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  • Free Republic Errors Now When Using Brave Browser

    01/22/2017 4:35:58 PM PST · by stayathomemom · 28 replies
    Me | 1 22 2017 | Me
    Since Free Republic has come back online, I can no longer access it using the Brave browser. The page loads, but as soon as my sidebar appears, the page errors and I get this message: The HTTP response body is transferred with Chunked-Encoding, but the terminating zero-length chunk was never sent when the connection is closed. Has anyone else experienced this and have a solution or an explanation?
  • Are Ad-Blockers Saving Internet Users, or Ruining the Internet?

    01/13/2017 1:49:00 PM PST · by qam1 · 78 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 1/13/2017 | Meredith Rutland Bauer
    Ad-blockers may seem like an answer to an internet user’s prayers. No annoying pop-ups, no promos before videos and no concerns about accidentally clicking on a virus. But for ad-driven websites, they’re a revenue leech that needs to be pried off. This is becoming one of the internet's biggest debates. More countries are cracking down on ad-blockers—the EU’s European Commission even proposed a rule this week that would allow media companies to ban users who use ad-blockers. The debate is no longer on the fringes with tech’s biggest names, including Facebook, weighing in. “Ads support our mission of giving people...
  • Brave Browser (Vanity)

    09/30/2016 4:38:21 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 34 replies
    9/30/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    Started using the "Brave" browser today after downloading and setting it up last night. Browser was written by the programmer who wrote Firefox but who was later forced out at Mozilla by the queers, freaks and perverts for supporting traditional marriage. Browser blocks all ads and popups which makes browsing quick and efficient again. Not a lot of instructions but most of the setup mirrors Firefox or is intuitive. Can be obtained free from
  • Shunned for supporting natural marriage, former Mozilla CEO is back with new and fast browser

    09/29/2016 7:20:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 09/28/16 | Mark Hodges
    Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, continues to lead the technological revolution with Brave, an innovative concept in Internet browsers.    After blowing away the competition (read: Microsoft's Internet Explorer) with the Internet browser Firefox, Eich has come up with Brave, a nearly ad-free, lightning-fast browser that eliminates intrusive ads as well as common but unwanted tracking tack-ons.   A tech legend for his Java and Firefox contributions, Eich was betrayed by his contemporaries and forced out of business as CEO of Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, because he supported natural marriage... [less than 50%]  
  • Brendan Eich, Fired From Mozilla for Defending Marriage, Has a Brave New Web Browser

    08/26/2016 7:10:02 AM PDT · by Lera · 73 replies
    Stream ^ | 8/26/16 | Michael Brown
    Do you remember the name Brendan Eich? If you're internet savvy, you know him as the creator of JavaScript, the ubiquitous programming language, and you know him as the co-founder of Mozilla, which developed the Firefox browser. That makes him somewhat of a tech legend, and his legend will only increase with the release of his new browser, called Brave, which includes some cutting-edge enhancements. (More on that shortly.) You'll also remember his name if you've been following the culture wars, since Eich was forced to resign as the CEO of Mozilla in 2014 because he committed the cardinal sin...
  • Here we go again: another has-been Celebutard is coming out as Trans. . .

    06/08/2016 5:40:34 AM PDT · by Salgak · 104 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 6/8/16 | Radar Staff
    Move over, Caitlyn Jenner. has learned that Richard Simmons is the latest Hollywood star to secretly undergo a sex change! The National ENQUIRER broke the explosive news today with a jaw-dropping cover story that features never-before-seen photos of Simmons living as his female identity, Fiona. The incredible pictures of Simmons, 67, with flowing brunette locks and womanly curves are photoshop-free. And a friend of the exercise guru insisted, “[This is] not just Richard Simmons in drag. This is Richard dressed as a softly spoken woman named Fiona!”
  • You absolutely MUST install the Brave browser [from fired firefox exec]

