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  • earthquake off Guam, Big One

    09/17/2014 3:13:21 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 25 replies
    USGS ^ | 9/17/2014 | racebannon
    M6.7 - 45km NW of Piti Village, Guam 2014-09-17 06:14:46 UTC
  • Ninth Circuit Considers Guam's Racially Discriminatory Plebiscite Registration Law

    08/29/2014 12:58:15 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | August 28, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument yesterday in the case of Davis v. Guam. The hearing occurred in Guam, the first time the Ninth Circuit has sat there since 2002. Mr. Davis, a resident of Guam, attempted to register to vote in a plebiscite on Guam’s relationship to the United States. He was denied permission to register because he could not trace his ancestry to a native inhabitant of Guam. Guam law allows only those with correct ancestry to vote in the future status plebiscite. According to a report by Davis’ expert, nearly...
  • I had no idea an Island could tip over....huh! (old news)

    08/09/2014 11:50:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/2/12 | Claudia Christian
    Video at link. Old news, but a reminder of just how many politicians are unfit to serve office. Another reason why regular mandatory drug tests are in order for elected officials.
  • ObamaCare getaway: 5 US territories released from health care law

    07/24/2014 12:18:56 PM PDT · by cll · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The Obama administration is coming under fire for once again making a unilateral change to ObamaCare -- this time, quietly exempting the five U.S. territories and their more than 4 million residents from virtually all major provisions of the health care law. The decision was made a week ago, and was a long time coming. For months, the territories have been complaining that the law was implemented so poorly in their regions that it destabilized their insurance markets. Until now, the Department of Health and Human Services claimed its hands were tied. But last Wednesday, the department reversed course. The...
  • White House 'Quietly' Exempts 4.5 Million People In 5 "Territories" From Obamacare

    07/20/2014 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20 July 2014 | Tyler Durden
    As WSJ reports, last week's geopolitical chaos and distraction was ideal for a news dump, and the White House didn't disappoint: On no legal basis, all 4.5 million residents of the five U.S. territories were quietly released from ObamaCare. It seems the costs of healthcare soared in these five territories due to uneconomic mandates - which woul dhave been a disaster PR-wise for the administration and so, under cover of catastrophe, WSJ reports all of a sudden last week HHS discovered new powers after "a careful review of this situation and the relevant statutory language," that enabled them to 'selectively...
  • The US Arrested an Alleged Russian Hacker — And Russia Is Pissed

    07/08/2014 10:08:18 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Vice News ^ | July 8, 2014 | 3:39 pm | Jordan Larson
    In the latest disagreement between Russia and the US, a 30-year-old Russian national has been arrested for allegedly hacking US retailers, gaining access to credit card information, and selling it. Roman Valerevich Seleznev was arrested while vacationing with his family in the Maldives; he was subsequently transported to Guam. In a statement on its website, the Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the arrest, referring to it as a “kidnapping” and “the latest unfriendly move from Washington."
  • Chump Line Friday June 27, 2014 - Illegals To Guam

    06/28/2014 5:15:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    WRKO ^ | Howie Carr
    Our favorite chump line message today was the idea of putting all these illegal children flooding the U.S. in Guam - but wait...Won't Guam tip over?
  • Guam Shall Issue Becomes Law

    05/30/2014 3:20:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Calvo of Guam signed Bill 296-32 into law on the 21st of May, 2014.   One of the last changes to be made to the bill before it was sent to the Governor was to change the term of the permit to three years instead of six.  From ...and finally the governor signed Bill 296 into law. The bill changes language for concealed firearms licensing from "may" to shall." that means concealed firearm licenses shall be issued to an applicant who meets the various specifications. The Bill 296-32 is now Public Law 32-150.  Here are some of...
  • Jim Crow Prowls Paradise

    05/23/2014 12:58:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 23, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Imagine if a state didn’t let someone vote in an election because their grandfather wasn’t the correct race. Surely lawyers in Eric Holder’s Justice Department would be typing up a lawsuit as fast as fingers could fly across the keyboard. After all, Obama is the president who boasted he was a champion for voting rights, falsely we’d later learn. Eric Holder compared voter ID to a modern version of Jim Crow. But a recent federal court opinion shows Jim Crow is alive and well, and living in paradise. This week, the United States District Court in the Commonwealth of the...
  • Guam Shall Issue Goes to Governor Calvo

