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  • Don’t Worry, Hillary Clinton Will Power Through

    09/12/2016 2:38:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/12/16 | David Rutz
    It must have tested well with focus groups, because the Hillary Clinton campaign had one line it wanted to get out on Monday: Hillary Clinton was trying to power through her illness this weekend. Spokespeople Brian Fallon, Robby Mook and Kristina Schake all repeated the talking point ad nauseam in their cable appearances on Monday. The media picked it up as well, with reporters on CNN and MSNBC using the phrase to describe how Hillary Clinton bravely reacted to a pneumonia diagnosis on Friday.
  • Canadians Panic As Food Prices Soar On Collapsing Currency

    01/13/2016 4:11:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 148 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    The currency's decline is having a pronounced effect on Canadians' grocery bills. As Bloomberg reminds us, Canada imports around 80% of its fresh fruits and vegetables. When the loonie slides, prices for those good soar. "With lower-income households tending to spend a larger portion of income on food, this side effect of a soft currency brings them the most acute stress," Bloomberg continues. Of course with the layoffs piling up, you can expect more households to fall into the "lower-income" category where they will have to struggle to afford things like $3 cucumbers, $8 cauliflower, and $15 Frosted Flakes. Have...
  • Seeing through walls

    10/18/2011 4:27:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | 10/18/11 | Emily Finn
    Researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Lab have developed new radar technology that provides real-time video of what’s going on behind solid walls.The ability to see through walls is no longer the stuff of science fiction, thanks to new radar technology developed at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Much as humans and other animals see via waves of visible light that bounce off objects and then strike our eyes’ retinas, radar “sees” by sending out radio waves that bounce off targets and return to the radar’s receivers. But just as light can’t pass through solid objects in quantities large enough for the eye...
  • Judean Women Look Through the Crosshairs

    09/22/2011 9:01:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/11 | Gil Ronen
    As the Arabs in Judea and Samaria threaten to storm Jewish communities, the women at Pnei Kedem in Gush Etzion, in the Judean hills, are learning to shoot firearms. The extra precaution is due to concerns that Arabs will descend on communities en masse, spreading IDF forces too thin to effectively block them. In such a scenario, the civilians in some communities may have to fend for themselves.
  • We're Living Through What Occurs When the Liberals Get Their Way

    06/17/2011 4:12:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 6/17/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's the point, folks. In my humble opinion, class warfare is actually warfare against the middle class -- and I think this is largely misunderstand. The Democrats and the left have characterized class warfare this way. They've told their charges, "Stick with us, pal, and we're gonna get even with those rich people. Ha-ha! We're gonna make 'em people and we're gonna redistribute their wealth and you're gonna have more. Everybody's gonna be fine. We're gonna punish them big time," and, of course, I've always asked:
  • Obama will throw anybody overboard!

    08/25/2010 8:50:46 PM PDT · by pm58590 · 40 replies · 3+ views
    Vanity | 08/25/10 | pm58590
    The democrats in congress are having their hat handed to them, and don't see it yet.
  • Brick Hurled Through GOP Office Window in Michigan

    03/29/2010 5:33:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 746+ views ^ | 3/29/10 | staff
    A brick was thrown through the window of the “Fix Michigan Center” in Genoa Township over the weekend in what they are calling “politically-motivated violence.” (WHM1) A brick smashed through the office today of the Michigan Republican Party in Howell. reported: A brick hurled through the window of the Michigan Republican Party’s office in Howell has the words ”Long Live the USA” and “God Bless the USA” scrawled on it, according to Livingston County Sheriff’s investigators. The vandalism was discovered this morning by staff at the GOP’s Fix Michigan Center office, according to state GOP spokesperson Jennifer Hoff. No...
  • Indian villager takes 14 years to dig tunnel through mountain

    12/18/2009 2:53:04 PM PST · by posterchild · 56 replies · 2,721+ views
    Guardian ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | Randeep Ramesh
    An Indian villager burrowed for 14 years with a hammer and chisel to cut a tunnel through a mountain so that his neighbours could reach nearby fields and he could park his truck outside his home. Ramchandra Das, 53, who lives in eastern Bihar state, carved a 10m-long, 4m-wide tunnel through the hill range from his village of Kewati. Das took up the Herculean task after villagers found the 7km trek over the mountain increasingly arduous. When the authorities refused to help to cut the journey time, Das began carving his way through the earth in the direction of the...
  • Mike Ivey: Should Madison ban the drive-through?

