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  • In Egypt, the Military Is the Only Chance

    08/17/2013 9:23:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/17/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    To add to Stanley’s sage observations (both today and earlier this week), I argue in this weekend’s column that elections are not democracy and, in fact, that popular elections in a sharia culture that inevitably empower Islamic supremacists are innately anti-democratic – which is why our commentariat ought to stop referring to Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s “democratically elected” president. He is (or was) the popularly-elected in an anti-democratic society.
  • A Stunning 60% Of All Home Purchases Are "Cash Only" - A 200% Jump In Five Years

    08/15/2013 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/15/13
    Remember when housing was the primary aspirational asset for a still existent US middle class, to be purchased with some equity down by your average 30 year-old hoping to start a family in his or her brand new home, and, as the name implies, aspire to reach the American dream? Those days are long gone. Back in those days the interest rate on the 10 Year bond mattered as it determined the prevailing marginal affordability of leveraged real estate. That is no longer the case, at least not for about 90% of Americans, because as Goldman shows, while before the...
  • THIS IS GREAT: "Only in America" (Vanity)

    05/22/2012 7:33:51 AM PDT · by no dems · 11 replies
    May 22, 2012 | Unknown
    1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate Democrat campaign fund raising event. 2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against Black Americans when we have a Black President, a Black Attorney General, and roughly 8% of the FEDERAL workforce is black. 12% of the population is black. 3) Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH...
  • Out of 1.2 Million Federal Employees, Only 737 Denied Raises for Poor Performance

    03/22/2011 1:37:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/22/11 | Mark Hemingway
    Here's your eye-popping statistic of the day, courtesy Stephen Losey at Federal Times: Does job performance play a factor in employee raises and step increases? Unions defending the General Schedule say yes. But the latest numbers say clearly no. Only 737 out of more than 1.2 million GS employees — or one in every 1,698 — were denied a regularly scheduled step increase and accompanying raise in 2009 because of poor performance, according to data provided by the Office of Personnel Management at Federal Times' request. That equates to a 0.06 percent denial rate, which is far lower than any...
  • CA: June special election may be vote-by-mail only

    02/02/2011 5:30:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/2/11 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    Gov. Jerry Brown's planned special election in June asking voters to extend three state taxes could be an exclusively vote-by-mail ballot. If the idea being batted around takes off, it would be a first for California. The governor stated during his State of the State address Monday that he wants a "clear mandate" from the public for his plan, but he's also looking at his best chances of winning. And some advisers figure a mail vote would give him that chance. Why? A recent Public Policy Institute of California poll found that likely voters ages 35 to 54 were almost...
  • The only footage of Anne Frank hits the Net

    10/02/2009 3:57:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 2,282+ views
    The Star ^ | 10/2/09 | John Sakamoto
    It's silent, in black and white, and only 20 seconds long, but the only known film footage of Anne Frank has already had an international impact since hitting the Internet Wednesday. Shot on July 22 1941 – almost exactly a year before the Frank family went into hiding – the film captures the wedding day of the girl who "lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39.
  • Report: Only 367 Muslim women in France wear full veil

    07/30/2009 2:13:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,641+ views
    Ha Aretz ^ | 7/30/09 | Rueters
    Only 367 women in France wear Islamic veils that cover their faces and bodies, a newspaper reported on Wednesday, undermining the position of politicians who are pushing for a ban on the garments. A panel of legislators is studying the issue of whether the number of women wearing such veils is on the rise and why. The panel is expected to say in coming months whether it backs a ban on the veils in public places, as advocated by some politicians. President Nicolas Sarkozy has stopped short of backing a ban, but has said the veils were "not welcome" in...
  • Obama: 'Only Government' Can Break Cycle of Job Loss, Economic Downturn