    05/12/2014 7:20:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Guam shall issue concealed carry gun bill has passed the Senate on 9 May, the last day of the session.   Guam's legislature has only one house, so the next step for  B296-32 is to go to Governor Calvo for signature. The new law would: Require that a permit for a concealed firearm be issued if requirements are met.Include all handguns, rifles, and shotgunsInclude all concealed weapons other than firearmsBe only available to residents of GuamPut a limit on the required, non-refundable fee of $100Require issue within 90 days of the receipt of a complete applicationInclude methods to regain...
  • Guam Introduces Shall Issue Concealed Carry

    04/03/2014 10:58:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 4/3/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A public hearing in committee on the proposed shall issue concealed carry bill will be held in Guam on 3 April at 9 am, Senator Tony Ada said in a Radio Interview on 27 March. Information about the public hearing should be available on K57 radio with Ray Gibson. Bill 296 was introduced by Senator Ada to reform Guam's "may issue" concealed carry law into a "shall issue" law consistent with the law of 41 of the 50 States. From The bill's author Senator Tony Ada says the measure will ensure residents feel safe. "We wanted to put the...
  • Think your state has Obamacare problems? They’re nothing compared to Guam.

    12/19/2013 7:11:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | December 19, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    The Northern Mariana Islands are an American territory in the Pacific Ocean with 15 islands and 77,000 residents. Their population is roughly equal to that of Sante Fe, N.M. And, right now, the territory is at the center of the oddest health reform disaster you've never heard of. Because of a quirk in the Affordable Care Act's drafting, the Northern Mariana Islands and the four other American territories are subject to some parts of the law but not others. This has messed up the individual market in the Northern Mariana Islands so badly that the one plan selling policies there...
  • N. Korea Suspected of Preparing for Fresh Nuke Test

    10/25/2013 4:09:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 09:41 KST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "North Korea appears to have been digging two new tunnels at a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Hamgyong Province since May, sparking fears that it is preparing for another nuclear test." SNIPPET: "Specialist website 38 North, which is run by Johns Hopkins University, said it discovered two new tunnel entrances and a mound of earth while analyzing satellite pictures of the test site taken on Wednesday."
  • Blast reported at Guam Hilton

    09/26/2013 7:55:29 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Work | 26 Sept 2013
    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Police are reporting an explosion at a Guam resort that left at least one person injured.
  • CNMI:Ex-Army Ranger: CNMI laws on handguns unconstitutional

    08/19/2013 6:08:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 19 August, 2013 | Ferdie de la Torre
    A former U.S. Army Ranger who is now an educator has agreed with a lawyer that the CNMI Weapons Act is unconstitutional and should be repealed or made moot. Paul Aguon Murphy said that defendant Sergio M. Rangamar should not be charged with criminal action for the mere possession of a handgun. Murphy so far is the only one to submit an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief at the invitation of Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho. Attorney Mark Scoggins, counsel for Rangamar, has asked the court to dismiss the charges of illegal possession of a firearm...
  • Air Force Top Brass Contacts Idaho Family Regarding Mystery Over Daughter's Death

    07/26/2013 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 9 replies
    Boise ^ | 24 July 2013 | George Prentice
    Chris Anderson said he and his wife, Sue, haven't gotten the answers they deserve, but their plight has received attention from the United States Air Force top brass. "Guess who I just got off the line with? Gen. Mark Welsh, the chief of staff of the Air Force," said Anderson, adding that inquiries from Boise Weekly and the Associated Press are "definitely ruffling some feathers." It was the first sliver of hope that the Andersons have had since the death of their 19-year-old daughter, USAF Airman First Class Kelsey Anderson. She was found shot with her own service weapon while...
  • Grieving parents sue Air Force for answers in daughter's death

    07/06/2013 6:06:01 AM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    AP via ^ | 07/06/13 | AP
    The grieving parents of a 19-year-old Idaho woman who died serving her country thousands of miles from home say the U.S. Air Force won't give them information about the circumstances of her death. Airman 1st Class Kelsey Sue Anderson of Orofino died June 9, 2011, at Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean 3,300 miles west of Hawaii. The military has reported she committed suicide. But Chris and Adelia Sue Anderson, her parents, filed a lawsuit last month in U.S. District Court to force the Air Force to respond to their...
  • Chinese navy begins US economic zone patrols

