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  • James Garner Dead -- Legendary Actor Dies at 86

    07/20/2014 9:28:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 7/19/2014 | unknown
    Legendary actor James Garner -- star of "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us an ambulance was dispatched to the actor's home in Los Angeles around 8PM Saturday evening ... and he was found dead when they arrived on scene.
  • Why Steve Jobs Always Announced Things In Threes

    07/02/2012 12:33:21 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 24 replies
    The Cult of Mac ^ | John Brownlee
    Have you ever heard of the Rule of Threes? It’s a guideline used widely in writing and communicating that dictates that your message is clearer and more effective when you can convey it in three parts. For example, in the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that every American had an inalienable right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Drop any one of those, and the sentence is somehow less effective. You know who else was a big fan of the Rule of Threes? Steve Jobs. Over at Forbes, Carmine Gallo writes: Steve Jobs applied the Rule of...
  • Planned Parenthood's "Abortions Are Just 3%" Claim is False

    01/03/2012 8:45:03 AM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 3, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood's "Abortions Are Just 3%" Claim is False As we’re all VERY familiar with by now, Planned Parenthood absolutely insists that abortions only comprise 3% of their “services.” Now, even if this were an accurate representation of the truth, it would be abhorrent.
  • Demanding justice for the Gunwalker Conspirators ("Holder Lied People Died" Gunwalker protest)

    10/07/2011 10:52:10 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 13 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 07 October, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    CBS reports: Obama to embark on bus tour to sell Jobs Act. "North Carolina and Virginia." Hmmm. Folks, it is time to dog Obama's ass in public about the Gunwalker cover-up. Any and every Threeper, Second Amendment activist, Tea Partier, and unaffiliated patriot who can get a piece of cardboard and a magic marker ought to line the bus route and the speech venues of Obama with signs that say "Holder lied and people died!" or whatever other sentiment you wish convey related to the Gunwalker Plot. Obama shouldn't be able to show his guilty face in public without somebody...
  • Mark Ritchie File 3 Who Funds Minnesota's Radical Secretary of State? Socialists, Communists

    11/17/2010 8:06:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 11/17/10 | Trevor Loudon
    Mark Ritchie File 2 hereYou can tell a lot about a politician's true allegiances by identifying who funds him. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie poses as a moderate, but is in fact an hard core leftist, with ties to several socialist organizations. This becomes important, because part of Ritchie's job is to oversee electoral recounts. In 2009 Ritchie gave a crucial Senate seat to leftist and former comedian Al Franken, though his Republican opponent was ahead on election night. Soon Ritchie will oversee a recount that could put his long time colleague and fellow leftist Mark Dayton into the...
  • Army vet billed $3,000 for war wounds

    03/26/2009 10:08:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,325+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/26/09 | Wayne Drash
    Erik Roberts, an Army sergeant who was wounded in Iraq, underwent his 13th surgery recently to save his right leg from amputation. Imagine his shock when he got a bill for $3,000 for his treatment. Army Sgt. Erik Roberts was badly wounded in Iraq with two comrades in April 2006. 1 of 3 "I just thought it was bull---- that I'm getting billed for being wounded in Iraq doing my job. I always put the mission first, and now that I was wounded in Iraq, they're sending me bills," he said.
  • Obama's Foreign Policy???

    11/06/2008 11:54:39 PM PST · by Lilpug15 · 18 replies · 1,587+ views
    Is this for real? BTW - Bush is bashed about 7 times in this - there could be more that I missesd.
  • Three-year-old Sarah Palin fan says "You BETCHA!" (on video)

    11/02/2008 8:25:00 AM PST · by TheFourthMagi · 10 replies · 1,688+ views
    YouTube ^ | November 1, 2008 | YouTube
    This is quite real, 8 seconds long, and adorable. Join this young Sarah Palin fan and vote Sarah into the White House November 4th! To watch the video, click right here. I recommend sending the link to this video to everyone that you have an email address for. It offers a good opportunity to make a constructive pitch for electing Sarah along the lines of "Hi, I ran across this really charming video and wanted to share it with you. I have decided to vote for Sarah and John because of all the shared values and their commitment to making...
  • High School Musical 3: 2008 Election Edition

