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  • Liam Neeson: Taken films have put Americans off travelling to Europe

    01/01/2015 1:11:04 PM PST · by the scotsman · 59 replies
    Yahoo Movies UK ^ | 31st December 2014 | Yahoo Movies UK
    'Liam Neeson says he’s received many letters from Americans too scared to travel to Europe after watching the ‘Taken’ films. The 62-year-old actor stars as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills in the action franchise and admits fans have written to him saying they’re frightened of travelling abroad due to the storylines in which his wife and daughter are kidnapped. Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, while promoting 'Taken 3', he said: “Just the other day I got a letter from a school teacher in Texas who had tried to take 60 students to Europe and the families of 40 of...
  • Child taken from womb by social services

    12/01/2013 11:46:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    telegraph ^ | November 30, 2013 | Colin Freeman
    A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers. Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb. The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown. The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she...
  • America Will Find Out How A Termed Out Socialist Will Govern (pic)

    12/04/2012 10:54:39 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Seeking immediate advice about my dog - who is in *another state* with our dog-sitter

    07/02/2011 9:49:45 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 99 replies
    2 Jul 2011 | me
    In a nutshell: Back in May, a friend of my daughter agreed to dog-sit our 1.5 year old sweet dog while we traveled to NJ to visit my father (who has metastatic cancer and heart ailments/surgical defibrillator). For weeks prior to our trip, we were reassured this family would not be traveling over the 4th of July holiday, and that the dog-sitting was still on. Our trip was to commence on or around the 24th of June; we fly standby non-revenue. In the 48 or so hours prior, we were informed that due to a conflict in their schedule, the...
  • Giving Tree handed out holiday toys, took them back after the party, ex- volunteer, employee say

    11/02/2009 3:33:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,579+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Patty Machelor and Rob O'Dell
    Memories of children crying over confiscated Christmas toys still upset the Rev. Tom Hill. Hill, a former Giving Tree volunteer, also remains baffled by the diapers. There were boxes and boxes in storage, he said, and yet Giving Tree Director Libby Wright resisted handing them out to mothers in her program. Wright often said food was in short supply when she sought donations, Hill said, even after he discovered Wright was storing large amounts in one of her organization's homes. Wright declined an interview request for this story. Hill, who now runs his own food program for the homeless, said...
  • YOUNG BRITISH GIRLS SOLD AS SEX SLAVES TO SAUDI MILLIONAIRES

    10/23/2009 7:29:54 AM PDT · by Psion · 70 replies · 4,444+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 23, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    “This Is As Sick As It Gets!” Islamic Pedophilia Plagues England bythelastcrusade.org British parents are forcing the schoolgirls into prostitution and selling them to Saudi and other Arab millionaire pedophiles. Members of the UK’s Vice Squad collared three women and one man from Manchester after secretly filming them offering to pimp six girls aged between 14 and 23 at a five-star West London hotel. They also taped the gang bragging how they were prepared to peddle even younger, prepubescent girls. The gang - - described by the British police as “something out of TV's Shameless" - - also had...
  • So you think you got a deal when you traded n your "clunker"?

    10/06/2009 2:17:28 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 26 replies · 2,619+ views
    Email | unknown | Unknown
    SO...you took FEDZILLA up on its offer of $4500. dollars to trade in your old "Clunker" (interesting choice of words)? Well, let's see who got the best of that "deal"... If you traded in a clunker worth $3500, you got $4500 off for an apparent "savings" of $1000. You could have gotten $3,500 if you had just traded the car in. So you really are $1,000 ahead (depending on your clunker's value) at this point. Not too bad.... However, you WILL have to pay taxes on the $4500 come April 15th (something that no auto dealer will tell you). If...
  • Grand Paris: Architects reveal plans to transform French capital

    03/12/2009 7:56:19 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 598+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/12/2009 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    Ten of the world's leading architects on Thursday detailed their plans to dramatically transform the French capital into a Grand Paris, in what has been described as the most complex city project ever. A computer image of a project for a bigger and greener Paris, in La Courneuve, by French architect Roland Castro Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, asked the architects, including Britain's Richard Rogers, to project 20 years into the future and dream up the world's most sustainable post-Kyoto metropolis. Among the more outlandish plans is Antoine Grumbach's proposal to extend the city all the way to the Channel...
  • "Taken" actor Neeson Explains Why Film Doing So Well In US (You Will Like This!)

