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  • Google removes press links after EU ruling

    07/04/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:26 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Google has removed over 70,000 Internet links, amid accusations it is trying to promote critical reactions to a EU court ruling by targeting major media outlets. The US firm on Thursday (3 July) said it was getting around 1,000 “right to be forgotten” requests a day. The EU court in Luxembourg in May ruled the search giant should delete links on searches done on the basis of a person’s name if found “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” …
  • Fit mom Maria Kang banned from Facebook over obesity comments

    "The popular and unrelenting support received to those who are borderline obese (not just 30 to 40 lbs overweight) frustrates me as a fitness advocate who intimately understands how poor health negatively effects a family, a community and a nation," Kang wrote, according to News 10. According to Kang, her post was taken down within three hours of going viral. Facebook then shut down her account, saying her words constituted “hate speech.”
  • Twitter keeps suspending account critical of Obamacare

    11/05/2013 3:12:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/4/13 | Charles C Johnson
    Twitter has repeatedly suspended an account critical of the Affordable Care Act. The account, @mycancellation, was just getting started when Twitter suspended it—twice—before reinstating the account late Saturday night. The purpose of @mycancellation or mycancellation.com was to allow some of the millions of Americans who are losing their health insurance to post pictures of themselves with their cancellation letters. “Help us show Washington the faces who lost what they liked,” the account asked. “ObamaCare canceled your health insurance. Now, send us your letter,” the tagline for the website advertised.
  • Top Dem: Colorado losses due to ´voter suppression, pure and simple´

    09/11/2013 7:06:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.” “The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing
  • New Yorkers May Continue Drinking Enormous Sodas For Now

    07/30/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/30/2013 | Dan Amira
    Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit certain large sugary drinks from being sold by certain city purveyors was dealt a blow this morning when an appellate court upheld a previous decision — by a judge named Milton Tingling, you may recall — striking down the ban. Both Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley had said in May they were "confident" that Tingling's ruling would be overturned. The case can still be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. DaIn a unanimous decision, the court declared today that the ban "violated the state principle of separation of powers," Reuters...
  • I Support Lt. Col. Dooley

    06/06/2013 11:52:09 AM PDT · by PatriotCause · 5 replies
    Unknown | June 06, 2013 | Unknown
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/936215_481343335281236_1885909025_n.jpg Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism. He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the the Joint Forces Staff College. The course "Perspectives...
  • How much news has the Obama administration successfully suppressed?

    05/21/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2013 | Philip Klein
    On the heels of news that the Obama administration Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press, Monday brought the startling disclosure by the Washington Post that the DOJ had also targeted Fox reporter James Rosen for surveillance in an effort to plug up leaks. Additionally, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza obtained the full application for a search warrant of Rosen’s personal email account, in which the DOJ accused him of being “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator.” As Lizza put it, “Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in...
  • Obama’s scrub of Muslim terms under question; common links in attacks

    04/26/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The White House issued an edict to scrub all law enforcement, intelligence and military teachings on Islam. The FBI ended up discarding pages of information that warned about the threat from the Brotherhood.... “There is no strategy in the FBI,” he told The Times. “At FBI headquarters, it is a daily fire drill. The threats come in, and they run around to deal with them and run them down. But because none of it can have anything to do with the Muslim Brotherhood’s movement in the U.S. or Islam, they never address the root cause and common investigative realities.”
  • International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism from voter fraud groups

    10/22/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/20/2012 | a bolton
    United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democratization and human rights projects, will deploy 44 observers from its human rights office around the country on Election Day to monitor an array of activities, including potential disputes at polling places. It's part of a...
  • Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You!

