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  • Student Tears (Down) Mexican Flag; Suspect Remains At Large

    09/20/2007 8:15:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 283 replies · 1,894+ views
    New Mexico Daily Lobo ^ | September 19, 2007 | Jeremy Hunt
    Student tears Mexican flag; suspect remains at large 9/19/07 by Jeremy Hunt Daily Lobo A student took down a Mexican flag from a flagpole outside Scholes Hall Monday, tore it and took it to the Air Force ROTC office, police said. A summons was issued for Peter Lynch, 30, by the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court for criminal damage to property, said Lt. Pat Davis, spokesman for UNM Police. Davis said Lynch is not a member of ROTC, and it is unclear why he took the flag to that office. Lynch has not been charged because UNMPD cannot find him, Davis...
  • McGreevey Tells Wife: You'll Get Zilch From Me (Homosexual Ex-Gov Stiffs Wife & Daughter)

    09/15/2007 3:39:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 172 replies · 4,420+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 15,, 2007 | ADAM NICHOLS
    McGreevey tells wife: You'll get zilch from me BY ADAM NICHOLS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, September 15th 2007, 4:00 AM Jim McGreevey yesterday accused his soon-to-be-ex wife of "greedily" grabbing at the perks of being New Jersey's First Lady - and refusing to give them back. In legal papers packed with snide and catty comments, the openly gay McGreevey told estranged wife Dina Matos McGreevey she can expect to get nothing from him. Matos McGreevey had asked him to pony up $4,000 a month in alimony to help her live a lavish lifestyle like his. "Her jealousy and contempt...
  • Bush Apologizes to Wiccan Widow

    09/02/2007 1:34:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 278 replies · 6,212+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept 2, 2007 | UPI
    Bush apologizes to Wiccan widow Published: Sept 2, 2007 at 10:16 AM WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush apologized to a Nevada Wiccan who was left out of a presidential meeting with relatives of soldiers killed in combat. Rebecca Stewart, who sued to have the Wiccan symbol placed on her husband’s grave marker in a military cemetery, told The Washington Post the president called her to apologize. She said she explained to Bush the faith she and her husband shared. Sgt. Patrick Stewart was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Stewart said she heard about the private meeting...
  • Artist Defends Osama-as-Jesus (Crappy Art)

    08/29/2007 7:51:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 990+ views ^ | August 30, 2007 | ELIZABETH FORTESCUE,
    Artist defends Osama-as-Jesus ELIZBETH FORTESCUE, SYDNEY August 30, 2007 02:15am THE Queensland artist behind a controversial work depicting terrorism mastermind Osama bin Laden morphing into Jesus today invited those considering her work to look a little more deeply than the obvious comparison of good and evil. Priscilla Bracks denied she had deliberately set out to be offensive. "Absolutely not, no, no. I am not interested in being offensive. I am interested in having a discussion and asking questions about how we think about our world and what we accept and what we don't accept," she told ABC radio. The Prime...
  • Hallway Rape Went Unreported By Neighbors (Woman Raped By Somali Man - Shades of Kitty Genovese)

    08/29/2007 7:02:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 1,024+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | August 24, 2007 | Anthony Lonetree and Pat Pheifer
    Hallway rape went unreported by neighbors Surveillance video shows that five to 10 people in the St. Paul apartment building saw a man attack a woman - but did nothing. By Anthony Lonetree and Pat Pheifer, Star Tribune Last update: August 24, 2007 – 8:37 AM The video shows what most witnesses in a St. Paul apartment building apparently didn't tell. A man beat a woman, removed his pants and sexually assaulted her in a hall, and five to 10 people saw at least part of the attack but did nothing to intervene or help, according to investigators and court...
  • FReep This Poll! Do You Think The Term 'Anchor Babies' Is Racist Or Hate Speech?

