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  • [Sean]Penn,[Cindy]Sheehan,Gonzalez to Address March 16th Peace Vigil in San Francisco (FReep?)

    03/10/2008 9:33:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 786+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | March 8, 2008
    SAN FRANCISCO, Actor Sean Penn and Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan will headline "Iraq: 5 Years Too Many", an event marking the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Also featured will be Reverend Gregory Stewart, Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church; Matt Gonzalez, former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; and Justin Raimondo, Editorial Director of Antiwar.com. The program will begin at 5pm on Sunday, March 16th, 2008 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street (near Geary) in San Francisco. After the speakers finish, attendees will march to the War Memorial Auditorium on Van Ness...
  • Al-Qaeda recruiting geeks to run multimedia operation

    03/08/2008 11:59:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 620+ views
    The Taipei Times ^ | March 9, 2008 | Kathy Gannon
    One expert said some productions made by the terror group were 'good enough to put on the Discovery Channel' PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN In an Internet age, al-Qaeda prizes geek jihadis as much as would-be suicide bombers and gunmen. The terror network is recruiting computer-savvy technicians to produce sophisticated Web documentaries and multimedia products aimed at Muslim audiences in the US, Britain and other Western countries. Already, the terror movement's al-Sahab production company is turning out high quality material, some of which rivals productions by Western media companies. The documentaries appear regularly on Islamist Web sites, which al-Qaeda uses to recruit followers...
  • Our heroes deserve respect

    03/08/2008 7:00:17 AM PST · by GAB-1955 · 2 replies · 338+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 03/09/2008 | Martin Phillips, John Troup, and Alex West
    SELDOM has the sacrifice of so many been so sneered at by such a worthless few. Barely a week goes by without one or more brave members of our Armed Forces giving their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. We at The Sun SALUTE our heroic Boys and Girls – and today declare the ban on them wearing their proud uniforms in public an INSULT. Last night PM Gordon Brown slammed a barmy order that 2,000 RAF personnel must don civvies on a city’s streets to avoid confrontations with “antiwar” thugs. The same cowardly minority of hooligans have spat at and...
  • Clinton, Obama: Own up to feces throwers! (Melanie Morgan on Times Square bombing)

    03/07/2008 10:17:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1,016+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 7, 2008 | Melanie Morgan
    The improvised explosive device went off at approximately 3:45 a.m., shattering glass and twisting the building's metal frame. Some will dismiss this as just another attack on our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan. But, the attack didn't take place in the Middle East – the attack against our troops took place here on American soil. The bombing of the military recruiting center located at Times Square in New York City is still under investigation. Police report a hooded individual leaving the scene on a bike just prior to the bomb's explosion. Eight Democratic politicians received letters providing a warning of...
  • EAGLE'S NEST II

    02/24/2008 3:46:04 PM PST · by MountainFlower · 113 replies · 1,356+ views
    email | Col. Riley
    <p>Please visit http://www.rtmrwdc.org/upevents.html and view Rolling Thunder Washington DC support.</p> <p>As I’ve suggested on many occasions, the only way to support our nation, our troops, our fallen, and make our point, send our message, convince people of what we stand for, is putting our ”boots on the ground”, or should I say “rubber on the target”?</p>
  • Pro-Troop Group Launches 'Attack' Ad On Berkeley (MoveAmericaForward.Org Buys National Ad Time)

    02/29/2008 7:21:53 PM PST · by RDTF · 18 replies · 250+ views
    nbc11 ^ | Feb 29, 2008 | not specified
    The Marines are getting a boost from one of the country's largest pro-troop organizations. MoveAmericaForward.org has launched a new ad criticizing the city.
  • First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

    02/27/2008 5:29:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 490+ views
    Military.com/Army News Service ^ | February 23, 2008 | Carrie McLeroy
    WASHINGTON - During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor. The White House announced this morning that Keeble will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 3. Keeble is one of the most decorated Soldiers in North Dakota history. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was born...
  • Rigged Trials at Gitmo (grab a barf bag)

