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  • The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China

    08/23/2016 6:17:40 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2014 | Jeff Guo
    ...All of this is little comfort to McGrath, who chafes at the thought of the Postal Service helping Chinese merchants poach his customers. “All of us sellers are selling a lot of Chinese goods in America but at least we’re creating jobs, making money, and adding to the economy,” he said. “But when people buy direct from China that’s adding nothing to the American economy.”
  • Athlete with No Womb or Ovaries but Internal Testes Will Compete with Women in Rio

    08/06/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 55 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/16 | Selwyn Duke
    Liberalism gave us women's sports. Now liberalism is taking them away With reports of dead bodies and excrement floating in the water, the threat of Zika and the Russian doping scandal, the Rio Olympics appears the Frankenstein of athletic events. And now Rio seems dopey in another way: owing to political correctness, a runner with, reportedly, no womb or ovaries but internal testes will be allowed to compete with women. This person is South African middle-distance competitor Caster Semenya. I wrote of Semenya in 2009, back when Semenya (I’m not satisfied that Semenya is female, so henceforth I’ll refer to...
  • Let's Settle This: Debate Suggested Over GOP Primary, Caucus & Convention System and Rules

    04/15/2016 9:46:00 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 89 replies
    Self ^ | 15 April 2016 | AmericanInTokyo
    "To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect." -- Lu Xun Donald Trump and his campaign generals have lodged serious allegations and complaints about the 2016 Republican Party rules governing the election of delegates to the National Convention via primaries, caucuses, county/local and state conventions or a combination of these. Words such as "rigged", "fixed", "corrupt" and "broken" have been thrown at the party on state levels in the aftermath of delegates allegedly being 'poached' from the Trump Camp by the Cruz Camp, with the conspiratorial assistance...
  • What is an unfair question? (Vanity)

    01/27/2016 2:17:04 PM PST · by don-o · 83 replies
    Little House on Unaka | 1/27/16 | don-o
    Hannity just got on my last nerve (again). He's talking to a Trump son about "unfair questions". Hannity says he hears unfair questions from the media. He says he never asks unfair questions. But, I never hear, "What exactly is an unfair question"? What makes a question unfair?
  • Jorge Ramos Slams 'Kate's Law' As Unfair to Illegal Immigrants

    08/31/2015 6:47:17 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 51 replies ^ | 8/31/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Univision anchor and open border illegal immigration activist Jorge Ramos is slamming 'Kate's Law' as unfair to illegal aliens. As a reminder Kate's Law, first introduced to public debate by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, would give a mandatory five years in prison to violent, deported illegal immigrants who reenter the U.S. Kate's Law was proposed after 32-year-old Kate Steinle was killed by an illegal alien, who had been deported five times, while walking on a San Francisco pier with her father back in July. video at link Notice how Ramos uses the term "immigrants" rather than "illegal immigrants." Only once...
  • Pearland ignores own law/Cruz couldn't care less about me/Then Mod Strikes me with ZOT

    04/24/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by CraigHenry · 145 replies
    Personal experience | 04/24/2015 | CraigHenry
    The City of Pearland, TX completely ignored its own code of ordinances in order to assess a fine against me over an animal I never owned. I proved my case in open court, but my evidence was ignored. I e-mailed Ted Cruz because he purports to be a champion of citizens' rights and principles. I asked for his help, but he couldn't even trouble himself to respond let alone offer any assistance. I guess he only supports individuals who can help fill his campaign coffers. Yessir, your tax dollars at work. Makes me proud to be a Texas conservative voter.
  • Grassley: DOJ gun ban unfair to veterans

    04/19/2015 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | By Tim Devaney
    The Obama administration is unfairly blocking tens of thousands of military veterans from owning guns, a Republican senator is charging. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is filled with military veterans who are essentially banned from owning guns, even though they may not be a danger to society, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote this week in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. The gun ban "effectively voids their Second Amendment rights,” Grassley said. At issue is whether these veterans are suffering from mental illnesses. According to a 2013 Senate report, the Department of...
  • 24 Reasons Why Millennials Are Screaming Mad About Our Unfair Economy

