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  • Needed: A web site where I can look up a movie with just a vague description of its plot

    04/02/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT · by Sarah · 47 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/02/2012 | Vanity
    I have been looking for ages for the titles for two movies, and I only have a vague memory of the basic premise or plot: One: a small town, where the sheriff (or mayor) and the whole town are so crooked that they bet on anything, and they end up betting the who treasury on the results of a fight that they go to more and more ridiculous ends to cheat and win. (the word 'dog' in the title?) Two: An old B/W movie where a man and his lover scheme to drive his wife crazy, setting up horrible scenes...
  • Andrew Breitbart

    03/04/2012 9:15:59 PM PST · by Sarah · 15 replies
    vanity ^ | March 5, 2012 | vanity
    "Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark." Samuel Johnson This quote just made me think of Breitbart. It's so unfair.
  • The World Isn’t Flat: The Well-Intentioned Lie That Led to Occupy Wall Street’s Downfall

    11/28/2011 6:02:41 AM PST · by Sarah · 29 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 28, 2011 | Alex Klein
    The World Isn’t Flat: The Well-Intentioned Lie That Led to Occupy Wall Street’s Downfall Alex Klein November 28, 2011 | 12:00 am |More PrintPrint More From this Author Three Babies, Four Dogs, Two Breasts, and No Radiohead: A Dispatch From Occupy Wall Street Jeb Bush's Favorite Neoconservative Yale Class My Week at the National Conservative Student Conference For six weeks, I was a sightseer in a foreign city in downtown Manhattan, a land with its own laws and institutions, bankers and janitors, leaders and followers, heroes and fools. When Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked why he chose to invade Zuccotti...
  • The Second Banana at the White House

    12/14/2010 7:26:55 PM PST · by Sarah · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 14, 2010 | Wesley Pruden
    What can you do with a good ol' boy like Bubba? He only does what Bubba does. You probably shouldn't blame a distracted and overwhelmed Barack Obama, either. But that was a remarkable show the two presidents put on at the White House the other day. No one remembered such a remarkable abdication of authority since Edward VIII, as goofy as Alfred E. Neuman, gave up a throne, several palaces and the royal grouse hunts to keep at his side "the woman I love." Or at least since Johnny Carson stepped aside for Jay Leno. What's next? Will the president...
  • Conference: Adapt to climate change

    11/17/2010 1:58:27 PM PST · by Sarah · 9 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | November 17, 2010 | Beth Quimby
    FREEPORT — Ten years ago, J.D. Irving Woodlands Division planted only black spruce to replace the trees it harvested on its 1 million acres of Maine forest. Today, the Canadian company is branching out, planting white pine and other species that can tolerate warmer temperatures. If scientific forecasts for climate change prove correct and the cold-loving black spruce disappears from northern Maine's forests, the company won't experience major disruptions in its forestry operations. And if climate scientists have it all wrong, Irving won't suffer by having diversified into other species, said Andy Whitman, director of the Manomet Maine Center for...
  • The GOP's Earmark No-Brainer

    11/11/2010 9:24:35 PM PST · by Sarah · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/12/2010 | Kimberley Strassel
    Senate Republicans ran to midterm victory last week hitting every single high note. One week in, they risk ruining the aria with some off-key grunge. What issue could prove so important that senators would risk blowing up the vision of a GOP unified against spending? Earmarks, of course. You know, the ugly little spending perks that have grown into one of Washington's biggest political liabilities. The pork that earlier this year was unilaterally sworn off (to public praise) by House Republicans, who appear to be ready to do the same even in their new majority.
  • Obama's Gifts to the GOP

