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  • US Wants Israel to Reverse Land Decision

    09/04/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 9/4/14 | Gil Ronen
    The United States' UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, said Wednesday that Washington is “deeply concerned” by Israel's decision to turn 4,000 dunams of land in the Etzion Bloc region into state land. The US “position on settlement activity is very well known,” she told reporters. “We have long made clear our opposition to settlement activity. We’re deeply concerned by the reports of expanded settlement activity over the last few days, and we call on the Government of Israel to reverse its decision. I think that these actions are contrary to Israel’s stated goal of achieving permanent status agreement with the Palestinians.”
  • How to fool Boehner into NOT Impeaching Obama: Accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach Obama!

    07/29/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 103 replies
    Graewoulf | July 29, 2014 | Graewoulf
    All it takes for Obama to protect himself from Impeachment is to accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach him. Always a fool for reverse psychology traps, Boehner dutifully held a Presser today and said: "We have no plans to Impeach the president. We have no future plans. It is all a sham." BINGO! Obama's part-time Day Job is safe, because Boehner is really, Really, REALLY STUPID! Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner has convinced most voters in the Public and US House of Representatives that NOTHING CAN BE DONE to punish B. Hussein Obama for violating the US Constitution unless he is...
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    03/13/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Errant · 141 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 March 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ahead of a Sunday referendum vote in the Crimea region to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the...
  • Federal jury awards St. Louis officer $620,000 in racial discrimination suit

    08/22/2013 3:08:55 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 11 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 22, 2013 | Margaret Gillerman
    A white police sergeant who is president of the St. Louis Police Officers Association was awarded $620,000 in a reverse racial discrimination suit Wednesday. A federal jury made the award to Sgt. David Bonenberger, who had sued in January 2012. The civil suit alleged that he was passed over for a leadership post at the city Police Academy. It claimed that academy director, Lt. Michael Muxo, told Bonenberger he shouldn’t bother to apply for the assistant director opening. Muxo told him that the job was going to a black woman, the suit said.
  • Case Closed...

    09/08/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT · by urabus · 2 replies
    Independent Jopurnal Review ^ | September 7, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    My apologies if this has already been posted... Share with anyone you know who may still be on the fence. see URL
  • The Rancid Stench of Racism

    07/02/2012 9:37:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 2 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This is what it smells like... Anybody out there care to hazard a guess as to what the uproar might be like if a Caucasian  presidential candidate -like Mitt Romney- actually produced and published a YouTube video pleading for ALL WHITE PEOPLE to unite for the sole purpose of ensuring we have a WHITE PRESIDENT? That it's their DUTY... and even that they owe it to their forebears? Perhaps the better question is 'Could Obama possibly be any more divisive?'  For me that's hard to imagine, anything shy of an all-out Helter-Skelter race war, anyway. The video below announced the 2012 launch...
  • Reverse Terraforming (for Supervillains only)

    05/18/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker
    Starts with a Bang ^ | 5/17/12 | Ethan Siegel
    "The Earth destroys its fools, but the intelligent destroy the Earth."-Khalid ibn al-Walid Usually, when we talk about terraforming, we think about taking a presently uninhabitable planet and making it suitable for terrestrial life. This means taking a world without an oxygen-rich atmosphere, with watery oceans, and without the means to sustain them, and to transform it into an Earth-like world. The obvious choice, when it comes to our Solar System, is Mars. (Image credit: Daein Ballard.) The red planet, after all, is not a total stranger to these conditions. On the contrary, for the first billion-and-a-half years of our...
  • NBC, Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, Holder, Lee, et al, stoke racist flames

    04/03/2012 7:58:32 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 4/2/12 | netwmd Staff
    "This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy." This is what two Kansas City black teens told a younger white child. The black kids poured gasoline on the white kid and set him on fire a month ago (see here also). Did you even know this happened? Do you remember the 2007, big "Jena 6" lie in which six black teens beat up a white kid in Jena, Louisiana, and Al Sharpton hailed it as "the start of the 21st century civil rights movement." The white teen who was assaulted in 2006 had nothing to do...
  • Latest Hitler Finds Out Video: Reverse Operation Chaos

