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  • Man Pushed to His Death in Front of Subway Train in NYC

    11/17/2014 6:08:17 AM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 16, 2014 | Gillian Mohney
    New York police were searching today for a man who pushed a 61-year-old man onto subway tracks, where he was killed by a train. Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, was standing with his wife and waiting for a downtown train at a Bronx subway station this morning, when he was pushed off the platform, according to the New York Police Department. Police said Kwok was killed this morning after being pushed into the path of an oncoming train at 8:44 a.m. Police confirmed that Kwok was pushed as he was waiting with his wife for a downtown train at the East...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Gruesome details emerge in north side home invasion

    11/06/2013 4:32:41 PM PST · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 76 replies
    WISHTV (Indianapolis) ^ | November 6, 2013 | Brooke Martin
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Court documents released Monday outlined a Tuesday home invasion on the north side. It paints a picture of a nightmarish home invasion, repeated rape, gunshots and robbery. It was early morning on Oct. 29 when, according to police, six suspects entered the family's home. Detectives said during the investigation it was discovered there was no forced entry but alluded to unsecured back doors that had structural issues. The suspects started in the parent's bedroom, yelling to give them money. That woke up the daughter and began a long, gruesome period of crime. Eventually suspects drove the mother to...
  • Arabs Attempt to Storm Tree Planting, Jewish Town in Gush Etzion

    01/27/2013 2:37:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/13 | David Lev
    As Israelis in the town of Netzer in Gush Etzion attempted to participate in a tree-planting event organized by Women in Green, a mob of Arab thugs and international anarchists rioted, attempting to physically prevent the tree-planting from taking place. After an extended face-off, with a major riot nearly breaking out, the Arabs and anarchists left the planting site. .....
  • A Joke For April 27

    04/27/2011 5:27:14 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 18 replies
    The Quarterback Courtesy of Cathy Craddock The coach had put together the perfect team for the Detroit Lions. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win. Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in Afghanistan .. In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Afghan Muslim soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards away.
  • Video Of Apparent Blizzard Clean-Up, Slow-Down Surfaces

    01/04/2011 6:19:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Sanitation workers spotted asleep on the job, apparently hanging out at a Coney Island Dunkin Donuts for 11 straight hours and some drinking beer for six or seven hours instead of working are all being probed. “If they find people that did criminal acts they’re going to arrest them,” Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said. Sources tell Kramer that one of the most amazing charges being investigated concerns the reported refusal of some sanitation supervisors to give assignments to crews of Department of Transportation plows that were sent to sanitation districts to plow residential and secondary streets in the...
  • Senate Approves New START (13 Republicans Approve Bending Over For Putin)

    12/22/2010 12:46:43 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 145 replies · 3+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/22/10 | K. Trinko
    The New START treaty has just passed the Senate, 71 to 26. The treaty needed 67 votes for ratification. UPDATE: Thirteen Republicans voted to ratify the treaty: Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Bob Bennett (Utah), Scott Brown (Mass.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Judd Gregg (N.H.), Johnny Isakson (Georgia), Mike Johanns (Nebraska), Richard Lugar (Indiana), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Olympia Snowe (Maine), and George Voinovich (Ohio).
  • Senate Passes Sweeping Finance Overhaul

    07/15/2010 1:05:59 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 33 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 7/15/2010 | VICTORIA MCGRANE And MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN
    WASHINGTON—The Senate approved a wide-ranging overhaul of the nation's financial regulations Thursday, handing President Barack Obama his second major domestic-policy victory of the year. The legislation passed, 60-39, largely along party lines. Republicans Sens. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both of Maine, joined Democrats in supporting the bill. Sen. Russ Feingold (D., Wisc.) was the only Democrat to vote against the measure.
  • U.S. addicts killed Mexican hero

    01/02/2010 5:35:36 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 118 replies · 2,590+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 2, 2010 | Editorial
    When Neil Young warbled about the needle and the damage done; when Steppenwolf begged for God to damn the pusher; the focus was on the drug, its harmful effects and the evil people who sold it on the street. Good people have tried to slow the scourge of mind-altering drugs, calling for everything from brutal enforcement ("... (I)f I were the president of this land ... I'd declare total war on The Pusher man/I'd cut him if he stands, and I'd shoot him if he'd run/Yes I'd kill him with my Bible and my razor and my gun," sang Steppenwolf...
  • Can you solve the puzzle?

