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  • The 1986 Amnesty Debate Revisited

    06/13/2013 1:21:00 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 8 replies
    Take a Walk Down Memory Lane: The 1986 Amnesty Debate In this mini-film by FAIR we take a trip into the past to the 1986 amnesty debate and find that the same arguments being made today in support of (and against) amnesty sound very familiar to what we heard 27 years ago.
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • From ‘Dreamer’ to teacher: Maria Hernandez (Reagan amnesty beneficiary)

    02/05/2013 8:22:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 5, 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    Maria Hernandez is one of six people Yahoo News has interviewed for our series on Americans who gained green cards under Ronald Reagan’s 1986 law that legalized 2.7 million illegal immigrants.
  • Why This Is Not 1986 : Reagan tried this already, But it may indeed be different this time.

    01/31/2013 6:39:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2013 | Michael Barone
    Yesterday, as Barack Obama called for a bipartisan immigration bill in Las Vegas and Senator Marco Rubio called for one on Rush Limbaugh’s program, the chances for passage looked surprisingly good. But from some quarters — mostly from the right, but also from liberals such as blogger Mickey Kaus — comes a complaint that deserves to be addressed. We tried this once already, they say, in the 1986 immigration act. We were told that in return for the legalization of illegal immigrants we would get tough border control and strict enforcement against employers who hired illegals. We got the amnesty,...
  • Joe Biden Was Behind The Robert Bork Nomination Smear

    12/19/2012 6:42:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/19/12 | Staff
    Law: A quarter of a century ago, a good and great man was slandered to maintain liberal judicial power. It was Vice President Joe Biden, who as a senator, led the injustices committed against Judge Robert Bork. The Wednesday morning death of Bork, Ronald Reagan´s failed 1987 Supreme Court nominee, should make us think how much freer and better this country would be if Bork´s intellectual power and constitutional integrity had been present within the justices´ deliberations over the past 25 years. Had Reagan nominated Bork to replace retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1986, when Republicans
  • Pakistan's president facing military anger over his U.S. ties

    11/26/2009 10:23:40 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 400+ views
    McClatchy News ^ | 11/26/2009 | Saeed Shah
    Suspicions by Pakistan's powerful army that the country's civilian leadership is growing too close to the United States are fueling a political crisis that analysts here believe threatens the survival of the government and could divert attention from the battle against Islamic extremists. Military officials believe that secretly taped conversations between Pakistani President Asif Zardari and his ambassador in Washington, prove that it was at Zardari's insistence that a $1.5 billion U.S. aid package passed by Congress in September contained several provisions that angered the Pakistani military. The military publicly protested the aid package last month. "The reaction (from the...
  • Roger Boisjoly dies at 73; engineer tried to halt Challenger launch

    02/07/2012 1:43:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Ralph Vartabedian
    The night before the 1986 explosion, Boisjoly and four others argued that joints in the shuttle's boosters couldn't withstand a cold-weather launch.
  • Picture emerges of teen suicide pilot (Alexander Felos and the Tampa teen suicide pilot)

    04/05/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT · by alwaysaskingquestions · 20 replies · 1,819+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2002 | Curtis Krueger, Katherine Gazella, Ed Quico
    Picture Emerges of Teen Suicide Pilot CHARLES BISHOP: To some, he was a smart, humorous student, which makes his suicide flight all the more incomprehensible. By CURTIS KRUEGER, KATHERINE GAZELLA and ED QUIOCO © St. Petersburg Times published January 8, 2002 ----------- Charles Bishop was a teacher's dream. He read Shakespeare in class, pulled together a middle school literary magazine and enjoyed a good game of flag football. Friends and family members who knew him best described Charles as a patriot. The teen who flew an airplane into the Bank of America building, carrying a note sympathizing with Osama bin...
  • Today is National Remembrance Day for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens

    11/06/2011 11:36:24 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-06-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaMore than 50,000 Americans have been killed by illegal aliens since 9/11.Think about that. More than 6,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since that same date. But nearly ten times that number have been killed right here at home as a consequence of the Federal government's failure to secure our borders and protect its citizens, in direct violation of the Constitution's Article IV Section 4: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application...
  • Where can I find pics/videos of the "Miss USA" USO tour of 1986?

