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  • Border Security Promises Can Be Canceled

    06/24/2013 6:18:53 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    One more scam in the "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill needs to be exposed and understood by the public, congressmen, reporters, and opinion leaders: any of the promises to secure our national borders can be canceled later by a Congress in the future -- or simply ignored. Even what is actually written in the law can later be revoked or left unenforced by the Executive Branch. But once amnesty is granted to specific individuals, the amnesty can never be taken back -- including all of the later benefits one might claim. Now, those who climbed through America's window illegally...
  • RISC OS for Raspberry Pi - Archimedes reborn

    11/22/2012 10:07:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    hexus.net ^ | 7 November 2012, 18:00 | Mark Tyson
    The Acorn Archimedes range of computers was moderately popular, especially in schools, around the time of the Atari ST and Amiga home computer reign. However these ARM powered computers were quite a lot more expensive than those 16-bit favourites, also no killer app(s) to entice people to move over to the platform left Acorn Archimedes owners to remain a minority. Most 16-bit friends I remember moved to the PC because of Doom, flight simulators and Word. More arty types gravitated to the Apple Mac with its Quark Xpress and Pagemaker and sometimes played Myst. Determined not to follow the pack,...
  • Linux Fans Gorge on Raspberry Pi ($35 PC is a smash hit!)

    02/29/2012 3:42:35 PM PST · by bigbob · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Tech News World ^ | 2-29-12 | Richard Adhikari
    Raspberry Pi is the name given to an ultra-low-cost computer that went on sale recently for just $35. The bare-bones PC, which is built to run a few different flavors of Linux, is capable of hooking up to a mouse, keyboard, HDTV and Ethernet. Initial interest has been strong -- the first batch quickly sold out. Frantic buyers cleaned out the shelves of two UK retailers offering a small US$35 Linux computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
  • Protest Planned for Exhibit Opening (Iraqi Presents Kill Bush Video Game)

    03/10/2008 3:13:39 AM PDT · by isrul · 10 replies · 635+ views
    Troy Record ^ | 03/08/08 | Tom Caprood
    TROY — The Sanctuary for Independent Media will host a controversial exhibit in which an artist portrays himself as a suicide bomber on a mission to kill the president starting at 6 p.m. Monday. The exhibit, created by Wafaa Bilal, is described as a “Virtual Jihadi” and was recently suspended by officials at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute because of concerns about its intent and al-Qaida content. “Like many others, I did not have a chance to see Wafaa’s exhibit in its original form and hope the community will take advantage of this chance to appreciate it,” said Steve Pierce, an adjunct...
  • Hillary to Give RPI Commencement Address [What type of honorary degree should they award?]

    03/09/2005 4:23:08 PM PST · by ml/nj · 47 replies · 931+ views
    U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton To Speak at Commencement 2005 Troy, N.Y — United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will speak at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 199th Commencement, on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. at the Harkness Field. “Senator Clinton is a national and global leader, focusing on issues of national security, innovation and science, and education. She has given important focus to regional economic development, paying particular attention to upstate New York concerns,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. “We are delighted and honored to have her speak to the next generation of leaders in science,...
  • Alleged victim said he got an apology (from Bishop Hubbard)

    04/21/2004 6:52:05 PM PDT · by sidewalk · 8 replies · 172+ views
    Capital News 9 ^ | April 21, 2004 | Capital News 9 web staff
    A man who said he was sexually abused by a priest said he got a formal church apology from Bishop Howard Hubbard. Randy Sweringen, 38, met privately with the bishop Tuesday. Sweringen was a freshman at RPI back in 1983 when he first came in contact with Father Charles Celeste. Sweringen said Celeste abused him sexually. He said after his meeting, he has recommendations for the church. He said, "The first step should be either temporary or permanent replacement of Bishop Howard Hubbard. This man who has worked so hard with the diocese and deserves much praise in his work...
  • Not a Chance: The electoral journey of Proposition 54.