    08/27/2007 7:23:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 1,276+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | August 27, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Do you think the term 'anchor babies' is racist or hate speech? Yes No Not sure Link over to the North County Times/The Califorian link provided. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice. This poll should remain active for the next 24 hours (approximately.)
  • What Does G.I. Joe Stand For? (G.I. Joe Goes Global PC, No More "Real American Hero")

    08/26/2007 10:22:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 3,137+ views ^ | August 24, 2007 | Stax
    What Does G.I. Joe Stand For? More details surface on the live-action film. by Stax August 24, 2007 - Who needs A Real American Hero? Not Paramount or Hasbro it seems. The studio's live-action feature film version of G.I. Joe will no longer revolve around a top-secret U.S. special forces team but rather an international operation. In a follow-up to their confirmation that Stephen Sommers will direct G.I. Joe, Variety offers this new description of the team: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use...
  • Stop The Apologizing Already - Danes Sorry For Looting And Pillaging (by the Vikings)

    08/19/2007 2:07:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 355+ views ^ | August 17, 2007 |
    Stop The Apologizing Already Apologies must be in this year, Danes sorry for looting and pillaging MORE than 1200 years ago hordes of bloodthirsty Viking raiders descended on Ireland, pillaging monasteries and massacring the inhabitants. On Wednesday, one of their more mild-mannered descendants stepped ashore to apologise. The Danish Minister for Culture, Brian Mikkelson, who was in Dublin to celebrate the arrival of a replica Norse longboat, apologised for the invasion and destruction inflicted. "In Denmark we are certainly proud of this ship but we are not proud of the damage to the people of Ireland that followed in the...
  • South Park: The Best of the Bleeping Best

    08/13/2007 6:54:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 1,047+ views ^ | Monday, August 13, 2007 | TODD VANDERWERFF
    South Park: The Best of the Bleeping Best Monday, August 13, 2007 By TODD VANDERWERFF The Press-Enterprise Picking the 10 best "South Park" episodes is hard work. But they pay us to do these things so you don't have to, so grab your Cheesy Poofs and join us for our chronological top 10. 'Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods' The early, wackier seasons of "South Park" aren't as good as the more satirical later years, but this episode (originally aired Sept. 2, 1998) turns on one of Cartman's ultimate temper tantrums and features very funny business at a...
  • 'South Park' leaves crude, rude stamp on TV after 10 years

    08/13/2007 6:54:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 694+ views ^ | Monday, August 13, 2007 | TODD VANDERWERFF
    'South Park' leaves crude, rude stamp on TV after 10 years Monday, August 13, 2007 By TODD VANDERWERFF The Press-Enterprise Until 10 years ago today, no one knew what a reference to killing Kenny meant, and most children on TV were sweet and mild-mannered. But on the night of Aug. 13, 1997, when "South Park" debuted on Comedy Central and became an instant hit, all of that changed. Now in its 11th season with another batch of new episodes arriving in October, "South Park" has gone from sensation to institution. Adam Simmons, a fan of the show who lives in...
  • GA Mayor's Outreach To Venezuelan Leader Upsets Some Residents (Mayor Embraces Islam, Then Chavez)

    08/12/2007 4:42:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 1,547+ views ^ | August 12, 2007 | Associated Press
    Ga. mayor's outreach to Venezuelan leader upsets some residents Associated Press - August 12, 2007 MACON, Ga. (AP) - Some Macon residents have called for demonstrations and boycotts after the mayor of the middle Georgia city formally reached out to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a declaration of solidarity. Mayor Jack Ellis said the declaration -- sent about two weeks ago by courier -- was a message that local leaders can stand together despite disagreements at the highest reaches of government. Some local leaders have blasted the mayor's decision to support Chavez -- who is a vocal ally of Iran...
  • Illegal aliens poised for new haven in Connecticut (Legalized Sanctuary)

