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  • Live Cams of the fighting in Gaza

    07/22/2014 5:35:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 144 replies
    Russia Today Ustream ^ | 7-22-2014 | Putin Toady
    RT has two cameras on a split screeen, overlooking Gaza. You can hear the 'crump' of mortars or artillery, and the whine of at least two drones in the air. It is just before the dawn there. You can hear the call to prayer in the background, right now.
  • Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria fighting

    12/08/2013 5:56:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13
    A top military commander of Hezbollah, which is helping Syrian troops battle rebels, has died in fighting in Syria, a Lebanese security source said. "Ali Bazzi, a high-ranking Hezbollah military commander, was killed today in a combat zone," said the source on Sunday, without specifying the location. Sources have confirmed the death of Bazzi to Al Jazeera. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported earlier that Hezbollah fighters died Sunday during battles in Nabuk, one of the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun region bordering Lebanon. "There is fierce fighting in Nabuk between government forces, backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters,...
  • Judge to rule in morning about Trayvon fighting texts after contentious nightime hearing

    07/10/2013 5:52:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 7-9-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    A hearing was held this evening, concluding just before 10 p.m., on the attempt of the defense to introduce expert testimony as to text messages regarding fighting found on Trayvon Martin’s cell phone. The judge previously had ruled that such social media evidence could not be mentioned in jury selection or opening statements. A large group of texts and photos were released in late May, but only some of them are at issue now. [video] The judge expressed concern (full embed below) about admissibility on ground of authentication, that the defense could prove that the texts were to and from...
  • Senior Hizbullah Official Killed in Syria Fighting

    05/19/2013 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/13 | Elad Benari
    A senior Hizbullah terrorist was among 20 members of the group who were killed in intense fighting in Syria on Sunday, Al Arabiya reports. According to the report, the Hizbullah terrorists were killed in the Syrian town of Qusayr, following clashes between Syrian rebels and regime forces who attempted to enter the town earlier in the day. Sources also told Al Arabiya that dozens of Hizbullah members were wounded during the fight and had been taken to hospitals in Beirut, Lebanon for treatment. .....
  • Hundreds of European Muslims fighting Assad

    04/25/2013 9:23:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 4/25/13 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    European intelligence agencies are worried that European Muslims fighting in Syria will return to carry out terrorist attacks because of their contacts built with al-Qaida, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The UK, Ireland and France are the Western countries believed to have the most fighters in Syria, according to the report, which quotes EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove as saying that about 500 Muslims from Europe are fighting with the rebels. However, according to Soeren Kern, a senior fellow for the New York-based Gatestone Institute, and a longtime observer of Islam in Europe, more than 1,000 European Muslims are...
  • Fighting Back: How to fight the radicals who play by the “Rules for Radicals”

    03/21/2013 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Nachum ^ | 3/21/13 | Nachum
    Fighting Back: How to fight the radicals who play by the “Rules for Radicals” Here is the complete list from Alinsky. * RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)  Rule 1: Radicals are your enemy.  They think you have power over...
  • Israel drawn into Syria fighting for first time

    11/11/2012 8:08:32 AM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Israel was drawn into the Syrian civil war for the first time on Sunday, firing warning shots into the neighboring country after a stray mortar shell from across the border hit an Israeli military post. The Israeli military said the mortar fire caused no injuries or damage at the post in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and then annexed. But in recent weeks, incidents of errant fire from Syria to the north have multiplied, leading Israel to warn that it holds Syria responsible for fire on Israeli-held territory.
  • Clashes Break Out Between Jordanian and Syrian Troops

    08/11/2012 10:31:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/12 | Elad Benari
    Fighting involving armored vehicles broke out on Friday between Jordanian and Syrian troops at a border region that has been used as a passage for refugees fleeing Syria, a Syrian opposition activist who witnessed the incident told Reuters. The fighting occurred in the Tel Shihab-Turra area after a number of Syrian refugees attempted to cross into Jordan, the activist said. A Jordanian source later confirmed that fighting broke out between Jordanian and Syrian forces in the Tel Shehab-Turra border region, but said there appeared to have been no Jordanian deaths. “The Syrian side fired across the border and fighting ensued....
  • NCAA: Don't bring Fighting Sioux name to playoffs

