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  • Bible Mystery: What Terrible Thing Did Ham Do to Drunken, Naked Noah?

    12/15/2014 9:12:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dave Swindle
    Yesterday a friend and I were talking about some of the weird, perplexing things in the Bible, swapping quotes and links to try to make sense of a strange passage. I decided I’d throw it out there today and see what others thought.Genesis 9:18-27 describes how after Noah lands the ark and makes a covenant with God he plants an orchard, invents wine, and gets drunk. Then his son Ham “saw the nakedness of his father” and told his brothers, who then covered their eyes so they didn’t see him, but went in and covered him. Afterwards Noah curses Ham’s...
  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    10/11/2014 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 10:23 AM EDT | David Pitt
    A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease. Already, hog supplies are on the rise, with 5.46 million baby pigs born between June and August in Iowa, the nations leading producerthe highest quarterly total in 20 years and a record 10.7 surviving pigs per litter, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Its a significant turnaround from a year ago when the porcine...
  • Vive Le Vibrancy! In France Muslims Will Assault You For Eating A Ham Sandwich

    06/22/2014 8:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Blazing Cat Fur ^ | June 20, 2014
    Vive Le Vibrancy! In France Muslims Will Assault You For Eating A Ham Sandwich NB - Google Translate - The case seems absurd, but it is being treated with the utmost seriousness by the police from Reims (Marne). A 23 year old man filed a complaint on June 8, after being attacked, around 21:30 on a tram in the city by two strangers. They hit the victim repeatedly in the face because he was eating a ham sandwich. The two attackers, who claimed to be Muslims, said they were offended by the consumption of pork in their presence and so...
  • What will you do if the Internet & Phone communication are taken down?

    06/18/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT · by publius321 · 97 replies
    Tea Parties happened organically BECAUSE we have each other. Hence, terrorists, tyrants and those who intend harm to our freedom and constitution know they MUST isolate us by CONTROLLING the INTERNET and phone communication when it hits the fan. (Articles on that subject are featured in at cbPatriot.) The CB Patriot Project is the place to join patriots from around America who have already joined the project to assure we can still communicate and congregate - just as we did in 2008 when the tea parties began to rise up. Social media was not nearly as relevant when we started...
  • Senate Report -- CIA: 'Libya: Al-Qaida Establishing Sanctuary'

    01/22/2014 10:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief self-congratulatory trip to Tripoli, Libya, in October 2011 -- with U.S. military assets lurking offshore in case they needed to rescue her -- she joked, in the presence of then-Ambassador Gene Cretz and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, that they had not-so-long-ago been worried that the ambassador might end up the target of a murderous Libyan assault. "As Gene and Assistant Secretary Feltman and I were walking through here, they were talking about how the last time Jeff was here was when we were very worried that Gadhafi and [Libyan...
  • UK: Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat

    04/30/2014 7:23:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 30 2014 | Lizzie Parry
    Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat only after 'strong demand' from Muslims Almost 200 branches of Subway have cut ham and bacon from their menus, serving halal meat in response to calls from their Muslim customers. The sandwich chain said 'following a strong demand from our Muslim customers', 185 outlets in the UK and Ireland have introduced the meat, which is prepared under strict Islamic rules. In Arabic the word halal means 'permitted' or 'lawful' and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur'an. It is often used to indicate...
  • Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman

    02/07/2014 9:24:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 43 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-7-14 | Brian Thomas
    Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A surprisingly large number of peoplesome three millionwatched live online February 4 as debaters discussed the topic Is creation a viable model of origins in todays modern scientific era? Ken Ham took the affirmative position while Science Guy Bill Nye took the negative. During the debate, Nyes use of a certain fallacy was soon evident, and viewers should beware of this tactic because of the subtle way it can skew perception. Each time Nye contrasted Ken Hams creation model of a young world with us in the scientific...
  • Clash over worldviews: An analysis of the Ham/Nye debate

