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  • The Fall of Lima Site 85

    03/31/2006 10:15:39 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 5 replies · 3,234+ views
    Air Force Magazine Online ^ | 31 March 2006 | John T. Correll
    April 2006, Vol. 89, No. 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The radar site was deep in enemy territory. The assumption was that it was impossible for attackers to climb the sheer face of the mountain. The Fall of Lima Site 85 By John T. Correll Lima Site 85 and the secret Air Force radar facility sat atop one of the highest mountains in Laos, 15 miles away from the border with North Vietnam. The site was defended by a force of 1,000 Hmong irregulars in the valley below, but a key element in its security was the mountain itself. The drop on three...
  • Definition of South, Southern Is Changing

    11/25/2005 5:17:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 1,733+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 11 25 05 | ALLEN G. BREED
    CARY, N.C. - The joke around here is that this town's name is really an acronym for "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees." As far as Vernon Yates is concerned, they haven't been contained well enough. Nearly surrounded by pricey subdivisions, the cinderblock Yates Grocery and Farm Supply sells neither anymore. As if things weren't bad enough, style maven Martha Stewart has chosen this Raleigh suburb to build a signature neighborhood of houses designed after her homes in Maine and New York. Holding court near a potbellied stove, the 69-year-old man in the suspenders and NASCAR shirt laments that his old...
  • 'Hoppy' Beers May Fight Disease

    11/07/2005 9:58:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 71 replies · 1,595+ views
    http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news ^ | 11 7 05 | JOY VICTORY
    Nov. 7) — "Mmmm … beer." This oft-repeated sentiment of Homer Simpson is a mantra for the millions of beer drinkers in the United States. As popular as beer is, however, it often has gotten a bad rap as a calorie-loaded beverage that only serves to create paunchy beer bellies and alcohol-fueled lapses in judgment. But that negative image may begin to fade: Research is showing that beer could join the ranks of other guilt-inducing but wildly popular foods -- chocolate, coffee and red wine -- as a possible disease-fighter. It turns out that beer hops contain a unique micronutrient...
  • 'PCRM Week': The Dairy Attack

    04/13/2005 3:35:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 92 replies · 2,112+ views
    www.consumerfreedom.com ^ | 4 12 05 | www.consumerfreedom.com
    Unless you're among the bean-sprout-sized minority of Americans who describe themselves as "vegans" (vegetarians who also won't touch milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, or even a dollop of honey), you may have been alarmed by the publicity surrounding an article appearing last month in the journal Pediatrics. The anti-milk piece -- written by activists from the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -- concluded that feeding milk to children is unnecessary, and that there are better ways (kale, tofu, turnip greens, or spinach, for instance) for kids to get the calcium they need. In reaching this result, PCRM relied on...
  • Cassava kills 30 kids in Bohol

    03/10/2005 12:50:44 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 53 replies · 5,426+ views
    www.philstar.com ^ | 3 10 05 | Jose Sollano
    Thirty elementary school children died of food poisoning yesterday after eating a native delicacy made from cassava flour at the San Jose Elementary School in Mabini town, Bohol. San Jose Vice Mayor Ester Tabigi said authorities had not yet determined exactly how many children had fallen ill, but at least 50 were still in critical condition last night in various hospitals in the nearby towns of Ubay and Talibon. Some children were brought as far as the provincial capital of Tagbilaran City, some 100 kilometers from Mabini. Reports said the children, mostly second and third-grade pupils, started complaining of stomach...
  • Tampons come to the rescue in Iraq!! (Don't worry, it's a good story)

    01/10/2005 9:07:11 PM PST · by paulat · 111 replies · 2,980+ views
    Blackfive (see URL) ^ | 12/30/04 | 2004 Weblog Award Winner of Best Military Blog
    (From a mom): He told me how wonderful the care packages were and wanted me to tell everyone thank you. He said that one guy we’ll call “Marine X” did get a girl care package and everyone was giving him a hard time. My son said, "Marine X got some really nice smelling lotion and everyone really likes it, so everytime he goes to sleep they steal it from him." I told my son I was really sorry about the mistake, and if he wanted I would send Marine X another package. He told me not to worry about Marine...
  • 'Offend no one' notion should offend all who respect free speech

