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  • Is country music dead?

    05/16/2014 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 342 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/16/2014 | Collin Raye
    As a platinum-selling country music artist and, more importantly, a lifelong fan of the genre, I’d like to send out this heartfelt plea to the gatekeepers of the industry: Enough already. I’d like to think that I am expressing what nearly every artist, musician and songwriter (with perhaps a few exceptions) is thinking when I contend that the Bro’ Country phenomenon must cease. It has had its run for better or worse and it’s time for Nashville to get back to producing, and more importantly promoting, good singers singing real songs. It’s time for country music to find its identity...
  • Hank Williams III - Louisiana Stripes (outlaw country music... YouTube 3m28s)

    05/08/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Holy cow, never heard of this guy. Hank's grandson. Kind of refreshing to hear outlaw country again.
  • 11 terribly awesome country music songs [VIDEO]

    02/20/2014 7:57:35 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/19/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Any true country song is ultimately about some combination of beer, trucks, women (preferably Southern), dogs, dirt roads and the Land of the Free. If you don’t get why that’s awesome, you have no shot at appreciating the genre.
  • Country Singer Ray Price Dead at 87

    12/16/2013 3:49:35 PM PST · by Doogle · 53 replies
    AP via ABCNEWS ^ | 12/16/13 | AP
    Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. Price died Monday afternoon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Billie Perryman, the wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death. Price was discharged last week from the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he had been in and out in recent months...
  • Top News Ray Price, 'The Cherokee Cowboy,' dies at 87

    12/15/2013 3:45:55 PM PST · by iontheball · 27 replies
    Rock Island Headlines Examiner ^ | December 15, 2013 | Greg Geary
    Country music's Ray Price, "The Cherokee Cowboy," would have turned 88 on January, 12. The Perryville, Texas born Price, died Sunday from complications of pancreatic cancer. USA Today and country music dj's Crook and Chase have posted on his passing. Price scored a Grammy Award for his song "For The Good Times" in the 1970's. His country classics still play on radio stations across the United States.
  • Original song: HONEST REDNECK SWEAT

    12/06/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 48 replies
    12/6/2013 | HTRN
    ==================== HONEST REDNECK SWEAT ==================== [Verse 1] It's been another hard workin' day With my neck burned from the sun Out in these fields of the north forty And I know I must work before having fun; I plowed, I planted, and I pulled weeds Looking to the harvest that will come, And now I'm home to my dear family And embrace my wife and daughter and son! [Chorus] Oh Lord, when it's time for my reward Look at this honest redneck sweat; I may not have been the world's big shot But I tried not to forget That my...
  • Saturday Night Country Music Thread

    10/12/2013 9:02:12 PM PDT · by Windflier · 67 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12 October 2013 | Windflier
    Alright y'all. Enough with the politics. Let's party. I'll start: Boondocks - Little Big Town
  • Obama unleashes horror in Jerusalem

    09/02/2013 7:51:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 54 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 9/1/2013 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    The Israeli political and security leadership is privately horrified by President Barack Obama’s 11th-hour turnaround on striking Syria — a decision he took alone, after he had sent his Secretary of State John Kerry to speak out passionately and urgently in favor of military action. It is now fearful that, in the end, domestic politics or global diplomacy will ultimately lead the US to hold its fire altogether. It is worried, furthermore, at the ever-deeper perception of Obama’s America in the Middle East as weak, hesitant and confused — most especially in the view of the region’s most radical forces,...
  • In Syria, U.S. goal 'not to get mocked'

    09/02/2013 7:10:10 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 22 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/1/2013 | Mark Steyn
    I see the Obama "reset" is going so swimmingly that the president is now threatening to go to war against a dictator who gassed his own people. Don't worry, this isn't anything like the dictator who gassed his own people that the discredited warmonger Bush spent 2002 and early 2003 staggering ever more punchily around the country inveighing against. The 2003 dictator who gassed his own people was the leader of the Baath Party of Iraq. The 2013 dictator who gassed his own people is the leader of the Baath Party of Syria. Whole other ball of wax. The administration's...
  • This time, for Assad, something went terribly wrong

