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  • Showdown over immigration: 'This is an invasion'

    07/03/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ed Payne, Michael Martinez and Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a small Southern California town, where angry crowds stopped detained migrants from entering their community. The sentiment carried over to a raucous Wednesday night meeting at a Murrieta high school auditorium. Border Patrol and immigration officials got an earful. "This is an invasion," attendee Heidi Klute said before a full house. :snip: Local politicians appear to be in lockstep with their constituents. "It's a nationwide problem, and little ol' Murrieta has taken the lead," said Mayor...
  • Australia liberated from their long national green nightmare

    09/08/2013 12:04:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Watts Going On ^ | 9/8/13 | Anthony Watts
    Today is a great day not only in Australian history, but also in world history. It marks the day when people of character and sensibility pushed back against an overwrought and pointless green agenda, and pushed back in a big way. They’ve had enough, and they’ve scraped the Krudd off their shoes and are moving forward. Tony Abbot has won the Australian election in a landslide, and vows to abolish the carbon tax as a first order of business. Abbott has declared Australia is “once more open for business” in claiming victory in Saturday’s election. It is a huge blow...
  • Wendy Long wins GOP Senate primary but Turner is Staten Island's choice

    06/28/2012 12:20:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | June 27, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    East Shore Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, right, joins Wendy Long at last night's victory party in Manhattan. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Attorney Wendy Long rolled to victory in the state Republican U.S. Senate primary last night, and will face U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in the Nov. 6 general election. But Rep. Bob Turner looked to be the winner on Staten Island. With 96 percent of the statewide vote counted, according to The Associated Press, Ms. Long had 69,168 votes, good for 51 percent. Turner had 48,429 votes, or 36 percent, while Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos had 18,307 votes,...
  • Wendy’s No Long-Shot (NY's US Senator Gillibrand slayer? Gilli "tied for No. 1 Most Liberal.")

    05/04/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 3, 2012 | Interview of Wendy Long by Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The Left has accused Republicans of a “war on women,” but New York Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand could wind up running against a woman in the fall. The contest for who will face Democrat Gillibrand is on, and Wendy Long discusses what a Senator Long would look like with Kathryn Jean Lopez. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What do you have against Senator Gillibrand?WENDY LONG:  National Journal recently came out with its annual congressional rankings — the gold standard in political measuring sticks. Kirsten Gillibrand was tied for No. 1 Most Liberal Member of the United States Senate. She’s metamorphosed from...
  • Who's watching the pipelines in Long Beach?

    09/19/2010 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Press-Telegram, Long Beach, ^ | 9/19/10 | Kristopher Hanson*
    LONG BEACH -- Home to the nation's largest port complex and near almost half of California's 21 oil refineries, Long Beach is a community crisscrossed with hidden, aging pipelines pumping hazardous and flammable materials in every direction, around the clock, 365 days a year. Buried beneath major thoroughfares and snaking under homes, schools and businesses, hundreds of miles of pipe transport petroleum, natural gas, chemicals and other materials to distribution centers and customers who rely on the fuels.
  • AP Bias on Full Display: Reporter Omits Democrat Link to Scandal, Highlights GOP Affiliation

    06/14/2010 8:28:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 752+ views
    On Monday (June 14), Associated Press reporter Colleen Long wrote two articles about two different criminal cases in New York State, both involving political operatives accused of breaking the law. The first was about "Hank Morris... adviser to former state comptroller Alan Hevesi, [who] has been accused of taking kickbacks and other payments...." The second was about John Haggerty, who is accused of duping New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg into giving him money for campaign expenses and then using the money for personal expenses instead. The story about Morris never mentioned that he was a Democrat political consultant, or...
  • Crisis Imperils Liberal Benefits Long Expected by Europeans [Keep Importing More Third World!]

