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Posts by m1-lightning

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  • Oprah Criticized for Senate Bill 1738

    09/21/2008 3:39:49 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    m1-lightning to Rudder
  • Oprah Criticized for Senate Bill 1738

    09/21/2008 2:11:54 PM PDT · 1 of 9
    Oprah's site calling for action on this bill:

    Dems are telling the press/public that Republicans are opposing the bill while they are not telling everyone that they have shoved up to $10 billion in spending bills in there with it (S. 3297). Coburn introduced S. 3344

  • China: Internet cos. must obey its laws

    06/08/2006 10:51:14 AM PDT · 6 of 7
    m1-lightning to Momaw Nadon
    I read somewhere that Google said they were going to be withdrawing from China if they didn't stop censorship. All I could find was this: Google Withdrawal?
  • MUST READ: Iraqi Terrorist Interrogation via MEMRI

    08/23/2005 6:17:51 AM PDT · 34 of 36
    m1-lightning to ExcursionGuy84

    It's eerie to know what a hero is to these people.

  • Two Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court Fight

    08/19/2005 8:54:41 AM PDT · 71 of 171
    m1-lightning to Will_Zurmacht

    We have a sick justice system.

  • Caption This!

    08/18/2005 7:02:45 AM PDT · 22 of 42
    m1-lightning to PAMadMax

    Seconds too late, Capt. Patterson had just remembered his jet had been taken to hangar bay #3 for maintenance earlier this morning.

  • Caption This!

    08/18/2005 6:48:51 AM PDT · 1 of 42
  • FNC: (updates: Officer Wayne Morgan dies of wounds; suspects apprehended) - Kingston TN courthouse

    08/09/2005 8:49:41 AM PDT · 18 of 279
    m1-lightning to michigander

    That's one loyal wife.

  • LIVE THREAD(2): DISCOVERY - Return to Flight

    07/26/2005 1:52:58 PM PDT · 835 of 1,169
    m1-lightning to Tennessee_Bob
    You can watch it in your browser on CBS News

    CBS News

  • LIVE THREAD(2): DISCOVERY - Return to Flight

    07/26/2005 8:44:27 AM PDT · 749 of 1,169
    m1-lightning to TomGuy
    I found a .RAM file version of the video for anyone else that didn't get to see it.

  • LIVE THREAD(2): DISCOVERY - Return to Flight

    07/26/2005 8:38:01 AM PDT · 742 of 1,169
    m1-lightning to TomGuy


  • LIVE THREAD(2): DISCOVERY - Return to Flight

    07/26/2005 8:31:04 AM PDT · 730 of 1,169
    m1-lightning to TomGuy

    Do you know where I can download a recorded version of the launch video?


    07/21/2005 5:43:15 AM PDT · 121 of 125
    m1-lightning to m1-lightning
    I apologize, wrong article. Here's the correct one from Sky News:


    There have been unconfirmed reports of an explosion on the London Underground, and an incident on a bus in Hackney, East London.

    There have been no reports of casualties.

    Stations at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush have been closed.

    At Warren Street there were reports of a nail bomb explosion. Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said police believe this may have been the sound of detonators going off..

    Victoria Line train passenger Ivan McCracken told Sky News he spoke to an Italian man who witnessed an explosion just after the train arrived at the platform.

    "He told me he had seen a man carrying a rucksack which suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open his rucksack. Everyone rushed from the carriage. People evacuated very quickly. There was no panic.

    "I didn't see anyone injured but there was shock and fright.

    "There was a smell of smoke."

    "The man who was holding the rucksack looked extremely dismayed.

    Police have cordoned off the streets around Warren Street station. They said a suspect package had been reported on a Victoria Line train.

    Sky reporter Mark White said authorities are "pushing everybody as far back from the station as they can".

    Another eyewitness, Sosiane Mohellavi, said "Everyone panicked and people were screaming. We had to pull the alarm. I am still shaking."

    Scotland Yard said emergency services have responded to an "incident" on a bus in Hackney Road, on a junction near Colombia Road, east London.

    It is two weeks to the day since bombers attacked three Tube trains and a bus in central London.


    07/21/2005 5:33:38 AM PDT · 56 of 125
    m1-lightning to stockpirate

    Police: 3 bombs detonated together

    By Don Melvin

    Cox News Service

    LONDON - The three bombs that ripped through three London subway trains Thursday morning exploded "almost simultaneously," suggesting the use of timed detonators, police said Saturday.

    The three blasts, plus an explosion on a double-decker bus almost an hour later, killed more than 50 people. The official death toll remained at 49 on Saturday, and police said an unknown number of bodies remain entombed in a subway car beneath the King's Cross station.

    Of the 700 people initially wounded, about 65 people remained hospitalized Saturday.

