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  • Republican Senator Uses ‘Night Before Christmas’ to Mock Obama’s Guantanamo Release Plans

    12/23/2015 6:16:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/23/15 | Andrew Husband
    Sen.Tim Scott (R-SC) took on PresidentBarack Obama‘s recently announcedapproval of additional prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay with a reworked version of the famous poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”Originally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas,”Clement Clarke Moore‘s holiday poem has now become an anti-Obama screed that hopes to go viral with the hashtag #KeepThemThere.“Twas the night before Christmas / When all through the White House / The President was transferring terrorists as a quiet as a mouse,” reads them poetic complaint. “The terrorists were nestled all snug in their well-guarded beds / While visions of resturning to al-Qaeda or ISIS...
  • Obama Fundraises Before Speech on ISIS Beheading

    08/21/2014 12:58:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/20/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    In a few minutes, President Obama will address the nation about the beheading of an American by the terrorist group ISIS. But before facing the cameras, Obama sent out a fundraising appeal. "Nothing has ever been more important than fighting for folks like you. You are my priority," writes Obama. "And right now, a focus of that fight has to be getting people who really care about making things better for you elected. The upcoming elections could determine whether or not we have a Congress who will work with me to help you. "That's why it's so important I spend...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet ISON Before and After

    11/29/2013 8:59:37 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | November 29, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sungrazing Comet ISON reached perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun, yesterday, November 28, at 18:45 UT. The comet passed just over 1 million kilometers above the solar surface, a distance less than the diameter of the Sun. These two panels follow ISON before (right) and after its close approach, imaged by the LASCO instrument onboard the Sun staring SOHO spacecraft. Overwhelming sunlight is blocked by LASCO's central occulting disk with a white circle indicating the Sun's positon and scale. The bright comet is seen along its path at the bottom of the before panel, but something much fainter...
  • Video: Before Fleeing, WI Senate Dems Worked with Unions to Stall Budget Bill

    03/03/2011 11:48:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    verum serum ^ | 3/3/11 | John
    A local news station has received the e-mails that connect the dots: Clearly they needed more time and that led to a new plan: Flee the state. I think this makes it pretty clear that Wisconsin Democratic Senators were always working at the behest of unions. When their initial plan for a legal, if unusual, stall tactic failed, they resorted to running.
  • Berwick Ducks and Weaves Before Congress

    02/16/2011 4:27:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    big government ^ | 2/16/11 | Capitol Confidential
    With little fanfare, Rationer-in-Chief Donald Berwick, President Obamas choice to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee and did his best impression of Gumby twisting and turning his support for rationing health care. Berwick has championed the British health care system for years proclaiming his outright support of rationing. In 2009, Berwick said, The decision is not whether or not we will ration care the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open. In a 2008 speech, Berwick proclaimed, I am romantic about the NHS; I love...

    10/22/2009 2:26:06 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 72 replies · 1,578+ views
    YOUTUBE ^ | 5-8-09 | David Wilkerson
    A Call To Anguish By David Wilkerson
  • Just Before the Pain Begins - Pictures

    04/23/2009 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 10 replies · 1,310+ views
    You know that moment where time seems to slow down, as your body fills with adrenaline, anticipating the imminent pain? Well, I can guarantee these people were experiencing just that, and perhaps some are well passed that:
  • A pathetic case for an old earth

    02/05/2009 5:00:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 182 replies · 2,730+ views
    CMI ^ | Lita Cosner
    Books claiming that science disproves young-earth creationism are very common, and books that claim the Bible itself does not mandate a literal interpretation of the first few chapters of Genesis are not in short supply either. David Snokes book A Biblical Case for an Old Earth ostensibly falls in the latter group, though his main reason for rejecting biblical creation is really uniformitarian science. Books like these generally dont pose a threat to informed creationists, and this one is no exception. In fact, Snoke could have saved himself a lot of trouble if he had actually taken the time to...
  • Nation Safer Now Than Before 9/11, DoD Official Says

