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  • Armed US Police Could Be On London Streets

    02/06/2007 10:38:17 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 891+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-6-2007 | Brendan Carlin - John Steele
    Armed US police could be on London streets By Brendan Carlin and John Steele Last Updated: 10:01am GMT 06/02/2007 Armed foreign police could patrol the streets of London during the 2012 Olympics under an unprecedented scenario outlined by one of Scotland Yard’s most senior officers. Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, the man in charge of security preparations for the Games and Britain’s most senior Muslim police officer, also raised the prospect of British troops being drafted in to help with the huge security challenges. Security experts are privately debating how to protect the Olympics from terror attacks from Islamic extremist “jihadi”...
  • Deputy Under Secretary Richard Wannemacher to attend EchoTaps at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

    01/22/2007 5:55:31 PM PST · by sailordoc · 3 replies · 275+ views
    We are pleased to announce that Richard A. Wannemacher, Jr., Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – National Cemetery Administration, has accepted our invitation to address the audience attending EchoTaps Worldwide 2007 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN on May 19, 2007. VA Memorial Affairs is responsible for providing burial space for Veterans and their eligible family members; maintaining National Cemeteries as national shrines, sacred to the honor and memory of those interred or memorialized there; marking the graves of Veterans with a Government-provided headstone or marker; providing Presidential Memorial Certificates in...
  • Bush: U.S. Needs to Increase Army Size

    12/20/2006 12:18:11 PM PST · by Man of the Right · 9 replies · 595+ views
    President Bush says the U.S. needs to increase the size of Army and Marines, and says strategy and tactics in Iraq will change to meet the situation on the ground. Bush also said Wednesday that insurgents in Iraq thwarted U.S. efforts at "establishing security and stability throughout the country" in 2006. At a year-end news conference, Bush said the United States will "ask more of our Iraqi partners" in 2007, and he pledged to work with the new Democratic Congress, as well. Bush sidestepped one question _ whether he would order a so-called surge of troops in Iraq as a...
  • Bush: U.S. Needs to Increase Army Size

    12/20/2006 12:18:02 PM PST · by Man of the Right · 3 replies · 381+ views
    President Bush says the U.S. needs to increase the size of Army and Marines, and says strategy and tactics in Iraq will change to meet the situation on the ground. Bush also said Wednesday that insurgents in Iraq thwarted U.S. efforts at "establishing security and stability throughout the country" in 2006. At a year-end news conference, Bush said the United States will "ask more of our Iraqi partners" in 2007, and he pledged to work with the new Democratic Congress, as well. Bush sidestepped one question _ whether he would order a so-called surge of troops in Iraq as a...
  • Explosive Turn In Bolivia

    09/10/2006 12:20:56 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 397+ views
    Publius Pundit ^ | 9 Sept 2006 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Bolivia is on fire. The fiery democratic revolutionary babes of Santa Cruz are no more. Now, it’s angry citizens of The Media Luna - four provinces, led by Santa Cruz, fighting to the last man against the brutal expansionary communism of Evo Morales’ Bolivia. This is going well beyond peaceful demonstrations to the first stages of insurgency and maybe war. Revolutionary war. They are fighting tyranny. They’re fighting with axes, fists, and cudgels, in an action that began with a general strike Friday in four provinces against Morales’ effort to rewrite the constitution to maximize his own power. Attendence was...
  • Armed Forces Voters Week Focuses on Electronic Options

    09/06/2006 6:36:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 285+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- The Defense Department is focusing efforts to ensure servicemembers stationed overseas and in the United States know their options for voting in the 2006 congressional and local elections. Sept. 3-9 is Armed Forces Voters Week. Officials caution that this is the last safe week to submit a Federal Post Card Application, or request voter registration forms and absentee ballots that meet most state deadlines. The Defense Department is responsible for ensuring the right to vote for military members and their families, and also for U.S. citizens living overseas. It accomplishes this through the Federal Voting...
  • Rules of engagement set for political participation

    07/12/2006 6:42:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    7/12/2006 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Political freedom is something the military has defended since the founding of the United States. But, while free to participate in the political process, there are some rules military members need to know. "Our main job is to follow the orders that come down our chain of command, which has an elected official at the top," said Maj. Frank Minogue, chief of civil law for Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. "It would undermine our whole command structure if it appeared that the Air Force was supporting one side,...
  • America Supports You: Baseball's Nationals Honor Armed Forces

