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  • Lawsuit seeks to open the book on closed-door meeting

    08/17/2013 7:29:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-17-13 | Alyssa Hertig
    MADISON — An Appleton Area School District committee charged with reviewing and recommending a reading list for the public school system’s ninth-graders proved anything but an open book, according to the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. In a lawsuit against the school district, Milwaukee-based WILL, a libertarian-leaning public interest firm, asserts the Communication Arts I Materials Review Committee met in secret before handing down its fiction recommendations to a subcommittee of the Appleton School Board. “They didn’t follow the open meetings law” said Tom Kamenick, associate counsel and open government specialist at WILL. “These meetings were completely closed off...
  • Gingrich's Sunshine State Strategy

    January 29, 2012 Gingrich's Sunshine State strategy Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum reacts
  • The Jive Aces present: Bring Me Sunshine

    12/06/2011 9:05:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-17-11 | The Jive Aces
    The Jive Aces new music video for the Morecambe and Wise classic "Bring Me Sunshine" from their forthcoming album "King of the Swingers".
  • Obama to discuss aid, receive award (for "commitment to an open and transparent government")

    03/16/2011 4:22:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | March 16, 2011
    EXCERPT -- Accept an award from a coalition of good government groups and transparency advocates recognizing "his deep commitment to an open and transparent government -- of, by, and for the people" in conjunction with Sunshine Week.
  • Study finds low vitamin-d levels in northern California residents with metabolic syndrome (latitude)

    11/30/2010 3:01:49 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Supplementation with the 'sunshine vitamin' may reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) ― Researchers from the UC Davis Health System have found that compared with healthy controls, blood levels of vitamin D are significantly reduced in patients in the Sacramento area with metabolic syndrome, a constellation of disease risk factors that affects about one in three U.S. adults and predisposes them to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The study is the first to examine vitamin-D status in patients with metabolic syndrome living in Northern California, where the many hours of sunshine make the vitamin-D deficiency finding surprising. The...
  • University must release Palin contract

    08/26/2010 7:57:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 77 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/26/10 | Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer
    California State University at Stanislaus and its private foundation violated public records laws and will have to release the speakers contract with Sarah Palin they had tried to keep secret, a judge has ruled. The details of Palin's contract to speak at a June 25 fundraiser for the foundation became national news last spring after foundation officials refused to tell state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, how much Palin would be paid. Yee has been trying to change a state law that shields campus foundations from public scrutiny. The Palin story grew more bizarre in April after students found discarded...
  • Good Day, Sunshine: The Happy Image Of A 'Smiling' Sun

    07/02/2010 9:25:11 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 1+ views
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | July 02nd, 2010
    Good Day, Sunshine: The Happy Image Of A 'Smiling' Sun [Pic in URL] 2nd July 2010 There is a lot to smile about today - it's Friday, it's summer, and Andy Murray is still in the running at Wimbledon (for now). This extraordinary image is just one more thing to be cheerful about. The photograph, which has gone viral on the internet, shows clouds passing in front of the sun - creating what appears to be a smiley face. Happy summer: Clouds pass in front of the sun in this image that is doing the rounds on the internet Little...
  • The vitamin D miracle: Is it for real?

    12/06/2009 9:00:19 AM PST · by STARWISE · 261 replies · 8,180+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 3-30-09 | Martin Mittelstaedt
    The claims have been sensational. Martin Mittelstaedt checks up on the research behind the hype ### In the summer of 1974, brothers Frank and Cedric Garland had a heretical brainwave. The young epidemiologists were watching a presentation on death rates from cancer county by county across the United States. As they sat in a lecture hall at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore looking at the colour-coded cancer maps, they noticed a striking pattern, with the map for colon cancer the most pronounced. Counties with high death rates were red; those with low rates were blue. Oddly, the nation was almost...
  • Behind Push for Stimulus Transparency, a Question Remains: Who Ensures the Numbers Are Right?

