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  • Bond vs. Holder (We WON one today)

    06/02/2014 8:55:06 AM PDT · by pierrem15 · 67 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | 06/02/2014 | SCOTUS
    "The global need to prevent chemical warfare does not require the Federal Government to reach into the kitchen cupboard."
  • Ukraine no longer news!

    03/03/2014 12:54:36 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 33 replies
    03/03/2012 | self
    I just refreshed my Yahoo! homepage, and there is not one story visible on page one about Ukraine.Obviously the journo-list-ers have decided that the story was hurting King Barack I, so poof! no more Ukraine news!Isn't nice we live in a country under the firm hand of our Glorious Leader, the Hindmost, where we don't have to be disturbed by such upsetting stories?
  • Military Choppers Chicago

    07/22/2013 9:09:25 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 48 replies
    eyewitness | 07/22/2013 | self
    Three military helicopters moving like bats out of hell west out of Chicago 500 ft altitude, only 1 with running lights. Never seen anything like that before.
  • Elections Aren't Democracy

    01/19/2009 10:32:01 AM PST · by pierrem15 · 22 replies · 551+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/19/2009 | Barack Obama
    "Elections aren't democracy, as we understand it. They are one facet of a liberal order, as we understand it. And so in a lot of countries, you know, the first question is, if you go back to Roosevelt's four freedoms, the first question is freedom from want and freedom from fear. If people aren't secure, if people are starving, then elections may or may not address those issues, but they are not a perfect overlay.
  • Exhibition: How Barbarian Loot Wound Up In The Rhine (German)

    02/17/2008 7:55:29 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Die WElt ^ | 02/15/2008 | Peter Ditmar
    Exihibition in Bonn concerning loot plundered from Gaul by the Alemanni found in the Rhine (more than 1000 objects). This event is dated fairly exactly to the mid-third century by Roman records of a great defeat of Germans trying to get back to Germany after plundering Gaul. Apparently the Roman Army caught them in mid-stream, burdened with plunder. Bet it sucked to be them that day.Story in German.
  • Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases

    10/20/2006 2:25:51 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 21 replies · 836+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/20/2006 | Karen DeYoung
    Moving quickly to implement the bill signed by President Bush this week that authorizes military trials of enemy combatants, the administration has formally notified the U.S. District Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider hundreds of habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
  • What is the islamic understanding about democracy, Is there any place for it in islam.

    09/27/2005 7:46:58 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 4 replies · 151+ views
    Ask the Imam ^ | Mufti Ebrahim Desai
    The common form of democracy prevalent at the moment is representative democracy, in which the citizens do not exercise their right of legislating and issuing political decrees in person, but rather through representatives chosen by them. The constitution of a democratic country will be largely influenced by the needs and wants of its people. Thus, if its people want casinos, bars, gay marriages, prostitution, etc. then with sufficient public pressure, all these vices can be accommodated for. From this, it becomes simple to understand that there can never be scope for a democratic rule from the Islamic point of view....
  • On Thinning Ice

    01/08/2005 8:29:56 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 53 replies · 1,428+ views
    The London Review of Books ^ | 6 January 2005 | Michael Byers
    Michael Byers On Thinning Ice The polar bears stare forlornly at Hudson Bay. It’s late November and they should be out on the sea ice hunting ring seals, but the ice hasn’t formed and the bears are starving. Ursus maritimus doesn’t hunt on land and normally fasts for months each summer. Now, however, the summers are growing longer across most of the Arctic, and the waters of Hudson Bay are ice-free for three weeks longer than they were thirty years ago. In a decade or two, polar bears won’t be found this far south; by the end of the century,...
  • Michael Moore's Relevance

    11/03/2004 9:03:41 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 12 replies · 1,163+ views
    EBay ^ | 11-03-2004 | unk
    Moore's Relevance 4 sale
  • UF SCIENTIST: “BRAIN” IN A DISH ACTS AS AUTOPILOT, LIVING COMPUTER

