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  • The appearance of disappearance: the CIA’s secret black sites

    03/18/2016 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    FT Magazine ^ | 3/18/16 | Edmund Clark and Crofton Black
    Twelve years ago, in a village on the edge of a pine forest not far from Lithuania’s elegant capital Vilnius, workmen constructed an unusual warehouse. It was the size of an Olympic swimming pool with no windows, many air vents and no stated purpose. The site had formerly been a riding stables and a paddock. It had also served as a local watering hole — a welcome one since the village lacked a bar or restaurant. The new building was shiny and modern, incongruous amid the tumbledown farm buildings and Soviet-era housing blocks. The convivial atmosphere of the riding club...
  • State Department Unaware of Reports Iran is Sanitizing Nuclear Sites

    08/05/2015 7:25:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/5/15 | Andrew Kugle
    State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said he was unaware of reports that claim Iran is sanitizing a suspected nuclear site on Wednesday. Bloomberg reported that Congress has received evidence from the intelligence community that Iran is sanitizing a suspected nuclear military site at Parchin. Toner was asked if the State Department has seen the report. “The U.S. intelligence community has informed of evidence that Iran was sanitizing its suspected nuclear military site at Parchin in broad daylight days after agreeing to the nuclear deal with world powers,” the reporter said. “The new evidence, which is classified, satellite imagery picked up...
  • Obama Admin REFUSES TO ANSWER claim that Iran gets to INSPECT ITS OWN suspect nuke sites

    07/24/2015 4:49:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/24/15 | Pamela Geller
    Iran’s Parchin military facility is a key location of suspected nuclear weapons work. The Obama administration ducked concerns Thursday raised by senators in a public hearing that Iran would be responsible for collecting its own soil samples to turn over to the International Atomic Energy Agency for inspection of suspected nuclear sites. The only thing more evil than the Rouhani-Obama pact is the deception and outright lies told by the Obama administration to the American people in order to convince us that the inevitable jihad nukes are not only good for us, but that we have no other alternative...
  • Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites

    06/30/2015 7:52:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    News Max ^ | 06/29/15 | Cathy Burke
    IMPORTANT: Don't make a Terrible Mistake in 2016... Home | America Tags: confederate | generals | honor | forts | leadership Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites By Cathy Burke | Monday, 29 Jun 2015 08:53 PM Short URL| Email Article| Comment| Contact| Print| A A Copy Shortlink An overwhelming majority of Americans say they don't want the Army to rename facilities honoring Confederate generals, a new online survey shows. According to Stars and Stripes, 88 percent of 21,504 online responses voted in favor of keeping the names. The question elicited more than 1,300 comments, Stars...
  • More than 10,000 websites 'blackout' Congress in protest of NSA surveillance laws

    05/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 29 May 2015 12.31 EDT | Alan Yuhas
    More than 10,000 websites blocked users from computers in Congress on Friday, in a demonstration against any possible re-authorization of NSA surveillance powers. “This is a blackout,” read the site to which computers from congressional IP addresses were redirected. “We are blocking your access until you end mass surveillance laws.” “Right now the code affects only visitors from Congress, we’re willing to keep it up,” said Holmes Wilson, a co-founder of Fight for the Future, the group which wrote the code and is leading the online protest. The redirect site also includes semi-nude, sometimes explicit photos submitted by people, under...
  • Why Am I Having So Much Trouble Browsing The Internet? Is It The Things and Sites I'm Visiting?

