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  • US Slips to 12th in Economic Freedom

    10/13/2014 5:54:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/14 | Mike Flynn
    A new report of "economic freedom" around the world finds the US ranked 12th among 152 countries, tied with the United Kingdom, and lower than neighbor Canada or Australia. The index, published by the Cato Institute and Canada's Fraser Institute, has been published since 1996. As recently as 2000, the US ranked 2nd in the world, in terms of boasting a free economy. The US's declining ranking will lower future economic growth.
  • Wisconsin 12th District Recall Effort Successful

    04/21/2011 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Johnny B. · 20 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/21/2011 | Johnny B.
    The group collecting signatures to recall Wisconsin State Democrat Senator Jim Holperin ( has announced that they have more than enough signatures to force a recall election. They needed at least 16,000. They have 23,300.
  • Marco Rubio Announces Committee Assignments

    01/31/2011 1:12:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | Jan. 31, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    Newly inaugurated Republican Sen. Marco Rubio announced his committee assignments in Washington Thursday, setting the stage for the issues he will focus on in his first years on the national stage. Rubio, the former House speaker who is now considered one of the rising stars of the Republican Party and already the subject of buzz on the 2012 presidential ticket, will serve on these committees: Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Intelligence; Small Business and Entrepreneurship. “I’m honored to be a member of these important committees that address some of our nation’s and state’s most important issues,” said Rubio. “This...
  • New Jersey DOE -> Study results show NJ High School Seniors, need improvement in Reading and Math

    11/18/2010 11:59:15 AM PST · by nmh · 17 replies
    The New Jersey Department of Education ^ | 11/18/10 | Acting Education Commissioner Rochelle R. Hendricks
    NJDOE News For More Information Contact the Public Information Office: Allison Kobus Alan Guenther, Director 609-292-1126 For Immediate Release: November 18, 2010 NAEP Results Identify Need for Improvement among New Jersey High School Seniors, Underscore Urgency of Enacting Christie Education Reforms Acting Education Commissioner Rochelle R. Hendricks announced today that results released today from the statewide grade 12 NAEP (National Assessment of Education Progress) pilot test illustrate a clear need for improvement in the reading and math skills of New Jersey’s high school seniors. They provide further evidence of the need for enacting the education reforms put forward by Governor...
  • ATTON Freepers!Action Needed:Army Reservist R/Pol being harassed for serving country

    10/02/2009 8:46:45 AM PDT · by reprobate · 5 replies · 566+ views
    Savannah Morning News ^ | 10-02-09 | Larry Peterson
    Mosley drops bid to be challenger to U.S. Rep. John Barrow Vidalia doctor was preparing quest to challenge Democrat John Barrow A Republican who said he'd spend $500,000 of his own money in an effort to oust U.S. Rep. John Barrow in 2010 has quit the race. Wayne Mosley, a Vidalia doctor and former Army lieutenant colonel, e-mailed the news to his supporters Thursday. Mosley widely had been considered the strongest of three GOP would-be challengers to Savannah Democrat Barrow. "I think so," said Savannah political consultant David Simons, "especially because of the money." During the past two years, Mosley...
  • The List, compilation of Obama's 12th week

    04/18/2009 11:49:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 562+ views ^ | 4/18/09 | Nachum
    Obama's Twelfth Week in Office Latest Additions to "The List" The List" for 4/18/2009 U.S.: Palestinians need not recognize Israel as Jewish state before talks Obama is "deeply disappointed" by Iran's sentencing of an American journalist Military Sources accuse Obama of delaying pirate rescue by days Obama for America, fundraiser for Obama's presidency, spent nearly $9.5 million in first three months of this year, paid $688K to attorney defending Birth certificate lawsuit After helping to ruin the Mortgage industry, Herbert Allison Jr., Fannie Mae's president and CEO, has been named to run the TARP program Dr. Frank Page, member of...
  • Troops Echo Frustration with War Critic [Murtha]

    06/21/2006 5:28:31 AM PDT · by Coop · 60 replies · 2,257+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6/21/06 | Kimberly Hefling
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - While Staff Sgt. Randy Myers was dodging roadside bombs in Iraq, his congressman was calling the war a lost cause...Myers said he backs Murtha, an opinion echoed by a number of other troops and their families. Several share his frustration with the conflict. Said Sgt. 1st Class George Wozniak, 36, of Murtha: "He's definitely for a strong military and he definitely supports the troops." Patriotism runs deep in Murtha's district in the Allegheny Mountains, where joining the military is a family tradition and often an economic necessity. Many served in Vietnam and that war exacted a heavy...
  • Live Thread - Diana Irey to appear on Fox & Friends, 8:20 EDT

