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  • Battleship to become L.A.'s newest museum [USS Iowa]

    06/22/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    OC Register ^ | 21 June 2012 | Gary A. Warner
    The USS Iowa, one of the last battleships ever built, will open July 7 as a museum in Los Angeles Harbor. Advance tickets are on sale for tours of the ship, which served on and off from World War II to 1990. The 900-foot battleship with 16-inch guns was towed recently from Vallejo, on San Francisco Bay, to Los Angeles. It is the last of the four Iowa-class battleships to find a permanent home after years as part of "the mothball fleet." he Iowa will be operated by the nonprofit Pacific Battleship Center, which will begin offering tours July 7...
  • IRS to become ObamaCare Gestapo

    03/21/2010 7:22:09 AM PDT · by aquapub · 45 replies · 1,329+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-21-10 | Robert Moon
    According to the House Ways and Means Committee, if ObamaCare passes, it will create about 16,500 new IRS jobs to act as a health care police, enforcing some of the most intrusive and tyrannical provisions of this widely rejected and illegal take-over...
  • Has Barack Obama become the bane of Israeli Jews?

    07/02/2009 11:53:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 418+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 7/2/09 | Nathan Jeffay
    He swept to power with the support of 78% of American Jews. But has Barack Obama become the bane of Israeli Jews? A gulf between American and Israeli Jews was evident even before Obama moved into the White House. Just a third of Israelis would have endorsed him had they been allowed to vote, polling indicated, while almost half would have chosen John McCain. In recent weeks, several public opinion surveys have suggested that Obama's popularity has dropped far below this already low point. A Jerusalem Post-commissioned poll released on June 19 reported that only 6% of Jewish Israelis consider...
  • Wounded Troops Become Citizens at Walter Reed Ceremony

    03/13/2007 5:33:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 277+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2007 – Better job and educational opportunities or family reasons may have led them from the lands of their birth to the United States, but serving in the armed forces made it possible for four servicemembers to become citizens yesterday. Three soldiers and a Marine took the oath of citizenship in a naturalization ceremony at Washington’s Walter Reed Army Medical Center hosted by the Defense and Homeland Security departments. “By your willingness to become citizens, you keep alive the dream of countless immigrant soldiers who have come before you and will surely follow in your footsteps,”...
  • Soldiers become citizens at Anaconda

    11/13/2006 4:34:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 460+ views
    Service members take the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony at the Sustainer Theater at LSA Anaconda Nov. 12. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Murray, 411 Engineer Battalion LSA ANACONDA -- Several service members became American citizens during a ceremony Sunday at Logistics Support Area Anaconda in Balad. Several dignitaries spoke to the near-capacity crowd at LSA Anaconda’s Sustainer Theater. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Terry, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Commanding General, delivered the keynote speech. Terry told the new citizens there is probably no other situation or investment, except serving your Lord, in which a person can give...
  • Iran seeks to become major Mideast player

    07/20/2006 2:12:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 512+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/06 | Brian Murphy - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian officials often say that places with the greatest troubles offer their country the best opportunities. Iranian influence in Iraq has surged since the U.S.-led invasion three years ago. Its reach into Afghanistan continues to grow. And now, the war in Lebanon could make Iran an even more important player in the Islamic world even as its militant Shiite Arab client, Hezbollah, gets pounded by Israel. "Iran sees itself more than just the moral father of Hezbollah. Iran seeks to become a major force across the region as a counterbalance to America and Israel," said Ahmad Bakhshaiesh,...
  • U.S. Soldiers Serving in Afghanistan Become American Citizens

    07/05/2006 4:49:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 695+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Robert R. Ramon
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, July 5, 2006 – Twenty-seven U.S. soldiers serving on the front lines of the war on terror in Afghanistan became the newest American citizens here yesterday during a special Independence Day overseas military naturalization ceremony here. Army Pvt. 1st Class Joyce Nanquil (front row, second from right), recites the oath of allegiance during a special July 4 naturalization ceremony at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Nanquil, assigned to Company E, 310th Aviation Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, and a native of the Philippines, was one of 27 U.S. soldiers serving on the front lines of the war...
  • Deployed Servicemembers Become American Citizens (Shake hands with your new brother Americans)

    04/07/2006 7:47:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies · 1,125+ views
    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait, April 7, 2006 – Servicemembers deployed to Kuwait became U.S. citizens yesterday during a naturalization ceremony at chapel here. Fifty-seven soldiers and sailors from 26 different countries became naturalized U.S. citizens in a ceremony at a chapel in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 6.   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Fifty-seven soldiers and sailors from 26 different countries were presented a certificate by Army Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, Third U.S. Army commander, and Matthew H. Tueller, charge d'affairs of the U.S. Embassy Kuwait. "It is a great day to be an American," said Whitcomb. "I...
  • Guard, Reserve Aim to Become More Mobile Forces