    11/17/2014 11:28:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    TEC ^ | 11/15/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Do you want to know why Millennials seem so angry? We promised them that if they worked hard, stayed out of trouble and got good grades that they would be able to achieve the "American Dream". We told them not to worry about accumulating very high levels of student loan debt because there would be good jobs waiting for them at the end of the rainbow once they graduated. Well, it turns out that we lied to them. Nearly half of all Millennials are spending at least half of their paychecks to pay off debt, more than 30 percent of...
  • The Shutdown in the West

    10/26/2013 6:57:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2013 | Gary Owen
    The feds closed the doors on private properties two weeks ago. The message was: this is ours, we own it, and we can lock you out. This was a surprise in the East but not in the West. The rural West has put up with arbitrary regulations of vast tracts of land for over a century. The shutdown of national parks and monuments goes along with the their tendency on all federal land in the West to arbitrarily turn off the water, stop access to various areas, and curtail economic activities frowned on by urbanites. If you don't like it,...
  • United Kingdom teacher refuses water to kids claiming its 'unfair' to fasting Muslim classmates [UK]

    07/15/2013 8:10:15 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | undated | Ryan Lee Hall
    A mother demanded answers after a teacher refused to allow students to drink water in order not to offend fasting Muslim classmates. An angry mother accused a primary school of denying water to children on the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting Muslim students, who observe Ramadan.
  • Fox News: Judge Yelling At Zimmerman's Lawyers 'Inappropriate,' 'Emblematic' Of 'Unfair Case'

    07/11/2013 12:02:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/11/13 | Fox News
    7/11/13 - Fox News Channel legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. scolded the judge presiding in the case against George Zimmerman for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin. He said that the judge was "inappropriate" when she raised her voice at Zimmerman's lawyers and prodded the defendant repeatedly over his choice not to testify in the case against him. Doocy said that, given the evidence presented so far, some are asking why Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder in the first place. He also wondered if Zimmerman had received a "fair trial." After playing a clip of Judge Debra Nelson...
  • Wally the snake: U.S. “unfair” to fight with modern weapons, should use front loading muskets…

    05/30/2013 6:57:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies ^ | 5/31/13 | sheikyermami
    Muslim Waleed Aly, (w)academic and (token) ABC host, is angry that US soldiers are fighting in ways which makes it impossible for the Taliban to kill them: [Drones] so radically and fundamentally alter the nature of war that they risk making war seem far less grave, and far easier to wage. Each side confronts the other, with the risk of death and defeat. In short, war should come at a cost. That contract is shredded when you’re attacked by something that cannot itself be killed. It’s not remotely a fair fight. A word to Aly. There is no contract of...
  • Another university sponsors campaign teaching students it is ‘unfair’ to be white

    02/13/2013 10:27:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    campus reform ^ | 2/13/12 | Oliver Darcy
    The University of Wisconsin – Superior (UWS) is sponsoring a campaign that teaches students it is “unfair” to be white, a university spokesperson confirmed to Campus Reform last Wednesday. A poster produced by the Unfair Campaign. The controversial project, named the “Unfair Campaign,” exists to teach students that “systems and institutions are set up for us [whites]” and as such are “unfair.” The campaign’s slogan, as it appears on its official website, is “it’s hard to see racism when you’re White.” The project disseminates its controversial message through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures. Posters produced by...
  • What is Fair

    03/21/2012 3:50:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | March 21, 2012 | John Stossel
    President Obama says he want to make society more fair. Advocates of big government believe fairness means taking from rich people and giving to others: poor people; or people who do things politicians approve of, like making "green" energy equipment (Solyndra); or old people (even rich ones) through Social Security and Medicare. The idea that government can "make life fair" is intuitively appealing to people -- at least until they think about it. I'll try to help. Obama says fairness requires higher taxes, but as The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore asks, "Is it fair that the richest 10 percent...
  • Team Romney's Unfair Attack on Santorum

    03/20/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 95 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/20/2012 | Guy Benson
    First, here's the set-your-hair-on-fire clip about which we're all supposed to be enraged, via Rick Santorum on the stump: "I don't care what the unemployment rate's going to be. It doesn't matter to me..." The horror! Rick Santorum doesn't care about the unemployment rate! Except, the former Senator's sentence went on: " campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It's something more foundational that's going on." What Santorum was conveying -- albeit terribly ham-handedly -- is that his candidacy is about more than mere economic issues. He's arguing that while Mitt Romney's campaign relies on harnessing and exploiting...
  • 9-9-9 = Freedom

