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  • Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies, defect to ISIS

    12/18/2014 9:43:15 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 55 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | December 17, 2014
    Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies, defect to ISIS The Syrian rebel militia Al Yarmouk Shuhada Brigades, backed and trained for two years by US officers, mostly CIA experts, in Jordan, and supported by the Israeli army, has abruptly dumped these sponsors and joined up with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, debkafile’s exclusive military and counter-terrorism sources reveal. The sudden defection of this 2,000-strong anti-Assad force leaves IDF defense formations on the Golan, US and Jordanian deployments in the northern part of the kingdom, and pro-Western rebel conquests in southern Syria in danger of collapse....
  • Some Ebola Patients Should Get Placebo in Drug Tests: FDA

    11/05/2014 9:22:05 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 38 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | November 5, 2014
    Some Ebola Patients Should Get Placebo in Drug Tests: FDA "Edward Cox, director of the FDA’s Office of Antimicrobial Products, said Wednesday that some patients with Ebola need to forgo potentially life-saving treatments so researchers can see how they fare compared to those who receive the experimental drugs .... Cox noted that randomised studies would be "challenging," but they are necessary ..."
  • GOP wins in Mass., N.H. would raise Romney stock

    10/13/2014 5:52:30 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 70 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 13, 2014 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP wins in Mass., N.H. would raise Romney stockFormer Bay State governor Mitt Romney’s high-profile campaign stops for Republicans Charlie Baker and Scott Brown this week indicate the exploding popularity of the former presidential nominee — and GOP wins in those races could vault him to the top of the 2016 White House sweepstakes. “He’s been extremely well-received across the country and he’s the only candidate with an instant national network,” said Saul Anuziz, former GOP chairman in Michigan. “He would definitely be a viable candidate.” .... A Brown victory over incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, home...
  • IDF Opens Hospital for Palestinians, Hamas Prevents Access

    07/25/2014 4:20:32 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 16 replies
    IDF ^ | July 25, 2014 | IDF
    IDF Opens Hospital for Palestinians, Hamas Prevents Access The IDF has opened a temporary hospital for Palestinians on the Israeli side of the Erez Crossing. Even as terrorists fire rockets at Israel, the hospital is treating wounded civilians in cooperation with the Red Crescent. Hamas, the terrorist organization that rules Gaza, has prevented Palestinians from entering Israel in order to reach the hospital.Click for video: Israeli doctors treat wounded Palestinians at an IDF hospital near Gaza.
  • Massachusetts now forced into border spat (Criminal illegals flown in secretly)

    07/13/2014 4:34:25 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 78 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Adriana Cohen
    Massachusetts now forced into border spat It’s finally been confirmed what was suspected all along — Massachusetts is feeling the pain of the chaotic border crisis. Forget the denials. Secret flights of illegal immigrants have made their way to Bedford and Boston. .... We’ve learned from immigration officials that four planes filled with detainees ... as the U.S. scrambles to cap the immigration crisis. .... This should alarm everybody in the Bay State, because we don’t know how many illegals are passing through or hanging around; what communicable diseases they may carry; if any are sex offenders, drug-runners, gang members...
  • Romney rips N.H. official’s ‘vile epithet’ (Calls on officer to quit) [Mitt Defends Obama]

    05/17/2014 5:51:45 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 69 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 17, 2014 | Matt Stout
    Romney rips N.H. official’s ‘vile epithet’ (Calls on town officer to quit) [Mitt Defends Obama] May 17, 2014 - "Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has called on a New Hampshire town official to resign for calling President Obama a racial epithet. The Wolfeboro, N.H., police commissioner who has stood by his comment calling President Obama a racial slur is facing a growing cascade of calls to step down, including from the tiny lakeside town’s most famous summer resident — one-time Obama opponent Mitt Romney. “The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community ,”...
  • Rand Paul calls for Republican shakeup (after Team Romney meeting)

