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  • US intelligence officials concerned about briefing Trump, Clinton

    06/02/2016 6:07:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Some U.S. intelligence officials are worried about providing a routine intelligence briefing to Donald Trump once he becomes the official Republican presidential nominee, according to a report. Eight senior security officials told Reuters they were concerned that Trump's "shoot from the hip" style could pose national security risks, as they prepare to give him a routine pre-election briefing for presidential nominees. They also cited his lack of foreign policy experience, and his little known team of foreign policy advisers. "People are very nervous," one senior U.S. security official said. However, the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss a political domestic...
  • $1,100 in cosmetics sold to autistic man

    05/31/2016 7:10:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MAY 31, 2016 | Maryanne Firth
    ST. CATHARINES, ONT. - An apology has been issued and a full refund granted after a Pen Centre store came under fire this weekend for what many people considered mistreatment of an autistic man. A Facebook post detailing an incident that occurred at Adore Cosmetics last week quickly went viral Saturday with more than 3,200 shares online. It was on Friday that the parents of 26-year-old Tom, whose last name has not been released, found a package in the room of their autistic son containing more than $1,100 in cosmetics. The online posting, created by family friend Sandra Frayne, alleges...
  • Ted Nugent Facebook Post Targets Prominent Jews for Supporting Gun Control

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned a Facebook post by rock musician and gun rights activist Ted Nugent suggesting that prominent Jewish Americans are behind the advocacy for stronger gun control laws. Earlier today, Nugent shared a graphic titled “So who is really behind gun control?” on his Facebook page. The visual featured thumbnail photos of prominent Jewish Americans, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Chuck Schumer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz and several others, with each photo emblazoned with the Israeli flag. The post was accompanied by a written message from Nugent:...
  • Whoops: Broncos Logo Painted In Wrong End Zone

    01/29/2016 3:47:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 29, 2016 | Dana Reszutek
    The NFL's grounds crew may have forgotten that another team was playing Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. On Jan. 26, the grounds crew mistakenly painted the Broncos logo in the wrong end zone at Levi's Stadium while readying the field for next Sunday's big game. The error didn't go unnoticed on Twitter. Yahoo Sports' Samuel Lam posted a photo displaying both the correct Broncos end zone, and the still-visible Broncos logo in Panthers' territory. James Martin, a CBS photographer, shared a close-up image of the field, showing the faded remains of the Broncos insignia before the grounds...
  • CNN Anti Gun Op Ed Calls For MARTIAL LAW, Obama To Go Full Dictator

    01/10/2016 10:36:33 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7JAN2016 | Aleister
    Elliot Fineman, of the National Gun Victims Action Council, has penned an op ed on CNN.com calling for Obama to declare a "National State of Emergency for the Gun Violence Epidemic." He says this needs to "include universal REAL backgrounds checks, suspending the gun industry's immunity from lawsuits, monitoring ammunition sales and banning those on the terror watch list from buying guns." Fineman goes on to say: It is clear why a National State of Emergency scares the gun lobby and pro-gun lawmakers - it would neutralize them. My organization is encouraging a petition. As we tune in to CNN's...
  • Ted Cruz defends Donald Trump, slams 'Washington cartel' on immigration

    07/04/2015 12:06:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Ted Cruz defended Donald Trump on immigration and called out “the Washington cartel” he says is ignoring the issue, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” Cruz said of his rival for the 2016 GOP nomination, adding that it “seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans.”“I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence,” he told host Chuck Todd, adding that “bold … brash” Trump “has a colorful way of speaking.”The Texas senator’s...
  • Spokane Deputy Promotes MRAP For Constitutionalists, Gun Owners: Full Clip

    12/20/2014 6:14:55 AM PST · by Altariel · 26 replies
    "So I'm thinking that is totally appropriate in Iraq, but where-what kind of situation in the U.S. would you see that happening?" "I mean, we've got a lot of constitutionalists, a lot of people that stockpile weapons, a lot of ammunition. You know, they have weapons here locally." (2:50-3:10)
  • Teacher accidentally fires gun at Technology Center of DuPage

