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  • Big Fish Stories Getting Littler {Then and now WOW}

    02/12/2014 8:28:19 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies
    http://www.radiolab.org ^ | Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | Robert Krulwich
    For generations, tour boats have been collecting fishing enthusiasts in Key West, Fla.: taking them for a day of deep sea casting; providing them rods, bait, companionship; and then, when the day ends, there's a little wharf-side ceremony. Everyone is invited to take his biggest fish and hook it onto the "Hanging Board"; a judge compares catches, chooses a champion, and then the family that caught the biggest fish poses for a photograph. The one up above comes from 1958. Notice that the fish on the far left is bigger than the guy who, I assume, caught it; and...
  • Bill Clinton: Obamacare Will 'Empower People to Have Better Life Stories'

    09/04/2013 10:10:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Bill Clinton: Obamacare Will 'Empower People to Have Better Life Stories' September 4, 2013 - 12:42 PM By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) - Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that the role of government is to “empower people to have better life stories” by working with the private sector, NGOs, and citizens, and Obamacare helps achieve that goal. "I have believed all my life that the role of government was to work with the private sector and non-governmental groups and communities and ordinary citizens, essentially to empower people to have better life stories. And that's what this whole issue is about,"...
  • Dot Matrix

    07/15/2013 4:27:10 PM PDT · by az1roadrunner · 16 replies
    Az1roadrunner | 11/12/2012 | Matthew J Foreman
    Alliance, Nebraska Newspaper Jobs Right after getting my bachelor’s degree a friend of mine found a job for me in beautiful Alliance, Nebraska. It was selling advertising for the local newspaper, which basically revolved around walking around town and talking the local merchants into buying advertising in the newspaper. Alliance was at that time, a pretty boring town. Most of the railroad workers spent their waking spare time in one of the bars, like “Wonderbar” or “The Iron Horse”. There was also a combination bowling alley, strip joint bar. You just walked through a door from the bowling alley and...
  • Founders tell their stories

    01/30/2013 4:39:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 30/5/10
    Founders Series, preserving the statement of the 1948 generation.
  • Please watch this YouTube video.

    11/05/2012 6:51:03 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 5, 2012 | Dan Miller
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsa4uLmTw0M?feature=player_detailpage] Video linkIt's excellent. Big Bird may not like it, but I do. If you are for the birds and like to listen to stories devoid of truth and substance, Vote Obama.
  • President Obama Has Failed to Tell Enough Stories.

    07/18/2012 8:05:53 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 13, 2012 | Dan Miller
    That's what he says has been his greatest problem as our President. Therefore, it must be true.President Obama's plight is a sad one, because he has done an historic and truly remarkable job in every other respect. Due to my post-partisan concern for his continued success, I have thought long and hard about this, his greatest problem, and have tried to help him. It is now clear that he has simply had story-tellers' cramp and that he needs only more stories as models for his own. Here's one that should help. It's a story I heard in Venezuela from a...
  • Utah's year in religion: Milestones for many faiths [Mormonism]

    12/26/2011 9:54:27 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Dec. 25, 2011
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Two members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints running for President. A hit Broadway musical called "The Book of Mormon." Mormons have held the spotlight this year. But across our state milestones have been marked for many faiths that make up the religious background of Utah. From politics to arts, many throughout the country dub this "The year of the Mormons." Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney was on the cover of Newsweek in June, his head atop the body of a dancing missionary actor from "The Book of Mormon" Broadway musical, which won...
  • Networks Run More Cain 'Scandal' Stories in a Week Than They Did Obama's Ties to Ayers, Rezko

    11/07/2011 6:41:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/7/11 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Monday, the broadcast network news outlets of ABC, CBS and NBC ran a total of 84 stories on the sexual harassment allegations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in the week following Politico publishing its hit piece. That is more coverage than they gave to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's connections to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, convicted real estate developer Tony Rezko, or America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright throughout the entire campaign. According to LexisNexis, from February 2007 when Obama announced his candidacy to Election Day 2008, ABC ran 20 stories on Ayers, CBS did thirteen, and NBC...
  • Rick Perry is not much different than Lyndon B. Johnson.

