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  • Hillary Laughs As Person Introducing Her Omits ‘Under God’ From Pledge Of Allegiance [VIDEO

    05/11/2016 9:13:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/11/16 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton laughed as the person introducing her omitted “under God” from the pledge of allegiance. Wednesday, during a campaign rally at Camden County College in New Jersey, the woman said, “Only Hillary can bring us together as one nation, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” After the woman said “one nation,” she can be heard beginning to say under, but then caught herself. The crowd roared in approval.
  • Tommy

    01/02/2014 5:11:40 PM PST · by Marie · 20 replies ^ | Runyard Kipling
    I WENT into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ; But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play. I...
  • Obama sings "Under My Thumb" to Sandra Fluke (Lyrics)

    08/09/2012 1:08:43 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    insomnia | now | me
    [Can anyone sing like Obama?] Under my thumb The girl who Bush had held down Under my thumb The girl who Bush pushed all around She's down on me The difference is contraceptive gear Free from me, the change has come, She's under my thumb Ain't it the truth, Fluke? Under my thumb The slutty bitch who's just had her day Under my thumb A girl who just changed her Always She's down on me, yes she is The way she does anyone she sees Down with me, the change has come She's under my thumb I could say it...
  • Black Gang Charged Under South Carolina Lynching Law

    06/28/2011 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 6/28/11
    Rachel Maddow should immediately accuse Matt Lauer and the today show of trying to scare white people. Here’s the story as told on Today: Here’s what the good kids who made bad choices did to Carter Strange: He had to have emergency surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain, and underwent an operation on Thursday to rebuild his nose, which was badly broken. He also suffered a fractured eye socket. Meanwhile the police say they haven’t found any evidence that Carter was targeted because he is white: Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott…said he cannot call it a hate...
  • Reese On The Radio has returned!

    06/22/2011 8:07:46 PM PDT · by ReeseOnTheRadio · 31 replies ^ | July 20, 2011 | Reese
    Reese On the Radio takes issue (as many do) with the way God, catholics and christians are attacked by the left. NBC's recent "under God" omission for one. Reese is urging all Americans to take a stand against, what he calls, "the gay mafia"!
  • Have we become a turncoat nation under Obama’s foreign policy?

    05/27/2011 10:46:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    hot air ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Has Barack Obama’s foreign policy led us to become a “turncoat nation”? First, as Bill Whittle carefully explains in his latest Firewall video, one has to understand what “turncoat” actually means. It doesn’t indicate treason, but switching sides — with a healthy inference of surrender, to boot. Certainly we see that in the sudden desire to cast Israel as the intransigent in the Middle East, as Whittle states, but it’s hardly the only example, and certainly not the first: It seems like Obama is trying to establish the US as some sort of context-free arbiter of world issues, which might...
  • Budget Deal Targets Pieces of Health Care Law

    04/11/2011 6:30:08 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/2011 | Fox
    The budget deal reached Friday would affect two initiatives contained in last year's health-care law that were bitterly opposed by businesses, killing one outright and slashing funding for the other. The agreement would eliminate a provision of the health-care law enabling low-income workers to opt out of employer-offered health insurance and shop for more affordable coverage on insurance exchanges to be created in 2014, according to congressional aides and business groups. Under the provision, employers would have had to help pay for the insurance purchased on the exchange. Ending the program would save the government $4 billion over 10 years,...
  • Gasoline up 100% under Obama

    03/30/2011 6:20:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/30/11 | James S. Robbins
    Feeling pain at the pump? Gas prices have doubled since Mr. Obama took office. According to the GasBuddy gasoline price tracking web site, the price of a gallon of regular gas was around $1.79 when Mr. Obama took office. Today the national average is $3.58. The lowest average price in the continental United States is $3.31 in Tulsa Oklahoma, the highest is $4.14 in Santa Barbara, CA. Four-dollar-a-gallon gas has arrived on average throughout California, and a number of other states are headed in that direction. Consumer price index (CPI) figures from February show an unadjusted 12 month
  • Sodexo sues union under federal racketeering statute

