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  • Stars Wars unveils behind-the-scenes sneak peek of The Force Awakens (Great Video)

    07/12/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/12/15 | Justin Enriquez
    Fans were sent into a frenzy as a behind-the-scenes clip from Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Force Awakens was released at Comic-Con International on Friday. The three-and-a-half minute video gives loyal followers insight on the making of the highly-anticipated seventh film of the franchise. Classic stars including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels could be seen in the clip as well as newcomers Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson. Director of the flick, JJ Abrams, is shown hyping up the cast and crew as he makes the announcement: 'We are here...
  • Who was standing behind Obama today? White House won't say

    12/03/2013 9:46:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/3/13 | BYRON YORK
    Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn's Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents' health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting...
  • US automakers fall further behind foreign brands

    08/26/2013 9:39:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/27/13 | Philip LeBeau
    A new survey of customer satisfaction in the United States shows the gap between the ´Big Three´ automakers and imported car brands has stretched to its widest point in five years. The 2013 American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) finds GM, Ford and Chrysler have an average score of 82 (on a scale between 0 and 100) which is below the industry average of 83. Asian brands have an average score of just over 84, slightly behind European brands which lead the ACSI with an average just under 85. Overall, satisfaction with 20 different auto brands fell 1.2 percent. The ACSI
  • #3907 - Friday Sermon at Venerable Damascus Mosque: Jews behind Civil Strife...

    07/15/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    MEMRI ^ | 28/6/13
    "...Oh, Nation of Islam, the Jooos! have been tearing this nation apart for many years...."
  • 15-Year-Old Behind Blaze Story on Girl Scouts Speaks Out: ‘We Were So Deceived’

    12/29/2011 12:29:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/29/11 | Jonathan M. Seidl
    On Tuesday, we broke the story of the Girl Scouts using one of its books to direct young girls to the liberal site Media Matters to combat media misinformation. The story took off, with everyone from Fox News to the Drudge Report covering it. The girl at the center of the story was 15-year-old Sydney Volanski, who first noticed the Media Matters reference last year and left the organization over it. Now, Sydney is speaking out. Sydney joined the crew of “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning to explain what she found and also to talk about her website, “Speak...
  • Behind Operation Fast & Furious – the Islamic Connection

    08/28/2011 10:50:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/29/11 | Trevor
    Dr Terry Lovell interviews Charley Gullett, author of a new book “Beirut Arizona” on the radical Islamic connection to the “Fast & Furious” gun-running scandal.
  • The truth behind Chrysler’s fake auto bailout pay back

    06/03/2011 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 5/24/11 | Conn Carroll
    It is not every day that the White House and Democratic National Committee celebrate a supposedly private company’s debt restructuring plan, but such is the marriage of big government and big business under the Obama administration. The New York Times reports: “Chrysler said Tuesday that it had paid back $7.6 billion in loans from the American and Canadian governments, marking another significant step in the revival of the company, the smallest of the Detroit automakers.” But as The Truth About Cars reports, the loan pay back is just another Obama con job: Back in November of 2009, when GM announced...
  • The real history behind ‘Miral’

    04/27/2011 9:50:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Jewish Journal ^ | 4/20/11 | Stan Brin
    If you have driven to Jerusalem, you may have noticed a number of rusted metal hulks by the road as you pass through the Judean hills. These are the remains of homemade armored supply trucks, left where they were destroyed, to serve as memorials to the convoys that forced their way through Arab blockades to feed the 100,000 Jews of Jerusalem during the siege of 1947-48. But if you saw the new film “Miral,” you would be led to believe that those wrecks don’t exist — because the siege never happened. Jewish-born director Julian Schnabel and Palestinian screenwriter Rula Jebreal,...
  • Video: Opening Segment from Hannity’s 'Behind the Bias: The History of Liberal Media'

