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  • U.S. household net worth posts biggest gain in a year

    03/12/2015 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-12-2015
    Rising stock prices and home values pushed the net worth of U.S. households higher in the fourth quarter, a reassuring sign for the outlook for consumer spending. The increase added $1.52 trillion to the total wealth of American families, putting it at $82.91 trillion, a report by the Federal Reserve showed on Thursday. The increase in net wealth was the largest since the fourth quarter of 2013. While U.S. consumers have appeared somewhat shy in their spending habits in recent months, Thursday's data suggests their strengthening financial footing could help convince them to open their wallets more.
  • Here's What Israeli 'Roof Knocking' Before Bombing A Target Looks Like

    07/14/2014 10:20:59 AM PDT · by Vendome · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/14/2014 | Ronana Duffy
    THIS AMAZING VIDEO from the Gaza-based Watania news agency shows Israel’s controversial ‘knock on the roof’ air-strike warning in action. The video demonstrates how a small missile strikes the house across the road from where the footage was captured. This is a warning that the house has been targeted for an air-strike. About 15 minutes later the house is completely destroyed by two separate bombs from what the agency says was two F16 fighter planes. Most of this fifteen minute period is edited out of the video. Rubble and debris are thrown into the air but when the dust clears...
  • Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

    03/21/2014 7:15:01 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 63 replies
    www.wtop.com ^ | 3/21/14 | Jesse J Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools -- even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department's civil rights arm. The suspensions -- and disparities -- begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools...
  • Ridicule Can be Countered. How to Disrupt the "Delphi Technique" (Alinsky Method)

    10/12/2012 12:46:28 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 35 replies
    http://www.learn-usa.com/transformation_process/acf002.htm ^ | March 1996 | Sandy Vanderberg, Peg Luksik
    Biden's caustic and offensive stratgegy of ridiculing Ryan is from Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals". The following links will explain a version of RforR called, "The Delphi Technique". It is used effectively to manipulate concensus. Read, learn and practice. The Delphi Technique - What is it? ... http://www.learnusa.com/transformation_process/acf001.htm The Delphi Technique - How to Disrupt It ... http://www.learnusa.com/transformation_process/acf002.htm
  • "a neighborhood full of changes and no hope"

    08/30/2012 2:12:35 PM PDT · by djone · 4 replies
    theanchoress.com ^ | August 27, 2012 | The Anchoress
    "....but this stuff is not being said in an extremist corner of the internet — it’s being said in a middle-class suburban salon in an area where 30% (or more) of the businesses are now shuttered, and houses are being foreclosed upon and then re-occupied seemingly overnight, creating what the stylist called “a neighborhood full of changes and no hope. Forget about new small businesses,” he said, gesturing across the street, where a small food shop’s “opening soon” banner had become sun-faded and worn, even as the door remained locked. “That guy is never going to open.” “I can’t get...
  • Obama grants Holder request on 'Furious' documents as contempt vote looms (Executive Privilege)

    06/20/2012 7:37:10 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 20, 2012
    President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead Wednesday morning with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway. If the vote proceeds, Republicans have more than enough votes on committee to pass the resolution. However, Holder would not be considered held in contempt of Congress unless and until the full House approves the measure.
  • An Open Letter to the Obama Campaign.

    02/27/2012 11:34:49 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Power Line Blog. Com ^ | 02/26/12 | Philip Ellender
    An open letter to the Obama campaign Byron Tau reports at Politico that the Koch Companies have released a response to the Obama campaign’s fundraising letter of this past Friday directly assaulting the Koch brothers and their business. John wrote about the disgusting nature of the Obama capping fundraising letter here, alternately quoting from and responding to it. It is a letter that comes straight out of the Alinsky playbook. Tau links to the Koch Companies’ response, a letter to the Obama campaign from Phillip Ellender, head of Government Affairs and Public Relations at the Koch Companies. It seems to...
  • AMD cuts 800m transistors from Bulldozer spec