    09/08/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 8, 2012
    Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states. The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance...
  • Obama Supporter Suggests Anti-Mormon Whisper Campaign

    08/25/2012 12:50:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 23, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    When the Obama campaign released its much-anticipated Dashboard platform last May, it was touted as a potentially revolutionary organizing tool that would connect supporters, and merge online activism with real-life grassroots campaigning. It can also be used as a platform to launch whispering campaigns, as one user proved this week. On Monday, a "team member" named Laurence De Palma, who lists his location as East Nashville, presented volunteers with some talking points to convince Southern Christian voters they shouldn't vote for a Mormon. The message was available under "Resources" and tagged "persuasion." "I'm thinking that even though we don't LIKE...
  • Disney CEO buries inconvenient facts about 9/11 to protect Hillary Clinton, say activists

    09/11/2011 11:15:55 AM PDT · by martosko · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/11/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Activists tell The Daily Caller that The Walt Disney Company is refusing to re-air a 9/11-related docudrama, effectively burying politically inconvenient facts about the events which led to the 9/11 terror attacks, in order to protect the political future of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “The Path to 9/11,” first aired on ABC in 2006, portrayed President Bill Clinton’s administration as ignoring warnings and signs that Osama bin Laden and al Qaida were planning a major attack on the United States — a finding supported by The 9/11 Commission Report. But since 2006 Disney CEO Bob Iger has repeatedly refused...
  • US Muslim leader backs march ban

    08/29/2011 9:57:10 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    milngavieherald.co.uk ^ | Aug 29, 2011 | Not Listed
    An American Muslim leader who spearheaded plans for a controversial Islamic community centre near the site of the World Trade Centre has supported the decision to ban a far-right group from marching in Scotland on the eve of 9/11. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, whose proposed Park51 Islamic community centre was dubbed a "megamosque" by critics who objected to its proximity to New York's 'Ground Zero', has given a talk in Scotland's capital. He was invited to speak at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace by Edinburgh University's Prince Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam. His visit comes almost a...
  • From Woodstock to Civility Commissions

    04/22/2010 6:44:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies · 230+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 4-22-10 | George Neumayr
    To see Alinskyites, radical intellectuals, and Woodstock yuppies lecturing fellow Americans on the virtue of civility is tiresome but unsurprising. No one is more authoritarian than a successful left-wing revolutionary: he rises to power by extolling dissent, then stays in power by suppressing it. Were the Tea Partiers rabid left-wing professors instead of patriotic Americans, they would receive tenure and places of honor at high-brow luncheons. Were they veterans of UC Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, they would serve as nostalgic subjects for a Time retrospective. Were Tea Partiers "demonizing" the American government in the deepest sense -- teaching the young...
  • Airmen's ingenuity helps Iraqi air force save money

    01/05/2010 4:01:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 407+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Jarrod R. Chavana, USAF
    1/5/2010 - CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AFNS) -- Airmen from the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron here improvised a device to recharge fire suppression bottles for the Russian-made Mi-17 Hip helicopter to save the Iraqi air force tens of thousands of dollars. Maj. William Reynolds and Master Sgt. Jayme Hakenson worked together to design and modify a flightline fire extinguisher that will allow Iraqis to fill fire suppression bottles themselves with Chladon 114B2. "Chladon is a fire retardant," said Major Reynolds, a squadron maintenance officer deployed from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. "When released, it removes all the oxygen from the...
  • End of Live Free or Die Rally end of free assembly for America?

    05/30/2009 7:26:07 PM PDT · by curth · 6 replies · 630+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Saturday, May 30, 2009 | Judi McLeod and Jean Coutu
    Putting it in the vernacular of little people everywhere: “The worst has happened”. The 4th Annual New Hampshire Live Free or Die Rally is quickly sinking into a quagmire of bureaucratic red tape, and with no 11th hour reprieve on the horizon, chief organizer Jean Coutu may have to cancel. Billed as the All Free, Only TRUE First Amendment Rally in the U.S., this years Live Free or Die Rally is scheduled for August 21, 22 and 23. “It looks like it’s finally over. Not just for us, but for the right to assemble, Coutu wrote Canada Free Press (CFP)...
  • Hostile bloggers facing fines, jail?

