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  • Ten Million Man March on DC?

    01/05/2014 11:51:18 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 307 replies
    January 5, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    To hell with a million man march. We need a TEN MILLION man march!! Fill the mall and every street in DC!! Time to raise the pucker factor in DC until no one in congress can even raise up from his chair. When the people fear their government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, we have Liberty!! Tea Party leaders, right-wing groups, 2nd amendment groups, pro-life religious leaders, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Levin: Gentlemen start your engines!! It's time to unite and turnout freedom loving Americans of every political stripe to run the statist bums out and restore...
  • CARSON: The grit and gumption to resist Obamacare

    09/25/2013 9:01:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/25/13 | Ben S. Carson
    Today, the freedom of Americans to control their own health care needs is being threatened by massive governmental interference. Those attempting to fundamentally change America are attempting to take control of the most important thing any of us possesses: our health. It often comes at a heavy cost, but freedom is worth fighting for. In 1836, the brave defenders of the Alamo went down to defeat by Mexican Gen. Santa Anna and his army, which was 10 times greater in number than the defenders under the command of Lt. Col. William Barret Travis. Not all of the 200 defenders were...
  • Five years ago today, one of my heroes died

    08/03/2013 8:21:25 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Sam Storms ^ | 8-3-13 | Sam Storms
    Five years ago today, August 3, 2008, one of my heroes died. I never met him, but I think I know him. Of one thing I’m certain, the influence exerted on me by Alexander Solzhenitsyn is incalculable. It’s difficult to explain the personal impact of Solzhenitsyn. He was such a massive figure in the public eye and provoked controversy (the good kind) throughout the course of his life. He was born on December 11, 1918, in Kislovodsk in southern Russia. Toward the end of WW II, in 1945, while serving as a captain in the Red Army, he was arrested...
  • LaPierre: NRA, members will never surrender guns

    05/04/2013 10:18:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies
    seattlepi ^ | May 4, 2013 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    The public face of the National Rifle Association is imploring members to never surrender their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will "destroy us and every ounce of our freedom." Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre spoke in Houston during the organization's annual member meeting, which is part of the yearly convention. LaPierre told several thousand people that the "political and media elites" have tried to use December's shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and other recent mass shootings "to blame us, to shame us, to compromise our freedom for their agenda."...
  • Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional

    05/02/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 156 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    A new law in Kansas that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun controls in the state is unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric H. Holder said. “In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, [the law] directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional,” Mr. Holder wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter dated April 26. “Federal officers who are responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations in order to maintain public safety cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution by a state and the continued performance of...
  • Is N.Y.'s Gun Confiscation Scheme Tied to Larger Federal Plan?

    04/17/2013 5:25:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    New American ^ | Wednesday, 17 April 2013 17:00 | Dave Bohon
    Is N.Y.'s Gun Confiscation Scheme Tied to Larger Federal Plan? Written by Dave Bohon A report from TheBlaze.com alleges that the state of New York is using its recently enacted NY SAFE Act as justification to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens — specifically individuals who have been prescribed anti-anxiety medication. But some Second Amendment advocates allege the scheme is part of a larger federal gun control plot. According to the Blaze, on April 1 a legal gun owner in upstate New York, later identified by a Buffalo newspaper as 35-year-old David Lewis, “received an official notice from the state ordering...
  • New York's assault weapon registration begins under NY SAFE Act

    04/16/2013 1:53:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Key measures of New York's tough new gun law have kicked in, meaning owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons are required to register their guns. There are also new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines. The new provisions took effect Monday. New York's affiliate of the National Rifle Association says it expects to ask a federal judge late in the afternoon to immediately halt the magazine limit. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association says the law violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens "to keep commonly possessed firearms." Association president Tom King says...
  • Gun Bill Passes Senate Cloture, Despite the Fact that No Senator Has Actually Seen It

