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  • Are front loading washing machines bad?

    01/29/2014 7:47:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 149 replies
    vanity | 1-29-2014 | Servo1969
    I'm planning on buying a new washer and dryer in the next few months and my wife has always wanted a front loading washer. Everyone I talk to including my mother, my sister and my best friend's wife tells me whatever I do DO NOT get a front loading washing machine. I have been told they get mildew-y, they leak, they tear up easily and that they just don't clean your clothes as well as a good top loader. All my washers to date have been top loaders and, excluding a part here or there, have each lasted more than...
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered by sheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • PC Insanity: Female Marines Can’t Do Pullups But Will Be Allowed to Serve on Front Lines Anyway

    12/28/2013 8:56:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 96 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-28-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Female Marines: They’ve got your back – As long as it doesn’t involve upper body strength. (NBC) It's an Obama world… Female Marines can’t do pullups but will be allowed on the front lines anyway. KPCC reported: Starting Jan. 1, every woman in the Marines Corps was supposed to meet a new physical standard by performing three pullups. But that has been put off. The Marine Corps announced it quietly. There was no news conference — just a notice on its social media sites and an item on its own TV show, “The Corps Report.” Lance Cpl. Ally Beiswanger explained...
  • Students Suspended For Playing With Pellet Gun in Own Front Yard, One Mother Called Because It Made

    09/24/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 40 replies
    WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia asks “has zero tolerance gone too far?” as it reports this story: A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus. The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop;...
  • Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

    02/07/2013 9:53:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies
    Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi Daniel Halper February 7, 2013 12:05 PM Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012: Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us." In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Panetta said...
  • Taking a Look at the Governor, Back When He Was a Democrat

    07/14/2011 5:02:23 PM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 50 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 14, 2011 | Jay Root
    Mr. Perry spent his first six years in politics as a Democrat... A raging liberal he was not... He was one of a handful of freshman “pit bulls,” so named because they sat in the lower pit of the House Appropriations Committee, where they fought to keep spending low. But Mr. Perry cast some votes and took a few stands that seem to be at odds with his fiscal conservatism today. The most vivid example is his support of the $5.7 billion tax hike in 1987, signed by Gov. Bill Clements, a Republican, opposed by most Republican members. The bill...
  • Obama’s Bundlers & Friends on front lines of Cairo protests

    02/03/2011 1:05:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    cfp ^ | 2/3/11 | Judi McLeod
    Took less than a month for former Huffington Post CEO Betsy Morgan and Managing Editor Scott Baker to go huffing and puffing all over The Blaze. The Blaze, now cutting a break for Code Pink in Cairo, should check in with writers Andrea Shea King and Kristinn Taylor who got it right (no pun intended). Is it HuffPo at the helm that is portraying Code Pink rabble rousers as Obama enemies? Note to Glenn Beck: Code Pink is not Global Citizen Barry Soetoro’s enemy. They are right up his wazoo. Big time.
  • GM Recalls Nearly 100,000 Cars

    12/23/2010 1:51:28 PM PST · by Perdogg · 53 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12.23.10
    General Motors Co. is recalling almost 100,000 vehicles to fix two problems that could cause the rear axle to lock and the passenger-side airbag not to work.
  • Clinton Denies Involvement in Sestak-Gate, Contradicts White House and Sestak Version of Events

    08/11/2010 7:13:41 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 37 replies
    Oversight & Government Committee ^ | Wednesday August 11, 2010 | Oversight & Government Committee
    In February, allegations that someone inside the Obama White House offered Pennsylvania Senate Democratic nominee and three-star Navy Admiral Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) a job in exchange for his withdrawal from the PA Senate Primary race were made by Sestak himself. In late-May, White House Counsel Robert Bauer released a memo claiming that “The White House Chief of Staff enlisted the support of former President Clinton who agreed to raise with Congressman Sestak options of service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board. Congressman Sestak declined the suggested alternatives, remaining committed to his Senate candidacy.” House Committee...
  • Indonesian Islamists open front against Christians

    07/04/2010 10:39:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 7/4/10 | NINIEK KARMINI
    BEKASI, Indonesia -- Days after rumors spread across this industrial city that Christians were conducting a mass baptism, hard-line Islamic leaders called for local mosques to create a youth guard to act as moral police and put a quick stop to forced conversions. They started training early Saturday morning, around 100 young men turning out in a field in Bekasi wearing martial arts uniforms. Leaders stressed that there was no plan to arm them, but they do not shy away from saying they'll act essentially as thugs.
  • Les Phillip - A Story Of Two Men (political ad everyone will be talking about?)

