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  • An American Descent Into Hell

    06/12/2011 11:32:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 6/12/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    It’s hard not to see the signs all around us that America has begun a cataclysmic downward spiral in finances and morality. It’s like watching a slow motion murderous wreck, all the while denying that it is actually occurring. I assure you, what is unfolding in the US now is all too real. It’s a reality that is about to smack Americans full frontal in the face and many will never even see it coming until it is way too late. It is hard for me to imagine how people cannot see what is happening in finances and in politics...
  • Come Home

    01/21/2008 10:43:33 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies · 95+ views
    YouTube Short Video ^ | 1/21/2008 | Revski
    Jesus of Nazareth died for our sins and lived a sacrificial life, dying on the cross to justify our sins. He invites all who will listen, to come home and live with him forever. Please invite Jesus into your heart today. He is real and dearly loves you. Revski o7jimmy
  • Deer Jumps into Car

    12/14/2007 11:36:25 AM PST · by evets · 48 replies · 296+ views
    KXXV-TV news channel 25 ^ | Dec 14, 2007 10:41 AM | John Doe
    LAMPASAS TX - Imagine driving down the street when suddenly, a deer leaps through a window into your car! That's exactly what happened to a woman in Lampasas this morning at 3rd and Porter. She had just dropped her children off at school and was driving down the street when the deer made its grand entrance.
  • Huge 'Launch Ring' To Fling Satellites Into Orbit

    10/03/2006 2:51:24 PM PDT · by blam · 84 replies · 1,969+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-3-2006 | David Shiga
    Huge 'launch ring' to fling satellites into orbit 16:00 03 October 2006 NewScientist.com news service David Shiga A ring of superconducting magnets fires a projectile off a ramp at 8 kilometres per second, fast enough to reach orbit (Artist’s conception: J Fiske/LaunchPoint) A cone-shaped shell would protect the payload during its passage through the atmosphere into space, and includes a rocket at the back end to adjust its trajectory (Illustration: J Fiske/LaunchPoint Technologies) An enormous ring of superconducting magnets similar to a particle accelerator could fling satellites into space, or perhaps weapons around the world, suggest the findings of a...
  • Sunnis Enraged As Iraq Prepares To Divide Itself Into Regions

    09/06/2006 6:09:13 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,762+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Sunnis enraged as Iraq prepares to divide itself into regions By Oliver Poole, Iraq Correspondent (Filed: 07/09/2006) The future of Iraq as a sovereign nation was thrown into jeopardy yesterday after a new law was introduced to parliament that would enable the break up of the country into semi-autonomous regions. If passed, a self-ruling Shia state is likely to emerge in the south, based on the autonomous region Kurds have already established in the north. It would not only be able to levy its own taxes and govern itself but, Shia politicians say, would have its own armed guards posted...
  • Help Get Our Candidate for the Texas Governorship Into the Debate

    08/06/2006 3:52:04 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 542+ views
    http://www.lp.org/ ^ | 8 5 06 | lp.org
    Out in Texas, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate James Werner is having trouble getting into a televised debate A href="http://www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2006/08/02/TopStories/Libertarian.Candidate.Wants.In.On.Debate-2142979.shtml?norewrite200608060649&sourcedomain=www.dailytexanonline.com">(The Daily Texan): Libertarian gubernatorial candidate James Werner is asking public broadcaster KERA to include him in the gubernatorial debate in October. The Texas Debates, coordinated by KERA-North Texas, Univision and The Dallas Morning News, excluded Werner because he didn't meet the established debate criteria as a major candidate. Public broadcaster KERA came up with some excuses for not including Werner in the debate, saying it wasn't because of his party affiliation, but his lack of "newsworthiness": "It really has to do with...
  • Recruits Processing Into Military Defy Misconceptions, Myths

    08/02/2006 4:47:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 664+ views
    FORT MEADE, Md., August 2, 2006 -- A step through the doors of the Military Entrance Processing Station here blows away the myths that the military is struggling to get enough recruits, dropping its standards to get those it does, or glossing over the fact that it’s recruiting into a wartime force. July 31 was the last day of a month in which all the services had already met their quotas for recruits. It was a relatively slow day at the station -- one of 65 dotting the country. Yet the station buzzed with activity as 102 men and women...
  • Lebanon Stares Into The Abyss

