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  • Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta: Two hijackers threatened to bomb the plane

    12/23/2016 3:11:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Times of Malta ^ | 23 Dec 2016 | Malta Time
    An Afriqiyah Airways A320 with around 120 people on board has just landed in Malta after it was hijacked. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted he is informed of a potential hijack situation of an internal Libyan flight diverted to Malta. Security and emergency operations were standing by. According to reports received by Times of Malta, the plane was on an internal flight from Sebha to Tripoli in Libya. A total of 111 passengers and a crew of seven are on board. The reports indicated that one hijacker is on board. He is claiming to be in possession of a hand...
  • Warning: Scott Adams' "Dilbert" blog site hijacked, taken over by fake "Free Apple App" ads (vanity)

    11/12/2016 1:21:12 AM PST · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Dilbert Blog ^ | Nov 12, 2016 | Scott Adams
    As you may know, Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert cartoon strip, is a Trump fan and writes a blog on the Dilbert site that has predicted Trump's win for months. Tonight the blog (not the main Dilbert page, just the blog section) has been hacked, perhaps by anti-Trumpers, and at least on my iPad, is hijacked to a clearly fake page offering a "Free Apple App". It is inescapable. I don't know how it acts on other non-iOS platforms, haven't had a chance to try it yet.
  • EgyptAir hijack: Jet lands at Larnaca airport

    03/29/2016 12:23:56 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-29-2016
    An EgyptAir airliner has been hijacked and forced to divert to Larnaca airport on the south coast of Cyprus. Flight MS181, an Airbus A320 carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt. Negotiations are under way but no demands have been made by those in control of the plane, reports say. A local journalist has told the BBC that some passengers had been seen leaving the plane.
  • Hijacked EgyptAir plane flown to Cyprus; bomb suspected on board

    03/29/2016 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: At least one armed hijacker seized control of an EgyptAir flight from Alexandria to Cairo and ordered it flown to Cyprus Tuesday morning, according to officials from both countries. A Cypriot government official told the Associated Press the hijacked plane landed at the airport in Larnaka, on the southern coast of the Mediterranean island, and that there are suspicions of a bomb on board. A second Cypriot official says there "seems like there's more than one hijacker." He says there have been no demands other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft. Another Cypriot official said that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: BeyoncĂ© knew nothing about her Super Bowl performance being hijacked

    02/11/2016 10:22:42 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 60 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 11, 2016 | Shekhar Bhatia
    It was a grainy cellphone video and a picture that were seen by millions around the world. But the full story of how Beyoncé was unwittingly dragged into a political row after having her Super Bowl performance hijacked by her dancers and activists can be revealed. The star knew nothing about the decision by members of her dance troupe to join a protest by members of the Black Lives Matters organization on the pitch of the Levi's Stadium about the death of Mario Jones until the video went viral the next morning.
  • Rivlin: Radicals Have Hijacked Ramadan

    07/05/2015 3:39:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    At an event marking the end of the Ramadan fast on Sunday, President Reuven Rivlin spoke with Arabic language mediaand discussed a number of issues, chief among them the relations between Arabs and Jews in Israel. At the outset, Rivlin noted that both Jews and Muslims had fasted on Sunday – the latter for Ramadan, and the former for the Seventeenth Day of Tammuz, commemorating the events leading up to the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem. A common fast, said Rivlin, could help build a bridge to understanding to both communities. “I am aware of the distress and...
  • Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    03/16/2014 5:49:17 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 03/16/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would...
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a “hijacking.” (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
  • Obama has hijacked the American Revolution

    01/26/2013 2:24:43 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 1/24/2013 | Buchanan, Pat
    “Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality,” ran the eight-column banner in which the Washington Post captured the essence of Obama’s second inaugural. There he declared: “What binds this nation together … what makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago.” Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit...
  • The Myth of Northern Innocence

