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  • Researchers Find Black Mortality Rates Higher in Racist Locales

    05/28/2015 7:55:39 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 67 replies
    The Afro ^ | May 15, 2015 | Zenitha Prince
    A groundbreaking study led by researchers from the University of Maryland College Park’s School of Health found Black mortality rates are much higher in areas with greater levels of racism. The study gauged the levels of racism across 196 media markets based on the volume of Google searches containing the “n-word” in each area. Researchers qualified that not all the searches were necessarily motivated by racism, but assumed “that areas with a greater concentration of these searches have higher levels of racism overall.”
  • #KilledByCops Map

    12/20/2014 7:58:36 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    killedbycops.org ^ | 12/20/2014 | unknown
    #KilledByCops is an interactive map that chronicles and visualizes a humanizing, detailed, but far-from-complete perspective on the massive scale of police killings nationwide. And since fewer than 5% of law enforcement agencies in the country currently provide information on police killings, a comprehensive data collection of and a national conversation about police homicides in the United States is desperately needed.
  • Joe Biden: ‘Ready to compromise’

    11/03/2014 6:17:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | 11/3/14 6:52 AM EST Updated: 11/3/14 7:18 AM EST Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/j | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Vice President Joe Biden says he expects congressional Republicans to work to “get things done” if they win control of the Senate — and he notes the White House is prepared to give a little. In an interview with CNN released on Monday, Biden said that while he still expects the Democrats to retain Senate control, he believes a Republican-controlled Senate will move beyond obstructionism. “[G]oing into 2016, the Republicans have to make a decision whether they’re in control or not in control,” the vice president told Gloria Borger. “Are they going to begin to allow things to happen? Or...
  • The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama

    05/23/2013 4:39:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Esquire ^ | May 23, 2013 | Tom Junod
    Sure, we as a nation have always killed people. A lot of people. But no president has ever waged war by killing enemies one by one, targeting them individually for execution, wherever they are. The Obama administration has taken pains to tell us, over and over again, that they are careful, scrupulous of our laws, and determined to avoid the loss of collateral, innocent lives. They're careful because when it comes to waging war on individuals, the distinction between war and murder becomes a fine one. Especially when, on occasion, the individuals we target are Americans and when, in one...
  • Yasser Arafat's body to be exhumed

    07/04/2012 4:20:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 4, 2012 | NASSER ATTA
    Palestinians leaders agreed Wednesday to exhume the body of Yasser Arafat after a television documentary suggested that he had been assassinated while being treated in a Paris hospital. Arafat was 75 and had long been ill when he slipped into a coma and died on Nov. 11, 2004. He had been suffering from a mysterious illness. The cause of the death was never determined and French medical officials would not release details of his illness because of privacy laws. The medical report was given to his family. The television network al Jazeera broadcast a documentary this week in which a...
  • Review: 28 Pages by Allen Mitchum

    03/29/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by WilliamEaton · 4 replies
    3/29/2012 | William Eaton
    Here's my latest fiction review. In the interest of full disclosure, it was recommended to me by the author, who also happens to be a fellow member of FR. I’ve been reading indie novels lately, so it fit right in with my kindle bookshelf. 28 Pages is a political thriller that deals with a lawyer trying to find her sister’s killers. The villains are Saudi diplomats, which is unique and definitely grabbed my attention. It’s a combo of The Pelican Brief by Grisham and Saving Faith by David Baldacci, but with themes of jihad, Wahhabism, Sharia and Saudi conspiracies. I...
  • Coast Guard Is Investigating A Possible Brand New, Big Oil Spill In The Gulf (update, just sediment)

    03/19/2011 9:48:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 19, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    On top of everything else, some potentially troublesome environmental news out of the Gulf of Mexico again. The Times Picayune is reporting that the Coast Guard is investigating reports of a brand new deepwater oil spill. Multiple callers have reported that they have seen a huge sheen of oil not far from a deepwater rig....
  • 3 Very Large Objects In Space Flying To Earth

    12/08/2010 2:50:48 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 283 replies · 6+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | December 8, 2010 | Andrew Wozny
    E.T. does not need to phone home anymore, someone, or something is on it’s way to earth. SETI Astrophysicist Craig Kasnov has announced the approach to the Earth of 3 very large, very fast moving objects. The length of the "flying saucers" is in the range of tens of kilometers. Landing, according to calculations of scientists, should be in mid-December 2012. Date coincides with the end of the Mayan calendar. A few very large objects rapidly approaching the Earth - says SETI astrophysicist Craig Kasnov. Don’t take his word for it you can check it out for yourself. He recommends...
  • Vanity - Has everyone seen the disgusting Veteran's day "tribute" on Google?