    05/22/2010 5:23:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 595+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 22nd 2010 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    Crisis Imperils Liberal Benefits Long Expected by Europeans By STEVEN ERLANGER May 22, 2010 PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II. Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. Europeans have benefited from low...
  • NY Times: Crisis Imperils Liberal Benefits Long Expected by Europeans

    05/22/2010 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 1,046+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2010 | By STEVEN ERLANGER
    PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II. Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. Europeans have benefited from low military spending, protected by NATO and the American nuclear umbrella. They have also translated...
  • Snyder Includes Money for Little Rock Shooting Victims in Bill (Army Pvt. William Long)

    05/25/2010 5:00:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Snyder Includes Money for LR Shooting Victims in BillBy The Associated Press 5/24/2010 9:18:12 AM LITTLE ROCK -- An addition to an amendment of a defense spending bill being considered by the U.S. House this week could mean money for victims of the shootings last June outside a Little Rock military recruiting center. During a meeting of the House's Armed Services Committee, Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., suggested the change to the Republican amendment, which originally was designed to help victims of a shooting last November at Fort Hood, Texas. Now the legislation acknowledges that the shooting death of 23-year-old Army...
  • Alan Grayson must go; Florida Deserves better.

    04/07/2010 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 9 replies · 366+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 04-07-10 | Robert Ehrenkaufer
    The search for conservative candidates goes on. The next stop on this cross country electorial voyage leads us to Florida's 8th Congressional District. Florida's 8th seat is currently occupied by the bombastic, and more than a little grandiose, Alan Grayson. You may remember Grayson as the one who claimed the Republican health care plan amounted to Americans dying quickly. Now he is off attacking doctors who indulge in free speech; I digress. In any case the Republican side of the field is a bit crowded with Kurt Kelly, Todd Long, Patricia Sullivan, Prince Brown, William Collins IV, Peg Dunmire, Dan...
  • Prosecutor: Won't waive death penalty in GI shootings (Al-Qaida perp now pleads guilty)

    01/22/2010 3:19:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Arkansas Online ^ | 1/22/10 | Andrew DeMillo
    Prosecutor: Won't waive death penalty in GI shootingsBy By Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press Friday, January 22, 2010 5:11 p.m. A prosecutor said Friday that he won’t waive the death penalty in the slaying of a soldier outside an Arkansas military recruiting center after the suspect asked to change his plea and claimed ties to al-Qaida. Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley said he still planned to move forward with the June trial of Abdulhakim Muhammad, who faces capital murder and attempted capital murder charges. Pvt. William Long of Conway was killed in the June 1 shooting in Little Rock. Pvt....
  • Breaking: Iran Test-Fires Long-Range Missile

    12/16/2009 12:19:29 AM PST · by jcb2009 · 51 replies · 3,195+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2009 | Fox News
    The report described the launch of an "improved Sejil 2 missile" as successful and said the missile had a range greater than 1,250 miles — putting Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf within reach. The launch came after Israel's military intelligence chief said Tuesday that Iran is close to a "technological breakthrough" that would enable it to build nuclear weapons. Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin said Iran has enough nuclear material for a warhead and is close to being able to build one. He didn't specify the new technology or say when he expects Iran to reach such a capability....
  • Welcome to Govt Health Care: "Long lines await flu shots."

    10/24/2009 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 10 replies · 507+ views
    Dinah Lord. ^ | October 24, 2009 | Dinah Lord
    All across the country: Michigan, Delaware, California, Oklahoma, West Virginia and more.
  • How Government Solved the Health Care Crisis

    09/09/2009 2:45:39 PM PDT · by secretagent · 11 replies · 807+ views
    libertariannation ^ | 1994 | Roderick T. Long
    Today, we are constantly being told, the United States faces a health care crisis. Medical costs are too high, and health insurance is out of reach of the poor. The cause of this crisis is never made very clear, but the cure is obvious to nearly everybody: government must step in to solve the problem. Eighty years ago, Americans were also told that their nation was facing a health care crisis. Then, however, the complaint was that medical costs were too low, and that health insurance was too accessible. But in that era, too, government stepped forward to solve the...
  • Taking the pulse of extremist groups (left-wing Muslim terrorism on the rise?)