    04/26/2014 4:48:16 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 26, 2014 | Hillary Chabot
    Rand Paul calls for Republican shakeup - ‘Evolve, adapt or die’(after meeting Team Romney yesterday) "National Republicans — still smarting from Democratic drubbings in the last two presidential contests — face a stark scenario of “evolve, adapt or die” as they plot their next campaign to take back the Oval Office in 2016, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told the Herald yesterday in an exclusive interview. Paul ... said the Republican Party has to rewrite its standard platform to woo minorities into a broad coalition that can win national races. A Tea Party favorite and a former ophthalmologist,...
  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate

    04/07/2014 4:18:07 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 5 replies
    myway ^ | Apr 6, 2014 | David Espo
    GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate " ..... House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it. Rory Cooper, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said, "This is another in a series of changes to Obamacare that the House has supported to help save Americans from being harmed by the law, and we're glad to see the President signed it into law." Cantor was involved in negotiations on the legislation, which were...
  • Report: EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push Obama admin’s agenda

    04/02/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/2/2014 | EPA Report
    EPA Tested Deadly Pollutants on Humans to Push Obama Admin’s Agenda "The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations. The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks of cancer and death, according to a newly released government report. These experiments exposed people, including those with asthma and heart problems, to dangerously high levels of toxic pollutants, including diesel fumes, reads a EPA inspector general report obtained...
  • Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles

    02/25/2014 4:19:13 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 30 replies
    DEBKA ^ | February 25, 2014 | Western sources
    Western sources: Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles Western military and intelligence sources report that Israeli Air Force strikes in Lebanon and Syria overnight Monday, Feb. 24 came on the heels of the first use in the three-year Syrian war of a Russian-made nuclear-capable Tochka (Point) surface missile - NATO-coded SS-21 Scarab - which carries a 480-kilo warhead with a range of 70 km. These missiles were fired earlier Monday in the Syrian-Hizballah battle for Yabroud. There was no information about the effect of the Israeli strikes.
  • IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

    05/16/2013 3:41:31 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/16/2013 | John Parkinson
    IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation. Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. ... Ingram ... is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office...
  • DEBKA: Russian passenger plane escapes missile fire over Syria

    04/29/2013 11:13:36 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 7 replies
    DEBKA ^ | April 29, 2013
    Russian passenger plane escapes missile fire over Syria (??First use of MANPADs????) An aircraft belonging to the Russian charter air carrier Nordwind Airlines with 200 passengers aboard was flying over Syria from the Egyptian Sinai town of Sharm el-Sheikh Monday when it was targeted by two ground-to-air missiles. The pilots managed to maneuver the plane to safety without damage or casualties. It landed at its destination at the town of Kazan in the Russian republic of Tatarstan. An informed source in Moscow said the missiles launched by an unidentified force exploded in the air very close to the aircraft. They...
  • (Massachusetts) Auditor finds 119 matches between day cares and sex offenders

    03/27/2013 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 27, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    (Massachusetts) Auditor finds 119 matches between day cares and sex offenders "A shocking state audit released today revealed 119 cases where addresses for registered sex offenders matched those of child care providers licensed by the beleaguered state Department of Early Education and Care. .... But Bump’s audit also discovered EEC — whose $197,585 a year commissioner Sherri Killins resigned earlier this month amid a Herald investigation — failed to ensure child-care providers run required CORI checks on staffers. .... In a one-year period, EEC didn’t perform a single unannounced inspection of a home-based child-care center, which are required by law,...
  • Debka: Al Qaeda brigade captures Syrian-Israeli-Jordanian border junction

