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  • BART strike set for Friday; only 'miracle' could save train service [Bay Area Rapid Transit, Calif.]

    10/17/2013 8:05:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/17/2013 | Mike Rosenberg
    OAKLAND -- Exasperated BART union leaders announced they would shut down trains Friday morning after a breakdown at the bargaining table Thursday, setting the stage for the second Bay Area commute nightmare in three months. A wild round of back-and-forth press conferences at 4 p.m. brought to a live TV audience an outpouring of emotion from sleep-deprived negotiators and the departure of the nation's top mediator. Although union leaders have been threatening strikes for the past week, they sounded much angrier and more direct this time, and talks ended altogether. "Unfortunately, yes -- we are on strike as of midnight,"...
  • Extortion 17- Set Up and Cover Up

    07/30/2013 4:13:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    If you haven’t heard of Extortion 17 it’s understandable. For some reason the obama regime has been working real hard to suppress any information regarding this incident and to keep it from getting into the Mainstream Reality TV media. Thankfully, their efforts to cover their involvement in both the incident and the cover up have blown up in their faces. The usual spin, stonewalling, deception and manipulation of events that is a hallmark of the obama regime has fallen short. Congressional hearings are on the way. A fabricated outrage of synthetic racism can generate only a finite amount of distraction...
  • Nigerian Constitution must be set aside for Sharia, says Boko-Haram

    04/24/2011 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Independent ^ | 4/24/11 | Abdulkareem Haruna
    The deadly sect, Boko-Haram, on Sunday sent out a statement to the press, warning that they (sect members) will not rest until Nigerian Constitution was set aside and Sharia legal system upheld across the country. The sect members said no amount of counter-hostility from the security agencies will deter them in their “holy” mission until democracy was set aside and “all the enemies” of their mission were “annihilated across Nigeria”. The statement which was dropped at various media houses by unknown persons also frowned at the way people “mistakenly” narrow their mission
  • Company planning biggest rocket since man on moon (Private Enterprise at work)

    04/06/2011 7:42:44 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 8 replies
    AP via news.yahoo.com ^ | 4/5/11 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON – A high-tech entrepreneur unveiled plans Tuesday to launch the world's most powerful rocket since man went to the moon. Space Exploration Technology has already sent the first private rocket and capsule into Earth's orbit as a commercial venture. It is now planning a rocket that could lift twice as much cargo into orbit as the soon-to-be-retired space shuttle. The first launch is slotted for 2013 from California with follow-up launches from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Space X's new rocket called Falcon Heavy is big enough to send cargo or even people out of Earth's orbit to the moon,...
  • Republicans Set for Southern Sweep

    10/23/2010 2:42:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-23-10 | CAMERON MCWHIRTER
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—The Republican Party is poised in the coming election to remove the vestiges of Democratic control from state governments in the heart of the South. In Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, the GOP appears likely to win every state elected office as well as take or strengthen control over legislatures. Republican sweeps in these states would give the party control over the redrawing of congressional districts after the 2010 census, and enhance its ability to raise funds and campaign for Republican candidates in the 2012 races. White conservative voters in the South have been turning to the GOP...
  • Gillard prepares to meet Quentin Bryce to set date for federal election (Australian election)

    07/16/2010 5:21:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | 17th July 2010 | Joe Kelly
    JULIA Gillard has arrived in Canberra and will meet Governor-General Quentin Bryce at 10.30am to set a date for a federal election. The PM's office has confirmed that the Prime Minister will hold a press conference at noon. August 21 or 28 are the anticipated dates for the election. Ms Gillard is then expected to travel to Brisbane, where Labor has to make up ground following the dumping of Kevin Rudd. Ms Gillard smiled, but said nothing to reporters outside her western Melbourne home, as she was driven away just after 7am (AEST). The media is already camped outside Government...
  • Ex-president Carter set to meet settler leader

    06/10/2009 6:55:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 576+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/10/09 | ap
    Former US President Jimmy Carter is planning a rare meeting with a settler leader in the West Bank this weekend. A statement from his Carter Center said he would see Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shaul Goldstein in his West Bank home on Sunday. Carter observed this week's Lebanese election and plans meetings in Israel and the West Bank over the weekend. In the past he has strongly backed Palestinian aspirations for a state and spoken out against Jewish settlements in the West Bank, calling them illegal and an obstacle to peace. The statement Wednesday said Carter would also meet...
  • Congressional Testimony by Robert S. Mueller, III