    11/11/2010 8:59:59 PM PST · by Sarah · 20 replies · 3+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2010 | Peggy Noonan
    Obama's Gifts to the GOP Republicans own the political center for now. Not because they deserve it. Democrats are down, and sniping at each other. That's the way it goes when parties lose. What's interesting is the mood this week among Republicans on the ground. It's not triumphal. They all seem to have in the back of their minds a question: Is this election the beginning of the big turnaround? Is this when the GOP comes to the fore as its best self and soberly, shrewdly pursues policies that will help dig our country out of the mess? Or will...
  • Rubashkin lawyers look into judge's work

    09/13/2010 6:30:15 AM PDT · by Sarah · 6 replies
    des moines register ^ | September 10, 2010 | news article
    Rubashkin lawyers look into judge's work Postville, Ia. - Sholom Rubashkin's legal team argued Wednesday that they still don't know how involved his trial judge was in the raid at his former Iowa slaughterhouse. Defense lawyers said they have yet to learn the extent of Judge Linda Reade's role in planning the raid at Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville. Rubashkin's lawyers say prosecutors have not disclosed the number of times they met with Reade, the exact discussion topics, or what the judge heard, said and saw. Such information could raise questions about her partiality in Rubashkin's financial fraud trial, the lawyers...
  • Justice Denied: Rubashkin’s Sentence Is Wholly Inappropriate (...)

    08/22/2010 9:46:10 AM PDT · by Sarah · 22 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | August 16, 2010 | Robert Steinbuch and Brett Tolman
    Sholom Rubashkin was the vice president of America's largest kosher meat plant, Agriprocessors, ­located in Iowa. Rubashkin provided kosher meat to Jews throughout much of the country seeking to comply with biblical dietary rules. In 2008, after Rubashkin contacted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and offered to cooperate, several hundred federal agents raided Agriprocessors. During the raid, 389 illegal aliens were arrested. Rubashkin was later charged with one violation of immigration law. On the day following Rubashkin's release on bail, federal prosecutors Matt Dummermuth and Peter Deegan Jr. yet again had him arrested. This time, they asserted various financial...
  • New Evidence: Rubashkin Judge Should Have Disqualified Herself

    08/15/2010 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Sarah · 28 replies
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com ^ | Sunday, August 15, 2010 | Hillel Fendel
    Sholom Rubashkin, sentenced to more than the 25 years sought by prosecutors, says Judge Reade worked together on the case, pre-trial, with the prosecution team. Rubashkin, who was sentenced in June 2010 to 27 years in prison for bank fraud and related charges – two years more than the sentence sought by the prosecutors – now seems to understand why sentencing Judge Linda Reade seemed so partial against him. New documents produced in response to a Freedom of Information Act request show that Reade met frequently, well before the trial, with the very law-enforcement team that was actively planning the...
  • HRA Helps Clients Purchase Cars with Wheels for Work Program

    08/10/2010 4:09:11 PM PDT · by Sarah · 19 replies
    Human Resources Administration ^ | n/a | 1-877-472-8411
    HRA Helps Clients Purchase Cars with Wheels for Work Program HRA, the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) and the Education and Assistance Corporation (EAC) recently began a program to help lowincome New Yorkers living in areas with limited public transportation buy cars to get to and from work and pick their children up from school. The program, Wheels for Work, serves working families and individuals in Queens and Staten Island, where residents are most likely to need a car. To be eligible, you must be working at least 35 hours a week for the past six months,...
  • Troubling State of Affairs

    07/02/2009 3:01:44 AM PDT · by Sarah · 15 replies · 627+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 26, 2009 | Jay D. Homnick
    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist John Camp of Minneapolis-Saint Paul has made himself a wonderful career as a novelist under the pseudonym John Sandford. His best-selling Prey series features Minneapolis supercop Lucas Davenport. In one recent volume a character asks Davenport: "Why is it that Democrats are always having money scandals and Republicans are always caught in sex scandals?" Lucas replies: "My theory is that Democrats are guys who know how to get girls but not how to make money. Republicans are guys who know how to make money but not how to get girls. When they each encounter both readily...
  • VANITY

