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  • Five for Freedom

    11/11/2015 4:21:32 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Bringing government spending under control. At the last Republican presidential debate, I presented the Simple Flat Tax - which, for a family of four, exempts the first $36,000 from all income tax, and above that amount collects one low rate of 10 percent for all Americans. It eliminates the death tax, the payroll tax, the corporate income tax, and the Obamacare taxes; ends the corporate carve-outs and loopholes; and requires every business to pay the same simple business flat tax of 16 percent. That plan will unleash unprecedented growth, create millions of new jobs, raise after-tax incomes for all income...
  • Cosmic Inflation’s Five Great Predictions

    06/22/2015 1:20:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies ^ | 6/17/15 | Ethan Siegel
    Cosmic Inflation’s Five Great Predictions A “speculative” theory no more; it’s had four of them confirmed. Image credit: Max Tegmark / Scientific American, by Alfred T. Kamajian. “Scientific ideas should be simple, explanatory, predictive. The inflationary multiverse as currently understood appears to have none of those properties.” -Paul Steinhardt, 2014 When we think about the Big Bang, we typically think about the origin of the Universe: the hot, dense, expanding state where everything came from. By noticing and measuring the fact that the Universe is expanding today — that the galaxies are getting farther apart from one another in all directions — we...
  • Now Trending on Twitter: # Five Words To Ruin A Date

    01/13/2015 7:35:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/13/15 | Tweets
    Well, the Tweets on Twitter are at it again. The latest hashtag making waves: #FiveWordsToRuinADate . It was too good not to share. Here are some of the ones getting around.. FiveWordsToRuinADate I'm excited about Mike Huckabee It's about ethics in journalism Biden is a brilliant man You dislike my Obama mask? That Obama sure is brave! I am a smart liberal I really love David Hasselhoff You about a size 14? You're adam's apple is huge I want Nader in 2016. But Ben, what about Benghazi Ever bury a body before? Can we make this quick?' I miss good...
  • 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...
  • It Only Took Five Minutes for Democrats to Politicize the Oklahoma Tornado

    05/21/2013 11:30:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 5-21-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It took five minutes. Five minutes. It only took five minutes before the Democrat Party politicized the tornado in Oklahoma. They politicize everything, folks. They rub their hands together in glee when there is a natural disaster that they think they can spin in such a way as to advance their political agenda. If any of you doubt that global warming is a political issue and not a science issue, then you must open your mind and consider why in the world, ask yourself, why in the world, five minutes after the news hits of this horrible...
  • Saudi Arabia says five dead from new SARS-like virus

    05/02/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    AL ARABIYA ^ | Thursday, 2 May 2013
    The new virus is not the same as SARS, but similar to it and also to other coronaviruses found in bats. (Reuters) Saudi Arabia said five more people have died of a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, and two other people were in intensive care. The seven cases were discovered in al-Ahsa governorate in the Eastern Province, the Saudi news agency SPA quoted the Saudi Health Ministry as saying in a statement late on Wednesday.

A Saudi man died in March from the virus.

The novel coronavirus (NCoV) is from the same family of viruses as those...
  • Five Guns and Only Five Guns, Forever

    11/03/2012 10:31:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 76 replies
    daily caller ^ | 9-14-12 | Michael Piccione
    The conversation was about internet marketing and it was with my friend Jon Gibbon of Then out of the blue Jon asked me “If you could only have one gun the rest of your life what would it be?” “Hmmm…I guess it would be my Remington 870.” I figured I could hunt big and small game, defend the home patch and nothing stops like a 12 gauge slug. You can stop a charging dump truck with a 12 gauge slug. Then the conversation moved to: What would you take if you could only have five guns the rest of...
  • Help request. Does anybody have audio of Beckel's insult of Marines on The Five?

    09/24/2012 6:55:47 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 37 replies
    n/a | 9/24/12 | Texas Eagle
    On Monday's edition of The Fox News Channel's "The Five", Bob Beckel insults the capabilities of our Marines by saying "no amount of Marines could have stopped the Embassy attacks".That would only be true if those Marines had no ammo.It seems like I've heard other RATS say the same thing over the past few days but I haven't been able to find any clips. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • I Was a Republican!

