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  • Be proud, America: Ignore the doom and gloom, ours is a great country

    07/04/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Peek
    As a mother, it is almost impossible to imagine sending a child on a long and dangerous journey, alone, into the unknown. And yet that is what tens of thousands of parents in Mexico and Central America have done, hoping their children will find sanctuary in the United States. That tells you a great deal about the terrible violence and poverty in other countries. It also tells you a great deal about the United States.
  • On July 4th, remember the Fourth

    07/04/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT · by ancientart · 1 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Art Marmorstein
    On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, sharing with her what seemed to him wonderful news. Perhaps the most important decision ever was made by the Second Continental Congress, to declare independence from Great Britain. Such an occasion deserved to be remembered with “solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” There would and should be “Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
  • Movies, Music and TV for INDEPENDENCE DAY?! [Vanity]

    07/01/2014 7:32:59 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 12 replies
    7/1/14 | Self
    With a natural 3 day weekend coming for the 4th of July, Independence Day 2014, we have plenty of time for some of our favorites in movies, music and TV! What are you, my fellow FReeping Patriots, going to be enjoying? In your answers some of your fellow readers might find missing gems so offer up your favorites, famous and not.An EASY query for the scholars, what are the other non-floating Federal Holidays?
  • Selectman Wants Gun Safety Enforced

    11/10/2013 3:43:44 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 29 replies
    Swampscott MA patch ^ | 11/09/13 | Terry Date
    Selectman Barry Greenfield would like to give police the authority to inspect gun safety at people's homes. The problem, he said, is that police do not have the authority, granted by a local ordinance, to enforce the law and inspect the safeguarding of guns at the homes of the 600 registered gun owners in town.
  • Protestors rally near NSA data center for 4th Amendment rights

    07/04/2013 7:51:47 PM PDT · by District13 · 54 replies
    KSL.com Utah ^ | July 4, 2013 | Katie McKellar
    BLUFFDALE — More than 100 people gathered Thursday at Utah Veterans Memorial Park to support the cause of Restore the Fourth, a national group demanding an end to what its members say is unconstitutional government surveillance. Dan Garfield, a Saratoga Springs resident and Restore the Fourth supporter, said he believes the rally for Fourth Amendment rights was fitting for the Fourth of July because veterans have fought and died to maintain American rights. "We feel like the government has overstepped its bounds and gone contrary to what the Fourth Amendment stands for," he said. Garfield said the rally was initially...
  • Obama thanks military at July Fourth celebration

    07/04/2012 5:13:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/4/12 | staff
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is marking the Fourth of July by thanking service members and their families, who he said "represent what is best in America." The president, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, hosted a barbecue and concert Wednesday for the families on the White House South Lawn. Obama saluted "this generation of heroes" for their service and sacrifice to defend American freedoms, specifically thanking them for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice and working to get out of Afghanistan.
  • Great to be in India on America's Independence Day: US Ambassador

    07/04/2012 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    It is great to be at world's largest democracy to celebrate the birthday of world's oldest democracy -- this was how US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell described America's Independence Day celebrations here. Addressing the gathering at the American centre, she said, "my belief is that we have much in common and India and US are very-very close with people. "We had shared colonial heritage and we each had struggled for our Independence and for our freedom," she said. Powell said both the democracies are vibrant and diverse and our relationship is flourishing. "You, the youth of India and also...
  • Fourth of July Canceled.(vanity)

    06/28/2012 9:31:44 AM PDT · by Boiling point · 22 replies
    Vanity | 6/28/12 | Boilingpoint
    It should be safe to say that it is perfectly acceptable to cancel the fourth of July as a paid holiday. Particularly if you are a Freeper business owner. Many of the grievances stated as the reason for the original declaration has been far surpassed. At the Boiling point house hold it will no longer be celebrated but mourned. Old glory will forever be relegated to a historic relic of a once great nation. It no longer represents the uplifting patriotic, proud feeling it once did, nor does it represent a country currently worth fighting for. RIPUSA.
  • I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont Stakes, retires