    03/18/2008 12:04:44 PM PDT · by Sarah · 111 replies · 1,704+ views
    No source ^ | Tuesday, March 18th | Sarah
    I am turning to the educated community of FREE REPUBLIC for an education in the falling dollar. Please list here some forums, blogs, somewhere to get an education to make some sense out of the dollar's devaluation. Nothing I've read so far explains how this is anything but a catastrophy.
  • VANITY

    10/21/2007 1:58:19 PM PDT · by Sarah · 24 replies · 93+ views
    Today | Sarah
    Please Help me find the Mark Twain passage where he deals with the 'redemption' of a drunk and the bliss and hopes pinned on the success, and the obvious falling back into alcoholism of a town drunk. (I remember it being a few pages...) I've spent HOURS trying to find it. Thanks, Sarah
  • Woman beaten on Jerusalem bus for refusing to move to rear seat

    12/19/2006 11:35:51 AM PST · by Sarah · 125 replies · 2,890+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | Dec 19, 2006 | Daphna Berman
    Woman beaten on Jerusalem bus for refusing to move to rear seat By Daphna Berman A woman who reported a vicious attack by an ad-hoc "modesty patrol" on a Jerusalem bus last month is now lining up support for her case and may be included in a petition to the High Court of Justice over the legality of sex-segregated buses. Miriam Shear says she was traveling to pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City early on November 24 when a group of ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) men attacked her for refusing to move to the back of the Egged No....
  • If we're purging society of anti-Semites, why is Bob Novak still credible?

    08/13/2006 1:29:20 AM PDT · by Sarah · 35 replies · 1,386+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 11, 2006 | Jackie Mason
    In every generation there arises a radical new anti-Semite who uses the pulpit of the popular media to explain (in the most dramatic and seductive terms) how the current world crisis can be explained in just three words: "It's the Jews." In this nation, over the years, we've seen a succession of such Americans who occupy a place of honor in this "Hall of Shame": Father Coughlin, Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and George Lincoln Rockwell, among others. And today, the Jew- hating bigot of the moment is unquestionably a man of the press himself ostensibly unbiased Robert Novak. IRAQ Novak...
  • CNN's Anderson Cooper refutes AP SVP on staging

    08/10/2006 3:34:53 PM PDT · by Sarah · 50 replies · 2,010+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 8/10/06 | Ed Lasky
    Anderson Cooper of CNN, via The Corner: While on the Hezbollah side, it’s really interesting — I was in Beirut, and they took me on this sort of guided tour of the Hezbollah- controlled territories in southern Lebanon that were heavily bombed. They are much cruder, obviously. They don’t have the experience in this kind of thing. But they clearly want the story of civilian casualties out. That is their — what they’re heavily pushing, to the point where on this tour I was on, they were just making stuff up. They had six ambulances lined up in a row...
  • Ghosts in the Media Machine

    08/10/2006 3:07:40 PM PDT · by Sarah · 10 replies · 335+ views
    Confederate Yankee ^ | August 9, 2006 | Confederate Yankee
    Ghosts in the Media Machine Bloggers—and to a much lesser extent some media outlets—have paid considerable attention to specific examples of media manipulation in the war being fought between Hezbollah and the IDF in Lebanon and Israel, but we seem be under-covering the overall framing of the media's coverage, particularly when it comes to the subject matter chosen for coverage. This comes into sharp relief when contrasted against the coverage we've become used to from the war in Iraq, particularly as it relates to the media coverage allowed and provided by two different insurgencies in Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iraq's predominately...
  • Reuters scandal demands an outside investigation

    08/07/2006 12:13:35 AM PDT · by Sarah · 41 replies · 1,295+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 7, 2006 | Thomas Lifson
    Reuters scandal demands an outside investigation Reuters now admits supplying the world’s media with crude propaganda pictures, faked by an Arab photographer. The agency’s journalistic standards are now a global laughingstock. If the agency hopes to regain credibility it must appoint an outside panel of experts to review other work of the same photographer, including the controversial photos supplied from Qana. Reuters has informed Adnan Hajj that they will not accept any more of his work. He is now identified as a “free lance photographer.” The agency also notes Hajj worked for Reuters as a non-staff freelance, or contributing photographer,...
  • U.S. Reviewing 2nd Dubai Firm; Israeli Company