    08/31/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/31/2013 | AVI ISSACHAROFF
    The US strike against Syria has yet to begin, and doubts abound regarding the scope and effectiveness of any such attack. Most pressing for Israel is the question of what happens in the hours and days after an American strike. But several other important questions have been left unanswered in all of the analyses and scholarly articles written in the nine days since the chemical attack on civilians in the suburbs of Damascus. First, when will the US strike and how far will it go? >>SNIP<< Second, what will happen in Syria on the morning after the attack? >>SNIP<< The...
  • Bluster, bluff and backstabbing: Obama's bread and circuses

    08/30/2013 8:11:23 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/30/2013 | Carolyne B. Glick
    Over the past week, US President Barack Obama and his senior advisers have told us that the US is poised to go to war against Syria. In the next few days, the US intends to use its airpower and guided missiles to attack Syria in response to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons in the outskirts of Damascus last week. The questions that ought to have been answered before any statements were made by the likes of Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have barely been raised in the public arena. The most important...
  • Vital sarin antidote missing from gas mask kits

    08/29/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/29/2013 | ILAN BEN ZION
    Recent days saw the Hadar Mall in Jerusalem packed to the gills with Israeli civilians waiting to receive gas masks from the IDF’s Home Front Command. But no lines and no gas masks greeted this reporter Wednesday afternoon, only a sign directing Jerusalem residents to call 104, the Home Front Command’s 24-hour hotline. The number was unavailable most of the day. For the lucky callers who got through, waiting times topped 40 minutes. Only late in the evening did I manage to get through to someone, who informed me that the Jerusalem distribution point was temporarily closed because it “was...
  • Getting closer...Hank Williams...[ video - 2:12 min }

    08/23/2013 7:47:08 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 12 replies
    "Oh, dont you know that Jesus died to wash your sins away Oh, please heed His call, in sin dont fall Were getting closer to the grave each day Were getting closer to the grave each day Mortal man, wont you stop now and pray Leave the road of sin alone, let Jesus lead you home Were getting closer to the grave each day They nailed His hands, they pierced His sides On His head the thorns did lay Be prepared to go, one thing we know We're getting closer to the grave each day On the judgment day, when...
  • Shoot Him High, Pa. We need his britches, and his shoes.{2:22 song]

    07/23/2013 3:43:49 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | Rosalie Allen
    "Rosalie was affectionately known as the "Queen of the Hillbillies" "...."Country Music History Books may fail to mention her name. And hardcore honky tonks may scoff at this northeastern gal who based her cowgirl career in New York City. But Rosalie Allen made a splash well over half a decade ago that still manages to send in ripples to those lucky enough to have found her. Before country music decided to pack up and move to Nashville, Rosalie took it to the Big Apple hosting an immensely popular radio show ("Prairie Stars"), opening the city's first country music store and...
  • 95.9 The Ranch Is The Greatest Radio Station Ever.

    01/01/2013 8:15:02 PM PST · by Drew68 · 33 replies
    Streaming available. I just can't believe how incredibly awesome this radio station is!!!! Yes, I've had several beers tonight...
  • Egypt Found to Have Developed Chemical Weapons For Iraq

    03/15/2005 7:27:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 15, '05 | staff
    As Israel considers allowing Egypt to control the critical Philadelphi corridor along Israel’s border, startling revelations about Egyptian chemical weapons proliferation are coming to light. Egypt secretly helped former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his chemical weapons program, according to a CIA report. The report, authored by the CIA’s Iraq Survey Group, says that Egypt sent specialists to Iraq in the 1980s to help him manufacture poison gas. Iraq later used the gas against Iranian citizens as well as Iraqi Kurds. The report says that the Iraqi government paid Egypt $12 million, "in return for assistance with production and storage...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • [VANITY] It was the third of June...

