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  • Thousands flee Syria rebel infighting

    05/04/2014 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Reuters, ^ | 5/4/14 | Alexander Dziadosz
    Beirut - Fighting between al Qaeda´s Syria branch and a splinter group in eastern Syria has forced more than 60,000 people to flee their homes, emptied villages and killed scores of fighters, a monitoring group said. Fighters from the al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front, also arrested a rebel commander from a more moderate group and several other insurgent leaders in a southern province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Infighting among insurgents has undermined the three-year-old rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad and killed thousands of people since the start of the year.
  • More storms ahead as thousands still without power (In the UK .. not the US for now)

    12/26/2013 9:55:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/26/13 | BBC
    More gales and heavy rain are set to hit the UK as the Environment Agency warns of further significant disruption from floods in southern England. Many rivers remain swollen after storm damage caused power cuts and travel delays. More than 50 flood warnings are in place for England and Wales. About 1,000 homes in south-east and south-west England have been flooded. About 10,000 properties are without power and engineers say some may not be reconnected until the end of the week. UK Energy Networks said more customers had been connected on Thursday, as 24,000 had been without power first thing....
  • Obama Warns of Threats to Thousands of Jobs

    02/09/2013 1:29:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/13
    US President Barack Obama urged Congress Saturday to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction, warning that steep budget cuts known as "the sequester" would hurt the economy and threaten thousands of American jobs. "If the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of Americans who work in fields like national security, education or clean energy are likely to be laid off," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address, AFP reported. "All our economic progress could be put at risk," he added. The cuts, which are due to take effect on March 1, would also affect US military...
  • Julian Assange: celebrities could lose thousands from WikiLeaks founder's bail breach

    06/20/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    Film directors, authors, journalists and socialites who raised £200,000 to secure Julian Assange bail face losing thousands after the WikiLeaks founder breached his bail.
  • Thousands March As Japan Shuts Off Nuclear Power (stupidity alert)

    05/07/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Mon, 05/07/2012 - 9:32am | Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer
    TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the switching off of the last of their nation's 50nuclear reactors Saturday, waving banners shaped as giant fish that have become a potent anti-nuclear symbol. Japan was without electricity from nuclear power for the first time in four decades when the reactor at Tomarinuclear plant on the northern island of Hokkaido went offline for mandatory routine maintenance. After last year's March 11 quake and tsunami set off meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, no reactor halted for checkups has been restarted amid public worries about the safety of nuclear technology. "Today...
  • Thousands flee Nigerian city after Islamist attacks

    07/12/2011 10:48:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Modern Ghana ^ | 7/12/11 | afp
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AFP) - Thousands of residents have fled the Nigerian city of Maiduguri over the past two days fearing more Islamist attacks and after soldiers were accused of shooting civilians, residents said on Tuesday. Residents piled into the backs of trucks and packed up their cars to leave the northeastern city, which has seen the brunt of the violence blamed on the Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. The government has deployed hundreds of troops to Maiduguri in a bid to stop the sect, and last weekend a shootout between soldiers and suspected sect members left at least 11...
  • Thousands protest deep spending cuts in education, human services

    04/07/2011 11:25:09 AM PDT · by cweese · 16 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | April 6, 2011 | Chuck Lindell
    Led by union workers from across Texas, thousands of chanting marchers converged on the Capitol on Wednesday to protest the recently passed House budget's deep spending cuts to education, health care and state jobs. "We are all in this together," Judy Lugo, president of the Texas State Employees Union, told the raucous, cheering crowd on the south steps of the Capitol. "Every Texan, now and for years to come, will suffer the consequences if the Texas Legislature does not change course." Shortly before the rally, conservative and tea party activists held a news conference on the other side of the...
  • Clashes in Yemen as Thousands Rally Against Government

    02/12/2011 7:53:33 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 147 replies
    VOA ^ | February 12th, 2011 at 2:35 pm UTC | Staff
    Thousands of protesters gathered in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, Saturday to celebrate the resignation of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and call for their own president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down. The protesters began marching toward the Egyptian embassy but were confronted and pushed back by a group of men armed with sticks. There were conflicting reports as to whether the armed men were police or government supporters. The gathering points for Saturday's protests were Sana'a University and the city's Tahrir Square, which bears the same name as the rallying point for the protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
  • Thousands of Ranches Abandoned in Northern Mexico Due to Violence