    12/06/2011 8:37:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 06 December 2011 11:24 | Peter Scott
    AMD told extremetech.com that its Bulldozer core does not feature 2 billion transistors as previously reported, but rather 1.2 billion. The die size remained unchanged, at 315 square millimeters, so it turns out AMD is only counting transistors actually used by the chip. It seems the other 800 million are looking for work on craigslist and dreaming of moving out of their mom's basement. AMD attributed the whole issue to a simple error, but the move raised more questions than it answered. On one hand, it means AMD’s new architecture doesn’t really need 2 billion transistors to attain decent performance,...
  • Army to shrink to smallest size since Boer war

    07/18/2011 6:01:45 AM PDT · by moshiach · 53 replies
    Army to shrink to smallest size since Boer war while reservists' role bolstered • Regulars to fall from 100,000 to 84,000 after 2014 Under reforms to the Ministry of Defence published last month, senior members of the military will lose their jobs if they let costs get out of control and fail to manage budgets. The heads of the army, Royal Navy and RAF will be held accountable as never before, and responsible for cutting the number of officers.
  • Remove me please from unsolicited mail and pings. Thank you.

    07/16/2011 2:15:42 AM PDT · by joseph20 · 86 replies
    Past what...who thinks what...now?
  • Pastor Terry Jones Says Afghan U.N. Violence 'Proves My Point'

    04/01/2011 5:09:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2011 | NICK SCHIFRIN, AGHA ALEEM, LEE FERRAN and MATT GUTMAN
    Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who oversaw the burning of a Koran last month, said he did not feel responsible for the violent protest at a United Nations compound in Afghanistan today that left at least 11 dead. Instead, he said the violence proved his point. "We wanted to raise awareness of this dangerous religion and dangerous element," Jones said. "I think [today's attack] proves that there is a radical element of Islam." As for the 11 dead, which included seven U.N. staffers and guards, Jones told "Nightline" anchor Bill Weir, "We do not feel responsible, no." The deaths followed...
  • An Informational Essay For All Patriots (We must know our enemies and their tactics)

    03/20/2011 8:13:40 AM PDT · by mcmuffin · 39 replies
    ThePundit ^ | Feb 27 2011 | Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director, Portage County TEA Party, Ohio
    Saul Alinsky visits Ohio for Senate Bill 5 By: Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director, Portage County TEA Party, Ohio Fellow Patriots, this past week many or our members and our groups, for the first time since our movement began, actually faced hostile crowds in numbers significantly larger than we could muster. This was a new learning experience for most of us and, as you will see, it was not a pleasant experience. After a rally in Youngstown on Thursday, February 24, 2011, it became clear to me that, though our groups and members were learning from our experience, we were not...
  • Dang! Whut up? 3rd Earthquake in three days!

    01/12/2011 8:07:12 PM PST · by Vendome · 20 replies
    Vanity | 01/12/2011 | Vendome
    Weird. It's been years since I felt three earthquakes in a week much less in 3 days. Guess it's time to pack up and move to the Sierra's for some excellent beach front property.
  • SWEAT! Another Eartquake!

    01/12/2011 12:54:51 AM PST · by Vendome · 48 replies
    Vanity | 01/11/2011 | Vendome
    Just had another earthquake. A baby one maybe a 3? San Jose
  • Vanity: Watch Out for the Media to Attempt an "East Coast Results" Firewall

    10/25/2010 6:30:33 AM PDT · by Puddleglum · 20 replies
    self - like I said, this is a vanity | self
    I predict the media will try to stem the 2010 conservative tide by telling us "the East Coast elections are coming in stronger for Democrats than pundits thought. Exit polls are showing that voters do not trust Republicans because of [X,Y Z - insert Dem taking point]. We may in for a surprising evening, Bill..." They will do this to try to make conservatives across the rest of the nation give up, stay home, and thereby toss close elections to the Dims. I saw this in my crystal ball. This is why they give a damn about O'Donnell. You have...
  • Guard pilots retrained to fly

