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  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • Five abortion facilities have closed in Pittsburgh because of Gosnell-inspired [safety] law

    10/31/2013 12:46:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies ^ | May 16, 2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2013 ( – Tougher safety regulations passed in the wake of grisly discoveries at Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” abortion facility have resulted in the closure of five Pittsburgh abortion centers since last June.Act 122, which took effect last June, requires abortion facilities to meet the same standards as other outpatient surgical facilities in the state.While some abortion centers have been able to bring their facilities up to par, five facilities in the Pittsburgh area have been shut down. One was closed by the state health department; the others closed voluntarily. There are now only two abortion...
  • U.S. to U.N.: 'The United States Does Not Operate Any Secret Detention Facilities'

    08/13/2013 2:15:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/13/13 | JERYL BIER
    In a report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, the Obama administration unequivocally denies the existence of secret detention facilities operated by any part of the U.S. government. The document is a response to "55 questions prepared by the Committee and transmitted to the United States on January 10, 2010," ranging from CIA rendition to allegations of torture by Chicago police in the 1980s. Among those questions were several regarding the detention of suspected terrorists and combatants. Question 5(a) reads, in part: Please provide information on: (a) Whether the State party has adopted a policy that ensures that no...
  • The NSA's New Spy Facilities are 7 Times Bigger Than the Pentagon (O'Bammy's 'Library')

    07/25/2013 9:16:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Defense One ^ | 7/25/13 | Aliya Sternstein
    He works at one of the three-letter intelligence agencies and oversees construction of a $1.2 billion surveillance data center in Utah that is 15 times the size of MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and Jets. Long Island native Harvey Davis, a top National Security Agency official, needs that commanding presence. His role is to supervise infrastructure construction worldwide for NSA, which is part of the Defense Department. That involves tending to logistics, military installations, as well as power, space and cooling for all NSA data centers. In May, crews broke ground on a $792 million computing center...
  • Former Mossad Head Yatom: Israel Can't Afford Not to Strike Iran

    11/26/2011 3:53:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/11 | BESA staff
    The Begin Sadat Center, a respected think tank based at Bar Ilan University, held a conference on November 23, 2011 on the subject of "Israeli Security in a New Regional Envornment", which focused on the so-called "Arab Spring" and its implicatons. Its experts concluded that the Arab Spring is not going to result in democracy, despite original hopes in the West, and may make things even worse for Israel. "As steep as the price for hitting Iran may be, a military strike on Iran will be less painful than the cost of living with an Iranian nuclear weapons threat," argues...
  • How to Topple Iran's Ayatollahs

    11/25/2011 2:14:44 PM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear World ^ | Jamsheed Choksy
    Why, despite the growing danger posed by Iran's nuclear program, have the United States and other nations restricted themselves to negotiations, economic sanctions and electronic intrusions? None of those tactics has been particularly effective or produced enduring changes. The main argument against military action is that it would set Iran's nuclear program back only a few years, and that Tehran would retaliate directly and via surrogates, drawing the U.S. into another unwinnable war. Many fear also that Iranians will rally behind their regime with nationalist fervor, dashing hope of regime change for decades and turning Iran's largely pro-Western population against...
  • Global Economy? 23 Facts showing Std. of Living Of our Middle Class pushing to 3rd World Levels

    03/03/2011 1:50:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 03/03/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Global Economy? 23 Facts Which Prove That Globalism Is Pushing The Standard Of Living Of The Middle Class Down To Third World Levels From now on, whenever you hear the term "the global economy" you should immediately equate it with the destruction of the U.S. middle class. Over the past several decades, the American economy has been slowly but surely merged into the emerging one world economic system. Unfortunately for the middle class, much of the rest of the world does not have the same minimum wage laws and worker protections that we do. Therefore, the massive global corporations that...
  • List of Facilities Vital to US Security Leaked

