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  • Alarms went at 6am in my house, I investigated armed (2nd thoughts)

    08/15/2014 11:47:52 AM PDT · by Vendome · 70 replies
    Vanity | 08/15/2014 | Vendome
    This morning, the alarms in my house went off. I immediately armed myself and went in search of the cause or person. After thinking about it I think one fire alarm went off and then each and every alarm started as well, I believe, the actuall alarm system to the house. Freaking loud as hell and brought me out of bed, with me grabbing a weapon and charging through the first floor, then running upstairs to ascertain if we had just been broken into, with a thought running through my mind that maybe there was a fire. I didn't know....
  • Are you scared yet??

    06/27/2014 7:41:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    NRCC | Rep. Greg Walden
    “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted its best fundraising day of the year on Wednesday, bringing in $584,000…” Friend, The Democrats have upped their game. Nancy Pelosi’s campaign machine just posted their single BIGGEST day of the year—over HALF a MILLION dollars in 24 hours. Every penny will be used to smear conservatives and further Obama’s extreme agenda. This is what we’ve learned in just the last few days: Tuesday: The nation’s biggest liberal super donors announced they will spend literally hundreds of millions of dollars this year to defeat conservatives. Wednesday: The Democrats rake in over $500,000 in a...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet ISON Before and After

    11/29/2013 8:59:37 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | November 29, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sungrazing Comet ISON reached perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun, yesterday, November 28, at 18:45 UT. The comet passed just over 1 million kilometers above the solar surface, a distance less than the diameter of the Sun. These two panels follow ISON before (right) and after its close approach, imaged by the LASCO instrument onboard the Sun staring SOHO spacecraft. Overwhelming sunlight is blocked by LASCO's central occulting disk with a white circle indicating the Sun's positon and scale. The bright comet is seen along its path at the bottom of the before panel, but something much fainter...
  • Protect Pets from Physical, Emotional Stresses in the Days After an Earthquake or Other Disaster

    08/25/2011 1:51:09 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 12 replies
    Associated Content ^ | August 25, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods. Fires. Some natural disasters can be anticipated. Others can't, but we can prepare for them - and our emergency plans should include our pets. In the wake of large disasters in recent years, even federal, state and local emergency managers have realized the importance of providing information for pet owners and including the welfare of animals in their own plans. Probably one thing that many pet owners don't think about with those plans are the dangers that pets are susceptible to in the hours and days immediately following the destruction from a disaster.
  • After the 'Great' John McCain Bashes the Tea Party, Chris Matthews Gushes: He Can Guest Host

    07/28/2011 6:10:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/28/11 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews' infatuation with John McCain has returned. The day after the Republican senator bashed his own party, knocking "Hobbit" Tea Partiers, the Hardball anchor on Thursday lauded him as "great" and even suggested McCain as a MSNBC guest host: "...He can substitute for me some night with that kind of talk!" The former GOP presidential nominee criticized 2010 Senate candidates Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle. Quoting from a Wall Street Journal editorial, McCain recited possible debt ceiling scenarios: "Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform
  • Hollywood scraps filming after Malmö Jews alert

    07/12/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 7/12/11 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    A Hollywood film company was planning to set a movie with a Jewish theme in Skåne in southern Sweden but changed its mind due to concerns over anti-Semitism in Malmö. The Öresund Film Commission, a Swedish-Danish cooperation helping foreign film companies seeking to film in the Öresund region, received an email from the Hollywood firm in February which raised concerns over the safety of the Jewish community, according to a report in the local Sydsvenskan daily. ”Only problem I see with this project... is the huge problem that this being a Jewish story and that the Simon Wiesenthal center in
  • After attack on Jews, Obama gives condolences to Palestinians- Woman killed, at least 38 wounded

    03/23/2011 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/23/11 | Aaron Klein
    WND Exclusive FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU After attack on Jews, Obama gives condolences to Palestinians Woman killed, at least 38 wounded in attack at crowded Jerusalem bus stop Posted: March 23, 2011 4:24 pm Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2011 WorldNetDaily President Obama JERUSALEM – President Obama's official statement on today's bombing at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem included a clause expressing his "deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday." The statement seems to draw a moral equivalence between today's attack in Jerusalem, in which Jewish civilians were targeted, and the death of four Palestinian...
  • CAIR goes after conservative blogger