    01/10/2005 9:50:42 AM PST · by Ellesu · 28 replies · 1,043+ views
    fredericksburg.com ^ | 01.09.05 | John Whitehead
    The 'offend-no-one' crowd just doesn't understand the First Amendment: CHARLOTTESVILLE--There seems to be a new code of conduct in American society in which the golden rule is "offend no one." At least that appears to be the case in Riverside, Calif., after city officials gave in to a threat of a lawsuit by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and agreed to cover up a Theodore Roosevelt quote in the Riverside County Historic Courthouse. The quote in question, by an American who was the 26th president of our nation, states that "The true Christian is the true citizen." It is engraved in...
  • Lowbridge Scambaiting The 419 Email Scammers (FRANKLIN DUBE)

    08/22/2004 6:27:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 79 replies · 6,413+ views
    FROM:FRANKLIN DUBE{JNR) ATTN: A REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE ON BUSINESS TRANSACTION I got your contact through the South African Trade and Business Information Service through a very reliable friend of mine who introduce your capability,personality and business addresses to me.I am Mr FRANKLIN DUBE(JNR)the eldest son of Major Johnny Dube,the former military head of state of Republic of Sierra Leone. My father was involved in the plot to overthrow the president,Tejan Ahmed Kabba.He among others was found gluity by then special Militry Tribunal.The government seized all my father`s properties and assets.When the West African peacekeeping forces (ECOMOG) arrived we escaped to...
  • GOP admits small government no longer its driving force

    01/02/2005 12:44:40 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 69 replies · 2,191+ views
    www.lpin.org ^ | 12 31 04 | lpin.org
    Republicans have given up the pretense that their party is the party of small government. “One of the most misunderstood parts of Hoosier culture is that Hoosiers are reluctant of change of any kind,” State Rep. Luke Messer told Brian Howey, publisher of Indianapolis Eye News, in an article that identifies an undercurrent in Indiana to have a constitutional convention. “If we have a strong leader, Hoosiers are willing to step up and make big changes. Bob Knight and Larry Bird were pretty big figures in Hoosier culture and they have been willing to make big changes. What we want...
  • Republican county attorney in Kansas changes registration to Libertarian

    12/31/2004 12:18:54 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 1,503+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 12 30 04 | www.lp.org
    After being elected twice as a Republican to the position of county attorney in Anderson County, Kan., Fred Campbell decided following the Nov. 2 elections to drop his Republican Party affiliation in favor of the Libertarian Party, saying the GOP has abandoned the idea of minimal government. Campbell was re-elected in November with no opposition. He has been a Republican for years, primarily because he's "always been in favor of less government rather than more," he said. "I've always thought that the Republican Party was the major party that went along with that philosophy," Campbell explained. "But in the last...
  • Six SEALs sue AP, reporter

    12/28/2004 10:03:56 PM PST · by kattracks · 26 replies · 2,897+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    Six Navy SEALs filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press and one of its reporters yesterday, saying the news organization revealed their identities, compromised their security and invaded their privacy by publishing personal photographs in a Dec. 4 story.     The complaint says AP reporter Seth Hettena used about 40 images from the personal photo-storage Web site of a Navy SEAL wife. [snip] The images were picked up by the Arab press, including Al Jazeera, and have made their way onto a billboard outside U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where detainees from the war on terror are being kept. The...
  • Medical marijuana: The real stakes

    12/17/2004 9:12:14 AM PST · by inquest · 441 replies · 4,112+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 12-10-04 | Jeff Jacoby
    Ashcroft v. Raich, the Supreme Court's medical marijuana case, isn't really about medical marijuana. It's about power -- the power of Congress to exert control, and the power of the Constitution to rein Congress in. The named plaintiff in this case is Angel McClary Raich, a California mother of two afflicted with an awful array of diseases, including tumors in her brain and uterus, asthma, severe weight loss, and endometriosis. To ease her symptoms, doctors put her on dozens of standard medications. When none of them helped, they prescribed marijuana. That did help -- so much so that Raich, who...
  • Honor student plotted mother's murder, police say (Kept an online journal)

