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  • Let’s Roll: Why Standing Up to a Terrorist Is Your Best Self-Defense

    08/01/2016 8:38:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 28, 2016 | Glen Butler
    After the carnage like we’ve witnessed in American cities such as San Bernardino and Orlando, and more recently in Europe, the national conversation tends to shift temporarily back toward gun control legislation and how to best protect ourselves in the homeland from future terrorist attacks. Sadly, however, what is always absent from these post-tragedy conversations is any mention of one change with enormous potential to save lives—one which would not require controversial legislation, millions of dollars, nor procurement of expensive advanced technologies. This change includes an overdue re-examination of how unarmed civilians should respond during these events, including how federal,...
  • Unarmed hero US marine took bullet in..neck as he+colleague tackled euro-train gunman armed w/AK47

    08/21/2015 7:44:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 August 2015 | DARREN BOYLE
    A US Marine who foiled a terrorist attack on a French-bound train was shot in the neck while disarming the crazed gunman. The marine, one of two unarmed servicemen, spotted the 26-year-old Moroccan acting suspiciously and heard him trying to arm his weapon in the toilet of the high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. The gunman got on the train in Brussels and attempted his attack soon after crossing the French border. The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, came out of the toilet brandishing the gun and opened fire. Fortunately, the Marines were nearby and...
  • HOSTAGE DIED A HERO: Captive man was 'lunging for gun'

    12/15/2014 3:05:39 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 81 replies ^ | 16th December 2014
    THE manager of the Lindt cafe who was fatally shot in the Martin Place siege is being praised as a hero, responsible for allowing others trapped in the cafe to escape. Tori Johnson, 34, was wrestling a gun from gunman Man Haron Monis when he was killed. It is understood the cafe manager decided to take action when the hostage-taker begun to doze off after the siege had been ongoing for 17 hours. He lunged at the gunman’s weapon, enabling others to flee.
  • Flight 93 Memorial Fire Destroys Flag Flown Above Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001

    10/05/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Rollcall ^ | October 4, 2014
    The soot-smudged flag that flew atop the Capitol on 9/​11 was destroyed Friday in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Penn., less than a month after it arrived in Somerset County.
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • Gun Bill Passes Senate Cloture, Despite the Fact that No Senator Has Actually Seen It

    04/12/2013 7:03:16 PM PDT · by True Grit · 33 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 11, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    The gun bill passed cloture in the Senate with 68 votes today. How does this happen, in what we are told is the world’s greatest deliberative body, when senators have not even seen the text of the legislation? Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before the vote to move gun-control legislation forward, Mike Lee (R., Utah) urged postponing the cloture vote because none of his Senate colleagues has yet had a chance to read the entire bill. “We’re trying to prevent the ability of members to push through legislation before anyone has had the time to read and evaluate the...
  • Hmm… Shock Claim: Obama Only Wants Military Leaders Who ‘Will Fire on U.S. Citizens’

    01/22/2013 3:45:43 PM PST · by george76 · 191 replies ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Jim Garrow, the author of The Pink Pagoda: One Man’s Quest to End Gendercide in China, made the following claim . ... I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are being removed. So, who is the source? Garrow replied: “The man who told me this is...
  • Pentagon Readying 800,000 for Rolling Layoffs

    12/30/2012 10:27:43 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 120 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 30, 2012 | DION NISSENBAUM And DAMIAN PALETTA
    WASHINGTON—The Pentagon is preparing to notify its entire civilian workforce to prepare for furloughs if Congress and President Barack Obama are unable to reach a deal before Jan. 2 to avert automatic spending cuts. A senior defense official said Sunday that the Pentagon would notify 800,000 civilian workers to brace for furloughs in the new year, meaning the workers would be ordered to take mandatory leave without pay for a certain period. The warning is much gloomier than the agency recently offered employees, as it had said there wouldn't be an immediate impact on personnel or operations if a deal...
  • Conservative fund considers backing Mo. Rep. Akin

