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  • Police and military equipment - overturning Obama ban protects Americans and law enforcement

    08/28/2017 6:13:19 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Police have a tough and dangerous job. Armored military vehicles and military-grade body armor aren’t just useful for soldiers, they make it possible for police to protect Americans. During his address Monday to the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest police union with 330,000 members, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is overturning Obama’s ban on supplying surplus military equipment to police. It is an issue that the Fraternal Order of Police and other police organizations cared about deeply during the campaign last year. Indeed, they based their endorsement of Trump during the...
  • Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza — for a seaport, hotels, airport

    06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too. The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for the $5 billion project. Katz mentioned the Saudis and Chinese as possible builders of the port — or maybe a mysterious Israeli entrepreneur. He declined to name names. ... He said the plan is...
  • Ghostbusters trailer is most disliked in YouTube history

    05/06/2016 8:10:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 2, 2016 | Catherine Shoard
    For a film to break records before its release is usually a good sign. But such records tend to be for advance ticket sales or most trailer views – they do not tend to register unusually high levels of online dissatisfaction. When the first look at footage from Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot debuted in March, the reaction encompassed outrage not only that the beloved comedy was being remade, but that the lead characters’ genders would be altered.
  • 12-Foot-Tall ‘Pro-Israel’ Pinocchio Placed Opposite ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ Display at Columbia U

    03/03/2016 2:32:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    algemeiner journal ^ | 3/3/16 | Andrew Pessin
    A 12-foot-tall inflatable Pinocchio prominently featured in a pro-Israel installation at Columbia University has been permanently deflated, according to one of the students in the group that had erected it. The news came Thursday from Columbia’s Student Governing Board (SGB), nearly 48 hours after it held a special meeting to discuss Pinocchio’s fate. “SGB decided not to approve it,” Rudy Rochman, a co-founder of the Columbia chapter of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), told The Algemeiner. “We will put the rest of our display back up, without the Pinocchio.” When The Algemeiner asked Rochman whether SGB had given a reason for...
  • Should dogs be citizens? It’s not as crazy as you think. (Huh?)

    12/16/2014 11:01:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    VOX ^ | December 16, 2014 | Zack Beauchamp
    What if domestic animals — pets such as dogs and cats as well livestock like cows and chickens — were granted citizenship rights? That may sound like a crazy question, but Canadian philosopher Will Kymlicka thinks it's a critically important one. Kymlicka, a professor at Queen's University, is a well-regarded figure in modern political philosophy. He's also the author, along with writer Sue Donaldson, of Zoopolis, a book making the case for animal citizenship. Their basic premise is simple: animals are already part of our society, as pets and work animals, therefore we should formally recognize them as such. That's...
  • Not Putting the Clocks Back This Weekend Would Improve Health, Says Expert

    10/29/2010 7:47:42 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 72 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Staff
    Not putting the clocks back this weekend but still putting them forward in the spring would be a simple and effective way to vastly improve our health and well-being, says an expert in the online British Medical Journal. Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute, argues that the effect of doing so would be to increase the number of 'accessible' daylight hours and thus encourage more outdoor activity throughout the year. A major public health problem contributing to the incidence of chronic illnesses in the UK is caused by lack of exercise, writes Hillman. Adults are recommended...
  • Pelosi wants Bush to release oil from strategic reserve

    07/08/2008 5:33:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies · 307+ views
    Pelosi wants Bush to release oil from strategic reserve By Mike Soraghan Posted: 07/08/08 06:12 PM [ET] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in order to bring down prices. Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced to Democratic leaders Tuesday night that she has written a letter to President Bush, urging him to release a “small” amount of oil from the government stockpile to increase supply and decrease prices, a leadership aide said. In the letter, Pelosi said the price of a barrel of oil has risen nearly five-fold during Bush’s tenure and...
  • Strap-On Helicopter Could Offer Solo Flying Experience

    05/02/2008 12:13:37 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 118 replies · 146+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 05/02/2008 | Staff
    Technologia Aeroespacial Mexicana (TAM) has designed a strap-on helicopter. Tiny rockets on the tips of the propellers eliminate the need for a tail rotor, making it possible for the device to be worn on a human body. Credit: TAM. Ever since the first human saw a bird soaring through the clouds, our species has harbored a great envy for the freedom that flying gives. Now a company from Mexico is trying to capitalize on this desire with their design for a strap-on helicopter, which is intended to be worn on the back of an individual and lift them into...
  • US opens door to millions of Muslims

    05/19/2007 12:49:52 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 106 replies · 2,255+ views
    American Thinker's Blog ^ | May 18 | James Lewis
    The proposed immigration deal will throw open our doors to increased immigration from Muslim lands, not just Mexico. From the US State Department website: "The fourth and most recent wave of Muslim immigration (into the US) has come after 1965, the year President Lyndon Johnson sponsored an immigration bill that repealed the longstanding system of quotas by national origin. Under the new system, preferences went to relatives of U.S. residents and those with special occupational skills needed in the United States. The new law was a signal act in American history, making it possible for the first time since the...
  • End Airplane Terrorism (Separate baggage) (Retread trolls to be towed 500 yards aft)

    08/13/2006 8:39:23 AM PDT · by robert jones · 70 replies · 1,289+ views
    Robert Jones | 8/13/06 | Robert Jones
    One way to end terrorism on airplanes would be to have separate planes for baggage. With a minimal crew and no one else on board, an inexpensive baggage plane would not be a very attractive terrorist target. Without baggage the passenger plane would be as safe from internal attack as possible. Terrorists could only sneak on board with nonmetallic objects that they have swallowed or that they can, um, stuff up their rectums. A simple-minded implementation of such a scheme would be to halve the number of passenger flights, an inconvenience that many would put up with for the sake...
  • The Case for Banning Oil Imports

    07/30/2006 8:06:15 PM PDT · by tomzz · 63 replies · 1,033+ views
    07/30/06 | self
    The one question I don't seem to be able to come up with any sort of an answer for regarding this "War on Terror" is how Ike and FDR would have managed to fight WWII while buying oil from Adolf Hitler for $75 a barrel and up. Moreover, if even a third of what I read is true, then even discounting the likelihood of money we spend on oil coming back to us in the form of aircraft crashing into our buildings, the United States should very definitely not be importing oil. If anything we should be exporting it. If...
  • Take-Your-Dog-To-Work Day?

