resumption of U.S. Beef imports..." and "The U.S. announced that it will send half a million tons of food aid to North Korea." How can two so closely connected groups of people hold such strong opposite opinions about the safety of U.S. food exports? Easy. It's the haves vs. the have-nots. South Korea is a strong democratic nation, our ally, who owes its existence to the U.S. and the United Nations. It has the luxury to be choosey. Its...
  • Punish U.S. soldier who shot at Quran

    05/19/2008 4:57:59 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 160+ views
    CNN ^ | May 19, 2008 | Staff
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's most powerful Sunni Arab political party on Monday said a U.S. soldier's desecration of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, requires the "severest of punishments," not just an apology and a military reassignment. The Iraqi Islamic Party, the movement of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, condemned what it said was a "blatant assault on the sanctities of Muslims all over the world." An American staff sergeant who was a sniper section leader used a Quran for target practice on May 9. The U.S. commander in Baghdad on Saturday issued a formal apology and read a...
  • Mexico's frustration with U.S. immigration policy builds

    11/21/2007 7:50:42 AM PST · by Sonora · 113 replies · 123+ views
    The Statesman ^ | November 17, 2007 | Jeremy Schwartz
    Mexico's frustration with U.S. immigration policy builds Government, advocates are calling for measures to influence U.S. public opinion. By Jeremy Schwartz MEXICO CITY BUREAU Saturday, November 17, 2007 MEXICO CITY — Anger in Mexico is growing in the wake of a number of new state laws in the United States considered by critics to be anti-Mexican, a shift probably reflected in President Felipe Calderón's verbal lashing this week of U.S. presidential candidates. In tougher rhetoric toward U.S. immigration policies, Calderón scolded presidential candidates for using migrants as thematic hostages and announced a media campaign aimed at influencing American public opinion....
  • Are you a BigotNaziHomo? Take the Quiz!

    05/31/2007 8:11:04 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 10 replies · 937+ views
    My Pet Jawa ^ | 05-31-07 | Ragnar "Dirty" Sanchez-Danneskjold, BigotNaziHomo
    Are You a BigotNaziHomo? Take the Quiz! Question 1: Do these images, taken recently at a California high school, raise your heart rate and/or blood pressure? (BELOW THE FOLD) Question 2: If you are an "Anglo," do any of the following RacistHateNazi terms mean anything at all to you?"Reconquista," "Alamo," "Lopez de Santa Anna," "Texian," "Guadalupe Hidalgo," "bracero," "law," "border," "national sovereignty" Question 3: Do you think people living in the United States should learn English? Question 4: Are you angry with George W. Bush? Question 5: Do you have a problem with the fact that violent criminal aliens are...
  • As More Homeless Men Pour into Grace Episcopal, Complaints Rise (The Disgruntled Homeless)

    02/07/2007 3:18:40 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 37 replies · 682+ views ^ | February 7, 2007 | Pat Schneider
    People seem to care more about the pit-bull dogs seized in a recent drug raid, Larry Petty said, than they do about men like him, who line up in the cold every night to race for a cot in Madison's oldest homeless shelter. "No one pays any attention," said Petty, 48, a standout on the University of Wisconsin-Madison basketball team in the late 1970s who recently finished a prison term and now lives on the streets. He was among a couple of dozen men waiting in frigid temperatures Tuesday for the doors to open at the men's shelter at Grace...
  • Two Men Who Rapped to Get Out of Parking Ticket Sue Tempe, Arizona

    02/07/2007 7:05:35 AM PST · by Rodney Kings Brain · 13 replies · 480+ views
    Discover the Networks ^ | February 7th, 2007 | Not attributed
    Two men who were asked to rap to get out of a ticket are seeking large amounts of money for what they believe was a violation of their civil rights. One of the men has filed a claim against the city of Tempe for $50,000 and the other filed a claim for half a million dollars. A claim is the first legal step toward a lawsuit against a government entity. James Baker and Robert Tarvin, who are black, were shown rapping on a segment of the police-produced cable-TV show "Tempe StreetBeat" after Tempe police Sgt. Chuck Schoville pulled them over...
  • Kristen Breitweiser has a new book (but she's not exploiting 9/11)

