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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
  • City of Katowice to honor Ronald Reagan with a monument and a square

    02/09/2007 12:21:57 PM PST · by lizol · 17 replies · 632+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | 09.02.2007
    City of Katowice to honor Ronald Reagan with a monument and a square 09.02.2007 The southern Polish city of Katowice may soon rename its central Freedom Square to Ronald Reagan Freedom Square with a monument of this famous US President in the focal point of the square. A group of hundred local public figures and activists from the former anti-communist opposition in Katowice is petitioning the city authorities for this change. The idea is to symbolize both national and individual freedom, as Ronald Reagan’s contribution to Poland’s independence is undeniable and underestimated, say the proponents of the project. The central...
  • Soviet monument to make way for Reagan [Poland erects statue of RR in Ronald Reagan Freedom Square]

    02/11/2007 12:58:52 AM PST · by XR7 · 34 replies · 1,230+ views
    BREITBART ^ | 2/10/07
    Opponents of Poland's former communist regime reportedly want to pay a posthumous homage to US President Ronald Reagan by erecting his statue in the place of a Soviet-era monument. In an open letter to the mayor of the southwestern city of Katowice, the former anti-regime activists said that the staunchly anti-communist Reagan had been a "symbol of liberty," the Polish news agency PAP reported. As a result, they said, he deserved to become the centrepiece of the city's Freedom Square, replacing a monument to the Soviet troops who drove out the occupying Nazis in 1945. They also said that they...
  • Warsaw to erect statue to Reagan

    09/21/2006 6:08:41 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 29 replies · 617+ views
    BBC ^ | September 21, 2006
    Polish admirers of Ronald Reagan say they will erect a statue of the late US president in Warsaw to thank him for helping to end communist rule. They say the 3.5-metre (10.5ft) stone and bronze statue will stand opposite the US embassy in the Polish capital. "The statue is a way for his legacy to live on," said Janusz Dorosiewicz, a businessman behind the private project. In 1989, Poland became the first nation in Eastern Europe to defeat communism. Reagan died in 2004 at the age of 93. "This is an entirely private initiative undertaken by Poles in Poland,...
  • Warsaw to get statue of ex-president Reagan

    09/18/2006 4:06:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 14 replies · 593+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/18/06 | Reuters
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish admirers of Ronald Reagan plan to raise a statue of the former U.S president in Warsaw, where he is revered for his role in the downfall of communism in Europe. The 3.5-meter (3.8-yard) stone-and-bronze statue will stand across from the U.S. Embassy, the head of the group raising money for the memorial said on Monday. The group includes Poles living in Poland, Canada and the United States. "Reagan was the person who defeated the communists and opened the way for freedom in Poland," Janusz Dorosiewicz said. "The statue is a way for his legacy to live...
  • Poland Plans Ronald Reagan Statue

    09/18/2006 10:37:57 AM PDT · by twinself · 46 replies · 896+ views
    News Max ^ | Monday, Sept. 18 | unknown
    Polish admirers of Ronald Reagan plan to raise a statue of the former U.S president in Warsaw, where he is revered for his role in the downfall of communism in Europe. The 3.5-metre (3.8-yard) stone-and-bronze statue will stand across from the U.S. Embassy, the head of the group raising money for the memorial said on Monday. The group includes Poles living in Poland, Canada and the United States. "Reagan was the person who defeated the communists and opened the way for freedom in Poland," Janusz Dorosiewicz said. "The statue is a way for his legacy to live on." Many Poles...
  • Railroad Chugs Ahead in Support Of GI Employees, Veterans (RR-Toot-TOOT!!!)

