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  • 'I had a good cry': Pinehurst man recalls Pearl Harbor survival

    12/07/2016 9:46:54 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/7/2016 | Bryan Mims
    Pinehurst, N.C. — A local survivor of Pearl Harbor has spent a lifetime making sure people don't forget the terror that killed so many of his comrades. Roy "Swede" Boreen, 96, escaped a ship where more than 440 sailors were killed. He has lived in Pinehurst for more than 30 years, and Wednesday the community rallied around him in tribute. At age 21, Boreen prepared to die a terrible death, coated in oil, bobbing in sea water. Minutes earlier, he'd looked out a porthole aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma.
  • On a Sunday Morning (Pearl Harbor)

    12/07/2016 12:17:10 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 16 replies
    City Journal ^ | December 2nd 2016 | Paul Beston
    For a younger generation, the “where were you when” moment is September 11, 2001, an atrocity that prompted comparisons with Pearl Harbor, whose survivors were preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the attacks that year. The two cataclysms had much in common—they were unexpected, horrific, and destroyed thousands of lives—but they also quickly took on the character of their very different cultural epochs. Pearl Harbor aroused American resolve that channeled itself into a unified war effort, one that would produce an industrial war-making machine such as the world has never seen—just what was needed to win a war such...
  • Japan PM Abe won't apologise at Pearl Harbor: government

    12/06/2016 6:54:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2016 | Hiroshi Hiyama
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will honour war dead but won't apologise when he becomes the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor this month, a top government spokesman said on Tuesday. The move follows Barack Obama's historic May trip to Hiroshima, the first by a sitting US president, where he spoke of victims' suffering but offered no apology for dropping the world's first nuclear bomb.
  • Japan PM Abe to make first visit to Pearl Harbor

    12/05/2016 3:34:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AFP ^ | December 4, 2016 | Staff
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, announcing Monday a trip to Hawaii this month for talks with US President Barack Obama. "I will visit Pearl Harbor" with Obama, he told reporters in comments broadcast live on television. Abe, who will be in Hawaii on December 26 and 27, will visit the site of the surprise Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, that began World War II in the Pacific.
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • Donald Trump’s birther event is the greatest trick he’s ever pulled (WP pearl clutching)

    09/16/2016 10:36:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/16/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is, at heart, a showman. He rose to national fame thanks to star turns on reality TV in which he played the tough-talking boss to a group of aspirants hoping to become as successful as he has been in business. His great gift is the ability to draw attention — and then use that attention for his own, usually commercial, purposes. Trump may have outdone himself on Friday morning. He and his campaign touted a "major" announcement at his newly-opened hotel in Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. The word was that Trump would walk away from his past...
  • Filipino Fisherman Reveals 75-Pound Pearl He Kept Hidden For A Decade

    08/24/2016 9:45:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    npr ^ | 24 August 2016 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    When he was moving out of his home, he decided to give the pearl to Maggay-Amurao for safekeeping instead of transport it with him — "since it's quite heavy,"... In fact, the pearl weighs in at 34 kilograms, Maggay-Amurao says — or approximately 75 pounds.
  • Issaquah Restaurant Patron Finds Rare, Gem Quality Pearl in Food

    02/26/2016 11:20:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Lindsay Hasz and her husband were recently enjoying a rare evening without kids when they decided to dine at Issaquah's Montalcino Ristorante Italiano. Hasz ordered the frutti di mare, a traditional Italian medley of seafood and shellfish. Then she bit into something unexpected. "It was quite jarring," she said. "In fact, I thought I almost broke my tooth it was so hard." Inside the meat of a clam on her dish she found what looked like a pearl. "I thought maybe it was an earring from an employee in the kitchen and it fell into my dish," Hasz said. She...
  • Aegis Ashore test flight at PMRF

    12/13/2015 1:17:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hookele - Pearl Harbor - Hickam News ^ | December 11, 2015 | Ho'okele Staff
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command, and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, successfully conducted the first intercept flight test Dec. 9, Hawaii Standard Time, of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB Threat Upgrade guided missile, launched from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai. During the test, a target representing a medium-range ballistic missile was air-launched from a U.S. Air Force...
  • The Pearl Harbor P-40 boys

    09/02/2015 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Doogle · 14 replies
    youttube ^ | 12/13/2013 | maxsmodels
    We have all seen the different accounts of the two P-40's that got off the ground on Dec. 7th's their story.. Enjoy
  • Japan Launches Latest Helicopter Carrier

