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  • Physics students devise concept for Star Wars-style deflector shields

    05/02/2014 10:46:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 01, 2014 | Staff & Provided by University of Leicester
    If you have often imagined yourself piloting your X-Wing fighter on an attack run on the Death Star, you'll be reassured that University of Leicester students have demonstrated that your shields could take whatever the Imperial fleet can throw at you. The only drawback is that you won't be able to see a thing outside of your starfighter. In anticipation of Star Wars Day on 4 May, three fourth-year Physics students at the University have proven that shields, such as those seen protecting spaceships in the Star Wars film series, would not only be scientifically feasible, they have also shown...
  • Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge #7 - Mayhem

    12/28/2013 6:58:49 AM PST · by I_Publius · 4 replies
    True News USA ^ | December 18, 2013 | FOP Newsletter
    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 UPDATE - BREAKING NEWS - Chicago FOP 7 President Mike Shields served with papers from the FOP State lodge at tonight's FOP Meeting New LogoFraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge #7 Current Update December 18, 2013 v.2 Lodge 7 President's Status As many of you are aware, this past Monday Lodge President Michael K. Shields publicly accused respected arbitrators, City and FOP labor lawyers, and present and former Lodge officials of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud during past contract negotiations. Due to the recent actions of President Shields, Illinois State FOP Lodge President Ted Street...
  • MICHELLE OBAMA’S IRISH ANCESTRY

    08/13/2012 11:43:30 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 40 replies
    the Mail ^ | August 12, 2012 | Turtle Bunbury
    For many of us, our main understanding of the American South, slavery and the Civil War derives from countless viewings of ‘Gone with the Wind.’ New research has revealed that Michelle Obama’s forefathers include Charles Shields, a slave-owner of Irish descent, who lived in the very same county in Georgia State where the fictional Scarlet O’Hara’s family lived. This is the remarkable story of how Charles Shields and a slave girl called Melvina became ancestors of the first African-American to become First Lady of the United States.
  • Media Shields Obama from... Small Business Owners

    07/17/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/17/12 | John Nolte
    Yesterday, I showed you how Slate's Dave Weigel and NBC's Peter Alexander worked together to journOlist away the Romney campaign's compelling and troubling evidence that the Obama White House has used billions in taxpayer dollars to pay off campaign supporters. Today, I'm going to show you how the media is protecting Barack Obama from paying a political price, not only for these alleged payoffs, but also for Obama's off-teleprompter statement in which he said, "If you got a business, you didn’t build that -- somebody else made that happen." On offense, the Romney campaign had hoped to capitalize on the...
  • Human Shields? D.C. Occupiers Use Children to Blockade Door in Violent Scuffle

    11/07/2011 2:44:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/7/11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Since the Occupy protests began, reports of demonstrators placing themselves and even their small children in harm’s way have surfaced near-daily. This instance is no exception. MRCTV reporters happened to be at a D.C. Metro station and witnessed a group of Occupiers fight with convention center security guards while trying to block its entrance…with small children. Watch as protesters place the children right in the middle of the altercation while one Occupier says that since the children are hers, the action is justifiable. Meanwhile, other demonstrators seem to think that using children as human shields is permissible simply because they...
  • Charles Krauthammer Accuses Press of 'Accepting Every Leak Out of the White House'(+challenges)

    07/16/2011 9:41:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-15-11 | Noel Sheppard
    Charles Krauthammer on Friday marvelously demonstrated just how in the pockets of Barack Obama America's news media are. After claiming on PBS's "Inside Washington" that we now have a "completely compliant, pliant, supine press accepting every leak out of the White House," he silenced the entire panel by asking them to name one specific cut to entitlements the President has proposed (video follows with transcript and commentary): VIDEO CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: [The President] talks a good game. “Oh, I’m prepared to do entitlements, I’m ready to do entitlements.” Not once has he ever enunciated in public - other than all these...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • The curse of Obama striles again!

