HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Layoffs  NaturalBornCitizen  FastandFurious  OPSEC  Benghazi  Libya  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice  Donate

Dear FRiends, Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one grassroots pro-life conservative forum on the planet! If you have not yet made your donation, please click here and do so now. Thank you very much, Jim Robinson

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,808
33%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: needs

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • WATCH: A Very Special 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Wins Viewers' Hearts (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | TRN
    Wednesday, 'Wheel of Fortune' had a very inspirational contestant in Trent Girone. The 21-year-old Peoria, Ariz., resident is a self-described "Wheel of Fortune" fanatic, but more important, he's the first special needs contestant ever to compete on the show.Girone has had nine brain surgeries and has both Asperger's and Tourette's syndromes, but that didn't stop him from taking early control of the wheel by successfully guessing the first puzzle, "a smashing success." Girone ultimately didn't win the game -- he hit the dreaded Bankrupt slot -- but he won viewer hearts from coast-to-coast.  WATCH:
  • Obamacare hurts parents of special-needs children

    08/01/2013 8:49:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/1/13 | Patrick Howley
    President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” will make it more difficult for parents of special-needs children to pay for tuition at special schools and to purchase medical equipment, according to a new report. More than 30 million Americans place money into a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through their employers to help save emergency funds to pay for their families’ medical costs. Obamacare institutes a brand new $2,500 cap for FSAs, which will make more money taxable and could raise $13 billion in taxes for the federal government over the next decade. “Before Obamacare passed, there was no...
  • Nobody "Needs" Detachable Magazines

    01/07/2013 8:22:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Nobody needs 24/7 media coverage of mass killings. It leads to the copycat effect where unbalanced people are given an incentive to kill masses of innocents in order to become famous. Nobody needs to go to the church of their choice. One state sponsored church is plenty. Nobody needs to refuse police questions. What have you got to hide? This practice allows child killers to roam the streets. Nobody needs to assemble in large groups. It is dangerous and leads to riots. Small children are trampled to death. Nobody needs Automobiles. Mass transit is more efficient and safes the lives...
  • The “nobody needs” fallacy

    01/07/2013 7:04:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    olegvolk.net ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Oleg Volk
    Does anyone really need old family snapshots? Pictures of your child as a baby, or of your grandparents on their honeymoon have no monetary worth and nearly no practical value. What can you do with them, besides looking every few years. Would you be OK with government taking away by an arbitrary decree? We don’t need apples. Pears are close enough and can be used in the same recipes. Would you be OK with apple growing being prohibited? Nobody needs to read Jonothan Swift. Should the books be destroyed for their supposed advocacy of cannibalism? When we are robbed of...
  • A “Wants” based consumption vs. A “Needs” based consumption

    12/26/2012 8:32:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Now | Me
    A “Wants” based consumption = Satisfying Wants = Greed = Spending = Waste = Not Being Green = Being Mean = Socialism Or A “Needs” based consumption = Satisfying Needs = Conservation = Thrift = Saving = Investment = Increased Efficiency = Lower Prices = Less Waste = Being Green = Being Nice = Capitalism
  • Newt Gingrich and the 21st Century Contract with America

    01/28/2012 9:12:36 AM PST · by Vendome · 26 replies
    Vanity | 1/28/20112 | Vendome
    I know Newt's team reads FR and I have a message. Please read the following: What the hell is up your home page? I get how to look for navigating around it but to 80% of America it looks blank. You need a simple, clean and intuitive landing page and it isn't. Fix it! I'm arguing/persuading against many people who worked in the Reagan Administration and people who count on their opinion, for Newt amazing accomplishments and his new proposal for America. We will have a Majorities in both houses that will enable Newt to accomplish the bold and audacious...
  • BREAKING--Obama speaks at 10:35 a.m. (9.2% unemployment)

    07/08/2011 6:14:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 471 replies
    Politico 44/ Whiteboard ^ | Jul 08, 2011 | Politico 44/ Whiteboard
    BREAKING -- The unemployment rate in June rose to 9.2 percent, the government reported Friday morning, as the economy added just 18,000. President Obama will speak about the new data in the Rose Garden at 10:35 a.m., the White House says.
  • Mexico: Obama Needs to Wake Up and Smell the Gunpowder

