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  • A day in the life of Joe Middle Class Republican

    11/09/2005 4:51:21 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 51 replies · 1,249+ views
    TvNewsLies ^ | July 2004 | John Gray
    Joe gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised. All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Joe’s...
  • Idaho Falls native keeps convoys safe in Iraq

    10/26/2005 4:53:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 319+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    HADITHA DAM, Iraq (Oct. 26, 2005) -- Traveling on the roads in Iraq can be dangerous as insurgents continue placing roadside bombs and targeting Marines and civilians. On the road everyday, helping keep many of the convoys for 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment safe, is Idaho Falls, Idaho, native Cpl. Christopher L. Carney. The convoy security element commander with the battalion’s motor transport section is seen on nearly every convoy above the first vehicle in the gunner’s seat. Being the first vehicle in the convoy helps him see what lies ahead of the convoy and be the first line of...
  • Terrorist Safe House Destroyed; Police Station Attack Thwarted

    10/21/2005 6:06:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 389+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 21,2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2005 – Coalition forces detained five terrorists and seized a large weapons cache today when they raided a suspected al Qaeda safe house northwest of Qaim, Iraq, military officials reported. The cache consisted of weapons, ammunition, mortars and bomb-making materials, officials said. Intelligence sources and tips from local citizens led coalition forces to the location. Coalition aircraft, using precision guided munitions, destroyed the safe house and weapons cache after coalition forces left the scene. Elsewhere in Iraq, Iraqi police and coalition forces stopped short a coordinated attack on the Khalis Iraqi police station Oct. 20, in Diyala....
  • Winged Man Must Fly From Pasargadae To Safe Haven

    10/17/2005 4:52:39 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 450+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 10-17-2005
    Winged Man must fly from Pasargadae to safe haven Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN -- Experts have recently said that the Winged Man of Pasargadae stone bas-relief should be transferred to a museum in order to prevent it from being damaged by the elements, the director of the Pasargadae Research Base announced on Sunday. “Our experts have made efforts to restore and protect the unique bas-relief over the years, and if you compare it with the photos taken of the monument in 1963, you will acknowledge that the monument is in better condition. But we have to transfer it to...
  • Iraqi, American Troops Work Together to Ensure Safe Election

    10/14/2005 6:08:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 218+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2005 – American and Iraqi troops in Taji, Iraq, are working together to ensure a safe environment for Iraqis to vote in the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum. About 3,500 American soldiers with 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and 2,100 Iraqi soldiers with 1st Mechanized Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division, are working to keep insurgents from interfering with the scheduled nationwide election, the two units' commanders said in Taji today. Security measures being put into place include stopping all vehicle traffic during polling hours to prevent car bombings, increasing military missions in the area, and freeing Iraqi army...
  • Paratroopers detain Taliban leaders, destroy enemy safe houses

    10/13/2005 4:17:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 816+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 12, 2005 | Spc. Mike Pryor
    MIANASHIN, Afghanistan (Army News Service, Oct. 12, 2005)--Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, along with Afghan National Army troops, were conducting an operation in the Mianashin region north of Kandahar in early October when an airdrop of supplies fell short of its mark. Water bottles and boxes of food were strewn for hundreds of yards across the mountain and paratroopers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment spent the afternoon carrying boxes down from the ridgeline, but there were still several large loads that needed to be transported. With daylight rapidly disappearing, A Company seemed to have run...
  • Iraqis Will Have Safe Environment for Referendum, General Says

    10/06/2005 4:44:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 222+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 6, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2005 – Coalition and Iraqi security forces are committed to providing a secure environment for Iraqis to participate in the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum, and they have the abilities to do so, a military spokesman in Baghdad said today. In a news briefing, Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said officials predict significant acts of violence between now and the referendum, but that coalition and Iraqi forces are prepared to combat them. "We are poised and ready for a safe and secure environment for the people of Iraq for the conduct of...
  • Afghans, Coalition Provide Safe Environment for Voters

    09/19/2005 5:34:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 247+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2005 – For the third straight day, Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and coalition forces stymied enemy efforts to disrupt elections, as Afghan voters filled the more than 6,100 polling stations in every province today, military officials in the Afghan capital of Kabul reported. Afghan National Police, ANA and coalition forces detained three suspected enemy fighters in Wardak and Ghanzi provinces; discovered and destroyed at least six improvised explosive devices in Khost, Kunar and Paktika provinces; fought off direct enemy attacks in Khost, Nangarhar and Paktika provinces; and discovered a weapons cache near the forward operating...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Keeping Sadr Streets Safe

    08/24/2005 10:08:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 630+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 24, 2005 | Army Spc. Ben Brody
    Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Keeping Sadr Streets Safe Travelling through the streets and alleys of Sadr City, U.S. troops search for signs of terrorist groups, and get acquainted with the neighborhoods. By U.S. Army Spc. Ben Brody 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs SADR CITY, Iraq, Aug. 24, 2005 - U.S. and Iraqi Army soldiers now patrol Sadr City, and the result is safer streets in what was once a hotly-contested area. After a change in their area of operations, troops from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division got to know their new...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers keep Sadr streets safe

    08/12/2005 6:00:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 12, 2005 | Spc. Ben Brody
    SADR CITY, Iraq (Army News Service, Aug. 12, 2005) – Patrols by U.S. and Iraqi Army Soldiers have resulted in safer streets for the citizens of Sadr City. The once hotly-contested area is now patrolled by troops from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. On July 28 the Soldiers performed a neighborhood patrol designed to allow the Soldiers to become acquainted with their new neighborhood. “It’s a lot of work, getting to know a new sector – we gather intel on terrorist operations, assess how receptive the locals are to our presence and...
  • With Russian (Sub) Crew Safe, The Hunt Begins For A Scapegoat

    08/08/2005 5:36:57 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 686+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-9-2005 | Nick Allen
    With Russian crew safe, the hunt begins for a scapegoat By Nick Allen in Moscow (Filed: 09/08/2005) The crew of the Russian mini-submarine rescued by a British team in the Pacific had six hours of oxygen left and were down to four gulps of water a day. They wrote farewell letters to their families as they waited in the cold, 625 feet beneath the waves, for someone to come to their aid, it emerged yesterday. The crew of the AS-28 Priz mini-submarine yesterday The seven sailors of the AS-28 vessel, who were cut free from fishing nets by a British...
  • Canada-U.S. immigration pact a 'silent killer,' refugee group says

    08/05/2005 2:31:10 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 12 replies · 582+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Friday, August 5, 2005 | By JIM BRONSKILL
    OTTAWA -- A sharp drop in the number of refugee claimants arriving in Canada this year is the result of a new pact with the United States that's turning out to be a "silent killer," a national refugee group says. The Canadian Council for Refugees issued a report yesterday urging the federal government to tear up the so-called safe third country agreement, saying it is having "a devastating effect on the ability of refugees to find protection." The Immigration Department insists that the agreement has been a success and that Canada's commitment to protecting refugees has not wavered. Under the...
  • Nonviolence event hit by deadly gunfire

    06/28/2005 3:36:33 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 31 replies · 791+ views
    sun herald ^ | 6-27-05 | AP
    SHREVEPORT, La. - It was billed as "Super Safe Sunday," a concert to promote nonviolence, but as people were leaving, gunfire erupted, killing one and wounding four others. The shootings happened around 9:40 p.m. near the entrance to the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, where the rap concert, which drew an estimated 5,000 people, took place. The event was closing when someone in a group of people walking away from the fairgrounds threw a bottle at a passing car. Witnesses told police that three of four occupants of the car got guns from the trunk and began shooting, sending people diving and...
  • CA: Parts of Tejon Ranch safe from development

    05/24/2005 9:38:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 647+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/24/05 | Bob Christie
    Tejon Ranch and its conservation partner, The Trust for Public Land, have figured out which 100,000 acres of the ranch's 270,000 acres will be carved out into a preserve. If the deal goes through, some of Tejon's majestic peaks and canyons in the Tehachapi Mountains could forever be saved from development. A step is being taken in that direction today, though an actual deal is much further away. The majority of the land is in the southeastern portion of the Tehachapis. There's also a swath next to Interstate 5 intended to connect the future preserve with the Wind Wolves Preserve...
  • The nuclear Option

    05/12/2005 8:18:05 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2005 | Gary Becker
    Ever since the meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979, effectively no new nuclear plants have been licensed by the U.S. However, it is now recognized that the safety measures at this plant worked, so that only a very small amount of radiation was released into the atmosphere, and this had no apparent harmful effects on health. The excellent safety record at American nuclear plants, growing imports of oil, natural gas, and other fossil fuels at high prices, and increased concern over the pollution and global warming caused by fossil fuels, has made the case for reducing regulatory obstacles to...
  • CA: Federal inspectors find Bay Bridge welds safe

    05/04/2005 6:48:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/4/05 | AP - Oakland
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Welds on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge are not faulty as had been alleged by former welders who claimed the work was dangerously unsafe, the Federal Highway Administration said Wednesday. Private inspectors hired by the Federal Highway Administration have been cutting out sections of steel foundation work in the Bay Bridge to test for the allegedly faulty welding. The agency reported Wednesday it found no evidence of shoddy, unsafe welds. The FBI, the Federal Highway Administration and state attorney general's office began several weeks ago investigating allegations by former project welders that they...
  • How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check information

    03/29/2005 5:19:01 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 47 replies · 2,622+ views
    southbendtribune.com ^ | 3 28 05 | DAVID EGGERT
    March 28, 2005 How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check informationBy DAVID EGGERTAssociated Press Writer State Sen. Alan Cropsey, R-DeWitt, shown during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting March 15 in Lansing, is sponsoring a bill that would require an Internet dating service to disclose prominently on the Web site whether it had conducted criminal background checks on users. AP File Photo Online dating safetySome tips when meeting people through Internet dating: Start slowly. Communicate by e-mail at first, looking for signs of the other user's behavior. Trust your instincts. Guard your anonymity. Sites often allow...
  • Army reservists home from dangers of Iraq

    03/04/2005 4:15:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 599+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 03/04/05 | Tony Davis
    More than 100 Army Reserve soldiers came home to the waiting arms of family members in Tucson Thursday night, thrilled to be back after a year in Iraq but sad that one colleague hadn't survived. The late Sgt. Tina S. Time's picture was posted above a sign saying "Welcome Home Soldiers from the 208th" that hung on a wall inside the assembly hall of the Army Reserve Center on the South Side. There, three busloads of reserves rolled in shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday, just as the sun dipped beneath the horizon. Time, who died in a vehicle crash near...
  • Freep Poll (Should DDT ban be lifted?)

    02/23/2005 5:54:12 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 60 replies · 1,227+ views
    The insecticide DDT was banned in 1972. Should the ban be lifted for limited use? No, it can’t be used safely. Yes, it is one of the most effective pesticides ever devised, its dangers have been wildly exaggerated, and its restriction has caused great and unnecessary suffering especially in the developing world.
  • India's Tribal People Safe After Tsunami - Official

    12/30/2004 11:15:57 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 3,125+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 12-30-2004 | Suresh Seshadri
    India's Tribal People Safe After Tsunami-Official 2 hours, 50 minutes ago Science - Reuters By Suresh Seshadri PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - India's dwindling aboriginal population in the remote Andaman and Nicobar islands is safe as most lived in jungles, far away from the coast hit by a devastating tsunami, a coast guard official said on Thursday. Experts had feared that some Stone Age tribal people, who have been living on the far-flung archipelago for thousands of years, could be on the verge of extinction after the killer waves that have killed more than 120,000 people across Asia. "There have...
  • THE SANDS OF CHRISTMAS (Have your tissues handy)

    12/12/2004 5:10:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 1,107+ views
    emai | 2003 | Michael Marks
    Powerful poem for the holidays ~! Please pass on, and Merry Christmas to you and yours, wherever you are this season ~! THE SANDS OF CHRISTMAS By Michael Marks I had no Christmas spirit when I breathed a weary sigh, and looked across the table where the bills were piled too high. The laundry wasn't finished and the car I had to fix, My stocks were down another point, the Chargers lost by six. And so with only minutes till my son got home from school I gave up on the drudgery and grabbed a wooden stool. The burdens that...
  • 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!
  • I am voting for George W. Bush, because I trust him to keep us safe!

    10/29/2004 7:10:07 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 34 replies · 811+ views
    CookingWithCarlo.com ^ | Oct. 29 2004 | Carlo3b, A PROUD AMERICAN
    I am voting for George W. Bush, because I trust him to keep us safe! !I, like many of my fellow Americans take my vote, and the consequences it has on the future of our country, very seriously. I feel as though I have an have an added burden resting on my shoulders because I have 5 wonderful children and 5 beautiful grandchildren, as my responsibility. Casting a vote for the leader of our country, is an ominous duty and I take my duty to my country and my loved ones deadly serious. The very fact that we are considering...
  • Calling all safe Bush state residents

    10/13/2004 9:42:51 PM PDT · by jwb0581 · 63 replies · 1,423+ views
    October 13, 2004 | Jwb0581
    After watching sKerry tonight, I've decided that although I'm a Louisiana resident, and live in a comfy "Red state", I'll be traveling to Florida on election day. sKerry would be so dangerous in the White House. We can't let it happen. I've contacted the LA GOP office, who I'm already helping in the Senate campaign here, to see if they have contacts with the FLA GOP office. W needs our help in FL and all other battleground states. I encourage you guys to help where possible.
  • Why Does Man Feel Justified With His Dictates Upon God?

    10/06/2004 9:19:14 PM PDT · by Radio Bible Guy · 2 replies · 392+ views
    Don Hicks (Radio Bible Guy). ^ | October 6, 2004 | Don Hicks
    When is it “OK” for an innocent bystander to be brutalized at the whim of a common thug? Amid the collection of worldviews we endeavor to rationalize in our pluralistic cultural, brutalizing ones neighbor and stranger alike is still repugnant to most. Who among us, whether atheist, Christian, or secular humanist will praise and commend the actions of a judge who in the name of love and understanding does not penalize the lawbreaking thief, rapist, and murderer. Why is it so difficult for the average person to apply this simple example of reality to God? If the Creator God...
  • "When pigs fly" CARTOON featuring John Edwards stoopid remark.

    09/08/2004 5:12:22 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 12 replies · 2,066+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 9/8/2004 | IPWGOP
    Sept. 8, 2004... "Now John Kerry and I believe that fighting terrorism, keeping the American people safe from terrorism, keeping the American people safe, period, is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue. What we believe it is is an American issue," said vice presidential candidate John Edwards. puh-leeeeeez!!  email-able, copyright-ready cartoon you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial:  
  • Kidnapped marine 'safe after defecting' to Islamists

    07/05/2004 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 2,088+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 6, 2004 | Gary Younge
    Kidnapped US marine Wassef Ali Hassoun has been taken to "a place of safety" after he pledged not to return to the US military, his captors told al-Jazeera television in a statement yesterday. The Islamic Response Movement, the same group that last week admitted to kidnapping Corporal Hassoun and threatening to behead him, would not say where he was being kept. It is the latest in a series of conflicting claims about the whereabouts, wellbeing and motivations of Cpl Hassoun, a 24-year-old Arabic translator who has been missing since he failed to report for duty at his base in Iraq....
  • DoD Still Confident on Safe Beef Supply in Its Ranks

    01/21/2004 1:50:57 PM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 177+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 21, 2004 | By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    Defense Department officials remain confident that beef products in operational rations, served in military mess halls or sold in commissaries are safe. This updated assessment comes in the wake of the first disease case diagnosed at a Washington state farm Dec. 23. That sparked nationwide concern about beef safety in the United States. More than 30 countries have since banned the import of U.S. beef. Known formally as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE – mad cow is a brain-wasting disease of cattle that affects the animal's nervous system and eats away its brain. In humans, the disease has been linked...
  • Federal gun law does not mix terms

    01/04/2004 10:50:05 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies · 310+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 01/04/2004 | Matt Canham
    The thought of her son dying in a federal prison breaks the heart of Wally Martinez's mother. But it is a reality that mother and son are trying to come to terms with. In a radio advertisement playing in Utah and recorded on behalf of Project Safe Neighborhoods, Martinez's mother, who lives in Utah, conveys the grief of having a son sentenced to 65 years in prison without the possibility of parole. "The first words out of his mouth were 'Mom, they killed me,' " she says, her voice breaking into a sob. "My son will die there and I...
  • Child, 4, unlocks safe, shoots brother

    11/18/2003 9:51:38 PM PST · by yonif · 5 replies · 150+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, November 19, 2003 | AP
    <p>WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- A 4-year-old boy shot his 3-year-old brother to death after apparently unlocking a home safe where a handgun had been stored, police said.</p> <p>West Valley Police Captain Craig Black said the 4-year-old apparently found the keys to the safe, unlocked it and used the handgun inside to shoot his brother in the head. The 3-year-old died at the scene.</p>
  • Hello Big Man - The Words That Told Father Of Jungle Kidnap Boy That His Son Was Safe

    09/25/2003 5:10:40 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 138+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-26-2003 | Peter Foster
    Hello Big Man - the words that told father of jungle kidnap boy that his son was safe By Peter Foster (Filed: 26/09/2003) After nine days lost in a "trance-like" state of anxiety, James Scott heard the words that told him beyond doubt that his son had come through the ordeal of 12-day trek in the jungles of Colombia. "Hello, Big Man," said 19-year-old Matthew over a scratchy Colombian telephone line - using the family nickname for his father, a very tall, retired orthopaedic surgeon. Despite his exhaustion, Matthew was sufficiently well to make light of his ailments, which included...
  • Gay Men Flouting Safe Sex in Search of Identity (Very Stupid People Alert!)

    09/09/2003 9:02:57 AM PDT · by bedolido · 48 replies · 238+ views
    Yahooooo News ^ | 09/09/03 | Staff Writer
    MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Thousands of young gay British men are courting death in the hedonistic and newly promiscuous 21st century, flouting safe sex and actively trying to catch HIV (news - web sites) in their search for identity, a researcher aid on Tuesday. Melissa Parker of Brunel University said the gay sex pub, club and sauna scene in London was booming and had been growing steadily since the mid-1990s, with unprotected sex with multiple partners the rule rather than the exception. Catching the AIDS (news - web sites) precursor HIV was not just a risk, it was a goal, she...
  • Caption Senator John Edwards of North Carolina (What's he trying to say now?!)

    08/15/2003 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Registered · 38 replies · 214+ views
    registered ^ | 08-16-03 | Registered
  • MISSING 12 YEAR OLD GIRL IN FRANCE (UPDATE) --- SHEVAUN SAFE AND WELL

    07/16/2003 6:54:13 AM PDT · by bedolido · 203+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/16/03 | Staff Writer
    Shevaun Pennington, the 12-year-old schoolgirl who disappeared with a former US marine, is safe and well and back in the UK. Ex-marine Toby Studabaker has been arrested in Frankfurt, Germany, police say. Shevaun was found in England and is now being looked after by Greater Manchester Police. She will be reuinted with her parents later. Superintendant Peter Mason said Studabaker had been arrested with the support of the German authorities and the FBI. He revealed Shevaun had made a second call to her family this morning and told them she was well and talked about returning home. Supt. Mason said:...
  • Making Jails Safe for Violent Criminals

    06/10/2003 7:25:21 AM PDT · by bedolido · 159+ views
    BushCountry.com ^ | 06/10/03 | Paul Walfield
    No doubt California is not the state that would come to mind first when anyone has thought about tough-on-crime state governments, at least not since Ronald Reagan was governor, way back when. There was a time when “officer safety” was paramount and it was understood that virtually any, even remotely, reasonable action that would ensure the safety of a peace officer would be implemented as part of a policy when dealing with suspects. Not anymore. Nowadays, it appears that the folks up in Sacramento have a balancing act going. Officer safety concerns are now outweighed by how much money the...
  • Space Shuttle 'No Longer Safe To Fly'

    05/09/2003 4:11:57 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 463+ views
    Ananova/AP ^ | 5-9-2003
    Space shuttle 'no longer safe to fly' A US politician with connections in the scientific community says the space shuttle is too dangerous to fly. Joe Barton, a member of the House Science Committee's space and aeronautics panel, says it has cost the lives of 14 astronauts in just 113 flights. He wants the US government to build a new, safer space vehicle or modify the shuttle so it can be flown unmanned. Barton, a Republican, said the accident rate of one every 6.25 missions "is simply not acceptable" and that it was "technically impossible" to make it safe. Speaking...
  • Whiteman planes collide, return safely

    02/20/2003 4:39:43 PM PST · by Noslrac · 5 replies · 231+ views
    Muleskinner ^ | Feb 20, 2003 | Dana Fecho
    Two Air Force planes from Whiteman clipped each other Wednesday afternoon over Cannon Gunnery Range in south central Missouri. They both returned safely to the base and neither pilot was injured. The A-10 Thunderbolt IIs were flying a routine training mission when the incident happened. Planes fly over Cannon Gunnery Range on a daily basis. Minor damage was reported on both planes. Until the inspection is complete, no one is aware of the cost to repair the planes. "[The] planes will eventually be able to fly again," said Lt. Brian Bowman from Whiteman. An ongoing investigation into the incident continues...
  • Looking For a Nice Safe Community with a Fairly Conservative College

    12/07/2002 8:29:52 AM PST · by mlmr · 188 replies · 2,541+ views
    12.07.02 | mlmr
    I am looking for a safe, conservative community for my family. I live in the middle of liberal La-la land and homeschool my children. There are some changes in our lives and I now have to work and the children need to be in schools. They are not going to be quite as supervised or protected as before and I need to provide a safe community for them. I have a gifted and talented daughter who could take college courses. I have three younger children who I need to place in good public or Christian schools. Safety and conservative culture...
  • GUN CONTROL=GOVERNMENT SECURITY Trust Kennedy to make the roads Safe?

    10/22/2002 12:35:59 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 6 replies · 244+ views
    Ether Zone ^ | 28 October 2002 | Sartre
    "This election means a great deal to all Marylanders. It is not just a simple choice between two candidates. It is a choice about which direction Maryland will take in the coming years." ----- Kathleen Kennedy Townsend So says the latest reinvented panderer, a nefarious siren, from the clan of America's most disgraced political family. What a legacy from the extended progeny of the dysfunctional. But she is not speaking about mere policy direction. No; she is consumed with offending the common sense of the residents in "The Old Line State". Their motto is "Fatti maschii, parole femine" which can...
  • *VANITY* environ-MENTAL-ist Bulletin Board!!

    08/23/2002 11:38:22 AM PDT · by EBUCK · 191 replies · 8,220+ views
    EBUCK ^ | 08/23/2002 | EBUCK
    Here we go folks. Our anonymous FR bennifactor has kicked in $870 to get our Medford / Central Point Bulletin Board up! Imagine it....some dirty little green watermelon driving north after a long hard day filled with protesting and what's that up ahead? Why it's a Bulleting Board that reads...Sound good. Well what if that BB stayed there right up until ELECTION DAY? That would be even better.This is a golden opportunity!
  • Crime Jumps in California

    08/21/2002 10:37:27 AM PDT · by 45Auto · 10 replies · 296+ views
    Violent crime jumped last year in California. That rise in crime brought to an end the state's eight-year trend of decreasing crime. In cities with populations of 100,000 or more, serious crime rose 3.5 percent. Statewide, forcible rapes went up 6.6 percent, homicides went up 3.9 percent, and motor vehicle thefts increased by 8.9 percent. In Los Angeles alone, the overall homicide figure went up 27.5 percent. Serious crimes also rose in Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. But wait! There is one county in California where crime is not increasing. In this particular county there has, in...
  • Help for Arafat from the UN?

    04/17/2002 5:21:53 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 7 replies · 210+ views
    Just a thoughtYassir Arafat, the great peacemaker of Palestine, has asked for help from the UN. He's mad about being held up in his HQ and wants to be given the "respect" he deserves as the "leader" of Palestine. But I'm not sure if really wants UN help after he hears this.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/667918/posts Sure it was mainly Dutch peacekeepers. But when you add the failure of actions in Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia, Indonesia etc. And the lack of any action in incidents like Cyprus, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Panama, etc. I wouldn't think that anybody would want "protection" from these morons. Would...