    09/23/2011 8:26:34 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 87 replies
    I guess I don't have a heart by posting this, eh ? Mark my words, this guy is not a conservative. He did more to defend the legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson last night than promote Goldwater-Reagan conservatism. When my mom was born in the 1960s, the United States had been enjoying a time of great economic prosperity under the leadership of John Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower. A tragedy in Dallas left the country into the hands of Texan who may have been a good dad to his daughters, but he was a nightmare that is still haunting the USA....
  • Horror Stories from the Border Obama Refuses to Control

    03/16/2011 4:02:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Floyd Reports ^ | 3/16/11 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The State of Texas has set up a website to collect and post the stories real victims of Barack Obama’s non-enforcement of border policies have to tell. The stories these real Americans tell need to be heard and acted on if we are ever to gain control of our southern border. Here are some of the witness accounts posted on the site: “[W]e do have lots of drugs and humans crossing the ranch and we did feel that our lives were in danger. On several occasions, we had illegal immigrants trying to break into our house. I had to hold...
  • The 10 Biggest 'Non-Story' Stories of 2010 (What the media should have reported but did not)

    01/04/2011 11:21:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2011 | George Scaggs
    No doubt, 2010 was a historic year. While it's not unusual for Big Media's undeniable bias to lead them to miss, if not intentionally ignore, certain stories, in terms of volume, 2010 seems to have offered a banner crop. Granted, no single story in 2010 compares to the biggie they missed in 2009: the ascendancy of the "Tea Party" movement. After the better part of a year, the mainstream press finally caught up in 2010. Oh, sure, they're still miscasting and criticizing the phenomenon, but they no longer deny its existence or impact. The delightful irony in Big Media's year-long...
  • Top 6 most covered Tea Party news stories of the year

    12/29/2010 4:38:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/28/10 | Alex Pappas
    Top 6 most covered Tea Party news stories of the yearAlex Pappas--the Daily Caller Tue Dec 28, 1:26 am ET Tea Party activists often say the media ignored them when the movement burst onto the political scene in 2009. They can’t say the same thing about 2010. Thousands of articles were written over the last 12 months about Tea Party activists, whether it had to do with Scott Brown’s election to the Senate, President Obama’s health-care bill or the year’s midterm elections. As we look back on those articles, here’s our list of the top 6 of the most covered...
  • True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash

    08/23/2010 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    daily caller ^ | 8/23/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Katie Couric once described bloggers as journalists who gnaw at new information “like piranhas in a pool.” But increasingly, many bloggers are also secretly feeding on cash from political campaigns, in a form of partisan payola that erases the line between journalism and paid endorsement. “It’s standard operating procedure” to pay bloggers for favorable coverage, says one Republican campaign operative. A GOP blogger-for-hire estimates that “at least half the bloggers that are out there” on the Republican side “are getting remuneration in some way beyond ad sales.”
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • THE RADAR: 10 Brewing Stories You Need To Watch Right Now

    05/17/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,296+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-17-2010 | Gregory White
    THE RADAR: 10 Brewing Stories You Need To Watch Right Now Gregory White May. 17, 2010, 1:04 PM Right now, uncertainty is stretching over markets worldwide as micro issues, like the BP oil spill, and massive one's, like the collapse of the euro, rattle traders minds. We've got the most important stories, both long and short term, you need to watch here, with details of where they are and where they might head next. Click to see the stories you must be following >[snip]
  • CRAZIEST CHRISTMAS STORIES

    12/22/2009 5:39:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 9 replies · 515+ views
    Catholic League ^ | December 21, 2009 | Bill Donohue
    There is a Christmas tree inside town hall in Cary, North Carolina, but town officials couldn’t bring themselves to call it by its proper name, so they relabeled it the “Community Tree.” They used to have a “Holiday Tree” in Madison, Wisconsin, but even that was deemed too improper this year, so they opted for “The State Capitol Tree.” American Atheists threw a party decorating what they called their “Solstice Tree.” Vineland, New Jersey opted to call their Christmas parade the “Holiday parade,” maintaining that because Urban Enterprise Zone dollars are used to fund the parade, they can’t call it...
  • Bonnie Henry : Their stories share theme: survival

    11/09/2009 4:51:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 559+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Bonnie Henry
    One landed on Omaha Beach just past dawn on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The other survived a German POW camp. Neither claims to be a hero — which is precisely why we honor these two Tucsonans as Veterans Day approaches. "Yes, I was scared. You had to be. But I credit our training for getting me through," says Bob Kirby, 88. A corporal with the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion, Kirby waded in chest-deep water onto Omaha Beach 50 minutes past the first landings. "Bodies were floating all around, and bullets were pinging in the water. I don't know why we...
  • The Upstreamers