    10/26/2011 5:05:45 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies ^ | 10//26/11 | bray
    Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who LOVE us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Titus 3:15 The establishments of both Parties hate the Cain 9-9-9 plan so it must be a great program and it is. The main benefit of this plan is the elimination of the IRS which will turn tax preparation into a breeze. There will essentially be one deduction for most people which will be for charity and all others will be eliminated and then taxed at 9%. The IRS is the primary institution in the District of Corruption that enslaves the...
  • UN to Encourage Terrorists to Break Deal Tenets?

    10/18/2011 1:29:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/11 | David Lev
    Israel was concerned Tuesday night that the United Nations would encourage terrorists who are supposed to remain outside Israel and Gaza to return to their families, after UN Human Rights Council head Navi Pillay said that requiring the terrorists to relocate from their original homes was against international law. Pillay said that the Council may interview terrorists to determine whether or not they willingly agreed to leave their original homes. "It was with a sense of great relief that we have received news of the agreement to exchange prisoners. We do however have concerns regarding reports that hundreds of Palestinian...
  • US Supreme Court halts Texas execution

    09/15/2011 7:05:17 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9-15-2011 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    US Supreme Court halts Texas execution MICHAEL GRACZYK September 15, 2011 HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution Thursday of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial.
  • 7 Examples Of Liberal Unfairness

    08/02/2011 5:44:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 2, 2011 | John Hawkins
    If one child complains that he didn't get as much food as his brother because his frankfurter was cut into four pieces, while his brother's hot dog was cut into five pieces, we laugh. What we often don't realize is that the definitions of "fairness" that adults use are often every bit as arbitrary as those of children. This is why politicians are so in love with the word "fairness." Using that word justifies their attempt to swoop in, ignore merit, overrule the market, and take something from one group of people to give it to another group of people...
  • Birthers missing critical point

    04/23/2011 10:23:25 AM PDT · by GregNH · 92 replies ^ | 4/23/2011 | Steven Kurlander
    [snip]The focus on President Obama's birth certificate diminishes the true questions about the unfairness of the conditions in the Constitution to run for president, which are long overdue for change.
  • Labor Activists Cry Foul Over Wisconsin Election Results(SEIU)

    04/08/2011 11:22:29 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4-8-2011 | Steve Peoples
    Labor Activists Cry Foul Over Wisconsin Election Results By Steve Peoples Roll Call Staff April 8, 2011, 1:12 p.m. Union officials in Wisconsin are calling for thousands of ballots to be immediately impounded and recounted following the revelation that a county clerk’s computer error tipped the state Supreme Court election in conservative Justice David Prosser’s favor. “The mysterious, and arguably timely, discovery of ballots on a personal computer appears to be the latest example of Governor [Scott] Walker and his friends unfairly using the levers of government to silence Wisconsin voters,” Christine Lamitina, a spokeswoman for the Service Employees International...
  • Thousands wrongly claimed electric car tax credit(including prisoners and some IRS employees)

    02/04/2011 8:40:38 AM PST · by greatdefender · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | KEN THOMAS
    <p>WASHINGTON – Car companies like General Motors and Nissan are slowly rolling out rechargeable electric cars. But that didn't stop thousands of U.S. taxpayers, including prisoners and some IRS employees, from incorrectly claiming lucrative tax credits for the electric vehicles last year.</p>
  • Bernanke On Egypt: It Is "Unfair" To Blame The Fed For Rising Food Prices

    02/03/2011 8:20:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/3/11 | Mary Bruce
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today that it was “unfair” to blame the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies for inflation in emerging markets and defended the Fed against accusations that it has contributed to the rise of global food prices, which have fueled political instability in countries like Tunisia and Egypt. Bernanke was asked about the situation in Egypt during a rare question and answer session following a speech today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He initially rejected the premise of the question, but went on to discuss food prices.
  • FReep This Poll:

    01/12/2011 3:42:34 PM PST · by curth · 51 replies
    KTVF -TV ^ | 1/12/2011 The poll can be found about 2/3 of the way down the page on the left hand side. Do you think Sarah Palin is being unfairly accused of inciting the Arizona shooting? Yes (22.9%) No (76.6%) No opinion (0.5%)
  • MSNBC exposed as unfair and very unbalanced

    11/08/2010 9:16:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/8/10 | Gregory Kane
    I believe the term is "schadenfreude." The word comes from the German; it means "enjoyment derived from the troubles of others," according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary's Web site. I found myself coming down with a case of schadenfreude when I learned that MSNBC's Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay. Olbermann's infraction was donating money to Democratic candidates. MSNBC went into what I call "National Public Radio mode," issuing some self-righteous statement about Olbermann violating journalistic ethics and the network's policies that forbid personnel from donating to political campaigns.
  • Robert Byrd replacement not immediate concern for W. Va. Gov (Delay by Dem to avoid election)

    06/30/2010 6:08:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/30/2010 | Lawrence Messina
    West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin doesn't expect to start searching for a successor to U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd until after the longest-serving senator in history is laid to rest next week. Manchin says he's instead focused on comforting Byrd's family and staff, and preparing the West Virginia memorial scheduled for Friday for the iconic figure who died Monday at 92 after years of frail health.
  • Lt Behenna's Parents Respond To Clemency Move

    10/19/2009 4:29:22 PM PDT · by curth · 3 replies · 434+ views
    The parents of imprisoned Army Lt. Michael Behenna of Edmond have responded to the action of the congressional delegation in seeking clemency for their son, convicted of killing an al Qaida operative in Iraq. The trial ended with the revelation that military prosecutors withheld evidence favorable to Behenna in violation of civil and military law and the appeals process is ongoing. Members of the delegation seek an immediate reduction in Behenna's 20-year sentence, and, ultimately, a new trial. Vicki and Scott Behenna said, "Michael and our family are deeply grateful for this show of force by the entire Oklahoma congressional...
  • Sarah 'Barracuda' Palin and the Piranhas of the Press

    07/12/2009 10:24:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies · 2,242+ views
    Inside Politics Daily ^ | 7-8-09 | Carl M. Cannon
    Sarah Palin's rambling abdication speech was hard to follow, let alone acclaim, but in her abrupt announcement that she is withdrawing from public office, the Republican governor of Alaska was hardly the only player in a 10-month drama who demonstrated a lack of self-awareness. Democrats scoffed at her "politics of personal destruction" line, but it's a maxim they originally popularized, and one they will undoubtedly trot out again the next time it happens to one of their own. But the true villains in this political morality play may have been the press. The mainstream media is undergoing its demise, drip...
  • Fairness or Prudence?

    03/01/2009 9:35:33 PM PST · by Sake Mike · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Fairness or Prudence? The pugnacious little devil that he was, Theodore Roosevelt, in 1912, ran against his own handpicked successor, William Howard Taft, split the Republican vote, and handed the presidency to Woodrow Wilson. Wilson, formerly President of Princeton University, is the only man ever elected United States President to have possessed a PHD. Much more subdued in personality than Roosevelt, but no less rigid, his unwillingness to placate the Republican coalition, and specifically Henry Cabot Lodge, the United States of America never became member of the League of Nations, Wilson’s own brainchild conceived to protect the world from war....
  • White Guilt is dead

    01/21/2009 5:11:20 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 73 replies · 2,198+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Jan. 21, 2009 | Tom Adkins
    Look at my fellow conservatives…… silver lining in …… Barak Obama…. Presidency : The Era of White Guilt is over. …..white Americans didn’t [care] about skin color. [Voted] for.. black man. Therefore, as of Nov 4th, 2008, white guilt is dead. ….if a black man can become President, exactly what significant barrier is left?... The dragon is hereby slain. … today, I’m feeling a little “uppity,” if you will. From this day forward, my tolerance level for having my skin color hustled is now exactly ZERO. … time to clean house. No more Reverend Wright’s “God Damn America,” Al Sharpton’s...
  • Smearing Joe the Plumber

