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  • Obama Invites Top Communist Military-Intelligence Officials to Inspect Vital

    06/13/2016 6:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 13, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    In 2001 a group of Castroite spies in south Florida known as the Wasp Network were convicted of charges ranging from espionage to conspiracy to commit murder (of U.S. citizens.) They were sentenced to terms ranging from 15 years to two life sentences. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the charges against these KGB-trained Communist spies included: • Compiling the names, home addresses, and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers and that of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica Naval Station in Key West.• Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.This past April, on Obama’s orders,...
  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/27 | Audrey McAvoy
    The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a vessel struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. The incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian tugboat contracted by the Navy were...
  • France to deploy soldiers after spate of attacks

    12/23/2014 6:02:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/23/2014 | BBC
    France is to step up police and military patrols in areas frequented by the public following recent attacks, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said. He said up to 300 soliders would be deployed around the country to boost security over the Christmas period. The attacks, seemingly unrelated, in Nantes, Dijon and Tours have left more than 20 people injured. In the latest incident, 10 people were hurt when a van was driven into a Christmas market in Nantes on Monday. In Dijon on Sunday, driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic ploughed into pedestrians into pedestrians, injuring 13 people. On...
  • Today in History: West Saved from Islam at Battle of Tours (yesterday actually)

    10/12/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies ^ | 10/11/2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In 711, the Muslims made their fateful crossing of the straits of Gibraltar, landing on European soil. Upon disembarkation, the leader of the Muslims, Tariq bin Zayid, ordered the Islamic fleet burned, explaining that We have not come here to return. Either we conquer and establish ourselves here, or we perish. This famous Tariq anecdoteoften reminisced by modern day jihadishighlights the jihadi nature of the Umayyad caliphate (661-750), the superpower of its day. Indeed, as most historians have acknowledged, the Umayyad caliphate was the Jihadi-State par excellence. Its very existence was coterminous with its conquests. Its legitimacy as viceroy of...
  • Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

    07/29/2013 10:41:00 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 8 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 29, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring The People House but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees from diners at last weeks Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats. Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing. Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama was traveling...
  • Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

    07/29/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 7/29/13 | Keith Koffler
    The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring The People House but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees from diners at last weeks Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats. Obama basketball 2Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing. Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama...
  • Dem Senators Vote to Keep WH Tours Closed

    03/20/2013 6:25:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbarts Big Government ^ | 3/20/13 | Ben Shapiro
    While President Obamas administration has suggested that the Secret Service is to blame for the closure of White House tours, the onus now falls on the Democrat-controlled Senate. On Wednesday, Democrats rejected a Republican attempt to reopen the White House tours in a straight party-line vote. 54 Democrats voted against reopening the tours. None have voted to defund President Obamas golf trips. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Tom Coburn, required 60 votes to pass.
  • Senate votes to keep White House tours closed

    03/20/2013 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/20/2013 | Stephen Dinan & Seth McLaughlin
    Senators voted Wednesday to keep the White House closed to public tours, turning back a GOP-led effort to free up money to open the building back up after the sequesters. The vote was just one of a series of high-profile votes the Senate was taking Wednesday afternoon as it plowed toward passage of a bill to fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year
  • GOP video mocks White House for canceling tours

    03/20/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/20/13 | nside Politics
    **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican (Associated Press) Enlarge Photo **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican (Associated Press) more > Recent Entries GOP video mocks White House for canceling tours Joe Biden: U.S. nearly got power of the papacy Rep. Steve Scalise slams President Obama for releasing hoops bracket before budget Sen. Orrin Hatch knocks treadmill desks, $10B for new health center Charlie Crist leads poll for Florida governor Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is poking a little fun at President Obamas decision to...
  • White House tours sequestered briefly under Reagan (for one hour in 1986)

    03/19/2013 5:37:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/13 | John Paty
    Regarding the March 14 editorial Reopen the White House doors: **SNIP** Within an hour, however, the czar returned from the East Wing singing a much different song. Apparently, first lady Nancy Reagan had pointed out that closing the White House reflected badly on the presidency in general and on President Ronald Reagan in particular. More important, the Reagans signaled to their staff that if they had to personally hand out flashlights and give the tours themselves, the tours would continue despite the crisis of sequestration.
  • Iowa Students Make It to White House Gates, But Not Inside (Hussein's bunker)

    03/16/2013 6:25:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/16/13 | Arlette Saenz
    They didnt get the White House tour they had hoped for, but the group of Iowa students who are pushing the White House to reopen tours to the public made it to the White House gates Saturday morning. The 6th graders from St. Pauls Lutheran School in Waverly, Iowa posed for photos outside the White House while holding individual paper signs spelling out the phrase, The White House is our house! Please let us visit! Onlookers cheered the kids in the efforts, with one may saying, Way to go kids! Its kind of disappointing, but its still kind of fun...
  • White House tours may be restored; Waverly students learn about changing the world (Hussein caves?)