    11/28/2004 7:40:46 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 49 replies · 2,572+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 26, 2004 | Peter Porco
    By PETER PORCO Anchorage Daily News November 26, 2004 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sixteen-year-old Rachelle A. Waterman would appear to be any parent's ideal child - an honor student, an athlete, a gifted singer. But for months, she planned her mother's murder with two of her former boyfriends who are eight years her senior, according to Alaska State Troopers. Two weekends ago on Southeast's Prince of Wales Island, their plot ended in the death of 48-year-old Lauri Waterman of Craig, according to court papers. Lauri Waterman, a teacher's aide and community activist, was killed by one of the men using a...
  • Paper Drops 'Asian' Malkin, Too 'Anti-liberal'

    11/24/2004 8:35:26 AM PST · by Maria S · 52 replies · 2,078+ views
    Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot is dropping columnist Michelle Malkin because, according to the paper's editorial board, she's an "Asian Ann Coulter" whose columns are too "anti-liberal" and "seemingly mean-spirited." Responding to a reader's complaint about the conservative scribe, the paper's public editor, Marvin Lake, announced on Monday that "she's outta here." In quotes covered by Editor & Publisher, Lake explained that the Virginian-Pilot's editorial board had concluded that Malkin was "too stridently anti-liberal" and that readers objected to her "seemingly mean-spirited rantings and suggested that she be dropped." Malkin's meticulously researched columns have covered a variety of topics, including exposing Sen. Robert...
  • stock market simulation game for freepers(vanity)

    11/13/2004 2:03:33 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 868+ views
    smartstocks.com ^ | 11 13 04 | freepatriot32
    I just joined www.smartstocks.com and have created a group for freepers.Its a stock market simulation game that lets you pick real stocks from the stock market and track how well you do with them.They give you 1 million dollars to start out with and they track the rise or fall of the stocks in each group.The group I created is called freepers rule and the password to join the group is freeple.Once you sign up go to the left hand side of the page and click groups then scroll down the list of groups. freepers rule is about 1/4 of...
  • Complete election results for ALL presidental candidates(updated at 4 30 pm eastern)

    11/03/2004 2:46:38 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 910+ views
    chonlalonde.blogspot.com ^ | 11 3 04 | Chon LaLonde
    Update at 4:30 pm nov 3 results for all presidental candidates ALL CANDIDATES CANDIDATE VOTE TOTAL VOTE % John Kerry, Democrat 55,104,702 48% George W. Bush, Republican (incumbent) 58,640,799 51% Ralph Nader, independent 392,219 0% Michael Badnarik, Libertarian 374,741 0% Michael Peroutka, constitution party 129,162 0% David Cobb, green party 104,591 0% Leonard Peltier, peace and freedom party 21,616 0% Gene Amondson, Prohibition Party 1,895 0% Andy Andress, Unaffiliated (no websites for candidate or party )716 0% Walter Brown, Socialist Party USA 10,258 0% Roger Calero, socialist workers party 5,263 0% Earl F. Dodge, Prohibition party 122 0% Thomas Harens,...
  • dont drink and vote

    11/01/2004 2:50:16 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 459+ views
    There's been a lot of vitriol hurled at both Democrats and Republicans this election, but I'd like to focus on one party that has, until this point, largely escaped some richly deserved criticism. The voters. That's right, the precious American voters: Sacred stewards of democracy. You don't have to spin around in an election cycle for long to discover that a shocking number of voters are in fact gullible, greedy, oblivious to facts, or simply fundamentally retarded. However, three types of voters deserve special mention for taking their constitutionally guaranteed right to vote, and essentially wiping their with it. Let's...
  • 911 Tape Shows Courage of Stabbed Boy 'Can You Please Send the Army Men or the Ambulance?'

