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  • The “Buildup” Continues: DHS Purchases 2,700 MRAPs (Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles)

    03/04/2013 7:20:52 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 124 replies
    The “Buildup” Continues: Dept. of Homeland Security Purchases 2,700 MRAPs (Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles) For Domestic Use… Posted on March 4, 2013 by sundance Some may ignore – But we ask the same questions again, and again. Why do they need these? – This is beyond Creepy – Who is the DHS going to war against? The Federal Government ordered almost 2 billion rounds of ammunition. They ordered targets looking like average armed citizens. They are conducting military style exercises in urban areas. North Carolina police say they are practicing for martial law. Now this…… Via Modern Survival Blog...
  • Meet the Animal Rights Movement’s Rich Aunt (PETA & PCRM 'sugar momma')

    10/22/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 377+ views
    The deceptively named “Cancer Project” animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isn’t hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a lawsuit in Connecticut yesterday against three restaurant chains demanding warnings about a supposed link between grilled chicken and cancer. As we told the media, PCRM is nothing more than an animal rights front for pushing vegan activism, which is funded primarily by a single rich donor. Since 2003, PCRM and the Cancer Project have derived 60 percent of their budgets from a...
  • St. Anthony's High School in Long Island bars lesbian student from bringing female date to prom

    05/14/2011 12:10:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Daily News ^ | May 13, 2011 | LARRY MCSHANE
    St. Anthony's High School A Long Island Catholic high school senior barred from bringing her ex-girlfriend to the prom can come by herself, find a male date - or just stay home. Angelina Lange, 17, of Bay Shore, was turned down by St. Anthony's High School administrators when she asked about a same-sex couple attending the annual event. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of the Roman Catholic school, said the decision was nothing personal - just a reflection of the school's religious tenets. "Our Catholic faith specifies that marriage involve a man and a woman, and our policies on dating...
  • House panel wants Homeland Security documents

    01/16/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies
    news.yahoo.com/AP ^ | 01/16/11 18 mins ago | ALAN FRAM
    Associated Press – 18 mins ago WASHINGTON – A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom of Information Act requests before the records were released, according to a letter obtained Sunday by The Associated Press. The letter to Homeland Security was sent late Friday by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It represents an early move by House Republicans who have vowed to launch numerous probes of President Barack Obama's administration, ranging from its implementation of the...
  • Lawsuit planned after protesters put on terror list (tax protestors on list?)

    09/15/2010 8:45:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | By Andrew Conte, Mike Wereschagin and Brad Bumsted
    "An activist who believes he was improperly included on a state terror threat list said this morning he is preparing a federal lawsuit. ...." Governor "Rendell said he is "deeply embarrassed" by the disclosure that state Homeland Security officials included information about protesters on what was supposed to be a list of possible terrorist threats."
  • Clinton Wedding Raises Questions of Interfaith Marriage

    07/29/2010 8:43:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Click here to find out more! When asked about the significance of her daughter, Chelsea, marrying Marc Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, and thus being married in an interfaith union, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded, “Over the years, so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity have just disappeared.” True, the barriers have disappeared, but serious difficulties remain. While some scholars argue that mixed-faith unions “serve as a refiner’s fire” that make the relationships stronger, the statistical evidence indicates this is all too frequently not the outcome. The American...
  • Body of 2nd missing US Navy sailor recovered in eastern Afghanistan

    07/29/2010 4:53:11 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 78 replies · 7+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | FOXNews.com
    <p>KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior U.S. military official and Afghan officials say the body of a second U.S. sailor who went missing in a dangerous part of eastern Afghanistan has been recovered.</p> <p>The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information, says the family of Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove — a 25-year-old from the Seattle area — has been notified of his death.</p>
  • How German Homeschoolers Won Asylum in the U.S.

