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  • Feder's Rules for Conservatives, Part I

    10/08/2016 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Stepan12 · 15 replies
    Grasstops USA ^ | November 29, 2012 | Don Feder
      Some on the right are now recommending Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” as a handbook for us. The recommendation usually begins with, “I know Alinsky was thoroughly evil… but there’s a lot we can learn from him.”          Obama is reelected with 9 million fewer votes than in 2008, against a pathetically weak opponent (whose most memorable line from the debates was “I agree with the president on that”), and suddenly the Marxist Machiavelli is the political equivalent of Sun Tzu. Here’s a guide for conservative victories based on conservative values:1.   Understand that the left intends to destroy you....
  • Video on the new stupid monetization guidelines on YOUTUBE

    09/22/2016 12:14:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    In addition there's a petition here asking Google to remove these ridiculous guides. Yes! I know leans to the left but still there are worthwhile petitions on that site and sometimes some conservative petitions like supporting gun rights can be found there.
  • 15 Facts About US Poverty the Government Hides

    09/15/2016 6:39:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 13, 2016 | Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield
    On Tuesday, the Census Bureau released its annual poverty report declaring that 43.1 million Americans lived in poverty in 2015. We should be concerned about any American living in real material hardship, but much of what the Census reports about poverty is misleading. Here are 15 facts about poverty in America that may surprise you. (All statistics are taken from U.S. government surveys.) Poor households routinely report spending $2.40 for every $1 of income the Census says they have. The average poor American lives in a house or apartment that is in good repair and has more living space than...
  • FDA issues new guidelines on salt, pressuring food industry

    06/01/2016 6:43:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2016 9:15 AM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The proposed guidelines released Wednesday are voluntary, so food companies won’t be required to comply. But the idea is to persuade companies and restaurants — many of which have already lowered sodium levels in their products — to take a more consistent approach. […] Some companies have worried that though the limits will be voluntary, the FDA is at heart a regulatory agency,...
  • New Obama guidelines: Lean meat has role in healthy diet

    01/07/2016 6:15:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    New federal dietary guidelines, which were released early Thursday morning, tell Americans to follow a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of vegetables, fruit, grains, fat-free dairy, oils and a variety of proteins, including lean meats. The recommendations for what Americans should and shouldn't be eating, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) update together every five years, created unprecedented controversy in 2015 when the federally appointed panel of nutritionists that helps draft them considered environmental concerns in recommending that people should eat less meat. The USDA and HHS relented...
  • New US Diet Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar

    02/23/2015 7:05:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies ^ | February 20, 2015 | HealthDay
    Stop chugging sugary soda and munching sweet treats. Cut back on red meats, butter and other sources of saturated fat. Lay off the salt shaker. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies. And don't worry about having an egg and an extra cup of coffee with your breakfast. These are the conclusions of the advisory panel that helps shape America's official dietary guidelines, and they appear to be about the same as they were back in 2010, the last time the guidelines were updated, dietitians say. "What's good about the report is that much of it is reinforcing what we saw...
  • New W.H. campus sexual assault guidelines: Still pretty terrible, but a step in the right direction

    01/29/2015 2:04:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    President Obama’s sexual assault task force marked its one-year anniversary last week, and released new guidelines for colleges to develop with law enforcement.Just asking colleges and universities to work with local law enforcement when dealing with claims of sexual assault is a step in the right direction, as the American justice system is far more qualified to handle accusations than schools. Still, as I’ve written before, there is a role for colleges to play when it comes to handling sexual assault — namely as a support service for accusers as they go through the legal system.But the new guidelines, called...
  • CDC guidelines: If you jabbed yourself with a needle okay to go jogging

    10/27/2014 5:16:51 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 27, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is the feds’ supposedly tough new policy, designed to strike a balance between the mandatory three-week quarantine of at-risk health-care workers back from the hot zone a la New York and New Jersey and the “f*** it, let’s go bowling” approach of Craig Spencer andNancy Snyderman. New rule: If you’ve been treating someone with Ebola and have actually jabbed yourself with a used needle, you should probably maybe think about hanging around the house for a few weeks. Apart from a daily jog out in public, that is.
  • Israel will not sign future agreements with EU along terms stipulated in settlement guidelines