    06/03/2013 9:06:56 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    Financial Times ^ | June 2, 2013 | Kathrin Hille
    The Chinese military has started operating within the US’s exclusive economic zone, a move that could transform the dynamic between the dominant Pacific naval power and its main challenger. Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of US forces in the Pacific, on Sunday confirmed the revelation from a Chinese military delegate at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a high-level defence forum in Singapore, that the People’s Liberation Army navy had started “reciprocating” the US navy’s habit of sending ships and aircraft into the 200-nautical-mile zone off China’s coast. Under international law, each country has the exclusive right to the economic resources inside a 200-nautical-mile...
  • US Secretly Deploys B-1 Strategic Bombers, E-6 "Doomsday" Planes Near North Korea

    04/05/2013 5:28:06 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 205 replies ^ | April 5, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    First the US fanfared the placement of two F-22 Raptors in the Osan airbase of South Korea. Then it demonstratively launched a B-2 stealth bomber on a training mission over a South Korean gunnery range. Then it deployed an anti-ballistic missile defense system to Guam and positioned two guided-missile destroyers in the waters near Korea. And now, courtesy of the Aviationist, we learn that the Pentagon has escalated once more in an ongoing cat and mouse game with North Korea, of who blinks first, and dispatched several B-1 ("Bone") Lancer strategic long-range bombers to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam....
  • NASA Photo of the Day: Guam "Tip of the Spear" USA

    04/04/2013 6:33:28 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 20 replies ^ | December 30, 2011 | National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    U.S. Territory of Guam photographed from the NASA Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite on December 30, 2011. Map 1 and Map 2. 2013 x 3020, 2680 x 4020, 3346 x 5020, 4014 x 6021. Via
  • North Korea warns nuclear war on America could break out "today or tomorrow"

    04/03/2013 3:14:01 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 112 replies
    Mirror Online ^ | Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Chris Bucktin
    In response President Obama ordered a ballistic missile defence system be moved to the nearest U.S. military base to the rogue state North Korea dramatically escalated tensions with America tonight by warning it had approved nuclear strike plans. "The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the North Korean military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow". In response, President Obama ordered a ballistic missile defence system be moved to the nearest U.S. military base to the rogue state. The U.S. defence system will move to Guam, the nearest American military base to North Korea, 2,000 miles south...
  • US to move missiles to Guam after North Korea threats

    04/03/2013 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 April 2013 Last updated at 15:30 ET
    The US is moving an advanced missile system to the Pacific island of Guam as a precaution following threats by North Korea, the Pentagon has said.The Department of Defence said it would deploy the ballistic Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (Thaad) in the coming weeks.Pyongyang has threatened to target South Korea and the US in recent weeks.The state's warlike rhetoric follows new UN sanctions and joint military drills by the US and South Korea.
  • Air Force confirms Russian jets circled US territory of Guam

    02/16/2013 12:07:17 PM PST · by topher · 33 replies ^ | 2-16-2013 | [author]
    <p>The Air Force confirms that two Russian bombers on Tuesday circled the U.S. island territory of Guam, prompting U.S. jets to scramble and respond.</p> <p>Two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter aircraft, operating out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bomber aircrafts, which left in a northbound direction, said military spokeswoman Capt. Kim Bender.</p>
  • Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam

    02/15/2013 6:08:16 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/15/12
    Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam U.S. military officials tell NBC News that two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the U.S. island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers. According to one military official, the Russian Bear bombers remained in international airspace, the encounter between the U.S. and Russian aircraft “stayed professional” and there was no incident. The official said it’s impossible to determine whether the Russian bombers carried any nuclear weapons.
  • Bear Bombers Over Guam Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam

    02/15/2013 1:29:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/13 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscow’s growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States. The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and were followed by U.S. jets as they circumnavigated Guam on Feb. 12 local time—hours before President Barack Obama’s state of the union address. Air Force Capt. Kim Bender, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Air Force in Hawaii, confirmed the incident to the Washington Free Beacon and said Air Force F-15 jets based on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, “scrambled and responded...
  • The US Is Moving Two B-2 Stealth Bombers Closer To China

    01/23/2013 3:12:02 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-23-2013 | David Cenciotti, The Aviationist
    The US Is Moving Two B-2 Stealth Bombers Closer To China David Cenciotti, The AviationistJanuary 23, 2013, 2:22 PM In November 2012, the U.S. Air Forced announced a series of worldwide training deployments for its stealthy B-2 Spirit bombers. The “World Spirit Tour”, as the deployment was dubbed by Air Force Magazine, will bring the first two radar evading planes from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to the Pacific theater. Destination: Andersen Air Force Base. Strategically located 1,800 miles (about 2,900 km) to the east of China, Andersen has hosted a deployed strategic bomber force...
  • Japan and China step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands (drone skirmishes?)