    11/04/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies · 1+ views
    In 1986, the winning contestant of the Miss USA contest (Christy Fichtner) and the 8 Miss USA runner ups went on a USO tour. As I understand it, this tour took them to the Mediterranean. I also understand that they entertained on board the USS Coronado, the USS Enterprise, and the USS Truxtun (among many other places). I'm looking for pics and videos of this specific tour, but I've found only a few when there should be HUNDREDS of photos as well as many hours of video. For example, this one keeps on popping up as one of the only...
  • Gadhafi daughter Hana's death in '86 all a hoax?

    08/26/2011 1:23:18 PM PDT · by GeronL · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-26-2011 | Elizabeth Flock
    Well, duh. It was another case of the MSM taking the word of a dictator and becoming propaganda outlets for the enemy. Happens time and time again.
  • Gipper's Greatest Hits: Ronald Reagan Independence Day Speech - 1986

    07/02/2011 9:58:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 2, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    We really didn't know how good we had it back then... eight of the best years this country's ever seen. God do I miss Ronald Reagan this 4th here in the deepest, darkest depths of the vile Obammunist era... never thought I'd live to see such a bizarre, Twilight-Zone episode of a presidency- not in this country Somebody please wake me when it's over... or when the Chinese troops arrive at least lol [VIDEO] Have a great weekend and 4th of July, FReepers~ Video/news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • Former Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski Dies at 82

    08/11/2010 11:19:21 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-11-10 | WSJ via AP
    Former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, the Chicago Democrat who became the leading architect of congressional tax policy in the Reagan era but later went to federal prison for corruption, died Wednesday, a family friend said. He was 82. Mr. Rostenkowski, who served 18 terms before losing in 1994, died surrounded by family at his home in Lake Benedict, Wis., friend Ellen Tully said. He had been treated for prostate cancer in the 1990s. As House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Mr. Rostenkowski was known as a consensus builder and a master of legislative tactics. He is credited with leading a 1983...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Challenger: President Reagan's Challenger Disaster Speech - 1/28/86

    01/13/2011 8:19:56 AM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 7 replies
    Video: Challenger: President Reagan's Challenger Disaster Speech - 1/28/86 Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the ground. But, we've never lost an astronaut in flight; we've never had a tragedy like this. And perhaps we've forgotten the courage it took for the crew of the shuttle; but they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly. We mourn seven heroes: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe. We mourn their loss as a nation...
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • Islamist group, MPAC, attended White House meeting to announce SCOTUS nominee

    05/15/2010 2:31:21 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies · 491+ views
    Creeping Sharia ^ | May 15,2010 | creeping sharia
    Why? Did the panderer in chief want to let the jihadists know that the Alabama shooting, the Ft. Hood massacre, the Christmas Day bombing, the subway and Times Square plots, and the many other attacks by Muslims on America won’t be held against them? Again from GMBDR – Obama surrounding himself with IslamistsMPAC Attends White House Meeting To Announce Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has announced that is participated in a White House meeting with President Obama and cabinet officials to announce the President’s nomination to the Supreme Court. According to the MPAC announcement: This...
  • Family source: Alabama killer: "far-left political extremist 'obsessed' with President Obama"

    02/20/2010 7:57:41 AM PST · by ETL · 33 replies · 1,169+ views
    several sources (links included)
    "A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was "obsessed" with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."--Boston Herald, February 15, 2010 'Oddball' portrait of Amy Bishop emerges:http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100215oddball_protrait_emerges_suspects_family_pals_offer_clues/srvc=home&position=0___________________________________________________ "The woman accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville was a suspect in a 1993 attempted mail bombing, according to a report by The Boston Globe. The report broke the day after it was learned that Bishop fatally shot her brother in Braintree in 1986. More than fifteen years ago,...
  • This is the 24th anniversary of the Challenger disaster