    06/13/2009 4:06:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 381+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/12/09 | Bob Drogin
    Taking the pulse of extremist groupsIs domestic terrorism on the rise? Is there a trend in the recent violence? Experts on the subject disagree. By Bob Drogin June 12, 2009 Reporting from Silver Spring, Md. -- A day after an anti-Semite allegedly shot and killed a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, experts disagreed about whether it was an isolated event or the latest sign of a growing threat by domestic hate groups. The danger appeared to come from two directions: far-right fanatics who feed on domestic conspiracy theories and Muslim extremists who oppose U.S. policies...
  • Judge blocks phone for suspect in soldier shooting (leftist terrorist calls pals @ AP twice)

    06/12/2009 5:51:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 757+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/12/09
    Judge blocks phone for suspect in soldier shootingAP - Friday, June 12 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A judge has blocked jail telephone access for a man accused of killing a soldier outside an Army recruiting center in Arkansas. Abdulhakim Muhammad, 23, has called The Associated Press twice this week to discuss the shooting of Pvt. William Andrew Long. Little Rock District Judge Alice Lightle sent a letter to the Pulaski County jail, ordering jailers to bar Muhammad from using the phone, except to speak to his lawyer. A spokesman for the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office declined Thursday to release the...
  • Perfectly Reasoned Justification for the Murder of Pvt. Long

    06/11/2009 8:01:38 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 577+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-09 | Wordsmith
    Carlos Bledsoe/Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad/Abdulhakim Bledsoe/Human Pondscum gave an interview to the Associated Press, reported yesterday, in which he justifies the killing of Private William Andrew Long as not murder, "because U.S. military action in the Middle East made the killing justified.": "I do feel I'm not guilty," Abdulhakim Muhammad told The Associated Press in a collect call from the Pulaski County jail. "I don't think it was murder, because murder is when a person kills another person without justified reason." ~~~ Muhammad told the AP he admitted to his actions to police and said he was retaliating against the U.S....
  • Gag Order Issued in Army Recruiter Shooting Case

    06/09/2009 9:17:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1,681+ views
    Fox ^ | 6/9/09 | ap
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A judge has issued a gag order in the capital murder case against the man accused of killing one soldier and wounding another at a military recruiting office in Arkansas. Judge Alice Lightle issued the order Monday after prosecutors requested it to block court officials and police from discussing the case
  • Coverage uneven for abortion doctor and soldier

    06/05/2009 8:50:36 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 6 replies · 459+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-5-09 | Jennifer Harper
    The press paid far more attention to the killing of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller than it did to Army recruiter Pvt. William Andrew Long. The numbers here...
  • Crowd rallies in support of troops where soldiers shot (After Action Review of AR FREEP)

    06/04/2009 7:25:39 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 117 replies · 4,829+ views
    Arkansas News Bureau ^ | 04 JUN 09 1700hrs | By Rob Moritz
    Crowd rallies in support of troops where soldiers shot Posted on 04 June 2009 By Rob Moritz Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK — Dozens of people rallied in support of U.S. military personnel Thursday outside a recruiting center where two soldiers were gunned down this week. Pvt. William Long died and another soldier, Pvt. Quinton I. Ezeagwula, was wounded in the attack Monday at the Army-Navy Career Center in west Little Rock. Police arrested Abdulhakim Muhammad, 23, who has pleaded innocent in the shooting. Muhammad, born Carlos Bledsoe, converted to Islam as a teen-ager and legally changed his name in...
  • Obama Silent On Killing Of Army Solder By Terrorist But Shocked Over Tiller Murder

    06/03/2009 8:23:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 500+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-03-09 | Curt
    Mata has written a few posts on the murder on Army Private Long and it's telling how silent Obama has been over his murder.....the exact opposite reaction over the murder of abortion doctor Tiller even though its obvious the killer of Long had religious reasons: [video at site] (Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...
  • Finally: Obama’s limp statement on the jihadi attack in Arkansas

    06/03/2009 7:51:54 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 53 replies · 2,502+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 6/3/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House finally got around to releasing a statement on the jihadi attack against our troops at the Arkansas military recruitment center. Here is the entire statement: “I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.”“Senseless?” It made perfectly good sense to a vengeful Muslim convert jihadi bent on...
  • FATHER OF WILLIAM LONG SPEAKS OUT [video]

    06/03/2009 5:52:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 954+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | June 3, 2009 | n/a
    youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouVJUeI7Msw&feature=player_embedded Father describes the events of the day.
  • HONOR RECRUITERS LONG AND EZEAGWULA, White House FReep, Saturday, June 6, 2 - 4PM