    03/01/2012 2:02:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    newsobserver.com ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dale Wetzel
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- University of North Dakota teams risk forfeiting any post-season games if their athletes, cheerleaders or band wear or display the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo, an NCAA official said Wednesday. Bernard Franklin, an NCAA executive vice president, said in a letter to university provost Paul LeBel that the university "must forfeit competition" if "it has not adhered to this requirement" in any post-season games that UND teams have been invited to play in. "We ask that the university take measures to minimize or eliminate the presence of the imagery or nickname brought to...
  • Spirit Lake takes legal action against NCAA

    11/01/2011 10:47:32 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 24 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 11/1/2011 | Herald Staff Report
    Spirit Lake Tribal Council representatives announced this morning that legal action has been taken against the NCAA over the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. According to attorney Reed Soderstrom, representing the Committee of Understanding and Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually and on behalf of 1,004 petitioners from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the lawsuit against the NCAA was filed in response to their ruling on the nickname and subsequent sanctions. The lawsuit involves 12 counts, including copyright infringement, lack of jurisdiction and “intentional infliction of emotional distress on the Sioux people.”
  • White House Draws Closer To Occupy Wall Street, Says Obama Is Fighting For Interests Of The 99%

    10/16/2011 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement. In a call previewing Obama's upcoming bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama "will continue to acknowledge the frustration that he himself shares," about Washington's laggard response to the financial crisis. Earnest added that while on the trip, Obama will make it clear that he is fighting to make certain that the "interests of 99 percent of Americans are well represented" — the first time...
  • Arabs Clash in Jerusalem's Old City

    06/18/2011 12:30:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/11
    A fight broke out between two Arab clans, Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Achronot reported. One person was lightly injured. Four people have been arrested after dozens allegedly scuffled near the Shechem (Damascus) Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem leading into the Muslim Quarter. Police fired shots in the air to break up the fighting.
  • SEIU, Fighting for ‘Living’ Wages, Enjoys Some Nice Standards of Living

    As part of our ongoing research effort into the smear-campaign conducted against Sodexo, we recently came accross a – sizeable – bit of information that might be of interest to all party in this affair. It so happens that there is an online record of all financial activities at the SEIU. While it would be a laudable step towards transparency if it could be found anywhere else than on a federal website, it does have the merit of telling us a bit more about SEIU than its official communication – for which it spends hefty sums – will let you...
  • Somalia offensive gains ground, but at high cost

    04/13/2011 12:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 13/4/11 | Katharine Houreld
    MOGADISHU, Somalia -African Union peacekeepers who launched an offensive seven weeks ago have expanded their control of Mogadishu to around half the Somali capital. They've gotten so close to Islamic insurgents that the soldiers can hear them cock their rifles before counterattacks. But the campaign has come at a dear cost. Officials tell The Associated Press that more than 50 peacekeepers have been killed, along with an unknown number of Somali dead. The casualty rate is so high that the AU has not announced it, saying that is the responsibility of Uganda and Burundi, the two countries that currently contribute...
  • Castrated" Spiders Are Better Fighters, Study Says

    04/02/2011 3:20:09 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    National Geographiic ^ | March 30th 2011 | .Charles Q. Choi
    Although emasculated spiders can no longer be lovers, they are better fighters, a new study says. In many spider species, males have sex using two appendages known as pedipalps. But males will often lose one or both pedipalps during the act—behavior that might seem like a bad idea evolutionarily, since it renders the male sterile. (Related pictures: "'Torture' Phalluses Give Beetles Breeding Boost.") Scientists have proposed that such genital amputation plugs up a female to help ensure that other males don't successfully impregnate her. To learn more about why male spiders become eunuchs, scientists examined the mating behaviors of the...
  • a little information about South Korean K21 IFV