    08/27/2015 2:09:27 PM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    USNI News ^ | 08/27/15 | Sam LaGrone
    Japan has launched the second in its new class of helicopter carrier — the largest Japanese ships since World War II — in a Thursday ceremony in Yokohama. The 24,000-ton Kaga (DDH-184) — built by ship builder Japan Marine United — bears the same name as the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Kaga that was part of Pearl Harbor attack and was sunk in the Battle Midway. The ship follows JS Izumo (DDH-183) which entered service in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in March.
  • Police: Duggars Used A Rod To Spank Their Kids

    05/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 149 replies ^ | May 28, 2015 | inquisitr
    A 2006 police report detailing Josh Duggar’s molestation of his sisters has caused a media firestorm, yet the document has also revealed another detail that the Duggar family has yet to address: namely, the assertion by one of their children that Jim Bob and Michelle use a rod to spank them. The allegations surfaced in the police report, which was released in a redacted form last week by In Touch Weekly. The report includes a summary of a conversation which occurred between an investigator and one of the Duggar children, who remains unnamed. “Inv. Taylor asked [redacted] about getting spanked....
  • Pakistan group threatens to kill U.S. reporter--Says He's a Mossad Agent--Al Fuqra Leader Arrested

    01/30/2002 12:44:47 PM PST · by Shermy · 18 replies · 646+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2002 (8:52.p.m.) | Reuters
    Updated information:NEW YORK (Reuters) - The group that claims it has kidnapped a Wall Street Journal reporter in Pakistan has sent e-mail to news organisations threatening to kill him within 24 hours unless the U.S. government released Pakistani prisoners held in the Afghan war. The e-mail, sent to The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The New York Times, among others, accused reporter Daniel Pearl of being a spy for Israel. It also warned other U.S. journalists in Pakistan to leave the country within three days. "We have interrogated Mr. D. Pearl and have come to the conclusion that contrary to ...
  • BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced [June 20-22] (Dead heat, see # 16)

    06/16/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 15, 2014 | Staff
      BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced Dear Patriots, Thanks to the generous contributions of our Tea Party supporters, we were able to reach our first fundraising goal- thank you so much! We are excited to announce our Elect Chris McDaniel Bus Tour and wanted to share it with our loyal supporters first. We will be holding four major rallies the weekend before the June 24th run-off election in key media markets and counties that are strategically necessary for McDaniel to win. For complete tour details click HERE.  If you reside in Mississippi or a neighboring state, we hope to...
  • NBC New Year’s Eve Mocks Pearl Harbor Survivors As Only Able to Chew SpaghettiOs

    01/01/2014 10:47:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/14 | Noel Sheppard
    On Pearl Harbor Day, Campbell’s got in a lot of trouble when it tweeted out a picture of its SpaghettiOs mascot holding an American flag and asking people to "take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." On NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” actress and comedienne Natasha Leggero disgustingly joked, “It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Obama Honors Pearl Harbor Dead with Picture of Himself

    12/08/2013 3:03:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/13 | William Bigelow
    President Barack Obama’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message honoring the dead from Pearl Harbor—accompanied by a picture of Obama descending the stairs next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The picture barely fits the name of the Arizona Memorial so it can frame Obama in the foreground. The post's statement reads: Today, with solemn pride and reverence, let us remember those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, acknowledge everyone who carried their legacy forward, and reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals for which they served. President Obama
  • A Date That Will Live Forever in Infamy - A satire by Daniel Greenfield

    12/07/2013 9:14:07 PM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 12-7-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Naval Base Bombed, Shinto Worshipers Fear Backlash - New York Times - December 8 1941 ------------------- A day after planes passed over their peaceful village on the way to attack the Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, local fishermen are still picking up the pieces. "I don't know what any of this is about," a man who would only give his name as Paji said, holding the remains of a net which he had used to earn a living. "All I know is that the killing has to stop." In Washington, government officials urged the public to stay calm and not...
  • Pearl Harbor Story Found at Flea Market

    12/07/2013 11:18:08 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies ^ | 12-7-13 | MJS
    MILWAUKEE -- Frank Kruck was 7 when he saw his mother crying and fingering her rosary beads as she listened to the terrible news on the radio. The announcement on a Sunday morning in December 72 years ago: Japanese planes had attacked Pearl Harbor, ships were burning, sailors and soldiers were wounded and dying. Frank's mother was praying for his brother Gene, a sailor aboard the minesweeper USS Widgeon. It would be more than a week before the Western Union telegram was delivered to the Kruck family home in Waukesha: Gene was OK.
  • Touching moment crew stand and salute dying Pearl Harbor sailor as he is granted final wish to join

