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  • How Donald Trump Kept Marco Rubio at Bay in Virginia

    03/01/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Justin Sullivan
    It looks like Rubio carried the state’s wealthy northern suburbs, and Trump took the rest. (SNIP) Rubio’s strongholds overlapped heavily with those that lifted Barack Obama to his second straight win in the state in his 2012 reelection race.
  • Film of Disney's first creation, lost in 1928, is found

    11/03/2015 2:32:11 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Will Gompertz
    A film of Walt Disney's first animated creation, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, which has been lost since 1928, has been discovered. [Video at link]
  • The President discovers Intelligence agency at Five Guys

    05/29/2009 4:43:35 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 49 replies · 2,505+ views
    politico ^ | 5/29/09 | Ben Smith
    On his trip to get a burger with Brian Williams at Five Guys this afternoon, the President appears to have learned of the existence of a Defense Department intelligence arm, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, from an agency employee also at the burger restaurant. "So explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial..." Obama said, after the worker mentioned his employer, according to a video of the event. "We work with, uh, satellite imagery," the worker, Walter replied. A POLITICO reader caught the exchange, which starts around 5:45 on this C-SPAN video. The transcript: Obama: What do you do Walter?...
  • GOP Establishment Readying New Primary Challenge for Dovish Rep. Walter Jones

    06/02/2015 2:46:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 1, 2015 | Alex Roarty
    The Republican establishment is ready to take another crack at unseating Rep. Walter Jones—and it might have found a new candidate to lead the charge. Anthony Tata, the Republican secretary of transportation in North Carolina and a veteran with nearly three decades of military experience, is preparing to run in a primary against the longtime GOP House member, according to a half-dozen sources with knowledge of the planned campaign. One source close to Tata, granted anonymity to speak candidly, said the secretary is "seriously looking" at a campaign but cautioned there was not yet a timetable for his decision.
  • Walter Jones only NC Congressman to stand against amnesty and Obamacare

    12/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    The key vote on the bill that funds the Obama amnesty and Obamacare as well as the rest of government was the vote on the rule that put it on the floor, and it barely slid through by two votes. Any Congressman who voted for it voted to continue Obamacare and to allow Obama to proceed with his amnesty decree, because this bill funds both with no restrictions. The only North Carolinian to stand up and vote to stop this bill from proceeding was our own Walter Jones. The rest of the NC ''Republican'' congressmen voted for a piece of...
  • Dan Frei, attacked on immigration, calls Lee Terry's flier a bald-faced lie

    05/10/2014 6:45:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Maggie O'Brien
    The Republican contest for the 2nd District House seat took a nasty turn Thursday as Rep. Lee Terry's opponent accused the eight-term congressman of lying on a campaign mailing. Terry's mailing, sent to voters earlier this week, displays a photo of GOP challenger Dan Frei between pictures of President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats. “Dan Frei supports spending your tax dollars to provide free health care for 11 million illegal immigrants,” Terry's mailing says.
  • Rep. Walter Jones repels attack by War Party

    05/08/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    WND ^ | Pat Buchanan
    The GOP Beltway establishment is celebrating the victory of Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House, over his tea party and evangelical rivals in Tuesday’s primary for the U.S. Senate. But the story ended less happily for the Beltway elite in the Tar Heel State’s 3rd Congressional District. There, the planned purge of Rep. Walter Jones was repulsed by his loyal Republican base. Yet, this massively funded effort, to kill the career of a 20-year House veteran, whose father held the seat for decades before him, testifies eloquently to the intolerance of the ideological and monied elite of the...
  • NC-03: Griffin goes ‘toe-to-toe’ with Laura Ingraham

    05/07/2014 2:05:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Brant Clifton
    A bit of advice before going on Laura Ingraham’s radio program: Put on your Big Boy / Big Girl Pants. (Laura is tough. She throws no softballs, and makes you defend every pause, comma and apostrophe.) Renee Ellmers went on the show, and things didn’t go very well. Taylor Griffin, the GOP primary challenger to 3rd district incumbent Walter Jones, put himself in Laura’s hot seat on Tax Day. Griffin is painting himself as a “conservative” alternative to Jones. Ingraham defended Jones, painting him as a solid social conservative with a more populist, Pat Buchanan-style Republicanism.
  • Rep. Jones survives well-funded challenge