    01/09/2013 6:42:37 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Guardian ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jonathan Kaiman and Justin McCurry
    Both countries claim drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn of future skirmishes in region's airspace. Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race between China and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea. China is rapidly expanding its nascent drone programme, while Japan has begun preparations to purchase an advanced model from the US. Both sides claim the drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn the possibility of future drone skirmishes in the region's airspace is "very high". Andrei Chang, editor-in-chief of the Canadian-based...
  • Jackson Lee Claims $5.6 Trillion Surplus Following Clinton Admin

    12/04/2012 7:34:32 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12-4-12 | WFB Staff
    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) claimed that the United States had a $5.6 trillion surplus at the end of the Clinton administration Tuesday.
  • Dem Rep. Hank Johnson: Amend Constitution to Restrict Freedom of Speech

    11/29/2012 10:44:38 AM PST · by abishai · 77 replies ^ | Nov 29 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says, “corporations control the patterns of thinking” in the United States and that the Bill of Rights to the Constitution should be amended so that the government is given the power to restrict freedom of speech. "We need a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations," said Johnson. “These corporations, along with the people they support, other millionaires who they’re putting into office, are stealing your government. They’re stealing the government and the U.S. Supreme Court was a big enabler with the Citizens United case,” Johnson...
  • Bellweather States

    11/02/2012 3:14:46 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 9 replies
    In the United States, Nevada has produced the same outcome as the national results in every presidential election beginning in 1912, except in 1976, thus voting for the winner 96.0% of the time. Ohio is the second closest with a match rate of 93.1%. Missouri, often referred to as the Missouri bellwether, was for many years the best match of the national results, but since 2008 is now third closest with a 92.6% match rate. The American bellwether states (with respect to presidential elections) currently are: Nevada - 1 miss (1976) from 1912 on (96.0%, slightly "too Republican"). VERY SLIGHT...
  • New Jim Crow in Guam: Where’s Holder? [tacitly supports racially motivated discrimination]

    07/16/2012 7:12:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | July 16, 2012 | John Fund
    Eric Holder is scheduled to land in Guam today, the first U.S. attorney general ever to visit the U.S. territory, which serves as a center of U.S. military power in the Western Pacific. But the Associated Press reports that after meeting with local officials, Holder will not take any questions from journalists “because his tight schedule doesn’t give him time for a press conference.” That may be, but the curious omission also spares Holder from any questions about why his department has refused to intervene in or comment on an important court case involving U.S. citizens who are being barred...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson Shows No Gratitude

    07/12/2012 4:33:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush ^ | July 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Do you remember Hank Johnson, a Democrat in Georgia? This is Hank Johnson. This will remind you who this guy is. JOHNSON: This is a island that, at its widest level, is, what, 12 miles from shore to shore, and at its smallest level, smallest location, it's seven miles between one shore and the other. My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize. WILLARD: We don't anticipate that. RUSH: That is Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia. He was talking about the island of Guam during testimony...
  • (Northern Marianas Retirement)Fund files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - (And so, it Begins)

    04/17/2012 1:12:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    Saipan Tribune ^ | 4-18-12 | Ferdie de la Torre
    The NMI Retirement Fund, through its administrator Richard A. Villagomez, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday afternoon. --SNIP-- The lawyer said the Fund's payment of benefits to beneficiaries and operating expenses have averaged approximately $77.9 million per year in the last three years. In contrast, he said, during those same years, the Fund's funding-consisting of employee contributions, returns on investments, and employer contributions-has averaged approximately $30.9 million per year. “As a result of such continuous underfunding, which necessitated withdrawing from its portfolio to cover funding shortfalls, the value of the [Fund's] assets has fallen from $353,475,412 in 2009 to its...
  • Romney wins GOP caucus in US territory of Guam [all 9 delegates]

    03/10/2012 12:08:57 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 53 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | march 9, 2012
    TAMUNING, Guam – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked up nine more delegates Saturday, winning unanimous backing at the Guam GOP convention. Republicans on the tiny Pacific island decided to shun traditional paper ballots and all 215 eligible to vote at the convention backed Romney with a show of hands.....
  • U.S. Navy Photo of the Day: A Very Impressive, Very Awesome View of U.S. Military Might

