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  • Judges Reject Orange County's Claim That Social Workers Didn't Know Lying In Court Was Wrong

    01/17/2017 7:30:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 45 replies ^ | 1-6-2017 | R. SCOTT MOXLEY
    Using taxpayer funds, government officials in Orange County have spent the last 16 years arguing the most absurd legal proposition in the entire nation: How could social workers have known it was wrong to lie, falsify records and hide exculpatory evidence in 2000 so that a judge would forcibly take two young daughters from their mother for six-and-a-half years? From the you-can't-make-up-this-crap file, county officials are paying Lynberg & Watkins, a private Southern California law firm specializing in defending cops in excessive force lawsuits, untold sums to claim the social workers couldn't have "clearly" known that dishonesty wasn't acceptable in...
  • Muhammad and Terror

    06/16/2016 9:23:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 16, 2016 | F. W. Burleigh
    What is the difference between a Muslim who applies henna to his beard and a Muslim who beheads someone for rejecting Islam? Answer: There is no difference. Both are following the example of the behavior of Muhammad -- his sunna. This is an important word, because it is where the Sunnis take their name. The Sunnis, who make up 90 percent of all Muslims, are the followers of the ways of Muhammad, his behavior in all areas of his life. The Shias also follow the ways of Muhammad, as do Muslims from every minor sect. The imitation of Muhammad could...
  • Retro rehab: A new version of Watson’s is set to open Monday

    03/21/2016 3:17:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 21, 2016 | Brooke E. Seipel
    ORANGE – Jim Reeves grew up eating burgers at Watson’s. The 57-year-old, who says his family moved to Orange in 1893 “in a covered wagon ... before Watson’s opened,” says his parents also ate at Watson’s. So did his grandparents. Watson’s, which opened in 1899 as the drugstore in downtown Orange, is one of the county’s oldest businesses. It’s where Tom Hanks filmed part of “That Thing You Do!” It’s also where George W. Bush once stopped in for a malt. In Orange, Watson’s is an icon. Now, that icon and the town around it are about to change. A...
  • Free Republic is under a Malware Siege!

    10/27/2015 4:49:01 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 174 replies
    The full-page bright orange Google Malware Warnings can occur when posting to ANY thread. It appears leftists are trying to discredit Free Republic, and to scare off all users. It does it on THIS thread, too! Free Republic is under SIEGE!
  • Free Republic Malware Alerts

    10/27/2015 2:23:14 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 54 replies
    Do you all get full-page orange MALWARE ALERTS from Google when you try to post on the Free Republic? Could it be an attempt to strangle FR?
  • New Poll: Boehner Under Water With GOP Voters

    08/13/2015 3:47:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 8/12/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Rank-and-file GOP House members are now confronted with an important question: do they want to head into a presidential election with a leader who is unpopular with their own voters and hated by Independents? Gallup released a poll today showing that just 23% of Americans view Speaker John Boehner favorably. A clear majority have an unfavorable view of him. What is more revealing is that Boehner is under water in terms of approval with his own party. Just 37% of Republicans have a favorable view of the Speaker, while 42% view him unfavorably. His numbers are atrocious among Independents –...
  • Police in Northern Ireland investigating ‘Catholics will be crucified’ threat

    07/11/2015 9:46:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 10, 2015 01:00 AM | Casey Egan
    Police in Belfast are investigating a photo posted to social media on Monday in which a group of masked men yielding baseball bats, axes and stakes stand before a wall of graffiti that threatens to crucify Catholics. “Taigs will be crucified,” the shocking message reads, using a derogatory term for Irish Catholics. The letters “VTOT” are written below, with a cross. They are believed to stand for “Village Team on Tour,” the name of a loyalist gang in South Belfast. The graffiti was discovered on Monday, when the photo was first shared on social media. It has been widely viewed...
  • Man seriously wounded, 2 officers injured in police shooting

