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  • reality of Post Abortion Stress Syndrome

    08/07/2014 12:05:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Live Action ^ | Christina Martin
    She sat across from me, tears streaming down her face. The subject of abortion came up and this woman struggled to discuss it. ‘Emotionally damaging’ was the phrase she used to describe the procedure. She thought about her child. She wondered how old he or she may be. As she reflected on her past she wrestled with feelings of regret. She admitted to choosing abortion without knowing all of the facts. She felt rushed into the decision, wishing now that she would have gathered more information before she decided. This woman’s story is all too common. In the decade I’ve...
  • Blake Farenthold wants pathway to legal status only after border is secure

    07/03/2014 1:15:59 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | Congressman Blake Farenthold
    As I said today on MSNBC, a pathway to legal status could pass the House only after the American people believe the border is secure. I oppose amnesty in any shape or form, as well as any reforms that reward unlawful behavior. Our broken immigration system cannot be fixed until the border is secure and we have an Administration that will enforce the Rule of Law.
  • Obama: I´ll do ´everything in my power´ to pass gun bill

    05/03/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/3/13 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama vowed on Friday he will "continue to do everything in my power" to pass gun control legislation, saying that it´s "the right thing to do." Delivering a speech in Mexico City at the National Anthropology Museum, Obama said he swore an oath to uphold the Second Amendment, and "I always will.” But he said passing legislation to prevent criminals from obtaining guns will "save lives" in both the United States and Mexico. Last month, the Senate rejected a measure that would have expanded background checks for gun purchases. After the legislation was defeated,
  • Misconduct scandal prompts L.A. schools to send 604 teacher discipline cases to state

    06/03/2012 5:24:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/01/12 | Michael Martinez
    Misconduct scandal prompts L.A. schools to send 604 teacher discipline cases to stateBy Michael Martinez, CNN updated 6:19 AM EDT, Fri June 1, 2012 Los Angeles (CNN) -- In the wake of a teacher misconduct scandal, Los Angeles school officials have referred the discipline cases of 604 teachers from the past four years to state authorities to decide whether the teachers' licenses should also be revoked, a school spokesman said Thursday. Of the 604 cases in which teachers were fired or facing discipline, 60 teachers were accused of sexual misconduct with pupils on or off campus or with minors who...
  • Obama uses variation of phrase ‘pass this bill’ 17 times in speech

    09/08/2011 7:07:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/11 | Alex Pappas
    President Barack Obama asked lawmakers to “pass this bill” — or made some variation of the phrase — 17 times in his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs package, the American Jobs Act, during the speech.
  • "TOKYO ROVE" STRIKES AGAIN

    08/24/2011 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 73 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Anthony James
    TOKYO ROVE” STRIKES AGAIN© 2011 by Anthony James Sour Grapes Karl Just Can’t Help Himself. As former president Ronald Reagan would say, “There you go again, Karl.” On Wednesday evening on Greta Van Susteren’s top-rated FOX TV news and talk show, “On The Record,” former Bush political adviser and the man euphemistically referred to as “The Architect” for his alleged contributions to George W. Bush’s winning campaign strategies in 2000 and 2004, Karl Rove just inexplicably and repeatedly soiled himself in front of the American public again and again. Greta had asked him why he felt it was that the...
  • Obama Commerce Nominee in 2009: U.S. Must Pass Cap and Trade Now

    05/31/2011 5:32:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/31/11 | Matt Cover
    John Bryson, nominated by President Barack Obama today to head the Department of Commerce, once said it was “incredibly important” that the United States pass cap and trade legislation and that America needed to become a global leader in combating man-made global warming. “I regard it as incredibly important that the United States comes forth in this year with federal climate change legislation as a foundation for moving ahead,” Bryson told the U.N. International Energy Conference in late August 2009. “I think we in the U.S. have an obligation to assist
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham predicts tax cuts will pass, 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal (& DREAM Act) won't

