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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
    m1-lightning
    Oprah's site calling for action on this bill:

    http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/20080911_tows_predators

    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
    m1-lightning
  • 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.

    http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/videos/metafiles/ksc_072605_rtf_launch.ram

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

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

    Thanks!

  • 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?

  • FOX NEWS IS REPORTING A BOMBING IN THE LONDON SUBWAY! BOMBING IN 3 DIFFERENT STATIONS

    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:

    TUBE EXPLOSION REPORTED

    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.

  • FOX NEWS IS REPORTING A BOMBING IN THE LONDON SUBWAY! BOMBING IN 3 DIFFERENT STATIONS

    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

    Thanks!

  • 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.

  • China Debuts Aegis Destroyers

    07/13/2005 6:06:23 AM PDT · 89 of 93
    m1-lightning to Paul Ross
    "They thirst after still more land to colonize"

    If they're looking to colonize then they need an advanced a space program. I don't think any nation on Earth is ready to give up their land.

  • NATO To Hold Karadzic's Son Indefinitely

    07/08/2005 12:34:54 PM PDT · 12 of 107
    m1-lightning to steveegg
  • China Debuts Aegis Destroyers

    07/08/2005 11:27:12 AM PDT · 30 of 93
    m1-lightning to spetznaz

    I've heard it before, the only nation in the world that could beat us in a land war would be China in their sheer numbers. All they needed was a Navy to get here.

  • China Criticizes U.S. Actions on Unocal Bid

    07/05/2005 12:25:43 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    m1-lightning to crushelits
    "We demand that the U.S. Congress correct its mistaken ways of politicizing economic and trade issues..

    Yeah, and we demand you stop forced low paying communistic labor. You cheat....we cheat. Get over it China.

  • High court's property decision stirs anger

    06/24/2005 6:39:15 AM PDT · 88 of 150
    m1-lightning to DB
    Ronald Reagan put Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Had he picked someone more conservative we wouldn't be having this conversation.

    Has he picked someone more conservative at the time the Democrat Senators would not have approved it. There was no need for a filibuster since the Dems controlled the Senate back then. All three of the Republican appointed judges that voted for this were approved by a Democrat Senate.

  • PETA is an Animal's Worst Friend

    06/23/2005 10:23:22 AM PDT · 26 of 32
    m1-lightning to Alexander Rubin
    There mission statement should state "Radical Animal Killers spending millions on teaching children to be vegetarians, telling milk drinkers they are Nazis (Durbin wants to be their spokesman), promoting a meatless Thanksgiving, defending violent extremists and killing helpless animals."

    I love their Durbin addition to the story! Hilarious!!!

  • Veteran cop dies after protest scuffle (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2005 9:58:49 AM PDT · 25 of 45
    m1-lightning to Coop

    I don't understand why he would cover his face and then turn around and tell the media his full name and where he was from. What was the point in the bandana in the first place?

  • Democrats Demand Retraction From Rove

    06/23/2005 9:04:20 AM PDT · 38 of 425
    m1-lightning to Tumbleweed_Connection
    liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.'

    That's what a typical liberal around here believes. They blame the police for a robbery and then feel sorry for thief because he can't find a job in "Coroporate America".

  • Hagel: US 'Losing' Iraq War -Sleeping With The Enemy

    06/23/2005 8:59:54 AM PDT · 35 of 55
    m1-lightning to mvpel

    Since there is no real definition of winning or losing a war, these comments are deliberate political dialogue aimed at portaying Bush as a poor commander in cheif. Winning or losing a war is merely opinion. In my opinion, war is won when all objesctives are complete. In the outline of the joint resolution by congress to approve military action, all the reasons are no longer applicable, thus the objectives are complete and the war is won. Standing guard, traing police, and arresting criminals is not typical in the ideal definiton of war. The war is over. We are there to train the police and army and then leave.

  • Veteran cop dies after protest scuffle (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2005 8:30:02 AM PDT · 19 of 45
    m1-lightning to RacerF150
    The only energy they spend is used to prevent others from being productive.

    That's what a liberal does when they can't find a job... blame someone else and take them down too. They are pathetic people who deserve the Stalinist government they dream of.

  • Veteran cop dies after protest scuffle (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2005 8:25:39 AM PDT · 17 of 45
    m1-lightning to Voltage
    Has Dick Durban called the dead officer a Nazi yet?

    No, Dick Durbin is on a local campaign to repolish his image as he kisses Rep. Ray Lahood's butt at some renaming ceremony.

  • Veteran cop dies after protest scuffle (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2005 8:14:10 AM PDT · 10 of 45
    m1-lightning to CDHart
    Here it is: NBC10

    This is a local news station and the video is a link on this site.