    10/29/2010 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/29/10 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    While the Obama administration worries about security issues half way around the world in such places as Afghanistan, Iran, and North Korea, a serious problem is brewing right on our southern border. Drug-related violence in Mexico has claimed some 29,000 lives since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels four years ago. The situation is now so bad that some analysts worry that Mexico could become a “failed state.” That outcome is a relatively unlikely, worst-case scenario, but the violence is already bad enough that it warrants far more attention from America’s
  • MSNBC: Obama Needs More R&R; Americans Uneasy Over Economy Because We're 'Instant Gratification

    10/25/2010 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/25/10 | Ken Shepherd
    In a segment shortly after 3 p.m. EDT today looking at how much President Obama has aged in the two years since winning the presidential election, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and guest Douglas Brinkley concluded that the commander-in-chief needs to take it easy more often. The MSNBC host and the liberal presidential historian also blamed the amount of stress President Obama faces in office on unrealistic expectations Americans may have about his handling of the economy (emphases mine): DOUGLAS BRINKLEY: The stress factor gets so high on these
  • What/which key unlocks gas cap on 1996 Chevy Caprice (vanity)

    10/12/2010 5:40:16 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 41 replies
    The FReeper community | 10/12/2010 | Blueflag
    I need to put gas in my dad's 1996 Chevy Caprice. He's in the hospital for a short stay. My brother drove my dad's car and tried to put gas in the car but could not figure out how to unlock the cap. We tried the ignition and trunk keys, and have not seen another special Chevy key for the gas cap. My dad (he's 88) is on meds that make him a little goofy so he can't tell us how to do it. I am logged in; my beber is on stune; my sister gave the moose the cheese;...
  • Advertising Leads People to View Luxuries as Necessities

    03/09/2010 2:59:33 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 13 replies · 279+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published March 09, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    Advertising often results in overspending and over-consumption by creating artificially induced needs. The usual catch phrases are "New", "An exclusive offer", "Everyone has one of these", and/or "You deserve the best." Other fallacious "Protect your children with ..." not to mention lastly "Want to know what women really like?" manipulate the minds of targeted groups and raise/lower self esteem to encourage people to purchase their products.
  • Who needs which flu vaccine?

    09/21/2009 10:06:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 905+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/21/09 | ap
    Who needs vaccine against regular winter flu, and who should be first in line for the swine flu shot? There's lots of overlap. Regular flu vaccine is available now, and people who need it most include: _Adults 50 and older. _All children age 6 months to 18 years. _Pregnant women. _People of any age with chronic health problems like asthma, heart disease or a weakened immune system.
  • Envoy Cites Need to Increase Afghan Security Forces

    07/30/2009 5:19:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 221+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2009 – Increasing the numbers of Afghan military forces and police is essential for Afghanistan ultimately to assume responsibility for its own security, a senior U.S. diplomat said here yesterday. “An expansion of the armed services and police of Afghanistan is obviously necessary,” Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told reporters at a State Department news conference. “It’s absolutely essential that over time Afghanistan assume responsibility for its own security,” said Holbrooke, who was appointed to his position by President Barack Obama in January. On March 27, Obama announced his plan to...
  • Air Force to Assess Iraqi Air Defense Needs

    07/28/2009 4:32:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 297+ views
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, July 28, 2009 – The Air Force is sending an assessment team to Iraq to look at how the Iraqi military can field an air defense once American forces leave in 2011. The Air Force team is expected in the country shortly, Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, said during a roundtable with reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today. The Iraqis probably will not be able to field advanced air-to-air manned interceptors by the time U.S. forces leave the country at the end of 2011, the general said. The U.S....
  • GOP: Alternative energy alone won't meet US needs

    05/23/2009 10:16:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 442+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – A GOP senator from the nation's leading coal-producing state contends Democrats will increase energy costs and make the U.S. more dependent on foreign oil if they focus solely on alternative energy. In the party's weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said Republicans support a more comprehensive energy plan that would increase funding for energy research, develop U.S. oil and gas resources and promote clean coal and nuclear power. ... .. Barrasso said wind and solar only account for about 1 percent of U.S. electricity, far below what is needed to meet the nation's energy...
  • Sunday Perspective: The budget fix California needs