    03/25/2009 3:37:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 411+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress09/mueller032509.htm Congressional Testimony Robert S. Mueller, III Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Statement Before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 25, 2009 Good morning Chairman Leahy, Senator Specter, and Members of the Committee. I am pleased to be here today. As you know, we in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have undergone unprecedented transformation in recent years, from developing the intelligence capabilities necessary to address emerging terrorist and criminal threats, to creating the administrative and technological structure necessary to meet our new mission as a national security service. Today, the FBI is a...
  • Medal of Honor Heroes Set the Standard, England Says

    03/22/2007 6:18:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 336+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2007 – Medal of Honor recipients are heroes, despite their many humble objections to the label, and are important to the fabric of our society, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England told those gathered yesterday to celebrate the official naming of March 25 as National Medal of Honor Day. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England highlights the importance of the Medal of Honor and its recipients to the nation and military while speaking at a ceremony honoring recipients and celebrating Congress’s recent designation March 25 each year as National Medal of Honor Day. Photo by Fred W. Baker...
  • Azores Set For Hurricane Gordon

    09/19/2006 1:34:25 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 479+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-19-2006
    Azores set for Hurricane Gordon The Azores islands in the mid-Atlantic have been placed on high alert for Hurricane Gordon, which is due to hit the Portuguese territory shortly. People and livestock have been told to stay indoors as forecasters warn the hurricane will bring heavy rain and winds of 170km/h (105mph). Waves as high as 12 metres (40ft) are also predicted and the region's ports are expected to be the most exposed. Some 240,000 people live in the nine Azores islands. Farming and fishing are the mainstay of the economy of the islands, which lie about 1,500 km (930...
  • Germany's Far-Right Set For Poll Gains

    09/14/2006 7:38:02 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 569+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-15-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Germany's far-Right set for poll gains By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 15/09/2006) Germany's far-Right is set to increase its power base in state elections this weekend, securing a historic foothold in a regional parliament for the third time in two years. The leading candidates for the National Democratic Party (NPD), Germany's oldest neo-Nazi party, have swapped their skinheads and combat boots for smart suits and gelled hair, in their attempt to attract a wider vote by shedding their thug-like image. A supporter of Germany's far-Right NPD holds a flag in Berlin Some of their campaign slogans, such as "working...
  • Phillipine Volcano 'Set To Erupt'

    08/07/2006 6:57:05 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 3,605+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-7-2006
    Philippine volcano 'set to erupt' Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines The Philippine authorities have ordered the evacuation of about 35,000 people living near a volcano, saying an eruption could take place soon. The alert was raised to four - the second highest level - following increased activity at Mount Mayon, in the centre of the country. It has been rumbling since February and started emitting lava in mid-July. Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted about 50 times in the past 400 years. People living in the region watched with alarm early...
  • Rules of engagement set for political participation

    07/12/2006 6:42:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    7/12/2006 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Political freedom is something the military has defended since the founding of the United States. But, while free to participate in the political process, there are some rules military members need to know. "Our main job is to follow the orders that come down our chain of command, which has an elected official at the top," said Maj. Frank Minogue, chief of civil law for Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. "It would undermine our whole command structure if it appeared that the Air Force was supporting one side,...
  • EU Set To Host Iran Nuclear Talks

    07/10/2006 8:30:48 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 341+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-11-2006 | Emma Jane Kirby
    EU set to host Iran nuclear talks By Emma Jane Kirby BBC News, Brussels Ali Larijani has ruled out a swift Iranian response Iran's top nuclear negotiator and the EU's foreign policy chief are meeting to try to diffuse a row over Tehran's contested nuclear plans. The EU presented Iran with a package of incentives designed to make it suspend controversial uranium enrichment. So far Iran has failed to give a response to the offer. Iran says it needs nuclear power for electricity but some countries fear it could be covertly trying to develop nuclear weapons. The talks in Brussels...
  • Gary Glitter Appeals Trial Set

