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  • Federal court: police can break down door and seize guns without warrant or charges

    05/23/2014 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Police State USA ^ | May 18, 2014 | staff
    MILWAUKEE, WI — The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not a violation of constitutional rights if police break down a citizen’s door, search the home, and confiscate firearms, so long that they believe it is in the citizen’s best interest. A Doctor’s Concern The lawsuit stems back to an incident that occurred on May 22, 2011. A psychiatrist, Dr. Michelle Bentle, phoned police to report that a patient had expressed a suicidal thought during an outpatient appointment; the woman had received some bad news and privately expressed grief during a difficult appointment. At approximately...
  • Lamar Smith Calls ICE Release of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants a President-Sanctioned Prison Break

    05/13/2014 11:20:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith reacted harshly to a new report detailing the crimes committed by 36,007 criminal immigrants that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released last year. “This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the President and perpetrated by our own immigration officials. These criminal immigrants should have been deported to ensure that they could never commit crimes on U.S. soil. But instead, ICE officials chose not to detain them and instead released them back onto American streets,” Smith said in a statement Monday.
  • Missouri Senate passes tax incentives for Boeing

    12/04/2013 7:39:10 PM PST · by Optimist · 7 replies
    St Joseph News Press ^ | 12/04/13 | Associated Press
    Missouri senators passed legislation Wednesday offering up to $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades for Boeing to assemble a commercial airplane in St. Louis. The Senate's 23-8 vote in a special session sends the measure to the House with just a few days remaining before what Gov. Jay Nixon has said is a Tuesday deadline to submit a proposal to Boeing. (snip) Some of the senators who voted against the plan questioned the wisdom of tailoring tax breaks for a specific company instead of cutting taxes for all businesses or individuals. Nixon vetoed a broad-based income tax cut earlier...
  • Hispanics could make or break ObamaCare

    10/14/2013 5:01:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-13-13 | Bryan Llenas
    Bryan Llenas reports from New York City
  • Cameras Catch Mystery Break-In at Whistleblower's Law Firm

    07/08/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    The Cable ^ | 7/8/13 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.
  • EMT who ignored dying pregnant woman while on coffee break cleared of official misconduct

    06/25/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>The Brooklyn EMT who callously refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break saw her official misconduct charge dropped today after EMS chief Abdo Nahmod — who initially supported the case against her — flip-flopped, leaving frustrated Brooklyn prosecutors no choice but to dismiss the case.</p>
  • React To Contact, Break Contact and Insurgent Operational Planning

    05/31/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    TSLRF ^ | 5/29/13 | Ryan
    React To Contact, Break Contact and Insurgent Operational Planning I talked about Battle Drills awhile back. Recently Max Velocity talked about Reacting to Contact. We label the steps differently but basically do the same thing. I will get into it a bit but do not feel the need to write it from memory or get fancy paraphrasing FM 7-8. Either you know how to do it and I'm wasting my time or you don't and me writing about it for a couple paragraphs will not fix the problem so I'm wasting my time. For those without an Infantry or Special...
  • Andy Vidack for Senate California 16th District (I need help from Freepers)

    05/19/2013 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Vendome · 11 replies
    Vanity ^ | 5/19/2013 | Vendome
    <p>I just ran into a young man who is very active in politics and even ran for mayor of his hometown.</p> <p>I'll spare his name but, he and his family are very prominent in the 16th district and BIG TIME Republicans/Conservative.</p>
  • Hertz Fires 25 Muslim Drivers in Break Dispute

    10/21/2011 7:18:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies · 2+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | October 21, 2011 | Staff
    <p>The workers drive the company's rental cars to and from the airport for cleaning and refueling. They are among 34 Hertz employees suspended Sept. 30 for failing to clock out before breaks.</p> <p>The Seattle Times reports that Hertz says nine of the 34 signed the agreement and have returned to their jobs.</p>
  • Schultz says 'break' is a 'southern racist term' (Special Ed Schultz of MessNBC)

    10/14/2011 2:40:19 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/14/11 | Jol Gehrke
    Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC's the Ed Show, believes that Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is pandering to "white Republicans out there who don't like black folks" and accused Sen. Jim Demint, R-S.C., of using racist langauge in his opposition to Obamacare. On his show last night, Schultz said that Demint, whom Cain has mentioned as a potential running mate, repeated an "old southern racist term when talking about defeating President Obama during the health care debate." Schultz's example? He quoted Demint saying that "If we are able to stop Obama on this [health care law], it will be his...
  • David Frum: Give Obama a break

