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  • The Official Website of Yasser Arafat: Pictures, His Human Side, and Daily Chores

    05/19/2004 8:33:05 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 11 replies · 642+ views
    MEMRI ^ | May 19, 2004
    The official website of President Yasser Arafat can be found at site's content includes Arafat's official biography, a list detailing the "Human Aspect of Mr. President," Arafat's "Daily Chores," awards won, as well as an extensive photo gallery. The following are highlights: General Information on Yasser Arafat According to the website, Yasser Arafat's real name is Mohamed Yasser Abdul Raouf El-Qudwa El-Huseini. He was born on August 4, 1929, in Jerusalem and is married to Suha El-Taweel. He has one daughter, Zahwa. He can be reached via telephone at 972 - 8 – 2822366 and via fax at 972...
  • High Lead Found in Boston Area Water

    04/27/2004 10:38:00 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 8 replies · 192+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 28, 2004 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Federal and state regulators ruled yesterday that the drinking water delivered to 2.5 million customers in the Boston region has lead levels above the acceptable national standard, a decision prompted in part by lead problems in the District's water supply. Yesterday's ruling came after months of scrutiny by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts regulators who reviewed every water test conducted last year by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). All water utilities must perform annual lead analyses to comply with the national Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Nun Faces Jail for Drunk Tractor Driving

    03/12/2004 9:49:41 AM PST · by scarface367 · 14 replies · 348+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 12, 2004
    WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish Benedictine nun is facing jail for driving a tractor into a car while drunk outside her convent in southwestern Poland, police said on Friday. The 45-year-old nun will be charged with drunk-driving and causing an accident, which carries a prison sentence of up to two years, Dariusz Waluch, police spokesman in the southwestern Polish town of Dzierzoniow, told local news agency PAP. He said the nun was 17 times over the country's legal alcohol limit for driving.
  • Return of the Marines

    03/11/2004 7:58:39 AM PST · by scarface367 · 42 replies · 599+ views
    NRO ^ | March 11, 2004 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Beginning this month, leathernecks from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force will return to Iraq, replacing elements of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. The return of the Marines is surely bad news for those desperate to undermine the liberation of Iraq. Not to take anything away from the U.S. Army — its soldiers have performed magnificently, and will no doubt continue to do so — but America's enemies have a particular fear of U.S. Marines. During the first Gulf War in 1991, over 100,000 Iraqi soldiers were deployed along the Iraqi-Kuwaiti coastline in anticipation of a landing by some 17,000 U.S....
  • Gephardt Set to Endorse Kerry

    02/05/2004 4:20:32 PM PST · by scarface367 · 24 replies · 129+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2004
    <p>NEW YORK — Rep. Dick Gephardt, the former House minority leader whose presidential campaign collapsed in Iowa's caucuses, will endorse Democratic front-runner John Kerry, a Democratic official said.</p> <p>The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Missouri lawmaker will give Kerry his backing in Warren, Mich., a blue-collar suburb of Detroit, on Friday. The endorsement is a huge boost for Kerry who has been aggressively pursuing the backing of labor unions who had thrown their support to Gephardt.</p>
  • Revealed: the nationalities of Guantanamo

    02/04/2004 3:16:51 PM PST · by scarface367 · 12 replies · 106+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/4/2004 | John C. K. Daly
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- At least 160 of the 650 detainees acknowledged by the Pentagon being held at the United States military base at Guantanamo, Cuba -- almost a quarter of the total -- are from Saudi Arabia, a special UPI survey can reveal. In UPI's groundbreaking and detailed breakdown of the nationalities of the detainees, some arrested far from the 2001 battlefield of Afghanistan, the other top nationalities being held are Yemen with 85, Pakistan with 82, Jordan and Egypt, each with 30. Afghans are the fourth largest nationality with 80 detainees, according to the detailed UPI survey...
  • Gorbachev to Trademark His Forehead