    04/12/2013 7:03:16 PM PDT · by True Grit · 33 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 11, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    The gun bill passed cloture in the Senate with 68 votes today. How does this happen, in what we are told is the world’s greatest deliberative body, when senators have not even seen the text of the legislation? Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before the vote to move gun-control legislation forward, Mike Lee (R., Utah) urged postponing the cloture vote because none of his Senate colleagues has yet had a chance to read the entire bill. “We’re trying to prevent the ability of members to push through legislation before anyone has had the time to read and evaluate the...
  • This Is How We Resist *Video*

    02/28/2013 11:16:31 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | Mac Slavo
    This Is How We Resist *Video* Mac Slavo February 28th, 2013 It should be clear by now that the Federal government, through various agencies like the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, is rapidly moving towards a legal model that aims to strip fundamental rights traditionally protected by the Constitution of the United States. The Second Amendment is and has been under fire for quite some time, but what many Americans fail to realize is that the attack on our right to bear arms is only part of a much broader plan, one that aims to quietly kill any semblance...
  • Western New Yorkers Stand Up for Gun Rights

    02/04/2013 12:13:14 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jack Cahill
    From Cashill's novel 2006: the Chautauqua Rising, which was published in the year 2000, New York State officials exploit a school shooting to strip state citizens of their constitutional rights. (snip) The gun people came first. By noon, thousands of them were on their way. From all over the East, hell, from all over America, Canada too, they converged on Western New York in pick-ups and SUVs and RVs and who knows what else, many of them bearing the banner, Chautauqua or Bust.
  • Register … or Rebel: How Many New Yorkers Will Defy The New Gun Law?

    01/28/2013 9:55:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/28/2013 | Bob Owens
    Already, there are signs that Governor Cuomo and his allies underestimated the pushback. As draconian, ill-advised, and possibly unconstitutional as the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (NY SAFE) anti-gun law was when it was hastily signed into law, it might have been far worse — this according to a New York legislator who fought against the bill.Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin has released documentation showing rejected Democratic proposals for the NY SAFE Act. They included these: Confiscation of all firearms arbitrarily redefined as “assault weapons”Labeling semi-automatic shotguns as “assault weapons” if they can hold more than five rounds or have...
  • (NY) State Officials To Visit The Adirondacks, Southern Tier And Western New York About NY SAFE Act

    Albany, NY – Teams made up of members of the New York State Police and Division of Criminal Justice Services to visit communities across the state starting this week. The teams will be available to meet local law enforcement and answer questions from New Yorkers regarding NY SAFE Act.Tuesday, January 2912:00 PM Mike Green, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Division of Criminal Justice Services and Steve Hogan, First Deputy Counsel, New York State Police present the NY SAFE Act in Erie County Clarence Public Library 3 Town Place Clarence, New York OPEN PRESS12:00 PM First Deputy Superintendent Kevin Gagan, New York State...
  • On Gun Control and Genocide

    01/19/2013 2:39:26 PM PST · by Katechon · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 19 | Karl Denninger
    Karl Denninger just posted this YouTube video, in which he contrasts your odds to die in a genocide versus your odds to die in a mass-shooting. RESIST Young man with well concealed gunfacing fearlessly the Obama régime.
  • 2013: Resist or Disarm. Start deciding now what form your resistance will take.

    01/04/2013 3:04:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    "The meek, he had been told, would inherit the earth, but only when the last soldier left it to them in his will." -- Captain Richard Sharpe, in Sharpe's Company by Bernard Cornwell, Chapter 10. Sebastian, the ultimate pragmatist, has presented his read on the bills now entered, or about to be entered, into Congress: "We have a lot of work to do on the magazine issue. Most people, at this point, even pundits and elites, know the “assault weapons” issue is a crock of shit. The magazine issue is a different story." I left this comment on his blog...
  • Obamacare has more chinks in its armor than a turtle without a shell