    08/31/2006 6:39:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 313+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2006 -- A U.S. railroad freight firm has earned the right to blow its locomotives’ whistles in celebration of Defense Department recognition for superb support of its employees in the National Guard and Reserve. BNSF Railway, with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of 15 U.S. businesses selected to receive the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for 2006. “BNSF is very pleased to have been nominated and selected to receive this award,” said Connie McLendon, BNSF’s military staffing manager. “This is an important distinction that very few companies receive, recognizing outstanding support for our...
  • Club offers affordable weekly condos to DoD ID cardholders

    07/05/2006 5:31:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 410+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Luke Elliott
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 5, 2006) – Department of Defense ID cardholders are eligible for weekly condominium rentals at 3,500 resorts in 80 countries worldwide. Provided by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and sponsored by Resort Condominium International, the Armed Forces Vacation Club offers space-available condominiums for $299 a week. The program gives Soldiers and other DoD workers affordable accommodations in condominiums that would otherwise go empty, according to Verlin Abbott, RCI director of AFVC. While the program provides low-cost accommodations to vacation resorts across the globe, Abbott stressed that the condos are “space available” only. “Don’t expect to go...
  • Terrible Flight Experiences (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Maximus of Texas · 99 replies · 4,139+ views
    On the flight home this morning, I was unfortunate enough to have a bleeder sit next to me. By bleeder, I mean he was invading my space because he was large and his body was spilling over into my seat. I've seen worse cases than what I had today but let's hear your experiences.
  • World War II and the fog of history

    08/05/2005 7:15:07 AM PDT · by twinself · 16 replies · 671+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 5, 2005 | H.D.S. Greenway
    ANNIVERSARIES always bring forth memories, some of them dark and conflicting, and this 60th year since the end of World War II demonstrates that there is no agreed-upon narrative of the 20th century's epic conflagration. We have seen China's violent demonstrations against Japan's teaching of its war history. Even though Japan has apologized many times for its war crimes, it cannot resist whitewashing its World War II past. Contradictory narratives run all through Europe as well. President Bush skillfully navigated the tricky shoals of Russia's commemoration of the ''Great Patriotic War" against Hitler, and the sensibilities of the Baltic States...
  • Memorial Day meditation-(cameo vignettes of heroism; (WWII Pacific, Vietnam, Afghanistan; great!)

    05/30/2005 4:33:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 1,093+ views
    “Memory n. 1. The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience; the ability to remember. 2. An act or instance of remembrance; a recollection… see smer in Appendix.” “smer – to remember. In Germanic murnon, to remember sorrowfully, in Old English murnan, to mourn.” I remember Chuck Meerholz and the day I was supposed to drive. After four months with B Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor; four months of on-the-job-training for a guy trained as an infantrymen, I was being taught to drive our tank. B Company was to participate in a big operation centered on the village of...
  • Breaking News: Colombian-supplied tape reveals up to 100 FARC guerrillas at event in Caracas

    01/22/2005 3:14:44 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 385+ views
    A dialogue between two important members of the FARC (Colombian revolutionary Armed Forces), appears to be among the evidence submitted by the Colombian authorities to the Venezuelan Government according to Colombia’s Radio Caracol. Here is the translation of the only written report I have seen on the issue, which suggests that more than one hundred members of the FARC guerillas were in Caracas in early December for the II People’s Bolivarian Congress, financed and organized by the Chavez Government.. I had talked to two reporters who had mentioned this to me, but said they could not talk about it and...
  • B&B gives soldiers R&R

    12/21/2004 7:15:08 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 405+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-21-04 | Mary Divine
    A week ago, Noel Borden was sleeping in a bunker in Baghdad. On Sunday night, he and his fiancée, Sarah Harmon, slept on a pillow-top bed in a luxurious third-floor suite at the Ann Bean Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Stillwater. They lit a fire, tried out the hot tub and ate a gourmet meal — poached pears with a berry compote and vegetable quiche — for breakfast. Borden, a radio operator in the Minnesota National Guard's Delta 216 unit, is home on a two-week leave, and his St. Croix River Valley getaway was free, compliments of the innkeepers. "It's...
  • Tentative map of California high speed rail route reviewed

    11/10/2004 3:09:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies · 1,638+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/10/04 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - California High Speed Rail Authority officials unveiled a tentative map of routes for the proposed statewide bullet train on Wednesday - a plan that includes a 120-mile, nonstop stretch between Bakersfield and Fresno. That Central Valley section of the line, which was recommended by the authority's staff, bypasses Visalia despite the city's pleas for a stop. The 700-mile system, with 200 mph-plus trains, would cost about $35 billion and carry as many as 68 million passengers a year by 2020. Voters will decide a bond measure in 2006 to pay for part of the project. Construction on...

    11/08/2004 3:55:55 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 152+ views ^ | 2004 | Steven J. Newton
    The old sergeant had been granted leave and it had come as sort of a surprise for the men in his platoon. Even though they had been fighting in Iraq for over a year they had never seen the sarge take leave. “I never even realized sarge had anyone to visit on leave,” one young trooper said. “Yeah, another said, the army is his family. He even has camouflaged blood.”
  • Fly your flag high on the 4th of July (Vanity)

    07/02/2004 9:52:57 AM PDT · by eastforker · 54 replies · 671+ views
    http://Eastforker ^ | 7/2/04 | Eastforker
    It will have been 30 days since the death of RR on the 4th of July. We have mourned him and have shown him respect with our Flags at half-staff. Now on the Fourth of July let us once again raise them to the top and celebrate the birth of this great nation.
  • The Final Answer Will Be Given by the Tanks (barf alert)

    06/21/2004 4:12:09 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 6 replies · 148+ views
    ZMag ^ | 19 June 2004 | Justin Podur
    A few months ago, the commander of the Venezuelan Army, Raul Baduel, described something that worried him (1). Colombia had just purchased 46 AMX-30 battle tanks from Spain. The media claimed the tanks were to fight drug trafficking, but that hardly seemed plausible. Baduel suspected that the tanks were going to end up on the Venezuelan border. This deployment was blandly reported in El Tiempo, Colombia's national newspaper, yesterday (2). The 46 tanks will be part of a new Brigade, especially created, to 'patrol the border'. Four battalions and a Special Forces group form this new Brigade. The tanks are...
  • The Intellectual Origins of Ronald Reagan's Faith

    06/05/2004 7:32:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 261+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/30/04 | Paul Kengor, Ph.D.
    A number of people believed in this book from the very beginning.1 Many in this room fall into that category, but two aren't here. One, who was absolutely crucial, is an editor in New York named Cal Morgan. The biggest problem I had with this book was trying to find a publisher. Cal Morgan saw the book and realized its potential right away. Another person who championed the project from the very beginning was the late B. Kenneth Simon, who really would have wanted to be here today. Ken Simon was the first person to support the project. Ken was...
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...
  • Texas plant guard sticks to story

    01/28/2004 12:40:08 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 269+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2004
    HOMELAND INSECURITYTexas plant guard sticks to storyMan shot near port facility says FBI doesn't believe him Posted: January 28, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 The guard shot at a chemical plant near a Texas port is sticking to his story about a Mideast gunman, but he says the FBI doesn't believe him. The shooting in Freeport at a BASF ammonia depot occurred late Friday night in a muddy lot outside the plant. Robert House was working security when he said he noticed a suspect in a white pickup truck taking pictures of the facility's lights. House says when he confronted the...
  • Iraq Homecoming Tips

    02/09/2004 6:44:50 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 40 replies · 7,312+ views
    Freepmail | Feb. 9, 2004 | FRiend in the USAF
      Iraq Homecoming Tips I'm an NCO in the USAF (deployed to Iraq) and wanted to pass on a few hints for those family members who's soldiers, airmen, marines, seamen will be rotating out of the AOR as the major rotation has started. This time of transition will not be picture perfect or easy for most, as everyone over here changes a bit, as they have to. If you could pass these homecoming tips on, I'd appreciate it. First of all, don't push your loved one for information. If they want to talk about it, they will, if not, they won't....
  • R&R Program funds more travel, fewer flights

    01/10/2004 11:01:44 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 21 replies · 286+ views
    Army News Service ^ | Jan. 9, 2004
      R&R Program funds more travel, fewer flights By Spc. Lorie Jewell WASHINGTON, D.C. (Army News Service, Jan. 9, 2004) – Soldiers coming home on rest and recuperation leave will now have their travel expenses covered to the airport closest to their R&R destination. The policy change came with the Dec. 19 approval to fund the onward travel program by Charles Abell, principal deputy, under secretary of defense for Personnel & Readiness. Congress recommended spending $55 million of the Army’s Operation and Maintenance funds to cover the cost of expanding the program, according to a Department of Defense news...
  • ‘Leaders’ Rest’ Dedicated to Memory of Fallen Iron Soldier

    01/12/2004 8:05:33 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 275+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Jan. 12, 2004
    ‘Leaders’ Rest’ Dedicated to Memory of Fallen Iron Soldierby Spc. Chad D. Wilkerson, 372nd MPAD BAGHDAD, Iraq – Freedom Rest, the U.S. Army’s designated location for troop rest and recuperation in Baghdad, opened a new addition last month. Several Task Force 1st Armored Division brigade and battalion command leadership teams joined Brig. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 1st Armored Division commander, and Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, CJTF-7 commander, for the opening and dedication of the new facility. The building was dedicated to the memory of Pvt. Jonathan Falaniko, son of Command Sgt. Maj. Ioakimo Falaniko, 1st Armored Division’s engineer brigade...
  • Soldiers get special Thanksgiving treat at BWI Airport

    11/28/2003 12:39:06 PM PST · by jackbill · 104 replies · 292+ views
    Annapolis Capital ^ | Nov. 28, 2003 | Associated Press
    Lt. Christian Dietz, on his way to rejoin his unit in Iraq after two weeks R&R with his family in Washington Township, Mich., assumed he would miss Thanksgiving. Lt. Dietz, 26, was walking to buy a sandwich at a fast food restaurant at BWI Airport yesterday when an employee from Southwest Airlines directed him to an employee's lounge. There Lt. Dietz and his fellow soldiers were given plates piled high with generous portions of turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. "This is great," said Lt. Dietz, of the 40th Engineering Battalion, as he worked on his food. "This is the...
  • Contact CBS on Reagan smear

    10/22/2003 7:58:36 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 84 replies · 389+ views
    No phone number, but an address and fax # for the CEO of CBS, Leslie Moonves and a l;ink to the CBS site to leave comments/complaints
  • Delta, Southwest Let Passengers Donate Miles to Soldiers on R&R; Other Airlines Consider Idea

    10/22/2003 7:18:49 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 53 replies · 3,582+ views
    Delta, Southwest Let Passengers Donate Miles to Soldiers on R&R; Other Airlines Consider IdeaBy Wiley Hall Associated Press WriterPublished: Oct 22, 2003 BALTIMORE (AP) - Travelers will have an opportunity to donate some of their frequent-flier rewards to help troops on leave from Iraq reach their hometowns. A congressman whose district includes Baltimore-Washington International Airport started "Operation Hero Miles" and asked airlines to help set up the pool of frequent-flier miles. Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it would participate. Southwest Airlines, the No. 1 carrier at BWI, will let passengers donate tickets earned through the airline's reward system, said Christine...
  • Delta Air Lines Supports United States Military's Rest and Relaxation Program with Discount Fares

    09/27/2003 1:00:05 PM PDT · by boxerblues · 26 replies · 1,739+ views
    Delta Airlines ^ | Sept 26 2003
    Delta Air Lines Supports United States Military's Rest and Relaxation Program with Discount Fares ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2003 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will support the United States military's Operation Iraqi Freedom Rest and Relaxation (R&R) program with special discount fares for soldiers returning home for two weeks of R&R. The special fares are available for travel on Delta, Delta Connection and Delta Shuttle flights. "Delta is proud to help the men and women of our military return home to their friends and family," said Harlan Bennett, Delta's vice president-Revenue Management. From Sept. 27, 2003, until Sept. 15, 2004,...
  • U.S. Central Command Unveils R & R Leave Program

    09/25/2003 1:45:04 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 14 replies · 172+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Sept. 25, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 25, 2003Release Number: 03-09-22 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Central Command Unveils R & R Leave Program In a continuing effort to improve the quality of life and readiness of U.S. service members currently supporting operations in Iraq, the United States Central Command has established a Rest and Recuperation Leave program beginning September 25, 2003. Those service members serving in the Iraqi theater of operations with 12-month orders will be eligible for this program. Service members will have the opportunity...
  • Reuters: Detonators found on Railroad Tracks near Bombay India.

    08/25/2003 9:39:29 AM PDT · by Dog · 78 replies · 283+ views
    Just broke on Fox......looking for hard copy