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  • Have you contacted your representative lately? (vanity)

    06/20/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    6/20/14 | Baynative
    I am down to my last nerve, as they say. Watching the news about the multiple scandals and how the residents of the beltway treat it all as no big deal infuriates me as I'm sure it does with many, many other American citizens. It is hard to prioritize the disgusting events we are witnessing, but I think one example might be the long overdue dismantling of the IRS. This is the agency that is being put in charge of every aspect of our lives from finance and savings to health care and they have the gall to admit they...
  • Geology Picture of This Week, January 9-15, 2011: New action from Mount Etna

    01/13/2011 9:01:12 PM PST · by cogitator · 3 replies
    Flickr ^ | 01/12/2011 | Flickr
    Etna Eruption 2011 A few days into the new year, Sicily's entertaining Mt. Etna kicked off a new eruptive phase. Picture below, and below that, link to video. Click image for BIG full-size. Etna eruption video (YouTube)
  • Terror Suspects were Active in Obama's Socialist "New Party"

    09/28/2010 10:01:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9/28/10 | Trevor L
    On September 24, about 20 FBI agents spent most of the day searching the Logan Square residence of Chicago activists Stephanie Weiner and her husband, Joseph Iosbaker, reports the Chicago Tribune. Working for Willie Delgado In 1998 the duo worked as leaders of the Chicago New Party, alongside Frankie Torres, Deborah McCoy, Jose Kader, Bob Palmer, Rafael Rodriguez (Board of Directors, Rosenberg Fund for Children), Yakira Nunez, Vinnie Izurieta, Pryianka Basu, Dave Rolston, and Mary Robles. Joe Iosbaker was at the time serving as Precinct Captain for Miguel del Valle in the 13th Ward (Remember that name, we investigate del...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Jan. 17-23, 2010: Sakurajima Volcano, Day and Night

    01/22/2010 10:01:15 PM PST · by cogitator · 2 replies · 680+ views
    Photovolcanica/Sakurajima ^ | January 2010 | Dr. Richard Roscoe
    When I saw these new pictures, I figured this week's post was easy. Here's two, but there are a lot more on the linked site.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, November 8-14, 2009: Mayon Volcano, Philippines

    11/13/2009 10:50:43 PM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 1,329+ views
    Various
    Not hard to figure out the inspiration for this one; frequently active and usually dangerous Mayon is set for another throat-clearing. Mayon erupting: Click for full-size: Mayon not erupting: Context image: Nice panorama (click for full-size):
  • ACTIVE’s Guide To Demonstrations: Countering ACORN

    04/07/2009 1:37:17 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 12 replies · 900+ views
    http://patdollard.com/ ^ | April 3rd, 2009 | ticticboom
    This is the final draft. Feel free to spread it around. - ttb A PatriotÂ’s Guide to Demonstrations For decades, protests and marches have primarily been associated with the Left. There are many reasons for this. They generally internalize politics to an extreme extent, becoming obsessed with policies that have absolutely nothing to do with their lives, families, or communities. They have jobs that either give them large amounts of free time or have few repercussions for disappearing for a few days, assuming they have jobs at all. At least half of any Leftist mob will be teachers, baristas, or...
  • Shedding Light on the Protein Big Bang Theory

    03/15/2009 3:14:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 1,975+ views
    CEH ^ | March 13, 2009
    Shedding Light on the Protein Big Bang Theory March 13, 2009 — The precise three-dimensional structure of a typical protein molecule is so complex, its origin would seem hopeless by chance. What if evolutionary biologists were to discover a whole host of proteins literally exploded into existence at the beginning of complex life? We can find out what they would think by looking at an article on the “protein big bang” found on Astrobiology Magazine...
  • Obama Targets Military Health Care - 50% cut

    02/13/2009 4:10:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 53 replies · 19,007+ views
    email | SandRat
    After reading this, please notify your Senator and Representatives to vote 'NO' on this part, if you are against taking even more from our Military. No other job in this country asks you to risk your life for your job!!!! Prisoners get free medical as does the crack heads of this country.......WHY should we take from our Military to enable those kinds of people to have more??????!!!!! This will take away from Active and Veterans of our country. PLEASE PASS THIS ON QUICKLY!!!!! From: Retired O-6 Subj: Obama Targets Military Health Care-50% cut. Guess we had better be ready to...
  • All Active-Duty, Reserve Components Make or Exceed July Recruiting Goals