    10/24/2004 12:45:03 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 25 replies · 863+ views
    University of Florida ^ | 10/21/2004 | Carolyn Gramling
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida scientist has grown a living “brain” that can fly a simulated plane, giving scientists a novel way to observe how brain cells function as a network. The “brain” -- a collection of 25,000 living neurons, or nerve cells, taken from a rat’s brain and cultured inside a glass dish -- gives scientists a unique real-time window into the brain at the cellular level. By watching the brain cells interact, scientists hope to understand what causes neural disorders such as epilepsy and to determine noninvasive ways to intervene. As living computers, they may...
  • Salute Two Heros

    08/31/2004 7:13:32 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/31/2004 | Reuters Photo
    Tom Titus(L) greets a soldier during the funeral of his son, U.S. Soldier Brandon Titus, in Boise, Idaho, August 30, 2004. Titus experienced the shock of watching his best friend die in his arms during the Vietnam War in 1971. On Monday, the ex-Army Ranger felt the even greater horror of burying his only son Brandon, 20, killed on August 17 by an explosion while patrolling a Baghdad slum. Photo by Staff/Reuters
  • Winner of WhizBang (Kedwards) Caption Contest

    07/19/2004 6:53:26 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 2 replies · 436+ views
    WhizBang | 07-19-2004 | self
    Bill from INDC: And I have a vision for America that's ... that's ... oh my ... my Lord John ... your lips ... they're like luscious, dew-dappled strawberries ..."
  • Best Comment on Paul Johnson's Killers (IRAQ THE MODEL)

    06/19/2004 8:05:38 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 1 replies · 127+ views
    IRAQ THE MODEL ^ | 06/20/2004 | IRAQ THE MODEL
    RE: Johnson's killers; Who are these people? I see that they’re the product of fanaticism that was fed and upgraded by dictatorships in the Muslim world; they are a mutant generation that came as a result of this unholy marriage between retarded religious institutions and brutal dictatorships.
  • Iraqi Blog (Hammorabi)

    12/01/2003 5:33:12 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 16 replies · 148+ views
    Hammorabi | 12/01/03 | hammorabi
    Today's Developments A Group of terrorist thugs loyal to the tyrant disposed regime poisoned the water supply in some parts of the city of Mosul. The contaminations have been confirmed by the local health authorities. What kind of poisonous insects these thugs? Chemical Ali has used them before to poison the Kurds and Shia Three Al-Qaida Militants captured in Mosul Monday 1st Dec 2003. This is the first time of capturing such fishes. May be Ab Al Thalag (Aezat Al dorai) Saddam deputy has the link! Where is he? Amro Mosa the Arabs League Presedent is going to send a...
  • Salute To Our Polish Allies

    11/11/2003 5:34:48 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 17 replies · 897+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 11/11/03 | Yahoo/Reuters
    Members of the Polish elite commando team GROM arrive on the beach during an exercise on the Baltic Sea coast October 22, 2003. The elite GROM unit was Poland's only active participant in Operation Iraqi Freedom and may have also won a new lease on its existence during the Iraqi war. Photo by Peter Andrews/Reuters Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller, left, gives a medal to Polish soldiers for their work in Iraq (news - web sites) during his visit at the Camp Babylon Base, some 80 miles south of Baghdad, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003. Miller marked his country's 85th...
  • Odd-Couple Photo of the Day (Rumsfeld & NVA Sec Def)

    11/11/2003 5:24:34 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 4 replies · 51+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 11/11/03 | Yahoo/Reuters
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (R) escorts Defense Minister Senior Lt. General Pham Van Tra of Vietnam past honor guards, at the Pentagon (news - web sites) in Washington, November 10, 2003. Rumsfeld said on Monday the Bush administration was not grasping for an exit strategy in Iraq (news - web sites) by fielding hastily trained Iraqi security forces, and said his top commanders have assured him the insurgency is under control. In a briefing with Asian journalists, Rumsfeld also said the U.S. was talking with 14 countries about providing troops to serve in Iraq, but said it would...
  • Many Iraqis Find They Like Life Without Hussein (newsflash- Times Tells Truth!)