    02/03/2004 3:11:16 PM PST · by scarface367 · 1 replies · 149+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Feb. 2, 2004
    The former Soviet leader who went head to head with Ronald Reagan is taking the concept of intellectual property to a new place. After a Russian vodka company started putting Mikhail Gorbachev's forehead birthmark on its bottle labels, the ex-premier moved to copyright the famous port wine stain himself. Ironically, a strict anti-drinking initiative was one of Gorbachev’s pet projects back in his heyday of promoting Perestroika. Political cartoonists who made the birthmark synonymous with the Communist president will be grateful he didn't think of trademarking it earlier. But imagine the reaction of conspiracists who dubbed the stain as 'the...
  • U.S. military blames lap dances for declining military discipline

    02/03/2004 1:04:30 PM PST · by scarface367 · 46 replies · 438+ views
    World Tribune ^ | February 3, 2004
    SEOUL – The U.S. military has asked South Korea to ban lap dancing and other lewd acts at local nightclubs near its bases, saying they negatively impact military discipline. The officials said the military was taking similar steps at other bases in the United States and overseas against lap dancing. The U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division, which has 15,000 troops near the border with North Korea, recently sent letters to the South Korean Special Tourist Association and local mayors urging a crack down on lap dancing clubs near barracks. Describing "client-focused exotic dancing" as the principal cause of worsening military...
  • The Colas of Iraq

    02/03/2004 10:00:27 AM PST · by scarface367 · 1 replies · 102+ views
    NRO ^ | February 03, 2004 | Jonathan E. Kaplan & Hans Nichols
    BAGHDAD — In a roadside soup and kebab house an hour past the Jordanian border, one of Douglas Feith's best and brightest from the Department of Defense's Office of Special Plans, a separate Pentagon intelligence agency with a focus on Iraq, squints at the Arabic script on his Pepsi can. The origin of a cola product, he explains, is a useful metric for judging which of Iraq's neighbors has the most influence in the country. He reasons that the stream of commerce brings in much more than Pepsi, but also ideas, attitudes, and, he archly notes, imams and ayatollahs. The...
  • Bishop's Castle under Assault

    02/02/2004 1:06:20 PM PST · by scarface367 · 17 replies · 113+ views
    Jerry Mosier
    WESTCLIFFE, COLORADO--Builder of Colorado's famed Bishop Castle now faces felony charges for evicting a drunken wedding party from the world's largest structure created by one person. Jim Bishop, architect and builder of the castle, and son Daniel are set for trial here Feb.11th, on a total of 42 counts of felony menacing. That's 15 counts against Jim Bishop, 27 counts against son Daniel. When the day-long wedding party got out of hand after 14 hours, the 60-year-old Bishop scuffled with revelers who had assumed command of a castle catwalk some 30 feet above the ground. Son Daniel fired three shots...
  • Car Tax Cut Challenged in Supreme Court (California)

    01/22/2004 7:34:21 AM PST · by scarface367 · 14 replies · 236+ views
    AM 760 KFMB ^ | 01-22-2004
    A group of college students and social activists want to overturn Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to cut the state's car tax. The coalition brought its challenge to the California Supreme Court Wednesday. The petition says Schwarzenegger had neither the constitutional authority to lower the car tax, nor the legislative approval needed to demand $150 million in immediate budget cuts. The cut saves motorists $4 billion a year in annual registration renewal fees, but puts the state in the hole by that much more.
  • Authorities Eye Whether Rush Limbaugh Laundered Money Used to Pay for Drugs

    11/18/2003 4:23:09 PM PST · by scarface367 · 394 replies · 413+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 18 | Brian Ross
    Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh may have violated state money-laundering laws in the way he handled the money he used to buy the prescription drugs to which he was addicted, law enforcement officials in Florida and New York told ABCNEWS. A conviction on such charges in Florida would be a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Limbaugh returned to the airwaves this week after five weeks of rehabilitation for his admitted addiction to prescription painkillers. His lawyer denied today there was any foundation for a money-laundering prosecution. "There's no basis for these charges. He has...
  • Limbaugh's new 12-step program

