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  • Leelah's law Change.org petition receives 233K signatures in two days

    01/03/2015 2:46:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    FOX19 ^ | Jan 03, 2015 | Nathan Vicar
    (FOX19) - A Change.org petition asking to ban transgender conversion therapy following Leelah Alcorn's death has received more than 233,000 signatures in two days. The Transgender Human Rights Institute posted the petition on Dec. 31 asking President Barack Obama and the leadership of the House and Senate to begin the process of banning transgender conversion therapy throughout the nation. "'Conversion therapies' have been documented to cause great harms and in this case, Leelah's death. Therapists that engage in the attempt to brainwash or reverse any child's gender identity are seriously unethical and legislation is needed to end such practices immediately,"...
  • Washer question ((VANITY))

    12/16/2013 5:38:50 PM PST · by mykroar · 103 replies
    self | 12/16/13 | mykroar
    Brother and I will be moving into our house at the end of the month and have a washer question. We've heard that front loaders have issues with smell and continual cleaning, so we're looking at top loaders. Anyone have opinions on the new HE washers versus the older agitator models? Thanks up front.
  • Chinese national indicted in Colorado for trying to illegally export to China...

    02/07/2012 3:07:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | February 6, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following news release is a quote: www.ice.gov/news/releases/1202/120206denver.htm FEBRUARY 6, 2012 DENVER, CO Chinese national indicted in Colorado for trying to illegally export to China radiation-hardened computer circuits used in satellite communications DENVER – Philip Chaohui He, aka Philip Hope, a Chinese national, made his initial appearance in U.S. district court on Thursday after he was named in a three-count indictment charging him with attempting to export defense articles without U.S. State Department authorization. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney John Walsh, District of Colorado and Michael A. Holt, special agent in charge of the Denver office of...
  • Mujahideen in Libya Possess Gaddafi's Chemical and Biological Weapons

    02/27/2011 10:22:50 AM PST · by harwood · 35 replies
    Chemical and biological weapons and bombs seized yeaterday afternoon
  • Who Will Wash the Washers? [Mold in front loading washers]

    12/06/2009 1:25:35 PM PST · by donna · 86 replies · 2,499+ views
    www.bobvila.com ^ | 11-23-09 | Bob Vila
    Do you have a high-efficiency front-loading washing machine? If so, be on the lookout for mold. This recently-published MSNBC.com piece investigates the increased likelihood of mold growth in front-loaders. Unlike top loaders, which see most water evaporate after a cycle, front loaders experience water collection, particularly on the Rubber gasket around the glass window.
  • Obama to ask his donors to help storm victims

    08/31/2008 3:03:04 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 28 replies · 198+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 08/31/2008 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Sunday he will tap his huge political network of donors and volunteers to help U.S. victims of Hurricane Gustav after it comes inland. "I think we can get tons of volunteers to travel down there, if it becomes necessary," Obama told reporters after attending St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Lima, Ohio.
  • Obama vs. The Lunatic Fringe

    08/19/2008 3:42:06 PM PDT · by steve-b · 31 replies · 162+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/18/08 | Clarence Page
    So you think the chorus of white hate groups is seething with rage that Barack Obama could become president? Think again. Members of the knuckle-dragging set are taking a rosier view, judging by their Internet posts. They say the possibility of a biracial president is helping their recruitment efforts.... Obama has a bigger immediate headache than [David] Duke and his allied dimwits. It's the rising chorus of anti-Obama attack books that don't always let truth get in the way of a good hatchet job. Leading the pack is "Obama Nation" by Jerome R. Corsi. It leads the New York Times...
  • Italy: Transgender MP in toilet fracas

    10/28/2006 12:19:17 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 24 replies · 953+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/28/06 | n/a
    An Italian opposition MP and former showgirl has expressed outrage after meeting a transgender colleague in the parliament's ladies' toilets. Elisabetta Gardini, spokeswoman for former PM Silvio Berlusconi's party, said she felt ill after the encounter during a break in Friday's session. The incident led to heated debate about which toilet the transgender MP, known as Vladimir Luxuria, could use. [Ms Luxuria is Italy's first transgender MP] Ms Luxuria says she has been using ladies' toilets for years. Using the men's would have created even bigger problems, she said. The matter has now been passed to parliamentary procedural officials to...
  • Benedict blunder shows he has failed to master media machine

