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  • Moraga: Gay teen denied Eagle Scout submits petition asking Boy Scouts to change policy

    10/20/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT · by redreno · 72 replies
    mercury news ^ | 10/19/2012 | rick hurd
    PLEASANT HILL -- A gay teenager denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality turned in an online petition with more than 400,000 signatures Wednesday urging the National Boy Scouts of America to change its policies against allowing gay members. Ryan Andresen of Moraga marched into the front office of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council on Ellinwood Way along with his parents and a former member of the same Boy Scout troop who came out as gay two weeks ago. Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, also attended and presented Andresen with a resolution honoring his achievements with the Boy Scouts....
  • Outrageous!… Obama Administration Blames “Friendly Fire” Attacks in Afghanistan on US Troops

    09/30/2012 5:41:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/30/12 | Jim Hoft
    This is unbelievable. The Obama Administration blamed the “friendly fire” attacks in Afghanistan on US troops. U.S. Army specialist Mabry Anders (L), who was killed in an attack by an Afghan army soldier in Afghanistan on August 27, 2012, is pictured with his mother Genevieve Woydziak (C) and his stepfather Troy Woydziak in this undated handout family photo obtained by Reuters September 26, 2012. The “insider attack” also took the life of another U.S. soldier, Sergeant Christopher Birdwell. (REUTERS/Anders Family) The New York Post reported, via Pat Dollard: Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers...
  • Revealing Eyes

    10/07/2011 6:10:10 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski youtube Classic ^ | 10/06/2011 | Revski
    This animated video of a talking dear and rabbit look a like, revealing an end-time Biblical event. The voices of this video are o7jimmy and grandson Eli.
  • AFA's 2010 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas... Shop "wisely"

    11/19/2010 6:42:53 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 5 replies
    AFA ^ | 11/17/2010 | AFA
    AFA's 2010 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas Based on current advertising, below is a list of companies that avoid, ban, or use the term "Christmas" in their advertising. We will continually update the list, so check back often. Criteria - AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was "Christmas-friendly" in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company's ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach "Christmas" shoppers. If...
  • At least 25 hurt in U.S. troop search in Afghanistan ( Americans die in friendly fire airstrike)

    11/06/2009 12:50:00 PM PST · by Cardhu · 5 replies · 682+ views
    SwissInfo ^ | October 6th 2009 | Sharafuddin Sharafyar
    HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - More than 25 NATO and Afghan troops were wounded during a search Friday for two missing U.S. paratroopers in western Afghanistan, the NATO-led force said. The Taliban said the missing two missing soldiers were dead and it had recovered their bodies.
  • Suburbs in flames after military exercise (French artillery torches Marseille)

    07/22/2009 11:46:50 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 13 replies · 778+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 7-23-09 | AFP hacks
    Bombing exercise 'caused fires' Dozens of homes destroyed Authorities angry at military MILITARY bombing practice has caused one of France's worst fires for three years which continues to rage on the eastern outskirts of Marseille. The fire has burnt dozens of homes but claimed no victims. The wildfire was caused by military practice shelling which hit the eastern Trois-Ponts suburb of the southern city forcing the evacuation of scores of residents. "There are a few dozen houses burnt in the Trois-Ponts district but there are no victims," fire brigade spokesman Samuel Champon said. "There are more homes threatened than vehicles...
  • Eco-friendly kangaroo farts could help global warming: scientists

    12/05/2007 6:25:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 773+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, researchers say. Thanks to special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroo flatulence contains no methane and scientists want to transfer that bacteria to cattle and sheep who emit large quantities of the harmful gas. While the usual image of greenhouse gas pollution is a billowing smokestack pushing out carbon dioxide, livestock passing wind contribute a surprisingly high percentage of total emissions in some countries. "Fourteen percent of emissions from all sources in...
  • I actively support HUNTER AND THOMPSON

    09/08/2007 9:24:29 PM PDT · by Allan S. · 85 replies · 1,005+ views
    I think we need both Thompson and Hunter on the final ticket. It is too early to rule out HUNTER as top of ticket, but presently it looks like THOMPSON in the top spot. These guys should follow Reagan's "Eleventh Commandment" as regards each other. I think I was the first to suggest Hunter run for the presidency, on the F.A.I.R.(Dan Stein Report) Commentaries. I have been bullish for Thompson, whenever he addressed illegal immigration, or addresses a madness like the "Sanctuary City Movement". Let us pray that these two seemingly good conservatives can avoid trashing each other in any...
  • General Censured for Tillman Investigation Mistakes

