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  • U.S. Advises Commercial Jets to Honor China’s Rules

    11/29/2013 5:00:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, November 29, 2013 | Peter Baker and Jane Perlez
    After an internal debate, the Obama administration has decided to tell American commercial airlines to comply with China's demands to be notified of any flights through a broad swath of international airspace that it has claimed as an air defense zone, officials said Friday. Even as the United States continued to send military planes into the zone in defiance of China's declaration, officials said they expected civilian planes to go along with Beijing's new demands out of an abundance of caution. Officials said they were worried about an accident or unintended confrontation that could endanger civilian passengers. The administration’s decision...
  • Washington, D.C. attracts ‘high estrogen’ men: tenth-best city to find romantic guy

    08/22/2011 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    Disgusted by late night text messages, embarrassing blow-offs, and never receiving the phone call you were promised? Leading dating site Chemistry.com has a list of the top ten cities full of romantic, expressive, “high estrogen” men who probably wouldn’t slip into cad territory. Though bursting with government employees, politicians, political journalists, and all things polarizing and serious, Washington, D.C. is tenth on the list, nine spots below perpetually romantic San Francisco. Asked how bureaucratic, soulless Washington ever earned a spot on a list of romantic cities, Chemistry.com’s Dr. Helen Fisher told The Daily Caller that D.C. draws a lot of...
  • Indiana GOP drops anti-union bill, but Democrats stay out of state (Chicken Rino!)

    02/23/2011 3:23:46 PM PST · by tobyhill · 100 replies
    cbs ^ | 2/23/2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Republican lawmakers in Indiana have given up on a controversial anti-union bill that drove Democratic legislators out of the state, but Democrats want to see other controversial bills dropped before they return, the Indianapolis Star reports. Like Wisconsin Democrats before them, Indiana Democrats yesterday fled their state to stall a vote on a state bill that would weaken unions. But while the legislative battle rages on in Wisconsin, the Indiana labor measure known as the "right to work" bill is now effectively dead. Republicans in the state say they will move the issue to a legislative committee for review later...
  • Issa will sit with previous Democratic oversight Chairman Ed Towns at State of the Union

    01/24/2011 7:00:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/24/11 | Jonathan Strong
    Top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa announced he will sit with the previous chairman of the House oversight committee at the State of the Union, Democratic Rep. Edolphus Towns, in a move he says shows his willingness to move beyond “partisan entrenchments.” The move comes as Towns’ replacement, the newly appointed top Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings, is staking out a role of combative foil willing to fight for every inch. Issa and Towns got along well during Towns’ tenure as chairman over the last two years, but many Democrats saw Towns as a weak leader of the committee unable...
  • Toy robot detours traffic near Coors Field (Pansy Alert)

    12/07/2010 7:05:32 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 49 replies
    Denver Post ^ | Kyle Glazier
    <p>A robot met its end near Coors Field tonight when the Denver Police Department Bomb Squad detonated the "suspicious object," bringing to an end the hours-long standoff between police and the approximately eight-inch tall figurine.</p> <p>Denver Police Spokesman Matt Murray said that a citizen called police at 3:27 p.m. to report the presence of the plastic white toy robot cemented to the base of a pillar supporting a footbridge near the intersection of 20th and Wazee streets. Police closed 20th Street between Blake Street and Chestnut Place, but did let a few people past the police tape to retreive cars parked in nearby lots. Nobody was allowed within about 100 yards of the robot.</p>
  • World hopes Obama's Guantanamo move is step toward closure

    01/21/2009 7:47:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies · 698+ views
    AFP ^ | January 21, 2009
    US President Barack Obama's call to suspend trials of "war on terror" suspects at Guantanamo raised hopes worldwide that the prison could be closed soon, but not all welcomed the idea of repatriating ex-inmates. EU Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot hailed Obama's request to prosecutors as a step toward shutting the facility, which has been plagued by accusations of torture and become a symbol of US excesses. "I am delighted that one of the first acts of President Obama has been to turn the page on this sad episode of Guantanamo prison," Barrot said in a statement. He also stressed that...
  • Jumping Ship on McCain