    03/01/2006 11:34:48 PM PST · by Sarah · 15 replies · 746+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 2, 2006 | Drudge Report
    The Bush administration, stung by the public outcry over the Dubai port deal, has launched a national security investigation of another Dubai-owned company set to take over plants in Georgia and Connecticut that make precision components used in engines for military aircraft and tanks, the WASHINGTON POST is planning to report on Thursday. It is also investigating an Israeli company's plans to buy the Maryland software security firm Sourcefire, which does business with Defense Department agencies. Sources familiar with the Israeli investigation said cybersecurity officials at the departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security all raised serious concerns about the...
  • The demonstration at Place Republique

    02/26/2006 9:51:28 AM PST · by Sarah · 54 replies · 4,388+ views
    Paris | February 26th, 2006 | Sarah
  • The Murder of Ilan Halimi

    02/25/2006 10:59:22 PM PST · by Sarah · 53 replies · 1,537+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST | NIDRA POLLER
    The Murder of Ilan Halimi A Jewish man is kidnapped in Paris, tortured for 24 days and then dies. BY NIDRA POLLER Sunday, February 26, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST PARIS--Two weeks ago a 23-year-old man initially identified as "Ilan" was found by a passerby stumbling in a field near the railroad tracks in the Essonne region south of Paris. Handcuffed, naked, with four-fifths of his body covered with bruises, stab wounds and serious burns, Ilan died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Soon after, police provided more details. The victim had been kidnapped Jan. 20 and held...
  • Hard Bigotry of No Expectations

    09/25/2005 2:31:03 AM PDT · by Sarah · 21 replies · 711+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2005 | Editorial
    Throughout his campaigns in 2000 and 2004, George W. Bush talked about "the soft bigotry of low expectations": the mind-set that tolerates poor school performance and dead-end careers for minority students on the presumption that they are incapable of doing better. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said recently that this phrase attracted her to Mr. Bush more than anything else. It was, indeed, a brilliant encapsulation of so much of what is wrong with American education. But while Mr. Bush has been worrying about low expectations in schools, he's been ratcheting the bar downward himself on almost everything else.
  • Just Friends

    08/17/2005 10:55:21 PM PDT · by Sarah · 11 replies · 699+ views
    WSJ opinion Journal ^ | 18/08/2005 | Peggy Noonan
    PEGGY NOONAN Just Friends There's something unserious about Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush's newfound affection. Thursday, August 18, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT Newt and Hillary pose on the Capitol steps showing a teasing delight in each other's company as they back, together, a new health-care scheme. John McCain and Hillary pose laughing with reporters and showing bipartisan closeness as they leave together on a fact-finding trip to Alaska. I saw the latter picture yesterday on the news, remembered the former, and thought of a conversation with a group of conservatives from throughout the country a few weeks ago.
  • Documentary-Video of the planned evacuation of Gush Katif

    07/24/2005 11:02:13 PM PDT · by Sarah · 5 replies · 667+ views
    Machon Meir ^ | recent film | Machon Meir
    Just received this video, fast download, approx. 15-20 minute well produced documentary concerning the planned August forced removal of the communities of Gush Katif. I found this extremely informative, and with high ranking officials going on the record re: their concerns. http://www.machonmeir.org.il/leumi/sakin_balev_english_300.wmv
  • Annihilating Terri Schiavo