    10/16/2011 2:59:35 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 15 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 10/16/2011 | Bolobaby
    Every five dollar bill should have a little speech bubble coming from Lincoln's mouth proclaiming, "I was a Republican!"
  • IBM's annual list of five innovations set to change our lives in the next five years

    12/29/2010 1:21:00 PM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Gizmag ^ | 12/28/2010 | Ben Coxworth
    IBM has announced its fifth annual Next Five in Five – a list of five technologies that the company believes “have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.” While there are no flying cars or robot servants on the list, there are holographic friends, air-powered batteries, personal environmental sensors, customized commutes and building-heating computers.3D telepresence It may not be a flying car, but it’s definitely one we’ve seen in sci-fi movies before – the ability to converse with a life-size holographic image of another person in real time. The futurists at...
  • Day 5: Family Media Detox

    09/06/2010 7:55:12 PM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 09/06/10 | Staff Jim's update: Ah, Sunday! We love us some Lord's Day around here. As Missy and I discuss in today's video, we had an especially uplifting church service. I preached on one of my favorite topics: The blood of Christ and how the whole of scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, points to the Cross. In fact, the praise team offered a special arrangement of "At the Cross" for the offertory, and it was a big ol' blessing to me. Sunday afternoons are usually devoted to naps for Missy and me, and I've developed a habit of watching Westerns on TV...
  • Five Governor's Races Could Indicate GOP Success In 2012

    06/20/2010 8:38:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    Five Governor's Races Could Indicate GOP Success In 2012 By Chris Cillizza June 21, 2010 The roots of a Republican political renaissance in 2012 lie in the Rust Belt. That swath of manufacturing- based states in the Midwest -- Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan -- with tentacles that reach as far east as Pennsylvania, has been the epicenter of the economic difficulties in the country over the past few years. Each state is hosting a competitive gubernatorial race this fall. Republicans argue that a clean sweep (or close to it) would immediately change the electoral calculus heading into the nationwide redistricting...
  • Top 5 reasons to oppose the national ID card

    03/10/2010 6:18:19 AM PST · by aquapub · 60 replies · 1,280+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-10-10 | Robert Moon
    There is a new national ID card being proposed in the Senate as part of the left's latest attempt to import 15 million new Democrat voters (illegal immigrants) that will contain the fingerprints and other personal information of the person it belongs to.
  • Five Democrats help pass proposals to outlaw mandated health insurance

    02/03/2010 9:13:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Breaking with their party and president, five Democrats yesterday helped push through the state Senate a Republican measure allowing Virginians to just say no to compulsory health insurance. Voting 23-17, the Democratic-controlled Senate approved three identical proposals -- Senate Bills 283, 311 and 417 -- making it illegal to require residents to purchase health-care coverage. Similar bills are under consideration in the Republican-dominated House. Virginia joins a growing number of states -- at least 30, according to The Associated Press -- where legislators are debating proposals that object to government-mandated health-care proposals similar to those being considered by Congress.
  • Top 5 signs Obama's foreign policy is the problem

    12/29/2009 9:34:40 AM PST · by aquapub · 3 replies · 662+ views
    5) After seven years straight without a single terrorist attack on American soil, it is only since Obama took office and began "healing the rifts" between Islam and the West that we have been repeatedly attacked. 4) As even the Washington Post confirms, the only times we have actually acquired useful intelligence from a terrorist are when we've abandoned the Obama approach and resorted to college hazing rituals like water-boarding. 3) As I have noted, both Iran and North Korea are far more dangerous and defiant now under Obama than ever before...
  • Five minutes of Al Gore

    11/26/2009 5:37:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 722+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 25, 2009 | by: Carla Tonelli
    He started late, made them laugh for the first 5 minutes then gently kicked out the media. “I’m Al Gore and I used to be the next president of America,” he said. Everyone laughed. “Now I’m a recovering politician”. In the script of his speech which he was to deliver after the dozen or so journalists were escorted out of the ballroom, Gore argues “Physical changes in our planet will influence global business and require new corporate strategies that take into account the broader environmental, social and political issues involved in shaping the clean economy of the future.”
  • Five workers dead in Andorra bridge collapse

