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  • “Top Secret” Should Mean Just That [CFR op-ed on PRISM]

    06/07/2013 12:06:34 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 36 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | 6/6/2013 | Max Boot
    That's the heading on the first page of the court order obtained theGuardian. Top Secret is one of the highest levels of security classification in the U.S. government; the other initials indicate that this is "special intelligence," aka "signals intelligence," one of the most closely guarded capabilities of the U.S. intelligence community, and that it should not shown to any foreigners. Ironically and disturbingly, a British newspaper obtained this document. ... I have no idea who this intelligence officer is, but he (or she) has committed a serious crime by the unauthorized disclosure of such sensitive information. He needs to...
  • Texans, Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014

    07/31/2012 7:51:32 PM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 69 replies
    31 July 2012 | JRandomFreeper
    It seems as though Cruz has won the Senate and Dewhurst is headed back to his Lt. Governor job in Austin.I have a problem with our Lt. Governor. Dewhurst has shown what a lying establishment sleazeball he is. He doesn't need to be in Texas politics anymore. Time for the boot.So, tonight, the Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014 (((ping list))) becomes active.
  • Tech help pls.: My HP laptop wont boot

    07/03/2009 7:59:53 PM PDT · by max americana · 91 replies · 1,623+ views
    July 3 2009 | max
    Need some techie help pls . fellow Freepers. I have an XP Media HP laptop 2006 1.6 GB 2006. The laptop keeps attempting to boot up, the power is on but it wont just go to the XP /os start up,,,(the past 20 minutes now) the solution pls especially how to access the laptop drive because it looks like I will have to reboot this laptop completely with the recovery disks BUT I dont want to unless neccessary. And there's some info that I need to get to especially the hard drive. Expert and intermediate suggestions and solutions pls..
  • Michelle's Boot Camps For Radicals [Flashback]

    06/11/2009 3:20:32 AM PDT · by Son House · 10 replies · 1,040+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | September 04, 2008 | By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of Public Allies in 1992, resigning before his wife became executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies in 1993. Obama plans to use the nonprofit group, which he features on his campaign Web site, as the model for a national service corps. He calls his Orwellian program, "Universal Voluntary Public Service." But its real mission is to radicalize American youth and use them to bring about "social change" through threats, pressure, tension and confrontation — the tactics used by the father of community organizing, Saul "The Red" Alinsky. "Our...
  • ACLU Sues Laguna Beach for Giving Homeless the Boot (Move them to Hussein's Hawaii mansion?)

    12/23/2008 10:43:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,319+ views
    OC Weekley ^ | 12/23/08 | Daffodil J. Altan
    ACLU Sues Laguna Beach for Giving Homeless the BootPosted by Daffodil J. Altan December 23, 2008 11:40 AM The ACLU filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today against the city of Laguna Beach for its "unlawful and inhumane policy of harassing and intimidating disabled homeless people." The suit alleges that the city's prolonged arrests of its small, disabled homeless population under the guise of an anti-sleeping ordinance is "blatantly unconstitutional" and criminalizes an otherwise helpless disabled population. Erwin Chemerinsky, chair of UC Irvine's law school, is acting as co-counsel. According to the ACLU, the city has had plenty of time...
  • Why We Serve: Student Leaves Campus for Boot Camp

    03/21/2008 2:12:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 353+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, March 21, 2008 – After completing four semesters at the University of Alabama, 19-year-old Daniel K. Winnie felt his life lacked discipline and direction. Marine Chief Warrant Officer Daniel K. Winnie is telling his story to audiences around the country as part of the Defense Department's "Why We Serve" public-outreach public-outreach program. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I was sitting around enjoying college life, which was good, but I wasn’t doing much of anything else,” he recalled. At that point, about halfway through his college career, Winnie made a bold decision. “I thought the...
  • Italy expels Turin imam deemed threat to public security

