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  • Catholic Universities Urged to Reject Honorees Like Biden Who Advocate ‘Culture of Death

    05/11/2016 4:58:01 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/11/16
    More than two dozen prominent pro-life and Catholic leaders have signed a statement urging Catholic colleges and universities “to reject the culture of death and instead stand firm in defending truth and the Catholic identity of their institutions… by refusing to honor and award speaking platforms to public advocates of abortion and same-sex marriage.” The statement, which was released Wednesday by the Cardinal Newman Society, was prompted by “scandals” at three Catholic universities that are honoring people who openly defy Catholic teaching, including Vice President Joe Biden. Signatories include Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life; Brian Brown,...
  • Abbas admits: 'I rejected Israeli offer of PA state'

    11/21/2015 3:44:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/15 | Hillel Fendel
    For the first time, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has admitted that he rejected "out of hand" an Israeli offer for a PA state on nearly 95% of Judea and Samaria. In 2008, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert offered to agree to the creation of an independent PA state including all of Gaza, nearly all of Judea/Samaria, and parts of Israel – a total area equal to 99.5% of the size of Judea and Samaria. In addition, a tunnel would connect Judea/Samaria to Gaza, and the PA state would have its capital in eastern Jerusalem. Not only that: Olmert...
  • Governors of Michigan, Alabama reject resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states

    11/16/2015 5:58:41 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/15 | Yanan Wang
    The terrorist attacks in Paris have prompted two governors to announce that Syrian refugees will not be allowed to resettle in their states. Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan and Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, both Republicans, issued individual statements Sunday declaring that their states would not be open to refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. Noting Michigan's "rich history of immigration," Snyder's statement said, "But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents."
  • Eurozone ministers reject Greek bailout extension: sources

    06/27/2015 8:25:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    urozone finance ministers refused Saturday to extend Greece's bailout programme past June 30 after Athens called a referendum on reform proposals by creditors, sources told AFP. The ministers "rejected an extension of the aid programme" at a meeting in Brussels, hours after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the plebiscite on the bailout proposal for July 5.
  • Greek crisis: deal unravels both sides reject reform measures

    06/24/2015 6:12:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/24/15
    Grexident looming? Tsipras hits back at creditors who reject plan ahead of third Eurogroup meeting in less than a week
  • Hamas Rejects Egyptian Ceasefire Proposal, Threatens 'Long War'

    08/16/2014 3:27:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Hamas has sounded a belligerent tone as negotiations for a long-term truce continue in Cairo. In a message posted on his Facebook page, Hamas's "foreign affairs" chief Osama Hamdan said the Islamist terror group rejects the current Egyptian proposal, and pledged a "long war" of attrition against Israel. "Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face a long war," he said. Other Hamas officials issued similar statements over the course of Saturday. .....
  • Palestinians reiterate plans to reject any framework accord presented by US

    01/01/2014 7:37:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/1/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    As US Secretary John Kerry prepares to resume his efforts to achieve an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a PLO official announced Wednesday that the Palestinians would reject any framework accord that is presented by the Americans. The top US diplomat was due to arrive to the region Thursday. “Kerry will try to market a mysterious and nonconstructive framework agreement to the Palestinian Authority during his new tour,” said PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled. Khaled accused the US of turning a blind eye to Israel’s practices on the ground in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. He...
  • Senate Dems reject formal talks with House to end shutdown

    10/01/2013 9:08:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/13 | Ramsey Cox
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday rejected negotiating with the House on government funding, leaving no clear path for ending the federal shutdown that began overnight. The Senate voted 54-46 to table a House request for a conference committee on a continuing resolution (CR), marking the third time that Democrats have voted down legislation from the lower chamber since Monday. "The government is closed," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said. "All over America federal employees are getting furloughs this morning … because of the irrationality that is going on in the other side of the Capitol." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
  • Iranian Jews in U.S. Reject Invitation to Meet Rouhani

    09/23/2013 9:39:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/13 | Elad Benari
    Members of the Iranian Jewish community in the United States have refused an invitation to meet with the new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, despite his recent moderate comments, reports the Jewish Week. The decision to reject Rouhani’s invitation for a meeting during his visit to New York for the UN General Assembly came after considerable discussion among the leadership of the Iranian Jewish community in New York and Los Angeles over the weekend. .....
  • Muslim Brotherhood Rejects Army's Ultimatum