    02/24/2008 3:34:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 195+ views
    Yahoo! News/The Nation ^ | February 21, 2008 | Ross Tuttle
    Secret evidence. Denial of habeas corpus. Evidence obtained by waterboarding. Indefinite detention. The litany of complaints about the treatment of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is long, disturbing and by now familiar. Nonetheless, a new wave of shock and criticism greeted the Pentagon's announcement on February 11 that it was charging six Guantánamo detainees, including alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, with war crimes--and seeking the death penalty for all of them. Now, as the murky, quasi-legal staging of the Bush Administration's military commissions unfolds, a key official has told The Nation that the trials have been rigged from the start....
  • Anti-military activists have too much say at schools (Corvallis, Oregon)

    02/22/2008 1:42:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 537+ views
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | February 21, 2008 | Pat Wray
    Some columns write themselves. Some are a struggle and leave me confused, conflicted and a little angry. This is one of those. It started out as a tongue-in-cheek look at the recent action by the city council in Berkeley, Calif., to oust the U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office and brand the Marines “uninvited and unwelcome intruders.” I planned to compare the situation in that strange city with our fairly-liberal-but-not-ridiculously-so approach here in Corvallis. Then I started doing research. I learned that an anti-military organization has access to our high school students equal to that of the U.S. Armed Forces. The...
  • The great city of Berkeley knee-jerk free-for-all

    02/21/2008 10:08:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,017+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 20, 2008 | Peter Schrag
    he brouhaha sparked by the Berkeley City Council these past couple of weeks demonstrates again that you can be within shouting distance of one of the world's great educational institutions and still be terminally stupid. The council, as almost everybody not in a deep trance must know, voted to send a letter telling the U.S. Marine Corps to, in effect, get the hell out of town. The particular target was a Marine recruiting office on Shattuck Square. Predictably, that got the right-wing bloggers knee-jerking right back, sending them into paroxysms of righteous indignation. It also – and justifiably – upset...
  • Armed Forces Foundation Unveils Commemorative Military Bass Boat (To Be Auctioned Off)

    02/21/2008 8:55:10 AM PST · by girlangler · 16 replies · 443+ views
    Armed Forces Foundation ^ | 2/20/08 | news release
    Contact: Lindsey M. Brothers (202) 547-4713 Armed Forces Foundation -PRESS RELEASE- Armed Forces Foundation Unveils Commemorative Military Bass Boat Boat To Be Auctioned Off At Armed Forces Foundation’s Congressional Gala In March Washington, DC (February 11, 2008) – The Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), a national nonprofit benevolent foundation under the Department of Defense’s America Supports You program, is proud to unveil its Ranger 188VX tournament-ready bass boat at ESPN’s 2008 Bassmaster Classic. The tournament will be held from February 22nd-24th on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, S.C. The boat will be auctioned March 5th, at the 4th Annual Armed Forces Foundation’s...
  • Editorial: Berkeley City Council: crossing the line

    02/19/2008 2:06:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 205+ views
    The Stanford Daily ^ | February 19, 2008 | Editorial Board
    In late January, the Berkeley city council voted 8-1 to declare the Marines working at a local recruiting office “uninvited and unwelcome intruders,” proceeding to express wishes to have said office removed from the city. The resolution further stated that the City of Berkeley applauded residents and organizations that “volunteer to impede, passively or actively, by nonviolent means, the work of any military recruiting office located in the City of Berkeley.” This action is disrespectful and inappropriate. The United States Marine Corps includes some our bravest and most dedicated service men and women. Regardless of whether or not one agrees...
  • Semper fi, Berkeley (UC Berkeley professor defends city)

    02/19/2008 10:27:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 631+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2008 | David L. Kirp
    The recent attack on the Marine Corps as "unwelcome intruders" is just the latest example of Berkeley politicians behaving badly. Showered with ridicule, confronted with the loss of federal and state money, the City Council was obliged to withdraw its misbegotten resolution, though it wasn't prepared to apologize for its blunder. "To err is human, but to really screw up it takes the Berkeley City Council," one councilmember ruefully acknowledged. But ask Standard & Poor's, the financial services company, what it thinks about Berkeley and you'll get a very different response. Last month, the firm upgraded the city's bonds to...
  • 'PINK' organization lacks impact (Code Pink)

    02/18/2008 5:32:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 182+ views
    The Western Courier ^ | February 18, 2008 issue | Andrew Browning
    Berkeley, Calif., has always been considered a Mecca for hippies. Their staunch anti-war views and liberalism have been allowed to flourish there, and when the Marines opened up a recruiting station in the heart of Berkeley, the women who belonged to CODEPINK began choking on their vanilla lattes and vegan muffins. According to its Web site, CODEPINK "is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars and redirect our resources into health care, education and other life-affirming activities." While I may believe in some of their viewpoints, the insanity they...
  • "Kiss Don't Enlist" Protest in Berkeley (Code Pink, Again!)

