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  • Suspicious Device Found On Train Tracks In Elizabeth

    09/18/2016 8:44:18 PM PDT · by Revel · 95 replies
    CBS ^ | 9-18-16
    ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A suspicious device was found on the Northeast Corridor train tracks in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Sunday night. The suspicious item was found in the area of North Broad and Westfield Avenue. Area businesses have reportedly been ordered to shut down and evacuate as bomb technicians have a robot checking the suspicious device. A hazmat team has also been requested to the scene. Police are evacuating and securing the area around the train line. Service has been temporarily suspended between Newark Airport and Elizabeth stations in both directions. ....
  • model railroading to life Local club going strong with a world of train layouts inside its door

    09/01/2016 2:42:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 47 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    Attention to detail brings SIERRA VISTA — The precise attention to detail surrounding the room isn’t by accident when you walk into the Cochise & Western Model Railroad Club. All the track, the buildings, the lights and every other scale model carefully in place are there for a reason. The neighborhoods designed from the 1940s and 50s. The personnel responding to a building on fire. The construction worker welding away. Each layout “tells little stories,” said club member Jason Bease. The club has been going strong in Sierra Vista for more than 30 years, most of which have been in...
  • MH370 Mystery: Remembering Malaysia’s Role In 9/11, And In Other Islamic Terror Plots

    03/16/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies ^ | 3/16/14 | Donald Joy
    In January, 2000, Malaysia’s capital was where key members of Al Qaeda held their “Kuala Lumpur summit” to plan the bombing of the USS Cole that October, as well as the later attacks of 9/11/01. In light of this, and other facts pointing to Kuala Lumpur playing host to a hotbed of Islamic terrorists over the years, the baffling mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 provokes renewed scrutiny of Kuala Lumpur in fostering international terrorism to date. In this context, Malaysia’s Islamic government and prevailing majority Mohammedan culture comes across as either grossly incompetent, or even somewhat...
  • Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71

    10/25/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies ^ | October 25, 2014
    Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream, has passed away, his family confirmed the musician's passing on his Facebook page. He was 71. "It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts," the Bruce family wrote. Bruce's publicist added, "He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family." No other details were...
  • I Miss Ronald Reagan (total vanity)

    11/02/2013 7:25:32 PM PDT · by workerbee · 54 replies
    11/2/13 | Me
    I miss Ronald Reagan.I miss having a president that loves this country.I miss having a president who is OF this country!I miss the optimism he inspired, for us and for the world.I miss his humbleness and his humor.I miss his leadership, and his class.Thank you - Rest in peace, Mr. President.
  • Romney Rally at UM Coral Gables FL (many pics)

    10/31/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 11 replies
    What a great day! We were right on the front row. The crowd was capacity probably about 8500 including folks on the floor. Gov Romney did not directly attack Jackarse One since he was in NJ being serviced I meaning touring storm damage with Gov Christie. Lots of great uplifting stuff about America. There was a lot of Reagan in him today. Oh....I got to shake Gov Romney's hand. Awesome day! Pics Follow
  • Must Know Headlines (Oct. 7, 2012)

    10/07/2012 8:09:17 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 4 replies ^ | 7 OCTOBER 2012 |
    Must Know Headlines 10/07/2012 Californians In Shock As Gas Prices Soar Past $5/Gallon To All-Time RecordUS Top Security Official In Libya Says “Unbelievable”That State Dept Decreased Security Despite RequestsElection 2012 Choices: Businessman Who Has Generated Billions (Of Private $)Or President Who Has Wasted Trillions (Of Your $) Anemic Job Growth ContinuesBarack Obama Meet The Economists At Bureau Of Labor Statistics Who Donated To Obama CampaignObama Warns: Don’t “Talk Down” EconomyObama’s Jobs Failure, In One ChartObama Attacking Romney On Oil Subsidy Remarks He Never MadeObama Explains That Awful Debate Performance (Hint: Not His Fault)Obama Policy Encouraging Immigrants To Go On Public...
  • Mitt Romney's October Surprise Is Going To Be Legendary (Ad carpet bombing)

    09/18/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/18/2012 | Walter Hickey
    The thing about the set of leaked videos from a Romney fundraiser that nobody is talking about is this part: The video was taken at a $50,000 per plate fundraiser in Florida. You may not have noticed, but despite the blur there are a lot of plates in front of a lot of people. This is what people are still not grasping about Romney: He's about to open up the money floodgates in a way that Obama can't match. Romney was wildly successful during the primaries — not as a result of his charm and personality — but because he...
  • Team Obama's Plan: Send in the Clown and Run Out the Clock

    08/15/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 10 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    <p>They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.</p> <p>Folks, Where’s it Written We Cannot Lead the World in the 20th Century in Making Automobiles?</p> <p>Today, national discussion is focused on whether or not Joe Should Go, or how Obama can fail to condemn the “Chains” comment and what similar statements Republicans might have uttered. All of this, instead of looking at one simple fact.</p>
  • The Romney-Ryan Ticket Yields The Best Campaign Catchphrase Ever...

    08/11/2012 9:11:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 28 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-11-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I wish I could say I came up with the line, but it's actually from a tweet (here) from Resist Tyranny.
  • World’s Deadliest Golf Course Boasts Land Mines and Man-Bear-Pigs (Korean DMZ Combat Golf)

    04/28/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 28, 2012 | By Lauren Davis
    World’s deadliest golf course boasts land mines and man-bear-pigs Along the DMZ, golf is not a sport for the faint of heart. The golf course at Camp Bonifas, just south of the Korean demilitarized zone, boasts just one hole, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in hazards. Live land mines line the course, and bizarre animals stumble out from the woods. Formerly Camp Kitty Hawk, United Nations Command post Camp Bonifas was renamed in 1986 to honor Captain Arthur G. Bonifas, who had been axe murdered in 1976 during a conflict with North Korea...
  • 30 years ago - President Reagan 1981 Inaugural Address

    12/12/2011 6:08:29 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 6 replies ^ | 1/20/81 | Ronald Reagan
    Just thought I would post this to give a lift to everyone in this time of liberals, RINOs and elitists running for the Big House. I was 17 when RR gave this speech and I remember it well, but please...When did I step through a time machine? 30 freakin years gone in the blink of an eye.. Anyway, what got me is he could be talking about today. It gave me chills, he literally could give the same speech in 2012 and nobody would know the difference - with the exception of maybe the "inflation" term. "Big government is the...
  • Rose Parade float honors Ronald Reagan

    12/27/2010 1:01:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 78 replies · 39+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2010 | Frank C. Girardot
    PASADENA - The centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan's birthday begins New Year's Day, when a float dedicated to the 40th president will make its way down Colorado Boulevard. The 55-foot-long float is designed by Fiesta of Irwindale. It features a 26-foot-high bald eagle and 11 black-and-white photographs of Reagan, which will be decorated with onion seeds, poppy seeds and crushed sweet rice. "President Reagan always believed America's best days were ahead. At a time when many Americans look forward to a New Year with a similar optimism and pride, we at the Reagan Foundation are honored to be invited to...
  • MSNBC: Obama Needs More R&R; Americans Uneasy Over Economy Because We're 'Instant Gratification

    10/25/2010 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/25/10 | Ken Shepherd
    In a segment shortly after 3 p.m. EDT today looking at how much President Obama has aged in the two years since winning the presidential election, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and guest Douglas Brinkley concluded that the commander-in-chief needs to take it easy more often. The MSNBC host and the liberal presidential historian also blamed the amount of stress President Obama faces in office on unrealistic expectations Americans may have about his handling of the economy (emphases mine): DOUGLAS BRINKLEY: The stress factor gets so high on these
  • Johnny Maestro, Crests and Brooklyn Bridge singer, dies at age 70 of cancer - Blow Out The Candles

    05/12/2010 10:20:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,047+ views
    nydailynews ^ | March 25th 2010 | David Hinckley
    Johnny Maestro, who started out singing on the New York subways and a few years later recorded one of the great teen love anthems, "Sixteen Candles," died late Wednesday night in Florida after a battle with cancer. He was 70. A distinctive and highly respected vocalist both among his peers and fans of early rock ‘n' roll, Maestro spent his life in the music business, scoring hits as lead singer of the Crests in the 1950s and then the Brooklyn Bridge a decade later. He continued performing live shows with the Brooklyn Bridge until he was diagnosed several months ago...
  • New R&R facility welcomes weary warriors

    04/05/2010 4:38:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 217+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Britney Bodner, USA
    CAMP VICTORY – The new “Freedom Rest” facility opened here recently where service members in United States Division - Center can escape from the pressures of their deployment and relax when given a four-day pass. Command Sgt. Maj. William Johnson, USD-C and 1st Armored Division command sergeant major, cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the facility, March 30. The Freedom Rest complex consists of two buildings. The first is a three-story guest residence that can house approximately 36 guests, said Maj. Harry Foster, Camp Victory deputy mayor. The second building, a former boathouse, has several amenities on both floors that...
  • He Helps Military Get R&R (Warrior Vacations-help needed)

    12/12/2008 6:26:02 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 2 replies · 506+ views
    Florida Times Union ^ | 11/29/08 | Brandis Jest
    Robert Peters felt guilty. Guilty that he is here while our armed forces risk their lives, worlds away. That's when the idea came to him: Warrior Vacations. Oases of condos line the shores of Amelia Island. Empty condos, including his. Why not loan them out to active military and their families? So, Peters is asking condo owners to donate their property for one or two weeks. The process will be fairly simple one: Fill out a form at and wait to be paired with a condo owner. Peters said soldiers must be active duty, in good standing, be married...
  • Shareholders blast pay of GM chief executive

    06/04/2008 7:09:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies · 121+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2008 | Randall Chase
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- General Motors shareholders blasted the company's chief executive for raking in huge salaries and bonuses while the automaker has struggled financially, but a proposal to give investors a say on executive pay was soundly defeated on Tuesday. Shareholders also defeated a proposal under which at least 75 percent of future stock options and restricted stock awards for senior executives would be tied to the company's performance. John Lauve of Holly, Mich., who sponsored the proposal on performance pay, said GM's market share, stock price and credit rating have decreased in recent years, but management and directors...
  • U.S. soldiers' new Iraq mission: Goin' fishing in Saddam's private lakes

    02/28/2008 8:38:33 AM PST · by girlangler · 40 replies · 176+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 2/28/08 | Darryl E. Owens
    Darryl E. Owens | Sentinel Staff Writer February 28, 2008 Ray Combs thought he'd witnessed the wildest fishing action that the world had to offer. But that was before the Orlando videographer hopped a military cargo plane to Baghdad. There, as Black Hawk helicopters flew overhead, he watched soldiers cast lines into a man-made lake near where Saddam Hussein reputedly kept his harem. "I have been on boats shooting video as an 18-foot hammerhead ate a 200-pound tarpon mere feet away from me," said Combs, 32. "But . . . it doesn't compare to the surreal feeling of watching soldiers...
  • Democrats' bill seeks more rest for troops

    08/12/2007 3:29:55 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 17 replies · 567+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2007 | Staff
    Democrats yesterday touted legislation to guarantee troops time at home between deployments to Iraq. snip The measure would require that regular military units returning from the war receive at least as much time at home as they spent in Iraq. Reserve units would get a home stay three times as long as they spent in the war zone