    10/15/2003 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Alia · 15 replies · 168+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-15-03 | Ward Connerly
    In July 2002, the California secretary of state certified that enough signatures had been submitted to qualify the "Racial Privacy Initiative" (RPI) — an initiative to ban government classification based on race and skin color — for the ballot in the next statewide California election. Little did anyone know at the time that the next statewide election in California would be a special election in October 2003 to recall Governor Gray Davis. According to California's election code, any ballot initiative that has qualified for the ballot is automatically rolled over to the next statewide election, a fact that doomed RPI.A...
  • FPPC FAILS TO MAKE ITS CASE FOR MANDATORY DISCLOSURE OF ACRC CONTRIBUTORS

    09/19/2003 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Alia · 3 replies · 238+ views
    American Civil Rights Coalition ^ | 09-19-03 | Diane Schachterle
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - CONTACT: Diane Schachterle (916) 444-2278 or ds@acri.orgFPPC FAILS TO MAKE ITS CASE FOR THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS COALITION TO DISCLOSE CONTRIBUTORSSACRAMENTO - The American Civil Rights Coalition (ACRC) is vindicated today as the FPPC is denied a preliminary injunction to force disclosure of contributors to ACRC. The judge’s order states: “Upon the record presented, the Court finds that the FPPC has not demonstrated a likelihood that it will ultimately prevail on the merits of the action. Further, the potential irreversible constitutional injury that could be occasioned to Defendants and their contributors by the compelled disclosure sought...
  • Debating Proposition 54: Let's strive for 'colorblind' ideal

    09/19/2003 6:47:23 AM PDT · by Alia · 3 replies · 199+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 09-19-03 | Ward Connerly
    <p>The thought does not escape me that over the past decade or so I have been a pain in the rear to many liberals and, on occasion, to a few conservatives as well, all because I believe the American people should consider themselves one extended human family, undivided by "race," color, ethnicity, national ancestry, gender or sexual orientation.</p>
  • FORMER GOP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE BILL SIMON JOINS WARD CONNERLY TO ENDORSE PROP 54

    09/11/2003 9:16:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 310+ views
    RPI - Racial Privacy Initiative | 11SEP03 | Racial Privacy Initiative
    [Me]?  this just in.  You still in the mood for posting at fr?  If not, not to worry. Best, [Her] Yes, Ma'am. Now sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Justin Jones Thursday, September 11, 2003 916-444-2278 or jj@racialprivacy.org FORMER GOP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE BILL SIMON JOINS WARD CONNERLY TO ENDORSE PROP 54 SACRAMENTO, CALIF.Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54 campaign, announced today that former Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon has endorsed Prop 54. Mr. Simon released the following statement of endorsement: Prop 54 will accomplish exactly what Californians deserve: a color-blind government that will no longer require its citizens...
  • America's Racists

    09/11/2003 8:40:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 35 replies · 251+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | 10SEP03 | Burt Prelutsky
    America's Racists September 10, 2003 by Burt Prelutsky Two seemingly unrelated thoughts keep running through my brain, and I'm wondering if there is a connection that my subconscious is trying to make. The first of these notions is that most of the racists in America are black, and that until we all recognize and acknowledge this fact, we're not going to get anywhere so far as resolving the race question. For, way too often when blacks insist they want to have a dialogue with whites, what they really mean is that they get a free pass to bitch and...
  • PROP 54: WARD CONNERLY ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FIRST RADIO AD TO AIR IN LOS ANGELES, SACRAMENTO

    09/11/2003 10:03:47 AM PDT · by Alia · 7 replies · 266+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 09-10-03 | RPI
    PROP 54 CAMPAIGN CHAIR WARD CONNERLY ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FIRST ‘YES ON PROP 54’ RADIO AD TO AIR IN LOS ANGELES, SACRAMENTOSACRAMENTO, CALIF.--Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54 campaign, announced today that the campaign will begin airing its first radio advertisement on Thursday, September 11. The 60-second ad will air in Los Angeles and Sacramento. “The opposition plans to unleash a Goliath-sized horde of money to spread falsehoods about Prop 54,” said Mr. Connerly. “We may be outspent, but we have the truth on our side. This ad is just one small step in getting the truth...
  • Connerly: ACRC Statement Regarding Lawsuit Demanding Non-Enforceable Disclosure of Donors