    01/17/2015 7:54:17 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 80 replies
    January 17, 2014 | myself
    Two weeks ago, I researched online about what "asymmetrical warfare" is, and then all heck broke loose since that time for two weeks. I got knocked off the internet on the average of every ten minutes, every single day. Internet Explorer had monumental issues, but when I did get on I utilized weather data for my area, then on to FR as usual. But when I was on FR, I would get bumped off AGAIN... I had a tech come to the house to find out whether there was any kind of issue with the internet, and he said there...
  • Republicans open investigations into ObamaCare’s disaster sites

    02/17/2014 2:36:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/14 | Jonathan Easley2/
    Republicans are launching investigations into three state-run ObamaCare exchanges that are failing disastrously. Lawmakers are setting their sites on exchanges in Oregon, Maryland and Massachusetts where Democratic governors embraced the healthcare law, and are demanding to know why their expensive online portals remain useless more than four months after launch. On Wednesday, four Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the $304 million in federal grants that Oregon received to build its broken website. “The catastrophic breakdown of Cover Oregon is unacceptable, and taxpayers deserve accountability,”...
  • Boeing picks 15 potential sites nationwide to build 777X

    11/23/2013 11:49:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | November 23, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing has issued a formal request for proposals (RFP) to 15 locations around the United States that will bid for the work of building its forthcoming 777X jet, according to a source close to the discussions. Washington state is one of the 15 sites under consideration. The others include both existing Boeing locations and new “greenfield” sites, the source said. Boeing spokesman Doug Alder confirmed Saturday that the RFPs were sent out late Friday afternoon and into the evening.

    05/19/2012 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 68 replies
    The Martinez Report is a constantly updated site covering U.S. and world news with a focus on politics, finances, media bias, and show-biz.
  • What are your TOP THREE go-to web sites every day?

    10/21/2011 5:51:02 PM PDT · by Wagonboy · 127 replies
    Mine are; FreeRepublic, RealClearPolitics and Drudge. Second tier sites are; Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution and Rush for the pod casts.
  • Open Letter to Human Events et al.

    10/10/2011 11:17:08 AM PDT · by budj · 15 replies
    News sites | na | na
    Whe your intrusive, float-over, real media, crap ads tell me I can close the ad in 12 seconds, be aware I can exit your site in 0.12 seconds.
  • Small-business nightmare: 8 million sites hacked to harm customers' computers

    08/12/2011 10:04:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Link only - Small-business nightmare: 8 million sites hacked to harm customers' computers
  • The Senators Who Say Merely Linking To Certain Sites Should Be A Felony

    05/14/2011 10:24:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    techdirt ^ | 5/13/11 | Mike Masnick
    I wrote earlier about how the new PROTECT IP Act guts parts of the DMCA, but as you dig deeper, it's looking even worse. The original (and now updated) article focused on the use of the term "interactive computer service," which was in a draft copy of the bill. At the last minute, that was changed instead to be "information location tool." While, at first, this may seem to be a narrower definition, there are some serious concerns that this effectively makes it illegal to link to any website that is accused of being "dedicated to infringing purposes." That's because...
  • Soros Sites Hold Con Call To Map Strategy for Planned Parenthood Defense

    02/04/2011 4:17:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    big government ^ | 2/4/11 | Dana Loesch
    It was reported that Alternet, Soros’ Media Matters, and other progressives staged a conference call this afternoon where they mapped strategy to defend Planned Parenthood from the choices Planned Parenthood staffers made on tape. Because apparently there still exist people who will fall for the “pimps’n’hookers” investigative strategy post-James O’Keefe. Instead of focusing on the fact that there is an organization who turned a blind eye to child sex-trafficking, an organization that receives forced federal funding, the group of senior fellows ostensibly chose the route which affords zero defense of women, born or unborn, thereby saving them from compromising their...
  • U.N. told North Korea has more secret atomic sites: envoys ('UN Panel of Experts' report)

    01/31/2011 2:00:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | Louis Charbonneau - Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council committee has been told that North Korea, which has exploded two nuclear devices, may have additional secret atomic facilities, council diplomats said on Monday. The diplomats told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the assessment was included in a confidential report prepared by the so-called U.N. Panel of Experts, a group that monitors compliance with two rounds of U.N. sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear arms program. The report to the U.N. North Korea sanctions committee was based on conversations with a U.S. nuclear scientist, Siegfried Hecker, who saw hundreds of...
  • Adding Fees and Fences on Media Sites

