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  • Of alarms, militias, and destiny

    01/04/2013 6:45:07 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 42 replies
    Bob Owens ^ | 01/04/13 | Bob Owens
    Anyone familiar with an accurate telling of the political truths leading up to the events of mid-April, 1775 in small towns and villages west of Boston knows that while the Colonials and their British masters were at loggerheads for the better part of a decade over a number of issues including taxation and liberty, the immediate and proximate trigger of the first American Revolutionary war was an attempt by General Thomas Gage to disarm the Colonists. Yes, the American Revolution was triggered by a gun control raid that was met with force by the American people.
  • Quietly making 'impossible' cuts

    04/01/2011 1:57:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 31, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    If you propose stiff budget cuts and don't get called "heartless," does it re ally count? Republicans passed an unheard-of $61 billion in budget cuts a few weeks ago, and not only have lived to tell the tale, but have emerged without a scratch. They piled all of them on one slice of the budget (nonsecurity discretionary spending) over a compressed period (half of the remaining fiscal year), magnifying their impact and opening themselves to avenues of attack so obvious that the average College Democrat could write the campaign plan. The usual liberal outfits raised the usual alarms. "House Bill...
  • Deputies: Bad Manicure No Reason For 911( and also a man who called 911 16 times since Nov.!)

    12/29/2010 7:14:54 PM PST · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 5+ views
    WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Volusia County authorities want to make it clear that 911 is for emergencies only. Two people were arrested on Sunday for making calls that the Sheriff's Office said weren't quite of an emergency nature. The two calls were not related. Authorities said 44-year-old Cynthia Colson, of Deltona, called 911 several times after she wasn't satisfied with the length of her nails after a manicure. Deputies said Colson called 911 at least four times: twice after her original 911 call asking when deputies would arrive and a fourth time when the deputy was at the store trying...
  • Terrorist attack on U.S. predicted (Louisiana Nat'l Guard Major General)

    04/08/2010 7:40:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 47 replies · 1,491+ views
    The 2 Advocate ^ | 4-8-10 | David J. Mitchell
    Louisiana Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Hunt Downer Jr. predicted Thursday another terrorist attack will occur in the United States, saying “it’s just a question of when and where.” Downer, assistant adjutant general of the Louisiana Army National Guard, delivered the brief but stirring warning during an Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce luncheon amid a longer discussion about the need for businesses to be involved in statewide disaster planning. He said businesses are needed in the recovery of communities affected by natural and other disasters, but noted there will be no advance warning for attacks against the nation. “Make no...
  • Racist Beating in Germany Alarms Jews

    08/22/2007 7:26:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 650+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 23, 2007 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) Anti-Semitic chants against the Maccabi soccer team and a severe mob attack on Indian immigrants in eastern Germany have local Jews up in arms about racism in the country. At a summer festival Saturday night, a group of about 50 Germans, some shouting neo-Nazi slogans, chased eight Indians through the streets of the town of Muegeln and broke down the door of a pizzeria where they had sought refuge. Three of the Indians, residents of Muegeln or other towns in the region, were so brutally beaten they needed hospital treatment, according to European Jewish Press. The general secretary of...
  • Immigration crackdown alarms Ohio workers

    07/31/2006 12:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,304+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/06 | Dan Sewell - ap
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - At his Tienda La Raza grocery store and restaurant, Jose Bravo sells Spanish-language DVDs and Mexico soccer jerseys, chorizo sausage and chopped cactus. Lately, there has been another hot seller — one-way bus tickets out of here. "People that had been in the United States for a while, who were planning to stay, now they feel scared," Bravo said. He said he has sold at least 10 tickets in recent weeks to people who are moving to Michigan or other parts of Ohio, or who have decided to go back to Mexico. Tough talk on immigration over...
  • It's 2006 and the Sky is Falling..............NOT !

    01/01/2006 5:16:54 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 16 replies · 1,207+ views
    The Morning Paper | 01/01/06 | vanity
    It’s 2006 and the Sky is Falling ……………………NOT ! The Media has been all-a-twitter over the following “breathtaking” news items: 1. The NSA (National Security Agency) actually keeps track of who tries to access its website, and, if its doesn’t like the looks of a “visitor”, it brazenly takes a closer look ! Egad ! , the Privacy People cry . They’re going to peer into all those dark and nasty websites we frequent ! Well, maybe so. If NSA thinks you might be a foreign agent, or a terrorist – foreign or domestic – out to hack into their...
  • Patients receiving radioisotope scans could trigger false security alarms at airports