    10/24/2008 4:54:49 PM PDT · by TheReligiousConservative51 · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Youtube ^ | 10/24/08 | SimplySpoons
  • VIP visit prompts removal of 'Dale Trail' signs in Kannapolis

    07/25/2008 7:17:24 PM PDT · by lwd · 13 replies · 262+ views
    The Salisbury Post ^ | Friday, July 25, 2008 2:22 PM | Jessie Burchette
    The city of Kannapolis is taking its "Dale Trail" banners down at the request of Castle & Cooke, the developers of the N.C. Research Center — and they won't be going back up. According to e-mails, California billionaire David Murdock, owner of Castle & Cook, is coming to town Saturday with a very important guest and wants to put the "best face on the city." The banners along with a statue in Cannon Village honor the town's most famous native, Dale Earnhardt, who died in a last lap wreck in the Daytona 500 in 2001. And according to the e-mails,...
  • Just wondering: How many Clintons will get to speak at the Dem Convention?

    06/06/2008 7:16:55 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 11 replies · 110+ views
    one man's opinion...
    Here's an interesting dilemma for Obama. Assume, as appears likely, that he will NOT choose Hillary as his running mate, then he has another tough problem on his hands. How many Clintons will get to speak at the DNC, and more importantly, in what time slots? Can he afford to allow both Hillary AND Bill ( How many times will Bubba use the word "I" in his address) prime-time exposure? And who's more important, a former President who until recently was the darling of the party faithful, or the candidate whom he narrowly beat, and has been making his life...
  • Pastor in Danger After Risky Van Purchase

    07/28/2007 11:35:25 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 4 replies · 329+ views
    Team Tominthebox News Network® ^ | 26 July, 2007 | Tom Slawson
    DAYTONA, FL - When you visit Orange Grove Baptist Church, the first thing you see is a lot of the number three. The number is on the cars, on the trucks, in the nursery, and even in the worship center. You may think, "Wow, they really like the Trinity here." They may, but that is not the reason for the ubiquitous 3. "We really like Dale Earnhardt, and we know he is part of 'Heaven's Racing Team,'" said deacon Frank Drake. This type of obsession is probably harmless in most places, but not in Daytona, a hotbed of NASCAR. However,...
  • Treasury Sacks 3-Year Notes

    05/02/2007 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 33 replies · 596+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 2, 2007 | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury, Citing Progress Against Budget Deficit, Says It Is Dropping the 3-Year Note WASHINGTON (AP) -- With budget deficits improving, the government said Wednesday it is discontinuing sales of three-year Treasury notes. The Treasury Department said the last auction of three-year notes will occur next week as part of the regular series of quarterly debt auctions used to help finance the $8.8 trillion federal government debt. The government's borrowing needs peaked in the 2004 budget year, when the federal deficit hit an all-time high in dollar terms of $413 billion. Since that time, the deficit has declined for three straight...
  • Amputee Found Fit to Be Firefighter

    03/15/2007 11:52:44 AM PDT · by Cagey · 16 replies · 512+ views
    Amputee Found Fit to Be Firefighter for New Jersey City After Doctor Turned Him Down PATERSON, N.J. Mar 14, 2007 (AP)— Nearly a year after a city doctor said an amputated leg was the only reason Isaac Feliciano wasn't fit to become a firefighter, he got clearance to pursue his boyhood dream. A state panel on Wednesday ordered that Feliciano be allowed to enter training as a Paterson firefighter despite losing his left leg below the knee as a young child. Feliciano, who wears a prosthetic leg, said he was excited and relieved at the ruling from the state Merit...
  • Saddam to hang within 30 days (Calls for TV-On Drudge)

