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  • What Are We Doing in Afghanistan?

    09/21/2015 3:19:28 PM PDT · by madison10 · 10 replies
    self | 9/21/2015 | maddie10
    Why are we in Afghanistan? Opening schools? Way to kill off our best and brightest? News certainly not on every night like it would be if there were a Republican president. What is the end game?
  • Russia Adopts Law Giving Internet Users the 'Right to Be Forgotten'(Bait & Hook)

    07/03/2015 9:20:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results. The bill, passed by the State Duma lower house in its third reading, seeks to emulate European Union rules on the "right to be forgotten," under which search engines must take down certain results that appear under a search of a person's name. Under the new Russian legislation, Internet users will have the right to request the removal of information that is incorrect or "no longer relevant because of subsequent events or actions," TASS news...
  • Charter of the United Nations Signed - This Forgotten Day in S.F. (June 26, 1945)

    06/26/2015 12:14:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies ^ | 6/26/15
  • Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

    07/03/2014 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/3/2014 | Jim Edwards
    The European Union's new law giving people a "right to be forgotten," which requires Google to remove links to information about them, is having exactly the effect its critics predicted: It is censoring the internet, giving new tools that help the rich and powerful (and ordinary folk) hide negative information about them, and letting criminals make their histories disappear. Exhibit A: Google was required to delete a link to this BBC article about Stan O'Neal, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. O'Neal led the bank in the mid-2000s, a period when it became dangerously over-exposed to the looming mortgage crisis....
  • Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

    06/03/2014 10:14:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 142 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-3-14 | Terrence McCoy
    In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there’s a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home. Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Home, run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam. Many of the women, after paying a penance of indentured servitude for their out-of-wedlock pregnancy, left the Home for work and lives in other parts of Ireland and beyond. Some of their children were not so fortunate. More than five decades after the Home was closed and destroyed — where a...
  • Student Forgotten in DEA Holding Cell Gets $4.1M (4 1/2 Days w/o Food, Water, Toilet Facilities)

    07/30/2013 6:54:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | July 30, 2013 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Student forgotten in DEA holding cell gets $4.1M SAN DIEGO — A UCSD student scooped up in a drug raid and left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for 4 1/2 days without food or water will get $4.1 million to settle his claims, his attorneys announced Tuesday. Daniel Chong, 25, was among seven people detained in an April 21, 2012, raid on a University City home. Chong, an student at UCSD, was handcuffed and put in 5-by-10-foot cell, by an officer who told him, “Hang tight. We’ll come get you in a minute,” his attorney Julia Yoo said....
  • Battle Sheaves

    05/27/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by GRANGER · 2 replies
    The Battle of Life ^ | 1846 | Charles Dickens
    Memorial Day Reading
  • The Forgotten Man - Jon McNaughton (sorry if already posted but powerful)

    09/28/2010 3:14:25 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 11 replies
    you tube ^ | 2010 | SethAdamSmith
    Man paints picture of all the past presidents...surprise with Obama....
  • Just In Case You Cared-106 U.S. Soldiers, 1342 Civilians Killed Since Obama Took Control

    04/29/2009 10:56:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies · 789+ views
    In the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan... Just in case you forgot, Americans are STILL fighting and dying in two overseas wars, and innocent civilians continue to die in horrible ways. I can see how this could slip your mind, as you will no longer see ANY mention of these, AT ALL, on any alphabet network evening news shows. The "Daily Death Count Update's!" on the 30 minute network news broadcasts ENDED on Nov 4, the day Obama was elected. With a Democrat in the White House, American Soldier Deaths are no longer even WORTH reporting, as they now have...
  • New York: More than a year after death, LI man found in front of his TV

    02/17/2007 10:33:32 AM PST · by Stoat · 85 replies · 2,581+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 17, 2007
    More than a year after death, LI man found in front of his TVBy Associated Press Saturday, February 17, 2007 - Updated: 12:04 PM EST HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. - A man’s body was found in his home more than a year after his death, with the television still on and his features preserved by dry conditions, officials said.     Vincenzo Ricardo, 70, apparently died of natural causes, said Dr. Stuart Dawson, Suffolk County’s deputy chief medical examiner. Southampton Town police found Ricardo’s body this week when they responded to a report of burst pipes.     Ricardo was found in a chair...
  • What the voters have forgotten.

