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  • Spokane man finds message in a bottle [--] from 1913

    04/08/2009 3:16:12 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 15 replies · 1,842+ views
    The Spokesman Review ^ | 4/07/2009 | JIM KERSHNER
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Darin Winkler was out walking the banks of the Spokane River with his kids last weekend when he saw something that looked... Well, let me put it this way: After you hear this story, the song "Message in a Bottle" may be stuck in your head for days. "Spring and high water brings up various kinds of things on shore," said Winkler, who lives in the River Run subdivision on the Spokane River, just south of Spokane Falls Community College. "We saw an old flattened basketball and a bunch of bottles. Mostly they were whiskey bottles,...
  • We are moving forward on our rally in Washington D C.

    03/21/2009 5:55:43 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 6 replies · 335+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 21, 2009 | Michael Eden
    How do you play nice with a rogue terrorist state that calls your country "the Great Satan" and vows to exterminate all Jews? Obama is trying desperately to find a way: TEHRAN, Iran – The Iranian government brushed aside a Persian New Year's message Friday from President Barack Obama offering to resolve years of hostility, saying it wants concrete change from Washington before it's ready to enter a dialogue. Obama released the video to coincide with the major Iranian festival of Nowruz, a 12-day holiday that marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of the new year on the...
  • Being Insane :)

    02/23/2009 9:59:10 AM PST · by Revski · 9 replies · 477+ views
    You tube ^ | 2/23/09 | Revski
    Thanks for viewing and this file had been posted under general chat but if you missed it here it is again!
  • Accused of Being Insane

    02/22/2009 1:52:58 PM PST · by Revski · 31 replies · 826+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/22/09 | Revski
    Thanks for viewing and enjoy!!!
  • Century-old message in a bottle found[UK]

    12/20/2008 10:52:35 AM PST · by BGHater · 23 replies · 1,339+ views
    The Northern Echo ^ | 20 Dec 2008 | Jim McTaggart
    WHEN a workman started knocking down part of a chimney in a museum he found a letter in a beer bottle that had lain hidden for 102 years. Stonemason Joe Kipling discovered the bottle as he worked on a major alteration project at the Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle. Museum officials were delighted yesterday when they read the letter, which had been handwritten in 1906 by Owen Stanley Scott, who was the curator and secretary of the museum at the time. It states that the flue was one of a number being blocked up in April 1906 when stoves used...
  • Fred Thompson Jokes About the Election

    12/10/2008 5:53:07 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 6 replies · 747+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11/16/08 | Fred Thompson
    Click here for the video from the cruise. (NRO's post election cruise)
  • CA: New land-use law's message: build near transit (SB375, signed by Gub. SchwarzenKennedy)

    11/28/2008 2:24:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 781+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/27/08 | James Temple
    Many California planning and environmental groups are heralding the passage of legislation designed to address global warming by curbing suburban sprawl as a watershed moment, perhaps the state's most important land-use law in more than 30 years. "It's a sea change in the way we're planning and funding growth and development," said Stephanie Reyes, senior policy advocate with San Francisco's Greenbelt Alliance. "The winds are shifting, and this is the time to get on board." But she and other advocates acknowledge that the importance of SB375, signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in late September, lies as much in...
  • This Message is for All FREEPers! NO EXCUSES THESE LAST 4 DAYS!!!

    10/31/2008 8:01:42 AM PDT · by FloridaBattleGround · 18 replies · 665+ views
    If you don't want to wake up on Wednesday morning with the most marxist, socialist, corrupt, anti-american president we have ever had, then this message is for you. Please do not spend the next 4 days in your house or at work. Please take the day off and get busy fighting for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Even if you are not in a swing state, if you are a near a swing state, then get to one and help!!! If you are in a non-swing state, get on the phone and call the numbers at JohnMcCain.com to help convince...
  • Prepare for 'important message', NKorea diplomats told: report

    10/18/2008 5:48:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 699+ views
    Google | AFP ^ | 10/18/08
    TOKYO (AFP) — North Korea has ordered its diplomats overseas to get ready for an "important announcement" that may be related to the health of its reclusive leader Kim Jong-Il, a Japanese newspaper said on Saturday. Pyongyang has told diplomats around the world to stay in one place and refrain from travelling, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported, quoting several unnamed sources familiar with North Korean issues. The sources speculated the message could be related to North Korea's relations with South Korea or the health of Kim, Japan's best-selling daily said, adding that the announcement was expected in a few days.
  • What should be McCain's RECURRING message?