    01/28/2010 12:50:25 PM PST · by free1977free · 69 replies · 1,638+ views
    examiner.com ^ | January 28 | Jennifer Ellis May
    Where were you on January 28th, 1986? Were you in a classroom watching the first teacher go into space? Do you remember how you felt when you saw the Challenger explode soon after it left the earth? CNN reports that about 17% of Americans were watching when the disaster occurred. One hour later, 85% had heard the news. It is estimated that 48% of 9-13 year-olds were watching. Teacher Christa Macauliffe was supposed to be the first teacher in space, but she never made it. She died in the explosion along with the six astronauts accompanying her. Most of today's...
  • U.S. Killed Terrorist on Wanted List, Pakistani Officials Say

    01/16/2010 1:46:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies · 793+ views
    wsj.com ^ | JANUARY 15, 2010 | ZAHID HUSSAIN
    A CIA-operated drone strike on a suspected militant hideout last weekend killed one of FBI's most-wanted terrorists who had been involved in 1986 hijacking of an U.S. airline, a senior Pakistani offical said. Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who had a bounty of $5 million on his head, was killed in the strike in North Waziristan on Sunday, along with another Jordanian who was identified as Mahmoud Zaydan, the official said. Mr. Rahim was released from a Pakistani prison a few years ago after a conviction for his role in the Sept. 5, 1986, hijacking of...
  • Libya's Gadhafi Lashes Out at US (Obama's charm not working)

    06/11/2009 12:14:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 898+ views
    VOA ^ | 6/11/09 | Sabina Castelfranco
    Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi has lashed out at the United States by likening the 1986 U.S. Strikes on Libya to Osama bin Laden's terror attacks on the United States in 2001. He was speaking Thursday in Rome, where he is on a three-day official visit. In a speech to Italian lawmakers, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi urged the world to understand the reasons that motivate terrorists. He called for dialogue with terrorists, saying, "One must talk to the devil, if it brings about a solution." While condemning al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, he implied there was little difference between bin Laden's...
  • Terror suspects arrested over Sydney army barracks bomb plot

    08/03/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 4, 2009
    POLICE this morning arrested suspected Islamic extremists who they believe were plotting a suicide bomb attack on an army base in Sydney's west. Police swooped about 4.30am, executing 19 warrants on homes in the Melbourne suburbs of Glenroy, Carlton, Meadow Heights, Roxburgh Park, Broadmeadows, Westmeadows, Preston, Epping and Colac. The raids came after a suicide bomb plot by suspected Islamic extremists in Melbourne was uncovered.The group is thought to be linked to extremists in Somalia. Police believe the group was planning to launch an attack on Sydney's Holsworthy Barracks. The mass counter-terrorism operation, the second-largest ever in Australia, involved the...
  • Masters Memories: The Amazing 1986 Jack Nicklaus Comeback Win at Augusta - Video 4/7/09

    04/07/2009 12:59:07 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 752+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    If you love golf, it does not get any better than the 1986 Masters Tournament, when Jack Nicklaus shot a Final Round 65 to roar from behind and win his 6th Masters and his 18th Major Championship at the age of 46. Nicklaus had trailed by six shots with only ten holes to play before putting on an amazing streak of five under par in the last six holes. I can still remember watching this amazing comeback, and it still is awe-inspiring to watch. Here are the highlights of the amazing run, followed by more details of how Nicklaus came...
  • VANITY: WR Grace Deficit Trials Ad by Ridley Scott

    04/05/2009 8:32:28 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 25 replies · 1,338+ views
    You Tube ^ | Sunday, April 5, 2009 | Rabidralph
    Back in '86, W.R. Grace, a multi-national chemical and everything else company, paid Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott to direct a commercial about Grace's concern for rising deficits. The commercial was made, but when WR Grace tried to buy airtime on the networks, they were refused. Isn't it interesting that no one brings up this commercial in the Age of Obama and it's only been seen 3,000 or so times on YouTube?
  • Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader'