    11/14/2012 2:07:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    CCHC ^ | 11-14-12 | twila brase
    Obamacare has more chinks in its armor than a turtle without a shell. As a result, state governors and legislators can inflict great damage. The following amazing chink was discussed by a Goldwater Institute attorney during a Tennessee-based webinar on Monday . It's only 10 lines long in the 950-page version of the law: "No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program...
  • What's a Disheartened Clinger To Do? FIGHT

    11/07/2012 5:47:58 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    FIGHT Impeach Obama over Benghazigate: Daryl Issa will be more than happy to proceed further with investigations into what really happened in Libya (and why the president has been lying about it for weeks). With the election behind us, there's still a scandal brewing that rivals Watergatge: recall that Nixon also won re-election in '72, only to be brought down by his own tangled web of lies soon afterward, doncha know. A forced resignation within 12 months would be superb, and it shouldn't take long after that before Biden's locked-away in the rubber room, safely away from the levers of power. Starve...
  • Election Day & The Day After: What are you gonna do?

    09/23/2012 9:25:03 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 61 replies
    9/24/12 | hoagy62
    So we know that, as good American citizens, we're all going to get out there and show the world that we care about our country's fate and vote to get that traitorous slime out of OUR White House on November 6th. However, I'm curious....what're your plans for the day AFTER the election? For many, they'll vote, watch the results, celebrate Obama's removal from power, and then go to work on Wednesday with a smile on our face. But....what if the results aren't so sanguine? Is anyone planning on staying home to watch out for "things" that might happen? If Obama...
  • Oklahoma State Rep to File Bill to Nullify Individual Mandate

    07/07/2012 7:59:31 AM PDT · by Idabilly · 34 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 7-6-12 | TAC Daily Updates
    “I disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling and believe that state governments were intended to serve as a check on the federal government,” said Ritze, R-Broken Arrow. “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is better known as ObamaCare, is an example of federal overreach and my legislation will authorize the state to resist it and ban the enforcement of it.”
  • Governor strikes back at Obamacare

    07/03/2012 5:16:29 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-3-12 | Brett M. Decker
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sold America down the river with his incomprehensible ruling that Obamacare is somehow constitutional when considered to be a tax. As such, it is the largest tax hike in U.S. history. This mother of all federal programs will jack up the unfunded liabilities of America’s welfare state by a heart-stopping $17 trillion, according to the Senate Budget Committee. Much of this burden will fall on the states where the programs are implemented. Some governors are vowing they will ignore President Obama’s national health care law. In an exclusive interview with The Washington Times, Florida...
  • Dallas photographer refuses to give up camera in attempted mugging

    06/20/2012 10:53:55 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 17 replies
    WFAA TV ^ | June 19,2012 | DAVID SCHECHTER
    DALLAS - "This camera is everything to me," said photographer Stephen Masker. And it almost cost him his life. Masker told Dallas police a group of three or four men riding in a van pulled up while he was shooting pictures of Uptown Station. At gun point, the men demanded his camera -- the one thing he was unwilling to give. "I said, 'What? Like, what are you talking about?'" Masker recalled. "He repeated himself and said, 'Give me your camera.' I said, 'I'm not giving you my camera.'"
  • Protest by Catholic activists may hamper Obama reelection bid (Organize! Mobilize! Go!)

    04/24/2012 10:28:04 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama has seen his standing among Catholic voters, a crucial segment of the electorate, slip in recent weeks, and a looming confrontation with Catholic activists could make it worse. Democrats want voters this year to focus on what they have branded a war on women, but the flip side of the debate — the so-called war on religion — is not going away anytime soon. Earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for two weeks of public protest in June and July against what it sees as growing government encroachment on religious freedom. The protests are...
  • Registration: The Nazi Paradigm

    04/01/2012 6:27:51 AM PDT · by eak3 · 21 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | June 2001 | Stephen P. Halbrook
    Should you be so trusting and turn over your weapons you will be put on a "black list" in spite of everything. The enemy will always need hostages or forced laborers later on (read: "work slaves") and will gladly make use of the "black lists." You see once again that you cannot escape his net and had better die fighting.
  • Training excercise startles locals (papers please, mein herr)