    11/11/2010 9:22:45 AM PST · by DManA · 126 replies
    Vanity | November 11, 2010 | Me
    Take a gander at the provocative "tribute" to Veterans day on Google. Then never go there again.
  • Apocalypse in the Gulf: Could a Sinkhole Swallow the Deepwater Horizon Well -- And BP?

    06/30/2010 8:41:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 258 replies · 6+ views
    BNET ^ | June 29, 2010 | David Phillips
    BP has confirmed that the failed blowout preventer (BOP) on its Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico is tilting sideways at an acute angle 12 to 15 degrees from perpendicular. Geologists and petroleum engineers are now debating the worst case scenario: growing evidence that the Macondo discovery well’s casings beneath the ocean floor have been irreversibly damaged, possibly to such an extent that it may be impossible to cap the well. The Deepwater Horizon had recently completed promising exploratory drilling — to a vertical depth of about 18,000 feet (3.4 miles as measured from the rig floor), not...
  • Archie Comics announces new gay character

    04/23/2010 7:25:16 AM PDT · by greatplains · 50 replies · 1,816+ views
    CNN ^ | 04/23/10 | By the CNN Wire Staff
    Riverdale High School, the stomping ground of comic book legend Archie Andrews, will open its doors to its first openly gay student. Kevin Keller will be the new student to join Archie, Jughead, Veronica, Betty and Reggie, Archie Comics publications announced Thursday. "The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books," said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics co-CEO. Kevin will make his entrance in the comic book in...
  • Michelle Obama: I know people say it was a sacrifice for me and Oprah to go to Copenhagen

    09/30/2009 6:33:47 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 108 replies · 2,565+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’m … pretty sure no one’s saying that. In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her “dear friend” and “chit-chat buddy” Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow’s visit by President Obama, is a “sacrifice” on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United States. “As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the president to come for these few days,” the first lady told a crowd of people involved in the Chicago project, “so many of you in this...
  • Obama Claim of AARP Endorsement 'Inaccurate'

    08/12/2009 6:00:59 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 23 replies · 760+ views
    Fox News. ^ | Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | AP
    A group usually seen as one of Barack Obama's allies in the health care debate -- AARP -- says the president went too far Tuesday when he said the seniors lobby had endorsed the legislation pending in Congress. AARP is sensitive to the issue because polls show that Medicare beneficiaries are worried their health care program will be cut to subsidize coverage for the uninsured. At the town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., Obama said, "We have the AARP onboard because they know this is a good deal for our seniors." He added, "AARP would not be endorsing a bill if...
  • Hawaiian Officials Under Duress?

    07/29/2009 10:42:06 PM PDT · by MissTickly · 296 replies · 8,259+ views
    This is in follow-up to my post on Tuesday: "The Day I asked a question and got the MOTHER of all answers" The implications of the following account is that the President's REAL NAME did not appear on any ballot, in any state. That's just one of MANY implications. Let me preface by saying an AMENDED birth record could indicate that the President was adopted by either Lolo Soetoro and/or His grandparents, the Dunhams. My story: I have serious reasons to believe that Janice Okubo and/or Director Fukino, Department of Health in Hawaii are under duress. Something is preventing Director...

    05/17/2003 6:17:30 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 127 replies · 6,376+ views
    GlobeIntel and GordonThomas.ie ^ | 5/15/2003 | Gordon Thomas
    MOSSAD'S KILLING MACHINE COMES TO BRITAIN A killing war between Israel's Mossad and Islamic fanatics came closer this weekend in Britain. The Israeli intelligence agency has sent four members of its kidon assassination squad to this country, to join fifteen other handpicked katsas, its relentless field agents. Their brief is to "disable" any of the "close to 50" British Muslims that the extremist Islamic group, Al-Muhajiroun, last week boasted were ready to carry out suicide missions similar to the one in Tel Aviv. Al-Muhajiroun spokesman, Asif Butt, said the 50 were "primed and ready to go". The threat was sufficient...
  • Lent fast re-branded as 'Christian Ramadan'