    06/01/2016 11:03:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 89 replies
    Conservative Hardliner ^ | May 14, 2016 | dc
    <p>I remember when Mozilla fired Brendan Eich for being a normal human being, I was sort of bummed that I was going to stop browsing with Firefox. I'm not really the organized boycotting type, but I am someone who simply refuses to participate in idiocy. If some anti-American Hollywood liberal wants to fight against a normal civilization, then I just stop watching their movies and buying their music. If a coffee establishment tells their baristas to engage with me about race when I'm trying to get my morning triple venti soy latte, then I go elsewhere. If one of my favorite conservative-leaning talk show hosts starts supporting a liberal for President, then I turn the dial. It's not that I keep a list, but if it's seared into my brain deep enough, then I certainly alter my habits as a consumer of products, services, and content. Conversely, if someone is under attack by Marxists, then I tend to overly support them, like the Chick-Fil-A scenario, where I was stuffing my face with spicy chicken sandwiches several times per week for months. Thank goodness that died down. Anyway, I knew whatever Eich ended up doing, if it was a product or service, I was going to be a customer. I have no idea what Eich's politics are, but I know he is someone worth supporting.</p>
  • CNN’s Whitfield: Attacking Dallas Police HQ ‘Very Courageous and Brave’

    06/14/2015 8:56:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/14/15 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield called the attack on Dallas Police Headquarters “very courageous and brave” on Saturday’s “CNN Newsroom.” Whitfield, while discussing the shooting with legal analyst Philip Holloway, said, “It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff. So you believe these are the hallmarks of more than one person’s involvement?” Holloway’s smile visibly drooped when Whitfield praised the would-be cop killer. “Well, first off, I will say that the Dallas police department did an excellent job handling this situation, and no...
  • Steven Spielberg's Amblin, Syfy Adapting Classic Novel 'Brave New World'

    05/06/2015 8:30:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 1, 2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    The Emmy-winning team behind Syfy's Taken is reuniting for another science fiction classic. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television is adapting Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World as a scripted series for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Brave New World — ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library — is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in "hatcheries." Those who won’t conform...
  • Video Of Brave German Woman Rebuking Muslim Imam’s Call To Prayer Goes Viral [Watch]

    02/10/2014 9:35:36 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | Februry 7, 2014 | Dom the Conservative
    As Islam continues to grow more powerful in Germany, one Christian woman known as the “brave German woman” decided God had moved her to speak up. Heidi Mund felt led to march into the Memorial Church of the Reformation in the Rhineland city of Speyer on November 10, 2013 to rebuke their invitation of a Muslim Imam who was giving the call to prayer. After praying, Mund was certain she needed to act. Now, a video of her action has gone viral. “I would call it a holy anger,” she recounted. “And then I rose with my flag and I...
  • YouTube: Fighting Abortion in Texas -- Who's really behind the culture of death?

    08/16/2013 5:53:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies
    â–¶ Fighting Abortion in Texas -- Who's really behind the culture of death? - YouTube
  • These Soldiers Did the Boston Marathon Wearing 40-Pound Packs. Then They Helped Save Lives

    04/16/2013 5:33:09 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    Mother Jones News ^ | Tue Apr. 16, 2013 | Tasneem Raja
    At 5:20 a.m. on Monday, four hours before the Boston Marathon's elite runners took off, a group of 15 active-duty soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard gathered at the starting line in Hopkinton. Each soldier was in full combat uniform and carried a "ruck," a military backpack weighing about 40 pounds. The rucks were filled with Camelbacks of water, extra uniforms, Gatorade, changes of socks—and first-aid and trauma kits. It was all just supposed to be symbolic. "Forced marches" or "humps" are a regular part of military training, brisk walking over tough terrain while carrying gear that could help a...
  • It is time. My opus

    01/28/2013 8:10:56 PM PST · by Melas · 543 replies
    Self | 1-28-2013 | melas
    While the title says it all, I thought a goodbye was in order. While I've been a FReeper for well over a decade, I must declare that it is time to part ways. While I have the greatest respect for a great many of you, the days where I can in good conscience remain silent about the issues that set me apart from the rest of FReeperdom have past. For clarity, or perhaps catharsis, I'm not entirely certain which, I'll lay them out on the table an call the ZOT™ down upon myself. The racism: I just can't handle it...
  • Cuccinelli to rescue when truck catches fire

