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  • Ukraine crisis: Crimea parliament asks to join Russia

    03/06/2014 2:47:48 AM PST · by Zajko · 102 replies
    BBC ^ | 6th March 2014 | BBC
    <p>MPs in the southern Ukrainian region of Crimea have voted to formally become part of the Russian Federation.</p> <p>Parliament said the decision would be put to the Crimean people for their verdict in a referendum on 16 March.</p> <p>Crimea, whose population is mostly Russian, has been at the centre of tensions following the fall of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.</p>
  • 57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs

    10/04/2013 12:55:53 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 139 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-4-2013 | ASHE SCHOW
    Fifty-seven House Democrats have broken ranks with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer to vote with Republicans to fund parts of the government like veterans programs, national parks and the National Institutes of Health. Sixteen of those Democrats voted for all six targeted appropriations bills, introduced at the behest of House Speaker John Boehner, including measures to fund the National Guard and Reserve, NIH, national parks, the District of Columbia and two separate votes for veterans programs. (The House of Representatives voted twice to restore funding for veterans programs, once Oct. 1 and a second time Oct....
  • RightMessage.org

    02/03/2013 11:17:45 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 2 replies
    RightMessage ^ | 2/3/13 | me
    Anyone on FB who is linked with the EIB should have received this. It is another new way of bringing together conservatives, another think tank (no such thing as too many). I have shared it on my FB, now I would like to share it with my fellow FReepers. I looked at every bit and cranny before signing up. "And Now A Word From Our Readers… (RightMessage Mailbag)"....you sign up and email them your thoughts (if I remember correctly it's 150 words max). They will choose emails, post them and respond, as well as others who are members. This is...
  • New ACORN Groups Join SEIU's Economic Terrorism Campaign Against Lenders, Governments

    07/24/2011 10:37:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/24/11 | Matthew Vadum
    Newly created ACORN front groups across America have signed on to SEIU’s economic terrorism and sabotage campaign. ACORN, long associated with President Obama, is participating in the disruptive campaign through its newly renamed state chapters. Mortgage and student loan strikes, crippling bank boycotts, intimidation, and who knows what else are all on the agenda. I reported on the emergence of the “new” ACORN groups in my new book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers. Although ACORN filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy last Election Day, its state chapters have been quietly restructuring under...
  • Marine Corps Resource for Parents and Mentors

    03/29/2011 3:39:30 PM PDT · by lifeasamarine1 · 1 replies
    Militaryspot.com ^ | 7/21/2010 | Lance Cpl. Jolene Cooper
    7/21/2010 By Lance Cpl. Jolene Cooper, Marine Corps Recruiting Command MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.- Marine Corps Recruiting Command launched a new web page www.lifeasamarine.com on Monday. The Web page allows parents, teachers, coaches and others to communicate about their experiences with the Marine Corps. The site may be especially useful for parents who have concerns about their son or daughter joining the Marine Corps. Anyone is able to access and browse this Web site, but those who sign up on the site will have the opportunity to upload photos, videos and stories about how the Marine Corps has impacted...
  • Kansas Seeks to Join Anti-Obamacare Suit, Bringing the # of States Challenging the Law to 26

    01/13/2011 9:46:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    volokh.com ^ | 1/14/11 | Ilya Somin
    The state of Kansas recently asked to join the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Obama health care plan filed by 20 state governments and the National Federation of Independent Business. Ohio, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are also seeking to join the multistate lawsuit, while Virginia and Oklahoma have filed separate challenges to the law. That brings the total number of state governments litigating against the plan to twenty-six. We now have a historically unprecedented situation where a majority of state governments are challenging the constitutionality of a major recently passed federal law. In our two hundred year history of constitutional...
  • Carter, Robinson join anti-settler protest in Sheikh Jarrah

    10/22/2010 12:59:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 10/22/10 | Melanie Lidman
    Former US president Jimmy Carter joined several hundred protesters in the weekly anti-settlement demonstration in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Friday. Carter was joined by Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights. Carter addressed the crowd, stating that he does not believe that destroying houses or evicting families from homes they have inhabited for generations are just actions that can lead to peace. He praised the Sheikh Jarrah protesters and said that he hoped their struggle would soon bear fruit. (Snip) On Thursday, Carter and a delegation of influential
  • Join Obama in honoring the dead (Barf)

