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  • BREAKING: 50 homes destroyed in 6-alarm fire in Queens (Breezy Point, NY)

    10/30/2012 1:30:15 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 97 replies
    ABC News - Channel 7 - WABC New York ^ | October 30, 2012 | WABC New York
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Firefighters are battling a six-alarm fire in the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens. Officials say the fire was reported at about 11 p.m. Monday and involves about 50 houses situated in a flooded Zone A area. A fire department spokesman says nearly 200 firefighters are currently at the scene. He says two people have suffered minor injuries. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
  • Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Will Not Serve a Second Term

    01/26/2012 12:25:36 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 15 replies
    FOX News - ^ | September 25, 2012 | Matt Egan
    Tim Geithner, one of President Barack Obama’s closest economic advisers, has no intention on staying on as Treasury secretary if Obama wins a second term. Geithner, who was one of the chief architects of the government’s response to the financial crisis, told Bloomberg Television he’s “pretty confident” Obama won’t ask him to stay on. “I’m confident he’ll be president. But I’m also confident he’s going to have the privilege of having another secretary of the Treasury,” Geithner said. The comments, which were confirmed by the Treasury Department, mean a second four-year term in the White House would be led by...
  • 15 Hurt in Miss. as Storm System Hits Southeast

    11/16/2011 11:39:51 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 16, 2011 | Associated Press
    A strong storm system that produced several suspected tornadoes hit the Southeast on Wednesday, damaging dozens of homes and buildings. At least 15 people were injured in Mississippi. Suspected tornadoes were reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Four homes were damaged in western Alabama, about 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa. It was the worst bout of weather for that state since about 250 people were killed during a tornado outbreak in April. < SNIP >
  • Possible Obama FR Screen Names [HUMOR - Add your ideas here!]

    05/30/2010 4:59:34 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 256 replies · 2,303+ views
    FR - Within another Thread ^ | May 30, 2010 | Small Voice in the Wilderness et al.
    On another thread, FReeper small voice in the wilderness stated; "I just wish [Obama] would visit FreeRepublic for one night. LOL! wonder what his screen name would be?" The following list was culled from suggestions generated in response. (Apologies if I missed any!) From Slings-and-Arrows: IluvWookie Pot 'n' Blow OnTheDownLowClassyGreenEyedBlonde (taken) AlinskyBoy CleanAndArticulate MagicNegro CryptoCommie 57_Statesman EatMyWaffle WagYuBeef HopeyO'Changeahan From Null and Void: NoBCforYou I, One From Richard Kimball: The One From presently no screen name: conman From Candor7: Twitch From Conservative Vermont Vet: Abu Bakr II – the 2nd Caliph
  • NY's Times Sq. evacuated after failed car bomb

    05/01/2010 9:07:35 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 20 replies · 1,106+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 1, 2010 – 26 mins ago | By Steve Eder and Deepa Seetharaman
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – An apparent failed car bomb in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle which was smoking and emitted a small "flash" caused police to evacuate New York's Times Square on Saturday night, Broadway's busiest night. A New York Fire Department officer told Reuters the vehicle was found to contain explosives, gasoline, propane and burned wires and was being treated as a "failed device." < snip > The SUV was parked very close to a production of "The Lion King" on 45th Street. Women in evening gowns were among the crowd on one of the warmest nights of the...
  • Phony track worker rigs subway terror scare in bizarre cyanide suicide try

    04/30/2010 11:05:42 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 53 replies · 1,621+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 30, 2010 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A phony track worker triggered a terror scare inside a lower Manhattan subway tunnel Friday morning - but he turned out to be a despondent college student who wanted to kill himself by ingesting sodium cyanide, police said. A 20-year-old Pace University student who has been on the school's Dean's List told police he wanted to find a discreet alcove, mix the cyanide pellets with water and ingest it. "He did not want to be found," said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD's top spokesman. "He had no ID on him. He was looking for some isolated place in the...
  • Blagojevich Judge Calls Emergency Meeting

