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  • Al Jazeera Senior Analyst: Jews Should Know Their Place

    06/03/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/14 | Adam Kredo
    Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst is under fire for telling a prominent Jewish writer that he “gives Jews a bad name” and should know his place by showing “some Jewish humility.” Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst and host of its show Empire, made the comments on Twitter after Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg complimented Al Jazeera. Goldberg had tweeted a link to an article in the left-leaning Israeli publication Haaretz headlined, “Why all Jews are cowards,” with the commentary: “Haaretz publishes headlines that al Jazeera never would, in part because al Jazeera is often more sophisticated.” This prompted...
  • MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin: Our Network Is ‘Not The Place’ For Breaking News (master of the obvious)

    06/03/2013 5:43:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 10:02 June 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew Kirell
    Over the last several months, it has become pretty clear that when it comes to ratings, MSNBC struggles during breaking news events, while CNN and Fox both receive boosts. In an interview with the New York Times this morning, MSNBC chief Phil Griffin essentially conceded the “breaking news” mantle to the other networks, telling viewers that his network is not focused on that sort of coverage. In what seems like a stunning admission, Griffin said: “We’re not the place for that,” he said of breaking news. “Our brand is not that.” Instead, he explained, MSNBC’s bread and butter is progressive...
  • Boston residents ordered to 'shelter in place' amid massive manhunt (the new 'duck and cover')

    04/19/2013 6:32:10 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 57 replies
    Newsday ^ | 4/19/2013 | AP
    Patrick said Boston residents should stay home and "shelter in place."
  • Obama plans election-night rally in Chicago convention center

    10/18/2012 3:24:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2012
    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to usher in what he hopes will be a second four-year term in the White House at an election-night rally at a huge convention center near downtown Chicago, campaign and city officials said on Wednesday. The event will likely draw thousands of supporters to the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Obama's hometown and the site of his re-election campaign headquarters. Supporters are expected to watch the voting results come in and then hear a speech by the incumbent Democrat who faces Republican Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and private equity executive, in the...
  • Atheist Brian Bridson wants Catholics to be put in their place

    02/20/2012 3:21:09 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 18, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Saturday, February 18, 2012 Atheist Brian Bridson of "Philosopher's Haze": Catholics are bigots who should be told to shut up and who should be put in their place Brian Bridson, the same atheist mental midget who has referred to Pope Benedict XVI as "Ben-the-Dick," (which in itself reveals his adolescent mindset), is angry at the Catholic Church and is calling for Catholics to be "put in their place." And what is their place? For Bridson, it would be better for all Catholics to live at the Vatican because their views do not belong in the public square. Maybe he would...
  • Believe You’ve Seen Evidence of Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

    07/23/2011 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    gao.gov ^ | July 14, 2011 | Government Accountability Office
    WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2011) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is investigating fraud and abuse in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. Specifically, GAO is looking for information on cases in which federal employees are currently abusing workers compensation benefits. For example, fraud schemes might include a beneficiary working a second job, overstating their workers’ compensation claim, or collecting benefits for a deceased individual. Anyone with information regarding fraud or abuse of the FECA program by federal employees is encouraged to contact us at workerscompfraud@gao.gov. All information about individuals who contact us will be kept confidential.
  • Palin: 'Jews need a place to live'

    11/19/2009 8:49:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 131 replies · 3,913+ views
    Jerusalem ^ | 11/19/09 | JTA
    Former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin disagrees with the Obama administration's demand that Israel halt settlement construction, although her reason for that opinion is puzzling to some (or at the least demonstrates she's not familiar with the term "natural growth" that much of the debate has revolved around). Palin debates Biden in St.... She told Barbara Walters on ABC's Good Morning America this week that she disagrees with the White House because all the Jews moving to Israel need a place to live. "I disagree with the Obama administration on that," Palin told Walters. "I believe that the Jewish...
  • Bush: Premature Iraq Pullout Would Place America at Peri

    09/04/2006 2:46:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 317+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 3, 2006 -- An early withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq would give victory to the terrorists and put the American people in danger, President Bush said here yesterday. “If America were to pull out before Iraq can defend itself, the consequences would be disastrous,” Bush said during his weekly radio address to the nation. “We would be handing Iraq over to the terrorists, giving them a base of operations and huge oil riches to fund their ambitions.” Bush said violent terrorist groups such as al Qaeda want to overthrow western-style democracies in the Middle East -- and...
  • Team provides airpower at right place, time