    12/19/2010 5:34:25 AM PST · by shutwho · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Greetings from S. Korea! I wrote a article about K21 IFV in my blog. there aren't much explanation about K21 IFV, but lots of pics and videos instead. this is the article: http://shutwho.blogspot.com/2010/03/k21-ifv-aka-nifv.html I spent almost a month to search infos about K21. and if you don't have broadband internet service, I advise you do not click that link. lots of traffic. Regards, S. J. Kim a.k.a blue_shark
  • 'Darkhorse' Marines Fighting it out in Afghanistan ~ PRAY

    12/01/2010 9:06:06 PM PST · by shield · 112 replies · 7+ views
    Active Military | December 12th, 2010 | DWZ
    We are asking everyone to say a prayer for "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan and have lost 9 Marines in 4 days. Come on......people show your support.
  • Turkish dancing delight lands couple in court ( NZ )

    08/07/2010 3:05:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | Aug 6, 2010
    A Turkish immigrant claims New Zealand police cannot tell the difference between fighting and dancing after he was charged with assault while celebrating with his wife. A judge has now told the police to go away and study a cultural Turkish video showing the kolbasti dance before deciding whether to proceed with the case. Kebab shop owner Allaetin Can was arrested after a passerby reported he was hitting, kicking and strangling his wife outside their shop in the North Island town of Hawera. But when he appeared in court, Can argued he and his wife Elmas were merely performing the...
  • Six reported killed in Somali capital fighting

    02/01/2010 12:06:54 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 158+ views
    Reuters (India) ^ | February 1, 2010 | Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Guled
    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents fired mortar bombs at the presidential palace in the Somali capital overnight, prompting return fire by troops that killed at least six people, medical officials and residents said on Monday. Violence has killed at least 21,000 people in the failed Horn of Africa nation since the start of 2007 and driven another 1.5 million from their homes, helping trigger one of the world's worst humanitarian emergencies. Rebels from the hardline al Shabaab group, which Washington says is al Qaeda's proxy in Somalia, routinely fire at the hilltop Villa Somali palace from other parts of Mogadishu....
  • Scientists discover natural flu-fighting proteins

    12/17/2009 3:32:36 PM PST · by decimon · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. researchers have discovered antiviral proteins in cells that naturally fight off influenza infections, a finding that may lead to better ways to make vaccines and protect people against the flu. They said a family of genes act as cell sentries that guard cells from an invading influenza virus, the team reported on Thursday in the journal Cell. "This prevents the virus from even getting into the cell," said Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Investigator at Brigham & Women's Hospital. "It is out there fighting the flu all of the time," Elledge...
  • Somali Islamists clash

    10/01/2009 7:02:35 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 6 replies · 562+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 1 October 2009 | BBC News
    Somali Islamists clash over port. Two Islamist groups who were previously working together in Somalia have become embroiled in a fierce fight for control of the southern port of Kismayo. At least 12 people have been killed and hundreds have fled their homes.
  • Fighting in new video game a good teaching tool: former Canuck Linden

    09/14/2009 9:22:39 PM PDT · by Saije · 5 replies · 559+ views
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 9/14/2009 | Tamsyn Burgmann
    A highly-anticipated hockey video game that features realistic fighting scenarios and black eyes is a useful tool to teach children that brawls are part of the game and in some cases can help you win, says a former NHL captain. Retired Vancouver Canucks player Trevor Linden, well-loved in the city and not known for getting into frequent dust-ups, endorsed "NHL 10" Monday prior to its next-day launch across North America. "Fighting in hockey is not something you necessarily want to promote, but at the same time, you want to make children understand that it is part of the game and...
  • And you thought Michael Vick's dog fighting was bad?