    11/17/2003 8:50:57 AM PST · by scarface367 · 17 replies · 121+ views
    WND ^ | November 17, 2003 | Doug Powers
    Rush Limbaugh is out of the treatment center and back on the air, and this may be the most critical phase of his recovery. I hope this tailor-made, 12-step program helps him get back into the swing of things in the world of politics and other issues. Step 1 Come to the understanding that, yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger is really the governor of California. That wasn't just the Oxy talkin'. Step 2 Realize that, in your absence, the legacy of Ronald Reagan was still in good hands. Those people you see holding ice packs on their financial groins are CBS executives....
  • Palestinian suicide bombers have better than average educations

    11/14/2003 8:51:02 AM PST · by scarface367 · 12 replies · 72+ views
    World Tribune ^ | November 13, 2003
    TEL AVIV — The Palestinian suicide bomber has been profiled as a young, male member of Hamas, resident of the West Bank and better educated than his peers. An Israeli study of 250 Palestinian suicide attackers since 1993 has attempted to draw a profile of the average candidate, Middle East Newsline reported. The study, by researchers Shaul Kimhi and Shmuel Even, said more than half of the bombers, or 135 people, were members of Hamas and 189 were from the Gaza Strip. The report, entitled "Who Are Palestinian Suicide Terrorists?" said 33 percent of the suicide terrorists were university students...
  • Prayer Request

    10/23/2003 5:04:44 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 117 replies · 452+ views
    Last night, our squadron had a mishap involving a UH-1N Huey. I can't say much at this point, but one of the pilots is currently in critical condition. The co-pilot and two crew chiefs thankfully only suffered minor injuries and have been released from the hospital. Any prayers for the injured Marine would be greatly appreciated at this time. Thanks
  • Will Chief Justice Retire . . . or Won't He?

    01/06/2003 4:24:44 PM PST · by scarface367 · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2003 | Charles Lane
    There is intense speculation that one or more of the Supreme Court's members will retire at the end of the current term. In the past, retiring justices have often given the president a discreet heads-up about their plans, to facilitate the nomination of a successor. Ergo, when Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, 78, paid an unpublicized visit to President Bush on Dec. 20 -- his first drop-by to the Bush White House -- the two must have discussed Rehnquist's desire to leave the court.
  • Japan Crime Rate Rises

    11/19/2002 2:34:53 PM PST · by scarface367 · 9 replies · 770+ views
    Asia Daily ^ | Tue 19 Nov 2002
    TOKYO (AP) — Crime in Japan rose to a post-World War II high last year and the arrest rate fell to a record low, the Justice Ministry said Tuesday. The figures, released in a ministry report, highlight how Japan's economic woes have undercut its reputation as one of the industrialized world's safest societies. The number of crimes rose to a record high of more than 3.5 million in 2001, a 10 percent increase over the previous year, the ministry said. Excluding traffic violations, the number of crimes rose 12 percent to 2.7 million incidents, also a postwar high. Meanwhile, the...
  • U.S. Troops Find Arms at Afghan Base

    10/24/2002 8:50:07 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS | October 24, 2002
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. special forces found a cache of buried weapons while installing a chin-up bar at one of their bases in eastern Afghanistan, the military said Thursday. The troops were digging a hole about 30 feet from their front door at Deh Raud, a town in south-central Afghanistan, when they found the cache on Tuesday, said Col. Roger King, a spokesman at the U.S. military headquarters at Bagram Air Base. They found five AK-47 assault rifles and 11 more advanced AKM assault rifles, 7,500 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition for the rifles, one rocket-propelled grenade launcher and...
  • Arafat: Sharon wants to kill me

    09/22/2002 3:38:44 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 20 replies · 84+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 22, 2002 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND LAMIA LAHOUD
    Sep. 22, 2002 Arafat: Sharon wants to kill me By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND LAMIA LAHOUD Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat spent the past 48 hours phoning numerous world leaders, urging them to stop the IDF operation in Ramallah. He also authorized three senior PA officials to contact the government to try to find a solution to the standoff. Arafat's deputy, Mahmoud Abbas, phoned Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer yesterday morning, urging him to end the military operation. Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Ahmed Qurei asked to see Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, but was turned down. PA negotiator Saeb Erekat was also...
  • Two Americans shot dead in Indonesia and several wounded

