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  • Ex-Wikileaks man 'deleted files'

    08/22/2011 6:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/22/11
    A former Wikileaks spokesman claims to have deleted thousands of unpublished files that had been passed to the whistleblowing site. Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the German Newspaper Der Spiegel that the documents included a copy of the complete US no-fly list. He said he had "shredded" them to avoid their sources being compromised. Mr Domscheit-Berg previously worked alongside Julian Assange until the pair had a high profile falling-out. It is understood that he took the files off Wikileaks' servers at the time of his departure. Wikileaks confirmed the claims on its Twitter feed, saying: "We can confirm that the DDB claimed...
  • `N. Korea purges 30 officials involved in inter-Korean talks’

    07/14/2011 7:48:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 07/15/11
    `N. Korea purges 30 officials involved in inter-Korean talks’ JULY 15, 2011 03:16 North Korea has reportedly purged 30 officials who participated in inter-Korean talks or supervised bilateral dialogue via execution by firing squad or staged traffic accidents. A South Korean government source said Thursday, “Thirty people have been confirmed to have died or gone missing until recently. About 10 partners of inter-Korean talks with the South were executed by firing and about 20 others were said to have died in traffic accidents.” “As of now, the North has no partners to talk with the South. There will likely be...
  • N. Korea: The Umpires Strike Back(purge,corruption,food shortage...)

    06/25/2011 4:44:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 06/25/11
    The Umpires Strike Back June 25, 2011: Famine is not the only horror found in North Korea. There is also the growing hunt for corrupt officials. This has caused yet another layer of corruption. That's because so many of corruption investigators, or their bosses, are either on the take, or have family who are. One problem is that the list of what is forbidden is so long. For example, products from South Korea are forbidden, but this stuff is enormously popular. So inspectors expect labels from South Korean clothing to be removed, to avoid hassles for the seller. South Korean...
  • NBC dumps 'under God' from Pledge at U.S. Open

    06/19/2011 1:26:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 19, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    <p>NBC's opening of the U.S. Open Golf Championship today included two readings of the Pledge of Allegiance, but omitted the phrase "under God" both times.</p> <p>The program commenced with children standing in a classroom setting, as they recited the "abbreviated" version of the Pledge, saying: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, with liberty and justice for all."</p>
  • N.Korea Purges Deputy Spy Chief

    05/20/2011 2:33:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/20/11
    N.Korea Purges Deputy Spy Chief Ryu Kyong, a deputy director of North Korea's State Security Department and formerly one of the closest aides to leader Kim Jong-il, was purged early this year in a power struggle in Pyongyang, according to a source. The source in North Korea said Ryu Kyong was summoned by Kim Jong-il in early January and on his way to Kim's residence, was arrested by members of the General Guard Bureau. He was interrogated and secretly executed. A South Korean government official backed the story. "Ryu has disappeared from public view since early this year. It seems...
  • 'Easter eggs' reportedly renamed 'spring spheres' at Seattle public school

    04/11/2011 11:41:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/11/11 | Thomas Lifson
    The educrats strike again, and make themselves look ridiculous again, according to a 16 year old student identified only as Jessica, who volunteered to do a project at a local elementary school, supplying plastic eggs filled with jellybeans. From "I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs.
  • Kim Jong-eun's Intensifying Purge of N. Korean Military (jail being filled with generals)

    01/10/2011 6:13:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Free North Korea Radio ^ | 01/10/11 | Lee Myung-sung
    /begin my excerpts Kim Jong-eun's Intensifying Purge of N. Korean Military Lee Myung-sung 2011-01-10 As New Year starts, N. Korean military is in the middle of inexplicable personnel reassignment and purge drive Our source inside N. Korea reported on Jan. 8 that the number of inmates is suddenly swelling at (Jang-hyun-dong) Military Prison. It is under the control of Defense Ministry and located at Jang-huyn-dong Valley, Kimchaek City, North Hamkyung Province. It is right below Machon-ryong Pass. Lately many of (incoming) inmates are former generals purged by Kim Jong-eun. /snip The source said that common soldiers and company (mid-level) officers...
  • N. Korea: O Kuk-ryol and Jang Sung-taek's Faction Being Purged(200 high officials arrested)