    10/29/2004 9:14:23 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 64 replies · 4,649+ views
    aolnews ^ | 10 29 04 | aolnews
    TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 28) - A seriously wounded 8-year-old boy calmly described his father's deadly knife rampage during a call for help to 911. "My daddy killed me with a knife and I'm gone," the boy told a dispatcher. "Can you please send the Army men or the ambulance?" The soft-spoken child gave a wrong address and then hung up. But a second dispatcher called back, keeping him on the line while a frantic search was under way. On Wednesday, authorities released the remarkable tape of Anthony Sukto's calm courage during the Oct. 22 ordeal, and the frantic efforts to...
  • Real debate between vice presidential candidates in Ohio tonight

    10/05/2004 11:12:17 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 553+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 10 5 04 | www.lp.org
    The vice presidential candidates' debate tonight between Republican Vice President Dick Cheney and Democrat Sen. John Edwards, touted by the mass media as a possible pivot point in the presidential election, is missing a vital component -- four other candidates for the same office. Because several candidates were excluded from the "official" debate, there will actually be two debates between vice presidential candidates tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. Libertarian Richard Campagna, Pat LaMarche of the Green Party, Ralph Nader's independent running mate Peter Camejo, and Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party all plan to take part in a debate for "third...
  • Virginia GOP Picks Candidate to Replace Congressman(Gay baiting alert)

    09/01/2004 8:12:57 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 23 replies · 1,097+ views
    aolnews ^ | 9 1 2004 | BOB LEWIS, AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (Aug. 31) - Republicans selected state Del. Thelma Drake Tuesday to replace U.S. Rep. Edward L. Schrock on the November ballot, a day after he dropped out of the race amid claims that he is gay. The Republican Committee for Schrock's district gathered Tuesday to hastily vote for a nominee who could take on Democrat lawyer David B. Ashe in the Nov. 2 election. Drake, a real estate agent, is a reliable member of the state House's conservative GOP majority. Schrock, 63, a married retired Navy captain who was popular among conservatives, cited unspecified ''allegations'' for his surprise...
  • Madonna Slammed for Politically-Heavy Tour

    05/28/2004 10:31:51 AM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 103 replies · 665+ views
    IMDB ^ | 05/28/04 | IMDB/WENN news service
    Pop superstar Madonna's Re-Invention tour has been slammed by American critics - for overloading the show with "naive" political statements. The "American Life" singer, 45, kicked off the US leg of her tour in California on Monday but failed to impress critics with her attempts to "wipe the slate clean" by ditching her trademark raunchy routines. The Los Angeles Times sniped, "This promised to be Madonna's tour de force, a reappraisal that put her work in new and revealing contexts. But time and again she fell short of the challenge." Many critics were unimpressed by the images of the Iraq...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Virtual Dopers Crave High Scores

    05/31/2004 8:24:32 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 245+ views
    wired news ^ | May. 25, 2004 | By Daniel Terdiman
    <p>The world of massively multiplayer online games is often a dangerous place, what with constant threats from bloodthirsty monsters and murderous non-player characters. But now players have even more peril to contend with: addictive drugs that can incapacitate or kill their characters.</p>
  • U.S. Soldier Gets Year Jail Term for Prisoner Abuse

    05/19/2004 9:05:21 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 633+ views
    my way ^ | May 19 | Luke Baker and Alastair Macdonald
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A tearful U.S. soldier was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees in a scandal threatening to undermine President Bush's re-election chances. Military policeman Jeremy Sivits, who apologized to Iraqis at the first court martial of soldiers accused of abuses which sparked worldwide outrage, was also expelled from the army. It was not enough for Iraqis protesting outside Abu Ghraib prison, scene of the scandal that came to light when pictures were published of naked and terrified Iraqi inmates being abused and sexually humiliated. "It's a kangaroo court, set up...
  • Online Company Shuts Down Site With Beheading

    05/13/2004 8:46:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 792+ views
    aolnews.com ^ | 5 13 04 | SEAN YOONG
    <p>KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (May 13) - The al-Qaida-linked Web site that first posted a video of American civilian Nicholas Berg's beheading was shut down Thursday by the Malaysian company that hosted it - because it was drawing too much traffic.</p>
  • Presidential push fails to quell GOP fear of Patriot Act