    08/23/2011 7:18:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | 08/23/2011 | David Frum
    How do you score partisan points against a president who looks to have won a military victory in Libya at very low cost? Simple: Attack him for being away from Washington at a summer house when the victory was won. That line of attack was tested by some Republican talkers and bloggers this weekend. I wonder if we'll hear more of it in the coming days. Almost nothing in American politics drives more people to say more ridiculous things than the subject of presidential summer vacations. Back during the George W. Bush years, Democrats sneered and scoffed at the 43rd...
  • Video: Angry Egyptians Break into Israeli Embassy Compound

    08/20/2011 11:17:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 8/20/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    More than 2,000 angry Egyptians broke down barriers at Israel’s embassy in Cairo, burned Israeli flags and raised the Egyptian flag, backing up demands by the provisional military government’s cabinet that Egypt expel Israel’s ambassador. Egyptian police outside the embassy did not try to prevent the crowd from pulling down the Israeli flag from the embassy..
  • Obama: 'I'd appreciate a little break'

    10/01/2010 6:17:09 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 132 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/10 | Byron York
    It's often remarked that President Obama has enjoyed a number of getaways, vacations, and mini-vacations during his 20 months in office. But at a Democratic fundraiser Thursday night, the president said, "I'd appreciate a little break." The fundraiser -- $30,400 per person -- was at the home of Linda Douglass, the former CBS and ABC News reporter who joined the Obama White House to sell national health care to a skeptical public. Douglass is now a top executive at Atlantic Media, the Washington-based company that runs The Atlantic, National Journal, and other publications. Douglass' husband, John Phillips, is a wealthy...
  • Officer Involved in Costco Shooting Involved in 2006 Shooting(NV)

    07/13/2010 4:07:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 96 replies · 2+ views
    8newsnow.com ^ | 12 July, 2010 | NA
    LAS VEGAS -- The three Las Vegas police officers involved in Saturday's shooting at a Costco have been identified. Officers William Mosher, Joshua Stark and Thomas Mendiola shot and killed Erik Scott at a Summerlin Costco. Officers say Scott had a weapon and pointed it at them. Mosher has been with Metro for five years. Stark and Mendiola have been with Metro for under two years. All are assigned to the Metro's Northwest Area Command. This isn't the first time Officer Mosher has been involved in a shooting. In April of 2006, Officer Mosher and Officer John Wiggins shot and...
  • Condi Rice: Give Obama a Break

    05/07/2010 8:59:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies · 1,732+ views
    fox ^ | 5/7/10 | staff
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, here to speak at a fundraiser Thursday night, turned diplomatic when asked about the Obama Administration's handling of national security. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-West Chester, criticized the administration's work in light of the failed Times Square bombing.
  • Obama Plans to Propose $38 Billion Business Tax Break

    01/27/2010 10:51:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 744+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1/27/10 | Ryan J. Donmoyer and Roger Runningen
    Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama tonight will propose extending through 2010 a temporary tax incentive that encourages businesses to accelerate purchases of equipment, an administration official said. Obama will call for renewal of the 50 percent so-called bonus depreciation in his State of the Union address to the nation, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Extending the break, which expired Dec. 31, would save companies that make purchases of equipment such as tractors, wind turbines, solar panels and computers a total of $38 billion over this year and next by allowing a 50 percent write-...
  • Hoyer wants Pelosi facts out [brake out the popcorn....]

    05/12/2009 5:53:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 2,196+ views
    Hoyer wants Pelosi facts out By Jared Allen and Mike Soraghan Posted: 05/12/09 07:53 PM [ET] The No. 2 Democrat in the House on Tuesday said Americans should be provided answers on what Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew about interrogations of suspected terrorists and when she knew about it. But he also indicated that those answers might give the embattled Speaker political cover. “I think the facts need to get out,” Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday when asked about calls from both sides of the aisle for congressional investigations into the formulation of the so-called torture memos....
  • Rock Layers Folded, Not Fractured: Flood Evidence Number Six