    09/24/2012 1:17:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 8 replies
    AP ^ | September 24, 2012 | David A Lieb
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A conservative fundraising group that had shied away from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is now seriously considering whether to come to the embattled Republican's aid in his challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, an official with the group said Monday. The Senate Conservatives Fund, which has raised more than $11 million for other Republican Senate candidates, could provide a much-needed financial boost for Akin, who is facing a Tuesday deadline on whether to stay in the race. Akin has vowed to remain in the contest. Appearing Monday at a Kirkwood, Mo., rally with former presidential...
  • When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over

    08/13/2012 9:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 631 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 8-13-2012 | Jim Karger
    When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them OverAugust 13, 2012 By Jim Karger “When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you...
  • I promise a 25$ donation for this vanity. Thank you Jim.

    05/05/2012 6:24:32 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 143 replies
    vanity | 05/05/11 | winston's Julia
    It's time to face the music. It's time to not hate as much.
  • Rising food prices hit consumers at grocery checkout

    09/19/2011 4:12:08 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 67 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 12:00 a.m. EDT, September 19, 2011 | Susan Salisbury
    … Beef, veal, pork, eggs and such dairy products as butter, milk and cheese have seen the biggest increases in the past year, said Richard Volpe, an economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The price of groceries rose 5.4 percent from July 2010 to this July, according to the USDA's latest report. ... Now the rising cost of energy, the weaker dollar and growing global food demand are driving the price. Beef and veal prices are expected to increase as much as 8 percent this year, with pork projected to go up as much as 7.5 percent. Beef prices...
  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

    02/01/2002 9:08:43 PM PST · by Starrgaizr · 520 replies · 41,754+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 9-11-01 | FReepers
    Upon request, I have collected links to many of the earliest threads from September 11, 2001 below. I reviewed threads from the very first FR report ( thread number 520326. Feel free to add other significant threads, including photo archives. Bumping this thread periodically instead of the original threads will also avoid scaring people with the headlines. Bookmark this thread, and bump it from time to time when the nation and the press seems to forget why we need resolve in the face of evil. Forgive some of the early misinformation and broken photo links, and recall the horror and ...
  • Flight 93 National Memorial dedication LIVE WEBCAST

    09/10/2011 9:31:38 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 303 replies ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Staff
    On September 10, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EST, almost ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated. Following a decade of healing, the promise of this sacred ground will finally be realized. The Memorial Plaza and Field of Honor will be the first features of the memorial to be completed for dedication, and will be permanently open to the public after the September 10 ceremony. Be a part of this remarkable moment. Coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST – watch the dedication ceremony LIVE at
  • Clarification: Is it time to go TO Washington ?

    07/29/2011 12:14:44 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 3 replies
    self | jimjohn
    A Clarification: The title should read: Is it time to go TO Washington ?
  • Under Construction - the Other 9/11 Mosque

    10/12/2010 9:34:58 AM PDT · by NCjim · 15 replies
    Canada Free Pers ^ | October 12, 2010 | Cynthia Yacowar-Sweeney
    With eyes on New York, it’s easy to overlook the other ground-zero mosque that is presently being built in Shanksville Pennsylvania at the Flight 93 crash site. That 9/11 site is home to what will soon be the world’s largest open-air mosque disguised as a memorial, contends author Alec Rawls. After five years of insignificant media coverage and minimal public awareness, construction of the Flight 93 Memorial centerpiece is already in progress. The giant half-mile wide Islamic-shaped red crescent of maple trees is slated for completion next year on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, when the autumn leaves of the...
  • Passengers’ Quick Action Halted Attack

    12/27/2009 8:29:33 AM PST · by Flavius · 43 replies · 1,238+ views
    nyt ^ | 12/27/09 | By SCOTT SHANE and ERIC LIPTON
    Despite the billions spent since 2001 on intelligence and counterterrorism programs, sophisticated airport scanners and elaborate watch lists, it was something simpler that averted disaster on a Christmas Day flight to Detroit: alert and courageous passengers and crew members.
  • After United 93, Air Travelers React to Threats

