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  • The Ultimate Cruise (lighthearted vacation)

    06/11/2009 8:31:14 AM PDT · by only the truth · 7 replies · 681+ views
    The point News ^ | May 7,2009 | The Point News
    To The Point is excited to offer the ultimate adventure cruise along the pirate-infested coast of Somalia!
  • Somali Cruise - Best Travel Deal Ever!

    04/30/2009 8:39:44 AM PDT · by OneVike · 25 replies · 2,205+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 4/30/09 | Jack Lee
    This is the best idea yet. Be sure and read the whole thing. I was checking cruise lines because I heard the rates are very cheap right now. I found a Somali cruise package that departs from Sawakin (in the Sudan) and docks at Bagamoya (in Tanzania ). The cost is a bit high @ $800 per person double occupancy but I didn’t find that offensive. What I found encouraging and enlightened is that the cruise is encouraging people to bring their ‘High powered weapons’ along on the cruise. If you don’t have your own weapons you can rent them...
  • The Audacity of the Obamas

    02/17/2009 7:45:27 AM PST · by bergmeid · 22 replies · 1,003+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 17, 2009 | Lauri B. Regan
    Who would have thought that a CEO position would be tiring? And not just any CEO but the President of the United States, the leader of the free world, the Commander in Chief and the Messiah. Apparently Barack Obama had no idea that all of that hard work would actually be just that -- hard work. I suppose he thought the job of POTUS would be just as much fun as the two years he spent on the campaign trail. He must have been under the illusion that the citizens of this great country would swoon over his tax cheating...
  • Disney, Army Resort Make Vacations More Affordable for Troops

    01/07/2009 3:55:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,047+ views
    American Forces Press Service | William Bradner
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2009 – A Disney vacation just got more affordable. Naval officers Lt. James Corbett and Lt. Cmdr. Erin Duffy take a whirl on Cinderella's Golden Carrousel with daughters Maggie, left, 5, and Aoife, 8 months, and son Dessie, 2. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Co.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. With the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” offer, active and retired U.S. military personnel, including active members of the United States Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reserves, can enjoy complimentary, multi-day admission into Disney’s U.S. theme parks, and additional special ticket...
  • Crisis in paradise: Meltdown leaves ghost resorts

    11/20/2008 1:15:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,104+ views
    Breitbart / The Associated Press ^ | November 19, 2008 | Danica Coto
    PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic-The ocean glows a milky turquoise. Tiny waves lap at the powder-beige sand, in no rush to reach the line of postcard-perfect palm trees. Hundreds of luxury villas are positioned to take in the view, but there are no guests. There are no roofs either; neatly tied bundles of red tiles are stacked outside. The wind slams doors and rustles the yellowed newspaper taped to the windows. The paralyzed work scene at the Cap Cana resort, a development including four luxury hotels, three golf courses and a mega-yacht marina, is a victim of the global financial crisis...
  • REPORT: Helicopter carrying John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Joe Biden makes emergency landing

    02/21/2008 12:25:39 PM PST · by hope · 314 replies · 743+ views
    REPORT: Helicopter carrying John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Joe Biden makes emergency landing in Afghanistan: Developing.
  • Travel Alert!: Sophisticated Mexican groups plot abductions

    02/07/2008 7:45:35 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 151+ views
    Travel Alert!: Sophisticated Mexican groups plot abductions Organized, well-financed and violent Mexican kidnapping cells are targeting a growing number of U.S. citizens visiting communities popular with San Diegans and other California residents. -- Last year, at least 26 San Diego County residents were kidnapped and held for ransom in Tijuana, Rosarito Beach or Ensenada...
  • MWR travel packages make Australian vacations more affordable

    05/18/2006 8:53:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 404+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 17, 2006 | Tim Hipps
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, May 17, 2006) – Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons will be hard-pressed to beat the cost of an Australian vacation purchased through their Information, Ticket and Reservation office. A five-night stay in Sydney or Melbourne is available for $838 per person based on double occupancy. The “G’Day Good Deal” packages include three- or four-star accommodations for five nights, round-trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco aboard Qantas Airways and a 15-hour calling card that can be used to dial the United States. Taxes and surcharges are not included in the base price. “Normally, when...
  • Get ready for a longer school day

    11/16/2005 5:59:19 AM PST · by A. Pole · 349 replies · 3,724+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 16, 2005 | Chris Gabrieli
    FOR MORE than 20 years, educators have known that children would do better in school if the calendar were expanded. The seminal 1983 report ''A Nation at Risk" recommended that school districts consider seven-hour schedules as well as a 200- to 220-day school year. In 1994 the National Education Commission on Time and Learning in its report ''Prisoners of Time" reached the same conclusion: The United States should significantly expand its conventional school calendar to accommodate the demands of education reform efforts. [...] That's about to change. The Legislature provided $500,000 in next year's budget for planning grants to school...
  • Bush Takes More Vacations, But Clinton Was Away Longer, And Spent Much More (3 Trips Cost $72 mil)

    08/06/2005 1:18:47 PM PDT · by John Robertson · 43 replies · 2,536+ views
    "The Associated Press story included a candid quote from presidential counselor Doug Sosnik: "This is a guy that has never met an idea that he doesn't like, never met a person who's not interesting and never found a place in the world he wouldn't want to go." As the GAO study shows, he also never met a tab he didn't want the taxpayer to pick up."
  • The Good News Bears (Arctic warming)