    07/31/2007 4:49:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 711+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2007 – The Army’s senior civilian announced today that a retired three-star general will receive a letter of censure as the result of a review of previous military investigations into the death of Army Spc. Patrick D. Tillman. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren said a “perfect storm” of events initially obfuscated the facts regarding the April 22, 2004, death of Tillman, an Army Ranger who was killed by friendly fire near the Afghan-Pakistani border. Tillman, a former National Football League star, was initially reported to have died as a result of enemy fire. After reading...
  • U.S. Friendly Fire Video Leaked to Media

    02/06/2007 1:06:05 PM PST · by Stone Mountain · 25 replies · 1,426+ views
    SF Gate, Associated Press ^ | , Associated Press | http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/02/06/international/i050804S43.DTL
    U.S. Friendly Fire Video Leaked to Media A leaked video in which an American pilot is heard saying "I'm going to be sick," then "we're in jail, dude," after U.S. troops killed a British soldier during a friendly fire incident in Iraq was released by The Sun newspaper Tuesday. Lance Cpl. Matty Hull died when troops fired on his convoy in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on March 28, 2003. [...] The transcript printed in The Sun records the alleged exchange between the pilots after they realize what has happened. Pilot 1: "I'm going to be sick." Pilot 2:...
  • 'Friendly Fire' An Epidemic S Africa

    09/27/2006 6:37:41 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 379+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-28-2006 | Celean Jacobson
    'Friendly Fire' an Epidemic in S. Africa Thursday September 28, 2006 2:01 AM By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - South Africans are killing relatives and acquaintances at an alarming rate, police said Wednesday, acknowledging traditional methods for battling crime do little to stem the tide. According to an annual police report on crime, nearly 50 people killed every day across the country - a figure that will likely add to South Africa's reputation as a violent society. The government is desperate to counter the country's violent image, especially in the run-up to the soccer World...
  • 'Muppet planes' on drawing board (Enviro-friendly aircraft get look from Boeing)

    06/06/2006 7:13:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 59 replies · 2,638+ views
    SEATTLE — When Boeing names an airplane design after a Muppet, it must be pretty different. Two small teams at the company are re-imagining the airplane in futuristic configurations that sprout wings, tails and engines in unexpected shapes and places. The research, illustrated in internal documents, aims in two directions: low-cost airplanes, and environment-friendly planes that will be quieter, use much less fuel and leave fewer pollutants in the upper atmosphere. In the latter category is the "Kermit Kruiser," a low-noise concept airplane with main wings radically swept forward rather than back, and sporting miniature wings on the front. Then...
  • George Will: The Abortion Argument We Missed

    12/01/2005 5:59:58 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 91 replies · 2,746+ views
    Washington Post Writers Group ^ | December 1, 2005 | George F. Will
    WASHINGTON -- Henry J. Friendly, who died in 1986, was perhaps the most distinguished American judge never to serve on the Supreme Court, and he almost spared the nation the poisonous consequences of that court's 1973 truncation of democratic debate about abortion policy. The story of that missed blessing was told recently by Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in an address to the Federalist Society. In 1970, Friendly, then on the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, was a member of a three-judge panel that heard the first abortion-rights case...
  • CA: Business-friendly governor can be hard to peg

    09/17/2005 10:15:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 226+ views
    OC Register ^ | 9/17/05 | Hanh Kim Quach
    SACRAMENTO – In his first year in office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proven to be a reliable ally for the state's businesses, vetoing all bills that were on the California Chamber of Commerce "job killers" list and almost always siding with businesses when legislation pitted them against consumers or the environment. Last year, he vetoed legislation to increase the minimum wage and promised to do the same this year. He sides with the majority of voters, who don't like the idea of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, promising to veto such legislation a second time in a row. Among...
  • London-Sydney Rally Arrives in Iran

    08/24/2005 4:05:50 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 3 replies · 371+ views
    Cars competing in a rally from London to Sydney arrive in Iran on Thursday, 24th of August. 14 old cars driving from London to Sydney in a friendly rally competition arrive in Iran on Thursday, staying within Iranian borders for 9 days. The rally started from London, England, on 14th of August 2005 and will end in Sydney, Australia on 16th of November 2005 with old automobiles produced since 1914. Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, China, Thailand, and Singapore are countries passed through, and the cars will be transferred to Sydney Port on ship from Singapore. According to the...
  • America, welcome

    07/22/2005 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 14 replies · 916+ views
    Iranian.com ^ | Written and photographed by Ron Wurzer
    I was worried. The ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini had just finished and Ken, a Norwegian photojournalist was very excited. "The energy in there was wild, especially that part when they were all chanting, 'Death to Israel, death to America'." See photos My jaw dropped. I was puzzled and concerned. The Iranian press card hanging around my neck identified me as American. I was grateful I had tucked it into my shirt earlier. The night before I had been at a small party in north Tehran of twentysomething-year-old Iranians. North Tehran is the upscale,...
  • nice to see some friendly faces

