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"I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [hard-core pornography]; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that."
Justice Potter Stewart * Concurring, Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964)
On his July 10 radio show Rush Limbaugh made the following…
In an interview in 1993 the late actor River Phoenix told Mademoiselle "I regret being born white".
Now, Phoenix was raised by hippies and was a huge environmentalist and animal rights activist. He was also a major druggie, eventually killing himself with a speedball. In point of fact, the man was virtually illiterate, having…
"begin the demolition.' He took up his pickaxe and walked up to Allah's House saying, 'O Ka'aba, do not be afraid. O Allah we intend nothing but good.' The he demolished part of it near the two corners."
If I were to mention riots in 2012 in Bengladesh that ended in the destruction of numerous Buddhist temples would you be surprised? Would you be shocked to learn that the Taliban demolished the millennia-old Bamiyan Buddhas in the last…
A black woman in a St. Louis County convenience store threatened a white customer with a knife, shouting at him "I kill crackers every day!" and other racial slurs.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:…
Citing the cyberattacks on Sony, President Obama is proposing the creation of a federal cyber attack center. http://personalliberty.com/sony-hack-spurs-creation-new-u-s-agency-fight-cyberthreats/
The idea is to model it after the National Counterterrorism Center.
From the article:
"We need to develop the same muscle memory in the government response…Continue
Those who count the vote decide nothing. Those who count the voters decide everything.
Attributed to Joseph Stalin
He's doing it agaaaiin!
It has been observed that it is more important to be able to count the votes than to win them; creative counting can overcome a sizable shortfall. That is why hold the position of Secretary of State in the individual states is so important; the Sec. controls the counting process. Elections have been…
[Here is a story that has rather flown under the radar; Thursday a St. Louis store owner chased an armed robber to a Walgreens the perp planned to rob and shot him.
According to Fox2 New:
"It began a little before 8 am at the Kaiser Grand Food Mart at 5008 South Grand. Police…Continue
In his last press conference of the year, Barack Obama http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/20/world/fbi-accuses-north-korean-government-in-cyberattack-on-sony-pictures.html?_r=0 responded to questions[ about the Sony hack by (allegedly) North Korea.
Obama vowed to respond proportionally “in a place and time and manner that we…
By Timothy Birdnow
It has taken five days for authorities to get around to decontaminating the apartment of Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.
Five days with a level four hot bioagent alive and well in a crowded apartment complex.
And when they finally got to it they hired a…Continue
A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night by two armed men when he tried to question their prowling at a closed recreation center.
]According to this story:
"St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a media briefing early today that the officer approached…
The U.S. government has not just been equipping police with military weaponry; they've been supplying such weapons to colleges as well. According to The Chronicles of Higher Education:
"Should the campus police at the University of Central Florida ever need a modified grenade launcher, one sits waiting in the department’s armory. Retooled to fire tear-gas…