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  • Two Congressmen, Both Democrats, Ask Obama to Dismiss His NOAA Administrator

    07/09/2010 10:11:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 9, 2010 | Susan Jones
    ( - Reps. Barney Frank and John Tierney, both Massachusetts Democrats, say Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has shown hostility to the concerns of fishermen and should step down. Among other problems, a recent inspector-general’s report found problems with the way NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement spent money raised through fines and penalties on fishermen. Frank and Tierney – both of whom represent port cities in Massachusetts -- say tensions between Lubchenco and the fishing community have been building for months and show no sign of abating. They place the blame squarely on Lubchenco,...
  • Daring to Discuss Women in Science

    06/08/2010 5:53:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies · 141+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2010 | John Tierney
    The House of Representatives has passed what I like to think of as Larry’s Law. The official title of this legislation is “Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering,” but nothing did more to empower its advocates than the controversy over a speech by Lawrence H. Summers when he was president of Harvard. This proposed law, if passed by the Senate, would require the White House science adviser to oversee regular “workshops to enhance gender equity.” At the workshops, to be attended by researchers who receive federal money and by the heads of science and engineering departments...
  • Fishery Enforcement Head Grilled At Hearing ( Massachusetts )

    03/03/2010 6:23:30 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 485+ views
    WBZ ^ | Mar 2, 2010
    An inspector general's report ripped NOAA for unfairly targeting the northeast fishermen. "I don't know if you know, it but we are in panic mode," said one local fisherman. An industry in peril. Fisherman told one of the highest ranking members of NOAA who is in charge of fishing regulations that the rules are killing them. "You're going to see a lot of guys go by the wayside," said a Gloucester fisherman. "It's a shame because we put a lot of sacrifice into this, so to see it all go away is going to be a shame." Dr. Jane Lubchenco...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage

    06/09/2009 7:37:21 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 789+ views
    UNC ^ | 6-9-09 | Col. James L. Abrahamson, USA (ret.), Ph.D.
    In “How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage,” [editorial below] Professor Dominic Tierney advises President Barack Obama how to respond should terrorists make hostages of Americans sent abroad in service of the nation or serving on board merchant ships flying the flag of the United States. Americans, Mr. Tierney claims, care too deeply about the capture of a fellow citizen. Out of what he describes as profound idealism, they quickly make a hero out of a captive, and their moral outrage prompts them to demand freedom for the captive and punishment of the captors. Because a captive’s continued detention seems...
  • Public Policy That Makes Test Subjects of Us All

    04/06/2009 6:03:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 607+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2009 | John Tierney
    Suppose you wanted to test the effects of halving the amount of salt in people’s diets. If you were an academic researcher, you’d have to persuade your institutional review board that you had considered the risks and obtained informed consent from the participants. You might, for instance, take note of a recent clinical trial in which heart patients put on a restricted-sodium diet fared worse than those on a normal diet. In light of new research suggesting that eating salt improves mood and combats depression, you might be alert for psychological effects of the new diet. You might worry that...
  • Homeland Security plans for violence on U.S. border

    03/14/2009 8:58:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 3,895+ views ^ | Mar. 13, 2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON — Tighter gun control and stronger law enforcement in Southwestern states were recommended Thursday by lawmakers concerned about drug violence in Mexico possibly spilling across the border. --snip-- "The United States and Mexico border violence can only be solved if we look at all parts of the equation," Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., said Thursday during a House subcommittee considering changes to U.S. gun laws. "Let’s examine our gun laws, let’s cut down on U.S. drug consumption, let’s ask there to be more resources to root out drug-money laundering," he said...
  • Government Bailout For The Philadelphia 'Inquirer'?