    03/25/2013 1:20:25 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 8 replies
    DEBKA ^ | March 25, 2013
    Al Qaeda brigade captures Syrian-Israeli-Jordanian border junction Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra fighters on Golan March 25, 2013 - "The highly strategic intersection of the Syrian, Israeli and Jordan borders, just east of the Golan, was captured by the Al Musanna Brigade of al Qaeda’s Syrian arm, Jabhat al-Nusra on Passover Eve, Monday, March 25 ... This put the jihadists directly opposite 14 Israeli southern Golan villages and at a distance of 5-6 kilometers from one of Israel’s earliest kibbutzim, Ein Gev, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. ... this sensitive area fell to al Qaeda in a fierce battle...
  • With Brown out, GOP mulls Romney energy

    02/02/2013 4:59:15 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 224 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 2, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld, Hillary Chabot
    With Brown out, GOP mulls Romney energy (He's back; Mr. RomneyCARE and family for MA Senate)) "Massachusetts Republicans are desperately scrambling to find a strong Senate candidate to replace Scott Brown, with some even trying to persuade Mitt Romney’s wife or son to jump into the race to avert another electoral disaster. ... Other GOP leaders also raised the prospect of Mitt’s eldest son, Tagg, launching a surprise Senate campaign. Tagg Romney was a close campaign adviser and surrogate for his father and is a successful businessman living in Belmont."
  • Stephanopoulos: No Bias in Media

    09/03/2012 6:20:24 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 25 replies
    Breitbart-TV ^ | 9/1/2012 | MRCTV's Joe Schoffstall
    Stephanopoulos: No Bias in Media [... Shameless untruth] [Short video at Breitbart-TV] MRCTV's Joe Schoffstall ran into "Good Morning America" host [and past White House spokesman] George Stephanopoulos at the Republican National Convention. ... asked if he believes there is a liberal bias in the media, he responds,"I don't." ... asked again, he walks away. Flashback:
  • Bully story a black eye for Mitt Romney

    05/11/2012 3:37:33 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 105 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | Hillary Chabot and John Zaremba
    Bully story a black eye for Mitt Romney "Straight-laced and squeaky clean Mitt Romney must show he’s not the teen bully critics now say he was, if he hopes to limit the damage from a published report on his prep school days that paints him as a cruel and possibly homophobic prankster who once pinned a vulnerable schoolmate down and cut his bleached-blond locks .... Republican consultant John Feehery called the Washington Post report “troubling” for Romney’s presidential bid.... “For independents, it’s a troubling story. ... They don’t like bullies, and anti-bullying has become a issue on the national stage,”...
  • Mitt Romney to roll up delegates in 5 GOP primaries

    04/24/2012 3:51:25 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | David Lightman and Erika Bolstad
    Mitt Romney to roll up delegates in 5 GOP primaries [Milt predicts total win] David Lightman and Erika Bolstad ASTON, Pa. — "Mitt Romney is expected to win all five Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, but Pennsylvania and Connecticut will be watched closely for signs that he could headed for trouble in those states in November. A weaker-than-expected showing in Pennsylvania against Rick Santorum, who represented the state in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007, would raise fresh questions about Romney’s appeal in a general-election swing state. ... Connecticut also will offer some clues about Romney’s November prospects there. The...
  • Battle of the Trophy Houses [Romney's CA Manse displayed]

    04/02/2012 4:12:15 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, April 2, 2012 | Gayle Fee, Laura Raposa, Megan Johnson
    Battle of the trophy houses "It’s the battle of the Left Coast trophy homes, with White House wannabe Mitt Romney squaring off against New England Patriots. Both of the 1 Percenters have chosen oh-so-pricey neighborhoods in Southern California for their dream homes. No. 12 just moved into his massive Brentwood manse after nearly two years of construction. Romney bought an existing home in swish La Jolla that he wants to rip down and replace with a newer model. He’s been lobbying San Diego officials for permits for four years. So how do the two mega-manses stack up?" [more at URL]
  • Romney-tied PAC has taste for secrecy