    06/25/2008 8:23:36 PM PDT · by em2vn · 23 replies · 107+ views
    The Capital Times ^ | 06-25-08 | mike ivey
    First it was a proposed ban on plastic bags. Now, a member of the influential Madison Plan Commission wants to ban the restaurant drive-through -- or at least restrict the ubiquitous symbol of America's auto-centric lifestyle. "Given the concern about all the carbon going into the atmosphere, I'm not sure we should be building more places for people to sit idling in their cars," says Eric Sundquist, who was appointed to the citizen panel by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz this spring. A former newspaper reporter in Atlanta now working as a researcher at the UW-Madison's Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Sundquist notes...
  • Ultra-Lethal TB Sends Fear Through Africa

    09/17/2006 11:34:18 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 495+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-17-2006
    Ultra-lethal TB sends fear through Africa 10:30 17 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. African countries last week agreed a plan to tackle a new and ultra-lethal strain of tuberculosis called Extensive Drug Resistant TB (XDR-TB). It is especially harmful to people infected with HIV, killing 52 out of 53 HIV-positive people who caught it after attending a clinic in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, earlier this year. All were infected with the same strain, suggesting that one infected person spread it to all the rest. Most died within 25 days - long before the three months it takes to get...
  • Oklahomans Remember 9/11, Murrah Bombing Through Freedom Walk

    09/12/2006 7:11:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Geoff Legler, USA
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 12, 2006 – With the sun hanging low in the western sky yesterday, Oklahomans of all ages assembled at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. They came to this sacred ground to remember those who lost their lives to terrorism. They came on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to participate in the Oklahoma City Freedom Walk, a commemorative event about remembrance of the Sept. 11 victims, reflection on the tragedy of that day, recommitment to the ideals of freedom that epitomize the United States its promise to “never forget,” and respect and support...
  • Programs Help Prepare, Support Families Through Deployments

    08/28/2006 6:10:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 327+ views
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006 -- As members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit here make last-minute preparations for their upcoming deployment, Staff Sgt. Danny Sava and his family are getting their own affairs in order so they’re ready for another long separation. Marine Staff Sgt. Danny Sava, his wife, Julia, son, Anthony, and daughter, Alyssa, stroll past a sign at the top of a stairwell in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s command headquarters that marks the days until Sava’s upcoming deployment. “E-22” marks “Embarkation minus 22,” or 22 days until Sava and 2,300 fellow...
  • EOD team calm through IED storm

    08/05/2006 1:30:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 781+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    Saturday, 05 August 2006 Marine Sgt. Bryan E. Carter, a 23-year-old native of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, gives a class on improvised explosive devices for Marines traveling on the dangerous roads of Iraq, July 29. Story and photo by Cpl. Daniel J. Redding1st Marine Logistics Group CAMP HABBANIYAH -- Jenny is dead, another casualty in the struggle to stabilize Iraq. A robot used in counter-insurgency missions throughout the restive Al Anbar province, “Jenny,” met her fate aiding a team of Marine explosive ordnance disposal technicians trying to disarm a deadly improvised explosive device. These four men calmly and willingly put...
  • 600 lbs. woman survives getting thrown through sunroof

