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  • Are Americans Going Galt?

    01/12/2014 9:39:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Independent Women's Forum (IWF) ^ | 12 Janaury 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    Ninety-two million Americans are not in the work force—they don’t have jobs and they aren’t looking for jobs. These 92 million Americans aren’t just out of work—they are resigned to being out of work as a way of life. The ballooning numbers of Americans who are resigned to long-term joblessness inspired Roger L. Simon to suggest in a bleakly humorous piece over at PJ Media that Americans are going Galt: Tell all your “Objectivist” friends and the libertarian gang at Reason magazine to break out the champagne. Americans may have skipped the movie of Atlas Shrugged, nor have many read...
  • What is the bumper sticker situation in your state? (Here in MA, O stickers are down 90% from '08)

    09/14/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 102 replies
    MA highways | 9/14/12 | Me
    Here's what my lying eyes are telling me here in occupied Massachusetts. Four years ago every tenth car had an Obama sticker. Today, I see one or two Obama stickers a day. (And one or two Romney stickers.) I spend 2 hours commuting each day. So the Obama bumper sticker count in Massachusetts is down by AT LEAST 90%. That's telling. Enthusiasm is WAY down. What is the bumper sticker count like elsewhere?
  • Annan calls Syria situation 'bleak'

    04/24/2012 3:55:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/12 | Edith M. Lederer and John Heilprin - ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International envoy Kofi Annan told the U.N. Security Council Thursday that the situation in Syria is "bleak" and expressed alarm at reports that government troops are still carrying out military operations in towns where U.N. observers are not present. He expressed particular concern at media reports that government troops entered the central city of Hama on Monday after U.N. observers departed, firing automatic weapons and killing a significant number of people. "If confirmed, this is totally unacceptable and reprehensible," he said. The joint U.N.-Arab League envoy said the speedy deployment of the 300-strong U.N. observer force...
  • Businessman Defuses Anti-Israel Protest in London

    06/30/2011 1:52:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/11 | David Lev
    It's not just IDF officers and Israeli government officials who are targets of anti-Israel mobs when they speak in London. Israeli businesspeople are now apparently also on the firing line. Earlier this week, an anti-Israel mob stormed a show in London, where Israeli real estate officials were promoting investments in Israel. But they met their match when a quick-thinking businessman defused the situation. The event, which had been advertised in local media, took place at a Marriott hotel in London, where several Israeli representatives made presentations. Anti-Israel activists apparently read about it and arrived at the event carrying PLO flags...
  • Report: Terrorists Use Egypt Situation to Return to Gaza

    01/31/2011 5:29:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 1/31/11 | Elad Benari
    Al-Jazeera Television reported on Monday that among the thousands of prisoners who have managed to escape from Egyptian prisons since the protests there began, are also terrorists from the Gaza Strip who have been jailed in Egypt. Among those who have escaped is Hassan Wshah, who was jailed three years ago after he was caught by Egyptian security officials in the Sinai Peninsula and admitted to planning a terrorist attack against Israel. Wshah is a member of the Army of Islam, an Al-Qaeda inspired Gaza-based terrorist group that wishes to see Gaza run by Sharia (Muslim law). He managed to...
  • Obama says situation in Mideast 'unsustainable'

    06/09/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 122+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/10 | Darlene Superville - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called the increasingly tense environment in the Mideast "unsustainable" Wednesday and said Israel needs a "better approach" in blockaded Gaza that would satisfy security and humanitarian needs. Turning his attention to the troubled region as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to the White House for talks, Obama also predicted "real progress" in coming months in U.S. efforts to nudge the Israelis and Palestinians toward direct peace talks. The meeting came a little more than a week after Israel's deadly May 31 raid on a flotilla hoping to break the blockade. Nine men in the...
  • Clinton: Koreas security situation 'precarious'

    05/24/2010 7:43:27 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 77 replies · 2,710+ views
    Clinton: Koreas security situation 'precarious' By MATTHEW LEE (AP) BEIJING — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that North Korea's sinking of a South Korean warship has created a "highly precarious" security situation in the region and that the Obama administration is working to prevent an escalation of tension that could lead to conflict. Speaking to reporters in Beijing shortly after the White House issued a statement offering Washington's full and unequivocal support for Seoul, Clinton said all of North Korea's neighbors, including its chief ally China, understand the seriousness of the matter and want to "contain"...
  • Hostage Situation in Jefferson City, Missouri-(Govenor's Building)

