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  • The Fantastic Bore! A dull plot, dreadful dialogue - and Billy Elliot as a walking pile of [tr]

    08/07/2015 6:43:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2015 | Toby Young
    Fantastic Four begins quite promisingly, with a schoolboy standing up in front of his classmates and telling them about the science experiment he's conducting in his garage. He's trying to build a teleporter that will beam human beings from one location to another, like in Star Trek. As you'd expect, his schoolmates laugh and his teacher tells him to stop fibbing, but one boy's curiosity is piqued. This is Ben Grimm and the science nerd turns out to be Reed Richards, a brainiac to rival Albert Einstein.
  • The Four Horsemen

    11/07/2014 3:58:02 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/07/14 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Sitting astride his Pale Horse, Obama has introduced Death into the heart of our nation Six years ago Obama unleashed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse upon a largely unsuspecting nation. The merciless work of Death, War, Conquest, and Famine is nearly complete. Hope Earlier this week the results of the mid-term elections coaxed a timid light from the darkness. Hope flickered. Perhaps Republicans might once again adopt the Conservatism always victorious in past contests with evil. Perhaps in doing so Conservatism might belay the six-year reign of terror unleashed by our President. Actions Needed To forestall the consummation of...
  • COPS: Self-styled jihadist admits to killing 4, calls it ‘vengeance’ for U.S. actions in Mideast

    08/21/2014 6:01:14 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 62 replies
    SEATTLE — A man accused of shooting to death two men in Seattle on June 1 and a man in New Jersey later that month was charged Wednesday with gunning down a 30-year-old in the Skyway area in April — all, he allegedly told police, as “vengeance” for U.S. actions in the Mideast. Ali Muhammad Brown, 40, is quoted in charging documents as saying that he they were “just kills” and that he was “just doing my small part” as a self-styled jihadist. He was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder by the King County Prosecutor’s Office for the slaying...
  • SEAL Team Four commander in Afghanistan 'commits suicide' as body of married father is found shot

    12/23/2012 7:44:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/12 | the Daily Mail Reporter
    Commander John W Price, 42, oversaw SEAL Team Four, which was training Afghan police in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan Father of a young daughter Jillian, 9, is also survived by his wife Stephanie SEALs have suffered heavy casualties in Afghanistan The leader of Navy SEAL Team Four, one of the most senior commanders in the elite world of special operations, has died after apparently committing suicide in Afghanistan, it was reported today. Commander John W Price, 42, was found dead in his quarters with a gunshot wound on Saturday - just three days before Christmas. Cmdr Price was based in Naval...
  • Next from the EPA: Four-Gallon- minimum Gas Purchases

    08/09/2012 4:08:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8//9/12 | Bridget Johnson
    The Environmental Protection Agency is going to require all consumers to buy at least four gallons of gasoline from certain gas pumps after the new E15 ethanol-gasoline blend is introduced into the market. The new regulation was revealed in an Aug. 1 letter to the American Motorcyclist Association, which expressed concern that the vast majority of motorcycles and ATVs in use today aren’t designed to operate on E15 fuel and residual fuel from a pump that serves multiple blends might harm these tanks. “The use of E15 will lower fuel efficiency and possibly cause premature engine failure,”
  • Four injured in submarine fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

    05/23/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    WMTW ^ | May 23, 2012
    Four people have received medical attention in connection with a fire on a nuclear-powered submarine at a Maine shipyard, but none of the injuries were serious. Fire crews are fighting the blaze on the USS Miami SSN 755 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on an island in Kittery near Portsmouth, N.H. ... The ship's reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, which was reported at 5:41 p.m., the release said. The reactor was not affected by the fire.
  • One in Four California Families Can’t Afford Food for Their Kids

    08/21/2011 8:37:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Anti Oligarch ^ | 8/21/11 | staff
    – SAN FRANCISCO — One in four California households with children reported food hardship, according to a new analysis of Gallup data released last Thursday by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). “It’s disturbing, but not surprising,” said Kelly Hardy, director of health policy at Children Now. The report analyzed data gathered as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index project’s responses to the question: “Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” “It sends a clear signal of economic distress, particularly for...
  • Four dead in State Fair stage collapse