    05/06/2014 9:31:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) has bested his primary challenger, beating back an onslaught of attacks from establishment Republicans. The Associated Press has called the race for the iconoclastic Jones, who was leading Bush administration official Taylor Griffin (R) by 53 percent to 44 percent with 71 percent of precincts reporting. The win all but guarantees him an 11th term in the House in the heavily Republican district.
  • It’s time to send him back to Washington

    05/04/2014 7:34:46 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Tea Party Nation ^ | Judson Phillips
    This year, the mantra of the conservative movement seems to be to throw everyone one out of office. There are a lot of incumbents who need to go. House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the rest of the Republican Leadership top the list of those who need to go. There is someone who needs to stay in Washington. Who is it? It is Walter Jones from North Carolina’s Third Congressional District.
  • Washington Watch - January 2014 Edition

    05/02/2014 12:02:55 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Youtube ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | Congressman Walter B. Jones
    In this episode of Washington Watch, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is joined by Congressman Steve King (IA-4) to discuss immigration policy and Obamacare, among other issues
  • Challenger to Walter Jones on immigration: "I don't want to put myself in boxes"

    04/15/2014 6:56:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Laura Ingraham hosted Taylor Griffin challenging Walter Jones in North Carolina. Griffin said that while Jones, after being a Democrat, became a Republican but has worked since with the Democrats. Griffin said he is against amnesty as the GOP should be for the rule of law. He is for continuing deportations.
  • Walter Reed hospital workers receive furlough notices

    05/31/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    ABC7 has confirmed the region’s two military hospitals are furloughing more than 3,500 civilian employees who care for the nation’s wounded warriors, nearly their entire civilian staffs. The impacted employees are from departments across the board at both hospitals, including members of the trauma team, physical therapists and nurses. They will be forced to take 11 unpaid furlough days starting in July. Hospital officials say the furloughs affect 2,392 caregivers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. That’s 94% of the civilian staff there. Officials say 1,163 caregivers at Fort Belvoir’s hospital in Virginia are being furloughed, affecting...
  • Walter Williams: Minimum wage increases discrimination against poor people

    03/06/2013 12:52:17 PM PST · by GVnana · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-6-2013 | Walter Williams
    Let's work through an example. Suppose 100 yards of fence could be built using one of two techniques. You could hire three low-skilled workers for $15 each, or you could hire one high-skilled worker for $40. Either way, you get the same 100 yards of fence built. If you sought maximum profits, which production technique would you employ? I'm guessing that you'd hire one high-skilled worker and pay him $40 rather than hire three low-skilled workers for $15 each. Your labor costs would be $40 rather than $45. Suppose the high-skilled worker came into your office and demanded $55 a...
  • Vanity request for search savvy FReepers

    12/15/2012 8:26:45 AM PST · by doodles2 · 6 replies
    Personal ^ | 12/15/12 | Me
    Yesterday, Dennis MIller eviscerated liberal caller named Walter. In so doing, he delivered a poignant definition of liberal resentment for productive Americans. I am looking for the audio to share.
  • Eat the Rich (Oh, you gotta read this)

    09/22/2011 1:22:25 PM PDT · by Scythian · 23 replies
    April 13, 2011 | Walter E. Williams
    By Walter E. Williams (Archive) • Wednesday, April 13, 2011 I've often said that I wish there were some humane way to get rid of the rich. If you asked why, I'd answer that getting rid of the rich would save us from distraction by leftist hustlers promoting the politics of envy. Not having the rich to fret over might enable us to better focus our energies on what's in the best interest of the 99.99 percent of the rest of us. Let's look at some facts about the rich laid out by Bill Whittle citing statistics on his RealClearPolitics...
  • A New Movie About Ron Paul And His Twin

    09/14/2011 2:30:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-14-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Remember this movie? Well, here's the sequel
  • First Full Face Transplant in US: Gratitude, Transformation, Future [PHOTOS + VIDEOS]