    03/31/2012 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 31, 2012 | Brian Mooney
    Romney-tied PAC has taste for secrecy [Millions in gifts tied to obscure or shell firms] "Among all the super PACs that have brought a deluge of big-money donations into the presidential nomination race, only the one allied with Mitt Romney has established a pattern of accepting big contributions from corporate entities that tend to obscure the actual source of the money or appear to have been created specifically as vehicles to mask the wealthy donors. Twice, the Restore Our Future super PAC has amended its reports to the Federal Election Commission after media reports indicated that contributions of $1 million...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS: Record-seeking skydiver makes 13-mile test jump

    03/16/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 36 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 3/16/2012 | Marcia Dunn
  • Call girl free to reveal rich john’s name in months [federal court Puzzle for FReepers]

    09/26/2011 9:05:55 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, September 26, 2011 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Call girl free to reveal rich john’s name in months [Puzzle for FReepers] "The federal gag order barring a Yellow Pages prostitute from outing the name of a well-to-do Bay State client she bedded then blackmailed when he ended their pay-to-play affair will be lifted when her supervised probation expires in five months. Michelle Robinson, 32, who under threat of imprisonment by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf has never publicly named her deep-pockets trick ..." "The case was cloaked in so much secrecy and intrigue that in 2009 Wolf made federal prosecutors submit a list to him...
  • Report:'Romneycare' a killer [Bay State lost 18,000 jobs]

    09/15/2011 5:03:23 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Frank Quaratiello
    Report: ‘Romneycare’ a killer Study finds Bay State lost thousands of jobs The Bay State’s controversial 2006 universal health-care plan — also known as “Romneycare” — has cost Massachusetts more than 18,000 jobs, according to an exclusive blockbuster study that could provide ammo to GOP rivals of former Gov. Mitt Romney as he touts his job-creating chops on the campaign trail. The Beacon Hill Institute study found that, on average, Romneycare: cost the Bay State 18,313 jobs; drove up total health insurance costs in Massachusetts by $4.311 billion; slowed the growth of disposable income per person by $376; and reduced...
  • Report: PAC for Mitt Romney lands dubious $1M (SuperPAC shifts $, then folds)

    08/05/2011 5:01:57 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 5, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    Report: PAC for Mitt Romney lands dubious $1M(SuperPAC shifts $, then folds) ... Romney’s campaign could face sharp questions after an independent political committee supporting him accepted a whopping $1 million from a company that vanished into thin air.... The mysterious company, W Spann LLC, was created by a lawyer at the Boston firm Ropes & Gray and then folded shortly after the donation was made, The PAC raised $12.2 million during the first six months of 2011 W Spann LLC was incorporated in Delaware in March and made a $1 million contribution to Restore Our Future on April 28...
  • Sacked MBTA punks back on the job (inc. child rape, assault)

    08/03/2011 4:42:33 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | Richard Weir
    Sacked MBTA punks back on the job (includes drug use, child rape, assault, and assault vs co-workers) "The MBTA has been forced to rehire seven drivers and other key employees after they were fired for offenses ranging from dozing at the wheel due to drug use, child rape, and assaulting and making bizarre threats of violence against co-workers - after bureaucratic arbitrators overturned their dismissals on technicalities. News of arbitrators’ leniency toward public servants entrusted with passenger safety has alarmed T crash victims, rider advocates and the pols who oversee the region’s sprawling transit system. ... Papapietro said he doesn’t...
  • Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab(Flip-flop alert)

    07/20/2011 4:20:52 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab (flip-flop alert) "... Mitt Romney shelled out more than $5 million in campaign cash over the past three months, including blowing $80,000 on hotel rooms in Las Vegas, $50,000 on a security squad and $125,000 on private jets — despite a pledge to scale back on luxury travel, new campaign filings show. The Beverly-based flights were aboard a 2005 Cessna Citation CJ3, an eight-seat luxury corporate jet with leather interior and a staggering $5.8 million price tag. "News of the flights comes after an April speech in Iowa, during which...
  • Group targets Mitt’s role in ’02 Olympics