    01/26/2013 10:00:11 AM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    richmond times-dispatch ^ | 01/25/2013 | Associated Press
    ........................ The trucker pulled over and Cuccinelli helped the driver out of the cab. He then assisted her in putting out the fire with an extinguisher .......................
  • Rant: Fake Bravery

    01/15/2013 11:25:10 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 5 replies
    100,000 Before 50 ^ | January 15, 2013 | Chris Burke
    What is it about Hollywood, the media, and liberals in general, that causes them to misunderstand the word "brave"? Once upon a time, there were many brave liberals, who stood up to voice original dissenting opinions, whether valid or not, rational or not, in an effort to persuade any of the rigid minds about them to come to their cause. Some of them suffered setbacks to their careers and their lives because of it, but that did not deter them from speaking out further. And that was brave of them. Nowadays, people stand up to regurgitate the same bullet points...
  • LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE? [a revised essay]

    11/10/2012 10:14:57 AM PST · by MrChips · 2 replies
    vanity | 11/10/2012 | MrChips
    Well, folks, in the wake of this disastrous election, the year 2012 cannot end too soon. But, as it winds down, it is incumbent upon us to ask just what kind of nation we have left, and from just what reservoir of fortitude and courage we conservatives can draw the strength to continue. As the shock of Tuesday night lingered into Wednesday, the depression I experienced reached depths I have rarely known, as did the sheer existential angst and fear, so evident, as well, in various conservative chat rooms and blogs that I visited. We were told so often that...
  • Moraga: Gay teen denied Eagle Scout submits petition asking Boy Scouts to change policy

    10/20/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT · by redreno · 72 replies
    mercury news ^ | 10/19/2012 | rick hurd
    PLEASANT HILL -- A gay teenager denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality turned in an online petition with more than 400,000 signatures Wednesday urging the National Boy Scouts of America to change its policies against allowing gay members. Ryan Andresen of Moraga marched into the front office of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council on Ellinwood Way along with his parents and a former member of the same Boy Scout troop who came out as gay two weeks ago. Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, also attended and presented Andresen with a resolution honoring his achievements with the Boy Scouts....
  • Idaho Restaurant Dumps Pepsi & Miller Over Companies' LGBT Support

    07/20/2012 10:48:29 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 33 replies
    Instinct Magazine ^ | July 19 2012 | Johnathon Higbee
    Owners object to brands' support of National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce "The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is an entity that collects money from major corporations to further promote policies for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, and as Christians, we don't support that," said owner Mike Fuller. Fuller has even updated his restaurant's bare-bones website to include a notice about the boycott: Why Waha Bar & Grill is currently not carrying Coors, Miller, or Pepsico products: Miller/Coors, Pepsico, and many other companies (see list below) have taken a political stance by becoming corporate founders of...
  • Why Pixar is #1

    07/02/2012 5:40:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Pixar just released its 13th number one opening movie in a row, Brave . Most people associate Pixar with blockbuster animations. Most people don’t realize, however, that two of the secrets behind Pixar’s success are capitalism and clean fun. Capitalism Capitalism is the foundation that allows Pixar films to come into existence. Without a free market—where small film studios can compete with global giants—we would still be watching ho-hum Disney films. Because of capitalism, Pixar (a startup with loads of talent) was able to compete with Disney (a giant resting on its laurels) as an equal. Steve Jobs (the late...
  • Does It Matter If the Heroine of 'Brave' Is Gay?

    06/26/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 26, 2012 | Chris Heller
    Merida, the heroine of Pixar's Brave, doesn't want to marry. Not now, she repeatedly tells her mother, Queen Elinor, and perhaps not ever. Faced with the prospect of being forced to wed one of a trio of loutish suitors, she runs away from home in search of some way to change the "fate" she was born into. That's the radical thing about Brave: Merida is a Disney princess who doesn't want a prince. She also happens to be a tomboy, a tough and sporty archer who would rather be riding her horse than wearing a dress. On Sunday, Entertainment Weekly's...
  • Murder is alleged in botched heist (AZ)

