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  • Bush Renews Sanctions Threat Against Iran

    09/29/2006 6:07:15 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Bush renews sanctions threat against Iran The Associated Press Published: September 29, 2006 WASHINGTON The Bush administration again threatened Iran with U.N. punishment Friday unless it responds positively to demands it cease work on processing uranium. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice plans to confer by telephone this weekend with senior European diplomat Javier Solana and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns will have parallel talks with his counterparts, as well. Solana has been holding talks with Ali Larijani, Iran's top nuclear negotiator. There have been vague reports of some progress, but...
  • Charges dropped against S. Africa's Zuma

    09/20/2006 12:11:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 182+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/06 | Celean Jacobson - ap
    PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa - In a boost to his presidential hopes, a judge on Wednesday dismissed a corruption indictment against Jacob Zuma, who walked from court and broke into a Zulu song, "Bring me my machine gun." Jubilant supporters sang along, convinced the populist politician's quest to lead South Africa has gained momentum. But concerns about the former deputy president may linger. Judge Herbert Msimang first denied a motion for a postponement from prosecutors, who argued they needed more time to prepare. When stunned prosecutors said they were unable to begin immediately, the judge said he had no choice but...
  • CIA Agents Insure Against Torture Lawsuits

    09/11/2006 8:00:42 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-12-2006 | Francis Harris
    CIA agents insure against torture lawsuits By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 12/09/2006) Worried CIA agents are taking out torture insurance as fears grow that they will be targeted by alleged terrorists and their victims in American courts. The Ł160-a-year policies will provide the spies with about Ł106,000 in legal costs and about Ł530,000 towards awards made by the courts if they are sued and lose. The policies cover suits lodged for torture, human rights abuse and professional failings in the lead-up to the September 11 atrocities. CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield told The Washington Post: "It's fair to say that...
  • Texan Hosts Arm Against Crime Wave (Katrina - Houston)

    08/26/2006 6:25:23 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies · 2,593+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-27-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Texan hosts arm against crime wave By Philip Sherwell in Houston (Filed: 27/08/2006) Hurricane Katrina may not have pounded Houston, but a year later the city is reeling from an ugly aftermath of the storm - a surging crime wave. The murder rate in the Texan city has soared by almost 20 per cent since 150,000 Katrina evacuees arrived in August last year. According to police statistics, they are involved - as victim or killer - in one of every five homicides. In the gun stores and on the shooting ranges of America's oil industry capital, business is booming as...
  • Spread of Freedom Most Valuable Weapon Against Terrorism, Official Says

    08/18/2006 6:13:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 361+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2006 -- As during the Cold War, the spread of freedom remains America’s most valuable tool in combating the nation’s enemies, a senior Defense Department official said here yesterday. A slab of the Berlin Wall now housed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The power of freedom brought down the Berlin Wall in 1989, and it brought millions to the voting booth in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Christopher “Ryan” Henry, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, said during a...
  • Pace Says Iran Fighting Proxy Wars Against Iraq, Israel

    08/15/2006 4:50:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 344+ views
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq, Aug. 15, 2006 – Iran is fighting two proxy wars, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told servicemembers here Aug. 13. Marine Gen. Peter Pace told servicemembers gathered at the camp chapel that Iran is “fighting a proxy war against Israel by supporting Hezbollah” in Lebanon. Iran also is fighting a proxy war against Iraq and the United States by supporting elements inside Iraq. Pace said the preferred method of dealing with Iran is via diplomacy. The international community must place pressure on Iran to end its support of the Hezbollah terror group in southern...
  • Priest guards church against ‘racist’ attacks

    08/04/2006 10:23:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 808+ views
    Lancashire Evening Telegraph ^ | 8/2/06 | Caroline Innes
    A PRIEST is set to install high fences around his church in Blackburn in a bid to combat racist attacks. The move was revealed as a Muslim leader blasted the gang of youths which targeted St Joseph's RC Church, in Audley, Blackburn. Coun Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, said the gang were "disgraceful and disrespectful" and he was so angry that when he found out who was responsible he would personally report them to the police. The latest incident happened on Sunday at 11pm and although the church's alarm system prevented the youths from gaining access...
  • Rumsfeld, Pace Cite Challenges, Progress Against Extremists