    07/01/2013 2:34:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/13 | Elad Benari
    A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) rejected on Monday the army’s 48-hour ultimatum for politicians to settle the country's political standoff. "Everyone rejects the statement of the armed forces," Yasser Hamza, a member of the FJP's legal committee, told the Al Jazeera network. He added, "Solutions will be in the framework of the constitution. The age of military coups is over." Earlier on Monday, Egypt's top general, Abd al-Fatah a-Sisi, warned President Mohammed Morsi that he had 48 hours to resolve the crisis in Egypt. If he did not, the army would “intervene.” The...
  • Savage: Dems rejection of God 'the turning point'

    09/06/2012 7:22:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    WND ^ | Sep 6, 2012
    Savage: Dems rejection of God 'the turning point' Radio host tells of his own divine encounter that illuminates moment [Editor's note: Listen to the opening segment of today's "Savage Nation" at the end of this story] The Democratic Party’s symbolic dismissal of God with the removal and forced return of His name to its platform by party officials amid boos from delegates could be the turning point in the 2012 presidential campaign said talk radio-host Michael Savage. “This is a big moment,” Savage told his listeners after describing a remarkable divine encounter he experienced last night that has underscored for...
  • Blueprint for States to Reject and Replace Obamacare

    07/27/2012 4:53:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 27, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthor by Ken Klukowski, a columnist at Breitbart.comHere’s the blueprint for how the states can reject three central pillars of Obamacare and set the stage for replacing it, if Mitt Romney takes the White House and the GOP takes the Senate this November. Two reasons compel dismantling Obamacare. First is restoring individual liberty by empowering states against the national government and citizens against both. Second is recognizing that free markets outperform centrally-planned markets, so private-sector healthcare will better serve Americans than government-controlled Obamacare ever could. However disappointing the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare’s individual...
  • Pope says Vatican II did not reject Eucharistic adoration or processions [Catholic Caucus]

    06/07/2012 7:57:51 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 25 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 7, 2012 | David Kerr
    Pope Benedict leads Corpus Christi procession in Rome on June 7, 2012. Rome, Italy, Jun 7, 2012 / 05:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI says the Second Vatican Council did not reject Eucharistic adoration outside of Mass, including the Corpus Christi procession that he led this evening in Rome. “One unilateral interpretation of the Second Vatican Council has penalized this dimension, restricting in practice the Eucharist to the moment of celebration,” the Pope said during his homily for the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 7. “In this case, the accentuation placed on the celebration of the Eucharist acted...
  • Why 80% Reject Paul and Romney

    01/01/2012 6:37:53 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 37 replies ^ | 1/1/2012 | Kevin McCullough
    Dear Iowa Caucus participants, You have been told for the better part of year now who it is that you must choose. Beltway insiders have insisted upon thrusting establishment candidates upon you. Libertarian anarchists have swopped into your state shouting that you must support Ron Paul, while toking on the marijuana they soon believe President Paul will make legal. You've been openly mocked by Governor John Huntsman from Utah--who ironically seeks your support. Ann Coulter has defied every conservative principal she's ever espoused by trying to brainwash you into thinking that Mitt Romney is the best that you have to...
  • SWC: Israel Should Reject a Return to 1967 'Auschwitz' Borders

    05/19/2011 11:41:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center commended President Obama's call for further democratization in the Arab world but expressed deep disappointment that he called for Israel's return to the pre-June 1967 borders. "We welcome the President's recognition of Israel's security needs and that Hamas cannot be a partner in the peace process, but a call to a return to 1967 borders as the basis for negotiations, even with 'land swaps' is a non-starter, when at least half of the Palestinian rulers are committed to Israel's destruction," said Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, founder and dean, and associate dean of the Simon...
  • Delta ticket and gate agents reject union representation

