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  • The Pope condemns the climate change prophets

    12/12/2007 6:19:18 AM PST · by Rudder · 17 replies · 476+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 11, 2007 | SIMON CALDWELL
    Pope Benedict XVI has launched a surprise attack on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology. The leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics suggested that fears over man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering. The German-born Pontiff said that while some concerns may be valid it was vital that the international community based its policies on science rather than the dogma of the environmentalist movement. His remarks will be made...
  • The Roots of the Mortgage Crisis (Greenspan Speaks!)

    12/12/2007 4:44:07 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 70+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 December 2007 | Alan Greenspan
    ...The crisis was thus an accident waiting to happen. If it had not been triggered by the mispricing of securitized subprime mortgages, it would have been produced by eruptions in some other market. As I have noted elsewhere, history has not dealt kindly with protracted periods of low risk premiums. The root of the current crisis, as I see it, lies back in the aftermath of the Cold War, when the economic ruin of the Soviet Bloc was exposed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Following these world-shaking events, market capitalism quietly, but rapidly, displaced much of the discredited...
  • Franken: I Have Iraq Surrounded

    12/03/2007 10:51:09 AM PST · by HD1200 · 1 replies · 114+ views
    The Norm Coleman campaign takes Al Franken seriously, at least seriously enough to do their homework on the former comedian, author, and talk-radio host. If Franken wins the nomination from Michael Cerisi to challenge Coleman in the general election, he will not find Coleman unprepared. The campaign has already readied its first ad, and this one -- on Franken's attempts to triangulate on Iraq -- will leave a big mark.
  • Teddy Bear Case Exposes Failure of American Feminist Leaders

    12/01/2007 3:13:17 AM PST · by generalhammond · 37 replies · 118+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Friday, November 30, 2007 | Tammy Bruce
    ...There has been appropriate international outrage over the treatment of Gibbons, from virtually everyone except American “feminists.” Multiple Muslim groups in the U.K. have condemned the sentence. Even the popular little boy in Mrs. Gibbons’ class who suggested the name for the bear came to her defense, explaining that he named the bear after himself.
  • Space Shuttle Live Landing Thread (Noon CST Landing!)

    11/07/2007 9:43:05 AM PST · by Milwaukee_Guy · 43 replies · 256+ views
    NASA ^ | Wednesday November 7, 2007 | Milwaukee_Guy
    12:35 p.m. - The orbiter is rolling to the left in the first of several steep banking maneuvers. This series of rolls helps bleed off excess energy and slow the orbiter's speed. The atmospheric pressure is growing around Discovery and the orbiter's aerosurfaces are taking over control of the vehicle. 12:30 p.m. - Discovery is beginning to encounter the effects of the atmosphere, a point called "entry interface." Now flying at about 16,000 miles per hour, the orbiter is angled upward with wings level. The shuttle is set to touch down in just over 30 minutes.
  • Holy water barred from Vatican flights

    08/29/2007 8:04:23 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 63 replies · 615+ views
    Expatica ^ | Aug 29, 2007
    ROME, Aug 29, 2007 (AFP) - Pilgrims on the Vatican's fledgling airline were stunned to discover that holy water from Lourdes, in southwest France, cannot be taken on board for security reasons, media reports said Wednesday. French security officers seized the liquid -- reputed to have miracle-giving qualities -- under a Europe-wide anti-terrorism rule that forbids more than 100 millilitres (3.5 British ounces) in each passenger's carry-on baggage. One pilgrim was so distraught that he drank the holy water on the spot, rather than surrender it to the authorities, Italy's Il Corriere della Sera newspaper reported. Holy water from Lourdes...
  • (Vanity) Suggestion for FRs IT Dept. re: duplicate posts

    08/29/2007 11:09:37 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 56 replies · 712+ views
    me | 8/29/07 | me
    I would think that FreeRepublic is primarily a database driven web application. When someone creates a post some table or tables are update with 5 basic pieces of information: The post being replied TO The user posting the message (FROM) The contents of the post A timestamp documenting when the post was created Given these bits of information how hard would it be to simply not allow posting a duplicate of 1, 2, and 3 within a certain time threshold of 4 (maybe 1 minute)? Why not spend the hour it would take to implement this and save everyone the...
  • U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people

    08/28/2007 1:55:19 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 150 replies · 2,324+ views
    al-Reuters ^ | 28 August 2007 | Laura MacInnis
    The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said. U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies. About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said.
  • Schumer: 'No more confirmations of Bush high court nominees'

    07/27/2007 4:48:24 PM PDT · by zendari · 241 replies · 3,605+ views
    New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.” “We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.” Schumer said there were four lessons to be learned from Alito and Roberts: Confirmation hearings are meaningless, a nominee’s record should be weighed more heavily than rhetoric,...
  • ONE ARAB'S APOLOGY

    09/12/2006 2:32:50 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 38 replies · 1,176+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12 September 2006 | EMILIO KARIM DABUL
    September 12, 2006 -- WELL, here it is, five years late, but here just the same: an apology from an Arab-American for 9/11. No, I didn't help organize the killers or contribute in any way to their terrible cause. However, I was one of millions of Arab-Americans who did the unspeakable on 9/11: nothing. The only time I raised my voice in protest against these men who killed thousands of innocents in the name of Allah was behind closed doors, among the safety of friends and family.... Well, I'm sick of saying the truth only in private - that Arabs...
  • Hussein forced to watch 'South Park'

    08/28/2006 3:14:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 57 replies · 2,370+ views
    Digital Spy ^ | August 28, 2006
    Saddam Hussein has been forced to watch South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, according to the film's co-creator Matt Stone. The former Iraqi leader is portrayed in the movie as a homosexual who is in a relationship with the devil, and Stone claims the prisoner is being forced to watch it "repeatedly" as he is held by US Marines. The South Park movie was banned on release in Iraq seven years ago. Stone reveals: "I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie. That's really adding insult to injury....
  • Watch Ann Go Whoosh! - Analyzing La Coulter

    07/28/2006 2:46:39 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 93 replies · 2,798+ views
    Lexis Nexus News (National Review) ^ | August 07, 2006 | Florence King
    I may disagree with what Ann Coulter says but I will defend to the death Oscar Wilde's right to say it. Describing the same kind of widow that set Coulter off, he quipped: "Her hair turned quite gold from grief." Wondering what life in America would be like if Coulter used a stiletto instead of a sledgehammer is a tempting but futile excursion into dreamland. Suppose, for example, she was confronted, like Jennie Churchill, with a pompous young man who boasted that his financée's virtue was "priced above rubies." Without missing a beat, Jennie said, "Try diamonds." But if the...
  • Immigration surprise: broad agreement, not polarization

    07/19/2006 1:31:57 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 181 replies · 1,880+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19. 2006 | Medved
    Conventional wisdom insists that the immigration issue remains so polarizing, so explosively divisive – especially among Republicans – that Congress will make no progress toward meaningful reform before the November elections. New polling data, however, suggests the emergence of an overwhelming consensus behind a common sense approach to this painful, perplexing problem that makes Congressional action not only possible, but imperative. On two of the three key elements of reform, public opinion is nearly unanimous. Americans of every ethnicity and every political perspective agree that we need both stronger efforts to block illegal crossings at the border, and more vigorous...
  • Coulter Alert: Tonight with Leno

    06/14/2006 12:29:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 109 replies · 2,176+ views
    CNN ^ | 14 June 2006 | AP
    Carlin, Coulter in 'Tonight' smackdown? Comedian, author to share couch on Leno show Wednesday, June 14, 2006; Posted: 12:57 p.m. EDT (16:57 GMT) LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- "Tonight" host Jay Leno might want to consider wearing referee stripes on Wednesday's show when Ann Coulter and George Carlin are his guests. Coulter, the acid-tongued conservative with a new book out, and Carlin, the quick-witted, antiestablishment comedian who's in the voice cast for the new animated film "Cars," were booked at separate times for the NBC late-nighter, a spokeswoman said Monday. But the duo's meeting could produce serious fireworks for "Tonight,"...
  • Explaining Jews, Part V: Why Are Jews Liberal?

    04/25/2006 4:51:39 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 47 replies · 1,419+ views
    front page magazine ^ | 25 april 2006 | Dennis Prager
    The most frequently asked question I receive from non-Jews about Jews is, why are Jews so liberal? The question is entirely legitimate since Jews (outside of Israel) are indeed overwhelmingly liberal and disproportionately left of liberal as well. For example, other than blacks, no American group votes so lopsidedly for the Democratic Party. And the question is further sharpened given that traditional Jewish values are not leftist. That is why the more religiously involved the Jew, the less likely he is to be on the Left. The old saw, "There are two types of Jews -- those who believe Judaism...
  • U.S. firms recruit cheap labor in Mexico

    04/15/2006 1:47:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 434+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | April 15, 2006 | JULIE WATSON AND OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    ASSOCIATED PRESS SASABE, Mexico -- When Pedro Lopez Vazquez crossed illegally into the United States last week, he was not heading north to look for a job. He already had one. His future employer even paid $1,000 for a smuggler to help Vazquez make his way from the central Mexican city of Puebla to Aspen, Colo. "We're going to Colorado to work in carpentry because we have a friend who was going to give us a job," Vazquez said. Vazquez, 41, was interviewed along the Arizona border after being deported twice by the U.S. Border Patrol. He said he would...
  • New 'Ten Commandments' Makes Moses All Too Human

    04/10/2006 8:10:41 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 23 replies · 802+ views
    zap2it.com ^ | John Crook
    "I was really impressed with [DeMille's version] when I saw it as a young boy, because it was such a wonderful cinematic extravaganza ... Just because there has been this huge, colossal canvas painted with one man's vision doesn't mean we can't retell it."
  • Mark Levin Talk Show Live Thread 5 April 2006

    04/05/2006 3:02:21 PM PDT · by hattend · 420 replies · 3,316+ views
    Mark Levin Talk radio show ^ | 5 april 2006 | Mark Levin and FReepers
    Welcome to the most fun thread on FreeRepublic
  • Iran Ready to Transfer Nuclear Know-How to Islamic States

    09/16/2005 3:22:31 PM PDT · by Fruit of the Spirit · 9 replies · 291+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | Sept. 16, 2005 | Patrick Goodenough
    Given Iran's nuclear history and support for terrorism, the United States is particularly concerned about Iran providing nuclear technology to other countries, the State Department said on Thursday. Spokesman Adam Ereli was responding to Iranian media reports quoting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying that Iran was "ready to transfer nuclear know-how" to fellow Islamic states. The comment, made during a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the U.N. summit in New York, comes amid a serious dispute between the West and Iran over Tehran's nuclear intentions.
  • Germany attacks US on Iran threat

    08/15/2005 4:57:16 AM PDT · by hildy123 · 27 replies · 656+ views
    BBC World News - world edition | Saturday, 13 August 2005
    German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has warned the US to back away from the possibility of military action against Iran over its nuclear programme. His comments come a day after President Bush reiterated that force remained an option but only as a last resort. Iran has resumed what it says is a civilian nuclear research programme but which the West fears could be used to develop nuclear arms. Germany, France and the UK have led efforts to end the crisis peacefully. Let's take the military option off the table. We have seen it doesn't work Gerhard Schroeder Schroeder launches poll bid...
  • Report: Top Bin Laden deputy caught in Pakistan (al-zawahri caught?)

    09/27/2004 10:25:24 AM PDT · by jbwbubba · 55 replies · 7,916+ views
    Top Bin Laden deputy Ayman al-Zawahri has been caught in Pakistan, according to a report from the region quoted on Israel Radio Monday. Pakistani forces operating against al Qaida strongholds in the country report capturing the Egyptian national, who was formerly the head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which operated in the past against the Egyptian regime. Earlier Monday, the US commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan Lieutenant-General David Barno told Reuters that there is little evidence of al Qaida fighters still in Afghanistan, and that Pakistan's crackdown on al Qaida-linked operatives has made life harder for fugitives hiding in...
  • Pelosi meets with group tied to Hamas

    08/03/2004 7:02:59 AM PDT · by dresserj · 8 replies · 564+ views
    WASHINGTON – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California has called for an end to racial and religious profiling of Muslims in a meeting with a group tied to Hamas and Saudi Arabian purse strings. "We appreciate the opportunity to interact with national leaders and to share the Muslim community's concerns on issues of mutual concern," said Arsalan Iftikhar, legal director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who joined Pelosi and other prominent Democratic members of Congress. Other national Muslim groups represented at the meeting included the Islamic Society of North America, Indian Muslim Council, Muslim Public Affairs Council,...
  • Fifty-Nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 9/11

    08/01/2004 3:25:04 PM PDT · by UCSC Republican · 14 replies · 2,719+ views
    DaveKopel.com ^ | Dave Kopel
    There are many articles which have pointed out the distortions, falsehoods, and lies in the film Fahrenheit 9/11. This report compiles the Fahrenheit 9/11 deceits which have been identified by a wide variety of reviewers. In addition, I identify some inaccuracies which have not been addressed by other writers. The report follows the approximate order in which the movie covers particular topics: the Bush family, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. This report focuses solely on factual issues, and not on aesthetic criticism of the film. To understand the deceptions, it helps to understand Moore’s ideological position. So let us start...
  • 2004 Democratic National Convention -- Official Program

    07/30/2004 3:57:11 PM PDT · by Navydog · 224+ views
    E-Mail | July 30, 2004 | Unknown
    6:00pm - Opening flag burning ceremony. 6:05pm - Pledge of Allegiance to the United Nations
  • Was the real lunch choice Wendy’s or fine dine

    08/01/2004 9:27:55 AM PDT · by Philistine · 131 replies · 3,254+ views
    Mid-Hudson News ^ | August 1, 2004 | Unattributed
    Weekend,July 31 - August 1, 2004 Copyright © 2004 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network, Inc. Was the real lunch choice Wendy's or fine dine What was being served inside the bus? While Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and his running mate, John Edwards, and their families were having a "lite" lunch at Wendy's in the Town of Newburgh Friday, drumming up local support right after the national convention in Boston, their real lunches were waiting on their bus. A member of the Kerry advance team called Nikola's Restaurant at the Newburgh Yacht Club the night...
  • Kerry to Challenge Bush Over Iraq War

    07/29/2004 2:28:21 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 279+ views
    AP ^ | 07/29/04 | DAVID ESPO
    Kerry to Challenge Bush Over Iraq War 2 minutes ago By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent BOSTON - Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) was to challenge President Bush (news - web sites) over the war in Iraq (news - web sites) Thursday in the climactic speech of the Democratic National Convention and pledged an administration where "America never goes to war because we want to, we only go to war because we have to." "I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as president," the Massachusetts senator planned to say, a decorated Vietnam...
  • "This Land is Your Land"

    07/28/2004 12:56:02 PM PDT · by TET1968 · 41 replies · 1,697+ views
    This Kerry vs Bush musical clip is a parody of the tune "This land is your land".Takes awhile to down load, but it's well done...and worth the time.
  • Moore invites Bush to Crawford screening

    07/27/2004 8:52:33 AM PDT · by grafic11 · 35 replies · 1,080+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 7/27/04 | NA
    CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore is bringing his blockbuster documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" to President Bush's adopted hometown -- and has invited the film's star to attend.
  • Clinton for post-9/11 Iraq action

    07/16/2004 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Basilides · 24 replies · 759+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7-14-04 | BBC
    Bill Clinton says that no government could have failed to act against Iraq after the 11 September 2001 attacks in view of intelligence provided. The former US president told the BBC that UK intelligence on the activity of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was more "aggressive" than Washington's. He added that the world was right to demand weapons inspections in 2002. But he said war could have been avoided if the UN had passed a resolution threatening military action. Such a resolution would have given the inspectors more time to finish their job, he said. However, the former president added,...
  • NEA Endorses Kerry for President

    07/05/2004 1:52:22 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 16 replies · 449+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 5, 2004 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON - The National Education Association, the nation's largest union, endorsed Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) for president Monday, the final touch in its campaign to drive up school spending and reshape the biggest education law in decades. The NEA, a 2.7-million member group composed mainly of teachers, is out to advance its agenda on everything from testing students to halting private-school vouchers. The union is mobilizing its money and forces for Kerry — targeting political staff in 15 swing states, going into schools to rally its members, and joining liberal groups to organize a massive night of...
  • Michael Moores Two Voter Registrations (public information)

    07/02/2004 10:27:59 AM PDT · by Michael F Moore · 40 replies · 1,196+ views
    Public Databases - Public Information | July 2, 2004
    Here, from the public record, are Michael Moore's two voter registrations (and, surprise, he's a Democrat). There is no confidential information here... it is all public record: Name: MOORE, MICHAEL F Address: 225 WEST 83 STREET #17M NEW YORK, NY 10024 County: NEW YORK Date of Birth: 4/23/1954 Gender: MALE VOTER INFORMATION Registration Number: 0301395927 Party Affiliation: DEMOCRATIC Registration Date: 7/13/1992 Congressional District: 08 State Senate District: 29 State House District: 067 Judicial District: 01 Precinct: MANHATTAN 67-082 VOTING HISTORY SPECIAL ELECTION 2001: VOTED GENERAL ELECTION 2000: VOTED -------------------------------- Name: MOORE, MICHAEL FRANCIS Address: 222 N EAST TORCH LAKE DR...
  • Hillary: 'We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good'

    06/29/2004 11:06:14 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 25 replies · 503+ views
    AP ^ | June 28, 2004 | BETH FOUHY
    Headlining an appearance with other Democratic women senators on behalf of Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is up for re-election this year, Hillary Clinton told several hundred supporters -- some of whom had ponied up as much as $10,000 to attend -- to expect to lose some of the tax cuts passed by President Bush if Democrats win the White House and control of Congress. "Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Sen. Clinton said. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short...
  • Michael Moore Caught With Multiple Election Registrations

    06/29/2004 10:27:36 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 13 replies · 227+ views
    NewsMax/The smoking gun. ^ | 6/28/04 | Carl Limbacher
    With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff For the story behind the story... Michael Moore Caught With Multiple Election Registrations The Smoking Gun reveals that Michael Moore is registered to vote in two states: New York and Michigan. Although he has claimed to be an "independent” and not a Democrat, records from the New York City Board of Elections show that in reality he registered as a Democrat, the Web site reported. "Now here's the good part: Moore is simultaneously registered to vote in Michigan, where registrants aren't even given the option of party affiliation (so he's not an Independent there...
  • One Man, Two Registrations (Michael Moore is registered to vote in 2 states)

    06/28/2004 11:29:55 AM PDT · by adam_az · 16 replies · 964+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 28 June 04 | The Smoking Gun
    One Man, Two Registrations Michael Moore simultaneously on voter rolls in New York, Michigan JUNE 28--Prior to last week's Washington, D.C. premiere of "Fahrenheit 9/11," Michael Moore denied that the new documentary represents his de facto endorsement of John Kerry. "I am an Independent," the filmmaker told reporters. "I'm not a member of the Democratic party." Which is not exactly correct. New York City Board of Elections records show that Moore, 50, registered to vote in Gotham in 1992, checking off "Democratic" as his party affiliation (below you'll find a copy of his original registration form). He listed his...
  • French TV to show images of US helicopter killing Iraqis

    05/04/2004 7:20:33 AM PDT · by jerod · 5 replies · 154+ views
    drudgereport.com ^ | Tue May 04 2004 08:59:08 ET | D R U D G E
    French cable television station Canal Plus on Tuesday will broadcast images, stolen in Iraq, of a US army helicopter killing three Iraqis who do not appear to be posing any threat, one of whom was wounded. The show "Merci pour l'info" (Thanks for the news) obtained the footage, seen by an AFP correspondent, from a "European working as a subcontractor for the US army" who left Iraq two weeks ago. The man claims to have hidden the tape, dated December 1, 2003 and filmed at an unidentified location in Iraq, at the US base where he lived and worked. The...
  • Foiled al-Qaida Attackers Caught Red-Handed With WMDs

    04/18/2004 4:45:18 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 55 replies · 454+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Saturday, April 17, 2004 11:23 a.m. EDT | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Saturday, April 17, 2004 11:23 a.m. EDT Foiled al-Qaida Attackers Caught Red-Handed With WMDs Two members of an al-Qaida cell connected to top terror master Abu Musab al-Zarqawi have been caught in Jordan with chemical weapons and poisonous gas for a planned attack that Jordanian officials say would have killed up to 20,000 people. The officials told the London-based newspaper al-Hayat on Friday that the al-Qaida plotters planned to launch a WMD attack against a Jordanian Military Intelligence installation, the U.S. Embassy in Amman and a government building in the country. According to the Israeli newspaper Maariv, the al-Qaida terrorists...
  • King Abdullah: Al-Qaida WMDs Came From Syria

    04/18/2004 4:42:19 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 22 replies · 671+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Saturday, April 17, 2004 2:10 p.m. EDT | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    King Abdullah: Al-Qaida WMDs Came From Syria Jordan's King Abdullah revealed on Saturday that vehicles reportedly containing chemical weapons and poison gas that were part of a deadly al-Qaida bomb plot came from Syria, the country named by U.S. weapons inspector David Kay last year as a likely repository for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. "It was a major, major operation. It would have decapitated the government," King Abdullah told the San Francisco Chronicle. Jordanian officials estimated that the death count could have been as high as 20,000 - seven times greater than the Sept. 11 attacks. King Abdullah said...
  • NAVY COMMANDERS TO CAST DOUBT ON KERRY'S WAR RECORD

    04/07/2004 12:43:38 PM PDT · by BurkesLaw · 32 replies · 470+ views
    Burkett, whose book, "Stolen Valor," is considered to be the definitive history of falsified Vietnam War claims, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg that Kerry's former commanders would allege that the top Democrat's Purple Hearts were awarded for "self-reported injuries that were virtually nonexistent." Burkett's book was among the first to expose many of the phony claims made by John Kerry about U.S. war atrocities.....
  • North, South Korea Soldiers Exchange Fire (breaking!!!)

    07/16/2003 5:49:51 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 55 replies · 354+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 16, 2003 | AP
    SEOUL, South Korea - South and North Korean soldiers briefly exchanged fire along their border on Thursday, but the South said it suffered no casualties in the shootout. It was not immediately known whether any North Korean troops were injured or killed in the firefight in the Demilitarized Zone. North Korean soldiers fired four rounds at 6:10 a.m., and South Korean soldiers fired 17 rounds in response one minute later, said Maj. Lee of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incident happened near the South Korean town of Yonchon, said Lee, who did not give his first name....
  • Even the search engine Google is biased

    07/14/2003 5:01:16 PM PDT · by djharley67 · 19 replies · 215+ views
    djharley ^ | 07/14/2003 | djharley
    Type this phrase into google search and watch what happens
  • BILL CLINTON BUYS NEW HOME IN IRELAND

    07/12/2003 7:32:02 PM PDT · by AnimalLover · 55 replies · 540+ views
    News Telegraph.UK ^ | Thomas Harding, Ireland Correspondent
    Bill Clinton yesterday united his two loves, Ireland and golf, by buying a two-bedroom apartment that overlooks a Ryder Cup venue. The property comes with full membership for two to the prestigious Kildare Hotel and Country Club - better known as the K Club - 30 miles south-west of Dublin where an 18-hole round costs £190 and first year membership is £60,000. The former American president, who has called Ireland his second home, struck a deal with an estate agent friend for an £850,000 flat while playing golf in Northern Ireland last weekend. It is thought to be the first...
  • Cops shut down little girl’s lemonade stand

    06/22/2003 4:20:04 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 17 replies · 498+ views
    WBBH (Fort Myers, FL) ^ | June 18, 2003 | Patrick Taney
    NAPLES, June 18, 2003 - A six-year-old girl was heartbroken when her small lemonade stand was put out of business because she didn’t have a temporary business permit. A neighbor called the police and her stand was shut down. "Gotta get ready for the sale,” said Avigayil. Even though she’s only 6 years old, Avigayil prepares for another day at work. "We like making money at our lemonade stand. We want it to stay cold so they can have cold lemonade on hot days,” she said. A young entrepreneur who does the cleaning, even the advertising - and it is...
  • POPE ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF PHOENIX BISHOP CHARGED WITH LEAVING SCENE OF FATAL ACCIDENT

    06/18/2003 9:36:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies · 193+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | 18 June 2003 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX (AP) - Bishop Thomas O'Brien, who has admitted he concealed sex abuse allegations against priests and now has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident, resigned Wednesday. The Vatican appointed Santa Fe, N.M., Archbishop Michael Sheehan as interim administrator of the diocese. As apostolic administrator, Sheehan has been granted full authority over the Diocese of Phoenix until the Vatican appoints a new bishop, the Santa Fe archdiocese said. He also will remain archbishop of New Mexico's largest diocese. In a two-line announcement Wednesday, the Vatican said Pope John Paul II accepted O'Brien's resignation as the spiritual leader of Arizona's...
  • Just Say No to Supersized Sodas?

    06/03/2003 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 43 replies · 496+ views
    Eyewitness news ^ | May 31 2003 | AP
    (West Virginia-AP, May 31, 2003) - The nation's second-most overweight state may ask residents to go easy on the super-sized sodas. The proposed campaign does not plan to ask people to quit soft drinks, but would promote smaller portions, said Nidia Henderson, wellness manager at West Virginia's Public Employees Insurance Agency. Henderson's agency said that the state Medicaid program and the agency together spent more than $200 million treating obesity-related diseases in the 2000-2001 budget year. "We're doing it because obesity is an epidemic in our state and among our members," Henderson said, adding that Americans have lost sight of...
  • Straw, Powell had serious doubts over their Iraqi weapons claims

    05/30/2003 10:25:13 PM PDT · by leftiesareloonie · 13 replies · 223+ views
    Guardian ^ | May 31, 2003 | Dan Plesch and Richard Norton-Taylor
    Jack Straw and his US counterpart, Colin Powell, privately expressed serious doubts about the quality of intelligence on Iraq's banned weapons programme at the very time they were publicly trumpeting it to get UN support for a war on Iraq, the Guardian has learned. Their deep concerns about the intelligence - and about claims being made by their political bosses, Tony Blair and George Bush - emerged at a private meeting between the two men shortly before a crucial UN security council session on February 5.
  • Jail for man who used stun gun on children

    05/20/2003 10:10:11 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri May 16,10:43 PM ET
    Oddly Enough - Reuters UK Jail for man who used stun gun on children Fri May 16,10:43 PM ET ANGLETON, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man who forced his 8-year-old stepson to walk five miles to school by zapping him repeatedly with a 100,000-volt stun gun has been sentenced to two years in prison. Theodore Moody, 27, was convicted on two counts of felony abuse on Thursday for using the stun gun on the eight-year-old boy and an 11-year-old stepdaughter. He was also convicted on one count of child endangerment for allowing his daughter, 2, and son, 3, to wander...
  • Tell It Like It Is -- Views of Gen. (USAF-Ret) Richard E. Hawley

    05/13/2003 11:01:47 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 15 replies · 382+ views
    GeoffMetcalf.com ^ | General Hawley
    Tell It Like It Is -- Views of Gen. (USAF-Ret) Richard E. Hawley General Hawley (USAF Ret.) Profile http://www.hicksandassociates.com/organization.asp?ID=105 Since the attack, I have seen, heard, and read thoughts of such surpassing stupidity that they must be addressed. You've heard them too. Here they are: 1) "We're not good, they're not evil, everything is relative." Listen carefully: We're good, they're evil, nothing is relative. Say it with me now and free yourselves. You see, folks, saying "We're good" doesn't mean "We're perfect." Okay? The only perfect being is the bearded guy on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The plain...
  • N. Korea states it has 100 nuclear warheads pointed at the west coast

    05/07/2003 6:22:29 PM PDT · by sal002 · 113 replies · 339+ views
    Voice of Korea (warning - probably just idle threats)
    Fooling around on the Ham radio and I came across "Voice of Korea". Some loudmouthed guy was screaming in Korean about California. Basically all I could gather is something about nuclear warheads pointed at California...not sure if it was an immediate threat or a retread of idle threats. Can someone verify? We need to do something about this - let's send Kissinger over there or something.