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  • Japan: Hobbyist Arrested for Printing Crude 3D Guns.

    05/10/2014 4:59:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A 3D printing hobbyist, Yoshitomo Imura, was arrested in Japan for suspicion of possessing crude guns that had been printed from plans available on the Internet.  He had posted videos on the Internet showing him demonstrating the items.  They appear to be firing crude blanks, or perhaps homemade ammunition of some kind.  The recoil in the video is suspiciously straight back, with virtually no rotation, indicating that it may be simulated. .   From Mr Imura reportedly said he had not realised printing the guns was illegal. No ammunition was found for the crude, plastic guns.    At...
  • Cody Wilson signs book deal after creating 3D printed gun, finalizes Dark Wallet Bitcoin anonymizer

    01/23/2014 6:32:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies ^ | January 22, 2014 | Brent McCluskey
    Cody Wilson holds the Liberator, a fully-functional firearm that can be created using a 3D-printer. After setting the Internet abuzz with a blueprint for a functional 3D-printable firearm, Cody Wilson recently signed a book deal to chronicle his journey, and in his spare time the “dark web” aficionado is placing the finishing touches on a Bitcoin anonymizer project. Wilson, 25, has been busy to say the least. Last spring he uploaded the blueprint for his 3D-printable gun dubbed the Liberator, and within two days the file was downloaded over 100,000 times. He pitched his story as a non-fiction book and...
  • World's first fully 3-D printed gun is tested by ATF agents... and blows up in their faces

    11/16/2013 8:09:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2013 | Alex Greig
    The world's first printable gun has been deemed a serious safety and security concern after a gun printed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms exploded before it was even fired. This danger is matched by the problem with fully-functioning 3-D printed guns - they work all too well. The blueprint for the 3-D gun known as the Liberator was made available online six months ago by the group Defense Distributed with the aim of enabling anyone to print a gun with a 3-D printer six months ago. The State Department demanded the design be taken offline but not...
  • 3D Printed Pistol v1.1: More Calibers

    05/29/2013 9:14:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Defense Distributed The DEFCAD community has released an upgraded version of the Defense Distributed Liberator 3D printed pistol. As they are individuals on the Internet and not an organization, they have never received a letter from any government entity asking them not to distribute computer files.Improvements include barrels for the .25 ACP cartridge and for the .45 ACP cartridge. No information was supplied to determine if any test firing of these cartridges has been done. I suspect that the .25 ACP version would work, but I have doubts about the .45 ACP barrel. While the working pressures are...
  • Austrailan Police Produce Anti-3D Printed Pistol Video

    05/26/2013 8:43:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Defense DistributedAustralian police in New South Wales have printed out two versions of the liberator 3D printed pistol and tested them to destruction. No technical details of the testing were released, just videos of the guns blowing up. The video does not show any cartridges used, nor does it detail the type of plastic used. These are critical elements for anyone trying to actually understand what happened. Without this information, the video is just political theater, propaganda designed to frighten timid people away from this technology. Compare the test fire shown in the New South Wales video with...
  • 3D Printed Gun being fired 9 times Video at Defense Distributed

    05/25/2013 7:02:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This video was found at Defense Distributed. It shows the test firing of the Lulz Liberator, a $25 3D printed pistol. It is only 30 seconds long, so it has been edited to only show the firing. The video loads quickly. Defense Distributed labels it as "For Australia". Link to Gun Watch and Video
  • Brazil Becomes Top Emerging Nation To Download 3D Printed Gun

    05/13/2013 4:07:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 11 May, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoz
    Brazil is the No. 1 emerging market in search for blueprints for the Liberator, the 3D printable handgun reported on here at Forbes on May 5. Brazil is third behind the United States and Spain in the number of internet users currently in a mad rush to download the blueprints to the Liberator, the world’s first printable hand gun, the Liberator’s creators at Defense Distributed said.Between Monday and Thursday alone, the blueprints were downloaded by more than 100,000 people from the website, run by Kim Dotcom, considered by U.S. authorities as public enemy No. 1 when it comes to...
  • First Liberator Spotted In The Wild?

