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  • Unruly Commoners Refuse to Stand for Obama

    05/28/2014 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/28/14 | Andrew Stiles /
    COMMONERS President Obama went for a walk last week, and even mingled with some commoners beyond the White House walls. The “surprise” occasion was (shockingly) captured on camera and widely disseminated; the White House posted the “raw video” here. Most of the commoners were thrilled to encounter the president walking amongst them. One woman was “so excited,” and remarked that it was “like the best day of my life.” One bro fist pumped while yelling: “America! Freedom! Peace! Hope! And charity! [sic]” But not everyone was so impressed. At the 2:41 mark, you can see some disgruntled workers who are...
  • Congress postpones 'Stand Your Ground' hearing after DC shooting

    09/17/2013 9:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/13 | RTAmerica
    The Senate Judiciary postponed their hearing on "Stand Your Ground" laws on Tuesday morning, after the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard one day earlier. "Stand Your Ground" came into national prominence last year after George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, where the law allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves. Martin's mother was expected to testify, along with the parents of Jordan Davis, another unarmed, black teenager killed in Florida. RT's Meghan Lopez talks to Jordan's father Ron Davis and his lawyer, John Phillips, about the controversial legislation.
  • Bear in the tree (Youtube)

    06/20/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-19-2013 | Jeffrey Moffatt
    So you want to bear hunt in Alberta, Canada?? Better pack extra underwear!!
  • Source: Only President Could Have Made 'Stand Down' Call On Benghazi

    05/07/2013 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/13 | Kerry Picket
    A source with intimate information about the events that happened on the ground in Benghazi the night the U.S. Consulate and the CIA annex was attacked by terrorists told Breitbart News that, ultimately, only the President of the United States, or someone acting on his authority, could have prevented Special Forces either on the ground or nearby from helping those Americans who were under deadly assault. According to the source, when the attack on the Consulate occurred, a specific chain of command to gain verbal permission to move special-forces in must have occurred. SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Col. Gibson would have...
  • Thatcher's Last Stand Against Socialism

    04/08/2013 8:05:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Youtuve ^ | 4/8/13 | mynameiswhatever
    Margaret Thatcher's last House of Commons Speech on November 22, 1990. You can read the transcript here: http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speec...
  • Dan Cathy And The Silence Of Many Churches

    08/15/2012 5:06:00 AM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies
    BobRussell.org ^ | 8/5/12 | Bob Russell
    Chick-fil-A reported record sales last Wednesday as thousands showed support for owner Dan Cathy and his stance on Biblical marriage. However, while individual believers stood in long lines to publicly endorse God’s plan for the family and vent their frustration at the media’s criticism of Dan Cathy’s Biblical stance, a number of churches seemed to opt out of the conflict. While the mayors of three large cities and a few University administrators were publicly threatening to ban Chick-fil-A, and while the discussion was the hot news topic of the week, there were many ministers who said little or nothing at...
  • Justifiable homicides nearly triple after Florida 'Stand Your Ground' law passed

    06/10/2012 4:26:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    news-journalonline.com ^ | 10 June, 2012 | CHRIS GRAHAM
    DAYTONA BEACH -- Charles Robbins stumbled to his feet as someone pounded on his door. Outside the Woodland Avenue residence stood 24-year-old Tyler Orshoski, a career criminal who police believe was ready to strike again. The 82-year-old man grabbed a World War II-era Russian-built Tokerev, walked to the door and fired once. "I did what I had to do and I would do it again," the Daytona Beach man said. Minutes later, Orshoski lay dead on Robbins' porch. Robbins was never charged. The shooting is one of numerous killings in Volusia and Flagler counties from 2005 to 2012 carried out...
  • This House United CANNOT Stand

    08/03/2011 11:40:13 PM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | August 3, 2011 | by Scott Ryan
    Well now that we have our beloved debt ceiling increase and trivial spending cuts the global market has graded the work of our elected ambulance chasers without much ambiguity. The report card is another tripple digit dow drop and the world is buying more gold, which hit another all-time record yesterday...Plaudits to the tea partiers and those few statesmen who actually stood your ground in the face of unabated libel and slander from the inept media and elected swindlers. Despite their venom, the indisputable facts prove you were correct. These addicts insisted we needed this debt increase and as predicted,...
  • Rep. West: I Stand By What I Said (Video)