    08/02/2006 5:50:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 2,663+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld used today, the 16th anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, as an opportunity to assess progress that’s taken place in Iraq and the threat extremists continue to impose on free people. Rumsfeld cited the string of events Saddam provoked in 1990. “Saddam Hussein’s forces invaded Kuwait, provoking a crisis that led to Iraqi attacks on Israel and threats to Saudi Arabia and to other nations in the region,” he told Pentagon reporters. In contrast, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki -- a man Rumsfeld noted spent some 25 years opposing...
  • Britain, California unite against global warming

    07/31/2006 7:08:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 348+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/31/06 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LONG BEACH Britain and California formed a trans-Atlantic partnership Monday to address global warming, bypassing the Bush administration to explore ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean-burning fuels. British Prime Minister Tony Blair and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the pact against the backdrop of an oil tanker at a BP terminal in the Port of Long Beach. "We see that there is not great leadership from the federal government when it comes to protecting the environment," Schwarzenegger said. "We know there is global warming, so we should stop it." Addressing business leaders during an earlier panel discussion,...
  • Shanghai Builds Vast Bunker To Shield Against Terrorism Attack

    07/30/2006 6:19:57 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 838+ views
    Shanghai builds vast bunker to shield against terrorism attack (Filed: 31/07/2006) The authorities in Shanghai, which is the Chinese financial hub, have built a huge underground shelter against the eventuality of terrorism or industrial accidents. The vast 968,400sq ft subterranean complex could accommodate 200,000 people for up to 15 days.It is linked to government offices, commercial and residential areas and the transport system by a labyrinth of tunnels. The bunker can protect occupants from "nuclear radiation, poisonous gases, explosions and other disasters," the state's news agency Xinhua reported yesterday. "In peacetime, parts of the bunker could be used as garages,...
  • Japan's Latest Weapon Against Terror . . . A fish

    07/25/2006 6:24:11 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 666+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-25-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Japan's latest weapon against terror. . . a fish By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 25/07/2006) Japan is to use tiny fish in the battle against terrorism. Ricefish, measuring less than two inches and commonly kept as pets, react rapidly to contaminated water. The fish, which is pale orange, pushes its face close to the surface when it experiences breathing difficulties or simply dies in the manner of canaries in gas-filled mines. Whereas sophisticated and expensive filters may take up to 15 hours to detect a problem, ricefish typically react to contamination within a couple of hours. So far, they...
  • Israel Fights West's Cause Against Radical Islam

    07/16/2006 4:59:57 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 668+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-17-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Israel fights West's cause against radical Islam By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 17/07/2006) It is an axiom of Israeli military operation that its armed forces must hurry to achieve victory before international pressure forces them to stop. Yet after bombarding Lebanon for five days, and causing pain to ordinary civilians unseen since the civil war ended 15 years ago, the international outcry is surprisingly muted. If anything, as the conflict has intensified and the regional stakes have risen, Israel has found a degree of international sympathy, or at least understanding. Lebanon has become the battleground between pro-western and...
  • Iraqi Forces Key to Victory Against Terrorists, Ramadi-Based General Says

    07/14/2006 4:10:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 311+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2006 – Iraqi security forces must take the lead in security operations to defeat terrorists in that country, a senior U.S. Army officer said today. Iraqi soldiers and police "are in the fight to the finish," Army Col. Sean B. MacFarland said from Ramadi, Iraq, during a satellite teleconference with Pentagon reporters. MacFarland is the commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, in Ramadi, the capital city of Anbar province. His unit has operated with Iraqi forces in and around Ramadi since June 11. Over the past several weeks, U.S. and Iraqi forces have...
  • Rice warns N. Korea against missile test

    06/19/2006 4:14:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 718+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | Anne Gearan -ap
    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned North Korea on Monday it will face consequences if it test-fires a missile thought to be powerful enough to reach the West Coast of the United States. "It would be a very serious matter and, indeed, a provocative act should North Korea decide to launch that missile," Rice said amid indications that the North Koreans could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any moment. The senior U.S. diplomat said the United States would talk to other nations about action should the North go ahead, and "I can assure everyone that it would...
  • Judge Dismisses Khobar Towers Case Against Iran

    06/09/2006 4:59:38 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 1,208+ views ^ | 6 9 06 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    WASHINGTON -- A magistrate judge in the District Court of Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit by the survivors and families of victims of the June 25, 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, that sought millions of dollars in damages against the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In an opinion handed down June 6, 2006, Judge Deborah A. Robinson asserted that the plaintiffs "offered no evidence regarding the action of any official, employee or agent" or the Iranian regime, its intelligence ministry (MOIS), or the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, IRGC. The opinion comes at a delicate...
  • Cheney defends against Specter eavesdropping rebuke