    02/10/2006 5:14:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 222+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2006 – The era of the "weekend warrior" is over, the Defense Department's senior civilian in charge of the Guard and Reserve said here today. America's reserve components, consisting of 1.1 million Guard and Reserve members, are restructuring to become more capable of being mobilized like their active-duty brethren, Thomas F. Hall, the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, told American Forces Press Service and Pentagon Channel reporters at an interview. This transformation, Hall said, is taking place because of new national security realities that have emerged as the result of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...
  • 20 Soldiers in Afghanistan Become U.S. Citizens

    02/03/2006 3:20:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 392+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 2, 2006 | Spc. Tiffany Evans, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Feb. 2, 2006 – Twenty servicemembers serving in Afghanistan became U.S. citizens Jan. 26 at a naturalization ceremony at the Enduring Freedom Chapel here. Sgt. Paul Daug and Staff Sgt. Noah Edmund raise their right hand and recite the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 26. Photo by Spc. Tiffany Evans, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76, was the keynote speaker at the naturalization ceremony. He congratulated the new American citizens and told attendees how special it...
  • Envoy: Somalia Could Become Terror Haven

    11/09/2005 5:58:59 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 455+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-10-2005 | Edith Lederer
    Envoy: Somalia Could Become Terror Haven Thursday November 10, 2005 1:16 AM By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Somalia could become a terrorist haven because it is a failed state where the number of extremist groups is growing, the top U.N. envoy for the country warned Wednesday. Francois Lonseny Fall said he told a closed meeting of the U.N. Security Council that ``extremist groups were growing not only in Mogadishu (the capital) but in the rest of the territory'' and were sometimes carrying out assassinations. ``This is a real threat not only for Somalia but...
  • CA: Public unions become state's new barons

    10/17/2005 7:13:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 818+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/17/05 | Jill Stewart
    If you're following the November special election, you may have noticed that there are three key groups struggling over its outcome. You may not have noticed that there's something deeply wrong with that picture. One part of the trio is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, channeling the spirit of Hiram Johnson, the reformist governor who freed Sacramento's statehouse from corrupt railroad barons by handing cleanup powers to the voters themselves. Schwarzenegger thinks Sacramento is stinking up the state again, and a lot of us agree. Another player in the trio is the Democratic power base - legislators who've controlled the California Legislature...
  • 'Chewbacca' Actor to Become U.S. Citizen

    10/12/2005 4:38:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,392+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/05 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a Wookiee named Chewbacca growled and howled his way through "Star Wars" movies. On Monday, the actor who played him will take the oath to become an American citizen. British-born Peter Mayhew will be among 441 people from 77 countries who will become naturalized Americans in a ceremony in Arlington, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Mayhew, 60, played the fur-covered warrior Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy of the 1970s and 1980s, and the latest movie, "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." "I got married to a...
  • freep this page (freepatriot32's dog could become world famous with your help)

    06/14/2005 2:57:09 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,439+ views
    jonessoda.com ^ | 6 14 05 | freepatriot32
    Jones soda has a contest where you submit pics and if enough people vote for the pic then they pic it to put on a label for jones soda so I submitted a pic of my dog brutus for the contest so if you would like to see brutus and vote for his picture you can here http://www.jonessoda.com/gallery/view.php?ID=406982&offset=27 all votes would be greatly appriciated and i will let you know if my pic was selected for the label in here
  • The Philippines Should Become The 51st State

    02/23/2005 12:50:32 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 4,165+ views
    www.useless-knowledge.com ^ | Jan. 31, 2005 | Alan Srout
    The Republic of the Philippines is an archipeligo of over 7,100 islands located north of Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia in the Pacific Ocean and south of Taiwan. The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish- American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during WWII, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On...
  • 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!
  • EU Should Not Try To Become A Rival to the United States

    11/21/2004 10:38:30 AM PST · by onyx eyes · 23 replies · 1,610+ views
    BBC News, UK Edition ^ | Wednesday,17 November, 2004, 20:10 gmt
    The EU should not try to become a rival to the United States, Tory leader Michael Howard, has warned. He said he was increasingly worried about the apparent ambition in some quarters to make the EU an alternative Superpower to America. (snip) "One of my worries is that for some people the main motive for greater political union in Europe is to establish a rival to the United States. I don't want rivalry. I want partnership."
  • Hillary Clinton to become the next US president

