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  • Stop Trump Movement Gets Boost From Mexico's Efforts in U.S.

    03/21/2016 4:40:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    Washington Post | 21 March 2016 | Eric Martin and Nacha Cattan
    Go to Washington Post to read story with that headline. Mexico directly interfering with our political process.
  • Obama: Netanyahu's interference in US affairs unprecedented

    08/09/2015 12:34:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    ynet ^ | 8/9/15 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama told CNN he does not remember a time in which a foreign leader interfered in American politics the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been doing in his efforts to thwart the nuclear deal with Tehran. n an interview scheduled to air on Sunday, Fareed Zakaria asked the president whether it was "appropriate of a foreign head of government to inject himself into an American affair," to which the president responded he does not recall such an example.
  • Obama Backs Campaign to Defeat Netanyahu in Israeli Elections

    01/26/2015 5:28:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Caroline Glick picked up on one article the Israeli left-wing paper Ha’aretz didn’t bother translating into English that details Obama’s involvement in the upcoming Israeli elections. A summary of the article is provided by IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis): Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today [January 26] that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections. One indication of the generous financing is that it has now flown in a team of five American campaign experts (including...
  • Dallas v Detroit: The Pass Interference Flag Picked Up

    01/06/2015 2:54:04 PM PST · by DBCJR · 33 replies
    The play everyone is freaking out about. Lions 87 should be called for illegal hands to the face mask, Hitchens COULDN'T turn his head.
  • Comptroller to de Blasio: Dont get involved in arrests (Banana Republic of NY)

    02/13/2014 4:47:23 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 12, 2014 | Yoav Gonen, Beth DeFalco, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday criticized Mayor de Blasio for personally intervening when a politically connected preacher pal was busted by cops saying the mayor shouldnt be involved in any way when someone gets arrested.... And I certainly believe the mayor and take the mayors word that this was certainly something that he was doing, not out of giving someone special treatment, but when you do make that call you do have to answer a lot of questions. New York state Republican Chairman Ed Cox called on Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate what he called de Blasios...
  • U.S. Shifts to Seek Removal of Yemens Leader, an Ally (Pushing to remove president!)

    04/03/2011 7:33:09 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 3, 2011 | LAURA KASINOF and DAVID E. SANGER
    SANA, Yemen The United States, which long supported Yemens president, even in the face of recent widespread protests, has now quietly shifted positions and has concluded that he is unlikely to bring about the required reforms and must be eased out of office, according to American and Yemeni officials. The Obama administration had maintained its support of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in private and refrained from directly criticizing him in public, even as his supporters fired on peaceful demonstrators, because he was considered a critical ally in fighting the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda. [...] The Americans have been...
  • Why can't we just let the Libyans fight it out (...and then make friends with the winners)

    03/20/2011 4:13:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 218 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2011 | Peter Hitchens
    Politics seems to have become a sort of mental illness. We have no bloody business in Libya, and no idea what we hope to achieve there. We are daily told that we have no money to spare. We have just scrapped a large part of our Navy. Our Army is stuck in an Afghan war whose point nobody can explain. And now we have set out on a course that could drag us into a long, gory brawl in North Africa. And yet, when the Prime Minister announces this folly he is praised. Why? Partly it is because we all...
  • Restoring Honor: Justice

    08/26/2010 7:25:49 AM PDT · by MikeMerritt
    Right Across the Atlantic ^ | 8/26/2010 | Michael Merritt
    When I write justice, I dont mean the majority of justice thats brought to criminals everyday. That, for the most part, still operates as intended. Theres always room for improvement, but its nothing that brings dishonor to this country. The kind of justice thats dishonoring this country is political justice, which is actually not justice at all, because no justice actually gets handed down. Or if it does, the punishment happens to a fall guy or a scapegoat.
  • FReeper Request: Conservative Talk Radio Being Jammed? (VANITY)

    07/12/2010 4:37:22 PM PDT · by Windcatcher · 12 replies
    For several weeks, we have been having trouble listening to Beck, Rush, and Hannity (and usually only those) in our area. Our local station is 1210AM, and seemingly a few seconds after each show starts a nasty interference kicks in and only stops after Hannity is finished. Tonight is unusual in that it's happening right now. It only seems to happen here in Delaware County (PA), according to my father.
  • Hezbollah slams UN 'interference' in Lebanon (warns that its arsenal was off-limits)