    10/13/2008 12:23:38 PM PDT · by Obadiah · 35 replies · 1,133+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/13/08 | Victor Davis Hanson
    On CNN last evening both David Gergen and Ed Rollins echoed the current mantra that the "old" noble McCain is gone-and a "new" nastier one has emerged, largely because of his attacks on Ayers, perhaps his planned future ads on Wright, and a few unhinged people shouting at his campaign stops. Recently Christopher Buckley endorsed Obama, likewise lamenting the loss of the old noble McCain. New York Times columnist David Brooks dubbed Palin a "cancer," and he suggested that Obama's instant recall of Niehbuhr sent a tingle up his leg as Obama once did to Chris Matthews as well. A...
  • This is why I hate North American hockey

    03/25/2008 6:27:58 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 106 replies · 1,744+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 2008 | Jonathan Kay
    Whenever the subject of hockey comes up, I'm the pansy who prattles on about how much he likes the European game — the big rinks, the passing, the fast players, and — most importantly, a lack of fighting. The fighting in North American hockey is one of the main reasons I stopped paying any attention to the sport a decade ago. What kind of legitimate sport has "enforcers" — whose mission is to engage other "enforcers" in the sort of activity that would get regular people arrested if they did it outside of a bar? I guess the closest analogy...
  • Automated killer robots 'threat to humanity': expert

    02/28/2008 6:10:58 AM PST · by Ignatz · 39 replies · 168+ views
    AFP via breitbart.com ^ | Feb 27 | Unknown
    Increasingly autonomous, gun-totting robots developed for warfare could easily fall into the hands of terrorists and may one day unleash a robot arms race, a top expert on artificial intelligence told AFP. "They pose a threat to humanity," said University of Sheffield professor Noel Sharkey ahead of a keynote address Wednesday before Britain's Royal United Services Institute. Intelligent machines deployed on battlefields around the world -- from mobile grenade launchers to rocket-firing drones -- can already identify and lock onto targets without human help. There are more than 4,000 US military robots on the ground in Iraq, as well as...
  • Cambridge, MA Boy Scouts Accused Of Being "Too Pro-War."

    11/15/2007 5:48:39 AM PST · by suspects · 44 replies · 332+ views
    MyFox Boston.com ^ | November 15, 2007 | MyFox Boston
    They were just trying to collect donations for American troops. But the Boy Scouts end up getting busted by the City of Cambridge. All their boxes were taken down at polling stations for being too "pro-war." FOX25's Ted Daniel reports from Cambridge with details.
  • ANTI-GAY REMARKS MADE BY POLISH PRESIDENT SPARK ANGER IN IRELAND

    02/21/2007 10:50:40 AM PST · by lizol · 88 replies · 1,816+ views
    GCN ^ | 21 February 2007
    ANTI-GAY REMARKS MADE BY POLISH PRESIDENT SPARK ANGER IN IRELAND 21 February 2007 During a debate at Dublin Castle yesterday, the Polish President Lech Kaczynski said that homosexual culture was a threat to the survival of the human race and should not be promoted as an alternative lifestyle. The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) have called on the head of state to withdraw his remarks. "I'm sure that many Polish people living in Ireland are disappointed and embarrassed by these remarks," said GLEN spokesman Kieran Rose. "So I think the best thing for him to do is to withdraw...
  • When mommy goes off to war, it's rough on kids [sickening]

    11/29/2006 8:36:31 AM PST · by XR7 · 301 replies · 4,932+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/28/06 | Donna St. George
    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — When they called her name, she could not move. Sgt. Leana Nishimura intended to walk up proudly, shake the dignitaries' hands and accept their honors for her service in Iraq — a special coin, a lapel pin, a glass-encased U.S. flag. But her son clung to her leg. He cried and held tight...T.J. was 9, her oldest child, and although eight months had passed since she had returned from the war zone, he was still upset by anything that reminded him of her deployment... The faraway move to live with his grandmother. The months that...
  • Bullet found in doorway!!

    11/14/2006 1:14:26 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 194 replies · 4,970+ views
    Guardian Series UK (East London-Essex) ^ | 11/9/06 | David Williams
    LIVE ammunition has been found lying in the doorway of a busy high street shop. The .22 calibre short round bullet was found at the entrance of the 99p Stores in Walthamstow High Street on Wednesday morning, November 1. [LETHAL: The .22 calibre bullet found in Walthamstow High Street on a market day morning (D6W1001)] Haroon Khan, who has a firearms licence and is a member of a local gun club, was alarmed to discover live ammunition in a Walthamstow doorway. The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire...
  • Growing number of CBS affiliates refusing to carry profanity laden program