    11/08/2009 5:57:30 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies · 551+ views
    France24 ^ | 08 November 2009
    Two more workers died overnight after a bridge under construction in the Pyrenees principality of Andorra collapsed, bringing the death toll to five, the government said Sunday. Six other workers were recovering in hospital after the concrete structure of the road bridge gave way around midday Saturday near the Dos Valires tunnel in the Massana valley in northwest Andorra. Emergency teams worked throughout the night to rescue a man who was trapped up to the waist in rubble, but he died shortly after being pulled from the debris in the early hours on Sunday, according to a government spokesman. The...
  • Four of Top Five U.S. Newspapers Buried Story on Obama’s Call for Government-Owned Health Insurance

    06/11/2009 1:02:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 756+ views
    cnsnews ^ | 6/11/09 | Marie Magleby ) - When President Obama said last week that he wants a government-run, government-owned health insurance provision to be included in the health-care reform bill being readied by Congress, only one of the nation’s top five, large-circulation newspapers thought it was worthy of front-page coverage.
  • Obama should take a tip from subway

    03/09/2009 1:16:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies · 728+ views
    Its back again! Subway's 5 dollar footlong menu has expanded for a limited time to include every sandwich except the Subway Feast and Philly Cheesesteak. Just as the first one, sales of Subway sandwiches are expected to skyrocket. The reason is because in times like these when we can no longer afford what we would like to eat or do. With subway giving the oppertunity to purchase a footlong sanwich with choice of any toppings for only five dollars, (Plus tax. Unfortunately the left got us there as well.) is a golden oppertunity for poor families who must cope with...
  • Drudge: HILLARY GIVING BACK $850,000 BUNDLED BY HSU(headline, nothing follows)

    09/10/2007 4:54:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 934+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9-10-07
    WOW!! The other Hsu dropped. "Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is returning $850,000 to donors raised for her presidential campaign by Norman Hsu..."
  • Hamas kills five of its own in ambush [Darwin award winner for today]

    05/16/2007 8:29:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 1,226+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05-16-2007 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH, JPOST.COM STAFF
    Hamas gunmen killed five of their own combatants in an ambush on a Fatah vehicle that had been carrying Hamas detainees, Fatah officials said Wednesday. Also killed were two members of the Fatah-affiliated Preventive Security force that had been guarding the detained Hamas members, the officials said.
  • Texas Governor Signs Deadly Force Bill

    03/28/2007 10:13:54 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 11 replies · 165+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03/27/07 | Unknown
    Texans will be able to use deadly force to defend themselves in their homes, cars and workplaces under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Perry. The bill states that a person has no duty to retreat from an intruder before using deadly force. The building or vehicle must be occupied at the time for the deadly force provision to apply, and the person using force cannot provoke the attacker or be involved in criminal activity. The Legislature approved the measure this month, and the National Rifle Association backed it. The law takes effect Sept. 1. "The right to defend...
  • Senate aide charged with carrying weapon

    03/26/2007 5:07:40 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 63 replies · 1,063+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 26, 2007 | staff reporter
    Webb staffer allegedly brought firearm into Russell Senate building A Senate aide was arrested Monday on charges of bringing a firearm into the Russell Senate building, U.S. Capitol police told NBC News. Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the police, said the aide worked for Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. He entered the building at approximately 10:50 a.m., she said, and was in possession of an unregistered firearm. He did not have a license to carry a pistol in Washington, according to Schneider. Webb's office issued a statement identifying the staffer as Phillip Thompson.
  • Activist Says Zoo 'Must Kill' Baby Polar Bear