    02/03/2010 8:42:41 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 25 replies · 560+ views
    time.com ^ | Feb. 01, 2010 | Tristana Moore / Berlin
    How German Homeschoolers Won Asylum in the U.S. But here's the problem: in Germany it's compulsory for children to attend school, and the Romeikes soon found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Local authorities slapped the couple with a $10,000 fine, and police even took their children to school when the Romeikes refused to send them. Fearing that they could lose custody of their kids or even be put in jail, the Romeikes fled to the U.S. in 2008, looking for a community where they could educate their kids as they saw fit.
  • Filing isn't learning (Using students to help teachers and giving the students academic credit)

    09/13/2007 10:22:45 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 38 replies · 537+ views
    LA Times ^ | 13 September 2007 | Editorial Staff
    Of all the useless classes foisted on California's high school students, few are as academically irrelevant as service class. Never heard of it? Maybe it's called "teacher's assistant class" at your neighborhood school, or perhaps it's listed as "independent study." Students' duties in these electives are, by and large, similar: makingcopies, running errands, taking attendance, sometimes grading papers. Other electives are borderline irrelevant -- manicuring and cosmetology come to mind, particularly when they fail to prepare students to obtain licenses in those fields. But service classes are universally without instructional value. So if they don't benefit students, why do schools...
  • In the Triangle of Death: Buena grad gives insight into a soldier's life in Iraq

    08/22/2006 10:09:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 425+ views
    MUSAYYIB, Iraq—Fighting insurgents with tanks and guns is only half the battle for Sierra Vista native Capt. Irvin Oliver. As a Company Commander in the 2nd Brigade of 4th Infantry Division, Oliver learned that in Iraq it requires more than bullets to defeat insurgents. On July 22, during a routine patrol in Musayyib, Oliver’s soldiers came under fire. The fight lasted an afternoon and escalated to point where most of his battalion was called in. When the fight was over, 33 insurgents were killed. U.S. soldiers received only minor injuries. Oliver, 32, was assigned Musayyib as his company’s area of...
  • Cheney Addresses Graduates of His Old H.S.

    05/29/2006 9:37:36 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 11 replies · 328+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 5-29-2006 | AP
    CASPER, Wyo. - Vice President Dick Cheney told graduates of his old high school Saturday to keep their eyes open for unexpected opportunities. Cheney recalled for the Natrona County High School Class of 2006 how George W. Bush asked him to lead the search for his running mate in the 2000 presidential race. "We all know how that turned out," Cheney said. "Let me put this lesson in very specific terms. If you're ever asked to head up an important search committee, say 'yes.' " Cheney headed a three-month search in 2000 that ended up with his own selection to...
  • H & S Marines address the mess (Mess NIGHT!)

    02/25/2006 12:46:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 674+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Lance Cpl. John J. Parry
    MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2006) -- In 1776, the United States declared its independence from the British government. However, the United States Marine Corps finds itself 230 years later, modifying the traditions of the British Royal Marine Corps and using those traditions as a foundation to create some of their own. H & S Company NCOs of the “Oldest Post” carried on the tradition of formal military dining, or the Marine Corps Mess Night, Wednesday, Feb. 22. First Sergeant Walter C. Baldwin, company first sergeant, H & S Company, said the purpose of the Mess Night, although formal, is...
  • Teen Appeals Expulsion After Alleged Sex Assault: Senior Expelled For Allegedly Taping Act

    04/22/2005 4:30:24 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 23 replies · 1,380+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | 6:50 pm EDT April 21, 2005
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One of the teens expelled after an alleged sexual attack last month at Mifflin High School is appealing his expulsion, NBC 4's Elenora Andrews reported. A ninth-grade special education student claims she was forced to perform oral sex on at least two boys at the high school auditorium while others reportedly watched the acts and another student allegedly videotaped it.
  • (Gay) Hunt H.S. Student Loses Election (last place); ACLU Ponders Options

    04/28/2004 2:07:28 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 39 replies · 244+ views
    WILSON, N.C. -- A Wilson County high school student may have lost the election for student body president, but the incident may lead to the start of a legal fight over gay rights. Jarred Gamwell finished in last place in the race for student body president. The openly gay junior said he decided to include his sexual orientation on campaign posters to show he was for equality, opportunity and fairness. He put up campaign signs with phrases like "A Queer Eye for Hunt High" and "Gay Guys Know Everything."
  • State Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) sues New York city over gay Harvey Milk HS

    08/14/2003 9:04:24 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 372+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | 08/14/03 | JOE WILLIAMS
    Spending public money to give gay and lesbian teens their own school is illegal segregation and a violation of the city's education rules, said a lawsuit filed yesterday challenging the Harvey Milk High School. "Public funds should not be used to segregate city schools," state Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) said after filing the suit in Manhattan state Supreme Court with conservative legal group Liberty Counsel. The Milk program has existed for 19 years, but the city is spending $3.2 million to renovate 2 Astor Place to expand it into a full-fledged high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and "questioning"...