    06/03/2009 3:45:37 PM PDT · by trooprally · 12 replies · 814+ views
    June 03,2009
    Once again the biased media is doing a great injustice to our brave soldiers. Tiller got accolades from the left, Long and Ezeagwula got nothing. Tiller’s killer is being as a typical of the pro-life member. Long’s killer, a prison-converted black Muslim, is not being reported except locally in Arkansas. This is the third major incident that the biased media has swept under the rug. The first was in July,2007 when a leftists anti-war radical wounded Jonathan Schrieken, Air Force, because he was angry and wanted to make a statement. The second was in May, 2009 when 4 black Muslims,...
  • Pvt. Long’s assassin roamed free because of “insufficient evidence” for wiretaps/investigation

    06/03/2009 9:58:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 752+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-03-09 | Mataharley
    Pvt. William Long was assassinated by a Muslim wannabe jihadist just over 24 hours ago. His fellow soldier, Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula was luckier... and is recouperating in a local hospital. Two of America's finest were ambushed - not while engaged in a firefight in one of Janet Napolitano's "overseas contingency operations", but in a parking lot in Little Rock, AR. In fact, neither Pvt. Long, nor Pvt. Ezeagwula, had yet been deployed to any theatre or battlefield. The two young recruits were fresh out of basic training, and not regular recruiters. Instead they were pulling some of their first duties...
  • A Climate of Hate

    06/02/2009 1:31:21 PM PDT · by euram · 2 replies · 437+ views
    RedState ^ | 06-02-09 | Caleb
    Sarah’s problem, of course, is being a smart, successful, conservative woman. On the left this is just about the worst thing a person can be, running just slightly behind black Republican. Yesterday, Playboy posted, and then removed, an “article” titled “So Right It’s Wrong - Ten Conservative Women We Hate To Love” by Guy Cimbalo. The premise was explicit. The author took ten conservative women and grotesquely elaborated on why he wanted to “hate f***” them. Yes. Hate.
  • Shooter Identified as Black Muslim (Abdul Mohammad) in fatal drive by in shooting of Army Recruiter

    06/01/2009 3:09:27 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 283 replies · 13,314+ views
    Live KARK ^ | 01 JUN 09 | dcbryan1
    Shooter identified himself as a muslim, Mr. Abdul Mohammad, formerly Mr. Bledsoe. previously of Memphis and Nashville. Recently converted to Islam while in Prison.Breaking live on LRPD press conference.
  • Bush warns of 'long and painful recession'

    09/24/2008 6:17:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 272 replies · 3,824+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/08 | Jennifer Loven
    WASHINGTON – Pressing urgently for a massive financial bailout, President Bush says the nation faces a "long and painful recession" if Congress fails to act. He says "our entire economy is in danger."
  • NYPD Officer Patrick Pogan's sworn complaint against Critical Mass bicyclist Christopher Long

    07/30/2008 10:57:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 80 replies · 2,901+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | 7/29/08
  • Face of Defense: Army Wife Makes Most of Long Separations

    03/11/2008 5:27:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 312+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Jon Fleshman
    VICENZA, Italy, March 11, 2008 – Friends, yoga, a family support group, online courses, a trip to England and a toddler lifted 24-year-old Samantha Windell out of her funk when her husband, Chase, went to war. Samantha Windell and her 14-month-son Damion check for messages on their computer from their deployed soldier, Spc. Chase Windell. Photo by Krista Brown  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The first few months after my husband deployed were miserable,” Windell admitted from her home in Bamberg, Germany. “I wanted to stay at home the whole time.” When Spc. Chase Windell deployed to Afghanistan...
  • Face of Defense: Marine Looks Back on Long Journey to Corps

    03/05/2008 3:58:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 108+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lance Cpl. Josephh R. Stahlman, USMC
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., March 5, 2008 – Although the American dream means different things to different people, one Marine with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command believes he is living his version of it. Cpl. Marek Vyskocil, the training noncommissioned officer for Marine Special Operations Advisor Group, said he has everything he could ask for in life, but that his journey began far from American soil. Vyskocil’s journey to America, the Marine Corps and MARSOC began in his home country of Czechoslovakia. He grew up in Havirov and learned to speak several languages due to...
  • Proposed Letter Requesting Sanctuary For U.S. War Resisters (Berkeley City Council)