    02/09/2009 6:49:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 995+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/9/09 | staff
    President Obama said Monday that "only government" can shake the country out of recession, as he tried to settle doubts about his administration's costly economic recovery package during a prime-time press conference. Obama painted a bleak picture of the state of the economy, as he described scenes "across America" in which job-seekers are standing in long lines for scarce opportunities at employment
  • Hispanics Sue Over English-Only Rule at Catholic School

    05/21/2008 7:44:18 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 66 replies · 194+ views
    fox news via AP ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2008 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — Four Hispanic families are suing St. Anne's Catholic School over a policy that requires students to speak English at all times while at school. The lawsuit, filed Monday, calls for an end to the policy and asks for an order barring similar policies at other diocese schools. It seeks the return of one student to the school who was allegedly kicked out for refusing to sign the "English only" pledge. And it asks for court costs and unspecified damages for discrimination and emotional suffering.
  • Why did only Jews go after the Muslim Congressman?

    07/29/2007 9:20:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,335+ views
    Am Ha aretz ^ | July 30, 2007 | Shmuel Rosner
    1. I first mentioned the Keith Ellison controversy more than a week ago (7.12.2007 in what to Read) when it was still fresh and mostly ignored. It has grown bigger since, and now it's backlash time. The anger and amazement at Ellison's words have turned into an understandable fear of overreaction.
  • Lebanese Aid 'Only Reaching Political Supporters'

    09/12/2006 6:28:49 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 262+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-13-2006 | Rania Abouzeid
    Lebanese aid 'only reaching political supporters' By Rania Abouzeid in Taibe (Filed: 13/09/2006) Hizbollah and its allies have been accused of favouring their supporters in the distribution of aid in southern Lebanon. The radical Muslim movement, whose conflict with Israel saw Lebanese homes and infrastructure bear the brunt of the destruction, holds sway throughout most of the south. But in many places it shares power on local municipal councils with its allies and Shia co-religionists in the Amal Movement, as well as the Communists. Hizbollah has a long-held reputation among locals for honesty. But the movement is now attracting complaints...
  • 'I Thought Only Of Escape. I felt Like A Poor Chicken In A Hen House'

    09/06/2006 7:41:33 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 952+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | Kate Connolly
    'I thought only of escape. I felt like a poor chicken in a hen house' By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 07/09/2006) Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian teenager who was held in captivity beneath a garage for eight years, said yesterday she had thought "only of escape" during her imprisonment and dreamed of cutting off her kidnapper's head with an axe. Austrians watch the TV interview on a big screen in a café in Vienna Speaking to the media for the first time since her ordeal ended with her escape two weeks' ago, Miss Kampusch appeared self-confident, witty, articulate and strong-willed....
  • House candidate dies, leaves only Lucio III on ballot

    08/28/2006 10:46:53 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,239+ views
    http://www.brownsvilleherald.com ^ | 8 28 06 | Elizabeth Pierson
    AUSTIN – Jim Fuller, Libertarian candidate for Texas House District 38, has died. Fuller was vacationing at his stepson’s house in Kalamazoo, Mich., when he did not wake up the morning of Aug. 12, said Floyd Murray, his stepson. The cause of death was ruled congestive hear t failure. Fuller’s death leaves only Eddie Lucio III on the November ballot for the open seat that includes most of Harlingen and northern Brownsville. Lucio III, considered to be the frontrunner, has wide family influence and was the only candidate raising money. The Republican candidate, Brownsville businessman Luis Cavazos, withdrew from the...
  • Only Drugs And Vaccines Will Deflect Bird Flu Pandemic

    04/26/2006 11:06:02 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 499+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-26-2006 | Debora MacKenzie
    Only drugs and vaccines will deflect bird flu pandemic 18:00 26 April 2006 NewScientist.com news service Debora MacKenzie In just 16 weeks, the pandemic near-saturates the US (Image: Neil Ferguson) The picture is just as bleak for the UK (Image: Neil Ferguson)One of the world’s most powerful pandemic models has reached a stark conclusion: only combining a pre-pandemic vaccine with larger stocks of antiviral drugs than currently planned would really prevent mass disease. Closing borders and restricting travel will do very little.The conclusions mirror those reached earlier this month by a separate group working with a different model in the...
  • 'Only A Fraction Of Teheran's Brutality Has Come To Light'