    05/30/2006 1:32:27 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 22 replies · 718+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 5 30 06 | associated press
    HANOI, Vietnam - Disgraced British glam rocker Gary Glitter will have his appeal heard next month against a 3-year sentence for child molestation, a court official said. "His appeals trial is set for June 15," said Bui Ngoc Hoa, head of the People's Supreme Court of Appeals in Ho Chi Minh City. The trial would last one day, he added. Glitter, 62, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison by a Vietnamese court on March 3 for committing obscene acts with girls aged 10 and 11 at his rented seaside villa...
  • Pakistan Set to Hang Acquitted British Man

    05/20/2006 12:19:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 718+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 5 20 06 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON,
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - After spending half his life in a Pakistani jail, Tahir Mirza Hussain is scheduled to hang on his 36th birthday for killing a taxi driver _ even though a court acquitted him 10 years ago. Hussain, a British-Pakistani, claims he is innocent. He was cleared by a secular court but retried and found guilty in an Islamic one. He now faces execution June 1 unless President Gen. Pervez Musharraf intervenes. His muddled case, spanning two decades, is emblematic of Pakistan's corrupt and bifurcated legal system, described by a leading rights activist as "flawed" and in desperate need...
  • Taiwan Storm Set To Get Louder (China)

    03/13/2006 6:24:53 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies · 1,243+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-14-2006 | Chris Hogg
    Taiwan storm set to get louder By Chris Hogg BBC News, Hong Kong Tensions between the two sides are running high It is 12 months since China passed a law authorising the use of force against Taiwan if the self-governing island moved towards formal independence. On the face of it, it looks like nothing much has changed since then. Both sides are still flinging insults at each other. China is still refusing to talk to Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian. The "status quo", as people call it, remains in place. But conversations with the leading players and analysts who monitor their...
  • Bush: Veterans Set Example for Today's Military Heroes

    02/24/2006 3:42:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 206+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2006 – With "the greatest force for freedom in the history of the world on their side," Americans should feel confident in efforts to combat terrorism and spread democracy, President Bush said today in praise of the nation's armed forces. Speaking at the 88th Annual American Legion Convention here, the president thanked the organization for its long-time support of U.S. troops and told veterans in the group they've set an example for today's servicemembers. "Our men and women on the front lines are taking inspiration from the valor and courage that you've shown in the field of...
  • Air Force medics set pace for treating patients in Ecuador

    02/09/2006 8:46:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 304+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Capt. Kim Melchor
    2/9/2006 - U.S. MILITARY GROUP QUITO, Ecuador (AFPN) -- It was a busy day for the 21st Medical Group -- 1,501 patients seen in eight hours during a medical readiness exercise here. The constant stream of Ecuadorians moved through the treatment areas like a quiet, but strong steam engine. There was a sense of calm and orderliness as the Ecuadorian Army security team kept the crowds in control, which helped facilitate the number of people seen Feb. 7 in the small village of Otavalo. U.S. and Ecuadorian Air Force doctors worked side-by-side to treat Ecuadorian patients. In four isolated towns,...
  • Troops Receive Super-Sized Chess Set

    12/23/2005 11:17:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 379+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 23, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2005 - The servicemembers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here will receive a unique gift this holiday season: a larger-than-life chess set adorned with signatures and messages of support. The 8-by-8-foot chess set is being donated by Mega Chess, a private company in California, and delivered by Operation Interdependence, an organization that supports regularly scheduled deployments of troops with care packages. This is about the 20th chess set Operation Interdependence is delivering to troops, said Albert Renteria, Operation Interdependence founder and president. Each set is donated by Mega Chess and bears the signatures of hundreds...
  • Latest Free Bumper Sticker Images

    12/17/2005 7:44:06 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 22 replies · 1,405+ views
    ConservativeImage.com ^ | 12/17/5 | RedFox
    No more Patriot Act means Operation Able Danger and 9/11 all over again. Don't let the sun set on the Patriot Act. Call your state senator at 202-225-3121. Freed Iraq. No thanks to Democrat oposition. Cowards cut and run. Marines never do. Stay the course. Peace with God. I believe in a time when Americans had guts. Maximum Effort. Abandon Iraq? NO! Thank you, FreeRepublic, for allowing me to post my work!
  • National Elections Set Milestone for Iraqi Security Forces

    12/16/2005 3:12:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 254+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Spc. Dan Balda, USA
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 16, 2005 – The day seemed downright festive: children marched in impromptu parades, men wore suits -- on their day off, no less -- and entire families took long walks from their homes to polling sites. The Iraqi parliamentary elections Dec. 15 gave Iraqis a chance to showcase the pride they have in their country and the hope they have for the future, officials here said. "Nationalism is defined by the actions of the people," said Maj. Ross Coffman, 4th Brigade Combat Team executive officer. "It only takes a moment to see their faces as they vote, to...
  • 4 men shot to death in music studio set up in the basement of a Boston home

