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  • Prohibited item found on plane at Bradley Airport (utility knife found during PHL-BDL flight)

    08/25/2006 12:39:18 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 18 replies · 967+ views
    WTNH ^ | August 25, 2006 | WTNH
    (Windsor Locks-WTNH, Aug. 25, 2006 Updated 2:56 PM) _ State police tell News Channel 8 that this morning a passenger reported a prohibited item on an inbound U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to Bradley International Airport. The crew was alerted to the item just as it was scheduled to land; the plane landed safely around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. There were 50 passengers and five crew members onboard. All remained onboard for about 20 minutes as officials searched the airplane. A utility knife was found on one of the seats of the plane. Transportation Safety Administration and state police are...
  • Prehistoric Tools, Weapons Discovered In Peruvian Andes

    08/21/2006 5:16:01 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,293+ views
    Prehistoric tools, weapons discovered in Peruvian Andes AFP August 20, 2006 LIMA -- A team of Peruvian and US archaeologists have discovered prehistoric stone tools and weapons some 10,000 years old in an Andean town, the National Institute of Culture announced Friday. Stone axes, spearheads, and weapons were found in the main square of San Pedro de Chavin de Huantar, an Andean town some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Lima, officials said. "This discovery represents exceptional evidence of the presence of inhabitants in the Pleistocene era," the Institute said in a statement. The Pleistocene went from about 1.6 million...
  • Front Garden Yields Ancient Tools (250,000 Years-Old, UK)

    06/20/2006 12:48:24 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 957+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-20-2006
    Front garden yields ancient tools Only one other handaxe of this type has been found that is bigger The Britons of 250,000 years ago were a good deal more sophisticated than they are sometimes given credit for, new archaeological evidence suggests. It comes in the form of giant flint handaxes that have been unearthed at a site at Cuxton in Kent. The tools display exquisite, almost flamboyant, workmanship not associated with this period until now. The axes - one of which measured 307mm (1ft) in length - were dug up from old sand deposits in a front garden. "It is...
  • Some Peace Movement (Where are Germany's peaceniks now?)

    06/17/2006 7:16:00 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 923+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 26, 2006 | Jeffrey Gedmin
    Berlin EARLIER THIS MONTH, several hundred people gathered in Nuremberg, the site of an Iran-Mexico soccer match, for a protest. Their concern was that Iran's president might fly to Germany to attend the World Cup match. According to a German peace activist newsletter, the crowd of protesters was most unimpressive, a bunch of losers really. Those denouncing Iran's head of state were a motley crew of "Christian Crazies," "anti-German Germans," and "cheering Persians," the last being "loyalists of the mass-murdering regime of the shah."It's not the first time I have wondered about Germany's real peace activists. Speaking of mass murder,...
  • Java Man's First Tools

    04/21/2006 11:14:50 AM PDT · by blam · 78 replies · 1,470+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 3-26-2006 | Richard Stone
    Java Man's First Tools Richard Stone INDO-PACIFIC PREHISTORY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS, 20-26 MARCH 2006, MANILA About 1.7 million years ago, a leggy human ancestor, Homo erectus, began prowling the steamy swamps and uplands of Java. That much is known from the bones of more than 100 individuals dug up on the Indonesian island since 1891. But the culture of early "Java Man" has been a mystery: No artifacts older than 1 million years had been found--until now. At the meeting, archaeologist Harry Widianto of the National Research Centre of Archaeology in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, wowed colleagues with slides showing stone tools found...
  • Terror weapons (knives) taken off Coventry's streets (banning knives)

    04/08/2006 12:35:25 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 70 replies · 1,280+ views
    Coventry ^ | April 7, 2006 | Ben Griffin
    THESE horrifying knives have been taken off the streets of Coventry in the last 10 days. They are examples of the kinds of blades police and the Evening Telegraph are trying to banish from the city during the One Knife One Life campaign. The campaign, which was launched in the city last week, aims to teach youngsters - and particularly teenage boys - the dangers of knives. Police say young people carry knives to make themselves feel more secure, or because they know other people do. They say they don't think about the potentially devastating consequences carrying a knife can...
  • Tools 'May Be 250,000 Years Old (UK)