    02/21/2007 4:16:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 338+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2007 America is safer today than before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Defense Departments top homeland defense official said today. It is no accident that America has not suffered another terrorist attack on its home soil since 9/11, Acting Assistant Defense Secretary for Homeland Defense Peter F. Verga said after delivering opening remarks at the departments Homeland Defense Conference here. My view is that the only reason we havent been attacked is the enemy has not been able to do it, Verga said. Theyre not waiting for some strategic opportunity. Theyre going...
  • Terrorists Repeatedly Struck U.S. Before 9/11, Cheney Says

    07/11/2006 5:07:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 43 replies · 1,153+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2006 Global terrorists started their war against the United States long before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Vice President Richard B. Cheney told a gathering of Michigan National Guardsmen yesterday. Vice President Richard B. Cheney pins the Purple Heart Medal onto Air Force Master Sgt. Henry G. Christle Jr., July 10 during a rally for the Michigan National Guard at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Christle was wounded in action on March 23, 2004, while serving as a special operations weather team forecaster and observer Special Operations Task Force 180 in Afghanistan. White House...
  • Before and after: Iran.

    06/18/2006 6:44:44 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 9 replies · 430+ views
    Stop The Aclu blog ^ | 6-16-06 | Youtube
    Interesting Before and After Video on Iran.
  • Afghan sergeant major goes where none have gone before

    06/06/2006 3:59:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 322+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Ken Hall
    FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, June 5, 2006) The first-ever Afghan soldier to attend the Sergeants Major Academy has graduated as a member of SMA Class 56, at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 19. Sgt. Maj. Roshan Safi was selected to attend the U.S. SMA on recommendations from his commanders and U.S. Army mentors in Afghanistan because of his consistent leadership potential as a career-soldier, which began with the post-Taliban controlled Afghan military. We have officer and enlisted training in Afghanistan, says Safi. But in the future we want to establish more non commissioned officer enlisted and officer schools....
  • Jefferson's Curse (Billy Jeff, Democrat, La., one of the worst RATS even before taking bribes)

    05/25/2006 4:11:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,138+ views
    Jefferson's CurseThe Nation Thu May 25, 11:58 AM ET AP - Mon May 15, 5:25 PM ET U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, speaks to the media at a news conference in New Orleans on Monday May 15, 2006. Congressman Jefferson declared his innocence in light of a federal bribery probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Nation -- As John wrote a few days back, William Jefferson was one of the worst Democrats in the House even before he started hiding bribes in the freezer. Now he's a drag on his party and a disgrace to his district--which happens to represent...
  • The universe before it began

    05/24/2006 3:59:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 125 replies · 3,036+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | 5/22/06 | Maggie Wittlin
    Scientists use quantum gravity to describe the universe before the Big Bang.Scientists may finally have an answer to a "big" question: If the Big Bang was the beginning of the universe, what could have caused it to happen? Using a theory called "loop quantum gravity," a group led by Penn State professor Abhay Ashtekar has shown that just before the Big Bang occurred, another universe very similar to ours may have been contracting. According to the group's findings, this previous universe eventually became so dense that a normally negligible repulsive component of the gravitational force overpowered the attractive component, causing...
  • Did Muslims Visit America Before Columbus?

    05/09/2006 9:55:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 154 replies · 3,248+ views
    History News Network ^ | 5/8/06 | Rebecca Fachner
    Is it possible that there were Muslims in the Americas before Columbus? Some claim that Muslims came to America hundreds of years before Columbus arrived in the New World. Are the claims true? Every elementary school student knows the story of Christopher Columbus; that he set sail from Spain and mistakenly discovered America in 1492, landing on an island in the Caribbean. Columbus encountered native inhabitants of this new world, and thinking that he had landed in India, he called them Indians. While many of the details have been mythologized or fabricated over the ensuing 500 years, Columbuss expedition represents...
  • Retreat reconnects couples before, after deployments

    05/01/2006 7:16:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Louis A. Arana-Barradas
    5/1/2006 - HUNT, Texas (AFPN) -- On the banks of the Guadalupe River, a veterans group hosts a retreat that helps couples reconnect so they can better cope with life after deployments. Six couples attended the retreat hosted by the Military, Veteran and Family Assistance Foundation at the Heart of the Hills Camp here from April 20 to 27. I thought this was going to be very structured -- a mandatory fun kind of thing, said Senior Airman Aaron Childs, who attended with his wife, Mellissa. But its nothing like that. Its laid back. Everyone is here to help you....
  • Spring break all about 'service before self'