    12/07/2010 6:54:06 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-7-10 | ap
    Delta Air Lines survives yet another effort by unions to organize the largely nonunion company. In results released this afternoon, ticket and gate agents overwhelmingly rejected a bid to be represented by the International Association of Machinists. Delta says the vote was 8,746 to 3,638 against the union, and about 3,000 eligible employees didn't vote. Last month, about 20,000 flight attendants and 13,000 fleet service workers such as baggage handlers rejected union representation in separate elections. A prepared statement by the union today confirmed the outcome, but claimed "continued illegal interference in union elections has once again denied employees their...
  • Houston voters reject red-light cameras by wide margin

    11/03/2010 12:02:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3 Nov 2010 | By BRADLEY OLSON
    Houstonians rejected the city's red light camera program in a hard-fought ballot contest, delivering an immediate $10 million hit to an already dire budget situation at City Hall. With almost all votes counted, a majority of voters put a decisive end to the use of the devices, which had been used to issue more than 800,000 tickets and collected $44 million in fines since 2006. "This is a victory for the people," said Paul Kubosh, an attorney who defends red light runners and collected more than 20,000 signatures with his brothers to get the referendum on the ballot. "The voters...
  • Hamas, 10 other groups reject all forms of compromise with Israel

    08/15/2010 12:12:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | 8/15/10 | Staff
    Eleven militant Palestinian groups based in Syria warned on Sunday against a "concession and compromise" policy ahead of a possible round of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The message from the groups, which include Gaza rulers Hamas as well as the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine factions, appeared directed at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (Snip) The U.S. and the "Zionists," the statement said, were "aiming to wipe out the national rights of the Palestinians and to cover up the practices of the occupation, settlement expansion and
  • Missouri voters REJECT key provision of health care law (Happy so-called birthday Hussein!)

    08/03/2010 8:17:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 389+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/03/10
    Mo. voters reject key provision of health care law JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri voters have strongly approved a new law that rejects a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Tuesday's vote approving the ballot measure is seen as largely symbolic because federal law generally trumps state law. But it could portend trouble for the Democratic Party in November's midterm election. Legislatures in other states have passed similar measures. But Missouri is the first state to challenge aspects of the law in a referendum. Missouri's law prohibits the government from requiring people to have health insurance or...
  • NRA urges its members to reject GOP Senate candidate Tom Campbell

    05/18/2010 12:55:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 719+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/18/10 | Maeve Reston
    The National Rifle Assn. is urging its California members to vote against Republican Senate candidate Tom Campbell “to protect your gun rights and hunting heritage in California.” The bright orange postcard, which went out over the weekend, faults Campbell for favoring gun show regulations, a waiting period for handgun purchases and restrictions on the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons. Campbell defended his record on 2nd Amendment issues in an e-mail to a handful of voters who sought clarification from his campaign after receiving the mailing. While lobbying groups often attack candidates who don’t score 100% on their issues, he said,...
  • Hiring Lawyer Rejects Federalist Society Members

    12/10/2009 7:09:03 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,077+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2009 8:43 AM CST | By Debra Cassens Weiss
    A hiring lawyer from Greenwich, Conn., wrote to The Ethicist of the New York Times with this question: Is it ethical to recommend rejection of members of the Federalist Society simply because you disagree with their conservative politics? The Ethicist, Randy Cohen, said politics should not be a factor.... The lawyer, who made recommendations on summer and full-time associates, had noted the review was intended to take account of judgment and personality. The Ethicist countered that reasonable people differ over politics. “I am tempted to believe that those whose politics differ from mine lack ‘judgment and personality’ and taste in...
  • Big developing states reject Copenhagen climate plan (Ruh-ROH!)

    12/02/2009 12:18:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 2,745+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/2/09 | Krittivas Mukherjee and Gerard Wynn
    NEW DELHI/LONDON (Reuters) – China and other big developing nations rejected core targets for a climate deal such as halving world greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 just five days before talks start in Copenhagen, diplomats said on Wednesday. China, the world's top emitter, together with India, Brazil and South Africa demand that richer nations do more and have drawn "red lines" limiting what they themselves would accept, the diplomats told Reuters. The four rejected key targets proposed by the Danish climate talks hosts in a draft text -- halving global greenhouse gases by 2050, setting a 2020 deadline for a...
  • AP IMPACT: Statisticians reject global cooling (find no evidence of global cooling) ..`Sigh`..

