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  • Britain ‘sleepwalking to catastrophe’ over race: Trevor Phillips

    05/11/2016 4:40:31 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 May 2016 | John Bingham
    Britain risks "flames" of racial and religious conflict because of a "liberal self-delusion" over the impact of mass immigration, the former head of the equality watchdog Trevor Phillips claims today. In a startling assault on decades of official multiculturalism and diversity policy, the founding chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission argues the UK is being allowed to "sleepwalk to catastrophe" by leaders too "touchy", "smug", "complacent" and "squeamish" to talk about race. Drawing a direct parallel with Enoch Powell’s notorious "rivers of blood" speech, he likens Britain’s politicians, media and educated elite in general to the Emperor Nero...
  • Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

    01/13/2016 11:46:59 AM PST · by DFG · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/13/16 | Frank Schwab
    Lawrence Phillips' sad tale came to a tragic end on Wednesday. The troubled former NFL running back was found dead in prison, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Phillips was 40. The death is being investigated as a suspected suicide. According to the press release, Phillips was found unresponsive at 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday when the staff at Kern Valley State Prison was conducting security checks. He was transported to an outside hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:27 a.m.
  • 6 Dec RAF Bombs Phillips Plant

    12/07/2015 8:53:01 AM PST · by rey · 13 replies
    Looking through events in history I searched the RAF bombing the Phillips radio plant in Eindhoven. HOLY COW! What a wild ride!
  • Former Rams RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    04/14/2015 9:35:57 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 13, 2015 7:41 pm ET | Ryan Wilson
    Lawrence Phillips, the sixth-overall pick in the 1996 draft who has been behind bars since 2008, is suspected of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison, according to a prison news release (via the Bakersfield Californian). Early Saturday morning, Damion Soward, 37, was found unresponsive in the cell he shared with Phillips. He died Sunday at a local hospital. ... A star at the University of Nebraska, Phillips' off-field troubles plagued him throughout NFL career and beyond. He played in just 25 NFL games with three different teams. In 1996, the Rams thought so much of his potential, that...
  • A Line in the Sand (Michael Farris contra Gothard and Phillips)

    08/30/2014 7:03:26 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    HSLDA ^ | August 2014 | Michael Farris
    A LINE IN THE SAND by Michael Farris The following article will appear in the Second Quarter 2014 Home School Court Report, due in mailboxes late August. Two prominent speakers on the homeschooling circuit have experienced dramatic falls from favor due to admitted sin. Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips have both been accused of serious sins involving young women. The accusations are sexual in nature. Both men have admitted to some form of sin with regard to these accusations, although each has disputed some of the details. Gothard disputes that his sins were sexual in nature. Phillips admits to an...
  • Crew members: ‘Captain Phillips’ is one big lie

    10/13/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/13/13 | Maureen Callahan
    It’s made for Hollywood: the story of an average American family man, captain of a cargo ship in dangerous waters, his vessel overtaken by armed Somali pirates demanding ransom, saving his crew by allowing himself to be removed from the boat and taken hostage. All of this is the basis for “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks as the titular, real-life hero. The only problem, say some members of the real Capt. Phillips’ crew, is none of it is true. Capt. Richard Phillips, they say, is no hero, and the film is one big lie. “Phillips wasn’t the big leader like...
  • Repeat of "In-Depth" with Melanie Phillips tonight on C-Span2

    05/05/2013 12:44:46 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 4 replies
    C-Span | 5 May, 2013
    This month's "In-Depth" featured writer Melanie Phillips and will be repeated tonight at Midnight EDT on C-Span2. Three hours of interesting commentary and replies to viewers by a wise and thoughtful woman who, for example, provides a spot-on defense of traditional marriage as being a "unique fusing" of two individuals which is necessary for society because it is the way "we produce humanity", yet partially blames traditional marriage for the current drive for gay-marriage because it has become merely a contractual, legal arrangement in many people's minds. Phillips is concerned with facts, but even more with how facts get hidden...
  • Vanity: Melanie Phillips(UK) Blasts David Carson. Similar Tea Party observations

    05/03/2013 6:56:29 PM PDT · by Kolath · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 03-17-2013 | Melanie Phillips
    A short clip but the parallels between UKIP & UK Conservatives mimics the GOPe & Tea Party.
  • (Vanity)Melanie Phillips(UK)on Immigration/Boarder Control...see the similarities?