    05/23/2010 8:55:19 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 20 replies · 817+ views
    Youtube ^ | Sunday May 23, 2010
    Meet the Anti-Obama, Les Phillip. ICAUCUS endorsed American Patriot running for Congress AL Congressional District 05. "This is the story of two young men. One fell in with left wing radicals. The other immigrated to America. While one played with terrorists and allowed his America-hating pastor to baptize his children, the other joined the Navy to defend his country. I love America, but President Obama is ashamed of it. I’m going to Congress to help stop him from destroying our nation. And they’re not going to call me a racist. I’m Les Phillip and I took an oath to defend...
  • THIS DAY OF MY AWAKENING \o/ OH "HEART" OF "MINE" !

    04/03/2010 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 49 replies · 465+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | scribed by Jedediah beside Enoch
    Your going to see a beautiful door of light open unto you my children , a door of enlightenment and beauty for as I AM your Groom so you are my Bride and in this oneness of spirit I shall indwell in you my eyes of understanding to reveal the wisdom of my ways (Psalm 118) . And now this pathway is completely open to you as my messengers unscroll it before you as My Breath ( spirit ) reveals and brings to light the Jot and Tittle of my ways , for you are the fragrance of incense I...
  • Grand Rapids police officials thwart car theft and save baby inside stolen car

    09/27/2009 9:56:25 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 5 replies · 687+ views
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | 09 26 09 | Cassie Foss
    A quick trip to grab a bite to eat by Police Chief Kevin Belk and Deputy Police Chief James Farris turned into a baby-saving adventure Thursday afternoon. While headed to lunch, Belk and Farris chased down a Chevy Suburban stolen moments before with a baby boy inside, police said. The mother of 10-month-old Kamaron Hill is hailing both as her ``heroes'' after they saw her ``hysterical'' on Fulton Street near Dwight Avenue, she said. Kandeis Hill, 35, of Grand Rapids, ran into the street after her sport utility vehicle was taken from the Fulton Street Superwash, at 912 E. Fulton...
  • Feds move to seize 4 US mosques and NY skyscraper over alleged ties to Iranian government

    11/12/2009 2:09:09 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 109 replies · 6,030+ views
    LA Times ^ | Nov 12, 2009 | AP
    Federal prosecutors are taking steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a New York City skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization
  • "The Democratic Party today is a 'popular front' organization"~~Horowitz

    09/07/2009 10:56:51 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 25 replies · 1,694+ views
    NewsReal ^ | September 6th, 2009 | David Horowitz
    When you call Communists “liberals” it legitimizes them. The time has come to stop it. To stop the charade , stick your head out the window and say “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
  • Jerusalem: The eternal front line

    06/02/2009 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun 2, 2009 | Carolyn Glick
    The following is the full text of Caroline Glick's speech after accepting the 'Guardian of Zion' award. For nearly as long as I can remember, the image of the watchman on the gates of Jerusalem has been the singular image of Jewish strength for me. It is has always been to the Jewish watchmen, ever vigilant, to whom we have owed our lives, and our survival as a people. Today these watchmen preserve our freedom in our land. For 50 generations in exile, it was the memory of those Jewish Centurions, manning the barricades, that inspired us to keep faith...
  • A.P. Exec Doesn’t Know It Has A YouTube Channel: Threatens Affiliate For Embedding Videos

