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  • Bennett: ‘Bad’ Iran deal increases need for military action (will Israel strike?)

    11/23/2013 9:03:36 PM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 23, 2013, 9:07 pm
    Economics minister and Jewish Home leader says Israel cannot ‘sit idly by’ while world allows Iran to be 6 weeks from the bomb Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said Saturday that a “bad deal” with Iran on curbing its nuclear program would “increase the need for Israeli [military] action.” “If there will be a deal which would allow Iran to have the ability to ‘break out’ and build a bomb within six weeks, we cannot sit idly by in this situation and we will examine all the options,” Bennett told Channel 2 Saturday evening.
  • Obama doesn't need Congress to intervene in Syria

    08/26/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    AFP ^ | August 26, 2013
    US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress -- a process which has begun, according to both sides. "The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these conversations in the days ahead," Kerry said Monday in a strongly-worded statement on Syria.
  • We Need to Restore the Spirit of Capitalism

    07/29/2013 5:07:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2013 | Star Parker
    President Barack Obama went to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., this week to rearticulate his vision for the American economy and to reassure the American people that, yes, he knows what he is doing. The president's prodigious political skills are always on display, even in the most challenging circumstances. He can take dismal reality and spin a positive and optimistic picture that will inspire his supporters. And no matter how many facts may contradict the claims of the president's vision, that vision never changes and there never seems a moment when he doubts he is right. The president reminded the...
  • Dave Says You Don't Need Babysitter for Your Money

    06/18/2013 10:43:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, My son has a $115,000 mortgage at 5.8 percent. He also has a home equity line of credit of $40,000 at 9 percent. Currently, he can get a 30-year loan at 3.5 percent, or a 15-year note at 2.75 percent. His take-home pay is between $70,000 and $80,000 a year, and these are his only debts. Should he combine the mortgages into one loan? Daniel Dear Daniel, First, I only recommend mortgages of 15 years or less. Now we’re looking at a 2.75 percent loan versus a 5.8 percent loan versus a 9 percent loan. I advise people...
  • CNN Examines Using ARs for Hog Hunting

    04/04/2013 5:55:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    Petersons ^ | March 26, 2013 | Eric Conn
    If you had to pick the single most controversial issue in America the past few months, the AR would no doubt be at the top of that list. And if you had to characterize the media’s position on the subject, it would without hesitation be unfavorable. Given those facts, it was surprising when CNN ran an exclusive online video on March 22 with a semi-positive focus on the use of ARs for hog hunting in agrarian Georgia. The segment ran on Anderson Cooper 360 and featured interviews with Jim Pritchard, a Georgia farmer, and Hal Shouse, owner operator of hogSWAT,...
  • ‘Need’ defined

    03/01/2013 6:42:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 28 February, 2013 | mcrow44
    The ‘need’ word has infected political rhetoric. President Obama recently suggested that we should eliminate certain tax loopholes because some taxpayers are doing just fine and they don’t need tax relief, i.e. the money. More troubling, he didn’t argue that the government had new and pressing obligations, requiring increased revenues, nor did he argue that the government’s need for the money was relatively greater than that of the taxpayers. He made the social justice argument. You should be allowed to keep the wealth that you need. The government identifies monetary need in a curious fashion. Current spending (consumption) is generally...
  • Why Does Anyone Need to Read About Celebrities? [Coulter]

    02/28/2013 7:43:57 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/27/2013 | Ann Coulter
    Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?" Phony conservative Joe Manchin, who won his U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia with an ad showing him shooting a gun, said, "I don't know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip." CNN's Don Lemon, who does not fit the usual profile of the avid hunter and outdoorsman, demanded, "Who needs an assault rifle to go hunting?"...
  • 'We need a President who loves America' (not to mention deep-fried food): Now Rick Perry takes

    08/16/2011 12:47:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/16/11 | Paul Bentley
    Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry hit the campaign trail this week, slamming Barack Obama by claiming the country needs a president who is 'in love with America'. After announcing his bid on Saturday, the 61-year-old Texas governor gave the country a taste of what's to come at the Iowa State Fair, signing autographs and scoffing on finger food while boldly declaring his love for the U.S.A. 'I think you want a president who is passionate about America--that’s in love with America,' Perry said during the visit on Monday. When he was asked by a journalist later
  • Hey Freepers? Need Help...