    06/11/2009 4:38:47 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 1 replies · 511+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 11, 2009 | MT
    Can you name the weapon and location where Colonel Mustard killed Miss Scarlet? Watch video poem and crack the encrypted code.z-n-k-y-z-a-t-e j-k-g-z-n c-o-z-n-x-u-v-k g-i-r-a-k Yes, you're guilty, Colonel Mustard. Scarlet met her fate. Just tell where and how you did it. The hour's getting late. Sure. I'll give the honest answer In encrypted text. You decode my string of letters Or you'll leave perplexed. Three columns of ordered letters Left stacked first to last. Lover corresponds with hater. Future lines with past. z-n-k-y-z-a-t-e j-k-g-z-n c-o-z-n-x-u-v-k g-i-r-a-k
  • A Shield From Government Land Grabs (Steven Greenhut On The Truth About Prop. 90 Alert)

    08/27/2006 10:53:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 510+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 08/20/06 | Steven Greenhut
    Likewise, I've been reading the imaginative arguments from the "No on 90" committee. Proposition 90, slated for the November ballot, would ban the use of eminent domain for private uses – i.e., the transfer of your home to Costco – and would make governments pay compensation when they use regulations to steal property – i.e., the city of Brea's theft of millions of dollars in property by downzoning it so virtually nothing can be built on the land. Most Californians, liberal and conservative, would no doubt agree with the fundamental principles here. Yet a coalition of organizations in the anti-90...
  • Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List

    08/23/2006 11:09:23 PM PDT · by balch3 · 206 replies · 2,941+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2006 | Cornelia Dean
    Evolutionary biology has vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students. The omission is inadvertent, said Katherine McLane, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education, which administers the grants. “There is no explanation for it being left off the list,” Ms. McLane said. “It has always been an eligible major.” Another spokeswoman, Samara Yudof, said evolutionary biology would be restored to the list, but as of last night it was still missing. If a major is not on the list, students in that major cannot get grants unless...
  • South Carolina Praised for Requiring Students to Critically Analyze Evolutionary Theory

    08/02/2006 9:17:33 AM PDT · by JCEccles · 416 replies · 3,654+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 12, 2006 | Staff
    Columbia, SC –- After months of debate, today the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee unanimously ratified high school biology standards requiring students to understand why "scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory." The South Carolina State Board of Education adopted the standards unanimously last month, and submitted them to the EOC for approval. South Carolina’s new evolution standard does not require teaching the theory of intelligent design. The biology standard approved requires students to be able to, “Summarize ways that scientists use data from a variety of sources to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary...
  • Anti-Israel Protests Include Praise for Terror Leader Nasrallah

    08/01/2006 5:46:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 329+ views
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 8/1/6 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    Anti-Israel protests are taking place the world over; even in Israel. Protesters often praise terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah; in Ramallah, they called for him to bomb Tel Aviv. A stormy protest against Israel's anti-Hizbullah campaign in Lebanon took place in front of the American consulate in eastern Jerusalem on Tuesday morning. Five protesters were arrested when the demonstration, which included tens of Jewish and Arab participants, turned violent. Arab protesters at the event chanted slogans in praise of Hizbullah and its warlord-leader, Hassan Nasrallah. A police spokesperson said that officers were attacked by the crowd when they moved in...
  • Top Republican asks Bush to push for immediate Lebanon ceasefire (Hagel)

    07/31/2006 1:25:51 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 104 replies · 2,273+ views
    AFP ^ | July 31 2006
    A leading Republican senator urged US President George W. Bush to call for an immediate ceasefire in the war between Israel and the militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon. "The sickening slaughter on both sides must end now. President Bush must call for an immediate ceasefire. This madness must stop," Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, a possible candidate in the 2008 presidential election, said on the Senate floor. The Bush administration has been under pressure from Arab and European states to press Israel into halting its offensive, but has received relatively limited pressure from US lawmakers -- especially those in his own...
  • Senator Lincoln Chafee(R) calls for immediate cease-fire.