    08/17/2009 7:07:01 PM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 437+ views
    ProPublica ^ | 17 Aug 2009 | Christopher Flavelle
    When President Obama introduced the stimulus plan, he made a bold promise of transparency [1]: “Every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new Web site called Recovery.gov [2].” But like so many noble ideas in government, that may be easier said than done. The government is moving to make detailed information on the stimulus publicly available. Congress has created an independent agency, led by a respected former inspector general, to collect information from those getting the money and to post it, starting in October. However, interviews by ProPublica suggest...
  • Vanity: Proposed ObamaCare Opposition Anthem

    08/15/2009 11:19:35 AM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 6 replies · 353+ views
    Vanity | 15 August 2009 | Jabba The Nutt
    While I was doing some work today with my iTunes player going in the background a song came on. The light went on and I thought, 'this would make a darn good anthem for the Tea Party, FReeper, opposition to ObamaCare.Here's the link to the neato YouTube video.And here are the lyrics.Sunshine (Go Away Today) Lyrics by Jonathan EdwardsSunshine go away today I don't feel much like dancing Some man's gone, he's tried to run my life Don't know what he's asking He tells me I'd better get in line Can't hear what he's saying When I grow up I'm...
  • Obama Administration Redacts Contract Details for Recovery.gov

    08/13/2009 11:39:09 PM PDT · by BGHater · 10 replies · 917+ views
    ProPublica ^ | 13 Aug 2009 | Christopher Flavelle
    Back in July, a software company named Smartronix [1] landed an $18 million contract to build a Web site where taxpayers could easily track billions in federal stimulus money. It was just another part of the Obama administration’s ongoing effort to bring transparency to stimulus spending, we were told. But it seems the drive for transparency doesn’t cover the contract itself.After weeks of prodding by ProPublica and other organizations, the General Services Administration released copies of the contract and related documents that are so heavily blacked out they are virtually worthless.Don’t believe us? Take a look. [2]ProPublica sought the contract...
  • The Broad Perspective on the Growing Outrage in America

    06/11/2009 11:33:11 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 397 replies · 11,762+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | June 11, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    An ill wind is blowing in America. Ordinary citizens from coast to coast are feeling a growing sense of outrage over what they are witnessing in Washington. At least one talk radio host states that the rage he is hearing from his listeners indicates that trouble is brewing beneath the surface that could erupt into the streets, not in violence, but in peaceful protest that sends a signal to Washington.
  • Congress Sends FDA Tobacco Bill to Obama

    06/12/2009 3:06:06 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 56 replies · 2,477+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12, 2009 | FAWN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON -- A bill allowing the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco is on the way to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. A day after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the measure, the House passed it Friday on a 307-97 vote. (See related article.) Mr. Obama said the legislation gives the government much greater power to regulate tobacco "truly defines change in Washington." The president spoke in the Rose Garden Friday and promised to sign the bill. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that her agency looked forward to implementing it.
  • Tomatoes the way they were

    08/06/2008 1:36:43 PM PDT · by fishhound · 94 replies · 452+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 6, 2008 | Richard Slusser
    A handsome new book by Amy Goldman jump-started memories of my family saving seeds from our beloved yellow oxheart tomatoes through fall and winter for spring planting. This was our heirloom tomato, although we did not think of it as such. In reading Miss Goldman's "The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table" (Bloomsbury), I learned that one woman, who was involved with preserving a strain her ancestors had brought when they emigrated from Germany, still puts sugar on her sliced tomatoes. I remember my grandmother doing this, although she also added a few drops of vinegar on the slices of...
  • Breaking: Reports Death (Accident? Suicide?) Of Former Korean President Roh Mu Hyon (Appeaser)

    05/22/2009 6:47:43 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 4,427+ views
    Yahoo News Japanese ^ | 23 May 2009 | Yahoo Japan
    Link to Japanese story. Breaking initially from South Korean news organization Yonhap about 30 minutes ago Said former President died in a "mountain climbing" accident. Also speculating suicide.This was the architect of the "Sunshine Policy" of appeasement toward North Korea. Good friend of Clintons. BREAKING
  • Still No Sunshine

    05/20/2009 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Selkirk · 6 replies · 388+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 5/20/2009 | Selkirk
    It looks like the credit card bill is headed to the White House. I won't pound the table any more than I already have. It's a bad bill that's bad for the economy. Now is a good time to take a measure, once again, of one of the President's simplest campaign pledges: that he would post the full text of any non-emergency legislation to the White House website for five days before signing it. His thought was that this would give greater transparency to the legislative process. Well, he has already whiffed at transparency in a number of ways, from...
  • FLORIDA SUNSHINE BREAK