    06/26/2006 4:51:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 639+ views
    Town N Country, Florida – A woman is in stable condition after being ejected through the sunroof of her SUV during an accident. Thirty-seven-year-old Ruth Matthews told paramedics that another vehicle cut her off in traffic, and she took evasive action to avoid a crash. Her Isuzu Amigo rolled over and she was thrown through the sunroof and onto the roadway. Investigators say she was not wearing her seatbelt. Paramedics initially tried to fly Matthews to Tampa General Hospital, but her weight, estimated at 600 pounds, made it impossible. Emergency crews were able to transport her to St. Joseph’s Hospital,...
  • Commentary: Soldiers, Marines Drive on Through Adversity

    06/06/2006 5:58:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 295+ views
    HIT, Iraq, June 6, 2006 – The soldiers and Marines here put up with more adversity in their deployment than most Americans will see in a lifetime. And they do it with a great attitude. These are not some goody-goody type servicemembers. They are profane to the extreme, and expletives make an appearance in most conversations. No one takes offense. "Busting chops" is a fine art, and people are always ready to tell or listen to a fine story that uses a buddy as the butt of the joke. But life in Hit, like the troops' language and jokes, is...
  • Airmen Keep Fleet Rolling Through Dust, Mud

    05/16/2006 4:13:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 264+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jorge Chavez, 447th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance Flight mechanic, removes a roller on a loader. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Will Ackerman Airmen Keep Fleet Rolling Through Dust, Mud A team of U.S. Air Force mechanics overcome heat, mud and the challenge to obtain replacement parts, to keep more than 300 vehicles running. By U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Will Ackerman 447th Air Expeditionary Group SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq, May 16, 2006 — Working on vehicles in the desert presents challenges. Mechanics sometimes have to scrape off layers of dirt...
  • Scientists Gain Insight Into Invisibility Through A Complex Superlens

    05/02/2006 5:54:54 PM PDT · by blam · 70 replies · 1,333+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-3-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Scientists gain insight into invisibility through a complex superlens By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 03/05/2006) The Klingons used it to make their Bird of Prey spacecraft invisible. The Romulans used cloaking too and variants of this stealth technology hid the nasty alien in the Predator films and have been mentioned in Star Wars, Doctor Who and more besides. Scriptwriters will be pleased to discover that this science fiction idea is deemed today to be closer to science fact than we realised, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences....
  • Soldiers going through exercise with real world obstacles

    04/30/2006 8:08:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 348+ views
    Pvt. Daniel Gorun secures an area Saturday while first aid is being administered to a fallen comrade during training on Fort Huachuca. At top, Pvt. Claudia Reynoso poses as an Iraqi woman working at a camp as soldiers approach during Saturday's training exercise. (By Mark Levy-Herald/Review)FORT HUACHUCA — A squad of Demon Dogs soldiers listened intently to three GIs who served in Iraq explain to them what they did right and wrong during training on Saturday. The knowledge imparted by their company commander, first sergeant and a drill sergeant was designed to increase their knowledge of what they may face...
  • Iraqi School Gets New Playground Through Team Effort

    04/24/2006 5:54:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 288+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2006 – Community members welcomed a new playground for the children of the Al Shrooq primary and secondary school in Taji, Iraq, April 19. Iraqi children from the Al Shrooq primary and secondary school, in Taji, Iraq, help disperse gravel April 19 at the new playground donated by Iraqi and U.S. companies. Iraqi army and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, along with children at the school, pitched in to help make the school a better place. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt, USA   The playground was a result of hard work and determination by a combined...
  • Trekking through Canyons: Hereford High School takes part in six-mile training hike

    04/21/2006 4:25:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 800+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. C. Alex Herron
    HEREFORD, Texas (April 21, 2006) -- Two columns of camouflaged bodies trudged up a rocky trail through dry creek beds. A thin dusty haze rose from the ground. The Afternoon sun beat down on the weary hikers, but they pushed themselves and motivate each other as they file towards the finish line of their six-mile hike. No, these aren’t the newest students at Marine Combat Training fresh off their brief boot camp leave periods. The 80-member unit known as “1st Herd Battalion,” is made up of students from Hereford High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit. The...
  • Chinese Archaeologists Probe Origin Of Domestic Horses Through DNA