    08/13/2011 7:42:05 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 30 replies
    wthr ^ | 8.1
    INDIANAPOLIS - A stage has collapsed at a concert at the Indiana State Fair. The stage was set up for the Sugarland concert at the state fairgrounds. Rigging for the stage lighting reportedly fell around 8:50 p.m., before the main act took the stage. Police and fire crews believe they have everyone moved from the grandstand. A triage unit has been set up near the Hoosier Lottery exhibit at the fair. Other victims are also being transported to at least two area hospitals. Several ambulances can be seen entering and leaving the area. Fair and emergency officials are planning a...
  • Four Israeli Embassies, Consulates Reported Shut Down

    02/17/2011 2:33:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 2/17/11 | Gil Ronen
    Four Israeli embassies and consulates have been temporarily shut down due to a mounting terror threat, according to foreign press. Turkish newspaper Hurriet reported that the Israeli embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul are among the diplomatic missions that have shut their doors. The Counter-Terror Bureau has cited, in recent days, a growing threat of the imminent execution of terror attacks against Jewish and Israeli targets abroad, with emphases on Egypt, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania and Venezuela. The Bureau urges Israelis traveling to these countries to avoid places where there are concentrations of Israelis, and...
  • CMS Official Confirms That Four States Have Been Granted ObamaCare Waivers

    02/16/2011 8:36:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/16/11 | Philip Klein
    An Obama administration official on Wednesday confirmed that four states -- including Florida, Tennessee and Ohio -- have been granted waivers from the regulatory requirements of the national health care law. Steve Larsen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, confirmed the news under questioning from Rep. Cliff Stearns at an oversight hearing for the House Energy and Commerce committee.
  • Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

    01/13/2011 7:32:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 1/13/11 | Julian Ryall
    The woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be brought back to life in as little as four years thanks to a breakthrough in cloning technology. Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells from the skin and muscle tissue from mammoths found in the Siberian permafrost failed because they had been too badly damaged by the extreme cold. But a technique pioneered in 2008 by Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology, was successful in cloning a mouse from the cells of another mouse that had been frozen for 16 years.
  • Feds deem Four Loko unsafe drink (FDA: makers have 15 days to prove otherwise)

    11/23/2010 10:45:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Triangle ^ | 11/19/10 | Richard Craver
    Feds deem Four Loko unsafe drinkRichard Craver Issue date: 11/19/10 The makers of seven alcoholic energy drinks have been given 15 days to show that their beverages are safe for consumers or remove them from the marketplace. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters yesterday to four beverage manufacturers including the maker of Four Loko saying that the drinks are being marketed in violation of federal law. It determined that caffeine is an "unsafe food additive" when mixed with alcoholic beverages. If a beverage-maker cannot prove that its drink is safe, the FDA can seize the products. The...
  • Four Reasons to Worry About the Newsweek-Daily Beast Deal

    11/13/2010 9:19:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/13/10 | Shira Ovide
    It sounds like the start of a bad joke: Barry Diller, Tina Brown and Sidney Harman walk into a (coffee) bar… …And walk out with a Frankenstein merger of their unprofitable media ventures. News-and-culture website Daily Beast and Newsweek magazine, which the 92-year-old Harman took off the Washington Post Co.’s hands this summer, are merging into a joint venture called Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Brown writes in a Daily Beast post that the three of them — the media-and-Internet mogul, the diva editor and the nonagenarian stereo magnate, respectively – agreed over a mug of coffee to mash together their...
  • Tropical Depression FOUR Public Advisory

    08/02/2010 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
  • WVirginia vs Duke

    04/03/2010 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 31 replies · 829+ views
    Anyone know what happened to the W Virginia player with the knee?
  • Bush "Miss Me Yet?" Billboard Appears Near Highway

    02/09/2010 9:17:41 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 2,252+ views
    Bush "Miss Me Yet?" Billboard Appears Near Highway Posted by Daniel Farber Updated 11:24 a.m. Eastern (CBS) If you drive along I-35 in Wyoming, Minnesota, you might see a billboard with a picture of George W. Bush and the words, "Miss Me Yet?" Bob Collins of Minnesota Public Radio says that the billboard is real, not Photoshopped, and he has been trying to chase down who is behind it.
  • Michael Vick Signs With Eagles

    08/13/2009 5:44:03 PM PDT · by YoungGunConservativeRadio · 26 replies · 975+ views
    Michael Vick signs a two year deal with the Eagles.
  • Four Wheel Drive & Four Wheel Steering = Government Healthcare

