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  • DOT, Delta Reach Settlement(Fined for profileing swarthy types)

    06/21/2004 10:39:54 AM PDT · by blackbag · 16 replies · 355+ views
    http://dms.dot.gov ( docket number OST-2004-16943.) ^ | Monday, June 21, 2004 | Bill Mosley
    DOT, Delta Reach Settlement Regarding Discrimination Against Passengers The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced a consent order reflecting an agreement with Delta Air Lines regarding treatment of certain air travelers who are or were perceived to be of Arab, Middle Eastern or Southeast Asian descent and/or Muslim in the period following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The order finds that Delta acted in a manner inconsistent with federal laws that prohibit discrimination and requires the carrier to provide civil rights training over the next two years to its pilots, flight attendants and passenger service agents at a...
  • Taking Chance

    05/04/2004 12:26:19 PM PDT · by blackbag · 1 replies · 332+ views
    http://www.blackwaterusa.com/ ^ | May 3, 2004 | LtCol Strobl
    Chance Phelps was wearing his Saint Christopher medal when he was killed on Good Friday. Eight days later, I handed the medallion to his mother. I didn’t know Chance before he died. Today, I miss him. Over a year ago, I volunteered to escort the remains of Marines killed in Iraq should the need arise. The military provides a uniformed escort for all casualties to ensure they are delivered safely to the next of kin and are treated with dignity and respect along the way. Thankfully, I hadn’t been called on to be an escort since Operation Iraqi Freedom began....
  • Memorial Poem from a Blackwater Friend` and Blackwater Security Comments

    04/09/2004 5:52:04 PM PDT · by blackbag · 4 replies · 777+ views
    Blackwater Security Consulting ^ | April 5, 2004 | Melissa Vaughan, Gary Jackson
    Four Brave Men By Melissa Vaughan Four Brave Men were slain today, and their souls arrived in Heaven. God said to each, "What do you think of this fate that you have now been given?" The First Brave Man, standing tall and proud, said in his voice like a song, "Our bodies have been burned and broken, but our souls are whole and strong." The Second Brave Man, said with tears in his eyes, gesturing down below, "Our families may be grieving, but their love we will forever and always know." The Third Brave Man, turning to look at the...
  • Uranium Contaminates Camp Lejeune NBC Suits

    11/20/2003 7:16:08 AM PST · by blackbag · 14 replies · 191+ views
    Jacksonville Daily News ^ | November 20,2003 | ERIC STEINKOPFF
    Two sets of protective suits contaminated by radiation in Kuwait are in a box at Camp Lejeune awaiting proper disposal, military officials said Wednesday. The suits, used by troops for protection from nuclear, biological or chemical substances, were exposed to depleted uranium when troops were cleaning tanks during the war with Iraq. The gear, commonly called NBC suits in the military, were shipped to Lejeune in a box. The radiation was detected by Marines from 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Force Service Group when the box was opened at Lejeune. How long and how many Marines were exposed to the radiation...
  • FMCSA to Conduct Hazardous Materials Safety and Security Field Operational Test

    07/02/2003 11:50:40 AM PDT · by blackbag · 203+ views
    7-2-03 | USDOT
    Wednesday, July 2, 2003 FMCSA to Conduct Hazardous Materials Safety and Security Field Operational Test The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced the beginning of its Hazardous Materials Safety and Security Field Operational Test. This test will measure the effectiveness of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) safety and security technologies for safeguarding hazardous materials being transported by trucks. The announcement was made today by FMCSA Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer John Hill at the California Goods Movement and Port Security Conference in Long Beach, CA, hosted by the California Alliance for Advanced Transportation...
  • Cronkite Calls Bush 'Grossly Arrogant' for War in Iraq

