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  • Obama on Republicans: "They Don't Do Anything Except Block Me And Call Me Names"

    06/27/2014 7:11:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/27/14 | Truth Revolt
    Vid at link
  • Police block Mexico hospital, 6 may have radiation [poisoning]

    12/06/2013 11:50:56 AM PST · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    WKOW ^ | 06 December 2013 | Adriana Gomes Lincon, Emilio Lopez
    PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) - Federal police blocked access Friday to a central Mexico hospital where six people were reported to have been admitted with radiation exposure. An official familiar with the case confirmed Mexican media reports that the six have been admitted to the general hospital in the city of Pachuca and may have been exposed to a stolen source of cobalt-60.
  • Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions

    11/19/2013 3:28:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/19/13 | Shannon Bream
    DEVELOPING: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block controversial Texas abortion restrictions that have been called some of the strictest in the country. The court by a 5-4 vote denied a request by Planned Parenthood to block a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which allows key parts of the Texas abortion law to stay in effect while the case plays out.
  • Brick Laying and Masonry [video only] (Skill and artistry)

    11/14/2013 6:13:46 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-1-2008 | masonryworktools.com
    Mesmerizing masonry.
  • New York Times Columnist Tried to Block Publication of Book in Israel: Alaa al-Aswany

    10/29/2013 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/29/13 | Alana Goodman
    A newly hired New York Times columnist is an anti-Israel conspiracy theorist who is so opposed to “normalization” with the Jewish state that he once fought to prevent a think tank from translating his novel into Hebrew. Influential Egyptian author Alaa al-Aswany sparked controversy in literary circles in 2010 when he tried to block the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information from publishing a Hebrew translation of his novel The Yacoubian Building. IPCRI co-chairman Gershon Baskin told the Washington Free Beacon that his organization enlisted Amos Schocken, the editor of left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, to publish the Hebrew translation....
  • Graham says he'll block (ALL) nominations over Benghazi ("Where are the #Benghazi survivors?)

    10/28/2013 12:48:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Pauline Jelinek - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham threatened Monday to hold up all nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year's deadly attack on the diplomatic post in Libya appear before Congress. "Where are the #Benghazi survivors?" the South Carolina Republican said on his official Twitter account. "I'm going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available to Congress."
  • Activists Block Bus In Protest Near San Francisco Immigration Office

    10/18/2013 4:00:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 18 Oct 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dozens of protesters surrounded a bus believed to be filled with immigrants slated for deportation at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Francisco, a protest organizer said Thursday. The protesters included dozens of undocumented immigrants and immigrants’ rights advocates who rallied for the expansion of a national movement to pressure President Barack Obama to halt immigrant deportations, according to Jon Rodney, a spokesman for the California Immigrant Policy Center. “We are not going to wait for Congress anymore. We are not going to wait for Obama. This is a humanitarian crisis, two...
  • ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent’s ‘Fast and Furious’ book

    10/06/2013 6:47:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/13/13 | John Solomon
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book for pay, claiming his retelling of the Mexico “gun-walking” scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times. ATF’s dispute with Special Agent John Dodson is setting up a First Amendment showdown that is poised to bring together liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and conservatives in Congress who have championed Mr. Dodson’s protection as a whistleblower. The ACLU is slated to become involved in the...
  • Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in Sebelius fundraising

    05/22/2013 7:11:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 21, 2013 4:06am EDT | David Morgan
    (Reuters) - With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation. On top of the troubles the administration is facing over its handling of the attack on the Benghazi mission, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. They are questioning her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit...
  • Schumer: U.S. needs to block 3D plastic guns like ‘The Liberator’ from Defense Distributed

