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  • Pope Francis' prayer intention for June: Eliminate arms trade

    06/02/2017 2:29:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | June 2, 2017 | Vatican Radio
    Pope Francis \ Activities Pope Francis' prayer intention for June: Eliminate arms trade Pope Francis has released his June prayer intention video - ANSA 02/06/2017 14:37 SHARE: (Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has released his video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for June. This month’s intention is for the elimination of the arms trade. The text of the video message reads: "It is an absurd contradiction to speak of peace, to negotiate peace, and at the same time, promote or permit the arms trade. Is this war or that war really a war to solve problems or is it...
  • [Vanity] Mental Health Practitioner and communist labels conservatives as mentally ill.

    10/04/2016 6:32:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 42 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Meet Doctor David Diamond, a psychiatrist who has a practice in Dover New Hampshire, a peaceful town on New Hampshire coast 10 minutes north from Portsmouth. David Diamond is a psychiatrist as well as a peacenik, a militant liberal and though it is not known if he is a registered communist he certainly is a fellow traveler. David diamond is very active with local left wing groups in particular, seacoast peace response, a militant leftist group that emphasizes pacifism, peace and human rights all while demanding that conservatives, and those who support conservatives and capitalism be prosecuted. Since 9/11, the...
  • VANITY: Definition of "Carpet Bombing"

    01/28/2016 8:23:46 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Carpet bombing, also known as saturation bombing, is a large aerial bombing done in a progressive manner to inflict damage in every part of a selected area of land.[1][2][3][4] The phrase evokes the image of explosions completely covering an area, in the same way that a carpet covers a floor. Carpet bombing is usually achieved by dropping many unguided bombs. The term obliteration bombing is sometimes used to describe especially intensified bombing with the intention of destroying a city or a large part of the city.[5] The term area bombing refers to indiscriminate bombing of an area,[5] and also encompasses...
  • American folk singer hopes peace concert for ISIS will win over terror group

    01/13/2016 1:05:28 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Oregon folk singer plans to leave next week to serenade the Islamic State, and he intends to bring the black-clad barbarians a prayerful message of peace -- despite a warning from the State Department that his life could be in danger.
  • A Vietnam War POW Takes America to tTask Over its Treatment of a Taliban POW (Bergdahl)

    07/07/2014 3:25:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Monterey County Weekly ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Phil Butler
    Recently released prisoner of war U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a man I can identify with. On April 20, 1965, I was flying a night combat mission in an A4C Skyhawk over what was then called North Vietnam. My own bombs malfunctioned upon release during a run on enemy trucks. They exploded just below my airplane, blowing the wings and tail section off. Instantly I was in a whirling cockpit hurtling toward Earth, over enemy territory, but managed to eject and parachute to the ground. I spent the next four days on the run through the jungle before being...
  • Intersections Statement on Recent Hate Crime [Cabbie Stabber was a member]

    08/26/2010 9:14:15 AM PDT · by syriacus · 30 replies
    Intersections International Web Site ^ | August 25, 2010 | Intersections
    We at Intersections are deeply saddened by the stabbing incident on Tuesday evening, perpetrated against a Muslim New York City cab driver. Our earnest prayers are extended to the victim, Mr. Ahmed Sharif, for a full and speedy recovery. There is no place in this city, or anywhere else, for such senseless acts of violence. We are further saddened that the person charged with this crime, Michael Enright, has been a volunteer with Intersections for the past year. Mike’s work with us was generous and responsible. He shared our vision for a diverse and peaceful world and our prayers go...
  • Coakley dodges question about Afghanistan claim

    01/12/2010 8:54:39 PM PST · by freespirited · 19 replies · 1,339+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/12/10 | Peter Hamby
    Democrat Martha Coakley dodged a pointed question Tuesday about her claim during a Massachusetts Senate debate the night before that terrorists are no longer in Afghanistan. During Monday's debate with Republican Scott Brown, Coakley questioned why the United States still has troops in Afghanistan. She claimed that the al Qaeda terrorists who were originally targeted by American military action have migrated elsewhere, rendering the mission moot. "They're gone," she said. "They're not there anymore. They're in, apparently Yemen, they're in Pakistan." A reporter asked Coakley about that claim after a Capitol Hill fundraiser on Tuesday. "Do you stand by that...
  • Miss Obama's Peacenik T-shirt Sends A Message To G8 Leaders