    04/09/2003 6:29:24 AM PDT · by blackbag · 67 replies · 1,181+ views
    wral tv ^ | 8:09 a.m. EDT April 9, 2003
    <p>ELON, N.C. -- Former CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite called President George W. Bush "grossly arrogant" for invading Iraq without the approval of the United Nations.</p> <p>Walter Cronkite appeared Tuesday at Elon University for a news conference and a taped conversation with David Gergen, a former presidential adviser.</p>
  • A Soldier's Shadowy Trail in U.S. and in the Mideast

    10/14/2002 2:21:11 PM PDT · by blackbag · 9 replies · 295+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ...? ^ | UNKNOWN | By BENJAMIN WEISER and JAMES RISEN
    In mid-1984, a former Egyptian Army officer with an engaging manner and a gift for languages approached the C.I.A. in Egypt with what seemed an intriguing offer: He volunteered to be a spy. The agency tried him out, but the Egyptian flunked. He had made contact in Germany with a branch of Hezbollah, the Middle Eastern terrorist group, and told its members that he was working with the CIA, a betrayal the agency quickly discovered. Soon after, C.I.A. officials branded him untrustworthy and cut off further dealings with him, suspecting that he wanted to help the terrorists spy on Americans,...
  • Victims wanted out of marriages (FT. Bragg Murders) Army wives' cases show similarities

    08/05/2002 6:13:11 AM PDT · by blackbag · 12 replies · 831+ views
    News and Observer ^ | 8-5-02 | AP
    Victims wanted out of marriages Army wives' cases show similarities The Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE - Four Army wives who investigators say were killed by their husbands all wanted to get out of their marriages, The Fayetteville Observer reported Sunday. In January, Jennifer Wright, 32, told her parents she was "tired of being a military wife" and wanted a divorce. Investigators said her husband, Master Sgt. William Wright, 36, killed her at the end of June. They said he confessed three weeks later and led authorities to her body. Marilyn Griffin, 32, separated from her husband in May. Two months later,...
  • Fallen a long way (Female teacher convicted of sex crimes aginst young boy)

    07/31/2002 7:53:08 AM PDT · by blackbag · 46 replies · 3,000+ views
    News and Observer ^ | July 31, 2002 | By ANNE SAKER
    Fallen a long way Judge: "A male would have gotten 20 years" Betty Mackie is sentenced to eight to 10 months in prison for having sex with a middle school student of hers. RALEIGH - Betty G. Mackie, at one time praised, honored and beloved for her skills in opening the world of literature to hundreds of Wake County pupils, must turn herself in today for a prison sentence of at least eight months for having sex two years ago with a 13-year-old boy, a former student. Mackie, 47, was sentenced at a hearing Tuesday for her May 22 guilty...
  • (Trucks for Cubans)A peaceful trip "carvanistas " gag alert

    07/11/2002 5:53:07 AM PDT · by blackbag · 7 replies · 207+ views
    Snooze and Disturber ^ | 7-11-02 | YONAT SHIMRON
    A peaceful trip Triangle churches, citizens help take food, medical supplies to Cubans Staff Photo By Shawn Rocco By YONAT SHIMRON, Staff Writer Jim Stockwell wanted to donate his 1990 blue Chevy truck to a good cause. First, he went to his son's school. Then he went to his church. When neither place took him up on his offer, he decided to do something more radical. On Wednesday morning, the longtime social activist from Raleigh met up with a group of like-minded people and hit the road. By next week, the group hopes to cross into Mexico on buses --...
  • TSA Announces Private Security Screening Pilot Program

    06/18/2002 8:58:45 AM PDT · by blackbag · 28 replies · 430+ views
    TSA/DOT ^ | June 18, 2002 | TSA
    June 18, 2002 The Under Secretary of Transportation for Security, John W. Magaw, today announced the five airports selected to participate in the Private Security Screening Pilot Program -- intended to test the feasibility of having private contractors perform federally supervised passenger and property screening at airports. Airports chosen for the two-year pilot program are San Francisco International, Kansas City International, Greater Rochester International in New York, Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming, and Tupelo Airport in Mississippi. “The airports selected for this pilot program will be key in determining how TSA moves forward in meeting provisions under the Aviation and...
  • Minorities, Whites Getting Similar Prison Sentences

