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  • Winds of patriotism renewed [He NOW starts to feel patriotic?]

    11/23/2008 4:46:20 AM PST · by Pipeline · 46 replies · 1,424+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 11/16/2008 | J. Peder Zane and Kristin Collins
    Ronnie Chapman has hidden away his American flag for much of the past eight years. "I felt it was no longer a symbol of the country I love, but of Bush and support for his war," said the 48-year-old pharmacist from Cary. "The first thing I did the morning after the election was take it from my den and fly it proudly in front of my house."
  • Iraqi Air Force Pilots Get Airborne in ‘King Air’ for First Time

    02/28/2008 3:48:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 141+ views
    Iraqi pilots of the Iraqi Air Force's 3rd Squadron take off from the runway here during the first Iraqi flown sortie in the King Air 350I aircraft. The King Air is currently the most advanced aircraft in Iraq’s arsenal and enhances the abilities of this re-born Air Force. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman SerMae Lampkin. KIRKUK — The Iraqi Air Force’s 3rd Squadron took another step on the path to establishing a fully functioning airpower capability here as Iraqi pilots recently took the controls of a King Air 350 for the first time. The King Air is the...
  • Mosque opens for first time since attack

    03/01/2007 8:02:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie
    YUFUFIYAH — To most Iraqis, a mosque is a sacred place, but to terrorists it can be a target for sectarian violence. Iraqis celebrated the re-opening of a Yusufiyah mosque as Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), the 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi army Division and the Iraqi police secured the area for the event, Feb. 23. The mosque had been closed since it was attacked by terrorists last October, and the Iraqis have been working diligently to have it reopened. “This is a good day for the people of...
  • information needed about 1st gun purchase

    05/15/2005 8:37:08 PM PDT · by rosy_toes · 281 replies · 4,438+ views
    I am a US citizen & my British husband is a lawful, DOCUMENTED, permanent resident (he has to wait another 17 months before he can become a citizen). We want to buy a handgun, for personal safety in our home. Does anyone know; would the fact that he is not yet a citizen effect us getting a gun? I have a CRAZY relative (brother), who has sworn to kill me (he attacked me at Christmas, breaking 2 of my fingers, giving me a fat lip & black eye - yet, believe it or not, when Police arrived, I WAS ARRESTED,...
  • Former Senator Strom Thurmond Becomes 1st Time Grandfather at 100 [Better Late then Never]

    06/17/2003 5:08:33 PM PDT · by ewing · 19 replies · 213+ views
    The State ^ | June 17, 2003 | Lee Bandy
    In a statement announcing the (9 pound, 20 inches long) baby born at 1:59PM Monday to Julie Thurmond Whitmer and Marvin Whitmer, the former Republican Senator and his wife said, 'We are overjoyed and grateful to God with the safe arrival of baby Tate.Nancy Thurmond flew to Washington to be with her daughter.Strom, who is in frail health, remained in his private suite at the Edgefield County Hospital, where he has lived since retiring in January from 48 years in the United States Senate.Nancy said Monday he is doing remarkably well given his age and weakened physical state.On Thurmonds 100th...