    10/26/2009 12:55:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 2,399+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/09 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON – Have you heard that the world is now cooling instead of warming? You may have seen some news reports on the Internet or heard about it from a provocative new book. Only one problem: It's not true, according to an analysis of the numbers done by several independent statisticians for The Associated Press. The case that the Earth might be cooling partly stems from recent weather. Last year was cooler than previous years. It's been a while since the super-hot years of 1998 and 2005. So is this a longer climate trend or just weather's normal ups and...
  • Whitman, Fiorina reject California GOP 'straw poll' (Ruh-Roh, Skippy!)

    09/28/2009 2:15:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 880+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/28/09 | Peter Hamby
    (CNN) – Two Republican statewide candidates in California are touting the results of a state GOP convention straw poll that showed conservative activists overwhelmingly rejecting the gubernatorial bid of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and the likely Senate bid of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. The campaign of gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner boasted about his 64-point victory over Whitman in Sunday's straw poll on their Web site and on Twitter. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore's campaign touted their own dominating win over Fiorina — 91 percent to six percent — in a campaign e-mail celebrating their success at this weekend's Fall...
  • Two Bush-era officials reject Cheney's security stance (Gates and Ridge)

    05/22/2009 4:55:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies · 2,645+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/09 | Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Two top Bush-era officials on Friday rejected ex-vice president Dick Cheney's scathing criticism of US President Barack Obama, saying the country's national security was not in jeopardy. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who served in the same post under former president George W. Bush, and Tom Ridge, the former head of homeland security, both voiced disagreement with Cheney a day after he attacked Obama's performance as the new commander-in-chief. Gates said in an interview that opponents of Obama's decision to close the "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo were engaging in "fear-mongering," a reference to Cheney's stance on...
  • Florida might reject stimulus cash for jobless

    03/26/2009 1:34:10 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies · 652+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 3-25-09 | By JEFF HARRINGTON
    Florida might reject stimulus cash for jobless Federal funds to the tune of $1 billion could extend unemployment benefits to Florida's jobless -- but Republicans say there are too many strings attached. By JEFF HARRINGTON St. Petersburg Times Florida is on the verge of forfeiting more than $1 billion in federal stimulus funds that could help 250,000 Floridians whose unemployment benefits are running out. The problem: The federal offer for aid comes at a price that many in the state Legislature are unwilling to pay. To receive the money, the state would have to pass a new law widening the...
  • Democrats turn back GOP call to reduce spending (Senate Budget Committee party-line vote 13-10)

    03/26/2009 9:55:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 643+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/09 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON – Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee defeated a Republican call to reduce recommended spending across hundreds of programs over the next five years as they moved toward approval of a blueprint that preserves President Barack Obama's top priorities.</p>
  • Marin County school officials reject plan to rename middle school after Obama

    12/12/2008 1:07:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 758+ views
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 12/12/08 | AP
    A middle school in Marin City will not be renamed after President-elect Barack Obama. Sausalito Marin City School District officials nixed the idea of renaming the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy Thursday after dozens of community members voiced opposition to the idea at a meeting.
  • Israel tells Jimmy Carter: Your 'help' is not welcome

    03/27/2008 10:25:46 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 66 replies · 1,748+ views
    Israel Today ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2008 | Staff Writer
    Israel this week issued a formal rejection of a recent offer by former US President Jimmy Carter and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to mediate a ceasefire between the Jewish state and the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip. Carter and Annan sent their proposal to Israel several weeks ago, and noted that South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Irish President Mary Robinson would also be part of the mediation team. Carter, Annan, Tutu and Robinson have for decades been among the foremost international critics of Israel's right to defend itself against Arab Muslim terrorism and have regularly lent...
  • CA: Voters should reject Propositions 94, 95, 96, 97

    01/14/2008 10:22:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 158+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/14/08 | Editorial
    A staggering amount of money is being spent to persuade state voters to ratify four Indian gambling deals. If approved, Propositions 94, 95, 96 and 97 would authorize 17,000 more slot machines for four of the state's wealthiest gambling tribes. The deals would catapult California into the gambling big leagues, well beyond the modest increase voters were promised when they first authorized Nevada-style gambling for tribes in 1998. This page has consistently opposed the expansion of gambling, beginning with the state lottery. We oppose the new gambling deals contained in these referendum initiatives, too. Gambling is the wrong way to...
  • Democrats reject general's Iraq plan