    05/13/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 May, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    Found this over on DefDist’s twitter feed, and it appears to be a Liberator printed in New Hampshire. The first of many, I’d bet.
  • Ted Nugent walks into a range - this time with a veteran and the Liberator

    05/12/2013 5:31:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 10 May, 2013 | Lars Dalseide
    Nobody gets the crowds rocking harder than the Motor City Madman, and his appearance at the NRA Convention on Sunday was no exception. This experience, however, began a little different than the others. Sure there was talk of guns and politics and the spirit of the hunt, but that soon gave way to a more somber moment. The moment when the Nuge revealed one of his darkest secrets. "I've got to admit something right here. I feel guilty. You know it's hard to find ammo. I'm sorry … I've got it all. "I'm really sorry about that. I've got...
  • "Politics" behind Defense Department threatening legal action against 3D printed gun?

    05/10/2013 11:57:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    John Lott's Website ^ | May 9, 2013 | John Lott
    Will these 3D printed guns be used in the commission of crime? Undoubtedly. But will they also be used for self-defense? Equally surely. If you ban 3D printed guns, how does this change? With law-abiding citizens obeying the law, only criminals will be the ones who get these relatively inexpensive guns. Is this a civil liberties issue? To me this is a way to lower the cost of people obtaining guns -- a big benefit given that it is poor minorities who live in high crime urban areas who benefit the most from owning guns. Yet, it looks as if...
  • Pirate Bay Takes Over Distribution of Censored 3D Printable Gun(Avast Mateys)

    05/10/2013 9:37:36 AM PDT · by BerserkPatriot · 50 replies
    TorrentFreak ^ | May 10, 2013 | Ernesto
    A few days after the blueprints for the world’s first printable gun were published online, Defense Distributed has been asked by the State Department to pull them down, citing possible arms trafficking violations. The blueprints, however, are still available on The Pirate Bay and many other file-sharing sites, which adds a 3D chapter to the IP enforcement debate.The Pirate Bay says it welcomes the blueprints and has no intention of taking the files down. Enter DEFCAD, a site dedicated to hosting designs that have been banned at Thingiverse. Namely, the entirely printable 3D gun design which clocked up more than...
  • 3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days

    05/10/2013 8:25:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 8, 2013 | Andy Greenberg
    If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times. That’s the number of downloads of the 3D-printable file for the so-called “Liberator” gun that the high-tech gunsmithing group Defense Distributed has seen in just the last two days, a member of the group tells me. The gun’s CAD files have been ten times more popular than any component the group has previously made available, parts that have included the body of an AR-15 and the magazine for an AK-47.”This...
  • Schumer backs Rep. Israel's call to halt plastic guns made using 3-D printers

    05/07/2013 11:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | May 7, 2013 | Bill Mason
    Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday he is putting his full support behind legislation aimed at stopping the production of undetectable plastic guns that can be made using relatively cheap 3-D printers. A Texas-based libertarian group has successfully been able to produce a functioning plastic handgun using a 3-D printer that anyone could purchase, Schumer said. He said the group plans to post on the Internet how to go about making this cheap, but functioning weapon that could pass through metal detectors at airports and elsewhere. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he is joining Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) who has pushed for new...
  • Why 3D-Printed Untraceable Guns Could Be Good For America

    05/07/2013 7:47:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 7 May, 2013 | Paul Hsieh
    (snip) Similarly, honest citizens should not have a general obligation to disclose to the government what firearms they’ve built or bought, provided they are for honest purposes. An honest person may wish to keep this information private to avoid becoming the target of thieves or unwanted political attacks. A desire for private firearms ownership is not proof of “criminal intent.” And if the government has a specific concern that someone is planning a crime with a gun (or any other tool), the burden of proof should be on the government prior to any search or other invasion of his privacy....
  • Defense Distributed declares 'government monopoly on force' obsolete (Photos)

