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  • 30 Facts That Prove The American Middle-Class Is Being Destroyed

    08/21/2014 8:10:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/21/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, The 30 statistics that you are about to read prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a staggering pace. Yes, the stock market has soared to unprecedented heights this year and there are a few isolated areas of the country that are doing rather well for the moment. But overall, the long-term trends that...
  • Most Of The Earth's Species Are About To Be Destroyed In A Giant Mass Extinction

    07/25/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/25/14 | Lauren F Friedman - businessinsider.com
    Approximately 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs went extinct, 75% of the planet's many species went with them. It was the world's fifth, and most recent, mass extinction event. Now, according to a July 25 review in the journal Science, the Earth seems to be at the cusp of a sixth mass extinction. Only this time, an asteroid is not to blame. We are. "Human impacts on animal biodiversity are an under-recognized form of global environmental change," the team of ecologists and biologists warn in Science. "Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of...
  • Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago: NASA

    07/24/2014 10:51:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/24/14 | James Billington
    Two years ago we were all going about our daily business blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into global catastrophe. A recent revelation by NASA explains how on July 23, 2012 Earth had a near miss with a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years, but nobody decided to mention it. Err, what? Well that’s a sobering bit of news. “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” says Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado. We managed to just avoid the...
  • WA state wildfires- Town of Pateros "Mostly gone"

    07/18/2014 7:12:35 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 10 replies
    The Wenatchee World ^ | 7/18/14 | Mike Irwin
    PATEROS — Residents returning here Friday picked through the ash and rubble of homes incinerated the night before by raging wildfire. Baby pictures, gone. Family antiques, gone. Grandma’s recipes, gone. In a half-block line of charred homes — mostly burned down to their foundations — each resident echoed their neighbors: “We lost everything.” More than 30 homes were destroyed here Thursday night by wind-whipped flames racing down a grass-and-sage bluff and into this river town of 650 residents. Nearby, flying embers jumped the Methow River to torch another 40 homes along the Alta Lake Golf Course. An estimated 20 homes...
  • Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

    10/31/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-31-2013 | YASSER OKBI
    Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad's Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack's target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles.
  • Hilltop cross destroyed

    03/04/2013 10:38:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Victor Valley Daily Press ^ | .March 1, 2013 | RENE DE LA CRUZ, Staff Writer
    VICTORVILLE • As Easter approaches, some High Desert residents have wondered if the wooden cross that went missing in January would ever return to its rocky perch overlooking the Mojave Narrows Bridge. But the cross that greeted commuters along Highway 18 and gave hope to many senior residents at the River Ranch Mobile Park on Stoddard Wells Road near the bridge has been destroyed. Daily Press Staff Photographer David Pardo found the cross in pieces when he climbed the hill Friday afternoon on a photo assignment to investigate a report that it was missing. “I know that the cross to...
  • Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart

    12/12/2012 9:22:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 12-12-2012 | Michele Malkin
    December 12, 2012 Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart Michele Malkin This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “nigger” at Tarver.Dana Loesch has more on the story and how to help.
  • SEC may have destroyed documents, senator says

    08/17/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT · by johniegrad · 20 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8-17-2011 | Robert Orol
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Securities and Exchange Commission may have destroyed documents and compromised enforcement cases involving activity at large banks and hedge funds during the height of the financial crisis, according to allegations made by a lawmaker on Wednesday.
  • Kanye West and Jay-Z Auctioning Off Mutilated $373,000 Maybach for Charity

    08/15/2011 7:08:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 28 replies
    Yahoo Music ^ | 4/15/2011 | Caryn Ganz
    In "Otis," the first video from the Kanye West and Jay-Z (a.k.a the Throne) joint album Watch the Throne, the two hip-hop moguls oversee some unconventional body work to what appears to be a brand-new Maybach: The German luxury car -- base sticker price approximately $373,000 for the cheapest model -- gets sliced and diced with a blowtorch and power saw. In the first 30 seconds of the clip, the automobile loses its roof and doors and gets remixed into an open-air Jeep-style vehicle perfect for joyriding around a parking lot with a quartet of young ladies in the back...
  • Israel ‘Destroyed’ Gaza Hospital that Never Existed

