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  • Border agents were allowed to use lethal force

    03/09/2011 3:44:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/9/11 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and his fellow agents were not under orders to refrain from using lethal force in the gunbattle that led to Agent Terry’s death in December. Testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Miss Napolitano said agents are allowed to use lethal force “if you are under threat of serious injury or death.” She said she herself has asked if the agents involved in the December shootout with bandits on the border in Arizona had their hands tied by orders, and she said the answer is “absolutely not.
  • Good ole Boy from Oak Cliff

    02/05/2011 7:05:38 PM PST · by waterhill · 8 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | 2-5-11 | myass
    Badass ole Stevie, I miss him...
  • Can Republicans Govern? (Not Unless They Change the Narrative)

    02/06/2010 4:11:16 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 23 replies · 713+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 8, 2010 | Jeff Bergner
    Recent electoral successes, including Scott Brown’s landmark victory in Massachusetts, have positioned Republicans once again for a role in governing, and far sooner than they might have supposed. But are they ready to govern? It all depends, for the problem with many Republicans (and I am a Republican) is that they, along with liberals, subscribe at a visceral level to The Narrative. What is The Narrative? The Narrative is the official story about America. It is a story composed by the political left, which entered American public life with the progressive movement in the early 20th century and was elaborated...
  • We're killing people, say over-worked doctors

    09/06/2009 1:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 2,015+ views
    Courrier Mail ^ | 9/6/09 | Matthew Fynes-Clinton and Michael Crutch
    EXHAUSTED doctors have confessed to killing and harming patients, falling asleep during surgery and crashing their cars because of marathon shifts. The public hospital medicos claim to be so tired on the job that they are working "like drunks". More than 100 doctors vented guilt and anger in a confidential Queensland survey. Almost 60 per cent admitted to fatigue-induced errors while performing procedures.
  • We're On The Way To Defeating Taliban

    09/11/2006 7:55:36 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 728+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-12-2006 | Patrick Bishop
    We're on the way to defeating Taliban By Patrick Bishop (Filed: 12/09/2006) Whatever doubts are being entertained at home about the war in Afghanistan, the Briton driving the Nato-led campaign is adamant that the good guys are winning. "The governor of Kandahar came up to me the other day with a huge grin on his face and hugged me," said Lt Gen David Richards, commander of Nato's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which is helping the Afghan government to establish its authority. "He said there is no longer any doubt down in the south that Nato can fight and win....
  • Bush: We're Facing Fight For Civilisation

    09/11/2006 7:45:56 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 571+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-12-2006 | Alec Russell
    Bush: We're facing fight for civilisation By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 12/09/2006)US President Bush and first lady Laura Bush place a wreath to mark the fifth anniversary of the attack on the Pentagon President George W Bush last night linked the nuclear showdown with Iran to the fight against terrorism as he called on Americans to unite to spare their children a terrible future. In a speech from the Oval Office marking the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, he told Americans they faced not a "clash of civilisations" but "a struggle for civilisation". "If we do not...
  • How Modern Were European Neanderthals?

    08/25/2006 12:05:53 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 1,163+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 8-25-2006 | Hannah Johnson
    Contact: Hannah Johnson hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk 44-117-928-8896 University of Bristol How modern were European Neanderthals? Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor Joao Zilhao, and his French colleagues. Professor Zilhao has been able to show that sophisticated artefacts such as decorated bone points and personal ornaments found in the Châtelperronian culture of France and Spain were genuinely associated with Neandertals around 44,000 years ago, rather than acquired from modern humans who might have been living nearby....
  • Operation River Falcon: ‘We’re taking the fight to these guys’

    08/04/2006 5:49:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 316+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Staff Sgt. Kevin Lovel
    ARAB JABUR, Iraq (Army News Service, Aug. 3, 2006) – In an effort to provide safety for local residents, reduce the number of IEDs and deny safe havens and supply routes for terrorists, Soldiers from Multi-National Division – Baghdad’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, worked alongside Iraqi soldiers from 5th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division to conduct dismounted cordon and knock missions in support of Operation River Falcon. “This is the first time we’ve had a lot of troopers out here (Arab Jabur) in force,” said 1st Lt. Patrick Rice, scout platoon leader,...
  • We're Not Stopping Now, Say Defiant Israelis

    07/23/2006 6:20:40 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,716+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-24-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson - Francis Harris
    We're not stopping now, say defiant Israelis By Isambard Wilkinson in Jerusalem and Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 24/07/2006) Israel brushed aside mounting calls yesterday for a ceasefire in Lebanon. Its army made clear that it planned to keep up its assault for at least a week and had not ruled out a ground invasion. Buoyed by support from Washington for rooting out Hizbollah rockets from southern Lebanon, the army treated parts of the border area as a free-fire zone. It hit at least two cars with rockets as they sought the relative safety of the city of Tyre. Israeli...
  • Bog Bodies Found Were Society's Elite