    03/17/2011 6:59:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/17/11 | Jeremy Pelofsky and Jeff Roberts
    WASHINGTON - The American unit of French catering giant Sodexo SA on Thursday filed a civil racketeering lawsuit accusing the Service Employees International Union of engaging in illegal tactics in its efforts to unionize workers. The company levied numerous charges accusing the union of threats concerning employees and company property, engaging in illegal tactics to steer business away from Sodexo and attempting to publicly tarnish its reputation. The lawsuit is the latest twist in a fight over a bid by SEIU to represent some of the 80,000 of Sodexo's hourly employees who are not union members
  • IDF traveling to London under false names

    03/01/2011 2:23:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen Avi Benayahu on Monday said he traveled to the United Kingdom on a false name over fears of being arrested for alleged war crimes, in an interview with Defense News. "In my last visit to London, I had to assume a false name because well-funded anti-Israel activists are exploiting universal jurisdiction powers to wage lawfare against us," Benayahu explained. "It's absurd, and I understand the government is trying to legislate changes to prevent this." Benayahu said that, "The British and other European governments are just as concerned as we are about terror, and leaders are realizing that...
  • Interview with Phyllis Chesler: 'Israel Under Existential Siege'

    02/20/2011 10:20:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/11 | Fern Sidman,
    Israel National News reporter Fern Sidman interviewed op-ed columnist, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, at a first-of-its-kind conference in Toronto organized by Advocates for Civil Liberties and entitled, "When Middle East Politics Invade Campus". Held on February 16th, the event dealt with the continued and increasingly hostile demonization of Israel, both on the college campus and in the media. INN: Today, you addressed the escalating hatred of Israel in the realm of Western academia. Can you tell us your observations of this phenomenon since your book, "The New Anti-Semitism" came about some years ago? PC: As I first wrote in 2001-2002, the...
  • Under high congressional pressure, U.S. vetoes controversial Israel resolution

    02/18/2011 3:32:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/11 | Bridget Johnson
    The U.S. vetoed a controversial Palestinian Authority resolution at the United Nations Security Council as pressure on the administration mounted in the House. A letter urging Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to stand up against the resolution condemning Israel quickly racked up signatures in the House on Friday. Reps. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) circulated the letter, which had been signed by at least 110 members, making the rounds beginning Thursday afternoon and again later on Friday. The members responded to reports that a presidential statement condemning Israeli settlements could be
  • Obama Advisers Throw Rahm Emanuel Under The Bus

    11/06/2010 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 43 replies ^ | November 4, 2010 | Kevin Douglas Grant Executive Editor
    Rahm Emanuel, a.k.a "Rahm-bo", left Washington D.C. just weeks before the Nov. 2 massacre. Now some of President Obama's advisers are more than happy to take advantage of his absence, scapegoating former chief of staff Emanuel as the reason for Obama's current problems.
  • J Street under fire after attempting to aid Goldstone

    10/03/2010 10:23:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 10/3/10 | GIL SHEFLER
    Ben-Ami: Appearance of unfavorable stories is part of concerted effort to undermine J Street and its message at a critical time in negotiations. Critics of J Street rebuked the dovish advocacy group on Friday after it emerged it had considered facilitating meetings between Judge Richard Goldstone and congressmen. The Washington Times reported on Thursday that J Street approached several US lawmakers in November 2009 asking whether they would be interested in meeting the author of the UN report on the war in Gaza, to ask him questions on his findings.
  • Journalism Needs Government Help

    07/14/2010 3:15:55 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Opinion Journal (WSJ) ^ | July 14, 2010 | Lee Bollinger
    We have entered a momentous period in the history of the American press. The invention of new communications technologies—especially the Internet—is transforming the human capacity to speak, perhaps as monumentally as the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. This is facilitating the largest and fastest expansion of global economic growth in human history. Free speech and a free press are essential to a dynamic economy. At the same time, however, the financial viability of the U.S. press has been shaken to its core. The proliferation of communications outlets has fractured the base of advertising and readers. Newsrooms...
  • Americans Under 30 Most Likely to Take Uncompromising Stand for Right to Life, Says Gallup Poll