    06/08/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | By ED FOUNTAINE
    I"ll Have Another, hours from his historic bid for the Triple Crown in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, was scratched from the race Friday with tendonitis and retired. Originally favored at 4-5 on the morning-line for the 144th "Test of the Champion," I'll Have Another will be the 12th horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the first two jewels of the Triple Crown and not complete the sweep in the Belmont. see more videos But the crowd at Belmont Park, which would have numbered over 100,000 before the scratch, will still get to see the Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion. In...
  • Rep. Paul says defense bill assures ‘descent into totalitarianism’

    12/27/2011 7:25:47 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 140 replies · 3+ views
    thehill.com/ ^ | 12/26/11 09:25 | Jonathan Easley
    GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul warned that the National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed by Congress this month, will accelerate the country’s “slip into tyranny” and virtually assures “our descent into totalitarianism.” “The founders wanted to set a high bar for the government to overcome in order to deprive an individual of life or liberty,” Paul, the libertarian congressman, said Monday in a weekly phone message to supporters. “To lower that bar is to endanger everyone. When the bar is low enough to include political enemies, our descent into totalitarianism is virtually assured. The Patriot Act, as bad as...
  • ***Happy 235th, America***

    07/04/2011 5:14:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 4, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    And don't anybody worry out there- we'll get through this vile Obammunist era and come back stronger than ever. Pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps is what this country is all about, and that's just what the situation calls for.  I look at it as just another chance to shine,  and shine we will- striving to be that city on a hill that Reagan spoke of... May God Bless the United States of America toons/more at Reaganite Republican -Have a great holiday weekend, FReeper patriots-
  • Obamas to honor military on Fourth

    07/03/2011 10:23:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | 7/3/11 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his family are spending most of the Fourth of July weekend at Camp David but return to the White House on Sunday. On Monday evening, the first family hosts members of the armed forces and their families on the South Lawn with a barbecue, concert and a good view of the fireworks. The president will also give remarks.
  • Obama's One Hundred and Fourth Week in Office (end of year two)

    01/21/2011 8:14:54 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 1/21/11 | Nachum
    Year Two comes to an endObama's One Hundred and Fourth Week in OfficeThe List" for 1/20/2011 1,600 layoffs this year at Hanford nuclear reservationNewly elected Hawaii Governor claims "glitch" in getting Obama birth certificatePresident Obama Tweets for Supporters to Hold State of the Union Watch Parties Next TuesdayBipartisan Obamacare Repeal Got More Votes Than the Original BillSacrifice Is For the Little People… Obama White House Serves $199 Bottles of Wine at State DinnerObama maintains close to 50,000 troops in Iraq and continues to escalate and expandthe war in Afghanistan, the antiwar movement in America continues to shrink: What Happened?Chinese Dissident...
  • Appeals Court Holds that Email Privacy Protected by Fourth Amendment

    12/14/2010 7:56:06 PM PST · by Raymann · 28 replies
    EFF ^ | DECEMBER 14TH, 2010 | Kevin Bankston
    In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal of U.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers. Closely tracking arguments made by EFF in its amicus brief, the court found that email users have the same reasonable expectation of privacy in their stored email as they do in their phone calls and postal mail.
  • The List, Obama's Ninety Fourth Week in Office

    11/12/2010 7:52:12 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 11/12/10 | Nachum
     Weeks 92 through 93Obama's Ninety Fourth Week in OfficeThe List" for 11/11/2010 "Debt Commission Recommendations – “Expansion Of Government” N.J. audit says U.S.- funded home weatherization program has been poorly managedNot bowing again? Obama Meets With Saudi Arabia's Foreign MinisterGovernment Motors to be China Motors?- General Motors is in the final stage of talks to sell equity to long-time Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp in conjunction with its landmark initial public offeringIndian Communists Make Exception for ObamaPresidential Panel: "Freeze Military Pay" , said the day before Veterans DayObamacare: About 20 percent of those with between 10 and 499 workers said they...
  • "The List", Obama's Eighty Fourth Week in Office