    07/16/2006 5:15:32 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 928+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-17-2006 | Tim Butcher - Harry de Quetteville- Alec Russell - Graeme Wilson
    Lebanon stares into the abyss By Tim Butcher in Beirut, Harry de Quetteville in Haifa, Alec Russell and Graeme Wilson in St Petersburg (Filed: 17/07/2006) Your view: Are Israel's military tactics justifiable? In pictures: Beirut under siege Tens of thousands of civilians, many on foot, fled southern Lebanon last night as Israeli forces appeared ready to launch a ground invasion. Tanks and armour were reported to be massing on the border and a reserve infantry division mobilised as the air force dropped leaflets warning residents to leave. "We recommend them to leave their homes and go to the north of...
  • Egypt arrests 6 Sudanese trying to cross into Israel, seek asylum

    05/26/2006 3:33:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 243+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 26/05/2006 | AP
    EL ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian police captured six Sudanese, including a one-year-old boy, who were trying to cross into Israel early Friday to seek asylum, a security official said. The six were arrested at dawn as they tried to get over the coil of barbed wire that marks the border in Egypt's northeast Sinai desert, said Brig. Gen. Adel Fawzi, the chief of the North Sinai criminal investigation department.
  • Risk Of Asteroid Smashing Into Earth Reduced (Apophis)

    05/22/2006 4:52:42 PM PDT · by blam · 70 replies · 1,512+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-22-2006 | Kelly Young
    Risk of asteroid smashing into Earth reduced 12:50 22 May 2006 NewScientist.com news service Kelly YoungThe asteroid's path through the solar system will bring it to close to Earth in 2029 (Image: JPL/NASA) The danger to Earth from an asteroid called Apophis, which once looked relatively likely to hit the Earth, appears to be waning. The odds of an Earth impact by Apophis in 2036 have now been reduced from 1 in 5500 to 1 in 24,000, following new radar measurements taken by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. On 6 May 2006, with the asteroid 42 million kilometres away,...
  • Bird Flu Strikes Fear Into Italy's Shoppers

    02/13/2006 5:50:08 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 374+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-14-2006 | Hilary Clarke
    Bird flu strikes fear into Italy's shoppers By Hilary Clarke (Filed: 14/02/2006) Poultry sales in Italy have plunged by more than 50 per cent after bird flu was discovered in a wild swan in Sicily last Friday. Amid the panic, one driver for a battery chicken farm who had lost his job killed his wife and daughter before cutting his own throat. Police believe Claudio Robello, 48, of Grezzano, near Verona, was tipped over the edge by being laid off because of falling sales. He killed his 44-year-old wife and 10-year-old daughter with a knife and hammer in a frenzied...
  • Police Inquiries Into Islamic Threat Must Improve, Says Clarke (UK)

    02/09/2006 6:30:22 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 271+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-10-2006 | Duncan Clarke
    Police inquiries into Islamic threat must improve, says Clarke By Duncan Gardham (Filed: 10/02/2006) Charles Clarke accepted yesterday that there had been a "lack of confidence" in the case against the radical cleric Abu Hamza and pledged to improve the way the police conducted investigations. The Home Secretary's remarks followed a claim by his predecessor, David Blunkett, that he had been accused by police and security services of exaggerating the threat posed by Hamza. The former imam of Finsbury Park Mosque in north London was jailed for seven years this week for incitement to murder, stirring up racial hatred and...
  • Chinese immigrant crosses into the blue

    01/25/2006 6:43:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 555+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Maj. Ann Knabe
    /20/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Six thousand miles away from her native country of China, Yi Liu knew she wanted to make a name for herself in America. She grew up in a small copper mining town in the province of Canton and immigrated to the United States in 2003. At the age of 21, she lived with her family in a “box-sized” apartment in San Francisco’s Chinatown. “I was thrilled to be in the United States,” said Airman 1st Class Yi Liu, who is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron “Grab and Go” flight kitchen. “We waited...
  • Former DNC performing Pinup girl wants back into U.S.

