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  • The Cloud Over Cheney

    03/09/2007 4:44:49 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 11 replies · 563+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2007; 2:12 PM | Dan Froomkin
    The Cloud Over Cheney By Dan Froomkin Special to washingtonpost.com Wednesday, February 21, 2007; 2:12 PM "What is this case about?" special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald asked in his rebuttal to the defense's closing arguments yesterday in the Scooter Libby perjury trial. "Is it about something bigger?" And while Fitzgerald never directly answered that second question, he at long last made it quite clear that the depth of Vice President Cheney's role in the leaking of the identity of a CIA operative is one of the central mysteries that Libby's alleged lies prevented investigators from resolving. "There is a cloud...
  • Mel Gigson

    05/13/2006 7:04:22 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 67 replies · 2,076+ views
    Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' By WENN Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush Click to enlarge photo Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto. The epic, due for release later this year, captures the decline of the Maya kingdom and the slaughter of thousands of inhabitants as human sacrifices in a bid to save the nation from collapsing. Gibson reveals he used present day American politics as an inspiration, claiming the government callously plays on the...
  • Muslim leaders warn of 'crisis'

    12/08/2005 2:52:02 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 22 replies · 681+ views
    Muslim leaders warn of 'crisis' Leaders of 57 Muslim countries have ended their summit with a warning that the Islamic world is in crisis because of the threat posed by terrorism. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference statement urges decisive action to fight "deviant ideas". The meeting in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia called for changes in national laws to criminalise financing and incitement of terrorism. It also called for new school curriculums to purge extremist ideas. The declaration also said that fatwas, or Islamic religious edicts, must only be issued by those who are authorised...
  • Florida Constitutional Amendments

    11/01/2004 5:06:41 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Vanity | 01 nov 04 | Self
    Could somebody direct me to a good website conserning the Florida constitutional amendments - a site that explains each of the issues. I've visited all the "Google" sites and they didn't help. Thanks for your help.
  • Looking for Help!

    09/10/2004 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 8 replies · 367+ views
    10 Sep 04 | Dale 1
    I am looking for sites with videos of Kerry’s testimony to congress in 1971and 72 and any other videos from around the same time. Links to sites will help me with a discussion I’m having with my wife. She hasn’t seen any of them. If good responses are received, this may very well become a single location for all Freepers to collect good web sites on this topic.
  • Oct 27 O'Reilly (The Factor)

    10/27/2003 5:58:41 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 43 replies · 181+ views
    TV
    Is there anyone watching the Factor (Bill O’Reilly) tonight? I have been and I am pissed that he first discounted W’s involvement in “reserves” as not counting as military duty. Then Bill O’Reilly pushed a point that ended with him saying “the Pentagon is either lying or they don’t know”. I recently retired from the “pentagon” and I want to assure you that mostly we knew and we never lied. I am very disappointed the O’Reilly pissed on reservist and pentagoners. I think that O’Reilly is so determined to be seen as a neuter, that he has in fact neutered...
  • Uncle Sam Wants You!

    06/12/2003 7:10:22 AM PDT · by Dale 1 · 12 replies · 315+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 9 Jun 03 | Denise Brown
    By Denise Brown American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 9, 2003 - "Uncle Sam Wants You" is a familiar recruiting slogan to generations of Americans. But in this case, it's an invitation for all Americans to sign up for a different kind of military operation. Operation Tribute to Freedom, a Defense Department initiative, is a way for Americans to show their continuing support for the nation's military men and women and share with the Defense Department the different ways in which individuals and communities are expressing this support. "We receive calls and emails all the time asking, 'What can I...
  • Comp USA? Beware

    06/17/2002 7:28:14 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 19 replies · 853+ views
    Life Experience | June 17,2002 | Abused Customer
    So I bought a new $500 dollar digital camera from Comp USA. No big deal, some pay less and some pay more, but finally I got one. That was March 24, 2002. I played with my new camera for several days and gave it to my wife to take on a trip to visit the grandkids. When she got there, the camera wouldn’t work – and hasn’t since. When she got back I took the camera back to Comp USA and they informed me that they now have a 14 day return policy and this was the 22nd day and...
  • The bloodstained history of Afghanistan

    10/09/2001 8:35:28 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 8 replies · 211+ views
    Islamweb) The Times ^ | 9 Oct 01 | BEN MACINTYRE
    The bloodstained history of Afghanistan (Islamweb) The Times BY BEN MACINTYRE INFINITELY BRUTAL Afghanistan has been invaded numerous times since the days of Alexander the Great. But as the West prepares for military intervention, it is perhaps worth remembering that a war never ends here; it merely evolves and mutates. Here we trace the tangled and violent history of the land that, yet again, has become the focus of world attention. When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains And the women come out to cut up what remains Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains ...
  • HELP!!! Looking for FR help in finding some soruce material

    10/04/2001 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 4+ views
    Self (shameless request for help) | 5 Oct 01 | Self
    I am looking for any help anyone can give me on finding reference material for two topics. One: The actual voice recording from flight 93 - the forth plane on 11 Sept 01. Two: The printed material from the UK proving the bin Laden connection to terrorism. It's supposed to be about 20 pages and it was released today or yesterday. Any leads you offer will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance - PS and Oh by the way, this site and the people on this site are fantastic.
  • We Are Americans Again...