    09/03/2010 8:39:40 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 9/3/10 | Nachum
      Obama's Eighty Fourth Week in Office"The List" for 9/2/2010 Rahm Emanuel, former Democratic congressman and President Obama's chief of staff, gave the UAW the Gettelfinger during the GM and Chrysler rescue debate, according to former auto czar Steve Rattner's new book.VIDEO: Key Obama, Richard Trumka Ally Works with Socialists for Global Tax, has visited the White House over 30 timesBill Press Asks a Pro-Obama, Anti-Beck Question at White House BriefingThe report from the Labor Department is expected to show the nation’s unemployment rate rising above 9.5 percent.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will roll out more regulations on greenhouse gases and...
  • Fourth of July by the numbers (American Spirit Strong Even in Tough Times, despite Hussein)

    07/04/2010 8:12:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/02/10 | Natalie Doss
    Fourth of July by the numbersOver $600 million will be spent on fireworks, $111.1 million on charcoal by Natalie Doss Forbes updated 7/2/2010 9:37:56 AM Economic woes don't stop America's patriotic spirit. This year citizens will celebrate the Fourth of July in numbers as big as ever. In fact, they could spend upward of $3 billion on holiday weekend parties, food, entertainment and travel. According to the National Retail Federation's 2010 Independence Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey (conducted by BIGresearch, a consumer research firm based in Worthington, Ohio), 87.8 percent of all Americans will take part in some sort...
  • The last hurrah of summer

    As the last firecracker sizzled in the night, I heaved a sigh of relief. It is not that I do not enjoy a good firework display, but after all, when you have seen one firecracker they are all just about the same. The thing they all have in common is they cost money. That is my problem. Blowing up bushels of dollars in the air does not seem very exciting to me. But the Fourth of July celebration has a different meaning for me. Certainly, I revere and celebrate the patriotic significance of the Fourth of July and faithfully pray...
  • Happy (Early) Fourth of July from my pre-schoolers! (VIDEO)

    06/29/2010 6:19:30 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 5 replies
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 06/29/10 | Michael Naragon
    It's that time of year... all three of my children are sick with summer colds. To cheer them up last night, I went to the folks at JibJab and, with the help of their website, produced this video. I've watched it about 700 times at this point, and I thought some of you might enjoy it as well. So before I begin writing my scathing analyses of Kagan, the Arizona immigration case, Obama's golf game and other pressing matters, I'm going with a humorous diversion :)
  • The List, Obama's Seventy Fourth Week in Office

    06/25/2010 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 6/25/10 | Nachum
     Obama's Seventy Fourth Week in OfficeDocument: Obamacare, Three months of broken promisesThe List" for 6/24/2010 White House welcomes Shariah finance specialist- Obama selects Muslim expert in Islamic transactions as fellowAlmost one year after the Obama legal team at the firm Perkins Coie concluded that Governor Palin’s legal defense fund failed to comply with Alaska law, a new investigator dusted off that report and essentially re-issued it. Why are we not surprised? First, some context. Who is Perkins Coie? The firm is counsel of record for the Democratic National Committee, and other political clients include nearly all Democratic members of the...
  • The List, Obama's Sixty Fourth Week in Office

    04/15/2010 8:18:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 293+ views
    Nachumlist ^ | 4/15/10 | Nachum
    Obama's Sixty Fourth Week in OfficeThe List" for 4/15/2010 Obama is issuing a directive he says will make it easier for hospital patients, particularly gays and lesbians, to receive visitors and choose who will make medical decisions on their behalf.  Obama is asking the Health and Human Services secretary to begin the process of putting in place federal rules to ensure that hospitals respect the rights of patients to designate visitors. The order covers hospitals receiving Medicare or Medicaid.Gates Approves Tighter Gun Restrictions After Ft. Hood Shooting; Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed off on a new policy regulating how...
  • The List, for Obama's Fifty Fourth Week in Office

    02/05/2010 9:53:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 196+ views
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 2/5/10 | Nachum
     Obama's Fifty Fourth Week in OfficeLatest Additions to "The List""The List" for 2/4/2010 Obama's pick for Labor post- New York State Labor Chief, Patricia Smith is confirmed to Federal post before Scott Brown can be seated.  Fears over her Union connections kept her from being confirmed for three monthsThe Obama administration's plan to outsource U.S. manned space programs ran into turbulence during its initial congressional hearing Wednesday, with lawmakers complaining that it seeks to kill current exploration plans without offering specific commercial substitutes.  During a House Science subcommittee hearing, both Democrats and Republicans blasted the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's...
  • Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific activity, study finds