    01/23/2011 3:18:22 PM PST · by WellyP · 102 replies
    Fox News | 23 Jan. 11 | WellyP
    The curse of Obama continues!
  • Lorene Yarnell dies at 66; half of the Shields and Yarnell comedy mime team

    08/06/2010 8:47:10 AM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies
    L A Times ^ | August 6, 2010 | Dennis McLellan
    <p>Lorene Yarnell, a dancer who became half of the Shields and Yarnell comedy mime team that came to fame in the 1970s has died. She was 66.</p> <p>Yarnell died of a brain aneurysm July 29 while watching television with her husband, Bjorn Jansson, at their home in Sandefjord, Norway, said Robert Shields, her former husband and show business partner.</p>
  • Shields up! Force fields could protect Mars missions

    07/30/2010 2:20:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 2+ views
    NewScientist ^ | 7/28/10 | Marcus Chown
    Interplanetary adventurers must contend with deadly solar radiation – but the moon's magnetic memories may hold the key to safe space flightBORED on their six-month journey to Mars? Not a bit of it. Whenever the astronauts look out of the window, they find themselves mesmerised by the glowing, shimmering sphere of plasma that surrounds their spacecraft. Hard to believe that the modest electromagnet at the heart of their ship can produce something so beautiful. Not that the magnet's raison d'être is aesthetic, of course. Its main function is to keep the astronauts from a slow, horrible death by radiation sickness....
  • Chuck Purgason ousted as Chairman (Missouri US Senate Candidate)

    07/12/2010 3:06:37 PM PDT · by Spydergoo · 4 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 12, 2010 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Give Missouri state Sen. Chuck Purgason credit for being an outspoken critic of the fuzzy logic being used to promote a huge taxpayer subsidy for Ford’s Claycomo plant. Purgason isn’t going quietly Monday, the day he was ousted as chairman of the Government Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee, with the help of Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields. Said Purgason in a hot-off-the-press statement: I guess (Shields) doesn’t like the way I’m holding government accountable. Ouch.
  • Flotilla Using Children as Human Shields

    05/30/2010 4:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 710+ views
    inn ^ | 5/30/10 | staff
    rganizers of the flotilla intended to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza are using children as human shields to keep Israel from attacking the boats. Chairman Bulent Yildirim of the Turkish group IHH said so during an interview on the group's website, in which he was seen holding a baby that was on board the boat Mavi Marmara.
  • Brooke Shields Recalls Special Relationship with Michael Jackson

    07/07/2009 2:44:13 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 26 replies · 21,038+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 7/7/09, 5:28 pm EST
    A teary Brooke Shields approached the podium at Michael Jackson’s public memorial in Los Angeles today and spoke about the unique friendship the two shared as 1980s megastars thrust into the spotlight at a young age. In the special Michael Jackson commemorative issue of Rolling Stone hitting stands this week, the model-actress reveals the King of Pop asked her to marry him — more than once. “I would say, ‘You have me for the rest of your life, you don’t need to marry me, I’m going to go on and do my own life and have my own marriage and...
  • Brooke Shields: "I Wish I Had the Face I Had a Decade Ago"

    04/20/2009 9:32:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 1,383+ views
    Omg ^ | April 20, 2009
    Brooke Shields: "I Wish I Had the Face I Had a Decade Ago" Us Magazine - April 20, 2009 Us Magazine In a revealing new interview, Brooke Shields - who turns 44 next month - says her age is making it hard for her to land roles in Hollywood. "For years, I've been the youngest person on the set, and it occurred to me recently that I wasn't 26!" she tells May's More. "I'd read a script and say, 'Oh, that's a great character, that's something I'd love to do.' And they'd say, 'Um, no, we're thinking of you for...
  • Murdered woman’s mother: I’ll do whatever it takes to help defeat Huckabee