    05/22/2010 11:20:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 577+ views
    inn ^ | 5/21/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Another anti-Israeli campaign, this time charging that the IDF destroyed a Christian hospital in Gaza earlier this year, has gone up in smoke following an investigation by the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA). One question remains: what was supposed to happen with the $1.67 million raised for “rebuilding” the hospital?
  • EU NAVFOR Warship FS Tonnerre destroys pirate mother ship

    05/01/2010 1:20:08 PM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies · 1,483+ views
    EU NAVFOR SOMALIA ^ | May 1, 2010, | Jan Thornqvist
    EU NAVFOR warship FS Tonnerre located and boarded two pirate ships early this morning, 1st May, 450 nautical miles east of Somalia. Evidence was secured, weapons and a ladder, and 11 suspected pirates were taken on board the Tonnerre. On Friday evening an EU NAVFOR maritime patrol aircraft from Sweden detected a pirate action group (PAG) of one mother ship and two skiffs. The Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist, ordered the nearest EU NAVFOR vessel, the French warship Tonnerre, to interdict the PAG. Early this morning Tonnerre located the PAG and deployed her helicopter. When the suspected pirates realised...
  • FBI Destroyed File on Obama's Grandfather, Journalist Discloses

    04/12/2010 10:58:38 AM PDT · by Sopater · 188 replies · 6,357+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | April 12, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    MEDIA ADVISORY, April 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- The FBI destroyed a file on Barack Obama's grandfather, the man who selected Communist Frank Marshall Davis to be the future president's mentor during his growing-up years in Hawaii. "The FBI confirms that a file was maintained on Obama's grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham," states Cliff Kincaid, the journalist who runs the public policy group, America's Survival, Inc. (ASI). "This is a troubling development in the effort to understand the Marxism that drives Obama's policies as president today." In correspondence with Kincaid, available at www.usasurvival.org, the FBI says the file was destroyed in 1997....
  • Obama gets dstryoed again by Peter Schiff

    12/11/2009 5:44:57 PM PST · by ReaganCaesar · 7 replies · 749+ views
    Peter Schiff destroys the Democrats and Obama yet with his economic policies. Republican Peter Schiff is running for Senate in Connecticut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi9weNRxFss&feature=sub
  • Boeing Laser Systems Destroy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Tests

    11/18/2009 10:08:23 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 19 replies · 1,161+ views
    Boeing Mediaroom ^ | 11/18/09 | Marc Selinger
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 18, 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] in May demonstrated the ability of mobile laser weapon systems to perform a unique mission: track and destroy small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). During the U.S. Air Force-sponsored tests at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, Calif., the Mobile Active Targeting Resource for Integrated eXperiments (MATRIX), which was developed by Boeing under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, used a single, high-brightness laser beam to shoot down five UAVs at various ranges. Laser Avenger, a Boeing-funded initiative, also shot down a UAV. Representatives of the...
  • The One Place on Earth Not Destroyed in '2012' (The Kaaba in the center of Mecca)

    11/04/2009 9:51:52 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,771+ views
    Movies on Yahoo ^ | 11/3/09 | Jonathan Crow
    When I interviewed director Roland Emmerich a few months ago about his upcoming disaster flick "2012," the first question I asked was, "Why do you like killing the world?" His response: "It makes for a good story." Over the past fifteen years, Emmerich has crafted some great tales about global doom, featuring some spectacular scenes of destruction. He had aliens zap the White House in "Independence Day," he let a massive lizard flatten New York City in "Godzilla," and he sent killer tornadoes through downtown Los Angeles in "The Day After Tomorrow." For "2012," Emmerich set his sites on destroying...
  • Obama 'like Romans who destroyed Jewish Temples' (Jews read Lamentations at U.S. consulate)

    07/29/2009 3:22:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1,034+ views
    WND ^ | 7/29/09 | Aaron Klien
    JERUSALEM – Marking the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, about a thousand Jewish protesters today read the biblical book of Lamentations in front of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to protest against the Obama administration's demand to freeze Jewish construction in eastern sections of the city. Tonight marks the fasting day of Tisha B'Av, or the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av. It commemorates a series of tragedies that befell the Jewish people all on the same day, most significantly the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, which occurred about 656 years apart on...
  • Obama's Original Birth Certificate has been Destroyed