    11/16/2009 8:31:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 400+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1/16/09 | Ofri Ilani
    Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific activity, according to data compiled for by the Council of Higher Education. The data, which dates to 2005, puts Israel behind Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark in terms of the number of scientific publications per million citizens. The report was released at a conference at Bar-Ilan University yesterday. In 2005, Israeli scientists published 6,309 essays in foreign scientific journals. Following Israel were Finland, the Netherlands and Canada. The United States placed 12th, and Germany, 15th.
  • Obama golfs fourth week straight

    06/29/2009 1:47:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,063+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/29/09 | DIANNA HEITZ
    Barack Obama hit the links again on Sunday, making it four straight weeks where the president has worked on his golf game. This week, Obama played at Andrews Air Force Base. Obama's group comprised Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and administration aides Marvin Nicholson and Eugene Kang, according to the pool report. The team played 18 holes, on account of the mostly mild weather. Last week, the president was at Fort Belvoir where he teed off with Vice President Joe Biden
  • FAA: Plane Crash in Butte, Montana Kills 17

    03/22/2009 4:49:14 PM PDT · by Doogle · 41 replies · 3,560+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/22/09 | FOX
    Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says 17 people have died in a plane crash in Butte, Mont. FAA Spokesman Mike Fergus says preliminary reports indicate the dead include numerous children. "We think that it was probably a ski trip for the kids," Fergus said.
  • Rare Video of John McCain Being Released from Vietnam

    09/11/2008 11:08:09 AM PDT · by zimfam007 · 9 replies · 225+ views
    Rare footage discovered in the archives of Swedish public TV channel SVT
  • Casey Anthony arrested again in Orlando

    08/29/2008 7:15:13 PM PDT · by peggybac · 19 replies · 318+ views
    ORANGE COUNTY, FL -- Orange County Sheriff Deputies arrested Casey Anthony Friday night and charged her with multiple white-collar crimes. According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman, Captain Angelo Nieves, Anthony was charged with forgery, theft, and using fraudulent information. Anthony was released last week when bounty hunter Leonard Padilla posted her bail. Padilla says Anthony may return because he is concerned for her safety. Reports on Wednesday that samples taken from Casey Anthony's car indicate that, at some point, there was a decomposing body in the trunk. Earlier this month, the Orange County Sheriff's Office sent air samples...
  • Ex-Astronaut: Aliens Are Real and NASA Knows It

    07/24/2008 2:27:45 PM PDT · by Raineygoodyear · 172 replies · 712+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 24th, 2008
    Former NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr. Edgar Mitchell — a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission — claims aliens exist. He says extraterrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions — but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades. Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview in Birmingham, England, that sources at NASA who had had contact with aliens described the beings as "little people who look strange to us." He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a "small gray" — short, slight frame, large eyes and large head. Mitchell...
  • Standing By a Statue on the Fourth of July

    07/07/2008 10:47:53 AM PDT · by Wendolyn128 · 3 replies · 86+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 7, 2008 | Lynn Woolley
    On July the 4th, or Cuatro de Julio as I suspect it will someday be known, I stood at the statue of Peter Hansborough Bell, a hero of Texas independence and namesake of my home county in Texas. I couldn’t help but wonder what Mr. Bell would think of the state of his state on this Independence Day. The story of Peter Hansborough Bell isn’t told very often -- but it should be, especially in the classrooms of Bell County, Texas. Bell was a businessman in Virginia until he headed for Texas to fight for independence. He was a private...
  • Philly Inquirer Says No 4th For You, America is Evil, WOT is a 'Scam'

    07/01/2008 5:23:13 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 24 replies · 120+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 7/01/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    You know, I was wondering when this was going to happen, when someone in the MSM would say Bush has ruined July Fourth? The Philadelphia Inquirer didn't disappoint by wallowing in the worst example of blame-America-above-all as well as the most extreme case of BDS that I've seen outside the kind of nutroot sites like Daily Kos and the Democratic Underground. A mainstream paper has now gone that extra mile to let us all know that America does not deserve a July Fourth celebration this year because of Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, CIA secret prisons, and, lest you imagine otherwise, the...
  • Obama tells Tenn.'s GOP: 'Lay off my wife' [Barf Alert]