    03/15/2013 9:14:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    KWWL ^ | 3/14/13 | Jackie Manternach, Amie Steffen
    WAVERLY (KWWL) - The message from Saint Paul's Lutheran School in Waverly has gotten through to the White House. This week, President Barack Obama said he is working with the Secret Service to restore some tours for students visiting Washington, D.C. The Saint Paul students spoke out about the suspension of the tours after automatic budget cuts canceled their tour. Obama says he is working with the Secret Service to try and restore some tours for students traveling to the nation's capital during their upcoming spring break.
  • Obama: I Didn't Cancel W.H. Tours, Secret Service and Congress to Blame

    03/13/2013 7:59:49 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 63 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | MAR 13, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama says he's not the one who canceled the White House tours. He made the comments in an interview with ABC News. "[O]ne more question about the spending cuts," said the interviewer from ABC News. "Youve been takin a lotta heat for this cancellation of the White House tours. They get the Secret Service says its costs about $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?" "You know, I have to say this was not a decision that went up to the White House. But th what the Secret Service explained to us was that theyre gonna have to...
  • Senate Democrats pepper Obama with questions on entitlements (WH tours not mentioned)

    03/12/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/13 | Justin Sink, Ben Geman
    Liberal Democrats challenged President Obama on Tuesday over his willingness to cut Social Security benefits. At a meeting that lasted just less than 90 minutes, Obama was peppered by questions from Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), among others, who challenged Obama on adopting chained CPI a less generous formula for adjusting benefits under Social Security and other programs for inflation. Obama has said he is open to chained CPI as part of a grand bargain that would include spending cuts as well as new revenue. And he didnt back down from that support during a closed-door...
  • Administrations Sequester Antics Strain Credibility

    03/09/2013 9:55:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    In an effort to try to make the sequestration as painful as possible, The Administration announced that the White House would be closed to tourists for the duration. White House Visitors Office Director, Ellie Schafer explains that in this time of fiscal crisis everyone must do his or her fair share of sacrifice. The estimated annual savings to be attained by canceling visitors access to tours of the White House is a little over $900,000. This is less than the million dollars the Administration spent on a single Presidential golf outing with Tiger Woods in February. Schafer contended that the...
  • Vanity- NYC tour(s) suggestion

    06/14/2010 12:31:35 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 104 replies · 534+ views
    ME ^ | Wobbly Bob
    I did some searches on tours, so far looks to be a possible choice with their "See the Best" tour... I like Revolutionary War history and American history in general. (I also like pubs.)
  • Obama tours Gulf in politically charged photo-ops

    05/28/2010 12:12:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 153 replies · 4,691+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/28/10 | Holly Bailey
    As he travels the Gulf Coast on Friday, President Obama is trying to reinforce the message he pushed during a White House news conference Thursday: that he and his administration are "fully engaged" in trying to fix, and clean up, the increasingly devastating oil spill. "I take responsibility," Obama said. "It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down." Obama needs to reinforce the message that he's accepting responsibility for the Gulf mess especially since recent polls show that the public is increasingly dismayed over his handling of the catastrophe. But stepping forward...
  • Illinois banks on Obama buzz to boost tourism

    11/07/2008 5:42:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies · 520+ views ^ | November 7, 2008 | Carla K. Johnson
    Illinois banks on Obama buzz to boost tourism By CARLA K. JOHNSON 13 hours ago CHICAGO (AP) Chicago's tourism Web site beckons visitors to "experience the city the Obamas enjoy." The Illinois Bureau of Tourism plans to launch a three-day getaway promotion featuring Barack Obama sites. And tour guides at the Old State Capitol in Springfield may get new scripts to stress two important speeches the president-elect made as a candidate. It's all part of Illinois tourism officials' rush to capitalize on the Obama buzz.
  • Fort opens homes for holiday tours (Christmas Tours Ft. Huachuca Command Designee Quarters)