    02/18/2009 6:57:56 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 78 replies · 3,932+ views
    Bild ^ | 2-18-09 | Self/Norbert Körzdörfer
    As the movie "Taken" passes the 150 million mark worldwide, (thanks to its 3rd consecutive 20 million+ weekend in the US, an interview with its star Liam Neeson has been released from Germany. BILD: "Why do you think your action thriller is number one in the US? Liam Neeson: "We live in a time in which no one wants to take responsibility. Everyone passes the blame onto someone else, the circumstances, the fate. My hero acts. He does what he can do best - kill! But he has a heart of gold." For those who have not seen this movie,...
  • ‘Taken’: Exciting and reactionary (MSNBC: movie for "Bushies")

    01/27/2009 9:43:06 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 24 replies · 1,097+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan. 27, 2009 | Alonso Duralde
    "You have to wade through unpleasant racial politics to enjoy the action" -----snip---- "The script also tosses in some “24”-lite torture sequences that will no doubt gladden the heart of any Bushies who miss the glory days of Gitmo. Add to that the film’s “save the white girl from the foreign infidels” plotline — a staple of American cinema going back to the bad old days of “Birth of a Nation” — and there’s a queasily reactionary feel to the movie that detracts from its more incitement-to-riot qualities."
  • "TAKEN"...The Movie Every Freeper Father Will Love

    01/16/2009 9:28:04 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 50 replies · 2,132+ views
    1-16-09 | self
    Sorry for the Vanity but I just finished watching this movie and it was great! No F-bombs, no nudity, just pure non stop action. Imagine if Jack Bauer's daughter got kidnapped. Not a movie for those opposed to "enhanced interrogation techniques" Since when was Liam Neeson an action hero??? The entire movie was like "THATS WHAT I WOULD DO IF ANYONE MESSED WITH MY FAMILY!" Loved this movie!!!!
  • US Federal Judge Takes Wikileaks.org Down

    02/19/2008 11:55:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 256+ views
    A controversial website that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously post government and corporate documents has been taken offline in the US. Wikileaks.org, as it is known, was cut off from the internet following a California court ruling, the site says. The case was brought by a Swiss bank after “several hundred” documents were posted about its offshore activities. Other versions of the pages, hosted in countries such as Belgium and India, can still be accessed. Wikileaks, in case you’ve never heard of it, has been gaining profile as the place to put information that someone is trying to keep under cover:...
  • California woman's identity taken by suspected illegal immigrants (81 people in 17 states)

    06/16/2006 1:18:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,831+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/16/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    Audra Schmierer's Social Security number really gets around. At least 81 people in 17 states - most likely illegal immigrants - have used it to get work without her knowledge. It took the government years to discover her information was being used illegally by so many people. Even then, authorities took little action. "They knew what was happening but wouldn't do anything," said Schmierer, 33, a housewife in this affluent San Francisco suburb. "One name, one number, why can't they just match it up?" The case is an egregious example of a common immigration problem: Personal information being misused and...
  • Earth Rocks Could Have Taken Life To Titan

    03/17/2006 4:40:17 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 353+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-17-2006 | Maggie McKee
    Earth rocks could have taken life to Titan 18:08 17 March 2006 NewScientist.com news service Maggie McKee, Houston Titan may offer a 'soft' landing for life-carrying boulders blasted from Earth (Image: NASA/JPL)Related Boulders blasted away from the Earth's surface after a major impact could have travelled all the way to the outer solar system, new calculations reveal. The work suggests that terrestrial microbes on the rocks could in theory have landed on Saturn's giant moon, Titan. But whether they could have survived once there remains unclear. The fact that meteorites from the Moon and Mars have landed on Earth confirms...
  • 22 terror suspects taken off streets of Baghdad

    12/07/2005 3:45:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 364+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Maj. Alayne Conway
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Dec. 6, 2005)–Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured 24 terror suspects in the Al Rasheed district during a 12-hour period Dec. 3-4. Launching operations based on tips from Iraqi citizens and intelligence developed over time, Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment conducted three cordon and searches and captured a total of nine individuals. Soldiers from Company A, 184th Inf. detained six individuals in eastern Rasheed Dec. 3 around 11:35 p.m. One of the detainees was a known member of an Al-Qaeda bomb-making cell and another individual is suspected of running safe houses used to smuggle terrorists...
  • ILLEGAL ALIEN ARRESTED UNDER TRESPASS LAW (Someone Gets It!)