    09/06/2006 10:46:23 AM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 329 replies · 7,264+ views
    American Family Association/Action Alert/Email | Donald E. Wildmon
    Ask the FCC to enforce broadcast decency laws should CBS air profane language during prime-time viewing hours this Sunday evening Earlier I wrote you about the plans by CBS to air "9/11" containing hardcore profanity during primetime viewing (Supreme Court's 'safe-harbour') hours when children are most likely to be watching television. The program is schedule to air this Sunday evening. Because of your actions, CBS announced they would not seek sponsors for the program. But they also said, sponsors or no sponsors, that they will not mute the profanity. A growing number of CBS affiliates have publicly stated that they...
  • FBI plans new Net-tapping push (A move to make current practices legal)

    07/09/2006 3:03:12 PM PDT · by patriot_wes · 17 replies · 708+ views
    CNET News ^ | Jul 08 06 | Declan McCullagh
    The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned. FBI Agent Barry Smith distributed the proposal at a private meeting last Friday with industry representatives and indicated it would be introduced by Sen. Mike DeWine, an Ohio Republican, according to two sources familiar with the meeting. The draft bill would place the FBI's Net-surveillance push on solid legal footing. At the moment, it's ensnared in a legal challenge from universities and some technology companies...
  • Homeland security enters the classroom

    07/07/2006 2:27:07 PM PDT · by cope85 · 8 replies · 567+ views
    baltimoresun.com/ ^ | July 7, 2006 | Justin Fenton
    Homeland security enters the classroom Pioneering program starts next year at Harford high school The Harford County school system plans to open what will apparently be the nation's first magnet program focused on homeland security, preparing high school students for careers in disaster response, high-level computer science and law enforcement. Students in the program, scheduled to open in the fall of 2007 at Joppatowne High School, will be given limited security clearances to enable them to perform internships at nearby Aberdeen Proving Ground, where the military develops and tests conventional and biological weapons. The curriculum, which is being developed, is...
  • Heckler prompts Bush apology

    04/20/2006 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 410 replies · 6,837+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 April 2006
    A HECKLER from the Falun Gong spiritual movement, who entered White House grounds as a reporter, interrupted a formal arrival ceremony for Chinese President Hu Jintao today, prompting President George W. Bush to apologise to his guest. After being welcomed by Mr Bush, the Chinese president was just beginning his response when a woman, who had been allowed into the press section, started shouting. She was escorted away by a uniformed US guard. "President Hu, your days are numbered. President Bush, make him stop persecuting Falun Gong," the woman yelled. US officials later identified her as Wang Wenyi, 47, a...
  • Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town (actual title)

    03/29/2006 7:10:29 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 78 replies · 2,843+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 3/29/06
    Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Residents of the neighborhood of Sunset Circle say they have been terrorized by a crazy cat named Lewis. Lewis for his part has been uniquely cited, personally issued a restraining order by the town's animal control officer. "He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot, each with a long claw," Janet Kettman, a neighbor said Monday. "They are formidable weapons." The neighbors said those weapons, along with catlike stealth, have allowed Lewis to attack at least a half dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she...
  • Schools Close As Week-Long Arctic Storm Takes Hold (UK - 1st Day Of Spring)

    02/28/2006 6:35:38 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 677+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-1-2006 | Auslan Cramb
    Schools close as week-long Arctic storm takes hold By Auslan Cramb Scottish Correspondent (Filed: 01/03/2006) More than 150 schools were closed yesterday and dozens of roads were blocked by snow as Arctic weather hit parts of Britain. Walkers brave the elements at Scarborough, North Yorks, where a severe weather warning had been issued While many central areas enjoyed uninterrupted winter sunshine, the north of Scotland and the East Coast experienced some of the heaviest snowfall of the winter. The northerly air stream, which is expected to last for most of the week, hit Orkney and Shetland, where all schools were...
  • Bookcast With Senator John McCain

    11/10/2005 8:17:58 PM PST · by arjay · 10 replies · 651+ views
    Email from RNC | 11/10/05 | Kevin McLaughlin
    I received the following email tonight. From: Kevin McLaughlin [mailto:ecampaign@gop.com] Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 9:09 PM To: rwjay@woh.rr.com Subject: Bookcast with Senator John McCain Dear Richard, On this Veterans Day, join us for a conversation with Senator John McCain as he shares the stories of heroes who have devoted their lives to serving others. In the latest BookCast on GOP.com, Senator McCain discusses his newest book, Character is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember. In Character is Destiny, we meet heroes like Pat Tillman, who left the riches and celebrity of the...
  • Arctic drilling dropped from House bill