    02/12/2008 11:35:43 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 65 replies · 373+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12/02/2008 | Bruno Waterfield
    Dutch Catholics have re-branded the Lent fast as the "Christian Ramadan" in an attempt to appeal to young people who are more likely to know about Islam than Christianity. The Catholic charity Vastenaktie, which collects for the Third World across the Netherlands during the Lent period, is concerned that the Christian festival has become less important for the Dutch over the last generation. "The image of the Catholic Lent must be polished. The fact that we use a Muslim term is related to the fact that Ramadan is a better-known concept among young people than Lent," said Vastenaktie Director, Martin...
  • Why Pregnant Woman Don't Fall Over

    12/12/2007 11:24:24 AM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 206+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-12-2007 | Bob Holmes
    Why pregnant women don't fall over 18:00 12 December 2007 NewScientist.com news service Bob Holmes Image showing a pregnant australopithecine in bipedal posture with visible fetal load and maternal vertebrae. (Image: John Gurche) Women do not tip over during pregnancy because their spines are built differently from men's – and have been ever since our ancestors began walking upright. The difference allows a pregnant woman to lean backward to counterbalance the weight of her developing fetus. One problem with bipedalism is that the growing fetus sticks out to the front, shifting the mother's centre of mass forward of her hip...
  • Texas Cat Fight: Bird Lover on TrialFor Feline Felony

    09/01/2007 4:06:24 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 59 replies · 1,328+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 September 2007 | BARRY NEWMAN
    This month, a jury may decide if the 54-year-old founder of the Galveston Ornithological Society was acting within his rights when he impeded the progress of a bird-stalking predator by means of a bullet. Mr. Stevenson is due to stand trial for felony cat murder. "There are people with the wrong perception of this," he said in his Chevy compact on a stormy morning, driving along a wide beach at Galveston Island's western tip, where curlews, egrets, stilts and herons strut in the tide pools. He stopped at the pilings beneath the San Luis Pass bridge: the scene of the...
  • Iraq war 'hampering Kansas aid' [dept. of "give me a break"]

    05/08/2007 9:59:53 AM PDT · by freedomdefender · 31 replies · 1,042+ views
    Advertiser ^ | May 8, 2007 | Carey Gillam
    Shortage of equipment hampering town's recovery 15 of Kansas's 19 helicopters are deployed in Iraq 70 more troops due to arrive in Greensburg today KANSAS Governor Kathleen Sebelius said today a shortage of equipment caused by the war in Iraq was hampering recovery efforts in a US town obliterated by a tornado. A shortage of trucks, helicopters and other equipment – all sent to Iraq – was a "huge handicap" to the recovery effort, the Democrat governor said. ..."We're getting pounded in Kansas. We have the need for National Guard in two different parts of our state now. This is...
  • ABC`s Joy Behar (The View) Suggests A Conspiracy In Johnson`s Problems

    12/14/2006 2:19:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 109 replies · 5,659+ views
    "Did Someone Do This to Him?"
  • Debate over use of nicknames Grandma, Kinky roars on in governor's race

    06/29/2006 2:03:45 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 16 replies · 721+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, June 29, 2006
    AUSTIN (AP) - "One tough grandma" may be her famed campaign theme, but "Grandma" is also how Carole Keeton Strayhorn is known to friends and strangers alike, her lawyer argued Wednesday. The nickname "Grandma" should be listed as part of the independent gubernatorial candidate's name on the November ballot and is not merely a slogan, her attorney Roy Minton wrote to Secretary of State Roger Williams. He was responding to Williams' suggestion last week that it appears Strayhorn's use of "Grandma" is a slogan and under Texas election law shouldn't be allowed on the November ballot. Williams sought more information...
  • Our Mother Jesus . . . a sermon by US church's new head

    06/21/2006 5:08:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 93 replies · 1,993+ views
    London Times ^ | 6/22/06 | staff
    The Episcopalians are in disarray as their primate shows her feminist credentials THE Episcopal Church in America descended into chaos last night after leading bishops on both the liberal and conservative wings dissassociated themselves from a last-gasp effort to avert a schism with the worldwide Anglican Communion. Just hours after its newly elected woman head preached a sermon in praise of “our mother Jesus”, the Episcopal Church agreed to “exercise restraint” in appointing any more gay bishops after a tense day of debate and argument. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, welcomed the resolution with gratitude and what appeared...
  • Wife should talk with husband about fear of guns