    04/09/2009 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies · 496+ views
    Techcrunch ^ | by Erick Schonfeld on April 8, 2009
    Here is another great moment in A.P. history. In its quest to become the RIAA of the newspaper industry, the A.P.’s executives and lawyers are beginning to match their counterparts in the music industry for cluelessness. A country radio station in Tennessee, WTNQ-FM, received a cease-and-desist letter warning from an A.P. vice president of affiliate relations for posting videos from the A.P.’s official Youtube channel on its Website. See update below.
  • Head of Muslim group with admitted Hamas ties to offer prayer at Obama inauguration

    01/15/2009 8:07:46 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 1/14/09
    Federal prosecutors last summer rejected claims that ISNA was unfairly named an unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding case. ISNA has admitted ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood is waging, in its own words, "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” And the head of ISNA is going to offer a
  • U.S. Hits Alleged Terrorist Front For Iran

    12/17/2008 10:42:42 AM PST · by Strategy · 4 replies · 788+ views
    CBS ^ | December 17, 2008
    The Bush administration moved Wednesday to clamp down financially on a New York City business suspected of acting as a front company for Iran's Bank Melli, which has been accused of providing support to Iran's nuclear program. "This scheme to use a front company set up by Bank Melli - a known proliferator - to funnel money from the United States to Iran is yet another example of Iran's duplicity," said Stuart Levey, the Treasury Department's under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
  • Mayor's pal got inside scoop on contracts

    03/08/2008 8:38:24 PM PST · by Westlander · 6 replies · 531+ views
    3-9-2008
    Address only per protocol. www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080308/NEWS01/80308067
  • Cheney Calls Iraq Central Front in Terror War

    08/07/2007 4:58:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 182+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2007 – “Terrorists are under no illusion about the importance of the struggle in Iraq,” so freedom-loving people can’t be either, Vice President Richard B. Cheney told members of the Marine Corps League yesterday. Vice President Richard B. Cheney receives a welcome to the 84th National Convention of the Marine Corps League in Albuquerque, N.M.. Aug. 6, 2007. The Marine Corps League is the only federally chartered U.S. Marine Corps-related veterans organization and credits its founding in 1923 to World War I hero Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune. White House photo by David Bohrer...
  • Testing the WatersFred Thompson, candidate-in-waiting. Fred Thompson is RUNNING!!! (very soon)

    05/29/2007 8:46:39 PM PDT · by Snerdley · 140 replies · 3,015+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/29/07 | Stephen F. Hayes
    FRED THOMPSON IS RUNNING for the Republican presidential nomination. In a conference call Monday, Thompson addressed a group of more than 100 supporters and fundraisers whom the campaign has dubbed First Day Founders. He told them that he would be setting up an organization that will allow him to begin raising money and recruiting staff. In official campaign finance parlance, the move represents a shift from "giving serious consideration" to a presidential bid, as Thompson said he would do back in March, as a non-candidate, to a "testing the waters" period where one is, in effect, a candidate-in-waiting with a...
  • Judge weighs penalty for activist (ELF Meyerhoff)

    05/23/2007 10:25:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | May 23, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 The horrors facing a first offender locked up with hardened criminals in the nation's high-security federal prisons highlighted testimony Tuesday in the sentencing hearing of Stanislas Meyerhoff, the first of 10 defendants to be sentenced in the Operation Backfire prosecution of radical underground environmental activists. The hearing is expected to conclude today in Eugene before U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who will decide Meyerhoff's prison term and rule whether his crimes were acts of terrorism, a ruling that could bring a stiffer sentence. Through the day, prosecution and defense lawyers dueled over whether Meyerhoff was an...
  • Earth Liberation Front arsonist sentenced to 13 years

    05/23/2007 10:09:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 744+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/23/07 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    EUGENE, Ore. – Declaring fires set at a police station, an SUV dealer and a tree farm acts of terrorism, a federal judge Wednesday sentenced the first of 10 members of a radical environmental group to 13 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken commended Stanislas Meyerhoff for having the courage to “do the right thing” by informing on his fellow arsonists after his arrest, but declared that his efforts to save the earth by setting fires were misguided and cowardly, and contributed to an unfair characterization of others working legally to protect the environment as radicals. “It was...
  • DEEP PAIN PIZZA: MAN 'CUT OFF HIS OWN PENIS IN RESTAURANT'