    05/03/2013 6:50:02 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 03/07/2013 | Melanie Phillips
    Author and journalist Melanie Phillips of the UK talks about immigration/boarder control on a BBC discussion panel.
  • ****“From A to Z-Z-Z-Z” and “Boyhood Daze,” two of the greatest Looney Tunes ever made.

    07/21/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by djone · 11 replies
    Both of these animated shorts from the 1950s are about a boy named Ralph Phillips, who has these extraordinarily amazing daydreams. These are two of the greatest Looney Tunes cartoons ever made. Both were written by Michael Maltese and directed by Chuck Jones. I fear that if a child acted this way today, he would be put on Ritalin, and have all of his creativity forcefully removed. Can you count how many “politically incorrect” things there are in these two cartoons?
  • Tea party leader warns Romney: Don't expect us to campaign for you

    04/13/2012 12:34:31 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/13/2012 | Alex Pappas
    The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but don’t expect them to get energized and campaign for you.“The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,” Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.” 
  • Sir Trevor Phillips: Christians should be denied religious freedom and conscience rights

    02/23/2012 6:43:46 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 Sir Trevor Phillips: Christians, and only Christians, should be denied religious freedom and conscience rights Saint Thomas Aquinas explains that a law is just if it corresponds to the divine law. If civil law does conform to the divine law, then it has the power to bind us in conscience and to disobey such a law would be a sin. But human law cannot exceed the power of its human authors. Aquinas teaches that the law which is promulgated must correspond to the divine law. No human authority can declare what is morally evil to be...
  • H.B. No. 3789 (Texas)

    03/27/2011 4:27:30 AM PDT · by Sarajevo · 3 replies
    Texas Legislature Onlime ^ | unk | Larry Phillips
    Bill: HB 3789 Legislative Session: 82(R) Last Action: 03/30/2011 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . . Caption Version: Introduced Caption Text: Relating to the development of toll projects through public-private partnerships. Author: Phillips Subjects: Highways (I0390) TOLL ROADS & TOLL BRIDGES (S1090) House Committee: Transportation Status: In committee Actions: (descending date order) Description Comment Date Time Journal Page H Scheduled for public hearing on . . . 03/30/2011 H Referred to Transportation 03/23/2011 1064 H Read first time 03/23/2011 1064 H Filed 03/11/2011 Read the bill here
  • Death threats against UK columnist for opposing homosexualist agenda

    02/02/2011 4:05:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/11 | Hilary White
    LONDON, February 2, 2011 ( – A prominent conservative UK columnist has said she received death threats after she criticized plans to insert homosexual materials into all subjects in the curriculum in Britain’s schools. Writing in the Daily Mail this week, Melanie Phillips said that she had been expecting a reaction, “which would amply bear out the truth of what I had written.” “The response, however, exceeded even my expectations.”For the last week, she said, “I have been subjected to an extraordinarily vicious outpouring of hate and incitement to violence” through emails, the internet and in mainstream media.“If the gay...
  • British journalist defends ‘gay brainwashing’ Daily Mail article that caused Twitter uproar

    01/25/2011 7:46:35 AM PST · by scottjewell · 13 replies
    Pink News UK ^ | 1-25-11 | Pink News staff
    Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips has defended an article which suggested that gay people were becoming the “new McCarthyites”. Her column, published yesterday, implied that homosexuality would become “mandatory” and accused gay activists of trying to “brainwash” children. The article was written in response to plans to make lessons more inclusive of LGBT people and became a trending topic on Twitter. Ms Phillips told that she would always defend gay people against “true prejudice” but maintained that the gay rights lobby intends to destroy “normal sexual behaviour”. In an email, she wrote: “I’m sorry if what I wrote has...
  • Judicial assault on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'--Activist judge decides to reorder the military