    07/23/2007 10:59:45 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2007 | REUTERS NEWS AGENCY
    Illegal aliens poised for new haven in Connecticut Article published Jul 23, 2007 July 23, 2007 REUTERS NEWS AGENCY - As many U.S. cities and states arrest illegal aliens in raids and toughen laws against them, a Connecticut city is offering to validate them under a new, first-in-the-nation ID-card program. Starting tomorrow, New Haven will offer illegal aliens municipal identification cards that allow access to city services such as libraries and a chance to open bank accounts. Supporters say the cards will improve public safety and give illegal aliens protections now afforded legal residents. Critics contend that it will unleash...
  • Jones moves into "24" Oval Office (Jack Bauer Alert)

    07/23/2007 9:55:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies · 826+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 21, 2007 | Nellie Andreeva
    Jones moves into '24' Oval Office By Nellie Andreeva July 21, 2007 Cherry Jones has been appointed president on the upcoming season of "24," sources said. The network wouldn't confirm, but sources said Jones has come on board the real-time thriller, the first major casting addition to the show's upcoming seventh season. "24" producers had been contemplating having a female president next season for some time. (HR 6/22) Their decision to go for it adds another wrinkle to the closely watched Democratic Party's presidential race, in which Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner. Production of the 20th Century Fox TV/Imagine TV-produced...
  • UC Names Cal Diversity Czar (i.e., PC Thought Police Czar)

    07/20/2007 7:12:45 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 498+ views ^ | Friday, July 20, 2007 | Tanya Schevitz
    UC names Cal diversity czar Tanya Schevitz Friday, July 20, 2007 07-20) 04:00 PDT Santa Barbara -- UC Berkeley has hired astrophysics professor Gibor Basri as the campus' new vice chancellor for equity and inclusion. On Thursday, UC's Board of Regents approved the appointment of Basri, 56, to increase diversity among faculty, staff and students. The position, created by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, carries a $200,000 salary and is one of the first executive positions of its type in the nation. With a $4.5 million budget, Basri is charged with developing a more diverse faculty and staff and a...
  • 101 Frightening Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World

    07/19/2007 9:34:37 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 78 replies · 2,706+ views ^ | July 2007 |
    101 Frightening Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World Ice cream is a frozen dessert made from dairy products, such as cream (or substituted ingredients), combined with flavorings and sweeteners, such as sugar. In the fifth century BC, ancient Greeks sold snow cones mixed with honey and fruit in the markets of Athens. Persians, having mastered the storage of ice, ate ice cream well into summer. Roman emperor Nero (37–68) had ice brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings. Today’s ice treats likely originated with these early ice delicacies. But at some point, the world of ice cream...
  • Three College Leaders Lose Jobs Over Cover-up of Rape-slaying (Eastern Michigan University)

    07/17/2007 2:34:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 1,354+ views ^ | July 17, 2007 | Jeff Karoub
    Three college leaders lose jobs over cover-up of rape-slaying School officials told family there was no foul play By Jeff Karoub ASSOCIATED PRESS July 17, 2007 YPSILANTI, Mich. – Three Eastern Michigan University administrators, including the president, have been forced out, months after top school officials were accused of covering up the rape and slaying of a student by publicly ruling out foul play. President John Fallon was fired, and Vice President of Student Affairs Jim Vick and Public Safety Director Cindy Hall lost their jobs at the 23,500-student public university, the chairman of the school's governing board said yesterday....
  • Che Guevara: PC Icon

    07/13/2007 11:22:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 1,577+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 13, 2007 | Larry Pratt
    Che Guevara: PC Icon by Larry Pratt July 12, 2007 02:00 PM EST Che Guevara's image graces many a T-shirt worn in the US. Wearing one of these seems to be intended as a statement that it is good to be free of the crushing norms of a civilization tricked up by dead white men. The T-shirt image depicts a long-haired 1960’s hippy gazing steadfastly into the future. The truth is, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the one-time number three in Fidel Castro's thugocracy, would have had a guy looking like Guevara's resemblance arrested and sent to a concentration camp known by...
  • Nose Art: Naked Women Driven From Afghanistan