    04/23/2007 6:31:09 PM PDT · by fhayek · 41 replies · 1,167+ views
    Drudge ^ | 4/23/07
    Mon Apr 23 2007 20:01:12 ET A man chopped off his penis with a knife in front of horrified diners at a busy restaurant. Police were called to Zizzi, in The Strand, London, at 9pm on Sunday after reports of a man in possession of a knife. Sales rep Stuart McMahon, who was eating at the restaurant with his girlfriend, told the SUN: "This guy came running in then charged into the kitchen, got a massive knife and started waving it about. "Everyone was screaming and running out as he jumped on a table, dropped his trousers and popped his...
  • Walking the Line 2007 Part One (Heads up FR)

    01/07/2007 4:19:32 PM PST · by yoe · 12 replies · 820+ views
    Michael Yon ^ | January, 2007 | Michael Yon - reporter in Iraq
    Part One of Three (A Photo Essay) 31 December 2006: Baghdad, Iraq To enter Iraq with US forces, journalists normally travel through Kuwait. This time I flew from Singapore to Kuwait, where I toured military facilities critical to maintaining war-fighting equipment, then to Qatar to continue exploration of the same, and finally back to Kuwait to enter Iraq. I plan to spend the entirety of 2007 with our troops at war, until sickness, wounds or worse send me home, or the military tires of my presence and catapults me over the wire. Having spent most of 2005 in Iraq, I...
  • USAF Reserve Command, NASA Photo of the Day: Pretty Pink Storm Front; Bald Eagle--Eat? Die? Flee?

    10/22/2006 9:10:20 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 7 replies · 1,688+ views
    USAF; NASA | October 4, 2006; September 6 2006 | USAF Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd; Gary Rothstein/NASA
    Photo 1: Storm front over Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (Niagara Falls Air Base), New York on 4 October 2006. Photographer: Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd, United States Air Force. Big image link: http://jccc.afis.osd.mil/images/hres.pl?Lbox_cap=1402598&dir=Photo (Mirror). Above photo, caption info via: http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20061021.htm Photo 2: An adult bald eagle at NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, decides that the tasty mid-day road meal can wait, and makes a hasty flight to avoid the oncoming vehicle. Photographer: Gary Rothstein, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Links: http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/images/large/06pd2061.jpg (big image), http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=29961 (the source). Above photo, caption info via: http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20060927.htm
  • Iran president cements anti-U.S. front with Venezuela

    09/17/2006 5:30:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 638+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/06 | Saul Hudson
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shored up opposition to a U.S. drive to curb Iran's nuclear program on a visit to Venezuela on Sunday that cemented an anti-American front with President Hugo Chavez. Ahmadinejad's first trip to Venezuela highlighted Iran's backing for the fellow OPEC country's bid for a U.N. Security Council seat that Chavez would use to challenge Washington's campaign for international sanctions against Tehran. Chavez, who Washington calls a destabilizing, anti-democratic force, cast the visit as two countries jointly defying what he says is the imperialist aggression of the world's only superpower. "Iran is one of...
  • Israel To Triple Force On Lebanon Front Line

    08/09/2006 7:05:36 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 403+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Tim Butcher - Adrian Blomfield - Harry Mount
    Israel to triple force on Lebanon front line By Tim Butcher, Adrian Blomfield in Tyre and Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 10/08/2006) Israel vowed yesterday to expand the ground war in Lebanon to try to deliver a knockout blow to Hizbollah, amid warnings that the conflict could last at least another month. The decision by the security cabinet after a six-hour meeting in Jerusalem increased the pressure on major powers struggling to win agreement on a United Nations resolution to end the four-week-old conflict. Israel plans to triple the size of its ground forces "Plans by defence minister Amir...
  • Banned Islamists Spawn Front Organisations