    04/19/2009 9:36:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 798+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/19/09 | Tom Campbell
    It took the greatest drop in state revenues since the Great Depression to crack it open, but California's dysfunctional budget process finally has been laid bare. Now the question is, how can we fix it permanently? That consideration should frame the way voters analyze the initiatives being offered on the May ballot. Time and again, California has committed to spending hikes during good times that it can't afford when the bad times eventually come. This cycle needs to be broken. If we had kept spending at the level of Gov. Gray Davis' first budget in 1999 (adjusted for inflation and...
  • Wind turbines could more than meet U.S. electricity needs, report says

    04/02/2009 11:50:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies · 2,264+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/2/09 | Jim Tankersley
    Reporting from Arlington, Va. -- Wind turbines off U.S. coastlines could potentially supply more than enough electricity to meet the nation's current demand, the Interior Department reported Thursday. Simply harnessing the wind in relatively shallow waters -- the most accessible and technically feasible sites for offshore turbines -- could produce at least 20% of the power demand for most coastal states, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said, unveiling a report by the Minerals Management Service that details the potential for oil, gas and renewable development on the outer continental shelf.
  • Program Addresses Wounded, Ill, Injured Servicemembers’ Needs

    11/20/2008 3:27:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 136+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2008 – More than 1,900 wounded servicemen and women have benefited from their enrollment in a specialized health program to meet their unique needs during their rehabilitative process. “As we began seeing more wounded servicemembers returning to our region, we identified some unique needs that they faced as they went on about the business of healing,” Thomas Carrato, program officer for Health Net Federal Services, said in a Nov. 18 “Dot Mil Docs” interview on BlogTalkRadio.com. This specialized care program was created in early 2007 when officials at Tricare, the Defense Department’s health care program, recognized...
  • I JUST MET SARAH PALIN

    10/24/2008 7:58:04 AM PDT · by RayBob · 79 replies · 3,807+ views
    Raybob | 10/24/08 | Raybob
    I just got back from an invitation only event with Governor Palin in Pittsburgh, PA this morning. She was announcing the McCain Palin pollicy regarding special needs kids. They will fully fund the federal mandates of IDEA and work to improve programs for special needs kids. I got to meet her and shake her hand. I also got to see her in action... she was incredible with these special needs kids. She took time to talk to them, not just pose for a quick pic and move on. I laft after about 45 minutes after she ended her speech and...
  • How do I change my tagline?

    08/21/2008 10:54:36 AM PDT · by submarinerswife · 1,985 replies · 2,819+ views
    me
    Can someone help?
  • Cindy Sheehan Endorsements

    08/12/2008 10:54:35 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 140+ views
    http://www.cindyforcongress.com/ ^ | August 2008 | www.cindyforcongress.com/
    MEET CINDY CAMPAIGN HQ ENDORSEMENTS ON THE ISSUES GRASSROOTS ACTION CENTER NEWS ROOM STORE   ENDORSEMENTS       POLITICAL PARTIES    San Francisco Green Party    San Francisco Peace & Freedom Party    Washington State Green Party    MEDIA OUTLETS   San Francisco Bayview Newspaper   Fog City Journal   LABOR   Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice    ORGANIZATIONS   Worker's International League    INDIVIDUALS  Cynthia McKinney (Former Congressperson, Green Party Presidential Candidate)   Ralph Nader (Consumer rights advocate and activist, Independent Presidential Candidate)   Matt Gonzalez (Former President of the SF Board of Supervisors, Independent...
  • Cindy for Congress (Help her find her Voice)

    08/12/2008 10:35:50 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies · 128+ views
    http://www.cindyforcongress.org/ ^ | August 2008 | http://www.cindyforcongress.org/
    MEET CINDY CAMPAIGN HQ ENDORSEMENTS ON THE ISSUES GRASSROOTS ACTION CENTER NEWS ROOM STORE                Contribute Sign up for E-newsletter Labor for Cindy Students for Cindy Cindy's Blogs Cindy For Congress Calendar Get Cindy Gear!
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Evaluate Villagers’ Needs