    12/14/2005 8:42:45 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 75 replies · 1,841+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 12 14 05
    BOSTON (AP) - Investigators were searching for suspects in one of the city's bloodiest crimes in recent memory after four men were fatally shot in a basement that neighbours said had been set up as a music studio. The dead were in their late teens and early 20s, authorities said. Three men were found dead at the house and the fourth died at a hospital, police Supt. Bobbie Johnson said. Johnson said witnesses told police they saw a heavy-set person fleeing the scene Tuesday night. Police said the people involved appeared to know each other, but Johnson would not comment...
  • Conditions Set for Successful Iraqi Election, Officials Say

    12/11/2005 1:32:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 304+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 11, 2005 | Petty Officer 3rd Class John R. Guardiano, USN
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2005 – Iraqi and coalition forces have set the conditions for a successful Dec. 15 parliamentary election in Iraq that will be mostly free of violence, U.S. officials said today. The officials also said a broad and representative cross-section of the Iraqi population, including Sunnis, will participate "By and large, with the exception of the al Anbar province, (we) are very confident that there will be a large turnout and little or no violence," Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of coalition forces in Iraq, said. Even in Anbar, "we expect better turnout this time than...
  • Coalition, Iraqi forces set stage for safe, secure election

    12/07/2005 3:30:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 302+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 6, 2005
    BAGHDAD, (Army News Service, Dec. 6, 2005) – Coalition and Iraqi security forces continued to disrupt al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist and foreign-fighter activities during more than 450 company-level combined operations throughout the country Nov. 26 through Dec 2. “Fifty percent of the combat operations conducted this past week throughout the Iraqi theatre of operation were combined Coalition and Iraqi security force operations, while another 21 percent were independent Iraqi security force operations,” said Maj. Brandon Robbins, operations officer, Multi-National Corps, Iraq. “The ability of the Iraqi Army forces to conduct these combined and independent operations is significant.” Coalition and...
  • Farmer Set On Fire In Zimbabwe

    11/27/2005 4:52:12 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,841+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-28-2005 | Peta Thorncroft
    Farmer set on fire in Zimbabwe By Peta Thornycroft at Ngawarati Farm, Norton (Filed: 28/11/2005) One of Zimbabwe's last remaining white farmers was strangled and burned to death in an attack inside his home yesterday. Don Stewart, 68, was set upon shortly before dawn in the bedroom of his tightly-guarded homestead near Norton, 25 miles west of Harare. He was one of the last 300 white farmers left in Zimbabwe. There were 4,000 five years ago.Police insisted that Mr Stewart's murder was the work of common criminals and had no political motive. His assailants were unable to penetrate the barred...
  • Oakland grocers set to fight vandals ('Your Black Muslim Bakery' was involved - guns come out)

    11/27/2005 1:29:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 3,502+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 11/27/05 | William Brand
    Oakland grocers set to fight vandals Police say they will have more details this week in the attacks on two liquor stores By William Brand, STAFF WRITER NATION OF ISLAM minister Tony Muhammad, standing in front of Muhammad Mosque 26 in Oakland on Saturday, says the Nation had no part in the destruction inside two West Oakland liquor stores Wednesday night. (GREG TARCZYNSKI) OAKLAND — The president of the Yemini American Grocery Association said Saturday that grocers have the right to defend themselves if their stores are invaded like two West Oakland markets were hit Wednesday night. The association, which...
  • Palestinian Elections Set For January - Elections Were Postpone Due To Gaza Pullout

    08/20/2005 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 204+ views
    KUTV ^ | 8/20/05
    Palestinian Elections Set For January Elections Were Postpone Due To Gaza Pullout Aug 20, 2005 2:56 pm US/Mountain Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (File) AP (CBS) RAFAH, Gaza Strip Palestinian parliamentary elections will be held Jan. 25, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday. The elections were to have been held in July, but were postponed indefinitely because of Israel's Gaza pullout. In setting a firm date, Abbas was making a conciliatory gesture to his political rival, Hamas, which is expected to make a strong showing in the vote. "The parliamentary election will take place in all of the homeland districts on...
  • Almost 900 Detainees in Iraq Set Free in July, Officials Say