    05/17/2010 11:25:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies · 661+ views ^ | 5-17-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The pro-abortion left appears to be losing the battle for the heart and soul of the rising generation of Americans, according to new data released by the Gallup poll. Americans in the 18 to 29 age bracket are now more likely than their elders to believe abortion should be illegal in all circumstances, according to the data released last week, and generally oppose abortion in greater numbers than Baby Boomers. Since 1975, Gallup has been asking this question: “Do you think abortions should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?”...
  • Napolitano Under Fire Again

    05/17/2010 2:04:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 543+ views
    wsj ^ | 5/17/10 | KEITH JOHNSON
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her agency are under fire again after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the attempted bombing in Manhattan's Times Square. While no one is calling for Ms. Napolitano's resignation, as happened after the failed Christmas Day bombing, her performance and that of the Department of Homeland Security are a key part of the political battleground over how to fight terrorism. DHS has been thrust further into the spotlight due to the struggle to contain what could become one of the biggest oil spills in U.S. waters. The crisis is raising questions...
  • VIDEO: Obama- 7 Lies In Under 2 Minutes

    10/22/2009 2:08:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 648+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/22/09 | YouTube
    In this 1:46 video, we point out 7 promises that then candidate Obama has already broken. We hope that all the people of the ObamaNation are happy with their president.
  • Cave Complex Allegedly Found Under Giza Pyramids

    08/14/2009 10:09:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 2,079+ views
    Vorchester | Discovery News ^ | 8/13/09 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Aug. 13, 2009 -- An enormous system of caves, chambers and tunnels lies hidden beneath the Pyramids of Giza, according to a British explorer who claims to have found the lost underworld of the pharaohs. Populated by bats and venomous spiders, the underground complex was found in the limestone bedrock beneath the pyramid field at Giza. "There is untouched archaeology down there, as well as a delicate ecosystem that includes colonies of bats and a species of spider which we have tentatively identified as the white widow," British explorer Andrew Collins said. Collins, who will detail his findings in the...
  • Don't underestimate the American People

    08/10/2009 8:15:10 AM PDT · by jackv · 16 replies · 1,155+ views
    Youtube ^ | 8-10-09 | Youtube
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  • Garage sales covered under new product safety laws

    05/26/2009 8:42:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,956+ views ^ | 5/26/2009 | SARA SHEPHERD
    Selling any used cribs or playpens at your upcoming garage sale? Children’s clothes with drawstrings or zippers? Pre-1985 books? Rubber duckies or pool floaties? Better check them twice. Just like megasize toy manufacturers and stores that sell products from China, the notoriously broad and confusing federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act applies to you and your front yard
  • Under Obama, US drops hostility to ICC: experts

    03/22/2009 8:18:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 950+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/09 | staff
    President Barack Obama's administration has dropped outright US hostility toward the world's first permanent war crimes court, but it is still a far cry from joining it, experts say. US officials say the new team is reviewing its policy on the International Criminal Court (ICC) after former president George W. Bush's administration snubbed it and drew fire that it was showing contempt for international law.
  • Kevin O'Brien: America under Obama will see one crisis after another

    01/30/2009 1:54:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1,292+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 1-30-09 | Kevin O'Brien
    We interrupt this financial crisis to bring you a gargantuan federal power grab masquerading as an economic stimulus. Tell me, does the following sound at all familiar? We've GOT to act. NOW! There's NO TIME for debate. We're on the PRECIPICE. We're staring into the ABYSS. The government has to spend BIG and it has to spend FAST, before it's TOO LATE! Yes, yes. We heard it just a few weeks ago, remember? Right before the government spent big and fast so it could avert the financial crisis. Which continues today, quite unaverted, because no one bothered to require that...
  • McPeak's remarks under fire

    04/03/2008 4:15:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 185+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | March 27, 2008 | JEFF MAPES
    Retired Air Force Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak of Lake Oswego was once again in the middle of a campaign flap Wednesday when Hillary Clinton's campaign questioned his role as an adviser to Barack Obama because of his views on Israel. McPeak, known for his sharp tongue, stood by his position that U.S. policy in the Mideast is influenced by pro-Israeli voters, but he did apologize for last week's comment accusing former President Clinton of McCarthyism. An Obama spokesman said the senator disagrees with McPeak's comments on Israel but continues to stand behind him as a military adviser and co-chairman of...
  • Ashkelon Under Rocket Attack