    10/09/2008 8:31:00 PM PDT · by ceoinva · 65 replies · 714+ views
    kennesaw.edu ^ | Unknown | Kennesaw
    ... During the debate, the two candidates provided clear differences of opinion on the issues. Carter's answers resorted to more government programs and aid. Reagan, on the other hand, stayed on his recurring message of freeing the taxpayers and limiting government intervention ...
  • Message in a bottle found 35 years after being thrown overboard

    10/07/2008 1:45:27 PM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 2,595+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 05 Oct 2008 | Sarah Lipman
    Evan Buffington knew what he had found as soon as he spotted it in the sand. The bottle was imbedded in a small island no more than 48 square miles called Middle Caicos, part of the British West Indies. Buffington found it while vacationing with his family in late August, on a hike with the men of the family. Buffington, a resident of Makanda, Ill., dug out the bottle and brushed off the sand. It was a clear glass Tab cola bottle, with a cork inside and an aluminum screw top to keep it sealed. Some moisture had seeped in,...
  • Frustrated by Lack of 'Red Meat,' Not 'Hitting McCain Hard Enough'(Long "Where's the Beef" read)

    08/27/2008 11:52:21 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 18 replies · 248+ views
    News Busters ^ | August 27, 2008 | Brent Baker
    Most prevalent theme during Tuesday night's coverage of the Democratic National Convention, after speculation over healing the Clinton-Obama feud: TV journalists worrying about how the Democrats are not adequately aggressive in their attacks against John McCain as reporters, especially on CBS, repeatedly pressed for more “red meat” and wondered if the speakers are being “hard enough” or “tough enough” on McCain? CBS's Bob Schieffer rued to keynoter Mark Warner that “normally keynote speeches” deliver “a lot of red meat,” but “I didn't hear a lot of that.” Over on NBC, Brian Williams pushed Warner: “You know there's some in the...
  • Text hoaxes plague Obama VP plan (Elliot Spitzer as Obama's VP)

    08/22/2008 9:40:04 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 32 replies · 160+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/22/08 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – By the time Barack Obama is ready to announce his vice presidential pick, will anyone believe him? In recent days, as speculation and anticipation has mounted, so too have phony text messages declaring Obama’s supposed running mate – from Evan Bayh and Hillary Rodham Clinton to Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. It’s a cruel twist in a prolonged game of guessing that has put political junkies and Democratic supporters on edge since the campaign announced last week that it would disclose Obama’s choice through text messaging, which is expected to happen by Saturday. In the absence of...
  • McCain Forgetting the First Rule of Fight Club

    08/03/2008 12:00:56 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 39 replies · 148+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 03, 2008 | Salena Zito
    McCain Forgetting the First Rule of Fight Club By Salena Zito An old political adage says, "He who sets the debate wins the election." If the presidential election was held tomorrow, it would be hello President Barack Obama because, so far, John McCain is handing him a victory. McCain is better than the campaign he has run so far. Most people admit that McCain is an inspirational figure - even Obama has admitted that - so why isn't McCain telling voters where he wants to lead them? Instead, his campaign is all about his opponent. "He himself is reinforcing that...
  • Where is McCain's message?