    05/06/2013 7:25:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/6/13 | Edgar Sandoval / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    The future just got a lot scarier. A Texas company is set to release blueprints for making a plastic gun with a 3-D printer — a development Sen. Chuck Schumer called “stomach-churning” Sunday. Defense Distributed, a collective of gun access advocates headed by self-described “free-market anarchist” Cody Wilson, has announced it made such an untraceable gun with the new plastic-making technology. The nonprofit Texas group intends to post blueprints for “The Liberator” (pictured) online this week. The Liberator may look like a toy, but “this gun can fire regular bullets,” Schumer said, calling for legislation outlawing the technology’s weapons potential....
  • Dems block vote to denounce drone-killing of US citizens on US soil

    03/06/2013 9:14:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/6/13 | Timothy P. Carney
    Sen. Rand Paul just offered to end his filibuster and allow a vote on CIA nominee John Brennan if he could get a vote tomorrow on a non-binding resolution regarding drone killing of US citizens on US soil. But Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin objected to allowing a vote on the resolution. So Paul resumed speaking. Paul's resolution said it was the sense of the Senate that "the use of drones to execute or target American citizens on American soil who pose no imminent threat clearly violates Constitutional rights" of due process.
  • Sen. Graham Threatens to Block Obama's CIA Pick for Benghazi Answers

    01/08/2013 9:28:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | Wynton Hall
    In a statement released Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) telegraphed that he would delay the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan if the White House fails to answer questions about the Benghazi attacks. "I do not believe we should confirm anyone as Director of the CIA until our questions are answered," he declared. Mr. Graham said that any effort on his part to delay the confirmation process was not directed at Mr. Brennan but rather was meant to get to the bottom of intelligence failures involved in the Benghazi fiasco. Senate rules allow any United States senator...
  • Arabs Blocked Road to Jerusalem

    10/16/2012 3:25:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    About 100 residents of the Arab village Beit Ur a-Tachta intermittently blocked traffic Tuesday morning on Route 443, a major highway leading to Jerusalem from Lod and the coastal area. Large police and IDF forces arrived on the scene of the disturbance, near Bet Horon, and dispersed the Arabs, making one arrest. PLO flags that were planted by the rioters would be removed by Public Works Commission workers, officials said. The Arabs claim that dozens of their olive trees have been uprooted recently, ahead of the olive harvest. Arutz Sheva notes that similar Arab claims against Jews who supposedly uproot...
  • Flashback: Dems Block McConnell Bid to Call Vote on Obama Jobs Bill

    08/20/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT · by Son House
    FoxNews ^ | October 04, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    "It's time to pass this jobs bill and get America working again," Obama said, griping that it's been three weeks since he sent it to Congress. McConnell, on the Senate floor shortly before the speech, said Obama "is entitled to a vote." He offered it as an amendment to a separate bill dealing with China currency. After Reid objected, McConnell spokesman Don Stewart blasted out a memo to the press suggesting complaints from within Reid's own caucus could be behind his reluctance to move forward. ...While McConnell tried to fast-track the package to the floor Tuesday, Republicans are by no...
  • 'Irate Man' Moves Car Using Forklift (Illinois)

    07/25/2012 9:10:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Tinley Park Patch ^ | Jul 25, 2012 | Carrie Frillman
    'Irate Man' Moves Car Using Forklift A man who was blocked in his parking spot at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre took it upon himself over the weekend to move one of the vehicles behind him, police said. By Carrie Frillman A 49-year-old man whose car was blocked in at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre took matters into his own hands over the weekend after security guards told him he would have to wait until the end of a concert to get out of the lot. The man, who had not yet been formally charged as of Tuesday, was reportedly...
  • Senate Republicans block campaign disclosure bill (D-51/R-44 party line vote, 60 votes needed)

    07/16/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/16/12 | Patrick Temple-West and Thomas Ferraro | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans blocked a bid by Democrats on Monday to require political fundraising groups to reveal their anonymous contributors who are fueling negative television advertisements ahead of the November election. By a 51-44 party line vote, supporters of the Disclose Act of 2012 fell short of the 60 votes needed to clear a Republican procedural hurdle. But Democrats promised to debate the bill late into the night and seek another vote on Tuesday, hoping to paint Republicans as thwarting transparency. "This is too important an issue to let it die quietly," said Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat....
  • Ken Block flies through the streets of San Francisco