    06/06/2002 12:12:05 PM PDT · by blackbag · 12 replies · 16+ views
    WRAL ^ | WRAL/AP
    Study: 2:13 p.m. EDT June 6, 2002 GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Minorities and whites with equal criminal backgrounds are getting similar prison sentences in North Carolina, according to a state study. The study by the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission found that 35 percent of minority defendants received prison time compared with 28 percent of whites with similar backgrounds. Whites were given longer sentences on average, 36.7 months to 34.1 months for minorities with the same criminal history. The 30-member commission examined 27,015 felony cases handled between July 1999 and June 2000 in North Carolina courts. The commission was...
  • When You Should Give The Shirt Off Your Back

    06/04/2002 6:56:59 AM PDT · by blackbag · 50 replies · 518+ views
    NEWSDAY ^ | june 2, 2002 | Elliot Hester
    Author Elliot Hester Regular contributor Elliot Hester is a flight attendant for a major U.S. airline. June 2, 2002 Whenever I hear about passenger "outbursts" at airport security checkpoints, my temperature rises a few degrees. What are these problematic people trying to accomplish? Why are they being so thorny with the very people who are trying to keep them safe? But after my recent clash with airport security at Miami International Airport, I realize that some passengers have valid complaints. Traveling for pleasure and dressed in civilian clothes, I placed my carry-on on the conveyor belt and prepared to walk...
  • AIRPORT SCREENERS TO HAVE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION

    06/03/2002 2:58:17 PM PDT · by blackbag · 9 replies · 288+ views
    U.S. Office of Special Counsel and TSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) to handle whistleblower complaints from security screeners employed by TSA. The Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), which created the TSA, provides the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security a wide degree of flexibility to set personnel policy for security screeners. Security screeners were not specifically covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act. All other TSA employees are covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act....
  • Gifts to Dems linked to DMV

    04/08/2002 5:26:49 AM PDT · by blackbag · 12 replies · 489+ views
    Gifts to Dems linked to NC DMV(corruption) The Associated Press ASHEVILLE - State Division of Motor Vehicles officers from Western North Carolina pumped more the$30,000 into state Democrats' campaigns in the 1990s, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported Sunday. Campaign finance reports and other documents appeared to support a former DMV officer's allegations that on-the-job campaigning and fund raising were required in the district enforcement section where he worked, the newspaper reported. The allegations are part of a 2-year-old probe by the State Bureau of Investigation into claims that DMV employees fixed traffic tickets and took bribes to ignore truck safety regulations....
  • Ex-Girlfriend Reacts To No-Sex Plea Man Owes Thousands In Child Support

    03/14/2002 6:19:14 AM PST · by blackbag · 60 replies · 345+ views
    WRALTV ^ | 3-14-02
    Ex-Girlfriend Reacts To No-Sex Plea Man Owes Thousands In Child Support LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- One of the ex-girlfriends of a Louisville man who agreed to abstain from sex until he paid off his back child support reacted in disbelief Wednesday to his plea deal. Crawford's Ex-Girlfriend Is Outraged Luther Crawford was faced with a sentence of one-to-five years in the penitentiary if he didn't pay back $33,000 in child support. Instead, he worked out the no-sex deal. Juana King had a baby girl with Crawford 15 years ago, Louisville station WLKY-TV reported. King was furious with the deal. "They should...
  • NC Seen as Hot Spot For FBI Recruiting

    03/06/2002 9:35:28 PM PST · by blackbag · 11 replies · 197+ views
    Wral ^ | 3-6-02 | Kamal Wallace
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- Since the events of Sept. 11, the government has given the Federal Bureau of Investigation the go-ahead to hire an additional 700 agents. Many of those could be Tar Heel-bred.</p> <p>North Carolina is a hot spot for FBI recruitment, sending double the normal number of recruits to the FBI Academy.</p>
  • U.S.: Communication Breakdown in Homeland Defense?

