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  • Discharge pending for combat pilot who tried to halt lesbian officers’ make-out session

    11/13/2014 11:18:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/12/14 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Army is moving to discharge a decorated combat pilot who intervened to stop two lesbian officers from showing excessive affection on the dance floor at an official ball at Fort Drum, N.Y. Lt. Col. Christopher Downey ended up being convicted administratively of assaulting a soldier trying to film the kissing and grabbing. Col. Downey’s lawyer, Richard Thompson, says his client merely pushed down the camera to prevent photos that could end up on social media.
  • Committee decides to keep ‘Two Boys Kissing’ on school library shelves

    04/25/2014 6:06:59 AM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies ^ | 04/25/2014 | Hannah Dellinger
    “Two Boys Kissing” will stay in Fauquier High School’s library. FHS parent Jessica Wilson made an official complaint to remove the book from the school library on Feb. 7, because she believed that the cover of the book condoned public displays of affection, which are against school policy. Marie Miller, a teacher at FHS and the advisor for the school publication The Falconer said that she believes that those opposing the book were doing so not because of it’s lack of appropriateness for the students, but because it is a story about gay teens. “If the focus of this book...
  • Bundled into a police van…just for giving his girlfriend an innocent peck on the cheek…(Scotland)

    03/07/2014 10:57:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:20 EST, 7 March 2014 | Gavin Madeley
    When Robbie Mullen planted an innocent peck on his girlfriend’s cheek over Sunday lunch, he never imagined it would see him bundled into a police van and warned about his behavior. Mr. Mullen’s romantic gesture offended one diner so much that she complained to staff, who then asked the civil engineer and his partner Natalie Potter to move tables. When he refused, the 43-year-old said he was “shocked” to see four police officers arrive and march him outside where he was told he was not welcome in the restaurant. …
  • Gay Couple Reportedly Asked to Leave Roseville[CA] Galleria For Kissing [Victim Parade Begins!]

    03/05/2013 8:48:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies ^ | 3/4/13 | Justin Cox
    Two men were reportedly asked to leave the Roseville Galleria on Saturday because they were kissing in the mall, according to Fox 40. 21-year-old Daniel Chesmore and his boyfriend Jose Guzman, 24, recorded audio of the guard who asked them to leave, according to Fox 40. He said, "If you continue tokiss,you will be askedtoleave the mall. Period ... I counted you guys kissing 25 times. I told you before, we contact any couple..." A Galleria representative told the news station that, "Persons that violate the Code of Conduct are asked to leave the property," but Fox 40 reports that...
  • H.S. Principal Violated Policy by Making Boys Hold Hands

    12/01/2012 1:22:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2012 | Penny Starr
    The principal of at a high school in Mesa, Arizona violated policy when he required two boys who were fighting to hold hands in front of other students, according to a report on Tim Richard, principal at Westwood High School, has not been reprimanded but has met with Mesa Public School officials, who advised him not to speak to the media about the incident, according to the article posted on Friday. …
  • Supporters of Gay Marriage to hold a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A tomorrow?

    08/02/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    One day after having the best sales day in its history, Chick-fil-A will have to prepare itself for a counter-protest to yesterday's "appreciation day" by those outraged over threats made by mayors and city council members in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York (Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not join his colleagues in the other cities). Supporters of same-sex marriage will stage "kiss-ins" at Chick-fil-A locations tomorrow, if a Facebook-organized protest succeeds: Yesterday’s banner turnout at Chick-fil-A restaurants for free speech rights — with thousands of people nationwide and hundreds in the Bay State’s two locations lining up to buy...
  • Gay-rights group plans kissing protest at Chick-fil-A

    08/02/2012 6:03:45 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 82 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Unattributed
    <p>"Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," an event Wednesday in which supporters converged on the fast-food establishment to back its chief executive's controversial stance on gay marriage, is not the end of the controversy.</p> <p>GLADD is planning a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A" on Friday. As part of the event, couples are encouraged to go one of the chicken restaurant's locations and take a photo or video of themselves kissing.</p>
  • Anyone who has need of a Dynamic Testing (PDA) operator? (Vanity)

    05/20/2012 5:46:25 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 12 replies
    vanity | May 20, 2012 | myself
    I'm looking for a summer job as a Pile Driving Analyst (PDA) operator. I know this is a political website, but I know there's a bunch of successful businessmen and engineers who visit this site.
  • Ron Paul’s Soros Defense Plan