    07/19/2006 6:36:03 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 91 replies · 2,017+ views
    Fox TV
    Senator Lincoln Chafee(R) calls for immediate siece-fire. Blames Bush administration for failures in Middle-East.
  • Park owner (Kent Hovind) pleads not guilty to tax fraud

    07/18/2006 10:21:51 AM PDT · by Condorman · 111 replies · 2,096+ views
    Pensacola News Journal ^ | 7/18/2006 | Michael Stewart
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  • Bush says Muslim welcome to head UN

    07/13/2006 4:43:11 PM PDT · by Nice50BMG · 39 replies · 1,036+ views
    Bush says Muslim welcome to head UN (AFP) 11 July 2006 WASHINGTON - US President George W. Bush said he did not oppose the idea of a Muslim being the next UN Secretary General as long as they were willing to “blow the whistle” on human rights abuses. At the same time, he told a small group of reporters on Monday, two days before leaving for Germany and a group summit in Russia, ”we’re really looking in the Far East right now” to find a successor to UN chief Kofi Annan. But asked whether he would oppose a Muslim in...
  • Earliest hominid: Not a hominid at all?

    06/19/2006 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 81 replies · 1,713+ views
    University of Michigan News Service ^ | June 19, 2006 | Laura Bailey
    ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The earliest known hominid fossil, which dates to about 7 million years ago, is actually some kind of ape, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Michigan. The finding, they say, suggests scientists should rethink whether we actually descended from apes resembling chimpanzees, which are considered our closest relatives. U-M anthropologist Milford Wolpoff and colleagues examined images and the original paper published on the discovery of the Toumaď cranium (TM 266) or Sahelanthropus tchadensis, as well as a computer reconstruction of the skull. Two other colleagues were actually able to examine the skull,...
  • The Ultimate in Genealogy [Review of Nicholas Wade's "Before the Dawn"]

    06/20/2006 7:33:51 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 53 replies · 1,262+ views
    National Review ^ | John Derbyshire
    [Skipped a few intro paragraphs]Before there were modern humans there were hominids, those not-quite-humans who formed one arm of the great chimp-human split of five million or so years ago. The chimps went off on one path through evolutionary space, the hominids on another. By 50,000 years ago there were at least three species of hominid: the Neanderthals in Europe, homo erectus in Asia, and modern humans in Africa. (The recently discovered “hobbit” hominids of Flores Island in Indonesia were probably a downsized subspecies of homo erectus.) Then a tremendous event occurred. A small band of modern humans — it...
  • ACLU Demands and Dover Designs [School Board Conspiracy gave ACLU #1M]

    06/17/2006 12:19:17 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 72 replies · 1,524+ views
    American Enterprise Online ^ | June 2006 | Joe Manzari and Seth Cooper
    If the ACLU happens to sue your small hometown and then demands $1 million dollars for their lawyers, would you call them generous and charitable? Strangely enough, that's exactly what they’ve done to the small town of Dover, Pennsylvania. Following the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State's (AUSCS) federal trial court victory in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Board (M.D.Penn. 2005), the ACLU recently announced it would "generously" demand only $1 million in costs and attorneys fees. Why $1 million you may ask? According to the ACLU’s Eric Rothschild, “We think it’s important that the public...
  • Defending science education against intelligent design: a call to action

    05/03/2006 8:23:06 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 972 replies · 7,669+ views
    American Society for Clinical Investigation ^ | 01 May 2006 | Alan D. Attie, Elliot Sober, Ronald L. Numbers, etc.
    We review here the current political landscape and our own efforts to address the attempts to undermine science education in Wisconsin. To mount an effective response, expertise in evolutionary biology and in the history of the public controversy is useful but not essential. However, entering the fray requires a minimal tool kit of information. Here, we summarize some of the scientific and legal history of this issue and list a series of actions that scientists can take to help facilitate good science education and an improved atmosphere for the scientific enterprise nationally. Finally, we provide some model legislation that has...
  • Darwin in medical school

    06/08/2006 9:57:58 AM PDT · by Right Wing Professor · 145 replies · 1,838+ views
    Stanford Medicine Magazine ^ | Summer 2006 | MITZI BAKER
    Some scientists call for a bigger dose of evolution in doctors' educations Joon Yun, MD, began considering how evolution applies to human health a decade ago, when his first heart disease patients died. These cases disturbed Yun, then a Stanford radiology resident. But they also intrigued him. Having studied evolutionary biology in college, Yun tried fitting these medical failures into that framework. His mind wandered to the early days of humans when heart disease was a rare trigger of death. In the prehistoric era, a more likely cause of death would have been an attack by a predator. The human...
  • Evolution in action? African fish could be providing rare example of forming two separate species