    03/05/2002 7:08:08 AM PST · by blackbag · 8 replies · 3+ views
    stratfor ^ | 3-5-02 | stratfor
    Miscommunication between the U.S. military and local police that led to the recent death of a soldier in North Carolina is a symptom of a deeper problem. Poor communication between military and civilian defense officials, and between federal and local authorities, is a threat to the United States' homeland defense network.AnalysisOne soldier training to become a U.S. Army Green Beret was killed and another injured in rural North Carolina on Feb. 23, when a local sheriff's deputy mistakenly shot them during a 19-day Army training mission. A similar training simulation last fall in South Carolina also went awry, raising questions ...
  • Suspect In Investigation Of Weapons Found In Storage Unit Could Be Set Free(Raleigh Gun Case)

    03/05/2002 5:36:28 AM PST · by blackbag · 10 replies · 27+ views
    wraltv ^ | Kamal Wallace
    Second Suspect In Investigation Of Weapons Found In Storage Unit Could Be Set Free Judge Says David Silverman Not Considered Flight Risk Kamal Wallace, Staff Writer RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ten days ago, police and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in a storage unit. A suspect in the case could soon be set free. A detention hearing was held Monday at the Federal Courthouse in Durham for David Silverman. Silverman and Michael McMoil lived in the same North Raleigh home with Silverman's mother. On the stand, ATF ...
  • Police Arrest Another Suspect After Weapons Found In Storage Unit( Map to planned vitims found)

    02/28/2002 1:18:04 PM PST · by blackbag · 16 replies · 203+ views
    wral.com ^ | 2-28-02 | Kamal Wallace
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- Authorities may have found a new link in the case of a weapons stash found at a Raleigh storage facility.</p> <p>Besides assault rifles, ATF agents searching Michael McMoil's storage space Saturday also discovered hand-drawn maps. According to a police source, the maps lead to the home of a Raleigh police officer.</p>
  • Man who killed self intense, well-read ( Raleigh Gun Cache Story)

    02/27/2002 5:08:02 AM PST · by blackbag · 106 replies · 1,212+ views
    News and Observer ^ | 2-27-02 | Thomasi McDonald
    Man who killed self intense, well-read By THOMASI MCDONALD AND MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, Staff Writers RALEIGH - Michael Charles McMoil was an intelligent man obsessed by a belief that the government was taking away Americans' right to bear arms, people who knew him said Tuesday. McMoil, 39, of 4232 Woodlawn Drive killed himself Friday night after fleeing from police at a storage business where local and federal authorities found a small arsenal of assault rifles and ammunition in a unit leased in his name. McMoil worked for 17 years at AVX Corp., a maker of electronic components used in cellphones, computers ...
  • Census Bureau: Over 100,000 Illegal Aliens from the Middle East

    02/25/2002 9:37:32 PM PST · by blackbag · 8 replies · 8+ views
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | Jan 22, 2002 | Steven A. Camarota
    WASHINGTON (January 22, 2002) ; In a newly released report, the Census Bureau estimated that perhaps 115,000 people from Middle Eastern countries live in the United States illegally. The estimates are based on the bureaub's preliminary analysis of the 2000 census. The findings are especially troubling given the role failures in immigration control played in Septembers terrorist attacks. Not only were at least three of the September 11th hijackers illegal aliens, a number of past terrorists have also been illegal aliens from the Middle East, including Gazi Ibrahim Abu Mezer, who tried to bomb the New York subway system in ...
  • College Student's Newborn Found "Dead" In Trash

    02/05/2002 8:00:09 AM PST · by blackbag · 126 replies · 375+ views
    wral ^ | 2-5-02
    <p>NEW CONCORD, Ohio -- A newborn boy was found dead in a trash bin Monday, wrapped in a blanket, said sheriff's detectives who are interviewing the 21-year-old Muskingum College student who gave birth to the infant.</p> <p>The body was discovered about 6 p.m. in a bin behind the home the student shared with five women across the street from the campus, Muskingum sheriff's Detective Lt. Steve Welker said.</p>
  • Urban Sprawl A Health Hazard - my Titile-( Barf Alert)