    12/03/2012 4:55:51 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 48 replies
    Burly-and-bearded country singer Trace Adkins ruffled all the usual feathers and bruised all the usual feelings when he dared to wear a Confederate battle flag earpiece in full view of gasping national TV viewers while singing “The Christmas Song” in the Yankee stronghold of Rockefeller Center on November 28. Adkins, who belches out such venerable neo-country chestnuts as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Brown Chicken, Brown Cow,” was subjected to the predictably rage-stroking vilification that comes whenever anyone suggests that the American South has ever been anything beyond a rancid cultural cesspool of lynching, incest, bestiality, racism, toothlessness, retardation, and yes,...
  • The Statist, Ruling Class's New Hero -- Bill Buckley?

    10/19/2010 12:20:02 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2010 | By Richard A. Viguerie
    It's easy to use the deceased to claim support for one's positions. The dead aren't around to deny, rebut, and refute false or misleading statements. William F. Buckley, Jr., intellectual giant and "maker" of the conservative movement, has of late become a crutch for statists and ruling-class elites to denigrate the Tea Parties and the surge of the constitutional, small-government conservative movement. Liberals trying to smear the Tea Party cause and constitutional, small-government conservative candidates by referring to Buckley are, however, attempting to rewrite history to suit their own agendas and ideology. For example, E.J. Dionne writes in Monday's Washington...
  • School Trip to “Moderate” Mosque: Inside Video Captures Kids Bowing to Allah

    09/16/2010 6:20:45 AM PDT · by wtd · 24 replies
    Americans for Peace and Tolerance ^ | 09/15/2010 | Americans for Peace and Tolerance
    video, Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School Students Learn to Pray to Allah In late May of 2010, Wellesley, Massachusetts public middle school students took a field trip to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center - a controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque run by the Muslim American Society of Bostn. There, the students were separated by gender and the boys were asked to join the Muslim adults in their prayer. Several of the public school boys took part.(read the related article at Americans for Peace and Tolerance)
  • I Have WITNESSED America HIJACKED Last Night!!!!

    03/22/2010 11:54:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies · 297+ views ^ | March 22, 2010 | annem040359
    Last night, Sunday, March 21, 2010, will go down in history as a day that will TRULY live FOREVER ONWARDS in NATIONAL SHAME. The United States House of Representatives passed a law that is not so much as a healthcare reform bill, but a FREEDOM ENDING, a TAX INCREASING, and a BUSINESS/JOBS KILLING bill.
  • The Tea Parties Are No 'Great Awakening'

    02/17/2010 11:18:04 AM PST · by Fred · 29 replies · 903+ views
    WSJ ^ | 01`710 | Thomas Frank
    How glorious is the tea-party movement? Some talk of its purity of heart, its patriotic spontaneity, and its abundance of republican virtue. To hear others tell it, the movement is but a few steps away from sacred. After attending the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, the prominent blogger Glenn Reynolds wrote last week in the Washington Examiner that the movement amounted to "America's Third Great Awakening," a massive popular rising against "politicians and parties" that have "grown corrupt, venal and out-of-touch." How strange, then, that this flowering of populist integrity should have been tended and pruned and succored by...
  • Atlanta School Bus Hijacked by "Nearly Naked Man" - Video 8/27/09

    08/28/2009 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 603+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 28, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report from Atlanta where a "nearly-naked man" hijacked a school bus there yesterday. He had been acting strangely in a convenience store just prior to jumping on a school bus through a window when it stopped and taking over the bus. The bus ran off the road into a ditch, and when the man tried to run away he was caught by nearby lawn crew. Two children and the bus driver were injured and treated at a local hospital. . . . (Watch Video)
  • Sudan: Plane hijacked in southern Darfur