    02/14/2008 8:11:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 277+ views
    KCBS-TV ^ | February 14, 2008
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KCBS) -- Protesters have returned to the Berkeley Marines recruiting center just a day after a showdown between anti-war and pro-military demonstrators before the Berkeley City Council. This time, several dozen members of the peace group CodePink urged people to make love, not war. The Berkeley demonstration is one of 20 “Kiss Don’t Enlist” protests across the country. ”Polls show that the majority of Americans are opposed to the war, and this has given people a chance to really come out and show that. And it’s kind of fun to make out, instead of making war, right?” said...
  • iPod Warriors: Tech Gadget Breaks Barriers for Troops (Translator)

    02/11/2008 4:35:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 211+ views
    WJXX-TV12 ^ | February 8, 2008 | Grayson Kamm
    ORLANDO, FL -- A small Florida company has turned one of the world's most popular high tech gadgets into a tool for American troops that can help save lives. "They speak with their hands -- a lot," US Army Sergeant Darren Williams said, remembering the times he worked to communicate with the local people during his year as a soldier in Iraq. "If you grab something, or if you say, 'Hold it.' Or, 'Pick it up. Pick it up.' You use that a lot, too," the Jacksonville-based Army recruiter said, waving his hands through a series of gestures. For Williams,...
  • Former Navy Petty Officer Becomes First Woman to Open Store Under Little Caesars Veterans Program

    02/09/2008 3:41:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 397+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | January 31, 2008
    VALDOSTA, Ga., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. today celebrates the grand opening of the fifth store to open under the Little Caesars Veterans Program as U.S. military veteran and Little Caesars franchisee Patricia Evans opens her doors for business at 1650 F Baytree Road in Valdosta, Georgia. "The Little Caesars Veterans Program has provided me the opportunity to transition to a new career as my family and I begin the next chapter in our lives," said Evans. "I am proud to be the first woman to open a store under this program, and I'm excited to be...
  • The Gratitude Campaign

    12/28/2007 10:42:26 PM PST · by Racehorse · 8 replies · 206+ views
    The Gratitude Campaign ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    For the past several years as I've been traveling around the country, I've been approaching soldiers in the airports and thanking them for serving for us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward for both of us. There are several reasons, some of which I am even just now learning as I produce this film and talk to more soldiers. But they have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better having expressed my gratitude.I started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or sign that they could...
  • Merry Pandering Christmas! (With Video)

    12/23/2007 5:19:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 574+ views
    The Sundries Shack ^ | December 23, 2007
    Mark Steyn’s review of the candidate’s Christmas campaign messages is a must-read today because it’s likely to be the funniest thing you’ll see all day. Here’s a taste: John Edwards’s message is the usual Dickensian affair about the two Americas. I forget the details, but the upshot is that one America is a land of spindly emaciated Tiny Tims with barely three farthings to rub together for their next cup of gruel, while the other’s a marshmallow world where Dick Cheney, high on wassail, shoots a brace of turducken out of season, and then chows down as the Radio City...
  • Russian Army Gets 1st Chief Rabbi Since 1917 Revolution (Jewish Chaplain In Russia's Military Alert)

    12/16/2007 4:02:52 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/17/2007 | Michael Freund
    For the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, a chief rabbinical chaplain is servicing the spiritual and religious needs of Jewish soldiers in Russia's armed forces and various security services. Rabbi Gurevich and three Russian Jewish soldiers. Photo: Courtesy Rabbi Aharon Gurevich, 34, was appointed after being asked to fill the role by the chief rabbi of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, who had received official permission from the Russian government to establish a military rabbinate. Upon accepting the post, Gurevich was granted the rank of colonel by Russian authorities and was given permission to visit...