    08/03/2008 6:04:14 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 45 replies · 113+ views
    The Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2008 | Salena Zito
    An old political adage says, "He who sets the debate wins the election." If the presidential election was held tomorrow, it would be hello President Barack Obama because, so far, John McCain is handing him a victory. McCain is better than the campaign he has run so far. Most people admit that McCain is an inspirational figure -- even Obama has admitted that -- so why isn't McCain telling voters where he wants to lead them?
  • Face of Defense: Soldier’s Music Carries Positive Messages

    07/07/2008 4:23:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 51+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Michel Sauret, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, July 7, 2008 – He has the fast-flowing lips of a rap artist whose lyrics don’t stumble. His songs tell stories instead of just describing hanging emotions. He rhymes with passion and recites his own words as if he were creating them on the spot. Army Master Sgt. Isaac Alexis of Houston performs “We Gotta Go,” a song about soldiers leaving their homes to serve in Iraq, during an open-mic night at Camp Liberty, Iraq, June 8, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Michel Sauret, Multinational Division Center  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “You know, I...
  • Updike Reads The Lines in American Art (Fired WP reporter hides message to readers in last article)

    05/28/2008 4:22:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 402+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/28/08 | Linton Weeks
    Give novelist and sometime art critic John Updike credit. The 2008 National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecturer tried to answer the thorny question: "What is American about American art?"
  • Bin Laden to issue "very strong" message: website

    05/18/2008 6:46:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 121+ views
    Bin Laden to issue "very strong" message: website Sun May 18, 2008 9:31am EDT DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden will issue a "very strong" statement to Muslims across the world soon, an Islamist website said on Sunday. "A very strong statement to the Islamic nation by the lion of Islam sheikh Osama bin Laden," read a banner posted on the al Qaeda-linked website. The website said the statement would be issued "soon", without giving further details. Such messages usually appear within 72 hours. In his latest message, posted on Friday to mark Israel's 60th anniversary, bin Laden vowed to...
  • Preaching Hawk

    03/24/2008 6:13:06 PM PDT · by Revski · 95+ views
    A red-shoulder animated hawk in observation of his surrounding preaches a very shot sermon. The video is less than a minute and the preaching is only a few seconds from the Bible scripture Isaiah 9:6 and Acts 3:15, Peace and Life. Revski
  • Chaplain brings spiritual message to deployed Airmen

    03/20/2008 5:54:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Jason McCree, USAF
    3/20/2008 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The Air Force deputy chief of chaplains traveled to Southwest Asia in March to meet Airmen and to speak at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing's annual National Prayer Breakfast. Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson was the guest speaker during the breakfast, delivering a message on the United States national motto: 'In God we trust.' The National Prayer Breakfast is "an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate what it means when our Constitution says we can freely exercise our faith," said the chaplain, who assists the Air Force chief of chaplains in overseeing a corps...
  • Bin Laden issuing new message soon

    03/19/2008 1:47:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 1,266+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/08 | AP
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden will be issuing a new message timed to the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, a militant Web site with close connections to the group said Wednesday. "Urgent, very soon by the will of God," read the announcement of the new message "the response is what you see and not what you hear, by the warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden." Iraq marked the fifth anniversary of the war on Wednesday. The announcement was text only and showed no pictures of the elusive militant leader. The message would be bin Laden's...
  • NYPD: Dad claims to have killed girl for text-messaging boy

    02/17/2008 2:09:48 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 285+ views
    WBOC ^ | February 17, 2008 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say a father whose daughter's burned body was found stuffed in the boiler of his apartment building killed the girl because he was upset with her for text-messaging a boy. Police say 34-year-old Miguel Matias (muh-TY'-uhs) called 911 yesterday morning and claimed he strangled the 14-year-old the night before and dumped her body in the woods. Police aren't sure whether the girl was dead before she was stuffed into the boiler. The medical examiner's office is trying to determine the cause of death. Matias is separated from the girl's mother but had...
  • Egypt Got The Message

