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  • Yes, the Constitution and its amendments are outdated.

    10/09/2013 1:16:05 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 25 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Twitchy staff
    In Arkansas a class of sixth graders were asked to prune the Constitution and its amendments. Glenn Beck decried the notion of an outdated Constitution in his radio program. Like a true patriot he defended it, but he was wrong. The Constitution is outdated as are many of its amendments. Here are some amendments that need instant pruning or decapitation: The 16th amendment allowing the federal government to collect income tax. If that were abolished, so would Obamacare, according to Chief Justice John Roberts. The 17th amendment establishing the direct election of United States senators. The Founders were correct in...
  • Was David Petraeus blackmailed over Benghazi?

    05/13/2013 10:23:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-13 | DrJohn
    The Benghazi affair is on fire and it could possibly go nuclear soon. It is now very clear that the Obama regime scrubbed the truth from the Benghazi talking points. Politics: It would be naïve to expect any White House to ignore the political implications of a foreign policy crisis occurring two months before a presidential election. But there is a reason why no White House admits to finessing a tragedy: It's unseemly. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland injected politics into the U.S. response to Benghazi when she raised objections to draft “talking points” being prepared for Rice’s television appearances....
  • Just 157K New Payrolls Added In January, But HUGE Upward Revisions To December And November

    02/01/2013 3:15:39 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    The jobs report is out for January, and on the headline it's a slight miss. 157K new jobs is below the consensus estimates of 165K. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%.
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Up 2K

    08/16/2012 6:17:42 AM PDT · by mykroar · 36 replies
    FoxBusiness.co ^ | 08/16/2012 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week although a trend reading fell close to a four-year low, pointing to ongoing healing in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was in line with economists' forecasts in a Reuters poll.
  • Making History: WH Ridiculed on Twitter for Altering Presidential Biography Pages

    05/16/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 23 replies
    It was reported yesterday that the White House has “amended” the biography of nearly every U.S. president of the past century, adding a “Did you know?” section at the end where they tied former presidents’ accomplishments to those of president Obama. At the bottom of Reagan’s biography, for instance, the White House tried to plug the “Buffett Rule.”  Did you know, it asks, that “In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with...
  • Hey Freepers? Need Help...

    03/21/2011 4:47:11 PM PDT · by Mayr Fortuna · 29 replies
    March 21, 2011 | Mayr Fortuna
    Resume for Mayr Sampaio Fortuna Neto Mayr Fortuna as mostly known, 58 years old Civil Engineer has been working in IT since 1973, and has been Programmer, Chief Programmers Team, Chief Programmers Pool, Systems Analyst, Project Leader, Chief Project Leader, Project Manager, IT Consultant to States Government and Federal Government in Brazil, Business Consultant and Business Man. During all this years has developed and implemented small and large scaled IT Proposals contemplating Hardware and Software with the proficient use of MS Project and Excel tools among others, also masters Relational and Non-Relational as Oracle, MS-SQL, MySql, Universe and QM Multi-Valued...
  • New Missal Leaked on Wikileaks Includes Words "For Many"

    11/26/2010 5:19:22 PM PST · by 0beron · 11 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/25/2010 | Tancred
    The Wikileaks leaked Missal is right here, goody gumdrops. One can peruse it here. Hopefully it's not as big a muckup as the German Missal. Perhaps the American Bishops are more obedient than the Germans?
  • First-quarter GDP drops to 2.7%

    06/25/2010 11:47:52 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies
    Bloomberg via Hot Air ^ | June 25, 2010 | Ed Morrissry
    The economy didnt grow as much as the Obama administration first claimed in the initial quarter of 2010, the Commerce Department reported today. The Q1 GDP was first announced at an annualized growth rate of 3.2%, down from the previous 5.7% in 2009Q4. Later, the number got revised downward to 3.0%. Today marks the third revision in the Q1 GDP growth rate, and the third reduction, this time to 2.7%: The U.S. economy grew at a 2.7 percent annual rate in the first quarter, less than previously calculated, reflecting a smaller gain in consumer spending and a bigger trade gap....
  • Party of Palin [Eleanor has dinner with Steve Schmidt, failed McCain campaign manager]