    12/04/2007 3:10:31 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 54 replies · 106+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/04/07 | Hotair.com
    Absolute moral authority? "A Missouri mother says she will do “whatever it takes” to stop former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee from becoming president, because he freed the man who went on to rape and murder her daughter, Carol Sue Shields (pictured). “I can’t imagine anybody wanting somebody like that running the country,” Lois Davidson of Adrian, Mo., told the Blotter on ABCNews.com. Wayne Dumond was initially sentenced to life plus 25 years for raping a 17-year-old Arkansas high school cheerleader. In 1999, a parole board voted to free Dumond, after then-Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his desire to see him released."...
  • The Real Conservative…(Ain't Mike Huckabee)

    12/01/2007 9:07:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 605+ views
    The Van Der Galiën Gazette ^ | December 1, 2007 | Michael van der Galiën
    Rick Moran has a post up exploring Mike Huckabee’s record as Governor of Arkansas in which he concludes that although Huckabee is a social conservative he most certainly isn’t a ‘real’ conservative. “While Huckabee claims to have cut taxes 90 times totaling $378 million, the state’s Department of Finance and Administration says he also raised taxes 21 times that brought in a whopping $883 million,” Rick writes. “Under his ‘conservative’ governance, the ‘average Arkansan’s tax burden’ went “from $1,969 in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1997, to $2,902 in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2005, including...
  • Huckabee's Record: Freed a Rapist Who Became a Killer, etc...

    11/28/2007 1:34:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 657+ views
    The Brad Blog ^ | November 28, 2007 | Jon Ponder
    Huckabee's Record: Freed a Rapist Who Became a Killer, Destroyed Gov't Hard Drives, Raised Taxes, Misappropriated Funds Extremist Religious Views Appeal to Christian Nationalists But Will Repel Normal Voters in the General Dems Should Pray He's on the Ticket Recent polls show that Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and Baptist preacher, is rising in popularity in Iowa, where he is cutting into Mitt Romney's lead. (Romney has 28 percent, Huckabee has 24 percent in the ABC news survey; Romney is at 27 percent and Huckabee's at 18 percent in the local KCCI-TV poll.) He's also moving up in...
  • The Story Mike Huckabee Dreads (He helped free convicted rapist and murderer)

    12/05/2007 5:42:09 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 16 replies · 52+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/5/07 | Byron York
    That’s where things stood when Huckabee took office on July 15, 1996. Last August, Huckabee told me he had his doubts about Dumond’s guilt, and also felt sorry for him over the castration attack. On September 20, just weeks after taking office, Huckabee announced that he intended to set Dumond free, saying that there were “serious questions as to the legitimacy of his guilt.” On October 31, Huckabee met with the parole board. Not long after, the board voted to free Dumond, but on the condition he move to another state. Huckabee was pleased, in part because — given that...
  • Mom: 'Carol Sue Would Be Alive Today' If Not for Huckabee

    12/04/2007 4:18:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 771+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 04, 2007 | Brian Ross and Anna Schecter
    A Missouri mother says she will do "whatever it takes" to stop former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee from becoming president, because he freed the man who went on to rape and murder her daughter, Carol Sue Shields (pictured). "I can't imagine anybody wanting somebody like that running the country," Lois Davidson of Adrian, Mo., told the Blotter on ABCNews.com. Wayne Dumond was initially sentenced to life plus 25 years for raping a 17-year-old Arkansas high school cheerleader. In 1999, a parole board voted to free Dumond, after then-Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his desire to see him released.
  • Taliban Continue Human Shield Tactics in Afghanistan

    07/01/2007 2:12:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 410+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2007 – Taliban terrorists continue to use innocent civilians as shields, NATO officials in Afghanistan said today. Afghan and American soldiers under International Security Assistance Force command participated in Operation Ghartse Ghar in Helmand province yesterday. The goal was to clear Taliban forces from both sides of the Helmand River in the village of Haderabad. After battling enemy forces most of the day, Afghan and coalition forces came under heavy fire from enemy small arms, medium machine guns, 82 mm mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The Afghan and coalition forces identified several enemy positions during this exchange, including...
  • 'Deflector' shields could protect future astronauts