    12/27/2009 10:02:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 894+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/27/09 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and TIM ARANGO
    Over more than a decade, consumers became accustomed to the sweet, steady flow of free news, pictures, videos and music on the Internet. Paying was for suckers and old fogeys. Content, like wild horses, wanted to be free. Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation charges for access to The Wall Street Journal and could do the same on Hulu. Now, however, there are growing signs that this free ride is drawing to a close
  • Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists (Scary)

    11/10/2009 4:46:25 AM PST · by rawhide · 107 replies · 3,936+ views ^ | November 10, 2009 12:01 AM | Declan McCullagh
    In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day. The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization. The subpoena (PDF) from U.S. Attorney Tim Morrison in Indianapolis demanded "all IP traffic to and from" on June 25, 2008. It instructed...
  • U.S. nuclear sites show up on Web

    06/02/2009 6:50:55 PM PDT · by hamlet22 · 8 replies · 1,037+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June, 3, 2009 | Sara A. Carter and Eli Lake
    The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) published last month a detailed 268-page dossier disclosing the addresses and specifications of hundreds of U.S. nuclear-weapons-related facilities, laboratories, reactors and research activities. The document, which was removed from the Web on Tuesday, is a draft declaration of facilities to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. nuclear watchdog, required under agreements that the United States signed in 2004. It is considered highly sensitive though technically not classified. The vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican, said the disclosure revealed "a virtual treasure map for terrorists."
  • U.S., Iraqi Leaders Aim to Restore Iraq’s Historic Sites

    03/13/2009 5:26:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 233+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, March 13, 2009 – U.S. forces and Iraqi officials are working together to restore ancient monuments in Iraq. Army Brig. Gen. Jefforey Smith, deputy commanding general of support for Multinational Division Central and 10th Mountain Division, and other senior leaders escorted Qahtan Jubouri, Iraq’s minister of tourism and antiquities, through the ancient cities of Ur and Nuffar on March 10. “The purpose of this visit was to have the minister of tourism and antiquities meet with public state officials to talk about future projects that are under consideration to reconstruct and excavate some of these sites,”...
  • Iran says any attack on its nuclear sites means war

    07/04/2008 8:28:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 234+ views
    TEHRAN (AFP) — The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards has warned that any Israeli or US attack on its nuclear sites would mean the outbreak of war, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. "Any action against Iran will be interpreted as the start of a war," General Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted as saying late on Thursday. "Iran's response to any military action will make the aggressors regret their decision." The United States has never ruled out an eventual resort to force against Iran over its contested nuclear programme, which the West fears is cover for a...
  • Russia demands permanent access to shield sites

    04/08/2008 12:49:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 63+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/8/08 | Oleg Shchedrov and Christian Lowe
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian concerns over Washington's plan for a missile shield in Europe will only be eased if Russian officers have permanent access to the shield facilities, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. Russia says the planned shield is a threat to its own security and the row over the issue has helped to drive diplomatic relations with the United States to their lowest point since the Cold War. Moscow has, however, agreed to consider a set of confidence-building measures proposed by Washington to allay Moscow's concerns. "In all these many proposals we are interested only in two...
  • Beirut Cashes In On Wealth Of Archaeological Sites

    12/19/2007 10:10:26 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 194+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 12-19-2007 | Hassan Abdo
    Beirut cashes in on wealth of archaeological sitesAs New construction unearths ancient treasures, the law says excavations must precede buildings By Hassan Abdo Special to The Daily Star Wednesday, December 19, 2007 BEIRUT: Passing through the many narrow avenues that make up Achrafieh, few would realize that major archeological excavations are under way all around them. The Beirut neighborhood has been experiencing a development boom in the past few years, and construction projects are ongoing, yet in the midst of all this local archaeologists have been experiencing a boom of their own. Construction companies clearing away old buildings to make...
  • Dating Web Sites Get Cold Shoulder From More Users