    07/19/2005 2:26:02 AM PDT · by BlueHornet · 31 replies · 561+ views
    BlueHornet
    It is good to walk into a forum and find an atmosphere which is friendly to the British traveller. I was about to sign up for SterlingTimes but see that a small gang of posters are quite arrogantly putting down all the British members at the moment, so I decided to wander in here instead. A much better atmosphere indeed, and I hope it stays that way. So ... hello everyone.
  • 11 days in Iran - An American recalls her journey to Iran

    07/03/2005 5:50:04 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 20 replies · 1,235+ views
    swarthmore.edu ^ | March 2005 | Donna Jo Napoli
    I recently returned from eleven days in Iran. Before I went, friends told me I was crazy to go. They said I'd meet a lot of anti-American hostility. I'd be in danger, even. I met zero hostility. I don't want this article to become a list of what Iran isn't. That reminds me too much of my first interests in the country. I write fiction books for children and young adults. In 1999, I decided to write the tale of Beauty and the Beast from the lion's point of view. My searching through older versions of the story led to...
  • CA: Governor to tout plans to friendly, invited audience

    04/26/2005 5:03:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 224+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 4/26/05 | Michael Fisher
    Just weeks after he shelved his plan to overhaul the state's public pension system, Gov. Schwarzenegger is expected to stump for his remaining reform measures Wednesday morning at an invitation-only town hall meeting at a Fontana steel plant. About 500 people, including some steel workers, will be on hand for Schwarzenegger's visit at the 950-employee California Steel Industries, said Brett Guge, the company's vice president of administration. "Our employees will be the primary ingredient of the audience but the governor's office has put together a list of area people that they are inviting," Guge said. "We're honored that the governor...
  • Baloney in Bratislava

    02/26/2005 7:03:24 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 263+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 26, 2005 | Herb Meyer
    President Bush and Russian President Putin seemed to get along famously last Thursday in Bratislava. And at their post-meeting press conference, President Bush was visibly pleased when Putin stated publicly that Russia’s choice of democracy will never be reversed. Unfortunately, there is no connection between what Putin says and what he does. In the last few years he has steadily eroded Russia’s democracy; today that country is, in fact, the only major country that is less democratic today than it was when President Bush took office in January 2001. And Putin’s recent decisions to go ahead with its sale of...
  • Israeli ‘mind reader’ helmet unveiled

    02/09/2005 4:13:49 PM PST · by familyop · 42 replies · 1,652+ views
    Financial Express ^ | 10FEB05 | HUMA SIDDIQUI
    YELAHANKA AIRBASE ,BANGALORE, FEB 9: Rafael of Israel has unveiled a helmet, nicknamed “mind reader”, at the ongoing Aero India exhibition here. The helmet, whose commercial name is Eyeball, is equipped with mounted sights. A tiny camera follows the pilot’s pupil and locks on-board weapons onto the pilot’s line of sight. The helmet, developed by the company’s missile division, provides displays to the pilot regardless of where he is looking. Company officials told FE: “The helmet has passed all development stages and was successfully tested by Israeli F-16 pilots. The Rafael helmet has several advantages over the Elbit helmet.” Rafael’s...
  • Bush Will Push Nuclear Power As Clean, 'Renewable' Energy

    01/12/2005 5:33:11 AM PST · by Brilliant · 77 replies · 1,178+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | January 12, 2005 | JOHN J. FIALKA
    President Bush says the nation needs advanced nuclear-power plants, calling them a clean, "renewable" energy source for the future... New Mexico Republican Pete V. Domenici... said he welcomed Mr. Bush's remarks. "Without any question," he said, the long-term electricity-generating alternative to the nation's dwindling supplies of natural gas "will have to be nuclear power. If America is afraid of it, the world will use" advanced nuclear technology. Sen. Domenici is expected to offer an energy bill that will include financial incentives for the first new nuclear-power plants. Nuclear power now supplies 20% of the nation's electricity, according to the U.S....
  • Kittens

    12/13/2004 1:30:47 PM PST · by Tennessee_Bob · 13 replies · 6,019+ views
    My house | 12/13/2004 | Tennessee_Bob
    Good afternoon, Freepers! I have two kittens, approximately 7 months old that we adopted approximately 5 months ago. They were hand raised from approximately 2 weeks of age (their mother was killed on the roadside), and they're about the friendliest cats I've ever run into. However, they've gotten to be more than my daughter is willing to handle. As it stands, I'm taking care of my daughter, the house, the original cat and the dog, and myself - so I've got my hands full. If there is anyone in the Oak Ridge/Knoxville area who would like to have two loving,...
  • VANITY: Moving to Virginia and need some help/advice

