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  • Immigration ads a problem for campaigns

    08/29/2006 10:21:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 425+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - Capturing the immigration debate in political ads this campaign season — without upsetting Hispanics — is proving tricky for the parties and candidates. An ad criticizing Stephen Laffey, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lincoln Chafee (news, bio, voting record) for the Republican nomination in Rhode Island, set off grumbling in the Latino community. The ad criticized Laffey, mayor of Cranston, for allowing city police to accept ID cards issued by the Mexican government as identification. Chafee's spokesman had no comment about the ad. Laffey's campaign called it an insensitive attack on the mayor's attempt to empathize with "people...
  • (Field) Poll: Most say illegal immigration is 'very serious' problem

    07/27/2006 9:11:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 466+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO The majority of Californians view illegal immigration as a "very serious" problem, although most say they oppose deporting those already living in the United States, according to a new statewide poll released Thursday. The Field Poll showed that 53 percent of voters in the state see illegal immigration as a very serious problem, and another 30 percent see it as somewhat serious. Republicans tended to take a stronger view, with 69 percent seeing it as a very serious problem, compared to 46 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of nonpartisans, according to the survey. An overwhelming majority, 80...
  • Meth still No. 1 drug problem, study finds (bigger than cocaine, marijuana and heroin combined)

    07/18/2006 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 86 replies · 1,588+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/18/06 | SAM HANANEL
    Meth still No. 1 drug problem, study findsBy SAM HANANEL, Associated Press Writer 28 minutes ago A pouch containing crystalized methamphetamine and a homemade pipe are shown March 21, 2006 in Window Rock, Ariz. A survey says Meth abuse continues to fuel an increase in crimes like robbery and assault. (AP Photo/Matt York, FILE) WASHINGTON - Meth abuse continues to fuel an increase in crimes like robbery and assault, straining the workload of local police forces despite a drop in the number of meth lab seizures, according to a survey Tuesday. Nearly half of county law enforcement officials consider methamphetamine...
  • Schwarzenegger ripped as 'part of the problem' (Tom Tancredo attacks California governor...)

    07/04/2006 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 125 replies · 1,689+ views
    WND ^ | July 4, 2006 | Staff
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is "part of the problem" of illegal immigration into the United States. That according to Rep. Tom Tancredo, a fellow Republican, who blasted Schwarzenegger's reluctance to secure the California-Mexico border with additional National Guard troops, despite such a request from President Bush. Appearing on "The Big Story" on the Fox News Channel, the Colorado congressman and author of the just-released book "In Mortal Danger" was asked by host Julie Banderas, "What do you think about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not upholding the president's wishes?" "I'm very disappointed in it, of course," responded Tancredo. "Disappointed in the fact...
  • Field hospital no problem for Bravo Surgical

    06/29/2006 8:28:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 343+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (June 28, 2006) -- When many people think of a field hospital, often scenes from the popular sitcom “M.A.S.H.” come to mind. For the sailors of Bravo Surgical Co., 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, a field hospital is serious business. “We are setting up an mock (Surgical/Shock Trauma Platoon) you would see set up as a quick reaction force,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Whaley, the lead petty officer for Bravo Surgical Co. “This SSTP can provide everything from surgical to basic care and ancillary services such as X-ray and...
  • Fox, in U.S., says walls won't fix problem

    05/23/2006 11:08:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,340+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/06 | Brock Vergakis - ap
    SALT LAKE CITY - Kicking off a four-day, three-state tour, Mexican President Vicente Fox said Tuesday that his nation wants to be part of the solution in the immigration debate, not the problem. "We don't set up walls, and that's not the way you're going to fix this situation," Fox said in Spanish to representatives of groups active in Utah's Mexican community. "It's not with fences that we are going to solve this problem." There were cheers of "Viva Mexico" as Fox shook hands before leaving for an official dinner at the governor's mansion. Earlier in the day, at a...
  • This Is Europe's Problem Too, Says Madrid (Illegal Immigration)

    05/18/2006 6:49:59 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 464+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-19-2006 | Mike Elkin
    This is Europe's problem too, says Madrid By Mike Elkin (Filed: 19/05/2006) Spain has issued its most urgent international appeal for help in coping with illegal immigrants flooding into the Canary Islands. Madrid announced it will dispatch diplomats to several countries in western Africa, where the migrants come from, while a European parliament delegation will arrive next month to assess a problem that the Spaniards say is not just theirs but Europe's. Over 2,000 migrants have reached the Spanish coast this month The calmer seas of early summer have seen a sharp rise in the numbers reaching the holiday islands,...
  • Corps: Foundation Problem in Levees Blamed