    05/12/2004 7:55:52 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 376+ views
    the hill.com ^ | 5 12 04 | Alexander Bolton
    A group of libertarian-minded Republicans in Congress is blocking President Bush’s effort to strengthen domestic counterterrorism laws and reauthorize the USA Patriot Act, which the president has made one of his top domestic priorities this year. As a result of this opposition, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, was forced last week to cancel panel consideration of legislation that would have given law-enforcement officials more tools to pursue suspected terrorists. As other administration policy initiatives — such as a manned mission to Mars — have languished in Congress, Bush has emphasized the importance of renewing the...
  • Family of Beheaded U.S. Man Releases Statement

    05/11/2004 1:26:19 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 185 replies · 1,948+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 5 11 04 | reuters
    frame grab taken from web site video footage May 11, 2004, shows a man, who identified himself as Nick Berg of Philadelphia (C) seated in front of his five masked captors moments before he was executed. Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq beheaded an American civilian and vowed more killings in revenge for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, an Islamist Web site said on Tuesday. After one of the masked men read out a statement, they pushed Berg to the floor and shouted 'God is greatest' above his screams as one of them sawed his head off with a large knife...
  • Pot smokers aren't terrorists

    05/06/2004 11:53:32 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 431+ views
    the orion ^ | may 5 2004 | Adrian Aguila
    Yes, I inhale. I am one of more than 100,000 California medical cannabis patients. I use cannabis, marijuana, pot or whatever you want to call it, to alleviate symptoms from post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorders. Cannabis allows me to forget about my neuroses and live a productive life as a student, volunteer, and activist. The U.S. government likes to paint cannabis as an evil monster, but that is not true. Most taxpayers are tired of billions of dollars being spent to wage a drug war that's done nothing but widen the profit margin of drug dealers and placed millions of...
  • Grand Jury to Probe Coke

    05/03/2004 9:37:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 300+ views
    myway.com ^ | 5 3 04 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal probe of Coca-Cola Co. has intensified as a federal grand jury was scheduled and regulators subpoenaed employees, The Wall Street Journal said on Monday. The grand jury will begin to hear testimony in the case around May 25, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the probe. The U.S. attorney's office and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining whether Coca-Cola overshipped drink concentrate to distributors in some markets including Japan -- called "channel-stuffing" -- thereby possibly inflating financial results. Three former finance officials of the world's largest soft drink maker have told federal...
  • Drugbusters invade Muslim compound (religion of peace alert)

    04/28/2004 2:59:56 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 825+ views
    philstar.com ^ | 04/29/2004 | Katherine Adraneda
    A team of military intelligence and police drug enforcement units rounded up some 50 Muslim residents of the Al-Salam Mosque Compound in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City as part of intensified operations against illegal drugs and firearms in the metropolis. Senior Superintendent Procopio Lipana, chief of the Central Police District-Criminal Investigation Unit (CPD-CIU), said 12 suspects remained under their custody while the rest were released. Lipana identified the 12 as Dawabe Ben Albi Maulana, businessman from Basilan; Musa Sabaddin Abdurahman, 27; Awop Wadja Ignus, 26; Radjail Karawan Tirih, 34; Raquel Francisco Mabajo, 26; Pamaran Alain Awali, 48; Abubakar Cuevas Zunco, 34;...
  • Plain Meaning Of The 2nd Amendment

    04/25/2004 7:51:09 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 1,409+ views
    www.freepatriot.com ^ | 4 21 04 | Judge Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    KOZINSKI, Circuit Judge, dissenting from denial of rehearing en banc: Judges know very well how to read the Constitution broadly when they are sympathetic to the right being asserted. We have held, without much ado, that "speech, or... the press" also means the Internet, see Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997), and that "persons, houses, papers, and effects" also means public telephone booths, see Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967). When a particular right comports especially well with our notions of good social policy, we build magnificent legal edifices on elliptical constitutional phrases -- or even the...
  • Censorship in arts 'healthy,' Pat Boone says