    05/08/2009 9:15:56 AM PDT · by Polarik · 33 replies · 987+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/08/2009 | Bob Unruh
    <p>A new proposal in Congress is threatening fines and jail time for what it calls "cyberbullying" – communications that include e-mails and text messages that "cause substantial emotional distress."</p> <p>The vague generalities are included in H.R. 1966 by California Democrat Linda Sanchez and about a dozen co-sponsors.</p>
  • Women More Privy to 'Unconditional Suppression' Than Men

    04/04/2009 5:12:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 791+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/04/09
    Women More Privy to 'Unconditional Suppression' Than Men Research shows that women are more affected by "unconditional suppression" than men. A research project led by psychologist James Erskine at the University of Hertfordshire has found that women who were asked to suppress thoughts of chocolate ate 50 percent more chocolate than women in a control condition where they were allowed to freely express their desire for chocolate. At a later stage in the research, conducted on 130 participants, chocolate was replaced by cigarettes, producing similar results. Men, however, showed contrary results. A Seoul obesity clinic director advised, "If a woman...
  • Fighting Internet suppression, gov’t spying, ISP content-bias

    02/18/2009 11:38:15 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 4 replies · 473+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/2009 | EagleUSA
    China and the United States approach politics differently, but their teenagers share a favorite means of communication — text messaging. What these teens say to each other may matter only to them. But that they are able to communicate this easily, openly and even cheaply matters to us all. Without the freedom to have these little conversations, a nation is not equipped to have the bigger ones. It is with the vigilance of a teen facing time without texting that we should take a day to focus not on the small phone screen or the bigger laptop screen, but the...
  • Chinese Communist Regime Provides Anti-Protest Training for Local Officials

    12/09/2008 10:22:26 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 334+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/08/08
    Chinese Communist Regime Provides Anti-Protest Training for Local Officials By Li Mei Epoch Times Staff Dec 8, 2008 Chinese protesters surrounded government buildings, threw stones at the gate, broke riot shields and even destroyed the government name plates on the buildings. Tens of thousands of onlookers roared their support. “Good job!” they shouted in Jishou in (The Epoch Times) Recently the Chinese Communist government scheduled six training seminars for 2,000 county-level party officials, each lasting seven days. The purpose of the seminars was to train party officials to handle large anti-government demonstrations. These seminars drew a lot of media attention...
  • Three things the Obamedia will do to depress Republican turnout and help Obama

    10/31/2008 9:52:36 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 1,221+ views
    Hillbuzz ^ | 10.31.08 | hillbuzz
    This is really intended for Republicans who did not follow the primaries on the Democrats’ side this year (because, well, we guess you took a nice long Atlantis cruise to Mars, in which case, color us jealous). The same pattern that unfolded during our primaries is happening again, because the media has just one tattered old used playbook (written by David Axelrod, of course), and they have not deviated from it yet. What the media and Obama campaign did, in concert, to Hillary Clinton before every major primary is what they are doing to McCain/Palin now. Here are the top...
  • Did the MSM Fall for the Flaming Dog Poop Trick Again?

    10/27/2008 12:57:04 PM PDT · by LeoOshkosh · 3 replies · 601+ views
    Crazy Leo Oshkosh ^ | 10/27/2008 | Leo Oshkosh
    Time and time again, the MSM has tried to stomp out fires on the porch only to learn that they stepped in a big stinky pile of dog poop. This Halloween appears to be the same. Listen, virtually all of the MSM nitwits have called this election over for weeks if not months. Why? “Maybe if we say this crap long enough and support it with blatantly erroneous polls.... that we funded, then those ignorant conservatives will feel down in the dumps and just give up.” This MSM strategy has been so transparently obvious to anyone with an ounce of...
  • October Surprise: Clinton Campaign Drops a Dime on Barack Obama