    07/09/2012 1:22:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/09/12 | Staff
    Bullitt’s got nothing on Block. DC Shoes founder and professional rally driver Ken Block has taken his brand of insane stunt driving to the streets of San Francisco in the fifth installment of his series of viral Gymkhana videos, which are designed to burn up the web as well as several sets of tires. In it, the extreme sports star invades the city in his 600 hp Ford Fiesta racecar via the Bay Bridge and proceeds to drift and jump his way through its streets, performing a bevy of impressive technical moves along the way. In two clips, he literally...
  • North Carolina police use stun gun on woman blocking McDonald's drive-thru

    04/21/2012 1:05:08 PM PDT · by rawhide · 40 replies
    HOPE MILLS, N.C. – North Carolina authorities say they used a stun gun on a woman motorist who blocked a McDonald's drive-thru for 20 minutes after employees refused to serve her because she cut in line. Authorities say 37-year-old Evangeline Lucca bypassed the order screen and line and pulled directly up to the pick-up window Friday afternoon at the restaurant in Hope Mills, about 60 miles south of Raleigh. Cumberland County sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Tanner told The Fayetteville Observer that the woman had her 3-year-old daughter in the car when she became confrontational with the workers before deputies arrived. Tanna...
  • Are Obama's NLRB Appointments Constitutional?

    01/19/2012 3:51:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 18, 2012 | Carl Horowitz
    Republican objections to President Obama's temporary appointments last week to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) haven't been unexpected. The board, by law, must consist of three members of one major party and two of the other. And so long as he remains in the White House, Democrats will enjoy an automatic majority. But at least two appointments may also be unconstitutional, say critics. That's because the president's referrals to the Senate of the two Democratic nominees, Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, were made during a period in which senators were not on official recess. Block, Griffin and the...
  • Another Cain Campaign Meltdown -- Plus: Multiple Accusers to Hold Joint Presser?

    11/09/2011 9:01:51 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | Guy Benson
    In case you aren't intimately acquainted with the cast this ongoing drama yet, Mark Block is Herman Cain's top strategist. He's the guy who lit up a smoke in that unusual viral web ad, and who went on national television to angrily accuse an individual Perry staffer of leaking the sexual harassment story to Politico -- only to retract his baseless bombast within 24 hours. Last night he appeared on Hannity, and unleashed another embarrassing whopper (click through for video): Mark Block: "It's become quite apparent that Mr. Cain's candidacy and his rise in the poll is the -- both...
  • Pipeline delay would give Obama political cover on Keystone

    11/09/2011 8:18:09 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | 11-9-11 | Kelly McParland
    The inevitable appears about to take place: The Obama administration is said to be considering a manoeuvre that would save it from having to render a decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta until after the presidential election next year. The [external] Los Angeles Times reports: The Obama administration is considering a move that could delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by requiring sponsors to reduce the project’s environmental risks before it can be approved, according to people with knowledge of the deliberations. The step might put off a decision until after the 2012 election...
  • Mark Block: Did you know that the son of Cain’s accuser works for Politico?

    11/08/2011 7:29:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11-8-2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Mark Block: Did you know that the son of Cain’s accuser works for Politico? November 8, 2011 by Allahpundit I did not know that. He’s, er … not thinking of Josh Kraushaar, is he? “Her son works at POLITICO,” Block said of Karen Kraushaar, whose name POLITICO printed earlier today after other media outlets made her identity public…Block appeared to be referring to former POLITICO reporter Josh Kraushaar, who left for another outlet, National Journal, in 2010.Josh Kraushaar tweeted earlier in the day, apparently after getting questions, that he’s in fact not related to Karen Kraushaar, and simply has the...
  • Cain campaign launches internal investigation

    11/01/2011 6:58:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-1-2011 | Daniel Bice
    Cain campaign launches internal investigation Daniel Bice November 1, 2011 For GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, the questions far outnumber the answers.Mark Block, chief of staff for the Cain campaign, announced the campaign was hiring an investigator to check out claims that a private Wisconsin-based firm owned and run by Block and his No. 2 picked up the tab for as much as $40,000 in campaign expenses for the Cain campaign earlier this year."We've retained independent counsel to look at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story and report back to us," Block said Tuesday at a Washington, D.C., media event.A reporter...
  • Blowing Smoke - With a politically incorrect puff, Mark Block lights up the presidential race.