    03/07/2006 10:56:25 AM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 1,020+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-7-2006
    Tools 'may be 250,000 years old' Archaeologists found the flint tools in Pan last summer Stone tools found at one of the South's most important early prehistoric sites could date back 250,000 years, archaeologists claim. The historic finds were uncovered at a former gravel quarry on the Isle of Wight during digs last summer. Flint axes found near Great Pan Farm, Newport, are thought to be of the sort used by Neanderthal man. Elephant teeth from the same period were also found. Specialists are now to carry out further investigations of the site. The Great Pan Farm site now looks...
  • B.C. Sikhs celebrate kirpan decision

    03/02/2006 2:14:56 PM PST · by ferri · 46 replies · 679+ views
    CBC ^ | Mar 2 2006
    Sikhs in B.C. are cheering the Supreme Court of Canada's decision that upholds the right of Sikh children to wear a ceremonial dagger to school. The case involved a Montreal student who wasn't allowed to wear his kirpan to school. Schools in B.C. have long permitted orthodox Sikh students to wear the ceremonial dagger. In its 8-0 judgment, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a total ban infringed on Gurbaj Singh's guarantees of religious freedom under the Charter of Rights.
  • Military Has Tools to Respond to Domestic Disasters, Report Says

    02/23/2006 9:22:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2006 – The federal response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrated that the Defense Department is one of the only federal departments capable of playing a critical role in the nation's response to catastrophic events, a government report released today stated. In September, President Bush asked Fran Townsend, his homeland security adviser, to conduct a review about the federal response to Katrina. The result is a report titled "The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned," which outlines what was learned from the government's response to the hurricane and how to better prepare and respond to future domestic...
  • 'Able Danger' Yielded Counterterrorism Tools, Official Says

    02/15/2006 4:56:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 411+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2006 – The Defense Department did not hamper the transfer of intelligence gleaned from the Able Danger program to other agencies, and the program did, in fact, yield useful tools for the counterterrorism effort, a senior DoD official said here today. In an interview before testifying at the House Armed Services Committee, Stephen Cambone, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said an extensive DoD review found that there were no formal requests for Able Danger information before Sept. 11, 2001, from other governmental agencies to DoD. The review also found that no one within DoD did anything to...
  • KNIFE AMNESTY LAUNCHED

    NATIONWIDE knife amnesty to end the carnage on our streets was launched yesterday. The five-week initiative, running throughout the UK, is aimed at repeating the success of Operation Blade, which took thousands of weapons off the streets of Strathclyde in 1993. Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson yesterday vowed it would be just one of many measures to battle knife crime in Scotland. Victims of the scourge have included policeman Lewis Fulton, knifed through the heart in Glasgow in 1994 as he tried to arrest a teenage schizophrenic. Knives are becoming an increasing menace in the hands of young girls, too. Kirsty...
  • Tools Unlock Secrets Of Early Man

    12/14/2005 2:26:31 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,120+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-14-2005 | Mark Kinver
    Tools unlock secrets of early man By Mark Kinver Science reporter, BBC News website Researchers are confident the tools are 700,000 years old New research shows that early humans were living in Britain around 700,000 years ago, much earlier than scientists had previously thought. Using new dating techniques, scientists found that flint tools unearthed in Pakefield, Suffolk, were 200,000 years older than the previous oldest find. Humans were known to have lived in southern Europe 780,000 years ago but it was unclear when they moved north. The findings have been published in the scientific journal Nature. A team of scientists...
  • Do you know how to use these tools?

    12/13/2005 7:44:39 PM PST · by coloradan · 176 replies · 4,701+ views
    e-mail | unknown
    1. DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, splattering it against that freshly painted part you were drying. 2. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans rust off old bolts and then throws them somewhere under the work bench at the speed of light. Also removes fingerprint whorls and hard-earned guitar calluses in about the time it takes you to say, "Ouch..." 3. ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning steel pop rivets in their holes until you...
  • Operations Net Suspects and Terror Tools in Iraq

    12/09/2005 3:04:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 251+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2005 – Iraqi and U.S. forces continued to make progress in the fight against terrorism in the north-central region of Iraq, detaining suspects and netting weapons and ammunition, officials in Iraq reported today. Raids and patrols throughout the area Dec. 8 resulted in the detention of 22 suspected terrorists and the discovery of four weapons caches, officials said. In an early morning raid near Duluiyah, soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division, captured seven suspected terrorists. The men were wanted for staging roadside bomb and mortar attacks against coalition forces in the area....
  • TSA to Allow Scissors, Tools on Planes