    02/28/2008 8:24:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies · 112+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2-28-08 | Hillel Fendel
    ( A total of 24 people are hospitalized, mostly for shock, following the firing of more than 30 rockets and mortar shells from Gaza on Israel on Thursday. Among them are two with shrapnel injuries. Among the rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza on Israel on Thursday, eight long-range Grad rockets hit the coastal city of Ashkelon. The city's 100,000-plus rocket-besieged residents were told just last night (Wednesday) by Defense Minister Ehud Barak that there was no need to change the city's deployment plans. The Katyusha-like were fired in several waves in the mid-afternoon hours. Two rockets slammed directly...
  • Paras Almost Retreated Under Taliban Assault

    10/01/2006 7:28:32 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 719+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-2-2006 | Tom Coghlan
    Paras almost retreated under Taliban assault By Tom Coghlan (Filed: 02/10/2006) British forces in southern Afghanistan came within hours of retreating from a key base because they suffered a critical shortage of helicopters, the task force commander has disclosed. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph Brig Ed Butler said Taliban fire was so heavy and accurate at Musa Qala, a key forward base in northern Helmand, that Army helicopters faced a serious risk of being hit. Brigadier Ed Butler, commander of British Forces in Afghanistan He said the loss of such crucial equipment — together with the political...
  • Gassy Bugs: Microbes May Produce Propane Under The Sea

    09/29/2006 3:11:39 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 762+ views
    Science News ^ | 9-30-2006 | Julie Rehmeyer
    Gassy Bugs: Microbes may produce propane under the sea Julie Rehmeyer For decades, scientists have been puzzled by periodic findings of ethane and propane in sediments that they've pulled from deep below the ocean floor. As far as they knew, these gases could be produced only as petroleum is—by great heat applied to ancient, buried organic matter. But sometimes, ethane and propane turn up in areas where that process seems unlikely. A new report suggests a different source: microbes. Bacteria and archaea within underwater sediments could chew up buried organic material and spew out ethane and propane as waste products,...
  • In The Towers Of Silence, An Ancient Ritual Of Death Comes Under Threat

    09/11/2006 8:20:59 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-12-2006 | Peter Foster
    In the Towers of Silence, an ancient ritual of death comes under threat By Peter Foster in New Delhi (Filed: 12/09/2006) The viability of the centuries-old Zoroastrian custom of allowing vultures to consume the corpses of its devotees has been called into question after a relative of one of the dead discovered piles of rotting bodies lying almost untouched by the birds. Dhun Baria, a member of Bombay's Zoroastrian community, known as Parsis, was shocked to be told that the body of her mother had lain untouched for nine months after she was laid to rest at the Towers of...
  • Arab Despots, Not Israel, Are Now Under A Greater Threat

    08/03/2006 7:18:41 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-4-2006 | Jonathan Steele
    Arab despots, not Israel, are now under a greater threat Hizbullah's resistance to the region's military superpower will cause tremors in Egypt and Jordan - and even Syria Jonathan Steele in Tyre Friday August 4, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Unlike good children, Israel's drones are heard but not seen. Officially called unmanned aerial vehicles, these "eyes in the sky" circle south Lebanon day and night. Between six and 12 feet long, they are little more than cameras and a motor. They usually fly too high to be spotted, but they make a noise so loud you cannot forget it, like...
  • First province under total Iraqi control

    07/14/2006 3:19:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 402+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Rick Rzepka
    Iraqi security forces celebrate at a ceremony in Samawah, in southern Iraq, on July 13. Full responsibility for the province was handed over to the al-Muthanna provincial government by Coaltion forces. It is the first of Iraq's 18 provinces to have total responsibility for security. SAMAWAH - Hundreds gathered in Samawah, the capital of al-Muthanna province in southern Iraq, to witness the formal passing of responsibility for security and governance from Coalition forces to Iraqi control today.  Al-Muthanna is the first of Iraq’s 18 provinces to have complete responsibility for its own security. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attended...
  • Online Wagering Under Attack in Congress