    03/18/2006 6:51:17 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 730+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-19-2006 | Kim Willsher
    'Only a fraction of Teheran's brutality has come to light' By Kim Willsher in Auvers-sur-Oise (Filed: 19/03/2006) She is the female figurehead of what she hopes will become a new Iranian revolution. Now, after almost 25 years in exile, the world is beginning to beat a path to her door. Maryam Rajavi wants those who visit her near Paris to know what sort of regime Iran's mullahs are running. As the leader of the largest exiled Iranian opposition group, she talks angrily of the 15-year-old boy flogged to death for eating during Ramadan, and the girl of 13 buried up...
  • Brouhaha Context (Only paper in N.C. to print Danish cartoons explains why)

    03/06/2006 5:19:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 514+ views
    Rhino Times ^ | 3/02/06 | John Hammer
    Brouhaha ContextBy John Hammer Despite what Americans have been led to believe by the mainstream media, the protests about the Danish cartoons are about as spontaneous as the canned laughter on an old network sitcom. Imagine for a moment that you are so outraged by the riots in Pakistan that you and 10,000 of your closest friends and family decide to protest. So you go to your flag locker and pull out your Pakistani flag to burn. What? You don’t have a flag locker with flags of every nation in the world? Wow, if one is to believe the tripe...
  • Commentary: Military Hospital's Only War is Against Death

    02/17/2006 3:21:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 296+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 17, 2006 | Master Sgt. Thomas E. Hastings, USAF
    NEW CASTLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Del., Feb. 17, 2006 – News of the grievous wounds recently suffered by two ABC television journalists covering the war in Iraq drew my attention for a special reason. Master Sgt. Thomas E. Hastings, 166th Medical Group radiology technologist, Delaware Air National Guard, performs an abdominal ultrasound to check for internal bleeding on a soldier at Balad Air Base, Iraq, in the fall of 2005. Courtesy photo   They were rushed to the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base, north of Baghdad. They couldn't have been taken to a better battlefield hospital....
  • 'Only A Matter Of Time Before Terrorists Use Weapons Of Mass Destruction'

    01/16/2006 6:08:33 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-17-2006 | Con Coughlin
    'Only a matter of time before terrorists use weapons of mass destruction' By Con Coughlin (Filed: 17/01/2006) Biological weapons pose a far more serious long-term terrorist threat to the West than nuclear weapons, according to Washington's leading counter-terrorism expert. And Henry "Hank" Crumpton, the newly-appointed head of counter-terrorism at the US State Department, believes that it is simply a matter of time before international terrorist groups such as al-Qa'eda acquire weapons of mass destruction and use them in attacks. Henry Crumpton refuses to rule out the military option to tame Iran's nuclear amitions In an exclusive interview with The Daily...
  • Rumsfeld: War Can Be Lost Only in U.S.

    12/20/2005 4:49:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 801+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 20, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2005 – American servicemembers are doing a superb job in Iraq, and the only place the war can be lost is in the United States, where people don't have a clear understanding of what's happening on the ground and can lose patience, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Dec. 19. "The work that they're doing overseas is so professional and so able, and we're so fortunate to have them there that I would have to say that the only place this could be lost is if we lost our will here in the United States," Rumsfeld...
  • Rumsfeld: Terrorists Can Win Only in U.S., Media (Wish he'd mentioned the DemonRats too)

    12/09/2005 5:05:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 572+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2005 – Enemies of a free Iraq recognize they can't win against the United States and the coalition on the battlefield, and the only way they can hope to win is in Washington, D.C., and through American public opinion, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Dec. 8. "They can't win over there," Rumsfeld said on PBS' "News Hour With Jim Lehrer." "The only place they can win it is in Washington, D.C., and they know that. They are working on it, and they are working it skillfully." In addition, the secretary said, "they lie" and use the...
  • Only 40 Genes Separate Your Pet Dog From A Wolf