    08/21/2006 6:03:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. David Kurle
    8/21/2006 - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- U.S. Army and coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan rely on a special team of Air Force officers to help provide airpower at the right time and place. The Air Component Coordination Element, or ACCE, is relatively new to operations involving more than one branch of service and other nations, but supports Combined Joint Task Force-76, which oversees Operation Enduring Freedom. "We help the CJTF planners integrate air and space power into the development of their campaign plan," said Brig. Gen. Christopher D. Miller, the ACCE director here. According to Air...
  • Iran's Place At Summit Raises Fears Of Anti-West Alliance

    06/14/2006 5:54:52 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 280+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-15-2006 | Richard Spencer
    Iran's place at summit raises fears of anti-West alliance By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 15/06/2006) Iran's hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, arrived in China last night for a summit of Asian states and Russia that Washington fears is forming a new anti-western alliance. Mr Ahmadinejad will seek support for his country's nuclear programme, fuelling US concern that Iran is being protected by its growing friendship with Russia and China, who both sit on the UN Security Council. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in China for the summit He is also believed to be pushing to join the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, which...
  • Bush: Military Courts Best Place to Deal With Guantanamo Detainees

    06/14/2006 5:38:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 363+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2006 – Detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are dangerous men, and the best place to deal with them is in military courts, President Bush said here today. Bush addressed the subject in a lengthy news conference in the White House Rose Garden today. He said he'd like to see Guantanamo closed but is awaiting a Supreme Court decision on how to proceed with war crimes trials. "I'd like to close Guantanamo," he said. "But I also recognize that ... we're holding some people that are darn dangerous and that we better have a plan to...
  • Pentagon Memorial to be Place of Remembrance, Solace, Official Says

    06/12/2006 6:29:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 181+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2006 – The Pentagon Memorial will be an important way to remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, and will be a place for their family members and others to gain solace and inspiration, a top Defense Department official said here today. "This is a very important event here at the Pentagon because this was the first time the Pentagon had been targeted in a serious attack by terrorists, and it hit home for everybody that works here on a daily basis," said Michael Donley, director of administration and management in the Office of the Secretary...
  • New Mexico's Chaco Canyon: A Place Of Kings And Palaces?

    06/06/2006 1:57:14 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 1,191+ views
    Mon Jun 5 09:31:01 2006 Pacific Time New Mexico's Chaco Canyon: A Place of Kings and Palaces? BOULDER, Colo., June 5 (AScribe Newswire) -- Kings living in palaces may have ruled New Mexico's Chaco Canyon a thousand years ago, causing Pueblo people to reject the brawny, top-down politics in the centuries that followed, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder archaeologist. University of Colorado Museum anthropology Curator Steve Lekson, who has studied Chaco Canyon for several decades, said one argument for royalty comes from the rich, crypt-style burials of two men discovered deep in a Chaco Canyon "great house"...
  • National, Defense Leaders Honor Valor in 'Place Where Valor Sleeps'

    05/29/2006 4:01:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 165+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 3rd Class John R. Guardiano
    ARLINGTON, Va., May 29, 2006 – America's top military leaders -- the commander in chief, secretary of defense, and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff -- commemorated this Memorial Day by paying tribute to generations of Americans, past and present, who have "answered the call to serve and stepped forward to protect the nation they loved." Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, accompanied by Pres. George W. Bush and the Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, addresses the audience during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 29. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles...
  • MWSS Marines place barriers in Baghdadi

    04/12/2006 5:26:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 1,732+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    BAGHDADI, Iraq (April 12, 2006) -- As a 24-vehicle convoy rolls down the streets, a voice of a Baghdadi police officer can be heard over the intercom saying in Arabic, "It's a gift from God. The Marines are here to help us." The "gift from God" was the engineers of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274. They came to provide force protection to the Baghdadi police by setting up concrete barriers around their station. MWSS-274 functions under the umbrella of Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. "The reason for the barriers was to provide protection and diversion,"...
  • Fla. Bill Would Give Dogs a Place at Table

    02/24/2006 2:12:05 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 76 replies · 1,118+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 2 24 06 | DAVID ROYSE
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Some Florida cities would like to throw a dog a bone _ or maybe a burger and some fries. Dogs would be able to sit with humans at outdoor restaurant tables in some communities under a measure advancing in the Florida Legislature. The bill, approved by a House committee Wednesday, would create a three-year test program to allow cities to grant restaurants that want to host dogs special permission to do so under certain conditions. Rep. Sheri McInvale, an Orlando Republican, filed the bill after some restaurant owners complained because they were threatened with fines for allowing...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • Keep your hands off our Kilkenny, Waterford City warned