    06/03/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3rd of June 2012 | Bobbie Gentry
    It being the third of June, Bobbie Gentry's 1967 song, Ode to Billie Joe comes to mind on this date: A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billy Joe And Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store in Tupelo There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge. And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge
  • Jim Reeves + A Beautiful Song = Perfection

    11/08/2011 7:55:29 AM PST · by sussex · 10 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 08/11/11 | The Aged P
    I thought I knew most of his recordings but only recently discovered this track from an album released in 1959….the unmistakable voice of Jim Reeves singing one of the most beautiful and tender of songs, music to touch any parent’s (or grandparent’s) heart…
  • Gaddafi’s Chemical Weapons Factory Found

    10/10/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Asharq Alawasat ^ | 10/10/2011 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    The al-Sadd battalion was guarding the chemical weapons factory and warehouse. However, the battalion has since withdrawn to Misratah, leaving a stockpile of deadly weapons vulnerable to theft. The current number of guards at the chemical weapons site, which contains 9 tons of mustard gas and dozens of barrels contaminated with chemicals, is just two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles. Hamzah al-Shaibani, spokesman for the “17 February revolution committee” said in a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat yesterday that: "We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a...
  • Charlie Pride: Choices (review)

    03/24/2011 9:25:52 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 21 replies
    Without doubt, Charley Pride is one of the most respected and successful personas in all of country music. After all, it was the three-time Grammy winner who made music history when his 1969 classic "All I Have To Offer You Is Me," bolted to the top of the US Country chart, making him the first African American in country music to land a No. 1 hit. To date, the multi-platinum selling Pride holds 36 No. 1 hits and has sold more than 70 million records (albums and singles combined). On March 8, 2011, Pride releases Choices (Music City Records), his...
  • MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan: The Answer To America’s Woes Is ‘Obviously’ Revolution

    11/08/2010 11:13:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 94 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-9-10
    Given the polarized nature of American politics in the last several years, accusations of inciting violence on both sides have become somewhat cliched. But this afternoon, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan took to his show to yell fire in a crowded theater, asking viewers, “Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for a revolution? The answer is obviously ‘yes.’” It’s difficult to explain the following clip without appearing to indulge in hyperbole, so it’s probably best to simply state the facts: Ratigan invites on cartoonist Ted Rall to talk about his new book The Anti-American Manifesto,...
  • Heads up for forlorn 'Nikita' fans.

    10/12/2010 4:36:09 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The CW website ^ | 10/12/10 | DGHoodini
    If you, like me eschewed 'The Event', in favor of 'Nikita' only to have your local CW channel replace it after 4 weeks with 'Gossip Girl', I have some good news for you.: CW being a syndicated channel, has different shows offered in different makets, and still maintains their own website. So, you can still watch further episodes of'Nikita' at their website, after their normal airing date passes (+24 hrs?) http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/nikita/
  • What's your favorite Hank Williams Sr song?

    05/17/2010 8:54:13 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 56 replies · 766+ views
    Youtube ^ | May 17, 2010 | MT
    Do you believe Hank Williams Sr was one of the best country musicians? If so, what are some of your favorite songs? My favorites are Lost Highway and Cold Cold Heart.
  • Obama Administration Takes Aim At Gun-Rights Revolt

    07/21/2009 8:18:35 PM PDT · by FromLori · 207 replies · 7,532+ views
    CBS ^ | 7/21/-09
    The Obama administration is raising the stakes in a fight over states' rights and firearm ownership by arguing that new pro-gun laws in Montana and Tennessee are invalid. In the last few months, a grass-roots, federalist revolt against Washington, D.C. has begun to spread through states that are home to politically active gun owners. Montana and Tennessee have enacted state laws saying that federal rules do not apply to firearms manufactured entirely within the state, and similar bills are pending in Texas, Alaska, Minnesota, and South Carolina. Yet the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and Explosives now claims that...
  • Country Music: Too Much Freedom Loving?