    07/21/2006 7:26:02 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 252+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-22-2006 | Ian Cobain - Nick Fielding
    Banned Islamists spawn front organisations Al-Ghurabaa tries to ensure survival with groups across UK Ian Cobain and Nick Fielding Saturday July 22, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Muslim demonstration organised by Anjem Choudhary, former righthand man to the al-Ghurabaa founder. Photograph: David Levene/Guardian A British Islamist group which is to be outlawed under new anti-terror laws has already formed scores of front organisations in an attempt to ensure its survival, according to investigators in New York. Al-Ghurabaa, formed by Omar Bakri Mohammed before he fled to Lebanon in the wake of the 7/7 bombings, heads the list of four organisations which...
  • Front Garden Yields Ancient Tools (250,000 Years-Old, UK)

    06/20/2006 12:48:24 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 957+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-20-2006
    Front garden yields ancient tools Only one other handaxe of this type has been found that is bigger The Britons of 250,000 years ago were a good deal more sophisticated than they are sometimes given credit for, new archaeological evidence suggests. It comes in the form of giant flint handaxes that have been unearthed at a site at Cuxton in Kent. The tools display exquisite, almost flamboyant, workmanship not associated with this period until now. The axes - one of which measured 307mm (1ft) in length - were dug up from old sand deposits in a front garden. "It is...
  • CA: Three sentenced in firebombing attempts in Sierra foothills - ELF eco-terrorists

    03/17/2006 6:24:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,026+ views
    Three eco-terrorists were sentenced Friday to federal prison for a series of firebombings that put towns in the Sierra foothills on edge. Ryan Daniel Lewis, 22, the alleged leader of the group, was sentenced to six years, and two sisters - Eva Rose Holland, 26, and Lili Marie Holland, 21 - were each handed two-year prison terms. Prosecutors alleged Lewis recruited the Holland sisters and Jeremiah Dean Colcleasure, 24, on Christmas Eve 2004 to help him burn down two unoccupied upscale homes in Lincoln, a Sacramento suburb, in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. The FBI calls the ELF...
  • AF rescuers take to urban front lines for training

    03/11/2006 10:51:56 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 330+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    In the bedroom of a dingy apartment on Tucson's South Side, Air Force Master Sgt. Jim Johnston snapped on a pair of latex gloves and gently probed the rib cage of a 40-year-old woman weeping with pain. She'd been sick for days. Her fever was 104. Her only medicine: Nyquil. "Where does it hurt?," Johnston asked. "My chest," the woman panted, crying out as a coughing spasm overtook her. An hour later, Johnston is on another city street, trying to make sense of a babbling 21-year-old woman who seems strung out ---
  • From the oldest post to the front lines of the War on Terrorism

    02/14/2006 3:25:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Feb. 14, 2006) -- The streets here are a far cry from the corner of 8th and I streets in Washington, D.C., and yet for an infantryman who joined the Marine Corps to travel the world and do his part in the War on Terrorism, it is the only place he wants to be. Corporal Jared St. Clair, an infantryman with 4th Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, has finally made it to Iraq and is making the most of his opportunity. He’s serving in the city that many experts and officials are calling the...
  • Wahpeton, N.D., native supports front lines

    02/11/2006 2:02:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 371+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 11, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 11, 2006) -- There are more than 22,000 Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force units deployed in Iraq. Many of them are serving on the front lines, outside the wire, however, they would not be operating successfully without having proper administrative support backing them. Administrative Marines like Sgt. Jeffery P. Kast, an administration clerk with Combat Logistics Battalion-8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), routinely ensure Marines within their respective units have continuous administrative support. “For my office, our day-to-day tasks are to make sure that Marines in our battalion are being taken care of administratively,” Kast...
  • FACT VS FICTION : A REPORT FROM THE FRONT (IRAQ CIRCA January 2006)