    10/28/2011 5:48:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 2+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 28, 2011 | Robert Costa
    Blowing SmokeWith a politically incorrect puff, Mark Block lights up the presidential race. As I strolled up First Street, I spotted him immediately. Mark Block, as he likes to say, was “being Block.”He was smoking.To be exact, he was puffing a Marlboro Light. And like most in Washington, he was doing it outside on a Wednesday afternoon, banished from the indoors.As Block paced, a drizzle began. Others took cover. Block lit up another cigarette, gripping an iPhone to his ear as he circled his campaign papers, which were piled in binders on the pavement.When the drops fell harder, he picked...
  • Media Hyperventilates Over Herman Cain Smoking Ad

    10/26/2011 11:01:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want you to hear these sound bites. The media is going nuts over the Herman Cain ad. First, here is a montage from yesterday and last night, and the reaction, the State-Run Media hyperventilating over Herman Cain's smoking ad. It tells you so much about how insane our society has become about smoking and political correctness. There is a humorless doom-and-gloomism out there, and if you drag on cigarette, if you show a picture of somebody dragging on -- I mean Hollywood is famous, everybody in every movie it seems smokes. Have you noticed? You can't...
  • Dems Block McConnell Bid to Call Vote on Obama Jobs Bill

    10/04/2011 2:23:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Fox New ^ | 10/4/11 | Fox News
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, in an attempt to pluck an arrow out of President Obama's rhetorical quiver, tried to get the Senate to vote on the president's $447 billion jobs bill Tuesday -- presumably to test whether Democrats have the votes to pass it. But while Obama repeatedly has called on Congress to pass the bill right away, Democratic Leader Harry Reid shot down the effort, accusing McConnell of pulling a political stunt. "I am disappointed that he would play games with this important legislation," Reid said, pledging to take up the bill later on in the session. The...
  • Illegal Immigrant Interns at State Capitol

    08/09/2011 3:54:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 | Lindsay Hood |
    At the age of 21, Sergio has an undying love of politics. He has already interned for two state lawmakers and hopes to pursue a career in politics. He plans to commit himself to changing his community, but there is one catch: Sergio is in the country illegally; he can’t even vote. "It is something that I am really passionate about, but because of my position, it gets really frustrating," Sergio said. A student at San Diego State University, Sergio graduated from San Diego High School with a 4.3 GPA and entered SDSU with a full, privately funded scholarship.
  • Republicans quickly move to block Obama’s Commerce secretary pick

    05/31/2011 3:06:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/31/11 | Paul Conner
    The ink was barely dry on President Barack Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Commerce before congressional Republicans promised to oppose the pick. California Rep. Darrel Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, took aim at John Bryson, the nominee, calling him a “green evangelist.” Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe promised to work “actively” to defeat Bryson’s nomination. Inhofe, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said Tuesday that Obama’s choice shows “that he has no intention of backing down from his job-killing agenda.” In a statement, Issa decried Obama’s choice to head the Department of Commerce,...
  • Landlord blocks Ł1m home with skips to stop tenants leaving(American family leaving UK)

    05/18/2011 5:44:38 AM PDT · by Roger_Wildcat · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A landlord has blocked off his plush Ł1m home with ten skips to stop his tenants from leaving without paying the Ł15,000 he claims they owe him. Businessman Simon Everingham says he has been in a constant battle for Ł3,000-a-month rent since the occupants of his four-bedroom 18th century farmhouse in Markington, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, fell behind with the payments last November. He barricaded the American tenants Dan and Christina Herring in by blocking the drive on Monday and the fight to stop them leaving continued today. They work at the controversial Menwith Hill U.S. spy base nearby but...
  • Budget standoff moves to the Assembly (Capitol shut down by union thugs!!)