    09/15/2006 3:04:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies · 2,816+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep 15 10:45 AM US/Eastern | Staff
    By unwittingly angering Muslims with his comments on Islam, Pope Benedict XVI has shown that he has yet to shake off his academic theological roots and master the global media machine with the same deftness as his predecessor. In clinging to theology and orthodoxy, the bookish Benedict has shown little regard for media management in getting his message across, unlike the communications-savvy John Paul II. Benedict railed Muslims when he quoted a 14th-century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Mohammed had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things, portraying the Islam he founded as a religion which endorses violence,...
  • 'He Is A Dog And If We See Him We Will Kill Him' (Palis To Blair)

    09/11/2006 3:12:39 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 970+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-11-2006 | Clancy Chassay
    'He is a dog and if we see him we will kill him' Clancy Chassay in Beirut Monday September 11, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Protesters greet Tony Blair’s visit to Lebanon. Photograph: Alvaro Barrientos/AP Hundreds of angry demonstrators waving Lebanese flags and chanting "down with Blair" gathered to protest at Tony Blair's meeting with Fouad Siniora at the prime minister's office in the heart of Beirut today. Held back by a line of Lebanese troops and security personnel enforcing a 1km buffer zone around the office, some protesters carried posters reading "Blair, you killer, go to hell" and "The blood...
  • Bill Clinton speaks against 'demonizing' political leaders (just in case he returns to the WH)

    06/17/2006 9:58:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1,049+ views
    SiLive ^ | 6/17/06 | PEGGY HARRIS
    Bill Clinton speaks against 'demonizing' political leaders6/17/2006, 7:26 p.m. ET By PEGGY HARRIS The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that, if he returns to the White House in 2008 because his wife becomes president, his role would be to "do whatever she wants" because that's what a good citizen would do. Clinton said he didn't know if U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat from New York seeking re-election this year, would run for president in two years as some have speculated, but he predicted a woman could win the most powerful office...
  • Burned Man Says He Was Better Off Naked

    03/15/2006 2:25:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 870+ views
    Comcast.net & AP ^ | March 14, 2006 | Associated Press
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Paul Kuschel would have been better off naked _ like many of the folks at Sunnier Palms Nudist Park. Instead, he was wearing a pair of nylon shorts Sunday when a generator he was working on backfired and sprayed him with starter fluid, setting him ablaze. "I would have been better off wearing nothing on at all," Kuschel told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. The fire seared his shorts to his backside. "It's a good thing I wasn't wearing a shirt," he said. Kuschel, 43, suffered second-degree and third-degree burns. He was taken to a hospital with...
  • Get Out Of The Way. . . He Hasn't Forgotten (Elephant Revenge?)

    02/15/2006 5:01:40 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 703+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-16-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Get out of the way... he hasn't forgotten By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 16/02/2006) The reputation that elephants have for never forgetting has been given a chilling new twist by experts who believe that a generation of pachiderms may taking revenge on humans for the breakdown of elephant society. The New Scientist reports today that elephants appear to be attacking human settlements as vengeance for years of abuse by people. In Uganda, for example, elephant numbers have never been lower or food more plentiful, yet there are reports of the creatures blocking roads and trampling through villages, apparently without...
  • Man Calls Mom After He Was Reported Dead

    11/18/2005 12:38:56 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 27 replies · 1,334+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 11 18 05 | Associated Press
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Anthony Sheppard shocked his mother this week with a telephone call, a day after he was reported dead. "When he called me I thought I was talking to a ghost," said Verna McCowan. Oakland police on Tuesday bungled the identification of a man shot to death after finding Sheppard's identification card on the victim. Authorities alerted his mother of the shooting, and released the details to reporters. Sheppard, 23, said he was shocked when he walked up to a group of friends on Wednesday who were crying while reading a newspaper account of his death. The dead...
  • Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old

    11/01/2005 3:25:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 4,020+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Actor Bruce Willis wanted to serve his country as far back as the Gulf War. His friends laughed at him, telling him he was too old. Undaunted, Willis looked into himself – only to find out they were right. He was too old. So the star of "Die Hard," "The Sixth Sense," "Hostage" and dozens of other movies, did the next best thing. He traveled to Iraq with his band, the Accelerators, to entertain troops with the USO. He is also planning to join returning troops at Fort Lewis in Washington state Nov. 5. "The idea of serving my country...
  • Engineer insists he had all-clear(chicago train accident 2 dead dozens injured)

