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  • Flying Blind, Russia Blocks U.S. from Treaty-Approved Spy Flights

    04/17/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/17/14 | : Bill Gertz
    The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials. The overflight mission was scheduled for April 14 to April 16 under the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, but Russia’s government notified the State Department 72 hours before the scheduled flight that it would not be permitted. The cancelation is unusual because the sole reason for putting off such treaty-approve surveillance is flight safety, such as bad weather. Until this week, the United States and other European...
  • Huntington Beach Bar Fights To Save Sign That Salutes Veterans

    11/26/2013 6:42:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    CBS Local Los Angeles ^ | November 26, 2013 12:11 AM | Staff
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Veterans are rallying around a local bar whose owners say they have been ordered to removed a sign that salutes their service. “Thank a veteran for your freedom!” says a large sign perched above Johnny’s Booze and Pool. Vets love it and make up a significant part of the establishment’s clientele. “I love this place. The sign gives me the pride back that I lost … I struggled a lot when I first came back,” an Army vet told CBS2′s Stacey Butler. But someone complained to the city about the sign, and now the bar’s owners...
  • McCain, McConnell heading for spell of rocky relations

    07/25/2013 4:11:39 AM PDT · by onyx · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/13 05:00 AM ET | By Alexander Bolton
    The relationship between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is going to be awkward in the coming months.McConnell finds himself increasingly constrained by both his new primary challenger and McCain’s expanded deal-making role with Democrats.  Republican senators told The Hill on Wednesday that McConnell is in danger of looking weak if McCain again seizes the leadership reins as he did to broker a deal to avert the “nuclear option” on President Obama’s executive nominees. McCain is interested in being a major player in the talks later this year when Congress must pass legislation to continue government...
  • Mayhem Alert: Eleven Reasons I Don’t Shop on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 9:47:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 24, 2012 | Clash Daily
    ‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale… Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…Shots fired outside WALMART…Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…Customers run over in parking lot… [Scroll down -TSR]Woman busted after throwing merchandise…Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…VIDEO: Insane battle over phones… [Theme from "Superjail" started to run through my head as I watched this -TSR]Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…Shoplifter tries to mace security guards… [Scroll down -TSR]Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
  • Black mob violence blamed on white kids drinking

    10/07/2012 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    The mayor, police chief and media have figured out what is behind a wave of black-mob violence in Columbia, S.C: White kids drink too much. And race has nothing to do with the assailants. But a growing number of residents are wondering why public officials are focusing their attention on arresting potential victims. They say city officials are ignoring the black mobs that are “loitering,” threatening, beating, shooting and robbing people by the dozens in this popular entertainment district called Five Points near the University of South Carolina. And it has never been worse. The latest attacks came a few...
  • any predictions for UFC 141 tonight?

    12/30/2011 12:41:07 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    me ^ | 12-30-11 | wobbly bob
    who will win and how? why do PPV buyers only get 5 fights and have to jump around to Spike and Facebutt for the others?
  • Several Fights Reported At Mall Of America, 9 Arrested: Police

    12/26/2011 7:14:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | December 26, 2011 | WCCO
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Police arrested nine people at the Mall of America Monday, the day after Christmas, after multiple fights broke out, authorities said. Mall of America officials released a statement saying that around 4:20 p.m. 50 juveniles caused a large disturbance in the north food court. Witnesses said the fights started after there were reports that rappers Lil’ Wayne and Drake were visiting the Mall. Police, however, did not comment on these rumors.Cmdr. Mark Stehlik of Bloomington police said in a press conference that 30 officers responded to the fight and arrested five people (both adults and juveniles)...
  • Russian Tycoons Scuffle on TV

    09/18/2011 10:10:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Two Russian businessmen were involved in a scuffle during a taping of a television show about the global financial crisis, observers say. Newspaper owner Alexander Lebedev repeatedly hit real estate developer Sergei Polonsky, sending him to the ground Friday, The Moscow Times reported Sunday. The show, "NTVshniki," was scheduled to air uncut late Sunday. Polonsky criticized fellow panelists on the show, saying their comments put him "in a mind to punch someone's face." Lebedev asked whether the remark was aimed at him, at which point he hit Polonsky several times in the head. Polonsky said he would have no comment...
  • Exxon Fights US Over Major Oil Discovery