    04/23/2011 10:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/23/11 | Brent Baker
    On Friday night, the Fox News Channel debuted a Hannity special, ‘Behind the Bias: The History of Liberal Media.’ The promo declared: “Double standards? Groundless attacks? Blatant bias? Sean calls out the mainstream media! Don’t miss Behind the Bias: The History of Liberal Media.” The Media Research Center made available to Fox News Channel producers video clips from our archive going back more than 20 years and they are scattered throughout the hour – as are soundbites from MRC President Brent Bozell. The hour began with what Sean Hannity described as “how and why this bias began,” illustrated with several...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Truth Behind Beck Shutting Down Daily Fox Show

    04/10/2011 4:53:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Jeff Dunetz ^ | 4/10/11 | Big Journalism
    Yesterday I was all confused, when I originally heard the news that Glenn Beck was leaving his daily Fox TV show, I wasn’t surprised. Beck had been dropping hints about it since the end of 2010. He was saying things like, “You must prepare yourselves to carry on without me,” which was a signal that he was either looking for other opportunities, God-forbid had a fatal illness, or that girl he dated finally admitted to the police that he was fully aware of the fact that she was only nine. On the other hand, the folks at Media Matters claimed...
  • The real story behind Kathleen Parker’s bizarre Palin boast

    11/15/2010 10:28:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    the daily caller ^ | 11/15/10 | John Ziegler
    You know it is a slow news week when something which happens on CNN’s dreadful “Parker & Spitzer” show makes “news,” but that is what happened when I appeared on the not-long-for-this-world program last Thursday. The full story behind the appearance may be even more interesting than why it was deemed by many to be “buzz worthy.” The reason I was asked on the show was that my latest documentary film, “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted,” is in the process of being re-released nationwide in a truly unprecedented fashion (a major development that is being...
  • Rally Members Behind Obama Wearing Shirts With His Face

    10/16/2010 1:32:20 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 16, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Two men standing behind President Obama at a campaign rally for Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) are wearing a shirt with his face on it.
  • Obama behind Cameron’s attack on Israel

    07/29/2010 10:33:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 4+ views
    the daily caller ^ | 7/29/10 | Pamela Geller
    Speaking in Turkey on Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron slammed Israel and called Gaza a “prison camp.” (Apparently Gaza is the first prison camp with luxury shopping malls.) The British Foreign Office has been taking the blame for this betrayal of Israel, but they’re claiming they were as surprised as anyone. Now, a high-placed and knowledgeable source has informed me that it was Obama’s people who put the slamming of Israel into Cameron’s speech. Cameron also said that “the Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla was completely unacceptable.” He didn’t mention the ties of the Turkish-backed IHH “activists” on...
  • The men behind Barack Obama part 1 (Video)

    07/12/2010 9:46:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/12/10 | Webster Tarpley
    Especially in politics it is of the utmost importance to try to look behind the facade: who makes up the team of the presidential candidate? The future president of the United States of America is for a large part dependent on and being fed by his team of advisors and future cabinet members. Webster Tarpley wrote a book on the men and women behind presidential hopeful Barack Obama. He argues that there is more to Obama than his charismatic appearance and that some of his advisors pose a danger to the US and the world in case Obama might be...
  • The rage behind McQueen

    04/17/2010 11:25:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,813+ views
    times online ^ | 4/18/10 | Michael Munn
    Steve McQueen was the essence of Hollywood cool but he had a dark side. In a new biography an author reveals how the star befriended him and unloaded the secret of his prostitute mother, ‘psycho stepdads’ and years as a gangster and pimp Steve McQueen was the last person in the world I expected to find in Cornwall. He’d arrived some time in the night at a house that the director Sam Peckinpah was renting in Penzance while scouting locations for the film Straw Dogs. They weren’t friends. The rugged movie star had simply turned up out of the blue...
  • Goal: no gifted minorities left behind

    11/24/2009 10:26:39 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 1,345+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 11/23/09 | Bob Brown
    In Henrico County schools last year, African-American students made up 36 percent of the enrollment and 7 percent of the children who received gifted education. Chesterfield and Hanover counties saw similar patterns the last school year. Area school officials who provided the numbers acknowledge the disparities and say they've dug in with task forces, targeted programs and studies. But last week, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine put the issue in the spotlight with an order to analyze disproportionately low representation of minority students in gifted education.
  • Behind all terror attacks against Britain, Bin Laden's Holy Warrior