    06/09/2006 10:12:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 652+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/06 | Caren Bohan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney defended himself on Thursday against accusations by a leading Republican senator that he worked to thwart Senate plans to make telephone executives testify at a hearing about a U.S. domestic spying program. A day after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter rebuked Cheney for trying to head off subpoenas of the phone company executives, Cheney acknowledged that he had spoken to Senate leaders and members of Specter's committee. He said in a letter to Specter that he acted when the administration became concerned about a "compulsory process to force testimony" in a matter...
  • House Panel Votes Against IRS Program

    06/06/2006 6:03:28 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 79 replies · 1,186+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel voted Tuesday to throw a roadblock in front of an Internal Revenue Service plan that would use private collection agencies to chase unpaid tax debts. The House Appropriations Committee voted 29-27 to prevent the IRS from using money appropriated to the agency for fiscal 2007 to set up the program. President Bush had asked lawmakers to give the tax collectors $54 million to get the operation running. Rep. Steve Rothman, D-N.J., who wrote the amendment, said the program should be stopped to protect taxpayers from exposure to privacy breeches.
  • Marine brings welding skills to fight against insurgency

    06/06/2006 4:29:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 936+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    CAMP AL QA’IM, Iraq (June 6, 2006) -- When he joined the Marine Corps in 2002, Cpl. Joshua W. Dale never thought he would be using his welding experience to defeat insurgents in western Iraq. The 23-year-old section leader with A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, brought his ideas to life by inventing a breaching bumper for a humvee in his mobile assault platoon. The breaching bumper is mounted on the front of the humvee and resembles a large arrowhead made of thick steel. The bumper is used to do one thing – tear through anything that gets in...
  • Colombian Voters Lead Backlash Against Revolution From The Left

    05/27/2006 5:26:18 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 575+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-28-2006 | John Webster - Sophie Arie
    Colombian voters lead backlash against revolution from the Left By John Webster in Bogota and Sophie Arie (Filed: 28/05/2006) Colombian voters will thwart the grand plan of Venezuela's Left-wing and populist leader, Hugo Chavez, to spread revolucion throughout the region if, as looks probable, they re-elect a loyal ally of George W Bush as president in elections today. Two other big Latin American countries are likely to follow suit in coming months. Alvaro Uribe, the son of a wealthy landowner who has campaigned vigorously against Colombia's drugs trade, is expected to win a clear majority today. Conservative candidates in Peru...
  • Judge hears challenge to smuggling charges filed against migrants (Not Migrants,...ILLEGALS!)

    05/23/2006 8:17:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 392+ views
    A judge is considering a challenge to an Arizona law creating the state crime of immigrant smuggling, an offense that has drawn about 100 prosecutions and is criticized because it has been used mostly on the customers of smugglers. Lawyers for nearly all of the first 48 immigrants charged under the 9-month-old law argued the Legislature never intended it to be used on their clients for paying someone to bring them into Arizona, the nation's busiest illegal entry point. They also called the law an unconstitutional attempt by the state to regulate immigration, a legal area they contend is under...
  • CBRN trains against chemical agent attacks in Al Anbar desert

    05/09/2006 6:34:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 363+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Raymie G. Cruz
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 9, 2006) -- The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted training April 25, in Al Asad, Iraq, to enhance their skills under varied conditions. The CBRN Marines have in place an incident response team to deal with situations that involve the use of the four agents. "We've taken traditional Nuclear, Biological and Chemical doctrine and modified it for use in a nontraditional NBC threat environment," said Sgt. Chad W. Jenkins, response team leader, CBRN, from Portland, Ore. "Here, we have to stay ready to defend...
  • Defiant Iran Warns Against U.N. Sanctions (that would boost oil prices even higher)

    04/30/2006 2:25:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 403+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/30/06 | Sadaqat Jan - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Iranian deputy oil minister said Sunday he did not believe the United Nations would impose sanctions on Iran because that would boost oil prices even higher. "Any action like that will increase oil prices very high. And I believe that the U.N. or its bodies will not put any sanctions on oil or the oil industry," M.H. Nejad Hosseinian told reporters after talks in Islamabad with Pakistani officials over a proposed pipeline to transport Iranian gas to Pakistan and India. The United States and its European allies have pushed the possibility of sanctions after a report...
  • High gas prices provide fuel for Dem volleys at GOP policies (Vote against RATS to lower prices?)

