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  • Government will take over spill response information website; Move could happen in days

    07/06/2010 9:46:44 AM PDT · by boycott · 25 replies ^ | 07/04/2010 | AP
    The US government is expected to take over control of the central information website on the Gulf oil spill response that has been run jointly by various agencies and BP for the 2½ months since the rig explosion. The Department of Homeland Security wants a one-stop shop for information that is completely overseen by the government as it settles into the long-haul of dealing with the response to the disaster. The U.S. Coast Guard falls under Homeland Security's authority. BP and the federal government are part of a unified command that is working together to try to contain the oil...
  • White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill

    07/03/2010 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 342 replies · 3+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/3/10 | Noel Sheppard
    White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill By Noel Sheppard Created 07/03/2010 - 11:28 The White House Thursday enacted stronger rules to prevent the media from showing what's happening with the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. CNN's Anderson Cooper reported that evening, "The Coast Guard today announced new rules keeping photographers and reporters and anyone else from coming within 65 feet of any response vessel or booms out on the water or on beaches -- 65 feet." He elaborated, "Now, in order to get closer, you have to get direct permission from the Coast Guard captain...
  • Top Stories Mainstream Media Missed in '09.

    01/04/2010 9:37:42 AM PST · by May31st · 19 replies · 850+ views
    David Bell
    FOX News has included a posting called "Top Stories Mainstream Media Missed in '09" about half-way down their page. See Here you go - They've opened the door for you to sound off!
  • Man Crashes Reporter’s Live Shot to Call on CBC to Cover ClimateGate (video)

    12/04/2009 12:56:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 1,460+ views
    CBC ^ | Dec.4, 2009
    "CLIMATEGATE: It won't go away. So report it, CBC."
  • 8 stories:Obama linked billionaire Nadhmi Auchi censored-Guardian,Observer,Telegraph,NewStatesman

    11/27/2009 8:42:02 PM PST · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 1,341+ views
    The archive contains eight stories censored or removed from the on-line archives of the Guardian, Observer, Telegraph and New Statesman. Seven stories were removed in their entirety and one partly redacted following legal pressure by Iraqi-British billionaire fraudster Nadhmi Auchi who has been linked to US senator Barack Obama via the so-called “Rezko Affair”. The action was taken during April-June 2008. The material complements the Wikileaks release a few days ago of a significant 2004 Pentagon Inspector General's report into Mr. Auchi's, apparently grossly fraudulent, activities in Iraq — see US Defense Inspector General: Mobile Telecommunications Licenses in Iraq, 2004....
  • After 2 centuries of shrinking, Alaska glaciers got thicker this year

    11/07/2008 3:08:47 PM PST · by JmyBryan · 31 replies · 1,347+ views ^ | November 06, 2008 | Craig Medred
    Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of 2007-2008. Unusually large amounts of winter snow were followed by unusually chill temperatures in June, July and August.
  • US Military Hands Control of Anbar to Iraqi Forces

    09/01/2008 6:42:27 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 35 replies · 283+ views
    VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | 01 September 2008 | VOA News
    The U.S. military Monday handed control of Iraq's Anbar province to Iraqi security forces. U.S. forces will withdraw to bases and rejoin Iraqi operations in Anbar only at the request of the provincial governor. Anbar is a Sunni-dominated province whose inhabitants turned against U.S. forces soon after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Anbar towns, such as Fallujah and Ramadi became insurgent strongholds, where militants waged fierce battles against U.S. troops. Violence in Anbar began to subside in 2006 when Sunni tribes became weary of al-Qaida's brutality against the local population. The tribes formed councils and joined U.S.-led forces...
  • Channel 4 to be censured for controversial global warming film

    07/20/2008 3:22:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies · 229+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/19/2008 | Laura Clout
    The makers of a Channel 4 documentary which claimed that global warming is a swindle misrepresented the views of some of the world's leading climate scientists, the media watchdog is expected to rule next week. In a judgment at the end of a 15-month enquiry, Ofcom is expected to censure the channel over The Great Global Warming Swindle, broadcast in March last year. The film sparked outcry from environmentalists and led to a complaint from a group of senior scientists about apparent errors, distortions and misrepresentations. It is thought that complaints about privacy and fairness from the Government's former chief...
  • Media ignore gagging sound from Canada