    08/08/2013 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 8/8/13 | HERB KEINON
    Israel will not enter into any new agreements with the EU under the terms of the recently published settlement guidelines, diplomatic sources said Thursday following a meeting on the matter chaired by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Under the guidelines, Israel would have to sign a territorial clause reneging claims to the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Golan before entering in any future agreement with the EU. The guidelines also forbid any dealings with Israeli entities over the Green Line. The sources said that Israel would ask for further clarifications about the guidelines. It was not immediately clear whether Israel...
  • Imposing Weight-Loss Guidelines: Another Function of ObamaCare?

    05/20/2013 1:00:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 20, 2013 | Glenn G. Lammi
    The federal Affordable Care Act, better known as “ObamaCare,” may provide activists and government a little-known wedge to advance their obesity agendas through regulated health-care providers — specifically America’s nearly 3,000 non-profit hospitals. One organization, The STOP Obesity Alliance, recently identified this wedge as a way to have such hospitals embrace its core convictions, including one principle which questions the role of personal responsibility as a cause and a solution to obesity.Community Health Needs Assessments. Section 9007 of the Act requires non-profit hospitals, as a condition of maintaining their tax-exempt status, to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). These documents, which...
  • New Food Guidelines Have West Hartford, [CT] Food Services In A Pickle

    10/10/2012 4:44:56 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 9, 2012 | JULIE STAGIS
    WEST HARTFORD —— The beef is there, but where's the pickle? That's the question students at Hall High School have been asking on hamburger day in the cafeteria since the food services department made menu changes to meet new school lunch rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students are "outraged over the removal of pickles and salt from the cafeteria at Hall to meet nutrition guidelines," student representative Kendall Teare told the school board last week.
  • GOP sees food fight as kids trash USDA fruit, vegetable guidelines

    10/20/2012 4:46:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Republicans say new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines aimed at forcing students to eat fruits and vegetables are a failure because students across the country are simply tossing the healthy fare into the trash. "[T]here remains great concern with the amount of food waste generated at school cafeterias, much of it brought on by requiring students to take fruits and vegetables rather than simply offer them," Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) told USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in a letter sent Thursday. "This is a waste of federal, state and local funds and...
  • Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum

    06/22/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT · by Religion Moderator · 440 replies
    Religion Moderator | June 22, 2012 | Religion Moderator
    It is within the bounds of “open” Religion Forum town square style debate for a Freeper to express his hatred of a belief. But such posts are never allowed on RF threads labeled “prayer” “devotional” “caucus” or “ecumenical.” It is never within the bounds on the Religion Forum for a Freeper to express his hatred of people who hold a particular belief when any Freeper is part of the belief group. For example: It is ok to express hatred towards MormonISM on “open” Religion Forum threads. It is never ok to express hatred towards Mormons because some Freepers are Mormon....
  • Posting guidelines?

    09/14/2011 10:42:51 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 8 replies
    Me ^ | 9/14/2011 | Me
    I'm having trouble finding any FR posting guidelines showing which sites may be excerpted, which are link-only and so on. I would have thought adding a link to that information on the page that appears when you hit "Post" would be a no-brainer, but I sure don't see anything like that. I've seen people referencing such guidelines quite a bit, but I've never found 'em.
  • Guidelines on the Organizational Structure of Communist Parties, on the Methods and Content

    06/21/2011 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 6/21/11 | staff
    Third Congress of the Comintern 1921 Guidelines on the Organizational Structure of Communist Parties, on the Methods and Content of their Work Adopted at the 24th Session of the Third Congress of the Communist International, 12 July 1921 I. GENERAL 1. The organization of the party must be adapted to the conditions and purpose of its activity. The Communist Party should be the vanguard, the front-line troops of the proletariat, leading in all phases of its revolutionary class struggle and the subsequent transitional period toward the realization of socialism, the first stage of communist society. 2. There can be no...
  • Farewell, Food Pyramid; Meet Your New $2 Million Replacement, a Plate