    08/11/2008 5:20:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 102+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2008 – All 10 military components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in July, with the Marine Corps leading the active-duty components and the Air National Guard on top of other reserve components. In terms of recruiting percentages, the Marine Corps bested all active-duty components, attaining 117 percent of its goal. Meanwhile, the Army and Air Force made 101 percent, and the Navy added 100 percent of its target number, according to information provided today by Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman. Data published on the Defense Department Web site shows that the Marine Corps goal was 4,094, but...
  • Active, Guard Members Give Back to Disabled Vets

    07/30/2008 10:35:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 148+ views
    OMAHA, Neb., July 30, 2008 – As disabled veterans tested their limits during the National Disabled Veterans Wheelchair Games, which wrapped up here yesterday, nearly 400 military volunteers provided the behind-the-scenes support that officials said made the games a success. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Phil Stacey, better known as an “American Idol” finalist during season six, sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the opening of the slalom obstacle course competition at the 28th National Disabled Veterans Wheelchair Games. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Nebraska Army and Air National Guardsmen, as well...
  • First Community Sites to Open for Reserve, Active-Duty Families

    03/14/2008 4:19:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 99+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 14, 2008 – A new “virtual installation” concept that helps families who live far from a military base get information and tap into services available for them during their loved ones’ deployment is expected to begin rolling out next month. Recognizing the challenges Reserve families face during deployments, Laura Stultz, wife of Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, is promoting a virtual installation concept that helps bring information and other resources within reach of families far from military posts. Army Reserve photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Plans are being laid to open several...
  • Face of Defense: ‘Active First’ Grad Continues Family Tradition

    02/28/2008 4:36:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 72+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2008 – Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard soldier to graduate directly into the active Army’s ranks through a new program called “Active First,” in which recruits commit to service in the active-duty Army followed by service in the National Guard. Army Pvt. Raymond Loree is the first soldier to graduate from the Army National Guard’s “Active First” program. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Loree, who enlisted Oct. 18, graduated from one-station unit training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on Feb. 22. Active First recruits enlist in the...
  • All Active Services Meet December Recruiting Goals

    01/10/2008 3:56:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 179+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2008 – All four services met or surpassed their monthly active-duty recruiting goals for December, and five of the six reserve components showing similar success, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army recruited 789 active-duty soldiers last month, 105 percent of its December goal. On the reserve-component side, the Army National Guard recruited 4,985 members, 120 percent of its goal, and the Army Reserve, 3,280 soldiers, 107 percent of its goal. The Marine Corps recruited 1,992 active-duty Marines, 115 percent of its goal, and met its goal of recruiting 410 Marine Corps reservists. The Air Force...
  • A modern version of the Little Engine That Could

    01/08/2008 2:41:56 PM PST · by gkarlin · 4 replies · 207+ views
    47th Ward Republicans, Chicago, IL ^ | January 8, 2008 | Gary Karlin
    Many years ago, I remember viewing a video of a preacher who had Cerebral Palsy and most people either made fun of him or sold him short of what he could accomplish. His parents would say things like "He will never marry or have children". "He would never be able to work independently or earn an income for himself" and so on and so forth. His name, Rev. David Ring.
  • Active, Reserve Components Meet November Recruiting Goals

    12/11/2007 4:10:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 332+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2007 – All military components met their recruiting goals in November, Defense Department officials said here yesterday. It was the sixth month in a row that all services made their recruiting goals, officials said. The military is recruiting in a difficult environment, defense officials said. Only three out of every 10 Americans in the targeted age group qualifies for military service. A good American economy and feelings against the Iraq war degrade the propensity of young Americans to enlist, officials said. Still, the military is doing well. On the active-duty side, the Marine Corps made 108 percent...
  • Cosmic ray mystery solved?