    03/21/2011 4:47:11 PM PDT · by Mayr Fortuna · 29 replies
    March 21, 2011 | Mayr Fortuna
    Resume for Mayr Sampaio Fortuna Neto Mayr Fortuna as mostly known, 58 years old Civil Engineer has been working in IT since 1973, and has been Programmer, Chief Programmers Team, Chief Programmers Pool, Systems Analyst, Project Leader, Chief Project Leader, Project Manager, IT Consultant to States Government and Federal Government in Brazil, Business Consultant and Business Man. During all this years has developed and implemented small and large scaled IT Proposals contemplating Hardware and Software with the proficient use of MS Project and Excel tools among others, also masters Relational and Non-Relational as Oracle, MS-SQL, MySql, Universe and QM Multi-Valued...
  • Why can't politicians pull it together?

    03/01/2011 10:49:05 AM PST · by garycsr55 · 6 replies
    3/1/2012 | garycsr55
    I feel the need to get a few things off my chest, even if nobody's listening, so here goes. 1. Collective bargaining has no place in the government sector. People who work at the taxpayer's pleasure are already very well compensated (usually, as always, there are exceptions). These folks generally have pensions, health insurance, vacations, full-time positions and JOB SECURITY. They also receive compensation commensurate with their duties. All unions are out there for (in modern times) is to line the pockets of corrupt union officials and corrupt politicos. 2. Why keep pushing for government funding of high speed rail?...
  • Wheelchairs delivered to kids in need

    08/26/2010 4:59:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Kimberly Johnson, USA
    BAGHDAD--“So much of what the Army is geared toward is targeting or improving the perception [of] or reinforcing the Government of Iraq to their people, but for a few hours, on behalf of the American people, we blessed the lives of … Iraqi kids.” An Iraq boy is fitted for a custom donated wheelchair, Aug. 11, 2010, by a team of volunteers with the United States Division – Center surgeon's office as these troops for the third time support Brad Blauser and his nonprofit organization, Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids, in distributing wheelchairs to Iraq’s children most in need. U.S. Army...
  • S.F. resident near death following Oakland attack, police say

    04/18/2010 5:19:03 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 44 replies · 2,205+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/18/10 | Harry Harris
    A 59-year-old San Francisco man is not expected to survive injuries suffered Friday afternoon when he was punched in the face by a man who had been part of an earlier assault on the victim's son, police said. Authorities said the victim, Tiansheng Yu, was on life support at a hospital Saturday. Yu was critically injured about 3:04 p.m. in the 1800 block of Telegraph Avenue just a few feet from the entrance to the Fox Theater. Police said that moments earlier, Yu and his 27-year-old son, whose name was not released, had parked their car in the 1700 block...
  • Gates, Mullen Address Need for Trainers in Afghanistan

    03/25/2010 5:23:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 163+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2010 – Though the number of trainers for Afghan security forces has increased significantly, the process is a work in progress and the American people must have patience, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also addressed the effects of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process and the progress of United Nations sanctions on Iran. The United States, NATO allies and international partners have added significant numbers of trainers for Afghan security forces, but more are needed, the secretary said. After Afghan units undergo...
  • Palin: 'Jews need a place to live'

    11/19/2009 8:49:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 131 replies · 3,913+ views
    Jerusalem ^ | 11/19/09 | JTA
    Former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin disagrees with the Obama administration's demand that Israel halt settlement construction, although her reason for that opinion is puzzling to some (or at the least demonstrates she's not familiar with the term "natural growth" that much of the debate has revolved around). Palin debates Biden in St.... She told Barbara Walters on ABC's Good Morning America this week that she disagrees with the White House because all the Jews moving to Israel need a place to live. "I disagree with the Obama administration on that," Palin told Walters. "I believe that the Jewish...
  • Rep. Cao to Steele: You Need Me