    05/31/2011 8:11:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    care2 ^ | May 30, 2011 | Kristina Chew
    As of this coming Thursday, the food pyramid -- that symbol of healthy eating -- is going to go the way of the real pyramids and becoming a thing of the past. This week, the Obama administration will be unveiling a new graphic to tell American consumers what quantities of grains, fruits and vegetables, protein and dairy they should eat to maintain a healthy diet. The pyramid is to be replace by a plate, with four different-colored sections indicating how much of each food group the United States Department of Agriculture recommends and is a "crucial element of the administration's...
  • Obama’s FOIA Memorandum and FOIA Guidelines ( Jan. 21, 2009)

    11/23/2009 5:02:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 363+ views
    Justice Dept. ^ | 1/21/09 | Justice Dept.
    On his first full day in office, January 21, 2009, President Obama issued a memorandum to the heads of all departments and agencies on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The President directed that FOIA "should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails." Moreover, the President instructed agencies that information should not be withheld merely because "public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears." Agencies were directed to respond to requests "promptly and in a spirit of cooperation." The President also...
  • AP to meet with blogging group to form guidelines

    06/16/2008 8:30:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 163+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/08 | Seth Sutel - ap
    NEW YORK - The Associated Press, following criticism from bloggers over an AP assertion of copyright, plans to meet this week with a bloggers' group to help form guidelines under which AP news stories could be quoted online. Jim Kennedy, the AP's director of strategic planning, said Monday that he planned to meet Thursday with Robert Cox, president of the Media Bloggers Association, as part of an effort to create standards for online use of AP stories by bloggers that would protect AP content without discouraging bloggers from legitimately quoting from it. The meeting comes after AP sent a legal...
  • Four drinks and it's a binge in Autralia

    06/14/2008 5:38:01 PM PDT · by hreardon · 23 replies · 281+ views ^ | June 15, 2008 | staff writers and wires
    Just four mid-sized beers will be classed as binge drinking under new national guidelines due out next month. The new minimum limit for a single drinking session follows a review by the National Health and Medical Research Council and will apply equally to men and women.
  • America’s Greatest Terror Threat – A Threat From Within and Its Easy Solution

    05/23/2008 1:30:27 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies · 98+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/08 | Yomin Postelnik
    Radical jihadist groups are recruiting from among America’s prison population It’s not even a secret that radical jihadist groups are recruiting from among America’s prison population. They do so by turning to dejected people who face long sentences and offering them a distorted sense of purpose. They cater to their bitterness and seek to turn it against society. Stopping them in their tracks is easy and would harm no one (and I do mean no one, not criminals, law enforcement, society or prison workers and owners; read on) and would benefit all in many ways.
  • Target Any White Person, The Chilling Guidelines For Bali Suicide Bombers

    07/03/2006 8:18:23 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 734+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Target any white person: the chilling guidelines for Bali suicide bombers By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 04/07/2006) Any white person is a target. Avoid hotels because they are too well protected. Carry the bombs in small knapsacks to avoid suspicion. And don't worry about your escape route because you will become a "martyr". These guidelines for suicide bombers were found on a computer captured by Indonesian police during a raid in November, and are believed to have been written by the British-educated bomb-maker Azahari Husin, who died during the attack. Azahari, in his mid-40s when he died, studied...
  • NSA Issues New Guidelines for Wiretaps

    02/14/2006 7:32:45 AM PST · by dvan · 1 replies · 325+ views
    email | 2/14/2006 | unknown
    In this morning's email, I received a couple of anti-terrorism parodies. I believe that they underscore the foolishness of those who are making a really big thing of the wiretap issue. I read not long ago that on the average every man woman and child in America has his name in at least 16 computer data bases. Apart from government agencies like IRS and Social Security Administration, our names and other peersonal data are to be found in the data bases of just about every store we ever bought something from, in insurance company files, in driver license and license...
  • Air Force releases revised religious guidelines