    05/07/2013 6:37:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 May, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner has been avidly following the "Wiki Weapon" project, by Defense Distributed, to design a "printed" gun, that could be entirely made on a consumer grade 3-D printer. Even this correspondent, though, did not really believe that that goal was realistic in any near term time frame. Printable "high capacity" magazines and printable lower receivers for AR-15 "assault weapons," still requiring commercially manufactured metal parts to function as a complete firearm, seemed ambitious enough. The forcible citizen disarmament lobby certainly seems to have thought so.As it turns out, though, I should have had more faith...
  • That 3D-Printed Handgun You've Been Waiting For Is Here

    05/06/2013 11:36:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    Reason ^ | May. 3, 2013 | J.D. Tuccille
    Michael Thad Carter for ForbesRemember when Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson promised to unveil an entirely 3D-printed handgun made of ABS plastic with the firing pin its only metal part? Well, he's apparently done it. Forbes's Andy Greenberg was given a sneak peek of the result, and it looks and appears to be quite an achievement. If all goes well, the plans will be unveiled at next week.Writes Greenberg: Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun.Now he has.Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year University of Texas law student and founder of the...
  • 3D Printed Liberator Pistol: Video, more angles, loading detail

    05/06/2013 6:50:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In this YouTube video, more details are revealed about the first pistol to be completely produced by a 3D printer. There is one metal part, but it is made from a common nail, and is so ubiquitous that it does not offer any impediment to the creation of these pistols. Interesting details in this video include how the pistol is loaded. As I thought previously, the .380 ACP, 9x17, 9mm Kurtz, or 9mm Corto, all different designations for the same cartridge, is pushed into the chamber of the barrel by hand, then the barrel is simply snapped into place in...
  • Schumer: U.S. needs to block 3D plastic guns like ‘The Liberator’ from Defense Distributed

    05/06/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 6, 2013 | Edgar Sandoval
    A Texas company is set to release blueprints for making a plastic gun with a 3-D printer — a development Sen. Chuck Schumer called “stomach-churning” Sunday. Defense Distributed, a collective of gun access advocates headed by self-described “free-market anarchist” Cody Wilson, has announced it made such an untraceable gun with the new plastic-making technology. The nonprofit Texas group intends to post blueprints for “The Liberator” (pictured) online this week. The Liberator may look like a toy, but “this gun can fire regular bullets,” Schumer said, calling for legislation outlawing the technology’s weapons potential. “Security checkpoints, background checks and gun regulations...
  • Defense Distributed: Successful test fire of first 3D printed pistol (video)

    05/06/2013 7:25:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Defense Distributed has released a video of the successful test firing by hand of their first complete 3D printed pistol, the "Liberator". The Liberator has only one metal part, the firing pin, made from a common nail. In the video, Cody Wilson is shown firing the pistol by hand, to dramatically illustrate his faith in the design. The Liberator is a single shot pistol in .380 (9X17) caliber. While firearms have been made in home workshops ever since they have been in existence, the ability to download computer files and have a computer controlled machine print all the parts to...
  • Meet The 'Liberator': Test-Firing The World's First Fully 3D-Printed Gun

    05/05/2013 8:34:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 5 May, 2013 | Andy Greenberg
    <p>Before “three” arrives, a shot reverberates across the overcast central Texas landscape. A tall, sandy blond engineer named John has just pulled a twenty-foot length of yellow string tied to a trigger, which has successfully fired the world’s first entirely 3D-printed gun for the very first time, rocketing a .380 caliber bullet into a berm of dirt and prairie brush.</p>
  • This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)

    05/03/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT · by null and void · 61 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/03/2013 @ 7:00AM | Andy Greenberg
    The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the "Liberator." Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun. Now he has. Early next week [the] founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls “the Liberator,” All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic, [except] a single nail that’s used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition. Technically, Defense Distributed’s gun has one other non-printed...
  • Missing WWII Airmen to Be Buried at Arlington With Full Military Honors

    10/22/2011 9:09:02 AM PDT · by Doogle · 20 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/22/11 | APvia FOX
    the Pentagon announced Friday that the remains of 10 airmen missing in action from World War II will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The Department of Defense said in a news release that the crew was on a bombing mission over Berlin in April 1944 when their B-24J Liberator aircraft crashed near East Meitze, Germany. There were no survivors. The crash site was located in 2003 and human remains were turned over to U.S. officials. Additional remains, as well as metal ID tags and a class ring, were gathered over the next few...
  • A sad case of historical destruction.... (liberator pistol)