    03/10/2006 7:23:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 830+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/06 | Janet McConnaughey - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - A foundation problem — although not the one targeted by earlier studies — caused the 450-foot-long break in a floodwall and levee on New Orleans' western edge when Hurricane Katrina hit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday. A naturally occurring, 20-foot-thick layer of clay that helped support the floodwall was too weak for the job, according to a report by a Corps task force set up to find out why the levees broke. Had the floodwall and levee held, much of the western half of the city would have escaped flooding. Previous analyses by other...
  • Border safety alerts indicate problem - Communication among agencies can be complex

    02/03/2006 4:49:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 288+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 2/3/06 | Mason Stockstill
    In December, the FBI was worried that Border Patrol agents' lives were in danger. But many of those officers never got the memo. Instead, agents say, they first learned of the threat -- that smugglers planned to hire gang members to murder Border Patrol agents -- when a Daily Bulletin reporter called to ask for their opinions. The fact that many officers didn't know about the threat, described in an "Officer Safety Alert" disseminated by the Department of Homeland Security, shows how poor communication among law enforcement agencies can be. The warning is "proof that we're being targeted," said a...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Arnold's dilemma - Forget evidence – many see him as problem

    01/04/2006 9:23:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 463+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/4/06 | Editorial
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will face a hugely difficult problem tomorrow when he delivers his annual State of the State address: the Grand Canyon-sized gap between the lazy conventional wisdom about California's problems and reality. When Schwarzenegger ran during the 2003 recall campaign, his analysis of Sacramento's dysfunction was acute: Gov. Gray Davis and the Democratic-run Legislature had gone on a four-year binge in which spending grew much faster than population and inflation. This binge occurred both during the windfall years of the tech boom and as revenues plunged when the stock market tanked after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Only...
  • The Scribe's Problem ( Britannica vs Wikipedia vs Other Sources )

    12/22/2005 12:08:26 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 9 replies · 564+ views
    Techcentral Station ^ | 12/22/2005 | Tim Worstall
    The Scribe’s Problem I found Robert McHenry’s recent piece (http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=121305E) on the superiority of Britannica over Wikipedia to be fascinating, for I think he’s allowed himself an error of logic that we more usually encounter in economics. It was also a little unkind of the publishing gremlins to schedule his piece the day before Nature came out with that research ( SEE: http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/online-encyclopedias-put-to-the-test/2005/12/14/1134500913345.html) into the relative accuracies of the two approaches. The, umm, research that showed roughly comparable levels of errors in the amateur thing thrown together on the web and the one expensively and carefully produced by multiple levels...
  • CA: State's budget problem real, but would Prop. 76 really fix it?

    10/16/2005 10:09:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 499+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/16/05 | Dan Walters
    Everyone agrees that California has a chronic fiscal problem - five straight years of deficit budgets being graphic proof. The state, which had experienced serious budget problems in the early 1990s, thanks to a severe recession, was recovering nicely until 2000, when then-Gov. Gray Davis and the Legislature blew most of a one-time tax windfall on billions of dollars in tax cuts and new spending. --snip-- The budget crisis eventually cost Democrat Davis his job and propelled Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger into the governorship on his promise to clean up the mess in Sacramento. But while Schwarzenegger has made some incremental...
  • God Causes the Problems -- And all along you thought it was Bush

    09/30/2005 1:09:40 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 10 replies · 640+ views
    TOWARD TRADITION ^ | 9/28/2005 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    God Causes the Problems—And all along you thought it was President Bush Rabbi Daniel Lapin September 28, 2005 Once upon a time in St Louis, there lived a husband who yearned to vacation in Los Angeles while his wife craved a few days in New York. Averaging their desires and finding the midpoint, the couple went to Kansas City. Averaging doesn’t always work. Averaging doesn’t work when you are dealing with two very different things like Los Angeles and New York or like traditional Americans and those of the secular fundamentalist persuasion. Now, in one of the best examples of...
  • Dean’s immigration view too simple for problem (Howie sighting!)

