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  • 17-Yr-Old Girl Who Wants to Actually Represent the People Just Unseated a Politician in W. Virginia

    05/17/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 71 replies
    ijreview ^ | 5/15/14 | Justen Charters
    Saira Blair, who just unseated an incumbent West Virginia state legislator, isn’t thinking about her plans for the summer. She’s thinking about how to defeat Democrat Layne Diehl come November. Because if Saira wins, it will make her the youngest legislator in West Virginia’s history- she’s just 17 years old.
  • Defense Official Denies SEAL Team Six Operation Was Compromised Families left without answers

    02/28/2014 10:20:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Daniel Wiser ^ | 2/28/14 | Free Beacon
    The 2011 downing of a helicopter in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of 30 American troops—including 17 Navy SEALs, a number of whom were members of the SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden—was not compromised but did suffer from faulty planning, a defense official said on Thursday. Some of the families of the fallen said they appreciated the controversial hearing where the official testified. However, they said the testimony left them unsatisfied and vowed to press for more answers. The contested mission known as Extortion 17 involved a CH-47D Chinook helicopter shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)...
  • Extortion 17, The Deadliest Day in the War on Terror

    11/13/2013 9:39:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/13 | News Dredge
    In today's video, Christopher Morrison of News Dredge, 'The Voice of Independents,' reports on Washington Times' expose detailing the tragic story of Extortion 17 and the deadliest day in Afghanistan.
  • Extortion 17- Set Up and Cover Up

    07/30/2013 4:13:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    If you haven’t heard of Extortion 17 it’s understandable. For some reason the obama regime has been working real hard to suppress any information regarding this incident and to keep it from getting into the Mainstream Reality TV media. Thankfully, their efforts to cover their involvement in both the incident and the cover up have blown up in their faces. The usual spin, stonewalling, deception and manipulation of events that is a hallmark of the obama regime has fallen short. Congressional hearings are on the way. A fabricated outrage of synthetic racism can generate only a finite amount of distraction...
  • Afghanistan's Benghazi: The Shoot-Down of Extortion 17

    05/20/2013 5:48:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/17/13 | Diana West
    Grief and politics don't mix. When raw, aching grief and the dirtiest kind of politics meet, a hot volcano of pain and outrage erupts that is unstoppable. But it is necessary. It is the only way things might ever be clean again. I am thinking of recent casket transfer ceremonies that have taken place at Dover Air Force Base, where senior administration officials have used the solemn occasions -- Benghazi, the shoot-down of Extortion 17 -- less to comfort grieving families than to lay blame; to establish a narrative; to lie. Think of Sean Smith's mother. Think of Tyrone Woods'...
  • Mark Kelly Shoots Glock 9mm With 'High Capacity' Magazine on CNN

    04/09/2013 11:54:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 4-9-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In an interview that will air on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on April 9, Gabby Giffords looks on from her mother's porch while Mark Kelly shoots bottles and clay pots in the Arizona desert with a Glock 19 9mm. The gun is actually Giffords's, but Kelly shoots it and wasn't shy about admitting he had a 17-round magazine in it. Ironically, 17 rounds exceeds the 10 round limit that was being pushed in the Senate in February when Kelly spoke in favor of banning them. Nevertheless, after CNN filmed Kelly target shooting, he justified using a 17-round magazine for the...
  • Vanity: Has Isaiah 17 Been Fulfilled? (Prophecy/Syria)

    03/25/2013 9:18:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies
    With all that's going on in Syria I thought I would ask the question.. How many of you out there believe Isaiah 17 has already been fulfilled and how many of you believe it is ABOUT to be fulfilled? Why or Why not? Count me in the camp that says it's about to happen. Once Al-Queda takes over Syria, they and other nations, now being led by Al-Queda thanks to Obama.. will attempt to invade Israel.
  • IT'S A FINE DAY FOR THE WEARIN' OF...THE ORANGE!!