    01/24/2006 8:04:19 AM PST · by FreakingPsycho · 22 replies · 2,344+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 | CASEY WOODS
    Dorismar -- aka Dora Noemi Kerchen -- has been many things: Playboy Playmate, calendar pinup, performer at a Democratic National Convention party and purveyor of sophisticated soft-core videos inspired by Girls Gone Wild.
  • Pentagon Looks Into Recent Helicopter Crashes in Iraq

    01/17/2006 5:42:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 561+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2006 – The Pentagon is seeking answers as to why three U.S. helicopters have crashed in Iraq within the past two weeks, a senior Defense Department official said here today. "Is there a pattern? Certainly, in recent weeks three helicopters have gone down. Nothing has been ruled in or out in any of those three cases yet," DoD spokesman Lawrence Di Rita told Pentagon reporters. Twelve U.S. servicemembers and four civilians were killed as the result of three separate helicopter crashes that occurred in Iraq this month: Two U.S. soldiers died yesterday when their AH-64 Apache helicopter...
  • Neanderthal Man Floated Into Europe, Say Spanish Researchers

    01/16/2006 3:13:24 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,140+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-16-2006 | Giles Tremlett
    Neanderthal man floated into Europe, say Spanish researchers Giles Tremlett in Madrid Monday January 16, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Spanish investigators believe they may have found proof that neanderthal man reached Europe from Africa not just via the Middle East but by sailing, swimming or floating across the Strait of Gibraltar. Prehistoric remains of hunter-gatherer communities found at a site known as La Cabililla de Benzú, in the Spanish north African enclave of Ceuta, are remarkably similar to those found in southern Spain, investigators said. Stone tools at the site correspond to the middle palaeolithic period, when neanderthal man emerged,...
  • Raging Bulls charge into Iraq for the second time

    12/26/2005 9:57:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 513+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 26, 2005 | Maj. Eric R. Dent
    AL ASAD AIRFIELD, Iraq (Dec. 26, 2005) -- Marines and sailors poured from the back of assault helicopters to a familiar place last week as Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (Reinforced) returned to western Iraq prepared to assist in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For many of the “Raging Bull” aircrew and maintainers, the airfield at Al Asad is quite familiar. Nearly half of the squadron’s Marines operated at the sprawling Iraqi air base for nearly seven months last year. The composite squadron is currently deployed as the aviation combat element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). While in...
  • Griffins soar Iraqi soldiers into battle

    12/21/2005 4:55:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 21, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq -- The Fighting Griffins of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 are witnessing a change in their mission as they provide tactical mobility and logistical support to the ground combat element in Iraq. More and more, the squadron’s missions focus on moving Iraqi soldiers in support of anti-insurgent operations along the frontlines of the battle. While participating in Operation Moonlight, Dec. 19, the Griffins flew Iraqi forces from the 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, along with their Marine advisors from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, in support of large-scale operations east of Ubaydi, in western Anbar province. Operation...
  • Race Riot Fears Turns Bondi Into No-Go Zone (Sydney)

    12/16/2005 6:25:11 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,171+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2005 | Nick Squires
    Race riot fears turn Bondi into no-go zone By Nick Squires In Sydney (Filed: 17/12/2005) Australian police warned visitors to stay away from Bondi and other famous beaches in Sydney this weekend amid fears of another flare-up of race violence between gangs of white and Middle Eastern youths. The warning, unprecedented in a country in which the beach forms a central part of the national psyche, extended to two other cities in New South Wales. A young surfer carries her board outside a Sydney surf club Bondi was declared a virtual no-go zone for the weekend, along with other popular...
  • Old Iraqi Air Base Morphs Into Triple Training Facility

    12/09/2005 5:16:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 405+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Elaine Eliah
    KUT, Iraq, Dec. 9, 2005 – With its 9,800-foot runway, one of Saddam Hussein's premier air bases was in Kut, Iraq, near the Tigris River midway between Baghdad and Kuwait. Today, the coalition defense team has commandeered the base's strategic position. The U.S. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence contracted with ECC International a year ago to build an Iraqi police cadet academy at Kut. With Iraq's training needs critical to the U.S. mission's eventual completion, the site has morphed into a triple training facility. Recruits for the Department of Border Enforcement have now begun training at Kut, as have...
  • Communications battalion transforms into combat team for convoy operations

    12/07/2005 3:07:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 723+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Dec. 6, 2005) -- Marines from Force Protection Platoon, 8th Communications Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Headquarters Group, II MEF (FWD), prove on a daily basis they are not just communication savvy. These 26 men, who are at the tip of the spear behind the armored metal of military vehicles, provide much more than their communication ability; they easily transform into a lethal combat team for convoy operations. On a day where many Marines and sailors enjoyed a warm Thanksgiving dinner aboard Camp Fallujah, Marines from Force Protection Platoon traveled through the streets of Fallujah to an...
  • A Skunk Walks Into A Bar. . .