    07/03/2006 1:56:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 212+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Petty Officer 3rd Class John R. Guardiano, USN
    WASHINGTON, July 3, 2006 – Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals honored members of the U.S. armed forces yesterday during pre-game festivities that highlighted the organization's annual military appreciation day. Eighteen new military recruits took the oath of enlistment; five veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Hurricane Katrina were honored; and fans were asked to show their support by sending a text message of support to the troops through the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program. "Baseball has a long history with the American military, dating back to World War II," said Josh Golden, the Nationals' manager for entertainment. In fact, more...
  • Armed Services YMCA Recognizes Supporting Individuals, Organiztions

    05/12/2006 5:19:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2006 – The Armed Services YMCA honored individuals and organizations for their support of military families in 2005 at its 19th Annual Recognition Luncheon here today. Bryce Moorehouse, 11, shows Navy Force Master Chief Dave Pennington his art contest entry that earned first place during the Armed Services YMCA 19th Annual Recognition Luncheon in Washington. Bryce's mother, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Andrea Palermo, is stationed at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The ASYMCA provides social and support services for military families, organization officials said. Last...
  • Lawmakers seek to expand self-defense rights(MN)

    05/04/2006 11:10:54 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-4-06 | ap
    Lawmakers seek to expand self-defense rights Associated Press ST. PAUL - Several Republican lawmakers are introducing legislation to expand the right of citizens to use deadly force against attackers. Court rulings in Minnesota have already recognized what's known as the Castle Doctrine, which is the notion that a person's home is their castle and they have a right to defend it against an imminent threat. But Representative Tony Cornish and Sen. Pat Pariseau want to enshrine that right in state law. They also want a broader definition of castle that includes personal vehicles, businesses and even public places. The lawmakers...
  • Illusionist Tricks Armed Robbers(David Copperfield)

    04/26/2006 12:29:37 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 72 replies · 4,178+ views ^ | 4 26 06 | Associated Press
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - David Copperfield has magically escaped getting robbed. The 49-year-old illusionist was walking with two female assistants to their tour bus after his show Sunday at a performing arts center when four teens pulled up in a black car, a police report said. Two armed robbers allegedly got out of the car and demanded the group's belongings. One woman handed over $400 from her pockets and the other gave up her purse with 200 euros, $100, her passport, plane tickets and a cell phone. Copperfield refused to empty his pockets, the report said. Copperfield says he...
  • Rumsfeld Calls Armed Forces Tribute to Unfaltering U.S. Human Spirit

    04/18/2006 5:55:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 159+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld pointed today to two events that occurred on this date in history -- Col. Jimmy Doolittle's 1942 air raid on Tokyo and the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and its aftermath -- as examples of America's spirit in the face of adversity. "I mention these moments of triumph and tragedy because they remind us of the character of the American people and how Americans, over time, can and do overcome what might seem to be insurmountable difficulties," Rumsfeld told Pentagon reporters. It's a spirit Rumsfeld said is embodied in today's...
  • MIT, Brigham: Nanoparticles Armed to Combat Cancer

    04/11/2006 2:37:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 428+ views ^ | 4/10/06
    Ultra-small particles loaded with medicine - and aimed with the precision of a rifle - are offering a promising new way to strike at cancer, according to researchers working at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital. In a paper to appear the week of April 10 in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team reports a way to custom design nanoparticles so they home in on dangerous cancer cells, then enter the cells to deliver lethal doses of chemotherapy. Normal, healthy cells remain unscathed. print this page email this page The team conducted...
  • Armed Forces Boxing Champs Crowned in California

    02/16/2006 5:32:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 290+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Williams, USN
    NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 16, 2006 – Army boxers topped all services with 13 points at last week's 2006 Armed Forces Boxing Championships here. Marine Corps Cpl. Raymond Maldonado takes a jab from Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Fusianto during the 2006 Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Williams, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Marine Corps took second place with 7 points, while the Navy and Air Force tied for third with 4 points each. Each night of boxing brought in a...
  • Armed Arabs Storm Rafiah Border, EU Observers Flee in Panic