    03/17/2009 8:36:04 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 108 replies · 2,907+ views
    AiG ^ | March 15, 2009 | Andrew Snelling, Ph.D.
    Rock Layers Folded, Not Fractured Flood Evidence Number Six by Andrew A. Snelling March 15, 2009 How could a series of sedimentary layers fold without fracturing? The only way is for all the sedimentary layers to be laid down in rapid succession and then be folded while still soft and pliable. If the global Flood, as described in Genesis 7–8, really occurred, what evidence would we expect to find? Wouldn’t we expect to find rock layers all over the earth that are filled with billions of dead animals and plants that were rapidly buried and fossilized in sand, mud, and...
  • Kepler Mission Launch Live Thread (10:49pm EST)

    03/06/2009 4:30:28 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 69 replies · 1,556+ views
    03/06/09 | Kevin Davis
    This is the official launch live thread of the Kepler Mission.
  • Water main break leaves 1,500 with no water (Birmingham, Alabama) Global WHAT?

    01/17/2009 3:12:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 760+ views
    Water main break leaves 1,500 with no waterLast Edited: Saturday, 17 Jan 2009, 3:25 PM CST FOX 6 WBRC-TV BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC-TV MyFoxAL.com) -- Around 1,500 customers of the Birmingham Water Works are without water this cold Saturday afternoon. An eight inch water main broke earlier on Saturday morning. Birmingham Water Works spokeswoman Binnie Myles said that homes in the Airport Road area off of Lawson Avenue are without water, and blames the cold weather for the water main break.
  • Obama's new spy chiefs to break with Bush years

    01/09/2009 3:49:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 851+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/09/09 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Barack Obama Friday vowed to observe Geneva Conventions bans on torture and outlawed the tweaking of intelligence data for political gain, naming new US spy chiefs in a clean break from the Bush years. Completing the top ranks of his national security team, the president-elect named retired admiral Dennis Blair as director of national intelligence and veteran Washington player Leon Panetta to head the Central Intelligence Agency. "We know that to be truly secure, we must adhere to our values as vigilantly as we protect our safety -- with no exceptions," Obama said, 12 days before he...
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour Landing Thread (4:25 pm EST)

    11/30/2008 7:15:17 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 61 replies · 1,384+ views
    11/29/08 | Kevin Davis
    This is the live thread for the Space Shuttle Endeavour Landing (despite the missing tools in space). It was a good mission, however, I do have mix feelings about drinking urine..
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Returns to Service After Two-Decade Break

    02/07/2008 3:26:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 157+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. April Campbell, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Feb. 7, 2008 – In a room lit only by sunlight streaming in, a soldier bites through the plastic wrapper of a package of pencils. With children waiting excitedly in the adjoining rooms, there is not time to waste pulling out a knife. Army Sgt. Jeff Wilkerson, an M1-A2 Abrams tank gunner with Multinational Division Baghdad, “high-fives” a child outside a school in Bayrk, Iraq, Feb. 2, 2008. Wilkerson and fellow soldiers delivered backpacks, pencils and stuffed animals to the school children. Photo by Pfc. April Campbell, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The morning’s...
  • Coalition Positioned to Break Iraq’s Cycle of Violence

    05/25/2007 4:33:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 300+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2007 – Interruption of the “vicious circle of sectarian violence” taking place in Baghdad is the main challenge facing security forces there, a senior counter-insurgency advisor to Multinational Force Iraq said today. A cyclical pattern of attacks and retaliation between sects is what has done most of the damage in Iraq over the last 12 months, said David Kilcullen on a call with military “bloggers” and online journalists. “The very fabric of Iraqi society was torn as a result of that,” he explained. Sectarian attacks spiked following the February 2006 bombing of a Shiite shrine in...
  • Smoke Break May Have Saved Woman's Life After Tree Crashed Through Kitchen

    04/18/2007 3:23:02 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 9 replies · 506+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2007 | AP
    ROCK HILL, S.C. — Smoking just might have saved Brenda Comer's life. She said she had just finished washing dishes Monday and stepped outside to smoke a cigarette when an 80-foot oak tree crashed through her roof, landing across the sink where she had been standing just seconds before.
  • America Supports You: Company Gives Troops Break on Rent

    03/19/2007 4:28:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2007 – Covering the rent just got a little bit easier for military personnel in Ohio thanks to Empirian Property Management’s “Service Appreciation Program.” Through the company’s program, military personnel and civil servants can get $50 to $100 off their rent, Julie Yesnick, a senior regional manger in Ohio, said. “We felt that it was a good way to honor people that are serving our country,” she said. The program honors active-duty, reserve-component and retired military personnel, as well as fire and police department employees, Yesnick said. Though the management company would eventually like to offer...
  • Cheney: Terrorists See Breaking America’s Will as Road to Victory