    11/28/2010 9:44:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/10 | Joseph Weber
    Graham predicts tax cuts will pass, 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal won'tBy Joseph Weber The Washington Times 11:02 a.m., Sunday, November 28, 2010 Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, gave a blunt analysis Sunday about the possibility of extending tax cuts to Americans and about the fate of "don't ask, don't tell" and other legislation in the lame-duck congressional session that resumes Monday. Mr. Graham said Congress has "enough bipartisan support" to extend the so-called Bush-era tax cuts, despite the refusal by Democrats to extend them to all Americans. He also said senators who support a repeal of the "don't...
  • Democrats Mulling Dropping "Deem and Pass"

    03/20/2010 11:49:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 70 replies · 1,648+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2010 | Fox News
    UPDATE: A senior House Source confirms to Fox News that "deem and pass is dead" Developing.. Fox News has learned that House Democrats are considering dropping a controversial parliamentary ploy to pass the Senate's version of the health care bill before the House begins on a second "fix-it" resolution, known as reconciliation. Senior House Democratic sources indicate that there is an ongoing discussion about dropping what's billed a "deem and pass" strategy. Democrats have signaled for days that they would probably use a procedural two-step to get the House to approve the Senate’s health care measure.
  • Biden: Labor legislation to pass this year

    09/07/2009 5:47:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 948+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/7/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    Controversial legislation that would make it easier to organize unions will pass this year, Vice President Joe Biden said today. Appearing at a Labor Day rally in Pittsburgh, Biden praised the role of unions in building the middle class and said the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will make it through Congress before the end of the year, the Associated Press reports. That's a very optimistic timeline, considering that Democrats are already putting all their legislative muscle behind healthcare reform.
  • How Democrats Pass Legislation (Video from Tammy Bruce website)

    09/06/2009 9:44:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies · 676+ views
    Tammy Bruce Website ^ | September 3, 2009 | Pat
    "We knew it!" Comment: So, this is the Dems secret in moving bills through the House. No wonder it smells like an out-house. Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNuoNN66Pm4&feature=player_embedded
  • Pelosi Says Health Care Will Pass the House ("I have no doubt we have the votes")

    07/22/2009 11:06:09 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 42 replies · 1,947+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | July 22, 2009 | Editors
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she has the votes to pass a health care overhaul bill. Her prediction came as Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry A. Waxman , D-Calif., said that he would try to move forward Thursday with his markup of the House’s health care bill, which broke off because moderate Democrats raised objections to the bill’s costs. “I have no doubt we have the votes to pass this on the House floor,” the Speaker said at a press conference. “I’m feeling pretty confident,” she added, conceding that intense negotiations continue in her caucus on coming up...
  • ‘Reconciliation’ to Pass Health Bill Won’t Work

    07/01/2009 11:06:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 654+ views
    Roll Aall ^ | 7/1/09 | Morton M. Kondracke
    Liberal health reform advocates have talked about ramming a reform plan — including a Medicare-like public insurance option — through the Senate with only 51 Democratic votes. But a leading Senate player says it won’t work.
  • House, Senate Pass Obama-Friendly Budget Plans

    04/02/2009 11:45:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 608+ views
    abc ^ | 4/2/09 | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writers
    Acting in quick succession, the House and Senate approved budgets Thursday night drawn to President Barack Obama's specifications and pointing the way toward major legislation later this year on health care, energy and education
  • Hareidi Students Pass Nat'l Average by Far on Psychometric Exam (Israel)

    08/01/2008 8:57:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 65+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-1-08 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) A class of 30 hareidi men scored overwhelmingly better than the national average on a recent psychometric exam - despite, or because of, their lack of general studies schooling. Facts Belie Editorial Haaretz newspaper editorialized angrily this week against the exemption of hareidi students "from acquiring knowledge such as English and math" - and just a few days later reported on the hareidi students' high scholastic achievements. The editorial was in response to a law passed the Knesset this week. The new law states that hareidi high schools - "yeshivot ktanot" - will continue to receive State funding, despite...
  • Take the Awareness Test

    03/13/2008 12:43:59 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 10 replies · 480+ views
    Transport for London ^ | March 2008 | Transport for London
    Do The Test: http://www.dothetest.co.uk/
  • One pass opens, one closed Traffic moves on Stevens; outlook for Snoqualmie is uncertain