    02/27/2012 9:23:02 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 53 replies ^ | August 14, 2007 | U.S. Navy MC1 Hana'lei Shimana
    Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Guam, USA: A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress and fighter jets fly over the USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) carrier strike groups during Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 on August 14, 2007. Via (medium, large) The Photographer Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (MC1) Hana'lei Shimana, United States Navy  
  • Update #2 of Full Primary Caucus Calendar

    01/31/2012 4:30:09 PM PST · by Ron C. · 5 replies · 2+ views
    CA GOP, and various additional | 1/31/12 | Ron C
    Updated Full Primary/Caucus Calendar Jan 3 Iowa (caucus) 28 Delegates 28 Unbound - Allocation at State Convention Jan 10 New Hampshire (primary) 12 Delegates 12 Bound - Proportional with 10% threshold Jan 21 South Carolina (primary) 25 Delegates 25 Bound - Winner-take-all per statewide vote Jan 31 Florida (primary) 50 Delegates 50 Bound - winner-take-all per statewide vote Feb 4 Nevada (caucus) 28 Delegates 28 Bound - Allocated on results of primary Feb 4-11 Maine (caucus) 24 Delegates 24 Unbound - Convention elects delegates Feb 7 Colorado (caucus) 36 Delegates 36 Unbound - Allocated at State Convention Minnesota (caucus) 40...
  • Dem Rep Says She’s Never Heard of ‘Fast and Furious’

    12/10/2011 3:55:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies ^ | 8 December, 2011 | The Daily Caller
    New York Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez admitted she did not know what Operation Fast and Furious was at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus event on Tuesday. When The Daily Caller asked Velazquez if she thinks Fast and Furious was a scandal that rises to the level of a call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, she shrugged at first. Then, TheDC asked if she even knew what Fast and Furious was. “No, no,” Velazquez replied.
  • Congressman claims Tea Party, NRA “manufactured” Fast and Furious

    12/09/2011 12:15:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Attorney General Eric Holder has accused The Daily Caller of creating the story of calls for his resignation. Never mind that more than 50 Republicans are on board for his ouster. Maybe not all of them would have made the official call for his resignation had a DC reporter not called to ask their opinions — but the reporter didn’t supply the opinions for ‘em. The gist of Holder’s accusation: Stop asking questions, reporters!No doubt Democrats like Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson agree. Reporter Michelle Fields didn’t make him say what he said, but, if she hadn’t asked a question, he...
  • White Air Force Vet Prohibited from Registering to Vote Because of Race

    11/22/2011 10:22:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 21, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    Believe it or not, there is a place where the American flag flies that citizens of particular races are excluded from voting. Citizens not of the chosen race are not allowed to vote in an important election. White and Asian citizens of the United States there are even prohibited from registering to vote for the election. As implausible as it sounds, such is the law on the island of Guam, a territory where the American flag flies and the Voting Rights Act applies, along with the 15th Amendment to the Constitution. Unless you are a Chamorro (a “native”), you are...
  • Congressman: ‘Tea Partiers’ Have 'A Plan to Dismantle the American Government’

    08/02/2011 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 122 replies · 2+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8/2/11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( – Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) has claimed that "Tea Partiers" have enacted a "plan to dismantle the American government" and in the process, the country has lost its "moral compass." "These ‘Tea Partiers,’ as willing conspirators with their so-called leadership have enacted on a plan to dismantle the American government and in the process, we have lost our moral compass," said Johnson when speaking with the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus last week.

    03/10/2011 10:13:38 PM PST · by Ronin · 1,083 replies · 1+ views
    ME!!! | March 11, 2011 | Ronin
    Tokyo just got smacked hard. Still feeling tremors. Refrigerator broken, glass everywhere. I'm safe. Other Japan FReepers check in!!
  • Guam to shoulder F-15 flight drills

    01/20/2011 7:47:12 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    The Japan Times ^ | 1/20/2011 | The Japan Times
    ) Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa on Thursday notified Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima that Guam will host some of the drills involving Okinawa-based F-15 fighters, as part of efforts to ease the base-hosting burden on the prefecture. Kitazawa told Nakaima the move would "definitely reduce" noise caused by such exercises and urged locals to realize that the state was striving to help Okinawa's development while reducing its burden of hosting U.S. bases. Nakaima took a cautious stance toward the move, saying, "Let me (first) take a look at the details (of the agreement) to see if the noise could be considerably...
  • House GOP ends floor voting rights for delegates