    07/28/2009 7:54:49 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 44 replies · 1,630+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/28/09 | alaphiah
    Barack Hussein Obama’s long-form birth certificate no longer exists! It was destroyed in 2001 when Hawaii went paperless. This startling revelation was reported by Joseph Farah, founder, editor and CEO of Worldnetdaily.com in his article questioning whether or not the story regarding Obama’s eligibility is still relevant. Farah reports that CNN researchers contacted the Hawaii Public Health Department about the missing long-form birth certificate and they were told that the original no longer exists. According to Farah Hawaiian authorities’ story to CNN was that it was destroyed in 2001 when Hawaii went paperless. (see story)
  • Was Universe 1.0 Destroyed by Dark Matter?

    07/07/2009 1:06:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 1,851+ views
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 7/07/09
    Did dark matter destroy the universe? You might be looking around at the way things "exist" and thinking "No", but we're talking about ancient history. Three hundred million years after the start of the universe, things had finally cooled down enough to form hydrogen atoms out of all the protons and electrons that were zipping around - only to have them all ripped up again around the one billion year mark. Why? Most believe that the first quasars, active galaxies whose central black holes are the cosmic-ray equivalent of a firehose, provided the breakup energy, but some Fermilab scientists have...
  • U.S. military destroys soldier's Bibles

    05/05/2009 11:14:16 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 39 replies · 1,998+ views
    one News now ^ | 5/4/2009 | One news now
    The U.S. military is confirming that it has destroyed some Bibles belonging to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan. Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. The U.S. military forbids its members on active duty -- including those based in places like Afghanistan -- from trying to convert people to another religion. Reuters quotes Maj. Jennifer Willis at the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, who said "I can now confirm...
  • 'Iranian arms ship destroyed near Sudan'

    04/26/2009 12:33:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,822+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/26/09 | staff
    An Iranian vessel en route to Sudan in order to deliver weapons to Hamas in the Gaza Strip was attacked by an Israeli or American ship and destroyed, according to a report Sunday in the Egyptian weekly Al-Usbua.
  • Jupiter's Third Red Spot Destroyed

    07/13/2008 1:17:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 174+ views
    SkyandTelescope ^ | 7/13/08 | Sean Walker
    As Jupiter reached opposition earlier this week, it put on a spectacular show of cannibalism for anyone viewing with modest telescopes. Planetary specialists around the world have been watching with bated breath as a cataclysmic encounter between Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS), Oval BA (Red, Jr.), and the newly discovered Little Red Spot (LRS) unfolded at the beginning of July. Though encounters such as this are relatively common on the gas giant, this event was greatly anticipated because the LRS was strong enough to dredge up material from deeper within Jupiter's atmosphere, imbuing it with the same reddish color as...
  • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do ("Bush Destroyed the Republican Party" -- Drudge Headline)

    01/26/2008 5:57:27 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 245 replies · 205+ views
    WSJ.com ^ | Jan 25, 2008 | Peggy Noonan
    [snip] On the pundit civil wars, Rush Limbaugh declared on the radio this week, "I'm here to tell you, if either of these two guys [Mr. McCain or Mike Huckabee] get the nomination, it's going to destroy the Republican Party. It's going to change it forever, be the end of it!" This is absurd. George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, immigration and other issues.
  • Did Bush Destroy The Republican Party?

    01/25/2008 7:58:07 AM PST · by jdm · 229 replies · 1,111+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 25, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Peggy Noonan aims her considerable cannon at George Bush this morning in the Wall Street Journal in the middle of her analysis of the primaries. She fingers him as the main culprit in the destruction of the Republican Party, discounting other and perhaps better causes and engaging in just a little hyperbole: On the pundit civil wars, Rush Limbaugh declared on the radio this week, "I'm here to tell you, if either of these two guys [Mr. McCain or Mike Huckabee] get the nomination, it's going to destroy the Republican Party. It's going to change it forever, be the end...
  • Half-Ton Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed Following Iraqi Citizens’ Tip