    05/19/2008 8:38:48 AM PDT · by indcons · 93 replies · 271+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Yahoo News
    Democrat Barack Obama has a message for Tennessee's Republican Party: "Lay off my wife." ADVERTISEMENT Obama, his party's presidential front-runner, and his wife, Michelle, were asked in an interview aired Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America" about an online video last week by the state's GOP taking her to task for a comment some considered unpatriotic. "The GOP, should I be the nominee, can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record," Obama said. "If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I...
  • Wal-Mart to log guns sold, then used in crimes (Bloomberg strikes again!)

    04/15/2008 12:18:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 181+ views
    msnbc ^ | April. 14, 2008 | NA
    Largest seller of firearms will also videotape all transactions Changes at Wal-Mart will affect about 1,100 stores that sell firearms. WASHINGTON - Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest seller of firearms, announced Monday it will toughen rules for gun sales, from storing video of purchases to creating an internal log of which guns they sell that are later used in crimes. J.P. Suarez, the chief compliance officer for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., appeared with outspoken gun control advocate Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York to announce the changes at a gathering of Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Changes to come at about...
  • Fort Dix Terror Plot

    05/08/2007 5:42:51 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 7 replies · 914+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | May 8, 2007 | Fox News.Com
    Six Arrested in Alleged Fort Dix Murder Plot Tuesday , May 08, 2007 CAMDEN, N.J. — Six people were arrested on Monday in connection with an alleged plot to murder soldiers at Fort Dix, the U.S. attorney's office said. Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey, said the men are from the former Yugoslavia and were planning to "kill as many soldiers as possible." Five of them lived in Cherry Hill, he said. Drewniak said the six were scheduled to appear in federal court in Camden later Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill...
  • Duck loses fourth leg

    04/20/2007 8:09:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 249+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 4-20-2007 | staff writer
    A four-legged duck known around the world as "Stumpy" has lost one of its limbs in a farmyard accident. The duck's fourth leg was severed after it became caught in the its pen, news agency PA reported. Born in February this year on a farm in Hampshire, England, the owners said that Stumpy suffered no ill effects after being patched up by a vet.
  • Former Navy Sailor Arrested for Allegedly Passing Classified Secrets to Terror Financier

    03/07/2007 6:58:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 603+ views
    FNC ^ | March 7, 2007
    WASHINGTON — A former Navy sailor was arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday for alleging mishandling classified information that ended up in the hands of a suspected terrorism financier.Hassan Abujihaad, 31, of Phoenix, was arrested in a case that began in Connecticut and has stretched across the country and into Europe and the Middle East. Abujihaad, who is also known as Paul R. Hall, is charged in the same case as Babar Ahmad, a British computer specialist accused of running Web sites to raise money for terrorism. He is schedule be extradited to the U.S. to face trial. Abujihaad was arrested...
  • Branson, Gore launch prize to cut greenhouse gases

    02/09/2007 2:00:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 520+ views
    Branson, Gore launch prize to cut greenhouse gases by Robin MillardFri Feb 9, 1:24 PM ET Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson has launched what he called the world's biggest prize to inspire innovators to develop a way to remove greenhouse gases from the earth's atmosphere. Branson announced the 25-million-dollar Virgin Earth Challenge prize at a joint press conference here with Al Gore, the former US vice president turned global environment campaigner. The prize will go to the individual or group able to show a commercially viable design resulting in the net removal of man-made atmospheric greenhouse gases each year for...
  • Former Duke Lacrosse 'Rape' DA Charged With Withholding Evidence, Misleading Court

    01/24/2007 11:16:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 22 replies · 1,517+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 24, 2007
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Duke lacrosse rape prosecutor Mike Nifong has been slapped with additional ethics charges by the state bar association, which has accused him of withholding DNA evidence and making misleading statements to the court. The new charges by the North Carolina State Bar against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong were announced Wednesday and could lead to his removal from the state bar, according to a copy of the updated complaint. Nifong last year indicted three men from the Duke lacrosse team on charges that they raped a stripper at an off-campus party in March of 2006.
  • Hillary's team has questions about Obama's Muslim background (The answer is "yes")