    01/10/2008 2:24:11 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 5 replies · 93+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-10-08 | AP Staff
    Italy expelled a Turin imam to his native Morocco Wednesday after his sermons were secretly filmed and his views were deemed a threat to public security, officials said. Mohamed Kohaila, who had been living in Italy for years, was deported in the evening, according to the Interior Ministry. The ministry said local and national anti-terrorism authorities determined that Kohaila was inciting "violently anti-Western behavior" and maintained relations with extremists close to militant jihadists. Kohaila was a close aide to another Moroccan-born imam in Turin, Bourki Bouchta, who was deemed an extremist and expelled from Italy in 2005, police in the...
  • Barking orders the norm at DOD's Canine Boot Camp (WOOF! WOOF!!)

    05/29/2007 5:47:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Master Sgt. Tim Barela and Tech. Sgt. Matt Hannen
    5/23/2007 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- He sizes up his troops with an icy glare. As he scrutinizes his trainees' every move, he wonders to himself, "Which one will be a problem? Who will be crazy, lazy, or skittish? Who's going to be clumsy or a slow learner? Who will separate himself as the best of the best?" He barks out his commands, and they do their best to try to please him. Still, the instructor knows he has his work cut out for him. This group is really doggin' it. But that's not necessarily a bad...
  • US numb to Iraq troop deaths - experts

    10/20/2006 10:38:55 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday, October 21, 2006 | Michelle Nichols
    IN a small box titled "Names of the Dead" on page 10, The New York Times recorded the passing of Captain Mark Paine this week, who died after a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Iraq. His local California newspaper, the Contra Costa Times, ran more than 700 words on Cpt Paine's death, including interviews with his mother, father and even his old Scoutmaster, while the San Francisco Chronicle ran a 500-word obituary. This local coverage of US military deaths "actually has a bigger affect on public opinion than the overall trends," said Matt Baum, an associate professor of...
  • Murtha Abscam Video about to be shown on Hannity and Colmes!

    10/02/2006 6:02:27 PM PDT · by jrooney · 61 replies · 1,612+ views
    Fox News | 10-02-06 | jrooney
    Murhta's Abscam video about to be shown for the first time in 26 years on Hannity and Colmes!
  • LIVE THREAD: BOOT MURTHA TODAY, OCTOBER 1, 2006

    10/01/2006 4:39:11 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 303 replies · 5,901+ views
    self | 10/01/2006 | RaceBannon
    Today, in Johnstown, BOOT MURTHA!!
  • Boot Murtha Rally, Johnstown: Evening report of the night before rally welcoming party

    09/30/2006 8:13:52 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 66 replies · 2,734+ views
    self | 09/30/2006 | RaceBannon
    Tonight, beginning at 7pm, the welcoming rally was held for the BOOT MURTHA rally in Johnstown Pennsylvania in the Cambria Veterans Memorial on Napolean Street in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
  • Mom's a recruit (Mother of four follows son into boot camp; first 40+ Arizona woman to join)

    07/29/2006 11:04:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 4,426+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    When Laurie-Ann Fuca told loved ones she was planning to become a soldier, some doubled over and laughed until their stomachs hurt. They hooted that she'd never pass the physical at her age, that she'd wilt without luxuries like manicures and martinis. No one's laughing now at the 41-year-old Tucson soccer mom, who is making history as the first Arizona woman to join the Army past her 40th birthday. The mother of four leaves for boot camp Monday, three weeks after her eldest son, a 19-year-old soldier, was sent to Iraq. Until recently, the scenario would have been impossible. But...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Graduate from Boot Camp in Anbar Province

    05/01/2006 4:04:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 277+ views
    CAMP HABBANYAH, Iraq, May 1, 2006 – Nearly 1,000 Iraqi army soldiers graduated from boot camp yesterday, beginning the first step toward an integrated army in Iraq's Anbar province. "The movement of an integrated army in al Anbar is the only future," said Col. Larry D. Nicholson, commander of Regimental Combat Team 5, based in Fallujah. "When people look out their window and see the army, they need to be able to say, 'It's my army.' Today, we took a very positive step in that direction." A total of 978 Iraqi soldiers, who were recruited from across Anbar province, graduated...
  • Introducing the Dell De-Crapifier (Utility Removes Unwanted Software)