    07/16/2011 6:37:01 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, July 16, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Group targets Mitt’s role in ’02 Olympics "A group of Utah business people who sat on the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic committee have formed a “truth squad” aimed at criticizing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for trumpeting his role in rescuing the troubled games ... "... the group’s members — many of whom helped select Romney to chair the Games — are preparing a full-on assault." “Mitt Romney tends to spin it always to make himself some kind of a knight on a white horse. That is not the way a lot of Utahans who were involved in the...
  • Hospitals in Mass. feel fiscal squeeze; 16 reported losses; service cuts feared [RomneyCARE at work]

    07/10/2011 5:58:31 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2011 | Robert Weisman
    Hospitals in Mass. feel fiscal squeeze 16 reported losses; service cuts feared [RomneyCARE at work] "Massachusetts hospitals are buckling under growing financial strains, with 16 - nearly a quarter of them - losing money last year ... Thirteen hospitals in the state also suffered losses in 2009, but the deficits at many of them widened in 2010 ... Health care professionals say the financial squeeze is likely to tighten ... So far, few have resorted to cutting medical services, but there are concerns that could happen." "Hard-pressed hospitals have done away with thousands of jobs over the past few years....
  • Romney gets a boost from new funding environment<br> [to bypass normal donation limits]

    07/09/2011 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 9, 2011 | Matt Viser
    Romney gets a boost from new funding environment [to bypass normal donation limits] 1st GOP candidate with 'super PAC’ Romney has raised $12 million this year, two-thirds the amount of his own fund-raising. At least four independent “super PACs’’ are being run by the aidesUnlike Romney’s own account, however, which must be painstakingly filled within the confines of individual donation limits, these outside committees are unfettered by such caps. “The new legal landscape is taking us closer to the wild, wild west in terms of how much money is going to be in the process,’’ said Michael Beckel,... nonpartisan Center...
  • Whitey Bulger pleads not guilty on 19 murder counts

    07/06/2011 5:03:12 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 13 replies
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | AP via Boston Herald
    Whitey Bulger pleads not guilty on 19 murder counts BOSTON - James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded not guilty today to a racketeering indictment .. in 19 murders, some dating back to the 1970s. [DNC and General court bigwigs] brothers William and John . were seated in the front row.]
  • Murder, Inc. - Whitey could cash in on brutal bio [taxpayers picked up legal tab]

    07/04/2011 3:26:29 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, July 4, 2011 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Murder, Inc. - Experts say Whitey could cash in on his brutal bio [taxpayers to pay legal bills] "If convicted, accused mass murderer James “Whitey” Bulger could make a killing selling his blood-soaked biography to a publishing house or Hollywood studio, experts say, thanks in part to state lawmakers, who for years have refused to bar cons from cashing in on their crimes." "With no notoriety for profit law on the books, it’s not just Bulger’s secrets from 16 years on the lam that are potentially worth big bucks. ... Notoriety for profit laws have been adopted by Texas, California,...
  • U.S. forces STILL flying hundreds of bombing raids over Libya as Obama says America is only....

    07/02/2011 10:20:15 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 40 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | July 2, 2011 | Mail Online (UK)
  • Brothers Bulger wave in court, Whitey held [Party affiliation ignored]

    06/24/2011 2:50:32 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, June 24, 2011 | Jessica Heslam, Laurel J. Sweet & Dave Wedge
    Brothers Bulger wave in court, Whitey held "It was a family reunion in U.S. District Court today featuring former Senate president William "Billy" Bulger (Democrat) waving to his mobster brother James "Whitey" Bulger at his arraignment and mouthing hello. Galpal Catherine Greig also smiled at her twin sister at her arraignment after Bulger and raised her eyebrows as she was being taken out of court. Billy Bulger said outside court that seeing his big brother in handcuffs after 16 years on the run "an unusual experience." Asked to explain further, Billy Bulger stammered and added "I have to think about...
  • Mitt Romney’s pinch of humor falls flat in N.H. (Later admits being untruthful)

