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  • We Need TRUMP!

    07/02/2016 6:02:39 PM PDT · by djstex · 39 replies
    2016 | Djstex
    We need to just vote and not let this be another loss. I'm like everyone here,things are worse. We need Trump a business man period. He has gravitas for the American people. He loves America. End of Story!
  • Important Little Things

    01/23/2016 8:06:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 18 replies
    Me again ^ | 1/23/16 | Me
    For weekend amusement, I am sharing a conversation I had yesterday about important little things that people created, maybe out of frustration or by accident that make our lives better.
  • Obama: US- Turkish ties 'more important than ever'

    12/19/2010 11:06:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/19/10 | staff
    In interview to Turkish newspaper, Obama discusses Turkey-Israel ties and differences over Iran; stressing that "our partnership is resilient." US President Barack Obama said that "given the increasingly complex challenges the world faces, I believe that US-Turkish cooperation is more important now than ever," in a written response Sunday to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. In his written remarks Obama addressed among other issues, Ankara's ties with Israel, differences over Iran policy, and Turkey's bid for European Union membership; stressing above all that "our partnership is resilient." "As with our other close allies and friends, we will sometimes disagree, as was...
  • The Shadow Party:...Trying to Turn Texas Blue

    09/16/2010 6:43:13 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 34 replies
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | 9/16/2010 | Bryan Preston
    full title - The Shadow Party: How a Washington-Based Liberal Activist Is Trying to Turn Texas Blue (Whether Texans Want It or Not) The "Colorado Model" and George Soros' "Shadow Party" have both landed in Texas in the form of a shady activist with a plan: attack the GOP's largest stronghold and destroy its limited-government success story.
  • Obama: Procedures Aren't Important; Vote Is 'For' Or 'Against' Reform

    03/17/2010 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Son House · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    NPR ^ | March 17, 2010 | By Mark Memmott
    President Barack Obama, in an interview due to be broadcast at 6 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier: "I don't spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate. What I can tell you is that the vote that's taken in the House will be a vote for health care reform. And if people vote yes, whatever form that takes, that is going to be a vote for health care reform. And I don't think we should pretend otherwise. "And if they don't -- if they vote...
  • Instant Rimshot (Important Link to Keep)

    01/16/2010 5:34:58 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 20 replies · 1,669+ views
    You're gonna need this, I promise you!
  • Naomi Campbell to celebrate her 39th birthday at Moscow's gay club

    05/29/2009 10:13:52 PM PDT · by libh8er · 8 replies · 1,196+ views
    Pravda ^ | 5.22.09
    Naomi Campbell has become a frequent guest to Moscow after she developed a close relationship with Russian oligarch Vladislav Doronin. In the beginning of May, the couple enjoyed each other on Spain’s iconic Ibiza. “Naomi and Vladislav dine either at Pushkin or at Bolshoi restaurants – they are very expensive restaurants in Moscow. Vlad always looks like a very serious man. He is always up to every move. Naomi is his antipode – she always like to have fun,” a person close to the oligarch told The Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper on conditions of anonymity. Last week, the couple joined their...
  • Afghan Army’s Growth Important to Progress, Marine Officer Says

    10/03/2008 4:30:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2008 – Continuing to build the capacity and the strength of the Afghan National Army is strategically important to progress in Afghanistan and eliminating the insurgency’s influence over the population, an official there said yesterday. If the Afghan army can provide security on its own, it would help to remove the relationship between the insurgents and the populations they still influence, Marine Corps Col. Jeffrey Haynes, commander of Regional Corps Advisory Command Central, said in a teleconference with bloggers. “As we continue to drive the wedge between the population and the insurgents, it will be harder and...
  • My best to all of you.

    06/14/2008 8:17:49 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 350 replies · 636+ views
    6/14/08 | Dawnsblood
    I wish you all the best. I have tried to post tributes to the Army, info on Obama's horrendous run for office and McCain's slightly less horrible attempt. I wish you all the best but FR is just as likely to exclude people from the deabte as anyone else. They have that right, freedom to cleave to whoever you like is a right I agree with but I am guessing I am not one Jim wants associate with. I wish you all the best but I am bowing out of this forum. Have a great life. God bless u all!
  • Why So Much Religion?

    05/28/2008 10:20:52 AM PDT · by MississippiMasterpiece · 118 replies · 433+ views
    May 28, 2008 | MississippiMasterpiece
    It seems there are more and more religious posts every day on Free Republic. Posts bashing this belief or that one...posts on Mormons, on Catholics, who's going to Heaven...who's going to Hell...theology, etc. Has the site turned into "Free Religion?" There are hardly any conservative topics in News anyore. It's degenrated into a bunch of religious people trying to convince others whose beliefs are best. Why is that?
  • Gates: U.S.-Israeli Partnership as Important as Ever

    10/16/2007 4:40:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2007 – The United States has stood as a friend and partner of Israel since its independence in 1948, and that situation won’t change, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here yesterday evening. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates receives the Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award from Robert Stevens, chairman of Lockheed Martin, at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs annual dinner in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In an age of Middle Eastern-sourced terrorism with global reach that is...
  • (Vanity) Who, Is Most Important?