    08/26/2008 9:03:11 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 244+ views
    msnbc ^ | Aug 26, 2008 | AP
    TRIPOLI, Libya - Hijackers in Sudan's wartorn Darfur region seized a jetliner carrying nearly 100 people, including local Darfur officials, and forced it to land at a World War II-era airfield in the heart of the Sahara Desert in neighboring Libya, officials said. A Libyan official at the remote Kufra airport said there were 10 hijackers belonging to a Darfur rebel group and were demanding enough fuel for the Boeing 737 to continue to France. -snip-

    08/07/2008 11:51:21 AM PDT · by 101voodoo · 29 replies · 159+ views
    I have suddenly noticed my link to DRUDGE takes me to a Vonage sign in page. No matter how I attempt to get to the Drudge site it takes me to the same Vonage page which asks me for my name and password. I do use Vonage but how could that have anyhting to do with a total inability to get to the Drudge site? Even if I type in DRUDGE in the search bar and go to the page of links, no matter which link to Drudge I use I go to the Vonage page. How is this possible...
  • Somalis Storm Hijacked UAE Ship

    04/22/2008 1:56:13 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 92+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-22-2008
    Somalis storm hijacked UAE ship Forces from Somalia's Puntland region have stormed a UAE-flagged cargo ship hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, local officials say. The men from the semi-autonomous region defeated the pirates after "brief fighting", the mayor of the region's Bosasso port told Reuters news agency. Seven pirates were arrested in the incident a day after the Al-Khaleej was hijacked, local officials said. Pirates also seized a Spanish fishing boat in the area at the weekend. At least three people were wounded in the incident, although the ship's crew were unhurt, local reports said. The ship...
  • Japanese Ship Hijacked In Africa

    10/29/2007 8:16:36 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 108+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-29-2007
    Japanese ship hijacked in Africa Pirates have hijacked a Japanese ship off the East African coast - the latest in a series of similar incidents near the war-torn country of Somalia. The vessel, thought to be a tanker with a crew of Burmese, Philippine and South Korean sailors, was seized in the Gulf of Aden early on Sunday. Officials say they are trying to find out what the pirates' demands are. The area is notorious for piracy - of 16 reported hijackings worldwide this year, 11 were off the Somali coast. Lawless waters The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said they...
  • Should We Take the Bible Literally or Figuratively?

    04/18/2007 11:20:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 235 replies · 2,987+ views ^ | April 17, 2007 | Mary Harwell Sayler
    Mary Harwell Sayler  Other Articles by Mary Harwell SaylerPrinter Friendly Version   Should We Take the Bible Literally or Figuratively? April 17, 2007 Question: I started going to a Bible study in our parish and usually enjoy it but am thinking about dropping out. Several people in our group said we should never take the Bible literally, but what's the point of reading the Bible if it doesn't mean what it says?Discussion: The Bible does mean what it says. However, God's ways can be so mysterious that people do not always understand what's said or why, especially on first...
  • A Return to Triangulation (libertarion vs social right)

    10/25/2006 11:10:46 AM PDT · by Blackirish · 1,664 replies · 35,830+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/25/06 | David Boaz & David Kirby
    As the Republican base fragments and Christian conservatives consider a “fast” from politics, the polling data point to a mid-term Republican thumping. Less than two weeks from now, Republicans will begin their post-mortem soul searching. And as the corpses of their House and Senate majorities grow cold, so should Karl Rove’s 2006 campaign strategy.
  • (vanity) Two more irresistable entries for "Worst Album Art Ever"

    04/23/2006 6:13:43 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 1,142 replies · 12,966+ views
    Around teh Intarweb
    Dan Betzer and Louie - "Tell The Bible Classics Volume 3"
  • Katrina Heuvel

    07/08/2006 2:03:48 PM PDT · by Black Lab · 9 replies · 386+ views
    C-Span Pannel Discussion | July 8, 2006 | Black Lab
    Katrina said she was on a hijacked flight in 1978. I have found only two hijackings in 1978 A Phillipies Air Lines flight but can not place her on the flight. The second plane in Cyprus and it is unclear if it was a commercial flight. I think she is lying for affect. Just as the Governor Richards of New Mexico did when he said he was drafted in the first round by the Kansas City Royals of the American League and Kerry did in saying he threw his medals over the White House fence in protest of the Vietnam...
  • A gripping, uneasy look back - 9/11's heroes, is so real it hurts, and so well done it impresses