    02/10/2007 8:32:12 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 230 replies · 4,417+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 February 2007 | PETE BARLAS INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Valentine’s Day approaches, but it seems consumers are being standoffish about online dating. The number of U.S. Internet users visiting dating Web sites is falling, says a report set to be released Monday. Last year, only 10% of Internet users visited at least one online dating site, down from 16% in 2005 and 21% in 2002, says the report by Jupiter Research. The decline in unique visitors hasn’t yet resulted in a decline in subscribers, the study found, but the trend likely will at some point, analysts say. Other research firms track the same trend. Traffic to seven of the...
  • U.S. had better be ready to raze Iran’s nuclear sites (Charles Krauthammer)

    09/15/2006 10:42:51 PM PDT · by jdm · 79 replies · 2,660+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept 15, 2006 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON - In his televised 9/11 address, President Bush said that we must not “leave our children to face a Middle East overrun by terrorist states and radical dictators armed with nuclear weapons.” There’s only one such current candidate: Iran. The next day, he responded thus (as reported by Rich Lowry and Kate O’Beirne of National Review) to a question on Iran: “It’s very important for the American people to see the president try to solve problems diplomatically before resorting to military force.” “Before” implies that the one follows the other. The signal is unmistakable. An aerial attack on Iran’s...
  • Navy Retiree Drives Mobile Memorial to 9/11 Attack Sites

    09/04/2006 2:52:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 639+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 4, 2006 -- Bruce Gorman is driven, literally, in demonstrating his belief that Americans should close ranks against terrorism and never forget the people who were killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Bruce Gorman poses inside his 36-foot-long International bus parked on the Pentagon’s north parking lot Sept. 2. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gorman retired from the Navy in January as a petty officer first class with 20 years’ service. Since then, the 47-year-old former religious program specialist has poured time, energy and money into a...
  • Extremists Use Holy Sites For Attacks, Hit Civilian Targets

    07/19/2006 3:58:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 372+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Combined Forces Command Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON, July 19, 2006 – Extremists in Afghanistan attacked coalition forces from a religious site yesterday, and targeted several civilian areas this week, including a bridge, a school and a wedding party, military officials in Afghanistan reported. Extremists began firing on coalition forces in the village of Nowzad in Helmand province yesterday. The sniper fire came from the direction of a religious shrine. There were no reported injuries to coalition forces or damage to equipment. In a separate incident in Kandahar province, a supply convoy received small-arms fire from a nearby mosque. While there were no casualties in this incident,...
  • Iraqi government sets sites on improved security

    06/16/2006 4:17:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 166+ views
    BAGHDAD (June 16, 2006) – A week after the death of al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Iraqi security forces, with the support of the Coalition, have beefed up operations aimed at improving security throughout Iraq. In fact, on June 14, only a week after Al-Zarqawi was eliminated, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced a new plan to improve security conditions in Baghdad. During his address, the prime minister emphasized that Iraq’s new constitutionally based, representative government is in charge and providing security. He further noted that he will ensure that Iraq’s security forces are professional, impartial, and continue...
  • Iraqi Police, Marines secure polling sites

    02/03/2006 5:05:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 106+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Pfc. Chistopher J. Ohmen
    KARMAH, Iraq (Feb. 3, 2006) -- Iraq’s national election was a milestone towards making it an independent and free nation. The polling sites in 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment’s area of operations had to be protected from any insurgent activity. The main effort of the Coalition Forces in Iraq is to make conditions where the people can take care of themselves. To further that goal, the Iraqi Police protected the polling sites and the voters waiting in line there. “The IPs did an excellent job of protecting the Iraqi people that wanted to vote,” said 2nd Lt. Bryan R. Kelsey,...
  • FR Poll Discussion: What should be done about Iran's growing nuclear threat to Israel and the world?