    09/12/2007 5:52:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 858+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/07 | Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON - A day before President Bush's war address, Senate Democrats rejected a four-star general's recommendation to keep some 130,000 troops in Iraq through next summer and sought legislation that would limit the mission of U.S. forces. Their proposal was not expected to set a deadline to end the war, as many Democrats want, but restrict troops to narrow objectives: training Iraq's military and police, protecting U.S. assets and fighting terrorists, Democratic party officials told The Associated Press. The goal is to attract enough Republicans to break the 60-vote threshold in the Senate needed to end a filibuster. Democrats have...
  • Iraqi armed groups reject Maliki plan

    01/05/2007 8:56:19 PM PST · by do the dhue · 24 replies · 554+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | THURSDAY, JULY 06, 2006 | Al Jazeera
    Iraqi armed groups reject Maliki plan Spokesmen for two of the major Iraqi armed groups have rejected the reconciliation initiative of Iraq's prime minister. Clashes were reported in Baghdad's Adhamiya district The two spoke to Aljazeera on Sunday live from Baghdad. Ibrahim al-Shammari, spokesman for the al-Jaish al-Islami (Islamic Army), said that the proposal by Nuri al-Maliki, the prime minister, is far from being an "initiative for national reconciliation". "If the proposal excludes those who fought the Americans, then who is supposed to be meant by this proposal?" al-Shammari said. "We do not recognise this government. ... We do not...
  • SoCal cities look for alternative energy, reject coal-fired power (gamble on alternative energy)

    11/22/2006 10:17:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 626+ views
    Several Southern California cities have abandoned plans to renew long-term contracts for coal-fired electricity, gambling on the availability of adequate alternative energy from cleaner sources. Local officials told Utah-based Intermountain Power Agency on Monday they wouldn't be renewing their contracts for cheap, coal-fired power, which expire in 2027, and would instead be looking for available alternatives, from wind farms to desert solar power. "It's a huge change," said Mayor Todd Campbell of Burbank, which is one of the cities that decided to not renew its contract. The others are Pasadena, Glendale, Riverside and Anaheim. They join the Los Angeles Department...
  • U.S. networks reject ads for Dixie Chicks documentary

    10/29/2006 4:10:00 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 44 replies · 1,384+ views
    CBC Canada ^ | 10/30/2006
    U.S. networks reject ads for Dixie Chicks doc Last Updated: Saturday, October 28, 2006 | 4:52 PM ET CBC Arts Two American television networks — NBC and CW — have rejected advertising for the documentary Shut Up & Sing, a movie about the Dixie Chicks' controversial statement against the U.S. president and the invasion of Iraq, according to the company that is distributing the film. Officials at NBC say they were in talks about the television ads and were prepared to negotiate what could be included in the ad, when Weinstein Co. decided to send out a press release about...
  • CA: Voters should reject the bonds, and vote NO on Props. 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E and 84

    10/11/2006 10:32:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 617+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 10/11/06 | Jon Fleischman
    We will devote quite a bit of space in the FlashReport in the coming weeks to articulating why the five "big bonds" measures on the November ballot -- Propositions 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E and 84 -- should all be rejected by California voters. You've heard me make the case over and over if you are a regular reader, but if you are new to this site, I can sum up the main over-arching reasons to reject all of this borrowing in just a few paragraphs: For decades, the liberals who control the state legislature, along with a string of Governors...
  • Faith Schools 'May (Must) Reject Christians' (UK)

    10/03/2006 6:10:15 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 683+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-3-2006 | Liz Lightfoot
    Faith schools 'may reject Christians' By Liz Lightfoot, Education Editor (Filed: 03/10/2006) Children from Christian families may be turned away from popular Church of England schools to make way for non-believers and those of other faiths under a new quota system. At least a quarter of places at all new Church of England schools will be set aside for other pupils, according to guidelines outlined by the Church yesterday. The reform of school admissions will also affect Roman Catholic schools which will in future need to prove that their intakes reflect the social nature of the areas from which they...
  • Senate votes to bolster border, reject terror grants (and REJECTED adding 370 miles of fencing)