    01/09/2009 5:09:46 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 24 replies · 661+ views
    SELF | Jan 09,2009 | swampsniper
    Alright, y'all, I risked terminal sunburn to get these warmup shots for all you frozen snowbirds! The Pelican ain't up to par, but he was moving at warp speed, jumping on a fish.
  • "There is nothing but sunshine hanging over me," says Governor Blagojevich

    12/09/2008 10:00:01 AM PST · by Free Descendant · 19 replies · 797+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inLpxuO_lYo
  • Preparing for the Obama Era (all sweetness & light - no keyboards ruined - yet)

    11/09/2008 4:21:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 306+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/09/08 | Robert Barnes & Dan Eggen & Anne E. Kornblut
    Preparing for the Obama EraBush Officials and President-Elect Working Together On Pressing Issues By Robert Barnes, Dan Eggen and Anne E. Kornblut Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, November 9, 2008; A01 Faced with one of the most important transfers of presidential power in American history -- amid wars on two fronts, the looming threat of terrorism at home and a full-blown economic crisis -- the outgoing Bush administration and the incoming Obama team have responded with exceptional cooperation on those issues, aides and outside experts say. **SNIP** The Obama team has begun submitting names to the FBI for expedited security...
  • Men With Vitamin D Deficiency May Have Increased Risk Of Heart Attack

    06/10/2008 8:42:59 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 133+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-11-2008 | JAMA and Archives Journals.
    Men With Vitamin D Deficiency May Have Increased Risk Of Heart Attack ScienceDaily (Jun. 11, 2008) — Low levels of vitamin D appear to be associated with higher risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in men, according to a new report. Studies have shown that the rates of cardiovascular disease-related deaths are increased at higher latitudes and during the winter months and are lower at high altitudes, according to background information in the article. "This pattern is consistent with an adverse effect of hypovitaminosis D [vitamin D deficiency], which is more prevalent at higher latitudes, during the winter and at...
  • Low Vitamin D Levels Appear Common In Healthy Children

    06/05/2008 8:31:32 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 105+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-6-2008 | JAMA and Archives Journals
    Low Vitamin D Levels Appear Common In Healthy Children ScienceDaily (Jun. 6, 2008) — Many healthy infants and toddlers may have low levels of vitamin D, and about one-third of those appear to have some evidence of reduced bone mineral content on X-rays, according to a new report. Reports of a resurgence of vitamin D deficiency and rickets, the resulting bone-weakening disease, have emerged in several states, according to background information in the article. Vitamin D deficiency also appears to be high in other countries, including Greece, China, Canada and England. Catherine M. Gordon, M.D., M.Sc., and colleagues at Children's...
  • Did Obama know where he was for Sunrise (Florida) rally?

    05/24/2008 6:37:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 41 replies · 122+ views
    Sun-sentinel ^ | 5-24-08
    It wasn’t clear if Barack Obama knew exactly where he was Friday afternoon when he spoke at his mass rally at the BankAtlantic Center. He repeatedly used the term “Sunshine” as a place name rather than “Sunrise,” the city where the arena is located, including, "How’s it going Sunshine? Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you everybody. It’s good to be in Sunshine." U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, a Democrat who represents north and central Broward and is co-chairman of Obama's Florida campaign, said the candidate could have been speaking metaphorically about Florida’s sunshine. The opposition had a different view....
  • Did Obama know where he was for Sunrise rally?