    04/24/2010 3:16:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 2,162+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 23, 2010 | Eleanor Clift
    I had never met Steve Schmidt and only knew him through the media. When I found myself seated at the former McCain campaign manager's table at a Washington dinner hosted by The Week magazine, it was like a flashback to the 2008 campaign. Schmidt is instantly recognizable with his trademark shaved head, his bulldog physique, and the restless intensity that marks him as a political operative of the first order. He had spent 10 weeks trying to mold Sarah Palin into a plausible national candidate, and when the campaign ended, he assessed her shortcomings, as she did his, in what...
  • N. Korea: NK Seeks Revision of 1961 Defense Treaty With China(fears PLA occupation)

    03/03/2010 5:44:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 543+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 03/04/10
    NK Seeks Revision of 1961 Defense Treaty With China MARCH 04, 2010 08:46 North Korea is known to have proposed to China the revision of a bilateral cooperation treaty in talks on a breakthrough in international sanctions following Pyongyangs nuclear test in May last year. When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang in October last year, Chinas official Xinhua News Agency did not say whether they discussed the revision of a clause in the treaty guaranteeing China`s automatic intervention in the event of a security threat in North Korea. An informed...
  • Massive revision will show recession was even worse(8 mn jobs lost since 2007)

    02/05/2010 12:49:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 1,313+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 02/04/10 | Rex Nutting
    Feb. 4, 2010, 10:45 a.m. EST Massive revision will show recession was even worse More than 8 million jobs lost since 2007, updated Labor data will show Friday By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- On Friday, the government's official data on U.S. employment will be updated to reflect what everyone already feels: In terms of job losses, this has been the worst recession since the end of the World War II more than 60 years ago. Instead of job losses of 7.2 million as currently reported, it'll be more like 8.1 million lost jobs, if the annual benchmark revision...
  • This Just In: Obama Lost 824,000 More Jobs Than Previously Reported

    02/03/2010 11:32:44 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 27 replies · 1,183+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | February 3, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Whenever numbers look bad for Democrats, the media invariably reports them as "unexpected." Well, report THIS, mainstream media: Barry Hussein just broke his own record for failure. Previously, it had been reported that Obama had lost 4.1 million jobs - presiding over the greatest number of job losses under any president in any year since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started reporting jobless numbers in 1940. But now we're finding out that Obama pointed to the center field wall, took a radical swing, and sent unemployment soaring to nearly FIVE MILLION jobs lost with his disastrous failed policies. There's not...
  • Revelation Revised - Mormon (OPEN)

    10/02/2009 8:13:03 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies · 742+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2009 | STEPHEN PROTHERO
    Any claim of revelation is outrageous. It presumes that God exists, that God speaks and that all is not lost when human beings translate that speech into ordinary language. But time mutes the outrage, or muffles it. Many of us greet the miracles of Jesus with a shrug, and there is little scandal any more in claiming that the Bible is the word of God. -SNIP-So we probably know more about the production of the Book of Mormon, which is holy writ to the world's 14 million Mormons, than we do about any other scripture. The product of over...
  • Declaration of Independence gets PC revision for kids

    09/23/2009 5:29:58 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 22, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A textbook publisher known for painting a sunny, non-violent picture of Islamic jihad in its history books has rewritten part of the Declaration of Independence. The Lone Star Report revealed that a fifth grader in Ector County Independent School District in Odessa, Texas, was told to memorize the Declaration of Independence as printed in "History Alive! America's Past," published by the Teachers' Curriculum Institute, or TCI. But there was one hitch an essential word had been altered. The true text of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, as written by principal author Thomas Jefferson, states: We hold...
  • Best-selling Bible to undergo revision (NIV - New International Version)

    09/01/2009 12:31:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 197 replies · 3,783+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/09 | Eric Gorski - ap
    The top-selling Bible in North America will undergo its first revision in 25 years, modernizing the language in some sections and promising to reopen a contentious debate about changing gender terms in the sacred text. The New International Version, the Bible of choice for conservative evangelicals, will be revised to reflect changes in English usage and advances in Biblical scholarship, it was announced Tuesday. The revision is scheduled to be completed late next year and published in 2011. "We want to reach English speakers across the globe with a Bible that is accurate, accessible and that speaks to its readers...
  • The Government and Media Are Lying About Today's GDP Number.