    08/01/2005 6:49:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 317+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 1, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2005 – Almost 900 of the nearly 2,000 detainees held in brigade- and division-level internment facilities in Iraq were released in July, U.S. military officials in Baghdad reported. "The release of detainees is a positive step toward the fundamentals of establishing a democracy," said Army Col. Arnaldo Claudio, the provost marshal for Multinational Corps Iraq, which oversees combat and stability operations in the country. "It is also an indication of Iraqi and coalition forces working together towards a common objective - a free and prosperous Iraq." The colonel emphasized that the detainees had been treated well. "Detainees...
  • N.C. Hearing Opens on 1979 Klan Killings (imperial wizard set to speak Saturday)

    07/15/2005 8:44:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 928+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/15/05 | TIM WHITMIRE
    N.C. Hearing Opens on 1979 Klan Killings By TIM WHITMIRE, Associated Press Writer 32 minutes ago Signe Waller, right, is comforted by Cory Wechler, a friend, on stage as she reads her prepared statement, Friday, July 15, 2005, during the public hearing of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Greensboro, N.C. Waller was at the November 3, 1979 anti-Ku Klux Klan rally when a violent confrontation between Communist Workers Party members and the Ku Klux at Morningside Homes in Greensboro, left five CWP members dead, including her husband Dr. Jim Waller. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey) GREENSBORO, N.C. - The widow...
  • Israel Set to Withdraw from Key Cities Despite Terror Upsurge

    03/08/2005 10:01:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 337+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 07, '05 | staff
    Despite an upsurge in the frequency and severity of terrorist attacks, the IDF is going ahead with plans to transfer control of five key cities in Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz is scheduled to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the next few days in order to coordinate the IDF withdrawal. The withdrawal, agreed upon at the Sharon-Abbas summit in Sharm El-Sheik, has been held up due to a terrorist attack on a Tel Aviv night club on February 25, which killed five and wounded 50. The suicide bomber came from Tulkarem, one...
  • 'Rattled' Blair To Set Tough Tests Migrants

    02/06/2005 5:43:25 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 301+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-7-2005 | Toby Helm
    'Rattled' Blair to set tough tests for migrants By Toby Helm, Chief Political Correspondent (Filed: 07/02/2005) Tony Blair will try today to recapture ground lost to the Tories on immigration by announcing plans to turn away people who do not bring economic benefits or professional skills to the country. The Prime Minister and Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, will announce the tough new tests for would-be immigrants from outside the EU as part of a five-year-plan to bring immigration under control. Labour's new policy: ‘firm, fair and workable’ The policy, which Labour says is "firm, fair and workable", will involve...
  • Britain Urges Bush To Set Out Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

    01/19/2005 5:26:12 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 552+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-20-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    Britain urges Bush to set out Iraq withdrawal timetable By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 20/01/2005) Britain is urging America to announce a timetable for withdrawing coalition troops from Iraq over the next 18 months or more. With a new Iraqi government due to take power after next week's elections, The Telegraph has learned that British officials believe the time is ripe for the coalition to announce an "indicative timetable" for its departure. An Iraqi family watch as a US patrol passes them in Khatoon There would no firm deadline and the withdrawal would depend on the gradual ability...
  • Gonzales Helped Set the Course for Detainees

    01/04/2005 8:17:15 PM PST · by crushelits · 9 replies · 390+ views
    .washingtonpost.com ^ | Wednesday, January 5, 2005 | R. Jeffrey Smith and Dan Eggen
    Gonzales Had Key RoleIn March 2002, U.S. elation at the capture of al Qaeda operations chief Abu Zubaida was turning to frustration as he refused to bend to CIA interrogation. But the agency's officers, determined to wring more from Abu Zubaida through threatening interrogations, worried about being charged with violating domestic and international proscriptions on torture. They asked for a legal review -- the first ever by the government -- of how much pain and suffering a U.S. intelligence officer could inflict on a prisoner without violating a 1994 law that imposes severe penalties, including life imprisonment and execution, on...
  • 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!
  • Madison Square Garden's set to rock! Final touches in place for one huge party!