    01/05/2012 9:36:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Commercial ^ | 1/5/12 | MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer
    It may have looked like they were ready for war or some deranged person looking for his late Social Security benefits. But it was only Federal Protective Service officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who were conducting a random training operation early Tuesday morning when they surprisingly showed up at the Social Security Administration office in downtown Leesburg. With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building. "I thought...
  • Wall Street protesters vow to stay put (despite living in disease infested filth)

    10/13/2011 7:10:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/12/2011 | cnn
    Protesters will resist any efforts to remove them from the Lower Manhattan park where they have been camped for nearly a month, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's order that they vacate the park at 7 a.m. Friday so it can be cleaned, an organizer said Thursday. "Come tomorrow morning, we will passively resist and make it as difficult a process to remove us as possible," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Tyler Combelic. "It's not an occupation if you can't occupy the park." His words appeared to be backed up by the sentiment of the crowd of more than 1,000 protesters who...
  • GOP leaders: Fed should resist new stimulus (Just Say NO!)

    09/20/2011 3:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/20/11 | Martin Crutsinger - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders of the House and Senate are urging Federal Reserve policymakers against taking further steps to lower interest rates. On the eve of the Fed's two-day policy meeting, the leaders sent a letter warning that the Fed's policies could harm an already-weak U.S. economy.
  • Resisting ObamaCare, Gandhi Style

    03/24/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Good · 10 replies · 539+ views
    Forbes ^ | 03.24.10, 12:01 AM EDT | Shikha Dalmia
    President Barack Obama came into office promising hope and change. But he might get more change than he hoped for. By foisting ObamaCare on a deeply unwilling country he might have set the stage for the largest civil disobedience movement since the civil rights era, which, if it plays its cards right, could undo his legislation and his legacy. . . .
  • Barack Obama opponents urge census boycott......

    03/08/2010 1:15:09 PM PST · by TaraP · 181 replies · 1,399+ views
    Conservative opponents of the Obama administration are urging supporters to resist the upcoming US census, saying it asks too many questions and reflects increasing government intrusion into private matters. The census, held every 10 years since 1790, is becoming a focal point for the growing anti-government movement in the US. The government will endeavour to count every person living in the US, regardless of legal, immigration or citizenship status. The count, which helps determine political representation and the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in government funds, is mandated by the constitution. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a virulently conservative, anti-Obama...
  • FREEP THIS POLL: "What should Scott Brown do?"

    02/05/2010 8:37:39 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 20 replies · 834+ views
    Find common ground with Obama, or resist his agenda?
  • Minn. lawmaker vows not to complete Census(worth a repost)

    06/20/2009 4:17:26 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 30 replies · 1,211+ views
    Washington Times by way of Drudge ^ | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    EXCLUSIVE: Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.
  • Gun Bans for Your Health

    04/12/2009 9:04:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,508+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 04/09/2009 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    While President Obama, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Attorney General Eric Holder share an anti-gun ideology, they might not be the greatest threat to the Second Amendment among the current administration. Their gun control efforts could be vastly outdone by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s habit of equating gun bans with curing a “public health epidemic.” Prior to becoming secretary of education, Duncan was CEO of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) from 2001 to 2008. During that time, student performance in CPS remained static or fell even further behind the national average. For example, in October 2008 the Chicago Tribune...
  • Also on Obama's plate: an immigration bill

    04/09/2009 6:30:42 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 18 replies · 893+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/08/2009 | Julia Preston
    While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Barack Obama plans to begin addressing America's immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Obama will frame the new effort — likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue — as "policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system," said the official, Cecilia Munoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House. Obama plans to speak publicly about the issue in...
  • Man Shoots Armed Robber In Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago suburb)