    01/25/2008 7:48:58 AM PST · by jdm · 23 replies · 129+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 25, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    It didn't take long for Egypt to get the message. After Israeli ministers openly talked about transferring responsibility for Gaza's energy and humanitarian needs to Cairo for not closing the blown-up Rafah border, Egypt responded today by forcing the border closed. They put up barbed wire and shot water cannons at Gazans who attempted to defy the closure: Egypt began closing its breached border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Friday, using barbed wire and water cannons to keep Palestinians from crossing into Egypt in defiance of an Israeli blockade. Israeli air strikes overnight killed four Palestinian militants in the...
  • Why We Serve: Deployment Gives Sailor Message to Public

    01/18/2008 3:34:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 97+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Sgt. Sara Moore, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2008 – When Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Ralph Chavez volunteered for a deployment to Afghanistan, he didn’t really know what he was getting himself into. It ended up being one of the best experiences of his military career. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Ralph Chavez. Defense Department Photo.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Chavez, a yeoman, or administrative specialist, decided to volunteer for an individual augmentation deployment in 2006 while stationed in California. He said it was important for him to volunteer because he knew soldiers and Marines who were on their second or...
  • Operation Message DVDs bring soldiers, families together

    11/16/2007 4:24:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 86+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — For Alyzia and Keyana White, the upcoming holidays will be sad. Their father, Army Staff Sgt. William White, is in Iraq. The two girls have only heard their dad’s voice once since he left in August. But on Thursday, the two cut a disc to be sent to their air traffic controller dad, and he will not only be able to hear them but see them, too. The Southern Arizona Chapter of American Red Cross project, supported by Raytheon and radio station 104.1 The Truth, recorded family messages as part of Operation Message. Amanda Thomas, spokeswoman for...
  • Why We Serve: Army Sergeant Brings Positive Message to Public

    11/09/2007 4:31:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 100+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2007 – Serving in the military was something Jose Munoz always wanted to do, but it wasn’t until after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that he was spurred to enlist and fulfill that dream. Army Sgt. Jose Munoz is telling the military’s story to the American people at community and business events, veterans organizations and other gatherings as part of the Defense Department’s “Why We Serve” public outreach program. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Munoz, now a sergeant with five and a half years in the Army, said a lack of...
  • Schneider: Romney's Message Resonating (Romney Outworking the Field)

    11/06/2007 12:00:49 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 19 replies · 56+ views
    YouTube/CNN ^ | 11/04/07 | Bill Schneider
    Click here for video.
  • Message In The Stones

    11/01/2007 1:50:09 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 200+ views
    Message in the Stones Why transport 82 two-tonne megaliths across more than 250 miles of mountain, river and sea to build a stone circle at Stonehenge? This is one of the greatest mysteries of Britain’s best-known, but least understood, prehistoric monument. Now Tim Darvill thinks he has the answer: the famous bluestones had healing powers, and the builders of Stonehenge were creating a prehistoric Lourdes. The latest issue of CA tells all. Despite centuries of study, we seem no nearer to answering such basic questions as what is Stonehenge, who built it and why. The publication in 1965 of Stonehenge...
  • Convent closed after nuns in fist-fight

    10/01/2007 8:31:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies · 586+ views
    Adelaide Now ^ | 1 Oct 07
    A CONVENT in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows. Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista, reportedly upset about their mother superior's authoritarian ways, scratched her in the face and threw her to the ground at Santa Clara convent near Bari in an incident in July that was kept quiet until now. Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri tried to reconcile the nuns but finally decided in late August that they had "clearly lost their religious vocation'' and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent. Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista moved to...
  • Al-Qaeda leader relies on technology to get his message to audience

    09/12/2007 1:10:04 AM PDT · by Westlander · 3 replies · 384+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9-12-2007 | Joby Warrick
    Early yesterday morning, a South Carolina Web designer who works at home managed to scoop al-Qaeda by publicly unveiling its new video, a feat she has accomplished numerous times since 2002. Within hours, cable news stations were broadcasting images of Osama bin Laden commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and crediting the 50-year-old woman, who uses the pseudonym Laura Mansfield. The bin Laden video that surfaced Friday was promoted on several Islamic Web sites in messages posted by al-Sahab, a group that produces some of al-Qaeda's propaganda videos. U.S. officials now believe the video was intended for release on...
  • A “Farewell” Message from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