    10/04/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 42 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 10/3/2014 | Christopher Placek
    A criminal justice instructor at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison accidentally discharged a handgun during class Friday afternoon, striking a file cabinet and hollow wall, officials said....
  • West Virginia Inmate Charged With Threatening President

    03/10/2014 5:19:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK ^ | WOWK
    A West Virginia prison inmate has been accused of threatening President Barack Obama and his family via mailed letters. Robert Dale Tasker, 43, is charged in an indictment with three counts of threatening Obama and one count of threatening the president's family. The alleged threats were mailed in December and February. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison on each count.
  • Kerry: Putin now acting out of 'weakness' and 'desperation'

    03/02/2014 11:34:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2014 | Kyle Balluck and Russell Berman
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday blasted Russian President Vladimir Putins stunning, willful choice to invade Ukrainian territory and warned of possible sanctions. You just dont in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country, Kerry said on CBSs Face the Nation, one of several appearances on network interview shows. Its serious in terms of the modern manner in which countries resolve problems, Kerry said. Thats not the act of somebody whos strong, Kerry added, saying Putin is acting out of weakness and desperation. On ABCs This Week, Kerry called Putins move a brazen...
  • Bill Press: Million Vet Marchers Are 'Idiots,' 'Should Have Been Hanging Ted Cruz in Effigy'

    10/14/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | October 14, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    BILL PRESS: God, Im telling you. So there they go. And then of course they stormed into the World War II Memorial, which, actually, the park police had long ago decided theyre just letting them do it. And they picked up the barricades and they took them down 17th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and in front of the, and piled them up in front of the White House. They were throwing them at the White House fence and at the White House gates and continuing their protest, which absolutely drives me crazy. And heres, heres what's wrong with it. First...
  • Evan Sayet: Liberals are morally and intellectually retarded

    04/01/2013 12:24:42 AM PDT · by plsjr · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5:08 AM 03/31/2013 | Grae Stafford
    Comedian Evan Sayet described his progression from a brain-dead liberal to a 9/13 Republican in a forthcoming interview with The Daily Callers Ginni Thomas. There is only one religion now [for the left], he said. The religion is that anything that is considered good, right or has become successful has some how been the beneficiary of some sort of injustice. Sayet went on to pointedly criticize liberals morally and intellectually retarded philosophy. The liberal believes if we just regurgitate the apple, give up all knowledge of right and wrong, we can return to paradise
  • Harvard approves BDSM club

    11/29/2012 11:38:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 11-29-12 | W. A. Jacobson
    The Harvard Munch Because Orgasm Seminars are not enough. And Incest Fest is so yesterday. The logical next step was official recognition of a BDSM Club: It started last October with a meal in Currier dining hall with a handful of friends who shared something in common: an affinity for kinky sex. More than a year after the group first began informally meeting over meals to discuss issues and topics relating to kinky sex, Harvard College Munch has grown from seven to about 20 members and is one of 15 student organization that will be approved by the Committee on...
  • ANN COULTER IN TWEET: I HIGHLY APPROVE OF ROMNEYS DECISION TO BE KIND & GENTLE TO THE RETARD

    10/23/2012 10:21:11 AM PDT · by Snuph · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 23, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter is known for her edgy proclamations and oft-times controversial take on the issues. Last night, while commenting about the final presidential debate, Coulter took to Twitter, where she seemingly used a less-than-complimentary word to describe either debate moderator Bob Schieffer or President Barack Obama retard." The pundit tweeted, I highly approve of Romneys decision to be kind and gentle to the retard. While she didnt explicitly name the individual being targeted, based on the factors at play, one can only assume that it was either Obama or Schieffer. As of Tuesday morning, the...
  • 2012: Killer Solar Flares Are a Physical Impossibility (However...)