    11/12/2007 1:12:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 105+ views
    Universe's most energetic particles point to huge black holesThe most energetic particles in the universe – ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays – likely come from supermassive black holes in the hearts of nearby active galaxies, says a study by scientists from nearly 90 research institutions worldwide, including the University of Utah. “We discovered the sources of the highest energy particles in the universe,” says Miguel Mostafa, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Utah and one of 370 scientists and engineers belonging to a 17-nation collaboration that operates the $54 million Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. “The sources are the...
  • New Agreement to Help Balance Active Army, National Guard

    10/11/2007 4:25:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 145+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2007 – A new agreement between the active Army and Army National Guard represents a big step toward achieving the force structure balance Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. calls critical to the Army’s transformation. Senior Army leaders signed a memo of understanding Oct. 9 during the Association of the U.S. Army convention here to firm up a plan to rebalance force structure and resources between the active and reserve components. Under the plan, the Army National Guard will have 112 brigades: 28 brigade combat teams, 46 multifunctional brigades and 38 functional brigades. It...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 26-Sept. 1, 2007: Giant Geyser (Yellowstone)

    08/31/2007 8:49:14 AM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies · 367+ views
    I discovered while searching that Giant Geyser has become reasonably active, erupting every 7-10 days or so, sometimes even less. Because Steamboat in the Norris Geyser Basin is extremely irregular (1-5 eruptions a year), this probably makes Giant the largest regular performing geyser in the world. For perspective, an eruption of Old Faithful puts out about 10,000 gallons. An eruption of Giant puts out roughly a million gallons. More pictures of this eruption here: Giant Eruptions September 4 and 9, 2006
  • Forecaster sees active Atlantic hurricane season (London-based forecaster Tropical Storm Risk)

    03/21/2007 7:35:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 736+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/07 | Reuters
    MIAMI (Reuters) - The Atlantic hurricane season will be exceptionally active this year, according to a British forecasting group, raising the possibility that killer storms like Hurricane Katrina could again threaten the United States. London-based forecaster Tropical Storm Risk on Tuesday said the six-month season, which begins on June 1, was expected to bring 17 tropical storms, of which nine will strengthen into hurricanes with winds of at least 74 miles per hour. Four of those are expected to become more destructive "intense" hurricanes, TSR said. The long-term average for the Atlantic is for 10 storms to form during the...
  • Military Handbooks (FREE Military Handbooks for Active and Retired U.S. Military Personnel )

    03/08/2007 5:27:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 675+ views
    2007 United States Military Handbook The United States Military Handbook is designed to help all active duty U.S. Military personnel by giving them the most accurate and complete information available anywhere on pay, allowances, taxes, health care and TRICARE benefits, Veterans and Social Security Benefits, travel, transportation, SBP, retirement, Spac-A, installation listings, statistical data, and much, much more! Click here to request your Handbook. 2007 U.S. Military Retired Handbook The United States Military Retired Handbook is designed to help all U.S. Military personnel who have retired - or who are planning to retire. This unique guide covers everything from...
  • Active Military Meets January Recruiting Goals; Retention Remains Strong

    02/12/2007 4:20:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 349+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2007 – All active components of the military services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for January, the Defense Department announced today. The Army achieved 111 percent of its goal with 9,306 troops; the Air Force, 100 percent of its goal with 2,552 troops; the Navy, 100 percent of its goal with 2,764; and the Marine Corps, 108 percent with 3,403. Four of six of the reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals for January. The Army National Guard, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve all achieved more than 100 percent...
  • Marines Pose For Beefcake Calendar

    10/13/2006 9:34:16 AM PDT · by rocksblues · 30 replies · 1,506+ views
    WRAL ^ | 6:44 am EDT October 13, 2006 | unknown
    Calendar To Raise Funds For Wounded Vets NEW YORK -- A group of Marines and ex-Marines who fought in Iraq -- including two wounded there -- is featured in a beefcake calendar being sold to help wounded veterans. "It's a stopgap effort to help people where government programs leave off," said Rudy Reyes, who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan and is on the calendar's cover. "This is a way for citizens to help citizens." The "America's Heroes" calendar is being sold by Freedom is Not Free, a San Diego-based nonprofit group that helps injured service members...
  • Services Meet or Exceed Active Duty Recruiting Goals for 14th Straight Month