    05/17/2009 7:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,104+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 16, 2009 | L. Brent Bozell III
    In these hard times, Americans are trying hard to relax and take refuge in entertainment. But The Washington Post is insisting that country music fans are not really sympathetic figures. They are prone to self-congratulation and "closing ranks" behind the thought that they live in the "real America." The Post music critic going by the name Josh Freedom du Lac -- that just can't be his name -- doesn't really seem to like patriotic music, despite the patriotic byline. He worries that songs like Jason Aldean's "Hicktown" or the Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" do something wrong: They are "narrowcasting...
  • December 24, 1862 (Vanity)

    12/24/2008 8:17:03 PM PST · by teacherwoes · 14 replies · 744+ views
    self | December 24, 1862 | William Wheeler
    A letter of Lt. William Wheeler, 13th New York Light Artillery, camped at Stafford Courthouse, VA to home: It is Christmas Eve, when “Peace on earth and good will toward men” is the text, and although nothing is said of good will toward women, yet I suppose that they are included, and so will pardon your long silence to-me-ward, and will do my best to spend this evening with you in thought and spirit, at least, if not in person, as in very happy years in the past.Nothing among us here indicates the time. The country is too poor to...
  • SAG Strike Could Spell Disaster for TV (Cable Networks DeathWatch™)

    12/03/2008 7:49:13 AM PST · by Kevin J waldroup · 40 replies · 1,091+ views
    adweek. ^ | Nov 25, 2008 | Nellie Andreeva
    SAG Strike Could Spell Disaster for TV (Cable Networks DeathWatch™) Nov 25, 2008 -By Nellie Andreeva, THR.com LOS ANGELES Already engaged in deep soul searching following a dismal fall TV season and flatlining ad market, broadcast networks are facing another blow: a potential Screen Actors Guild strike early next year. SAG's decision during the weekend to seek a strike authorization from its membership following the breakdown of its negotiations with the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers has shifted the once-remote possibility of a SAG walkout much closer to reality. While its effect would not be as far-reaching as...
  • Don't Despair Over Drive By Polls (Rush: Obama's Nowhere Near As Electable As The CW Holds Alert)

    09/26/2008 3:16:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 2,108+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 9/26/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Sandy in Chicago. Sandy, glad you waited. You're next on the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you for taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: If you think your head is exploding, Rush, how do you think we feel out here? Last night I thought that McCain had outmaneuvered Obama totally on this, and then when the Democrats started putting out their talking points that McCain is causing nothing but problems, and then, of course, the mainstream media runs with that. I mean they're just going to run with their talking points on this. And...
  • A Christian Farrakhan

    04/28/2008 5:39:07 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies · 161+ views
    TownHall ^ | 4/28/2008 | Rich Lowry
    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has taken Barack Obama's critically acclaimed race speech in Philadelphia, ripped it to bits and tossed it in the air to serve as confetti for his parade through the media... Then cometh the good reverend to step all over the out-of-context defense in a speech at the National Press Club. He defended his "chickens come home to roost" statement about 9/11 in exactly the same terms as in his original sermon: "You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you." He stood by his damnation of America and his...
  • Ex-Homecoming Queen Accused Of Beating Sister With Leg In Trailer Sent To Rehab

    03/21/2008 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Cagey · 91 replies · 1,889+ views
    WTAE TV NEWS ^ | 3-19-2008
    NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- A former Norwin homecoming queen accused of attacking her sister with a prosthetic leg and threatening to burn down a neighbor's trailer was ordered on Wednesday to go to rehab. Donna Sturkie-Anthony showed up for her preliminary hearing before District Judge Douglas Weimer, but the 41-year-old woman's hearing was continued so she can go to Greenbriar Treatment Center. Police said Sturkie-Anthony's sister came to visit her at Lincoln Mobile Home Park on Route 30 in January, and the two started arguing about her alcohol abuse. Then, police said Sturkie-Anthony pulled off her sister's prosthetic leg and...
  • May Day march creates dilemma for Hispanics