    07/22/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 21 July, 2011 | Kim Smith
    Car alarm installer Charles Montes was almost done for the day. It was just after 7 p.m., his boss was locking up, and he was finishing up his last installation for the day. All of a sudden, Montes felt a gun in his back. The gunman announced he and his boss "were gonna get jacked and don't do nothing stupid," Montes testified Wednesday in Pima County Superior Court. Moments later, a man lay dead, felled by a bullet fired by Montes, and three accomplices were on their way to jail. Wednesday was the first day in the trial of Carlos...
  • AOL again: Bin Laden Mission Was Risky Business for Obama (even the title is barfy)

    05/04/2011 6:13:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    AOL News ^ | 4/5/11 | Lolita C. Baldor
    .... As U.S. officials evaluated their options, Obama asked for a gut check from top members of his national security team. The various plans, White House counterterror chief John Brennan said, were "debated across the board and the president wanted to make sure, at the end, that he had the views of all." ..... As he reviewed the options, Obama had history to consider. As some of his predecessors can attest, these are the missions that can define a presidency. .....
  • Looking For America

    04/06/2011 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mark Wills
    "The land of the free and the home of the brave Seems like I just woke up one day and it was gone, long gone. I know in my heart its still out there. Can someone please tell me where I'm looking for America."
  • Got Courage?

    02/28/2011 9:49:50 AM PST · by hawkins · 4 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 02/28/2011 | Erik Smith
    Our society definitely honors those who show “courage.” Medals are given to the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and coast guard personnel who go “…above and beyond the call of duty” and exhibit great bravery while completing their assigned missions. Many times, the people who are so recognized did these actions at the risk of their own lives. Thus, the military awards decorations to these brave men and women according to their level of valor. With much pomp and ceremony, these “heroes” receive such medals as the “Bronze” or “Silver Star,” the “Distinguished Service Cross,” or the highest award our nation...
  • Would Sam Kinison Have Survived In Today’s Brave New PC World?

    11/18/2010 12:46:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    big hollywood ^ | 11/18/10 | John Nolte
    HBO has just announced they’re producing a big screen biopic of the The Mighty Sam Kinison, which is interesting when you consider the state of things today. Below are five of my favorite Kinison routines, let’s see if you can guess which is the only one the great man would not have been roundly condemned as a hater for in this the year 2010. It was actually shocking to go back and listen to these bits after so many years, shocking to hear left-wing sacred cows take a scathing beating at the hands of a comedic genius who, among other...
  • Allen West declares victory over incumbent Congressman Ron Klein

    11/03/2010 5:01:36 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | 11/03/2010 | Michele Dargan
    Republican Allen West's win over incumbent U.S. Rep. Ron Klein by 7,000 votes in Broward County assured him of the win, Palm Beach County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Siegel said Tuesday night....frpa
  • Thank You, Soldiers! [Third Graders of Tussing Elementary, Virginia]

    05/30/2010 6:26:25 AM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 8 replies · 650+ views
    After all the bad press over a few teachers who stepped out of line teaching songs to our children, this one is one you will be so proud to hear. At the end of the song you can order the sheet music. The music teacher wrote the song and had all the third graders sing. Great message. From the third graders of Tussing Elementary, Colonial Heights, Virginia.
  • Iran: Clashes in Tehran as opposition defies regime warnings (they are back)

    09/18/2009 2:11:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 880+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 09/18/09 | Philippe Naughton
    Clashes in Tehran as opposition defies regime warnings Philippe Naughton Clashes broke out on the streets of Tehran today as tens of thousands of Iranians marched in favour of the opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, defying government warnings and a heavy police presence at an annual rally to show solidarity with the Palestinians. The demonstrators carried accessories in green, the signature colour of Mr Mousavi’s election campaign, for what was the first demonstration in two months against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's contested re-election in June. But the protest soon sparked violence as fistfights broke out with Ahmadinejad loyalists. Witnesses said that at...
  • Do Not Despair This 4th of July

    07/02/2009 9:32:35 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies · 1,030+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, July 2, 2009 | Ron Ewart
    “And the rocket’s red glare ..... the bombs bursting in air ..... gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave ..... O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
  • Hero of the Day