    11/30/2005 8:35:28 AM PST · by xjcsa · 133 replies · 3,020+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | November 30, 2005 | Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON - Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small scissors and tools onto planes, reversing a rule that led to confiscation of many thousands of sharp objects at airports since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a Homeland Security Department official said Wednesday. Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley on Friday will announce changes to the list of items prohibited in carry-on luggage and to the airport screening process, according to the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the plan has yet to be announced. With federal air marshals on planes, bulletproof cockpit doors, armed pilots and...
  • Ancient Tools At High Desert Site Go Back 135,000 Years (California)

    11/24/2005 1:02:17 PM PST · by blam · 109 replies · 5,433+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 11-24-2005 | Chuck Mueller
    Ancient tools at High Desert site go back 135,000 years Chuck Mueller, Staff Writer BARSTOW - In the multicolored hills overlooking the Mojave River Valley, the excavation of stone tools and flakes reveals human activities from the distant past. A new system of geologic dating has confirmed that an alluvial deposit bearing the stone tools and flakes at the Calico archaeological site is about 135,000 years old. But the site could even be older. Calico project director Fred Budinger Jr. said a soil sample, taken at a depth of 17 1/2 feet in one of three master pits at the...
  • Thousands march to back Chavez

    11/19/2005 7:04:03 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 33 replies · 919+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 19, 2005 | Patrick Markey
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez marched in Caracas on Saturday to support the leftist leader in his dispute with Mexico's president over U.S. free trade proposals. State workers, unionists and students, many wearing red T-shirts, waved flags and anti-U.S. placards as they marched through the capital accompanied by trucks blaring revolutionary songs, Venezuelan folk ballads and Mexican mariachi music. Venezuela and Mexico withdrew their ambassadors on Monday after Chavez called his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox, a "lap dog" of U.S. imperialism for his close ties to Washington and told him, "Don't mess with...
  • Atheist sues to take "In God We Trust" motto off US currency

    11/18/2005 8:41:05 PM PST · by Nihil Obstat · 36 replies · 1,226+ views
    AP ^ | 11/19/2005 | David Kravets
    Atheist Now Sues to Take Motto Off Money By DAVID KRAVETS, Associated Press Writer An atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God. Michael Newdow seeks to remove "In God We Trust" from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Newdow, a Sacramento doctor and lawyer, used a similar argument when he challenged the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools because...
  • Biologists Observe Gorillas Using Tools

    09/29/2005 8:28:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 777+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/05 | Joseph B. Verrengia - AP
    For the first time, biologists have documented gorillas in the wild using simple tools, such as poking a stick in a swampy pool of water to check its depth. Until now, scientists had seen gorillas use tools only in captivity. Among the great apes, tool use in the wild was thought to be a survival skill reserved for smaller chimpanzees and orangutans. The research in the Republic of Congo's rainforests was led by Thomas Breuer of the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, which released details of his study. Breuer is in Africa and was not immediately available for...
  • Let's A/B the Media (staged photo busted at D.C. protest)

    09/26/2005 6:52:53 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 28 replies · 2,472+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 9-26-05 | Charles Johnson
    The following photo is now showing up on the wires: Here’s another. But don’t miss the view from the other side of this America-hating mime, at Getty Images. (NOTE: Getty images are protected by copyright and cannot be posted here.)
  • Evolutionary Tools Help Unlock Origins Of Ancient Languages

    09/23/2005 4:44:55 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 917+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 9-23-2005 | Sarah Graham
    Evolutionary Tools Help Unlock Origins of Ancient Languages The key to understanding how languages evolved may lie in their structure, not their vocabularies, a new report suggests. Findings published today in the journal Science indicate that a linguistic technique that borrows some features from evolutionary biology tools can unlock secrets of languages more than 10,000 years old. Because vocabularies change so quickly, using them to trace how languages evolve over time can only reach back about 8,000 to 10,000 years. To study tongues from the Pleistocene, the period between 1.8 million and 10,000 years ago, Michael Dunn and his colleagues...
  • What the British are Reading about us Today. (Incredible lies and hate-mongering!)