    01/31/2008 11:12:31 PM PST · by skeptoid · 2 replies · 165+ views
    Seattle P. I. ^ | January 31, 2008 | LARRY LANGE
    Stevens Pass highway, closed for more than six hours Thursday after a truck jackknifed, reopened later in the day, easing a five-mile traffic backup. But as winter conditions and restrictions persisted, it was unclear when Snoqualmie Pass would reopen. Officials said they won't be able to assess avalanche and snowfall conditions on Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie until 9 a.m. Friday. However, by 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the miles-long backup of U.S. Route 2 at Stevens Pass was easing, even as snow continued to fall. Eastbound lanes reopened at about 5:20 p.m. and westbound lanes, closed at Leavenworth, opened around 4:45 p.m.,...
  • Astronomers Monitor Asteroid To Pass Near Mars

    12/21/2007 4:02:43 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 213+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-21-2007 | NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
    Astronomers Monitor Asteroid To Pass Near MarsThis artist rendering uses an arrow to show the predicted path of the asteroid on Jan. 30, 2008, and the orange swath indicates the area it is expected to pass through. Mars may or may not be in its path. (Credit: NASA/JPL) ScienceDaily (Dec. 21, 2007) — Astronomers funded by NASA are monitoring the trajectory of an asteroid estimated to be 50 meters (164 feet) wide that is expected to cross Mars' orbital path early next year. Observations provided by the astronomers and analyzed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
  • Bush Asks Congress to Pass Funds for Troops

    12/03/2007 3:58:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 138+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2007 – Congress needs to act soon to approve emergency funding for troops in the war on terror, President Bush said here today. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, Bush said Congress’ first priority before breaking for the holidays should be to provide troops the money they need for the fights in Iraq and Afghanistan. The president said “we’re seeing the benefits of success” brought about by the Iraq strategy. “This month, more of our troops will return home as a result of the success we’re seeing in Iraq. People are coming home,” Bush said....
  • Harry Potter: The Archetype of an Abortion Survivor

    09/07/2007 8:16:04 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 40 replies · 850+ views
    Originally published in Catholic Insight December 2003 ^ | September 5, 2007 | Marie Peeters-Ney, MD and Philip G. Ney, M.D., M.A., FRCP(C), FRANZCP, RPsych
    Harry Potter: The Archetype of an Abortion Survivor By Marie Peeters-Ney, MD and Philip G. Ney, M.D., M.A., FRCP(C), FRANZCP, RPsychOriginally published in Catholic Insight December 2003Republished with permission and encouragement of authors One could speak about a worldwide "Harry Potter phenomenon," appearing soon after the Pokemon craze. The object of this discussion is to reflect on the possible reasons for the remarkable popularity of Harry Potter. Can the current craze be only due to good marketing skills? Does this book have exceptional literary value? Could the book be an indicator of a deeper cultural trend?  We wish to hypothesize...
  • Keep the pressure on the Senators against amnesty bill (vanity)

    06/13/2007 7:54:03 PM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 17 replies · 523+ views
    Me ^ | 2007-06-13 | Me
    The amnesty bill is not dead. Everyone has to keep the pressure on. Keep emailing, mailing, faxing and calling your senators and the following key senators: McConnell 202/224-2541 Lott 202/224-6253 Kyl 202/224-4521 Brownback 202/224-6521 Burr 202/224-3154 Chambliss 202/224-3521 Cornyn 202/224-2934 Hutchison 202/224-5922 Isakson 202/224-3643 Warner 202/224-2023 Webb 202/224-4024 Your email, letter, fax and/or phone calls can make a difference. Flood their offices with them!
  • Bush Urges Congress to Pass Emergency War-Spending Bill

    04/10/2007 4:36:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 455+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2007 – President Bush today reiterated his call for Congress to pass an Iraq war supplemental appropriations bill and called for a meeting with congressional leaders from both parties to move the process ahead. Speaking to American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., the president called for a session next week to work toward a bill that’s not bogged down with pork-barrel projects and “arbitrary deadlines” for a withdrawal from Iraq. “We can discuss the way forward on … a clean bill … that funds our troops without artificial timetables for withdrawal and without handcuffing our...
  • Bush Urges Congress to Pass Emergency War Spending Bill Without Strings