    11/21/2005 6:18:45 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies · 1,296+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-22-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Only 40 genes separate your pet dog from a wolf By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 22/11/2005) The difference between an obedient, friendly dog and a big bad wolf could be down to as few as 40 genes, according to a study into tameness. The research also found that to adapt to a life on the farm or in the home takes many more changes in gene activity than that required to love humans. A Swedish team compared two groups of farm-raised silver foxes in Siberia, one where for 40 generations the foxes have been selected for their friendly nature,...
  • THE ONLY REASON

    10/14/2005 2:33:56 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies · 258+ views
    ME | 10/14/05 | swampsniper
    There is but one reason to pretend to be Republican, and that reason is to believe in rule by the law, as defined by Our Constitution. If you can't handle this, you are just another shade of democrat!
  • Anchorage Boasts Only Known 'Ice Cream Support Squadron'

    09/21/2005 5:31:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 267+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 21, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 21, 2005 – Rich Owens takes great pride in his role as the "owner/commander" of Kulis Air National Guard Base's "Ice Cream Support Squadron" here. Owens bought Tastee Freez ice cream shop and restaurant on Aug. 1, 1994, near the base, which is home to the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing. He didn't know anyone from Kulis then, but 16 days later that would change. Three of his friends were in a Cessna 172 that crashed near Anchorage. "The 210th Rescue Squadron, which is part of Kulis ... happened to be at a training mission right...
  • Brit Hume Grapevine: Why Did They Look Into It? (NY Times only 'asking questions' about Roberts)

    08/06/2005 5:45:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 103 replies · 3,279+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/05/05 | Brit Hume
    Why Did They Look Into It?Friday, August 05, 2005 By Brit Hume Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine: The New York Times has been asking lawyers who specialize in adoption cases for advice on how to get into the sealed court records on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' two adopted children. There is no indication The Times had any evidence there was anything improper in the family's adoption of five-year-old Josie and four-year-old Jack, both born in Latin America. Sources familiar with the matter told FOX News that at least one lawyer turned the Times down flat, saying...
  • CA: Like him or not, governor knows change our only hope

    07/01/2005 10:45:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 552+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/1/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- It may be that moderate Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger offers the last hope to save California's state government from the ideologues in the Legislature who are running it into a ditch. If so, that hope appears to be slipping away. As his approval ratings tumble in the polls, Schwarzenegger backs away from one reform after another that he has proposed to solve the state's dire fiscal problems. Three of them have survived to appear on the Nov. 8 special election ballot. But the two that might do the most repair work -- reform of the budget process and redrawing...
  • Whites-only group looking to recruit members (Spring Lake, Michigan)

    05/25/2005 10:30:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 183 replies · 3,506+ views
    Wood TV ^ | 5/24/05
    Whites-only group looking to recruit members (Update, Spring Lake, May 24, 2005, 11:50 a.m.) It's a new group looking to recruit new members, and it has just one requirement. You have to be white. The group goes by the name White Voices of America, a whites-only group calling for fair and equal treatment of white people in West Michigan. The group has been busy passing out flyers in Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, and Grand Haven. Joel Toppen is with the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance. Several people in the tri-cities area have expressed concern to the police about the group's activity. Members...
  • 'Whites Only' Deed Sparks Lawsuit

    04/22/2005 10:54:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 259 replies · 6,145+ views
    cbsnews ^ | 4 22 05 | Dionne Walker
    The modest brick house, with its yard full of wilting tulips and rusted old cars, isn't a candidate for the pages of Better Homes and Gardens. But on a spring day in 2002, it was just what Nealie Pitts had in mind. She approached the owner, Rufus T. Matthews, and asked the price. According to court documents, Matthews said the house was selling for $83,000 - but that a deed restriction meant only whites were eligible to buy it. "I was hurt and angry, like he had slapped me in the face," Pitts, who is black, said in an e-mail....
  • Howard Dean Gets Away With Racism