    04/29/2006 6:26:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 469+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | 4/28/06 | Mike Sunnucks
    High gas prices provide fuel for Democratic volleys at GOP policiesThe Business Journal of Phoenix - 10:29 AM MST Friday by Mike Sunnucks The Business Journal Gasoline prices have hit or surpassed the dreaded $3 per gallon mark and oil company profits are through the roof, giving Democrats more ammunition against Republicans on the disconcerting economic issue. Democrats and U.S. Senate challenger Jim Pederson are pointing to a Senate Republican Policy Committee report earlier this year, which said the oil industry was already heavily taxed and opposed efforts to roll back tax breaks and subsidies for the sector. That policy...
  • Israel Resists Revenge Attack Against Hamas

    04/18/2006 5:50:17 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 363+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-19-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Israel resists revenge attack against Hamas By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem (Filed: 19/04/2006) Israel has held back from authorising military strikes against the Hamas-led Palestinian government, despite holding it responsible for Monday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Defence officials are believed to have drawn up a list of Hamas targets that could be attacked, although Ehud Olmert, Israel's interim prime minister, is staying his hand. Ismail Haniyeh has blamed Israel for the bombing in Tel Aviv Military strikes on Hamas would end the ceasefire agreed 15 months ago after negotiations brokered by Mahmoud Abbas, the moderate Palestinian leader, to end...
  • Rice Urges Security Council to Take 'Strong Steps' Against Iran

    04/12/2006 6:04:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 350+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – It's time for the U.N. Security Council to take action against Iran following its announcement yesterday that it has enriched uranium, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today. "The Security Council will need to take into consideration this move by Iran and that it will be time when it reconvenes on this case for strong steps to make certain that we maintain the credibility of the international community on this issue," Rice said before a meeting with Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo here. The enrichment of uranium is in direct violation of the...
  • Child porn charge against DOD IPv6 director dropped

    04/08/2006 2:26:30 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 46 replies · 1,556+ views ^ | 4 7 06 | Patience Wait
    Two weeks after a Defense Information Systems Agency official was arrested on a charge of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s office handling the case dropped the charge. But a spokeswoman in the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the investigation is continuing. “This is an ongoing investigation, so we don’t have any comments,” the spokeswoman said. Charles Lynch, director of DISA’s IP version 6 transition program, was arrested March 8 and indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia the next day on one count of possessing child pornography. According to a statement by the DOD Inspector General’s...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Rack up Successes Against Insurgents

    04/04/2006 4:27:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 300+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 4, 2006 – Iraqi and coalition forces have scored several successes against insurgent fighters, seizing weapons caches and capturing suspected enemies, during missions over the past several days. Iraqi and coalition forces scored the following successes during missions yesterday: Iraqi soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, and coalition troops detained five suspects and discovered a weapons cache while patrolling near Khalidiyah. The five military-aged males were arrested for suspected insurgent activities. The cache contained three AK-47 rifles with 16 full magazines, a bag of detonation cord, blasting caps, and two rocket-propelled-grenade boosters. More than 300...
  • Some Sunnyside teens against skipping school to demonstrate

    04/02/2006 10:57:26 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 1,134+ views
    Thousands of Tucson-area students walked have out of school to show their support for illegal immigration over the last week. Now, some teenagers at the school where the Southern Arizona walkouts began are vocally coming forward to say they're against students skipping school just to make a political point.
  • Case Against Sheriff Who Seized FEMA Trucks in Doubt

    03/24/2006 2:35:36 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 1,212+ views ^ | 3 24 06 | HOLBROOK MOHR
    JACKSON, Miss. (March 24) - Randy Walker swears he would have died from his diabetes after Hurricane Katrina had a sheriff not seized two FEMA trucks filled with ice and distributed it to residents, many of whom had to keep their insulin cold. Now, that sheriff could be prosecuted on charges of interfering with a federal operation. Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee commandeered two 18-wheelers full of ice from Camp Shelby, a Federal Emergency Management Agency staging area, after five days passed with little relief for residents living without electricity in the wake of the deadly storm. "Man, I was...
  • CA: March against immigrant bill expected to attract thousands - March 25th Coalition, Los Angeles