    01/07/2004 8:18:21 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 1 replies · 229+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 1-7-2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader' ILLINOIS -- Prosecutors say he spied on dissidents, reported to U.N. mission honeycombed with secret agents. By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Jurors watched a video Tuesday in which a man accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service described the dictator as "our inspired leader" and spoke scornfully of "American colonial imperialism." "A light has illuminated our path and our procession toward the struggle and the liberation," Khaled Dumeisi said in describing Hussein at an April 2001 birthday party for the dictator at...
  • The Obama-Khalidi Connection

    10/04/2008 1:21:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 2,446+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/4/08 | Rick Moran
    Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes will discuss the close relationship between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi - Palestinian supporter and the professor at Columbia University - on a special broadcast of "Hannity's America" which will air tomorrow night at 9:00 PM eastern time. Khalidi is a former professor at the University of Illinois and was a close friend of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. At a farewell dinner for Khalidi before he took the Columbia job, Obama 's speech was filled with glowing praise for his friend, including references to the many meals they had shared. He thanked Khalidi...
  • 15,000 cases still pending from 1986 alien amnesty

    06/07/2007 4:46:53 AM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 802+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 07 June 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    Two decades after Congress passed the 1986 amnesty for illegal aliens, 15,000 cases are still pending from it -- a situation that immigration service officials want to make sure doesn't happen again in any new immigration bill. Emilio T. Gonzalez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said his agency would be able to administer the legalization and guest-worker provisions of the bill being debated in the Senate. "I just haven't seen anything there that says we can't do this," he said. "I think the bill as it stands right now is a good, solid bill. And the president deserves...
  • Get Immigration Right

    05/28/2007 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies · 1,681+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2007 | Michael Barone
    As the Senate is mulling the details of a compromise immigration bill hammered together by the odd couple of Sens. Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, and as members of Congress hear from their constituents over the Memorial Day recess, it may be worthwhile to put the issue in historical context. For most of our history, the United States had no restrictions on immigration at all. I am told that my Canadian-born grandfather was a "nickel immigrant": He took the five-cent ferry from Windsor, Ontario, north to Detroit roundabout 1896. This situation resulted from America's strong demand for labor, coupled with...
  • U.S. Links Islamic Charities, Terrorist Funding: Affidavit Alleges Role of Northern Va. Groups

    08/19/2003 8:09:41 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 8 replies · 535+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2003 | Douglas Farah
    Islamic charities based in Northern Virginia and sponsored by the government of Saudi Arabia invested millions of dollars in a company suspected of funding al Qaeda and the Islamic Resistance Movement, the government alleged for the first time yesterday. An affidavit made public in federal court in Virginia contends that the Muslim charities gave $3.7 million to BMI Inc., a private Islamic investment company in New Jersey that may have passed the money to terrorist groups. The money was part of a $10 million endowment from unnamed donors in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, according to the affidavit filed by David Kane...
  • A Flood of Bad Immigration Numbers

    05/31/2006 4:59:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies · 1,189+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | May 30, 2006 | Daniel T. Griswold
    The debate in Washington over reforming America's immigration laws has produced not only heated rhetoric but a few fantastic claims. Few are wilder than a prediction from a well-known think-tank that the reform bill just passed by the Senate will result in 103 million legal immigrants to the United States during the next 20 years. In a "Web Memo" from the Heritage Foundation, author Robert Rector claims that the Hagel-Martinez immigration bill (S. 2611) would unleash a flood of chain migration that would overwhelm America's capacity to absorb so many people. He calculates that the bill would not only allow...
  • In Reply to Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska

    05/17/2006 5:14:25 PM PDT · by AZRepublican · 26 replies · 743+ views
    Immigration News Daily ^ | 5/17/06 | Editors
    Sen. Chuck Hagel was quoted as saying today: "This is not amnesty, so let's get the terms right," Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska lectured fellow Republicans who condemned the bill. "Come on. Let's stop the nonsense." We at Immigration News Daily decided to take up Sen. Hagel on his offer to get the terms right. In doing so we unearthed an earlier editorial which compared the terms Amnesty and the Senates 'guest worker' provision. We thought it would be worth re-posting here so that Sen. Hagel would have a readily accessible reference to the meaning of the terms as used...
  • 86'd in 86