    02/21/2007 3:29:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 483+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2007 – Terrorists know they can’t defeat the United States militarily, so they seek instead to break the nation’s will, Vice President Dick Cheney told the crew of the USS Kitty Hawk today. Vice President Dick Cheney waves to the audience after speaking to military personnel, family members and Department of Defense civilian employees during a visit to the USS Kitty Hawk, Yokosuka, Japan, Feb. 21, 2007. Cheney is in Japan during a week-long tour of the Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kyle D. Gahlau  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Cheney spoke aboard the...
  • (GAME) Prison Break: Escape the gentle Nazis, who would never have exterminated millions of Jews...

    12/13/2006 10:03:34 PM PST · by gophergas · 652+ views
    Nazi Prison Break GameHolocaust? What Holocaust??? In this game, you play the part of an evil American agent, caught infiltrating the gentle, peaceful Nazis. You must use your shrewdness and cunning to escape their comfortable detention center. However, if you are caught, the Nazis will lovingly perforate you. (Hope you enjoy it --- I thought it was relevant given Mr. Ahmedinejibjab's assertion that the Holocaust never happened.) Nazi Prison Break Game
  • Peretz says Israel intends to 'break' Hizbullah

    07/13/2006 8:57:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 78 replies · 2,978+ views
    Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Thursday night that, "We expected Hizbullah to break the rules, and now we intend to break them. "We do not mean for this event to end when the situation returns to how things were a few days ago," he said. Peretz's comments came before his meeting with Assistant Secretary of State David Welch.
  • U.S. to allow tax break on retirement accounts (one-time shot - convert IRAs into Roth IRAs)

    05/15/2006 2:48:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1,813+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 5/15/06 | David Cay Johnston
    U.S. to allow tax break on retirement accountsBy David Cay Johnston The New York Times MONDAY, MAY 15, 2006 President George W. Bush is scheduled this week to sign into law an extraordinary deal for people with retirement savings accounts. By paying $1 in income taxes before they come due, these investors can ultimately avoid taxes today that are conservatively worth $3.50. Those who cannot afford to take advantage of this deal may think about it differently, however, since the $2.50 of net tax savings is, like all of the Bush tax cuts, being financed with more government debt, which...
  • Judge Throws Out Laminated Glass Claim

    05/08/2006 1:27:16 PM PDT · by naturalized · 15 replies · 1,419+ views
    Automotive News ^ | May 8, 2006 | Lindsay Chappel
    General Motors has won the first round of a consumer lawsuit that could set a precedent for other automakers in similar suits pending in several states. A U.S. District Court judge in Dallas has dismissed a suit in which the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe alleged that GM had been negligent in using tempered glass in its side windows rather than laminated glass.
  • Ford Ordered to Pay $31 Million in Rollover Case (Because Glass Breaks in Rollover)

    03/03/2005 7:56:48 AM PST · by naturalized · 137 replies · 3,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2005 | Reuters
    A Texas jury has found Ford Motor Co. liable for a rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer in another legal setback for the manufacturer of America's most popular sport utility vehicle. On Tuesday, the jury in Zavala County District Court ordered Ford to pay $31 million in compensatory damages in the case, Ford spokeswoman Kathleen Vokes said.
  • Did TUSD, Huerta break law? Special legislative panel will call for inquiry to find out

    05/06/2006 8:16:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 450+ views
    PHOENIX — A special legislative panel is preparing to seek an Attorney General's Office investigation into whether the Tucson Unified School District and a guest speaker broke state laws against using school resources to influence elections. A draft report obtained Friday also concludes that TUSD should remove the audio of what the panel called a "hate speech" by Dolores Huerta from its Web site immediately. It also says the district should apologize to students who were at the April 3 assembly where Huerta spoke — and their parents. The preliminary findings by the House Select Committee on Government Operations, Performance...
  • Hybrid Comet-Asteroid In Mysterious Break-Up