    11/09/2009 9:50:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,035+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/9/09 | Rick Klein
    Rickkleinblogpic ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: The decision by Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La., to vote for the Democrats’ health care bill last night would put him directly in the Republican Party’s firing line, under the standard enunciated by RNC Chairman Michael Steele last week. On ABCNews.com’s “Top Line” last week, Steele said of Republicans who support President Obama on health care or the stimulus bill: “So candidates who live in moderate to slightly liberal districts have got to walk a little bit carefully here, because you do not want to put yourself in a position where you’re crossing that line...
  • Need for federal insurance czar is questioned

    07/07/2009 9:18:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Google ^ | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's congressional allies want to create a powerful insurance commissioner to oversee medical plans nationwide. State regulators say it would duplicate what they do without better protecting consumers. Conservatives bemoan the big government mentality. The issue could flare as lawmakers push to meet an ambitious schedule for votes on health care legislation before their August vacation. Like the notion of a government insurance plan to compete with private companies, designating a single official appointed by the president to oversee the market goes to the heart of the federal role.
  • Obama: Unemployment to rise, need faster spending

    06/23/2009 3:16:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 867+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6/23/09
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid rising public impatience with an economy now under his watch, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said his administration needs to push money out faster to initiate a recovery and conceded that unemployment would rise above 10 percent. "People are going through a very tough time right now," Obama said at a White House news conference. "And I don't expect them to be satisfied." For the second time in a month, Obama voiced unease over the results of a $787 billion economic stimulus that he pressed Congress to pass as one of his first acts as president.
  • Banks May Need $1 Trillion After U.S. Tests, KBW Says

    04/23/2009 12:29:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 533+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/23/09 | staff
    * KBW analysis shows banks need to raise capital * Sees Bank of America needing more government help (Adds dateline, detail on government stress test) NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. banks including Bank of America Corp (BAC.N), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) may need to raise $1 trillion of capital, Keefe, Bruyette and Woods analysts said in a report on Thursday, after they stress tested the industry.
  • Mission District rally for immigrant rights

    02/26/2009 7:18:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies · 422+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 26, 2009 | Marisa Lagos
    Mission District rally for immigrant rights Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, February 26, 2009 Several hundred people packed a school auditorium in San Francisco's Mission District on Wednesday evening to decry the city's treatment of immigrants, making their case in front of a panel of city officials that included representatives from the Police Department, mayor's office, school board and Board of Supervisors. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/26/BANN165CUH.DTL&type=printable
  • Warrior Care: Giving Wounded What They Need, Deserve

    11/05/2008 3:30:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 186+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2008 – Navy Adm. Mike Mullen didn’t like the way wounded Vietnam veterans were treated when he first entered the service in 1968, and he is working to ensure that America’s wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan get the care and help they need and deserve. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a Pentagon Channel podcast interview yesterday that as one of the leaders of the U.S. military, he is passionate “about seeing to the needs of those who are wounded – who have sacrificed so much, whose lives have been changed so...
  • Defense Department Cites Urgent Need for Supplemental Funds

    02/05/2008 3:49:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 67+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2008 – It is imperative for Congress to quickly approve $102.5 billion in fiscal 2008 emergency supplemental funding earmarked to finance the global war on terrorism, a senior Defense Department official said here today. “We need that money as soon as possible so there is no disruption to our warfighting efforts and not a disruption to our soldiers’ lives, both in the field and their families at home,” Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters during a news conference. “It is imperative that we get that money as soon as possible,” Morrell reiterated. President Bush requested $189.4...
  • Why We Need Bigger Government

    10/06/2006 11:15:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 650+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 10/2/06 | Ray Haynes
    There is always a good excuse for big government. I thought I would spend some time to catalogue some of those excuses, just to put them down on the record. Whether it is on the floor of the Senate or Assembly, in budget or other committee hearings in the Legislature, these excuses pop up from time to time. In this era of term limits, it is rare for those in decision making positions to hang around long enough to hear these excuses repeated, so this article can act as a chronicle, since I have now heard many of these excuses...
  • All You Need Is Ubuntu (Says Bill Clinton)