    12/26/2009 8:11:25 PM PST · by HokieMom · 50 replies · 2,017+ views
    WMAL ^ | Dec 26, 2009 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) -- They heard a pop that sounded like fireworks. They saw a glow of flame followed by a rush of smoke. And that was enough for passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to pounce. From several seats away, Dutch tourist Jasper Schuringa says he jumped to extinguish a fire ignited by a quiet man who just moments before allegedly told passengers his stomach was upset and pulled a blanket over himself. Schuringa said his first thought wasn't to signal a flight attendant or wait for an air marshal to break cover, but rather, "He's trying to blow up...
  • Jet fliers tackle bomber: Al Qaeda plot foiled in skies over Mich.

    12/26/2009 2:36:04 AM PST · by Scanian · 31 replies · 1,863+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2009 | NY Post
    An al Qaeda terrorist tried to blow up a plane packed with Christmas travelers yesterday as it was about to land in Detroit -- but was thwarted by heroic passengers who tackled the madman, authorities said. The 23-year-old Nigerian suffered serious burns, and at least two other passengers were injured in the terrifying violence aboard the Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam. "This could have been catastrophic," Rep. Peter King (R-LI) told Fox News. "We were lucky." President Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, ordered his national security team to ensure that "all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air...
  • Schultheis explains: It’s just that Obama is making the U.S. fascist

    11/13/2009 9:05:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies · 712+ views
    The Colorado Independent ^ | 11/13/09 9:15 AM | Joseph Boven
    State Sen. Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs, attempted to clear up the Twitter controversy he ignited by likening the President to one of the September 11 terrorist hijackers. Schultheis took to a friendly venue, Peter Boyles’ talk-radio show, where the soon-to-retire senior-citizen right-wing Schultheis came off as more in tune with contemporary life than the host. Earlier this week Schultheis tweeted: “Don’t for a second, think Obama wants what is best for U.S. He is flying the U.S. Plane right into the ground at full speed. Let’s Roll” “Let’s roll” is what 9/11 United Airlines Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer called...
  • State Sen. Schultheis' "Let's Roll" tweet criticizing Obama stirs ire

    11/12/2009 4:37:39 PM PST · by coloradomomba · 17 replies · 822+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 11/12/2009 | Jessica Fender
    State Sen. David Schultheis said he didn't intend for a Twitter post accusing President Barack Obama of "flying the U.S. plane right into the ground" and ending with "let's roll" as a threat or a reference to United Flight 93, which crashed during the 2001 terrorist attacks. "Let's roll" reportedly were the last words of Todd Beamer before he and other passengers tried to gain control of their hijacked jet. The plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field short of its intended target. The tweet stirred ire and some support for the Colorado Springs Republican, whose standard eschewal of political correctness...
  • Two Arrested at New York City Demonstration Marking 8th Anniversary of Afghan War

    10/07/2009 6:51:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 12 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Indypendent ^ | October 7, 2009 | Alex Kane
    Two Arrested at New York City Demonstration Marking 8th Anniversary of Afghan War By Alex Kane Two members of the New York City War Resisters League (WRL) were arrested this evening as part of an anti-Afghanistan War demonstration in Grand Central in Midtown Manhattan. 64-year-old Ed Hedemann and Eric Laursen were taken away in handcuffs by the New York Police Department during a protest marking the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.Hedemann was arrested and then picked up and brought downstairs by four officers after attempting to drop an anti-war banner in Grand Central, while Laursen was apprehended for...
  • Clinton tells nations US acting on climate change (Hoo boy)

    04/27/2009 8:34:26 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 7 replies · 587+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 4/27/2009 | Dina Cappiello, Associated Press Writer
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is telling representatives from 16 major world economies that the United States is moving quickly to address global warming. At an international forum on energy and climate change Monday, Clinton said the U.S. is fully engaged and no longer doubts the urgency or magnitude of the climate change problem. She cited the recent finding by the EPA that six greenhouse gases pose threats to human health and welfare as a sign that the Obama administration was taking action.
  • Obama wants to end 23-year-old Michigan vs Jackson(defendants right to lawyer before questioning)