    01/27/2006 3:43:24 PM PST · by qam1 · 70 replies · 919+ views
    The East Carolinian ^ | 1/26/06 | Daniel Brock
    Van Hagar and others........ I recently wrote an article lauding the musical output of 1976 and pining for the days of soaring guitar solos, charter planes and impossibly tight bell bottoms. I've always been intrigued by the music and pop culture of different time periods, and the 70's were a decade rich in musical quality. I received some interesting feedback on the article and so I've boldly decided to move ahead to 1986 and look at the state of music twenty years ago. It was a time of big hair, big earrings and big government. The 80's were a decade...
  • Chernobyl Myths

    01/23/2006 10:14:26 AM PST · by rellimpank · 59 replies · 1,799+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 23 Jan 06 | Paul Lorenzini
    Nobody likes to be "had," but that is precisely what has happened to the American public with the documentary Chernobyl Heart. Since winning the Academy Award for "Best Short Documentary" in February 2003, it has received international accolades, has been uncritically quoted in major newspapers, and is being recommended for America's classrooms on the National Education Association's website. HBO has run it continuously since September 2004. Yet while presented as a documentary on the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, it relies to a shocking extent on scientifically unsupportable claims and in some cases outright falsehoods.
  • TORRICELLI'S TERROR PAL$

    09/17/2002 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 982+ views
    New York Post ^ | 17 September 2002 | Sam Dealey
    <p>September 17, 2002 -- NEW Jersey voters already concerned about Sen. Robert Torricelli's low ethical threshold now learn that he's been a paid shill for a group the government identifies as a terrorist organization. Called on this by his Republican opponent, Douglas Forrester, in a debate Thursday, Torricelli said the group had been pulled from the State Department's global terror list and given a clean bill of health. Not true.</p>
  • Ronald Reagan's Big Mistake

    05/24/2005 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 45 replies · 2,103+ views
    ON SEPT. 11, 2001, one of the hidden and shockingly high costs of America's immigration policies was put on the books. Porous borders and governmental abandonment of virtually all interior controls had allowed terrorists to glide easily in and out of the country for periods of their choosing, as they trained in this affable society for their suicide missions against it. Those who threw out the national origins system in 1965 and liberalized U.S. immigration law had repeatedly assured the public that they were making no changes that would result in larger numbers or a shift in source countries. But...
  • U.S. Says It Has Withdrawn From World Judicial Body

    03/09/2005 8:35:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 230 replies · 9,965+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2005 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Prompted by an international tribunal's decision last year ordering new hearings for 51 Mexicans on death rows in the United States, the State Department said yesterday that the United States had withdrawn from the protocol that gave the tribunal jurisdiction to hear such disputes. The withdrawal followed a Feb. 28 memorandum from President Bush to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales directing state courts to abide by the decision of the tribunal, the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The decision required American courts to grant "review and reconsideration" to claims that the inmates' cases had been hurt by the...
  • Were you born before 1986? If so, you are...

    09/28/2004 2:57:44 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 129 replies · 3,212+ views
    Timewasting Browsing ^ | 28 SEPT 2004 | Unknown but Funny Doofus
    ...OLD! And here's proof. Every year Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin publishes what it calls "The Mindset List"--fun facts and figures about the incoming crop of freshmen so professors will be able to relate to their new students. So to better understand how the class of 2008 thinks, read this and feel your age: 1. Most students entering college this fall were born in 1986. 2. Desi Arnaz, Orson Welles, Roy Orbison, Ted Bundy, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Cary Grant have always been dead. 3. "Heeeere's Johnny!" is a scary greeting from Jack Nicholson, not a warm welcome from Ed McMahon....
  • Gaddafi seeks cash from Berlin to clear desert war mines