    July 21, 2011 Rep. West: I Stand By What I Said Florida congressman on feud with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Lemonade stand shut down by officers in Texas

    07/21/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 52 replies
    ktnv.com/news ^ | July 20, 2011 | Jacquie Levy
    McAllen, TX -- Gone are the days when a kid could make a few extra bucks by selling lemonade on the corner of their street. These days, it's against the law. A 12-year-old girl and her little brother were just trying to earn a few dollars for their two hermit crabs when a city code enforcement officer in Texas came and shut them down. The officer told their grandmother that the children needed a permit to sell lemonade, and their grandmother was ticketed for the offense. "I was mad," the 12-year-old said. "I don't understand why someone would want to...
  • Stand Firm, Weiner! Don't Resign

    06/07/2011 5:15:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 6/7/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, on a related item, I hope Anthony Weiner never resigns. I hope Weiner is never forced to resign. I hope Pelosi does not make a full pitched effort here at the Ethics Committee. I'm hoping that that's just for public consumption. I don't want this guy to go away. This guy, Anthony Weiner, Tony Weiner -- look at what they're asking us to believe. Here you have the classic dictionary definition of a nerd, the classic dictionary definition of a pencil-necked geek, and they are telling us that this guy would walk into a bar and women would...
  • Allen West on Obama "I can't stand the guy"

    05/17/2011 9:56:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 88 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/17/11 | Roachenator
    Allen West unloads on the Obamanator.
  • Minnesota: Two Major Pro-Gun Bills Up for Committee Consideration This Week and Need Your Support!

    05/03/2011 9:40:57 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    NRA ^ | 5-2-11 | NRA-ILA
    Two important pro-gun bills need your immediate attention. As we reported last week, House File 1467 passed in the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee by a 10 to 7 vote. HB 1467, which is sponsored by state Representative Tony Cornish (R-24B), is now before the House Judiciary Committee and will be voted on during its hearing at 8:15 a.m. this Wednesday, May 4. The Senate companion bill sponsored by state Senator Gretchen Hoffman (R-10), Senate File 1357 Senate File 1357, is expected to be considered by the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee as early...
  • On This We Stand

    04/16/2011 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Gennie · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 16, 2011 | Jason McNew
    April 16, 2011 On This We Stand Jason McNew We must clearly articulate the precise philosophical doctrine of the Tea Party. Classical Liberalism, the political philosophy of The Founding Fathers, has yielded incredible planet-wide improvements in the human condition. Few politicians (and nearly no academics) understand this, nor are they able to articulate this truth in a meaningful way. Such is the theme of this speech, authored by me and given today at a Tea Party rally in Hanover, Pennsylvania (video here): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZbOuyhUbdE Given a forthright chronicle of man's history, both ancient and modern, we must somberly recognize that human...
  • Children's Lemonade Stand Robbed (raising money for sick toddler)

    04/12/2011 8:25:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    13WMAZ ^ | 12 APR 11 | Vanessa Ruffes
    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Thirteen-year-old Chelsea Edwards says last weekend was the first time she ever tried her hand at a money-making venture. The seventh-grader at Feagin Mill Middle School says it wasn't too long though before a couple showed up and soured her first business experience. "The man bent down and seen the money jar, and he grabbed it," Edwards says, recalling what happened Saturday. Edwards says a man and woman had approached the stand she was running with her two friends. She says they started asking questions about the price of lemonade. That's when Edwards says the man...
  • Update from on the Ground in Wisconsin: We Stand With Governor Scott Walker