    04/25/2009 1:04:36 PM PDT · by Bush Revolution · 158 replies · 7,225+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 25 APR 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration has argued for the end of the Michigan v Jackson ruling that requires police to provide an attorney for a suspect once one has been requested. They argue that the benefits are “meagre,” as the Telegraph puts it: The effort to sweep aside the 23-year-old Michigan vs Jackson ruling is one of several moves by the new government to have dismayed civil rights groups. … The Michigan vs Jackson ruling in 1986 established that, if a defendants have a lawyer or have asked for one to be present, police may not interview them until the lawyer is...
  • The problem with Republicans

    04/24/2009 11:02:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 2,074+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2009 | Howard Underwood
    This past election showed that Republicans in America are in trouble.  The culprit may simply be the public's fatigue with an eight year Republican administration (not to mention the fact that McCain ran a singularly inept campaign).  President Obama's startling ascendency, though, a career trajectory that took place despite the absence of any meaningful resume and the presence of some very eyebrow-raising associates, indicates that the Republican Party's problems run deeper than fatigue and campaign ineptitude. So let's start with a question:  When was the last time America had more registered Republicans than registered Democrats?  1955?  1928?  I don't know...
  • The GOP: divorced from reality

    04/24/2009 8:43:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies · 2,871+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | Bill Maher
    The Republican base is behaving like a guy who just got dumped by his wife.If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. It's been a week now, and I still don't know what those "tea bag" protests were about. I saw signs protesting abortion, illegal immigrants, the bank bailout and that gay guy who's going to win "American Idol." But it wasn't tax day that made them crazy; it was election day. Because that's...
  • Obama’s EPA Declares CO2 a Poison

    04/22/2009 3:59:08 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 55 replies · 1,488+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 22 | James Lewis
    I am offended, just like an old-fashioned feminist. So, I’m sure, is Mother Gaia herself. Offended, because Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just officially declared carbon dioxide (CO2) to be a poison. (Sigh.) You can’t even expel air anymore without ticking off our PC commissars. Did you know you can die from drinking too much distilled water? Or from breathing too much pure oxygen? Oxidation products actually kill people — they cause a huge variety of fatal diseases. The only solution is to stop breathing. All the molecules of life are also molecules of death. The old medicos used...
  • Guns and the barometer of discontent

    04/22/2009 6:12:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies · 3,095+ views
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 April, 2009 | Paul Valone
    You see it when tens of thousands of citizens turn out to protest in “Tea Parties” across the U.S.; you see it in military personnel compelled to form “Oath Keepers,” outlining orders they will not obey; you see it in a number of states debating sovereignty resolutions, in some cases even calling for secession; you see it in the number of people joining gun rights organizations; and yes, you see it in the number of people buying guns. Simultaneously, just as during the Clinton administration, malcontents have increasingly inflicted mass homicides on the American people. Is it part of the...
  • Obama: The Charming Menace to Peace and Prosperity

    04/09/2009 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 673+ views ^ | April 9, 2009 | Larry Elder
    Numb. At some point, that's about how one feels, isn't it? Didn't rogue nuclear power North Korea, in violation of yet another United Nations resolution, test-fire a long-range missile? Didn't this occur while President Barack Obama delivered a speech on nuclear disarmament? Isn't North Korea the same country that helped Syria build a nuclear reactor, showing North Korea's clear intention to sell and export its nuclear technology? And in response, didn't the President call for the United Nations Security Council -- the one that provides Russia and China with a veto -- to … take action?! Did the traditional media,...
  • American crew regains control of pirated ship

    04/08/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT · by Robe · 803 replies · 31,842+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | 04/08/09 | Me
    Breaking. Per CBS radio news.. the crew has regained control of the ship throwing three pirates overboard and capturing one.. Will post more.. Breaking
  • Fox News: Leftists planning to destroy "tea party demonstrations" from within