    06/12/2005 6:17:37 AM PDT · by Sarah · 181 replies · 3,793+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June, 2005 | Paul McHugh
    During the tumultuous final weeks in the life of Terri Schiavo, the young woman who died in a Florida hospice in April, press reports in the nation’s media typically focused on the bitter conflicts among members of her family over her treatment, disagreements among consultants over her state of consciousness, and the increasingly intense arguments in legislatures and the courts over her guardianship. Since her death, the case and the story of her death and dying have been mined for their bearing on our ongoing culture wars and for the debate over the place of “values” in our politics. In...
  • Laura Bush’s Coming Out Party

    05/12/2005 8:18:19 AM PDT · by Sarah · 129 replies · 2,716+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2005 | Selwyn Duke
    Laura Bush’s Coming Out Party May 12th, 2005 Sometimes news stories share a common thread that’s invisible to most, one that’s invisible because it’s common to most. Last week there were a few such stories in the news, stories about events whose motivating spirits were kindred ones. One involves the latest developments in the case of Lynndie England, the infamous leash-girl who was found complicit in the abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib. Another involves a second hapless lass, Pvt. Deanna Allen, who was discharged from the army for getting down and dirty during a combat activity. That is,...
  • European Directive Against Vitamins & Minerals

    04/10/2005 11:55:32 AM PDT · by Sarah · 44 replies · 1,065+ views
    European Directive Against Vitamins & Minerals First 300 key vitamins and minerals axed, now 5 000 supplements banned by "insane" EU Directive. Sam Burcher reports on the right to freedom for the £1.6 billion alternative health industry. The Alliance of Natural Health (ANH) is set to legally challenge the contentious EU Directive on Food Supplements (FSD). The FSD passed into European law in July 2002 and effectively brings about a ban on 300 nutrients included in 5 000 health products, most of which are in dietary supplements closest to food forms. In July this year, the House of Commons Standing...
  • Take Opportunity To Check Out Possible Scams

    03/13/2005 7:06:18 AM PST · by Sarah · 10 replies · 400+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Sunday, March 13, 2005 | VICTORIA LIM
    Purveyors of fraud who offered consumers the ``opportunity of a lifetime'' may be getting one of their own: jail time. The Federal Trade Commission has launched ``Project Biz Opp Flop'' to weed out misleading and false work-at- home and business opportunities. Last year, consumers lost more than $100 million to illegal promoters, the FTC estimates. As a result, the U.S. attorney's office for the southern district of Florida has filed criminal complaints against 14 people. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has joined in and has taken initiatives of its own. Last year, the department fined 16 business...
  • A Dollar Warning

    11/27/2004 9:49:36 PM PST · by Sarah · 73 replies · 4,087+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sunday, November 28, 2004 | Wall Street Journal Editors
    A Dollar Warning America can't devalue its way to prosperity. Sunday, November 28, 2004 12:01 a.m. EST President Bush has let everyone know he intends to pursue an ambitious second-term agenda. But if he wants to know what could spoil his plans even before his second Inaugural, he might consider the market reaction to his Administration's weak dollar complacency.
  • Sharon Accuses Far-Right of Inciting Civil War

    09/12/2004 1:29:02 PM PDT · by Sarah · 21 replies · 462+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Sun, Sep 12, 2004 | Cynthia Johnston
    Sharon Accuses Far-Right of Inciting Civil War 1 hour, 24 minutes ago Add World - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Cynthia Johnston JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) accused far-rightists Sunday of trying to incite civil war over his plan to withdraw from Gaza, while tens of thousands of the premier's opponents massed to denounce the pullout. Reuters Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Mideast Conflict Hard-liners have urged security forces to disobey orders to remove Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) and parts of the West Bank in 2005, and thus...
  • Justice Is Done

    07/18/2004 10:43:37 PM PDT · by Sarah · 29 replies · 610+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 16, 2004 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Justice Is Done A worthy end to the Martha Stewart Case. Martha Stewart engaged in financial shenanigans that were arguably criminal and incontestably sleazy. She then lied to federal agents about them and obstructed justice. Today, Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in Manhattan imposed on Stewart the minimum sentence permissible under the federal guidelines. Justice was done. Much noise has been generated by fans and detractors of this case, most of it beside the point. Rabid supporters urged that the government was star searching and groused, in the now-tired refrain, that "there's no there there" — that Stewart's stock dumping may...
  • Press Briefing by Scott McClellan

