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  • Gingrich: Romney "Bouncing Around," No Message

    (CBS News) Updated: 11:30 a.m. ET CHARLESTON, S.C. - Coming off a landslide upset primary victory in South Carolina Saturday night, Newt Gingrich on Sunday attributed the win in part to his "authenticity" as a candidate - something he suggests his rival Mitt Romney lacks. Speaking to CBS News' Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation," Gingrich said it was the people of South Carolina, not himself, who "pulled it off" last night in the Palmetto State: "They wanted somebody who was tough enough and bold enough to take on Obama," he said. "In addition, I think South Carolinians were the...
  • U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors

    06/13/2011 12:04:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/12/11 | JAMES GLANZ and JOHN MARKOFF
    The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks. The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries, as well as one operation out of a spy novel in a fifth-floor shop on L Street in Washington, where a group of young entrepreneurs who look as if they could be in a garage band are fitting deceptively innocent-looking hardware into a prototype “Internet in a suitcase.”
  • U.S. Dollar is getting knocked around tonight!

    05/30/2011 9:28:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    ewallstreeter ^ | 5/30/11 | From: Kimble Charting Solutions Blog
    This chart was created Monday evening so anything could change between now and the opening on Tuesday, yet at this time tonight, some key support is giving way in the U.S. Dollar! CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE As the U.S. Dollar is breaking support the Australian $ is looking like a buying opportunity is at hand below-
  • Around the world, freedom is in peril

    07/05/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    wapo ^ | 7/5/10 | Fred Hiatt
    As America this weekend celebrates the birth of its liberty, in much of the rest of the world freedom and democracy are in retreat. Over the past decade, authoritarian rulers have refined their techniques to stay in power, learning from each other and thinking two steps ahead of democratic forces. Unprepared for this systematic reply to the advance of democracy from the 1970s through the 1990s, democratic governments have yet to formulate a coherent response. "A global political recession" is how Tom Melia describes the current state of affairs. Melia is deputy director of Freedom House, a nonprofit that annually...
  • Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip [Yet Another Failed Foreign Policy Tour?]

    11/15/2009 10:25:12 AM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 828+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | November 15th, 2009
    NOVEMBER 15, 2009 Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip JONATHAN WEISMAN SHANGHAI -- President Barack Obama arrived here late Sunday to press China on issues from climate change to economic restructuring, amid rising concerns that his first swing through Asia as president will yield more disappointment than progress on trade, human rights, national security and environmental concerns. A flurry of actions in Singapore this weekend raised more questions than they resolved on a broad sweep of issues confronting both sides of the Pacific. On Sunday, leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum dropped efforts to reach a binding international climate-change agreement...
  • Leaders: Vigilance Critical for Success in Iraq, Around World

    08/03/2006 5:31:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 3, 2006 – The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress today he’s “rarely seen it so unsettled or so volatile” and urged continued regional and coalition pressure to confront problems before they escalate further. Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, joined Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The leaders expressed concern about growing sectarian violence in Iraq, particularly in Baghdad. Abizaid called the violence “as bad as I’ve seen it” and warned...
  • Combat Commander: Morale High for Troops Around Baghdad

    07/28/2006 10:39:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 330+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2006 – U.S. troops serving in the provinces around Baghdad believe in the mission they’re performing and know they’re making a difference in the lives of Iraqis, a U.S. commander in the area said today. “I'd say that morale among my troops is very good,” Army Col. John Tully, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, said in a news conference from Camp Liberty. “Based on the sensing sessions I've done and going around just talking to people, getting feedback from officers and NCOs, just talking to troops, morale is very high. “They're very proud...
  • Disabled bay painted around car

    06/25/2006 8:49:34 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,240+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/23/06
    A council has apologised to a woman who was fined £60 after workmen painted a disabled bay around her car. When Shirley Hatcher, 67, parked her car in North Road, Southampton, Hampshire, there were no parking restrictions in place. Mrs Hatcher, of Priory Road, said: "I had just gone to the hairdressers and when I returned there was this disabled bay and the £60 fine." A spokeswoman for Southampton City Council has apologised for the error. Mrs Hatcher said: "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. "My car was covered in polka dots from the paint they had...
  • Dust Clouds Transport Bacteria From Africa Around The World

    05/25/2006 1:53:50 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 563+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Ian Sample
    Dust clouds transport bacteria from Africa around the world Ian Sample Thursday May 25, 2006 Giant clouds of dust whipped up by desert storms in Africa can carry infectious organisms to other continents, scientists claim today. Despite being blown more than three miles high and exposed to radiation from the sun, strains of bacteria and fungi survived and were able to grow when they returned to Earth, researchers found. Among 40 tests of air samples taken in the mid-Atlantic, 24 revealed living microbes, including 26 colonies of bacteria and 83 fungi. They included strains capable of causing disease in humans,...
  • Chickens Run Rings Around Turkish Bird Flu Busters

    01/14/2006 5:55:56 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 377+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-15-2006 | Colin Freeman
    Chickens run rings around Turkish bird flu busters Colin Freeman in Kusadasi (Filed: 15/01/2006) For the boiler-suited bird flu team from Kusadasi town council, the question of why the chicken crossed the road was no laughing matter. Having pecked his way out of a wriggling sackful of condemned birds, the white cockerel sprinted from the council depot and across a dual carriageway, forcing several staff to dodge the rush-hour traffic in pursuit. A Turkish boy and a municipality worker try to catch chickens The chicken's escape was thwarted only by Ayhan Bekmez, one of 90 council staff pressed into service...
  • Innovative Program Helps Troubled Veterans Turn Lives Around