    12/30/2005 7:51:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,004+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec 30, '05 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Anarchy in the Palestinian Authority (PA) spread to the Rafiah border crossing, which was closed Friday morning after European Union (EU) observers fled 100 armed PA policemen who formed a blockade. The gunmen who stormed the compound belong to the unstable ruling Fatah party of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas. One of their members was killed in a clash Thursday between terrorists. After the compound was stormed, the EU's observers stationed at the crossing quickly fled the scene in panic while the gunmen prevented vehicles from reaching the crossing. The observers are responsible for monitoring the crossing and enforcing the agreement...
  • If a black man is armed, Is he a criminal

    12/04/2005 1:47:44 PM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies · 952+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 4 Dec 05 | Vin Suprynowicz
    VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: If a black man is armed, is he a criminal? An "old police tradition of requiring off-duty officers to carry their weapons -- 'always armed, always on duty' -- is being scaled back in police departments nationwide following the shootings of off-duty officers by colleagues who thought they were criminals," The Associated Press reported Nov. 28 in a story datelined Providence, R.I.
  • Marines celebrate 230 years of ‘special operations’

    11/10/2005 12:57:59 AM PST · by Sailor6468 · 25 replies · 986+ views
    THE STATE ^ | November 10, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    More than just a branch of America’s armed forces, the modern U.S. Marine Corps serves as a model that other military forces worldwide have attempted to emulate, with varying degrees of success. Marines are aware of this, and justifiably proud. But that pride has not always been conducive to working and playing well with others.
  • Boy who had toy gun dies after being shot(Palestinian)

    11/06/2005 8:00:07 AM PST · by radar101 · 27 replies · 660+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | NOV.6, 2005 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM – A 12-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot by Israeli troops while holding a toy gun last week died of his wounds yesterday, relatives and medical officials said. Israeli forces mistook the boy for an armed militant during an exchange of gunfire Thursday in the West Bank town of Jenin and later discovered he was carrying a toy M-16 rifle, military officials said. The boy, Ahmed Ismail Khatib, was taken to an Israeli hospital with wounds to his head and stomach. Dr. Tzvi Ben-Yishai, a spokesman for Rambam Hospital in the Israeli city of Haifa, said the boy died...
  • Armed Services YMCA Improves Quality of Life

    09/13/2005 5:34:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 303+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sep 13, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Brian A. Tuthill
    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif., Sept. 13, 2005 – For more than 140 years, the Armed Services YMCA continues to increase quality of life for service members and their families by offering support to communities and families. For director Anita Neu-Fultz and her staff at the Combat Center ASYMCA, that goal is paramount and unwavering as they volunteer to help others year-round. "Many people do not even know the Armed Service YMCA even exists," said Neu-Fultz. "They hear YMCA, and they think of sports programs and hotels and gyms and pools. But not many realize what we actually do here. We are...
  • Illeagal Immagrants Huge Pot Bust Strawberry, Arizona

    08/17/2005 12:43:59 PM PDT · by drdemars · 26 replies · 1,166+ views
    Arizona Daily sun ^ | 08/17/2005 | Cindy Cole
    Four illegal Mexican immigrants arrested in a Monday raid on a large marijuana farm near Strawberry have been booked into Coconino County jail, one seen guarding the crop with an assault rifle, another taken down by a police dog when he ran.
  • Besieged homeowner sticks it out

    08/15/2005 7:42:07 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 1,398+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/15/5 | Chip Johnson
    It's been nearly six months since Oakland homeowner Patrick McCullough faced down a group of young men outside his home, wounding one of them during a scuffle, and he is still dealing with the fallout. The latest blow came last week when McCullough read a newspaper article that said his insurance company had agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a claim brought by the family of Melvin McHenry, the 16-year-old shot in the arm during the struggle outside McCullough's home on 59th Street. McCullough said he almost choked on his blueberry muffin when he read the article. "We were assured...
  • Armed Forces Stretched Beyond Limit (UK)

    06/14/2005 6:33:26 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 350+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-15-2005 | Thomas Harding
    Armed Forces stretched beyond limit By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 15/06/2005) A damning report on the Armed Forces' ability to go on operations has concluded that more than a third of the military are experiencing serious weaknesses. The National Audit Office says today that there is a potential crisis facing the military with so many troops deployed in operations overseas and a possible brigade-size operation in Afghanistan next year. The Government's commitments abroad have used up a vast amount of equipment and led to serious curtailment of training, the Whitehall spending watchdog says. Under the Ministry of Defence traffic...
  • Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day 2005 Message From the Secretary of Defense (5/21 & 5/31)

