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  • The Obama Administration’s Newly Political Approach to FOIAs

    06/09/2015 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | June 9, 2015 | By Eliana Johnson
    At the Treasury Department, the memo came down from the deputy executive secretary, Wally Adeyemo, in December of 2009. Going forward, the memo stated, “sensitive information” requested under the Freedom of Information Act was to be reviewed not only by career FOIA officials but also by a committee of political appointees... before release. And it didn’t just happen at Treasury, but at the IRS and the Department of Homeland Security, too. Current and former FOIA attorneys at these agencies say documents requested by the media have come in for special scrutiny, called “sensitive review,” often holding up release for weeks...
  • Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)

    07/16/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2014 | "Weird Al" Yankovic
    Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)
  • IDF Foils Terror Attack, Kills 2 Gaza Terrorists

    09/19/2012 3:34:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/9/12 | Elad Benari
    The IDF, in a joint operation with the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), was able to foil a planned terror attack in Israel on Wednesday evening, as IAF aircraft struck and killed two terrorists in southern Gaza. Photo of explosion The two terrorists, Ashraf Saleh and Anis Abu Elenein, were members of a group calling itself “The Al-Aqsa Defenders”, which the IDF said is supported by Hamas. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed the attack in a statement, adding that direct hits were identified. The IDF said that Anis Abu Elenein had been planning to carry out a terror attack within...
  • Israel security forces foil multiple terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, arrest dozens

    09/07/2011 8:41:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/7/2011 | Anshel Pfeffer
    The Israeli Shin-Bet security service foiled a suicide terrorist attack last month in Jerusalem, it emerged Wednesday. An explosive belt was seized only 24 hours before the planned attack, after it was already smuggled into Jerusalem. The interception of the planned attack was part of a large-scale operation by the Shin Bet, the IDF and the police against the Hamas military infrastructure in the West Bank and Jerusalem. During the operation, dozens of Hamas activists – operating in alleged 13 separate units – were arrested.
  • Emails: Insiders worried over political ‘meddling’ (Obama politicizing FOIL requests)

    03/28/2011 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Copyright © 2011, The Daily Record. ^ | Posted: 10:24 am Mon, March 28, 2011
    since July 2009, career employees were ordered to provide political staffers with information about the people who asked for records — such as where they lived and whether they were private citizens or reporters — and about the organizations where they worked. If a member of Congress sought such documents, employees were told to specify Democrat or Republican. No one in government was allowed to discuss the political reviews with anyone whose information request was affected by them.
  • Obama Benefits in Having Palin as His Foil

    01/18/2011 8:13:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/18/11 | Matt Bai
    There was Sarah Palin again Monday, assuring Sean Hannity on Fox News that she was not going to be silenced, no matter what abuse might come her way. “Other people are facing much greater hardships and making greater sacrifices than I am in just engaging in debate,” said the woman who reportedly made $250,000 per episode of her recently concluded reality show. She added, several times, “This isn’t about me.” A lot of Republicans in Washington certainly wish that were the case. But as the new House majority begins its push this week to scale back the Obama agenda, it...
  • Archaeologists On Crete Find Skeleton Covered With Gold Foil In 2,700-year-old Grave

    10/01/2010 2:54:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via Google News ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | Nicholas Paphitis
    Excavator Nicholas Stampolidis said his team discovered more than 3,000 pieces of gold foil in the 7th-century B.C. twin grave near the ancient town of Eleutherna... The tiny gold ornaments, from 1 to 4 centimetres (0.4 to 1.5 inches) long, had been sewn onto a lavish robe or shroud that initially wrapped the body of a woman and has almost completely rotted away but for a few off-white threads... The woman, who presumably had a high social or religious status, was buried with a second skeleton in a large jar sealed with a stone slab weighing more than half a...
  • Lawmaker wants gun permit data curbed [Foiled Pistol Permit Records]

    08/03/2010 2:32:06 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies · 10+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | By Casey SEILER State Editor
    ALBANY -- Sen. Joe Griffo, R-Rome, wants the state to stop its practice of handing out the entire state database of handgun permits in response to Freedom of Information Law requests -- recently the subject of controversy due to the appearance of a Website,, that offers the information. Griffo, a pistol owner, describes his bill as a compromise between taking handgun permits out of the public record entirely or making the full database available. Under the proposed new law -- initially referred to the chamber's Rules Committee -- the state would respond only to FOIL requests seeking permits for...
  • Question about ACORN Philadelphia Police Report (FOIL?)

    10/22/2009 5:43:46 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 1,108+ views
    10/22/09 | vanity
    As we know, ACORN has claimed that conservative journalists Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe were turned away from the Philadephia office and that a police report was filed to that effect. Has anyone tried filing a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the Philadephia police to determine when, if at all, ACORN filed that police report?I'm thinking it might be illuminating.
  • Forces in Afghanistan Foil Attempt on Provincial Governor’s Life

    05/13/2009 5:08:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 608+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009 – Afghan and U.S. forces killed eight insurgents and repelled a complex suicide attack May 11 by multiple groups on government buildings in Khost, the capital of the eastern Afghanistan province of the same name. During the engagement, the forces foiled an attempt on the provincial governor’s life. Shortly before noon, a suicide bomber dressed as an Afghan security forces member attacked the governor’s compound, while two others wearing suicide vests were killed by Afghan and U.S. forces. An additional suicide vest was found at the scene. Moments later, a group of suicide bombers stormed the...
  • Star Wars Force Trainer in action

    03/23/2009 8:53:16 PM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 470+ views
    gizmag ^ | 3/24/09 | gizmag
    March 24, 2009 What kid hasn’t lain in bed at night and tried to transport some object to them using just the power of their mind, just to see if maybe that Force thing was actually real? I’ll admit I did. Of course nothing happened, but a new toy is designed to give players the feeling that they do have the Force flowing through them by harnessing brainwaves to "levitate" a ball
  • Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash [Massive BDS]

    12/28/2008 8:20:01 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 44 replies · 2,773+ views
    Michael Connell, the Bush IT expert who has been directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush's 2000 and 2004 elections, was killed last night when his single engine plane crashed three miles short of the Akron airport. Velvet Revolution ("VR"), a non-profit that has been investigating Mr. Connell's activities for the past two years, can now reveal that a person close to Mr. Connell has recently been discussing with a VR investigator how he can tell all about his work for George Bush. Mr. Connell told a close associate that he was afraid that George Bush and Dick Cheney...
  • Out Of Tinfoil Comes Art

    10/26/2007 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 17 replies · 1,632+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 10/25/2007 | Suleman Din
    Out Of Tinfoil Comes Art By SULEMAN DIN   Peter Schwickwrath with one of his favorite foil creations, a sculpture of a blind man walking a dog. (Photo by Tim Farrell)     PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The tinfoil covering your leftover pot roast could be Peter Schwickwrath's next masterpiece.The aluminum wrapping best known to those with a penchant for cooking has become the art medium of choice for Schwickwrath, a carpenter who has made a hobby of turning thin, shiny sheets into intricate painted sculptures.His elaborate works have earned a spot in the collection of Ripley's Believe It Or Not,...
  • Soldiers Detain Suspected al Qaeda Leader; Citizens Foil Car Bomb Attack

    07/17/2007 6:54:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 477+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2007 – A suspected al Qaeda leader is among three terrorism suspects detained today in Mosul, Iraq, by coalition and Iraqi forces, and local citizens helped to foil a car-bomb attack in eastern Baghdad. Officials also reported that a firefight yesterday left about 12 enemy fighters dead. Among the three suspects captured in Mosul is an alleged al Qaeda leader believed to have been promoted within the organization after recent coalition operations created numerous vacancies in the terrorist organization’s leadership structure. Intelligence reports also indicate the individual is responsible for mortar and sniper attacks against Iraqi forces...
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Foil Attack; Suspects Detained

    05/06/2007 12:24:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 335+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2007 – Afghan and coalition forces thwarted an attack in Afghanistan’s Farah province yesterday, 10 suspected Taliban were detained in a separate incident, and the Afghan border police also stopped two suicide bombers near the Pakistan border. Afghan National Police defended the Bakwa district center in Farah province yesterday following an attack by an unknown number of Taliban fighters. The Afghan force asked for a show of force to stave off the insurgents, and coalition forces responded with close-air support. The police also requested assistance from the Farah Provincial Reconstruction Team’s security forces to secure the...
  • CA: Will guv be a post-partisan foil for conservatives in 2008?

    03/22/2007 6:04:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 3/22/07 | Anthony York
    Arnold Schwarzenegger can't run for president, but he has injected himself into the 2008 presidential race. The Republican governor has taken to national airwaves to preach the gospel of "post-partisanship" around the country. But the events of the last week suggest that the governor could also be a convenient political foil for conservatives seeking votes in closed Republican primaries. Tongues wagged after the governor's appearance on the Today show Tuesday, when Schwarzenegger was asked about criticism from Rush Limbaugh, who harshly questioned Schwarzenegger's conservatism. "Rush Limbaugh is irrelevant. I am not his servant," the governor said. The next day, Schwarzenegger...
  • Tin Foil Hat Conspiracy REVEALED!

    02/14/2007 12:09:18 PM PST · by Toadman · 14 replies · 671+ views
    MIT ^ | 17 Feb 2005 | Ali Rahimi, Ben Recht, Jason Taylor, Noah Vawter
    AbstractAmong a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Forces Foil Attack, Capture Terrorists, Disarm Explosives

    08/24/2006 3:25:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 589+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2006 – In separate operations this week throughout Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. forces stopped a terrorist attack against a police station, captured five suspected terrorists, and disarmed seven improvised explosive devices, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi police and Task Force Band of Brothers soldiers thwarted a terrorist attack against a Mosul police station yesterday. The attack began when a terrorist dressed as a police officer approached the gate to the police station and detonated his suicide vest, killing himself and wounding six police officers. Immediately following the explosion, two other masked terrorists attempted to attack the station...
  • British police say foil plot to bomb aircraft (18 arrested,, so far)

    08/09/2006 11:18:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,977+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/06 | Adrian Croft
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Thursday they have thwarted a plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight between Britain and the United States, arresting a number of people in the London area. Britain's security service MI5 raised the threat level to the country to "critical" from "severe," meaning an attack is expected imminently. News of the arrests and heightened security threat came amid high international tension over Israel's war against Hizbollah in Lebanon. Police said the aim of the plot was to detonate bombs smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage. "A major terrorist plot to allegedly blow...
  • Citizens' Tips Help Foil Baghdad Attack, Lead Soldiers to Weapons

    07/28/2006 10:58:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 459+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 27, 2006 – Tips from Iraqi citizens led coalition and Iraqi soldiers to foil a terrorist attack and find weapons caches in Baghdad yesterday, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. A concerned Iraqi citizen's tip led Iraqi army soldiers to a shop south of Baghdad last night, where they found a munitions cache. Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, investigated the carpentry shop and seized 58 homemade bombs, three rocket-propelled-grenade boosters, and two improvised explosive devices attached to batteries. Iraqi soldiers also detained a suspected terrorist at the site and seven others suspected of...
  • Lecturer denounces critics of his 9-11 teachings (Kevin Barrett)

    07/10/2006 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Jean S · 70 replies · 1,644+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 7/10/06 | MEGAN TWOHEY
    <p>A University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer who has sparked controversy by teaching that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job lashed out Sunday at public officials who have questioned his right to teach.</p> <p>Speaking at a gathering at UW-Milwaukee, Kevin Barrett took aim at state Rep. Stephen Nass (R-Whitewater), U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-Wis.) and Gov. Jim Doyle.</p>
  • Iraqi Forces Foil Kidnappings, Capture Terrorists

    07/05/2006 4:53:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 530+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 5, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers rescued three kidnap victims, foiled a kidnap attempt, captured 28 suspected terrorists, and killed eight terrorists in separate operations July 2 and 3, military officials reported. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, rescued three Red Crescent employees from two terrorist kidnappers shortly before 5 p.m. July 3. The soldiers stopped a black sedan at a checkpoint near the Al-Nida Mosque. The two kidnappers attempted to flee, but were detained a short distance from the checkpoint. During a search of the vehicle, the soldiers found two handguns. Elsewhere, Iraqi army...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Terrorist Leader; Coalition Forces Foil Kidnapping

    06/15/2006 6:04:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 984+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 15, 2006 – Iraqi forces captured a high-ranking terrorist network commander during an early morning ground assault raid in Karbala, Iraq, today and coalition forces in eastern Baghdad stopped an alleged kidnapping June 13, military officials reported. Iraqi army soldiers, assisted by coalition advisers, captured Sheik Aqeel in the Karbala raid. Aqeel commands a Karbala terrorist network and is wanted for assassinating Iraqi citizens and planning and ordering attacks against Iraqi and coalition forces, officials said. The terrorist network commander provides financial support to subordinate leaders and supplies them with improvised explosive devices. The IEDs supplied by Aqeel...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Foil Terrorist Attacks

    04/17/2006 4:46:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 282+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2006 – Iraqi security and coalition forces responded to several attacks in the Baghdad and Ramada areas of Iraq today, officials reported. An Iraqi army patrol was fired upon at about 3:50 a.m. today in Adhamiyah, a neighborhood in north Baghdad, starting a protracted firefight that raged through to the early afternoon. At about 7:45 a.m. an estimated 50 gunmen attacked a combined checkpoint of Iraqi police and U.S. forces, resulting in a call for assistance. A force consisting of five companies of soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army, and two quick-reaction force platoons from Multinational...
  • U.S., Iraqi Forces Net Suspects, Seize Weapons, Foil Kidnapping

    03/22/2006 10:12:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 399+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi forces have detained 32 suspects and seized three weapons caches in Iraq since March 19, with one detention resulting from an Iraqi citizen's tip that foiled a kidnapping, Multinational Division Baghdad officials reported. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, along with their Iraqi counterparts from 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, were attacked with small-arms fire south of Latfiyah today. They returned fire, killing one terrorist and detaining another 11 suspected terrorists. The troops also confiscated a Dishka heavy machine gun and 55-gallon...
  • Bastogne Soldiers foil rocket attack (Bastards of Bastogne)

    03/03/2006 3:48:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 599+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | 1st BCT PAO, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
    KIRKUK, Iraq (Army News Service, March 3, 2006) – Soldiers from the Bastogne Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division foiled an attempted rocket attack March 1 on their forward operating base near the village of Hawijah, Iraq, after they spotted insurgents setting up rockets. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment observed a white pick-up truck parked at a known enemy firing position north of their FOB. Three insurgents were setting up a rocket system when the Soldiers notified the battalion’s operations center. On hearing the news, Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Marc Hutson ordered an artillery strike on the...
  • Saudis' 'Foil Oil Facility Attack'

    02/24/2006 8:01:19 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 552+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-24-2006
    Saudis 'foil oil facility attack' Saudi security forces have foiled an apparent suicide car bomb attack on a major oil production facility in the eastern town of Abqaiq. At least two cars carrying explosives were fired on at the plant, Saudi officials have said. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says the attack is the first direct assault on Saudi oil production. The al-Qaeda network on the Arabian Peninsula has long called for attacks on Saudi oil installations. Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Nuaimi said output at the facility, which handles about two-thirds of the country's oil production, was unaffected by the...
  • Soldier Dies in IED Attack; Troops Foil Bombing, Uncover Plot

    02/18/2006 4:26:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 430+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 18, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2006 – A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed today when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle in eastern Baghdad, military officials reported. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. In other news, Iraqi troops disrupted a roadside bomb attempt and coalition forces uncovered an al Qaeda plot to attack a local tribe. As local children led 3rd Iraqi Public Order Brigade troops to a bag containing a bomb in eastern Baghdad Feb. 15, three men were seen running from the site. The suspects eluded capture while a second roadside bomb was...
  • On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

    11/20/2005 7:31:30 PM PST · by SERKIT · 53 replies · 1,608+ views
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, MIT ^ | 17 Feb 2005 | Ali Rahimi, Ben Recht, Jason Taylor, & Noah Vawter
    Abstract Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use...
  • On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets:An Empirical Study

    11/10/2005 10:07:00 AM PST · by antaresequity · 87 replies · 2,313+ views
    MIT ^ | 17 Feb 2005 | Ali Rahimi - Others
    On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical StudyAli Rahimi1, Ben Recht 2, Jason Taylor 2, Noah Vawter 217 Feb 2005 1: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, MIT. 2: Media Laboratory, MIT. Abstract Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from...
  • Suspects In Court As Dutch Police 'Foil Terror Plot To Target MPs'

    10/17/2005 5:33:00 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 292+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-18-2005 | Joan Clements
    Suspects in court as Dutch police 'foil terror plot to target MPs' By Joan Clements in Rotterdam (Filed: 18/10/2005) Seven suspected Muslim terrorists appeared before a High Court judge in Rotterdam yesterday accused of plotting terrorist acts. The men, six of whom are of Moroccan origin, were arrested on Friday in an operation to foil an alleged plot to attack politicians. Among those arrested during the sweep in three cities was a 19-year-old Dutch-Moroccan, Samir Azzouz, who had been acquitted of terrorist-related charges earlier this year. Last night the police were said to have obtained an eight-minute recorded farewell message...
  • Coalition Forces Foil Terrorist Attack on Polling Station

    10/14/2005 6:24:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 384+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2005 – A Task Force Baghdad unit patrolling in southern Baghdad immediately responded to a terrorist mortar attack on a polling site Oct. 13 by returning fire to drive the terrorists away, military officials reported today. The soldiers from 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, also provided medical care to two Iraqi civilians, including one child, who suffered minor injuries when the terrorist rounds detonated, officials said. "I am not surprised that the terrorists would target the innocent people of Iraq," said Maj. Liston Edge, an operations officer for the 48th Brigade Combat Team. "I am just proud...
  • 'Untouchable' utilities foil insurgent’s schemes

    10/06/2005 5:24:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 428+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 6, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 6, 2005) -- Thought to be one of the four rivers to flow from the Garden of Eden and known to be the heart of ancient civilizations like Sumeria and Babylonia, the Euphrates River now supplies water for coalition forces based in the Al Anbar province. Marines and Sailors from Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 keep water flowing from the Euphrates, despite the efforts of insurgents. “They blow up the pipes, we go fix them,” said Sgt. Richard Tulley, a hygiene equipment operator and Hammond, N.Y., native. “It’s that simple....
  • CA: Local group aims to foil Minutemen

    04/21/2005 8:54:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,684+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 4/21/05 | Brenda Gazzar
    SAN BERNARDINO - In the immigration battle being waged at the border, a local network of largely Latino activists is taking a new tack to counter volunteers who are monitoring the border for illegal crossings. On May 1, the National Alliance for Human Rights will try to "close the border' by persuading those intending to cross over legally from Agua Prieta, Mexico, to Douglas, Ariz., not to do so for several hours. The strategy "is a notice' to Minuteman project volunteers, who have recently announced their plans to extend their Arizona-border monitoring project for several additional months and to other...
  • Swiss to wrap glaciers in foil (now plan to use tinfoil instead of PVC)

    03/28/2005 8:37:09 AM PST · by Brian328i · 35 replies · 970+ views
    Ananova ^ | Mar 28, 2005 | Ananova
    Swiss authorities are planning to wrap mountain glaciers with tin foil this summer in an effort to stop them melting. Carlo Danioth, head of mountain rescue services in Andermatt, said: "We will initially cover around 30,000 square feet on the upper Gurschen glacier at the beginning of May as a test." Scientists hope that the high-tech foil will prevent the sun's rays from melting the ice in popular ski resorts during the summer months. Glacier expert Martin Funk said: "The foil reflects almost all the sun's rays. That will sharply reduce the rate of melting." And other resorts like Saas-Fee...

    01/24/2005 7:04:23 AM PST · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 76 replies · 3,278+ views
    Hat tip to Chrenkoff!
  • Police foil plot to bomb Quiapo fiesta (Philippines)

    01/07/2005 8:49:53 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 3 replies · 486+ views
    The Manila Times ^ | 1/8/05 | Jonathan Vicente and Anthony Vargas
    Police said Friday they have foiled a plot to bomb Sunday’s celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo with the arrest of a group of suspected Islamic militants assembling bombs at a building in Ermita. Members of the Western Police District rounded up 14 suspects during a raid Friday afternoon on the third floor of the Agoncillo Building on Taft Avenue, near Pedro Gil Street in Ermita. Supt. Elmer Jamias, chief of the WPD Station 5, said his men confiscated improvised explosive devices and bomb components, including timing gadgets and cables. Jamias said the suspects were planning...

    12/21/2004 4:44:51 AM PST · by Clive · 1 replies · 307+ views
    Central Command ^ | December 21, 2004
    December 21, 2004 Release Number: 04-12-39 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRAQI SECURITY FORCES FOIL INSURGENT ATTACK, MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN FIVEMOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi Security Forces decisively defeated another attack by anti-Iraqi forces as they attempted to seize a police station. In a separate incident, Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained five people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities during other operations on Dec. 17 in northern Iraq. An Iraqi Police station came under attack by indirect and small arms fire during a coordinated effort by insurgent fighters to overrun the station in central Mosul. The Iraqi...
  • A Bush pre-election strike on Iran 'imminent'

    10/21/2004 4:51:52 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 164 replies · 4,034+ views ^ | October 20, 2004 | Wayne Madsen
    White House insider report "October Surprise" imminent According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its nuclear reactor at Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, and key nuclear targets throughout the country, including the main underground research site at Natanz in central Iran and another in Isfahan. Targets of the planned U.S. attack reportedly include mosques in Tehran, Qom, and Isfahan known by the U.S. to headquarter Iran's top mullahs. The Iran...
  • "Kerry's secret plan" CARTOON featuring John Kerry & his foil hat

    08/02/2004 8:30:36 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 20 replies · 2,473+ views ^ | 8/2/2004 | IPWGOP
    Kerry's Secret Plan Sounding a heck of a lot like a guy who's spent too much time under a foil hat, John Kerry made the following statements during interviews on television talk shows recently: "I will have significant, enormous reduction in the level of troops," said John Kerry on ABC's "This Week... I know what we have to do in Iraq."... "I've been involved in this for a long time, longer than George Bush. I've spent 20 years negotiating, working, fighting for different kinds of treaties and different relationships around the world. I know that as president there's huge...
  • Report: Saudi Police Foil Airliner Attack

    12/28/2003 9:28:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 177+ views ^ | Saturday, December 27, 2003; 6:52 PM | Peter Graff
    LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi security forces have seized light planes packed with explosives near Riyadh's King Khalid airport, foiling a plot by suicide pilots to blow up a Western airliner on the runway, a British newspaper said on Sunday. Two pilots apparently intended to crash their light planes into a Western jet as it taxied slowly on the tarmac, the Mail on Sunday quoted Patrick Mercer, homeland security policy chief for Britain's opposition Conservative Party as saying. "My understanding is that (the light planes) were found on the flight line and that the plan was to fly them into a...
  • Saudi Police 'Foil Terror Attack'

    11/25/2003 9:50:15 AM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 91+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-25-2003
    Saudi police 'foil terror attack' Saudi police have foiled a car bomb attack in the capital Riyadh, state television has reported. A Saudi interior ministry official said two suspected militants were killed during a shoot-out with police. He said the incident happened at noon (0900GMT), "as the terror operation... was about to be carried out". The official said the attack was timed for the start of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
  • Released: Terrorist Attack on Synagogue, Afula Foiled

    11/11/2003 10:48:03 AM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 169+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 13:45 Nov 11, '03 / 16 Cheshvan 5764
    ( It has now been made public that Israeli forces recently captured an Islamic Jihad terrorist who had planned to carry out two terrorist attacks: an attack on the synagogue in the town of Shaked, in northern Samaria, and a suicide bombing in Afula. The Jihadist captured is Mahmoud Muhammad Halil Husheieh, 19 years old, from the village of Yassin.
  • FOIL HAT for your PET sto stop government brain scans

    10/01/2003 7:48:21 AM PDT · by mel · 8 replies · 188+ views
    Foil helmet for pets to stop government brain scans
  • Look what they say about Free Republic - real funny - not from the Onion

    03/31/2003 7:52:13 PM PST · by mandingo republican · 105 replies · 256+ views
    March 31 2003 |
    Was 911 A Mossad 'False Flag' Operation? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reply to: Date: 2003-03-31, 7:18PM I've been strongly resisting coming to the best guess that 911 was a classic Mossad false flag operation, conducted with the full complicity of a Zionist political network loyal to Israel at the highest levels of the U.S. government, but some recent events have made it almost impossible to ignore the obvious. This is the theory that best fits the known facts. It's not enough that the U.S. has failed to capture a single planner behind or perpetrator of the 911 WTC and anthrax attacks. It's...
  • What The Elite Media Doesn't Say About The War

    01/08/2002 5:04:06 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 46 replies · 294+ views
    Too Good Reports ^ | January 8, 2002 | Henry Makow Ph.D.
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  • Gloria Steinem: How The CIA Used Feminism To Destabilize Society

    03/18/2002 12:13:28 PM PST · by Starmaker · 46 replies · 834+ views
    ToogoodReports ^ | March 18, 2002 | Henry Makow Ph.D.
    "In the 1960´s, the elite media invented second-wave feminism as part of the elite agenda to dismantle civilization and create a New World Order." Since writing these words last week, I have discovered that before she became a feminist leader, Gloria Steinem worked for the CIA spying on Marxist students in Europe and disrupting their meetings. She became a media darling due to her CIA connections. MS Magazine, which she edited for many years was indirectly funded by the CIA. Steinem has tried to suppress this information, unearthed in the 1970´s by a radical feminist group called “Red Stockings.” In...
  • Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie: An Effective, Low-Cost Solution To Combating Mind-Control

    11/27/2001 5:59:10 AM PST · by WindMinstrel · 40 replies · 2,101+ views ^ | 1997-12-31 | Lyle Zapato
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