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  • Syrian refugees welcomed by agencies despite states' fight

    12/09/2015 5:47:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 8:04 AM EST | Nomaan Merchant and Brian Slodysko
    Days before a family of six Syrian refugees was to arrive in Texas, the furniture and supplies for their apartment were ready. Local volunteers collected mattresses, toys and bicycles for two children. Syrians already settled here were prepared to welcome them and help them get acquainted with their new home thousands of miles from their war-torn homeland. [...] Refugees arrived this week in two cities in Texas and in Indiana, both states whose governors have said they reject Syrian refugees due to concerns they might pose a threat to public safety. A family of six refugees was settled Monday night...
  • Israel declares war on Palestinian Red Crescent

    11/14/2015 3:20:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/15 | Nitzan Keidar
    Following reports that a Red Crescent ambulance passed by the site of Friday's deadly terrorist attack and ignored the victims as they lay dying, the Israeli government will be launching an international campaign against the organization, which in principle does not treat Jews - despite being bound to treat all casualties regardless off their identity. Israel's Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency service, by contrast, regularly treats Palestinians. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign ministry to lodge a stern complaint with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, under whose auspices the Red Crescent operates, demanding an...
  • Richest refugee contractor says 8,000 Syrians not enough, wants 65,000 admitted to US

    09/03/2015 3:54:45 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 3, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Richest refugee contractor says 8,000 Syrians not enough, wants 65,000 admitted to US Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 3, 2015 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) headed by a Brit—David Miliband the former British Foreign Secretary—restates its demand that Obama admit 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to the US ASAP. He also praises Germany, Iceland and Sweden for opening their nations to the hundreds of thousands of migrants swarming into Europe! David-Miliband-Hil_3425257b Hillary and David Miliband. She described him as cute! When he arrived in NYC to head up the IRC he was feted by George Soros, Bill Clinton and Samantha...
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 227 replies · 11,817+ views
    UP | july 21 2004 | UPI
    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in...
  • Following tea party complaints, IRS admits 'mistakes'

    05/10/2013 6:38:00 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/10/2013 | Ashley Killough
    Responding to a flurry of complaints from conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, the Internal Revenue Service admitted Friday it made "mistakes" in the last few years while trying to process those requests. Multiple tea party groups reported significant delays and excessive questioning from IRS officials while trying to obtain 501(c)(4) status. ,,,, Asked when the IRS began looking into complaints, Lerner said she could not give a time frame. Pressed further on when senior IRS officials became aware of the situation, Lerner said she "did not feel comfortable answering."
  • Vin Scully asks: ‘What in the world is hashtag?’

    04/11/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Brown
    Vin Scully asks: ‘What in the world is hashtag?’ That's the question, isn't it? Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who makes everything sound better, especially baseball, also can make the word "hashtag" sound like some kind of illegal activity. He was curious about hashtagging, along with a new television channel called "Dog TV" that a satellite company is starting, so he worked both constructs into the broadcast of the Dodgers-San Diego Padres game Wednesday night. Naturally.
  • Red Cross Finds Detainee Abuse in Guantánamo

    11/29/2004 7:21:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 57 replies · 1,912+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/30/04 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 - The International Committee of the Red Cross has charged in confidential reports to the United States government that the American military has intentionally used psychological and sometimes physical coercion "tantamount to torture" on prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The finding that the handling of prisoners detained and interrogated at Guantánamo amounted to torture came after a visit by a Red Cross inspection team that spent most of last June in Guantánamo. The team of humanitarian workers, which included experienced medical personnel, also asserted that some doctors and other medical workers at Guantánamo were participating in planning...
  • More Afghan captives head for Cuba