    04/30/2010 6:13:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 345+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/30/10 | AFP
    BEIRUT (AFP) Hezbollah on Friday slammed "interference" in Lebanese affairs by UN envoy Terje Roed-Larsen and warned that its arsenal was off-limits after the diplomat accused militias of creating tension in Lebanon. "Hezbollah condemns this attempt to create dissent and sedition among the Lebanese under the guise of advice and guidance," the Shiite militant party said in a statement. "Roed-Larsen's continuous attempts to interfere in Lebanese affairs and incite the Lebanese to fight one another are unacceptable for an international official working for peace in the region," it said. On Thursday the UN envoy had warned of the need...
  • Coffee Party Accepts Invitation to Tea

    03/03/2010 3:03:12 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 28 replies · 623+ views
    New Patriot Journal ^ | March 3, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN A citizen activist group antagonistic to the political goals of the Tea Party movement has nonetheless indicated a willingness to converse. In what may be characterized as the sincerest form of flattery, video documentarian Annabel Park weeks ago created the Coffee Party Movement. Despite its relatively brief existence, it has already garnered significant media attention, most notably in recent articles by the New York Times and Washington Post. Over the weekend, an open letter was addressed to Park by a member of the Tea Party movement (this writer) welcoming civility and inclusiveness in political discourse, a nod...
  • Eric Holder Alert: Inquiry after DOJ dropped voter intimidation complaints about Black Panthers

    09/09/2009 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 7 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility has begun an inquiry into the dismissal in May of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party and two of its members who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during last year's presidential elections. The inquiry was disclosed in an Aug. 28 letter to Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee who first raised questions about the case's dismissal and asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to make available the head of the department's Voting Section for a closed-door briefing about the decision. In the letter, Mary Patrice...
  • Labor leaders meet with BART union { Outside help? Thanks but no thanks }

    08/15/2009 10:58:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 350+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/15/9 | Rachel Gordon
    OAKLAND -- State and Bay Area labor leaders met behind closed doors Friday with BART transit union officials to try to avert a Monday morning strike.... Hard-line tactic The 900-member Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 announced Thursday it would strike after the BART Board of Directors unilaterally imposed a contract on its members that included a de facto 7 percent pay cut. BART directors took the hard-line stance after the union rejected a negotiated contract offer on Monday that would have saved the transit agency $38 million in labor costs.... Eight years ago...Bay Area political leaders intervened to craft a...
  • Iran accuses US of interference in election feud

    06/17/2009 9:48:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,084+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/09 | Ali Akbar Dareini - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran Iran has accused the United States of "intolerable" meddling in its internal affairs, alleging for the first time that Washington has fueled a bitter post-election dispute. A state television channel in Iran says the government summoned the Swiss ambassador, who represents U.S. interests in Iran, to complain about American interference. The two countries broke off diplomatic relations after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. An English-language state-run channel quoted the government as calling Western interference "intolerable."
  • "Basically Decent" (Obama insults Americans <i>Again</i>

    09/16/2008 10:25:21 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 62 replies · 543+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9-16-2008 | Yuval Levin
    "The one thing that I want to insist on is that, as I travel around the country, the American people are a decent people. Now they get confused sometimes. You know, they listen to the wrong talk radio shows or watch the wrong TV networks, um, but theyre, theyre basically decent, theyre basically sound." - Barack Obama, speaking at a Planned Parenthood rally
  • McCain Responds to Obama's Reported Undermining of the Commander-In-Chief During Wartime

    09/15/2008 5:01:12 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 346 replies · 1,357+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 15, 2008 | Andy McCarthy
    McCain Responds to Obama's Reported Undermining of the Commander-In-Chief During Wartime [Andy McCarthy] The McCain Campaign has issued a statement responding to the report from Amer Taheri (see today's web briefing) that Sen. Obama secretly negotiated with the Iraqi government regarding U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. McCain spokesman Randy Scheunemann stated as follows: At this point, it is not yet clear what official American negotiations Senator Obama tried to undermine with Iraqi leaders, but the possibility of such actions is unprecedented. It should be concerning to all that he reportedly urged that the democratically-elected Iraqi government listen to him rather than...
  • U.S. House Speaker Pelosi, Democratic Rep. Ellison tour Jerusalem holy sites