    08/10/2006 5:22:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 374+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2006 – All active-duty military components met or exceeded their July recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today, marking the 14th consecutive month the services have met or exceeded their goals. The Army exceeded its goal of 10,450 recruits; it signed up 10,890 new soldiers, for 104 percent of its goal. The Navy and Air Force both came in at 100 percent, with 4,043 and 2,121 recruited respectively, while the Marine Corps hit 112 percent of its July goal, with 3,197 recruits. “It demonstrates that men and women of military-service age are finding that they want to...
  • Self-Cooling Soda Bottles? [thin-film technology may make conventional A/C obsolete]

    07/11/2006 3:21:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 41 replies · 1,383+ views
    Researchers work to shrink technology that harnesses sun's energy to both heat and coolEvery day, the sun bathes the planet in energy--free of charge--yet few systems can take advantage of that source for both heating and cooling. Now, researchers are making progress on a thin-film technology that adheres both solar cells and heat pumps onto surfaces, ultimately turning walls, windows, and maybe even soda bottles into climate control systems. On July 12, 2006, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) researcher Steven Van Dessel and his colleagues will announce their most recent progress--including a computer model to help them simulate the climate within...
  • Data on 2.2M Active Troops Stolen From VA

    06/07/2006 3:54:26 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies · 705+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7 Jun 06 | Hope Yen
    Data on 2.2M Active Troops Stolen From VA By HOPE YEN ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly all active-duty military, Guard and Reserve members - about 2.2 million total - may be at risk for identity theft because their personal information was among those stolen from a Veterans Affairs employee last month. In a new disclosure Tuesday, VA Secretary Jim Nicholson said the agency was mistaken when it said over the weekend that up to 50,000 Navy and National Guard personnel were among the 26.5 million veterans whose names, birthdates and Social Security numbers were stolen on May 3. The...
  • Superstition Stops Villagers Fleeing Active Java Volcano (Merapi)

    05/14/2006 7:00:06 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 447+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-15-2006 | Sebastien Berger
    Superstition stops villagers fleeing active Java volcano By Sebastien Berger on Mount Merapi (Filed: 15/05/2006) Clouds of ash and smoke and a fiery stream of lava were pouring out of Mount Merapi yesterday as Indonesian authorities grew increasingly concerned. Thousands of villagers fled the fertile slopes of the volcano after officials on the island of Java said an eruption was imminent. A fiery stream of lava cascades down the side of Mount Merapi on the island of Java yesterday They raised their alert to the highest possible status and ordered an evacuation of territory stretching up to seven miles from...
  • Political offensive targets Bush

    03/18/2006 2:19:31 PM PST · by BellStar · 59 replies · 1,340+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 18, 2006 | Rowan Scarborough
    Political offensive targets Bush By Rowan ScarboroughTHE WASHINGTON TIMESMarch 18, 2006 Senate Democrats have mapped a political battle plan for the March congressional recess that calls on lawmakers to stage press events with active duty military personnel, veterans and emergency responders to bash President Bush on virtually every one of his national security policies.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, January 22-28, 2006: Features around Lassen Peak

    01/23/2006 10:16:36 AM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 359+ views
    ShallowSky ^ | August 2000 | Dave and Akkana
    While sometimes I feature the work of professional photographers, I found these three at the linked site. Interested readers are invited to search and post their own favorites of these features, if so inclined. Lassen Peak Bumpass Hell Burney Falls -- a beautiful and unique waterfall I'd never heard of before
  • AR Freeper Needs AZ Freeper Help!(Just received deployment orders)

    01/10/2006 3:05:25 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 47 replies · 1,367+ views
    10 JAN 06 | dcbryan1
    Well, this is not what I expected, but at National Guard Drill this weekend, I expected to receive orders to deploy to New Orleans, LA in support of Operation Katrina relief (yes, Arkansas National Guard is still there), or to Iraq/Afghanistan since I didn't go with the 142nd FA this month. But instead, I received orders to active duty for many months to Fort Huachuca, Arizona.I was needing advice on the SE area of Arizona, specifically, Sierra Vista, Tuscon, Bigsby, etc.I spent all day with ATF getting my Class III firearms ready to go to be stored at the company...
  • Recruits join armed forces seeking war