    07/08/2009 9:53:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies · 2,152+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 08th 2009
    Miss Obama's peacenik T-shirt sends a message to G8 leaders By CHARLOTTE SPRATT 09th July 2009. Barack Obama's eldest daughter has a clear message for her father - it's time to get rid of the world's nuclear weapons. Just 48 hours after the U.S. President shook hands with Vladimir Putin over an agreement to reduce their stockpile of nuclear weapons, Malia spotted out wearing not one, but two anti-nuclear T-shirts. The 11-year-old wore tops bearing the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's famous symbol as her father prepared for three days of G8 talks in Italy. [Pic in URL] Statement: Malia Obama,...
  • Obama to Hear Panel on Changes to War Powers Act

    12/11/2008 9:31:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 600+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 12, 2008 | PETER BAKER
    It’s not as if President-elect Barack Obama doesn’t have enough on his plate with a financial meltdown and a home-state scandal. But now he is delving into the thorny question of who can send the country into war. In between interviewing cabinet nominees and announcing health care plans, Mr. Obama plans to meet Thursday with the leaders of a commission that has proposed revamping the legal process for launching military action, to require more consultation between a president and Congress. The proposal would scrap the problematic War Powers Act of 1973, a measure passed in the hangover from Vietnam to...
  • (Vanity) Bookworms -- need yopur suggestion(s) on a book.

    12/03/2008 12:54:24 PM PST · by yankeedame · 32 replies · 636+ views
    Dec 03, 2008 | Yankeedame
    Hey gang, I need some suggestions for a book on the real Mahama Gandhi. I've read two or three books on the British Raj over the course of years, but have yet to read a bio of Gandhi. Needless to say I don't want to get stuck with some fawning dribble. Thanks! Your fellow bookworm, --YD
  • God should bless other countries

    09/01/2008 9:47:59 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 37 replies · 337+ views
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | August 31, 2008 | Donna Wood
    God's blessings on America would be good. I'd ask for prosperity, generosity, intelligence, opportunity, and peace. Apparently some people think of other divine blessings. Like the Bronze Age Hebrews, they pray for God's blessing in war. From McCain's Website, we learn his position on Iraq: "I know the pain war causes. I understand the frustration caused by our mistakes in this war. And I regret sincerely the additional sacrifices imposed on the brave Americans who defend us. But I also know the toll a lost war takes on an army and on our country's security." McCain says that Obama's policies...
  • Where Are The Peaceniks?

    08/11/2008 5:52:27 PM PDT · by bocopar · 42 replies · 242+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 8/11/08 | Bob Parks
    I’m sorry but this is one reason why I have no real respect for the so-called “peace movement”. I would think a peacenik would abhor all war and call for peace whenever and wherever it broke out. But alas, the peace movement is currently silent (Day Four) when it comes to the recent Russian invasion of Georgia.
  • Obama as Chamberlain (Neville, not Wilt) - Photoshop

    05/15/2008 12:58:33 PM PDT · by inkling · 22 replies · 98+ views ^ | May 15, 2008 | Exurban Jon
    So, Dubya goes before the Israel Knesset for their 60th Anniversary and criticizes appeasement: "Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along," the President said to the country's legislative body, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has...
  • Obama Said The U.S. Took Its "Eye Off The Ball" In Afghanistan

    02/28/2008 10:25:30 AM PST · by yoe · 40 replies · 249+ views
    GOP ^ | February 28, 2008 | Staff
    Obama Has Been Highly Critical Of The U.S. Operation In Afghanistan; Said "We Have Taken Our Eye Off The Ball": Obama Said The U.S. Took Its "Eye Off The Ball" In Afghanistan. Obama: "We went into Iraq, a war that we should have never authorized and should not have been waged. ... It has ... allowed us to neglect the situation in Afghanistan. We know right now ... that al Qaeda is hiding in the hills between Afghanistan and Pakistan. And because we have taken our eye off the ball, they are stronger now than any time since 2001." (Sen....
  • Making A Run For Freedom (Moonbat Alert! - Man Protests War In Thong Bikini)