    11/19/2007 4:32:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — U.S. troops uncovered and destroyed a weapons cache containing seven pressure plates Nov. 16 and 17 in the area of Mahdiryia. The plates are used to detonate a form of improvised explosive device (IED) that is specifically targeted against Coalition and Iraqi troops on foot patrol. The cache find was the first indication of these “dismounted” IEDs being used in the area of Mahdiryia. They are already heavily used by al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) the communities of Hawr Rajab and Arab Jabour to the north. Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery (FA)...
  • VIEW: Another Buddha destroyed (Pakistan)

    11/05/2007 12:24:03 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 62+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 11/05/07 | Vishakha N Desai
    Despite repeated requests by Pakistani archeologists to the local authorities to protect the seated Buddha and other sites, especially after the first attack, no action was taken. In fact, militants were able to carry out their work in broad daylight The world watched in horror when Taliban forces destroyed the monumental Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2001. Political and cultural leaders from around the globe condemned the attacks. Offers of help poured in. Everyone asked: will the world be ready next time? Alas, the answer is a resounding “no.” In northwest Pakistan’s Swat valley, armed Islamist militants recently attacked...
  • Suspected IED factory destroyed("intelligence from a suspected insurgent detained the day before")

    08/10/2007 4:50:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 478+ views
    Blackanthem Military News ^ | Aug 10, 2007 | 2nd BCT, 3rd Inf. Div PAO
    HAWR RAJAB - Coalition Forces destroyed a suspected improvised explosive device factory in Hawr Ratab, south of Baghdad, Aug. 9. Paratroopers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, made the discovery while conducting searches of two buildings in the area. The search was based on intelligence from a suspected insurgent detained the day before.      The searches uncovered about 1,000 pounds of white powder in bags, a blue barrel full of the white powder, pressure plate initiators and switches.      All of these materials are known components of homemade explosives used to...
  • Nearly 100 Detained in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found, Destroyed (WOO-HOO!!!! ROUND 'EM UP BOYS!!)

    04/30/2007 5:16:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies · 701+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2007 – Coalition forces nabbed about 94 suspects and discovered several weapons caches during raids across Iraq in the past three days. Coalition forces detained 11 suspected al Qaeda in Iraq members today, nabbing 10 suspects in Samarra and another in Baghdad. Intelligence reports indicate the suspect detained in the Iraqi capital was part of a local operation to acquire bomb-making materials, military officials said. “Almost every day, … al Qaeda in Iraq uses explosives to kill and maim innocent Iraqis and the security forces striving to protect them,” said Army Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a...
  • Accident Wreckage Destroyed; Afghan, Coalition Forces Target Taliban

    02/20/2007 4:28:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 282+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2007 – In operations throughout Afghanistan in the past two days, coalition forces destroyed the wreckage from a helicopter crash, Afghan and coalition forces conducted an air strike against the Taliban, and a suicide bomber injured seven NATO troops. Coalition forces completed crash site inspections and recovery and have destroyed the remnants of a helicopter that crashed Feb. 18 in northern Zabul province, near the border with neighboring Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said. The U.S. Army Chinook helicopter was damaged beyond repair and could not be moved from the crash site, near Highway...
  • Bomb-Making Factory Destroyed; Two Suspects Captured

    02/16/2007 4:26:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 342+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2007 – Coalition forces destroyed a munitions factory, detained two suspects and found scores of weapons in operations around Iraq over the past three days. Coalition forces cordoned off an area in Salman Pak, Iraq, and conducted a controlled detonation of an improvised-explosive-device factory. U.S. Army photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Coalition forces destroyed an al Qaeda in Iraq improvised explosive device factory yesterday during a controlled detonation in Salman Pak. While searching the factory, coalition forces found a large amount of IED-making material, including 1,000 pounds of various types of explosives. An explosive...
  • 20 Terrorists Killed, Weapons Caches Destroyed

    12/08/2006 4:27:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 532+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2006 -- Coalition forces killed 20 terrorists this morning while targeting al Qaeda terrorists in the Thar Thar area, military officials reported. Coalition forces targeted the location based on intelligence reports that indicated associates with links to multiple al Qaeda in Iraq networks were operating in the area. Ground forces were searching buildings at the targeted location when they began receiving heavy machine-gun fire from one of the buildings. The ground forces returned fire, killing two armed terrorists. Despite efforts to subdue the remaining armed terrorists, officials said, coalition forces continued to be threatened by enemy...
  • German cottage destroyed by meteor (a bolide possibly.. meteoroid splinter)