    06/15/2008 4:21:24 PM PDT · by dvan · 32 replies · 643+ views
    One News Now ^ | 6/12/2008 | Robert Knight
    Usually, when a journalist is censored in a Western nation, American news organizations respond with collective outrage. But as a major attack on press freedom unfolds in Canada, America's mainstream media are silent. Neither the TV networks nor the major newspapers have reported on hearings last week at what amounts to a Stalinesque show trial in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mark Steyn, a Canadian journalist who now lives in New Hampshire and whose column appears in National Review magazine as well as several U.S. and Canadian newspapers, is facing charges before British Columbia's Human Rights Tribunal. His crime? Spreading "hatred." The...
  • Press 'ignore' terrorist stopped by armed student

    03/09/2008 6:51:39 AM PDT · by Billg64 · 27 replies · 1,077+ views
    world net daily ^ | world net daily
    A gun rights organization in the United States is accusing the media of trying to conceal the fact that a gunman who attacked students at Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav seminary was stopped by an armed student at the school. Authorities report that Ytizhak Dadon, 40, was a "private citizen who had a gun license and was able to shoot the gunman with his pistol," according to a statement released today by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. In its earlier reporting on the tragedy, WND confirmed, "One terrorist reportedly was shot to death by a student...
  • Media conceal black interracial crimes

    12/25/2007 11:12:13 PM PST · by squireofgothos · 42 replies · 494+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12-26-07 | Walter Williams
    According to a 46-count indictment, suspects Darnell Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson, George Thomas and Vanessa Coleman, all blacks, are charged with committing rape, including sodomy against Christian and Newsom, both of whom are white. After being raped, Newsom was shot several times and his body was found burned along nearby railroad tracks. Christian was forced to witness her boyfriend's rape, torture and subsequent murder before she was ultimately raped, tortured and murdered. The police discovered her body inside a large trash can in the kitchen of the home where the murders took place. Before disposing of her body, the murderers poured...
  • National Media's Refusal to Cover White Couple's Murder (snopes confirms)

    12/15/2007 12:46:58 PM PST · by restornu · 243 replies · 305+ views
    Snopes ^ | May 2007 | Plus Matthew Sheffield
    OK, so let's create a level playing field here. I have not even heard of this on CBS, ABC, NBC or any of the cable news services, even FOX NEWS. OR in any of the Newsrags or other publications. Read this and weep. Bet you $20 you did not hear this on the national news. The animals pictured below car-jacked, then raped Christopher Newsom, cut off his penis, then set him on fire and fatally shot him several times while they forced his girlfriend, Channon Christian, to watch. An even more cruel fate awaited her! Channon Christian, was beaten...
  • Photo ID law didn't hurt turnout in Indiana

    11/27/2007 4:02:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 202+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    Voter turnout among Democrats improved slightly last year in Indiana, despite a new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, according to a new report that comes months before the Supreme Court hears a case challenging the law. Jeffrey D. Milyo, a professor at the University of Missouri, compared the 2006 midterm elections — the first since Indiana's law was enacted — to the 2002 elections and said voter turnout increased about two percentage points. He said the increase was consistent across counties with the highest percentage of Democrats. "A lot of the claims out there about...
  • South Texas Democrat, businessman indicted ( another Hillary Clinton donor )

    11/17/2007 9:56:04 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 220+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Nov. 17, 2007
    A major contributor to Democratic causes and political races was indicted Friday on charges of falsely holding himself out as a lawyer and impersonating a public servant. Mauricio Celis, a Corpus Christi businessman, has a controlling interest in the CGT Law Group of Corpus Christi even though he is not an attorney. Now, he's being accused of practicing law without a license. Texas law prohibits anyone from owning a controlling interest in a law firm unless he is a licensed lawyer. Celis has contributed thousands to state and federal candidates, including the presidential campaign of Sen. Hilary Clinton.
  • Buried news: Former Soros top aide faces fraud sentence

    11/16/2007 4:46:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 143+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2007 | Thomas Lifson
    Did you know that a man described as "a former top aide" of George Soros took a guilty plea on federal charges of conspiring to defraud investors and faces sentencing next week? I didn't. Now, having a former top associate cop a plea on charges could just happen to a bigtime financial operator out of the blue, I suppose. But George Soros himself was convicted of insider trading and fined 2.2 million euros in France, a conviction upheld when he appealed. Now he is seeking to leave behind that nation-state and is appealing to an EU court. (I bet they...
  • Iraq Sees Dramatically Low Death Toll