    11/09/2009 4:45:22 PM PST · by cweese · 24 replies · 588+ views
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | November 9, 2009 | Austin Pravda editors
    Join Obama in honoring the dead Editorial Board Monday, November 09, 2009 President Barack Obama will be front and center at Fort Hood today to honor those killed and wounded in last Thursday's attack on unarmed soldiers preparing to deploy. That's where the commander in chief ought to be, and those who perpetrate division, anger and suspicion should have enough respect for the dead, the wounded and their families to let up for a bit. The din that followed the Fort Hood shooting was to be expected. Criticism of the nation's leader is nothing new, but in the information age,...
  • ZOGBY SURVEY asking if I think Bush is to blame for the current economy.

    09/16/2009 1:54:51 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 11 replies · 1,700+ views
    ZOGBY ^ | 9-16-09
    TAKE THIS SURVEY... Send someone an email invitation to join the Zogby panel. They will get an email with this link ... http://interactive.zogby.com/pollregistration/registration/index.cfm ... asking them to join our online panel.
  • Thousands Take Part in America Supports You Freedom Walk

    09/09/2007 12:29:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2007 – In the shadow of the Washington Monument and under the watchful eyes of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, some 8,000 participants gathered at the National Mall here to walk in the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk. Participants in the America Supports You National Freedom Walk arrive at the Pentagon, Sept. 9, 2007. The third annual walk started at the Lincoln Memorial. Defense Department photo by John Harrington Photography   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. America Supports You, a Defense Department program that connects citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families,...
  • Hundreds of Ramadi Residents Join Iraqi Police

    01/11/2007 4:28:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 384+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2007 – After three days of screening, about 400 Iraqi citizens out of more than 600 applicants got their wish to become Iraqi police officers recently in Ramadi, Iraq. They were transported to Jordan Jan. 8 for a five-week training course. A year ago, a murderous intimidation campaign prevented local Iraqis from enlisting in Ramadi. This kept recruiting numbers for police at insignificant levels, according to Multinational Corps Iraq officials. That has changed, more than 1,000 enlisted in the police force last month, and more than 800 are expected to enlist in Anbar Province this month,...
  • Oxford Archaeologists Want To Join Studies On Iran's Salt Men

    09/30/2006 9:40:31 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 774+ views
    Payvand ^ | 9-27-2006
    Oxford archaeologists want to join studies on Iran's salt men TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Mehr News Agency) -- The director of an archaeological team working at the Chehrabad Salt Mine in the Hamzehlu region near Zanjan said that a group of Oxford University archaeologists is interested in participating in the study on the salt men found at the mine. "A group of Oxford University archaeologists has prepared a plan, asking to participate in the study, and the Center for Archaeological Research is investigating the plan," Abolfazl Aali told the Persian service of CHN on Wednesday "The archaeologists will be invited to...
  • America Supports You: German Officer Hopes to Join U.S. Marines

    08/15/2006 7:14:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,040+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2006 -- A German army officer who has donated money to a group affiliated with DoD’s America Supports You organization plans to take a more personal role in confronting global terrorism. German 1st. Lt. Jens Praetzas visits the gravesite of U.S. Army Capt. John R. Teal at Arlington National Cemetery Aug. 14. This is Praetzas' first visit to the U.S. He is an active member of Operation AC, which started out as a way to send air conditioners to deployed troops and has evolved into a non-profit charity organization designed to send care packages to deployed...
  • 550 Active-Duty Soldiers Join Wildfire Fight in Washington State