    01/31/2006 9:19:38 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 41 replies · 2,826+ views
    The American Enterprise Magazine ^ | January 2006 | Karl Zinmeister
    Facts vs. Fiction: A Report from the FrontBy Karl Zinsmeister Your editor has just returned from another month in Iraq—my fourth extended tour in the last two and a half years. During November and December I joined numerous American combat operations, including the largest air assault since the beginning of the war, walked miles of streets and roads, entered scores of homes, listened to hundreds of Iraqis, observed voting at a dozen different polling sites, and endured my third roadside ambush. With this latest firsthand experience, here are answers to some common queries about how the war is faring. Has...
  • U.S. Senate set to confirm Judge Alito to Supreme Court (front row seat - SOTU)

    01/31/2006 3:44:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,245+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/06 | Thomas Ferraro
    U.S. Senate set to confirm Alito to Supreme Court By Thomas Ferraro 1 hour, 22 minutes ago Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito walks into the office of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on Capitol Hill, January 30, 2006. (Jason Reed/Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • AARP is Just Another Liberal Front

    01/15/2006 4:52:40 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 33 replies · 2,925+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | January 15, 2006 | Larry Leonard
    The American Association of Retired Persons began as an organization dedicated to improving the lives of our elderly. These days it is being run by leftists. When you become a member, part of your dues go to support their political agenda. It was Winston Churchill who said (in other words) that liberalism is a natural state for the young, and conservatism a natural state for the same people, only a few decades farther down the road. This is a true statement, as all population group surveys prove. The reason for the evolution is time and experience. Life drives out fairy...
  • Woman who died in '03 left in front of TV

    01/09/2006 9:05:52 PM PST · by CAWats · 53 replies · 1,656+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 01/09/06 | AP
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A dead woman dressed in white was positioned in a chair in front of a television set for 2 1/2 years because she told her caregiver that she didn't want to be buried and planned to return, the coroner said. "Don't show my body when I'm dead," Hamilton County Coroner Dr. O'dell Owens said Monday in describing Johannas Pope's wishes. "Don't bury me. I'm coming back." Pope, 61, died Aug. 29, 2003. Her caretaker and friend, whose name has not been released, left the woman upstairs in the home with the television and air conditioning on while...
  • Cover Organizations for Terrorists In US and UK Exposed

    01/02/2006 1:04:34 PM PST · by CPDpaper · 12 replies · 900+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 1/3/05 | Andrew Green
    ... What neither the ad nor CityMuslim.com noted was that this was a recruiting mission for Islamist terrorists, including al-Qaida fighters in Iraq, belonging to al-Muhajiroun (“The Emigrants”) terrorist group that intends to turn Great Britain into an Islamist state, one even more extreme than Afghanistan under the Taliban. Al-Muhajiroun splintered from Hizb ut-Tahrir in 1996. It was led by Anjem Choudary and became infamous for its conference "The Magnificent 19", which praised the 19 terrorists responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks... Both al-Muhajiroun and the Party for Islamic Renewal use the marsad@marsad.fsnet.co.uk email address. Both can be reached...
  • Ellenburgh, N.Y., native supports front lines

    12/30/2005 5:18:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 339+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 30, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Dec. 30, 2005) -- There are more than 22,000 Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force units deployed in Iraq. Many of them are serving on the front lines, outside the wire, however, they would not be operating successfully without having proper administrative support backing them. Administrative Marines like Lance Cpl. Lee R. LaValley Jr., an administration clerk with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), routinely ensure Marines within their respective units have continuous administrative support. “I like working here compared to Camp Lejeune, [N.C.],” LaValley admits. “Although the weather is ridiculous, I know this...
  • Woman indicted in 2 Oregon fires

    12/20/2005 7:05:57 AM PST · by Redbob · 32 replies · 963+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/17/5 | Valerie Richardson
    A suspect in a 1998 Vail Mountain firebombing was indicted yesterday in connection with two Oregon fires as part of a federal sweep aimed at resolving a wave of long-unsolved ecoterrorist attacks. U.S. Attorney Kirk Engdahl told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Coffin that she was a suspect in the Vail arson, a $12 million rampage that destroyed buildings and ski-lift sites at the resort. The indictments came a week after a five-state sweep in which federal authorities arrested six suspects for a string of ecoterrorist attacks between 1998 and 2001 in Colorado and the Pacific Northwest. ...(ELF) and Animal...
  • Taliban Execute Teacher In Front Of His Pupils For Educating Girls