    06/20/2015 6:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man armed with a knife was shot and seriously wounded by two police officers after he lunged at one of the officers. The two officers also suffered undisclosed injuries in the confrontation, which occurred Saturday morning in Orange....
  • Israeli mobile carrier mulls dumping Orange brand, suing after CEO backs boycott

    06/04/2015 11:46:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    The French government owns 25% of Partner and it is under pressure to pull out of its Israeli activities because Partner operates in the West Bank. Israeli mobile carrier Partner Communications Ltd. is considering ending its agreement with French telecom giant Orange after Orange CEO Stephane Richard said Wednesday that his company wished to distance itself from its role in facilitating Israel’s rule over the Palestinian territories. The Israeli company is also considering additional steps such as suing Richard for damages for his boycott comments. Speaking at a press conference in Cairo, Richard told journalists, “Our intention is to withdraw...
  • After CEO's Anti-Semitism, Orange 'Dumps' Israel

    06/04/2015 9:00:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 6/4/15 | Nitsan Keidar, Ari Yashar
    The French cell phone company Orange announced on Thursday afternoon that it has decided to halt its operations in Israel and end its partnership with the Israeli company Partner, which franchises Orange's name in Israel. The dramatic move comes as Israel is launching a political campaign in response to the insulting comments made Wednesday by Stephane Richard, CEO of Orange, in which he said he wished he could "dump" Israel "tomorrow," which he in fact did. "Orange doesn't want to continue to hold its brand name in countries in which it isn't the direct provider. Therefore, Orange is interested in...
  • Orange CEO: I Wish We Could 'Dump' Israel (Fench Cell co.)

    06/03/2015 2:20:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 6/3/15 | Moshe Cohen
    If he could, Stephane Richard, the CEO of French mobile company Orange said Wednesday, he would “tomorrow” end his company's association with its Israeli partner. “We want to terminate this and to fix this, we don’t want it,” Richard said at a press conference in Cairo. “In the existing contract, it gives us the option to terminate this without exposing this to a huge financial risk. If you were the CEO of this company you would act the same.” In Israel, Orange is represented by Partner Communications, and Israeli-Chinese owned concern that franchises the name Orange. The Israeli company is...
  • Teacher suspended after her 3rd-graders send 'get well' wishes to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/11/2015 2:15:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 10, 2015 | Fox News
    ORANGE, N.J. – A teacher in New Jersey who assigned her third-grade class to write "get well" letters to a sick inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer was suspended Friday, the school superintendent said. Orange School Superintendent Ronald Lee said in a statement that school administrators "vehemently deny" any knowledge of Marilyn Zuniga's assignment. Preliminary inquiries found that Zuniga did not seek approval from administrators nor were parents notified, Lee said. The letters were delivered to Mumia Abu-Jamal in prison following his hospitalization last month for what his family said was treatment for complications from diabetes. The former...
  • Only Charlie Crist Can Go to Communist Cuba

    05/22/2014 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 11 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 5/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Only Charlie Crist Can Go to Communist Cuba Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 22, 2014 In The Point Charlie Crist has been a Republican, an Independent and a Democrat, switching parties after every defeat. If he loses this time, he might be thinking of going Communist. He’s not quite red, but orange might be close enough. Now Crist is going to Cuba. After originally playing anti-Communist and anti-Castro, Crist is throwing out yet another plank of his platform now that he’s a Democrat. Now Crist is all about the Communism. “I understand that it’s important not to go to...
  • US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

    04/18/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | April 17, 2014 | Juliette Michel
    A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The culprit? The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, which causes fruit to taste bitter and fall from trees too soon.
  • Lawyer brilliantly bites township trying to shut his client's site

    06/20/2013 8:45:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    CNet ^ | 6/19/13 | Chris Matyszczyk
    The temptation to bully can be too great to resist.If you don't like something or the someone who's done that something, you want to squish them -- if you're bigger than they are, that is.One method often used is to get a fancy lawyer to write a cease-and-desist letter, designed to stop the recipient from breathing.The township of West Orange, N.J., decided that Jake Freivald was a nail for its hammer. He had exercised sufficient temerity to operate a Web site called It's not a fancy site. And it certainly doesn't purport to have any affiliation with the township....