    03/31/2006 4:45:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 546+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Melinda Vidal
    3/31/2006 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFPN) -- Service Before Self, one of the Air Forces core values, is on the minds of 135 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets who are working during their alternative spring break in areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The project is part of the Cadet Service Learning program which centers on community involvement. CSL takes this core value from theoretical concepts of the classroom and a training environment, said Maj. Eric Ecklund, of the academys Center for Character Development. It allows cadets to put it to the test in real situations, meeting the needs...
  • Before Scandinavia: These Could Be The First Skiers (China)

    03/18/2006 2:39:45 PM PST · by blam · 79 replies · 1,391+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 15, 2006 | Robert Marquand
    Before Scandinavia: These could be the first skiers By Robert Marquand | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor BEIJING Move over Bode. You may have competition you don't know about - among a sturdy skiing clan in northwest China. They are central Asians, Mongols, and Kazaks, living in the remote Altay mountains of Xinjiang province, where some claim skiing was first conceived. Using curved planks whose design dates back 2,000 years, the Altaic peoples are formidable skiers. They might not win a medal on perfectly groomed Olympic trails. But they can break their own paths, track elk for...
  • Marines enjoy family and friends one last time before deployment

    01/21/2006 6:42:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 397+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 20, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Stephen Holt
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2006) -- Marines from Camp Pendleton enjoyed a day of rest and relaxation during an afternoon, lakeside barbecue here Jan. 20 as an impending deployment to Iraq creeps up on them in the coming weeks. With so much focus on training and preparing for combat operations in Iraq, the Marines from Brigade Service Support Group 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, took time out of their busy schedules to play hard after working hard for so long. "(The barbecue) gives single Marines and families a chance to interact and have some social time...
  • 'Only A Matter Of Time Before Terrorists Use Weapons Of Mass Destruction'

    01/16/2006 6:08:33 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-17-2006 | Con Coughlin
    'Only a matter of time before terrorists use weapons of mass destruction' By Con Coughlin (Filed: 17/01/2006) Biological weapons pose a far more serious long-term terrorist threat to the West than nuclear weapons, according to Washington's leading counter-terrorism expert. And Henry "Hank" Crumpton, the newly-appointed head of counter-terrorism at the US State Department, believes that it is simply a matter of time before international terrorist groups such as al-Qa'eda acquire weapons of mass destruction and use them in attacks. Henry Crumpton refuses to rule out the military option to tame Iran's nuclear amitions In an exclusive interview with The Daily...
  • RAT Frank Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts (Funerally alert)

    12/26/2005 7:56:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,665+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/26/05
    Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts Dec 26, 2005 : 3:37 pm ET RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former Rep. Frank Ballance is holding one last fundraiser before he begins serving a four-year prison term at the end of this week. Ballance, a Democrat from Warrenton who represented the First District of North Carolina, resigned in June 2004 for health reasons before completing his first term. He was sentenced to prison in October after pleading guilty to funneling tax dollars into his foundation and using $100,000 for himself and his family. He will be honored Wednesday at the Roanoke...
  • SV man robbed, kidnapped before jumping from car at border

    12/18/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 594+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA A man robbed, kidnapped and threatened to kill the owner of a local eatery Saturday morning before fleeing into Mexico, Sierra Vista police said. The man was able to get away when he forced the store owner to give him a ride to the Naco Port of Entry. Police said the incident began at about 4 a.m. when the store owner heard a strange noise while working in the Bread Basket Bakery, 355 W. Wilcox Drive. After going outside, he was robbed by a man with a black-colored, semi-automatic pistol. The robber also took an undisclosed amount...
  • Wanted: "Machine Gun Sammy" Alito!(24 bag barf alert take pepto bismol before reading)

