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  • Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks

    12/01/2016 9:03:53 PM PST · by Bayou City · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States ‘turned tail and ran.’ ‘Then he looked at me and said, ‘How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?’’ Mitchell writes. ‘KSM explained that if the United States...
  • GOP lawmaker asks officials to answer questions on NSA chief

    11/19/2016 9:28:14 PM PST · by Bayou City · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016
    The GOP chairman of a top committee in Congress on Saturday asked the nation's intelligence chief and defense secretary to appear and answer questions about reports that they recommended the ouster of the director of the National Security Agency.
  • George Soros Seems to be “a Bit Jealous” These Days

    11/17/2016 3:45:05 PM PST · by Bayou City · 56 replies
    New Eastern Outlook ^ | 11-17-16 | Martin Berger
    George Soros’ direct involvement in spreading the unrest in the United States triggered by the recent victory of Donald Trump amid the US elections is hardly a secret to anyone now. A financial analyst of Live Trading News, Paul Ebeling, is convinced that the Clintons, who both received millions of dollars in campaign contributions and Clinton Foundation donations from George Soros, were, in fact, helping to launch Soros’s Purple Revolution in America.
  • Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 4, 2016, 6:20 AM
    NEW YORK -- CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday.
  • Hillary is Finished, This Exploding Google Trend Proves It: "Change Early Vote" - Nathan McDonald

    11/01/2016 8:52:05 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 34 replies
    Sprott Money ^ | November 1, 2016 | Nathan McDonald
    No matter which way you spin this, this is not good news for Hillary Clinton. We all know that she has had by far the worst week in her life, and yes, I believe that in her mind, this past week even dwarfs the scandals she faced in the 90s. The corruption that has bubbled up to the surface can no longer be denied, not even by the Main Stream Media, which has up until this point been in the tank for Hillary. We are witnessing a full blown retreat of Democrats in the last stretch of this election cycle,...

    10/27/2016 8:58:00 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 51 replies
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hillary Clinton's defense against charges that she has lawlessly handled classified information in her emails, and by using her private email server, has been that the FBI performed a complete investigation and found no violation of law. This morning, thanks to investigative reporting by the Wall Street Journal1 and Fox News2, we may understand why the FBI dropped the case. Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Clinton confidant, directed almost $800,000 into the political coffers of the wife of this high-ranking FBI official overseeing the email investigation.
  • HPD officer shoots, kills naked man who chased him

    10/19/2007 2:59:25 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 30 replies · 167+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 19, 2007, 12:01PM | By ROSANNA RUIZ
    HPD officer shoots, kills naked man who chased him Account by police disputed by family members, community activist By ROSANNA RUIZ Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle A Houston police officer used his Taser on, then fatally shot a combative, naked 29-year-old man Thursday afternoon in northwest Houston, police said. The man, identified by relatives as Raymond Smith Jr., stopped his pickup next to the officer's cruiser in a median in the 6000 block of T.C. Jester near DeSoto. The officer, identified today as five-year veteran Brian Bueno, had just ticketed another motorist. Activist Quanell X said he had talked to an...
  • Authorities Report Multiple Fatalities on East Side - Indianapolis

    06/01/2006 9:08:41 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 2 replies · 406+ views ^ | June 1, 2006 10:34 PM CDT
    According to authorities, there are reports of at least 7 fatalities at 560 North Hamilton Avenue on the east side of Indianapolis. At just after 10:00 pm Thursday night Indianapolis police were called to the scene after reports of gunshots. A police representative reported that when officers arrived on scene they found a young woman crying that her mother had been shot. When officers entered the home they found multiple fatalities. The police spokesman would not comment on the acutal number of fatalities, only that all those that had been shot had been pronounced dead. No names or ages were...
  • Man Charged In Fake Flu Shot Case