    12/06/2005 2:36:09 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 1,136+ views
    Science News Online ^ | Aimee Cunningham
    Week of Dec. 3, 2005 Vol. 168, No. 23 , p. 362 A Skunk Walks into a Bar . . .Fighting beer's fouler flavors Aimee Cunningham Beer brewing is among the tastiest of chemical experiments. Problem is, the reactions that begin with the first manipulations of the barley grain don't stop once the beer is in the bottle. The dynamic molecular world in all stored brews continues to alter flavors, sometimes overshadowing the tastes that a beer drinker loves with other flavors so offensive that they're likened to skunk spray and cardboard. From the moment that brewing begins until the...
  • Aurora, Ill. Marine gets wired into the Corps

    11/17/2005 9:48:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2005) -- Lance Cpl. Grant A. Paschali, a native of Aurora, Ill., spent his childhood playing with G.I. Joes and camping in the woods. He had a BB gun and knife collection and wore camouflage clothes, so it wasn’t a big surprise when he joined the Marine Corps seven days after his 19th birthday. Since he left for Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif., Paschali has been living his childhood dream, and found the reality of life in the military to be a gratifying experience. “I’ve always been in shape, and...
  • Steel Curtain Troops Move Into Ubaydi

    11/14/2005 3:50:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 416+ views
    CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq, Nov. 14, 2005 – Iraqi army soldiers and U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors with Regimental Combat Team 2 began a new phase of Operation Steel Curtain today by entering the town of Ubaydi. Ubaydi, located on the banks of the Euphrates River, is only 20 km from the Syrian border, and was the site of Operation Matador in May. Insurgent fighters have been battling with Iraqi and coalition forces since the operation began at dawn. Coalition air strikes hit five targets while insurgents were engaging coalition forces with small-arms fire. Preliminary reports indicate an estimated 25...
  • 'Woman Of Mass Destruction' Jibe Turns Into Catfight (Miller - Dowd)

    11/12/2005 4:50:55 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 2,189+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-13-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    'Woman of Mass Destruction' jibe turns into catfight By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 13/11/2005) It has erupted into one of the great catfights of American journalism: Judith Miller, the veteran reporter who went to jail because she refused to reveal a source's name, and Maureen Dowd, her equally outspoken long-term colleague on the New York Times. The pencil-thin Miller, who quit the newspaper last week after being criticised by her editors, has launched a fightback after being denounced by Dowd. Veteran reporter Judith Miller: 'My conscience is clear' In an article entitled "Woman of Mass Destruction", the flame-haired columnist...
  • Steel Curtain Operations Move Into Karabilah

    11/10/2005 3:18:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 453+ views
    CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2005 – Iraqi and U.S. forces began clearing-and-holding operations in the city of Karabilah, about two kilometers east of Husaybah, as Operation Steel Curtain entered its sixth day, officials said here today. The new phase of is intended to set conditions for a permanent security presence within the city. Patrols and targeted raids are also being conducted in Husaybah, where the operation was first launched Nov. 5, to root out any remaining al Qaeda in Iraq-led terrorists. Intelligence indicates some terrorists might have abandoned Husaybah once Iraqi and U.S. forces began clearing that city...
  • Waterspout Taps Into An Old Spring Of Republicanism (Ireland - England)

    10/28/2005 5:42:28 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2005 | Tom Peterkin
    Waterspout taps into an old spring of republicanism By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 29/10/2005) An apparently innocuous waterspout given to a small market town after it suffered from crop failure would appear to be an unlikely symbol of English colonial oppression. But plans to restore a 19th century limestone well in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, have re-ignited ancient Anglo-Irish animosities. A £27,000 proposal to refurbish the spout and reinstate a plaque commemorating the "unparalleled benevolence of the English nation to the poor of Ireland" has outraged republicans, still smarting from the treatment of Irish peasants during the Great Famine of...
  • Terror Cell 'Smuggled Missiles Into Europe'

    10/28/2005 5:25:24 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 717+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2005 | Henry Samuel
    Terror cell 'smuggled missiles into Europe' By Henry Samuel in Paris (Filed: 29/10/2005) An Islamic terror cell has smuggled two surface-to-air missiles into Europe in a plot to shoot down planes at one of France's main airports, it was claimed yesterday. French and Algerian extremists with links to al-Qa'eda bought the Russian SA-18 Grouse missiles from Chechens in 2002 and smuggled them via Georgia and Turkey, according to French anti-terror sources quoted in Le Figaro. Both missiles and several of the extremists are reportedly still at large. French anti-terrorism investigators learned of the missile terror plan while interrogating a Jordanian...
  • Team Quickly Turns Old Fort Into Detention Facility

