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  • 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...
  • Volunteers to transcribe scanner feed to IRC requested

    09/03/2005 7:25:54 PM PDT · by OHelix · 205+ views
    The people who have been transcribing the radio traffic at #interdictor-scanner are needing some relief. They need people who can type (>50wpm), who have an IRC client. If you are able and willing, please go to #nola-intel-help at irc.freenode.net.
  • Repeal Section 933 of the Internal Revenue Code

    08/05/2005 7:37:40 AM PDT · by cll · 3 replies · 410+ views
    Free Repuclic | 8/05/2005 | CLl
    Although I favor the abolishment of the IRS altogether, and that the IRC should be substituted by a flat tax or a national sales tax to fund our national defense and what should be the very limited functions of the federal government, while the IRS is still on the books, the tax base should be on a level basis for all U.S. Citizens. The U.S. Citizens of the Territory/Possession/Commonwealth/State (take your pick) of Puerto Rico already pay most federal taxes, such as Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment and income tax on non-Puerto Rico income. In 1952 the people of Puerto Rico...
  • New Chat Option

    07/21/2005 2:23:32 PM PDT · by xcamel · 5 replies · 273+ views
    none | Today | Me
    For those who may like a "live chat" now and then, there is an IRC (internet relay chat) channel up on irc.freenode.net:6667 called #freepers.It's not part of free republic, nor owned or operated by anyone associated with free republic. It's just a place for freepers to "chat live" with each other.Some IM clients for windows can do IRC, as well as mIRC (stand alone client for windows), along with many IRC clients for Linux and Mac. (google "IRC" and "clients" to get more info on IRC and how it works)See you there!server: irc.freenode.net:6667, and /join #freepers
  • Tehran's Terror Master

    05/26/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Clark · 37 replies · 2,275+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 5/26/2005 | Patrick Devenny
    Early on the morning of March 16th, 1984, William Buckley left for work at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Officially, Mr. Buckley, a decorated veteran of the Special Forces, served as the political officer at the embassy. In reality, however, Mr. Buckley was the embassy’s CIA station chief. On his way to the compound, Buckley’s car was stopped by a group of masked men, who forced him from his car at gunpoint. His assailants would later be identified as terrorists from the group Islamic Jihad, which served as an alias for the real perpetrators, Hezbollah. The circumstances surrounding the...
  • MySQL Malware Just Wants To Chat

    01/27/2005 7:08:11 PM PST · by Eagle9 · 9 replies · 448+ views
    TechWeb - Linux Pipeline ^ | January 27, 2005 | Linux Pipeline Staff
    Security experts are tracking a new malware variant, targeting the MySQL open-source database, which has likely infected thousands of Windows systems. According to a report posted on the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center site by SANS chief technology office Johannes Ullrich, the attacking code is a variant of an existing strain of nework "bot" known as "Wootbot." This variant is especially notable, said experts, since it is one of the first to target MySQL. As with similar types of malware, the bot runs in the background, allowing MySQL to run normally while it contacts a remote Internet Relay Chat (IRC)...
  • CIA funds chatroom surveillance

    11/28/2004 8:48:51 PM PST · by Prime Choice · 86 replies · 1,564+ views
    c|Net / ZDnet ^ | 11/25/2004 | Declan McCullough
    A university in New York has been funded to keep tabs on IRC conversations with money channelled through the National Science Foundation by the CIA, documents have revealed. The CIA is quietly funding federal research into surveillance of Internet chatrooms as part of an effort to identify possible terrorists, newly released documents reveal. In April 2003, the CIA agreed to fund a series of research projects that the documents indicate were intended to create "new capabilities to combat terrorism through advanced technology". One of those projects is research at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., devoted to automated monitoring...
  • IRC Channel Open (Vanity)

    11/02/2004 11:12:38 AM PST · by cartan · 11 replies · 235+ views
    cartan
    In case anyone else feels like hanging out on IRC tonight, fire up mIRC, connect to an EFnet server and type /join #freepers Liberals will be banned, of course. I hope this vanity is ok on General/Chat...
  • Affair muddied probe of drug suspect (IRS Run Amok Again)

    09/27/2004 1:10:43 AM PDT · by ApesForEvolution · 9 replies · 1,637+ views
    Minneapolis (RED)Star Tribune - Startribune.com ^ | September 26, 2004 | Paul Mcenroe and Tony Kennedy
    For more than a decade, federal authorities painstakingly built a criminal case against the man they suspected of being the main drug supplier to the Hell's Angels of Minnesota. After spending untold hours on surveillance, cultivating informants inside the outlaw motorcycle gang, digging through garbage for clues and unraveling cryptic financial transactions, prosecutors this summer prepared to take the case to trial. Then, on the brink of proceedings in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, veteran IRS special agent Jim Shoup came forth with a stunning confession: He was tangled in a romance with the wife of the alleged drug...
  • U.S. aircraft attack Fallujah (AC130 deployed)

    04/09/2004 8:33:32 PM PDT · by Clive · 114 replies · 1,429+ views
    Fallujah, Iraq - A U.S. AC-130 gunship raked Iraqi insurgents Friday night after hundreds of women and children fled the besieged city Fallujah during a U.S.-declared pause in the marine offensive. On the anniversary of the fall of captive Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's regime, Baghdad and parts of central Iraq were chaotic. At a square in the capital where Saddam's statue was toppled a year ago, soldiers took down a new icon: pictures of the radical Shiite Muslim cleric whose followers have risen up against coalition forces in the south. Gunmen running rampant on Baghdad's western edge attacked a fuel...
  • Programs: 'Spyware' Can Shatter Privacy, Trust

    10/05/2003 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 3 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2003 | Gene Emery
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Reuters) - Her name is Susie. Her profile on Yahoo says she's a student in Australia, "single and looking." The problem is what she's looking for. If her profile is to be believed, Susie is just 13, yet she has been found freely surfing "adult" Yahoo chat rooms where, in some cases, the topics are often too twisted to list in a family publication.I worry about kids like her. I'll bet her parents don't know what she's up to.Keeping an eye on children as they surf the Internet has always been a challenge. Savvy kids know how to...
  • How Saddam Got Weapons of Mass Destruction

    09/30/2002 10:50:36 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 690+ views
    Insight Magazine via WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | By Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Recent intelligence information revealing dramatic progress in Iraq's nuclear- weapons program has given a new urgency to U.S. and British efforts to build international support for war with Iraq, according to Iraqi opposition leaders interviewed by Insight in London. The information, from recent defectors and other sources working with the broad-based Iraqi National Congress (INC), indicates that Baghdad has made "a recent breakthrough" in production of the fissile material needed to produce the bomb. It was buttressed on Sept. 24 when the British government released an "unprecedented" white paper based in part on classified intelligence information on Iraq's weapons of...
  • Push for humanitarian aid to Palestinians ignores terror links

    04/29/2002 4:40:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 29, 2002 | Jonathan Tobin
    In the past weeks, Palestinian Arab towns and cities were the scenes of intense combat as Israeli forces fought to track down terrorists and destroy their hideouts and bomb factories. The vast stores of armaments, explosives and paraphernalia of suicide bombers, as well as the presence of the terrorists themselves, show that Israel was entirely justified in attacking these sources of terror. But in the aftermath of the fighting, the devastation of war has left many of the inhabitants of these places destitute and homeless. For those who think that Israel has no right to defend itself against terrorism, any...