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  • Homefront heroine: Sybil Stockdale’s fight for MIAs, POWs

    11/05/2015 10:27:08 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Seth Lipsky
    Sybil Stockdale is going to be buried Friday at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, where she’ll rest beside her husband, Vice Admiral James Stockdale. He was one of the greatest heroes in American history — and so was she. They are a pair to think about in our cynical and feminist age. He led a battered band of brothers to defy a barbaric foe holding them as prisoners of war in the dungeons of Hanoi. For this America would drape him with the Medal of Honor. On the other side of the world, Sybil Stockdale led an uprising of...
  • Nausea Alert: Barack and Michelle Obama's Love Story Coming to Theaters

    12/05/2014 2:44:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    nesbusters ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    Its all about true love not only for the Obamas, but also for the media. The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obamas romance is heading to the screen, reported Deadlines Jen Yamato on Dec. 5. The drama, Southside With You, will detail the Obama couples epic first date the summer of 1989 consisting of the Art Institute, a long walk, and Spike Lees Do The Right Thing. In July 2015, the filming will begin where their romance blossomed: Chicago. Get On Up actress Tika Sumpter will star as Michelle Obama but the real question...
  • Let me tell you what my father got my mother for Christmas.

    12/23/2013 8:14:10 PM PST · by boycott · 56 replies
    Vanity | December 23, 2013 | boycott
    First of all, my father won't be here to give it to her this year. He passed away a few weeks ago. My father had cancer. He wasn't able to walk the last few months of his life so he was pretty much forced to stay in bed. He had picked out some jewelry he wanted to give my mother for Christmas and asked my sister to get it for him. Way too much was going on for all of us because of my father's condition but he was persistent and continued to ask her to go get the gift....
  • For WWII soldier's widow, a 60-year mystery finally solved

    06/10/2012 2:39:20 PM PDT · by LTC.Ret · 23 replies
    CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley ^ | June 5, 2012 | By Steve Hartman
    Peggy Harris of Vernon, Tex. never got a knock at the door, never got a telegram, never got anything definitive explaining what happened to her husband Billie during World War II. And so, in the absence of answers, she has remained dutiful to this day. . . . Wrote repeatedly, in fact, asking for any information about the fate of her husband. The last letter, in 2005, was directed to Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, who also happens to be vice-chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. . . . Note: After this story aired, Rep. Thornberry's office issued an...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate

    04/16/2011 3:23:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate By Ben Geman - 04/15/11 09:10 PM ET Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have paralyzed governments. Gore who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students. Its true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy...
  • Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful

    08/17/2010 2:05:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Revolution Broadcasting ^ | 13 August 2010 | John OSullivan
    US Government admits satellite temperature readings degraded. All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high. The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud (view original article) (August 9, 2010). Caught in the center of the controversy is the beleaguered taxpayer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAAs Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis has now confirmed that the fast spreading story on the respected climate skeptic blog is true. However, NOAA spokesman, Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis...
  • Al and Tipper Gore to separate

    06/01/2010 9:25:59 AM PDT · by mainsail that · 274 replies · 12,821+ views
    Politico ^ | Politico
    Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday. In an Email from Al and Tipper Gore, the couple said: We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend...
  • Erich Segal, Love Story Author, Dies at 72

    01/20/2010 12:39:26 AM PST · by tlb · 15 replies · 859+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 19, 2010 | BRUCE WEBER
    Erich Segal, a Yale classics professor turned popular writer whose first novel, Love Story, became a staggering commercial success if not quite a critical one when it appeared in 1970, died on Sunday at his home in London. He was 72. The cause was a heart attack.. Mr. Segal had been ill with Parkinsons disease for 25 years. The novel spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list. It has sold tens of millions of copies and been translated into many languages. Released to great fanfare on the books coattails, the movie, starring Ryan ONeal...
  • Longtime loves Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal to finally marry

    06/24/2009 12:52:40 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 33 replies · 1,669+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 24, 2009 | Cristina Everett
    Ryan ONeal and longtime love Farrah Fawcett are finally getting married. "I've asked her to marry me, again, and she's agreed," O'Neal, 68, tells Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview on ABCs 20/20. ONeal says the couple, who have been together since 1980, "will" wed "as soon as she can, say yes ... Maybe we can just nod her head." "I promise you, we will," he told Walters. "Absolutely." The wedding is sure to be a high point in Fawcetts three-year battle with anal cancer that has left the actress, 62, now "fighting for her life." As for the couples...
  • UCI asks: Why do people hate Al Gore?

