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  • Nameless

    10/21/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-21-14 | Richard Fernandez
    Spengler (David Goldman) observes that the Muslim world is experiencing a “social unraveling on a scale not seen in the region since the Mongol invasion”. It’s at 18 million refugees and counting. “There are millions of young men in the Muslim world sitting in refugee camps with nothing to do, nowhere to go back to, and nothing to look forward to. And there are tens of millions more watching their misery with outrage. Never has an extremist movement had so many frustrated and footloose young men in its prospective recruitment pool.” Actually it’s worse than that. Spengler’s table omits Mali,...
  • TMZ, Howard Stern Show star in Goodell press conference circus

    09/19/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 49 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | September 19, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT | Michael David Smith
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s press conference did not allay all the concerns that fans and the general public have about the league’s handling of domestic violence. But the press conference did feature some strange situations. For starters, a reporter from TMZ, which broke this whole issue open by publishing the now-infamous video of Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator, asked Goodell why the NFL couldn’t find that video. Goodell didn’t have much of an answer. This was their exchange: TMZ: “You suspended Ray Rice after our video. Why didn’t you have the curiosity to go to the casino...
  • RADICAL JIHADIST WEBSITE IN ARABIC SUPPORTING "OCCUPY WALL STREET" MOVEMENT (Just Found)

    10/20/2011 5:10:13 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 57 replies
    Hanein Website (in Arabic) ^ | 20 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    Some Islamist (Wahhabist/Sunni) fundamentalist anti-American terrorists have been uncovered and are apparantly in support of the "Occupy Wall Street Movement" in the United States, and providing moral and perhaps personnel support based on monitoring of their Arabic language website. FBI and local law enforcement anti-terrorist units should be notified. Apologies for the link to this group's site (and the specific web section in which they promote "Occupy Wall Street"), but it proves the wider point for evidence' sake. FR of course does not condone nor support such activity (disclaimer). For information and investigative journalist purposes only. The site supporting...
  • To defuse 'flash' protest, BART cuts riders' cell service. Is that legal?

    08/12/2011 6:21:11 PM PDT · by tje · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 12, 2011 | Patrik Jonsson
    The decision by Bay Area Rapid Transit officials to cut off cellphone service Thursday evening – to forestall a planned protest – raises a fundamental question: Do Americans have a basic right to digital free speech or to digitally organized assembly? Because July protests against BART police shootings had turned violent, BART officials took the unusual step to protect public safety, they said. The tactic may have worked: No protests took place Thursday night at BART stations. Temporarily shutting down cell service and beefing up police patrols were "great tool[s] to utilize for this specific purpose," BART police Lt. Andy...
  • Chile volcano ash cloud flight disruption spreads

    06/07/2011 11:57:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/7/11 | BBC News
    Flights in several South American countries are being disrupted by clouds of ash spewed by a Chile volcano range. Flight to and from the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have been suspended, while in Chile, Santiago airport has also seen cancellations. Earlier, Chilean authorities expanded the evacuation area around the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range, about 800km (500 miles) south of Santiago. It began erupting at the weekend and continues to belch a column of ash. Aviation officials say around 60 flights - domestic and international - from Ezeiza and Aeroparque airports in Buenos Aires have been cancelled. The country's main airlines -...
  • ADAM KOKESH, MEDA BENJAMIN AND CODE PINK LOSERS GET ARRESTED AT DC MEMORIAL

    05/29/2011 5:14:49 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/28/2011 | Adam Kokesh
    Adam kokesh, Medea Benjamin instigate a disturbance in a DC Memorial!!
  • White House: Global Warming Out, 'Global Climate Disruption' In

    09/16/2010 2:26:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/16/10
    White House: Global Warming Out, 'Global Climate Disruption' InPublished September 16, 2010 From the administration that brought you "man-caused disaster" and "overseas contingency operation," another terminology change is in the pipeline. The White House wants the public to start using the term "global climate disruption" in place of "global warming" -- fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is. White House science adviser John Holdren urged people to start using the phrase during a speech last week in Oslo, echoing a plea he made three years earlier. Holdren said global warming...
  • President Obama says First Family won't join a D.C. church

    03/31/2010 3:48:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 58 replies · 1,565+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2010 | Peter Barry Chowka
    On Monday, March 29, 2010, President Obama was interviewed by NBC News and portions were broadcast on the Today show on March 30. According to the The Caucus blog at the New York Times: "Mr. Obama said he would not select a church while living in the White House. 'What we have decided for now is not to join a single church, and the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services,' he said. Instead, he said he would from time to time visit St. John's Church, across Lafayette Square from the White House,...
  • Protester disrupts House, shouts 'Kill the bill!'