    05/10/2011 3:27:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5-7-11 | IBD staff
    Dallas Wiens, 26, of Texas, who had previously come to terms with a vastly deformative injury which virtually erased his face, expressed gratitude to the family of his new face's donor and doctors remarked on his transformation as he made his first public appearance after becoming the first recipient of a full facial transplant in the United States. Most of Wiens' face was burned off during an electrical accident in 2008 in Fort Worth. He was working on a cherry picker, finishing a painting job at Ridglea Baptist Church, when the machine hit a power line. He awoke from a...
  • How Obama is Changing America

    12/29/2010 6:12:17 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 6 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12-15-10 | Walter E. Willams of George Mason University
    Fighting government intrusion into our lives is becoming increasingly difficult for at least two reasons. The first reason is that educators at the primary, secondary and university levels have been successful in teaching our youngsters to despise the values of our Constitution and the founders of our nation -- "those dead, old, racist white men." Their success in that arena might explain why educators have been unable to get our youngsters to read, write and compute on a level comparable with other developed nations; they are too busy proselytizing students. Adolf Hitler had it right when he said, "How fortunate...
  • Thomas Sowell on Rush's radio show (Walter Williams subbing) 1pm hour

    08/24/2010 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies
    August 24
    Thomas Sowell coming on Rush's radio show (Walter Williams subbing) 1pm hour
  • Walter Reed FReep #264 - May 7, 2010 - Nuke 'em till they glow

    05/15/2010 7:03:37 AM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 20 replies · 673+ views
    May 15, 2010 | Tom the Redhunter
    As our president continues to degrade American military capabilities, the troop supporters of Free Republic continue to show up every Friday evening at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in northwest Washington DC. We have done this since early 2005 and will continue our efforts for as long as people show up. Our objectives are twofold: 1) Show support for the troops by displaying the American flag and those of military units, as well as patriotic flags 2) Keep the hate-America crowd of Code Pinkos away from the main entrance of the hospital. As with last week, the weather this Friday...
  • Meet the real Walter Cronkite 'Most trusted' newsman pushed radical agenda pushes radical agenda

    07/20/2009 3:38:16 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 9 replies · 546+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/18/09 | Joseph Farah
    In 1989, Cronkite spoke to a dinner organized by People for the American Way... In 1999, he appeared at the United Nations to accept the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award from the World Federalists Association. He told those assembled, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, that the first step toward achieving a one-world government – his personal dream – is to strengthen the United a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace," he said. "To do that, of course, we...
  • Walter Reed FReep 220 & 221 - July 3 & 10, 2009 - Sign Rules

    07/14/2009 4:34:15 PM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 18 replies · 1,610+ views
    July 14, 2009 | Tom the Redhunter
    big>July 3On the downside the breeze was too strong for us to deploy the MOAB. On the upside it made for a very pleasant evening. By 9pm it was positively chilly, so maybe the "climate change" the lefties are talking about nowadays is really global cooling. You've noticed how they've dropped "global warming" in favor of "climate change?" A subtle but important point, as it would seem to me they've conceded the debate but can't stop the train they've set in motion. Tom the Redhunter, Fraxinus, Kburi, Cindy-True-Supporter, RonGKirby, Mr & Mrs Trooprally, Tolerance Sucks Rocks, Jimmy Valentine's Brother, 3DJoy,...
  • ‘Home of Warrior Care’ Hits Century Mark

    05/01/2009 3:45:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 242+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 1, 2009 – Walter Reed Army Medical Center opened its doors here 100 years ago today as an 80-bed facility at a time of U.S. peace. Civilians and troops attached to Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Warrior Transition Brigade gather for a group photo in front of the post’s original hospital in Washington, D.C., April 21, 2009. The Walter Reed General Hospital was used until the 1970s when the Heaton Pavilion facility was opened. DoD photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “There was no ceremony, no dedication and no fanfare,” Walter Reed...
  • Walter Reed FReep 205 - March 20, 2009 - A Trip to The Zoo

    03/25/2009 6:22:28 PM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 16 replies · 1,595+ views
    March 25, 2009 | Tom the Redhunter
    Those of us who've done this for several years, and attended many of the rallies and counterprotests in Washington DC or elsewhere have become used to the inanity of the commies, Pinkos, and other assorted lefties. We forget I think how it is for newcomers who've never seen them. A few times at some of the downtown FReeps I've observed people who are obviously tourists who'd accidentally stumbled upon a leftie protest march. Their deer-in-the-headlights gives them away, as they're obviously perplexed as to what they've come upon. FReepers are a little more used to this as even those who've...
  • Walter Reed FReep 202 - February 27, 2009 - Washington as the Windy City