    03/10/2011 8:00:47 AM PST · by milwguy · 24 replies
    jsonline ^ | 3/10/2011 | don walker
    A new standoff is shaping up at the Capitol Thursday, as protesters inside sit in front of the doors to the state Assembly and Gov. Scott Walker's administration has closed the building to the public. The statehouse did not open at 8 a.m. Thursday, which is supposed to be the time it is open for business. The Assembly is scheduled to convene at 11 a.m. to take up Gov. Scott Walker's bill to repeal most collective bargaining by public employee unions, a measure that has sparked massive protests and drawn international attention. Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said he wanted to...
  • Senate GOP letter calls for blocking most bills of Lame Duck Congress

    12/01/2010 8:35:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/01/2010 | David Espo
    Senate Republicans intend to block action on virtually all Democratic-backed legislation unrelated to tax cuts and government spending in the current postelection session of Congress, officials said Tuesday, adding that the leadership has quietly collected signatures on a letter pledging to carry out the strategy. If carried out, it would doom Democratic-backed attempts to end the Pentagon's practice of discharging openly gay members of the military service and give legal status to young illegal immigrants who join the military or attend college. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has made both measures a priority as Democrats attempt to enact legislation long...
  • Missouri Votes to Block Health Insurance Mandate

    08/03/2010 9:43:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 534+ views
    fox news ^ | 8/3/10 | ap
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections. With about 70 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday, nearly three-quarters of voters threw their support behind a ballot measure, Proposition C, that would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it. That would conflict with a federal requirement that most people have health insurance or face penalties starting in 2014.
  • Dems block Sestak probe

    House Democrats Wednesday blocked an attempt by Republicans to find out more about the job offer the White House made to Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., in an attempt to get him to drop out of Pennsylvania’s Senate Democratic primary. The House Judiciary Committee voted 15-12 to reject a motion that would have directed the Justice Department to turn over all material related to the job offer, which the White House said was made by former President Bill Clinton and did not involve a paid position. Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,...
  • Republicans Block Start of Debate on Financial Bill

    04/22/2010 7:20:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 690+ views
    ny times ^ | 4/22/10 | David M. Herszenhorn
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked an effort by Democrats to start debate on legislation to tighten regulation of the nation’s financial system, and the two sides traded bitter accusations about who was standing in the way of a bipartisan agreement. The majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked Republicans to agree to begin debating the measure, which would impose a sweeping regulatory framework on Wall Street and big financial institutions. But the Republican leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, objected, saying Democrats were pre-empting negotiations to reach a deal.
  • Report: Justice Stevens to Decide on Retirement Within Weeks

    03/15/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 109 replies · 5,218+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/15/10 | Ashby Jones
    Justice Stevens has in recent days become the Justice To Watch, namely because rumors continue to swirl that the 89-year old will soon step down, paving the way for another President Obama appointment.
  • Democrats continue to block popular reforms against lawsuit abuse

    12/02/2009 1:23:17 PM PST · by aquapub · 4 replies · 452+ views
    A new Rasmussen poll shows that 57% of voters want limits on the amount of money a jury can award a plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit. This once again puts what Democrats want directly at odds with what Middle America wants (who are the extremists here?). Frivolous lawsuits are the number one cause of skyrocketing costs...
  • Berkeley officials seek to block petition drive ("Sometimes democracy can go too far,")

    08/20/2009 9:33:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 814+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/20/09 | Matthai Kuruvila
    Berkeley may take great pride as a champion of free speech and civil rights, but an unusual campaign has been under way - led by most of the city's top elected officials - to stop residents from signing a citizen's petition. Opposing a petition, in this case asking for a public vote on a controversial downtown development plan, might not be unusual in many cities. But in Berkeley, which promotes extensive citizen involvement in city affairs, the campaign has provoked some unusual arguments. "Sometimes democracy can go too far," Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, one of the six council members opposing the...
  • Obama asks court to block forest road building (The rot and burn gang rides again!)