  • Veteran cop dies after protest scuffle (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2005 8:11:43 AM PDT · 9 of 45
    m1-lightning to CDHart

    I believe they were kicking a different cop and Williams tried to pull them off. I'll have to see if I can find the video.

  • Veteran cop dies after protest scuffle (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2005 8:09:39 AM PDT · 6 of 45
    m1-lightning to KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
    I see they are stereotyping him as a donut eater even though they don't even know him. I heard on the radio this morning that 5 of the protesters in the video are being charged in the death of officer Williams. I'm not sure if it's manslaughter charges or assault charges. There's not enough information yet.
  • Veteran cop dies after protest scuffle (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2005 7:59:51 AM PDT · 1 of 45
    m1-lightning
  • Pelosi Statement on Constitutional Amendment on Flag Burning

    06/22/2005 2:50:06 PM PDT · 36 of 138
    m1-lightning to Madeleine Ward

    When are going to get together and have a koran burning ceremony in front of a mosque? Later we can do mock abortions in front of a planned parenthood and mutilate fake fetuses.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 2:25:22 PM PDT · 87 of 182
    m1-lightning to so_real
    Stockpiling more intentionally is risky

    What's risky about it? Researchers ran over a storage container with a freight train in a test and it survived unscathed.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 2:21:21 PM PDT · 86 of 182
    m1-lightning to biblewonk
    An excerpt from an AP news story... According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)...Duke Power's nuclear fuel costs averaged .431 cents per kilowatt-hour across all three plants...Duke Power's fuel costs were the lowest of any U.S. nuclear system.

    The data shows...the median of .498 cents per kilowatt-hour in 1999. In 1998...the median of .521 cents per kilowatt-hour.

    In other words, one possible benchmark of fusion power status is that it should have a fuel cost in the range of .5 cents per KWh. As fission plants become more economical, that figure should drop. Obviously this is a hypothetical discussion, and fuel cost would be only one aspect of total cost.

    The .521 was based on fuel costs alone. Add the cost of production and it's 1.83 cents per KWH total as of 2001, still considerably lower than wind energy. As a comparison, coa; plants average 2-3 cents per KWH, still better than the best wind generator. These numbers were based on the NEI and NMC calculations.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 1:49:40 PM PDT · 83 of 182
    m1-lightning to biblewonk
    Wind power ranges from 3 cents per KWH for favorably windy areas up to 10 cents per KWH in most areas.

    Nuclear power averages at 0.521 cents per Kwh.

    That doesn't seem like a fortune in those terms but you'd definitely notice the difference in you monthly energy bill if you power was derived 100% from wind power... and oyu'd have a lot of blackouts.

    I'd take one nuclear plant over 1 coal plant and 1500 windmills.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 1:29:17 PM PDT · 77 of 182
    m1-lightning to biblewonk

    The green party is more proactive about redistribution of wealth than they are about the environment. 'Green' relates to money, not grass.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 1:24:18 PM PDT · 72 of 182
    m1-lightning to McGavin999
    I think they have more nuclear plants in france than we have in the entire country. I wonder what the percentage of power is produced by nuclear plants over there.

    Nuclear power makes up 75% of France's electricity. The most powerful nuke plant in the world is in Chooz, France at 1.5 Gigawatts.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 1:17:28 PM PDT · 68 of 182
    m1-lightning to so_real
    Maybe the "Safe Storage of Radiological Materials Act of 2005" bill will tip the scales in the right direction

    That and much more is outlined in the energy bill (HR 6).

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 12:43:08 PM PDT · 62 of 182
    m1-lightning to biblewonk

    Wind farms have relativley little space efficiency, produce little power, and cost a fortune to contruct in comparison to nuclear power plants. One windmill takes about 40'x40' suare of land and is about 30 feet deep filled with concrete and steel.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 12:24:56 PM PDT · 59 of 182
    m1-lightning to biblewonk

    Why are nukes crazy? More people have died in America because of seatblets than from nuclear power plant disasters. Nuclear worries have been overplayed.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 12:15:57 PM PDT · 56 of 182
    m1-lightning to fatnotlazy
    So if these nuclear plants are ok for them, then it should be ok for us.

    That's too much logic for the left side of the Senate.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 12:13:48 PM PDT · 53 of 182
    m1-lightning to so_real
    From HR6

    SEC. 635. SAFE DISPOSAL OF GREATER-THAN-CLASS C RADIOACTIVE WASTE.

    Subtitle D of title I of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10171) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

    `SAFE DISPOSAL OF GREATER-THAN-CLASS C RADIOACTIVE WASTE

    `SEC. 152. (a) Designation of Responsibility- The Secretary shall designate an Office within the Department to have the responsibility for activities needed to develop a new, or use an existing, facility for safely disposing of all low-level radioactive waste with concentrations of radionuclides that exceed the limits established by the Commission for Class C radioactive waste (referred to in this section as `GTCC waste').