    03/13/2008 8:23:18 AM PDT · by AuntB · 41 replies · 1,820+ views
    Globe Gazette ^ | Mar. 8, 2008 | EMILY C. RUIZ, Hispanic Link
    Pro-immigrant groups across the country are preparing to stage a series of marches May 1, pressing the White House and the Homeland Security Department to halt immigration raids and move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. “Change is in the air,” Juan Jose Gutierrez, director of the Los Angeles-based Latino Movement USA, promises. This year marks the third grass-roots-organized May Day event with two unique factors: — The marches are being guided by a national coordinating committee — The First Parliament of Mexican Migrant Leaders Living in the U.S.A. — This is the first time that the marches will be held...
  • Network's pursuit of youth falters (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/04/2008 10:53:14 AM PST · by abb · 14 replies · 98+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 4, 2008 | Meg James
    This was going to be the CW's breakthrough year. The little TV network was full of promise five months ago on the eve of its second season. Advertisers and even curmudgeonly TV critics were gushing over its new fall shows. Buzz on the Internet was wild in anticipation of the much-hyped "Gossip Girl," a soapy drama about pampered prep school students in Manhattan. But instead of catching fire, the CW's new crop of shows flickered in the ratings. Then came the strike by Hollywood writers, which halted the production of programs including CW's "Smallville" and "Supernatural." "The strike is a...
  • USO Tour Brings Smiles to Soldiers’ Faces

    12/24/2007 8:50:33 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 299+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Ricardo Branch
    Kid Rock performs some of his most popular songs for the gathered troops during the 2007 USO Christmas show, Dec. 19, at Camp Ramadi. Photo by Spc. Ricardo Branch, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs. CAMP RAMADI — The United Service Organization brought its Holiday Troop Visit Tour to the service members and civilians here with a special show at the Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) center, Dec. 19. Adm. Michael G. Mullen, the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, opened the show to an excited crowd of more than 600 attendees.“You all do a...
  • Country Stars, ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Visit Troops in Afghanistan

    12/23/2007 3:59:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 497+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Luis P. Valdespino Jr., USMC
    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2007 – Military men and women in eastern Kunar province were surprised Dec. 21 by a visit from the Army’s top enlisted soldier and several celebrities at the remote Camp Blessing, Afghanistan. Country music singer Darryl Worley (center) sings for military men and women Dec. 21, 2007, at the Camp Blessing dining facility in Kunar province, Afghanistan, accompanied by band mates Scott Randon (left), and Jeff Jared. Worley was a part of the sixth annual Hope and Freedom USO Tour, hosted by the sergeant major of Army. Worley, four Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, fellow country...
  • The NIE Makes War Against Iran More Likely (Daniel Pipes On Why The CW Is Wrong Alert)

    12/10/2007 10:53:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 106+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/11/2007 | Daniel Pipes
    With the Dec. 3 publication of a completely unexpected declassified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), "Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities," a consensus has emerged that war with Iran "now appears to be off the agenda." Indeed, Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claimed the report dealt a "fatal blow" to the country's enemies, while his foreign ministry spokesman called it a "great victory." I disagree with that consensus, believing that military action against Iran is now more likely than before the NIE came out. The NIE's main point, contained in its first line, famously holds: "We judge with high confidence that in fall...
  • Country artist Robison eager to entertain in Iraq, Kuwait

    03/20/2007 5:45:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 431+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    3/20/2007 - AUSTIN, Texas (AFNEWS) -- The air crackles with anticipation, as he makes his first move. G,C,C,G,C,C,D,G. The letters are the opening chords of country music artist Charlie Robison's song, "My Hometown," one of the songs he will perform during an Armed Forces Entertainment tour March 18 to 27 to Kuwait and Iraq. He feels the song is perfect for the audience he will be seeing overseas since they all have many different hometowns of their own. Fellow country star Kevin Fowler will also perform during the tour. Mr. Robison first gained an appreciation of the military by watching...
  • It's Taps For Morse Code

    02/23/2007 6:45:07 PM PST · by vintage patriot · 225 replies · 3,793+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/23/07 | Erik Ortiz
    Morse code is in need of some serious SOS. The language of dots and dashes, first used during the infancy of electronic communication in the mid-1800s, is going the way of Latin. Beginning today, amateur or "ham" radio operators in the United States won't be tested in Morse code – also known as Continuous Wave – in order to be licensed by the federal government. In an effort to advance the hobby, the Federal Communications Commission in December agreed to eliminate the five-words-per-minute Morse code requirement for people seeking their upper-level class licenses.
  • FCC MODIFIES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE RULES