    10/27/2007 7:04:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 38+ views ^ | October 13, 2007
    The civilian death toll in Iraq fell to its lowest level in recent memory Saturday, with only four people killed or found dead nationwide, according to reports from police, morgue officials and credible witnesses. Saturday marked the beginning of the Eid al-Fitr feast for Shiites, the three-day capstone closing out the Ramadan month of fasting. Sunnis began celebrating the holiday on Sunday. The daily number of civilians killed, not including those on days when there were massive casualties from car bombs, had climbed above 100 at the end of last year and the beginning of 2007. Saturday's decline in deaths...
  • How mayor of A.C. was exposed as impostor [Democrat Mayor Was Phony Green Beret]

    10/14/2007 11:20:37 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 35 replies · 314+ views
    Philadephia Inquirer ^ | Sun, Oct. 14, 2007 | Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
    How mayor of A.C. was exposed as impostor Increased national scrutiny led Bob Levy to admit he was no Green Beret. By Edward ColimoreInquirer Staff WriterJames Simmons was suspicious.The Vietnam veteran had read a newspaper article referring to Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy as a former Green Beret and wanted to recruit him for a veterans' group.But when Simmons sent the mayor a letter more than a year ago seeking proof of his service in the Army's Special Forces during the Vietnam War, he received no reply and began checking for himself.He used Internet military databases such as, enlisted...
  • Jobs gains back on track

    10/05/2007 5:52:04 AM PDT · by Always Right · 30 replies · 569+ views
    Money.CNN ^ | 10-5-07 | Money
    Jobs report shows September gains in line with forecasts, while earlier job loss wiped away; unemployment rate up to 4.7%. October 5 2007: 8:40 AM EDT NEW YORK ( -- Job growth was back on track in September, according to a government report that showed both a solid gain in Americans with jobs in the month, and revised away the job loss reported a month earlier. U.S. payrolls showed a net gain of 110,000 workers in the month, according to the Labor Department report. That's roughly in line with the forecast of a 100,000 gain by economists surveyed by
  • Wyatt Pleads Guilty at U.N. Oil-For-Food Trial (Links to Hillary Clinton)

    10/01/2007 11:40:26 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 20 replies · 506+ views
    Foxnews via AP ^ | October 01, 2007
    NEW YORK — Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he paid millions of dollars to Iraqi officials to illegally win contracts connected to the United Nations oil-for-food program. Wyatt told the federal judge in Manhattan that he agreed in December 2001 to advise others to pay a surcharge into an Iraqi account in Jordan in violation of a program rule calling for no direct payments to Iraq. "I didn't want to waste any more time at 83 years old fooling with this operation," Wyatt said outside court. "The quicker I get it over with the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood's papers detail plan to seize U.S.

    09/18/2007 12:48:16 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 58 replies · 275+ views
    Lake Expo ^ | September 18, 2007 | Jason Trahan-The Dallas Morning News
    <p>Amid the mountain of evidence released in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, the most provocative has turned out to be a handful of previously classified evidence detailing Islamist extremists' ambitious plans for a U.S. takeover. A knot of terrorism researchers say the memos and audiotapes, many translated from Arabic and containing detailed strategies by the international Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, are proof that extremists have long sought to replace the Constitution with Shariah, or Islamic law.</p>
  • Muslim charity trial may shed new light on terror aid

    08/26/2007 10:47:07 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 8 replies · 408+ views
    AP/Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-26-07 | DAVID KOENIG
    DALLAS — Prosecutors have produced scores of documents, audio and videotapes, and intercepted phone calls in their attempt to prove that a Muslim charity based in a suburban Dallas office park was actually a fundraising arm of Middle Eastern terrorists. Much of the evidence has surfaced before in books, newspaper articles and previous trials. But those who track terror-financing say the document haul from the trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development has also produced new information. They say the documents shed light on a web of related organizations of militant Palestinian supporters in the United States,...
  • Graphic Abortion Billboard Trucks Break Through Canada's Media Blackout

    08/10/2007 10:34:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 322 replies · 4,464+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/9/07 | Hilary White
    CALGARY, August 9, 2007 ( - In contrast with the media blackout that pro-life Canadians are used to expecting at their demonstrations, media coverage of the Reproductive Choice Campaign trucks rolling on Calgary streets this week has been lively. The trucks feature three-metre high photos of aborted children and an email address for more information. Local papers and radio stations were joined by CBC and Global News who took video footage, while CTV News Calgary has run a two-minute television news spot three times in the last two days and included the sponsoring group's website address. This coverage constitutes a...
  • Son Suing Mother and Lesbian Partner for Horrifying Abuse