    08/12/2009 12:21:26 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 2 replies · 412+ views
    Great video example of government healthcare. See link...
  • 'Four JDL members trashed Paris shop' (Arrested)

    07/09/2009 9:42:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 662+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/9/09 | staff
    Four Jewish Defense League members were arrested on Wednesday, according to Agence France Presse, in connection to last week's attack on a Paris bookstore. Judicial officials were quoted in the report as saying that the shop is run by pro-Palestinian activists, and has fallen victim to several such attacks.
  • Pregnant Woman Falls Four Stories in Car

    06/23/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,239+ views
    UPI ^ | June 23, 2009
    Police in Massachusetts said a 31-year-old pregnant woman was miraculously unharmed after accidentally backing her car off the fourth story of a parking garage. Springfield Police Lt. Rupert Daniel said the woman, who was alone in her car at the time, accidentally put her Hyundai Sonata in reverse and drove off the fourth story of the downtown garage, plunging 40 feet to the sidewalk below, WWLP-TV, Springfield, reported Tuesday. The woman was treated for minor injuries at Baystate Medical Center and released.
  • 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.
  • Four Cups of Blood? Hamas 'Celebrates' Passover with Libel

    04/08/2009 1:42:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 288+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 4/8/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    ( Hamas actors, several days before the Passover holiday, performed in Gaza its version of an old blood libel against Jews, who previously have been accused of using Christian blood to drink and to make matzo, the unleavened bread eaten on the Passover holiday.
  • Terrorists Kill Four outside Egyptian Mosque

    02/22/2009 12:28:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 344+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/22/09 |
    ( Terrorists attacked outside an historic mosque in Cairo Sunday evening, killing at least four people and wounding approximately 17 others, including French and German tourists. Police have not identified the explosive device, but it may have been a hand grenade or homemade device, police said. No terrorist group has yet taken responsibility for the attack. Sappers neutralized a second explosive device in the crowded bazaar area. The Egyptian tourist minister denied that anyone died in the blast, but major foreign news services reported that a French woman was among those killed. Eleven French and three German tourists suffered injuries,...
  • Arab Boy’s Organs Save Four (Israel)

    01/28/2009 8:19:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 376+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-28-09 | staff
    ( The heart, lungs, liver and kidneys of an 8-year-old were transplanted into four Jewish children. The boy's father said: "It’s as if he’s still living." A week ago, eight-year-old Anwar Abu-Arar from the Israeli-Arab town of Kalansua, east of Netanya, was hit by a car on a busy street near his home. Though doctors labored to save his life, a two-doctor committee determined after several days that Anwar had suffered respiratory brain death. His father was asked if would agree to donate Anwar’s organs, and he immediately agreed.
  • ABC Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors

    DENVER--Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic Senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.
  • Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges

    12/04/2007 11:06:06 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies · 182+ views
    FOX ^ | 12/4/07
    NEW YORK — A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Norman Hsu, a top Democratic fundraiser accused of cheating investors of at least $20 million and using some of the money to make illegal donations to political campaigns.
  • Clinton to Return $850,000 in Donations Raised By Norman Hsu

    09/10/2007 4:48:58 PM PDT · by MamaLucci · 12 replies · 729+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-10-07 | unknown
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign said Monday it will return $850,000 in donations raised by Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, who is under federal investigation for violating election laws.
  • NOAA -- Climate Models Suggest Warming Could Impact Hurricane Development, Intensity

    04/18/2007 11:58:01 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies · 321+ views
    NOAA Magazine ^ | April 18, 2007 | NOAA
    April 17, 2007 — Global climate model simulations for the 21st Century indicate a robust increase in vertical wind shear in the tropical Atlantic and East Pacific Oceans, which could act to inhibit the development or intensification of hurricanes in these regions. Historically, increased vertical wind shear has been associated with reduced hurricane activity and intensity. This new finding is reported in a study by scientists at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, scheduled to be published April 18 in Geophysical Research Letters....
  • Breaking News >> Up to 15 British Troops Detained by Iranian Navy, Pentagon Official Says

    03/23/2007 5:18:20 AM PDT · by HHKrepublican_2 · 11 replies · 1,279+ views
    No story yet
  • Nagin calls diaspora racial plot City's makeup altered intentionally, he says

    03/19/2007 2:08:57 PM PDT · by pleikumud · 64 replies · 1,590+ views
    New Orleans Times Picayune ^ | Monday, March 19, 2007 | By Dennis Persica
    The slow pace of New Orleans' post-Katrina recovery is part of a plan to change the city's racial makeup, Mayor Ray Nagin told a national newspaper publishers' group last week. According to The Washington Post, Nagin made those remarks at a dinner meeting Thursday of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a trade group for newspapers that target black readers. He told editors and publishers that the slow recovery is part of a plan to change the racial makeup, and hence the political leadership, of the city.
  • Frostbite ends Bancroft-Arnesen trek [trek's purpose was to call attention to global warming!]