    09/03/2003 7:38:31 PM PDT · by Alia · 12 replies · 891+ views
    To set the stage, first a snip from a Sacto Bee article (url at bottom)--snip-The FPPC has not yet acted on the Proposition 54 complaint, which was filed by California Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of California, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Greenlining Institute, Californians for Justice and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.---end snipACRC Statement regarding lawsuit (See below thread post for background data) Posted at www.acrc1.org:The American Civil Rights Coalition (ACRC) was established in January 1997 in the District of Columbia as a national not-for-profit organization to promote the principles of equal treatment...
  • CA: Arianna Huffington: "A crisis in democracy" (She Challenges Ward Connerly to a debate)

    09/02/2003 9:31:20 PM PDT · by Alia · 23 replies · 247+ views
    Salon ^ | 8-27-03 | Arianna Huffington
    Editor's note: Arianna Huffington spoke to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Aug. 27.>Sept. 2, 2003begin snipLet me end by saying a word about how appropriate it is that we gather here today, one day shy of 40 years since Martin Luther King led the march on Washington. Unfortunately, here in California, some still haven't taken Dr. King's message to heart.Those who put forth discriminatory measures like Proposition 54 need to be told loud and clear, in no uncertain terms, that discrimination in any form, no matter how disguised, has no place in California. We're better than that.From this immigrant's...
  • CA: Judge orders change in Proposition 54 ballot summary

    08/30/2003 6:32:17 PM PDT · by Alia · 5 replies · 232+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 08-30-03 | unknown
    <p>A judge ordered that the ballot summary for Proposition 54 be changed, saying it does not accurately portray the measure's potential effect on medical research.</p> <p>The statewide initiative backed by University of California regent Ward Connerly would block public agencies from collecting and using many types of racial data.</p>
  • CA: Prop 54 Scores a Major Victory in Court Today

    08/29/2003 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Alia · 41 replies · 187+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 08-29-03 | Diane Schachterle
    August 29, 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Diane Schachterle (916) 444-2278 or ds@racialprivacy.org PROP 54 SCORES A MAJOR VICTORY IN COURT TODAY SACRAMENTO -- In an eleventh hour attempt to legitimize their false and misleading characterization of Proposition 54 as an “Information Ban”, MALDEF filed an action in Superior Court to change several parts of the voter pamphlet to reflect their political strategy. The Judge struck down virtually the entire action.The following Requested Changes were all denied:The Ballot Label Currently reads: Prohibits state and local governments from classifying any person by race, ethnicity, color, or national origin.Requested change: Prohibits state...
  • CA: Proposition 54 needs your Faxes!

    08/24/2003 10:39:40 AM PDT · by Alia · 18 replies · 315+ views
    CA: YES on Proposition 54 ^ | 08-22-03 | Diane Schacterle
    On Wednesday August 27 a joint session of the Assembly and Senate Judiciary committees will hear testimony and public comment on Proposition 54. The legislative staff sent the following message:"Just wanted to let you know that groups and individuals have been contacting us who want to submit letters in opposition to the proposition for the hearing record. If you know of any groups or individuals that would like to do the same in support of the proposition, their letters would be welcomed as well. They can be addressed to Senator Martha Escutia and Assemblymember Ellen Corbett (the chairs of the...
  • UK: Racial Privacy Initiative

    08/21/2003 8:10:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 271+ views
    Black Britain, Pam Kelly, RPI ^ | 18AUG03 | Black Britain
    What Yvette Falarca, BAMN, is covering up is the fact that the vast majority of Californians do not at all fit into any of the categories of "race" that Felarca supports.  And all Californians are being forced by their own government to fit into a generic category which doesn't apply, except it benefits very specific interest groups.  What else she is not telling here that is that some cases, if one does NOT provide a "race" for a government sponsored or government subsidized entity -- one can not either get the service nor do particular transactions through the state.  In...
  • GOVERNOR DAVIS RENEGES ON CAMPAIGN PROMISE NOT TO UNDERMINE WITH THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE ON PROP 209