    11/11/2011 12:35:03 PM PST · by decimon · 39 replies
    NASA ^ | October 9, 2011 | Karen C. Fox
    Given a legitimate need to protect Earth from the most intense forms of space weather great bursts of electromagnetic energy and particles that can sometimes stream from the sun some people worry that a gigantic "killer solar flare" could hurl enough energy to destroy Earth. Citing the accurate fact that solar activity is currently ramping up in its standard 11-year cycle, there are those who believe that 2012 could be coincident with such a flare. But this same solar cycle has occurred over millennia. Anyone over the age of 11 has already lived through such a solar maximum...
  • Pro-Life? You Must Want Women to 'Die on the Floor'

    10/13/2011 4:17:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Today the former House Speaker gave a press conference and annouced that republicans who voted for the Protect Life Act, a bill that strips the funding of abortion out of ObamaCare, want women to "die on the floor." Not quite Pelosi, republicans simply believe helpless babies shouldn't be killed in the womb. Pelosi: Republicans Want Women To "Die On The Floor!"LifeNews has more on the legislation: The House approved a bill, the Protect Life Act, to stop abortion funding in Obamacare. Senate Democrats are not expected to approve the bill and, pro-abortion President Barack Obama is expected to veto the...
  • Ed Schultz: Vitriolic Rhetoric Non-Existent From Democrats

    01/11/2011 5:46:54 PM PST · by pissant · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/11/11 | Jack Coleman
    Is Ed Schultz really this dumb or simply incapable of honesty? Within the first 10 minutes of his radio show yesterday, Schultz was bellowing about an alleged connection between the massacre in Tucson and remarks by Rep. Michele Bachman, House candidate Jesse Kelly and other Republicans (audio) -- SCHULTZ (initially referring to Congresswoman Giffords' medical condition): The latest medical update is she is responding, it's been consistent since they started to try to get responses out of her, which is very positive. But if you want to talk about the political climate in this country, if you really want think...
  • Matt Lauer investigates Wall Street crash: Did someone hit the wrong key on a typewriter

    05/09/2010 6:07:48 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    PolitiPage ^ | 05/09/10 | jeff j
    Matt Lauer investigates Wall Street crash with Jim Cramer... He doesn't want to "let this go" without asking if the wrong "typewriter" key was punched.
  • Sheriff says claustrophobic deputy tried to shoot his way out of cell in brand-new courthouse

    03/03/2010 10:09:37 AM PST · by cajuncow · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Cox News ^ | 3-3-10 | Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, Ky. (Associated Press) -- A Kentucky sheriff says a claustrophobic deputy has lost his job after accidentally locking himself in a jail cell and trying to shoot his way out of it. Adair County Sheriff Ralph Curry tells WKYT-TV that no one was hurt when Charles Wright fired his weapon.
  • Rally to ban word 'retard' in Massachusetts

    03/01/2010 11:31:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 110 replies · 1,933+ views
    Fox News Boston ^ | March 1, 2010
    Friends of the intellectually disabled are pushing to ban the word "retard" in Massachusetts. Today, soldiers of the Anti-R Movement will stage a pledge drive at the State House. They'll be collecting signatures from those who want the word removed from everyday speech.
  • Rally to ban word 'retard' in Massachusetts

    03/01/2010 9:28:53 AM PST · by pissant · 77 replies · 1,208+ views
    FOx ^ | 3/1/10 | staff
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Rush Limbaugh is not an entertainer

    02/16/2010 7:17:55 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies · 1,044+ views
    Rush caller ^ | February 8th
    CALLER: This one is for Whoopi: For years the left has disavowed everything you've ever said because you're a, quote, unquote, "entertainer." Now, you go on your satirical "retard" rant and suddenly you don't qualify as a comedian. I just love it. RUSH: (laughing) You know, we've had three really sharp, brilliant callers today, and you are one of them. That had even escaped me. CALLER: Well, it wouldn't have escaped you for long. It would have come to you eventually but I thought I'd have to just get in there. RUSH: Oh, my gosh, that's an excellent retort! That's...
  • Say an offensive word today. Go on...what's the worst that could happen?

