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  • MSNBC Commentator Calls for End to Voter Terror

    11/07/2009 5:10:03 PM PST · by John Semmens · 55 replies · 1,959+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 7 November 2009 | John Semmens
    Left-wing news commentator for MSNBC Keith Olbermann declared voter demonstrations against the Administration’s health care bill “terrifying” and urged that “they be stopped in some way.” The remarks came in response to a massive rally in Washington this past Thursday by opponents of the health care bill originally slated for a vote in the House of Representatives on Saturday. “Here are our duly elected members of Congress trying to do their job, trying to fix a broken health care system, when mobs of ignorant yahoos descend on them,” Olbermann complained. “How can we expect to govern the people of America...
  • How About Starting Now to Reclaim America from the Muslims?

    11/06/2009 10:08:28 PM PST · by bogusname · 85 replies · 1,969+ views
    CFP ^ | November 6, 2009 | Jerry McConnell
    After the sickening news of yesterday when a Muslim American soldier’s clothing brazenly opened fire into a crowd of other American soldiers and citizens, killing at least 13 and wounding nearly 30 very innocent non-Muslim American citizens I’m ready for some GOOD CHANGE. This has got to stop. We have to start cleaning house of this vermin that call themselves “peaceful Muslims.” We know now that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PEACEFUL MUSLIM. Even this Army Officer was probably thought to have been a “peaceful Muslim” proved to us that they don’t exist. They are filled with hate...
  • Citizen's tip leads to hidden weapons

    11/02/2009 3:22:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, USA
    Spc. Eric Marquez, an infantryman from El Paso, Texas, digs for hidden weapons as an Iraqi Army Soldier looks on during a combined weapons sweep in northwestern Baghdad, Nov. 1. Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. BAGHDAD — A concerned local citizen recently contacted U.S. Soldiers about a site insurgents used to store weapons here, just northwest of Abu Ghraib. With the help of local Iraqi Army Soldiers, the Fort Lewis-based troops assigned to Company A, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, quickly sprang into action and dug up...
  • I'm just curious...who's concerned and what to do.

    10/06/2009 8:33:11 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 57 replies · 2,222+ views
    Lets456 ^ | 10/6/2009 | Me
    Ok, so like most on this thread I have called and written my senators, Congressmen and Governor. Out of the 12-15 correspondences I have not one single reply. I have gone to the TEA parties, 9/12 in DC and a Town Hall. I have written in our local paper, continue to send and forward emails and PRAY EVERY SINGLE DAY! However, last night I had a very disturbing dream which delved deep into my psyche... Honestly, I am concerned. More than I wanted to admit and more than I ever thought. I am concerned for my children, for my job,...
  • Police chiefs endorse anti-terror citizens watch (iWatch)

    10/03/2009 3:57:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 838+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/09 | Eileen Sullivan and P. Solomon Banda - ap
    DENVER – A store clerk's curiosity about why Najibullah Zazi was buying large quantities of beauty supply products indicated that something about the transaction wasn't quite right — and it's an example of the kind of citizen vigilance that can combat terror, a police commander said Saturday. Los Angeles police Cmdr. Joan McNamara cited this summer's incident as police chiefs meeting in Denver adopted a model for a nationwide community watch program that teaches people what behavior is truly suspicious and encourages them to report it to police. Federal authorities allege Zazi, 24, tried to make a homemade explosive using...
  • Obama "Strongly" Urges Citizens Get Swine Flu Vaccine

    09/01/2009 11:49:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies · 2,950+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Tue, Sep 1, 2009
    "I do want everyone to be prepared," Obama said President Barack Obama said the swine flu vaccine is voluntary but the government will "strongly recommend" that citizens get it. "I don't want anybody to be alarmed, but I do want everyone to be prepared," Obama said. Obama spoke after he was briefed on the nation's preparation for swine flu by officials that included Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. A vaccine is currently being developed and will likely be available by October. A new report from the White House sho
  • After meeting on health reform, Specter expresses surprise at public's outrage

