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  • DeMint Drops Bid to Delay Action on New START (selling America OUT)

    12/15/2010 4:20:59 PM PST · by stockpirate · 190 replies · 3+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 15, 2010 | By Megan Scully and Rebecca Kaplan
    Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., backed off threats today to force a reading of the New START arms-reduction treaty after the White House assailed the delay tactic as a “new low.” Senate leaders had estimated that a full reading of the accord could take 15 hours, which would have thrown a wrench into ambitious plans to finish work on New START, an omnibus spending bill, and several other pieces of legislation before the Senate adjourns for the year.
  • Video Surfaces Showing Kurdish Girl Stoned to Death for Relationship With Iraqi Sunni Boy

    05/04/2007 1:01:09 PM PDT · by stm · 145 replies · 12,702+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 04, 2007 | Fox News
    A horrifying video showing a 17-year-old Kurdish girl being stoned to death for having a relationship with a Sunni Muslim boy has made its way onto the Web, drawing outrage and condemnation from international human rights groups. The graphic video, posted on YouTube, shows Du’a Khalil Aswad, a member of a minority Kurdish religious group called Yezidi, being stoned and kicked in the streets of Bashika, a predominantly Kurdish town near the norther capital of Mosul. The stoning happened last month but only came to light Thursday when the video was posted on YouTube.
  • (Iraqi "Honour Killing") The Moment a Teenage Girl was Stoned to Death for Loving the Wrong Boy

    05/04/2007 8:29:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies · 5,545+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd May 2007 | Daily Mail
    The Moment a Teenage Girl was Stoned to Death for Loving the Wrong Boy Last updated at 18:28pm on 3rd May 2007 A 17-year-old girl has been stoned to death in Iraq because she loved a teenage boy of the wrong religion. As a horrifying video of the stoning went out on the Internet, the British arm of Amnesty International condemned the death of Du’a Khalil Aswad as "an abhorrent murder" and demanded that her killers be brought to justice. Reports from Iraq said a local security force witnessed the incident, but did nothing to try to stop it. Now...
  • UC Santa Cruz chancellor plunges to her death (created $200K no-show job for lesbian partner)

    06/26/2006 2:46:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 78 replies · 3,121+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/26/06 | Bartendale
    Denice Dee Denton, chancellor of the University of California-Santa Cruz, apparently jumped to her death Saturday morning from the 44th floor of a San Francisco building where she shared an apartment with her partner... The nationally recognized educator had been in the eye of controversy since she arrived at UC-Santa Cruz less than a year and a half ago. But Denton had been under fire almost since the day she was named to the Santa Cruz post in December 2004 at a salary of $275,000... The UC system did not initially reveal it had also hired Kalonji to a newly...
  • UC Santa Cruz chancellor jumps to her death in S.F.

    06/24/2006 9:16:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 110 replies · 4,399+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/24/6 | Cecilia M. Vega and Jaxon VanDerbeken
    UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Denice Denton, apparently despondent over work and personal issues, died Saturday after she jumped from the roof of a 42-story San Francisco apartment building, police said. Denton's partner, Gretchen Kalonji, is listed as having an apartment in the building. Denton, a well-regarded engineer, had been named this spring in a series of articles examining UC management compensation. She had been criticized for an expensive university-funded renovation on her campus home, and for obtaining a UC administrative job for Kalonji. Denton, 46, died Saturday morning after jumping from the Paramount at Mission and Third streets, police said....
  • "Police Arrest Witness Accused Of Lying To Sniper Investigators"

    10/18/2002 4:57:12 PM PDT · by Hail Caesar · 49 replies · 694+ views
    NBC affiliate WRC-TV News Ch. 4 ^ | October 18, 2002 | WRC-TV News Ch. 4 / Associated Press
    Police Arrest Witness Accused Of Lying To Sniper Investigators Falls Church Man Faces 6-Month Jail TermFairfax County Police have arrested and charged Matthew Dowdy, 37, of Falls Church, Va., for allegedly making false statements to police.Dowdy was arrested Friday afternoon, one day after police said his account of Monday night's sniper shooting outside the Home Depot store had been discredited.He is charged with "knowingly and willfully make(ing) a materially false statement or representation to a law enforcement officer who is in the course of conducting an investigation of a crime by another". He faces up to six months in jail.Dowdy's...