    01/22/2006 4:40:22 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 59 replies · 855+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2006 | Free Republic
    Take out the sites Take out the leadership Leave it to Israel Invasion Trade sanctions Continue diplomacy Nothing Don't know/pass Leave it to the UN Other
  • China Shuts 598 Sites for Online Smut

    12/31/2005 9:41:50 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 611+ views ^ | 12 31 05 | associated press
    BEIJING - Chinese police have closed 598 Web sites in a crackdown on pornography, but online gambling and fraud are growing, state media said Friday. The latest crackdown, launched in March, led to 25 arrests, the China Daily Newspaper said, citing figures from the Ministry of Public Security. That figure was low compared with more than 500 people arrested in a nationwide crackdown last year. China has the world's second-largest population of Internet users after the United States, with more than 100 million people online. The communist government encourages Internet use for education and business but has launched repeated campaigns...
  • Ahmadinejad: Holocaust Denier; Says Jews Should Move to Europe

    12/08/2005 2:57:17 PM PST · by forty_years · 15 replies · 1,907+ views ^ | December 8, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is again spouting Jew-hatred, and displaying his complete ignorance of history (but what's rationality when expousing genocide?). In October, he urged that Israel be "wiped off the map." Today, he: ...expressed doubt that the Holocaust occurred and suggested Israel be moved to Europe. ... In his own words: "Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. "Although we don't...
  • The Blood Just Won't Come Off (Kevin) Sites's Hands

    11/21/2005 12:54:35 PM PST · by Mister Ghost · 6 replies · 624+ views
    Iraqi Bloggers Central ^ | Monday, November 21, 2005 | Jeffrey - IBC
    Nothing has angered me more than Kevin Sites's cheap-shot reporting of the shooting of the terrorist in the mosque during Operation Phantom Fury (Fallujah II, November 2004). Several times now Sites has tried to explain himself while everyone can plainly see what kind of person he is. Sites was willing to play judge and jury against a Marine in the middle of a bloody battle. He sold his soul for his 15 minutes of fame. Now Sites is working for Yahoo with his "Hotzone" and again tries to wash the blood from his hands by returning to Fallujah one year...
  • 48th Brigade Prepares Security at Polling Sites

    10/14/2005 4:32:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 254+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 13, 2005 | Army Sgt David Bill
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Hand stands ready to have a barrier lifted off a trailer and emplaced around a local polling site in south Baghdad, Iraq, for the Oct. 15, 2005, Constitutional Referendum. Hand is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Bill 48th Brigade Prepares Security at Polling Sites Iraqi Army soldiers provided security with an outer cordon as 48th Brigade Combat Team battalions put concrete barriers and concertina wire into place. By U.S. Army Sgt David Bill 48th Brigade Combat Team RADWINIYAH, Iraq, Oct....
  • Proposed sites narrowed for nuclear plant (Mississippi, Alabama)

    09/22/2005 10:01:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 548+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/05 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - A consortium of utilities narrowed the potential locations for what could be the first nuclear power plant built in the United States in more than three decades. The group chose sites of existing nuclear power plants in Mississippi and Alabama. The consortium emphasized that no decision had yet been made on whether to seek a license for a new plant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The group is developing an application for advanced approval of the two sites, which would allow for quicker completion of the project if a go ahead is given. The group decided the new...
  • Task Force Soldiers Inspect Iraqi Polling Sites

    08/31/2005 7:23:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 296+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Army Sgt. Daniel W. Bailey
    During the election process, Iraqi police will provide security at the polling sites; Iraqi army troops will provide additional security in the vicinity. By U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel W. Bailey 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORWARD OPERATING BASE NORMANDY, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2005 — To ensure Iraqis in the Diyala Province are confident they can vote safely for the upcoming constitutional referendum and in the December national elections, Task Force Liberty soldiers are keeping a close eye on the polling stations to make sure everything runs smoothly. With the start of voter registration, U.S. soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored...
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • Americans Pick Top U.S. Treasures

