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  • ISIS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

    03/05/2015 1:25:41 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 3-5-2015 | Al-Arabiya
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq on Thursday, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage. ISIS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page. An Iraqi antiquities official confirmed the news, saying the destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks that may have been used to haul away artefacts had also been spotted at the site. "Until now, we do not know to...
  • Should we ban Christmas? Telling children the myth of Santa Claus could damage them, claims...

    06/06/2014 3:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/4/2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Fairy tales and believing in Father Christmas could cause children harm.This is according to controversial biologist Richard Dawkins who warned an audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival about the dangers of make-believe. In typically incendiary style, Dawkins suggested it was 'pernicious to instil in a child the view that the world is shaped by supernaturalism.'The 73-year-old acknowledged that the appeal of fairytales lay in their magic but believes they may be causing more harm than we think.He also questioned whether we should let children believe in the myth of Father Christmas at all.'Is it a good thing to go along...
  • Genesis on the Ancient Kingdom Builders

    05/18/2013 10:10:23 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 4 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | May 18, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    Nahor the Elder was Abraham's grandfather. Abraham's mother and father had the same father but different mothers, as shown in the diagram below. Nahor was the royal title of Abraham's older brother. He ruled in the territory of his maternal grandfather and of his father Terah in the region of Aram Na-haraim, between the western Tigris and the Euphrates. This territory was established by Nimrod, one of Nahor's ancestors (Gen. 10:8-12) Na-Haraim means "dedicated to Horus." This was Horite territory. Nahor the Elder was a descendant of Nimrod, the great Kushite kingdom builder. Erech (Uruk), Accad and Calneh were shrine...
  • Scrapping Nimrod is a gift horse for the Russians

    01/27/2011 8:29:52 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 27th, 2011 | Con Coughlin
    Scrapping Nimrod is a gift horse for the Russians By Con Coughlin Last updated: January 27th, 2011 The commanders of Russia’s Baltic fleet will be rubbing their hands with glee over the government’s decision to scrap the RAF’s £4 billion Nimrod aircraft. As I wrote this morning, for 40 years Nimrod has been central to our attempts to prevent Russia’s fleet of nuclear submarines from penetrating our defences. But without the sophisticated maritime reconnaissance capability that Nimrod provides, we have, in effect, abandoned the North Sea to the Russians. Defence officials insist that our Nato allies in Scandanavia, who also...
  • £3.6 billion Nimrods dismantled for scrap (UK)

    12/09/2010 8:53:52 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 09 Dec 2010 | James Kirkup
    £3.6 billion Nimrods dismantled for scrap Nine brand new Nimrod surveillance aircraft, which cost taxpayers £3.6 billion, will be dismantled and scrapped without ever having flown. By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent The MRA4 planes, only one of which has ever left the ground, will be stripped of their equipment and abandoned following Coalition defence cuts. The decision led to the Nimrods being branded “the world's most expensive pile of scrap metal". Hundreds of jobs could also be lost, according to BAE Systems, which built the Nimrods. The Strategic Defence and Security Review in October terminated the £3.6 billion order for...
  • Glenn Beck TV Thread November 16th 2010

    11/16/2010 1:41:10 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 50 replies
    FOX news Glenn Beck ^ | November 16th 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck TV thread November 16th 2010 Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Stand. Never give up. Never give in. Well we did it, it wasn't perfect but it was never intended to be more than a start. Now we look forward to our next battles and to our next election. Ya done good America. infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread.
  • Britain is guarded... by the French (How's that EU and socialisim stuff working for everyone?)

    10/23/2010 11:43:57 PM PDT · by Hootowl99 · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10-22-2010 | DUNCAN LARCOMBE
    AXING the RAF's Nimrod spy planes leaves Britain's defences so weak we will have to depend on the FRENCH to stave off a naval attack on us. French Atlantique planes operating from UK bases will monitor and intercept unauthorised ships and submarines. The humiliation comes exactly 205 years to the day after Nelson's fleet saw off Napoleon at Trafalgar. And The Sun can reveal that just as Prime Minister David Cameron was announcing the axing, TWO Russian submarines were intercepted less than 70 miles off our shores. They had to be tracked by American P3 Orion jets because our Nimrods...
  • So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    09/25/2010 9:48:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    TAX.COM ^ | 09/24/2010 | David Cay Johnston
    The 2008 income tax data are now in, so we can assess the fulfillment of the Republican promise that tax cuts would produce widespread prosperity by looking at all the years of the George W. Bush presidency. Just as they did in 2000, the Republicans are running this year on an economic platform of tax cuts, especially making the tax cuts permanent for the richest among us. So how did the tax cuts work out? My analysis of the new data, with all figures in 2008 dollars: Total income was $2.74 trillion less during the eight Bush years than if...
  • Saying goodbye to the 'Mighty Hunter'

    03/29/2010 8:49:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 612+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 3/28/2010 | Craig Hoyle
    The UK Royal Air Force will mark the end of an era in its proud maritime patrol heritage on 31 March, when the last of its British Aerospace Nimrod MR2s will be retired from use. Commemorated during a formal ceremony at RAF Kinloss in Scotland late last week, the occasion will bring to an end 41 years of operations with the Nimrod: a type derived from the world's first jet airliner, the ill-fated de Havilland Comet, which first flew in 1949. Having been selected in 1965 to meet the Ministry of Defence's Operational Requirement 381, the original Hawker Siddeley Nimrod...
  • Are We at the Center of the Universe? (new solution to Einstein's field equations may put us there!)