    11/24/2008 9:17:33 PM PST · by rvoitier · 6 replies · 646+ views
    NRO-The Corner ^ | 11.24.2008 | Michael Ledeen
    "The biggest thing to take from that day is what Marines can accomplish when they're given the opportunity to fight," the sniper said. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn't miss any shots, despite the enemies' rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.
  • Postings from Afghanistan -- A Kandahar Journal -- Civilian surgeons

    07/17/2007 4:33:53 PM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 281+ views
    National Post ^ | 2007-07-17 | Richard Johnson
    Civilian surgeonsStarted my day without much direction. I had arranged to go and draw helicopters on the runway at 9 a.m. Any photography of flight lines or hangars is strictly prohibited so I had to set up a specific time to visit. I chose first thing in the morning because I figured if I was sitting on the runway, I didn't want to be doing it when the day really heated up. The helicopters used by Canadian forces belong to the United States or the Dutch. This includes the helicopters used for casualties and it was these I was most...
  • Ron Paul sweeps NH, raises thousands to seed his bid.

    02/27/2007 1:18:29 PM PST · by NH4RonPaul · 271 replies · 2,619+ views
    Eye on Concord ^ | February 27, 2007 | Jane Aitken
    <p>US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul was still hearing applause as he walked out the door of a private home in Pembroke on Saturday evening after speaking to 150 supporters who donated over $14,000 to seed his bid for the presidency. Paul arrived at 9 PM and stayed to mingle with the adoring crowd until 11:30 PM as they drank coffee and dipped fruit from a large arrangement into a chocolate fountain.</p>
  • Soldiers Face and Hand Blown Off by Terrorists, But He Still Gets to Marry his Sweetheart

    12/05/2006 3:11:39 AM PST · by Lori675 · 39 replies · 2,520+ views
  • Why I love America, narrated by John Wayne

    10/01/2006 12:51:41 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 20 replies · 3,041+ views ^ | Last Century | John Mitchum
    Why I love America, Recited by John Wayne Written by John Mitchum. It’s one of those works that was written when Hollywood loved America, and we were "Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave." It will still give you that chill on how great America is, and why we should continue to fight for it.
  • San Antonio Freedom Walkers Brave Weather to Commemorate Sept. 11

    09/12/2006 7:05:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 254+ views
    SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 12, 2006 – Despite a downpour and half-flooded streets, about 1,200 people braved the rain yesterday to participate in San Antonio’s first Freedom Walk, a 2-mile tribute to the 3,000 victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The walk, sponsored by Operation Homefront and USAA, was one of more than 130 that took place throughout the nation as a remembrance of Sept. 11 and a tribute to veterans and servicemembers still serving today. The trek through the soaked, yet still scenic, downtown area offered participants an opportunity to reflect on past tragedies, as well as a few more recent...
  • Scout leader pulls trapped woman from flaming car

    08/08/2006 12:08:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 276+ views
    AP ^ | 8/8/6
    Petaluma, Calif. -- A Sonoma County woman remained hospitalized Tuesday after a Boy Scout leader driving a car full of scouts freed her from her burning vehicle seconds before it was engulfed in flames. Former firefighter Ron Balzer, of Sebastopol, came upon Julianne Mattaliano, 49, of Santa Rosa, screaming in pain after her car smashed into a tree on Saturday afternoon. The impact caved in the passenger door and her right leg was pinned, Balzer said. Flames were spouting from the engine.
  • Man (Freeper kanawa) stabs bear to death

    07/22/2006 5:30:03 PM PDT · by kanawa · 1,006 replies · 35,044+ views
    The ^ | Jul 22, 2006 | MELINDA DALTON
    A Waterloo man and his dog made a harrowing escape from the clutches of a vicious black bear Thursday while portaging near Wawa, Ont. Tom Tilley, 55, killed the nearly 200-pound bear by jumping on its back and stabbing the aggressive animal with a six-inch hunting knife after his dog alerted him and distracted the bear. "Love is a very powerful emotion and my thought right away was, 'You're not going to kill my dog,' " Tilley said yesterday. "I really consider my dog a hero. Without that first warning I would have had the bear clamping down on my...
  • Official: Marines could be charged with murder (Keyword; "Could" coming from unnamed sources)