    12/26/2006 7:01:04 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 57 replies · 1,756+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | December 27, 2006 | Brian Whitaker
    Saddam Hussein could be hanged within days after the rejection of his appeal by Iraq's highest court yesterday. The former Iraqi dictator was sentenced to death in November over the killing of 148 Shia Muslims from the town of Dujail in 1982. He is facing another trial accused of genocide against the Kurds - but that may now never be completed. The death sentence from the first trial must be implemented within 30 days, the chief judge, Aref Shahin, said yesterday, hinting that it could come even sooner: "From tomorrow, any day could be the day of implementation." Iraq's prime...
  • Mexican man will get 3.5 years for stealing car, dragging cop

    09/20/2006 4:27:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 441+ views
    BISBEE — A Mexican man pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges he stole a pickup truck and dragged a Sheriff’s deputy during a March traffic stop in Huachuca City, breaking the deputy’s ankle in the process. Hugo Rodr’guez Pelagio, 24, of Tangancicuaro, Michoacan state, will serve three years in prison and pay up to $200 in restitution as part of a plea agreement with the state. According to an arrest report from the Sheriff’s Department, Rodr’guez Pelagio was stopped at about 2:38 a.m. on March 21 as he was driving with an unidentified passenger along Highway 90 northbound in a...
  • Ron Isley Gets 3 Years for Tax Evasion

    09/05/2006 11:21:33 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 2,201+ views ^ | 9 5 06 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Ronald Isley has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for tax evasion. The 65-year-old R&B singer was also ordered to pay $3.1 million in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Conte. Isley was convicted last year of five counts of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to file a tax return. During Friday's hearing, defense attorney Anthony Alexander argued that Isley should receive probation instead of prison time because of complications from a stroke and a recent bout with kidney cancer. Alexander also pleaded for...
  • Three Coalition Force Soldiers Injured, Insurgents Detained

    08/27/2006 11:33:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 254+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2006 – Three coalition force soldiers were injured in a weapons accident at Camp Echo, Iraq, yesterday. Meanwhile, a hostage was released based on a tip and nine suspected insurgents were detained in three separate incidents on Aug 23, according to officials in Iraq. One American and two Polish soldiers wounded in the Camp Echo incident early yesterday morning were treated immediately at the base military hospital. The American soldier and one of the Polish soldiers were transported to the military hospital in Baghdad for further treatment, and their status was listed as stable yesterday, officials said....
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Three Death Squad Leaders; Kidnap Victims Rescued

    08/20/2006 1:49:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 871+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2006 – Iraqi army forces captured three death squad leaders during raids in Baghdad Aug. 18. The captured leaders allegedly participated in a massacre of Iraqi families last month, U.S. military officials reported. Coalition advisers provided support during the raids, and all three suspects were captured without incident. The men allegedly participated in a July 9 ambush of Iraqi families at a checkpoint in the al Jihad area, officials said. One of the captured leaders is a senior-level insurgent believed to be the overall organizer of the massacre. Another is a senior-level insurgent leader whose cell allegedly...
  • Expeditionary Strike Group 3 Returns From Deployment

    08/17/2006 5:56:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class S. C. Irwin
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Nearly 3,500 Sailors and Marines of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 returned to San Diego Aug. 16 following a six-month deployment to the western Pacific and the Persian Gulf. ESG 3 participated in maritime security operations, protected Iraqi oil platforms in the Persian Gulf and participated in various multinational exercises. Numerous family members, friends and other supporters eagerly gathered at the base for the group’s long-awaited come back. “I can’t wait to see my husband,” said Anita Elevado, as she held their four-month-old son while waiting for Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Francis Mark Elevado assigned to...
  • Task Force 3 Trains to Deploy (Task Force Provides Best Medical Care)

    07/19/2006 5:14:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. Bob Hart
    U.S. Army Spc. Lindaann Galeai, who mans the computer help desk for Task Force 3, practices grenade throwing in mobilization training at Fort McCoy, Wis. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sam McClarty Task Force 3 Trains to Deploy Medical personnel undergo training to prepare them for combat duty in Iraq. By U.S. Army Maj. Bob Hart 3rd MEDCOM Public Affairs Officer FORT MCCOY, Wis., July 19, 2006 -- Medical care in Operation Iraqi Freedom has progressed to the point that soldiers who are injured there are now surviving at the highest rate in U.S. military history. One of...
  • Parents Jailed in Starving of 3 S.C. Kids(5yo wieghed 20lbs,8yo 40lbs,7yo 32 lbs)

