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  • In New Haven, Democratic National Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz rallies troops (wear eye protection)

    07/19/2014 5:15:12 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 5 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 18, 2014 | Mary E. O’Leary
    First speaking to the choir at a roundtable discussion attended by area female political leaders, they then moved over to the party’s campaign headquarters on Fitch Street. Schultz, a congresswoman from Florida, said when she returns home to her district, “no one asks us when are we going to get back to investigating Benghazi; no one asks us when the heck are you finally going to sue Barack Obama; no one says please vote for the 57th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take my health care away, yet those are the things that reach the top of...
  • NBC New Year’s Eve Mocks Pearl Harbor Survivors As Only Able to Chew SpaghettiOs

    01/01/2014 10:47:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/14 | Noel Sheppard
    On Pearl Harbor Day, Campbell’s got in a lot of trouble when it tweeted out a picture of its SpaghettiOs mascot holding an American flag and asking people to "take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." On NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” actress and comedienne Natasha Leggero disgustingly joked, “It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Obama Honors Pearl Harbor Dead with Picture of Himself

    12/08/2013 3:03:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/13 | William Bigelow
    President Barack Obama’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message honoring the dead from Pearl Harbor—accompanied by a picture of Obama descending the stairs next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The picture barely fits the name of the Arizona Memorial so it can frame Obama in the foreground. The post's statement reads: Today, with solemn pride and reverence, let us remember those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, acknowledge everyone who carried their legacy forward, and reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals for which they served. President Obama
  • A Date That Will Live Forever in Infamy - A satire by Daniel Greenfield

    12/07/2013 9:14:07 PM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 12-7-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Naval Base Bombed, Shinto Worshipers Fear Backlash - New York Times - December 8 1941 ------------------- A day after planes passed over their peaceful village on the way to attack the Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, local fishermen are still picking up the pieces. "I don't know what any of this is about," a man who would only give his name as Paji said, holding the remains of a net which he had used to earn a living. "All I know is that the killing has to stop." In Washington, government officials urged the public to stay calm and not...
  • Pearl Harbor Story Found at Flea Market

    12/07/2013 11:18:08 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    military.com/MJS ^ | 12-7-13 | MJS
    MILWAUKEE -- Frank Kruck was 7 when he saw his mother crying and fingering her rosary beads as she listened to the terrible news on the radio. The announcement on a Sunday morning in December 72 years ago: Japanese planes had attacked Pearl Harbor, ships were burning, sailors and soldiers were wounded and dying. Frank's mother was praying for his brother Gene, a sailor aboard the minesweeper USS Widgeon. It would be more than a week before the Western Union telegram was delivered to the Kruck family home in Waukesha: Gene was OK.
  • Egg Harbor Township mayor is selling his home because taxes are too high, report says

    08/21/2013 8:47:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Star-Ledger ^ | 8/21/13 | Brent Johnson
    Even the mayor says his taxes are too high. Egg Harbor Township Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough is selling his waterfront home because he says he can´t afford the property taxes, according to a report by the Press of Atlantic City. McCullough, 71, said he has been priced out of the home by local rates and by a township-wide revaluation last year, the report said. "It´s more than what I can afford," the mayor told the newspaper. "It´s kind of disappointing. I thought I would be able to live and die in my home, but it´s gotten to the point where
  • The day that lived in infamy

    12/07/2012 2:39:33 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 12 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/7/12 | Judson Phillips
    Today is December 7th. 71 years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, triggering the United States entry into World War 2. 71 years ago, Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor. The skies were filled with acrid smoke from flaming warships and burning planes. Within three hours, the attack was over. Three and a half years later, Pearl Harbor was avenged as a defeated Japan surrendered to American forces in Tokyo Bay. While many remember Pearl Harbor still to this day, many Americans are today clueless about what happened on that Sunday morning so long ago.
  • Russian Warships Arrive at U.S. Pearl Harbor for Joint Drills