    10/11/2005 4:20:06 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 803+ views
    http://www.suntimes.com/ ^ | 10 11 05 | MARK J. KONKOL
    Between forkfuls of angel-hair pasta, Metra engineer Mike Smith calmly told his story Monday, detail by agonizing detail, of the ill-fated Rock Island line train that jumped the tracks under his control. At Nick and Tony's restaurant downtown, Smith talked to reporters for the first time, saying he was sorry that his passengers -- "the most precious cargo" -- suffered and died in the horrific crash. But last month's derailment that killed two women and injured dozens of others was not his fault, he said. "I can say I'm sorry even though I had nothing to do with it," said...
  • Subject of Taped Beating Says He Was Sober

    10/11/2005 12:20:19 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 186 replies · 3,969+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 10 11 05 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    NEW ORLEANS - A retired elementary teacher who was repeatedly punched in the head by police in an incident caught on videotape said Monday he was not drunk, put up no resistance and was baffled by what happened. Robert Davis said he had returned to New Orleans to check on property his family owns in the storm-ravaged city, and was out looking to buy cigarettes when he was beaten and arrested Saturday night in the French Quarter. Police have alleged that the 64-year-old Davis was publicly intoxicated, a charge he strongly denied as he stood on the street corner where...
  • 2 Convicted of Murdering Transgender Teen

    09/13/2005 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 88 replies · 1,799+ views
    AP ^ | 9/13/05 | n/a
    HAYWARD, Calif. — Two men who had sex with a transgender (search) teen were convicted of murdering her after they discovered she was biologically male, but a third defendant's case ended in a mistrial. In their verdict Monday, the jury rejected defense arguments that the killing of 17-year-old Gwen Araujo amounted to no more than manslaughter (search). "It's murder," said Gwen Smith, who maintains a Web site memorializing people believed to have been killed because they were transgender. "And a murder conviction shows that transgender lives are valuable." Michael Magidson and Jose Merel, both 25, face mandatory sentences of 15...
  • Marines Unearth IEDs in Operation Shadyville (USMC in action)

    07/07/2005 5:27:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 2,451+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 7, 2005 | U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mike Escobar
    Troops participating in Operation Shadyville searched 244 houses and netted several suspected insurgent supporters, two IEDs, and 50 AK-47 assault rifles. SAQLAWIYAH, Iraq, July 7, 2005 — Many young men who join the United States Marine Corps during their late teenage years may often fantasize about saving a comrade’s life while fighting a war overseas. Although this 20-year old Bessemer, Ala., native is no longer an adolescent, that dream became reality June 29 when he unearthed an insurgent-made improvised explosive device. “The IED we found was an HE (high explosive) 155mm artillery shell,” explained Cpl. Patrick Jernigan. “I was walking...
  • In a 5-4 ruling last week, the justices of the Supreme Court determined...

    06/28/2005 9:26:29 PM PDT · by SonOfTheRepublic · 14 replies · 551+ views
    6-28-2005 | Son Of The Republic
    Supreme court justices give their okie dokie to commercial land developers to sieze their homes and property and turn them into sprawling malls and bus stops.
  • R. Gordon Says He Didn't Mean to Disrespect Patrick

    06/01/2005 10:18:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 105 replies · 1,513+ views
    aolnews ^ | 6 1 05 | JENNA FRYER
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 31) - Robby Gordon was not being critical of Danica Patrick when he said she had an unfair weight advantage in the Indianapolis 500. Rather, he said he was simply discussing a flaw in the Indy Racing League's rules. "The only thing I was saying was that I have a problem with the rule, not any particular driver," Gordon said Tuesday. "I've been impressed with Danica from the first time she got in an IRL car earlier this year, and I certainly did not mean to disrespect her or any other driver." Patrick wowed the racing world...
  • Denying Terrorism

    02/08/2005 6:28:30 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 565+ views
    http://www.netwmd.com/ ^ | February 8, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in New Jersey: An Islamic Murder of Coptic Christians?.Anyone following the investigation into the mid-January slaughter of the Armanious family (husband, wife, two young daughters), Copts living in Jersey City, N.J., knows who the presumptive suspects are: Islamists furious at a Christian Egyptian immigrant who dares engage in Internet polemics against Islam and who attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity.The authorities, however, have blinded themselves to the extensive circumstantial evidence, insisting that "no facts at this point" substantiate a religious motive for the murders.Somehow, the prosecutor missed that all four members of this...
  • Gore, Women and Social Security: He Still Doesn't Get It ('Save Social Security First' tinkering)