    05/26/2006 12:20:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 1,143+ views
    msnbc/AP ^ | 5/26/2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Investigators believe that their criminal investigation into the deaths of about two dozen Iraqi civilians points toward a conclusion that Marines committed unprovoked murders, a senior defense official said Friday. The Marine Corps initially reported 15 deaths and said they were caused by a roadside bomb and an ensuing firefight with insurgents. A separate investigation is seeking to determine if Marines lied to cover up the killings. The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the yet-to-be-completed investigation, said the evidence developed by investigators strongly indicates the killings last...
  • More than 300 Fallujan men brave danger to join police force

    05/05/2006 4:06:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 407+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 1st Lt. Nathan Braden
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 5, 2006) -- More than 300 Fallujan men stepped forward to be Iraqi police recruits during a three-day recruiting drive here, despite a homicide bomber attack and the threat of additional violence. The goal of the recruiting drive was to sign-up 300 Iraqi police recruits, however, the drive ended yesterday with 348 men accepted out of 402 screened applicants. “Our first mission was to ensure we got 300 successful applicants from the drive,” said Staff Sgt. Lamont L. Hall, the 33-year-old operations chief for the Police Transition Team assigned to the Fallujah Police District. “The second mission...
  • Motor-T Marines brave Iraq's roads (T = Transport)

    01/06/2006 4:22:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Jan. 6, 2006) -- Corporal Eric J. Bell poked his head down from the gunner’s turret and spoke in a monotone voice to the Marines inside the humvee, “Well, Happy New Year guys.” “Yeah, Happy New Year to you too,” responded Cpl. Thomas A. Wagar, who was behind the wheel of the vehicle. On the final night of the year under blackout conditions, the Motor Transportation Marines of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Headquarters Group, II MEF (FWD), did what they do best--get from point A to point B with the least amount of challenges to face. While...
  • Bully for Bolivia

    10/25/2005 2:06:02 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 573+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct. 25, 2005 | Staff
    Latin America: A weekend march by 5,000 Bolivians in favor of a free trade pact with the U.S. got little attention. But it was a clear signal to step up commerce in a troubled region we often don't know what to do about. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America. The prospect of a growing free-trade movement, coming from humble factory workers, is startling. It surprised even other Bolivians who often hear anti-free trade rhetoric. After all, just about the only thing we ever hear about Bolivia is that a far-leftist, Evo Morales, leads in the presidential polls for...
  • Gov. Bush & his mystical buddy [OR: Jeb's "CHANG" comments make the left go insane]

    10/03/2005 6:46:37 AM PDT · by summer · 30 replies · 1,137+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | Sept. 18, 2005 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Florida's Favorite Governor After more than an hour of solemn ceremony naming Rep. Marco Rubio, R-West Miami, as the 2007-08 House speaker, Gov. Jeb Bush stepped to the podium in the House chamber last week and told a short story about "unleashing Chang," his "mystical warrior" friend. Here are Bush's words, spoken before hundreds of lawmakers and politicians: ''Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society. ''I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been...
  • After Action Photo Essay of the Indianapolis Pro-US Rally

    09/06/2005 1:50:51 PM PDT · by Earthdweller · 72 replies · 3,994+ views | 09/06/05 | Earthdweller
    After Action Report of rally in Indiana This photo essay was created to mark another day in Indiana history when real Americans came out to show their passionate concern and love for their country. The Pro-US rally in Indianapolis on September 5th was a huge success. Days of planning and work paid off when flag waving patriots lined the steps of the Indiana War Museum holding signs honoring our brave men and women of the US Armed Forces. Gold Star and Blue Star military families and some with family members currently serving in Iraq came to express their support for...
  • Cuba's Democrats

    05/19/2005 10:23:22 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 422+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 19, 2005 | Editorial
    Freedom: Like a green shoot improbably breaking through dilapidated concrete, something extraordinary is happening down in Cuba. It's not one of those showy people-power street revolutions we see all over on CNN in the post-Iraq war era. It's more like letters John Adams might have written to Thomas Jefferson concerning the nature of government. Citizens from 365 groups across the island are gathering this weekend to hammer out a compact for the creation of a free post-Castro Cuba. This Assembly to Promote Civil Society in Cuba is meeting for the first time under the most incredible of conditions — inside...
  • A Dali Painting in 3-D (after-action report from the hospice where Terri Schiavo is being held