    07/09/2004 6:28:58 AM PDT · by Sarah · 7 replies · 251+ views
    White House ^ | July 6, 2004 | The White House
    Press Briefing by Scott McClellan The James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:33 P.M. EDT MR. McCLELLAN: Good afternoon. Hope everybody had a good July 4th weekend. And with that, I will go straight to your questions today. Helen. Q Does the President feel that he had enough information about weapons to take this nation to war? MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think you heard directly from the President earlier today in the Oval Office, following his meeting with Prime Minister Oddsson. The President talked about how Saddam Hussein was a threat. It was a threat that was real -- Q...
  • JERI RYAN'S SCANDALOUS DIVORCE BATTLE: THE SEX CLUBS, THE $MILLIONS

    07/08/2004 2:39:31 PM PDT · by Sarah · 26 replies · 2,922+ views
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | July 6, 2004 | MICHAEL GLYNN
    Husband accused her of having an affair The bitter divorce battle between "Star Trek: Voyager" siren Jeri Ryan and her politico husband wasn't just about trips to sleazy sex clubs, it was about money -- big money! Court papers filed in 2000 reveal that Jeri pocketed $20 million worth of stock in her settlement with investment banker Jack Ryan, who dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate from Illinois just days after the couple's scandalous court papers became public. But in the papers obtained by The ENQUIRER, Jeri said what her husband "did not disclose to the court...
  • No brie for me

    07/04/2004 3:12:28 PM PDT · by Sarah · 13 replies · 646+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 2, 2004 | Bill O'Reilly
    Jewish World Review July 2, 2004 / 13 Tamuz, 5764 Bill O'Reilly JWR's Pundits World Editorial Cartoon Showcase Mallard Fillmore Michael Barone Mona Charen Linda Chavez Ann Coulter Greg Crosby Larry Elder Don Feder Suzanne Fields Paul Greenberg Bob Greene Betsy Hart Nat Hentoff David Horowitz Marianne Jennings Michael Kelly Mort Kondracke Ch. Krauthammer Lawrence Kudlow Dr. Laura John Leo David Limbaugh Michelle Malkin Chris Matthews Michael Medved MUGGER Kathleen Parker Wes Pruden Sam Schulman Amity Shlaes Tony Snow Thomas Sowell Cal Thomas Jonathan S. Tobin Ben Wattenberg George Will Bruce Williams Walter Williams Mort Zuckerman Consumer Reports No brie...
  • France’s everlasting love for the PLO

    07/02/2004 7:17:11 AM PDT · by Sarah · 31 replies · 348+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 2nd, 2004 | Olivier Guitta
    France’s everlasting love for the PLO July 2nd, 2004 In a deliberate snub, French Foreign Minister Barnier decided to visit Palestinian Authority head Yasser Arafat, rather than Israeli Prime Minister Sharon, on his visit to the region. We revealed this intention to readers earlier. Now we have an account of the actual meeting with the Nobel Prize-winning terror master. Mr Barnier explained that it was important for France to reaffirm strongly the indispensable role of Chairman Arafat in that region of the world. He brought a message of sincere friendship and high esteem from President Chirac to Arafat. He also...
  • Chartered 727 Carried bin Laden Relatives Out Of Orlando

    06/19/2004 11:38:55 PM PDT · by Sarah · 153 replies · 406+ views
    Chartered 727 Carried bin Laden Relatives Out Of Orlando POSTED: 11:24 am EDT June 19, 2004 UPDATED: 10:03 pm EDT June 19, 2004 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nearly three years later the government is releasing details about charter flights that left Orlando and Tampa carrying members of Osama bin Laden's family shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks Eight days afterward, at least 26 passengers, mostly bin Laden relatives, left Orlando aboard a Boeing 727 chartered from Ryan International. The plane's crew initially refused to fly the relatives but agreed to do it 15 minutes later. Bin Laden's brother Khalil sought protection...
  • Who Knew?