    9/11 widow recounts her role as an activist In her new book, “Wake-Up Call,” Kristen Breitweiser tells how the terrorist attacks transformed her from a stay-at-home mom into a government critic.
  • Student Makes Mockery of Court Arranged Apology For Destroying Pro-Life Display

    09/05/2006 4:23:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 57 replies · 2,304+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/5/06 | Hilary White
    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, September 5, 2006 ( – In May this year, a group of pro-life students at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) set up a display of white crosses to memorialize those children killed in the US by abortion. Such displays are popular with student groups as an affordable means of emphasizing the loss of life brought about by abortion, and are often vandalized by abortion supporters.True to form, a feminist professor incited a group of students to destroy the Northern Kentucky University display and its accompanying sign. Unlike Canada, however, the story at NKU has a happy ending for...
  • How they vote in the UN (vanity)

    08/31/2006 7:45:30 AM PDT · by stm · 5 replies · 442+ views
    Today | Me
    How they vote in the United Nations: Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the US State Department and United Nations records: Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time. Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time. Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time. Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73%...
  • ‘Quake money’(Pakistan Earthquake relief funds) used to finance UK plane bombing plot

    08/11/2006 5:59:51 PM PDT · by milestogo · 21 replies · 1,055+ views
    ‘Quake money’ used to finance UK plane bombing plot * Funds given to two British citizens of Kashmiri origin and an Islamabad-based Kashmiri builder * ‘Earthquake relief’ money remitted to individuals alarmed British agencies By Sarfaraz Ahmed and Maqbool Ahmed KARACHI: A UK-based Islamic charity organisation remitted a huge amount of money to three individuals in three different bank accounts in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, in December last year with the sole purpose of helping its recipients and their organisations carry out the aircraft bombing plan in the UK, insider sources told Daily Times yesterday. An investigation carried out by Daily...
  • Protesters voice anger over feds' stance (Rescued from Lebanon this week)

    07/28/2006 4:42:23 AM PDT · by fanfan · 28 replies · 564+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Fri, July 28, 2006 | MEGAN GILLIS
    About 200 people confronted police outside Foreign Affairs headquarters, demanding to come inside to tell politicians that Canada is complicit in Israeli "war crimes" against Lebanese civilians. "It sounds like our politicians are too afraid to hear their own people," Montreal activist Aaron Lakoff yelled into a megaphone outside the Sussex Dr. building yesterday. "Maybe it's because they know they're supporting apartheid, war crimes and state terrorism. They have to stop their complicit support for Israel's war on Lebanon and Palestine." A small group was allowed inside to deliver a garbage bag full of letters to Foreign Affairs staff. Arriving...
  • Professional Engineers vs the Public

    07/27/2006 7:01:18 AM PDT · by jim_trent · 66 replies · 1,462+ views
    today | me
    No, this is not a list of engineer jokes. It is the story of my participation in the writing of a new stormwater manual to meet the Phase II Clean Water Act requirements. It is more like the “no good deed goes unpunished” story. The Clean Water Act was passed in the late 1960’s, originally to stop cities from dumping raw sewage into the nearest stream. It has been tightened several times since then and has made a significant improvement in water quality and safety. About 10 years ago, it was expanded to include stormwater runoff. The deadline for us...
  • Sour arrival in Cyprus for Canadians--"It was a horrible trip"