    06/20/2006 4:46:53 AM PDT · by Coop · 66 replies · 2,179+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | 6/20/06 | Coop
    After appearing on Fox News Live yesterday, Commissioner Irey is following that up with an appearance today with the morning crew. Please post details here for the TV-impaired. Thank you.
  • MSNBC: Murtha Is 'Personal Attack' Victim, As Murtha Insults Rove's 'Fat Backside'

    06/17/2006 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Coop · 100 replies · 2,736+ views
    MSNBC/Newsbusters ^ | 6/17/06 | Brad Wilmouth
    On MSNBC's Countdown show on Friday, substitute host Brian Unger featured a softball interview with Democratic Congressman John Murtha during which Unger queued up Murtha to attack the Bush administration's Iraq policy and Republican critics. The Countdown host bolstered Murtha's credibility by referring to his war record and labelling him a "traditional hawk" while he discredited White House advisor Karl Rove by negatively labelling him as a "partisan attacker trying to squash discussion about Iraq," and proclaimed "the Swift-Boating of the 2006 election has begun." ...Murtha: "Well, it's just, it's a slogan. That's all. Here's a guy [Rove] sitting on...
  • A Murtha crapshoot?

    06/16/2006 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Coop · 89 replies · 1,725+ views
    The Tribune-Democrat ^ | 6/15/06 | Unknown
    ...Murtha said his stature in defense, and especially his ongoing battle with President Bush and top Republicans over the war in Iraq, makes him a strong candidate for the House leadership role. “So much on the national level right now is related to defense that it is a logical step,” Murtha said. “And what we have to do now is show the public that there will be change.” Some Republicans see Murtha’s war activism and his push for the high House seat as being divisive in his own party. The GOP’s position: Keep it up, Jack. A divided Democratic Party...
  • Fleeing the battle

    06/02/2006 5:26:27 AM PDT · by Coop · 69 replies · 1,145+ views
    Salon ^ | 6/2/06 | Joe Conason/Photo by AP/Chris Greenberg
    With all the invective it has spewed at the antiwar Jack Murtha, why isn't the GOP helping Diana Irey, his opponent in November? Pennsylvania congressional candidate Diana Irey meets with reporters at the National Press Club in Washington, May 24, 2006. (Event thread here) Last winter, Karl Rove promised his fellow Republicans that their party would win the congressional midterm election on the issues of war and national security. Perhaps he will still be proved right. But six months later, the White House political strategist and his party have backed away from confronting the most outspoken and credible Democratic critic...
  • Diana Irey to Appear Live on Free Republic, 14 June, 8:00 pm EDT

    05/31/2006 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Coop · 158 replies · 4,322+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | 5/31/06 | Coop Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey is vying to become the next Congreswoman from Pennsylvania's 12th District. Ms. Irey's reasons for challenging her opponent in this race: "For decades, western Pennsylvania looked to John Murtha to stand up for our values. But as the years have drifted by, John Murtha has drifted further and further from the ideals that made this country great. He has become part of the problem in Washington. I don't believe we are receiving the representation in Congress we deserve and the time for change is now." Diana Irey has a proven track record during her...
  • Shameful reactions to Haditha 'atrocity' (Whines Incessantly About Free Republic!)

    05/29/2006 4:46:05 PM PDT · by Coop · 516 replies · 14,095+ views
    Gulf News ^ | 5/29/06 | Linda S. Heard (grab your tissues)
    ...In the meantime, my column had been posted on a well-known right-wing American website, where it attracted 119 comments. Oddly, none of them displayed any hint of disquiet over the behaviour of the Marines under investigation. Rather, their outrage was reserved for John Murtha and yours truly. One poster's reaction was to "nuke the Middle East" adding "thank you very much Dishonourable Rep. Jack Murtha". He was later to write "if you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them". A few of his co-posters rushed to the website of Murtha's Republican challenger Diana Irey to donate campaign...
  • Republican Opposing Murtha Says He Should Apologize

