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  • Mississippi governor refuses to house illegal immigrants

    07/24/2014 8:04:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    WREG ^ | Dennis Turner
    The flood of children coming into the U.S. in the last several months is making national headlines. Nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children entered the U.S. illegally in the past year, most of them from Central America. Several states remain under consideration to house many of them, including Mississippi. (SNIP) He wrote President Obama about it, and explained “We simply do not have the resources, the location in which to house children who come here and do not speak our language, have no relatives in Mississippi.” Congressman Bennie Thompson also wrote the president, saying Bryant doesn’t speak for all Mississippians.
  • Soldier adopts military dog who saved his life. (video)

    05/29/2014 4:04:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies ^ | 5-29-2014 |
    While serving in Afghanistan, combat dog Layka was injured after running into a building ahead of her handler to clear it. Determined to reward Layka for her selfless act of bravery, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald adopts her after coming back home.
  • Special Report: Girl harbored dark secret, fearing she'd be sent away

    03/21/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    On an Internet forum where parents sought takers for adopted children they no longer wanted, a teenager from Haiti was offered more frequently than any other girl. Starting at age 14, Nita Dittenber was passed among four families over two years through a practice called "private re-homing."
  • Malajusted

    07/12/2010 3:17:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies ^ | June 28, 2010 | By Clenard Childress
    Solicitor General Elena Kagan, nominated by President Obama to replace retiring Court Justice, John Paul Stevens, has called the military ban on homosexuals, "a profound wrong," and, "a moral injustice of the first order." Elena Kagan is obviously a strong opponent to the military's policy of, "don't ask don't tell." I am also wondering, is she just as adamant about the same policy, "don't ask don't tell," in the Mainstream Media when it comes to the reporting of crimes committed by homosexuals? Upon learning of the case of the Duke Administrator who was arrested last summer, I began wondering if...
  • Adopt A FReeper

    04/26/2010 10:37:33 AM PDT · by jellybean · 335 replies · 9,442+ views
    April 26, 2010 | jellybean
    Unlike the federal government, which has the power to steal money from you to pay for programs and policies that you don't support, Free Republic relies on the voluntary donations from it's members. While there is already a large number of FReepers and lurkers who donate on a regular basis, either monthly, quarterly or a generous yearly donation, it's not enough to cover FR's operating expenses. There are also FReepers who would like to donate, but just don't have the resources because they are temporarily unemployed, living on a fixed income, have on-going medical expenses or other family obligations. I...
  • Grandmother: Boy terrorized adoptive family in US - Russia Furious U.S. Adopted Boy Given Back

    04/10/2010 12:24:58 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies · 1,554+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 10
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman who sent her adoptive grandson back to Russia says her family had intended to love and care for the boy but could not overcome his violent outbursts. Nancy Hansen told The Associated Press on Friday that the boy's episodes culminated in a threat to burn the family's house to the ground. After that, Hansen says the family put him on a plane to Moscow and paid a man to take him to the Russian education ministry....
  • US Mom Sends Adopted Son, 7, Back to Russia Alone

    04/09/2010 11:01:16 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 70 replies · 1,955+ views
    <p>A U.S. mom sent her adopted seven-year-old Siberian son back to Russia alone because she did not want him anymore, it emerged Friday.</p> <p>Artem Saveliev was taken from a grim Russian orphanage in September last year and given a new life in Tennessee.</p>
  • Students make a difference for troops

    10/24/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 442+ views
    Students at Howenstine High Magnet School will be collecting donations for troops serving in Afghanistan as part of Make a Difference Day. But the students' efforts are not a one-day deal. Instead, Corrine Blum's service learning class decided to adopt a Marine unit as a yearlong project. They sent a box of letters and personal items to the troops last month and are now planning to adopt an Army unit. The project began when Blum told her students she was planning to send a package to a family friend serving in Afghanistan. She asked her students if they wanted to...
  • Elton John wants to adopt Ukrainian toddler