    03/22/2010 3:10:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 21, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A Democratic lawmaker says a protester stood up in the House gallery, yelled "Kill the bill" and was cheered by Republicans. Angry demonstrators opposed to the health care bill gathered outside the Capitol on Sunday. Democratic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts says that one stood up in the House gallery and shouted, "Kill the bill. The people don't want this." As the man was yelling and ushers tried to escort him out, several Republicans stood up on the House floor and cheered. Said Frank: "I've never seen this — for the Republicans to stand up and cheer the...
  • Evidence of Unions Encouraging Tea Party "Participation"

    04/15/2009 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 21 replies · 2,386+ views
    8:50 AM, Wednesday, April 15, Echo Park, a community adjoining downtown Los Angeles. This is unprecedented. Hence I am suspicious and for good reason as explained below. I am asking that others relate their experiences, especially in Los Angeles. Today, and never before today, all three garbage trucks have completed their rounds by 8:35 AM. Normally the green barrels are picked up first, between 6:30 and 7. Then the black or the blue considerably later -- sometimes after 2 PM. Today, the black barrels were picked up first beginning around 6 AM. This pattern has repeated regularly for as long...
  • New Mormon anti-freeper site and campaign to bankrupt FR

    03/29/2009 2:35:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2,018 replies · 24,050+ views
    rumor mill | March 29, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    I understand there is a new anti-freeper site started by disgruntled former and present Mormon FReepers and it is their intention of bankrupting FR during the coming Freepathon by withholding their donations and disrupting our activities. Well, all I can say is, if they feel that badly against FR, by all means they should withhold their donations and drop out of FR. But it they attempt to disrupt our operations I will guarantee they will no longer be members of FR. If that is their wish, so be it. I'm not going to try to defend FR from their claims...
  • The Trolls Among Us

    08/01/2008 12:50:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies · 512+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2008 | Mattathias Schwartz
    ... In the late 1980s, Internet users adopted the word “troll” to denote someone who intentionally disrupts online communities. Early trolling was relatively innocuous, taking place inside of small, single-topic Usenet groups. The trolls employed what the M.I.T. professor Judith Donath calls a “pseudo-naïve” tactic, asking stupid questions and seeing who would rise to the bait. The game was to find out who would see through this stereotypical newbie behavior, and who would fall for it. As one guide to trolldom puts it, “If you don’t fall for the joke, you get to be in on it.” Today the Internet...
  • 128 Million Square Kilometers Were Covered By Snow At China (up to 20 inches)

    02/01/2008 9:10:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 78 replies · 568+ views
    128 Million Square Kilometers Were Covered By Snow At China Source:China Meteorological News Press According to CMA meteorological satellite remote sensing monitoring for snow cover, up to January 28, the total area covered by snow at 15 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) is 128.21 million square kilometers. More than 90% of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei and Shannxi were covered by snow. The depth of snow cover at central Anhui and south Jiangsu is 30~45 cm and some areas even reached 50 cm. China suffered rare and sustained low temperature, rain, snow and freezing weather since January 10. Experts said...
  • Cable damage hits Internet connectivity

    01/31/2008 3:40:41 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 4 replies · 98+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 31 Jan 2008 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Internet users in India struggled with slow surfing speeds and companies tapped redundancy systems to overcome a disruption to international connectivity. The problem was caused due to the breakdown of two undersea cables in the Mediterranean. An anchoring ship off Egypt's Alexandria coast damaged Indian-owned FLAG cable and also SEA-ME-WE on Wednesday morning and urgent repair teams had set sail for the location. An official of Reliance group, which owns FLAG, said the repair will take about 10 days. But some mission-critical operations can sometimes suffer. Wednesday's disruption in SEA-ME-WE and Indian-owned FLAG cables had not been resolved...
  • Taiwan quake disrupts some communications services in S. Korea (& Asia; undersea cable cut)