    07/15/2006 8:53:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 2,288+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 7/16/06 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    Washington- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to bolster security at U.S. borders by pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into more patrols, surveillance flights and sensors to catch illegal immigrants sneaking into the country. Senators approved the $32.7 billion budget for the Homeland Security Department next year by a vote of 100-0. But they rejected proposals to boost funds for cities and states at high risk of terrorism attacks, a sore subject amid a recent spate of terrorism-related arrests and threats targeting metropolitan areas. With border security and immigration reform a top election-year priority, the Senate also agreed to make...
  • Feds reject petition to list California spotted owl as endangered

    05/23/2006 8:56:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 406+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/23/06 | Juliana Barbassa - ap
    FRESNO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday rejected a petition to list the California spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act, saying the population is stable and programs that prevent forest wildfires will allow it to thrive. The decision rankled the environmental groups that had requested protection of the speckled, football-sized owl. This was their second effort to list the bird in three years. The petition's denial was based in part on the recommendation of scientists commissioned to study the owl, said Steve Thompson, manager of the agency's California-Nevada operations office. They found that fires that creep...
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors

    02/14/2006 7:12:00 PM PST · by debbieargel · 14 replies · 782+ views
    Hannity and Colmes
    San Francisco Board of Supervisor regects the military and the USS Iowa
  • IBM Sends Open Source Architecture Tools to Russia

    02/03/2006 1:39:00 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 170 replies · 1,688+ views
    ebizQ ^ | 02/03/2006 | ebizQ
    IBM today announced free software and educational resources to help developers in Russia build and deploy innovative applications based on open standards and open source. Tapping into the booming software development market in Russia, IBM is giving software developers, architects and students free access to software and hundreds of new tools and technical and educational resources that will enable them to more easily build open standards-based applications. With a few clicks of a mouse, developers can download free versions of IBM middleware, IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and IBM DB2 Universal Database Express-C, as well as access trial code,...
  • Activists Reject Call for Fatah Unity

    12/15/2005 7:39:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 184+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/05 | Josef Federman - ap
    HADARIM PRISON, Israel - Young Palestinian activists from the ruling Fatah Party rejected a call for unity Thursday, determined to push aside the corrupt old guard associated with Yasser Arafat and form their own party for January parliamentary elections. The decision, made after a meeting with their imprisoned leader, deepened a crisis for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and threatened to give a boost to Islamic Hamas militants. In another blow to Fatah, Hamas swept to victory in elections in the West Bank's largest city, Nablus, according to official results announced early Friday. Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life terms...
  • Breaking point - Fed-up voters reject ballot props

    11/10/2005 9:34:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 686+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 11/10/05 | Editorial
    There's no mistaking the larger message behind the results of Tuesday's special election. Despite campaigns that spent more than $250 million, every one of the eight ballot initiatives was defeated. It was a rejection not only of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, but of the entire political process. Interestingly, this vote did not break down along party ideologies. Voters uniformly rejected both the conservative initiatives such as the abortion-notification law, Proposition 73, and the liberal proposals to punish pharmaceutical interests, Proposition 79, and tighten energy regulations, Proposition 80. Obviously, Californians were fed up. They were fed up with the months of deceitful...
  • Israel, U.S. reject PA call for secret peace talks

    10/22/2005 3:23:50 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 235+ views ^ | 21:36 22/10/2005
    Last update - 21:36 22/10/2005 Israel, U.S. reject PA call for secret peace talks By Haaretz Service Israel and the United States have rejected a Palestinian call to open secret peace negotiations on final status issues, a senior source in Jerusalem said on Saturday. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas raised the idea during a series of meetings in Washington last week and reiterated his proposal in an interview with the French news agency. Government officials said that already during his visit, U.S. officials made it clear to Abbas that secret negotiations would not lead to a breakthrough in the peace...
  • Iran Rejects EU's Civil Nuclear Proposal

    08/06/2005 10:19:23 AM PDT · by mazack · 12 replies · 350+ views
    Yahoo News; AP ^ | 08/06/2005 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran rejected Europe's proposal for ending the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, saying Saturday it was "unacceptable" because it did not give the country the right to enrich uranium. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said the package of incentives offered fell short of Iran's "minimum expectations" and the government would send its official rejection to the Europeans later Saturday or Sunday. "The European proposals are unacceptable ... the package is against the spirit of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and against the provisions of the Paris agreement," he said on state radio. "The proposals do not meet...

