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  • Obama imposes new sanctions on Russian officials, signs order authorizing broader measures

    03/20/2014 8:36:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 74 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/20/14 | AP
    President Obama announced Thursday that he is imposing sanctions on additional senior Russian officials and others over the country's annexation of Crimea, warning that broader economic sanctions could be in store if Russia does not stand down. The president, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, voiced concern that Russian military positioning could point to "further incursions" into southern and eastern Ukraine. He also issued an executive order giving the U.S. authority to impose sanctions on "key sectors of the Russian economy."
  • Proposed law would require Michigan pints of beer to hold 16 ounces

    10/08/2013 8:15:17 AM PDT · by posterchild · 50 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct 7, 2013
    LANSING, Mich., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A proposed law in Michigan is aimed at ensuring beer drinkers who pay for a pint get at least 16 ounces. The measure was introduced in the House last week, MLive.com reported. It would ban what barflies refer to as "cheater glasses" with thick bottoms so they look like they hold a pint but actually take a few ounces less. State Rep. Jim Irwin, a Democrat from the college town of Ann Arbor, said the state regulates meat and other foodstuffs to make sure buyers get what they pay for. Irwin introduced a similar...
  • Biden unveils gun measures, says Congress must act

    08/29/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 8/29/2013 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says if Congress won't act on gun control, he'll fight for a new Congress. Biden is unveiling two new steps President Barack Obama is taking on gun violence. The executive actions don't require approval from Congress, where gun legislation collapsed earlier this year. One new step will curb the import of military surplus weapons. The Obama administration is also proposing to close a loophole that lets certain weapons be registered to corporations without background checks.
  • Obama: Some Gun Control Measures 'I Can Accomplish Through Executive Action'

    01/14/2013 9:45:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    "My understanding is the vice president's going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence," said Obama. "Some of them will require legislation, some of them I can accomplish through executive action. And so I will be reviewing those today, and as I said, I will speak in more detail to what we're going to go ahead and propose later in the week.
  • More soda tax measures may be coming

    11/29/2012 11:13:17 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Carolyn Jones
    Richmond's soda tax may have faltered badly on election day, but the idea is now bubbling up in other Bay Area cities and counties. Officials in San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda County, Vallejo, El Cerrito and other jurisdictions have discussed, or plan to discuss, placing soda taxes on ballots. "We lost the election, but the movement will eventually win," said Dr. Jeff Ritterman, the Richmond city councilman who sponsored Measure N. "Momentum is on our side."
  • Tom on the California 2012 Propositions (McClintock recommendations)

    09/24/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 49 replies
    tommcclintock.com ^ | 20 September 2012 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids. NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Brown threatens to shoot the schools. Don't worry, the income taxes are only on the "very wealthy," but it turns out the "very wealthy" include many small businesses filing under sub-chapter S, meaning lower wages, higher prices and fewer jobs. California already has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country and yet has just approved a budget to spend $8 billion dollars more than it's taking in. Moral of the story: it's the spending stupid. Prop...
  • NCAA: 'Punitive measures' await [Penn State] VIDEO

    07/22/2012 2:14:08 PM PDT · by Third Person · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 22, 2012 | ESPN News Sources
    NCAA president Mark Emmert has decided to punish Penn State with severe penalties likely to include a significant loss of scholarships and loss of multiple bowls, a source close to the decision told ESPN's Joe Schad on Sunday morning. But Penn State will not receive the so-called "death penalty" that would have suspended the program for at least one year, the source said. The penalties, however, are considered to be so harsh that the death penalty may have been preferable, the source said. The NCAA will announce "corrective and punitive measures" for Penn State on Monday morning, it said in...
  • California: November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures

    07/09/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 22 replies
    November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures Proposition 30 Initiative Constitutional Amendment 1578. (12-0009) - Final Random Sample Update - 06/20/12 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Qualified: 06/20/12 Proponent: Thomas A. Willis c/o Karen Getman (510) 346-6200 Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven years. Increases sales and use tax by ¼ cent for four years. Allocates temporary tax revenues 89 percent to K-12 schools and 11 percent to community colleges. Bars use of funds for administrative costs, but provides local school governing boards discretion to decide, in open meetings...
  • PM Approves New Security Measures in Judea and Samaria