    10/25/2003 8:33:47 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 28 replies · 264+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/2003 | JOEL BRINKLEY
    Many Iraqis Find They Like Life Without Hussein By JOEL BRINKLEY Published: October 26, 2003 AGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 25 — At the Hijra elementary school in a prosperous neighborhood of the city on Saturday morning, a class of fifth graders stood at attention when the assistant principal walked in and automatically began to chant, "Long live the president," Saddam Hussein. But their voices trailed off before they reached last word, and several students looked down at the floor. "Things are totally changed now," said Enam Moussa al-Naqid, the assistant principal, openly delighted by the present state of affairs. "All the...
  • MOOSEHEADS (no, not those, hoser-- hunting season in Norway)

    10/04/2003 7:59:41 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 13 replies · 184+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 10-04-2003 | not attributed
    Check out that rack!
  • An Iraqi policeman arrests a looter ... (perp pic of day>

    09/20/2003 5:51:43 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 38 replies · 325+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/20/03 | World Photos - Reuters
    An Iraqi policeman arrests a looter in central Baghdad on September 20,2003. Akila al-Hashemi. one of three women on Iraq (news - web sites)'s 25-member U.S.-appointed governing council, was shot and wounded in an attack and three of her bodyguards were also injured said hospital officials. REUTERS/Khaled Mohammed
  • Prelim Unit History 3ID TASK FORCE 2-7 INFANTRY (MECHANIZED) Operation Iraqi Freedom (LONG but good)

    05/21/2003 11:11:03 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 4 replies · 894+ views
    Third Infantry Division Unit Historian ^ | 05/22/03 | Ralph Hammond
    Ralph Hammond Chief, Collective Trng and ABCA/International Programs Doctrine and Collective Training Division Combined Arms and Tactics Directorate/Infantry School [EDITED email/phone #s] CHAPTER 1 DEPLOYMENT UNCERTAINITY Responding to terrorist attacks against the United Statesin the fall of 2001 the US Military initiated Operation Enduring Freedom, with the ultimate objective of toppling what President George W. Bush referred to as the "axis of evil." Task Force 2-7 Infantry (Mechanized) deployed advance party personnel early in January 03 in support of the ongoing operation. Main body flights consumed the entire third week of January and by February 1st CampPennsylvaniaserved as home for...
  • A Baghdad Pristina?

    04/13/2003 9:24:09 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 16 replies · 367+ views
    The Russia Journal ^ | April 10, 2003 | The Russia Journal
    Few events in recent history brought the Russians so much false pride and celebration as the dash to Pristina airport and its occupation in the aftermath of the Kosovo war. Russian forces moved into the airport during the night without notifying anyone, a few hours ahead of the scheduled NATO deployment of troops. This, after staunch opposition to the war that almost ruined Russia-U.S. relations. It was a colorful stunt, but Russia gained little from it besides alienating much of Western opinion. In fact, it could have led to a Russia-U.S. shooting match. For months thereafter, Russian generals were given...
  • PM delivers blunt message on European defence (Danish PM)

    03/31/2003 8:01:50 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 18 replies · 193+ views
    Copenhagen Post ^ | March 27, 2003 | Copenhagen Post
    PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned fellow EU countries that joint defence is still realistic, but urged continued military cooperation with the US The Danish government will support a series of small steps to reinforce the EU's joint foreign and security policy this autumn, when member nations begin the dirty work of negotiating a new constitutional treaty for the European partnership. Denmark will neither contribute to majority-rule resolutions on defence, nor move to withdraw the military defence of Europe from the NATO alliance with the US, Rasmussen said Monday at an EU conference at Copenhagen's Industriens Hus. The prime minister warned...
  • How a walkover turned into a three-day battle (British Condescension Alert)

    03/23/2003 7:10:47 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 8 replies · 191+ views
    The Times of London ^ | March 23 2003 | Daniel McGrory
    How a walkover turned into a three-day battle By Daniel McGrory and Tim Butcher in Umm Qasr THE skies over Umm Qasr burned orange last night as the allies brought in tanks, aircraft and heavy artillery in an attempt to bring to an end a three-day siege. The scale of the resistance met by allied forces in Iraq’s only deep-water port has stunned coalition forces. Intelligence officers had assured the US Marines that they would meet at most a handful of Iraqi diehards refusing to surrender when they marched into Umm Qasr, and on Friday allies spoke of “pockets of...
  • REUTERS STINKS