    11/19/2013 3:48:35 PM PST · by DFG · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/19/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The crew of the USS Dewey have honored the dying wish of a Pearl Harbor survivor by allowing him on board the latest version of the destroyer he served on in the Second World War. Electrician’s Mate Second Bud Cloud was due to begin hospice care, when his friend Jennie Haskamp reached out to the Dewey's crew and asked if he could see the ship in San Diego. But when they arrived at the dock, the sailors carried the 90-year-old veteran on board and attentively listened as he shared his memories from the war.
  • Kermit Gosnell’s Wife Gets 7 Months in Prison for House of Horrors Role

    05/29/2013 1:44:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Pearl Gosnell, the wife of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, will spend anywhere from seven to 23 months in prison for her role in the House of Horrors abortion clinic. Pearl Gosnell was convicted on charges of racketeering and performing illegal abortion but saw her sentenced reduced after spending two years under house arrest. Pearl’s children had asked the judge, according to local reports in court, to spare her prison time. Gosnell’s sister-in-law was sentenced in court yesterday for her role in the House of Horrors abortion clinic that eventually resulted in Gosnell’s conviction on multiple murder counts. Like other Gosnell...
  • Pakistan captures suspect in death of journalist Daniel Pearl, official says

    03/19/2013 6:34:39 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 10 replies ^ | Mar 19, 2013 | Waj S. Khan and M. Alex Johnson
    ISLAMABAD -- A suspect has been captured in connection with the brutal murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002, a Pakistani official said. A spokesman for Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations Directorate confirmed the arrest by a paramilitary unit known as the Sindh Rangers and said the suspect had been transferred to police custody.
  • The day that lived in infamy

    12/07/2012 2:39:33 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 12 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/7/12 | Judson Phillips
    Today is December 7th. 71 years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, triggering the United States entry into World War 2. 71 years ago, Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor. The skies were filled with acrid smoke from flaming warships and burning planes. Within three hours, the attack was over. Three and a half years later, Pearl Harbor was avenged as a defeated Japan surrendered to American forces in Tokyo Bay. While many remember Pearl Harbor still to this day, many Americans are today clueless about what happened on that Sunday morning so long ago.
  • Remember December 7. Here are 11 films about Pearl Harbor. Which is your favorite?

    12/07/2012 9:50:26 AM PST · by Saint X · 51 replies
    U.S Naval Institute ^ | December 7, 2012 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Great list of Pearl Harbor movies. Some were good, some were awful. The most ridiculous one is still the best - The Final Countdown ("Splash the zeros!") The video clips bring back memories.
  • Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

    12/06/2012 5:50:29 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    KHON 2 TV ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Associate Press
    Honolulu (AP) - Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.... Emory, a survivor of the attack,... On Friday, the 71-year anniversary of the Japanese attack, the Navy and National Park Service will honor the 91-year-old former sailor for his determination to have Pearl Harbor remembered, and remembered accurately.
  • Kidnapped WSJ reporter a friend of Muslims

    02/01/2002 12:15:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 71 replies · 126+ views
    UPI | 2/01/02 | SHAHID IQBAL
    KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 01, 2002 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- The kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was a friend of Arabs and Muslims and often supported their cause, says a former editor of the Asian edition of the newspaper. "You have got the wrong guy," said Kenneth Neil Cukier, in an article published in Pakistani newspapers on Friday. "Freeing him unharmed is in your interest." Appealing for his release, Pearl's former boss said "the Arab and Muslim world has no greater in American media than Danny Pearl." The 38-year reporter is newspaper's bureau chief in Bombay, ...
  • Fate of kidnapped reporter unclear

    02/01/2002 10:53:30 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 57 replies · 102+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2002 | A/P Staff (N/A)
    Fate of kidnapped reporter unclear 02/01/2002 Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A caller purporting to represent the kidnappers of reporter Daniel Pearl telephoned the U.S. Consulate in Karachi on Friday and demanded $2 million and the release of the former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, senior police officials said. AP Daniel Pearl However, CNN said it received an e-mail from those claiming to hold the Wall Street Journal correspondent, saying he had been killed. CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson said "We did receive an e-mail reporting that Daniel Pearl was killed." Steve Goldstein, spokesman for Dow Jones which owns the Journal, ...
  • Given a Fighting Chance, Little Pearl Thrives