    02/15/2010 10:31:19 AM PST · by brycemax · 10 replies · 466+ views
    Saying something offensive in America can be a dangerous thing. It'll get you in trouble with politicians and special interest groups in a heartbeat. But just how dangerous is language? What damage can it really do? NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks!
  • Biden's new role: Cheerleading, not policy

    02/11/2010 2:04:58 PM PST · by Justaham · 5 replies · 186+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 2-11-10 | Julie Mason
    With a portfolio that includes the middle class, stimulus spending, Iraq and politicking for endangered Democrats, Vice President Biden should be cutting a high profile. But the Obama administration's avuncular No. 2 has evolved -- after a sometimes bumpy first year -- into a classic guy-behind-the-guy. He stays busy but rarely makes news, and he's a trusted presidential confidant -- but not exactly in the inner circle. "He's had the occasional gaffe but he's stayed very much behind the scenes -- in the tomb of the unknown vice president," said Cindy Rugeley, a political scientist at Texas Tech University. "He...
  • Emanuel Steps Up His Apology

    02/03/2010 10:20:29 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 95 replies · 1,722+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-02-10 | Peter Wallsten
    Washington Wire reported earlier today that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel privately apologized last week to the Special Olympics after the Journal reported that he used the word retarded in a derogatory manner.But advocates for people with disabilities didnt think that apology, coming in a phone call to Special Olympics head Tim Shriver, was enough.Now, Emanuel is taking his contrition one step farther hosting a delegation of advocates, including two people with mental disabilities, at the White House.A statement from the Special Olympics issued late Tuesday described the session as a face-to-face discussion with Rahm Emanuel about...
  • Global Zotting | Kittenitis.com

    12/28/2009 9:44:19 AM PST · by asimshah · 1,847 replies · 12,898+ views
    EnvironmentPK.com ^ | 28/12/09 | Asim Shah
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  • Matthews on Ft. Hood Suspect Warning Signal: 'That's Not a Crime to Call al-Qaida, Is It?'

    11/09/2009 6:16:28 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 33 replies · 2,189+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 9, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews has said some things that would make your scratch your head - like getting a thrill up his leg from a speech given by Barack Obama. However, this one will really make you wonder what he was thinking. On his Nov. 9 broadcast of "Hardball," in an interview with Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Matthews compared the incident of Maj. Nidal M. Hasan at Ft. Hood to Sirhan Sirhan's 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. "You know, I have a hard time with this because people like Sirhan Sirhan, who is...
  • Wolf Bombs on 'Jeopardy!'

    09/18/2009 7:59:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 75 replies · 6,447+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/18/09 | staff
    It was a rough night for CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday night's "Jeopardy!" The "Situation Room" anchor came in last -- and even in the red before Final Jeopardy -- and lost to Dana Delany and Andy Richter. (see video)
  • Statement Opposing Resolution on Iran

    06/20/2009 2:43:51 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 75 replies · 2,471+ views
    House.gov ^ | 06/19/2009 | Ron Paul
    I rise in reluctant opposition to H Res 560, which condemns the Iranian government for its recent actions during the unrest in that country. While I never condone violence, much less the violence that governments are only too willing to mete out to their own citizens, I am always very cautious about condemning the actions of governments overseas. As an elected member of the United States House of Representatives, I have always questioned our constitutional authority to sit in judgment of the actions of foreign governments of which we are not representatives. I have always hesitated when my colleagues rush...
  • Special Olympics Launches Campaign to Ban 'Retard'

    03/31/2009 6:00:21 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 60 replies · 1,528+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON The Special Olympics launched a campaign Tuesday to banish the word "retard," a casual insult that derives from an out-of-favor medical term and has long been considered inappropriate.
  • President Obama Jokes About Being a Bad Bowler: 'It's Like the Special Olympics'