    02/20/2011 3:56:58 AM PST · by Candor7 · 32 replies
    Americans For Prosperity ( AFP BLOG) ^ | Feb 19, 2011 8:16 PM | Tim Phillips
    Dear Free Republic, As I looked out from the stage on the faces of thousands of folks at the "Stand With Walker" rally in Madison, Wisconsin today a young 7 or 8 year-old girl atop her dad's shoulders stood out. She was waving a "Fight Back Wisconsin" sign and cheering happily. Before the rally her dad had told me they gave up her basketball game today to come to the rally because "It's time to stand tall." Next to them in his hard hat was Mansfield, a tall, wiry gentleman who runs a small brick laying business near Madison. These...
  • Too Tall To Fly? Passenger Forced to Stand for Entire Flight

    12/30/2010 1:24:18 PM PST · by rawhide · 58 replies · 141+ views
    abcnews/travel ^ | 12-30-10 | By LAUREN EFFRON
    When Brooks Anderson boarded a Spirit Airlines flight from Chicago to Ft. Myer's, Fla., to spend Christmas with his family, he said he didn't expect to be standing for the next two-and-a-half hours. "I was in an aisle seat and I clearly didn't fit into the seat at all," he said. "I couldn't even stuff myself in there." The 25-year-old is 6'7" and as he tried to squeeze his knees under his chin, his tall frame proved to be too big to fit into Spirit's tiny coach seat. "This is the most crammed I've been by far," Anderson said. Even...
  • Self-defense law gets man released from jail SHOOTING: Judge rules a man's actions were justified

    11/11/2010 5:05:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views
    heraldtribune.com ^ | 10 November, 2010 | Todd Ruger
    ARASOTA COUNTY - Gunfire erupted on a Newtown street in May, leaving Patrick Barbour dead on the road and Alphonse Gallo in jail facing a murder charge and the possibility of life behind bars. But a judge listened to the details of the killing and ruled that Gallo, 35, should not be prosecuted for murder because of Florida's stand-your-ground law, which allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves. Gallo was released from jail last month, the first Sarasota County murder defendant to win immunity under the 2005 law allowing people to use deadly force to defend themselves without...
  • Poll: Obama's 2008 Coalition Dispirited and Crumbling; Reps Stand to Benefit on Election Day

    10/17/2010 12:09:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 96 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Stephen R. Hurst
    President Barack Obama is taking his popular wife with him to three campaign stops in the pivotal swing state of Ohio Sunday, but a new Associated Press Poll shows that may be too little, too late with just over two weeks remaining before critical congressional elections. The survey found that the coalition of voters that swept Obama into the White House just two years ago — aching for change after the eight-year presidency of Republican George W. Bush — has crumbled. SNIP The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks survey found that one-fourth of those who voted for Obama two years ago are...
  • Jim Bunning's Historic and Heroic Stand

    03/03/2010 8:27:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 628+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, a 78-year-old grandfather of 40 who is not running for re-election, has single-handedly fought a battle on Capitol Hill over the past week that ought to inspire all taxpayers to rally around his banner of commonsense. Bunning not only said "NO" to a Congress that week after week has been driving the nation deeper and deeper into debt, but decided to use what power he has under Senate rules to make sure his "NO" was heard. Three weeks ago, President Obama signed a law allowing the federal government to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion....
  • STAND IN THE GAP AS "MY OVERCOMERS" FOR MY CHILDREN I CALL MY OWN !

    10/03/2009 6:18:46 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies · 521+ views
    Jordans (walls of resistance) are breaking wide open today , But not in the old fashioned way , For now not an Ark will hold troubled waters aside , But my very own overcomers will cause them to subside , So stand in the gap for my children I call my own , And do not move from this appointed place until I bring them all home \o/ 4) Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the way you shall go,...
  • Ryanair says passengers prefer to stand

    07/22/2009 1:26:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 857+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – Most passengers would be willing to stand during flights if the fare was free, according to a poll released Wednesday by Irish no-frills airline Ryanair. More than 80,000 passengers, 66 percent of those polled by Ryanair, said they would be happy to stand during one-hour flights. Thirty-four percent said they wanted a seat. "With 120,000 passengers voting and 80,000 saying they would stand on board, Ryanair will continue to explore the concept of 'fare free standing' flights with Boeing and the relevant aviation authorities in the US and EU," Ryanair's head of communications Stephen McNamara said. Under...
  • Democrats refuse to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

    06/30/2009 4:25:42 PM PDT · by coachep95 · 24 replies · 1,353+ views
    See the video Democrats refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance! In this case, though, the context actually improves the story. This takes place in Albany, where the New York state Senate remains locked in a power struggle in an evenly divided chamber. Rather than an insult to American patriotism, the Democrats here engaged in an insult to the intelligence of New Yorkers:
  • Israel's right-wing parties unite

    11/03/2008 7:42:28 PM PST · by Flavius · 5 replies · 560+ views
    upi ^ | 11/3/08 | upi
    Four right-wing political factions in Israel said Monday they have united to form a new party focused on education, morality and security.
  • Soldiers and Citizens Stand Together Following Terrorist Attack

    02/15/2008 5:08:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 57+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Aaron Rosencrans, USA
    CAMP TAJI — Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers recently conducted a consequence management mission, visiting local leaders of Fourteenth Ramadan, northwest of Baghdad. The Company C, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior”, 25th Infantry Division, Soldiers conducted the mission in response to the recent assassination of one of the town’s local leaders. “We visited to show our condolences for the loss of their local leader,” said 1st Lt. Marc Dudek, a native of Midlothian, Texas, platoon leader, 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Bn. “We did this to let them know we care and want to...
  • General Custer was betrayed at Little Bighorn (and the story of the officer who tried to stop it)

    02/15/2008 7:15:07 AM PST · by drzz · 55 replies · 2,967+ views
    Custer's Last Stand History Portal ^ | 02/15/07 | custerwest
    Captain Thomas B. Weir was the commander of company B, in Captain Benteen’s battalion (one of the three columns that Custer sent against the Indians at Little Bighorn). On June 25, 1876, Weir followed Benteen in his scout on the South of the valley, looking for “satellite villages” (other Indian villages around the main one). __ “WE OUGHT TO BE OVER THERE!” When Benteen understood that the scout didn’t give any results, he came back on Custer’s trail. He had specific orders to follow Custer’s steps and to send him a note about the results of his scouts. Benteen didn’t...
  • US History : the Battle of the Little Bighorn in six minutes

    01/16/2008 8:43:47 AM PST · by drzz · 65 replies · 338+ views
    Video ^ | 01/16/2007 | custerwest
    LIES ON GENERAL CUSTER AND THE LITTLE BIGHORN http://www.custerwest.org 1) Custer never massacred Indians. (see the Battle of the Washita) 2) Custer was one of the most brilliant cavalry generals of his times (see Custer in the Civil War) 3) Custer understood how to fight Indians (see the Battle of the Washita, the Battle of the Little bighorn -LBH) 4) Custer never underestimated his enemy at Little Bighorn (see before the battle). 5) The Indians at LBH were 1'500, exactly the number of warriors Custer expected to surprise with his 647 soldiers (an usual tactic in Indian warfare). There has...
  • Video: South Carolina Stands up for Fred

    01/12/2008 1:58:05 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 16 replies · 542+ views
    http://fredfile.fred08.com ^ | January 12th, 2008 | Austin Walne
    Video: South Carolina Stands up for Fred Posted on January 12th, 2008 By Austin Walne in Man on the Street, Conservative, Video Click to Play Click to Play
  • Pace: Military Will Continue to Stand Against Evil

    09/17/2007 4:46:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 209+ views
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va., Sept. 17, 2007 – There is evil in the world, and the United States military stands ready to take on that evil, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Families United for a Strong America here today. Many members of the group lost family members in Iraq and Afghanistan. They invited Marine Gen. Peter Pace to help them place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns here and then to address their rededication ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater. “Gatherings like this are the most meaningful and the most difficult,” Pace told the...
  • They died with their boots on (video)

    09/13/2007 11:41:39 AM PDT · by drzz · 18 replies · 362+ views
    Video ^ | 09/13/07 | drzz
    It's one of my first video with extracts of movies... I am damn proud of having eventually suceeded in downloading and editing videos... Hope you'll enjoy it.
  • Today in history: the battle of Little Bighorn

    06/25/2007 6:45:11 AM PDT · by drzz · 144 replies · 2,666+ views
    Custer's Last Stand ^ | June 25, 2007 | drzz
    In Memoriam: Custer's Last Stand, June 25, 1876 Private William Slaper : «Each man had secreted himself behind a slain horse. » Lieutenant Charles DeRudio: “The horses were laying as if to suggest a barricade.” Lieutenant Luther Hare: “The evidence on the Custer field indicated very hard fighting.” __ Reno court of Inquiry: “In regard to the severity of the fighting on General Custer’s battlefield, did you see any evidences that there was hard fighting there, or the contrary? Lieutenant Godfrey: “I think there must have been a very hard fighting. Reno court of Inquiry: “You think there was a...
  • Iraqi People Taking Stand Against Al Qaeda

    06/06/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 604+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 6, 2007 – The Iraqi people are taking a stand against al Qaeda beyond Anbar province, Multinational Force Iraq’s new spokesman said today. Army Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner, who spoke during a phone interview today, called the Iraqis’ stance against the terror group the “Anbar Awakening.” In the past six months, local tribal leaders and sheikhs in the Sunni province have disavowed the terror group’s tactics and have turned to the Iraqi government. Violence in the province has plummeted, and local men are flocking to police and army recruiting stations. Now Iraqis outside Anbar are experiencing their...
  • Video Message to Democrats: this is how Americans fight and possibly die

    04/20/2007 8:12:39 AM PDT · by drzz · 42 replies · 2,016+ views
    Video ^ | drzz
    Watch the video. This is how Americans live, fight and die if they must. This is an American legacy. Americans are not cowards, never were, never will. Think about it, Copperhead Reid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMb3U6CfqA
  • Video: UNITED THEY STOOD

    04/13/2007 7:18:50 AM PDT · by drzz · 19 replies · 892+ views
    VIDEO ^ | drzz
    United they stood, not for glory, but because they were a band of brothers. Nobody was watching them, and no glory awaited them. They stood because they were men of honor and dignity. Lesson from the past.
  • Watch the video: to fight politically correctness in the study of American history

    04/13/2007 7:02:03 AM PDT · by drzz · 94 replies · 1,485+ views
    A nation which is able to confront an enemy is a nation which knows where she comes from. Learn the US history without politically correctness and revisionism. You have been told that the US cavalry constantly massacred innocent Native Americans in their villages, because of a "genocidal" expansion. It is a lie. The war on the Great Plaines was complex, and most of the time, the story behind the "politically correct myth" is much more illuminating. Watch this video. Learn your history, see where you come from. And fight politically correctness at home.
  • Pace Thanks Japanese for Stand in War on Terror

    03/21/2007 4:49:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 323+ views
    TOKYO, March 21, 2007 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today thanked the Japanese people and their government for their help in the war on terror. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his Japanese counterpart, Adm. Takashi Saito, salute during the playing of the Japanese and American national anthems at the Japanese Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, March 21. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace spoke about Japanese help in the war on terror and bilateral defense issues...
  • Take a Stand

    01/13/2007 10:38:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 953+ views
    AmericanPigRace ^ | 1/1/2007 | Craig A. Baker
    On September 29,2006 at 11:30 AM, Mr. Yousuf N. Shaikh & Mr. Kamel H. Fotough came to my office to introduce themselves to me as the new neighbors. These two gentlemen informed me that they had purchased the adjacent house along with the 11-acre tract of land from the Sacco family on 09/22/06. They asked that I remove my cattle from this 11-acre tract & remove my electrical fence. They said they were going to use the existing house as a community center. Children would be coming to play on the grounds, and as an engineer, Mr. Fotough felt it...
  • Bush: U.S., Iraqi Leaders Stand Firmly United

    10/25/2006 10:51:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 206+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2006 – President Bush praised Iraqi Prime Minister Mouri al-Maliki’s leadership today and said he reminds Maliki regularly that “we’re with him so long as he continues to make tough decisions” for Iraq to succeed. Speaking at a White House news conference, Bush called Maliki “the right man to achieve the goal in Iraq.” “He’s got a hard job,” confronting internal pressures ranging from sectarian violence to criminals to al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, the president said. “And he wants to achieve the same objective that I want to achieve.” Bush said he’s impressed by Maliki’s...
  • Last Stand For Zimbabwe's White Farmers

    10/03/2006 6:49:43 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 960+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-4-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    Last stand for Zimbabwe's white farmers By Peta Thornycroft in Karoi (Filed: 04/10/2006) A tiny court in a shabby farming town in Zimbabwe was the setting yesterday for a last despairing attempt to stop President Robert Mugabe from evicting the country's few surviving white landowners. A new law about to pass parliament will, in effect, give the regime power in the next 90 days to dispossess the last few hundred white farmers who still cling to their land.Two white farming families who have already received eviction letters appealed to the magistrates' court in Karoi to halt the orders. If the...
  • Pentagon Hot Dog Stand, Cold War Legend, to be Torn Down

    09/20/2006 4:45:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies · 2,099+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2006 -- The hot dog stand in the Pentagon’s center courtyard, which has long been a source of Cold War intrigue, will be torn down in the coming months and replaced with a new eating facility. The hot dog stand in the Pentagon’s center courtyard, which has long been a source of Cold War speculation, folklore and legend, will be torn down in the coming months. During the Cold War, the Soviets reportedly thought the hot dog stand led to a secret underground bunker. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Rumor...
  • Stand Alongside Hizbullah, Lebanon's Army Tells Troops

    08/18/2006 7:12:35 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 756+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-19-2006 | Clancy Chassay
    Stand alongside Hizbullah, Lebanon's army tells troops · Statement casts doubt on hopes for disarmament· UN, US and Israel fear local force cannot secure south Clancy Chassay in Beirut Saturday August 19, 2006 The Guardian (UK) A child's funeral in Qana, southern Lebanon. Photograph: Sean Smith An internal Lebanese army statement, circulated among forces in the past week, has called for troops to stand "alongside your resistance and your people who astonished the world with its steadfastness and destroyed the prestige of the so-called invincible army after it was defeated". The circular has alarmed ministers in the Lebanese cabinet who...
  • Rumsfeld: U.S. Must Stand by Principles in Face of War Opponents

    04/17/2006 5:20:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 280+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2006 – Nobody likes war and every U.S. conflict since the Revolutionary War has had its critics, but some things are worth fighting for, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today on the "Rush Limbaugh Show." "There have always been people who have opposed wars. Wars are terrible things," the secretary said on the syndicated radio program. But if the United States had bowed throughout its history to critics and opponents of war, he said the country wouldn't exist as it does today. "We wouldn't have won the Revolutionary War and we wouldn't have been involved in World...
  • Firefighters Stand Ready to Protect Soldiers

    04/06/2006 5:10:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 2nd Lt. Adhana Townsell
    Lt. Chris Linto explains to fellow firefighter Brad West some of the modern advantages of the companyÂ’s new fire truck outside their headquarters at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq, April 2, 2006. Forward Operating Base Kalsu is one of 18 bases in Iraq that has a fire company. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Adhana Townsell Firefighters Stand Ready to Protect Soldiers Of the 12 firefighters at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, four members are prior military and previously worked in the United States on military crash crews. By U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Adhana Townsell Special Troops Battalion 2nd Brigade...
  • Big E Begins Stand Down with the Right Spirit

    04/01/2006 3:27:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 741+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Daniel Vaughan
    USS ENTERPRISE (NNS) -- USS Enterprise's (CVN 65) Junior Sailor Association (JSA), Enterprise First Class Association and Morale, Welfare and Recreation took the opportunity to conduct alcohol awareness training for the crew before pulling into port March 31. This was no ordinary lecture about drinking, though. Enterprise conducted an activity-filled day in Hangar Bay Two as part of the Right Spirit campaign, allowing Sailors a chance to learn, train and have fun. “Right Spirit is a program that we put together to show all Sailors how to make good decisions,” said Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler (AW/SW) 2nd Class Harrison Moorer,...
  • Mother in 'Caged Kids' Case Takes Stand

    03/01/2006 3:53:31 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 432+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news ^ | 3 1 06 | Associated Press
    NORWALK, Ohio - The woman accused of locking some of her 11 adopted, special-needs children in cages cried on the witness stand Wednesday as she denied that she and her husband were cruel to his biological children or that he touched a daughter inappropriately. Sharen and Michael Gravelle have pleaded not guilty to several charges, including child endangerment, in a separate criminal case. Prosecutors accuse the couple of locking the adopted children in cages to discipline them, and they want Huron County to take permanent custody of the youngsters, who have been in foster care since the enclosed beds were...
  • Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

    02/07/2006 6:48:32 AM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies · 1,952+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 7, 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    The key issue at stake in the battle over the twelve Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad is this: Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West? Ultimately, there is no compromise: Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.More specifically, will Westerners accede to a double standard by which Muslims are free to insult Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, while Muhammad, Islam, and Muslims enjoy immunity from insults? Muslims routinely publish cartoons far more...
  • Iran Nuclear Stand-Off Escalates

    01/10/2006 4:03:12 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 404+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-10-2006
    Iran nuclear stand-off escalates Iran has broken the international seals at the Natanz plant Iran's dispute with the UN and Western countries has deepened after Tehran resumed nuclear research. As Iran removed UN seals from equipment at Natanz facility, UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Tehran would start small-scale nuclear enrichment. The move was condemned by the US and European countries, which fear Iran is seeking to produce atomic bombs. Tehran denies the accusation, saying it wants to produce nuclear energy only. In a statement from the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Mr ElBaradei said that as...
  • Operation Liberty Express veterans stand post together

    12/21/2005 4:49:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 336+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 21, 2005 | Cpl. James D. Hamel
    AL ASAD, Iraq -- When Iraqis took to the polls Oct. 15 to vote on their new constitution, Sgt. Katherine Weller and Lance Cpl. Carlos Chilla were in the mix, providing security for the poll workers as part of Operation Liberty Express. Two months later, as Iraqis voted for their national parliament, Chilla and Weller returned to Camp Liberty, serving the same duty as they had before, with a distinctive twist: they were battle buddies, standing post together. “I was grateful to be with her because we both knew what to expect,” said Chilla, a Wai Ko Loa, Hawaii, native,...
  • Vote for Alex (Freep this Poll-Vote for Little Girl/Cancer Fighter over Liberal Icon)

    12/12/2005 12:17:09 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 708+ views
    Wall St. Journal-Best of the Web Today (last item) ^ | Monday, December 12, 2005 2:39 p.m. EST | BY JAMES TARANTO
    Beliefnet.com is holding a reader survey to pick the most inspiring person of 2005. Among the finalists is Alex Scott, a little girl who died of cancer last year. Alex was diagnosed with cancer two days before her first birthday, and as she got older, she became quite an activist: In 2000, when she was just four years old, Alex told her parents she wanted to raise money for cancer research. She chose a time-honored kid's project--a front-yard lemonade stand--but unlike most lemonade stands, she raised $2,000 in a single day. Soon, Alex's friends joined in to help, opening lemonade...
  • Few Democrats willing to stand up for statewide races (Texas Chicken Cut & Run backlash?)

    12/08/2005 5:11:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 670+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 12/04/05 | Jason Embry, W. Gardner Selby
    Few Democrats willing to stand up for statewide races By Jason Embry By W. Gardner Selby AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, December 04, 2005 On the eve of an election year when the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat and other statewide posts are on the ballot, the Texas Democratic Party last week was urging visitors to its Web site to get behind four hopefuls — including the mother of NFL quarterback Drew Brees — running for the Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals. Activists insist that their focus on races such as the 24-county judicial contest is not a sign that the party...