    04/19/2007 10:35:47 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 9 replies · 219+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4/18/2007 | David Shiga
    Magnetic "deflector shields" could one day guard astronauts against dangerous space radiation, if experiments now underway pay off. Exposure to energetic charged particles could put astronauts on lengthy missions at increased risk of cancer and even cognitive problems (see Future mars astronauts have radiation on their minds). The particles come from the solar wind and also from supernovae and still-unidentified sources outside the solar system.
  • Star Trek shields will protect Man in space

    04/17/2007 9:18:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 727+ views
    Timesonline ^ | April 18, 2007 | Mark Henderson, Science Editor
    For Captain Kirk and his crew, the starship Enterprise’s force fields were all that stood in the way of oblivion from Klingon lasers. Now scientists are seeking to build Star Trek-style shields for real, to protect astronauts on their way to Mars. Though a manned mission to the Red Planet could probably expect to avoid any unpleasant alien encounters, researchers believe that magnetic fields could be crucial to shelter its crew from deadly radiation. Cosmic rays and solar flares are one of the chief hazards faced by astronauts venturing into space, and the need to protect crews against them is...
  • Shields Says Cruise Has Apologized [Brooke on Tom?]

    09/02/2006 2:43:01 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 24 replies · 442+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Sept 2, 2006 | Yahoos
    Shields Says Cruise Has Apologized Sat Sep 02,11:34 AM ET Brooke Shields says Tom Cruise has apologized for publicly criticizing her use of antidepressants after the birth of her first daughter. The two had a public beef last year after the "Mission: Impossible III" star, echoing the position of Scientology, said in an appearance on NBC's "Today" show that depression can be treated with exercise and vitamins rather than drugs. The 41-year-old actress says Cruise apologized in person Thursday. "He came over to my house, and he gave me a heartfelt apology," Shields said Friday during an appearance on "The...
  • UN observer: Hizbullah using us as shields

    07/27/2006 5:48:01 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 15 replies · 796+ views
    www.ynetnews.com ^ | (07.28.06, 02:48)
    UN observer: Hizbullah using us as shields Six days before he was killed by IDF fire, Canadian observer Major Paeta Hess-von Kruendener sent an email to his former commander at the Canadian army, in which he said that Hizbullah members were "running around in our positions" and using the post as a shield against Israeli attacks. The soldier wrote that the IDF's strikes in the days before his death were "necessary" and made it clear that "this has not been deliberate targeting." The former commander, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie told of the letter in an interview to a Canadian radio show....
  • Michigan; Don't Shield Those With Shields

    11/05/2005 12:57:25 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 3 replies · 329+ views
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | Monday, October 31, 2005 | Grand Rapids Press
    Some bad ideas look even worse at second glance. That's true of legislation that would potentially protect rogue police officers from scrutiny. The measure has been reintroduced in the Legislature, where it died last year. It deserves the same quick burial this time. Under the bill, statements made by law enforcement officials in internal investigations would no longer be subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act. The statements could be disclosed only if the individual responsible for them gave written consent or if a court subpoenaed them. The first is highly unlikely, the latter an unnecessary obstacle to the...
  • Terrorists Use Children as Shields; Child Dies in Firefight (AAAARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!)

    09/21/2005 4:28:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 1,374+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 21, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2005 – One child was killed and another was injured when terrorists used them as human shields during coalition forces raids of three terrorist safe houses Sept. 20 in Mosul, Iraq's third largest city, officials in Baghdad reported today. Based on tips from concerned citizens and multiple intelligence sources, coalition forces raided two suspected safe houses to capture known terrorists operating in Mosul. The terrorists were believed to have senior al Qaeda connections in the city and northern Iraq, officials said. When coalition forces entered the first terrorist safe house, three terrorists attacked with small-arms fire. Coalition...
  • Caption Time at NYT: How Personal Is Too Personal for a Star Like Tom Cruise?