    07/31/2009 9:07:59 AM PDT · by politicket · 26 replies · 1,152+ views
    Politicket | 07/31/2009 | politicket
    Folks, its COMPLETE manipulation of the numbers taking place. Here are the facts to prove it: Heres todays GDP report: GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT: SECOND QUARTER 2009 (ADVANCE ESTIMATE). Please note that GDP is reported on a Quarter-Over-Quarter basis instead of Year-Over-Year. However, the number is annualized (multiplied by 4), and it is based off of the previous quarters GDP. Lets crunch the numbers. Please notice on the very first page of the report how first quarter GDP WAS REVISED TO -6.4% FROM ITS ORIGINAL -5.5%! In other words, ALL of the numbers for the second quarter were BASED ON the...
  • Is Barack Obama the next Alexander the Great?

    07/08/2009 8:43:34 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 29 replies · 1,328+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/09/09 | Michael Naragon
    One of the most damaging forces in the study of history in recent years has been revisionism. Revisionist historians have painted Thomas Jefferson as a slave owner who took liberties with his property. Revisionists have tried to make slavery the primary cause of the Civil War. Revisionists have done their damage to figures in the ancient world, as well, with none taking the brunt quite so squarely as Alexander. In his interview with Hannity on Wednesday, Forbes was discussing his most recent book and gave his take on the oft-misunderstood conqueror, calling Alexander one who was given to passions that...
  • No end yet in sight for recession

    02/22/2009 8:51:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 1,284+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 02/22/09 | Rex Nutting
    No end yet in sight for recession GDP expected to be revised lower to show biggest loss since 1982 By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch Last update: 10:41 a.m. EST Feb. 22, 2009 Comments: 1472 WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy is still getting worse, even as Washington's policy makers scramble to find the formula that will revitalize credit markets and consumer spending. The economy will probably provide some more bad news over the coming week, with little prospect that the Federal Reserve chairman or the Treasury secretary will do much to bolster spirits. The news from the flow of economic data...
  • Darwinists Topple Darwins Tree of Life (it's about time!)

    02/20/2009 8:35:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies · 1,339+ views
    Darwinists Topple Darwins Tree of Life Darwins Tree of Life is a myth. Its based on circular reasoning. It is a pattern imposed on the data, not a fact emerging from the evidence. We should give up the search for a single tree of life (TOL) as a record of the history of life on earth, because it is a quixotic pursuit unlikely to succeed and the evidence is against it. Who said this? Not creationists, but a new member of the National Academy of Sciences in his inaugural paper for the academys Proceedings.1 W. Ford Doolittle and Eric...
  • Obama on gun control

    11/10/2008 8:24:53 PM PST · by mamelukesabre · 28 replies · 466+ views
    change.gov ^ | nov 07 2008 | barak obama
    "Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault...
  • All Modern Discoveries Are By Muslim Scientists (History Twisted To Boost Islam's Image)

    11/06/2007 7:02:15 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 88 replies · 400+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Tuesday, November 06, 2007 | Daily Times
    All modern discoveries are by Muslim scientists LAHORE: Muslim scientists have made all discoveries of the current age, said University of Columbias Arabic and Islamic Studies prof George Saliba at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) on Monday. The seminar, titled The Problems of Historiography of Islamic Science, was held at Fazl-e-Hussain Hall. Saliba gave a critique of the standard classical accounts of the rise of Islamic science. He detailed problems in the accounts and explained alternative historiography that described the rise of an Islamic scientific tradition as a result of social and political conditions within the nascent...
  • Schools told to dump Churchill and Hitler from history lessons (UK)

    07/13/2007 4:25:16 PM PDT · by Inquisitive1 · 70 replies · 1,910+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 13th July 2007 | LAURA CLARK
  • (Turner Classic Movies) TCM Shines Spotlight On Movies With Gay Themes

    06/20/2007 7:25:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,740+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2007 | MIKE McDANIEL
    TCM shines spotlight on movies with gay themes Series focuses on changing views in film history By MIKE McDANIEL Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Unless you're good at spotting innuendo or your gaydar is working overtime, images of gay and lesbians in films have been comparatively few over the years. But as author and historian Richard Barrios sees it, gay themes and characters can be traced to more films than you think. Throughout June, Barrios and Turner Classic Movies have been spotlighting movies with gay themes. As the Monday and Wednesday night series has pointed out, before the Production Code of...
  • Japan: Abe resolves to pass referendum for revising Constitution