    10/29/2008 5:58:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies · 840+ views
    Power Line ^ | October 28, 2008 | John Hinderaker
    Barack Obama reminds me a bit of John Gotti. Obama is no murderer, of course, but here is the analogy: John Gotti (before his incarceration) was a well-dressed, genial, smooth-talking guy. Not a visible threat in sight. But if you crossed him, his thugs were very quickly at your door. Likewise with Barack Obama. He is always at pains to seem high-minded, but his tactics are anything but. If you cross him, his goons, too, are sure to retaliate, albeit in less deadly fashion than Gotti's. The case of Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher is an object lesson in how Obama...
  • BLANKLEY: Media covering for Obama

    09/25/2008 12:29:33 PM PDT · by curth · 9 replies · 222+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/24/2008 | Tony Blankley
    Obama remains unknown Tony Blankley Wednesday, September 24, 2008 The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight out propagandists for the Obama campaign. While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview for decades, in 2007-08 for the first time, the major media are consciously covering for one candidate for president and consciously knifing the other. This is no longer journalism — it is simply propaganda. (The American left-wing version of the Volkischer Beobachter cannot be far behind.) And as a result, we are less than seven weeks away from possibly electing a president who...
  • Mexico tomato growers say warning unfair

    06/11/2008 6:57:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies · 92+ views
    AP ^ | 6/11/08 | Olga Rodriguez
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican growers on Wednesday called a U.S. warning against certain types of their tomatoes unjust, saying it has brought exports to a halt and could cripple Mexico's $900 million industry. Growers said their produce is subject to double the scrutiny that U.S. tomatoes face: inspected first by Mexican officials and then again at the border when crossing into the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is still hunting for the source of a salmonella outbreak linked to three types of raw tomatoes that has sickened 167 people in 17 U.S. states since mid-April. It has...
  • Is the [Huckabee] "Fair Tax" Proposal Really Fair?

    01/27/2008 5:39:52 AM PST · by xcamel · 230 replies · 1,892+ views
    Pajamas ^ | January 27, 2008 | Tim Worstall
    Mike Huckabee’s radical plan for sales tax revenue system only looks seductive, argues Tim Worstall, who demonstrates how the Fair Tax can be easily gamed and how the end of the I.R.S. is really the beginning of an even greater bureaucracy of retail auditors. by Tim Worstall As a Brit, I’ve been watching the back and forth about Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s Fair Tax with amazement. The idea is that the entire current Federal tax system is abolished replaced it with a 23% sales tax upon everything, this meaning we don’t the IRS and individual tax returns. The money...
  • For other men arrested, charges often were minor (Senator Larry Craig)

    09/10/2007 1:53:06 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 40 replies · 1,710+ views
    Pioneer Press and NYT ^ | 10 September 2007 | DUFF WILSON
    The details of Sen. Larry Craig's arrest in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport bathroom shocked his colleagues and constituents, but he was not the only person ensnarled in the airport police action against suspected lewd conduct in the restroom. Thirty-nine other men were arrested at the airport in a three-month period this summer. A review of their cases and interviews with four lawyers representing many of the suspects show how Craig - who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct but now says he is not guilty - fits into the larger picture of the sting operation and sheds light on his...
  • Wolfowitz to Resign -- Effective June 30..

    05/17/2007 3:14:10 PM PDT · by yoely · 137 replies · 5,490+ views
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  • Coke boosts diversity after Lawsuit

    12/01/2006 5:33:57 PM PST · by jsk10 · 20 replies · 660+ views
    Coca-Cola has kept the promises it made to boost diversity after a 1999 race discrimination lawsuit, a task force concluded Friday in its final report on the lawsuit settlement. Coke's chief executive said that, even with the case now closed, the beverage giant will keep working toward "color blindness." The task force monitoring Coke's diversity programs issued the last of five reports to a federal court judge overseeing a settlement the company reached six years ago with minority employees who accused the company of discrimination. Coke agreed to a $192.5 million class action settlement before the case ever went to...
  • What Islamic Science and Philosophy?