    04/22/2010 4:51:08 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 211 replies · 9,863+ views
    The judge presiding over former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial called an emergency meeting Thursday evening after information that was intended to remain under seal was released to the public in a defense filing to subpoena President Barack Obama. Judge James B. Zagel scheduled a 6 p.m. hearing in his chambers to question attorneys about why the redacted information was readable, according to reports. But Blagojevich's attorneys denied that interpretation. When asked whether the meeting concerned the redacted documents, attorney Sheldon Sorosky responded simply "no." The defense motion, filed Thursday afternoon, request to call President Obama as a corroborating witness...
  • FReeper MarySecretary has passed away

    04/20/2010 10:43:43 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 295 replies · 3,702+ views
    Facebook Account of FReeper MarySecretary | April 21, 2010 | LibertyRocks
    Dear FRiends, It is with a very heavy heart that I am reporting the following news... MarySecretary passed away on March 28, 2010. There was an announcement on her Facebook account page from one of her close friends, but I did not see it until today as there is a different link to hit in order to see her friends' posts. Please pray for her husband, her children and her grandchildren.
  • Chan Hits Back at WHO Critics [Drudge Title: Beware the 'Second Wave']

    05/04/2009 4:40:18 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 22 replies · 910+ views
    The Financial Times via Drudge Report ^ | May 3, 2009 | Andrew Jack
    Published: May 3 2009 14:08 | Last updated: May 3 2009 17:42 The head of the World Health Organisation hit back at critics who have accused it of over-reaction to the swine flu crisis, warning it may return “with a vengeance” in the months ahead. In her first extensive media interview since alerting the world to a potential flu pandemic nine days ago, Margaret Chan, the agency’s director-general, told the Financial Times that the end of the flu season in the northern hemisphere meant an initial outbreak could be milder but then a second wave more lethal, as happened in...
  • Nancy Pelosi -- All Atwitter Over TMZ [UPDATED on today's show - Pelosi ignores TMZ]

    04/09/2009 2:41:07 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 19 replies · 1,110+ views
    TMZ ^ | April 1, 2009 | TMZ Staff
    Forget the economy, war, poverty and substandard education -- the troops in the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are spending time worrying about TMZ and Twitter. A spokesman in Pelosi's office confirmed the Speaker's Director of New Media sent an email to Democratic press secretaries warning them that TMZ is sniffing around the Hill, asking congressmen about Twittering. According to The Political Machine, the email reads, "Yesterday, TMZ stalked out members ... and asked them about their use of Twitter. Please be aware that they may continue to do so." The email explains Twitter is banned from the Senate...
  • The Unofficial "Official" Palin Newswire - Issue 6

    09/24/2008 12:27:04 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 8 replies · 226+ views
    Palin Newswire Archives ^ | September 23, 2008 | LibertyRocks
    September 23, 2008 - Issue 6OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN NEWS:PRESS RELEASES:"McCain-Palin 2008 Launches New TV Ad: "Mum"" - McCain-Palin Campaign Press Release - Arlington, Virginia - September 23, 2008 To read the script of the Ad, please - CLICK HEREWatch video of the Ad @ YouTube - "ICYMI: Barack Obama Attacks Running Mate for Having Bailout Position" - McCain-Palin Campaign Press Release - Arlington, Virginia - September 23, 2008 "But it's the kind of thing that drives people crazy about politics. Sounds like you were trying to score some political points against John McCain using his words, when your own...
  • The Unofficial "Official" Palin Newswire - Issue 5

    09/22/2008 7:59:04 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 16 replies · 271+ views
    Palin Newswire Archives ^ | September 22, 2008 | LibertyRocks
    September 22, 2008 - Issue 5OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN NEWS:PRESS RELEASES:"ICYMI: Obama Praises John McCain's Record of Reform" - McCain/Palin Campaign - Arlington, Virginia - September 22, 2008 "There is one person who's been consistent on reform issues, and that's been John McCain." -- Barack ObamaRemarks made in a Press Conference 2/1/06 To read the entire press release, please - CLICK HERETo watch Barack Obama's 2006 Press Conference, please - CLICK HERE"Deconstructing Obama: Barack Obama's Rhetoric Vs. His Record" - McCain/Palin Campaign - Arlington, Virginia - September 22, 2008 To read the entire press release, please - CLICK HERE"ICYMI: Indpendence Party...
  • The Unofficial "Official" Palin Newswire - Issue 4