    04/11/2006 3:55:36 PM PDT · by Gomez · 2 replies · 1,043+ views
    It’s a sad state of affairs when you buy a new computer these days and it comes pre-loaded with a ton of garbage software that brings your new machine to a crawl. If anyone’s bought a Dell PC in the last few years, you probably know what I’m talking about. Just recently, I was helping a friend set up his brand new Inspiron 1300 and it took FOREVER for it to boot up. It’s a very dissatifiying experience to pull a brand new computer out of the box and be spammed with a bunch of trial software. After removing all...
  • Vista installs, boots on Intel Macs

    04/10/2006 2:32:23 PM PDT · by Panerai · 5 replies · 330+ views
    MacNN ^ | 04/10/2006
    An avid Mac user has managed to install and boot Windows Vista an on Intel Mac, according to report on the OSx86 Project website. The site says that despite Apple's beta release of its Boot Camp software and several previous successful attempts at getting the installer to work, actually making Vista run on an Intel Mac has still proven to be quite a challenge. The user has taken screenshots of his success, but says he had to delete the Mac OS X partition to get Vista running. The OSx86 Project, which says it is a good start and congratulated the...
  • Windows XP on Intel iMac: confirmed

    03/16/2006 9:44:31 AM PST · by GOP Jedi · 14 replies · 431+ views
    Arstechnica.com ^ | 3/16/2006 | Clint Ecker
    Over the past few days, Infinite Loop has been following developments which seemed to indicate that a workable solution for installing Windows XP on Apple's Intel-based computers had been developed. Reactions were, at first, mixed. Most people, jaded by months of fakery on just about every hot Apple rumor imaginable, dismissed the solution out of hand, but those who had been following the progress of the author of this particular hack were fairly confident that he had sealed the deal. For those unaware, a website titled Windows XP on Mac has been collecting a pool of donations for anyone who...
  • Class selected for cyber security boot camp

    03/06/2006 3:49:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Francis L. Crumb
    3/6/2006 - ROME, N.Y. (AFPN) -- Forty men and women from across the country will focus on a futuristic "cybercraft" as they participate in the 2006 Class of the Advanced Course in Engineering Cyber Security Boot Camp. A joint selection committee of Syracuse University and Air Force Research Laboratory officials reviewed the credentials of applicants and identified 40 candidates who will make up the class of 2006, comprised of 36 new students and four returning graduate assistants. The profile of the 36 students of the ACE 2006 class includes 33 men and three women who attend colleges in 22 states...
  • To Keep Recruits,Boot Camp Gets A Gentle Revamp

    02/15/2006 9:35:13 AM PST · by jjm2111 · 209 replies · 4,314+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/15/06 | Greg Jaffe
    New recruits used to be welcomed to boot camp here with the "shark attack." For decades, drill sergeants in wide-brim hats would swarm around the fresh-off-the-bus privates, shouting orders. Some rattled recruits would make mistakes. A few would cry. Today, the Army is opting for a quieter approach. "I told my drill sergeants to stop the nonsense," says Col. Edward Daly, whose basic-training brigade graduates about 11,000 soldiers a year. Last fall, Col. Daly began meeting with all new recruits shortly after they arrive at boot camp to thank them. "We sincerely appreciate the fact that you swore an oath...
  • Paul Martin And The Liberals Should Get The Boot Today (Alberta And Quebec In Agreement Alert)