    09/28/2006 1:44:07 PM PDT · by blam · 140 replies · 2,530+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-28-2006 | Sean Coughlan
    All you need is ubuntu You and me, me and you, lots and lots, for us to do By Sean Coughlan BBC News Magazine Bill Clinton told the Labour conference to get into ubuntu. Eh? Ubuntu. That was what Bill Clinton told the Labour party conference it needed to remember this week. "Society is important because of Ubuntu." But what is it? Left-leaning sudoku? U2's latest album? Fish-friendly sushi? No, it's a word describing an African worldview, which translates as "I am because you are," and which means that individuals need other people to be fulfilled. The former president, husky-voiced...
  • Congress looks to step in - Congress letter expresses need for review of agents' case

    09/14/2006 9:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 392+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/14/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Sentencing should be delayed for two Border Patrol agents facing 20 years apiece in jail for shooting a drug smuggler and violating his civil rights, 22 congressmen told the Department of Justice Wednesday. In an official letter, the congressmen asked U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to postpone sentencing and review the case against Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. "Due to significant concerns over the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of agents Ramos and Compean, the House Judiciary Committee has already recognized the need for a thorough review of this case by calling for congressional hearings and an...
  • Why Do Men Need War? It's Male Bonding?

    09/08/2006 8:08:32 PM PDT · by blam · 81 replies · 1,041+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-9-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Why do men need war? It's male bonding Reports by Roger Highfield and Nic Fleming (Filed: 09/09/2006) Men need threats, rivalry and war for them to work together the most effectively, according to a study of the "male warrior effect". The issue of why men start wars has been investigated in a series of experiments by Prof Mark van Vugt of the University of Kent. They reveal that conflict is part of male bonding. "We all know that males are more aggressive than females but with that aggression comes a lot of co-operation," Prof van Vugt said yesterday. While male...
  • URGENT, URGENT: We Need Your Help Right Now!

    08/15/2006 11:32:22 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 1,869+ views
    email | 8 15 06 | Shane Cory
    Dear friend: Do you want to see a Libertarian in Congress? Of course you do. And thanks to Tom DeLay, the Libertarian Party may have its best chance ever. A surprise opportunity has offered itself recently, and we need to exploit it. A federal judge has ruled that Tom DeLay’s name can not be replaced on November’s ballot with another Republican politician. Late last week, DeLay announced that he will withdraw his name, leaving only two candidates on the ballot: a liberal Democratic former congressman, and Libertarian Bob Smither. Bob is well known by the voters and media in this...
  • CA: Power plant construction lags projected 2008 need

    07/26/2006 10:26:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 519+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/26/06 | Sarah Jane Tribble
    California has approved 18 power plants to be built in the next few years, but only two are under construction and will cover only half of the expected growth in peak energy demand state officials are predicting by 2008. Five years after the state's power crisis, anxiety over insufficient supply stems from a more cautious power market in which generators want to be sure they can sell the energy they produce before spending billions on new plants. Energy experts warned that the record-setting heat wave alone should not spur a power plant boom. The two plants being built will add...
  • No Need For Witch Doctors - I'm Staying, Says Mugabe

    07/16/2006 5:20:58 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 331+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-17-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    No need for witch doctors - I'm staying, says Mugabe By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 17/07/2006) President Robert Mugabe has ridiculed followers for consulting witch doctors to choose his successor, dismissing the suggestion that he is going to step down. Robert Mugabe:cheers and laughter from the crowd Shaking his fist, Mr Mugabe, 82, told Zanu PF leaders and party elders at a weekend "consultative" rally in the country's capital, Harare, that they should not rely on witchcraft to choose Zimbabwe's next president. Mr Mugabe, who drew cheers and laughter from the crowd, told them: "The things we hear about...
  • Army, Marines Need Funds to Fix Worn Equipment, Generals Say