    04/01/2006 2:55:30 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 662+ views
    Xinhuanet - China View ^ | 4-1-2006 | Mo Hong'e
    Chinese archaeologists probe origin of domestic horses through DNA 2006-04-01 15:55:19 BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists are studying the DNA samples extracted from the bones of horses unearthed from ancient sites to probe the origin of domestic horses in China. It's still a mystery to archaeologists when and where horses were first tamed in China, said Cai Dawei, a researcher with the center of archaeological research for China's border area under the Jilin University in Northwest China. The DNA research will offer valuable clues on the study of migration, spread and domestication of horses, Cai said. A...
  • United Through Reading Honors Service Members ( alert get tissues)

    02/02/2006 4:39:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 131+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Feb 2, 2006 | Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Nelson A. Graca
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Family Literacy Foundation’s United Through Reading (UTR) program treated military members to a reception where Vice Adm. James M. Zortman, commander of Naval Air Forces, was a guest speaker at the San Diego Aerospace Museum Jan. 27. The Family Literacy Program is a non-profit organization that has provided literacy services to more than 200,000 individuals through its first and largest program, UTR. All deployed military branches can use the UTR program to read aloud to a child, grandchild, or even a younger brother or sister they are mentoring. “The UTR Program binds the deployed parents...
  • Moonlighters continue mission through Iraq's cold nights

    01/10/2006 3:44:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 206+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 9, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 9, 2006) -- Continuing with the tradition of Marines taking care of business no matter the climate, the Moonlighters of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 332 are working through Iraq's cold nights. The Moonlighters said although everything might be difficult in the dark, nothing will stop them from having their F/A-18D Hornets ready to fly out of their base at Al Asad, Iraq, to ensure Marines on the ground receive their support. “No matter what the conditions, the Marines don’t complain,” said Maj. Lance Muniz, the maintenance officer with VMFA(AW)-332 and a Centreville, Md., native. “They’re...
  • BLT 1/2 patrols through Hit, Iraq (22nd MEU)

    01/06/2006 4:16:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 175+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Cpl. Christopher S. Vega
    HIT, Iraq (Jan. 6, 2006) -- Pushing out from their combat outposts, Marines from Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn., 2nd Marine Regiment, recently began conducting foot and motorized patrols in the city of Hit, Iraq. During these patrols, Marines executed counter mortar and improvised explosive device sweeps on desert roads and in local neighborhoods to keep coalition forces and Iraqi citizens safe from insurgent attacks. The patrols are part of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)’s ongoing counterinsurgency efforts in the Al Anbar province. “We are conducting these patrols to make our presence known to both the locals...
  • New Device Will Sense Through Concrete Walls

    01/03/2006 4:23:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 113 replies · 1,887+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 3, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2006 – Troops conducting urban operations soon will have the capabilities of superheroes, being able to sense through 12 inches of concrete to determine if someone is inside a building. The new "Radar Scope" will give warfighters searching a building the ability to tell within seconds if someone is in the next room, Edward Baranoski from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Special Projects Office, told the American Forces Press Service. By simply holding the portable, handheld device up to a wall, users will be able to detect movements as small as breathing, he said. The Radar...
  • Families together through video teleconferencing

    12/15/2005 3:16:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 204+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Staff Sgt. A.C. Eggman
    12/14/2005 - MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFPN) -- “Daddy, where are you? When will you be home?” 7-year-old Gabrielle Hamed asked repeatedly. “Daddy, I miss you,” chimed in sister Annalyn, 8, daughter of Master Sgt. Roger Hamed, who is deployed to Iraq. Friends and families had a rare opportunity Dec. 13 to see and talk via video teleconferencing with several Misawa Airmen deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq. The 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron at Balad and the 35th Communication Squadrons here coordinated the call so families could have about 15 minutes each. “It was really nice to talk to him...
  • Wild Goose flying high through deployment