    12/23/2008 7:44:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies · 2,194+ views
    WBBM AM 780 Chicago ^ | December 22, 2008
    Monday, 22 December 2008 1:04PM Man Shoots Armed Robber In Oak Park (OAK PARK, Ill.) Police are searching for a man who shot an armed robber after the man refused to give up his leather coat Sunday night at an Oak Park gas station. The shooting happened about 11 p.m. at a gas station at North and Hayes avenues, in the northeast corner of Oak Park, according to Village of Oak Park Communications Director David Powers. A man was putting gas in his car when he was approached by two other men who demanded his leather coat. The man in...
  • Obama's nation has begun

    12/08/2008 11:10:34 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 24 replies · 1,449+ views
    Grassfire ^ | December 8, 2008 | Grassfire
    Obama's nation has begun. Join the (Patriotic, Resilient, Conservative) Resistance Welcome to Obama’s nation... The “transformational” figure who will “change the world” is now in charge, and he’s on a mission. Emboldened by an overwhelming electoral victory and a near-supermajority in Congress, President-elect Obama and his allies are preparing to implement his liberal, “post-American” agenda. Simply put, what President-elect Obama and the Pelosi-Reid Congress have in store has the potential to rapidly move America to the socialist Left. 1 million citizens resisting... Who can stop the Obama agenda? Only an unprecedented idea-based Resistance from freedom-loving citizens can prevent the full...
  • Greg Niewendorp Receives Some Visitors--"They Made a Terrible Mistake"

    08/22/2007 6:31:19 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 1 replies · 472+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | August 22,2007 | David E. Gumpert
    For the last six months, since he formally opted out of Michigan’s cattle testing program for bovine tuberculosis and its mandatory enforcement of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), Greg Niewendorp has been waiting.
  • Threat Of 'Superflu' Rampage As Mutant Viruses Resist Drugs

    09/30/2006 5:42:12 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 943+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | Richard Gray
    Threat of 'superflu' rampage as mutant viruses resist drugs By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent (Filed: 01/10/2006) The drive to fight deadly flu pandemics with special antiviral drugs risks creating an untreatable "superflu", the head of -Britain's public health watchdog has warned. Sir William Stewart, the chairman of the Health Protection Agency, warned that the widespread use of antiviral drugs to treat illnesses, including bird flu and seasonal influenza, is causing- viruses to mutate into drug-resistant- forms. He claimed that drug-resistant viruses now represented as big a threat to public health as antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria, such as MRSA. His comments come...
  • The Path To 911: Urge ABC to Resist Censorship

    09/08/2006 12:10:14 PM PDT · by forty_years · 102 replies · 2,933+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | 9/8/06 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    "Liberals" are urging ABC to censor its planned mini-series, "The Path To 911," stating, "Accounts of advance screenings indicate that this program places primary responsibility for the attacks of 9/11 on the Clinton administration while whitewashing the failures of the Bush administration." Our Constitution states, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." I don't see an exemption made for "advance screenings" by leftists. Remind you of the Islamist reaction to the Danish cartoons? Birds of a feather... If the Left doesn't like it, then it doesn't get shown? Is this what we've...
  • China, Russia Resist North Korea Sanctions

    07/05/2006 4:35:45 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 466+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-6-2006 | Edith M Lederer
    China, Russia Resist North Korea Sanctions Thursday July 6, 2006 12:16 AM By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) - China and Russia resisted an attempt in the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions against North Korea for its missile launches Wednesday, saying only diplomacy could halt the isolated regime's nuclear and rocket development programs. Japan, backed by the U.S. and Britain, circulated a resolution that would ban any country from transferring funds, material and technology that could be used in North Korea's missile and weapons of mass destruction programs. China, the North's closest ally, and Russia,...
  • Somalia's Clerics Vow To Resist America

    06/07/2006 6:04:40 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 727+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-8-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Somalia's clerics vow to resist America By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi (Filed: 08/06/2006) Militant Muslims who took control of Somalia's anarchic capital this week declared war on ''infidels'' yesterday and warned that any US intervention in Mogadishu would be ''disastrous''. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, chairman of the city's Islamic court union, warned that any action from Washington would fail, echoing the botched 1993 operation that left 18 US servicemen and 300 Somalis dead, and was used as the basis for the film Black Hawk Down. "If US forces intervene directly against us in Mogadishu, then we are ready to teach...
  • Sheep stranded near Santa Maria resist rescue efforts