    12/14/2011 1:34:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday accepted the recommendations of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch and Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman for dealing with disturbances in Judea and Samaria. The ministers formulated the recommendations after meeting with ISA, IDF, Israel Police and State Attorney's Office teams, which were: The immediate issuing of administrative detention orders against rioters; Immediately increasing the number of those barred from various areas; Trying rioters in military courts; Giving IDF soldiers the authority to detain people; and Increasing both the number of special ISA, Israel Police, IDF and State Attorney's Office investigation teams and the resources for...
  • Obama council makes urgent plea for jobs measures (BURF Alert!! Think 'infrastructure'.)

    10/10/2011 7:02:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/10/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Decrying the human toll of the nation's economic and financial crisis, a group of corporate and labor leaders advising President Barack Obama is calling for sweeping and urgent changes in government policies, from liberalized immigration and less restrictive regulations to a more business friendly tax system and greater spending on infrastructure. In tackling the nation's economic crisis and its stubborn 9.1 percent unemployment rate, the president's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is putting the names of some of the country's top corporate CEOs as well as the head of the AFL-CIO behind proposed initiatives and policy overhauls...
  • The Floating Dollar as a Threat to Property Rights

    03/12/2011 7:12:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College) ^ | February 16, 2011 | Seth Lipsky
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 16, 2011, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. TO BEGIN, consider one of the most important measures of property, the kilogram. It’s a measure of mass or, for non-scientific purposes, weight. According to the papers last week, a global scramble is under way to define this most basic unit after it was discovered that the standard kilogram—a cylinder of platinum and iridium that is maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures—has been losing mass. You may think that this is impossible. Of all the...
  • NPT conference mulls draft of possible measures

    05/25/2010 7:50:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 179+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/10 | Michael Adler
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Israel and Iran would be expected to attend talks on making the Middle East free of nuclear weapons, according to a draft final document of a UN non-proliferation conference released Tuesday. A nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East is among the most contentious issues at the conference reviewing the 189-nation Non-Proliferation Treaty, a global mandate for fighting the spread of atomic weapons. The draft calls for an initial conference in 2012 "to be attended by all states of the Middle East, leading to the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and...
  • Time for drastic measures

    12/24/2009 9:28:41 PM PST · by aquapub · 40 replies · 1,686+ views
    Now that we have been painted into a corner with the passage of this Constitution-trampling explosion of government, we have only 4 options left before things get ugly: 1) Vote them out in 2010. This option requires much patience and will not actually mean anything unless those elected actually reverse all the spending, bailouts and takeovers. Most likely, Democrats will be punished for a few years while Republicans ride the tidal wave of public outrage into office, at which point they will throw us some symbolic scraps from the table, rather than making a serious commitment to uprooting federal tyranny....
  • Cuba plans to fight swine flu with authoritarian measures

    10/03/2009 7:54:10 PM PDT · by Saije · 9 replies · 702+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 10/3/2009 | James Anderson
    Cuba is ready to use just about everything at its disposal, from its well-oiled civil defense system to the soldiers of a totalitarian government, to keep swine flu cases to a minimum. Everything but a vaccine. As the U.S. prepares an extensive health survey for side affects from its extensive inoculation plans, Cuba’s No. 2 health official says relying on a shot to contain a world pandemic is risky as best — and demoralizing at worst. "Nobody knows if it would work," said Dr. Luis Estruch. "How safe would it be?" Cuba’s sophisticated public-monitoring system and geographic isolation as an...
  • Bush weighs new measures to help stimulate economy

    06/06/2008 12:05:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 90+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON - President Bush is considering new measures to help stimulate the battered economy, the White House said Friday. White House counselor Ed Gillespie said aides to Bush are constantly looking at options for new economic proposals. "There's a short window for the president here when it comes to new policy. We understand that," Gillespie said. "So I guess what I'm saying is, don't rule it out." Gillespie spoke before a Bush speech on the economy, timed around the ceremonial swearing-in of the president's new housing secretary, Steven Preston. In his remarks, Bush stuck to promoting his existing economic policies....
  • Border measures pushing migrants to sea