    06/30/2012 4:55:23 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 19 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 30 June 2012 | Staff
    A group of Russia’s Pacific Fleet warships has arrived at the U.S. Pearl Harbor naval base to take part in the Rim of the Pacific international drills, a fleet spokesman said on Saturday. “During their long voyage from Vladivostok to Pearl Harbor, the warships’ crews held several firing drills, successfully destroying all the targets,” First-Rank Captain Roman Martov said. The naval task group comprising the Admiral Panteleyev destroyer, the tanker Boris Butoma and the Fotiy Krylov salvage tug sailed off Vladivostok in the Russian Far East on June 13 to head for the U.S. Hawaiian Islands where the RIMPAC-2012 large-scale...
  • Panetta wants more US access to Vietnam harbor

    06/03/2012 1:26:26 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/3/2012 | Lolita C. Baldor
    CAM RANH BAY, VIETNAM (AP) — From the flight deck of the USNS Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could look out across Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay towards the South China Sea. A day after laying out details of the Pentagon's new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, Panetta used a visit to Vietnam to restate the United States' intent to help allies in the region develop and enforce maritime rights in the sea, a waterway largely claimed by China. And he reflected on the significance of the harbor, which represents both a painful past for the American military,...
  • Anyone else notice Google did nothing for "Pearl Harbor"?

    12/07/2011 4:29:23 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 44 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Dec-7th 2011 | me
    Just noticed Google has nothing for today... I don'y know about any of you.. but I am a little saddened.
  • CIA chief Leon Panetta: The next Pearl Harbor could be a cyberattack

    06/11/2011 4:23:22 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/9/11 | Anna Mulrine
    Leon Panetta, at a confirmation hearing for the post of Defense secretary, says the US will need to take 'both defensive ... as well as aggressive measures' to deal with the threat of cyberattack.The next great battle America faces is likely to involve cyberwarfare, Leon Panetta, the Central Intelligence Agency director, warned senators Thursday, predicting that “the next Pearl Harbor that we confront could very well be a cyberattack that cripples" America’s electrical grid and its security and financial systems. “It’s going to take both defensive measures as well as aggressive measures to deal with that,” said Mr. Panetta,...
  • Family Guy Writer Tweets Pearl Harbor Joke In Response To Japanese Earthquake

    03/12/2011 10:10:39 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 47 replies
    Bleeding Cool: Entertainment News ^ | March 12, 2011 – 7:54 am | Brendon Connelly
    when a particularly tasteless tweet started rolling around the web last night, and I found out it had been written by Family Guy scriptwriter Alec Sulkin, I wasn’t too surprised. Here’s what he said: "If you wanna feel better about this earthquake in Japan, google 'Pearl Harbor death toll'”. This world view, that the citizens of a nation are somehow statistics to be tallied in a historical spreadsheet of deaths, and that there’s somehow a desirable, karmic distribution to be had is absolutely disgusting.
  • Not Just a Bad Hair Day

    11/24/2008 12:43:00 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 6 replies · 777+ views
    U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | October 2008 | Cdr Robert W. Witzieb and Scott C. Truver
    Suzie's hair gel is arriving in San Diego. But will a cheap and elusive mine or other explosive device give not just Suzie but the whole nation a lot more to worry about? Threading her way through the channel of a congested San Diego harbor, the containership Devonshire Trader-stacked to the pilot house with shipping containers including Suzie's Royal Paradise hair gel from New Zealand-is just moments away from the end of a routine, almost monotonous crossing of the Pacific. Without warning, a tower of seawater suddenly envelops both sides of the bow and a massive shudder passes down the...
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor Committed to the Sea

    10/11/2007 5:20:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 330+ views
    NAVY newsstand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul D. Honnick
    PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- A Sailor who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor was committed to the sea Oct. 4 during a ceremony held at the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island in Naval Station (NAVSTA) Pearl Harbor. In accordance with his wishes, the family of Chief Shipfitter Gordon E. Cook honored his memory by scattering his ashes into the harbor next to the sunken ship where 54 crew members lost their lives Dec. 7, 1941. “Thanks to Gordon’s loving wife of 45 years, his daughters and other family members, we will now honor him as he so richly deserves,”...
  • Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter

    08/18/2007 1:23:17 PM PDT · by em2vn · 17 replies · 772+ views
    DHS ^ | 08-17-07 | DHS
    SUMMARY: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is amending the regulations relating to the unlawful hiring or continued employment of unauthorized aliens. The amended regulation describes the legal obligations of an employer, under current immigration law, when the employer receives a no-match letter from the Social Security Administration or receives a letter regarding employment verification forms from the Department of Homeland Security. It also describes ``safe-harbor'' procedures that the employer can follow in response to such a letter and thereby be certain that the Department of Homeland Security will not use the letter as any part of an allegation that the...
  • New York's Easiest Target

    08/06/2007 9:20:49 AM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 27 replies · 1,628+ views
    The Irish Examiner USA ^ | August 1, 2007 | Marc-Yves Tumin
    NEW YORK'S EASIEST TARGET The Whitehall Ferry Terminal, opened in 2005, seems easy-pickings for the evil-minded BY MARC-YVES TUMIN We were crossing the 59th Street Bridge last week. The view was great but the driver was incensed. The Examiner goes to press in Long Island City. I go there to watch it print. Now I was returning to Manhattan. My regular driver's from India. As usual, we were having a good chat. I mentioned the war on terror. He lost his patience. He urged America to get serious before it's too late. He implored his adopted country to stop the...
  • Gas Tankers Prompt Tight Security

    06/19/2006 8:30:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 566+ views
    National Defense Magazine ^ | June 2006 | Stew Magnuson
    BOSTON — Three specially designed tugboats yank the hulking pale green liquefied natural gas tanker from its dock near Boston Harbor. More than 1,000 feet long, with an odd color and sets of pipes sticking out the top, it’s apparent that this is no ordinary ship. And with three Coast Guard boats, and four others from state, city and port authority law enforcement agencies surrounding it, this is no ordinary departure. Bringing up the rear is the Pendant, a 65-year-old, 65-foot-long ocean-going tugboat, and one of the oldest platforms in the service’s inventory that pulls double duty in the winter...
  • Hawaii's Fallen Heroes Honored

    04/20/2006 5:58:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 224+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Devin Wright
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- The State of Hawaii held a first of its kind ceremony at the Hawaii State Capitol House chambers April 18, for the families of service members with Hawaii ties who were killed in the global war on terrorism. Members of 48 families of Hawaii's fallen heroes received the state's new Medal of Honor on behalf of service members who gave their lives in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan "Today we have come together to honor those who have sacrificed for our nation, our freedom, our way of life," said Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle. "These were...
  • "War Dragon" Returns to Pearl Harbor After Successful Deployment USS Chosin(CG 65)

    01/11/2006 5:35:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 759+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | Ensign Kristina Melendez
    PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII (NNS) -- The guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (the War Dragon) (CG 65) returned to its homeport of Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and 5th Fleet area of operations Jan. 9. Chosin, commanded by Capt. Doug Venlet, departed Hawaii in July as part of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1. "The Sailors of the 'Mighty War Dragon' performed every mission to Chosin standards - a fantastic effort in everything they did," said Venlet. During the deployment, Sailors from Chosin and helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 37, Detachment 4 supported maritime security operations (MSO). MSO...
  • Several Explosives Found in Huntington Harbor (OC, CA)

    01/11/2006 11:34:51 AM PST · by Yaelle · 87 replies · 8,160+ views
    KFI news AM 640 Los Angeles | 1/11/06 | KFI news AM 640 Los Angeles
    I just heard this on the news. They did say several explosives have been found in Huntington Harbor. For those that don't know the location in Orange County, CA, I will say that it's very close to a large Naval Base. Anyone heard anything more? I googled it and found no info.
  • USS Pearl Harbor VBSS Team Build Bridges in Arabian Gulf

