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  • EPA Says It Will Toss Artifacts from Historic 18th Century Fort into a Landfill

    08/18/2009 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,584+ views ^ | 8/18/09 | Adam Brickley
    ( – Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency restarted a controversial dredging project on the Hudson River, dredgers operated by the General Electric Company dislodged wooden beams that are the last remnants of one of the largest British forts in the American colonies. The EPA now says that the beams are contaminated with potential carcinogens known as PCBs and therefore must be buried in a landfill
  • Packing for school: Guns on campus one year later (without any problems!)

    08/07/2009 2:57:14 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 4 replies · 501+ views
    Report News ^ | 6 AUG 2009
    WICHITA FALLS — One year ago, David Thweatt made a decision so controversial and groundbreaking the story about it sped around the world. The superintendent of the isolated Harrold Independent School District, about 30 miles northwest of here, made history last August when he and his school board decided to allow select teachers and staff members at the 110-student school to carry guns on campus — a first for Texas and the nation. For Thweatt and his board, the decision was pure mathematics. The school, which sits in the middle of a prairie, was too far from law enforcement for...
  • Protection Sought Again For Giant, Spitting Worms

    06/30/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,127+ views
    CBS | AP ^ | 6/30/09
    Conservation Groups Again Seek Endangered Species Protection For Giant, Spitting Worm In Wash. (AP) Fans of the giant Palouse earthworm are once again seeking federal protection for the rare, sweet-smelling species that spits at predators. They filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the worm be protected as an endangered species.
  • Operation Rescue Office Security System Attacked - Police Apathy [?]

    06/29/2009 9:09:55 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 668+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Monday June 29, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday June 29, 2009 Operation Rescue Office Security System Attacked - Group Complains of Police Apathy By Kathleen GilbertWICHITA, Kansas, June 29, 2009 ( - An unidentified man has been caught on video attacking Operation Rescue's headquarters Friday afternoon. The man allegedly disabled one of the building's security cameras and attempted to assault Operation Rescue president Troy Newman before fleeing the scene. (Watch security camera footage of the attack here) Operation Rescue reports that Newman heard a suspicious noise outside his office and observed the suspect through the security cameras attempting to gain access to the roof. Newman rushed outside and...
  • Law Gives Military Renters More Protection Against Foreclosures

    06/11/2009 5:40:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 541+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2009 – President Barack Obama’s latest efforts to look after home renters gives military members additional protection if the homes they rent are foreclosed, a Defense Department official said today. The president’s Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 was signed into law on May 20. The legislation ensures that renters aren’t forced out of their homes if foreclosure occurs and a new landlord takes over. Renters in every state now have more time to find new homes. The new law greatly benefits the military, as the vast majority of active duty servicemembers rent homes throughout...
  • Afghan Public Protection Program Paves Way for Development

    06/04/2009 4:57:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 188+ views
    KABUL, June 4, 2009 – Following months of hard work by the people of Jalrez in Afghanistan’s Wardak province, security has improved to such a degree that development money is pouring into the district. Gov. Mohammad Halim Fidai of Afghanistan’s Wardak province, the Jalrez district sub-governor, members of administrative divisions, contractors and numerous district elders gather for a meeting to discuss future development projects in district, June 3, 2009. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Wardak Gov. Mohammad Halim Fidai joined the Jalrez sub-governor, the president of the Jalrez community council, members from all of the...
  • Roll Call: Allowing guns in national parks measure (passed)

    05/13/2009 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Baladas · 16 replies · 1,209+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05/13/09 | Associated Press staff
    The 67-29 roll call by which the Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment that would allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to support the amendment and a "no" vote was a vote against it. Voting "yes" were 27 Democrats, 39 Republicans and 1 independent. Voting "no" were 27 Democrats, 1 Republican and 1 independent.
  • Mission District rally for immigrant rights

    02/26/2009 7:18:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies · 422+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 26, 2009 | Marisa Lagos
    Mission District rally for immigrant rights Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, February 26, 2009 Several hundred people packed a school auditorium in San Francisco's Mission District on Wednesday evening to decry the city's treatment of immigrants, making their case in front of a panel of city officials that included representatives from the Police Department, mayor's office, school board and Board of Supervisors.
  • Patriot Perspective. Sixty Million Armed Patriots....and Counting

    01/30/2009 10:17:04 AM PST · by o_zarkman44 · 63 replies · 2,233+ views
    Patroit Post | 1/30/2009 | Mark Alexander
    Friday Digest Vol. 09 No. 04 30 January 2009 THE FOUNDATION "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." --Second Amendment, United States Constitution PATRIOT PERSPECTIVE Sixty million armed Patriots ... and counting By Mark Alexander By now, you've probably heard that large sectors of the U.S. economy have collapsed, consumer confidence is at a historic low, Democrats control the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and they're poised to print "bailout and infrastructure" money on the theory of "trickle...
  • The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

    01/29/2009 7:43:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,551+ views
    KUSI-San Diego ^ | John Coleman
    The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming. How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big...
  • Inauguration Is Climax to 2 Years of Increasing Protection Around Obama

    01/17/2009 7:29:01 PM PST · by thecodont · 33 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Washington Post / ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009; Page A17 | By Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post Staff Writer
    As jubilant Democrats nominated Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president in a Denver convention hall in late August, the U.S. Secret Service in Washington placed its largest ever order for bulletproof glass. The service requested about 5 tons of "transparent armor," laminated with four layers of virtually unbreakable plastic to resist chemicals, flames and multiple gunshots. When Obama is sworn in as the nation's 44th president Tuesday, the ballistic shield will provide a final layer of safety in a massive exercise in presidential security, the culmination of two years of a steady ratcheting up of the protection around Obama to...
  • Senate boosts wilderness protection across US (rare Sunday session)