    03/13/2008 4:14:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 426+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/08 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO - The migrants board rickety boats in the dark, taking orders from inexperienced seamen. From sandy Mexican shores popular with weekend tourists, they can see downtown San Diego's lights when the sky is clear. Smugglers who charge them about $4,000 each for the illegal crossing often use two boats with different crews for the short trip, forcing them to change at sea, authorities say. That way, the hired hands will have less to tell if they are captured. U.S. officials and academics suspect heightened enforcement on land is pushing migrants to gamble their lives on the kind of...
  • CA: 4 measures have wider implications (Props 94-97, Gub wants even 'more more more' tribal gaming)

    02/04/2008 10:04:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 170+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/4/08 | James P. Sweeney - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – When Californians vote on Indian gambling agreements tomorrow, much more than the fate of those four deals may be hanging in the balance. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who negotiated the compacts, disclosed in recent days that he wants to approve a lot more tribal gaming before he leaves office in three years. “I'm interested in one thing, and one thing only, that . . . the Indian gaming tribes pay their fair share, and . . . that we in California get the money, because we need the money,” Schwarzenegger said last week. Schwarzenegger said he expects future agreements...
  • Measures Improve Afghanistan's Police Force

    11/09/2007 4:38:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 61+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2007 – Ongoing training efforts, pay reforms and weeding out corrupt individuals have improved the image and performance of Afghanistan’s police, a senior U.S. military officer said today. Today the Afghan police are being successful against the Taliban, Army Brig. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr., commander of Joint Task Force Phoenix VI, told Pentagon reporters from Afghanistan during a satellite-carried news conference. Reports filed last year of police stations being overrun by Taliban terrorists is old news, said Livingston, a National Guard officer from South Carolina who has held his current command since May. His task force...
  • CA: Governor kills fewer measures - 22 percent of bills vetoed (signs several rejected last year)

    10/01/2006 10:18:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 418+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/1/06 | Harrison Sheppard
    Reflecting a year of cooperation with Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger marked the end of the legislative bill-signing period Saturday, vetoing bills at a lower rate than in the first two years of his term and approving several measures he had previously rejected. The flurry of last-minute signings came as analysts said Schwarzenegger has taken more moderate public positions this year and departed from the more conservative and strident tone of last fall's special election campaign. "The signing decisions are more reminiscent of 2004 than 2005," said Tim Hodson, executive director of the Center for California Studies at California State...
  • Vote No on Proposition 90 In California [Rebuttal?]

    09/19/2006 12:33:37 PM PDT · by E-Mat · 24 replies · 964+ views
    Ezine Articles.com ^ | September 4, 2006 | Linda Meckler
    Do you live in a Mobile Home Park and rent a mobile home? Do you want your rent gauging stopped? Did you know that Rent Control Ordinances and the Mobile Home Residency Law could be lost if the initiative passes.We the people that live in Mobile Home Parks must all unite and defeat Proposition 90. If we do not defeat Proposition 90, we the owners of our Mobile Homes are in a world of trouble.We could lose our homes.For more information on Proposition 90 - Go to Californians Against the Taxpayer Trap =>http://noprop90.com/facts/There will not be any rent control and...
  • Republicans vow to pass immigration enforcement measures (Hastert - "We need to close our borders")

    09/09/2006 4:14:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies · 45,737+ views
    Pulse Journal ^ | 9/08/06 | EUNICE MOSCOSO
    Republicans vow to pass immigration enforcement measuresBy EUNICE MOSCOSO Cox News Service Friday, September 08, 2006 WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders said Thursday they would pass several border enforcement measures in the next few weeks, essentially sidelining a broader bill to change the nation's immigration laws. "Our border is a sieve. We are at war. We certainly need to act like we're at war. We need to close our borders," House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., told reporters. "The Congress cannot wait until next year to take on this issue." Hastert and other GOP leaders said they would move within the...
  • New Report Measures Iraq Stability, Security