    04/27/2006 5:32:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 681+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | April 27, 2006 | STEVE PERSALL, Times Film Critic
    This is the finest film in 13 years as a film critic that I can't wholeheartedly recommend simply because it's too real for sensitive viewers to endure. Those taking that risk will be rewarded with the most powerful film so far in 2006; those who can't will be understood.Is it too soon for a movie about Sept. 11, 2001? Is it an offensive idea to dramatize the flight of United 93, one of four airlines hijacked that day by al-Qaida terrorists, and the only one that didn't reach its target after the passengers fought back? Whether filmmaker Paul Greengrass explores...
  • Coretta Scott King's Funeral...a "Class Act"?

    02/09/2006 7:04:39 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 272 replies · 4,251+ views ^ | 2/9/2006 | Matt Towery
    In some form or fashion, I have known the players in what I am about to describe as a series of regrettable moments at the funeral of Coretta Scott King. The one I know least, President George W. Bush, won both my sympathy and respect for gallantly enduring the slings and arrows pointed directly at him during what should have been a celebration of a great woman, but instead turned into a political rally
  • Union for Reform Judaism hijacked?

    01/09/2006 10:18:08 AM PST · by Tom Jefferson · 1 replies · 119+ views
    Bear to the Right ^ | January 9, 2006 | Gary Aminoff
    The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) has a press release on their web site opposing the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. The Union claims to be the representative of 1.5 Million Reform Jews in the U.S. They may well be, but I wonder if they polled their membership on this issue? Yesterday Senator Diane Feinstein, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated it would be improper to make judgment on Judge Alito before the hearings begin. Yet, that is exactly what the URJ has done. You might ask why would this organization be taking such...
  • Hijacked California Healthcare - Needed: conservative watchdogs

    12/15/2005 4:59:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 455+ views ^ | 12/15/05 | Chuck Devore
    What has $4.5 billion and provides millions of dollars per year to the left in California and won’t stop until California has universal, government-run, and fully unionized healthcare? The answer, three foundations created by Blue Cross’ conversion from non-profit to for-profit status from the late-80s to the mid-90s: The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation. These three entities, hijacked by the liberal activists on their boards, fund political activity, liberal consumer rights groups such as the Consumers Union (the publisher of Consumer Reports), and the ACLU, the CTA teachers union, Planned Parenthood, the National Center...
  • School Bus Hijacked in Haiti

    12/02/2005 6:26:51 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 319+ views ^ | Friday, December 02, 2005
    School Bus Hijacked in Haiti Friday, December 02, 2005 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Gunmen hijacked a school bus carrying 14 children Thursday, and a U.S. missionary was kidnapped while driving outside Haiti's capital, police said. The bus was taking the children to school when several armed men stopped it, boarded it and drove off down a main road going to the west of Port-au-Prince, the capital, Police Commissioner Francois Henry Doussous told The Associated Press. He said they're working to secure the release of the children, but did not provide a motive or any other details. Also Thursday, gunmen shot and...
  • My side of the story Terrorism and security (Flashback, by Logan Airport Manager, 9/11/2001)

    10/17/2005 10:19:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies · 425+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 9/8/2002 | Virginia Buckingham
    "I had no aviation experience when I was appointed to head the Massachusetts Port Authority in September 1999. What I had were political connections, the right gender, and a governor's faith in my abilities. The learning curve was steep, but the allure of aviation quickly captured my imagination - until the events of September 11, 2001. This story is a recounting from Logan Airport, Boston's own ground zero, of the first hours and days following the new century's most searing moment. It is a sharing of my soul and a look into the soul of a city that felt sorrow...
  • CA: Redistricting proponents break with governor, form own campaign (pro - Prop 77)