    06/02/2006 11:35:07 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 950 replies · 7,705+ views
    Cornell University ^ | 01 June 2006 | Sara Ball
    Avoiding quicksand along the banks of the Ivindo River in Gabon, Cornell neurobiologists armed with oscilloscopes search for shapes and patterns of electricity created by fish in the water. They know from their previous research that the various groups of local electric fish have different DNA, different communication patterns and won't mate with each other. However, they now have found a case where two types of electric signals come from fish that have the same DNA. The researchers' conclusion: The fish appear to be on the verge of forming two separate species. "We think we are seeing evolution in action,"...
  • How Coherent Is the Human Evolution Story?

    06/01/2006 1:12:18 PM PDT · by Sopater · 364 replies · 3,999+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | William Hoesch, M.S.
    "Australopithocines evolved into Homo erectus around 1.5 million years ago and Homo erectus, in turn, evolved into Homo sapiens around 400,000 years ago." This is presented to school children as no less certain than Washington's crossing of the Delaware. The statement makes dual claims: (1) there are fundamental anatomical differences between these three categories, and (2) each occurs in the right time frame. Let us examine these claims. The anatomical differences between these three groups must be very substantial for the statement to have any meaning. Any anthropologist should be able to spot a Homo erectus on a crowded subway...
  • Coulter's hottest book ever - 'Godless: The Church of Liberalism' takes on Darwin

    05/09/2006 11:12:12 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 1,099 replies · 16,642+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 9, 2006
    America's most beloved and most despised commentator goes for the jugular like never before in her new book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." This is not Ann Coulter's fence-mending mission with her enemies. In her new book, available now through the WND Book Service at a discount of 32 percent, Coulter shows how liberal hostility to traditional religion stems from the fact that liberalism is itself a religion – a godless one. And, she reveals, thanks to the liberals who dominate the courts, the government bureaucracies, the schools and the media, liberalism is now the established religion in America....
  • Bush Speech in Irvine - Live

    04/24/2006 9:23:15 AM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 865 replies · 8,812+ views
    KFMB Radio ^ | April 24, 2006 | n/a
    His speech started about 8 minutes ago. You can listen live at http://760kfmb.com/listen_live/
  • Heckler prompts Bush apology

    04/20/2006 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 410 replies · 6,837+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 April 2006
    A HECKLER from the Falun Gong spiritual movement, who entered White House grounds as a reporter, interrupted a formal arrival ceremony for Chinese President Hu Jintao today, prompting President George W. Bush to apologise to his guest. After being welcomed by Mr Bush, the Chinese president was just beginning his response when a woman, who had been allowed into the press section, started shouting. She was escorted away by a uniformed US guard. "President Hu, your days are numbered. President Bush, make him stop persecuting Falun Gong," the woman yelled. US officials later identified her as Wang Wenyi, 47, a...
  • Please allow me to vent here...

    04/20/2006 11:52:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 113 replies · 2,565+ views
    I just saw on Foxnews that President Bush's poll numbers have taken another dive. Gee I wonder why? Maybe the average American isn't thrilled about our President hosting the Red Chinese..complete with marching bands..and a 21 gun salute. Maybe the average American isn't thrilled that 12000 illegal aliens enter the US every day. Screw guest workers, screw the economy..if the terrorist sneak some sort of bomb in here..its all gonna be blown to hell anyways. Maybe the average American isn't thrilled that Iran was named CHAIRMAN of the disarm committee of the UN..and we don't hear A PEEP from our...
  • Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Fundraiser (Ed Asner; Warren Beatty, Senator Barbara Boxer alert

    02/02/2006 4:51:50 PM PST · by angelsonmyside · 40 replies · 1,413+ views
    Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Fundraiser Saturday February 04 Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, the first Member of Congress to call on the President to bring our troops home, will be in Los Angeles on Saturday February 4th for a very exciting but critical fundraiser against the most well-known, well-financed challenger she's ever faced. She is facing a primary challenge from a termed-out Assemblyman Joe Nation, a moderate Democrat who has been critical of her stand on the war and on bringing home our troops. He is raising money from people who have given money to Tom DeLay and Bush-Cheney and his legislative district...
  • Dozens killed in stampede during hajj