    08/13/2009 1:58:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 2,446+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/09 | Matthew Daly - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says it will defend a 2001 rule imposed by President Bill Clinton that blocked road construction and other development on tens of million acres of remote national forests. The administration's decision was contained in court papers filed Thursday in a case in Wyoming that could help settle the fate of remote federal forests. The administration is siding with environmentalists in the case.
  • Moving block

    04/06/2009 11:45:58 AM PDT · by CIDKauf · 27 replies · 981+ views
    You tube ^ | CIDKauf
    Mystery unraveled by construction worker
  • Is Comcast Server Blocking Free Republic?

    12/06/2008 6:24:44 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 104 replies · 3,858+ views
    Free Republic and Comcast ^ | 6 Dec 08 | Self
    For the past 2 weeks, I have encountered a serious problem logging into Free Republic. My service provider is Comcast. If I type in the URL www.freerepublic.com, I get the following error page every time: As of last week, I could click again on the suggested weblinks and get re-routed to Free Republic. Today, even that does not work. Not does going to address down arrow for recently visited web addresses. The only way I can access the site is to go to a previous specific page of a post, and then go back to Pings. I am logged onto...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger suggests court should block Prop. 8 (they blocked Prop 187 in 1994)

    11/17/2008 8:52:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 1,745+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/17/08 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Sunday he will not join legislative Democrats in a court fight against Proposition 8 despite his opposition to the same-sex marriage ban, but he believes the courts ultimately should and will allow such marriages in California. The Republican governor reiterated on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that, "for me, marriage is between a man and a woman. But I don't want to ever force my will on anyone." "I think that the Supreme Court was right by saying (a gay marriage ban) was unconstitutional and that everyone should have the right," Schwarzenegger said. "So the...
  • Major ISPs agree to block child porn newsgroups (Goodbye USENET)

    06/10/2008 7:27:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 538+ views
    AP ^ | 6/10/08 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Online forums where thousands of child-porn images have been posted have been stricken from three Internet providers, including two of the nation's five largest, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Sprint agreed with Cuomo to block access to child pornography disseminated through newsgroups and user groups, a hard-to-regulate sector of the Internet designed to bring together users with like interests. With the agreement announced Tuesday, Cuomo skipped over the untold number of individual users accessing child porn and went to the portals that, unwittingly they all say, provided the...
  • ACLU tries to block release of day-labor employer data (asks judge to stop Vista, CA from release)

    07/06/2007 11:17:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    North County Times ^ | 7/6/07 | Craig Tenbroeck
    VISTA ---- The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties will ask a judge to stop Vista from releasing the names, addresses and phone numbers of private individuals who have registered with the city as day-labor employers, an attorney with the group said Thursday. The ACLU's legal director, David Blair-Loy, said he would file a class action complaint today in Superior Court on behalf of four anonymous employers to block the release of the information, which has been requested by a local anti-illegal immigration activist. "This is just one of those cases where, I think, the right...
  • US conservatives block cancer vaccine for girls [Public health experts also divided]

    05/14/2007 9:15:48 AM PDT · by bedolido · 92 replies · 1,488+ views
    newscientist.com ^ | 5-14-2007 | Jim Giles
    Plans to vaccinate young girls against the sexually-transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer have been blocked in several US states by conservative groups, who say that doing so would encourage promiscuity. Advocates of the vaccine point out that the jabs work against human papillomavirus (HPV) - which causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer - and are safe. The latest data from a large clinical trial of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, found it offered 100% protection against cervical, vulval and vaginal diseases, caused by HPV (types 6, 11, 16 and 18) and 98% protection against advanced pre-cancers caused by...
  • H&R Block 2Q Loss Grows