    02/09/2006 8:09:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 437+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein
    2/9/2006 - WASHINGTON -- The Air Force released a revised version of its religious guidelines Feb. 9, its latest step in a process started after a review at the U.S. Air Force Academy indicated a need for additional guidance. Air Force Directorate of Personnel officials issued a first set of interim guidelines in August. The newly revised version was written after getting diverse feedback and careful consideration of the U.S. Constitution, laws and military necessity. “This interim guidance outlines the basic principles we expect all military and civilian Airmen to follow as we solidify formal policy,” said Lt. Gen. Roger...
  • Official Outlines Voting Guidelines for Overseas Citizens

    01/26/2006 5:28:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 203+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2006 – U.S. servicemembers and federal employees stationed overseas need to act quickly to request absentee ballots for this year's primary and general elections, a Defense Department official said here yesterday. This year, U.S. citizens will elect 34 senators, the entire House of Representatives, 37 state governors, and hundreds of state and local officials. Primaries begin in March, and the general election is Nov. 7. To participate in their home states' elections, servicemembers and overseas citizens need to complete a Federal Post Card Application requesting an absentee ballot, said Scott Wiedmann, deputy director of the Federal Voting...
  • CA: Wildlife agency issues guidelines for sensitive California land

    08/11/2005 6:46:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 192+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 8/11/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Federal guidelines released Thursday for protecting seasonal wetlands favor development over species protection in a handful of fast-growing California counties. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided that protecting all areas containing the so-called vernal pools would be too costly to the state's economy. The agency's revised guidelines are the latest version of a federal critical habitat plan that an environmental group has successfully challenged in court. They could lead to additional housing developments in a state where the median home price is about $450,000, 2 1/2 times the national median. The wildlife agency says it...
  • Discussion on P.O.P.S. v. Gardner

    07/18/2005 8:14:45 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 2 replies · 329+ views
    vanity ^ | July 18, 2005 | Roger F. Gay
    Discussion on P.O.P.S. v. Gardner P.O.P.S. v. Gardner, 998 F.2d 764 (9th Cir. 1993) is a case that has been mentioned in several articles previously posted at freerepublic. (A list of related articles is given at the bottom of this commentary.) Comments interpreting the case and its importance to child support law and family law generally have often been argued in freerepublic discussions related to those articles. This discussion responds to those arguments, and is given independently of any particular article, both because it is relevant to all of them and because of its length. For those who are...
  • The war on truth - (BBC's terminology; can't call it terrorism, or perps terrorists!)

    07/11/2005 7:07:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 626+ views
    Many commented on the fact that, on the day of the London bombings, the BBC referred over and over again to these acts as terrorism and to the perpetrators as terrorists. This was in striking contrast to its refusal to use the term terrorist when reporting terrorism in Israel. When a bus full of innocent people was blown up in Bloomsbury, it seemed, the perpetrator was a terrorist but when a bus full of innocent people was blown up in Jerusalem the perpetrator was a ‘militant’ or even ‘fighter’. Now, however, it seems that the BBC has had second thoughts...
  • A Legal System Only a Mother Could Love - (crime & punishment; ACLU & US courts, lawyers)

    06/26/2005 9:09:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 367+ views
    I think I understand the reason that so many politicians are reluctant to take a tough stand against the illegal aliens pouring in from Mexico. It’s partly pandering for votes, partly providing corporate America with cheap labor, and partly a natural reluctance to be branded as racists by the liberal media, Latino leaders on the make, and the moral cretins in the ACLU. I don’t like it, but at least I can understand the tawdry motives. When it comes to our legal system, however, I am totally at a loss. More often than not, I feel as if I’ve fallen...
  • Google blocks ad for anti-Clinton book

    06/11/2005 2:18:31 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 89 replies · 2,720+ views ^ | 11 June 2005 | Editors
    Content 'unacceptable' despite search giant's 'Hate Bush' themes © 2005 A conservative book publisher says the search engine giant Google rejected his ad for a book critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton while continuing to accept anti-Bush themes. Eric Jackson, CEO of World Ahead, said his ads for "Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine" were rejected, without futher explanation, due to "unacceptable content." Jackson says Google's online ad guidelines make no mention of political content being disallowed. He points out that while ads for the anti-Clinton book -- which featured images of the book's cover and...
  • U.S. Court: Thousands Can Challenge Terms