    08/05/2005 10:43:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 641+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 6, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    The polar bear has become the new poster animal for environmentalists, and I can understand why. When it comes to "charismatic megafauna" - the term used by marketing experts at conservation groups - the bear is a giant improvement over the giant panda. The rotund panda may be cuddlier, but it is really more of a poster animal for gluttony and sloth. In the wild, it eats 12 hours a day and spends the rest of the time sleeping or hiding. In captivity, it can barely stir itself even to mate - Mei Xiang had to be artificially inseminated to...
  • Benedict XVI Points to Spiritual Side of Vacations

    07/18/2005 5:08:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 629+ views
    Catholic ^ | 7/17/05 | Online
    Benedict XVI Points to Spiritual Side of Vacations Pope Benedict XVI smiles as he arrives prior to the Angelus prayer in Les Combes d'Introd, near Aosta, Italy, Sunday, July 17, 2005. 7/17/2005 ES COMBES, Italy, JULY 18, 2005 (Zenit) - More Time for Prayer, Reading and Meditation, He Says at Angelus. Benedict XVI proposed a holiday program which predisposes the heart "to receive more easily … the light of Truth and practice it in freedom and love." The Pope delivered that message today before praying the midday Angelus with some 6,000 people who came to the Alpine chalet where...

    10/18/2004 9:19:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 697+ views
    John Kerry, a Lifetime of Wasted Opportunities Written by Michael Ashbury Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Unlike the average American, John Forbes Kerry was born into a family of wealth and privilege. His mother, Rosemary Forbes, was a French national, and heiress to the Forbes family fortune. Her father James Grant Forbes was born in Shanghai, China. Family members, including her father were leading opium dealers in China during the Opium War accumulating a considerable fortune. With support of the Forbes wealth, John Kerry had the opportunity of the finest education being trained at boarding schools in Switzerland and Massachusetts, including...
  • Kerry Vacations in Idaho

    03/19/2004 8:29:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 574+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/19/04 | Mike Glover - AP
    KETCHUM, Idaho - As John Kerry (news - web sites) was snowboarding down Idaho's Bald Mountain, the Bush-Cheney campaign was racing headlong in challenging the Democrat's credentials, a contrast that raised questions about the timing of the presumptive presidential nominee's vacation. President Bush (news - web sites), Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) and senior administration officials have been challenging Kerry's claims of support from foreign leaders while the campaign has criticized the four-term Massachusetts senator's votes on defense and foreign policy. The campaign also has unleashed ads casting Kerry as a waffler and weak on military issues....
  • Pat Tornillo To Serve Two Years In Plea Deal

    08/25/2003 7:55:18 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 45 replies · 780+ views South Florida ^ | 7:13 p.m. EDT August 25, 2003 | NBC 6 News Team
    Tornillo To Serve Two Years In Plea Deal Tornillo Will Get Two-Year Sentence NBC 6 News Team POSTED: 12:58 p.m. EDT August 25, 2003 UPDATED: 7:13 p.m. EDT August 25, 2003 MIAMI -- The longtime leader of the Miami-Dade County teacher's union pleaded guilty Monday in a deal after a public corruption task force found he fraudulently charged the organization for up to $650,000 in personal expenses for cruises, vacations and other luxuries. Pat Tornillo, on leave from the United Teachers of Dade, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and filing a false tax return under the deal in exchange for...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....06-17-03....FReeper Fun in the Sun

    06/17/2003 5:55:54 AM PDT · by Billie · 276 replies · 1,233+ views
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Carol Moseley Braun [D-IL] Presidential/Senatorial Announcement 1:00PM ET

    01/17/2003 7:14:54 AM PST · by ewing · 88 replies · 276+ views
    ABC News Exclusive ^ | January 17, 2003 | Marc Ambinder
    The Democratic Presidential field may grow by one today.According to a senior aide to former one term United States Senator and Former Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun will reveal around 1:00 PM ET, VIA written statement the 'course of her exploration' of her future.She will spend the rest of the day giving interviews, explaining why she is either running for Senate or thinking about running for President
  • Leahy Dismisses Conservative Boycott Of Vermont - Hugh Hewitt says "Let's FReep these CREEPS!"

    06/04/2002 7:18:53 PM PDT · by RonDog · 64 replies · 754+ views
    WCAX-TV (Burlington, Vermont) ^ | 06/02/2002 | Andy Potter, Channel 3 news
    Leahy Dismisses Conservative Boycott Of Vermont Burlington, Vermont - June 2, 2002A radio talk show host is launching an attack against Senator Patrick Leahy reminiscent of the battle over civil unions. When Vermont adopted the landmark legislation giving homosexual couples the rights of marriage, an explosion of angry letters and emails flooded in from around the country. Some threatened to boycott Vermont entirely. Now comes another frenzy -- aimed at Leahy for blocking conservative judges from appointment to federal courts.Leahy wins applause almost everywhere he goes here at home. After all, he's brought back a lot of federal money during...
  • Need FReeper Help With Links To Clinton's Profligate Spending

    03/26/2002 6:14:11 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 17 replies · 322+ views
    March 26, 2002
    I am specifically looking for references and documetation of the Clintons' world travels at taxpayer expense. I work with a person who is a liberal and feels it necessary to be provoking in his support of the ex- predator in chief. The subject came up this morning about executive abuses of taxpayer dollars and I brought it to his attention that the Clintons, separately, together, and in some cases with a huge entourage, had done more traveling around the world and spent more taxpayer money on it than every other president combined, to which he replied, "BULLSHIT!" He asked if...