    04/11/2006 3:06:42 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 1,206+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-11-2006 | Jeff Hecht
    Hybrid comet-asteroid in mysterious break-up 09:30 11 April 2006 NewScientist.com news service Jeff HechtThe large, diffuse breakaway object is centred at the 2 o'clock position relative to the nucleus. The image is a negative, with the darkest areas representing the brightest objects. Something substantial has broken off an icy 50-kilometre object beyond the orbit of Saturn, leaving puzzled astronomers trying to figure out why. Comets have been seen breaking up before, but only after heating when passing close to the Sun or a gravitational disturbance following a close encounter with a planet. However, at 1.9 billion kilometres, this object is...
  • Spring break all about 'service before self'

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

    03/29/2006 4:31:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 462+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. Ann P. Knabe
    3/29/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Thirty-five tons of apples, oranges, bananas and plums, 1,600 gallons of milk, 16 tons of grilled chicken breasts and 39,040 candy bars. The list of food consumed here in one month goes on and on. “It’s an amazing operation,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Schields, 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron commander, referring to the largest food service operation in the region. “No matter how you slice and dice it, the 379th feeds more people than any other base in the theater.” On any given day, the food service flight serves 14,000 meals at the Manhattan, Independence...
  • City offers a 25¢ pit stop that will help you potty on

    03/23/2006 7:54:30 PM PST · by CAWats · 31 replies · 602+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/23/2006 | Jose Martinez
    Here's look no. 1 at the city's new pay toilets. The first of 20 new public potties, which will soon offer New Yorkers relief for the price of a quarter, was unveiled in Brooklyn yesterday. The Space Age loos, which look more like elevators from the outside, are self-cleaning and dispense liquid soap and hot water. They are part of the city's joint campaign with a Spanish company to spruce up the streetscape. But while new bus shelters and newsstands may look good, strategically placed comfort stations will be a boon for bladders. "When you gotta go, you gotta go,"...
  • Many Dead In Iraqi Prison Break

    03/21/2006 12:40:00 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,212+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-21-2006
    Many dead in Iraqi prison break The attack was well-planned, the town's mayor said Iraqi insurgents have attacked a police station killing at least 20 people and freeing about 30 prisoners, police say. As many as 100 attackers, armed with assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars, took part in the raid, which began around dawn. The attack took place in the town of Miqdadiya, near Baquba, 65km (40 miles) north of the capital. Authorities said 10 insurgents were killed in the fire fight - one of the bloodiest clashes of recent months. The gunmen arrived in civilian vehicles and attacked...
  • Russia 'To Break Ranks' In Iran Nuclear Row

    03/06/2006 6:37:30 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 803+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-7-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Russia 'to break ranks' in Iran nuclear row By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 07/03/2006) Western countries were alarmed last night by signs that Russia was ready to break ranks and agree to Iran's demand to continue nuclear "research and development", fearing that this would make it easier for Teheran to develop nuclear weapons. Briefed about the latest Russian proposals, Mohammed ElBaradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), expressed the hope that a compromise could be reached "in the next week or so". Mohammed ElBaradei: diplomacy But Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, was...
  • Levee Break In Sonoma County (CA)

    03/06/2006 9:10:31 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 21 replies · 846+ views
    (AP) NAPA A series of levee breaks in southern Sonoma County is flooding acres of farmland along the Sonoma Creek. The Nationals Weather service says that a levee gave way on the Schell Creek near Schellville failedcausing minor flash flooding of immediately surrounding areas. According to reports, about 100 acres of farmland are flooded. The are a couple of farm buildings partially underwater, but there do not appear to be any houses or residential buildings affected. However, people near the town of Schellville along Highways 12 and 121 should be alert for rapidly rising waters and follow evacuation orders of...
  • 'Wrecking Ball' Could Break The Ice On Mars

    01/26/2006 10:43:05 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 722+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-26-2006 | Maggie McKee
    'Wrecking ball' could break the ice on Mars 11:58 26 January 2006 NewScientist.com news service MAggie McKee Orbital images show what appear to be glacier-like features in the mid-latitudes of Mars (Image: A Nahm/Brown University) A plan to drop a quarter-tonne copper ball through Mars's atmosphere and study the ejecta it blasts away from the planet's surface on impact is to be proposed to NASA. The mission, called THOR, would test models suggesting the planet's tilt – and therefore its climate – swings through extreme changes every 50,000 years. Robotic landers and rovers have previously visited the Red Planet's equatorial...
  • Royal Navy Hopes Argentine Visit Will Break The Ice