    01/10/2011 9:12:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1/10/11 | Caroline May
    The Council on American Islamic Relations is once again using the American legal system to go after one of its critics. The Muslim advocacy group is suing conservative blogger and outspoken CAIR opponent Debbie Schlussel in federal court, alleging trademark infringement for incorporating groups with similar names. U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn will hear arguments in Detroit, Michigan Monday to determine whether CAIR will be granted a temporary restraining order against Schlussel that will prevent her from using the names she incorporated.
  • Drilling Is Stalled Even After Ban Is Lifted

    01/02/2011 8:47:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/2/111 | Ben Casselman & Daniel Gilbert
    More than two months after the Obama administration lifted its ban on drilling in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, oil companies are still waiting for approval to drill the first new oil well there. Experts now expect the wait to continue until the second half of 2011, and perhaps into 2012. The administration says it is simply trying to enforce new safety rules adopted in the wake of the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig (Snip) The impact of the delays goes beyond the oil industry. The Gulf coast economy has been hit hard by the slowdown
  • After Cleansing Bethlehem of Christians, PA Plays Jesus Card

    12/25/2010 6:55:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 12/25/10 | Gil Ronen
    When Christmas comes around, the Palestinian Authority looks for ways to incite Christian hatred of Jews worldwide. This year, the Jew-baiting has taken the form of a report by AFP regarding a Jewish town's opposition to Christmas trees and a book that calls Jesus "the first Palestinian martyr." While carrying the anti-Jewish Christmas tree story, world media neglected to note that the PA has been brutally and systematically driving out its Christian population - in Bethlehem and elsewhere - through torture and murder. Depicting Israel in the role of Dr. Seuss's "Grinch who stole Christmas," AFP sadly reported that "there...
  • Issa plans to 'go after a lot of things,' 'do a lot of investigating' as chairman

    11/07/2010 6:04:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/10 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee promised Sunday that he would launch a number of investigations as chairman in the next Congress, but that he would do so in a "less partisan way." "The most important thing my committee can do is seek the truth," Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said on "Fox News Sunday." "I'm going to go after a lot of things and I'm going to do a lot of investigating," he said. Issa said that one issue to be tackled would be administration earmarks in the form of competitive grants. He was asked...
  • DOJ goes after tea partiers, leaves club-wielding Black Panthers alone

    10/20/2010 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/20/10 | David Freddoso
    Obama’s Department of Justice has suddenly turned on a dime, becoming the great pro-active protector of voters’ rights: Poll watchers in Harris County, Texas — where a Tea Party group launched an aggressive anti-voter fraud effort — were accused of “hovering over” voters, “getting into election workers’ faces” and blocking or disrupting lines of voters who were waiting to cast their ballots as early voting got underway yesterday. Now, TPMMuckraker has learned, the Justice Department has interviewed witnesses about the alleged intimidation and is gathering information about the so-called anti-voter fraud effort…. Terry O’Rourke, the first assistant in the Harris...
  • Vanunu released after 3 months

    08/08/2010 7:02:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/8/10 | DAN IZENBERG AND JPOST.COM STAFF
    "I want to leave this country," nuclear whistleblower says. Mordechai Vanunu, the man who spent 18 years in jail after being convicted of treason and espionage was released from Ayalon Prison in Ramle Sunday after serving a further three months. Upon his release, Vanunu stated that he held no nuclear secrets and maintained that the Israeli government should leave him alone. "I am not a scientist...my knowledge is not of nuclear weapons," said Vanunu. "I want to be free and leave this country," he added. Vanunu was returned to jail in May after being found guilty of violating restrictions imposed...
  • Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion

    04/28/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,115+ views
    Telegraph ^ | April 27, 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    The 22-week infant later died in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled. However the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and was left by doctors to die. He was discovered alive the following day – some 20 hours after the operation – by Father Antonio Martello, the hospital chaplain, who had gone to pray beside his body. He found that the baby, wrapped...
  • Pentagon to Offer Emergency Contraception to Military Bases Worldwide

