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jueves, 23 de agosto de 2012

Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In NH


Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In NH

Its new radio ad in Florida features elderly narrators saying, "In Florida, they're already talking about how the Ryan-Romney plan will end Medicare and replace it with a voucher." Again, PolitiFact gives this claim a "Mostly False" rating. Seniors ...

Vt. inn, 2 women settle gay marriage lawsuit

Vt. inn, 2 women settle gay marriage lawsuit: Kate and Ming Linsley contacted the ACLU after Ming's mother was told last year by the Wildflower Inn's events manager that the inn didn't host "gay receptions" due to the innkeepers' "personal feelings." The women say they will use the money for legal ...

TSA Agents Frisk Elderly Paul Ryan Supporters

TSA Agents Frisk Elderly Paul Ryan Supporters: Thuggish Transportation Security Administration screeners are now being deployed to political events, and were spotted patting down senior citizens at a Paul Ryan speech in Florida. "I counted no less than (6) (transportation security) agents alongside ...

Argentina industry output posts milder decline in July

Argentina industry output posts milder decline in July: BUENOS AIRES, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Argentina's industrial production fell 2.1 percent in July from a year earlier , beating market expectations and improving on its dismal performance in May and June, government data showed on Thursday. Seven analysts ...

Hip-hop's shift in anti-gay tone

Hip-hop's shift in anti-gay tone:
NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg has rapped in songs where gay slurs have been tossed about. He's even said them, part of a long list of rappers who have freely used the f-word — the other f-word — in rhyme. For years, anti-gay epithets and sentiments in ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Storm Isaac moves near Puerto Rico, seen becoming hurricane

Storm Isaac moves near Puerto Rico, seen becoming hurricane: MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Isaac unleashed heavy rain and winds off Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Thursday and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane before tearing across the Dominican Republic and Haiti, U.S. forecasters said.




How food insecurity keeps the workforce cowed

How food insecurity keeps the workforce cowed:
Paired with a shift from welfare to the punitive management of poverty, the result would be, as in Brazil, a trichotomous division of society. At the top would be the obscenely rich, capitalists and top business managers. In the middle would be stably ...


The Guardian

Death toll rises to 26 in Venezuela prison brawl

Death toll rises to 26 in Venezuela prison brawl: The Venezuelan government increased to 26 the death toll from last weekend's battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas. The initial casualty report, issued Monday, spoke of 25 dead and 43 injured. Among those killed in ...

Ex-lawyer in fatal Santa Fe DWI out of prison

Ex-lawyer in fatal Santa Fe DWI out of prison: SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe attorney who received a seven-year prison sentence in 2009 for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident has been released from prison. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/O9WX3t ) that ...




Mexican judge cuts ammo charge against US trucker

Mexican judge cuts ammo charge against US trucker: Jabin Bogan has been in a maximum security prison in Veracruz after crossing from West Texas into Juarez, Mexico, in April. He faced up to 30 years in prison on an ammunition trafficking charge, but the judge changed it a possession charge Thursday.

Revictimizing Native women for political purposes

Revictimizing Native women for political purposes:
Revictimizing Native women for political purposes. Republicans in the U.S. House, including Todd Akin and Paul Ryan, are blocking the expanded authority that tribal police need to deal with non-Indian rapists of Native American women on Indian land.


Crosscut

Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive

Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive:
A united group of parents, doctors and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over a sex education drive championing abstinence until marriage. The lawsuit alleges that the school district is going ...


PinkNews.co.uk

Activists blame America for toll of Mexico drug war

Activists blame America for toll of Mexico drug war: 12, and is calling attention to the drug violence, immigration, and other issues affecting both Mexico and the United States. Sicilia's son, Juan Francisco was killed last year, a causality of drug war in Mexico. (AP Photo/UT San Diego, Howard Lipin ...

Rumors of war within Mexican drug gang raise fear of new violence

Rumors of war within Mexican drug gang raise fear of new violence: A fracturing of Los Zetas could force a violent realignment of Mexico's drug-trafficking gangs and probably would create challenges for President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, who promised to bring down soaring homicides after his inauguration Dec. 1.

Study will spotlight underrepresented Native Americans

Study will spotlight underrepresented Native Americans: A study of gambling and alcohol use behavior among Native Americans will likely reveal some significant findings on these co-occurring problems, but more importantly could lead the way to a sharper focus on a population that has been ...

Louisiana Schools Accused of Latino Discrimination, Complaint Says

Louisiana Schools Accused of Latino Discrimination, Complaint Says: NEW ORLEANS – Latino students in Jefferson Parish public schools in Louisiana have been harassed by employees about their citizenship, according to a federal civil rights complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which also says student ...

Taiwan to extend agricultural assistance to southern Haiti

Taiwan to extend agricultural assistance to southern Haiti: 23 (CNA) Taiwan will launch an agricultural aid program in southern Haiti to continue its assistance to the Caribbean country, an official at a government-funded agency said Thursday. The program is set to be implemented in Les Cayes, southern Haiti, ...

Native American activists plan rally at Neb. Capitol, peace march to border ...

Native American activists plan rally at Neb. Capitol, peace march to border ...: LINCOLN, Neb. — Activists who oppose beer sales in Whiteclay are planning a new effort to draw attention to the Nebraska town, which borders a South Dakota Indian reservation where alcohol is banned. The group has scheduled a rally Thursday at noon ...

Revictimizing Native women for political purposes

Revictimizing Native women for political purposes:
As originally passed by the U.S. Senate, the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization legislation would allow tribes to exercise limited criminal jurisdiction over certain non-Indians who violate Native American women on Indian reservations. Tribes ...


Crosscut

Codelco to pay under $1.8 billion for Anglo stake: sources

Codelco to pay under $1.8 billion for Anglo stake: sources: SANTIAGO (Reuters) - World No.1 copper producer Codelco will pay under $1.8 billion for a stake in global miner Anglo American's south-central Chilean assets and the mining titans are set to end their bitter brawl on Thursday, sources said. Anglo (AAL.




Chile inflation to be bit higher in second half of 2012-cbank

Chile inflation to be bit higher in second half of 2012-cbank: SANTIAGO Aug 22 (Reuters) - World No. 1 copper producer Chile will have "somewhat higher" inflation in the second half of the year but it will remain under the 4 percent ceiling of the central bank's tolerance range, bank President Rodrigo Vergara said ...

UN study says wealth gap in Latin America increases

UN study says wealth gap in Latin America increases:
We who seek out objective information know that Venezuela has the most effective, efficient, successful poverty reduction program on earth (50% poverty reduction and 70% extreme poverty reduction over the last decade). Most corporate news consumers don ...


Democratic Underground

40 indicted in drug ring run from Indiana prisons

40 indicted in drug ring run from Indiana prisons: A crisp new American flag flies out front, prayer services have returned to a normal schedule and walls once...More >>. The Sikh temple where a white supremacist killed six people earlier this month has been largely repaired. A crisp new American flag ...

Florida's prison privatization gamble

Florida's prison privatization gamble: While the community sleeps, Correction Corporation of America and its counterparts are steadily building private, profit-producing prisons. So do not be fooled by the temporary setback that occurred when the ACLU and the prison guards union forced the ...

State tops South in infant, mother mortality rate

State tops South in infant, mother mortality rate: “We are not able to bring down the infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate as we have failed to change people's attitude to mother-child healthcare. Folk artistes can influence people to a large extent through their campaign better than ...