    03/19/2009 7:06:51 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 386 replies · 16,812+ views
    ABC ^ | March 19, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    The first appearance by a sitting president on "The Tonight Show" may well end up being the last. President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled. Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he's gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley. He bowled a 129, the president said. "That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically. It's "like the Special Olympics or something," the president said. When asked about the remark,...
  • Press Virtually Ignores Joe Biden's '400 Jobs Lost a Day' Louisiana Whopper

    03/03/2009 2:16:57 PM PST · by pissant · 12 replies · 471+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/3/09 | Tom Blumers
    Did you hear the one about Joe Biden claiming that Louisiana under Governor Bobby Jindal is losing 400 jobs a day? Probably not. A search at the Washington Post on "Biden 400 jobs Louisiana" (not in quotes) came back with no results. No relevant results were returned with the same searches done at the New York Times and the LA Times. The math-challenged Biden, who infamously said during the presidential campaign that the word "jobs" has three letters (maybe you don't know about that one either), made this false claim Wednesday morning, and almost no one noticed.
  • Tudjmans Police Minister Admits Croatia Started the War by Attacking Serbs

    02/14/2009 8:08:46 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 22 replies · 1,703+ views
    De-Construct.net ^ | February 13, 2009 | De-Construct.net
    Serbs and Yugoslavia were Under Attack, Not Croatia In the exclusive interview, Franjo Tudjman’s Internal Affairs Minister Josip Boljkovac admitted Croat leadership carried out planned attacks on Croatia Serbs in 1991, in order to start a war. “Tudjman wanted the war at any cost, following the concept according to which Serbs must disappear from Croatia,” Boljkovac said. Croat media censored reports from Boljkovac’s testimony at the trial against former Osijek mayor Branimir Glavaš, war criminal responsible for horrific crimes against the local Serbs, concealing parts of his testimony which charge Croatia with instigating the war. “During the testimony, Glavaš accused...
  • Senator McCain on "Fox and Friends" [wants to "sit down" with the Democrats] [Gang of 14 redux]

    01/30/2009 2:23:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,183+ views
    Fox via U.S. Senate ^ | 2009-01-30 | U.S. Senator John McCain
    FOX & friends with Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian KilmeadeGretchen: Senator McCain, it's my understanding that you're working with other Senators now to try and craft some sort of a different package. What is that, and what are the chances that that will be successful? John McCain: Well, we're working on a package, a group of us republican Senators, and we hope to reach out to democrats as well that would eliminate a lot of this unnecessary stuff. The things that really would have no impact on the economy. A lot of the things included in this bill in...
  • Thank you for your contribution. Your article has been submitted for review (Got Zot?)

    12/29/2008 2:55:59 PM PST · by HollyButler · 116 replies · 2,603+ views
    Butler Holly ^ | 08-12-29 | Butler Holly
    Why does this mean every time I indicate something, I get Thank you for your contribution. Your article has been submitted for review. Does this also include like you have mail from another member the contents of any -e-mail will be read and Thank you for your contribution. Your e-mail has been submitted for review.Does this also mean Thank you for logging in Your password has been submitted for review.Does this mean Thank you for your contribution. Your e-mail account has been submitted for review by whom ? Are the folks who posted in This thread has been locked, it...
  • CNN/Wolf Blitzer announces a Depression

    12/18/2008 2:44:04 PM PST · by MahatmaGandu · 124 replies · 3,187+ views
    Live on CNN at 2:35 PM PST ^ | 18 Dec 2008 | Wolf Blitzer
    Wolf Blitzer announced we're in a Depression 'greater than the Great Depression' - discussion continues live on CNN.
  • Bomber 'not sorry' over terror attack