    08/18/2011 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. and the federal government are fighting over one of the largest oil discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico that could yield billions of dollars of crude in coming years, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The Julia oil field, about 250 miles southwest of New Orleans, may hold more than 700 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent. Exxon, which announced the discovery in June, wants to tap that field. But the Interior Department says Exxon's leases have expired and the company hasn't met requirements for an extension. Exxon and...
  • Sultan (WA) nudist club fights gun range near its park

    01/11/2011 7:06:42 PM PST · by llevrok · 50 replies
    SULTAN, Wash. (AP) - A Sultan nudist club is suing to stop a public shooting range from being built near the park it runs for nude outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Bronson Club sued the state Board of Natural Resources and Snohomish County last week, saying the state can't transfer 150 acres of forestland to the county for a gun range. The lawsuit alleges state law requires the land be used for a public park. Club secretary Jodi Halfhill says it's not a good idea to have a shooting range a mile from a social camping club. The club has about 320...
  • Obama/Dept of Justice cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments (while yutes run riot)

    05/31/2011 7:21:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | May 31, 2011 | Darla Dawald
    Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police departmentsBy Justin Elliott AP/Julio Cortez Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, center, talks about a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a May 9 news conference with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, far left. In a marked shift from the Bush administration, President Obama's Justice Department is aggressively investigating several big urban police departments for systematic civil rights abuses such as harassment of racial minorities, false arrests, and excessive use of force.In interviews, activists and attorneys on the ground in several cities where the DOJ has dispatched...
  • Best Movie Fights/Action films Of All Time?: Vanity

    04/14/2011 4:25:32 AM PDT · by paulycy · 177 replies
    self ^ | 4/14/2011 | paulycy
    My middle son is a (straight) professional actor in a major metropolitan area. He asked me to name my favorite movie fights/action pics of all time. I figured I'd put it to the FReeper community of military, martial arts, movie buffs and various masters of mayhem to help come up with the best of the best.
  • Jerry Brown Fights the Laws of Economics…and California Loses

    04/13/2011 11:24:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 4/13/11 | Thomas Del Beccaro
    Politicians, being what they are, tend to have an inflated view of what they can do. Some claim to create jobs while others claim to raise taxes. In truth, they are limited to passing political laws. Once enacted, those laws run into the laws of economics – which have never been repealed and have been largely the same since the beginning of time. The results are often different than those intended – and so it is for Jerry Brown, whose policies fly in the face of economics and Californians are paying the price. Few can doubt the magnitude of the...
  • Dodgers Fans, Including Pregnant Woman, Beaten at Angels Stadium After Exhibition Game

    04/11/2011 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 28 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | April 11, 2011 | Dennis Romero
    Looks like Dodgers fans aren't just dishing out the hooliganism these days. A pregnant woman and her brother, both apparently Dodgers fans, were hospitalized after they were beaten, allegedly by Angels fans, following an exhibition game between L.A. and the Angels at Angels Stadium. A blogger's account of the dust-up described it as a fan-based outbreak of violence that put the woman and her brother in the hospital. The game was March 29. Both victims were released from the hospital within 24 hours, police said. Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Department downplayed the clash, saying ... ... both...
  • Danon: If J Street Fights Israel, We'll Fight Back

    03/23/2011 8:49:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Arutz 7 ^ | 3/23/11 | Elad Benari and Hezki Ezra
    The Knesset’s Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee held a special discussion on Wednesday on the subject of J Street, the supposedly pro-Israel organization which in fact is sympathetic towards terror groups such as Hamas. “The committee’s conclusion is very loud and clear,” committee chair MK Danny Danon told Israel National News. “You cannot be pro-Israel if you work against the interests of the State of Israel.” Danon noted that “J Street is pro-Palestinian. It’s not a pro-Israeli organization. We told the people who came to the discussion, especially those who came from Washington, that they have to be Zionist...
  • Spice (curry) drug fights stroke damage