    06/02/2005 8:44:32 PM PDT · by Poopyhead · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2005 | DAVID KRAVETS
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of inmates doing federal time in the West won a chance to challenge their sentences under an appeals court ruling Wednesday. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is part of the continuing fallout from a controversial Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the federal sentencing system. The high court in January decided judges should consult federal sentencing guidelines in determining prison terms _ but only on an advisory basis. In its 7-4 ruling Wednesday, the 9th Circuit said the only reasonable way to ensure the high court's wishes are followed...
  • Logic Behind Child Support Guidelines

    06/01/2005 5:50:08 AM PDT · by right2parent · 37 replies · 971+ views
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | March 11, 2005 | Scott Booth
    The Logic Behind Income Based Child Support Guidelines, and their Proper Application May 11, 2005 Prevent the arbitrary application of welfare laws by protecting basic due process rights. The entire history of government teaches us that it always attempts to accumulate power and always tries to undermine limitations on its authority. This is certainly illustrated by the “evolution” of public child support policy. Some organizations and the Minnesota state agency are arguing that the reconstruction of Minnesota’s child support guidelines require a major overhaul to assure judicial fairness in setting child support orders. Some concerned parents and organizations fault the...
  • Campos: Real question is, how did prof get on CU's faculty in first place?

    02/05/2005 8:21:13 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 1,291+ views
    Should a serious research university consider hiring a fascist? This question doesn't have an easy answer. After all, prior to World War II Europe produced several brilliant political theorists and philosophers who could be characterized as fascists, or proto-fascists, including Joseph de Maistre, Carl Schmitt and Martin Heidegger. Whether, post-Auschwitz, it's possible even in theory to advocate similar views in intellectually plausible ways is an interesting question. It is not, however, a question that has any relevance to the case of University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, despite the obvious fascistic streak in Churchill's writings and public performances. As a...
  • Blogger Influence Raises Ethical Questions

    01/21/2005 1:00:34 PM PST · by seppel · 53 replies · 1,129+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 21.1.2005 | By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer
    ... in need of more formal ethical guidelines or codes of conduct....
  • Supreme Court Transforms Use of Sentence Guidelines

    01/13/2005 4:58:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 352+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 13, 2005 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    THE OVERVIEW WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday transformed federal criminal sentencing by restoring to judges much of the discretion that Congress took away 21 years ago when it put sentencing guidelines in place and told judges to follow them. The guidelines, intended to make sentences more uniform, should be treated as merely advisory to cure a constitutional deficiency in the system, the court held in an unusual two-part decision produced by two coalitions of justices. In the first part, five justices declared that the current guidelines system violated defendants' rights to trial by jury by giving...
  • New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Eat Less, Exercise More

    01/13/2005 12:03:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies · 5,671+ views
    msn ^ | 1-13-2005 | Amanda Gardner, HealthDay Reporter
    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDayNews) -- Americans need to consume fewer calories and exercise more to maintain a healthy weight, according to new dietary guidelines released Wednesday by the federal government. "Let's face it. Every American is looking for a pill. It's not going to happen," U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said at the Washington, D.C., news conference announcing the guidelines.
  • Federal Guidelines for Religious Expression in Public Schools

    12/22/2004 10:10:22 PM PST · by coffee260 · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Kevin Simpson ^ | 1995 | Secretary of Education Richard Riley
    What are the ground rules for religious expression in public schools? Secretary of Education Richard Riley, at the direction of President Clinton, issued guidelines in 1995 and updated them in 1998 to reflect recent court decisions. A synopsis of the guidelines: • Students have the same right to engage in individual or group prayer and religious discussion during the school day as they do to engage in other comparable activity. • Local school authorities have "substantial discretion" to impose rules of order but may not structure the rules to discriminate against religious activity or speech. • Students may attempt to...
  • Holiday Etiquette-Tips on Holiday Tipping-Updated for 2004