    10/20/2008 3:55:29 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 71 replies · 3,842+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 10/20/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Clinton campaign alleges "voter suppression, intimidation and harassment systematically engaged in by the Obama campaign." It's not just about ACORN any more. When Hillary Clinton conceded the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama--possibly under duress from Obama's cohorts and party leaders--she was probably supposed to have removed from the Internet all damning statements that she and her campaign had made about Barack Obama. Unfortunately for Barry, a letter from her campaign counsel, which is still online at http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/23/nv.state.letter.1.23.08.pdf, is about to become the dreaded October Surprise. (A backup copy is now at http://www.stentorian.com/Obama/clinton_complaint.pdf). This extremely damning letter not only reinforces what...
  • Obama camp requests special prosecutor for fraud investigation

    10/17/2008 2:37:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies · 2,786+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/17/2008 | Martina Stewart
    The Obama campaign announced Friday that it is asking Attorney General Michael Mukasey to turn over any investigations of voter fraud or voter suppression to Special Prosecutor Nora Dannehy, the same special prosecutor recently appointed to investigate the U.S. attorney firing scandal. It’s the latest salvo in an escalating war over allegations of possible voter irregularities during the upcoming presidential election. “What they’re actually about is the unprecedented effort to essentially sap the American people of confidence in the voting process,” Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s general counsel, said Friday on a conference call. It’s the latest salvo in an...
  • Obama Camp Charges GOP with ‘Partisan Plot’ to Suppress Votes

    10/17/2008 2:21:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 865+ views
    WSJ ^ | 10/17/08 | Chris Cooper
    The Obama campaign charged Friday that John McCain, in concert with the Bush administration, has embarked on a studied effort to disrupt Election Day in many states and suppress the vote. In a conference call with reporters Friday, Robert Bauer, chief counsel for the Obama campaign, suggested that a flurry of fraudulent registration complaints recently, and a subsequent leak by FBI officials that the agency was investigating the incidents, were part of a coordinated attempt by McCain and the administration of President Bush to intimidate voters. As evidence of the coordination, Bauer pointed to recent rhetoric from McCain that Acorn,...
  • THEY REMOVED OBAMA YOUTH TEEN VIDEO!! (FR Exclusive)

    10/06/2008 2:02:02 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 106 replies · 5,117+ views
    DrudgeReport.Com ^ | 10/6/2008 | DrudgeReport.Com
    TEENS PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO OBAMA... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUEQz5dltmI They're trying to hide this thing JUST LIKE the Obama children's choir. They don't want folks to see what is going on. ReviveTube is worthless on this stuff. REPOST ADDITIONAL LINKS - They know Americans are waking up and they don't like it. DrudgeReport and Fox News both were exposing this stuff.
  • (Skeptical) Global Warming Site Shutdown by Hackers (AGW Denial-of-Service Attack)

    03/01/2008 9:53:55 AM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 20 replies · 459+ views
    CO2 Science ^ | Mar 01 2008 | Robert A Cook
    CO2 Science is an excellent reference source for hundreds of global warming and CO2 research studies debunking the media's AGW hysterical outbursts. They clearly show their 25% increase in plant production due to today's higher CO2 levels, the high temperatures common across the world during the Chinese, Roman, and Medieval Warm Period, plus the cold intervals of the Dark Age of 450-700 AD, Little Ice in 1600 AD. Well, it looks like CO2 Science paid the price for opposing today's international socialist agenda to ruin America's economy: Their web site was shutdown by a denial-of-service attack, and they are only...
  • Massive Republican Voter Suppression in Southern Calilfornia!

    02/06/2008 9:01:01 AM PST · by PsyOp · 463 replies · 2,026+ views
    News Talk Radio | 02-06-08 | PsyOp
    Reports are rolling into talk radio stations in San Diego about massive Republican vote suppression. Thousands of Republican voters in San Diego and as far north as Los Angeles showed up to vote on Tuesday only to be told that they were registered "Non-Partisan". This meant that they could not vote for the Republican Primary candidates. Non-Partisan (independent) voters in California can vote for Candidates in any other party, including the Democrat party, but are prohibited from voting in the Republican Primary unless they are registered as a Republican. Rick Roberts [http://www.760kfmb.com] is currently reporting on this and has had...
  • Huckabee Accuses Romney of "Voter Suppression"