    08/14/2006 5:58:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 194+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2006 – Some 550 active-duty soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., will be conducting a different kind of firefight in the days ahead: helping control wildfires that have burned more than 83,000 acres in Washington’s Okanogan and Wenatchee national forests. Task Force Blaze, made up of many Fort Lewis units, boarded buses today after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld gave the green light to the mission, which is expected to last about two months, according to Army Maj. Cathy Wilkinson, a 1st Corps plans and operations officer. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, requested the deployment...
  • Mom's a recruit (Mother of four follows son into boot camp; first 40+ Arizona woman to join)

    07/29/2006 11:04:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 4,426+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    When Laurie-Ann Fuca told loved ones she was planning to become a soldier, some doubled over and laughed until their stomachs hurt. They hooted that she'd never pass the physical at her age, that she'd wilt without luxuries like manicures and martinis. No one's laughing now at the 41-year-old Tucson soccer mom, who is making history as the first Arizona woman to join the Army past her 40th birthday. The mother of four leaves for boot camp Monday, three weeks after her eldest son, a 19-year-old soldier, was sent to Iraq. Until recently, the scenario would have been impossible. But...
  • CA: Meal aid hits new high: Half of state public school students join program

    07/18/2006 12:27:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,537+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/18/06 | Andrew Becker
    More than half of California's K-12 public education students enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs last year, the first time that the majority of youngsters were approved for assistance, according to state and federal officials. California was one of a dozen states where the majority of students were certified for such programs, said Jean Daniel, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman. In Contra Costa, almost a third of all students signed up for the federally subsidized lunch and breakfast programs, the third school year in a row the county has seen an increase in the percentage of students. Nearly...
  • Iraqi Naval Officers Join Coalition Leaders at CO's Conference

    06/12/2006 5:53:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    NORTH PERSIAN GULF (NNS) -- Seven Iraqi naval officers became the first Iraqis to participate in a Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1 Commanding Officers' Conference here, June 6. Every month, the COs of CTG 158.1, comprised of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, as well as Royal British and Australian navy leaders, assemble to discuss issues pertaining to the protection of the Iraqi oil terminals, training of Iraqi naval forces and the security of the maritime environment. “It allows the commanding officers of all the units who are conducting maritime security operations (MSO) up here to express some of their concerns...
  • Israeli Naval Forces Will Join NATO Exercise for First Time

    05/30/2006 8:11:33 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 49 replies · 911+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 19:40 May 30, '06 / 3 Sivan 5766 | Scott Shiloh
    Israeli Naval Forces Will Join NATO Exercise for First Time 19:40 May 30, '06 / 3 Sivan 5766 by Scott Shiloh For the first time since its founding in 1949, NATO will fully integrate Israeli Naval forces into a miltary exercise that will take place next month in the Black Sea. Ahead of the exercise, eight ships belonging to the NATO Southern Command docked Monday morning at Haifa port. The ships form part of a rapid deployment force and will remain in Haifa until June 4. The ships arrived as part of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue, a program set up with...
  • (European) Banks Join Curbs On Iran

    05/22/2006 6:05:12 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 253+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-23-3006 | Alec Russell
    Banks join US curbs on Iran By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 23/05/2006) The Bush administration has persuaded four of Europe's largest banks to start breaking off contacts with Iran as Washington pushes for anti-Iranian sanctions by "the back door", it emerged yesterday. Citing anti-terrorist laws the United States Treasury and the State Department are strengthening their efforts for banks in the Middle East, America and Europe to cut their links with Iran. President Ahmadinejad's regime is being hit with ‘smart sanctions’ Banks with branches and headquarters on US soil have in the past faced huge fines for dealing with...
  • 'Connect and Join' Announces America Supports You Membership

    05/19/2006 7:18:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 192+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md., May 19, 2006 – America Supports You welcomed a new corporate team member today during the Joint Service Open House here for Armed Forces Day weekend. The Connect and Join booth, part of the Joint Service Open House held at Andrews Air Force Base, offered some projects suggested on its Web site. Lindsey Stinger helps her daughter, Grace, 3, with a piece of sand art. Her other daughter, Caroline, 5 (left) and two sons, Jack, 8, and Michael, 5 (far right) also enjoyed peeling paper shapes off large sticker sheets and applying colored sand...
  • Grads Join Iraqi Police Ranks, Support Blood Drive