    09/05/2012 9:34:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 9-5-2012 | Marybeth Hicks
    Ruth and Eric Brown didn’t expect anything to be wrong. At 20 weeks pregnant, Ruth had no indications her baby was anything but perfect. So they were completely unprepared for what they learned at a routine obstetrical ultrasound: Their third child, daughter Pearl Joy, was profoundly underdeveloped. Pearl was diagnosed in utero with alobar holoprosencephaly (HPE), a neural disease in which the brain and facial features do not form completely. Usually, babies with HPE do not survive a full-term pregnancy. Or if they do, usually they die within hours or days of birth. Usually. Pearl Joy Brown is unusual. Some...
  • Russian Warships Arrive at U.S. Pearl Harbor for Joint Drills

    06/30/2012 4:55:23 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 19 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 30 June 2012 | Staff
    A group of Russia’s Pacific Fleet warships has arrived at the U.S. Pearl Harbor naval base to take part in the Rim of the Pacific international drills, a fleet spokesman said on Saturday. “During their long voyage from Vladivostok to Pearl Harbor, the warships’ crews held several firing drills, successfully destroying all the targets,” First-Rank Captain Roman Martov said. The naval task group comprising the Admiral Panteleyev destroyer, the tanker Boris Butoma and the Fotiy Krylov salvage tug sailed off Vladivostok in the Russian Far East on June 13 to head for the U.S. Hawaiian Islands where the RIMPAC-2012 large-scale...
  • Oldest Pearl in Human History Found in UAE … From a Grave

    06/28/2012 4:30:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Researchers have discovered the world’s oldest natural pearl in Umm Al Quwain, UAE, which is believed to be originated between 5547 and 5235 BC, Discovery News said in a report. The report said that the pearl was discovered not from the sea but grave. Researchers said that findings at local necropolis revealed that pearls were often placed on the deceased's face, often above the upper lip. The research was carried out by French researchers. The discovery suggests that pearl oyster fishing first started in Gulf Arab peninsula not in Japan - as previously believed by researchers. In 5,000 BC, half-drilled...
  • Karachi bombings linked with Daniel Pearl murder

    06/26/2012 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 6/26/12 | staff
    An anti-terrorist judge in France has thrown weight behind claims that the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and the bombing of French engineers in Karachi both had their roots in murky arms deals with Pakistani officials. By FRANCE 24 (text) In 2002, two brutal terrorist attacks targeting westerners in the Pakistani city of Karachi shocked the world. In January that year, the American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped before being beheaded in cold blood by his captors. A video was later released showing his execution. Three months later, on May 8, a bomber targeted a bus carrying French n
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • Anyone else notice Google did nothing for "Pearl Harbor"?

    12/07/2011 4:29:23 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 44 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Dec-7th 2011 | me
    Just noticed Google has nothing for today... I don'y know about any of you.. but I am a little saddened.
  • CIA chief Leon Panetta: The next Pearl Harbor could be a cyberattack

    06/11/2011 4:23:22 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/9/11 | Anna Mulrine
    Leon Panetta, at a confirmation hearing for the post of Defense secretary, says the US will need to take 'both defensive ... as well as aggressive measures' to deal with the threat of cyberattack.The next great battle America faces is likely to involve cyberwarfare, Leon Panetta, the Central Intelligence Agency director, warned senators Thursday, predicting that “the next Pearl Harbor that we confront could very well be a cyberattack that cripples" America’s electrical grid and its security and financial systems. “It’s going to take both defensive measures as well as aggressive measures to deal with that,” said Mr. Panetta,...
  • Tennessee fires coach Bruce Pearl

    03/21/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 15 replies
    The University of Tennessee fired men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Monday, ending a sixth day of uncertainty in the program already under an NCAA investigation.
  • Family Guy Writer Tweets Pearl Harbor Joke In Response To Japanese Earthquake

    03/12/2011 10:10:39 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 47 replies
    Bleeding Cool: Entertainment News ^ | March 12, 2011 – 7:54 am | Brendon Connelly
    when a particularly tasteless tweet started rolling around the web last night, and I found out it had been written by Family Guy scriptwriter Alec Sulkin, I wasn’t too surprised. Here’s what he said: "If you wanna feel better about this earthquake in Japan, google 'Pearl Harbor death toll'”. This world view, that the citizens of a nation are somehow statistics to be tallied in a historical spreadsheet of deaths, and that there’s somehow a desirable, karmic distribution to be had is absolutely disgusting.
  • Khalid Sheik Mohammed killed U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, report finds