    11/24/2008 6:43:29 AM PST · by marthemaria · 13 replies · 590+ views
    MUSLIM convert Nicky Reilly, who tried to kill diners by blowing up a family restaurant in Exeter, left a chilling suicide note revealing his hatred for what he called Britain's "war on Islam", the Old Bailey has been told. His note, found by police in his bedroom at his mother's flat in King Street, Plymouth, blamed the "disgusting" behaviour of Britons, and the suffering of Muslims at the hands of Britain, Israel and America, for the attack on the Giraffe restaurant. The note, printed in red ink, attacks drunkenness and sexual immorality as well as the treatment of prisoners in...
  • Sarah Palin: Fatal Cancer? (FreeRepublic.com linked with pissant's thread)

    10/12/2008 8:04:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 190 replies · 4,100+ views
    theatlantic.com ^ | 10 Oct 2008 | effreygoldberg
    David Brooks is taking some heat from doctrine-enforcement agents of the left and right for stating, in an interview with me at that famed redoubt of populism Le Cirque that Sarah Palin represents a "fatal cancer" for the Republican Party...
  • George Voinovich will vote for bailout tonight; Sherrod Brown still deciding

    10/01/2008 11:35:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 724+ views
    Cleveland PD ^ | 10/1/08 | Steve Koff
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. George Voinovich will vote for the latest financial bailout bill tonight "with a heavy heart." He explains in a statement: "I have spent my entire career focusing on eliminating debt at the local, state and federal level so we don't pass it on to our children and grandchildren.
  • AP NewsBreak: Coleman to vote for bailout bill

    10/01/2008 11:33:29 AM PDT · by pissant · 54 replies · 1,049+ views
    JamestownSun ^ | 10/1/08 | staff
    Senator Norm Coleman says he'll vote for a $700 billion financial industry bailout, arguing that Congress has no choice but to act.
  • Outdoor smoking affects children indoors

    06/16/2008 8:16:19 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 81 replies · 107+ views
    ABC Science/Pravda ^ | June 16, 2008 | Grant Junkie
    Parents who smoke outside their house are still exposing their children to the harmful effects of passive smoking, an Australian study suggests. The study found that the levels of respirable suspended particles, including nicotine, were significantly higher in houses where smokers lived than in smoke-free homes - even if they only smoked outside. The findings appear in the latest issue of Indoor Air. Lead author of the study, Dr Krassi Rumchev of Curtin University of Technology, says the findings indicate that the level of passive smoking by children at home may be underestimated, as those whose parents smoked outside were...
  • Guiliani: Need ID Card "To get online"

    01/28/2008 10:23:02 PM PST · by af_vet_rr · 76 replies · 227+ views
    YouTube/Republican Debate ^ | January 24, 2008 | Rudy Giuliani
    Republican Debate the other night - YouTube Rudy Guiliani: We should develop a tamper proof ID card" "and if you got the tamper proof ID card, then you'd be allowed to work, pay taxes, get online, become a citizen, follow the rules...."
  • Vanity: Taxing Brains Of TV Buffs

    11/24/2007 10:23:14 PM PST · by Wheats Man · 12 replies · 83+ views
    Today | Wheats Man
    On Feb 2 1974, An Episode of All In The Family was aired titled "Gloria's Boyfriend" about a retarded delivery man who had a crush on Gloria (When she was actually semi-hot) I need to know the name of the actor who played the retarded guy. He appeared in almost every series during the 70's and early 80's Usually playing a dumb thug or someone of diminished capacity.
  • Suit accuses Starbucks of discrimination (fired bipolar woman gets $75,000)

    06/14/2007 8:37:58 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 20 replies · 910+ views
    seattle pi.com ^ | September 15, 2006 | CRAIG HARRIS
    When Christine Drake worked as a Starbucks barista, the Seattle woman with psychiatric disabilities said it was the first time in her life that she "felt a sense of accomplishment." But after two years on the job, a new manager at the Starbucks store at 425 Queen Anne Ave. N. in Seattle allegedly discriminated against Drake, decreased her hours and berated her in front of customers, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Lisa Cox, an EEOC lawyer, said the world's largest coffee retailer ignored Drake's requests for help and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not accommodating...
  • Accused burglar leaves ID at scene of crime(s)