    06/02/2005 6:27:14 AM PDT · by OESY · 41 replies · 1,044+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 2, 2005 | SHARON WAXMAN
    Church of Scientology worshipper Tom Cruise expressing himself to Oprah Winfrey on her May 23 show. Cruise jumped around the set, hopped onto a couch, fell rapturously to one knee and repeatedly professed his love for his new girlfriend, the actress Katie Holmes.
  • Illinois Republicans Insult a Hero Reagan Would Have Loved

    02/04/2005 7:48:46 AM PST · by Pat79thST · 5 replies · 457+ views
    Illinois House of Representatives | 2/4/05 | Pat Hickey
    In 1910,Charles Comiskey constructed the home of the Chicago White Sox at 35th & Shields. Like the Chicago Cardinals, who would play at Comsikey, the White Sox represented Catholic Chicago. The North Side team was even stained by the rumor that its owner supported the Ku Klux Klan, which targeted Catholics, Jews, & Blacks. Shields Street ran through Bridgeport, as Catholic a neighborhood as one could find anywhere? There were eight Catholic parishes in Bridgeport's one and one half square miles. Shields Ave. was named for Gen. James J. Shields. Up in Lake County - Shields Township was named for...
  • Russia confirms further delays to Iran`s nuke plant

    09/08/2004 2:03:15 PM PDT · by familyop · 25 replies · 1,098+ views
    GatewayToRussia ^ | 8SEP04 | GatewayToRussia
    A senior Russian nuclear official said on Wednesday that an atomic reactor Moscow is building for Iran, long a stumbling block in Russian-U.S. relations faced further delays. Diplomatic sources and experts in Moscow have said President Vladimir Putin's growing recognition of Washington's concerns over Iran's nuclear programme have pressured the Kremlin into delaying until a United Nations body declares Iran clean. But the Russian official, speaking just days before U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meets in Vienna to discuss Iran, said the delay was of a technical nature and had nothing to do with U.S. pressure...
  • Iran recruits 'human shield' for nuclear reactor

    09/08/2004 1:58:49 PM PDT · by familyop · 30 replies · 1,440+ views
    Jerusalem Post with AP ^ | 8SEP04 | JPOST.COM STAFF, AP
    Iran is seeking volunteers to act as a massive human shield around Iran's nuclear reactor in case of a military attack against the facility. About two weeks ago Iran announced its plans build more nuclear power plants with Russian help the in southern port city of Bushehr, ignoring US and Israeli concerns that by-products from the plants could be used to manufacture atomic bombs. The US and Israel strongly suspect Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, but Iran has consistently denied the charges. The Committee for the Commemoration of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Campaign is organizing the human shield campaign...
  • Gen. Tommy Franks Shuts Up Mark Shields on Swiftees in Interview on NewsHour on PBS(my title)

    09/04/2004 10:27:00 AM PDT · by wildbill · 51 replies · 4,140+ views
    The Online NewsHour ^ | Sept. 2, 2004 | transcript
    I will say that I have confidence in the swift boat guys, the people who are saying what they are saying and have written what they've written. So I have confidence in them. I wasn't there, Jim, to be able to see and judge all of that myself... MARK SHIELDS: Just so I understand, General, you talk about the swift boat, Kerry served in the swift boat, 13 guys, 12 of them said great skipper, great comrade, trust him, trust him with my life, saved my life, and so forth. But you say you are going to lead with the...
  • Union troops used Confederate officers as human shields

    04/27/2004 6:28:54 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 194 replies · 992+ views
    newsleader ^ | April 24, 2004 | Terry Shulman
    <p>Saddam Hussein's devilish practice of using human shields isn't exactly new. It was pioneered by an American, in fact, during the last year of the Civil War.</p> <p>"Your officers, now in my hands, will be placed by me under your fire, as an act of retaliation," Union departmental commander Gen. John G. Foster wrote his Southern counterpart in an edict, and with that a sordid new standard was set in the conduct of war.</p>
  • Muqtada Al-Sadr Not Supported by Other Iraqi Leaders