    08/29/2009 5:31:55 PM PDT · by brycemax · 5 replies · 833+ views
    Michael Vick's dog fighting was hideous, but what would you say to a blood sport that features animal combatants that are subjected to electrocution, burning and near drowning? Even more amazing, contestants fighting their animals are as young as 12! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the comic within this thread. Thanks a bunch!
  • Islamist leader among 24 killed in Gaza fighting

    08/15/2009 1:20:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,131+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/09 | Adel Zaanoun
    GAZA CITY (AFP) – A radical sheikh was among 24 people killed and 130 wounded after Hamas police stormed a Gaza mosque when he declared an Islamic emirate in the Palestinian enclave, medics said on Saturday. The shooting erupted on Friday afternoon following weekly prayers in Rafah, on the Egyptian border, and continued until dawn on Saturday. "Clashes... between Hamas and an extremist group in the southern Gaza Strip left 24 people dead and at least 130 wounded," a spokesman for the Palestinian emergency services told AFP. Four of the wounded were considered to be "clinically dead" and many more...
  • A question of legality, or more properly, a question of what is better for our country?

    07/12/2009 2:46:43 PM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 4 replies · 354+ views
    Just a thought | 12JUL'09 | mapmaker77
    Which of these acts are illegal in the USA? Defending your country against suicidal terrorists who have no compunction about killing anyone who gets in their way, OR, Being the nobel prize winning co-founder and spokesman of a cult? I'll be really curious to see if anything comes of this, but I will say this: We have come to a place where some judge is going to rule on the legality of defending yourself and your country against bloodthirsty barbarians. But it's apparently OK to try to wreck the economy and indoctrinate our children into some pseudo-religious nonsense like a...
  • US has long history of fighting, using pirates

    04/08/2009 12:20:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 738+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 4/8/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Pirates and the United States have a long history. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. When the infant country declared independence it had no navy, so battling Britain at sea was a problem. The time-honored solution: Hire private warriors — known as privateers to some, pirates to others — to do the fighting.
  • Fighting to Keep the Jihad in Prisons

    03/26/2009 2:15:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 3/26/09 | Robert Spencer
    An unlikely alliance of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian lawyers’ group that usually fiercely opposes the ACLU, along with several other groups, is contesting a proposed Bureau of Prisons rule that prohibits “materials that could incite, promote, or otherwise suggest the commission of violence or criminal activity” from being placed in prison chapel libraries. It would enable prison officials to remove from libraries books that they deem to be “advocating or fostering violence, vengeance or hatred toward particular religious, racial or ethnic groups” or advocating “the overthrow or destruction of the United States.”
  • Fighting politicians in different countries (pics)

    01/26/2009 6:07:08 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 378+ views
    USD24 ^ | 1/27/09
    Generally, political issues are solved through negotiations, but sometimes the real battle begins.Mexico Italy India Turkey Russia Ukraine Taiwan South Korea Somalia
  • Navy, Coast Guard Join to Combat Piracy (Tonk would have Loved a Role in this Mission)

    01/21/2009 3:33:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 470+ views
    AT SEA ABOARD USS SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 21, 2009 – Navy and Coast Guard boarding teams are working together to ensure safe operations in the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean as part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational counter-piracy task force. Coast Guard and Navy teams board suspect vessels to detect, deter and disrupt piracy activities. "This is a law-enforcement operation to deter piracy and make the waters safe for all nations," Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Greg Ponzi, officer in charge for Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 405, said. Each boarding team for CTF...
  • Video: Gaza Ground Attack by Dore Gold

    01/05/2009 5:41:23 AM PST · by marissyb29 · 1 replies · 561+ views
    BBC ^ | Dore Gold
    Watch Former Ambassador Dore Gold's interview on the BBC about the Israeli ground operation in Gaza.
  • Stringent Training Regimen Maintains SEALs’ Fighting Edge

    11/04/2008 4:34:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 1,165+ views
    CORONADO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2008 – As Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter last week praised Navy SEALS as “the ultimate warriors,” officials at the Naval Special Warfare Center here said they’re holding fiercely to stringent training standards as they strive to produce more of the elite special operators. A Navy SEAL instructor watches as BUD/S students participate in surf drill training at the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. Logsdon  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Winter, speaking at the Navy SEAL Warrior Fund dinner in New York,...
  • The Final Put Option