    02/04/2008 7:54:13 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 123 replies · 243+ views
    cbsnews ^ | 02/03/08 | Joy Lin
    CHATTANOOGA, TENN. -- Mike Huckabee accused Mitt Romney of dirty politicking at a morning rally today, suggesting that Romney is telling voters that a vote for Huckabee is a vote against Romney. On Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" last Thursday, Romney said: "I think most people recognize that a vote for Mike Huckabee is a vote for John McCain, and if they want John McCain as their nominee, why, that's exactly what that vote would do." Today, Huckabee responded: "I know Mr. Romney has been trying to do a little voter suppression by telling people a vote for me...
  • Some Thought From Boston: "Be Respectful But Stand Your Ground"

    01/17/2007 5:38:03 PM PST · by Serviam1 · 1 replies · 197+ views
    In illo tempore Blog ^ | 13 Dec 06 | Hans Jaegerstatter
    Holy Trinity has a rich history that makes it part of not only Roman Catholic German-Americans heritage, but of the collective historical inheritance of Bostonians and all Americans. Technically the property "belongs" to the Archdiocese, but rightfully it belongs to those parishioners whose blood, sweat and tears (and that of generations gone before) built and maintained the property with love and devotion to the glory of God. The parish is solvent from what I understand. Why close it? For what possible reasons? To turn the church building into condos? I hope that members of Holy Trinity will not "go" quietly....
  • Holt to Support Jennings Challenge on House Floor

    12/29/2006 10:37:13 AM PST · by MurryMom · 40 replies · 1,290+ views
    VoteTrustUSA ^ | December 28, 2006 | Rep. Rush Holt
    Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) today announced that he intends to take steps to put the U.S. House of Representatives on record as recognizing the justification of the electoral challenge filed by Congressional candidate Christine Jennings regarding the disputed election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, and making clear that any House proceedings on January 4, 2007, will not prejudice legal proceedings or legislative inquiry regarding the election's validity. "It is a matter of fundamental fairness, of good government, and of accountability that we get to the bottom of this election," said Rep. Rush Holt. "It is imperative that every election reflect...
  • Google Kowtows

    01/31/2006 5:33:10 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 10 replies · 311+ views
    The Business of America is Business ^ | January 31, 2006 | Starling Hunter
    The first week of the semester is always hectic. This one was no exception. Of course I heard about the news that Google had kowtowed to the demands of the Chinese government and agreed to censor its search results. Hence, the graphic that I created above. Early Thursday morning finds me looking for a decent round-up on this matter. Since I can't find any, I guess I'll have to create one. Here goes. First, an exceprt from a source document: "Google to censor sensitive terms in China" by Eric Auchard and Doug Young of Reuters. Internet search giant Google Inc....
  • The Real Cost of Google's Sellout to China

    01/26/2006 11:47:01 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 47 replies · 1,133+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | January 26, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    ast week Google announced its intention to resist a Department of Justice court action underway. DOJ wanted Google to allow a surveillance test of millions of its users’ search queries as part of its effort to enforce online pornography legislation passed by Congress to protect children. Yahoo, AOL, and MSN had already agreed to cooperate. But now, in an extraordinary development, Google has announced its decision to join the largest internet censorship effort in the world, being run by Communist China. Google will actively assist the Chinese government in barring access to thousands of web sites and search terms, in...
  • Torture Ban Talks Continue (working hard to suppress our ability to fight)

    12/14/2005 1:56:06 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 2 replies · 223+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/2005 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON — The Bush administration and Congress continued to struggle to reach a compromise on legislation over the treatment of detainees, after a meeting between Sen. John McCain and President Bush's national security adviser on Wednesday failed to broker a deal. The senator has proposed a ban on cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign terrorism suspects. Administration officials say torture is already illegal and some methods short of torture could help during crunch time when a prisoner could have vital information about an imminent attack. The administration is seeking language in the bill that would offer some protection from...
  • Volcanic Suppression: Major Eruptions Can Reduce Sea Level