    11/25/2007 11:50:15 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 92+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA Residents of historic military homes on this Southern Arizona Army post are opening their doors to visitors from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 for the annual Holiday Tour of Historic Homes. For the past 17 years, the fort has marked the beginning of the holiday season with the special tour. The Old Post area, a national historic landmark, will be lit by the soft glow of luminaries as the public is given a rare glimpse at the interior of these homes. The tour is organized the fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club. Proceeds from the tour...
  • TOURS, 732

    10/11/2007 9:37:12 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 14 replies · 460+ views ^ | 2005 | Reid Culp
    TOURS, 732
  • Tours to Offer Rare Glimpse of Pentagon to Public

    09/06/2007 4:35:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 152+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2007 As it has for the past two years to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Pentagon will open its doors Sept. 8 and 9 for brief public tours. The tours, part of Sept. 11 commemorative events that include the Sept. 9 America Supports You Freedom Walk, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Hodgin, director of the Pentagons tour program, said. America Supports You is a Defense Department program connecting citizens and...
  • When Sightseeing Via Segway, Tourists Become the Attraction

    08/12/2007 8:19:00 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 11 replies · 374+ views
    abcnews.go ^ | 08/12/07 | TERESA MENDEZ
    A Reporter Embarks on a Decidedly Nonpedestrian Tour of the Nation's Capital : Celeste Bagert was incredulous when she learned that her husband had signed them both up for a $65 tour of Washington on Segway scooters. "Those," she said disdainfully, "are the dorkiest things, ever." She told him the money would have been better spent on a sushi dinner. Oh well. The duo is part of a group of friends I've joined for a tour via the iconic transportation device that was supposed to revolutionize the commute, but instead became the province of law-enforcement officials and ... urban tourists....
  • Undersecretary Tours Salah Ad Din Fertilizer Plant

    01/16/2007 4:38:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 241+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Joshua R. Ford
    Riyad Aldahas, director general of the State Company of Fertilizers in Northern Iraq, gives his thanks to Paul A. Brinkley, deputy undersecretary of Defense for Business Transformation, for visiting the facility Jan. 10, 2007, at the Bayji Fertilizer Plant. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua R. Ford Undersecretary Tours Salah Ad Din Fertilizer Plant U.S. leaders, industry executives meet to discuss bringing the plant to full capacity. By Spc. Joshua R. Ford 3rd Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division BAYJI, Iraq, Jan. 16, 2007 -- Paul A. Brinkley, deputy undersecretary of defense for Business Transformation, and Brig. Gen. Francis...
  • Edwards, Obama gain popularity on tours (Edwards-Obama '06 book tours driving 'em giddy?)

    11/22/2006 10:09:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 539+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/22/06 | Mike Baker - ap
    RALEIGH, N.C. - When introducing former vice presidential candidate John Edwards at a book signing this week, a family friend mentioned a bumper sticker she'd seen around town: "Edwards-Obama." The giddy audience roared with approval. Both Edwards and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama insist they have yet to decide whether they are running for president, but both are drawing big crowds as they follow the modern script of a White House candidate and head out on nationwide book tours. The self-promoting promenades give both an excuse to tour early 2008 primary states without having to publicly commit to a campaign....
  • Today in History: The Battle of Tours 10/10/732 [Charles Martel C in C]

    10/10/2006 11:20:34 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 32 replies · 1,050+ views
    The Battle of Tours Charles de Steuben's Battaile de Poitiers en Octobre 732 depicts a triumphant Charles Martel (mounted) facing Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi (right) at the Battle of Tours. Date: October 10, 732 Location: near Tours, France Result: Decisive Frankish victory CombatantsCarolingian Franks v. Umayyad Caliphate Commanders Charles Martel v.Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd er Rahman Strength 15,000-75,000 v. 60,000-400,000 Casualtiesabout 1500 reported in western history, but probably far heavier unknown, but reported massive, notably Emir Abd er Rahman. The Battle of Tours (October 10, 732), often called Battle of Poitiers and also called in Arabic بلاط الشهداء...
  • Ramadan a time of military favor? (Mohammedans Lost at the Battle of Tours During Ramadan)