    11/17/2005 1:49:58 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 676+ views
    email | 11 17 05 | freedom states alliance
    WANTED SAMUEL "MACHINE GUN SAMMY" ALITO is WANTED for: -Voting to strike down the 1986 federal machine gun ban. In the 1996 case U.S. v. Rybar, Judge Alito was the lone dissenter in the decision upholding the conviction of a gun dealer who sold illegal machine guns at a Pennsylvania gun show. Possession of an unusual and extremely restrictive view of Congressional regulatory power. Alito (also called "Scalito" by his associates because of his similarity to conservative Judge Antonin Scalia) is known to possess views that could imperil virtually every federal law that regulates firearms, ammunitions, and explosives. Known consortion...
  • Early Humans Settled India Before Europe, Study Suggests

    11/15/2005 11:47:13 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 2,915+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 11-14-2005 | Brian Vastag
    Early Humans Settled India Before Europe, Study Suggests Brian Vastag for National Geographic News November 14, 2005 Modern humans migrated out of Africa and into India much earlier than once believed, driving older hominids in present-day India to extinction and creating some of the earliest art and architecture, a new study suggests. The research places modern humans in India tens of thousands of years before their arrival in Europe. University of Cambridge researchers Michael Petraglia and Hannah James developed the new theory after analyzing decades' worth of existing fieldwork in India. They outline their research in the journal Current Anthropology....
  • Car Bomb Stopped Before Reaching Target; 12 Wounded in Explosion (Victory is getting closer)

    10/05/2005 6:19:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 492+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2005 U.S. and Iraqi police and military personnel stopped a car bomb from reaching its intended target Oct. 4 in Baghdad's fortified International Zone, U.S. military officials in Iraq said. The car bomber still managed to wound 12 U.S. and Iraqi personnel. Officials said the probable target was either an Iraqi Ministry of Interior official or a Transitional National Assembly delegate. Initial reports indicate four Iraqi police officers, three Iraqi army soldiers and three civilians were wounded during the explosion. Two U.S. Task Force Baghdad soldiers were also slightly wounded. Baghdad emergency workers and firefighters quickly...
  • Cached Katrina news reports BEFORE landfall (Aug 27-Aug 29)

    09/05/2005 1:43:56 AM PDT · by xrhopsiomega · 36 replies · 1,943+ views
    Times-Picayune (cached) ^ | Aug 27-29 | Times-Picayune Here is a cached web page with of a bunch of news briefs from BEFORE Katrina reached New Orleans. It is interesting and a bit unsetteling to read it knowing the end result. However, it does provide insight into the planning and mindset before the hurricane struck. I have to admit that I had thought the planning at the time seemed well done. Here are some quotes made before the hurricane hit: Saturday, August 27, 2005 * The mayor said he would stick with the state's evacuation plan and not officially call for residents to leave until 30 hours...
  • Hillary Clinton speaks before Hispanic civil rights conference (standing-O for illegals)

    07/18/2005 2:46:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 100 replies · 1,749+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 7/18/05
    Clinton speaks before Hispanic civil rights conference From The Morning Call -- July 18, 2005 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, gestures while giving an address on the challenges of education for the nation's growing Hispanic community, Monday, July 18, 2005, at the annual meeting of the National Council of La Raza, in Philadelphia. (PA Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek) The Morning Call Speaking to the nations' largest Hispanic civil rights organization, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., received a standing ovation Monday when she vowed her support for legislation that would allow illegal immigrant high school students to attend college. Clinton made her remarks...
  • CLINTON: 'FIX IT, DON'T NIX IT' (Schumer: before Social Security seniors ate cat food)

    03/05/2005 4:39:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,034+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/05/05
    CLINTON: 'FIX IT, DON'T NIX IT' 2 hours, 53 minutes ago President Bush hit the road for his Social Security overhaul in New Jersey yesterday while in New York, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton painted Bush as a threat to the retirement program. "I'm going to keep telling people we've got a problem until it sinks in, because we've got one," Bush said in Westfield. "The safety net has got a hole in it." At Pace University, Clinton ran a "fix it, don't nix it" rally where Schumer told of a time before Social Security when seniors...
  • Mideast relations improve before summit

    02/05/2005 9:05:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 279+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/5/05 | Steven Gutkin - AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) - The new Palestinian leadership has embraced nonviolence, deployed police to keep the peace in Gaza and won pledges from militants to halt attacks on Israel. Israel has promised to release hundreds of prisoners, stop offensive military operations and gradually pull out of five West Bank towns. While still characterized by great distrust, Israeli-Palestinian relations are improving dramatically ahead of Tuesday's historic summit between Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas' landslide election last month as Palestinian Authority president, Sharon's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, growing fatigue on both sides, and - perhaps most important of all -...
  • pictures show satellite images of the land before and after the tsunami hits.