    01/16/2002 5:20:35 AM PST · by blackbag · 59 replies · 431+ views
    News and Observer ^ | 1-16-01 | RICHARD STRADLING
    Sprawl aired as matter of our health Sprawl and health: Is suburban life beneficial or detrimental to one's health? Do the CDC's sprawl studies encourage sound science or promote an anti-suburban political agenda? You haven't smoked a cigarette in years, and you've learned to control your cravings for doughnuts and barbecue. Now, some doctors say, you have another health hazard to worry about: urban sprawl. People who live in communities where they have to drive for even simple errands are breathing foul air and getting too little exercise, some public health experts say. "It's clear that urban sprawl is one ...
  • BIN LADEN'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS

    12/27/2001 10:01:41 AM PST · by blackbag · 46 replies · 1,838+ views
    The Muslim Magazine ^ | January 1999 | Al-Majalla, Al-Watan al-Arabi and Al-Wasat
    BIN LADEN'S NUKES BIN LADEN'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS &nbsp;ex-Soviet Warheads Become Fuel for Portable Terrorist Nuclear Bombs &nbsp;Arab-funded terrorists smuggle nuclear warheads, purchased from the Russian mafia with opium and cash out of Russian territory, reaching Khost overland via secret routes through Uzbekistan. There, former Soviet scientists remove the active uranium to be processed and placed in backpack-sized nuclear bombs&#151;ready for transportation to the West undetected&#151;to explode in a blast of nuclear terror. Al-Watan al-Arabi, an Arabic language newsmagazine, reports that worldwide terrorist mastermind Usama bin Laden has used two tons of opium and $30 million to purchase over twenty nuclear ...
  • The Power of FreeRepublic Demonstrated in Concrete Action

    12/03/2001 11:57:09 PM PST · by blackbag · 23 replies · 255+ views
    Original Sources and Various Press | 12-03-2001 | Blackbag
    Well its been a little over a week since I posted the original Freerepublic exclusive on USQUEERS.COM's death threats against prominent conservatives and Christians. After attracting in excess of over 250 replies in approximately 24 hours and numerous moderator deletions due to raw language from a few posters, the thread was pulled. My assumption is that like a magnet it attracted too much attention and the left came out to play with false inflammatory posts to get the thread pulled. This wouldn't be the first time this tactic has been used by disrupters. Much has happened since that time of ...
  • Attorney Calls on Justice Dept to Close (Gay) Hate Site

    11/26/2001 4:19:34 PM PST · by blackbag · 121 replies · 3,508+ views
    CNS ^ | November 16, 2001 | Lawrence Morahan
    Attorney Calls on Justice Dept to Close Hate Site By Lawrence Morahan CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer November 26, 2001 (CNSNews.com) - A prominent First Amendment lawyer called on the U.S. Justice Department to conduct an immediate investigation of an Internet site that advocates "a horrible death by any means" for people who oppose homosexual activism. The web site, usqueers.com, is in violation of state and federal law for advocating the murder of specific individuals, including former President Ronald Reagan and Sen. Strom Thurmond, First Amendment attorney John B. Thompson said. "This is clearly left-wing domestic terrorism which Justice [Department officials] ...
  • Why Pollard Should Never Be Released (The Traitor)

    11/22/2001 7:32:44 PM PST · by blackbag · 61 replies · 68,329+ views
    The New Yorker Magazine | :January 18, 1999, pp. 26-33 | SEYMOUR M. HERSH
    The Case Against Johnathon Pollard In the last decade, Jonathan Pollard, the American Navy employee who spied for Israel in the mid-nineteen-eighties and is now serving a life sentence, has become a cause celebre in Israel and among Jewish groups in the United States. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a consortium of fifty-five groups, has publicly called for Pollard's release, arguing, in essence, that his crimes did not amount to high treason against the United States, because Israel was then and remains a close ally. Many of the leading religious organizations have also called for an ...
  • Airport Security Audit Alarming