    08/02/2007 4:15:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 98 replies · 3,313+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/2/07 | Hilary White
    AKRON, Ohio, August 2, 2007 ( - 19 year-old Darrell Shaffer is suing his mother Mary Rowles, her lesbian partner Alice Jenkins, the Summit County Children's Services Board, the agency's former director, and agency social workers for the horrifying abuse and neglect he and his brothers suffered for years. Jenkins and Rowles pleaded guilty and were convicted in 2003 of 55 counts of abuse and neglect that included savage beatings, starvation, being locked in a closet and forced to eat animal feces. When they were apprehended by police, the boys were found to be severely malnourished; one boy was 8...
  • How Did Arafat Die? (Another cover up - exposed)

    07/14/2007 11:50:13 AM PDT · by q_an_a · 18 replies · 1,383+ views
    Now MEMRI TV Monitor Project has posted the following interview excerpt from Ahmad Jibril, Secretary-General of the PFLP General Command, which aired on Al-Manar TV on July 5, 2007: When Abu Mazen came to Damascus with his team, I asked them: "What happened to the investigation into the death of Abu Ammar [Arafat]? The Israelis killed him. He was my colleague ever since 1965 and used to sleep at my home. He and I followed the same path." Is it conceivable that when Rafiq Al-Hariri was killed, all hell broke loose, even though he was just a merchant in Saudi...
  • 7-Eleven fires clerk ( Border Patrol baseball hat latest )

    07/10/2007 2:01:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 73 replies · 3,386+ views
    Aspen Times ^ | July 10, 2007 | Scott Condon
    Corporation tells Kirchenwitz dismissal unrelated to shooting incident. Bruno Kirchenwitz was fired Monday from his job at the Basalt 7-Eleven. The firing came nearly two weeks after Kirchenwitz may have been the target of a person or persons who fired five shots from a rifle into the store. Kirchenwitz said a 7-Eleven official who called to inform him of his dismissal claimed it was unrelated to the shooting incident. He isn't buying it. Kirchenwitz believes he was fired because his presence as a clerk at the store could be bad for business. He is an outspoken critic of illegal immigration....
  • Media Silence on Antiwar Violence (updated)

    07/10/2007 12:54:17 PM PDT · by rightalien · 24 replies · 1,648+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 09, 2007 | Patrick Poole
    An Air Force airman was shot by antiwar protestor on July 4th, but the establishment media and liberal blogs yawn. Airman Jonathan Schrieken, 22, is fighting for his life after being shot in the heart by a gunman intending to make an antiwar statement, while standing outside his home near McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on July 4th. Airman Schrieken, a loadmaster with the 6th Airlift Squadron based at McGuire, remains in critical condition at a Camden, New Jersey hospital. The antiwar gunman, Matthew J. Marren, killed himself after shooting Schrieken and left two suicide notes explaining that...
  • Buenos Aires sees rare snowfall

    07/10/2007 8:05:49 AM PDT · by AU72 · 38 replies · 1,079+ views
    BBC ^ | July 10, 2007 | BBC News Online
    Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, has seen snow for the first time in 89 years, as a cold snap continues to grip several South American nations. Temperatures plunged to -22C (-8F) in parts of Argentina's province of Rio Negro, while snow fell on Buenos Aires for several hours on Monday. Two deaths from exposure were reported in Argentina and one in Chile. In Bolivia, heavy snowfall blocked the nation's main motorway and forced the closure of several airports. In Argentina, several provinces in the Andes have been placed under a storm alert, according to the national weather centre. But thousands of...
  • 100 Million Victims of Communism Memorial Dedication = Minimal Liberal Media Coverage

    06/13/2007 8:56:25 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 29 replies · 1,517+ views ^ | 6/13/2007 | Michael Chapman
    The liberal media love to talk about "victims," particularly victims of alleged economic or social oppression, such as illegal immigrants, children without enough Head Start funding, the homeless, the transgendered, detainees at Gitmo, and so on. But when it comes to victims of left-wing ideology--i.e., Communism--the liberal media don't say too much. And this is evident in the minimal (in my view) coverage given to the dedication of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Washington, D.C. on June 12, an event where President Bush spoke and where some of the world's leading experts on communism's atrocities--more than 100...
  • Illegal Immigration: A Case Study by Congressman Randy Forbes (VA-4th District)