    06/15/2011 5:26:03 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 73 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 15, 2011 | Gayle Fee And Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
    Mitt Romney’s pinch of humor falls flat in N.H. "Gov. Mitt Romney. The GOP presidential candidate, fresh off a win at the debate in Manchester, N.H., yesterday popped into Mary Ann’s Diner in Derry, where he thought he’d win over the waitresses by pretending one of them tried to grab his butt. During the photo op in front of the jukebox with the poodle skirt-wearing gals, Romney suddenly jumped forward with a startled look on his face, and said, “Oh, my goodness!” For the record, not one of startled servers did pinch an inch. “I would never do that,” one...
  • Deval Patrick’s records under lock & key (Protected by Romney)

    06/13/2011 4:59:47 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 49 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 13, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    Deval Patrick’s records under lock & key "You think all those cyber sleuths searching Sarah Palin’s e-mails would get a similar thrill looking at, say, Gov. Deval Patrick’s BlackBerry? The answer is no, and not just because MSNBC would never mobilize an army of reporters to go after a Democrat. The real reason people will never see Patrick’s e-mails is because they can’t. The Massachusetts governor is citing a court ruling used by Mitt Romney and Paul Cellucci to exempt himself from the state public records law." "Let's con them all!"
  • In NH, Romney praises Obama for bin Laden’s death(Ignores Pres. Bush)

    05/03/2011 8:15:40 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 46 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/3/2011 | Boston Herald from AP
    In NH, Romney praises Obama for bin Laden’s death (Ignores Pres. Bush and VP Cheney) NASHUA, N.H. — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama deserves credit for authorizing the military operation that resulted in Osama bin Laden’s death. Before starting a round-table discussion with New Hampshire business owners today, Romney thanked Obama, U.S. military forces and the intelligence community for finding and killing the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Milt Romney Announces 2012 Pres. Exploratory Committee (puts off decision again)

    04/11/2011 1:22:50 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 56 replies
    TPM Poll Tracker ^ | 4/11/2011 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Milt Romney Announces 2012 Presidential Exploratory Committee (puts off decision again) Former failed Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) is one step closer to officially announcing what nearly everyone already expects -- that he'll seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2012. On his website Monday, Romney (weakly as he is) kicked off the exploratory committee phase of his campaign in the style of the day with a YouTube clip and a tweet (copying Gov. Palin). "I will promise whatever you want."
  • Will BP Oil Spill Feed Go Dark Tomorrow During "Top Kill"?

    05/25/2010 1:50:44 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 46 replies · 1,713+ views
    cbs ^ | May 25, 2010 | Bob Fuss
    Oil company BP may shut off the live feed to Congress and the Internet of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow during its next attempt to seal the oil leak. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), one of several legislators who forced BP to make the video feed public, said today that BP informed him the feed would be cut off when they try their "top kill" effort to stop the flow of oil. Markey called the move "outrageous." "This BP blackout will obscure a vital moment in this disaster," Markey said in a statement. "After more than...
  • Attacks on Be'er Sheva Continue (2nd round post ceasefire)

    01/17/2009 2:44:17 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 19 replies · 1,744+ views
    Attacks on Be'er Sheva Continue (2nd round post ceasefire) (IsraelNN.com) Gaza terrorists fired five rockets at the city of Be'er Sheva shortly before midnight on Saturday. The rockets hit open areas outside the city, and no injuries were reported. Hamas terrorists announced Saturday that they would continue battling Israel despite a unilateral Israeli ceasefire scheduled to go into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday.
  • Hamas plans to maximize civilian casualties