    04/23/2004 4:32:12 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 114 replies · 649+ views
    washington times ^ | 4 23 04 | Steve Miller
    A healthy society needs censorship to survive, 1950s musical icon Pat Boone said yesterday. He added that he would welcome strong content restrictions governing movies and other artistic works. "I don't think censorship is a bad word, but it has become a bad word because everybody associates it with some kind of restriction on liberty," said Mr. Boone, who is in Washington making the rounds as the national spokesman for the 60-Plus Association, a conservative senior citizen lobby.
  • Court to sitcom writers: dirty jokes are actionable

    04/23/2004 8:14:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 325+ views
    Amaani Lyle was fired four months into her job for Warner Brothers as a writers' assistant on "Friends" because she couldn't type fast enough to record the writers' dictation accurately. She sued for sexual harassment because the comedy writers would regularly make jokes about women and sex in the process of writing a sitcom about the sexual adventures of six thirty-somethings. A California appeals court has decided that a jury should resolve whether the jokes made by the comedy writers were appropriate for writing a sitcom or whether they created an actionable "hostile working environment for women." Summary judgment was...
  • Taxing times for 16th Amendment rebels.

    04/19/2004 1:45:33 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 75 replies · 2,377+ views
    reason online.com ^ | 4 2004 | Brian Doherty
    "I won’t go to jail." Bob Schulz announces this in late January to a rapt crowd of 200 gathered in an auditorium in Crystal City, Virginia. It’s the first national conference of the We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, a nonprofit advocacy group Schulz founded and runs. He delivers his declaration not with reckless bravado but with a dignified, quiet, middle-management-lifer assurance, in keeping with his general mien. Schulz is a serious white male in a nice conservative dark suit, a former environmental engineer for both General Electric and the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s been married for 38 years...
  • WELL-KNOWN MEMBER OF RAP MUSIC INDUSTRY PLEADS GUILTY TO ATF CHARGES

    04/11/2004 9:05:51 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 414+ views
    atfonline ^ | 4.8.03 | Genevieve MacDonald ,Richard Manieri
    PHILADELPHIA - Mark W. Potter, Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Patrick Meehan, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced that Dwight Grant, known throughout the rap music industry as Beanie Sigel, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to violating the federal firearms and narcotics laws. ATF agents and officers of the Philadelphia Police Department arrested Sigel in July 2003, and charged him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred in April 2003, when...
  • Groups Slam Google's New E-Mail Service

    04/07/2004 8:55:08 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 424+ views
    myway.com ^ | 4 7 04 | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc. hails its new e-mail service as a breakthrough in online communication, but consumer watchdogs are attacking it as a creepy invasion of privacy that threatens to set a troubling precedent. Although Google's free "Gmail" service isn't even available yet, critics already are pressuring the popular search engine maker to drop its plans to electronically scan e-mail content so it can distribute relevant ads alongside incoming messages. Privacy activists worry that Gmail will comb through e-mail more intensively than the filters widely used to weed out potential viruses and spam. Gmail opponents also want Google...
  • Americans Fail to Protect Against STDs, Study Says

    04/07/2004 7:18:24 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 346+ views
    aolnews.com ^ | 4 6 04 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (April 6) - Americans may say they know a lot about sexually transmitted diseases but they do not practice what they preach when it comes to defending against them, according to a survey published Tuesday. While one in four Americans will be infected with an STD -- and up to half of younger adults will be -- most of those surveyed believed they were not personally at risk. This is precisely why STDs spread so easily and so pervasively in society, said the American Social Health Association, which published the survey. ''The findings in our survey are quite disturbing....
  • Stab-proof vests for guards nixed

    04/03/2004 8:01:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 596+ views
    winnipeg sun ^ | 3 20 04 | SUN MEDIA
    EDMONTON -- Corrections Canada won't let guards at maximum-security prisons wear stab-proof vests because it sends a confrontational "signal" to prisoners, says a department spokesman. "If you have that kind of presence symbolized by (a stab-proof vest), you're sending a signal to the prisoner that you consider him to be a dangerous person," said Tim Krause. "It interferes with what we call 'dynamic security.' We want staff to talk to prisoners, to see how they're doing." At Stony Mountain Institution only guards in the emergency response unit are allowed to wear the stab-proof vests, said unit manager Linda Garwood-Filbert. The...
  • Feds arrest medical marijauna patients the moment State dismissed charges.