    12/27/2006 1:01:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 1,480+ views
    Yonhap news ^ | 12/27/06
    (LEAD) Taiwan quake disrupts some communications services in S. Korea SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Yonhap) -- KT Corp., South Korea's largest fixed-line operator, said Wednesday their undersea fiber optic cables were disconnected in the southern seas off Taiwan due to a strong earthquake Tuesday night, disrupting communications services for local foreign companies. KT said that an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude took place at 9:42 p.m. on Tuesday in the area 23 kilometers south of Taiwan, cutting cable lines under the sea, A total of 92 cable lines were found to have been damaged, the company said, adding that the number may...
  • Political Debate-Rutgers Style (Protestors protest the debate itself !)

    02/24/2006 6:33:53 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 553+ views
    The Daily Targum ^ | 02/24/06 | vanity
    The Rutgers College Republicans and the Rutgers University Democrats squared off on a range of topics - from health care to education to the death penalty - Wednesday on the fourth floor of Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. However, The debate between the Rutgers University Democrats and the Rutgers College Republicans did not get underway without incident. Protestors raise banners Members of the Student and Education Workers Union interrupted President of the Rutgers College Republicans Joseph McCarthy, a Rutgers College senior, before he completed the first sentence of his first answer in the debate.
  • Freep This Poll! re: Mother Sheehan's ejection from SOTU

    02/01/2006 1:09:23 PM PST · by pillut48 · 23 replies · 1,286+ views
    "Do you agree with the decision by Capitol Police to remove activist Cindy Sheehan from the gallery at the president's State of the Union speech because she was wearing a T-shirt with an antiwar slogan?" -------------------------------------------- Actually was alerted to this on Daily Chaos, where someone said "Freep this poll!" What's the old cliche? "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"? ;-)
  • Taiwan:Legislative session opens with mayhem(fisticuff, shouting match, flying refreshment)

    09/15/2005 4:27:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 526+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 09/14/05 | KO SHU-LING
    Legislative session opens with mayhem NATION'S ELITE: Fisticuffs, shouting matches, flying refreshments -- the first day of the new legislative session was entertaining, but not much useful was accomplished By KO SHU-LINGSTAFF REPORTER Wednesday, Sep 14, 2005,Page 1 DPP Legislator Wang Shu-hui, left, attacks KMT Legislator Kuo Su-chun, right, after Kuo tore up a copy of Premier Frank Hsieh's policy report that he was scheduled to deliver yesterday at the opening of a new sitting of the legislature.PHOTO: CNA Water cups flew and lawmakers held shoving matches in what was likely the start of yet another acrimonious and unproductive legislative...
  • 'The Disruption Made Teaching Virtually Impossible. I Could Not Believe What I Saw' (UK)

    04/23/2005 6:23:18 PM PDT · by blam · 64 replies · 2,154+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-24-2005 | Julie Henry
    'The disruption made teaching virtually impossible. I could not believe what I saw' By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent (Filed: 24/04/2005) As the petite, middle-aged teacher shouts desperately for the 20th time for the out-of-control class to be quiet, a faint, childish boy's voice can be heard, calling out above the deafening din: "Suck ** ***, miss". The appalling scene of classroom disorder and disrespect is just one of many captured on film for a channel Five documentary, to be screened this week, which will reignite the debate on how to tackle bad behaviour in schools. 'Sylvia Thomas', a teacher who...
  • 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!
  • Mt. Laurel, NJ, "salt attacker" strikes again

    11/02/2004 5:05:48 PM PST · by tangodown · 8 replies · 442+ views
    NJ relative | November 2, 2004 | Self
    Sorry, can't find newsarticle. My mother-in-law lives in Mt. Laurel. She just called and says the guy who dumped the white powder (salt) in the polling place this morning, struck again. this time it is the local firestation /polling place. I don't believe anyone caught him. I'm going to try to find news.
  • WHO WILL A.N.S.W.E.R. ???