    08/01/2007 3:06:41 PM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies · 173+ views
    Herald-Citizen ^ | August 01, 2007 | Mary Jo Denton
    COOKEVILLE -- Richard Steven Rollins of Cookeville became a suspect in two recent burglary/theft cases as soon as they happened. That's because in both cases, the perpetrator left behind ID with his name on it. And after Rollins was jailed on one charge, police investigating the second case say they found loot from that case in the items he took to jail with him. Rollins, 41, of Hargis Drive, Cookeville, is now charged with theft of property from a store and with aggravated burglary of a home. According to a report by Cookeville Police Officer Mike Herrick, clerks at the...
  • Today's Letters: Violent teenager should be killed (letter to the editor)

    07/24/2007 6:40:36 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 61 replies · 1,722+ views
    St. Pete Times ^ | July 23, 2007 | By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Teen faces charges of domestic assault, battery July 20 story This is the third time in as many years I have read of a teenager or preteen that is so mentally unbalanced and destructive that their family or caregiver is afraid of them. This teen and the others exactly like him will never be a productive, contributing member of society. They will always be a threat to the life of humans, animals and possibly themselves. They are a drain on our finances (taxes) and social services with nothing received in return. The law charges the adult with negligence for protecting...
  • Vanity - venting

    07/10/2007 9:51:12 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 22 replies · 686+ views
    7/11/07 | Me
    Okay, so I'm on an internet forum which is majority foreigners, most of whom have parents from the former Soviet Satellites. One of them is an Army Ranger, aged 19, stationed in Colorado he says. Somebody wrote a thread on said forum about Islam. Me being the person I am, of course wrote a response to it. Aforementioned Ranger gets upset because he's Muslim, and probably from another country. Here's what he said, watered down due to FR posting rules. (My username is SomewhereInTime, he called me Xeno because my old one was Xenocide, from the O. S. Card book...
  • Gore: Is he or isn't he? (Leads Hillary in New Hampshire)

    06/29/2007 3:45:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 716+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/29/07 | Art Moore
    Al Gore Al Gore's staff is denying a report he has canceled all scheduled appearances for the next six months while he ponders an entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Taipei Times reported in a news brief Gore had been invited by a Taiwanese lawmaker to come to the island nation and give an address on global warming. But Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tien Chiu-chin, according to the paper, told reporters Tuesday she received an e-mail from the Harry Walker Agency, which arranges Gore's speeches, saying Gore had canceled all of his scheduled events for...
  • 31 US citizens arrested in Venezuela

    04/03/2007 9:46:37 AM PDT · by alekboyd · 94 replies · 3,691+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 03.04.07 | aleksander boyd
    London 03.04.07 | Daily El Progreso reported yesterday that 31 US citizens have been detained in the Gran Sabana region, close to Santa Elena de Uairen in the Venezuela - Brazil border. Accusations of illegally practising medicine purportedly caused the arrest. Regional media were informed by an allegedly trustworthy source. >>
  • Suit accuses Starbucks of discrimination

    09/18/2006 1:20:03 PM PDT · by Cagey · 67 replies · 1,851+ views
    Seatlle P-I ^ | 9-15-2006 | CRAIG HARRIS
    When Christine Drake worked as a Starbucks barista, the Seattle woman with psychiatric disabilities said it was the first time in her life that she "felt a sense of accomplishment." But after two years on the job, a new manager at the Starbucks store at 425 Queen Anne Ave. N. in Seattle allegedly discriminated against Drake, decreased her hours and berated her in front of customers, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Lisa Cox, an EEOC lawyer, said the world's largest coffee retailer ignored Drake's requests for help and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not accommodating...