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  • Former Minnesota congressman eyed in Mueller’s Manafort investigation

    11/03/2017 9:18:31 AM PDT · by toast · 13 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | Nov 3, 2017 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman from Minnesota for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman from southwestern Minnesota and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick...
  • Mueller grand jury investigating top DC lobbyists

    11/02/2017 6:00:44 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 75 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates.
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • Weber, Backing Gohmert Over Boehner, Says ‘Retaliation’ Has Begun

    01/06/2015 10:55:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    RollCall ^ | January 6, 2015 | by Matt Fuller
    Updated, 1:10 p.m. | The 114th Congress is barely underway, but Randy Weber, R-Texas, says he’s already paying a price for making known his intentions to vote against another term in leadership for Speaker John A. Boehner. Weber, who is backing the long-shot speakership bid of fellow Texan Rep. Louie Gohmert over Boehner, has been removed as the lead sponsor of a nuclear energy bill expected to brought to the floor in the 114th. During a small meeting Tuesday of about 10 members of the Texas delegation to discuss the speaker’s race, Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas,...
  • Candidate in court after sawing garage in half

    09/21/2014 12:41:04 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 34 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Sep 21, 2014 | John Myers
    The Republican candidate for Minnesota House District 6A on the Iron Range faces a civil trial in Itasca County this week after sawing his neighbor’s garage in half. Roger Weber of rural Nashwauk is being sued by Mark Besemann of Iron after Weber used a power saw to bisect the building. Weber then removed half of the garage he insists was built, decades ago, on property that he now owns. Besemann is suing Weber for $20,000 in damage to the garage and $20,000 in punitive damages. Besemann also is seeking a small portion of Weber’s land adjacent to the garage...
  • American Insurgents [Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing the Tea Party]

    08/13/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 36 replies ^ | 8-13-2012 | Vicki Crawford
    Imagine a group of individuals seizing an American town or city, disarming the local law enforcement agency, apprehending and imprisoning citizens who pose threats to their agenda, and taking over the local government. Such a scenario may seem unlikely to the average American unless one were to consider a group composed of something like Islamic extremists or foreign nationals who are anti-American with a political agenda. No doubt the guardians that we task to protect and defend our freedoms, our lives, and our property consider such a scenario as well as many potential other ones that can pose threats to...
  • Stateline Fire Closes Hwy 550 Near Bondad (Colorado)

    06/23/2012 5:57:21 PM PDT · by Illuminatas · 8 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | 6/23/2012 | Shane Benjamin
    For the second day, the Weber Fire spewed a huge plume of smoke and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes as it grew to 2,500 acres. Firefighters prepared for a multi-day battle
  • GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels

    10/13/2011 9:26:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 207 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | 10-12-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Step 1: The first rule of the establishment is: Do not admit you are part of the establishment! Step 2: Disarm them with praise Step 3: Moderate whoever they pick as the 2012 nominee. Step 4: Teach them about compromise. Step 5: Never forget reality
  • Minnesota Delegation Not Rushing to Back Bachmann

    08/16/2011 4:35:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Aug. 16, 2011 | Joshua Miller
    The Minnesota delegation’s 2012 support is suddenly up for grabs, but whether the only Minnesotan left in the 2012 GOP presidential race can capture those endorsements is far from decided. Republican Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen, two of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s (R) most prominent Capitol Hill backers, haven’t sprinted to support their home-state colleague Rep. Michele Bachmann since Pawlenty abruptly ended his candidacy Sunday. Rep. Chip Cravaack (R), a conservative who would appear to be more aligned with Bachmann’s ideals than the former governor, hasn’t rushed to her side either. When Bachmann sought the House Republican Conference chairmanship,...
  • Our cage is your cage

    09/09/2010 5:51:19 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | Septermber 9, 2010 | Art Marmorstein
    German sociologist Max Weber was in many ways a fan of bureaucracy, which, he argued, is by far the most efficient way of organizing a society. But Weber realized that there were some potential drawbacks to the (in his view) inevitable growth of bureaucracy. An over-bureaucratized society might well become what he called an “iron cage,” where bureaucratic attempts at control create a depersonalized society where individuality and personal liberty are crushed - and where bureaucratic decisions foster the interests of bureaucrats but not society as a whole. It's clear we have reached that stage. One good example: No Child...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Weber, Anderson, Wasinger, Modesitt

    06/30/2010 11:57:32 AM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 06-29-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I talk to conservative comedic musician Roger Weber about his new song "miss me yet?" Next I talk to candidate Jim Anderson who is running for the second congressional distrcit in Kansas. I also talk to Rob Wasinger from the 1st Congressional District and Lee Modesitt who is running in the 66th district. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • Former Homosexual Comments on George Weber Sex-Murder by Young ‘Sadomasochist’