    01/02/2012 8:38:41 AM PST · by mnehring · 89 replies
    It was recently observed that Ron Paul was to the left of Obama on national security and the best evidence for that statement can be found when one year ago Ron Paul joined forces with Barney Frank​ on a proposal to gut national defense via a panel of experts, quite a few of whom were tied to George Soros​. In July 2010, Barney Frank and Ron Paul co-authored a Huffington Post article rolling out their Sustainable Defense Task Force. The Task Force “consisting of experts on military expenditures that span the ideological spectrum” would recommend a trillion dollars in defense...
  • Soro's Funds The Project on Death in America

    11/12/2010 12:00:30 AM PST · by STD · 25 replies · 4+ views
    William Shawcross ^ | 09/01/1997 | William Shawcross
    The Project on Death in America Summarised from an article by William Shawcross, entitled 'Turning dollars into change', in Time magazine (Sept 1st '97) monitored for the Natural Death Centre by Roger Knights.
  • Need Freeper techie help - What can replace my aging PDA?

    09/24/2010 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 26 replies
    24 Sept 2010 | Notary Sojac
    For four years now, I have been carrying around a Palm TX which holds all my appointments, contacts, and to-dos, which are sync'd to my PC (Outlook 2003/Windows XP) by a USB cable. It's worked fine until recently, now showing signs of battery/display problems. It may be fixable, but there is still a concern about it being an orphan device which may not work with the next generation of PC software. So I am asking the techies at FR what I should replace it with. I have only two core requirements: (1) First, must be a standalone device with no...
  • Matthews: Media will destroy Palin if she wins in the primaries

    07/07/2010 2:32:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 80 replies
    This isn’t intended as a criticism of Chris Matthews or his statement about Sarah Palin; in fact, he’s exactly correct in this analysis. If Palin decides to run for President and scores big in Iowa, survives in New Hampshire, and can go big in South Carolina, she will have a strong lead for the Republican nomination. Actually, that’s not exactly news, since that’s also the strategy for Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty (who is spending three days in Iowa), and anyone else seeking the Republican nomination. Matthews is also not wrong about what will happen if Palin manages to do...
  • Liberal Groups Keeping Close Eye on Dean (Backbone Campaign .. LMAO)

    02/25/2005 11:11:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 563+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/05 | Malia Rulon -AP
    WASHINGTON - A year ago, an activist group from the Seattle area gave Howard Dean (news - web sites) a thin, golden statue of a backbone. The Oscar-like award honored the former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont governor for standing up against the Iraq (news - web sites) war and other Bush administration policies. Now, as Dean settles into his new role as head of the Democratic Party, that golden spine has come to represent, for many liberal Democrats, Dean's potential to develop a tougher, take-no-prisoners attitude among the party faithful. "There's no gut-check required for Dean. Dean just needs...
  • Student Denied Diploma After Blowing Kiss

    06/17/2009 5:27:44 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 85 replies · 2,171+ views
    Fox 5 News ^ | June 16, 2009 | Staff
    STANDISH, Maine -- Justin Denney's family watched as he ascended the Cumberland County Civic Center stage during graduation Friday night to accept his diploma, but the superintendent told him to return to his seat. The Bonny Eagle High School senior's mother said she can't believe her son's taking a bow and blowing a kiss on stage led was grounds for the superintendent to withhold his diploma. Mary Denney wants an apology, and her son wants his diploma, reported WMTW-TV in Portland, Maine. "I'm like, 'Did she not hand him his diploma?' I'm like, 'What's going on?'" Mary Denney said.
  • A Very Costly Kiss: Senior Denied Diploma

    06/16/2009 6:26:58 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 93 replies · 3,919+ views
    Yahoo! Buzz ^ | 06/16/09 | Mike Krumboltz
    For teens, there is no greater joy than graduating high school. Shaking off the shackles of education and claiming that hard-fought diploma is truly an epic day. Unfortunately, for several students at Bonny Eagle High School in Maine, their natural exuberance has led to some surprisingly serious problems. On Friday night, when the senior class was waiting to graduate, excitement began to grow. Students bounced a large inflatable rubber duck. The noise level rose. And then came "the kiss." When called, one student walked on stage to receive his diploma and blew a kiss to his family. The school administrator,...
  • Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    04/30/2009 5:10:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,627+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | April 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, 43, a dual national of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda. Al-Marri entered his guilty plea at a hearing this afternoon before Judge Michael M. Mihm in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. In so doing, al-Marri admitted that he agreed with others to provide material support or resources to al-Qaeda in the form of personnel, including himself, to work under al-Qaeda’s...
  • Connecticut Middle School Implements No-Touching Policy