    01/12/2011 6:58:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 29 December, 2010 | Carteach0
    Friends, experience shows it always pays to scout around a bit... See what’s out there, keep your eyes open, and investigate your surroundings. That is what happened one morning when I had some hours to pass with no pressing duties. I did an internet search for local gun shops, picked a few that looked interesting, and took a drive to see who was open. As it happens, that part of Indiana had enough small gun shops to keep me going all day long, if I had wished. One waypoint on this morning’s journey turned up a neat little small town...
  • Ford's B-24 production in Detroit in WWII

    03/09/2010 7:50:58 AM PST · by shove_it · 31 replies · 731+ views
    Ford built at least 8000 B-24 aircraft in WWII. This a collection of 291 B&W photos from the Henry Ford Museum taken at the old Willow Run Airport and Ford Motor Co. in Detroit. During the war automobile manufacturing was suspended so that GM, Ford, etc., could concentrate on the manufacture of military vehicles and aircraft. Ford Motor Company's assembly line was located adjacent to Willow Run. The government and Boeing company told Henry Ford during the war that he could not build an airplane like a car on an assembly line. He built the freeway to the plant, built...
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 627 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • Remains identified for 2 WWII airmen

    04/26/2008 8:01:30 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 12 replies · 174+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4-26-2008 | By James Vaznis
    On Dec. 3, 1943, a B-24D Liberator bomber with two Army airmen from Massachusetts flew a stealth mission to destroy Japanese war vessels in the Bismarck Sea. The mission turned out to be a success. The crew found a Japanese convoy and bombed it.
  • Kansas aircrew brings WW II comrades back from watery grave (Home at Last!)

    03/11/2008 5:53:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 666+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. W. Michael Houk, KS USAF NG
    3/11/2008 - PALAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Palau (AFPN) -- A Kansas Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker crew from the 190th Air Refueling Wing returned the human remains March 3 to American soil after a recovery team recovered from a downed B-24 Liberator shot down near the Pacific island nation of Palau Sept. 1, 1944. According to military reports, the Army Air Forces B-24 was involved in a fight between American and Japanese forces over the island and suffered anti-aircraft fire. Three of the crew reportedly bailed out, one without a parachute, before the bomber crashed into the water. BentProp officials, a...
  • WWII bombers to seek Tucson riders

    03/26/2006 9:19:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,218+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    If you've ever dreamed of sailing the skies in a World War II bomber, there may be no time like the present in Tucson. But it'll cost ya. Four vintage bombers will touch down in the city in April, offering rides at about $400 a pop. The events are sponsored by two nonprofit foundations that use the money to help keep the rare old warplanes running. The Old Pueblo has become a favorite stopover for such outfits because our warm-weather city has all the attributes they look for. "Tucson is a hot spot because it has so many retirees and...
  • Iraqi Woman Praises Bush and America in Kansas; Blasts Naysayers

    01/23/2006 11:04:45 AM PST · by HonduGOP · 15 replies · 1,916+ views
    Fox News | 1/23/06 | HonduGOP
    In President Bush's speech, during a question and answer session, an Iraqi woman took the microphone and thanked America and President Bush for liberating 27 million Iraqis. She said that she lost family members to the ruthless Saddam Hussein's reign of terror and two sisters are now members of the new Iraqi Parliament. The unidentified Iraqi woman blasted the naysayers and non-supporters (read: Democrats and loony left) for standing against such a correct decision to oust Saddam from power. When the President told her to tell her relatives in Parliament to form a Unity government with Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds,...
  • Bush: An Unscripted Moment ( Turkish woman thanks President for liberating Iraq)

    01/23/2006 3:57:02 PM PST · by samsonite · 60 replies · 2,150+ views ^ | 1/23/06
  • Bush Meets Victims of 'Butcherer' Saddam AND (Barf)Rights Group: U.S. Has Torture Strategy

