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  • Was there an Indian plot to break up Pakistan in 1971?

    12/16/2011 6:02:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    The Hindu ^ | Sunday, December 17, 2011 | Chandrashekhar Dasgupta
    The records show that New Delhi had no prior intention of dismembering Pakistan. However, events moved rapidly in East Pakistan. At the end of January 1971, RAW confirmed that the Awami League leadership was not very optimistic about the outcome of the negotiations on a new constitution and was preparing to launch a mass movement for an independent Bangladesh if the talks proved abortive... India was not taken by surprise by the Pakistani crackdown on the Bengalis on March 25. She was not prepared, however, for the savagery of the onslaught. This drew impassioned condemnation from all sections of the...
  • Navy agrees to limit use of some sonar systems

    08/12/2008 4:42:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 149+ views
    AP via Mercury News ^ | 8/12/8 | MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO—The U.S. Navy agreed in a settlement approved Tuesday to limit where it operates certain sonar systems criticized by environmentalists as a threat to whales and other marine mammals. The settlement approved Tuesday by a federal judge in San Francisco restricts the Navy's use of low-frequency sonar to specific military training areas near Hawaii and in the western Pacific Ocean.
  • Obama: Hey, let’s eliminate nuclear weapons

    07/16/2008 4:13:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 125+ views
    hotair.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Why not? We’ll need a project to focus on once he eliminates poverty and disease. CJ calls it a campaign “promise” but I think it falls under the heading of feelgood utopian nonsense to which everyone aspires and which no one is expected to take seriously. He mentioned it in his big warmed-over Iraq speech yesterday too. Hope + change = crazy delicious nukeless world: Beyond taking these immediate, urgent steps, it’s time to send a clear message: America seeks a world with no nuclear weapons. As long as nuclear weapons exist, we must retain a strong deterrent. But instead...
  • Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun

    09/09/2007 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 98 replies · 2,425+ views
    AP ^ | 9/9/07
    Today: September 09, 2007 at 5:5:7 PDT Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - An injured California gray whale was swimming out to sea Saturday after being shot with a machine gun off the western tip of Washington state, officials said. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker said five people believed to be members of the Makah Tribe shot and harpooned the whale Saturday morning. The extent of the whale's injuries were not immediately known. Tribe members were being held by the Coast Guard but had not been charged, said Mark Oswell, a spokesman for...
  • Surfers Stop Superferry in Hawaii

    08/27/2007 7:51:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 1,347+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/27/7 | DAVID BRISCOE, Associated Press Writer
    Honolulu (AP) -- The Coast Guard helped clear protesters who briefly disrupted the second voyage of Hawaii's first-ever passenger ferry service among the Hawaiian islands, but the fight over the ship's environmental impact is far from over. The Hawaii Superferry made two packed trips Sunday — two days ahead of schedule — after the state Supreme Court ruled last week that the state should have required an environmental report before the ferry launched. State transportation officials, noting that the court didn't explicitly say the ship couldn't run, still allowed the service to start. A dozen protesters on surfboards blocked the...
  • Navy, Environmentalists Battle Over Whales

    07/04/2006 5:05:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 444+ views
    AP ^ | 7/4/6 | AUDREY McAVOY
    HONOLULU -- While the Navy was staging war games and hunting down "enemy" submarines with sonar off the island of Kauai two summers ago, more than 150 lost and disoriented whales were swimming chaotically in the shallows of Hanalei Bay. That mass stranding was a scene neither the Navy nor environmentalists want to see repeated as 40 ships from eight countries return to the islands this month for the world's largest international maritime war games. But the two sides agree on little else, including whether sonar was to blame for that incident. The continuing dispute highlights a deep divide over...
  • Daring rescue of whale off Farallones--Humpback nuzzled her saviors in thanks

    05/07/2006 9:31:20 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 33 replies · 1,559+ views
    SF Gate ^ | December 14, 2005 | Peter Fimrite
    Humpback nuzzled saviors in thanks after they untangled her from crab lines, diver says A humpback whale freed by divers from a tangle of crab trap lines near the Farallon Islands nudged rescuers and flapped around in what marine experts said was a rare and remarkable encounter. ... The 45- to 50-foot female humpback, estimated to weigh 50 tons, was on the humpbacks' usual migratory route between the Northern California coast and Baja California when it became entangled in the nylon ropes that link crab pots. It was spotted by a crab fisherman at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the open...
  • Freep a Foxnews poll. (doesn't need much help, but what the heck)

    03/02/2006 4:28:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies · 413+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 3-2-06 | Foxnews
    Do you believe that Iran is telling the truth when it claims its nuclear program is for energy production only? Yes No Not sure
  • (Vanity) In this season of peace ...

    12/19/2005 4:45:31 PM PST · by ReignOfError · 132 replies · 1,341+ views
    I'm going to post something that I know will not be popular. I intend to make it civil and respectful, and hope that most of the replies (all would be too much to ask) maintain that tone. If you believe everything you read on Free Republic, most Americans are dedicated to the destruction of America. Start with the 48+% who voted for John Kerry last November, then toss in the RINOs and those who enthusiastically voted for them, the folks who are solidly conservative with single-issue exceptions like abortion, immigration or the War, anyone who works for a media outlet...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • You Repugnicans are so Stupid [AM says: This is a ripe one!!!]

    10/08/2003 5:23:51 AM PDT · by 100 days to recall2 · 729 replies · 1,447+ views
    So you think you accomplished something by stealing another election and putting that dummy goon "Ahhnuld" in as Governor. Well he's an idiot just like that other installed resident George (imbecile) W. Bush. The reason California's economy is so bad is the fault of the white house resident and his moronic economic policies. Also, his Enron buddies screwed California with the energy contracts. So after Ahhnie screws California royally and the nation sees what corrupt fools W and the repuggies are, the Democrats will take control of the nation again for 40 years. Hasta La Vista baybee