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  • Anti-gun pol considers concealed carry after home break-in

    08/26/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/26/13 | David Codrea
    Embracing advice from responding police following a home break-in where she hid from intruders, former Michigan State House representative and failed Detroit mayoral candidate Lisa Howze may decide to carry a gun, The Detroit News reported last Wednesday. “The officer told me it’s time to get my CPL license,” Howze told the press. “I had resisted for a long time, saying, no, I’m not getting a gun, I’m not getting a gun. Now I’m not resisting.” Why a concealed carry permit would be useful in a home robbery was left unsaid, so the assumption must be that she intends to...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Man caught boarding plane with weapons

    05/19/2010 1:29:28 PM PDT · by cll · 42 replies · 1,509+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2010 | AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- U.S. authorities have charged a man with attempting to board a flight from Puerto Rico with weapons including a stun gun, a switchblade knife and four box cutters. ~ snip ~ Pol was scheduled to take a JetBlue flight to Boston when he was arrested on Monday. In addition to the knives agents found pepper spray and a flight simulator program in his luggage.
  • Soldiers Train Iraqis in Fuel Tanker Operations

    01/27/2010 3:21:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 201+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Jeffrey Witherspoon, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, Jan. 27, 2010 – Soldiers of the 121st Brigade Support Battalion are training the Iraqi army’s 10th Motorized Transport Regiment to operate the Iraqi unit’s new fuel tankers. Army 1st Sgt. Owen Alexander speaks to senior leaders of the Iraqi army’s 10th Motorized Transport Regiment at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mark Miranda  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Prior to receiving 15 new tankers, officials of the Iraqi unit requested training from the U.S. Army battalion’s logistics training and advisory team. The team serves as a bridge between Iraqi...
  • Airman instructs Kabul's first POL course

    08/14/2009 5:04:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Airman 1st Class Valerie Hosea, USAF
    8/14/2009 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Thirty-three days of technical instruction in petroleum, oil and lubricants doesn't seem like a daunting task. Throw in a language barrier, limited training aids and an incomplete curriculum and anyone might start to question whether or not it will get finished. However, despite the obstacles, Kabul, Afghanistan's first Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants class graduated Aug. 6. The course's instructor, Master Sgt. Tracey Wolfe, a fuels complex instructor assigned to the 364th Training Squadron here, taught his seven Afghan students various subjects including information safety, vehicle inspection, facility inspection, forms and fueling...
  • I got polled

    04/30/2009 5:13:42 PM PDT · by Michigan Bowhunter · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    For the first time in my life today, I was finally polled. Dennis with Gallop in Omaha called and spent 13 minutes on the phone with ime and the entire gist of the polling was if I was happy with my life, my job, the government......and the one thing they mentioned three times was the SWINE FLU Obama is going to use this ginned up health story to dump health care on the USA.
  • Some visit Pol Pot's grave looking for luck

    03/28/2009 6:56:58 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 370+ views
    NLONG VENG, Cambodia – He was one of the greatest mass killers of the 20th century, but that doesn't stop the hopeful from praying at Pol Pot's hillside grave for lucky lottery numbers, job promotions and beautiful brides. Nor does it stop tourists from picking clean the bones and ashes from the Khmer Rouge leader's burial ground in this remote town in northwestern Cambodia. The grave is among a slew of Khmer Rouge landmarks in Anlong Veng, where the movement's guerrillas made their last stand in 1998 just as Pol Pot lay dying. A $1 million tourism master plan is...
  • Palestinian Pol Slain on Eve of Vote

    01/24/2006 9:11:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 404+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/06 | Ali Daraghmeh - ap
    NABLUS, West Bank - Palestinian gunmen linked to the ruling Fatah movement killed one of their party leaders Tuesday, increasing tensions on the eve of parliamentary balloting and raising doubts about a new pledge by armed groups in the West Bank and Gaza to hold their fire during the vote. Opinion polls have shown Fatah and Hamas in a close race ahead of Wednesday's election and both sides have said they might form a coalition government. Candidates were banned from campaigning Tuesday for a cooling-off period before the election. Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas candidate in northern Gaza, said the Islamic...
  • GOP Centrists Promote Guilani [for '08 Prez bid, McCain expected to lead big in new Zogby Poll]

    06/23/2005 7:48:32 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 91 replies · 1,361+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/05 | GeoffEarle
    As Bush's poll numbers sag, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's rise, some congressional Republicans are taking a fresh look at former New York Mayor Rudy Giulaini, a social centrist with national recognition in stature.Guiliani earns near-universal admiration among congressional Republicans--an important constituency in the race for the nomination.But even his biggest boosters cannot say for sure whether a big city mayor who supports abortion rights can win over the social conservatives who hold overwhelming sway within the GOP.The key question according to pollster John Zogby is 'How strong will the Christian conservatives be? Will they be able to block Rudy,...
  • 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!
  • The [Election] Fear Factor

    10/18/2004 8:43:41 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 839+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 18, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    After talking with some left-wing friends this weekend, I realized now more than ever that the question of whether to vote for Bush or Kerry truly boils down to another question, “A war for our lives, or a nuisance to our lifestyle?” The later question was asked on Friday by eminent historian Victor David Hanson. He answers it with honesty and erudition, but leaves out a very important point: the fear factor. Hanson correctly identifies Kerry et al’s penchant for wanting to solve our foreign policy disputes through diplomatic bureaucracy ad nauseum -- e.g., the United Nations. He hints at...
  • Kerry tries to reclaim New Jersey

    06/16/2004 4:02:15 AM PDT · by DM1 · 6 replies · 154+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/16/04 | Charles Hurt
    <p>ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey — one of the Democratic Party's most reliable states in national elections — isn't lining up behind Sen. John Kerry quite the way he and the state's powerful union bosses would like.</p> <p>President Bush lost New Jersey to former Vice President Al Gore by 15 percentage points, a landslide by the standards of the cliff-hanger 2000 election.</p>
  • Cambodian Fury At Pol Pot 'Theme Park'

    09/05/2003 3:31:17 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 335+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-6-2003 | Jan McGirk
    Cambodian fury at Pol Pot 'theme park' By Jan McGirk in Bangkok 06 September 2003 A Cambodian plan to build a theme park in the jungles where Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killed nearly two million people has outraged relatives of the victims of his Killing Fields. Relatives are furious that the government's plan includes building a replica of the house where the former dictator died in bed at the age of 73. Some of his former cronies, including his cook and housekeeper, are to act as tour guides to show visitors around 26 proposed Khmer Rouge historical sites, which will...
  • State Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) sues New York city over gay Harvey Milk HS

    08/14/2003 9:04:24 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 372+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | 08/14/03 | JOE WILLIAMS
    Spending public money to give gay and lesbian teens their own school is illegal segregation and a violation of the city's education rules, said a lawsuit filed yesterday challenging the Harvey Milk High School. "Public funds should not be used to segregate city schools," state Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) said after filing the suit in Manhattan state Supreme Court with conservative legal group Liberty Counsel. The Milk program has existed for 19 years, but the city is spending $3.2 million to renovate 2 Astor Place to expand it into a full-fledged high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and "questioning"...