    03/17/2007 5:33:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 236+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2007 – It is vital Congress pass an emergency war spending bill as soon as possible and without strings attached, President Bush said during his weekly radio address today. “In times of war, Congress has no greater obligation than funding our warfighters,” Bush said. “The purpose of this legislation should be to give our troops on the front lines the resources, funds and equipment they need to fight our enemies. Bush submitted a defense budget request Feb. 5 that includes a $93.4 billion emergency supplemental measure to cover the cost of operations in the war on...
  • Gates Urges Congress to Pass 2007 Supplemental Budget

    02/27/2007 5:03:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 231+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called on Congress to quickly act on the fiscal 2007 supplemental request to fund ongoing operations in the war on terror. Gates, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee today. President Bush is asking for $93.4 billion for the Defense Department, and that money is vital, Gates said. “If these additional funds are delayed, the military will be forced to engage in costly and counterproductive reprogramming actions starting this spring, in April,...
  • 200Mth American ready to pass the torch (Bobby Woo named by Life magazine in 1967 as 200Mth)

    10/14/2006 10:42:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 414+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/06 | Giovanna Dell'Orto - ap
    ATLANTA - When the 300 millionth American is born or immigrates this week, Bobby Woo will welcome a new milestone that surpasses an unofficial distinction he has held for nearly 39 years. When Woo was born in 1967, Life magazine heralded him as the 200 millionth American. Growing up, he didn't understand the special distinction until his parents told him it was because he represented "the average American." While the Atlanta attorney, born of a Chinese immigrant, considers it an honor, he now laughs at the whole concept of average for this diverse nation. "There's no typical American," he said...
  • Republicans vow to pass immigration enforcement measures (Hastert - "We need to close our borders")

    09/09/2006 4:14:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies · 45,737+ views
    Pulse Journal ^ | 9/08/06 | EUNICE MOSCOSO
    Republicans vow to pass immigration enforcement measuresBy EUNICE MOSCOSO Cox News Service Friday, September 08, 2006 WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders said Thursday they would pass several border enforcement measures in the next few weeks, essentially sidelining a broader bill to change the nation's immigration laws. "Our border is a sieve. We are at war. We certainly need to act like we're at war. We need to close our borders," House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., told reporters. "The Congress cannot wait until next year to take on this issue." Hastert and other GOP leaders said they would move within the...
  • CA: Lawmakers on track to pass $130.9 billion state budget -*UPDATE*- Legislature passes budget

    06/27/2006 7:15:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 397+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 6/27/06 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    SACRAMENTO State lawmakers were poised to approve a $130.9 billion spending plan Tuesday that uses a tax windfall to fund one of the largest-ever increases for California schools and sets aside billions to pay down debt and build up reserves. Leaders of both parties say they expect it to pass with the required two-thirds vote, setting the stage for California's first on-time budget in six years. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office said if it passes, officials will work around the clock to complete the governor's line-item review of the budget bill in time for him to sign it before midnight Friday,...
  • July 1st Nationwide Rally and Boycott to Stop Illegal Immigration

    06/05/2006 2:35:25 AM PDT · by michellena · 10 replies · 889+ views
    U.S.A. Citizen Day ^ | 6/1/2006 | Citizen Day
    Nationwide Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at every City HallOn May 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. On July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally and BoycottRally to stop the invasion by millions of illegal aliens. 1-Day boycott...
  • Document verification provisions of immigration bills - AP

    06/02/2006 11:05:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 510+ views
    Excerpts on fake documents from President Bush's May 15 national address on immigration reform: "Comprehensive immigration reform must include a better system for verifying documents and work eligibility. A key part of that system should be a new identification card for every legal foreign worker. This card should use biometric technology, such as digital fingerprints, to make it tamperproof. A tamperproof card would help us enforce the law and leave employers with no excuse for violating it." --- Highlights of a bill the Senate passed in May: - Requires employers and subcontractors to use an electronic system within 18 months...
  • Immigration measure said likely to pass- Sen. Sessions, "The Senate should be ashamed of itself."