    09/07/2009 9:17:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 259+ views
    DailymailUK ^ | 9/8/09 | David Williams
    If the wave of terror attacks against Britain can be linked to one man, then intelligence sources say that man is Abu Ubaida Al Masri. He was the 'Holy Warrior', the veteran Muhajideen fighter chosen by Al Qaeda to bring unprecedented death and destruction. With the end of the airline bomb trial, we can reveal his extraordinary role in orchestrating at least four separate plots uncovered against the UK.
  • Texas mom quotes Bible, wins dress code battle

    04/23/2009 1:54:53 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 92 replies · 3,641+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 04/23/2009
    DALLAS (AP) - A suburban Dallas second-grader no longer has to tuck in her shirt, thanks to her mom's argument that the school policy violated her religious freedom. Dyker Neyland of Irving had argued the Irving dress code shouldn't apply to her 7-year-old daughter because of her Christian beliefs. The board voted 6-1 in Neyland's favor this week, overturning decisions by the principal and district administrators who had said the child must tuck in her shirt at school. "I don't want her behind showing," Neyland was quoted in Thursday editions of The Dallas Morning News. "I don't want her body...
  • Another senator lines up behind 'Fairness Doctrine'

    02/08/2009 10:50:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 993+ views
    WND ^ | 2/8/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON – Another Democratic U.S. senator has gone on record as supporting the reinstatement of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," adding, "I feel like that's gonna happen." Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press yesterday when asked about whether it was time to bring back the so-called "Fairness Doctrine": "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else – I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You...
  • Behind the Strategy of Obama's Appointments

    12/11/2008 8:30:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 697+ views
    Sultan Knish ^ | 12-11-2008 | Sultan Knish
    Among Liberals and Conservatives there is a certain amount of bafflement at Obama's cabinet appointments, which are being characterized as center-right. On the left there are clashing calls of "Give him a chance" and "What the hell is going on here", and some on the right are displaying idiotic glee at Gates remaining on the job and are even prepared to embrace Hillary Clinton, little understanding what any of it means. They don't get it because they are looking at Obama's appointments from an American political perspective. But Obama is not an American, and his political strategies are not what...
  • Years behind schedule and over-budget, the [Royal] navy unveils its latest stealth submarine

    05/09/2007 11:34:00 AM PDT · by bedolido · 38 replies · 1,579+ views ^ | 05-09-2007 | Staff Writer
    The Royal Navy has unveiled its largest and most powerful attack submarine, a month before the over-budget, overdue vessel is due be launched. Military officials say HMS Astute will be able to circumnavigate the planet without surfacing, and its nuclear reactor is designed to last for the vessel's 25-year operational life, meaning it will never need to be refueled. An artist's impression of the Astute class submarineInside the Astute class submarine
  • Afghan Army Making Tremendous Progress; Police Trail

    01/16/2007 3:44:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 270+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2007 – The Afghan National Army is making tremendous progress and is a factor on the battlefield, officials here said today. Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, the commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan, said that the progress of the army is truly impressive, particularly given the status of Afghanistan when officials began forming this force in 2002. Afghanistan had a 20 percent literacy rate, and the country had limited infrastructure and no political structures or army. “I was here in 2002-2003 when we began this process,” Eikenberry said. “I used the expression in 2003 that...
  • Leave 'Left Behind' behind [Video game a little strange?]