    02/13/2008 10:48:25 PM PST · by Racehorse · 10 replies · 779+ views
    City of Berkeley Regular Meeting eAgenda ^ | 12 February 2007 | Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Max Anderson
    RECOMMENDATION: Send a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diana Finley and Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion requesting that the government of Canada establish provisions to provide sanctuary for U.S. military service members who are living in Canada to resist fighting in the Iraq War. BACKGROUND: Throughout the Vietnam War era, Canada provided a place of refuge for United States citizens seeking to resist the war. Because of Canada’s rich tradition of being a refuge from militarism, approximately 200 U.S. military service people have moved to Canada to resist fighting in the Iraq War....
  • Long, Gone Neocons

    12/28/2007 9:38:11 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 285+ views
    Reason ^ | 12/27/07 | Michael Young
    The Bush administration is no longer influenced by neocons. Instead, it's governing the way its predecessors have.Maybe 2008 will be the year when we will finally be rid of that vacuous belief that "the neocons" are in control of the Bush administration's foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East. Habits are hard to break, particularly lazy ones, but if anyone bothered to look more closely, they would see that the United States has not really engaged in what we might call a neoconservative approach to the region since at least 2004, when the situation in Iraq took a sudden...
  • When Taking A Long Time Is Seen As A Good Thing

    10/08/2007 12:09:31 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 358+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-4-2007 | University of Chicago Press Journals
    Source: University of Chicago Press Journals Date: October 4, 2007 When Taking A Long Time Is Seen As A Good Thing Science Daily — Consumers often use the length of time a service takes as a measure of its quality. The longer a session lasts, the better the value. Indeed, a new study shows that this holds true even when judging something primarily by its duration can backfire -- for example when a longer exercise program is actually less effective than a shorter regimen or for a lock-picking service. In a series of real-world and lab studies, the researchers reveal...
  • Army Chief: National Guard Vital in Long War

    08/28/2007 4:28:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 153+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 28, 2007 – The National Guard is making a vital contribution to current wars and will continue to be integral as the U.S. military enter a period of persistent conflict, the Army chief of staff said here Aug. 26. With the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks fast approaching, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. counseled citizen-soldiers and -airmen to reflect on the future. “We are at war. We are facing a period of protracted conflict. … Stop for a minute and think about what’s at stake here,” he urged those attending the...
  • THE 296-LETTER-LONG SHIMON PERES CODE [No skeptics can begin to match it from unencoded text]

    11/22/2006 11:47:18 AM PST · by Quix · 19 replies · 521+ views
    BIBLE CODE DIGEST ^ | JAN 2006; NOV/DEC 2005 | HOSHE AHARON (MORRIS) SHAK
    The 296-Letter-Long Shimon Peres Code By Moshe Aharon (Morris) Shak Copyright © January 2006 In the November/December 2005 Bible Code Digest issue, the location of Shimon Peres in the Bible code was established. The key term that described the former Prime Minister of Israel best was --will not be elected. The extension of the two-word term in both directions at the same low skip of eight sheds much light on Peres' long political career. In total, the extended will not be elected term is 296 letters long! A. The 296-Letter Code in Hebrew In numerous articles in English and...
  • (Hate crime) Victims of attack share their story (Long Beach)

    11/07/2006 8:44:30 PM PST · by wesley_windam-price · 10 replies · 1,167+ views
    Press-Telegram ^ | Nov. 3, 2006 | Tracy Manzer
    LONG BEACH - Several suspects including at least three men who savagely beat three young women in a horrific hate crime attack Halloween night remained at large Friday. The three victims - two of whom are 19 and the third 21 - agreed to sit down with a Press-Telegram reporter and discuss the painful attack in the hope that someone who knows the culprits will turn them in to police. The young women asked to be identified by only their first names of Laura, Michelle and Lauren because they and their families fear for their safety. The assault, they said,...
  • Thomas Nast and the Public School of the 1870s