    02/04/2005 3:00:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 494+ views
    Gore, Women and Social Security: He Still Doesn't Get It April 10, 2000 Vice President Al Gore's proposal to increase some Social Security benefits for women "is the equivalent of choosing a new china pattern for the Titanic," said Michael Tanner, director of the Cato Institute's Project on Social Security Privatization. "Clearly, Gore still doesn't understand the need for fundamental reform." On April 4 Gore proposed to eliminate what he terms the "motherhood penalty" by offering an earnings credit for women who leave the work force to raise their children. The change would give about 8 million women who leave...
  • He got Nailed. (photo)

    01/21/2005 10:21:07 AM PST · by crushelits · 12 replies · 378+ views
    crushelits | Jan. 21, 2005 | crushelits
    This X-ray image shows the four inch nail that a construction worker from Colorado., accidentally fired through his mouth and into his head with a nail gun on Jan. 6. The worker didn't realize what had happened, though the nail plunged 1 1/2 inches into his brain. Six days later he went to the dentist for what he thought was a toothache, and the X-ray revealed the nail. He is expected to be released from the hospital Jan. 20. He is uninsured and is unsure how he will pay his 100,000-plus medical bill. 
  • Targeting the Man Who Wasn't There (Or Was He?)

    01/16/2005 2:05:46 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 980+ views
    new york times ^ | January 16, 2005 | SETH KUGEL
    EVERY other Sunday afternoon since April 2003, advocates of animal rights have gathered with bullhorns across from 279 Central Park West, near 88th Street. They are there to protest Huntingdon Life Sciences, a product-development company that does scientific tests on animals, and its chief executive, Andrew Baker, who lives in the building. Or does he? Months ago, residents heard that he had moved out. And so, they wonder, why don't the protesters stop? "Someone would first of all have to provide really good proof that he's not in the building," said Camille Hankins, who organizes the events for the group,...
  • Consensus on Prince Harry's Gaffe: He Knows Nothing

    01/13/2005 10:15:29 AM PST · by crushelits · 112 replies · 3,328+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2005 | Peter Griffiths
    LONDON, Jan. 13 -- Britain's Prince Harry apologized on Thursday after he wore a Nazi uniform to a costume party two weeks before Queen Elizabeth is due to lead the country's Holocaust memorial events. In the latest of a string of gaffes, Harry, 20, wore a red-and-black swastika armband and an army shirt with Nazi regalia at the party at a friend's house Saturday. The incident will heap more embarrassment on the royal family and Harry, third in line to the British throne and due to train at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst this year. Queen Elizabeth is due...
  • BAD BERNIE'S LIVID MISTRESS: 'HE'S INSANE & MANIACAL'

    12/15/2004 9:19:35 AM PST · by crushelits · 97 replies · 3,282+ views
    nypost.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2004 | ANDREA PEYSER
    WHEN titian-haired publish ing titan Judith Regan took up with former top cop Bernard Kerik, she thought she'd met her match. And vice versa. But the illicit relationship came tumbling down, a friend of Regan's told me, not when she discovered her married lover had another mistress. It ended horribly after Regan learned Kerik's wife was pregnant. After that jolting discovery, Regan — as volatile, driven and foul-mouthed as any man — began using other words to describe her lover. "He's maniacal. Insane," a terrified Regan confided in a pal. Kerik, she said, had Regan followed to Los Angeles. He...
  • Slain solider spoke of his death

    12/07/2004 8:35:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 1,472+ views
    south bend tribune ^ | 12 6 04 | YONIKA WILLIS
    Slain soldier spoke of his deathHe was filled with foreboding on recent visit home, family says.By YONIKA WILLISTribune Staff Writer Joyce Adcock, of rural Goshen, reflects Monday on the life of her son, Staff Sgt. Marvin Lee Trost III, who was killed in Iraq early Sunday morning when an individual explosive device struck his vehicle.Tribune photo/JIM RIDER Trost Staff Sgt. Marvin Lee Trost III, seen here with his wife and children in a photo provided by his family, was killed in Iraq Sunday when an individual explosive device struck his vehicle. His wife, Sherry, sons Levin, 3; and Gabriel, 3...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 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!
  • O'Reilly really is biased

    12/03/2004 9:48:02 AM PST · by Canuckistan · 21 replies · 780+ views
    I was just thinking about the Jeremy Glick episode. O'Reilly may be moderate politically, but that doesn't mean unbiased these days. His problem is that he isn't neutral when it comes to the United States. He is pro-American. To the left, that's biased.
  • Get Over It -- He Certainly Has