    09/10/2010 4:29:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2010 | Editorial
    Another federal judge has decided to impose her personal views on the nation's laws so that they will favor homosexual conduct. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips declared unconstitutional the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that prohibits homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Not that it is any of her business. Judge Phillips' finding arose from a suit filed by the Log Cabin Republicans against the Clinton-era law. This Clinton-era judge invoked a "heightened scrutiny" test, which allowed her not only to analyze the direct effects of the law on homosexuals in uniform, but also to expostulate...
  • Judge: Military's ban on gays is unconstitutional

    09/09/2010 6:56:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 117 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/10 | AP
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A federal judge in Southern California has declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips on Thursday granted a request for an injunction halting the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military. Phillips says the policy doesn't help military readiness and instead has a "direct and deleterious effect" on the armed services. The lawsuit was the biggest legal test of the law in recent years and came amid promises by President Barack Obama that he will work to repeal the policy.
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Obama's Foursome

    01/25/2010 8:06:44 AM PST · by opentalk · 396+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1.25.10 | The Prowler
    MEN OF HONOR Apparently, if you want to cheat on your wife or spurn the mother of your unborn child, cover up and easily settle your institution's criminal efforts to help Americans avoid paying their federal income taxes, or just avoid paying your own fair share, the place to be is on President Barack Obama's economic-recovery advisory board. Because that's where Robert Wolf, chief executive of UBS Group Americas, the U.S. arm of one of Switzerland's largest banks, UBS AG, sits, as do Charles E. Phillips, President of Oracle Corporation, Peter Orszag, the director of the Office of Management of...
  • Oracle president Charles Phillips' dirty laundry hung up in Times Square (billboard displays affair)

    01/23/2010 5:23:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,067+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/23/10 | Patrick May
    Oracle president Charles Phillips' dirty laundry hung up in Times SquareBy Patrick May Updated: 01/23/2010 11:33:54 AM PST Their ill-fated romance seemed to cry out for a tabloid headline: TECH TITAN BURNED IN BIG APPLE BY JILTED GAL PAL After days of thickening innuendo across the Internet, Oracle co-president and Obama adviser Charles Phillips acknowledged Friday that he had had a long affair with the woman whose smiling mug was plastered beside his all week on New York City billboards. The one overlooking Times Square stretched three-stories high and featured the married former U.S. Marine captain with YaVaughnie Wilkins, a...
  • Billboards expose Oracle executive's affair

    01/23/2010 8:59:10 AM PST · by free1977free · 24 replies · 1,658+ views ^ | January 23, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
    Reporting from San Francisco - A prominent Silicon Valley executive with ties to the Obama administration has admitted to an extramarital affair after his former mistress plastered romantic pictures of the two of them on giant billboards in three major cities. "I had an 8½-year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins," said Charles E. Phillips, co-president of Oracle Corp. and a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. "The relationship with Ms. Wilkins has since ended, and we both wish each other well." Wilkins, a writer and actress, this week had a three-story-tall sign put up near Times Square in...
  • Obama adviser admits affair after billboards appear

    01/23/2010 6:47:21 AM PST · by Schnucki · 22 replies · 1,544+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | January 23, 2010
    Charles Phillips, a member of Obama's economic recovery advisory board, confessed after giant posters appeared of him with his lover. A millionaire businessman who advises Barack Obama on economic policy has been forced to admit an affair after a series of giant billboards showing him with his long-time mistress appeared across America. The photos of Charles Phillips, 50, and YaVaughnie Wilkins, 41, were shown on posters three-storeys high, with the line "You are my soulmate forever – cep" – thought to be a reference to Charles E. Phillips. The poster also advertises a website which featured love notes and pictures...
  • Mackenzie Phillips alleges Consensual Sex with Father John Phillips