    07/20/2006 10:44:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 80 replies · 1,984+ views
    National Post ^ | 7-20-06 | Aileen McCabe
    LANARCA, Cyprus — It could be a long trip to Ottawa for Prime Minister Stephen Harper if he decides to mix with the Lebanese evacuees he is ferrying home. "It was a horrible trip," one after another describe their 13-hour voyage from Beirut to Cyprus when they disembark in the scorching heat here. "People were vomiting, there were no beds, the toilets with filthy. "There was no air conditioning and they ran out of water," one young women told reporters before storming on board the waiting buses laid on by the Canadian government. The arrival of the Blue Dawn, the...
  • Whiners: Find your own way out of Beirut

    07/21/2006 3:15:31 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 104 replies · 5,100+ views
    EDMONTON JOURNAL (Canada) ^ | Fri 21 Jul 2006 | Lorne Gunter
    Whiners: Find your own way out of Beirut After being rescued from war zone, a little gratitude would be nice The Edmonton Journal Fri 21 Jul 2006 Page: A18 Section: Opinion Byline: Lorne Gunter Aw, the boat ride was too long, was it? And you say it was too hot? There was no doctor on board, either? And the departure was delayed. And the port was chaotic. And too little food and water had been laid in. And some of you had to sleep on the floor!? Oh, the indignity of it. To listen to the whining and carping...
  • Ungrateful [W]itch!

    07/20/2006 4:19:12 AM PDT · by moonman · 103 replies · 3,207+ views
    Fox News Interview
    Fox News just had an interview with a woman who showed the world what an absolute ungrateful bitch she is. She said that our government didn't make arrangements quickly enough. In other words, it's Bush's fault. These people have known that Lebanon have been a hot spot for 25 years and to go there, you are going at your own peril. I hope we are charging each and every person a premium for going in there and helping them leave. This irks me to no end!
  • Americans Stew Over Slow U.S. Evacuation

    07/19/2006 11:33:37 AM PDT · by don'tspeak4me · 198 replies · 3,658+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, July 19, 2006 | Hamza Hendawi and Zeina Karam
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Jonathan Chakhtoura, a 19-year-old Lebanese-American, is eager to escape the outbreak of Mideast fighting here. But he says he's extremely disappointed with the way U.S. authorities have handled the evacuation. "Every time I call to see what's going on the lines are busy," he said of the U.S. Embassy. "When they answer, they say they don't know," said Chakhtoura, who wants to be back in Boston before his fashion design classes start Sept. 6. "A lot of people don't know what is going on. There is so much confusion. If it's security they are worried about, then...
  • Indonesia 'angry at US for slow response'

    05/29/2006 4:51:31 PM PDT · by pabianice · 90 replies · 2,194+ views
    According to today's news, Indonesians are "angry" at the US for not responding quickly enough with enough aid to help them recover from the most recent disaster (the earthquake) in an unbroken series of disasters. Excuse me? Angry because we have not gone once again to save their sorry butts from the results of their government's corruption, incompetence, illiteracy, and criminality? When did we become responsible for their mess of a country? Apparently I didn't get the memo.
  • Mobs Cheer British Deaths As Basra Slips Out Of Control

    05/07/2006 6:14:11 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies · 1,860+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-8-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Mobs cheer British deaths as Basra slips out of control By Oliver Poole, Iraq Correspondent (Filed: 08/05/2006) It took the soldiers from 1 Bn Light Infantry all the night and most of yesterday to remove the wreckage of the Lynx helicopter that came down in Basra at the weekend, killing five British servicemen on board. As they used heavy lifting equipment to separate twisted metal from the debris of a house that the aircraft had crashed into, military experts were trying to establish whether the crash was caused by mechanical failure or hostile fire. British officers believe the most likely...
  • La marcha to show support for immigrants locally on Monday [May Day in Texas]

    04/30/2006 9:20:51 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies · 808+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | April 30, 2006 | Sara Lee Fernandez
    On a day that is celebrated as Labor Day in many countries, local supporters of immigration law reform will once again take to the streets Monday with American flags to promote awareness of what immigrants offer this country. "I think it's important that the community knows that immigrants are professional people who are not treated as such here because they do not have the proper paperwork," said Dora Hidalgo, president of South Texas Amigos de Mexico and a march organizer. "It's to promote awareness to the contributions they have made to the country and the community." The march, or la...
  • Rally Planned Against Raids Of Illegal Immigrants