    01/23/2006 2:26:33 AM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 711+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 01/23/06 | Frank Nuovo and Jose Rodriquez
    RODRIGUEZ: Funny place this Canada of ours. Where else could a guy named Franco Nuovo who speaks French discuss the election with a guy named Jose Rodriguez who speaks English? About that election, Quebecers and Albertans have a lot in common -- we don't like crooks. We're both poised to annihilate the Liberals. Too bad your guy's a separatist. NUOVO: You're right about Quebecers and Albertans, but does that mean you're a Tory? RODRIGUEZ: Hey, if you live in Alberta, there's no other choice! The Liberals can't be trusted, the NDP are a bunch of commies and the Green party...
  • It takes decades to stand-up an army

    12/19/2005 2:23:26 PM PST · by Moonraker · 25 replies · 917+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 19, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Gen. Bolger also told me that a new soldier in the Iraqi Army makes around $300 a month, while the terrorists are offering about $300 per night for anyone willing to plant an IED. Yet Iraqi Army boot camps are turning out around 1,650 brand new soldiers every five weeks. That number is growing weekly, and is slated to double in 2006. Like the throngs of voters who queued up to the ballot box last week, volunteers who stand in the Iraqi army recruiting lines are not stupid. Nor are they so desperate for work they'll risk death for a...
  • A rite of passage unlike any other

    10/10/2005 7:14:41 AM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 2 replies · 985+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Recruit Daniel Murphy, who in college was a 325-pound offensive lineman protecting quarterbacks and opening holes for running backs, lost 100 pounds to join the U.S. Marines, the military's swift-moving, expeditionary shock troops.
  • Bringing special operations thinking to Army basic training

    09/13/2005 9:43:41 AM PDT · by VirginiaMil · 8 replies · 974+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 13, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Brigadier General James H. Schwitters is in many ways the face of leadership in the 21st-century American Army: Thoughtful, deliberate, battle-seasoned, all business, nothing like “the perfumed princes” the late Col. David H. Hackworth railed against for so many years. Schwitters is simply a bone-hard warrior with a calculating mind and far too many parachute jumps (operational and training) under his belt to continue counting. He knows how to fight, survive, achieve the given objective, and think outside of the box to accomplish all three. He’s the kind of general-officer the Army – in fact the entire U.S. Defense Department...
  • A question for Military Vets on FR: What kind of military boot is good to wear?

    08/21/2005 1:17:18 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 23 replies · 544+ views
    various | self
    Hi to all Military vets on FR I am about to buy a pair of Military boots online. Which type is fine to choose/wear? What are your suggestions? Any ideas? I appreciate your comments!
  • Bill would boot out foreigners in gangs

    06/29/2005 9:21:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 817+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/29/05 | Lisa Friedman
    Under legislation backed Tuesday by a Ventura County congressman, the Department of Homeland Security would be able to deport immigrants who have not been convicted of committing crimes, if they belong to a group the government has designated as a criminal gang. Under the bill, the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles or another district also could secretly designate new criminal street gangs, making immigrants in those groups eligible for deportation. Any group that the government decrees to be a gang could not challenge the designation for up to two years. Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, a lead co-sponsor of the...
  • Supreme Court justice faces boot from home?

    06/28/2005 4:05:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies · 3,000+ views
    WND ^ | June 28, 2005 | Ron Strom
    Developer wants 'Lost Liberty Hotel' built upon property of David Souter A private developer contacted the local government in Supreme Court Justice David Souter's hometown in New Hampshire yesterday asking that the property of the judge – who voted in favor of a controversial decision allowing a city to take residents' homes for private development – be seized to make room for a new hotel. Logan Darrow Clements faxed a request to Chip Meany, the code enforcement officer of the town of Weare, N.H., seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road, the...
  • Battle over U.N. post is bigger than Bolton - It's a proxy fight over Bush's foreign policy