    09/28/2009 12:47:05 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 41 replies · 3,214+ views
    ABC News ^ | 23 Sept 2009 | ABC RUSSELL GOLDMAN, EILEEN MURPHY and LINDSAY GOLDWERT "confessed today that she engaged in a 10-year consensual sexual relationship with her father"
  • Mackenzie Phillips: I Slept with My Own Father

    09/23/2009 4:18:29 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 92 replies · 6,287+ views ^ | 09/22/2009 | People
    "Don't hate my father," Mackenzie Phillips tells PEOPLE. But in a tell-all book out Wednesday, the former childhood actress reveals that her dad, musician John Phillips of the '60s band the Mamas and the Papas, engaged with her in a long-term incestuous relationship. Phillips, 49, who has survived drug addiction, arrests and divorce, writes in the book High on Arrival that she was already a star playing a boy-crazy teen on the TV sitcom One Day at a Time when her father had sex with her on the night before she was to marry Jeff Sessler, a member of the...

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • CNN's Kyra Phillips Brings Out Kid Gloves for Homosexual Colonel

    06/30/2009 5:08:04 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 1,399+ views ^ | 6/30/2009 | Matthew Balan
    CNN anchor Kyra Phillips sympathized with an outed homosexual army officer on Tuesday’s Newsroom program. Phillips questioned Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach about his recent meeting with President Obama, and asked, “What else did you tell him, because I know this has weighed heavily on your heart for a very long time....What did he tell you that gives you...hope...that he is going to get rid of this?” [video of interview available here] The anchor’s interview with Fehrenbach occurred a day after he attended a “celebrating LGBT Pride Month” event at the White House. He was the guest of the homosexual activist...

    06/28/2009 6:45:58 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 354+ views
    PAJAMAS - Chesler Chronicles ^ | June 10, 2009, 9:56 am | Phyllis Chesler
    SNIPPET: "Today, I received two emails from an Elly Kilroy on behalf of WLUML, asking me to “please immediately remove the link to Women Living Under Muslim Laws from your list of recommended websites; we do not want to be associated with you in any way.” The email reads as follows: “Dear Phyllis, Please could you remove the link to Women Living under Muslim Laws from your list of Recommended Websites; we are more than uncomfortable about being in the same list as names such as Daniel Pipes, Melanie Phillips and Internet Haganah to name just a few. We are...
  • Kevin Spacey plans film of real-life sea captain's Somali ordeal

    05/29/2009 7:21:44 PM PDT · by Bratch · 13 replies · 658+ views, ^ | Friday 29 May 2009 15.48 BST | Ben Child
    A US sea captain whose dramatic rescue from pirates made headlines across the globe earlier this year is to be the subject of a new Hollywood film. Richard Phillips, a 53-year-old father of two who secured the safety of his cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, by offering himself as a hostage to Somali pirates, has sold his story to Columbia Pictures. Phillips was held for five days off the coast of Somalia last month before US navy snipers shot dead three of the four men who had imprisoned him on a lifeboat, an action authorised by president Obama. The fourth...
  • The sexualisation of heresy

    05/25/2009 12:48:15 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 543+ views
    Spectator Blogs (U.K.) ^ | May 25, 2009 | Melanie Philips
    The Equality Bill currently going through Parliament is the latest and potentially most oppressive attempt to impose politically acceptable attitudes and drive out any that fall foul of these criteria. Since the attitudes being imposed constitute an ideological agenda to destroy Britain’s foundational ethical principles and replace them by a nihilistic values and lifestyle free-for-all, they represent a direct onslaught on the Judeo-Christian morality underpinning British society. The most neuralgic of these issues is gay rights. This is because the tolerance of homosexuality that a liberal society should properly show has long been hijacked by an agenda which aims at...
  • Gun control and saving Captain Phillips (Part 2)