    01/12/2005 11:34:04 AM PST · by bedolido · 15 replies · 2,023+ views ^ | January 2005 | Tony Demark/DigitalGlobe
    (sorry if this is a duplicate. I did a search and didn't find a hit).These pictures show satellite images of the land before and after the tsunami hits. Click on the link to view 11 pairs of satellite photos. Each pair consists of a "before" and "after" image. Be sure to click on the before and after picture. Then click "NEXT" to see the next picture before and after.See URL for pictures.
  • The Tsunami, Satellite Images, BEFORE AND AFTER. AMAZING!! (Warning: Graphic images downthread)

    12/30/2004 11:21:35 PM PST · by crushelits · 187 replies · 113,562+ views
    crushelits | Dec. 30, 2004 | crushelits
    A satellite image taken Dec. 29, 2004, shows an overview of Aceh province in the western Indonesian island of Sumatra. The area absorbed the double shock of the world's worst earthquake in 40 years coupled with the resulting catastrophic tsunami BEFORE: This detailed view of the northern tip of the island was taken on Jan 10, 2003 AFTER: A photo taken of the same area on Jan. 29, 2004, shows the extreme destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami. On Thursday, Indonesian officials issued a new death toll of nearly 80,000 for that country alone. BEFORE: This detailed...

    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!
  • U.S. Needs To Learn Patience [in Iraq]

    11/30/2004 10:56:08 AM PST · by forty_years · 11 replies · 1,204+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 11/30/04 | Daniel Pipes
    In a petition to the Iraqi electoral commission, an array of Sunni and Kurdish political parties and individuals on November 26 called for a six-month delay in Iraq's national elections for two reasons: "To address the current security situation and to complete the necessary administrative, technical, and systematic arrangements."The interim Iraqi government, with American support, quickly rejected this appeal and a spokesman for the Shiites insisted that the planned date of January 30, 2005, is "non-negotiable." But there are good reasons to postpone the vote until Iraq is truly ready for it, even if that is months or years away.While...
  • CA: Hearst Ranch operating costs undisclosed days before purchase

    11/04/2004 8:56:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 386+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/4/04 | Paul Rogers
    Two days before it is scheduled to complete a $95 million deal to preserve the scenic Hearst Ranch, the Schwarzenegger administration still has not made public its estimates about how much the landmark purchase will cost taxpayers for new park rangers, maintenance and other expenses. --snip-- If Schwarzenegger officials stick with a rule they approved earlier this year aimed at curbing costs for new state parks, they would have to reject the Hearst deal because of its operating expenses. Or they could accept the deal, and keep costs down by closing Hearst's beaches to the public, which would be unpopular....
  • "Before/After Iraq War" CARTOON featuring lying NY Times story about missing explosives

    10/27/2004 3:15:26 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 9 replies · 1,662+ views ^ | 10/27/2004 | IPWGOP
    John Kerry's lying news source -- the NY Times -- gets it wrong again, thanks to CBS's 60 Minutes and the U.N. weapons agency. This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can usein emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Activists condemn FBI interviews before DNC as 'intimidating'

    08/18/2004 9:10:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 503+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/18/04 | David Twiddy - AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - FBI interviews and surveillance of at least a dozen political activists in Kansas and Missouri prior to the Democratic National Convention amounted to intimidation, contends the American Civil Liberties Union. The FBI and activists said agents carried out the interviews while investigating potential attacks on news vehicles at the Democratic convention in Boston. Spokesmen for the bureau said the interviews are routine when authorities receive credible information involving potential violence, especially since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But the ACLU, which is representing three activists, contends the FBI was trying to intimidate political protesters...
  • Shoot the Hippie out of the Redwood Tree [Pearls Before Swine cartoon]