    05/11/2005 10:26:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 549+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/11/5 | Marc Sandalow
    Washington -- Sen. Chris Dodd uttered a remarkably candid observation during a recent hearing on John Bolton, President Bush's nominee for U.S. representative to the United Nations. "The position at the United Nations is not that terribly important," Dodd, D-Conn., said. It would be hard to tell that from the sound and fury over Bolton's confirmation. Democrats have portrayed Bolton as a unilateralist ogre who embellishes intelligence, berates underlings and is incapable of conducting diplomacy. Republicans have countered that Bolton is a strong-willed, if not brilliant, policy-maker with the steely resolve to take on the United Nations. The fight over...
  • By the book, a perfect fit (world's biggest shoe)

    02/07/2005 6:52:27 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 1,979+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 2-7-05 | Dee Depass
    A hundred old ladies could live in this shoe. Built with 80 cowhides, 1,200 feet of rope and 300 pounds of adhesives, this supersize "638-D" beauty is the latest addition to Minnesota's oversize landmarks. Scraping the factory rafters, the creation of Red Wing Shoes was crowned the world's largest shoe by the Guinness Book of Records at a special measuring session Saturday at a Las Vegas trade show. Using ladders, cranes and special rigging equipment, 60 employees and retirees built the boot in Red Wing over 13 months and finished it in time to mark the company's 100th anniversary Feb....
  • One Marine's Mission to Prepare Recruits

    12/28/2004 11:59:44 AM PST · by BoBToMatoE · 27 replies · 1,203+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | 12-28-2004 | MSNBC.Com
    “Turn ’em on, Fire Watch. Turn the lights on,” he shouted, as he and the other drill instructors stormed between the bunks, yelling at the young recruits to get up and face another grueling day. And they had better move fast, fast, fast! For the next several minutes, the recruits counted off, put on their fatigues, boots and caps — performing each task on command, always being yelled at, constantly shouting back at the top of their lungs, "Aye, sir!" Next, they would make their bunks — exactly right — and sweep the squad room, crawling along the floor like...
  • 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!
  • The Man Who Was Unchanged(GOP for Kerry?! What's the deal?)

    10/14/2004 8:23:42 PM PDT · by mack98 · 19 replies · 721+ views
    Here's what Robert Kagan, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and contributor to the Weekly Standard, said in a recent Financial Times piece [http://snipurl.com/9ns6]: "There are many reasons why, in theory, the US would benefit from a Democratic victory. It is important for the Democrats to own the war on terrorism and not simply be the opposition. Also, we would have a fresh start with the Europeans and other allies, though they would quickly be disillusioned to learn that Kerry wouldn't be that different from Bush in some respects." Here's what former WSJ'er Max Boot, currently with the Council...
  • Computer Help - 1.=Booting from CD-ROM" (w/AMD & Win98SE) 2.=Adding 2nd Hard Drive to Ribbon Cable

    09/06/2004 2:48:29 PM PDT · by Computer Central · 17 replies · 514+ views
    Asking for Computer Help! | 9/6/04
    Hi - My PC clone has AMD-K6 & Win 98 SE 1. What changes do I have to make, (and how), to make my computer Boot from CD-ROM? I have a CD that has FreeSBIE / (FreeBSD) on it. When I am able to boot from the CD-ROM, then the FreeBSD is supposed to run the computer from the CD. 2. The ribbon cable that goes to the Hard Drive has that extra plastic connector in the middle of the cable. If I connect a 2nd hard drive to that extra connector, (also with the power connection), what else do...
  • WHO WAS HUMILIATED MORE, PARRIS ISLAND RECRUITS OR IRAQ PRISONERS? (Warning, strong lauguage/images)

    05/07/2004 2:26:54 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 192 replies · 5,798+ views
    self | 7-May-04 | RaceBannon
    All right. That does it. I am going to say it. EVERYONE who ever went to boot camp was humiliated more than these people were in Baghdad. And I mean EVERYONE!
  • House Is 25-Foot-Tall Replica of a Boot