    02/11/2008 3:50:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 43+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2008 – Soldiers from the Afghan National Army’s 201st Kandak, assisted by coalition forces, visited elders in the village of Tangay, in the Tarin Kowt district of Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province Feb. 7. Village elders from Tangay, in the Tarin Kowt district of Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province, talk with soldiers from the Afghan National Army’s 201st Kandak and coalition forces during a visit Feb. 7, 2008. The soldiers were conducting a security patrol through the Tiri Rud River Valley when they stopped to meet with village elders to determine the needs of its residents. U.S....
  • ‘Silver Lions’ Help Iraqi Villagers With Propane Needs

    01/30/2008 3:45:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 125+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. April Campbell, USA
    FAHAMA, Iraq, Jan. 30, 2008 – As the teal dump truck made its way down the muddy street, local citizens appeared from behind the gates guarding their houses. They walked to the truck, their hands full of an empty burden. Army 1st Lt. Nick Piergallini (center) and Army Capt. Enardo Collazo (right), talk with Sheik Emad Abdul-Settar Muhammad, the senior sheik for the village of Fahama, Iraq, Jan. 27, 2008. Soldiers escorted a truck filled with empty propane tanks from the villages of Fahama and Gumayrah to Boob Al Sham to exchange them for full tanks. Photo by Pfc....
  • America Needs Fatima launches 2,500 Rosary Rallies on 90th Anniversary of Fatima

    10/11/2007 1:55:02 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 363+ views
    TFP ^ | 10-11-07 | TFP
    Hanover, PA, October 11, 2007 – At noon on October 13, more than 2,500 public rosary rallies will take place across America to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Marian apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal. The American TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign are coordinating the event and expect it to be the largest network of public rosary rallies ever held. “October 13 is the day the Miracle of the Sun occurred before 70,000 witnesses in Fatima in 1917,” said Robert Ritchie, director of America Needs Fatima. “The date also marks the last apparition of the...
  • America Needs Fatima to Send 1,270 Roses to Fatima Shrine

    09/03/2007 12:11:33 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 79 replies · 1,110+ views
    America Needs Fatima ^ | 09-03-07 | America Needs Fatima
    The American TFP’s America Needs Fatima campaign (ANF) is offering a special privilege to all those planning to lead public square rosaries on October 13.  It will send a rose to Our Lady’s Fatima shrine in the name of each one on October 13.. America Needs Fatima offers this as a token of gratitude for the work these “rosary captains” are doing.  “Our rosary captains are struggling to publicly honor Our Lady on October 13,” said ANF director Robert Ritchie, “so, I wanted to give them a present that would glorify Our Lady and grant them graces.”The roses will be...
  • Physicist needs $20,000 for time-travel experiment

    04/09/2007 12:40:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 2,357+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/8/07 | Tom Paulson
    Without funding, lab space will be lostThe Seattle scientist who wants to test a controversial prediction from quantum theory that says light particles can go backward in time is, himself, running out of time. It's not a wormhole or warp in the space-time continuum. The problem is more mundane -- a black hole in the time-and-money continuum spawned by today's increasingly risk-averse, "performance-based" approach to funding research. "I guess you could say we're now living on borrowed time," wryly joked John Cramer, a physicist at the University of Washington. "All we need to keep going is maybe $20,000, but nobody...
  • Barbara Walters claims dog talked to her

    09/12/2006 5:48:59 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 108 replies · 2,573+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12 September 2006 | MSNBC
    NEW YORK - Has Barbara Walters lost it? Some of her co-hosts on “The View” may think so after her claim today about her Havanese dog Cha-Cha. Walters says when she told Cha-Cha she loved her, Cha-Cha said “I love you” back.
  • Young Iraqi Girl Needs Life Saving Surgery

    08/31/2006 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 553+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    Young Iraqi Girl Needs Life Saving Surgery A young Iraqi girl who befriended U.S. Marines and sailors is in desperate need of life-saving surgery in order to save her life. By Cpl. Antonio Rosas1st Marine Division CAMP AL QA'IM, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2006 -- After befriending Marines and sailors serving in this region of Iraq, a 12-year-old Iraqi girl who is in need of a kidney and liver transplant is now in a life-or-death struggle. Hadael Hamade, a young Iraqi girl from Karabilah, a city of about 30,000 near the Iraq-Syria border, desperately needs life-saving surgery in order to...
  • A Stunning Demonstration of Why Good Science Needs Good Math