    03/28/2009 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies · 1,081+ views
    All Headline News ^ | March 28, 2009 | David Goodhue
    Milford, CT (AHN) - Following an incident where a child was struck in the groin and had to be hospitalized, a Connecticut middle school has banned all physical contact. East Shore Middle School principal Catherine Williams sent letters out to parents this week informing them of the policy, WCBS TV in Milford, Conn. reported. Williams said violating the policy could result in "parent conferences, detention, suspension and/or a request for expulsion from school," she said in the letter. Some parents at the school are angry about the rule because it goes for non-violent contact like hugging, high-fives and handshakes.The Connecticut...
  • Anyone ever done a "Jailbreak"? Apple IPod / IPhone ?

    03/09/2009 2:37:45 PM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies · 946+ views
    I need to get a new PDA-type device. Just FYI, I've used the Palm TX and/or Palm Tungsten for four or five years. But, if I can't bypass the 'wonderful' Apple feature on the IPod touch that doesn't allow "cut and paste", or "copy and paste", then an IPod won't be very useful to me. I trust Freeper opinions more than the average website out there, so I'm just wondering if anyone else has done this. Basically, I'd like to Jailbreak an IPod Touch so I can have a "cut and paste" feature. Possible? Good idea?
  • CBC’s Mallick: ‘White Trash’ Palin Has ‘Porn Actress Look,’ ‘Smart People’ Flee Small Towns

    Fox News recently picked up on a piece by the National Post’s Jonathan Kay which takes on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) because one of its columnists, Heather Mallick, recently included incendiary comments in her September 5 column, on CBC's Web site, "A Mighty Wind blows through Republican convention," about Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, contending that Palin has the "toned-down version of the porn actress look," and attacking people in small towns as she charged that Palin "added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn't already have sewn up, the white trash vote, the demographic that sullies...
  • Arizona Hug Ban

    03/21/2008 5:19:56 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 488+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 21, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Arizona Hug Ban by: Deborah Lambert, March 20, 2008 First there was the ban on hugs and high-fives at a Fairfax County, Virginia middle school last year that resulted in a flap over a 13-year-old male student, putting his arm around his girlfriend while walking down the school corridor. This year, the Mesa, Arizona school district caused a campus uproar by enacting its own hug ban. Seeking to calm the storm, The local TV news channel (TV News 5) reported that school officials sought to calm the storm by brokering an agreement with the students that allowed hugs of two...
  • Just Say No... to Hugs?

    03/01/2008 8:21:41 AM PST · by inkling · 39 replies · 207+ views ^ | Feb. 29, 2008 | Exurban Jon
    Sweet smoking Judas, you’ve gotta be kidding me. Mesa Public Schools has instituted a No Hugging Policy? A group of Shepherd Junior High School students in east Mesa protested a new school policy banning student hugs with a giant group hug on Friday. Students waited until school was dismissed before gathering across the street from the campus to begin hugging each other and then chanting, "We want hugs." Some kids sat on the shoulders of their friends during the display. The public display of affection and chanting came at 3:45 p.m. and lasted about 20 minutes. Neither principal Eileen Cahoon...
  • No hugs allowed at this Mesa (AZ) school

    03/01/2008 4:42:07 AM PST · by radar101 · 14 replies · 360+ views
    EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE ^ | February 29, 2008 | Sam Baldwin,
    Shepherd Junior High School student Yolanda Ascencio, 14, (center) hugs a friend outside the school in Mesa. Laura Segall, For the Tribune Hugs are OK if they are one-armed or last less than two seconds at Mesa’s Shepherd Junior High School. A new crackdown on public displays of affection was clarified by principal Eileen Cahoon on Friday after students protested her ban on hugging in the hallways. After school, about 100 kids gathered, chanting, “We want hugs.” Camera crews and reporters descended on the scene. The police were called in order to contain the students to the sidewalks. “It...
  • Ill. Student Gets Detention for Hugging