    03/02/2007 4:34:48 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 883+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 2 March 2007 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    A central factor in how Ronald Reagan won the Cold War, and did so with greater support along the way than the current president, was his ability to find means to undermine the enemy without losing thousands of American lives. An intriguing example, one that has eluded history, is the Farewell Dossier. This top-secret effort was part of the devastating strategy of economic warfare pursued by Reagan and a handful of intimate advisers—a strategy so sensitive that those involved publicly denied that a campaign was underway. A central architect of that effort, National Security Adviser Bill Clark, was confronted on...
  • North Korea Deal 'A Message To Iran'

    02/13/2007 3:48:24 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 391+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-13-2007 | Richard Spencer - Toby Harnden
    North Korea deal 'a message to Iran' By Richard Spencer in Beijing and Toby Harnden in Washington Last Updated: 9:00pm GMT 13/02/2007 Audio: Alex Spillius on America's compromise Video: Con Coughlin on a groundbreaking deal Analysis: US frees itself to pursue other wars Q & A: North Korea's nuclear ambitions In pictures: North Korea's nuclear quest Sanctions to halt Iran's nuclear programme will fail America has described a dramatic deal aimed at reining in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions as a “message to Iran” that the world would stand firm against atomic proliferation. After marathon six-party talks in Beijing saw an...
  • Veil-Wearing Muslim Backs Out Of Channel 4 Alternative To Queen's Message (UK)

    12/15/2006 6:20:49 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,043+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-16-2006 | Richard Alleyne
    Veil-wearing Muslim woman backs out of Channel 4 alternative to Queen's message By Richard Alleyne Last Updated: 1:41am GMT 16/12/2006 A muslim woman who was due to deliver Channel 4's alternative Christmas message wearing a full veil backed out yesterday after criticism from inside and outside her community. Khadija Ravat has worn the full veil since she got married Earlier this month, Khadija Ravat agreed to front the six-minute slot that is broadcast as the Queen delivers her own thoughts on Christmas Day. She said she wanted to argue that women should have the right to cover their faces if...
  • (Vanity)Looking for a Good Hosted DIY Bulletin Board

    09/15/2006 8:10:13 AM PDT · by freedomlover · 20 replies · 487+ views
    http://www.bulletinboards.com/ ^ | Today | Freedomlover in Atlanta
    I am looking for a site (fee-based is fine) that will allow me to set up a message board with lots of features such as that provided on FR (threading, password protection, private messaging, etc) with the whole site also being password protected (no lurking w/o password). I realize I could host this on my own site but frankly I don't have the time but I am willing to pay say the $10/month you see on http://www.bulletinboards.com/ I also don't want to deal with popups/ads etc. This is intended to be a simple no nonsense site. This site appears to...
  • America Supports You: Assistance Program Brings Message to Freedom Walk

    09/11/2006 4:37:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 163+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 -- Amid the thousands of walkers at the Pentagon yesterday commemorating the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and the nation’s past and present veterans, was a group that looks to help those veterans in a very tangible way. The American Legion’s “Heroes to Hometown” program, which was represented at the end of yesterday’s America Supports You Freedom Walk, is a group that works to provide a seamless transfer for severely injured veterans from the hospital to their hometowns. “We wanted to be a part of this, of course,” David L. Marsh, assistant director of...
  • CA: GOP hopeful presses message (Tom McClintock: wants to fix roads and schools, and curb spending)