    03/27/2009 10:32:25 AM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 36 replies · 1,811+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | March 26th, 2009 | Peter LaBarbera
    New York ABC radio reporter George Weber, 47, was murdered by a young, self-described “sadomasochist” with whom he had hooked up for sex on A former homosexual, David, who has become a friend of AFTAH, says hook-ups, anonymous sex and “instant gratification” are “part and parcel of the male homosexual lifestyle.” Folks, the greatest threat of violence to homosexual men comes from … other homosexual men. The stabbing murder of WABC reporter George Weber in New York is a terrible tragedy and yet it is instructive about the perils of promiscuous “gay” life. There is simply nothing that approaches...
  • Subverting a Faustian ‘Singspiel' (Weber's Der Freischütz in an Anti-American Production)

    08/21/2008 4:46:45 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies · 168+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 8/16/2008 | Jay Nordlinger
    Carl Maria von Weber, the early-19th-century German composer, wrote ten or so operas. But we know basically three of them, and those chiefly through their overtures, and a few arias. The operas I'm speaking of are "Der Freischütz," "Euryanthe," and "Oberon." The Salzburg Festival is performing the service of staging "Der Freischütz" this year. But it is staging it in a production that baldly subverts the opera — thereby canceling the service. "Der Freischütz" means "The Marksman," roughly, and it is a "singspiel" — an opera that combines singing and talking. It is a cousin of "The Abduction from the...
  • The Calvinist Manifesto

    03/11/2005 9:35:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 981+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 13, 2005 | FRANCIS FUKUYAMA
    ESSAY THIS year is the 100th anniversary of the most famous sociological tract ever written, ''The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism,'' by Max Weber. It was a book that stood Karl Marx on his head. Religion, according to Weber, was not an ideology produced by economic interests (the ''opiate of the masses,'' as Marx had put it); rather, it was what had made the modern capitalist world possible. In the present decade, when cultures seem to be clashing and religion is frequently blamed for the failures of modernization and democracy in the Muslim world, Weber's book and ideas...
  • Legendary Bowler Dick Weber Dies at 75

    02/14/2005 10:22:11 PM PST · by Silver Bird Worker · 112 replies · 2,289+ views
    ST. LOUIS — Dick Weber (search), considered by many to be among the greatest bowlers ever and a three-time bowler of the year, has died. He was 75. Weber died in his sleep Sunday night at his home in the St. Louis area, said Steve James, retired executive director of the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame (search). A cause of death was not known. Weber had just returned from the opening of the congress' championships in Baton Rouge, La. James spent Sunday morning with Weber, who gave no indication he was ill. "He was a lot bigger than the...
  • Amazon Offers Free Short Films In Holiday Push

    11/09/2004 9:07:55 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 567+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 9, 2004 | NICK WINGFIELD
    ...Beginning today, Amazon plans to feature one original short film each week in a prominent spot on its home page for the next five weeks -- all commissioned by Amazon and available for free downloading by the site's visitors. The four-to-seven minute movies will star a variety of Hollywood actors in fictional stories fashioned loosely around a theme Amazon describes as "karmic balance;" characters, in essence, learn valuable life lessons.... Instead of a traditional advertising hard sell, the movies mark the escalation of an effort by Amazon to provide unique online content free of charge to its customers, some of...
  • Enough of War Talk, etc., etc....on to a SERIOUS Topic!

    02/18/2003 4:25:59 PM PST · by RightOnline · 82 replies · 830+ views
    2/18/03 | RightOnline; RightOnlinesWife
    Now that all is decided except how much French tourists will be charged for parking tickets in post-war Iraq, I want to temporarily divert the attention of my fellow FReepers onto a truly serious topic. I'm talking, of course, about...........grilling. The Lovely Wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary yesterday, and as part of our mutually-decided "extended celebration" of our Silver Anniversary, we decided as one of our little fun things planned to get a new grill. Stop laughing. We like to grill. A lot. You see, we figured that all too often, couples that reach this point have...
  • The Koranic Case against Osama bin Laden

    09/23/2002 11:19:27 AM PDT · by Hard_Pill_To_Swallow · 7 replies · 232+ views
    Soldiers For The Truth ^ | 9/11/2002 | Christian M. Weber
    The Koranic Case against Osama bin Laden By Christian M. Weber The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Saddam Hussein's imminent march towards Saudi Arabia 12 years ago brought a mighty U.S. military presence to the Arab Holy Land, an action which allegedly enraged Osama bin Laden and spurred his hatred of his former ally. In his eyes, as the story goes, the landing of "infidels" in the land of the Prophet was a desecration to the Holy Land and a flagrant abuse of the House of Saud's stewardship of Mecca and Medina, that was beyond dismissal. Empowering himself with the...