    01/19/2011 9:39:07 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2011
    A recently completed investigation of the killing of Daniel Pearl in Pakistan nine years ago makes public new evidence that a senior al-Qaeda operative executed the Wall Street Journal reporter. Khalid Sheik Mohammed - the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, who is being held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - said at a military hearing in 2007 that he killed Pearl. But there have been lingering doubts about his involvement, and the United States has not charged him with the crime. According to the new report, which was prepared by faculty members and...
  • [Daniel Pearl's Father] Undercurrents below the Ground Zero mosque

    08/29/2010 12:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 28, 2010 / 19 Elul, 5770 | Judea Pearl
    I have been trying hard to find an explanation for the intense controversy surrounding the Cordoba Initiative, whereby 71 percent of Americans object to the proposed project of building a mosque next to Ground Zero. I cannot agree with the theory that such broad resistance represents Islamophobic sentiments, nor that it is a product of a “rightwing” smear campaign against one imam or another. Americans are neither bigots nor gullible. Deep sensitivity to the families of 9/11 victims was cited as yet another explanation, but this too does not answer the core question. If one accepts that the 19 fanatics...
  • Pearl: Islamic leaders justify violence

    08/26/2010 10:05:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies ^ | 8/27/10 | Staff
    In a Jerusalem Post op-ed article, Judea Pearl, father of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel murdered by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan eight years ago, says that permitting the Ground Zero mosque project would prolong “the illusion” that the American Muslim leadership can achieve public acceptance without confronting its role in allowing “victimhood, anger and entitlement” to spawn acts of terrorism. (Snip) But in sermons, speeches, rallies, classrooms, conferences and books sold at those conferences, the narrative is often different.”
  • Mark Steyn: One of Those Moments

    05/22/2010 4:20:36 PM PDT · by GVnana · 19 replies · 1,549+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/22/2010 | Mark Steyn
    One of Those Moments The president has become the latest Western liberal to try to hammer Daniel Pearl’s box into a round hole. Barack Obama’s remarkable powers of oratory are well known: In support of Chicago’s Olympic bid, he flew into Copenhagen to give a heartwarming speech about himself, and they gave the games to Rio. He flew into Boston to support Martha Coakley’s bid for the U.S. Senate, and Massachusetts voters gave Ted Kennedy’s seat to a Republican. In the first year of his presidency, he gave a gazillion speeches on health-care “reform” and drove support for his proposals...
  • Mark Steyn: Obama's lazy tribute to Daniel Pearl

    05/21/2010 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1,776+ views
    oc register ^ | 5/21/10 | Mark Steyn
    Barack Obama's remarkable powers of oratory are well known: In support of Chicago's Olympic bid, he flew into Copenhagen to give a heartwarming speech about himself, and they gave the games to Rio. He flew into Boston to support Martha Coakley's bid for the U.S. Senate, and Massachusetts voters gave Ted Kennedy's seat to a Republican. In the first year of his presidency, he gave a gazillion speeches on health care "reform" and drove support for his proposals to basement level, leaving Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to ram it down the throats of the American people through sheer parliamentary...
  • Word to Obama – Daniel Pearl Was Not Beheaded Because He Was a Journalist

    05/18/2010 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 531+ views
    big government ^ | 5/18/10 | Jim Hoft
    Daniel Pearl was not beheaded because he was a journalist. Daniel Pearl was beheaded by Islamic extremists because he was an American and a Jew. “My name is Daniel Pearl, I am a Jewish-American.” On February 21, 2002, a videotape was released titled The Slaughter of the Spy-Journalist, the Jew Daniel Pearl. The text from the video reads in Arabic: “My name is (Daniel Pearl), I am a Jewish-American.” Yesterday Barack Obama signed the toothless Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009 named in honor of the Wall Street Journal reporter who was killed by terrorists in 2002.
  • Obama: Beheading of Daniel Pearl ‘captured the world’s imagination’ [video]

    05/18/2010 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 131 replies · 2,840+ views
    daily caller ^ | May 18, 2010 | staff
    President Obama today signed into law The Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, which expands efforts to identify countries that don’t share our love for the First Amendment. He also took time to honor the man the bill is named after, journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic extremists in 2002 in what the President — with nary a teleprompter in sight — called a moment that ‘captured the world’s imagination.’ The Obama administration has pushed to have Pearl’s professed killer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, tried in civilian court.
  • Obama Won’t Say Who Killed Daniel Pearl