    11/08/2005 7:28:52 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 794+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 11-7-2005 | Sid Perkins
    Week of Nov. 5, 2005; Vol. 168, No. 19 , p. 294 Volcanic Suppression: Major eruptions can reduce sea level Sid Perkins Large volcanic eruptions can temporarily cool Earth's climate and, a team of scientists now suggests, lower sea level worldwide. BLOWING ITS TOP. Ocean cooling following the June 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines caused sea level worldwide to temporarily drop about 5 millimeters. D. Harlow/U.S. Geological Survey The tiny particles of broken rock and droplets of condensed gases that a volcano ejects high into the atmosphere reflect sunlight into space. So, after an eruption, there's less...
  • A Riot Primer

    09/01/2005 2:02:06 PM PDT · by ExpandNATO · 32 replies · 1,328+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 1, 2005 | Eugene H. Methvin
    A Riot Primer The importance of using force to control the spread of urban riots. By Eugene H. Methvin EDITOR'S NOTE: This piece appeared in the June 10, 1991, issue of National Review.Do we have to relearn every couple of decades — at high cost in blood and treasure — the ABCs of riot ignition and suppression? Two recent outbursts of urban mass violence suggest we may be in for a chain reaction of anti-police rioting like the ones that erupted in Harlem and five other cities in 1964, followed by the bloody "long hot summer" riots in Watts, Newark,...
  • Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression in the 2004 Presidential Election(You need to read this!)

    08/06/2005 7:18:09 AM PDT · by kellynla · 48 replies · 2,152+ views
    American Center for Voting Rights ^ | July 2005 | Mark F. “Thor” Hearne
    The American Center for Voting Rights Legislative Fund (“ACVR Legislative Fund”) is proud to present the following report as the most comprehensive and authoritative review of the facts surrounding allegations of vote fraud, intimidation and suppression made during the 2004 presidential election. Using court records, police reports and news articles, ACVR Legislative Fund presents this “after action report” which documents hundreds of incidents and allegations from around the country, notes whether a factual basis for the charge exists and assesses what actions, if any, were taken by the responsible party, law enforcement or the courts. Most importantly, ACVR Legislative Fund...
  • Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression In The 2004 Presidential Election(MUST READ!)

    08/04/2005 12:25:10 PM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 1,596+ views
    American Center for Voting Rights ^ | July 2005 | Mark F. “Thor” Hearne
    The American Center for Voting Rights Legislative Fund (“ACVR Legislative Fund”) is proud to present the following report as the most comprehensive and authoritative review of the facts surrounding allegations of vote fraud, intimidation and suppression made during the 2004 presidential election. Using court records, police reports and news articles, ACVR Legislative Fund presents this “after action report” which documents hundreds of incidents and allegations from around the country, notes whether a factual basis for the charge exists and assesses what actions, if any, were taken by the responsible party, law enforcement or the courts. Most importantly, ACVR Legislative Fund...
  • Democrat Operatives Far More Involved In Voter Intimidation, Suppression In 2004

    08/02/2005 1:21:00 PM PDT · by BMC1 · 23 replies · 1,097+ views
    US Newswire ^ | August 2, 2005 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The American Center for Voting Rights Legislative Fund ("ACVR Legislative Fund") today released the most comprehensive and authoritative review of the facts surrounding allegations of vote fraud, intimidation and suppression made during the 2004 presidential election. The ACVR Legislative Fund report, "Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression In The 2004 Presidential Election," finds that while Democrats routinely accuse Republicans of voter intimidation and suppression, neither party has a clean record on the issue. The report finds that paid Democrat operatives were far more involved in voter intimidation and suppression activities than were their Republican counterparts...
  • U.S. Tech Firms Help Governments Censor Internet (Iran & China included)