    08/25/2005 2:40:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 594+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/21/05 | Joseph Dolman
    Dean’s immigration view too simple for problem By Joseph Dolman, Newsday Published: Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005 Poor Howard Dean. The Democrats keep looking for their breakout moment. They keep searching for a way to show skeptical Americans they aren’t just hand puppets for a cast of familiar interest groups. They keep struggling to develop some fresh ideas. Yet there was Dean – the party’s national chairman – on “Face the Nation” last Sunday, whiffing away at a fine chance to show Americans a smart Democratic mix of thoughtful policy and savvy politics on the crucial matter of immigration. Host Bob...
  • Herndon (VA) Public Hearing on Illegal Aliens ON-AIR (WMAL-Radio) Tonight!! (LINK HERE)

    08/16/2005 3:13:31 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 9 replies · 1,560+ views
    WMAL Radio (Washington, D.C.) ^ | 16 August 2005 | AmericanInTokyo
    Chris Core, WMAL Radio to Broadcast Live from Herndon, (VA) Town Council Meeting on Day Laborer (Illegal Alien) Shelter.... ..(Tonight), the Herndon Town Council will vote on public funding for a day laborer shelter that would serve a large number of illegal aliens..... 630 WMAL's Chris Core will be there in person to deliver blow-by-blow coverage of what promises to be a contentious meeting..... The Chris Core Show will broadcast live from Herndon Town Hall beginning at 6:00pm (Eastern Time, 3:00 p.m. Pacific). How do you feel about this issue? Come out and make your opinion known, or call...
  • John McCain's Staff in Damage Control Over 'Wedding Crashers'

    07/19/2005 3:45:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 61 replies · 2,052+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | JAMES HIRSEN
    He's a movie star now. Yes, Arizona senator and aspiring presidential candidate John McCain recently made his cinematic debut in this summer's bawdy romantic comedy "Wedding Crashers." The cameo appearance may create a big-screen problem for McCain, though, and it doesn't have anything to do with his Clinton-defending cameo co-star James Carville. It has to do with the flick's thoroughly warranted R rating. In the movie, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn portray divorce mediators who crash weddings and seduce bridal attendants. There's a fast-moving montage in the film, done in the style of a music video, where Vaughn and Wilson's...
  • Muslims in fatal denial of HIV/AIDS

    07/17/2005 10:08:48 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 58 replies · 2,225+ views
    thestandard.com.hk ^ | July 18, 2005 | Laura Kelley and Nicholas Eberstadt
    <p>Few Islamic countries have taken steps to tackle the pandemic as the death toll continues to mount.</p> <p>''I just pray that God ends my life before more symptoms show. I don't want to create problems for my family.''</p> <p>Before his HIV-positive diagnosis in 2001, the Egyptian engineer who spoke these words thought that AIDS was a faraway disease that afflicted only foreigners. He had no idea that the global AIDS pandemic had reached his country. Now he says he would rather kill himself than be rejected along with his family by neighbors and friends, who regard HIV as synonymous with sin and shame.</p>
  • Oil industry hopes to avoid paying for MTBE problem

    06/15/2005 9:36:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 780+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/15/05 | Michael Gardner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – Staring at potential payouts in the billions of dollars, the U.S. oil industry is maneuvering to escape responsibility for cleaning up after MTBE, the now-banned toxic gasoline additive that has seeped into drinking water across the country. If the campaign is successful, critics say taxpayers will be forced to pick up the unpaid bill. Oil producers have attached so much importance to immunity from liability that the issue has taken a place right alongside opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and tax breaks as Congress crafts a broad new energy policy. The House has already approved legislation sponsored...
  • President Bush says global climate change 'serious' problem

    06/07/2005 3:21:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 826+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/07/05
    Bush says global climate change 'serious' problem 34 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said global climate change is a "serious long term" problem and insisted that the United States, which rejected the Kyoto protocol, was leading research into finding solutions. Climate change was one of the key issues to be raised by British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a summit with Bush at the White House. Bush told a press conference afterwards, "I've always said it's a serious long long-term issue that needs to be dealt with, and my administration isn't waiting around to deal...
  • Shattered Mac illusions

    05/27/2005 10:53:28 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 88 replies · 883+ views
    NetworkWorld ^ | 5/23/2005 | By Mark Gibbs
    I have been Macified. After not owning a Macintosh for more than 12 years I finally decided that the undeniable coolness and beauty of the hardware and particularly of OS X meant that it was time to get religion! The beast, which arrived a couple of weeks ago, is a Power Mac G5 with dual 2-GHz processors and 1.5G bytes of RAM running OS X Tiger. What a gorgeous piece of engineering! It is an elegant design even under the hood: When you need to take off the side to, for example, add extra RAM, one latch frees the panel....
  • Amazon.com's Koran Desecration Problem