    10/28/2005 11:16:56 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 22 replies · 1,437+ views
    click2houston ^ | October 28, 2005
    Man Charged In Fake Flu Shot Case Shots Contain Purified Water POSTED: 4:56 pm CDT October 28, 2005 UPDATED: 5:15 pm CDT October 28, 2005 HOUSTON -- A man was charged Friday, accused of intentionally administering fake flu shots to hundreds of ExxonMobil employees, KPRC Local 2 reported. Iyad Abu El Hawa, 35, is accused of attempting to defraud Medicare by giving fake flu vaccines, according to U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg. Officials said El Hawa substituted a purified form of water for the vaccine. Investigators said the bogus flu shots were given at an ExxonMobil health fair on Oct. 19...
  • Houston Muslims Denounce Terrorism

    07/29/2005 11:56:15 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 129 replies · 1,727+ views ^ | July 29, 2005
    HOUSTON -- Houston-area Islamic groups joined a nationwide campaign to denounce terrorism, Local 2 reported Friday. The public service announcements hit the airwaves Thursday. The campaign is called "Not in the Name of Islam." CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, released it to build understanding. "Muslims are not only victims of the terrorists attacks but also have to deal with the stigmatization of being blamed for the heinous crimes of a minuscule minority." Said Rodwan Saleh, with the Islamic Society of Greater Houston. Houston's Islamic leaders joined together to applaud a religious ruling against terrorism and religious extremism. "We want...
  • Second Atta Arrested in New Jersey

    07/27/2005 8:40:50 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 32 replies · 1,387+ views ^ | July 27th, 2005 11:35 AM EDT | PERRY CHIARAMONTE and PHILIP MESSING
    Five Egyptians yesterday were nabbed in a New Jersey apartment with New York subway maps, a video of Big Apple landmarks and $8,000 in cash after a tipster told cops one was related to infamous 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta. But police said the men — all illegal immigrants working "menial" jobs — did not appear to be part of any terror cell, although they had not yet fully explained why they had the items in the Newark home. One of the men was identified as Ahmed Mohamed Atta, 30. But there is no indication he is related to the fiend...
  • SPECIAL: Terri Schiavo, Martyr

    04/01/2005 9:47:04 PM PST · by Bayou City · 67 replies · 1,219+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/31/2005 - 5:55 PM PST | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The news out of Pinellas Park, Florida breaks the hearts of all decent people. It should shake us to the core. Terri Schiavo is dead, intentionally deprived of food and water, with the force of the raw power of government holding the hands of the executioners. She was killed deliberately, by starvation and dehydration. No Court, Legislative body or Chief Executive had the courage to stop this killing. She was deprived of her substantive due process rights by every branch of government. Terri was not dying. She was not receiving any “extraordinary medical treatment.” She was being fed and given...
  • TRUE LIES - "Rick Lopez and his Colorado Hoopsters"

    01/25/2005 9:54:28 PM PST · by Bayou City · 2 replies · 2,316+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | 01/21/2005 | By Eric Adelson
    TRUE LIES - "Rick Lopez and his Colorado Hoopsters" By Eric Adelson Jan. 31 2005 ESPN.COM He called himself the god of basketball, and they believed. He shouted and stomped on the sideline, then smiled when his team's lead hit 40, 50, 60 points. His girls weaved like Ferraris on a road course and bit back smirks as boys on opposing teams cried or stewed or simply sighed. He drew plays in the air with his fingers, and the girls learned them so well they could win games without any coach at all. His sport's biggest icons - Geno Auriemma,...
  • Trial set for Texas men accused of funding terrorists

    06/07/2004 10:39:40 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 13 replies · 298+ views
    CBS 11 News Dallas/Fort Worth News ^ | Jun 6, 2004 7:01 pm US/Central
    Trial set for Texas men accused of funding terrorists Jun 6, 2004 7:01 pm US/Central Five brothers whose computer company did business in the Middle East are scheduled to go on trial this week on charges that they made illegal shipments of computer equipment to countries that support terrorism and tried to cover up the deals. The trial in federal district court in Dallas, however, will not include the most explosive charges in the original indictment, that the men funneled money to the terrorist group Hamas. The men, all Palestinian-born brothers, are expected to stand trial on the Hamas-related charges...
  • Don't Be Surprised When Iraqi WMD Found (Rush)