    07/16/2006 2:55:19 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 23 replies · 1,231+ views ^ | 7 16 06 | Associated Press
    LYMAN, S.C. - A couple was jailed on felony charges after police discovered their three adopted sons were severely malnourished, including a 5-year-old boy who weighed less than 20 pounds. An 8-year-old brother weighed less than 40 pounds and a 7-year-old brother weighed about 32 pounds when police found them Thursday. The boys also were treated for bruises, scratches, burns and head lice. Two of the boys told officers they were tied up to be kept from food in the mobile home. Dennis McCurry, 30, and Molly McCurry, 29, were each charged with three counts of intentional infliction of great...
  • 3 Terrorists Shot Dead – Suicide Bombing Attack Prevented

    07/02/2006 11:01:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 2,396+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | July 1, 2006 | Staff
    ( Three Hamas terrorists were shot dead in the Dahaniyeh area of Gaza on Sunday night, thereby preventing a suicide bombing attack against soldiers. The three were detected moving towards soldiers when troops fired at them, killing all three. It was learned that two of them were carrying bomb belts on their bodies, reportedly intended to blow themselves up near soldiers
  • Ore. Man With 3 Gators Feels Unwelcome

    06/11/2006 10:01:53 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 559+ views ^ | 6 11 06 | Associated Press
    TUALATIN, Ore. - They may not be soft and cuddly, but James "Bugs" Brown said his three alligators are beloved pets. He said the gators _ Chomper, Hisser and Snapper _ are like family. And he'd rather move than cave to the pressure from the city to get rid of them. Brown has lived in the city for 26 years and his oldest alligator has been with him since 1985. But recent concerns from a neighbor prompted the City of Tualatin to push Brown to say "see ya later" to his pets. The neighbor runs a daycare out of her...
  • Pride, service run in the family: 3 generations of Army nurses

    05/01/2006 3:53:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 230+ views ^ | Jessica Fargen
    Next month Rebecca Scheible will say goodbye to her mom, husband and five kids and embark on a journey it seems she’s been destined for since she became a nurse and joined the Army. Tending to the sick and wounded during wartime is what her family does. “It’s always felt like something I was born to do. I feel very prepared to go and do it. I really don’t know any other job,” said Scheible, who comes from three generations of Army nurses. “I feel ready and very proud and humbled, like I have great shoes to fill.”
  • Feds charge 3 men after fatal wreck near Sonoita

    04/23/2006 7:33:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 413+ views
    PHOENIX — The federal government charged three men Friday with smuggling people for financial gain after a deadly wreck near Sonoita. They are charged with bringing 21 illegal immigrants into the United States, according to the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. Fernando Montes-Carrillo and David Ezquiel Tellez-Gutierrez, both Mexican citizens born in 1974, and Juan Carols Pineda-Navvaro, a U.S. citizen born in 1986, are charged with being co-conspirators involved with transporting illegal immigrants for private financial gain. Two were allegedly drivers of trucks carrying illegal immigrants, one of which crashed in Santa Cruz County on Thursday, killing...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, 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, 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 survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • 3 Arizona soldiers get words in with McCain

    03/26/2006 9:23:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,005+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Tiana Velez
    Among those gathered Saturday to listen to Sen. John McCain in Iraq were Arizonans Maj. Cecil MacPherson, 34, and Sgt. Glenn Hawkins, 32, of the U.S. Army, who are serving there. Army Sgt. Brad Owensby of Dudleyville — northeast of Tucson near Winkelman — also managed to squeeze in a few moments of face time with McCain afterward. "I was surprised that he knew of the town where I was from," Owensby said in a telephone interview Saturday from Baghdad. Each of the men had their personal reasons for going to see McCain, though Hawkins joked he was decidedly less...
  • Dennis Weaver, "McCloud" has died

    02/27/2006 9:38:02 AM PST · by Lizavetta · 194 replies · 5,593+ views
    Just heard on the radio......
  • 3 Killed at Autograph Session in Brazil