    03/02/2009 11:59:15 AM PST · by Tom the Redhunter · 10 replies · 1,441+ views
    March 2, 2009 | Tom the Redhunter
    I don't know what's going on with our weather - and AlGore can just shut his yap because it is not a "side effect" of global warming - but we have had a spate of incredibly windy days around here. I don't remember getting anything like this in past years. Either that or I'm just getting old and the first thing to go is the memory. Anyway...once again it was so windy that putting up the MOAB was out of the question. Had we done so, it would have taken off like a kite, probably with some of us attached....
  • Vanity Biden without the Hair Plugs

    02/24/2009 7:50:08 PM PST · by Global2010 · 6 replies · 1,913+ views
    Feb 23, 09
  • Video Tribute to Wounded Warriors

    01/11/2009 11:45:53 PM PST · by civpath · 2 replies · 728+ views
    YouTube ^ | CivPath
    A video inspired by a trip to Walter Reed, set to the beautiful music of Sara Groves "I Saw What I Saw"
  • Cronkite Joins Retirement TV [look for him to promote Hillary Clinton]

    11/15/2007 9:38:56 AM PST · by V.Foster · 36 replies · 143+ views
    New York Times ^ | Brian Stelter
    Look for this to be ANOTHER ploy to promote Hillary Clinton in the news media!Click here to read!
  • Did Privatization Undo Walter Reed?

    03/10/2007 8:32:41 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 1,716+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 10 March 2007 | Ed Morrisey
    The focus of blame for the deplorable conditions of a portion of Walter Reed Army Medical Center has now fallen on the Army's decision to privatize its maintenance workforce. After the canning the Secretary of the Army and the commander in charge of Walter Reed, critics blame a contract with a KBR subsidiary -- and a sister of Halliburton -- for the poor state of the facility: The scandal over treatment of outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has focused attention on the Army's decision to privatize the facilities support workforce at the hospital, a move commanders say left...
  • US judge rejects Iraq war veteran's lawsuit over 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

    12/20/2006 2:56:20 PM PST · by Hadean · 15 replies · 968+ views
    Heald Tribune ^ | December 20, 2006
    BOSTON: A U.S. judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran who claimed filmmaker Michael Moore used a clip from a television interview without his permission to falsely portray him as anti-war in the documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11." Sgt. Peter Damon, a National Guardsman from Middleborough, had filed a $85 million (€64 million) lawsuit claiming "loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation" due to his appearance in Moore's scathing 2004 documentary criticizing the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. Damon, 34, who lost his arms when a tire on a Black Hawk helicopter...
  • Program helps wounded warriors heal through sports

    08/15/2006 5:32:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 338+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Michael E. Dukes
    KENT ISLAND, Md. (Army News Service, Aug. 14, 2006) – About a dozen wounded warriors paddled outrigger canoes with military precision Aug. 13 on the Chesapeake Bay at Kent Island, Md., as a supplement to the ongoing medical care they receive at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The outing was sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project and the Kent Island Outrigger Canoe Club. “Outrigger canoeing sets itself apart as a therapeutic sport because it lends itself particularly to those who are physically challenged and it’s easily adaptable,” said Julia Ray, Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project manager. Volunteers from...
  • Walter Reed to Continue Legacy at New Location, General Says

    05/02/2006 6:12:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 443+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2006 – When the premier medical centers from the Army and Navy merge into one joint facility in Bethesda, Md., in 2011, the rich heritage and world-class treatment reputation of Walter Reed Army Medical Center will continue under the same name at a different location, the hospital's commander said here April 30. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission announced the Defense Department initiative to close Walter Reed on May 13, 2005. The famed military medical facility, which is a monument to a long tradition of patient care, medical research and educational development, will continue its legacy...
  • Environmental Blowhards 2006 (Ted Kennedy)

