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  • Rhode Island: Muslim student charged with making bomb threat at Roger Williams University

    05/09/2011 12:42:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 5/9/11 | Robert
    Maybe he just didn't like the food. "Bristol police charge Saudi student in bomb threat at RWU," by Donita Naylor in the Providence Journal, May 9 (thanks to Block Ness): BRISTOL, R.I. -- The suspicious person arrested at Roger Williams University on Thursday was a Saudi Arabia man studying English, police said Monday. They had been called to investigate a possible bomb threat. Lt. Steven Contente said Abdulrahman Khalid Althuwayb, 25, asked for food service at the dining center before it opened Thursday morning. A dining supervisor said that Althuwayb was served, and he was asked to come during business...
  • Wind Power Backfires on Rhode Island

    02/22/2011 7:28:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/22/11 | staff
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Deepwater Wind's initial project will raise state and local governments' electric bills by a combined $1.5 million in its first year, according to documents reviewed by the Target 12 Investigators. Municipal electric bills will increase by a total of $1 million while state government's bill will rise by $476,630, according to an estimate commissioned by National Grid from Energy Security Analysis Inc. The cost would rise by 3.5 percent every year for the next two decades. The estimate was included in a document National Grid asked the R.I. Public Utilities Commission to seal from the public...
  • Feds Sue Arizona…But, What About Rhode Island?

    07/07/2010 5:44:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    big government ^ | 7/7/10 | Michael Graham
    Anyway, if enforcing immigration law is a bad thing for local cops to do, as Holder claims, why pick on Arizona? If he’s really upset that the same laws he has taken an oath to enforce might actually get (gulp!) enforced, why isn’t he suing Providence instead of Phoenix? They’ve been doing local immigration enforcement for years now. As The Boston Globe-Democrat reported yesterday, “From Woonsocket to Westerly, the troopers patrolling the nation’s smallest state are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine stops such as speeding, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” Even liberal Providence, where politicians...
  • BROWN POLL FINDINGS INDICATE SUPPORT FOR REPUBLICAN APPROACH..

    02/15/2008 10:21:12 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 60+ views
    http://www.rigop.org ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | http://www.rigop.org
    BROWN POLL FINDINGS INDICATE SUPPORT FOR REPUBLICAN APPROACH TO STATE'S FISCAL PROBLEMS SAYS RIGOP CHAIRMAN WARWICK, RI - The latest Brown University Poll, released 2/11/08, shows there is more support for Governor Carcieri and the Republican approach to addressing the fiscal crisis among the majority of Rhode Islanders despite the claims of the Governor’s critics. The poll found more than half of the respondents would seem to agree with the Governor’s policies on three important themes: reducing the number of state workers and reforming some of their pay and benefit provisions; reducing the amount of time welfare recipients can remain...
  • ACLU blasts Carcieri(RI Governor) record on civil rights

    12/09/2007 5:19:53 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 185+ views
    Journal staff writer ^ | December 5, 2007 | STEVE PEOPLES
    ACLU blasts Carcieri record on civil rights09:05 AM EST on Wednesday, December 5, 2007By STEVE PEOPLES Journal staff writerPROVIDENCE — Governor Carcieri has consistently attacked the civil rights of the state’s most vulnerable residents during the first year of his second term, according to a report released yesterday by the Rhode Island Affiliate, American Civil Liberties Union, which likens the term-limited governor’s recent comments to the “nativist” philosophies of the 18th century. The report, according to Steven Brown, ACLU executive director, was prompted by a string of actions the group deemed a broad attack on underprivileged groups such as...
  • Chafee's Perfect Record on Judicial Filibusters

    09/10/2006 2:49:27 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 26 replies · 609+ views
    Confirm Them ^ | 9-10-06 | Andrew Hyman
    On Tuesday, the GOP primary in Rhode Island pits Sen. Lincoln Chafee against Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey. Whatever else may be said about Chafee, he has been a very reliable vote against obstructionist filibusters of judicial nominees. He's voted for cloture all 25 times (see details below the fold). According to Rasmussen, Chafee has pulled to within two points of Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse in his bid for re-election (i.e. 44% for Whitehouse and 42% for Chafee). Whitehouse previously had a six point lead. But Chafee must first face off against Laffey, on Tuesday. Rasmussen has Whitehouse leading Laffey 58%...
  • RI Senate Poll - Whitehouse +2 over RINO Chafee, +27 over "I'm not a Conservative" Laffey

    09/05/2006 7:46:48 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 35 replies · 1,189+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-3-06 | Scott rasmussen
    September 3, 2006 Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee (R ) has pulled to within two points of challenger Sheldon Whitehouse in his bid for re-election. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll in Rhode Island shows Whitehouse earning support from 44% of voters while Chafee attracts 42% (see crosstabs). Whitehouse had a six point lead last month. Based upon this poll we are shifting the Rhode Island Senate race from “Leans Democrat” to “Toss-Up” in our Senate Balance of Power ratings. Rhode Island is the fifth race in the Toss-Up category. Though he has his sights set on Whitehouse,...
  • Rhode Island senator visits Tal Afar

    01/06/2006 4:46:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 436+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 6, 2006) – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) met with Soldiers from his home state and local Iraqi leaders during a visit to the northwestern Iraqi city of Tal Afar Jan. 4. Reed was hosted by the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Forward Operating Base Sykes. After receiving an operational update from the regiment, the former Army Ranger met with several troopers from his home state. Reed’s visit surprised one of his constituents, Pfc. Christopher Wright, a 20-year-old tank crewman from Ashaway, R.I. “I was pretty surprised when my first sergeant came to...
  • 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!
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • Pentagon Official Is Suspected of Giving Israel Secrets

    08/27/2004 7:52:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,092+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 28, 2004 | JAMES RISEN
    WASHINGTON - The F.B.I. is investigating a Pentagon official on suspicion of passing secrets to Israel, according to government officials. The espionage investigation has focused on an official who works in the office of Douglas Feith, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, officials who have been briefed about the investigation said on Friday. The F.B.I. has gathered evidence that the Pentagon official passed classified policy documents to officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a major pro-Israeli lobbying group, who in turn provided the information to Israeli intelligence, the officials said. The bureau has evidence that the Pentagon official...
  • Band Lawyer Says Nightclub Wanted Pyrotechnics

    02/28/2003 9:27:33 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 152 replies · 887+ views
    new york times ^ | 2/28/03 | PAUL von ZIELBAUER
    WEST WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 27 - A day after the tour manager for the band whose pyrotechnics ignited the fire that killed 96 people at a nightclub here testified before a grand jury, his lawyer said today that the manager had confirmed a week before the performance that the club ``wanted pyrotechnics.'' His comments came as Gov. Donald L. Carcieri reported that the death toll in the Feb. 20 fire was lowered by 1 to 96 after the state medical examiner completed examining all the remains. All the victims have been identified, the governor said. Thomas G. Briody of Providence,...
  • Journal worker kills 2, injures 1

    06/09/2002 5:34:19 AM PDT · by Bowana · 9 replies · 450+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | 06/09/2002 | AMANDA MILKOVITS
    Journal worker kills 2, injures 1 06/09/2002 BY AMANDA MILKOVITS Journal Staff Writer -- An employee of The Providence Journal Co. fatally shot two coworkers, wounded a third, and may have then died in a car fire after a wave of violence yesterday morning that swept from the newspaper's production plant in the city to a suburban neighborhood in Warwick. The police said that Carlos Pacheco, 38, a 20-year employee at The Journal, entered the building at 210 Kinsley Ave. at about 9:30 a.m., and shot a supervisor, Robert Benetti, 38, of Pawtucket. Benetti died. Pacheco then shot and wounded...