    05/24/2008 2:16:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies · 69+ views
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | May 24, 2008 | Anthony Man
    It wasn’t clear if Barack Obama knew exactly where he was Friday afternoon when he spoke at his mass rally at the BankAtlantic Center. He repeatedly used the term “Sunshine” as a place name rather than “Sunrise,” the city where the arena is located, including, "How’s it going Sunshine? Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you everybody. It’s good to be in Sunshine." U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, a Democrat who represents north and central Broward and is co-chairman of Obama's Florida campaign, said the candidate could have been speaking metaphorically about Florida’s sunshine.
  • Google Government

    03/20/2008 9:16:08 AM PDT · by GoldwaterInstitute · 1 replies · 170+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | March 19, 2008 | Starlee Rhoades
    Google Government : Government transparency is key to limited government Starlee Rhoades, Goldwater Institute Daily Email, March 19, 2008 It’s National Sunshine Week, whose goal – “a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information” -- is worth celebrating. The national trend towards “Google-government” -- having government spending, contracts, and other information posted online in easily searchable databases that are available to all citizens -- is one Arizona should embrace. In 100 Ideas for 100 Days the Goldwater Institute offered several ideas to legislators and other policymakers that would shine more sunlight on various government functions and...
  • A Ray Of Sunshine In The Fight Against Cancer: Vitamin D May Help

    02/12/2008 2:54:06 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 191+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-13-2008 | Dalhousie University
    A Ray Of Sunshine In The Fight Against Cancer: Vitamin D May HelpDalhousie's Dr. Lousie Parker holds a vitamin D pill. (Credit: Danny Abriel.) ScienceDaily (Feb. 13, 2008) — It sounds too good to be true … a little inexpensive pill that could block the development of some cancers, strengthen bones, prevent multiple sclerosis and alleviate winter depression. But it’s not science fiction. The “new aspirin” could be Vitamin D. Just as we discovered that aspirin can guard against heart disease, Vitamin D could become a useful weapon in the fight against MS, osteoporosis, mild depression and one of the...
  • Can Vitamin D Save Your Life?

    01/07/2008 2:02:52 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 1,167+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | Mariana Gosnell
    Can Vitamin D Save Your Life?New studies highlight the importance of the forgotten vitamin. by Mariana Gosnell For years doctors believed that vitamin D, sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because sunlight triggers the body to produce it, was important primarily in preventing rickets (a softening of the bones) in children. Once milk became fortified with vitamin D, rickets pretty much disappeared, and the problem of vitamin D deficiency seemed to have been solved. But according to Michael F. Holick, director of the Vitamin D, Skin, and Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center, who has spent 30 years studying...
  • "Optimism About N. Korea Is Sadly Misguided" (Condi Rice Approach Takes Another Hit)

    12/16/2007 4:52:53 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 27 replies · 203+ views
    Taipei Times, Taiwan (in English) ^ | 16 December 2007 | Richard Halloran
    Optimism about North Korea is sadly misguidedBy Richard Halloran Sunday, Dec 16, 2007, Page 9 Once again, rosy optimism is billowing out of the Korean Peninsula. And once again, the rest of the world might remember that atop the regime in Pyongyang sit world-class thugs who have repeatedly refused to abide by their agreements. US President George W. Bush started off the latest surge of hope two weeks ago with a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, urging him in polite but firm terms to keep his pledge to abandon his nuclear weapons. Six years ago, Bush made...
  • "Diplomacy Only Encourages North Korea's Belligerence" (Clinton/Bush Approaches Criticized)

    11/17/2007 10:26:07 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies · 258+ views
    Enter Stage Right (Canada) ^ | 29 Oct 2007 | Elan Journo
    By Elan Journo web posted October 29, 2007 Thanks to a new diplomatic deal, the nuclear stand-off with North Korea will allegedly end bloodlessly. In exchange for 950,000 tons of fuel oil, or its equivalent in economic aid and diplomatic concessions from the West, North Korea has promised to disclose all of its nuclear programs and disable all of its nuclear facilities. This new arrangement is being celebrated as a levelheaded, practical, win-win solution to the problem of the North Korean nuclear threat. But this deal, like all previous ones, rewards the North for its aggression and will strengthen...
  • Sunshine trial: Jury finds all 12 seats illegally filled by County Commission { Knox County TN}

    10/02/2007 1:10:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 94+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/2/7 | Jamie Satterfield
    Jurors today awarded News Sentinel Editor Jack McElroy and nine citizens a sweeping victory after a three-week trial that put 12 Knox Countians in judgment of their government. The jury ruled that Knox County commissioners violated the Tennessee Open Meetings Act in setting in secret a specially called Jan. 31 meeting to replace 12 term-limited officeholders. The jury also opined the commission did nothing to rectify that violation. Jurors determined that commissioners decided in secret who would win all 12 of the term-limited seats left vacant after a Jan. 12 state Supreme Court ruling. In the run-up to the meeting...
  • Sunshine (science fiction movie)