    11/26/2010 11:15:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Agencia EFE [Spain] ^ | 11/26/10 | Staff
    Thousands of Ranches Abandoned in Northern Mexico Due to Violence MEXICO CITY – Thousands of ranches have been abandoned in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas by owners who do not want to end up like Alejo Garza, a rancher who died defending his property from a drug cartel. Garza, considered by a hero by many in the region, refused to hand over his property to a drug cartel, which gave him 24 hours to leave his property. The 77-year-old rancher barricaded himself inside his house and took on 30 cartel gunmen, killing four of them and seriously wounding two...
  • Thousands Protest Mega-Mosque on D-Day!

    06/08/2010 11:12:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 37+ views
    human events ^ | 6/8/10 | Pamela Gellar
    Despite weather forecasts of thunderstorms, the skies were clear and beautiful Sunday afternoon for our Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA) rally against the Ground Zero mega-mosque, but not as beautiful as the patriotic crowd who came out to stand for freedom against this insulting manifestation of Islamic supremacism. It was a real cross-section of humanity: every race, creed, color and religion were out in all their glory. My SIOA colleague, bestselling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer, and I were expecting 500 people to attend our rally. Imagine our wonder when close to 5,000 showed up. Other estimates ranged...
  • Thousands Protest Obama's Stance On Israel

    04/26/2010 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 847+ views
    wpix.com ^ | 4/26/10 | MEREDITH TRAINA
    NEW YORK (WPIX) - Thousands of Jews gathered outside the Israeli Consulate Sunday to protest President Obama's position towards Israel. Organizers said the event supports "Israel's right to build and live in its own country," as well as its right to unite Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty. They are also protesting the Obama Administrations' alleged disregard of the democratic Jewish state.
  • U.S. HANDS OVER LABORATORY FACILITIES TO ZIMBABWE

    04/03/2010 4:38:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 735+ views
    Zimtelegraph.com - ZIMBABWE TELEGRAPH ^ | Published: March 31, 2010 | By TAPIWA MAKORE
    SNIPPET: "Harare, March 30, 2010: The United States government officially handed over a new, upgraded bio-safety level 2+ laboratory to the Minister of Health, Dr. Henry Madzorera. The facility will enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare to offer clinical and diagnostic testing as well as research on indigenous/exotic agents which may cause serious disease after inhalation, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB),typhoid (Salmonella Typhi),anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) and the H1N1 virus. Speaking after a tour of the facilities with the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Charles Ray described the cooperation between the...
  • Haitian Evacuees May Be Coming Here

    01/14/2010 10:01:09 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 69 replies · 1,953+ views
    WFTV ^ | January 14, 2010 | WFTV
    The number of evacuees coming to Florida soon will probably be 45,000.
  • Thousands come out in Tampa to greet Glenn Beck

    11/21/2009 3:11:09 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 2,116+ views
    A crowd that had to be several thousand strong came out to Borders bookstore on South Dale Mabry in Tampa this morning to meet and greet (quickly) conservative icon Glenn Beck. The radio and cable television personality sandwiched Tampa in between two other Florida stops on Saturday. He began the day in Lee County, came (late) to Tampa, arriving at about 12:15 p.m., and then went to the Villages, where he made his much hyped announcement that he had been teasing his listeners and viewers about in recent days. According to Orlando television station WOFL: He also said he plans...
  • On Friday, November 6, 2009, the President signed into law:

    11/07/2009 8:33:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 589+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | November 6, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 6, 2009 On Friday, November 6, 2009, the President signed into law: H.J.Res. 26, which proclaims Casimir Pulaski to be an honorary citizen of the United States posthumously; H.R. 1209, the “Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009,” which requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in recognition and celebration of the establishment of the Medal of Honor in 1861; H.R. 3548, the “Worker, Homeownership, and Business...
  • Chaotic Scene at Cobo, Thousands Seek Aid

    10/07/2009 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Westlander · 60 replies · 2,702+ views
    wxyz.com ^ | 10-7-2009 | wxyz
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Thousands of people jammed into Cobo Hall and lined up around the building to seek out housing aid from the federal government. It quickly turned into a mess with reports of fights and nearly a stampede. People started lining up around midnight, but the real chaos broke out near the front entrance that leads to the ballroom. Thousands of people jammed into too tight of a space. There were reports of fights and people passing out in the crowd.
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez Among Lawmakers In Spotlight For Taxpayer-Funded Trips [Enuf To Boil Blood!]