    01/08/2011 7:25:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/08/11 | Kang Chol-hwan
    /begin my excerpts O Kuk-ryol and Jang Sung-taek's Faction Being Purged Kang Chol-hwan Roadblocks to Kim Jong-eun being cleared O Kuk-ryol, the head of (ruling) party's Operations Bureau, and Jang Sung-taek, brother-in-law of Kim Jong-il, enjoyed unparalleled power during Kim Jong-il's era but they are being reined on, now that Kim Jong-eun era is starting. According to high level N. Korean source(s,) nearly 200 high level officials were arrested by State Security Department in early December of last year. They were either executed or sent to a prison camp. Those arrested include: the head of Seo-kyung Enterprise under party's Finance...
  • New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the N-word

    01/05/2011 7:02:51 AM PST · by Huck · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | January 5, 2011 | Keith Staskiewicz
    <p>What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books' upcoming edition of Mark Twain's seminal novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" will remove all instances of the N-word -- I'll give you a hint, it's not nonesuch -- present in the text and replace it with slave.</p>
  • Feingold ends Senate service (liberal Rat soon to join the ranks of the unemployed)

    12/28/2010 6:39:42 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2010-12-28 | Clay Barbour
    Icon. Maverick. Liberal. Career politician. U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold has been called many things during his time in the spotlight. But after nearly 30 years in politics, the junior senator from Wisconsin is coming home a private citizen. When the final gavel falls on the 111th Congress, Feingold will be unemployed — the victim of an angry electorate bent on change in Washington, D.C.
  • N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors

    11/17/2010 2:00:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/17/10
    N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors 2 hrs 22 mins ago .SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea's young heir apparent has launched a purge of senior party and military officials in an apparent attempt to cement his grip on power, a North Korean defectors' group said Wednesday. Pyongyang this month began a crackdown on senior officials suspected of corruption, starting in Musan county in the northeastern province of North Hamkyong, said the Seoul-based North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity. A spokesman said the information came from North Korean sources whom he described as senior party officials closely connected with the investigation. "About 15...

    10/15/2010 5:59:20 AM PDT · by ToughLove · 10 replies
    Hampton Roads Tea Party ^ | October 15, 2010 | Norvell Rose
    We must stop them. We must protect the polls. We must purge the rolls! NIGHT OF THE VOTING DEAD:
  • Leaked: After the Purge, the First Official Minutes of the New Obama Cabinet

    10/01/2010 3:49:47 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | September 30, 2010 | Steve Grammatico
    [Cabinet Room, White House, January 3, 2011] OBAMA: All right, folks. Let’s begin. After your recess appointments to the Cabinet two weeks ago, I gave you all free rein while I was incommunicado playing golf in Ireland. Tell me what you’ve accomplished. We’ll start with . . . Defense. kucinich DENNIS KUCINICH: I’ve mothballed the fleet and grounded the Air Force, sir. Uniformed services will be mustered out by next month. Our enemies now understand we mean business when we say we want peace. OBAMA: Good. I still need protection against a national uprising. How’s recruitment going for my Civilian...
  • Palin Facebook Post on Ground Zero Mosque Deleted

    07/22/2010 1:31:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 22, 2010 | JILLIAN SCHARR
    A Facebook note recently posted by Sarah Palin in which the former GOP vice presidential candidate called the planned mosque near Ground Zero "an intolerable and tragic mistake" was deleted from the social networking site -- apparently by Facebook users who reported the note as "racist/hate speech." The note was originally posted on July 20 but disappeared; Palin reposted it today, with an addendum saying. "The original post of this statement (on July 20, 2010) was somehow unintentionally deleted by mistake or technical glitch." However, it seems that the "deletion" was actually caused by Facebook users who reported Palin's note...
  • New Haven high school diplomas drop phrase ‘in the year of our Lord’

    06/23/2010 12:05:23 PM PDT · by Puppage · 48 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 06/23/2010 | Puppage
    NEW HAVEN — All it took was one complaint for the school district to make a small but significant change to diplomas that will be handed out at graduations this week. For the first time in as long as anyone can remember, diplomas for New Haven high school students were printed without the phrase “in the year of our Lord.”
  • "Disappears" Hate-Petraeus Page (Was There 6/18/2010)