    04/20/2006 10:59:23 AM PDT · by george wythe · 147 replies · 1,846+ views
    CBS affiliate, Chicago ^ | Apr 20 2006 | Sylvia Gomez
    Protesters are gathering to rally against a new round of raids on undocumented immigrants. Numerous raids have left Chicago families without their loved ones, and this morning the government is talking about its new policy.[snip]But illegal immigrant advocates are calling this action and crackdown immoral and they are outraged. They are planning a protest outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters and another protest is planned this afternoon. They are asking immigration officials to halt action until Congress comes up with its new laws because it might allow some immigrants to remain in the U.S.
  • In Mexico, 'nothing gringo on May 1'

    04/14/2006 7:35:08 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 92 replies · 3,190+ views
    cnn ^ | 4-14-06
    "The Great American Boycott" is spreading south of the border, as activists call for Mexicans to boycott U.S. businesses on May 1. The protest is timed to coincide with a May 1 boycott of work and shopping in the United States that also has been dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants." The boycott, which grew out of huge pro-migrant marches across the United States, is designed to pressure Congress to legalize millions of undocumented people. Mexican unions, political and community groups, newspaper columnists and even some Mexican government offices have joined the call in recent days. "Remember, nothing gringo on May...
  • Peacemakers are misguided ingrates

    03/27/2006 4:13:09 AM PST · by Clive · 16 replies · 866+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2006-03-27 | Peter Worthington
    Pardon me if I don't cheer for the three survivors of the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) freed in Iraq, whom I consider misguided, arrogant and foolish and who cause more problems than they solve. Of course, I never wished them dead and, like everyone else, am relieved they were rescued from a situation they brought on themselves. Four of them were kidnapped in Baghdad Nov. 26. Their American colleague was murdered because of his nationality. Nice guys. Not all of the 400 or so who've been kidnapped in Iraq escaped so lightly. In Sault Ste. Marie, Jim Loney's mother calls...
  • Polls: Public Concerned About Immigration

    03/27/2006 1:45:47 PM PST · by oldleft · 31 replies · 790+ views
    By The Associated Press Most people in the United States think illegal immigration is a serious problem. A solid majority oppose making it easier for illegal immigrants to become legal workers or citizens. Some findings in recent polling: _ Some 59 percent say they oppose allowing illegal immigrants to apply for legal, temporary-worker status, an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll found. _ More than six in 10, 62 percent, say they oppose making it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Nine in 10 in that poll say they consider immigration to be a...
  • Army's Top General Attacks Kember For Failing To Thank SAS Rescue Team

    03/24/2006 8:18:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 53 replies · 1,975+ views
    London Times ^ | Nick Meo, Michael Evans & Daniel McGrory
    Freed hostage will arrive home today amid growing concern, report our correspondents  Norman Kember, the freed peace activist, will arrive back in Britain today amid growing controversy over his failure publicly to thank the military forces who rescued him.   Neither Professor Kember nor the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) organisation for whom he worked have acknowledged the work of the soldiers who rescued him and two Canadian hostages on Thursday, or of the teams of military and intelligence officials who spent months trying to track them down.   General Sir Mike Jackson, the head of the British Army, expressed the...
  • Released Hostages 'Refuse To Help Their Rescuers'

    03/24/2006 6:06:03 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 2,728+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-25-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Released hostages 'refuse to help their rescuers' By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 25/03/2006) The three peace activists freed by an SAS-led coalition force after being held hostage in Iraq for four months refused to co-operate fully with an intelligence unit sent to debrief them, a security source claimed yesterday. The claim has infuriated those searching for other hostages. The Canadians: Harmeet Sooden and Jim Loney Neither the men nor the Canadian group that sent them to Iraq have thanked the people who saved them in any of their public statements. One of them, Norman Kember, 74, a retired physics...
  • CPT Statement: CPTers Released (Christian Peacemaker Teams bite hands that freed them)