    05/20/2005 5:21:12 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 409+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 20, 2005 | Sec. Def. Donald H. Rumsfeld
    I am pleased to join millions of Americans in honoring the brave men and women in uniform -- those who serve today, those who have fallen in battle, and those veterans who proudly served in the past. My father volunteered to serve in the Navy after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Millions enlisted to battle against the tide of tyranny then threatening the world. And I was privileged to serve in the Navy some 50 years ago. Now, more than 50 years later, I count my time in uniform as a most important period in my life. Thousands, if...
  • Iraqi Rebels Better Armed Than We First Thought, Say US Marines

    05/15/2005 5:44:10 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-15-2005 | Olover Poole
    Iraqi rebels better armed than we first thought, say US marines By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 16/05/2005) Iraqi insurgents have proved to be better equipped and more elusive than expected, United States marines have said at the end of a week-long operation near the Syrian border. Many rebels wore bullet-proof vests and a number had Soviet-designed armour piercing bullets and night sights, equipment rarely seen previously in Iraq. In one clash two marines were killed when militant fighters lay on their backs in the narrow gap under a house and fired through the concrete floor. The end of the...
  • The Arizona Minutemen III: The Everyman Among Us

    04/22/2005 8:44:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,096+ views
    In The Arizona Minutemen II, I mentioned that Arizona’s Minuteman Project is restoring the concept of Militia in its proper light, and that the mission of any Militia is that – made up of everyday constituents – Militias of everyday constituents have always been the first line of defense. Adding power to this concept is the resonant idea of putting more cops on the street, the official equivalent to constituent-manned Militia. Sheer numbers with legal authority both have. President Clinton enunciated this policy when he promised 100,000 new officers on the street, though it never became a reality, even as...
  • The War of the Wrong - (truth behind AWB-"Assault Weapons Ban"; libs want you defenseless)

    04/02/2005 9:19:12 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 837+ views
    Just as there is a War on Drugs and a War on Terrorism ongoing in this country, there is a war without such a catchy name that continues unabated in America. That is the War on Guns. And just as the War on Drugs has spent billions of dollars with quite literally nothing to show for it but growing incidences of violence and the highest incarceration rates in the world; and as the War on Terrorism has cost untold losses of liberty to date; the War on Guns has prohibitive expenses all its own. The grassroots forces in the War...
  • That church shooting

    03/22/2005 5:39:37 AM PST · by Mikey · 18 replies · 665+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 22, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    A man walked into a church in Wisconsin two weeks ago and shot dead seven people before turning the gun on himself. He fired a total of 22 rounds from a 9 mm handgun. He wounded four others. No one knows exactly what set off this nutcase, Terry Ratzmann. It doesn't really matter. The bloodbath is sure to evoke new cries for gun control in America. No doubt some so-called "Christians" will even embrace this draconian, freedom-destroying solution to random or planned violence in this country. But let me tell you why this is exactly the wrong prescription. There were...
  • Fort Huachuca fighters capture bronze, gold medals

    01/30/2005 8:09:25 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/30/05 | Rodney Haas
    FORT HUACHUCA - With the screams of his fellow soldiers from Fort Huachuca, Nathaniel Hicks used of barrage of punches in the final round to claim a 25-18 decision over Paul Eghareva of Fort Drum, N.Y., on Saturday night at the All Army Boxing Championships at Barnes Field House. "It motivated me when they started to scream my name, and it gave me more power to go out there and do good," Hicks said. Hicks, however, won't be advancing to the Armed Forces Championship, Feb. 17-19 at Fort Huachuca in the 165-weight class, but he did walk away with the...
  • CA: Armed with new report, senator will reintroduce health care plan (Sheila Kuehl,D-Santa Monica)

    01/19/2005 8:03:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 519+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 1/19/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO - Armed with a new report showing big savings and backed by the Legislature's two leaders, a Democratic lawmaker announced plans Wednesday to reintroduce her bill to create a universal health care system that would cover all Californians. The study by the Lewin Group, a Virginia consulting firm, predicts the legislation would save California $343.6 billion in health care costs over the next 10 years, mainly by cutting administration and using bulk purchases of drugs and medical equipment. The study was paid for by Health Care for All - California, a nonprofit group that supports universal coverage. The bill's...
  • These gun club members take aim at unlikely stereotypes: other gays and lesbians(pink pistols club)