    12/14/2006 7:32:59 PM PST · by familyop · 70 replies · 2,627+ views
    Ynetnews ^ | 29NOV06 | Noam Reshef
    New Christian-themed computer game encourages players to help nonbelievers 'see the light' Like the residents of southern Lebanon, computer gaming executives are used to living under fire. Whether the attackers are irate parents blaming American high school massacres on violent games or self-righteous politicians demanding that explicit sex scenes be removed, it seems that each day brings a new controversy. However, this time the computer game industry is facing a brand new opponent: The liberal and secular Left. At stake is a game called “Left Behind”, which is based on the Book of Revelation, or, more specifically, a popular series...
  • Strengthening government behind the scenes

    09/12/2006 7:41:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 186+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Trevor Snyder
    An Iraqi Army Soldier provides security during a weapons cache search along the Tigris River on the outskirts of Mosul, June 21. Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock. MOSUL -- Gun fire erupted suddenly near the office where provincial official Aday M. Abdul Ali was discussing preparations for an upcoming election with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Wade Williams. “No problem … no problem,” Ali said.The men continued to talk. How many ballots should each polling site have? How should they be delivered? What about security? The men mulled these questions amid the sounds of...
  • The Nitrogen The Vikings Left Behind

    09/11/2006 2:55:50 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 914+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-11-2006
    nitrogen the Vikings left behind 11 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Discovering ancient settlements is often rather hit and miss, but the odds would be improved with a bit of chemical analysis. Plants growing over old sites of human habitation have a different chemistry from their neighbours, and these differences can reveal the location buried ruins. Plants mostly take in nitrogen from the soil as the isotope nitrogen-14, with just a dash of nitrogen-15. Plants growing above archaeological sites in Greenland, however, seem to have absorbed a larger dose of nitrogen-15. Rob Commisso and Erle Nelson from...
  • Iraqi Army Soldiers Get Behind the Wheel

    08/28/2006 6:47:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 355+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog
    A U.S. Army soldier guides 6th Iraqi Army Division soldiers through correct preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on a humvee during a driver’s training class. The PMCS training was part of a three-day driver’s training course taught by 16th Engineer Brigade soldiers throughout the month of August. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog Iraqi Army Soldiers Get Behind the Wheel Iraqi Army soldiers attended classes to gain experience in maintaining andoperating humvees, which will eventually be fielded to Iraqi army units. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Aug. 28, 2006 --...

    08/25/2006 5:05:20 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies · 938+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 25 August 2006 | JENNIFER RADCLIFFE
    Evacuees in area schools being held back at high ratesOne in four Houston Independent School District students displaced by Hurricane Katrina failed to make enough academic progress to be promoted to the next grade this school year — a far higher rate than their classmates and an indicator of the massive challenges still facing area schools. About 700 of the 2,900 Katrina students returning to HISD this year were held back, including 41 percent of high school sophomores and 52 percent of juniors. That 24 percent retention rate was among the highest in the area, according to retention rates released...
  • Top Priority Behind War Funding: Ensure U.S. Troops Succeed

    06/27/2006 5:10:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 140+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2006 – The highest priority in funding the global war on terror is to ensure that the military members fighting it have all they need to win, a senior defense official told Pentagon reporters today. "This country is committed to making sure the men and women that are out there fighting this war are going to have the resources they need to be successful," said Bryan Whitman, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs. The Defense Department has obligated $295 billion for the war on terror from Sept. 11, 2001, through March 2006, Whitman said. Those...
  • McDermott: Taping Dispute Not Personal (Why isn't Baghdad Jim doing time behind bars?)

    04/01/2006 11:04:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,022+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 4/01/06 | MATTHEW DALY
    McDermott: Taping Dispute Not Personal By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writer Last update: April 01, 2006 – 4:28 AM WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Jim McDermott says his eight-year dispute with House Majority Leader John Boehner over an intercepted telephone call is not personal, but involves a crucial right of voters to know what their leaders are doing. "Unfortunately, it's portrayed in the paper as Boehner v. McDermott. It really is the government versus the people,'' McDermott, D-Wash., said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. McDermott commented three days after a federal appeals court ruling against him in the...
  • Father behind bars for daughter's death(60 yo father stabs 12 yo to death)

