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  • Navy Yard: Swat team 'stood down' at mass shooting scene

    09/18/2013 7:42:06 PM PDT · by MWS · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | Debbie Siegelbaum
    BBC News, Washington - One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday's shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors, the BBC can reveal. A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead of aiding municipal officers. The Capitol Police department has launched a review into the matter. Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. "I don't think it's a far stretch to say that some lives may have been saved...
  • Our National Identity and the Principles of American Liberty

    05/05/2009 9:44:43 AM PDT · by MWS · 4 replies · 310+ views
    me | May 5th, 2009 | mws
    In light of last year’s election and the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States, many liberals have been throwing out accusations that conservatives are hypocrites and that we hold very different standards for Republican presidents and Democratic presidents. We do hold them to different standards. Our doing so is not hypocritical. At play behind it all is a high degree of principle which I think we have not necessarily explained as well as we could. Laid out here is my model of conservatism. It is not necessarily a new view - conservatism is about what is...
  • Reflection: Election Day 2006

    11/08/2006 6:49:46 PM PST · by MWS · 28 replies · 798+ views
    self | 11/8/2006 | MWS
    I posted this on another thread, but I decided it needs a thread of its own. If you don't like what I have to say, just let it die... no use bumping up junk with negative responses. Conservatism does not lose. When it comes down to brass tacks, I firmly believe that Americans want conservatism. If the Republican Party has lost, it has been insofar as the Republican Party has left sound conservative principle. What I am going to say is going to make me quite unpopular around here. I'm certainly not a "troll" though... I've been here since May...
  • Internal Memo to Fellow Viking Kittens (vanity)

    11/22/2004 8:39:43 AM PST · by MWS · 130 replies · 1,779+ views
    11/22/2004 | MWS
    Alright, fellow VKers, I have a small bone to pick with some of you. Not necessarily you, the one reading this post (I mean, I'd never criticize you personally... you know that...), but rather some of the other Kitties reading this post. I think that a few of us are getting a little overzealous in the pursuit of trolls. It's good to be a little zealous, of course. After all, it strikes fear in the hearts of those who would infiltrate us and wreak havoc on all the other poor, unsuspecting FReepers we have vowed to defend. Unfortunately, some among...
  • Cordiality in Post-Election America: To be, or not to be? (vanity)

    11/04/2004 5:57:24 AM PST · by MWS · 24 replies · 357+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 11/04/2004 | MWS
    The election is finally over, and the Republican Party has won big. Our president has won reelection with what most likely appears to be 286 electoral votes and an actual majority of the popular vote. The Republican Party has gained in the House, gained in the Senate, and has gained in state governorships. If ever there were a mandate from the American people for our agenda, this is it. There is much talk, in the aftermath of our great win, as to whether we ought to show cordiality to our Democratic opposition. The Democrats have spent the last four years...
  • A Note to the Mods from the Viking Kitties

    06/19/2003 12:08:57 PM PDT · by MWS · 19 replies · 250+ views
    6/9/2003 | MWS
    Dear Moderators, We Viking Kitties do not like to complain. In fact, we generally enjoy Free Republic and all that it has to offer. It is a great place to read articles and hold great debate and discussion. As you are very well aware, sometimes trolls wander onto this board, and we enjoy having a little fun with them. It's a great way to let off a little stress during the day and gives us a chance to laugh at the extreme liberals that wander into our midst. In the past, moderators would zot the trolls and allow us FReepers...
  • Uncompassionate Peace Protestors will get Innocent Iraqis Killed [vanity]

    03/21/2003 7:47:45 AM PST · by MWS · 3 replies · 2+ views
    03/21/2003 | me
    I just had an interesting thought, and I hope you will all forgive me if it has been said before. The goal of the current efforts of the peace protestors can only be one thing: to bring about the end of the war effort and cause the withdrawl of American troops.Over the past couple of days (and in the days to follow) we have occupied Iraqi towns and cities. During the first Gulf War, Iraqi citizens believed the end of Saddam's regime was near. They celebrated their liberation... and were in the end slaughtered when Saddam returned to the region....
  • For Yahoo!, a French trial

    02/27/2002 3:24:36 AM PST · by MWS · 17 replies · 66+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 2/26/2002
    <p>PARIS (Reuters) - A French criminal court said Tuesday it would try Internet company Yahoo! Inc. and its former president for allegedly condoning war crimes by allowing the sale of Nazi memorabilia on Yahoo sites.</p> <p>Former Yahoo! (YHOO: down $0.07 to $14.93, Research, Estimates) President Timothy Koogle faces a maximum sentence of five years and a 45,700 ($39,800) fine if found guilty -- a verdict that could have broad implications for international free-speech rights in the Internet age.</p>
  • On Retaliation

    09/12/2001 9:25:22 AM PDT · by MWS · 44 replies · 6+ views
    September 12th, 2001 | MWS
    While scanning through FreeRepublic yesterday and today in the wake of the great tragedy that has befallen our nation, I have seen a large number of reactions with many varying views. Everyone is in great shock. Some of you may have lost friends or loved ones in the events which have occured. However, I find myself a tad bit frightened by some of the attitudes which I have come across. Emotions are certainly running high at the moment. This is understandable. But, I must implore you, my fellow FReepers, not to allow your emotions cloud your good judgement and your ...