    10/26/2010 12:09:14 PM PDT · by xangel0228 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Eric Adam
    Just having a little fun... Hitler has found out about Reverse Operation Chaos, and he is NOT happy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73MQb2APJ-U
  • Ideas for ‘reverse flotillas’ gain steam

    06/08/2010 10:42:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 27+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 6/8/10 | ABE SELIG
    Israeli groups mull sailing toward Turkey to "remind the world of Turkish hypocrisy." Although most of the recent talk regarding flotillas has revolved around ships sailing toward Gaza, at least two plans have emerged for “reverse flotillas” – from Israel toward Turkey – to highlight what organizers have labeled the Turks’ “shameless hypocrisy” in their criticisms of the Jewish state.
  • Jury awards fired Bedford Heights employee claiming discrimination $1.83 million

    03/17/2010 6:09:39 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies · 757+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 3/17/2010 | Peter Krouse
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A former Bedford Heights city employee who claimed she was discriminated against by Mayor Fletcher Berger and others because of her race and disability was awarded $1.83 million in pay and damages by a federal jury on Monday. Charlene Thirion, 55, who is white, worked nine years as a secretary/clerk at the city's Jimmy Dimora Recreation Center. She claimed she was targeted by Berger, Director of Community Life Ruth Gray and city attorneys. Berger and Gray are black. The city attorneys are white. snipIn the 20 months after Berger took office, 38 of the 41 workers the...
  • Mobile phone use may stave off, reverse Alzheimer's: study

    01/06/2010 7:09:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 695+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Long suspected of causing brain tumors, mobile phones are now being eyed as key allies in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, US researchers said Wednesday in a study. Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) found, to their surprise, that 96 mice they zapped twice daily for an hour each time with electromagnetic waves similar to those generated by US mobile (cellular) phones benefited from the exposure. Long-term exposure to the electromagnetic waves in mobile phones wiped out deposits of beta-amyloid -- a protein fragment that accumulates in the brain of Alzheimer's sufferers to form the...
  • What is a reverse mortgage?

    10/15/2009 2:05:58 PM PDT · by knarf · 24 replies · 958+ views
    self ^ | October 15, 2009 | knarf
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  • In reverse, Obama seeks to block abuse photos

    05/13/2009 12:53:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 2,272+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/09 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will try to block the court-ordered release of hundreds of photos showing U.S. troops allegedly abusing prisoners, reversing his position after military commanders warned the graphic images could stoke anti-American sentiment and endanger soldiers. ... The White House announced Obama's decision Wednesday, after top military commanders in the two wars expressed fears that showing the pictures could put their troops at higher risk. ...
  • Mugabe vows not to reverse Zimbabwe farm seizures

    12/20/2008 3:31:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 843+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/08 | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    BINDURA, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday he would not allow a unity government to reverse his controversial policy of seizing white-owned farmland and giving it to blacks. Speaking at his ZANU-PF party's annual conference, Mugabe said that while he hoped the opposition would agree to form a coalition government, he would not compromise on policies such as land seizures, which critics say wrecked Zimbabwe's economy. "We don't want a unity which is retrogressive," Mugabe told about 6,000 ruling party supporters at this town about 80 km (50 miles) north of the capital Harare. "The biggest...
  • Barack Obama Wants to Reverse Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions

    10/31/2008 10:18:04 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies · 439+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 31, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Barack Obama is so out of step with mainstream America that he favors overturning a ban on partial-birth abortions that polls show more than 70 percent of Americans support. That's the message of a new Internet ad distributed by the Family Research Council.
  • Drug 'can reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in minutes'

    01/10/2008 5:30:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies · 615+ views
    Drug 'can reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in minutes'Last updated at 13:07pm on 10.01.08 A drug used for arthritis can reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's "in minutes". It appears to tackle one of the main features of the disease - inflammation in the brain. The drug, called Enbrel, is injected into the spine where it blocks a chemical responsible for damaging the brain and other organs. A pilot study carried out by U.S. researchers found one patient had his symptoms reversed "in minutes". Other patients have shown some improvements in symptoms such as forgetfulness and confusion after weekly injections over six months....
  • Scientists Reverse Mental Retardation in Mice