    10/10/2006 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 1,395+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/10/2006 | Mary Jo Anderson
    1,300 years after decisive Battle of Tours, Muslims still wonder why they lostBy Mary Jo Anderson TOURS, France Frederic Guesdon won the 100th edition of the Paris-Tours classic on Sunday. The picturesque valley where cyclists whooshed uphill toward their prize no longer bears the scars of the ferocious Battle of Tours. But in this valley, Oct. 10, A.D. 732, Frankish chieftains and Gallic forces led by Charles Martel defended their homeland from Abd-er-Rahman and his Muslim raiders. ...Historians calculate that the Umayyad Caliphate that met its match at the Battle of Tours was the mightiest military power...
  • "Why We Serve" Program to Connect Servicemembers, American Public

    08/31/2006 6:28:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 243+ views
    Why We Serve Program to Connect Servicemembers, American PublicBy Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2006 Thirteen servicemembers recently returned from deployments in the Middle East will fan out across the country beginning today to share their experiences and motivation for serving in uniform as they launch the Defense Departments new Why We Serve program. The program has one simple goal: to help connect returning military members with the general public and give them an opportunity to tell their personal stories, explained Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs. The servicemembers, representing the...
  • No End To Fighting As Rice Tours Middle East

    07/24/2006 6:10:09 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 276+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-25-2006 | Patrick Bishop - George Jones
    No end to fighting as Rice tours Middle East By Patrick Bishop and George Jones, Political Editor (Filed: 25/07/2006) Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel last night with no sign that America's belated diplomatic intervention would bring an early end to the violence in Lebanon. The US secretary of state had earlier visited Beirut where she said she was "deeply concerned" by the plight of the Lebanese people who have been suffering the consequences of two weeks of Israeli attacks. Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora greets Condoleezza RiceThe White House announced that it was sending helicopters and ships to provide humanitarian...
  • CA: Governor tours border in copter - Criticizes GOP's legislative inaction

    06/22/2006 9:27:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 378+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/22/06 | Phillip J. Lavelle
    After a helicopter tour of the U.S.-Mexico border here, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a broadside yesterday against House Republican leaders for threatening to scuttle a sweeping overhaul of immigration laws. It would be totally inexcusable for them to say, 'This year we couldn't do it,' Schwarzenegger said at a news conference minutes after landing near the border fence, yards away from Tijuana, on a National Guard Blackhawk helicopter. The Republican governor had just completed a 23-minute aerial tour that took him from Brown Field east nearly to Otay Mountain and then west to seaside Border Field State Park. After landing...
  • America Supports You: Miss America Tours Pentagon, Thanks Troops (Put smiles on your faces)

    03/23/2006 5:51:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 819+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 Reigning Miss America Jennifer Berry had nothing but good to say about servicemembers she met in a tour of the Pentagon today. Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry poses in front of the Pentagon with her famous crown March 23. Berry toured the Pentagon to meet with service members. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "It was absolutely wonderful and such an honor for me," the 22-year-old Tulsa, Okla., native said. Berry visited with soldiers after a briefing on Army operations and later met with sailors working down the hallway....
  • Vanity, seeking information about multisport tours

    11/26/2005 11:20:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 241+ views
    grey_whiskers | 11-27-2005 | grey_whiskers
    A quick vanity to all... I am beginning to plan a 1-week or so family vaction (experienced cyclists / hikers) "Up North" next summer to get out of Arizona heat. We are looking primarily at Alaska, Glacier National Park (Montana), Yellowstone. We are looking at hiking, kayaking/rafting, bicycling, horseback riding; and prefer camping to hotel stays. Does anyone have any recommendations as to the best tour company or ones to avoid? Could anyone give pointers on dumb things to avoid or things which really added to their experience? Cheers!
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-11-05, Memorial, St. Martin of Tours

    11/11/2005 8:19:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 310+ views American Bible ^ | 11-11-05 | New American Bible
    November 11, 2005Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, bishop Psalm: Friday 48 Reading IWis 13:1-9 All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God,and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is,and from studying the works did not discern the artisan;But either fire, or wind, or the swift air,or the circuit of the stars, or the mighty water,or the luminaries of heaven, the governors of the world, they considered gods.Now if out of joy in their beauty they thought them gods,let them know how far more excellent is the Lord than...
  • When The French Beat Back Moslem Aggression: Charles Martel at Tours

    03/09/2003 11:32:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 40 replies · 1,578+ views
    The Battle of ToursOctober 10, 732 AD marks the conclusion of the Battle of Tours, arguably one of the most decisive battles in all of history. A Moslem army, in a crusading search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe under the leadership of Abd-er Rahman, governor of Spain. Abd-er Rahman led an infantry of 60,000 to 400,000 soldiers across the Western Pyrenees and toward the Loire River, but they were met just outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, and...
  • TOURS 732