    09/01/2002 3:12:48 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Aug 31 | Dean Yates and Telly Nathalia
    Two Americans shot dead in Indonesia and several wounded Sat Aug 31,11:23 AM ET By Dean Yates and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot dead three people, including two Americans, and wounded up to 14 others on Saturday in an attack on a vehicle convoy near a giant gold mine in Indonesia's Papua province, officials said. A spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Jakarta confirmed two Americans had been killed and said six or seven had been wounded, four seriously. A child was part of the group, but was not believed to have been wounded, the spokesperson said....
  • Okinawa Governor Urges Tokyo To Pressure U.S. To Ground Jets

    08/30/2002 4:29:46 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 2 replies · 5+ views
    Pacific Stars and Stripes | August 30, 2002 | Carlos Bongioanni
    Okinawa Governor Urges Tokyo To Pressure U.S. To Ground Jets By Carlos Bongioanni, Stars and Stripes KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — Kadena fighter pilots resumed training Monday, five days after an F-15C Eagle crashed at sea and amid continued Okinawan demands that the base halt all fighter operations. Okinawan officials say they’re concerned about U.S. military aircraft safety following a spate of incidents since April. Adding fuel to their protests were four emergency landings that F-15s made the first two days training resumed, and another one Wednesday afternoon. Okinawa Gov. Keiichi Inamine, meeting in Tokyo on Monday with Japan’s Prime...
  • Rumsfeld Says V-22 Survival Not Certain Even If It Passes Tests

    08/12/2002 3:23:28 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 21 replies · 247+ views
    Navy News & Undersea Technology | August 12, 2002 | Dave Ahearn
    Rumsfeld Says V-22 Survival Not Certain Even If It Passes Tests By Dave Ahearn The troubled $46 billion V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft program isn't guaranteed to survive even if its sweeping re-engineering program succeeds and the aircraft passes some tough tests in coming months, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said last week. During coming budget decisions for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2004, the Osprey will have to compete for its survival against other systems, Rumsfeld said. He spoke at a Pentagon press briefing in response to a question from Navy News & Undersea Technology. His comments came after some...
  • Info needed on Aceh

    07/24/2002 9:43:55 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 5 replies · 3+ views
    self | 25 July | self
    Would any Freepers have information regarding the Indonesian province of Aceh? I am attempting to find out if the violence in that area is of a specific threat to US citizens in the area or US companies, specifically the Exxon oil company. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Supreme Court Approves Random Drug Tests for High School Students

    06/27/2002 7:23:40 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 33 replies · 430+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2002
    <p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court approved random drug tests for many public high school students Thursday, ruling that schools' interest in ridding their campuses of drugs outweighs an individual's right to privacy.</p> <p>The 5-4 decision would allow the broadest drug testing the court has yet permitted for young people whom authorities have no particular reason to suspect of wrongdoing. It applies to students who join competitive after-school activities or teams, a category that includes many if not most middle-school and high-school students.</p>
  • Count U.S. Out

    06/24/2002 11:22:35 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times | June 24, 2002 | Betsy Pisik
    The International Criminal Court does not enter into force until July 1, but Washington has already begun re-evaluating which U.N. peacekeeping missions are worth the risk that American troops could be held accountable to a supernational tribunal. The first to go is East Timor. The Pentagon has decided to withdraw nearly 80 Americans from the U.N. mission there, saying that it's not worth exposing three military observers and 75 civilian police officers to the possibility of prosecution by the world court. The United States tried to get a blanket exemption from foreign prosecution for all of the mission's troop-contributing nations...
  • Fleeing Al Qaeda Finds Iraqi Escape

    06/21/2002 8:36:28 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 3 replies
    Washington Times | June 21, 2002 | Rowan Scarborough
    Al Qaeda terrorists fleeing Afghanistan are using Iraq as an escape route, and an unspecified number remain in Saddam Hussein's country while looking for new bases of operation. Administration officials, citing intelligence reports, said there is insufficient evidence to confirm that the Iraqi dictator has created a safe zone for al Qaeda remnants. Neighboring Iran's hard-line Islamic regime has welcomed al Qaeda fighters to cross the border from Afghanistan and either remain in the country or move on. Some analysts believe Saddam has to know, and that the presence of al Qaeda fighters in Iraq is one more argument for...
  • Foreigners Excluded From Saudi Investigation

