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The FF's 16th Anniversary

Post by Riddick » 04-15-2016 03:26 AM

Is Next Thursday

HOW 'BOUT DAT

I say Let's Party :D

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Re: The FF's 16th Anniversary

Post by Cherry Kelly » 04-15-2016 11:39 AM

OK - let's party!! later (got work to do first) :)

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Re: The FF's 16th Anniversary

Post by Riddick » 04-15-2016 04:27 PM

I wonder if sending out a mass invite would pack 'em in?

No worry about grub Al Bundy's getting it ready



Whaddya think? How 'bout it Fan??

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And Now For Some Age-Appropriate Tunes

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Number One Billboard Top 100 Song For April 21 2000

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World News Roundup For April 21 2000

Post by Riddick » 04-17-2016 09:02 PM

On this April 21st in 2000 it was not only Good Friday it was also a day of protests and emotions in Miami. The Elian Gonzalez case was rapidly coming to a boil and the Justice Department was attempting to move quickly to diffuse the situation from getting any further out of hand.

The Cuban-American community voiced loud opposition to Washington’s decision to reunite the 6 year-old boy with his father back in Havana. Protestors hit the streets and confrontations took place between Police and crowds. And for a time it threatened to get out of hand.

But Washington was adamant that Elian Gonzalez needed to be back home with his father.

The boy, who accompanied his mother in an attempted refugee migration from Cuba to the U.S. took a deadly turn when the boat they were in sank, drowning Gonzalez’ mother. Elian was rescued and brought to Miami, where relatives offered to take care of the boy. But his biological father was still in Havana, and the INS felt it was the only legal alternative that Elian be taken back to Havana.

Not so, demanded many members of the Cuban-American community, and a fight to keep Elian in the U.S. was well underway. Similar protests were taking place in Havana, only they were demanding Elian’s return.

There was other news going on, this April 21st in 2000.

Another law protecting kids surfing the Internet took effect today. The law was designed to protect underage youth from predators and those seeking personal information from their families.

A gruesome railroad grade-crossing accident took the lives of two women and two children riding with them, as Police sought witnesses as well as one of the women’s former boyfriends in the cause of the deadly accident. 911 calls revealed one of the women was being pursued by two men, who rammed the car from the rear, forcing it into the path of an oncoming train.

The Russian Duma approved a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, one week after approving the ratification of the START II Arms Reduction Treaty and just ahead of a UN Conference on halting the spread of nuclear weapons. Many saw it as a move to upstage the US who had rejected the Test Ban Treaty the year before.

And President Clinton met with PLO Chairman Yassar Arafat for three hours in an attempt to get the Middle-East Peace talks back on track before the September deadline. Both Israel and the PLO asked the U.S. to take a more active role in the talks and President Clinton was encouraged by what he saw as a genuine attempt to tackle some of the thorny issues in the Peace Settlement.

http://pastdaily.com/2015/04/21/emotion ... l-21-2000/

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EVERYBODY!

Post by Riddick » 04-21-2016 12:43 AM

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Re: The FF's 16th Anniversary

Post by Raggedyann » 04-21-2016 02:22 AM

Holy Hannah, 16 years. I remember the night in 2003 when I first discovered the FF. I found out about this site from Art's show. Those were great times and I learned a lot from a plethora of truly amazing posters. Knew little about US politics then but if you wanted to post you had to learn and it was this place that started my fascination for the goings on in America.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

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Re: The FF's 16th Anniversary

Post by Fan » 04-21-2016 06:14 AM

Hey all, thanks for being here! Happy anniversary.

Here is the original first anniversary image http://web.archive.org/web/200108061702 ... irtFfp.jpg

Is there grog? I could use some with caffeine in it preferably :)
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Re: The FF's 16th Anniversary

Post by Riddick » 04-21-2016 06:58 AM

A Fantastically Frothy eye-opening delight? No prob... Hyper caffeinated morning grog comin' RIGHT UP!

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It's the drink that if it doesn't kill you, it makes you want to say ARRRRRRRRRRRGH all the rest of the day

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Post by kbot » 04-21-2016 10:50 AM

Whaaaaaattt???? No eggs and wenches!?!??!?!?!
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Re: The FF's 16th Anniversary

Post by Doka » 04-21-2016 01:28 PM

HAPPY 16TH ANNIVERSARY EVERYONE


So Glad you all are here! And Thank You, Fan, for keeping the "Meeting Place" open!

GO PIRATES............ :grog:
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Re: The FF's 16th Anniversary

Post by kbot » 04-21-2016 03:25 PM

Doka wrote:HAPPY 16TH ANNIVERSARY EVERYONE
And Thank You, Fan, for keeping the "Meeting Place" open! GO PIRATES............ :grog:
Hear hear!!!!!!!!

Thanks Fan!!!!!!! :notworthy :bigup:
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