    11/07/2005 3:17:49 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 66 replies · 1,989+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Going to war, more than job opportunities and money for college, is the post-September 11 allure for joining the armed services, military officials say. And, in a trend that bewilders and dismays those opposed to the war in Iraq, enlistment numbers are up and recruiting goals are mostly being met or exceeded.
  • Active duty troops won't be used for forcible evacuations in New Orleans (It's Illegal)

    09/08/2005 7:18:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies · 688+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8 Sep 05 | Jeff Schogol and Lisa Burgess,
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Active duty troops will not be used to forcibly evacuate people from New Orleans, but National Guard troops might, the deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command said Wednesday. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin instructed law enforcement officers and the U.S. military late Tuesday to evacuate all holdouts for their own safety. But none have been forcibly removed yet, said Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Inge. Should authorities decide to remove the people, that task would fall to the roughly 900 New Orleans police officers still on duty and the National Guard, he said. Since forcible evacuations would be...
  • More Active, Guard Troops Join Katrina Response

    09/03/2005 7:29:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 235+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 3, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2005 – President Bush announced today the deployment of 7,000 more active-duty forces to support hurricane relief operations along the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast. There, they will join 5,000 other active forces and almost 22,000 National Guardsmen already on the ground evacuating stranded people, getting food, water and other supplies to victims and relief agencies and supporting security efforts. Troops from the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force will join the relief effort within the next 24 to 72 hours, Bush announced in the Rose Garden today after touring...
  • America Supports You: Group Eases Financial Burden for Patients, Families

    07/25/2005 5:53:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 523+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 25, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, July 24, 2005 – A group based here at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here has stepped forward to help families of wounded servicemembers with expenses to stay in the area while their loved ones recover in this high-cost area. Out of concern for the overwhelming number of family members of war-wounded servicemembers showing up at the hospital's doorstep needing financial assistance, the Walter Reed command asked the Walter Reed Society to help. "So on March 19, 2004, we created the Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Family Support Fund," said retired Army Sgt. Maj. Daniel J. Bullis, the society's...
  • Boy Scout Jamboree returns to Fort A.P. Hill

    07/19/2005 4:16:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 46 replies · 2,060+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 19, 2005 | Rey Guzman
    Boy Scout Jamboree returns to Fort A.P. HillBy Rey GuzmanJuly 19, 2005 FORT A.P. Hill, Va. (Army News Service, July 18, 2005) – Thousands of Boy Scouts from across the nation will navigate their way to Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for the 2005 National Scout Jamboree July 25 through Aug. 3. More than 42,000 Boy Scouts and adult leaders, along with an additional 270,000 visitors, are expected to convene at the 10-day, national event conducted every four years by the Boys Scouts of America. About 2,000 Soldiers from the active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard, and an additional 200...
  • US aims Star Trek ray guns at nuclear sites - (new technology protects against terror attacks)

    07/06/2005 8:23:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 877+ views
    VNU NET.COM ^ | JULY 6, 2005 | Robert Jaques
    US scientists have unveiled details of a project that aims to develop Star Trek-style ray guns that could keep "security adversaries" out of Department of Energy (DoE) nuclear sites. The DoE Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, together with the Department of Defense, is "exploring the potential" of directed energy weapons based on millimetre-wave rays. Dubbed Active Denial Technology (ADT), the systems are an emerging class of non-lethal weaponry using 95GHz millimetre-wave directed energy. According to the DoE the technology is capable of rapidly heating human skin to a pain level that has been demonstrated as "very effective at...
  • AP Interview: Algerian insurgents active