    02/05/2010 9:48:25 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 22 replies · 649+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Justin Fishel & AP
    For the first time ever, the Pentagon is requiring military bases worldwide to offer the so-called morning-after pill. WASHINGTON - The Pentagon for the first time will require military bases worldwide to offer emergency contraception or the so-called morning-after pill, a military spokesman told Fox News Friday. The decision follows a recommendation by an independent panel of doctors and pharmacists in November, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The panel determined that emergency contraception should be added to the military's list of medications that must be stocked at each military facility. The decision represents a policy shift from the Bush administration...
  • Beijing Goes After U.S.-Made Nylon

    10/20/2009 10:09:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 521+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/20/09 | ANDREW JACOBS
    BEIJING — Toothbrushes and nylon socks have become the latest projectiles in the continuing trade skirmish between the China and the United States. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued a preliminary ruling Monday that imposed a 36 percent tariff on American-made Nylon 6, a synthetic filament that ends up in a wide array of products, including toothbrushes, auto parts, socks and the handles of Glock handguns. Nylon 6 from Taiwan and Russia would also be taxed, but at much lower rates.
  • White House to Go After Iran's Oil Income

    09/29/2009 12:46:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,071+ views
    cbs ^ | 9/29/09 | CBS/AP
    Obama Administration to Push for Tough New Economic Sanctions if Iran Doesn't Come Clean on Nuclear Plans The Obama administration is planning to push for new sanctions against Iran, targeting its energy, financial and telecommunications sectors if it does not comply with international demands to come clean about its nuclear program, according to U.S. officials. The officials said the U.S. would expand its own penalties against Iranian companies and press for greater international sanctions against foreign firms, largely European, that do business in the country unless Iran can prove that its nuclear activities are not aimed at developing an atomic...
  • After seven-month run, stocks may be in limbo

    09/27/2009 3:31:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1,504+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9/27/09
    Investors will look to slew of economic reports to be released this week NEW YORK - Investors are just not sure where the economy is headed. And so the stock market may be in limbo for a while. After stocks stumbled last week on disappointing reports on housing and manufacturing, investors are concerned that the economy's rebound will be slower than originally thought. They may cool their buying and even resort to more selling until they are more certain that the strength of the recovery warrants extending the nearly seven-month-long advance in stocks
  • All-round pessimism after dud Middle East "summit"

    09/24/2009 3:40:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 535+ views
    www.swissinfo.ch ^ | 9/24/09 | Reuters
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A cloud of pessimism is suffocating hopes that U.S. President Barack Obama can pull off a miracle in the Middle East by setting negotiations on course for rapid progress towards a comprehensive peace agreement. The New York encounter he arranged between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas this week produced no more than a schedule of lower-level meetings this week and next, which has only deepened scepticism.
  • Obama Win Causes Obsessed Backers To See How Empty Lives Are

    11/07/2008 2:43:45 PM PST · by taketheredpill · 23 replies · 2,238+ views
    The Onion ^ | 11/6/2008 | The Onion
    If this is inappropriate for this Blog I am sorry...let me know. But, I just had to share it for a start to the weekend. A little relevant levity at the end of a brutal week.
  • Thief asks out woman after robbery

    05/29/2007 11:41:49 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 498+ views
    mercurynews ^ | 5-28-2007 | Staff Writer
    MILWAUKEE- A thief found out the hard way that robbing a woman isn't the best way to capture her heart. Two men robbed a U-Haul store around 3 p.m. Sunday, taking an unspecified amount of cash, according the store's owner. But instead of fleeing, one man lingered and tried to strike up a conversation with the woman he had just robbed. "He stuck around and was trying to get the female employee's number," U-Haul general manager Patrick Sobocinski said. "She said he was just saying, 'Hey baby, you're pretty fine.'" According to Sobocinski, one robber went behind the counter, put...
  • Sailors Return After Eight-Month Deployment

    05/23/2007 4:45:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 526+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lt. Shannon Moore
    U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Fisher greets his wife and seven-month-old daughter at a flight line homecoming on Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after returning with the "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40, Detachment 3, May 21, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason R. Zalasky Sailors Return After Eight-Month Deployment Air Wing completes more than 11,000 sorties in war on terror. By Lt. Shannon Moore Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va., May 23, 2007 — Pilots and air crew from Carrier Air Wing 7 embarked on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight...
  • Baby Killed Year After Dad Died in Iraq