    09/10/2005 10:03:13 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 32 replies · 1,453+ views
    NRO- The Corner ^ | 9-10-05 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    WHAT THE BRITISH ARE READING ABOUT US THIS TODAY [Kathryn Jean Lopez] From a friend in London: this is from The Sun, the UK's largest newspaper, on saturday, Sept 10 2005, in a column by Jeremy Clarkson. I quote this verbatim (it's not up on their website, so i'm typing it in) "Hollywood has taught America that the military can solve anything. It's full of chisel-jawed heroes who never leave a man on the field and never fail to get the job done. So they'd have New Orleans sorted out in a jiffy. Unfortunately, on the street you've got some...
  • America Supports You: Sears Earns Defense Freedom Award

    08/01/2005 7:22:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 628+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 1, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2005 – Excellence deserves to be recognized, and an Alabama National Guardsman made sure it was when he nominated his employer for support above and beyond what the law requires. Army Spc. John Winkler nominated the Huntsville (Ala.) Sears, Roebuck & Co. store where he works as a customer service adviser in the automotive department for the support they have shown him when he drills or is deployed. The nomination was made through the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's Web site, and when ESGR officials checked out the Sears corporate policy toward Guard and Reserve...
  • Witnesses at anti-war tribunal slam US actions in Iraq

    06/25/2005 5:52:45 PM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 28 replies · 532+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sat Jun 25, 2:54 PM ET | some leftist
    ISTANBUL (AFP) - The World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI), an anti-war grouping of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), intellectuals and writers, heard witnesses condemn the United States for rights abuses and the worsening plight of Iraqi women. ADVERTISEMENT A former US Air Force pilot called on US troops in Iraq to "resist" the orders of their superior officers in an "illegal war". "Today Iraq has been turned into a vast prison," lawyer Amal Sawadi told the hearing. "They come to people's houses in the middle of the night, when everyone is asleep, blow in the door. They point their weapons in people's...
  • Purposeful Moral Confusion and Relativism - (Stalin's "gulags" & Guantanamo; stark!)

    06/08/2005 8:00:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 492+ views
    FRONTIERS OF FREEDOM.ORG ^ | JUNE 9, 2005 | GEORGE C. LANDRITH, EDITOR
    For over 225 years, Americans have valued the rights spoken of in the Declaration of Independence – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Americans have spilt their blood and spent their treasure to protect these basic rights for themselves and others. Amnesty International’s stated purpose is to prevent human rights violations. Thus, one might expect the United States and Amnesty International to be allies. However, they are not because Amnesty International’s stated purpose and its actual purpose are very different. Whatever its claimed purpose, Amnesty International has become just another extreme Left anti-American organization. Amnesty International’s secretary general, Irene...
  • 400,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Discovered In Mazandaran (Iran)

    06/08/2005 11:08:52 AM PDT · by blam · 101 replies · 2,157+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 6-8-2005
    400,000-year-old stone tools discovered in Mazandaran TEHRAN, June 8 (MNA) -- Recent discoveries by a team of archaeologists indicate that the coast of the Caspian Sea in Mazandaran Province was home to the earliest hominid habitation in that region. Archaeologist Ali Mahforuzi said on Wednesday that 400,000-year-old stone tools discovered in the valleys of Shuresh near the Rostam Kola, Huto, and Kamarband caves are the oldest ever found in the area. The previous studies had dated human settlement in the region to have begun about 50,000 years ago. “The recent studies conducted by a joint team of archaeologists from the...
  • Ways to Avoid Becoming “Scapegoat In Chief” - (Director of Nat'l Intel, John Negroponte's task)

    04/30/2005 4:37:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 210+ views
    HERITAGE.ORG ^ | APRIL 28, 2005 | PAUL ROSENZWEIG
    You have to feel sorry for John Negroponte. As the new Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Negroponte will coordinate the activities of 15 different intelligence agencies. But he begins his job in an almost impossible position: He’s responsible for all American intelligence activity in the world, but doesn’t have a clear idea of how much power he actually has. Rumor has it that several candidates turned down the job because of its inherent weaknesses. A few observers are so skeptical that they have privately renamed the DNI the “scapegoat in chief.” They think he’ll inevitably take the blame for the...
  • Nominations Needed for Free Republic's Faux News Awards

    04/26/2005 9:16:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies · 2,165+ views
    Tuesday, April 26, 2005 | Kristinn
    Nominations are needed for Free Republic's Faux News Awards, which are to be presented this Saturday outside the White House Correspondents Association dinner by the D.C. Chapter.10 winners will be announced. First Place will be awarded the Buckhead, the rest will get framed Sixty Minutes Faux Bush National Guard documents.The criteria for nominees is as follows: A news reporter, editor, commentator, producer, executive or organization who has lied, fabricated, tried to dupe the public or stretched the truth so far that the truth is unrecognizable and called it news.Please provide documentation for your nomination if possible. Links and/or excerpts are...
  • (VANITY)Hunters and knife collectors expertise