    05/11/2006 10:39:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 236+ views
    Two sheep stranded without water on a rocky ledge above a highway have defied efforts to shoo them to safety. Officials from fire, wildlife and law enforcement departments on Wednesday shot non-lethal ammunition, explosives and water hoses at the sheep, and let loose dogs, threw rocks, blared sirens and hollered at them. The ram and ewe, however, refused to scale a steep trail that leads off the ledge 50 yards above Highway 166. "They're like a person. Do you want to take a chance or stay where it's safe?" said supervisory wildlife biologist Joe Bennett of the U.S. Department of...
  • Is there a new member of the Bush family?

    01/30/2006 12:22:36 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 101 replies · 1,988+ views
    REUTERS.COM ^ | Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:53 AM ET | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush says Bill Clinton has become so close to his father that the Democratic former president is like a member of the family. Former President George Bush has worked with Clinton to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami and the hurricane disaster along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Asked about his father and Clinton, Bush quipped, "Yes, he and my new brother." "That's a good relationship. It's a fun relationship to watch," Bush said in an interview with CBS News broadcast on Sunday. While attending Pope John Paul's funeral, Bush said, "It was...
  • Homeowner who fought firefighters admits guilt

    01/05/2006 5:43:58 AM PST · by radar101 · 3 replies · 406+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | Jan.5, 2005 | J. Harry Jones
    An Escondido man who prevented firefighters from entering his burning home until it was too late to save it pleaded guilty yesterday to deterring officials from performing their duties by means of threat or violence. Steven Boyer, 35, faces up to one year in jail in a plea agreement reached in Superior Court. Judge Michael Kirkman scheduled sentencing for Feb. 2. Boyer's upscale split-level hillside home on Inspiration Lane was destroyed in the Nov. 11 blaze. The loss was estimated at $850,000. In return for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped other charges, including a count of being under the influence...
  • NC gasoline tax slated to rise on New Year's Day (RATS mixed on special session to kill it)

    12/31/2005 8:11:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 872+ views
    Franklin Press ^ | 12/30/05
    Gasoline tax slated to rise on New Year's Day Lawmakers scramble to freeze nearly 3-cents hike From staff reports Macon County motorists are bracing for a state gasoline tax hike that will greet them at the pump on New Year's Day. On Sunday, the state tax on gasoline will jump by nearly 3 cents to a total of 29.9 cents per gallon. The increase will boost the tax to its highest level in state history. And North Carolina's gas tax will become the highest per gallon in the Southeast and the sixth highest in the U.S. The automatic tax also...
  • Pakistan's Islamic Schools Resist Expulsion Order

    12/29/2005 7:00:43 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 316+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-30-2005 | Imtiaz Gul
    Pakistan's Islamic schools resist expulsion order · Ban on foreign students followed London bombs· Leaders claim Musharraf ruling is discriminatory Imtiaz Gul in Islamabad Friday December 30, 2005 The Guardian (UK) Leaders of Pakistan's 13,000 madrasas have vowed to defy a government deadline to expel foreign students by December 31, saying the regulations discriminate against religious schools. President Pervez Musharraf required Pakistan's madrasas to expel about 1,800 foreign students after the July 7 bombings in London highlighted the extremist links of some schools. Three of the London bombers were of Pakistani descent, and the Aldgate bomber, Shehzad Tanweer, attended a...
  • "TODAY MARCH 18TH STARVATION DAY #1 FOR TERRI SCHIAVO...FREEP FOR HER LIFE" (Thread 2)

    03/17/2005 5:58:41 PM PST · by tutstar · 5,179 replies · 89,819+ views
    various ^ | 3/17/2005 | various
  • Teaneck Set to Undermine Patriot Act and Finds Resistance