    05/04/2007 9:43:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 111 replies · 2,923+ views
    foxnews ^ | 05-04-2007 | staff writer
    NEW YORK — A young mother's car left out of gear accidentally rolled over her only son and killed him, a year after her soldier husband was killed in Iraq, relatives and police said. "It's a tragedy for all my family," said Evelyn Mercedes, 65, the soldier's grandmother. "My grandson dies. Now, this happens to the baby." Christopher Mercedes, who turned 1 last month, slipped from his mom's arms as she got out of the sport utility vehicle that began rolling because it was in neutral gear rather than park, police said. "She was hysterical, crying out, 'Somebody help me...
  • Cuba looks to a future without a fading Fidel

    12/01/2006 4:30:50 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 448+ views
    Times Online ^ | 2 December 2006 | James Bone, Havana
    If President Castro fails to attend his 80th birthday celebrations today, it may mean the end for the world's longest-serving leader After dark in one of the Cuban capital’s few privately owned restaurants, or paladares, the conversation turns cautiously to politics. With President Castro so unwell that he may miss today’s huge military parade to mark his 80th birthday, Cubans are on the brink of a new era when key decisions will no longer be taken by one man alone. “It’s been more than 40 years the same. No nobody knows what will happen. There is great uncertainty. People want...
  • Rioters Attack Chinese After Zambian Poll

    10/02/2006 6:08:11 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 752+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-3-2006 | David Blair
    Rioters attack Chinese after Zambian poll By David Blair in Lusaka (Filed: 03/10/2006) Chinese shopkeepers barricaded their properties against gangs of looters in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, yesterday as a presidential election sparked a backlash against Beijing's growing influence in Africa. Michael Sata, an opposition candidate, won 28 per cent of the vote after accusing China of "exploitation" and turning Zambia into a "dumping ground". Rioters took to the streets of the Zambian capital Lusaka after President Mwanawasa was re-elected in a close contest Although President Levy Mwanawasa was re-elected with 43 per cent of the vote, Mr Sata won in...
  • Police Sweep Paris Suburbs After Attack (ROP)

    09/25/2006 8:15:42 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,080+ views
    Police Sweep Paris Suburb After Attack Tuesday September 26, 2006 4:01 AM PARIS (AP) - More than 200 police raided a neighborhood Monday in suburban Paris where a band of youths attacked riot police last week and seriously wounded one officer, reviving memories of the violence that raged in poor French suburbs last year. Twelve people were detained in the early morning sweep in Corbeil-Essonnes south of the capital, the local prosecutor said. A band of up to 30 youths armed with makeshift weapons attacked two riot police patrolling a housing project in Corbeil-Essonnes last Tuesday. One suffered a double...
  • Ancient Hittite Dam Inaugurated After 32 Centuries

    09/20/2006 11:11:24 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,023+ views
    Ancient Hittite dam inaugurated after 32 centuries Wednesday, September 20, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News A Hittite-era dam located in the central Anatolian province of Çorum and believed to be one of the oldest in the world to have survived to date has been restored and is once again serving as a source of irrigation for local residents. The dam, located at the Alacahöyük archaeological site, was built by the Hittites in 1240 B.C. The dam's inauguration was marked with a ceremony over the weekend attended by Professor Aykut Çýnaroðlu, who heads the team excavating Alacahöyük, Ankara University Rector...
  • Thai Commander Takes Over After Coup

    09/19/2006 12:02:57 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 147 replies · 7,020+ views
    BANGKOK, Thailand - The Thai military launched a coup against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday night, circling his offices with tanks, seizing control of TV stations and declaring a provisional authority pledging loyalty to the king. The army commander took over the government and declared martial law. An announcement on Thai television declared that a "Council of Administrative Reform" with King Bhumibol Adulyadej as head of state had seized power in Bangkok and nearby provinces without any resistance. "The armed forces commander and the national police commander have successfully taken over Bangkok and the surrounding area in order to...
  • Convict Caught in Tenn. After 30 Years