    04/20/2010 9:05:16 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 584+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4/20/2010 | Kahrin Deines
    Imagine flying a fighter jet at a speed of sound and reaching out for your radio switch only to discover that the control you’ve hit unexpectedly triggers your speed brake. That points to just one of the many differences pilots in the 120th Fighter Wing have had to ask their bodies to memorize as they’ve switched from one aircraft to another over the last year and a half. “It’s a game of milliseconds and split decisions that you have to make up there,” said Maj. Matt Ohman. “We can fly the plane in relatively few hours, but to be able...
  • Graham's Cap-And-Trade Pronouncement Reframes Hill Debate

    03/22/2010 10:36:03 AM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies · 435+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2010 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Is cap and trade really "dead"? After all, didn't Sen. Lindsey Graham say so? The South Carolina Republican's recent remarks -- or snippets of them -- have ricocheted around Capitol Hill and beyond in recent weeks, lending momentum to the notion that the congressional effort he is helping lead no longer plans to implement a system that requires companies to buy and sell emission credits. But Graham's remarks appear to be more political than substantive. Indeed, cap and trade remains very much a part of the debate on what legislation will look like when the closed-door negotiations are finished. Graham...
  • THE JERICHO WALK – Taking Down Strongholds! Joshua 6:1-27. (Vanity... all is vanity)

    03/11/2010 1:13:49 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 29 replies · 753+ views
    SCRIPTURE | 3-11-10 | JO NUVARK
    A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. (Proverbs 21:22)..... Using the Jericho model I would encourage you to take back your family, your neighborhood, your town, your state, your government and your country the same way God gave Jericho to Joshua. ***** Read about THE JERICHO WALK and see if this is a way for you to "TAKE BACK THE LAND"!
  • Hot abd bothered

    03/01/2009 4:49:07 AM PST · by Loyalist · 53 replies · 1,914+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | February 27, 2009 | Anne McIlroy
    "You meet the real-estate agent outside the building. The agent is a handsome man with a firm handshake. He shows you the empty apartment. You sense that he finds you attractive. You are distracted by his gorgeous smile and ask him to repeat the features of the kitchen a third time. 'Can we delay this?' you ask, 'I'm a bit distracted.' He smiles, knowing exactly why you are so distracted. You take his hand and pull him close, and kiss him. He hesitates, and then kisses you back. You run your hands over his broad back, feeling his muscular form...
  • MNSBC: Blago, Shmago--Leno's Moving to 10 PM!

    12/09/2008 10:45:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 905+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, the sitting Democratic governor of Illinois has been arrested and charged with attempting to sell Barack Obama's Senate. But enough about that. Jay Leno is starting his show 90 minutes earlier!! Yes, a bit after 1 PM today, MSNBC actually interrupted its coverage of the Blago affair to go to a news conference at which NBC honchos, with Leno present, announced that the Tonight show host would be moving from 11:30 to 10 PM. Andrea Mitchell was in the midst of a serious dialogue with Pete Williams, when someone apparently whispered in the NBC justice correspondent's ear . ....
  • Vital economic signs

    10/11/2007 6:52:06 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 3 replies · 311+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2007 | Donald Lambro
    The American economy, God bless it, isn't listening to all those doom-and-gloom predictions that we are marching headlong into a recession before the end of the year.   The professional pessimists who persistently peddle their predictions on the network news and business shows have been warning us all year that the economy is headed toward the cliff. Many of them were at it again this week — hoping against hope their cataclysmic forecasts will come to pass.  The lead economic story in The Washington Post Sunday began this way: "The economy is slowing, the dollar is falling. Wall Street is laying...
  • Army sending units back to Iraq early

    04/03/2007 4:21:18 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 46 replies · 955+ views
    AP ^ | 2 Apr 07 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON - For just the second time since the war began, the Army is sending large units back to Iraq without giving them at least a year at home, defense officials said Monday. The move signaled how stretched the U.S. fighting force has become. A combat brigade from New York and a Texas headquarters unit will return to Iraq this summer in order to maintain through August the military buildup President Bush announced earlier this year. Overall, the Pentagon announced, 7,000 troops will be going to Iraq in the coming months as part of the effort to keep 20 brigades...
  • THE BATTLE FOR BAGHDAD