    03/23/2006 1:22:09 PM PST · by Stultis · 40 replies · 952+ views
    Christian Peacemaker Teams ^ | 23 March 2006 | CPT Press Release
    CPT Statement:  CPTers Released23 March 2006Our hearts are filled with joy today as we heard that Harmeet Singh Sooden, Jim Loney and Norman Kember have been safely released in Baghdad. Christian Peacemaker Teams rejoices with their families and friends at the expectation of their return to their loved ones and community. Together we have endured uncertainty, hope, fear, grief and now joy during the four months since they were abducted in Baghdad. We rejoice in the return of Harmeet Sooden. He has been willing to put his life on the line to promote justice in Iraq and Palestine as a...
  • Statement by Christian Peacemakers Team (freed hostages)

    03/23/2006 6:33:31 AM PST · by SittinYonder · 61 replies · 1,113+ views ^ | March 23, 2006
    Statement By Christian Peacemaker Teams “Our hearts are filled with joy today as we heard that Harmeet Singh Sooden, Jim Loney and Norman Kember have been safely released in Baghdad. Christian Peacemaker Teams rejoices with their families and friends at the expectation of their return to their loved ones and community. "Together we have endured uncertainty, hope, fear, grief and now joy during the four months since they were abducted in Baghdad. “We rejoice in the return of Harmeet Sooden. He has been willing to put his life on the line to promote justice in Iraq and Palestine as a...
  • Congressman Jefferson Concerned About Hurricane Supplemental Proposal

    02/22/2006 8:21:42 PM PST · by Ellesu · 11 replies · 451+ views ^ | 2/22/06 |
    [From the Office of Congressman William J. Jefferson] WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative William Jefferson expressed his concern about the proposed language for the fourth hurricane relief supplemental proposal submitted last week by the White House. The proposal requests $4.2 billion "subject to the requirements of section 404" of the Stafford Act - which provides money for homeowners to take action to reduce losses from flooding. "I am especially concerned about the language because it limits Louisiana's use of the $4.2 billion strictly to hazard mitigation, raising or removing property," Jefferson said. "Our delegation was not consulted on this...
  • Dubai Ports World: Commercial Racial Profiling

    02/22/2006 8:01:35 AM PST · by presidio9 · 74 replies · 1,245+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | February 22, 2006 | Ivan Eland
    Some members of Congress, exhibiting post-9/11 jingoism and paranoia, are pressuring the Bush administration to reconsider its decision to allow Dubai Ports World, an Arab company, to take over operations at six U.S. ports. The approval should stand. Congressman Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and, more importantly, a Congressman from an area near two of the ports that will be operated by Dubai Ports World, expressed this xenophobic view about Dubai’s acquisition of the British company that is currently operating the ports: “In the post-9/11 world, there should have been a presumption against this...
  • 48% of S.Korean Youth Support N. Korea Against U.S.

    02/21/2006 10:58:27 AM PST · by Thud · 169 replies · 2,522+ views
    Korea Times ^ | February 21, 2006 | Korea Times by Park Song-wu
    "In the survey of 1,000 youngsters aged between 18 and 23, conducted by The Korea Times and its sister paper the Hankook Ilbo on Feb. 16-19, nearly 48 percent of respondents said that if the U.S. attacked nuclear facilities in North Korea, Seoul should act on Pyongyang's behalf and demand Washington stop the attack." 48% of Youth Would Support N. Korea in Case of US Attack Survey Shows Half of Young Generation Are Progressive By Park Song-wu, Staff Reporter Almost half of juniors surveyed, who will get their first voting rights in the 2007 presidential election, said in a recent...
  • US wears black hat in Turkish hit "Wolves" (Gary Busey, Billy Zane Star in anti-U.S. film)