    09/12/2009 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 1,164+ views
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez Among Lawmakers In Spotlight For Taxpayer-Funded Trips The Garden Grove congresswoman has made 20 overseas excursions since 2006, touching down on every continent. Critics say more transparency is needed on government-sponsored travel. By Richard Simon September 13, 2009 Reporting from Washington - At a time when congressional travel is coming under new scrutiny, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) has the distinction of taking more trips at taxpayer expense than anyone else in the California delegation. In the last 3 1/2 years, she visited the South Pole, snorkeled at Australia's Great Barrier Reef and joined world leaders at...
  • A pathetic case for an old earth

    02/05/2009 5:00:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 182 replies · 2,730+ views
    CMI ^ | Lita Cosner
    Books claiming that science disproves ‘young-earth’ creationism are very common, and books that claim the Bible itself does not mandate a literal interpretation of the first few chapters of Genesis are not in short supply either. David Snoke’s book A Biblical Case for an Old Earth ostensibly falls in the latter group, though his main reason for rejecting biblical creation is really uniformitarian ‘science’. Books like these generally don’t pose a threat to informed creationists, and this one is no exception. In fact, Snoke could have saved himself a lot of trouble if he had actually taken the time to...
  • thousands turn up to greet US senator Obama in Kenya

    11/30/2008 9:59:49 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 3 replies · 523+ views
    ITN/blinkx video ^ | 26-aug-2006 | ITN SOURCE
    see 36 seconds in.. Obama announces "ITS good to be home"
  • Pelosi paying thousands to husband's firm

    10/02/2008 9:22:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 620+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/08 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that it's "just foolish" to suggest that her husband is benefiting from tens of thousands of dollars one of her political committees is paying a firm he owns. Pelosi, D-Calif., also disputed the notion that the arrangement contradicts her support last year for legislation that would have banned spouses from benefiting, directly or indirectly, from political committees controlled by their husbands or wives. Paul Pelosi has been treasurer of the speaker's "PAC to the Future" political action committee since last year, after the death of the previous treasurer. The PAC has paid...
  • Thousands Take Part in America Supports You Freedom Walk

    09/09/2007 12:29:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2007 – In the shadow of the Washington Monument and under the watchful eyes of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, some 8,000 participants gathered at the National Mall here to walk in the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk. Participants in the America Supports You National Freedom Walk arrive at the Pentagon, Sept. 9, 2007. The third annual walk started at the Lincoln Memorial. Defense Department photo by John Harrington Photography   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. America Supports You, a Defense Department program that connects citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families,...
  • Thousands to Participate in Third National Freedom Walk

    09/07/2007 3:23:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 131+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2007 – Thousands have indicated their desire to commemorate the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, and support the nation’s troops by walking in the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk here Sept. 9. America Supports You is a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad. “I think more than ever, our military men and women need to know that we support them,” said Stephanie Linder, the national Freedom Walk coordinator. “It’s really meant to just show thanks for these people that are day...
  • Thousands benefiting from first primary healthcare clinic in Salah Al Den

    01/16/2007 5:17:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 247+ views
    TIKRIT — More than 112,000 people in the Salah Al Den Province are receiving healthcare from the first completed PrimaryHealthcare Center in the north. Built by local construction companies with quality assurance managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this $3.35 million dollar facility provides routine and initial emergency care to patients including X-ray, laboratories and dentistry. Medical supplies and laboratory equipment were included in the contract to make this facility complete and operational. Currently, there are 47 Primary Healthcare Centers under construction in the northern region of Iraq. Seven of those are located in the Salah Al Den...
  • Thousands Converge on National Mall for America Supports You Freedom Walk

    09/11/2006 4:31:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 292+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 -- They represented a cross-section of America -- thousands of men, women and children of all ages, races and backgrounds from every corner of the country -- and came together yesterday during the second annual America Supports You Freedom Walk here to pay tribute to those killed on Sept. 11, 2001. Two soldiers who understand firsthand the loss of Sept. 11, 2001, cross Memorial Bridge during the America Supports You Freedom Walk. Army Spc. Cindy Davis from Headquarters Company at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, lost two uncles, both firemen, in the World Trade Center....
  • Thousands queue to see Mao on anniversary (Has it been 30 years already?)

