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  • Jeb Bush Identified As ‘Hispanic’ On Voter Registration Form

    04/06/2015 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Daller ^ | April 6, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush marked himself down as Hispanic on a voter registration form that asked for his “race/ethnicity” in 2009, according to a document posted online by The New York Times. [Snip] Bush was born to two white parents. But he speaks Spanish, married a woman born in Mexico and once lived in Venezuela.
  • I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people

    01/20/2015 10:02:13 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 177 replies
    Salon ^ | Jan 19, 2015 | Priscilla Ward
    I met my new roommates on Craigslist. Two white, one Chinese. Together we represented Portland, Florida, China and (with me) D.C., and as we moved into our apartment in Bed-Stuy last fall, I was excited for the potential of cross-cultural exchange. We had a get-to-know you powwow on the rooftop. We talked about ourselves, what brought us to New York. It was a warm evening in September, a couple of weeks after Michael Brown was shot, and somewhere in the mix I brought up Ferguson, hoping to spark a “conscious conversation.” Then it happened. The nightmarish response. “What’s happening in...
  • Textbook sparks furore in Mexico

    08/25/2009 3:02:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies · 1,419+ views
    BBC ^ | August 25,2009
    Primary schoolchildren are set to learn about Mexico up to the 1500s A row has erupted in Mexico after the government distributed a history textbook to primary schools which makes no mention of the Spanish conquest. The chronology of the text neatly avoids the issue by ending before the Spanish arrived in the early 1500s. Some opposition figures have seized on what they see as a calculated omission. The arrival of the conquistadors resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of indigenous people and the colonisation of Mexico. On Monday, as 25 million children started the new school term,...
  • Mel Gibson Did It Again!

    10/19/2006 4:01:14 PM PDT · by flixxx · 140 replies · 5,670+ views
    foxnews ^ | Thursday , October 19, 2006 | Father Jonathan Morris
    Never before had I made an intercontinental flight to see a movie. But that's what I did this month when I accepted Mel Gibson's invitation to preview and critique his new film “Apocalypto,” scheduled to appear in theaters on December 8th. I didn't make the trek across the ocean for entertainment value. My work as a consultant on and off the set of Gibson's “Passion of the Christ,” gave me a new appreciation of the power of well-made, serious, and widely-distributed movies. They influence culture. They affect the way we think about the story they tell. Sometimes they warp our...
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread (Labor Day/Back To School Edition)

    09/01/2006 12:50:57 AM PDT · by sully777 · 271 replies · 6,075+ views
    Barbershop.org ^ | 9-01-06 | Sully777
    It's been a long summer. The workload has increased as the hairline decreased. There is a change in the weather this week that seems to mark the start of autumn. Time to push aside the paperwork, the reports, the bills, and the everyday world of life. Time to start something nutty... Friday Silliness Begins Now Silly Songs: I Love My Lips
  • Defaults rise in California

    08/22/2006 8:16:02 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 100 replies · 2,927+ views
    Central Valley Business Times ^ | 8/21/2006 | Staff Writers
    • Q2 jumps by 67 percent year over year • Buyers done in by ‘creative mortgages’ according to figures released Monday by Foreclosures.com, a Central Valley-based real estate investment advisory firm and publisher of foreclosure property information. "Year over year at the end of the second quarter of 2006, foreclosure activity in California has increased more than 67 percent," says Alexis McGee, president of Fair Oaks-based ForeclosureS.com. The once hot housing markets in Las Vegas and Phoenix are cooling off rapidly and defaults there are on the rise as well, she says. "Both Las Vegas and Phoenix were impacted by...
  • Evidence That 2004 Election Was Stolen

    01/30/2006 8:17:56 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 118 replies · 4,613+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 20, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    As coincidence would have it, Mark Crispin Miller's new book, "Fooled Again" (Basic Books), documenting the Republican theft of the 2004 presidential election, arrived in the same mail delivery with the Jan. 12 edition of the Defuniak Springs Herald, the locally owned weekly newspaper in a Florida panhandle county seat. The Florida panhandle is thoroughgoing Republican. Even Democrats run as Republicans. Nevertheless, the newspaper's editor, Ron Kelley, believes that American political life is measured by something larger than party affiliation. In his editorial, "The Shepherds and the Sheep," Kelley reports that two Florida counties have banned any further use of...
  • Guilty When Charged