    01/16/2004 7:47:17 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 1,303+ views
    marijuana.com ^ | 1 -14 -03 | William Dolphin
    Feds Grab Medical Marijuana Patients from California State Courtroom Couple Arrested As Attorneys and Judge Meet in Chambers; State Charges Dismissed Press Conference, Emergency Action at Sacramento Federal Building at Noon Friday Sacramento (Wednesday, January 14, 2004) – In a stunning display of duplicitous double dealing, federal agents yesterday seized two medical marijuana patients from a California state courtroom after the local prosecutor lured the couple’s defense counsel into the judge’s chambers to dismiss the state charges filed against them. David Davidson and Cynthia Blake were in state court on a motion seeking to have charges of marijuana cultivation and...
  • Montel Williams: 'Climbing Higher'

    01/13/2004 1:29:06 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 915+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | 1.9.03 | cbsnews
    (CBS) For years, television host Montel Williams helped guests deal with their problems. But he was forced to reveal his own problems - a battle with multiple sclerosis - to pre-empt a 1999 story in the tabloids. In his new book, "Climbing Higher," Williams writes that he had been struggling with MS symptoms for years but it wasn't until a painful episode while shooting the CBS television show "Touched by an Angel" that he was finally diagnosed. It is at this point that Williams invites his readers into an intimate account of suicide attempts, intense pain, medical procedures, sexual dysfunction...
  • "The Last Rung"

    01/06/2004 11:52:34 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 287+ views
    overlawyered.com ^ | 1.5.04 | Carrie Coolidge
    The nation's oldest ladder manufacturer, family-owned John S. Tilley Ladders Co. of Watervliet, N.Y., near Albany, has filed for bankruptcy protection and sold off most of its assets. Founded in 1855, the Tilley firm was profitable until a few years ago but could not handle the cost of liability insurance, which had risen from 6 percent of sales a decade ago to 29.4 percent by the end, even though the company wasn't sued often and had never lost an actual court judgment. Jury awards in product liability cases have jumped from "an average of $1.7 million in 1994 to $6...
  • Chicago Regains Dubious Homicide Title

    01/01/2004 9:32:11 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 708+ views
    aol.com ^ | 1-1-04 | associated press
    CHICAGO (Jan. 1) - Despite a sharp drop in homicides, Chicago has regained a title it didn't want: America's murder capital The city finished 2003 with 599 homicides, police said Thursday. That was down from 648 a year earlier and the first time since 1967 that the total dipped below 600. Still, the nation's third-largest city outpaced all others for the second time in three years. New York, with about three times the population, ended the year with 596 homicides. Los Angeles, which had the most murders in 2002 at 658, wound up 2003 with an estimated total just under...
  • Vaccine has no impact AIDSVAX's failure a blow to treatment

    11/16/2003 8:19:54 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 335+ views
    san fransisco chronicle ^ | 11 13 03 | david baker
    <p>VaxGen's experimental AIDS vaccine couldn't block HIV infection among volunteers in Thailand, the Brisbane company said Wednesday, in another blow for the closely scrutinized drug.</p> <p>The vaccine, dubbed AIDSVAX, had no noticeable effect on infection rates among the 2,546 intravenous drug users in Bangkok who volunteered for the study. Nor did it slow the disease's progress among volunteers who took the vaccine and later contracted HIV.</p>
  • Write a Story, Go to Jail

    08/22/2003 12:58:30 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 640+ views
    wired news ^ | Aug. 22, 2003 | Kim Zetter
    <p>Brian Robertson was just months away from graduation at Moore High School in Moore, Oklahoma, last year when he found the beginnings of what he thought was a short story on a school computer. He copied the file to another computer, added some paragraphs to the initial text and then promptly got arrested.</p>
  • Patriot Act II Resurrected?