    08/26/2004 1:51:09 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 34 replies · 836+ views
    08/26/04 | vanity
    I see by the papers the courts have barred two "protest" organizations from rioting on the Great Lawn of Central Park during the Republican convention. One group is a home-grown variant of Hezbollah;the other is International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism).Just for the heck of it,I decided to check out the latter group's website. It's pretty clear, from the articles posted today on their site,they are telling their followers they have "overcome" the hostile City and its running-dog Courts,and that the way is clear to hold troop and stomp on the Great Lawn (which they are...
  • Group Planning Illegal Protests on Second Day of Convention

    08/04/2004 9:54:16 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 61 replies · 1,233+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8.5.2004 | Diane Cardwell
    August 5, 2004 Group Planning Illegal Protests on Second Day of ConventionBy DIANE CARDWELL embers of a group opposed to the Republican National Convention, many describing themselves as anarchists, said yesterday that they would carry out illegal protest activities on the convention's second day.Organizers in the group, the A31 Action Coalition, said they were calling for a nationwide day of nonviolent civil disobedience on Aug. 31 aimed at using parts of Midtown to stage demonstrations, without permits, against the Bush administration. The organizers said they were looking to break free of government intervention to have their say; they called the...
  • UK Warns of More Flight Disruption in Terror War

    01/03/2004 5:57:20 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 2 replies · 135+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 3, 2004 | Michelle Green
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Saturday a specific threat led to the grounding of several British Airways flights this week and warned that more cancellations might be needed to prevent another September 11-style attack. Amid reports members of the militant Islamist al Qaeda group were plotting another spectacular aviation attack, Transport Secretary Alistair Darling said British security services had information supporting U.S intelligence on a risk to the canceled BA flights. "The threat that we now face is likely to endure for many years," he added in a BBC interview, without giving more details. "There may occasionally, from time...
  • Jack Kemp on Hannity and Colmes criticizing Newt for criticizing Colin Powell NOW!

    04/25/2003 6:15:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 136 replies · 263+ views
    Jack Kemp is on Hannity and Colmes critizing Newt Gingrich for criticizing Colin Powell. Jack claims that Newt's statement plays into the hands of Daschle. Jack thinks that Newt's opinion was poorly timed. Newt thinks that we should have been tougher with our diplomacy, and I see nothing wrong with that.
  • Key Bridge Wash DC Blocked

    03/20/2003 5:39:52 AM PST · by muawiyah · 144 replies · 1,768+ views
    Arlington Police and fire have blocked off Lynn Street and other streets in vicinity of Key Bridge. Looks like hundreds of police on the scene. So far no word on what precipitated the event, but this hasn't happened before.
  • Democrat punished for disrupting Republican campaign

    10/09/2002 9:29:38 PM PDT · by hoosierskypilot · 3 replies · 318+ views
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. — The campaign manager for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Curry acknowledged that a staff member helped set up a noisy protest that disrupted a tour by the Republican incumbent.</p> <p>Campaign manager Roy Occhiogrosso said he planned to take action against the worker, but would not say whether the person would be fired.</p>
  • "Dirty Bombs": An In-Depth Primer, incl. History and Uses

    06/12/2002 11:41:40 PM PDT · by katman · 8 replies · 375+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2002 | Joe Katzman
    The recent Mujahir announcement has really put this issue on the table. I've just finished a very comprehensive look at "dirty bombs," including their history, uses, and connection to 4th Generation Warfare. It's intended to be a fairly definitive primer, much more detailed than you've seen at news sites like CNN.
  • Freeping lessons please

    04/02/2002 6:55:31 PM PST · by Mensch · 18 replies · 370+ views
    4/2/02 | Mensch
    Pardon the vanity, but does anybody know where I can obtain information on carrying out a successful Freep? Slogans, chants, taunts, street theater, tactics those sorts of things. I know the left holds inumerable seminars on this stuff, but I believe right thinking individuals are pretty much bereft of such resources. Any help is appreciated. Mensch.