    07/11/2006 2:03:12 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 52 replies · 998+ views ^ | 7 11 06 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won't like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying online bets and could padlock gambling Web sites. The legislation would clarify existing law to spell out that it is illegal to gamble online. To enforce that ban, the bill would prohibit credit cards and other payment forms, such as electronic transfers, from being used to settle online wagers. It also would give law enforcement officials the authority to work with Internet providers to block access...
  • Investigation Under Way in Iraqi Family's Deaths

    07/01/2006 7:27:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 63 replies · 1,250+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2006 – The Army's Criminal Investigation Command is looking into allegations that coalition soldiers killed an Iraqi family of four in their home near Mahmudiyah, Iraq, military officials here announced today. A written statement issued by Multinational Division Baghdad said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, the division's commanding general, requested a criminal probe into the allegations after the division's own preliminary investigation found sufficient information existed to recommend a criminal investigation. The incident that led to the allegations reportedly occurred in March, but the military's written statement did not provide a time frame. The statement...
  • The Book Of Isaiah Under The Sands Of Egypt

    06/21/2006 5:10:00 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,535+ views
    The Book of Isaiah under the sands of Egypt The archaeological mystery has been solved! The latest research shows that the manuscript found by Polish archaeologists in the village of Gourna (Sheikh abd el-Gourna) near Luxor in Upper Egypt contains the entire biblical book of Isaiah in the Coptic translation. “This is the first complete translation of this book in Coptic” – says Prof. Ewa Wipszycka-Bravo of the Institute of Archaeology at Warsaw University. In February last year, Tomasz Górecki heading the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Warsaw University mission in Gourna, made a unique find in the rubbish...
  • One In Four Shops Caught Selling Knives To Children Under 16 (UK)

    06/20/2006 7:55:11 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 732+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-21-2006 | David Derbyshire
    One in four shops is caught selling knives to children under 16 By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 21/06/2006) More than a quarter of shops that stock knives are illegally selling them to children under 16, according to a survey by trading standards officials. Despite concerns about rising knife violence, a significant number of shopkeepers are failing to check the ages of teenage customers or are wilfully turning a blind eye. Richard Beckett, 14, shows knives bought by teenage volunteers However, there was some evidence that the recent spate of stabbings and the Home Office amnesty may finally be...
  • Four illegal immigrants plead guilty under Arizona people-smuggling law

    06/07/2006 6:49:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 424+ views
    Four Mexicans accused of sneaking across the border pleaded guilty Tuesday under a new state law targeting immigrant smugglers. They were among the first 48 alleged customers of smugglers to be charged as conspirators to the crime. The four, who pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit immigrant smuggling, were sentenced to two years supervised probation and expected to face deportation proceedings. Critics say the law was intended to be used against smugglers, not their customers. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has said the customers of smugglers need to be held accountable. In all, 19 of the 48 have pleaded guilty...
  • Under Tremendous Pressure, Mullahs Agree To Renovate Tomb Of "Cyrus The Great"

    06/06/2006 2:11:28 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 907+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 5-29-2006
    Under tremendous pressure, mullahs agree to renovate tomb of "Cyrus the Great" May 29, 2006 Thanks to Iranian arab-parast, tomb of founder of Iran Zamin covered with dust but tomb of their beloved cowered arab imam whom ran away to Iran for dear life, covered with gold Under tremendous pressure by Iranian People, mullahs agree to renovate tomb of "Cyrus the Great". A team of experts have recently began renovating the tomb of Cyrus the Great at the ancient site of Pasargad in southern province of Fars. Several megaliths of the tomb have been stolen over time and the renovation...
  • House Speaker Hastert under investigation (now officially denied)

    05/24/2006 5:31:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,161+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/06 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is probing corruption in Congress, ABC News reported on Wednesday. ABC, citing high level Justice Department sources, said information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government. Part of the investigation involves a letter Hastert wrote three years ago, urging the Secretary of the Interior to block a casino on an Indian reservation that would have competed with those of other tribes. Hastert's Press Secretary told ABC in a statement: "We are not aware...
  • Duke Under Fire In Second Rape Investigation