    04/07/2009 1:06:57 PM PDT · by pabianice · 438 replies · 22,692+ views
    Fox News Live | 4/7/09
    Cavuto interviewing several tea party organizers. Cavuto says he has info that a well-organized and well-funded effort is underway to place Obamatrons inside tea party groups to then destroy the demonstrations when they occur through instigating violence and confusion. This in concert with the MSM to film only violence at such events so as to discredit anyone who opposes Obama. The guests are down-playing Cavuto's news, responding that the tea party movement is too large to be stopped in this way, estimating crowds of 10-15,000 at each demonstration on April 15.
  • America Has a Naive President

    04/07/2009 4:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,663+ views ^ | April 7, 2009 | Dennis Prager
    The basic bargain is sound: countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament, countries without nuclear weapons will not acquire them.” -- President Barack Obama, Prague, April 6, 2009 As far as nuclear weapons are concerned, the President of the United States wants America to disarm: “Countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament.” It is hard to imagine a more destructive goal. A nuclear disarmed America would lead to massive and widespread killing, more genocide, and very possibly the nuclear holocaust worldwide nuclear disarmament is meant to prevent. There is nothing moral, let alone realistic, about this goal. Here...
  • Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama: The 2010 Money Race Begins

    03/17/2009 7:23:11 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 29 replies · 1,330+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Andrew Malcolm
    Just when you thought it was safe to start checking your e-mail and snail-mailboxes again, possibly the two biggest names in political fundraising today are hitting the money trail again. President Barack Obama. And Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Is this a very early pre-season matchup for 2012, at least moneywise? The new president will headline an event for the Democratic National Committee in Washington on March 25, just before he starts his first overseas trip as chief executive. It will be an early test of Obama's presidential moneyraising skills, given the complications of a sour economy and what D.C. Democrats...
  • Palin Keynotes Major Fundraiser

    03/16/2009 10:50:30 AM PDT · by euram · 22 replies · 1,028+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 03-16-09 | Marc Ambinder
    Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) will keynote the Republican campaign committees' top fundraiser in June, a sign of her enduring popularity with the Republican base and a signal that she has not foreclosed on the possibility of a run for president. The annual "Senate-House" dinner is scheduled for June 8 at the Washington Convention Center. A joint release calls Palin "a breath of fresh air from the business-as-usual crowd."
  • Passengers pounce on man who made threats aboard L.A.-bound flight

    01/08/2009 1:48:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies · 1,578+ views
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 8, 2008
    Musician Chris Llewellyn was among those who sprang into action after a man shoved a flight attendant and tried to open an exit door. Chris Llewellyn was staring out the window of Delta Airlines Flight 110, watching the landscape of Los Angeles rise up toward the plane, when he heard the screams of a male flight attendant: "Help me! Help me!" Turning quickly, he saw that a passenger had pushed the attendant to the floor and was trying to open the rear emergency exit. Chris Llewellyn Video: Passengers take down man..."Don't come near me," the man warned. "I have a...
  • David Beamer: Will you join me as 'One of a Million' for the 40 of Flight 93?

    08/06/2008 6:10:40 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 27 replies · 210+ views
    9/11 Families for America ^ | August 6, 2008 | David L. Beamer
    My Fellow American, Once upon a time it was September 11, 2001, and our homeland came under attack. On that fateful Tuesday morning 40 free people, the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93, seized the opportunity to launch a counterattack against our enemy. Though each of the 40 - including our son Todd - was killed in action, together they succeeded in preventing the additional loss of life on the ground and, most likely, further disaster in our nation’s Capital. This day, this event, this true story of courage in action needs to be remembered and told to future...
  • Americans Do Not Retreat (Good One!)