    12/05/2010 10:13:44 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | December 5, 2010 | Jonathan Marcus
    A long list of key facilities around the world that the US describes as vital to its national security has been released by Wikileaks. The US State Department in February 2009 asked all US missions abroad to list all installations whose loss could critically affect US national security. The list includes pipelines, communication and transport hubs. Several UK sites are listed, including cable locations, satellite sites and BAE Systems plants. This is probably the most controversial document yet from the Wikileaks organisation.
  • RED HORSE Airmen construct new facilities

    01/22/2010 4:40:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 249+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Airman 1st Class Allison M. Boehm, USAF
    1/21/2010 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFNS) -- The 557th Expeditionary Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron of Engineers recently constructed three buildings outside of Joint Base Balad in two months in support of the responsible drawdown of U.S. servicemembers from Iraq. The team of 26 RED HORSE Airmen constructed a badging office that will be used by U.S security forces along with Ugandan security, a security station that will serve both U.S. military and Iraqi police and a medical training facility that will be used by U.S. military and Iraqi civilians. The effort was geared toward helping build...
  • Jihadists Sharing Maps of Strategic Facilities Worldwide

    04/28/2009 8:25:57 AM PDT · by Baruchg · 6 replies · 458+ views
    Israel National News ^ | April 28, 2009 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    Jihadist websites recently carried a series of maps displaying strategic, military and nuclear facilities in many countries around the world, including Israel. Other items shared by jihadists over the Internet include newspaper clippings about alleged Israeli army bases in Africa. The detailed maps are presented by Islamic fundamentalists alongside calls to carry out strikes against the named targets, according to a report released Monday by the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR). One recent message specifies "important nuclear facilities and military bases that...
  • New Iraqi Army Facility Taking Shape

    04/20/2009 4:30:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 233+ views
    AMARAH — Construction of the Iraqi Army’s (IA) new Maymona Location Command in southeast Iraq is on schedule for completion by September, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The $35.9 million project, overseen by USACE’s Gulf Region Division (GRD), will provide a base for 1,000 Iraqi Soldiers. “This location command will support Iraqi Army units stationed in our area,” explained Ali Abdul, the Iraqi engineer overseeing construction for the GRD. “It will ensure our Iraqi Soldiers have the supplies they need as they improve security in our area.” Shelly Carter, a GRD construction representative, says the Iraqi...
  • CA: AQMD moratorium places hold on new public facilities, small business plants

    03/30/2009 9:00:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 655+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | 3/30/09 | Mike Sprague
    Don't plan on seeing the opening of any new public facilities or for that matter new small businesses which have generators or other polluting devices. Local government and others can't get the necessary permits from the South Coast Air Quality Management District due to a November court decision that many are just learning about. If this issue is not resolved, it could mean that the Whittier police station or a Los Angeles County fire station on the border of La Mirada and Habra - both under construction - can't open. Both have small emergency generators and need permits from AQMD....
  • Muslims in America, The Series, Part Two, Islam in US Prisons

    02/10/2009 7:07:37 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 11 replies · 963+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 10, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    February 10, 2009 Part Two: Islam in American Prisons By Kathy Shaidle RightSideNews Copyright © 2009 "One in 10 inmates behind bars turns to Islam." It was small story in a local newspaper called the Daily Herald out of Everett, Washington, but it spread quickly around the internet, thanks to that startling claim. The paper's February 2009 investigation declared that so-called "prison Islam" was the fastest-growing religious group in U.S. correctional facilities. Some of those worshippers claim affiliation with the Nation of Islam (NOR), a black separatist movement that was launched and promoted by two convicts, Elijah Mohammed and his...
  • New, Refurbished Facilities Open in Afghanistan Province

    03/31/2008 4:39:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 74+ views
    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, March 31, 2008 – Afghan government officials held opening ceremonies for a new medical clinic, district center and refurbished school March 26 in the Khakrez district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. Haji Wahab, district chief, and Dr. Zamai, district health officer, cut the ribbon to mark the opening of a new medical clinic that will serve about 23,000 people in the Khakrez district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, March 26, 2008. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Coalition forces who facilitated the development of these projects also were in attendance. Haji Wahab, Khakrez district chief,...
  • U.S. Contractors Working to Improve Facilities for Iraqi Police

