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Gadhafi Strikes Back At Rebels

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Saturday, March 5, 2011, In : World News 
It's really official now.  Moammar Gadhafi will not go quietly into that gentle night.  On Friday (March 4) his troops launched the first major assault against the rebels.  Early in the morning the elite Khamis Brigade, named sfter Moammar's son who commands it, descended on the western side of Zawiya, about 30 miles west of Tripoli, with mortar fire, heavy machine guns, tanks, and anti-aircraft weapons.  By sundown, a second brigade had broken through on the eastern side of the city.  The of...
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Libya Fighting Intensifies; Gadhafi Warns West On Interfering

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, In : World News 
For lack of a better term, Libya is now embroiled in what can only be described as a civil war.  What began as a loud protest on February 15 has now grown into a bloody revolt as a majority of Libyans are calling for Moammar Gadhafi to step down.  The Libyan leader is now holed up under heavy guard in Tripoli and has ordered counterattacks on the rebels in several cities.  A convoy of SUVs with anti-aircraft guns, backed by several hundred Gadhafi troops roared into the city of Brega on Wedne...
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Gadhafi Losing His Grip In Libya

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : World News 
As protests and military retaliation against protesters are escalating in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi is losing control of his country and finding that even some of the armed forces are not siding with him.  Estimates that at least 1,000 people, mostly in the Tripoli region, are dead are offset by the growing wave of support for the protesters among the military.  On the western border with Tunisia, soldiers from that area refused to open fire on protesters and chased officers away.  They now guar...
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Fighting Flares Up In Libya

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : World News 
The growing unrest in the Middle East continues to escalate.  Protesters have toppled the governments in Egypt and Tunisia, and the violence is spreading in Bahrain, but the worst unrest is now in Libya, where young people are calling for an end to the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, who has been in power for 42 years.  Protesters have seized control of Libya's second largest city, Bengazi, where reports that are trickling out say that police are nowhere to be seen and armed youths are directing t...
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Mubarak Resigns: Have People Won?

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : World News 
Shortly after nightfall on Friday, February 11, Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman went on national television to make a stunning announcement, saying "In these great circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic.  He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state."  As one, the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted in cheering, waving Egyptian flags, a...
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Google Marketing Partner Fueled Egypt Unrest

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : World News 
Wael Ghonim, a marketing manager for Google, gave an interview today within hours of being released after being detained by police in Cairo for 12 days.  Ghonim says he was accosted on the way to a friend's house twelve days ago by four men who worked him to the ground, blindfolded his, then took him to a secret location where he was interrogated for the better part of two weeks.  He is the overseer for Google marketing in the Middle East and Africa and usually works  from an office in Dubai....
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Egyptian Protests Get Violent, Press Members Attacked

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, In : World News 
A popular American newsman was attacked and injured as the protests in Egypt turned ugly on February 2.  Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak took to the streets in large numbers and confronted anti-government protesters.  Mubarak supporters broke lines on horseback and on camels and encroached on areas where protesters gathered.  The protesters, who were more numerous, pulled their attackers off their mounts and beat them bloody.  Things degenerated from there as both sides tore sidewalks a...
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Heavy Snow In Paris Closes Eiffel Tower

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Thursday, December 9, 2010, In : World News 
An unexpectedly heavy snow storm on Tuesday left Paris, France nearly crippled.  The storm was severe enough to completely close the Eiffel Tower.  During the winter, it's not unusual for the Tower elevators to be closed because they are operated with water pressure, and antifreeze can't perform well under the extremely high pressure required for them, but the stairs are usually available.  This time, however, even the stairs were closed off because they were deemed to be too dangerous to use...
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WikiLeaks Founder Gets Cyber Support

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : World News 
Julian Assange, the Australian founder of WikiLeaks, is getting some powerful help in his time of trouble.  Some Swedish women are accusing Assange of sexual misconduct, and a number of his financial backers, under pressure from America, have either pulled their funding or refused to have their servers used to carry the site's hosting.  Assange has turned himself in to London police while he fights extradition to Sweden, but his supporters fight on.  A group of so-called "hacktivists", operat...
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U.K. Scraps "No Touch" School Rule

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : World News 
In what will prove to be extremely beneficial for education, British Education Secretary Michael Gove said he is going to abolish the "no touch" rules that prevent teachers from restraining and comforting children.  Gove told reporters that while "I don't believe you should be able to hit children, I do believe that teachers need to know they can physically restrain children, they can interpose themselves between two children that may be causing trouble and they can remove them from the class...
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Train Crash Tragedy in Indonesia

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Saturday, October 2, 2010, In : World News 
Just minutes before we went off the air live on Friday night, we received word that a terrible train crash took place in Indonesia as a train from the capital, Jakarta, slammed into another train that was idling as it took on passengers in the city of Petarukan.  Bodies were still being extricated from the mangled cars at press time, and no official victim count or cause of the crash had been released.  Horrified onlookers and local residents quickly jumped in to begin rescuing the people tra...
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Report: Heavy Oil Coat On Gulf Floor

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : World News 
Grim news from New Orleans as of 9:10 AM Pacific Time today.  A team of researchers from the University of Georgia says they found a coating of oil on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, at least two inches thick and as far as 80 miles away from the plugged Deep Horizons well.  The latest sample was taken early this morning (Sept. 13) and was covering a number of dead animals such as shrimp and deep sea worms.  Samantha Joye, leader of the research team, says the oil is fresh and is probably fro...
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9/11 Protests All Aimed At Wrong Target

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, September 10, 2010, In : World News 
Tomorrow is September 11, the ninth anniversary of the so-called "attacks" on America, and extremists on both sides of the issue are aiming their slings and arrows at the wrong target.  Muslim extremists are mad at the American people, and American extremists are singling out Muslims as hate mongers.  As we here at Chief Jack Radio have been saying since the original 9/11, there is only one entity responsible for all this: the United States government and George Bush.  Bush has many friends i...
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Care For A Testicle?

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, August 30, 2010, In : World News 
You say you love unusual food?  Then this may be just what the doctor ordered.  The seventh annual Testicle Cooking Championship is currently going on in Serbia's city of Ozrem.  Local chef Ljubomr Erovic is the organizer of this offbeat festival that features both old and new recipes derived from the, well, scrotum.  In the Balkans, testicles are believed to accentuate a man's libido, and in Serbia they are commonly called "white kidneys".  High on the list this year are boar, camel, ostrich...
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Massive Traffic Jam In China

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, August 23, 2010, In : World News 
So, big deal, a traffic jam, but we'll bet you've never seen one like this.  The Beijing-Tibet expressway has been anything but "express" since August 14 as a higher than normal amount of heavy cargo trucks heading into Beijing and some road maintenance work have combined to create a traffic jam 100 kilometers long.  In America, the worst traffic jams occur on the 405 freeway heading into Los Angeles, but they've never been that bad.  Local Chinese merchants have capitalized on this traffic n...
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Iran's Reactor To Get Fuel

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : World News 
Iran's first nuclear plant will get fuel next week, courtesy of Russia.  The fuel will be loaded into the Bushehr Reactor on August 21 in spite of United States protests.  We want Iran to assure the world that it won't use the plant for military use, yet our fears are unfounded since the uranium will only be enriched about 3.5 percent,  Uranium must be enriched at least to 20 percent for weapons grade, and an atomic bomb needs at least 80 percent enrichment.  The fueling and start up will tak...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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