    12/30/2003 3:52:34 PM PST · by KC_Conspirator · 82 replies · 3,097+ views
    Myself | 12/30/03 | KC_Conspirator
    My wife is serious about taking a job in the DC area and we are planning on moving there soon. However, we are not getting much help and we are on a budget. I figured a network of people in the area might be able to help me out the answers to my questions. First is finding a place to live. We are a little strapped for cash and I am looking for the most economical, but cleanest, and safest place to live. From what I gather, that means living the VA suburbs. Does anyone know of an apartment service...
  • U.N. Opted For Less American Security to Present A 'Friendly Image' (Brit Hume)

    08/21/2003 10:25:49 AM PDT · by bedolido · 28 replies · 279+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 08/21/03 | Brit Hume
    <p>U.N. Opted For Less American Security to Present A ‘Friendly Image’</p> <p>It seems there was more to the U.N.'s (search) refusal of the U.S. offer of more security at their Baghdad (search) headquarters than a desire to keep it from looking like a fortress. U.N. spokesman Salim Lone told the Associated Press that U.N. officials also, ‘did not want a large American presence outside.’ And U.S. officials say that despite their warnings that car bombings and other such attacks were possible, U.N. officials did not want the kinds of heavy barriers U.S. forces had been putting in front of other soft targets because the U.N. wanted to present a friendly image to the Iraqi people.</p>
  • San Jose Teen Dies Trading Friendly Punches With Pal

    07/29/2003 6:45:55 AM PDT · by boris · 20 replies · 270+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07-29-2003 | Hilda Munoz
    San Jose Teen Dies Trading Friendly Punches With Pal Officials decline to press charges. They say game is a common 'test of manhood' and doesn't have a high death risk. By Hilda Munoz, Times Staff Writer A punching contest between two teenage friends Sunday ended when one of the boys died in front of his San Jose home after receiving a blow to the chest. Jacob Salas, 16, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, authorities said. Richard Jimenez, 19, who allegedly delivered the fatal blow, fled the scene but was arrested at a friend's house five hours later and...
  • 'The Yank opened up. He had absolutely no regard for human life. He was a cowboy out on a jolly'

    03/31/2003 2:10:26 AM PST · by gd124 · 14 replies · 263+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 31, 2003 | Patrick Barkham
    THREE wounded British soldiers described yesterday how they survived a terrifying attack by an American anti-tank aircraft that killed one of their troop and destroyed two armoured vehicles. One of the survivors criticised the American pilot for showing “no regard for human life” and accused him of being a cowboy who had gone out on a jolly. Another survivor said that he had stumbled out of the burning wreckage of his light tank and waved frantically to the pilot of the low-flying A10 to try to halt his “friendly fire” as he returned to attack again. The blunder, 35 miles...
  • Friendly Fire Threat To Gulf Troops

    01/05/2003 4:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 225+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-3-2003 | Michael Smith
    Friendly fire threat to Gulf troops By Michael Smith, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 06/01/2003) British troops should not be sent to fight in Iraq unless a system is in place to prevent accidental attacks by American aircraft, says a retired senior officer whose unit was bombed in a friendly fire incident during the 1991 Gulf war. In a letter to The Telegraph today, Lt-Col Andrew Larpent accuses the Ministry of Defence of "serious negligence" in failing to introduce a system that would prevent such accidents. Lt-Col Larpent commanded 3 Bn Royal Regiment of Fusiliers during the Gulf war. Nine of his...
  • Friendly Fire Deaths Linked To US Pilots 'On Speed'

    08/02/2002 3:21:45 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 364+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-3-2002 | Andrew Buncombe
    Friendly fire deaths linked to US pilots 'on speed' By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 03 August 2002 American pilots in Afghanistan, blamed for a series of "friendly fire" incidents and devastating erroneous attacks on innocent civilians, were routinely provided with amphetamines to tackle fatigue and help them fly longer hours. Pilots were allowed to "self-regulate" their own doses and kept the drugs in their cockpits. The pilots were provided with the stimulant Dexedrine, generically known as dextroamphetamine and referred to as a "go-pill" by the airmen, when they set off on missions. When they returned, doctors gave them sedatives or...
  • University of Florida Computer Servers Promoting Terrorist Friendly Web Site

    07/04/2002 8:06:25 AM PDT · by justme346 · 20 replies · 1,486+ views
    BushCountry.org ^ | 07/04/02 | Jeremy Reynalds
    University of Florida Computer Servers Promoting Terrorist Friendly Web SiteBy Jeremy Reynalds (bio) Other Articles by Jeremy Reynalds Back to News / Home PageComputer servers owned by the University of Florida in Gainseville are apparently being used by a student at the University on his school web site to promote an anti-American, terrorist- friendly web site, www.al-sakher.com The school web site, grove.ufl.edu/~olayyan/hateb1.html, has a prominent link to www.al-sakher.com, which contains an abundance of anti-American rhetoric and pictures such as this one, captioned on the site as: "America Lost the War."  It was not possible to determine for sure site...