    08/28/2004 3:11:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 785+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/28/04 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Garden's set to rock Final touches in place for one huge party BY MAGGIE HABERMAN DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU Madison Square Garden is ready for a Republican party. The star-spangled balloons are blown up and bagged; the cherry-red carpet is nailed in place; the blue delegate seats are nailed to the floor, and the confetti with pictures of GeorgeW. and Laura Bush is set to go. There's one stage for the speakers and a separate, hydraulic platform for the entertainers. Then there's a secret stage for the President himself that won't appear until Thursday night. That was the view...
  • Five decades ago, Nazi case set precedent for military tribunals (subs near NY, Florida coasts)

    07/06/2004 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 731+ views
    Hark the Herald ^ | 7/06/04 | Connie Cass
    Five decades ago, Nazi case set precedent for military tribunals Connie Cass THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:00 AM WASHINGTON -- A German submarine slipped through dark waters toward New York's Long Island in June 1942, creeping so close it bumped the sandy bottom. A second settled into shallows along the Florida coast. Each sent ashore four men, who dragged crates of explosives up the beaches. They were under orders to blow up American railroads, bridges and factories. But none got the chance. All eight were arrested within two weeks. Within two months, six were executed. They...
  • Japanese Growth Set To Beat US (6.1%)

    06/09/2004 3:48:58 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 214+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-9-2004
    Japanese growth set to beat US Japanese consumers are key to an ongoing recovery Japan's economic growth forecasts have been revised upwards as the recovery gathers steam. Bulging demand has pushed estimates to 6.1% for the full year, up from the previous estimate of 5.6%. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 1.5%, in real terms, in the first quarter up from the previous estimate of 1.4%. Japan is the world's second biggest economy and now looks set to outstrip US growth of 4.4% annualised for the same period of January-March. It is welcome news for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, attending the...
  • Indonesia Set To Outlaw Sex Before Marriage

    09/29/2003 7:04:37 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 988+ views
    Indonesia set to outlaw sex before marriage Reuters Tuesday September 30, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, is drafting regulations that could outlaw sex before marriage, living together outside wedlock, and homosexuality, an official said yesterday. Abdul Gani Abdullah, the director general of legislation, said the draft revisions would also ban witchcraft. Muslim leaders, including experts in Islamic sharia law, had been consulted, he added. But certain criteria would need to be met before a crime was committed under the revisions, he said. "If society chooses not to do anything and has no objection to...
  • MSBlast copycat set to pounce, firm says

    09/17/2003 8:40:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 238+ views
    CNETnews.com ^ | 9/16/03 | Ina Fried
    MSBlast copycat set to pounce, firm says By Ina Fried CNET News.com September 16, 2003, 5:42 PM PT Tools now exist to exploit a recently announced Windows flaw, further increasing the likelihood that new viruses will emerge soon, a security firm has warned. Ken Dunham, an analyst at Reston, Va.-based iDefense, said Tuesday it is "highly likely" that new worms or Trojan horses will emerge in the next few days. They are expected to prey on computers that have not been updated with the latest security patch for Microsoft's operating system. "A new Blaster-like worm family could be created in...
  • DEA set to battle pot advocates over hemp use in food