    01/25/2006 6:50:57 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 442+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-26-2006 | Oliver Balch
    Royal Navy hopes Argentine visit will break the ice By Oliver Balch in Buenos Aires (Filed: 26/01/2006) A Royal Navy ship has anchored in an Argentine port for the first time since the Falklands conflict. During the goodwill visit to Ushuaia, more than 2,000 miles south of the capital Buenos Aires, by the icebreaker Endurance, British and Argentine officers were joined by veterans as they laid wreaths at a monument honouring those who fell on both sides in the fighting 24 years ago. But the presence of Endurance was not universally popular. A resident held a placard that read: "Murdering...
  • Anti-Bush Protestors Wave Osama Bin Laden Pictures In Argentina

    11/04/2005 8:47:22 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 39 replies · 3,445+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | Nov. 4, 2005 | Staff
    Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 4 (EFE).- A Nobel laureate and a leftist Bolivian presidential candidate - but not, as had been promised, an Argentine soccer icon - led a march of thousands of anti-U.S. protesters through the streets of this seaside resort city Friday, hours before the inauguration of the Summit of the Americas. Retired athlete Diego Maradona, who had vowed to lead the demonstration to "repudiate" the presence of U.S. President George W. Bush, was in town but did not join the vanguard of the marchers. The explanation provided was that the former captain of the national soccer...
  • CA: Redistricting proponents break with governor, form own campaign (pro - Prop 77)

    09/13/2005 9:16:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 458+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/13/05 | Tom Chorneau - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A key supporter of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's redistricting measure announced plans Tuesday to form an independent, nonpartisan campaign supporting Proposition 77 - largely over fears the measure will fail if tied directly to Schwarzenegger's other Republican-backed ballot initiatives. Bill Mundell, a Southern California businessman who donated more than $300,000 to help qualify the redistricting measure for the ballot, said his new group would operate separately from the governor's California Recovery Team in support of the initiative. The move comes on the same day the California Recovery Team announced that Steve Poizner, a Silicon Valley billionaire and Republican...
  • URGENT BREAKING: Massive two-block break, Lake Ponchatrain levee flooding downtown N.O.

    08/29/2005 11:47:04 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 483 replies · 52,532+ views
    CNN TV hurricane news coverage | 8/29/05
    Just broke on CNN about five minutes ago. Rick Sanchez was interviewing the VP of Tulane University Hospital, which is located in downtown New Orleans. She said the water is rising around the hospital at a rate of about one inch per minute. She said if it continues at that rate, she will have to call FEMA to ask them to bring in helicopters to evacuate the hospital. She said there are about 1000 patients in the hospital, and that it has a helipad on the roof. It would be the only way to get everyone out. Hospital officials have...
  • Ken Schram Commentary: It's Christmas In July

    07/26/2005 3:05:27 PM PDT · by WaveMan · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Komo TV ^ | July 26, 2005 | Ken Schram
    More rare than BigFoot - a WASHINGTON School district doing the right thing!SEATTLE - It's really just a tiny step. But at this point, I'll take anything as progress. The South Kitsap School Board has decided that the two weeks off from the end of December into January will no longer officially be called "Winter Break." It'll now be known by what most people have always called it: "Christmas Break." I might have missed this appreciated departure from the world of rampant political correctness were it not for the blah-blah-blah e-mails I started getting from folks whining about how this...
  • New Program Breaks Apple's Itunes DRM

    03/18/2005 10:30:26 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 28 replies · 1,419+ views
    With the recent high-profile news reports of ways to circumvent Napster-to-Go's digital rights management (DRM) software, it was only a matter of time before someone targeted iTunes. Hacker Jon Lech Johansen has done just that. Most known for his software that breaks the copy protection of DVDs, Johansen with the help of two counterparts has released PyMusique, what they bill as "a fair interface to the iTunes Music Store."
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Intruders break into wrong house, apologise

    12/29/2004 7:54:27 AM PST · by bedolido · 25 replies · 954+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/29/2004 | staff writer
    Armed intruders broke into a family's house in Britain, only to apologise and leave again, having realised they intended to beat someone up next door instead. A woman was upstairs with her children in Swinton, Yorkshire, northern England, when two men armed with a knife and a plank of wood broke in through a back door. "The intruders made their way upstairs where the occupant was with her two children," a South Yorkshire police spokesman said. "It became obvious the intruders had got the wrong address and they left, apologising. No threats were made, although the woman was in a...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
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    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!