    02/13/2011 11:01:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 Feb 2011 | BBC
    A drug derived from the curry spice turmeric may be able to help the body repair some of the damage caused in the immediate aftermath of a stroke. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are preparing to embark on human trials after promising results in rabbits. Their drug reached brain cells and reduced muscle and movement problems. The Stroke Association said it was the "first significant research" suggesting that the compound could aid stroke patients. "This is the first significant research to show that turmeric could be beneficial to stroke patients by encouraging new cells to grow and...
  • Brewer says misinformation plays role on every level with immigration law

    07/05/2010 12:20:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Although Arizona is the target of people and groups who say the state’s soon-to-be-enacted immigration law is wrong, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said, “I believe they are getting misinformation.” And, the incorrect information is coming from all levels, including the federal government, the Mexican government and groups who say they are protecting the rights of people who fear Senate Bill 1070 will lead to racial profiling, Brewer said Sunday. “We have a huge population that are illegal,” she said after arriving the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. Brewer was one of the speakers at the annual Sierra Vista...
  • Police use pepper spray to break up Country Club Plaza crowds

    04/11/2010 2:46:28 AM PDT · by Colquhoun · 28 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 4/10/2010 | Tony Rizzo
    The Country Club Plaza area was awash with pepper spray Saturday night as police struggled to disperse a rowdy gathering of hundreds of young people. At least one person was reported with a serious head injury about 11:20 p.m. in the parking lot outside Winstead’s restaurant. It wasn’t immediately clear how the person was injured. The victim was taken to nearby St. Luke’s Hospital. Several dozen police officers spent much of the evening attempting to disperse large crowds — totaling an estimated 500 to 1,000 people — that gathered at various spots in the shopping district. Police at times used...
  • Fights break out along MLK parade route in Tulsa

    01/18/2010 2:57:03 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 43 replies · 1,706+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | January 18, 2010 | Shannon Muchmore
    Tulsa police arrested about half a dozen people today following fights that broke out after the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Cpl. Scott Anderson said the fights started about 1:30 p.m. after the parade had ended. Anderson said about 20 small fights broke out along Pine Street near Greenwood Avenue. ``We had just large groups of people and some instigators started some fights. It just took awhile to disperse the groups," Anderson said. Mounted patrol from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office also responded to help police. Anderson said police arrested about half a dozen people. He said despite rumors of...
  • 88-year-old Kenilworth resident fights to save property from thieves, and wins

    09/22/2009 7:21:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies · 638+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | September 21, 2009, 9:45PM | Erin Eileen O'Neill
    KENILWORTH -- Biagio Sciscione has trouble walking and usually needs a cane or motorized wheelchair to get around. But when four people tried stealing a safe from his home, the 88-year-old Kenilworth resident said an adrenaline rush propelled him to his feet and into a front-lawn brawl with the alleged thieves. It’s a fight he won. "I ran right out there, I dropped my cane and I just went in action," Sciscione, a World War II veteran and retired butcher, said today.
  • Obama admin fights Bagram detainee court access

    09/14/2009 6:47:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 345+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/09 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration argued late Monday that allowing terrorism detainees in Afghanistan to file lawsuits in U.S. courts challenging their detention would endanger the military mission in that country. Although the Pentagon is giving the roughly 600 detainees at Bagram Airfield a new chance to challenge their detentions, the Obama administration stuck with Bush administration policy in a court filing Monday night that said the Bagram detainees' rights shouldn't extend as far as U.S. courtrooms. In a filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, the Justice Department said Bagram detainees should not be given equal...
  • Texas High School Staged Cage Fights Between Students, Documents Say

    03/19/2009 7:31:59 PM PDT · by metmom · 16 replies · 835+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Thursday, March 19, 2009 | FOX NEWS
    A Texas high school used cage fights to settle disputes among problem students, internal investigation documents obtained by The Dallas Morning News allege. The principal and other staff at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas repeatedly put students in a steel utility cage located in a section of the boys basketball locker room to battle it out — with their bare fists and without head protection, the documents show. A 2008 investigation within the Dallas school district's Office of Professional Responsibility found that then-principal Donald Moten and other school officials "knew of the practice, allowed it to go on...
  • 29 Years Ago Today In The NHL (Bruins Fight Fans In Madison Square Garden Stands)

    12/27/2008 2:44:31 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 27 replies · 1,361+ views
    Me (and YouTube) ^ | December 27, 2008 | NA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8K7roZu3WU
  • NERDS GONE WILD.(keyboard fights) You got to see this.....