    08/05/2005 4:16:38 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 25 replies · 469+ views
    ADNKI ^ | 06-Aug-2005
    Tehran, 5 August (AKI) - Iran has rejected the nuclear proposal put forward on Friday by the European Union. "The proposal presented by London, Paris and Berlin is not acceptable," said Hossein Mussawian ,the diplomat who heads the Iranian delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Speaking to the Mehr agency in Tehran, Mussawian added that "the official response will be sent on Sunday to the European negotiators." “What the European negotiators proposed, is in contradiction not only with the Paris accord of November 2004, but betrays also the principles of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, to which our country...
  • French Reject EU Constitution, Gov't Says

    05/29/2005 1:41:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 125 replies · 2,222+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/29/05 | JOHN LEICESTER
    French Reject EU Constitution, Gov't Says By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago PARIS - French voters rejected the European Union's first constitution Sunday, early government results showed — a stinging repudiation of the ambitious, decades-long effort to further unite the continent. With about 83 percent of the votes counted, the referendum was rejected by 57.26 percent of voters, the Interior Ministry said. The treaty was supported by 42.74 percent, the ministry said. All 25 EU members must ratify the text for it to take effect — and nine already have done so. The Dutch vote Wednesday, with...
  • Europe faces up to double rejection of treaty

    05/24/2005 10:17:04 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 557+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2005 | Colin Randall and George Jones
    French voters appear ready to deliver a humiliating rebuff to the European establishment by rejecting the proposed EU constitution, according to opinion polls last night.They showed the No vote strengthening to an eight-point lead in the final days of campaigning before Sunday's referendum. With objectors gaining ground in France and firmly entrenched in Holland, where a referendum is to be held three days later, Brussels is considering how to deal with the previously unthinkable combination of two founder members of the EU turning against the blueprint for further integration. A French or Dutch No could defeat the treaty outright or...
  • White Farmers Reject Mugabe Plea To Return (Zimbabwe)

    05/21/2005 5:56:38 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 2,139+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-22-2005 | Toby Harnden
    White farmers reject Mugabe plea to return By Toby Harnden , Chief Foreign Correspondent (Filed: 22/05/2005) White farmers evicted by Robert Mugabe's government have reacted with contempt to an offer that they should return to Zimbabwe to take part in "joint ventures" with those who brutalised them and stole their land.Gideon Gono, the governor of the country's central bank, suggested the idea last Thursday as a possible solution to Zimbabwe's economic crisis. A Zimbabwean woman surveys her devastated maize crop Greg McMurray, a tobacco farmer who fled Zimbabwe in 2001 and is now a grinder at a factory in Wiltshire,...
  • Once Again Kerry Reports For "Doodie"

    10/01/2004 1:04:47 PM PDT · by LarkNeelie · 7 replies · 363+ views ^ | 10/01/04 | Lark Neelie
    According to reports, the hole in Earth's ozone layer is about 20% smaller than it was last year. How can this be? If one is to believe John Kerry along with his anti-American compatriots in the UN and other Leftist lunatics, President Bush's rejection of the Kyoto Protocol is the reason for any and all environmental challenges we face today and clear evidence that Bush doesn't care about the world's physical condition or the world's opinion. Never mind that Clinton signed the treaty against unanimous objection by both the House and the Senate. Kerry even brought it up in last...
  • Reject Islamic Extremism, Musharraf Tells Pakistan

    05/24/2004 7:47:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 241+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/24/04 | Reuters - Islamabad
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - President Pervez Musharraf appealed to Pakistan's young people Monday to shun the forces of conservative Islam, warning that extremism and militancy threaten the country's future. Musharraf, who critics say has not done enough to match his rhetoric against radical Islam since coming to power in a bloodless military coup in 1999, was hard-hitting in a speech broadcast live on state television. "What is the biggest source of extremism? Unfortunately mosques are misused, loud speakers are misused, not all ... and a few madrassahs are misused to spread hatred, create divisions," Musharraf, dressed in his general's uniform, told...