    07/21/2006 8:01:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 443+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 7/21/06 | Michelle DeArmond
    State Sen. Tom McClintock still wants the governor's job, he admitted Thursday, but there's already a well-known Republican in line for that seat. For now, McClintock hopes Californians will choose him for the No. 2 job and confirm his belief that the state is at a "crisis or turning point." As long as voters are paying attention to the state's spending problems and education and infrastructure woes, he thinks they'll see things his way and pick him as lieutenant governor. "I believe this election will determine whether the recall of 2003 was a passing fluke," he said during an editorial...
  • Bin Laden's Real Message

    04/25/2006 1:32:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 1,072+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/25/06 | Dan Darling
    Why the West should never kowtow to al Qaeda's demands on Darfur.IN HIS MOST RECENT audio taped message, Osama bin Laden succinctly restated his rationale for international terrorism. This is worth understanding for several reasons, not the least of which being that it provides a much-needed refutation to the often-stated argument that al Qaeda and its supporters are driven and strengthened only by the actions of the United States in general and, more narrowly speaking, the Bush administration. As bin Laden makes clear, his grievances are by no means limited to the U.S.-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan or the...
  • Sham Marriage Cases Send Message to All Servicemembers

    04/21/2006 4:00:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 441+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – A case in which several sailors face charges for arranging sham marriages to foreign women to boost their military housing allowances sends an important message to all servicemembers, a Navy lawyer told the Pentagon Channel. "You're putting in a claim for money that you are not entitled to, and that is a crime. And if you commit a crime, you can expect to be held accountable for it," said Capt. Jennifer Herold, the Navy's deputy assistant judge advocate general for criminal law policy. "This is something that each of the services take very seriously." On...
  • Secretary of Defense Message, 3rd Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    03/19/2006 9:13:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 224+ views
    March 19, 2006 – Outside of my office in Washington, D.C., sits a small American flag, one of many distributed by a local Boy Scout troop to many of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who serve our country. The flag is accompanied by a note that reads: "Here is a flag for your pocket, so you can always carry a little bit of home. We are praying for you and are proud of you. Thank you for defending our country and freedom." That small flag is a reminder that so many Americans -- even the young -- recognize the...
  • ID of WW II Airman Sends Important Message to Today's Troops

    03/09/2006 4:13:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 591+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – The military's persistence in determining the identity of an airman missing in action since World War II sends an important message to families of all missing servicemembers and all men and women serving in uniform today, the commander of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command told American Forces Press Service. The remains of a World War II-era U.S. airman found in October 2005 in a California glacier are shipped to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, to be identified. Experts at the command later identified the airman as Aviation Cadet...
  • Support our Troops - with a greeting.

    03/08/2006 9:50:03 AM PST · by angryirish · 34 replies · 482+ views
    God Bless Our Troops
    I'm hoping to send my cousin some warm wishes from home. He's defending our freedoms with the 172nd Stryker Brigade currenty in Mosul. Apparently, they don't have as much time to surf the net over there (go figure), so I'd like to print out this thread, and send it over in the next care package. So, anybody want to say anything to troops?????
  • Arnold's message - He serves all Californians, not just Republicans

    03/03/2006 10:46:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 747+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/3/06 | Editorial
    Through an appearance on NBC's “Meet the Press” and through other actions of late, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has put the GOP on notice that he's the governor of every Californian and not just fellow Republicans. “I will run as an Arnold Republican, which is I am there to govern and to serve the people of California, meaning Democrats and Republicans, even though there are some on the right wing that are not happy about that,” Schwarzenegger told host Tim Russert about his bid for re-election. Good for Arnold. It's exactly the right message, and it comes at exactly the right...
  • Democrats Fail To Find A Message (BBC)

    02/25/2006 11:01:04 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 665+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-25-2006 | Justin Webb
    Democrats fail to find a message By Justin Webb BBC News, Washington President Bush's popularity ratings have plummeted, but why, asks Justin Webb, is it that the opposition, the Democrats, are not surfing the opinion polls, capitalising on the Republicans' misfortunes and preparing to take over Congress when the election comes in the autumn? Car bumper politics are making a statement across America In any list of America's greatest contributions to world culture - the kazoo, the electric guitar, drive-in fast food etc - space should be found, in my view, for an invention deeply ingrained in the life of...
  • What Really Happened. (...a message from Cindy Sheehan)