    05/20/2005 7:47:34 AM PDT · by forty_years · 63 replies · 1,731+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | May 20, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    As the Koran-flushing-in-Cuba episode becomes old news, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has helpfully found a way to keep Koran desecration in the public eye. It does so – and I draw on MPAC's two press releases (here and here), plus reports from the Associated Press and Los Angeles Times – by promoting the story of one Azza Basarudin, who bought a copy of the Koran, Oxford University Press edition.A doctoral candidate at the University of California at Los Angeles specializing in Middle East studies, Basarudin ordered the volume in early May from Bellwether Books, a used book store...
  • CA: The problem is spending

    05/16/2005 12:56:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 357+ views
    SF Examiner ^ | 5/15/05 | Op/Ed
    This summer's Sacramento budget debate will be more like a return to the old days of 2000. Instead of agonizing over multibillion-dollar cuts, as has been the featured event of recent years, this time legislators and the governor will be debating how to spend $4 billion in unexpected revenues. Typically in the past, state politicians would swarm over any surprise windfall like sharks in a feeding frenzy. One-time revenue growth would be carved up by the Legislature as if budget cash flow would never decrease again. This destructive mistake cannot be allowed to happen again. Our first look at the...
  • Stop the Presses - (John Corzine(D) says print more paper money to fix Soc. Sec. problem!)

    04/12/2005 9:07:08 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 1,215+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE.COM ^ | APRIL 12, 2005 | DeROY MURDOCK
    President George W. Bush traveled April 5 to Parkersburg, West Virginia to visit the so-called Social Security Trust Fund: a filing cabinet filled with paper. "There is no trust fund — just IOUs," backed by no economic assets whatsoever, Bush noted. Senator Jon Corzine (D., N.J.) called the president's remarks misleading. In a conference call with journalists, Corzine said: "U.S. Treasury securities have the ability to be paid under any circumstances based on the ability of the government to print money." While Corzine's press secretary denies this comment was a concrete proposal, at this writing, the senator proudly highlights this...
  • CA: The Black and Hispanic Graduation Problem

    03/31/2005 8:45:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 701+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 3/31/05 | Lance T. Izumi
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell and state education officials are wiping egg off their faces. O’Connell’s Department of Education has claimed that 87 percent of California high school students graduated in 2002. A recent Harvard study, however, finds that only 71 percent of California high schoolers graduated in that year. It also reports that only about six out of 10 black and Hispanic high-school students received their diploma. Faced with the Harvard data, state education officials have admitted that their statistical methodology is flawed, relying on undependable data from local schools. The Harvard study says that because of...
  • CA: Runaway budgets - State has spending problem, not tax problem

    03/31/2005 8:27:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 460+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/31/05 | Op/Ed
    For the fiscal year that will begin on July 1, state budget revenues are projected to increase by 6.8 percent, or more than $5 billion. This healthy growth in tax receipts is due to California's strong economy, which now is humming along very nicely following the anemic years of 2001-2004. Why, then, is Sacramento staring once again at a huge budget shortfall of $5 billion to $10 billion? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offers a succinct explanation. "We have $83 billion in revenues coming in. That is $5 billion more than last year, which is terrific news," the governor says. "But the...
  • Listen to the Iraqis

    01/08/2005 3:22:00 PM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 723+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | January 8, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    http://netwmd.com/articles/article849.html Baghdad, Iraq — Half past ten in the morning on Monday, January 3, an Iraqi National Guard unit, escorted by a dozen uniformed U.S. military, pulled up to Abdul Karim Muhammadawi's headquarters in the Hay al-Jamiah section of Baghdad. Muhammadawi, known to the Iraqis as Abu Hatem, is renowned among Iraqi Shia as "the Robin Hood of the marshes." Hailing from al-Amarah, during Saddam's rule, he led a persistent Shia resistance which harried local Baathist commanders and protected political opposition. A member of the now-defunct governing council, he has since joined the Iraqi National Alliance (al-Ittilaf al-Watani al-Iraqi), the...
  • If You Suspect You Might Have A Drinking Problem (An Open Letter)

