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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.