    09/01/2006 2:36:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 166+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 1, 2006 – Violence in Iraqi is up, but there has been progress on the political and economic fronts, according to the Defense Department’s quarterly report to Congress, released today. The report measures stability and security in Iraq, looking at political, economic and security progress in the nation. Officials called it a “sober report that lays it all on the table.” The Feb. 22 bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra is Abu Mussab Zarqawi’s “legacy” to the Iraqi people, said Peter Rodman, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. Rodman and Rear Adm. Bill Sullivan, the...
  • U.S. unveils plan to tackle global corruption(war on kleptocracy: Kim Jong-il, the top target

    08/10/2006 11:44:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 436+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/0/06
    U.S. unveils plan to tackle global corruption Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:26 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush launched a new global campaign on Thursday to combat kleptocracy, or rampant government corruption, which he said undermines democracy and development in poor countries. "Kleptocracy is an obstacle to democratic progress, undermines faith in government institutions, and steals prosperity from the people," Bush said in a statement. Bush's National Strategy To Internationalize Efforts Against Kleptocracy follows the agreement by the Group of Eight powers at their summit in St. Petersburg, Russia to coordinate legal and financial policies to fight...
  • California voters may find new measures too taxing ($43B more borrowing,$3B in annual tax increases)

    07/09/2006 9:05:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 545+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/9/06 | Harrison Sheppard
    Despite rising voter fatigue and the growing political risks for ballot initiatives, California voters in November once again will be faced with sifting through more than a dozen measures that would add up to $43 billion in state borrowing and $3 billion in annual tax increases. Los Angeles voters also could face two extra measures as city officials weigh whether to tack on a $1 billion housing bond and a $1 billion street-paving bond. And even though the deadline for placing measures on the statewide ballot has passed, some state lawmakers are considering whether to go ahead and add measures...
  • Canada unveils new anti-terrorism measures

    06/16/2006 5:51:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 299+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/06 | Rob Gillies - ap
    TORONTO - Canada unveiled on Friday anti-terrorism measures aimed at bolstering security at the country's airports, railway systems and marine ports in the next few months. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the government also would spend more than $224 million to beef up the country's ability to detect potential terrorist attacks as part of the $1.3 billion approved in the federal budget for security. "This is how the fight against terrorism will be won ... plugging the holes, filling the gaps," Harper told a news conference at a Toronto airport cargo bay. " Some in Washington have criticized Canada's immigration...
  • CA Freepers Voter Guide,6/6/2006 Primary,Statewide Nonpartisan Offices & Measures

    05/31/2006 11:14:09 AM PDT · by E-Mat · 8 replies · 819+ views
    5/31/2006 | E-Mat
    Please use this thread to post information, discussions, or links that will help readers decide on the California Statewide Partisan Republican Ballot Offices below. Please refrain from rants, petty arguments, name calling, and other unhelpful replies. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'ConnellGrant McMickenSarah L. Knopp Diane A. LenningDaniel L. BuntingState Propositions Proposition 81 California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2006Shall the state sell $600 million in bonds to provide grants to local agencies for the construction, renovation, and/or expansion of local library facilities? Proposition 82 Preschool Education. Tax on Incomes Over...
  • CA: View on emission measures revisited (Gubby now backs capping greenhouse gas output by 2012)

    04/13/2006 8:54:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 290+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/13/06 | Andy Furillo
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday sought to dispel the notion that he has backtracked from tough measures to combat global warming, saying he "can live" with capping greenhouse gas emissions by 2012. In response to a reporter's question at UC Davis on Wednesday, Schwarzenegger characterized the 2012 caps as "a great idea" toward achieving the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 - a 25 percent cut in pollution projections from current forecasts. --snip-- Feinstein said she favored the "cap-and-trade" approach - opposed by some businesses - in which companies that exceeded greenhouse gas reduction standards...
  • Chairman Says Security, Not Body Counts, Measures Success

    11/08/2005 4:46:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 239+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2005 – Security - not body counts - is the true measure of success in Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Nov. 7 on PBS' "The NewsHour With Lehrer." Marine Gen. Peter Pace said Iraqis providing security to Iraqis is the true measure of success. "This is not about killing of people," he said. "It is about providing security for people." Pace said it would be a mistake for people to start counting bodies of insurgents and foreign fighters. He said that would send the wrong message to both American troops and Iraqi...
  • Britain unveils new anti-terror measures