    09/09/2006 10:01:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 388+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/8/06 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands queued at Beijing's Mao Zedong Mausoleum on Saturday for a glimpse of the embalmed corpse of the former Great Helmsman on the 30th anniversary of his death but Chinese state media kept coverage of the event low-key. Police and undercover agents infiltrating crowds outside the squat building on Tiananmen Square were a reminder of government sensitivity about how the man who founded "new China" -- but then plunged it into bouts of famine and chaos -- is remembered. Five years after his death the Communist Party, which uses Mao as an ideological prop to help govern...
  • (Scotland) Yard Is Watching Thousands Of Terror Suspects

    09/01/2006 7:02:52 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 396+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-2-2006 | Philip Johnson
    Yard is watching thousands of terror suspects By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor (Filed: 02/09/2006) Thousands of British Muslims are being watched by police and MI5 under suspicion of possible terrorist involvement, a Scotland Yard chief has disclosed. Peter Clarke, the head of the Metropolitan Police anti-terrorist branch, said they were being looked at in the belief that they might be involved directly or indirectly in supporting terrorism. His estimate was given in an interview for a BBC2 documentary, al-Qa'eda: Time to Talk, which investigates British Muslim connections with the terrorist network and will to be shown tomorrow. Mr Clarke...
  • Thousands Put Their Lives At Risk To Join Exodus From Africa

    05/26/2006 7:05:30 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 432+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-27-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Thousands put their lives at risk to join exodus from Africa By Mike Pflanz in Dakar (Filed: 27/05/2006) Up beyond the rubbish littering the high-tide mark of Senegal's white sand beaches, hundreds of wooden canoes lie askew under the fierce sun, their bright paint slowly fading. Overfishing by foreign trawlers and the use of narrow-mesh nets by local fishermen have emptied these waters of almost all their high-value catches. Thousands of young men are desperate to make the trip So now, some of the boat owners have turned to another, far more lucrative trade: sending thousands of poor West African...
  • Thousands Flee Slopes of Indonesia Volcano - Mount Merapi

    05/13/2006 5:17:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 921+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/06 | Chris Brummitt - ap
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Thousands of people fled the fertile slopes of Indonesia's most dangerous volcano Saturday as glowing lava oozed down the side and ash and rock spewed from the mountaintop, leading authorities to warn that an eruption could come soon. Villages on Mount Merapi were left virtually empty. Women, children and the elderly filled buses and trucks to be driven to shelters set up at government buildings and schools in nearby towns on the island of Java. Throughout the day, volcanic tremors shook the ground, some strong enough to send people running in fear. After nightfall, fiery magma...
  • CA: Thousands of state workers talking strike (They want their piece of the surplus)

    05/09/2006 9:29:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 472+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/9/06 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — Thousands of protesting employees from the state's largest union, working without a contract since June and pay increases since 2003, threatened Monday to strike if they do not get a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars from deficit-plagued California. "I'm ready to strike" was the mantra of the day at a Capitol rally, both from union officials and members. A strike would affect government services of all kinds across the state. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's aides declined to comment on the 87,000-member union's strike-authorizing vote, scheduled for Monday. But administration officials said they are ready to begin negotiating...
  • Thousands Remember Pope John Paul II

    04/02/2006 5:16:22 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 207+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 3 April 2006
    VATICAN CITY — Tens of thousands of people clutching candles filled St. Peter's Square on Sunday to mark the first anniversary of Pope John Paul II's death with a prayer vigil that culminated with a blessing by the current pontiff. Polish flags fluttered in the cool evening breeze, the candles twinkled and a choir sang hymns during the vigil, which ended with the blessing by Benedict XVI at 9:37 p.m. — the moment the Polish pope died a year ago. The scene resembled that before John Paul passing, when pilgrims from around the world prayed beneath his studio apartment windows....
  • Thousands in NYC Protest Immigration Bill