    10/25/2006 10:54:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 284+ views
    ERBIL, Iraq, Oct. 25, 2006 – Law enforcement is one of most urgently needed careers in Iraq, a country rife with insurgent, sectarian and criminal violence. The rush to recruit, train and equip the new Iraqi police forces has gone hand in hand with renovating facilities for offices, headquarters, and training centers, U.S. officials here said. Since conflict began in Iraq in 2003, fatalities among police officers, many of these rookies or men still cueing to enlist, have topped 4,000. One leader in the drive to build an effective Iraqi police force since 2004 is the Air Force Center for...
  • CA: Health czar to order new prison medical facilities (after legislators fail to act)

    09/19/2006 4:54:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 331+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/19/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    The federal receiver in charge of inmate health care in California prisons said Tuesday that he will order construction of new prison medical facilities on his own after lawmakers failed to act during a special session last month. Robert Sillen said he will seek space for 500 emergency beds within six months and a total of 5,000 new beds in five years. He said the beds are needed to improve a health care system that kills an average of an inmate a week through neglect or malpractice. Sillen and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked lawmakers to approve two new prisons for...
  • ‘Dustoff’ Company transports injured to treatment facilities

    07/11/2006 4:32:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 393+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jul 10, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Reginald Rogers
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Army News Service, July 10, 2006) – One unit has sole responsibility for getting Baghdad-stationed coalition forces and civilians in need of medical care to the right treatment facilities. Since November 2005, more than 3,500 patients have been transported by Company C, 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. The more than 80 Soldiers assigned to the unit operate from Camp Taji and Forward Operating Base Falcon. Missions taken on by the “Dustoff” Company are categorized as urgent or priority according to patients’ conditions. “Our overall mission is to facilitate the safest and...
  • Airmen volunteers help improve medical facilities in Kyrgyzstan

    04/03/2006 6:35:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 268+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Lara Gale
    4/3/2006 - MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- Airmen are working to improve the lives of patients at two Bishkek medical facilities. Last week, volunteers from the Manas Air Base Outreach Society, or MABOS, visited patients in a children’s heart ward and a burn unit in medical centers in Bishkek. They delivered donated medical supplies, linen, toys and treats for the children. They also met with doctors to make arrangements for helping improve capabilities for the long term; paid for a doctor’s advanced training from the heart ward, and worked toward creating an in-house rehabilitation training program and improving medical...
  • Iran Races To Defend Nuclear Facilities

    01/24/2006 5:48:30 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,094+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-25-2006 | Thomas Harding - Anton La Guardia
    Iran races to defend nuclear facilities By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent and Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 25/01/2006) Iran is racing to dig a network of tunnels and upgrade its air defences to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attacks by America or Israel, it was reported yesterday. Israel this week issued thinly-veiled warnings that it has drawn up plans for pre-emptive strikes against Iran. The United States insists it will not take the military option "off the table". Seeking to avoid a repeat of Israel's 1981 air raid on Osiraq, Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactor, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah...
  • Biowarfare : Another "Sverdlosk Incident" in Russia ?

    08/25/2005 9:28:24 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 22 replies · 2,762+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 08/25/05 | vanity
    Biowarfare : Another “Sverdlosk Incident” in Russia ? I’ve been looking at two recent (and ongoing) outbreaks of Tularemia in Russia: (Source: ProMed : Archives # 20050824.2503; # 20050822.2467; # 20050718.2066 ) 1. 96 people –66 from Dzerzhinsk region; 30 from Nizhniy Novogorod. 2. 56 people – all from the Ryazan area , which borders on Nizhniy Novogorod and Vladimir. What makes it notable is that Tularemia is a fairly rare disease: the Ryazan area had only 4 known cases in 2004. (No historic stats were furnished on the Nizhniy Novgoros area or Dzerzhinsk , but the number of cases...
  • Senate agrees to give regulators power on liquefied natural gas facilities (FERC to have final say)