    11/06/2007 5:04:37 PM PST · by Coleus · 67 replies · 258+ views
    townhall ^ | Nov. 6, 2007
    Two hugs equals two days of detention for 13-year-old Megan Coulter. The eighth-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays of affection when she hugged two friends Friday. "I feel it is crazy," said Megan, who was to serve her second detention Tuesday after classes at Mascoutah Middle School. "I was just giving them a hug goodbye for the weekend," she said. Megan's mother, Melissa Coulter, said the embraces weren't even real hugs - just an arm around the shoulder and slight squeeze. "It's hilarious to the point of ridicule," Coulter said. "I'm still dumbfounded that she's...
  • Report: New York City Board of Education Wants to Ban School 'Smooching'

    07/21/2007 7:29:18 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 18 replies · 290+ views
    1010wins ^ | Saturday, 21 July 2007
    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York City Schools are putting their foot down when it comes to public displays of affection. New rules reportedly proposed yesterday by the city's Department of Education would bring automatic suspensions for students who make sexually suggestive comments, innuendos, propositions or engage in other similar conduct. Students caught in such behaviors could face a suspension of up to 90 days, transfer or even expulsion. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein will decide on the proposed new rules after a public hearing, next month.
  • The Fifth Column's Return to Iraq-Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of parliament

    08/30/2006 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,792+ views ^ | August 30, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden, and the Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of the Iraqi parliament to discuss “peace.” TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these sentiments. Somehow most of the media – occupied with interminable coverage of Hurricane...
  • Va. School's No-Contact Rule Is a Touchy Subject

    06/18/2007 8:46:38 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 62 replies · 1,384+ views
    WaPo ^ | June 18, 2007 | Maria Glod
    Fairfax County middle school student Hal Beaulieu hopped up from his lunch table one day a few months ago, sat next to his girlfriend and slipped his arm around her shoulder. That landed him a trip to the school office. Among his crimes: hugging. All touching -- not only fighting or inappropriate touching -- is against the rules at Kilmer Middle School in Vienna. Hand-holding, handshakes and high-fives? Banned. The rule has been conveyed to students this way: "NO PHYSICAL CONTACT!!!!!" School officials say the rule helps keep crowded hallways and lunchrooms safe and orderly, and ensures that all students...
  • Hands on the wheel, not on the PDA keys (New WA State Law)

    05/13/2007 3:41:36 PM PDT · by devane617 · 12 replies · 378+ views
    CNET ^ | 05/13/2007 | Matt Richtel
    If you are doing so in Washington State, cease and desist, or risk a fine. Gov. Christine Gregoire signed the nation’s first law yesterday to ban DWT--driving while texting with a cell phone, BlackBerry or other mobile device. "Would you read a book or newspaper while you were driving? No!" Governor Gregoire said. "Then why would you text while driving?" New Jersey is asking that question, too. Its legislature is considering a bill to outlaw DWT. (One of its sponsors, Paul D. Moriarty, admitted to sometimes using his BlackBerry while driving). Some states already ban talking on a cell phone...
  • Landlady cleared for throwing out two lesbian PCs 'kissing' in pub

    02/17/2007 3:10:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies · 3,185+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th February 2007
    A landlady who swore at two lesbian police officers fondling in her public house - The Old Cock - has been cleared of a public order offence. Nikki Hackett was accused of banging her fists on a table and telling the pair: "We don't want that ****ing thing or your sort in here." Uncomfortable onlookers saw the pair passionately kissing each other during a night out in the traditional pub, prompting swift action from Mrs Hackett. Magistrates' heard WPCs Nicola Stewart and Lisa Curchin, who claimed to be merely holding hands, had also provoked complaints from customers about their behaviour...
  • 'Strawberry' PDA to hit store shelves by Christmas (HUMOR)

    11/26/2006 7:19:21 AM PST · by gurued · 331+ views
    newsbender ^ | 11-26-2006 | newsbender
    Toronto, Canda— Canadian owned Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the extremely popular Blackberry device, may once again be facing stiff competition stemming from one of their own product successes.
  • Ultimate Yuppie Device