    12/31/2006 7:28:15 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 576+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 01/01/06
    Abe resolves to pass referendum for revising Constitution TOKYO, Jan. 1 KYODO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed determination in a New Year's statement on Monday to have legislation for a national referendum passed during the upcoming parliamentary session to pave the way for realizing his political goal of rewriting Japan's pacifist Constitution. ''I will ensure that the flame of reforms will keep on burning,'' Abe said, promising also to implement concrete measures to overhaul the education system and to carry out his reform plan to transfer surplus road-related tax revenues into general revenues available for a wider range of...
  • Iran defiant as anger mounts over Holocaust forum

    12/12/2006 11:42:24 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 69 replies · 1,845+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2006 | Breitbart
    Iran defiant as anger mounts over Holocaust forum Dec 12 9:37 AM US/Eastern Iran has pressed on with a controversial Holocaust conference as international outrage mounted over its hosting of "revisionist" historians who cast doubt on the mass slaughter of Jews in World War II. British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday slammed the conference as "shocking beyond belief", a sentiment echoed by his Israeli counterpart Ehud Olmert and German Chancellor Angela Merkel A host of Western "revisionists" who doubt the slaughter of six million Jews in World War II took place, including a former Ku Klux Klan leader and...
  • THE 'BEST' DICTATOR

    12/12/2006 5:09:02 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 623+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2006 | JOHN O'SULLIVAN
    THE 'BEST' DICTATOR By JOHN O'SULLIVAN December 12, 2006 -- GEN. Augusto Pinochet, who died Sunday, was the most successful dictator of the 20th century - yet also one of the most vilified. Dictators are supposedly judged by two tests. How many people did they kill? And did they bring prosperity to their people? These two tests hang together because Marxists believed that their various ideological despotisms (in Cuba, China, the USSR) would eventually midwife a utopia - justifying their mass murders retrospectively. So how did individual dictators fare? Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong each murdered tens of...
  • CA: Flaws dooming initiative plans, critics contend -(...Schwarzenegger's agenda done in by details)

    07/21/2005 6:52:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 345+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/21/05 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO In January, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a "bold new era of reform" that he said would make government more accountable, improve education and control state spending. He later endorsed a series of five ballot measures for the Nov. 8 special election intended to turn his rhetoric into reality. But mistakes have shrunk Schwarzenegger's once broad agenda. Two of the measures were written so poorly that the governor decided to jettison them. A third, which deals with how political districts are drawn, faces a legal challenge today over a flaw that could cause it to be dropped from the...
  • Lies in the Library--the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    06/26/2005 12:01:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 566+ views
    RJ Magazine ^ | 6-26-05 | Andrea Rapp
    Libraries have become the latest battleground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Israelis are getting bibliographically battered. Lies in the Library Libraries have become the latest battleground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Israelis are getting bibliographically battered. by Andrea RappA few months ago, I ordered a collection of recently published children's books on Israel for our temple library. Much to my dismay, after reviewing the works I discovered that many books contained flat-out incorrect information reported as fact, demonstrated a blatant anti-Israel bias, or sometimes both. These are the library books on Israel that students across the country will...
  • Japan: 61% support constitutional revision(China's worst fear looming)

    04/11/2005 7:51:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,301+ views
    61% support constitutional revision The Yomiuri Shimbun Sixty-one percent of respondents to a nationwide Yomiuri Shimbun survey support revision of the Constitution, the second-highest figure since the opinion poll on the top law was first taken in 1981. The figure marks the second consecutive year that support for constitutional revision has exceeded 60 percent, with 65 percent reported last year. The survey results show demand for a new constitution that reflects the changed times finally has widespread support, 60 years after the end of World War II. Lawmakers have been increasingly active in discussing revision of the supreme law. The...
  • 2005: The Year of the Revisionist (Bible revision)

    03/16/2005 7:11:35 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 47 replies · 998+ views
    CFP ^ | March 16, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Welcome to 2005, `Year of the Big Revisionist. The Ides of March, 2005 was the first day consumers could purchase one of the worlds most widely read Bibles, the New International Versionfully "revised". Archaic language in the Holy Book must have been getting to the tragically hip. So much so that a team of 15 American and British scholars were sent to parse and modernize it. Would it be too politically correct to say what the scholars really did? They watered the offensive Bible down and whitewashed its words under the time-wasting guise of only wanting to modernize it. The...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Revisionist attempts to reframe old debate don't wash