    03/01/2005 2:45:32 PM PST · by forty_years · 7 replies · 865+ views
    Members of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Black Caucus have become seemingly desensitized to racial slurs. The Caucus did not even blink when the extreme Left’s new champion, Howard Dean, made prejudiced statements right before their very eyes. From Dean’s comments, it seems he believes that a Black person’s place is to be cleaning toilets at a hotel in which whites stay. According to the Washington Times, On Feb. 11, the day before he was elected party chief, Mr. Dean asked, at a meeting of the DNC Black Caucus, "You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people...
  • Natan Sharansky: "Peace Will Only Come after Freedom and Democracy"

    01/05/2005 1:12:23 PM PST · by stevejackson · 11 replies · 465+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | 1/5/05 | Natan Sharansky
    Natan Sharansky is among the world's most consistent advocates of democratization as a basis for foreign policy. Born in Ukraine in 1948, he received a degree in mathematics from Moscow's Physical Technical Institute. A brilliant mathematician and chess master, he entered the limelight as a spokesman for the movement to emancipate Soviet Jewry. Arrested by the Soviet authorities in 1977 for his refusenik activities, he was sentenced to thirteen years imprisonment. President Ronald Reagan interceded and, in 1986, won Sharansky's release as part of an East-West prisoner exchange. In his 1988 autobiography Fear No Evil,[1] he discussed both his emotional...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • News Flash: Iraq is OK

    11/22/2004 4:52:01 PM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies · 964+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 22, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    For those bad-news-from-Iraq-only information consumers, stop reading here. There have been several recent developments out of Iraq that should give some comfort to those who believe that Arabs and Muslims are capable of embracing democracy. There have been military victories in Iraq, a debt relief agreement for the country has been hammered out, and Iraq’s independent electoral commission has set a firm date for elections. First Najaf was cleaned up, then Sadr City, then Fallujah, then Mosul… Yes, Iraq’s “insurgency” won’t go away overnight, but it is certainly getting harder and harder for the “militants” – they’re either dead or...
  • "Terrorism is not just a nuisance" FREE ARTWORK by Linda Eddy

    10/15/2004 9:28:04 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 4 replies · 845+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 10/16/2004 | IPWGOP
                             
  • "Myopic View of Terrorism" CARTOON featuring John Kerry

    10/10/2004 12:32:47 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 10 replies · 1,579+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 10/10/2004 | IPWGOP
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  • Time Pooh-poohs Six Flags Muslim Only Day

    09/22/2004 9:48:25 AM PDT · by forty_years · 32 replies · 1,877+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | September 22, 2004
    In the September 20 issue of Time Magazine, author David Van Biema/Jackson writes very flippantly about a “Muslims Only” event held at Six Flags in New Jersey. He seems irritated that anyone would raise objections to religious segregation at a public amusement park. Before objections were raised, just how did the event’s organizers, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), plan to enforce Muslim-only entrance to Six Flags? By the way people dressed? By their skin color? Would entrants to the park have been forced to recite verses of the Koran? Were Jews wearing yarmulkes and Christians wearing crucifixes to...
  • Pee is only a wee bit gross

    05/11/2004 7:44:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 492+ views
    ESPN ^ | May 11, 2004 | Moises Alou
    Moises Alou says he urinates on his hands to alleviate calluses. So does Jorge Posada. "In spring training only," Posada told the Newark Star-Ledger. "You don't want to shake my hand in spring training before the game. After the game, it's OK." Ummm, on second thought, maybe just a friendly nod will do then, too, Jorge. Is there anything more disgusting in sports than an athlete urinating on his own hands? Yes. And not all of them involve Schottzie or David Wells. 10. Reporters eating in the press room. Remember John Belushi going through the Faber College cafeteria in "Animal...
  • Only Existing First Temple Relic May Be Forged