    09/21/2001 2:59:59 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 8 replies · 8+ views
    Fox News Sunday | 09-16-01 | Tony Snow
    We Are Again Americans... Last week, following a special two-hour Fox News Sunday, we were inundated with e-mails praising the Tony Snow's moving commentary. For those who may have missed it, we've transcribed his inspiring words below: "Good and evil almost never express themselves as harshly and clearly as they did Tuesday morning. People we don't know slaughtered people we do, and they did it with contemptuous calm. Yet, even as clouds of dust and smoke rose from the rubble, even as family members tortured by hope and doubt took to the streets with pictures and pleas, even as mobs ...
  • AMERICA: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR.

    09/14/2001 5:23:05 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 13 replies · 609+ views
    Gordon Sinclair, a Toronto-Canadian television commentator | 09/14/01 | Gordon Sinclair
    "This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth. Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States. When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward was to ...
  • Stuff that bothers me

    06/20/2001 11:08:53 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 1+ views
    Rant | ME
    OK, so I’m not open minded… I have a hard time with people who think that it’s OK to kill or abort innocent children but want to defend the “right to life” for vicious murders. I don’t understand the public fervor for anti-smoking because it kills so many and the same people support the “gay life style” which kills more. I don’t understand the complaint of some people about convicted felons not being able to vote. Six Thousand of them did in Florida, but perhaps that’s not enough. I have no clue about why people who don’t pay taxes don’t ...
  • Bush's Daughter Ticketed

    04/27/2001 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 1+ views
    AP via Drudge
    Friday April 27 6:39 PM ET Bush's Daughter Ticketed AUSTIN (AP) - President Bush's 19-year-old daughter, Jenna, was cited early Friday for alcohol possession by a minor, police said. The ticket was issued by Austin police who were checking for minors in possession of alcohol at nightclubs along the city's popular East Sixth Street. Officers questioned Bush and another woman they believed to be under age 21 at about 1:30 a.m. They were given a citation but were not arrested. Bush is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. White House officials would not discuss the incident. ``We ...
  • Storm Causes 120-Car Pileup on I-95

    02/22/2001 3:19:02 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 1+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 22 Feb 01 | AP
    Thursday February 22 3:18 PM ET Storm Causes 120-Car Pileup on I-95 GARRISONVILLE, Va. (AP) - More than 120 cars were involved in a pileup on Interstate 95 outside of Washington during a snowstorm Thursday, authorities said. At least three people were seriously hurt. An undetermined number of people suffered minor injuries. The accident took place just before 11 a.m. about 40 miles south of Washington. More than 100 people were taken to a shelter at an elementary school nearby, and people stuck in traffic were urged to leave their vehicles and walk to exit ramps, where they were be ...
  • Taboo Topic ?

    11/10/2000 5:36:56 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 1+ views
    Observation | 10 Nov 00 | Self
    If not fraud, then what? A simple question for anyone to answer! If a recount is supposed to correct random errors, the correction should be also random. Meaning that in Florida, the recount should have resulted in a non-significant difference, plus or minus to either candidate. It didn't. Gore gained a 4 to 1 advantage. This is statically out of bounds. Follow this, - if errors are committed at random, then it follows that corrections to those errors will also be random. In other words, if you have two stacks of numbers equally in error and equally in size, and ...
  • Taboo Topic ?

    11/10/2000 5:32:44 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 1+ views
    Observation | 10 Nov 00 | Self
    If not fraud, then what? A simple question for anyone to answer! If a recount is supposed to correct random errors, the correction should be also random. Meaning that in Florida, the recount should have resulted in a non-significant difference, plus or minus to either candidate. It didn't. Gore gained a 4 to 1 advantage. This is statically out of bounds. Follow this, - if errors are committed at random, then it follows that corrections to those errors will also be random. In other words, if you have two stacks of numbers equally in error and equally in size, and ...
  • Recount favors gore - with no explanation.

    11/09/2000 2:14:46 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 1+ views
    Vanity | 9 nov 00 | Dale 1
    This is my first post, so please excuse any technical errors I may commit. For those of you who's response to Vanity post is reference to not posting, I am already aware of your preference. BUT - inquiring minds want to know - why, if a recount is only suppose to correct errors, is the recount 4 to 1 favoring gore. Logic tells you that if random errors are committed in two virtually even counts that the correction of these errors should be "virtually even" too. The recount is NOT counting random errors; it's counting something else. So what is ...
  • Cuban Photos of Elian Criticized

    05/19/2000 5:19:55 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 1+ views
    WashPost via Drudge ^ | 19 May 00 | George Gedda
    Cuban Photos of Elian Criticized By George Gedda Associated Press Writer Friday, May 19, 2000; 6:32 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON –– The State Department accused Cuba of using Elian Gonzalez for political goals by posting pictures on the Internet showing the boy wearing part of the standard uniform used by a communist youth group, an administration official said Friday. That message was delivered to Cuban diplomats summoned to the State Department on Thursday, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Efforts to reach the Cuban diplomatic mission for comment were unsuccessful. The pictures were posted on the Internet after ...