    03/17/2013 5:54:11 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 29 replies
    self ^ | 3/17/2013 | RaceBannon
    It's a FINE DAY for the Wearin' of the ORANGE!
  • Weiner says online contact with teen not indecent

    06/10/2011 8:00:32 PM PDT · by quantim · 73 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jun 10, 10:37 PM EDT
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been under fire after admitting to sending graphic photos to women online, acknowledged Friday that he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware but said the communications were "neither explicit nor indecent." New Castle County police confirmed that officers interviewed a high school junior Friday afternoon at her family's home north of Wilmington about the New York Democrat. "They were made aware of an alleged contact between Congressman Anthony Weiner and an area teen," said Officer Tracey Duffy, a New Castle County police spokeswoman. "The teen has been...
  • Signs of the Stimulus (one sign cost $10,000)

    07/15/2010 1:26:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 7-14-10 | JONATHAN KARL and GREGORY SIMMONS
    As the midterm election season approaches, new road signs are popping up everywhere – millions of dollars worth of signs touting "The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and reminding passers-by that the program is "Putting America Back to Work." On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to recovery.gov. However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority...
  • NBC poll: 17% approve of Congress

    03/16/2010 6:08:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 650+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 3/16/10 | Mark Murray
    If Americans are divided about how their congressman should vote on the health-care bill, the same can't be said for their views on Congress. According to the new NBC/WSJ poll, whose full results will be released beginning at 6:30 pm ET, only 17% approve of Congress' job. What's more, given the opportunity, half (50%) say they would vote to defeat every single member of Congress, including their own representative.
  • DO NOT REJOICE WHEN YOUR ENEMY FALLS (SADDAM HUSSEIN)

    12/30/2006 8:46:33 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 61 replies · 923+ views
    Biblegateway.com ^ | A long time ago | God
    Saddam Hussein has apparently been executed by hanging after a proper trial. However, it is not appropriate to rejoice at his death nor to say that his death is "shocking" or "horrible" or "unwarranted". Justice is justice. No gloating, grandstanding or celebration needed: Proverbs 24:16-18 (New American Standard Bible) 16 For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity. 17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; or the LORD will see it and be displeased, and turn His anger...
  • In the Libby Case, a Grilling to be Remembered

    10/27/2006 2:23:34 PM PDT · by MurryMom · 76 replies · 2,273+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2006 | Carol D. Leonnig
    With withering and methodical dispatch, White House nemesis and prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald yesterday sliced up the first person called to the stand on behalf of the vice president's former chief of staff. If I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was not afraid of the special counsel before, the former Cheney aide, who will face Fitzgerald in a trial beginning Jan. 11, had ample reason to start quaking after yesterday's Ginsu-like legal performance.
  • S. Korea: Legislator Chung, "N. Korea to make up to 17 Taepodong's"(more details)

    07/14/2006 12:19:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 609+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/14/06
    /begin my translationLegislator Chung, "N. Korea to make up to 17 Taepodong's" Supreme Council Member Chung Hyung-geun   National Assemblyman Chung Hyung-geun, a member of Supreme Council of Hannara Party(note: S. Korea's conservative opposition) made a claim on July 14 regarding N. Korean missile launches. He said, "N. Korea intends to make up to 17 (Taepodong-2) missiles." Supreme Councilman Chung added this remark, at the council meeting held in (Hannara) party headquarter at Yom-chang-dong(, Seoul,) while adding, "N. Korea has plenty of black budget." He further explained, "N. Korea has No. 1 budget, which is for the Cabinet, and No. 2 budget, the...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views
    Careerbuilder.com ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, CareerBuilder.com found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another CareerBuilder.com survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • First Air Force dive course graduates 17 Airmen

    03/16/2006 4:47:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Chrissy Cuttita
    3/16/2006 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- This was the final test. An underwater compass and a buddy harnessed three feet from their bodies provide direction. A 25-pound breathing device strapped to their chests provides vital oxygen while underwater without making surface bubbles. A 50-pound rucksack and weapon weighted on their backs are the tools they’ll need to infiltrate the beach when they get there. These teams of two kick underwater in murky water more than 2,000 yards to reach the shore. They have to hit a precise, targeted objective there without being spotted by anyone on boat...
  • 17 Arrested at Florida Neo-Nazi Rally (Socialists on parade)