    10/08/2006 11:52:32 PM PDT · by Amendment10 · 3 replies · 464+ views
    History of Education Quarterly ^ | Summer 2005 | Benjamin Justice
    "Because of the prohibition of the First Amendment against the enactment of any law "respecting an establishment of religion," which is made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, state officials may not compose an official state prayer and require that it be recited in the public schools of the State at the beginning of each school day - even if the prayer is denominationally neutral and pupils who wish to do so may remain silent or be excused from the room while the prayer is being recited." --Justice Black(?), Engel v. Vitale, 1962 Contrast the 10th A. ignoring...
  • The Long Goodbye (Tony Blair)

    09/05/2006 7:29:32 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 375+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-6-2006 | Toby Helm - Brenfan Carlin
    The long goodbye By Toby Helm and Brendan Carlin (Filed: 06/09/2006) Tony Blair has caved in to pressure from his MPs, it was reported last night, by setting May 31 next year for his resignation as Labour leader. An eight-week leadership election campaign will follow allowing a new leader — the favourite being Gordon Brown — to be chosen by July 26, when Mr Blair will step down as Prime Minister. Labour sources cast doubt on Mr Blair lasting until May No 10 described the claims as "speculative" but refused to deny their accuracy. The development followed a day in...
  • Oil extends bounce as Iran set to defy UN deadline

    08/30/2006 9:50:08 PM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 528+ views
    Reuters ^ | 30AUG06 | Reuters
    SINGAPORE, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Oil prices rose more than half a percent on Thursday as Iran looked set to defy the United Nations' deadline for halting nuclear enrichment, raising the risk of sanctions against the world's fourth-biggest exporter. U.S. oil prices climbed 40 cents to $70.43 a barrel after bouncing from a 10-week low $68.65 a barrel on Wednesday, shaking off an unexpected rise in gasoline and crude stocks. London Brent rose 52 cents to $70.70 a barrel. Later on Thursday the U.N. nuclear watchdog is likely to report that Iran has not complied with a U.N. demand to...
  • The west can't win this fight

    08/16/2006 1:58:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies · 1,378+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Wednesday, August 16, 2006 | Peter W Galbraith
    What would it take to win the Iraq War? From the perspective of Washington and London, victory is a unified and democratic Iraq capable of sustaining itself without major external military support. But Iraq has already broken up and is in the midst of a civil war. Kurdistan in the north is for all practical purposes a separate nation with its own government, army and flag. By Kurdistan law, the Iraqi Army cannot enter Kurdistan and the Iraqi flag does not fly. The Shia south is also ruled independently from Baghdad by religious parties and clerics who model their regime...
  • Chinese To Steer Viking Long Ship (Rover Sold)

    08/15/2006 6:40:50 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 576+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Christopher Hope
    Chinese to steer Viking long ship By Christopher Hope, Industry Editor (Filed: 16/08/2006) The world-famous Rover name has been sold to the Chinese, 18 months after the Longbridge plant stopped making Rover and MG cars in the west Midlands. In March BMW chief executive Helmut Panke admitted the Rover name was up for grabs BMW, the German car maker which owns the historic brand, is understood to have agreed to sell the marque - which features the iconic Viking long ship - to Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation for more than Ł11m. The two companies are planning to announce the transaction...
  • Olmert Threatens 'Long War' To Free Israeli Soldier Held In Gaza

    07/09/2006 7:11:20 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 934+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2006 | Harry de Quetteville
    Olmert threatens 'long war' to free Israeli soldier held in Gaza By Harry de Quetteville in Jerusalem (Filed: 10/07/2006) Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert insisted yesterday that a military operation in Gaza to free a captive soldier and end Palestinian rocket attacks could go on indefinitely. The remains of a car hit by an Israeli rocket He said the operation was not "on a timetable". "We're talking about a long war," he said, as the army's southern region commander threatened to pound Palestinian militants for "months". Gen Yoav Galant said: "They will think twice about launching attacks when they see...
  • Israel warns of "long war" over soldier

    07/04/2006 9:38:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 1,086+ views
    MyWay | Reuters ^ | 7/4/06 | Nidal al-Mughrabi, Allyn Fisher-Ilan
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israel warned the governing Palestinian faction Hamas that the "sky will fall on them" if they harm a captured soldier after a deadline passed on Tuesday for the Jewish state to accept a prisoner exchange. While Israeli tanks and infantry massed along the Gaza Strip's northern border for a threatened ground incursion, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the campaign to free Corporal Gilad Shalit could turn into "a long war." Three Palestinian factions, among them the Hamas armed wing, pulled out of negotiations with Egyptian mediators trying to end the standoff over Shalit, a Hamas political leader...
  • Surgery As Practiced By The Ancients Leaves Long Heritage