    06/23/2010 11:05:03 AM PDT · by an amused spectator · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Google & Moveon ^ | June 23, 2010 | Moveon Check the phone records between the White House and Moveon....
  • Churchill’s Cigar Gets Airbrushed Out of History

    06/16/2010 12:26:41 PM PDT · by · 36 replies · 710+ views
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 6/16/2010 | Stephen Gutowski
    Its been said that life often imitates art. However, I never imagined that the satirical airbrushing campaign undertaken by the rabid anti-smoking lobby at the end of “Thank You For Smoking” would ever actually be replicated in real life. Apparently, as the Daily Mail reports, I was wrong (h/t Adam S Baldwin): It seems the man who steered Britain through the most dangerous period of its recent history may have fallen victim to the modern curse of political correctness. (pictures within link)
  • Prosecutor fired for Tea Party talks

    05/27/2010 10:00:02 AM PDT · by FLDemocracker · 65 replies · 1,634+ views
    The Suwannee Democrat ^ | May 25, 2010 | Jeff Waters
    Live Oak — An assistant state attorney for the Live Oak-based Third Judicial Circuit was fired Monday for speaking at Tea Party rallies and to other groups, according to Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney Skip Jarvis. Jarvis said he revoked KrisAnne Hall's appointment as an assistant state attorney at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Hall, a Suwannee County resident, worked out of Hamilton County. He said he felt bad for letting her go since she was "the only breadwinner in her household" but had "no other choice." "She was speaking at some political events, some things were anti-state and anti-government," Jarvis said...
  • FReep this poll!!! (Should the American Flag be banned? 58% say yes....?!?!)

    05/23/2010 3:41:09 PM PDT · by Danae · 26 replies · 1,002+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5/23/2010 | FoxNews
    Should the American Flag be Banned -- in America? No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it. Yes. The safety of students comes first. Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.' Other (post a comment)
  • New Fredericksburg movie theater to remove Confederate flag from mural

    05/19/2010 10:17:38 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 94 replies · 2,295+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 19, 2010 | AP
    A new movie theater in Fredericksburg is removing a Confederate flag from a mural after it received complaints. The Muvico theater includes a Civil-War themed bar and the mural is painted on a wall of an outside seating area. The mural depicts a U.S. flag on one side, a Confederate flag on the other, and has stars, an eagle and other adornments.
  • N. Korea: DPRK Senior Army Official Dismissed(purge?)

    05/13/2010 6:36:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 419+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 05/14/10 | Zhang Xiang
    DPRK senior army official dismissed 2010-05-14 09:04:32 PYONGYANG, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Kim Il Chol, a member of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), was dismissed, the official news agency KCNA reported on Friday. "Kim was relieved of the posts as member of the National Defence Commission and first vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces for his advanced age of 80, according to Decision No. 06 of the NDC issued on May 13," the report said. Kim has held the post as the minister of the People's Armed Forces, and was appointed as...
  • VIDEO: NorCal Students Wearing U.S. Flag Shirts Sent Home

    05/06/2010 7:44:10 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 46 replies · 1,466+ views
    CBS 13 ^ | 05/06/10
    On Cinco de Mayo, five northern Californial high school students came to school in red, white and blue, and got a very public lesson in school politics and free speech. The boys came to Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill on the Mexican holiday, wearing t-shirts, shorts and shoes emblazoned with American flags. Around 10 a.m., the assistant principal told sophomore Matthew Dariano he had to remove his bandana, which is against school policy. But then Dariano said the assistant principal told all him and all his friends to take off their shirts, or turn them inside out, because...
  • Purges marginalize tea party and hurt its natural allies in GOP

    05/06/2010 5:03:31 AM PDT · by rockhardo · 51 replies · 1,037+ views
    SAcramento Bee ^ | May 6, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    No one doubts the sincerity or power of the tea party movement anymore. We get it: free market principles, limited government and individual liberty. Those are the three fundaments of the tea party's "Contract from America," to which any serious Republican must subscribe, nay, sign in blood. Make it real red. Nowhere is this new power-to-the-people imperative in starker relief than in Utah – one of the nation's reddest states – where three-term conservative Sen. Bob Bennett seems likely to lose the Republican Party nomination this weekend. This, despite the fact that Bennett earns an 84 rating from the American...
  • Hitler “Downfall” Parodies Removed from YouTube