    08/24/2009 9:23:30 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 320 replies · 4,749+ views
    CEH ^ | August 23, 2009
    August 23, 2009 — An alternative cosmology that doesn’t require dark energy may have the effect of putting the Milky Way near the center of the universe. That’s not the only interpretation, but it is being considered....

    05/01/2009 2:51:51 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 11 replies · 2,672+ views
    Robert Drobot | 01 May 2009 | Robert Drobot
  • A flying death trap (The British Nimrod MR2A)

    12/05/2007 4:11:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies · 218+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Wed 5 Dec 2007 | GERRI PEEV
    A flying death trap GERRI PEEV ( THEY followed the safety drill to the letter, but all 14 servicemen aboard the Nimrod MR2 were dead within six minutes of a fire breaking out in their ageing plane. The long-awaited Board of Inquiry (BOI) report into what happened when the aircraft exploded above southern Afghanistan on 2 September, 2006, concluded that no-one could have escaped alive. Just 90 seconds after the plane had received 22,000lb of fuel, its crew saw smoke and began emergency drills, transmitting a mayday alert as the cabin depressurised. Three minutes later, after turning in vain to...
  • Incoming House intelligence chief botches easy intel quiz (Reyes: Dimocrat Alert!!!)

    12/11/2006 9:40:23 AM PST · by rfp1234 · 48 replies · 1,980+ views
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2006 | Scott Anderson
    Monday, December 11, 2006 Incoming House intelligence chief botches easy intel quiz WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January, failed a quiz of basic questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two of the key terrorist organizations the intelligence community has focused on since the September 11, 2001 attacks. When asked by CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein whether al Qaeda is one or the other of the two major branches of Islam -- Sunni or Shiite -- Reyes answered...
  • Why so many garbage articles?

    08/16/2006 6:33:48 AM PDT · by Idaho Whacko · 129 replies · 2,769+ views
    me | me
    When I check into this site, often there were interesting discussions from the day before I want to look at. But they are already buried 4 pages deep because it seems some people just post anything they find. Who cares about a radio station promotional announcements, Bruno Kirby dying, or any of this other tripe that some people are posting up. I'm new here, but it seems that some guys are pretty much spamming the blog with articles that rate a "1" on the who gives a crap meter. If it isn't something that we will still remember in 10...
  • RAF Nimrods may become bomber force

    06/08/2006 5:32:33 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 45 replies · 1,320+ views
    Times Online (The Sunday Time) ^ | June 12, 2005 | Peter Almond
    THE RAF is drawing up plans to convert a fleet of 25-year-old patrol planes into Britain’s first long-range heavy bomber force since the Falklands war. The plan is being seen as Britain’s answer to America’s B-52 bomber, still in regular use more than 50 years after it first flew. The upgraded Nimrod reconnaissance planes, developed from 1950s Comet airliners, would be able to fly non-stop from Britain to hit targets in countries such as Iraq with cruise missiles or precision-guided bombs. The RAF’s current bombers, mainly Tornados, have a far shorter range and, as in the Iraq war in 2003,...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • What exactly is Zot?

    11/27/2005 8:57:27 AM PST · by SDGOP · 181 replies · 5,165+ views
    What exactly is it when people or mods say zot on some of these threads? I've been noticing it lately but never really figured out what it was for? Thanks..
  • Immigration Breeds Generations of Success

    07/11/2005 5:08:17 PM PDT · by bayourod · 189 replies · 1,582+ views
    business week ^ | 6-11-05 | Sherri Geng
    America's openness to newcomers willing to work hard to succeed creates a virtuous cycle that benefits all ---SNIP___ THREE ADVANTAGES. It is hard not to notice the disproportionate number of immigrant success stories in America. All across the world, America is considered the land of opportunity, and so it should not be surprising that the immigrants who do get here end up being uncommonly successful: They are the ones who fought the hardest, stared down the most competition, were driven by the fiercest pangs of hunger. They arrive to find a university system that is unparalleled for the variety it...
  • Leaders strive to welcome immigrants

    07/11/2005 7:28:30 PM PDT · by bayourod · 20 replies · 534+ views
    summit daily news ^ | 7-10-05 | JULIE SUTOR
    SUMMIT COUNTY - The faces of immigrants comprise more and more of Summit County's cultural landscape each year, as foreign workers and their families search for a better life in the High Country. One has only to enter a local grocery store, elementary school or ski resort to meet residents that hail from West Africa, Eastern Europe, South America, Central America and Australia. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 12 percent of Summit County's population was foreign-born that year. Yet for all the opportunities Summit County affords its immigrants, the community sometimes struggles in its ability to meet the needs...
  • Minutemen headed here warned they, too, will be watched Rights groups, archbishop say...