    06/21/2006 4:58:55 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 1,454+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-20-2006
    Bog bodies found were society's elite 19:45pm 20th June 2006 Research into Iron Age bog bodies discovered in the midlands of Ireland has revealed they were elite members of society who may have met violent deaths as part of kingship rituals. As the bodies discovered in 2003 went on display at the National Museum of Ireland, Eamonn Kelly, the keeper of Irish antiquities, said they were placed along significant boundaries of ancient kingdoms linking them to sovereignty and kingship rituals during the Iron Age. "The bodies fit in, in that they are also offerings, they are offerings to the territorial...
  • Basques Were Fishermen More Than 8,000 Years Ago

    06/13/2006 3:13:58 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 897+ views
    EITB24 ^ | 6-13-2006
    Basques were fishermen more than 8,000 years ago 06/13/2006 The Basques that settled 8,300 years ago in the Jaizkibel Mountain near the Basque coast were skillful enough to go fishing two kilometres out to sea. The human beings that lived in the Basque Country in the Mesolithic, more than 8,000 years ago, set sail out to sea fishing, something which meant 50 percent of their diet, Aranzadi society of sciences reported Tuesday after examining archaeological remains found in Gipuzkoa. They did not hunt whales, as their descendants many years after, neither tuna nor anchovy as the current Basque fishermen but...
  • Muggings Were Rife In New Stone Age

    05/11/2006 11:50:02 AM PDT · by blam · 62 replies · 1,659+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-11-2006 | Emma Young
    Muggings were rife in New Stone Age 11 May 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Emma Young IF YOU are worried about being attacked or killed by a violent criminal, just be glad you are not living in Neolithic Britain. From 4000 to 3200 BC, Britons had a 1 in 14 chance of being bashed on the head, and a 1 in 50 chance of dying from their injuries. Grisly figures from the first systematic survey of early Neolithic British skulls reveal that life then was no rural idyll. "It's certainly more violent than we'd considered," says Rick Schulting of...
  • Rumsfeld: We're Trying To Figure Out What To Do If Iraq Falls Into Civil War

    03/18/2006 6:59:58 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,056+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-19-2006 | James Langton
    Rumsfeld: We're trying to figure out what to do if Iraq falls into civil war By James Langton in Washington (Filed: 19/03/2006) America has begun making plans to deal with a civil war in Iraq, three years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. As sectarian violence continues to claim lives every day, Donald Rumsfeld, the American defence secretary, has disclosed that United States military intelligence is holding war games to predict what might happen in such a situation. Donald Rumsfeld: War games Mr Rumsfeld's admission that "the intelligence community are thinking about this and analysing it" comes despite the...
  • The Hasmoneans Were Here - Maybe

    12/28/2005 7:55:37 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 576+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12-28-2005 | Ran Shapira
    The ruins of the synagogue at Umm al-Umdan. (Alex Levac) The Hasmoneans were here - maybe By Ran Shapira In late 1995, not far from the city of Modi'in, whose construction had begun a short time earlier, several excavated burial caves were found. The find aroused tremendous excitement initially, mainly because on one of the ossuaries an engraved inscription was interpreted to read "Hasmonean." Had they found a burial plot belonging to the family of the Hasmoneans? When the discovery was announced, the archaeologist digging there, Shimon Riklin, explained that this was not the grave built by Simon the son...
  • Some who were there recall Pearl Harbor

    12/08/2005 4:33:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 410+ views
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 2,000 sailors, veterans, community leaders and guests bowed their heads Wednesday in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor that hurled the U.S. into World War II 64 years ago. Four F-15s flown by the Hawaii Air National Guard roared above the bay, including one jet that veered off from the group to symbolize the 2,390 people killed.
  • Oakland grocers set to fight vandals ('Your Black Muslim Bakery' was involved - guns come out)

    11/27/2005 1:29:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 3,502+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 11/27/05 | William Brand
    Oakland grocers set to fight vandals Police say they will have more details this week in the attacks on two liquor stores By William Brand, STAFF WRITER NATION OF ISLAM minister Tony Muhammad, standing in front of Muhammad Mosque 26 in Oakland on Saturday, says the Nation had no part in the destruction inside two West Oakland liquor stores Wednesday night. (GREG TARCZYNSKI) OAKLAND — The president of the Yemini American Grocery Association said Saturday that grocers have the right to defend themselves if their stores are invaded like two West Oakland markets were hit Wednesday night. The association, which...
  • Saudi Teacher to be Flogged for "Saying the Jews Were Right"