    10/15/2008 5:38:55 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 11 replies · 688+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 15 Oct 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Those of us who have read Ayn Rand can sometimes get too caught up in applying fiction to current reality. Yes, the state is overburdening, yes it will get larger and more obnoxious in the decade from 2010 to 2020. Finally, the man who would lead said state into a new era of statist dictates, doesn’t exactly surround himself with people who view America through a positive frame of reference. All of that stipulated up front, its enough to make paranoid people, well, more paranoid and more and more ready to Chuck the whole thing and light out for The...
  • Question: How has Moslem opinion and support of Terrorism changed since the WOT began?

    09/05/2008 1:59:39 PM PDT · by Eagle74 · 15 replies · 224+ views
    09/05/08 | Me
    How has Moslem opinion and support of Terrorism changed since the WOT began? I ask this question because I think it has the greatest bearing on whether we are winning or not. Let me explain, I remember Rumsfeld saying at the beginning of the war in Iraq that we needed better metrics in order to find a better strategy in Iraq, which we were losing at the time, he never did find them. It was eventually Gen. Petreus that developed the winning strategy, but a strategy that’s working in one theater of the War, doesn’t answer the real question of...
  • Family Claims to See Jesus in Cat Fu

    07/30/2008 12:31:57 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 126+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jul 30 2008 | staff reporter
    Family Claims to See Jesus in Cat Fur Family Claims to See Jesus in Cat Fur You could call her a holy cat or a feline with Jesus on her side... An Indiana family says if you look closely at their pet, you can see the face of Christ. "In this window well down here was 4 baby kittens... stuck together." Lori Johnson couldn't help but take in two kittens, she found abandoned outside her house on mother's day. "Oh no, i couldn't imagine giving them away now. I've worked too hard. They are a part of me now. I...
  • Arkansas fight fans fall for Baron Cohen stunt (cage fighting fans see gay exhibition instead)

    07/08/2008 10:23:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies · 864+ views
    DallasNews ^ | 7/8/08
    For those familiar with the antics of shock comic Sacha Baron Cohen , it was a case of déjà vu, all over again. On May 28, he outraged a crowd of unsuspecting guests at a Carrollton office park by luring them to what they thought was a new talk show on "family values." [Click image for a larger version] Hello, Arkansas. As an encore early last month, he outraged a crowd of 1,600 by luring them to what was billed as cage fighting. Police say the show was designed instead to capture the reactions of the unsuspecting to the sight...
  • Heavy fighting breaks out in north Lebanon (Tripoli)

    05/12/2008 8:29:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 183+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/08 | Bassem Mroue - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Heavy fighting broke out Monday between government supporters and opponents in Lebanon's second-largest city, where the two sides battled with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and mortars, security officials and residents said. Residents said they heard strong explosions reverberating through Tripoli. At least six people were wounded, security officials said. The fighting had stopped Sunday morning after Lebanese troops deployed between the two sides, then flared again Monday after soldiers pulled back when the situation calmed. The fresh clashes erupted when pro-government forces thought opponents gathering for a funeral in a nearby neighborhood were preparing a new...
  • Stann Takes WEC 205 Pound Title (Decorated Marine Captain is new MMA Champ!)

    03/26/2008 8:53:31 PM PDT · by Callahan · 5 replies · 642+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 3/26/08 | Sherdog
    Results: Brian Stann def. Doug Marshall KO (Punches) 1 1:35
  • This is why I hate North American hockey

    03/25/2008 6:27:58 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 106 replies · 1,744+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 2008 | Jonathan Kay
    Whenever the subject of hockey comes up, I'm the pansy who prattles on about how much he likes the European game — the big rinks, the passing, the fast players, and — most importantly, a lack of fighting. The fighting in North American hockey is one of the main reasons I stopped paying any attention to the sport a decade ago. What kind of legitimate sport has "enforcers" — whose mission is to engage other "enforcers" in the sort of activity that would get regular people arrested if they did it outside of a bar? I guess the closest analogy...
  • ‘Fighting Fifth’ assumes control of western Anbar