    03/14/2005 4:46:08 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 12 replies · 594+ views
    14 Mar 2005 | Chris
    Hate wasting good bandwidth on a vanity. I figured if anybody knew the answers to my qustion it would be a freeper. I have received from a deceased relative a deleon no 4 knife. The handle is stag and the blade is appx 3 inches long. I believe it is a skinning knife but does not have a gut hook. It appears to be one of deleons earlier knives. It is well worn with the blade having some marks and the handle has lost its whiteish yellow colour. I dont have a digital cam right now so I cant post...
  • Underwater Arrowheads, Tools Dazzle Maritime Historians (Mi'kmaq - 8,000 YO)

    02/20/2005 11:24:20 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 1,250+ views
    CBC ^ | 2-17-2005
    Underwater arrowheads, tools dazzle Maritime historians Last Updated Thu, 17 Feb 2005 15:28:09 EST CBC News HALIFAX - Archaeologists are showing off a treasure trove they call one of the most significant discoveries of Mi'kmaq artifacts in Nova Scotia. Hundreds of arrowheads and tools, some 8,000 years old, were discovered last summer along the Mersey River, near Kejimkujik National Park in the southwest region of the province. Workers from Nova Scotia Power were doing repairs to generating stations on the river. As water levels dropped in some areas, the riverbed was exposed for the first time since dams were built...
  • Field Between Tecate, Ensenada Yields Tools (Ancient Hunters In Baja)

    02/16/2005 10:26:20 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 548+ views
    SignonSandiego.com ^ | 2-16-2005 | Sandra Dribble
    Field between Tecate, Ensenada yields tools By Sandra Dibble UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER February 16, 2005 TIJUANA – For the first time in Baja California, archaeologists have found significant evidence of hunters who settled the region between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, known as INAH, announced the recent recovery of more than 150 stone knives, spearheads, cutting utensils and other carved items from an open field between Tecate and Ensenada. The items are being linked to the San Dieguito people acknowledged as the earliest settlers of the region. San Dieguito sites have been amply...
  • ARMED CITIZENS BENEFIT SOCIETY

    12/18/2004 10:42:36 AM PST · by forest · 65 replies · 1,179+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #330 ^ | 12-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    One result of the terrorist threats is a steady business in the gun shops. Many thousands of Americans have been purchasing their first weapon, then wondering about all the little associated problems -- like, what to do with it. That handgun is designed to kill people. That's about it. Other than acting as a paperweight in the "in box," there's not much else it can do effectively. On the other hand, handguns have a lot in common with other tools, such as a chain saw or automobiles. All can kill people when used improperly. All require some specific knowledge to...
  • CA: Smoke-sniffing tools spur concerns over privacy (Burn Baby Burn!!! Big Bro' visits Bakersfield)

    12/04/2004 8:43:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 686+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/4/04 | Stephanie Tavares
    Today is a no-burn day in most of Kern County, and local air pollution control inspectors are using high tech gadgets to seek out violators -- a method some say is against the law because it amounts to an illegal searches of people's homes. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is using six new infrared heat detectors, called non-contact infrared thermometers, to catch people burning wood in their fireplaces on designated no-burn days. With the devices, pollution control inspectors can be outside a home, point the infrared scanner at a chimney, pull the trigger and get a temperature...
  • Neanderthal Extinction Pieced Together

    01/27/2004 1:31:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 8,250+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 1/27/04 | Jennifer Viegas
    Jan. 27, 2004 — In a prehistoric battle for survival, Neanderthals had to compete against modern humans and were wiped off the face of the Earth, according to a new study on life in Europe from 60,000 to 25,000 years ago. The findings, compiled by 30 scientists, were based on extensive data from sediment cores, archaeological artifacts such as fossils and tools, radiometric dating, and climate models. The collected information was part of a project known as Stage 3, which refers to the time period analyzed. The number three also seems significant in terms of why the Neanderthals became extinct....
  • salon.com contacts DFU over FR's role in murder of Nick Berg by Islamofascist Terrorist b*st*rds