    10/12/2005 10:50:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 334+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/05 | Ed Johnson - ap
    LONDON - The British government Wednesday unveiled sweeping anti-terrorism legislation designed to crack down on Islamic extremism, raising concerns from Muslim leaders, opposition parties and legal experts about the potential for infringing on civil liberties. In the wake of the July attacks on London's transit system, the government wants the power to detain terror suspects for three months without charge, outlaw attending terrorist training camps in Britain or abroad and make it an offense to glorify or encourage terrorism. "The terrorist threat facing the U.K. is real and significant and the government is determined to do all it can to...
  • Few Calif. voters back governor's measures (PPIC poll)

    08/24/2005 10:15:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 469+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/24/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters are showing little enthusiasm for two of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's three special election proposals, according to a poll that also reveals continuing discontent with the governor's job performance. The Public Policy Institute of California poll, released Thursday, is the latest in recent months to indicate the governor faces a tough task persuading voters to approve his slate of initiatives on Nov. 8. Voters said they are increasingly disenchanted with Schwarzenegger's performance, with just 34 percent saying they approve of the job he's doing. More than half also viewed the Legislature with disapproval. "What this...
  • CA: Dozens of bills fail as Assembly panel pares spending measures

    05/25/2005 6:52:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 247+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/25/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dozens of bills, including proposals to build more toll roads, control plant and animal pests and require satellite monitoring of high-risk sex offenders, were shelved Wednesday as an Assembly committee pared down spending measures. At the same time, the Appropriations Committee approved bills to recognize gay marriages, allow doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients and raise the state minimum wage. The committee held up more than a third of 506 bills that would have a significant impact on state spending or revenue and cut the cost of many of the measures it sent to the full Assembly....
  • 'Catholics Supporting Denial of 'Nutrition and Hydratiion' are not in Communion With Church'

    05/04/2005 3:10:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 415+ views
    CATHOLIC ONLINE.ORG ^ | MAY 4, 2005 | BARB KRALIS
    It is a rare person who has not heard of the recent cruel homicide of the Florida woman, Terri Schiavo. Everyone, it seemed, had a strong opinion on the subject. Yet, despite clear moral teachings on the evils of euthanasia, there are ‘Catholics’ who boast support for euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide.[1] Are these ‘Catholics’ badly formed and ignorant of their Church’s infallible teachings on the dignity and sacredness of all human life? Is it the fault of Catholic clergy for not preaching the Church’s teachings from the pulpit? In view of the clarity and frequency of the Church’s up-to-date teachings,...
  • CA: Uncertainty clouds governor's reform measures as deadline nears

    04/21/2005 7:02:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 360+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/21/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised to wage a great battle this fall in a special election showdown with the unions, the special interests and - most of all - the Democrats. But with his numbers falling in the polls and a key petition deadline approaching, there is growing uncertainty not only about which measures voters might face but even whether Schwarzenegger still wants the confrontation. "This has been a catastrophe from beginning to end," said Raphael Sonenshein, a political scientist at California State University, Fullerton. "He's proposed a year of warfare with the Democrats on issues that unite...
  • Illinois Gun-control measures approved Senate panel OKs legislation amid partisan rancor

    04/19/2005 11:10:40 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 1,130+ views
    www.pjstar.com ^ | 4 19 05 | Brian Mackey
    SPRINGFIELD - Senate Democrats on the Executive Committee hastily approved four gun-control measures Wednesday amid partisan rancor. Another Senate panel already had rejected much of the legislation, and some Republican senators repeatedly expressed disapproval at the work-around tactic. Senate Bills 1330, 1331 and 1332 were approved Wednesday even though the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected identical legislation earlier this session. Two of the Judiciary Committee's six Democrats are from downstate - Sens. James Clayborne of Belleville and Bill Haine of Alton - and both tend to vote against gun-control legislation. On the other hand, seven of the Executive Committee's eight Democrats...
  • Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters

    12/28/2004 7:55:25 AM PST · by forty_years · 108 replies · 4,692+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | December 28, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    For years, it has been my position that the threat of radical Islam implies an imperative to focus security measures on Muslims. If searching for rapists, one looks only at the male population. Similarly, if searching for Islamists (adherents of radical Islam), one looks at the Muslim population.And so, I was encouraged by a just-released Cornell University opinion survey that finds nearly half the U.S. population agreeing with this proposition. Specifically, 44 percent of Americans believe that government authorities should direct special attention toward Muslims living in America, either by registering their whereabouts, profiling them, monitoring their mosques, or infiltrating...
  • Governor considers calling special election (Schwarzenegger)

    12/12/2004 8:47:23 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 30 replies · 843+ views
    ContraCostaTimes.com ^ | 12/12/04 | Ann E. Marimow
    Governor considers calling special election By Ann E. Marimow TIMES SACRAMENTO BUREAU SACRAMENTO - After his string of ballot measure successes, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger might call a special election next year to force radical change on the Democratic-controlled state Legislature. The governor and his advisers are considering a long list of proposals to change the shape of legislative and congressional districts, require rapid disclosure of campaign donations, impose new limits on state spending and subject the Legislature to more public scrutiny. If successful, Schwarzenegger could intimidate his competition for 2006, should he decide to run for re-election. If he...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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  • CA: Governor puts victory over Indian gaming measures first

    10/22/2004 8:32:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 255+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/22/04 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made improving the state's business climate a top priority, but he has not done the same for two business-related measures on the Nov. 2 ballot. The governor has been putting most of his effort into defeating two Indian gaming initiatives that are far behind in the polls, while the business community is hoping for come-from-behind victories on two other measures. One of the measures would curb certain kinds of lawsuits filed against small businesses, and the other would require some businesses to provide health insurance for their employees. A consumer advocate whose group has...
  • CA: Candidates capitalize on Schwarzenegger .. Better odds of swaying ballot measures, analysts say

    10/17/2004 9:05:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 292+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/17/04 | Margaret Talev
    In California this election season, it's all about you-know-who. From one photograph to the next, in mailers promoting dozens of races on the Nov. 2 ballot, the only discernible difference is which Republican candidate happens to be standing at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's side. The same principle holds with many of the groups for or against this year's 16 ballot initiatives. A door hanger distributed in Los Angeles County even implores voters to "join Arnold" by defeating two initiatives on which Schwarzenegger has taken no position. --- snip --- Over the summer, during state budget negotiations, Schwarzenegger pressured the Legislature's leaders,...
  • CA: Governor opposes telephone tax for hospitals, two other measures

    10/11/2004 6:25:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 328+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/11/04 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Monday his opposition to three measures on the November ballot including Proposition 67, which would raise $500 million a year for hospitals, clinics and emergency medical services through a surcharge on telephone service. Already the governor has come out strongly opposed to two gambling initiatives and a measure that would require employers to provide health care benefits. Now Schwarzenegger is also opposing Proposition 61, which would authorize $750 million in bonds for improvements at children's hospitals and Proposition 63, which would impose new taxes on anyone with a net income of more than...
  • CA: Voters shy on two measures to tax tribal gambling, poll shows (Prop 68,Prop 70)

    10/08/2004 8:00:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 552+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/08/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is riding another winner in his opposition to two measures on next month's ballot that would expand gambling while requiring Indian tribes to give up some of their profits, a nonpartisan poll released Saturday shows. Voters oppose both initiatives, according to the Field Poll conducted before Proposition 68 proponents ended their drive Wednesday with an admission they had little chance of success. Schwarzenegger began campaigning against propositions 68 and 70 this week, saying that either one would undermine his efforts to negotiate new gambling agreements with individual tribes. He has signed pacts with 10...
  • Exclusive Poll Details Pulse Of OR Politics

    09/30/2004 6:28:00 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 13 replies · 529+ views
    KATU-TV ^ | 9/30/04 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon remains a battleground state. With the election a little more than a month away, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry are in virtual tie in the state, according to a survey conducted for The Oregonian and KATU-TV. The statewide poll of 624 voters found 47 percent favor Kerry and 45 percent support Bush, with 7 percent undecided and 1 percent opting for another candidate. The survey was conducted Friday through Monday by Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall of Portland and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points, plus or minus. The poll also found that...
  • (Santa Clara,CA) County pay issues put on ballot (Supervisors,unions have dueling measures)