    08/22/2006 11:19:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 1,082+ views
    Everyone is scientific circles is abuzz with the big news: there's proof that dark matter exists! The paper from the scientists who made the discovered is here; and a Sean Carroll (no relation) has a very good explanation on his blog, Cosmic Variance. This discovery happens to work as a great example of just why good science needs good math. As I always say, one of the ways to recognize a crackpot theory in physics is by the lack of math. For an example, you can look at the electric universe folks. They have a theory, and they make predictions:...
  • N.M. governor: America needs 'new realism'

    07/29/2006 10:08:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 582+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/29/06 | Barry Massey - ap
    SANTA FE, N.M. - America needs a "new realism" in its foreign policy and a concerted push for energy independence to safeguard national security, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador, said Saturday. "What the Bush administration has failed to understand is that while diplomacy without power is weak, power without diplomacy is blind," Richardson said in the Democrats' weekly radio address. Richardson pointed to fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants, escalating violence in Iraq, the stalemate with North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs and rising oil prices as evidence that "the world around us in...
  • This Might Not Be A World War, But It Still Needs A Sense Of Urgency

    07/23/2006 5:29:30 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2006 | Niall Ferguson
    This might not be a world war, but it still needs a sense of urgency By Niall Ferguson (Filed: 23/07/2006) This is not the first time that world leaders have had their summers ruined by "a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing". In the summer of 1938, the quarrel between Germans and Czechs over the Sudetenland - which inspired Neville Chamberlain's notorious phrase - brought Europe to the brink of war. Chamberlain's shuttle diplomacy, which saw him fly three times to see Hitler in Germany, was inspired by memories of an earlier quarrel over...
  • $70 Billion Goes to Defense Needs in Signed Emergency Funding Bill

    06/16/2006 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 16, 2006 – About three-quarters of the $94 billion emergency funding bill President Bush signed yesterday is allocated for fighting the war on global terrorism, including more than $40 billion for ongoing operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Total military allocations for combating terror contained in H.R. 4939 amount to $70.4 billion. This includes $43.5 billion for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Another $15.6 billion is set aside for replacing worn or destroyed equipment, military reorganization, and upgrading combat capabilities such as improved night-vision equipment, countermortar and rocket systems, and new vehicle armor. Another $2 billion is...
  • Rumsfeld, Pace to DoD Workforce: Uncle Sam Needs You

    05/19/2006 5:25:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 311+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2006 – The United States is depending on every one of its Defense Department employees, military and civilian alike, to contribute their talents to winning the war on terror, the defense secretary and top-ranking U.S. military officer said today at a Pentagon town hall meeting. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reminded the Pentagon town hall audience May 19 that the U.S. has to pressure the terrorists. "We can't just play defense," he said. "We have to play offense. ... We have to go after them and put pressure on them and make everything they do more difficult."...
  • Reid: America Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    05/15/2006 8:21:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 913+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 5/15/06 | Harry Reid
    WASHINGTON, May 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on President Bush's speech tonight on comprehensive immigration reform. A fact check on the President's record on immigration is attached below. "We need a long-term strategy to fix our broken immigration system. Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and bring 12 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. The president got off to a good start tonight, but now he must stand up to right-wing members of his own party who are working to block Senate action. He...
  • America Needs Fatima plans 1,000 prayer vigils against The Da Vinci Code movie

    05/02/2006 7:44:25 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 72 replies · 2,018+ views
    America Needs Fatima ^ | 05-02-06 | America Needs Fatima
    Hanover, Pennsylvania – As the controversy around the upcoming Da Vinci Code movie grows, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign announced plans to hold 1,000 peaceful prayer vigils outside theaters nationwide beginning May 19. “These public acts of reparation will literally blanket the country. From Alaska to Alabama, from California to Connecticut, dedicated volunteers are banding together for protest prayer vigils in front of movie theaters showing the blasphemous Da Vinci Code movie,” said America Needs Fatima director Robert Ritchie. “Wrapped in Gnostic heresy, The Da Vinci Code...
  • Rumsfeld: U.S. Needs Improvement to Win War of Ideology