    03/31/2007 2:02:12 PM PDT · by radar101 · 40 replies · 821+ views
    HAARETZ ^ | 31 March 2007 | Not Identified
    The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, toured Jerusalem holy sites Saturday alongside a congressional delegation that included Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress. The tour was part of the congressional delegation's first full day in Jerusalem, the first stop on their fact-finding trip to the Middle East. The group arrived Friday. Flanked by security guards, Pelosi and the delegation toured the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christians believe Jesus' body was buried, in Jerusalem's Old City. They also visited the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, where Jews have...
  • Iranian Interference a Force-Protection Issue, General Says

    02/14/2007 5:23:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2007 An influx of Iranian weapons and munitions into Iraq amounts to a major force-protection issue, a senior coalition official in Iraq said today. Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told a group of online journalists that Iranian interference in Iraq, particularly the export of deadly explosively formed penetrator components and technology, must be made public after diplomatic and military efforts to deter the practice had been unsuccessful. Were going to go public, talk about this and acknowledge it, Caldwell said. We need these actions to stop. Attributing much of the...
  • Gates, Pace: No Plans for War, But U.S. Wont Tolerate Irans Interference

    02/02/2007 4:17:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 435+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2007 The United States has no plans to go to war with Iran, but it wont tolerate Iranian activities that are endangering U.S. troops in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters today during a Pentagon news conference. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak with reporters at a Pentagon roundtable briefing, Feb. 2. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby'(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The president has made clear, the secretary of state has made clear, Ive made clear...
  • VANITY: Anybody else have Arabic(?) interference on radio or phone?

    01/20/2007 4:08:13 PM PST · by Pirate21 · 26 replies · 571+ views
    my radio; acquaintence's phone | 01/20/2007 | Pirate21
    Too weird to be coincidence. This afternoon while listening to the radio, the broadcast was interrupted by a trasmission of someone speaking a foreign language. My thought, 'I don't think that's quite Spanish. Is that Arabic?' Went back to work around the house and forgot about it. This evening, an acquaintence called to tell me about something odd that happened to them. They made a phone call, and when the other party picked up and said hello, the call was interrupted by someone speaking in a foreign language. "I didn't think it quite sounded like Spanish. I don't know if...
  • Surprise : Polling Problems in Florida,Indiana, Pennsylvania and Elsewhere !!

    11/07/2006 9:08:36 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 15 replies · 480+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 11/07/06 | vanity
    Who would have imagined such a thing ? Voting machines supplied by sock puppets for Hugo Chavez don't function properly ? An "onslaught" on the polling places in Philadelphia ? (Had Republicans been behind this , your TV sets would have exploded by now !)
  • UN On Verge of Mideast Deal: Bolton

    08/11/2006 7:36:22 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 18 replies · 535+ views
    Al-Reuters ^ | 8/11/2006 | EagleUSA
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Friday that negotiators were on the verge of an agreement on a draft resolution calling for a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah. "We are now very, very close to agreement and our aspiration to have a vote at the end of the afternoon remains," Bolton told reporters. More than 1,000 Lebanese and 121 Israelis have been killed in the five-week-old war. Throughout Thursday, negotiators believed they had achieved a breakthrough. But the deal came apart when Beirut rejected deployment of additional U.N. troops under Chapter 7 of the U.N....
  • Britain Leads EU Charge to Undermine US Climate Change Policy

    07/22/2006 6:12:32 AM PDT · by intl trader · 7 replies · 2,702+ views
    Financial Times ^ | July 17, 2006 | Lawrence Kogan
    In a startling report revealing a tale of transatlantic espionage not witnessed since the glory days of 007, the London-based Financial Times recently detailed how Britain, supposedly Americas closest European ally, has been leading a multi-year European undercover ('back-door') effort within the United States to undermine U.S. climate change policy. While this is not surprising, it does smack of interference with another nation's policies. It also happens to confirm prior ITSSD research, readily accessible on its website.
  • Mexico aims to maintain easy flow over border