    01/22/2008 4:42:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 94+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Gunnery Sgt. Jason J. Bortz, USMC
    CAMP RIPPER, AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 22, 2008) -- Regimental Combat Team 5, the Marine Corps’ most decorated regiment, assumed control of a large portion of the western Al Anbar province during a transfer of authority ceremony here Jan. 22. RCT-5, which is from Camp Pendleton, Calif., replaced RCT-2, which will return to Camp Lejeune, N.C., after serving 13 months here. During the ceremony, Col. Patrick Malay, commanding officer, RCT-5, assumed control from Col. Stacy Clardy, commanding officer, RCT-2. Malay is returning to Anbar after commanding 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, during the Battle of Fallujah in 2004. RCT-5 will oversee...
  • THE NOTE: Alright for Fighting

    01/05/2008 11:12:02 AM PST · by Syncro · 11 replies · 76+ views
    abc NEWS ^ | Jan 5, 2008 | RICK KLEIN with MIKE ELMORE and LAUREN EFFRON
    THE NOTE: Alright for Fighting Obama, Romney to be Targets in ABC's Saturday Night Debates Coming out of the Iowa Caucus and into the New Hampshire Primary, Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., are sure to be targets within their own parties heading into Saturday night's debates. (ABCNEWS) By RICK KLEIN with MIKE ELMORE and LAUREN EFFRONJan. 5, 2008 Font Size E-mail Print Share MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Ten presidential candidates (six Republicans, four Democrats) will pull up swiveling chairs and take to the very same debate stage Saturday night in Manchester for two...
  • Vick begged for 'second chance'

    12/15/2007 1:27:01 AM PST · by Westlander · 48 replies · 124+ views
    AP ^ | 12-14-2007 | AP
    (AP) -- Michael Vick declared, "I am not the bad person or beast I've been made out to be" and asked for leniency in a letter to the federal judge who sentenced him to 23 months in prison for a dogfighting conspiracy. Vick wrote: "I was suffering from a deep state of depression, and after my father attacked me in the media, I was heartbroken. ... That's no excuse for using marijuana, but I didn't know how to cope with all the difficulties I was facing because it was all new to me."
  • Kosovo Force Watches Fighting, Shooting – NHL Style

    12/12/2007 4:34:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 42+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Jason Smith, USAF
    PRISTINA, Kosovo, Dec. 12, 2007 – Just after the Dec. 10 deadline for the conclusion of negotiating the status of Kosovo, servicemembers assigned to NATO’s Kosovo Force sat back in their chairs and enjoyed the fighting and shooting. Servicemembers gathered at Camp Film City’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center in Kosovo on Dec. 12, 2007, to watch a live National Hockey League telecast on the American Forces Network that featured their pictures. Versus, the U.S. cable home of the NHL, arranged to show the servicemembers’ pictures during the game after network officials heard they’d gathered to watch a previous...
  • Coalition Forces Finish Terror-Fighting Operations Southeast of Baghdad

    10/16/2007 5:24:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 17+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2007 – Iraqi communities, once lawless and infested with terrorists, are safer today thanks to a just-completed mission, a coalition commander said today. “Through full-spectrum operations, we were able to utilize Iraqi security forces and the assistance of concerned citizen groups to seek out and kill or capture al Qaeda that operates in our area,” Army Col. Terry Ferrell told online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call from Iraq. “Al Qaeda has suffered a significant blow.” Ferrell commands 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Stewart, Ga., the last of the U.S. troop surge...
  • Italian archbishop closes convent after nuns come to blows