    08/19/2003 12:01:06 AM PDT · by familyop · 15 replies · 268+ views
    American Civil Rights Coalition ^ | 19AUG03 | American Civil Rights Coalition
    Please Distribute: American Civil Rights Coalition P.O. Box  188350 Sacramento CA 95818www.acrc1.org GOVERNOR DAVIS RENEGES ON CAMPAIGN PROMISE NOT TO UNDERMINE WITH THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE ON PROP 209 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Diane Schachterle 916-444-2278 SACRAMENTO -- Last week, Governor Gray Davis signed AB 703, authored by Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally.  Regrettably, the Governor has chosen to renege on a campaign promise to the people of California, made during the 1998 gubernatorial campaign when Davis stated that he would do nothing to undermine the will of the people regarding the enforcement of Proposition 209, now Article 1 Section 31...
  • PRESS RELEASE: Proposition 54: Court Overrules Attorney General, Acknowledges Medical Exemption

    08/16/2003 6:04:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 336+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54, RPI ^ | 16AUG03 | Yes on Proposition 54
    For distribution, pls. “The [CA] Attorney General’s glaring omission of this exemption could be very misleading to the voters,” commented Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Prop 54 campaign. Who is the Attorney General? Mr. D-Bill Lockyer. http://www.townhall.com/columnists/stevechapman/sc20010607.shtml Though Lay has not been convicted of any crime, Bill Lockyer says, "I would love to personally escort Lay to an 8-by-10 cell that he could share with a tattooed dude who says, 'Hi, my name is Spike, honey.'" But on the subject of CA's mysterious "bookkeeping practices" throughout the educational and government bodies, and of course, the significant omission from...
  • Jesse Jackson to oppose Davis recall (Ward Connerly Replies to Jackson on FR!)

    08/11/2003 6:54:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 36 replies · 715+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11AUG03 | Katherine Corcoran
    <p>Joining the legions of national figures weighing in on California's wild gubernatorial recall, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday that his civil rights organization will work in the next two months on a ``double no'' campaign to defeat both the recall and Proposition 54, which would ban the collection of racial data in California.</p>
  • Californians to Vote on Racial Privacy Initiative (More important things on ballot beside recall)

    08/11/2003 10:38:06 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 4 replies · 180+ views
    California's Oct. 7 recall election, to determine whether Democratic Gov. Gray Davis should remain in office, will also give voters the chance to decide whether to prohibit the state from collecting information about race or ethnicity. Supporters of the Racial Privacy Initiative (RPI), now numbered Proposition 54, say passage would mark a giant step toward a color-blind society. But affirmative action supporters are campaigning against the ballot measure, deriding it as the "Protect White Privilege Initiative." Proposition 54 backers argue that the state's system of racial classification is outdated and point out that the system has been used in the...
  • Sonic Fusion

    06/05/2002 3:24:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies · 683+ views
    Scientific American ^ | FR Post 6-6-2 | By W. Wayt Gibbs
    Sonic Fusion Scientists have reported that by bombarding a liquid with sound they were able to produce nuclear fusion in a tabletop apparatus. But their colleagues doubt it. By W. Wayt Gibbs Image: Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Russian Academy of Sciences (Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, J. S. Cho, C.D. West, R.T. Lahey,Jr., R.I. Nigmatulin and R.C. Block)SIX-MILLIMETER BUBBLE CLOUD is about to implode in a glass chamber filled with acetone. The implosion produces light and shock waves. Donald Kennedy, editor of the prestigious journal Science, knew he was in for a row if he...
  • Race privacy measure ahead in Field Poll

    05/01/2002 7:29:55 AM PDT · by TheAngryClam · 8 replies · 363+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | SF Chronicle
    <p>California voters -- by a nearly 3-to-2 ratio -- favor a proposed ballot measure that would largely prohibit state and local governments from classifying people by race or ethnicity, according to a new Field Poll.</p> <p>The proposal by University of California Regent Ward Connerly is considered an extension of Proposition 209, his successful anti-affirmative action measure, and could once again inject heated debate over race into a gubernatorial election.</p>