    10/10/2005 12:34:58 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 989+ views ^ | 2005.10.10 | B-Chan
    1,273 years ago today.
  • Charles Martel

    11/05/2005 8:39:40 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 5 replies · 923+ views
    Catholic Encyclopedia ^ | 2003 | Catholic Encyclopedia
    Charles Martel Born about 688; died at Quierzy on the Oise, 21 October, 741. He was the natural son of Pepin of Herstal and a woman named Alpade or Chalpade. Pepin, who died in 714, had outlived his two legitimate sons, Drogon and Grimoald, and to Theodoald, a son of the latter and then only six years old, fell the burdensome inheritance of the French monarchy. Charles, who was then twenty-six, was not excluded from the succession on account of his birth, Theodoald himself being the son of a concubine, but through the influence of Plectrude, Theodoald's grandmother, who wished...
  • Arabs, Franks, and the Battle of Tours, 732: Three Accounts

    11/05/2005 8:46:52 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 2 replies · 304+ views
    Medieval Sourcebook ^ | July 1998 | Paul Halsall
    Medieval Sourcebook: Arabs, Franks, and the Battle of Tours, 732: Three Accounts [Davis Introduction] The following opinion was expressed about the Franks by the emir who conquered Spain, and who---had he not been recalled---might have commanded at Tours. It shows what the Arab leaders thought of the men of the North up to the moment of their great disillusionment by "The Hammer."From an Arabian Chronicler Musa being returned to Damascus, the Caliph Abd-el Melek asked of him about his conquests, saying "Now tell me about these Franks---what is their nature?" "They," replied Musa, "are a folk right numerous, and full...
  • Why Islam didn't conquer the world...

    10/31/2005 9:08:06 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 59 replies · 3,978+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | Date published: 10/30/2005 | PAUL AKERS
    N A SUSTAINED, century-long rampage that would have wowed Rommel, the Prophet Mohammed and his successors beginning in A.D. 629 conquered not only Arabia, Persia, Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, but also branded the crescent of Islam on lands formerly within the fold of a Christian Roman Empire then in ruins. In 709, Arab horsemen and their allies crossed the Strait of Gibraltar. Four short years later, Spain belonged to the Empire of the Prophet. In the summer of 732, the centennial of Mohammed's death, this veteran Islamic juggernaut, at least 80,000 strong with the skilled and popular general Abd...
  • Bush Tours Devastated Areas, Relief Convoys Arrive In New Orleans (The Cavalry Arrives !)

    09/02/2005 1:32:23 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 38 replies · 1,377+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 9/2/2005 | FOX NEWS
    Relief Convoys Arrive in New Orleans Friday, September 02, 2005 NEW ORLEANS Thousands of National Guardsmen and women armed with food, water and weapons streamed into the hurricane-ravaged New Orleans on Friday to bring relief to the suffering and take back the streets from the looters and armed vigilantes. "The cavalry is [here] and will continue to arrive," one Guardsman said. President Bush arrived in Mobile, Ala., around 11:15 a.m. EDT Friday to tour the devastation and reassure survivors that the federal government will help them rebuild. He later did a close flyover of New Orleans, where, he vowed,...
  • Sex Tourism: Addressing the Demand for Trafficking

    08/28/2005 10:07:12 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 82 replies · 20,314+ views
    Page 1 EQUALITY NOW New York: 250 West 57 Street, #1527, New York, NY 10107, USA ▪ Tel:+1 212-586-0906 Fax:+1 212-586-1611 Email: London: 6 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6BU, UK Phone:+44 (0) 20-7839-5456 Fax:+44 (0) 20-7839-4012 Email: Nairobi: PO Box 2018 KNH 00202, Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20-2719-832 Fax: +254 20-2719-868 Email: Sex Tourism: Addressing the Demand for Trafficking Testimony by Jessica Neuwirth, President of Equality Now Thank you for this opportunity to testify before you, and thank you for your interest in and support for efforts to...
  • Celebration du Jour des Bouchers-(Bastille Day nothing French should be proud of;better Oct 10!)