    10/15/2006 9:00:31 AM PDT · by tomzz · 58 replies · 1,503+ views
    10/15/06 | self
    I've got a cell phone which is trying to die and have just ordered a replacement from Ebay, but I've held off spending any more than just over a hundred dollars because the thing I'd really like to have doesn't exist yet, which is a crying shame since nothing in the way of nonexistant hardware would be required; it would be a pure systems integration project. I'm hoping somebody who sells or markets consumer electronics ends up reading this. What I'd like to have would be a cell phone, PDA, GPS, and navigation device rolled into one thing with Dragon...
  • 'Unclean' guide dog banned by Muslim cab driver

    10/08/2006 9:49:15 PM PDT · by World_Events · 56 replies · 1,937+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/6/06 | Daily Mail
    A Muslim minicab driver refused to take a blind passenger because her guide dog was "unclean". Abdul Rasheed Majekodumni told Jane Vernon she could not get into his car with the dog because of his religion. Islamic tradition warns Muslims against contact with dogs because they are seen as impure. The case emerged as Jack Straw was embroiled in a controversy over Muslim women wearing veils and the row continued after a Muslim police officer was excused guard duty at the Israeli embassy. Today Mrs Vernon, 39, from Hammersmith, said: "This experience was very upsetting. "I was tired and cold...
  • Public Display Of Affection Was Inappropriate

    07/13/2006 2:43:21 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 68 replies · 3,111+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 13 Jult 2006 | Marie LeDuc
    Public display of affection was inappropriate Thursday, July 13, 2006 My family enjoyed our first visit to your clean and beautiful city on June 24 and 25, as we arrived to deliver our daughter to a summer camp. After a much longer than anticipated drive, we arrived at our destination at 10:30 p.m., unloading our bags at the only possible spot at the hotel: curbside at the Courtyard Marriott on Spring Street. My three children were treated to an eyeful of amorous behavior by the lesbians seated on a public bench, not 10 feet away from us and directly in...
  • (VANITY)Need FReeper Input on Taking the Smart Phone/Blackberry Plunge

    07/05/2006 9:04:54 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 7 replies · 375+ views
    I currently use a cell phone and a Palm PDA, but I'm considering integrating the two and taking the plunge with a combo "Smart Phone" cell phone/pda device. However, I fear becoming addicted to constantly checking email, not ever really getting away from work, etc. I already check work email occasionally when I'm off work & at home, but it does take some effort to access our system, so it's easy to keep under control where I'm not constantly thinking about work. I'd like to hear from other FReepers who took the plunge. Are you "addicted" to your Smartphone? Is...
  • Public displays of affection: how much is too much?

    06/20/2006 7:31:28 AM PDT · by Millee · 33 replies · 541+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald (AU) ^ | 6/20/06 | Samantha Brett
    Public displays of affection are everywhere, sex in public places is on the rise and more people are joining the Mile High Club... So how far is too far when it comes to public displays? Quick question: does the sight of couples making out in public make you to feel jittery, uncomfortable, jealous, outraged, or a little turned-on? Do you find yourself shouting "Oh get a room people!" when a saucy couple decide to turn the afternoon train ride into a lap dance? When a pair in the grocery store won't stop canoodling by the frozen peas section? Or what...
  • New UK Law: Restaurants Must Permit Gays to Publicly Exhibit Affection

    03/16/2006 7:06:01 AM PST · by dukeman · 82 replies · 1,230+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/15/06 | Terry Vanderheyden
    Bed and Breakfasts Must Admit Homosexual CouplesLONDON – A new UK law prohibits restaurants from preventing homosexuals from public displays of affection under pain of prosecution. The same law mandates that bed and breakfasts and hotels give rooms to same-sex couples or face legal backlash. The Department of Trade and Industry announced the new rules Monday, which also forces retail shops to grant wedding registry lists to same-sex couples. The law expands previous provisions against discrimination in the workplace to include guaranteed access to “goods, facilities and services” for homosexuals. The new rules place homosexual disposition on an equal footing...
  • 'No Contact' a Touchy Issue at Middle School [Touching banned at school]