    02/01/2006 5:59:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1,313+ views
    Michaelmoore.com ^ | Tuesday, January 31st, 2005 | Cindy Sheehan
    Dear Friends, As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight. I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country. There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened: This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh. Lynn brought me a ticket to the State of the Union Address....
  • Military Heroes, Families Respond to State of Union Message

    02/01/2006 4:32:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 448+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2006 – The family of a fallen Marine President Bush honored as a hero during his State of the Union address last night and five servicemembers invited to attend the address expressed gratitude today for the nation's support for the military. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana, with military working dog, Rex, was among five servicemembers President Bush honored Jan. 31 during his State of the Union address. U.S. Air Force photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sara Jo and Bud Clay of Pensacola, Fla., parents of Marine Staff Sgt. Dan Clay, and Clay's widow,...
  • OBL forgets help from U.S. in Afghanistan

    01/20/2006 8:54:15 AM PST · by epluribus_2 · 13 replies · 514+ views
    In OBL's latest threat, truce-offer, and rant, he claims they defeated the Soviets using simple weapons and patience. I believe our Stingers were also required!... Don't let your strength and modern arms fool you. They win a few battles but lose the war. Patience and steadfastness are much better. We were patient in fighting the Soviet Union with simple weapons for 10 years, and we bled their economy, and now they are nothing.
  • Message in a Bottle [History of wine snobbery]

    12/26/2005 11:56:44 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 414+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/24/05 | Tom Standage
    [ . . . ] The Romans were the first to use wine as a finely calibrated social yardstick - and thus inaugurated centuries of wine snobbery . . . Pliny the Younger, writing in the late first century A.D., described a dinner at which the host and his friends were served fine wine, second-rate wine was served to other guests, and third-rate wine was served to former slaves. [ . . . ] Just how seriously the Romans took the business of wine classification can be seen from the story of Marcus Antonius, a Roman politician who in 87...
  • FReeper Canteen~FReepers:Please post a Christmas message to our troops~Troops: for you~20Dec05

    12/19/2005 6:01:00 PM PST · by GummyIII · 1,181 replies · 6,102+ views
    Hearts of FReepers | Troops: Thank you for your service! | Honor our troops
     To all who serve and have served  in our armed forces, at home and abroad:  There are never enough words to express how valuable and appreciated the services of our armed forces  are.  We, as a group of folks dedicated to the support and love of  our troops, cannot begin to thank you enough for what you do and have done to protect the rights and freedoms of our country.  Many people forget that "our country"  is not just the land on which we live, but that it includes the very lives of the folks who live upon this land.  ...
  • Bush Was Right Song

    12/02/2005 6:29:56 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 14 replies · 776+ views
    Conservativealerts ^ | 2005 | The Right Brothers
    ALERT: Last week, we told you about our HUGE "outside the box" campaign to get the TRUTH to the youth in America: through MUSIC. The youth in America are being LIED to by liberal politicians and the mainstream media... so we came up with a GREAT way to fight back. "The Right Brothers," a conservative music duo out of Nashville, has released a new song that does what needed to be done: it tells the TRUTH. Titled "Bush Was Right," the song hits the listener with fact after fact after fact - but the tune is so catchy, and the...
  • Holiday Message: Remember deployed troops

    11/22/2005 5:03:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 346+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 22, 2005
    As we celebrate this holiday season, we should also celebrate the spirit of the American Soldier. For more than 230 years, this spirit led America’s men and women to courageously answer the call to duty and help preserve liberty throughout the world. Today, this same noble spirit inspires our Soldiers as they simultaneously fight the war on terror and transform the Army to meet future challenges. This holiday season should also be a time of remembrance. We should remember our Soldiers deployed in 120 countries around the world. Likewise, we should keep in our hearts our family members while their...