    09/18/2009 2:33:46 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 1 replies · 297+ views
    2007 | Kiyoshi Shigematsu
    Strong winds have always blown across this vast grassy plain. Perhaps the area's topography has something to do with it, but the direction of the wind remains constant, irrespective of the time or season: From east to west, from the horizon where the sun rises to the horizon where the sun sets. Swept by the unceasing winds, the misshapen trunks and branches of shrubs all incline to the west. Tall grasses do not grow here, and the grasses that do grow all lie flat on the ground, bending westward. Caravans and herding folk traverse the single road that crosses the...
  • Pregnant Woman Falls Four Stories in Car

    06/23/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,239+ views
    UPI ^ | June 23, 2009
    Police in Massachusetts said a 31-year-old pregnant woman was miraculously unharmed after accidentally backing her car off the fourth story of a parking garage. Springfield Police Lt. Rupert Daniel said the woman, who was alone in her car at the time, accidentally put her Hyundai Sonata in reverse and drove off the fourth story of the downtown garage, plunging 40 feet to the sidewalk below, WWLP-TV, Springfield, reported Tuesday. The woman was treated for minor injuries at Baystate Medical Center and released.
  • Stories and videos you'll digg, and a couple you'll want to bury

    06/18/2009 9:07:59 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | June 18, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    The headlines and videos conservatives should digg for the day are up - as well as a couple bury suggestions. http://diggsandburies.blogspot.com/
  • Top 10 Political Stories to Watch For In 2009

    01/05/2009 6:21:57 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 2 replies · 1,241+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | January 5, 2009 | Rachel Marsden
    Barack Obama and the media: The marathon make-out session between President Barack Obama and the mainstream media will continue – in Bill Clinton’s former hotel room, better known as the Oval Office. Obama will shrug off any responsibilities that Clinton’s “third term” appointees can’t contend with, and everyone will be expected to understand that it’s still all George W. Bush’s fault. At the end of the year, Obama will emerge as the president who aged the least during his first year in office. Israel and Palestine (featuring Hillary Clinton): It would appear that the world’s most boring and predictable soap...
  • Top 100 Stories of 2008 #7: Invisibility Becomes More than Just a Fantasy (able to deflect bullets?)

    01/04/2009 2:47:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,532+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 12/21/08 | Stephen Ornes
    Researchers are cloaking materials from light, sound, and even matter itself. Two years ago a team of engineers amazed the world (Harry Potter fans in particular) by developing the technology needed to make an invisibility cloak. Now researchers are creating laboratory-engineered wonder materials that can conceal objects from almost anything that travels as a wave. That includes light and sound and—at the subatomic level—matter itself. And lest you think that cloaking applies only to the intangible world, 2008 even brought a plan for using cloaking techniques to protect shorelines from giant incoming waves. Engineer Xiang Zhang, whose University of California...
  • Top ten political shockers of 2008.

    01/04/2009 1:38:42 PM PST · by rrdog · 11 replies · 757+ views
    U4prez.com ^ | 1/03/2008 | brinmat
    This is actually a pretty good list if you visit the link. Spitzer, Palin, Blago, Obama. 2008 was certainly one of the weirdest years politically. Who would have predicted the fall of Hillary and at the hands of Obama who is so much more to the left than even Hillary.
  • Michael Savage Reveals "Psychological Nudity" (book review of Doc's book)

    11/03/2008 4:02:27 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies · 1,629+ views
    WebCommentary.com ^ | 10-30-08 | Barbara Anderson
    Michael Savage has a new book out called “Psychological Nudity”. This is a catchy title for his gathering of stories about his life. They bare glimpses of what makes him tick. Since Savage will probably not be getting a good review from the “New York Times“, (which he calls the “Old York Times”), this book deserves one, so here it is. Other newspapers will also not be reviewing his book favorably. Maybe this is why they are sinking like a rock in their readership numbers. People recognize quality and truth when they see it. In this book of eclectic stories...
  • Project Captures Newer as Well as Older Veterans’ Stories

    07/30/2008 10:37:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 78+ views
    OMAHA, Neb., July 30, 2008 – As competitors were hurrying from one competition to the next at the 28th National Disabled Veterans Wheelchair Games, some paused between venues to commit to history their accounts of their military service and the impact it’s had on their lives. Steve Hollingshead, an audiovisual specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, puts a microphone on retired Army Lt. Col. Jim Howe, before conducting an interview for the Veterans History Project. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Tucked quietly away from the brightly lit competitions, Steve Hollingshead from...
  • Real American Stories

    07/05/2008 8:32:50 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 5 replies · 298+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/5/08 | foxnews.com
    http://www.realamericanstories.com/ People describe what it means for them to be an American.
  • Who’s Better Looking