    10/21/2005 6:15:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 475+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Elaine Eliah
    SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2005 – Take a design engineer, a project manager and a construction company. Drop them into Iraq's mountainous north and hand them a "mission, impossible": Turn a relic of an old military fort into an internment facility ready to receive 1,000 detainees within eight weeks. That's the task that faced the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence and contractor ECC International. "We and our contract partner were up to the challenge," said Tom Russell, AFCEE's director of worldwide installation support. The team got the order to proceed in August, but the challenge began months earlier, when...
  • Alaska anti-gun-control law goes into effect Wednesday

    10/16/2005 1:47:00 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 177 replies · 3,415+ views
    http://www.helenair.com ^ | 10/15/05 | MATT VOLZ
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Starting Wednesday, a new anti-gun-control law in Alaska will allow handgun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit in the seven Alaska cities where permits are now required. Gun owners will be allowed to keep their firearms in their vehicle, even if the car is parked on private property where the owner has a no-gun policy. And, some police chiefs say, local ordinances that ban guns from public buildings such as city halls will no longer be enforceable. Alaska’s new law forbids municipalities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state law. The National...
  • U.S. Supreme Court wades into Michigan dispute over wetlands [property rights]

    10/12/2005 9:28:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies · 741+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | October 12, 2005 | Michael McGough
    Accepting the appeal of a Michigan developer who has become a hero to the property-rights movement, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday said it will decide whether the federal government has the authority to regulate wetlands miles away from a river or other waterway. The justices will decide whether John Rapanos, a grandfather in his 70s, was within his rights when he filled in wetlands on his property without a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Rapanos had hoped to build a shopping center on his land. They must decide whether to sustain $13 million in civil fines...
  • 30,000 (African) Migrants 'Ready To Force Way Into Europe'

    10/12/2005 6:44:09 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 799+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-13-2005 | David Rennie
    30,000 migrants 'ready to force way into Europe' By David Rennie in Luxembourg (Filed: 13/10/2005) Up to 30,000 African migrants are determined to reach Europe through Spain, a senior European Union official warned yesterday. The figure, based on reports by European intelligence agencies, dwarfs the crowds of desperate migrants already seen storming Spain's two north African enclaves bordering Morocco. Franco Frattini, the EU justice commissioner, sounded the alarm at a meeting of ministers from all 25 member governments in Luxembourg. He also launched a radical scheme under which the EU will pay African governments to offer better treatment to would-be...
  • Soldiers ride Warhorse into Al Anbar

    10/11/2005 6:02:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 462+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 11, 2005) -- In the final weeks of their deployment, the “Warhorse” lifted the “Blue Devils” into Al Anbar province in support of security and stabilization operations. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, were flown to a forward location by the rotors and Marines of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, Sept. 21. The squadron officially ended it's deployment with a transfer of authority ceremony Sept. 30. The squadron was relieved by HMH-466. The Blue Devils of 3/504 PIR were deployed to the area to assist with security and stabilization efforts in...
  • Musharraf Vows To Turn Fighting Talk Into Action

    08/12/2005 6:33:41 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 517+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-13-2005 | Ahmed Rashid
    Musharraf vows to turn fighting talk into action By Ahmed Rashid (Filed: 13/08/2005) It took six years in the making but when it came it was still an unexpected summons. For during that time I have been refused an interview with President Pervez Musharraf and for the past two years not even invited to his press conferences. In a quarter of a century as a journalist I have never had a problem meeting a Pakistani head of state. After September 2001 and the success of my book Taliban I met many western leaders and foreign ministers. President Musharraf: charming But,...
  • Mofaz Tells Cabinet: Strella Missiles Smuggled Into Gaza

    03/27/2005 11:10:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 493+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 27, '05 | staff
    Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told a Cabinet meeting early Sunday that it was likely that the Palestinians have successfully smuggled Strella missiles into Gaza. Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz told a Cabinet meeting early Sunday that it was likely that the Palestinians have successfully smuggled Strella missiles into Gaza. Strella missiles have the ability to shoot down aircraft from a distance of two miles, using a sensing device that detects the heat given off by a jet plane. A Strella missile fired by Muslim terrorists narrowly missed shooting down an El Al civilian flight over Kenya in 2002. Defining the recent...
  • Hamas Victory Rally Erupts Into Shootout (supporters of the rival Fatah faction opened fire)