    11/10/2005 1:51:13 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 52 replies · 1,279+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 11/09/05 | www.msnbc.msn.com
    Leaders drop hotly debated ANWR drilling plan from omnibus budget billWASHINGTON - House leaders late Wednesday abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling, fearing it would jeopardize approval of a sweeping budget bill Thursday. They also dropped from the budget document plans to allow states to authorize oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts — regions currently under a drilling moratorium.
  • Softball coach snaps the unwritten rules (runs up score 55-0, gets suspended)

    04/30/2005 8:36:32 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 53 replies · 2,097+ views
    Enquirer Journal ^ | Saturday, April 30, 2005 | BY JEFF NELSON
    Column: Softball coach snaps the unwritten rules BY JEFF NELSON When written rules are broken, punishment follows. It's a basic tenet in sports, and one we see practiced nearly every day. What we don't often see, and frankly, what I can't ever recall seeing, is a punishment for breaking unwritten rules. But that appears to be what took place at Central Cabarrus High this past week. Softball coach Monte Sherrill was suspended by the school for two games after his team, which is ranked fourth in the nation by USA Today, beat West Charlotte, 55-0, on April 15. Go ahead...
  • Brazilian men take on wives' surnames

    03/15/2005 8:03:55 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 59 replies · 1,740+ views
    ananova ^ | 3-15-05
    Brazilian men take on wives' surnames Brazilian men are belying their macho reputation by taking on their wives' surnames. Registry officials in Sao Paolo say 540 grooms adopted their bride's surname in the last three months. Psychologist Deisely Carreiro Stefani told Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper: "By doing this the men show their brides how much they love and admire them." Newlywed Jeremias Oliveira de Souza used to be called Jeremias Silva Luz. He said: "When I got married, I wanted to start a new story with my wife and forget the sad things of the past."
  • Man and Woman”, “Wife”, “Husband”, “Widow”, “Widower” Banished From all Ontario Law

    02/28/2005 7:41:38 AM PST · by DBeers · 118 replies · 5,312+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 25, 2005 | LifeSiteNews
    “Man and Woman”, “Wife”, “Husband”, “Widow”, “Widower” Banished From all Ontario Law Terms, when referring to spouses, are banned from all government programs, services, documentsToronto, February 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the obscenely rapid, three-day introduction and passage of its same-sex “marriage” Bill 171, the Ontario government has advanced a revolutionary change in the way all laws and government programs and institutions refer to marriage and married persons. Everything referring to spouses must now be gender neutral. No longer can a married couple be referred to as “husband and wife” or “man and woman”. The terms “Widow” and “widower” are...
  • 'No Name-Calling Week' Begins in Schools

    01/24/2005 10:57:13 AM PST · by missyme · 84 replies · 1,473+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 24th, 2005 | David Crary
    NEW YORK - Using a young readers' novel called "The Misfits" as its centerpiece, middle schools nationwide will participate in a "No Name-Calling Week" initiative starting Monday. The program, now in its second year, has the backing of groups from the Girl Scouts to Amnesty International but has also drawn complaints that it overemphasizes harassment of gay youths. The initiative was developed by the New York-based Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which seeks to ensure that schools safely accommodate students of all sexual orientations. GLSEN worked with James Howe, the openly gay author of "The Misfits" and many other...
  • FIGHTIN' WORDS

    11/26/2004 10:06:54 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 722+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 26, 2004 | RUSS VAUGHN
    You media pansies may squeal and may squirm, But a fightin’ man knows that the way to confirm, That some jihadist bastard truly is dead, Is a brain-tappin’ round fired into his head. To hell with some weenie with his journalist degree Safe away from the combat, tryin’ to tell me, I should check him for breathin,’ examine his eyes. Nope, I’m punchin’ his ticket to Muj paradise. To hell with you wimps from your Ivy League schools, Sittin’ far from the war tellin’ me about rules And preachin’ to me your wrong-headed contention That I should observe the Geneva...
  • Red vs. Blue: The Aftermath (Seattle Libs in Full Meltdown Mode)

    11/10/2004 6:38:02 PM PST · by Clemenza · 226 replies · 4,619+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 11/10/04 | The Latte Left
    Red vs. Blue: The Aftermath Seattle Weekly readers sound off on the election. I feel like someone has died, and I guess that someone is my country and its shining ideals. The people have voted, cowering in fear and ignorance, and now retreat to their caves with the same mentality . . . playing right into the hands of this despicable bunch that will control our country for another four years. I'm shocked and appalled, fearful, and more than a little ashamed of my countrymen, and I'm worried about what the next four years will bring. Because it's "open season"...
  • There Are Lessons In Unit’s Disobedience (go directly to jail, do not pass go, no 200.00)