    06/28/2008 5:03:37 PM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies · 113+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 6/28/08 | Revski
    Pig humor with a moral, the moral is, a pig is a pig and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
  • Melancholy Serenades

    06/11/2008 1:34:59 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 118+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 11, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Melancholy Serenades by: Malcolm A. Kline, June 11, 2008 Education professionals think that they have come up with a way to get middle school students to share their life experiences in a way that is both therapeutic and instructive but the exercises they have concocted may prove to be intrusive at best. “In their writer’s notebook, students draw a horizontal line across the page,” Karen D. Wood writes in the May 2008 issue of Middle School Journal. “Above the line, they note the highlights of their lives; moments that are fond memories.” “Below the line, they note the lowlights of...
  • Better Looking Pig

    05/09/2008 7:43:16 AM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies · 75+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 5/9/08 | Revski
    Pig humor with a moral, the moral is, a pig is a pig and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
  • Terry Mattingly: 2007's top religious story: 'values voters'

    12/29/2007 6:58:42 AM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies · 108+ views
    Albaqure Trib ^ | December 29, 2007 | Terry Mattingly
    It was a simple commercial, with Mike Huckabee posed in front of a set of scandalously empty white bookshelves that, when framed just right beside a Christmas tree, formed a glowing cross behind the candidate. And, lo, the former Southern Baptist pastor told the voters: "Are you about worn out by all the television commercials you've been seeing, mostly about politics? I don't blame you. At this time of year, sometimes it's nice to pull aside from all of that and just remember that what really matters is a celebration of the birth of Christ and being with our family...
  • New Republic Iraq stories questioned (What's up with Pvt. Beauchamp aka "Scott Thomas" anyway?)

    08/08/2007 9:20:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 896+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/8/07 | John Milburn and Ellen Somin - ap
    NEW YORK - A magazine gets a hot story straight from a soldier in Iraq and publishes his writing, complete with gory details, under a pseudonym. The stories are chilling: An Iraqi boy befriends American troops and later has his tongue cut out by insurgents. Soldiers mock a disfigured woman sitting near them in a dining hall. As a diversion, soldiers run over dogs with armored personnel carriers. Compelling stuff, and, according to the Army, not true. Three articles by the soldier have run since January in The New Republic, a liberal magazine with a small circulation owned by Canadian...
  • Dig.com Reveals News Stories Fade After 1 Hour

    04/24/2007 3:23:47 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 490+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-24-2007 | Belle Dumé
    Digg.com reveals news stories fade after 1 hour 16:18 24 April 2007 NewScientist.com news service Belle Dumé Online news articles can lose their appeal in as little as an hour. That is the message from two statistical physicists who analysed the way people access information on the user-driven news site Digg.com. Fang Wu and Bernardo Huberman of HP Labs in Palo Alto, California, US, studied Digg in an effort to understand the way online news readers consume stories. Through a statistical analysis of the site, the researchers discovered that just a handful of stories hog most people's attention and most...
  • New Pentagon Channel ‘Recon’ Shares Stories of Conspicuous Courage

    04/12/2007 5:13:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 429+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2007 – It was supposed to be a routine security patrol in Mosul, Iraq, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, 2005. Army Pfc. Stephen Sanford and his fellow soldiers of the Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, planned to arrest suspected insurgents, take them back to the detention center and “relax, stretch out a bit.” Instead, squad members would find themselves in an intense firefight. “There was just this massive explosion,” Sanford said. “You could see flashes and automatic weapons fire. It was sensory overload. It was incredibly loud. You could smell the...
  • ABC’s "20/20" Seeking "Armed Citizen" Stories

    04/07/2007 3:24:54 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 35 replies · 1,836+ views
    nraila.org ^ | Friday, April 06, 2007 | nra
    Gun ban groups often claim that private citizens rarely, if ever, use guns in self-defense. ABC News’ "20/20" is now putting that claim to the test, asking viewers to submit their own real-life "Armed Citizen" stories. ABC’s website asks: Have you ever defended yourself from a crime in your home, in your business, or in public by using a gun? Perhaps you warded off a potential attacker by simply showing a gun? If you’ve personally used a gun in a legitimate act of self-protection against a criminal attacker, we encourage you to tell your story to ABC News. To tell...
  • 10 most underreported stories of 2006