    04/01/2006 4:04:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,085+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/06 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK - Thousands of immigrants formed a line stretching more than a mile long Saturday as they marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, waving flags from more than a dozen countries as they demonstrated against possible immigration reform in Congress. Heralded by a cacophony of trumpets, whistles and drums, the crowd of mostly Latin Americans gathered in downtown Brooklyn and trudged a path laden with symbols of the city's immigrant strength on their way to a plaza in lower Manhattan. The marchers mustered in a neighborhood settled by the Dutch, crossed a bridge designed by a German, and finished in...
  • Bataan Memorial Death March draws thousands

    03/29/2006 3:13:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 623+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Monte Marlin
    Bataan Memorial Death March draws thousands By Monte Marlin More than 3,800 people, both military and civilian, representing all 50 states plus the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Korea participated in the 2006 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. on March 26. Mike Smith WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (Army News Service, March 29, 2006) – The 2006 Annual Bataan Memorial Death March was conducted March 26 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The event drew nearly 3,900 service members and civilians to the Army test range in southern New Mexico. Marchers represented all 50 states...
  • Thousands line Phoenix street in protest march (immigration bill)

    03/24/2006 3:25:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 182 replies · 2,450+ views
    WIS TV ^ | 3/24/06 | Chantelle Janelle
    Thousands line Phoenix street in protest march Thousands of supporters of immigrant rights march to the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl in Phoenix. Many said they were most incensed by what they see as punitive immigration reform proposals, especially one approved by the House in December that would make unlawful presence in the United States a felony. (Phoenix, Arizona-AP) March 24, 2006 - One of the protesters in a big march in Phoenix says immigrants are "here for the American Dream." Police estimate at least 10,000 people joined the rally calling for more "humane" changes to immigration laws. A...
  • 571st Medical Company leaves Iraq after saving thousands of lives

    12/09/2005 2:39:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 784+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 9, 2005) -- After more than 11 months of flying in combat to rescue wounded warriors from the battlefields of Iraq, the Soldiers of 571st Medical Company are ready to head home. The UH-60 Black Hawk air ambulance squadron, based out of Fort Carson, Colo., transferred authority for medical evacuations in western Iraq to the 82nd Medical Company during a ceremony, Dec. 7, at Al Asad, Iraq, which is primarily a Marine Corps installation. The Soldiers of the 571st leave knowing they successfully evacuated 2,938 casualties and logged 5,349 combat flight hours. The Mission “There is...
  • Huge Weapons Cache Yields Thousands of Buried Rounds

    11/30/2005 3:33:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 694+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – Iraqi and U.S. forces have removed more than 4,200 mortar rounds from a major weapons cache found Nov. 27 outside of an abandoned military base near Kirkuk, Iraq, military officials reported. Iraqi soldiers discovered the buried rounds that morning. The soldiers removed about 800 mortar rounds before realizing the cache was much larger than originally thought. U.S. soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team were called in to help excavate the munitions and secure the area. The ammunition was buried under concrete blocks with dirt mounded on top. All ammunition removed so...
  • Story time from thousands of miles away (Have Tissues Handy - Twas the night before Christmas..)

    11/21/2005 5:04:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 384+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 21, 2005 | Senior Airman Cassandra Locke
    11/21/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- After years of deployments, some of the ideas Airmen come up with evolve. As the holidays approach, one of those simple ideas is making an impact on family members back home. The Story Time Video Program gives deployed troops here the opportunity to be a part of their children’s lives though they are thousands of miles away. The idea: parents are video taped reading to their children. Airmen at this base can read one of more than 200 stories to their children or simply talk to their families at the learning resource center --...
  • Days-Long Dig Yields Thousands of Munitions

    10/17/2005 5:44:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 715+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | Army Sgt. Matthew Wester
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Owen Williams, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, carries two artillery shells out of a weapons cache site northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 4, 2005. Williams is from West Plains, Mo. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Wester Days-Long Dig Yields Thousands of Munitions During a traffic stop, two men were questioned about the fuses in their truck;the information they provided led U.S. soldiers to thousands of buried munitions. By U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Wester 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division TAJI, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2005 — A...
  • Air Force chapel programs donate thousands

    09/28/2005 6:14:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 269+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein
    WASHINGTON -- In recent weeks, Air Force chapels raised thousands of dollars to provide comfort for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Chapel communities contributed more than $376,000 for Hurricane Katrina survivors since the storm hit three weeks ago, according to the Air Force Chief of Chaplains Office here. “The Air Force chapel communities are being very generous and making sure our fellow Airmen and families are being taken care of,” said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brett Oxman, who works budgeting issues for the chaplains office at the Pentagon. The donations came from around the world, ranging from Edwards Air Force Base,...
  • Thousands of Californians protest Iraq war