    03/28/2006 4:39:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 215+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2006 – Asked how the United States is faring in the war of ideology against violent extremism, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld puts it squarely in the "needs to improve" box. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld speaks to students at the Army War College on March 27. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "If I were grading, I would say we probably deserve a D or a D-minus as a country as to how well we are doing in the battle of ideas taking place in the world...
  • America Needs to Appreciate Those in Uniform, Bush Says

    03/23/2006 3:37:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 465+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 – Americans need to recognize the sacrifices made by men and women in the military, whose service has liberated millions of people in the Middle East and made this country more secure, President Bush said yesterday in Wheeling, W.Va. "America has got to appreciate what it means to wear the uniform today and honor those who have volunteered to keep this country strong," Bush said to an audience of military families at the Capitol Music Hall. "All of us should agree with the fact that we have a remarkable country when people who know that they're...
  • National Intelligence Changing to Meet 21st Century Needs

    03/17/2006 3:01:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 186+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 – Morphing threats have created the need for change in the U.S. intelligence community, a top Defense Department intelligence official said here March 14. The National Security Act of 1947 was born from what President Harry S. Truman considered the failure at Pearl Harbor, Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and warfighting support, said at the 17th Annual National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict Symposium and Exhibition. The act remained largely unchanged until the fall of 2004, he said. At that time, changes to the act created the position of...
  • Medics, volunteers meet Iraqis' medical needs

    03/09/2006 4:32:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Kevin Nichols
    3/9/2006 - SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Several times a week, medics from the 447th Expeditionary Medical Squadron take a break from their normal “hustle and bustle” work schedule at the clinic to help local Iraqis who feel under the weather. The medics head out close to the wire to see these patients at the Radhwaniya Medical Clinic Outreach Program building. Tech. Sgt. Michelle Du Lac picked up her stethoscope to listen to a young boy’s chest who hasn’t been feeling too well lately. “Can you tell him to breathe hard again for me?” she asked the interpreter. The...
  • Next Generation Cruise Missile Meets Warfighters' Needs

    03/09/2006 3:27:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 684+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | Staff Sgt. Ryan Hansen
    Next Generation Cruise Missile Meets Warfighters' Needs One of the newest weapons in the Air Force's arsenal, the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile is truly an incredible piece of technology that gives the warfighter an affordable standoff cruise missile capable of taking out the enemy's air defenses early on in a conflict. By Staff Sgt. Ryan Hansen / Air Armament Center Public Affairs EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., March 9, 2006 – Since the late 1970s the Department of Defense has tried and failed numerous times to give the warfighter an affordable standoff cruise missile capable of taking out the...
  • CA: State GOP needs enemies, heroes, leadership to electrify rank and file

    02/23/2006 10:04:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 2/23/06 | Karen Hanretty
    Gloom, despair, and agony on me Deep dark depression, excessive misery If it weren't for bad luck I'd have not luck at all Gloom, despair, and agony on me" - Hee Haw As you listen to and read all the talk about "unity" at the upcoming state Republican Party convention this weekend, keep in mind that nothing unites people as quickly as a common enemy. But alas, we've no good enemies in plain sight right now other than ourselves. Oh sure, Cindy Sheehan makes a good foil every time she puts on her t-shirt de jour and parades herself in...
  • Legislative analyst: California needs to save more for the future

    02/22/2006 9:00:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 188+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/22/06 | Juliana Barbassa - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - California can expect a tax windfall for the next budget year that is $2.3 billion more than Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger forecast in his budget projection last month, the nonpartisan legislative analyst's office said Wednesday. But rather than celebrate by increasing spending, the governor should instead direct the unanticipated money toward closing the state's multibillion dollar structural deficit, Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill said. The Republican governor's budget plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1 provides a 7 percent boost in spending over the current fiscal year without raising taxes, thanks mostly to additional tax revenue. Most...
  • Military Needs Flexibility to Fight Terror, Rumsfeld Says