    03/24/2006 9:32:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,079+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 3/24/06 | Rachel Uranga
    Billed as the city's largest ever pro-immigrant rally, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to blanket downtown streets Saturday in opposition to a federal bill calling for a 700-mile U.S.-Mexican border wall and the criminalization of illegal immigrants. The proposal was introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and is one of a raft of measures that will be considered by Congress in the coming weeks. While the bills have been cheered by some Americans, they have split the Republican Party on the thorny issue of immigration and stirred anger in immigrant communities. "This is going to be the mother...
  • U.S. Not Fighting Alone Against Global Terrorists

    03/17/2006 4:12:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 237+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 – More than a half million U.S. and coalition forces are now engaged in the fight against global terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, a senior U.S. general said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday. "There's well over 600,000 people under arms fighting against common foes and dealing with common problems, all designed to defeat extremism in the region," Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, said. "Clearly, the struggle against extremism is not one that we fight alone," Abizaid said. Today, less than 200,000 U.S. servicemembers...
  • Scalia Rails Against the 'Judge-Moralist'

    03/15/2006 9:51:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 136 replies · 2,440+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/06 | AP
    BOSTON - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia railed against the era of the "judge-moralist," saying judges are no better qualified than "Joe Sixpack" to decide moral questions such as abortion and gay marriage. "Anyone who thinks the country's most prominent lawyers reflect the views of the people needs a reality check," he said during a speech to New England School of Law students and faculty at a Law Day banquet on Wednesday night. The 70-year-old justice said the public, through elected legislatures — not the courts — should decide watershed questions such as the legality of abortion. Scalia decried his...
  • QDR Allows Options, Capabilities Against Asymmetric Threat

    03/15/2006 4:25:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 211+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2006 – The first Quadrennial Defense Review undertaken during a time of war provides the military more options and more capabilities, a senior defense official said here today. A large portion of those options and capabilities come in the form of special operations forces, Ryan Henry, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, told the audience assembled for the 17th Annual National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict Symposium and Exhibition. "QDR, I think, represents not something new in a shift toward the emphasis of special operations, but a continued realization of how that has to be...
  • Ex-Tenant Takes Revenge Against Landlords

    03/10/2006 11:38:36 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    AP via Comcast ^ | 3 10 06 | Associated Press
    ANTIOCH, Calif. - A man who was evicted from the house he rented for years allegedly took revenge on his landlords by dumping the home's hoarded contents _ five-gallon buckets of cookies, canned food, old batteries and puzzle pieces _ on the front lawn and in the backyard. The homeowner, Ann Stevenson, said she rented the house to Lloyd Annesley and his partner, Margaret McCoy, with a subsidized rent as a favor to the longtime family friends. After McCoy died, Annesley learned he would have to move and his relatives helped him dump the debris before they abandoned the property...
  • Corruption And Neglect Lead To Township Riots Against ANC (South Africa)

    03/01/2006 6:35:02 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 306+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-2-2006 | David Blair
    Corruption and neglect lead to township riots against ANC By David Blair in Khutsong (Filed: 02/03/2006) Riot police patrol the streets, mobs have burned down the homes of local councillors and government offices lie wrecked and abandoned. The streets of Khutsong township, strewn with broken glass and burnt tyres, bear vivid witness to the revolt against the African National Congress that is sweeping its former strongholds. Riot police were deployed in Knutsong township after a revolt against the African National Congress The movement that liberated South Africa from apartheid could once rely on the automatic support of places like Khutsong....
  • Suspect in Windsor murders loses in suit against police

    02/26/2006 9:51:49 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 730+ views ^ | 2 24 06 | Alex Wood,
    Jatin M. Patel, long the Windsor Police Department's leading suspect in the 1996 murders of his mother and sister in his parents' Massow Lane home, has lost a civil-rights lawsuit against the police chief and the lead detective in the case. Patel, 45, has failed to appeal the decision, made by Judge Stefan R. Underhill in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Sept. 16, and the deadline for an appeal has passed. As a result, Underhill's decision in favor of Windsor Police Chief Kevin Searles and Detective Debra Swanson is final. Patel alleged in the lawsuit, filed in 1999, that...
  • U.S. Coast Guard Defends Against Terrorism Locally, Globally

    02/24/2006 3:56:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 353+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Capt. Steve Alvarez, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2006 – As it has for more than 200 years, the U.S. Coast Guard is carrying on its wartime service in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Coast Guardsmen served in the War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Mayaguez Incident in Cambodia in 1975, Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, and Kosovo. "During the last two centuries, (Coast Guard) cutters have been used extensively in 'brown water' combat," U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Daniel McClellan, the commander of...
  • Violence and Threats against Sri Lankan Christians increases