    07/03/2008 8:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 159+ views
    Wizbang ^ | July 3, 2008 | DJ Drummond
    Jay and I have been bantering the 'Joe Horn' case, discussing various aspects of it and what it means to the greater society. Along the way, Jay mentioned the concept of 'duty to retreat'. The concept is based on the idea that when faced with an aggressor, a person has a moral duty to avoid confrontation, to give up ground and back away. That when a criminal gets it in his head that he wants to take something, we should just let him do so. That if he hurts someone, we should not try to prevent it. That the most...
  • British Academics Warn U.S. Is Preparing "Shock And Awe" Attack On Iran

    09/11/2007 9:37:54 AM PDT · by Fennie · 75 replies · 3,012+ views
    The Intelligence Daily ^ | September 11, 2007 | Peter Symonds
    An 80-page study written by two British security analysts and released on August 28 makes a chilling estimation of the overwhelming force that the US would use in the event of any attack on Iran. "The US has made military preparations to destroy Iran's WMD, nuclear energy, regime, armed forces, state apparatus and economic infrastructure within days, if not hours, of President George W. Bush giving the order," the paper declared...
  • A Tribute to the Heroes of Flight 93

    09/11/2007 1:07:51 AM PDT · by TPartyType · 55 replies · 892+ views
    9/11/2002 | Self
    Let's Roll: A Tribute to the Passengers of United Flight 93 The terrorists had years to plan. The passengers; mere minutes. The terrorists presumed all the weak Americans aboard the various flights they hijacked could be cowed with box cutters and fake bombs. When those cowards targeted United Flight 93 their presumption didn't serve them well. They tangled with the wrong bunch of Americans, and today I'd like to recount tales of heroism, of Todd Beamer, of Jeremy Glick, Mark Bingham, and Tom Burnett, and of flight attendants CeeCee Lyles and Sandy Bradshaw. "The first American flag flown by the...

    09/07/2007 10:11:24 PM PDT · by TomasUSMC · 41 replies · 1,876+ views
    Tuesday is September 11th. Tuesday, lets everyone go and run with the flag, walk with the flag, drive, wear it and show the world that our answer to Osama is.... LETSROLL U S A. Embrace THAT! Let the World see that America Reacts. Let them see HOW. Mr. President, Lead US in our Response. Run to the Iwo Jima Memorial with a big ole Red White and Blue OLD GLORY flying in the wind. Run by the Pentagon. To the Washington Monument. To the Jefferson and the Lincoln too. I'll do my share, 11 miles with the flag here in...

    09/04/2007 2:23:13 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 79 replies · 5,759+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Sep 3
  • Meet John Smeaton: One Kick and He Is The Hero of Glasgow [Kicked Terrorist Butt]

    07/07/2007 1:37:47 PM PDT · by Enchante · 47 replies · 1,749+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 07/07/07 | ALISTAIR MACDONALD and IAN MCDONALD
    GLASGOW -- Last Saturday afternoon, baggage handler John Smeaton was standing in front of Glasgow Airport smoking a cigarette when a Jeep Cherokee burst into flames nearby. He watched its burning driver emerge. A police officer pursued the passenger. What happened next has turned Mr. Smeaton, 31 years old, into an unlikely folk hero. When he saw the passenger hitting the officer, Mr. Smeaton ran over and kicked the assailant. Mr. Smeaton has been interviewed on the BBC, CNN and other networks about his response to the attack in which two suspected terrorists attempted to ram into the airport's main...
  • Iran Threatens Gulf States Blitz If US Hits Nuclear Plants