    04/21/2005 4:37:34 AM PDT · by An American Patriot · 21 replies · 987+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | April 19, 2005 | David Brooks
    NEW IPSWICH - In the latest twist of his public battle against illegal immigrants, Police Chief Garrett Chamberlain has taken what may be a unique legal approach: He has charged a man from Mexico with criminal trespass because he was in town without legal documents. As defined in state law (RSA 635:2), a person is guilty of criminal trespass “if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place.” “If we’re going to have immigration, it needs to be controlled and we need to know what’s happening on our borders. Nobody...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 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!
  • Enron Ex-CEO Skilling Taken to Hospital

    04/09/2004 1:44:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 142+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/9/04 | Donna De La Cruz - AP
    NEW YORK - Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was taken to a hospital early Friday after several people called police saying he was pulling on their clothes and accusing them of being FBI (news - web sites) agents, a police source told The Associated Press. Police found Skilling at 4 a.m. at the corner of Park Avenue and East 73rd Street and determined he might be an "emotionally disturbed person," said the source, speaking to the AP on condition of anonymity. Police did not charge Skilling with a crime. They took him to New York Presbyterian Hospital for observation. Hospital...
  • School Has Taken 300 Pupils From Families Granted Asylum In EU (UK)

    10/21/2003 5:43:24 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 127+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-22-2003 | Philip Johnson/Liz Lightfoot
    School has taken 300 pupils from families granted asylum in EUBy Philip Johnston and Liz Lightfoot (Filed: 22/10/2003) Hundreds of refugees granted asylum in other European Union countries are coming to Britain and enrolling their children in schools. A report published by Ofsted yesterday described how one primary school had taken in 300 pupils in two years from families who had been granted asylum status in another EU country. There have been reports that large numbers of Somalis given asylum in Holland have been settling in Britain under the EU right to move freely between member sates. The Ofsted report...
  • 'Dim' Mom Has Children Taken Away From Her (Oslo: Low Score On IQ Test)

    07/25/2003 2:36:15 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 485+ views
    IOL ^ | 7-25-2003
    'Dim' mom has children taken away from her July 25 2003 at 03:30AM Oslo - A Norwegian woman has had her two young daughters taken away by social workers because she scored poorly in an intelligence test. Svanhild Jensen, 24, desperate to get her girls back, is now hoping an improved score in another IQ test will mean she will be reunited with her children, aged one and three. Jensen's tale has provoked outrage in Norway. "She was shocked and humiliated," Jensen's lawyer Anette Lilleengen said on Thursday. "The entire local community support my client. They have seen what a...
  • Spielberg's alien tale is 'Taken' to cable

    12/02/2002 11:04:08 PM PST · by vikingchick · 368 replies · 1,549+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | 12/02/02 | Clint O'Connor
    If you were assigned to make a fantastical 20-hour, 10-part series about alien encounters, you'd think you'd concoct the freakiest, funkiest extraterrestrials ever conceived. Not so. Not if you're making "Taken," the alien-abduction saga that premieres at 9 tonight on cable's Sci Fi Channel. "Steven said we had to respect the lore," says Jim Lima, the project's visual-effects supervisor. "We had to be faithful to what was said the most by people who had encounters." Steven is Steven Spielberg. He is not only one of the most powerful people in entertainment, but also the man who gave the world "E.T."...
  • UFOs: Seeking the Truth Through Savvy Marketing

    10/26/2002 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 9 replies · 305+ views
    Space.com ^ | 09:25 am ET, 25 October 2002 | By Leonard David, Senior Space Writer
    Call it a conspiracy (or savvy marketing), but a new poll released this week says a majority of Americans think the truth about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) is out there, yet the government is concealing it from them. That's exactly what a new public Roper poll shows, fueling a fact-hunting investigative group that wants to get to the bottom of high-flying UFOs. This week, calls for the U.S. government to be more forthcoming on what it knows about UFOs increased following the release of the poll results. That RoperASW study, sponsored by the SCI FI Channel, shows that 72% of...
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...