    01/09/2009 9:26:36 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 41 replies · 3,364+ views
    Internet Haganah ^ | 1/9/09 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    Hamas plans to maximize civilian casualties "This map, confiscated Wednesday (Jan. 7) by IDF paratroopers operating in the north of Gaza, shows how Hamas uses an entire neighborhood, rigging it with explosive devices and putting the entire civilian population at great risk." "The map shows the al-Tatraa neighborhood in Gaza City divided into three areas of operation (red, blue and green). The dots on the map indicate where Hamas operatives had planted a variety of IEDs (improvised explosive devices), with the colors indicating the type of IED. Additional marks show sniper positions next to mosques. Next to the entrance...
  • It all comes down to the wire in Boston - Homeland Stupidity

    12/06/2008 3:10:08 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 10 replies · 899+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/6/08 | Howie Carr
    It all comes down to the wire in Boston - Homeland Stupidity " .... How corrupt has Boston become when we now have illegal alien maids from Brazil wearing wires against six-figure federal immigration officials? Come on down, Lorraine Henderson, age 51, Boston area port director for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection. She’s only been here in Boston since December 2003 but it’s safe to say she’s “gone native.” Gone native - that’s another way of saying she was arrested yesterday and charged with harboring an illegal alien. Beautiful, huh? She supervised 220 law-enforcement...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 11/28/08 - Mumbai

    11/27/2008 8:21:33 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 116 replies · 10,793+ views
    Yahoo, Reuters, AFP, AAJTAK TV, India TV, and the brave photographers and usual suspects | Nov. 28, 2008 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 11/28/08 - Mumbai BREAKING: Mumbai - counterattacks, hostage rescue. Seized locations not yet secure. QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA =========== Mumbai =========== In Mumbai, counterattacks against the terrorists continue with rescue of hostages. Shooting at this moment is taking place at the Oberoi, and none of the locations seized by Islamic terrorists, the Trident, Taj Mahal, Oberoi, and the Chabad/Nariman House, are secure. At least 125 people have now been murdered by the Islamic terrorists who sought out...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 11/26/08 - Mumbai

    11/26/2008 5:05:35 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 103 replies · 9,316+ views
    Yahoo, Reuters, SkyNews, India TV, and the usual suspects | 11/26/08 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 11/26/08 - Mumbai BREAKING: Islamic Terrorists Attack Mumbai =========== Mumbai =========== In Mumbai, at the Taj Hotel, smoke behind the domes. Islamic terrorists declaring themselves Deccam Islamic Mujihideen (never once mentioned in the MSM), heavily armed, stormed luxury hotels, a crowded train station, and police headquarters in south Mumbai, in at least seven attacks over India's financial capital. The Islamic terrorists murdered at least 80 people and wounding at least 900. The gunmen were specifically targeting Britons and Americans today, Wednesday and continuing into Thanksgiving Thursday. In Mumbai, the luxury Oberoi burns,...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 8/18/08 Gori,Kikhvi,Senaki,Tskhinvali,Kvemoachabeti

    08/18/2008 6:05:35 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 11 replies · 248+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | August 18, 2008 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/18/08 - Gori, Kikhvi, Senaki, Tskhinvali, Kvemoachabeti BREAKING: Kikhvi - Russians and Putin burning Kikhvi BREAKING: Senaki - Russians take Georgian military airbase BREAKING: Tskhinvali - Russians continue havoc and terrorism BREAKING: Kvemoachabeti - Abandoned by the Bear's Claw QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA =========== Gori =========== In Gori, 50 miles from Tbilisi. Outside Gori ========= Kikhvi ========= In Kikhvi, experts in pogroms, Russians burn the village, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. ========= Senaki ========= In Senaki, Russians take...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 08/16/08

    08/16/2008 7:04:28 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 36 replies · 516+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, NASA | August 16, 2008 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/16/08 - Tbilisi, Orjosani, Gori, Igoeti, Kikhva, Ruisi, Tskhinvali BREAKING: Russia and Putin become terrorists. BREAKING: Gori, 50 miles from Tbilisi, taken. BREAKING: Orjosani - between the Tbilisi and Gori, taken, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. BREAKING: Igoeti - 20 miles from Gori, and 31 miles from Tbilisi, taken. BREAKING: Kikhva - Russian slave labor, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. Ruisi - Russian cluster bombs. ========= The Return of Evil ========= Russian and Putin invade and become terrorists. ========= Gori ========= In Gori, 50 miles from Tbilisi In Gori, at the bank, and in...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 1/2/08-Baquba,Bayji,Chagmalai,Diwaniya,Hadid,Kut,Kabul