    08/14/2009 10:06:28 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 28 replies · 1,007+ views
    Tribune Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 14 August 2009 | Luis Fabregas
    By the time Sen. Arlen Specter set foot inside the Belmont Complex in East Franklin on Thursday afternoon, the crowd wanting answers was red-hot. About 1,500 people waited for hours near Kittanning under the beating sun for the town hall meeting on health care reform. The 200 or so allowed into the hall greeted the Republican-turned-Democrat with rounds of thundering jeers reminiscent of a Jerry Springer show. Some stood up and applauded, and so began a 90-minute showdown marked by passionate pleas for action, interruptions from angry hecklers and incessant chants that drowned out Specter's call for civility. "Read the...
  • Can We Get Freepers to Post Pictures From Town Halls Across America?

    08/08/2009 5:30:34 PM PDT · by OneVike · 20 replies · 692+ views
    8/8/09 | One Vike
    Hey Freepers, I was hoping to get photos posted that I could use on the site I write for on my local newspaper's site. I want proof that these many protesters across America are real Americans and not the thug types hired by Obama. Although some photos of the thugs for comparison would be good also. I could take them from prior posts but then I would be doing so without permission. So I am asking for pictures I can pick and choose with your permission for an article I will be posting on my Local newspapers web site this...

    08/06/2009 10:42:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies · 664+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    My children am I truly your desire ? Then lift your brothers and sisters unto " Me " . Show them how to hear " My Voice " that I may be their Mentor and Shepherd for The Spirit of The Lord abounds in wisdom and the riches of "The Kingdom" , so suffer not the children to "Come Unto Me " For " I AM The Kingdom " and there is no other , show them how to " Call Me Friend " ! John 14:6 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) 6 Jesus told him, "I am the way, the...
  • Afghan Citizens Drive Military Success in Afghanistan, Pentagon Official Says

    07/23/2009 4:45:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 185+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 23, 2009 – Coalition efforts on the ground in Afghanistan and the Afghan people’s willingness to turn their backs on the insurgency will be the most decisive measures for success there, the Pentagon’s head of special operations said today. In a roundtable discussion today over breakfast with defense and national security reporters at the Fairmont Hotel here, Michael G. Vickers, assistant secretary of defense for special operations/ low-intensity conflict and interdependent capabilities, discussed an array of topics regarding special operations forces and U.S. endeavors in Afghanistan. Without experienced troops and local support, the fighting in Afghanistan could continue...
  • Soldiers Raise, Fly American Flags to be Sent to United States

    07/06/2009 5:50:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 624+ views
    Multi-National Security Transition Command- Iraq J4 observed the July 4th holiday by raising flags to be sent to the United States. U.S. Army Col. Keith Kodalen receives the flag from U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Rosa Harmon. Photo by Van Williams, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq. BAGHDAD — July fourth, the day of American independence, was celebrated in the International Zone with special flag raising ceremonies by Soldiers with Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I). The flags, after being raised and flown here, will be sent to servicemembers, family and friends in the United States.U.S. Army Col. Keith Kodalen,...
  • Biden, Odierno Preside Over Naturalization Ceremony in Iraq

    07/06/2009 5:05:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 612+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, presided over a July 4 naturalization ceremony in which 237 servicemembers deployed to Iraq became American citizens. U.S. servicemembers take the citizenship oath inside Al-Faw palace at Camp Victory, Iraq, July 4, 2009. White House photo by David Lienemann  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “You are the reason America is strong,” Biden told the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who hailed from 59 countries, including Iraq, during the ceremony in the rotunda of former dictator Saddam Hussein’s Al-Faw palace...
  • Iraqi Citizens Unify, Continue Recovery Following Terrorist Attack

    07/04/2009 10:17:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 411+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Justin Naylor, USA
    KIRKUK — "If terrorists knew this explosion would have unified Arabs, Turks, and Christians, they wouldn't have done it," said Mayor Talib of Taza, referring to a truck bomb attack here in June. "It has united us!" Representatives from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and Kirkuk's Provincial Reconstruction Team traveled to Taza, June 27, to assist in the recovery. Capt. Nathan Jennings, a company commander with 2nd BCT, met with Talib. According to Jennings, the purpose of the visit was to assess the security situation in the city, deliver much needed water, and examine a tent city...
  • The Christian and Politics

    06/18/2009 10:31:28 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 5 replies · 364+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | Jonas Clark
    Is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God political? What is politics really? One day I received and email saying, “Jonas, just preach the Gospel and stay out of politics.” You may receive suggestions like this too from well meaning friends and family. This was an interesting proposal that prompted many questions in my mind. What is politics, for example? Should believers stay out? Let’s examine the e-mailer’s recommendation a bit more. To essay his suggestion we need to pull together a definition of politics. Politics is not just voting in local or national elections for a particular party candidate...
  • Troops Become Citizens During Memorable Naturalization Ceremony

    05/25/2009 2:26:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 492+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Cody A. Thompson, USA
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan , May 25, 2009 – One hundred and six servicemembers, including 94 soldiers, 10 Marines and two sailors, from countries from Mexico to Japan, celebrated their first Memorial Day as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony here today. Servicemembers celebrate their first Memorial Day as U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony, May 25, 2009 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. After a long naturalization process, emotions ran high as the servicemembers’ journey finally came to an end. “It’s very overwhelming, I’m in harm’s way every day and...
  • IP Train to Serve Salah ad-Din Citizens

    05/23/2009 2:17:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 261+ views
    A group of Iraqi Policemen identify parts of a Humvee during recent training at Forward Operating Base Dagger. Photo courtesy of Multi-National Corps – Iraq. TIKRIT — After three days of training and instruction, Iraqi Policemen (IP) listened intently to questions about first aid, vehicle maintenance and driving tactical vehicles — questions they quickly met with enthusiastic answers, proving what they had learned. Salah ad-Din provincial IP from the 3rd Emergency Response Unit (ERU) here increased their knowledge of these procedures to better serve the citizens of the province while training with U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Danger during...

    05/08/2009 12:46:49 PM PDT · by givemELL · 42 replies · 1,637+ views
    borderfire report ^ | May 7, 2009 | borderfire report staff
    Nineteen new qualified armed posse volunteers will graduate today, Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 6:30PM from the Sheriff’s Training Academy, 2627 South 35 Avenue. Arpaio says he plans to step up his recruiting methods to attract more men and women to join his volunteer armed posse through more public outreach. “The public has a desire to help local law enforcement when times are tough. I am banking on their generosity of time and energy to help my deputies keep our communities safe,” Arpaio says. Arpaio is seeking primarily those who wish to be trained and qualified to carry and use...
  • Iraqi Special Forces Continue Training, Safeguard Basrah Citizens

    04/14/2009 4:26:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. William Hatton, USA
    BASRAH — For the last year, Iraq's second largest city has been experiencing something it hasn't known since the war began... safe streets. Prior to January 2008, Basrah was known for being a dangerous city to live in, with corruption and fear an everyday part of life for its citizens. During an operation early last year, the Iraqi 6th Regional Commando Battalion (RCB), along with the aid of Coalition forces, took action to make Basrah a safer place. "The city had become so bad that almost everyone except the RCB had given up on fighting the enemy," the 6th RCB...
  • Society

    03/29/2009 9:36:27 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 232+ views ^ | 03-30-09 | stolinsky
    In the end, we must bail ourselves out. And then we must live so that we won’t need to be bailed out. That’s how responsible adults behave. A nation of teenagers won’t last long in a dangerous world.
  • Do You Fit the Terrorist Profile?

    03/28/2009 5:35:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 4,489+ views
    The New American ^ | 27 March 2009 | William F. Jasper
    Are you on some government list as a possible "domestic terrorist" suspect because you have exercised your First Amendment right to express opposition to a government program or a proposed piece of legislation? Have you, like millions of your fellow Americans, expressed outrage over the trillions of dollars being poured into the unending series of government bailouts?Are you concerned about the escalating violence in Mexico and upset over the refusal of our government to secure our border and stop the continuing deluge of illegal aliens entering our country?Do you support the Second Amendment and oppose the prohibition, restriction, and confiscation...