    12/14/2005 5:20:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 252+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 14, 2005) -- The leaders and senior members of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 recently held a squadron formation to promote and award members of the squadron and thank them for their hard work and dedication. The Wild Goose, a reserve CH-46E Sea Knight squadron based at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va., are currently on their second consecutive deployment to Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The squadron’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. John G. McGonagle, meritoriously promoted three Marines and one of the unit’s Navy corpsman, and awarded nine members of Wild Goose with their...
  • Bush: U.S. Will See Iraq Victory Strategy Through

    12/09/2005 5:19:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 314+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2005 – America has a solid strategy for victory in Iraq and will see that strategy through, President Bush said today in Minneapolis. "We will defeat the terrorists in Iraq. We will not let al Qaeda get a stronghold in Iraq," Bush said. "We'll help this country develop a democracy, which will send a powerful signal to people in Damascus and Tehran." The U.S. strategy is two-fold, he explained. The United States and coalition are helping the Iraqis establish a democracy. At the same time, they're training Iraqis so they can take the right to the enemy...
  • Veteran: Freedoms instilled through efforts of soldiers

    11/13/2005 6:10:44 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 301+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | Michael Maresh
    BISBEE — The U.S. flag was in the spotlight during Bisbee’s Veterans Day ceremony. “That is the only flag I will ever salute,” said Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 836 Commander Frank Martinez Jr., who coordinated the ceremony. More than 50 residents turned out for the celebration that was held at Bisbee’s historic Evergreen Cemetery. Martinez said Veterans Day is a time to honor and respect fallen comrades, those missing in action, and those still serving in the armed forces. He said these soldiers are the backbone of how democracy was instilled. Veterans have stood side by side as a...
  • 'We Will See the Job Through,' British Official Says

    11/07/2005 4:42:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 297+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 7, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2005 – The United States, Great Britain and the United Nations remain steadfast in seeing democracy established in Iraq despite continued insurgent violence, Britain's senior defense official said here today. "The litmus test of leadership is not when things are easy or fashionable, but when times are difficult and we have to come through them towards the objective in the end," British Secretary of State for Defense John Reid told reporters at a Pentagon news briefing. Resolution 1546, adopted by the U.N. Security Council on June 8, 2004, demonstrates that the mission to establish a democratic Iraqi...
  • Intuition propels twins through training

    10/28/2005 4:14:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 479+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | Pvt. Charlie Chavez
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- "Recruit Wombles times two!" yelled the drill instructor as two heads popped up simultaneously. Acknowledging the call, they both rose to their feet and ran to the front of the barracks. Cody L. and Kyle D. Wombles grew up in the small town of Pleasant Hill, Ill. Living in a town with less than 1,000 people, the two Company F recruits welcomed the idea of being identical twins in a new, ethnically diverse environment with new experiences. Said Cody: "The only way our drill instructors can tell us apart...
  • Recon Marine fights through injuries, takes out insurgents

    10/26/2005 5:02:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 639+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Cpl. Evan M. Eagan
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2005) -- The Marines of Iraqi Army Platoon, Echo Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, clashed with insurgents in the month leading up to the unit’s relief in place. Nearing the end of their seven-month deployment and after spending more than a month in Ferris Town and Al Amariyah in support of Operation Southern Fire, Sgt. Joe Gonsalez, platoon sergeant, IA Platoon, was conducting a familiarization foot patrol in Al Amariyah with the incoming team from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. On Oct. 2, as the patrol came to a halt in front of Al Amariyah’s...
  • Marines sweep through Ar Ramadi during Operation Bowie

    10/21/2005 5:38:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 22, 2005 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 22, 2005) -- Two platoons from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, along with two Army units and a company from the Iraqi Security Force, took part in Operation Bowie, Oct.2 through the 4 in order to disrupt insurgent positions in southern Ar Ramadi. The operation, which was the first major operation conducted by the battalion since arriving in Iraq a few weeks ago, was the first to be held in the known insurgent stronghold of the Humara District since the Marines of 1st Battalion, 5th Marines patrolled the area in July. “We conducted a cordon and...
  • Fort agency issues warning on check scam sent through mail