    02/06/2014 7:33:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-2014 | Lita Cosner, Scott Gillis, Keaton Halley
    Creation was on the medias radar again recently, thanks to the announcement that US media personality Bill Nye (best-known for his TV show Bill Nye the Science Guy) would go head-to-head in a debate with creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Bill Nye was actually criticized by his fellow atheists for debating a creationist. Dr Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology at the University of Chicago, says that: The response from the evolutionist side is clear: lets not give creation any exposure. he should just continue to write and talk about the issue on his own, and...
  • China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

    01/14/2014 7:27:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Jan 2014 | David Shukman
    You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China. Feeding time produces a frenzy as the animals strain against the railings around their pens. But this is no ordinary farm. Run by a fast-growing company called BGI, this facility has become the world's largest centre for the cloning of pigs. The technology involved is not particularly novel - but what is new is the application of mass production. The first shed contains 90 animals in two long rows. They look perfectly normal, as one would expect, but...
  • The Benghazi Transcripts: Top Defense officials briefed Obama on attack, not video or protest

    01/13/2014 3:32:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2014 | James Rosen
    Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation's top civilian and uniformed defense officials -- headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama -- were informed that the event was a "terrorist attack," declassified documents show. The new evidence raises the question of why the top military men, one of whom was a member of the president's Cabinet, allowed him and other senior Obama administration officials to press a false narrative of the Benghazi attacks for two weeks afterward. Gen. Carter Ham, who at the time was head of...
  • Genetic study proves Israel's wild boars originated in Europe

    11/10/2013 7:44:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Nov 04, 2013 | Tel Aviv University
    Wild boars look more or less the same in Israel as they do anywhere else: stalky and hairy with big heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. So scientists had no reason to suspect Israeli wild boars were any different than their brothers and sisters roaming the Middle East, from Egypt to Iran... unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild boars originated in Europe. After a genetic and archaeological analysis, the researchers suggest the wild boars living in Israel are descendants of domesticated pigs brought to Israel starting almost 3,000 years ago by the Philistines and other...
  • Cruz Reads 'Green Eggs and Ham' During ObamaCare Speech

    09/24/2013 6:09:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    fox ^ | 9/24/13 | fox
    During Senator Ted Cruz's marathon speech in support of defunding ObamaCare, he took a break around 8:00 p.m. ET to read Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham. When he finished reading the childrens book on the Senate floor, he told his daughters it was bedtime and that he'd be home soon to read to them in person. Then, he proceeded to tell members of Congress how the book relates to the presidents health care law. For three and a half years, Cruz said, President Obama and the Democrats told the American people to just try ObamaCare.
  • Cruz Reads Green Eggs & Ham on Senate Floor

    09/24/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9-24-2013 | Kerry Picket
    Breitbart News spotted a Cruz staffer going towards the Senate Cloak Room with Dr. Seuss's book Green Eggs and Ham in his hand. The staffer told Breitbart News he was giving it to his boss. Senator Ted Cruz (R - TX) began reading Green Eggs and Ham on the floor of the Senate Tuesday night for his children. He did so after he read Bible verses. He compared the the main character's refusal to eat green eggs and ham to the American public's refusal of Obamacare.
  • Wayne Green - W2NSD - Silent Key

    09/16/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 11 replies
    Wayne's Online Newsletter ^ | 9-16-2013 | Nowhere Man
    Wayne Green passed away this morning in a peaceful, painless transition from this life on Earth. An eternal optimist, and one who loved to share his neverending zest for life, he was a friend to many and will be missed greatly. Wayne was not afraid of dying and was very much ready to embark on his next great adventure to the afterlife. 73, W2NSD (Sept 3, 1922 - Sept 13, 2013)
  • Rep. Frank Wolf blasts Gen. Ham for speaking openly about Benghazi at paid dinner but not to

    07/30/2013 5:43:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    the right scoop ^ | 7/30/13 | staff
    Rep. Frank Wolf wants to know why Gen. Ham is willing to talk about Benghazi to people paying to hear him speak but only speaks to Congress behind closed doors. Also he raises other questions based on what Ham said about his response to Benghazi.
  • BREAKING: US Benghazi Hero Waited 20 Hours For Help With a Shredded Leg While Obama... (video)