    09/24/2005 8:33:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 977+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 9/24/05 | ap - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Drums pounded, voices boomed and whistles shrieked as thousands of demonstrators marched in the shadows of downtown skyscrapers Saturday to protest America's involvement in Iraq, one of several California demonstrations on a day of protests across the country. The crowd, a mix of people ranging from mothers pushing baby strollers to spiky haired punk rockers, chanted for an end to the bloodshed and waved signs that said, "Who would Jesus have bombed?" and "War is not the answer." Police closed a downtown street to accommodate the protest, which they said drew an estimated 15,000 people. Protests across...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Treasure Of Thousands Of Golden Ornaments

    08/17/2005 4:37:50 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 959+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 8-17-2005
    Bulgarian archeologists uncover treasure of thousands of golden ornaments Canadian Press Wednesday, August 17, 2005 SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Archeologists working a dig in central Bulgaria have unearthed some 15,000 miniature rings and other gold ornaments that date to the end of the third millennium BC - a find they say matches the famous treasure of Troy, scholars announced Wednesday. The 4,100- to 4,200-year-old golden ornaments have been gradually unearthed over the past year from an ancient tomb near the central village of Dabene, 120 kilometres east of the capital, Sofia, according to Prof. Vasil Nikolov, the consultant on the...
  • Thousands pray at Wall for cancellation of pullout (50,000, maybe 100,000, Anti Disengagement)

    08/10/2005 12:35:22 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 11 replies · 269+ views
    www.haaretzdaily.com ^ | Last update - 22:07 10/08/2005 | By Jonathan Lis and Roni Singer, Haaretz Correspondents
    Last update - 22:07 10/08/2005 Thousands pray at Wall for cancellation of pullout By Jonathan Lis and Roni Singer, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Reut Tens of thousands of pullout opponents gathered at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening to pray for the cancellation of the disengagement plan, due to go into effect next week. "Just like in Sodom, the government has decided on an action that is inconsistent with morality," one rabbi said, referring to the Bible's account of a licentious town destroyed by God. Former chief rabbis Avraham Shapira, Mordechai Eliyahu and Ovadia Yosef, who...
  • Thousands March To 'Keep Vote Alive" (Jackson, Rangle, Pelosi & assorted leftists - CAPTION TIME)

    08/07/2005 8:27:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1,171+ views
    WSBTV ^ | 8/06/05
    Thousands March To 'Keep Vote Alive" Jackson Leads March To Celebrate, Protect Voting Rights POSTED: 1:40 p.m. EDT August 6, 2005 ATLANTA -- An estimated 100,000 people from all over the U.S. jammed downtown Atlanta and marched with Rev. Jesse Jackson to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act -- and to urge Congress to renew the historic piece of legislation. The march began about an hour late at the Russell Federal Building, partly because of the large number of dignitaries taking part in the event. Politicians from Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin to U.S. Reps. Charles Rangel (D-NY)...
  • A massive grave site thousands of years old was discovered at the Monastery of St. Barnabas

    07/26/2005 5:17:01 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,350+ views
    A massive grave site thousands of years old was discovered at the Monastery of St. Barnabas in the occupied areas of Cyprus Turkish Cypriot daily CYPRUS TIMES newspaper (24.07.05) reports that a major archaeological discovery was made recently at the Monastery of St. Barnabas, after the wheel of a tourist bus disappeared into a hole revealing an underground chamber. The so-called authorities of the Antiquities and Museums Department at occupied Famagusta, headed by Mr Hasan Tekel, were informed and a subsequent investigation, in the form of a dig has uncovered a massive grave site thousands of years old covering Classical,...
  • Tens of thousands slow traffic in Israel

    06/27/2005 2:52:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 683+ views
    WND ^ | June 27, 2005 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Tens of thousands of drivers throughout the country parked their cars on the sides of major roads and highways, and thousands more demonstrators showed up on foot to protest the planned withdrawal of Jewish communities from Gaza and parts of the West Bank this summer. Today's campaign, dubbed "Stop for a minute, think for a minute," was led by the Yesha settler's council, which claimed tonight about 40,000 cars and 200,000 demonstrators participated. Drivers were asked to pull over to the side of the road for 15 minutes and exit their vehicles while waving orange ribbons, Israeli flags...
  • Thousands More Lose Homes To Mugabe