    10/27/2004 8:36:47 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 13 replies · 802+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | October 27, 2004 | Ralf W. Zimmermann
    It came as a shock to me when a U.S. truck platoon of the 343rd Quartermaster Company refused orders to hit the road and deliver essential supplies to their comrades. Their reason: the trucks weren’t adequately maintained and the unit didn’t have adequate escort protection for the mission. As the 18-member Army Reserve platoon was placed under arrest for their refusal of a “suicide” mission, the Army rapidly shifted to damage control mode — “It’s an isolated incident . . . we’re investigating . . . the goods have been delivered.” The initial press positions differed. The reports reiterated that...
  • Today in History: Chamberlain Appeases Hitler (AP Feature)

    09/30/2004 2:11:35 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies · 511+ views
    Today is Thursday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2004. There are 92 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders decided to appease Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
  • Europe to Bush: Go Away – Even British Prefer Kerry for President

    09/27/2004 10:01:32 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 74 replies · 1,955+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 27, 2004 | Vivienne Walt
    Paris – "Why Bush must be beaten," screamed the headline of Le Nouvel Observateur, a left-leaning French newsweekly. Smaller type above the U.S. president's half profile provided the answer: "His re-election will be a catastrophe for the world and for America." That sentiment may have been expressed more bluntly than the opinions of many Europeans, yet it captured the passions on this continent over who will occupy the White House come January. Poised halfway between the political wrangling in Washington over the war in Iraq and the suicide bombs and kidnappings in Baghdad, Europeans have rarely felt so involved in...
  • Bush Employing Platform Shoos to Keep Party in Line [pro-life alert]

    08/11/2004 2:41:51 PM PDT · by firebrand · 47 replies · 1,169+ views
    Sun Times/NY Post ^ | August 5, 2004 | Bob Novak
    With the Republican National Convention's platform committee convening in New York less than three weeks from now, no draft platform exists, no subcommittees have been named, and no special lodging for committee members has been assigned. Rather than signifying sudden collapse of accustomed Republican efficiency, all this looks more like a coolly calculated plan. The suspicion has grown that President Bush's re-election strategists--Karl Rove and Karen Hughes--do not want the open debate over principles and policy that has characterized Republican platform-making for a generation. The carefully guarded Bush campaign game plan is to present delegates on the platform committee with...
  • Why do the Appease-o-crats like to talk about Vietnam?

    05/19/2004 12:24:35 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 4 replies · 282+ views
    5/18/04 | Greg C
    Why do the Democrats like to talk about Vietnam so much? Because it's the only war they ever won.
  • Rebel Texas Democrats to Hold Conference (Latest update: 10:53 pm EDT)

    05/12/2003 8:32:22 PM PDT · by Timesink · 97 replies · 348+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2003 | Connie Mabin
    Rebel Texas Democrats to Hold Conference By CONNIE MABINAssociated Press Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP)--State troopers and the elite Texas Rangers were ordered to track down and bring in 59 Democratic lawmakers who brought the Texas House to a standstill Monday by going into hiding.The quorum-busting boycott capped months of tension between Democrats and the newly-in-control Republicans over a bill to limit lawsuits and a GOP budget that would make deep spending cuts without raising taxes.It also came just before scheduled debate on a congressional redistricting plan Democrats say was forced onto the agenda by Republican leaders in Washington.GOP House Speaker...
  • Protesters Come to Washington

    04/19/2002 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 284+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 4-19-02 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    <p>WASHINGTON — Perhaps bolstered by a shift in focus to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, critics of U.S. military policy who had mostly confined their protests to college campuses are suddenly feeling more comfortable in the street.</p> <p>Joining a hodgepodge of interest groups — including those representing anti-globalization and Palestinian solidarity — a coalition of anti-war groups plan to converge on Washington in a show of activist angst this weekend.</p>
  • DFU SONG: I Love Paris (won't share Moussaoui info) 3-27-02

    03/28/2002 10:08:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 424+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 3-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - I LOVE PARIS Why is Paris filled with sissies Why don't their men have a pair Scum Moussaoui, we can try 'em, but not fry 'em They won't give cooperation…what a nation They want help when they're in trouble They have made us want to hurl They are made of…jello, and they're all afraid of The average U.S. girl