    10/05/2005 7:32:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 467+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    FORT HUACHUCA -- A family on the post was recently affected by a scam via the mail -- a lottery check scam. "All they need is a couple (of victims) to do it, then they're good to go," said Tanja Linton, a spokeswoman for the fort. "There is at least one family that was affected by this, which is of course one family too many." Most people these days don't faltl for these kinds of fraudulent solicitations, she said, but the criminals target victims who may be more naive about modern fraud, Linton said. Such schemes, she said, "get very...
  • Air Force paralegals aid survivors through claims process

    09/08/2005 9:54:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 8, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein
    WASHINGTON -- The legalities of disaster recovery can seem murkier than floodwater, but for some Air Force families, making claims for belongings destroyed by Hurricane Katrina will be easier, thanks to Air Force paralegals. Two teams of Airmen from various Air Education and Training Command bases arrived at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., recently to help survivors navigate the legal claims system to recover or get reimbursement for their personal property on base. "The purpose of the teams is to go into the affected areas, evaluate the extent of the damages, document that information and assist the military member filing...
  • Minneapolis burglar's break-in falls through

    07/08/2005 3:34:05 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 9 replies · 362+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 7-8-05 | Matt McKinney
    A burglar plunged through the false ceiling of a SuperAmerica store in downtown Minneapolis early Wednesday morning, showering the floor with insulation and ceiling tiles and startling a store employee who was cleaning up, police said. The man then tried to climb out through the ceiling but became entangled in wires. "When the police come in, he's dangling from the ceiling," said Lt. Michael Kjos. "He might not have been thinking real clearly at the time." Willie Nelson, 24, of north Minneapolis, later told investigators that he was hungry, according to police.
  • Arab-Israeli relations swell through soccer

    03/31/2005 5:20:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 564+ views ^ | march 31, 2005 | Kristin Stevens
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel suddenly has two Arab heroes. In a country where Jewish-Arab alienation runs deep, a pair of critical goals in World Cup soccer have created an instant connection across the divide. For years, Abas Suan and Walid Badir endured racist taunts from the bleachers. Now they're the toast of the predominantly Jewish state.
  • McCain-Feingold Online (Free Republic to kiss the First Amendment goodbye?)

    03/23/2005 2:21:55 AM PST · by The Raven · 25 replies · 880+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Mar 23, 2005 | editorial
    When it comes to the law of unintended consequences, the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance "reform" is rapidly becoming a legal phenomenon. The latest example comes courtesy of the Federal Election Commission, where officials are being asked to extend the law to the very people it is supposed to empower: individual citizens. snip The problem facing the FEC is that McCain-Feingold broadly restricts coordination with, and contributions to, political candidates. So what is the agency to do with all those people who use their Web sites to praise a candidate? Computers and Web access cost money, which could be construed as a financial...
  • Anti-Semitism Evolves

    02/15/2005 1:35:09 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 785+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | February 15, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Anti-Semitism may seem to be a static, unchanging phenomenon but in fact the obsessive hatred of Jews has a history that goes back millennia and continues to evolve.Developments since World War II and the Holocaust have been especially fast-paced and portentous. Here are four of the most significant shifts: From right to left: For centuries, anti-Semitism was the hallmark of the right and merely episodic on the left. To take the ultimate examples of these trends, Stalin's Judeophobia was peripheral to his monstrous project, but Hitler's was central to his. Even a decade ago, this pattern still basically held true....