    01/27/2009 8:56:18 AM PST · by grace522 · 21 replies · 1,608+ views
    The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | 27 Jan 2009 | Chris Friend
    It is no secret the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News have severe financial difficulties. The parent company of both newspapers, Philadelphia Media Holdings, has missed its debt payments since June, and according to Bloomberg News, the company is in “technical default” on its loans. The papers were bought from the McClatchy Company in 2006 for $562 million. There are currently no buyers, especially given the recent volatility experienced by media entities nationwide. Making the situation even more precarious is that, even if there were a prospective buyer, obtaining financing in these market conditions is difficult, if not impossible. The Tribune...
  • NY Times: Global Warming Claims Bogus

    01/01/2008 5:39:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 277+ views ^ | January 1, 2008 | Newsmax Staff
    NY Times: Global Warming Claims Bogus Tuesday, January 1, 2008 4:38 PM By: Newsmax Staff Critics are calling it clear evidence that the climate of opinion on alleged global warming is shifting in favor of skeptics, especially since it comes from the New York Times, until now a fervent acolyte of climate change guru Al Gore and his doctrine of ongoing and disastrous climate change. In his Times column for the first day of the new year, "In 2008, a 100 Percent Chance of Alarm," columnist John Tierney took a close look at the global warming debate and found that...
  • Ex-Va. ACLU Head Sentenced For Child Porn

    09/08/2007 8:10:19 AM PDT · by DTogo · 52 replies · 1,375+ views
    CBS News ^ | Sept. 8, 2007 | AP
    (AP) A man who for 12 years served as president of the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union was sentenced to seven years in prison for downloading what authorities said was some of the "most abhorrent" child pornography they have ever seen. The prison term for Charles Rust-Tierney, 52, of Arlington, is one year less than the minimum sentence suggested under federal sentencing guidelines, and more than the five-year term defense attorneys wanted. Rust-Tierney said depression and "plummeting self-esteem" led him astray.
  • Virginia's Ex-ACLU Chief Gets 7 Years for Child Porn

    09/08/2007 11:36:08 PM PDT · by TheMole · 40 replies · 1,150+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, September 7, 2007; 3:14 PM | By Bill Brubaker
    A former Arlington County youth sports coach and civil rights lawyer who once headed Virginia's American Civil Liberties Union chapter was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison for buying child pornography that prosecutors labeled sadistic and masochistic. Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, pleaded guilty in June to downloading hundreds of pornographic images of children as young as 4. Authorities said Rust-Tierney used a computer in his 11-year-old son's bedroom to view the files, which included a six-minute video that depicted sexual torture of children, set to a song by the rock band Nine Inch Nails.
  • Ex-ACLU Chief Gets Seven Years For Child Porn

    09/07/2007 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 27 replies · 596+ views
    Washington Post via Stop The ACLU Blog ^ | 7 Sep 07 | Bill Brubaker, Washington Post
    I agree with the judge, this was the most abhorrent kind! A former Arlington County youth sports coach and civil rights lawyer who once headed Virginia’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison for buying child pornography that prosecutors labeled sadistic and masochistic. Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, pleaded guilty in June to downloading hundreds of pornographic images of children as young as 4. Authorities said Rust-Tierney used a computer in his 11-year-old son’s bedroom to view the files, which included a six-minute video that depicted sexual torture of children, set to a song by...
  • Former ACLU chief admits guilt. Sentenced to 8 years for having 'graphic and violent' child porn

    06/02/2007 2:35:21 AM PDT · by · 67 replies · 2,001+ views
    ABC News 7 ^ | June 1, 2007 | Leon Harris Maureen Bunyan Emily Schmidt
    A former president of the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union pleaded guilty Friday to federal child pornography charges. 51-year-old Charles Rust-Tierney entered his plea to one count of receipt of child pornography in US District Court in Alexandria. He had been indicted last month on one count each of receipt and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say from March 2005 until October 2006, Rust-Tierney bought at least five subscriptions to child pornography Web sites and downloaded other illegal materials offered at additional cost. Rust-Tierney, who also coached Little League baseball in Arlington, has been in jail since...
  • Former ACLU president in Va. to plead guilty in child porn case

    05/23/2007 7:00:11 PM PDT · by Baladas · 40 replies · 1,281+ views
    WDBJ7-Roanoke ^ | May 23, 2007 | Associated Press staff
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Court records show a former president of the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from child pornography possession case. A judge in Alexandria today scheduled a plea agreement hearing for 51-year-old Charles Rust-Tierney of Arlington. It was not clear what charges would be included in the plea agreement. A grand jury indicted Rust-Tierney earlier this month on one count each of receipt and possession of child pornography. According to federal sentencing guidelines, a conviction at trial on both counts could have resulted in a prison sentence...
  • Los Gatos California man alleged to have 750,000 child porn photos