    04/20/2004 5:23:18 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 249 replies · 1,043+ views
    Rush ^ | April 20, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Don't Be Surprised When Iraqi WMD Found April 20, 2004 I don't know if you heard about this, because it has not been widely reported. Terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda were poised to detonate a chemical bomb in the heart of Amman, Jordan, that would have killed 20,000 people and contaminated a large area. King Abdullah praised Jordan's intelligence service for foiling a crime never before seen in the kingdom of Jordan. The target was a headquarters of the general intelligence department on a hill in Amman. King Abdullah was to be in America to meet with President Bush, but decided...
  • Ex-Leader Says Malaysia Halted Shipment

    03/18/2004 7:49:45 AM PST · by Bayou City · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Mar 18, 8:41 AM EST | By JASBANT SINGH
    Mar 18, 8:41 AM EST Ex-Leader Says Malaysia Halted Shipment By JASBANT SINGH Associated Press Writer PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) -- The United States asked Malaysia to halt a shipment of suspected nuclear parts in the 1990s, years before a local company was linked to a network that supplied Libya, Iran and North Korea with weapons-making technology, Malaysia's former leader said Thursday. Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told The Associated Press in an interview that Malaysia stopped one shipment years ago of stainless steel pipes at Washington's request. "We didn't know where they were headed," Mahathir told The AP. "They didn't...
  • Worried about Sandra - Texas Redistricting

    01/10/2004 3:36:53 PM PST · by Bayou City · 32 replies · 203+ views ^ | January 10, 2004 | Robert Novak
    Worried about Sandra Robert Novak January 10, 2004 | WASHINGTON -- Republican joy over a federal court approving congressional redistricting in Texas was diminished by an opening in the decision that could give U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor a chance to reverse it. The Texas three-judge panel's warning of "excessive partisanship," Republican lawyers fear, will give O'Connor the opportunity to join with four liberal colleagues for another 5 to 4 decision against conservative interests. O'Connor, a former Republican leader of the Arizona Legislature who was President Ronald Reagan's first nominee for the high court, was the swing justice...
  • Theodore Roosevelt Dies Suddenly at Oyster Bay Home; Nation Shocked

    01/06/2004 8:46:08 PM PST · by Bayou City · 65 replies · 1,729+ views
    Theodore Roosevelt Dies Suddenly at Oyster Bay Home; Nation Shocked, Pays Tribute to Former President; Our Flag on All Seas and in All Lands at Half Mast This event took place on January 6, 1919, and was reported in the The New York Times the following day. EMBOLISM CAUSED DEATH Blood Clot, Physicians Announce, Killed Col. Roosevelt in His Sleep WORKED UP TO THE LASTWorn by Illness, Former President with Indomitable Will Kept Up Activities WAS IN PERIL IN HOSPITAL Embolism Then Threatened His Life--Rheumatism Traced to Tooth Infected 20 Years Ago Special to The New York Times Oyster Bay,...
  • Vanity-Best of Luck Tomorrow to California Republicans

    10/06/2003 8:51:00 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 10 replies · 166+ views
    Wishing the republicans of the Great State of California victory tomorrow. You folks have fought a hard fight and my hat is off to all you. Best of luck from Texas.
  • Why America slept bares Saudi-Pak-Osama triangle

    09/02/2003 1:34:33 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 4 replies · 152+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, September 02, 2003
    Tuesday, September 02, 2003   International   Why America slept bares Saudi-Pak-Osama triangle   ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL   WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 1: Startling revelations about connections linking Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Osama bin Laden has been made by a commander of the Al Qaeda, Abu Zubaydah, claims a new book by Gerald Posner. The book, Why America slept, reviewed in the current issue of Time, goes on sale on September 2. According to the review, the book is ‘‘a lean, lucid retelling of how CIA, FBI and US leaders missed a decade of clues and opportunities that might have forestalled...
  • Two Former Priests Moved By a Massachusetts Prison

    08/26/2003 11:08:06 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 1 replies · 220+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2003 | By FOX BUTTERFIELD with MARC SANTORA
    August 27, 2003 Two Former Priests Moved By a Massachusetts Prison By FOX BUTTERFIELD with MARC SANTORA BOSTON, Aug. 26 — Two former priests convicted of sexual abuse of children have been moved to the hospital wing of their prison after the killing of another jailed priest last weekend, prison officials said today. The officials described the transfers as new details emerged about an inmate's account that he had tried to warn guards of an impending threat. The two former priests, Kelvin Iguabita and Ronald J. Paquin, were in the state prison at Concord and were transferred at their request...
  • Man dies after allegedly being run over by girlfriend

    08/25/2003 2:54:07 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 31 replies · 249+ views
    Man dies after allegedly being run over by girlfriend By The Associated Press (8/25/03 - SAN ANTONIO) — San Antonio police today detained an Atascosa woman after her boyfriend was run over in the parking lot of a bar -- and died. Investigators say the man allegedly was seen with another woman early today, shortly before he was run over. His girlfriend was driving an SUV. Initial reports indicated 35-year-old Andres Salazar was married to his alleged attacker. But police later said the 23-year-old driver was the victim's girlfriend. Veronica Alaquinez has been charged with murder. Bond is $250,000 dollars....
  • Even if cable TV host's penis tells jokes, court isn't laughing

    08/22/2003 11:46:20 AM PDT · by Bayou City · 1 replies · 84+ views
    Even if cable TV host's penis tells jokes, court isn't laughing By The Associated Press (8/14/03 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI) — An over-exposed TV host is appealing. Tim Huffman was convicted of indecent exposure because of a skit on his cable-access TV show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One sketch featured a male organ, with a face drawn on it. The talking organ told jokes, but one woman in the audience wasn't laughing. She complained to a friend in the county prosecutor's office. Huffman's lawyer argues the conviction was unconstitutional. But prosecutors counter there's no right to expose yourself in public....
  • The Real Anti-Catholic Bias

    08/06/2003 8:39:09 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 33 replies · 262+ views
    CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter | August 6, 2003 | Deal W. Hudson
    The Real Anti-Catholic Bias CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter August 6, 2003 ********************************************** Dear Friend, What's the fastest way to make a Democrat angry? Call him anti-Catholic. That's exactly what happened last week when the Committee for Justice ran a controversial ad that pictured a closed courtroom door with a sign on it that read, "Catholics need not apply." Referring to the recent trend in the Senate to stall voting on Catholic nominees to federal court positions, the ad implied that Democrats were beginning to apply a religion test to those nominees, effectively barring Catholics from federal benches. The issue came...
  • Pentagon approves 12-month Iraq tours

    07/23/2003 9:10:57 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Army Times ^ | July 23, 2003 | Vince Crawley
    <p>The Pentagon has approved one-year rotations for nearly all troops in Iraq, top military leaders tell the Times.</p> <p>All members of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division will be on their way home by the end of September, Gen. John Keane, acting Army chief of staff, said Tuesday in a joint interview with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.</p>
  • Robber nabbed after writing holdup note on resume

    07/23/2003 8:33:27 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 12 replies · 226+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2003
    July 23, 2003, 2:28PM Robber nabbed after writing holdup note on resume Associated Press FORT WORTH -- A bank robber wrote a holdup note on the back of his resume -- the ultimate bad career move. Police used the job-search information to identify the man, who was arrested and charged with robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch on Fort Worth's east side. The man had tried to hide the personal information by taping black construction paper over it. But then he forgot to retrieve the note and take it with him after giving it to the teller. Police then just...
  • Claudette chases off all but one tree protester

    07/15/2003 2:27:24 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 45 replies · 253+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2003, 12:30PM | JEFFREY GILBERT
    July 15, 2003, 12:30PM Claudette chases off all but one tree protester By JEFFREY GILBERT Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle "There's a hurricane?" the sole remaining Memorial Park tree-sitter joked in the rain Tuesday morning, still perched atop a 110-foot tall pine tree. "Trust," as he refers to himself, is sticking it out through Hurricane Claudette, but he's the only one. His companion, "Bear", came down this morning. "We knew it was going to get rough," Trust said. "So we decided that only the most experienced person stay up here." Trust has survived wet and stormy weather for the past week,...
  • Pentagon to Oppose STT-Global Crossing Deal-Source

    07/08/2003 9:36:55 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 10 replies · 268+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue July 8, 2003 06:18 PM ET | By Jeremy Pelofsky
    Pentagon to Oppose STT-Global Crossing Deal-SourceTue July 08, 2003 06:18 PM ET By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Singapore Technologies Telemedia's plan to buy a majority stake in bankrupt Global Crossing Ltd. GBLXQ.PK ran into trouble when U.S. officials said on Tuesday the government had national security concerns about the deal. Concerns by the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security could make it difficult for STT, which is owned by an arm of the Singapore government, to complete its acquisition of a 61.5 percent stake in the telecommunications company. Defense Department officials cited national security concerns in a memorandum...
  • The ULLICO scandal (Mcauliffe, Global Crossing)

    06/26/2003 9:50:42 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 11 replies · 772+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2003
    <p>Incorruptible labor legends Samuel Gompers and George Meany must be spinning in their graves. After becoming the first president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1886, Mr. Gompers founded the Union Labor Life Insurance Co. (now the major subsidiary of the ULLICO holding company) in 1925 in order to provide affordable insurance and other financial services to union members. Mr. Meany, who became the first president of the merged AFL-CIO in 1955 and served in that capacity for a quarter-century, worked inexhaustibly to eliminate corruption within the labor movement &#8212; which included expelling the Teamsters from the AFL-CIO in 1957. That same year, the AFL-CIO adopted a rule mandating the expulsion of any union official invoking the Fifth Amendment to avoid scrutiny in a corruption case.</p>
  • Former Ullico exec refuses to testify to lawmakers (GLOBAL CROSSING,TERRY MCAULIFFE)

    06/22/2003 10:11:13 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 12 replies · 653+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2003
    Former Ullico exec refuses to testify to lawmakers (GLOBAL CROSSING, TERRY MCAULIFFE) Tue June 17, 2003 05:08 PM ET WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - The former top executive of union-owned insurer Ullico Inc. refused to testify to lawmakers on Tuesday about a sweetheart stock deal that netted board members some $5.6 million and caused his replacement last month. Former Ullico Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Georgine invoked his constitutional right not to testify at a hearing by the House Education and Workforce Committee on the scandal, which is also being probed by regulators and prosecutors. Rep John Boehner, the Ohio...
  • Kerry vows filibuster to uphold Roe v. Wade

    06/21/2003 9:38:54 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 22 replies · 221+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6/21/2003 | By Glen Johnson
    <p>ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Senator John F. Kerry pledged yesterday to lead a filibuster in the US Senate to block the appointment of any Supreme Court nominee who opposes the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision.</p> <p>''There are three words that ought to motivate everybody to guarantee that we have maximum output in this election in 2004. They are simple: the Supreme Court,'' the Massachusetts Democrat told a meeting of party leaders in Minnesota, the longtime home of the late Justice Harry A. Blackmun, who authored the 1973 decision.</p>
  • 2 senators unsure on redistrict vote (Texas)

    06/21/2003 12:52:35 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 13 replies · 184+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 20, 2003, 10:23PM | CLAY ROBISON
    June 20, 2003, 10:23PM 2 senators unsure on redistrict vote Republican, Democrat may hold fate By CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN -- Two state senators whose votes may be key to a redistricting battle with national implications said they haven't made up their minds but acknowledged pressure was building. "I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm in a very difficult position," said Sen. Frank Madla, D-San Antonio, one of four senators considered swing votes in a GOP effort to redraw congressional districts to increase the number of Republicans elected to Congress from Texas. Sen....
  • ‘Survivor’ winner poses for Playboy

    06/10/2003 4:36:39 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 38 replies · 1,449+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/10/2003 | By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    ‘Survivor’ winner poses for Playboy Jenna Morasca, Heidi Strobel will appear in August issue By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper MSNBC June 10 — Jenna Morasca, who won $1 million on the Amazon edition of the popular CBS show “Survivor,” has posed nude for the August issue of Playboy Magazine, E! Online has reported. Also appearing in the feature is Heidi Strobel, Morasca’s friend and a fellow “Survivor” contestant. MORASCA, a 21-year-old swimsuit model from Pittsburgh, and Strobel, a 24-year-old physical education teacher from Missouri, became fast friends on the show. E! Online reported Monday that Morasca could earn up to $1...
  • Jury Finds 3 Immigration Officers Guilty

    06/09/2003 7:50:14 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 4 replies · 100+ views ^ | 06/09/2003
    Jury Finds 3 Immigration Officers Guilty Sentencing Hearing Set For September POSTED: 12:42 p.m. EDT June 9, 2003 UPDATED: 3:09 p.m. EDT June 9, 2003 HOUSTON -- A jury found three federal immigration officers guilty Monday of failing to render aid to an illegal immigrant whose neck was broken during a raid more than two years ago at a Bryan home. Louis Rey Gomez, 37; Richard Henry Gonzales, 37; and Carlos Reyna, 43, all of San Antonio, were found guilty of willfully denying Serafin Olvera-Carrera medical care after his paralyzing injury. The officers said they thought Olvera-Carrera, 47, was faking...

    06/06/2003 10:47:23 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 2 replies · 25+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 06/06/2003 | By William F. Buckley Jr.
    STRING THEM UP Fri Jun 6, 7:01 PM ET By William F. Buckley Jr. Ahmed Jubarah said that he did not consider himself a murderer; he was simply a man who wanted peace and freedom. That's all. He traveled extensively in his young life, including, at age 20, a voyage to Colombia, where there have been a lot of people over a lot of decades who have sought peace and freedom at gunpoint. He went then to Paterson, N.J., and on to Chicago. He later returned to the West Bank, his native land, and joined Al-Fatah. He put an old...
  • Admit your lies: Former UN inspector tells Bush, Blair (Scott Ritter Alert)

    06/06/2003 8:15:20 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 37 replies · 360+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 06/06/2003
    Admit your lies: Former UN inspector tells Bush, Blair Agence France-PresseGeneva, June 6 The United States and Britain should admit they lied when claiming that the ousted Baghdad regime had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), Scott Ritter, a former UN senior weapons inspector in Iraq, said in an interview published in Geneva on Friday.Ritter, speaking to the Swiss daily Le Temps, called on US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair to "have the courage to be held responsible" for telling lies to the public into backing the conflict.An outspoken critic of Bush's handling of the conflict,...
  • Legislators: July session to resurrect redistricting (Texas)

    06/04/2003 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 75 replies · 262+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2003, 9:16PM | By CLAY ROBISON and R.G. RATCLIFFE -- | Section: Local & State June 4, 2003, 9:16PM Legislators: July session to resurrect redistricting By CLAY ROBISON and R.G. RATCLIFFE Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry is preparing to call a special legislative session for July on congressional redistricting and government reorganization, two well-placed Republican legislators told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday. One lawmaker said he was informed that a 30-day session could begin about June 30. He said he expected Perry to announce the special session next week and the House Redistricting Committee to hold public hearings throughout the state before lawmakers...
  • The Poor Democrats

    06/04/2003 4:07:56 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 9 replies · 154+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | 06/04/2003 | Howard Fineman
      The Poor Democrats Newsweek Web Exclusive Before Bill Clinton confessed, Hillary blamed a "right-wing conspiracy" for all the sex talk about her husband, the president. Now the chatter is back and so is the conspiracy. Only this time the driving force isn't the "right wing" or the so-called mainstream media. It's the Clintons themselves.PITY THE POOR DEMOCRATS, especially the ones running for president. They want politics these days to focus on questions such as: where are the weapons of mass destruction George W. Bush told us about? Where are the child-care credits everyone is supposed to get? But...
  • Secret of SARS control: Follow those rumors

    06/03/2003 5:43:05 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 28 replies · 113+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | Tuesday, June 3, 2003 | Thomas Crampton
      Copyright © 2003 The International Herald Tribune | Secret of SARS control: Follow those rumors Thomas Crampton/IHT International Herald Tribune Tuesday, June 3, 2003   MANILA To call Rosanne Muller the office gossip queen would not be an insult. It is, in fact, her job. Working from a corner desk in the SARS war room of the World Health Organization's Asian headquarters, Muller spends each day finding, chasing and spreading rumors on the disease. "This is the perfect job for me," Muller said. "I do actually have a history in gossip." In addition to being medical doctor...
  • Iran releases four U.S. soldiers held since Sunday

    06/02/2003 5:22:16 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 18 replies · 338+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, June 2, 2003 | Barbara Starr
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) --The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet in Bahrain is reporting that four U.S. soldiers and four civilians aboard two small civilian contractor boats were recovered Monday in the northern Persian Gulf after several hours in Iranian hands.</p> <p>All eight of the passengers were found alive, but the two boat captains are being held by Iran.</p>
  • Navy: Four U.S. Soldiers Vanish on Boats in Gulf

    06/02/2003 8:14:00 AM PDT · by Bayou City · 10 replies · 236+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/02/2003 10:20 AM
    6/02/2003 10:20 AM Navy: Four U.S. Soldiers Vanish on Boats in Gulf LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said Monday two small boats carrying four U.S. soldiers and at least three civilians disappeared in northern Gulf waters on Sunday. The Fifth Fleet said the two boats were heading toward the Shatt al-Arab waterway from Iraq's Mina al-Bakr oil terminal when they vanished. The navy's Bahrain-based Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO) said in a statement to merchant shipping that the vessels had been on their way to the Iraqi port of Faw to pick up Iraqi oil workers. The cause of the...
  • Man Who Ran Up Six-Figure Lottery Ticket Tab Gets Jail

    05/09/2003 5:19:55 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 78 replies · 329+ views ^ | May 9, 2003
    Man Who Ran Up Six-Figure Lottery Ticket Tab Gets Jail POSTED: 1:47 p.m. EDT May 9, 2003 PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- An Ohio man is going to jail for buying a lot more lottery tickets than he could pay for. Patrick Murray has pleaded guilty to bouncing three checkstotaling $181,000, while trying to win the Ohio Lottery. In all, he spent more than $1 million on lottery tickets. The lottery commission said one store still owes almost half a million dollars for tickets Murray got but never paid for. Murray says he'll do what he can to make it right. But...
  • Climber describes how he amputated his own arm

    05/08/2003 4:58:04 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 48 replies · 348+ views
    Climber describes how he amputated his own arm The Associated Press GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Hopelessly pinned by a boulder that rolled onto his arm in a remote canyon, adventurer Aron Ralston says he first took a dull pocketknife to his forearm after three days, but couldn't cut the skin. In his first meeting with reporters since he walked, bloody and dehydrated, out of a remote Utah canyon, Ralston described Thursday what it took for him to eventually do the unthinkable -- cutting off his own arm to save his life. "I'm not sure how I handled it," the mechanical...
  • Deutsche Post CEO Faces U.S. Challenge Amid Expansion (Update1)

    05/06/2003 8:04:40 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 1 replies · 207+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | May 6, 2003 | Jeremy Van Loon
    <p>Bonn, May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Post AG Chief Executive Officer Klaus Zumwinkel's plan to boost earnings by expanding the German postal service in the $65 billion U.S. delivery market may be dealt a blow by United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp.</p>
  • Latrine duty: a real waste

    04/18/2003 12:22:55 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 25 replies · 327+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | April 18, 2003 | By DANI DODGE
    Latrine duty: a real waste By DANI DODGE Scripps Howard News Service April 18, 2003 BAGHDAD, Iraq - Someone has to do it. Thursday, builder construction man Adam Helschein, 25, and steelworker 3rd class Olivo Guerrero, 19, got the task: Burning the waste - human waste. "The first time," said Helschein, of Las Vegas, "I almost threw up." Getting rid of human waste in the war zone is probably one of the most unglamorous jobs the Seabees do. John Wayne sure wasn't given the mission in the movie "The Fighting Seabees." The Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 have...
  • 4th Division destroys tanks, captures airfield in first combat of war

    04/17/2003 9:04:37 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 27 replies · 296+ views
    Army Times ^ | April 17, 2003 | By Alex Neill
    <p>CAMP ASAYLIYAH, DOHA, Qatar — The 4th Infantry Division finally is in the fight. On Wednesday, the 1st Brigade of the Fort Hood, Texas-based division took on the bad guys outside Baghdad, killing some, capturing some and taking control of an airfield.</p>
  • Incoming 4th ID awaits its mission — and learns from the 3rd

    04/11/2003 5:43:27 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 24 replies · 184+ views
    Army Times ^ | April 11, 2003 | By Gina Cavallaro
    <p>Camp New Jersey, Kuwait — Leaders of the 4th Infantry Division are preparing to join the campaign in Iraq, planning for an undisclosed mission that could run the gamut from combat to peacekeeping.</p> <p>They will have the advantage of a roadmap, of sorts, provided by the 3rd Infantry Division , which now sits in and around Baghdad after opening the ground war.</p>
  • Franks visits 101st, awards Bronze Star medals

    04/08/2003 4:45:02 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 8 replies · 199+ views
    Army Times ^ | April 08, 2003 | By Chantal Escoto
    <p>NAJAF, Iraq —Gen. Tommy Franks, the commander of U.S. Central Command, visited the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Monday to present two soldiers with Bronze Star medals for their heroic actions during recent firefights here.</p> <p>Sgt. James Ward of the 1st Battalion and Sgt. Lucas Goddard of the 3rd Battalion had their medals pinned on them while they were surrounded by hundreds of captured weapons and ammunition at an Iraqi military training camp. The camp was overtaken by Company C of the 1st Battalion last week.</p>
  • Details released about U.S. commando team's rescue of Lynch

    04/05/2003 7:24:28 PM PST · by Bayou City · 29 replies · 152+ views
    Army Times ^ | April 05, 2003 | By Alex Neill
    <p>DOHA, Qatar – The daring nighttime commando rescue of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch from captivity in Iraq could hardly have been better scripted by a Hollywood screenwriter.</p> <p>Lynch, a 19-year-old soldier from Palestine, W. Va., had been a prisoner-of-war since Iraqis ambushed the convoy she was riding in on March 23, killing at least eight of her fellow soldiers. On the night of April 1, she lay seriously wounded in an Iraqi hospital under enemy control.</p>
  • Lawmaker: 507th soldiers were ambushed, not lost

    04/04/2003 4:52:01 PM PST · by Bayou City · 38 replies · 180+ views
    Army Times ^ | April 04, 2003 | By Sergio Bustos
    <p>Soldiers with the 507th Maintenance Company did not take a wrong turn in the early morning hours of March 23 when Iraqi soldiers ambushed them near Nasiriyah, a congressman who talked with two sergeants in the trapped vehicles said Thursday.</p>