    05/06/2006 6:11:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,126+ views ^ | 5 5 06 | Ayinde O. Chase
    Durham, NC (AHN) - Adding insult to injury, Duke University is in the news again for yet another rape allegation. Police searched a dorm room this week after a female student said another student raped her following an end-of-classes party last week. The Associated Press reports on Wednesday, police searched a male student's dorm for photos, videotapes, cameras, drugs and women's clothing. According to a search warrant application investigators stated they were looking into allegations of second-degree forcible rape, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. As of Friday morning there have been no official charges filed, however...
  • Former war protester, cool under fire, earns combat promotion

    04/05/2006 4:50:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 588+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (April 4, 2006) -- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andras T.S. Eder carried protest signs denouncing the Operation Desert Shield in 1991. Fifteen years later, he was promoted for his performance in combat. The 36-year-old Hungarian immigrant was promoted at the beginning of the month for his performance under fire while serving alongside his Marines from C Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5. It’s just one phase of a multi-faceted man who constantly reinvents himself, taking on the next great adventure in his life. “I try to be even-keeled,” Eder said. “It seems like...
  • Malaysian Muslim Women 'Live Under Apartheid'

    03/10/2006 6:26:43 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 484+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-11-2006 | Sebastien Berger
    Malaysian Muslim women 'live under apartheid' By Sebastien Berger in Bangkok (Filed: 11/03/2006) Muslim women in Malaysia are being discriminated against so severely that they face a "growing form of apartheid", the daughter of the former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, a prominent social activist, has claimed. Marina Mahathir, a Muslim herself, yesterday wrote in the Star newspaper: "Non-Muslim Malaysian women have benefited from more progressive laws over the years while the opposite has happened for Muslim women."Polygamy is allowed for Muslims but banned for non-Muslims, she pointed out, and under Islamic family law the father is the primary guardian of...
  • Reciting of Pledge of Allegiance prompts controversy

    03/03/2006 5:53:02 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 1,662+ views
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 03.03.06 | Scott Rapp
    SENECA FALLS NY--Former Seneca County lawmaker Richard Ricci said Thursday "that's a bunch of baloney" to criticism that he was grandstanding when he led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance at a public hearing Wednesday night. At the close of his prepared remarks, Ricci called on the crowd of about 300 at the New York Chiropractic College to stand with him and recite the pledge. Many in the crowd stood on cue, but a scattering of people didn't. They included Clint Halftown, the New York Cayuga Indians' federally recognized representative, and Syracuse lawyer Daniel French, a former U.S. Attorney...
  • Clinton's battle of Medway (Exclusive Oz golf club tells vacationing ex-pres to beat it)

    02/24/2006 8:03:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 2,910+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25feb06 | Carla Danaher
    AN army of senior golfers have shot down a former US president in the Battle of Medway. Maidstone's Medway Golf Club refused former president Bill Clinton a round of golf on Thursday because the crowded course was hosting its midweek championships. The rejected Mr Clinton instead played at Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club at Point Cook, where he happily signed autographs and posed for photos. The incident has left Medway red-faced, but yesterday members were standing firm on their presidential snub. "We can't deprive the paying members of their golf, even for an ex-president," said 62-year-old member Wendy Alley. "But it...
  • Students selling sex to pay off study debt (New Zealand)

    02/23/2006 12:20:53 PM PST · by bildabare · 60 replies · 2,831+ views
    Bay of Plenty Times ^ | 2-23-06 | Rachel Tiffen
    He said students were notoriously popular with clients. "Especially the 18 to 25s ... they are pretty much the prime market," said the man, who also refused to be identified. "We could actually do with some students, to be honest. It's a great way for the girls to pay off their loan and live and party and juggle all of these things." The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective's regional representative Bernie Bryant also knew some local students were selling themselves to learn. But she had a warning for those considering it. "It's a very transient industry and there's
  • 5 homes under construction burn (ECO-Terrorists???)