    10/21/2006 10:18:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,170+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/06 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A fire that destroyed a cottage near Bonn and injured a 77-year-old man was probably caused by a meteor and witnesses saw an arc of blazing light in the sky, German police said on Friday. Burkhard Rick, a spokesman for the police in Siegburg east of Bonn, said the fire gutted the cottage and badly burned the man's hands and face in the incident on October 10. "We sought assistance from Bochum observatory and they noted that at that particular moment the earth was near a field of meteoroid splinter and it could be assumed that particles...
  • North Korea's No. 2 leader blasts U.S. .. "the international order is destroyed."

    09/16/2006 2:48:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 569+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/16/06 | Vanessa Arrington - ap
    HAVANA - North Korea's No. 2 leader blamed the lack of world peace on the United States Saturday at the Nonaligned Summit, saying that because of its failure to respect the sovereignty of other nations, "the international order is destroyed." Parliament leader Kim Yong Nam said desires for peace by the 118 countries in the Nonaligned Movement were "confronted with grave challenges owing to the high-handed acts and unilateralism of the superpower, which denies countries and nations the independent choice of development." The resulting imbalance in global politics constitutes "grave threats to world peace and security," he said. It was...
  • Stem cell breakthrough marred by misinformation

    09/13/2006 3:09:27 PM PDT · by em2vn · 207+ views
    NewScientist ^ | September 2006 | Staff
    02 September 2006 NO EMBRYOS were harmed in making these stem cells - that was the message of a press release issued by Nature on 21 August, and reported in New Scientist (26 August, p 10) and elsewhere. Bob Lanza and his colleagues at Advanced Cell Technology had derived human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) "while leaving the embryo intact", Nature explained. That could answer those who object to the destruction of human embryos for ESC research. However, when scientists read the paper in detail they found that whereas in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) a single cell is taken without harming...
  • Israel: Long-range missile destroyed (Iranian)

    07/17/2006 10:05:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 108 replies · 7,520+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/06 | AP
    JERUSALEM - An Israeli airstrike in Lebanon on Monday destroyed at least one long-range Iranian missile capable of hitting Tel Aviv, military officials said. Israeli aircraft targeted a truck carrying the weapons before they could be launched, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of military regulations. The force of the blast sent at least one missile flying into the air, but it fell nearby. During nearly a week of fighting, Hezbollah militants have fired missiles up to 25 miles into Israel. But officials have raised concerns the guerrilla group could strike Tel Aviv, about 80 miles south...
  • Massive Earthquake Destroyed Ancient City Of Anamurium, Say Scientists

    07/08/2006 1:06:50 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,114+ views
    Massive earthquake destroyed ancient city of Anamurium, say scientists Saturday, July 8, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News The ancient city of Anamurium, located west of Mersin's Anamur district, was destroyed by a massive earthquake in the sixth century, scientists working at the site announced on Wednesday. Professor Selim Ýnan of Mersin University said in a written statement that four fault lines in the triangle formed by the Mut, Ermenek and Anamur districts had been identified during studies conducted over the last two years with Professor Nurdan Ýnan. Ýnan said the research revealed strong evidence that the ancient city was...
  • Mosque destroyed in airstrike

    06/03/2006 5:30:55 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies · 1,380+ views
    The Globe and Mall ^ | 6/3/06 | Graeme Smith
    Kandahar, Afghanistan — An airstrike in southern Afghanistan earlier this week killed 18 or 19 civilians and destroyed a mosque, according to a human-rights investigator. Amir Mohammed Ansari, a researcher for the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, returned yesterday from a visit to Kajaki District in Helmand Province, where he was checking a report by coalition forces that aircraft attacked a cluster of Taliban fighters on May 28. At the time, a statement from a Combined Joint Task Force spokesman in Bagram said more than 30 Taliban launched an unsuccessful attack and were hunted down as they retreated, blasted from...
  • 10 Terrorists Killed; Suicide Vests, Weapons Destroyed