    11/04/2004 5:14:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 80 replies · 2,787+ views
    Pravda ^ | 11/04/04
    Hillary Clinton to become the next US president 11/04/2004 12:06 Kerry's loss has opened up the way to the White House for Hillary Clinton American presidential elections are officially over. In the meantime, British bookmakers are already starting to accept bets for the next US leader. According to them, Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be the most prominent candidate for the post. The world's biggest bookmaker company Ladbrokes has already begun accepting bets for the US" former first lady in a five to one ratio. The William Hill Company considers Hillary's chances for victory as six to one, reports RIA...
  • When the guns are not toys (A third of 12-year-old boys in the Gaza strip want to become martyrs)

    10/22/2004 9:41:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 556+ views
    The Age ^ | October 22, 2004 | Ed O'Loughlin
    third of 12-year-old boys in the Gaza strip want to become martyrs for the Palestinian cause. Are they victims of Israeli oppression or their own side's propaganda? Ed O'Loughlin reports. A Friday afternoon in Gaza City and a Palestinian militant group is staging a passing-out parade for its newest graduates. On a dirt soccer pitch, 24 masked recruits of the Popular Resistance Committee go through a program of song, march and very ragged foot drill. Some clutch real rifles, others wooden cut-outs. The crowd of onlookers is appreciative, but smaller than it might have been. There are wanted men...
  • Vietnam Veterans Become Political Issue

    08/07/2004 1:34:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,039+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/04 | Matt Gouras - AP
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The last time the Vietnam War loomed so large in a presidential election, it was 1972 and American soldiers were still fighting an elusive enemy in Southeast Asia. But the war has taken center stage again as both parties seek the support of Vietnam veterans — turning to them as the emerging elder statesmen among American war veterans. At a conference this past week, on the 40th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Vietnam Veterans of America urged its members to make their voices heard. "This election is probably more important than any election for...
  • Drug-resistant germ spreading outside U.S. hospitals (MRSA can become fatal)

    07/14/2004 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 2,345+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/15/04 | Maggie Fox
    Drug-resistant germ spreading outside U.S. hospitals Thursday July 15, 1:46 AM By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A drug-resistant "superbug" found in hospitals has a close cousin that is affecting athletes, prisoners and small children in growing numbers across the United States, disease experts said on Wednesday. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA can become fatal if not treated with the right antibiotics, said Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "MRSA is showing up in places it had never been seen before -- as a predominant cause of skin disease among...
  • 'A Backlash Could Become Insurrection' (Saudia Arabia)

    06/17/2004 5:12:42 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 212+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-17-2004 | Multiple Authors
    'A backlash could become insurrection' The kingdom must confront al-Qaida Thursday June 17, 2004 The Guardian (UK) Newsday Editorial, US, June 16 "The Saudi government, facing its most significant crisis yet in the surge of al-Qaida terrorism against foreigners and its own subjects, is taking serious and unprecedented steps to confront this threat to its own existence. But as a new report by the council on foreign relations [CFR] shows, the Saudi monarchy isn't doing quite enough to eradicate a cancer it allowed to grow - even encouraged - within its own society... "It has now dawned on the House...
  • Will Free Speach Become Victim of War on Drugs

    01/18/2004 4:21:19 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 112 replies · 352+ views
    yumasun.com ^ | 1 17 04 | yuma sun
    The idea that it makes more sense to legalize and regulate drugs much like we do liquor rather than ban their use is not a popular idea in today's society, especially among those fighting the "war on drugs." States that have passed more liberal laws on drug use, such as allowing use of marijuana for medical purposes, have found their laws challenged at every turn by the federal government. The only action allowed is strict enforcement of anti-drug laws. Now there are those who seek to eliminate even discussing the idea of legalized drug use. Included in this group is...
  • Will All Perversions Soon Become "Normal"?

    07/15/2003 7:38:03 AM PDT · by bedolido · 70 replies · 599+ views
    TooGoodReports ^ | 07/15/03 | Allan C. Stover
    What the hell is happening in America? Every perversion and "choice" is being presented to us as "normal," as though challenging us to disagree and confess we think they're abnormal. Such a confession would earn us one of those labels meant to silence us (bigot, homophobe, redneck, intolerant, or just plain "not with it"). The Supreme Court's endorsement of sodomy was bad enough, but we should worry as much about the gradual intrusions that the gay, lesbian, bisexual, sadomasochist, transgender, transvestite, and other members of the "sexual rights" gang and their cohorts make on decent American society. The Baltimore Sun...