    12/30/2005 10:39:06 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 51 replies · 1,546+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/27/05 | Cynthia H. Cho
    Matthew Almodovar likes holding his girlfriend's hand during lunch or when they're walking to class. But at Culver City Middle School, that display of affection could land the couple in trouble. At the only public middle school in Culver City, it is against school policy for students to hold hands, hug or kiss on campus. Perhaps more important, the "no contact" rule also prohibits students from hitting, shoving or pushing classmates. Schools nationwide have policies to prevent violence and sexual harassment, but some go further — such as creating a rule against touching. In March, one middle school student in...
  • Girl can sue school for telling mom she's gay

    12/03/2005 5:14:42 AM PST · by bulldozer · 42 replies · 1,358+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/02/05 | Associated Press
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - A federal judge ruled that a lesbian student can sue her school district and her principal for revealing her homosexuality to her mother. Charlene Nguon, 17, may go forward with her suit claiming violation of privacy rights, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna ruled in a decision dated Nov. 28 and announced Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Orange County’s Garden Grove district had argued that Nguon openly kissed and hugged her girlfriend on campus and thus had no expectation of privacy.
  • Tourists Fined for Kissing in India

    09/21/2005 1:36:06 PM PDT · by Allan · 29 replies · 753+ views
    AP via FOX ^ | September 21, 2005 | FOX
    NEW DELHI — India may be the land of the Kamasutra (search), the famed ancient treatise on sex, but in the country's hinterlands, public displays of affection remain strictly taboo. An Israeli couple discovered just how staid the small towns of India can be when they were fined 500 Indian rupees (U.S. $11) each for embracing and kissing after getting married in the Hindu holy town of Pushkar (search) in northwestern India, the Asian Age newspaper reported Wednesday.
  • New uses for Blackberrrys, PDAs soon

    08/20/2005 7:18:06 AM PDT · by kerrywearsbotox · 65 replies · 1,722+ views
    United Press International ^ | August 19, 2005 | Gene Koprowski
    CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Phil Hammond carries a PalmOne Treo personal digital assistant with him almost all the time. "It's like carrying my office in my pocket -- I can get my e-mail, my contact list, my notes, even my combination to my locker at the Y," Hammond, marketing director for the Boston-based interior design firm of Margulies & Associates, told UPI's Wireless World. By Gene Koprowski
  • Hugging Ban Sparks Dispute at Ore. School

    05/15/2005 9:14:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 926+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/05 | AP
    BEND, Ore. - Public displays of affection are against the rules at Sky View Middle School in Bend, and 14-year-old Cazz Altomare found that out the hard way. She got detention earlier this year after hugging her boyfriend in the hallway as he headed to lunch and she went to gym class. Her mother, Leslee Swanson was infuriated by the punishment — in fact, when she went to pick her daughter up from detention, she gave her a good, hard hug. "I'm trying to understand what's wrong with a hug," said Swanson, 42. But administrators said such policies are standard-issue...
  • CA: Secretary of state says state-issued PDA stolen from home(How convenient,for him..ShmelleyGate)

    02/25/2005 8:56:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 488+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Secretary of State Kevin Shelley told police that a handheld computer device containing sensitive information was taken from his San Francisco home. Shelley, who announced his resignation earlier this month and will leave office next week, reported the incident Sunday morning after discovering a window ajar in the study of his home, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. He told police he had left the window open overnight, but that it appeared someone had opened it farther. He also said he had wiped a smudge from the window that could have been left by an intruder....
  • While You Were Out - Bye-bye, BlackBerry

    01/04/2005 1:20:35 PM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 9 replies · 1,417+ views
    FORTUNE ^ | January 10, 2005 | Stanley Bing
    Ah, my little friend, how I have loved you. The heft of you in my hand. The window you gave me on a world beyond the confines of where I was at any given time. The pleasant rush when you went off in my breast pocket, adjacent to that other rhythmically vibrating organ—my heart. I loved you not wisely, but so well. Yet now ... Article link:,15704,1012881,00.html
  • US Kerry Fund-Raisers Met With South Korean Intelligence Agent

    09/21/2004 12:03:59 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 676+ views
    Associated Press | September 21, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AP)--A South Korean man who met with John Kerry's fund-raisers to discuss creating a new political group for Korean-Americans was an intelligence agent for his country, raising concerns among some U.S. officials that either he or his government may have tried to influence this fall's election. South Korean officials and U.S. officials told The Associated Press that Chung Byung-Man, a consular officer in Los Angeles, actually worked for South Korea's National Intelligence Service. A spokesman for the South Korean consulate office said Chung was sent home in May amid "speculation" he became involved with the Kerry campaign and...
  • New Organization, "Progressive Democrats of America" Emerges After Democratic Convention