    12/27/2005 4:19:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 305+ views
    CUSNC,NAVY.MIL ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Cryptologic Technician Third Class Karen Moore
    AT SEA ABOARD USS PEARL HARBOR IN THE ARABIAN GULF— The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) conducted maritime security operations (MSO) in the Arabian Gulf Nov. 20 - Dec. 26. Pearl Harbor, assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1), is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the 5th Fleet area of operations conducting MSO. MSO set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment, as well as deny international terrorists use of the oceans as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material. A key component of 5 th Fleet...
  • Families, survivors pay tribute to Pearl Harbor

    12/09/2005 2:29:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 487+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Lance Cpl. R. Drew Hendricks
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (Dec. 7, 2005) -- Shots fired by Marines from the 3rd Marine Regiment firing detail echoed through the waters of Pearl Harbor in remembrance of a day that echoes throughout history at the 64th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Dec. 7. Along with the firing detail, wreath laying ceremonies and an F-15 missing man formation flew over the heads of the attendees. Each was a fitting mark of respect for the 2,390 Americans who lost their lives during the assault on Pearl Harbor. “I remember seeing them come up over the...
  • Some who were there recall Pearl Harbor

    12/08/2005 4:33:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 410+ views
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 2,000 sailors, veterans, community leaders and guests bowed their heads Wednesday in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor that hurled the U.S. into World War II 64 years ago. Four F-15s flown by the Hawaii Air National Guard roared above the bay, including one jet that veered off from the group to symbolize the 2,390 people killed.
  • USS Pearl Harbor Commemorates Pearl Harbor Attack

    12/08/2005 3:51:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 682+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class (SW) Karen Moore
    ABOARD USS PEARL HARBOR, Persian Gulf (NNS) -- In remembrance of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) observed a day of reflection to pay tribute and respect to the sacrifice of the Sailors and Soldiers killed in the historic attack. Pearl Harbor Sailors started the day with a training scenario to simulate the events that Sailors aboard USS Arizona (BB 39), USS Utah (BB 31), and USS Nevada (BB 36) faced 64 years ago. Following the training scenario, Pearl Harbor Sailors held a ceremony to commemorate the watershed moment in American history....
  • Hickam quiet on this Dec. 7

    12/07/2005 4:42:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 692+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Shane Cuomo
    12/7/2005 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- The Pacific Air Forces headquarters building -- and this base -- is quiet today, the 64th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But on Dec. 7, 1941, it was a major target during the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field that drew the United States into World War II. The base held a ceremony that started at 7:55 a.m. -- the precise time the Japanese attack began -- to commemorate the more than 2,400 people who died that day. The ceremony was held at the...
  • Where we were when Pearl Harbor was attacked

    12/02/2005 5:57:53 AM PST · by Moonraker · 78 replies · 4,346+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 2, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    On December 7, future U.S. President George H.W. Bush was a 17-year-old student and captain of the baseball team at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. "I remember it well," he says. "We had just left church and started to walk across campus when someone shouted out, 'Pearl Harbor's been bombed.'" On his 18th birthday, the following June, Bush signed up to become a Naval aviator. He completed flight school and earned his commission a few days before his 19th birthday making him the youngest aviator in the Navy at that time.
  • USS Pearl Harbor, Seabees Bringing Relief Equipment to Pakistan

    10/14/2005 6:05:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 406+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) made a brief port stop in Bahrain Oct. 14, where Sailors loaded 13 pieces of heavy equipment bound for Pakistan. The machinery will be used to assist the victims of the worst earthquake in that country’s history. Pearl Harbor, a dock landing ship, usually transports Marines and their combat equipment to areas worldwide. The crew of approximately 425 is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the North Persian Gulf as part of maritime security operations (MSO), and it received orders to change course in order to load dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes,...
  • General Charges Venezuela Harbors Al Qaeda