    12/01/2006 3:38:36 AM PST · by Northern Alliance · 24 replies · 1,196+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 01, 2006 | Jonathan David Carson
    We know that we are being lied to. Sometimes we just don't realize how much we are being lied to. The more sordid the Islamic present seems, the more we are told of the glories of the Islamic past. And the most glorious of the glories of Islam, the most enlightened of its enlightenments, are the "Islamic science" and "Islamic philosophy" of the Golden Age. So what does Islamic law say about this science and this philosophy? According to Reliance of the Traveller: The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (d. 1368), they are unlawful,...
  • Hamza Wins Go-Ahead To Appeal Over 'Unfair' Trial

    07/28/2006 7:20:56 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 249+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-29-2006 | Duncan Gardham
    Hamza wins go-ahead to appeal over 'unfair' trial By Duncan Gardham (Filed: 29/07/2006) The radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza was given leave to appeal yesterday against his conviction for soliciting to murder on the grounds of the bad publicity he had received before and during the trial. Hamza's lawyers claimed he was unable to get a fair trial because he had become the most notorious person in Britain after the attacks of September 11, 2001 and July 7, 2005. Abu Hamza: ‘adverse publicity’ Edward Fitzgerald, QC, said putting Hamza on trial six years after the last of the speeches was...
  • FCC approves new Internet phone taxes

    06/22/2006 11:30:15 AM PDT · by TheBattman · 26 replies · 1,023+ views
    ZDNet ^ | June 21, 2006 | Anne Broache
    WASHINGTON--An estimated 4 million subscribers to Internet phone services like Vonage could see new fees on their bills under a plan approved Wednesday by federal regulators. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously at its monthly meeting here to require all voice over Internet Protocol services that connect to the public-switched telephone network--as opposed to using peer-to-peer technology, like Skype--to contribute to the Universal Service Fund. The $7.3 billion fund, which has been a feature of U.S. policy for more than 70 years, subsidizes telephone service in rural and low-income areas. It also runs a controversy-plagued program called E-Rate that provides...
  • Pelosi denies being unfair to Jefferson

    06/15/2006 3:28:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 318+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/06 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she had been "more than fair" with embattled Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), rejecting claims to the contrary by black lawmakers and predicting the party rank and file would vote to strip him of his committee seat. "Mr. Jefferson will be dealt with," she said of the Louisiana lawmaker, ensnared in a federal corruption investigation. Democrats met in early evening to consider his fate, at a time they are attempting to make alleged Republican corruption a central theme in their campaign for control of the House. Jefferson spoke at the...
  • Rep. Jim Marshall votes lockstep with liberals on the Death Tax

    04/13/2006 4:34:07 PM PDT · by mnwo · 10 replies · 674+ views ^ | 04/13/2006 | N/A
    Rep. Jim Marshall votes lockstep with liberals on the Death Tax(Warner Robins, GA) Congressman Mac Collins (Ret. R-GA) has reiterated his call for the permanent repeal of the Death Tax. Collins voted for the repeal of this oppressive tax multiple times during his 12 years as a member of the United States House of Representatives. Collins opponent Democrat Jim Marshall, who has voted three times against repealing the Death Tax, has demonstrated his true partisan nature by voting with the Democrats in Congress rather then the people he represents. Marshall voted in lockstep with his party leader Nancy Pelosi on...
  • Boob Job Ban In Space!

    03/29/2006 11:04:52 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 47 replies · 6,903+ views
    Sky News ^ | 3/29/2006 | UK News via Sky News
    Women with boob jobs may be banned from Virgin's space flights. Bosses fear the implants may expand and burst due to cabin pressure, according to The Sun. More than 157 people have paid £115,000 each to travel into space on the Virgin Galactic space "shuttle". Spokesman Will Whitehorn said: "We've discovered there may well be issues with breast augmentation. "We're not sure whether they could stand the trip - they could well explode." People with heart or circulation problems may also be ruled out. The first trips are due in early 2008 and will have room for only seven...
  • Evil Empire

    01/14/2006 6:30:00 PM PST · by Fighting the Machine · 27 replies · 569+ views
    AHHERALD ^ | 1/6/06 | Joseph Martin
    Unfair Labor Practice On December 22, 2005 NJSCA/FOP 200 Parole Officer State Representative Joseph Martin sent an email to the State Parole Board Chairman John D’Amico regarding three very serious labor related issues. Those issues involved the State Parole Board administration forcing parole officers to become essential status without negotiation, the recent epidemic of involuntary transfers against the negotiated contract, and the grievance procedure (a recent grievance decision in particular). Later that same day, State Parole Board Executive Director Michael Dowling scheduled a meeting with the Parole Officer State Representative for 12/23/05 at 9:00am. The following administration staff were present...