    02/17/2006 3:13:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 286+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2006 – In the face of the dispersed, ever-changing threat posed by terrorists, the only way to protect the American people is to give the military a wide range of options and capabilities, top defense officials told a House of Representatives committee here today. In the war on terror, the U.S. is facing an enemy unlike any it has seen before -- one that is spread out, uses nontraditional means and employs terror, lies and atrocity to achieve its goals, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said at a hearing of the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations...
  • Pace Highlights Troops' Needs to Senate Committee

    02/07/2006 5:12:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 163+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2006 – The nation's highest-ranking military officer addressed medical care, reserve component changes and recruiting and retention issues during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee here today. Marine Gen. Peter Pace asked Congress to "renorm" the cost of the health care benefit, which has been unchanged since 1995, to put that cost in line with 2006-2007 dollars. Pace reminded the senators that an all-volunteer force is conducting the war on terror. "Sustaining our all-volunteer force will be critical in the years ahead," Pace said. "One of the key elements of sustaining that force will be to...
  • Germany 'Needs A Nuclear Arsenal Of Its Own'

    01/26/2006 7:10:49 PM PST · by blam · 61 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-27-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Germany 'needs a nuclear arsenal of its own' By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 27/01/2006) A former defence minister has provoked outrage and broken a major taboo by suggesting that Germany should have its own nuclear arsenal. Rupert Scholz argued that Berlin needed to embrace the idea of a nuclear deterrent in the light of threats from terrorists and the Middle East."We need to ask ourselves how we could react in an appropriate manner to a nuclear threat from a terror state, and if needs be, even by using our own nuclear weapons," he said. Mr Scholz, 68, who was...
  • Bone marrow registries in need of donors

    01/26/2006 4:00:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 68 replies · 733+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Lance Cpl. J. Ethan Hoaldridge
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (Jan. 25, 2006) -- As the War on Terrorism continues, the increased threat of nuclear, biological and chemical warfare attacks continue. The Department of Defense, in preparation, has devised countermeasures to be ready for such an attack. The DoD is sponsoring world-wide bone marrow drives on military installations that will help treat victims of nuclear, biological or chemical attacks. “If a servicemember is attacked by a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon, it takes three days for their bone marrow to deteriorate,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrea Miles, the C.W....
  • Fiber optic needs met by former ball player

    01/14/2006 9:06:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 564+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 14, 2006 | Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre
    CAMP FALLUJAH, IRAQ (Jan. 14, 2006) -- The tall, soft spoken Texan joined the Marine Corps at the late age of 27. The married father of three children was looking for job stability to support his family, but he also wanted to somehow serve his country after it went to war. “When the war started, I saw the military’s men and women in Iraq, and I asked myself, ‘Why am I too good to be over there?,’” said Cpl. Jack R. McNellie, a Mansfield, Texas, native, assigned to Electronic Maintenance Platoon, Charlie Company, 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force,...
  • Church Of The Nativity Needs A Miracle

    12/09/2005 6:22:00 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 430+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-10-2005 | Tim Butcher
    Church of the Nativity needs a miracle By Tim Butcher in Bethlehem (Filed: 10/12/2005) If pilgrims worshipping in the Church of the Nativity look up at the roof, they will see a battlefield threatening the future of one of Christendom's most holy sites. Squabbling over crucial roof repairs between the three Christian communities who share custodianship of Jesus's birthplace is endangering the 1,500-year-old basilica. A Greek Orthodox priest in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem Large holes in the 500-year-old lead roof have let rainwater flood inside for years. It streams down the walls and threatens to wash away Crusader-era...
  • Afghan Forces Help Meet Civilians' Medical, Veterinary Needs

    10/28/2005 4:21:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 405+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | unattributed
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2005 – Afghan National Army medics teamed up with deployed U.S. military medics and doctors from Bagram Air Base and Forward Operating Base Salerno, and members of the civil affairs team from 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, to provide basic medical assistance to four villages in Afghanistan's Khowst province Oct. 24 through 27. The team treated 1,328 Afghan men, 1,022 women, 4,245 children and 577 animals in the villages of Tere Zayi, Jaji Maydan, Gurbuz and Tani. Services included providing de-worming medication to the residents and animals, and handing out vitamins, anti-inflammatory...