    09/18/2008 11:11:32 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 9 replies · 154+ views
    Palin Newswire Archives ^ | September 18, 2008 | LibertyRocks
    OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN NEWS:PRESS RELEASES:9.17.08 - McCain-Palin 2008 Launches New TV Ad: "Foundation" - McCain Campaign Press Release, Arlington, Virginia, September 17. 2009 - ~ Read the Press Release ~ CLICK HERE~ Watch the Video ~ 9.17.08 - "MEDIA ADVISORY: Member of Democratic Platform Committee to Endorse John Mccain" - McCain Campaign Press Release, Arlington, Virginia, September 17, 2008 - To read the entire press release, please - CLICK HERE9.17.08 - "Statement By John McCain On The Financial Markets And AIG" - McCain Campaign Press Release, Alington, Virginia, September 17, 2008 - To read the entire statement please, CLICK...
  • The Unofficial "Official" Palin Newswire - Issue 3

    09/05/2008 10:15:16 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 64 replies · 690+ views
    Palin Newswire Archives ^ | Setpember 5, 2008 | LibertyRocks
    September 5, 2008 ~ ISSUE 3View archives of the Newswire @ at Rally Report - Sterling Heights, MI - netmilsmom - UPCOMING CAMPAIGN EVENTS:September 6, 2008 - WHAT: Road to Victory Rally: Join Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain and the Vice Presidential Nominee for a Road to Victory Rally WHEN: September 6, 2008 - Doors Open at 9:00 a.m.WHERE: Colorado Jet Center, 1575 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80916For More Information and a map - CLICK HERESeptember 6, 2008 - WHAT: Road to Victory Rally: Join Senator McCain, Cindy McCain, and the Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin.WHEN:...
  • Unofficial "Official" Palin Ping Newswire - Issue 2

    09/04/2008 6:56:08 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 9 replies · 576+ views
    SELF ^ | September 4, 2008 | LibertyRocks
    September 4, 2008 - ISSUE 2(View archives of the Newswire @ TODAY AT GOP Convention LIVE THREAD - DAY 4 - UPCOMING EVENTS: September 5, 2008 - What: McCain Street U.S.A. in Cedarburg, Wisconsin When: 9/5/08 @ 8:00 a.m. Where: The corner of Washington Ave. & Columbia Rd. in Cedarburg, WI For more information - CLICK HERE September 5, 2008 - What: Road to Victory Rally When: 9/5/08 @ 5:00 p.m. Where: Freedom Hill Ampitheatre, 1400 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights, MI For more information & a Map - CLICK HERE September 6, 2008 - What: Road to...
  • Unofficial "Official" Palin Ping Newswire - Issue 1

    09/03/2008 5:36:13 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 70 replies · 511+ views
    SELF ^ | September 3, 2008 | LibertyRocks
    September 3, 2008 - ISSUE 1(View archives of the Newswire @ PLEASE NOTE: I wasn't able to include everything I wished to today, plus my coding is a little messed up as my links are all in black! LOL However, with Palin's "Coming Out Party" tonight at the Convention in just a few hours, I wanted to get this posted sooner, rather than later... So please excuse the "mess". Please keep pinging me to important articles you all run across. I will put together a more comprehensive post tomorrow... THANK YOU! - LibertyRocks PS - Be sure not to...
  • UNOFFICIAL "Official" Palin "Newswire" Ping List (Is there one here already - VANITY)

    08/31/2008 11:59:43 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 62 replies · 563+ views
    VANITY ^ | September 1, 2008 | LibertyRocks (vanity)
    Hi everyone. I used the search function, and couldn't find reference to an "official" FR Sarah Palin ping list. So, I thought I'd post something and ask everyone if they've seen one anywhere? If there isn't one that is already started, I would be happy to put one together. Seeing as we have only 10 weeks to go till the election, I thought it may be a good idea to put together a group here at FR that will get pings to articles and posts featuring; Releases from the Palin for Vice-President part of the McCain/Palin campaign, "MUST-READ" articles, videos,...
  • McCain - Palin 08 - A Team You Can Trust [Must See Web Ad]

    08/30/2008 11:14:39 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 64 replies · 614+ views
    YouTube ^ | Added August 29, 2008 | Students of America
    This is a must-see web ad featured on the Students for America YouTube Channel. It highlights video of McCain, and Governor Sarah Palin in a very pro-military way.
  • McCain on Jimmy Kimmel - Live