    11/09/2006 5:57:36 PM PST · by ConservativeTerrapin · 4 replies · 261+ views ^ | 11/09/2006 | ConservativeTerrapin
    As of last Tuesday, I think we all need to remember... Have You Forgotten?
  • Osama Bin Forgotten

    09/07/2006 7:02:21 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 726+ views
    Investor's Business daily ^ | 7 September 2006 | staff
    According to ABC News, officials there have granted bin Laden amnesty. As long as he leads a “peaceful life,” bin Laden can remain free in Pakistan, said Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan Khan. Reuters confirms that the Pakistani military has agreed to pull out of the tribal region along the Afghan border where bin Laden is believed to have found sanctuary. In exchange, al-Qaida and the Taliban reportedly have agreed to stop attacking military outposts reluctantly set up in response to heavy pressure from the White House. The Pakistani army is also returning captured Taliban weapons and prisoners and dismantling newly...
  • Italy festival honors forgotten fruits (Casola Valsenio near Faenza)

    08/29/2006 8:27:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 371+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/06 | AP
    FAENZA, Italy - Environmentalists, foodies and travelers, unite! You have nothing to lose but your boring supermarket produce. The Festival of Forgotten Fruits — scheduled for Oct. 14-15 in the town of Casola Valsenio, Italy — is an event designed to bring attention to little-known and sometimes ancient varieties of wild fruit that are still cultivated locally. The festival will feature pomegranates, vulpine pears, rose apples, jujubes (also known as red dates or Chinese dates), quince apples, sorb apples, cornelian cherries and unusual types of berries, as well as medlars, which are used as an ingredient in desserts, jelly and...
  • Forgotten Army Sides Hizbullah

    07/31/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 478+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-31-2006 | Jonathan Steele
    Forgotten army sides with Hizbullah Jonathan Steele in Marjaayoun Monday July 31, 2006 The Guardian (UK) A Lebanese man wearing a T-shirt with a picture of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, walks past a bomb crater in the eastern Bekaa valley. Photograph: Samer Husseini/AP "Any Hizbullah in the town?" I asked the Lebanese soldier who had hitched a lift outside this mixed Christian and Shia area just five miles north of the Israeli border. "A few," he replied, as his right eye creased into a cheerful wink. We dropped him in Marjaayoun's cobbled main square, where three other soldiers in...
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.
  • Sacrifices of Military Children Aren't Forgotten, Pace Says

    04/18/2006 5:59:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 251+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2006 – Children in military families make sacrifices and serve their country as much as anyone in uniform does, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. "In so many loving ways, our children quietly shoulder part of the burden, making their mom or dad understand that what they are doing is important," Marine Gen. Peter Pace said in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. Military parents often have to miss holidays and special occasions, and children are left home to worry while parents go on difficult missions, Pace...
  • Argentina Unearths Forgotten Past

    04/03/2006 4:54:06 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 491+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-3-2006 | Daniel Schweimler
    Argentina unearths forgotten past By Daniel Schweimler BBC News, Buenos Aires Workers renovating a plaza in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have stumbled across a forgotten cemetery. It was used by early immigrants in the first half of the 19th Century. The bodies have rested under what today is a neighbourhood plaza It was called the dissident cemetery since it was used by the Protestant and Jewish communities who were not allowed to bury their dead in the Roman Catholic cemeteries used by the majority of the population. The find has excited experts keen to learn more about their country's...
  • Get Out Of The Way. . . He Hasn't Forgotten (Elephant Revenge?)