    04/26/2007 4:37:13 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 211+ views
    Vanity Onyx Eyes
    Story told in a nursing class, to lighten the mood. One day,the body parts were conversing about their status for importance. The heart proclaimed, "well, I'm most important. I pump the blood through the veins in order to furnish the body with vital nutrients and necessary air and oxygen." The lungs took a clue from this and announced; "well, I do all of the work of bringing the necessary air and oxygen into the body so I am the most important." The brain said; "I, am the most important. All of you are dependent on my guidance and direction, like...
  • Defense Officials: Success in Afghanistan Important for Middle East

    02/13/2007 4:25:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 148+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2007 – Afghanistan is an important country in the Middle East, and engagement in the region is crucial to U.S. and NATO success there, a top Defense Department leader said in congressional testimony today. “It is important to remind ourselves that our involvement in Afghanistan should be viewed in a broader context, and not just simply our troop presence as a result of 9/11 and the place where the terrorists came from,” Mary Beth Long, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international affairs, said before the House Armed Services Committee. Long pointed out the important...
  • Gates: Historical Context Important When Considering Budget Requests

    02/07/2007 5:52:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 169+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2007 – Considering budget requests in their historical contexts is important when experiencing "sticker shock at their combined price tags," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee during testimony yesterday. Gates said that the funds requested this year, including the money needed to fight the global war on terror, total about $700 billion. These funds are needed to accomplish several objectives. The funds "will make the strategic investments necessary to modernize and recapitalize key capabilities in the armed forces," Gates said. They will also "sustain the all-volunteer military by reducing stress on...
  • Guantanamo Still Important, Relevant, Official Says

    01/10/2007 4:31:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 331+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2007 – The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, remains a valuable asset in the war on terror as a place to hold enemy combatants and a source of useful intelligence to prevent future terrorist attacks, a top Defense Department official said here today. “It’s important during a time of war to have a place where, number one, you can take people off the battlefield and not allow them to go back to the battlefield … but also, exploit intelligence that they may possess,” Charles Stimson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, said in...
  • Gates: Nothing More Important Than Succeeding in Iraq

    12/20/2006 3:41:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 304+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 20, 2006 -- Succeeding in Iraq is the Defense Department’s top priority, newly sworn-in Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, said here today. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is greeted at the aircraft by Gen. John Abizaid, center, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Gen. George Casey, commander Multinational Forces Iraq, upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 20, just two days after being sworn in as the 22nd secretary of defense. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby   '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I’m confident we can do so,” Gates said in a news briefing at...
  • "Red Alert for N(uke) Test" [Hint: MORE Important Than Foley]

    10/06/2006 10:24:04 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 95 replies · 2,127+ views
    Herald Sun, Australia (2 hours ago) ^ | 6 October 2006 | Herald Sun, Australia (2 hours ago)
    TOKYO - Japan is ready for North Korea to carry out its threatened nuclear test as soon as this weekend, officials said yesterday. Japanese Vice-Foreign Minister Shotaro Yachi, on a visit to Washington, said Pyongyang's resolve to test its first atom bomb should not be underestimated. "We discussed the possibility that the test would occur this weekend," Mr Yachi said after talks with US Deputy National Security Adviser Jack Crouch. North Korea issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would test a nuclear bomb, dramatically raising the stakes in its standoff with the US on its quest for atomic weapons....
  • Tajikistan Important to War on Terror, Rumsfeld Says

    07/10/2006 4:56:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 326+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, July 10, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met here today with the Tajikistani president and defense officials in an effort to foster an ongoing military-to-military relationship between Tajikistan and the United States. Tajikistani President Emomali Rahmonov (left) welcomes U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 10 before the two met to discuss defense issues. Photo by Staff Sgt. Gary Hilliard, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "Tajikistan is an important Central-Asian country. ... They've been very cooperative in the global war on terror and helpful since almost the beginning," Rumsfeld told...
  • Iraqi Airmen Important Part of Nation's Future

    04/24/2006 4:42:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, April 24, 2006 — Last week, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense marked the founding of the Iraqi Air Force. Seventy-five years ago, on April 22, 1931 at a small airport in the Washash neighborhood of Baghdad, five pilots and 32 aircraft mechanics officially became the Iraqi Air Force. Today’s Iraqi Air Force is an efficient and growing member of Iraq’s Joint Security Forces, making important contributions to the safety and liberty of the Iraqi people. The five operational squadrons of the Iraqi Air Force provide key reconnaissance and transportation support to Iraq’s civil and military security forces. One transport...
  • Iraq Reaches 'Important Milestone' in Forming Unity Government

    04/23/2006 3:39:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 948+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2006 – After months of deadlock, Iraq reached an "important milestone" in its journey toward democracy with an agreement on top leadership posts for a national unity government, President Bush said yesterday. The parliament elected a president, two vice presidents, a parliament speaker and two deputies yesterday. President Jalal Talabani then named Jawad al Maliki as prime minister-designate. "This agreement represents compromise and consensus among many different Iraqi groups and it came after months of patient negotiations," Bush said in a speech at the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento. "The agreement reflects the will of the...