    05/29/2006 7:34:02 AM PDT · by LostInTheWoods · 29 replies · 868+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 29, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    Maricopa County Attorney Andrew P. Thomas in Phoenix accuses Mexico of being behind a lawsuit challenging Arizona's alien-smuggling law. He has asked the State Department to protest Mexico's "concerted attempts to undermine" U.S. law and its "interfering in the internal affairs" of Arizona. "The citizens of the state of Arizona will be deprived of their right to uphold public order and to protect themselves against the Mexican government's systematic, unlawful export of humanity into the state," Mr. Thomas told The Washington Times...
  • Congress Raises Broadcast Flag For Audio

    03/03/2006 1:36:32 PM PST · by steve-b · 10 replies · 519+ views
    CNET ^ | 3/2/06 | Declan McCullagh
    Digital radio receivers without government-approved copy-prevention technology likely would become illegal to sell in the future, according to new federal legislation announced Thursday. Rep. Mike Ferguson, a New Jersey Republican, said his bill--which would enforce a so-called "broadcast flag" for digital and satellite audio receivers--was necessary to protect the music industry from the threat of piracy....
  • Report: U.S. asked PA to help Kadima

    03/01/2006 5:02:14 AM PST · by Piranha · 4 replies · 394+ views
    ynet news (Yediot Achronot) ^ | March 1, 2006 | Roee Nahmias
    American interference in elections? Washington has asked the Palestinians to delay the formation of a Hamas-led government until after the March 28 general elections in Israel for fears that the Islamic groups effective control of Palestinian affairs might weaken Kadimas showing in the poll. According to the London-based Arabic daily al-Quds al-Arabi, David Welch, the U.S. Envoy for Near Eastern Affairs, told leader Mahmoud Abbas on a visit last week that Washington wishes to see the formation of a Hamas-led government delayed. Under Palestinian law, Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas designated prime minister, has five weeks to form a government since Abbas...
  • Issa, Border Patrol at odds

    07/26/2005 11:48:02 AM PDT · by radar101 · 11 replies · 379+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | July 26, 2005 | ROCKY SALMON and LEEZEL TANGLAO
    Closing the Temecula and San Clemente checkpoints would improve the Border Patrol's chances of catching undocumented immigrants and seizing illegal drugs, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, said Monday. But Border Patrol officials said the interior checkpoints take criminals and illegal drugs off local streets while deterring smugglers from using major highways. Traffic issues at the San Clemente and Temecula checkpoints stretch back a decade.In 2000, the Temecula checkpoint came under similar fire from motorists, who reported delays of about 30 minutes. The issue came to a head in 2004 when agents caused a 25-mile back up on New Year's Eve. In...
  • When Court Clerks Rule-(eye opener! SCOTUS clerks often pen decisions of justices!-eg.Roe v.Wade)

    05/31/2005 4:15:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 844+ views
    LA TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 29, 2005 | David J. Garrow,
    The recent release of Justice Harry A. Blackmun's private Supreme Court case files has starkly illuminated an embarrassing problem that previously was discussed only in whispers among court insiders and aficionados: the degree to which young law clerks, most of them just two years out of law school, make extensive, highly substantive and arguably inappropriate contributions to the decisions issued in their bosses' names. Even Roe vs. Wade, Blackmun's most famous decision, which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, owed lots of its language and much of its breadth to his clerks and the clerks of other justices. A decade later,...
  • French Lawmaker Targets Obesity Problem (Gov telling you what's good for you)

    04/02/2005 6:59:57 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 29, 2005 | AP
    PARIS - All that gourmet food, coupled with those slim waistlines, has long stood as one of the wonders of France. No more. France is getting fat and some lawmakers are worried. On Tuesday, a Socialist deputy filed a proposal to attack the problem through legislation. Lawmaker Jean-Marie Le Guen said he wants to make the fight against fatness a "veritable goal of public health." According to Le Guen, 11-12 percent of young children are obese. He said the figure was expected to rise to 20 percent within two decades. The 10-article text of the proposal filed with the National...
  • Fort Detrick Radio System Jams Remote Garage Doors