    10/17/2001 6:40:00 AM PDT · by blackbag · 12 replies · 2+ views
    OIG-DOT-FAA....OIG 3-01 ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2001
    Excerpts: Initial Findings of Review of Argenbright Security, Inc. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released initial results of an ongoing review of background checks of security screeners employed by Argenbright Security, Inc. at 14 airports. The special security assessment was begun Friday, October 12 by joint teams composed of officials from OIG and FAA. Argenbright was sentenced on October 20, 2000 in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on charges of making false statements to FAA concerning the training, testing and background verification of employees. An OIG investigation found that ...
  • NORTH CAROLINA HAS ANOTHER POWDER SCARE

    10/16/2001 5:19:41 PM PDT · by blackbag · 8 replies · 23+ views
    original | 10-16-2001 | Juan Whonose -Freerepublic Exclusive-
    This morning some DOT workers in eastern North Carolina were handling a shipment of inert silica based reflective paint additives when it became apparent that both the canvas bags along with the product in them contained an unusual foreign dust/powder. Upon further investigation it was determined that the contaminated product was shipped from Canada in late September. It was decided that as a precaution, CDC exposure procedures would be put in effect. All employees exposedto the powder, total number not provided, were corralled into an isolated area of the maintenance yard and instructed to strip off all clothing and to ...
  • BREAKING Raleigh North Carolina Post Office Sealed

    10/13/2001 11:15:45 AM PDT · by blackbag · 72 replies · 1,085+ views
    first hand | 10-13-2001 | blackbag
    A Post Office in North Raleigh has been closed off. Emotional workers are being questioned away from the building. All entrances to the parking lot are blocked by Police. Building is sealed. Even Police are staying hundreds of feet away from the stucture. Police are calling it an incident. Privately one officer stated he had major concerns and was awaiting further instructions. Special Response Team has been called
  • 18 Cases of Inhalation Anthrax Questioned

    10/06/2001 1:35:04 PM PDT · by blackbag · 7 replies · 519+ views
    AP Vanity | 10-6-2001 | blackbag
    Concerning Breaking Ap Article titled "Anthrax Case Puzzles Investigators - No Other Cases Found, Source Remains a Mystery " Question for freepers and others, If the following statement as reported by the state health department is true, then how can we explain Russel Welch ? Who as some may remember, he was reported as an "Inhalation Anthrax" victim of the Mena/Dixie Mob fame. AP QUOTE "Only 18 inhalation cases in the United States were documented in the 20th century, the most recent in 1976 in California. The last anthrax case in Florida was in 1974, according to the state health ...
  • Chronic underfunding of US HUMINT plays role in intelligence failures

    09/12/2001 7:08:03 AM PDT · by blackbag · 3 replies · 15+ views
    Jane's | 911 | Clifford Beal
    &nbsp; Chronic underfunding of US HUMINT plays role in intelligence failures&nbsp; By Clifford Beal,Editor JDW&nbsp; Additional Reporting by&nbsp; Andrew Koch, JDW Bureau Chief, Washington, DC In the aftermath of the carnage in New York and Washington, DC, hundreds of questions will be asked as to how such an audacious and co-ordinated attack could have happened.&nbsp; This latest act of terrorism, although the most horrific to date, is not the first time that the US government has been caught unaware. Indeed, the subject of "asymmetric warfare" &shy; the use of terrorist methods to strike at weaknesses in the societies of ...
  • TRAVELER SECURITY &amp; TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE RESTORATION

    09/12/2001 6:08:34 AM PDT · by blackbag · 12 replies · 145+ views
    USDOT | 911 | Norman Mineta, Secretary of USDOT
    &nbsp; Statement of Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta &nbsp; One of the most cherished American freedoms is the freedom of movement, the ability to move freely and safely. Today that freedom has been attacked. We will restore that freedom throughout the national transportation system as soon as possible. And we will restore the highest possible degree of safety. These terrorist acts are designed to steal the confidence of Americans. We will restore that confidence. We have already taken some first steps. As a precaution, I have ordered the FAA to ground all commercial air traffic until at least ...
  • The Bush 2001 Inaugural Podium is For Sale On Ebay( Do we want to buy it ?)

