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  • Voting rights Restored For 13K Felons In Virginia

    08/22/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies & AP ^ | August 22, 2016 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press
    A defiant Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the state Supreme Court. Virginia's highest court ruled in July that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must consider each offender on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a sweeping executive order issued by McAuliffe in April that had given back the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences. McAuliffe blasted the court Monday for ignoring the "the clear text of the...
  • Hurricane Sandy vs. Hurricane Katrina

    11/28/2012 1:51:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    NY Times Blogs ^ | November 27, 2012, 4:17 pm | ANDY NEWMAN
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made headlines and raised eyebrows Monday when he said that while Hurricane Katrina was deadlier than Hurricane Sandy, the latter storm was “more impactful” over all and “affected many, many more people and places than Katrina.” Mr. Cuomo added that Hurricane Sandy had a greater economic impact, destroyed or damaged more units of housing, affected more businesses and caused more customers to lose power. For our part, City Room decided to undertake a little truth-squadding. While apples-to-apples numbers for the two storms are very difficult to come by, especially given that Hurricane Sandy’s costs are still...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

    11/15/2012 4:48:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/15/12 | reason tv
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • Taxman Obama vs Rx

    08/09/2011 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/9/11 | rx2008
    a cutup of obama "singing" taxman, by the beatles - because let's face it, it's a tax.
  • EPA Vs. Fireworks

    07/13/2011 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    IBD ^ | 7/13/11 | Editorial
    Overregulation: The Environmental Protection Agency is at it again — this time eyeing smog standards so stringent it could actually force cities to choose between July 4th fireworks and hugely expensive new rules. When the EPA was enacting stricter smog standards in the '90s, critics said some communities would have to sacrifice things like 4th of July fireworks to comply. Then-EPA-head Carol Browner dismissed such talk as "nothing more than scare tactics" from polluters. "They are false," she said in 1977. "They are wrong. They are manipulative." Tell that to Wichita. Few would think of this south-central city in Kansas...
  • The Ulsterman Report: Confirmed – Russians Play Obama for a Fool

    01/05/2011 10:13:29 AM PST · by bkopto · 15 replies
    Newsflavor ^ | Jan 3, 2011 | Ulsterman
    ...With the Russian’s most recent interpretations of what the START treaty actually imposes against the United States, lawmakers in DC – even some Democrats, are pointing fingers once again at an ineffectual Obama White House. The Obama administration had assured these lawmakers the Russians would not attempt to impose limitations on America’s missile defense capabilities – that those Republicans warning of just such a thing were, “playing politics with national defense.” Now it appears the Obama White House and the Democratic Party leadership either lied, or have been utterly played for fools by their Russian counterparts.
  • Schwarzenegger slams Palin

    12/15/2009 2:52:09 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 29 replies · 1,140+ views ^ | December 15, 2009 | CNN politicalticker
    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Schwarzenegger slams Palin « - Blogs from
  • Obama vs. Jihadis... Clinton-like confusion

    04/12/2009 8:57:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 362+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | 4/12/09 | Jawa
    Obama's Team vs Al-Qaeda Linked Al-Shabaab Drudge links to this disturbing article regarding the arguments among Obama's team in regards to al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab. Some want to strike al-Shabaab's training camps while others want a non military, more patient approach. The reasoning for the later? Senior Obama administration officials are debating how to address a potential terrorist threat to U.S. interests from a Somali extremist group, with some in the military advocating strikes against its training camps. But many officials maintain that uncertainty about the intentions of the al-Shabab organization Sure, alQaeda linked al-Shabaab want nothing more than peace and...
  • Peace Now vs. Hevron Settlers

    01/20/2009 10:24:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 161+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1/20/09 | Hillel Fendel The latest episode of Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem (TNL) contrasts Hevron's Jews with members of radical left-wing Peace Now. TNL, a live, monthly pro-Torah English TV broadcast well into its second six-month season on Israel National News TV, is co-hosted by Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel, with the help of special guests and Jewish music bands, who together celebrate the beauty of Torah and Judaism in the State of Israel in Holy Land. The current Episode 25 features on-the-street interviews with Peace Now members at a "peace" rally, juxtaposed with similar interviews with Jews living in Hevron. While...
  • Texas Cat Fight: Bird Lover on TrialFor Feline Felony

    09/01/2007 4:06:24 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 59 replies · 1,328+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 September 2007 | BARRY NEWMAN
    This month, a jury may decide if the 54-year-old founder of the Galveston Ornithological Society was acting within his rights when he impeded the progress of a bird-stalking predator by means of a bullet. Mr. Stevenson is due to stand trial for felony cat murder. "There are people with the wrong perception of this," he said in his Chevy compact on a stormy morning, driving along a wide beach at Galveston Island's western tip, where curlews, egrets, stilts and herons strut in the tide pools. He stopped at the pilings beneath the San Luis Pass bridge: the scene of the...
  • "Cole Goes On" -- the debate continues

    12/15/2006 7:04:39 AM PST · by MurryMom · 38 replies · 877+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 8, 2005 | Jonah Goldberg
    Anyway, I do think my judgment is superior to his [Juan Cole's] when it comes to the big picture. So, I have an idea: Since he doesn't want to debate anything except his own brilliance, let's make a bet. I predict that Iraq won't have a civil war, that it will have a viable constitution, and that a majority of Iraqis and Americans will, in two years time, agree that the war was worth it. I'll bet $1,000 (which I can hardly spare right now). This way neither of us can hide behind clever word play or CV reading. If...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Greenpeace mulls raps vs Masinloc guards(greenpeace activists get beat down hard then arrested)