    12/11/2004 5:37:20 AM PST · by RobFromGa · 518 replies · 17,088+ views
    RobFromGa | December 11, 2004 | RobFromGa
    To Any Person Who Suspects They May Have a Drinking Problem, I have written this to describe my experiences of the past 14 months as I have worked to resolve my drinking problem. Everyone is different and I do not propose to be an expert on this topic, but I have my own personal experience and I am sharing it in the hope that it might help someone else to solve this problem and change their life. I have now been sober for 14 months without a drop of alcohol. This is not a long time as compared to over...
  • 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!
  • O'Reilly really is biased

    12/03/2004 9:48:02 AM PST · by Canuckistan · 21 replies · 780+ views
    I was just thinking about the Jeremy Glick episode. O'Reilly may be moderate politically, but that doesn't mean unbiased these days. His problem is that he isn't neutral when it comes to the United States. He is pro-American. To the left, that's biased.
  • Plane that was supposed to carry former president crashes

    11/22/2004 10:33:17 AM PST · by Quilla · 119 replies · 4,290+ views
    ABC13 via Drudge ^ | November 22, 2004 | None cited
    A private plane crashed near Houston's Hobby Airport Monday. And it was a plane that was coming to Houston to transport former President Bush to a conference in Equador. The plane went down Monday morning near Highway 288 and Beltway 8. Former President Bush suspendeded his trip to Ecuador because of the crash. A conference organizer says the plane should have flown the ex-president from Houston. Houston District Fire Chief Jack Williams said that the twin-engine Gulfstream jet arriving from Dallas Love Field apparently clipped a tall light tower at a Beltway 8 toll plaza, shearing off a wing. He...
  • [Theo van Gogh and] "Education By Murder" in Holland

    11/16/2004 11:23:33 AM PST · by stevejackson · 19 replies · 939+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 16, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Holland: Portent of Things to Come? and Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism."Education by murder" describes the slow and painful way people wake up to the problem of radical Islam. It took 3,000 deaths to wake up Americans, or at least to wake up the half of them who are conservative. Likewise, it took hundreds of deaths in the Bali explosion to semi-wake up Australians; it took the Madrid assault for Spaniards, and the Beslan atrocity for Russians. Twelve workers beheaded in Iraq awoke the Nepalese.But it took just one death...
  • The media's trust problem

    09/29/2004 7:13:17 PM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 8 replies · 422+ views
    TownHall ^ | 29-September-2004 | Cal Thomas
    The media's trust problemCal Thomas (archive)  September 29, 2004 | Print | Send "The traditional media in this country is in tune with the elite, not the people." - Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, News Corporation, in the Sept. 26 Wall Street Journal.That sums up the public perception of the definers and disseminators of what is called "news" in this country. The media perform mostly for themselves and their elite friends, not the people they presume to serve. This attitude is responsible for the loss of viewers and readers. The media appear willing to go down with the ship, rather than...
  • Iran Poses Vexing Problems for U.S.

    08/31/2004 11:45:08 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 522+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Aug 31, 2004 | KEN GUGGENHEIM
    WASHINGTON - Iran, a country that has bedeviled the United States for decades, could prove to be the biggest foreign policy challenge facing whoever is the next president. The messy Iraq war and a spy scandal linking Pentagon and Israeli officials could complicate U.S. hopes of halting Iran's nuclear ambitions. Both President Bush and Democratic nominee John Kerry say they want to use diplomacy — although with different approaches — to prevent what could be a nightmare scenario for the United States: a nuclear-armed, hostile Islamic state in the volatile Middle East. But the United States' ability to sound an...
  • Kerry's Cambodian Problem

    08/29/2004 10:07:57 PM PDT · by risk · 28 replies · 1,067+ views
    LGF ^ | 8/16/04 | Michael Kranish
    The Christmas Eve truce of 1968 was three minutes old when mortar fire exploded around John Forbes Kerry and his five-man crew on a 50-foot aluminum boat near Cambodia. “Where is the enemy?” a crewmate shouted. In the distance, an elderly man was tending his water buffalo — and serving as human cover for a dozen Viet Cong manning a machine-gun nest. “Open fire; let’s take ‘em,” Kerry ordered, according to his second-in-command, James Wasser of Illinois. Wasser blasted away with his M-60, hitting the old man, who slumped into the water, presumably dead. With a clear path to the...
  • The Problem With Bashing The Rich