    03/21/2007 11:21:51 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 47 replies · 1,455+ views
    AOL News ^ | 2007-03-21 | JOSH WARD
    Updated:2007-03-21 02:13:09Activist Says Zoo 'Must Kill' Baby Polar Bear By JOSH WARD AP BERLIN (March 21) - Berlin Zoo's abandoned polar bear cub Knut looks cute, cuddly and has become a front-page media darling, but an animal rights activist insisted Monday he would have been better off dead than raised by humans. Should Cub Have Been Left to Die? Animal rights activist Frank Albrecht said a polar bear cub should have been left to die since it was abandoned by its mother. "Feeding by hand is not species-appropriate but a gross violation of animal protection laws," animal rights activist Frank...
  • Edwards: “We'll have to raise taxes” [The 'Mondale Strategy']

    02/05/2007 4:06:22 AM PST · by johnny7 · 18 replies · 826+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2007 | By Eric Pfeiffer
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards promised to raise taxes and provide universal health care if elected to the White House, accusing his rivals of lacking the political "backbone" to voice their convictions. "Yes, we'll have to raise taxes," the former one-term senator from North Carolina and 2004 vice-presidential candidate said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" yesterday. "The only way you can pay for a health care plan that costs anywhere from $90 billion to $120 billion is there has to be a revenue source."
  • NFL nixes church's plan to show Super Bowl

    02/02/2007 11:21:10 AM PST · by XR7 · 37 replies · 1,143+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS— The NFL has nixed a church's plans to use a wall projector to show the...Super Bowl game... NFL officials spotted a promotion of Fall Creek Baptist Church's "Super Bowl Bash" on the church Web site last week and overnighted a lette...demanding the party be canceled... Initially, the league objected to the church's plan to charge a fee to attend and that the church used the license-protected words "Super Bowl" in its promotions. ...Newland said he told the NFL his church would not charge anyone and that it would drop the use of the forbidden words. But the NFL objected...
  • Democrats eye Big Oil profits as source of energy funding

    12/27/2006 1:46:17 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 49 replies · 992+ views
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | December 27, 2006 | H. Josef Hebert *A.P.)
    WASHINGTON — House Democrats in the first weeks of the new Congress plan to establish a dedicated fund to promote renewable energy and conservation, using money from oil companies. That's only one legislative hit the oil industry is expected to take next year as a Congress run by Democrats is likely to show little sympathy to the cash-rich, high-profile business. Whether the issue is rolling back tax breaks — some approved by Congress only 18 months ago — pushing for more use of ethanol and other biofuels instead of gasoline, or investigations into shortfalls in royalty payments to the government,...
  • Protester Burns in Christmas Inferno

    12/26/2006 7:07:43 AM PST · by presidio9 · 43 replies · 1,211+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/25/06 | Michael Medved
    Americans celebrate Christmas in many different ways but in Bakersfield, California, an apparent secular fanatic observed the holiday by dousing himself with flammable liquid and setting himself ablaze. According to press reports, he meant to show his passionate objection to Thursday night’s decision by the Kern High School Board of Trustees to change the name of the winter break to “Christmas vacation” and the spring break to “Easter Vacation.” The protester (the headline proclaimed, “Name Change Sparks Protest”) first set fire to a Christmas tree and several flags, then lit himself to express his displeasure at the Board’s decision. Fire...
  • Defense to ask for paternity testing [Duke Lacrosse Case]

    12/15/2006 9:52:21 AM PST · by LC HOGHEAD · 69 replies · 2,855+ views
    Duke Lacrosse Controversy Published: Dec 15, 2006 12:31 PM Modified: Dec 15, 2006 12:32 PM Defense to ask for paternity testing By ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press DURHAM -- Lawyers for three Duke lacrosse players charged with rape will ask for paternity testing to determine if any of their clients are the father of their accuser's child -- a prospect they dismissed today as an "absolute impossibility." Defense attorney Joseph Cheshire said Friday the defense has known for some time about the pregnancy, but didn't yet know if the 28-year-old woman has given birth. A person familiar with the case,...
  • Young rape victim undergoes HIV treatment (*ILLEGAL ALIEN ALERT*)