    12/08/2006 12:02:22 PM PST · by Tom Zart The Poetry Man · 1 replies · 439+ views
    Tom Zart's book LOVE WAR AND MORE | Dec 2005 | Tom Zart
    THE BATTLE FOR BAGHDAD BAGHDAD Determined though scared, I walk my beat, On the deadly streets of Baghdad. Searching for any who plot our harm, Or by our death are joyous and glad. Standing in shadows caused by the moon, I’m reminded of my nights back home. I wonder if the woman I love Is growing tired of sleeping alone? I feel remorse for all who live here, For this place is a madman’s hell. And those who wish to keep it that way Must be killed or locked away in jail. My greatest fear is not my death, But...
  • Indict the New York Times ("The Newspaper Of Record[ed] Treasonous Acts")

    09/29/2006 4:21:25 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 13 replies · 975+ views
    Front Page Magazine | September 29, 2006 | Mark Holtzer
    It is an article of faith on the Left and among its fellow travelers that the Bush administration stole two elections, made war on Iraq for venal reasons, tortured hapless foreigners, and conducted illegal surveillance of innocent Americans. A corollary of this mindset is that the press, primarily the Washington Post and The New York Times, has a right, indeed a duty, to print whatever they want about the administration—even if the information compromises national security. Not true. The press is not exempt from laws that apply to everyone else. The press is not exempt from laws protecting our national...
  • The Proper Care and Feeding of the Free Republic Keyword Feature

    09/20/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 198 replies · 8,002+ views
    <p>The Free Republic keyword feature serves a valuable purpose, it alerts posters to topics that they are interested in and supplements those topics which aren't already listed as available topics.</p> <p>1. Please do not add words like "and" and "the" to the keywords. And PLEASE do not add every word from your title to the keywords, that's just plain annoying.</p>
  • Why Christians should welcome, rather than stigmatize, unwed mothers and their children.

    09/20/2006 6:23:31 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 386 replies · 3,924+ views
    http://www.christianitytoday.com ^ | 9 16 06 | Amy Laura Hall
    Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, had a way with words. In 1922, she wrote a book chapter titled "The Cruelty of Charity." Charity toward the poor, especially toward poor immigrants, she opined, only "encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others, which brings with it … a dead weight of human waste."
  • The United States of America vs. Bill Keller

    09/12/2006 2:17:22 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 1,228+ views
    NY Magazine ^ | 19 September 2006 | Joe Hagan
    The United States of America vs. Bill Keller How hard is it to be executive editor of the New York Times today? The White House calls him a traitor. He gets roasted every day on talk shows and blogs. The newsroom is losing faith. The paper is shrinking. And the worst part is that fighting back means overcoming his own nature... ...For a meeting without historical precedent, the president of the United States had called the Times to the White House to personally try to prevent a state secret from appearing in print—an exposé of the National Security Agency’s efforts...
  • Democrats call White House rhetoric on Iraq 'outrageous'

    09/03/2006 7:29:42 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 71 replies · 1,461+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3 September 2006 | Staff
    Opposition Democrats expressed outrage at a campaign by President George W. Bush's administration portraying critics of the Iraq war as defeatists reminiscent of those who tried to appease Nazis before World War II. Bush's top aides, including Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, delivered strident speeches last week describing the conflict in Iraq as a crucial part of the "war on terror," invoking World War II and the Cold War. "Can we truly afford to believe somehow, some way, vicious extremists can be appeased?" Rumsfeld asked in his address. Democratic lawmakers said the White House was trying...
  • Pakistan Bows To Pressure And Arrests Taliban Fighters

    08/15/2006 6:58:26 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Pakistan bows to pressure and arrests Taliban fighters (Filed: 16/08/2006) Pakistan reacted to pressure from Britain and other Western powers yesterday by arresting dozens of Taliban fighters suspected of attacking British soldiers across the border in Afghanistan. At least 27 suspected Taliban warriors were arrested at the private al-Khair Hospital in Quetta where some were receiving medical treatment for wounds. Meanwhile in the port city of Karachi, police arrested a suspected Islamic militant accused of training religious students to become suicide bombers and deploying them against coalition troops in Afghanistan. There have been months of diplomatic wrangling over Pakistan's apparent...
  • When Did "And" Become Part of Dates and Numbers? (Vanity)