    04/09/2004 11:03:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies · 156+ views
    MEMRI ^ | April 9, 2004 | Nimrod Raphaeli*
    Introduction Although the closing for two months by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) of his weekly, Al-Hawza,triggered violent demonstrations by Muqtada Al-Sadr's [1] supporters, particularly his armed militia known as the Mehdi Brigades, it is by no means the primary reason for the recent violence. Al-Sadr has been angry and frustrated for some time at being kept outside the Iraqi Governing Council. Not unlike the Iranian Ayatollahs who prepared him as a cleric, Al-Sadr is interested, first and foremost, in achieving an Islamic state in Iraq, and he will not avoid confrontation if it enables him to achieve his ultimate...
  • NASA Spacecraft Has Shields UP

    01/02/2004 8:57:06 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 250+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-2-2004 | NASA
    Source: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Date: 2004-01-02 NASA Spacecraft Has Shields Up T-minus 48 hours and counting to a historic rendezvous, NASA's Stardust spacecraft has officially entered a comet's coma, the cloud of dust and gas surrounding the nucleus. Stardust is scheduled to hurtle past comet Wild 2 on January 2, 2004, at approximately 2:40 a.m. EST. "Just like in Star Trek we have our shields up," said Tom Duxbury, Stardust program manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif. "The spacecraft has entered Wild 2's coma, which means at any time we could run into a cometary particle. At...
  • Two NY peace activists plan return trip to Iraq to join delegation opposed to U.S. postwar presence.

    08/13/2003 8:10:10 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies · 218+ views
    © 2003 The Post-Standard. ^ | August 13, 2003 | By Renee K. Gadoua
    SYRACUSE-- Two Central New York activists plan to return to Iraq to protest the U.S. military presence there. "I understand Iraqis now feel much freer to talk about politics," said Ed Kinane, of Syracuse. "I hope to get a much better understanding of the situation there that I can then bring back here." Kinane will be among four people in a delegation sponsored by the antiwar group Voices in the Wilderness, expected to leave for Baghdad Aug. 21. Cynthia Banas, of Vernon, expects to join the delegation, called the Iraq Peace Team, in October. Both were in Iraq during the...
  • U.S. Fines Woman for Being 'Human Shield'

    08/11/2003 6:06:59 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 25 replies · 241+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, August 11, 2003; 9:42 AM | The Associated Press
    SARASOTA, Fla. - A retired schoolteacher who went to Iraq to serve as a "human shield" against the U.S. invasion is facing thousands of dollars in U.S. government fines, which she is refusing to pay. The U.S. Department of the Treasury said in a March letter to Faith Fippinger that she broke the law by crossing the Iraqi border before the war. Her travel to Iraq violated U.S. sanctions that prohibited American citizens from engaging in "virtually all direct or indirect commercial, financial or trade transactions with Iraq." ... Fippinger, who returned home May 4, is being fined at least...
  • See No Freedom, Hear No Freedom, Speak No Freedom --- "Human Shields Go Home!"

    04/10/2003 6:01:50 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 97+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | 04/10/03 | Brian Sayre
    Eight words. That's the entire coverage of the celebrations in Baghdad provided by Media Transparency's anti-war website, Cursor.org. Terse, isn't it? Especially when you consider how much Cursor.org usually has to say about the war - the rest of the day's coverage is a litany of complaints. Why so quiet about the main events of the day? It seems the anti-war crowd has a problem - yesterday was a great day. Not that Cursor.org's coverage was particularly bad, compared to the rest of the anti-war crowd, both left and right. Faced with joyous Iraqis celebrating in the streets, toppling statues...
  • **8 Japanese Human Shields Ordered to Hotel in Baghdad** ("What's Up The Sleeve?"-Alert)

    04/07/2003 1:02:43 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 41 replies · 297+ views
    Kyodo News (via Japan News Today) ^ | 8 April 2003 | Kyodo News (via Japan News Today)
    Title: ***Eight Japanese Human Shields Ordered to Hotel in Baghdad***Monday, April 7, 2003 at 06:22 JST Kyodo News AMMAN — Eight Japanese human shields at a water-purification plant in Baghdad were ordered by Iraqi authorities to move to a hotel in the center of the city on Friday night, local sources said Sunday. The eight wanted to remain at the plant but Iraqi authorities would not allow them to do so citing security reasons, the sources said. The plant is located about 10 kilometers south of the center of the city. The move appears to be intended to keep the...
  • Human Shields in Baghdad Say They Sense Success