    02/11/2001 3:11:34 PM PST · by blackbag · 8+ views
    ebay ^ | Blackbag
    While surfin on Ebay I found this Historical Item . If I had the money Iwould buy it. Too bad Free Republic doesn't have a public Gallery. Now wouldn't this make a nice center piece for our collection. Anyone interested in forming a committee and take pledges to buy it ? We could make an offer time dated to pull it off bidding. Anyway its an interesting, historical and news worthy item for freeper consideration. Any of our well heeled freepers interested ? Below is a pic and description: Podium used by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney at 2001 ...
  • Sorry to Disturb You Dubya, But Hill and I forgot a few Things

    01/29/2001 5:58:36 PM PST · by blackbag · 138+ views
    Got a nice chuckle today with this cartoon and wanted to share it with everyone.
  • Sorry to Disturb You Dubya, But Hill and I forgot a few Things

    01/29/2001 5:58:32 PM PST · by blackbag · 8+ views
    Got a nice chuckle today with this cartoon and wanted to share it with everyone.
  • self

    01/24/2001 8:56:15 PM PST · by blackbag · 261+ views
    A few Photos from my collection taken at the ball. Freepmail me names left off. My apologies !
  • Was story of Bob Beckels Staff Resigning in protest Spiked by UPI ?

    12/16/2000 6:37:11 AM PST · by blackbag · 8+ views
    UPI ... | self
    Anyone who can locate the story of Bob Beckel's staff resigning over "Elector Tampering Efforts" Please post the story or partial with a working link.
  • Who is Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc and are they watching us ?

    12/13/2000 9:36:09 PM PST · by blackbag · 401+ views
    blackbag
    Been trapping a number of Netbios port scans and access,attempts tonight. In researching these attempts I found this. Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc ews.com .... Well freeper computer gurus is this innocent?
  • Freepers Heard Loud and Clear

    12/12/2000 7:48:08 PM PST · by blackbag · 17+ views
    MSNBC ^ | news
    Just heard live on MSNBC Freepers infront of Vice President Gore's House... Loud and Clear.... Way to go DC Chapter ! Eagles Up
  • Supremes to Support Bush in Ruling (Breaking)

    12/12/2000 3:29:28 PM PST · by blackbag · 2+ views
    Aheadnews.com ^ | AHEADNEWS
    LAW CLERK TELLS AHEADNEWS.COM: "HIGH COURT WILL REJECT HAND COUNTS", ELECTION OVER, BUSH WINS.......UPDATED: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE MIDNIGHT E.S.T. SO ELECTORS WILL BE OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED ON THE 12TH....ANNOUNCEMENT TAKING LONGER THAN EXPECTED BECAUSE CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST IS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE DECISION WITH A LARGER MAJORITY OF THE HIGH COURT....GORE EXPECTED TO MAKE CONCESSION SPEECH WITHIN AN HOUR OF ANNOUNCEMENT...DEVELOPING
  • Ed Rollins Rolling over for the Democraps

    12/08/2000 2:06:21 PM PST · by blackbag · 12+ views
    MSNBC | As heard on MSNBC with Chris Mathews Now
    Just heard Ed Rollins, the supposed Republican strategist, just stated that Bush's legal battles should stop. The counts should begin and accept the consequences. He even seemed luke warm over not counting dimpled chads.... Can you say sell out !
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken Endorses Hillary (humor)

    09/11/2000 10:17:32 AM PDT · by blackbag · 11+ views
    various
    In a show of support for Hillary's Sentatorial Bid, Kentucky Fried Chicken is offering a new fried chicken combo special named in her honor. The Hillary Combo as it is called will consit of : 2 Fat thighs 1 left wing
  • Toon Speaks the Truth about Clinton