    10/15/2004 5:20:24 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 543+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | October 16, 2004 | ALLAN HALL
    THE Libyan dictator, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, wants Germany to pay millions of pounds in compensation for landmines left in the desert sands by Afrika Corps troops commanded by Rommel in the Second World War.Berlin, which only recently brokered compensation payments from Tripoli for the Libyan-backed terrorist blast at the La Belle disco in the city in 1986, is said to be shocked by the demand. The German chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, is in Libya now, trying to negotiate trade deals worth billions for his country. Officials say he has been "thrown" by the suggestion that Germany should compensate for a war...
  • Complaint against John Kerry from National Security Archives 1986

    09/02/2004 10:47:38 AM PDT · by jazztrptman · 53 replies · 2,081+ views
    Digital National Security Archive ^ | August 1986 | John Hull
    John Hull denounces [Kerry, John F. Investigation of Contra Links with Narcotics (1986-1989); Democratic Party (United States)] for permitting [Communists; Journalists] to distort truth of Nicaragua in correspondence with Richard G. Lugar
  • AP: Kerry pocketed speaking fees

    02/09/2004 1:27:01 AM PST · by kattracks · 17 replies · 450+ views
    AP | 2/09/04 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Back when federal lawmakers legally could be paid for speaking to outside groups, John Kerry collected more than $120,000 in fees from interests as diverse as big oil, tobacco, the liquor lobby and unions, records show. Between 1985 and 1990, Kerry's first five years in the Senate from Massachusetts, he pocketed annual amounts slightly under the limits for speaking fees set by Congress. Unlike many colleagues, he donated a speaking fee to charity only once, according to annual financial disclosure reports reviewed by The Associated Press. One of the companies to pay Kerry $1,000 for a speech...
  • Is Libya turning over a new leaf?

    08/10/2004 1:00:41 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 8 replies · 436+ views
    The Baby Seal Club ^ | 09-10-2004 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    It looks like we can chalk up a genuine reformation on Libya's part to the Bush doctrine of armed diplomacy. Earlier, I had blogged on the fact that commercial relations seemed to be normalising between the USA and Libya, with Libya again becoming a supplier of crude petroleum to America. Now, Libya is engaged in talks to join the WTO.
  • President Reagan's 35th. News Conference April 9, 1986

    06/16/2004 9:41:47 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 1 replies · 187+ views
    The Ronald Reagan Library ^ | April.9,1986 | Ronald Reagan and
    The President. I have a brief statement here before taking your questions. I'd like to touch briefly on two important issues. Federal Budget First, the deadline for Americans paying their taxes, April 15th, will be upon us in less than a week. April 15th is also the date that the Congress is required to complete work on a budget resolution. Tens of millions of Americans will meet their deadline; they'll pay their taxes even if they have to spend the entire weekend figuring out how much they owe. But will Congress meet its deadline for the budget resolution? We hear...
  • John Kerry Attacks SDI (August 5, 1986)

    06/12/2004 7:52:02 AM PDT · by tvn · 8 replies · 200+ views
    Andrewsullivan.com ^ | June 12, 2004 | John Kerry
    "Are we rushing headlong into the next step of those 40 years of progressions by which we do something then they do something, by which we pretend that we're going to build this and it will somehow strengthen our deterrent then they do it, and low and behold, the next thing we know is, the President of the United States is addressing the nation saying, ‘My fellow Americans, I hate to tell you this, but the Soviet Union is deploying more of these, and we have to respond, and I'm asking the Congress for more money in order to respond.’...
  • Vietnam Vet Kerry Told Senate He Saw Military Action in Cambodia

    05/17/2004 2:20:21 PM PDT · by robomurph · 72 replies · 817+ views
    Insight on the News ^ | May 16, 2004 | J. Michael Waller
    Did decorated Vietnam War veteran John F. Kerry see military action in Cambodia? He says nothing about it on the campaign trail, but he stated it as fact on the floor of the U.S. Senate on March 27, 1986. In that speech, Kerry accused President Ronald Reagan of leading the United States into another Vietnam in Central America, accusing the administration of Nixon-like duplicity and saying that he should recognize it because of his Vietnam experience.
  • Manila Folder: John Kerry's 1986 wimp-out in the Philippines

