Wednesday, September 12, 2007

F.D. Thompson outlines his policies

As Thompson wended his way across Iowa, home to the early presidential caucuses, the former U.S. senator and actor outlined his positions to voters. On President Bush: "I think that we are finally on the right track in Iraq now, and we're making progress. President Bush has done a good job in terms of domestic economics. I give him credit for the Supreme Court nominations he's made."

On abortion: Thompson said anti-abortion laws should target providers, not pregnant girls and women or their families. He said he doesn't support criminal penalties for those who seek abortions.

On homosexuality: "I'm not going to pass judgment on several million of my fellow citizens. Anybody that knows me knows how I feel about the importance of a family ... of traditional marriage."

Finally, Thompson told voters in Sioux City that he supports oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, doesn't support government-run health care and believes that illegal immigrants should be deported but not necessarily prosecuted.




Murdoch hatred: "It was no secret Dow Jones and its owners, the Bancroft family, disliked the thought of the media magnate Rupert Murdoch getting his hands on the venerable Wall Street Journal. But just how desperately they searched for a white knight has been revealed in regulatory filings, which show the company talked to 21 "potential transaction partners", including General Electric, Microsoft and even an international gas company, in its quest to fend off News Corp's controversial $US5 billion takeover bid. But Mr Murdoch emerged the winner. Dow Jones was forced to accept his $US60-a-share offer in early August, ending the Bancroft family's 105 years of stewardship, after the three-month search failed to produce a "competitive alternative proposal", documents filed with the US stock market regulator on Friday show. The publisher also agreed to pay News Corp $US165 million should it back out and let the deal collapse, the filing reveals. Mr Murdoch said he had to endure criticism "normally levelled at some sort of genocidal tyrant" during the protracted negotiations... But the media magnate's offer was just too high to ignore. News Corp bid 65 per cent more than Dow Jones's share price before the offer, making it virtually impossible for the board to say no"

Big Oil and the Dems' supply of gas: "The New York Post rightly notes that the FTC has cleared "Big Oil" of manipulating oil prices, citing the fact that market forces and Congress' liquid pork ethanol program drove them up. Surprisingly little media coverage was given the FTC opinion and despite it NY's senatorial delegation, Schumer and Hillary, are gasbagging the "issue" again."

Bush as Hitler poster in BBC newsroom: "Robin Aitken, author of Can We Trust the BBC?, talks about the fact that a depiction of George W Bush as Adolf Hitler was posted in the main current affairs office of the BBC and no-one objected. Mr Aitken, a BBC journalist for 25 years, discusses the contrasting BBC treatment of George W Bush and Bill Clinton.

History Made in Military Aviation: "The US army has hailed the killing of two suspected insurgents in northern Iraq by a drone as a landmark in combat aviation history. A statement said that a Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) successfully killed two "unknown enemies" in Nineveh province after ground troops requested backup. According to the Pentagon, this represented the first time a fully-armed UAV had been launched. The military claims that soldiers identified two potential bombers at a "major thoroughfare" used by coalition troops. Before they could deploy roadside bombs - or improvised explosive devices - as suspected, the Hunter was guided in by pilots and its "precise munition" released; killing both men".

Employment Discrimination against American Muslims a Myth: "A groundbreaking study published late last week investigates the skyrocketing trend of employment discrimination claims filed by members of the American Muslim community and finds that repeated assertions of a post-9/11 backlash against Muslims in the workplace are pure fiction. The report by Jeffrey Breinholt of the International Assessment and Strategy Center, "Muslim Employment Discrimination: A Legal Examination", goes so far as to conclude that these discrimination claims have correlated closely with the rise of Islamic terrorism directed at the US."

Morocco Islamists lose vote: "Voters in Morocco deprived an Islamist party of an expected parliamentary victory, handing it instead to a secular conservative party that is a member of the ruling coalition. The country's oldest political party, Istiqlal, emerged as the biggest in parliament after an election marred by the lowest turnout ever recorded in the North African nation. Unemployment, corruption and poverty were voters' top concerns, not religion. But the vote raised broader questions about the growing strength of political Islam in Morocco and beyond. The Islamist party cried foul after failing to become the biggest party, as it had hoped. But international poll monitors gave the vote their stamp of approval. "Overall, the vote was conducted in an orderly manner, even if the members of the delegation were informed of isolated irregularities on election day," the monitors said in a preliminary report. The nationalist Istiqlal won 52 seats, five more than the PJD, according to preliminary results quoted by Interior Minister Chakib Benmoussa. The Union of Socialist Popular Forces was third with 36 seats. Held back by Morocco's proportional representation system, no party has a majority and intense negotiations over forming a governing coalition will now follow."

British red tape stifles science: "One of Britain's leading scientists has been forced to move groundbreaking organ transplant research to the United States, after he was blocked by red tape from conducting a key experiment in this country. Restrictions on animal research have prevented a company set up by Lord Winston, the fertility specialist, from breeding pigs using a new genetic engineering technique that has the potential to produce "humanised" animal organs for transplant. Instead, the work will take place in Missouri. The ban on the work proposed by Atazoa has raised fresh concern that the brain drain to the US is being revived by an excessive bureaucracy attached to British science. It is also a blow to Gordon Brown's attempts to ensure that British medical research is commercially exploited in this country rather than abroad."


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