    04/18/2006 9:04:30 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 17 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | April 17, 2006 | Mark Hyman
    No politician in America has a darker history with the waters off Martha's Vineyard than Senator Ted Kennedy. The Chappaquiddick Kid has been leading a three-year old battle to stop a windmill energy farm. A Boston company proposed building 130 wind turbines over a 24 square mile area off the Massachusetts coast. The wind turbines would provide three-quarters of Cape Cod's energy needs and nearly two percent for all of New England instead of relying on coal burning power plants. Greenpeace supported the idea. Yet big-time environmental liberals, the Chappaquiddick Kid, Robert Kennedy, Jr. and the befuddled Walter Cronkite oppose...
  • Wounded Troops, Disabled Vets Conquer Mountains at Sports Clinic

    04/05/2006 5:36:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 418+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 5, 2006 – More than 350 severely wounded troops and disabled veterans are conquering emotional as well as physical mountains at the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here. Participants in the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic prepare their gear at the base of Snowmass Mountain. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The participants, who range in age from 19 to 83 and served in every conflict since World War II, are joining together and showing the world they're not going to let an amputation or a spinal...
  • 'Milkshake Man' Inspires Fellow Disabled Vets, Wounded Troops

    04/05/2006 5:06:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 868+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 5, 2006 – When he was undergoing treatment 16 years ago following a near-fatal accident in Germany, Paul Miosek asked Red Cross volunteer Jim Mayer for just two things: a poster of Madonna and a milkshake. Disabled Army veteran Paul Miosek (left) reunites with Jim Mayer, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee and long-time volunteer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at the 20th Annual Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, in Snowmass Village, Colo. Miosek credits Mayer with opening his eyes to new possibilities while living with a disability. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for...
  • Geologist Wins Top Science Award (Walter Alvarez)

    03/14/2006 5:40:39 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 394+ views
    All Headlines News ^ | 3-6-2006 | Yvonne Lee
    Geologist Wins Top Science Award March 6, 2006 10:00 p.m. EST Yvonne Lee - All Headline News Staff Reporter Reno, Nevada (AHN) - Geologist Walter Alvarez will receive the Desert Research Institute's silver medallion and a $20,000 prize. The Associated Press reports the University of California-Berkeley scientist came up with the theory that dinosaurs were killed off when a comet or asteroid crashed into the Earth. President of the institute Stephen G. Wells says, "Until the impact theory was finally proven, Dr. Alvarez and his colleagues were regarded as heretics by the `old guard' in the field of geology." In...
  • America Supports You: Americans Donate Sky Miles to Wounded Troops (BLURRY SCREEN ALERT)

    08/08/2005 5:59:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 810+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 8, 2005 | Teri Lukach
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2005 – Through partnerships with most major U.S. carriers, the Fisher House Foundation is making it possible for Americans to donate unused airline miles to troops wounded in the war on terror and their families. The program, "Operation Hero Miles," was created in 2004, when nearly 500 soldiers per day were returning to the U.S. from Iraq for rest and recuperation. "At that time, the military would only fly service personnel to a gateway city," said Pamela Lea-Maida, administrator of Operation Hero Miles at the Fisher House Foundation. "From there, personnel had to pay the rest of...
  • WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming conspiracy nut tour (my title)

    07/18/2005 9:36:52 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 4 replies · 487+ views
    Arctic ^ | July 15, 2005 | Greg Szymanski
    WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming National 9/11 Truth Speaking Tour While Appearing As Guest On St. Louis Drive-Time Morning Radio Show Wiliam Rodriguez, a man on a mission in memory of 200 friends lost at the WTC, is taking his story directly to the people as he looks for way to by-pass media and government censorship over his 9/11 story that blows the official account of how the towers collapsed "sky high." July 15, 2005 By Greg Szymanski Four long years have passed since 9/11and government officials and media heads are still throwing under the rug eye-witness testimony...
  • Golden Knights perform for Walter Reed patients

    05/21/2005 3:15:39 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 5 replies · 429+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 20, 2005 | Bernard S. Little
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 20, 2005) – As a prelude to this weekend’s Armed Forces Day events, the U.S. Army Parachute Team, “Golden Knights,” jumped in on Walter Reed Army Medical Center May 19. Patients, staff and neighbors cheered on the Golden Knights’ Black Team, who do their best work at 12,500 feet above the earth’s surface, racing to the ground at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour. About 200 people were at the noon performance. The Golden Knights are in Washington this weekend for the Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base where they...
  • Stupid airport security III (Walter E. Williams)