    06/18/2005 11:27:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 323+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/18/05 | Todd Pitman- AP
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Al-Qaida-linked Algerian insurgents are becoming more active in Africa's remote, ungoverned deserts, and increased cooperation among African nations will be key to averting future terror attacks, a top U.S. general said Saturday. U.S. Maj. Gen. Thomas Csrnko said the No. 1 threat to the region was Algeria's Salafist Group for Call and Combat, an al-Qaida affiliated movement that loaded fighters onto a dozen trucks earlier this month and attacked an isolated Mauritanian army outpost near the Algerian and Mali borders. The surprise assault left 15 Mauritanian soldiers and nine Salafists dead. The attack was a clear...
  • Program Returns Wounded Guard, Reserve Troops Home to Recover

    05/25/2005 6:49:25 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 228+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 24, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2005 – When wounded active-component soldiers get sent home from a deployment for medical care, they're generally treated directly at their home bases. Not so for their reserve-component counterparts. Typically they return to their mobilization stations and get assigned to a medical hold company. There, sometimes hundreds or even thousands of miles away from their homes and families, they receive follow-on medical care that can stretch out for months. The Army has come up with a solution that's proving to be the best medicine of all: Community-Based Healthcare Organizations. These new offices arrange for wounded troops to...
  • America Supports You: Home Depot Offers Memorial Day Discount

    05/25/2005 6:45:59 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 25 replies · 1,009+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 25, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2005 – A major home-improvement chain is offering Memorial Day discounts to all active-duty and reserve-component troops, retired military personnel, veterans, and their families. The 10-percent-off offer is good on purchases up to $2,000 for a maximum discount of $200 between May 26-30 at Home Depot stores, Home Depot Floor stores, Home Depot Landscape Supply stores and Expo Design Center locations. "This discount is our way of saying 'thanks' to the brave men and women of our armed forces," said Bob Nardelli, the chain's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "The Home Depot has an ongoing commitment...
  • True Faith is Active, Not Passive (A.W. Tozer)

    05/16/2005 7:30:12 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 4 replies · 169+ views
    A CHRISTIAN IS ONE WHO BELIEVES on Jesus Christ as Lord. With this statement every evangelical agrees. Indeed there would appear to be nothing else to do, since the New Testament is crystal clear about the matter. This first acknowledgment of Christ as Lord and Saviour is usually followed by baptism and membership in a Protestant church, the one because it satisfies a craving for fellowship with others of like mind. A few Christians shy away from organized religion, but the vast majority, while they recognize the imperfections of the churches, nevertheless feel that they can serve their Lord better...
  • U.S. Says Iran 'Most Active' State Sponsor Of Terrorism

    04/29/2005 7:52:29 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 454+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2005
    Washington, 28 April 2005 (RFE/RL) -- The U.S. State Department says in a new report that Iran was the "most active" state sponsor of terrorism last year, putting the Tehran government atop a group of six countries cited in the department's annual report on terrorism that remain subject to U.S. sanctions. The U.S. government also released new figures indicating a large amount of terrorist activity worldwide in 2004 but officials insisted it did not mean a sharp increase from previous years. The State Department report, issued yesterday, says Iran continues to use terrorism as an instrument of state policy, most...
  • Death to "Diplomacy" with Iran

    03/25/2005 9:44:40 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 389+ views
    aynrand.org ^ | Mar 25th, 05
    European "diplomacy" with Iran--now supported by Washington--is self-destructive. The widely hailed diplomatic effort led by Britain, France and Germany is touted as a reasonable way to settle the dispute over Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program without any losers. By enticing Iran to the negotiating table, we are told, the West can avoid a military confrontation, while Iran gains "economic incentives" that can help build its economy. But this deal--now backed also by the Bush Administration--can only strengthen Iran and turn it into a greater menace. The European deal--which is said to include the sale of civilian aircraft and membership for...
  • VOLCANOES BENEATH THE SEA [10,000 going]