    04/05/2004 10:46:29 PM PDT · by Fun Bob · 6 replies · 199+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/12/2004 | P.J. O'Rourke
    I'VE HAD A NONPARTISAN grudge against John Kerry for 18 years. This seems an appropriate time to air it. In February 1986, Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos--unpleasant, unwell, and unloved--held a "snap election." This was a somewhat baffling attempt to bolster his authority by running against Corazon Aquino, widow of the opposition leader assassinated by Marcos henchmen. The American diplomatic response was baffled. Marcos was a friend of America, and U.S. military bases in the Philippines were vital to Cold War strategy. But the Philippines was being rent by popular political upheaval, Communist insurgency, Muslim unrest, and economic collapse; and a...
  • Manila Folder – John Kerry's 1986 wimp-out in the Philippines.

    04/02/2004 9:22:55 PM PST · by quidnunc · 10 replies · 275+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 12 / April 19, 2004 | P.J. O'Rourke
    I've had a nonpartisan grudge against John Kerry for 18 years. This seems an appropriate time to air it. In February 1986, Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos — unpleasant, unwell, and unloved — held a "snap election." This was a somewhat baffling attempt to bolster his authority by running against Corazon Aquino, widow of the opposition leader assassinated by Marcos henchmen. The American diplomatic response was baffled. Marcos was a friend of America, and U.S. military bases in the Philippines were vital to Cold War strategy. But the Philippines was being rent by popular political upheaval, Communist insurgency, Muslim unrest, and...
  • Hannity Book: Kerry Objected to Reagan's Bombing of Terrorist Gadhafi

    02/18/2004 9:44:29 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 27 replies · 297+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2/18/04
    Sean Hannity's book "Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism" has just been released this week, and it offers explosive revelations about Sen. John Kerry. The Fox News Channel star and nationally syndicated radio host has unearthed a letter Kerry wrote harshly criticizing President Reagan for his retaliation against terrorist leader Moammar Gadhafi. Specifically, the Massachusetts Democrat objected to a retaliatory strike by President Ronald Reagan against the Libyan dictator in 1986. In a never-before-published letter written shortly after Reagan ordered the strikes, Kerry complained that Reagan had overreacted to the bombing by Libyan terrorists of a Berlin...
  • Measuring the Fallout (Cost of the 1986 amnesty after ten years)

    12/24/2003 12:32:39 AM PST · by sarcasm · 24 replies · 4,437+ views
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | May 1997 | David Simcox
    SummaryThe federal government began legalizing almost three million illegal aliens 10 years ago, on May 5, 1987, wary of the fiscal liabilities of opening more public assistance programs to a population with high needs and low taxpaying power. To ease the burden on the states, Washington closed some programs to the newly legalized for five years and reimbursed the states nearly $3.5 billion for some of their aid costs. Was the concern of Congress, the White House, and many state and local leaders justified?  A review of the evidence a decade later confirms that legalization indeed carried a high fiscal...
  • Libyan Charity to Pay Berlin Bomb Victims

    08/29/2003 8:56:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | August 29 2003
    A Libyan charitable organization has offered to begin negotiations with the families of victims of those killed and injured in the 1986 bombing of the La Belle nightclub in Berlin. The Gaddafi International Foundation for Charitable Organisations, a body headed by the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, announced on Thursday that it intends to compensate victims of the bombing of the “La Belle” nightclub in Berlin in 1986, in which three people died. In its statement issued in the German capital, the charity called the decision a "gesture of humanity" while insisting that the pledge was not an admission...
  • O.K. To all the mechanics out there, we could use some helpful advice

    09/03/2002 2:42:52 PM PDT · by TYBEEISLAND · 71 replies · 1,613+ views
    Vanity | 09/04/2002 | Tybee Island
    Hello to all the freeper mechanics out there, We have a 1986 Suburu, its our only mode of transportation, and its broken down.. It was running fine, and just stopped like it ran out of gas, but thats not it. I've checked the coil with a test light, both sides (positive and negative) from the battery and the distributer, and they have charge, no spark comes from main coil wire to the distributer cap center, we've pulled the distributer cap and the rotor does not turn when we engage the ignition. We've replaced the coil with 2 different ones and...