    01/05/2007 10:02:54 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 01/03/2007
    10 most underreported stories of 2006 WND readers, editors compile annual 'Operation Spike' list -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 3, 2007 The controversial movement to merge the U.S., Mexico and Canada into what critics call a "North American Union" – in the face of what is already a massive, national illegal immigration and border security crisis – tops the list of the 10 most "spiked" or underreported stories of the last year, according to an annual WND survey. At the end of each year, news organizations typically present their retrospective replays of what they consider to have been the top news stories...
  • (Not) Howie Carr Live Thread: Col. Dave Hunt,Reporting For Duty

    11/24/2006 9:44:21 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies · 985+ views
    http://www.howiecarr.com ^ | 11/24/06 | raccoonradio
    Col. Hunt filling in for Howie today. Happy...Howie-Days! Read below for Howie's latest column...can I get me a huntin' license here?
  • Chairman Lists War on Terror Stories Not Being Covered

    10/05/2006 5:16:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 498+ views
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 5, 2006 – At each stop during a visit here yesterday, people asked Marine Gen. Peter Pace what stories are not getting out to the American people about the war on terror. In response, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff listed the three most significant stories from the war on terror that are not getting coverage. Pace said one of the most significant aspects of the war not getting coverage is the enormous number of women going to school in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The Taliban in Afghanistan forbade women from attending school. Now, almost...
  • History Channel, Third Army tell Soldiers’ stories

    07/12/2006 4:39:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 341+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Tanya Van Buskirk
    ATLANTA (Army News Service, July 12, 2006) – Producers from The History Channel’s “Mail Call,” a one-hour weekly show highlighting military history and events, arrived to an enthusiastic reception at Third Army’s Digital Video and Imagery Distribution hub in Atlanta, Ga., last week. The television series is filming its 100th episode on the DVIDS mission and how Third Army Public Affairs tells service members’ stories around the world through DVIDS and satellite technology. “Third Army’s DVIDS and ‘Mail Call’ are trying to do the same job,” said R. Lee Ermey, host of “Mail Call.” DVIDS has provided Ermey and his...
  • New York, Los Angeles papers defend publishing terror stories

    07/01/2006 2:26:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,017+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 7/1/06 | AP
    Top editors from the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, responding to criticism over publishing stories about a government program that tracked millions of financial records in search of terrorists, on Saturday defended their decisions to publish government secrets. "We weight the merits of publishing against the risks of publishing," wrote Dean Baquet, Los Angeles Times editor, and Bill Keller, New York Times executive editor, in an op-ed piece that ran in both newspapers. "There is no magic formula, no neat metric for either the public's interest or the dangers of publishing sensitive information," the piece continued. "We...
  • Keeping Stories Alive, Museum showcaseshistory of area soldiers

    06/23/2006 5:36:23 AM PDT · by milbuf · 1 replies · 110+ views
    The (Muncie) Star Press ^ | 28 May 2006 | Rick Routledge
    Keeping stories alive Museum showcases history of area soldiers. RIC ROUTLEDGE The (Muncie) Star Press PORTLAND, Ind. -- The Museum of the Soldier does more than just tell the story of war; it tells the stories of soldiers from our area, and makes the museum very personal. The museum "is a mission to preserve and to remember all of the service men and women and (keep) their stories alive," said museum director and co-founder Jim Waechter. "I know it sounds trite, but it's true and, for me, it's very emotional." Bill Hinkle understands. His father, Wayne, practiced law in Portland...
  • Defense lawyers give stories of Marines under investigation - Haditha

    06/10/2006 9:51:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,180+ views
    The lawyer for a sergeant who led a squad of Marines during an incident that left civilians dead in Haditha, Iraq, says his client insists his unit was following military rules of engagement, did not intentionally target any civilians and did not try to cover up what it had done. No one has yet been charged in the Haditha case, which centers on allegations that a small number of Marines from Camp Pendleton's 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment killed 24 Iraqi civilians - included unarmed women and children - on Nov. 19 after a roadside bomb in the town killed...
  • Top Ten Junk Science Stories of the Past Decade

    04/07/2006 5:02:25 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 8 replies · 1,191+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, April 06, 2006 | Steven Milloy
    My web site JunkScience.com celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 1, 2006. To mark the event, this column spotlights 10 big junk science stories of the last 10 years. In no particular order, they are: 1. The most toxic manmade chemical? That’s what some called dioxin, a by-product of natural and industrial combustion processes and the “contaminant of concern” in the Vietnam-era defoliant known as Agent Orange. Billions of dollars have been spent studying and regulating dioxin, but debunking the scare only cost a few thousand dollars. Keying off Ben & Jerry’s claim on its ice cream packages that “there...
  • Sergeant Tells Soldiers’ Stories

    04/03/2006 4:55:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 338+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. David Albano
    U.S. Army Sgt. Dennis Gravelle photographs a member of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team searching an Iraqi suspect in the streets of Mosul, Iraq. U.S. Army photo U.S. Army Sgt. Dennis Gravelle Sergeant Tells Soldiers’ Stories By Maj. David Albano 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MOSUL, Iraq, April 3, 2006 — Soldiers do what soldiers do; they fight wars. When they do, who better to tell their stories of heroism, commitment and sacrifice than a public affairs soldier? Reporting and photographing combat soldiers is the “Fighting” 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment’s mission...
  • Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

    03/13/2006 12:54:46 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 70 replies · 4,528+ views
    http://stopthedrugwar.org/ ^ | 3 13 06 | stopthedrugwar.org
    We've got something for everybody this week: Cops as gangsters, DEA agents as thieving real estate speculators, a Texas police chief who never let any drug evidence get away, cops in Miami and Chicago planting drugs, evidence gone missing in East St. Louis, and, of course, another greedy prison guard, this time in Georgia. Let's get to it: In Los Angeles, at least 19 people, including five police officers have been charged with belonging to a ring led by LAPD Officer Ruben Palomares that committed armed robberies disguised as drug raids. Thirteen had been previously charged in the case, but...
  • Top 10 overlooked stories of 2005

    01/03/2006 9:30:55 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 70 replies · 1,970+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 01/03/2006 | James Rutz
    Top 10 overlooked stories of 2005 -------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com If you're tired of hearing the rehashes of Katrina, Iraq, terrorism, et al., this will give you a little breather. 1. World evangelization. The Earth is becoming Christian at a very fast clip. My best estimate is that there are 64 million more Christians now than a year ago. That breaks down to 175,000 a day (births plus conversions minus deaths). The numbers are debatable, of course, but I've consulted with several of the best religion statisticians on the planet, and my stats are defensible, being partly based on denominational...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....1 - 03 and 04 - 06...Words in Reprise

    01/03/2006 2:56:56 AM PST · by DollyCali · 191 replies · 1,604+ views
    DollyCali and All the Finest | January 3, 2006 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Funniest news stories of 2005

    12/30/2005 7:42:36 AM PST · by Paloma_55 · 16 replies · 1,622+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/28/05 | Joe Kovaks
    Wow, what a year! It seems just yesterday that Sandy "Burglar" Berger had found a novel way to preserve classified documents by pickling them in his pants and socks. But alas, those were the good ol' days of 2004. Thankfully, we have a fresh batch of classic comic events from 2005, so let's get right to it.
  • Important stories of 2005: your choices?

    12/23/2005 11:37:48 AM PST · by IntheHillsGolden · 15 replies · 328+ views
    My choices of the most important 2005 news stories are: The legalized killing of Terri Schindler. The Texas sanitation workers who drowned those "stray dogs". The astounding positive changes in Iraq, and the Iraqi elections. The Gas gouging price schemes of summer - blamed and poorly justified on 'hurricane Katrina'. The ridiculous last minute ploy to attempt to circumvent the Law regarding "Tookie" Williams. How about your choices? In your opinion, what are your "most important 2005 news stories"?
  • "Winning Iraq: The Untold Story” — FNC - Saturday, 9pm EST (stories of courage and success)

    12/01/2005 8:28:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 88 replies · 3,046+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/05 | Greg Palkot
    Reporter's Notebook: The Making of "Winning Iraq" By Greg Palkot FNC's Greg Palkot It was one of those good news/bad news offers. The good news is you get to go to Iraq to do something more than the typical schedule of live shots. The bad news is you get to go to Iraq and do more than the typical schedule of live shots. Meaning: You put yourself in as much harm's way as nearly possible to find out how people not trying to cause harm are living. You see the point is, we, out of necessity in the business,...
  • Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villain

    10/09/2005 5:59:20 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 19 replies · 8,971+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/10/2005 | James Langton
    Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villainBy James Langton(Filed: 09/10/2005) A children's picture book for conservatives whose villains include Hillary Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy has become the surprise publishing hit of the year. Sales of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! have rivalled even the latest Harry Potter novel, with the book racing up the best-seller charts after it was published two weeks ago.   'Congresswoman Clunkton' Written by Katharine DeBrecht, a mother of three, it tells the story of two young brothers who try to make money from a lemonade stall but are thwarted...