    02/26/2006 6:36:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 3,325+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/26/06
    17 Arrested at Florida Neo-Nazi Rally By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer Sun Feb 26, 12:00 AM ET Supporters of the Nationalist Socialist Movement, march through the streets of a predominantly black neighborhood in a rally in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006. Fist-fights broke out and police made more than a dozen arrests at the rally and march through a predominantly black neighborhood. Most of the arrests came after fights between marchers and angry counter-demonstrators, who were upset with the group's anti-minority message. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ORLANDO, Fla. - Fistfights broke out and police made 17 arrests Saturday at...
  • At least 17 SSVEC employees begin voyage today to Louisiana to help repair power lines

    08/31/2005 8:02:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | unattributed
    SIERRA VISTA - Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative crews are planning to head to the Gulf Coast today to help make repairs to power lines in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area. The effort is in response to a plea from utilities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, where the hurricane caused an estimated $25 billion in damage - destroying homes and businesses, flooding the city of New Orleans and leaving more than a million people without power. On Tuesday, Jack Blair, chief marketing officer for the cooperative, said 17 employees from Willcox, Benson and Sierra Vista were tentatively scheduled to go...
  • Task Force Freedom Forces Detain 17 Terror Suspects

    08/29/2005 6:40:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 234+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 29, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2005 – Multinational forces from Task Force Freedom detained 17 suspected terrorists in Iraq on Aug. 28, U.S. military officials reported today. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, detained six individuals suspected of terrorist activity and seized weapons from a vehicle during separate operations in southern Mosul. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, detained four individuals suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon-and-search operation in northern Mosul. Soldiers from the same unit seized another weapons cache in western Mosul consisting of a one 60 mm mortar, several rifles including AK-47s assault rifled, rocket-propelled grenade launchers,...
  • Paula's jonesing for Clinton library (her house is only 17 miles away)

    07/04/2005 6:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 922+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/04/05
    Paula's jonesing for Clinton library Paula Jones wants to go to a library - but she isn't looking for a book. The woman who claimed that former President Bill Clinton exposed himself to her thinks it's time she visited the $165 million study center dedicated to his administration. "My house is about 17 miles from it," says Jones, who lives just north of Little Rock, Ark. "I pass by [the Clinton Presidential Center] all the time. I kept saying, 'I ought to go in there.' My friends and I talked about putting on wigs - just in case they won't...
  • Feliz Año Nuevo, Mi Colombia Querida

    01/01/2005 7:29:00 PM PST · by stevejackson · 14 replies · 1,264+ views
    Leftist “militants” ushered in the new year in Colombia in true form: Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) murdered 17 peasants, including 6 women and 4 children, who were gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve. When I say “true form,” I mean FARC was practicing the art that the extreme left has mastered, perhaps invented: terrorism. On this New Year’s Eve, the FARC was proving it believes the “end justifies the means,” as it is the grotesque, disfigured child of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and, yes, even Hitler -- remember, he was a National Socialist (Nazi). FARC is...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Kerry Misleads on Medicare

    09/20/2004 11:19:16 AM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,371+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | September 20, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    On Monday, December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law a Medicare prescription drug benefits package designed to help American seniors pay for their medications. This month, the Kerry campaign released a TV ad attacking President Bush’s Medicare record stating, “The very next day George Bush imposes the biggest Medicare premium increase in history while prescription drug costs still skyrocket.” There are several problems with this ad, namely that fact that 1) Kerry skipped the December 8 vote and 2) Kerry voted to support the increase in Medicare premiums that he now criticizes. The Kerry campaign offers no specifics on...
  • U.S. forces arrest Hamid Raja Shalah al-Tikriti, no. 17 on most wanted list (Reuters)

    06/14/2003 2:10:18 PM PDT · by yonif · 35 replies · 574+ views
    23:51U.S. forces arrest Iraqi air force commander under Saddam, Hamid Raja Shalah al-Tikriti, no. 17 on most wanted list (Reuters)
  • The Candidate With No Name