    05/19/2006 11:52:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,813+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - A prominent congressional opponent of sweeping immigration legislation conceded Friday the measure is likely to pass next week, adding "The Senate should be ashamed of itself." At the same time, Sen. Jeff Sessions (news, bio, voting record), R-Ala., predicted that without significant changes, no final compromise would emerge from House-Senate negotiations this year. Sessions indicated little chance of a filibuster, a tactic that would require supporters to amass 60 votes to prevail. The Alabama Republican made his remarks at the end of a week of maneuvering on the Senate floor that left the fundamental provisions of the legislation...
  • Qatar Pass Program Geared to Refresh Servicemembers

    04/17/2006 4:09:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,633+ views
    AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar, April 17, 2006 – People use the term "decompress" a lot at U.S. Central Command's Rest and Recuperation Center here. Servicemembers enjoy video games in the USO lounge at the As Sayliyah Rest and Recuperation Center in Qatar. Personnel from Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa can get four-day passes to the facility. Photo by Jim Garamone  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The center allows servicemembers and Defense Department civilians to leave the stress of service in Iraq, Afghanistan or the Horn of Africa behind, said Army Capt. Pernita Duggal, in charge of the...
  • Human Deaths From Bird Flu To Pass 100

    03/14/2006 4:15:02 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 532+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-14-2006 | Debora McKenzie
    Human deaths from bird flu to pass 100 17:41 14 March 2006 NewScientist.com news service Debora MacKenzie The world is about to reach a grim milestone, with the confirmation of the 100th death from H5N1 bird flu expected this week. Nor do the numbers seem likely to stop rising, with almost daily news of the virus reaching new areas, most of them impoverished with little defence against human infection. The World Health Organization confirmed on Tuesday that three people who died in the Salyan region of southeast Azerbaijan had H5 bird flu. Final confirmation from a UK lab that it...
  • 11 students pass out during meth talk

    11/18/2005 6:42:57 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 30 replies · 3,521+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-18-05 | ap
    BRIEFING: HUTCHINSON, MINN. A class discussion on the dangers of methamphetamine may have been a bit too much for some students at Hutchinson High School. Eleven students passed out during a graphic presentation by former meth addict David Parnell, who spoke about his struggle, attempted suicide and recovery. The presentation included videos, Hutchinson police Lt. Dave Erlandson said. Four ambulances, three police officers and the school nurse were called in to help.
  • Allen, Frist, McCain, Pass: The FR poll debate before the vote

    05/24/2005 4:00:26 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 23 replies · 411+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2005 | Free Republic
    Setting aside Condi and the rest of the Republican field for the moment, which of the following three Senators might you support for president in '08? George Allen Bill Frist John McCain Pass
  • House GOP tries to pass Social Security overhaul by 'super-sizing' bill

    05/17/2005 9:33:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 444+ views
    House GOP tries to pass Social Security overhaul by 'super-sizing' bill 05/18/2005 WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are moving to super-size President Bush's Social Security overhaul with measures aimed at breaking Democrats' united front against it - such as bolstering private pension plans and improving non-retiree benefits for widows, children and the disabled. Democrats say they will not be tempted by what one member has labeled "artificial sweeteners" as long as any bill includes the private investment accounts Bush is pushing. "They're trying to get the goods through Customs that way," Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., a member of the House...
  • Hillary gets a pass, DeLay is assailed (Good thing she's a RAT!)

    05/13/2005 11:02:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,310+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/14/05 | Jerry Falwell
    Hillary gets a pass, DeLay is assailed Posted: May 14, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern WorldNetDaily.com It's really a good thing that Sen. Hillary Clinton is a Democrat. If she were a Republican, she would have been the topic of dire front-page headlines in the New York Times and at the forefront of "CBS Evening News" broadcasts over the past several days with her name being connected with a shadowy political fund-raising imbroglio. What's that? You say you weren't aware that Mrs. Clinton was at the center of a significant controversy? No surprise there. Like I said, she's a Democrat. So...
  • Abbas Apologizes for Being Ethnically Cleansed