    05/18/2010 9:08:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1,530+ views
    commentary mag. ^ | 5/18/10 | Jennifer Rubin
    At a signing ceremony for the Freedom of Press Act, it is ironic and shameful that Obama could not bring himself to identify the killers who beheaded the man who fearlessly reported on the jihadist terrorists. Obama had this to say: All around the world there are enormously courageous journalists and bloggers who, at great risk to themselves, are trying to shine a light on the critical issues that the people of their country face; who are the frontlines against tyranny and oppression. (Snip) If you didn’t know already, you’d never figure out that he was talking about the Islamic...
  • MONDAY: President will sign 'Freedom of Press Act'

    05/16/2010 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 99 replies · 4,432+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 5-16-10 | Breaking on Drudge
    MONDAY: President will sign 'Freedom of Press Act' in Oval Office. The signing will be pooled press... Developing...
  • Godly discipline turned deadly

    02/24/2010 1:01:03 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 25 replies · 621+ views
    Salon ^ | February 22, 2010 | Lynn Harris
    Godly discipline turned deadly A controversial child "training" practice comes under fire -- this time from Christians themselves Four years ago this month, a 4-year-old boy named Sean Paddock died when his adoptive mother wrapped him in blankets so tightly that he couldn't breathe. His adoptive mother, Lynn Paddock, was later convicted of his murder. The case brought some mainstream attention -- including a 2006 Salon story -- to the popular, pervasive and controversial child "training" practices of Michael and Debi Pearl, which Lynn Paddock was said to have followed. The teachings of the Pearls and their Tennessee-based No Greater...
  • Judea and Ruth Pearl on Eric Holder's Decision To Try Khalid Sheikh Muhammad in Federal Court

    12/05/2009 11:23:03 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 1,109+ views
    911NeverForget.Us ^ | December 5, 2009 | Judea and Ruth Pearl
    Statement by Judea and Ruth Pearl as read at the New York rally by Brian Dennehy on December 5 2009 Friends, On behalf of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, we wish to join you today in a call to reverse Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try America's new-type of enemies in New York Federal court. We wish to add to your rally the perspective of our own personal tragedy which, in many ways, has come to symbolize the depth of inhumanity that has swept our planet in the 21st century, and the sense of urgency with which this planet is...
  • Daniel Pearl's dad is sickened by Obama's 9/11 trial decision

    11/14/2009 1:28:57 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 55 replies · 2,420+ views
    NYPost ^ | November 14, 2009 | CARL CAMPANILE
    The father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl slammed the Obama administration's decision to hold a public trial for admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed -- who boasted of killing his son in Pakistan. Judea Pearl said he was "sick to the stomach" when he heard that the Justice Department decided to prosecute Mohammed in Manhattan federal court. "I don't want to hear every morning in the papers what KSM did," Pearl told The Post last night. "Danny was killed once. Now he will be killed 10 times a day. Leave him alone." VIDEO: 9/11 SUSPECTS TO BE...
  • Islamist Extremism and the Murder of Daniel Pearl

    11/02/2009 4:41:20 PM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 600+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11-2-09 | Joseph I. Lieberman
    These are the remarks Sen. Joseph Lieberman delivered at the fourth annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at Stanford University on October 18: It has been nearly eight years since Ruth and Judea Pearl were confronted by the most unspeakable horror that any parent can contemplate. But rather than retreat into grief and anger, they have instead ensured that the flame of their son’s memory, and everything he stood for, has continued to burn with undiminished urgency and relevance. Because of their work, and the work of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, Danny’s life continues to illuminate our world. Daniel Pearl’s legacy...
  • Blackberry Woes [Vanity]

    06/26/2009 7:22:47 AM PDT · by bcsco · 18 replies · 639+ views
    Blackberry Forum ^ | 6/26/2009 | bcsco
    I was recently given a Blackberry Pearl by a friend who updated to a new Storm. I already have a Palm Centro I upgraded to a couple months ago, but he knew my propensity to mess with "stuff" and I gladly accepted. Perhaps my experience over the past couple days can be helpful to other FReepers. I've used Palm devices for some years. I've always synced the devices with Microsoft Outlook (2000). No problem. Before ever considering activating the Pearl (no, I don't really need another phone line) I wanted to see how well it interacts with Outlook, and its...
  • Japanese emperor to visit Pearl Harbor

    03/02/2009 9:52:00 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies · 1,100+ views ^ | 03/02/09 | Julian Ryall
    The Japanese emperor is likely to visit Pearl Harbor in July, the first time a member of the imperial family will have visited the site of the surprise attack that brought the United States into the Second World War.