    07/16/2006 7:57:39 AM PDT · by proudofthesouth · 35 replies · 493+ views
    Something that I've noticed alot recently is the use of the word "and" when speaking dates and numbers. Examples: 1. Two Thousand AND Six (2006) 2. One Hundred AND Ninety Five (195) 3. The address is Three Hundred AND Seven (307) ------ Street 4. The temperature in ------ is One Hundred AND Two (102) degrees. 5. The driver qualified at One Hundred AND Eighty Six (186) miles per hour. I've noticed news, weather and sportscasters all using the "and" word with numbers. When I went to school back in the 60's and 70's, my classmates and I were reprimanded when...
  • Killer Kangaroo and 'Duck of Doom' Fossils Found

    07/12/2006 2:26:18 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 976+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com ^ | 7 12 06 | aolnews.com
    SYDNEY (July 12) - Forget cute, cuddly marsupials. A team of Australian paleontologists say they have found the fossilized remains of a fanged killer kangaroo and what they describe as a "demon duck of doom." A University of New South Wales team said the fearsome fossils were among 20 previously unknown species uncovered at a site in northwest Queensland state. Professor Michael Archer said on Wednesday the remains of a meat-eating kangaroo with wolf-like fangs were found as well as a galloping kangaroo with long forearms that could not hop like a modern kangaroo. "Because they didn't hop, these were...
  • Comic and TV Host Jan Murray Dead at 89

    07/03/2006 1:00:46 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 1,726+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 3 06 | SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES - Jan Murray, one of the fabled generation of comics who rose from the Catskills to prime time TV, tickling fans of the 1950s game show "Treasure Hunt," has died. He was 89. Murray, who appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, died Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills, son Howard Murray said in a telephone interview Monday. "Treasure Hunt" ran from 1956 to 1959 in both daytime and prime time versions, first on ABC and later on NBC. The contestant who won a quiz got to pick among treasure chests, which contained anything "from a...
  • The ant and the grasshopper(classic and modern versions)

    06/07/2006 7:54:02 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 454+ views
    email | ? | email
    CLASSIC VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MODERN VERSION: IF THIS ISN'T THE TRUTH!!!! The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and...
  • Globalism, Neo-Tribalism And False Reality

    05/21/2006 6:43:44 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 17 replies · 424+ views
    TYSKYNEWS.COM ^ | 7-7-99 | Graham L. Strachan
    Brock Chisolm, former Director of the (United Nations) World Health Organization, is quoted as saying, "To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas." [GWB quote of the day, 7/7/1999]. Remove from the minds of men? Doesn't that sound like mental conditioning? How does that square with the Alexander Downer/Tim Fischer version of globalism as freer markets? It doesn't, does it? Some years ago another hero of the globalist-Left, B.F.Skinner, in his book Beyond Freedom and Dignity, mounted a concerted attack on what he...
  • The Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation

    03/05/2006 7:57:56 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 19 replies · 659+ views
    National Center ^ | Unknown | George Washington
    1 Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present. 2 When in company, put not your hands to any part of the body not usually discovered. 3 Show nothing to your friend that may affright him. 4 In the presence of others, sing not to yourself with a humming voice, or drum with your fingers or feet. 5 If you cough, sneeze, sigh, or yawn, do it not loud but privately, and speak not in your yawning, but put your handkerchief or hand before your face and turn aside. 6...
  • The deal on Dubai

    03/04/2006 5:59:46 PM PST · by rambo316 · 196 replies · 1,708+ views
    To The Point News ^ | 03/03/06 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    In Dubai, everyone refers to their ruler, Emir Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, as "MBR." Just to give you an idea of how he is into tourism not terrorism, here's a quick story. He has closed circuit television in his private office. And what are the cameras trained on? Immigration/passport control lines at the airport. If MBR sees the lines are getting too long, he picks up the phone and orders more personnel to reduce the lines. Again, his focus is tourism not terrorism. The US Navy docks its ships at Dubai more often than at any other non-US port in...
  • Better Jointness Needed Between Military and Diplomats, Rice Says