    01/18/2006 3:49:20 PM PST · by xzins · 2 replies · 321+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 18 Jan 06 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Bush Meets Victims of 'Butcherer' Saddam By NEDRA PICKLER ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - 0118dv-bush-iraqis Iraqis who said they were beaten, imprisoned and lost loved ones at the hands of Saddam Hussein's government shared their stories Wednesday with President Bush, who said the former Iraqi president "will get his due justice." There was an emotional atmosphere in the hourlong meeting, participants said, as Bush went around a table in the Roosevelt Room asking each of roughly a dozen Iraqis to tell their experiences. Bush said they told "stories of sadness and stories of bravery." "One of the interesting moments will...
  • American president's popularity spans globe

    05/17/2005 9:45:20 AM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 22 replies · 1,466+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2005
    In a foreign country the other day, a throng of people, chanting slogans and waving flags, awaited President George W. Bush. Hundreds of thousands of protesters, right? People angry at American aggressiveness and arrogance, no doubt. World citizens who think Mr. Bush is a reckless cowboy, too simplistic, his thought too little nuanced, his pronouncements too unmodulated for this complex, modern world. After all, isn't that what American elites have been telling us for years, now: that the Bush foreign policy is making the United States into the world's pariah? The elites were wrong again. The Bush visit occurred in...
  • Pro-U.S. Mayor Has Target On His Back [Wants Bush Statue in Baghdad]

    01/30/2005 6:54:49 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 46 replies · 1,320+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 30, 2005 | JOSH WILLIAMS
    BAGHDAD — The man replacing the mayor of Baghdad — who was assassinated for his pro-American loyalties — says he is not worried about his ties to Washington. In fact, he'd like to erect a monument to honor President Bush in the middle of the city. "We will build a statue for Bush," said Ali Fadel, the former provincial council chairman. "He is the symbol of freedom." Fadel's predecessor, Ali al-Haidari, was gunned down Jan. 4 when militants opened fire on his armor-covered BMW as it traveled with a three-car convoy. Fadel said he received numerous threats on his life...
  • Bonnie Henry: WWII lark resonates even now (Lady Freepers TISSUE ALERT)

    12/29/2004 5:50:28 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 830+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 12/29/04 | Bonnie Henry
    It began as a lark. Two young women working in the cockpit of a Liberator bomber during World War II leave their names and addresses for the pilots to find. "I didn't expect to hear from anybody," says Mildred Lemons, who now lives in Arivaca. But a couple of months later, she did hear from one: Douglas Gordon Elliott, a flight engineer with the Royal Australian Air Force. Until the war's end, he and Lemons would correspond. And then both just drifted away. "I don't know who quit first," says Lemons. "I was married. The war was over." Suddenly, it...
  • A soldier's story : Veterans Day has special meaning for one man

    11/11/2004 12:15:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 756+ views
    SIERRA VISTA - Sixty years ago today, Dennis C. Jones was relaxing. He had taken a shower, shaved and eaten. It was Armistice Day - as today's Veterans Day is called. But for Jones - Casey to his friends - Nov. 11, 1944, was far from idyllic. There was no armistice the day Jones took a break on Panay Island in the Philippines. The area was still under Japanese control as he and a few other airmen made their way up the island - a 35-day trip - to where they would board a submarine to be taken to Australia....
  • Iraqi Kurds back Bush

    11/02/2004 6:05:49 AM PST · by Lori675 · 12 replies · 239+ views
    They may not know what the Republican Party is, but Sulaimaniyah residents are staunchly in favour of its leader. As the United States presidential election approached, George Bush and John Kerry were still neck and neck in the polls – unless, of course, you count those carried out in Sulaimaniyah, in the Kurdish area of north-eastern Iraq. Here Bush would be assured of a runaway victory. As in the rest of Iraq, people here may still not be enjoying the lifestyle and freedoms they had hoped would follow the end of Saddam Hussein’s rule, and many are openly critical of...
  • Bush Voters in Baghdad

    10/29/2004 5:39:42 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 449+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 29, 2004 | LAWRENCE F. KAPLAN
    ...[T]he thousands of academics, lawyers, rights advocates, and other educated elites leading the effort to create a new Iraq... have hitched their fortunes to our own and nearly all of whom hope that President Bush wins. ...These, after all, are the Iraqis building institutions, occupying key positions in ministries, and cooperating openly with the U.S. And they're the Iraqis with the most to lose in the event John Kerry makes good on his pledge to "bring the troops home where they belong."... Such fears haven't been spun out of whole cloth. As far as Iraqi elites are concerned, President Bush...
  • Black XXVIII: "Dutch's Home!!"