    01/11/2009 2:20:37 PM PST · by shielagolden · 43 replies · 1,498+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01/11/09 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON – In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress. Republicans complained that Democrats did not allow amendments on the massive bill, which calls for the largest expansion of wilderness protection in 25 years. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Democrats said the bill — a holdover from last year — was carefully written and included measures sponsored by both Republicans and...
  • Force Protection Announces $30 Million Force Armor Awards

    12/18/2008 7:05:30 AM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 5 replies · 474+ views
    LADSON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) today announced that Force Protection Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has received two contract awards from Marine Corps Systems Command for 188 Cougar Exterior Ballistic EFP Kits. These add-on armor packages incorporate the company’s proprietary composite armor solution, Force Armor™. These undefinitized contracts carry a combined dollar value not to exceed $30 million with delivery scheduled for late 2008 and early 2009. Michael Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection, Inc., commented, “We are very pleased to receive substantial first orders for this new product. We are proud with our research and...
  • More people packing heat in Florida

    12/09/2008 7:11:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 80 replies · 2,096+ views
    CBS 47 Jacksonville ^ | 12/9/2008 | Mike Aquilia
    Jacksonville - Right now, more than a half million people in Florida have a concealed weapons permit. That's a 50% jump from three years ago, according to the Department of Agriculture. More than 23,000 of those people are in Jacksonville. People you wouldn't even expect to carry guns now feel like they have to. We spoke to two Beaches businessmen, who rallied their friends, and got all of their permits together. Marshall Reddy said, "I don't know if the permit makes me feel safer or not. I think it makes me feel a little more comfortable about what I can...
  • Election Outcome Increases Upstate Gun Sales

    11/10/2008 10:04:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 264+ views ^ | 11/10/2008 |
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Josh and Elizabeth Burrow stopped by Trader's Gun Shop Monday on Wade Hampton Boulevard to buy a new handgun -- and it wasn't for Josh. "With everything going on in the economy and the world," said Elizabeth Burrow, "I'd just like the security of knowing I can protect myself." She was among dozens of people looking to buy a gun at the shop on Wade Hampton Boulevard. The owner of Trader's said some are buying for Christmas or hunting season, but about half of the people are buying because of the recent presidential election. "We're selling weapons...
  • BOTH McCain and Obama Supporters Vote In Favor of Marriage Protection in Florida and California

    This Tuesday, following the Public Advocate national citizens survey on Marriage protection, supporers of both presidential candidates, McCain and Obama, also voted in favor of Marriage Protection initiatives. States where marriage protection measures were approved by voters included California and Florida. Public Advocate of the United States conducted a citizen survey, which is now posted on Youtube, which proves that most citizens favor the national definition of marriage as being ONLY between a man and a woman. Even in New York state, citizens overwhelmingly proved to favor marriage protection. During this year's national debate on marriage protection, Public...
  • Iraqi, American Firefighters Combine Forces for Airfield Protection

    10/31/2008 4:18:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 225+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Brian Davidson, USAF
    NEW AL MUTHANA AIR BASE, Iraq, Oct. 31, 2008 – As senior government leaders hammer out a new Status of Forces Agreement that will set the path for future American and Iraqi military policies, a group of American and Iraqi firefighters have already developed a working relationship that protects people, structures and aircraft here at Baghdad International Airport. Air Force Master Sgt. John Bell, center, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dale Catlett, right, work with Iraqi firefighters on a combined training exercise aimed at developing American and Iraqi cooperation in the event of an aircraft fire. Bell and Catlett...
  • A Strange Case of Justice

    10/07/2008 2:03:14 PM PDT · by drb9 · 16 replies · 887+ views
    Boat/US--Seaworthy ^ | Bob Adriance
    At approximately 9:30 p.m. on April 29, 2006, five friends on a 27’ O’Day were sailing toward their marina on California’s Clear Lake. It was an almost moonless night, very dark, with barely a hint of wind. The sailboat was ghosting through the water when a 385 hp, 24’ Baja Outlaw with three people aboard sped through the darkness and struck the sailboat’s starboard stern quarter. According to forensic experts, the Baja ramped over the sailboat and crushed the cabin bulkhead, leaving prop marks in the deck. Much of the sailboat’s cabin top was torn off and its aluminum mast...
  • Pro-Life Video Levels Obama on Born Alive Infants Protection Act

    09/22/2008 6:12:21 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 16 replies · 710+ views
    This video is making the rounds in a big way from the intial release in the Spring. does contain some images pro-abortionists might not find offensive. Very damning video that levels Senator Barack Obama
  • Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide

    09/07/2008 4:19:12 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 35 replies · 365+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 16, 2008 | Jill Stanek
    Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide Posted: January 16, 2008 1:00 am Eastern By Jill Stanek © 2008 I was intimately involved in the five-year process to pass the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, testifying before committees twice that then-state Sen. Barack Obama sat on. Following are 10 excuses Obama has given through the years for voting "present" and "no" on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, or BAIPA. 10. Babies who survive abortions are not protected by the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Obama, the sole opponent ever to speak against BAIPA, stated on the Illinois...