    09/24/2005 6:58:49 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 25 replies · 641+ views
    Irish Examiner, Cork ^ | Sept 24, 2005 | Neans McSweeney
    SEVEN thousand furious Kilkenny people have penned letters to Waterford City Council warning it to keep its hands off their land. The letters, petitions and coupons from the Kilkenny People Newspaper and statements of anger were delivered to City Hall in Waterford yesterday by a delegation led by Kilkenny-based Fine Gael TD Phil Hogan and Fianna Fáil councillor Bobby Aylward. A further 600 submissions, the bulk of which oppose the extension, have been logged by City Hall officials. Under the extension proposal, 5,000 acres, 20 townlands and about 5,000 people would now find themselves living in a suburb of Waterford...
  • Some Arabs debate where to place blame

    07/08/2005 3:53:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 790+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/8/05 | Lee Keath - AP
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Islamic leaders condemned the London bombings, though many on Friday insisted the United States and Britain, with their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, are ultimately to blame for fueling militant violence. Increasing voices, however, say the Arab world has to stop adding "but" to its denunciations of terrorism. Thursday's attack came as a double shock in the Middle East, occurring the same day that al-Qaida militants announced they had killed Egypt's top diplomat in Iraq after kidnapping him and judging him an "apostate" for his country's support of the United States. The bombings also targeted a...
  • for a retread troll like me, where is the safest place from lightning strikes?

    06/15/2005 10:57:11 AM PDT · by loyal_republican54 · 208 replies · 3,623+ views
    phantirath pest, as told to the juwish modz
    I live in Fairfax California. I have been for most of my life. I am fed up with the economy, the blackouts the crime and all the liberals. I am thinking of moving and I was wondering if any of you know a good place for an average joe like myself to live in. In a couple weeks I'll have enough money and I can take the greyhound out of here and move out of this dump. Im looking for a place where I can get jobs, not have nasty taxes, some good public transportation in a city and to...
  • Howard Dean Gets Away With Racism

    03/01/2005 2:45:32 PM PST · by forty_years · 7 replies · 865+ views
    Members of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Black Caucus have become seemingly desensitized to racial slurs. The Caucus did not even blink when the extreme Left’s new champion, Howard Dean, made prejudiced statements right before their very eyes. From Dean’s comments, it seems he believes that a Black person’s place is to be cleaning toilets at a hotel in which whites stay. According to the Washington Times, On Feb. 11, the day before he was elected party chief, Mr. Dean asked, at a meeting of the DNC Black Caucus, "You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people...
  • Sweden, Ireland and Britain Leaders in IT - The US in 7th place...

    12/14/2004 2:55:55 AM PST · by crushelits · 44 replies · 1,108+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Mon Dec 13, 2004 | MATT MOORE
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Businesses in Sweden, Ireland and Britain top the list when it comes to the use of information technology to improve their operations, according to a country-by-country survey. The United States, which was in the top three last year, slipped four places. The study by U.S. consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, uses its own "Sophistication Index" to determine how eagerly, and capably, countries have embraced information technology, including wireless access and Internet access. Commissioned by Britain's Department of Trade and Industry, the survey by the New York-based consulting firm was based on telephone interviews from April-July of nearly...
  • 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!
  • Madison Square Garden's set to rock! Final touches in place for one huge party!

    08/28/2004 3:11:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 785+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/28/04 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Garden's set to rock Final touches in place for one huge party BY MAGGIE HABERMAN DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU Madison Square Garden is ready for a Republican party. The star-spangled balloons are blown up and bagged; the cherry-red carpet is nailed in place; the blue delegate seats are nailed to the floor, and the confetti with pictures of GeorgeW. and Laura Bush is set to go. There's one stage for the speakers and a separate, hydraulic platform for the entertainers. Then there's a secret stage for the President himself that won't appear until Thursday night. That was the view...
  • Convention demonstration zone a dark, shadowy place

    07/24/2004 4:36:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,147+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/24/04 | Mark Jewell - AP
    BOSTON (AP) - As thousands of delegates, journalists and dignitaries stream into the FleetCenter, protesters for the next few days will be enclosed in a shadowy, closed-off piece of urban streetscape just over a block away. The maze of overhead netting, chain link fencing and razor wire couldn't be further in comfort from the high-tech confines of the arena stage where John Kerry is to accept the Democratic nomination for president during the four-day convention that kicks off Monday. Abandoned, elevated rail lines and green girders loom over most of the official demonstration zone that slopes down to a subway...
  • 'I Heard That Britain Is The Best Place To Go Now. It Doesn't Treat Refugees Like Animals'