    02/27/2005 6:06:22 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 22 replies · 663+ views
    WTOP Radio Network ^ | 27 FEB 2005 | The Associated Press
    FREDERICK, Md. - A new radio system at Fort Detrick will improve communication with the Pentagon. The downside: some people may have to open their garage doors the old-fashioned way. The Land Mobile Radio system will allow Fort Detrick and 10 other Army installations in the Washington region to communicate with the Pentagon and civilian emergency personnel by hand-held radios. In a suburban sacrifice to emergency preparedness, Frederick residents could experience a rash of dead door openers in coming days, as the Army's Fort Detrick begins using a new radio system linking local and federal government emergency personnel. The new...
  • Internet noise threatens emergency radio

    01/17/2005 11:06:27 AM PST · by anotherview · 34 replies · 1,131+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 14 January 2005 | Barry Fox
    Internet noise threatens emergency radio 10:31 14 January 2005 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition Barry Fox After the tsunami hit Sri Lanka on 26 December, Victor Goonetilleke, head of the island's amateur radio society, delivered a short-wave radio set and two 12-volt car batteries to the prime minister's emergency headquarters in Colombo. At the same time, three of his friends drove through the devastation to Hambantota, on the hard-hit south-east coast, where they set up another battery-powered short-wave radio. For two days, while the military struggled to restore electricity supplies and phone lines, the prime minister was able to...

    12/18/2004 10:33:46 AM PST · by forest · 8 replies · 1,252+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #330 ^ | 12-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Out of the mouth of children, as they say, comes some heartbreaking truths. This time it was high school students. But never mind, the concept holds. Also, apparently all American Government classes are not taught by socialist leaning teachers. There was a class of forty students. The students were broken down into four groups of ten. Each group was to have a few days to work on a "special" project and not to consult with anyone in any other group until the results were presented in class. What the four groups did not know is that each group was provided...
  • U.S. Warns Iran Against Iraq Interference

    12/08/2004 1:11:21 PM PST · by crushelits · 33 replies · 764+ views ^ | Dec. 08, 2004 | TERENCE HUNT
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration cautioned Iran on Wednesday against trying to influence the outcome of Iraq (news - web sites)'s election, reacting to fears that Tehran is trying to produce a Shiite-dominated Islamic government in Baghdad. Bush talked about Iran in meetings Monday with Jordan's King Abdullah II and Ghazi al-Yawer, the interim Iraqi president, both Sunni Muslims. Iran and Syria joined other nations at an international conference on Iraq last month at the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in pledging to contribute to Iraq's stability and to prevent terrorists from coming into Iraq, White House press secretary...
  • The rise and fall of Annanistan

    11/22/2004 4:57:05 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 564+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov. 22, 2004 | Ed Lasky
    Recent history has seen the emergence on the world stage of two transnational groups which have committed, aided and abetted terror worldwide: Osama Bin Ladens al Qaeda and Kofi Annans United Nations. Because the UN has been cloaked with an aura of legitimacy it should not enjoy, it has been granted or greedily assumed powers it should never possess. The United Nations has been so completely been shaped by the failures of its presiding leader Kofi Annan that this octopus-like amalgamation should be characterized as Annanistan. A requirement of world peace is that Annanistan be not just contained, but that...
  • Border Patrol pushes for permanent checkpoints

    11/07/2004 8:04:08 PM PST · by JackelopeBreeder · 13 replies · 616+ views
    KVOA - TV4, Tucson ^ | 7 November 2004 | Peter Busch
    The Tucson sector is the only area in the Southwestern United States where Border Patrol agents are not allowed to set up permanent checkpoints. Instead, agents rotate to various locations in the sector. "That takes time. That means we're gonna be down for certain periods of time," says agent Andy Adame. The idea behind these temporary checkpoints is to catch smugglers by surprise, but critics say this doesn't work because smugglers usually have someone driving a few miles in front of them, to radio back the location of the checkpoint. The sector's new chief, Mike Nicley, says the solution is...
  • Queen tells Government to pressure US on climate policy