    06/17/2008 5:11:01 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 20 replies · 251+ views
    ABC TV ^ | June 17, 2008 | LibertyRocks
    Just an FYI - McCain is on Jimmy Kimmel's special right now on ABC.
  • Employees, Shoppers Allowed Into Rib Mountain Wal-Mart Following Bomb Threat [Wausau, WI]

    06/11/2008 3:24:23 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 14 replies · 2,927+ views
    WSAW Ch. 7 ABC ^ | June 11, 2008 | WSAW Staff
    Employees and shoppers are being allowed back into the Rib Mountain Wal-mart after a bomb scare. The Marathon County Sheriff's Department tells NewsChannel 7 that the incident happened shortly before 4 p.m. After everyone was evacuated, the Marathon/Oneida County Bomb Squad swept the building. Employees were then allowed back in, followed by the shoppers. Stay tuned to and NewsChannel 7 for further details.
  • Dallas pastor defends Wright's concern for U.S.

    03/31/2008 3:16:20 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 31 replies · 492+ views
    The Dallas Star-Telegram ^ | Sun., March 30, 2008 | By TERRY LEE GOODRICH
    DALLAS -- The Rev. Jeremiah Wright "has dared to unwrap the flag from around the cross" in his sermons -- not because of a lack of patriotism, but out of concern, a Dallas preacher said Saturday at a panel discussion at the State of the Black Church Summit. Wright, former pastor to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, has been criticized by some as racist and others as anti-American because of his statements about U.S. policies. "We don't love America uncritically; you don't just tell the good things," the Rev. Frederick Haynes III told about 100 scholars, clergy and students gathered...
  • Panelists discuss shock over Wright's comments at Black Church Summit

    03/31/2008 3:08:53 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 7 replies · 569+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 30, 2008 | by Lori Stahl
    Panelists discuss shock over Wright's comments at Black Church Summit In panel discussion, black churches not immune to criticism By LORI STAHL / The Dallas Morning News If television sound bites of Barack Obama's former pastor shocked mainstream audiences, perhaps it means that other black churches have strayed too far from raising similar social justice issues in their sermons, panelists at a church summit said Saturday. "Part of the reason the public is so shocked ... is that they have not heard the public voice of the liberated black church in a very long time," said the Rev. Raphael...
  • Obama was the first to play the race card

    03/31/2008 2:21:54 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 10 replies · 511+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 30, 2008 | Sean Wilentz
    Author, Sean Wilentz is the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus professor of history at Princeton University Quietly, the storm over the hateful views expressed by Sen. Barack Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has blown away the most insidious myth of the Democratic primary campaign. Obama and his surrogates have charged that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has deliberately and cleverly played the race card in order to label Obama the "black" candidate. Having injected racial posturing into the contest, Obama's "post-racial" campaign finally seems to be all about race and sensational charges about white racism. But the mean-spirited strategy started even...
  • Small S.C. private school proves Rev. Wright wrong - Headmaster's approach breeds racial harmony

    03/31/2008 1:39:08 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 18 replies · 763+ views ^ | March 30, 2008 | by Kathleen Parker
    The Washington Post March 30, 2008 6:00 AM Amongst the moss-draped live oaks of Charleston Collegiate School's 33-acre campus in Johns Island, S.C. - where children of all ethnicities, religions and abilities work and play together - the words of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright seem alien and hostile. His sometimes hate-filled rhetoric is weirdly out of sync with this quiet corner of the Old South, where ancestors of the school's African-American students worked as slaves, perhaps upon these very fields. The differences between this microcosm of a near-utopian community and the world that informs Wright are as stark as the...
  • Two wrongs make a Wright for Obama

    03/30/2008 7:04:42 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 12 replies · 674+ views - Times-News Online ^ | March 30, 2008 | By LeRoy Goldman
    Wright's wrong The motto of the Trinity United Church of Christ on the South side of Chicago is, "Unashamedly Black, Unapologetically Christian." Its recently retired pastor, Jeremiah Wright, has violated both of those principles. In my church the pastor carries the title of teaching elder. The title is far more than honorific. It implies a solemn obligation to teach the Word of Christ, to be faithful to the Scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments, and to interpret and apply Christ's precepts and principles to our life and to the life of our community and nation. I have no...
  • A Comparison - Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan (BARF ALERT)

    03/29/2008 9:25:39 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 21 replies · 398+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 30, 2008 (posted online 3/29/08) | Karl Fleming
    Barring some event of staggering significance, Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee for president. Many, though, believe Obama doesn't deserve it. His refusal to walk out of the Chicago church where his former minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., made many incendiary remarks, including that AIDS was a white plot against blacks, render Obama too duplicitous and morally deficient to inhabit our highest office. Obama was straight in his speech on race about being an imperfect candidate, not possessing the moral purity his fervid supporters have wished upon him. Hillary Clinton supporters, and many of the media's bloviators, say...
  • Barack Obama - The Wizard of Oz

    03/29/2008 3:26:03 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 38 replies · 1,481+ views ^ | March 28, 2008 | Evelyn Pringle
    The most trusted leaders of the Democratic party, such as John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, ought to be ashamed of themselves for supporting Barack Obama. With use of the internet, a fifth grader could connect the dots to show a picture of a guy who was picked up in college and carried up the political ladder by a corrupt gang of influence peddlers. John McCain is just drooling waiting for Obama to become the nominee so that he can come out with the trail of dirt that the Democratic party is too afraid to reveal this late in the in...
  • Pastors, scholars at Dallas conference voice support for Jeremiah Wright

    03/29/2008 2:54:33 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 39 replies · 698+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 28, 2008 | Jeffrey Weiss
    More than two dozen well-known black preachers and scholars, in Dallas for a long-planned conference, offered unequivocal support Friday for one of their number who was not there. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, now world-famous as the former pastor and spiritual mentor of presidential candidate Barack Obama, was to be the guest of honor at the Black Church Summit held by Brite Divinity School. Amid the recent controversy about some of his sermons, Dr. Wright decided not to attend, but the summit started Friday as scheduled. Most of the event was not open to the media, but several of the scholars...
  • Obama's new religious problem: Faith-based outreach hit by the Rev. Wright controversy

    03/29/2008 2:27:24 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 20 replies · 667+ views
    The Jacksonville Daily Progress (Jacksonville, Texas) ^ | March 28, 2008 | Associated Press (AP)
    (AP) Religion is supposed to be Barack Obama's strength. Unlike many Democratic candidates before him, Obama speaks with ease about his faith. He attends Sunday worship and knows his Bible. His supporters believe he can pry some committed churchgoers away from the GOP. But the furor over comments by his Chicago pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, broadcast again and again on TV and viewed by millions on YouTube, is tempering those hopes. "It certainly gives people pause," even in the Democratic Party, said Corwin Smidt, a Calvin College professor who studies religion and politics. All the top Democratic presidential contenders...
  • Obama fails in facing challenge posed by pastor's demagoguery

    03/28/2008 11:07:27 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 14 replies · 552+ views
    The Southtown Star ^ | March 27, 2008 | Fran Eaton
    Barack Obama missed a valuable opportunity last week to acknowledge America's dramatic social changes and to soundly refute those who are content to wallow in bigotry of bygone days. More than a year ago, we raised questions about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's teachings at Chicago's now nationally known Trinity United Church of Christ. Last week, when national news outlets excerpted some of Wright's most vitriolic quotations and Americans saw firsthand the enthusiastic response of the Trinity church family, those same questions reappeared and became a national discussion topic. Segments of sermons showing Wright outrageously claiming the federal government developed the...
  • Obama Weathers Wright Storm as New Details Emerge

    03/27/2008 11:46:24 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 50 replies · 1,179+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2008 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A controversy over Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's former pastor has not hurt Obama, a new poll found on Thursday, even as more potential trouble surfaced involving his church. A poll by the Pew Research Center said videos of sermons by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Obama's subsequent speech on race in America last week have attracted more public attention than any events thus far in the 2008 presidential campaign. The March 19-22 survey of 1,503 American adults found that despite the flap, Illinois Sen. Obama had maintained a 49 percent to 39 percent advantage over New...

    10/17/2007 7:45:05 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 216 replies · 166+ views
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    Special Report cut into programming... Live Presidential News Conference
  • Homeschoolers Disrespected on Ebert & Roeper

    06/18/2007 12:21:52 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 330 replies · 7,059+ views
    <p>I was just watching Ebert & Roeper and would like to report to my fellow homeschoolers that the guest host taking Roger Ebert's place tonight, Robert Wilonsky, made a very disrespectful and rude comment in relation to homeschoolers...</p> <p>While reviewing the upcoming movie "Nancy Drew" Ebert made a comment that Nancy was a 1950's girl in relation to what she thought constituted a birthday party. When Ebert said that this would be a good movie that would be liked by 12-year-old girls, Wilonsky replied, "Maybe Homeschooled 12-year-olds"...</p>
  • School Shooting West of Madison WI (Update: Principal has died)

    09/29/2006 7:38:45 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 264 replies · 9,498+ views
    WTMJ 620 AM Radio ^ | Sept. 29, 2006 | WTMJ 620 AM
    BREAKING NEWS: School Shooting West of Madison Newsradio 620 WTMJ has learned that the principal of a high school in Cazenovia, WI has been shot at the school. The Weston Schools in Cazenovia are on lockdown right now. Stay with Newsradio 620 WTMJ for the latest.
  • Gunmen kidnap senior Iraq oil official in Baghdad

    06/09/2006 2:20:42 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 14 replies · 511+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | June 9, 2006 | By Mariam Karouny
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped a senior official of Iraq's oil ministry after he left work in Baghdad on Thursday, police and ministry sources said on Friday, highlighting the lawlessness still afflicting the vital sector. The incident happened the same day U.S. troops killed Iraq's al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose demise the Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said would help improve the country's oil production, particularly in the north. The sources said Muthana al-Badri, Director General of Iraq's State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), was on his way home in the Sunni district of Adhamiya when gunmen in...
  • WBC & Phelps to Protest Maj. Bloomfield's visitation - 11/11 ELKHART, IN

    11/10/2005 12:37:23 PM PST · by LibertyRocks · 6 replies · 583+ views
    Media Sources & WBC Website ^ | Nov. 11, 2005 | Various
    OPERATION HERO ALERT: Funeral Services for Army Major Gerald M. Bloomfield, IICounter-Protest of WBCFriday, 11/11/2005*Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home - Elkhart, IN OPERATION HERO is spreading word of a planned picket by Westboro Baptist Church during the visitation for Army Major Gerald M. Bloomfield II. Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing during the visitation for Major Bloomfield on Friday, November 11 in Elkhart, IN. This anti-Troops/anti-war "liberal" hate group will be protesting at 12:45pm - 1:30 pm* outside the Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, located at 1531 Cobblestone Blvd. *Please note there are conflicting times posted at the WBC website....
  • Phelps & WBC to protest Soldier's Funeral - 11/11 in Greeley, CO

    11/10/2005 12:21:18 PM PST · by LibertyRocks · 80 replies · 2,528+ views
    Media Sources & WBC Website ^ | Nov. 10, 2005 | Various
    OPERATION HERO ALERT: Funeral Services for Army Pfc. Tyler MacKenzieCounter-Protest of WBCFriday, 11/11/2005Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Greeley, CO OPERATION HERO is spreading word of a planned picket by Westboro Baptist Church during the funeral services for Army Pfc. Tyler MacKenzie. Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing during the funeral service for Pfc. MacKenzie on Friday, November 11 in Greeley, CO. This anti-Troops/anti-war "liberal" hate group will be protesting from 11:30am - 12:00pm outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 501 49th Avenue, in Greeley. MacKenzie's funeral service...
  • Phelps & WBC to protest Soldier's Funeral - 11/11 in Hudson, WI

    11/10/2005 11:23:25 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 51 replies · 2,918+ views
    Media Reports & WBC Website ^ | Nov. 10, 2005 | Various
    OPERATION HERO ALERT: Funeral Services for Army Spc. Benjamin A. SmithCounter-Protest of WBCFriday, 11/11/2005*Bethel Luthern Church - Hudson, WI OPERATION HERO is spreading word of a planned picket by Westboro Baptist Church during the funeral services for Army Spc. Benjamin A. Smith. Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing during the funeral service for Army Spc. Smith on Friday, November 11 in Hudson, WI. This anti-Troops/anti-war "liberal" hate group will be protesting at 10 am outside the church, located at 920 3rd Street. Please show your support for this hero! Info about Army Spc. Benjamin A. SmithHudson...
  • Lawyer calls OU break-in 'stupid prank'

    11/09/2005 8:52:42 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 28 replies · 1,561+ views
    News 9 / The Oklahoman ^ | November 9, 2005 | Robert Medley
    NORMAN - Two men charged in Cleveland County with breaking into a University of Oklahoma room marked "biohazard" were involved in a "stupid prank" and not something more sinister, an attorney for one of the men said. Christopher Thomas Boyce, 24, of Norman and James Kent Eldridge, 21, are both charged with felony counts of second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Eldridge is an OU junior from Oklahoma City studying in the College of Arts and Sciences, according to the OU Web site. Boyce was not listed as being enrolled at OU. On Oct. 20, a woman told OU...
  • French to Impose Curfews, Deploy Forces

    11/07/2005 1:47:30 PM PST · by LibertyRocks · 46 replies · 1,337+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | November 7, 2005 | AP
    PARIS (AP) -- France will impose curfews "wherever it is necessary" and call up 1,500 police reservists to stop rioting, the prime minister said Monday, as civil unrest erupted for a 12th night with youths setting fire to an empty bus and attacking police in Toulouse. The announcement came as similar violence was reported in neighboring Belgium and Germany and the French government faced growing criticism for its inability to stop the violence in its tough suburbs. Governments worldwide urged their citizens to be careful in France. A 61-year-old man also died Monday of wounds sustained in an attack as...
  • Under Scrutiny - Members of the collective report several encounters with the FBI

    11/07/2005 9:05:05 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 41 replies · 1,970+ views
    OU Daily ^ | November 6, 2005 | by Brianna Bailey
    Two former OU students accused of breaking into OU’s underground tunnel network are members of a local activist group that claims it has been harassed by the FBI. Group members said they were questioned by FBI agents about Joel Henry Hinrichs III and the books they own. Christopher Boyce, 24, and James Kent Eldridge, 21, who are both charged with second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, belonged to the Greenbriar Collective, a group that practices organic gardening and operates a lending library out of a house in east Norman. According to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office, Boyce...
  • "Biohazard" Break-in

    11/04/2005 9:57:10 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 33 replies · 1,731+ views
    Oklahoma Gazette ^ | November 2, 2005 | Ben Fenwick
    Prosecutors are considering felony charges for an OU campus burglary. ‘The circumstances of today’s environment caused everybody to look at it in a worst case scenario framework,’ an assistant district attorney says. ----------------------- Two men arrested for breaking into maintenance tunnels beneath the University of Oklahoma and burglarizing a biology building entered a room marked “biohazard,” according to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office. Cleveland County assistant district attorney Rick Sitzman said Christopher Boyce, 24, and James Kent Eldridge, 21, broke into an opening into a tunnel network beneath the university, made their way underground into the Richards Hall zoology...
  • French vow no riot surrender

    11/03/2005 3:16:32 PM PST · by LibertyRocks · 54 replies · 1,299+ views ^ | November 4, 2005 (Australia) | AAP/Correspondents in Paris
    FRENCH Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has vowed his government "will not give in" to rioters, even as police braced for an eighth night of violence on the outskirts of Paris. "I will not allow organised gangs to make the law in the suburbs," he declared in parliament. More than 1300 police were deployed to again do battle with groups of stone- and bottle-throwing youths that have torched hundreds of vehicles and vandalised buildings in rampages in low-income, high-immigrant districts since last week. Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, whose hardline law-and-order policies have been blamed for fanning the acts of defiance,...
  • Islamic expert speaks on politics

    11/03/2005 12:39:03 PM PST · by LibertyRocks · 21 replies · 874+ views
    OU Daily ^ | 11/03/2005 | Kris Akins
    Georgetown professor lectured on democracy and the Middle East. A specialist in Islamic studies spoke about democracy and misconceptions of Islam Wednesday, in a lecture titled “Islam, Terrorism and Democracy.” John Esposito is a professor of religion, international affairs and Islamic studies at Georgetown University. He is also the founding director of the university’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Esposito said Islamic extremists are a strong minority of the 1.3 billion Muslims living in the world today. Nevertheless, he said the actions of this small group make Americans ask questions like, “What is the problem with Islam?” or “Why do they...
  • Protesters rally on South Oval (Univ. of OK)

    11/03/2005 10:00:28 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 31 replies · 1,271+ views
    OU Daily ^ | 11/03/05 | by Meredith Simons
    Three men knelt on the street in front of Dale Hale. Their bodies were shrouded in sand-colored jumpsuits and burlap sacks covered their heads. The chains around their necks were clipped to black leashes that they held in their hands and offered to passersby. “Take the leash!” they shouted through the sacks. “Does this make you sick to your stomach? It should, because people are being tortured!” The startling display of anger at the war in Iraq drew a crowd quickly. The group of protesters, which was made up of sign-wielding students and Norman residents as well as the hooded...
  • Police Bust Fake ID Ring

    11/01/2005 10:16:34 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 53 replies · 4,070+ views
    KOCO Channel 5 News ^ | 11/01/2005 | KOCO Ch.5
    NORMAN, Okla. -- Hundreds of students are now under investigation after fake IDs are found on the University of Oklahoma campus. Police said the latest rash of fake IDs have come from Dallas and that an OU fraternity member is selling the bogus Texas driver's licenses for about $100 each. Experts say these IDs are so close to the real thing that they're virtually undetectable. "The ones coming out of Texas are really good, and they're getting better," said O'Connell's bartender Todd Emerson. Emerson has confiscated dozens of fake IDs at the Norman pub. "Most of these IDs are pretty...
  • Phelps & WBC to Protest Soldier's Funeral 11/02 - Kansas

    11/01/2005 7:11:57 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 188 replies · 5,498+ views
    Freepmail, Media Sources & WBC Website ^ | November 1, 2005 | Various
    OPERATION HERO ALERT: Funeral Services for Seargent Evan Seam ParkerCounter-Protest of WBCWednesday, 11/2/2005*South Haven Public School - South Haven, KS OPERATION HERO is spreading word of a planned picket by Westboro Baptist Church during the memorial service of Seargent Evan Seam Parker. Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing during the funeral service for Sgt. Evan Seam Parker on Wednesday, November 2 in South Haven, KS. This anti-Troops/anti-war "liberal" hate group will be protesting from 1pm - 2pm outside the High School where services are being held. The funeral service is scheduled to begin at 2pm, so...
  • Orlando School Evacuated After Bomb Explodes

    10/31/2005 9:37:18 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 32 replies · 1,967+ views via Yahoo! News ^ | October 31, 2005 | Staff
    A middle school in Orlando, Fla., was evacuated Monday after a small bomb exploded in the girls' locker room, according to Local 6 News. Investigators said coaches at Memorial Middle School were walking through the girls' locker room and spotted a device that had already exploded. Detectives believe the explosive was thrown though a window and caused a small fire sometime over the weekend or early Monday. It was not determined what type of device was thrown into the building but it was deliberately thrown, according to officials. "The device was thrown through a window and it was possibly an...
  • Has Terrorism Returned to America’s Heartland?

    10/26/2005 12:40:47 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 139 replies · 3,186+ views
    CBN News ^ | Erick Stakelbeck
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - Has terrorism returned to the Oklahoma City area? That is what folks in Norman have been asking, ever since a 21-year-old student at the University of Oklahoma killed himself in what some are calling an attempted homicide bombing. On Saturday, October 1, engineering major Joel Hinrichs detonated a homemade bomb near Memorial Stadium, where 84,000 fans were watching the hometown Sooners take on Kansas State. That was just a hundred yards from a newly replaced bench -- it was there, just before halftime, that a powerful explosion ripped through the entire area, taking Hinrichs with it....
  • Police Arrest Two in Marshall County Bomb Scare

    10/23/2005 6:50:23 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 38 replies · 1,202+ views
    KTEN-TV Channel 10 ^ | October 22, 2005 | Staff
    Following a fierce investigation, two suspects have been arrested in connection to a bomb scare in Marshall County. After the Kingston police found two homemade bombs within blocks of each other yesterday, authorities say a total of 28 bombs were recovered. Friday morning near the corner of Second and Chickasaw, Kingston police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad diffused two homemade bombs found in mailboxes. A U.S. Postal worker noticed a yellow liquid oozing from one of the boxes and then notified authorities. Today, police tell KTEN they found several more explosive devices at a house on the 500...