    02/15/2006 5:01:40 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 703+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-16-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Get out of the way... he hasn't forgotten By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 16/02/2006) The reputation that elephants have for never forgetting has been given a chilling new twist by experts who believe that a generation of pachiderms may taking revenge on humans for the breakdown of elephant society. The New Scientist reports today that elephants appear to be attacking human settlements as vengeance for years of abuse by people. In Uganda, for example, elephant numbers have never been lower or food more plentiful, yet there are reports of the creatures blocking roads and trampling through villages, apparently without...
  • Web Site Helps Soldiers in Need

    11/26/2005 6:14:00 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 24 replies · 827+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, November 23, 2005 | By Beth Ward
    ANNAPOLIS — When their son was deployed to Iraq two years ago, Martin "Marty" Horn and his wife, Suzanne, started sending him packages from their home in La Plata. They soon found he was sharing them with soldiers in his unit who were not receiving mail, so the Horns started sending packages to these soldiers as well. Today that simple gesture has become a Web site,, that helps packages and letters reach almost half the soldiers deployed in Iraq, or about 95,000 troops, according to the Web site. "It's about increasing the morale of troops. It's about support, not...
  • Senator, Detective Take JFK Assassination Secrets to Their Graves

    11/23/2005 6:38:38 AM PST · by mr. mojo risin · 90 replies · 2,313+ views
    PRWeb ^ | 11-22-05 | PR
    Was there a Mississippi link to the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Records show that a U. S. senator and a Mississippi private detective may have known about plans to kill JFK. (PRWEB) November 17, 2005 -- Who killed JFK? While conspiracy theorists keep the debate alive, few mention Mississippi's links to the murder of a U. S. president 42 years ago this week, says the author of two civil rights books that focus on the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta. Susan Klopfer became intrigued with the Mississippi connection to JFK's assassination when she came across information linking a Delta icon to several...

    08/24/2005 2:11:16 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 8 replies · 418+ views
    There was an elderly man driving down the Interstate, doing a sedately 50 MPH. He seemed unaware of the looks he got as car after car passed him. He happened to be the first one who saw, off the side of the road, a terrible accident that had just occurred. Pulling over to the shoulder as best he could he made his way down the embankment to the smoldering vehicle.
  • The Sand Dune Forgotten By Time (Caucasian Mummies In China - More )

    03/19/2005 3:48:39 PM PST · by blam · 67 replies · 5,922+ views
    China.Org ^ | 3-19-2005
    The Sand Dune Forgotten by Time Archaeologists working in the extreme desert terrain of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have moved a step closer to unraveling the mystery of a 40-century-old civilization. They unearthed 163 tombs containing mummies during their ongoing and long excavation at the mysterious Xiaohe tomb complex. And it's all thanks to the translation of a diary kept by a Swedish explorer more than 70 years ago. "We have found more than 30 coffins containing mummies," said Idelisi Abuduresule, head of the Xinjiang Cultural Relics and Archaeology Institute and the excavation team. The complex is believed to...
  • Make Washington's Birthday a national holiday...again

    02/22/2005 7:02:30 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 202+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 22, 2005 | Rick Moran
    The year was 1783. While formal hostilities had virtually ceased between the Crown and the American colonies, peace talks continued to drag on in London. The Congress was broke and in serious debt even though the Articles of Confederation, which required individual states to contribute funds to the Congress, had been approved two years earlier. The Continental Army was restless. Many of its officers hadn’t been paid in months. Promises made by Congress at the time of their enlistment regarding reimbursement for food and clothing, pensions, and a pledge to give the officers half pay for life were either not...
  • Hero Recognition Day?

    02/15/2005 7:49:55 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 108+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 15, 2005 | John B. Dwyer
    The 24/7 news cycle destroys and distorts context and perspective; it befogs the memory. Think 9/11, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom On February 2, 2005 several articles appeared announcing the fact that Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith of Tampa, Florida would become the first Medal of Honor recipient among Soldiers participating in the Iraq war. The St. Petersburg Times reported that President Bush will present the posthumous award to Smith’s wife Birgit at a White House ceremony, possibly in March. Staff Sgt. Smith earned the medal for actions above and beyond the call of duty...
  • Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Here, kitties! Live chow, a grad student no less).