    07/27/2013 10:14:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 108 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/27/13 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING: US Benghazi Hero Waited 20 Hours For Help With a Shredded Leg While Obama Campaigned in Las Vegas Diplomatic security agent David Ubben, like former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, ran into the Special Mission Compound (SMC) to help save US officials under siege in Benghazi. Ubben was struck by a mortar round that killed Woods and Doherty. His leg was shredded. Ubben was forced to wait twenty hours before a plane was sent to pick him up. While Ubben was waiting for help with a shredded leg Barack Obama was campaigning in Las Vegas.
  • Special Report Online: New Developments In Benghazi Investigation

    06/27/2013 7:38:42 AM PDT · by joygrace · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6.27.13 | The Special Report Bret Baier Video
    Please see video at the link.
  • McKeon Panels Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Benghazi

    06/26/2013 6:17:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    SCVNews ^ | Jun 26, 2013 | Press Release
    [HASC] - The Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations received testimony in a classified briefing from three key figures involved in the response to the attack on Americans in Benghazi. General Carter Ham (ret), former Commander, AFRICOM; Lieutenant Colonel S.E. Gibson, former commander of the site security team at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli; and Rear Admiral Brian Losey, former commander, Special Operations Command Africa, all offered accounts of U.S. force posture and planning ahead of the attack, and actions taken during and after the attack. While the subcommittee will continue to carry out appropriate oversight, todays witnesses did...
  • American Idiot Converts to Islam ... Then Threatens to Kill Mother Over Pork Dinner

    06/21/2013 7:59:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 19, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    Police: Death Threat Prompted By Pork Dinner Muslim man accused mom of trying to "poison" him JUNE 19--A Pennsylvania man allegedly threatened to kill his mother because he believed she tried to poison him by serving pork, which was against his Muslim religion," investigators report. Joshua Lee Coffey, 25, confronted his mother Sherri last week in the familys home in St. Marys, a central Pennsylvania city. Coffey accused his mother of attempting to poison him, noting that the meat he was given to eat was pork, which was against his Muslim religion," according to a probable cause affidavit. A...
  • General Carter Ham Finally To Testify About Benghazi

    06/18/2013 5:14:33 AM PDT · by joygrace · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    General Carter Ham is scheduled to testify to the House Armed Services Committee on June 26 at a classified briefing about his knowledge of events that took place when the attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya happened last September, reports Fox News' Greta Van Susteren: Below is from my FNC colleague Justin Fishel: Subject: Fox First: General Carter Ham to testify on Benghazi for first time next week Fox News has learned that the House Armed Services Committee will hold a classified briefing next Weds June 26 at 9:00 on Benghazi. Briefers will include: Gen....
  • Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama

    05/21/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT · by onyx · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21st, 2013 - 12:05 am | Roger Simon
    More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon. These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law. According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in...
  • Devastating Blow

    05/21/2013 6:59:16 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 24 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 05/21/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    Truth is the mortal enemy of the lie. The Truth always comes out regardless of how hard individuals try to hide it. I believe with all my heart as do many that there are honorable men and women within government who will not sit idly by and let the crimes continue by those in this current administration. There is an eerie sound coming from the far winds of the earth where many protect our very freedoms. This isnt going to be pretty for Obama, Hillary, and his administration. Whistleblowers are poised to strike in the escalating Benghazi scandal amongst other...
  • Baker relieved of duties as Task Force-Horn of Africa commander

    04/04/2013 10:16:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 4 2013 | By Megan McCloskey
    The commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has been fired for misconduct. Army Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker was relieved of his duties on March 28, according to U.S. Africa Command spokesman Benjamin Benson. Gen. Carter Ham, AFRICOM commander, lost confidence in Baker's ability to lead, but the command isn't releasing any further details at this time because the alleged misconduct is being appealed, Benson said. "The allegations remain under adjudication, so it would be inappropriate to comment at this time," he said. Baker assumed command less than a year ago last May. This incident follows on the...
  • ABC: Petraeus called final Benghazi talking points useless the day before Rices full Ginsburg

    05/12/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/12/13 | Ed Morrissey
    One of the mysteries in the Benghazi scandal has been the role of David Petraeus, who was then the Director of the CIA but was forced to resign in a personal scandal shortly thereafter. While the White House and State Department tried to cobble together talking points to explain away the terrorist attack that took four American lives, what did Petraeus do? According to new information reported for the first time by Jonathan Karl on ABC News This Week earlier this morning, Petraeus rejected the final version as useless
  • Question: Should Lt. Col Gibson have ignored the order to stand-down from the flight to Benghazi?