    10/07/2007 9:38:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 926+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sat, Oct. 06, 2007 | NICHOLAS SPANGLER
    Making a run for freedom Posted on Sat, Oct. 06, 2007 By NICHOLAS SPANGLER The remarkable thing about running through downtown Miami at lunch hour in nothing but Nikes and a red, white and blue thong is how many people don't notice. They were talking on their phones; shuffling documents; concentrating on walking. Not until he climbed the steps of the Miami-Dade Courthouse did a few lawyerly types point and smile at the nearly naked man. He was Michael Tisdale, a lumberjack hailing from the Redland, protesting the state of the nation. This had nothing to do with his being...
  • Montclair NJ War Protester Arrested

    03/28/2007 3:42:24 PM PDT · by lindasobers · 7 replies · 251+ views
    Montclair resident Barbara Webster, a self-employed bookkeeper representing Montclair Campaign for Peace and Justice, was one of five anti-war protesters arrested yesterday in Newark, for staging a peaceful sit-in in the Gateway Center lobby where US Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have offices. Webster, 64, tells Baristanet the protest is part of a nationwide effort to stop further funding of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Our goal was to camp out in the senator's office until he signed the pledge we delivered last week, or until the office closed and they called the police to get us out....
  • URGENT: Jane Fonda to Protest Iraq War at Navy Memorial Sat. (Help D.C. Chapter Counter-Protest!)

    01/24/2007 12:45:39 PM PST · by kristinn · 352 replies · 17,438+ views
    Wednesday, January 24, 2007 | Kristinn
    THIS IS AN URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic is canceling our planned gathering at Upper Senate Park scheduled for 10 a.m. this Saturday, January 27, and will instead focus our efforts on the appearance at the Navy Memorial that morning by Jane Fonda for a so-called antiwar rally there.We will gather at 9 a.m. and stay through Fonda's scheduled appearance at 10 a.m.Please bring American and service flags, signs bearing messages of support for our troops, as well as signs denouncing Fonda and her band of traitors.The following is the announcement by the sponsor of Saturday's larger...
  • Kucinich to run on antiwar platform

    12/13/2006 11:36:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 439+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2006 | Christina Bellantoni
    Kucinich to run on antiwar platform By Christina Bellantoni THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published December 13, 2006 Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich raised the stakes for Democratic White House hopefuls yesterday, jumping into the 2008 race with a challenge to his own party -- end the war in Iraq. The Ohio Democrat making his second bid for the presidency called himself the only true antiwar candidate, saying the U.S. should defund the war immediately and bring the troops home. "My conscience calls me to action," Mr. Kucinich, 60, said at Cleveland City Hall. "I am not going to stand by and watch...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.

    09/17/2006 8:04:11 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 89 replies · 2,029+ views
    AP ^ | 9/17/06 | CHASE SQUIRES
    Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S. By CHASE SQUIRES, AP DENVER (Sept. 17) - Ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates chbishop called for world peace and took aim at U.S. policy makers, asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu had stern words for the Bush administration. "Then how can you commit Guantanamo Bay? Take back your country," he said. Only the Dalai Lama, whose speech at the three-day PeaceJam convention at the University of Denver was...
  • Army interrogator to return to military custody (stomach-turner)

    08/11/2006 3:47:03 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 6 replies · 524+ views
    Fayetteville Online ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | N/A
    Published on Friday, August 11, 2006 Army interrogator to return to military custody SEATTLE The Associated Press Shortly after returning from Iraq last year, Army Sgt. Ricky Clousing gathered a few belongings and left Fort Bragg in the middle of the night, leaving only a note quoting Martin Luther King. Less than six months in Iraq, seeing the "daily physical, psychological and emotional harassment of civilians," had left him confused and disenchanted with the United States' role in the war, he said. "My experience in Iraq really made me second-guess my ability to perform as a soldier and also forced...