    04/20/2005 4:06:07 AM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 24 replies · 1,187+ views ^ | April 20, 2005 | Walter E. Williams
    Several airport security screeners have sent me polite letters criticizing some of my comments in my last two columns, prompting this question to you: In managing our personal security, should we guard against possible or probable threats? Consider the measures and the resource expenditures I might take to guard Mrs. Williams and me against all possible threats to our security. Even though I live in Pennsylvania, well outside of tornado alley, I'd construct a tornado shelter because it's possible for a tornado to strike anywhere. I'd no longer get into my car and drive off without doing a thorough check...
  • North Korea, Without the Rancor [L.A. Times Puts Human Face on Mass Murder- Have to See to Believe]

    03/03/2005 8:55:51 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 21 replies · 978+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 3/3/05 | Barbara Demick
    N. Korea, Without the RancorBy Barbara Demick, Times Staff WriterHe arrived at the entrance to a North Korean government-owned restaurant and karaoke club here in the Chinese capital with a handshake and a request. ... "There's never been a positive article about North Korea, not one," he said. "We're portrayed as monsters, inhuman, Dracula … with horns on our heads." ... "For basic life, we can live without America, but we can live better with" it, he said. Yet he voiced strong enthusiasm for his country's recent announcement that it had developed nuclear weapons. The declaration, which jarred U.S. officials,...
  • Hating Government

    12/22/2004 3:37:38 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 24 replies · 687+ views
    Walter E. Williams, George Mason University ^ | May 29, 1996 | Walter Williams
    Hating Government At the time of the Oklahoma City bombing, Bill Clinton chastised those Americans who loved their country but hated their government. That's a morally blind statement at best. After all would Clinton have said that to Germans who loved their country but hated the Nazi regime or the Russians who loved their country but hated Moscow? It is both possible, and moral, to love one's country and hate its government. Our government is not like Germany or Russia. But if we ask whether we're heading towards more liberty or more totalitarianism, it's clearly toward the latter, tiny steps...
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...
  • What kind of man would do such a thing

    10/09/2004 7:18:45 AM PDT · by LibHater315 · 60 replies · 3,475+ views ^ | 10/09/04 | LibHater315
    The following is from At Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. recently the SergeantMajor of the Army, Jack Tilley, was with a group of people visiting thewounded soldiers. He saw a Special Forces soldier who had lost hisright hand and suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his body.The Sergeant Major of the Army wanted to honor him and show him respect without offending, but what can you say or do in such a situation that will encourage and uplift? How do you shake the right hand of a soldier who has none? There was a...
  • "The Era of Big Government is Back" CARTOON featuring Carter, Mondale, LBJ, Humphrey, Kerry, Edwards

    07/12/2004 9:50:41 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 40 replies · 1,751+ views ^ | 7/12/2004 | IPWGOP
    More proof: two johns in your home = good; two Johns in the White House = bad.

    11/27/2003 12:42:11 PM PST · by TrebleRebel · 103 replies · 17,112+ views
    Science ^ | 11/27/2003 | Gary Matsumoto
    When the anthrax mailers penned the message, "YOU CAN NOT STOP US. WE HAVE THIS ANTHRAX," the threat included a chilling nuance that remains largely unrecognized. "ARE YOU AFRAID?" asked the attackers. "Yes," should have been the answer, according to some biodefense experts, who think that the anthrax spores mailed to Senators Thomas Daschle (D-- SD) and Patrick Leahy (D--VT) in the fall of 2001 represented the state of the art in bioweapons refinement, revealing telltale clues about the source. This view is controversial, however, because others dispute the sophistication of the Senate powder, and a schism now exists among...
  • Taxation by the numbers

    12/19/2002 11:20:18 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 1,942+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 20, 2002 | Walter Williams
    <p>We need government, and that means taxes. But when we think about government spending, and the taxes needed to finance its spending, we should also think of the effects of taxation.</p> <p>Suppose I hire you to repair my computer. The job is worth $200 to me, and doing the job is worth $200 to you. The transaction will occur because we have a meeting of the mind. Now suppose there's the imposition of a 30 percent income tax on you. That means you won't receive $200 but instead $140. You might say the heck with working for me ? spending the day with your family is worth more than $140.</p>
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