    06/15/2005 5:17:25 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 467+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-16-2005 | Christopher Munnion
    Thousands more lose homes to Mugabe By Christopher Munnion in Johannesburg (Filed: 16/06/2005) Zimbabwean security forces armed with batons and teargas have evicted thousands from a township outside the second city of Bulawayo. Police fought running battles with residents of the Makokoba township after torching or bulldozing their homes, as a woman stripped naked in the street in mute protest. According to police, more than 20,000 people have already seen their shanty homes or businesses destroyed since President Mugabe's "Restore Order" campaign began on May 19. The United Nations believes at least 200,000 people have been left homeless by the...
  • Refugees Put Uzbek Dead In Thousands

    05/16/2005 5:49:54 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 448+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-17-2005 | Deirdre Tynan
    Refugees put Uzbek dead in thousands By Deirdre Tynan in Kara Suu, Kyrgyzstan (Filed: 17/05/2005) Refugees who fled from the massacre committed by Uzbek security forces agreed on one thing yesterday: the number of dead is not 500 - the most common reported figure - but could be in the thousands. As reports continued to come in of clashes spreading outside the town of Andizhan, a sergeant in charge of the bridge at the border village of Kara Suu said he believed that 2,000 had been massacred during three days. Kyrgz border guards check papers of Uzbek refugees at Kara-Suu...
  • PETA's Dirty Secret - PETA KILLS ANIMALS BY THE THOUSANDS! - (shocking revelations)

    05/13/2005 8:06:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 43 replies · 982+ views
    PETA KILLS ANIMALS.COM ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | Staff
    Hypocrisy is the mother of all credibility problems, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has it in spades. While loudly complaining about the "unethical" treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and countless other Americans, the group has its own dirty little secret. PETA kills animals. By the thousands. From July 1998 through the end of 2003, PETA killed over 10,000 dogs, cats, and other "companion animals" -- at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. That's more than five defenseless animals every day. Not counting the dogs and cats PETA spayed and neutered, the group put...
  • CA: Thousands of convicts to avoid DNA samples (ACLU'd by Prop 69 'defect')

    04/27/2005 5:59:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 309+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/27/05 | David Kravets - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's ex-cons are not required to submit DNA samples under a sweeping anti-crime measure voters approved last year, as civil rights groups had feared, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Fern Smith's decision, released Wednesday in San Francisco, reinforces an opinion by the state attorney general's office that Proposition 69 does not apply to the thousands of convicts who served time for crimes and completed their post-incarceration supervision before voters passed it Nov. 2. The class-action was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which sought to clarify a statewide initiative approved by California voters...
  • Thousands Take Part In Mass Circumcision

    04/15/2005 6:31:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 82 replies · 2,041+ views
    WCCO News ^ | 04/14/2005 | (Associated Press)
    FES, Morocco (AP) The infant son of King Mohammed VI was circumcised Thursday, and thousands of Moroccans also went through the procedure in a massive show of solidarity for the prince, a news agency reported. The circumcision of Moulay Hassan, the king’s only son, marked the start of three days of nationwide celebrations across the north African kingdom to honor the event. The boy turns 2 next month. Some 5,000 boys were circumcised in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, and thousands more in other cities and towns, the official news agency MAP reported. The ritual of circumcision, known as “t’hara” or...
  • Thousands Marooned by Blizzard at Airports (Up to 31 inches of snow fell north of Boston)

    01/23/2005 5:35:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 887+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/23/05 | THEO EMERY
    Thousands Marooned by Blizzard at Airports 15 minutes ago By THEO EMERY, Associated Press Writer Residents dig out as a blizzard dumps some two feet of snow in the area, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Boston. Whiteout conditions grounded airplanes and sent fleets of plow and salt trucks trundling through snow-clogged roadways before the storm began to ebb at midday.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON - A howling blizzard slammed the Northeast on Sunday with more than 2 feet of snow and hurricane-strength wind gusts, halting air travel for thousands of people, keeping others off slippery highways and burying parked cars under...