    03/26/2004 7:48:44 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 302+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | 3-26-2004 | Amiram Barkat
    Last Update: 26/03/2004 08:08 Only existing First Temple relic may be forged By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondent Investigators for the Israel Antiquities Authority have been informed that a precious Ivory Pomegranate, on display at the Israel Museum since 1988, is a forgery. On the basis of an inscription it had been dated from the period of the First Temple, 10th century BCE. However, it is information on the origin of the inscription that has raised doubts about the authenticity of the item. The Antiquities Authority refused to reveal the origins and nature of the information it holds. The inscription, completed...
  • A REVIEW/REFUTATION OF Gail Riplinger’s New Age Bible Versions

    08/27/2003 7:34:55 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 11 replies · 312+ views
    KJV Only Resource Center ^ | unk | James Richard May, M.A., M.B.A
    A REVIEW/REFUTATION OF Gail Riplinger’s New Age Bible Versions by James Richard May, M.A., M.B.A In this classic tome of biblical knowledge, exhaustive research, and careful reasoning, Gail Riplinger brings the full weight of her scholarship and technical expertise in home economics[1] to bear upon the daunting question of Bible texts and translation. Her ignorance of Greek and Hebrew is no deterrent to thorough investigation as she navigates the murky waters surrounding satanic influence in modern Bible versions. In her own words, Much digging in libraries and manuscripts [all apparently in English] from around the world has uncovered an alliance...
  • Fighting Words

    05/16/2003 7:08:12 AM PDT · by Cagey · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Fortune Small Business ^ | 4-24-2003 | Carlye Adler
    How a tiny drive-in restaurant in Arizona became the center of a bitter battle over English-only rules in the workplace. At first Richard Kidman couldn't figure out why, after 23 years of running R.D.'s Drive-In, everything seemed to be falling apart. It had never been easy to manage a business in Page, Ariz. (pop. 6,500), 130 miles from the nearest city and surrounded by Mars-red rocks and soaring cliffs. But lately Kidman's problems, especially employee turnover, were only getting worse. New hires were quitting after only a few days on the job. His restaurant has a staff of about 20,...
  • Cash-strapped airline to issue only e-tickets for domestic travel

    05/03/2003 3:21:24 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 298+ views
    boston.com ^ | 5/2/2003 | Associated Press
    <p>DALLAS (AP) Stiff fees by American Airlines Inc. for passengers using paper tickets are designed to eliminate what has become a costly system in favor of electronic ticketing, officials say.</p> <p>The cash-strapped airline will charge $50 for a paper ticket starting immediately, up from $25. Officials say the higher fee is designed to ''increase the incentive'' to use e-tickets.</p>
  • Equality Only Goes So Far (Washing Dishes Alert)

    03/04/2003 9:08:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 363+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | March 5, 03 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) A survey taken ahead of next week's observance of International Women's Day shows that in most Israeli homes, 60%, the woman is responsible for washing the dishes. According to the survey, in 14% of homes in Israel the husband does the dishes and in 20% of homes, they alternate. The children do dishes 4% of the time and in 2% of the time, a hired person is responsible for dishwashing. The survey was taken among 500 families that do not own a dishwasher. On a related note, 46% of Israeli homes have dishwashers the survey reports.
  • N.Y. Rep. Gilman (R) Mulls Party Switch to Democrat

    06/06/2002 7:55:05 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 276+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 05, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    June 05, 2002 N.Y. Rep. Gilman Mulls Party Switch WASHINGTON- With his job on the chopping block, the senior Republican in New York's congressional delegation is considering a switch to the Democratic Party. A spokesman for Rep. Benjamin Gilman said Tuesday that State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, broached the idea with the GOP lawmaker during a private meeting in Albany, N.Y., about congressional redistricting. "He told the speaker it was a very interesting offer," Brian Walsh said of Gilman's reaction, declining to elaborate. Silver said he told Gilman on Monday that if the congressman runs as a...