    02/14/2004 5:43:58 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 263+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-15-2004 | David Harrison/Damien McElroy
    'I heard that Britain is the best place for us to go now. It doesn't treat refugees like animals' (Filed: 15/02/2004) Passions are running high in Holland as it prepares to expel 26,000 immigrants. But should the UK be following its example? David Harrison and Damien McElroy report. "It is our shame," said William Van Bekkam, a retired headmaster standing outside Amsterdam's Beinkorf Department Store, surveying the rough sleepers in the city's main square. "We gave these people false hope but now they don't have a future here," he said. "We offered our hospitality but didn't think about what the...
  • 'Ghostly' Image On Tape At Henry's Palace

    12/19/2003 3:56:03 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 207+ views
    Ananova ^ | 12-19-2003
    'Ghostly' image on tape at Henry's palace A ghostly image has been caught on CCTV at historic Hampton Court Palace. It was formerly the home of Henry VIII and has long reported to be haunted. The 16th Century palace in south-west London is well known for alleged supernatural activity, but nothing suspicious has been caught on film before. However, in October this year, this curious image was caught on the palace's CCTV footage. On several occasions security guards were alerted to an open fire door in an exhibition area of the palace. After securing the door each time, they returned...
  • One In Six Still Feels A Woman's Place Is At Home

    12/08/2003 6:05:43 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 445+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2003 | Sarah Womack
    One in six still feels a woman's place is at home By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent (Filed: 09/12/2003) One in six people still believes a woman's place is in the home, according to an authoritative survey of social attitudes funded by the Government. The figure represents a dramatic fall since 1983, when 25 per cent thought women should be full-time mothers, but it represents a "sizeable minority", says the National Centre for Social Research. Most of those who held traditional views were grandparents struggling to look after grandchildren while their daughters went out to work. The survey's findings come...
  • Why I Gave [Billionaire Democrat Soros Defends the Legality of $12.5 Million Campaign Contribution]

    12/05/2003 6:17:39 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 7 replies · 132+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/5/03 | George Soros
    <p>I and a number of other wealthy Americans are contributing millions of dollars to grass-roots organizations engaged in the 2004 presidential election. We are deeply concerned with the direction in which the Bush administration is taking the United States and the world.</p>
  • SKYDIVER IN 'WRONG PLACE'

    07/07/2003 8:33:15 AM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 329+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/07/03 | Staff Writer
    The murder of a skydiver who plunged to his death after his parachute was sabotaged may have been a "random act", the policeman leading the probe into his death has said. Detective Superintendent Colin Andrews said the victim, Stephen Hilder, 20, was "a popular, intelligent man with a bright future" and that the motive for his murder remains a "mystery". He added: "One thing we have to consider is that this was a random act and Stephen was in the wrong place at the wrong time." Mr Hilder, a 20-year-old Army cadet, plummeted 13,000ft to his death at Hibaldstow Airfield,...
  • Chemical Ali's Palace 'Wrecked By Looters'

    04/03/2003 9:57:26 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 225+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-3-2003 | Vanessa Allen
    Chemical Ali's palace 'wrecked by looters' By Vanessa Allen, PA News, near Basra 03 April 2003 It was a potent symbol of the fall of a corrupt regime – the play palace of Chemical Ali, looted by the people he was sent to govern. A smashed photograph lay in the entrance hall, the faces ripped out but clearly showing Saddam Hussein and one of his generals, perhaps his cousin, the man dubbed Chemical Ali for his atrocities against the Kurds. At the bottom of his once opulent swimming pool lay the proof that this was the general's house – a...
  • Coldest Place In The Universe Unveiled

    02/20/2003 3:02:38 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,614+ views
    Ananova ^ | 2-20-2003
    Coldest place in the universe unveiled Astronomers have released the first photograph of what is believed to be the coldest place in the universe. The Boomerang Nebula, 5,000 light years from Earth, was discovered in 1979 and named in 1980 because ground-based telescopes could only detect a crooked elongated shape. Its temperature is minus 272 C, about one degree above absolute cold, minus 273.15 degrees. The Hubble Telescope took the picture for the European Space Agency and Nasa, who both control the satellite. An ESA official said: "Even the minus 270 degrees C background glow from the Big Bang is...
  • Monks Fight On Roof Of Holiest Place

    07/30/2002 2:40:34 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 239+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-30-2002 | Alan Philips
    Monks fight on roof of holiest place By Alan Philps in Jerusalem (Filed: 30/07/2002) Eleven monks were treated in hospital after a fight broke out for control of the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the traditional site of Jesus's crucifixion, burial and resurrection. An Ethiopian monk nurses his bruises after the clash The fracas involved monks from the Ethiopian Orthodox church and the Coptic church of Egypt, who have been vying for control of the rooftop for centuries. It is not the first time monks have come to blows at Christendom's most holy place, but...