    09/10/2003 7:13:36 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 316+ views
    washington times ^ | 9.9.03 | Steve Miller
    <p>Consuming a chunk of organic health food is a act of drug abuse in the eyes of the Drug Enforcement Administration — if it contains, as some snacks do, hemp as an ingredient. An appeals court in Alaska says residents can possess up to a quarter-pound of pot for their own use. In a Zogby poll conducted last month in New Hampshire, 84 percent of voters said they supported changing federal law to allow patients to use medicinal marijuana without fear of arrest. Marijuana continues its beeline for the mainstream after years of reefer madness. Federal officials are ready to do battle, with the next target being hemp as food. While it sounds simple enough — one side of mostly pro-marijuana advocates looking to climb another rung on the ladder toward pot tolerance — the fact that the hemp food case even has legs portrays the continued move toward societal legitimacy of the illegal weed. "There is a lot more tolerance for marijuana," said Bruce Mirken, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, which favors pot legalization and most other liberalization of marijuana laws. "And it appears that there are more people rallying around this issue." What people are not seeing, said Ed Childress, a DEA spokesman in Washington, "is the marijuana-legalization lobby at work behind the scenes, with better resources." Two years ago, DEA head Asa Hutchinson said that foods using seeds from the hemp plant violated federal law. He ordered a crackdown on the foods, but his dictate was stayed by a court order. Courtroom wrangling has drawn out the battle. For now, purveyors of the products are free to sell. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will begin hearing arguments in the case next week. "It was really a matter of hemp not existing as something that can be consumed," said Richard Meyer, a DEA spokesman in San Francisco. If the DEA gets its way, insisting that hemp-as-food violates federal law, Lynn Gordon says, she stands to lose $800,000. Miss Gordon's Minneapolis-based French Meadow Bakery produces, among other things, bread with hemp seeds as a primary ingredient. She distances herself from the pro-pot lobby. "I don't advocate marijuana use, I don't smoke marijuana," Miss Gordon said. But her multigrain Healthy Hemp bread uses hemp seeds that she purchases legally from Canada, where hemp plants are grown for industrial use and consumption. "This is not to get people high, it is something that tastes good." Hemp-food advocates say sterilized hemp seed and oil are exempt from the Controlled Substances Act under the statutory definition of marijuana, just as poppy seeds are exempted under the statutory definition of the opium poppy. The growing support for marijuana in all forms is at odds with a federal government that has gone to great lengths to fight it. Increasing leniency, such as that in Alaska, eventually could doom the federal efforts. "I do not believe in drugs," said Erwin A. Sholts, chairman of the North American Industrial Hemp Council, which advocates the use of hemp for both food and industrial use. "But if the DEA doesn't wake up and smell the flowers, there may be something passed in Congress that they can't live with."</p>
  • UK SET FOR A SIZZLER --- temperatures soar to record-breaking highs.

    08/04/2003 7:44:31 AM PDT · by bedolido · 16 replies · 273+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 08/04/03 | Staff Writer
    Speed restrictions have been issued across Britain's rail network as temperatures soar to record-breaking highs. With the mercury set to hit the mid-30s by midweek, rail operators have lowered the speed limit on the busiest routes because of fears the rails may buckle in the heat. Long-distance Virgin services will be worst hit with extended journey times between London and Birmingham, Manchester, Crewe and Scotland. Forecasters say Britain is set for the hottest week of the year - and possibly the hottest week ever. Temperatures in the south-east could smash the previous 37.1C record set in Cheltenham 13 years ago....
  • Movie men add special effects to media war (Gen. Franks getting new briefing/press room in Qatar)

    03/10/2003 8:15:14 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 12 replies · 303+ views
    TimesOnLine ^ | 11 March, 2003
    March 11, 2003 Movie men add special effects to media warFrom David Charter Camp As Sayliyah, Doha THE Pentagon has enlisted Hollywood to help to present its daily briefings to the world. Fresh from the latest Michael Douglas film, one of Tinseltown’s top art directors has been hired to create a $200,000 (£125,000) set for General Tommy Franks and other American commanders to give daily updates. George Allison, 43, who has designed White House backdrops for President Bush and worked with the illusionist David Blaine, has been flown into the US Central Command base in Qatar as part of...
  • Ethereal Explorations II (Marxist Paganism)

    12/29/2002 5:24:06 AM PST · by Sir Francis Dashwood · 13 replies · 3,837+ views
    Sir Francis Dashwood Journal ^ | 12-28-02 | Sir Francis Dashwood
    The Drama Complex The traditions of Greek tragedy as in Oedipus Rex are based upon the religious traditions of the Greeks - - the idea of destiny or a preordained fate subject to the whims of the gods. Socrates saw this fallacy in Plato’s Euthyphro, when he asked Euthyphro what was pleasing to the gods and how could someone be pious to the gods when they all wanted something different than the others. It made no sense to observe the divinity of one god and ignore the demands of another god. How could a person know what it was to...
  • Aussies Set For War In Iraq

    12/18/2002 8:59:45 AM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 192+ views
    IOL ^ | 12-18-2002
    Aussies set for war in Iraq December 18 2002 at 11:50AM Australian Prime Minister John Howard acknowledged on Wednesday that contingency plans were being made for war in Iraq, amid reports that defence commanders have been told to prepare to go to war in March. Sydney's Daily Telegraph quoted senior military officers saying they expected President George Bush to give the green light early next month for final 60-day preparations for a March campaign. Troops from the Special Air Services regiment, battle-toughened by a year in Afghanistan, will spearhead Australia's involvement as US and British forces lead major air and...