Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,122
59%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: li

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • California murder suspect raises unprecedented $35M bail via friends

    04/06/2017 6:59:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-6-2017 | FoxNews
    A California woman accused of killing the father of her two children is expected to be released from jail Thursday after posting an unprecedented $35 million bail raised by wealthy friends, family and business associates with ties to China. Tiffany Li pleaded not guilty to murder and directing her boyfriend and another man to kill Keith Green and dispose of his body. Prosecutors say she feared losing custody of her children. -------------- Her family put up $4 million in cash and -- with the help of friends -- about $70 million in properties, Fox 2 reported, noting that the law...
  • The richest man in Asia is selling everything in China

    04/17/2014 7:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Sovereign Man ^ | 04/17/2014 | Simon Black
    Here’s a guy you want to bet on– Li Ka-Shing. Li is reportedly the richest person in Asia with a net worth well in excess of $30 billion, much of which he made being a shrewd property investor. Li Ka-Shing was investing in mainland China back in the early 90s, way back before it became the trendy thing to do. Now, Li wants out of China. All of it. Since August of last year, he’s dumped billions of dollars worth of his Chinese holdings. The latest is the $928 million sale of the Pacific Place shopping center in Beijing– this...
  • Farewell Inisfada

    12/11/2013 2:46:59 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 11, 2013 | George J. Marlin
    This month a 72,000-square-foot Tudor mansion, completed in 1920 and containing eighty-seven rooms and a magnificent chapel (in which many notable Catholic clerics, including Bishop Fulton Sheen and Francis Cardinal Spellman, celebrated Mass), is being demolished.Known as Inisfada – Gaelic for “Long Island” – the house is located in the Nassau County “Gold Coast” village of Manhasset and was the home of Nicholas and Genevieve Brady, America’s leading Catholic couple in the early decades of the twentieth century. The most prominent guest ever to visit Inisfada arrived in 1936: the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli – the...
  • New York man arrested on terrorism charges

    10/18/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:45 PM EDT, Fri October 18, 2013 | Julia Lull
    A Long Island man was arrested Friday after investigators say he attempted to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda and conspired with the terror group from the United States, according to an indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, also known as “Ali Zea,” was arrested at his home in Brentwood, New York, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice, the indictment says. …
  • Implosion: Police Testify Trayvon’s Father Originally Denied Son Was Screaming (Day 8 round-up)

    07/08/2013 4:15:11 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-8-2013 | Andrew Branca
    There were some big wins for the defense today, including several important rulings just before the Court recessed for the day. By far the biggest news, however, is the utter implosion of the State’s “scream” narrative into which they had invested the heart and soul of their theory of the case. There’s a reason that the State’s last witnesses before resting were Trayvon’s mother, Sabryna Fulton, and half-brother, Jaharvis Fulton, both of whom claimed that the screaming voice on the Jenna Lauer 911 recording was that of Trayvon Martin. [photo] Tracey Martin, Trayvon Martin’s fatherThe screamer, the State was essentially...
  • LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen...

    06/28/2013 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    NYPOST.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | By SELIM ALGAR
    "LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen to wage war on American forces" SNIPPET: "Justin Kaliebe, 18, of Bay Shore, was arrested by NYPD and federal agents at JFK Airport in January as he prepared to board a flight to Oman, according to a complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court today. He planned to travel by land to Yemen to sign up with al Qaeda, officials said."
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • Birmingham's Rashid Rauf linked to new US terror plot

    11/15/2009 8:10:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1,075+ views
    SUNDAY MERCURY.net ^ | Nov 15 2009 | by Ben Goldby, Sunday Mercury
    SNIPPET: "TERROR mastermind Rashid Rauf has been linked to a fresh Al Qaida plot to launch attacks on the US. The Birmingham-born extremist has been named by witnesses due to testify against Najibullah Zazi, who was arrested for plotting suicide bombings in New York. MI6 officers have linked the plot to a complex terror network said to be directed from Pakistan by Rauf and fellow jihadists. Zazi, 24, was identified through an intercepted communication, and was further implicated by US national Bryant Neal Vinas, who was captured in Pakistan last November. Vinas, 26, allegedly admits meeting Rauf and receiving training...
  • Three Chinese Nationals and Two Corporations Charged with Illegally Exporting Defense Articles...