    06/28/2006 10:47:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 301+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2006 – To successfully prosecute the war against terrorism, the U.S. military needs additional funds to maintain its equipment, the Army chief of staff told Congress yesterday. "To prevail in the long struggle we are now engaged, we must maintain our readiness by resetting those who have deployed through a disciplined, orderly reconstitution of combat power," Army Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker said before the House Armed Services Committee. "Our soldiers' effectiveness depends upon a national commitment to recruit, train, equip and support them properly." Equipment "reset" actions include repair and replacement of worn hardware. "In simplest terms,...
  • Pace: World Recognizes Terrorist Threat, Need for Cooperation

    06/05/2006 5:05:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 252+ views
    NEW DELHI , June 5, 2006 – Talks at a weekend security summit in Singapore moved beyond questioning if terrorism is a threat to discussing how to counter it - a sign that nations are ready to work together, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Marine Gen. Peter Pace said at a news conference that he was struck by how nations have progressed in coming to terms with the terrorism issue. Gone appear to be the days when people debated whether terrorism is a threat, Pace told reporters during his visit here to discuss U.S.-Indo...
  • Need help finding old FR thread on Kelo...

    04/02/2006 6:22:42 PM PDT · by MAEsser · 13 replies · 565+ views
    Hate to bug you all, but hopefully I can get some help from a Mod or Admin or someone else. I'm writing a paper about the Kelo case and am trying to capture the essence of the conservative reaction. I wanted to include a reference to the thread that was started when the decision was released. Unfortunately, it would seem as though the thread only exists in the barest of senses. The thread I'm referring to is here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1428902/replies?c=1The only way I was able to find it was through a google search. Has the thread been pulled? Am I looking...
  • Attorney General: Indictments Emphasize Need for Vigilance

    02/21/2006 4:05:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 300+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 21, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2006 – The U.S. attorney general called today's indictment of three Ohio men who conspired to kill U.S. citizens overseas, particularly military forces in Iraq, another indication that the United States must remain vigilant in fighting terrorism. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced indictments against three men he said were part of a terrorist conspiracy that has operated in Toledo, Ohio, over the past year. Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum were indicted in the U.S. District Court in Ohio. The three were charged with "conspiracy to commit terrorist acts against persons or individuals overseas...
  • Married to the Military: Spouses Need Own Identity

    01/19/2006 10:19:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 440+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2006 – Military life is full of ups and downs. But for it to be a more positive experience, military spouses have to know themselves, Amberlynde Graham said. Graham has been a married nearly six years to a Navy fire controlman - he operates, maintains and repairs weapons systems' control mechanisms. In that time, the couple and their four children -- the youngest is now 22 months old -- have had six changes of station in five states and gone through two deployments. They are currently stationed in San Diego. Through the moves and separations, her enthusiasm...
  • CA: The need for more judges is cited - State chief justice also backs raises

    12/26/2005 10:24:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 196+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/26/05 | Greg Moran
    When Laura J. Birkmeyer was officially sworn into office as a Superior Court Judge on Wednesday, she filled the last opening on the local bench. But if state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George gets his ambitious legislative agenda through in the coming year, there could be more slots to fill in San Diego and other state courts. George, the head of the state's judicial branch, is aiming to add more judges to the state courts and increase their pay. There are now 128 state judges in San Diego County, each paid $149,160 per year. He also wants to change...
  • Christmas Shoes Video

    12/14/2005 7:41:34 PM PST · by Nomorjer Kinov · 11 replies · 5,767+ views
    CBS ^ | 2001 | Newsong
    This is a link to the video "Christmas Shoes"
  • Iraqi Security Forces Steadily Improving, But Still Need Support

    11/29/2005 4:29:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 341+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 29, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2005 – U.S. and coalition initiatives to create well-trained and -equipped Iraqi security forces are paying off, with Iraqis taking on more of the fight, a U.S. Central Command general said Nov. 28 at the Heritage Foundation here. "Iraqi security forces are fighting hard. They're fighting well. They are not cracking under pressure, as you see in some armies, and they are making a tremendous contribution," Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, CENTCOM's deputy director of plans and strategy, told the audience. Kimmitt, who divides his time between Iraq and CENTCOM's Tampa headquarters, said Iraq's security forces, which now...
  • City officials grilled on recovery process (Nagin, New Orleans need to move faster)