    08/02/2004 9:07:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 580+ views
    CBS News ^ | 7/02/04 | Bruce Bartlett
    The Problem With Bashing The Rich August 2, 2004 The clear implication of the Democrats' message is that the rest of us would somehow be better off if the rich were worse off ... they've already received their wish. Why are they still complaining? (National Review Online) This column from National Review Online was written by Bruce Bartlett. A key theme of the Kerry- Edwards campaign is "us-versus-them," where "us" includes the poor and middle class and "them" indicates the greedy rich. Edwards famously characterized this dichotomy as "two Americas" during his run for the Democratic nomination. The clear implication...
  • Problem - www.freerepublic.com - Takes me to Front Page News

    04/14/2004 6:14:08 PM PDT · by gswilder · 58 replies · 223+ views
    None ^ | 4/14/2004 | Greg Wilder
    Within the last couple of days, when I goto WWW.FREEREPUBLIC.COM, it takes me to Front Page News instead of the home page. Now I have to goto WWW.FREEREPUBLIC.COM/HOME.HTM to get to the home page. It is doing this on 3 different PC's at home and work. Does anyone know what is happening? I looked at my profile/account to see if there was some setting there that could be redirecting me there. Thanks in advance...
  • "Kerry's Daisy" CARTOON by Linda Eddy with story by Roger Hughes

    04/05/2004 12:44:27 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 39 replies · 331+ views
    Daisy is stalking Kerry a spoof by Roger Wm. Hughes Sen. John Kerry has been plagued by an insidious problem since his vacation. The Secret Service has tried to keep it quiet, but now the truth is coming out. The incident of the Secret Service agent running into Kerry was no accident. The agent was actually trying to tackle a daisy, which had suddenly shown up after Kerry bought a new ski coat. The daisy appeared to be attacking, uhm, the Senator’s private parts. There is a rumor that this is why Kerry has not been a forceful candidate....
  • "Boston - I think we've identified the problem..."

    03/23/2004 7:35:55 PM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 17 replies · 199+ views
  • NE must tackle problem of a worsening climate (Regional warming alert!)

    03/15/2004 4:24:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 223+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 3/15/04 | Barrett N. Rock
    <p>THIS WINTER has been a strange one -- periods of extreme cold followed by unseasonable warmth. While some may consider this a "good old fashioned winter," it bears little resemblance to those of the 1950s or '60s. Scientists and policymakers alike are concerned that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are having an increasingly significant impact on our regional and global climate.</p>
  • Program targets growing problem of (40,000) abandoned mobile homes

    01/05/2004 4:46:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,159+ views
    Program targets growing problem of abandoned mobile homes The Associated Press Jan 4, 2004 : 10:14 pm ET RALEIGH, N.C. -- Local officials have asked the mobile home industry to help devise ways to remove abandoned single-wides, a growing eyesore they say can hurt efforts to attract jobs. The N.C. Association of County Commissioners estimates that 40,000 derelict mobile homes lurk in the state's woods and fields. Unlike old tobacco barns that also dot rural North Carolina, single-wides lack rustic charm. "This is an economic development issue," said Paul Meyer, assistant general counsel for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners....
  • City to spend $2 million on condom problem to stop condoms from floating into Lake Michigan.

    10/22/2003 6:54:00 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 111+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/21/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- Milwaukee will spend $2 million on a filtering system at a wastewater treatment plant in an effort to stop condoms from floating into Lake Michigan.</p> <p>The issue drew attention in June when a fisherman said he saw hundreds of spent condoms in the Milwaukee harbor, prompting the state attorney general to threaten to prosecute the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Commission over the problem.</p>
  • Arafat is the problem

    09/08/2003 10:08:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 207+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | September 08 2003
    Who is to blame for the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian prime minister? The question has been obscured by a smokescreen of recriminations and threats, but the answer is clear enough. Mr Abbas (better known by his nom de guerre, Abu Mazen) was forced to relinquish the post that was created for him only 100 days ago by the man he was intended to replace: Yasser Arafat. The latter's brutal methods were symbolised by the masked thugs who tried to batter down the door of the Palestinian legislative council on Thursday while the prime minister was speaking. By refusing...
  • Pint-Size Pounds --- How to Prevent America's Growing Problem — Childhood Obesity