    12/19/2004 9:44:16 PM PST · by Do not dub me shapka broham · 21 replies · 1,794+ views
    The Brian Whitman Show, 770 (WABC) ^ | December 20, 2004 |
    Here are some parameters for tipping valued-or not so valued-employees.
  • Congress Punts: Public Loses

    12/09/2004 2:49:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 408+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | December 9, 2004 | Marshall Manson
    Another winter has come in Washington and brought with it another pork-laden omnibus spending bill. That's right. Thanks to Congress's continued inability to do its job, taxpayers are once again left holding the bag as billions of our hard-earned dollars are wasted. Countless others have authored columns detailing some of the most egregious of the thousands of pork barrel projects included in the spending bill passed this week. So instead of joining the chorus bemoaning the inclusion of $1 million for the World Birding Center in Texas, $100,000 for a swimming pool in Kansas, or $2 million to buy back...
  • CA: Regents OK guidelines on their own attendance and conduct

    11/19/2004 8:00:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 217+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 11/19/04 | Eleanor Lang
    LOS ANGELES – University of California regents approved general guidelines for their expectations yesterday, briefly addressing issues including attendance, participation and ethics. The proposal was initiated by Regent Ward Connerly, who said he is concerned about inconsistent attendance and levels of participation among board members. The guidelines lacked any specific rules or means for discharge. The issue of absenteeism was raised earlier this summer when The San Diego Union-Tribune published an analysis showing some regents were missing two-thirds of their assigned committee and board meetings. One regent, Haim Saban, who had not attended a full board meeting in more than...
  • TEST VANITY - ZOT vs. "Removed"

    10/28/2004 12:57:23 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 22 replies · 523+ views
    Right Now | Me
    Dear admin moderators: Why are some threads zotted, while others are simply and quickly removed? What's the guideline? Because some of us like to have fun with our little trolls before they're dispatched to the netherworld. It just seems there's more "removing" and less "zotting" going on these days. Yours truly, A concerned FReeper...
  • U.N. panel to frame guidelines on legality of pre-emptive strike

    10/09/2004 8:29:19 AM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 68 replies · 773+ views
    The Washington Times - Insider ^ | October 6, 2004 | By Heather J. Carlson
    Members of an international panel studying United Nations' operations say the group hopes to lay down clear rules declaring when it is legal for a nation to use pre-emptive military force in its own defense. The issue grows out of the international controversy over the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq without a final U.N. Security Council resolution explicitly authorizing the war, said panel member Gareth Evans, a former foreign minister of Australia. "I expect the panel to be giving close consideration to what those rules are and how they should be applied and whether an effort should be made...
  • WSJ: The Sentencing Game

    10/04/2004 5:45:13 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 332+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2004 | Editorial
    ...On the docket are cases involving the constitutionality of capital punishment for teens, the detention of illegal immigrants in the age of terrorism, and age discrimination in the workplace. The Justices will hear an important eminent domain case -- whether a city can force citizens to sell their homes or businesses in favor of economic development -- and they'll decide whether oenophiles can import across state lines.... But the most significant cases may be the two the Court will hear this afternoon on the right to trial by jury. At stake are the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines mandated by Congress in...
  • Panel Advises More Focus on Grains, Less on Sugar

    08/12/2004 9:05:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 322+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 12, 2004 | MARIAN BURROS
    The recommendations from the federal advisory panel revising Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help people improve their eating habits play down sugar and emphasize whole grains, two significant changes from the current guidelines, which were issued in 2000. On the recommendation of the 13-member panel, which held its final meeting yesterday in Washington, sugar has disappeared as a separate entry. Advice on modifying sugar consumption, which had appeared in the previous five editions dating to 1980, has been folded into the overall category of carbohydrates. For the first time, the guidelines recommend replacing consumption of some refined grains with whole...
  • Federal appeals court weighs in on sentencing guidelines