    01/29/2005 1:47:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 432+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/29/05
    Hamas Victory Rally Erupts Into Shootout 57 minutes ago Palestinians chant Islamic slogans, as they participate in a Hamas movement rally in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, Saturday Jan. 29, 2005. The Islamic group won an overwhelming victory in local elections in 10 Gaza towns, in a setback for the Fatah Party of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. The Hamas victory reflected widespread support in Gaza for the movement, which provides welfare, schools and kindergartens to the impoverished residents of the territory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) JERUSALEM - A political rally by the militant Palestinian group Hamas turned violent Saturday, as...
  • Copter Crashes Into Potomac

    01/11/2005 12:35:54 PM PST · by crushelits · 29 replies · 1,298+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, January 11, 2005 | Allan Lengel, Martin Weil and Fred Barbash
    Copter Crashes in River; 2 Die Craft Hit Something, Survivor Tells Rescuers Authorities resumed their search this morning for one of two crew members who police said died when a medical evacuation helicopter crashed into the Potomac River late last night near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Firefighters and police rescued one man from the water and recovered a single body just after the helicopter went down shortly after 11 p.m. several hundred yards off the National Harbor development in Prince George's County. Authorities said they believed a third crew member, whose body has not been recovered, was dead. The...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • Is Israel's Security Barrier Unique?

    11/16/2004 5:10:49 AM PST · by stevejackson · 57 replies · 1,366+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 16, 2004 | Ben Thein
    On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Israel's security barrier was a violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. Eleven days later, the United Nations General Assembly voted 150-6 to condemn Israel and demand removal of the barrier. All twenty-five members of the European Union supported the motion.[1] The EU position would not have been so offensive had it not then undertaken an act of stunning hypocrisy. In August 2004, the EU put out tenders for companies to construct a European separation fence to prevent migration into the EU from countries excluded from...
  • Man Survives Jump Into Lion's Den (Darwin Award prospect)

    11/03/2004 8:45:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,040+ views
    Local6.com ^ | 4:59 pm EST November 3, 2004 | staff
    A man was attacked and injured after jumping into a lion's den at the Taipei Zoo and trying to convert the lions to Christianity. The 46-year-old man leaped into the den of African lions and shouted "Jesus will save you," according to the report. He also said, "Come bite me" before one of the male lions attacked and bit the man.
  • Boston Mayor Might Ban Alcohol During World Series(College Student Was Killed After Riots)

    10/22/2004 9:53:49 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 49 replies · 1,328+ views
    aolnews ^ | 10-22-04 | GREG SUKIENNIK,
    BOSTON (Oct. 22) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he was considering banning alcohol sales near Fenway Park during the World Series, following rowdy celebrations of the Red Sox's league championship that turned deadly when a police officer shot a projectile into a crowd. Menino planned to meet with bar and nightclub owners on Friday and also said he would press universities to expel students found guilty of criminal conduct in the melee. "Since people won't accept responsibility, I, as mayor, will take it into my own hands," Menino said. Emerson College student Victoria Snelgrove, 21, died on Thursday, hours...
  • Lebanon Loses Again

    09/05/2004 11:58:14 AM PDT · by forty_years · 543+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | September 5, 2004
    Ah, the travails of a tiny country caught at the crossroads of greater powers. Sound familiar? Lithuania? Armenia? Israel? There have been so many holocausts that we could easily pick one out of a hat and discuss it. But because of recent developments in Damascus and Beirut, we’ll discuss Lebanon today. In a move I found quite surprising, the U.N. Security Council voted Friday in, support for a free and fair electoral process in Lebanon's upcoming presidential election, conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence. The new U.N. resolution also called for, the restoration of...
  • Al-Sadr to Disband Militia, Leave Imam Ali Mosque