    03/28/2005 9:05:11 AM PST · by woollyone · 83 replies · 15,427+ views
    self | March 28, 2005 | woollyone
    On Wednesday of last week, my friend and I just couldn’t stand it any more. The frustration, the anger, the sorrow overwhelmed us to point that we needed to do something. We had called the POTUS, the Governor, the Florida Senators and DCF numerous times. The responses to those calls ranged from “we’re doing everything we can.”…to…interrupting our message with a rude, disinterested “thank you for calling”. There was no place we would rather be on Good Friday that supporting Terri’s fight and Terri’s family. We took Friday off of work, loaded up the truck Thursday night and drove from...
  • What it was like to be at Terri's Hospice vigil

    03/28/2005 12:51:40 PM PST · by FR_addict · 144 replies · 3,859+ views
    FR_Addict ^ | March 28,2005 | FR_Addict
    DAY 1: FR_Addict and husband After driving 11 hours, we arrived about 12:30am on Thursday morning. We were able to park very close to the vigil. Perhaps 30 people were there. We went around and met some of the people there. The police told us to move behind the barricade, which we did. It felt surreal to be there after all this time. I decided to talk to the police to find out what they were thinking, so half-joking and half-serious; I asked why don’t you guys go on a “sick out”. One of the police said they couldn’t. I...
  • Iraqi Army 41st Brigade activates

    03/08/2005 5:46:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 556+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | 03/08/05
    Maj. Gen. William G. Webster Jr. listens as Maj. Gen. Mudhir Al Mawlla discusses the significance of the 41st Brigade during a ceremony honoring the activation of the unit March 3. Sgt. Andrew Miller Iraqi Army 41st Brigade activates By Sgt. Andrew Miller March 7, 2005 BAGHDAD (Army News Service, March 7, 2005) – The 41st Brigade of the Iraqi Army was activated March 3 during a ceremony at an Iraqi Army training facility here. More than 200 Iraqi Soldiers, who make up the headquarters element of the brigade, participated in the ceremony. Members of the brigade – who...
  • Guardian Angels in America's murder capital

    02/26/2005 6:49:56 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 469+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 26, 2005 | Bob Weir
    When I pulled my car into a parking space at Dallas City Hall, I looked over to my left, and there was the man in the red jacket and matching beret, talking on his cell phone as he paced slowly on the concrete strip. I had a 4 PM meeting with the leader of the legendary crime fighting group that has become an adjunct to the justice system in America. He had just emerged from a meeting with Mayor Laura Miller, who, he told me later, was very negative about his presence in “her” city. Curtis Sliwa, the founder and...
  • A Naval hero’s life

    02/11/2005 6:39:33 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 240+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 11, 2005 | John B. Dwyer
    Reviewing AMERICA’S FIRST FROGMAN, The Draper Kauffman Story, by Elizabeth K. Bush. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2004. 220 pages, photos, appendices, index. Elizabeth K. Bush, sister-in-law of former president George H.W. Bush (who wrote the Foreward), has delivered an overdue biography of her brother, Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman. She tells the story well, spicing it with anecdotes, excerpts from Kauffman’s letters, while making full use of the admiral’s oral history. Here was a man who packed several adventurous lifetimes into his 66 years. Son of career naval officer James L. Kauffman, Draper dutifully entered Annapolis. Denied a commission...
  • Irreversible Momentum

    01/13/2005 6:12:18 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 171+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | John B. Dwyer
    The people of Kirkuk, Diyala, Salah Ad Din and Sulamaniyah will not soon forget. The Iraqis living in the cities and villages of those north-central provinces will long remember the contributions to their security and stability, to their daily lives, made by the Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division. Those Soldiers, in the honored tradition of their Big Red One forebears who fought at St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne, in Sicily and on Normandy beaches and in Vietnam, have added a new chapter of courage, perseverance and devotion to duty to the division’s history as they prepare to leave Iraq.