    05/19/2006 5:03:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 2nd Lt. Alexander Callahan
    Iraqi police officers conduct drill and ceremony during an Iraqi police graduation at the Imam Police Academy in Najaf, Iraq, May 18, 2006. U.S. Army photo Grads Join Iraqi Police Ranks, Support Blood Drive U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were on hand to witness the graduation ceremony. By U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Alexander Callahan 2nd Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Divison FORWARD OPERATING BASE DUKE, Iraq, May 19, 2006 — The Imam Ali Police Academy in Najaf hosted a graduation ceremony May 18, inducting more than 280 new...
  • Iraqis line up to join Iraqi Army in latest recruiting drive

    05/10/2006 4:28:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 278+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 9, 2006 | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    FERRIS, Iraq (May 9, 2006) -- Dozens of Iraqi men waited outside an Iraqi Police station here at the break of dawn to enlist and serve their country, May 8. Marines from I Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, provided logistical and security support during an Iraqi Army recruiting drive. It was overseen by Iraqi policemen. It was part of a recruiting drive to bring Iraqis from the outskirts of Fallujah to the Iraqi Army. A similar drive held nearly two months ago inside Fallujah brought in more than 800 men. Lance Cpl. Michael Betancourt, an...
  • CA: GOP, Democratic legislators join governor to promote bond issues (SGP)

    05/09/2006 9:36:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 279+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/9/06 | John Marelius
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a bipartisan delegation of legislative leaders flew around the state yesterday to promote the $37.3 billion public works bond package approved last week for the November ballot. “When I ran for governor, people always said it would be impossible to bring Democrats and Republicans together,” the Republican governor told an airport news conference in San Diego. “But we've proven again that we can come together.” Schwarzenegger highlighted school construction money that would go to San Diego if the education component of the package is approved in the November election. “For San Diego, this means that for...
  • More than 300 Fallujan men brave danger to join police force

    05/05/2006 4:06:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 407+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 1st Lt. Nathan Braden
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 5, 2006) -- More than 300 Fallujan men stepped forward to be Iraqi police recruits during a three-day recruiting drive here, despite a homicide bomber attack and the threat of additional violence. The goal of the recruiting drive was to sign-up 300 Iraqi police recruits, however, the drive ended yesterday with 348 men accepted out of 402 screened applicants. “Our first mission was to ensure we got 300 successful applicants from the drive,” said Staff Sgt. Lamont L. Hall, the 33-year-old operations chief for the Police Transition Team assigned to the Fallujah Police District. “The second mission...
  • DoD to Join Re-review of Ports Issue, Official Says

    02/28/2006 4:20:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2006 – The Defense Department will participate in a re-review of a slated acquisition of shipping terminal operations at six major U.S. ports by a United Arab Emirates-owned firm, a senior Pentagon official said here today. It's too early to say, DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters, which department representatives would work with the re-review that's to be conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. DoD elements were part of the first review also. Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirates government, bought British-owned ports operator Peninsular and Oriental Steam...
  • New Graduates Ready to Join Afghan Workforce

    02/24/2006 3:53:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 241+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Spc. Jon H. Arguello
    In addition to their graduation certificates, students leave with a starter kit of supplies or tools needed to work in their respective fields. QALAT, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2006 — More than 30 students graduated from a basic computer class at a new vocational school Jan. 18 at the Qalat Provincial Reconstruction Team base in Zabul Province. "The Qalat [Provincial Reconstruction Team] believes this vocational school is moving the Afghan work force forward. There is a … willingness from the youth of Zabul Province (to take) a substantial interest in the future of themselves as well as Afghanistan." U.S. Army Lt....
  • Texas Students Join Fight Against Landmines in Cambodia (Cambodia to send de-miners to Sudan)