    09/13/2005 9:16:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 458+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/13/05 | Tom Chorneau - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A key supporter of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's redistricting measure announced plans Tuesday to form an independent, nonpartisan campaign supporting Proposition 77 - largely over fears the measure will fail if tied directly to Schwarzenegger's other Republican-backed ballot initiatives. Bill Mundell, a Southern California businessman who donated more than $300,000 to help qualify the redistricting measure for the ballot, said his new group would operate separately from the governor's California Recovery Team in support of the initiative. The move comes on the same day the California Recovery Team announced that Steve Poizner, a Silicon Valley billionaire and Republican...
  • (vanity) WorldNetDaily's BizNetDaily page has been hijacked by anarchist?

    07/09/2005 5:59:01 PM PDT · by etcetera · 48 replies · 1,762+ views
    World Net | July 9, 2005
    BizNetDaily page hijacked!
  • Germany adopts law to allow downing of hijacked planes

    01/12/2005 11:55:19 AM PST · by knighthawk · 23 replies · 825+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | January 12 2005
    BERLIN - A controversial new bill signed into law Wednesday will allow the German air force to shoot down hijacked planes on federal government orders. German president Horst Koehler signed the legislation but said he had serious reservations. He called for Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court to examine the new law. Koehler pointed out that the German constitution already permitted the armed forces to defend air space over the country. However, until now the orders for this had to come from one the 16 federal states - not the federal government, he added. Opposition leaders from the Christian Democratic alliance (CDU/CSU)...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!

    This was posted earlier today but this poll is in such need of continued FReeping that I have reposted it. Here is the link to the first post. Oprah wants to know what our opinions are on the upcoming war with Iraq. The Lefties have this link posted all over their web sites so I thought we should add our two cents. Vote at

    02/04/2003 3:28:02 PM PST · by Patriot62 · 136 replies · 416+ views
    Oprah ^ | Patriot62
    Oprah wants to know what our opinions are on the upcoming war with Iraq. The Lefties have this link posted all over their web sites so I thought we should add our two cents. Vote at
  • Miami Cops Surround Hijacked Mail Truck

    01/31/2003 11:32:54 AM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 12 replies · 314+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 1/31/03
    <p>MIAMI — Dozens of heavily armed police officers surrounded a hijacked mail truck after a 90-minute slow-speed chase through the city's streets Friday.</p> <p>The chase began after witnesses reported seeing an armed man jump into the truck, police said. Television station WFOR-TV reported that a female mail carrier was being held at gunpoint, and a television helicopter shot showed two guns in a mail bin on the passenger's seat.</p>
  • British Tanker Hijacked

    08/11/2002 12:18:23 PM PDT · by colette_g · 64 replies · 928+ views
    Sky News ^ | 19:42 UK, Sunday August 11, 2002 | Sky News
    There are reports a British-registered tanker has been hijacked off the coast of Somalia. Reuters news agency said the Somali hijackers were demanding $1m for the release of the Russian crew. Britain's Foreign Office could not confirm the reports. Helicopter A spokesman said the a British frigate had dispatched a helicopter to find the ship, but nothing was seen. The tanker was hijacked about two weeks ago and its crew taken ashore to a location in Alula district on Somalia's north-eastern coast, the militiaman told Reuters. "The ship was registered in Britain," one of the militiamen told the agency. Dangerous...
  • NTSB to blame copilot for EgyptAir crash

    03/14/2002 11:16:11 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 15 replies · 313+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | March 15, 2002 Posted: 1:40 AM EST (0640 GMT) | From Beth Lewandowski CNN Washington Bureau
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The final report on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 will blame copilot Gameel el Batouti for crashing the plane into the sea, National Transportation Safety Board sources confirmed to CNN on Thursday.</p> <p>They also said the report could be issued as early as next week.</p>