    04/24/2010 10:27:33 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 921+ views
    Marshable Social Media ^ | April 24th 2010
    Hitler “Downfall” Parodies Removed from YouTube The movie studio responsible for the award-winning, German-Austrian film Downfall (German: Der Untergang) has asked YouTube to take down several videos from the massively popular subtitled “Hitler finds out…” meme, and the site has complied. Search YouTube and you’ll still find hundreds of Downfall parodies, but click through to some of the bigger ones and you’ll now get the message, “This video contains content from Constantin Film, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.” According to TechCrunch, the first Downfall parody to be taken down was the one about the iPhone 4G leak, but...
  • NCAA - No Christians Allowed Anymore

    04/22/2010 1:49:04 PM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 36 replies · 979+ views
    Alleyesonchrist ^ | 4/21/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    NCAA - No Christians Allowed Anymore? As a huge sports fan I found it interesting over the weekend when I discovered that without so much as a whisper the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) sucker punched the First Amendment of the Constitution. Among the proposed rule changes rolled out by the NCAA for the upcoming year is a ban on messages that appear on eye-black. Eye-black is the gummy black tape like stuff that football players wear beneath their eyes to eliminate glare from light. It goes without saying that the most notorious player who adorned himself with eye-black was...
  • YouTube Removes Hitler Parodies. Death of a Web Meme?

    04/21/2010 1:34:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies · 1,513+ views ^ | Apr 21, 2010 | Sarah Jacobsson
    YouTube has recently begun removing videos that feature content from Constantin Films' 2004 film, Der Untergang ("Downfall"), despite the fact that many of these videos are parodies and thus constitute fair use of the material. The Downfall, or Hitler-parody, meme has been, arguably, a viral spat of publicity for Constantin Films in the past few years. The meme takes a now-infamous scene from the movie (the scene in which Hitler reacts to the news that Germany is about to lose the war) and puts satirical subtitles over the action (the movie is in German). Hitler parodies have been made for...
  • Rescuing America Requires A Political Purge Of Our Government(s)

    04/16/2010 5:27:59 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 148+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 04-16-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    Recently, I warned my fellow Americans to prepare for an avalanche of taxes. These taxes will be descending upon us from the federal government, the state governments, our county governments, and our city governments. WHY? The answer is simply because the various governments ruling us have no understanding of capitalist economics. Well, that is not exactly true. Some of the folks in government understand capitalist and socialist economics as well as any accountant, but quite often they, too, are intoxicated with the power-trip levying taxes provides for lawmakers -- not to mention they have opted for the socialist brand of...
  • How Easter Ended

    04/02/2010 6:21:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 460+ views ^ | April 2, 2010 | John Andrews
    Dear Grandson: I risk writing you this letter in order to pass along some censored history. Today’s America of 2050, officially atheist by law, is a very different place from the “nation under God” of my boyhood in 2010. When you take your first communion in Denver’s underground church on a spring morning once known as Easter, you need to know how this and other holy days disappeared from the American calendar. Our country at mid-century remains the envy of the world, still fairly prosperous and optimistic, still claiming to be the land of the free and the home of...
  • Indiana School Not Canceling Graduation Prayer Without Judge Order

    04/03/2010 6:06:42 AM PDT · by GregNH · 15 replies · 400+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | 42/2010 | AP
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- A central Indiana district isn't calling off a planned high school graduation prayer unless a federal judge orders it. Greenwood School Board president Joe Farley says the district wants the judge to decide the merits of a lawsuit filed by the school's top-ranked senior. Greenwood High School student Eric Workman is asking a federal judge to stop a student-led prayer that the senior class voted to approve. The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on the 18-year-old's behalf claims that the prayer and class vote unconstitutionally subject students to religious practice.
  • No More 'New England Republicans' (RINO extinction in order for us to survive)