    02/22/2006 10:13:45 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 591+ views ^ | 2 22 06 | William Dove
    Sri Lanka has recently witnessed an increase in attacks and threats against the Christian community there. The increase has led to fears that a new wave of anti-Christian violence is about to begin, reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). According to the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) "there is a visible increase in the number of attacks on Christian places of worship and acts of intimidation during the past two months." A report from NCEASL claimed that the pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church in Galle was subject to a host of virulent threats on 6th February. He...
  • Senate Majority leader against (general) amnesty program for illegals (Is that you, Bill? FRist)

    02/21/2006 6:49:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 527+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 2/21/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    LONG BEACH - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Tuesday he opposes a general amnesty program for illegal aliens, but declined to discuss whether he would support a guest worker program that would allow millions of immigrants to temporarily work in the United States. "I oppose amnesty. Immigrants are important to our history, our economy, and are greatly valued by our country, but at the same time, our focus will be on the rule of law," the Tennessee Republican said during a visit to the immigration detention center at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Frist also said...
  • Texas Students Join Fight Against Landmines in Cambodia (Cambodia to send de-miners to Sudan)

    02/20/2006 3:22:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/09/06
    Texas Students Join Fight Against Landmines in CambodiaThu Feb 9, 10:56 AM ET To: State and Assignment Desks Contact: Kathi McGuire of People to People International, 972-359-8807 or; Web: Princess Diana wore a Halo Trust bulletproof jacket during a visit to a landmine field in Huambo, Angola, in January 1997. File photo by JOSE MANUAL RIBEIRO. ALLEN, Texas, Feb. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In a country slightly smaller than the state of Oklahoma, millions of citizens face a daily threat of death or serious injury from a weapon that is impossible to see. An average of 850 victims,...
  • Mothers Against Illegal Aliens protest focused on immigration impacts

    02/19/2006 12:32:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 532+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Feb 19, 2006 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    Cynthia and Richard Humphries from Elfrida voice their opinion as they participate in Saturday's Mother's Against Illegal Aliens rally along Highway 92 in Hereford. (By Mark Levy-Herald/Review) Mothers Against Illegal Aliens protest focused on immigration impactsBY GENTRY BRASWELLHERALD/REVIEW SIERRA VISTA — The founder of Mothers Against Illegal Aliens says the ungoverned flood of illegal immigration is ruining opportunities for “the legal families of America.” Phoenix resident Michelle Dallacroce said she founded the organization officially in January. A dozen or so demonstrators gathered Saturday morning along Highway 92 near milepost 331 in the Hunter Canyon area protesting poor immigration policy...
  • Commentary: Military Hospital's Only War is Against Death

    02/17/2006 3:21:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 296+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 17, 2006 | Master Sgt. Thomas E. Hastings, USAF
    NEW CASTLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Del., Feb. 17, 2006 – News of the grievous wounds recently suffered by two ABC television journalists covering the war in Iraq drew my attention for a special reason. Master Sgt. Thomas E. Hastings, 166th Medical Group radiology technologist, Delaware Air National Guard, performs an abdominal ultrasound to check for internal bleeding on a soldier at Balad Air Base, Iraq, in the fall of 2005. Courtesy photo   They were rushed to the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base, north of Baghdad. They couldn't have been taken to a better battlefield hospital....
  • Nations United Against Nuclear Program in Iran, Rice Says

    02/12/2006 2:44:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 334+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 12, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Elaine Wilson, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2006 – A "tremendous" coalition of countries remains united in its stance against nuclear weapon development in Iran, a situation sparking increasing international concern, said the nation's senior diplomat today. "The Iranians now need step back, look at where they are, see that they're isolated on this issue, and return to a state in which they go back and seal the activities that they have begun, ... and get back into negotiations with those who are prepared to offer them a course for civil nuclear power," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on ABC's "This Week." Rice...
  • Muslim Thuggery Veiled as Peaceful Protest?

    02/11/2006 11:56:04 AM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies · 461+ views ^ | February 11, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    On the surface, it was gratifying to note a peaceful protest by Muslims against the Mohammed caricatures today in London's Trafalgar Square. Peaceful assembly and free expression are the means by which civilized societies work out internal differences. But was today's demonstration truly a spontaneous, lawful expression of free speech, or carefully orchestrated public relations damage control for Islam? The BBC reports: Protests held in London last week sparked outrage when demonstrators carried placards with strong messages - the Metropolitan Police said some protesters could be charged with "incitement to murder". According to, last week's Muslim "protestors" carried placards...
  • Protecting People From A Terrifying Toxin: Vaccine Stimulates Immune Response Against Ricin

    02/08/2006 4:57:39 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 534+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 2-8-2006 | Ben Harder
    Protecting People from a Terrifying Toxin: Vaccine stimulates immune response against ricin Ben Harder In its first test in people, a vaccine against the toxin ricin appears safe and generates antibodies that are expected to be protective against the potential bioterrorism agent. Ricin comes from castor seeds and can cause lethal damage to the gut if swallowed or to the lungs if inhaled. Murderers and assassins have used it for centuries. The vaccine might be used to protect soldiers and first responders in advance of possible ricin exposure, says immunologist and study leader Ellen S. Vitetta of the University of...
  • Insurgents Turning Against Al-Qa'eda In Iraq

    02/05/2006 6:16:59 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 513+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-6-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Insurgents turning against al-Qa'eda in Iraq By Oliver Poole in Anbar province (Filed: 06/02/2006) Iraqi insurgent groups are turning against their former al-Qa'eda allies, amid a succession of tit-for-tat assassinations, bombings and kidnappings. Evidence of growing splits has encouraged US commanders' hopes of isolating fanatical groups - such as that led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - and drawing Sunni factions into negotiations. But American forces are cautious, saying both Iraqi and al-Qa'eda groups remain committed to attacking coalition troops. The tensions between the insurgent groups were apparent during last December's elections. Al-Qa'eda, dominated by foreign jihadis, threatened to disrupt the...
  • Mugabe Moves Against City Whites

    02/01/2006 8:21:23 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,794+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-2-2006 | Peta Torrnycroft
    Mugabe moves against city whites By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 02/02/2006) President Robert Mugabe has begun confiscating and vandalising white-owned property in Zimbabwe's cities, after taking over most farms in the countryside. His police last week evicted hundreds of people from their homes eight miles from the centre of Harare. Ian Ross, 68, the owner of Gletwyn farm, incorporated into the capital in 1996, could hardly control himself as he recalled how police turfed his workers out into the rain. "They arrived to evict the workers, which they did piece by piece, village by village compound by compound," said...
  • 'Western Media Biased Against Arabs'

    02/01/2006 3:28:33 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 519+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-1-2006 | Julia Day
    'Western media biased against Arabs' Julia Day in Qatar Wednesday February 1, 2006 Western media are biased against Arabs, parrot government views and have a negative influence on western understanding of the region, a conference organised by satellite channel al-Jazeera heard today. In a debate on whether world media build bridges or creates divisions, delegates were told that western media - and the US media in particular - need to concentrate on press freedom more than Arabic media and must radically overhaul their coverage of Arabic issues. Criticism of western media came from both western and Arab journalists and academics....
  • Tide Of Opinion Turns Against Venice Dam

    01/29/2006 4:40:03 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 483+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-29-2006 | Hialry Clarke
    Tide of opinion turns against Venice dam By Hilary Clarke in Venice (Filed: 29/01/2006) A multi-billion pound project to stop Venice disappearing under water is itself in danger of sinking under the weight of opposition from the city's mayor and the European Commission. Brussels is concerned about the impact the Ł2.9 billion Moses dam project could have on the environment, while Venice's own council believes the cash would be better spent on maintaining buildings. Water levels in Venice have risen by 32in since the 18th century, when Canaletto painted the lagoon city. Its tourist centre, St Mark's Square, floods more...
  • Straw Rules Out Threat Of Military Action Against Iran (UK)

    01/28/2006 5:46:43 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 661+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-29-2006 | Philip Sherwell - Colin Freeman
    Straw rules out threat of military action against Iran By Philip Sherwell in Washington and Colin Freeman (Filed: 29/01/2006) The international dispute over Iran's nuclear programme is heading for a showdown this week as American and British officials make a last-ditch bid to secure Russian and Chinese support for referring Teheran to the United Nations Security Council. Iran is engaging in a characteristic display of diplomatic brinkmanship as it gives off mixed signals about a Russian compromise proposal ahead of Thursday's emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Jack Straw: 'The military option is not on...