    11/01/2004 1:35:13 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 37 replies · 617+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 1, 2004
    London: The Queen has made a rare intervention in world politics by warning the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, of her grave concerns over the policy of the United States towards global warming, a newspaper said. The Observer reported yesterday that the Queen is understood to have asked Mr Blair's office to lobby the US after observing the alarming impact of Britain's changing weather on her estates at Balmoral and Sandringham. "There has been dialogue between Downing Street and Buckingham Palace on all issues relating to climate change including the US position and the latest science," said one of Britain's...
  • George Soros Now Doubts a Kerry Victory (says will join a monastery if Bush wins)

    10/28/2004 2:14:18 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 262 replies · 15,862+ views ^ | 10/28/04 | Dave Eberhart
    WASHIGTON, D.C. Billionaire investor, donor to radical causes and political activist George Soros, speaking at the last hurrah event of his whirlwind anti-Bush tour, told a luncheon audience at the National Press Club: Now that I am at the end of my tour, I am not reassured... The race is too close for comfort. I embarked on the tour because I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected, Soros conceded. Asked what he will do if George W. Bush wins another term, Soros lamented, I...
  • Anita Roddick, Body Shop Founder, Weighs in on The Bush Administration

    10/26/2004 8:43:58 AM PDT · by prfix · 26 replies · 1,211+ views
    Know Your Body Shop. Body Shop Founder and executive, Anita Roddick, has some choice words to say about President Bush and his Administration in her continuing efforts to influence the US Election in Kerry's favor.
  • Bob Schieffer at it again

    10/24/2004 8:03:29 AM PDT · by Time is now · 4 replies · 320+ views
    TV ^ | 10/24/04 | Vanity
    I just watched that hack Bob Shieffer try and deflect criticism for the sorry picture posted on Drudge of Terrrrrreza Hienz quaffing beer at a recent rally. She looked drunk. Good ole Bob claimed "Why don't politicians let it all hang out once in awhile, it may do everyone some good." Sad sack.....
  • FCC adopts rules for broadband over power line

    10/18/2004 6:43:55 AM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 26 replies · 1,033+ views
    Mobile Radio Technology ^ | Oct 15, 2004 | Donny Jackson and Glenn Bischoff
    FCC commissioners yesterday unanimously approved rules for broadband over power line (BPL) technology, which policymakers hope will provide the elusive third broadband access line into most U.S. homes and reduceor eliminatethe need to regulate the broadband industry. Certainly the most outspoken opposition to BPL has come from the amateur radio community, which has claimed that BPL will create interference with its operations. FCC Chairman Michael Powell called amateur radio operators an important resource and expressed hope that the rules the FCC has created will protect them, but he said obstructing the deployment of BPL is not an option. The potential...
  • My fellow non-Americans ... (Brits telling the Buckeyes who to vote for -NOT KIDDING)

    10/14/2004 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 88 replies · 1,625+ views
    Guardian ^ | October 13, 2004 | Oliver Burkeman
    My fellow non-Americans ... The result of the US election will affect the lives of millions around the world but those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it - until now. In a unique experiment, G2 has assembled a democratic toolkit to enable people from Basildon to Botswana to campaign in the presidential race. And with a little help from the folks in Clark County, Ohio, you might help decide who takes up residence in the White House next month. Oliver Burkeman explains how Get the name of a US voterOliver BurkemanWednesday October 13,...
  • Lebanon Loses Again

    09/05/2004 11:58:14 AM PDT · by forty_years · 543+ views ^ | September 5, 2004
    Ah, the travails of a tiny country caught at the crossroads of greater powers. Sound familiar? Lithuania? Armenia? Israel? There have been so many holocausts that we could easily pick one out of a hat and discuss it. But because of recent developments in Damascus and Beirut, well discuss Lebanon today. In a move I found quite surprising, the U.N. Security Council voted Friday in, support for a free and fair electoral process in Lebanon's upcoming presidential election, conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence. The new U.N. resolution also called for, the restoration of...
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker burns (Canadian Conservative leader Stephen) Harper

    06/24/2004 3:31:31 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 29 replies · 305+ views
    CBC News ^ | June 24, 2004 | CBC
    WASHINGTON - U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore sounded off Wednesday on Canada's election, warning voters not to elect a Conservative government. Moore, in Washington for the official American premiere of his movie Fahrenheit 9/11, said he hopes his film will convince Canadians to bypass Stephen Harper. "You've got four days after it opens, to get people out to the polls to make sure that Mr. Harper doesn't become your next prime minister," he said. "We're trying to get rid of our conservative, you know. We're going one way, you guys shouldn't be going the opposite direction," said Moore, whose new documentary...
  • FCC Extends BPL Reply Comments Filing Deadline