    04/02/2010 10:03:35 PM PDT · by This Just In · 22 replies · 752+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | April 2, 2010 | Matt Purple
    No More 'New England Republicans' By Matt Purple During his three terms in Congress, Rob Simmons often referred to himself as a "Connecticut Republican." The stress was always on the first word. If Connecticut Republican is a species, then its genus is the oft-mentioned and oft-misrepresented New England Republican. Conventional wisdom holds that these are fiscally conservative, socially liberal GOPers representative of the region's wealth and tolerance. They're for balanced budgets without the Bible Belt. Simmons is in the midst of a heated Republican primary against challengers Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff to replace liberal Connecticut icon Chris Dodd in...
  • Indiana School Not Canceling Graduation Prayer Without Judge Order

    04/02/2010 11:18:58 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 67 replies · 1,360+ views
    A central Indiana district isn't calling off a planned high school graduation prayer unless a federal judge orders it. GREENWOOD, Ind. -- A central Indiana district isn't calling off a planned high school graduation prayer unless a federal judge orders it. Greenwood School Board president Joe Farley says the district wants the judge to decide the merits of a lawsuit filed by the school's top-ranked senior. Greenwood High School student Eric Workman is asking a federal judge to stop a student-led prayer that the senior class voted to approve. The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana...
  • Iowa Town Renames Good Friday to 'Spring Holiday'

    03/29/2010 8:37:25 PM PDT · by TaraP · 28 replies · 597+ views
    One week before the most solemn day in the Christian year, the city of Davenport, Iowa removed Good Friday from its municipal calendar, setting off a storm of complaints from Christians and union members whose contracts give them that day off. Taking a recommendation by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission to change the holiday's name to something more ecumenical, City Administrator Craig Malin sent a memo to municipal employees announcing Good Friday would officially be known as "Spring Holiday." "My phone has been ringing off the hook since Saturday," said city council alderman Bill Edmond. "People are genuinely upset because...
  • Iowa Town Renames Good Friday to 'Spring Holiday'

    03/29/2010 4:41:16 PM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies · 645+ views ^ | 3-29-10 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    One week before the most solemn day in the Christian year, the city of Davenport, Iowa removed Good Friday from its municipal calendar, setting off a storm of complaints from Christians and union members whose contracts give them that day off. Taking a recommendation by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission to change the holiday's name to something more ecumenical, City Administrator Craig Malin sent a memo to municipal employees announcing Good Friday would officially be known as "Spring Holiday." "My phone has been ringing off the hook since Saturday," said city council alderman Bill Edmond. "People are genuinely upset because...
  • WaPo/Henry Louis Gates Website Wants to Write Black Conservatives Out of Black History

    02/24/2010 6:25:39 AM PST · by bocopar · 10 replies · 474+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 2/24/10 | Bob Parks
    Washington, DC: --- As Black History Month draws to a close, the web site The Root has chosen to publish a hateful article that demeans black conservatives solely for their political views -- grouping them with brutal dictators, convicted criminals and self-centered celebrities. This has drawn a stinging rebuke from Project 21 member Bob Parks. "It doesn't take much for liberals to call black conservatives 'self-hating,'" noted Parks, "but what is it called when someone decides that blacks deemed inappropriate should be wholly removed from history? What kind of egos are we talking about here?"The Root is operated by The...
  • Look what they're erasing from U.S. history!

    02/11/2010 7:11:23 AM PST · by Britt0n · 283 replies · 5,043+ views ^ | February 11, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    A state board of only 15 people will vote on whether to revise U.S. textbooks to omit references to Daniel Boone, Gen. George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day and Christmas. The Texas State Board of Education will also vote on a proposal to substitute the term "American" with "global citizen." Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, is warning Americans to speak up before only eight people, with a majority vote, have a chance to literally rewrite American history. He appeared on the "Huckabee Show" to explain why the board's vote matters to the rest of America. Staver said...
  • North Carolina public schools to cut 400 years out of US History

    02/11/2010 11:41:12 AM PST · by csd · 30 replies · 1,680+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | February 11, 2010 | CSD
    The North Carolina public school system is planning on making a minor change to the US history curriculum that will be taught to high school students; and by minor change, I mean they are going to cut out 400 years of United States history.
  • A move to strike ‘all men’ from N.H. constitution