    02/13/2006 8:50:39 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 116 replies · 2,431+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 2/13/06 | Joyce Brothers
    Monday, February 13, 2006 Wife should talk with husband about fear of guns By DR. JOYCE BROTHERS SYNDICATED COLUMNIST DEAR DR. BROTHERS: I recently moved to a new area of the country, in which it is very common for households to have a rifle or handgun for hunting or personal protection. I have never had any exposure to weapons at all and have always been very frightened of them. Yet around here, children are routinely taught to hunt, with a healthy respect for but no fear of guns. Anyway, my husband brought one home after I reluctantly agreed (we do...
  • Judge Apologizes For Muslim Holiday Order (UK)

    11/03/2005 11:18:49 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 914+ views
    Judge Apologizes for Muslim Holiday Order Thursday November 3, 2005 7:01 PM LONDON (AP) - A British judge apologized Thursday to a suspected Islamic militant ordered to appear in court for an extradition hearing on one of the Muslim calendar's holiest days. Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, is accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, and the U.S. government is seeking his extradition. He appeared in London's Bow Street Magistrate's Court on Thursday for the first day of the hearing. ``It is the most important day of my religion today - Eid,'' Aswat told Judge Timothy...
  • Supreme Court: Mired in crisis (Seattle PI editorial)

    11/01/2005 8:25:23 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies · 672+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 11/1/05 | staff
    It's sad enough to watch a presidency unravel with unethical conduct, pride and incompetence. It's worse to have the president try to unravel constitutional precedents, respect for the U.S. Supreme Court and national unity to regain his political standing. Mired in crisis, President Bush has chosen a deeply divisive nominee for the court, Judge Samuel Alito of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Alito is a conservative beloved by the religious right, which calls him "Scalito" for his supposed adherence to the views of Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Bush has again shown that, in contradiction of his...
  • Tancredo to request al-Qaida nuke briefing. ( reports of terrorits with Nukes in United States )

    07/12/2005 11:22:22 PM PDT · by warsaw44 · 88 replies · 1,771+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 13, 2005 | warsaw44
    Tancredo to request al-Qaida nuke briefing Congressman to ask Justice Department for report on 'American Hiroshima' plan Posted: July 13, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., a staunch critic of the federal government's lax immigration and border enforcement policies, said yesterday he would request a briefing from the Justice Department on information it has on plans revealed by WND this week for a nuclear attack on the U.S. by al-Qaida terrorists. Rep. Tom Tancredo Tancredo said he was greatly alarmed by the report and would seek whatever information he could get from the...
  • Doctors Seek Kitchen Knife Ban: Doctors claim long kitchen knives serve no purpose except as weapons

    05/26/2005 8:40:28 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 190 replies · 2,556+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | May 27, 2005 | Edward Black
    Long, pointed kitchen knives should be banned as part of a concerted effort to reduce the terrible injuries and deaths caused by stabbing attacks, doctors warned today. Accident and emergency medics claim the knives serve no useful purpose in the kitchen but are proving deadly on the streets of Britain, with the doctors claiming the knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. The doctors claimed they had consulted leading chefs who said the knives were not needed for cooking — a claim disputed by chefs contacted by The Scotsman. Latest figures from the Scottish Executive show...
  • Religion and Politics Clash (Church expels nine Democrats for not supporting George Bush)

    05/06/2005 12:16:39 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 33 replies · 1,260+ views
    WLOS ^ | 5/6/05 | staff
    Religion and politics clash over a local church's declaration that Democrats are not welcome. East Waynesville Baptist asked nine members to leave. Now 40 more have left the church in protest. Former members say Pastor Chan Chandler gave them the ultimatum, saying if they didn't support George Bush, they should resign or repent. The minister declined an interview with News 13. But he did say "the actions were not politically motivated." There are questions about whether the bi-laws were followed when the members were thrown out.
  • Sharing in the dream (MAJOR Deceptive Title Alert!!!)

    04/30/2005 9:42:43 PM PDT · by LNewman · 37 replies · 827+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 1, 2005 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
    ... Lenders are working to eliminate obstacles to ownership by easing conventional loan rules. ....Latino home buyers are overcoming cultural and institutional barriers ...and helping to gentrify some neglected neighborhoods. snip ...builders should be aware that Latinos are looking for specific amenities, which include extra bedrooms for extended family; neighborhoods near churches, schools and public transportation; ... workspace ... to store tools associated with their occupations. snip Those challenges can include all-cash incomes and lack of traditional established credit, said Munera, who works with Pasadena Dickson Podley Realtors ... director ... of Servicios Hispanos, a Spanish-language program that offers workshops...
  • What did Terri really say?