    07/30/2003 7:14:57 AM PDT · by bedolido · 73 replies · 1,189+ views
    ABC News ^ | 07/30/03 | Daniel Ling
    Once again, the ranks of overweight children are on the rise.According to the latest report from the National Institutes of Health, although almost every indicator of adolescent health has improved over the last 10 years, America's youth continue to get heavier — to the tune of an estimated 9 million overweight children. What can you do about this junior obesity crisis? Here's a countdown of the top 10 tips from experts on how to prevent your child from putting on too many pounds. 10. A Healthy Beginning The key to getting through the day is to start off on the...
  • ‘Emotionally Fragile’ Friend of Kobe Bryant’s Accuser Says Alleged Victim Had Emotional Problem

    07/14/2003 10:32:41 AM PDT · by bedolido · 61 replies · 1,269+ views
    ABC News ^ | 07/14/03 | Staff Writer
    E A G L E, Colo., July 14— The nation knows basketball player Kobe Bryant's accuser only as a namless 19 year-old hotel worker, but her hometown friend says everyone in the small town of Eagle, Colo., knows exactly who she is and what she has been through. Starlene Bray, a friend of the alleged victim, says the young woman is upset over a media stakeout outside her home and reports of emotional difficulties she's recently suffered. "She's kind of in hiding right now," said Starlene Bray on ABCNEWS' Good Morning America. "She's been back and forth from Denver, kind...
  • One killed, one wounded in gunfight behind home

    06/26/2003 2:19:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 205+ views
    houston chronicle ^ | houston chronicle
    A west Houston man preparing to leave on a fishing trip was wounded in a gunfight that killed an unidentified assailant, police said. Marco Antonio Carillo, 21, was in good condition at Ben Taub Hospital on Wednesday after he was shot behind his home in the 5100 block of Eigel near Reinerman about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. "He stepped outside to put some equipment in his truck and noticed a suspicious vehicle circling the neighborhood," said homicide Detective Kevin Carr. An man dressed in black, who may have been riding in the suspicious Jeep Cherokee, attacked Carillo as he was about...
  • Israel Palestine Arab refugee problem

    05/27/2003 3:20:48 AM PDT · by freedom9 · 2 replies · 417+ views
    Sept 1958 | Leon Uris
    The most publicized afterevent of the war of liberation has been the Palestine Arab refugee problem. It has become the most potent political weapon in the Arab arsenal. The Arabs have gone to great lengths to describe the plight of these war victims and to keep the refugee camps as working models to demonstrate to the world Jewish cruelty. Indeed, those who visit these wretched souls are certain to be touched by their plight. The Arabs would have the world believe that the Palestine Arab refugee is unique. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every war man has waged...
  • Wolfowitz thinks Turkey has an 'attitude' problem (There's that word again > > > TURKEY!)

    05/08/2003 9:26:08 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 13 replies · 210+ views
    The World Tribune ^ | 7 May, 2003
    Wolfowitz thinks Turkey has an 'attitude' problem SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMThursday, May 8, 2003 ANKARA — Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz is looking for a change in relations between the United States and Turkey. And he has made clear that the Bush administration is not pleased by Ankara's warming relations with Iran and Syria. "I'd like to see a different sort of attitude [on Ankara's part] than I have yet detected," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told the private Turkish CNN-Turk television on Monday. "Maybe it's there, I haven't been to Turkey in a while." "Let's have a Turkey...
  • NASA found wing problem on Discovery

    04/14/2003 8:35:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 247+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 4/14/03 | Ted Bridis - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON - Almost two years before the Columbia disaster, NASA inspectors discovered a serious weakening of a shuttle's protective left-wing panel and ordered a fleetwide inspection out of fear the problem would turn up in other shuttles, internal space agency documents show.</p>
  • CA: Analyst Faults Funding For Davis' Budget Program

    02/19/2003 3:24:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 181+ views
    TheKCRAChannel.com ^ | 2/19/03 | AP - Scaramento
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Legislature's budget analyst says Gov. Gray Davis' plan to raise $8.3 billion in income, sales and tobacco taxes wouldn't adequately fund his proposal to shift billions of dollars in state programs to local governments. Analyst Elizabeth Hill says the taxes sought by the governor would grow at a somewhat lower rate than the programs local governments would administer. Davis is proposing to shift several state programs, including mental health and substance abuse, child care, long-term care and court security programs, to local governments to save more than $8 billion. Davis wants to raise the sales tax...