    03/21/2006 3:23:22 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 1,588+ views ^ | 3 20 06 | Robert Borrelli
    Benton Harbor, MI - A Benton Harbor father is charged with murdering his own daughter. Friends say there had been on-going friction between 60-year-old Albert Ellington and his 12-year-old daughter, Albertnisha for some time. Sunday night, an apparent argument ended with Albertnisha being stabbed to death. Shocking tragedy Albert Ellington just got custody of his two pre-teen daughters late last year. Friends say the meek, mild-mannered man apparently snapped after, what they say, was physical and mental abuse by his daughter. As Albert was arraigned for killing his 12-year-old daughter, those who knew of the situation inside their Hurd Street...
  • Biometric Data Keeps Captured Terrorists Behind Bars

    03/13/2006 4:14:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 470+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2006 – A high-tech Defense Department identification system has linked some captured terrorists to previous crimes and prevented their release from overseas detention facilities, senior defense officials said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing here March 10. A sample biometric ID card is checked at a stationary verification station during a DoD biometric identification system demonstration held in the Washington, D.C., area in May 2005. At the right is a fingerprint checker. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I understand that the (defense) department is collecting biometric information from individuals...
  • KC-135 operations -- the flow behind the mission

    03/08/2006 6:13:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 351+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Scott King
    /8/2006 - OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFPN) -- They have their hands in virtually every aspect of the KC-135 Stratotanker mission here -- they are the flow, the operational heartbeat. It starts at the top with their commander, runs through the operations officer, to a KC-135 mission planning cell, then to the aircrews. Then there is a support cast comprising 12 people who work in intelligence, crew communication, flight records, life support and flight medicine specialties. Each one of these sections is key to the team and vital to getting gas safely delivered to our customer on time. It’s pretty clear...
  • Marine captain leaves no man behind, earns Silver Star (Awarded not earned!)

    02/09/2006 5:01:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 94 replies · 2,383+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Patrick J. Floto
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2006) -- While fencing in high school and college, every elegant move made by Capt. Brain R. von Kraus was well thought out, even in the most heated duels. These same swift, but calculated decisions were made on Jan. 25, 2004 during an ambush where then 1st Lt. Von Kraus displayed exceptional bravery as he dismounted his vehicle and entered the enemy kill zone to aid his stricken Marines. For these actions, von Kraus was awarded the Silver Star here Feb. 8 by Maj. Gen. Richard F. Natonski, commanding general of the...
  • America Supports You: LAPD Stands Behind Mobilized Employees

    01/12/2006 4:48:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 172+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2006 – When Sgt. Brandon Valdez, a Marine Corps Reservist, was wounded by a roadside bomb during convoy duty in Ramadi, Iraq, in November 2004, his civilian employer, the Los Angeles Police Department, supported him to the fullest. In addition to continuing to make up the difference between his military and police pay and providing him his full employee benefits, the LAPD had a full-time military liaison officer available to help Valdez through his recovery. In an arrangement unique among police departments, Officer Dennis J. DeNoi, a retired Marine master sergeant, was on duty as the department's...
  • Bush to Troops: 'The American People Stand Behind You'

    11/30/2005 5:27:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 420+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – Victory in Iraq will require the strength and courage of U.S. servicemembers, who by fighting terrorists in Iraq are defeating a direct threat to the American people, President Bush said today at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Speaking to the brigade of midshipmen, Bush said that although there is vigorous debate in Washington about the war in Iraq, the troops shouldn't doubt that the American people support them. "When you're risking your life to accomplish a mission, the last thing you want to hear is that mission being questioned in our nation's capital,"...
  • Schwarzenegger departs to China, leaving political trouble behind

    11/11/2005 4:05:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 253+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/09/05 | Michael R. Blood -ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a humiliating election loss, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this weekend jets to China and Hong Kong where he'll try to exchange his blistered campaign image for the role of celebrity statesman and retailer. Officially, the Republican governor's long-scheduled, six-day tour will take him to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to promote trade along the Pacific Rim. He'll arrive Monday with a retinue of nearly 80 corporate and business executives eager to sell products from pharmaceuticals to chardonnay to Mickey Mouse in the world's largest emerging market. A business-connected foundation is picking up part of the trip's...
  • US One Step Behind 'Iraqi Phantom' (Al-Douri)