    07/18/2005 5:13:46 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 16 replies · 839+ views
    Fox News ^ | By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — Free speech advocates are frustrated with a host of American companies they say have been collaborating with oppressive regimes in countries like China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, to help them filter and monitor the Internet activity of their citizens. Big technology names like Microsoft, Yahoo! and Cisco have been criticized roundly in recent years for providing foreign governments with the tools they need to crack down on Internet use, but critics say they have not been able to do much more than complain. "These companies' lack of ethics is extremely worrisome," said Lucie Morillon, the Washington representative of...
  • LIBERAL IN NAME ONLY: HOW THE LEFT LOATHES LIBERTY BUT LOVES SEX, DRUGS & GLORIOUS JIHAD....

    07/15/2005 9:30:36 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 23 replies · 983+ views
    iconoclast ^ | marni soupcoff
    Sadly, liberals have shown themselves at their least liberal when it comes to speech, the very means of intellectual expression and debate you'd think a liberal would cherish. For example, over the past twenty years, liberal American universities have adopted stiflingly restrictive speech codes in the name of multiculturalism and tolerance and generally shown themselves to be incapable of abiding departures from the prevailing liberal orthodoxy. Hence, Duke University recently shut down a faculty member's web site because the guy dared to support taking powerful military action against terrorism. Meanwhile, feminist liberals blow a gender-neutral gasket when you suggest a...
  • Uzbeks Threaten to Evict U.S. From an Air Base Near Afghanistan

    07/08/2005 8:21:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,058+ views
    NYT ^ | 07/08/05 | ETHAN WILENSKY-LANFORD
    July 8, 2005 Uzbeks Threaten to Evict U.S. From an Air Base Near AfghanistanBy ETHAN WILENSKY-LANFORD BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, July 7 - Uzbekistan on Thursday threatened to evict the United States military from an important air base near the border with Afghanistan. The United States was allowed to use the Soviet-era base, in Karshi-Khanabad after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States and continues to use it to support the continuing military efforts in Afghanistan. The statement on Thursday from Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry said it had allowed the base, where 800 American troops are stationed, to be established for...
  • Black Voter Suppression? No. Exploitation? Yes - (Dems foster poisonous notion Repubs are "racist")

    06/23/2005 10:30:00 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 409+ views
    DAVID LIMBAUGH.COM ^ | JUNE 23, 2005 | DAVID LIMBAUGH
    Based on Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004, it is incontrovertible that Democrats will not be deterred by the evidence from promoting the incendiary propaganda that Republicans engage in systematic intimidation and suppression of black voters. Will we ever be able to have a presidential election again without Democrats claiming they've been robbed? All it takes is for some Democrat bigwig or race activist like the Rev. Jesse Jackson to make an unsubstantiated allegation of black voter suppression. Henceforth, the truth of such allegations will be accepted and believed by large numbers of people, including many blacks, who trust Democrat bigwigs...
  • China crisis(brutal suppression of a protest: a video was smuggled out)

    06/16/2005 6:46:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 896+ views
    Channel 4 News ^ | 06/15/05 | Ian Williams
       China crisis    Published: 15 Jun 2005    By: Channel 4 News   In China, six villagers have been killed and 50 injured in a dispute over land. Channel 4 News's Asia correspondent Ian Williams reports. The attack came at dawn, hundreds of men armed with shotguns and clubs, rampaging through tents erected by the protesting farmers. Although rural unrest has been growing in China, this was one of the deadliest incidents seen in years and one of the first to be captured on video. It left at least six dead and a hundred wounded. The farmers, who...
  • Vatican backs suppression of Pennsylvania religious community