    03/17/2013 5:54:11 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 29 replies
    self ^ | 3/17/2013 | RaceBannon
    It's a FINE DAY for the Wearin' of the ORANGE!
  • Belfast's Flag Riots Are Setting It On Fire Again

    01/15/2013 6:04:25 AM PST · by Abiotic · 4 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | 15/1/2013 | Matthew Francey
    Being born and raised in Belfast, I’m used to hearing about terrorists, bombs and shootings on the local news, but I can honestly say that despite all that, I considered my hometown a pretty safe place to grow up. I moved to London a year ago, and while Northern Ireland is by no means front-page news here, I couldn’t help but notice that for the past month rioting in Belfast has been featured in almost every news bulletin. The rioting began when Belfast City Council voted to end the continuous flying of the Union Flag from City Hall and hasn’t...
  • Police Hunt for Men Dressed as Oompa-Loompas After Attack on 28-Year-Old as He Left Kebab House

    12/31/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Police hunt for men dressed as Oompa-Loompas after attack on 28-year-old as he left kebab house • Man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes • Police are now hunting the two men dressed as the fictional factory workers Two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being hunted by police after they allegedly attacked a man on a night out. The pair - who had painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops like the characters in the 1971...
  • The Orange County Register will send 70 reporters to the Angels opener

    04/06/2012 6:07:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12 | Kevin Kaduk
    The Orange County Register will send 70 reporters to the Angels opener >br>By Kevin Kaduk | Big League Stew – 10 hours ago This just in: There's been a run on notepads and digital recorders in southern California. That's because the Orange County Register plans to have 70 of its 100 reporters — yes, that's a seven followed by a zero — covering Friday night's opener between the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium. A "news mob," the paper calls it. As a point of comparison, Wikipedia lists 48 regular members of the White House press...
  • tribute to the brave men of the Culpeper Minute Men

    02/08/2012 11:14:53 AM PST · by do the dhue · 10 replies ^ | July 2008 |
    In tribute to the brave men of Culpeper, Orange, and Fauquier counties who helped establish our lasting heritage of Freedom and the identity we all share today The Minute Battalion of Culpeper County, Virginia 1775 - 1776 Left to Right: Private Man, Officer in Captain Taliaferro's Company, Private Man, Officer in Captain Wm. Pickett's Company Military Uniforms in America Plate No. 259 Copyright 1973 by Company of Military Historians Provided to Culpepper Connections! by Chip Culpepper who received it from Gene Norris Culpepper. At the Virginia convention held May 1775, in Richmond, Patrick Henry and the Committee of Safety ordered...
  • Records galore for WVU in Orange Bowl win

    01/05/2012 4:43:18 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 45 replies
    foxsportsflorida ^ | January 5, 2012 | Chriss Thomasson
    After rumbling 99 yards for a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the second quarter, West Virginia safety Darwin Cook banged into Obie, the Orange Bowl mascot, sending them both tumbling to the ground. That was more resistance than any Clemson tacklers offered Wednesday night. In a scintillating display of offense while at the same time humiliating showing on defense, the No. 23 Mountaineers crushed the No. 15 Tigers 70-33 in the Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. There's not enough room here to list all the records West Virginia set. The most amazing was breaking the mark for most...
  • Snappy the croc turns bright orange

    09/27/2011 5:09:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 23rd September 2011 | Kelly Ryan
    CRIKEY, an orange croc! At first glance, it looks like "Snappy" has tanned up for the Brownlow. But the cranky chameleon has no one to blame but himself for changing colour - after apparently biting off more than he could chew. Owner Tracey Sandstrom, who runs Roaming Reptiles, said Snappy made a meal out of the filter in his water tank. "I think it caused the pH levels in his water to soar which has led to the change in colour." She was stunned when her prized pet turned bright orange. "Snappy's pretty territorial and he attacked the filter...
  • Crocodile Turns Bright Orange