    02/09/2010 6:59:07 AM PST · by Palter · 20 replies · 449+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 06 Feb 2010 | Sarah Schweitzer
    Some say it’s time to make document gender-neutral CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire penned the nation’s first constitution in 1776, binding until the end of the Revolutionary War. With the war won, the state in 1783 ratified a new one that opens with the words, “All men are born equally free and independent.’’ Now, some say another rewriting is in order. The word men might once have referred to those with rights and power, but no longer, and the constitution should be amended to reflect as much, says a group of New Hampshire legislators seeking to excise the word men...
  • Ed Rollins Says there are "No RINOS" Left in the Republican Party - Video

    02/08/2010 2:47:00 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 38 replies · 787+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Strategist Ed Rollins saying that there really are "no RINOS" (Republicans in Name Only) left in the Republican Party. He made the remark after John Avlon of "The Daily Beast" said that the Tea Party Movement is determined to run "RINOS" out of the Republican Party. (VIDEO)
  • N.C High Schools to Remove Pre-1877 U.S. History?

    02/03/2010 7:09:53 PM PST · by phi11yguy19 · 121 replies · 5,390+ views ^ | February 3, 2010 | Molly Henneberg
    He may be the president who governed during the Civil War, freeing the slaves, but under a new curriculum proposal for North Carolina high schools, U.S. history would begin years after President Lincoln, with the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.
  • Legislation aims to rid American-Indian image from sports

    01/23/2010 3:56:16 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 42 replies · 1,242+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | Saturday, January 23, 2010 | Nate Miller
    Saturday, January 23, 2010Legislation aims to rid American-Indian image from sports Mascot under new wave of scrutiny By Nate Miller nmiller@greeleytribune.comDepictions of American Indians in school mascots like the one for the Reds at Eaton High School could become a thing of the past if an Aurora lawmaker has her way. Sen. Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora, introduced Senate Bill 107 at the start of this legislative session that would bar public and charter high schools in Colorado from using American Indian-themed mascots unless they received permission from the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs. The bill, which was assigned to the Health...
  • Resident asks school board to remove Pledge of Allegiance from meetings

    12/24/2009 7:08:04 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 35 replies · 1,051+ views
    Issaquah Press ^ | December 22, 2009 | Chantelle Lusebrink
    Resident asks school board to remove Pledge of Allegiance from meetings December 22, 2009 By Chantelle Lusebrink The Issaquah School Board may consider eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance at its regular business meetings. At their Dec. 9 meeting, school board members were asked to eliminate the pledge from their meetings by parent Matthew Barry. “The words ‘under God’ in the pledge are offensive to your atheist residents in this school district,” Barry said at the meeting. “A study from last year, The American Religious Identification Survey, indicates that 15 percent of Americans aren’t religious. In Washington, which is one of...
  • Time to Declare War on Democratic Blackmailers (Superman's girlfriend analyzes politics)

    12/08/2009 7:11:11 AM PST · by tlb · 26 replies · 1,431+ views
    Hidden Mysteries ^ | December 07 2009 | MARGOT KIDDER
    The Democratic Party needs an intervention and then it needs to be sent to rehab. The lunacy behind the thinking of many traditional Democrats that any Democrat in Congress is better than no Democrat at all needs to be exposed and treated for the infectious disease that it is. The absence of democracy in a congress whose votes are bought, sold, and traded like pork bellies by big corporations in exchange for highly profitable votes and amendments on bills is a bi-partisan infection. The fact that 20 to 25 percent of Americans support policies and politicians that are bat s@@t...
  • YouTube pulls Obama videos (Vanity)

    12/01/2009 9:20:38 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 17 replies · 876+ views
    My youtube playlist ^ | 12.01.09 | Me
    I have just noticed that YouTube has pulled several Obama videos that I had saved in my playlist. For example...(from the remaining data that was left with the video pulled) Sen. Barack Hussein Obama attacks small-town Americans during a fundraiser in left-wing San Fransisco. We'll analyze his offensive remarks. (This is where he is calling us bitter, gun/religion clingers, etc.) Audio of Michelle Obama using the term "My Baby's Daddy" Barack Obama. This was in 2004 when Barack was running for Senator. ...and others that were not parodies but actual audio/video of his remarks... So this prompts me to
  • Leesburg Gets Scrooged No Christmas displays at the courthouse