    12/14/2008 5:26:17 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 12 replies · 1,179+ views
    you tube ^ | 9-dec-08 | ryogavee
    2 guys who are wooping on each other using computer keyboards...
  • A Present for McCain as the Other Side Fights

    03/23/2008 6:08:28 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 464+ views
    nyslimes ^ | 03/24/08 | JOHN HARWOOD
    Feuding Democrats have handed Senator John McCain the gift of time. How well he uses it may determine his chance to beat them in November. At the moment, Republicans can savor protracted warfare between Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. As the Democratic rivals trade attacks, Mr. McCain, already the presumptive Republican nominee, has crept ahead of both in national polls. Yet Mr. McCain’s advisers recognize their long-term challenges in a remarkably threatening political environment. Voters remain weary of the Iraq war, worried about the economy and disenchanted with the lame-duck Republican president.
  • Analysis: Clinton fights back in NH

    01/06/2008 10:06:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 126+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/06/08 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Hillary Rodham Clinton lost the luxury of being polite along with the Iowa caucuses. On the ropes after a third-place finish, Clinton is coming out swinging against new Democratic front-runner Barack Obama with a vigor she hasn't shown before in the contest she used to lead. She says she is the candidate who deserves the mantle of change, not this newcomer Obama. Sunday morning, with the New Hampshire primary in sight, she told supporters here, "There's a big difference between talking and acting, between promising and performing. Over the next three days, I'm going to be making...
  • How To Fight (Repost)

    04/25/2007 4:17:01 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 18 replies · 1,145+ views
    Violent Aces ^ | unknown
    <p>The summer I turned 6 years old, some of the neighborhood boys started bullying me. Back then, I owned a pair of cabbage patch kid roller-skates and my favorite activity was skating around the block singing nursery rhymes at the top of my lungs. One day, a few boys in the 8-10 range thought it would be pretty humorous to push me around and watch me flail. I tried to run from them, but I couldn’t skate faster than they could run. They taunted me for a while and then knocked me down. Angry, humiliated, and with two freshly skinned knees, I did what any 6 year old girl would do in my position.</p>
  • (Governor) Pawlenty takes tax fight to radio waves (Minnesota)

    04/04/2007 9:05:01 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 2 replies · 470+ views
    Minneapolis Star and Tribune ^ | 4 April 2007 | Mark Brunswick
    In an unusual use of political resources in the first year of his new term as governor, Tim Pawlenty's campaign committee has released a new radio ad decrying DFL tax-increase proposals in the Legislature. The ad, which is airing statewide, is fueling the now-customary speculation about Republican Pawlenty's ambitions and is a sign of the intensifying policy battles in St. Paul. DFLers, including Senate leaders taking advantage of the Legislature's Easter-week recess to travel on a statewide marketing tour to promote their tax plan, criticized the ad as inaccurate posturing that divides rather than mediates. The spot will run for...
  • U.S. fights against ID sales to illegals

    03/03/2007 1:49:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 335+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/3/07 | Lynn Brezosky - ap
    HARLINGEN, Texas - Asked by a federal judge why she sold her birth certificate, Rosie Medellin said she needed a few bucks and didn't really think it through. Bobby Joe Flores said he sold his ID documents to buy drugs. Margarita Moya and her son did it to raise money for medicine for a loved one. Their documents were destined for illegal immigrants. In all, seven defendants pleaded guilty in Corpus Christi this past week to charges of selling their birth certificates and Social Security cards for $100 each. Seven other defendants pleaded guilty to buying or reselling those documents...
  • Baptist group fights Texas coal plants