    01/31/2005 9:08:09 AM PST · by dmitry_chernikov · 302 replies · 10,922+ views
    1/31/2005 | Dmitry Chernikov
    I think that it has been well established that "conservatives" or whatever it is they call themselves these days (e.g., storm troopers) in matters concerning politics value little more than the state's power in which they imagine themselves to participate and the supposed glory that war and domestic national securitism brings to them. Now strictly speaking this is a delusion, because their only access to power lies in the accidental agreement of their opinions with those of the managers of the state. This access will evaporate as soon as the state does something that displeases our conservatives. It is always...
  • Some missed deadlines for the Venezuela Government

    01/02/2005 5:11:01 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 296+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 2, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Interesting, it is January 2nd. And a number of Government promises for the end of the year 2004, have failed to take place: -There has been no resolution of the Danilo Anderson case as promised before the end of the year by the Minister of Justice and the Governor of Miranda (Who has no official connection to the case) -There has been no announcement of a devaluation as announced by the old Minisiter of Finance. -The new Government airline has yet to fly once. -We are still waiting for the PDVSA financials by the way, where is Silvino Bustillos? Oh...
  • Tunnels under Cusco

    12/28/2004 9:45:15 AM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 1,569+ views
    El Comercio Peru ^ | FR Post 12-29-2004 | El Comercio Peru
    Tunnels under Cusco Early chroniclers reported that by far the greatest amount of treasure in Cusco was in the Sun Temple (Koricancha). However, it disappeared before the conquistadors could get hold of it and melt it down. Despite the use of various forms of persuasion, the Spanish never found this horde. A team of investigators from Spain, using modern technology of radar and software producing 3D images, have suggested that there are tunnels connecting the former Incan temples (over which colonial churches were built) to Sacsahuaman. They have discovered the existence of huge tunnels over 5 metres deep under the...
  • Likely Bedfellows

    09/14/2004 1:22:31 PM PDT · by staticmh · 58 replies · 2,869+ views
    A NEW attack ad from the Democratic National Committee features footage lifted from the much-disputed 60 Minutes segment aired by CBS News last Wednesday and from an interview last February from NBC's Meet the Press. When the Bush-Cheney campaign in February used footage from an interview President Bush gave NBC's Meet the Press, the network immediately demanded that the campaign pull the ad. "NBC News did not, and does not, authorize this misuse of our copyrighted material," the network said in its February 10 statement. "As a news interview program, 'Meet the Press' takes very seriously the unauthorized use of...
  • Death, Duty in Forgotten Corner of War Remembering Gunny and the Kid

    08/13/2004 6:37:08 AM PDT · by Chieftain · 10 replies · 304+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/13/04 | Doug Struck
    Friday, August 13, 2004; Page A01 QAIM, Iraq -- Word spread fast. It was Gunny. And the young kid, Nice. The news was passed in low voices, quiet conversations. No one wanted to say it loudly. The Marines heard it and looked away. They squinted at the heavy sun, kicked their boots in the dust. Their faces hardened. They spat their dip and shifted the guns on their shoulders. They swore. What else was there to say but goddammit. Gunnery Sgt. Elia Fontecchio, 30, was killed by a roadside bomb, set off by someone who was watching a U.S. Marine...
  • Christian Martyrs (if you think you have it bad)

    04/14/2004 7:59:45 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 100 replies · 1,254+ views ^ | 04-14-04
    There is a poster with a screen name of "timwhit" who posts daily martyr threads on our traditional Catholic forum. These posts highlight martyrs throughout history who were killed, tortured or are being celebrated on that particular day. Timwhit dutifully posts them every single day, without fail. What a wonderful person to pay hommage to these people who thanklessly gave their lives (sometimes in the most horrific of ways) for our Lord and our faith. I make it a point to read timwhit's martyr thread every day, I'm often touched by what these dedicated people who came before us went...
  • Gotta See This!--Operation Infinite Freedom!--09-15-03

    09/15/2003 6:33:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 44 replies · 745+ views
    U.S. environmental groups on September 15, 2003 blasted the Bush administration for failing to appeal a Wyoming court injunction that blocked a Clinton-era rule designed to protect millions of acres of federal forest land. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) addresses supporters during a Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign fundraiser while in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, September 15. (Larry Downing/Reuters) Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) meets with families of victims killed in a March 1988 chemical gas attack, at a memorial built on a mass grave in the northern Iraq (news - web sites) town of...
  • Gotta See This!--Operation Infinite Freedom!--09-14-03

    09/14/2003 8:17:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 27 replies · 687+ views
    US Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites), right, meets Saeed Hussein Al-Sadr, a senior Iraqi Shiite cleric before private talks in Baghdad Sunday Sept. 14, 2003. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo) Anti-government demonstrators chant 'Down with President Jean-Bertrand Aristide!' as they wait to participate in an anti-government march in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. The march drew thousands of opposition supporters who protested President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's government and clashed with a counter-demonstration in Haiti's second largest city. (AP Photo/Daniel Morel) Anti-government demonstrators carry a man who was hit by a rock thrown by pro-government demonstrators during...
  • Gotta See this!--Operation Infinite Freedom!--9-11-02.

    09/11/2003 9:19:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 23 replies · 1,172+ views
    AP...Reuters...AFP...Yahoo...NYT...USNEWS...Various | 09-11-03 | Conservativeman55
    William Ledbetter from New York City shelters a candle from the rain during a memorial service Thursday Sept. 11, 2003 at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. About 200 Americans and Singaporeans gathered at the embassy to commemorate those who died in terrorist attacks on New York and Washinjgton 2 years ago today.(AP Photo/Ed Wray) A New York City police officer consoles a girl during a memorial service marking the second year since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) An American flag, known as the 'Flag of Honor,'...
  • Prayer Thread For Terri Schindler-Schiavo

    09/02/2003 7:12:34 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 98 replies · 383+ views
    02 September 2003 | Robert Drobot, Member, FreeRepublic
    Patron Saints of Desperate, Forgotten, Impossible or Lost Causes Saint Philomena Little is known of her life, and the information was have was received by private revelation from her. Martyred at about age 14 in the early days of the Church. In 1802 the remains of a young woman were found in the catacomb of Saint Priscilla on the Via Salaria. It was covered by stones, the symbols on which indicated that the body was a martyr named Saint Philomena. The bones were exhumed, cataloged, and effectively forgotten since there was so little known about the person. In 1805 Canon...
  • 'The Forgotten War' haunts Korea veterans-KOREAN WAR: 50 YEARS LATER

    07/27/2003 7:06:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 248+ views
    The Leaf-Chronicle ^ | July 27, 2003 | CHARLES BOOTH
    <p>Fifty years of nightmares -- that's what the Korean War gave Edward Loomis.</p> <p>"It was just hell, and I dream about it a lot," the Clarksville man said.</p> <p>While the Korean War, often called the "Forgotten War," ended 50 years ago today, the memories linger for many veterans.</p>
  • Streisand - Now It's Education? - What About The War Protests? (you know alert)

    04/13/2003 12:32:50 PM PDT · by maclogo · 60 replies · 258+ views
    All Children Deserve a Decent EducationPosted on April 4, 2003President Bush's plans for Iraq include rebuilding Iraqi schools ... but what about American schools? Why can't we provide better education to our young people? With all of the wealth in this country, why do we have schools in low-income neighborhoods that are overcrowded, lack accredited teachers and even lack basic supplies? The entire basis for the "capitalist dream" - the idea that you can come from nothing and achieve success if you just work hard enough - depends on all children receiving a decent education and starting from an equal...
  • Have You Forgotten. Song by Daryll Worley

    03/15/2003 10:23:49 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 443+ views
    Dee's Links ^ | March 2003 | Daryll Worley
    The Text of this wonderful patriotic Worley song has been posted, but I found a site, where you can hear him singing it, as well, as read the text. The Song On This Page Is For Evaluation Purposes Only. Please Support The Artist By Purchasing His CD'S