    10/04/2005 6:58:31 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 793+ views
    VCrisis.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 03.10.05 | Venezuelan army general Nestor Gonzalez Gonzalez and former director of Venezuela's political police (DISIP) Johan Peña had made a series of allegations and accusations against Hugo Chavez regarding the harboring of wanted Al Qaeda terrorist Mustafa Nasar, Uranium development in Venezuela and support and state protection to Colombian narcoterrorists amongst other things. Johan Peña gives a chilling account (video in Spanish here) on the whereabouts of Nasar and how he enjoys the protection of Carlos Lanz, former terrorist-kidnapper cum boss of Venezuela's aluminum conglomerate Alcasa. General Gonzalez Gonzalez on the other hand shows, with the help of...
  • Three crew members killed by gas leak on cruise ship in LA harbor (UPDATE - RCCL Monarch of the Seas

    09/02/2005 10:52:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 968+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/2/05 | ap - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three crew members were killed by an apparent methane gas leak aboard a cruise ship in the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, a fire spokeswoman said. There were three fatalities and seven other people injured, Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Kelley said. No passengers were involved, she said. Two of the injured were ship's physicians who had gone to aid the others. Two of the injured were being taken to hospitals. The other five were "walking," she said. The incident aboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas was reported at 9:15 a.m. Crew members were performing...
  • LNG: Harbor Commission has final say (Long Beach)

    08/22/2005 9:39:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 511+ views
    Press Telegram | 8/22/05 | Jason Gewirtz
    LONG BEACH After months debating issues peripheral to a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in the Port of Long Beach, the City Council will consider a request Tuesday to oppose the project itself. But the sides are gearing up for a battle that may only be inflamed by a city report released late Friday detailing the project's potential terrorist and safety threats. The report that City Hall sent to the California Energy Commission described the potential for "massive damage' downtown and in neighborhoods if an incident occurs at the proposed LNG site. It also detailed an alarming range of potential...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Colombia/Venezuela Rift: It's not because of Granda

    01/20/2005 6:54:43 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 602+ views
    El Tiempo (Colombia), via The Devil's Excrement ^ | Jan. 20, 2005 | Fernando Londoño Hoyos, translated by Miguel Octavio
    "The Government had to choose between war and shame. They chose shame. They will get war too." -Churchill The grotesque Granda case would seem to be the cause of our problem with Venezuela in the same way that the war of independence would have been due to the insolence with which the chapeton refused to lend the flower vase to the party to honor Antonio Villavicencio. ... From the Ministry of Interior and Justice we warned that the key to our relationship with Chavez could be found in the Sao Paulo Forum, and in the communist conspiracy that was being...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Touring the 'Mighty Mo' (Pearl Harbor Day coming up)

    11/28/2004 6:25:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 3,183+ views
    Arizona Daily Star/AP ^ | 11/28/04 | Katherine Nichols
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Each day, thousands of people visit the USS Arizona Memorial to pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, killed some 2,400 Americans, shattered the U.S. Pacific Fleet and propelled the United States into World War II. A gleaming white memorial straddles the sunken battleship where many of the 1,177 sailors killed that day still are entombed. For many visitors, paying their respects at the Arizona Memorial is a prelude to touring the Battleship Missouri Memorial. The USS Missouri served in World War II, the Korean War and...
  • Russell Reetz, part of crew that first fired at Pearl Harbor-Former Navy man dies at 88

    11/08/2004 6:54:18 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 326+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-08-04 | nancy yang
    Russell Reetz, one of 82 St. Paul Navy reservists aboard Pearl Harbor's USS Ward, which was credited with firing the first American shots of World War II, died Nov. 4 from complications related to lymphoma and heart and lung problems. The Maplewood resident was 88
  • Security increased as terror threat targets I-95: What DID happen on I-95 Yesterday??