    05/09/2013 12:45:17 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 33 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    Let me be 100% clear from the outset. The question I pose is in no way meant to imply or suggest any criticism of Lt.Col. Gibson. I suspect that at some time in the future we will know what he was thinking on that day. Because there are a great many Freepers who are active-duty or retired military, I ask the question because it is both fascinating, and needs to be asked.
  • Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks

    05/06/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | Monday May 6, 2013
    The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa. The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday. According to excerpts released Monday,...
  • 6 Americans, doctor killed in Afghan attacks

    04/06/2013 9:37:24 AM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 10:48 AM EDT | MIRWAIS KHAN
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said. In the south, three U.S. service members, two U.S. civilians and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives just as a convoy with the international military coalition drove past another convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Zabul province. Another American civilian was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military...
  • Rodriguez, experienced in Afghanistan, becomes new AFRICOM boss

    04/06/2013 9:14:34 AM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 4-5-2013 | John Vandiver
    STUTTGART, Germany Gen. David M. Rodriguez, one of the Armys most battle-tested officers, took over Friday as head of U.S. Africa Command as the U.S. military is confronting a growing threat from Islamic militant groups operating across the continent. Rodriguez replaced Gen. Carter F. Ham, who will retire after leading AFRICOM through a tumultuous two years that included leading the military campaign in Libya that ultimately led to the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi and a commando mission to rescue hostages from Somalia. The command also trained African soldiers, who are now engaged in security operations in places such...
  • Hint of 150 MHz radio emission from the Neptune-mass extrasolar transiting planet HAT-P-11b

    02/25/2013 10:34:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | 2/24/2013 | Brian Wang
    ince the radio-frequency emission from planets is expected to be strongly influenced by their interaction with the magnetic field and corona of the host star, the physics of this process can be effectively constrained by making sensitive measurements of the planetary radio emission. Up to now, however, numerous searches for radio emission from extrasolar planets at radio wavelengths have only yielded negative results. Here we report deep radio observations of the nearby Neptune-mass extrasolar transiting planet HAT-P-11b at 150 MHz, using the Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT). On July 16, 2009, we detected a 3σ emission whose light curve is...
  • White House: Libya Fight Is Not War, It's 'Kinetic Military Action'

    03/23/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Byron York
    In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes...
  • HAM Vanity - Technician looking to work your local repeater for QSL

    01/22/2013 8:36:38 AM PST · by struggle
    Me | 01/22/13 | struggle
    My call is KK4NWA out of Waxhaw NC looking to get some QSL and maybe some QSL card exchange. Reply your sign and location and I'll try to work you. Or mail it to me if you want to keep it private.
  • Two Way Radio Reviews and Buying Guide:

    11/19/2012 7:44:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 130 replies
    You might remember growing up with walkie talkies, well today they are called two-way radios. I remember going to Radio Shack to look at their selection of walkie talkies as a kid and always dreaming of having a high powered military set that had ranges of over a mile. Today almost all two-way radios have ranges from 1 to 2 miles and they are much smaller than the ones we had a decade or so ago. Two-way radios are very useful - they are great for long road trips when taking separate cars, on the ski slopes, at amusement parks,...
  • General William 'Kip' Ward demoted for lavish travel, spending

    11/13/2012 8:01:26 PM PST · by haffast · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published: 02:09 PM, Tue Nov 13, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. Panetta stripped Gen. William "Kip" Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general despite arguments from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff against the demotion. Ward also has been ordered also repay the government $82,000. (snip) The demotion comes as retired Army Gen. David Petraeus resigned as CIA director because of an extramarital affair...
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 145 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Montagraph
    Proof Positive - In My Opinion True Source Found For "Innocence of Muslims." (Obama)This is a Youtube video produced by user Montagraph who speculated that "Innocence of Muslims" was a false flag op. So did I. He has done a lot of work tracing numerous websites connected to the original uploading of the now famous video. His narrative starts out very slow but give it a chance. He does explain it all in detail and has sourced it all with URLs below his vid. Montagraph declines to say that his evidence is definitive so you be the judge. The internet...
  • Little Describes Pentagons Benghazi Decision Process