    01/19/2007 8:22:03 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 80 replies · 2,820+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 1/17/2007
    Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a Madrassa as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage? This is the question Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s camp is asking about Sen. Barack Obama. An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia....
  • MICHAEL VICK MARIJUANA SCANDAL

    01/18/2007 11:37:43 AM PST · by SAR_Bill · 94 replies · 5,809+ views
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | 1/18/07 | SAR_Bill
    Michael Vick is embroiled in a scandal after airline screeners have seized a water bottle the superstar quarterback tried to get through security checkpoints. One problem, it wasn't just a water bottle. There was a "concealed compartment" in the bottle that contained a small amount of pot. Vick was said to be, "reluctant to turn over his water bottle during the screening process" but eventually did. TSA officials are aware of a new tactic by drug handlers, creating a hidden compartment in Aquafina bottles like Vick had so they investigated further.
  • Texas-based pizza chain accepts Mexican pesos

    01/08/2007 11:20:57 AM PST · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 1,229+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/08/07
    pesos won't buy you much north of the border. But from Monday they'll buy you a pizza. A Dallas-based pizza chain which caters to the Hispanic community is accepting the Mexican currency at all of its 59 U.S. stores starting on Monday, giving the greenback some unusual competition at the cash register. "Unlike many other businesses for us it makes sense. Our stores are located in predominately Hispanic communities and so the majority of our customers are Hispanic," said Andrew Gamm, director of brand development for Pizza Patron. "We know that a large number of them travel back and forth...
  • America Supports You: Fourth Grader Organizes Freedom Walk

    08/03/2006 6:03:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 256+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    SEBRING, Ohio, August 3, 2006 -- If Colton Lockner’s summer project is any indication of his future success, his name is one everyone should remember. Colton, 9, has taken it upon himself to organize this small village’s first America Supports You Freedom Walk, a move that surprised no one who knows the slight boy. “You don’t expect this from a 9-year-old kid,” former local elementary school principal Vito Weeda said. “We look for great things for Colton because of the type of person he is.” Colton’s mother agrees that her son, who has no problem talking business with adults...
  • Bagram aircrews drop treats to Soldiers on fourth

    07/06/2006 4:26:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 332+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. David Kurle
    7/6/2006 - BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- Aircrews from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron airdropped something special on the Fourth of July for Soldiers at some of the most remote forward operating bases throughout Afghanistan. The 230th birthday of the United States proved to be another hot, dusty day here, but thanks to the C-130 Hercules crews and Army senior leaders from the Combined Joint Task Force-76, Soldiers on the ground knew they weren't forgotten. In all, 14 container delivery system bundles weighing 1,500 pounds each were airdropped to seven locations in Afghanistan, said Lt. Col. Blake Gettys, the 774th...
  • Attorneys for Ludwig win more time to file motions

    05/03/2006 10:28:35 AM PDT · by Woodstock · 1 replies · 262+ views
    The Patriot News ^ | May 3, 2006 | CARRIE CASSIDY
    LANCASTER - Attorneys for David Ludwig, the Lititz teen accused of killing his 14-year-old girlfriend's parents in November, have won more time to examine more than 1,500 documents and other evidence. Lancaster County Judge David L. Ashworth last week gave Deputy Public Defender Merrill M. Spahn Jr. until May 15 to file pre-trial motions. In his extension request, Spahn had said he had yet to receive all of the discovery material despite prosecutors' diligent efforts. Spahn was not available for comment last night. Ludwig, 18, is tentatively scheduled for trial in September. He is charged with two counts of homicide,...
  • U.S. Men Move to Best-Ever Fourth Place in FIFA World Rankings