    03/26/2004 4:01:48 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 94 replies · 810+ views
    WFSB TV ^ | March 26, 2004 | WFSB TV
    Security increased as terror threat targets I-95 Email to a Friend Printer Friendly Version BRIDGEPORT -- A terror threat targets Connecticut's busiest stretch of highway, the Interstate-95 corridor in Bridgeport. State police began stepping up security in the area Thursday. The response is a coordinated effort between local and state police, the Coast Guard, and Homeland Security. People taking the port Jefferson ferry to long island underwent police checks of vehicles at the docks today. One of the more visible signs of the increased security measures put into place after authorities received information that Bridgeport could be targeted. "It's nerve-wracking...
  • "Real leadership. Real guts" CARTOON featuring GWB and FDR by Linda Eddy

    03/05/2004 11:59:59 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 23 replies · 900+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 3/6/2004 | IPWGOP
  • Terror lurks on high seas

    09/21/2003 4:36:46 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 13 replies · 388+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | September 21, 2003 | MAKI BECKER
    Terrorism experts fear that the world's oil tankers, sea lanes and major ports are dangerously vulnerable to 9/11-scale attacks that would cripple world trade. They cite an alarming combination of factors, including terrorist-connected Southeast Asian rebels involved in piracy, the difficulty of tracking suspect vessels in the murky world of commercial shipping, and an Al Qaeda fleet that could be as large as 300 vessels. Plots that have already been carried out include the October 2000 attack on the U.S. destroyer Cole in the port of Aden in Yemen, which killed 17 sailors, and the attack last October on the...
  • U.S.-Dutch work to block nuclear shipments

    08/13/2003 2:35:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 216+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13 2003 | UPI
    <p>ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. and Dutch authorities have agreed to install equipment at Rotterdam, Europe's busiest seaport, to detect hidden shipments of radioactive material.</p> <p>"Terrorist groups and rogue nations trying to smuggle components for nuclear weapons is a serious threat that must be addressed," U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said, surveying the sprawling expanse of cargo facilities at the port of Rotterdam.</p>
  • Trooper Shot In Benton Harbor (Michigan)

    06/25/2003 6:07:03 AM PDT · by Portnoy · 5 replies · 211+ views
    WDIV Channel 4 Detroit ^ | June 15, 2003
    BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- A Michigan State Police trooper was shot in Benton Harbor Wednesday morning. The trooper was shot in the arm during a traffic stop around 4 a.m. He got out of his car to investigate an accident. A suspect fled on foot, but was reportedly taken into custody. The trooper is currently in an area hospital being treated for an injury that is described as not life-threatening. State Police Lt. Michael Risko said he's "pretty sure it has nothing to do with the incident" last week. Risko is referring to two nights of riots in the southwestern...
  • Iran Transfers Al Qaeda Rank and File to Chechnya-Continues to Harbor Top Commanders [DEBKAfile]

    06/01/2003 7:49:29 AM PDT · by ewing · 8 replies · 196+ views
    DEBKAfile Global Security Newsletter ^ | June 1, 2003 1:20PM | Gioria Shamis
    Nothing but the headline and 'Exclusive Sources reveal..'
  • Greenpeace blockade in Rotterdam (Greenpeace blocks US military transport harbor Rotterdam)

    02/20/2003 3:44:40 AM PST · by knighthawk · 58 replies · 343+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | Februari 20 2003
    The environmental organisation Greenpeace is trying to stop a ship carrying US military equipment from sailing from the port of Rotterdam. The organisation has deployed its ship Rainbow Warrior-2 and four smaller vessels. Activists are trying to tie themselves to the ship's hawsers. Police have arrested at least six people. The equipment on board the ship is destined for the Gulf region. The blockade is intended to reflect to Greenpeace's roots in the peace movement. In a statement, the organisation says that a war would have devastating consequences for both people and the environment.
  • Belgium: Abou Jahjah (Arabic European League) threathens to block Antwerp harbor to stop US troops