    11/27/2009 11:10:41 AM PST · by khnyny · 29 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | November 27, 2009 | Matthew Stabley
    Leesburg, Virginia: Looks like the traditional Loudoun County Courthouse Christmas displays will be absent this year. For almost 50 years the Rotary Club of Leesburg has placed a Christmas tree on the courthouse grounds, Leesburg Today reported. For 20 years, Dennis and Debbie Welch has set up the courthouse nativity scene. But a new policy from the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the Loudoun County Courthouse prohibits any displays, according to Leesburg Today. Phil Rusciolelli has spearheaded the Rotary Club's Christmas tree initiative the past five years.
  • N. Korea: Rational Pollution Advice Causes Devastation(warning on toxic waste earns swift purge)

    11/24/2009 8:30:33 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 398+ views
    Daily NK ^ | 11/24/09 | Moon Sung Hwee
    N. Korea: Rational Pollution Advice Causes Devastation By Moon Sung Hwee, from Jagang in 2006 [2009-11-24 18:08 ] The Soil Research Institute at Hamheung Chemical Engineering University has been dissolved and all researchers and cadres associated with it dismissed. The action was apparently taken because they submitted a paper which spoke negatively of the actual condition of polluted soil in the country and measures to deal with it to the Central Committee of the Party. A source from South Hamkyung Province revealed the news to the Daily NK last Saturday in a telephone interview, saying, “The Soil Research Institute sent...
  • Ogabe/Hussein to purge Republicans from the civil service (RATS want purity)

    11/14/2009 7:38:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,678+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 11/12/09 | Zhang Fei
    Ogabe to purge Republicans from the civil serviceZhang Fei 11/12/2009 1:59:38 PM Republicans appointed to the civil service from the ranks of political appointees in the last 5 years, that is: Via Instapundit comes word that the federal government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to purge the federal government of Republican civil servants all in the name of purify the federal bureaucracy. You can read the OPM memo here. It is a typical Washington process that many political appointees are able to take jobs within the civil service once their political appointment expires usually at the conclusion of one...
  • Hot Button: Burrowing them out (purging Republicans from government)

    11/13/2009 2:51:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 758+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/13/2009 | Amanda Carpenter
    The Office of Personnel Management will be reviewing political appointees who have "burrowed in" to federal career jobs over the past five years, according a memo issued by Director John Berry to all government agencies and executive departments. "Burrowing in" is what Beltway insiders call it when someone who was appointed by say, President George W. Bush, leaves an appointed position to take a career job inside the government. "While political appointees may not be excluded from consideration for federal jobs because of their political affiliation, they must not be given preference or special advantages," Mr. Berry said in his...
  • Obama administration to purge Republicans

    11/12/2009 1:20:58 PM PST · by rstrahan · 33 replies · 1,765+ views ^ | 11/12/2009 | rstrahan
    Via Instapundit comes word that the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to purge the federal government of Republican civil servants all in the name of purify the federal bureaucracy.
  • Obama Administration Intends to Purge Republicans From the Civil Service

    11/12/2009 10:39:33 AM PST · by RonnieFan · 162 replies · 10,437+ views
    RED STATE ^ | Erick Erickson
    Remember how the Democrats reacted when the Bush Administration started replacing U.S. Attorneys? At least they were actually political appointees employed at the will and whim of the President.
  • WABC Scrubs Corzine Campaign Aide's Drug Arrest From Website

    10/31/2009 10:06:48 AM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 828+ views ^ | 10-31-09 | Noel Sheppard
    Early Saturday morning,, the website for ABC's New York affiliate WABC-TV, reported the previous night's arrest of Jason Shih, an alleged campaign worker for Governor Jon Corzine (D-NJ) charged with "possession of a controlled narcotic and paraphernalia that is used for distribution." For some reason, although the headline "Corzine campaign worker arrested" shows up in a Google News search, the page is no longer available: "We are sorry, but the URL you requested could not be found. The page you are looking for may have been renamed, moved, or deleted." A search of "Jason Shih" and "Corzine" at