    03/01/2009 9:29:06 PM PST · by melt · 53 replies · 1,730+ views ^ | 2/28/09 | Gary Robbins
    Ive been asked to moderate a private seminar at UC Irvine next month that has a very provocative title: The Climate Change Dilemma and Why People Hate Al Gore. The seminar is being sponsored by Prosperitas, a small new group of wealthy peers which is partnering with with UCIs Merage School of Business to explore hot topics. Hot, indeed. Virtually every time I write about the weather and every time I write about climate change or global warming I get lots of comments from readers, many which express a disgust or hatred of Gore, who shared the...
  • Gore TV Lands In Central Park (Can you sell out a free event?)

    10/05/2005 7:29:32 AM PDT · by dead · 25 replies · 850+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/5 | Adam Buckman
    October 5, 2005 -- A pep rally to be held tomorrow in Central Park for Al Gore's new cable channel for young people, Current TV, is sold out, according to the event's Web site. Tickets were free... Instructions on the site indicate that there might be some tickets at the entrance available to those who register online for a waiting list. The event, called "Take Back TV," is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield, best known as the site of SummerStage. Besides promoting the fledgling cable channel, Take Back TV is aimed...
  • The Hollywood-Media 'Million Dollar Baby' Hoax - (Triumph by Joan Swirsky!)

    12/24/2004 2:57:46 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 961+ views
    Nowhere is this more obvious than in the recent release of "Million Dollar Baby," the new Clint Eastwood film that trailers artfully convey as an endearing relationship movie between a gritty boxing manager and an even grittier female boxer wannabe, a sort of million-to-one-odds story that, viewers were assured, would have them in for a good ole sentimental cry perfect for the Christmas season. When the movie debuted last week, the L.A. Film Critics immediately voted it runner-up for best picture of the year, it received five Golden Globe nominations, the National Board of Reviews promptly placed it on...
  • Gore demands six resignations

    05/26/2004 9:53:14 PM PDT · by kattracks · 90 replies · 759+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/04 | Amy Fagan
    <p>Citing what he called "arrogance, willfulness and bungling" by President Bush in his foreign policy, Al Gore yesterday blamed flawed policies for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners and said six administration officials should resign because of the Iraq situation.</p> <p>In a fiery speech at New York University -- sponsored by the political action committee of the liberal group -- the former vice president called for the resignations of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George J. Tenet, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and Douglas J. Feith and Stephen A. Cambone, both undersecretaries of defense.</p>
  • Love across the lines (Love story from Iraq)

    02/11/2004 3:21:41 PM PST · by gdyniawitawa · 4 replies · 188+ views
    Guardian ^ | Wednesday February 11, 2004
    Love across the lines It was never going to be easy for the American sergeant and the Iraqi doctor who fell in love in Baghdad - he was kicked out of the army and the country and she was threatened in the street. But now the couple, who married last August and haven't seen each other since, are to be reunited. They talk to Julian Borger Saddam Hussein is reputed to be a big Shakespeare fan. He particularly likes The Taming of the Shrew and, more oddly, Romeo and Juliet. For some reason, the ex-dictator believes the tale of the...
  • Did Freepers witness a test takedown of the Internet in preparation for War?