    02/05/2006 2:58:12 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | February 4, 2006 | TALES AZZONI
    SAO PAULO, Brazil - Thousands of fans surged through security barriers Saturday at an autograph session for a wildly popular Mexican band, leaving three people crushed to death and 38 injured, mostly teenagers. The incident came only weeks after police in New Jersey and Texas also struggled to contain unexpectedly large turnouts of fans for the RBD band, which stars in the television show "Rebelde." The show has made RBD one of the most popular groups in Latin America and among Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Between 10,000 and 15,000 fans gathered outside a shopping center in Sao Paulo...
  • Any interest in putting up a Mohamed Photoshop website?

    02/03/2006 5:54:32 PM PST · by macktheknife232 · 9 replies · 628+ views
    Remember Cooter the New Orleans Looter? He became an Internet phenom after everyone photoshopped his image. See here: [url=]Cooter the New Orleans Looter [/url] Imagine a website for a photoshop contest of Mohamed? I'd bet word of it would spread like wildfire and soon Drudge, James Toronto, Little Green Football would spread the word all over the Internet. Nothing would piss Muslims off more if the creativity is anywhere near what Cooter the Looter has attained. What do you think about it?
  • Hostages freed, 3 weapon caches seized in northern Iraq

    01/12/2006 3:42:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 361+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Task Force Band of Brothers
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 12, 2006) – Two kidnapped Iraqi men were freed, three weapons caches discovered and 21 anti-Iraqi suspects were detained in northern Iraq Jan. 11. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division were patrolling Wednesday afternoon in Khadasia when they surprised a group of men gathered around two vehicles. The vehicles raced away as the patrol approached. One vehicle escaped, but the Iraqi troops were able to stop the second. The Soldiers quickly disarmed the two suspects and searched the vehicle. The victims were found bound and gagged in the car’s...
  • 3 Louisiana cousins share strong bond in Iraq

    12/18/2005 3:50:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Dec. 18, 2005) -- While growing up in the countryside, three cousins from Colfax, La., were inseparable; eventually these boys would grow closer as Marines. Staff Sergeants Marcus L. Allen, 35, Derrick D. Eddie, 32, and Adrian C. Bowie, 35, all on their first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, share a brotherhood deeper than the typical combat zone camaraderie. The three brothers-in-arms grew up only minutes from each other surrounded by their close-knit family. “We did everything together,” said Allen, security manager, II Marine Expeditionary Force , Headquarters Group, II MEF (FWD). “We played basketball,...
  • Boy in Dallas suburb predicts start of WW III day before attacks

    12/06/2005 6:37:33 PM PST · by willyd · 83 replies · 1,919+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 2001 | By R.G. RATCLIFFE
    The day before terrorists attacked New York and Washington, a fifth-grader in a Dallas suburb told his teacher World War III would begin the next day, school officials have told the FBI. The boy was absent from school the day of the attacks, Sept. 11, and the following day, but has been at school since then, said Rhonda Lucich, a director of elementary education for the Garland Independent School District. Lucich said the boy approached his teacher on the afternoon of Sept. 10 and casually told her: "Tomorrow, World War III will begin. It will begin in the United States,...
  • Hurricane-Felled Timber Worth Billions (agricultural losses top $3 billion; timber hardest hit)

    10/10/2005 3:34:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 946+ views
    Fox 23 ^ | 10/10/05
    Hurricane-Felled Timber Worth Billions United Press International U.S. timber companies are scrambling to harvest tons of timber felled by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The companies are moving as quickly as possible to recover the millions of trees before they rot, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Industry analysts estimate that more than 20 billion board feet are down, enough to build 1 million houses. Timber down in Louisiana is worth $900 million; in Mississippi, the felled timber is worth $2.4 billion, experts estimate.
  • Orleans city council meets for first time since storm (withstanding a Cat 3 won't be good enough)