    04/18/2009 6:51:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies · 579+ views
    Austin Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2009 | Howard Nemerov
    In Part 1, we examined the basic truths that the government cannot and will not be responsible for anybody’s safety. Then exactly how can one best provide for their own protection? Truth 3: Unarmed defense doesn’t work. Reprising Admiral Gortney’s interview with National Public Radio, he stated: "What I am pushing, what we are pushing with the shipping industry, is that they need to put security detachments on these vessels," he says. [Emphasis added] Compare this to the policy of Maersk, owner of the ship Alabama: "All the crew members are trained in security detail in how to deal with...
  • Hannity vs. Golberg: Is the Right Doing to Obama what the Left did to Bush? - Video 4/13/09

    04/14/2009 7:07:43 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,184+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Bernie Goldberg talking with Sean Hannity last night about the fact that some on the Right are rabidly finding fault with everything President Obama does. They specifically discuss the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips by the U.S. Navy and whether or not Obama should be given any credit for the success of the rescue. Goldberg criticizes the media for their continued "slobbering love affair with Obama," but says the Right must not do to Obama what the Left did to President George W. Bush - demonize every single act. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Vice-Adm. Gortney Describes "Remarkable Marksmanship" of Navy SEAL Sharpshooters - Video 4/13/09

    04/14/2009 4:36:12 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 703+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Vice-Admiral William Gortney describing the scene surrounding the Navy SEALs who rescued Captain Richard Phillips. He describes the tense circumstances and the "2-3 ft. sea-state" that had the lifeboat bobbing up and down and then says,"three shots were fired, and all were fatal." Gortney describes the shots as "phenomenal" and called their work "remarkable marksmanship." . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Bravo Zulu!

    04/13/2009 5:33:32 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 11 replies · 989+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/2009 | Joy Tiz
    What exactly are liberals crowing about today? They detest the military. The United States military successfully rescued Great American, Captain Richard Phillips on Easter Sunday. Our troops performed superbly, and the matter was finally ended, most decisively, by expertly trained, highly skilled Navy SEALS. To hear liberals tell it, Barack Obama was whispering into the SEAL teams’ earpieces throughout the entire ordeal.
  • President Obama Comments on Rescue of Captain Phillips, Shooting of Pirates - Video 4/13/09

    04/13/2009 10:53:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 890+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Obama today making remarks about the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips yesterday, and the shooting of the three pirates who held him hostage. Obama praised U.S. Naval Forces who rescued him and the heroism of Captain Phillips. Obama also said the United States is resolved to stop the threat of piracy along the coast of Africa. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • DailyKos Kook Attacks Heroic Capt. Phillips

    04/13/2009 9:44:31 AM PDT · by vadum · 46 replies · 1,988+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 13, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    You have to wonder what runs through the minds of some of the kooks at DailyKos.Amazingly, one America-hating Kossack who goes by the handle "KLS" actually denounced rescued Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips for "recklessly put[ting] himself, the crew, and the Navy Seals at unnecessary risk." In a piece that was spotlighted at RealClearPolitics, KLS wrote: The pirates' modus operandi is that they hold the crew, ship, and cargo harmlessly until a lot of money is paid to them.  Phillips "heroic" actions put his crew and himself at risk.  If he'd done nothing except acquiesce to the pirates' demands, there...
  • A Look Inside the Navy Rescue of Sea Captain Richard Phillips - Video 4/13/09

    04/13/2009 4:25:45 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies · 1,619+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    This video report takes a look inside the rescue of American Sea Captain Richard Phillips who was held hostage by Somali Pirates for five days. He was rescued yesterday when Navy Seal Snipers aboard the USS Bainbridge ended the nightmare by shooting simultaneously the three pirates holding Phillips. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Obama Did Not Order the Kill That Freed Capt. Phillips