    04/29/2005 9:48:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 758+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Yellowstone National Park are the clear front-runners in a national survey conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) that asked Americans to name the top American treasures they would like to visit. Results showed a true appreciation for the nation's natural and historic sites. The top ten selections, in order, were:
  • (Vanity) Civil War Tour: Your Recommendations Needed

    03/31/2005 6:34:19 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 44 replies · 974+ views
    31-March-2005 | stainlessbanner
     Hello FReepers - Need your guidance, suggestions, recommendations for travel.Some friends are making a trip to Virginia and Maryland and would like to visit some battlefields and sites from the War of Northern Aggression.On deck for the trip are the following sites: Gettysburg, PA - G'burg Battlefield, town, collegeSharpsburg, MD - Sharpsburg BattlefieldRichmond, VA - Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond Battlefield, White House, Gaine's MillBaltimore, MD Any insight, experiences, and suggestions would be helpful - which sites are interesting, how you saw them (car, walking, horseback), etc.. Many of you have been to these locations and can share some insider...
  • How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check information

    03/29/2005 5:19:01 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 47 replies · 2,622+ views ^ | 3 28 05 | DAVID EGGERT
    March 28, 2005 How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check informationBy DAVID EGGERTAssociated Press Writer State Sen. Alan Cropsey, R-DeWitt, shown during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting March 15 in Lansing, is sponsoring a bill that would require an Internet dating service to disclose prominently on the Web site whether it had conducted criminal background checks on users. AP File Photo Online dating safetySome tips when meeting people through Internet dating: Start slowly. Communicate by e-mail at first, looking for signs of the other user's behavior. Trust your instincts. Guard your anonymity. Sites often allow...
  • Nearly 26,000 Iraqis Could Vote at 5 U.S. Sites (Detroit, Chicago, L.A., D.C., Nashville)

    01/28/2005 5:01:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 365+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/05 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    Nearly 26,000 Could Vote at 5 U.S. Sites Fri Jan 28, 3:59 AM ET By DEE-ANN DURBIN, Associated Press Writer DETROIT - Before the weekend's over, nearly 26,000 Iraqis from coast to coast will have the chance to cast absentee ballots in their homeland's first free elections in more than 50 years. They'll pull back the curtain, step into the voting booth and do something historic — but also mostly symbolic. They simply don't have enough strength in numbers to significantly alter the results, and most of them know it. "The sense is more often about having the right to...
  • American Who Ran Afghan Jail Says He Sourced CBS

    09/22/2004 9:46:28 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 45 replies · 2,033+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | September 22, 2004 | Joe Hagan
    In a week in which it was burnt by at least one high-profile source, CBS News is being accused by another of having used and abandoned him. The Observer has learned that CBS News and Dan Rather made use of Jonathan (Jack) Idema, a former Green Beret, mercenary and rogue soldier, who was tried and sentenced on Sept. 15 to 10 years in an Afghan prison for operating a private jail and torturing civilians he claimed were Al Qaeda operatives. Mr. Idema is now accusing CBS News of abandoning him after having what appears to have been an ad hoc...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!
  • Sites Offered Video to Marine Brass???

    11/29/2004 6:36:36 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 24 replies · 801+ views
    FoxNews O'Reilly | 11/29/04 | ForGod'sSake
    I was passing by the teevee when I heard Col. Hunt(ret) tell Bill O'Reilly that Sites, the NBC cameraman who shot the footage of the Marine popping the insurgent faker, offered his video to the Marines and they weren't interested.
  • What happened in the Fallujah mosque (Sites & MSNBC again)

    11/22/2004 9:04:46 AM PST · by Ordinary_American · 11 replies · 872+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 22, 2004 | Kevin Sites
    Since the shooting in the mosque, I've been haunted that I have not been able to tell you directly what I saw or explain the process by which the world came to see it as well. As you know, I'm not some war-zone tourist with a camera who doesn't understand that ugly things happen in combat. I've spent most of the last five years covering global conflict. But I have never in my career been a "gotcha" reporter -- hoping for people to commit wrongdoings so I can catch them at it.
  • Newsman Who Taped Marine Shooting Captive Keeps Silent

    11/18/2004 12:59:19 PM PST · by Pikamax · 334 replies · 5,710+ views
    NyTimes ^ | 11/18/04 | ROBERT F. WORTH
    Newsman Who Taped Marine Shooting Captive Keeps Silent By ROBERT F. WORTH EAR FALLUJA, Iraq, Nov. 18 - The American photographer whose videotape of what appears to be a marine shooting a wounded Iraqi is generating a storm of outrage in the Arab world maintained his steadfast silence on Wednesday, saying he wanted to continue reporting on the incident before commenting. "As sensitive as this is, we want to make sure the world has an accurate picture of the events," the photographer, Kevin Sites, a freelance cameraman working for NBC News, told a reporter at the military base near Falluja...
  • NBC Rockefeller Center Freeping. We should organize this quickly. [Marine, Fallujah shooting]

    11/16/2004 6:43:00 AM PST · by TFine80 · 102 replies · 5,427+ views
    Last night I was sickened listening to the glee in the NBC radio report of this so-called crime. In one swoop there are demoralizing our troops in a combat zone, producing propaganda for our enemies around the world, and getting revenge on the President for his victory. In my mind, this is also about making emends in the MSM for the perception that the (half-hearted) NBC response to the false AL-Qaqaa story represented a stand for decency and honor (and the memory of David Bloom). I think with the help of local talk radio and the Freepers in NYC, we...
  • Let's help this Marine (VANITY)

    11/16/2004 10:27:35 AM PST · by oldleft · 57 replies · 2,117+ views
    self | 11/16/04 | self
    I'm so damn mad about the cruxifiction that the brave Marine in the NBC video is taking. It make me want to put a boot up someone's behind, but since that would get me in trouble I've decided to try and take some action. If this goes to court martial I think we should take up a defense account for this guy and his family. Before that we can Freep the hell out of the media and the NIS for that matter. Any suggestions about how to support this guy would be appreciated and make my feel better.
  • Kevin Sites - (Fallujah shooting incident)

    11/17/2004 8:05:47 AM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 84 replies · 10,610+ views
    E-mail ^ | 11/17/04 | Unknown
    What happens when you send an anti-war activist to Iraq with our Marines? You get an ordinary wartime incident blown out of proportion and presented in such a way that a good soldier ends up accused of war crimes. One of our fighting men has come "under investigation" for shooting a terrorist who was pretending to be dead in a mosque. of course, the media is spinning this as a "shooting of a wounded, unarmed Iraqi". Fact is that this was a terrorist playing dead, hoping one of our troops would get close enough to kill, or hoping to escape...
  • Fund for Marine shooter

    11/17/2004 8:36:02 AM PST · by Andyman · 85 replies · 3,230+ views
    Vanity | 11/17/2004 | Andyman
    I'm wondering if a FReeper with some experience in the arena would like to set up a fund for the Marine who shot that wounded terrorist in the mosque. I get the feeling he is going to be railroaded and will need some help. Whether it be for lawyer's fees, support for his family, or simply just to show him that there are real Americans who support him, I'd like to contribute to such a fund. Suggestions?
  • Fahrenheit Falluja

    11/17/2004 2:55:43 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 9 replies · 1,380+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 17 November 2004 | Irwin N. Graulich
    It is the Rodney King incident, Iraqi style. A piece of war taken totally out of context, for ratings and to make a reporter's career. Kevin Sites, the embedded NBC reporter in Falluja has tried to pull a "Michael Moore," using an "innocent (sic)" insurgent terrorist lying dead on the floor or playing possum with the marines. One day before, an enemy body lay in a similar position with a hidden booby trap, wounding several Americans. Another group of soldiers had previously been seriously injured by an Islamic combatant, who seemingly arose from the dead with his AK-47 blazing. This...