    07/18/2005 7:01:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 459+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | JULY 18, 2005 | MIKE BAYHAM
    In honor of Bastille Day, I have decided to dedicate this column to that proverbial fly in the world's ointment, France. I suppose "honor" is the wrong word to use. Bastille Day signified the birth of le republique and the beginning of the end of le ancien regime, which wasn't necessarily a good thing for France or the rest of Europe. While this commentary is going to seem harsh, I would like to say that I am quite proud of my French heritage. France was the home of my paternal ancestors, though it was a very different place when Jean-Baptiste...
  • Nation's Christian Roots Attacked-(lib "Interfaith Alliance" protesting our Christian heritage!)

    05/02/2005 4:14:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 1,306+ views
    A left-leaning group called the Interfaith Alliance is protesting the influence of Christianity in U.S. history. A liberal action group has challenged the views of a well-known conservative who points in detail to the influence Christianity has had on U.S. history. David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders, regularly gives tours of the U.S. Capitol to spotlight the faith-based underpinnings of key moments in American history. But the Interfaith Alliancea group from the religious leftrecently objected to a Barton excursion, accusing him of revising history. The tour in question was for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, but the alliance didn't complain to...
  • Rice Tours Command Center in South Korea

    03/19/2005 8:08:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 399+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/05 | Anne Gearan - AP
    SEOUL, South Korea - From inside a mountainside bunker, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) saw firsthand Saturday what a war with North Korea (news - web sites) might look like. Rice became the most senior American official to tour a command center for U.S. and South Korean troops that would be the battle headquarters in the event of fighting with the communist North. "I know that you face a close-in threat every day," Rice told troops at Command Post Tango, or Theater Air Naval Ground Operations. Rice's visit coincided with a twice-yearly war exercise involving thousands...
  • Egyptian president tours Persian Gulf

    12/08/2004 2:26:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 156+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/8/04 | Adnin Malik - AP
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak engaged Persian Gulf leaders Wednesday in an effort to build momentum toward peace in the Middle East, calling for support of the new Palestinian leadership and talking up the prospects of an Israeli-Palestinian settlement. Bahrain's king indicated he shared the new optimism about the peace process. "There is an opportunity (for peace) and hopefully it will not be squandered as many have been," the king, Sheik Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, told reporters after Mubarak arrived in his country. "At present the circumstances sound much more convenient and hopeful," the king added,...
  • Kerry Settled on Purple Hearts to Get Him out of Unexpected Danger on Swiftboats

    09/20/2004 12:20:54 PM PDT · by THJNewYorkCity · 6 replies · 240+ views
    uncertain | 9/20.04 | THJNewYorkCity
    In the last week I read a coherent explanation in the New York Times, New York Post, or a conservative web page like The Weekly Standard or Wall Street Journal that makes the entire Kerry medals controversy clear. This blog, in fact, has a discussion about Kerry's first "tour" on a boat kept off shore and facing no danger and not even considered to be a "tour" in Vietnam but his second was more dangerous than he ever expected.
  • CA: Appeals court upholds reducing commercial wilderness tours

    08/25/2004 6:30:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 338+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/25/04 | AP - San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's order that reduced the number of commercial wilderness tours in the Sierra Nevada. At issue are so-called "packstock" operations, for-profit companies that carry campers and sightseers deep into the wilderness using horses. The High Sierra Hikers Association and the Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics - consisting of current and former rangers and other forest workers - sued the U.S Forest Service, charging it failed to study the cumulative environmental affects of 17 companies the agency permitted to trek thousands of visitors through the forest. A...

    08/21/2004 10:01:06 AM PDT · by forest · 13 replies · 835+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #313 ^ | 8-21-04 | Doug Fiedor
    John Kerry wants us to believe that he is qualified to be President of the United States and commander-in-chief of our nations armed forces simply because he was a junior lieutenant in the Navy. Oh, and, he keeps mentioning serving two tours in the Vietnam war. Note, now, that Kerry does not want us to scrutinize what he did (and did not do) in all his years as a Senator. Kerry is running for office as a Naval officer -- as a war hero. On Kerry's Senate web site[1], he clearly states: "As a Vietnam veteran, I have experienced firsthand...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-11-03, Memorial, St. Martin of Tours

    11/11/2003 8:35:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 92+ views American Bible ^ | 11-11-03 | New American Bible
    November 11, 2003Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, bisho Psalm: Tuesday 48 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IWis2:233:9 God formed man to be imperishable;the image of his own nature he made them.But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world,and they who are in his possession experience it. But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;and their passing away was thought an afflictionand their going forth from us, utter destruction.But they are in peace.For if before men,...