    08/03/2004 10:36:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/3/04 | Mike Zapler
    The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday placed three complicated measures on the Nov. 2 ballot that could help determine how county employees are compensated -- and the cost to taxpayers. Just below the surface of the three densely worded initiatives lies a bitter battle between county officials and the unions representing attorneys, nurses and correctional officers. The unions want to boost their power at the bargaining table with a new rule that would allow an independent arbitrator to settle contract disputes. They succeeded recently in collecting 59,000 signatures, which is far more than the 42,000 needed to...
  • Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism

    07/22/2004 10:09:48 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 10 replies · 1,173+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 22, 2003 | Andrew Jaffee
    Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 22, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and his center-right coalition are standing up to Islamism, the true enemy of all civilized nations in the 21st century. Balkenende said Muslim groups “were sowing hatred, and [he] promised new anti-terror measures” in a speech to the European Parliament yesterday. On February 18 of this year, Dutch lawmakers promised to expel approximately 26,000 asylum seekers after digesting a parliamentary report which concluded … that the country's 30-year experiment in tolerant multiculturalism had been a failure, and has...
  • Championed by Schwarzenegger, ballot measures flourish

    04/16/2004 10:20:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 147+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/16/04 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has championed "direct democracy" since he was swept into office in an extraordinary recall election last year, but he's not the only force in California using voter initiatives as a form of raw political power. Several new measures are likely to appear on the November ballot, forcing Schwarzenegger to keep close watch and use his influence at times to shape major public policy initiatives and have some say over how voters might require the state to spend billions of dollars. The questions that appear to have gathered the necessary signatures by Friday's deadline include...
  • CA: Critics said measures punted on a chance at real reform

    09/13/2003 11:45:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 237+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9/13/03 | Deborah Lohse
    The Legislature took a stab at halting runaway worker's compensation insurance costs Friday by passing a package of bills it hopes will lower premiums for the state's employers. But critics said the sponsors were overly optimistic on the savings and that the measures punted on a chance at real reform. The bills are expected to be signed within days by Gov. Gray Davis.
  • CA: Davis signs measures to chip away at shortfall

    05/06/2003 7:52:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 184+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/6/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis on Monday signed a package of bills to shave $3.7 billion from the state's deficit, nine days before he reveals an updated plan to fill the rest of California's mammoth budget hole.</p> <p>"To be sure, we have a lot farther to go," Davis said before adding his signature to six bills approved by the Legislature last week.</p>
  • Emergency Measures Stepped Up As Virus Deaths Rise (SARS)

    04/03/2003 7:00:46 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 184+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-4-2003 | Leyla Linton
    Emergency measures stepped up as virus deaths rise By Leyla Linton 04 April 2003 Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada reported more deaths yesterday from a flu-like virus, which has infected more than 2,000 people and killed 80 around the world. Nearly all the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) infections in Singapore have been traced to one woman who caught the virus at a hotel in Hong Kong. Lim Hng Kiang, the Singapore Health Minister, described Esther Mok, who is still in hospital, as one of several "super infectors" of the disease. Her infection triggered a chain reaction that left 45...
  • Assault on private property

    01/12/2003 8:37:04 PM PST · by david 28 · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The Board of Trustees is placing a 980 million Bond Measure on the 2003 Ballot.
  • An Epidemic of Gas Sniffing Decimates Arctic Indian Tribe

    07/22/2002 2:37:34 PM PDT · by vannrox · 41 replies · 1,236+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 4, 2001 | By MARY ROGAN Photographs by ARLENE GOTTFRIED
    March 4, 2001 An Epidemic of Gas Sniffing Decimates Arctic Indian Tribe By MARY ROGAN Photographs by ARLENE GOTTFRIED ate last fall, in a remote village in the north of Labrador, native leaders took the extraordinary step of asking the government to take their children away. "The safety of these children is the paramount issue," explained Paul Rich, Innu tribal chief, in a statement to the provincial government requesting the removal of nearly two dozen of the village's children. "The ongoing situation is drastic, and we need to take drastic measures," the plea continued. "We insist that these children...