    09/22/2006 11:16:45 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 36 replies · 1,359+ views
    Press-Register ^ | 9/21/2006 | MIKE PERRY
    A 5-year-old girl is undergoing treatment for possible HIV infection after the man charged with raping her -- an illegal alien who was previously deported to Mexico -- admitted he has the virus, authorities said. The case has re-energized some state lawmakers to push for tougher penalties for people who commit sex crimes and knowingly expose their victims to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Julio Cesar Cruz Martinez, 32, of Fairhope is being held in a segregated unit at the Baldwin County Corrections Center on charges of first-degree rape, sexual abuse and sodomy, a jail official said Wednesday. Police...
  • Five Years After 9/11, Recruiting, Retention Remain Solid

    09/12/2006 7:25:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 442+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2006 – Five years after military recruiting hit the ceiling after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, recruiting remains solid, with every service meeting its active-duty recruiting goal for the 15th consecutive month. Recruiting and retention statistics for August, just released by the Defense Department, show the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force all meeting or exceeding both their monthly as well as year-to-date recruiting goals for the year. At the same time, retention remains solid across the board, with all services expected to meet their retention goals for the fiscal year, officials said. During August,...
  • Five Years On, Pentagon 9/11 Survivor Reflects on Attack

    09/06/2006 6:19:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 458+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- At about 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Debra Wagner and her colleagues at the Pentagon got a phone call telling them to turn on the television. There had been a terrible “accident” in New York City. Debra Wagner, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, stands by a display honoring the people who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Wagner said she came through the tragic events with a profound belief in the resilience of America and its people. Photo by...
  • Taliban Extremist Kills Five; 22 Wounded in Suicide Blast

    07/17/2006 4:40:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 280+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Combined Forces Command Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – A suicide bomb attack in the Gardez district Afghanistan's of Paktia province killed five people and wounded up to 22 others, mostly innocent civilians, yesterday, military officials reported. An extremist armed with a suicide vest detonated his explosives as an Afghan National Army patrol approached. One Afghan soldier and four Afghan civilians were killed in the blast. Two Afghan soldiers and up to 20 more innocent Afghan civilians were wounded by the explosion and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Several vehicles and structures also were damaged. A coalition quick reaction force and explosive...
  • Five Soldiers Charged in Iraqi Rape, Murder Case (The unvarnished truth so, far. No Spin)

    07/09/2006 11:58:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 74 replies · 2,011+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2006 – Charges have been preferred against four U.S. soldiers accused of rape and murder in connection with the deaths of four Iraqi civilians in March. A fifth soldier has been accused of dereliction of duty for failing to report the offenses, U.S. officials announced today. The five soldiers were charged yesterday in connection with their alleged participation in the rape and murder of a young Iraqi woman and the murders of three members of her family. The fifth soldier was charged with dereliction of duty for his failure to report the rape and murder of these...
  • Back from the Dead (Privatizing Social Security - only five Republican senators needed)

    07/01/2006 8:31:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 761+ views
    Post Writers Group ^ | 6/27/06 | MARIE COCCO
    Back from the DeadMARIE COCCO June 27, 2006 WASHINGTON -- The corpse will be revived. Plans to resuscitate President Bush's stone-cold proposal to turn Social Security from a guaranteed insurance program into a patchwork of private savings accounts already are in the works. All it will take, says Grover Norquist, conservative strategist extraordinaire, is the election of another five conservative Republican senators -- enough to surmount procedural roadblocks by Democrats or those tremulous Republican moderates who would try to preserve the nation's most successful and best-loved government program. ``I believe that when there are 60 Republican senators we will move...
  • Despite Ceasefire Talk, Five Kassams Explode in and Near Sderot (Video link)

    06/15/2006 3:37:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jun 15, '06 | Hillel Fendel
    After a day of near quiet, a wave of five Kassam rockets was launched at Israel from northern Gaza Thursday morning. An Arutz Sheva TV was on the scene - live. Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal called on the government to resign in light of its failure to protect the city's residents. Visiting MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) decried the fact that while Sderot residents are suffering the consequences of the last withdrawal, "Olmert is abroad, declaring that the next withdrawal is a fait accompli." An Arutz Sheva English TV crew was in Sderot filming a live shoot of the hunger...
  • 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...
  • Five More Bird Flu Deaths In Indonesia

    05/17/2006 11:44:01 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 354+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-17-2006
    Five more bird flu deaths in Indonesia 16:19 17 May 2006 news service The World Health Organization has confirmed that five more Indonesians, all related, have died of bird flu, a health ministry official said on Wednesday. The deaths bring the nation's overall death toll to 30. "They were apparently infected at a family event," said Nyoman Kandun, director of the health ministry's communicable disease control centre. The victims were two men, two women and an eight-year-old girl who lived near one another in North Sumatra. Kandun said earlier this week that the five had died within days of...
  • Five Seabees from NMCB 133 Presented with Purple Heart

    05/10/2006 6:09:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 346+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 1st Class Robert Wesselman
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Commander, 1st Naval Construction Division Rear Adm. Robert L. Phillips presented five Seabees, currently serving with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, with the Purple Heart medal here May 8. Steelworker 2nd Class Jody Allen, Construction Electrician 2nd Class Sean Sullivan, Steelworker 3rd Class Christopher Moran, Constructionman Cody Cannon and Constructionman Richard Fisher received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while operating in and around Al Asad, Iraq, as part NMCB 133’s recent deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to elected officials, family members and Seabees, guests at the ceremony included more than...
  • Five hurricane names retired from last year's storms (sets a record)

    04/06/2006 11:29:31 AM PDT · by varina davis · 27 replies · 782+ views
    ap wire ^ | April 6, 2006 | ap
    WASHINGTON - Never will Katrina be so little missed. Nor Dennis, Rita, Stan and Wilma - four other hurricane names from last year's devastating storms that have now been officially retired. Normally six lists of names are used in rotation for storms in the Atlantic-Caribbean-Gulf of Mexico region, but names of particularly destructive storms are retired. The decision to retire these five names was made by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization meeting in Puerto Rico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced. They were part of a record 27 named storms and 15 hurricanes that occurred in...
  • Five gets the Army 10: Twins enlist, serve on post

    03/14/2006 5:22:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 611+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Although news reports indicate the Army is having a hard time enlisting first-time soldiers a recruiter in Pennsylvania got a two-for-one deal when Cassandra and Calista Walker joined together. When the 23-year-old twins walked into the recruiter’s office “His eyes bulged, I bet he earned a big bonus for us,” said Cassandra, the older of the two by five minutes. Calista said, “We didn’t know if the Army could handle the two of us. We were a package deal.” The younger twin, Calista, notes she is a half-inch taller than her sister, and then sheepishly adds sotto...
  • Fort people rally to help GI mom/dad and their five kids after another Army family hit by home fire

    02/28/2006 5:03:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 504+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — It started as a typical day. Three older children headed for school, two younger ones went to a day-care center and the parents went to work. But, the Green family was to see their lives change when slightly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 21 the house they called home caught fire. For Carlton and Heather Green, both sergeants first class assigned to Fort Huachuca, sitting outside their home in a quiet Sierra Vista residential area on Monday the shock of an event a week ago still haunts them. It is also distressing to their three older children,...
  • Bomb Kills Five Iraqis; Iraqi Troops Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons

    02/26/2006 1:48:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Security Transition Command news
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2006 – A vehicle bomb killed five Iraqis today, and Iraqi and U.S. soldiers have continued to arrest suspected terrorists and find weapons, military officials reported. Two Iraqi adults and three children were killed in Hillah when a minivan, which had been used as a taxi, exploded. The minivan was traveling in the southern district of Hillah when it reportedly was stopped. An unidentified man left the vehicle, entered a red sedan, and drove away. Moments later, the minivan exploded. The minivan's occupants suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Hillah medical treatment facility, officials said....
  • Suicide Bomber Kills Five, Wounds 18 in Iraq

    01/17/2006 5:44:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 212+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2006 – A suicide car bomber killed four Iraqi police officers and one child and wounded 16 civilians and two Iraqi police officers yesterday at an Iraqi police checkpoint near Muqdadiyah, Iraq, officials reported. Officials said the attack was initiated by a flurry of small-arms fire followed by the devastating blast. Coalition forces from a nearby base responded to the attack and assisted with the post-blast investigation. Officials emphasized that reporting terrorist activity is the best way for local residents to help end violence in their neighborhoods and protect their families and homes. Cash rewards are available...
  • Five Danes Guilty Of Iraq Abuse