    11/02/2012 9:53:32 PM PDT · by Rabin · 33 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today: On Sept. 11, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and U.S. Africa Command commander Army Gen. Carter F. Ham discussed the situation in Benghazi soon after they were notified of the assault... There were discussions here at the highest levels including the secretary as to what kind of response we might be able to provide.. //Snipp// Time passes. 0 heads off to bed, in the AM pauses but briefly for garden spin - then forward...
  • Pentagon Has Full Confidence in Africom Commander, Little Says

    11/02/2012 7:59:45 PM PDT · by Rabin · 17 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct. 31, 2012 | Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012 Defense Department leaders remain fully confident in the commander of U.S. Africa Command, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, maintain complete faith in the job Army Gen. Carter F. Ham is doing. His decision to retire has been an entirely personal decision to move on... (is due to inappropriate early response rather his following reluctance to stand down) is absolutely false, absolutely, categorically false... General Ham's departure is part of routine succession... He will continue to lead Africa Command until he retires to General Rodriguez."
  • Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi now

    10/30/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT · by mgist · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/30/12 | Ed Morrisey
    Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi now POSTED AT 9:31 AM ON OCTOBER 30, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY Retired Admiral James A. Lyons likely pulled few punches as commander in chief of the US Pacific Fleet during his career and he hasnt started pulling punches now, either. In a blistering column at The Washington Times, the former commander blasts the lack of action from the US when the administration learned our consulate in Benghazi had come under attack, writing that courage was lacking that might have saved at least some of the four American...
  • RogueU.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams; Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order

    10/29/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | October 28th, 2012 | The Daily Sheeple
    The official story surrounding the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengzahi, Libya which left four Americans dead, has now officially fallen apart. After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as a Muslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers throughout the U.S. government, including within the White House, the State Department, national intelligence agencies and the U.S.military have made available stunning details that suggest not only did operational commanders have live visual and audio communications from drones overhead and intelligence assets on the ground, but that some commanders within the...
  • Did Obama Fire General Ham Of Africom For Attempting To Buck His Order And Rescue Stevens?

    10/28/2012 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 122 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 10/28/12 | Pat Dollard
    The latest hot rumor flying around the internet is that General Ham of Africon, whose departure was announced last week, was actually fired for attempting to buck Obamas order not to rescue Ambassador Stevens. Hes not exactly leaving early for his type of command, plus, hes still in command, I have to assume, since his replacement still has to be confirmed by the Senate. Even if its an urban legend, its such a cool one that its kind of a duty to pass it on. Heres the text most-often seen in emails, message boards and blog posts: I heard a...
  • Obama to nominate Army Gen. Rodriguez to lead AFRICOM (shakeup; flashback)

    10/26/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday. Both appointments must be confirmed by the Senate. Rodriguez is the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command and has served in a variety of key leadership roles on the battlefield, Panetta said. Hes a proven leader who oversaw coalition and Afghan forces during the surge in Afghanistan, and was the key architect of the...
  • Benghazigate: We Know Now Who Gave the Order Not to Protect the Consulate

    10/26/2012 11:03:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 137 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, said in an interview, And apparently even the State Department had a live stream and was aware of their calls for help. This was my son, he wasnt even there. He was at a safe house about a mile away. He got the distress call. He heard them crying for help. Thats why he and Glenn risked their lives to go that extra mile just to take care of the situation. And Im sure that she wasnt the only one that received that distress call: Come save our lives. When I heard that...
  • Panetta: We didnt defend consulate under attack because of a lack of intel

    10/26/2012 9:53:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    One of the unanswered questions about the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi is why the US military didnt intervene. Rumors had swirled that the US asked the Libyan government in Tripoli for permission to fly into Benghazi to break up the attack but had been refused, although no one has claimed that on the record. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta put that rumor to rest yesterday by telling reporters that the US never planned to intervene at all, thanks to a lack of intel on the ground: US military leaders ruled out sending in forces during the attack on...
  • Curious comment regarding Obama's "surprise" lunch visit with the veterans