    01/12/2006 5:09:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies · 1,359+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 12, 2006
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - At least 50 people were killed in crowding during the stoning ritual at the hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, witnesses said. The Arab television news station Al-Arabiya reported dozens of pilgrims died. Reuters journalists counted at least 50 bodies lined up on the ground and covered in white shrouds. Some were being placed on lorries by medics. The stampede broke out as tens of thousands of pilgrims filed past al-Jamarat, a series of three pillars representing the devil that the faithful pelt with stones to purge themselves of sin.
  • Stanley Tookie Williams’ Public Viewing

    12/18/2005 10:24:13 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 88 replies · 4,612+ views
    Save Tookie ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, December 18, 2005 PRESS CONTACT: Jasmyne Cannick (Local Media) (323) 839-0216 jasmynecannick@hotmail.com LaNiece Jones (Int’l and Nat’l Media) (510) 568-5899 lajpr@aol.com Viewing to Take Place on Monday, Memorial Service Slated for Tuesday LOS ANGELES - There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for peacemaker Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel...
  • Church fire linked with riots (Sydney)

    12/13/2005 3:19:19 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 28 replies · 930+ views
    Sydney Morning-Herald ^ | 12-15-05 | staff
    A fire that destroyed a west Sydney church hall may be linked to the race riots in Cronulla, NSW Premier Morris Iemma says. Four men were seen near the Uniting Church hall, which is next to an Islamic centre, in Auburn before the fire broke out about 1.30am (AEDT) today. It took about 30 firefighters up to two hours to control the blaze, which is still burning in small pockets this morning. The fire follows two days of violent assaults and vandalism during ethnic clashes in Sydney. It also follows an incident last night in nearby St Joseph the Worker...
  • Ex-POW Jessica Lynch says US used her as Iraq war symbol

    08/08/2005 9:32:05 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 84 replies · 3,890+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/7/05
    Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, whose capture and rescue in the early days of the Iraq war turned her into a US icon, said in an interview that the US government had used her as an upbeat symbol in the conflict. "I think I provided a way to boost everybody's confidence about the war," Lynch told Time magazine. "I was used as a symbol. They could show the war was going great because 'we rescued this person.' It doesn't bother me anymore. It used to," she said.
  • LIVE THREAD: Senate Coverage AND Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote on Bolton nomination

    04/19/2005 11:07:48 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 1,966 replies · 73,499+ views
    C-span
    OK..here's what we know..Senate is in recess for the weekly party caucus luncheons. Supposed to resume at 2:15. on C-span 2.. The Foreign Relations committee is supposed to meet at 2:45 to vote on the Bolton nomination. Lugar has refused requests for a delay. Just before the Senate recessed, Reid objected to Frist's UC request for the Froeign Relations committee to meet today. Frist withdrew his request..
  • Can’t Find A Good Man? Blame Feminism!

    03/07/2005 6:38:41 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 141 replies · 3,834+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | July 17, 2004 | Resa LaRu Kirkland
    Does any decent American man want a modern American woman? Signs are there…no, they don’t, or given our behavior, they shouldn’t. And we only have women to blame. Yeah, I said it—women. Now I’ve suspected this for a long time. After all, the damage done to society by the rants of feminism—or as I call it, Pussy Politics—is far-reaching and deeply embedded into our education system, insuring that the next generation is as bludgeoned with the lie as their parents were. My foray into this lie began years ago, when as a little girl I began hearing the rumblings of...
  • Fox's 24 Angers Muslim Group ("CAIR" to guess whose upset?)

    12/29/2004 2:34:06 PM PST · by go-dubya-04 · 66 replies · 5,088+ views
    By Jim Finkle -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/29/2004 3:54:00 PM Fox is under fire from at least one group for scenes in the Jan. 9 debut of drama 24 that portray a Muslim teen-ager and his parents as members of a terrorist cell plotting a mass attack on Americans. It’s the second Fox show to generate controversy in the past two weeks, following demands by the National Council for Adoption that Fox cancel Who’s Your Daddy, a guess-your-birthfather reality special the network may develop into a series. Concerns about 24 were raised by a preview of the Jan. 9 season-opener...
  • Yasser, That's My Baby

    12/08/2004 6:02:03 AM PST · by RepCath · 9 replies · 354+ views
    Mich News ^ | 12-06-2004 | Irwin N. Graulich
    He was responsible for blowing up babies in pizza parlors. Yet Jacques Chirac did everything possible to save his life and honor him. He had babies shot in their homes and schools, sometimes while their mothers watched. Yet Jimmy Carter welcomed him into his home in Plains, while Rosalind actually served him a nice dinner. Much of Europe and Scandinavia called him "a great and courageous leader," yet he orphaned the babies of 11 Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich Olympics. He murdered a disabled, elderly American tourist, the wheelchair-confined grandfather of the Klinghoffer babies by "heroically" tossing grandpa off...
  • Help with an Oil Argument (Vanity)

    10/12/2004 1:08:01 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 74 replies · 1,364+ views
    my own twisted world | me
    Ok here it goes.... My co-workers here seem to be pushing a bit to the left concerning the oil prices. They know I am a conservative and continually say the President should step in and that he is only getting rich (wow I have never heard that one before!!). I came back with it is market driven and teh price of oil is driven by the buyers wanting to secure their supply and therefore bid a higher amount. They looked like deer in the headlights until one guy came back with well Exxon made X number of billions in profits...
  • Kerry Fundraiser in Chicago April 8 (Freep Op?)

    04/06/2004 1:28:31 PM PDT · by Turin_Turambar · 4 replies · 173+ views
    John Kerry and most of Illinois' top Democrats will be at a reception and dinner on April 8 at 6:00, entitled "Chicago to the Max!." Tickets are $1000 a plate for "silver" seating and $2000 a plate for "gold" seating. The reception will be at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker.
  • 27 pilots say will refuse to operate in territories

    09/24/2003 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 21 replies · 184+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/24/03 | Amos Harel,
    Twenty-seven active and retired reserve duty pilots have signed a letter sent Wednesday to Israel Air Force chief, Major General Dan Halutz, in which they wrote they would refuse to participate in any operations targeting Palestinian civilians in the territories. "We refuse to perform attacks that are illegal or immoral, of the kind Israel executes in the territories" the letter said. Sources in the IAF reacted to the letter, saying the signatories were all inactive or veteran pilots who were never asked to carry out targeted assassinations in the territories. Among the signatories is reserve duty Brigadier General Yiftah Spector,...
  • U.S. Military Detains Al-Jazeera Reporter

    09/10/2003 3:55:00 PM PDT · by Shermy · 13 replies · 831+ views
    AP ^ | September 10, 2003
    BADHGAD, Iraq - The U.S. military said early Thursday that it had detained an Al-Jazeera reporter, saying she had broken its "ground rules." A military spokesman in Baghdad said he had no other details on the Wednesday arrest nor on what ground rules were broken by the reporter for the Qatar-based Arabic satellite channel. The U.S. military was not known to have issued any such rules. Al-Jazeera reported that Baghdad correspondent, Atwar Bahjat, was detained while she was covering explosions in Baghad that went off while she was in the area. There were no other immediate details of the blasts....
  • "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More

    08/30/2003 5:48:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 377 replies · 2,463+ views
    "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More Mark Tooley August 22, 2003 When arguing for church acceptance of homosexuality, most advocates talk about monogamy. But others are bolder. “I am a strong ally of those in healthy, polyamorous relationships,” declared Debra Kolodny. She argued that having multiple sexual partners can be “holy.” Kolodyn was leading a workshop at the WOW (Witness Our Welcome) 2003 convention, an ecumenical gathering for “sexually and gender inclusive Christians.” Hundreds of homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual people gathered under the “queer” banner in Philadelphia August 14-17 to urge religious acceptance of non-traditional sexual behaviors. According...
  • DARK DAYS - ENEMY OF THE WEEK (YOU CHOOSE)

    07/18/2003 11:54:30 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 4 replies · 192+ views
    American Prowler ^ | 7/18/2003 | By Enemy Central
    Here we go again. Or rather there they go again. Before we could round up the usual suspects, they rounded themselves up, threw themselves into a secure cell, locked the door, and tossed the key into the moat below their prison window. They intend to stay put until George W. Bush is impeached, defeated, and drawn and tie-dyed. The group comprises an ideal mix of Democrat Dems and Democrat hacks: Ted Kennedy, Paul Krugman, Dick Durbin, Paul Krugman, John Kerry, Paul Krugman, and Joe Commissar, Harold Meyerson, and, for sheer gall, Robert Scheer, that panty hose. Have we forgotten anyone?...
  • Hollywood Scream Test