    10/06/2009 7:30:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 1,035+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | October 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Three Chinese Nationals and Two Corporations Charged with Illegally Exporting Defense Articles and Commerce Controlled Electronics Components to China and Conspiring to Violate U.S. Export Laws BOSTON, MA—Three nationals of the People’s Republic of China and two corporations were charged on October 1, 2009 in federal court with conspiring over a period of 10 years to illegally export defense articles, designated on the United States Munitions List, and Commerce controlled electronics components to end-users in China, including several Chinese military entities. Acting United States Attorney Michael K. Loucks; John J. McKenna, Special Agent...
  • Bishop Murphy strongly corrects Catholic county official on same-sex 'marriage'

    06/23/2009 7:57:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 549+ views
    cna ^ | June 23, 2009
    Bishop William Murphy / Thomas R. Suozzi Rockville Centre, N.Y., Jun 23, 2009 / 04:16 am (CNA).- The about-face on homosexual “marriage” accomplished by Thomas Suozzi, a Catholic who serves as the executive of Nassau County, New York, has drawn a strong rebuke from Bishop William Murphy. In his statement, the bishop spoke of the real meaning and a purpose of marriage “that homosexual relationships cannot fulfill.”  Bishop William Murphy's response came in reaction to Suozzi’s announcement in The New York Times that he “now supports gay marriage.”  The Rockville Centre bishop reiterated Church teaching on the subject and...
  • Victim's family outraged Greyhound bus where man beheaded still on the road

    06/04/2009 12:47:07 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 73 replies · 2,251+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | June 4th, 2009 | Chinta Puxley
    Victim's family outraged Greyhound bus where man beheaded still on the road Published Thursday June 4th, 2009 Chinta Puxley, THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - The Greyhound bus in which Vince Li attacked and dismembered fellow passenger Tim McLean last summer should be taken off the road out of respect, the victim's mother said Thursday. Carol deDelley says there was little doubt Vince Li would remain in a mental hospital for now. But she says she worries about the coming years. A spokeswoman for Greyhound said the notorious bus is now used in another part of Canada. "After an extensive restoration...
  • Man who beheaded bus passenger should be kept locked up, board hears

    06/01/2009 10:24:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 21 replies · 1,532+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Canadian Press,
    The driver who witnessed a schizophrenic behead a fellow Greyhound bus passenger last summer has been gripped with panic attacks, while those who mourn the victim say they can’t sleep and have developed a deep sense that justice hasn’t been done, a review board heard Monday.
  • U.S. Will Pay $2.6 Million to Train Chinese Prostitutes to Drink Responsibly on the Job

    05/12/2009 4:31:38 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies · 2,282+ views
    CNSNews ^ | May 12, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) -- The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will pay $2.6 million in U.S. tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job. Dr. Xiaoming Li, the researcher conducting the program, is director of the Prevention Research Center at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. The grant, made last November, refers to prostitutes as "female sex workers"--or FSW--and their handlers as "gatekeepers." "Previous studies in Asia and Africa and our own data from FSWs [female sex workers] in China suggest that the social...
  • CLASSY LI COUNTRY CLUB SLASH AND BERNS (Madoff ripoff hits membership)

    04/14/2009 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies · 892+ views
    NY POST ^ | 4/14/09 | KIERAN CROWLEY and KAJA WHITEHOUSE BERNIE MADOFF
    EXCLUSIVE The North Shore Country Club lost a third of its members after many victims of swindler Madoff couldn't afford the $16,000-a-year fee....."One member was hysterical, she cleaned out her locker and left." The club had to lay off 20 part-timers and six full-timers and is struggling to survive with a staff of 40....membership dropped from 175 to 110. Some say the club may be sold but has fees and commitments from weddings and other revenue to get through 2009......."We're 95 years old. We were hoping to make it to 100"......one source told reporters.
  • WAITER DISRUPTS JEWISH WEDDING WITH ARABIC CHANT