    09/13/2009 4:10:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies · 1,376+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2009 | Gregory Katz
    Look out, Madonna and Angelina Jolie — pop star Elton John may be joining the ranks of A-list celebrities with adopted children. John and longtime partner David Furnish are interested in trying to adopt a Ukrainian toddler named Lev they met during an orphanage tour there. The singer told reporters in Ukraine on Saturday that Furnish has long wanted to adopt a child but that he was reluctant until he met Lev at an orphanage where many of the children's parents have died from AIDS. "David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I...
  • State's Gay Adoption Ban Goes To Appeals Court (Florida)

    08/26/2009 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies · 1,487+ views
    CBS 4 Miami ^ | 08/26/09
    State attorneys will make their case Wednesday in Miami before an appeals court as to why Florida should continue its strict ban on gays and lesbians adopting children.
  • Calling all Boxer owners!

    03/04/2009 3:36:02 AM PST · by Tennessee_Bob · 80 replies · 1,703+ views
    Right here at the desk | 03/04/2009 | Tennessee_Bob
    Good morning! My family (myself, my wife, and our 16 year old and 14 month old) have been presented with the opportunity to adopt a Boxer. His owner is being relocated and cannot take him with her. He's three years old, gets along with small animals, which is good seeing as we have two cats, and a Sheltie. I've read about them quite a bit, and have been around a couple of them. My wife has owned one in the past. I'm impressed with them, but I'd like to get some owner's opinions and suggestions. From what I can gather...
  • ‘Adopt a U.S. Soldier’ Links Volunteers With Deployed Troops

    02/19/2009 3:38:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 241+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2009 – A Colorado-based group is connecting deployed troops with volunteers eager to “adopt” them. Since its inception four years ago, “Adopt a U.S. Soldier” has connected more than 100,000 servicemembers to 265,000 supportive Americans who have sent them regular care packages, wrote letters and, on occasion, run errands for family members. “It’s been such a privilege to work with this organization and see it grow to what it is today,” Ann Johnson, the group’s founder and chief executive officer, said. “We are committed to our soldiers. We love them. We will continue to do this...
  • ‘Adopt a Platoon’ Still Thrives After 10 Years

    04/28/2008 9:05:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 54+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 28, 2008 – Ida Hagg knows all about care packages; in fact, after 10 years of sending them out, she's pretty much an expert. "The troops appreciate beef jerky, sunflower seeds, movies, DVDs,” she said. “In the outlying areas, they appreciate receiving baby wipes and socks and hygiene products -- and all this is topped off with tons of cookies." Hagg first realized the importance of care packages when her own son was deployed to the Balkans, she explained during an “ASY Live” BlogTalkRadio interview. The online radio program is an extension of the Defense Department’s America...
  • India Urges Britain To Adopt Its Orphans

    04/08/2007 2:40:30 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 836+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-8-2007
    India urges Britain to adopt its orphans NEW DELHI, April 8 (UPI) -- India is struggling with a surplus of abandoned and unwanted children and is urging people in Britain and other Western countries to adopt its orphans. The Sunday Times of London says India is renewing its efforts to save its children from a life of poverty and deprivation by finding homes for them in Europe and the United States. India is estimated to have more than 11 million abandoned children, and the Times reported that the number of newborn babies abandoned at adoption facilities is continuing to rise....
  • Please Stop the Torture of the American People by Congress (Satire)

    10/03/2006 12:01:11 PM PDT · by Jeffdunetz · 1 replies · 431+ views
    Yid With ^ | 10/3/05 | Yid With Lid
    Last week congress passed the Military Commissions Act, granting the Bush administration powers to detain interrogate and prosecute alleged terrorists and their supporters. Congress had to walk a fine line in creating this legislation; information gathered from the detainees has been an important tool in preventing terrorist attacks in the United States. But we had to show the administration and the world that AMERICA DOES NOT TORTURE! One of the interrogation methods outlawed by this bill is something called waterboarding. What is not being reported in the papers is the fact that many other severe methods of “aggressive” questioning are...
  • British To Adopt Tactics That Beat Rommel