    02/19/2006 5:41:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Feb 19, 2006 | Alexis Huicochea
    Five Rancho Sahuarita homes that were under construction were destroyed Friday night in what officials are calling suspicious fires. The Rural/Metro Fire Department began receiving multiple 911 reports just before 11 p.m. of several homes on fire off of South Rancho Sahuarita Boulevard, south of West Sahuarita Road, said Battalion Chief Rick Flores, a department spokesman. When firefighters arrived, they found five homes that were under construction fully engulfed in flames, he said. Officials suspect that the homes were set on fire one by one. It took more than an hour and a combined 40 firefighters from Rural/Metro and the...
  • Danes In Indonesia 'Under Threat'

    02/11/2006 6:39:57 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 416+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-12-2006
    Danes in Indonesia 'under threat' Danish embassies have been the target of angry protestors Danish nationals have been urged to leave Indonesia over fears they may be targeted in the row over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad. The foreign ministry says intelligence reports suggest an extremist group is actively seeking out Danes and Danish interests in Indonesia. It is the most serious yet in a string of advisories issued by Copenhagen to Danish nationals in Muslim countries. Denmark has temporarily shut its missions in Indonesia, Iran and Syria. Embassy staff in the first two countries were withdrawn after threats were...
  • Stone Age Footwork: Ancient Human Prints Turn Up Down Under

    01/07/2006 2:22:53 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 692+ views
    Science News ^ | 1-7-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Stone Age Footwork: Ancient human prints turn up down under Bruce Bower Researchers working near the shore of a dried-up lake basin in southeastern Australia have taken a giant leap backward in time. They've uncovered the largest known collection of Stone Age human footprints. SOLE SURVIVAL. Footprints attributed to a Stone Age person disappear under an Australian dune (top). In an impression of an adult's right foot (inset), the toes stand out. Cupper The 124-or-more human-foot impressions, as well as a few prints left by kangaroos and other animals, originated between 23,000 and 19,000 years ago in a then-muddy layer...
  • Bronze star awarded for breaching under fire

    12/02/2005 4:01:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 725+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Patrick J. Floto
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2005) -- Due to the heroic achievement of then Gunnery Sgt. Daniel W. Fleming under harsh conditions – including extremely low visibility and heavy enemy small-arms, machinegun and mortar fire – the Marines of Regimental Combat Team 1 were able to move into the city of Fallujah in the days leading up to Operation Al Fajr (New Dawn). The 39-year-old from Minneapolis, Minn., is now a master sergeant, and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Advice here Dec. 1. On Nov. 7, 2004, Fleming, platoon sergeant for Combat Engineer Detachment,...
  • Soldier Medics Under Fire Treat Friend, Foe

    11/17/2005 9:36:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 380+ views
    Alaska e-Post online ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | 2nd Lt. James Snoddy
    MOSUL, Iraq — The Soldier medics of Company A, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, play a dual role in the Army. They are on the front lines of the war on terror, stacking up on houses with Infantry Soldiers, providing overwatch in the air-guard hatches of Strykers, living with the line platoons, and performing numerous Soldier tasks required by their chosen profession. Over the past months, Sgt. Eric Syfrett, Spc. Derek Bartholomew, Spc. Micheal Bosch, Spc. James Johns, Spc. John Teale, Spc. William Trevathan and Pfc. Jesse Garcia have treated casualties under enemy fire, treated gunshot wounds, performed preventative medicine...
  • Questioning the Iraq War

    11/17/2005 5:42:42 PM PST · by forty_years · 6 replies · 622+ views ^ | November 17, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    5 Marines were killed in Iraq yesterday. The more than 2000 U.S. troops lost in Iraq makes me want to vomit. But now, as calls to pull our troops out of Iraq grow, I fear that a premature withdrawal will lead to an even greater disaster than the sacrifices already made. Cutting and running now would render this ultimate in human toll meaningless. Unfortunately, the great gains that have come from American sacrifices go under-reported. Iraqis are learning the intricacies of democratic politics, as “accountability has taken root.” Coalitions are being formed and reshuffled. Pundits are speculating on party endorsements....
  • Baghdad's Mortuary Reels Under The Weight Of Killings

    11/06/2005 5:42:24 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 362+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-7-2005 | Oliver Poole
    Baghdad's mortuary reels under the weight of killings By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 07/11/2005) The bodies are arriving at the mortuary in Baghdad in such large numbers that the orderlies have run out of places to store them properly. They are forced to leave them in piles in the overloaded freezer compartments or send them for burial in anonymous graves. Grief at the funeral of a driver, killed on Saturday by gunmen Last month there were 972 corpses received, almost all victims of violent death. The vast majority were brought in with bullet holes. Many had their hands bound...