    10/01/2005 5:42:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 751+ views
    2 the avocate ^ | 9/28/05 | JOE GYAN JR
    Orleans council meets for first time since storm By JOE GYAN JR. New Orleans bureau KENNER -- Several New Orleans levees that failed during Hurricane Katrina and caused catastrophic flooding in parts of the city will be back to their pre-Katrina heights by the start of next year's hurricane season, a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official promised City Council members who met as a group Tuesday for the first time since the hurricane. But several council members who lost their homes in the storm said having the same level of levee protection as before -- capacity to...
  • 3 Sought in Robbery at Marijuana Dispensary

    08/22/2005 3:21:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 38 replies · 621+ views
    la times ^ | 8 22 05
    Police searched Saturday for three suspects involved in a robbery that erupted in gunfire at a medical marijuana dispensary, leaving one of the gunmen fatally injured The shootout occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday as employees and the store owner were preparing to open Natural Source and were met by five gunmen armed with semiautomatic rifles. The robbers forced the employees inside, then began taking marijuana and cash, said Lt. Dale Amaral of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department
  • Unnngh..

    10/05/2004 11:42:29 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 3,783 replies · 73,100+ views

    10/21/2004 8:07:49 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 69 replies · 1,813+ views
    New York Times Urges: Forget 9/11 By Isaiah Z. Sterrett Oct 21, 2004 Forget about 9/11. It’s no longer important. In fact, it never even happened. Just ask Tom Friedman. In a truly revolting column entitled “Addicted to 9/11,” Friedman recently argued that Americans should forget about the slaughter of 3,000 of our fellow countrymen. “[M]any Americans,” he wrote, “are worried…that terrorism is transforming us and our society, when it was supposed to be about uprooting the terrorists and transforming their societies.” (By “many Americans” Friedman means “me and Al Gore.”) Yes, terrorism is transforming our society. Whereas four years...
  • The [Election] Fear Factor

    10/18/2004 8:43:41 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 839+ views ^ | October 18, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    After talking with some left-wing friends this weekend, I realized now more than ever that the question of whether to vote for Bush or Kerry truly boils down to another question, “A war for our lives, or a nuisance to our lifestyle?” The later question was asked on Friday by eminent historian Victor David Hanson. He answers it with honesty and erudition, but leaves out a very important point: the fear factor. Hanson correctly identifies Kerry et al’s penchant for wanting to solve our foreign policy disputes through diplomatic bureaucracy ad nauseum -- e.g., the United Nations. He hints at...
  • Grieving family turns to faith (prayers needed)

    10/12/2004 7:06:52 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 399+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-12-04 | SHANNON PRATHER
  • Bush's agenda could top $3 trillion

    09/14/2004 8:17:39 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 14-Sep-2004 | Mike Allen
    The expansive agenda President Bush laid out at the Republican National Convention was missing a price tag, but administration figures show the total is likely to be well in excess of $3 trillion over a decade. A staple of Bush's stump speech is his claim that his Democratic challenger, John F. Kerry, has proposed $2 trillion in long-term spending, a figure the Massachusetts senator's campaign calls exaggerated. But the cost of the new tax breaks and spending outlined by Bush at the GOP convention far eclipses that of the Kerry plan. Bush's pledge to make permanent his tax cuts, which...
  • They're Terrorists - Not Activists

    09/07/2004 10:36:59 AM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 609+ views ^ | September 7, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I know it when I see it" was the famous response by a U.S. Supreme Court justice to the vexed problem of defining pornography. Terrorism may be no less difficult to define, but the wanton killing of schoolchildren, of mourners at a funeral, or workers at their desks in skyscrapers surely fits the know-it-when-I-see-it definition.The press, however, generally shies away from the word terrorist, preferring euphemisms. Take the assault that led to the deaths of some 400 people, many of them children, in Beslan, Russia, on September 3. Journalists have delved deep into their thesauruses, finding at least twenty euphemisms...