    12/15/2006 7:18:38 PM PST · by Professional Engineer · 13 replies · 386+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: December 15, 2006 Chelsea Fallon: (202) 418-7991 FCC MODIFIES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE RULES, ELIMINATING MORSE CODE EXAM REQUIREMENTS AND ADDRESSING ARRL PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration (Order) that modifies the rules for the Amateur Radio Service by revising the examination requirements for obtaining a General Class or Amateur Extra Class amateur radio operator license and revising the operating privileges for Technician Class licensees. In addition, the Order resolves a petition filed by the American Radio Relay League, Inc....
  • Rush: Iraq Surrender Group Aims For "Bipartisan Consensus" To Unite Country In Defeat

    12/06/2006 3:26:57 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 982+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 12/06/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We will start with the Iraq surrender group, big press conference today chaired by Lee Hamilton and James Baker. I think one of the best ways to share with you my thoughts on this is to read to you an e-mail I got from an Air Force friend of mine, a veteran in Iraq watching this this morning. "Hey, Rush, I'm climbing out of my skin here, watching the Iraq surrender group unfold on TV, but they're missing the point. Iraq is not the problem. The hatred our enemy has for us, that's the problem. Iraq is only a...
  • CW Stockpile and Disposal of WWII stock deadly while Saddam's stock are harmless

    06/22/2006 12:09:17 PM PDT · by UB355 · 10 replies · 835+ views
    Chemical Weapons Working Group ^ | 1996 | Chemical Weapons Working Group
    PUEBLO, COLORADO (The following is excerpted from "Chemical Weapons Disposal and Environmental Justice" written by Suzanne Marshall PhD. and published by the Kentucky Environmental Foundation, November, 1996, with funding from the Educational Foundation of America.) The Pueblo Army Depot, which began as an ammunition storage and supply site in 1942, is located east of Pueblo, Colorado, a city with a population of 98,640--40% Latino- American--in the county of Pueblo with a population of 123,051. The communities closest to the Depot are North Avondale, Avondale and Boone, all of which have been declining as the depot has reduced employment. The two...
  • America Supports You: Singer Aims to Play at Every Military Base

    03/24/2006 4:39:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 426+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2006 – Raymond Harris hopes to do something no other performer is doing. The country music singer plans to spend five years on a tour to every possible military installation to support America's troops. America Supports You member Raymond Harris (center) poses with Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore and Army Col. Angela Manos-Sittnick at Fort Gillem, Ga., Dec. 14. A country music entertainer, Harris is in the midst of a five-year tour of military installations to support America's troops. Photo by Sherrye Ehrenberg   In the past 13 months, Harris has played to crowds at 70 military...
  • Western Union and the Railroad Telegraphers

    03/04/2006 10:23:46 AM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    El Defensor Cheiftain ^ | March 4, 2006 | Paul Harden NA5N
    Last month, a briefly worded press release went nearly unnoticed. It simply read: "Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging Services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage." After 155 years, and millions of telegrams and Telex messages, a major part of American history quietly slipped into obscurity. For more than 100 years, Socorro was part of that history. With today's telephones, cell phones and e-mail, we can contact almost anyone we wish immediately and cheaply. This wasn't always the case. In Socorro's early days,...
  • Translation: Morse code fans sending out an SOS

    03/03/2006 6:42:12 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 64 replies · 1,735+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 2, 2006 | John McCormick
    A century-old hobby filled with dots and dashes is embroiled in a debate about its future and what level of training should be expected of those called on to help during local and national emergencies. Morse code, a slowly dying language, has become radio's equivalent of Latin: historically important, but increasingly irrelevant in a world of cell phones, computers and instant messaging. With mariners and the military having moved to other technologies long ago, ham radio operators are virtually the sole practitioners of a technique that made national and international communication possible with the telegraph.
  • Historic Morse Code Station to Broadcast from Original Marconi Site