    07/01/2003 10:26:01 AM PDT · by yoe · 3 replies · 203+ views
    News Max ^ | July 1, 2003 | James Hirsen
    Five battling Dems put aside their disagreements long enough to please the Hollywood crowd and take some whacks at President Bush. Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Arianna Huffington, Alan Ladd Jr., "Pulp Fiction" producer Lawrence Bender and Laurie David (wife of "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David) were behind the League of Conservation Voters debate in Los Angeles. So says the New York Daily News. League of Conservation Voters, which hosted the event on the eve of Bush's arrival in southern California, also ran a 30-second TV advertisement just as Air Force One was landing in L.A. The ad claimed that Bush has...
  • Demonstration in Douglas calls for citizen review of border incidents

    06/22/2003 2:11:45 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 15 replies · 229+ views
    Tucson Citizen ^ | 22 June 2003 | Claudine LoMonaco
    <p>Approximately fifty marchers came out in support of a plan by head of the Cochise County Democratic Party Jim Cooper to create a citizen's panel to review Border Patrol assaults on illegal immigrants.</p> <p>The marchers gathered in Douglas Saturday morning to honor Ricardo Olivares Martinez, a 22-year-old immigrant who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on June 5th.</p>
  • Santorum Crisis Exposes Republican Weakness

    04/28/2003 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Remedy · 309 replies · 722+ views
    The Pro-Family Law Center ^ | 29-Apr-2003 | Scott Lively
    The Rick Santorum controversy has illuminated a serious problem in the Republican Party: its leaders seem woefully ill-prepared to defend the pro-family position on homosexuality. As an attorney who trains pro-family activists how to debate this issue, I would like to offer my fellow Republicans the following advice. First, don't dodge the issue in fear of political correctness or pro-"gay" media bias. Stand confidently upon the essential pro-family presuppositions that resonate with people of common sense: 1) normality is that which functions according to its design, 2) the heterosexual design of the human body and the natural family is self-evident,...
  • Libertarians Join Liberals in Challenging Sodomy Law

    03/19/2003 12:48:02 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 590 replies · 242+ views
    NYTimes ^ | March 19, 2003 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    The constitutional challenge to the Texas "homosexual conduct" law that the Supreme Court will take up next week has galvanized not only traditional gay rights and civil rights organizations, but also libertarian groups that see the case as a chance to deliver their own message to the justices. The message is one of freedom from government control over private choices, economic as well as sexual. "Libertarians argue that the government has no business in the bedroom or in the boardroom," Roger Pilon, vice president for legal affairs at the Cato Institute, said today, describing the motivation for the institute, a...
  • Assault weapons ban back on the table

    03/06/2003 8:13:07 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 14 replies · 333+ views
    SF Gate ^ | Wednesday, March 5, 2003 | Edward Epstein
    <p>Washington -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein and President Bush seem headed for a showdown over her effort to renew the federal assault weapons ban after the administration hedged Tuesday on a presidential pledge to support the renewal.</p> <p>The semiautomatic assault weapons bill, which barely passed in 1994, stands as a legislative hallmark of Feinstein's 10 years in the Senate. It is due to expire in September 2004, unless Congress votes to reauthorize it and Bush signs the bill. In his 2000 presidential campaign, Bush came out for renewal and for an additional provision to ban the import of ammunition- feeding devices of 10 bullets or more.</p>
  • Peace marches? War protests? Anti-bombing demonstrations? What's the right term?

    02/16/2003 5:39:36 PM PST · by southernnorthcarolina · 64 replies · 479+ views
    vanity | February 16, 2002 | southernnorthcarolina
    Excuse the vanity post. I'll make it brief.There are more stories than I care to count, and a commensurate number of FR threads, on peace marches, war protests, anti-bombing demonstrations, anti-military rallies, call them what you will. And what should they be called?May I suggest a little straightforward language? When you discuss the matter with friends and family, when you write letters to the editor, when you call a talk radio program, refer to them as anti-American rallies. Because the unvarnished truth is, whether these assemblies take place in Baghdad, Paris, London, or Charlotte, that's what they are.The participants, of...