    07/09/2005 5:16:38 PM PDT · by bayourod · 37 replies · 866+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2005 | EDWARD HEGSTROM
    July 9, 2005, 3:13PM Minutemen headed here warned they, too, will be watched Rights groups, archbishop say border watchers aren't welcome By EDWARD HEGSTROM Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle The local Catholic archbishop and immigrant rights activists want to roll up the welcome mat before the Minutemen arrive to patrol for illegal immigrants in Houston. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, an organization working to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, announced this week that it would send observers to watch day laborers in Houston beginning in October. Previous plans called for placing patrols only along the Mexican border. But Archbishop Joseph...

    06/16/2005 5:11:43 PM PDT · by Paul Ciniraj · 5 replies · 17,702+ views
    SALEM VOICE MINISTRIES ^ | 16th June, 2005 | Pastor Paul Ciniraj
    1. The garden of Eden was in Iraq. (it sure doesn't look much like Paradise on earth today thanks to Saddam). 2. Mesopotamia which is now Iraq was the cradle of civilization! 3. Noah built the ark in Iraq. 4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq. 5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq! 6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor which is in Iraq. 7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq. 8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq. 9. Assyria which is in Iraq conquered the ten tribes of Israel. 10. Amos cried out...
  • The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - Hungarian Armor of WWII - Apr. 19th, 2005

    04/18/2005 10:05:01 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 80 replies · 2,058+ views
    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. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Caption this pic of John Kerry saluting with the wrong hand

    01/12/2005 8:18:22 AM PST · by Gomez · 150 replies · 4,527+ views
  • Look at this ugly duckling! And what's it flying over?

    12/12/2004 2:56:35 PM PST · by biggerten · 32 replies · 2,477+ views
    Missle Defense Agency ^ | 12/10/2004 | Ken Englade
    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – YAL-1A, the Airborne Laser (ABL) aircraft, flew for 2 hours and 31 minutes over this installation on Thursday, December 9, completing an earlier flight cut short because of a faulty instrument reading. The flight was part of a continuing series to reestablish airworthiness – a requirement since the aircraft has been out of service for almost two years for modifications and installation of ABL’s complex beam control system. The plane first flew on Dec. 3, a shorter flight than originally planned. The mission was abbreviated when the crew decided to return to base to...
  • Do Not Kill Me List Upheld

    09/28/2003 2:56:55 PM PDT · by palmer · 50 replies · 345+ views
    vanity | today | palmer
    A Federal Appeals court today upheld the Department of Homeland Security's "Do not kill me" list, citing the constitutional duty of government to protect its citizens. The list, created in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 is designed to help the federal government protect Americans from being killed during dinner. "When Americans are sitting down to dinner or a parent is reading to his or her child the last thing they need is to be killed by a terrorist armed with an Iraqi-made WMD smuggled through Syria or Iran", President Bush said at a meeting of Homeland...
  • Iraqi Army's Defenses Seem Impenetrable (Fisk)

    04/03/2003 11:55:19 AM PST · by HumanaeVitae · 17 replies · 399+ views
    Arab News ^ | 4/3/03 | Robert Fisk
    In Al-Mussayib, central Iraq — The road to the front in central Iraq is a place of fast-moving vehicles, blazing Iraqi anti-aircraft guns, tanks and trucks hidden in palm groves, a train of armored vehicles bombed from the air and hundreds of artillery positions dug into revetments to defend the capital. Anyone who doubts that the Iraqi Army is prepared to defend its capital should take the highway south of Baghdad. How, I kept asking myself, could the Americans batter their way through these defenses? For mile after mile they go on, slit trenches, ditches, earthen underground bunkers, palm groves...
  • RAF patrols skies above London

    02/13/2003 2:36:06 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 220+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | Februari 13 2003
    A military aircraft is patrolling the skies above London as part of the latest operation to guard against a terrorist attack. The RAF Nimrod is performing a supporting role to troops and police as they continue to guard Heathrow Airport and other key sites in the capital. An MOD spokesman said: "We were able to support the police with an RAF Nimrod. "We can confirm that there were no fighter aircraft or fast jets used with regard to the security operation of London's Heathrow Airport. "We can confirm that there is an Nimrod supporting the police operation. It's a communication...