    08/22/2003 10:31:36 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 436+ views
    wired news ^ | Aug. 21, 2003 | Ryan Singel
    <p>Congress may consider a bill that not only expands the government's wiretapping and investigative powers but also would link low-level drug dealing to terrorism and ban a traditional form of Middle Eastern banking.</p> <p>The draft legislation -- titled the Vital Interdiction of Criminal Terrorist Organizations Act of 2003, or Victory Act -- includes significant portions of the so-called Patriot Act II, which faced broad opposition from conservatives and liberals alike and embarrassed the Justice Department when it was leaked to the press in February.</p>
  • murder cinviction stuns college(paroled triple murderer becomes professor)

    07/26/2003 7:31:11 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 33 replies · 2,889+ views
    associated press ^ | 7.26.03 | Dan lewerenz
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (July 26) - Last month, Penn State University officials learned something about professor Paul Krueger that wasn't on his resume - he is on parole for a triple murder committed in Texas nearly 40 years ago. The university knew nothing about Krueger's conviction until late last month, when the Pennsylvania Bureau of Probation and Parole contacted the university, spokesman Bill Mahon said Friday. "We're in shock to find out some of the details, and we're still looking into it," Mahon said. "We've never had a situation like this before." Mahon said the university doesn't require prospective faculty...
  • Red Cross Blood Donation Letter

    01/17/2003 6:17:06 PM PST · by Copernicus · 18 replies · 2,952+ views
    Snail Mail/ Email | January 06,2003 | American Red Cross
    American Red Cross January 6,2003 Dear (Former Donor) RED CROSS WANTS TO WELCOME YOU BACK AS A BLOOD DONOR! We wrote you after your last donation to advise you of a mild alanine aminotransferase (ALT) elevation discovered when we tested your blood. ALT is an enzyme found in the liver as well as other parts of the body. ALT may be elevated for a variety of reasons,which may include exercise, moderate alcohol consumption or being overweight. Even some types of over-the-counter medications may cause elevated ALT levels. Scientific information recently presented at a National Institutes of Health conference demonstrated that...
  • Will the "International Raelian Religion" be given a pass due to cloning? We'll see... (mine)

    12/27/2002 9:54:15 AM PST · by Dakotabound · 14 replies · 727+ views
    Religious Movements Homepage, University of Virginia ^ | Fall 1998 (last updated 4/11/01) | Faye Whittemore for Soc 257: New Religious Movements
    Posting for information and research purposes. I. Group Profile Name: International Raelian Religion Founder: Rael, formerly known as Claude Vorilhon Date of Birth: 1946 Birth Place: France Date Founded: 1973 History: Flashback to 1973 The Raelian tradition is unique among UFO groups in that it offers a creation story that ties it to the sacred books of the monotheistic traditions. The core idea is that the ancient Hebrew concept Elohim should have been translated as "those who came from the sky" rather than "God." The Elohim come from another planet and are responsible for the creation of life on this...
  • Humanitarian Work Progressing in Afghanistan

    12/21/2002 12:26:30 PM PST · by Stultis · 27 replies · 706+ views
    Humanitarian Work Progressing in Afghanistan By Kathleen T. Rhem American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2002 -- When coalition forces ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan last year, U.S. officials estimated up to 8 million Afghans were in danger of starving or freezing to death. "Thank goodness, very little of that happened," largely because of humanitarian efforts by the American and other governments and international aid organizations, a senior Defense Department official said in the Pentagon today. Much of the immediate potential for humanitarian disaster has passed, and much of the country is more secure than it's been in decades....
  • Liberal Democracy vs. Transnational Progressivism: The Ideological Civil War Within the West

    12/12/2002 6:53:12 PM PST · by Remedy · 104 replies · 5,115+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | October 26, 2001 | John Fonte
    In an article in the Wall Street Journal, on October 5, 2001, Francis Fukuyama declared that his "end of history" thesis remains valid twelve years after he first presented it shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Fukuyama’s core argument was that after the defeat of Communism and National Socialism, no serious ideological competitor to Western-style liberal democracy was likely to emerge in the future. Thus, in terms of political philosophy, liberal democracy is the end of the evolutionary process. To be sure, there will be wars and terrorism, but no alternative ideology with a universal appeal...