    03/12/2007 5:06:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies · 1,105+ views
    Yahoo! news ^ | March 12, 2007 | PATRICK CONDON
    MINNEAPOLIS - A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite. The explorers, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, on Saturday called off what was intended to be a 530-mile trek across the Arctic Ocean after Arnesen suffered frostbite in three of her toes, and extreme cold temperatures drained the batteries in some of their electronic equipment. "Ann said losing toes and going forward at all costs was never part of the journey," said Ann Atwood, who helped organize the expedition. On Monday, the pair was at Canada's Ward...
  • Female Pakistani Minister Shot Dead for Refusing to Wear Veil

    02/20/2007 2:42:49 PM PST · by jackie johnson · 20 replies · 1,139+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | Devika Bhat and Zahid Hussain
    A Pakistani minister and woman’s activist was shot dead Tuesday by an Islamic extremist for refusing to wear the veil. Zilla Huma Usman, the minister for social welfare in Punjab province and an ally of President Pervez Musharraf, was killed as she was about to deliver a speech to dozens of party activists, by a “fanatic”, who believed that she was dressed inappropriately and that women should not be involved in politics, officials said.
  • Al Gore Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/01/2007 10:20:03 AM PST · by Grendel9 · 42 replies · 974+ views
    OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore was nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his wide-reaching efforts to draw the world's attention to the dangers of global warming, a Norwegian lawmaker said Thursday. "A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference," Conservative Member of Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of trade, told The Associated Press.
  • EXCLUSIVE: DA in Duke Rape Case Asks to Be Taken off Case

    01/12/2007 2:45:18 PM PST · by Tinian · 37 replies · 1,341+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 12, 2007 | LARA SETRAKIAN
    District Attorney Mike Nifong has requested that he have himself removed from prosecuting the Duke Lacrosse rape investigation, ABC News has learned. A source close to the investigation said Nifong sent a letter to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper asking his office to assume responsibility of the case.Calls to the Attorney General's office and Mike Nifong's office were not yet returned. Three Duke Lacrosse players, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans were indicted in 2006 on charges of rape, sexual assault, and kidnapping. The rape charges were dropped in December after the accuser could not recall key details...
  • Iraqis to Command Four Northern Divisions by February, U.S. General Says

    12/01/2006 4:24:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 323+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2006 -- Iraqi officers will soon command all four Iraqi army divisions operating in northern Iraq, a senior U.S. officer said today. “By February, all four Iraqi divisions in Multinational Division North will be under Iraqi ground-force command,” U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon told Pentagon reporters during a satellite briefing. Mixon is the commander of Multinational Division North as well as commander of the 25th Infantry Division. The two-star general’s area of responsibility covers six Iraqi provinces in northern Iraq that include the cities of Kirkuk, Balad, Tikrit, Mosul and Samarra. The general said...
  • Four shot at Annapolis Mall

    11/19/2006 4:42:30 PM PST · by Rhiannon · 51 replies · 3,079+ views
    The Capital ^ | 11-19-2006 | Ryan Bagwell
    Four shot at Annapolis mall By RYAN BAGWELL and JOSHUA STEWART Staff Writers Secret Service agent wounded when he tries to stop fight. At least four people were shot at the crowded Annapolis mall last night, including an off-duty Secret Service agent who opened fire on a teen involved in a food court gunfight. At least six shots rang out just after 7:15 p.m. near the Cingular wireless store in the Westfield Annapolis mall, police and witnesses said, sending hordes of panicked shoppers running for cover. The gunfire erupted after a group of young men started fighting with another young...
  • Mom's a recruit (Mother of four follows son into boot camp; first 40+ Arizona woman to join)