    08/18/2004 9:30:29 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 84 replies · 5,615+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | August 18, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    BREAKING NEWS: al-Sadr to Disband Militia, Leave Imam Ali Mosque By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 18, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Threatened with an imminent raid of the Imam Ali mosque in Najaf by Iraqi forces, radical Islamist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has agreed to disband his militia, vacate the mosque, and "enter into the mainstream political process." Pressure has been building against al-Sadr for quite some time now. The power-hungry cleric has been stirring up trouble in Najaf, Karbala, and Baghdad since early April. On May 21, over 2,000 Iraqis held a demonstration in the city of Karbala insisting that al-Sadr and...
  • Deer hunters pump $1.2 billion into economy

    12/07/2003 8:54:31 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 593+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | December 1, 2003 | Edward L. Cardenas
    <p>Neal Easterbrook considers himself lucky for the number of deer he brought back to his Shelby Township home and the time spent with family during this year's hunting season.</p> <p>Easterbrook, who went hunting with his brother and father in Michigan's Thumb, bagged a 7-point buck and two does during the 15-day firearm season that concluded Sunday.</p>
  • Iraqi wedding celebration turns into gun battle

    09/18/2003 11:54:26 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 830+ views
    ananova.com ^ | 9 18 03 | ananova
    Ananova: Iraqi wedding celebration turns into gun battle US soldiers have killed a 14-year-old Iraqi boy and injured six others after hearing gunfire which was part of a wedding celebration. Neighbours in Fallujah said the incident started after wedding guests fired guns into the air to celebrate. A passing US military patrol opened fire believing it was under attack. Adel Hmood said the Americans opened fire in a circle around themselves. He said the dead boy was on his way to buy cigarettes when he was killed. Bullet holes in homes and buildings in the area suggested there was heavy...
  • Saudi beheaded for smuggling marijuana into kingdom

    09/14/2003 10:27:49 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 894+ views
    Canada.com ^ | 9.14.03 | Canadian Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - A Saudi drug trafficker was beheaded Sunday, a Ministry of Interior statement said. Dhaher bin Thamer al-Shimry was convicted of smuggling marijuana into the kingdom, the statement said. Al-Shimry was beheaded in the eastern province of Hafr al-Baten, bringing the number of beheadings in the kingdom this year to 41, most of them drug traffickers. At least 49 people were beheaded last year. This conservative Gulf country follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which people convicted of drug trafficking, murder, rape and armed robbery are executed. Beheadings are carried out with a sword in...
  • Miami Journalist gets 'Chipped' Implantable-ID Company puts Product into Science Writer

    04/29/2003 5:17:04 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 12 replies · 285+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com ^ | 4/29/03 | Sherrie Gossett
    Applied Digital Solutions, maker of implantable identification chips for humans, is ramping up a new media blitz with the "chipping" of a reporter and unveiling yesterday in London of a new temperature-sensing microchip. Meanwhile, a June deadline looms for the financially troubled company to pay off a $30 million IBM loan. Applied Digital Solutions (NASDAQ: ADSX) of West Palm Beach, Fla., maker of the implantable VeriChip, coined the term "getting chipped" as part of a marketing campaign that attracted worldwide coverage. It culminated last May when 8 individuals were chipped. The VeriChip is an injectable radio-frequency identification chip marketed for...
  • Mugabe's Wife To Move Into White Couple's Farm

    08/19/2002 5:24:25 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 529+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8-20-2002 | Peta Thornycroft
    Mugabe's wife to move into white couple's farm By Peta Thornycroft (Filed: 20/08/2002) Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, has chosen the white-owned farm she wants and has ordered its elderly owners and residents off the land, it emerged yesterday. Grace Mugabe Mrs Mugabe has picked the Iron Mask Estate, 30 miles north west of Harare, which belongs to John and Eva Matthews, both in their seventies. The couple abandoned their home at the weekend. According to residents on the farm, Mrs Mugabe and a high-powered entourage visited the property last week, said she would be moving in shortly and told...
  • Stock Rally Runs Into Sand

    07/30/2002 3:33:14 AM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 146+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 7-30-2002 | Gerrard Raven
    Stock Rally Runs Into Sand Tue Jul 30, 6:01 AM ET By Gerrard Raven LONDON (Reuters) - A spectacular stock market rally shuddered to a halt in Europe on Tuesday, leaving investors divided over whether the tide has finally turned on the grimmest bear run for decades. But with Wall Street staging a dizzying revival overnight, the dollar pushed ahead to erase more of its recent losses. The 24 hours before European markets opened had provided investors despairing at their dwindling fortunes with the recently elusive elixir of hope. The FTSE Eurotop 300 index ended Monday 5.9 percent higher, its...