    06/11/2004 9:14:18 PM PDT · by Mudboy Slim · 746 replies · 4,025+ views
    "Dutch's Home!!" (To be sung to Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road") Effete Whore'd's damned...Reagan's hearse waits... RATS' derision towards Nancy, the Right ignores... As Sean Hannity raves!! Liberator's fightin' fer "the lowly"... Hey, I'm FReer 'cuz what Reagan showed me!! Dutch's headin' home again...Right claims his grace...we're not alone!! We gathered outside...Leftists, you know just what we're here for!! RATS're scair't 'cuz they're thinkin'...our Nation ain't listenin' to FOOLS anymore!! Show a little faith, there's passion on the Right!! RATS're poltroonish...we'll win the Big Fight!! Folks, FReedom's all Right to me!! Left ain't Right...we'll recover...RATS' loss is our gain!! Right's awestruck...cut...
  • Hegemony or Empire?

    06/02/2004 11:13:05 AM PDT · by thatcher · 6 replies · 490+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | September/October 2003 | Niall Ferguson
    Summary: Did the United Kingdom's influence in its heyday match the United States' today? Two Hegemonies provides an answer; but "empire" might be the better word.Niall Ferguson is Herzog Professor of History at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power.From Foreign Affairs September/October 2003Hegemony or Empire? By Niall FergusonTwo Hegemonies: Britain 1846-1914 and the United States 1941-2001 .Patrick Karl O'Brien & Armand Clesse. Aldershot, U.K.: Asghate, 2002, 365 $84.95...
  • Bush hero of Iraq, claims Saudi columnist

    12/19/2003 10:34:50 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 42 replies · 158+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com ^ | Posted: December 19, 2003 5:00 p.m. Eastern | © 2003
    President 'will go down in Arab history as the liberator of Baghdad' Despite today's widespread Arab rage over the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush "will go down in Arab history as the liberator of Baghdad," writes one bold Saudi columnist. Writing in the Saudi daily Arab News yesterday, columnist Dr. Muhammad Al-Rasheed praised last Sunday's capture by Americans of the former Iraqi tyrant and hailed Bush as a liberator. Here, courtesy of the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, are excerpts of Al-Rasheed's column: "Beware the march of history or the ides of March, whichever appeals...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers 376th Heavy Bombardment Group (1942-1945)- Nov. 12th, 2003

    11/12/2003 12:00:15 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 118 replies · 4,211+ views ^ | Captain Jack Preble
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. Welcome to "Warrior Wednesday" Where the Freeper Foxhole introduces a different...
  • Gun crime spreads 'like a cancer' across Britain

    10/06/2003 11:24:05 AM PDT · by 45Auto · 44 replies · 1,730+ views
    The Observer/Guardian Unlimited ^ | 5 October 2003 | Tony Thompson
    Few people paid much attention when, late last month, Shabir Hussain and his friend Mohammed Shabir were jailed for 11 years at Birmingham Crown Court. Working with rudimentary tools in the basements of their homes, the pair had set themselves up as armourers to the local underworld, converting blank firing pistols into lethal weapons. They produced more than 170 guns and sold them to gangs from Bristol to Manchester. One week after the jailings, the murder of Nottingham jewellery shop owner Marian Bates, the gunning down of Hertfordshire gangster Dave King, and a drive-by shooting in Reading in which three...
  • There's a George Bush in Baghdad, six weeks old and screaming in a crib