    10/26/2005 5:22:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 636+ views
    NOLA ^ | 10/26/05 | Bruce Eggler
    City officials grilled on recovery process Wednesday, October 26, 2005 By Bruce Eggler Staff writer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin takes a bite of a beignet (pastry) during the re-opening of the 153-year old Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 2005. Wednesday is the first day of business for the New Orleans landmark since it was closed down due to Hurricane Katrina. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Members of a state legislative committee pressed New Orleans officials Tuesday for answers to a long list of questions about the status of post-Katrina recovery efforts and plans for...
  • CA: Hurricane damage points up need for more refineries for new ones

    10/02/2005 8:27:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 584+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/2/05 | David R. Baker
    As oil companies struggle to repair their battered Gulf Coast refineries, President Bush and his congressional allies want to make it easier to build new ones. Legislation introduced last week would ease environmental restrictions on gasoline refineries and speed up the process for securing government permits to build them. Congressional Republicans, who introduced the measure, say the need couldn't be more obvious. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita briefly knocked out more than a quarter of the nation's refining capacity, sending gasoline prices to record highs. Some Gulf Coast refineries flooded by the storms could take months to repair. And the nation's...
  • Bush: Americans Need to Know About Gains in Iraq

    09/28/2005 4:45:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 59 replies · 930+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2005 – Iraqi security forces are increasing in size and capability, and American forces are constantly adapting their tactics to fight the ever-changing tactics of terrorists in Iraq, President Bush said here today. After being briefed by Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Army Gen. George Casey, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, Bush spoke about the war on terror and emphasized the importance of a congressional briefing Abizaid and Casey are scheduled to give today. "The support of Congress for our troops and our mission is important, and Americans need to know about...
  • Bush: Troops Need Support Despite Political Debate

    08/31/2005 7:30:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 228+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2005 – Debate about policy decisions and his approval rating as president are not reflections on the value of the service military members are providing every day, President Bush said in San Diego, Calif., Aug. 30. After speaking at a ceremony commemorating the Allied victory over Japan 60 years ago, the president and first lady Laura Bush sat down to an interview with the Pentagon Channel and discussed the importance of support for the troops, regardless of what people may think of his politics. "There's a difference between whether or not people support the decisions I have...
  • Noses Didn't Need Cold To Evolve (Neanderthal)

    05/05/2005 8:54:08 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 707+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 5-5-2005 | Bruce Bower
    Noses didn't need cold to evolve Bruce Bower From Milwaukee, at a joint meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society and American Association of Physical Anthropologists Fossil evidence that Neandertals possessed exceptionally large, broad noses has often been explained as an evolutionary response to life in cold, dry locales. An expansive schnoz might have warmed incoming cold air or expelled body heat during hunting and other strenuous activities. However, new data indicate that climate played no role in shaping the Neandertal nose. Marc R. Meyer of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his coworkers found similarly sized nasal passages in a...
  • EU to Bush: You Need us to Solve World Problems

    11/05/2004 7:15:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 1,300+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/5/04 | Paul Taylor - Reuters
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union (news - web sites) urged re-elected President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday to make a fresh start in transatlantic cooperation, but internal EU differences over ties with Washington refused to die down. "The EU and its member states look forward to working very closely with President Bush and his new administration to combine efforts, including in multilateral institutions, to promote the rule of law and create a just, democratic and secure world," the 25 EU leaders said in a joint statement. But the future of relations with the United States prompted a...
  • Liberal media bias: here's the proof

    10/22/2004 1:16:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 3,273+ views
    townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2004 | Paul Greenberg
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | MEETUP | C-LOG | ISSUES townhall.comPrinter-friendly versionLiberal media bias: here's the proofPaul Greenberg (back to web version) | Send October 22, 2004Folks know what Liberal Media Bias is. Even those who deny it have to know what the rest of us are talking about. Anybody can read it between the lines, see it on CBS (also ABC and NBC), hear it on NPR, and almost feel it, it's so thick at times. Like an oil slick over the news, L.M.B. permeates American journalism's elite.But defining Liberal Media Bias isn't easy. Because...
  • Navy doesn’t need much motivation (Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy too big for jet - deputy improvises)