    04/20/2006 9:06:35 PM PDT · by onja · 9 replies · 294+ views
    ussoccer.com ^ | April 19, 2006
    HICAGO (April 19, 2006) – A little less than two months before the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Men’s National Team received their highest ever position in the FIFA World Rankings, moving up one spot to fourth place. Their record-setting position puts them two spots ahead of CONCACAF rival Mexico and in front of such powerhouses as Argentina, Spain, France and England. The U.S. jumped ahead of Argentina, who fell from fourth to eighth, allowing the U.S., Spain, Mexico and France to move up one position each. The USA's Group E opponents in this summer’s World Cup in Germany...
  • Senior Kansan leader awarded nation’s fourth highest distinction

    03/02/2006 4:58:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 215+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 2, 2006) -- A LaCygne, Kan. native was awarded the nation’s fourth highest distinction given for valor and meritorious service during a ceremony here March 1. Brig. Gen. Joseph J. McMenamin, 2nd Marine Division’s assistant commander, presented the Bronze Star Medal to Sgt. Maj. Ricky D. James, citing James’ superior leadership during his unit’s deployment to Iraq from January through June 2005. The 43-year-old James served as the senior enlisted man for 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment as they conducted six months worth of counterinsurgency operations in and around Fallujah. The unit arrived...
  • Dolphins RB Williams violates NFL drug policy

    02/20/2006 1:17:46 PM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 30 replies · 586+ views
    MIAMI (Ticker) - Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams apparently is in trouble with the NFL again. The Miami Herald reported on its web site Sunday night that Williams faces at least a one-year suspension from the NFL after testing positive for drug use a fourth time under the league's substance abuse policy. According to the report, two sources confirmed a report by WSVN-TV that Williams had failed the test, although neither would say the substance he used. Williams had tested positive in the past for marijuana use. After stunning the football world by announcing his retirement during training camp...
  • New Studies Show Fourth Salt Man Is 2000 Years Old

    12/23/2005 10:31:43 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 982+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 12-23-2005
    New studies show Fourth Salt Man is 2000 years old TEHRAN, Dec. 23 (MNA) -- The most recent studies on the Fourth Salt Man indicate that the body is 2000 years old, the director of the Chehrabad Studies Center announced on Friday. Recent radiography and CAT scans of the body indicate that the Fourth Salt Man was 15 or 16 years old at the time of death, Abolfazl Ali added. Discovered in the Hamzehlu Salt Mine in early March 2005, the Fourth Salt Man is the most intact of the “salt men” discovered in the mine, which is located near...
  • 54 Guns Seized From Ludwig Home

    11/17/2005 10:40:58 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 709 replies · 10,348+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 11/17/05 | Unknown
    LITITZ, Pa. — Fifty-four guns were seized from the home of an 18-year-old in custody for shooting his girlfriend's parents dead and then taking her on the lam, court papers show. The weapons and ammunition removed from David Ludwig's home were confiscated in a search conducted Sunday, according to the documents. At the time, Ludwig and his 14-year-old girlfriend Kara Beth Borden were still at large. Ludwig has since been caught, charged with two counts of criminal homicide, kidnapping and reckless endangerment, and is in prison without bail. Kara is home in Pennsylvania with her family.
  • Kokomo, Ind., native rides again, on fourth deployment to Middle East

    10/24/2005 5:08:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 24, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 24, 2005) -- The current operational tempo of the Global War on Terrorism means many Marines are deploying to combat zones on a yearly basis. Back-to-back combat tours can cause headaches for Marines and heartaches for their families, but for Sgt. C. Alexander Wolf, it’s just another day at the office. Wolf, the signals intelligence chief for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), is on his fourth deployment to the Middle East, dating back to 2003. The Kokomo, Ind., native, works for the Wing’s intelligence division, whose duties range from intercepting and analyzing electronic communications signals to...
  • Facts about the Fourth

    07/04/2005 9:09:20 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 1 replies · 342+ views
    Times and Democract ^ | 05-Jul-2005 | RICHARD WALKER,
    Most are aware the Fourth of July is a holiday that celebrates the birth of the United States. However, some may not be aware of the history behind the holiday we now celebrate with fireworks and festivities. Interesting facts and anecdotes about the 4th of July: * The Fourth of July is the date the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress. * The Declaration of Independence is descended from the Magna Carta of 1215, a document establishing the rights of English barons under King John. * It is believed that when colonists began arriving on the...