    01/12/2006 3:22:40 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 341+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-12-2006
    Five Danes guilty of Iraq abuse Capt Annemette Hommel was sent home early from Iraq A Danish army captain and four military police sergeants have been found guilty of abusing prisoners while they were based in southern Iraq. But the judge ruled that because of "extenuating circumstances", the five would not be punished. He said they had not received clear guidelines from the Danish military. Capt Annemette Hommel and the others were convicted of verbal humiliation and forcing prisoners to maintain painful postures during interrogation. Hard line Capt Hommel, 38, and the four other defendants had denied the accusations relating...
  • Barghouti: Palestinian Addiction to Terror

    11/27/2005 5:07:56 PM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 457+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 27, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Once again, convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti is trying to "lead" his people from inside an Israeli prison. If his win in primaries in the West Bank on Friday provides any insight into the Palestinian popular mood, it is that they are still addicted to terrorist "leaders" like Barghouti. According to the BBC: He [Barghouti] is serving five life terms in an Israeli jail for the killing of four Israelis and a Greek monk. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said there was no chance of Barghouti getting an early release. Barghouti, 46, won 34,000 out of 40,000 votes - affirming...
  • Five Marines Killed in Steel Curtain Firefight

    11/16/2005 6:54:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 51 replies · 1,192+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2005 – Five Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed today during a firefight while conducting Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi, Iraq, military officials reported. Sixteen enemy fighters were confirmed killed in the engagement, officials said. Officials also announced that a Task Force Baghdad soldier died today of wounds suffered in a Nov. 15 roadside bomb attack northwest of Baghdad. The servicemembers' are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. In other news from Iraq, Iraqi soldiers from the Desert Protectors -- Iraqi scouts recruited...
  • Five (Illegal Immigrants) Killed In Charge At Spanish Border

    09/29/2005 7:00:45 PM PDT · by blam · 81 replies · 1,336+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-30-2005 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Five killed in charge at Spanish border By Isambard Wilkinson in Gibraltar (Filed: 30/09/2005) Spain sent reinforcements to its enclaves in northern Morocco yesterday after five Africans died in a rush at a border fence by hundreds of migrants desperate to enter Europe. Scene of carnage: Spanish workers repair the razor-wire barrier which was damaged in the desperate rush The assault on Ceuta was the latest manoeuvre by thousands of immigrants using tactics reminiscent of medieval sieges to force their way into the European Union. Hundreds of ladders were left pinioned against the border's razor wire after the pre-dawn charge...
  • Senator McCain Facing Censure at Republican Convention

    06/06/2005 4:58:18 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 49 replies · 1,868+ views
    AZ Conservative ^ | Dennis Durband
    United States Senator John McCain will not be in attendance at Saturday’s Arizona Republican Assembly state convention. He would not want to be present, nor would his presence be all that welcomed by Republicans. Among the resolutions to be addressed during Saturday’s annual Arizona Republican Assembly (ARA) convention is an effort to censure Arizona’s senior U.S. senator over his betrayal of the GOP on juidicial filibusters and other important issues. The ARA is a principled, constitutional organization which honors – without compromise – the Republican Party platform. In recent years, Senator McCain has shown little regard for the party or...
  • Two of Five Suicide Bomb Planners Were Released from Jail

    06/01/2005 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 351+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jun 02, '05 | staff
    ( Two of the five terrorists who planned to carry out a twin suicide bombing in Jerusalem Thursday recently were released from prison. Hamza Hassin Brigia, who lives near Bethlehem and was responsible for the Islamic Jihad infrastructure in Bethlehem, was released from administrative detention last February. Muhanad Abu Romy was recently released after having been jailed for buying weapons from Islamic Jihad terrorists. The terrorists had placed the explosives in cardboard boxes and put them inside bags with shrapnel and nails in order to increase bodily injury. One of the arguments against freeing more jailed terrorists and prisoners is...