    07/01/2007 10:24:05 AM PDT · by llevrok · 42 replies · 8,984+ views
    StrategyPage.Com ^ | 6/28/07 | James Dunnigan
    When the British Ministry of Defense found out that Harrier pilots and ground crews in Afghanistan had painted racy images ("nose art") on their aircraft, they ordered the troops to cease and desist. In addition to the possibility of women in the Royal Air Force complaining (none have, so far), there was the risk that some Afghans would be offended. No Afghans have complained yet, and Afghan men who had seen the nose art, usually studied it intently. The concept of nose are was invented by American pilots and ground crews during World War II, and quickly adopted by their...
  • (Pakistani Immigrant) Store Owner Who Tried To Make Fire Look Like A Hate Crime Sentenced

    06/30/2007 8:42:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 527+ views ^ | June 29, 2007 | Associated Press
    Store owner who tried to make fire look like a hate crime sentenced Story Updated: Jun 29, 2007 at 5:07 PM PDT By Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) - A 39-year-old man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to four years and three months in prison for conspiracy to commit arson. Mizra Akram was charged in August 2004 in connection with the arson of his store in Everett, Continental Spices. Akram was found guilty in February following a one-day bench trial. Federal prosecutors say the fire was staged to look like a hate crime with racist graffiti spray...
  • Nifong’s fiasco - As long as we view each other as groups, we will be manipulated by scoundrels

    06/20/2007 2:50:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 720+ views
    Fort Wayne News Sentinel ^ | June 19, 2007 | Fort Wayne News Sentinel
    Nifong’s fiasco As long as we view each other as groups, we will be manipulated by scoundrels. Most of us would like to think America is on the path to being a colorblind society in which race does not matter. Mike Nifong, the disgraced and disbarred former Durham County, N.C., prosecutor, has served at least one valuable public service by showing us just how far we have to go on that journey. Nifong cynically played the race card to keep his job for one reason only: He knew he could. Though he will now pay the price for his inexcusable...
  • (Turner Classic Movies) TCM Shines Spotlight On Movies With Gay Themes

    06/20/2007 7:25:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,740+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2007 | MIKE McDANIEL
    TCM shines spotlight on movies with gay themes Series focuses on changing views in film history By MIKE McDANIEL Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Unless you're good at spotting innuendo or your gaydar is working overtime, images of gay and lesbians in films have been comparatively few over the years. But as author and historian Richard Barrios sees it, gay themes and characters can be traced to more films than you think. Throughout June, Barrios and Turner Classic Movies have been spotlighting movies with gay themes. As the Monday and Wednesday night series has pointed out, before the Production Code of...
  • Lucy Pin-Ups Banned by RAF (Offensive to Muslims and Feminists)

    06/06/2007 9:25:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 174 replies · 18,006+ views ^ | Tuesday 5th June 2007 | Jon Reeve
    Lucy pin-ups banned by RAF ROYAL Air Force chiefs have risked a bust-up with their pilots by forcing them to black out pictures of pin-ups painted on their planes - including Hampshire glamour girl Lucy Pinder. In the 1940s it was common to see the likes of Rita Hayworth and Jane Russell adorning the fronts of Lancaster bombers and flying fortresses setting off en route to their German targets. Countless more pictures of anonymous girls were splashed across aircraft, in poses almost as risque as their crews' missions were risky. Sixty years on, when British airmen fighting the Taliban in...
  • Gay Aussie Hotel Wins Right To Ban Heterosexuals, Lesbians

    05/28/2007 5:11:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 968+ views ^ | May 28 05:00 AM US/Eastern | AFP
    Gay Aussie Hotel Wins Right To Ban Heterosexuals, Lesbians May 28 05:00 AM US/Eastern An Australian hotel popular with gay men has won the right to refuse entry to heterosexuals and lesbians, officials and the owner said Monday. The Peel Hotel in Melbourne won an exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act to prevent insults and abuse directed toward gays in its bars and nightclubs, owner Tom McFeely told AFP. "The hotel predominantly markets itself towards homosexual males, towards gay men and we want to protect the integrity of the venue as well as continue to make the men feel comfortable,"...
  • 1,000 men living legally with multiple wives despite fears over exploitation (U.K.)