    In a sign of the continued state of alert in England, police evacuated thousands of people from Birmingham's central entertainment district Saturday night and conducted several controlled explosions to destroy suspicious objects, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported. There was no confirmation of any explosive devices being found.

    Police, trying to piece together information from emergency telephone calls, previously had said the three subway bombs exploded over the course of 26 minutes. But they revised that estimate Saturday based in part on equipment that records the movement of all trains on the system, called the underground.

    "It would appear now that all three bombs on the London Underground occurred within seconds of each other," said Brian Paddick, deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

    "It was bang, bang, bang, very close together," said Tim O'Toole, the London Underground's managing director.

    Experts have said close coordination of separate attacks is a hallmark of al-Qaida, the terrorist organization blamed for the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.

    The subway bombs went off at 8:50 a.m., Paddick said. The bomb that ripped the roof off of a bus in Tavistock Square, killing 13 people, exploded at 9:47, he said.

    The police did not definitively rule out suicide bombings but indicated that they thought the terrorists might still be at large.

    Prime Minister Tony Blair said investigators still did not know who was behind the attacks but said responsibility probably could be laid to a group like al-Qaida. He told British Broadcasting Corp. it was "reasonably obvious that it comes from that type of quarter."

    Two groups invoking al-Qaida's name have claimed responsibility for the attacks. Police have said they're taking seriously a claim posted on the Internet shortly after the bombings by The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe, a group that also took responsibility for the Madrid commuter-train bombings.

    In a second claim posted on the Internet, a group calling itself the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades and named for a former lieutenant of Osama bin Laden took responsibility for the attack. The group has taken responsibility for attacks in Turkey and Spain, but the police have tended to be skeptical about the authenticity of its claims.

    Outside the King's Cross subway station, where at least 21 died and more bodies remain, people laid a few dozen bouquets of flowers Saturday. A few candles flickered; a couple of small stuffed animals had also been left.

    Other people came to pay their respects, although journalists outnumbered mourners Saturday afternoon.

    Notes attached to the bouquets spoke not only of the loss of life but of Britain's resilience.

    "We are British and we will stand no matter what!!!!" one read.

    "Justice will be served. We will not be terrorized by these losers," another said.

  • Bush alters line on leak

    07/19/2005 2:44:04 PM PDT · 132 of 136
    m1-lightning to Dominic Harr

    Liberals should be allowed on this website. It does get monotonous singing to the choir. It would be nice if there was a single forum on FR where non-members could post so we could argue with them. Unfortunately I end up going to other websites to do so. I love getting them riled up to the point where they just start posting mad blabber. It shows which ones are the emotional bandwagon fad libs and which ones honestly believe in the crap they throw up.

  • Bush alters line on leak

    07/19/2005 2:31:00 PM PDT · 131 of 136
    m1-lightning to alnick
    Ah man! I didn't get the chance to argue with the hate-Bush liberal who was posing as a moderate. I saw his reply that "violating the law" was like a speeding ticket while a "crime" deserved jail time. I wanted to post the definition of "crime" for him to see how he could spin out of that one.

    crime ( P ) Pronunciation Key (krm) n. An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and for which punishment is imposed upon conviction. Unlawful activity: statistics relating to violent crime. A serious offense, especially one in violation of morality. An unjust, senseless, or disgraceful act or condition: It's a crime to squander our country's natural resources.

  • Bush alters line on leak

    07/19/2005 1:09:19 PM PDT · 127 of 136
    m1-lightning to free119
    I don't think either George Bush nor Hussein deserve any criticism---they know darn well what they have done. What they deserve is a jail with fat iron bars and a ration of water and bread every day. As do a number of other people.

    Do you see a moral difference in the policies of killing between Bush and Hussein? What exactly is it that you can compare the two on in order to derive a conviction on both? From reading your post it sounds as if you think they are both morally evil.

  • China Debuts Aegis Destroyers

    07/14/2005 7:32:37 AM PDT · 92 of 93
    m1-lightning to Paul Ross

    We may be seeing a 'New Asia' in the near future.

  • Was a Rocket just Launched?! (saw it at 2:30AM from Illinois)

    07/14/2005 6:55:43 AM PDT · 95 of 119
    m1-lightning to DollarBill


  • Was a Rocket just Launched?! (saw it at 2:30AM from Illinois)

    07/14/2005 6:43:50 AM PDT · 93 of 119
    m1-lightning to DollarBill

    I saw one go over Peoria about two years ago around 2:00 AM going from north to south. I wrote the local radio station the next day to ask if anyone else saw it and couple responded that they saw it too. I can't rule out that it was a metoer but I watched missles launch all the time in the Navy and what I saw was a missle.