    07/29/2006 11:04:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 4,426+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    When Laurie-Ann Fuca told loved ones she was planning to become a soldier, some doubled over and laughed until their stomachs hurt. They hooted that she'd never pass the physical at her age, that she'd wilt without luxuries like manicures and martinis. No one's laughing now at the 41-year-old Tucson soccer mom, who is making history as the first Arizona woman to join the Army past her 40th birthday. The mother of four leaves for boot camp Monday, three weeks after her eldest son, a 19-year-old soldier, was sent to Iraq. Until recently, the scenario would have been impossible. But...
  • Four Police And Eight Robbers Die In S Africa Shoot-Out

    06/25/2006 6:50:41 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 527+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2006 | David Blair
    Four police and eight robbers die in S Africa shoot-out By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 26/06/2006) Paramedics rushed to the scene of a "bloodbath" in central Johannesburg yesterday when a daylight gun battle between South African police and armed robbers left 12 dead. Four of those killed were policemen. The other eight were among a gang of 20 criminals. The shooting raged in the suburb of Jeppestown, east of the city centre and barely half a mile from Ellis Park stadium, one of the largest sports venues in South Africa and a key location for the next World Cup...
  • One In Four Shops Caught Selling Knives To Children Under 16 (UK)

    06/20/2006 7:55:11 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 732+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-21-2006 | David Derbyshire
    One in four shops is caught selling knives to children under 16 By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 21/06/2006) More than a quarter of shops that stock knives are illegally selling them to children under 16, according to a survey by trading standards officials. Despite concerns about rising knife violence, a significant number of shopkeepers are failing to check the ages of teenage customers or are wilfully turning a blind eye. Richard Beckett, 14, shows knives bought by teenage volunteers However, there was some evidence that the recent spate of stabbings and the Home Office amnesty may finally be...
  • Four illegal immigrants plead guilty under Arizona people-smuggling law

    06/07/2006 6:49:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 424+ views
    Four Mexicans accused of sneaking across the border pleaded guilty Tuesday under a new state law targeting immigrant smugglers. They were among the first 48 alleged customers of smugglers to be charged as conspirators to the crime. The four, who pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit immigrant smuggling, were sentenced to two years supervised probation and expected to face deportation proceedings. Critics say the law was intended to be used against smugglers, not their customers. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has said the customers of smugglers need to be held accountable. In all, 19 of the 48 have pleaded guilty...
  • Iran could have nuclear weapon within four years says IISS

    05/24/2006 1:56:17 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 468+ views
    London - Iran could be able to produce between 20 and 25 kilos of highly-enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon by 2010, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London said Wednesday. 'The IISS estimate of 2010 remains valid,' the institute said in its report The Military Balance 2006 published Wednesday. Other estimates of an Iranian nuclear weapons capacity by 2009, or even 2008, were 'within the margin of error, given the number of unknowns', the report said. It stressed that the limited access of the IAEA nuclear watchdog to Iran's facilities required policymakers 'to rely on worst-case assumptions...
  • Hawaii-based Marines honor four fallen in Iraq (TISSUES Required)

    05/05/2006 4:27:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 580+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    HADITHA, Iraq (May 5, 2006) -- A Marine sat on a collapsible metal chair with several other warriors seated around him and stared at four sets of dog tags, combat boots, rifles and Kevlar helmets. Tears welled up in his eyes as he slowly let his head drop into his hands. The tears fell, splashing the concrete floor. This Marine is one of hundreds from the Hawaii-based 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment who are still mourning the loss of Staff Sgt. Jason C. Ramseyer, who was killed two weeks ago in an explosion from an improvised explosive device. IEDs –...
  • Navy to Base First Four Littoral Combat Ships in San Diego

    04/27/2006 5:22:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 495+ views
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced April 27 that the first four Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) will be homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif. Key in the success of implementing these new concepts is the ability to colocate these ships to achieve readiness alignment and economy of scale. This colocation is especially important for the first ships in the class as waterfront facilities, infrastructure, training and maintenance efficiencies are developed. San Diego was chosen as the initial homeport because of the Navy’s increased emphasis on the Pacific theater based on the Quadrennial Defense Review. “Homeporting the first four ships...
  • Four graduate from Naco Border Patrol Explorer training program