    06/01/2007 12:58:20 PM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 542+ views
    Website of Congressman Forbes ^ | 5/07 | Rep. Randy Forbes
    The Problem of Illegal Immigration - There are anywhere from over 2,700 to 8,000 illegal immigrants arriving in the U.S. every day. (Read more: Overview of Annual Immigration FAIR) - Estimates of the net cost of immigration to taxpayers run from $30 billion to $50 billion a year. (Read more: Questions and Answers About Immigration FAIR) - The United States admits more legal immigrants every year than all the rest of the nations of the world combined. (Read more: Statement of Jan Ting to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States, December 8, 2003 National Commission on...
  • Scientists Rally Around NASA Chief After Global Warming Comments (MSM will not report this)

    06/01/2007 2:03:03 PM PDT · by EPW Comm Team · 17 replies · 1,275+ views
    EWire ^ | June 1, 2007 | EPW Comm. Team
    For Immediate Release Scientists Rally Around NASA Chief After Global Warming Comments WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Jun. 1 -/E-Wire/-- "NASA's top administrator, Michael Griffin, speaking on NPR radio made some refreshingly sensible comments about the present global warming scare," said Robert Ferguson, Director of the Science and Public Policy Institute. "Many rationalist scientists agree with him, clearly demonstrating there is no scientific consensus on man-made, catastrophic global warming," said Ferguson. Griffin said he doubted global warming is "a problem we must wrestle with," and that it is arrogant to believe that today's climate is the best we could have and...
  • Senators Rebuke Joe Wilson Claims(About time!)

    06/01/2007 10:40:44 AM PDT · by kellynla · 114 replies · 4,049+ views ^ | June 1, 2007 | staff
    WASHINGTON -- In a rare rebuke of a public official by name, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee has issued a scathing report blasting former Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV. The report claims Wilson mislead the public and the intelligence committee about his trip to Niger in 2002 on behalf of the CIA to investigate claims that Iraq was seeking to purchase uranium in Africa. Best know as the husband of former CIA officer Valerie Plame, Ambassador Wilson was catapulted to the limelight after he published an Op-Ed in The New York Times on July 6, 2003, that accused the Bush administration...
  • Worcester Mass: Brrrrr! Coldest March day since 1950 ~ The Natives are talking about Al....

    03/06/2007 8:54:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 1,008+ views
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2007 | Bill Fortier
    A meteorologist in the Taunton office of the National Weather Service today confirmed what anybody walking outside quicky realizes, which is, it is about as cold as it can be for the month of March. At 11 a.m. it was 3 degrees above zero with a wind child of about 20 degrees below zero, Meteorologist William Simpson said. The temperature at midnight was 16 degrees which is the March 6 record for the lowest maximum temperature for the date, according to Mr. Simpson. The record low maximum temerature for the month of March is 10 degrees, set on March 3,...
  • Study finds puzzle in Greenland glacier melt

    02/09/2007 12:14:41 PM PST · by presidio9 · 67 replies · 1,969+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 9, 2007 | Bloomberg
    The melting of Greenland's glaciers can slow as rapidly as it can accelerate, making the ice's effect on rising sea levels tough to forecast, a study says.
  • Details of student's death emerge (Matthew Shepard in reverse)

    09/26/2006 7:04:44 AM PDT · by jwalburg · 37 replies · 5,907+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | Tue, Sep. 26, 2006
    A Northern State University student who was found dead last week in Pennsylvania was strangled after rejecting sexual advances from a sales manager for the company he was interning for, authorities have said. Jason Shephard, 23, was found bound by belts and wrapped in sheets in the basement of William F. Smithson's home in Thornbury Township, Pa., according to court documents. The Delaware County Times in Pennsylvania also reported that the basement contained a couch, mirrored ceiling and video equipment. The 40-year-old Smithson, who worked in the Philadelphia office of the Brookings-based Daktronics Inc., was arrested and charged with first-,...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King a Republican

    08/31/2006 8:55:27 AM PDT · by mnehring · 31 replies · 6,458+ views
    Martin Luther King a Republican by Frances Rice/Special to ETR It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism. It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory...
  • Cities across nation crack down in illegals

    08/26/2006 4:39:18 AM PDT · by Man50D · 23 replies · 766+ views ^ | August 26, 2006
    Frustrated by the federal government's immigration policy, small cities across the nation are taking enforcement into their own hands, passing laws that make it harder for illegals to live and work in their communities. Dozens of towns have followed the path of Hazelton, Pa., which passed an ordinance July 13 to deter housing owners from renting to illegals. Riverside, N.J., quickly passed a similar measure, which fines landlords $1,000 per day for renting to illegals and removes business licenses from employers who hire illegals. Already, legal action has been taken by opponents who insist the new laws usurp federal authority....
  • Leftist Protestors in Mexico City Attempt to Close Major Banks (Translation)