    06/22/2005 9:43:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 383+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/22/05 | H. Josef Hebert - AP
    WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Wednesday to give federal regulators clear authority to override state objections to the siting of liquefied natural gas import facilities, rejecting a proposal that would have allowed governors to block a project because of public health or the environmental concerns. Supporters for increased federal authority over LNG import facilities argued that the country will require huge increases of natural gas imports in coming years and that state-imposed roadblocks could hamstring needed import projects. They argued states will continue to have a say in siting decisions because of various local and state requirements for local permits....
  • Amnesty and al Qaeda: The instructive case of Ahmed Hikmat Shakir-(AI helped free him!)

    06/06/2005 9:33:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 461+ views
    OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | JUNE 7, 2005 | Editor
    It's good to see that Amnesty International has had to backtrack from its comparison of Guantanamo Bay to the Soviet "gulag." Less than two weeks after making that analogy, Amnesty's U.S. boss issued what amounted to a full retraction on "Fox News Sunday" this weekend. "Clearly, this is not an exact or a literal analogy," said William Schulz. "In size and in duration, there are not similarities between U.S. detention facilities and the gulag. . . . People are not being starved in those facilities. They're not being subjected to forced labor." Thanks for clearing that up. And what about...
  • N.Y. Times: Iraq Had WMD 'Stockpiles' in 2003

    03/13/2005 5:53:53 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 4,096+ views
    In a stunning about-face, the New York Times reported Sunday that when the U.S. attacked Iraq in March 2003, Saddam Hussein possessed "stockpiles of monitored chemicals and materials," as well as sophisticated equipment to manufacture nuclear and biological weapons, which was removed to "a neighboring state" before the U.S. could secure the weapons sites. The U.N.'s Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission [UNMOVIC] "has filed regular reports to the Security Council since last May," the paper said, "about the dismantlement of important weapons installations and the export of dangerous materials to foreign states." "Officials of the commission and the [International] Atomic...
  • Bin Laden Urges Fighters to Strike Oil Facilities (terorists)

    12/17/2004 9:24:16 PM PST · by crushelits · 9 replies · 675+ views
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden has urged militants to concentrate their attacks on Iraqi and Gulf oil facilities, saying it was the most powerful weapon against America, said a transcript of a tape played on the Internet. "Weakening America in Iraq economically, morally and through loss of life is a golden and unique opportunity that you should not waste so not to have remorse," said the tape. The transcript was seen on Friday after the tape was posted on the Internet on Thursday. "The main driving reason behind the enemy's hegemony over our countries is to steal our...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!

    09/24/2004 9:46:05 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 132 replies · 3,912+ views
    The recent announcement of a deal for Israel to acquire thousands of Precision-Guided-Munitions (PGM) went largely unheralded by Elite-Media, who mostly yawned and ho-hummed the sale. One source, the Seattle Post Intelligencer did little more than the intellectually lazy approach, recycling an AP report but the numbers in the report were very telling: 3000 2000-pound laser-guided bombs, 1000 1000-pound laser-guided bombs and 500 500-pound precision-guided bombs. The most important number noted above is the huge number of 2000-pound PGM’s – these are heavy, penetrating munitions needed to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. The PGM’s also have a satellite-targeting option allowing the...
  • Iran again warns Israel against attacking nuclear facilities

    08/23/2004 10:12:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 308+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/23/04 | Ray Lilley - AP
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Insisting that Tehran's nuclear program is peaceful, Iran's foreign minister reiterated Tuesday that Iran would retaliate to any Israeli strike against its nuclear facilities. "If they would do that, we would react," Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said during a visit to New Zealand. "We have our defense capability and that certainly keeps others from exercising such a threat. They know what is our capability and how ... we react." Kharrazi's comments echo similar statements made last week by Iran, which warned Israel it would attack the Dimona nuclear facility if its own facilities were...
  • Six-year Plan for California School Construction Robs Students of Facilities, Cheats Taxpayers