    09/14/2006 4:43:02 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 969+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 9 14 06 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan psychiatric facility in 1976 was back behind bars Thursday after living most of his 30 years on the run as an otherwise law-abiding family man in Tennessee, authorities said. Thomas Ball, 76, was arrested at his Nashville home Wednesday morning, Deputy U.S. Marshal Danny Shelton said. Ball had been using the name Thomas Fry and had run a storage business near Nashville for years with a woman he called his wife, Shelton said. After she died last year, he turned to the government for financial help, and that led...
  • Five Years After 9/11, Recruiting, Retention Remain Solid

    09/12/2006 7:25:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 442+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2006 – Five years after military recruiting hit the ceiling after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, recruiting remains solid, with every service meeting its active-duty recruiting goal for the 15th consecutive month. Recruiting and retention statistics for August, just released by the Defense Department, show the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force all meeting or exceeding both their monthly as well as year-to-date recruiting goals for the year. At the same time, retention remains solid across the board, with all services expected to meet their retention goals for the fiscal year, officials said. During August,...
  • Jubilant Iraqi Looters Strip Military Base After British Forces Pull Out

    08/25/2006 5:50:03 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Jubilant Iraqi looters strip military base after British forces pull out By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 26/08/2006) Thousands of jubilant Iraqis looted the British military base in Amarah yesterday, only a day after the Army pulled out of the camp. Everything from doors and window frames to corrugated roofing and metal pipes was pillaged from Camp Abu Naji, previously Britain's only permanent base in Maysan province. Witnesses said that thieves filled up lorries with their gains. When one was asked what he was doing, he answered: "This is war loot." The British decision to hand over the camp to...
  • Ignatius stops sale of Charlotte Church works after singer's TV pilot

    08/14/2006 12:07:57 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 197 replies · 7,786+ views
    http://www.catholic.org/ ^ | 8 14 06 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON - The U.S. publishing company Ignatius Press has refused to sell any works by Welsh singer Charlotte Church after she called German-born Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi and mocked the Catholic Church. The directors of Ignatius Press said they were offended when the Welsh singer mocked the Catholic Church in the pilot of a proposed eight-part television chat show. Church, dubbed the "Voice of an Angel" before she turned her talents to popular music, also dressed up as a nun and pretended to hallucinate while eating "communion" wafers imprinted with smiling faces signifying the drug Ecstasy. She smashed open...
  • Medic Springs into Action, After Attack

    08/11/2006 5:10:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 287+ views
    Defense News ^ | Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr.
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2006 — When a suicide bomber slammed and ignited his missile-laden vehicle into the Humvee in front of Staff Sgt. Eric Mathiasen, the Air Force medic exploded into action. He said he did not think about his wife or two children, or that there was unexploded ordnance lying about. He just grabbed his medical bag and sprinted toward the blast area. "While I was running to the wounded guy, I just hoped I could help him," Mathiasen said. "I just hoped I wouldn't screw anything up." He had questioned his abilities before...
  • Asylum Seekers 'Killed After Being Forced Out Of Australia'

    08/08/2006 7:03:57 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 745+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-9-2006 | Nick Squires
    Asylum seekers 'killed after being forced out of Australia' By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 09/08/2006) Australia's hardline immigration policy was dealt a heavy blow yesterday with claims that up to nine asylum seekers forcibly repatriated to Afghanistan were murdered on their return home. The Edmund Rice Centre, a Catholic advocacy group, investigated the fate of nearly 200 Afghan asylum seekers who were returned home after being kept at an Australian-run detention centre on the South Pacific island of Nauru. The group said that "as many as nine men returned from Nauru may have been killed, and three children of...
  • Activists Held After Boarding US Plane Searching For Weapons (Scotland)

    08/07/2006 6:48:12 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,284+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-8-2006 | Richard Norton-Taylor - Will Woodward
    Activists held after boarding US plane searching for weapons Richard Norton-Taylor and Will Woodward Tuesday August 8, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Twelve antiwar protesters were arrested by police yesterday after campaigners boarded a plane at Prestwick airport in Scotland to search for US weapons being transported to Israel. David Mackenzie, of the campaign group Trident Ploughshares, said its activists had boarded a US plane at the airport after gaining access to it by cutting through a perimeter fence. They found the military area and a US plane with its door open. However, they did not find any weapons. One protester...
  • Homeland Security clears cafeteria workers after puzzling 2-week hiatus