    03/23/2003 12:16:41 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 13 replies · 133+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 23 2003 | Oleg Popov
    An Iraqi family stands in front of a U.S. Marine Corp. military truck near the southern Iraqi town of Basra, March 23, 2003. Iraqi troops pinned down U.S. and British forces in several places on Sunday, but the invaders said they would not be deflected from driving on to Baghdad. REUTERS/Oleg Popov
  • Cesspool of Euro Delusions (Le Monde Web Forum) HYPERBAG-ALERT

    03/15/2003 11:34:43 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 17 replies · 159+ views
    Le Monde Web Forum On Irak ^ | daily manure feeds | Le Monde
    http://forums.lemonde.fr/perl/postlist.pl?Cat=&Board=irakFollow link, if you dare... (IN FRENCH)
  • Poland the Hawk

    03/15/2003 11:05:51 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 73+ views
    Warswa Voice ^ | 20 February 2003 | Slawomir Majman
    Poland the Hawk By Slawomir Majman 20 February 2003 On July 5, 1945 the British ambassador to the Polish government-in-exile informed the Polish ambassador, Count Edward Raczyński-the same man with whom he had signed the alliance treaty in 1939-that the official recognition of the Polish government was being revoked, due to recognition being given to the Soviet-controlled government in Warsaw. The same British ambassador paid a farewell visit to Polish Foreign Minister-in-exile August Zaleski, whom he knew privately from the times when this Pole had played an important role in the League of Nations in Geneva. "So this is how...
  • The Waterloo of Neoliberalism (Das Waterloo des Neoliberalismus) HYPERBARF ALERT

    07/11/2002 11:21:44 AM PDT · by pierrem15 · 4 replies · 190+ views
    Die Welt ^ | 07/11/2000 | Oskar Lafontaine
    (Excerpt only: rest of rant in German at link). "Der internationale Strafgerichtshof sollte nicht nur Terroristen, sondern auch Wirtschaftskriminielle zur Verantwortung ziehen." The Internationational Criminal Court should hold to answer not only terrorists, but also economic criminals." Basically, Lafontaine is predicting the end of captitalism, and all the old hoary Stalinist cliches come out. The CEO of Oracle is singled out for pocketing $750 million. I wonder if Ellison is supporting the ICC?
  • EVENING NEWS GAG (vanity)

    05/14/2002 5:36:24 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 11 replies · 86+ views
    self | 05/14/2002 | pierrem15
    Did anyone here see this evening's 'news' reports about the photo of Bush being used as a prop for Republican party fundraising? I don't usually scream obscenities at my TV (not out of regard for the newscasters-- I just don't want to hurt its feelings), but tonight was an exception. After 8 years of cheering the Clinton administration's looting of public offices (the Motel 8 at the Lincoln Bedroom, McAuliff's illegal property conversions involving the SSA and Gore, embezzlement at the Fish & Wildlife Service, the 'trade' missions for contributors only, the Buddist Temple simony, etc., etc.) the media raise...
  • A most unusual presidency (Clintoon)

    03/28/2002 9:39:22 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 7 replies · 12+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 03/29/02 | Michael Kelly
    A most unusual presidency Clinton’s legacy: above all, relentless corruption President Bill Clinton pauses as he apologized to the country Dec. 11, 1998, for his conduct in the Monica Lewinsky affair. By Michael Kelly WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP WASHINGTON, March 27 — Four new explorations of aspects of the phenomenon that was President Clinton have been published. They are: “The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton,” by Joe Klein, the artist formerly known as Anonymous; “Starr: A Reassessment,” by Washington Post editorialist Benjamin Wittes; “Final Report of the Independent Counsel in Re: Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan Association,” by...
  • The US in the face of terrorism (EURO GAG ALERT)

    02/03/2002 4:28:20 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 10 replies · 17+ views
    Le Monde ^ | 02-04-2002 | Le Monde w/AFP
    The US in the face of terrorism The US has said it is ready to combat terrorism alone at the annual conference on international security in Munich (south of Germany), which has revealed deep differences with its European allies. The US has attracted criticism from Russia, China and many European countries, notably Germany and Russia, whose ministers of defense have ruled out any European support for an extension of the war against terrorism against Iraq without a mandate from the UN. "We have been attacked, [and] we don't need any resolution from the UN for this matter of self-defense. This ...
  • LEFT CONFESSES SUPPORT OF TERRORISM