    06/27/2007 11:27:23 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 770+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 6/26/07 | Nikhil Swaminathan
    Finding could set the stage for ways to reverse damage in sufferers of the inherited fragile X syndromeIn a case of life imitating art, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) reported today that they had successfully reversed mental retardation in mice, just as scientists did in the classic 1966 novel Flowers for Algernon. In the book by Daniel Keyes, scientists use experimental surgery—first tested on a mouse named Algernon—to dramatically boost the intelligence of a mentally retarded janitor named Charlie Gordon. Now M.I.T. scientists report in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences USA that they ameliorated...
  • Pakistan Surrenders; The Taliban control the border with Afghanistan.

    09/23/2006 5:34:27 AM PDT · by dynoman · 64 replies · 1,636+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/02/2006, Volume 012, Issue 03 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio
    INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS woke up on September 5 to unsettling news. The government of Pakistan, they learned, had entered into a peace agreement with the Taliban insurgency that essentially cedes authority in North Waziristan, the mountainous tribal region bordering Afghanistan, to the Taliban and al Qaeda. Just ten days later, the blow was compounded when the government of Pakistan released a large number of jihadists from prison. Together, these events may constitute the most significant development in the global war on terror in the past year--yet the media have taken little notice. For four years, the Pakistani military engaged in a...
  • Jury awards teacher $307,000 in harassment suit (White Teacher)

    09/07/2006 12:50:28 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies · 2,136+ views
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | 09/07/2006 | AP
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal jury awarded a former Charleston County middle school teacher who is white $307,000 damages in deciding she was racially harassed while teaching at a predominantly black school. Elizabeth Kandrac sued in 2004 claiming she was verbally abused almost daily at Brentwood Middle School in North Charleston. She left after less than a year when her bike tires were slashed. Her suit against the Charleston County School District claimed racial discrimination and harassment, breach of contract and retaliation. The jury decided in her favor after a six-day trial, upholding her claim the district and the school...
  • Racism targets white cops?

    04/07/2006 5:37:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies · 676+ views
    Daily Southtown.com (Chicago south suburban) ^ | 4/7/2006 | Chris Hack and William Lee
    Racism targets white cops? Friday, April 7, 2006 By Chris Hack and William Lee Staff writersInvestigators from the U.S. Department of Justice questioned Harvey police Thursday about long-simmering allegations of discrimination against white officers in the department. The probe stems from a pair of federal lawsuits claiming police leaders put in power by Mayor Eric Kellogg blatantly violated the constitutional rights of people they arrested and fired white cops when they spoke out about it. One of those lawsuits has been settled. The second appears headed for trial and possibly a courtroom showdown with Kellogg, who has refused to answer...
  • Brit Hume: Bush Will Reverse Ports Decision

    02/19/2006 10:30:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 284 replies · 4,955+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/19/06 | Carl Limbacher
    The Bush administration will reverse its decision to allow a Dubai company based in the United Arab Emirates to gain control over several key U.S. ports, the Fox News Channel's Brit Hume predicted on Sunday. "I don't think the administration will be able to sustain this," Hume told "Fox News Sunday." "I think it will have to reverse itself in some way or create some entity that stands between the company and the management of the ports." "I just don't think [the decision] can stand," he added. "It doesn't sound good to let some Arab shieks to be in charge...
  • Some Critical of Women's Studies Chairman

    11/19/2005 9:04:45 PM PST · by dr_who_2 · 30 replies · 565+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Saturday, November 19, 2005
    SEATTLE — This fall, David Allen started his new job as chairman of the University of Washington's Women's Studies Department. Allen's position marks a nationwide first: A man heading an academic field born out of the women's liberation movement. "I think it says that there's a broad range of people who have a set of commitments and concerns around justice for women. Some of those people are men, some of them aren't," Allen told FOX News. Click in the video box to the right for a complete report by FOX News' Dan Springer. Campus reaction to Allen's appointment has been...
  • Doctors confused over the woman whose heart lies on the right