    07/28/2007 12:32:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies · 466+ views
    It is 2057, and the Sun is failing, causing the Earth to enter an ice age. A spacecraft, the Icarus II, with a crew of eight, is launched as a last hope, carrying a massive bomb with a thermonuclear payload equivalent to the mass of Manhattan in order to re-ignite the Sun... (Wikipedia) No, I'm not reviewing the movie here. I haven't seen it and don't plan to see it. However, it seems to be getting some buzz so I thought I'd see if anyone else here wanted to comment on it. The movie was originally released in Europe, including...
  • Many Babies Born Short Of Vitamin D

    02/09/2007 3:25:51 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 687+ views
    Science News ^ | 2-9-2007 | Janet Raloff
    Many babies born short of vitamin D Janet Raloff Even in the womb, babies face a high risk of vitamin D deficiency, a new study finds. The sunshine vitamin is a building block for a hormone that not only helps build bone and muscle, but also fights infections and many chronic diseases. Lisa M. Bodnar of the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and her colleagues collected blood samples from 400 first-time moms early in their pregnancies and again at delivery. Half the women were black, and half were white. More than 90 percent of the participants took multivitamins—including...
  • Campaign watchdog nixes electronic reporting of pledges

    10/24/2006 5:04:43 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 104+ views
    AP via Press-Enterprise ^ | 10-24-2006 | The Associated Press
    The state campaign watchdog ruled Tuesday that candidates don't have to report electronic, installment-plan contributions until they have the money in hand. The Fair Political Practices Commission voted 5-0 to clarify its rules dealing with campaign contributions that are made electronically and in installments. The regulation amendments, which take effect in about 60 days, cover situations in which a contributor gives a campaign his or her credit card number but directs the candidate to charge the card in installments rather than in one lump sum. A commission spokesman, Jon Matthews, said the amendments "codified existing commission advice (to candidates) regarding...
  • A little sunshine in lives of wounded vets

    10/09/2006 8:48:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 457+ views
    JACKSON'S GAP, Ala. — Army Pfc. Joshua Stein grew up in the water, swimming, diving and spearfishing at his native island of Saipan in the Pacific Ocean. Now, however, Stein is learning to water-ski without his legs, which were blown off when a roadside bomb hit the Bradley fighting vehicle he was driving. With help, Stein straps his scarred body into a cradle fitted on a single, wide ski. Then, he grasps the tow rope with a right arm covered with skin grafts and rises out of the water, grinning and giving a thumbs-up with his mangled left arm, as...
  • Byrd Unapologetic About 'Secret Hold' on Spending Bill

    09/01/2006 6:17:55 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 33 replies · 1,229+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 9-1-06 | Cox News Service
    WASHINGTON — In a new twist in this week's Capitol Hill whodunnit, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., acknowledged Thursday that he also placed a "secret hold" on legislation that would open up the hidden world of government contracts to public scrutiny. Byrd and Alaska Republican Ted Stevens, two of the most skilled purveyors of federal funds, used the parliamentary maneuver to stop legislation that would create a searchable database of some $2.5 trillion in federal spending.
  • Coburn's reform plan

    07/12/2006 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Chanticleer · 8 replies · 177+ views
    Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, the bill would require the White House Office of Management and Budget to provide for the "operation of a single updated searchable database website accessible by the public at no cost" that would identify "each entity [e.g., corporations, associations, grantees, contractors and any state or locality] receiving federal funding" during fiscal years 2006 and 2007. The required information would include "an itemized breakdown of each transaction, including funding agency, program source and a description of the purpose of each funding action." By the beginning of 2009, the Web site would include comparable data for fiscal years...
  • Seoul Fears U.S. Could Brand N.Korea a Financial Pariah(mortal blow to Sunshine policy)