    11/10/2009 8:51:43 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 105 replies · 7,324+ views
    KOMU-TV ^ | 11-10-09 | KOMU-TV
    JEFFERSON CITY - Portions of downtown Jefferson City are shut down due to a possible hostage situation in a government building. State employees in the building say police officers are outside patroling the area with assault rifles. The area is locked down. Follow KOMU online and on Twitter for updates. A viewer called KOMU to say a hostage situation took place in the Governor's Building on Madison Street. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is sending accounts from his Twitter account saying snipers are on the roof of the Jefferson Building and negotiators are on the scene to speak with a suspect...
  • THE NATION'S CURRENT FINANCIAL SITUATION

    09/15/2009 2:08:12 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 39 replies · 2,430+ views
    www.thomas.gov ^ | 09/14/2009 | Representative Michelle Bachmann (R) Minnesota / 6th District
       The SPEAKER pro tempore.: Under a previous order of the House, the gentlewoman from Minnesota (Mrs. Bachmann) is recognized for 5 minutes.    Mrs. BACHMANN.:    Mr. Speaker, the context of my remarks is engaging the issue of the current financial situation that the United States finds itself in.    Mr. Speaker, it was less than 1 year ago that the government began Bailout Nation, which was $700 billion in tax money that was given to the United States Treasury Secretary for the purpose of stabilizing America's financial situation. Let's take just a brief history of what has happened...
  • THE WATER BUBBLE: HOW SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOT INTO ITS PRESENT DROUGHT SITUATION

    03/24/2009 12:55:12 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 12 replies · 1,048+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | March 24, 2009 | David Powell
    David Powell is a retired civil engineer who has resided in Pasadena for the past 37 years. He is a 1949 graduate of Caltech. His engineering career of nearly 40 years with Bookman-Edmonston Engineering was largely involved in the planning of public works projects, including project formulation, evaluation of alternatives (including economic evaluation), preparation of project reports, development of financing programs and related activities. A few thoughts on California water issues from one who had a reasonably responsible forty-year career a a water engineer and water engineering executive. I also can claim some familiarly with Pasadena, having lived in the...
  • Commanders in Iraq Assess Situation Before Changing Force Levels

    12/07/2007 3:44:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 101+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2007 – The first of five brigade combat teams to redeploy without being replaced has now departed Iraq, and most of the soldiers are home in Fort Hood, Texas, a senior Joint Staff official said today. With the departure of 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, commanders in Iraq have adjusted the force posture and will continue to make assessments before the next redeployments, Army Lt. Gen. Carter F. Ham, the Joint Staff director for operations, said in a Pentagon news briefing. Ham and Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, the Joint Staff director for strategic plans and...
  • Explosive Situation at Pharmacy [2oz picric acid packed the punch of nearly half stick of dynamite]

    04/17/2007 12:27:12 PM PDT · by bedolido · 16 replies · 1,052+ views
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 4-17-2007 | staff writer
    COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) - April 17, 2007 - - It's not often that a bomb squad is asked to help clean up a pharmacy. But experts say a 2-ounce sample of picric acid in the basement of Sharrow Drug Store packed the punch of nearly half a stick of dynamite. Store employees found the sample Thursday as they were cleaning out old chemicals. Store owner Nick Sharrow is relieved that the local bomb squad safely destroyed the sample Friday, saying its explosive capability was stunning. "This is very similar to TNT," Sharrow said.
  • Complex Situation in Iraq Requires Patience, Commander Says

    02/22/2007 4:52:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2007 – The environment in Iraq is extremely complex, and the American people are going to have to be patient, the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said in a news conference today. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said the threats to stability differ from province to province, and there is no silver-bullet solution to the situation. He said sectarian strife, Sunni and Shiia extremists, al Qaeda, crime and subversive influences from around the region are the main threats in the country. Odierno briefed Pentagon reporters via a two-way link from his headquarters in Camp Liberty,...
  • Iraq situation 'winnable,' official says