    12/12/2004 2:54:15 PM PST · by stevejackson · 1 replies · 514+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | December 12, 2004
    The Arab world is all one big happy family again. OK, dysfunctional, but happy. No, well, unhappy and as twisted as usual. While visiting Kuwait today, Palestinian presidential front-runner, Mahmoud Abbas, apologized for his people’s support of Saddam’s invasion of the Gulf emirate in 1990. Isn’t that special? (remember Dana Carvey as the “Church Lady” on SNL?). This happened just after Kuwait’s sultans (or whatever they’re called) forgave the Palestinian people for supporting Saddam’s invasion. Kuwait’s leadership went so far as to say they didn’t even expect a public apology for Palestinian support of the 1990 war. Now, isn’t that...
  • 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!
  • CA: Pass workers' comp reform

    04/16/2004 8:56:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 121+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/176/04 | Op/Ed
    If California is to rehabilitate its atrocious business climate, the Legislature must pass a compromise workers' compensation reform bill today. The measure is a legislative camel -- a flawed policy horse designed by committee -- but it puts significant reforms in place. That lays the groundwork for future legislation that can correct shortcomings that become evident later. If the compromise measure is not passed, there is a grave risk that nothing will be done. That is simply unacceptable. "I gotta tell you, there's no question this is not a perfect bill," said Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles. "What it...
  • Arafat: Passion of the Christ 'impressive'

    03/27/2004 10:39:26 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 23 replies · 186+ views
    Yasser Arafat watched Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ on Saturday, and afterward a top aide compared Jesus' pain during crucifixion to the suffering of Palestinians in the conflict with Israel. Nabil Abu Rudeneh, one of Arafat's closest advisers, watched the film along with the veteran Palestinian leader and a group of American and European Christians and Palestinian Muslim clerics. "The Palestinians are still daily being exposed to the kind of pain Jesus was exposed to during his crucifixion," Abu Rudeneh said in a statement after he viewed the movie. Arafat, who watched the film on a small...
  • Cats 'Can Catch And Pass On SARS'

    10/29/2003 3:38:05 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 284+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10-29-2003
    Cats 'can catch and pass on Sars' Medical researchers have found cats can catch Sars and pass it on to other animals. A team of US scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston say the finding raises the question of whether cats can pass the virus to humans. Researcher Dr Robert Shope, an expert on emerging diseases, said: "You might want to quarantine the pets as well as the people. If it's been shown that the virus can transmit from cat to cat, it doesn't take much of a leap of faith that it will transmit to...
  • Eagles 14, Giants 10 (Late Punt Return Takes Focus off McNabb as McAwful)

    10/19/2003 3:27:20 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 40 replies · 297+ views
    ESPN ^ | Oct. 20, 2003 | ESPN
    Box Score: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=231019019 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Twenty-five years ago the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the New York Giants with "The Fumble." Now they have "The Punt Return" to rub in the Giants' faces. Brian Westbrook scored on an 84-yard punt return with 1:16 to play, leading the Eagles to a 14-10 victory over the Giants on Sunday. Until the return, the Giants' defense dominated the game between the two struggling NFC East powers. It had limited Donovan McNabb and the Eagles (3-3) to 134 total yards and one second-half first down. All the Giants (2-4) needed to do to...
  • Immigrants 'Should Pass Britishness Test' (UK)

    09/03/2003 3:25:43 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 350+ views
    Immigrants 'should pass Britishness test' (Filed: 03/09/2003) Immigrants who want a UK passport should have free English lessons and pass a new "Britishness test". A blueprint for the compulsory new exam said applicants should learn about the history of the UK. An earlier version of the proposals published in January was criticised for concentrating on how to claim benefits and use the NHS, and for insisting that learning about Britain's history "should not be an imposed pre-condition". David Blunkett, Home Secretary, unveiled the proposals, drawn up by the Life in the United Kingdom Advisory Panel, alongside its chairman Sir Bernard...
  • Time for the Syria Accountability Act to Pass

    04/15/2003 10:15:12 AM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 182+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 4/15/2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Time for the Syria Accountability Act to PassBy Andrew L. Jaffee, 4/15/2003 Lebanese Americans and Jewish Americans have found common cause in supporting the Syria Accountability Act (SAA). It is now time for all Americans to lobby Congress to turn this piece of legislation into law. The SAA would impose economic sanctions on Syria to pressure its leadership to stop supporting terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, and stop development of weapons of mass destruction. One would think these are realistic demands to be made of a "sovereign" state. Just this week, the Bush administration started taking a tough...