    01/10/2005 12:50:42 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 24 replies · 1,266+ views ^ | 1 6 05 | MOSI SECRET
    Alongside U.S. 59, several miles north of the Loop, sits the appropriately named 59 Gun Range. Run-down homes, vacant lots and a fireworks emporium line its block. Immediately adjacent is Pancho's Mobile Homes, a makeshift sales lot marked by a hand-painted sign, where dented trailers teeter on cinder blocks like derailed train cars. In the smoky gun shop, which forms the lobby of the range, a wispy teenager with long, oily hair and a dimwitted but lively gaze drawls about the thrills of gun recoil. His sidekick affirms with a crooked smile. At one of the shadowy shooting lanes, Marie...
  • Pictures from an intervention: Venezuela Government takes over Hato El Charcote

    01/09/2005 5:18:21 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 9, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    The Government of Cojedes state took over as proimised the British owned cattle ranch Hato El Charcote. The Goveror stil claims they are respecing private property, but "it is not absolute" whatever that means. You can read more about it here, here and here. The people at the bottom are not part of the intervention, they are the invaders of the ranch, who are protesting because the Government apparently is not going to give them the intervened land, but it will be handed over to 28 cooperatives of farmers.
  • Abbas Calls for End of Armed Uprising

    12/14/2004 10:21:25 AM PST · by crushelits · 9 replies · 324+ views ^ | Dec. 14, 2004 | GAVIN RABINOWITZ
    JERUSALEM (AP) - The armed uprising against Israel is a mistake and must end, interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview published Tuesday, signaling his determination to change direction after Yasser Arafat's death. Palestinian militants have enjoyed broad support among Palestinians during more than four years of conflict with Israel. Abbas' affirmation of a somewhat unpopular view comes at the height of his campaign for Palestinian Authority president. Abbas is the frontrunner in the Jan. 9 election to succeed Arafat as Palestinian Authority president. Abbas, a pragmatist, has the support of Israel and the international community. While...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Draining Terror's Financial Swamps

    11/04/2004 2:09:22 PM PST · by forty_years · 795+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 4, 2004 | Douglas Farah
    Editor's note: Readers may be interested in two related stories: "Invested in Terrorism" and "BBC: U.S. Damned if it does and damned if it doesn't". -ALJ Douglas Farah uncovered the story of al-Qaeda's involvement in West Africa's diamond smuggling while reporting on Africa for the Washington Post, which he described in Blood from Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror (New York: Broadway, 2004). Mr. Farah, now a consultant, freelance writer on terror finance and national security matters, and a senior fellow at the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, addressed the Middle East Forum in New York City on...
  • S Africans 'Armed To The Hilt'

    10/28/2004 7:35:42 AM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 1,255+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-28-2004 | Guy Lamb
    S Africans 'armed to the hilt' South Africans own more guns than the police and army South African civilians own more guns than the police and military combined, according to a study by Gun Free South Africa and Cape Town University. Some 8.4% of the population own a gun, which amounts to 3.7 million firearms, the researchers found. In the region, on average 2.27% of the population own guns, while Mozambique has a rate of 0.04%, the study says. South Africa has one of the world's highest incidences of gun-related crime which has led to new fire arm laws. Apartheid...
  • Central New York an armed fortress for Republican convention

    08/25/2004 10:13:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 320+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/04 | AFP - NY
    NEW YORK (AFP) - New York authorities are turning central Manhattan into an armed security fortress for the four-day Republican National Convention that opens next Monday to nominate President George W. Bush (news - web sites) for a second four-year term. "The city and the state as well as many agencies and thousands of individuals have come together in partnership to provide an unprecedented, comprehensive level of security to protect this great city and the convention," said US Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Ridge's declaration of both the Republican convention, and the Democratic convention held in Boston last month --...
  • A Tribute to Our Troops

    06/21/2004 7:54:42 PM PDT · by kidkosmic1 · 39 replies · 3,723+ views
    This is long overdue for me. A tribute to our armed forces. Thank you, all. I do not consider your sacrifices in vain. The American Flame
  • Memories of 2000 energize Dem organizers (St. Louis RATS armed with Palm Pilots)