    06/10/2005 10:46:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies · 867+ views
    Pravda ^ | 06-08-2005 | Staff
    Tatyana Karaulnova, 45, lives in the village of Ust-Serta of the Kemerovo region. She is a unique human being because she has a mirror-like arrangement of internal organs. She does not regard herself unique, though. According to Tatyana, there is nothing unusual about her heart located on the right or her liver which is on the left. She believes everybody might have been built that way in the past and "changed" later on. Tatyana looks like an ordinary woman. She works as a receptionist in a local hospital. However, she has a special ability which she can feel in her...
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE WIIL COME ALIVE IN 2005

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 28 JAN 2005 | TIMOTHY SNODGRASS
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • Fired police officer awarded $1.6 million

    01/19/2005 7:32:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies · 1,117+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 01/19/2005
    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A former Inglewood police officer who was fired for punching a black teenager and slamming him against a patrol car was awarded $1.6 million Tuesday by the jury in a discrimination lawsuit he and his partner brought against the city. The jury voted 11-1 in favor of the verdict for Jeremy Morse, said defense attorney Gregory Smith. He said the jury was unanimous in awarding $810,000 to Morse's partner, Bijan Darvish, who had been disciplined in connection with the 2002 incident. "This is not the first time police officers have been trapped in race situations...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Stem Cells Reverse Parkinson's in Monkeys

    01/03/2005 3:15:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 454+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/3/05 | Reuters - Washington
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stem cells taken from tiny monkey embryos and implanted in the brain reversed some of the Parkinson's symptoms in monkeys used to study the disease, Japanese researchers reported on Monday. Their study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, supports arguments that stem cells taken from days-old embryos can be used to replace damaged tissues in a range of diseases, experts said. But they also cautioned that the study was preliminary and needed much more follow-up. Yasushi Takagi and colleagues at Kyoto University grew stem cells from early monkey embryos and coaxed them into becoming, or differentiating...
  • Revolution In Reverse - In solidifying its power, the GOP is loosening its ethics.

    11/21/2004 6:45:26 PM PST · by crushelits · 22 replies · 904+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Friday, November 19, 2004 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    "And I want to say to you bluntly: You live today with the most corrupt congressional leadership we have seen in the United States in the 20th century. You have to go back to the Gilded Age of the 1870s and 1880s to have anything comparable that we've lived through." Gosh, those Democrats must be really bitter about this year's elections to say stuff like that. Isn't it time to put aside partisan invective? But however appropriate that ringing indictment may seem to the moment, it did not issue from any Democrat this week. The words were spoken in February...
  • Operation Stealth Reverse Moby: CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS/WORKERS (graphic/publishing guys too!)

    09/28/2004 4:45:00 AM PDT · by Nataku X · 23 replies · 1,739+ views
    09-28-04 | Self
    Operation Stealth Reverse Moby CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS/WORKERS (graphic designers & desktop publishers needed too!) Even if you are not in a battleground state, PLEASE join the effort--because the mind you might change is very likely to vote absentee in a battleground state, or even double vote! REQUIREMENTS (for college students/workers) Access to college, preferably a liberal one (aren't they all!)Access to printer & copierRelatively unknown political identity on campus (e.g., you're not a member of the College Republicans club, and you don't challenge the teacher at every turn) AND/OR sneaky ninja skills such that you can post papers...
  • Schwarzenegger heads to Nevada to reverse exodus of jobs

    08/03/2004 7:49:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 613+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/3/04 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the latest shot in an economic border war, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger heads to Nevada Wednesday to entice companies that fled California's high taxes, congested highways and hefty utility costs to come home. The Republican governor has promised to travel the world to lure employers to California, and aides said his trip to the Las Vegas Strip was part of an ongoing push to market the state as an economic comeback story. He will publicize a recent budget agreement that held the line on taxes, as well as reforms that cut workers compensation costs for businesses,...
  • Collapse of Magnetic Field Accelerates