    04/04/2003 10:13:10 AM PST · by What Is Ain't · 47 replies · 153+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/04/03 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Foreigners acting as "human shields" in Baghdad said on Friday they sense success in their mission to preserve vital facilities in the Iraqi capital. The Western volunteers, who hope the war in Iraq is now entering its final stages, believe their presence at water and power plants around Baghdad since before the war began has prevented U.S. and British planes bombing the facilities. "The plants we are staying at have not been bombed so far," Ingrid Termert, a retired teacher from Sweden, told Reuters in the Iraqi capital. "Water and power in Basra have been hit in...
  • More shields expelled from Iraq

    03/30/2003 2:16:01 AM PST · by ibme · 4 replies · 173+ views
    news.com.au ^ | March 30, 2003 | Agence France-Presse
    More shields expelled from Iraq March 30, 2003 TWELVE foreign peace activists have been expelled from Baghdad by the Iraqi government and travelled safely to Jordan, according to an anti-war group. Eight US nationals, two Japanese, an Irishman and a Korean were told to leave Iraq yesterday, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) said. The US and Irish nationals were members of CPT and the Iraq Peace Team, a statement said late yesterday The Irishman was identified as Michael Birmingham of Dublin. No further information about the Japanese or the Korean was immediately available. A member of the group said a government...
  • I WAS A NAIVE FOOL TO BE A HUMAN SHIELD FOR SADDAM!

    03/23/2003 5:58:07 AM PST · by Apolitical · 52 replies · 817+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | March 23, 2004 | Murray Soupcoff (The Iconoclast)
    DAILY NOTEBOOK.... I WAS A NAIVE FOOL TO BE A HUMAN SHIELD FOR SADDAM! ....... March 23, 2003: Today's recommended reading, especially for anti-war activists and Hollywood's fifth column, is a first-person essay by former American human shield Daniel Pepper in The Telegraph (U.K.). In a rambling, revelatory self-confession, a mortified Mr. Pepper lets it all hang out, telling just how deceived and deluded he was about Saddam and Iraq. The opinion piece is entitled, I WAS A NAIVE FOOL TO BE A HUMAN SHIELD FOR SADDAM, and is well worth reading. Here's some of what ex-human shield Daniel Pepper...
  • Five human shields may come home to SA

    03/22/2003 5:12:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 165+ views
    Baghdad, Iraq - Five "human shields" may "reluctantly" return to South Africa from Iraq due to family pressures and the "extreme realities of a war situation", the Iraq Action Committee (IAC) said on Saturday. "Five people from our group may leave today (Saturday) very reluctantly, to return home for personal reasons and after lots of calls from families who have been watching news reports, but this is normal pressure from people back home who are afraid and fear their loved one's safety," the IAC's Abie Dawjee said from a Baghdad hotel on Saturday. Dawjee said most people from his group...
  • Human shields ask Blair to avoid bombing them

    03/19/2003 5:01:08 PM PST · by hippy hate me · 48 replies · 378+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 20, 2003
    LONDON - Anti-war activists delivered a letter to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, urging him to avoid in the event of war bombing targets in Iraq where human shields are deployed. The Human Shields Action group, which has about 100 international volunteers deployed in Iraq in a bid to deter military strikes, said it had asked Blair to avoid attacking sites where shields were based. "The...sentiment which demands that, whatever our opinion about military actions, we should back our forces should also be applied to the human shields," Richard Scrase, director of the London-based Human Shields Action, said in a...
  • Peace Rally Lost and Found needs your help! ID Card dropped at event! (Scanned image inside)

    03/17/2003 1:53:01 PM PST · by Registered · 37 replies · 379+ views
    Registered ^ | 03-17-03 | VRWCmember (illustrated by Registered)
  • Austrailian Prime Minister on Human Shields