    `(b) Comprehensive Plan- The Secretary shall develop a comprehensive plan for permanent disposal of GTCC waste which includes plans for a disposal facility. This plan shall be transmitted to Congress in a series of reports, including the following:

    `(1) REPORT ON SHORT-TERM PLAN- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a plan describing the Secretary's operational strategy for continued recovery and storage of GTCC waste until a permanent disposal facility is available.

    `(2) UPDATE OF 1987 REPORT-

    `(A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to Congress an update of the Secretary's February 1987 report submitted to Congress that made comprehensive recommendations for the disposal of GTCC waste.

    `(B) CONTENTS- The update under this paragraph shall contain--

    `(i) a detailed description and identification of the GTCC waste that is to be disposed;

    `(ii) a description of current domestic and international programs, both Federal and commercial, for management and disposition of GTCC waste;

    `(iii) an identification of the Federal and private options and costs for the safe disposal of GTCC waste;

    `(iv) an identification of the options for ensuring that, wherever possible, generators and users of GTCC waste bear all reasonable costs of waste disposal;

    `(v) an identification of any new statutory authority required for disposal of GTCC waste; and

    `(vi) in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commission, an identification of any new regulatory guidance needed for the disposal of GTCC waste.

    `(3) REPORT ON COST AND SCHEDULE FOR COMPLETION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND RECORD OF DECISION- Not later than 180 days after the date of submission of the update required under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report containing an estimate of the cost and schedule to complete a draft and final environmental impact statement and to issue a record of decision for a permanent disposal facility, utilizing either a new or existing facility, for GTCC waste.'.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 12:06:04 PM PDT · 45 of 182
    m1-lightning to fatnotlazy
    Actually, the Simpsons is satire of just about everything...not just political.

    We get humor from it's satire whereas leftists get 'facts' from it's political messages.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 11:51:09 AM PDT · 42 of 182
    m1-lightning to biblewonk

    Being pro-nuke makes one pro-environment. So why join the green party? The Simsons is a political cartoon, not a factual one.

  • Build More Nuclear Power Plants, Bush Says

    06/22/2005 11:47:06 AM PDT · 41 of 182
    m1-lightning to fatnotlazy
    "We need to move our country toward a more reliable supply of low cost, American-produced energy, especially nuclear power, which produces 70 percent of all of the carbon-free energy produced in the United States today. Let me repeat that: Nuclear power, a technology we invented in the United States, produces 20 percent of our electricity, but produces 70 percent of all of the carbon-free energy we have in the United States today.

    Coal gasification and carbon sequestration are such long words that it took me a long time to figure out what we were talking about. We are talking about taking coal--which we have a 400-year supply of in this country--turning it into gas, and then making electricity out of the gas.

    For States such as Ohio, where the Presiding Officer is from, or Tennessee, where I am from, and where we struggle with air pollution problems, it gets rid of the sulfur air pollution problems and gets rid of nitrogen and mercury and just leaves carbon. If we can advance our research and development for carbon sequestration--that is, capturing that carbon and putting it in the ground--then we will have for ourselves and for the world a transformed way of producing electricity that will provide a low-cost, reliable supply of American-produced clean energy in the amounts we need. ." - Senator Alexander (R-TN), speaking on the Senate floor about the energy bill.

    The Republicans are proving to show interest in the environment. If Democrats were really gung-ho about the environment like they are with the Kyoto treaty then they would sign off on this energy bill. However, it's just becoming more evident that they really don't care abut the environment but rather they care about their image to other countries. They are willing to force the power companies to pay fines to foreign countries for emitting carbon just so that Jaques Chirac will like them.

    Nuclear power plants will provide energy free of carbon emission. The Kyoto treaty will provide free welfare checks to third world countries. Which one makes sense to you? Dick Durbin mentioned manufacturing electric engines that run on batteries for idle diesel trucks. Where does the electricity come from Dick Durbin? It comes mostly from coal producing power plants that emit carbon into the atmosphere. What about Kyoto Dick?

  • Durbin's slanderous charge

    06/22/2005 8:29:16 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    m1-lightning to JLAGRAYFOX
    When I was in the Navy in 1999, we were called "pirates" on CNN by the International Action Center for seizing Russian tankers who were smuggling Iraqi oil. No where in the Congressional Record of the 90's will you find a Republican Senator calling us pirates or any other degrading term for simply carrying out Clinton's orders. What Durbin did was a despicable attempt to fuel the antiwar crowd at the cost of American service members. Just for that I am buying another yellow ribbon for each of my vehicles, then I'm going to make a large sign for my front yard "Durbin is a Disgrace; Support the Troops".