    08/31/2000 10:51:10 AM PDT · by blackbag · 13+ views
    I just love this cartoon .......&nbsp; Don't you ?
  • US Census Bureau Sharing people and Gov Seal to DNC

    08/16/2000 5:33:07 AM PDT · by blackbag · 1+ views
    AP
    Census Bureau denies partisanship at DNC event &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; By JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (August 15, 2000&nbsp; The U.S. Census Bureau allowed its name and logo to be used for sponsorship and sent three of its employees to an event at the Democratic convention designed to mobilize black voters in the fall election. The federal agency said Tuesday it made no contribution to the "Advocacy in the Next Millenium" symposium Saturday hosted by Black Entertainment Television talk show host Tavis Smiley, a prominent Democrat. Officials said they considered the event, held on the eve of the convention's opening, ...
  • Its Not The Economy Stupid (My Title Attention Rush)

    08/15/2000 11:29:25 AM PDT · by blackbag · 10+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Robert J. Samuelson
    &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Its NOT THE ECONOMY STUPID &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Robert J. Samuelson: Maybe it’s Not the Economy... &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ... that matters in picking the president, because today’s boom &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; wasn’t made in the White House &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; By Robert J. Samuelson &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NEWSWEEK &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We are now testing a cardinal rule of &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; American politics: that a presidential election is &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; essentially a referendum on the economy. If the &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; economy is thriving, then the incumbent party &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; keeps the White House. If not, then goodbye and &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; good riddance. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO 1968—at the height ...
  • Puerto Rico Corruption takes a Billion A Year in US Aid

    08/07/2000 8:13:25 AM PDT · by blackbag · 6+ views
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Spate of scandals in Puerto Rico &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; prompts U.S. government crackdown &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A spate of scandals rocking Puerto Rico has prompted a U.S. government &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; crackdown as well as calls for accountability from the most populous U.S. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; territory, which gets $13 billion a year in federal aid. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The high-profile corruption has hit nearly all levels of Puerto Rican government, &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; stretching from misappropriated AIDS treatment funds to a mayor demanding &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; kickbacks for a cleanup contract. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Previous administrations estimated 10 percent of the government's ...
  • Interesting email on Fall NWO/GLOBALISIM CONFAB/CABAL

    07/21/2000 7:14:37 AM PDT · by blackbag · 26+ views
    EMAIL | Juan Whonose
    Check out this email and the attached page. Reads like a whos who of the Globalisim/ New World Order Cabal From: Mikhail Gorbachev &amp; CoChairs-SWF [mailto:Mikhail_Gorbachev_&amp;_CoChairs-SWF@stateoftheworldforum.r-3.net] Sent: 2000/07/20 3:45 PM To: *****@******.gov Subject: Invitation to an unprecedented event We wish to extend to you a unique invitation - to personally participate in an unprecedented historic event. Working with partners worldwide, the State of the World Forum will convene a high level gathering of international leaders of business and civil society at the New York Hilton &amp; Towers this September 4 through 10.&nbsp; Forum 2000 is timed to coincide with the ...
  • What do Al Gore, Senator Evan Bayh, Sharks and Alec Baldwin Have in Common?

    07/19/2000 10:08:21 PM PDT · by blackbag · 7+ views
    various | Juan Whonose
    What do&nbsp; Al Gore, Senator&nbsp; Evan Bayh,&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sharks &amp;&nbsp; possibly Alec Baldwin &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Have in common ? BY Juan Whonose, July 19,&nbsp; 2000 Al Gore &amp; Senator Evan Bayh will spend a week together with mutual friends in North Carolina the week of the Republican National Convention. First reported by Bob Christenson&nbsp; with the News and Observer, Presidential candidate Al Gore and Sen. Evan Bayh will be&nbsp; "vacationing together" on trendy private Figure Eight Island on the North Carolina coast. Tom Taft, a Greenville lawyer is putting this together. The Gore clan will be staying with the Overton ...