    06/10/2007 7:28:15 AM PDT · by Fennie · 92 replies · 2,190+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | June 10, 2007 | Michael Smith
    IRAN has threatened to launch a missile blitz against the Gulf states and plunge the entire Middle East into war if America attacks its nuclear facilities. Admiral Ali Shamkhani, a senior defence adviser to the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned that Gulf states providing the US with military cooperation would be the key targets of a barrage of ballistic missiles. Shamkhani told the US journal Defense News that missiles would be launched not only at US military bases but also at strategic targets such as oil refineries and power stations. Shamkhani, a former Iranian defence minister, accused the Gulf...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 2264) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    06/04/2007 4:16:36 AM PDT · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 135 replies · 1,535+ views
    Various News Sources and FReepers | June 4, 2007 | All of Us
    Let's put this under the category of "all good things must come to an end." For the vast majority of 2,264 days, I have had the distinct honor and priviledge of starting this thread for the benefit of all who frequent this place. It has been a blessing and one I will remember for the rest of my days. Having been here through the start of the Iraq War, the immigration battles (which are still going on), hurricane KATRINA, and through all of it holding true to the Constitution, and the goal of improving the "American Way of Life". What...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (WEEKEND EDITION: Days 2262 and 2263) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    06/02/2007 5:57:20 AM PDT · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 73 replies · 1,196+ views
    Various News Sources and FReepers | June 2, 2007 | All of Us
    As we settle into the nighttime of despair, fret not, for the Sun will rise again!! Good morning!! We, here, will never forget those who died on September 11, 2001, as we seek to protect the Republic from all who will do her harm!! The beginning of the hurricane season in the Atlantic has taken place... ...AND... TROPICAL STORM BARRY ADVISORY PACKAGE #3A FIX TIME: 1200Z (8 AM ET) FIX LOCATION: 27.1N / 83.5W (85 mi SE Tampa, FL) FIX METHOD: SATELLITE / NEXRAD VECTOR: NNE / 20 MPH PRESSURE: 997 MB (29.44" Hg) WINDS: 50 MPH (Minor TS) TROPICAL...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 2261) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    06/01/2007 4:29:35 AM PDT · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 119 replies · 1,516+ views
    Various News Sources and FReepers | June 1, 2007 | All of Us
    As we settle into the nighttime of despair, fret not, for the Sun will rise again!! Good morning!! We, here, will never forget those who died on September 11, 2001, as we seek to protect the Republic from all who will do her harm!! The horror. This morning the Washington Pravda (called the Post by the evangelists of the left) is running a piece that leaves absolutely no comfort whatsoever in the hearts of those desiring to protect the American Way. President Bush appears to have caved on the subject of Global Warming. No kidding. The President yesterday took the...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 2260) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    05/31/2007 4:55:19 AM PDT · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 34 replies · 740+ views
    Various News Sources and FReepers | May 31, 2007 | All of Us
    As we settle into the nighttime of despair, fret not, for the Sun will rise again!! Good morning!! We, here, will never forget those who died on September 11, 2001, as we seek to protect the Republic from all who will do her harm!! There is increasing speculation that Fred Thompson will jump into the Presidential race, probably around July 4. The S&P 500 closed at a record high--but the Washington Pravda took note of the "slow recovery from the tech bust" (nope, no attempt here to point to the biggest free ride in history--UOx42's attempt to claim credit for...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 2259) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    05/30/2007 4:35:34 AM PDT · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 50 replies · 918+ views
    Various News Sources and FReepers | May 30, 2007 | All of Us
    As we settle into the nighttime of despair, fret not, for the Sun will rise again!! Good morning!! We, here, will never forget those who died on September 11, 2001, as we seek to protect the Republic from all who will do her harm!! Russia says it has the technology to beat any United States missile shield. President Bush has rejected calls from the EU to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. President Chavez of Venezuela shut down one TV station that is owned by the opposition, and is threatening the other if it doesn't...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 2258) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    05/29/2007 4:35:24 AM PDT · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 59 replies · 1,135+ views
    Various News Sources and FReepers | May 29, 2007 | All of Us
    As we settle into the nighttime of despair, fret not, for the Sun will rise again!! Good morning!! We, here, will never forget those who died on September 11, 2001, as we seek to protect the Republic from all who will do her harm!! Quick start--got to run to the other building (ok, not run--too steamy outside...). For AMERICA - The Right Way, I remain yours in the Cause, the Chairman.
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 2257) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    05/28/2007 8:05:25 AM PDT · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 39 replies · 747+ views
    Various News Sources and FReepers | May 28, 2007 | All of Us
    As we settle into the nighttime of despair, fret not, for the Sun will rise again!! Good morning!! We, here, will never forget those who died on September 11, 2001, as we seek to protect the Republic from all who will do her harm!! Remember always those who gave their lives so we may be free! For AMERICA - The Right Way, I remain yours in the Cause, the Chairman.