    03/18/2005 10:19:20 PM PST · by Quix · 73 replies · 1,839+ views
    http://www.riverdeep.net/current/2001/02/021601_volcano.jhtml ^ | 16 FEB 2001 | EDITOR RIVER DEEP WEBSITE MAYBE
    Volcanoes beneath the Sea A Fiery Birth Last May, amazed scientists watched as lava and ash blasted through the surface of the Pacific Ocean and high into the air. They were getting a rare glimpse of a live eruption from an undersea volcano. How do these submarine volcanoes work? "Fiery birth of a new Pacific island!" read the May 24 announcement from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization (CSIRO). CSIRO had sent a team of researchers to study the dormant undersea Kavachi volcano in the Solomon Islands east of Australia. They discovered that the volcano was not dormant at...
  • America Supports You: Brewery Offers Theme Park Admission (Tell All Active, Guard and Reserves)

    02/27/2005 2:59:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 1,415+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 02/25/05 | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2005 -- Dan Hartman's "Free Ride" could be the theme song to the Anheuser-Busch Company's latest offer to the military. This month, the brewery announced that once again it will open the gates to its SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place theme parks for free as a way of saying thanks to servicemembers and their families. The company's latest promotion, dubbed "Here's to the Heroes," offers a free single-day admission to servicemembers, including Guardsmen and Reservists, and as many as three "direct dependents," according to Fred Jacobs, senior director for communications at Busch Entertainment Corp. The offer...
  • Iran's Al-Qaeda Link: What the 9-11 Commission Found

    01/19/2005 8:05:41 AM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 684+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | January 19, 2005 | Middle East Quarterly
    While the State Department's Patterns of Global Terrorism—2003 report [1] labeled Iran "the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2003," the Bush administration has yet to agree on a national security presidential directive to define U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic.[2] Meanwhile, Tehran continues to edge closer to nuclear capability.[3]The following are excerpts from the 9/11 Commission Report, an unclassified version of which was released to the public on July 22, 2004.[4] The commission interviewed more than 1,000 people in ten countries and conducted an unprecedented review of U.S. intelligence. Among its findings, excerpted below, was evidence of a...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • National Guard and Reserve Mobilized as of Feb. 18, 2004

    02/18/2004 8:28:43 AM PST · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 168+ views
    United States Department of Defense ^ | February 18, 2004 | DoD Media Release
    This week, the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps each report a decrease in the number of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization. The Navy reports an increase. The net collective result is 4,520 fewer reservists than last week. At any given time, services may mobilize some units and individuals while demobilizing others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. Total number currently on active duty in support of the partial mobilization for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 155,838; Naval Reserve 2,238; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve,...
  • Highly Active Compound Found In Coffee May Prevent Colon Cancer

    10/15/2003 9:21:46 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 390+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-15-2003 | American Chemical Society
    Source: American Chemical Society Date: 2003-10-15 Highly Active Compound Found In Coffee May Prevent Colon Cancer Drinking coffee may help prevent colon cancer, according to a group of researchers in Germany. They identified a potent antioxidant compound in the popular brew that appears in animal studies to boost the activity of phase II enzymes, which are thought to protect against colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The study is scheduled to appear in the Nov. 5 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society,...
  • (Military) Stretched too thin By Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)

    08/20/2003 8:16:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies · 278+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 20 Aug 03 | Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
    <p>"You may fly over a land forever; you may bomb it, atomize it, pulverize it and wipe it clean of life — but if you desire to defend it, protect it and keep it for civilization, you must do this on the ground, the way the Roman legions did, by putting your young men into the mud."</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-16-03

    04/15/2003 10:24:19 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 11 replies · 238+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-16-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 April 16 Magma Bubbles from Mt. Etna Credit & Copyright: Marco Fulle (Stromboli online) Explanation: Mt. Etna erupted spectacularly in 2001 June. Pictured above, the volcano was photographed expelling bubbles of hot magma, some of which measured over one meter across. One reason planetary geologists study Earth's Mt. Etna is because of its likely similarity to volcanoes on Mars. Mt. Etna, a basalt volcano, is composed of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-31-03

    03/30/2003 10:11:59 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 249+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-31-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 31 Mt. Etna Lava Plumes Credit & Copyright: Marco Fulle (Stromboli online) Explanation: Mt. Etna has been erupting for hundreds of thousands of years. Located in Sicily, Italy, the volcano produces lava fountains over one kilometer high. Mt. Etna is not only one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, it is one of the largest, measuring over 50 kilometers at its base and rising nearly...