    04/28/2004 6:52:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 212+ views ^ | 4/27/04 | Ron Fournier
    Memories of 2000 energize Dem organizers By Ron Fournier, AP Political Writer April 27, 2004 ST. LOUIS -- Armed with Palm Pilots and a $95 million budget, Democratic organizers hope to exploit voters' anger toward President Bush and the disputed outcome of the 2000 election to produce a record-breaking Nov. 2 turnout. They're doing it the old-fashioned way -- knocking on doors and registering voters -- with information-age technology, such as the hand-held computers carried street-to-street by canvassers. "There's going to be people crawling out of the woodwork to vote against Bush after what happened in 2000 and what he's...
  • Man Who Killed Armed Intruder Jailed Eight Years

    03/24/2004 4:56:59 AM PST · by Salgak · 45 replies · 452+ views
    The SCOTSMAN ^ | Mar 23 2004 | Will Batchelor, PA News
    Man Who Killed Armed Intruder Jailed Eight Years By Will Batchelor, PA News A man who stabbed to death an armed intruder at his home was jailed for eight years today. Carl Lindsay, 25, answered a knock at his door in Salford, Greater Manchester, to find four men armed with a gun. When the gang tried to rob him he grabbed a samurai sword and stabbed one of them, 37-year-old Stephen Swindells, four times. Mr Swindells, of Salford, was later found collapsed in an alley and died in hospital. Lindsay, of Walkden, was found guilty of manslaughter following a three-week...
  • Armed Policemen Will Be On Russian Flight

    02/11/2004 10:24:46 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Novosti ^ | Februari 11 2004
    MOSCOW, February 11 (RIA Novosti) - Armed policemen will be on Russian flights. "The possibility of armed policemen being on flights on a contract basis is being examined," Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Chekalin said at a press conference at Domodedovo airport. According to him, policemen are currently being trained for this duty. They are studying airplanes and the special characteristics of actions inside airplanes so that they are prepared to react to any situation. In regards to airport security, Mr. Chekalin there was improper protection of airplanes. According to him, in certain cases, criminals have the opportunity to place foreign...
  • Armed marshals to patrol UK flights

    12/28/2003 8:33:38 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 177+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | December 28 2003
    Armed sky marshals are to be deployed on some UK passenger planes in response to the heightened state of alert in the US, the Government has announced. Extra security measures for air travel have also been put in place on the ground following the raised terror threat. The government said it was "a responsible and prudent step" at the present time. The sky marshals would be deployed "where appropriate" and be dressed as ordinary passengers. Transport secretary Alistair Darling said: "Security is kept constantly under review and it is essential that we take all reasonable steps to deter terrorist activities....
  • 15 min. rampage ends when Pastor shoots drug-induced assailant at LR church (911 didn't work!)

    12/10/2003 2:52:16 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 55 replies · 973+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | 10 DEC 03 | dcbryan1
    Pastor kills attacker on rampage Assaults mount until bullets stop Jacksonville man at LR church BY ANDY DAVIS ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE A string of violent attacks Tuesday afternoon ended when a pastor shot and killed a man who attacked him and his sonin-law with a fireplace poker after breaking into an east Little Rock church. Corey Adams’ 15 minute rampage began about 3 p.m. outside the management office of an apartment complex near The House of Prayer of the Apostolic Faith at 1400 E. 10th St. Before he was killed, Adams, 30, robbed and struck an acquaintance, attacked a pest control...
  • Fair Warning (Response to al Qaeda's Latest Threats)

    11/05/2003 1:22:35 PM PST · by Prime Choice · 40 replies · 187+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 11/05/2003 | Sacred Cow Burgers
  • Female gun advocate straight shoots with students

    10/14/2003 5:10:29 AM PDT · by bc2 · 8 replies · 207+ views
    The Utah Statesman ^ | Monday, October 13, 2003 | Denise Albiston
    Female gun advocate straight shoots with students By Denise Albiston The founding fathers were the first feminists, they understood that the Second Amendment was about individual rights to defend themselves from those that would do them harm, said Janalee Tobais, president and founder of Women Against Gun Control (WAGC). WAGC is a national organization aimed at preserving the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Tobais spoke at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium on Thursday to support Utah State University's Students of the Second Amendment. "I have a message for the United Nations and any other person or organization that tries...
  • Barkley edgy but hopeful in zoning dispute (Belated Michigan Standoff Update)