    05/12/2004 4:27:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 559 replies · 6,663+ views
    email from salon.com reporter | 5-12-04 | dfu
    (Note to Admin Moderator: if trolls join this thread to disrupt it or cause problems for FR, please immediately remove stupid, foolish, numbskull, airheaded, threatening, nonsensical comments.) ===================================================== Apparently, I am in the middle of a controversy regarding the brutal murder of Nick Berg by the Islamofascist terrorist b*st*rds. I received the following FReepmail today from a salon.com reporter and spoke to him off the record. I will either call him back on the record or he can use my comments here on the record. Salon.com inquiry, your post on the "enemies list" From (redacted) | 05/12/2004 11:45:13 AM PDT...
  • Earliest Stone Tools And Bones Site Discovered

    11/04/2003 4:11:26 PM PST · by blam · 70 replies · 1,445+ views
    Newswise ^ | 11-3-2003 | Southern Connecicut State University
    Source: Southern Connecticut State University Released: Mon 03-Nov-2003, 14:00 ET Earliest Stone Tools and Bones Site Discovered An assistant professor of anthropology has discovered the earliest direct evidence of stone tool manufacture and use in a controlled setting, in an excavation in Gona, Ethiopia. His research team dates the tools they found to 2.6 million years old. Newswise — Michael Rogers, an assistant professor of anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University, has discovered the earliest direct evidence of stone tool manufacture and use in a controlled setting, in an excavation in Gona, Ethiopia. Rogers and his research team date the...
  • Snap-on to close two tool factories, cutting 560 jobs

    07/22/2003 1:48:32 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 31 replies · 6,925+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2003 | The Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.MILWAUKEE - Snap-on Inc. will eliminate 560 jobs by early next year when it closes tool factories in Kenosha and Mount Carmel, Ill., the company said. The Kenosha-based company will close two of its four plants that make hand tools and power tools, and work done at those plants will shift to remaining plants in Milwaukee and Johnson City, Tenn., spokesman Richard Secor said. "This was a very difficult decision, given that these facilities have served Snap-on well for many years," said Jeff Eggert, vice president of Snap-on Tools Operations. In Kenosha,...
  • DFU SONG: Lodi (human shield buses stuck in Beirut)

    03/05/2003 11:41:45 AM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 261+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 3-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - LODI - look under Creedence Clearwater It was six weeks ago…when we set out on the road We were the human shields…we were set to explode Things weren't as expected…and Saddam is really a brute We have buses stuck in Beirut He told us where to go…one place was a power plant We know we could be killed there…that's when we crapped our pants Things weren't as expected…and Saddam is really a brute We have buses stuck in Beirut Goodness, what have we done…we all could have really died That was not in the bargain…it would be...
  • The Bible And Guns

    10/14/2002 2:41:03 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 10 replies · 381+ views
    Call To Decision Ministry ^ | 11 July 2002 | Pastor Matt Trewhella
    Genesis 4:8-12 In this passage, Scripture records the first murder wherein Cain killed Abel. That Cain must have used some sort of weapon to kill Abel is evidenced by the fact that Abel was bleeding (he was not strangled). Notice how God responded to the killing. He did not institute some sort of weapon-control, rather, He punished the one who committed the crime. Exodus 20 and following In His holy Law, which God decreed at Sinai, nowhere do you see God outlawing weapons in regards to the various crimes which He prohibited in His legislation. He always punishes the perpetrator....
  • Our endorsements are one more tool for voters (BARF Alert)

    10/10/2002 9:41:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 225+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/10/02 | Editorial
    <p>I received a letter to the editor the other day, advising readers waiting in ``wild anticipation'' of Mercury News election recommendations that they needn't wait in suspense. Of course we'd support only Democrats, and of course we'd support every tax-and-spend measure on the ballot.</p>
  • Bush: We'll Use 'All Tools' to Oust Saddam

    07/08/2002 4:26:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 196+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7/8/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Monday, July 8, 2002Bush: We'll Use 'All Tools' to Oust Saddam President Bush vowed today to "use all the tools at our disposal" to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Bush said at a White House news conference that "the world would be safer, more peaceful if there is a regime change" in Iraq. Bush shrugged off reports of preparation for an attack. He said lower-level U.S. officials should not speculate. "It is the stated policy of this government to have a regime change, and we use all the tools at our disposal to do so," he said. The Associated Press...