    02/18/2003 12:52:46 PM PST · by acnielsen guy · 114 replies · 392+ views
    Self | 02/18/03 | acnielsen
    At 4:15am EST a strange thing happened on the Internet. Two Freepers were posting pictures and communicating with each other, one in Spain and the other in Florida. Suddenly all logos and pictures filed to appear on the separate sites although the text did. Up to that time the refresh time was two to three seconds. A single server going down or a photographic site disabled is common and would not be a cause for concern. But when servers in two different countries are affected at precisely the same time with only graphics involved then we have a very unusual...
  • All Pictures and Logos on the WEB world wide disappeared

    02/18/2003 2:33:30 AM PST · by acnielsen guy · 189 replies · 729+ views
    Observation | self
    All pictures and logos on the world wideweb disappeared at 4:15 easter until 4:20 EST. I check France, Spain, Germany, America, and Japan. American contacts confirmed this also.
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    12/12/2002 6:19:24 AM PST · by I luv bush really · 50 replies · 528+ views

    12/05/2002 1:12:23 AM PST · by kattracks · 24 replies · 312+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>December 5, 2002 -- MAYBE it's just wishful thinking, but the December buzz among Dems is starting to be that maybe, just maybe, Al Gore will bow out of the 2004 presidential race and deprive Republicans of their dream race - a Bush-Gore rematch.</p>
  • Gore visits black churches in central Florida to help McBride

    11/03/2002 2:36:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies · 658+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-3-02 | MIKE BRANOM
    EATONVILLE, Fla. - Former Vice President Al Gore on Sunday urged black voters "to walk through fire" to cast their ballots, testifying to his experience during the Florida recount of 2000. "If anybody ever tells you that one vote doesn't make a difference, ask them to come talk to me," said Gore, who two years ago lost the presidential election to George W. Bush in part because of the electoral debacle in Florida. That line, repeated at three Orlando-area black churches, was met every time with applause and cries of approval. Democrats have long regarded black voters as a crucial...
  • Gore Invokes 2000 Vote to Help Townsend

    11/01/2002 4:37:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 293+ views
    The Washington Post, Page B08 ^ | 11-1-02 | By Paul Schwartzman
    Former vice president Al Gore yesterday urged Maryland Democrats to remember the outrage they felt over the results of the 2000 presidential election and channel it to bring voters to the polls in the tight gubernatorial race. Appearing with Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend at a boisterous rally at Bowie State University, Gore asked people whether they recalled where they were when the U.S. Supreme Court decided to discontinue counting ballots from the disputed Florida vote two years ago. Dozens of hands shot up. "Are you over it?" Gore asked, to which the crowd shouted that it was not. "Use...

    10/12/2002 1:16:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 296+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/12/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>October 12, 2002 -- If voters got a second chance to pick between George W. Bush and Al Gore, it would be a Bush blowout by 59 to 34 percent, according to a new nationwide Marist College poll.</p> <p>There could well be a Bush-Gore rematch, because Gore remains the top 2004 presidential pick among Democrats. Meanwhile, Gore's spokesman yesterday said Gore would have voted against the Iraq resolution, putting him at odds with all potential Democratic presidential candidates in the House and Senate.</p>
  • White House hits Gore as erratic

    09/27/2002 10:35:51 PM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 343+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/02 | Bill Sammon
    <p>DENVER The White House yesterday ridiculed Al Gore for flip-flopping on Iraq and dismissed the former vice president's charge that President Bush is trampling civil liberties.</p> <p>"You know, it's hard to pay attention to what Al Gore says because it's so hard to know what Al Gore really believes, given how many times he's changed his position on Iraq," said White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.</p>
  • Gore Accuses Bush Administration of an 'Attack on Civil Liberties' After Sept. 11

    09/26/2002 2:30:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 433+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/16/02
    W A S H I N G T O N, Sept. 26 Democrat Al Gore, criticizing President Bush as he tests the waters for another possible presidential bid, accused the administration Thursday of an "attack on civil liberties" and ignoring signs that Osama bin Laden had been planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was the former vice president's second scathing attack on Bush in a week.Speaking at a Democratic fund-raising breakfast in Wilmington, Del., Gore took issue with the administration's handling of intelligence information prior to the Sept. 11 attacks and for its treatment of some terrorism...
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...