    02/10/2007 8:59:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 604+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/07 | Matt Curry - ap
    DALLAS - Texas' largest Baptist group is taking a rare step into environmental advocacy, working to block Gov. Rick Perry's plan to speed the approval process for 18 new coal-fired power plants. The Christian Life Commission, the public policy arm of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, is mobilizing Baptists against the coal-fired plants and urging the convention's 2.3 million members to voice their opposition to state lawmakers. "A lot of people felt like our industries, our policy leaders, are going to take care of these big issues like air quality, (and) it's not going to be something our local...
  • English-born Marine Fights Terror (Born in the United Kingdom; now US MARINE)

    10/06/2006 5:46:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 524+ views
    Defense News ^ | Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2006 — Growing up in a military household, Thomas Green, gained an early understanding of what the red, white and blue meant to not only himself and his family, but to everyone who served in the United States military. The former military dependent now walks full stride amongst his brothers-in-arms within the Corps. Lance Cpl. Thomas Green, a heavy equipment operator with Transportation Support Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), has led many walks of life, from England to numerous locations within the states, which ultimately led him here. “I guess you could say I...
  • Immigration work force fights corruption

    09/23/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,429+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/23/06 | Pauline Arrillaga - ap
    OTAY MESA, Calif. - Under the glare of the port lights, federal agents watched as the GMC Yukon approached the immigration booth. Two years of legwork — interviewing sources, listening to wiretaps and watching just as they were watching now — had led to this. Aurora Torres, the suspected smuggler, was behind the wheel. Weeks earlier, agents had heard her on the telephone with her contact. "Are you going to invite me to the movies tonight?" she asked. "It's going to be four tickets." "Right at 12," a man responded. "If I can't make it, I'll send you a 9-1-1."...
  • MN: Gay Republican fights to keep Minn. (State Senator) seat - Log Cabin Republicans

    09/11/2006 9:49:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,792+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/06 | Patrick Condon - ap
    BRAINERD, Minn. - State Sen. Paul Koering once fit neatly into the profile of socially conservative central Minnesota: abortion opponent, supporter of gun and property rights, outspoken supporter of veterans. But last year, Koering was the only Republican in the Senate to join Democrats in opposing an effort to force a floor vote on a constitutional gay marriage ban. That stirred up long-standing rumors at the Capitol about Koering's own sexuality, and within a few days he revealed that he was gay — a move the area's GOP chairman called "political suicide." In Tuesday's primary, he will find out if...
  • Ex-Soldier Fights To Make Japan Remember Its Past

    06/06/2006 5:50:07 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 703+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Ex-soldier fights to make Japan remember its past By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 07/06/2006) Japan's amnesia over its militarist past is being challenged by a compelling documentary film which suggests that the Japanese army breached the terms of surrender in 1945 by leaving soldiers to fight on in China. The Ants, to be released next month, records the struggle of the Japanese veteran Waichi Okumura to put atrocities on record and to tell the story of the forgotten soldiers left behind in China. Now 81, Mr Okumura revisited Shanxi province where he fought, including a pilgrimage to the place...
  • Computer techs turn to fisticuffs for fun

    05/29/2006 8:15:13 PM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 13 replies · 348+ views
    MENLO PARK, California (AP) -- They may sport love handles and Ivy League degrees, but every two weeks, some Silicon Valley techies turn into vicious street brawlers in a real-life, underground fight club. Kicking, punching and swinging every household object imaginable -- from frying pans and tennis rackets to pillowcases stuffed with soda cans -- they beat each other mercilessly in a garage in this bedroom community south of San Francisco.
  • British Take On Taliban In Five Days Of Afghan Fire-Fights

    05/22/2006 6:16:31 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 622+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-23-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson
    British take on Taliban in five days of Afghan fire-fights By Isambard Wilkinson in Kabul (Filed: 23/05/2006) British troops have engaged in fire-fights with Taliban insurgents for the first time since deploying in Afghanistan, it emerged yesterday. A senior British officer in Kabul said more than 100 soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade helped Afghan soldiers and police fight off attacks by hundreds of Taliban fighters over the past five days in the southern Helmand province. It was also disclosed that recently commissioned British Apache helicopters have been involved in combat operations for the first time ever. "They fired at...
  • Professor fights portrayal as supporter of terrorism -one of Stanford's Middle East scholars