    03/30/2006 5:55:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 1,258+ views
    PALOMINAS — The Naco Border Patrol Explorer post added four new members Wednesday with a ceremony at Valley View School honoring the newest graduates of its training class. “You came in as individuals and now you graduate as a team,” Darcy Olmos, Patrol Agent in Charge at the Naco Border Patrol station, told the graduates. The new Explorers are Alexalyn Hardgrave, 15, of Sierra Vista; Sammy Collins, 16, of Sierra Vista; Devin Humphries, 16, of Hereford; and Christopher Tillman, 15, of Sierra Vista. Humphries was honored for having the group’s highest test score average at 91 percent. Hardgrave also was...
  • Four Brothers to Deploy Together, Write It Down

    03/03/2006 4:08:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 601+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 3, 2006 – Four brothers, all Army Reserve officers, are deploying to Iraq with the same division and are planning to chronicle their experiences in a forthcoming book. (Clockwise from top left) Army Reserve Maj. Matt Holbert, Capts. David and Carlton Holbert, and Lt. Col. Buddy Holbert pose together Feb. 28 prior to their mobilization. The four brothers will deploy to Iraq soon as part of the 108th Division. Courtesy photo   The book's working title is "An American Story -- The Holbert Family: Four Brothers Who Serve." Its publisher, Linda Dennis, hopes to tell the story of...
  • Four Insurgents Killed, 16 Detained in Iraq; Weapons Found

    02/15/2006 3:45:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 297+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2006 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed four terrorists and detained 16 in a series of operations in the past 24 hours, and coalition forces also found several weapons caches yesterday, military officials in Iraq said. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, came under small-arms fire from insurgents south of Baghdad early this morning. A firefight ensued, and one insurgent was killed. Two other suspected terrorists were detained. The patrol also confiscated two AK-47s. Three more insurgents were killed and 14 others detained in several operations yesterday: A...
  • Manpower agency activates four new squadrons

    02/13/2006 4:14:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 381+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 13, 2006 | Richard Salomon
    /13/2006 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- The Air Force Manpower Agency activated four new manpower squadrons to more effectively meet the needs of today’s expeditionary Air Force and to better position itself to support future capabilities. The 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and the 4th MRS at Buckley Annex, Colo., held formal activation ceremonies in January. The 2nd MRS at NASA-Langley Research Center, Va., and the 3rd MRS at Scott AFB, Ill., will have formal activation ceremonies later this spring. “These new squadrons have a clear mission: to determine Air Force manpower...
  • Four Insurgents Killed, Three Detained; Troops Seize Weapo

    02/04/2006 7:13:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 348+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 4, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Division Baghdad news releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2006 – A combined U.S. and Iraqi patrol killed four insurgents yesterday, and in separate incidents Feb. 2, a U.S. team seized a weapons cache west of Fallujah and Multinational Division Baghdad forces detained three suspected terrorists, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today. The insurgents were killed after they opened fire on U.S. Marines and Iraqi soldiers patrolling along the Euphrates River south of Hit. The combined patrol was conducting a cache sweep when the insurgents attacked with small-arms fire, officials said. U.S. and Iraq troops returned fire, killing four insurgents and detaining three others for questioning....
  • 'Four Mothers' For Europe's Jews

    01/14/2006 7:10:07 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 614+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-14-2006
    'Four mothers' for Europe's Jews There are now some 8m people of Ashkenazi origin around the world Almost half of Europe's Jews are descended from just four women who lived 1,000 years ago, a study says. Scientists studied the mitochondrial DNA - passed from mother to daughter - of 11,000 women of Ashkenazi Jewish origin living in 67 countries. The Ashkenazis moved from the Mid-East to Italy and then to Eastern Europe, where their population exploded in the 13th Century, the scientists say. One of the authors said the study shows the importance of Jewish mothers. "This I could tell...
  • Father Imprisoned Four Girls In Flat To 'Teach Them Islam'

    01/06/2006 6:10:45 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2006 | Henry Samuel
    Father imprisoned four girls in flat to 'teach them Islam' By Henry Samuel in Paris (Filed: 07/01/2006) A Moroccan father of four girls who imprisoned his wife and children in their flat "in the name of Islam" received a 10-month suspended sentence and was stripped of his parental rights yesterday. The unidentified 45-year-old was found guilty of breaking French law on compulsory schooling for children over the age of six, which applies to three of the four girls - aged four, 10, 13 and 14. The man, from the town of Romans-sur-Isère in the Drôme region, said he had refused...