    07/12/2004 7:44:32 PM PDT · by Cheetah1 · 28 replies · 1,575+ views
    New York Times... | 7/12/04
    NYT: COLLAPSE OF THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD ACCELERATES Mon Jul 12 2004 18:17:38 ET The collapse of the earth's magnetic field, which both guards the planet and guides many of its creatures, appears to have started in earnest about 150 years ago, the NY TIMES is planning to report on Page Ones Tuesday. Science reporter Bill Broad has filed a report, according to newsroom sources, which explores how: 'The field's strength has waned 10 percent to 15 percent so far and this deterioration has accelerated of late, increasing debate over whether it portends a reversal of the lines of magnetic...
  • Marco Polo In Reverse

    02/26/2004 12:06:55 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 461+ views
    US&WR ^ | 2-23-2004 | Ulrich Boser
    Special Report 2/23/04Marco Polo in Reverse In the spring of 1288 a curious throng packed the Vatican to celebrate Easter and glimpse a visitor from the far side of the world. Rabban Sauma, a Mongolian Christian, had braved a 7,000-mile trek from Beijing. But when he received the Eucharist from the pope, he broke down and sobbed. The crowd's loud amens shook the church. Sauma was the Mongol Empire's first envoy to Europe, just 50 years after Mongol armies were repulsed at the gates of Vienna. Much of his diaries have survived, giving a unique perspective on the West. "Sauma...
  • U.S. Must Pay In Men-Purge Scheme!

    02/19/2004 1:18:08 PM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 288+ views
    CBS ^ | HELENA, Mont., Feb. 19, 2004 | By Bob Anez
    (AP) The U.S. Small Business Administration has been ordered to pay more than $500,000 to a former employee who said her boss forced her to quit for refusing to go along with a scheme to discriminate against male workers. A federal judge said the agency and its director, Hector Barreto, should have known about the mistreatment of Mary Conway-Jepson in the agency's Montana office, and failed to do anything. Jepson said she was asked to help in a scheme to rid the SBA office of what former district director Jo Alice Mospan considered too many male supervisors. When she refused,...
  • Atlanta Public Library loses $12 million lawsuit -- reverse descrimination

    09/22/2003 7:00:43 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 6 replies · 374+ views
    Library Journal ^ | 9/22/2003 | Unknown
    Fulton County has offered $12 million to settle the reverse discrimination case--which, including interest and attorneys' fees, has hit $18 million--won by seven white librarians at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, with the provision that the five plaintiffs still employed resign. Plaintiffs' attorney Chris Anulewicz said the offer was unacceptable both in its financial and workplace terms. The county, rejected twice in appeals court, may still appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, though Anulewicz said he thought it was unlikely the court would accept the appeal.Also, the Fulton County Taxpayers Association may sue the county Board of Commissioners to force...
  • Debate revived on workplace diversity (study debunks benefit)

    07/23/2003 6:01:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 414+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | Posted 7/20/2003 11:29 PM | By Stephanie Armour
    Diversity programs are coming under intensified scrutiny amid a weak economy and new research showing that racial and gender diversity has virtually no impact on bottom-line performance. A non-profit group set up in 1996 by CEOs and human resource professionals asked a team of researchers from a cross section of universities to embark on a large-scale field research project on the relationship between gender and racial diversity and business performance. Researchers initiated discussions with more than 20 Fortune 500 companies. Ultimately, all but four declined to participate. Based on those initial discussions, researchers found none of the 20 companies had...
  • TIMES TRICKSTER FALLS SICK

    05/12/2003 5:12:55 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 50 replies · 302+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5-12-03 | JENNIFER GOULD and DAN MANGAN
    <p>May 12, 2003 -- Disgraced ex-New York Times reporter Jayson Blair was reportedly in a hospital dealing with "personal problems" yesterday, as his former employer published an unprecedented article that detailed widespread plagiarism, ineptitude and outright lying in his career at the Gray Lady. Times sources told Newsweek magazine that Blair, 27, was "in a hospital setting" as of yesterday, less than two weeks after quitting the newspaper upon being exposed as a plagiarist.</p>
  • Kurds Reverse Ethnic Cleansing

    04/20/2003 4:52:48 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 295+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-21-2003
    Kurds reverse ethnic cleansing (Filed: 21/04/2003) Arabs are being forced from the homes they seized after the first Gulf war in a dispute which threatens more conflict, reports Alex Spillius in Kirkuk For Khalid Abdullah, the knock on the door came at 10 o'clock on Friday night. A gang of four scowling armed men in civilian clothes barked instructions to leave his home within a week. "They said you are not from Kirkuk, you must go back to where you came from," he recalled, still visibly unnerved by the visit. The men were Kurds. Khalid, dressed in full-length dishdash and...
  • Bush Administration Denounces Quotas

    01/15/2003 1:29:57 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 42 replies · 671+ views
    Associated Press Update Email | 15 January 2003 | Ron Fournier
    Bush Administration Denounces 'Quotas' By RON FOURNIER The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush opposes quotas and racial preferences, the White House said Wednesday as Democrats criticized administration plans to oppose a University of Michigan affirmative action program in court. Such policies ``do not serve to lift up our country and to help the average American,'' presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer told reporters as administration lawyers completed work on their Supreme Court brief. ``Instead, they have a tendency to divide people, to separate people who are deemed to be worthy of something and have it taken away from them not...
  • Guidelines for Countering Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling

    10/29/2002 7:02:30 PM PST · by wistful · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Guidelines for Countering Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling Diversity Guidelines for Countering Profiling On Oct. 6 at its National Convention in Seattle, the Society of Professional Journalists passed a resolution urging members and fellow journalists to take steps against racial profiling in their coverage of the war on terrorism and to redouble their commitment to: Use language that is informative and not inflammatory; Portray Muslims, Arabs and Middle Eastern and South Asian Americans in the richness of their diverse experiences; Seek truth through a variety of voices and perspectives that help audiences understand the complexities of the events in Pennsylvania,...
  • Ready to work, but nothing to do all day

    07/14/2002 5:34:40 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies · 1,181+ views
    Chicago Suntimes. com ^ | July 14, 2002 | Art Golab
    Ready to work, but nothing to do all day July 14, 2002 BY ART GOLAB STAFF REPORTER John Kasprowicz went to his job as a geologist at Argonne National Laboratory every day for nearly two years and did nothing. When he asked his bosses at the U.S. Department of Energy for something to do to justify his $95,000-plus paycheck, they told him something would come along. But for 22 months, nothing did--that is, he says, until he sent copies of his time sheets showing he was doing nothing all day to the DOE inspector general's office in Washington, D.C. When...
  • THE SHOCKING GAME

    05/04/2002 8:44:54 AM PDT · by one2many · 43 replies · 715+ views
    CEO ORG ^ | 2001 | CEO ORG
    University of Virginia Admissions Predictor RACE AND UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ADMISSIONS: WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT YOU'LL GET IN? By answering the questions below, you can learn what your chances were of being admitted to the University of Virginia in 1999. Your chances will depend on your skin color and your ethnic group, in addition to your SAT scores, your class rank, your Virginia residency, and whether either of your parents attended the University. The questions focus on several factors that appear to have been important to the University of Virginia in admitting freshmen in 1999. This program is based...
  • ***SHAKEDOWN***

    03/28/2002 6:00:39 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies · 330+ views
    http://home.earthlink.net/~rdmadden/webdocs/Shakedown.html ^ | ? - Black History Month | Russell Madden
    SHAKEDOWN by Russell Madden   In the midst of Black History Month, in which we (rightly) celebrate the achievements of Black Americans, an issue that sadly serves to undercut the accomplishments of these citizens received renewed publicity. The call for present-day Americans to "compensate" all Blacks for what their slave ancestors suffered in the South clawed its way into the national headlines. Especially on many of our college campuses, the clamor for "reparations" reached frenzied heights.Liberal-turned-conservative David Horowitz recently tried to inject a bit of balance into this one-sided discussion. Offering a list of "10 Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks are...