    01/14/2002 1:59:26 AM PST · by Ada Coddington · 5 replies · 166+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/14/02 | unknown
    More Afghan captives head for Cuba Security at the base has been massively beefed up Another 30 Taleban and al-Qaeda prisoners have left Afghanistan by plane for Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, it is reported. The prisoners, who were shackled and had white caps covering their faces, boarded a C-17 transport plane at trhe US base in Kandahar, the Associated Press reports. Each prisoner was flanked by two US soldiers as they walked across the tarmac to the aircraft. Most lights at the US base were switched off and security was tight. The first group of 20 detainees arrived in Guantanamo ...
  • Taliban's detention

    01/23/2002 6:22:16 AM PST · by prometheus · 6 replies · 38+ views
    The Jarkarta Post ^ | January 23, 2001 | JOSEPH L. SPARTZ
      www.thejakartapost.com Print January 23, 2002   Taliban's detention The premature and hypocritical concern voiced by otherwise reputable international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International over detention conditions of Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba is not just utterly misplaced, but outright ridiculous. If given the choice, millions of destitute, hungry and freezing Afghan refugees would gladly change places with Taliban prisoners in their roofed, albeit open-air, wire cage accommodations with three square meals a day, medical attention, sanitary facilities, not to ...
  • Judge's 'doubts' over Cuba prisoner case

    01/22/2002 2:04:39 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 5+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/22/02
    An American judge has said he has "grave doubts" about whether he has the right to rule on the treatment of prisoners captured in Afghanistan and detained by the military in Cuba. A group of civil rights advocates is challenging the detention of 158 al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base, saying it violates international law and the United States constitution. But during a 20-minute hearing in Los Angeles, District Judge Howard Matz did not rule on a petition from the groups demanding that the US Government identify the men, disclose specific reasons for their detention and ...
  • Detainees or POWs?

    01/24/2002 11:40:25 AM PST · by stop_fascism · 22 replies · 204+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2002 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Detainees or POWs? Ancient distinctions. By Mackubin Thomas Owens is professor of strategy and force planning at the Naval War College in Newport. His views do no necessarily reflect those of any agency of the U.S. government. January 24, 2002 8:55 a.m. as President Bush's decision launch a "war against terrorism" in response to September 11 now hoisted the United States on its own petard? That would seem to be the case as international organizations and even officials of allied countries such as Great Britain have intensified criticism of the United States concerning its treatment of captured al Qaeda and ...
  • Small Business Owner Needs 401K Advice

    12/29/2010 7:16:46 AM PST · by NYACC1978 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 12/29/10 | Self
    Hello Freepers, I have been a lurker since the late 1990s. I think 1999 was the first year I started lurking here. I have enjoyed getting news on Free Republic for years and I have always thought the discussions about news articles were quite interesting. I have worked in various industries during my career. I worked as a computer programmer between 2002 and 2005. My second job out of college was called client services financial analyst. In 2007, I went back for my second master degree because I decided that it would be in my best interest to pursue accounting...
  • Bilbray and 51 Other Members of Congress Oppose Obama’s Postponement of E-Verify, Again

    06/12/2009 9:14:45 AM PDT · by IdahoPatriot · 10 replies · 641+ views
    U.S. House of Representatives Immigration Reform Caucus ^ | June 12, 2009 | Press Release Congressman Bilbray
    Washington, D.C.—Congressman Brian Bilbray, Chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, has recently sent President Barack Obama a letter, signed by 51 other members of Congress, regarding opposition to the Administration's postponement of the E-Verify program. In the letter, the members stated, "We oppose the Administration's decision to delay, for a third time, the requirement that federal contractors use E-Verify to confirm that new hires are eligible to work in the United States legally." "E-Verify is a successful and important program and is the key to the moderate position for immigration reform," said Congressman Bilbray....
  • IRC channel?