    07/14/2004 10:40:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 401+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/14/04 | AP - Cincinnati
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A four-state appeals court ruled Wednesday that federal sentencing guidelines are only recommendations, adding to the judicial confusion created by a Supreme Court ruling last month. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a Tennessee case that federal judges do not need to adhere to guidelines that were designed to equalize sentences for similar crimes. The 6th Circuit hears federal appeals from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. Wednesday's ruling ordered resentencing in a bank fraud case. Some lawyers said Wednesday's ruling could affect thousands of cases that were tried in the past 20 years under...
  • Guidelines Advise Blood Pressure Checks for Children

    05/20/2004 1:18:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 333+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2004 | Associated Press
    New federal guidelines recommend checking children for possible heart and blood vessel damage if they have high blood pressure -- a hazard increasing among the very young as Americans put on more and more weight. The new guidelines, like those issued eight years ago, urge doctors to begin checking children for high blood pressure at age 3 during routine office visits, just as they do for adults. "I think there is still a large proportion of pediatricians and family practitioners who are not routinely measuring blood pressure," said Ronald Portman of the University of Texas at Houston, a member of...
  • An arsenal of hate and a tortured mind ( Somewhat Ambiguous Nashville Sentencing)

    03/18/2004 3:31:12 PM PST · by wardaddy · 1 replies · 145+ views
    The Tennessean (ugh) ^ | 3-18-04 | Johnson
    By ROB JOHNSON Staff Writer Federal judge weighs evidence of mental illness, weapons stashes to determine a defendant's fate Michael Smith had pulled his Ford Contour up a Bowling Avenue median and stopped. Outside his driver's-side window he could see a brick wall emblazoned with the words ''Gan Yeladim'' and ''The Abraham and Olga Heller Pre-School.'' ''Gan Yeladim'' means Garden of Children. On this leafy street in Nashville's Richland neighborhood, Smith could study the Jewish school while traffic was forced to squeeze past him awkwardly on the right. One of those passing motorists saw the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on Smith's...
  • Accused Terrorist Wrote School Guidelines with ACLU

    01/05/2004 12:51:41 PM PST · by jent · 40 replies · 6,909+ views
    BlessedCause ^ | 1/5/04 | Jen Shroder
    Accused Terrorist Wrote Public School Guidelines with ACLU [over 23 references linked below] Abdurahman Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Council, supporter of Hamas, Hezbollah and accused of ties with Osama bin Laden, helped develop "Religious Expression in Public School" with the ACLU which holds the copyright. Launched by Clinton in 1995, these "Presidential Guidelines" greatly impact public schools today. Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU, refers to these guidelines as the authority to support the ACLU’s lawsuits restricting Christmas celebrations and removing Nativity scenes from public schools. School districts are pressured to utilize Clinton’s guidelines which he sold to...
  • New guidelines for wetlands replacement adopted

    12/26/2002 6:40:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 327+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 12/26/02 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration adopted a new plan and guidelines today for replacing swamps and bogs that have been filled or drained to make way for highway, housing or other projects.</p> <p>Administration officials said their approach, based on input from six agencies, will not diminish the role of wetlands in providing habitat to wildlife, flood control and water quality.</p>
  • Guidelines For Countering Racial, Ethnic And Religious Profiling

    11/02/2002 2:36:44 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 436+ views
    Guidelines for Countering Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling Diversity > Guidelines for Countering Profiling On Oct. 6 at its National Convention in Seattle, the Society of Professional Journalists passed a resolution urging members and fellow journalists to take steps against racial profiling in their coverage of the war on terrorism and to redouble their commitment to: Use language that is informative and not inflammatory; Portray Muslims, Arabs and Middle Eastern and South Asian Americans in the richness of their diverse experiences; Seek truth through a variety of voices and perspectives that help audiences understand the complexities of the events in...
  • Defending the Constitution in Real Life

    04/25/2002 4:22:56 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 8 replies · 302+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | April 24, 2002 | Roger F. Gay
    Laura Morgan at the Bottom of the Slippery Slope By Roger F. Gay, Men's News Daily, April 24, 2002 Laura Morgan chairs the Child Support Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. She is also one of the world's most devoted advocates of the current child support system. Through a variety of activities she has turned this passion into an integral part of her career. Among her ongoing activities, is the maintenance of a sophisticated website that promotes acceptance of the new system, through information and advice on how the laws should be perceived. When...