    02/20/2006 3:22:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/09/06
    Texas Students Join Fight Against Landmines in CambodiaThu Feb 9, 10:56 AM ET To: State and Assignment Desks Contact: Kathi McGuire of People to People International, 972-359-8807 or ptpi-l.i.f.e@comcast.net; Web: http://www.ptpi.org Princess Diana wore a Halo Trust bulletproof jacket during a visit to a landmine field in Huambo, Angola, in January 1997. File photo by JOSE MANUAL RIBEIRO. ALLEN, Texas, Feb. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In a country slightly smaller than the state of Oklahoma, millions of citizens face a daily threat of death or serious injury from a weapon that is impossible to see. An average of 850 victims,...
  • Former NFL Players Join Troops in Iraq for Super Bowl XL

    02/07/2006 4:38:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 553+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce, USA
    Former NFL players Keith Byars (left) and Bryan Cox sign posters for waiting soldiers at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers viewing Super Bowl XL live at 2 a.m. local time yesterday were joined by an entourage of traveling football players at Forward Operating Base Speicher here. New England Patriots running back Keith Byars, who played in Super Bowl XXXI; linebacker Bryan Cox, who helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl in 2001 for the first time in franchise history; kicker Nick Lowery, who broke virtually every...
  • Dogs join battle against insurgency (WOOF! - WOOF!)

    01/23/2006 3:10:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 69 replies · 1,099+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Sgt. Anne Drier
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 23, 2006) – Staff Sgt. Archie, 67th Engineering Detachment, greets everyone with warmth and friendliness. His tail wags and his tongue lolls from his mouth as he places both huge paws on his visitor’s chest and gives them a dead-on look in the eyes. Staff Sgt. Figo greets her visitors with a serious stare, more aloof than her counterpart, but still friendly. She’ll gladly accept a pet on the head for a moment or two before turning to more important business. The 67th Engineering Detachment adopted the program, began by the British Army,...
  • U.S. Near Agreement to Join Climate Talks

    12/09/2005 10:32:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 460+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/9/05 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    MONTREAL - After two contentious weeks, the United States neared agreement with an array of other countries late Friday to join in global talks about possible new steps to combat climate change, the chief U.S. negotiator said. "We're getting very close. I'm quite confident we will have a successful outcome," Harlan Watson told The Associated Press as the U.N. climate conference entered its final hours. Any agreement would probably be only a small step forward, however, by a Bush administration that for days resisted Canadian and other efforts to draw it into multilateral talks on mandatory reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions...
  • 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...
  • Neutral Crystal Symbol May Join Traditional Red Cross Emblems

    09/19/2005 5:51:47 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-20-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    Neutral crystal symbol may join traditional Red Cross emblems By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 20/09/2005) The Red Cross and its Islamic cousin, the Red Crescent, could soon be joined by a Red Crystal. The move is an attempt to create a neutral emblem in an age of growing religious strife, in which aid workers have been attacked and the Red Cross headquarters in Baghdad bombed. The symbol also seeks to resolve disputes that have kept some humanitarian organisations, mainly Israel's Magen David Adom, which uses the red Shield of David, outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent...
  • Canadians Hit the Beach, Join Katrina Relief Efforts

    09/15/2005 4:36:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 476+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 15, 2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Chris Gethings
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Sailors and Soldiers from two of three Canadian ships operating in the Gulf of Mexico joined U.S. Sailors Sept. 14 in providing support to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts here. Canadian service members from HMCS Ville De Quebec (FFH 332) and HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) joined Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 Detachment Key West, Fla., along with Sailors from USS Bataan (LPD 5). Canadian sailors and soldiers left their homeport just days after the hurricane to come help aid in relief efforts. Their first stop was Pensacola, Fla., where the ships dropped off more...
  • Father and Son Join Katrina Relief Efforts

    09/14/2005 4:36:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sep 14, 2005 | unattributed
    U.S. Army, Staff Sgt. Michael L. Baker and Pfc. Michael J. Baker Belle Chasse, Louisiana, Sept. 14, 2005 — Like father, like son; it's all in the family for a pair of infantrymen with the Oregon National Guard. As Staff Sgt. Michael L. Baker from the Oregon National Guard sat on a New York City transit bus at the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station near New Orleans, his thoughts were on his family. And his mind didn't have to wander far. A few buses over sat his young stepson who also mobilized with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry in...
  • More Active, Guard Troops Join Katrina Response