    07/01/2006 6:45:07 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 626+ views
    Kathimerini ^ | 7-1-2006 | Penny Bouloutza
    Surgery as practiced by the ancients leaves long heritageResearchers find that medical treatments still in use today date from antiquity By Penny Bouloutza - Kathimerini Medical practitioners in antiquity left a wealth of knowledge for doctors of the future: the main principles of the diagnosis of disease and the treatment of injuries have been known since the time of Hippocrates. Stefanos Geroulanos, professor of surgery at Zurich University and director of the intensive-care unit at the Onassis Cardiology Center, said that the first operations were performed in the Neolithic period. “Dozens of skulls have been found with holes drilled in...
  • Rumsfeld: Iraqi Democracy Progressing Apace, but Still Long Process

    06/02/2006 4:12:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 243+ views
    SINGAPORE, June 2, 2006 – The world should not be surprised at the pace in which democracy is progressing in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld takes questions from reporters at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore June 2. Rumsfeld is in Singapore for the 5th International Institute for Security Studies Asia Security Summit. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Rumsfeld is in Singapore to attend a conference of Asian and Pacific defense ministers. The new Iraqi government has come under...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad says wants Europe on his side [Ahmadinejad: Euros "losing their reputation."]

    05/27/2006 1:26:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 19 replies · 730+ views
    Reuters AlertNet ^ | 27MAY06 | Reuters
    BERLIN, May 27 (Reuters) - Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted on Saturday as saying European nations should stand by his country in the dispute over its nuclear programme or suffer damages. According to an excerpt of an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel news magazine Ahmadinejad also said he still has not decided whether to visit Germany during next month's World Cup soccer tournament. "They are losing their reputation," Ahmadinejad said, referring to European nations that have worked with the United States to hinder Iran's nuclear ambitions. In the nuclear conflict, the Europeans "should stand on the side of Iran",...
  • Iran says would hit back against any US attack [Iran concerned about "American tax payer."]

    05/26/2006 1:06:19 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies · 666+ views
    Reuters ^ | 26MAY06 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iran would hit back against any U.S. attack, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said during a visit to Baghdad on Friday. "In the event that Americans attack Iran anywhere, Iran will respond with an attack in that place," he told a joint news conference with Iraq's speaker of parliament, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani. Mottaki's remarks were translated into Arabic. But he suggested he did not believe the United States would attack Iran, saying: "We don't see that America is in a position where it would create a new crisis for the American tax payer." The United States and Iran...
  • U.S. to allow tax break on retirement accounts (one-time shot - convert IRAs into Roth IRAs)

    05/15/2006 2:48:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1,813+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 5/15/06 | David Cay Johnston
    U.S. to allow tax break on retirement accountsBy David Cay Johnston The New York Times MONDAY, MAY 15, 2006 President George W. Bush is scheduled this week to sign into law an extraordinary deal for people with retirement savings accounts. By paying $1 in income taxes before they come due, these investors can ultimately avoid taxes today that are conservatively worth $3.50. Those who cannot afford to take advantage of this deal may think about it differently, however, since the $2.50 of net tax savings is, like all of the Bush tax cuts, being financed with more government debt, which...
  • Envoy: Iran won't comply with U.N. resolutions

    04/28/2006 2:50:23 AM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 350+ views
    Associated Press by way of Ynetnews ^ | 28APR06 | Associated Press
    Iran's U.N. ambassador says Security Council not competent to deal with country's nuclear enrichment program and that Tehran is therefore not obliged to obey its decisions. Iranian nuke program 'nothing but peaceful,' ambassador states Iran will not comply with any Security Council resolution aimed at halting its nuclear enrichment program because its activities are legal and peaceful, and pose no threat to international security, Iran's U.N. Ambassador said. Ambassador Javad Zarif said he expects "a lot of pressure from the United States to impose another short-sighted decision on the Security Council" after Friday's release of a report by U.N. Nuclear...