    02/19/2004 7:40:11 AM PST · by Eala · 16 replies · 389+ views
    Pearls Before Swine ^ | 2/19/2004 | Stephan Pastis
  • Syria Denies Weapons Received Before War

    01/25/2004 4:55:37 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Syria Denies Weapons Received Before War Sunday January 25, 2004 11:31 PM DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria on Sunday denied claims that it received weapons of mass destruction from Iraq shortly before the United States and its allies invaded. An article in London's Sunday Telegraph quoted David Kay, the outgoing leader of a U.S. weapons search team in Iraq, as saying that part of Iraq's secret weapons program had been hidden in Syria. But in an interview aired later Sunday on National Public Radio, Kay said it is difficult to determine whether shipments to Syria included weapons, in part because...
  • Portland Woman in train accident gives birth before dying

    08/04/2003 11:39:30 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 274+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/04/03 | Staff Writer
    PORTLAND - A woman whose car was hit by a train gave birth by Caesarean section over the weekend hours before dying from her injuries. Dawn King, 31, died early Saturday after her son was delivered two months prematurely. The child is listed in serious condition. She had been taken by LifeFlight to OHSU Hospital after the accident near her home. The woman's husband, David King, said Sunday that the baby likely will remain hospitalized for at least two months until he can gain weight and take nourishment without assistance. Dawn King was a Sweet Home Junior High School math...
  • California high court must consider recall before voters get say

    07/27/2003 1:31:13 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 263+ views ^ | 07.26.03 | associated press
    The California Supreme Court declined late yesterday to halt the recall vote of Gov. Gray Davis, virtually assuring the Golden State's first voter-driven measure to oust its governor. SAN FRANCISCO While Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante ordered an Oct. 7 recall election targeting Gov. Gray Davis, it's premature to suggest that Davis' political future rests with voters. Instead, and at least for now, Davis' fate is in the hands of seven men and women comprising the California Supreme Court, which is reviewing a host of competing yet quirky election laws stemming from a last-ditch challenge by pro-Davis forces to block...
  • "Before" Image of Saddam's Palace

    03/18/2003 11:10:24 AM PST · by Hatteras · 28 replies · 1,514+ views ^ | October 7, 2002 | Hatteras
    The caption provided by "Baghdad, Iraq - This one-meter resolution image was collected by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite on Oct. 7, 2002. The image shows the Memorial of the Unknown Solder (upper right) and the Sijood Palace with its peacock-shaped gardens along the Tigris River (lower left). The Sijood Palace was the first Presidential site to be inspected by U.N. authorities under U.N. resolution 1441 adopted on Nov. 8, 2002. IKONOS satellite imagery is being used by U.N. agencies as an inspection tool."
  • Blair: This War Is As Important As Any War We Have Fought Before

    10/15/2002 4:30:44 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-16-2002 | Paul Waugh/Raymond Whitaker
    Blair: This war is as important as any war we have fought before By Paul Waugh and Raymond Whitaker 16 October 2002 Hamish McRae: The terrorists have targeted our youth Tony Blair compared the war against terrorism to the Second World War yesterday when he vowed that the Bali atrocity would not deflect him from taking firm action against Iraq. In an emergency statement to Parliament, the Prime Minister sent out a message of "total defiance" to the murderers of the 180 people killed in the car bomb attack at the weekend. Mr Blair disclosed that Britain was poised to...
  • Hill Braces For Iraq Vote

    09/05/2002 7:48:21 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 52 replies · 422+ views ^ | 9/5/02 | Paul Kane & John Bresnahan
    Before meeting with President Bush at the White House on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott told reporters Tuesday that Bush should seek approval from Congress before taking military action against Iraq. Hill Braces For Iraq Vote Bush May Appear Before Joint SessionBy Paul Kane and John Bresnahan Congressional leaders are preparing for a lengthy and possibly divisive debate over going to war against Iraq, with near unanimous agreement the vote will come before the Nov. 5 elections. Several leading Republicans and strategists have also openly discussed the possibility that Bush could deliver a nationally televised pitch on Iraq...