    02/03/2007 4:36:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 463+ views
    Rear Adml. Mark Fox, Communications Director, MNF-I BAGHDAD -- While the situation in Iraq is challenging, it is “winnable,” U.S. Navy Rear Adml. Mark Fox told a group of online journalists and bloggers Friday by telephone.Fox, who has flown combat and contingency missions over Iraq in Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom, is now communications director for Multi-National Force, Iraq. ”Sectarian violence is now the gravest threat to our strategic objectives in Iraq, and to be honest, Iraq is a more complex strategic problem entering 2007 than it was this time last year,” he said. However, he...
  • Complex environment to be resolved primarily by Iraqis, Casey says

    10/25/2006 11:00:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    BAGHDAD — The senior U.S. troop commander in Iraq expressed his belief, Oct. 24, that the country can be stabilized, while acknowledging the “difficult and complex” situation here. “Several factors add to the complexity that we’re now seeing” in Iraq, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq, told reporters in Baghdad. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad accompanied Casey at the news conference. Since the Iraqi elections in December 2005, the nature of the conflict has evolved “from what was an insurgency against us, to a struggle for the division of political and economic power among the Iraqis,”...
  • Iraq Situation ‘Difficult, Complex,’ Casey Says

    10/24/2006 5:18:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 273+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2006 – The senior U.S. troop commander in Iraq today expressed his belief that the country can be stabilized, while acknowledging the “difficult and complex” situation there. “Several factors add to the complexity that we’re now seeing” in Iraq, Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, told reporters in Baghdad. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad accompanied Casey at the news conference. Since the Iraqi elections in December 2005, the nature of the conflict has evolved “from what was an insurgency against us, to a struggle for the division of political and economic...
  • Gen. Casey Outlines Iraq Situation in News Conference

    10/12/2006 4:41:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 432+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2006 – Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld briefed media in the Pentagon yesterday. Following is Casey’s opening statement: “It's been about three and a half months, I think, since I've been back here, and I just wanted to give you an update of where I see us in the mission here and then take your questions. “I think it's no surprise to anyone that the situation in Iraq remains difficult and complex. “What makes for that difficulty, complexity, a couple of things. One, since the elections...
  • What Is Not The Matter With The Middle Class

    09/08/2006 4:29:10 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 768+ views
    American Prospect Magazine ^ | 5 September 2006 | Stephen Rose
    For more than a decade, the Democratic Party -- the self-proclaimed party of the middle class -- has consistently lost the middle class at election time. In 2004, voters with family incomes between $30,000 and $75,000 went for Bush by 6 percentage points, while Congressional Democrats lost this group by 4 points. Among white middle-class voters (one-third of the electorate), Bush won by 22 points and Congressional Republicans by 19 points. What's the matter with the middle class? Democrats like to pin their defeats on national security and culture issues alone, but the progressive economic message is also to blame....
  • Border bust turns into hazmat situation

    08/18/2006 6:53:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 556+ views
    KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^ | Erica Heartquist
    pair of illegal immigrants carrying drugs, weapons, and a suspicious liquid was busted on the border. Authorities say that suspicious liquid could be used to make liquid methamphetamine. It happened Thursday morning, in Santa Cruz County just outside Rio Rico and only a few miles from the Mexican border. "You can't be a hundred percent sure that's what's on the label is in the bottle," said Battalion Chief William Rowe with the Tubac Fire Department. Labels on bottles found read "ethanol." Officials say the lids had been tampered with, so no one could be sure exactly what was inside. The...
  • Two refuelers, one squadron can handle any situation

    07/19/2006 4:36:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 247+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Brian Ferguson
    /19/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The only Air Force squadron that consists of both the KC-10 Extender and the KC-135 Stratotanker is supporting operations throughout Southwest Asia. "We have one-third of the air refueling assets as far as the aircraft and the crews go, but we provide almost 50 percent of air refueling in the area of responsibility," said Lt. Col. Kurt Meidel, 908th Air Refueling Squadron commander. The squadron supports operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and on occasion the Horn of Africa. "You can't compare the two aircraft because both have their good qualities and their bad...
  • Another view of illegal immigration not covered by liberal media.

    05/02/2006 4:15:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 741+ views
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    Another view of the illegal immigration situation not cover by the liberal media. Common Sense A retired border patrol agent shows some common sense. This letter sent to Tennessee Senator Bill Frist from a retired border patrol agent, and it has more common sense than all the bull being spewed from the Senate, with the exception of a few sensible representatives. Dear Senator Frist: There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens. #1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want U.S. citizenship. Americans are very vain thinking that...
  • Security Situation Dominates Iraq Discussions

    12/08/2005 4:40:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 8, 2005 – The security situation in Iraq continues to dominate any discussion of the road ahead in the country, coalition military officials said on background here today. Terrorists and foreign fighters are a far greater problem than their numbers, officials said. While the number of foreign fighters is actually quite small, they cause a huge number of casualties. Officials said the foreign fighters are primarily suicide bombers whose mission is to disrupt upcoming elections and derail the democratic process. Embassy officials said the suicide bombers hope to sap the will of not only Iraqis, but of the...
  • MSNBC DAN ABRAMS RE: JUDGE ROBERTS: "YOU LOOK AT THE NANNY. YOU LOOK AT WHETHER HE SMOKED POT.

    07/20/2005 8:06:21 AM PDT · by KE · 22 replies · 1,622+ views
    CARLSON: So, what do we know about what he as a person thinks? I mean, do we—are there any insights into his personal judicial philosophy? ABRAMS: You know, we know a little bit. We‘ve seen opinions that he‘s written for the past couple of years. But, even on criminal law issues, they haven‘t been uniformly conservative. I mean, I was reading up on one case where a criminal defendant was convicted of fraud. And he joined with a—he joined with an unlikely alliance in that case, which wouldn‘t be the ordinary case. I mean, he took on someone else who‘d...
  • African Union sidesteps Zimbabwe situation

    06/24/2005 12:46:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 369+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/24/05 | Michael Hartnick - AP
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The African Union on Friday sidestepped international demands to act against a so-called urban renewal campaign in Zimbabwe that has left as many as 1.5 million people homeless, while President Robert Mugabe defiantly congratulated police on the operation. Police have torched and bulldozed tens of thousands of homes in the monthlong drive to destroy shantytowns, street markets and even vegetable gardens planted by impoverished city dwellers at a time of acute food shortages. Addressing a police graduation ceremony Thursday, Mugabe said the campaign known as Operation Murambatsvina, or "Drive Out Trash," was wiping out havens for...
  • Breaking News: State Called to Fermi II Plant (coolant leak, plant shut down)

    01/24/2005 3:28:48 PM PST · by kenth · 111 replies · 5,682+ views
    WXYZ.com ^ | 01/24/2005 | WXYZ Action News Team
    State, Wayne, and Monroe officials were called to the Fermi II nuclear plant in Monroe early Monday evening to investigate what they would only call a "situation". Authorities told Action News just after 6:00 that they were responding to some kind of situation within the plant.
  • Where Goes the U.S.-Turkish Relationship?

    12/08/2004 7:23:08 AM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/8/2004 | Soner Cagaptay
    Throughout the 1990s, Turkish foreign policy analysts had an easy job. After all, Turkish foreign policy was predictable. Ankara cooperated enthusiastically with Washington, whether in the Middle East or in the Balkans. Turkey aligned itself with Israel and kept at arms length from Middle Eastern neighbors such as Syria and Iran. In Europe, Ankara traded heavily with the European Union (EU) but did not allow the EU to dictate foreign policy. The European Union's frequent allegations and criticism of human rights abuses in Turkey, especially with regard to Turkey's fight against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK, Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan) terrorists, soured...
  • 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!
  • Good, despite themselves (GOP playing politics with Sandy Berger situation?)

    08/06/2004 3:00:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 699+ views
    Journal-Advocate ^ | 8/05/04 | DONALD KAUL
    Good, despite themselves Article Last Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:54:17 PM MST By DONALD KAUL, Retired Washington columnist, Des Moines Register The Democratic National Convention got off to a rip-roaring start last week with its parade of Golden Oldies - President Jimmy, Uncrowned Prince Al and, of course, Big Bill. Taken together, their speeches constituted the best first day of a political convention in memory. The trio managed to offer a scathing critique of the Bush Administration's preemptive-war strategy, as well as his reverse Robin Hood economic policies, without getting too personal about the president himself (although Jimmy...
  • CA: Angelides leads bond revolt ... defends the state's present situation.

    12/13/2003 9:32:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 153+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/13/03 | Peter Larsen
    <p>As California Treasurer Phil Angelides launched a full-scale assault on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed $15 billion bond measure, Republican Party officials did a slow burn.</p> <p>Angelides - widely expected to run for governor in 2006 - purchased TV ads to criticize the bond plan, arguing that it's wrong to borrow money for debts today that our kids and grandkids will be paying back years from now.</p>
  • The Current Military Situation in Iraq --- Excerpt

    12/05/2003 8:14:06 PM PST · by First_Salute · 21 replies · 612+ views
    This is only a part of the report; the section pertaining to the following U.S. Army division; it begins on the report's page 17: A Visit to the 4th Infantry Division/Taskforce Ironhorse --- November 6, 2003 Part One: General Observations As a preface to this report, I should note that flying into Tikrit on a Blackhawk is an experience in itself. The flight profile is a low altitude, high-speed dash, avoiding roads and populated areas, until the outskirts of Tikrit, when the helicopter must slow down and fly a more predictable path. The helipad is near the 4th ID HQ,...
  • Old or new, governor will face a very tough budget situation

    10/06/2003 3:11:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 178+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/6/03 | Dan Walters
    <p>Two months from now, whoever occupies the suite of offices in the southeastern corner of the Capitol will be sweating bullets.</p> <p>Gov. Gray Davis signed the 2003-04 state budget just two months ago -- a deficit-ridden spending plan that his administration has acknowledged would lead to more red ink. And sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, either he or his successor will be deciding whether to slash state spending by billions of dollars or run the political risk of seeking new taxes.</p>
  • NORTH KOREA: THINGS ARE STARTING TO HAPPEN (Summary Report by "AmericanInTokyo") 3/25/03

    03/25/2003 7:23:42 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 84 replies · 740+ views
    ("Freepranslation") for Free RepublicI find it interesting that some new developments are occuring with respect to NORTH KOREA of which we should take note. These Japanese/Korean news reports are coming in today (25 March 2003) after a relatively quiet and mysterious lull in activities with respect to North Korea for nearly one week now.I caution that these in-and-of themselves are not particularly serious, but are sensitive, noteworthy and should be followed very, very closely by the United States.N. KOREA NOW STARTING TO RAMP UP "INVASION" VITRIOL AGAIN--Several web reports I have seen have quoted dispatches from Pyongyang saying the communist...
  • Removal of Rods @ Nuke Plant Touches Off Increase of US Forces Near Korean Peninsula (Developing)

    02/03/2003 2:59:45 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 128 replies · 585+ views
    [Images from S. Korean TV last night] News agencies throughout Asia are reporting this morning (afternoon/pm Monday US Time) of the incremental building of US Pacific Command military forces in and around the Korean Peninsula.SBS-TV from Seoul, South Korea confirms the Pentagon move to fortress up more US forces around the area including one US aircraft carrier, increased mobilization of F-15s and B-1/B-52 bombers (with support from US Forces Japan and increasing force in Guam of long range bombers), cancellation of transfer orders from Korea, increasing by nearly 3000 US Airforce personnel. (Moderator note: Open Source Info). Top story...
  • Preparing for a Saturday Coup? Venezuela Situation Escalating

    06/13/2002 5:47:18 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 17 replies · 199+ views
    VHeadline.com News Service ^ | June 13, 2002 | Universidad Central de Venezuela (Bolivarian Circle)
    Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) neighborhood watch committee (Bolivian Circle) officials forecast that another attempted coup d'etat will be launched on Saturday (June 15) collateral to an anti-government march on Avendia Bolivar demanding the resignations of both the Attorney General and the Comptroller General of the Republic.According to the neighborhood watch committee--which draws its support from mostly from students and local residents--anti-government demonstration organizers will attempt to divert the march to the Miraflores Presidential Palace and confront pro-government supporters already gathered outside the Palace gates.The group calls on foriegn media to send their own reporters and not to rely on...
  • BUSH TO ALL SET FOR SPEECH TO CRITICS

    04/04/2002 6:30:30 AM PST · by vista500 · 76 replies · 252+ views
    VISTA REPORT ^ | 4-4-02 | Mike Cover
    President Bush will make a statement on the Middle East at 11 a.m. EST in the White House Rose Garden. Press secretary Ari Fleischer said Bush will "exert the moral leadership of the United States to try to bring peace to the region."