    02/20/2006 6:09:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies · 833+ views
    BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - Turkey's "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq," an action drama that depicts U.S. troops in Iraq committing multiple atrocities, is setting new box-office records in its homeland. The movie has sold more than 3 million tickets since its February 3 release, according to Turkish tracking agency Kenda. The current record-holder for ticket sales in Turkey is "G.O.R.A.," which drew 4 million admissions in 2004. "'Valley of the Wolves' will maybe reach 5 million," a Kenda representative said... Billy Zane stars as the evangelistic local U.S. commander, a Col. Kurtz-like figure intent on retaining control of the various...
  • Louisiana governor vows "hardball" with Washington

    02/07/2006 9:37:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 680+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/06 | Stuart Grudgings
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco warned state lawmakers on Monday that corruption could no longer be tolerated as the area rebuilds from the Hurricane Katrina disaster and vowed to "play hardball" with Washington over oil and gas revenues. Opening a special legislative session in the New Orleans Convention Center, where thousands of residents took refuge in the days after Katrina flooded the city, Blanco said the disaster that killed 1,300 people had become "yesterday's problem" for many in Washington. "We had all better put Louisiana politics aside and worry about Washington politics or our people and our...
  • EDITORIAL: Louisiana's stick [moratorium on new offshore leases]

    02/05/2006 10:38:58 AM PST · by CobaltBlue · 208 replies · 1,897+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | February 5, 2005 | Editorial
    Louisiana's leaders have made a strong case for getting a larger, fairer share of offshore oil royalties for the state; so far, though, reason and persuasion haven't worked with Congress or the Bush administration. But Louisiana also has a stick -- the power to oppose the sale of new offshore oil leases -- and Gov. Blanco made the right move by showing that she might use it. She threatened, in a letter to the Minerals Management Service, to withhold support for an August sale unless Louisiana gets a more substantial piece of the revenue. And she makes the crucial link:...
  • Filthy, racist gringos

    02/06/2006 12:54:24 AM PST · by beaversmom · 43 replies · 1,564+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | February 6, 2006 | Dimitri Vassilaros
    Rob Allyn, the public relations expert hired by the Republic of Mexico to improve its image in the states, believes that American animosity toward immigrants is rooted partly in racism. "You can smell it. It's like bad art. You know it when you see it," Mr. Allyn told The San Diego Union-Tribune. One mission is to "correct some of the myths and misperceptions that are out there." Allyn should start by correcting his misperception about supposedly racist Americans. Apparently his $72,000 fee (in published reports) does not buy much public relations acumen these days. Allyn's office said he was traveling...
  • Cartoonist Ted Rall: "We Do Not Owe Our Liberties To The Military"

    02/03/2006 8:30:23 PM PST · by infoguy · 154 replies · 3,606+ views ^ | 3 February 2006 | Dave Pierre
    In an especially contentious exchange on this evening's Hannity and Colmes (Friday February 3, 2006), cantankerous cartoonist Ted Rall, a guest on the program, unbelievably declared, "We do not owe our liberties to the military." The topic was the recent Washington Post cartoon by Tom Toles that has outraged many. The cartoon prompted a letter to the editor (linked at Michelle Malkin) from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who tagged the the work as "beyond tasteless." Needless to say, Rall (who himself has created bigoted trash in the past) defended Toles' cruel piece. Here's the relevant exchange (audiotape on file,...
  • Queen Mary 2 Passengers Threaten Sit-In (NO, NOT Freep ahoy 4)