    11/14/2005 10:16:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies · 5,390+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov 14, '05 | Staff
    (IsraelNN.com) A secondary school teacher in Saudi Arabia was charged with "dubious ideology, mocking religion, saying the Jews were right, discussing the Gospel and preventing students from leaving class to wash for prayer," according to the Saudi newspaper Al-Madina. The teacher, Mohammed Al-Harbi, was sentenced to 40 months in jail and 750 lashes for his "crimes". He was denounced by colleagues and students at his school. The Saudi authorities and Arab newspapers are presenting it as a case of the teacher "mocking religion" and receiving the appropriate penalty.
  • Bali Bombings Were Allah's Warning, Says Jailed Terror Leader

    10/04/2005 7:44:11 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 402+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-5-2005 | Sebastien Berger
    Bali bombings were Allah's warning, says jailed terror leader By Sebastien Berger in Denpasar (Filed: 05/10/2005) The spiritual head of Jemaah Islamiyah, the terror group blamed for the weekend's suicide bombings in Bali, condemned the attacks yesterday from his prison cell. A multi-faith blessing is held near one of the bomb sites But Abu Bakar Bashir, who is serving a 30-month sentence for conspiracy linked to the 2002 Bali bombs, also said victims of Saturday's outrage should "accept this fate from Allah". Jemaah Islamiyah, which has been linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qa'eda network, seeks to establish a caliphate across...
  • Two of Five Suicide Bomb Planners Were Released from Jail

    06/01/2005 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 351+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jun 02, '05 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Two of the five terrorists who planned to carry out a twin suicide bombing in Jerusalem Thursday recently were released from prison. Hamza Hassin Brigia, who lives near Bethlehem and was responsible for the Islamic Jihad infrastructure in Bethlehem, was released from administrative detention last February. Muhanad Abu Romy was recently released after having been jailed for buying weapons from Islamic Jihad terrorists. The terrorists had placed the explosives in cardboard boxes and put them inside bags with shrapnel and nails in order to increase bodily injury. One of the arguments against freeing more jailed terrorists and prisoners is...
  • Were Cavemen Painting For Their Gods?

    03/06/2005 3:20:58 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 4,470+ views
    Were cavemen painting for their gods? (Filed: 23/02/2005) The meaning of Ice Age art has been endlessly debated, but evidence is increasing that some was religiously motivated, says Paul Bahn At least 70,000 years ago, our ancestors began to adorn their bodies with beads, pendants and perhaps tattoos; by 35,000 years ago, they had begun to paint and engrave animals, people and abstract motifs on cave walls, like those in Lascaux, France, and Altamira in Spain. They sculpted voluptuous figurines in ivory or stone, such as the Venus of Willendorf. Underestimating art: 35,000 years ago, our ancestors began painting representations...
  • Why We're A Divided Nation

    01/15/2005 4:51:11 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 19 replies · 1,344+ views
    Walter E. Williams, George Mason University ^ | November 8, 2004 | Walter E. Williams
    Why We're A Divided Nation by Walter E. Williams Recent elections pointed to deepening divisions among American people but has anyone given serious thought to just why? I have part of the answer that starts off with a simple example. Different Americans have different and intensive preferences for cars, food, clothing and entertainment. For example, some Americans love opera and hate rock and roll. Others have opposite preferences, loving rock and roll and hating opera. When's the last time you heard of rock and roll lovers in conflict with opera lovers? It seldom if ever happens. Why? Those who love...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • EPA Studies Vapors From Microwave Popcorn

    03/11/2004 6:07:55 AM PST · by kahoutek · 16 replies · 296+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 11, 8:18 AM EST | CONNIE FARROW
    Mar 11, 8:18 AM EST EPA Studies Vapors From Microwave Popcorn By CONNIE FARROW Associated Press Writer The Environmental Protection Agency is studying the chemicals released into the air when a bag of microwave popcorn is popped or opened. Exposure to vapors from butter flavoring in microwave popcorn has been linked to a rare lung disease contracted by factory workers in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has said it suspects the chemical diacetyl caused the illnesses. However, health officials insist people who microwave popcorn and eat it at home are not in...
  • 'Your Forefathers Were Not Neanderthals'

    01/27/2004 8:08:04 AM PST · by blam · 336 replies · 4,077+ views
    IOL ^ | 1-26-2004 | Maggie Fox
    'Your forefathers were not Neanderthals' January 26 2004 at 02:30PM By Maggie Fox Washington - You may think your grandparents act like Neanderthals, but United States researchers said on Monday they had strong evidence that modern humans are not descended from them. A computer analysis of the skulls of modern humans, Neanderthals, monkeys and apes shows that we are substantially different, physically, from those early humans. New York University paleoanthropologist Katerina Harvati said Neanderthals should be considered a separate species from Homo sapiens, and not just a sub-species. "We interpret the evidence presented here as supporting the view that Neanderthals...
  • One Reporter's Opinion -- We're Giving Away the Whole Enchilada!

