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  • Gates Encouraged by NATO Defense Ministerial Discussions

    02/07/2008 3:44:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 95+ views
    VILNIUS, Lithuania, Feb. 7, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he was encouraged by his discussions on Afghanistan with NATO defense ministers during meetings here today. Gates is attending NATO’s informal defense ministerial conference. The meeting will help set the stage for NATO’s summit of heads of state in Bucharest, Romania, in April. The secretary said he emphasized to the defense ministers that the U.S. decision to send 3,200 Marines to Afghanistan is a one-time measure. The deployment is “intended to help prevent any surge of violence in the spring,” the secretary said. The move is in the...
  • THe ***OFFICIAL *** Weekend singles thread. (Apr. 21-23

    04/21/2006 4:03:23 PM PDT · by Rca2000 · 845 replies · 4,120+ views
    4-21-06 | Rca2000, Victoria Delsoul
    OK, GUYS, LET'S S ROLL!! I thought Maybe a good way to begin tonight's discussions would be for us to share about some of the best pranks and jokes that we either played on someone,(or someone played on us) when we were younger(or nowadays, for that matter) Also, we could share about some of the crazy things we used to do, when we were younger(or perhaps still do) that were seen as fun at the time, but look foolhardy to us today. I'll start things off, and share about one thing I did about 20 years or so ago,...
  • Influencing the news for money? Seeding the "Newsvine"

    01/31/2006 12:45:00 PM PST · by Xcoastie · 2 replies · 268+ views
    Cyberjournalist.net ^ | 1/31/2006 | Cyberjournalist.net / Xcoastie
    Newsvine.com, a new type of news site created by four former Disney/ABCNEWs.com employees, is now up and running in beta. CyberJournalist.net has been invited to join the beta and is impressed with what it's seen so far. The site is a slick combination of some of the trendiest news-related tools online now, incorporating news aggregation, social networking, citizen journalism, blogging, user ratings and online discussions. Think of it as one-part Slashdot, one-part del.icio.us and one-part Google News, with a few other neat features thrown in. The site is built around four general actions: reading, discussing, writing and seeding the news....
  • Security Situation Dominates Iraq Discussions

    12/08/2005 4:40:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 8, 2005 – The security situation in Iraq continues to dominate any discussion of the road ahead in the country, coalition military officials said on background here today. Terrorists and foreign fighters are a far greater problem than their numbers, officials said. While the number of foreign fighters is actually quite small, they cause a huge number of casualties. Officials said the foreign fighters are primarily suicide bombers whose mission is to disrupt upcoming elections and derail the democratic process. Embassy officials said the suicide bombers hope to sap the will of not only Iraqis, but of the...
  • Civil Discourse - (Bruce Kesler on troubling decline in civility in America; Ward Churchill et al)

    07/21/2005 9:06:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 387+ views
    AUGUSTA FREE PRESS.COM ^ | JULY 21, 2005 | BRUCE KESLER
    While some ends may justify some means, in very extreme circumstances, it is still unavoidable that the means we choose will inevitably also transform, to some extent, the ends we achieve. So, personally, I normally overwhelmingly prefer civil means and civil discourse to their uncivil twins. For the United States, similarly, I believe civil means and civil discourse has served us most well in building a peaceful, prosperous union. I have faith that most of the American people feel likewise. A recent poll, from Democrat electoral consultants Democracy Corps, shows a stable attachment to Republicans since 2004 (43 percent), but...
  • What happens after North Korea falls? - (one expert predicts the fall before end of '05)

    05/29/2005 3:23:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 1,466+ views
    US NEWS.COM ^ | MAY 26, 2005 | MICHAEL BARONE
    It pays to take a look at the books George W. Bush hands out to his staffers. Last year Bush's book was Natan Sharansky's The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, which argues that countries that do not protect individual rights cannot be reliable partners for peace. You could hear Sharansky's arguments in Bush's extraordinary second inaugural speech in which he promised to promote freedom and democracy in the Middle East and around the world. Bush's critics like to mock him as the sort of person who never read books. But he does, and...
  • Senator Levin Undercuts Kerry Claim ("had no discussions with allies")

    08/12/2004 11:44:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 753+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 8/12/04 | The Maha
    Levin Undercuts Kerry Claim August 12, 2004 RUSH: Let's go back, August 1st, 2004, on This Week With David Brinkley, actually This Week Needed David Brinkley. Actually, George Stephanopoulos the host. John Kerry was on this program, Senator John Kerry. And Kerry is talking about his secret plan. Remember that? Kerry's got a secret plan for Iraq. Now, think of this timeline. He's got a secret plan for Iraq. That was August 1st. Here we are on August 12th, nearly two weeks later, and in the meantime between August 1st and August 12th Kerry's secret plan has become "I would...
  • KY Freepers Meeting June 12th.

    04/08/2004 2:37:20 AM PDT · by CourtneyLeigh · 3 replies · 196+ views
    June 12th, Covington Kentucky, Kenton County[tip top of KY across from Cincy]! Will be inviting State Representative Tom Kerr-(R). And there will be a former delegate there as well. Come and join us in discussion, and activism!
  • KY Freepers Meeting June 12th.

    04/08/2004 2:34:13 AM PDT · by CourtneyLeigh · 1 replies · 278+ views
    June 12th, Covington Kentucky, Kenton County[tip top of KY across from Cincy]! Will be inviting State Representative Tom Kerr-(R). And there will be a former delegate there as well. Come and join us in discussion, and activism!
  • Gore's Son Sentenced to Drug Program

    02/02/2004 10:15:44 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 46 replies · 2,434+ views
    Guardian ^ | 2/2/04 | Stephen Manning
    Md. (AP) - The 21-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore must complete substance abuse counseling as part of a pretrial diversion program to settle a marijuana possession charge. The agreement approved by a judge Monday calls for the misdemeanor charge to be dropped after a year if Albert Gore III submits to urine testing, community service and counseling, and steers clear of criminal convictions. The younger Gore, who attends Harvard University, had no comment after the brief hearing. He was accompanied by his mother, Tipper Gore, who did not comment other than saying the issue was a ``private...