    09/23/2003 11:15:18 AM PDT · by Pest · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Petosky New-Review ^ | September 19, 2003 | Fred Gray
    Barkley edgy but hopeful in zoning dispute BY FRED GRAY NEWS-REVIEW STAFF WRITER HORTON BAY - Bay Township excavator Lyle Barkley, who has vowed to resist by force any attempt to enforce township zoning violations against him, says if he can just be left alone he'll be able to get back on his feet. "It's the slowest year I've had in 15 years of being in business, and now with all of this going on, I can't get out of my driveway to do it," said Barkley, 55. "I have some work lined up and if they'd just leave us...
  • Sheriff agrees to meet with Barkley on Thursday (Michigan Standoff Update)

    09/18/2003 7:47:47 AM PDT · by Pest · 16 replies · 250+ views
    Petoskey News-Review ^ | September 18, 2003 | FRED GRAYNEWS
    Sheriff agrees to meet with Barkley on Thursday BY FRED GRAYNEWS-REVIEW STAFF WRITER CHARLEVOIX - Lyle Barkley spent the night bulldozing berms around his 2.6 acres in Bay Township as his legal options to forestall action by Bay Township officials and the county sheriff in a zoning dispute appear to be running run out. But Charlevoix County Sheriff George T. Lasater said this morning that he had agreed to meet early Thursday with Barkley on his property along with Clint Dare, commander of Michigan Militia; Norman Olson, adviser to the militia; and representatives of the press. "Dare made the invitation...
  • No charges in Newberry Springs [California] shooting death

    09/11/2003 4:40:06 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 5 replies · 177+ views
    The Desert Dispatch ^ | 10 September 2003 | LEO MONIZ
    A 77-year-old man who shot and killed an intruder in his home here on August 15 will not face prosecution, Barstow Supervising Deputy District Attorney Gary Roth said. "The shooting was done in self-defense, so no criminal charges will be filed," Roth said. Charles Harris shot 23-year-old Eric Kirby, of Newberry Springs, during an apparent robbery gone wrong, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Sgt. Gerrit Tesselaar said in August. Harris was asleep, but awoke shortly after midnight to discover that Kirby had forced entry to Harris's Fairview Road home, Tesselaar said. Harris then armed himself with a handgun and held Kirby...
  • Armed Men Seize Manila Commercial Center

    07/26/2003 2:19:39 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 261+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7-26-2003
    Armed Men Seize Manila Commercial Center AP to My Yahoo! MANILA, Philippines - Dozens of armed men stormed a major commercial center in Manila's financial district early Sunday, hours after the president ordered the arrest of mutinous soldiers believed to be plotting a coup. Men in camouflage uniforms were seen setting up explosives in the parking lot of the Glorietta complex, which includes one of the capital's largest shopping malls, and in front of the adjacent Intercontinental Hotel. The incident came hours after President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had ordered a group of junior military officers arrested for mutiny Saturday after...
  • Gen. To Establish Armed Militia In Iraq

    07/20/2003 4:38:20 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 174+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-21-2003 | Paul Haven
    Gen. to Establish Armed Militia in Iraq Monday July 21, 2003 12:09 AM By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's daily barrage of attacks killed two more American soldiers and an Iraqi employee of a U.N.-affiliated relief agency Sunday, while thousands of followers of a hardline Shiite Muslim cleric staged an anti-American protest in the holy city of Najaf. Also, the top commander of American and international troops in Iraq said Sunday he is establishing an Iraqi ``civil defense force,'' or armed militia, of about 6,800 men to help American forces combat the violence and sabotage...
  • Robbery suspect stable after shooting

    07/17/2003 3:43:16 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 192+ views ^ | 7.17.03 | FRANK DELANO
    Clerk wounds man in holdup at motel in Tappahannock A 25-year-old Tappahannock man remains in stable condition in a Richmond hospital after being shot June 26 while allegedly trying to rob a motel. Tappahannock police say a desk clerk of the Days Inn shot an armed robber about 12:45 a.m. Shortly after the wounded man fled the motel, emergency personnel responded to a 911 call from a nearby townhouse about a gunshot victim. Tenelle Fisher, who lived in the townhouse development, has been charged with attempted robbery and use of a firearm while committing a felony, said Tappahannock Police Chief...