    09/25/2011 3:41:34 AM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies
    news, ^ | Sep 24, 2011 | Tim Wall
    Orange is the new green in crocodile style this season. Snappy, an 8-foot-2-inch crocodile, is sporting haute-couture orange skin and he's looking fabulous and feeling fine! But it's not really a fashion statement. It's a result of attacking the water filter of his enclosure at Roaming Reptiles animal park in Australia. "Snappy's pretty territorial and he attacked the filter one day, and a few weeks after that, I noticed he was orange," said owner Tracey Sandstrom in an interview with the Herald Sun. "It doesn't seem to have affected him at all. He's still got a healthy appetite, is normally...
  • Are Carrots Orange For Political Reasons? [“the color of sedition"]

    09/10/2011 7:16:53 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies
    WonkBlog Ezra Klein, WP ^ | 09:30 PM ET, 09/10/2011 Updated | by Suzy Khimm
    For centuries, almost all carrots were yellow, white or purple. But in the 17th century, most of those crunchy vegetables turned orange. Why? It may have to do with Dutch politics. Next Nature explains: In the 17th century, Dutch growers cultivated orange carrots as a tribute to William of Orange – who led the the struggle for Dutch independence – and the color stuck. A thousand years of yellow, white and purple carrot history was wiped out in a generation.Although some scholars doubt if orange carrots even existed prior to the 16th century....
  • Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California (Poll at link)

    07/01/2011 12:07:58 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 89 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 7/1/11 | CBS Los Angeles
    Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California Link to Article and Poll New state would have no term limits, part-time legislature July 1, 2011 10:24 AM RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Is the state of California about to go “South”? Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state. Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new...
  • Controversy over child's flag drawing

    05/13/2011 7:55:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies ^ | 5/13/2011 | Matt Caron
    Teacher allegedly refused to hang up picture ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) - A civil rights controversy is brewing at an elementary school in the Town of Orange, and it all surrounds an11 year-old's drawing of the American Flag. The family of Frankie Girard is claiming that their son's civil rights were violated after a teacher allegedly told him that hanging his picture of the American flag would offend another student. The Butterfield Elementary School is at the center of controversy for the incident on Monday. According to Frankie Girard’s father, John, the boy was in art class drawing a picture. "He...
  • Family: Teacher Forbids Boy From Hanging U.S. Flag Pic Because It Might Offend Others

    05/13/2011 3:08:21 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/12/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    An 11-year-old boy in Orange, MA is in the middle of flag controversy after he and his family claim one of his teachers banned him from hanging a picture of an American flag he drew in the classroom because it might offend other students. The boy‘s dad is adamant his son’s civil rights were violated. But the school has a different take, and says the prohibition was because the boy disobeyed instruction
  • Genetic Origin of Cultivated Citrus Determined: ...Evidence of Origins of Orange, Lime, et al

    01/26/2011 5:47:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | 01-26-2011 | Staff
    Citrus species are among the most important fruit trees in the world. Citrus has a long history of cultivation, often thought to be more than 4,000 years. Until now, however, the exact genetic origins of cultivated citrus such as sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), lemon (C. limon), and grapefruit (C. paradisi) have been a mystery. A team of researchers from China has published a study in the Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science that provides genetic evidence of the origins of a variety species of today's cultivated citrus. The research team, led by Zhiqin Zhou from Southwest University, analyzed...
  • Tensions in Orange County Jewish Community EruptThe cause? A UC Irvine talk by the co-founder of

    12/04/2010 7:26:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 2+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 12/4/10 | Reut Cohen
    Tensions in the Orange County Jewish community are high following a UC Irvine talk by George S. Rishmawi, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). The talk triggered a barrage of letters from various divisions of the Jewish community, which in turn lead to the unusually high internal fractiousness. ISM is a well-organized anti-Israel movement purporting to be a non-violent initiative, despite demonstrated support for the late Yasser Arafat and ISM members’ assistance to known terrorists. Israel banned ISM foreign activists in April of 2003, following a terror attack perpetrated by British Muslims at a pub in Tel Aviv. Rishmawi,...
  • Traffic Cone Actually Calls it Quits

    11/09/2010 7:39:03 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 29 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-9-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    It sprouted arms, legs...cankles...scary laugh...bad hair...and just walked off the job.... I know...weird... ----------------------------------------------------See more posts and art at The Looking Spoon (
  • Caption this photo (orange you glad you looked)

    11/09/2010 9:59:57 AM PST · by null and void · 79 replies
    Drudge ^ | 11/9/10
  • Is ‘hunter orange’ requirement responsible for accidents?(WA)

    10/07/2010 5:17:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 October, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Washington State has had in recent memory three fairly high-profile hunting-related fatalities in which the victims were all non-hunters, and were killed by people who thought they were shooting at game. In two of those cases, the hunters thought they were shooting at black bears and in the third case, the hunter believed he fired at an elk. This column discussed the most recent of those incidents here, and mentioned the use of fluorescent hunter orange by non-hunters during the hunting season. We also contacted Wayne East, executive director of the Colorado-based International Hunter Education Association (IHEA). Currently, about 40...
  • 20 illegal immigrants arrested in Orange County beach landing

    09/08/2010 1:05:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Howard Blume
    Border agents arrested 20 illegal immigrants Tuesday morning who were attempting to enter the country by sea at Calafia State Beach in San Clemente. When the small craft the immigrants were riding in land landed, the occupants attempted to flee. Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol arrested 17 men and three women, all from Mexico. A 36-year-old woman suffered a broken leg while jumping from the boat, according to a statement from the U.S. Border Patrol in San Diego. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. The others were taken to a Border Patrol station for processing. No further...
  • Florida Senate: Rubio (R) 40%, Crist (I) 30%, Meek (D) 21% (Ras)

    08/26/2010 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Ravi · 61 replies
    ras ^ | 8/26/10 | ras
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Marco Rubio attracting 40% of the vote, while Charlie Crist picks up 30% in the race to become the state’s next U.S. senator. The new Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek earns 21% support.
  • Shop For Orange: The Best Designer Solutions Under $375 (go orange or be square)

    04/14/2010 9:41:30 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 26 replies · 531+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 12th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Start peeling Baby, because orange and its summery tones, hues and shades is the hottest color of the season. Orange tanks, dresses, shorts, blazers, bags, jewelry and accessories invaded the runways and style pages of our favorite mags, leading us to search the Web, so you wouldn’t have to, for the best orange creations at the lowest price. The Editors of The Fashion Time selected… Halston Heritage Night suede shoulder bag ($275) JETS by Jessika Allen One-shouldered jersey dress $220
  • Sheriff attacked for policy on concealed weapons(CA)

    02/27/2010 7:39:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 615+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 25 February, 2010 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens prompted guffaws from some Second Amendment stalwarts when she said at a Feb. 9 candidate forum that she's approved 90 percent of applications for concealed weapons permits. In fact, she's significantly tightened distribution criteria. There are 22 percent fewer CCW permits than when Hutchens was appointed to the job in 2008. And most permits she's approved come with restrictions absent from permits issued by predecessor Mike Carona. Article Tab : sheriff-photo-file-challe Sheriff Sandra Hutchens' election challengers want a more lenient policy on concealed weapons. The issue is unlikely to determine the outcome of this year's...
  • Eliot Spitzer to speak at Syracuse University

    02/06/2010 8:47:12 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies · 927+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | February 05, 2010, 2:51PM | By Glenn Coin
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will speak at Syracuse University next week on the financial crisis. Spitzer's talk, "From Libertarianism to Angry Populism: Have We Learned Anything From the Crisis of the Past Two Years?" will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Maxwell School auditorium. Spitzer resigned in March 2008, after barely more than a year in office, amid accusations he patronized a prostitute. The talk is free and open to the public.
  • Viktor Yanukovych leading in Ukraine election

    Viktor Yanukovych, the Kremlin-friendly politician defeated by the pro-Western Orange Revolution five years ago, was on course for a big win in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday. By Andrew Osborn in Kiev Published: 6:44PM GMT 17 Jan 2010 Early exit polls suggested Mr Yanukovych , 59, would claim almost a third of the vote and be anything up to ten percentage points ahead of his nearest rival Yulia Tymoshenko, the current prime minister. The result underscores the failure of a revolution meant to pull Ukraine out of Russia's orbit and set it on a firmly Western...
  • Florida Orange Growers Brace for Possible Killing Freeze

    01/09/2010 6:38:57 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 104 replies · 1,971+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 9, 2010, 3:28 P.M. ET | Tom Sellen
    Florida orange growers are bracing for possible crop damage as an arctic blast plunges temperatures to record lows Saturday and Sunday nights. Sleet and snow mixed with rain has been reported Saturday from the Tampa Bay area to near and north of Orlando, the first time snow or sleet has occurred in west-central Florida since Jan. 8, 1996, the National Weather Service in Tampa said. The immediate Tampa Bay area hasn't seen snow since Dec. 23, 1989. While citrus growers fared well on Friday night as temperatures remained above critical levels in the heart of the citrus belt, worries are...
  • Military Update: Law expands veterans’ benefits

    01/02/2010 6:25:40 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 947+ views
    The cost of war — on veterans’ health and taxpayer wallets — will loom a little larger in the new year. The Department of Veterans Affairs will issue a final rule to claim adjudicators to presume three more diseases of Vietnam veterans, including heart disease, were caused by exposure to Agent Orange. The rule, expected to be published soon, will make almost any veteran who set foot in Vietnam, and is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, B cell leukemia or ischemic heart disease (known also as coronary artery disease) eligible for disability compensation and VA medical care. The exception would be...
  • VA Recognizes Agent Orange Link to More Diseases

    11/20/2009 3:18:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 260+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2009 – Based on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine last month, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki has directed broader health coverage from his department for Vietnam War veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange. Research found that three illnesses – B cell leukemias, Parkinson’s disease and ischemic heart disease -- possibly are associated with Agent Orange exposure. Those conditions join a list of related diseases for which Vietnam War veterans already receive compensation, such as prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, soft-tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma. "Since my confirmation as secretary,...
  • Obamas host Halloween event at orange White House (Still looks Red to me)

    11/01/2009 10:14:29 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies · 1,670+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 1 12:17 AM US/Eastern
    e White House lit up pumpkin-orange and thousands of little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating the president of the United States. Barack Obama's first Halloween as president saw him dishing out candy and pastries baked by his chef to many of the estimated 2,000 children -- many in elaborate costumes -- from 11 area schools on the north portico of the White House, as some of his top staff stepped into frightful or fuzzy character.
  • VA to Short-cut Some Agent Orange Rulings

    10/13/2009 6:28:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 582+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2009 – A new Department of Veterans Affairs ruling will soon relieve Vietnam veterans suffering from three specific illnesses from the burden of proving their ailments are linked to Agent Orange exposure to receive VA health care and disability payments. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki's decision, announced today, establishes a service connection for Vietnam vets stricken with hairy-cell leukemia and other B-cell leukemias, Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart disease, VA chief of staff John Gingrich told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki made the decision based on a recent report by the National Academy of Science's Institute...
  • One Hundred Phishers Charged In Largest Cybercrime Case

    10/07/2009 4:19:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,220+ views
    informationweek ^ | October 7, 2009 | Thomas Claburn
    The FBI on Wednesday announced that it had charged 53 defendants, the largest number ever charged in a cybercrime case, following a multinational investigation into a phishing scheme that operated in the United States and Egypt. Thirty-three of the 53 defendants named in the indictment have been arrested, the FBI said, and several others are being sought. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Phish Phry," began in 2007. Authorities in Egypt have charged 47 defendants linked to the phishing operation. Phishing is a form of social engineering that attempts to convince Internet users, via e-mail or other means, to provide online credentials...
  • Woman shoots self at busy east Orange gun range [FLA]

    06/14/2009 8:06:03 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 28 replies · 1,466+ views
    osentinel ^ | 14-june-2009
    Another woman shot herself at a Central Florida gun range Saturday in a suicide attempt, authorities said. The woman rented a handgun and filled out paperwork indicating she had no mental-health problems, wasn't on drugs and had no other conditions or situations to preclude her from shooting safely, said John Ritz, manager of the east Orange County range. Like other customers, she also was read the safety rules. The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. at East Orange Shooting Sports on Gardner Street, east of Winter Park. There was a suicide there several years ago. < snip >
  • GEERT WILDERS at Chapman University, Orange, Ca. Saturday

    04/03/2009 8:35:56 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 70 replies · 2,064+ views
    Counter-demonstrators dream opportunity to assure free speech is not intimidated in Orange County, Ca.
  • Second Loud Boom Rattles Windows In NY Suburb...

    03/10/2009 11:38:53 AM PDT · by TaraP · 31 replies · 1,220+ views
    Second Loud Boom Rattles Windows In NY May Have Been Meteorite (3/9/2009) There's been another loud "boom." This time it rattled windows in parts of Rockland County. Nanuet resident Keith Wallenstein said the mysterious noise woke him up at about 5:15 Monday morning and sounded like someone had flown an F-16 over his house. An earlier loud "boom" heard in Westchester County early Saturday might have been a meteorite. Police and The Journal News got a flurry of reports from people in Scarsdale, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Bronxville. Weather officials say there was no thunder in the area...
  • Women Spot Naked, Orange Man on Katy Trail

    02/13/2009 8:04:45 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 51 replies · 2,731+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 2/13/2009 | BENJAMIN GOODING
    Two women saw a little more than they expected as they jogged on the Katy Trail in Dallas this week. The joggers ran by a naked man painted orange around 11 a.m. Thursday. “He was a terra-cotta color,” said personal trainer Nancy Cole. “I thought he was a statue. Who would be that color?”
  • SWAT team searches gun-rights supporters

    01/16/2009 6:13:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 80 replies · 3,979+ views
    OCRegister ^ | 14 January, 2009 | Steven Greenhut
    At the board meeting today, Orange County deputies searched gun-rights supporters, especially those wearing CCW buttons, according to those who attended the meeting. Although Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she would let the permits expire rather than revoke them, her real disdain for freedom is shown by the presence of the SWAT team and the heavyhanded searches of law-abiding residents who wanted to attend the board meeting. Did the sheriff really think that gun supporters are somehow dangerous. I’ve been to gun shows and gun events and have never felt safer. Share this post: 9 Responses to “SWAT team searches gun-rights...
  • New conservative club in Orange County

    11/24/2008 2:00:48 PM PST · by CaliFReeper1 · 9 replies · 785+ views
    Saddleback Valley Conservatives ^ | Nov 24th 2008 | Saddleback Valley Conservatives
    Hey FReepers, I am looking for other FReepers in Orange County. We are starting a new action oriented grassroots conservative group to provide support (and opposition) for local issues. It will be very action oriented (rallies, precinct walks, phone banks, etc.) and will hold regular monthly meetings in the Saddleback Valley. If you live in the area please let me know. We are holding our first meeting a week from tonight to discuss forming the club, it will be in Rancho Santa Margarita on Monday Dec 1st at 7:00 PM. Email me if interested in getting involved Thanks!