    06/16/2004 9:58:42 PM PDT · by Sarah · 9 replies · 248+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 16, 2004 | Jonah Goldberg
    Archive E-mail Comments Send to a Friend Print Version Wednesday, June 16, 2004 WHO KNEW? [Jonah Goldberg ] I read Andrew Sullivan's site fairly regularly, as do lots of people I know. In fact, I get some grief from some readers -- and Cornerites -- for paying as much attention to Sullivan as I do. That doesn't bother me. I respect Andrew, consider him a friend and I respect his influence which is an objective fact regardless of my personal attitudes. As even moderate readers of Sullivan's site can attest, his positions of late have been something of a moving...
  • David Kay: Exclusive interview Chemical, biological, nuclear programs ‘rudimentary’

    01/26/2004 9:53:09 PM PST · by Sarah · 10 replies · 96+ views
    msnbc ^ | Tom Brokaw
    David Kay, who resigned last week as the chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, now says he didn't find stockpiles of WMD — or evidence of a nuclear program well under way in Saddam Hussein's Iraq — and he blames it on a greatly flawed intelligence system and analysis.
  • Rush Limbaugh Plea negotiations

    01/25/2004 1:15:55 AM PST · by Sarah · 118 replies · 286+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 23, 2004 | legal documents
    PUNK'D: Ashton Kutcher victim suit headed to trial JANUARY 23--Plea negotiations between Rush Limbaugh and Florida prosecutors stalled last month when government officials insisted that the radio host cop to a felony, rejecting a defense suggestion that Limbaugh simply enter a pretrial diversion program and "continue to receive treatment for his addiction." In an exchange of letters (copies of which you'll find below), Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, and prosecutor James Martz offered starkly different versions of the punishment Limbaugh, 53, should receive were he to admit that he engaged in "doctor shopping" to score prescription painkillers and other drugs. In...
  • HOUSEKEEPER DENIES LIMBAUGH BLACKMAIL CHARGE

    01/05/2004 2:20:42 PM PST · by Sarah · 366 replies · 502+ views
    The National Enquirer ^ | January 5, 2004 | DAVID WRIGHT
    Rush Limbaugh's longtime drug supplier Wilma Cline has angrily denied his lawyer's claim that she and her husband tried to blackmail the conservative talk show host. Wilma, Rush's former housekeeper, spoke out as a judge in West Palm Beach, Fla., dealt Limbaugh, 53, a major blow by ruling that his medical records could be examined by prosecutors as part of an "ongoing criminal investigation." It was the second setback for Limbaugh in 24 hours: Earlier a spokeswoman for his radio network revealed that behind the scenes his attorneys were trying to work out a plea bargain on charges of "doctor...
  • Atkins diet may curb epilepsy

    12/09/2003 10:50:56 PM PST · by Sarah · 10 replies · 132+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday December 10, 2003 | Tim Radford
    The Atkins diet - not always seen as a healthy way to shed weight - may help to prevent fits in children with epilepsy, a team of US scientists says:
  • How King of New York took battle to the Great Polariser

    12/07/2003 1:42:30 AM PST · by Sarah · 3 replies · 118+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday December 7, 2003 | Joanna Walters
    He has been hailed as the King Of New York. With his charming manners and ability to make or break celebrities, Graydon Carter is to the magazine world what Jay Leno is to the American talk show - powerbroker to the formerly, currently and would-be famous.
  • Arabs Ignore Palestinians' Plight

    08/11/2002 2:03:14 PM PDT · by Sarah · 12 replies · 153+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | August 11, 2002 | MARC GINSBERG
    <p>The latest flare-up in the Middle East is once again drawing attention to the plight of millions of destitute Palestinian living in squalid refugee camps. Arabs claim to be outraged by the Palestinians' plight, but in reality they have contributed little to the welfare of the Palestinian people.</p>
  • In Years of Plots and Clues, Scope of Qaeda Eluded U.S.