    08/23/2006 6:45:57 PM PDT · by blam · 77 replies · 3,333+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-24-2006 | Oliver Poole
    British to adopt the tactics that beat Rommel By Oliver Poole in Amarah (Filed: 24/08/2006) The soldiers of the Queen's Royal Hussars will today board a fleet of stripped-down Land Rovers, festooned with weapons and equipment, bound for the depths of the Iraqi desert. Their mission is to adopt tactics pioneered by the Long Range Desert Group, the forerunners of the SAS, more than six decades ago in the campaign against Rommel in North Africa. They will leave Camp Abu Naji, the only permanent base in Maysan province near the local capital of Amarah, and head into the remote region...
  • Psychologists adopt anti-torture policy - Psychologists take stand against military torture

    08/10/2006 7:47:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 453+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | Mary Foster - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - The American Psychological Association took a stand against torture Thursday but kept an existing policy saying that it's ethical for psychologists to assist in military interrogations. Critics said the new policy, adopted at the group's convention, does not go far enough to keep its members from becoming embroiled in practices that could violate the principles of human rights. "The ultimate question is, should psychologists participate in national security interrogations, and the answer is no," said Leonard Rubenstein, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights. "It's a question that other medical groups have addressed and the APA has...
  • Man To Adopt 1,000 (Foreign Children) In Revenge On Berlin

    05/08/2006 9:11:56 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 982+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-9-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Man to adopt 1,000 in revenge on Berlin By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 09/05/2006) A German man is exploiting a loophole in the law to become the legal father of 1,000 foreign children so they can claim German passports. Jürgen Hass, who lives in Paraguay, says it is a personal "act of revenge" against the state. He has so far adopted 300 children from seven countries and plans to adopt a further 700 by the end of the year. Under a law on children's rights dating from 1998, a man can become the legal father of a child as...
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/19/2006 10:41:42 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 189 replies · 3,486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Tamar Lewin
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • Young Man's Dream Tour Causes "Ripple Effect"

    12/05/2005 4:37:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 448+ views
    Sand Script ^ | Nov 25, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Mike Hammond
    When a rock hits the calm surface of a pond, ripples form at the point of impact and travel outward in expanding circles. The story begins with a young man and his dream - a dream of overcoming his health problems and flying for the Air Force. The boy, Ryan Penne, 14, of Chico, Calif., stepped into dreamland last year at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., when he and his family were guests of Col. Darryl W. Burke - then the 9th Reconnaissance Wing's vice commander - for a comprehensive base tour as part of the Make-A-Wish program. Ryan suffers...
  • Adopt a soldier for the holidays!

    11/14/2005 7:37:37 AM PST · by mosquitobite · 66 replies · 8,889+ views
    Citizen Outreach | 11/13/2005 | Chuck Muth
    ANY SOLDIER As the Veterans Day weekend wraps up, a letter-to-the-editor published in today's Nevada Appeal tells about a wonderful program called "Any Soldier" in which all of us across the country can do something a little more substantive than slapping a "I Support Our Troops" bumper sticker on the backs of our cars. http:\\ is a Website with a huge database of troop names and units where one may read their messages and choose whomever you would like to adopt," Jessi Winchester notes. "The contact person for each unit has agreed to accept mail and packages for distribution to...
  • U.S. Troops Adopt Kids Near Charikar (This will at least put a smile on your face.)