    07/20/2006 2:17:53 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 715+ views
    http://www.post-gazette.com ^ | 7 18 06 | Paula Reed Ward
    After nearly two weeks off the job, two cafeteria workers Downtown will be allowed this week to return to work. The two women, who together have worked in food service at the U.S. Courthouse and in the William S. Moorhead Federal Building for 44 years, were removed from their positions on July 5 when the Department of Homeland Security declared them "unsuitable," after conducting background checks on them
  • Mr. T Sheds Gold After Katrina Destruction

    07/14/2006 3:48:16 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 608+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 14 06 | Associated Press
    PASADENA, Calif. - Mr. T has given himself a makeover. The former television action star shed the piles of gold chains that were his signature look after witnessing the destruction from Hurricane Katrina. "As a spiritual man, I felt it would be a sin against my God for me to wear all that gold again because I spent a lot of time with the less fortunate," the actor said Thursday at the Television Critics Association's summer meeting. "I saw some, I call it `sorry celebrities.' They'll go down there and hook up with the people to take a photo-op. I...
  • Before and after: Iran.

    06/18/2006 6:44:44 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 9 replies · 430+ views
    Stop The Aclu blog ^ | 6-16-06 | Youtube
    Interesting Before and After Video on Iran.
  • A struggle of sorrow; Mother wins fight for family recognition after 20 years

    06/15/2006 5:48:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 544+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook
    WASHINGTON (June 15, 2006) -- Immeasurable heartache seared into Linda Lorenz as she experienced an act no parent wants to endure; burying an only child. Her son, Pfc. Hans J.R. Lorenz, died in 1966 as a result of an accident near Da Nang, Vietnam, making Linda one of the thousands of grieving parents who lost children during the Vietnam War. However, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982, her son’s name wasn’t inscribed on the monument. For 20 years, she fought to have her son’s sacrifice recognized and was denied at every attempt. Her struggle ended happily when...
  • Zarqawi Survived Air Strike, Died Shortly After

    06/09/2006 5:19:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 57 replies · 1,123+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 9, 2006 – Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi initially survived the June 7 air strike but died from his wounds while laying on a stretcher shortly thereafter, a senior U.S. military officer in Baghdad said today. Iraqi police were the first people on the scene following the air strike. After finding Zarqawi alive, the police placed him on a stretcher, Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell told Pentagon reporters via a satellite connection today. U.S. forces arrived shortly after and began identification procedures by examining distinguishing marks on his body and by using visual facial-recognition techniques. Zarqawi mumbled a...
  • Afghans Call For Trial Of US Troops After Crash

    05/31/2006 5:55:43 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 740+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2006 | Peter Foster
    Afghans call for trial of US troops after crash By Peter Foster (Filed: 01/06/2006) American soldiers responsible for a fatal road accident that sparked a day of riots in Kabul, should be handed over for trial, Afghanistan's parliament voted yesterday. The motion puts further pressure on the US forces, international troops and aid agencies working in the country. Five people died in the accident on Monday, which prompted an outpouring of anti-foreign feelings. Another 20 people died and 160 were wounded in the riots that targeted the foreign presence, including an office of Oxfam. A European Union compound had to...
  • Marine becomes citizen after 25 years of service

    05/26/2006 8:00:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 67 replies · 1,095+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Robert L. Fisher III
    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (May 26, 2006) -- Mexican newspapers inadvertently planted a seed in a small boy, born in 1960 in the town of Cananea, Mexico, not far from the Arizona border. “In the newspapers in Mexico, they are more graphic than they are here,” said Guadalupe Denogean, a retired master gunnery sergeant. “I couldn’t read, but I could see the pictures.” So he would ask his brother to read the stories to him, and they were always about the Marines, he said. As that seed sprouted, Denogean, who moved to the U.S. but...
  • GNP Chairwoman 'Stable' After Slasher Attack WARNING Disturbing photo

