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  • Hate U.S. values? Then, please, get out

    07/22/2017 5:43:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 7/22/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    Back in 1984 when I was a college student, I had a seasonal job as a field biologist assistant, which required camping all summer deep in the High Sierra wilderness. It was a wonderful summer living in tents and cooking over a campfire with six other students. In the evenings, we sat around the fire and cooked food, swapped stories, sang songs, read books and otherwise entertained ourselves. Once in a while we had visitors join us. One such visitor was a student from Germany named Hanna. Her stay happened to coincide with America’s Independence Day, and that evening in...
  • Mother of Paris suicide bomber says her son did not mean to kill anyone...

    11/16/2015 8:33:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Full title: Mother of Paris suicide bomber says her son did not mean to kill anyone... and claims he may have blown himself up because of STRESS The mother of a Paris suicide bomber says her son 'did not mean to kill anyone' - and claims he may have blown himself up because of stress. Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, launched a solo attack outside the cafe Comptoir Voltaire, close to the scene of the Bataclan concert hall massacre on Friday night. His brother Mohamed Abdeslam, a former council worker, was arrested in Molenbeek in western Brussels, a day after the attacks...
  • What we learned when we sent a female reporter shopping for a home-defense handgun

    06/15/2013 8:49:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/15/2013 | Jessica Stanton
    With all the latest political controversy and looming legislation over gun ownership and Second Amendment rights, it is no wonder many Americans are making the important decision to invest in a gun. In fact, there have been 72,005,482 background checks for gun purchases since President Barack Obama took office in 2008, according to FBI data. The Daily Caller decided to send this reporter to gun stores in the D.C.-Metro area to document purchasing a handgun from a female’s perspective, recording what recommendations I received and why, as well as how I was treated. My proposal was simple: I am a...
  • Gingrich regrets 2008 climate ad with Pelosi (I bet he does)

    07/26/2011 7:20:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/26/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that he regrets making a commercial with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the need to address climate change. Gingrich, who partnered with Pelosi while she was Speaker for the 2008 ad, said the spot was "misconstrued," and for that reason, he wouldn't do it again. "I was trying to make a point that we shouldn't be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment," Gingrich said on WGIR radio of the 30-second television commercial. "Obviously it was misconstrued, and it's probably one of those things I wouldn't do again." That commercial...
  • Pit pack mauls boy

    08/26/2010 7:44:02 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies
    By NBC News Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:47pm An Illinois community is mourning the death of 7-year-old Jason Walter after the boy was viciously attacked by four dogs Wednesday. Walter, his brother and mother were visiting Eric Shanklin at his rural home in Marshall County where the incident took place. According to Marshall County Sheriff Rob Russell the 7-year-old was mauled by three pit-bulls and a mixed-breed in Shanklin's driveway early Wednesday morning. Family members called 911.
  • Merrick Alpert (CT DEM Challenger) calls Blumenthal "a coward" and "a liar"

    05/18/2010 5:03:31 AM PDT · by tellw · 54 replies · 2,623+ views
    Hartford Courant Capital Watch Blog ^ | May 17. 2010 | Daniela Altimari
    <p>Alpert, who is also seeking the Democratic Senate nomination, said the Times revelations are "pretty striking" and fly in the face of Blumenthal's public image.</p>
  • Aggressive Policing Turns Muslims To Terrorism (The Misunderstood and Oppressed Religion of Peace)

    03/10/2008 4:42:24 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 20 replies · 608+ views
    AP ^ | March 10, 2008 | AP
    A study from the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University suggests that Australia's approach to stopping terrorism might actually be encouraging it. Waleed Aly from the centre says the aggressive police approach is alienating young Muslim men, who may be more likely to turn to radical groups as a result. He says a community-based approach may be more effective than a hardline approach.
  • Saddam Hussein, Misunderstood (NY Times Alert)

    04/29/2006 5:41:26 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 48 replies · 1,379+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2006
    In the months leading up to the Iraq war, Saddam Hussein did try to cooperate with United Nations inspectors, a decision that, paradoxically, helped convince the West that he was hiding weapons of mass destruction. By late 2002, Saddam finally tilted toward trying to persuade the international community that Iraq was cooperating with the inspectors of Unscom (the United Nations Special Commission) and that it no longer had W.M.D. programs. Saddam was insistent that Iraq would give full access to United Nations inspectors "in order not to give President Bush any excuses to start a war." Ironically, it now appears...
  • Doctor fired for 'anal massage' technique

    04/04/2006 8:26:48 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 40 replies · 2,511+ views
    The Local ^ | 04 April 2006 | The Local
    A Swedish doctor who has previously been cautioned in Sweden for using a controversial 'anal massage' technique to cure various kinds of pain has been fired from his job in Norway - for the second time. A council in the Nord-Tröndelag area dismissed the doctor after only two weeks, when they realised that he was the same man who hit the headlines last year when another local authority fired him. The man, who also runs a private clinic in Gothenburg, described his dismissal as part of a witch-hunt against him, and said that his technique is successful. Several years ago,...