    05/02/2006 5:25:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 584+ views
    BAGHDAD, May 2, 2006 – Coalition forces killed 10 terrorists, three of them wearing suicide vests, and wounded one at approximately 1:30 a.m. today at a safe house located approximately 40 kilometers southwest of Balad, Iraq, while searching for an al Qaeda terrorist leader. Upon the troops' arrival, a terrorist sleeping while on guard outside the safe house woke up and attempted to engage the assault troops with a pistol. The terrorist was shot before he could fire his weapon. As the wounded terrorist fell backward, he reached toward his chest and detonated a suicide vest. None of the assault...
  • Two Insurgents Killed, Eight Captured; Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed

    04/03/2006 4:41:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 399+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2006 – Two insurgents were killed and eight captured near Kirkuk, Iraq, April 1 after 101st Airborne Division soldiers spotted terrorists planting a homemade bomb near a road the soldiers frequently travel, military officials said today. The soldiers initially spotted eight men exit a suspicious truck stopped alongside the road. The men quickly dropped several artillery rounds before driving to a nearby village, where about 10 more men gathered around the truck. Within minutes, the truck drove off, and four insurgents started walking toward the makeshift bomb. Splitting into two teams, two team members positioned themselves off...
  • Phoenician City Not Destroyed

    03/15/2006 11:40:56 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 600+ views
    Ansa ^ | 3-15-2006
    Phoenician city not destroyedLife after supposed death for Motya near Trapani (ANSA) - Palermo, March 14 - An ancient Phoenician city unearthed in Sicily was inhabited after its supposed destruction, the head of an Italian dig team claims . "Our finds, including cooking pans, Phoenecian-style vases, small altars and pieces of looms, show Motya had a thriving population long after it is commonly believed to have been destroyed by the Ancient Greeks," said Maria Pamela Toti . The continued life of Motya had been put forward by various archaeologists over the years but until now no proof had been found...
  • Hitmen captured; several caches destroyed

    03/08/2006 5:56:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 464+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Capt. Douglas Herrmann, Sgt. Ken Hall, and Spc. Carlos Caro
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, March 8, 2006) – Suspected terrorists who have been known to engage in ‘murder-for-hire’ assassinations were captured in Coalition operations Feb. 26. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Company B, 10th Mountain Division had been conducting a routine inspection of vehicles in western Abu Ghraib. During a search of a suspicious vehicle, troops discovered two known murderers of Iraqi civilians. The men were carrying rifles and contracts for the murder of other Iraqis. A day prior, C Company troops acted on a tip from an Iraqi citizen and found a...
  • IED-Making Site Destroyed; Iraqi Force Frees Hostage

    03/08/2006 5:23:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 326+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Force Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, March 8, 2006 – Coalition forces destroyed an improvised explosive device-manufacturing site in Fallujah, Iraq, yesterday, and Iraqi forces freed an Iraqi hostage March 6 in Balad, military officials in Iraq reported. The coalition forces were conducting a raid looking for an al Qaeda in Iraq military operations leader and discovered the IED manufacturing site in a terrorist safe house about 10 miles east of Fallujah. Coalition forces destroyed all equipment and explosives in place. Troops detained five men during the raid. The men will be questioned about their knowledge of and involvement in terrorist activities. In Balad, a...
  • Iraqi Army Leads Operation; Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed

    02/12/2006 2:47:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 422+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 12, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, cleared the rural village of Subiyhat of insurgents yesterday, marking their second independent operation, officials said today. Marines from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, assisted in the operation by providing security on the outer perimeter. The operation resulted in the detention of four suspected insurgents and enhanced relations between the citizens of Subiyhat and the Iraqi army, officials said. It was also another step toward the Iraqi unit's operational independence, said Marine battalion commander Lt. Col. David J. Furness....
  • 420 Detainees Released; Weapons Caches Found, Destroyed