    11/16/2005 12:13:10 PM PST · by Eaglewatcher · 18 replies · 711+ views
    Congressman John Linder 's website ^ | April 3rd, 2003 | Congressman John Linder
    House Majority Leader Signs On To Linder’s Bill Abolishing the IRS Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Linder (R-Georgia) is pleased to announce that he has added more than 20 co-sponsors – including House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) – to his innovative tax reform legislation, the FairTax. Linder’s bill, H.R. 25, would abolish all federal income taxes, death taxes, capital gains taxes, and payroll taxes, and replace them with a national retail sales tax. “The momentum behind the FairTax continues to build, and Majority Leader DeLay’s co-sponsorship is just the latest signal that support for the FairTax is growing,” said...
  • Nets Target U.S. Military "Abuses," But Skip Dick Durbin's "Nazi" Rant "

    06/17/2005 2:37:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 706+ views
    MEDIA RESEARCH.ORG ^ | JUNE 17, 2005 | Tim Scheiderer
    Complaints about the U.S. military's treatment of terrorists at Guantanamo Bay were once again featured on all three broadcast network evening newscasts Wednesday. Full stories on ABC, CBS and NBC cast the military on the defensive at congressional hearings. CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer — who has likened Guantanamo to the "Hanoi Hilton," the infamous North Vietnamese prison camp — grumped that "Congress asked a lot of questions today" about Guantanamo, but "the problem is, they didn't get many answers." ABC followed up its story on yesterday's hearings with a second full report by ABC's Terry Moran, who zeroed...
  • Statement by the President Bush on Iranian Elections

    06/16/2005 4:04:46 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 924+ views
    White House ^ | June 16, 2005 | W
    In recent months, the cause of freedom has made enormous gains in the broader Middle East. Millions of people in Afghanistan and Iraq defied terrorists to cast their ballots in free elections. Palestinians voted for a new president who rejects violence and is working for democratic reform, and the people of Lebanon reclaimed their sovereignty and are now voting for new leadership. Across the Middle East, hopeful change is taking place. People are claiming their liberty. And as a tide of freedom sweeps this region, it will also come eventually to Iran. The Iranian people are heirs to a great...
  • CA: Tests unfair to non-English speaking students, lawsuit claims

    06/01/2005 2:26:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 954+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/05 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Ten school districts filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state, claiming students who are learning to speak English should be tested in their native language as mandated by federal law. The school districts, joined by two bilingual-education advocacy groups, say the 1.6 million students and their schools are penalized because tests given in English do not accurately measure how well English-learners understand academic subjects. The federal No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President Bush in 2002, requires schools to show academic improvement among their students each year, with a goal of having every child proficient in...
  • NASCAR Driver Says Female Phenom Has Unfair Edge(Danica Patrick)

    05/28/2005 8:03:38 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 277 replies · 8,371+ views
    Robby Gordon accused Danica Patrick of having an unfair advantage in the Indianapolis 500 and said Saturday he will not compete in the race again unless the field is equalized. Gordon, a former open-wheel driver now in NASCAR, contends that Patrick is at an advantage over the rest of the competitors because she only weighs 100 pounds. Because all the cars weigh the same, Patrick's is lighter on the race track. "The lighter the car, the faster it goes," Gordon said. "Do the math. Put her in the car at her weight, then put me or Tony Stewart in the...
  • why did you ban me? (ZOT!!! What is the sound of one troll frying?)

    05/13/2005 9:17:36 AM PDT · by janet_leeds · 216 replies · 6,348+ views
    Yes. I am new to this website and was wondering why my account was banned? I posted an article I wrote about how Buddhism not Islam is a threat to America and is the fastest growing religion instead of Islam. I noted how Buddhism denies the existence of God and the divinity of Christ, I also made note of how Buddhists practice an evil satanic ceremony called doku. It is a ritual where Buddhist monks use a doku drum made of the hide of a white christian baby to conjure up demons for human sacrifice. Using three fingers they beat...