    10/02/2007 2:40:23 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 20 replies · 173+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 9/30/07
    ROME (AFP) - A convent in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows, press reports said Sunday. Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista, reportedly upset about their mother superior's authoritarian ways, scratched her in the face and threw her to the ground at Santa Clara convent near Bari in an incident in July that was kept quiet until now. Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri tried to reconcile the nuns but finally decided in late August that they had "clearly lost their religious vocation" and asked the Vatican for permission to close the...
  • Today's lesson in anger management: No fighting

    09/12/2007 3:51:15 PM PDT · by 101CurraheeVet · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-12-07 | pioneer press staff
    St. Paul man was catching a bus to his anger management class when a fellow bus rider reportedly ticked him off. Justin John Boudin's anger management class didn't help him avoid the confrontation, police say. But his paperwork from the class helped authorities nab Boudin on suspicion of assault, according to a criminal complaint. Ramsey County prosecutors charged Boudin with felony fifth-degree assault, alleging he hit a woman at the bus stop. Police identified him after he dropped his class paperwork at the scene.
  • Dog Fighting Case Unmasks Fixers' Of US Sport

    08/25/2007 7:52:02 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 739+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2007 | Tim Shipman
    Dog fighting case unmasks fixers' of US sport By Tim Shipman in Washington, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:42am BST 26/08/2007 When American football star Michael Vick enters a guilty plea in a Virginia courtroom tomorrow on dog fighting charges, he will not be the only one facing judgment. Michael Vick arrives at court in Virginia last month The disgrace of one of the sport's most exciting young players - who plays for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL) - has drawn attention to what critics say is a culture of criminality and cover-up in US professional sport....
  • Vick Reportedly Altering Pleal

    08/24/2007 3:58:21 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 98 replies · 2,361+ views
    courant.com ^ | 08/24/07 | AP
    ESPN is reporting, according to an unnamed source, that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will not admit to killing dogs or gambling on dog fights when he enters a guilty plea in a Richmond, Va., federal court Monday. The count of conspiracy Vick will plead to admits guilt on the charge of interstate commerce for the purpose of dogfighting. Vick reportedly will say that he was present when dogs were killed but will maintain he did not personally kill any of the dogs.
  • Class aims to tame pit bulls' reputation

    08/11/2007 4:58:22 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 19 replies · 262+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | august 11, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Head, a six-month-old pit bull with tattered ears and a passive demeanor, learned to sit on Saturday, a small but notable achievement for a dog once bred to fight. On a sidewalk in Humboldt Park, Head was part of a small group of neighborhood pit bulls participating in a dog obedience class taught by Tony Gordon, whose mission is more than just turning around a few hostile canines. Gordon, a disciple of Pavlov, said he also hopes to educate pit bull owners and transform public perception about a breed that has been maligned by the media in high-profile attacks on...
  • Shoigu Praises Russia’s Firefighting Fleet

    08/03/2007 4:50:56 AM PDT · by JohnA · 11 replies · 263+ views
    Moscow News ^ | August 2, 2007 | Bojan Soc
    MOSCOW - Advantages of Russia's firefighting fleet of aircraft over foreign competition are apparent, Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu told a press conference at RIA Novosti Tuesday as he spoke about Russia's recent effort to help several European nations fight rampant fires. "One Ilyushin 76 tanker carries seven times more water than a Canadair. It takes 42 tons of water on board, while a Canadair carries only 6 tons," Shoigu said. The minister also mentioned outstanding performance features of Russia's B-200 plane and MI-26 helicopter, which alongside Il-76 play a key role in the ministry's firefighting campaigns. "B-200 takes...
  • Vick Reaches Out to Fans, Falcons

    07/30/2007 1:25:12 PM PDT · by zencat · 62 replies · 2,080+ views
    ABC News ^ | 07/30/2007 | Daniel Marotta
    Embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick made an appearance today on the Atlanta-based Porshe Foxx radio program. Calling into the program, Vick gave his first interview since charges were filed against him July 17. During the brief spot Vick thanked his fans and all those who continue to support him, and expressed regret over the negative impact the dogfighting scandal is having on the Atlanta Falcons franchise.