    06/08/2004 8:03:03 PM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 5 replies · 197+ views
    FCC Extends BPL Reply Comments Filing Deadline NEWINGTON, CT, May 27, 2004--The FCC has extended the deadline to file reply comments in its broadband over power line (BPL) proceeding, ET Docket 04-37, from Tuesday, June 1, to Tuesday, June 22. The Commission released its BPL Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) February 23, and the initial comment deadline passed May 3. The FCC acted on a request from the National Antenna Consortium and the Amherst Alliance (NAC/Amherst) for a much longer filing deadline extension. The NAC/Amherst petition cited the anticipated release of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Phase...
  • School Administrators back programs about smoking, drinking at students' homes

    05/05/2004 9:15:34 AM PDT · by Chummy · 55 replies · 216+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2004 | Scott Williams
    Parents upset by school talks about family Administrators back programs about smoking, drinking at home By SCOTT WILLIAMS Muskego - It started out as typical small talk with her 8-year-old son. But it left Michelle Kagan feeling invaded. Asked what he did in school that day, her third-grader reported that he met with other students to talk about whether his parents drink too much. Her son was part of a counseling program known as Concerned Others that is intended to help children deal with worrisome family issues. But Kagan and other parents say the program goes too far with group...
  • A Kerry White House Would Reopen the 'War on the West' Says Idahoan

    03/03/2004 4:31:22 PM PST · by hardhead · 6 replies · 232+ views
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | March 1, 2004 | C. L. "Butch" Otter
    President Bush is leading steady progress toward a more rational, realistic and responsible approach to a host of environmental and resource issues close to the hearts of all Idahoans. For three years, the Bush administration has been encouraging stewardship, engaging those who know and understand the issues best. The idea is that people most influenced by federal policies should play a larger role in developing them. The president is committed to being a partner with local folks in the best interest of people and the resources on which they depend. President Bush is working to roll back policies from eight...
  • Justice Dept. Demands Abortion Records

    02/13/2004 1:33:27 PM PST · by OfandFrom · 16 replies · 216+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/12/04 | Associated Press
    February 12, 2004 Justice Dept. Demands Abortion Records By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 11:23 p.m. ET NEW YORK (AP) -- Under fire from abortion-rights groups, Attorney General John Ashcroft insisted Thursday that doctor-patient privacy is not threatened by a government attempt to subpoena medical records in a lawsuit over the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. At stake are records documenting certain late-term abortions performed by doctors who have joined in a legal challenge of the disputed ban. President Bush signed the act into law last year. Critics of the subpoenas accuse the Justice Department of trying to intimidate doctors and...
  • DFUSONG: Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Steve sings it)

    10/17/2003 7:47:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 205+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 10-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME Take me out to the Cubbies...I scored wonderful seats If a foul ball should be coming near...I will grab me that great souvenir 'Cause these tickets cost a whole paycheck...I have a warning for you No one had better get in my watch out, Alou
  • (re-post without last name) DFU SONG: Windy (bonehead Cub fan Steve)

    10/15/2003 11:51:10 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 51 replies · 495+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 10=-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - WINDY - keep scrolling down to find the midi) Who's the new goat in our Windy City...who is the bonehead in the Cubs hat? He screwed it up, and it wasn't pretty Everyone's Stevie Who is the guy who kept the curse going...who is the guy who's dumb as a rock? Just like the wind on our lake, he's blowing Everyone's Stevie Hey, Stevie, your life is what are you gonna do? That play was there for Alou It's time to's time to move Who's the new guy in Witness Protection...who is the...

    09/21/2003 11:55:59 PM PDT · by kattracks · 317 replies · 1,268+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/03 | KENNETH LOVETT
    <p>September 22, 2003 -- ALBANY - Smoking even in the privacy of your own car could be banned under one of at least five state bills introduced in the past year to limit where a person can light up.</p> <p>From public beaches to carnivals to a person's private vehicle, the legislation would make it more difficult for smokers to take a drag.</p>