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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...