    06/20/2002 8:42:38 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2002
    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia will not allow outside investigators to question al-Qaida suspects who tried to shoot down a U.S. military plane, according to a report in a government-controlled newspaper yesterday, a day after the kingdom announced its first such arrests since Sept. 11. The daily Okaz newspaper said access to the 11 Saudis, an Iraqi and a Sudanese will be limited to Saudi authorities because "the crimes that they committed or planned to carry out occurred or were going to take place on Saudi territories." The kingdom announced Tuesday that the suspects "were planning to carry out...
  • Arafat Calls for Halt to Attacks

    06/20/2002 8:09:29 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 19 replies · 229+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2002
    <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank — Yasser Arafat appealed to Palestinian militias Thursday to halt attacks on Israeli civilians after two homicide bombings over two days killed 26 Israelis and prompted Israel to send troops back into five West Bank towns.</p> <p>Israel began calling up reserve troops as part of its military response to a new wave of Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians.</p>
  • Syria's Con Game

    06/19/2002 8:25:26 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 3 replies
    Washington Times | June 19, 2002
    It's not just the massive acts or threats of catastrophe that do damage to our notions of civilization. What may be every bit as dangerous is the more commonplace insult or outrage that raises neither hackles nor eyebrows before passing into the record as just another increment of encroaching chaos. Such an instant came and went last week, neither earth-shaking in itself, nor definitive in any way, but still deserving mention if only to sort out whether it was worth any goosebumps or furrowed brows in the first place. It all had to do with the fact that Syria, now...
  • Judge Won't Dismiss Walker's Indictment

    06/17/2002 3:48:48 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 29 replies · 281+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 17, 2002
    <p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge refused on Monday to dismiss John Walker Lindh's indictment, rejecting defense arguments that the American had a constitutional right to associate with the Taliban.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III's decision clears the way for the government to proceed with prosecuting the U.S.-born Taliban soldier on charges he conspired to murder Americans.</p>
  • Judge Orders New Trial in Dog Attack Case

    06/17/2002 11:08:13 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17, 2002
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO — A judge threw out a second-degree murder conviction Monday against a lawyer whose dogs Bane and Hera killed her next-door neighbor, ruling that Marjorie Knoller had no way of knowing her pets would kill someone when she left her apartment that day.</p>
  • Lawyers: Lindh Can't Get Fair Trial

    06/17/2002 8:06:34 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 17, 2002
    <p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Lawyers for John Walker Lindh, seeking dismissal of his indictment, argue that the American-born Taliban fighter cannot receive a fair trial anywhere in America — and especially not 10 miles from the Pentagon where 189 people died Sept. 11.</p>
  • Police Probe Israelis Gambling on Suicide Bombings

    06/14/2002 2:09:05 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 145+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 14, 2002
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Police are probing an Israeli gambling ring suspected of putting its money on a grim game of chance -- predicting the target of the next Palestinian suicide bombing. The betting ring was set up in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malachi, where local gamblers can fill out a form that gives odds for different cities and regions in Israel, the Tel Aviv weekly Zman Tel Aviv reported Friday. "We are checking into it to see if there is a violation of the gambling laws," police spokesman Gil Kleiman said. "We're not getting into the moral aspect."...
  • Saudi Broadcasts Promote Anti-Semitism, Martyrdom

    06/14/2002 1:35:14 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 16 replies · 263+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2002 | Amy C. Sims
    <p>NEW YORK — A television station backed by a Saudi prince has sparked outrage by broadcasting clips that show young children being taught to hate Jews — referring to them as "apes and pigs" — and embrace martyrdom.</p> <p>Recent broadcasts on Iqraa Television, one of the global satellite channels packaged by the Arab Radio and Television Network (ART), a Saudi-based company, features anti-Semitic interviews with a father, a psychologist and even a 3-year-old girl.</p>
  • Military Tribunal Won't Try Padilla, Justice Dept. Says