    05/28/2007 6:50:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 811+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 28, 2007 | Dominic Kennedy
    May 28, 2007 1,000 men living legally with multiple wives despite fears over exploitation Dominic Kennedy Polygamous marriage is flourishing as the Government admits for the first time that nearly a thousand men are living legally with multiple wives in Britain. Although the families are entitled to claim social security for each wife, no one has counted how many of them are on benefits. Ministers appear to be ignoring the separate practice of unauthorised polygamy, which is said to have become commonplace in some Muslim communities. The Ministry of Justice admits that it has no estimates of numbers for these...

    05/28/2007 6:40:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 721+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2007 | DAN MANGAN
    FBI ACADEMY BOOTS 'BOGUS' AFRICAN COP By DAN MANGAN May 28, 2007 -- The FBI's famed National Academy recently expelled a student from a troubled African nation after learning he was not a cop, as he had claimed, The Post has learned. The incident raises serious questions about the FBI's screening process for prospective National Academy students. The 72-year-old National Academy is part of the FBI Academy, which trains G-men. It is located at the U.S. Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va. - considered a "secured facility" by the government. The National Academy has trained thousands of U.S., city and...
  • Muslim Soldier ‘was fed pork sandwich’

    05/26/2007 9:49:59 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 81 replies · 2,247+ views
    The Muslim News ^ | Friday 25 May 2007 | Elham Asaad Buaras
    Muslim soldier ‘was fed pork sandwich’ By Elham Asaad Buaras Colchester’s Military Corrective Training Centre has been accused of trying to feed a Muslim with a pork sandwich. Saeed Akhtar is claiming that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) breached his rights under legislation covering discrimination because of religious beliefs while serving as a soldier. On April 30, employment tribunal Chairman at Bury St Edmunds permitted Akhtar to take his case to a full tribunal hearing. Akhtar is claiming the MoD had failed to provide him on a regular basis with suitable meat. He told tribunal Chairman, Brian Mitchell, that officials...
  • DON'T LAUGH TOO HARD (Campus Speech Codes)

    05/21/2007 2:23:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1,255+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2007 | F.I.R.E.
    DON'T LAUGH TOO HARD By F.I.R.E. May 21, 2007 -- HOW would you feel if you got in trouble not for telling an off-color joke, but simply for laughing at one? Sounds inconceivable, right? Not at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where school policy prohibits not only "inconsiderate jokes" but also "inappropriately directed laughter." Not only won't they let you tell certain jokes, they promise to punish you for finding them funny. Drexel is not alone in its prohibition of what can only be described as typical college student interaction. Northeastern University in Boston, apparently the self-appointed arbiter of good taste,...
  • Superheroes With a Muslim Message - 99 Islamic Superheroes Find Success on Newsstands...

    05/17/2007 8:06:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 1,775+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 16, 2007 | REBECCA LEE
    Superheroes With a Muslim Message - 99 Islamic Superheroes Find Success on Newsstands Alongside Batman, Superman By REBECCA LEE May 16, 2007 — Watch out, Captain America. Step aside, Superman. There's a new breed of crime fighting superheroes looking to capture the comic book scene, with 99 characters from around the world with one trait in common amid their superpower strengths -- they are rooted in Islam. "Islam is not mentioned directly in these comics, but the back story is very much based on Islamic tradition and culture," said Kuwaiti psychologist Naif al Mutawa, who teamed up with cartoon giant...

    05/16/2007 11:07:22 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies · 1,728+ views ^ | 22 April 2007 | Julian Gavaghan
    LAGS' NEW TOILETS ARE £12K HOLES IN GROUND 22 April 2007 By Julian Gavaghan BARMY jail chiefs tore out two loos and replaced them with £12,000 holes in the ground for Muslim lags. They installed the squatover toilets - with a buried ceramic bowl - because many of the foreign inmates did not know how to use a regular toilet. But last night the bosses at Canterbury Prison in Kent were blasted for the decision. An insider said: "We thought it was a joke. I could have dug them two holes in the floor for 50p." Blair Gibbs, of the...
  • U.S. - University Says Printing Facts of Islam is Form of 'Harassment'

    05/13/2007 5:11:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 1,301+ views
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ^ | May 11, 2007 | Greg Lukianoff
    Factual Statements=Unprotected Harassment!? A Terrifying Precedent at Tufts by Greg Lukianoff May 11, 2007 Today, FIRE announced the decision by a disciplinary panel at Tufts to find the conservative student newspaper, The Primary Source, guilty of “harassment” for, among other things, publishing a satirical ad that listed less-than-flattering facts about Islam during Tufts’ Islamic Awareness Week. You can see the ad here, and Eugene Volokh has also published it with excellent commentary over at his blog, but, just to make sure people see the ad for themselves, I have reprinted the full text: Islam Arabic Translation: Submission In the Spirit...
  • (Reverse Racism) 2 boys plead guilty in beating of women

    05/11/2007 12:19:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 1,411+ views ^ | May 11, 2007 | Associated Press
    2 boys plead guilty in beating of women May 11, 2007 INGLEWOOD – Two 15-year-old black boys pleaded guilty yesterday to assault for taking part in a Halloween beating of three white women. In return, prosecutors dropped hate crime allegations and agreed that the boys will be sentenced to three months each in a juvenile camp rather than face potential three-year sentences. Authorities said a group of black youths taunted the three women – one of them 21 years old and the other two 19 – with racial slurs while pelting them with fruit, pumpkins and newspapers, then beat them...
  • PETA to AP: Don't Refer to Animals as 'It'

    04/27/2007 1:33:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies · 776+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | April 26, 2007 4:00 PM ET | E&P Staff
    PETA to AP: Don't Refer to Animals as 'It' By E&P Staff Published: April 26, 2007 4:00 PM ET NEW YORK The animal activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has written a letter to Norm Goldstein, the editor of the AP stylebook, asking that the book be changed so that pronouns referring to animals always be "he," "she," and "who." AP responded by noting that the stylebook only uses "it" and "which" if the animal's sex has not been established and the animal's name is unknown. PETA says that in a society that is recognizing animals rights...
  • Annual 'Day of Silence' observed at Great Oak High

    04/19/2007 11:30:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 809+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2007 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    Annual 'Day of Silence' observed at Great Oak High (Temecula, CA) Thursday, April 19, 2007 By: JENNIFER KABBANY - Staff Writer TEMECULA -- Every year, tens of thousands of students across the nation participate in the Day of Silence, a nationwide event organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network that aims to fight against what the group says are common anti-gay biases in schools. While students at several Southwest County high schools annually participate in the event, Wednesday marked the first time since Great Oak High opened in 2004 that its students joined in. About 300 students at...
  • (Multicult Alert!) Don't Stare at the Apes, Zoo Tells Visitors

    04/16/2007 11:41:47 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 1,507+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 04/16//2007 | Martin Banks
    Don't stare at the apes, zoo tells visitors By Martin Banks Last Updated: 1:15am BST 16/04/2007 Most people visit zoos to see the animals - but visitors to Antwerp Zoo in Belgium are being told not to look at the apes. Instead, visitors are now confronted with signs telling them that making prolonged eye contact with the apes leaves them sad and withdrawn. Zoo staff reckon staring can result in the creatures becoming less sociable. A spokesman said: "We are saying to visitors that, if our apes hold eye contact with them, then they should look away for a bit...
  • No burqini, Muslim woman in London takes sauna in full hijab

    03/15/2007 10:32:37 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 2,979+ views ^ | March 15, 2007 | From our Correspondent
    No burqini, Muslim woman in London takes sauna in full hijab From our Correspondent London, Mar 15: It's not known whether she wanted to make a statement by her action or was it just an expression of her religious sentiment, but a Muslim woman surprised everyone when she took Sauna bath wearing a full hijab and then jumping into a swimming pool in the same robe. Subsequently, she changed out of her wet hijab into a dry one and left the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Oxford, alone. She was allowed to swelter in a sauna because the Centre's worried...
  • Freeze jail diet cash, says victim (Dhimmi Alert)

    02/14/2007 2:28:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 477+ views
    The Austrailian ^ | February 14, 2007 | Hedley Thomas
    Freeze jail diet cash, says victim Hedley Thomas February 14, 2007 ONE of the victims of a Brisbane pedophile who was controversially awarded $2000 compensation for being refused fresh halal meat in prison has urged the Queensland Government to freeze the funds and launch an appeal. The woman, now in her late 20s, said she was still receiving counselling to help her cope with severe trauma arising from the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Sharif Mahommed. "He could flush that money down the toilet and it would be better than going into his pocket," she told The...
  • Learn about Kwanzaa, it's worth celebrating (Gag Alert!)

    12/25/2006 12:18:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies · 1,655+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Sun, Dec. 24, 2006 | Akilah Monifa
    Learn about Kwanzaa, it's worth celebrating By Akilah Monifa COMMENTARY I CELEBRATE Kwanzaa, a holiday that honors family, community and culture. My family and I have done so for years. But five years after Sept. 11, in this climate of religious and cultural intolerance in America, I can sympathize with Muslims here who feel like outsiders. Many white Americans are suspicious and fearful of Kwanzaa. Like other holidays that are celebrated predominantly by people of color -- such as Ramadan, Juneteenth, Holi, Hispanic Heritage Month -- Kwanzaa ought to be an opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with it to...
  • Kwanzaa is Right Around the Corner

    12/25/2006 11:55:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 1,620+ views
    KNX 1070 News radio ^ | December 25, 2006 | CNS
    Kwanzaa is Right Around the Corner LOS ANGELES, CA (CNS) -- The seven-day festival of Kwanzaa begins tomorrow, marking its 40th anniversary amid growing official acceptance and criticism of its authenticity and value. Maulana Karenga, a professor in Cal State Long Beach's Department of Black Studies, created Kwanzaa in 1966 in an attempt to reaffirm and restore blacks' ties to African culture, reaffirm and reinforce bonds among blacks and to introduce and reinforce the ''Nguzo Saba,'' the Seven Principles, according to the Official Kwanzaa Web Site, The Seven Principles are unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose,...
  • Chief reporter urges Brits to hug a Muslim

    12/18/2006 8:53:01 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies · 870+ views
    Press Gazette ^ | Monday, 18 December 2006 | Sarah Lagan
    Chief reporter urges readers to hug a Muslim By Sarah Lagan Monday, 18 December 2006 A Jersey Evening Post journalist is making a late bid to reach the top of the charts this Christmas by dressing as a reindeer and urging the nation to "hug a Muslim". Anthony Lewis, assistant editor and chief reporter at the Evening Post, has written and performed a pop song titled Colour This Time (Hug a Muslim) and plans to challenge the likes of the XFactor contestants to the top spot and remind us not be greedy and materialistic at Christmas. In the video, Lewis,...
  • (FLASHBACK) Kwanzaa: A Holiday From the FBI (Ann Coulter)

    12/17/2006 9:40:24 AM PST · by Che Guevara burning in Hell · 56 replies · 2,504+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | Ann Coulter
    Kwanzaa: A Holiday From the FBI by Ann Coulter President Bush's 2005 Kwanzaa message began with the patently absurd statement: "African-Americans and people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa." I believe more African-Americans spent this season reflecting on the birth of Christ than some phony non-Christian holiday invented a few decades ago by an FBI stooge. Kwanzaa is a holiday for white liberals, not blacks. It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga, aka Dr. Maulana Karenga. Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist...
  • Muslim leader defends Christmas tree