    05/10/2006 9:56:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 595+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/10/06 | Lisa M. Krieger
    As one of Stanford University's most respected Middle East scholars, professor Joel Beinin knows what terrorism looks like. So it was a shock when he saw his own face on the cover of a new book titled ``Campus Support for Terrorism,'' linking him to radical Islam. He's suing the book's publishers in what is the first counteroffensive by a professor against a growing campaign by conservative groups targeting left-leaning college educators. Conservative groups acknowledge they are watching scholars like Beinin in an effort to combat what they believe are inaccuracies perpetuated by liberal faculties on college campuses. But while many...
  • Palestinian Militants End Internal Fights

    05/09/2006 8:29:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 156+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/9/06 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Militants linked to Hamas and Fatah have agreed to work together to end the internal violence that has plagued Gaza, the Palestinian prime minister said Wednesday, after two days of gunbattles between the rival groups. Nine Palestinians, including five children on their way to school, were wounded in a gunfight in Gaza City. Each side blamed the other for triggering it. Then, Hamas militants attacked the funeral procession in southern Gaza for a Fatah gunman killed Monday, setting off two bombs and opening fire. Fatah gunmen dropped to the ground and returned fire. Three bystanders...
  • Analysis: Democrats Win Some Fights

    12/23/2005 11:40:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 541+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/23/05 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled Congress is staggering home for the holidays. Democrats, demoralized after last year's election losses, have a spring in their step after outmaneuvering President Bush and GOP congressional leaders in a series of session-ending clashes. "This has been the saddest day of my life," Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens (news, bio, voting record) lamented at one point, mourning the demise of legislation to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The drilling issue has been a crusade of the 82-year-old Alaska lawmaker for more than a quarter-century. It was a White House priority, as well,...
  • Turning the Corner

    12/15/2005 8:05:59 AM PST · by WatchYourself · 5 replies · 240+ views
    Townhall ^ | Dec. 15. 2005 | Matt Towery
    I'm sure it's a coincidence, but suddenly I'm seeing a President George W. Bush who is acting in ways this columnist and others have been wanting to see for what seems like ages. I think his newfound efforts will prove politically fruitful. For too long the president has appeared out of touch with the public in his attempts to defend the Iraq war. He has stumbled repeatedly in trying to answer nagging issues about flawed intelligence, and whether the believed existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was or was not the sole reason for removing Saddam Hussein from...
  • Marine, Senegal native fights in Iraq

    12/14/2005 5:33:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 365+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre
    CAMP KOREAN VILLAGE, Iraq (Dec. 14, 2005) -- Many people traveling to America arrive seeking personal gain and economic opportunity. Three weeks after Lance Cpl. Pascal R. Cisse arrived in the States from Germany, he elbowed his way into Marine Corps recruit training and eventually into the famed Marine Corps infantry. “The recruiter told me I could go to boot camp in two months,” said the native of Dakar, Senegal. “I told him I wanted to join as soon as possible.” The Marine recruiter he contacted in Tukwila, Wash., highlighted some of the job opportunities offered by the Marines, but...
  • 2/7’s RBE fights battle off battlefield

    11/18/2005 4:29:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 247+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | Pfc. Michael S. Cifuentes
    Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2005) -- “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. The Marines don't have that problem.” — Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States; 1985 From July 2 through 7, a wave of infantrymen set off on an expedition that consisted of fighting a world enemy, stabilizing and securing a society that yearned for help, and helping to rebuild a nation that was once run by military strongmen led by a dictator. The infantrymen are known as “War Dogs,” 2nd Battalion,...
  • Recon Marine fights through injuries, takes out insurgents

    10/26/2005 5:02:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 639+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Cpl. Evan M. Eagan
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2005) -- The Marines of Iraqi Army Platoon, Echo Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, clashed with insurgents in the month leading up to the unit’s relief in place. Nearing the end of their seven-month deployment and after spending more than a month in Ferris Town and Al Amariyah in support of Operation Southern Fire, Sgt. Joe Gonsalez, platoon sergeant, IA Platoon, was conducting a familiarization foot patrol in Al Amariyah with the incoming team from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. On Oct. 2, as the patrol came to a halt in front of Al Amariyah’s...
  • Taqaddum Trauma Platoon fights for life