    06/14/2002 8:09:15 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press | June 14, 2002
    The United States will not bring American terrorist suspect Jose Padilla before a military tribunal, the Justice Department told lawmakers yesterday, according to congressional and Bush administration officials. The Justice Department, making its case in a closed meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the United States can hold Padilla until President Bush decides the war against terrorism is over. "They say it's not punitive, it's just purely prevention to stop him from attacking us," said one congressional official, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "He's going to stay in the can until we're through with al Qaeda." Government officials...
  • Pakistan Radicals Taught U.S. Men

    06/14/2002 7:41:28 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 2 replies · 11+ views
    USA Today | June 14, 2002 | Jack Kelley
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Since 1995, at least 27 Americans have attended four Pakistani religious schools, called madrassas, that preach a radical form of Islam calling for the destruction of the United States, say U.S. and Pakistani officials and clerics at the schools. Most of those students are Arab-Americans or African-Americans who joined and, in some cases, fought for Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, the Taliban militia or Islamic guerrillas in Kashmir. At least three of the Americans are believed to have been killed in battle. The whereabouts of the others are unknown. The same officials confirmed Thursday they had arrested...
  • U.S. to Argue Moussaoui Mentally Fit

    06/13/2002 11:08:43 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press | Thu 13 Jun 2002
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man indicted as a Sept. 11 conspirator, has told a psychiatrist that he has an undisclosed secret and that his court-appointed lawyers want him killed to keep him from revealing it. Despite this comment and others like it, the court-appointed Dr. Raymond Patterson concluded Moussaoui was not suffering from a mental illness when he asked to fire his lawyers and represent himself. At a court hearing Thursday, prosecutors were to tell U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema they agree that Moussaoui acted rationally. They asked her to rule without further examinations that could...
  • Clinton Staff Vandalized White House to Tune of $20,000

    06/11/2002 9:35:54 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 84 replies · 285+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2002
    <p>WASHINGTON — Outgoing Clinton administration staffers caused $20,000 in property damage when they exited the White House in the days before President Bush's inauguration, a congressional investigation revealed Tuesday.</p> <p>The General Accounting Office, the official investigative arm of the Congress, completed its final report and was releasing it on its Web site, on Tuesday afternoon.</p>
  • Handgun Giveaway Angering Chicago Law Enforcement

    05/25/2002 8:50:47 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 20 replies · 6+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2002 | Jeff Goldblatt
    <p>CHICAGO — The nation's murder capital has a Second Amendment vigilante in its midst and he's got the city of Chicago up in arms over handgun control.</p> <p>John Birch heads Concealed Carry, Inc., a gun rights group that is awarding one handgun per month to a resident of Chicago, a city that bans handguns.</p>
  • US Pushes To Keep Its Troops Exempt From World Court

    05/24/2002 9:09:58 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 5 replies · 8+ views
    Boston Globe via EarlyBird | May 23, 2002 | Elizabeth Neuffer
    US Pushes To Keep Its Troops Exempt From World Court By Elizabeth Neuffer, Globe Staff UNITED NATIONS - The Bush administration, facing a July 1 deadline when war crimes could be prosecuted by a new world criminal court, is stepping up efforts to exempt American troops and other US officials from the tribunal's jurisdiction. Preparing for a battle likely to play out in the United Nations, world capitals, and the US Congress, administration officials and key Republican allies say they are pursuing a range of approaches to ensure the United States, which opposes the International Criminal Court, will not be...
  • Why Terrorist Attacks Are Not Inevitable, Say Saudis (Saudi idiot Alert)

    05/23/2002 11:13:05 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Monitor | May 23, 2002 | Scott Peterson
    Why Terrorist Attacks Are Not Inevitable, Say Saudis Anti-American anger, say Saudi analysts, will fade if US policy in Mideast changes. By Scott Peterson, Staff Writer of The Christian Science Monitor JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - Concern is mounting in Washington that more terrorist attacks on the United States are "inevitable." But Saudis familiar with the thinking behind the anti-American hatred of groups like Al-Qaeda, say such attacks on the US are not inevitable. They say that anti-US attacks since the mid-1990s – from bombings in this desert kingdom in the mid-1990s to the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen...