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  • Most dogs found over holiday reunited with owners

    07/09/2016 9:17:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — All but one of the loose dogs recovered by local police or animal control officers and sent to the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center around the 4th of July holiday have been reunited with their owners. The local animal shelter saw a significant uptick in the number of dogs brought into the shelter around the holiday, most likely due to becoming scared and panicked by the detonation of fireworks, said Arleen Garcia, animal control supervisor for Sierra Vista. By Wednesday, four of the 10 dogs had already been reunited with their owners, who were easily notified...
  • At Trump rally, Republicans experience Obama-sized crowd, excitement

    09/15/2015 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2015 | By BYRON YORK
    That's not what the crowd wanted. "I like the fact that he's not afraid to speak up," said Cheryl Surber, of Ft. Worth. "He's saying a lot of things that a lot of people want to have said that no Republican has had the male parts, so to speak, to say." "He has energy, he's exciting. I know he's got a big mouth, but people are willing to overlook that big mouth because we feel like he's going to get things done," said Mary Downing, of Dallas, who said she voted for Obama twice. All in all, it was a...
  • Somethings going on...(vanity)

    11/03/2012 7:55:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 88 replies
    self | 10/3/2012 | self
    Almost every day, we've been seeing unbelievable crowds for Romney and miniscule ones for Obama. 30,000 for Romney, 2800 for Obama. We're told that crowd size is not scientific evidence of how the vote will turn out and it's only "anecdotal". Doesn't mean much. We're told it's the polls that tell the real story and it's close, very close. But I can't be the only one who senses that something, way beyond what the polls are saying, is happening. Look at the size of this Colorado crowd. I think this thing could be a blowout for Romney/Ryan. I think MSDNC,...
  • Fired up! Pics show massive Romney crowd in Pensacola, Fla.; Form flag, chant ’10 more days’

    10/28/2012 9:26:45 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 22 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/28/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    “Ten more days, ten more days.” Goose bumps! The crowd in Pensacola, Fla., started lining up early.
  • CERN, CLOUD and the madness of crowds

    09/05/2011 5:56:54 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 9 replies
    Enter Stage Right ^ | September 5, 2011 | Daniel M. Ryan
    Although the CLOUD experiment carried out in CERN didn't quite drive a stake through the heart of the global-warming ideology, it came close to. Through simulating the atmosphere being bombarded by cosmic rays, the experiment produced microscopic droplets of water vapour. It established that higher levels of cosmic rays do indeed lead to more droplets in the sky, a claim denied by all global-warming models. As of yet, the droplets produced in the CERN lab aren't large enough to form clouds. So far, a solid causation has not supplemented an already-established correlation. In response to CLOUD, some global-warming supporters are...
  • ‘One Nation’ Rally: Liberal Media Concludes Size Doesn’t Matter (Beck Rally Crowd Much Bigger!)

    10/03/2010 8:10:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 3, 2010 | Charlie Martin
    Another exclusive Pajamas Media crowd estimate. The widely publicized, heavily subsidized “One Nation” rally was Saturday in Washington, D.C. As has been openly admitted by the organizers, which included the AFL-CIO, the SEIU and Obama’s perpetual campaign organization Organizing for America, this rally was held in the same place and at basically the same time of the day as Glenn Beck’s 8/28 “Restoring Honor” rally, specifically to demonstrate the depth of support for the president’s program. The convention organizers had a number of advantages, perhaps the greatest being that the buses bringing in demonstrators were apparently subsidized by the rally...
  • Huge crowd lines up for 5,500 swine flu shots in San Jose

    11/07/2009 2:14:26 PM PST · by luckystarmom · 31 replies · 884+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/7/2009 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    Thousands of people filling the sidewalks and spilling onto Tully Road had arrived early Saturday morning to receive one of 5,500 doses of coveted swine flu vaccine. "There's no way there's enough," said George Reis, who was helping with crowd control. "They keep coming."
  • Anxious Crowds Meet Ad Hoc Swine Flu Police

    10/27/2009 8:52:38 PM PDT · by Saije · 34 replies · 1,639+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/27/2009 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    The top public health official in Los Angeles County stood at a swine flu vaccination site in Compton, Calif., on Tuesday and gently told elderly residents that they really ought to go home. “I explained to people 65 or older, ‘The reason we are doing this is for children,’ ” said the official, Jonathan E. Fielding, the director of the county’s Department of Public Health. “I told them: ‘They are at very high risk for this flu, and you’re at low risk. I am sure you wouldn’t want to get a shot that left a kid who is at risk...
  • Tea Party Express – Official Tour Blog

    09/07/2009 1:07:42 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 39 replies · 1,444+ views
    Tea Party Express – Official Tour Blog ^ | 09-07-09 | Tea Party Express
    Sheriff Reports 10,000 at New Lenox/Joliet Rally
  • NewsBusters' Sheppard Speaks At San Francisco Tea Party (yesterday, HUGE turnout-MUST SEE)

    08/16/2009 12:26:28 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 34 replies · 4,682+ views
    News Busters ^ | 8-14-09
    For those wondering just how strong the sentiment being expressed at Tea Parties and town hall meetings is growing throughout the nation, consider that about 1,000 people turned out to demonstrate against ObamaCare Friday in one of the most liberal cities in America...San Francisco. That's right, a Tea Party in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Cal.) own district. Speakers included KSFO's Brian Sussman, and California Republican Party Vice Chairman Thomas Del Beccaro. Also in attendance, and speaking to the crowd without a microphone due to problems with the sound system, was NewsBusters' own Noel Sheppard (video embedded below the fold, Sheppard...

    06/08/2009 3:12:13 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 48 replies · 2,057+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 7 June 2009 | Susan Crabtree
    Governor Sarah Palin was on hand to help raise money for a museum honoring William Seward, the 19th secretary of state who purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867....“Alaskans get tired of hearing that Washington bureaucrats know what’s best for us so we push and we fight and we challenge decisions made inside the beltway when they’re not in our country’s best interest,” she said. “And we know decisions being made lately are not in our country’s best interest.”
  • Obama and the Angry Mob

    04/24/2009 6:50:52 AM PDT · by Jbny · 21 replies · 959+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 24, 2009 | Abe Greenwald
    Unlike candidate Barack Obama, President Barack Obama has been unable to use mob anger to his advantage. The White House position on a comprehensive release of terrorist interrogation materials and on potential prosecution of Bush administration officials is incoherent and stultifying. Casting himself as restorer of national decency, Obama first denounced tough interrogations as a betrayal of American ideals. Yet he recommended “reflection, not retribution,” vowing to “move forward” and not prosecute interrogators because “nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past.” However, days later, he decided that laying blame for the past...
  • From Cowboy Capitalism to Third-World Throngs

    10/31/2008 9:15:29 AM PDT · by foutsc · 5 replies · 174+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 31 Oct 08 | foutsc
    Cowboy Capitalism made us the greatest nation in history. Will a third-world clamor for a charismatic redeemer lead us down the road to loserdom; joining the ranks of our flaccid, declining, collectivist European cousins? Two smart men give us their take on what's happening to our society in two excellent Wall Street Journal columns. Dan Henninger reminds us of our greatness and the brave, frontier attitude that got us here. Fouad Ajami worries that Obamamania is driving our country towards "the politics of charisma that wrecked Arab and Muslim societies." Here's Henninger's celebration of America, sure to encourage conservatives and...
  • Obama and the Politics of Crowds (Very good)

    10/30/2008 7:06:01 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies · 1,786+ views
    Wall St.Journal ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2008 | FOUAD AJAMI
    There is something odd -- and dare I say novel -- in American politics about the crowds that have been greeting Barack Obama on his campaign trail. Hitherto, crowds have not been a prominent feature of American politics. We associate them with the temper of Third World societies. We think of places like Argentina and Egypt and Iran, of multitudes brought together by their zeal for a Peron or a Nasser or a Khomeini. In these kinds of societies, the crowd comes forth to affirm its faith in a redeemer: a man who would set the world right. As the...
  • Uncharacteristically low turnout for Barack Obama rally in Green Bay, Wisc.

    09/22/2008 1:04:45 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 125 replies · 413+ views
    Uncharacteristically low turnout for Barack Obama rally in Green Bay, Wisc. McCain/Palin drew 4,000 more supporters at same venue a week ago September 22, 2008 BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Staff Reporter GREEN BAY, Wis. — Hoping to shore up support in his suddenly undependable backyard, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama flew here Monday to talk about how he’d handle economic crises as president. Recent polls have shown that Wisconsin — once pretty solidly in Obama’s column — is now a statistical dead heat between Obama and Republican John McCain. “You all know that you hold this election in your hands,”...
  • Crowds jam Fairbanks hangar as they wait for Palin to arrive

    09/10/2008 7:59:41 PM PDT · by RDasher · 56 replies · 699+ views ^ | 9/10/2008 | Rena Delbridge
    FAIRBANKS -- Just before 5:30 p.m., long lines had formed for Alaska residents to get through security and into a fairly full hangar at the Alaska Republican Party's welcome home rally for Gov. Sarah Palin, who is due by 7 p.m.
  • MSM Half-Truth on McCain Rally Numbers

    09/06/2008 1:02:35 PM PDT · by ninenot · 30 replies · 324+ views
    Badger Blogger ^ | 9/06/08 | ninenot
    In its coverage of John McCain and Sarah Palin in Cedarburg Wi. today, the Associated Press reported: "More than a thousand people jammed the streets to see McCain and the Alaska governor, his suprise choice for the vice presidential nomination who proved to be the hit of the convention." Elsewhere, the Wisconsin State Patrol estimated that over 12,000 people were in the "attendance area" at the event and that up to THREE TIMES that number were surrounding the "attendance area."
  • Obama's "Big" Crowds: All Jockstrap, No Jock?

    07/19/2008 2:19:24 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 23 replies · 119+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 19, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    The fainting. The swooning. The thunderous applause everywhere he goes. The MSM can't show us enough of His Rockstarness. For example, here he is after his victory in the North Carolina primary speaking, to a "rousing ovation." Check out how many people were actually in the arena.
  • The strange sound of OBAMA's voice and speech

    06/04/2008 2:54:18 AM PDT · by Ulysse · 69 replies · 577+ views
    I did not hear till now about an analysis of OBAMA's stance , created mediatic image and above all his voice and way of speaking. Probably it has been done somewhere but AS AN EUROPEAN i was struck by the way he speaks like some kind of preachers or populist political leaders reminding us very bad memories. It reminds me some leaders hypnotizing crowds and leading them to real nightmares. The rythm,the loudness,the tone of his voice beside the repetition of mantras("change","yes we can"...)give a scary impression... But this it not surprising if he learned from J.WRIGHT
  • Crowds 'Pick Leaders To Follow'

    02/14/2008 7:32:27 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 786+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-15-2008 | Roger Highfield
    Crowds 'pick leaders to follow' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 11:01pm GMT 14/02/2008 People in crowds behave just like sheep, scientists claim, by blindly following one or two people who seem to know where they are going. Researchers at Leeds University believe their findings could have important applications, notably in the management of disasters. The study found that people, like sheep, can be easily led The team, led by Prof Jens Krause, conducted a series of experiments in which volunteers were told to walk randomly around a large hall without talking to each other. A select few were...

    12/01/2007 11:59:34 AM PST · by OKIEDOC · 32 replies · 106+ views
    This morning I watched the Tulas vs UCF football game. After about so many useless camera shots I decided to keep score of the number of camera shots in just 10 minutes of the second half. CAMERA SHOTS: OTHER (INCLUDES REPLAYS, GRAPHICS, REPORTERS) 47 SHOTS CHEERLEADERS...................................13 CROWD AND STUPID LOOKING FRUITCAKE FANS........44 FOOTBALL PLAYER CLOSEUP'S AFTER PLAY..........101 REF CLOSEUPS...................................12 SIDELINES......................................52 TALKING TO DIGNATRIES 3MINUTES DURING PLAY......1 GAME ACTION FULL FIELD PLAYS...................47 I do not know about some of you but the narrow scope of the on-screen picture is enough to make a grown man make a post to this forum....
  • Obama draws large crowds at urban stops

    02/22/2007 10:23:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 482+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/22/07 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - Leah Hanes had never been much into politics until she ended up at a Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) rally this week in Los Angeles, wearing a campaign T-shirt that she bought onsite like a concertgoer who found a new favorite band. Hanes, a Canadian who lives in Los Angeles, said she is going to push to get her U.S. citizenship in time for the 2008 election so she can vote for the Democratic presidential candidate. The 52-year-old producer said Obama's challenges growing up of mixed race had given him a depth of understanding she didn't see...
  • Crowds on both coasts protest Iraq war

    01/27/2007 9:40:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,203+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/07 | Calvin Woodward and Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON - Convinced this is their moment, tens of thousands marched Saturday in an anti-war demonstration linking military families, ordinary people and an icon of the Vietnam protest movement in a spirited call to get out of Iraq. Celebrities, a half-dozen lawmakers and protesters from distant states rallied in the capital under a sunny sky, seizing an opportunity to press their cause with a Congress restive on the war and a country that has turned against the conflict. Marching with them was Jane Fonda, in what she said was her first anti-war demonstration in 34 years. "Silence is no longer...
  • (Tiger ) Woods Vents Fury At Fake Photos As Crowd Turn On Americans

    09/20/2006 7:51:00 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 3,359+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-21-2006 | Lawerence Donegan
    Woods vents fury at fake photos as crowd turn on Americans Lawrence Donegan at the K Club Thursday September 21, 2006 The Guardian (UK) So much for hands across the ocean. Two days before a ball is struck in earnest at the 2006 Ryder Cup the atmosphere around the K Club turned a little angry yesterday after Tiger Woods took the unusual step of publicly condemning an Irish magazine for publishing fake photographs purporting to show his wife, Elin, naked. "Some things are unacceptable," the world No1 said amid reports he was ready to take legal action against the Dublin-based...
  • The meaning of diversity

    06/24/2006 10:24:42 AM PDT · by qlangley · 13 replies · 2,409+ views ^ | 24 June 2006 | Quentin Langley
    James Surowiecki's excellent book The Wisdom of Crowds explores, among other things, the value of cognitive diversity. A team will benefit from having people who think differently, have different backgrounds an opinions. While this is obvious, the extent to which it is so is perhaps not. Groups of people who are similar will reinforce each other and produce extreme, and badly wrong, ideas. Groups of people who are different can often be better than even the best individuals within them. For example, if you ask a group of people to estimate the weight of a cow or the number of...
  • S. Korea: Truckloads of Clams Washed Ashore (beats Easter egg hunt)

    07/07/2005 7:21:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 639+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 07/07/05 | Song Bong-keun
    S. Korea: Millions of Clams Washed Ashore (beats Easter egg hunt)  On July 6th, at the Da-dae-po Beach, Pusan, residents flocked to pick up clams. The clams, which are known to usually live 10 meter underwater, unexpectedly turned up on the beach (during a low tide,) which is a rare occurrence. [reporter Song Bong-keun in Pusan] -- source: JoongAng Ilbo   Source: JoongAng Ilbo  Source: NoCut News  Source: Chosun Ilbo  
  • Stain Seen as Virgin Mary Draws Crowds

    04/22/2005 7:25:38 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 14 replies · 906+ views ^ | Apr 22, 9:03 AM (ET) | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A wall stain that some believe depicts the Virgin Mary drew scores of faithful on Thursday to a gritty highway underpass that has become a shrine with flowers, candles and prayers.The image, which highway engineers said was probably formed by leaking water and winter road salt from the highway above, first began drawing visitors last week. Their numbers grew daily, causing traffic tie-ups in the vicinity and police later blocked-off part of the area.Some visitors said the yellow, white and gray mark resembles Mexico's Virgin of Guadalupe, a figure popular in the neighborhood northwest of downtown Chicago...
  • Italy's Challenge: Protecting Papal Crowds

    04/06/2005 6:26:42 PM PDT · by ELS · 8 replies · 385+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 6, 2005 | WILLIAM J. KOLE
    ROME - Anti-aircraft rocket launchers are in place around Rome, and a navy warship armed with torpedoes is patrolling the coastline near the capital. Those and other security measures are Italy's menacing message to terrorists ahead of Pope John Paul II's funeral. AP Photo   Although Italian authorities are playing down the threat of an attack, they're also taking no chances: Friday's funeral will draw millions of pilgrims along with President Bush, two of his predecessors and dozens of monarchs, presidents and prime ministers. There are plenty of reasons why militants might consider a strike, foremost among them Italy's involvement...
  • A million pay tribute to pope (and it's only Tuesday), Vatican says he left testament

    04/05/2005 1:22:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 1,130+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 5, 2005
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Close to a million mourners have paid their last respects in front of the body of Pope John Paul II, the Vatican said, as it issued more details of his funeral and said he had left a final testament. A sea of humanity flooded streets around the Vatican, long lines snaking in the sun from the banks of the Tiber river causing waiting times to rise to up to seven hours, according to some pilgrims. But despite the queues and the mere seconds allowed to each mourner passing the body lying in state in Saint Peter's...
  • The fake crowds of the fake revolution in Venezuela (Photo expose!)

    02/25/2005 8:12:55 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 636+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Feb. 25, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    This revolution is so fake that even the poster of their adoring crowds are sometimes faked. Below the picture of the poster being published in the papers as advertising for Governor of Anzoategui Tarek William Saab, where he is shown surrounded by a crowd of admirers, supposedly on the celebration of the success of his first 1000 days in office. Except that the picture is simply fake as shown in the three blowups, where one can see that the people in the picture "repeat" as the whole thing is simply acollage of the same people repeated in the picture. If...
  • Ukraine: Left is Right, Right is Left, Left is Left,...

    11/28/2004 2:42:09 PM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies · 1,593+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 11/28/04 | Andrew Jaffee
    I’d love to have a talk about the current situation in the Ukraine with my left-wing friends, but I don’t think they would be interested, and probably not even capable of an intelligent discussion. Not only is the Ukraine so far off and seemingly unimportant to them, the intricacies of its politics defy the usual “left” vs. “right” stereotypes. I truly believe that many long-time lefties pine for the days of the Soviet Union. It gave them a glimmer of hope for world-wide socialism in their otherwise very comfortable, cushy, American lives. Too much guilt about living in the midst...
  • Another huge crowd for GWB, this one in the rain in Hershey, PA today (encouraging pics)

    10/21/2004 4:18:22 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 208 replies · 5,719+ views
    Herseypark Stadium, Hersey, PA -- in the rain, no less!
  • Tickets for Bush Rally Go Quickly (Lakeland, Florida)

    10/21/2004 6:14:59 AM PDT · by mattdono · 1 replies · 325+ views
    The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) ^ | October 21, 2004 | Bill Rufty & Amy L. Edwards
    Excitement at the three local Republican Party headquarters couldn't have been higher Wednesday if someone had been handing out free tickets to watch the Florida State and the University of Florida football teams play for the national championship. President Bush will speak to a crowd of 12,000 at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday morning, and Bush supporters snapped up passes to the event. By the end of the day, the Republican campaign offices were out of tickets.Advance teams for the candidate are in the city briefing GOP dignitaries and local law enforcement officials, and party volunteers are working on the...
  • Putin Rules Out Chechen Talks As Crowds Rally

    09/07/2004 9:43:17 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,729+ views
    IOL ^ | 9-7-2004 | Elizabeth Piper/Richard Ayton
    Putin rules out Chechen talks as crowds rally September 07 2004 at 02:32PM By Elizabeth Piper and Richard Ayton Beslan - Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected any dialogue with Chechen separatists, blamed for at least 335 deaths in the school hostage siege, as hundreds of thousands joined rallies against terrorism. "Why don't you meet Osama bin Laden, invite him to Brussels or to the White House and engage in talks, ask him what he wants and give it to him so he leaves you in peace?" Putin said in a meeting with foreign journalists late on Monday. "You find it...
  • E-mail from Athens: American athletes facing hostile crowds