    03/04/2003 11:42:05 PM PST · by hippy hate me · 466+ views
    Prime Minister of Austrailia Gov. Website ^ | 03-05-03 | PM of Austrailia, Newsroom
    .......... PRICE: I spoke to an Australian women from Sydney who is in Baghdad, she was there this morning, Donna Mulhearn, 34 year old woman from Sydney. I asked her if she’d have a message for you this morning. If you don't mind, I'll just play this to you. It's very short. MULHEARN: I'd like to say, Mr Howard please, please, please do what you can to stop a military attack on Iraq. These people do not deserve to be attacked. These are now people with names and faces. These are children I've played with. These are men and women...
  • DFU SONG: Band on the Run (human shields on the run)

    03/03/2003 8:50:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 253+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 3-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BAND ON THE RUN (fairly long intro) Peacenicks on a bus trip…thought it was a party They would be protectors They're there for Saddam…defending Saddam Oh, yes…they'd help Saddam Oh, yes…they came for Saddam Why they're so motivated, who knows Just what goes on inside of their head I can't wait for a MOAB to blow Every one of them soon would be dead Maybe they didn't count on that They hoped they'd be preventing a war They are foolish and very naïve They did not know what would be in store Would they die or would...
  • GIMME SHELTER: The Hilarious Human Shields

    03/01/2003 7:50:11 AM PST · by clintonbaiter · 58 replies · 565+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | March 1, 2003 | Linn Anderson
    GIMME SHELTERBaghdad's Hilarious Human Shields by Lin Anderson, Iconoclast Contributing Editor War is hell, William Tecumseh Sherman observed, and indeed it is. But the world will long remember that, in the days leading up to "Gulf War II: S'Long Saddam," there was occasion for the tremulous smile -- indeed, for the occasional coffee-spewing guffaw. Just as Bob Hope's USO tours raised the spirits of U.S. troops during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, so a group of equally zany entertainers have combined their considerable talents to lighten the mood in our own dangerous time of conflict. Ladies and gentlemen, The...
  • Human Shields, No Resume Needed

    02/21/2003 5:03:00 AM PST · by at bay · 37 replies · 366+ views
    NYT | 2-20-03 | Neil MacFarquhar
    Human Shields, No Résumé Needed AGHDAD, Feb. 20 — A rather jaunty sign advertising the grimmest of tasks was pinned up on a small notice board labeled "Human Shields" in the airy lobby of the Andalus Hotel Apartments here this morning. It sought three additional volunteers to join the 13 already committed to living at the Baghdad South Power Plant to try to prevent its being bombed in the event of war. "There is no more important place for a shield to be," the notice read. Volunteers from half a dozen nations expect to move into a large, collective dormitory...
  • Human Shields” Hold First War Council in Baghdad

    02/18/2003 4:05:53 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 58 replies · 286+ views
    IslamOnline ^ | Feb. 18, 2003 | IslamOnline
    BAGHDAD, February 18 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – The first “war council” opened late Monday, February 17, in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with the “human shields” planning to select their targets carefully and split up into different units while coordinating the action once the battle gets underway. For Ben, a 25-year-old American, there's a lot of work to be done. "We have no plan. We don't have an organization. We don't have a leadership," he admitted at the opening of a first war council of the "human shields" who have come to Baghdad, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP). Their ambitions run...
  • CAPTION THE IDIOT'S TOUR BUS (Baghdad or Bust)

    02/09/2003 11:12:38 AM PST · by Alouette · 61 replies · 403+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Feb. 9, 2003 | Reuters
    Sun Feb 9, 1:48 PM ET A Turkish anti-war convoy of protesters accompanies a red London double decker bus carrying anti-war campaigners through the streets of Istanbul February 9, 2003. The bus was accompanied by Turkish anti-war protesters in their cars during a demonstration through the city. Around 50 campaigners from different countries plan to drive to Baghdad to form human shields against a possible bombing of Iraq. REUTERS/Fatih Saribas Sun Feb 9, 1:37 PM ET A protester hangs out of a red London double decker bus carrying anti-war campaigners who aim to act as human shields in Baghdad,...