    12/16/2006 6:45:04 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,026+ views
    Monsters & Critics ^ | Dec 15, 2006 | UPI
    From Monsters and Religion News Muslim leader defends Christmas tree By UPI Dec 15, 2006, 20:05 GMT TORONTO, Canada (UPI) -- A Canadian Muslim leader, along with Ontario`s Premier and several religious groups, yesterday criticized a provincial judge`s decision to banish the Christmas tree in a Toronto courthouse lobby because it might offend non-Christians. 'It`s so stupid, I`m at a loss for words,' said Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, the National Post reported. 'The judge should take a trip to the rest of the world. Christmas is celebrated by Muslims in many countries -- they should...
  • Spanish school cancels Christmas

    12/09/2006 6:35:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 87 replies · 1,841+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 29, 2006 | Reuters)
    Spanish school cancels Christmas Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:13 PM GMT14 MADRID (Reuters) - A school in traditionally Catholic Spain has cancelled Christmas celebrations so as not to offend children who are not Christians, ABC newspaper reported on Wednesday. The Hilarion Gimeno school in Zaragoza said teachers had put forward various reasons for not celebrating Christmas, but ABC said the worry was that Muslim children might be upset. The school will not put on a nativity play or hand out presents, but pupils will be free to decorate the halls and sing carols. "We are educators and we want our...
  • Rule on veils changed after woman kept off bus in Michigan city

    12/09/2006 5:27:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 1,142+ views
    International herald Tribune ^ | Friday, December 8, 2006 | The Associated Press
    International Herald Tribune Rule on veils changed after woman kept off bus in Michigan city The Associated Press Friday, December 8, 2006 GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan After a woman passenger wearing traditional Islamic dress was turned away, the public bus system in this Michigan city said Friday it will end its rule keeping those with face coverings from boarding public transit vehicles. System administrators said the refusal in July was an isolated incident. A driver told the unidentified woman she would have to uncover her face to ride, but she was able to board another bus that same day. She reported...
  • 'Christmas' is 'semantics' to Democrat Sen. Murray

    12/08/2006 9:51:16 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 1,514+ views ^ | Posted: December 8, 2006 |
    HOLIDAY BLUES 'Christmas' is 'semantics' to Democrat Sen. Murray Spokeswoman insists this is time to celebrate 'the season' Posted: December 8, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern The omission by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., of the word "Christmas" when addressing those who watched this week's lighting of the 65-foot Pacific Silver Fir that this year is serving as the "Capitol Christmas Tree" apparently was no oversight. As WND exclusively reported, Murray rebuffed instructions given last year by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., that the national tree in front of the U.S. Capitol be referred to as the "Capitol Christmas Tree,"...
  • Atheists taking issue with Griswold tradition

    12/04/2006 10:38:27 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 1,294+ views ^ | December 2, 2006 | AP Connecticut
    Atheists taking issue with Griswold tradition December 2, 2006, 2:33 PM EST GRISWOLD, Conn. -- The Christmas music begins emanating from a local church steeple about this time every year, ushering in the holiday season in this sleepy eastern Connecticut town. In a tradition that began more than a decade ago, songs such as "America the Beautiful" and "Away in a Manger" are played every hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. The music, in the form of chiming bells, flows from a large speaker hidden at the top of Jewett City Baptist Church. But the sounds of...
  • Islamic Influence Runs Deep in American Culture

    08/24/2004 10:37:13 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 21 replies · 763+ views
    Islamic Influence Runs Deep in American Culture Cowboys, food, architecture, language carry Islamic markings By Phyllis McIntosh Washington File Special Correspondent Washington -- On the surface, it may seem like the United States and the Middle East are worlds apart, two separate cultures with little in common and no historical connections. In fact, there is considerable evidence to the contrary. Though little known, Islamic influence runs deep in American culture. A number of the words Americans speak, foods Americans eat, buildings Americans design, decorative items Americans create, and traditions Americans treasure can trace their roots to the Islamic world. In...