    04/04/2007 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 36 replies · 2,191+ views
    Merucry News ^ | 04/04/2007 | Leslie Griffy
    Los Gatos man alleged to have 750,000 child porn photos A Los Gatos man faces 10 years in prison in what law enforcement officials are calling the largest child pornography bust in the Bay Area - more than 750,000 sexual photos of boys found tucked in in ammunition boxes and then buried in the man's backyard. Michael F. Palmer, 53, covered his buried stash of explicit photos with plywood and plants in the Santa Cruz side of unincorporated Los Gatos, deputies said. Most of the photographs, Sgt. Robin Mitchell said, came from overseas. But, officers also seized non-pornographic, homemade films...
  • ACLU's Charles Rust-Tierney: Case Simply Bizarre [ACLU frmr VA head arrested in child porn case]

    03/26/2007 4:19:25 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 35 replies · 1,478+ views
    Riehl's World View ^ | MArch 9, 2007 | Riehl
    ACLU's Charles Rust-Tierney: Case Simply Bizarre In what amounts to the first two half-real news story on the Charles Rust-Tierney case by the Washington Post and and WDBJ, the story may be even more unsettling to some. Two dozen people, including a neighbor and his former wife, Diann Rust-Tierney spoke on his behalf, both saying they'd trust him with their kids tomorrow, yet Charles Rust-Tierney was apparently downloading images and video of the sexual torture of infants and toddlers in his ten year old son's bedroom during the night. Prosecutors say Charles Rust-Tierney, a former president of the Virginia ACLU,...
  • Mainstream Media Refuses To Report on ACLU Official Caught With Kiddie Porn

    03/11/2007 10:05:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,251+ views
    News By Us ^ | Mar 10, 07 | Dave Gibson
    "Somewhere along the line, many Americans relegated the media to a notch on the morality scale only slightly above that of child molesters." ... On February 23, former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU Charles Rust-Tierney was arrested at his home in Arlinton, Va. and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography... Despite the news worthiness of this story, the mainstream press has failed to cover it. Rust-Tierney owned numerous computer discs filled with images of young girls being victimized. The investigation report described prepubescent girls "seen and heard crying" and many "bound by rope." There were even...
  • News is whatever biased media reports

    03/08/2007 2:25:22 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 719+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 4, 2007 | Bill O’Reilly
    In the summer of 2003, Operation Predator was launched by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency. The investigation has targeted individuals who make and consume child pornography worldwide. Because much of this stuff is manufactured overseas and shipped to America, ICE agents took the lead in tracking down the bad guys in the United States. According to ICE agents, one of those who used a credit card to purchase child porn is attorney Charles Rust-Tierney, the former president of the American Civil Liberties Union in Virginia. Tierney was arrested and charged on Feb. 23. Tierney apparently told the feds...
  • Media Continues To Ignore Charles Rust-Tierney Story

    03/07/2007 4:32:53 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,474+ views
    News Busters ^ | March 3, 2007 | Dan Riehl
    Don't bother looking for it via Google News. There hasn't been a single major story published on him since Charles Rust-Tierney appeared in Court. A local source sent me this, which Google either didn't capture, or hasn't spidered, yet. Previous coverage here and here. Alexandria, Va. (WUSA) -- A public defender from Arlington now finds that he is the accused. Fifty-one year old Charles Rust-Tierney appeared in United States District Court in Alexandria Wednesday. He’s accused of receiving and possessing child pornography, and investigators outlined what they say they found after searching his home. They say Rust-Tierney had video showing,...
  • Exposing the Associated Press

    03/07/2007 1:08:46 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 11 replies · 780+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Mar 7, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    The New York Times gets its fair share of criticism. So does CNN. So do the major broadcast networks. The Washington Post and L.A. Times have their own detractors. In fact, these days, nearly everyone recognizes press bias, incompetence and arrogance when they see it in the major media.Yet, it is my considered opinion that one news agency gets off nearly scot-free from criticism despite being the worst purveyor of political propaganda and distortion. I refer to the largest news-gathering organization in the world – the Associated Press. For the life of me, I don't understand why there haven't been...