    10/27/2005 6:39:03 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 714+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-28-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    US one step behind 'Iraqi phantom' By Adrian Blomfield in Dour (Filed: 28/10/2005) Some senior Iraqi officers call him a phantom. In certain western coalition circles, he is known as Macavity, the mystery Ba'athist. Six times in the last 10 months, US forces say they have come tantalisingly close to catching Izzat al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and the second-most wanted fugitive in Iraq. Izzat al-Douri, Saddam's former right-hand man But each time he has managed to slip away, though on some occasions the Americans claim to have been so close that they found the dinner still on his...
  • Jesse Jackson hits out at Bush, suggests race behind New Orleans' plight

    09/02/2005 7:22:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 116 replies · 2,529+ views
    BATON ROUGE, United States (AFP) - Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson fired off a fierce attack on President George W. Bush over Hurricane Katrina and claimed black people were being locked out of top relief roles. Jackson raised the sensitive issue of race, simmering below the surface in New Orleans, even before the hurricane tragedy, pointing out that many of those trapped in the city by the storm were poor and black. "There is a historical indifference to the pain of poor people, and black people ... we seem to adjust more easily to black pain." Jackson spoke after leading...
  • Hillary Clinton Panders to Latino 'Advocacy' Group La Raza - (La Raza is violently anti-American!)

    07/18/2005 5:16:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 47 replies · 2,470+ views
    U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said Monday the "achievement gap is beginning to close" between Hispanic and white students, while Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton countered that she's not convinced the federal government is doing enough to help Hispanic youth get through school. Spellings and Clinton each spoke at the convention of the National Council of La Raza, a four-day event that ends Tuesday. The two did not dispute statistics that show Latino students have the nation's highest high school dropout rate and the lowest college enrollment rate, but diverged on whether the government is fixing the problem. Praising No Child...
  • The 8 Ball Behind Live 8

    07/06/2005 3:29:09 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 636+ views ^ | July 6, 2005 | Donnel Jones
    I’m pleased as punch that Roger Waters and the rest of the original Pink Floyd troop (Gilmore, Mason, and Wright) reunited for the first time since 1981. At its very best, back in the day, Floyd was one group that never had to apologize for being so “studio.” Their use of special effects in sound was always subservient to the content and art of the writing, playing, and production of their work. Their music had the casual sophistication of something “Brit” even though these guys were blokes. Their album, “Animals,” for example, is a seething bestiary, ridiculing human foibles with...
  • Jackson Fans To Author "No Child's Behind Left" Act

    06/20/2005 6:53:22 PM PDT · by The Therapist · 1 replies · 273+ views
    The Therapist ^ | June 20, 2005 | The Therapist
    Los Angeles, Ca.--Thoroughly energized by a resounding legal victory, fans of Michael Jackson are hoping to "de-mystify the chronological gulf" between adults and children, with what is being touted as the No Child's Behind Left Act."I want Michael to not only have access to my children, but to have access to your children as well," said one fan who would not provide his name. "It's important that Neverland be always populated with children, and there's only a finite amount out there, when you consider Mr. Jackson's pedophilic . . .
  • CA: Behind the Wheels - States should limit licenses to legal residents

    03/13/2005 10:03:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 579+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/13/05 | Op/Ed
    Until Wednesday, 11 states issued driver licenses to illegal immigrants. On Wednesday, Utah's governor signed a bill that denies such immigrants licenses, offering them instead readily distinguishable "driving privilege cards." Utah's action points to a national wave of public concern about issuing to illegal immigrants a license to do far more than drive. It's a wave, too, that will become a veritable tsunami if federal legislation that just passed the House of Representatives makes it, as it should, through the Senate. In that event, states may continue to issue driver licenses to illegal immigrants, but driver licenses from those states...
  • Pressure and momentum build behind anti-poverty drive