    08/19/2004 12:23:40 PM PDT · by buzzyboop · 35 replies · 1,867+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 19, 2004 | Dejan Kovacevic
    Swin Cash sounded pretty miffed when a predominantly Greek crowd jeered the U.S. men in their upset loss Sunday to Puerto Rico. She and her teammates were in the crowd, and they heard more than a few of the invectives aimed at the Americans...It seems it is acceptable for any nation's fans to chant or sing for their team or individual at any event without being interrupted, save those of the United States. The moment a chant of "U-S-A!" breaks out, as it does in most venues where Americans compete, it is drowned out by whistles. That is the European...
  • Sweeping stun guns to target crowds

    06/16/2004 5:05:20 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 56 replies · 365+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6/16/04 | David Hambling
    Weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them are being readied for sale to military and police forces in the US and Europe. At present, commercial stun guns target one person at a time, and work only at close quarters. The new breed of non-lethal weapons can be used on many people at once and operate over far greater distances. But human rights groups are appalled by the fact that no independent safety tests have been carried out, and by their potential for indiscriminate use. Taser success rates by distance The weapons...
  • Stolen Dump Truck (Deland, FL) - AP Story had No Title

    12/31/2003 11:32:58 AM PST · by Tunehead54 · 65 replies · 463+ views ^ | December 31, 2003 | None
    <p>DELAND — Local law enforcement authorities have notified the Department of Homeland Security that a state-owned dump truck has been stolen.</p> <p>The report was made to the federal agency because of the heightened threat level, Lt. Richard Gaylord, a spokesman for the DeLand Police Department, said Wednesday.</p>
  • Crowds Mourn Yeltsin Victory

    10/02/2003 8:02:31 PM PDT · by blam · 212+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-3-2003 | Jukius Strauss
    Crowds mourn Yeltsin victory By Julius Strauss (Filed: 03/10/2003) Ten years after Russian troops stormed the communist-held parliament, thousands of Muscovites will rally today to remember not the victory of democracy but the failure of the attempted coup. Not a single supporter of the country's first democratically elected president, Boris Yeltsin, is expected to be in evidence at the rallies. Most of those who supported him look back on his time with a shudder. Nadezhda, 53, was working as a cleaner in the Kremlin on the day of the battle. She spoke for many when she said yesterday: "Last time...
  • Crowds Greet US Marines Who Stormed Town In The Search For 'Chemical Ali'

    03/31/2003 5:26:22 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 216+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-1-2003 | Donald Macintyre/Sean Maguire
    Crowds greet US Marines who stormed town in the search for 'Chemical Ali' By Donald Macintyre in Qatar and Sean Maguire in Shatra 01 April 2003 Hundreds of Iraqis shouting "Welcome to Iraq" greeted US Marines who entered the town of Shatra yesterday after storming it with planes, tanks and helicopter gunships. A foot patrol picked its way through the small southern town, 20 miles north of the city of Nasiriyah, after being beckoned in by a crowd of people. "There's no problem here. We are happy to see Americans," one young man shouted. The welcome was a tonic for...

    10/19/2002 5:40:53 PM PDT · by daviddennis · 88 replies · 1,606+ views
    Self | 10/19/2002 | David H Dennis
    Over 100 freepers and friends gathered in Sacramento, showing steely-eyed determination to "Dump Davis". People filtered into the rally gradually, to the point that one moment it seemed almost empty and then we had a huge crowd to contend with. And all of them - peaking at over 100 people towards the end - showed their determination to "Dump Davis" through their signs, slogans and passion. The formal portion of the rally started with a continuation of what was already happening, organized chanting of "Dump Davis, Dump Davis now", "Bill Simon Save Us ... From Gray Davis" and many more....