    07/24/2005 8:57:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 323+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | July 24, 2005 | MNT
    People having a scan that involves radioisotopes should be warned that they could set off security radiation alarms in airports for up to 30 days after the procedure, state the authors of a case report in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Richard Underwood (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK) and colleagues are calling for patients to be issued with an information card after diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving radioisotopes as standard practice. Over 18 million diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involving radioisotopes are carried out each year. Radioisotopes in scans such as those involving the thyroid gland, bone, and blood flow...
  • Reuters: Rice Alarms Reformist Arabs with Stability Remarks

    03/29/2005 5:07:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 574+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/29/05 | Jonathan Wright
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has alarmed many reformist Arabs with comments suggesting a new U.S. approach that promotes rapid political change without regard for internal stability. Rice said in an interview with the Washington Post last week the Middle East status quo was not stable and she doubted it would be stable soon. Washington would speak out for "freedom" without offering a model or knowing what the outcome would be. "This a very dangerous scheme. Anarchy will be out of control," said Hassan Nafaa, a professor of political science at Cairo University and an advocate of...
  • Officers to ignore burglar alarms, save about $600,000 a year

    01/21/2005 7:54:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies · 1,007+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/21/5 | Henry K. Lee
    They'll respond only if evidence shows a crime occurred - Burdened by thousands of false alarms, police in Fremont will become the first in California to stop responding to burglar alarms unless there is a confirmed break-in or security breach, officials said Thursday. The new policy, effective Feb. 18, will allow police in the Bay Area's fourth-largest city to handle more urgent calls and save the city about $600, 000 a year in staff time and equipment costs, Fremont Police Chief Craig Steckler said. "I'm going to get out of the alarm business," Steckler said. "I was never asked permission...
  • Dean's Bid For White House Alarms Blair Allies

    01/12/2004 9:15:45 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 139+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-13-2004 | Patrick Wintour
    Dean's bid for White House alarms Blair allies Alliance could be strained by anti-war stance Patrick Wintour Tuesday January 13, 2004 The Guardian (UK) New Labour allies of Tony Blair are becoming alarmed at the prospect of a Howard Dean US presidential candidacy, fearing it will create formidable tensions in the traditional transatlantic Democrat-Labour alliance. Amid concerns that a Dean presidential campaign would be dominated by attacks on the Bush-Blair invasion of Iraq, one ally of the prime minister has suggested that he would prefer anyone but Mr Dean as president, although in public Mr Blair will be careful to...
  • Alarm Plan: Police May Quit Reacting (Los Angeles)

    12/14/2002 4:02:37 PM PST · by Mark · 32 replies · 335+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 12/02/02 | Mariel Garza
    Alarm Plan: Police May Quit Reacting 2nd title in paper: Will Police Turn Deaf Ear to Alarms? By Mariel Garza Staff Writer Friday, December 13, 2002 - Los Angeles police officers would ignore most private residential and business burglar alarms under a plan to be considered Tuesday -- a policy many say would put Angelenos at risk of being victimized. The Police Commission is set to adopt a policy to halt automatic police response to most alarm calls unless a human being verifies that there is evidence of a break-in. The Los Angeles Police Department responds to about 136,000...
  • Radioactive Patients Set Off Subway Alarms

    12/05/2002 10:51:44 AM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 240+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-05-2002 | Emma Young
    Radioactive patients set off subway alarms 12:55 05 December 02 NewScientist.com news service Americans undergoing radioactive medical treatments risk setting off anti-terrorism sensors in public places, and subsequent strip searches by police, warn doctors at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. A 34-year-old patient who had been treated with radioactive iodine for Graves disease, a thyroid disorder, returned to their clinic three weeks later complaining he had been strip-searched twice in Manhattan subway stations. Christopher Buettner and Martin Surks report the case in a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Police had identified him...
  • FBI'S Secret Detention Of Suspect Alarms Pakistan

    11/15/2002 3:03:57 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 196+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-16-2002 | Phil Reeves
    FBI's secret detention of suspect alarms Pakistan By Phil Reeves in Lahore, Pakistan 16 November 2002 America's hunt for Osama bin Laden, and the extra-judicial methods used by intelligence agents in rounding up his alleged associates, face a new challenge in Pakistan. It centres on the secret detention of a British-trained orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Amir Aziz. American investigators suspect he provided medical treatment to Bin Laden and al-Qa'ida members in Afghanistan before the attack on the World Trade Centre. Yesterday a High Court judge in Lahore ordered the Pakistan Interior Ministry to "cause the production" of the doctor in his...