    08/28/2003 6:20:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 39 replies · 869+ views
    AP | 8/28/03
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug 28, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- A Baghdad mother and father, to show their thanks to U.S. President George W. Bush for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, have named their son after the American leader. Had the couple had twin boys, they say, the would have named them George Bush and Tony Blair. The new George Bush - probably the only one in Baghdad - was born six weeks ago to Nadia Jergis Mohammed, 34, and her husband Abdul Kader Faris, 41. "I tell you all Iraqis hated Saddam's regime. It was only George Bush who...
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. President (57 Years Young)

    07/06/2003 12:46:26 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 30 replies · 460+ views
  • US launches patriotic magazine in Iraq

    06/10/2003 3:09:19 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 152+ views
    Sify News ^ | June 10, 2003 | SN Staff
    Baghdad: The US army has launched a glossy patriotic magazine to rally its 3rd Infantry Division, whose troops face hostile action in the badlands of western Iraq a full two months after Saddam Hussein's ouster. Called the "Liberator", the 16-page in-house publication carries rousing reports from the field to win over homesick troops who might be doubting the rationale for the US presence more than six months after they first arrived in Kuwait to train for the invasion. The 5,000-copy launch edition opens with Specialist Jacob Boyer's answer to doubting comrades. "I found the debate raging in my own head...
  • Byrd: 'False Premises' Prompted Iraq War (BARF ALERT!!!)

    05/22/2003 12:34:28 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 17 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed May 21, 7:42 PM ET | KEN GUGGENHEIM
    Byrd: 'False Premises' Prompted Iraq War Wed May 21, 7:42 PM ET Add Politics - U. S. Congress to My Yahoo! By KEN GUGGENHEIM, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Byrd (news, bio, voting record) accused the Bush administration of using "false premises" to get Americans to accept what he said was an illegal and unprovoked attack on Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s government. AP Photo Latest news: · UN Votes to Lift Iraq Sanctions by 14-0Reuters - 12 minutes ago · Impact of New Post-War Iraq Resolution AP - 20 minutes ago · After decades of Saddam's...
  • Nobody Loves a Liberator (Liberal Media ALERT)

    04/12/2003 3:19:25 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 148+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2003 | ANTONY BEEVOR
    The news from Iraq has changed. Statue-toppling and impromptu street celebrations have given way to looting and factional violence. Already, there's a whiff of resentment toward the United States and England for not being quick enough to provide food, water and security to the country. This shift, sudden though it was, should not have come as a surprise. Few countries love their liberators once the cheering dies away. This is especially true when they feel humiliated. Almost 60 years ago another country was freed by American and British forces: France. In fact, one cannot help wondering whether President Jacques Chirac...
  • Hundreds of Iraqis eagerly surrender

    03/21/2003 1:29:49 PM PST · by GLDNGUN · 22 replies · 241+ views
    MSNBC Website ^ | 03/21/03
    SAFWAN, Iraq, March 21 — Waving white flags and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of Iraqi soldiers quickly surrendered to coalition forces in southern Iraq — and some even tried to give themselves up to Western journalists. One Marine traffic control unit manning an intersection in southern Iraq accepted at least 45 soldiers’ surrender by sundown Friday. ... In the town of Safwan, Iraqi civilians eagerly greeted the 1st Marine Division. One little boy, who had chocolate melted all over his face after a soldier gave him some treats from his ration kit, kept pointing at the sky,...
  • The B-24 LIBERATOR

    07/24/2002 8:06:24 AM PDT · by RMrattlesnake · 18 replies · 742+ views
    rockey mountian Rattlesnake Press ^ | 24july02 | Darren Morrison
    The Liberator By Darren Morrison “Liberator” was the name given to a weapon of war called the B-24 bomber. Though this plane was in the shadows of the famous B-17 flying fortress, the B-24 was a remarkable aircraft in its own right. The Liberator had a number of virtues which made it a highly sought-after bomber: it was fast (300 m.p.h. at 30,000 feet); capable of carrying a payload of 8,000 pounds; and had an operational range of approximately 2,290 miles. The Liberator was the most sought-after bomber in World War II. This plane had an outstanding war record in...