    10/26/2004 4:28:59 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 260 replies · 2,534+ views
    hearldonline ^ | 24 oct 2004 | Thomas G. Clemens
    The recent flurry of letters from neo-Confederates asserting that slavery had no role in the Civil War is troubling, as they seem doggedly determined to force counterfactual information on the public. The trend towards "true Southern history," minimizing the slavery issue by insisting that all of America was racist, and that slaves fought for the Confederacy is a spurious and disingenuous argument. Using half-truths and outright misinformation, they try to avoid what any serious historian of the Civil War recognizes as a major issue of the war. Having studied the Civil War since my early teens and teaching it on...
  • China puts Korean spat on the map

    08/18/2004 7:17:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 1,557+ views
    Asia Times ^ | China puts Korean spat on the map | David Scofield
    China puts Korean spat on the mapBy David Scofield The controversy over whether the ancient, ethnically Korean kingdom of Koguryo was historically Korean or historically part of China simmers, and it divides historians, politicians and patriots on both sides in Northeast Asia. The kingdom stretched well into present-day Manchuria in the north and encompassed most of what is North Korea in the south. And, to roil the waters, some academics suggest that China's recent cartographic interest in the Koguryo region has a precedent in Beijing's relatively late public claim that Taiwan is and always has been an inalienable part...
  • Let's rewrite one for The Gipper! (Ann Coulter)

    06/16/2004 3:30:35 PM PDT · by alloysteel · 66 replies · 1,197+ views
    Universal Press Syndicate ^ | June 16, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    I read the New York Times last week and apparently a fellow named "Iran-Contra" died recently. But that's all I'll say about the people who have consistently been on the wrong side of history and whose publisher is a little weenie who can't read because he has "dyslexia." The three key ingredients to Ronald Reagan's sunny personality were: (1) his unalterable faith in God; (2) for nearly 30 years, he didn't fly; and (3) he read Human Events religiously but never read the New York Times. Even in his death liberals are still trying to turn our champion into a...
  • THE NUTKIN NUPTIALS

    05/28/2004 9:50:45 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 174+ views
    05/28/04 | vanity
    I happened recently upon a boxed gift set of the beloved Beatrix Potter tales-which I promptly purchased and brought home to my wife." Imagine the fun we'll have-reading this to our Great grandson next year !" Later, I looked through the books, and saw certain things had changed ....... Mr. Owl woke up to a terrible clatter. Blinking in the sun,he peered out from his pantry window. "Whooo? Whoooo? Whooo'se making all that noise?",he grumbled. "Oh,hi, Mr. Owl !",cried Squirrel Nutkin. " It's just me and Chadwick Chipmunk ." Squirrel Nutkin put his paw around Chadwick ( who was...
  • Wallpapering Over 'Old History' with 'New History'

    02/16/2004 11:18:20 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 2 replies · 409+ views
    sierratimes ^ | 2. 16. 04 | jeff adams
    In late September of 2003, a now familiar scene played out at a School Board meeting in Richmond, Virginia. A board member, who is apparently a black activist, was attempting to obliterate one aspect of Southern history for another part of Southern history. Specifically, board member Carol Wolf wanted to change the name of Stuart Elementary School (named for J.E.B. Stuart, the dashing Confederate cavalry general) to Hill-Tucker Elementary (after Oliver W. Hill and Samuel W. Tucker, two prominent Richmond civil-rights lawyers). Surprisingly, this effort went down to a resounding defeat. Across the South there has been a systematic effort...
  • Proposal would change place names that stir pain

    01/26/2004 5:07:35 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 11 replies · 279+ views
    sptimes ^ | January 25, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER GOFFARD
    TAMPA - No one lives on the island anymore. The tiny, mangrove-covered speck of land near the Little Manatee River in Ruskin once bustled with bodies and saw blades, as workers bled pines for turpentine and hacked them for timber.Many of these workers, local experts think, were black convicts sent by the state to labor without pay in the hellish turpentine camps of the early 20th century.For as long as many locals can remember, the island has served chiefly as a landmark for boaters navigating local bays, its history and official name, Negro Island, largely forgotten.But like equally obscure swamps,...
  • The Newest Crimes Against Humanity