    01/09/2004 10:42:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 457+ views
    Newmax.com ^ | January 9, 2004 | By George Putnam
    It is this reporter's opinion that George W. Bush's so-called immigration reform plan is a one-way street. In his attempt to win a few Latino votes, he's giving away the store. Little did I think that a conservative Republican would lead the charge on temporary-worker programs, green cards, visas, leading to amnesty on the installment plan and eventually citizenship. Bush is telling the world it's okay to sneak across our borders, manage to stay here for three years, renew your stay after three years, and you're home free. Bush, with his offer to give jobs to any foreigner who is...
  • Who Were The Si-Te-Cah

    11/23/2003 6:48:27 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies · 6,004+ views
    Runestone.org ^ | Steve McNallen
    WHO WERE THE SI-TE-CAH? Note the cranial similarities between this Lovelock Cave skull discovered in the 1920's and the Kennewick Man sketch by Jamie Chatters (Click on the site) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This 1995 article by Steve McNallen was written months before the discovery of the Kennewick Man or the current controversy over ancient Caucasians in North America. In retrospect, it seems hauntingly prophetic. The history of the European peoples in the are we call California is generally assumed to have begun with the Spanish in the 1500's, followed later by the English (represented by Sir Francis Drake) and by the...
  • Newly Released Data Shows Jewish Republicans Increasing

    09/09/2003 8:25:33 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 51 replies · 280+ views
    Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | September 8, 2003 | Republican Jewish Coalition-DC
    Newly Released Data Shows Jewish Republicans Increasing Washington, DC - September 8, 2003 - Newly released national exit poll data from the November 2002 midterm election confirms growing Jewish support for Republican candidates, says Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matthew Brooks. The RJC is the national grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans. Between 2000 and 2002, the number of Jews voting Republican went up as much as 60 percent -- increasing to 35 percent from the 21 to 26 percent of Jews who voted for Republicans during previous mid-term elections, according to the exit polls conducted by Voter News Service...
  • Market WrapUp (06-19-03)

    06/19/2003 5:01:35 PM PDT · by arete · 10 replies · 187+ views
    Financial Sense Online ^ | 6/19/03 | Scott Middleton
    Home  l  Broadcast  l  Market Monitor  l  Top 10  l  Storm Watch  l  Sitemap  l  About Us   Today's WrapUp by Scott Middleton 06.19.2003  Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Archive Mending Economy?So says the headlines today. Economic reports today showed a fall in the U.S. jobless claims, signs of a pickup in mid-Atlantic factories, and a gain in the leading economic indicators index. Well, at least on the surface of the reports they showed some promise, however…First time claims for unemployment fell for the second week in a row, dropping by 13,000 to 421,000. The claims number was lower...
  • US Chief: We're Ready To Attack

    12/21/2002 5:04:33 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 194+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-22-2002 | David Usborne
    US chief: We're ready to attack By David Usborne 22 December 2002 The United States' most senior military official, General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, declared yesterday that his troops are ready to attack Iraq the moment they get the green light from President George Bush. "US forces are ready if called upon," he said. In the same breath, however, he signalled that he would be relying on support from the armed forces of other coalition countries in any offensive. The US is counting in particular on Tony Blair, who on Friday issued a warning to...
  • Explosives On Plane 'Were Bomb Plot'

    09/27/2002 4:19:34 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 151+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-27-2002
    ay, 27 September, 2002, 21:44 GMT 22:44 UK Explosives on plane 'were bomb plot' 'Plot' may have aimed to disrupt Morocco elections French police have said explosives found aboard a Royal Air Maroc plane were part of a failed bomb plot and not just a provocation. Customs officials using sniffer dogs found the stick of explosives in between two passenger seats after the Boeing 747 had landed in eastern France on Wednesday night. No suspects have yet been identified Initial theories suggested the explosives - found without a detonator - might have been intended for clandestine onward delivery. But investigators...
  • Who Were The Celts?

    09/26/2002 8:29:44 AM PDT · by blam · 121 replies · 1,828+ views
    Ibiblio.org ^ | unknown
    Who were the Celts? The Celts were a group of peoples that occupied lands stretching from the British Isles to Gallatia. The Celts had many dealings with other cultures that bordered the lands occupied by these peoples, and even though there is no written record of the Celts stemming from their own documents, we can piece together a fair picture of them from archeological evidence as well as historical accounts from other cultures. The first historical recorded encounter of a people displaying the cultural traits associated with the Celts comes from northern Italy around 400 BC, when a previously unkown...