    04/02/2005 4:21:37 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 30 replies · 1,563+ views
    Many of the regular readers of Col Pappas articles have been asking why they had not seen any new articles from him over the past month or so. Well we are happy to inform you that he is not dead or incapacitated. Col Pappas has been on a vacation in Europe and has come back with a foot locker full of ideas and articles. Here is the first one..... If the Associated Press Opinion Survey is correct, Americans care little about the matter and most are willing to see Terri die. As far as the adulterous (a violation of Florida...
  • Parents Lawyer Thwarted Plans to Send (2,000) Milita to Aid Terri Schiavo

    03/30/2005 4:17:55 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 198 replies · 6,239+ views
    The Petoskey (MI) News Review ^ | 3.30.05 | Fred Gray
    Norm Olsen, pastor of a right to life church in Wolverine, Michigan and senior adivser to the Michigan Militia, said Tuesday that he had put together an unarmed coalition of state militias that were prepared to storm the Florida hospice where Terri Schiavo has been left to die, and take her to a safe house. Olsen said he only needed the OK from Schiavo's father, either directly or indirectly through his attorney David Gibbs, to put the plan, called 'Operation Resurrection,' into action on Easter Sunday.But Olsen said Gibbs called the FBI (to report the plans) instead of passing his...
  • Orthodox (Jewish) lesbian speaks to students at U of T (becomes a lesbian after watching Ellen)

    01/26/2005 3:27:27 PM PST · by ambrose · 74 replies · 1,421+ views
    Orthodox lesbian speaks to students at U of T By SHERI SHEFA CJN Intern As if the life of an Orthodox Jewish woman in North America isn’t complicated enough, “Chani” is also being torn between being true to herself and the religion she honours. “Chani” – who chose not to reveal her real name – spoke to a gathering last week at the at the University of Toronto’s Wolfond Centre for Jewish Campus Life about what it’s like to live as an Orthodox lesbian Jew. The lecture titled “Collision of Worlds and their Rebuilding: On Being an Orthodox Lesbian Jew,”...
  • Personal Message from Sheryl Crow (BARF ALERT)

    11/01/2004 1:02:25 PM PST · by rintense · 67 replies · 296+ views
    sheryl crow.com ^ | 10/26/04 | Sheryl Crow
    Hello everyone. I am finally coming out of "hiding" to address what I feel is happening in our country. I am filled with fear, anger, despair, most of all, sadness at how the American people have been manipulated throughout these last 3 1/2 years and especially during this election time. I am concerned that we are not demanding better for ourselves from the media, but particularly from our government and our party leaders. Do we not deserve better than a campaign based on fear tactics and political smear campaigns? Do we not feel we are smart enough to be able...
  • Pierce Brosnan "...we cannot and should not endure another four years of Bush and his junta."

    10/26/2004 4:42:55 AM PDT · by occam's chainsaw · 183 replies · 3,847+ views
    September 23, 2004 Pierce Received American Citizenship at the US District Court House in Los Angeles Pierce later commented on his decision to become a citizen: "What's at stake? This is my first election as a U.S. citizen. I came to America 23 years ago and never looked back. My appreciation for the heart and soul of America comes from living here for 23 years, having 3 American born children and an American wife. When I came here as a young man I felt embraced by a landscape of people and a community where any dream you had in your...
  • Vanity - Bush Over-Prepped for Tonight's Third Debate?

    10/13/2004 3:22:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 69 replies · 1,950+ views
    Wednesday, October 13, 2004 | Kristinn
    I've been listening to ABC News radio's hourly reports during the Sean Hannity show this afternoon. Their reporter, Ann Compton (IIRC) said that President Bush has been cramming (my word) for tonight's third presidential debate in Tempe Arizona.She reported Bush aides have told her Bush had two debate run throughs with his sparring partner today. And that Bush has been reading note cards containing data on John Kerry's Senate voting record while being driven around in motorcades.I hate to be a gloom-and-doomer, but this doesn't fill me with confidence. The last thing I'd want before a debate is to have...
  • Farah Says, "Larry Klayman for U.S. Senate"