    01/18/2006 5:03:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 242+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2006 – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today highlighted the importance of promoting a more cooperative working relationship between American diplomats and the U.S. military in order to achieve global objectives. "Over the past 15 years, as violent state failure has become a greater global threat, our military has borne a disproportionate share of post-conflict responsibilities because we have not had the standing civilian capability to play our part fully," she said in a speech at Georgetown University here. "This was true in Somalia, in Haiti, in Bosnia, in Kosovo and it is still partially true in...
  • Fact Sheet: Progress and the Work Ahead in Iraq

    01/10/2006 5:18:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 280+ views
    White House ^ | Jan 10, 2005
    Today, President Bush Addressed Members Of The Veterans Of Foreign Wars On Progress On Our Strategy For Victory In Iraq. The President discussed the political, security, and economic elements of the strategy for victory in the central front of the War on Terror, what has been achieved, the challenges faced at the start of 2006, and what the American people can expect to see in the year ahead. The Political Component Of Victory In Iraq: In The Past 12 Months, Iraq Has Undergone A Political Transformation That Is Virtually Without Precedent. Iraqis have completed three successful nationwide elections, voted for...
  • Penn & Teller... Pro-Gun?????

    01/07/2006 1:42:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 72 replies · 5,506+ views
    Up late I was surfing the channels and came upon Penn & Teller's Showtime program "Bulls*#@!" as they say... I have never been a big fan of Penn nor Teller, but they had the Second Amendment and were discussing it. Well, you could have slapped me to 4th Street! Penn & Teller were for the Second Amendment! And they did one of the best jobs I've ever seen of pulling the teeth from that famous liberal chant: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state" means only the state has the right to bear arms...
  • Terrorism and Hollywood

    01/05/2006 9:34:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 857+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Jan 5, 2006
    The film "Syriana" is based on the true story of a CIA operative sent to assassinate Saddam Hussein, and the agent's near murder by Palestinian terrorists from Hezbulah. But in the hands of actor/producer George Clooney, Americans are shown to be greedy and corrupt while suicide bombers are presented as freedom fighters.
  • SECNAV Visits with Wounded Sailors and Marines

    01/05/2006 4:27:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 168+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Chief Journalist Craig P. Strawser
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- On what was only his second day in office, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Donald Winter, visited with wounded Sailors and Marines, and the hospital staff at National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda. In his first message to the fleet after being sworn in Jan. 3, as the 74th SECNAV, Winter expressed how important it was to take care of the men and women of the fleet saying, “People are our most valuable asset. Nothing can play so decisive a role as well-trained, highly motivated Sailors and Marines who believe in their mission.” Winter reinforced those sentiments...
  • Email I received

    12/01/2005 9:02:54 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 31 replies · 1,579+ views
    email | unknown
    Dear Cyberfriends:    I thought this historical fact would be of interest if you were not aware of this.     One detail that is not mentioned, in DC, there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument.  So read on.     With all the uproar about removing the Ten  Commandments, etc... this historical information is worth a moment or two of your time.    On the East face of the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington DC, are displayed two words: "Laus Deo."  No one can see these words.  In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally...
  • Guns and Alzheimer's don't mix (well Duh alert)

    11/29/2005 1:00:06 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 863+ views
    The Daily Press ^ | November 28, 2005
    Hunting season brings concerns for gun safety in the hands of persons with Alzheimer's disease. While it may seem for some that hunting and handling guns has been a lifelong skill, the complex mental skills required by the safe handling of guns are usually lost early in the process of dementia. Studies into the behavior of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias indicate that threatening and unsafe behavior caused by impaired judgment has been found to occur in 30 to 50 percent of persons with AD. The presence of guns could contribute to serious consequences of life threatening injury...
  • The New York Times and the Jews