    07/30/2004 7:53:09 AM PDT · by Bronx Bomber · 2 replies · 377+ views
    The New York Post ^ | Jul 30, 2004 | Bill Sanderson
    The Bronx Bombers and their big spending boss, George Steinbrenner, are closin in on a deal with city and state officials to build a gleaming new Yankee Stadium in a park next to the House that Ruth Built. The team is in the final sages of planning for a new $700 million "state of the art" stadium, a source close to the Yankees said yesterday. But the team denied a story in Crain's New york Business that an announcement can be expected in the next two weeks.
  • Caribbean floods left 3,300 dead, missing (31,130 people homeless)

    06/05/2004 7:26:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 224+ views
    The Star .com ^ | 6/05/04
    Caribbean floods left 3,300 dead, missing Jun. 5, 2004. 08:51 AM PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The toll of dead and missing from floods that ravaged parts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic was set at more than 3,300 on Friday as aid workers reached the most remote areas. In Haiti, the official death toll was at 1,191 and the number of missing at 1,484. The figures on the Dominican side of the border were 395 dead and 274 missing. That brought the overall toll to at least 3,344 from flooding caused by days of rains that unleashed torrents of water...
  • Shreveport Woman Shot in Dispute Over $3

    05/26/2004 5:31:26 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 200+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times | 05-26-04 | Kirby, Keri
    Woman shot during dispute over $3 By Keri Kirby / We can no longer post full articles from the Shreveport Times. One can check their website, for this unusual human-interest story about out-of-control passion.
  • Mig 29 Fighter JET LOOKS NEW (This listing is restricted to pre-approved bidders or buyers only)

    02/21/2004 8:30:56 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 3 replies · 1,881+ views
    52 mins 40 secs 3-day listing Ends Feb-21-04 21:14:35 PST This 1983 RUSSIAN MIG 29 is very rare and this owner has two MINT CONDITION ONES, here in the United States This current RUSSIAN FIGHTER JET IS COMPLETE. has only 40hours Since New (TTSN)Total Airframe hours. The 2 Engines Jet Engines have 0 Zero time. Call with any questions, this aircraft is registered in the US and has an FAA N registration number. It has an N number.Call 360-474-8993 for Pre-approval before placing a bid. PLEASE IF YOU ARE NOT A SERIOUS BUYER, PLEASE DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME......
  • New Afghan Army Hit By 3,000 Deserters

    01/11/2004 5:25:25 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 150+ views
    New Afghan army hit by 3,000 deserters (Filed: 12/01/2004) Thousands of soldiers have deserted the fledgling Afghan National Army after completing training by instructors from the United States, Britain and France, the defence ministry in Kabul said yesterday. "Some 3,000 ANA soldiers have fled the army," said the ministry spokesman Gen Mohammad Zahir Azimi. He said that unless they returned, the recruits would have to pay for their training. The desertions are a serious blow to the nascent ANA, which the ministry says numbers around 10,000 troops but international observers say is closer to 7,000-strong. Even though it is forecast...
  • 'Expect Al-Qaeda To Attack Every 3 Months'

    01/07/2004 8:49:26 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 147+ views
    IOL ^ | 1-7-2004
    'Expect al-Qaeda to attack every 3 months' January 07 2004 at 01:27PM Singapore - Al-Qaeda is expected to launch attacks every three months in 2004, with growing threats from a number of smaller terrorist organisations, an international terrorist expert warned on Wednesday. "As the memory of September 11 recedes, the West is likely to witness another mass casualty attack on Western soil," Rohan Gunaratna told a south-east Asian outlook forum in Singapore. Before September 11, the network launched an attack every two years, but since then, there has been one al-Qaeda-linked attack every three months, he said. Singapore-based Gunaratna, the...
  • 3 professors from hell

    06/22/2003 9:36:28 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 268+ views ^ | Steve Shadrach
    Maybe you’ve cruised past the church marquee in the middle of a sweltering summer afternoon that read: YOU THINK IT’S HOT HERE? For some reason, making light of such a heavy topic just doesn’t seem right to me — though of course I know what they’re trying to accomplish. Hell. It’s not a popular subject these days. No one wants to talk about it, much less go there. I have a friend who actually wrote a full-blown, hardback book on hell. Needless to say, it wasn’t a bestseller! Part of me wants to forget I ever heard the word. I...