    08/26/2004 5:49:51 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 589+ views
    WND.com ^ | 08-26-04 | Farah, Joseph
    Larry Klayman for U.S. Senate Posted: August 26, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com People sometimes ask me who my heroes are. After all, I'd be hard-pressed to name any contemporary politicians I trust or look to for leadership and courage. There is such a man. He's not a politician. But he is running for office – the U.S. Senate – from the state of Florida. His name is Larry Klayman and he founded the organization known as Judicial Watch. Larry Klayman is my hero because he has integrity – enough to prevent him from blind loyalty to party...
  • IOC Gives OK For Transsexuals To Compete In Olympics

    05/18/2004 7:13:51 AM PDT · by Samwise · 12 replies · 210+ views
    WRTV ^ | May 18, 2004
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Transsexuals were cleared Monday to compete in the Olympics for the first time. Under a proposal approved by the IOC executive board, athletes who have undergone sex-change surgery will be eligible for the Olympics if their new gender has been legally recognized and they have gone through a minimum two-year period of postoperative hormone therapy. SURVEY The decision, which covers both male-to-female and female-to-male cases, goes into effect starting with the Athens Olympics in August. The IOC had put off a decision in February, saying more time was needed to consider all the medical issues. Some members...
  • 507th Weapons Records Missing

    09/17/2003 11:23:07 AM PDT · by Lurker · 127 replies · 336+ views
    El Paso Times | 17 Sept. 2003 | Laura Cruz
    507th weapon records gone Laura Cruz El Paso Times The ambush Killed # Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, El Paso. # Chief Warrant Officer 2 Johnny Villareal Mata, Pecos. # Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, Roswell, Ga. # Pfc. Howard Johnson II, Mobile, Ala. # Spc. James Kiehl, Comfort, Texas. # Pvt. Brandon Sloan, Bedford Heights, Ohio. # Pfc. Lori Piestewa, Tuba City, Ariz. # Sgt. Donald R. Walters, Salem, Ore. # Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, Cleveland. # Pfc. Edward Anguiano of the 3rd Forward Support Battalion. # Sgt. George Buggs of the 3rd Forward Support Battalion. Captured # Spc. Edgar Hernandez,...
  • Former congressman's (J.C. Watts) brother held in Eufaula slaying

    06/26/2003 9:05:57 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 6 replies · 255+ views
    KOTV ^ | 6/26/03
    Investigators are looking into a homicide in Eufaula. The brother of former Oklahoma Congressman JC Watts is under arrest after turning himself into police. News on 6 reporter Heather Johnson is in McIntosh County and says state investigators are gathering evidence at the scene of the shooting. The victim was found shot to death outside Watt's BBQ Restaurant. Authorities say he is 50-year-old Anthony Allen Greco. He had apparently been working for Lawrence Watts, the owner of this restaurant for about a week in a manual labor business. Investigators say 53-year-old Watts turned himself in around 10:30 Wednesday morning, saying...
  • GOP Sen. Lugar Gives 'Osama Mama' Murray a Pass

    12/27/2002 5:39:50 PM PST · by Paul Atreides · 65 replies · 215+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 27, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    The wimpy Republican Party's nearly universal failure to criticize Democrat Sen. Patty Murray for her inaccurate, blame-America-first portrayal of mass-murdering terrorist Osama bin Laden as some sort of philantropist is astonishing. You probably missed what Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., had to say, so here's a replay from Fox News Sunday. BRIT HUME: I want to ask you both about, sort of on the broader subject of the war on terrorism, comments made this week by your Senate colleague, Patty Murray of Washington, who is of course a member of the Democratic leadership. She was speaking to some students out in...
  • I'm Sad for Our Nation [Truly]

    12/05/2002 5:51:08 AM PST · by damn proud liberal · 276 replies · 810+ views
    Jodie Teas
    <p>Tuesday, November 19, was truly [1] a black, black day for this nation and one I never dreamed would happen here.</p> <p>I remember vividly as a child watching Nikita Khrushchev standing at the UN beating his shoe against the podium and shouting that they (the then Soviet Union) would take us over without firing a shot. Little did we know or ever dream then that the Soviet Union would fall but that a truly [2] evil man from Texas and his equally evil regime from Cheney on down would take us over from within and that the Democrats would completely collapse before our eyes and help him do it. This truly [3] began with the stolen election of 2000.</p>