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  • And don’t forget the ring, bitch

    10/01/2006 2:18:03 AM PDT · by aculeus · 27 replies · 1,430+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | October 1, 2006 | by Will Iredale
    FROM man’s best friend to best man. Dogs are being entrusted with a ceremonial role in their owners’ weddings, with some pampered pets wearing outfits matching the bride and groom. The dogs perform their duties in tuxedos and bow ties, in silk dresses encrusted with costume jewellery, and in bespoke collars made of flowers. Church of England priests have been given the power to include dogs in the wedding service. A spokesman said: “While it would be inappropriate for a dog to replace (the) father of the bride, there would be no sensible grounds for objecting to it taking the...
  • America Reacts To Speech Debunking Media Global Warming Alarmism (Sen Inhofe blasts CNN)

    09/29/2006 7:33:47 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 38 replies · 1,572+ views ^ | 9/28/06
    AMERICA REACTS TO SPEECH DEBUNKING MEDIA GLOBAL WARMING ALARMISM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 28, 2006 SENATOR JAMES INHOFE, CHAIRMAN, SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE SENATE FLOOR SPEECH DELIVERED THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 Contact: Marc Morano (202) 224-5762 ( ) Matt Dempsey ( ) (202) 224-9797 This past Monday, I took to this floor for the eighth time to discuss global warming. My speech focused on the myths surrounding global warming and how our national news media has embarrassed itself with a 100-year documented legacy of coverage on what turned out to be trendy climate science theories. Over the last...

    09/29/2006 6:08:53 AM PDT · by tempe · 187 replies · 5,668+ views ^ | today | Matt Drudge
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  • Dog(pit bull) Credited With Saving Teen From Fire

    09/30/2006 1:43:16 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 93 replies · 2,921+ views ^ | 9 29 06 | Associated Press
    FORT MEYERS, Fla. - A pit bull who was recently adopted by a family after wondering onto a construction site may have saved a teen girl from a house fire on Friday. Jerrica Seals, 17, was already safely out of the house by the time firefighters arrived, the News-Press of Fort Meyers reported. "She called me screaming," said Leticia Vega, 36, the sister of Seals' boyfriend Javier Garcia, 23, who owns the home. "She said the dog woke her up barking, jumped on the bed and bit her on the leg." Seals was taken to the hospital for a checkup,...
  • Calif. sues carmakers over global warming

    09/20/2006 1:11:45 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 190 replies · 5,069+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | September 20, 2006 | Michael Kahn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California sued six of the world's largest automakers over global warming on Wednesday, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have caused billions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit is the first of its kind to seek to hold manufacturers liable for the damages caused by their vehicles' emissions, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer said. It also comes less than a month after California lawmakers adopted the nation's first global warming law mandating a cut in greenhouse gas emissions. An automaker trade group called the global warming move a "nuisance suit." Car manufacturers have also held...
  • Ellis County man ordered to keep quiet during hunting season

    09/21/2006 9:46:01 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 199 replies · 3,019+ views
    An Ellis County man has been ordered by a judge to keep the noise down on his property during deer season after he was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of disrupting hunters. An Ellis County jury found Galen Morris, 38, guilty on Tuesday of violating one count of the state Sportsman's Rights Act. He was found not guilty of a second, similar charge. The judge in the case ordered Morris to make sure his children don't disturb hunters on a neighboring property by playing loud music or driving four-wheelers before noon or after 4 p.m. during deer season, which...
  • Rabbis Rail Against Reversal Of Foie Gras Ban

    09/22/2006 8:31:16 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 767+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 19, 2006
    Just in time for the High Holy Days, a pair of prominent Jewish leaders are putting the City Council's two Jewish aldermen on notice: They risk incurring the wrath of God if they push to repeal Chicago's foie gras ban. "Beyond the Kosher dietary laws, God has told us to do what is 'good and proper in the eyes of God,'" Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Anshe Sholom B'Nail Israel Congregation wrote to Aldermen Burton F. Natarus (42nd Ward) and Bernard Stone (50th Ward). Jana Kohl, former director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, accused Natarus and Stone of...
  • Ad Assignment Goes Awry on

    09/22/2006 9:03:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 761+ views ^ | 9 22 06 | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. - A university student appears to be responsible for an advertising class assignment that went awry when the teacher's pug was threatened to be killed online, the school said. Virginia Commonwealth University had previously said it did not suspect a student was behind the posting on networking site in which someone identifying himself as Jason threatened to kill the pug, Oscar, online this week. The school later traced the postings to a school computer. It refused to identify the suspect because of federal privacy laws regarding students. Mike Lear, an adjunct professor at VCU's Adcenter, last week...
  • Legislation Proposed To Prohibit Mandatory Animal ID

    09/15/2006 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Warhammer · 29 replies · 659+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 15, 2006 | Henry Lamb
    Another rebellion is brewing across the hinterland. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has targeted ranchers, farmers, horse owners, homesteaders, organic gardeners, and chicken-owning grandmas for participation in a new National Animal Identification System. The targets are unhappy, and are organizing to see that the USDA cannot force participation in this new high-tech USDA program. Senator Jim Talent, and Representative Jo Ann Emerson, both from Missouri, have introduced legislation in both chambers that will prohibit the USDA from imposing a "mandatory" animal identification program on livestock owners. The bills will also prohibit the use of federal funds to support any state...
  • US federal judge declares boating illegal in all US navigable waters

    09/15/2006 8:09:05 AM PDT · by AdAstraPerArdua · 352 replies · 10,324+ views
    International Boat Industry ^ | 091406 | IBI Magazine
    In a rather bizarre ruling that has marine industry officials worried, Judge Robert G. James of the United States District Court, Western Division of Louisiana, has said that it is criminal trespass for the American boating public to boat, fish, or hunt on the Mississippi River and other navigable waters in the US. In the case of Normal Parm v. Sheriff Mark Shumate, James ruled that federal law grants exclusive and private control over the waters of the river, outside the main shipping channel, to riparian landowners. The shallows of the navigable waters are no longer open to the public....
  • SHAC Stiff Sentencing Is a Victory for Medical Research

    09/13/2006 12:01:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 612+ views ^ | 9 12 06 | George Goodno
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research today applauds the stiff sentencing imposed against three members of a radical animal-rights activist group, known as SHAC USA. Federal District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson delivered the sentencing against the group and three of its six members – who were convicted last March on all charged counts for their roles in a campaign to terrorize an animal research company and its employees. Judge Thompson stopped short of delivering the maximum punishment available, though she did sentence the SHAC entity to five years of probation plus restitution and assessments...
  • When Big Brother Wants Your "Stuff" (FL Socialists Trample On Property Rights Alert)

    09/12/2006 1:56:42 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 178 replies · 3,425+ views ^ | 09/12/06 | Joseph Farah
    The city of Cooper City, Fla., has given itself the power to seize residents' personal property in times of emergency. Officials deemed this new law necessary because of what is expected to be a busy hurricane season. But don't worry, they say. The law would never be enforced unless there were no other options – presumably meaning that the city could not persuade private citizens to permit the government to borrow, rent or buy their equipment. Think of it as eminent domain for generators, power tools, trucks and anything else local czars determine they need. Not surprisingly, this plan has...
  • Speaking of 'Nuts': Agenda 21, in a nutshell

    09/08/2006 11:55:01 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 31 replies · 890+ views
    Klamath Bucket Brigade ^ | September 2, 2006 | Jim Kirwan
    While this new world of corporate governance/ lobbyists/ privatization of the commons etc; seems difficult to understand (disguised as it is with buzz words – and meaningless jibberish), it’s really not as complex as one might think. After you learn how to ignore the superficial banalities, and get to the meat (if there is any) of the message being given. Most times you’ll hear just fluff and nutter talk – sounds important but isn’t. While we naturally focus upon local issues and concerns such as community development, roads, tons of garbage, forest access, tourism, sportsmen’s rights, lack of snow, no...
  • BetOnSports shuts down service to U.S. gamblers

    08/13/2006 9:36:18 PM PDT · by kms61 · 25 replies · 1,341+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | Aug 13. 2006 | Suzette Parmley
    PHILADELPHIA - BetOnSports PLC, the embattled London-based Internet gambling company that has been charged with fraud and racketeering by U.S. prosecutors, announced Friday that it has shut down its services for gamblers in the United States. On Thursday, the company told its employees that it was shutting down its Costa Rican and Antiguan offices, where it accepted wagers from tens of thousands of customers in the United States, its primary market. The shutdown will result in the elimination of about 800 jobs, the company said in a statement. The case against BetOnSports is being watched closely by the $12 billion...
  • Chicago's Foie Gras Ban Going Into Effect

    08/13/2006 10:05:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 197 replies · 2,553+ views
    AP - AOL ^ | August 13, 2006 | Don Babwin
    These are dangerous times for ducks and geese in Chicago. Chicago is banning foie gras, a duck or goose liver delicacy made by force-feeding the animals. Some say it doesn't hurt the animals; others say it is cruel...
  • (video)Florida Police Behaving Badly(shot unarmed protester in the back and laughed about it

    08/10/2006 9:24:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 297 replies · 5,800+ views ^ | 8 9 06 | Video at link above shows a women holding up a sign protesting the police when one of the police shoots her with a rubber bullet in the back of the leg.She then turns around and gets shot in the forehead(wich can and does kill people) then the video cuts to the police gathering around after the protests and laughing about shooting her and talking about giving out trophys for it
  • Grouse shooting, global warming link

    08/09/2006 4:16:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 33 replies · 567+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 August 2006
    THE British grouse shooting season, which begins this weekend, is contributing to global warming, an ecology specialist told the latest edition of New Scientist magazine today. Adrian Yallop, from Cranfield University in southeast England, said the problem stemmed from increasing demand for the game birds, which is having a serious impact on the environment. Gamekeepers burning vast swathes of moorland vegetation to encourage the growth of heather, a prime habitat for red grouse, threatens to release billions of tonnes of carbon locked in the peat bogs underneath, he said. "In terms of carbon storage, the moors can be thought of...
  • New beer no help to global warming

    08/01/2006 10:50:44 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 45 replies · 870+ views
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Possibly the purest beer in the world has gone on sale in Denmark from a Greenland microbrewery that uses 2,000-year-old water from a melting polar ice cap. The three-employee Greenland Brewhouse began offering samples at a Greenland festival in Copenhagen Monday where the first 17,200 gallons were shipped from the southern Greenland town of Narsaq, 390 miles south of the Arctic Circle, The Scotsman reported. "Today, with all the pollution ... you cannot get cleaner water than melted ice-cap water," said Salik Hard, one of the three partners in the venture. His partners are...
  • Freepers Help! Another Eminent Domain Theft

    07/19/2006 2:14:54 PM PDT · by gentlestrength · 136 replies · 1,475+ views
    Fox News Hannity and Colmes video 7/19 | 7/19/06 | gentlestrength
    The Halper Family's farm in NJ since 1921 is being taken through eminent domain today. Mrs. Halpert says dems and reps make money by having arrangements with developers.
  • Killer Kangaroo and 'Duck of Doom' Fossils Found

    07/12/2006 2:26:18 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 976+ views ^ | 7 12 06 |
    SYDNEY (July 12) - Forget cute, cuddly marsupials. A team of Australian paleontologists say they have found the fossilized remains of a fanged killer kangaroo and what they describe as a "demon duck of doom." A University of New South Wales team said the fearsome fossils were among 20 previously unknown species uncovered at a site in northwest Queensland state. Professor Michael Archer said on Wednesday the remains of a meat-eating kangaroo with wolf-like fangs were found as well as a galloping kangaroo with long forearms that could not hop like a modern kangaroo. "Because they didn't hop, these were...
  • Kansas Libertarians stopped from holding event at nudist camp

    07/08/2006 3:29:00 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 65 replies · 2,727+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 8, 2006 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Libertarians were stopped from holding a fundraiser at a nudist camp in southwest Shawnee County, when sheriff's deputies blocked people from entering. Shawnee County deputies said they were merely enforcing a court order when they stopped people from accessing Lake Edun on Friday. Last year, Shawnee County District Judge Terry Bullock issued a court order banning "commercial or recreational activities" on the property unless the owners get a permit for such events - something the county refuses to provide. But Rob Hodgkinson, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Kansas, said a political party fundraiser isn't a...
  • MD Requires Bird Registrations

    06/26/2006 2:17:08 PM PDT · by pubwvj · 13 replies · 574+ views ^ | 2006-04-21 | Walter Jeffries
    The government is extending NAIS and similar regulations to household pets. Pets are already included in the form of horses, pot bellied pigs, llamas, fish and pet livestock. Some states are expanding the definition beyond the USDA's original list to include dogs, cats and caged pet birds. NY Bill A09775 applies to cats & dogs. PA SB865 applies to any domestic animals. MD HB709) applies to any domestic birds. Read more in this article. RI seeks to spay and neuter all cats. Los Angeles seeks to spay and neuter all dogs. You can bet good money that within a few...
  • EPA to Crack Down on Remodelers' Lead Dust

    06/25/2006 6:28:28 PM PDT · by wjersey · 36 replies · 913+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/25/2006 | Marla Cone
    After a decade of delays and facing a congressional goal to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of adopting a hotly contested rule that tackles one of the last major dangers still posed by lead: the poisonous dust stirred up by remodeling. Although lead paint was banned nearly 30 years ago, homeowners and their contractors can unwittingly create an invisible hazard for millions of children when they renovate their homes and unleash the potent, brain-damaging poison. Now, the EPA has proposed a regulation that would require training and certification of contractors and...
  • Scientists believe world is at its hottest for 2,000 years

    06/22/2006 10:26:18 PM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies · 1,337+ views
    THE world is hotter than it has been for four centuries - and probably the hottest for 2,000 years - the United States' most prestigious scientific organisation said yesterday. In a report to the US Congress, the National Academy of Sciences reported that the "recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia". A panel of top climate scientists told politicians that the Earth is heating up and that "human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming". Their 155-page report said average global surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere rose...

    06/22/2006 9:05:44 PM PDT · by siznartuf · 23 replies · 813+ views
    WEARE, N.H., June 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- An undisclosed New Hampshire town is considering applying the Supreme Court's "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision on those justices who voted for it on the one year anniversary of the ruling. The Lost Liberty Airport is the latest project by Logan Darrow Clements to fight eminent domain abuse. It arrives on the June 23 anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that set loose a wave of home and land seizures across America. A Selectman for the town that is considering the proposal said, "The Supreme Court's Kelo decision was abhorrent. We...
  • Hot Topic [Global Warming Debate point-counterpoint]

    06/21/2006 7:46:18 PM PDT · by Torie · 38 replies · 995+ views
    The New Republic ^ | June 21, 2006 | The Editors
    We have never understood the conservative obsession with "debunking" the science behind global warming. Most conservatives seem rather embarrassed by the anti-evolution wing of their movement that peddles intelligent design. This pseudo-science crowd is for the most part locked in the attic of intellectual conservatism, rarely allowed downstairs to soil the pages of the more respectable journals. But with climate change, it's different. Conservatives have become seized with the idea that global warming is, in the words of Senator Tom Coburn, "a hoax." Populist demagogues like Coburn have integrated the idea of global warming into their more general anti-elite worldview,...
  • Why Liberals Fear Global Warming More The Conservatives Do (Global Warming Baloney Alert)

    06/19/2006 10:13:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies · 4,924+ views ^ | 06/20/06 | Dennis Prager
    Observers of contemporary society will surely have noted that a liberal is far more likely to fear global warming than a conservative. Why is this? After all, if the science is as conclusive as Al Gore, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and virtually every other spokesman of the Left says it is, conservatives are just as likely to be scorched and drowned and otherwise done in by global warming as liberals will. So why aren't non-leftists nearly as exercised as leftists are? Do conservatives handle heat better? Are libertarians better swimmers? Do religious people love their children less? The...
  • 11,000-Year-Old Grain Shakes Up Beliefs On Beginnings Of Agriculture

    06/19/2006 1:04:07 PM PDT · by blam · 90 replies · 2,127+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-18-2006 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    Jun. 18, 2006 0:24 | Updated Jun. 18, 2006 10:4511,000-year-old grain shakes up beliefs on beginnings of agriculture By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Bar-Ilan University researchers have found a cache of 120,000 wild oat and 260,000 wild barley grains at the Gilgal archaeological site near Jericho that date back 11,000 years - providing evidence of cultivation during the Neolithic Period. The research, performed by Drs. Ehud Weiss and Anat Hartmann of BIU's department of Land of Israel studies and Prof. Mordechai Kislev of the faculty of life sciences, appears in the June 16 edition of the prestigious journal Science. It is the...
  • Ashland Rethinks Law After Woman Mows Down Garden in Protest (WI)

    06/18/2006 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 29 replies · 677+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | June 18, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    ASHLAND, WI (AP) -- Pat Morris' garden is mowed but not forgotten. Morris took blades to her garden after a city inspector sent her a letter saying the lawn had grown longer than 10 inches, violating city rules, and had to be cut. Morris then explained the lawn was a garden, not a weed patch, and the city gave her an option of applying for a natural lawn permit for $25. She refused, contending she shouldn't have to pay to grow a garden, and instead mowed the garden and put the city's letter on display in her front yard. "Suggesting...
  • No Lobsters or Crabs at Two Big Grocery Chains (Canada- Thanks Peta!)

    06/17/2006 3:10:21 PM PDT · by fanfan · 95 replies · 969+ views
    CFRA News ^ | Saturday, June 17, 2006 | Jason McIntyre
    Lobsters and crabs aren't on the menu at two major grocery stores. Whole Foods Market, an American natural supermarket chain, is halting live lobster and crab sales. A representative from the store says it's just not humane. The US company joins Safeway in the decision. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an international rights group, applauds the move. Mark Prescott from PETA says the two chains made a smart choice to spare the animals from the cramped and filthy environments. ------------------------------------------------------- This is a report from an Ottawa, Canada radio station. 580 CFRA.
  • Arctic vault to protect world's seeds

    06/01/2006 10:32:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 777+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 31, 2006 | Reuters
    Arctic vault to protect world's seedsFrom correspondents in Oslo May 31, 2006 Global Seed Vault ... in a mountainside on the Norwegian island of Svalbard 1000km from the North Pole. / Eirik Wallem Fossan A FROZEN "Noah's Ark" to safeguard the world's crop seeds from cataclysms will be built on a remote Arctic island off Norway, the Norwegian government said today. Construction of the Global Seed Vault, in a mountainside on the island of Svalbard 1000km from the North Pole, would start in June with completion due in September 2007. "Norway will by this contribute to the global system...
  • A twist on eminent domain: Taking farmland for wetlands

    06/01/2006 5:09:09 PM PDT · by beyondashadow · 43 replies · 1,217+ views
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | Thursday, June 01, 2006 | JOHN WIHBEY
    The state will use eminent domain to seize more than 17 acres of a working farm in Washington Township to offset wetlands lost because of road projects miles away in Sussex County. The township's mayor and county officials have questioned the plan to turn farmland into wetlands and have written letters to the state raising concerns in recent weeks. Department of Transportation officials said they will take parts of Steven Linz's 154-acre Harvestone Farms on East Avenue in Morris County to compensate for destruction of wetlands during four road construction projects in Sussex County. Washington Township Mayor Tracy Tobin said...
  • Resident wages war on terror over radio

    05/14/2005 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Valin · 242+ views
    Greenwich Times ^ | 5/14/05 | Neil Vigdor
    Greenwich resident Steven Simmons says he helps fight the war on terrorism, albeit not on the front lines. His battle is fought over the airwaves rather than in insurgent-infested slums. Simmons, 58, is one of eight civilian members of the Broadcasting Board of Gover-nors, a bipartisan, presidential-appointed and U.S. Senate-confirmed agency that supervises all U.S. nonmilitary broadcasts, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. The agency has a $600 million annual budget and employs 3,200 people, in addition to 1,000 part-time stringers. Most of the agency's employees are journalists and producers, whose many ventures include the 2004 launch of...
  • U.S. Helped to Prepare the Way for Kyrgyzstan's Uprising

    03/29/2005 8:47:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,335+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 30, 2005 | CRAIG S. SMITH
    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, March 29 - Shortly before Kyrgyzstan's recent parliamentary elections, an opposition newspaper ran photographs of a palatial home under construction for the country's deeply unpopular president, Askar Akayev, helping set off widespread outrage and a popular revolt in this poor Central Asian country. The newspaper was the recipient of United States government grants and was printed on an American government-financed printing press operated by Freedom House, an American organization that describes itself as "a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world." In addition to the United States, several European countries - Britain, the Netherlands and Norway...

    11/13/2004 3:19:19 AM PST · by Snapple · 44 replies · 759+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | 11-5-2004 | Liz Fuller
    CHECHEN WARLORD WARNS OF NEW TERRORIST ATTACKS. Since masterminding the hostage-taking in the south Russian town of Budennovsk in the summer of 1995, radical Chechen field commander Shamil Basaev has claimed responsibility for a series of terrorist acts that have claimed hundreds of Russian lives. His ill-fated incursion into Daghestan in August 1999 in the wake of an unsuccessful attempt to sideline Chechen President Aslan Maskahdov served as the rationale for the Russian leadership to launch its second war against Chechnya in October of that year under the pretext of combating terrorism. Yet although Basaev is routinely reviled by leading...
  • The Saddam-9/11 Link Confirmed

    05/11/2004 7:13:09 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 73 replies · 9,171+ views ^ | 5/11/04 | Laurie Mylroie
    The Saddam-9/11 Link Confirmed By Laurie Mylroie | May 11, 2004 Important new information has come from Edward Jay Epstein about Mohammed Atta’s contacts with Iraqi intelligence. The Czechs have long maintained that Atta, leader of the 9/11 hijackers in the United States, met with Ahmed al-Ani, an Iraqi intelligence official, posted to the Iraqi embassy in Prague. As Epstein now reports, Czech authorities have discovered that al-Ani’s appointment calendar shows a scheduled meeting on April 8, 2001 with a "Hamburg student." That is exactly what the Czechs had been saying since shortly after 9/11: Atta, a long-time student...
  • Anti-terror airwaves offensive

    03/01/2004 6:07:01 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 3 replies · 175+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2004 | Donald Lambro
    <p>The United States is waging its war against terrorism on several public fronts, but the least-known is the administration's stepped-up broadcasting activities in the Arab world. The strategy is a simple one: Win the hearts and minds of younger people and you win the long-term war against terrorism.</p>
  • RFE, RIP

    12/05/2003 11:38:30 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 140+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 15, 2003 | Arch Puddington
    Radio Free Europe: mission accomplished.ON NOVEMBER 28, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced a decision that effectively closes down Radio Free Europe. The board eliminated practically all of the historic RFE broadcast services, leaving only a South Slavic service that was added after the end of the Cold War, during the later stages of the Yugoslav conflict. Radio Free Europe was arguably America's most successful venture in what has come to be known as public diplomacy. RFE went on the air in 1950, beaming a pro-democracy, anti-Communist message (first from a transmitter near Frankfurt, later from Munich) to five Soviet...