    05/17/2005 5:12:42 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 491+ views
    Defend America ^ | May 17, 2005 | U.S. Army Sgt. Adrian Schulte
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, May 17, 2005 — One of the easiest and most effective ways U.S. soldiers can win the hearts and minds of Afghans is through the children. Troops from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combined Joint Task Force 76, got a chance to win the hearts and minds of young Afghans May 9 during a trip to an orphanage and an all-girl school. The troops, most of whom are based out of the Southern European Task Force on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, visited the side-by-side installations in Charikar, a village near Bagram Airfield. While there they handed out...
  • Disabled newborn in need of adoption

    04/05/2005 7:54:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 72 replies · 2,463+ views
    e-mail | 04.05.05
    Nick Silverio of Safe Haven for Newborns in Florida has asked that we spread the word of a disabled newborn in need of adoption. The child, born today, has no arms, only one leg, and is missing a good portion of his jaw - but his prognosis is good.  The baby was abandoned by his mother under the Florida Safe Haven law and, unless potential adoptive parents can be found quickly, the child will become a ward of the state (and, it is feared, the target of euthanasia).  The Florida Department of Children and Families will not become involved unless...
  • Our pappa came, I happy your love and prayers

    01/10/2005 3:21:12 PM PST · by Paul Ciniraj · 3 replies · 214+ views
    Baseelia Foundation (for Charities, Child Care & Relief Fund) ^ | 10 January, 2005 | Besly Ciniraj (son of Pastor Paul Ciniraj)
    Our dearest uncles/aunties Praise the Lord I thank all your love. I thank all your prayers. I happy so much. I thought you remove my message. I did not think you pray for our pappa, our mummy, me, my younger sister Hepzy, my youngest brother Lesly. Also all tsunami victims in India. I praise God your prayers. I praise God your love. Tears come from my eyes see your love. Again and again I praise God. Again I thank you all. Our pappa came back from tsunami refugee camps. We were afraid. Because we not know when another tsunami come....
  • Daley calls on Legislature to adopt gun control laws

    01/06/2005 1:45:45 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 808+ views
    bellevillenewsdemocrat ^ | 1 5 05 | MAURA KELLY LANNAN
    CHICAGO - Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday pushed for lawmakers to approve a wide range of gun control measures, moving from the court system to the Legislature his campaign to hold gun dealers responsible for the costs to society of handgun violence. Daley, who has been urging lawmakers to adopt most of the reforms for years with little success, wants them to approve two new proposals that would prevent gun dealers from knowingly selling firearms to criminals and that would allow victims of gun violence to sue dealers who knew the weapon had been sold illegally. "I believe it balances...
  • Going to the 2005 SHOT Show!

    01/03/2005 10:43:39 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 1,508+ views ^ | December 31, 2004 | scott
    I have a chance to go the the 2005 SHOT show in Las Vegas, and I'm not missing it. My Buddy Dave is a cop. He's a sniper, among other things, for the Coral Springs (FL) Police Department's SWAT group. Dave has been working for about a year with some cool guys from a group called "Adopt-a-Sniper" http://adoptasniper.orgFrom the Adopt a Sniper website: "Snipersonline UA and Sniper's Paradise have several members and Sniper friends actively engaged in the battle against terrorism. Our friends are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of snipers deployed around...
  • Texas cop helps US snipers

    11/17/2004 10:15:51 PM PST · by bellevuesbest · 65 replies · 3,284+ views ^ | 11-16-04 | Terry Friel in Baghdad
    LOOKING for a cause with a difference? Adopt a sniper. A Texas police SWAT officer is running a charity for frontline snipers in Iraq and Afghanistan, supplying everything from baby wipes to body armour. The brainchild of Port Arthur detective and police sniper Brian Sain, Adopt a Sniper ( has raised thousands of dollars in cash and gear to supplement the kit of sharp shooters in up to 75 US combat platoons. "Being aware that police snipers often face the same logistical problems as their military counterparts, I assumed correctly that they were doing without things they needed to get...
  • Adopt A Soldier (need greater than ever)

    08/11/2004 8:22:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 2,355+ views ^ | Aug. 11, 2004 | self
    This request was made earlier, but it bears posting again. The soldiers and their families need our support. While listening to Lucianne Goldberg on the Laura Ingraham show, a caller requested help for the soldiers again. She specifically mentioned this site. During the call, she said that soldiers that are injured during duty number over 10,000. Also, she said that a number of the families who travel to medical facilities to be with their loved ones are forced to sleep in their cars as they cannot afford lodging anywhere else. Sounded like this site and the post was worth a...
  • SUPPORT THE TROOPS: Adopt a soldier!