    01/11/2009 12:59:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 124 replies · 3,818+ views
    NY Post ^ | 01/10/09 | LORENA MONGELLI and ERIN CALABRESE
    WAITER DISRUPTS JEWISH WEDDING WITH ARABIC CHANT By LORENA MONGELLI and ERIN CALABRESE January 10, 2009 -- Long Island waiter rebelling against his pastor father terrorized guests at a Jewish wedding reception, blasting a recording of a pro-Palestinian rally that included Arabic chants through the DJ's microphone, authorities said today. Stephen Buttafuoco, 23, was charged with a aggravated harassment as a hate crime for allegedly blaring "Allahu akbar," Arabic for "God is great" - scaring the over 700 wedding guests who were wrapping up the party at the Woodbury Jewish Center around 1 a.m. Jan. 4., Nassau cops said. Buttafuoco,...
  • Bill O'Reilly: "The traditions of Catholicism are important to me

    12/03/2008 12:21:33 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies · 931+ views
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | December 3, 2008 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    I'll admit up front: I'm not a fan of this guy. But I know many who are, and what Bill O'Reilly has to say here about his Catholic upbringing is pretty interesting. Take a look. This comes from Long Island's newspaper, Newsday: You know him as the eponymous commentator on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor." ("I'd appreciate it if you don't put any words in front of my name, like 'conservative,'" he says sternly.) Brooklyn-born, Levittown-raised Bill O'Reilly, 59, has written a new book, "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity" (Broadway Books, $26), titled after a description of him by...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Confirmations conferred in traditional Latin liturgy

    06/19/2008 1:49:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies · 197+ views
    LI Catholic ^ | June 18, 2008 | Pete Sheehan
    Rockville Centre — They were not yet born — nor had their parents probably met — when the new liturgy was introduced in the 1960s, but a dozen teens and pre-teens last Sunday were happy to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in a Latin ceremony. Bishop William Murphy conferred the sacrament last Sunday at St. Agnes Cathedral here for a group of children and one adult whose families regularly attend an approved Tridentine (traditional Latin) Mass offered each Sunday at St. Matthew’s Church in Dix Hills. Bishop Murphy administered the sacrament of confirmation in the traditional Latin rite during a...
  • Morton Blackwell Endorses Fred Thompson for President

    12/11/2007 12:49:22 PM PST · by MeanWestTexan · 22 replies · 918+ views
    Standard Newswire ^ | 12/11/2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    Virginia National Committeeman Supporting Thompson MCLEAN, Virginia, Dec. 11 /Standard Newswire/ -- Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced that conservative leader and Virginia Republican National Committeeman Morton Blackwell is endorsing Senator Thompson for President of the United States. "Of all the candidates who have a chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination, Fred Thompson is my choice," said Morton Blackwell. "Senator Thompson has the most conservative instincts on the public policy issues that are important to America." Morton Blackwell is well known in conservative circles as the Founder and President of the Leadership Institute, an educational foundation, which trains young...
  • Wealthy NY Couple Charged With Slavery

    05/23/2007 7:55:10 PM PDT · by Phlap · 52 replies · 4,138+ views
    Brietbart ^ | 05/23/2007 | FRANK ELTMAN
    A millionaire couple accused of keeping two Indonesian women as slaves in their luxurious Long Island home and abusing them for years have been indicted on federal slavery charges. The women, prosecutors said, were subjected to beatings, had scalding water thrown on them and were forced to repeatedly climb stairs as punishment for perceived misdeeds. In one case, prosecutors said, one of the women was forced to eat 25 hot chili peppers at one time. One of the women also told authorities they were forced to sleep on mats in the kitchen and were fed so little, they had to...