    On Tuesday morning, all three met with a staffer and were driven to the restaurant and arrived shortly before Obama. The three said the restaurant workers and other patrons received notice only a few minutes before the president arrived. Foeller and Dilley said Obama ate half of a cheese sandwich and skipped the ham in his split pea soup. "He's a pretty tall and slender guy," said Dilley. "Maybe that's why."
  • Obamacare and Healthy Kids Initiative Requires Pork Be Served In Jewish and Muslim Schools

    02/09/2012 5:02:35 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 18 replies
    We're Faux'ed | Ed Sherdlu
    Today in Washington, First Lady Michelle Obama announced dictates of Obamacare and her Healthy Kids Initiative will require pork, bacon, ham and other non-kosher, non-halal foods be served the nations schools, including those operated by Jewish or Muslim organizations. Everyone understands the benefits of chicken in a diet, but pork is often called The Other White Meat said the First Lady. Lean pork is a great alternative to fatty beef added Second Lady Jill Biden who joined Mrs. Obama for the announcement, held at the new Mother Seaton Christ the Redeemer Birth Control Pill Distribution Center. The only hitch...
  • Vanity: Just passed my General Class License (Ham Radio)...with some interesting observations

    02/04/2012 12:36:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 85 replies · 1+ views
    arrl ^ | 4 Feb 12 | dcbryan1
    20 or so people in there, half of them under 30 going for their technician. I was one of 2 in there to upgrade to general, and one showed up for the highest class, amateur extra. Anyways, I ask this kid (22-25yo) "Why are you getting into ham radio"? He matter-of-factly said, "For the upcoming zombie apocalypse". I laughed and half the room turned around, glad to proclaim the same, hell even bragging about it! A couple more admitted that they were embarrased to say that but essentially that is why they were there. I found out with a little...
  • Radio Days Are Back: Ham Radio Licenses at an All-Time High

    11/24/2011 8:07:46 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Michelle Macaluso
    The newest trend in American communication isn't another smartphone from Apple or Google but one of the elder statesmen of communication: Ham radio licenses are at an all time high, with over 700,000 licenses in the United States, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Ham radio first took the nation by storm nearly a hundred years ago. Last month the FCC logged 700,314 licenses, with nearly 40,000 new ones in the last five years. Compare that with 2005 when only 662,600 people hammed it up and you'll see why the American Radio Relay League -- the authority on all things...
  • ARRL Field Day 2011: June 25-26!

    06/24/2011 1:20:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies
    ARRL Field Day Overview ARRLField Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate. ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity. It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community...
  • Fury of Jewish passengers at pork-only menu on easyJet flight

    02/23/2011 12:30:13 PM PST · by speciallybland · 83 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/23/2011
    Menu on new flight out of Tel Aviv branded 'insensitive' EasyJet has been branded 'insensitive' by Jewish customers who were served bacon sandwiches on a flight from Israel. Airline staff for the budget airline were forced to apologise on the route to London when passengers of the Jewish faith were offered only ham melts and bacon baguettes. The airline claims to take pride in its inclusion of kosher food on the journey which was was introduced only in November.
  • Spanish Teacher in Trouble for Saying "Ham"

    Heres the link: http://www.nearmissblog.com/2010/12/spanish-teacher-in-trouble-for-saying.html Watch the video.
  • Ham? Don't Mention It!

    12/21/2010 12:09:10 PM PST · by yoe · 52 replies
    Power Line ^ | December 21, 2010 | John Hinderaker
    It sounds like parody, but (this story) from Spain is evidently true: The parents of a Muslim boy who attends a secondary school in La Lnea, Cdiz province, have reported their son's teacher for an incident in the boy's geography class which the child said caused him offence as a Muslim. The teacher, Jos Reyes Fernndez, with more than 20 years in the profession, was explaining to the class how the cold climate in Trevlez, Granada province, aided in the curing of the village's most famous local product, jamn serrano. The boy told his teacher that hearing the word 'ham'...