    08/09/2006 2:47:00 PM PDT · by StJacques · 39 replies · 597+ views ^ | August 9, 2006 | Jorge Ramos, Rubelio Fernández & Alejandra Martínez ( translated by self )
    AMLO's sympathizers block access to bank offices Civil resistance impedes the passage of employees at the offices of the Bancomer1 Center on Universidad Avenue, Banamex2 on Venustiano Carranza Avenue, and HSBC3 on the Paseo de la Reforma Avenue. The For the Good of All coalition4 initiated at 7:00 a.m. today a series of blockages at the central offices of the Banamex, Bancomer, and HSBC banks. Groups of the followers of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador left their encampments at the Zocalo capital plaza to direct themselves, first to the Banamex bank building, located on the street corner of Isabel La...
  • Mexico's Electoral Tribunal Will Decide Tomorrow Whether to Recount Votes (Translation)

    08/04/2006 12:58:13 PM PDT · by StJacques · 49 replies · 754+ views
    La Crónica de Hoy ^ | August 4, 2006 | Notimex ( translated by self )
    The TEPJF Decides Tomorrow if There Will Be a Recount of Votes The Superior Court of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF) will convene1 a public session at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, to resolve 175 received incident reports and will make a special pronouncement with reference to the challenges to the presidential election. The seven magistrates who make up the Superior Court should pronounce their decision with respect to the electoral packets2 to determine whether or not it will carry out a recount of votes of the presidential election of July 2. At 10:15 a.m....
  • S. Africans Shiver Through Harsh Winter

    08/02/2006 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Grendel9 · 11 replies · 431+ views
    Snow. Floods. Icy winds. Maybe even a tornado. South Africans are facing one of their harshest winters in years, with at least four deaths blamed on flooding from heavy rain that has caused travel delays in the south and west of the country. While north of the equator, much of the United States sweats through a heat wave, Johannesburg saw flurries Wednesday for the first time in at least eight years, the national weather service said. Stunned office workers pressed against windows to savor the spectacle. Freezing temperatures are not unusual at higher altitudes during the winter, but heavy snow...
  • Hazleton is the leader of pack of copycats.

    07/30/2006 8:27:39 PM PDT · by ruination · 6 replies · 369+ views
    Times Leader (PA) ^ | July 30, 2006 | Steve Mocarsky
    From Allentown to California, many towns have enacted or are mulling own anti-illegal immigrant laws. Times Leader, July 20, 2006 Discussions among municipal officials about adopting an ordinance similar to Hazleton’s Illegal- Immigration Relief Act have been occurring throughout the state in larger cities such as Allentown as well as small boroughs such as Courtdale. In fact, copycat legislation is springing up in towns nationwide, said John Garcia, communications director for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City.
  • Clinton Wears Out His Welcome (in Harlem)

    07/20/2006 8:45:04 PM PDT · by auzerais · 78 replies · 2,433+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 7/20/06 | Captain Ed
    Clinton Wears Out His Welcome Remember the fanfare when Bill Clinton decided to house his offices in Harlem after the end of his presidency? The community turned out in droves to welcome the man that some called "the first black President," declaring that his decision to lease offices in the area would spark an economic resurgence. His decision and the $354,000 lease created headlines for weeks. Today, that decision has created different headlines. His formerly enthusiastic neighbors now blame him for the increasing gentrification of Harlem, raising rents and displacing the disadvantaged: Harlem residents gathered outside President Clinton's office yesterday...
  • Fake findings used to secure $16M grant(stem cell research fraud)

    02/22/2006 7:35:22 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 615+ views ^ | 2 22 06 | Jennifer Bails
    A University of Pittsburgh reproductive biologist relied on the now-discredited stem-cell findings of a disgraced Korean scientist to win a $16.1 million federal grant last fall, according to federal documents and letters obtained by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pitt's Gerald Schatten will use the money for an ambitious stem-cell research program that will occupy four of seven floors of Magee-Womens Research Institute's building, now under construction in Oakland, the documents show. The five-year grant, awarded to Schatten in September by the National Institutes of Health, is based in part on cloning experiments deliberately falsified by Hwang Woo-Suk, the documents show.