    06/10/2005 12:53:16 PM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 7 replies · 584+ views
    CWN Newswire ^ | 09 JUN 2005 | CWN Newswire Piece - Author Unknown
    Jun. 09 (CWNews.com) - The Vatican has endorsed the suppression of a troubled religious order in Pennsylvania. Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton announced last November that he was withdrawing support from the Society of St. John, a group that faced serious problems involved sex-abuse charges and allegations of financial improprieties. The Society appealed to Rome, but the Congregation for Clergy has backed the bishop, who has now barred the priests of the Society of St. John from saying Mass or raising funds within the Pennsylvania diocese. The Society of St. John was established in 1997, and inaugurated an aggressive fundraising...
  • Chinese Police Head Off Anti-Japan Protests

    05/06/2005 9:33:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 429+ views
    NYT ^ | 05/05/06 | JIM YARDLEY
    Chinese Police Head Off Anti-Japan Protests Claro Cortes IV/Reuters Tiananmen Square was closed Wednesday morning for a youth pageant. It reopened under heavy security. By JIM YARDLEYPublished: May 5, 2005 BEIJING, May 4 - Thousands of police officers in Beijing and Shanghai stood guard on Wednesday in a show of force to ensure that one of China's most sensitive political anniversaries did not erupt into a new wave of angry protests against Japan. Greg Baker/Associated Press Chinese paramilitary police officers stood guard Wednesday at the Japanese Consulate in Shanghai. The May 4 anniversary, a pivotal date in defining modern Chinese...
  • china: Today anti-Japan, tomorrow anti-Beijing?

    04/26/2005 5:53:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 634+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 04/27/05 | Aaron Kyle Dennis
    SPEAKING FREELYToday anti-Japan, tomorrow anti-Beijing?By Aaron Kyle Dennis Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say. Please click here if you are interested in contributing. SHANGHAI - What's at stake when 20,000 people in Shanghai take to the streets? On Saturday, April 16, at about 9:30 in the morning, throngs of Chinese took to the streets around Shanghai's People's Square. Armed with eggs, bottles, stones and a long-standing anti-Japanese nationalist sentiment, these angry patriots flowed like a river through 16 kilometers of the city, merging like flooded tributaries into a raging torrent of...
  • CA: Major shift possible in century-old wildfire suppression policy

    03/07/2005 8:18:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 637+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 3/7/05 | AP
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A major shift in the century-old policy for suppressing the wildfire danger in Southern California's national forests could be coming this summer. Unchecked growth has left the region's woodlands dangerously overgrown and the new plans will be part legacy of 2003's deadly firestorms, part science and part popular opinion. U.S. Forest Service planners have worked three years on the new management guidelines and they are now poring over nearly 11,000 separate concerns contained in more than 3,000 letters and e-mails sent in response to an initial draft released last year. Plans for the San Bernardino, Cleveland, Los...
  • Academic Freedom, California style

    01/16/2005 12:08:49 PM PST · by Shisan · 10 replies · 550+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | George Archibald
    California professor flunks Kuwaiti's pro-U.S. essay By George Archibald THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 17-year-old Kuwaiti student whose uncles were kidnapped and tortured by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's invaders more than a decade ago said his California college political science professor failed him for praising the United States in a final-exam essay last month. Ahmad Al-Qloushi, a foreign student at Foothill College near San Jose, Calif., said he was told by professor Joseph A. Woolcock to get psychological treatment because of the pro-American views expressed in his essay. "Apparently, if you are an Arab Muslim who loves America, you must be...
  • Soldiers Worried About Ballots Getting Back In Time (PA)

    10/28/2004 9:55:03 AM PDT · by americaprd · 22 replies · 793+ views
    NBC-10 Philadelphia ^ | 10/27/04 | NBC10
    Soldiers Worried About Ballots Getting Back In Time Governor Gives Prisoners Right To Vote PHILADELPHIA -- The war in Iraq is a big issue in the presidential race and many soldiers fighting overseas are worried that their vote may not get counted in Pennsylvania. Soldiers Want Votes To Count There are over 26,000 troops from Pennsylvania overseas and ballots were sent to them late because of a controversy over whether Ralph Nader should be included on the ballot. Rep. Curt Weldon, a Republican, was in downtown Philadelphia Wednesday. He angrily accused Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, of not supporting a...