    04/12/2009 8:19:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 125 replies · 5,131+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/12/09 | Gateway Pundit
    Sorry libs. Obama did not give the direct order to kill the Somali pirates. You'll have to wait another day for the cut-and-runner to earn his hero badge. Blackfive has the real story: I just finished listening to the press conference w/ ADM Gortney about the rescue of Captain Phillips. At the time it happened the USS Bainbridge was towing the lifeboat to calmer waters as the sea state was deteriorating. One of the pirates was on board the Bainbridge as the talks about obtaining Phillip's release continued. The lifeboat was approx. 25 m behind the Bainbridge when snipers on...
  • Captain Phillips Right After Rescue on Navy Ship (Video)

    Dept. Of Defense Video Of Captain Richard Phillips Right After Rescue boarding a Navy Ship
  • Captain Richard Phillips freed as US snipers kill three Somali pirates

    04/12/2009 5:31:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 43 replies · 5,333+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | April 13, 2009 | James Bone in New York and Rob Crilly in Nairobi
    US Navy snipers killed three Somali pirates who had been holding an American merchant skipper on a lifeboat last night, rescuing the hostage unharmed. The US Navy Seals opened fire from about 25 metres away under standing orders from President Obama when they saw one of the pirates pointing an AK47 at Captain Richard Phillips’s back, putting his life in imminent danger. All three pirates were killed. A fourth, who had come aboard a nearby US warship to negotiate, was taken into custody. He was reported to be as young as 16. Captain Phillips, a former Boston taxi driver who...
  • Officer: Split-second decision to fire on pirates [Obama pulls a George W. Bush]

    04/12/2009 3:59:18 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 106 replies · 5,299+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 4/12/09 | LARA JAKES
    A U.S. military official said Navy Seals and other officers opened fire on three pirates when a Navy commander made a split-second decision that an American hostage's life was in danger... Gortney said the pirates threatened throughout the ordeal to kill Phillips. Gortney said the pirates were armed with AK-47s and small-caliber pistols, and were pointing the AK-47s at the captain. Gortney said the commander of the nearby USS Bainbridge believed Phillips was in "imminent danger" when he ordered sailors to fire at the armed pirates. Gortney said the White House had given "very clear guidance and authority" that if...
  • Official: US sea captain freed in swift firefight

    04/12/2009 11:00:01 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 461 replies · 29,091+ views ^ | 4/12/9 | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and LARA JAKES
    MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) - An American ship captain was freed unharmed Sunday in a U.S. Navy operation that killed three of the four Somali pirates who had been holding him for days in a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, a senior U.S. intelligence official said. One of the pirates was wounded and in custody after a swift firefight, the official said. Capt. Richard Phillips, 53, of Underhill, Vermont, was safely transported to a Navy warship nearby. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. A government official and others in Somali...
  • U.S. navy, pirates negotiate over hostage captain

    The U.S. Navy negotiated on Thursday with Somali pirates who held an American ship captain hostage in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, their first such seizure of a U.S. citizen. The gunmen briefly hijacked the 17,000-tonne Maersk Alabama freighter Wednesday, but the 20 American crew retook control after a confrontation far out at sea where pirates have captured five other vessels in a week. Four gang members were holding the captain, Richard Phillips, on the ship's lifeboat after he apparently volunteered to be a hostage for the sake of his crew. The Bainbridge, a U.S. warship, arrived on the...
  • Advice from "beyond the echo chamber"

    02/06/2009 3:56:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 337+ views - blog ^ | Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm Advice from "beyond the echo chamber" We just learned the economy lost another 600,000 jobs last month. It's a staggering number, and it underscores just how deep this crisis is – and, as the President pointed out this morning, it’s accelerating. That's why he created the Economic Recovery Advisory Board -- to solicit ideas from "beyond the echo chamber of Washington, DC." "I’m not interested in groupthink, which is why the Board reflects a broad cross-section of experience, expertise, and ideology," he said. "We’ve recruited...
  • Everyone is out to destroy Palin - but it's Obama's past we should examine