    12/16/2005 5:55:11 PM PST · by blam · 65 replies · 3,541+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2005 | Tom Coghlan
    Taliban execute teacher in front of his pupils for educating girls By Tom Coghlan in Kabul (Filed: 17/12/2005) Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan have executed a school teacher in front of his pupils for refusing to comply with warnings to stop educating girls. The attack took place on Thursday at a secondary school in Nadi Ali district, Helmand province, the scene of many Taliban attacks in recent months, according to the police, who learned of the incident yesterday. About 4,000 British troops will be deployed to the province in April to combat an increasingly confident insurgency. Pupils at the school...
  • Dog Survives 50-Mile Ride Clinging To Front Of Car

    11/24/2005 9:02:35 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,516+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-25-2005 | Tom Peterkin
    Dog survives 50-mile ride clinging to front of car By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 25/11/2005) A dog has survived a 50-mile journey clinging to the front of a car as it sped down the motorway. The resilience of the black and white collie cross-breed has astounded vets, not to mention the driver of the car, who was astonished to discover the dog trapped in the grille at the front of his vehicle. The motorist, who was travelling from Coleraine to Belfast in Northern Ireland, remembered hearing a thump as he was driving his Peugeot 306. Thinking he had hit...
  • Remote Front Line In The War On Bird Flu

    10/29/2005 8:39:05 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 321+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-30-2005 | Daniel McLaughlin
    Remote front line in the war on bird flu In a small laboratory in a Budapest suburb, scientists are developing a vaccine which could prevent a global pandemic Daniel McLaughlin in Pilisborosjeno Sunday October 30, 2005 The Observer The road from Budapest meanders through forested hills and quiet villages, before reaching a neat yellow building guarded by an old man in a boiler suit and a barking alsatian. This is the unlikely front line in the global war against bird flu. At this laboratory, Hungary is leading the fight against the H5N1 virus, which has arrived in Europe after killing...
  • Military dog handlers find satisfaction in serving at the front (WOOF-WOOF!!)

    10/26/2005 5:08:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 294+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Wayne C. Edmiston
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2005) -- ‘Man’s best friend’ is a term of endearment that has been used by dog lovers for years, and in Iraq that brotherhood continues saving the lives of hundreds of service members. The noses and training of the military working dogs here assist in finding some of the largest weapons caches in Al Anbar province. Leading this pack of dedicated canines is a select group of Marines and an Airman. For Cpl. Justin T. Hanna, his dog Chang, 6, Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Johnson, his dog Charlie, 4, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Brook...
  • Bush Calls Iraq Central Front in Terror War, Vows Victory

    10/06/2005 8:39:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 423+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 6, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2005 – Just as terrorists "regard Iraq as the central front in the war on humanity," the United States must recognize it as "the central front in our war on terror," President Bush said in a speech here today to the National Endowment for Democracy. The president painted a connection between Operation Iraqi Freedom and the ongoing global war on terror and vowed that the United States won't retreat with anything less than all-out victory. Bush dismissed claims that the coalition's actions in Iraq are flaming the radicals' rage against the United States and its coalition partners....
  • FREEP: Oppose Google's Plan to Give News Agency Status to the International Solidarity Movement/ISM

    08/09/2005 6:32:53 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies · 821+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | August 9, 2005 | netWMD, LLC
    Contents IntroductionWhat is the PSM/ISM?ISM Rewriting History ACT NOW! - OPPOSE GOOGLE'S PLAN Automatically send emails opposing Google's planSign a petition Introduction According to Lee Kaplan, writing for FrontPageMagazine.com: The Internet giant Google will give news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google. If true, the ISM—an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO—would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. … The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (PSM) are related and interconnected organizations that have one goal: the...