    01/16/2003 1:06:34 PM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 352+ views
    Gazet van Antwerpen ^ | January 16 2003
    If the Belgian government does not stop the American troop movements in Belgium, he will ask the Arabic European League (AEL) to block the harbor of Antwerp. AEL-leader Abou Jahjah said this Wednesday at a press-meeting in Kallo right before an action of the PvdA (extreme-left party, not directly connected to the Dutch PvdA) in the Waaslandhaven (the harbor). Jahjah said that Antwerp would be the symbloical place for action against the Belgian involvement with the American war against Iraq. "Sunday we will hold a protest march in Brussels. This will only be a first step to what is coming...
  • Gunboat scare a test for security

    07/16/2002 11:18:38 AM PDT · by PJeffQ · 39 replies · 381+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | 7/16/02 | Tony Bartelme
    Gunboat scare a test for security False alarm sparks action by local maritime interests BY TONY BARTELME Of The Post and Courier Staff The report hit Coast Guard headquarters at about 2 p.m. Monday: four 40-foot gunboats heading fast toward Charleston. Coast Guard officials, on high alert since Sept. 11, quickly phoned the Navy. Were any of their vessels in the area? No. The Coast Guard broadcasted a radio alert. Would the boats please respond? No answer. That's when things got serious. Within minutes, the Coast Guard had a helicopter and a boat unit sweeping the harbor. The Charleston County...
  • 15 small-boat moorings missing from harbor

    06/22/2002 9:34:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 437+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/22/2002 | By Emily Ramshaw, Globe Correspondent
    <p>This year's boating season opened with a mystery: the theft of almost a third of the new moorings placed around the islands of Boston Harbor.</p> <p>Harbor officials doing an inventory of the islands' moorings on Sunday found that 15 of the 50 buoys installed last August by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership to provide safe anchorage and on-site waste removal services to private boaters had been stolen.</p>
  • How The Left Undermined America s Security

    06/07/2002 5:34:00 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies · 678+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 18, 2002 | By David Horowitz
    www.frontpagemag.com       Return to normal view How The Left Undermined America’s Security By David Horowitz FrontPageMagazine.com | February 18, 2002     While the nation was having a good laugh at the expense of Florida’s hanging chads and butterfly ballots, Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi were there, in Florida, learning to drive commercial jetliners [and ram them into the World Trade Center towers]. It will take a novelist to paint that broad canvas properly. It will take some deep political thinking to understand how the lackadaisical attitude toward government and the world helped leave the country so unready for...
  • Lapses before Pearl Harbor echoed in buildup to Sept. 11

    06/03/2002 8:01:57 PM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies · 321+ views
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | June 4, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    Published TuesdayJune 4, 2002Lapses before Pearl Harbor echoed in buildup to Sept. 11   WASHINGTON (AP) - They said authorities lacked the imagination to foresee the surprise attack. They said vital intelligence never made it to those who might have saved the day. So many clues. Never the right conclusions. When members of Congress' intelligence committees begin joint hearings today to explore why the government did not prevent the Sept. 11 attacks, they will bump into history. In 1946, another House-Senate panel delivered its report on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor five years earlier. It found overlooked intelligence, bosses...
  • Another Afghanistan? - Megawati Suhartoputri needs to choose sides

    04/08/2002 7:05:26 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 1 replies · 167+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 8, 2002 | Dana Dillon
    Welcome to "Name That Country." Here are your clues:· It's "the weakest link" when it comes to combating terrorism in Southeast Asia, according to a government official in Malaysia. · It's "a big disappointment" in the terrorism war, says a U.S. official. "There is a lot of basic stuff … that they've promised to do, but they're not." · It's home to "nests of al Qaeda-trained operatives" and remains a place where "the masterminds are still at large," adds Singapore's senior minister, Lee Kuan Yew. The answer: Indonesia. And its foot-dragging cooperation in the war on terrorism is angering...