    05/21/2006 11:13:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,434+ views
    email | 5 21 06
    (Seoul) - Main opposition leader Park Geun-hye was in stable condition Sunday after an assailant slashed her face with a box cutter on the campaign trail in Seoul a day earlier. Park sustained an 11-cm long cut to her face from ear to jaw that required 60 stitches and two hours of surgery, officials at Yonsei University's Severance Hospital in Seoul said. They predict it will be several months before the Grand National party chairwoman can speak normally again. Grand National Party chairwoman Park Geun-hye reacts after being attacked with a box cutter during a campaign for the local...
  • Washburn, Ill., native joins 2/7 after protecting president

    05/19/2006 5:43:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 705+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Brian A. Tuthill
    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (May 19, 2006) -- After spending more than two years protecting the commandant of the Marine Corps and then the President of the United States, one Marine is now adapting to life with the Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as they prepare to deploy to Iraq. Cpl. Richard R. Casper, a 21-year-old Washburn, Ill., native, said he never dreamed he would stand in the oval office or have his photograph taken with the president six times. “The whole experience was awesome,” said Casper, who now serves as...
  • Ohio Teen Jailed After Avoiding Trial (police refuse to allow lawyer until prosecutors approve)

    05/16/2006 12:38:36 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 1,093+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2006 | The Associated Press
    AKRON, Ohio -- A 14-year-old girl who ran away to avoid testifying against a man accused of molesting her has been jailed for a week and denied access to an attorney, officials and court records said. The girl failed to show up May 8 at the trial of 20-year-old Galo Sanchez-Pesantes. She was taken into custody a day later when her mother found her and called police.
  • Retreat reconnects couples before, after deployments

    05/01/2006 7:16:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Louis A. Arana-Barradas
    5/1/2006 - HUNT, Texas (AFPN) -- On the banks of the Guadalupe River, a veterans group hosts a retreat that helps couples reconnect so they can better cope with life after deployments. Six couples attended the retreat hosted by the Military, Veteran and Family Assistance Foundation at the Heart of the Hills Camp here from April 20 to 27. “I thought this was going to be very structured -- a mandatory fun kind of thing,” said Senior Airman Aaron Childs, who attended with his wife, Mellissa. “But it’s nothing like that. It’s laid back. Everyone is here to help you.”...
  • Businesses that deserve to be boycotted for supporting Illegal Aliens Socialist "American Boycott"

    04/30/2006 10:03:16 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 22 replies · 594+ views
    vanity | April 30, 2006 | the eagle has landed
    Here are the businesses I have heard about so far. Tyson Foods Swift Meats Cargill States or cities that deserve boycotting California - State Senate endorsing boycott City of Los Angeles - Mayor and City Council Supports City of Chicago, IL - Same as LA
  • Woman in Wheelchair Dies After Taser Shock

    04/25/2006 11:57:18 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 94 replies · 1,827+ views
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (April 25) - A woman in a wheelchair who swung knives and a hammer at relatives and police died after being shocked by a stun gun, officials said. Police tried to talk Emily Marie Delafield, 56, into dropping the weapons before they used the Taser to subdue her Monday, Police Chief Robert Musco said. Delafield lost consciousness after the electric jolt and later died at Orange Park Medical Center. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating and an autopsy will be conducted to determine a cause of death. The two officers involved have been put...
  • Coalition Helps After Plane Crash; Marine Medics Treat Afghans

    04/24/2006 4:49:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 345+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2006 – Coalition forces sent medical personnel to provide emergency treatment to the victims of a plane crash in Afghanistan's Helmand province today, and Marines in Kunar province are giving villagers free medical treatment, military officials reported. Three people are confirmed dead and several people were injured in the plane crash, including six people taken to Kandahar Airfield for treatment. Initial reports indicate the plane attempted to avoid a truck and overran the airport runway, crashing into a nearby village. "When we were alerted that an airplane had crashed, the coalition immediately sent medical support to assist...
  • Country on 'Cusp of Greatness' Three Years After Saddam's Fall

    04/11/2006 4:19:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 652+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2006 – Three years after his brigade seized control of Baghdad's international airport from Iraqi forces' control, Army Col. William Grimsley said he believes that country is taking the critical first steps toward reclaiming its past greatness. Grimsley, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Combat Brigade Team during the opening days of Operation Iraqi Freedom, said history - not current events - will tell the true story of Iraq's metamorphosis. And that story will show how Iraq ultimately emerged from almost 40 years of a regime that ignored the people's needs and undermined its potential, Grimsley,...