    11/13/2005 3:17:46 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 968+ views ^ | 11 12 05 | Blanche S. Rivera
    Editor's Note: Published on Page A3 of the November 12, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer GREENPEACE, THE ENVIRONMENTAL activist group, is considering filing charges against the security guards who beat up a German volunteer during a protest against "dirty energy" in the state-run Masinloc coal-fired power plant in Zambales. The violent encounter between the National Power Corp. guards and 16 Greenpeace activists on Thursday was "the most severe attack" against its campaigners in the Philippines, said Red Constantino, Greenpeace's Southeast Asia energy campaigner. "The security personnel put the safety of the activists at extreme risk," Constantino said in...
  • Why your big brother or sister is always one step ahead

    08/22/2005 6:16:58 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 20 replies · 1,004+ views
    Times Online ^ | 22 August 2005 | By Alexandra Blair, Education Correspondent and Alan Hamilton
    PRESIDENTS Bush, Clinton and Carter would support it. Cherie Booth is proof of it. The first born achieves the most success in life.
  • Valerie Plame vs. Juanita Broaddrick? (Big Media's interest)

    07/12/2005 7:01:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 727+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7/12/05 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Valerie Plame vs. Juanita Broaddrick? Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:59 a.m. EDT Carl Limbacher and Staff Which topic should provoke more media interest? A report that White House adviser Karl Rove told Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper that the wife of showboating Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson worked for the CIA - a revelation, by the way, that did nothing to damage her career as a desk-bound analyst, let alone endanger her life. Or a woman who NBC spent a year trying to convince to detail her allegation that she was raped by the president of the United States....
  • Discrimination vs. Prejudice

    01/19/2005 7:49:03 PM PST · by Del Rio Wildcat 2 · 896+ views
    Me, myself and I | 01-19-05 | Joe Davenport
    Discrimination vs. Prejudice Modern American thinking can be superficial. Conclusions often result from television news, newspaper editorials (uh oh!), or institutions of "higher" learning. It has not always been so. Note following example from website: Social Psychology 204 Lecture Notes - Prejudice& Discrimination Defining Prejudice- negative attitude toward members of some social group Discrimination- negative behaviors directed toward members of some social group Juxtapose that to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary. Discrimination 1b: the process by which two stimuli differing in some aspect are responded to differently 2 : the quality or power of finely distinguishing Prejudice 2 a (1) :...
  • Latest academic freedom fight: conservative students vs. liberal profs

    12/27/2004 10:07:07 AM PST · by Ryan Bailey · 5 replies · 723+ views
    Christian Underground ^ | 25DEC04 | J. Pope
    Latest academic freedom fight: conservative students vs. liberal profs By JUSTIN POPE December 25, 2004 At the University of North Carolina, three incoming freshmen sue over a reading assignment they say offends their Christian beliefs. In Colorado and Indiana, a national conservative group publicizes student allegations of left-wing bias by professors. Faculty get hate mail and are pictured in mock "wanted" posters; at least one college says a teacher received a death threat. And at Columbia University in New York, a documentary film alleging that teachers intimidate students who support Israel draws the attention of administrators. The three episodes differ...
  • The Governor vs. the Sun

    12/20/2004 4:46:45 AM PST · by crushelits · 5 replies · 551+ views ^ | 12/20/2004 | Rachel DiCarlo
    Maryland's governor takes a stand against journalists he doesn't like.THE PRESS has always assailed politicians, and politicians have retaliated in various ways. Some feed scoops to the competition. Some make jokes or give nonsensical answers in response to a reporter's question. President Bush holds his press conferences few and far between and has been known to abruptly end them if he becomes annoyed. In 1962, JFK's administration asked the New York Times to reassign reporter David Halberstam after his critical coverage of the Vietnam war. Few, though, have retaliated the way Maryland's Republican governor Robert Ehrlich has.On November 18,...
  • Iraq: The Media vs. the Truth

    12/06/2004 7:30:39 PM PST · by crushelits · 2 replies · 457+ views ^ | Monday, December 06, 2004 | Helle Dale
    If you trust most media accounts fed to American viewers and readers, Iraq is an unmitigated disaster.There is no security throughout the country, and armed insurgents (search) are springing up, sown like dragon's teeth by the offensive of the U.S. military forces. The scheduled elections are highly uncertain. Indeed, U.S. forces have killed 100,000 Iraqis. Iraqis have never had it so bad. It’s a drumbeat with echoes of the way the American media reported the  Vietnam War (search).Those who have the opportunity to hear the accounts of Americans serving in Iraq often come away with a completely different impression. Many...
  • Contrary Kerry VS Contrary Kerry - or Kerry's schizophrenic ideas.

    10/30/2004 6:23:44 PM PDT · by sfvconservative · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Looking for other examples of where Kerry is contrary to himself at the same time. (Kerry's schizophrenic ideas.) Example to start: Kerry wants the USA to "outsource" the Iraqi war at the same time he feels we should not have "outsourced" the conflict in Afganistan.