    06/09/2002 2:33:52 PM PDT · by Sarah · 47+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    June 9, 2002 In Years of Plots and Clues, Scope of Qaeda Eluded U.S. By JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr. WASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week. As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many...
  • With Levy Case Going Nowhere, Chance Stepped In

    05/25/2002 10:36:07 PM PDT · by Sarah · 7 replies · 160+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2002 | Steve Twomey and Sari Horwitz
    Terrance W. Gainer, working through two scrambled eggs and orange juice, was hunched in a booth inside the venerable Reeves Restaurant and Bakery downtown late Wednesday morning. The No. 2 cop in Washington had no optimism to share about the most chronicled missing person in America, Chandra Ann Levy, telling his booth-mate -- a reporter -- that the hunt was so stalled it would take serendipity's intervention to restart it...Rest of Article
  • Appeasing Arab hate puts the lie to "Never Again"

    04/16/2002 1:08:29 AM PDT · by Sarah · 4 replies · 157+ views
    Canadian National Post ^ | April 8, 2002 | Mark Steyn
    Appeasing Arab hate puts the lie to "Never Again" Mark Steyn (Canada) National Post April 8, 2002 I hate writing about this stuff. I've never been a "Zionist," never written a column on the subject pre-9/11. I'm sick of getting e-mails sneering, "What was your name originally?" (Just for the record, originally my name was "Anthony Wilson-Smith," but you can't get anywhere in modern multicultura Canada with some WASP throwback moniker like that.)All civilized people can agree that killing Jews is wrong. Well, killing six million of them 60 years ago is wrong. Killing a couple of dozen every 48...
  • Watch Lebanon

    04/14/2002 6:51:46 PM PDT · by Sarah · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Town Hall ^ | April 10, 2002 | Charles Krauthammer
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | RIGHTPAGES | CHAT | WHAT'S NEW townhall.comCharles Krauthammer (back to story)April 10, 2002Watch Lebanon WASHINGTON--Watch Lebanon. If you want to know where the Israeli-Palestinian war is going, watch Lebanon. If the war goes--literally--ballistic, the fuse will have been lit by the Iran-backed Hezbollah guerrillas now firing rockets into Israel from Lebanon. But did Israel not withdraw from Lebanon almost two years ago? Why is there still a problem with Lebanon? Indeed, Israel had been in Lebanon for about 20 years. It was a classic (BEG ITAL) defensive occupation. Israel laid claim...
  • The Nuclear Option of the US, Iraq, and Al Quaida: Could force US nuclear deterrent use.

    04/12/2002 7:48:53 AM PDT · by Sarah · 12 replies · 131+ views
    Debka File (Hebrew Edition)- rough translation ^ | April 12, 2002 (2:00pm Israel time) | Debka File (Hebrew Edition)
    As the nuclear option becomes more and more real on the US side, we shall soon find out how real the nuclear threat from Iraq or Bin Laden is. This is our special source said on March 22.Two week later, on Thursday, April 11, Saddam Hussein called the heads of Iraqi nuclear project and announced clearly: 'For years we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars, now we need results. The Arab Nation is in danger and we need to hit and subdue its enemies.'When Saddam speaks, every detail is precise and planned. (how he speaks, his body language, what...
  • The Hard Way

    04/12/2002 1:36:09 AM PDT · by Sarah · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal) ^ | April 12,2002 | PEGGY NOONAN
    <p>We can all remember when the Mideast was not a crisis but rather an unanswered question: How will they find peace? It was a place that in our lifetimes had not achieved amity and accord but was not always at war, at least not always in full, hot war.</p>