    08/03/2004 6:27:15 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 17 replies · 659+ views ^ | August 2, 2004 | Joe Libertelli
    Far from the razor-wire capped protest prison in the shadow of the flag-bedecked Boston Fleet Center, progressive activists shared center stage with their Democratic Party champions before a crowd of 1,000 at the Roxbury Community College Gymnasium. The occasion was a founding conference for a new organization, the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) ( which vows to build a sustained movement to transform the Democratic Party into a force for social justice and environmental sanity. Referring to the event in Roxbury and Tuesday's "Building the Peace Movement" Forum at the Boston Paulist Center, which was attended by a standing room...
  • PDA, RIP

    10/20/2003 6:30:13 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 41 replies · 349+ views
    economist ^ | Oct 16th 2003
    The next big thing that wasn't---or was it? IS IT time to declare the demise of the handheld computer, also known as the personal digital assistant (PDA)? A lot of people suddenly think so, for despite high hopes that the devices---made by such firms as Palm, Sony, HP and Dell---would someday become ubiquitous, annual sales have stayed flat at around 11m units worldwide. This compares poorly with PCs, around 130m of which are sold every year, and mobile phones, with sales of around 460m units. ---The PDA market will never be a mass market,--- says Cindy Wolf, an analyst at...
  • Where's a good user-oriented site for Sony Clie PDAs? (vanity)

    08/30/2003 1:03:25 PM PDT · by Hank Rearden · 13 replies · 405+ views
    Me | 30 August 03 | Hank Rearden
    I just ordered a Soni Clie PEG-SJ33 PDA and haven't yet been able to find a user-oriented site for Clie owners. Am interested in tips 'n hints, opinions/reviews of accessories, software etc. What I'm looking for the most is a good appointment/to-do manager. I've never found anything better than Sidekick 98 and don't like Outlook much at all, but realize I need to find a replacement that accurately hotsyncs with the Clie. I'm sure there's at least one FReeper with one of these gadgets out there.

    05/30/2003 11:05:42 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 241 replies · 6,355+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | May 30, 2003 | National Enquirer
    CLINTON SEX ROMP CAUGHT ON VIDEO! CLINTON Bill Clinton has been caught on videotape cheating on Hillary -- and the steamy sex romp could torpedo her political career! Now foes of Hillary are in an all-out race to obtain the tape and publicize it, an exclusive ENQUIRER investigation has discovered. The issue that goes on sale Friday reveals how Clinton was taped having sex in a pickup truck with a department store clerk, how Hillary's opponents plan to use the video to sabotage her political plans … and more. Published on: May 30, 2003
  • TI's Magic Wanda (Tech Candy Alert)

    03/21/2003 8:50:38 AM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 269+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | March 20, 2003: 11:06 AM EST | Eric Hellweg
    <p>Texas Instruments breaks new ground with its bundling of three technologies into a single chipset.</p> <p>Back in September, I wrote a column lauding Texas Instruments for its breakthrough designs that reduced from four to one the number of chips needed to operate a cell phone. Looks like the company is at it again.</p>
  • PDA Sales Slump on Slack Corporate Demand

    01/28/2003 6:57:22 AM PST · by new cruelty · 28 replies · 270+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon January 27, 2003
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Handheld computer shipments slumped in 2002, as an expected boom in demand from corporations failed to materialize, according to an industry study released on Monday. Worldwide shipments of personal digital assistants, or PDAs, the pocket-sized digital companions that can store thousands of appointments, contacts and notes, fell 9.1 percent to 12.1 million units in 2002, according to Dataquest Inc., a unit of research firm Gartner Inc. "The more lucrative enterprise market has been stagnant because of poor economic conditions and a perception that PDAs are not yet capable of delivering sufficient return on investment," said Todd...
  • Religous PDA resources --

    08/09/2002 9:29:18 AM PDT · by el_chupacabra · 3 replies · 140+ views
    My lumpy noggin | Silly Ol' Me
    Okay. I need your assistance. I'm interested in tapping the resources around here and finding some good palm downloads. In particular, I have struck out trying to find a NAB version for download, and I'd like to hear how the various PDA bible readers and versions have been received.