    11/10/2005 5:06:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 230+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – A unique center here is helping troubled veterans turn their lives around by providing a military-style program designed to help them beat addictions, develop career skills, land jobs, find homes, and become productive citizens. The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, MCVET for short, offers an ambitious array of programs aimed at getting veterans back on their feet and into the mainstream sober, drug-free and self-sufficient. Military service provides the common thread behind the program. All "students," as participants are called, are veterans, as well as 75 percent of the staff. The result is...
  • Mexican police cracking down on violence around border nightclubs (suggested solution given)

    08/29/2005 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 452+ views
    KVOA ^ | 8/29/05
    Police cracking down on violence around border nightclubs YUMA, Ariz. San Luis, Mexico, police are tired of rowdiness at town nightclubs. They're doubling their presence near the city's nightclubs in response to recurring weekend violence. Police have placed between 16 and 20 patrol cars in the center of town near the clubs. They've also have stepped up I-D checks before patrons are allowed to enter clubs. A San Luis police commander says many underage teenagers try to enter the clubs. Mexico's drinking age is 18. Authorities say many are coming into San Luis Rio Colorado from the U-S. Mexican police...
  • New York veteran fights for freedom, second time around

    08/17/2005 5:22:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 359+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (August 17, 2005) -- The events of September 11, 2001, brought former Marine, Cpl. Brandon Connelly, back into the Corps to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Twenty-eight-year-old Connelly, originally a native of Toms River, N.J., was living in New York City at the time of the tragedy. Like everyone around him, he recalls being shocked and angry as the day's events unfolded. But unlike many of his fellow New Yorkers, this 1995 Toms River High School North graduate did not wave a flag or sport a bumper sticker to express his solidarity and patriotism. Rather, the former Marine...
  • McCain-Feingold Online (Free Republic to kiss the First Amendment goodbye?)

    03/23/2005 2:21:55 AM PST · by The Raven · 25 replies · 880+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Mar 23, 2005 | editorial
    When it comes to the law of unintended consequences, the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance "reform" is rapidly becoming a legal phenomenon. The latest example comes courtesy of the Federal Election Commission, where officials are being asked to extend the law to the very people it is supposed to empower: individual citizens. snip The problem facing the FEC is that McCain-Feingold broadly restricts coordination with, and contributions to, political candidates. So what is the agency to do with all those people who use their Web sites to praise a candidate? Computers and Web access cost money, which could be construed as a financial...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...
  • Toddlers from around nation to gather in N.Y. to celebrate Sept. 11, 2001, birthdays

    08/11/2003 8:14:28 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 257+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/11/03 | JENNIFER FRIEDLIN
    NEW YORK -- Andrew Wasilewski is a chubby-cheeked toddler from Mississippi. Katie and Kathie Johnson are identical twins from South Dakota. Alyse Dansby is a playful 23-month-old from Alaska. These children come from far-flung places, but they are united by a common twist of fate: They were born on Sept. 11, 2001. Andrew, the Johnson twins and Alyse were among 28 toddlers from 27 states who came to New York for a two-day birthday celebration that began Sunday with a buffet dinner and birthday cake decorated with an American flag. Sept. 11 ``was such a tragedy, but in the light...
  • Dark Days Await Armies Gathering For The Mother Of All Showdowns Around Baghdad

    03/24/2003 4:29:27 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 293+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-25-2003 | Donald Macintyre
    Dark days await armies gathering for the mother of all showdowns around Baghdad By Donald Macintyre in Qatar 25 March 2003 The United States and Britain began a ferocious air and missile attack on the Republican Guard divisions protecting Baghdad yesterday in their first concerted effort to force a way through the treacherous "red zone" surrounding the Iraqi capital. The US confirmed that one Apache helicopter gunship was downed in the first wave of air assaults, launched as a precursor to what military planners see as the decisive phase of the campaign. And the US 3rd Infantry Division was slowed...
  • Moon Covers Parts of the Sun Around the World in First Solar Eclipse of 2002

    06/11/2002 7:22:42 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 14 replies · 562+ views
    AP Breaking News/ Tampa Bay Online ^ | 6/11/02 | Lisa J. Adams
    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Music pounded, drinks flowed and a dazzling white light rippled over yachts bobbing in the blue bay of this resort city, where life blooms under an ever-present sun. But something changed Monday. With the sun still high in the sky, a dark moon shadow crept slowly upward, taking a small bite out of the glowing yellow orb about an hour and a half before sunset. Tourists rose from their beach chairs, restaurant employees abandoned their posts and beach vendors set down their wares as small crowds gathered on the shore to watch a partial...
  • This Time Around There Is No Hope Of Another Clean Conflict(India/Paki)

    06/06/2002 7:34:35 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 260+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 6-7-2002 | Kuldip Nayar
    June 07, 2002 This time round there is no hope of another clean conflict By Kuldip Nayar Forty years ago disputes could be settled by professional soldiers; now the threat of nuclear attack leaves citizens in fear INDIA and Pakistan have fought two wars: in 1965 and 1971. They were “clean” wars, unlike those experienced in Europe. There were no attacks on cities, no civilians were killed. Envoys of the two countries did not leave their posts and the Governments involved never told foreign citizens to leave. People on both sides knew that there was a battle between the soldiers...