    10/13/2005 4:56:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 13, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Oct. 13, 2005) -- Nestled amongst the abundance of tents here is a place where nothing short of miracles are performed at the hands of skillful individuals. This rag tag platoon is an assortment of doctors, nurses and hospital corpsman from all over the country. The members of the Surgical/Shock Trauma Platoon, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward), are an elite group of Marines and sailors designed to take the most serious of emergency medical patients from all over the area of operation. The platoon’s battle is not on the kinetic battle field,...
  • Turn your hamster into a fighting machine!!

    09/22/2005 8:00:58 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 23 replies · 1,305+ views
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  • Shiite Muslim Marine fights the war on terrorism with Company L, 3/25

    09/20/2005 10:24:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 765+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Cpl. Ken Melton
    HIT, Al Anbar, Iraq (Sept. 20, 2005) -- As a young boy growing up in Pakistan, Lance Cpl. Sajjad H. Rizvi, witnessed terrorists killing people of his faith and terrorizing those who wouldn’t comply with their way of life. More than a decade later, with memories of his past weighing heavy on his mind, Rizvi has dedicated himself to bringing terrorists to justice as a United States Marine. Rizvi is a fireteam leader with 1st platoon, Company “L,” 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, recently participated in Regimental Combat Team 2’s Operation Sword. “I’ve always wanted to be a Marine to...
  • Gaithersburg two-time combat vet fights in Iraq

    09/19/2005 6:12:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (Sept. 19, 2005) -- Corporal Darryl Toquinto is a warrior and a Purple Heart recipient who has seen combat in Afghanistan and Iraq and doesn’t mind the lulls that come between missions. "It's our job to be hot, bored and miserable, but suck it up and carry on with the missions," said the 24-year-old infantryman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, a unit currently conducting counterinsurgency operations here. "We're here to do a job, and we know we didn't come out here for seven months of sun tanning and sitting in the AC." Although this Gaithersburg, Md., native...
  • Unrest Intensifies at Superdome Shelter

    09/01/2005 10:37:44 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 288 replies · 5,888+ views
    AP ^ | 9/1/05 | ADAM NOSSITER
    Unrest Intensifies at Superdome Shelter Sep 01 12:56 PM US/Eastern By ADAM NOSSITER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS Fights and trash fires broke out at the hot and stinking Superdome and anger and unrest mounted across New Orleans on Thursday, as National Guardsmen in armored vehicles poured in to help restore order across the increasingly lawless and desperate city. "We are out here like pure animals. We don't have help," the Rev. Issac Clark, 68, said outside the New Orleans Convention Center, where corpses lay in the open and evacuees complained that they were dropped off and given nothing. An...
  • New York veteran fights for freedom, second time around

    08/17/2005 5:22:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 359+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (August 17, 2005) -- The events of September 11, 2001, brought former Marine, Cpl. Brandon Connelly, back into the Corps to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Twenty-eight-year-old Connelly, originally a native of Toms River, N.J., was living in New York City at the time of the tragedy. Like everyone around him, he recalls being shocked and angry as the day's events unfolded. But unlike many of his fellow New Yorkers, this 1995 Toms River High School North graduate did not wave a flag or sport a bumper sticker to express his solidarity and patriotism. Rather, the former Marine...
  • Environmentalist fights U.S. extradition

    06/27/2005 7:56:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 712+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/27/05 | Jeremy Hainsworth - AP
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A radical environmentalist who is one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives told an extradition hearing Monday he was being unfairly targeted by the U.S. government and should be allowed to remain in Canada. Tre Arrow, born Michael Scarpitti, is accused of taking part in the 2001 firebombings of logging and cement trucks in Oregon. The FBI also claims he is associated with the Earth Liberation Front, a group that has claimed responsibility for dozens of acts of destruction over the past few years. "I am being targeted by the U.S. government and the FBI,...