    01/06/2011 6:57:56 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 35 replies
    AP ^ | January 5, 2010 | Jessica Gresko
    One of the first acts of the new Republican-controlled House is to take away the floor voting rights of six delegates representing areas such as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa. Five of those delegates are Democrats, while one, from the Northern Marianas Islands, is an independent. The GOP decision to rescind the ability of delegates to vote on amendments on the House floor was the predictable outcome of a longtime party divide. Democrats extended the voting rights in 1993 when they controlled the House, Republicans disenfranchised the delegates when they became the majority in 1995...
  • Five most memorable (read, stupid) Democratic House quotes of 2010

    01/01/2011 10:32:14 AM PST · by FredJake · 16 replies ^ | 12/31/2010 | Joe Newby
    New Year's Eve is a day to reflect on events of the last year. In the world of politics, 2010 was a very eventful year, with all the bills being crammed through Congress and a historic election that gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives. It was also a great year for political quotes. Depending on your point of view, those quotes were either brilliant or downright stupid. Presented here for your consideration, are just a few of the more memorable (read, stupid) quotes made by Democratic members of the House of Representatives during 2010. Representative Phil Hare (D-IL)...
  • USAF Photo of the Day: Vigilant

    12/24/2010 5:31:48 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 11 replies · 2+ views ^ | March 9, 2009 | USAF MSgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
    U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor stealth fighter jets fly together over the Western Pacific Ocean. Via (medium, large, huge) The Photographer Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, United States Air Force  
  • Base’s newest B-52 squadron to deploy

    11/11/2010 8:46:22 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Mionot Daily News ^ | 11/11/2010 | Eloise Ogden
    More than 200 airmen and two B-52 bombers from Minot Air Force Base's newest B-52 squadron will deploy next week for Guam, said base officials. This will be the first deployment for the 69th Bomb Squadron, which was reactivated at the Minot base Sept. 4, 2009. Historically, it is the first time the 69th will deploy to Andersen AFB, Guam, since the Vietnam War. The 69th is a distinguished unit that also had deployments of its bombers during World War II. Led by Lt. Col. Michael Cordoza, the 69th is the second and newest B-52 squadron at Minot AFB. The...
  • US to build £8bn super base on Pacific island of Guam

    10/25/2010 2:33:04 PM PDT · by rxsid · 40 replies ^ | 10/25/2010 | Praveen Swami
    "US to build £8bn super base on Pacific island of Guam The US is building an £8 billion super military base on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China's military build-up. A B-1B Lancer takes off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam in 2003 The expansion will include a dock for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, a missile defence system, live-fire training sites and the expansion of the island's airbase. It will be the largest investment in a military base in the western Pacific since the Second World War, and the biggest spend on naval infrastructure...
  • Guam The Missile Magnet Builds Bunkers

    10/16/2010 9:41:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/14/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The American island of Guam is getting bomb proof shelters for aircraft, fuel and ammo supplies and vital equipment. Apparently believing that China and North Korea could, and under the right conditions, would, fire ballistic missiles, using conventional (non-nuclear) warheads, the concrete protection is being discreetly constructed on military bases. This hardening also provides protection against typhoons (Pacific hurricanes) and less frequent earthquakes. This is all part of a larger construction effort. This is because the United States is in the process of moving 8,000 marines from Okinawa to Guam, which means new facilities to house these troops and their...
  • Using Poisoned Mice to Get Rid of Snakes!

    10/01/2010 11:48:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Sify News ^ | 2010-10-02
    US authorities are trying to get rid of venomous snakes in its territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean by 'bombing' the island with poisoned mice. Using helicopters from its Naval Base in Guam, scientists from the US department of agriculture have dropped mice packed with acetaminophen into the jungles in a ploy to rid Guam of its population of brown tree snakes, Fox News reported citing military news outlet Stars and Stripes. Guam's snake problem began in the 1980s, when the creatures arrived on the island accidentally in military cargo. The drug has already undergone extensive testing, said Dan...
  • Small Pacific Island Becoming A U.S. Strategic Hub

    09/22/2010 11:38:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 22, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    The future holds big changes for the U.S. Naval Base on Guam, photographed here in August 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Lewis) ( – The signing of a document on Guam Tuesday marked the beginning of a historic build-up of U.S. military assets on the small Pacific island, part of an alignment of forces designed to better handle future security challenges in a key part of the world.The plan calls for the relocation to Guam of 8,600 U.S. Marines and their estimated 9,000 dependents, from Japan’s Okinawa some 1,400 miles to the northwest;...