    10/03/2007 2:02:25 PM PDT · by rayvd · 5 replies · 371+ views
    It'd be nice to talk to and listen to discussion by other freepers any time of day.... I know there _used_ to be an IRC server (sorta), but is there something in place now? Or does anyone know of any right-leaning political-centric IRC channels out there on any of the big networks? If there's a void, perhaps I'll whip something up and we can start pushing its use here.
  • Goodfellow’s Bedfellows: Who’s in Bed with the Washington Post

    07/04/2006 1:02:34 PM PDT · by Fedora · 85 replies · 8,567+ views
    Original FReeper research | 07/04/2006 | Fedora
    Goodfellow’s BedfellowsWho’s in Bed with the Washington PostBy Fedora Introduction I. A Radical Education: Boston University and Cambridge-Goddard II. Vietnam Roots: Indochina Resource Center A. Luce at International Voluntary Services B. Luce and Cornell’s Hanoi for Lunch Bunch C. Luce’s Tiger Cages and the Indochina Mobile Education Project D. Luce and Branfman: The COLIFAM Connection E. Luce, Branfman, Winter Soldier, and Project Air War F. The Indochina Resource Center: Branfman, Luce, and Goodfellow G. The IRC and the Indochina Peace Campaign: The Hayden-Fonda Link III. Post-Vietnam Transition: Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy and Coalition for a New Foreign and...
  • Freeps realtime chat channel open

    04/05/2006 3:18:48 PM PDT · by xcamel · 19 replies · 474+ views
    On the net | Today | Xcamel
    IRC channel #freeps open for realtime on-line chat 24/7.Stop in and meet other freepers in a live [irc] chat. Romulus the bot will greet you on the way in. Most modern browsers support irc chat sessions, along with specific chat clients like PircH and mIRC for windows, and Xchat and Konversation for linux. Colloquy is availible for mac OSX. General instructions: log on to irc.freenode.net:8001 (in some cases, irc://irc.freenode.net will work) when the server gets done with it's messages, pick a nickname (your FR name) and type /nick [your FR name] then type /msg nickserv register to register your nickname...
  • Chat reminder

    03/26/2006 4:18:05 PM PST · by xcamel · 4 replies · 202+ views
    today | me
    Just a reminderThere is an open chat channel on irc.freenode.net:8001 for freepers called "freeps"Using any IRC or IM clinet*, log on to irc.freenode.net:8001 and /join channel #freeps.Romulus the Bot will greet you on the way in, so stop by and say hello!*mIRC for windows, xchat for linux recommended.
  • International Relations Center (for Reference)

    02/11/2006 8:26:22 PM PST · by Prost1 · 132+ views
    "The International Relations Center is working to make the U.S. a more responsible member of the global community by promoting progressive strategic dialogues that lead to new citizen-based agendas." http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/?sort=title_tagline Amererica's Program is topical with intelligent articles. http://americas.irc-online.org/ Excerpt from Right Web.. "Over the past three decades, an informal coalition of militarists, social conservatives, and ideologues has spun a web of power and influence--a network of policy institutes, think tanks, government entities, corporations, and political projects. In the mid-1990s the Project for the New American Century was established as a political project whose objective was to ensure that its own...
  • Israeli Emblem Approved by Red Cross/Red Crescent

    12/07/2005 8:16:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 805+ views
    192 Geneva representatives voted to approve Israel’s new “Red Crystal” symbol which will now officially join the Red Crescent and Red Cross as authorized International Red Cross symbols. After close to 60 years of refusal, the international body has voted to include Israel, despite last-minute efforts to thwart the move by Syria.
  • Revolt in the House Republican Conference

    09/28/2005 11:03:14 PM PDT · by rmlew · 7 replies · 300+ views
    NYC Right ^ | September 29, 2005 | me
    This morning, Representative Tom Delay was indicted in an alleged conspiracy to funnel soft money into Texas state legislature races. While the charge may be without merit and politically motivated, the initial damage was done. Almost immediately, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert announced that David Dreier, a socially moderate amnesty supporting California Congressman, would be Delay'’s temporary successor. Since Delay and others knew of the pending indictment, it is clear that the House leadership and White House anointed the smooth-talking Drier. The House Republican Conference was supposed to accept the nomination. However, members voiced their dissent at the conference...