    07/29/2004 7:49:46 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 666+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Candidate With No Name By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 29, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms ”Defeat Bush – VOTE In 2004!” I’ve seen more bumper-stickers with this platitude than I’ve seen ones that simply state, “Kerry/Edwards 2004.” While my liberal friends rarely mention Kerry and Edwards, they constantly remind me of how much they hate President Bush. This year, the politics of hate rule. The Left doesn’t even have a candidate. They are galvanized mainly by visceral hatred -- a hatred which stands on shaky assumptions, like the lies that Michael Moore sells as truths. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore insinuates that...
  • Gay Divorcees? Vermont's civil-union law will be tested in New York.

    05/10/2004 4:30:57 PM PDT · by xsysmgr · 6 replies · 473+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 10, 2004 | Dennis E. Powell
    The inevitable other shoe in Vermont's civil-union law is dropping — in Westchester County, New York. That's where two lesbian partners, civilly joined in Vermont but living in New York, are the parties in a contested dissolution case. The case has the potential to raise numerous issues predicted by those who criticize the idea of civil unions as legally recognized domestic relations in some but not all states. New York law does not treat the filing of dissolutions as a matter of public record, so the specifics of the case are not publicly known, including the names of the...
  • Greece gets high US praise for anti-terrorism actions

    05/01/2003 8:55:06 AM PDT · by GipperCT · 42 replies · 241+ views
    Yahooooooo!!!! News ^ | 5/1/03 | GipperCT
    Greece gets high US praise for anti-terrorism actions Wed Apr 30, 1:54 PM ET Add Politics - AFP to My Yahoo! WASHINGTON (AFP) - Long the target of US criticism for its less than-stellar record in combatting terrorism, Greece received high praise from the State Department which lauded its crackdown on the November 17 group. AFP Photo "The practitioners of counterterrorism ... can take great satisfaction in the tremendous progress made by the Greek government against terrorism in 2002 and the present," said Cofer Black, the department's counter-terrorism coordinator. "They have made, by counter-terrorism standards (news - web sites), historical...
  • China Shuts Schools And Sends 17 Million Pupils Home In Effort To Contain Outbreak (SARS)

    04/23/2003 3:06:30 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 105+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-24-2003 | Raymond Whitaker
    China shuts schools and sends 17 million pupils home in effort to contain outbreak By Raymond Whitaker 24 April 2003 CHINA: Beijing closed schools for two weeks and sent 1.7 million pupils home yesterday as the country struggled to contain a Sars outbreak thought to have originated in its south. Facing accusations that the worldwide spread of the disease was due to Chinese secrecy and slowness to react, the authorities also announced plans to invoke emergency measures to quarantine people exposed to the virus and to restrict access to buildings where there were infections or suspected infections. The official news...
  • michigan city police officer indicted

    03/14/2003 10:12:21 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 627+ views
    south bend tribune ^ | 3/14/03 | GWEN O'BRIEN
    Federal grand jury hands down 17 counts against police veteranBy GWEN O'BRIENTribune Staff Writer Michigan City Police Chief Eugene Simmons discusses the indictment of one of his police officers during a news conference Thursday at the Federal Courthouse in South Bend. Tribune Photo/ JIM RIDER SOUTH BEND -- Twenty-four years to the day since Donald Webb Sr. became a sworn Michigan City officer, a federal grand jury handed down a 17-count indictment against him, including charges of dealing cocaine and marijuana and extorting money from drug dealers.The alleged offenses occurred from 1998 to the present.The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-12-02

    12/12/2002 3:52:52 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 13 replies · 261+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-12-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 12 Apollo 17: Last on the MoonCredit: Apollo 17, NASA (Image scanned by Kipp Teague) Explanation: In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon, in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. Near the beginning of their third and final excursion across the lunar surface, Schmitt took this picture of Cernan flanked by...
  • HONEST POLITICIANS

    07/12/2002 9:36:37 AM PDT · by LandofLincoln · 5 replies · 533+ views
    Show me a honest politician and I will show you someone who has never won an election.