    02/25/2006 5:49:59 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 34 replies · 912+ views
    Maritime Radio Historical Society ^ | Richard Dillman, W6AWO
    The Maritime Radio Historical Society, in cooperation with the Marconi Conference Center, will return historic Morse code radio station KPH to the air from its original Marin county, CA location on Sunday, 26 February. KPH, once called the "wireless giant of the Pacific", arrived in Marin county in the early 1920s. With its receiving station at Marshall, CA and transmitters at Bolinas, CA, KPH provided telegram service to ships at sea via Morse code. Operation at Marshall continued until the beginning of WWII when KPH was shut down for the duration. After the war the receiving station was moved to...
  • New CW network: who wins, who loses (Dinosaur Media Extincion Alert)

    01/24/2006 12:46:15 PM PST · by abb · 24 replies · 1,479+ views
    CNNMoney.com ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Paul R. La Monica
    Cable could benefit from merged WB and UPN while some local affiliates get left out in the cold. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – Who will be the big winner from the creation of the new CW television network? Here's a hint. It might not be CW or even the other major TV networks. Media buyers said cable could wind up gaining more viewers once the CW, created from the merger of CBS (Research)-owned UPN and Time Warner (Research)-owned WB, begins broadcasting in the fall of this year. (Time Warner also owns CNNMoney.com) Sure, the WB and UPN will have the luxury...
  • TV NETWORKS TO MERGE (UPN & WB TO BECOME ONE NETWORK)

    01/24/2006 8:39:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies · 1,069+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two small, struggling television networks, UPN and WB, will merge to form a new network called The CW, executives from them companies that own them said Tuesday. The announcement was made by executives from CBS Corp., which owns UPN, and Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc., which owns WB. Both UPN and WB had struggled to compete against larger rivals in the broadcast TV business, including Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, News Corp.'s Fox and CBS Corp.'s CBS.
  • Survivors of Iraqi chemical attack testify in Dutch genocide trial

    12/02/2005 7:44:33 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 458+ views
    IRNA ^ | Thursday December 01, 2005
    Survivors of Iraqi chemical attack on Iranian town, Sardasht in 1987, gave emotional testimony in the Hague, Netherlands, Thursday. The testimony was given at the trial of a Dutch businessman accused of complicity in genocide for supplying chemical materials used by Saddam Hussein in attacks on Kurds in Iraq and Iran. Frans Van Anraat, 63, is the first person to appear in court on genocide charges in connection with the poison gas attacks on Sardasht, Iran, and the Kurdish town of Halabja in northern Iraq in March 1988. The massacre, which killed more than 5,000 people in a single day,...
  • Language of airwaves spoken at Radio Fest

    02/28/2005 10:52:12 AM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 11 replies · 528+ views
    The Monterey Herald ^ | 27 FEB 05 | Kevin Howe
    Unheard by most of us is a constant conversation over the airwaves in the di-da tones of Morse code, the crackling of static and staccato voices keying in and out: Ham radio operators who broadcast from garrets and garages, tents and trucks, homes and businesses. Saturday's Radio Fest 2005 offered a glimpse into this world at Fort Ord's Stilwell Community Center, sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School Amateur Radio Club, the Monterey Bay subsection of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Amateur Radio Relay League. Radio Fest looked like nothing so much as an electronics garage sale,...
  • Morse Family Meets Members of Warminster Amateur Radio Club

    09/22/2004 10:09:25 PM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 12 replies · 422+ views
    The American Radio Relay League ^ | September 22, 2004 | By Norm Fusaro, W3IZ
    Randy Gehman, N3LJE, of Waminster ARC talks with members of the Morse Family. One of the greatest things about Amateur Radio is that you just never know who you will run into. Such was the case for Warminster Amateur Radio Club at the special event station the club set up at the Middletown Grange Fair in Wrightstown in Bucks County Pennsylvania. For decades the club has had an Amateur Radio station on display every year at the Grange Fair where they provide information about ham radio to the public. The club accepts messages from fairgoers and passes the messages...