    03/01/2004 10:34:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 167+ views
    Hoover Dam, Empire State Building Constructed Faster than California SchoolsSAN FRANCISCO, CA - "Schools take six years or more to build in California, longer than a student's elementary education, and are as expensive as possible because of dated legislation and a bureaucratic quagmire, according to No Place to Learn: California's School Facilities Crisis, a new study by the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). "California students are not getting the facilities they need for a quality education," said author K. Lloyd Billingsley, editorial director at PRI. "The cause is an obsolete bureaucratic system better at enriching adults than serving the needs of...
  • Russia seeks permanent access to NATO facilities

    02/07/2004 2:23:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 261+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/7/04 | Paul Ames - AP
    <p>MUNICH, Germany (AP) - Russia's defense minister on Saturday urged NATO to give his country permanent access to any new alliance bases in Poland or the Baltic states, underscoring Moscow's concerns about a possible eastward redeployment of U.S. troops in Europe.</p>
  • N. Korea's Ace in the Hole

    11/17/2003 4:45:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 114+ views
    Free North Korea! ^ | 11/14/03 | Barbara Demick
    N. Korea's Ace in the Hole The secretive nation is said to have thousands of underground facilities. They help keep weapons sites out of view -- and the U.S. military's reach. By Barbara Demick SEOUL — Like so many worker ants, the North Korean soldiers spent their days underground in a vast labyrinth of tunnels. Their daily commute involved walking down four steep flights of stairs, then passing through a corridor that went nearly 800 yards into a mountain. They carried tightly sealed cartons, believed to contain raw materials for North Korea's secret weapons programs. Some days, especially if they...
  • Notes on the Big Blackout - We needs more power facilities!

    08/15/2003 8:19:50 AM PDT · by NutmegGuy · 39 replies · 486+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | August 15, 2003 | Alan Caruba
    There's a fundamental reason for the latest blackout on the East Coast. The United States of America needs more power facilities. I'm not talking about ten thousand windmills on the coast of Massachusetts or seventy square miles of solar collectors in Vermont. I'm talking about burning coal and using natural gas. I'm talking about hydroelectric plants and, yes, nuclear-based plants. All of them gloriously producing electricity. Reality pulled the plug from Ottawa to Detroit, from Toledo to Hartford, from Cleveland to New York City. Millions of New Yorkers had to walk across the bridges to the other Boroughs to get...
  • Mike Emmanuel Reporting New Terror Threat!

    04/30/2003 7:02:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 161 replies · 350+ views
    Mike Emmanuel of Foxnews is reporting that a new terror threat has been issued for Nuclear Power Plants. Plots have been uncovered that facilities have been targeted. Keep your heads up everyone!!
  • Iran to Disclose Info on Nuke Facilities

    02/22/2003 7:37:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 162+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/23/02 | Ali Akbar Daraini - AP
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has agreed to provide early information about any proposed nuclear facility's design, the top U.N. nuclear inspector said Saturday. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency who is in charge of nuclear inspections in Iraq, also said Iran will consider letting his agency inspect undeclared nuclear facilities without prior announcement. "It is a sign of greater transparency from Iran regarding its nuclear programs," he told reporters at the end of a two-day visit to Iran. ElBaradei's visit to Iran included a tour of an incomplete nuclear plant in Natanz, about 200 miles south of...
  • Anthrax Traces Found in Mail Facility

    05/09/2002 9:27:22 AM PDT · by codebreaker · 7 replies · 232+ views
    MSNBC Breaking ^ | May 9, 2002 | Lester Holt
    May be left over from last fall, testing to determine-no location yet .God bless the postal workers, we don't look out for em enough.