    12/28/2005 7:44:08 PM PST · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 2,205+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | Wednesday, December 28, 2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    While enjoying the Christmas season in the comfort of your home, take a minute to say a prayer for the wrongfully convicted. American prisons are full of wrongfully convicted persons. Many were coerced into admitting to crimes they did not commit by prosecutors’ threats to pile on more charges. Others were convicted by false testimony from criminals bribed by prosecutors, who exchanged dropped charges or reduced sentences for false testimony against defendants. Not all the wrongfully convicted are poor. Some are wealthy and prominent people targeted by corrupt prosecutors seeking a celebrity case in order to boost their careers. Until...
  • Clarifications on the Case for Free Trade

    12/10/2005 1:15:33 PM PST · by A. Pole · 26 replies · 590+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | Saturday, January 10, 2004 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Free trade has necessary conditions. Today these conditions are not met. This point has escaped Joe Salerno and George Reisman (both writing on Mises.org), as it has a vast number of other people. The case for free trade is based on David Ricardo’s principle of comparative advantage. Ricardo addressed the question how trade could take place between country A and country B (England and Portugal in his example) if country B was more efficient in the production of tradable goods (cloth and wine in his example) than A. In other words, if Portugal could produce both cloth and wine at lower cost than...
  • US Orders Syria To Do the Impossible

    01/26/2006 8:17:19 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 32 replies · 1,777+ views
    ChamPress ^ | Jan 26,2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Is there a person anywhere in the world who still thinks there is an ounce of sanity in the Bush administration? If so, let that person read John Bolton’s orders to Syria in the January 24 online edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. [UN Security Council calls on Syria to comply with Lebanon By The Associated Press] Bolton is Bush’s unconfirmed ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton, a neoconservative warmonger, has managed to get the UN Security Council on January 23 to instruct Syria to disband and disarm the Lebanese militias. Bolton says, "I hope in Damascus they read it...
  • Segura Tapped For Diplomatic Council On U.S.-Mexico Relations [St. Helena, CA]

    01/22/2006 3:53:57 PM PST · by DumpsterDiver · 11 replies · 247+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | January 22, 2006 | Jay Goetting
    St. Helena, CA -- Immigration specialist Rosa Segura has been elected by a Mexican government agency to a key advisory body looking at Mexican-U.S. relations and issues important to the two nations. Among the topics on the agenda are politics, economics, health and border issues. Segura was elected to a four-year term on the advisory council of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad. It is overseen by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her name was put into nomination by the Mexican Consulate, and she was elected by the general membership. The institute is a 120-member council, 100 of whose members...
  • Bill Kristol: Senate Democrats are ‘Crazy’

    12/14/2005 9:49:38 AM PST · by truthandlife · 52 replies · 2,894+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12-14-05 | Carl Limbacher
    Bill Kristol, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, said Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) are "crazy” if they believe that Americans don’t want to win in Iraq. Kristol, appearing Wednesday on Fox News Channel, made his comments in response to a press conference called by the Democrats prior to President Bush’s speech Wednesday on the progress in Iraq and the war on terrorism. Reid and Levin, looking grim during the press conference, both droned about how the president’s plan to "stay the course” in Iraq does not give hope to Americans living in the United States. "This...
  • DFU SONG: She'll Be Comin' Around the Mountain (Al Franken song)

    02/19/2005 4:31:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 421+ views
    DFU SONGS | 2-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - SHE'LL BE COMIN' AROUND THE MOUNTAIN I will smile the day Al Franken's head explodes I will smile the day Al Franken's head explodes From the valley or from the mountain, we can hear him when he's shoutin' I will smile the day Al Franken's head expldes Now the shoulders are the tallest thing on Al Now the shoulders are the tallest thing on Al I have just sent him a letter...his show surely will be better Now the shoulders are the tallest thing on Al
  • Juan Manuel Alvarez, man who caused yesterday's multiple train derailment, is a U.S. citizen

    01/27/2005 12:12:56 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 315 replies · 6,251+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 1/27/05 | Troy Anderson, Staff Writer
    Alvarez's estranged wife said he threatened her and her family and threatened to abduct their 3-year-old son, although he never physically assaulted her, according to a request for a temporary restraining order that was granted Dec. 14, The Associated Press reported. "He threatened to take our kid away and to hurt my family members," Carmelita Alvarez said. "He is planning on selling his vehicle to buy a gun and threatened to use it. He is using drugs and has been in and out of rehab twice." [SNIP] Alvarez, a U.S. citizen, watched as the train barreled into his SUV shortly...