    01/28/2005 1:23:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 382+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/05 | AFP
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - Momentum was building behind an anti-poverty drive, as Germany's leader threw his weight behind proposals for more aid for the developing world and Britain's finance minister said public pressure for action could not be be ignored. "I now sense in 2005 that hundreds, then thousands, then millions in every continent are coming together with such a set of insistent demands, that no government, no politician, no world leader can afford to ignore them," Britain's finance minister Gordon Brown said at the World Economic Forum (news - web sites). Brown's intervention came a day after about 1,000...
  • President George W. Bush: Behind the Headlines (Fox News Channel, Sunday, 1/16/05, 9pm EST)

    01/14/2005 3:31:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1,268+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/05
    George W. Bush: Behind the Headlines 9:00pm Rare photos, unseen video and exclusive interviews with the president's inner circle! Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Andy Card, and Joe Allbaugh take you inside the Oval Office during crisis and war, and paint an intimate portrait of G.W.B. (cc)
  • U.S. Wireless Use Behind Rest of World

    12/18/2004 8:18:32 PM PST · by crushelits · 34 replies · 719+ views ^ | Dec. 18, 2004 | Ellen Simon
    <> NEW YORK - On a trip on the Tokyo subway last year, almost everyone ignored the young man talking on one wireless phone, messaging with another and juggling a third. Such cell phone overload would almost certainly get noticed in the United States, which lags the rest of the developed world in wireless use. An estimated 57 percent of the U.S. population chats on wireless phones — not much greater than the percentage of wireless phone users in much poorer Jamaica, where 54 percent of the people have mobile phones, according to the International Telecommunications Union. By comparison, in...
  • Zafi Worm Hides Behind Christmas Cheer (Don't Click!)

    12/14/2004 8:06:53 PM PST · by crushelits · 5 replies · 693+ views ^ | Tue Dec 14, 2004 | Paul Roberts
    A new version of the Zafi e-mail worm is spreading Christmas wishes along with its malicious code, according to antivirus software companies Zafi.D is a mass-mailing worm that arrives in file attached to e-mail messages with the subject "Merry Christmas." Instead of a gift, however, the e-mail package delivers worm code that infects Microsoft Windows systems on which it is opened. Leading antivirus companies, including McAfee, Sophos, and Computer Associates issued warnings about the new worm and updated antivirus signatures to stop the new threat. In addition to the Christmas well wishes in the subject line, Zafi-generated e-mails contain...

    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!
  • Democrats slowly behind (state by state Senate races)

    10/03/2004 6:37:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1,180+ views
    Pahrump Valley Times ^ | 10/01/04 | JOHN BRUMMETT
    Democrats slowly behind GUEST OPINION By JOHN BRUMMETT October 1, 2004 While the rest of you have stewed over the presidential race, I've looked into whether the Democrats might take back the U.S. Senate or the Republicans might increase their lead to something so formidable as to be nearly immune to filibuster and veto. The answer is yes. The Democrats might. The Republicans might. It's that fluid, that wild. And it might be more important to the course of public policy than the presidential outcome. Here are the numbers: The Republicans control the Senate by 51-48-1. If the Democrats could...
  • Job Growth Jumps; Bush Economic Plan Sound

    09/03/2004 9:03:56 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 893+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | September 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Labor Department reported this morning that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in August, down from 5.5% in July, and that our economy created 144,000 new jobs in August. July job creation was revised upward to 73,000 from the 32,000 initially reported. 78,000 new jobs were added in June. Looks like the July numbers were a blip and we’re getting back to the torrid pace of job creation of May (248,000), April (346,000), and March (353,000). After President Bush’s stirring speech last night and the good economic news, just how will Senator Franken-Kerry put a negative spin on...
  • Kerry, Kerry, Quite Contrary

    09/02/2004 7:27:38 AM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 1,413+ views ^ | September 2, 2004
    Will John Kerry issue in an age of a “stronger America” as his campaign bumper stickers state? I have found quite the contrary, and have provided documentation. In the mid 1960’s he tried to avoid military service for 12 months so he could continue his studies in Paris, according to Britain’s Telegraph. [1] Then he served 4 ˝ months in Vietnam. Though he claimed a Purple Heart for his first “injury,” his own diary for that day states, “we hadn't been shot at yet.” [2] According to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, you have to be wounded to...