    11/17/2005 10:37:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 518+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 17th, 2005 | Ed Lasky
    The New York Times narcissistically regards itself as the patron saint of minorities. The paper shifts into attack mode whenever it sees the slightest and most ephemeral whiff of prejudice against blacks, women, or immigrants – especially Muslims. Private golf clubs, college sports teams, corporations, the Patriot Act, all have been tarred by the Times in their quest to abolish prejudice. Yet the New York Times seems to take the opposite approach when dealing with one particular minority: Jews. The Times’ method of dealing with anti-Semitism ranges across a very narrow and disheartening spectrum: indifference, whitewashing, defense and promotion of...
  • Officer charged with abuse(got a 15year old drunk and molested her)

    10/05/2005 2:54:32 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 1,408+ views
    http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/ ^ | 10 4 05 | MELANIE BENNETT
    Third officer this year to face charges; Johnson accused of molesting girl, 15 A Columbus police officer was charged Saturday night with sexually abusing a teenage girl. Bruce Anthony Johnson, 41, of 1050 Farr Road, was charged with aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, statutory rape, enticing a child for indecent purposes and two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor. He is scheduled to appear in court this morning. Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren said the investigation began Friday afternoon, and the allegations involved a 15-year-old girl. "We started the investigation Friday afternoon, and the investigation continued until Saturday evening...
  • What Michael Moore and Liberals Don’t (and Will Never) Understand About the Second Amendment

    09/06/2005 11:52:50 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 135 replies · 2,648+ views
    http://mensnewsdaily.com ^ | September 06, 2005 | http://mensnewsdaily.com
    Some of the most heartening tales coming out of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are the tales of Americans standing up and taking responsibility for their own safety and survival rather than whining about “the government” not taking care of them. The Washington Post reports that in Popps Ferry Landing, a neighborhood near Biloxi, Mississippi, the local neighborhood watch is keeping an armed night watch to prevent looters from invading the neighborhood. Following the looting of the local Dollar Store, neighbors who very rarely spoke to each other, got together to protect their own. They’re not going out hunting down...
  • Katrina and the Second Amendment

    09/05/2005 10:52:11 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 1,542+ views
    http://soapbox.townhall.com ^ | 9 4 05 | Laura Hirschfeld-Hollis
    Finally, some people are taking necessary action. Let the word go out - if you are threatening the authorities, innocent victims or people trying to help with evacuation and rescue efforts, this is what will happen to you. Much has already been said about the dismal response of local, state and federal authorities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the terrible suffering that tens of thousands of people are enduring as a result. I don't intend to add to that thread. Instead, what has struck me about this disaster is that it has demonstrated what Second Amendment defenders have...
  • Peace and Love at Rally Surprises Police, and Soldiers (Israel)

    08/04/2005 3:31:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 272+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 04, '05 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Police and IDF officers have been training troops to expect curses and calls of "Nazi. Traitor" from anti-expulsion protestors. More than 15,000 in the Ofakim march sang songs and talked to them. More than 45,000 people were at the rally at Ofakim, the night after a similar number attended the rally at nearby Sderot, and thousands more were not able to arrive because the police closed off roads two miles away. Following speeches by leaders, rabbis and politicians, the crowd marched through the town to the main intersection and continued another mile until police and soldiers prohibited them from continuing....
  • Tolerance in Britain: Prominent Jews targeted by Muslims and neo-Nazis

    07/20/2005 2:23:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 728+ views
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 15/02/2004 | Rajeev Syal
    In Canada, a Muslim association got Bill Baker to speak; in Britain, "prominent Jews in Britain are being targeted in a wave of anti-Semitic harassment by far-Right and Islamic fundamentalist organisations
  • Senate passes "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act"

    06/30/2005 12:53:40 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 827+ views
    email | 6 29 05 | Gretchen Randall
    Senate passes "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act" By Gretchen Randall Date: June 29, 2005 Issue: The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act (S. 260) passed the U.S. Senate Monday with unanimous approval. The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is the primary program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delivering habitat improvement projects on private land through voluntary agreements with private landowners. The bill authorizes the program for the next five years (2006-2011) and provides $75 million each year for this habitat conservation program. Noting that approximately 60 percent of fish and wildlife in the United States are...