    12/01/2006 11:52:08 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 1 replies · 340+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | November 30, 2006 | David Twiddy
    H&R Block 2Q Loss Grows on Continued Mortgage Problems KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- H&R Block Inc. on Thursday said its second-quarter loss almost doubled, missing Wall Street expectations as the company's mortgage lending arm continued to hemorrhage cash. The company said it will make a decision on whether to sell the mortgage business during the first quarter of 2007, with Chief Executive Mark Ernst telling reporters, "We think there will be a strong demand for it." For the three months ended Oct. 31, the Kansas City-based company reported an overall loss of $156.5 million, or 49 cents per share,...
  • Vitamin 'may block MS disability'

    09/21/2006 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,035+ views
    BBC News ^ | 9/21/2006 | Staff
    Vitamin shots may help protect multiple sclerosis patients from severe long-term disability, a study suggests. Currently, there is no effective treatment for the chronic progressive phase of MS, when serious disability is most likely to appear. Researchers cut the risk of nerve degeneration in mice with MS-type symptoms by giving them a form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide. The Children's Hospital Boston study appears in the Journal of Neuroscience. MS, which affects about 85,000 people in the UK, is a disease of the central nervous system. It causes the break down of the myelin sheath, a fatty protein, which coats...
  • Mexico leftist threatens to block rival (Obrador seeks to disrupt swearing in of Calderon in Dec.)

    09/02/2006 8:32:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 890+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/06 | Julie Watson - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's leftist presidential candidate threatened to disrupt the swearing in of his ruling party rival Saturday, a day after lawmakers blocked the outgoing president from delivering his state-of-the-nation speech to Congress in an escalating crisis over the July 2 election. Leftist legislators yelling for a recount of votes surrounded the congressional podium on Friday, leaving President Vicente Fox, wearing his presidential sash, standing at the door of the chambers with no choice but to hand in his annual, written report and leave. Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he will never recognize a victory by...
  • China Cut Oil Shipment to N. Korea (and invites Chia Head for a talk)

    08/26/2006 6:13:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 743+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 08/26/06 | Choi Won-ki
    /begin my translation China to Cut Oil Shipment to N. Korea China has cut oil shipment to N. Korea, in order to prevent N. Korea's nuclear test, according to local sources in China on Aug. 26."These days the amount of oil shipped to N. Korea from here has substantially dropped,", said an employee at Basan Oil Repository, located 20km(12.5 miles) away from Dandong, a Chinese city sitting next to Sino-Chinese border. The repository stores oil sent from Daqing Oil Field. Crude oil stored here is sent to the shore of Yalu River 10 km(6.25miles), from which it is shipped to N. Korea. The worker...
  • Iran Anger At Lebanon Aid 'Block' (SA - Turkey Blocking)

    07/25/2006 4:18:16 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 627+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-25-2006 | Francis Harrison
    Iran anger at Lebanon aid 'block' By Frances Harrison BBC News, Tehran The international community is trying to clear aid channels Turkey and Saudi Arabia have stopped Iran using their air space to send humanitarian relief to Lebanon, media in Iran have said. Iran's health ministry has been collecting supplies to send to the Lebanese people, the reports said. But the goods had to be sent via Dubai to Syria because of objections by other countries in the region. This may fuel Iranian anger against nations they feel have not done enough to support Hezbollah against Israel. 'Passivity' Iran's Labour...
  • SCOOP: WHO ARE THE WHINY KIDS?

    03/23/2006 5:29:48 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 23 replies · 1,219+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | March 23, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    An anonymous tipster sends some intriguing information about the "whiny kids grow up to be conservatives" study conducted by left-wing UC Berkeley prof Jack Block. Wondering where the nursery school kids who were the subjects of the study came from? Check this out: I know exactly which "nursery school" was used as the basis of this study. It is not mentioned anywhere in the text of the 16-page pdf you provided for downloading, but I know because -- well, because I know people who were some of the subjects of this study (and of other similar studies). And an extremely...