    11/26/2004 5:29:21 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 125 replies · 3,006+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 11.27.2004 | Caroline Overington
    Don't waste your time, girls - some romances are not meant to be, writes Caroline Overington. Is there a woman alive who hasn't sat on the couch, sobbing and saying: "Why doesn't he call?" Well, now we know: he's just not that into you. Sounds simple, no? Yet a guide for women that explains this basic concept has taken the book world by storm. The book, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys, has reached the top of the bestseller lists in The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. It was...
  • Kerry Say 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He

    04/22/2004 5:26:12 PM PDT · by blam · 199 replies · 421+ views
    Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He Friday April 23, 2004 12:46 AM PITTSBURGH (AP) - Does John Kerry, who supports higher automobile fuel economy standards, own a gas-guzzling SUV? He does, but says it belongs to the family, not to him. During a conference call Thursday with reporters to discuss his upcoming jobs tour through West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, the Democratic presidential candidate was asked whether he owned a Chevrolet Suburban. ``I don't own an SUV,'' said Kerry, who supports increasing existing fuel economy standards to 36 miles per gallon by 2015 in order to reduce...
  • Where is Saddam Hussein???

    02/08/2004 6:37:43 PM PST · by PureSolace · 22 replies · 269+ views
    Where is Saddam Hussein? Are they getting information out of him? What do they plan on doing with him? World courts? Iraqi Courts? U.S. courts? Or is there something else in store for Saddam Hussein? I'm curious... enlighten me. :)
  • Presidential candidate campaigns in city (WHO?) (heh heh)

    10/14/2003 8:44:08 PM PDT · by ChemistCat · 14 replies · 291+ views
    BETHANY - Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich made a quick stop in Oklahoma on Tuesday, blasting international trade compacts and promising to end American involvement in Iraq. “It’s time to end the occupation of Iraq and bring our troops home,” he told a crowd of about 75 at Wiley Post Airport. “The Iraq war has left us wasting tens of billions of dollars for a war that didn’t have to be fought.” Kucinich made the stop in Oklahoma as part of a three-day tour across 11 states to formally announce his candidacy for president. The trip began in Cleveland, where...
  • He blamed baby, mom tells court - It was 'baby's fault,' sez accused killer

    08/19/2003 8:45:37 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 228+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 08/19/03 | JOHN MARZULLI
    A Brooklyn man charged with fatally shaking his girlfriend's 15-month-old son said the death was "the baby's fault," the tot's mother testified yesterday. Nyerere Moses made the astounding comment at the 75th Precinct on Nov. 16, 2001, during a brief conversation with his girlfriend, Monica Munroe. "He said it was the baby's fault," Munroe testified in Brooklyn Supreme Court. "[The baby] was crying, so he picked him up and shook him." Moses, 23, is charged with murdering little DeAndrew Munroe in the mother's apartment on Barbey St. in East New York. The defendant was baby-sitting while Munroe, his girlfriend of...
  • Man Admits Cutting Dogs' Tails Off; Says He Needed To Be Entertained

    05/31/2003 2:49:00 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 479+ views
    local6.com ^ | 5.30.01 | local6.com
    Man Admits Cutting Dogs' Tails Off; Says He Needed To Be Entertained Dog Tails Found In Freezer Posted: 6:24 p.m. EDT May 29, 2003Updated: 7:06 a.m. EDT May 30, 2003 A 36-year-old Central Florida man admitted Thursday that he chopped the tails off five of his landlord's six dogs and then stored their tails in a freezer because he needed to be entertained, according to Local 6 News. Nelson Rodriguez was arrested after sheriff's deputies found his landlord's missing Akita-mixed dogs mutilated inside the Rodriguez's Pine Castle home. Rodriguez told Local 6 News Thursday that he cut the dog's tails...
  • Inventor claims he can make things invisible

    04/29/2003 12:09:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 84 replies · 1,059+ views
    news observer ^ | 4.29.03 | MARTHA QUILLIN
    Care packages of candy bars and beef jerky are a welcome taste of home to soldiers in Iraq, but an inventor has something they could really use: a way to make them invisible to the eyes of the enemy. Ray M. Alden has designed a system of tiny lenses and mirrors he says could be used to camouflage almost any object - a tank, a Humvee or an individual soldier - in any environment.With such a device,fighting forces would have less to fear from the urban combat they still face in the treacherous alleys of Iraqi cities, where they are...