    09/03/2005 7:29:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 235+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 3, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2005 – President Bush announced today the deployment of 7,000 more active-duty forces to support hurricane relief operations along the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast. There, they will join 5,000 other active forces and almost 22,000 National Guardsmen already on the ground evacuating stranded people, getting food, water and other supplies to victims and relief agencies and supporting security efforts. Troops from the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force will join the relief effort within the next 24 to 72 hours, Bush announced in the Rose Garden today after touring...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton plans to join 'Peace Mom'

    08/25/2005 6:12:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 1,338+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | 8/25/05 | AP - NYC
    NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to join peace activist Cindy Sheehan, known as the Peace Mom, on Sunday near President Bush's Texas ranch. Sharpton's office said Thursday he would participate in a prayer vigil Sunday with Sheehan in Crawford, Texas. Sheehan returned on Wednesday to Camp Casey, named after her 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed last year in Iraq. Sheehan began her vigil on the road leading to Bush's ranch Aug. 6, vowing to stay through his monthlong vacation unless he met with her. She left last week to visit her 74-year-old mother,...
  • Pope calls on Muslims to fight 'cruel fanaticism' of terror

    08/20/2005 1:41:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies · 607+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 09-20-05 | AFB
    Pope calls on Muslims to fight 'cruel fanaticism' of terror 1 hour, 7 minutes ago COLOGNE, Germany (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI used the first foreign trip of his pontificate to urge Muslim leaders to combat the "cruel fanaticism" of terrorism that he said aimed to poison ties between Christians and Muslims. The 78-year-old pontiff said those behind terrorist attacks "evidently wish to poison our relations, making use of all means, including religion, to oppose every attempt to build a peaceful, fair and serene life together." Addressing a group of around 20 leaders from Muslim communities across his native Germany,...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger, Núñez join to give movie industry a handout (Taking care of business?)

    08/19/2005 9:26:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 308+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/19/05 | Dan Walters
    California's Democratic politicians often decry special tax loopholes and other corporate subsidies, but when it comes to one business sector - the movie industry - they make a huge exception. Not only is the Southern California-based movie industry heavily unionized, but its executives are almost all political liberals who donate lavishly to Democratic campaigns. That, in a nutshell, explains why the Democratic speaker of the Assembly, Fabian Núñez, quietly amended a bill this week to grant movie producers tens of millions of dollars in subsidies from a state treasury that already is drowning in red ink, with multibillion-dollar annual deficits....
  • America Supports You: Wounded Warriors Join Native Americans for Powwow

    08/17/2005 4:21:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 315+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | Michael E. Dukes
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2005 – Nine Operation Iraqi Freedom soldiers being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for war wounds and other ailments joined Native Americans from across the continent to participate in a sacred celebration of American Indian culture and pride - the 2005 National Powwow at the MCI Center arena here on Aug. 12. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian invited the soldiers as honored guests to march in the Grand Entry behind the honor guard and attending American Indian dignitaries. According to news reports, more than 800 dancers and color guard members performed...
  • CA: Lawmakers, civil rights groups join fight over governor's proposal (Prop 77,MALDEF,CORE)

    07/20/2005 7:52:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 321+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/20/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three civil rights groups and two legislative committees Wednesday jumped into the fight over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's attempt to reshuffle how legislative and congressional districts are drawn in California. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the William C. Velasquez Institute and the Congress on Racial Equality Legal Defense Fund filed lawsuits challenging placement of the governor's proposal on the Nov. 8 special election ballot. Meanwhile, the Senate and Assembly elections committees announced they would hold a joint hearing next month on the controversy surrounding signature gathering to qualify the initiative for the ballot. Schwarzenegger's press...
  • CA: Judge denies lawmakers' bid to join redistricting lawsuit