    09/30/2001 9:56:24 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 8 replies · 4+ views
    Utne Reader ^ | 10/01/2001 | Leif Utne
    Terrorism: Web Communities Offer Support Users reach out online to express anger, analysis, anguish By Leif Utne, Utne Reader Online
  • Softwood lumber or death (sort of)

    08/23/2001 10:42:33 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 33+ views
    Toronto Globe And Mail ^ | 08/23/2001 | EDWARD GREENSPON
    Thursday, August 23, 2001 – Page A15 Before we go off half-cocked about hammering the Americans by linking energy and softwood lumber, let's revisit the case of the missing PEI potatoes. Readers of international trade thrillers will recall how the 700-pound power to the south deprived its people of access to Prince Edward Island spuds between last October and April. This seemingly inexplicable affront to our tiniest and most pastoral province began with the discovery that six dozen potatoes on a plot of land the size of a soccer pitch had sprouted knobby green appendages. This outbreak of potato wart was unsightly ...
  • Frustrated Europeans Set to Battle U.S. on Climate (MAJOR EURO- GAS ATTACK)

    07/16/2001 5:41:41 AM PDT · by pierrem15 · 93+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 16, 200 | EDMUND L. "I want to be a Euro-Slave" ANDREWS
    ESCHWEILER, Germany, July 13 — This used to be a gritty and dirty little town, surrounded by coal mines and factories and overshadowed by a power plant that spewed soot everywhere. But as representatives from more than 170 nations meet in Bonn Monday to begin last-ditch talks to save a treaty to combat global warming, this town provides one tiny slice of the anger and bewilderment that people across Europe now feel toward the United States, whose opposition has all but scuttled the accord. Almost nobody here complains that environmental regulations are killing jobs. Instead, they point with relief to ...
  • JUDGE STOPS $1.1 million LAND GRAB BY COMMISSARS (my title)

    07/14/2001 11:40:32 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 17+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Friday, July 13, 2001 | LAUREN BISHOP
    The Ithaca Journal / Friday, July 13, 2001 Judge rules in favor of Widewaters Developer doesn't have to pay city $1.1M for traffic costs; citizens' lawsuit dismissed By LAUREN BISHOP Journal Staff -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A state Supreme Court justice has ruled that the DeWitt-based developer The Widewaters Group does not have to pay the City of Ithaca $1.1 million to offset traffic headed to a proposed department store, nor does the developer have to build public access to the natural area behind the future shopping center off Elmira Road. In a separate decision, state Supreme Court Justice Robert Mulvey dismissed a ...
  • Interlaken man pleads guilty to gun possession (New York, the 'Imperialist' State - my title)

    07/14/2001 7:42:30 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 17+ views
    The Ithaca Journal ^ | Friday, July 13, 2001 | KANDEA MOSLEY
    The Ithaca Journal / Friday, July 13, 2001 Interlaken man pleads guilty to gun possession Briefly in Tompkins By KANDEA MOSLEY Journal Staff -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An Interlaken man pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally possessing a handgun, in an unusual case in which he pulled a gun on a Seneca County sheriff's deputy he believed was an intruder. James B. Novak, 32, of 9470 Lodi-Covert Townline Road, was charged after he went outside his home with a loaded and unlicensed Taurus 357 Mag Caliber Revolver late in the evening on Feb. 12. David K. Ettman, Novak's attorney, said that Novak had experienced ...
  • The Irish and Europe: A Time for Soul-Searching (EU BARF ALERT)

    07/08/2001 10:25:19 AM PDT · by pierrem15 · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 8, 2001 | BRIAN LAVERY
    July 8, 2001 The Irish and Europe: A Time for Soul-Searching By BRIAN LAVERY DUBLIN, July 5 — One month ago, Irish voters stunned Europe by rejecting the European Union treaty that was to pave the way for 12 new members. French and German leaders have been quick to voice their concern over the ability of fewer than a million Irish voters to hold up a process that will affect 500 million people across the continent. Even more nervous were Eastern European applicants for membership like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, which under the Treaty of Nice could join ...