    07/28/2003 10:45:46 AM PDT · by yonif · 15 replies · 199+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 28 July 2003 | Beth Goodtree
    When the Islamic Taliban destroyed the Buddhist statues in Afghanistan despite world-wide pleas not to do so, I thought, They are trying to erase the history of the Buddhists. Now there is a concerted effort underway to destroy the history of the Jews. Destruction of historical and archaeological sites, as well as the spreading of misinformation about religious, ethnic and/or national groups comprises a new form of crime against humanity. While our biology makes us human, it is our history that makes us a society and thus humanity. Without a record of our past, we have nothing to draw upon...
  • Classic case of downsizing (Disney/PIXAR PC redit of animated shorts)

    06/11/2003 12:38:03 PM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 670+ views
    USA Today ^ | June 10, 2003 | By Andy Seiler, USA TODAY
    <p>Something strange is abreast with Knickknack, the critically acclaimed 1989 short that precedes Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo at theaters nationwide.</p> <p>The short follows the hapless attempts of a lonely snow-globe snowman to escape his domain and join a plastic Miami beach bunny. The movie was released on a G-rated 1996 video collection called Tiny Toy Stories. But in that version, the Miami beauty and a mermaid who appears at the end of the short were more well-endowed than they are today.</p>
  • CA: Budget revision has taxes, loans

    05/14/2003 8:46:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 131+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/14/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis will release a state budget revision today that would push more than $10 billion of the deficit into the future, raise taxes for smokers, shoppers and high earners, and all but guarantee a tripling of the vehicle license fee, sources said Tuesday.</p>
  • PBS: Fairy Tales of Islam

    12/02/2002 3:12:34 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 21 replies · 209+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | December 1, 2002 | Larry Leonard
    November 21, 2002 -- Of all the lies told during the PBS series recently aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting, Islam - Empire of Faith, the greatest is the one told tonight....(snip) A socialist, which is the same as a communist or a fascist or a progressive or a liberal -- all of those flags flap in the same wind -- divides to conquer. During the last century, they set labor against management, black against white, rich against poor, and male against female, to name a few examples....(snip) For Complete Article, Please Click Here.
  • The Chinese People's Volunteers and the Strategy of People's War(BARF ALERT)

    11/24/2002 3:12:21 PM PST · by Sparta · 52 replies · 1,297+ views
    Revolutionary Worker #1060 ^ | June 25, 2000 | unknown
    Over the years, the bourgeois press has tried to downplay the brilliance of peoples war as carried on by the Chinese Peoples Volunteers in Korea. Various imperialist mouthpieces have made racist portrayals of the so-called hordes of Chinese stupidly making wave upon human wave of useless frontal attacks against a firmly entrenched enemy, accumulating losses that were unnecessary. But the real story which has been noted by honest journalists is that the Chinese Peoples Volunteers developed a unique and effective style of fighting that took advantage of the various strengths and weaknesses of their own army and that...
  • Scientist Says Ostrich Study Confirms Bird "Hands" Unlike Those Of Dinosaurs

    10/24/2002 1:32:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 100 replies · 1,069+ views
    Scientist Says Ostrich Study Confirms Bird "Hands" Unlike Those Of Dinosaurs CHAPEL HILL -- To make an omelet, you need to break some eggs. Not nearly so well known is that breaking eggs also can lead to new information about the evolution of birds and dinosaurs, a topic of hot debate among leading biologists. Drs. Alan Feduccia and Julie Nowicki of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have done just that. They opened a series of live ostrich eggs at various stages of development and found what they believe is proof that birds could not have descended...
  • Business club to vote on flag

    08/07/2002 11:05:59 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 91 replies · 623+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | Wed, Aug. 07, 2002 | PATRICK PETERSON
    Business club to vote on flag Member: Banner's negative image hurts economy GULFPORT - The Gulfport Business Club will vote Aug. 20 on whether to ask the Harrison County Board of Supervisors to remove the Rebel flag from the public Eight Flags beach display.The club's executive committee unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for the county to fly only eight American flags or to replace the Rebel flag with "a historically accurate flag." The club's entire membership of about 150 will vote on the resolution in two weeks at its regular meeting."The (executive committee) saw no reason to invite divisiveness...