    01/01/2008 5:24:50 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 35 replies · 777+ views
    The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil | January 2, 2008 | NASA, DOD, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters, the usual suspects
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 1/2/08 - Baghdad, Amariyah Volunteers, Baquba, Basra, Bayji, Chagmalai, South Waziristan, Diwaniya, Hadid, Kut, USS Harry S. Truman, Babur, Ghazni, Kabul, Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Dijlah, Babur BREAKING: Baquba - Terrorists taken out - Cache and terrorists taken BREAKING: Basra, Iraq - Weapons cache seized. 5 Terrorists taken. BREAKING: Bayji - Terrorists taken out BREAKING: Chagmalai, South Waziristan - Involvement denied BREAKING: Diwaniya - 126 terrorists and weapons cache taken in three-week operation BREAKING: Hadid - Cache and 12 terrorists taken. Bodies of 17 civilians murdered by terrorists recovered. BREAKING: Kut -...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 12/28/7- Lahore,Rawalpindi,Kabul,Musa Qala,Helmand

    12/28/2007 1:01:26 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 69 replies · 548+ views
    The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil | 12/28/07 | NASA, DOD, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters, and the usual suspects,
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/28/07 - Lahore, Rawalpindi, Kabul, Kandahar, Musa Qala, Helmand, Haditha, Ruwaydah, Iraq BREAKING: Kabul- Buzkashi game; European Union and UN thrown out BREAKING: Musa Qala - Taliban terrorists in the southern Helmand routed BREAKING: Rawalpindi, Pakistan, former premier Benazir Bhutto murdered. BREAKING: Rawalpindi, Lahore, burnt vehicles to protest the murder Haditha, Iraq - Heroes on patrol in the waterways of the Haditha Dam Forward Operating Base Ruwaydah, Iraq - USAF Heroes identify ordnance found QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU WILL NOT SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA...
  • Pledge of Allegiance (analysis by Red Skelton)

    07/04/2007 4:18:54 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 46 replies · 3,619+ views
    7/4/7 | Red Skelton
    By Red Skelton: I - - Me; an individual; a committee of one. Pledge - - Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity. Allegiance - - My love and my devotion. To the Flag - - Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody's job. United - - That means that we have all come together. States - - Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose....
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War4Endur.Freedom 6/21/07-Baqouba,Diyala,Surge

    06/21/2007 5:57:14 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 110 replies · 13,005+ views
    NASA, AP, AFP, Reuters, Yahoo and the usual suspects, and many brave | June 21 2007 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    <p>Your thought, picture, analysis, and corrections are appreciated by all FReepers.</p> <p>Will these pictures be on the MSM tonight, positively showing the Surge?</p>
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War4Endur.Freedom 6/14/7-Iraq,Gaza,Jenin,Nablus,Ramallah

    06/14/2007 7:30:13 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 35 replies · 4,283+ views
    NASA, DOD, EPA, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 6/14/07 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 6/14/07 - Iraq, Gaza City, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah HAPPY FLAG DAY BREAKING: Iraq - American heroes continue to tirelessly Defend the Free world from terrorists BREAKING: Gaza City - Staged violence? Teams of terrorists appear to feign a 'civil war' to get new arms and money BREAKING: Jenin - Hamas (Terrorist red team) tags the Fatah team (Terrorist blue team) BREAKING: Ramallah - Hamas acquires the weapons from Fatah. Fatah wants new weapons. SSDD. QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU WILL NOT SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA...