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  • Do I have Coronavirus?

    03/12/2020 10:27:12 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 69 replies
    Me | 3/13/20 | Dallasbiff
    Mild symptoms, a very weak runny nose, a slight fever, no headache, no cough, and very mild and isolated muscle aches. I work as a shuttle driver at the DFW airport. My two possible exposures could be a group of 14 elderly Japanese tourists returning from Costa Rica two weeks ago and staying the night before their departure back to Japan or an American caucasian couple in their 60's and live in the DFW area and had a 40 day cruise in the South Pacific and stated about 1/3 of the passengers were Chinese and that was last friday.
  • WTH is up with Rush Limbaugh?

    01/23/2020 9:15:08 AM PST · by BuckeyeGOP · 119 replies
    He was out all last week, mostly announced, and now today he's out again. During one of the most politically-charged moments in history. I can only assume he's ill? I hope not, and that's he's ok but this has been really strange.
  • How the Clintons and the Rest of Washington Are Getting Rich From the Turkey Coup

    07/18/2016 4:05:47 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | July 18, 2016 | Ira Stoll
    Here’s one outcome of the Turkish coup attempt that you can bet on: Washington lobbyists will be getting rich off it. The Podesta Group, a firm with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, registered in May to lobby for the “Alliance for Shared Values.” That comically named organization supports Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based imam that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, blames, rightly or wrongly, for the coup.
  • Is this Freerepublic or

    12/21/2017 9:33:42 PM PST · by TrumpisRight · 70 replies
    Me | 12/21/17 | Trumpisright
    Lately there sure has been a lot of here on freerepublic. Are the two joining? Just asking.

    11/19/2017 6:05:07 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 25 replies
    Mayfield has to go to work on class. Saw the refusal to shake hands with him IN FRONT OF 2 KIDS! Let's go there for a minute. 3 black CO-CAPTAINS decide there's no room for sportsmanship. It's like NFL players deciding to not respect the flag. Protocol is just not in their DNA. Media makes Mayfield the SOLE issue. I'm glad they got the crap kicked out of them. As for Mayfield he will win the Heisman. Reminds me of Trump.
  • Gülen Movement’s Atlantic Institute Infiltrates Maitland, FL Holocaust Center

    02/09/2016 6:10:31 PM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | February 9, 2016 | Alan Kornman
    The Atlantic Institute will be partnering with the Maitland Holocaust Center and the Interfaith Council of Central Florida on a special program entitled, Is History Repeating Itself? Jewish and Muslim Immigrant Experiences in America, scheduled for Thursday February 25, 2016 at the Holocaust Center, 851 N Maitland Avenue in Maitland, FL. The Atlantic Institute is partnered with the Alliance for Shared Values which is openly affiliated with the Gülen Movements Hizmet social initiatives in the United States. The Atlantic Institute on their website, praises Mr. Fethullah Gülen as their Imam and political leader. Fact #1 Recently, FBI agents carried out...
  • New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

    07/13/2016 10:47:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/16
    A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey. Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. Erdoğan, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived...
  • What has happened to Free Republic? [What difference at this point can it possibly make?]

    03/17/2016 3:13:11 PM PDT · by katwoman5779 · 992 replies
    Since Obuma was elected to POTUS, I have been coming to Free Republic to get news, opinions and a few laughs. Most of the serious posts were bemoaning the out of control government and what could be done about it. "Oh Whoa is Me!". Then along comes a constitutional conservative. For the first time since Ronald Reagan, we have a constitutional candidate running for the GOP nomination. This man was elected by conservatives to go to Washington and stand up to the elites that no longer listen to the American people. He didn't go to Washington and "fall in" with...
  • Cruz Should Launch An Independent Bid For President

    01/25/2016 6:16:45 AM PST · by reviled downesdad · 83 replies
    Vannity | 1-25-2016 | Vannity
    Scenario: Cruz fails to win IA, NH or SC, Trump rolls, Bernie Sanders wins all 3 cementing a path to nomination and Bloomberg announces his own Independent run. Under those conditions, Cruz should announce his own Independent run within the same hour that Bloomberg announces.

    10/06/2012 9:06:37 AM PDT · by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH · 104 replies
    <p>Romney was a liberal in Massachusetts, we all know that. Romney wasn't on board with the Reagan Revolution. That's a deal killer and a game changer with me.</p> <p>Yet now he mouths all the right conservative things (kill big bird-- yeah I like that).</p> <p>SO THE QUESTION IS...</p>
  • All of the BS About Gay Marriage earned me a big ol' ZOT!

    09/08/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Why So Serious · 252 replies
    Here is a better way to look at this ... the government should not be in the marriage business, and marriage is not a political issue. Gay people, for the most part, express a desire to get married for the benefits that are extended to married couple [rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children]. Government should allow people to engage in civil unions [this includes men and women], only. Marriage should be left to the churches. Then, any one can have...
  • More mean-looking ASVs planned for Iraq

    04/13/2006 7:35:35 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 54 replies · 2,499+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 14, 2006 | Jeff Schogol
    CAMP ANACONDA, Iraq Spc. David Norris swivels like a ball-turret gunner in an old bomber as he moves the internal turret of his Armored Security Vehicle to check for prowling insurgents on a main Iraqi road. With a turret that allows gunners to fire while inside the vehicle, three layers of armor and an imposing look, the ASVs also have a distinct psychological effect on those inside and out of the vehicles, soldiers said. The ASV is part of the evolving war-scape of Iraqi roads, which has proven to be a tough battleground for Humvees. Norris, 24, has been...
  • Katrina Kills ASV Production

    09/21/2005 12:32:52 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 24 replies · 1,060+ views
    Strategypage ^ | September 21, 2005
    Hurricane Katrina has reduced production of armored vehicles used by troops in Iraq. The plant assembling the ASV (armored security vehicle) is in southern Louisiana, and was flooded by Katrina. About 85 percent of the 1,200 workers are still missing, having been displaced when their homes were destroyed by the hurricane. The Textron plant itself was damaged, but not destroyed. The workers who have returned are cleaning things up and getting ready to resume production by the end of October. The plant has orders for some 900 ASVs. The ASVs, costing about $690,000 each, were originally developed in the 1990s...
  • Textron to help equip Iraqi police

    07/15/2004 8:25:45 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 10 replies · 435+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | July 15, 2004 | Keith Darc
    U.S. places order for armored vehiclesThe revival of a military armored-vehicle manufacturing program at an eastern New Orleans plant gained more traction Tuesday when Textron Marine & Land Systems announced a contract for 43 more armored security vehicles. The ASVs, as they are known, will go to Iraq's Ministry of Interior for use by the country's new police force, Textron said. Most of the ASVs ordered for the Iraqi Ministry of Interior will be outfitted for use as armored personnel carriers capable of accommodating as many as 10 people. Because of their specialized use, the vehicles will differ from the...
  • Textron Systems Awarded Contract for Production of Additional Armored Security Vehicles

    06/24/2004 7:23:46 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 6 replies · 997+ views
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | June 24, 2004
    WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2004--Textron Marine & Land, an operating unit of Textron Systems, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command to manufacture additional Armored Security Vehicles (ASVs). The contract, valued up to $20 million, is for the production of an additional 28 ASVs and associated technical support and engineering services. This current buy is slated for the U.S. Army's Military Police Battalions that are already successfully operating 63 ASVs in Operation Iraqi Freedom. B. Clay Moise, Vice President of Marine and Combat Vehicles for Textron Marine & Land, stated, "The ASV has been...
  • Versatile truck takes on role of tank in Iraq

    05/13/2004 5:07:23 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 28 replies · 6,658+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | May. 13, 2004 | MARK WASHBURN
    Not since the Army replaced horseshoes with tires has a vehicle proven to be as versatile, reliable and multitasked as the humble Humvee. Though it was never designed to be a front-line vehicle, the Humvee has found itself increasingly in the crossfire in Iraq because it's speedy -- 65 mph on a straightaway is well within the reach of the 2 1/2-ton ultimate muscle machine -- and easily adapted to patrol and convoy security duties. Since the fall of Baghdad in 2003, Humvees have been the primary defender of the convoys supplying coalition forces in Iraq, both a high-profile and...
  • Iraqis Assist Soldiers with disabled vehicle near Fallujah

    08/23/2003 10:47:39 AM PDT · by saquin · 94 replies · 775+ views
    AL-FALLUJAH, Iraq--Soldiers from the 411th Military Police Company looked helplessly at one of their Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) as it sat in a roadside ditch dangerously close to flipping over. They had no vehicle powerful enough to lift the 29,850-pound ASV back onto the road. Platoon leader First Lt. Shannon Newell and her soldiers were in a potentially hostile area and she had to quickly decide what to do.It was late morning and the heat was becoming unbearable. Soon a crowd of people from the nearby village of As-Saqlawiyah, about 20 miles west of Baghdad, began gathering around them. The...
  • MPs like new heavily armored vehicle made in New Orleans

    06/16/2004 9:49:02 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 65 replies · 972+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | June 16, 2004 | MIKE MARSHALL
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- For American military police patrolling the streets of Baghdad, the scariest thing about this war is that they seldom control their contact with the enemy. That contact normally involves the detonation of a roadside bomb, car bomb, or rocket-propelled grenade that comes out of nowhere, fired by insurgents who quickly slip away. It is a contact common to warfare since medieval times, brutal and instantaneous: metal smashing against metal. And that's why MPs rolling out of the gates of Camp Graceland, on the south side of Baghdad, feel safest in a heavily armored experimental vehicle that is...
  • Textron gets order for armored vehicles

    05/03/2004 2:20:16 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 15 replies · 383+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Saturday, May 01, 2004 | Bruce Alpert
    <p>WASHINGTON -- With its Humvee vehicles coming under frequent attack in Iraq, the Army is placing a rush order for 28 new armored security vehicles to be built by Textron Marine and Land Systems in New Orleans.</p> <p>The ASVs, each equipped with grenade launcher and machine gun, cost about $600,000 each.</p>
  • Guerrilla Attacks Kill 4 U.S. Soldiers in Baghdad

    03/14/2004 1:46:09 AM PST · by KQQL · 75 replies · 245+ views ^ | Sun Mar 14, 2004 03:03 AM ET | Reuters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two separate roadside bomb blasts in Baghdad killed four U.S. soldiers, the U.S. Army said on Sunday. A spokesman said three soldiers were killed and one wounded in a blast around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday in southeast Baghdad. Another soldier was wounded when a roadside bomb exploded at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday and later died of his wounds. The attacks brought to 389 the number of U.S. soldiers killed in action in Iraq since the start of the war to oust Saddam Hussein