    07/14/2005 3:12:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/14/05 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic lawmakers won't be allowed to join the attorney general's lawsuit that seeks to strike a redistricting initiative from the November special election ballot, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Gail Ohanesian rejected the motion by Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to join the lawsuit, but said Californians for Fair Representation, which is opposed to Proposition 77, could participate. Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed the lawsuit last week, claiming that supporters of Proposition 77 violated the state Constitution by significantly changing the wording of the initiative after it was approved by state...
  • CA: Democratic leaders to join lawsuit over redistricting initiative (Prop 77)

    07/12/2005 6:43:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 291+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/12/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature's Democratic leaders are seeking to join a lawsuit aimed at removing the redistricting initiative from the special election ballot, a direct challenge to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The measure is one of three the governor placed on the Nov. 8 ballot as part of his "year of reform" package and seeks to change how boundaries are drawn for members of the state Legislature, Congress and the state Board of Equalization. Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed a lawsuit last week claiming supporters of Proposition 77 violated the state Constitution by significantly changing the wording of the initiative...
  • Carpenters join unions challenging AFL-CIO

    06/27/2005 9:40:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 697+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/27/05 | Will Lester - AP
    WASHINGTON - The main national carpenter's union is joining a coalition of some of the nation's largest unions challenging the AFL-CIO's approach to leading the labor movement. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America broke away from the labor federation in 2001, saying it was shifting more of its resources to organizing and was impatient for the AFL-CIO to do the same. "The Carpenters' Union is proud to join with the most dynamic unions in the country," President Doug McCarron said in a release obtained by The Associated Press. A formal announcement was planned for Monday. The carpenters...
  • Ex-White House Official to Join Fuel Co. (the climate report editing guy)

    06/14/2005 5:49:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 323+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/14/05 | H. Josef Hebert - AP
    WASHINGTON - A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday. The White House announced over the weekend that Philip Cooney, chief of staff of its Council on Environmental Quality, had resigned, calling it a long-planned departure. He had been head of the climate program at the American Petroleum Institute, the trade group for large oil companies. Cooney will join Exxon Mobile in the fall, company spokesman Russ Roberts told The Associated Press in a telephone interview...
  • Shia Iraqi Hitmen Admit They Were Paid To Join Sunni Insurgency

    04/23/2005 5:38:33 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 935+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-24-2005 | Akeel Hussein/Colin Freeman
    Shia Iraqi hitmen admit they were paid to join Sunni insurgency By Akeel Hussein in Baghdad and Colin Freeman (Filed: 24/04/2005) Iraqi Shias have admitted taking part in brutal attacks on members of their own religious community after being recruited as paid hitmen for the Sunni terrorist leader, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi. The confessions to their involvement in murders, kidnappings and car bombings have shocked fellow Shias, who until now have maintained that most of the attacks against them have been carried out by Sunni insurgents intent on starting civil war. According to statements given to the Iraqi police, gangs...
  • AP: Ex-world leaders join to fight terrorism

    03/11/2005 6:31:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 249+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/11/05 | Ed McCullough - AP
    MADRID, Spain (AP) - No nation alone can win the war on terror, former world leaders declared Friday at the end of a conference to mark the first anniversary of the al-Qaida train bombings in Madrid that killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,500. Former world leaders and experts from some 50 nations issued what they called the "Madrid Agenda," concluding a four-day international conference intended to help governments coordinate and develop laws to battle terrorism. The document outlined general guidelines, saying terrorism is a global threat, the democratic response must address the causes of terrorism while also safeguarding...
  • Stop the ACLU Coalition! - (New Group fighting radical ACLU agenda; suing them..)

    01/11/2005 3:14:36 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 487+ views
    STOP THE ACLU.ORG ^ | JANUARY 11, 2005 | NEDD KAREIVA
    Thanks to one of our faithful supporters, our first Stop the ACLU forum is set up waiting for you. To participate, click here. Another one is coming in the next couple weeks and in the near future, a chat room. Be sure to check back often. Is the ACLU tied to communism? You bet! Read the explosive details here. Where is the ACLU when it comes to a blatant violation of the 1st Amendment and one's civil rights? If it involves a Christian, nowhere. Click here and here to read of a totally outrageous case most people would think occurs...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

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