    05/26/2006 5:24:11 AM PDT · by Coop · 49 replies · 903+ views
    Fort Wayne News Sentinel/AP ^ | 5/25/06 | Kimberly Hefling
    WASHINGTON - The Republican opponent of Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday the Democrat should apologize for saying last week that a Pentagon investigation will reveal that Marines killed Iraqi civilians. Diana Irey, a Washington County commissioner, said Murtha, D-Pa., a decorated Vietnam veteran, denied the Marines under investigation due process. She said even serial killers in America's justice system get a fair investigation. "Shame on you, U.S. Rep. Murtha," the 43-year-old Irey said at a news conference with eight veterans standing behind her. "You have clearly lost your way." A spokeswoman for Murtha said he had no comment. On Monday,...
  • Irey/Murtha go Toe-to-Toe

    05/24/2006 12:27:40 PM PDT · by Coop · 169 replies · 2,940+ views
    WJAC-TV (Ch. 6, in PA) ^ | 5/24/06 | Unknown
    ...Diana Irey and a busload of supporters headed to D.C. to demand Murtha apologize to Marines for recently accusing some of them of being cold-blooded killers. ... "Mr. Murtha's comments, I believe, were irresponsible and they put our men and women serving overseas in greater danger," Irey said. Murtha recently said several Marines killed at least 15 Iraqi civilians in cold blood last November and said action should be taken. While the U.S. military doesn't dispute the congressman's claim, Irey said Murtha is in the wrong. "Being a former Marine himself, he should know they have a process in place...
  • Irey to Hold Veterans' Press Conference in Washington D.C. in Response to Murtha’s Remarks (5/24)

    05/23/2006 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Coop · 66 replies · 3,014+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | 5/23/06 | Jason Davidek
    <p>Monongahela, PA – Commissioner and Pennsylvania Congressional Candidate, Diana Irey, will be in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, May 24 for a press conference with veterans. She will travel by tour bus with veterans and supporters from Pennsylvania’s 12th district in order to respond to her opponent’s recent comments attacking U.S. Marines and harming troop morale in Iraq. Irey will stand with veterans and hold a press conference tomorrow, May 24, 2006 at 1:00 p.m., at the National Press Club. Diana will be available to the media for questions after the event.</p>
  • 12th Cav. Regt. the first to fire tank-mounted CROWS (Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station)

    05/16/2006 4:09:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 1,627+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 15, 2006 | Sgt. Paula Taylor
    FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, May 15, 2006) – It’s safer than rolling across the battlefield in a steel tank and allows Soldiers to fire a remote weapon system from inside the tank without the gunner hatch open. Members of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment recently became the first U.S.-based unit to have the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, and the only unit in the world to have it mounted on Abrams tanks. “The CROWS mount on the tank gives an urban advantage so the tank commander doesn’t have to stick out of the hatch,” said 2nd...
  • Leaders Fiddle As France Burns (12th Night)

    11/07/2005 5:48:46 PM PST · by blam · 138 replies · 3,378+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-8-2005 | Colin Randall
    Leaders fiddle as France burns By Colin Randall in Paris (Filed: 08/11/2005) France was struggling to overcome one of its gravest post-war crises last night as every major city faced the threat of fierce rioting that began 12 nights ago and now seems to have spun out of control. More than 1,400 vehicles were destroyed during a night of increasing violence Despite an assurance from Philippe Douste Blazy, the foreign minister, that France was "not a dangerous country", the spread of violence prompted the Foreign Office in London to warn travellers that trouble could break out "almost anywhere". Dominique de...
  • The 1962 Missal Epistle and Gospel for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost

    08/22/2004 5:35:05 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 22 replies · 535+ views ^ | 08-22-04 | The Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    The 1962 Missal Epistle and Gospel for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost EPISTLE 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9Brethren: Such confidence we have through Christ towards God. Not that we are sufficient to think anything of ourselves, as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God. Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter, but in the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit quickeneth. Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for...
  • 12th Century Holy Shrine Found At 'Dig' (Ireland)

    08/11/2003 5:24:05 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 261+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-12-2003 | Ted Oliver
    12th century holy shrine found at 'dig' By Ted Oliver (Filed: 12/08/2003) One of the most important holy relics to be found in Ireland has been unearthed on the site of a former settlement in northern Antrim. The bronze bell shrine, dating between 1180 and 1200, had been hidden in the earth at Drumadoon near Ballycastle. The shrine would have contained a sacred bell Archaeologists working at the site believe the inhabitants of the settlement, which was occupied between the ninth and 13th centuries, may have been the hereditary keepers of the shrine. Fixed to its front panel is a...