    04/04/2006 5:52:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 504+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/04/06
    Seoul Fears U.S. Could Brand N.Korea a Financial Pariah Seoul is urgently studying its options in case Washington designates North Korea a “primary money-laundering concern” under its Patriot Act, a move that would create enormous difficulties for anyone doing business with the country and could deal a blow to growing inter-Korean trade. Government sources on Tuesday said Seoul is focused on the possibility that following the designation in December, 2002 of the Ukraine and the small Pacific island of Nauru as areas of "primary money-laundering concern," North Korea could be next in line for such a designation. (The designation of...
  • CA: Media groups sue governor to force release of aides' calendars

    11/22/2005 1:12:10 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 11 replies · 281+ views
    AP - San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Nov. 22, 2005 | Steve Lawrence
    SACRAMENTO - Two newspapers and a free speech group sued Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to obtain appointment calendars and other records that would show who met with two of his top aides while the governor was considering the fate of hundreds of bills last year. The lawsuit by the California First Amendment Coalition, the San Jose Mercury News and the San Diego Daily Transcript on Monday seeks to force Schwarzenegger to reveal whom from outside the governor's office met with, or spoke to, Patricia Clarey and Bonnie Reiss from Aug. 27 to Sept. 30, 2004. Clarey is Schwarzenegger's chief of staff...
  • Is It My Imagination Or....?

    09/29/2005 5:27:18 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 568+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 09/29/05 | vanity
    Is it My Imagination , or Does “The Sunshine Project” Look a bit “Cloudy” on the Topic of Anthrax and other Bioweapons ? The following appeared on the “Conspiracy Theory” page of al-Jazeera today. It is credited to Edward Hammond, Director of The Sunshine Project: an Austin, Texas and Hamburg,Germany –based Non-Profit organization,said to be dedicated to the elimination of bio-terror. (What follows is an excerpt .) U.S. military to buy huge quantities of Anthrax- Director of the Sunshine Project 9/28/2005 9:14:00 AM GMT” “It has been revealed that the U.S. army plans to buy large quantities of Anthrax, raising...
  • A COMPASSIONATE RENAISSANCE WOMAN

    06/12/2005 3:45:18 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 12 replies · 476+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 06-12-2005 | marblehead17
    This is one amazing woman. She takes the time to play piano for the sick grandaughter, Charity Sunshine, of Rep. Tom Lantos (D CA). Ms. Sunshine is a soprano that suffers from pulmonary hypertension, which can be fatal, and there is no cure."An Evening of Music, Friendship and Awareness" and hosted by Lantos, she drew the secretary of state to play selections by Verdi, Mozart and Jerome Kern. Read more HERE
  • It's the law: Texans can't be kept in the dark (model for proposed Federal open records statute)

    03/13/2005 12:45:54 PM PST · by baseball_fan · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 13, 2005 | Andy Alford
    Back in 1969, Frank Sharp sold dozens of Texas lawmakers on a stock fraud scheme that would fatten their pockets if they, in return, would pass a key piece of banking legislation for him. Federal prosecutors began handing down indictments two years later. By the time the dust settled in the infamous Sharpstown scandal, then-Gov. Preston Smith was named an unindicted co-conspirator, speaker of the Texas House Gus Mutscher Jr. and two associates were convicted of conspiracy to accept bribes, and half the Legislature was voted or forced out of office… Out of that scandal was born one of the...
  • A Few Of FR's Finest....Every Day....09-17-03....Florida~The Sunshine State

    09/17/2003 1:29:11 AM PDT · by dansangel · 347 replies · 2,487+ views
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    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Kim Jong Il 'snubs' S. Korean envoy

    01/28/2003 8:45:38 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 6 replies · 772+ views
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2003 | Associated Press & Reuters
    PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Face to face talks between North Korea's leader and a South Korean presidential envoy did not take place as expected in Pyongyang Tuesday after Kim Jong Il failed to appear for the meeting. Presidential envoy Lim Dong-won waited until late into Tuesday night in the North's capital, Pyongyang, for an expected meeting with Kim on the nuclear crisis, Reuters reported a Seoul official as saying. The reclusive leader never showed. "Lim Dong-won will return to Seoul without having a meeting with Kim Jong Il" said a South Korean Unification Ministry official. No reason was given for...