    09/30/2003 1:22:51 PM PDT · by bedolido · 24 replies · 256+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 09/28/03 | MARTHA RAFFAELE
    HELLAM, Pa. (AP) -- Along a two-lane country road, the scenery offers up the architecturally impossible, or so it would seem - a 25-foot-tall beige stucco replica of a man's work boot worthy of Paul Bunyan. Until recently, an elderly woman even owned the place. She didn't actually live in the shoe, although its three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and living room make it livable enough. For the past eight years, 77-year-old Ruth Miller was the tour guide for curious motorists who stop by the Haines Shoe House on Shoe House Road, just a few miles east of the city...
  • Stanford, Oxford archaeologists find evidence that depraved tyrant annexed sacred temple

    09/12/2003 1:57:26 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 417+ views
    Stanford Report, September 10, 2003 ^ | September 10, 2003 | BY JOHN SANFORD
    Did Caligula have a God complex?Stanford, Oxford archaeologists find evidence that depraved tyrant annexed sacred temple BY JOHN SANFORD Archaeologists from Stanford, Oxford and the American Institute for Roman Culture have unearthed evidence that Caligula, in an act of astonishing hubris, extended his palace to the podium of a sacrosanct temple. The discovery, made during the final weeks of a month-and-a-half-long dig this summer in the Roman Forum, appears to support accounts by some ancient historians that the profligate but short-lived emperor was a megalomaniac. "It's the equivalent of Queen Elizabeth taking over St. Paul's Cathedral as an anteroom,"...
  • Toby Keith Vs. Peter Jennings

    04/15/2003 6:30:13 PM PDT · by Motorcycle Cowboy · 17 replies · 643+ views
    [Toby Keith] was booked in May to sing his patriotic anthem on an ABC-TV special set for a live July 4 broadcast. Asked to open the show with "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue," Toby was glad to do it. It made sense to kick off an Independence Day program with a song that had tapped into what a lot of Americans were feeling and it would serve as a tribute to his father. But something unexpected happened. The host of the program, ABC network newsman Peter Jennings, decided he didn't like the song, and he pulled the plug...
  • Legislature Creates Large Tax Hike

    09/29/2002 3:30:01 PM PDT · by Madcelt · 23 replies · 333+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | September 23, 2002 | John Locke Foundation
    RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley and the state legislature have approved a revised budget for the current fiscal year that will likely result in hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes on North Carolina businesses and families, further damaging an already weakened state economy, according to a preliminary analysis by the John Locke Foundation. John Hood, chairman and president of the Raleigh-based think tank, observed that the new budget directly raises the state tax burden by approximately $157 million, largely through changes in business taxes and the elimination of previously scheduled tax cuts that had been designed to help...
  • President Bush gifted with boots, hats,saddles and swords, many times over

    09/03/2002 8:26:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies · 358+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 9/3/2002 01:31 | Sonya Ross
    <p>President Bush received several pairs of cowboy boots and other Western gear during his first year in office, courtesy of foreign officials who clearly took into account the president's taste for things Texan.</p> <p>There's a pair of black ostrich-skin boots that President Vicente Fox kicked in, so to speak, when Bush visited Mexico in February 2001. And a fancier pair Fox offered a month later, made of navy blue ostrich skin and stitched with Bush's initials, U.S. and Mexican flags and the year "2001."</p>
  • U.S. Scientist Off Climate Panel

    04/19/2002 1:29:40 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 13 replies · 281+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, April 19, 2002 | JONATHAN FOWLER
    GENEVA (AP) -- A U.S. scientist was voted off an international climate panel Friday after what campaigners claimed was pressure from the oil industry and Washington, a claim rejected by the United States. Atmospheric scientist Robert Watson was seeking re-election as head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has been vocal in warning governments about the danger of fossil fuel emissions contributing to global warming. Watson was defeated by Indian challenger Rajendra Pachauri, who was backed by the United States and 75 other nations. Watson received 49 votes in the ballot, said World Meteorological Organization spokeswoman Mo Lagarde....