    07/14/2004 6:36:37 PM PDT · by Abigail Adams · 56 replies · 3,681+ views
    Operation Military Support ^ | 7/14/2004 | Self
    Would you like to support our troops? Please consider "adopting" a soldier by writing them letters and sending them packages. You can do so at We adopted a 22-year-old Marine who is stationed near Fallujah. We have exchanged several letters with him and have sent a couple of packages so far. In his first letter to us, he wrote, "Thank you for taking the time to support the troops. It is a great encouragement to know people appreciate what we are fighting and dying for." In his latest letter, he said that he knows another Marine who is not...
  • Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal [White Families Need Not Apply??]

    05/28/2004 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,001+ views
    The Record of Hackensack, aka The Bergen Record | 05.13.04
    Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal Thursday, May 13, 2004 "It means so much to them to have a home, to have some stability," says Margaret Quintana, surrounded by four of her five foster children. Margaret Quintana's most prized possessions include the mementos of a typically proud mother: pictures of smiling children, and letters, cards, and poems from them that describe the difference that her love made in their lives.They are not her biological children. They are the dozens of foster children, most of them Hispanic, whom Quintana has taken into her home during the last 16 years.Quintana...
  • Operation AC: Adopt-A-Soldier For The Holidays

    11/13/2003 1:40:00 PM PST · by Come And Take It · 15 replies · 319+ views
    Adopt-A-Soldier for the holidays Please fill in the form with the requested information and we will mail you your soldier's info so that you may write to him/her. This is being done for security reasons. We do not email soldier's addresses.    Thank you, Frankie Mayo Your Name _________________ Street Address ______________      City _______________________   State ______________________    Zip code ___________________   Phone _____________________   Email ______________________ Adopt-A-Soldier For The Holidays
  • Case could nullify homosexual adoptions

    05/10/2003 11:13:37 PM PDT · by scripter · 11 replies · 486+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 11, 2003 | None Listed
    The California Supreme Court is considering a request by a lesbian woman that could nullify thousands of adoptions by homosexual couples in the state. A pro-family group contends the parental-rights case exposes illegal policies of liberal judges, Gov. Gray Davis and his Department of Social Services. Gov. Gray Davis "Gray Davis made up his own law and pushed through gay adoptions behind the voters' backs," insisted Randy Thomasson, executive director of Campaign for California Families, a nonprofit family issues group. The case centers on "second-parent adoption," in which a birth mother's unmarried partner adopts the mother's child, usually conceived by...
  • Adopt-A-Soldier Web Site Rapidly Gains Popularity: Program started by wife of sergeant in Mideast

    03/10/2003 11:25:19 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2003 | AP
    <p>FORT BENNING, Ga. - Pamela Bates worried about getting depressed after her husband shipped out to Kuwait for the possible war with Iraq.</p> <p>Her solution was a project that keeps her busy 16 hours a day and lifts the spirits of thousands of soldiers living in tent cities in the Kuwaiti desert.</p> <p>Her Adopt-A-Soldier Web site - Hugs to Kuwait - was first intended to serve only members of her husband's unit, the 1st Battalion of the 10th Artillery Regiment from Fort Benning.</p>
  • Florida State Rep. Randy Ball defends ban on gay adoptions

    03/22/2002 3:44:46 AM PST · by carmelanne · 7 replies · 793+ views
    Florida Today ^ | 3/14/02 | AP
    <p>State Rep. Randy Ball, R-Titusville, who was interviewed on ABC News' Primetime Thursday by host Diane Sawyer, supported the state's ban.</p> <p>"I feel very strongly that allowing homosexuals to adopt is a bad idea, primarily because of evidence which conclusively shows that the homosexual lifestyle is a very destructive one," Ball said.</p>