    01/26/2006 5:25:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 266+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2006 – About 420 detainees, including five women, were to be released from coalition detention facilities in Iraq today and tomorrow, officials announced. The Iraqi-led Combined Review and Release Board reviewed the detainees' cases and recommended that they be released. The board, established in August 2004, consists of members from the ministries of Human Rights, Justice and Interior, as well as officers from the multinational forces, officials noted. To date, the board has reviewed the cases of more than 26,900 detainees, recommending more than 14,100 individuals for release. In other news, Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Battalion,...
  • Millions of dollars worth of wines have been destroyed in New Orleans

    10/25/2005 11:12:50 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies · 1,438+ views
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 10/24/05 | Travis Tritten
    NEW ORLEANS - Searing heat and lack of electricity throughout New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina ruined hundreds of thousands of bottles of rare wines by degrading corks and cooking the contents. Owners fear that even those bottles that appear to have survived the hurricane may hold spoiled wine. This city's once-vibrant culinary industry, already beaten back by disaster, has been further injured by damage to its wines. Losses are estimated to be as much as tens of millions of dollars. Private collectors, restaurants and distributors are preparing to destroy much of their stock. Insurance companies are just...
  • Terrorist Safe House Destroyed; Police Station Attack Thwarted

    10/21/2005 6:06:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 389+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 21,2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2005 – Coalition forces detained five terrorists and seized a large weapons cache today when they raided a suspected al Qaeda safe house northwest of Qaim, Iraq, military officials reported. The cache consisted of weapons, ammunition, mortars and bomb-making materials, officials said. Intelligence sources and tips from local citizens led coalition forces to the location. Coalition aircraft, using precision guided munitions, destroyed the safe house and weapons cache after coalition forces left the scene. Elsewhere in Iraq, Iraqi police and coalition forces stopped short a coordinated attack on the Khalis Iraqi police station Oct. 20, in Diyala....
  • Marine Killed by Indirect Fire, Terrorist Complex Destroyed (Bittersweet Victory)

    09/16/2005 5:45:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 470+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2005 – A Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Sept. 15 from an indirect-fire explosion at Forward Operating Base Camp Ramadi in Iraq, military officials announced today. The Marine's name is being withheld, pending family notification. In other Iraq news, coalition forces raided an al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist complex south of Haditha that contained a car-bomb factory and weapons caches. Tips from local citizens and intelligence resources had confirmed the 12-building complex's existence. All terrorists had fled the facility before the coalition had arrived, but forces found that...
  • Weldon: Atta Papers Destroyed on Orders

    09/15/2005 7:20:02 PM PDT · by cope85 · 85 replies · 3,049+ views
    newsday.com/news ^ | September 15, 2005 | DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    Weldon: Atta Papers Destroyed on Orders By DONNA DE LA CRUZ Associated Press Writer September 15, 2005, 9:09 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks, a congressman said Thursday. The employee is prepared to testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was expected to name the person who ordered him to destroy the large volume of documents, said Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa. Weldon declined to name the employee, citing confidentiality matters. Weldon described the documents as "2.5 terabytes" -- as...
  • can somebody answer this question ? (Ask Reddy Kilozot)

    12/12/2004 10:16:17 AM PST · by rockinrobinhehe · 64 replies · 1,630+ views
    rockinrobinhehe, "brutally killed."
    For the past 25 years when Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, why did Saddam Hussein not use those weapons of mass destruction against the US or Israel, or hand them over to the Al-Qaeda terrorists or the terrorists in the west bank, even though during the past 25 years, on and off, the following were done which angered and humiliated Saddam Hussein (1) Israel destroyed Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactors in the 80s (2) Through the Iran-Contra scandal, the US supplied arms to Iran in the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s (3) In the 90s, the US ousted Saddam...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Nuclear power plant to be destroyed in Maine

    09/16/2004 10:18:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 786+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/16/04 | David Sharp - AP
    WISCASSET, Maine (AP) - The most visible symbol of Maine's nuclear power past - the massive domed containment building at the defunct Maine Yankee plant - will be eliminated from the landscape with a big boom this week. Explosives will bring down the reinforced concrete structure Friday, the first time explosives have been used to knock down a commercial reactor containment building, said Justin Manafort, of Manafort Bros, which is overseeing the decommissioning. "Other reactors have been taken down but none of this size or magnitude. The majority are done conventionally with cranes and torch cutting. We chose to use...