    03/16/2005 4:35:25 AM PST · by Ziva · 16 replies · 777+ views
    Jewish Voice and Opinion ^ | March 2005 | Susan Rosenbluth
    In Teaneck, NJ, last month, the Town Council was asked to pass a resolution opposing parts of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which, in the wake of 9-11, was enacted with overwhelming Congressional support to rectify recognized intelligence failures in this country. The Town Council has requested Teaneck’s town attorney to draft such a resolution so that it can be debated at a future meeting. Initially, there were suggestions that Teaneck draft a proposal informing the Federal government that the city will no longer comply with parts of the Patriot Act. But after receiving a letter from Sharon Hes,...
  • Clerics Resists Musharraf's War On Madrassas

    09/04/2004 5:09:44 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 284+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-5-2004 | Massoud Ansari
    Clerics resist Musharraf's war on madrassas By Massoud Ansari in Karachi (Filed: 05/09/2004) Islamic clerics in Pakistan have launched a campaign of resistance against a government crackdown on religious schools. They are furious that President Pervez Musharraf is attempting to staunch the flow of "terrorist recruits" by regulating the schools, known as madrassas. There are up to 20,000 such schools in Pakistan and until now the state has had no control over them. The government is now insisting that they should be registered and teach secular subjects. The Farooqia mosque in Karachi, which runs an extremist Sunni seminary, has hosted...
  • Demos resist desire to return home (Chicken Run)

    08/31/2003 7:44:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 263+ views
    San Antonio Express ^ | 8/31/03 | Guillermo X. Garcia
    Demos resist desire to return home By Guillermo X. Garcia Express-News Austin Bureau Web Posted : 08/31/2003 12:00 AM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Thirty-five days after defiantly leaving the state, and five days after successfully killing a second special session on redistricting, the Texas 11 are no closer to home this holiday weekend. Although some of the AWOL Democratic state senators had hoped to spend the long weekend with friends and family back in Texas — one member even made tentative reservations to return to Houston — they remain holed up in a high-rise hotel here with no clear exit strategy....
  • Saddam Urges Iraq to Resist U.S. Military - (Save Me, Save Me)

    03/20/2003 4:46:25 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 11 replies · 164+ views
    AP ^ | 20 March, 2003
    By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - A subdued Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) appeared on state-run television Thursday after the U.S. air strike on Baghdad, accusing the United States of a "shameful crime" and urging his people to "draw your sword" against the invaders. "We will resist the invaders, and God willing, we will force them to reach the limits where they will lose their patience and thus lose the illusions they have entertained," the Iraqi president, in full military uniform, said in an address peppered with citations from the Quran. "They will face a bitter...
  • Message to the Troops: Resist! (Leftie West Pointer calls for mutiny)

    10/14/2002 8:19:24 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 122 replies · 421+ views
    AlterNet ^ | 10/11/2002 | David Wiggins
    Dear Soldier of the U.S. Military: Considering the common practice of talking about "supporting the troops" in times of hostilities, I should let you know how I feel. With all due respect, I want you to know that if you participate in this conflict, you are not serving me, and I don't support you. Speaking for myself, I feel those who participate will be damaging my reputation as an American, and further endangering me and my children by creating hatred that will someday be returned to us -- perhaps someday soon. Your actions will not lead to a safer world,...
  • Iraq vows to resist U.S. military action (Read it for a good laugh)

    07/31/2002 4:27:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies · 352+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | July 31 2002 | Hassan Hafidh
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq says Baghdad will resist any U.S. military campaign and will "kick the United States out of the region" if attacked. In an interview with Reuters, Iraq's Trade Minister Mohammed Mehdi Saleh said Baghdad would also take punitive economic measures against countries which backed a possible U.S. strike. Washington has made no secret of its wish to topple President Saddam Hussein's government, having branded Iraq part of an "axis of evil" supporting terrorism and developing weapons of mass destruction. "The United States will be defeated and it will be kicked out of the region if it attacks...