    10/12/2008 2:47:30 PM PDT · by AuntB · 127 replies · 5,127+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 12, 2008 | Melanie Phillips
    With all eyes glued to the collapse of global capitalism ... attention has been somewhat distracted from the race to lead what still remains the most powerful nation on earth.... We ignore it at our peril. From the shockingly partisan presentation by the pro-Obama media on both sides of the Atlantic, you'd think this was a contest between twin pillars of rectitude and inspirational high seriousness on the Democratic side, and a joke Republican ticket consisting of an erratic old man and a brainless, wacko, gun-toting beauty queen, who in a fit of madness John McCain picked as his vice-presidential...
  • George Phillips for Congress (New York's 22nd Congressional District)

    08/15/2008 1:51:53 PM PDT · by Raquel · 1 replies · 110+ views
    Political Blog ^ | August 15, 2008 | Raquel Okyay
    Republicans and Conservatives at Upstate New York could not have elected a better candidate than George Phillips, to challenge Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D) in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Hinchey is serving his 8th term and is 70 years old. By contrast, George Phillips is young, smart and ready for change. He is a high school teacher, husband, father, and college professor. George Phillips graduated Magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and minors in Political Science and Theology and Magna cum laude with a Master’s Degree in Education. (Now that’s impressive!)
  • Tribute to a fallen hero

    07/26/2008 11:27:17 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies · 74+ views ^ | 7/26/08 | self
    Today was the funeral for Army Cpl. Matthew Phillips. Phillips, 27, was just weeks from completing his 15-month tour when he and eight other soldiers were killed in a July 13 attack. They died during a three-hour battle with Taliban militants at a remote base in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. People started lining the road to his funeral at about noon. By the time his procession was passing, escorted by police and Patriot riders, there was a large crowd on both side of the road as far as I could see. I remember seeing an older lady in a car right...
  • The Stealth Jihad in Britain

    07/09/2008 8:01:16 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 21 replies · 100+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-9-08 | Robert Spencer
    In his address Lord Phillips praised the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who famously said last February that it was “inevitable” that Sharia would come to Britain. “An approach to law which simply said – there’s one law for everybody – I think that’s a bit of a danger,” said the Archbishop. He had apparently forgotten, if he ever knew, that the idea of “one law for everybody” was one of the great achievements of Judeo-Christian civilization, and was rooted in the idea of the dignity of all human beings as created in the image of God.
  • AUDIO: Alan Keyes Constitution Party National Convention Speech (This Rocks)

    04/25/2008 10:36:59 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 96 replies · 373+ views
    Alan Keyes Archives ^ | April 25, 2008
    The link to audio of the speech is reproduced in post #2. It's 22 minutes long.
  • Conoco deal fuels optimism

    02/21/2008 8:53:03 AM PST · by mad puppy · 4 replies · 84+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Feb 21, 2008 | Margaret Jackson
    Houston-based ConocoPhillips plans to build a new Global Technology Center and Corporate Learning Center on the 432-acre campus, which it recently purchased from Sun Microsystems. The technology center will serve as a hub for the company's research and development of renewable energy and high-tech carbon-fuels recovery.
  • Phillips appears set to replace Parcells in Dallas

    02/08/2007 10:01:35 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 3 replies · 308+ views
    yahoo ^ | February 8, 2007 | STEPHEN HAWKINS
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Wade Phillips appeared set to become the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, according to several reports. Despite a Cowboys spokesman saying Thursday the job hadn't been filled, there were several reports that Phillips was to succeed Bill Parcells, who retired Jan. 22. "The job hasn't been offered to anyone," said Rich Dalrymple, the team's public relations director. Dalrymple also said there were no plans yet for any announcement concerning the coaching vacancy. When Phillips' agent, Gary O'Hagan, was reached on his cell phone Thursday morning, he told The Associated Press, "I'm tied up right now; I...