    07/10/2006 12:12:23 PM PDT · by NRA1995 · 36 replies · 490+ views
    AOL News ^ | 7/10/06
    On a typical day at Tellme Networks Inc., Jackson snores, Penny spends time learning Chinese and the bosses and workers are delighted. Penny, a Labrador Retriever, and Jackson, a bulldog, are part of an effort at many U.S. companies to allow pets in the workplace. One survey shows nearly one in five U.S. companies allow pets at work. Millions of Americans believe pets on the job lower absenteeism. Tellme project manager Jaymer Delapena said co-workers know Jackson, famed for his loud snores, by name, and some like to take the dog into meetings. "I'll be walking past a conference room...
  • Jack Kemp Says Ex-Felons Should Be Able to Vote

    10/18/2005 4:19:17 PM PDT · by linkinpunk · 140 replies · 1,968+ views
    AP ^ | 10/18/05
    Jack Kemp Says Ex-Felons Should Be Able to Vote By JEFFREY McMURRAY ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - Jack Kemp, the former Republican vice presidential candidate and HUD secretary, urged Congress on Tuesday to require states to restore voting rights for felons once they complete their sentences. Kemp, who was Bob Dole's running mate in 1996, made the recommendation during the first in a series of hearings about the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits literacy tests, poll taxes and other infringements on minority voting. Some key provisions of the 40-year-old law expire in 2007. One requires areas with a history of...
  • Give Illegal Aliens' Jobs to Unemployed Katrina Victims

    09/13/2005 8:03:16 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 44 replies · 1,290+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | September 13, 2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Katrina has displaced hundreds of thousands of Americans who now need food, housing, and cash. Relief for those necessities will have to be temporary and it will be many months before they can return to New Orleans, if ever, so what they need most of all is jobs. Our government should act immediately to put these displaced Americans in the jobs now held by illegal aliens. Some 10 million illegal aliens are now working in our country, so there is no excuse for not replacing a million of them with unemployed American citizens. President Bush should announce an immediate crackdown...
  • U.S. Military English Language Requirement Under Fire

    08/10/2005 6:49:44 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 78 replies · 1,186+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- A retired Army colonel is currently circulating a proposal that would strike down the military's English language fluency requirement and permit Spanish speakers to take the entrance exam in Spanish. According to the Associated Press, retired Army Col. Michael F. Valdez is currently in contact with his Senators and officials at the Pentagon, hoping to have his home state of Oregon as a test location for the project.
  • Terri Schiavo case

    03/26/2005 8:41:25 AM PST · by Truth Always Wins · 87 replies · 1,358+ views
    CNN.com | 3/26/05 | Truth always wins
    Terri's brain needs the growth of brain cells. According to CNN.com 3-22-05 Sydney, Australia Brain cells can be multiplied fron tissue taken from the nose. What a great opportunity. some judge SOMEWHERE should immediately restore terri's sustanance and let the EXPERIMENT OF THE CENTURY BEGIN.
  • Arming US Airliners Against Possible Missile Attacks Too Pricey For Now (we'll wait till some fall)

    01/31/2005 8:28:57 PM PST · by jb6 · 34 replies · 566+ views
    AFP ^ | Jan 25, 2005
    A top US research group said Tuesday that arming thousands of US commercial airliners against possible ground-to-air missile strikes is currently too pricey as the price of such defensive technology is too high. However, the report by the RAND research corporation said the installation of such systems on the United States' some 6,800 airliners could be justified at a later date if the price of such technology declines. "Installing such systems on the nation's fleet of commercial airliners would cost an estimated 11 billion dollars, with operating costs ramping up to 2.1 billion annually upon full operational capability," the report...
  • Just an idea. What do you think?

    01/29/2005 12:45:53 PM PST · by 3smalldogs · 71 replies · 1,865+ views
    1/29/2005
    Just an idea. Comments Accepted Please?
  • PRESIDENT BUSH TO APPOINT BILL J. CLINTON TO SUPREME COURT

    11/07/2004 8:14:10 AM PST · by slickfree · 145 replies · 4,507+ views
    11/07/04 | C. DeWayne Fletcher
    What better way to offer a "peace offering" to the loosers??
  • Should registering to vote be made mandatory? (Vanity)

    11/01/2004 5:54:45 PM PST · by JusticeTalion · 24 replies · 254+ views
    Self | 11/01/04 | JusticeTalion
    I was talking to a friend of mine overseas about his country, the Socialist Republic of Finland, and he was complaining about how pointless it was to have master both Finnish and Swedish in order to graduate High School. It got me to thinking about compulsory items our governments make us do.Besides Swedish they are also required to complete a compulsory 1 year military stint. Germany and Switzerland also have this, to varying degrees, and we in the US have the Selective Service registration, for males 18-25, in case a draft is needed.Shouldn't the same be required of all people...