    01/23/2006 4:51:04 AM PST · by Vaquero · 37 replies · 1,396+ views
    AP/YAHOO ^ | 1/22/06
    Queen Mary 2 Passengers Threaten Sit-In Sun Jan 22, 6:43 PM ET LONDON - Some passengers on the Queen Mary 2 are threatening a sit-in when the cruise ship reaches port in Brazil to protest a last-minute change in itinerary, the vessel's operator said Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT The world's largest and most expensive ocean liner left New York on Jan. 15 and was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Feb. 22. Carrying more than 2,500 passengers, it hit the side of a Florida shipping channel Jan. 18, damaging a motor and reducing its speed. The cruise cut stops in Barbados,...
  • Mexico Demands U.S. Allow More Immigration

    01/09/2006 11:24:00 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 248 replies · 2,857+ views ^ | 01-10-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Diplomats from Mexico and Central America on Monday demanded guest worker programs and the legalization of undocumented migrants in the United States, while criticizing a U.S. proposal for tougher border enforcement.
  • Too American to Be Canadian?

    01/07/2006 11:21:21 AM PST · by quidnunc · 115 replies · 1,779+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 8, 2006 | Anna Morgan
    Anti-American sentiments are so robust in Canada that you apparently don't even have to be American to feel their sting — American-by-association will do. Take the case of Michael Ignatieff, the Toronto-born political scientist and human rights expert who spent the last couple of decades teaching at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. When he returned to Canada late last year to run for Parliament, did he get a warm welcome home from the locals? Hardly. Ignatieff had to stand down hecklers shouting "American, American!" — and this was at the candidate nomination meeting for his electoral district,...
  • Must They Rebuild In Fire Zone?

    01/05/2006 5:37:17 PM PST · by CajunConservative · 86 replies · 1,006+ views ^ | Thursday, January 05, 2006 | Nicholas Ryan Van Daalen
    Now that brush fires have destroyed parts of Texas and Oklahoma and mud slides have wreaked havoc in California, where are the people questioning whether those areas should have ever been settled? Where is the "60 Minutes" expert reaching for his 15 minutes of fame by saying that California is going to fall into the Pacific?
  • Blanco: Louisiana not getting fair share of aid

    01/05/2006 4:44:24 PM PST · by Ellesu · 92 replies · 1,576+ views ^ | 01/05/06
    NEW ORLEANS -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco complained on Thursday that Louisiana is not getting its fair share of hurricane aid from the federal government. Blanco said that Louisiana suffered 70 percent of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina but that it is not getting an equivalent amount in aid. "We are all American citizens, we cannot allow ourselves to be treated like second-class citizens," the governor said during an update on rebuilding to the New Orleans city council. Sam Jones, Blanco's deputy director of community programs, pointed out that Louisiana got only $6.2 billion out of $11.5 billion in Community...
  • U.S. Vows Stronger Levees in Big Easy(More billions down the proverbial rathole!)

    12/16/2005 8:51:51 AM PST · by kellynla · 41 replies · 874+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2005 | Bill Sammon and Audrey Hudson
    The White House yesterday agreed to spend $1.5 billion to strengthen levees in New Orleans, although it stopped short of saying the levees will be able to withstand a Cat egory 5 hurricane. "The levee system will be better and safer than it's ever been before," said Donald Powell, the administration's reconstruction czar. "The federal government is committed to building the best levee system known in the world." Mr. Powell made the announcement at the White House after meeting with President Bush, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin and Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, head of...
  • Judge Orders Extension of FEMA Hotel Plan

    12/12/2005 9:48:08 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 27 replies · 750+ views
    AP via Tampa Bay Online ^ | 12 Dec 2005 | Unattributed
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A government program that put Hurricane Katrina evacuees in hotels while they sought other housing must be extended a month beyond the deadline set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a federal judge ruled Monday. Judge Stanwood Duval extended the program until Feb. 7. The temporary restraining order came from a class action lawsuit filed in November by advocates for hurricane victims. Attorneys pressing the lawsuit said FEMA has failed to provide aid to many who qualify and that information on the aid has been slow.......