    09/29/2004 6:56:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1,634+ views
    The Telegraph Online ^ | 9/29/04 | MARK SCHLABACH
    Navy doesn’t need much motivation By MARK SCHLABACH Published: Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2004 A few minutes after Navy beat Army last December, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk had an order for Capt. Greg Cooper, the academy’s deputy director of athletics. “Go get the trophy,” Gladchuk told him. Two days later, Cooper flew to the Air Force Academy, where he gladly accepted the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy from the Falcons. But later that day, when Cooper arrived at Colorado Springs, Colo., Airport with the trophy delicately packed in its metal box, airline officials told him they couldn’t fit the box through the boarding door...
  • CA: State official (Donna Arduin) cites need for new revenue

    09/09/2004 5:21:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 329+ views
    Contra Costa Times via Yahoo! ^ | 9/9/04 | Rick Jurgens - CoCo Times
    LOS ANGELES - Cleaning up the budget mess in state government will require additional measures to boost revenue as well as economic growth, a key Schwarzenegger administration official said Wednesday. "We can't grow our way out of" the so-called structural deficit, Donna Arduin, director of the state Finance Department, told an audience of about 250 gathered for the release of the influential quarterly economic forecast from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. In a rare acknowledgment of the intractability of the state's budget problems, Arduin said that the administration must find "ways to continue to grow revenue."
  • CA: Not Legal but Need a License? No Sweat

    09/05/2004 9:06:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 637+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/5/04 | Steve Lopez
    You don't have to find the people selling fake documents on the street near MacArthur Park. They find you. Green cards, Social Security cards, birth certificates. You name it, they can print it. It's an open-air bazaar in the City of Angels, where the underground economy sizzles and salesmen known as micaderos spot you from half a block away. I slowed down at a corner and two men approached my car, asking what I needed. I am a California-born gringo of European descent, and so I had to come up with something to make them think I wasn't an undercover...
  • CA: Where's a good recall when you need one?

    08/29/2004 9:08:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 375+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/29/04 | Steven Greenhut
    Just as there are times that restore one's faith in human nature, there also are times that make one so sickened that it's hard to know what to say. Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting fits into the latter category - an event so revolting I only wish that all Orange County voters had been there to see and hear it with me. I don't wish ill stomachs on my readers. But had every Orange Countian attended the meeting, everyone would know exactly how the county is run. They would have watched three supervisors - Chairman Tom Wilson, Bill Campbell and...
  • Adopt A Soldier (need greater than ever)

    08/11/2004 8:22:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 2,355+ views
    soldiersangeles.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2004 | self
    This request was made earlier, but it bears posting again. The soldiers and their families need our support. While listening to Lucianne Goldberg on the Laura Ingraham show, a caller requested help for the soldiers again. She specifically mentioned this site. During the call, she said that soldiers that are injured during duty number over 10,000. Also, she said that a number of the families who travel to medical facilities to be with their loved ones are forced to sleep in their cars as they cannot afford lodging anywhere else. Sounded like this site and the post was worth a...
  • A screed on need and greed

    07/22/2004 6:04:29 PM PDT · by oldtimer2 · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | July 22 2004 | Gary M Galles
    This demolishes the Dems claim of fairness and explains their "COMPASSION"
  • A Screed On Need and Greed

    07/22/2004 5:41:45 PM PDT · by oldtimer2 · 2 replies · 206+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Instute ^ | July 22, 2004 | Gary M Galles
    Thursday, July 22, 2004 A Screed on Need and Greed By Gary Galles [Posted July 22, 2004] For two years, we have been innudated with denunciations of "corporate greed" that has supposedly created scandal and led to prosecutions of CEOs. The greed of the fatcats is nicely contrasted with the "need" of the middle class and the poor. And so with these two little words we recreate a Marxian-style drama of class conflict based on human motivation. These two words should be treated with care. Not only do they lack clear meanings, but they have been systematically abused to trigger the...