    01/20/2005 8:21:46 AM PST · by campfollower · 10 replies · 485+ views
    1/20/05 | campfollower
    As inaugural festivities get underway in the shadow of the greatest Capitol in the world, in a time of peril to the U.S. and our friends, while our brave soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen are deployed around the world -- I want to say thank you to veterans of the United States Armed Services and their families who usually vote democratic, but saw fit this year to cross over and give President Bush the votes he needed for a decisive victory over his dangerous, traitorous opponent, John Kerry. A man who proved again this past week that his foreign policy...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Has America Learned from 9/11?

    11/02/2004 10:12:46 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 246+ views ^ | November 2, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    As Americans pick a president, one key criterion is how the war on terror is going. Is President Bush correct in his positive view or Senator Kerry in his negative one?This same debate, interestingly, is also taking place within conservative circles, where analysts sharing the same basic outlook - that Americans are fighting for their very existence - come to dramatically different conclusions. Consider the contrasting views of two important voices on the right, Mark Helprin and Tod Lindberg.Mr. Helprin, author of such powerful novels as A Soldier of the Great War and Winter's Tale, writes a despairing analysis in...
  • The Candidate With No Name

    07/29/2004 7:49:46 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 666+ views ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Candidate With No Name By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 29, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms ”Defeat Bush – VOTE In 2004!” I’ve seen more bumper-stickers with this platitude than I’ve seen ones that simply state, “Kerry/Edwards 2004.” While my liberal friends rarely mention Kerry and Edwards, they constantly remind me of how much they hate President Bush. This year, the politics of hate rule. The Left doesn’t even have a candidate. They are galvanized mainly by visceral hatred -- a hatred which stands on shaky assumptions, like the lies that Michael Moore sells as truths. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore insinuates that...
  • Brothers escape jail through hole in wall

    11/10/2003 6:24:55 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 339+ views
    the goshen news ^ | 11.10.03 | RYAN FRIESEN
    Two inmates at the Elkhart County Jail who police believe are brothers were able to escape the county facility Sunday morning by squeezing through a hole in the wall. According to Elkhart County police and Sheriff Michael Books, David S., 34, 2208 Pleasant Plain, Elkhart, and Roger A. Delucenay, 33, 58120 C.R. 29, Goshen, apparently broke out of jail between 9 and 11:45 a.m. “They breached an interior wall,” Books said in describing how the two men got out of their jail ward. Books said investigators are not sure exactly how the two men hid their escape plan, but said...
  • Breaking Through Greenland's Ice Cap

    07/23/2003 4:48:41 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 340+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-23-2003 | Dr David Whitehouse
    Breaking through Greenland's ice cap By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor Scientists have drilled through the central Greenland ice cap, obtaining an ice core that records climate data for the past 120,000 years. Champagne on ice They reached bedrock at 0815 GMT on 17 July after seven years, and 3,000 metres, of drilling in one of the remotest spots on Earth. Air bubbles in the core will tell them how the climate has changed over the entire period - right through the last major ice age. And meltwater obtained from beneath the ice cap may contain microbes...
  • Commissioning of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan --Live Thread--

    07/12/2003 8:06:28 AM PDT · by Tree of Liberty · 198 replies · 695+ views
    Fox News Channel | July 12, 2003
    The commissioning of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan is just getting underway. Live video is available on Fox News.

    04/17/2003 9:19:54 AM PDT · by ranair34 · 29 replies · 1,238+ views
    Click on the link on the article Somebody's Praying Me Through" at the top of the Bush Country home page at It is one of the most moving songs I have EVER heard! A REAL tear jerker!
  • Better Warheads Through Plastic

    12/03/2002 4:43:23 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 322+ views
    Source: Office Of Naval Research Date: 12/3/2002 Better Warheads Through Plastics Shooting down enemy air threats--whether they're ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, or aircraft--is a tactical problem that leaves little room for error. The targets move fast and must be verifiably, catastrophically, destroyed. An incoming missile hit and broken into pieces by an air defense missile can be as dangerous as one that lands intact. The Iraqi Scud missile that killed so many American troops at their Saudi base during the 1991 Gulf War is sad evidence of that risk--it had apparently been hit by a Patriot missile on its way...